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Japanese Gardening: A Practical Guide to Creating a Japanese-style Garden with 700 Step-by-step Photographs

Charles Chesshire

This inspiring book offers expert information on how to create the perfect Japanese-style garden in any location, with a history of the garden styles and philosophy.
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Homing: On Pigeons, Dwellings and Why We Return

Jon Day

A SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR

Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year


'Rich and joyous ...The book's quiet optimism about our ability to change, and to learn to love small things passionately, will stay with me for a long t

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Life Skills: How to Cook, Clean, Manage Money, Fix Your Car, Perform CPR, and Everything in Between

Julia Laflin · Racehorse
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

A Book of Necessary Skills to Help You Function and Thrive in Everyday Life! Do you want to be an independent adult that knows how to live life to its full potential? Do you want to be the one that everyone comes to for advice? You've picked up the right book! Full of useful advice...
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Nature Play Workshop for Families: A Guide to 40 Outdoor Learning Experiences in All Seasons

Monica Wiedel-Lubinski · Quarry Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

With this fun and practical guide to outdoor play, be inspired to unplug and spark a nature connection vital for children's healthy growth and development. Children and families are plugged into electronics and often disconnected from direct experiences in nature. This beautifully photographed,...
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Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil: Learn to draw beautiful still life in colored pencil

Cynthia Knox · Walter Foster Publishing
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

If you want to learn how to render realistic still lifes using a wide range of techniques, this approachable, engaging guide is just the resource. After an introduction to the basic tools and materials, you will discover a variety of basic colored-pencil techniques, such as: Hatching Crosshatching Shading Blending Layering Burnishing And...
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Vogue® Knitting The Learn-to-Knit Book

Vogue Knitting · Sixth&Spring Books
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

From the world&;s most-recognized knitting magazine, and a leader in the industry, comes the ultimate guide to learning how to knit for absolute beginners.   Anyone can learn to knit&;and who better to explain the essentials than the trusted authorities at Vogue Knitting?...
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Shrubs for Gardens, Agroforestry, and Permaculture

Martin Crawford

A range of useful shrubs for different niches, sites, and functions--in gardens and on homesteads and farms

World-renowned expert Martin Crawford covers common fruit bushes like currants and gooseberries, and includes many other less-known shrubs with edible fruits,

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I Quit Plastics: And You Can Too

Kate Nelson · Lost the Plot
Pages: 254
Format: Hardcover

Kate Nelson has been disposable-plastic free for a decade. She started small: stopping her use of plastic bags and water bottles, refusing straws and carrying a reusable cup for takeaway coffee. But unhappy with how much plastic she still handled in her day-to-day life, she knew she had to do more....
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Rooted in the Hood: An Intimate Portrait of New York City’s Community Gardens

Anna Angelidakis

Rooted in the Hood is a photo essay celebrating the community gardens of New York City and the people who create, cultivate, and enjoy them. The late '60s and '70s witnessed the devastation of New York City, with many buildings in low-income areas left unattended, burned, and redu
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Get Started with Gouache: A Colorful Guide to Painting the World Around You

Emma Block · Watson-Guptill
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

A modern, easy-to-use, and authoritative guide to painting with gouache, including the basics on this exciting and centuries-old medium, techniques for all skill levels, and practice projects from an experienced author and illustrator.This charming and contemporary step-by-step guide to gouache...
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