Back to Basics

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781629148625
Release Date: 2014-10-14
Genre: House & Home

The classic guide to self-sufficiency, with more than 200,000 copies sold—now fully updated! Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.


Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781629149905
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Genre: House & Home

The companion to the bestseller Back to Basics for country, urban, and suburban folks—now fully updated! Who doesn’t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It’s written with country lovers in mind—even those who currently live in the city. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the wilderness, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. Got sunlight? Start container gardening. With a few plants, fresh tomato sauce is a real option with your own homegrown fresh tomatoes. Reduce electricity use by eating dinner by candlelight (using homemade candles, of course). Learn to use rainwater to augment water supplies. Make your own soap and hand lotion. Consider keeping chickens for the eggs. From what to eat to supporting sustainable restaurants to avoiding dry cleaning, this book offers information on anything a homesteader needs—and more.

The Outdoor Knots Book

Author: Clyde Soles
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 0898869625
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Sports & Recreation

A guide to the ropes and knots used in the outdoors by hikers, campers, paddlers, and climbers. *Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best knot for the activity at hand *Knot-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos *New entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance--since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explainshow to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 knots are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a knot comparison chart activity. This is the definitive text on ropes and knots for anyone who plays in the outdoors!

The Back to Basics Handbook

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781616082611
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Family & Relationships

Includes hundreds of projects for sustainable living--such as dyeing wool, grafting trees, raising chickens, crafting furniture with hand tools, making preserves and cheese, building a log cabin and much more, in a book that also has tips for down-home fun, as well as 500 full-color illustrations. Original.

Storey s Basic Country Skills

Author: John Storey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427371
Release Date: 2010-11-11
Genre: House & Home

Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.

Old Time Country Wisdom Lore

Author: Jerry Mack Johnson
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760340011
Release Date: 2011-04-11
Genre: Social Science

A collection of old-fashioned country wisdom on all kinds of topics describes how to make and cook things, read the weather, and dowse; and provides lore on animals and plants.

How to Stay Alive in the Woods

Author: Bradford Angier
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 9781603762861
Release Date: 2012-03-20
Genre: Sports & Recreation

HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS is a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors. Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening guide reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple), how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help. Detailed illustrations and expanded instructions, newly commissioned for this deluxe edition, offer crucial information at a glance, making How to Stay Alive in the Woods truly a lifesaver.

Negotiation Basics

Author: Ralph A. Johnson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803940521
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Presenting principles of negotiation from theoretical and practical perspectives, this book helps readers develop negotiating skills in both individual and collective situations. Each chapter introduces and discusses an essential negotiating concept and then connects that concept to a related skill. Exercises are integrated throughout each chapter to provide readers with the opportunity to practice these skills. Using this unique theory-into-practice organization principle, the book demonstrates how negotiation works, outlines options and procedures for negotiation preparation, and identifies common negotiating problems.

The Everything Essential German Book

Author: Edward Swick
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781440567582
Release Date: 2013-07-18
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Learn to speak and write German like a pro! Need a quick introduction to the German language? Whether you're planning a vacation, adding a valuable second language to your resume, or simply brushing up on your skills, The Everything Essential German Book is your perfect guide for learning to speak and write in German. This portable guide covers the most important basics, including: The German alphabet and translation Greetings and conversation starters Common questions and answers Verb tenses and sentence structure With step-by-step instructions, pronunciation guides, and practical exercises, you'll find learning German can be easy and fun! You'll be speaking--and understanding--German in no time!

How to Write a Book Proposal

Author: Michael Larsen
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582977034
Release Date: 2011-03-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Source for Book Proposals Success! How to Write a Book Proposal is THE resource for getting your work published. This newly revised edition of the Writer's Digest Books classic outlines how to create an effective, nonfiction book proposal in a clear, step-by-step manner. You'll learn the keys to a successful book proposal and how to: Test-market the potential of a book idea and effectively communicate that potential in a proposal Choose the best agents and editors for a particular proposal Create a professional-looking proposal package Predispose publishers to make their best offer Notes agent and author Michael Larsen also provides insider insights into the publishing industry as well as a plethora of newly updated information including: Recent changes in the publishing industry Updated trend information New sample proposals Expanded instructions for creating outlines You'll also find complete guidelines to becoming an effective self-promoter. How to Write a Book Proposal is a must-have for every writer!

Agile Project Management

Author: Jim Highsmith
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321630025
Release Date: 2004-04-06
Genre: Computers

Please note - there is now a second edition of this book available, with the ISBN of 0321658396. “Jim Highsmith is one of a few modern writers who are helping us understand the new nature of work in the knowledge economy.” —Rob Austin, Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School “This is the project management book we’ve all been waiting for—the book that effectively combines Agile methods and rigorous project management. Not only does this book help us make sense of project management in this current world of iterative, incremental Agile methods, but it’s an all-around good read!” —Lynne Ellen, Sr. VP & CIO, DTE Energy “Finally a book that reconciles the passion of the Agile Software movement with the needed disciplines of project management. Jim’s book has provided a service to all of us.” —Neville R(oy) Singham, CEO, ThoughtWorks, Inc. “The world of product development is becoming more dynamic and uncertain. Many managers cope by reinforcing processes, adding documentation, or further honing costs. This isn’t working. Highsmith brilliantly guides us into an alternative that fits the times.” —Preston G. Smith, principal, New Product Dynamics/coauthor, Developing Products in Half the Time One of the field’s leading experts brings together all the knowledge and resources you need to use APM in your next project. Jim Highsmith shows why APM should be in every manager’s toolkit, thoroughly addressing the questions project managers raise about Agile approaches. He systematically introduces the five-phase APM framework, then presents specific, proven tools for every project participant. Coverage includes: Six principles of Agile Project Management How to capitalize on emerging new product development technologies Putting customers at the center of your project, where they belong Creating adaptive teams that respond quickly to changes in your project’s “ecosystem” Which projects will benefit from APM—and which won’t APM’s five phases: Envision, Speculate, Explore, Adapt, Close APM practices, including the Product Vision Box and Project Data Sheet Leveraging your PMI skills in Agile environments Scaling APM to larger projects and teams For every project manager, team leader, and team member

Book of Shadows

Author: Anon
Publisher: Green Magic
ISBN: 0956619746
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

This is a magical journal, or diary. A book in which to record your own magical path in your own hand. Your journey is your own, this book is but a tool to help you along that path. By sunlight, by moonlight Blessed Be.