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Reinventing the Chicken Coop: 14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions

Kevin McElroy · Storey
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Backyard chickens meet contemporary design! Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy give you 14 complete building plans for chicken coops that range from the purely functional to the outrageously fabulous. One has a water-capturing roof; one is a great homage to mid-Modern architecture; and another...
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Nature Play at Home: Creating Outdoor Spaces that Connect Children with the Natural World

Nancy Striniste · Timber Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

"A magnificent resource for transforming backyards into stimulating environments which enhance children's creativity, learning, and fun." - Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, The Nature Principle, and Vitamin N

Access to technology has created...
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Never Home Alone: From Microbes to Millipedes, Camel Crickets, and Honeybees, the Natural History of Where We Live

Rob Dunn · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A natural history of the wilderness in our homes, from the microbes in our showers to the crickets in our basements

Even when the floors are sparkling clean and the house seems silent, our domestic domain is wild beyond imagination. In Never Home Alone, biologist Rob Dunn...
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Potted: Make Your Own Stylish Garden Containers

Annette Goliti Gutierrez · Timber Press
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

Hand-made style for outdoor living

Outdoor style often comes at a high price, but it doesn't have to. This lushly designed guide empowers you to create your own show-stopping containers made from everyday materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, terracotta, rope, driftwood,...
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The Pet Poo Pocket Guide: How to Safely Compost and Recycle Pet Waste

Rose Seemann · New Society Publishers
Format: Print book

Eighty-three million dogs and ninety-six million cats call the United States home. Dogs alone produce enough waste to fill more than 1,091 football fields 1 foot deep in a single year. Add billions of plastic pick-up bags to the mix and season well with tons of litter box waste. Scoop a hefty...
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The Inspired Houseplant: Transform Your Home with Indoor Plants from Kokedama to Terrariums and Water Gardens to Edibles

Jen Stearns · Sasquatch Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The ultimate go-to guide for aspiring indoor gardeners, this book offers inspiration and instruction to envision and create your own gorgeous in-home garden spaces.

With plentiful images and a distinctly modern and sophisticated feel, this book imparts both easy-to-follow advice...
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American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the Making of a Nation

Eric Rutkow · Scribner; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

This fascinating and groundbreaking work tells the remarkable story of the relationship between Americans and their trees across the entire span of our nation’s history. Like many of us, historians have long been guilty of taking trees for granted. Yet the history of trees in America...
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Little House Living: The Make-Your-Own Guide to a Frugal, Simple, and Self-Sufficient Life

Merissa Alink · Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2015. ©2015
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

From the immensely popular blogger behind Little House Living comes a motivational homemaking book, inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie, featuring creative, fun ways to live your life simply and frugally - perfect for fans of Ree Drummond's The...
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How Your House Works: A Visual Guide to Understanding & Maintaining Your Home

Charlie Wing · R.S. Means Company; 1 edition
Pages: 152
Format: Paperback

Why is my faucet leaking, my toilet running, or my dishwasher refusing to start? Can I fix it myself? What's causing the heating system to smell bad or the foundation to crack? Do I need an air filtration system? Is the new "engineered lumber" as good as conventional wood?...
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Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects

Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

An enthusiastic, witty, and informative introduction to the world of insects and why we - and the planet we inhabit - could not survive without them.

Insects comprise roughly half of the animal kingdom. They live everywhere - deep inside caves, 18,000 feet high in the Himalayas,...
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Julie Carlson · Artisan
Format: Hardcover is the go-to, undisputed authority for home design enthusiasts, remodelers, architects, and designers. Unlike sites that cater to all tastes, Remodelista has a singular and clearly defined aesthetic: classic pieces trump designs that are trendy and transient, and well-edited...
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Handpicked: Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements

Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements....
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