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The Book of Hygge: The Danish Art of Contentment, Comfort, and Connection

Louisa Thomsen Brits · Plume
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

When life gets hectic, work grows stressful, and the days fly by, unplug and tune in. Hygge (hoo-gah) is a Danish word but a universal feeling of being warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered - an experience of belonging to the moment and to each other.

Hygge anchors us, reminding...
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Cutting Back: My Apprenticeship in the Gardens of Kyoto

Leslie Buck · Timber Press
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

What do you discover when you cut back?

At thirty-five, Leslie Buck made an impulsive decision to put her personal life on hold to pursue her passion. Leaving behind a full life of friends, love, and professional security, she became the first American woman to learn pruning from...
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How to Make a Plant Love You: Cultivate Green Space in Your Home and Heart

Summer Rayne Oakes · Optimism Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Potted plants aren't mere decoration; they offer a rare opportunity to find joy by caring for another living being.

Summer Rayne Oakes keeps over 750 live houseplants spanning 400 species in her Brooklyn apartment. She's an environmental scientist, an entrepreneur, and (according...
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DEWALT Building Contractor's Licensing Exam Guide: Based on the 2018 IRC & IBC

CHRISTOPHER PRINCE · DEWALT
Format: Paperback

This trusted guide helps you gain a confident understanding of the critical concepts you will need to succeed on certification exams and in your professional career, from code and OSHA requirements to business management and building theory. Now updated to reflect the 2018 International...
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Smart Homes in easy steps: Master smart technology for your home

NICK VANDOME · In Easy Steps Limited
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

The idea of a smart home - using digital devices throughout the home that can be controlled by digital voice assistants, apps, smartphones and tablets - is not a science fiction vision of the future: it is very much part of the here and now, and available to all. Also known as the Internet...
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L'art de la Simplicité: How to Live More with Less

Dominique Loreau · Griffin
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

If simplicity is an art, then Dominique Loreau is a master. Having lived in Japan for many years and inspired by Eastern philosophy, Loreau discovered the beauty of a life well lived through the art of simplicity. Her lifestyle rests on the principle of less is more, and imbues all areas...
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Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness

INGRID FETELL LEE · Little, Brown Spark
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Designer Ingrid Fetell Lee explains how to cultivate a happier, healthier life by making small changes to your surroundings.

Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there...
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Built: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures

Roma Agrawal · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.

While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone...

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Planting Design for Dry Gardens: Beautiful, Resilient Groundcovers for Terraces, Paved Areas, Gravel and Other Alternatives to the Lawn

Olivier Filippi · Filbert Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Green lawns are restful to the eye, provide an excellent backdrop to plants and trees and keep the weeds down, but in low-rainfall regions they often end up looking scrappy and brown. This book offers low-level planting designs that are ecofriendly and so beautiful they redefine the conventional...
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100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

Xerces Society. · Storey Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract...
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The Quest for Shakespeare's Garden

Roy Strong · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

A lavishly illustrated history of gardens drawing from Shakespeare's works and garden writing -- published to commemorate the 400th anniversary year of his deathPublished in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, The Quest for Shakespeare's Garden traces the origins...
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The Complete Guide to Healing and Medicinal Herbs: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply

Wendy Vincent · Atlantic Pub Co; 2 edition
Format: Paperback

"Herbs have been the centerpiece of natural healthcare since before the dawn of medicine in ancient Greece. With more than 50,000 strains of herb from around the world currently recorded by various botanical societies and a small percentage of those serving, universally recognized...
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Dwelling: Simple Ways to Nourish Your Home, Body, and Soul

Melissa Michaels · Harvest House Publishers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Feel Well Where You Dwell Our dwellings - both our home and body - are intricately connected. Each has the potential to inspire the other to be its very best! Your home is where your life happens. Learn how to create a sanctuary that inspires your well-being, so you can experience a greater...
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Flowerpaedia: 1000 Flowers and their Meanings

Cheralyn Darcey · Rockpool Publishing
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Flowerpaedia is a handy and engaging A-Z reference guide of over 1000 flowers, researched and compiled by botanical explorer Cheralyn Darcey. Readers will delight in understanding what each flower means--emotionally, spiritually, and symbolically--and the dictionary format allows people...
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Designing with Succulents

Debra Lee Baldwin · Timber Press
Pages: 356
Format: Hardcover

"Designing with Succulents is inspiring, practical, and complete - a treasure for any gardener who loves these otherworldly beauties." - Kathleen N. Brenzel, Sunset Succulents offer dazzling possibilities, requiring only minimal maintenance and very little water to remain lush...
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