Spiral bound, with durable laminated pages, the 8th edition of Code Check Electrical is the perfect on-the-job resource for electricians, builders, remodelers, and building inspectors dealing with electrical work. Completely updated to the 2017 National Electrical Code and the 2015 International Residential Code, this reliable resource can help builders and re-modelers avoid the most common electrical code violations for every type of residential electrical system. Whether you are dealing with grounding, bonding, service panels, branch circuits, GFCIs and AFCIs, switches, receptables, photovoltaics, or other systems, the more than 100 tables and figures in this guide guarantee expert, reliable guidance every step of the way. Easy to access and easy to use, Code Check Electrical will ensure that all jobs meet the highest safety standards while drastically reducing code violation call-backs.
The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner
By Hansen, Ann Larkin
This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them - no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all) , Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.
By Kurson, Robert
The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Divers.In early 1968, the Apollo program was on shaky footing. President Kennedy's end-of-decade deadline to put a man on the Moon was in jeopardy, and the Soviets were threatening to pull ahead in the space race. By August 1968, with its back against the wall, NASA decided to scrap its usual methodical approach and shoot for the heavens. With just four months to prepare--a fraction of the normal time--the agency would send the first men in history to the Moon. In a year of historic violence and discord--the Tet offensive, the assassinations of MLK and RFK, the Chicago DNC riots--the Apollo 8 mission was the boldest test of what America could do.