Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 1119467616
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How Your House Works

A Visual Guide to Understanding and Maintaining Your Home
Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119473527
Category: House & Home
Page: 240
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The updated and highly illustrated guide to understanding how just about everything in your house works! The revised and updated third edition of How Your House Works is a hands-on guide that gives you the low-down on why your faucet is leaking, your dishwasher is overflowing, or your furnace is on the fritz. This comprehensive book is your reference to virtually everything in your house with richly illustrated explanations of electrical systems, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors, and windows. This must-have book answers most questions homeowners face when repairs are needed or when a new house or addition is in your future. How Your House Works is filled with easy-to-understand illustrations that show how things should be put together and how they function. The book also highlights issues outside the house as well as clock thermostats, ventless gas heaters, moisture and mold, and passive solar heating. Using the illustrations and the author’s clear explanations might save you the expense of calling a professional. This invaluable guide: Offers a colorful resource to home electrical systems, HVAC, plumbing, major household appliances, foundation, framing, doors and windows, sustainability, and much more Includes easy-to-follow information for troubleshooting problems Contains dozens of new full-color illustrations Presents new chapters on solar power and smart home technologies Helps homeowners save money on many common household repairs Written for homeowners with little or no knowledge of home maintenance or repair, How Your House Works is your illustrated and updated guide to understanding how appliances, electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, and more work!

The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling


Author: Charlie Wing
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600854788
Category: House & Home
Page: 640
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Here's the updated and enlarged third edition of our classic reference on how to choose systems and materials for every part of a home. With brand new chapters on transforming a home with green practices and creative storage solutions -- plus the latest code information and over 400 new full-color illustrations -- this up-to-the-minute, enhanced edition will become an essential resource for your building library. Designed for do-it-yourself homeowners, as well as builders, contractors and architects, The Visual Handbook of Building and Remodeling is the authoritative, go-to reference manual for anyone involved in residential design and construction. In fact, earlier editions of this classic guide have sold over 250,000 copies. With its unique visual approach and over 1,600 full-color drawings, this new, expanded edition provides you with a clear, detailed look at every aspect of home construction -- and built-in systems. So you can visualize exactly how to tackle any building project or construction challenge. And, in addition to its user-friendly graphic presentation, you'll also appreciate the clear, straightforward language that gives you everything you need to get going. Here are just a few reasons why you'll want to pick up a copy of this new edition. It's chock full of new material with lots of essential information not included in earlier versions Over 400 new full-color drawings shed light on a wide range of additional materials, systems and details New chapters on energy-efficient green building practices and innovative storage solutions Over 1,600 drawings -- in total -- cover every aspect of home building and remodeling Over 300 tables offer quick access to critical data

100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know


Author: Editors Of Family Handyman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1621452212
Category: House & Home
Page: 288
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The Family Handyman’s 100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know gives you the knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. You’ll make informed decisions, avoid frustrations and save thousands over the life of your home. The Family Handyman’s 100 Things Every Homeowner Must Know gives you the knowledge you need to be a better homeowner. You’ll make informed decisions, avoid frustrations and save thousands over the life of your home. Here’s just a small sample of what’s inside: The smartest thing you can do before going on vacation Push a button and save $100 Be ready for any natural disaster Make burglars bypass your house The most effective way to cut heating and cooling costs Clever shortcuts for home maintenance—indoors and out Keep mice, ants and other invaders out of your house Boost curb appeal without remodeling What to do when the power goes out The most common—and costly—homeowner mistakes Eliminate noises, odors and other household irritations Grow the best lawn on the block Secret weapons pros use for easy, instant repairs Make appliances last years longer The key to drip-free faucets Make your mower start right up—every time Cures for damp basements Exterminate mold and mildew Pick a paint color you’ll love Get faster downloads and better TV quality Stop peeling paint Plus, incredibly easy repairs for appliances, plumbing, flooring, walls, furniture and more!

Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home


Author: Ilona Bray,Alayna Schroeder,Marcia Stewart
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 1413323456
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 448
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Get insights from real estate professionals to help you determine when is the best time for you to buy a house. The authors show you how to research the market, decide what you want-- and what you can afford-- and ways to protect yourself with inspections and insurance.

How Psychology Works

The Facts Visually Explained
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0241360420
Category: Psychology
Page: 256
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Explore the human mind and understand the science behind how people think and act in a wide variety of everyday situations with this brand-new visual guide to applied psychology. Using straightforward definitions and clear, striking visuals, this book makes the workings of the brain easy to understand and shows what happens when things go wrong, with information on disorders such as anxiety and paranoia, as well as explanations of the different therapies that are used to treat them, from CBT to psychoanalysis, group therapy to art therapy. How Psychology Works explains hundreds of psychological terms clearly and simply, such as neurosis, psychosis, psychopathy, self-efficacy, flow, human factors, and false memory syndrome. It also includes an introduction to the different approaches psychologists use to understand how we behave and think and a detailed look at how the brain influences behavior and psychological health. With its combination of bold infographics and clear, easy-to-understand text, this book explores and explains the various approaches that psychologists use to study how people think and behave, such as behaviorism, cognitive psychology, and humanism, and shows how these approaches can be applied to real-world situations. With examples from the workplace to the sports field, the courtroom to the classroom, How Psychology Works shows how psychology plays a huge role in all of our lives and offers a greater understanding of what influences behavior, thoughts, and feelings in a variety of environments and scenarios.

The Complete Guide to Home Inspection


Author: Roger Robinson,Michael Litchfield
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781627104807
Category: House & Home
Page: 320
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Thorough enough for professionals...accessible enough for homeowners! Written in plain language suitable even for first-time home buyers, The Complete Guide to Home Inspection is a must-have reference. An all-in-one resource with 250 descriptive photographs and 20 helpful illustrations, it is invaluable for home buyers, home sellers, professional home inspectors, and every homeowner who wants to understand what their house is telling them. Truly comprehensive in scope. This is the most extensive examination of home inspection available, covering all areas of the home from top to bottom, including: Exteriors Roofs Attics Foundations, basements, and crawlspaces Plumbing Electrical systems Heating and cooling Kitchen, baths, and laundries Garages, attached structures, and many other areas Learn the trade secrets of industry experts in home building and inspection. With over 70 years of combined experience, the authors are on a highly focused mission to: Determine your home's hidden trouble spots and how to remedy them Provide sound advice on avoiding hazardous materials Offer helpful tips for improving energy efficiency, and much more. Put an end to the mysterious problems that can create a "Money Pit." Head off potential problems as you learn to understand a home's systems. Includes enormously helpful resources: Checklists - for properly inspecting a home Retrofit tips - to quickly resolve problems and issues Get your copy today and gain new insights into home safety and more.

Home Maintenance For Dummies


Author: James Carey,Morris Carey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118052676
Category: House & Home
Page: 408
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A hands-on, step-by-step guide to properly maintaining your home Your home requires regular maintenance to operate safely and efficiently. The expert advice in this second edition of Home Maintenance For Dummies can help you save literally thousands of dollars each year by showing you how to perform home maintenance yourself! This new edition provides the latest tips on how to tune up your home and make repairs to every room of the house, from basement to attic. By combining step-by-step instructions and expert information, this practical guide gives you the skills to tackle everything from furnace tune-ups to leaky roofs. You'll also learn how to conduct routine inspections, keep major appliances running efficiently, and increase energy efficiency. Shows how to keep your home in tip-top shape, preserve its value, and avoid costly repairs Covers all rooms of the house, in addition to the roof, foundation, and exterior Explains how to keep all home systems and major appliances running smoothly Includes a seasonal maintenance schedule Provides the latest green maintenance options to help lower your utility bills James Carey and Morris Carey have a radio show, a newspaper column, and a Web site, all called On the House, and appear regularly on CBS News Saturday Morning. They are also the authors of Home Remodeling For Dummies If you've always wanted to tackle home repairs like a pro, Home Maintenance For Dummies, 2nd Edition is your ideal resource!

Born a Crime

Stories from a South African Childhood
Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0399588183
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love. Praise for Born a Crime “[A] compelling new memoir . . . By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid. . . . Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother.”—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times “[An] unforgettable memoir.”—Parade “What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. . . . What also helped was having a mother like Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. . . . Consider Born a Crime another such gift to her—and an enormous gift to the rest of us.”—USA Today “[Noah] thrives with the help of his astonishingly fearless mother. . . . Their fierce bond makes this story soar.”—People “[Noah’s] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class.”—Booklist (starred review) “A gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations.”—Kirkus Reviews

The Complete Book of Clean

Tips & Techniques for Your Home
Author: Toni Hammersley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681881748
Category: House & Home
Page: 224
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"The follow-up to the bestselling Complete Book of Home Organization, the Complete Book of Clean is a foolproof, eco-friendly guide to cleaning your home... Learn the best seasons to tackle home projects, storage solutions to simplify the process and teach even the messiest kids to clean up after themselves. This book will help you tackle every mess, stain and dust-magnet, and keep things from getting out of hand in the future--all while being friendly to the environment and keeping toxic chemicals out of your home. Whether you're a neat freak or new to the world of homekeeping, let Toni Hammersley be your guide to establishing routines, learning techniques and mastering the best home cleaning hacks out there."--

The Home Comfort Book

The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Comfortable, Healthy, Efficient, and Long Lasting Home
Author: Nate Adams
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781979596886
Category:
Page: 194
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Are rooms of your house uncomfortable or unusable at different times of the year? Is your home drafty in winter? Do you get hit with a wave of heat walking upstairs in summer? Are mold or pests frequent problems in your home? Do you get big icicles in winter? Do you suspect your home is making you sick? Do you sleep better out of your house? Do you have a damp, dank basement? How about air quality problems like dust or odors? Are you ready to solve those problems? Then this book is for you. Before you can solve a problem, you need to understand what is causing the problem. This book explains how your home actually works so you can address root causes, not symptoms. We've seen far too many folks waste thousands of dollars addressing the wrong problem. Armed with this book, you can find the right pros to solve problems, understand if the work was done right, and even DIY many things yourself. This is the book I wish I had when I entered the Home Performance eld. It connects theory to action and shows real world examples of work being done and the results achieved. It assumes you're a building science novice as well as smart and willing to learn. You'll learn about how your home works, what to look for in a new heating and cooling (HVAC) system, what kinds of insulation work best and why, how to choose and install the right bath fan, and more. Everything in this book is backed up by field experience, data, and an overwhelming passion to do things right the first time.

The Tool Book

A Tool-Lover's Guide to Over 200 Hand Tools
Author: Phil Davy,Jo Behari,Matthew Jackson,Luke Edwardes-Evans
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465477675
Category: House & Home
Page: 256
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This user's guide to over 200 hand tools highlights how to use tools effectively, understand them better, and how to properly care for them. Salute generations of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and know-how with The Tool Book. Explore tools from every angle, with detailed patent drawings, exploded diagrams, and step-by-step illustrations of tools in action with the science behind the techniques. Gallery pages display different types of hammers, spades, or chisels, while expert advice tells you what to look for when choosing a tool, and how to use it and care for it best. Discover why each tool is perfect for the job, and why it deserves a prominent spot in your shed, workshop, studio, or makerspace. The perfect gift for craftsmen, makers and anyone with an interest in DIY.

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves


Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampan?o
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 0375420525
Category: Fiction
Page: 709
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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

A Different Pond


Author: Bao Phi
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1515807126
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
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A 2018 Caldecott Honor Book that Kirkus Reviews calls "a must-read for our times," A Different Pond is an unforgettable story about a simple event - a long-ago fishing trip. Graphic novelist Thi Bui and acclaimed poet Bao Phi deliver a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son - and between cultures, old and new. As a young boy, Bao and his father awoke early, hours before his father's long workday began, to fish on the shores of a small pond in Minneapolis. Unlike many other anglers, Bao and his father fished for food, not recreation. A successful catch meant a fed family. Between hope-filled casts, Bao's father told him about a different pond in their homeland of Vietnam. Thi Bui's striking, evocative art paired with Phi's expertly crafted prose has earned this powerful picture books six starred reviews and numerous awards.

1-2-3 Parenting with Heart

Three-Step Discipline for a Calm and Godly Household
Author: Thomas Phelan,Chris Webb
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492653039
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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Based on the bestselling parenting book, 1-2-3 Magic, and adapted for a Christian lifestyle In 1-2-3 Parenting with Heart, Dr. Thomas W. Phelan and pastor Chris Webb teach Christian parents to take charge while refraining from yelling, leading to better behaved children, happier parents, and a more peaceful home environment. Complete with relevant Bible verses, explanations, and exercises, this guide allows you to get back in charge of your home and enjoy your kids again by helping you set limits for your children, and by breaking down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps: • Controlling Obnoxious Behavior: Learn an amazingly simple technique to get the kids to STOP doing what you don't want them to do (whining, arguing, tantrums, sibling rivalry, etc.). • Encouraging Good Behavior: Learn several effective methods to get your kids to START doing what you want them to do (picking up, eating, going to bed-and staying there!, chores, etc.). • Strengthening Your Relationships: Learn powerful techniques that reinforce the bond between you and your children. You'll find tools to use in virtually every situation, including advice for common problems such as: • Whining • Sibling rivalry • Reluctance to do chores • Talking back • Refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night • Stubbornness For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help them raise happier, healthier families and put the fun back into parenting.

Ultimate Guide

Home Repair and Improvement
Author: Creative Homeowner
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
ISBN: 9781580115285
Category: House & Home
Page: 607
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Presents information on home maintenance and remodeling with more than three hundred step-by-step projects that cover such topics as masonry, plumbing, insulation, flooring, trimwork, siding, roofing, and windows.

Simply Clean

The Proven Method for Keeping Your Home Organized, Clean, and Beautiful in Just 10 Minutes a Day
Author: Becky Rapinchuk
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501158791
Category: House & Home
Page: 272
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From the cleaning and homekeeping expert and creator of the wildly popular Clean Mama blog comes a simple and accessible cleaning guide with a proven step-by-step schedule for tidying a home in just ten minutes a day. Becky Rapinchuk, the “Clean Mama,” understands that many people don’t have the time, organizational skills, or homemaking habits to maintain a constantly clean and decluttered living space. In Simply Clean, Becky will help you effortlessly keep a tidy house and build habits to become a neat person—no matter how messy you may naturally be! Simply Clean features: -A 7-Day Simply Clean Kick Start and the 28-Day Simply Clean Challenge, to turn cleaning from a chore into an effortless habit -A designated catch-up day, so you’ll never have to worry or stress when life gets in the way of cleaning -Step-by-step tutorials for speed cleaning hard-to-clean spaces -Dozens of recipes for organic, environmentally conscious cleaning supplies -Many of Becky’s famous checklists, schedules, and habit trackers No matter how big your home or busy your schedule, the Simply Clean method can be customized to fit your life. It really is possible—in just ten minutes a day, you can create a cleaner, happier home.

On Writing


Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743455967
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 297
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The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

Spark Joy

An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up
Author: Marie Kondo
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 1607749734
Category: House & Home
Page: 304
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Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes—and lives—across the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings of perfectly organized drawers and closets. She also provides advice on frequently asked questions, such as whether to keep “necessary” items that may not bring you joy. With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.