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Hardcore Inventing

by Robert Yonover & Ellie Crowe Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

You’ve come up with a great solution to a persistent problem—an invention that will help thousands of people. But what do you have to do to turn it into a reality? Robert Yonover uses his experiences from...


Conversations

by Blue Carreon Skyhorse (October 21, 2014)

Conversations began as a column for the Huffington Post where it initially featured fashion designers. Author Blue Carreon would ask his subjects to answer a fill-in-the-blanks type of questionnaire on topics...


Badass Bricks

by Jake Mackay Skyhorse (November 05, 2013)

LEGO is fun. So are toy weapons. The only thing more fun is LEGO toy weapons! A compilation of badass brick weapons—some that actually even work—this book is designed for the adult brick enthusiast. Each...


Windmills and Wind Motors

by F. E. Powell Skyhorse (December 03, 2011)

Free, clean, and sustainable energy: wind power is an essential resource everyone can harness. This comprehensive and compact historical work provides everything you need to learn about the theory and construction...


Traditional Toolmaking

by Franklin D. Jones Skyhorse (February 06, 2012)

Bringing together the collective wisdom of a past generation of craftsmen, Traditional Toolmaking provides an in-depth record of the skills and techniques that made the mass production revolution of the twentieth...


Generation Robot

by Terri Favro Skyhorse (February 06, 2018)

Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation—from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov’s seminal robot masterpiece, I, Robot, to the 2050 Singularity when artificial and human...


Instrument Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (May 02, 2017)

This is the FAA's primary pilot resource for instrument flight rules and training. It (IFR) covers everything pertinent to operating an aircraft, both in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and without...


FAR/AIM 2018: Up-to-Date FAA Regulations / Aeronautical Information Manual

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (October 31, 2017)

All the information you need to operate safely in US airspace, fully updated.

If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM. In today’s environment,...


Aviation Instructor's Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (May 02, 2017)

The Aviation Instructor’s Handbook was developed by the FAA in order to help beginning ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors understand the basics of flight instruction....


Instrument Procedures Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (May 02, 2017)

This is the new 2015 edition of the FAA's previous "Instrument Procedures Handbook" (previously the FAA-H-8083-16).

This book covers all of the information needed to operate safely within the airspace system....


Aviation Weather

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)

Aviation Weather is a comprehensive resource for everything that pilots, students, and instructors need to know about navigating all types of weather safely. This book covers both visual (VMC) and instrument...


Mad About Metal

by Monica Fischer & Susan Cumpsty Skyhorse (March 06, 2018)

Craft metal has endless decorative possibilities. It is pliable and can be wrapped around or adhered to any surface you can imagine. This book is all about using colored craft metal? decorating it by means of...


FAR/AIM 2017

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (August 09, 2016)

  • Learn to fly a plane according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations
  • The most complete guide to the rules of aviation accessible anywhere 
  • Contains all of the information needed to operate safely...


The Fight Against Monsanto's Roundup

by Mitchel Cohen & Vandana Shiva Skyhorse (January 08, 2019)

A Comprehensive Look at the Worldwide Battle to Defend Ourselves and Our Environment Against the Peddlers of Chemical Poisons

Chemical poisons have infiltrated all facets of our lives – housing, agriculture,...


Do-It-Yourself Projects to Get You Off the Grid

by Noah Weinstein Skyhorse (September 04, 2018)

Instructables is back with this inspiring book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about going green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your...


Rotorcraft Flying Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 11, 2011)

The Rotorcraft Flying Handbook is designed as a technical manual for applicants who are preparing for their private, commercial, or flight instructor pilot certificates with a helicopter or gyroplane class rating....


Siesta Lane

by Amy Minato Skyhorse (January 24, 2009)

A poet at heart, Amy Minato rejects her life of consumption in Chicago to go back to nature—specifically, to a commune in Oregon, where she rediscovers herself.


Self-Sufficiency

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (November 10, 2010)

Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and...


Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (November 03, 2009)

Pilot's Handbook of Aeronautical Knowledge, created by the Federal Aviation Administration, is the official reference manual for pilots at all levels. An indispensable and invaluable encyclopedia, it deals with...


Rustic Carpentry

by Paul N. Hasluck & Ralph Kylloe Skyhorse (August 17, 2007)

With an introduction by master craftsman Ralph Kylloe, this manual on rustic carpentry is a superb resource for woodworkers, furniture makers, and carpenters of all skill levels. Here are clear and concise instructions...


The Self-Sufficiency Handbook

by Alan Bridgewater & Gill Bridgewater Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to...


Glider Flying Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 11, 2011)

This book—prepared by the Federal Aviation Administration—is a resource without equal for glider pilots. Covering components and systems, flight instruments, performance limitations, preflight and ground operations,...


Aviation Instructor's Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (September 01, 2009)

The Aviation Instructor’s Handbook is a world-class educational reference tool developed and designed for ground instructors, flight instructors, and aviation maintenance instructors. This information-packed...


Homemade Contrivances and How to Make Them

by Skyhorse Publishing Skyhorse (April 17, 2007)

The traditional American devices contained in this intriguing compilation date from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay bailers. Yet the simple inventions described for...


Gustav Stickley's Craftsman Homes and Bungalows

by Gustav Stickley Skyhorse (March 01, 2009)

In 1901, Gustav Stickley began to create the first uniquely American style of furniture and home design—known as Craftsman. Stickley's principles of home design include construction that is in harmony with...


Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties

by D. C. Beard Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Nineteenth-century building advice that is eminently practical in the twenty-first century. 330 b/w illustrations


Plane Sense

by Nightingale Bamford School Skyhorse (January 26, 2011)

Plane Sense is an indispensable, must-have guide for aircraft owners, operators, and all aviation enthusiasts. It highlights the requirements involved in acquiring, owning, operating, and maintaining private...


The Joy of Keeping Goats

by Laura Childs Skyhorse (June 01, 2011)

Goats are easy to care for and a low-investment choice for anyone wishing to live out rural dreams or add to an existing stable. The Joy of Keeping Goats offers practical advice, clear guidelines, and wonderful...


The Joy of Hobby Farming

by Michael Levatino & Audrey Levatino Skyhorse (April 01, 2011)

When the farm is a lifestyle, but not quite a way to earn a living, it’s considered hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable and healthy life in which we protect the environment and keep it safe...


Powered Parachute Flying Handbook (FAA-H-8083-29)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 28, 2011)

As far back as the twelfth century, people have loved to parachute. From China’s umbrella and Leonardo da Vinci’s pyramid-shaped flying device to the first air-plane jump in 1912, the urge to leap and soar...


Federal Aviation Regulations/Aeronautical Information Manual 2014

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (November 26, 2013)

If you’re an aviator or aviation enthusiast, you cannot be caught with an out-of-date edition of the FAR/AIM. In today’s environment, there is no excuse for ignorance of the rules of the US airspace system....


Model Engine-Making

by J. Pocock Skyhorse (June 14, 2016)

First published in 1888 for beginners, Model Engine-Making is a fascinating and comprehensive guide to building your first steam engine. While steam is no longer “the most important power of the day,” this...


Fences, Gates, and Bridges

by George A. Martin Skyhorse (February 14, 2011)

First published in 1887, Fences, Gates, and Bridges is an instructional guide to the best ways to build a variety of fences, gates, hedges, bridges, and culverts. The section on fences boasts a wealth of information...


Metalworking

by Paul N. Hasluck Skyhorse (February 10, 2011)

With over 2,000 black-and-white illustrations and clear, practical instructions given by expert handyman and blacksmith Paul N. Hasluck, Metalworking offers everything you need to know to turn a chunk of metal...


Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook (FAA-H-8083-23-1)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

From the Federal Aviation Administration, Seaplane, Skiplane, and Float/Ski Equipped Helicopter Operations Handbook provides the most up-to-date, definitive information on piloting water-related aircraft. Along...


Log Cabins

by William S. Wicks Skyhorse (February 08, 2011)

Ever wanted a cabin or little cottage in the woods but don’t know where to start? With Log Cabins, author William S. Wicks offers clear, practical instructions on how to build your own log cabin—and furnish...


Urban Homesteading

by Rachel Kaplan & K. Ruby Blume Skyhorse (April 27, 2011)

The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical...


The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals

by Laura Childs, Jennifer Megyesi, Jessie Shiers & Kate Rowinski et al. Skyhorse (August 16, 2016)

Imagine putting together a big breakfast using the eggs straight from your own chickens, or bacon straight from the pig. This is a sort of ideal that many dream of, but few ever get to experience. Now with The...


50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens

by Janet Garman Skyhorse (July 17, 2018)

Get ready to jump into the world of chickens, one DIY project at a time. Owning and raising chickens doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. With imagination, simple tools, and salvaged or bargain materials,...


Edison vs. Tesla

by Joel Martin Skyhorse (October 03, 2017)

Thomas Edison closely following the alternative physics work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck, convincing him that there was an entire reality unseen by the human eye. This led to the last and least-known of...


Airplane Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration)

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Airplane Flying Handbook provides pilots, student pilots, aviation instructors, and aviation specialists with information on every topic needed to qualify for and excel...


Building a Sustainable Home

by Melissa Rappaport Schifman Skyhorse (August 07, 2018)

The green building movement has produced hundreds of “how-to” books and websites that are filled with tips about green building and what homeowners should do to go green. While helpful and informative, when...


Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (February 14, 2011)

The Aircraft Weight and Balance Handbook is the official U.S. government guidebook for pilots, flight crews, and airplane mechanics. Beginning with the basic principles of aircraft weight and balance control,...


Aeronautical Chart User's Guide

by Federal Aviation Administration Skyhorse (July 25, 2017)

The updated 11th edition of the Aeronautical Chart User’s Guide by the FAA is a great reference for novice pilots and professionals alike. Printed in full color with detailed examples, this book provides all...


Build a Drone

by Barry Davies Skyhorse (November 22, 2016)

Within the last couple of years, the usage of drones in both the public and private (military) sector has exploded. People are talking about drones, building drones, and something most people didn’t know of...


They Laughed at Galileo

by Albert Jack Skyhorse (September 22, 2015)

A humorous account of great inventors and their critics who predicted failure.

They Laughed at Galileo takes a humorous and reflective look at one thousand years of the development of humankind: those who dreamt,...


The Identification of Firearms

by Jack Disbrow Gunther & Charles O. Gunther Skyhorse (May 19, 2015)

The 1930s was a decade that provided impressive breakthroughs in the field of forensic ballistics, or firearms identification. Following the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929, where ballistic expert Calvin...