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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...


How Safe is Safe Enough?

by E. E. Lewis Carrel Books (October 14, 2014)

Every time an airplane crashes, a gas line explodes, a bridge collapses, or a contaminant escapes the public questions whether the benefits that technology brings are worth its risks. Written in laymen’s language,...


The Interior Design Sourcebook

by Thomas L. Williams Allworth (January 12, 2012)

Concrete that is light and translucent, fabric that responds to its environment by lighting up, tiles that can be moved from place to place at will—these are just a few of the updated entries you’ll find...


How to Build a Global Model Earthship Operation II: Concrete Work

by Michael Reynolds eBookIt.com (May 13, 2013)

This booklet is the second in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship. This installment covers the concrete and steel strength of the building,...


Learn Plumbing Skills

by Samuel Dibble eBookIt.com (April 10, 2013)

In preparing this manuscript the author has had in mind the needs of young men having no technical instruction who are anxious to become proficient in the art of Plumbing. As a consequence each exercise is minutely...


Learn Carpentry Skills

by James Slough Zerbe eBookIt.com (March 27, 2013)

Carpentry is the oldest of the arts, and it has been said that the knowledge necessary to make a good carpenter fits one for almost any trade or occupation requiring the use of tools. The hatchet, the saw, and...


The Challenge of Interior Design

by Mary V. Knackstedt Allworth (June 29, 2010)

A groundbreaking work—at an affordable price!

* Fully revised and updated to reflect current trends

* Invaluable for designers and the contractors and consultants who work with them

Where is the business of interior...


How to Start and Operate Your Own Design Firm

by Albert W. Rubeling Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Want to make it big on Broadway—as a techie? Or how about working in smaller regional theater? Careers in Technical Theater explains more than twenty different careers from the perspective of successful theater...


How to Build a Global Model Earthship Operation I: Tire Work

by Michael Reynolds eBookIt.com (December 01, 2012)

This booklet is the first in a twelve part series that walks the owner/builder through the construction of a Global Model Earthship. This installment covers building the thermal mass walls out of tires, the...


Who Owns England?: How We Lost Our Green and Pleasant Land, and How to Take It Back

by Guy Shrubsole William Collins (May 02, 2019)

‘A formidable, brave and important book’ Robert Macfarlane

Who owns England?

Behind this simple question lies this country’s oldest and best-kept secret. This is the history of how England’s elite...


Straw Bale Building Details

by Casba New Society Publishers (April 23, 2019)

The devil is in the details-the science and art of designing and building durable, efficient, straw bale buildings

Straw bale buildings promise superior insulation and flexibility across a range of design aesthetics,...


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...


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...


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


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...


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...


A Rift in the Earth

by James Reston Arcade (September 05, 2017)

A Distinguished and Bestselling Historian and Army Veteran Revisits the Culture War that Raged around the Selection of Maya Lin's Design for the Vietnam Memorial

A Rift in the Earth tells the remarkable story...


Your Architecture Career

by Gary Unger Allworth (July 17, 2018)

Master the business side of architecture with advice from an expert.

In Your Architecture Career, Gary Unger provides tips and guidance to students, interns, architects, and firm owners to help them understand...


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...


Construction Site Coordination and Management Guide

by A. Samer Ezeldin & Ahmed M. Alhady Momentum Press (May 30, 2018)

Coordination and management are essential functions in the building procedure. Recent research has demonstrated that poor or inadequate coordination is the best that is accomplished on construction sites. Nevertheless,...


The Market House of Fayetteville, North Carolina

by Patricia Ann Leahy & Caron Lazar eBookIt.com (September 17, 2017)

The Market House of Fayetteville, North Carolina is a building of controversy.

While to many it is the site of many important events in North Carolina including the ratification of the Federal Constitution of...


earthship WIZARDS: Part 1

by Michael Reynolds eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

"A Coming of Wizards" is about finding and moving toward our potential. And it is the thinking from which the whole earthship concept has evolved. Based on Michael Reynolds' experience with four wizards part...


Engineer's Report: Seismic Performance Evaluation and Tire Construction Analysis

by Michael Reynolds eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

This engineering analysis is a compilation of studies and calculations conducted between 1990 and 1993 by Thomas E. Griepentrog, P.E. of Buckhorn Geotech, Consulting Engineers and Geologists of Montrose, Colorado...


Interior Design Clients

by Thomas L. Williams Allworth (June 29, 2010)

Clients are the lifeblood of any interior design firm and a sound understanding of how to manage those clients is essential. Interior Design Clients is an informative yet fun read for entrepreneurial designers...


Interior Design Practice

by Cindy Coleman Allworth (May 25, 2010)

Interior Design magazine has assembled some of the most notable voices in the interior design world today under editor-in-chief Cindy Coleman to define contemporary interior design and its practice. Interior...


The Interior Designer's Guide to Pricing, Estimating, and Budgeting

by Theo Stephen Williams Allworth (July 27, 2010)

This second edition is updated throughout and includes additional material on time management and numerous interviews with leading designers. Empowered by the step-by-step guidance in this book, interior designers...