Author: Wayne Lennox
Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap
Release Date: 2004
An essential addition to any cottage. Getting away to fish, swim, or just sit back with a tall drink and a good book is an enduring summer tradition. But for cottagers, docks and decks must be maintained, plumbing repaired and cabins and outhouses built. Cottage Essentials focuses on the practical topics -- building a deck, cutting firewood, keeping out pests, first aid, fishing and hospitality. Complete with plans and diagrams, Cottage Essentials shows readers how to maintain and enjoy their vacation property. Topics covered include: First Aid, dealing with bears and other wildlife Chainsaws and tree felling Firewood, wood fires, wood-heating appliances Operation and maintenance of oil lamps Tools and how to build and maintain a deck, dock, woodshed and outhouse Basic plumbing Activities for children Closing-up for the season Glossary of common construction terms Cottage Essentials is a valuable reference chock full of ideas, tips and techniques, even recipes.
Author: Vickie A. Vaclavik
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-12-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Essentials of Food Science covers the basics of foods, food science, and food technology. The book is meant for the non-major intro course, whether taught in the food science or nutrition/dietetics department. In previous editions the book was organized around the USDA Food Pyramid which has been replaced. The revised pyramid will now be mentioned in appropriate chapters only. Other updates include new photos, website references, and culinary alerts for culinary and food preparation students. Two added topics include RFID (Radio frequency ID) tags, and trans fat disclosures. Includes updates on: food commodities, optimizing quality, laws, and food safety.
Author: Mark Verstegen
Publisher: Rodale Books
Release Date: 2006-12-12
Genre: Health & Fitness
In Core Performance Essentials, Mark Verstegen--one of America's most innovative and respected performance coaches--presents a streamlined version of his remarkable Core fitness program. Eliminating all excuses for not working out, this book breaks down fitness essentials into a quick, easy-to-follow routine that takes only 30 minutes and requires no special equipment. There are dozens of workouts designed to improve flexibility, joint stability, and balance--and to create a lean, agile, powerful physique that's resistant to injury and the ravages of age. An ideal beginning workout for those who haven't exercised in years, Core Performance Essentials is also perfect for bodybuilders looking for flexibility, athletes looking to improve performance and decrease the chance of injury, back pain sufferers in need of relief, and, most of all, busy men and women who need to fit their exercise into a crowded schedule.
Author: Neville F. Hacker
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2009-03-11
Get guidance on evaluation, diagnosis, and management of a wide range of obstetric and gynecologic disorders from the most comprehensive and concise reference on the subject. The 5th Edition of this popular and practical resource features additional clinical photos and material on vaccination and disease prevention. The full-color design with illustrations and photographs complement the text. Access the full text online, along with an additional image gallery, case studies, and online note-taking via Student Consult for a better learning experience. Features a full-color design and images for a visually accessible guide that easily correlates to actual clinical experience. Delivers must-know information efficiently and effectively through a concise, clear writing style. Features a chapter on vaccination and disease prevention and origin for increased clinical focus and utility. Incorporates more clinical photographs for a clearer visual presentation of clinical applications. Reflects changes in the APGO/CREOG objectives through updated content.
Table of Contents Essential Guide to Orchids Introduction Collecting Orchids Natural Conditions Division of Species Terrestrial orchids – Epiphytic Orchids – Cultivation of Orchids Cultivation of Orchids at High Altitudes Propagation of Orchids Blossoming Orchids Making an Orchid House Types of Popular Orchids Varieties Dendrobium Epidendrum Cattleya Bletia Vanda Phalaenopsis Vanilla Odontoglossum Cypripedium – Lady Slipper Orchid genus Appendix Why Re-Pot a Plant Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction The moment you hear the word “orchid”, you have an immediate vision of an exotic exquisite flower being presented to a dainty young maiden, getting ready for her first prom. This particular word has become synonymous with grace, class, and luxury. And they are not as rare as they are supposed to be, even if they come in the “expensive desirable item” category. There are 20,000+ species of orchids growing all over the world. Most of them have not been classified at all and many species are still being discovered in remote corners of the earth, and their classification being debated by botanists all over the world today! Ever since orchids became a rage in the 19th century, with horticulturists growing them in hothouses and experimenting with them, more than hundred thousand cultivars and hybrids have sprung up from the original 20,000 varieties and species. So that is how Vanda, Cattleya, Dendrobium, and other popular orchid specimens came into the public eye and social usage. Apart from the colorful and fragrant flowers, the leaves of many varieties are also considered to be ornamental. These leaves are perennial and they are going to live for a number of years. On the other hand, there are other varieties which are going to develop new leafy outgrowths, after shedding the old leaves every year. The ornamental leaves of Macodes sanderiana, which is a species which can be found clinging to rocks instead of growing on the branches of trees has thin veins of gold and silver on the green leafy background. This is quite an unusual natural phenomena, and other orchid varieties also have mottled leaves due to the uneven distribution of pigmentation and chlorophyll.
Author: Gerry MacKie
Release Date: 2016-03-01
Genre: House & Home
Praise for the first edition: "Cottagers, prepare to worship [this] must-have guide." -- The Toronto Star "New cabin owners will reap a greater confidence, a working vocabulary and an ace-up-their-sleeve with this book as a reference." -- Cabin Life/Cabin Living The Cottage Bible is the most important reference for a cottage owner. The expert guidance is essential for any vacation home, especially one near water with unique challenges. There is year-round advice on maintenance, buying a cottage, repairing burst pipes, and how to keep a lake healthy. The authors share their wisdom in a colorful easy-to-use kit of troubleshooting, how-to guidance, and problem-solving tips such as: Buying a cottage Weather prediction Lake health and water quality Shoreline erosion pH and acid rain Maintenance tips for a safe well Aquatic organisms Septic systems Fishing essentials Building a dock Living with wildlife Light, heat and power Seasonal closing of the cottage Boating essentials Repairing burst pipes. The Cottage Bible is the essential year-round handbook.
Table of Contents Introduction Choosing the Right Pots Potting Season Why Re-Pot a Plant Potting Operations Preparing your Pot How to Do the Potting Best Soil Natural Manures Fish Scrap Green Manure Compost Leaf Mold Using Turf Using Old Mortar Liquid Manures Soapsuds Traditional Quick Composting Formula Rules of Manuring Watering of Your Potted Plants Washing of Leaves Drainage of Your Potted Plants Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Once upon a time, human beings were fortunate enough to have huge rolling miles of land in which to build their gardens and to cultivate their farms. However, in the last two millenniums of civilization, the wide-open spaces have become congested into concrete jungles and the open gardens have been shrunk into pocket handkerchiefs – sized backyards. So is it a surprise that more and more people who are interested in gardening are looking for alternative ways and places in which they can grow flowers, trees, shrubs, and herbs of their own choice. And that is why container gardening, especially gardens grown in pots and containers have been a godsend for a majority of people down the ages.
Table of Contents A Beginner’s Guide to Annuals and Biennials Introduction Choosing the Right Soil Soil Color and Fertility Humus Preparation of the Soil Best Time for Seed Sowing The Thinning Process Staking Your Annuals Why Mulch? Cultivation and Maintenance Watering your Plants List of Hardy annuals Half Hardy Annuals Annuals Suitable for Cutting Purposes – Annuals for autumn blooming – Half Hardy Annuals for Edging Your Border Knowing More about Biennials Sowing the seeds Preparing the Ground List of Popular Biennials Conclusion Author’s Bio Publisher Introduction There are far too many people out there who are under the impression that you cannot have a beautiful garden without spending huge amounts of money. That is so not true. A little bit of planning and this fallacy is going to fall to pieces by the wayside. Those who are grown annuals for years are going to give this statement the lie gladly. Their initial investment must have been just a packet of seeds. The next year, the plants were grown from the seeds collected from the previous years’ crop. Do not forget that the life of an annual is limited to just 12 months and so you must not expect them to grow up and bloom again the next year, unless of course you allowed the seeds to lie in the bed without collecting them. That is when they are going to bloom up just like weeds with a little bit of rain, and with the coming of the spring. One of the great advantages of annuals is that they are quite easy to grow and flourish in your garden over a long period. The most common are well known to even amateur gardeners who can recognize a cornflower, nasturtiums, Virginia stock and Candytuft. These are very beautiful in themselves, but every gardener is growing them in his garden. So be a little adventurous and grow annuals that are lesser-known, whose names you will find in seed catalogs, nursery catalogs and in nurseries online. There are two kinds of annuals – the hardy kind and the half hardy kind. The hardy annuals are sewn out of doors, either in the autumn are in the spring. The half-hardy annuals are normally raised in frames or under cloches if you are subject to a continuous frost. Half-hardy annuals may need a little bit more of extra care and coddling , but that extra is going to be worth it when you see the blossoms in your garden.
Author: Canadian Living
Publisher: Juniper Publishing
Release Date: 2018-03-27
Whether they call it a cottage, camp or cabin, Canadians love to get away to a place where they can kick back, enjoy food and fun, and reconnect with family. The best cottage meals are relaxed, unfussy and easy to prepare quickly. Cottagers tell us they want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the outdoors, while still serving tasty and healthful dishes. The food experts in the Canadian Living Test Kitchen have gathered more than 90 favourite Tested-Till-Perfect recipes – all smart solutions for cottagers – in a compact, budget-friendly edition that features burgers and sandwiches, breakfast and brunch ideas, as well as easy main dishes—with a section devoted to barbecue favourites. There are recipes categorized to appeal to cottagers who want simple solutions: one-pot meals, skillet suppers and easy slow-cooker mains. There are no-cook recipes and frozen treats for summer weekends, but year-round cottagers will find hearty recipes for cooler weather. For cottagers who entertain, the collection includes quick snacks and refreshing drinks. Synopsis • Recipes categorized to appeal to cottagers, including barbecue, burgers, one-pot meals, slow-cooker main dishes, skillet recipes and family-friendly desserts • Recipes for condiments, burger toppings and barbecue sauces • 50+ colour photographs • Helpful tips for cooking, shopping and preparing, plus make-ahead instructions and recipe variations • Comprehensive index that groups recipes into helpful categories; search by type of recipe (such as sandwich or salad), ingredient (such as chicken or pasta) or recipe name • Full nutrient analysis of recipes
Author: D. H. Lawrence
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-06-28
Genre: Literary Collections
All the major works of English author, playwright and poet D. H. Lawrence together with an active table of contents: Aaron's Rod Amores Bay A Book of Poems England, My England Fantasia of the Unconscious Look! We Have Come Through! The Lost Girl New Poems The Prussian Officer Sons and Lovers Tortoises Touch and Go The Trespasser Twilight in Italy Women in Love
Author: Mounir Farah
Release Date: 1994-12-15
Genre: FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
Norwegian: An Essential Grammar is a reference guide to the most important aspects of contemporary Norwegian as used by native speakers. The Grammar presents a fresh and accessible description of the language. Explanations are clear, free from jargon and often accompanied by exercises. The book gives a simple, step-by-step presentation of the grammatical systems of Norwegian and demonstrates and explains usages which have proved difficult for those learning the language in the past. It is clearly laid-out for easy reference making it accessible for those at a beginner/intermediate level. This is the ideal reference source for all learners, whether studying independently or in a class.
Author: Edward John Moreton Dunsany, Lord
Release Date: 2013-03
Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Lord Dunsany:The Book of WonderDon RodriguezA Dreamer's TalesFifty-One TalesGods of PeganaPlays of Near and FarTales of WonderTime and the Gods
For the first time ever, the legendary chef collects and updates the best recipes from his six-decade career. Featuring DVD clips demonstrating every technique a cook will ever need. In his more than sixty years as a chef, Jacques Pépin has earned a reputation as a champion of simplicity. His recipes are classics. They find the shortest, surest route to flavor, avoiding complicated techniques. Now, in a book that celebrates his life in food, the world’s most famous cooking teacher winnows his favorite recipes from the thousands he has created, streamlining them even further. They include Onion Soup Lyonnaise-Style, which Jacques enjoyed as a young chef while bar-crawling in Paris; Linguine with Clam Sauce and Vegetables, a frequent dinner chez Jacques; Grilled Chicken with Tarragon Butter, which he makes indoors in winter and outdoors in summer; Five-Peppercorn Steak, his spin on a bistro classic; Mémé’s Apple Tart, which his mother made every day in her Lyon restaurant; and Warm Chocolate Fondue Soufflé, part cake, part pudding, part soufflé, and pure bliss. Essential Pépin spans the many styles of Jacques’s cooking: homey country French, haute cuisine, fast food Jacques-style, and fresh contemporary American dishes. Many of the recipes are globally inspired, from Mexico, across Europe, or the Far East. In the DVD clips included in the ebook, Jacques shines as a teacher, as he demonstrates all the techniques a cook needs to know. This truly is the essential Pépin.