From the Editors of Storey Publishing - Country Wisdom & Know-How - Little, Brown Book Group

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • Paperback
    More information
    • ISBN:9781579123680
    • Publication date:01 Jan 2011

Country Wisdom & Know-How

Everything You Need to Know to Live Off the Land

By From the Editors of Storey Publishing

  • Paperback
  • £15.99

The most complete volume on every aspect of country living--one Black Dog's best-selling titles -- is now available in a convenient, compact size.

Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind.
This new edition, with a smaller trim, includes all the must-have information from the original edition including topics like animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors." Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.

Biographical Notes

Storey Publishing, located in North Adams, Massachusetts, is one of the most respected and trusted publishers in the categories of country living, crafts, pets and animals.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780316276962
  • Publication date: 26 Jan 2017
  • Page count: 1072
  • Imprint: Black Dog & Leventhal
Black Dog & Leventhal

Navigating With or Without a Compass

Miles Tanner
Authors:
Miles Tanner

Finding your campsite, a spectacular view, or your way home can be difficult, especially when your phone or GPS malfunctions. But knowing how to use a magnetized compass, paper map, and the positions of the sun, moon, stars, and other practical aids in pathfinding will help outdoorsman find their way in almost any kind of terrain. Navigating With or Without a Compass will teach you the basics of using that essential tool, such as the difference between true north and magnetic north based on where you are and using compass bearings from a map and in the field to determine location. However if you find yourself without a compass, this handy guide will also give you natural signs and guideposts for pathfinding, such as the way the wind blows, trees grow, or flowers bloom. Also covered will be determining direction through reading the Sun and the shadows it forms, the position and stages of the Moon, and familiarizing oneself with the principal constellations to guide you and determine the time at night. Perfect for the skilled woodsman or just a walk in the woods, Navigating With or Without a Compass is filled with tips and essential knowledge indispensable for hikers, campers, scouts and nature lovers.

Black Dog & Leventhal

Building the Perfect Fire

Miles Tanner
Authors:
Miles Tanner
Moon Travel

Moon California Camping (Twenty-first Edition)

Tom Stienstra
Authors:
Tom Stienstra

Find your perfect campsite within California's 20 million acres of forest, 1,200 miles of coastline, and countless wilderness areas with Moon California Camping.A Campsite for Everyone: A variety of campgrounds and RV parks, from secluded Sierra hike-ins to convenient roadside stopovers, including dog-friendly, family-friendly, and wheelchair accessible optionsRatings and Essentials: All campsites are rated on a scenic scale and marked with amenities like restrooms, trailhead access, picnic areas, laundry, piped water, showers, and playgroundsRecreation Highlights: Discover nearby hiking, swimming, fishing, water-skiing, whitewater rafting, hot springs, and options for winter sportsMaps and Directions: Easy-to-use maps and detailed driving directions for each campgroundSkip the Crowds: Moon California Camping contains many secluded spots and campgrounds that aren't available in the state's online reservation systemThe Top RV and Tent Sites for You: Pick the right campsite for your travel style with lists like "Best for Families," "Scenic Campgrounds," and "Best Island Retreats"Trailhead Access Campgrounds: Find sites that offer access to the John Muir Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and more, plus essential information on hikingTrusted Advice: Expert outdoorsman Tom Stienstra knows his stuff; he's hiked 25,000 miles in and around these campgrounds for over 30 yearsTips and Tools: Information on equipment, food and cooking, first aid, and insect protection, plus background on the climate, landscape, and history of the campgroundsWhether you're a veteran or a first-time camper, Moon's comprehensive coverage and trusted advice will have you gearing up for your next adventure.

Moon Travel

Moon Camino de Santiago (First Edition)

Beebe Bahrami
Authors:
Beebe Bahrami

Over 1,200 years old, 500 miles long, and rich with tradition and sacred history: Embark on the trip of a lifetime with Moon Camino de Santiago. Inside you'll find:*Strategic trekking guides for walking the Camino, including where to start to get the Compostela certificate and excursions to gateway cities like Santiago, Léon, and Pamplona*Unique ideas for enriching your experience: Admire folkloric art and Romanesque churches, stroll through the stone archways and winding alleys of medieval cities, and soak up mountain views as you cross over the Pyrenees and descend into green valleys. See the archaeological site where Europe's oldest humans were uncovered and breathe in the salty ocean air as you finish your journey at the shores of the Atlantic*Savour the local flavours: Enjoy authentic jamón serrano, tapas, and Galician wine, or grab fresh cheese and bread for a picnic lunch*The best detours, festivals, and villages along the way: Linger in Estella, witness the running of the bulls in Pamplona, visit the monastery in Nájera, or sip wine in Cacabelos*Essential planning information on when to go, how to get there, where to eat, and where to stay, from pilgrim dorms to private hotels, plus tips on hazards, precautions, and gear*Valuable insight on the history and context of the pilgrimage from expert Beebe Bahrami, who has walked the Camino many times since 1995*Full-colour photos and detailed maps throughout, plus a handy fold-out map of the entire route*Thorough background information on the sacred sites and history of the Camino, as well as the landscape, culture, and local etiquette*Handy tools including Spanish and French phrasebooks, visa information, volunteer opportunities, and tips for seniors, women travelling alone, religious and secular travellers, and LGBTQ travellersStart your transformative journey with the expert insight, unique suggestions, and practical advice of Moon Camino de Santiago.

Piatkus

Mindfulness for All

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Authors:
Jon Kabat-Zinn

More than twenty years ago, Jon Kabat-Zinn changed the way we thought about awareness in everyday life with his now-classic introduction to mindfulness, Wherever You Go, There You Are. He followed that up with 2005's Coming to Our Senses, the definitive book for our time on the connection between mindfulness and our well-being on every level, physical, cognitive, emotional, social, planetary, and spiritual.Now, Coming to Our Senses is being repackaged into 4 smaller books, each focusing on a different aspect of mindfulness, and each with a new foreword written by the author. In the fourth of these books, Mindfulness for All (which was originally published as Part VII and Part VIII of Coming to Our Senses), Kabat-Zinn focuses on how mindfulness really can be a tool to transform the world--explaining how democracy thrives in a mindful context, and why mindfulness is a vital tool for both personal and global understanding and action in these tumultuous times. By "coming to our senses"--both literally and metaphorically--we can become more compassionate, more embodied, more aware human beings, and in the process, contribute to the healing of the body politic as well as our own lives in ways both little and big.

Robinson

Younger for Longer

Dr Duncan Carmichael
Authors:
Dr Duncan Carmichael

'Revelatory and accessible' Sunday Post'Be good to yourself . . . [Younger for Longer] features wisdom on nutrition, sleep, mood regulation and, most importantly, hormonal health for men and women.'Scotsman'Younger for Longer tells you exactly what you need in order to live an extended healthy life. It's very 80/20 and one of the best books I've read in ages.' Richard Koch, author of million-seller The 80/20 PrincipleThe goal of this book is to show readers how to live a healthy life free from the debilitations of ageing, helping them to stay mentally alert and physically active, and making sure they get the most out of all of their years. That means aiming for optimal health. However, focusing on one factor alone will not get them there. Our sleep, our mood, what we eat, our detoxification system and our hormones are just some of the factors that interact in amazing ways to make us who we are; they are also at the very heart of the aging process. This book shows how these different strands combine in ways that can be positive or negative - and explains why this interaction depends far more on the lifestyle we choose than on the genes we inherit. In that way it gives the reader a unique and comprehensive understanding of their body and tells them how, with this knowledge, they can maximize their health.The topics range from nutrition, toxins, men's health and women's health to understanding why our skin, brain and liver age - and how to undo the damage and stave off ageing. But the book's main focus underlying all of this is hormones: the chemicals that tell different parts of our body what to do. Our hormone levels vary throughout our life, but if they are supported correctly they can keep us youthful and vital into our final years.Finding health, then, is not about seven ways to detox or the five best vitamins. The body is far more complex than that and, in an approach aimed specifically at the layperson, Younger for Longer traces the exciting path of how the body works to help the reader create the best person they can be for the rest of their life.

Life and Style

Pie Squared

Cathy Barrow
Authors:
Cathy Barrow
Black Dog & Leventhal

Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How

Editors of Fine Woodworking
Authors:
Editors of Fine Woodworking

Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How is the essential go-to book for every woodworking project under the sun, from building kitchen cabinets to refinishing a deck. The book is organized by topics such as Types of Wood, Building a Workshop, Working and Finishing Wood, Design and Styles, and Small and Large Projects. Each section is further broken down into chapters that cover specific skills, projects, and crafts for both the beginner and the advanced woodworker--Choosing Plywood, Cutting Dovetails, Building a Look-Inside Birdhouse, Relief Carving, Constructing a Classic Bed, Handheld Power Tools, Building a Cherry Chest of Drawers, Milling Lumber Four-Square, Fashioning a Shaker- Style Clock, and much more. Chapters feature step-by-step instructions, and an appendix of essential resources for supplies, tools, and materials is also included. The text, sourced from Fine Woodworking's vast cache of projects and woodworking advice is trusted, tried, and true.

Black Dog & Leventhal

Tiffin

Sonal Ved
Authors:
Sonal Ved

There are more varieties of cooking in India than in the rest of the entire world, yet American cookbooks tend to focus only on what's familiar here. Tiffin encompasses recipes from across the continent, where flavors vary from coconut and tamarind to curry and masala and everything in between. In the West, the cuisine is influenced by Portuguese flavors and the sea, with rich crab curries. In the North, meat dishes, such as tandori chicken and mutton stew, warm the body on a cold Himalayan night. Delhi is known for street delicacies such as flat breads and kababs. And throughout the country are Persian, Thai, and British influences as well.A tiffin is a traditional Indian lunch pail that holds homemade curries, vegetables, rice, and spicy meats. Our expansive cookbook open it up to show the diverse flavors from all of the regions of India, from spicy fish curries to rich dumplings to spring rolls to butter chicken. The 500 recipes are organized by region and then into subcategories of meats, seafood, vegetarian, and desserts. With vibrant illustrations that represent the regional style and mouth-watering photography of the dishes, Indian cooking has never been more accessible or well-respresented.

Rick Steves

Rick Steves Paris 2019

Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves, Steve Smith
Authors:
Gene Openshaw, Rick Steves, Steve Smith

Explore every centimeter of Paris, from the top of the Eiffel tower to the ancient catacombs below the city: with Rick Steves on your side, Paris can be yours!Inside Rick Steves Paris 2019 you'll find:Comprehensive coverage for spending a week or more exploring ParisRick's strategic advice on how to get the most out of your time and money, with rankings of his must-see favoritesTop sights and hidden gems, from Notre-Dame and the Palace of Versailles to where to find the perfect croissantHow to connect with culture: Stroll through open-air markets, take in the works of Degas, and practice your french with locals at sun-dappled cafés Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and avoid tourist traps with Rick's candid, humorous insightThe best places to eat, sleep, and relax over a glass of vin rougeSelf-guided walking tours of lively neighborhoods and incredible museums and churchesDetailed maps, including a fold-out map for exploring on the goUseful resources including a packing list, French phrase book, a historical overview, and recommended readingOver 500 bible-thin pages include everything worth seeing without weighing you downAnnually updated information on the Historic Core, Left Bank, Opera Neighborhood, Champs-Elysees, Marais neighborhood, Montmartre, and more, as well as day trips to Versailles, Chartres, Giverny, and Auvers-sur-Oise

Robinson

The Healthy Slow Cooker

Dannii Martin
Authors:
Dannii Martin

For many people, the downside of eating healthily is the thought of having to spend hours preparing and cooking meals. This inspirational, full-colour recipe book shows how a slow cooker can enable you to have a very healthy, home-cooked diet with just a few minutes spent in the kitchen. Author Dannii Martin reveals how her slow cooker changed her life. She ditched her fast food and ready meals habit and learned to cook from scratch, transforming herself from an unhealthy student into a healthy young mum and losing seven stone along the way. The Healthy Slow Cooker includes 100 recipes, each with a colour photo, and indicates clearly how long each recipe will take to cook for easy planning. You'll find:· Sustaining breakfasts such as Superfood Porridge, and Dark Chocolate and Cherry Granola· Healthy meat, fish and vegetarian main meals, including Vietnamese-style Chicken with Pak Choi, Sesame Beef with Broccoli, Lemon and Chive Salmon and Leafy Green Madras· Tasty side dishes such as Baba Ganoush and Salsa· Desserts and drinks including Apple and Pear Crumble and Apple Chai LatteThe book also includes healthy options of some popular 'comfort' dishes, together with tips for choosing your slow cooker and how to get the most out of it.

Little, Brown US

The Complete Milk Street TV Show Cookbook (2017-2019) (Revised)

Christopher Kimball
Authors:
Christopher Kimball

Christopher Kimball's Milk Street airs to 1.5 million viewers weekly on public television stations across America, and this book is the complete, up-to-date compendium of recipes for the show's fans.This cookbook containing more than 200 recipes, 75 of which are brand new, that show you how to cook the Milk Street way: with bolder flavors, healthier ingredients, and simpler techniques. And because they're from Christopher Kimball, one of Epicurious' "100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time," you can trust them to just work. At Milk Street, there are no long lists of hard-to-find ingredients, strange cookware, or all-day methods. Skillet-charred Brussels sprouts, Japanese fried chicken, rum-soaked chocolate cake, Thai-style coleslaw, and Mexican chicken soup all deliver big flavors and textures without your having to learn a new culinary language.Every recipe is paired with a photograph and insights into why the dish works. With chapters arranged by type of dish: from grains and salads, to a new way to scramble eggs, to simple dinners and twenty-first-century desserts, this new edition promises to elevate the quality of your cooking far beyond anything you thought possible.

Little, Brown

Red & White

Oz Clarke
Authors:
Oz Clarke

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 ANDRE SIMON AWARDWith Red & White, Oz Clarke has reinvented wine writing. This is a book to read for pleasure, rather than merely refer to. Combining fast-paced witty memoir with passionately opinionated guide, Oz pops the cork on his life-long love affair with wine.The best loved wine communicator of our time, Oz Clarke is the guest you want at your table, the person to select the wine, and the ideal drinking companion. He explains how, why & where he fell in love with wine; he explains the essentials of how wine is grown and made today; then takes you into the world's wine regions and introduces you to the wines he loves. Oz reveals how he tastes wine and how you can enjoy wine whatever the budget. He covers with equal care & attention all categories of wine, from the blue-chip to the most affordable. With Red & White, you are in the hands of the best-informed and the most inspirational guide, and you will pick up, without even trying, a wealth of knowledge that Oz is bursting to share with you. With climate change and the move to organic & sustainable practices, wine is evolving faster than ever before. And hundreds of local grape varieties, until recently facing extinction, are also being rediscovered. There have never been so many brilliant & original wines. To discover them, all you need is a glass in your hand, a sense of adventure, and Oz's Red & White as your companion & inspiration!

Robinson

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook

Coco Morante
Authors:
Coco Morante

The Instant Pot was first created in 2010 as seven cooking gadgets in one: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, fryer, yoghurt maker and warmer. It has fourteen built-in smart programs: Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chilli, Poultry, Sauté, Steam, Rice, Porridge, Multigrain, Slow Cook, Keep-Warm, Yoghurt, Pasteurise and Fermenting.Over the last six months Instant Pots have become a viral sensation in the UK, achieving what the Daily Mail has called 'cult-like' status. Despite already selling many thousands in the USA (one machine has 24,000 reviews on Amazon.com), Amazon.co.uk (with 1,500 reviews for the same machine) quickly ran out of stock of the device, which sells for under £100. Pinterest is flooded with the various recipes you can make in the device, from stews to cheesecake.The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook provides plenty of failsafe recipes such as a whole roasted chicken with mushroom gravy and decadent New York cheesecake, also a hearty array of contemporary meals, such as Greek-style Gigantes beans with fresh feta, braised pork loin with balsamic vinegar and caramelized onions, and much, much more!

Little, Brown US

The Kitchen Shortcut Bible

Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
Authors:
Bruce Weinstein, Mark Scarbrough
Piatkus

Getting Things Done for Teens

David Allen, Mike Williams, Mark Wallace
Authors:
David Allen, Mike Williams, Mark Wallace

'As a GTD devotee for nearly two decades, I know how these principles have transformed my own work life. So I'm thrilled that David Allen is bringing his brilliance to the most important audience of all: Our young people. Today's teenagers face a tsunami of distractions and pressures. This practical and powerful book will ease their stress and focus their minds in ways that will last a lifetime' - Daniel H. Pink, New York Times bestselling author of When and Drive'If you learn these techniques, they'll pay off for decades' - Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of HabitThe most interconnected generation in history is navigating unimaginable amounts of social pressure, both in personal and online interactions. Very little time, focus or education is being spent teaching and coaching this generation how to navigate the unprecedented amount of 'stuff' entering their lives each day. How do we help the overloaded and distracted next generation deal with increasing complexity and help them not only survive, but thrive? How do we help them experience stress-free productivity and gain momentum and confidence? How do we help them achieve autonomy, so that they can confidently take on whatever comes their way? Getting Things Done for Teens will train the next generation to overcome these obstacles and flourish by coaching them to use the internationally renowned Getting Things Done methodology. In its two editions, David Allen's classic has been translated into dozens of languages and sold over a million copies, establishing itself as one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. Getting Things Done for Teens will adapt its lessons by offering a fresh take on the GTD methodology, framing life as a game to play and GTD as the game pieces and strategies to play your most effective game. It presents GTD in a highly visual way and frames the methodology as not only as a system for being productive in school, but as a set of tools for everyday life. Getting Things Done for Teens is the how-to manual for the next generation - a strategic guidebook for creating the conditions for a fruitful and effective future.

Hachette Books

From Broken Glass

Steve Ross, Glenn Frank, Brian Wallace
Authors:
Steve Ross, Glenn Frank, Brian Wallace

From the survivor of ten Nazi concentration camps who went on to become the City of Boston's Director of Education and created the New England Holocaust Memorial, a wise and intimate memoir about finding strength in the face of despair and an inspiring meditation on how we can unlock the morality within us to build a better world.On October 29, 1939 Szmulek Rosental's life changed forever. Nazis marched into his home of Lodz, Poland, destroyed the synagogues, urinated on the Torahs, and burned the beards of the rabbis. Two people were killed that first day in the pillaging of the Jewish enclave, but much worse was to come. Szmulek's family escaped that night, setting out in search of safe refuge they would never find. Soon, all of the family would perish, but Szmulek, only eight years old when he left his home, managed to against all odds to survive.Through his resourcefulness, his determination, and most importantly the help of his fellow prisoners, Szmulek lived through some of the most horrific Nazi death camps of the Holocaust, including Dachau, Auschwitz, Bergen Belsen, and seven others. He endured acts of violence and hate all too common in the Holocaust, but never before talked about in its literature. He was repeatedly raped by Nazi guards and watched his family and friends die. But these experiences only hardened the resolve to survive the genocide and use the experience--and the insights into morality and human nature that it revealed--to inspire people to stand up to hate and fight for freedom and justice. On the day that he was scheduled to be executed he was liberated by American soldiers. He eventually traveled to Boston, Massachusetts, where, with all of his friends and family dead, he made a new life for himself, taking the name Steve Ross. Working at the gritty South Boston schools, he inspired children to define their values and use them to help those around them. He went on to become Boston's Director of Education and later conceived of and founded the New England Holocaust Memorial, one of Boston's most visited sites. Taking readers from the horrors of Nazi Germany to the streets of South Boston, From Broken Glass is the story of one child's stunning experiences, the piercing wisdom into humanity with which they endowed him, and the drive for social justice that has come to define his life.

Running Press Adult

Fart Dictionary

Scott A. Sorensen
Authors:
Scott A. Sorensen

The one and only Fart Dictionary is a witty collection of fart definitions for every occasion and covering a wide range of topics -- from politics to poetry, karaoke, Mardi Gras, Food Network, Jane Austen, love, war, ghosts, family, sports, fashion, and vegetetables. Examples include "apple fart: a fart that keeps the doctor away," "boomerang fart: a fart which has somehow returned to haunt you," and many, many more. So, readers, the next time you fart, or bear witness to one, take note of your surroundings, purpose, or social inconvenience. Label it, as in this unique volume.Featuring whimsical artwork and all wrapped up in a classy little package, Fart Dictionary is a perfect gag gift and certain to be a hit with anyone who has ever laughed at the sound of breaking wind.

Black Dog & Leventhal

Secrets of the Butcher

Arthur Le Caisne
Authors:
Arthur Le Caisne

A comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to everything you need to know about selecting, butchering, preparing, and cooking every kind of meat, including beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and wild game.In SECRETS OF THE BUTCHER, author Arthur Le Caisne takes readers step-by-step through the ever-evolving and artisanal world of meat. Much more than just a book on how to butcher meat, SECRETS OF THE BUTCHER covers every aspect of selecting, preparing, and eating meat. Organized by type of protein--beef, veal, pork, lamb, poultry, and turkey--the book categorizes and describes the origin and characteristics of the best of each type. It explains all of the cuts and how they are best prepared, and offers tips and recipes for each. With full-color illustrations, Le Caisne includes over twenty breeds of each animal from Black Angus cows to Iberico pigs to Rhode Island Red chickens. From understanding the benefit of grass-fed beef to the locavore movement to the color of the cut, choosing meat will never feel daunting again. SECRETS OF THE BUTCHER also includes state-of-the-art information on techniques such as brazing, roasting, and grilling; what types of cooking oil to use and at what temperature; recommended salts, peppers, and other spices for every type of meat; and, of course, how to butcher every type of meat.Fully illustrated throughout with clear and useful four-color illustrations, SECRETS OF THE BUTCHER will be a stand-out package against photographic books in this growing category.

Rick Steves

Rick Steves Amsterdam & the Netherlands, 2nd Edition

Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw
Authors:
Rick Steves, Gene Openshaw

ou can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling in Amsterdam.With this guide, immerse yourself in the culture of Amsterdam as you stroll along canals and saunter through the red light district. Bike through historic streets to grand museums where you will marvel at the works of the great Dutch Masters. For dinner, sample fine fresh seafood, or stop at a coffee shop for some extra local flavor.Rick's candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. He'll help you plan where to go and what to see, depending on the length of your trip. You'll get up-to-date recommendations about what is worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.