Author: Kim Wilde
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Bursting with fun ideas for getting—and keeping—kids interested in the outdoors, this title offers projects in which children play an active role in gardening, along with insightful tips for making a family garden educational and exciting. Along with guidelines for safety in the garden, ideas for maintaining a child’s attention span throughout the sometimes slow gardening process are also included. Illustrated, step-by-step projects range from creative ways to plant and making scarecrows, to creating wormeries and tile mosaics. Indoor projects for rainy days are also included, as well as a plant directory identifying child-friendly plants, chosen for their speedy growth, enticing smell, cost effectiveness, and ease of handling.
Author: Barbara Segall
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
The big skies and the extraordinary light of East Anglia make it unlike anywhere else in Britain, and offer the most amazing natural conditions in which to create gardens. The twenty-two gardens selected for Secret Gardens of East Anglia celebrate the culture, beauty and diversity of the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex, and all deserve to be better known. Introduced by eminent East Anglian plantswoman and national treasure Beth Chatto, the gardens appearing on these pages are brought to life by the award-winning author and photographer team of Barbara Segall and Marcus Harpur. From each garden we can learn about the creator’s style, their talent for exploiting the genius loci, and the specific challenges and rewards they have encountered. Featured gardens include: -COLUMBINE HALL A moated garden with a series of green rooms -HELMINGHAM HALL GARDENS A gem of a garden hidden in its own moated island -KIRTLING TOWER A field of daffodils for a Tudor gatehouse -RAVENINGHAM HALL Exquisite planting in the RHS president’s private garden -THE MANOR HOUSE, FENSTANTON Garden rooms on Capability Brown’s private estate - ULTING WICK Thousands of tulips against a backdrop of black wooden barns -WINTERTON LIGHTHOUSE A lush yet restrained garden framing a lighthouse -WYKEN HALL Vines and roses around an Elizabethan manor house.
A simple step-by-step guide to biodynamics This is the easy guide to getting luscious fruit and vegetables and gorgeous flowers by harnessing the rhythms of nature and using all-natural methods. For gardeners looking for a self-sufficient, ethical approach that produces great results, biodynamics is the ultimate form of organic gardening. DK's trademark visual approach and practical advice shows the home gardener how to get the best from their garden using biodynamic methods. Biodynamic Gardening is the perfect introduction to this ultra-green method, explaining how it works by improving soil health and performing key tasks at optimal times. Focused chapters show you what to do in the garden each season, including preparing and feeding the soil, caring for plants, keeping a balanced garden ecosystem, and harvesting at the best times for the best flavor. It also includes step-by-step features explain how to make the special soil preparations biodynamic gardening is so famous for.
Author: Renate Müller, Reinhild Schneider, Evan Snyderman
Publisher: R 20th Century
Made of beige open-weave jute with colored leather accents, Renate Muller's toy animals and shapes are some of the sweetest, most endearing and simply artistic toys that have ever been made. They were conceived in the early 1960s, as part of an endeavor launched by Helene Haeusler at the Sonneberg Technical College for Toy Design in Germany, and were designed to fulfill the need for large, brightly colored stuffed animals to enhance orthopedic exercises and balance coordination for mentally and physically handicapped children. Muller's toys debuted at the Leipzig Fair in 1967, were tested by psychiatric hospitals and clinics throughout Germany and proved a huge hit. In fact, her alligators and rhinos were so lovable, her fabric bowling pins so beautifully made, her hippos and elephants so comforting, that they quickly became coveted by design buffs worldwide, and they have remained so to this day. In 1990, Muller took over the rights to her designs and continues to hand-produce very limited quantities of these classic designs as well as new designs. "Renate Muller: Toys + Design" is the first monograph on Muller's work available in the United States. Coinciding with a wave of renewed interest in therapeutic toy design, and with Muller's first solo exhibition, at R 20th Century, this volume inspires and delights in equal measure.
Author: Markus Werner
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
Scrounged from his notebooks and hearsay, this is the story of a schoolteacher named Konrad Zündel: a philosopher, a wanna-be writer; scattered, self-conscious, glum, anxious, unlucky, discontent . . . At the end of his rope, he decides to flee his workaday life at all costs, only to find escape always a little beyond his reach. Zündel’s Exit is a Chaplinesque comedy of disintegration, never knowing if it’s coming or going. Scrounged from his notebooks and hearsay, this is the story of a schoolteacher named Konrad Zündel: a philosopher, a wanna-be writer; scattered, self-conscious, glum, anxious, unlucky, discontent . . . At the end of his rope, he decides to flee his workaday life at all costs, only to find escape always a little beyond his reach. First his tooth falls out in the sight of other travelers, then he finds a severed finger in a restroom on a train. In fact, Zündel seems on the verge of falling to bits, as do his words, thoughts, wife, and world—will there be anything left, and anyone to hold the pieces? Zündel’s Exit is a Chaplinesque comedy of disintegration, never knowing if it’s coming or going.
Author: Rachel Ashwell
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
"In this inspiring book, published to mark twenty-five years of bringing her special brand of beauty, comfort and function to the global marketplace, Rachel shares with us the story of her life journey, the origins of her creativity, the ups and downs of running a business and a glorious abundance of fabulous Shabby Chic looks that range from the glamorously traditional to the pared-down and modern."--
Author: John Seymour
First published in 1976, this book calls readers to respect the land, reap the harvest, waste nothing, stay healthy and live well.
Author: Katharina Brinkmann, Nicolai Napolski
Publisher: Lotus Pub.
"Do you suffer from back pain that radiates out into your legs? You are not alone. Traditionally, doctors automatically suspect a slipped disc but intervertebral discs aren't always to blame. In many cases, there is an infection in the piriformis that presses on the sciatic nerve, which is causing the pain. If piriformis syndrome is recognised early, it can be much more precisely and effectively treated than, for instance, a slipped disc. Even simple stretching exercises have proven astonishingly effective. Sports editor Nicolai Napolski, who knows from his own experience how painful piriformis syndrome can be, has collaborated with sports therapist and personal trainer Katharina Brinkmann to write the first guidebook covering this condition in a clear and concise manner. Not only have the authors collected the most important information regarding the background and development of piriformis syndrome, but they have also created their very own training regime that introduces simple and effective techniques which can be used to stretch the shortened muscles, strengthen the pelvic girdle, and correct posture problems. In the expert interview with Dr. Torsten Pfitzer, an osteopath and spine specialist, you can also find out how you can prevent the condition, so that the pain doesn't occur in the first place"--Page 4 of cover.
Author: Giovanni Maciocia
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
This exciting new edition covers the theory of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, and discusses in detail the function of the acupuncture points and principles of treatment.
Author: Susan Sully
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Showcases the interior design and architecture styles of the South in houses, mountain retreats, cottages, and other dwellings, capturing the comfort and hospitality of the region.
Author: William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi
Publisher: Ballantine Books
The book that launched the tofu revolution is back in a beautiful new package, including over 500 tempting and original recipes from the East and West-from traditional Japanese Five-Color Sushi Rice with Tofu to heart-healthy Grilled Tofu with Korean Barbecue Sauce to hints on making your own flavored Tofu Burgers. An all-in-one reference, this book covers the production of tofu and other soy products, Asian cooking techniques and equipment, and much much more. With over 350,000 copies in print, THE BOOK OF TOFU has been hailed by the Vegetarian Times as "an awesome book about the most incredible of foods"; by the Washington Post as "a seminal work"; and by the New York Times as the book that "awakened the West to the wonders of tofu." With over 300 illustrations and an extensive bibliography, you'll never be at a loss for how to prepare this perfect vegan protein.