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    1. Fundamentals of Building Construction:
    $120.00
    2. Land Development Handbook (Handbook)
    $82.80
    3. Patternmaking for Fashion Design
    $90.58
    4. 2006 International Building Code
    $67.32
    5. 2006 International Residential
    $121.80
    6. Architectural Graphic Standards
    $66.36
    7. Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching
    $13.57
    8. Designed to Sell: Make any home
    $97.40
    9. Welding: Principles and Applications,
    $274.35
    10. Project Resource Manual (PRM)
    $27.00
    11. Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook:
    $23.07
    12. Graphic Guide to Frame Construction:
    $13.57
    13. The Bicycling Guide to Complete
    $34.65
    14. An Affair with a House
    $130.00
    15. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment
    $8.76
    16. Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui
    $181.95
    17. Energy Efficiency Manual: for
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    1. Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods
    by Wiley
    Hardcover (25 December, 2003)
    list price: $105.00 -- our price: $84.00
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    Isbn: 0471219037
    Sales Rank: 6278
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Guide for construction
    Every engineer must have one copy of this book.This is an updated edition of the previous ones.Very detailed description and pictures about construction.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Good book
    It's relatively well written and good for starter who are new to building construction.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Surpassed expectations
    Being a student in Construction Management Edward Allen's book was assigned as our text book. The course entitled materials and methods is intended to teach future construction manajors about the wide variety of materials on the market today as well as tradional methods of constructing with these materials.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Building    2. Building Construction    3. Building materials    4. Construction - General    5. Methods & Materials    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Technology & Industrial Arts    8. Architecture / Methods & Materials    9. Building construction & materials   


    2. Land Development Handbook (Handbook)
    by McGraw-Hill Professional
    Hardcover (29 March, 2002)
    list price: $150.00 -- our price: $120.00
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    Isbn: 0071375252
    Sales Rank: 71590
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars very good all-around reference
    I primarily work as a structural-architectural engineer and am becoming more and more involved in civil-site work.This handbook is exactly what I was looking for in terms of something that would quickly get me "up to speed" in the fundamentals of civil-site design.1-0 out of 5 stars Difficult to follow!
    I am in a class at Community College of Baltimore Countyand we are using this book at this time. Our whole class along with the Professor find this book to be very difficult to follow. The book constantly repeats itself making it extremely boring to read and is not fluent at all. They have examples that reference charts that are 3-5 pages apart from the problem being discussed the formulas you almost have to figure out for yourself how they are used and there are alot of typos.5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Pub
    Ever since I purchased this publication I can't stop using it.Every civil engineer should have this as part of their reference library, regardless of your area of specialty.It providesmacro to micro scale explanations of general processes, design applications, etc in a very readable format.More times than I can remember I have looked to this book for an answer or at least for some guidance and was throuroughly satisfied.No it is not a definitive reference for civil engineers but its' breadth and usability overshadows any technical shortcomings.If I had to have just one reference book for my area of practice (general civil), this would be it.Yeah, yeah, the "Standard Handbook for Civil Engineers" is a more definitive reference, but I usually find out what I need in this pub.Read more

    Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Building Sites    3. Construction - General    4. Engineering - Civil    5. Engineering geology    6. Handbooks, manuals, etc    7. Land Use    8. Land Utilization    9. Law    10. Planning    11. Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings    12. Real estate development    13. Remodeling & Renovation - General    14. Science/Mathematics    15. Surveying    16. Architecture / Planning    17. Civil Engineering, Surveying & Building    18. Property & real estate   


    3. Patternmaking for Fashion Design (4th Edition)
    by Prentice Hall
    Ring-bound (10 February, 2005)
    list price: $92.00 -- our price: $82.80
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    Isbn: 0131112112
    Sales Rank: 10610
    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    3-0 out of 5 stars Some Instructions Inadequate
    I purchased this book as my figure has changed and I needed to re-do my basic slopers.The pattern design books I currently have did not cover trousers so I was delighted to finda new book that was apparently so comprehensive.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Finally !Best value for my dollar
    I received this book yesterday and read the first 100 pages.I've sewn all my life and consider myself an advanced seamstress.I've sewn and made my own patterns for childrens' heirloom, business suits, and now enjoy making (jazz) dance costumes.I'm the one in line at the fabric store buying ten patterns, just to combine different details and features in different sizes, especially if sewing for a group.I probably own hundreds of patterns and almost that many books.For me, this book will pay for itself many times over.It isn't a sewing "how to" book and it wouldn't be the first book for a beginner.The reader should be familiar or use other reference books for actual garment construction techniques.I've bought other, less expensive sewing books to learn pattern manipulation and fitting techniques.I put off the purchase of this book, being put off by its price.But, finally!This book is so inspiring and liberating. In just the first 100 pages, I've gotten through the basic patternmaking and dart manipulation.I think I may never have to buy another pattern again !This is definitely a must have for the serious sewing enthusiast.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Designs by Sharon
    This book was used during a 12 week class I attended for Patternmaking.It is very thorough and is an excellent reference for just about any type of pattern one could desire to make.I learned a great deal using the book as a reference guide while I studied the various fundamental components to patternmaking.However, it can be a little intimidating if used as a self-study text.This issue could have been solved if there had been an answer section for the various exercises that accompanied each chapter.Many of the students in our class felt it was a text designed for those enrolled in a formal college level class, i.e., it oftened assumed reader knowledge beyond that expected of a lay person. (Everyone in our class was required to be at the advanced level of sewing experience.)Some of the exercises were made more difficult because the technique to design a sample pattern was in a later chapter, not having been covered in the one just studied.Overall,though,it is a good reference and certainly belongs in the personal library of any serious home sewer. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Art    2. Decorating - General    3. Design - General    4. Dressmaking    5. Family / Parenting / Childbirth    6. Fashion    7. General    8. Pattern design    9. Art / Design / General    10. History Of Art / Art & Design Styles    11. Industrial / Commercial Art & Design   


    4. 2006 International Building Code - Softcover Version: Softcover Version (International Building Code)
    by Thomson Delmar Learning
    Paperback (06 March, 2006)
    list price: $91.50 -- our price: $90.58
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    Isbn: 1580012515
    Sales Rank: 7447
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    Subjects:  1. Building Codes    2. Construction    3. Construction - General    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Technology    6. Technology & Industrial Arts    7. Technology / Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades   


    5. 2006 International Residential Code - Softcover Version: Softcover Version (International Residential Code)
    by Thomson Delmar Learning
    Paperback (22 March, 2006)
    list price: $68.00 -- our price: $67.32
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    Isbn: 1580012531
    Sales Rank: 4721
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars International Residential Code 2006 Review
    The International Residential Code 2006 is basically a technical manual for builders yet is also our bible as far as codes are concerned. It is a great reference. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Building Codes    2. Construction    3. Construction - General    4. Mensuration    5. Residential Construction    6. Science/Mathematics    7. Technology    8. Technology & Industrial Arts    9. Technology / Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades   


    6. Architectural Graphic Standards for Residential Construction (Ramsey/Sleeper Architectural Graphic Standards Series)
    by Wiley
    Hardcover (10 February, 2003)
    list price: $150.00 -- our price: $121.80
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    Isbn: 0471241091
    Sales Rank: 55865
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Own Book for Serious Residential Do-It-Yourselfers
    This book is an excellent reference book for use in designing, planning, and building a new house or remodeling an existing one. Whenever I plan on doing something on the house, I double check with this reference before finishing my designs and plans. It's a must own book for serious do-it-yourselfers.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Readers' Digest Version of AGS
    Although these editions change little, this review is based upon AGS 10th Ed. & AGSRC 2003.
    3-0 out of 5 stars One volume encyclopedia
    Experienced readers will benefit from its brief summaries and drawings covering the broadest range of topics imaginable. Some economizing is evident in the paper and printing quality, some of the drawings look 50 years old, but there is lots of reference information, like span tables, solar position data, etc. Probably not the last word on every topic, but still worth consulting. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Architectural Drawing    2. Architecture    3. Building    4. Construction - General    5. Design & Drafting    6. Details    7. Drawings    8. Reference    9. Residential Construction    10. Standards    11. Architectural structure & design    12. Architecture / Reference    13. Building construction & materials    14. Residential buildings, domestic buildings   


    7. Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching
    by Thomson Delmar Learning
    Paperback (04 November, 1998)
    list price: $82.95 -- our price: $66.36
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    Isbn: 0766808416
    Sales Rank: 524845
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching
    This book is excellent for teaching the basic's of blueprint reading.Great illustrations, and assignment sheets. Would highly recommend it for employee training !! Read more

    Subjects:  1. Blueprints    2. Construction - General    3. Drafting & Mechanical Drawing    4. Freehand technical sketching    5. Science/Mathematics    6. Technical & Manufacturing Trades    7. Technology    8. Technology & Industrial Arts    9. Handicrafts    10. Hobbies, Quizzes & Games    11. Technology / Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades    12. Technology: General Issues   


    8. Designed to Sell: Make any home the hottest property on the block with expert advice from the popular HGTV series
    Paperback (10 January, 2006)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 069622450X
    Sales Rank: 4385
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Ideas
    I watch "Designed to Sell" every night - sometimes even the reruns! I looked forward to getting the book but was a bit disappointed about the book's layout. For one thing, on some of the pages they use very small print with a font color that almost matches the background of the photo on the page. I actually had to go back through the book at one point because I had missed some of the write-ups once I realized what they did.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Much more informative than I thought it would be...
    I was expecting this to possibly be a picture book full of before/after shots.Instead, it's much meatier than I was expecting.So far, so good.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
    Designed to Sell is a well written book with helpful tips and photo comparisons from the Designed To Sell program.Lisa Laporta has a wonderful sense of style on a budget.I'll look forward to a possible sequel to this book.
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    Subjects:  1. Do-It-Yourself    2. Home Improvement / Construction    3. House & Home    4. Remodeling & Renovation - General    5. House & Home / Remodeling & Renovation    6. Housing & property for the individual   


    9. Welding: Principles and Applications, Fifth Edition
    by Thomson Delmar Learning
    Hardcover (December, 2002)
    list price: $111.95 -- our price: $97.40
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    Isbn: 1401810462
    Sales Rank: 41812
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Welding: Principles and Applications
    Book was in very good condition. Prompt shipment. Ordered on a Friday, recieved on Monday. Very happy. Will definitley do business with this person again if such a need arises.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Extremely thorough theory, could use some practical guidelines
    This is book is basically a college text on welding-- anda fine one at that.It covers the theory of all the major welding processes (MIG, TIG, Stick, Flux-cored) in dazzling detail with beautiful color photos and diagrams.This includes some simple-to-understand physics of each welding process, explanations of various types of welding equipment, weld joint designs, welding positions, weave patterns, etc.If you read this book cover-to-cover, you will have a thorough grasp of all the theoritical aspects of welding.No other text even comes close to this book in these areas.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A college text on Welding
    This is the book we used in a college-level welding course I took. It covers virtually every aspect of welding from oxy-fuel, stick, MIG, TIG, SMAW, cutting, basic metallurgy, brazing, welding certification requirements, etc. This text is very detailed and you can directly reference chapters on welding processesyou're interested in doing without having to read the entire (very thick) book. It is an excellent reference and covers step-by-step how to safely setup and use all types of welding gear, how to lay correct beads, how to spot defects, proper weld preparation, safety, and lab exercises to test your skills.
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    Subjects:  1. Construction - General    2. Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning    3. Metallurgy    4. Science/Mathematics    5. Technical & Manufacturing Trades    6. Technology    7. Technology & Industrial Arts    8. Welding    9. Building construction & materials    10. Business & Economics / Careers    11. Mathematics and Science   


    10. Project Resource Manual (PRM) : The CSI Manual of Practice
    by McGraw-Hill Professional
    Hardcover (16 September, 2004)
    list price: $295.00 -- our price: $274.35
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    Isbn: 0071370048
    Sales Rank: 269292
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    Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Building    3. Construction - General    4. Handbooks, manuals, etc    5. Methods & Materials    6. Professional Practice    7. Standards    8. Architecture / Professional Practice    9. Civil Engineering, Surveying & Building    10. Management & management techniques   


    11. Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook: The Essential Guide to Caring for Everything in Your Home
    by Clarkson Potter
    Hardcover (31 October, 2006)
    list price: $45.00 -- our price: $27.00
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    Isbn: 0517577003
    Sales Rank: 146
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    Subjects:  1. Cleaning & Caretaking - General    2. Do-It-Yourself    3. Home Improvement / Construction    4. House & Home    5. Housekeeping    6. Reference    7. House & Home / Cleaning & Caretaking   


    12. Graphic Guide to Frame Construction: Details for Builders and Designers (For Pros by Pros)
    by Taunton
    Spiral-bound (01 October, 2000)
    list price: $34.95 -- our price: $23.07
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    Isbn: 1561583537
    Sales Rank: 5359
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars review
    This book has many excellent details in obscure construction situations.Some are a bit better in theory than practice; however this book will make an excellent companion when in a pinch and lacking creativity.For the most part the book describes better practice (check local codes before taking it as gospel) for say a designer or general contractor not entirely sure or alien to specific methods of contractors or subcontractors.Don't expect a book to read from cover to cover but a quick reference.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Series
    I found this series of books to be very well written and drawn.What is great is that they present several different ways to accomplish a task, instead of limiting you to one conventional method.The writing is very clearly written, and I own and recommend all three books in these series.Excellent reference.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Graphic Guide to Frame Construction
    Start at the beginning... The spiral metal binding is great, a real manual, easy to keep page being referenced open infront of you. Graphically the pages are consistent in their layout and composition so that the important information is easily seen. Not like many references where drawings,details and notes from different sources are obviously pasted into pages. It reminds me of the famous Architectural Sheet Metal manual published by SMACNA, that is a part in nearly every architect's reference library.
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    Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Construction - Carpentry    3. Design & Construction    4. Design and construction    5. Do-It-Yourself - Carpentry    6. Drawings    7. Framing (Building)    8. Home Improvement / Construction    9. House & Home    10. Wooden-frame buildings    11. Building construction & materials    12. House & Home / Reference    13. Woodworking   


    13. The Bicycling Guide to Complete Bicycle Maintenance and Repair: For Road and Mountain Bikes(Expanded and Revised 5th Edition)
    by Rodale Press
    Paperback (19 February, 2005)
    list price: $19.95 -- our price: $13.57
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    Isbn: 1579548830
    Sales Rank: 2712
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Bicycle repair and maintenance
    Excellant manual! Great info and well illistrated. I use mine a lot!

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great book... could be better...
    This book does a great job covering everything basic to intermediate.I'd highly recommend it and I think that it's the best I've seen in this price range.It's not Barnett's manual but it is better than the Park tools and Zinn books in my opinion.I'd like to see more (and better quality) pictures.I've seen high rescolor pictures in books half this price.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Complete, well-written, easy-to-understand.
    I like doing repairs and maintenance myself to save money. Now that I have a good bicycle, I want to service it myself. This repair manual is nice. It is full of good illustrations and pictures, tips, and advice. Most things are explained in an easy-to-understand manner. It's obvious that the author likes servicing bicycles, and that he wants the reader to enjoy it too. This makes the book pleasant reading material as well.
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    Subjects:  1. Bicycles    2. Cycles - Repair And Maintenance Of Specific Models    3. Cycling - General    4. Handbooks, manuals, etc    5. Maintenance and repair    6. Repair    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Cycling    10. Vehicle maintenance   


    14. An Affair with a House
    by "Stewart, Tabori and Chang"
    Hardcover (01 October, 2005)
    list price: $55.00 -- our price: $34.65
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    Isbn: 1584794704
    Sales Rank: 3794
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
    This book is not only beautiful, but includes a great text!With helpful hints on everything, I refer to it on a daily basis.
    3-0 out of 5 stars A visual beauty but...
    If you are not Donald Trump and your house is not Mara Lago you may be a tad dissapointed. I was expecting an affair w/ this book. According to the author, what every guest room needs is Egyptian cotton percale sheets w/ a 400 thread count. Ok..lol...shoot me...I buy my sheets at Target. I found the book a bit stuffy for my taste.

    5-0 out of 5 stars a special book, a special gift
    When I bought my new home in Italy I wished a book which could give me ideas for decorating the rooms in country style. I chose this by Bunny Williams and I am relly satisfacted because there are a lot of nice suggestion and beatifull pictures.
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    Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Decorating    3. Decorating - General    4. Dwellings    5. Gardening    6. House & Home    7. Interior Design - General    8. Interior decoration    9. Remodeling    10. Remodeling & Renovation - General    11. Residential Buildings Architecture    12. Residential Interior Design    13. Architecture / Interior Design    14. Interior design   


    15. Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings, 10th Edition
    by Wiley
    Hardcover (18 November, 2005)
    list price: $130.00 -- our price: $130.00
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    Isbn: 0471465917
    Sales Rank: 34390
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Weighty tome shows how engineering intersects architecture
    This almost 1800 page treatise on mechanical and electrical design as it relates to architecture is one of a kind. It is not an artistic book on the subject, although some artistic ability is always needed in any aspect of building design. Instead it is a very technical book that shows how the architect must be part electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, electrician, physicist, plumber, safety specialist, and transportation engineer in order to design the modern building. And to top it all off, you need to be knowledgable of current mechanical and electrical equipment - their specifications and their costs.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Mechanical and Electrical Equipment for Buildings
    Excellent. The best book I have seen on the subject.

    5-0 out of 5 stars An Invaluable Reference Source
    That a book has gone through ten editions says something about the acceptance of that book. In the case of this book, it says that this is basically the Bible of the subject, after all it's been around since the first edition in 1935. And it's subject is basically everything not covered by the structure of the building. This includes heating, cooling, electricity, lighting, water, plumbing fixtures, even acoustics, fire protection, and for bigger buildings such things as burglar alarms, elevators and moving stairways, and more.
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    Subjects:  1. Buildings    2. Design & Drafting    3. Do-It-Yourself - Plumbing    4. Electric equipment    5. Engineering - Mechanical    6. Environmental engineering    7. Home Improvement / Construction    8. Mechanical equipment    9. Science/Mathematics    10. Technology    11. Architecture    12. Architecture / Design & Drafting   


    16. Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui
    by Broadway
    Paperback (04 May, 1999)
    list price: $10.95 -- our price: $8.76
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    Isbn: 0767903595
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Inspring to the Nth degree!!!
    GREAT BOOK! Oh my gosh! I have been tearing apart closets and rooms. It inspired me to get rid of so much stuff that we never use. We are turning my old studio/ office/ junk room/ closet into a den. We took an entire Volvo full to Goodwill. Even if you are Nancy Neat, I would recommend this book! It is positively fabulous and inspiring.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Changed my life
    I have had the same experience as several of my friends who listened to these tapes.Went home and started clutter clearing and haven't stopped.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Feng Shui
    Wow!What an inspiration to literally clean up your space and your act!A must read for ANYONE! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Cleaning & Caretaking - General    2. Conduct of life    3. Divination - General    4. Feng Shui    5. General    6. Home Improvement / Construction    7. House cleaning    8. Miscellanea    9. Self-Help    10. Self-Help / General   


    17. Energy Efficiency Manual: for everyone who uses energy, pays for utilities, designs and builds, is interested in energy conservation and the environment (Energy Efficiency Manual)
    by Energy Institute Press
    Hardcover (March, 2000)
    list price: $199.95 -- our price: $181.95
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    Isbn: 0965792676
    Sales Rank: 296082
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Useful and interesting - STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
    Despite the intimidating name and size of this tome, I found it fascinating to read. It covers everything from light bulb selection to rooftop chiller maintenance. The depth and breath of coverage is amazing.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Superlative! A must have!
    Superlative! �The ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANUAL by Donald Wulfinghoff is a "must have" for professionals, libraries, facility managers, policy makers, homeowners, and anyone else who is serious about saving energy and cashing in on lower energy bills.It is the ultimate energy saving resource for businesses, industry, and government.PLUS, it will save money and reduce pollution, satisfying corporate bottom lines, policy makers, and environmentalists all at the same time.This book is unique.Highly informative, illustration-rich, and user-friendly, it is treasure trove of everything you need to know about energy efficiency from A to Z. Don't bother looking elsewhere --the ENERGY EFFICIENCY MANUAL simply has it all.This book will pay for itself almost as fast as you can spot a hot air leak or install an energy-efficient light bulb!5-0 out of 5 stars A secret weapon for the energy auditor
    As an energy auditor I'd almost call the Energy Efficiency Manual a secret weapon, except it has so many good ideas that I can't help but show it to many of the customers and prospective customers I meet. The diagrams are very useful, as is the self contained but well cross-referenced way in which each improvement measure has been written. For example, talking to the maintenance manager of a hospital, we looked at the diagrams of hot/cold deck multi-zone systems while discussing the pros and cons of upgrading a constant volume air conditioning system to a variable volume system. It is by far the most useful book on energy management that I have ever read (well, in the case of the Energy Efficiency Manual, that I have partially read - its an enormously large book!), and the ratings of each of the measures are particularly useful, along with the practical, no-nonsense approach. The book is extremely well cross referenced and Wulfinghoff has covered an enormous body of knowledge in writing the book. As someone fairly new to the field I'm grateful that he went to the effort of documenting and making available his knowledge and 30 odd years experience in the Energy Efficiency Manual. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Construction - General    2. Construction - Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning    3. Energy Resources Conservation    4. Energy conservation    5. Energy consumption    6. Engineering - Civil    7. Engineering - Mechanical    8. Handbooks, manuals, etc    9. House & Home / Design & Construction    10. Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection    11. Production & Operations Management    12. Public, Commercial, or Industrial Buildings    13. Science/Mathematics    14. Technology    15. Technology & Industrial Arts    16. Architecture    17. Building construction & materials    18. Construction    19. Environment    20. Industry & Industrial Studies    21. The Environment   


    18. The Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair: With 350 Projects and 2300 Photos (Black & Decker)
    by Creative Publishing International
    Hardcover (September, 2004)
    list price: $34.95 -- our price: $23.07
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    Isbn: 1589231813
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars A Useful Resource for Homeowners
    Some people are mechanically inclined, and there are those like myself who can't fix anything.For those of us who need a little help in the home repair department, this book will help you through almost any home repair project.
    3-0 out of 5 stars the book chapters are short
    I would like more detailed discussions. At least for the painting part, the book is too short.

    4-0 out of 5 stars complete guide to home repair (black and decker)
    overall good info, but not enough on hvac systems - I don't need a book to refer me to a repairperson, i had hoped for detailed photos to assist me in doing the repair myself, not just in understanding what needed to be done by another.... ... Read more

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    19. Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the International Building Code
    by Wiley
    Paperback (14 March, 2003)
    list price: $49.95 -- our price: $31.47
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    Isbn: 0471099805
    Sales Rank: 3505
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Guide to the Codes.
    Being an architecture student, this book, and others by Frank Ching, are more than helpful. It really clarifies the IBC and makes design for studio projects go a lot quicker. Definitely get this book if you're studying architecture.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Building Codes Illustrated: A Guide to Understanding the International Building Code
    Francis Ching provides high quality, easy to understand, graphic illustrations of building code regulations. The chapters are well organized for checking construction documents for code compliance.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not Current
    Warning, this book i smeant to go with the IRC(2000) revision, not the current IRC(2003). The information is still good, but you'll have fun trying to cross-reference sections to the 2003 version of the IRC. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Architecture    2. Building Codes    3. Buildings    4. Construction - General    5. Design & Drafting    6. Project Management    7. Reference    8. Specifications    9. Standards, Engineering    10. Architectural structure & design    11. Architecture / Design & Drafting    12. Building construction & materials    13. Financial, taxation, commercial, industrial law    14. USA   


    20. The Barefoot Home: Dressed-Down Design for Casual Living
    by Taunton
    Hardcover (05 September, 2006)
    list price: $30.00 -- our price: $19.80
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    Isbn: 1561588075
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An easy recipe for easy living
    Vassallo puts into words the kind of home we all want: casual, bright, a place that feels good to call home. The BFH introduces the idea of the easy feeling you get when you're away on a summer vacation, renting a cabin in the woods or a house on the beach. The book provides the recipe for maintaining this feeling year-round, not just one or two weeks a year but every day in your own house.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A lavishly photographed interior design and decorating guide
    The Barefoot Home: Dressed-Down Design For Casual Living is a lavishly photographed interior design and decorating guide, with an eye for the laid-back lifestyle. Emphasis on openness, lack of clutter, serenity, ventilation, and ease distinguish these suggestions for everything from kitchens to studios to bedroom. Full-color photographs on every page, diagrams, and extensive writing not only about specific suggestions but also general themes to promote a relaxed atmosphere fill The Barefoot Home cover-to-cover. The perfect interior design antidote to the pressures and stresses of a fast-paced world, The Barefoot Home is written in a tone akin to its subject matter - easygoing and thoroughly accessible to amateur and professional designers alike. Very highly recommended and informative reading.
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