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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royal...
by Denise Kiernan

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

September 26, 2017

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From the author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>The Girls of Atomic City</i> comes the fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States.<BR><BR>Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt was one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared her to be mistress of Biltmore House.<BR> <BR>Before their marriage, the wealthy and bookish Vanderbilt had dedicated his life to creating a spectacular European-style estate on 125,000 acres of North Carolina wilderness. He summoned the famous landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted to tame the grounds, collaborated with celebrated architect Richard Morris Hunt to build a 175,000-square-foot chateau, filled it with priceless art and antiques, and erected a charming village beyond the gates. Newlywed Edith was now mistress of an estate nearly three times the size of Washington, DC and benefactress of the village and surrounding rural area. When fortunes shifted and changing times threatened her family, her home, and her community, it was up to Edith to save Biltmore—and secure the future of the region and her husband’s legacy.<BR> <BR>The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. <i>The Last Castle </i>is the unique American story of how the largest house in America flourished, faltered, and ultimately endured to this day.
The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition
by Donald A. Norman

Language

English

Pages

370

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<b>The ultimate guide to human-centered design </b><br />Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. <br />The fault, argues this ingenious -- even liberating -- book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization.<i><br /></i><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.<br /><br /><i>The Design of Everyday Things</i> is a powerful primer on how -- and why -- some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.<br />
Home Improvement Tips and Tricks: Hands-on Projects and Decoratin...
by Christina Salway

Language

English

Pages

160

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<b>Step-by-Step Projects from a Successful and Sassy Interior Designer!</b><br /><br />Searching for a house or apartment is difficult enough on its own; transforming it into your home is an entirely different story. <i>Home Improvement Tips and Tricks</i> aims to give you the knowhow to decorate while staying within your budget, all presented in an engaging and approachable way. Each project is accompanied by a list of tools and materials needed, along with step-by-step instructions. <br /><br /> Salway’s wit and playful personality shine through as she shares her tried-and-true advice to describe the journey of renovating and redecorating not only her two-bedroom Williamsburg apartment but also the upstate New York farmhouse bought as a major fixer-upper. <br /><br /> Some of Christina’s greatest lessons include: <br /><br /><li> Colors you shouldn’t paint your apartment, even if you like wearing them </li><li> Where to look, when to haggle, and how to spot a diamond in the rough </li><li> How to revitalize your kitchen on a budget </li><li> Your shower curtain shouldn’t reflect your personality, and other helpful bathroom hints </li><li> How to install a dimmer switch (a.k.a. instant mood lighting)<br /><br /> A resource for anyone who is short on time and strapped for cash, <i>Home Improvement Tips and Tricks</i> will help you turn any space into a unique home you love and are proud to show off.</li>
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson

Language

English

Pages

706

Publication Date

October 05, 2010

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<p>In these pages, the beloved Bill Bryson gives us a fascinating history of the modern home, taking us on a room-by-room tour through his own house and using each room to explore the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern comforts, Bryson demonstrates that whatever happens in the world eventually ends up in our home, in the paint, the pipes, the pillows, and every item of furniture. Bryson has one of the liveliest, most inquisitive minds on the planet, and his sheer prose fluency makes <i>At Home</i> one of the most entertaining books ever written about private life.<br /><br /></p>
Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook: Declutter and Organ...
by Cassandra Aarssen

Language

English

Pages

156

Publication Date

January 02, 2018

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon Best Seller! ─ Declutter Your Home, Declutter Your Life</strong></h3><p><strong>Organize your life:</strong> Do you dream of getting organized, but have no idea where to start? <em>Cluttered Mess to Organized Success: Declutter and Organize your Home and Life with over 100 Checklists and Worksheets</em> offers you everything you need to organize your home, family and your time. This book not only provides helpful tips and advice, but it is jam packed with over 100 worksheets, forms, labels, schedules and everything else you need to organize your life.</p><p><strong>Declutter your way to happiness:</strong> Cassandra Aarssen is a Professional Organizer and creator of the successful blog and YouTube channel, ClutterBug. After struggling for years with chaos and clutter, Cassandra transformed her home and her life through organization. She now shares her favorite organizing tips, tricks and secrets in order to help others declutter their way to happiness. Cassandra’s debut book, <em>Real Life Organizing</em> has been inspiring families from all over the world to get control of their clutter and fall in love with their home all over again.</p>
Make Something Good Today: A Memoir
by , Ben Napier

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

October 02, 2018

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<b>From Ben and Erin Napier, the stars of the hit HGTV show <i>Home Town</i>, comes <i>Make Something Good Today</i>, a memoir that tells us all to seek out the good in life, celebrate the beauty of family and friends, and prosper within our communities because everything we need in life to be happy, is within our grasp.</b><br /><br />Long before their hugely popular TV show, an expanding family, or demolition day on their dream home, Erin began keeping a daily online journal to help her stay focused on the positive and count her blessings in life. She never expected that her depictions of small-town life in the tiny swath of Mississippi where she Ben call home would catch the eye of a television producer and set them off on the journey of a lifetime.<br /> <br /><i>Make Something Good Today</i> offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the struggles and triumphs of a couple that America has come to know and love for their easy humor, adoring relationship, and ability to utterly transform a place into something beautiful and personal. This is the poignant story of how Erin and Ben took a small, tight-knit town into their own hands (literally) and used ingenuity, community, and authenticity to rebuild a once-thriving American Main Street. And how, by combining Ben’s carpentry skills with Erin’s design eye, <i>Home Town</i> is making it clear to us all that small-town living can feel as big as you make it.<br /> <br />Complete with family photographs, Erin’s hand-painted sketches, and never-before-heard personal stories, this inspirational memoir reminds us all not to give up hope that great love stories are possible, big things can bloom in small towns, and there is always magic in the ordinary if you know where to look for it.
Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design: Producing Drawing...
by Ying-Kit Choi

Language

English

Pages

380

Publication Date

September 13, 2017

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Principles of Applied Civil Engineering Design: Producing Drawings, Specifications, and Cost Estimates for Heavy Civil Projects walks engineers through standard practice and basic principles needed to prepare quality design and construction documents for a successful infrastructure project. Drawing on more than 30 years of engineering and design experience, Ying-Kit Choi helps readers understand the interrelationships among contract documents, site characterization, design and construction documents, and construction cost estimates. <br /><br />Choi introduces the fundamentals and process of applied engineering design, including the necessary field investigations to characterize a project site. He provides pragmatic guidance on the "how-to" of producing construction drawings, with advice on graphical representation; legends, abbreviations, and notes; drawing techniques and software; and certification of construction drawings. He offers a wealth of details on developing technical specifications, including good writing practices, types of construction specifications, the standardized Construction Specifications Institute format, measurement and payment provisions, and reference data. Chapters on cost estimating cover quantity estimates, pricing estimates, allowances and contingencies, and bid evaluation. A handy glossary defines common terms.<br /><br />This second edition reflects the rapid changes in the methods and tools used to produce design drawings, updating the discussions of presentation formats and technical resources. Of particular interest, the 2014 Construction Specifications Institute format is introduced for use in preparing specifications and estimating construction costs. Nine chapters encourage readers to test their comprehension with example problems and solutions.<br /><br />By setting out the guidelines, principles, and philosophy needed to produce design and construction documents for heavy civil projects, Choi assembles an excellent introduction for civil engineering students and young professionals, as well as provides a valuable reference for experienced design engineers, contractors, and project owners.
Declutter.: The short, stress-free, step-by-step guide on how to ...
by Lizelle Tenten

Language

English

Pages

60

Publication Date

May 05, 2019

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<h2>A Proven Step-by-Step Method, to Read in Less than 60 minutes, To Declutter Your Home Once and For All</h2><br /><br /><b>Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $0.99. Regularly priced at $4.99.<br />Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device.</b><br /><br />You’re about to discover how to finally declutter your home.<br />If you are you feeling totally overwhelmed and no idea where to start, <br />or you are so embarrassed about all the clutter or you are scared the clutter is busy taking over <br />your life and health, this easy-to-use guide will walk you through this process <br />to declutter step-by-step to finally declutter your home. <br />In this guide you will get straightforward information about how to declutter in order <br />to regain control of your home.<br /><br /><h2>Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn...</h2><br /><br /><ul><li>How to understand the problem you are dealing with and make sense of the clutter</li><li> How to come up with a plan using a step by step approach to guide you through the process</li><li>How to use a simple flowchart and workbook to get you results fast</li><li>How to deal with the difficult decisions</li><li>How to increase your chances 10x for success by doing certain easy things</li><li>How to deal with heirlooms and collectibles to not be cut out of a will</li><li>How to deal with paper so it doesn't take over your house</li><li>Storage basics to stop looking for things where they don’t belong</li><li>When to know whether it is time to get help</li><li>How to keep you home finally declutter, safe, healthy and fun</li><li>Much, muchmore!</li></ul><br /><br /><b>Download your copy today!</b><br /><br />The contents of this book are easily worth over $20, but for a limited time you can download Declutter. for a special discounted price! <br /><br />Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount!<br /><br />More than just a book about decluttering - it is a gateway to a new and better life - a life of rewarding and fulfilling moments.<br /><br />If you apply this book step-by-step to prove to yourself that astounding changes are within your grasp too you will be amazed at the outcomes achievable.<br /><br /><h2>Check Out What Others Are Saying...</h2><br />"It literally changed my life. I went from totally overwhelmed to total relaxation in 1 week with a mountain of clutter that had me imprisoned in my own home" - Melinda P<br /><br />"I couldn't believe it could be that simple, but as soon as I started working through this step-by-step it was so clear what I had to do and in under a weekend my house was finally decluttered once and for all" - Richard B<br /><br />To order Declutter., click the BUY button and download your copy right now! <br /><br />Tags: organization,organizing,decluttering,clutter-free,organisation,organizer,organiser,clutter,cluttered, unclutter,minimalism,minimalists,Marie Kondo,Joshua Fields Millburn,Ryan Nicodemus,declutter,clutterbug,Cas,closet organizer,organization ideas,home organization,clutter,kitchen organization,declutter your life,office organization,home organization ideas,declutter your home,professional organizer,office organization ideas,organizing your home,decluttering tips,organizing tips,organizing small spaces,organizer,get organized,paperwork organizer,organize your life,garage organization ideas,declutter house,declutter home,home office organization,organization tips for home,home office organization ideas,clear the clutter,house organization,kitchen organization ideas,home organisation,getting rid of clutter,how to organize a closet,organize my life,paper organizer,pantry organization,declutter and organize,declutter your mind,room organization,bedroom organization ideas,bedroom organization,room organization ideas,apartment organization,desk organizer,life organizer,garage organization,shelf organizer,garage organization tips,how to declutter your home,personal organizer,organize it,how to organize your home,clutter free,decluttering books,how to declutter,how to get organized
Estimator's Electrical Man-Hour Manual (Estimator's Man-Hour Libr...
by John S. Page

Language

English

Pages

450

Publication Date

May 24, 1999

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This manual's latest edition continues to be the best source available for making accurate, reliable man-hour estimates for electrical installation. This new edition is revised and expanded to include installation of electrical instrumentation, which is used in monitoring various process systems.<br /><br /><br />
Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave
by Joanna Gaines

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

November 06, 2018

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<p></p><p></p><p>In <em>Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave</em>, Joanna Gaines walks you through how to create a home that reflects the personalities and stories of the people who live there. Using examples from her own farmhouse as well as a range of other homes, this comprehensive guide will help you assess your priorities and instincts, as well as your likes and dislikes, with practical steps for navigating and embracing your authentic design style. Room by room, <em>Homebody </em>gives you an in-depth look at how these styles are implemented as well as how to blend the looks you're drawn to in order to create spaces that feel distinctly yours. A design template at the end of the book offers a step-by-step guide to planning and sketching out your own design plans. The insight shared in <em>Homebody </em>will instill in you the confidence to thoughtfully create spaces you never want to leave.</p>

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