Author: Susan Heeger, Bernard Trainor
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Australian-born landscape designer Bernard Trainor has made it his life's work to capture the wild soul of his adopted home of Northern California. Neither a naturalist nor an architect, Trainor uses the tools of both to create stunning large-scale gardens that unfold over many acres. Across airy hilltops, craggy seasides, and other one-of-a-kind tracts, Trainor applies simple, understated frames to rugged natural panoramas, the better to bring them into focus. His understated yet powerful landscapes draw inspiration from local plants, regional history, and the contours of the site. Designed to engage all of the senses—the sound of water, the smell of sage—Trainor's gardens create sensory memories that foster a deep connection to the land. Landprints showcases ten of his most ambitious and inspiring gardens through gorgeous photography and detailed project descriptions.
Natural Swimming Pools
Author: Michael Littlewood
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Natural swimming pools rely on the correct balance of living plants and micro-organisms to clean and purify the water. They are easy and less costly to maintain than chemical pools. Chlorine and other common pool chemicals that are hazardous to human health are not used. Natural pools are safe places for children to play and birds to drink, and are a dramatic example of ecological design, combining the natural and man-made worlds while creating beauty. These pools offer enjoyment not only in the warm months, but during winter, when they can be used for ice skating. Often the focal point of a garden, a natural swimming pool blends into the environment, flowing into the surroundings with plants and rocks. It reflects the changing seasons and enhances the environment naturally. This book is a necessary resource for people who consider a natural swimming pool. It shows how the natural system works to provide environmental, health, and safety benefits. Drawings, diagrams, and charts help explain their planning, design, biology, materials, construction, planting, and maintenance. Over 300 beautiful color photographs of natural pools will inspire your own water garden, where you can swim in harmony with nature.
The Modern Garden
Author: G. C. Taylor
Publisher: Pierce Press
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Four Quadrant Living
Author: Dina Colman
Publisher: Four Quadrant Media
A Guide to Creating Your New Health Destiny by Nourishing Your Mind, Body, Relationships, and Environment Living healthy doesn't need to be complicated. Four Quadrant Living shows readers how to take responsibility for their own health by providing logically organized and easily implemented ideas and suggestions for nourishing the "four quadrants" of our lives. The book includes ways to reduce stress, live mindfully, eat well, exercise more, sleep better, engage in healthy relationships, and detoxify environments. Many people worry about getting cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, or heart disease because it "runs in the family." This attitude encourages a passive, out-of-my-hands approach. Instead, Four Quadrant Living offers a new prescription for health, one that emphasizes positive steps readers can take to make healthy living a part of their daily routine. Four Quadrant Living provides simple, effective, and natural ways to help readers take control of their health so that they feel empowered, beat the odds, and live radiantly. We may be eating well and exercising, but we cannot truly be healthy if our mind is stressed, our relationships are toxic, and our world is sick. Every day we make choices that impact our health-the foods we eat, the products we use, the exercise we get, the stress we allow, the people we surround ourselves with, and the environment we live in. Four Quadrant Living guides readers to make healthy living a part of their daily lives, leading to abundant health, vitality, and happiness.
Author: Bill Brandt
Publisher: A & C Black
A collection of nude photographic studies by Bill Brandt, this book features his surreal pictures of different parts of the anatomy using a wide variety of perspectives.
Wild Swimming Italy
Author: Michele Tameni
The 'Wild Swimming' series travels to Italy to explore freshwater lakes, mountains and lagoons. Dip into the emerald-green plunge pools of Sicily and swim at river beaches in Campania. Discover the secret hot springs of Tuscany and amazing waterfalls of the Dolomiti, and explore the hidden shores Lake Como and Garda.
Author: Kenneth Frampton
Publisher: Phaidon Press
A study of over 40 years work by the Portuguese architect.
Wild Swimming France
Author: Daniel Start
Publisher: Wild Things
"Swim beneath the great châteaux of the Loire and plunge into the azure-blue pools of Provence. relax in the secret hot springs of the Pyrenees and discover the unspoilt crater lakes of the Mont-Dore."--Back cover.
Author: François Fressin
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
How hot is Venus? Can you distinguish between a pulsar and a quasar? Is there a universe or a multiverse? Where do we fit into the infinitely grand scheme of things? How do we map the Cosmic Microwave Background? Most tantalizing of all: Is there anyone out there? The answers to these and many other far-out questions lie in your hands. Everyone’s gazing at the heavens, but a voyage through the star-studded contents of this book will blow your mind. Astronomy encapsulates the terrifying hugeness of the cosmos into bite-size particles that mere earthlings can understand: 50 incredible discoveries brought down to Earth using no more than two pages, 300 words, and a picture. This one small volume takes you on a cosmic tour, shedding light on the most awesome of objects and places, explaining some very big ideas, concepts, and discoveries, and presenting the scientists and observers who have done so much to crack Life, the Universe, and Everything. Welcome aboard.
The most comprehensive source of inspired design ideas and practical solutions for all landscaping and outdoor living spaces. Practical design advice as well as over 350 innovative ideas combine to give homeowners the only sourcebook they'll need to make smart design, buying, and installation decisions. Landscaping improvements and creating outdoor living spaces continue to be strong sectors of the home DIY market. In this complete revision of the original Landscaping Ideas That Work (2013), award-winning landscape designer and author Julie Moir Messervy provides homeowners with design strategies for combining elements and creating spaces that work for them and their home; tips for working effectively with landscaping professionals; innovative ideas for transforming all aspects of their yard into inviting outdoor spaces; and strategies for designing more sustainable landscapes and gardens.
Her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 propelled her to become a worldwide inspiration for millions. However, at the same time her detractors united against her - demonstrations were held before the European Parliament and death threats were issued against her.Conchita Wurst both polarised and fascinated people with her wonderful singing and fearless image; Elton John, Cher, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier were among the many who publicly admired her talent and courage.Now she talks for the first time about the good and bad of her childhood, both the love she received from her parents and the support of her grandmother, but also the discrimination she experienced first-hand from others. She also answers some important questions: why did she feel the need to leave home at the age of fourteen to stand on her own two feet? How did Tom Neuwirth become Conchita Wurst? And how did she manage to realise her dreams when day after day obstacles were placed in her path?Being Conchita is the fascinating story of a young boy from the provinces who always had a vision of one day being a star.
This book tells the story of one of the most important gardens in Europe, created by the architectural critic and designer Charles Jencks and his late wife, the landscape architect and author Maggie Keswick. The Garden of Cosmic Speculation is a landscape that celebrates the new sciences of complexity and chaos theory and consists of a series of metaphors exploring the origins, the destiny and the substance of the Universe. The book is illustrated with year-round photography, bringing the garden's many dimensions vividly to life.
Author: Robert G. Twycross, Andrew Wilcock, Paul Howard
Covering all aspects of palliative care for the pharmacist, this guide includes advice on using licensed drugs for unlicensed purposes, specific drugs and their names and specialist prescribing for particular disorders, analgesics and infections.
Author: Mary Randolph Carter
A reference for those gardeners who love cheap garden-related items, such as old watering cans and flea market flower vases, reveals how to restore these items as well as where to find such treasures. 25,000 first printing. Country Homes & Gardens Main, Crafter's Choice Alt, & BOMC Div. Tour.