House & Home

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    Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management
    The 1861 Classic with Advice on Cooking, Cleaning, Childrearing, Entertaining, and More
    By Isabella Beeton, Foreword by Sarah A. Chrisman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Originally published as twenty-four newspaper columns from 1859 to 1861, Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management is many things, but it is first and foremost a guide to managing a household during the nineteenth century. Beeton wrote, “As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise,... [READ MORE]
    Nuclear War Survival Skills
    Lifesaving Nuclear Facts and Self-Help Instructions
    By Cresson H. Kearny, Foreword by Edward Teller, Introduction by Don Mann, Contributions by Eugene P. Wigner
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    A field-tested guide to surviving a nuclear attack, written by a revered civil defense expert. This edition of Cresson H. Kearny’s iconic Nuclear War Survival Skills (originally published in 1979), updated by Kearny himself in 1987 and again in 2001, offers expert advice for ensuring your family’s safety... [READ MORE]
    The Whimsical Home
    Interior Design with Thrift Store Finds, Flea Market Gems, and Recycled Goods
    By Susanna Zacke, By Sania Hedengren
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Vintage clothing, vintage décor—it simply never gets old and continues to be one of the hottest style trends! Now, you too can create a beautiful vintage home environment that is sure to be the envy all your peers. In The Whimsical Home, master crafters Sania and Susanna show us five different homes... [READ MORE]
    52 Prepper's Projects for Parents and Kids
    A Project a Week to Help Prepare Your Child for the Unpredictable
    By David Nash
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Prepare your child for the unpredictable through 52 prepper projects. Teach them basic outdoors survival skills, first aid, how to create their own "bug-out bag," and more.... [READ MORE]
    The Ultimate Guide to Soil
    The Real Dirt on Cultivating Crops, Compost, and a Healthier Home
    By Anna Hess
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Grow twice the fruits and vegetables in half the space on the farm, in the backyard, or in your window! Have you noticed the extraordinary flavors and yields emanating from even a small garden when the soil is just right? If you’ve ever been envious of your neighbor’s dirt or just curious about homesteading,... [READ MORE]
    The Good Living Guide to Beekeeping
    Secrets of the Hive, Stories from the Field, and a Practical Guide That Explains It All
    By Dede Cummings
    (Good Books)
    Beekeeping is nothing new—the ancient Egyptians were well versed in the benefits of living with bees—but in recent years, there has been a surge of folks struck with the desire to build and nurture a hive of their own. Beekeeping has become the passion of farmers in rural Vermont, urbanites with rooftops... [READ MORE]
    The Good Living Guide to Country Skills
    Wisdom for Growing Your Own Food, Raising Animals, Canning and Fermenting, and More
    By Abigail R. Gehring
    (Good Books)
    Gehring’s books on country living have sold more than 500,000 copies. In this book, Gehring offers a guide to country living skills that is as charming as it is practical. Full of sweet illustrations and gorgeous photographs, step-by-step instructions for essential skills such as building a chicken coop... [READ MORE]
    Barns and Outbuildings
    And How to Construct Them
    Edited by Byron D. Halsted
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    First published in 1881, this classic volume presents dozens of practical examples of barns and outbuildings—including floor plans and building instructions—and contains two hundred and fifty-seven engravings, woodcuts, and line drawings illustrating historical and practical designs. Featured designs... [READ MORE]
    The Best Tree House Ever
    How to Build a Backyard Tree House the Whole World Will Talk About
    By Maurice Barkley
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    When his two young grandsons clamored for a hideout in the trees, what could Maurice Barkley, a sixty-something retiree, do but grab some wooden beams and a level? Now, more than ten years, seven tiny houses, and a spiral staircase later, Barkley’s grandkids can truly say they have the best tree house... [READ MORE]
    Backyard Rockets
    Learn to Make and Launch Rockets, Missiles, Cannons, and Other Projectiles
    By Instructables.com, Edited by Mike Warren
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Originating from Instructables, a popular project-based community made up of all sorts of characters with wacky hobbies and a desire to pass on their wisdom to others, Backyard Rockets is made up of projects from a medley of authors who have collected and shared a treasure trove of rocket-launching plans... [READ MORE]
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