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The Lawn: A History of an American Obsession
The Lawn
A History of an American Obsession
Paperback      ISBN: 1560984066
Lawns now blanket thirty million acres of the United States, but until the late nineteenth century few Americans had any desire for a front lawn, much less access to seeds for growing one. In her comprehensive history of this uniquely American obsession, Virginia Scott Jenkins traces the origin of the front lawn aesthetic, the development of the lawn-care industry, its environmental impact, and modern as well as historic alternatives to lawn mania.
Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses
Manual of Woody Landscape Plants
Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses
Paperback      ISBN: 0875637957
Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind: The Nature of Craving and How to Control It
Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind
The Nature of Craving and How to Control It
Paperback      ISBN: 0195059182
Despite the immense obstacles they face, many alcoholics do manage to recover. In this groundbreaking book, Arnold M. Ludwig--a doctor with over twenty-five years of experience working with alcoholics--goes inside the minds of alcoholics in order to explain the behaviors and thought processes they use to get and stay sober. Whether alcoholics achieve recovery through Alcoholics Anonymous, a church, counseling, hospitalization, or entirely of their own initiative, the basic methods remain essentially the same. This book offers the first detailed examination of these successful methods. Ludwig has discovered that in most cases a lasting recovery can only begin after certain crucial attitude changes occur. Regardless of the motivation of alcoholics, powerful forces lure them back to drink. To remain sober, alcoholics not only must recognize these forces and the dangerous frame of mind that fuels them, but also must use a variety of techniques for resisting temptation. Recovery involves far more than simply not drinking; it means a sober life style. Over the years, Ludwig has worked with over one thousand alcoholics from all walks of life and within many different settings, including hospital clinics, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, detoxification centers, and private homes. Using clinical vignettes, research findings, and personal anecdotes, he documents the basic principles necessary for conquering craving and achieving recovery. Ludwig offers an optimistic message: no matter how bad things get, there is always hope. This book will provide insights not only for recovering alcoholics, but also for their families, counselors, and doctors.
How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office
How to Grow Fresh Air
50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office
Paperback      ISBN: 0140262431
Recommends house plants that help filter the air of indoor pollutants, including formaldehyde, benzene, and ammonia
Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm
Epitaph for a Peach
Four Seasons on My Family Farm
Paperback      ISBN: 0062510258
The author describes the daily life of a California peach farmer, and the difficult decisions that have to be made to stay in business
Successful Small-Scale Farming: An Organic Approach
Successful Small-Scale Farming
An Organic Approach
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0882666428
Instructs the beginning farmer in evaluating and preserving the soil, acquiring and maintaining machinery, and raising a successful crop through sound farming practices
Prairie Wildflowers
Prairie Wildflowers
Paperback      ISBN: 0934318999
Field guide to wildflowers of the short-grass prairie.
The Trees in My Forest
The Trees in My Forest
Paperback      ISBN: 0060929421
A lifetime observer of the natural world shares his vast knowledge and reflections on the trees of the Northeast woodlands and the rhythms of their seasons, from the DNA contained in an apple seed to the great branches beyond reach
Taylor's Guide to Orchids
Taylor's Guide to Orchids
Paperback      ISBN: 0395677262
Describes how to plan and maintain an indoor orchid garden, including selecting the right varieties, choosing the proper materials and tools, and protecting the flowers against diseases and insects
Garden Projects
Garden Projects
Paperback      ISBN: 1561580856
Gathers instructions for twenty-two projects originally published in Fine Gardening magazine, including plans for fences, ponds, patios, earth walls, and artificial bog gardens