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ByOwen Johnson,David More
“Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.” –P.J. O’Rourke
This illustrated field guide, by David More and Owen Johnson, covers the trees of Britian and non-Mediterranean Europe.
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ByAlbert Jackson,David Day
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Plumbers and other repairmen charge a mint these days—but with Popular Mechanics on your side, it’s possible to cut these costs dramatically by both preventing and managing pipe-related emergencies on your own. It lays out the basics, explaining what’s involved in a typical plumbing system, along with supply lines, drainage, and venting. Hundreds of line drawings and easy-to-follow instructions lead you through every step, including: dealing with frozen and split pipes; making an epoxy patch repair; fitting the bathroom with a sink, toilet or tub; fixing leaky faucets; checking the heating system for faults; putting in a wood-burning stove; and replacing damaged radiators. An illustrated glossary presents the complete plumber’s toolkit, and the skills needed to use them safely.
Published on: 2012-06-01
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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