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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything

?Why are most plants green?? Why doesn?t stomach acid dissolve the stomach itself? Why are there more tornados in the Midwest than on the coast? This volume answers these questions and over 200 more, shedding light on the science behind them. As informative as it is entertaining, it addresses every major branch of science, including physics, chemistry, biology, geology, meteorology, astronomy, and cosmology. It highlights some of the...

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Now You See It, Now You Don't!

A new and simple learn-by-picture method that makes it easy for anyone aged twelve and up to perform all the classic sleights just as they are done by the world's greatest professional magicians. Long-time magician Bill Tarr has teamed up with Barry Ross, an illustrator famous for his instructional sports diagrams, for easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, so that with the help of more than 1,500 line drawings that capture each ...

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Reversible Afghans

Annie’s is part of the third-generation Muselman family business, founded in 1925 and long known for original craft designs including crochet, knitting, card making, paper crafts, beading, sewing, quilting, and needlework. Annie’s books are sold through independent retailers and major chain stores worldwide. They are headquartered in Berne, Indiana.

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Solar Rooftop DIY

The do-it-yourself guide for converting your home to solar power Solar energy is clean, efficient, sustainable―and expensive. Or is it? Many homeowners simply assume that the cost of solar panels is out of their reach, but in reality, the technology is quickly becoming attainable for the middle class. Rather than leasing panels from one of those home solar startups (and letting them reap the financial benefits), why not join the thou...

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Festive Fall Quilts

From best-selling author Kim Schaefer comes this collection of 21 engaging piecing and appliqué projects for fall, including tried-and-true motifs such as pumpkins, sunflowers, acorns, turkeys, and autumn leaves. Plus, celebrate Halloween with spooky spiders, friendly bats, expressive jack-o-lanterns, and much more! Make projects in a variety of sizes, from tea towels and place mats to lap quilts and table runners. These quick and ea...

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Canoe Country Camping

Canoe Country Camping is a complete, entertaining, and up-to-date guide that gives you the information you need for a safe and enjoyable canoe trip. First-time campers will find answers to all their questions about where to go, how to pack, and what to do. Seasoned campers will find helpful tips to streamline their planning and make their next trip better than ever. Prepare for all the challenges of the wilderness from the obvious to...

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Party Cakes for Children: Over 20 Fun Cakes

These fantastic cakes are alive with cute and cuddly, sporty and adventurous, scary and spooky characters that will delight kids of all ages. Even beginning bakers will be encouraged and inspired by Carol Deacon’s simple introduction, with its easy-to-follow question-and-answer approach that takes the angst out of decorating with sugarpaste. Choose from irresistible, child-appealing designs that range from Sketchbook, Computer, and R...

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The Stamp Artists Project Book

Created by the editor of Somerset Studio, the most notable stamp-craft magazine in the field, this project driven book features 85 distinctive stamping projects for home decoration, gifts and accessories in all mediums. While other books concentrate solely on stamping on paper and fabric, The Stamp Artist's Project Book emphasizes non-traditional mediums such as wood, metal, and polymer clay. Step-by-step instructions, tips and techn...

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The Pallet Book

Upcycle that unwanted wood! Join home improvement author Chris Peterson for a complete guide to deconstructing and repurposing pallets to serve a new purpose. From quick and easy builds like a bird house and a wall clock to more complex projects like a garden cold frame and a kitchen island, there's something for everyone—and every pallet. Some projects, like the raised bed, showcase the pallet. For others, like the side table, you'd...