October 2018 (37)

77 Things To Know Before Getting a Cat

ISBN: 9781620082911

Author: Susan Ewing    Publisher: Companion House

Get Ready For Your New Best Friend If you’re longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. When new cat owners aren’t prep...


Get Ready For Your New Best Friend If you’re longing for the pitter-patter of four furry feet, you have some homework to do. When new cat owners aren’t prepared, it’s the cat who suffers, so it’s very important to consider all angles of cat care and ownership before making the commitment. This book starts with the process of selecting a suitable cat for your home and lifestyle and goes on to discuss the present and future requirements of feeding, grooming, training, healthcare, and much more to fully educate prospective new cat owners. Inside 77 Things to Know before Getting a Cat: Advice on selecting a kitten or adult cat based on your family, living space, and lifestyle Buying a purebred from a breeder versus adopting from a shelter or rescue group The equipment and supplies you’ll need before the cat comes home Getting the cat acclimated to his new environment Feeding, grooming, training, and healthcare for all life stages Keeping your cat safe at home and away Illustrations, charts, and checklists, to help you plan and prepare


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$39.99
Practical Weekend Projects For Woodworkers

ISBN: 9781504801065

Author: Phillip Gardener    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Build it yourself—in just two days! 35 practical projects that can each be made in just one weekend, for woodworkers with limited time Includes plans for shel...


Build it yourself—in just two days! 35 practical projects that can each be made in just one weekend, for woodworkers with limited time Includes plans for shelving, a bed, coffee tables, a gothic-style bathroom cabinet, a Shaker-style kitchen cabinet, an Adirondack chair, and more Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and exploded diagrams make these projects clear and easy to follow Projects use soft and hardwoods as well as man-made boards, and can be made using either hand or power tools Illustrated reference section on tools, techniques, and wood choices Practical Weekend Projects for Woodworkers offers dozens of exciting projects for a range of beautiful contemporary items, from shelves and storage units to birdhouses and bookends. Each project is designed to be simple to make while having a professional look, and can be made using either hand or power tools. Inside, you'll find plans, materials lists, and instructions to make tables, wardrobes, shelves, cupboards, a mailbox, a bathroom vanity, a privacy screen, and much more! With easy-to-follow instructions and how-to photographs, this book will provide practical advice and inspiration for both amateur and experienced woodworkers. Exploded diagrams and templates ensure precise results, and there's also a practical, illustrated reference section on tools, techniques, and wood choices. This book is intended for both the novice and those who have some basic skills and want to improve the scope and quality of their work. The newcomer will discover an insight into how to design and construct individual pieces of furniture for the home and garden—everything suggested as a project is both cost-effective and reasonably simple to achieve, using an absolute minimum of complicated joints or techniques—while a more experienced woodworker will pick up ideas about contemporary design, which you can then adapt to more advanced working methods, should you wish. It can be tough to find a great woodworking project that you can finish in just one weekend. But the straightforward, step-by-step projects in this book will keep any "weekend carpenter" happily busy for months!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 18-10-2018


$39.99
Learn to Play the Ukulele - 2nd Edition

ISBN: 9781565239722

Author: Bill Plant    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

With the help of this book and companion CD, anyone can learn to play the ukulele overnight. No prior musical experience is assumed! Includes CD with practice e...


With the help of this book and companion CD, anyone can learn to play the ukulele overnight. No prior musical experience is assumed! Includes CD with practice exercises. Learn to Play the Ukulele, 2nd Edition will teach anyone how to play the ukulele overnight. No prior musical experience is assumed. Beginners learn how to hold the instrument, position the hands, strumming techniques, basic chords and beyond. An enclosed CD guides the reader through a series of exercises, which are organized in progressive fashion (practicing one strum and slowly building to more complicated rhythmic patterns). The CD also includes a variety of charming songs that readers will be able to strum along with (starting with one/two chords and progressing on to more complex). Encouraging tips are included as well as fun/interesting trivia and sidebars about the ukulele. Music theory is included, but the emphasis is on getting up to speed and on with the fun of playing quickly.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 05-10-2018


Tags: October 2018   Music
$39.99
Making Poor Man's Guitars

ISBN: 9781565239463

Author: Shane Speal    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

In Making Poor Man's Guitars, Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," shows you how to build amazing musical instruments from found items! Learn how to...


In Making Poor Man's Guitars, Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," shows you how to build amazing musical instruments from found items! Learn how to build cigar box guitars and other musical instruments from found items Step-by-step instructions and over 300 photos The history of cigar box guitars and the golden age of blues and jazz Introduction from the New Orleans Museum of Jazz Author Shane Speal, an active roots music performer, is recognized as the creator of the modern cigar box guitar movement and known as the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar" Many books have been written about how to build cigar box guitars and other unique hand-made instruments... but few have touched on why. This book presents the authentic stories of American DIY music with step-by-step projects, photo studies of antique instruments, interviews with music legends, and historical accounts. Shane Speal, the "King of the Cigar Box Guitar," brings the making of music and musical instruments back to its roots. From a simple two-string tin can guitar to an electrified washtub bass, Shane shows how anyone can build amazing musical instruments from found items. Sidebars present the fascinating backstory of the music, capturing struggle, poverty, and the blues within the artistic side of cigar box guitar building. Featuring an introduction from the New Orleans Museum of Jazz, this DIY musical instrument book is as inspirational to read in the living room as it is in the workshop!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 204 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 08-10-2018


$39.99
Wonders of Nature

ISBN: 9783791373652

Author: Florence Guiraud    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A stunningly illustrated treasury of animals, this book will entrance and delight young children interested in the world of nature. Bright-eyed birds, evanesce...


A stunningly illustrated treasury of animals, this book will entrance and delight young children interested in the world of nature. Bright-eyed birds, evanescent butterflies, tropical fish and other pleasures await the readers of this large format book that will appeal to young children’s curiosity about the natural world. Reminiscent of the watercolors of Ernst Haeckel, John James Audubon, and Maria Sibylla Merian, these charming and expertly rendered pictures of birds, insects, and fish will provide hours of exploration. Presented in double-page spreads, interspersed with informative texts, Guiraud’s illustrations capture the wondrous beauty that populates our oceans, forests, and fields. Her expressive illustrations create a sense of intimacy and empathy with the natural world and their exquisite detail rewards close investigation. Certain to captivate both children and adults, this magnificent book will instill in its readers a connection to the world around them and ignite a sense of wonder about all living things. Recommended for ages 5–9


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 270 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 26-10-2018


$55.00
Hello Lilac - Good Morning Yellow

ISBN: 9783791373515

Author: Judith Drews    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This charming introduction to the world of color and a child’s first words is brimming with bright, playfully inviting illustrations of everyday objects. Int...


This charming introduction to the world of color and a child’s first words is brimming with bright, playfully inviting illustrations of everyday objects. Introducing children to colors and in the process expanding their vocabulary, this book will delight young readers, who will recognize the myriad of things that make their world colorful. A sunny morning introduces the color yellow and leads young readers to a light bulb, a fuzzy baby chick, a lemon, and a friendly lion. A snowman, a sheep, an egg, and a soccer ball reveal that white has endless variations. Green takes readers outside to look at a leaf, a frog, and a caterpillar while a brown bear is surrounded by a wooden spoon, a basket, a girl’s braid and a broom. Gorgeously illustrated, this engaging book is sure to capture a child’s imagination and is perfect for young ones to read with their parents. Recommended for ages 1–3


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 200 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$34.00
The Art Colouring Book

ISBN: 9783791373621

Author: Annette Roeder    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

An expanded version of the highly successful volumes in Prestel’s children’s coloring book series, this book features the works of dozens of great painters ...


An expanded version of the highly successful volumes in Prestel’s children’s coloring book series, this book features the works of dozens of great painters and will appeal to young artists looking for lots of masterpieces to make their own. Come on a journey through the world of art! From Cave paintings to modern art – children will get to know fantastic paintings and visit the world's most famous museums. Along the way, they can color in and draw on each and every picture. Recommended for ages 4-8


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 280 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$29.99
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