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151.

THE NATURAL SOAP CHEF

Heidi Corley Barto
Paperback

Price: $14.95

Soap is supposed to cleanse and soothe skin, but what's available in stores often just dries and irritates. With The Natural Soap Chef anyone can quickly learn how to make all-natural soaps that gentl…

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Soap is supposed to cleanse and soothe skin, but what's available in stores often just dries and irritates. With The Natural Soap Chef anyone can quickly learn how to make all-natural soaps that gently wash even the most sensitive skin. Not only are these soaps good for the body, they beautifully dress up any home with their delicious scents and colors. This book will show you the way your great-grandma made soap, by using the cold process method and the basic components of soap: lye and oil. With easy-to-follow instructions and photos that guarantee success, you'll be a soap-making expert in no time.

152.

SOCIAL VENTURE NETWORK HALL OF FAME

Bryan Welch
Hardcover

Price: $7.00

To celebrate Social Venture Network's 25th anniversary, this book honors 25 extraordinary leaders who radically changed the way we think about business and what we expect of business leaders and owner…

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To celebrate Social Venture Network's 25th anniversary, this book honors 25 extraordinary leaders who radically changed the way we think about business and what we expect of business leaders and owners.

The 2012 Hall of Fame Honorees include: Gary Hirshberg, George Siemon, Drew and Myra Goodman, Jeffrey Hollender, Eileen Fisher, Margot Fraser, Chip Conley, Bruce Poon Tip, Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford, Van Jones, Dolores Huerta, Al Fuller, Judy Wicks and Laury Hammel, Wayne Silby, Josh Mailman, Amy Domini, Muhammad Yunus, Joel Solomon and Carol Newell, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Linda Mason and Roger Brown, Bill Drayton, Bill and Lynne Twist, Cheryl Dorsey, Dame Anita Roddick, and Sir Richard Branson.

153.

BUILD GREEN, MAKE GREEN, SAVE GREEN

Adam D. Bearup
Paperback

Price: $19.99

This book compares four mainstream green building styles, including: Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), Advanced Framing, and Earth Shelters. Also included are case s…

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This book compares four mainstream green building styles, including: Insulated Concrete Forms (ICFs), Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), Advanced Framing, and Earth Shelters. Also included are case studies and story problems for deciding which renewable energy systems work best for specific areas.

154.

JOY IN YOUR GARDEN

Joy Bissi & Karen Bastow
Paperback

Price: $16.99

With easy-to-learn tips and advice from experts Joy Bossi and Karen Bastow, Joy in Your Garden: A Seasonal Guide to Gardening will have you gardening in no time! Novice gardeners and natural green thu…

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With easy-to-learn tips and advice from experts Joy Bossi and Karen Bastow, Joy in Your Garden: A Seasonal Guide to Gardening will have you gardening in no time! Novice gardeners and natural green thumbs will learn to successfully garden in any season of the year. The expertise and wisdom provided in this book will help you master the art of gardening, from using the correct tools for your garden to choosing a ripe watermelon.

155.

WOODCARVING COURSE & REFERENCE MANUAL

Chris Pye
Paperback

Price: $19.95

The first step into a new craft can be overwhelming: Where to start? What tools to buy? What projects to begin with? Thanks to author and internationally acclaimed woodcarver Chris Pye, this guide is filled with everything a beginning woodcarver needs to know.

Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual is akin to having a one-on-one course with a master carver. You'll learn what to look for in a workbench, the importance of commissioning your carving tools-there's more to it than just sharpening!-and how to make exacting cuts and execute a variety of techniques. Like any good instructor, Pye includes practice exercises to make you comfortable with the tools and techniques, so you can build your skills and carve with confidence.

Pye's conversational teaching style will encourage you as you follow the step-by-step instructions and work on a number of motifs, as well as projects for low, high and pierced relief, and in-the-round.

    With Pye's help, you'll learn to carve:
  • Four types of molding
  • A beautiful koi project in three levels of relief carving
  • A realistic baseball cap in-the-round
  • A charming wren in-the-round

156.

CHARCUTERIE

Brian Polcyn, Michael Ruhlman
Hardcover

Price: $35.00

Charcuterie is a culinary specialty that originally referred to the creation and preservation of pork products, such as salami, sausages and prosciutto. Authors Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn expand…

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Charcuterie is a culinary specialty that originally referred to the creation and preservation of pork products, such as salami, sausages and prosciutto. Authors Michael Ruhlman and Brian Polcyn expand that definition to include everything preserved or prepared ahead. This book presents 125 recipes that are both intriguing to professionals and accessible to home cooks, including salted, air-dried ham; Maryland crab, scallop and saffron terrine; Da Bomb breakfast sausage; mortadella and soppressata; and even spicy smoked almonds.

157.

THE TRAPPER'S BIBLE

Dale Martin
Paperback

Price: $18.00

The traps, snares and pathguards detailed in this book can be constructed out of the most basic materials, keeping your expenses down and your net profits up. Throughout the text there are detailed …

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The traps, snares and pathguards detailed in this book can be constructed out of the most basic materials, keeping your expenses down and your net profits up. Throughout the text there are detailed diagrams including close-ups and labels for all trap settings. There are instructions on pest snares, large animal snares and transplant traps, plus camp alarms that alert you to intruders and deadly pathguards that could save your life.

158.

EATING ON THE RUN

Fred Demara
Paperback

Price: $15.00

No survival pantry is complete without this book. Eating on the Run will equip you with a working knowledge of dozens of readily harvestable plants, grasses, nuts and berries that require little, if…

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No survival pantry is complete without this book. Eating on the Run will equip you with a working knowledge of dozens of readily harvestable plants, grasses, nuts and berries that require little, if any, preparation. You will learn how to distinguish safe plants from toxic varieties, which parts of the plant are edible, and when and where you’re likely to find abundant supplies each season. Plus, the author shares delicious ways to enjoy the plants while on the move. There are some 2,000 edible plants recorded, most of which are not cultivated as crops. Growing wild, these little-appreciated but healthful and palatable plants can feed you well in the wilderness at every time of the year, even in the dead of winter.

159.

THE EXTREME SURVIVAL ALMANAC

Reid Kincaid
Paperback

Price: $60.00

A major outdoor survival book, The Extreme Survival Almanac is unlike anything else on the market. It’s written specifically for regular folks who may be suddenly forced to survive in the wilderness …

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A major outdoor survival book, The Extreme Survival Almanac is unlike anything else on the market. It’s written specifically for regular folks who may be suddenly forced to survive in the wilderness without assistance … and with no planning, specialized training nor equipment. This remote-area survival manual provides clear decision-making guidelines to walk you step-by-step from the first signs of trouble all the way through to rescue. It outlines specific courses of action for every type of survival scenario imaginable, including thousands of useful tips, directions and suggestions that can be understood and followed by the panicked and possibly injured layman stranded in the woods, in a vehicle or at sea.

Sections are devoted to topics like surviving in land-locked settings, including in the desert or in the tundra, as well as surviving at sea. Each section covers the basics for survival in detail, including how to create shelter and find water or food in each scenario. Also included are appendices with navigation tools and maps detailing unique information such as prevailing ocean current patterns, prevailing wind patterns and common commercial flight routs.

160.

40 POWER TOOLS YOU CAN MAKE

Linden Publishing
Paperback

Price: $12.95

Originally published by Popular Mechanics in 1941, this classic manual is a testament to the ingenuity and dedication of American craftsmen. The collected projects, written by various craftsmen, demon…

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Originally published by Popular Mechanics in 1941, this classic manual is a testament to the ingenuity and dedication of American craftsmen. The collected projects, written by various craftsmen, demonstrate how to build a 10-inch thickness planer, a “swing saw” (or cut-off saw), and a hand-built hydraulic press, in addition to drill presses, jigsaws, sanders, bending brakes, band saws, a wood lathe, and many other useful machines. All of these machines are built with simple and highly available materials, and every project is accompanied by the original instructions, illustrations, and measured drawings. In addition, this vintage reprint offers its readers a unique look into a period in American history—when materials and labor were stretched thin, and American craftsmen were forced to “bootstrap” solutions out of the bare essentials available to them.

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