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HOLISTIC ORCHARD: TREES FRUITS & BERRIES THE BIOLOGICAL WAY

HOLISTIC ORCHARD: TREES FRUITS & BERRIES THE BIOLOGICAL WAY

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Winner of the American Horticulture Society Book Award

Phillip's first-hand knowledge anchors this innovative and highly readable book in practical wisdom that both beginner and long-time fruit growers will find invaluable.--Toby Hemenway, author of Gaia's Garden

Many people want to grow fruit on a small scale but lack the insight to be successful orchardists. As The Holistic Orchard illustrates, growing tree fruits and berries is something virtually anyone can do. A holistic grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature.

The Holistic Orchard demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the orchard ecosystem, focusing on:

  • Orchard design
  • Soil biology
  • Organic health management
  • Grafting
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Choosing the right varieties for your climate
  • Includes a step-by-step instructional calendar to guide growers through the entire orchard year!

    Fruit profiles include:

  • pome fruits (apples, pears, asian pears, quinces)
  • stone fruits (cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums)
  • berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, currants, and elderberries)
  • Phillips completely changed the conversation about healthy orcharding with his first bestselling book, The Apple Grower, and now he takes that dialogue even further by exploring:

  • The connections between home orcharding and permaculture
  • The importance of native pollinators
  • Plantings with shade-tolerant berry bushes and other insectary plants
  • Information on cover crops and biodiversity
  • Safe, homegrown solutions to pest and disease challenges
  • All along the way, Phillips' expertise and enthusiasm for healthy growing shines through, as does his ability to put the usual horticultural facts into an integrated ecology perspective. With The Holistic Orchard in your hand you have every reason in the world to confidently plant that very first--or next--fruit tree!

    INVEST ELEC POWER TECH/ITEM# 583758

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    JIG & FIXTURE DESIGN (W/OUT SOLIDWORKS 2007 DOWNLOAD CAR (P)

    JIG & FIXTURE DESIGN (W/OUT SOLIDWORKS 2007 DOWNLOAD CAR (P)

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    By emphasizing similarities among types and styles, Jig and Fixture Design, 5E speeds readers to a complete understanding of the why's and how's of designing and building a variety of different workholders for manufacturing. From simple template and plate-type jigs to complex channel and box-type tooling, this newly revised edition features more than 500 illustrations of tools and applications to spur readers to success. All-new sections on assembly tools, handling tools, and catalog reading enable readers to develop important skills. Specific examples of various jigs and commercially available fixtures also appear to guide readers in developing their understanding of how design principles, as well as the latest design and manufacturing technologies, are being applied in the construction of jigs and fixtures today. As in past editions, heavy emphasis is placed on the economics of jigs and fixtures, including methods and formulas for use in estimating workholder costs. A solid background in industrial processes, as well as machine shop technology, is assumed.
    LIVING WITH THE EARTH

    LIVING WITH THE EARTH

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    Includes all the bells and whistles you and your students have come to expect

    It's hard to imagine a book more innovative and groundbreaking than Living with the Earth: Concepts in Environmental Health Science, Third Edition. The first edition won the CHOICE award for Outstanding Academic Book and both previous editions became bestsellers in their own right.

    See what's new and updated coverage includes:

  • Emergency preparedness for environmental health practitioners including a discussion on their roles and operations
  • Population dynamics, various cultural philosophies regarding overpopulation, and underpopulation in the developed nations
  • Mechanisms of environmental disease with emphasis on genetic disease and developmental disorders
  • Alternative to chemical pest control
  • Genetic basis of cancer
  • The growing problems of asthma and air pollutants as well as newly emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
  • An exploration of the mechanisms of toxicity, with special reference to the immune system and endocrine disruption
  • Hazardous waste treatment, use, and recycling
  • HACCP and assuring food quality, food safety issues, and Food Quality Protection Act
  • Risk assessment and risk management principles
  • A discussion in the change in directions in regulatory compliance
  • Technical illustrations, charts, graphs, and photographs that improve learning and simplify concepts
  • What's on the Web:

  • Test bank and study questions
  • Microsoft PowerPoint presentation slides in digital format
  • Study guides with detailed notes, color figures, and tables
  • Printable sample questions and answers for each chapter
  • Search tools for online journals and databases covering useful, up-to-date information
  • Incorporates traditional concepts with new, emerging, and controversial issues

    Always on the forefront of new ideas and new technology, the book includes up-to-date topics and information enhanced by Web features that make the book easy to use for professor and students alike.

    MAKERS: HISTORY OF AMERICAN STUDIO CRAFT

    MAKERS: HISTORY OF AMERICAN STUDIO CRAFT

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    Here is the first comprehensive survey of modern craft in the United States. Makers follows the development of studio craft--objects in fiber, clay, glass, wood, and metal--from its roots in nineteenth-century reform movements to the rich diversity of expression at the end of the twentieth century.

    More than four hundred illustrations complement this chronological exploration of the American craft tradition. Keeping as their main focus the objects and the makers, Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf offer a detailed analysis of seminal works and discussions of education, institutional support, and the philosophical underpinnings of craft. In a vivid and accessible narrative, they highlight the value of physical skill, examine craft as a force for moral reform, and consider the role of craft as an aesthetic alternative.

    Exploring craft's relationship to fine arts and design, Koplos and Metcalf foster a critical understanding of the field and help explain craft's place in contemporary culture. Makers will be an indispensable volume for craftspeople, curators, collectors, critics, historians, students, and anyone who is interested in American craft.





    MANUAL OF WOODY LANDSCAPE PLANTS (P)

    MANUAL OF WOODY LANDSCAPE PLANTS (P)

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    Their identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses.

    MEDICINAL HERB GROWER

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    NORTON ANTHOLOGY WORLD MASTERPIECES (CONTINENTAL ED) (P)

    NORTON ANTHOLOGY WORLD MASTERPIECES (CONTINENTAL ED) (P)

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    A selection of Western literature containing only works written originally in the ancient and modern foreign languages.

    PHYSICS FOR SCI & ENG (USED)

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    PRINT READING FOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING TECH (P)

    PRINT READING FOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING TECH (P)

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    This enhanced edition of PRINT READING FOR ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY 3E takes a practical approach to print reading, with fundamental through advanced coverage that demonstrates industry standards essential for pursuing careers in the 21st century. Readers will learn step-by-step how to interpret actual industry prints while building the knowledge and skills that will allow them to read complete sets of working drawings. Realistic examples, illustrations, related tests, and print reading problems are based on real world engineering prints that comply with ANSI, ASME, AWS, and other related standards. Included in this new edition is material on electronic filing, discovery, the duty to prevent spoliation, pertinent rule changes and coverage of the HIPAA standards that facilitates readers' understanding of the importance of these relatively new areas of practice. Thorough updating of the law, changes in rules of procedure, evidence, and ethics standards keeps readers current on changes in the law and practice.