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My Story

For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime.
On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life.
Now for the first time, in her memoir, MY STORY, she tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served.
In the nine years after her rescue, Smart transformed from victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire and foster change. She has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children and is a frequent public speaker. In 2012, she married Matthew Gilmour, whom she met doing mission work in Paris for her church, in a fairy tale wedding that made the cover of *People* magazine.

For the first time, ten years after her abduction from her Salt Lake City bedroom, Elizabeth Smart reveals how she survived and the secret to forging a new life in the wake of a brutal crime.
On June 5, 2002, fourteen-year-old Elizabeth Smart, the daughter of a close-knit Mormon family, was taken from her home in the middle of the night by religious fanatic, Brian David Mitchell and his wife, Wanda Barzee. She was kept chained, dressed in disguise, repeatedly raped, and told she and her family would be killed if she tried to escape. After her rescue on March 12, 2003, she rejoined her family and worked to pick up the pieces of her life.
Now for the first time, in her memoir, MY STORY, she tells of the constant fear she endured every hour, her courageous determination to maintain hope, and how she devised a plan to manipulate her captors and convinced them to return to Utah, where she was rescued minutes after arriving. Smart explains how her faith helped her stay sane in the midst of a nightmare and how she found the strength to confront her captors at their trial and see that justice was served.
In the nine years after her rescue, Smart transformed from victim to advocate, traveling the country and working to educate, inspire and foster change. She has created a foundation to help prevent crimes against children and is a frequent public speaker. In 2012, she married Matthew Gilmour, whom she met doing mission work in Paris for her church, in a fairy tale wedding that made the cover of *People* magazine.

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My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

**An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today**
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Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking *From Beirut to Jerusalem* has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as *My Promised Land*. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension.

We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country.

As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, *My Promised Land* asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, *My Promised Land* uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape.
**WINNER OF THE NATAN BOOK AWARD**

**An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today**
****
Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking *From Beirut to Jerusalem* has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as *My Promised Land*. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension.

We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country.

As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, *My Promised Land* asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, *My Promised Land* uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape.
**WINNER OF THE NATAN BOOK AWARD**

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My Calendar Men Boxed Set

Soldiers, shifters, and all American men oh my! For the first time in box set, My Calendar Men by Dahlia Rose. This box set contains her entire twelve-month series from the sexy Mr. January to Holidays With You for Mr. December. Some of these shorts are the stories of her soldier shifters in the Army Beast unit and the steamy foursome of Marines of May. Get comfortable and break open this box set, a sizzling read is at your fingertips.

Soldiers, shifters, and all American men oh my! For the first time in box set, My Calendar Men by Dahlia Rose. This box set contains her entire twelve-month series from the sexy Mr. January to Holidays With You for Mr. December. Some of these shorts are the stories of her soldier shifters in the Army Beast unit and the steamy foursome of Marines of May. Get comfortable and break open this box set, a sizzling read is at your fingertips.

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The Monuments Men

Traces the lesser-known effort by an Allied division to find and secure European art that had been looted by the Nazis, outlining the dramatic story of how they risked their lives and raced against time with limited supplies and scraps of information, sometimes obtained from colorful sources. **Simultaneous.**
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Traces the lesser-known effort by an Allied division to find and secure European art that had been looted by the Nazis, outlining the dramatic story of how they risked their lives and raced against time with limited supplies and scraps of information, sometimes obtained from colorful sources. **Simultaneous.**
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Monster Book of Manga Drawing

It’s the most mammoth book of manga drawing EVER!

If there’s one key to drawing manga, it’s GO BIG–starting with this humongous book of step-by-step instruction and inspiration.

Compiled from nearly 10 years of best-selling books by David Okum, these pages are teeming with the most popular characters–ninjas, wizards, cyberpunk kids, space pirates, evil queens, mindless goons and more–all broken down into easy-to-follow steps, from pencil sketch to full-color renderings. Throughout, you’ll find expert advice on rendering dynamic poses, expressions, weapons, clothing, cool modes of transportation and more. Hero or villain, chibi or giant, mecha or mega-cute…you’ll learn how to draw them all manga-style. Simply add your one-of-a-kind twist, and POW! There’s no stopping you!

150 step-by-step demos make it easy to learn by doing!

* 30+ memorable superheroes and the villains that make their lives difficult

* 30+ terrific monsters–killer robots, zombies, mutant cyborgs, vampires and the like

* 30+ varieties of fantasy characters, including goblins, elves, witches and skeleton warriors

* Sidekicks, thugs and other supporting characters to round out your cast

* PLUS a whole chapter of wicked-cool martial arts moves for action-filled fight scenes!

Join the LEGIONS of budding artists who have learned to draw with David Okum!

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It’s the most mammoth book of manga drawing EVER!

If there’s one key to drawing manga, it’s GO BIG–starting with this humongous book of step-by-step instruction and inspiration.

Compiled from nearly 10 years of best-selling books by David Okum, these pages are teeming with the most popular characters–ninjas, wizards, cyberpunk kids, space pirates, evil queens, mindless goons and more–all broken down into easy-to-follow steps, from pencil sketch to full-color renderings. Throughout, you’ll find expert advice on rendering dynamic poses, expressions, weapons, clothing, cool modes of transportation and more. Hero or villain, chibi or giant, mecha or mega-cute…you’ll learn how to draw them all manga-style. Simply add your one-of-a-kind twist, and POW! There’s no stopping you!

150 step-by-step demos make it easy to learn by doing!

* 30+ memorable superheroes and the villains that make their lives difficult

* 30+ terrific monsters–killer robots, zombies, mutant cyborgs, vampires and the like

* 30+ varieties of fantasy characters, including goblins, elves, witches and skeleton warriors

* Sidekicks, thugs and other supporting characters to round out your cast

* PLUS a whole chapter of wicked-cool martial arts moves for action-filled fight scenes!

Join the LEGIONS of budding artists who have learned to draw with David Okum!

(source: Bol.com)

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Meet Me in the Middle

Fool me three times…
Dale Ramsey is looking forward to his twenty-year high school reunion except for one small problem. Adam O’Connor, his old friend—and old flame.
Twice before, Adam has disappeared from Dale’s life. Once after a graduation night fling, and again after a hot reunion years later. When Adam resurfaces this time, single and on the verge of retiring from the Navy, Dale wonders if he’ll want to mend fences…and maybe tear up some sheets.
The spark between them is alive and well, but Dale resists. After all, Adam only seems to come around when his life is in flux, and Dale is through being a placeholder until something better comes along. He wants his friend back, but not if he’ll be deserted a third time.
Inevitably, though, their attempts to rekindle their friendship wind up igniting something much hotter, and stirring up emotions too strong to ignore. Making Dale wonder if he should put his heart on the line…or if this time he should be the one to walk away.
Warning: Let’s face it, Dale’s been sitting quietly (well, kind of) on the sidelines since The Distance Between Us, and he waited patiently through The Closer You Get. Dude is seriously ready for some scorching-hot action, so keep a fire extinguisher and some ice handy. These boys are gonna need it…

Fool me three times…
Dale Ramsey is looking forward to his twenty-year high school reunion except for one small problem. Adam O’Connor, his old friend—and old flame.
Twice before, Adam has disappeared from Dale’s life. Once after a graduation night fling, and again after a hot reunion years later. When Adam resurfaces this time, single and on the verge of retiring from the Navy, Dale wonders if he’ll want to mend fences…and maybe tear up some sheets.
The spark between them is alive and well, but Dale resists. After all, Adam only seems to come around when his life is in flux, and Dale is through being a placeholder until something better comes along. He wants his friend back, but not if he’ll be deserted a third time.
Inevitably, though, their attempts to rekindle their friendship wind up igniting something much hotter, and stirring up emotions too strong to ignore. Making Dale wonder if he should put his heart on the line…or if this time he should be the one to walk away.
Warning: Let’s face it, Dale’s been sitting quietly (well, kind of) on the sidelines since The Distance Between Us, and he waited patiently through The Closer You Get. Dude is seriously ready for some scorching-hot action, so keep a fire extinguisher and some ice handy. These boys are gonna need it…

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Masters of Sex

Now a New Showtime Original SeriesShowtime’s dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Before Sex and the City and ViagraTM, America relied on Masters and Johnson to teach us everything we needed to know about what goes on in the bedroom. Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate, the pair were the nation’s top experts on love and intimacy. Highlighting interviews with the notoriously private Masters and the ambitious Johnson, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier shows how this unusual team changed the way we all thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex while they simultaneously tried to make sense of their own relationship. Entertaining, revealing, and beautifully told, Masters of Sex sheds light on the eternal mysteries of desire, intimacy, and the American psyche.

Now a New Showtime Original SeriesShowtime’s dramatic series Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, is based on this real-life story of sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Before Sex and the City and ViagraTM, America relied on Masters and Johnson to teach us everything we needed to know about what goes on in the bedroom. Convincing hundreds of men and women to shed their clothes and copulate, the pair were the nation’s top experts on love and intimacy. Highlighting interviews with the notoriously private Masters and the ambitious Johnson, critically acclaimed biographer Thomas Maier shows how this unusual team changed the way we all thought about, talked about, and engaged in sex while they simultaneously tried to make sense of their own relationship. Entertaining, revealing, and beautifully told, Masters of Sex sheds light on the eternal mysteries of desire, intimacy, and the American psyche.

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Mastering Manga 2: Level Up With Mark Crilley

Level UP and master more manga with YouTube’s most popular art instructor, Mark Crilley! It’s here!
The highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling *Mastering Manga* provides everything you need, regardless of your skill-level, to learn how to draw manga like a pro.
Graphic novelist and YouTube’s most popular art instructor Mark Crilley is back to lead you on your artistic journey. No matter what your experience, *Mastering Manga 2* will have you creating manga in no time. You’ll master the basics of facial and body proportions as your drawing skills increase to the next level. Clear and easy step-by-step instruction will walk you through the mechanics of how to draw manga. You’ll learn to create characters in diverse settings and scenes, as well as a variety of styles. Lessons on background and perspective will help you pull it all together into a full manga story panel.
More than 30 step-by-step demonstrations!
**Proportion.** Learn to draw all types of bodies, faces, ages and ethnicities in profile, from behind, and more, including how to turn a full-sized character into an adorable chibi.
**Clothing and body language.** Reveal your character’s personality through hairstyles, expressions, clothing styles and accessories.
**Useful poses.** Tweak 16 classic manga poses to make them your own, or follow along with specific step-by-step demonstrations on drawing characters sitting, fighting, kissing and more.
**Environments.** Create all types of habitats and moods using forest elements, rain, and the effects of water and weather.
**Anatomy of a manga panel.** Learn how to choose the correct composition, background, depth and balance to create the most effective panel layout for your story.
Grab a pencil and learn all the secrets needed to bring your manga story to life!

Level UP and master more manga with YouTube’s most popular art instructor, Mark Crilley! It’s here!
The highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling *Mastering Manga* provides everything you need, regardless of your skill-level, to learn how to draw manga like a pro.
Graphic novelist and YouTube’s most popular art instructor Mark Crilley is back to lead you on your artistic journey. No matter what your experience, *Mastering Manga 2* will have you creating manga in no time. You’ll master the basics of facial and body proportions as your drawing skills increase to the next level. Clear and easy step-by-step instruction will walk you through the mechanics of how to draw manga. You’ll learn to create characters in diverse settings and scenes, as well as a variety of styles. Lessons on background and perspective will help you pull it all together into a full manga story panel.
More than 30 step-by-step demonstrations!
**Proportion.** Learn to draw all types of bodies, faces, ages and ethnicities in profile, from behind, and more, including how to turn a full-sized character into an adorable chibi.
**Clothing and body language.** Reveal your character’s personality through hairstyles, expressions, clothing styles and accessories.
**Useful poses.** Tweak 16 classic manga poses to make them your own, or follow along with specific step-by-step demonstrations on drawing characters sitting, fighting, kissing and more.
**Environments.** Create all types of habitats and moods using forest elements, rain, and the effects of water and weather.
**Anatomy of a manga panel.** Learn how to choose the correct composition, background, depth and balance to create the most effective panel layout for your story.
Grab a pencil and learn all the secrets needed to bring your manga story to life!

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A Marrying Man

**Sequel to [A Betting Man](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17827391.A_Betting_Man “A Betting Man”)**
It’s been almost a year since a disastrous bet dropped Blaine McKlintock and his best friend, Kent Samson in hot water. Now, Kent is getting ready to propose to Terry Barron. Blaine couldn’t be happier for his best friend, but when Kent asks Blaine to plan the wedding, Blaine is thrown for a loop, especially when Kent drops another bomb. Spencer Cassidy will be helping. Blaine remembers Spencer very well, but the former Wall Street force doesn’t seem to remember him. Blaine’s changed a lot since the bet, but will Spencer see it too?

**Sequel to [A Betting Man](https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17827391.A_Betting_Man “A Betting Man”)**
It’s been almost a year since a disastrous bet dropped Blaine McKlintock and his best friend, Kent Samson in hot water. Now, Kent is getting ready to propose to Terry Barron. Blaine couldn’t be happier for his best friend, but when Kent asks Blaine to plan the wedding, Blaine is thrown for a loop, especially when Kent drops another bomb. Spencer Cassidy will be helping. Blaine remembers Spencer very well, but the former Wall Street force doesn’t seem to remember him. Blaine’s changed a lot since the bet, but will Spencer see it too?

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The Married Kama Sutra

An illustrated “sequel” to the famous Kama Sutra: a humorous guide to the positions of married life.For centuries, lovers have found inspiration and advice in the ancient text of the Kama Sutra. Now, Simon Rich–“one of the funniest writers in America” (The Daily Beast)–and Farley Katz have unearthed a valuable new document–a guide to the positions most common after marriage. From “the interrupted congress” to “the beaching of the whales,” here are the poses, positions, and games married lovers play to keep the spark alive–and the dishwasher properly loaded. Complete with four-color, full-page illustrations in the style of the original Kama Sutra, but with modern, domestic accoutrements: dirty diapers, TV remotes, and wine glasses aplenty.

An illustrated “sequel” to the famous Kama Sutra: a humorous guide to the positions of married life.For centuries, lovers have found inspiration and advice in the ancient text of the Kama Sutra. Now, Simon Rich–“one of the funniest writers in America” (The Daily Beast)–and Farley Katz have unearthed a valuable new document–a guide to the positions most common after marriage. From “the interrupted congress” to “the beaching of the whales,” here are the poses, positions, and games married lovers play to keep the spark alive–and the dishwasher properly loaded. Complete with four-color, full-page illustrations in the style of the original Kama Sutra, but with modern, domestic accoutrements: dirty diapers, TV remotes, and wine glasses aplenty.

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The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica

A collection of 48 original, sensual and provocative sexual adventures, the twelfth volume of *The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica* offers the very best new work of both deservedly well-known names and up-and-coming talents, including Peggy Munson, for the first time; Elissa Wald; French author Emma Becker; award-winning SF writer Kij Johnson; an acclaimed crime author writing as Pat McStone; San Francisco photographer Charles Gatewood; and newcomer I. J. Miller.
Here you will find an exciting diversity of erotic writing which explores the full breadth of human emotional, sensual and sexual experience – vanilla is emphatically not the only flavour – in stories which are by turns intriguing, shocking, fascinating and enchanting. Other contributors include Michael Hemmingson, Victoria Janssen, Ashley Lister and Kristina Lloyd.
‘Contract between Czarina and her Submissive Anais’ by Gala Fur and Veronique Bergen
‘The Horniest Girl in San Francisco’ by Charles Gatewood
‘Spar’ by Kij Johnson
‘Whore’ by D. L. King
‘The Blood Moon Kiss’ by Mitzi Szereto
‘Stella’ by Saskia Walker
And many more . . .

A collection of 48 original, sensual and provocative sexual adventures, the twelfth volume of *The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica* offers the very best new work of both deservedly well-known names and up-and-coming talents, including Peggy Munson, for the first time; Elissa Wald; French author Emma Becker; award-winning SF writer Kij Johnson; an acclaimed crime author writing as Pat McStone; San Francisco photographer Charles Gatewood; and newcomer I. J. Miller.
Here you will find an exciting diversity of erotic writing which explores the full breadth of human emotional, sensual and sexual experience – vanilla is emphatically not the only flavour – in stories which are by turns intriguing, shocking, fascinating and enchanting. Other contributors include Michael Hemmingson, Victoria Janssen, Ashley Lister and Kristina Lloyd.
‘Contract between Czarina and her Submissive Anais’ by Gala Fur and Veronique Bergen
‘The Horniest Girl in San Francisco’ by Charles Gatewood
‘Spar’ by Kij Johnson
‘Whore’ by D. L. King
‘The Blood Moon Kiss’ by Mitzi Szereto
‘Stella’ by Saskia Walker
And many more . . .

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The Making of the Middle Sea

A masterpiece of archaeological and historical writing, ‘The Making of the Middle Sea’ is extensively illustrated and ranges across disciplines, subject matter and chronology from early humans to the rise of civilizations – Egyptian, Minoan, Mycenaean, Phoenician, Etruscan, early Greek and pan-Mediterranean. It is the only up-to-date, full, interpretive synthesis on the rise of the Mediterranean world from its beginnings to the threshold of Classical times. The author is Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. ‘… offers us a Mediterranean like nothing we have seen before, in vivid and commanding prose that sweeps majestically across time and space while providing a stunning granularity of detail’ – Daniel Lord Smail, Harvard University

A masterpiece of archaeological and historical writing, ‘The Making of the Middle Sea’ is extensively illustrated and ranges across disciplines, subject matter and chronology from early humans to the rise of civilizations – Egyptian, Minoan, Mycenaean, Phoenician, Etruscan, early Greek and pan-Mediterranean. It is the only up-to-date, full, interpretive synthesis on the rise of the Mediterranean world from its beginnings to the threshold of Classical times. The author is Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. ‘… offers us a Mediterranean like nothing we have seen before, in vivid and commanding prose that sweeps majestically across time and space while providing a stunning granularity of detail’ – Daniel Lord Smail, Harvard University

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Making Better Buildings

From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods – entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is no single resource that allows an owner or builder to quickly and objectively compare the merits of each system for their particular project.Making Better Buildings cuts through the hype and provides the unvarnished facts about the upsides and downsides of the most widely discussed materials and technologies. Drawing on the real-world experiences of designer/builders, this comparative guide systematically and comprehensively examines each approach in terms of: Cost, sourcing, labor intensity, and ease of construction Energy efficiency, embodied energy, and environmental impacts Availability/accessibility Viable applications and future potential.Each chapter is rounded out by a chart which summarizes the material in a quick and accessible manner.Whether you are an owner preparing to build a green or natural home, or a conventional contractor determined to integrate sustainable alternatives into your existing construction practices, this up-to-the minute resource will help you make the best decisions for your project, while meeting your energy, efficiency, budgetary, and site-specific needs.Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative, sustainable buildings in North America, including the first off-grid, straw bale home in Ontario which became a fifteen-year research project into the implementation of sustainable building materials and technologies. He created the Sustainable Building Design and Construction program at Fleming College in 2005, and together with Jen Feigin founded and directs the Endeavour Centre for Innovative Building and Living. Chris is the author of 3 previous books on sustainable building including Straw Bale Details and More Straw Bale Building.
**Recensie(s)**

Making Better Buildings is essential reading for home builders, owner-builders, or anyone interested in hiring a contractor to build their green dream home. This book is full of useful, up-to-date, cutting edge information and is amazingly thorough and easy to read. It will help readers make the best decisions possible regarding energy efficiency, cost, durability, health, embodied energy, labor requirements, and so on. Quite possibly the most valuable book ever published on green building! —Dan Chiras, Ph.D., director, The Evergreen Institute and author, The Natural House, The New Ecological Home and The Solar House Comparing contemporary building technologies based on criteria such as embodied energy or energy efficiency is a huge job — a job that holds most contractors and owner-builders back from making informed choices. Chris Magwood has saved us all thousands of research hours with Making Better Buildings. This book is not only a tool for the builders of today, but is a marvelous textbook for the young, emerging building professionals of tomorrow. —Emily Niehaus, Founding Director of Community Rebuilds At last: clarity! There are more and more people all over the world who are discovering the joy and satisfaction of building for themselves with natural materials. Very few, however, are also able to teach, communicate and inspire those around them. Of that precious few, Chris Magwood is at the top of the list; his delight and mastery of the subject hums in every page. Whether you want a broad overview, or access to high-quality, practical information on specific subjects, this is the book for you. —Bruce King, PE, Director, Ecological Building Network If you’re drilling deep into sustainable building and want more than superficial details, let Chris Magwood be your guide. Making Better Buildings will help builders and homeowners quantify the green building process, and better understand the impact of their decisions. —Scott Gibson, Green Building Advisor Chris Magwood’s new book is exciting news for builders and homeowners everywhere! This includes people who haven’t even heard yet of the ideas that Chris lays out with such accessible knowledge and clarity. As one of the most knowledgeable and experienced ecological builders in North America, practicality and efficiency is one of his prime concerns. As one of the leading natural builders in the world, his affordable ideas are offered for all scales, within his broad and creative vision. —Mark Lakeman, Communitecture Architecture & Planning, and cofounder, The City Repair Project, Portland, OR Based on Chris Magwood’s considerable experience of sustainable buildings systems, this book provides invaluable guidance for builders, designers and those thinking of building their own home. Stripping away the hype, the book provides a rational and balanced assessment of alternative options for the major components of a building. It is particularly valuable since it includes a wide range of criteria such as cost, durability, code compliance and labour intensiveness together with environmental criteria, which make it a highly useful decision support tool for many sustainable building projects. Also, we are encouraged to get beyond the bickering about different systems at the � micro level and to focus on the bigger picture, � macro issues, when choosing building components and systems which will lead to significant change. —Professor Mark Gorgolewski, Ryerson University Making Better Buildings belongs in the library of every designer or builder in the green building business and should be read by every owner planning a new home. This is not simply green building — this is the future of construction! Chris Magwood has clearly described the pros and cons of the most viable natural building techniques and places them in context to create a tool that is timeless. All of the systems reviewed have the promise of significantly reducing the environmental footprint of construction. —Jeff Ruppert, P.E., structural and civil engineer, and publisher, The Last Straw Journal Ever wondered about the many shades of green in Green Building?The book you hold in your hand not only walks you through the vast array of techniques, written by one of the worlds most experienced green builders and educators, it also provides you with all the information necessary to compose the shade of green which suits you best. The information gathered here about issues such as techniques, embodied energy, health aspects are unique in the world, and is guaranteed to make this book the leading reference book for environmentally concerned building planners for years to come. Excellent work. —Max Vittrup Jensen, consultant, and director, PermaLot Centre of Natural Building We’re often asked to recommend books to guide people along the path to building their own natural home. The list of books is quite short, but with Making Better Buildings it just got one important book longer. —Oliver Swann, naturalhomes.org This book is a must read for anyone trying to demystify the myriad of green building options. Chris Magwood packs this book with scientific data plus his unique hands-on experience. The result will leave every reader with a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges for a variety of super eco-friendly building methods. —Sigi Koko, natural builder, and founder, Down to Earth Design Making Better Buildings is essential reading for home builders, owner-builders, or anyone interested in hiring a contractor to build their green dream home. This book is full of useful, up-to-date, cutting edge information and is amazingly thorough and easy to read. It will help readers make the best decisions possible regarding energy efficiency, cost, durability, health, embodied energy, labor requirements, and so on. Quite possibly the most valuable book ever published on green building! —Dan Chiras, Ph.D., director, The Evergreen Institute and author, The Natural House, The New Ecological Home and The Solar House Comparing contemporary building technologies based on criteria such as embodied energy or energy efficiency is a huge job — a job that holds most contractors and owner-builders back from making informed choices. Chris Magwood has saved us all thousands of research hours with Making Better Buildings. This book is not only a tool for the builders of today, but is a marvelous textbook for the young, emerging building professionals of tomorrow. —Emily Niehaus, Founding Director of Community Rebuilds At last: clarity! There are more and more people all over the world who are discovering the joy and satisfaction of building for themselves with natural materials. Very few, however, are also able to teach, communicate and inspire those around them. Of that precious few, Chris Magwood is at the top of the list; his delight and mastery of the subject hums in every page. Whether you want a broad overview, or access to high-quality, practical information on specific subjects, this is the book for you. —Bruce King, PE, Director, Ecological Building Network If you’re drilling deep into sustainable building and want more than superficial details, let Chris Magwood be your guide. Making Better Buildings will help builders and homeowners quantify the green building process, and better understand the impact of their decisions. —Scott Gibson, Green Building Advisor Chris Magwood’s new book is exciting news for builders and homeowners everywhere! This includes people who haven’t even heard yet of the ideas that Chris lays out with such accessible knowledge and clarity. As one of the most knowledgeable and experienced ecological builders in North America, practicality and efficiency is one of his prime concerns. As one of the leading natural builders in the world, his affordable ideas are offered for all scales, within his broad and creative vision. —Mark Lakeman, Communitecture Architecture & Planning, and cofounder, The City Repair Project, Portland, OR Based on Chris Magwood’s considerable experience of sustainable buildings systems, this book provides invaluable guidance for builders, designers and those thinking of building their own home. Stripping away the hype, the book provides a rational and balanced assessment of alternative options for the major components of a building. It is particularly valuable since it includes a wide range of criteria such as cost, durability, code compliance and labour intensiveness together with environmental criteria, which make it a highly useful decision support tool for many sustainable building projects. Also, we are encouraged to get beyond the bickering about different systems at the micro level and to focus on the bigger picture, macro issues, when choosing building components and systems which will lead to significant change. —Professor Mark Gorgolewski, Ryerson University Making Better Buildings belongs in the library of every designer or builder in the green building business and should be read by every owner planning a new home. This is not simply green building — this is the future of construction! Chris Magwood has clearly described the pros and cons of the most viable natural building techniques and places them in context to create a tool that is timeless. All of the systems reviewed have the promise of significantly reducing the environmental footprint of construction. —Jeff Ruppert, P.E., structural and civil engineer, and publisher, The Last Straw Journal Ever wondered about the many shades of green in Green Building? The book you hold in your hand not only walks you through the vast array of techniques, written by one of the worlds most experienced green builders and educators, it also provides you with all the information necessary to compose the shade of green which suits you best. The information gathered here about issues such as techniques, embodied energy, health aspects are unique in the world, and is guaranteed to make this book the leading reference book for environmentally concerned building planners for years to come. Excellent work. —Max Vittrup Jensen, consultant, and director, PermaLot Centre of Natural Building We’re often asked to recommend books to guide people along the path to building their own natural home. The list of books is quite short, but with Making Better Buildings it just got one important book longer. —Oliver Swann, naturalhomes.org This book is a must read for anyone trying to demystify the myriad of green building options. Chris Magwood packs this book with scientific data plus his unique hands-on experience. The result will leave every reader with a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges for a variety of super eco-friendly building methods. —Sigi Koko, natural builder, and founder, Down to Earth Design
(source: Bol.com)

From foundation to finish, a wealth of information is available on sustainable construction methods – entire volumes have been published on individual green and natural building techniques. But with so many different ideas to choose from, there is no single resource that allows an owner or builder to quickly and objectively compare the merits of each system for their particular project.Making Better Buildings cuts through the hype and provides the unvarnished facts about the upsides and downsides of the most widely discussed materials and technologies. Drawing on the real-world experiences of designer/builders, this comparative guide systematically and comprehensively examines each approach in terms of: Cost, sourcing, labor intensity, and ease of construction Energy efficiency, embodied energy, and environmental impacts Availability/accessibility Viable applications and future potential.Each chapter is rounded out by a chart which summarizes the material in a quick and accessible manner.Whether you are an owner preparing to build a green or natural home, or a conventional contractor determined to integrate sustainable alternatives into your existing construction practices, this up-to-the minute resource will help you make the best decisions for your project, while meeting your energy, efficiency, budgetary, and site-specific needs.Chris Magwood has designed and built some of the most innovative, sustainable buildings in North America, including the first off-grid, straw bale home in Ontario which became a fifteen-year research project into the implementation of sustainable building materials and technologies. He created the Sustainable Building Design and Construction program at Fleming College in 2005, and together with Jen Feigin founded and directs the Endeavour Centre for Innovative Building and Living. Chris is the author of 3 previous books on sustainable building including Straw Bale Details and More Straw Bale Building.
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Making Better Buildings is essential reading for home builders, owner-builders, or anyone interested in hiring a contractor to build their green dream home. This book is full of useful, up-to-date, cutting edge information and is amazingly thorough and easy to read. It will help readers make the best decisions possible regarding energy efficiency, cost, durability, health, embodied energy, labor requirements, and so on. Quite possibly the most valuable book ever published on green building! —Dan Chiras, Ph.D., director, The Evergreen Institute and author, The Natural House, The New Ecological Home and The Solar House Comparing contemporary building technologies based on criteria such as embodied energy or energy efficiency is a huge job — a job that holds most contractors and owner-builders back from making informed choices. Chris Magwood has saved us all thousands of research hours with Making Better Buildings. This book is not only a tool for the builders of today, but is a marvelous textbook for the young, emerging building professionals of tomorrow. —Emily Niehaus, Founding Director of Community Rebuilds At last: clarity! There are more and more people all over the world who are discovering the joy and satisfaction of building for themselves with natural materials. Very few, however, are also able to teach, communicate and inspire those around them. Of that precious few, Chris Magwood is at the top of the list; his delight and mastery of the subject hums in every page. Whether you want a broad overview, or access to high-quality, practical information on specific subjects, this is the book for you. —Bruce King, PE, Director, Ecological Building Network If you’re drilling deep into sustainable building and want more than superficial details, let Chris Magwood be your guide. Making Better Buildings will help builders and homeowners quantify the green building process, and better understand the impact of their decisions. —Scott Gibson, Green Building Advisor Chris Magwood’s new book is exciting news for builders and homeowners everywhere! This includes people who haven’t even heard yet of the ideas that Chris lays out with such accessible knowledge and clarity. As one of the most knowledgeable and experienced ecological builders in North America, practicality and efficiency is one of his prime concerns. As one of the leading natural builders in the world, his affordable ideas are offered for all scales, within his broad and creative vision. —Mark Lakeman, Communitecture Architecture & Planning, and cofounder, The City Repair Project, Portland, OR Based on Chris Magwood’s considerable experience of sustainable buildings systems, this book provides invaluable guidance for builders, designers and those thinking of building their own home. Stripping away the hype, the book provides a rational and balanced assessment of alternative options for the major components of a building. It is particularly valuable since it includes a wide range of criteria such as cost, durability, code compliance and labour intensiveness together with environmental criteria, which make it a highly useful decision support tool for many sustainable building projects. Also, we are encouraged to get beyond the bickering about different systems at the � micro level and to focus on the bigger picture, � macro issues, when choosing building components and systems which will lead to significant change. —Professor Mark Gorgolewski, Ryerson University Making Better Buildings belongs in the library of every designer or builder in the green building business and should be read by every owner planning a new home. This is not simply green building — this is the future of construction! Chris Magwood has clearly described the pros and cons of the most viable natural building techniques and places them in context to create a tool that is timeless. All of the systems reviewed have the promise of significantly reducing the environmental footprint of construction. —Jeff Ruppert, P.E., structural and civil engineer, and publisher, The Last Straw Journal Ever wondered about the many shades of green in Green Building?The book you hold in your hand not only walks you through the vast array of techniques, written by one of the worlds most experienced green builders and educators, it also provides you with all the information necessary to compose the shade of green which suits you best. The information gathered here about issues such as techniques, embodied energy, health aspects are unique in the world, and is guaranteed to make this book the leading reference book for environmentally concerned building planners for years to come. Excellent work. —Max Vittrup Jensen, consultant, and director, PermaLot Centre of Natural Building We’re often asked to recommend books to guide people along the path to building their own natural home. The list of books is quite short, but with Making Better Buildings it just got one important book longer. —Oliver Swann, naturalhomes.org This book is a must read for anyone trying to demystify the myriad of green building options. Chris Magwood packs this book with scientific data plus his unique hands-on experience. The result will leave every reader with a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges for a variety of super eco-friendly building methods. —Sigi Koko, natural builder, and founder, Down to Earth Design Making Better Buildings is essential reading for home builders, owner-builders, or anyone interested in hiring a contractor to build their green dream home. This book is full of useful, up-to-date, cutting edge information and is amazingly thorough and easy to read. It will help readers make the best decisions possible regarding energy efficiency, cost, durability, health, embodied energy, labor requirements, and so on. Quite possibly the most valuable book ever published on green building! —Dan Chiras, Ph.D., director, The Evergreen Institute and author, The Natural House, The New Ecological Home and The Solar House Comparing contemporary building technologies based on criteria such as embodied energy or energy efficiency is a huge job — a job that holds most contractors and owner-builders back from making informed choices. Chris Magwood has saved us all thousands of research hours with Making Better Buildings. This book is not only a tool for the builders of today, but is a marvelous textbook for the young, emerging building professionals of tomorrow. —Emily Niehaus, Founding Director of Community Rebuilds At last: clarity! There are more and more people all over the world who are discovering the joy and satisfaction of building for themselves with natural materials. Very few, however, are also able to teach, communicate and inspire those around them. Of that precious few, Chris Magwood is at the top of the list; his delight and mastery of the subject hums in every page. Whether you want a broad overview, or access to high-quality, practical information on specific subjects, this is the book for you. —Bruce King, PE, Director, Ecological Building Network If you’re drilling deep into sustainable building and want more than superficial details, let Chris Magwood be your guide. Making Better Buildings will help builders and homeowners quantify the green building process, and better understand the impact of their decisions. —Scott Gibson, Green Building Advisor Chris Magwood’s new book is exciting news for builders and homeowners everywhere! This includes people who haven’t even heard yet of the ideas that Chris lays out with such accessible knowledge and clarity. As one of the most knowledgeable and experienced ecological builders in North America, practicality and efficiency is one of his prime concerns. As one of the leading natural builders in the world, his affordable ideas are offered for all scales, within his broad and creative vision. —Mark Lakeman, Communitecture Architecture & Planning, and cofounder, The City Repair Project, Portland, OR Based on Chris Magwood’s considerable experience of sustainable buildings systems, this book provides invaluable guidance for builders, designers and those thinking of building their own home. Stripping away the hype, the book provides a rational and balanced assessment of alternative options for the major components of a building. It is particularly valuable since it includes a wide range of criteria such as cost, durability, code compliance and labour intensiveness together with environmental criteria, which make it a highly useful decision support tool for many sustainable building projects. Also, we are encouraged to get beyond the bickering about different systems at the micro level and to focus on the bigger picture, macro issues, when choosing building components and systems which will lead to significant change. —Professor Mark Gorgolewski, Ryerson University Making Better Buildings belongs in the library of every designer or builder in the green building business and should be read by every owner planning a new home. This is not simply green building — this is the future of construction! Chris Magwood has clearly described the pros and cons of the most viable natural building techniques and places them in context to create a tool that is timeless. All of the systems reviewed have the promise of significantly reducing the environmental footprint of construction. —Jeff Ruppert, P.E., structural and civil engineer, and publisher, The Last Straw Journal Ever wondered about the many shades of green in Green Building? The book you hold in your hand not only walks you through the vast array of techniques, written by one of the worlds most experienced green builders and educators, it also provides you with all the information necessary to compose the shade of green which suits you best. The information gathered here about issues such as techniques, embodied energy, health aspects are unique in the world, and is guaranteed to make this book the leading reference book for environmentally concerned building planners for years to come. Excellent work. —Max Vittrup Jensen, consultant, and director, PermaLot Centre of Natural Building We’re often asked to recommend books to guide people along the path to building their own natural home. The list of books is quite short, but with Making Better Buildings it just got one important book longer. —Oliver Swann, naturalhomes.org This book is a must read for anyone trying to demystify the myriad of green building options. Chris Magwood packs this book with scientific data plus his unique hands-on experience. The result will leave every reader with a clear understanding of the benefits and challenges for a variety of super eco-friendly building methods. —Sigi Koko, natural builder, and founder, Down to Earth Design
(source: Bol.com)

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**Updated for the latest LPIC-1 Exams 101 and 102**
The LPIC-1 certification measures your understanding of the Linux Kernel. As the Linux server market continues to grow, so does the demand for certified Linux administrators. Prepare for the latest versions of the LPIC-1 exams 101 and 102 with the new edition of this detailed Study Guide. This practical book covers key Linux administration topics and all exam objectives and includes real-world examples and review questions to help you practice your skills. In addition, you’ll gain access to a full set of online study tools, including bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and more.
* Prepares candidates to take the Linux Professional Institute exams 101 and 102 and achieve their LPIC-1 certification
* Covers all exam objectives and features expanded coverage on key topics in the exam
* Includes real-world scenarios, and challenging review questions
* Gives you online access to bonus practice exams, electronic flashcards, and a searchable glossary
* Topics include system architecture, installation, GNU and Unix commands, Linux filesystems, essential system services, networking fundamentals, security, and more
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A small computer tracking spell will find Hannah – but can Witch Central save her?
This is the seventh and final book in the bestselling *A Modern Witch* series, but have no fear – your favorite characters will be back in September with the launch of the *Witch Central* series. Lots of witchy love, laughter, and tears yet to come :).

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