Archaeology: A Brief Introduction, 12th Edition

Archaeology is a jargon-free and accessible introduction to the field which details how archaeologists study the human past in all its fascinating diversity. Now in its twelfth edition, this classic textbook has been updated to reflect the latest research and new findings in the field. Reflecting the global scope of the discipline, the book has a truly international coverage of important discoveries and sites from many corners of the...

Magical Four-patch and Nine-patch Quilts

I was sorry to see this book had such a low review and wanted to add a stronger plus. It was one of the first quilt books I bought and it got me thinking out of the box. I enjoy it and still go back and look through it for ideas. Now that I know Yvonne Porcella's work better, this book does demonstrate a generally more pallid palette of color but it is a good book for a beginner that would like to explore making irregularly patterned...

Imponderables(R): Science

In gathering the most fascinating questions asked about science into a handy Gem format, pop culture guru David Feldman demystifies these and much more in Imponderables®: Science. Providing you with information you can't find in encyclopedias, dictionaries, or almanacs, Science is a fun look at the little things that make life so interesting.

Remodeling On the Money

I bought this book to find out how best to remodel a house to add value. This book definitely tells you that. But it really helped me because it has basic information that is really useful. For instance, I have on order one of the new tankless hot water heaters. Heavens said you need "modulating temperature control" for consistent temperature. I had no idea if the model I ordered had that. Now I can make sure that it does! Heavens is...

Advanced Reading Power: Extensive Reading, Vocabulary Building, Comprehension Skills, Reading Faster

Advanced Reading Power, by Beatrice S. Mikulecky and Linda Jeffries, is a student-centered reading skills textbook based on a cognitive skills approach. Its four key sections, designed to be used concurrently, help advanced students master reading skills needed for academic success: - Extensive Reading helps students to build reading fluency, increase comprehension, and broaden vocabulary. - Vocabulary Building includes numerous stra...

Make: mBot for Makers: Conceive, Construct, and Code Your Own Robots at Home or in the Classroom

"mBot for Makers" solves a big problem for new users of the mBot Arduino educational robot kit. The book provides an organized starting point with plenty of useful how-to information. This is a well-organized and solidly illustrated guide for how to get started creating, coding and customizing mBot robots and using them to carry sensors, participate in games, measure soil moisture, or perform other tasks. For the first third of the b...

Motorcycle Basics Techbook, 2nd edition

Good book good reference. Shop manuals are great for how to do repairs but understanding how the part work with each other is how you trouble shoot problems and this has helped me understand how different motorcycle systems work.This is not very useful for specific repairs but a good way to learn how systems work and work with each other so is a great way to learn how to trouble shoot.

Zero to Maker: A Beginner's Guide to the Skills, Tools, and Ideas of the Maker Movement

It starts with the author’s story of looking for buried treasure in a cave filled with water using a remote operated vehicle ROV, a mini sub of submarine. I’ve never heard of Makers till this book. It’s a great introduction. Wow, I’m impressed and immediately looked for the closest events. It’s much more than just making things, DIY. It’s more of community, or a DIT, Do it Together. Learning self sufficiency is the drive for some tha...

Palmento: A Sicilian Wine Odyssey (At Table)

Being of Sicilian parentage and having been through all of Italy a number of times EXCEPT Sicily, this book convinced me that I have to get there soon. It's true. If you're of Sicilian parentage, when asked what your nationality is, what emits from your mouth is "Sicilian" rather than "Italian". Then you correct yourself, maybe. I'm also a veteran of the high end wine industry and Camuto got me interested enough to have brought up th...