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We Build Our Homes by Laura Knowles

Title We Build Our Homes
Author Laura Knowles
Publisher Words & Pictures
Release Date 2018-10-18
Category
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781910277836
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It's not only humans who can build incredible structures: around the world, mammals, birds, and insects can be found building incredible things. From biggest beaver dams to tinniest caddisfly cases, this beautifully illustrated picture book explores each animal's incredible home and uncover the reasons why they build. Featuring bower birds and weaver birds, gophers and beavers, termites, honey bees, and many more, each amazing animal architect from around the world tells its own 'micro story' about its incredible architectural skills in this delightfully unique wildlife book.

We Build Our Homes by Laura Knowles

Title We Build Our Homes
Author Laura Knowles
Publisher words & pictures
Release Date 2018-10-16
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781910277829
Language English, Spanish, and French
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It’s not only humans who can build incredible structures: around the world, mammals, birds, and insects can be found building incredible things. From big beaver dams to tiny caddisfly cases, this beautifully illustrated picture book explores each animal’s incredible home and uncovers the reasons why they build. Featuring 26 creatures from around the world, each amazing animal architect tells its own "micro story" about its impressive architectural skills in this delightfully unique wildlife book. Among the amazing builders you’ll meet: Ovenbirds, who carry clumps of mud up into the trees to make their nest Darwin’s bark spiders, who build webs stretching out as far as three buses, end-to-end Moles, who use their spade-like paws to dig extensive networks of tunnels with nesting spaces and storerooms where they keep earthworms to snack on later Polar bear mothers, who make their dens under the snow to stay in for five long months, nursing their cubs and eating nothing themselves Through lyrical text and entrancing edge-to-edge illustrations, admire the spectacular ingenuity of these animal architects.

The Homes We Build by Anne Jonas

Title The Homes We Build
Author Anne Jonas
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-08-10
Category
Total Pages 64
ISBN 178627647X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Learn how humans have built dwellings to suit all kinds of habitats. Adapting themselves to all kinds of landscapes and climates, over the centuries humans have used their architectural ingeniousness to build amazing dwellings: find them here, from houses on stilts and igloos to tree houses and skyscrapers. Fully illustrated with clear, engaging artwork and intelligent, simple and original text presented in a clean, appealing design.

Audubon Birdhouse Book by Margaret Barker

Title Audubon Birdhouse Book
Author Margaret Barker
Publisher Voyageur Press
Release Date 2013-11-15
Category Nature
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781627880831
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Produced in association with the National Audubon Society, Audubon Birdhouse Book explains how to build and place safe, species-appropriate bird homes for more than 20 classic North American species, from wrens to raptors. A visit to almost any home or garden center presents birders with numerous cute and colorful contraptions that are sold as bird homes. But the fact is, many of these products provide anything but a safe refuge for your feathered friends. Each of the easy-to-build boxes and shelves within is accompanied by cut lists, specially created line diagrams, and step-by-step photography, making the projects accessible to those with even the most rudimentary woodworking skills. In addition, this practical and beautifully presented guide is packed with color photography and profiles and range maps for the bird species covered—including titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, phoebes, swallows, waterfowl, and even kestrels and owls—to help the reader properly place and maintain the homes to attract birds. And because these projects are the product of years of experience and field-testing, you can be sure you’re getting the best advice regarding proper design, safe construction materials, and correct home placement to mitigate exposure to elements, pests, and predators. Finally, beyond the birdhouses, you’ll find out how you can contribute to the larger birding community and even enhance your birding experience with the aid of new technologies. Build an Audubon-approved home for these species: Bewick’s, Carolina, or House Wren; Prothonotary Warbler; Eastern, Western, or Mountain Bluebird; Ash-throated or Great Crested Flycatcher; Tree Swallow or Violet-green Swallow; Juniper, Oak, Black-crested, or Tufted Titmouse; Barred Owl; Eastern or Western Screech-owl; Barn Owl; Northern Flicker; American Kestrel; Black-capped, Carolina, or Mountain Chickadee; Wood Duck; Hooded Merganser; Purple Martin; Mourning Dove; Barn Swallow; American Robin; House Finch; and Eastern or Say’s Phoebe.

Animal Architects by Julio Antonio Blasco

Title Animal Architects
Author Julio Antonio Blasco
Publisher Laurence King Publishing
Release Date 2015-08-04
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 1780676530
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fantastic, original exploration of how animals build their homes and the fascinating structures they create. From gladiator frogs to chimpanzees, learn about how animals all over the world build their homes. Each spread contains a beautiful, colourful illustration of each animal and its home, plus a unique fold-out information panel, with stats and a simple architectural diagram showcasing the creation of the 'architect'. Look inside chimpanzee nests, beaver dams, termite mounds, stork nests and many more - and get to know the clever animals who build them!

Mudgirls Manifesto by The Mudgirls Natural Building Collective

Title Mudgirls Manifesto
Author The Mudgirls Natural Building Collective
Publisher New Society Publishers
Release Date 2018-06-05
Category Architecture
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781771422659
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Building a Revolution, one handful at a time. In the face of widespread burnout and a world gone crazy, how do we find things to say "yes" to, rather than a resounding "no"? On North America's West Coast, there's a group of rebel women who ten years ago chose to break free from a rigged economic and social system. They didn't take to the streets to lobby banks and governments to change their ways - they didn't have time for that. They had babies to feed and house. They reckoned that if nobody else was going to change the rules to support basic human needs and respect the biosphere, then we are all free to make our own rules. They chose action. They decided to teach themselves how to build houses using the most abundant material on earth - mud. They'd learn by building, gathering skills and allies. They'd have fun, sharing whatever they learned with whoever wanted to come along for the ride. The Mudgirls revolution was born. Part story of rebel women, grassroots self-governance, and community-building, part incendiary political and economic tract, and part practical guide to building natural homes for real people. Mudgirls Manifesto is about respecting the earth, each other, and crafting meaningful lives. A powerful, positive antidote to troubled times.

Animals Building Homes by Wendy Perkins

Title Animals Building Homes
Author Wendy Perkins
Publisher Capstone
Release Date 2006
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 0736851615
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Simple text explains the varied ways in which such animals as beavers, hummingbirds, termites, and bald eagles build their homes.

Make It Right by Mike Holmes

Title Make It Right
Author Mike Holmes
Publisher HarperCollins Canada
Release Date 2013-08-27
Category House & Home
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781443405997
Language English, Spanish, and French
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More than 1 million viewers in Canada watch Mike Holmes’ television show, Holmes on Homes, every week. Thousands more see him at his personal appearances and visit his website, looking for advice on renos-gone-wrong. Mike Holmes is Canada’s most trusted contractor, a crusader with a mission to expose botched renovations--and now the author of a bestselling book that has shipped over 60,000 copies in its hardcover edition. Mike has taken his professional expertise and tell-it-like-it-is style and turned it into the guide no homeowner should be without. Make It Right walks readers through a renovation from start to finish, from the process of finding a reliable contractor to understanding the legalities of renovation. Mike explains the inner workings of a house, covers the most popular reno projects and describes the most common pitfalls. Packed with informative sidebars, checklists, diagrams and photographs, all showing what to expect from contractors and tradespeople, and how to keep every reno running on time and on budget, Make It Right is the book you need to read before you plan a renovation. Be smart. Take charge. Get it right the first time.

The Homes We Build On Ashes by Christina Park

Title The Homes We Build on Ashes
Author Christina Park
Publisher Inanna Poetry and Fiction Series
Release Date 2015
Category Canadian fiction
Total Pages 264
ISBN 1771332336
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. God-fearing Nara Lee carries a painful secret and a corrosive guilt. Set against an historical backdrop when Korea was a colony and citizenry was rendered impotent, Nara's life is forged in the 1919 March First Movement. Her journey takes her from her ancestral home to an insidious orphanage to a forced-labour factory during the Japanese Occupation. When colonialism has outlived its usefulness, she is emancipated only to live through an era of high suspicion and treason. After surviving the grand tragedy of the Busan Fire that leaves 28,000 people homeless, Nara leaves the squalid tent city that had become her home and is thrown headlong into a new life in Vancouver, Canada, where she elucidates the poetry of home. Amidst violence and abject injustice, Nara finds a way to rise up from the ashes again and again to rejoice in small triumphs in the homes she has lived, in the homes she has lost.

We Travel So Far by Laura Knowles

Title We Travel So Far
Author Laura Knowles
Publisher Words & Pictures
Release Date 2019-09-17
Category
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9780711244818
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the epic migration of the huge humpback whale to the unbelievable determination of the tiny hummingbird, come on a trip around the world and learn the story of each animal's migration and the reasons why they travel so very far. This vividly illustrated introduction to animal migration across land, sea, and air looks at the most astonishing journeys undertaken by animals around the world. From wildebeest to butterflies; polar bears to Leatherback turtles, each animal tells its own 'micro story' about its incredible journey across a variety of terrain at different times of the year. Perfect for young animal lovers!

How Animals Build by Moira Butterfield

Title How Animals Build
Author Moira Butterfield
Publisher Lonely Planet Kids
Release Date 2017
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 24
ISBN 1786576635
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A guide to the different kinds of homes animals build describes how animals build homes in such places as the earth, in trees, in nests, under the ocean, and in human houses.

Prefabulous Sustainable by Sheri Koones

Title Prefabulous Sustainable
Author Sheri Koones
Publisher Abrams
Release Date 2013-08-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781613126462
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Prefabulous and Sustainable dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green prefab homes are. In this guide to prefab home-building author Sheri Koones, demystifies the prefabricated house by using 25 unique homes to showcase how factory-built homes are greener, more efficient, sturdier, and more cost-effective than site-built homes. The book is divided into 3 categories—green, greener, greenest—and the homes featured vary in style, design, type of construction, and size. All of the homes included in Prefabulous and Sustainable have been customized to create a level of sustainability beyond the inherent qualities of prefab. Written in an easy to understand and approachable style, author Sheri Koones walks the readers through each of the homes, explaining the materials, strategies, and systems used to create a sustainable living environment. Photographs, captions, floor plans, and sidebars illustrate to readers that green living is not as complicated as one might think, and attainable for everyone. Also included is a resource guide, making this book a hand-on guide for homebuilders. Praise for Prefabulous + Sustainable “Authoritative and beautiful. Once again, Koones builds her case for pre-fab thoroughly, and presents it in a compelling, well-organized package.” —Allen Norwood, NAREE Book Competition Head Judge

Small Log Homes by Robbin Obomsawin

Title Small Log Homes
Author Robbin Obomsawin
Publisher Gibbs Smith
Release Date 2001-04
Category Architecture
Total Pages 87
ISBN 1586850431
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An accomplished construction manager and author Includes 15 plans for building log cabins. Original.

Self Build Homes by Michaela Benson

Title Self Build Homes
Author Michaela Benson
Publisher UCL Press
Release Date 2017-11-27
Category Architecture
Total Pages 316
ISBN 9781911576884
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Self-Build Homes connects the burgeoning interdisciplinary research on self-build with commentary from leading international figures in the self-build and wider housing sector. Through their focus on community, dwelling, home and identity, the chapters explore the various meanings of self-build housing, encouraging new directions for discussions about self-building and calling for the recognition of the social dimensions of this process, from consideration of the structures, policies and practices that shape it, through to the lived experience of individuals and households.Divided into four parts – Discourse, Rationale, Meaning; Values, Lifestyles, Imaginaries; Community and Identity; and Perspectives from Practice – the volume comes at a time of renewed focus from policy managers and practitioners, as well as prospective builders themselves, on self-build as a means for producing homes that are more stylised, affordable and appropriate for the specific needs of households. It responds to recent advances in housing and planning policy, while also bringing this into conversation with interdisciplinary perspectives from across the social sciences on housing, home and homemaking. In this way, the book seeks to update understandings of self-build and to account for housing as a distinctly social process.

Handmade Homes by Art Boericke

Title Handmade Homes
Author Art Boericke
Publisher Delacorte Press
Release Date 1981-10-01
Category Architecture
Total Pages 86
ISBN 0385283776
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A detailed guide to do-it-yourself housebuilding provides examples of housing models, production statistics, and other vital information, including cost, materials, locations, construction dates, and average indoor temperatures, enhanced by vivid illustra

The Log Cabin Book by Oliver Kemp

Title The Log Cabin Book
Author Oliver Kemp
Publisher Courier Dover Publications
Release Date 2016-10-07
Category Crafts & Hobbies
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780486816326
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This vintage guide from over a century ago offers timeless, practical advice on building log cabins. Simply stated, well-illustrated advice ranges from felling trees to furnishing and decorating interiors.

The Nectar Of Pain by Najwa Zebian

Title The Nectar of Pain
Author Najwa Zebian
Publisher Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date 2018-10-02
Category Poetry
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781449499884
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In The Nectar of Pain, Zebian sheds light on the feelings and experiences that emerge from a painful heartbreak. She writes that the process of cleansing oneself of that pain—day by day, hour by hour, and second by second—is the real work of healing. With uncommon warmth and wisdom, Zebian empowers all who have lost to let go of anger and transform their suffering into the softness, sweetness, and beauty of nectar. She holds her readers by the hand as they heal.

Title Little Free Libraries Tiny Sheds
Author Philip Schmidt
Publisher Cool Springs Press
Release Date 2019-03-26
Category House & Home
Total Pages 176
ISBN 9780760358122
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Expand the sharing movement to your community with Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds—your complete source for building tiny sharing structures, including plans for 12 different structures, step-by-step photography and instructions, inspirational examples, and maintenance. Around the world, a community movement is underway featuring quaint landscape structures mounted on posts in front yards and other green spaces. Some are built for personal use, as miniature sheds for gardeners or as decorative accent pieces. More commonly, though, they are evidence of the growing trend toward neighborhood organization and community outreach. This movement has been popularized by Wisconsin-based Little Free Library (LFL), whose members currently include 75,000 stewards seeking to build community togetherness and promote reading at the same time by sharing books among neighbors. LFL has inspired builders to use similar structures to share things like CDs, food, garden tools, and seeds in the community. Produced in cooperation with Little Free Library, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is the builder's complete source of inspiration and how-to knowledge. Illustrated throughout with colorful step-by-step photography and a gallery of tiny structures for further inspiration, Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds covers every step: planning and design, tools and building techniques, best materials, and 12 complete plans for structures of varying size and aesthetics. In addition, author and professional carpenter Phil Schmidt includes information on proper installation of small structures and common repairs and maintenance for down the road. Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds even includes information on how to become a steward, getting the word out about your little structure once it's up and running, and tips for building a lively collection. Community togetherness has never been so at the fore of our consciousness—or so important. Little Free Libraries and Tiny Sheds is one tool on the road to helping you build community in your neighborhood.

Post Katrina Temporary Housing by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

Title Post Katrina Temporary Housing
Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category Electronic government information
Total Pages 90
ISBN PSU:000063092004
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Passive Houses by Chris van Uffelen

Title Passive Houses
Author Chris van Uffelen
Publisher Braun Publishing AG
Release Date 2012
Category Architecture
Total Pages 239
ISBN UCSD:31822038673687
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The new generation of ecological architecture building owners today are increasingly confronted with the question of energy efficiency. Depending on the climatic zone, passive houses require very different technologies, interventions and steps to be taken by the architects. This volume portrays 60 single family passive houses.