More complex and imposing than any other vehicle in the British emergency services, the fire engine has a long and interesting history. The earliest water pumps had been developed by the eighteenth century – basic manual pumps that had to be hauled around by people or horses, and were often only used on fire-insured premises. In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries horse-drawn, steam-powered fire engines, and eventually motorised fire engines, came to revolutionise firefighting, offering far greater versatility and the brigades came to be run by the municipalities. In this beautifully illustrated introduction, Eddie Baker charts the history of fire engines and their variants, and the increasingly complex equipment they have carried, such as high-rise ladders and high-pressure hoses. He also explains the wider history of the fire service and how the engines have been shaped by its needs and, most importantly, those of the firefighters themselves.
Learn to navigate the perils of everyday awkwardness with this smart, funny and charmingly illustrated guide.
Homo sapiens have been speaking for thousands of years—and yet basic communication still stymies us. We freeze up in elevators, on dates, at parties, and just about everywhere else. We stagger through our exchanges merely hoping not to crash, never considering that we might soar. But no more.
With What to Talk About you’ll learn to speak—fluently, intelligently, charmingly—to family, friends, coworkers, lovers, future lovers, horse trainers, children, even yourself. This hilarious manual, written by two award-winning authors and illustrated by legendary cartoonist Tony Millionaire, is tailor-made for anyone who might one day attend a dinner party, start a job, celebrate a birthday, graduate from school, date a human, or otherwise use words.
What to Talk About is not rocket science, but it is a lot like brain surgery, in the sense that is terrifying, risky—and could change you forever.
Put a twinkle in your father’s eye with the book that will make his humor more groan-tastic than ever—much to his delight. Help Dad expand his joke repertoire with more than 300 eye-rollers, cringers, groaners, side-splitters, knee-slappers, and gut-busters guaranteed to make you laugh (or sigh). From the folks who brought you the original Dad Jokes, this collection of all-new material contains Q&A jokes, puns, one-liners, tweets, and knock-knock jokes suitable for all ages, including . . . Q: What do you call a potato at a hockey game? A: A spec-tater.Don’t run with bagpipes. You could put an aye out. Or worse yet, get kilt.I always wanted to be a Gregorian monk, but I never got the chants. Great Moments in Dad History: October 28, 1960. Dave Gordon grabs his keys on the way out of the house and becomes the first dad in history to say to his kids, “You ready to rock and roll?”
Make your outdoor space gorgeous with stylish handmade planters—includes over twenty step-by-step projects: “Sure to give you some fun ideas.”—Digging
Outdoor style doesn’t have to come at a high price! This lushly designed guide empowers you to create your own show-stopping containers made from everyday materials such as concrete, plastic, metal, terracotta, rope, driftwood, and fabric. The 23 step-by-step projects are affordable, and most importantly, gorgeous. They include new spins on old favorites, like the cinderblock garden and hanging planters made from enamelware bowls, along with never-before-seen ideas like a chimney flue planter and wall planters made from paint cans. Packed with color photographs and simple instruction, Potted will help you turn your outdoor space into a stylish oasis.
“Give your plants a beautiful place to grow in custom planters and pots…features 23 step-by-step projects to beautify your outdoor living space.” —Better Homes and Gardens
Do you want to grow a healthy Bonsai without getting lost in the process? Or do you want to learn everything you need to know about how to cultivate an enduring, healthy, and good-looking tree that will live for generations to come?
If your answer to these questions is yes, then this book is for you!
Just about anybody, even a complete novice, can learn and master the art of bonsai. This book offers deep insight into the secrets of growing a healthy, perfect, and enduring bonsai with just enough tips, hacks, techniques and strategy. You will find all you need to know about how to protect, feed, water, and nurture your tree to maturity. In this book, you will find:
A detailed history of bonsai and where the art originated from.
Everything you need to begin your own bonsai.
How to buy your own bonsai, how to collect trees, and how to grow your bonsai from seeds.
An extensive selection of plants suitable for bonsai.
Soil preparation and requirement for your bonsai.
Bonsai tree preparation.
Caring for your bonsai; repotting, soil care, fertilizing, watering, and pruning.
Beginner, basic, maintenance, repotting, and advanced tools for bonsai.
Everything you need to know about structural and maintenance pruning.
A detailed guide into repotting your bonsai.
How to position and display your bonsai.
How to control bonsai pest and diseases, and so much more!
This book will help the bonsai beginner and expert to get started and enjoy the beauty of bonsai. Providing an opportunity to harness the benefits of bonsai as a hobbyist or bonsai business person.
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