The Essential Garden Design Workbook guides the reader through every stage of planning a garden — how to survey a site, how to choose landscaping materials, and how to develop planting schemes. This fully revised and updated second edition features new U.S. case studies and new photographs. Valuable tips on green gardening are new to this edition, and include how to harvest rainwater, how to design a green roof, tips on sustainable planting, and a guide to composting. Tailor-made for hands-on gardeners, the workbook approach is accessible, practical, and can be used to create a garden from scratch and to redesign an existing garden. Gardeners will find easy ways to measure large spaces, estimate the height of a tree, and find the right proportions for a deck. They'll also find tips on space, light, and color. Includes hundreds of easy-to-follow line drawings and diagrams.
A Step-by-Step Guide for Bringing Nature to Your Backyard
Author: Beth O'Donnell Young
Pubpsher: Timber Press
“This step-by-step guide will teach you how to work in concert with nature, creating a lush landscape.” —Cabin Life If you’re an eco-conscious homeowner, the best garden designer is Mother Nature, and following her lead can result in a beautiful low-maintenance landscape that requires fewer resources, attracts natural wildlife, and saves time and money. In The Naturescaping Workbook, Beth O'Donnell Young offers an easy-to-follow, do-it-yourself plan for gardeners of all skill levels. Her step-by-step approach teaches you how to understand your garden’s natural habitat and to nurture the native eco-systems that exist in your yard. And the payoff is huge. By simply becoming aware of the natural wonders in the backyard, you can have a more beautiful garden and take a big step toward bringing nature home.
Pat McKeague's passion and dedication to teaching mathematics and his ongoing participation in mathematical organizations provides the most current and reliable textbook series for both instructors and students. When writing a textbook, Pat McKeague's main goal is to write a textbook that is user-friendly. Students develop a thorough understanding of the concepts essential to their success in mathematics with his attention to detail, exceptional writing style, and organization of mathematical concepts. BASIC COLLEGE MATHEMATICS: A TEXT/WORKBOOK, Third Edition offers a unique and effortless way to teach your course, whether it is a traditional lecture course or a self-paced format. In a lecture-course format, each section can be taught in 45-to-50-minute class sessions, affording instructors a straightforward way to prepare and teach their course. In a self-paced format, Pat's proven EPAS approach (Example, Practice Problem, Answer and Solution) moves students through each new concept with ease and assists students in breaking up their problem-solving into manageable steps. The Third Edition of BASIC COLLEGE MATHEMATICS has new features that will further enhance your students' learning, including boxed features entitled Improving Your Quantitative Literacy, Getting Ready for Chapter Problems, Section Objectives, and Enhanced and Expanded Review Problems. These features are designed so your can students to practice and reinforce conceptual learning. Furthermore, Enhanced WebAssign for Developmental Math, is an assignable assessment and algorithmic homework system that consists of videos, tutorials and active examples keyed to problem level. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Pat McKeague's seventh edition of BASIC MATHEMATICS is the traditional text for the modern student. Retaining the clarity and patience in explanation and concept development that has made it the book of choice for so many over the years, this new edition is replete with new examples, applications, and fresh new technology options. Throughout this text, you'll find hundreds of new and relevant applications, with timely references to topics like gas prices and to companies like Google and Yahoo. Real data is used throughout, and wherever possible, has been updated to reflect recent changes. By showing how mathematics is used every day, the author makes students feel more at ease with the topics at hand. In a course where many students are entering with math anxiety, McKeague almost immediately calms students with chapter and section introductions, provides just in time study tips, and then helps students prepare with Getting Ready for Class boxes found throughout the text. This new edition comes complete with Enhanced WebAssign (EWA), the easy to use homework management system. With EWA, you can assign, collect, grade, and record homework assignments via the web. This complete learning system for students includes text-specific exercises, as well as tutorials, videos, and links to online tutoring, and eBook sections of the text. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.