Rise How a House Built a Family

Rise  How a House Built a Family

Novelist "Cara Brookins escaped an abusive marriage with four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself.

Author: Cara Brookins

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781250095664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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If you were inspired by Wild and Eat, Pray, Love, you’ll love this extraordinary true story of a woman taking the greatest risk of her life in order to heal from the unthinkable. After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan and a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara built her own house from the foundation up with a work crew made up of her four children. It would be the hardest thing she had ever done. With no experience nailing together anything bigger than a bookshelf, she and her kids poured concrete, framed the walls and laid bricks for their two story, five bedroom house. She had convinced herself that if they could build a house, they could rebuild their broken family. This must-read memoir traces one family’s rise from battered victims to stronger, better versions of themselves, all through one extraordinary do-it-yourself project.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Well built House

The Well built House

Discusses construction timetables, choosing a contractor and architect, and siting a house, and covers details on everything from foundations to windows and kitchen countertops

Author: Jim Locke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0395629519

Category: House & Home

Page: 302

View: 479

Discusses construction timetables, choosing a contractor and architect, and siting a house, and covers details on everything from foundations to windows and kitchen countertops
Categories: House & Home

A House Built on Sand

A House Built on Sand

Comprising new essays by distinguished scholars of history, philosophy, and science (including Sokal himself), this book raises a lively debate to a new level of seriousness.

Author: Noretta Koertge

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195117264

Category: Science

Page: 322

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Cultural critics say that "science is politics by other means," arguing that the results of scientific inquiry are profoundly shaped by the ideological agendas of powerful elites. They base their claims on historical case studies purporting to show the systematic intrusion of sexist, racist, capitalist, colonialist, and/or professional interests into the very content of science. In this hard-hitting collection of essays, contributors offer crisp and detailed critiques of case studies offered by the cultural critics as evidence that scientific results tell us more about social context than they do about the natural world. Pulling no punches, they identify numerous crude factual blunders (e.g. that Newton never performed any experiments) and egregious errors of omission, such as the attempt to explain the slow development of fluid dynamics solely in terms of gender bias. Where there are positive aspects of a flawed account, or something to be learned from it, they do not hesitate to say so. Their target is shoddy scholarship. Comprising new essays by distinguished scholars of history, philosophy, and science, this book raises a lively debate to a new level of seriousness.
Categories: Science

The House that Built Me

The House that Built Me

It was an old house; built in 1832, it had a plaque on the garden wall giving the date and the name of the architect. In the cellar there was a walled-up door behind the stairs, and we imagined that a passageway travelled all the way ...

Author: Jackie McGregor

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781783759491

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Does where you have lived help shape who you become? A book that will tug at the heart strings and make you smile... In this unique anthology of memories, famous faces from the worlds of television, music, film and books reveal insightful, sometimes surprising and often funny stories about places from their pasts. Touching on childhood, love, loss and happiness, the deeply personal memories have never been shared before. With original contributions from: Fearne Cotton, Nigel Havers, Cherie Blair, Jo Brand, Deborah Moggach, Sir Tony Robinson, Bill Oddie, Lembit Opik, Rowan Coleman, Fenella Fielding, Lorraine Kelly and many more...
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

How a House Is Built

How a House Is Built

Houses are built with many different materials, and in many shapes and sizes. Step by step, this picture book explains how homes are built—from the architect's plans through the arrival of a happy family.

Author: Gail Gibbons

Publisher: Holiday House

ISBN: 9780823430857

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 357

Houses are built with many different materials, and in many shapes and sizes. Step by step, this picture book explains how homes are built—from the architect's plans through the arrival of a happy family. The many processes of construction are explained with simple language and bright, clear illustrations, perfect for kids starting to wonder about how the world around them works. Many different careers—including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and landscapers—are introduced, each doing their part to bring the picture wood-frame house to life. A great read for kids who love construction sites, or who can't get enough of Building a House by Byron Barton. According to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons "has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator." Ms. Gibbons is the author of more than 100 books for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly. Her many honors include the Washington Post/Childrens Book Fuild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

If Animals Built Your House

If Animals Built Your House

If animals built your house, would you live in it? This unique story alternatives between the narrator telling the reader what kind of house you would live in if an animal built it, and some fun facts about each!

Author: Bill Wise

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781728239279

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 544

Explore animal habitats how they engineer their homes in this beautifully illustrated STEM book for kids. Filled with imaginative questions, animal facts, and educational backmatter, If Animals Built Your House is perfect for your elementary classroom or family library. If animals built your house, would you live in it? This unique story alternatives between the narrator telling the reader what kind of house you would live in if an animal built it, and some fun facts about each! Perfect for teachers looking for STEM/STEAM books for kids 5-7, and books that highlight engineering for kids, innovation, and how things work for kids. If a tree squirrel built your house, no one could ever sneak up on you. Your house might look like just a jumble of leaves, but it's really a tightly woven, waterproof ball. No hard walls here—this furry builder used its body like a rolling pin to make a soft, cozy room. Just watch out for that first step out your front door! Animals featured include squirrels, termites, grouper, honeybees, chimpanzees, tree frogs, polar bears, and more! Backmatter Includes: Explore More for Kids: photos of all of the animals in the book, what their homes look like, and why they build them Explore More for Teachers & Parents: read-aloud suggestions, a STEAM design challenge, and more!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Owner Built Log House

The Owner Built Log House

Many houses are built where no house should be and on this ever - more crowded planet , the choice becomes increasingly limited . I have lived on an island that at one time was covered with huge Douglas fir and red cedar trees .

Author: B. Allan Mackie

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 1552975487

Category: House & Home

Page: 232

View: 885

A step-by-step guide to building a log house.
Categories: House & Home

Mathematics

Mathematics

Author: Ivan Niven

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B417401

Category: Mathematics

Page: 38

View: 558

Categories: Mathematics

The House Built By Ghosts

The House Built By Ghosts

TheHouse Built by Ghosts / Caitlind L. Alexander Summary: Abrief look at the strange house builtby ghosts,the Winchester Mystery House of San Jose, California. 1.Winchester Mystery House. Juvenile Literature. 2.

Author: Caitlind L. Alexander

Publisher: Learning Island

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

View: 847

It has over 160 rooms, 40 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, but only one shower. It has stairs that lead to the ceiling, and doors that, when stepped through, will drop you a story or more. It has 10,000 windows, a number of which are placed on inside walls, including a stained glass window made by one of the most expensive companies in the world, Tiffany. This is the Winchester Mystery House, the house built by spirits; and here is the story of how it came to be. Find out about this strange place and how it was built in this fun 15-minute book. Ages 8 and up. Reading Level: 6.9 LearningIsland.com believes in the value of children practicing reading for 15 minutes every day. Our 15-Minute Books give children lots of fun, exciting choices to read, from classic stories, to mysteries, to books of knowledge. Many books are appropriate for hi-lo readers. Open the world of reading to a child by having them read for 15 minutes a day.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built

Vaucluse House, Sydney. 1823 and progressively transformed it into the handsome house and garden ensemble that we see today. Another was Elizabeth Bay House, built in the 1830s for Colonial Secretary Alexander Macleay.

Author: James Colman

Publisher: NewSouth

ISBN: 9781742247816

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 762

This is the story of how an ordinary bloke from the bush became the key figure in a movement that would change the shape of our cities and bring about lasting political and legal reform. This is the story of the house that Jack Mundey built. Without the green bans movement of the 1970s, Sydney and many other cities would look very different. Pulling together an unlikely alliance of environmentalists and union players earned Jack Mundey a reputation as both the ‘best-known unionist and best-known conservationist in Australia’. Under his leadership, the movement fought against the slash-and-burn philosophy that almost saw The Rocks fitted out with high-rise buildings, a highway through the centre of Glebe and total development of Centennial Park. In this long-awaited book James Colman reflects on Jack’s remarkable life and his ongoing legacy. Mundey overturned the bulldozer mentality of the 1960s and 1970s and helped to persuade Australians everywhere to cherish and protect the hertitage of special buildings, places and sites.
Categories: History

The House That Fear Built

The House That Fear Built

We were living in the three-bedroom house built onto the shop when a pickup with two men drove up in our garage. I later learned that a man Stan had taken a down payment from on a job in Texas was angry because the work had not been ...

Author: Janice Oliver

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781604621570

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 106

View: 101

After being abused for 28 years, Janice Darlene Oliver was finally able to leave her husband. The House that Fear Built is not only a powerful story of survival, it is a true story of instinct. Having a husband that was physically and emotionally abusive left Janice with many scars on the inside and out. You will feel the terror she felt for her safety and then her relief when she relied on faith to help her stay alive and protect her children. Through her faith in Christ, she was finally able to gain the courage to leave her abuser-even though her family did not want her to and to lead the life that she knew she always deserved. You will not be able to put down The House that Fear Built.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The House That Berry Built

The House That Berry Built

I said that we'd marked all that, but that any house built there would be looking straight on to the graveyard, and that it was for that reason that we had turned it down.” This was quite true. The graveyard stood on a spur.

Author: Dornford Yates

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9780755127160

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 376

A comic romp featuring the famous ‘Berry’ Pleydell and based on Yates’ own experience of building a house for himself in the Pyrenées – sumptuous, expensive and idyllically located. The house was seized by the Germans during World War II, and this tale gives a hilarious account of its construction and early life. Yates at the peak of his form.
Categories: Fiction

Regreening the Built Environment

Regreening the Built Environment

Gothic Revival brick house and a carriage house complex to the west. The construction was commissioned by Charles Lee Tracy and designed by the Reverend Edgerton. The main house was built with bricks recycled from the Methodist church, ...

Author: Michael A Richards

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351764797

Category:

Page:

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Regreening the Built Environment examines the relationship between the built environment and nature and demonstrates how rethinking the role and design of infrastructure can environmentally, economically, and socially sustain the earth. In the past, infrastructure and green or park spaces have been regarded as two opposing factors and placed in conflict with one another through irresponsible patterns of development. This book attempts to change this paradigm and create a new notion that greenspace, parks, and infrastructure can indeed be one in the same. The case studies will demonstrate how existing "gray" infrastructure can be retrofitted with green infrastructure and low impact development techniques. It is quite plausible that a building can be designed that actually creates greenspace or generates energy; likewise, a roadway can be a park, an alley can be a wildlife corridor, and a parking surface can be a garden. In addition to examining sustainability in the near future, the book also explores such alternatives in the distant and very distant future, questioning the notion of sustainability in the event of an earth-altering, cataclysmic disaster. The strategies presented in this book aim to stimulate discussions within the design profession and will be of great interest to students and practitioners of environmental studies, architecture, and urban design.
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A House is Built

A House is Built

Author: M. Barnard Eldershaw

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:782004627

Category: Australian fiction

Page:

View: 801

Categories: Australian fiction

The House That Lou Built

The House That Lou Built

Longing for an escape from her extended Filipino family, Lou plans to build a tiny house on land she inherited from her father, but difficulties quickly arise.

Author: Mae Respicio

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9781524717971

Category: Bildungsromans

Page: 231

View: 618

Longing for an escape from her extended Filipino family, Lou plans to build a tiny house on land she inherited from her father, but difficulties quickly arise.
Categories: Bildungsromans

House Built on Ashes

House Built on Ashes

acclaim for House Built on Ashes “A beautiful portrayal of a world seldom seen in American letters, House Built on Ashes is needed, especially now.” Sandra Cisneros author of A House of My Own: Stories from My Life and The House on ...

Author: José Antonio Rodríguez

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806158754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 931

The year is 2009, and José Antonio Rodríguez, a doctoral student at Binghamton University in upstate New York, is packing his suitcase, getting ready to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with his parents in South Texas. He soon learns from his father that a drug cartel has overtaken the Mexican border village where he was born. Now, because of the violence there, he won’t be able to visit his early-childhood home. Instead, his memories will have to take him back. Thus, Rodríguez begins a meditative journey into the past. Through a series of vignettes, he mines the details of a childhood and adolescence fraught with deprivation but offset by moments of tenderness and beauty. Suddenly he is four years old again, and his mother is feeding him raw sugarcane for the first time. With the sweetness still on his tongue, he runs to a field, where he falls asleep under a glowing pink sky. The conditions of rural poverty prove too much for his family to bear, and Rodríguez moves with his mother and three of his nine siblings across the border to McAllen, Texas. Now a resident of the “other side,” Rodríguez experiences the luxury of indoor toilets and gazes at television commercials promising more food than he has ever seen. But there is no easy passage into this brighter future. Poignant and lyrical, House Built on Ashes contemplates the promises, limitations, and contradictions of the American Dream. Even as it tells a deeply personal story, it evokes larger political, cultural, and social realities. It speaks to what America is and what it is not. It speaks to a world of hunger, prejudice, and far too many boundaries. But it speaks, as well, to the redemptive power of beauty and its life-sustaining gift of hope.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials

Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials

Many people like the fact that they are able to design and build a house that is purposebuilt to their lives, their tastes, and their needs. This is a strong contrast with modernday tract homes, which are built “on spec” and optimized ...

Author: Ryan Mitchell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781440592126

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

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Join the tiny house trend! The tiny house movement is a big trend with a very small footprint. Extremely small house, with less than 1,000 square feet of space, are environmentally friendly, less expensive than typical homes, and often movable. Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is full of ideas for using reclaimed materials and upcycled goods to construct a tiny house that is good for the earth and truly unique. Ryan Mitchell, author of The Tiny Life blog, shows you how to repurpose everyday items to create your new home, including shipping containers, salvaged barn wood, and reclaimed shingles. Featuring profiles on tiny house owners with photographs and floor plans of the homes, ideas on where to find materials, and what to look for and avoid when selecting reclaimed materials, Tiny Houses Built with Recycled Materials is a unique book perfect for your biggest DIY project yet!
Categories: House & Home

The House Built on Sand

The House Built on Sand

the conflicts of German policy in Russia, 1939-1945 Gerald Reitlinger. THE HOUSE BUILT ON SAND THE HOUSE BUILT ON SAND.

Author: Gerald Reitlinger

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015007011813

Category: Drinking cups

Page: 459

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Categories: Drinking cups