2008-04-17

Back to Basics

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  • Full Title : Back to Basics
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1628738081
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.


2014-10-07

Homesteading

By Abigail Gehring
  • Full Title : Homesteading
  • Author : Abigail Gehring
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 162914990X
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The companion to the bestseller Back to Basics for country, urban, and suburban folks—now fully updated! Who doesn’t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It’s written with country lovers in mind—even those who currently live in the city. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the wilderness, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. Got sunlight? Start container gardening. With a few plants, fresh tomato sauce is a real option with your own homegrown fresh tomatoes. Reduce electricity use by eating dinner by candlelight (using homemade candles, of course). Learn to use rainwater to augment water supplies. Make your own soap and hand lotion. Consider keeping chickens for the eggs. From what to eat to supporting sustainable restaurants to avoiding dry cleaning, this book offers information on anything a homesteader needs—and more.


2011-05-25

The Back to Basics Handbook

By Abigail R. Gehring
  • Full Title : The Back to Basics Handbook
  • Author : Abigail R. Gehring
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1626369224
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. With hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations, The Back to Basics Handbook will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers— even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this is the ultimate concise guide to voluntary simplicity.


2010-11-10

Self-Sufficiency

By Abigail Gehring
  • Full Title : Self-Sufficiency
  • Author : Abigail Gehring
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1628732601
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family. Readers will learn how to plant a family garden and harvest the produce; can fruits and vegetables; bake bread and cookies; design interactive and engaging “green” projects; harness natural wind and solar energy to cook food and warm their homes; boil sap to make maple syrup; and build treehouses, furniture, and more. Also included are natural crafts readers can do with their kids, such as scrapbooking, making potato prints, dipping candles, and constructing seasonal decorations. Whether the goal is to live entirely off the grid or just to shrink their carbon footprints, families will find this book a thorough resource and a great inspiration.


2011

The Complete Guide to Your New Root Cellar

By Julie Fryer
  • Full Title : The Complete Guide to Your New Root Cellar
  • Author : Julie Fryer
  • Publisher : Atlantic Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code : 160138341X
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Fruits and vegetables are some of the most expensive ingredients of any regular menu in your home. However, with the right resources and planning, you can take advantage of an age-old method of storage that will allow you to buy fruits and vegetables when they are least expensive or to grow your own and store them for future use. This book will walk anyone through the process of building and using a root cellar to store their fruits and vegetables for later use, through the cold winter months when even the most basic items can cost an arm and a leg. Before even starting your root cellar, you will learn the basics of choosing the right crops and planting them at the right time or buying them in advance for your root cellar. You will learn how to know which crops and which specific vegetables and fruits are good to keep and which ones should be left alone. This book will cover how and when to bring in the harvest and how to prepare for storage effectively. You will learn the basics of spoilage and what to expect from your foods, and you will discover what you should expect each winter for multiple- month storage. You will also benefit from interviews with the top experts in the field of storage and root-cellaring and farmers who have been storing vegetables for years. You will learn how to start your own underground garden and what various types of cellars exist trenches, closets, and hideaways. Discover how to start planning your root cellar, how to use your basement if you so desire, and how to start excavating and preparing an outside, isolated root cellar for the first harvest. No matter your situation or your crops, you can benefit from this book and its take on the world of root-cellaring and long-term fruit and vegetable storage. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company president s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.


2010-04-01

Mini Farming

By Brett L. Markham
  • Full Title : Mini Farming
  • Author : Brett L. Markham
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1626367752
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-suf?ciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.


2011-10-26

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

By Abigail Gehring
  • Full Title : The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living
  • Author : Abigail Gehring
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1628732199
  • Pages : 896
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a massive, beautifully presented, single volume that covers canning and preserving, keeping chickens, fermenting, soap-making, how to generate your own energy, how to build a log cabin, natural medicine, cheese-making, maple sugaring, farm mechanics, and much, much more. Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.


2019-04-02

How to Do Things

By William Campbell
  • Full Title : How to Do Things
  • Author : William Campbell
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • ISBN Code : 1452171742
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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For anyone who wants to learn how to catch a runaway pig, mend a fence post, milk a cow, or throw an unforgettable barn party, this engaging volume delivers timeless advice on accomplishing tasks big and small around the house, garden, and farm. Featuring original text and illustrations from the 1919 first edition, this 100th-anniversary volume presents a new generation of readers with expert guidance on every facet of homesteading in a very handsomely crafted package. With projects that range from practical (ridding a yard of poison ivy) to downright bemusing (organizing a potato peeling contest), this delightful book is equal parts useful and entertaining. An ode to self-reliance brimming with wit, wisdom, and nostalgia, this is a must-have for anyone who enjoys doing things with their own two hands.


2021-04-06

The Essential Guide to Self-Sufficient Living

By Abigail Gehring
  • Full Title : The Essential Guide to Self-Sufficient Living
  • Author : Abigail Gehring
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1510764194
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Grow your own vegetables and herbs, indoors in containers or outside in a garden. Raise chickens or goats. Build a beehive. Make your own nontoxic cleaning sprays. And more! Gehring’s books on country living have sold more than 500,000 copies. In this book, she offers a guide to homesteading skills that is as charming as it is practical. Full of sweet illustrations and gorgeous photographs, step-by-step instructions for essential skills such as building a chicken coop are interspersed with country lore and old-fashioned tips and tricks. Readers will learn how to: Container garden Raise chickens Churn butter Grow vegetables Can tomatoes Brew kombucha Make shampoo Repel garden pests Milk a goat Improve garden soil Make strawberry-rhubarb jelly Ferment vegetables Make yogurt Sprout grains And more! The Essential Guide to Self-Sufficient Living combines the know-how of Back to Basics with the charm of The Farmer’s Almanac. This is the perfect gift for anyone interested in a more self-sufficient, greener, country lifestyle.


1991-09-01

Root Cellaring

By Mike Bubel,Nancy Bubel
  • Full Title : Root Cellaring
  • Author : Mike Bubel,Nancy Bubel
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 160342220X
  • Pages : 319
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Keep your produce harvest-fresh for months in your basement, garage, or closet hideaway using the time-tested methods of energy-free food storage. With the root cellaring methods you’ll learn in this book, you will be able to stretch the resources of your backyard garden further than you ever thought possible—without devoting hundreds of hours to canning. This informative and inspiring guide shows you not only how to construct your own root cellar, but how to best use the earth’s naturally cool, stable temperature as a cost-effective and eco-friendly way to store nearly 100 varieties of perishable fruits and vegetables. “What would a root cellar do for you? Simply this: Make it possible for you to enjoy fresh endive in December; tender, savory Chinese cabbage in January; juicy apples in February; crisp fresh carrots in March; and sturdy unsprayed potatoes in April—all without boiling a jar, blanching a vegetable, or filling a freezer bag.” —Mike and Nancy Bubel, from the introduction


2014-05-20

The Country Living Handbook

By Abigail R. Gehring
  • Full Title : The Country Living Handbook
  • Author : Abigail R. Gehring
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1628739681
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this compact guide has everything you need to dive into a more self-sufficient life. From canning and preserving to keeping chickens, fermenting vegetables to soap-making, Gehring covers all the basics in this easy-to-read, approachable collection. Topics covered include: Generating your own energy Herbal medicine Cheese-making Maple sugaring Farm mechanics Building a smokehouse Dyeing wool Composting Disaster Preparedness And more! Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.


2011-02-15

The Self-Sufficiency Handbook

By Alan Bridgewater,Gill Bridgewater
  • Full Title : The Self-Sufficiency Handbook
  • Author : Alan Bridgewater,Gill Bridgewater
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1626366861
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. The Bridgewaters, well-regarded garden writers, help readers answer questions such as how much land they really require, whether or not to depend entirely on natural forms of energy, and which farm animals will best meet their needs. There’s practical information on building an insulated flue-pipe chimney, identifying edible wild plants, and composting with worms. In addition to recipes for jams, rhubarb wine, and other delicious foods, three A-Z sections offer planting and harvesting instructions for vegetables and salad crops, fruits, and herbs.


2012-06-01

The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook

By Abigail R. Gehring
  • Full Title : The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook
  • Author : Abigail R. Gehring
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1620873478
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This compact guide provides advice, tips, and step-by-step instructions for hundreds of projects, offering the entire family the tools they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Readers will learn to dip candles, bake bread, make maple syrup, start a vineyard, and much more. With special features for young homesteaders, this is an essential family guide to self-sufficient living. - Bake Pies, Cakes, and Bread - Grow Vegetables yy Raise Chickens - Keep Bees - Preserve Your Harvest - Cure Meats - Build a Treehouse - Spin Wool - Make a Toboggan - And Much More!


2010-06-15

Developmental Evaluation

By Michael Quinn Patton
  • Full Title : Developmental Evaluation
  • Author : Michael Quinn Patton
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • ISBN Code : 1609180917
  • Pages : 375
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Developmental evaluation (DE) offers a powerful approach to monitoring and supporting social innovations by working in partnership with program decision makers. In this book, eminent authority Michael Quinn Patton shows how to conduct evaluations within a DE framework. Patton draws on insights about complex dynamic systems, uncertainty, nonlinearity, and emergence. He illustrates how DE can be used for a range of purposes: ongoing program development, adapting effective principles of practice to local contexts, generating innovations and taking them to scale, and facilitating rapid response in crisis situations. Students and practicing evaluators will appreciate the book's extensive case examples and stories, cartoons, clear writing style, "closer look" sidebars, and summary tables. Provided is essential guidance for making evaluations useful, practical, and credible in support of social change. See also Developmental Evaluation Exemplars, edited by Michael Quinn Patton, Kate McKegg, and Nan Wehipeihana, which presents 12 in-depth case studies.


2013-11-01

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living

By Jay Cassell
  • Full Title : The Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living
  • Author : Jay Cassell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1628735589
  • Pages : 800
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Being a homesteader today may seem difficult; the world is full of so many gadgets and conveniences, many of which most of us consider necessary to live a full and happy life. In this collection, edited and arranged by Jay Cassell, you’ll see that going off the grid, adapting to your surroundings, and depending on yourself and your land is really not as challenging as one may think. With the information and tips you learn in this book, you’ll easily find success as a modern-day homesteader. The essays featured in The Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living were written by some of today’s most respected outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen, nature enthusiasts, agricultural professionals, and successful homesteaders. Through the information on these pages, you will learn the best techniques and approaches concerning: Hunting, fishing, and trapping Foraging Growing and preparing your own food Animal husbandry Living off the grid Building barns and outbuildings Green living Country skills Alternative energy, such as solar panels and windmills Primitive survival skills, such as making fires and finding shelter


2020-03-10

Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century

By Dick and James Strawbridge
  • Full Title : Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century
  • Author : Dick and James Strawbridge
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0744024366
  • Pages : 282
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  • Language : English
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Find your route to a more sustainable lifestyle with Dick Strawbridge and his son, James. We can all take steps to reduce our carbon footprint and be more self-sufficient. For some, that might mean heading to the countryside to live off the land. For the rest of us, the reality might involve smaller, but no less important, lifestyle changes: cutting back on plastic or food waste, growing vegetables, preserving meat and fish, preparing jams and chutneys, baking sourdough bread, making your own plant-based milk, or keeping a chicken or two. Dick and James Strawbridge know what it's like to make these changes. Between them, they've lived on a smallholding, in a terraced house, and even a chateau. In this updated edition of Self-Sufficiency for the 21st Century, they share everything they've learned and give you the tools you need for a more rewarding and environmentally conscious life.


2016-07-05

The Good Living Guide to Country Skills

By Abigail Gehring
  • Full Title : The Good Living Guide to Country Skills
  • Author : Abigail Gehring
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1680991337
  • Pages : 176
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Gehring’s books on country living have sold more than 500,000 copies. In this book, Gehring offers a guide to country living skills that is as charming as it is practical. Full of sweet illustrations and gorgeous photographs, step-by-step instructions for essential skills such as building a chicken coop are interspersed with country lore and old-fashioned tips and tricks. Readers will learn how to: Raise chickens Make candles Churn butter Grow vegetables Make jams and jellies Dry herbs Ferment vegetables Make cheese And more! Good Living Guide to Country Skills combines the know-how of Back to Basics with the charm of The Farmer’s Almanac. Packaged in an attractive hardcover format and with a price that’s hard to beat, this is the perfect gift for anyone interested in a more self-sufficient, greener, country lifestyle.


2014-08-05

The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills

By Abigail R. Gehring
  • Full Title : The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills
  • Author : Abigail R. Gehring
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1629142980
  • Pages : 800
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Whether you’re a suburbanite looking to live more simply or a die-hard homesteader interested in taking your garden to the next level, this guide is packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, vintage photographs and illustrations, and time-honored wisdom—creating one of the most comprehensive books on country skills available. This book is compiled of tested and practical experience passed down from generations of farmers and homesteaders. Here readers can learn about: Creating a vegetable garden Canning and preserving Keeping poultry Soap making Natural medicine Bridge building Farm mechanics Crop rotation Cattle and dairying The basics of beekeeping Foraging for wild food Fertilizing, soils, drainage, and irrigation Building a barn And much, much more! Success comes to the person who works the most efficiently—not simply the person who works the hardest. Learn invaluable advice and tips for how to create a sustainable lifestyle and live off the land.


2019-08-05

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide-Sixth Edition / Agile Practice Guide Bundle (HINDI)

By Project Management Institute
  • Full Title : A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide-Sixth Edition / Agile Practice Guide Bundle (HINDI)
  • Author : Project Management Institute
  • Publisher : Project Management Institute
  • ISBN Code : 1628255390
  • Pages : 756
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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To support the broadening spectrum of project delivery approaches, PMI is offering A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition as a bundle with its latest, the Agile Practice Guide. The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition now contains detailed information about agile; while the Agile Practice Guide, created in partnership with Agile Alliance®, serves as a bridge to connect waterfall and agile. Together they are a powerful tool for project managers. The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition – PMI's flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge—including discussion of project management business documents—and information on the PMI Talent Triangle™ and the essential skills for success in today's market. Agile Practice Guide has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches. This practice guide provides guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility. This practice guide is aligned with other PMI standards, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and was developed as the result of collaboration between the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance.


2012-01-09

Issues in Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery: 2011 Edition

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  • Full Title : Issues in Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery: 2011 Edition
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • ISBN Code : 1464964424
  • Pages : 1474
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Issues in Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ eBook that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery. The editors have built Issues in Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Aesthetic, Craniofacial, Maxillofacial, Oral, and Plastic Surgery: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.