Book Reviews May 2011
FRESH FLOWER ARRANGING
If you’ve ever ogled a bouquet of flowers at the supermarket and wondered how to display them once you’ve brought them home, then Fresh Flower Arranging is for you. This book offers expert techniques for achieving stunning results,tips for keeping flowers beautiful for as long as possible, principles behind a successful arrangement and gives step-by-step seasonal projects for achievable arrangements.
TREAT YOUR OWN BACK
Take control of your own back pain with this easy-to-follow, illustrated manual.
New Zealand Physiotherapist Robin McKenzie is known around the world for his advances in spine treatment. Treat Your Own Back reveals his diagnosis and treatment system using his special back-care techniques.
His techniques have become widely accepted and are now taught in many physical therapy schools. Topics include education, posture awareness, exercises, prevention and a “panic page” for back emergencies.
MY FAVORITE RECIPES
Anna Karmel is a leading author on cooking for children and has written 17 books on baby and children’s food and nutrition. My Favorite Recipes provides more than 40 carefully chosen recipes that will feed the entire family while giving children the chance to get mixing and get messy in the kitchen.
Acclaimed interior designer Roxanne Hughes Packman has teamed up with her 17-year-old daughter, Hannah, to write Inspired Design. Readers will now have the ability to create her trademark beauty, warmth and passion in their own homes.
Amid stunning photography, stories of treasured family traditions, and poignant observations by Hannah, Packman shares ideas that will result in well-loved children and homes that welcome all those who pass through the doors.
Proceeds from the sale of Inspired Design will benefit Heart of Hope Ministry Int., Inspired 31, and an area food pantry.
For more than 40 years, Robin Lane Fox has shared his gardening wisdom and wit with readers of Financial Times. In Thoughtful Gardening, he brings together the culmination of decades of study and work spent out in the dirt. Equal parts gardening how-to and memoir, Fox leads readers on an international journey through each season of the gardening year.
Abundant Beauty: The Adventurous Travels of Marianne North, Botanical Artist is a delightful and informative trek across the globe by a witty, intelligent and courageous Victorian artist and adventurer. Starting in 1871, North spent 14 years circling the globe on a quest to paint indigenous plants in their natural habitat. She produced an extensive and scientifically valuable collection of more than 800 paintings.
Abundant Beauty capture the most engaging writings from her journals. It provides rich descriptions of botanical treasures and notes from her expeditions.