|Start & Run a Computer Repair Service (Self-Counsel Press Business)||Lynn Spry and Philip Spry||Start & Run a Computer Repair Service is ideal for entrepreneurs interested in opening and operating a computer repair shop and/or mobile on-site repair business. Professionals with a background in IT, retail, and related fields are often interested in branching out on their own. This book examines the nuts and bolts of starting a business in the North America, then delves into the specifics of retail and mobile repair shop ownership and operation.|
|Cars and Culture: The Life Story of a Technology||Rudi Volti||One of the leading artifacts of modern technology, the automobile has shaped our physical, economic, social, and cultural environment. The history of the automobile demonstrates how the decisions of governments, entrepreneurs, and the general public influence technological evolution. A succinct yet comprehensive history, Cars and Culture highlights the technical changes that altered the appearance and performance of automobiles, along with the myriad forces that have shaped the car's development. (2006)|
|Sprawl Repair Manual||Galina Tachieva|| There is a wealth of research and literature explaining suburban sprawl and the urgent need to retrofit suburbia. However, until now there has been no single guide that directly explains how to repair typical sprawl elements. The Sprawl Repair Manual demonstrates a step-by-step design process for the re-balancing and re-urbanization of suburbia into more sustainable, economical, energy- and resource-efficient patterns, from the region and the community to the block and the individual building. As Galina Tachieva asserts in this exceptionally useful book, sprawl repair will require a proactive and aggressive approach, focused on design, regulation and incentives. The Sprawl Repair Manual is a much-needed, single-volume reference for fixing sprawl, incorporating changes into the regulatory system, and implementing repairs through incentives and permitting strategies. This manual specifies the expertise that’s needed and details the techniques and algorithms of sprawl repair within the context of reducing the financial and ecological footprint of urban growth. The Sprawl Repair Manual draws on more than two decades of practical experience in the field of repairing and building communities to analyze the current pattern of sprawl development, disassemble it into its elemental components, and present a process for transforming them into human-scale, sustainable elements. The techniques are illustrated both two- and three-dimensionally, providing users with clear methodologies for the sprawl repair interventions, some of which are radical, but all of which will produce positive results.|
|Working Windows, 3rd: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows||Terry Meany||This definitive book covers the operation, care, repair, and restoration of all kinds of wood windows, along with chapters on weather-stripping, repainting, and refinishing.|
|Liquid Leather Leather Touch Up Recolor Kit||Liquid Leather Leather Touch Up Recolor Kit
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Leather auto upholstery
7 x Intermixable colors
Grain paper packet
Color match guide
|The Electric Vehicle and the Burden of History||David Kirsch||The electric vehicle of historian David Kirsch's title is an old technology that seems ever on the verge of making a comeback. In the late 1890s, the electric engine competed with steam- and gasoline-driven engines to become the standard for automobile manufacturers, and it remained competitive for nearly a decade until, in the early 1900s, the internal-combustion engine captured the market. It did so for complex reasons, few of them, in Kirsch's account, having to do with purely technological issues. Enter the "burden of history," a fruitful notion that reminds us that deterministic ideas of why things are the way they are--for example, that the lead-acid battery held insufficient power to carry cars over long distances without recharging, thus ensuring the victory of the more easily replenished internal-combustion engine--are often only half-right, if that. Kirsch urges that those concerned with analyzing the wherefores of the past take into consideration multiple causes, and not always the most apparent ones. The automobile, he continues, is not simply a machine, but "a material embodiment of the dynamic interaction of consumers and producers, private and public institutions, existing and potential capabilities, and prevailing ideas about gender, health, and the environment." In short, the automobile is a system unto itself, and how it came to take its present form--unchanged in many respects for a hundred years--is a story that involves many episodes. Kirsch's account of some of those episodes provides a solid case study for students of technological history, and for those who press for new means of transportation in the new century. --Gregory McNamee|
|Brand Sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy||Martin Lindstrom||Did you know that the gratifying smell that accompanies the purchase of a new automobile actually comes from a factory-installed aerosol can containing "new car" aroma? Or that Kellogg's trademarked "crunch" is generated in sound laboratories? Or that the distinctive click of a just-opened jar of Nescafé freeze-dried coffee, as well as the aroma of the crystals, has been developed in factories over the past decades? Or that many adolescents recognize a pair of Abercrombie & Fitch jeans not by their look or cut but by their fragrance? In perhaps the most creative and authoritative book on how our senses affect our everyday purchasing decisions, global branding guru Martin Lindstrom reveals how the world's most successful companies and products integrate touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound with startling and sometimes even shocking results. In conjunction with renowned research institution Millward Brown, Lindstrom's innovative worldwide study unveils how all of us are slaves to our senses -- and how, after reading this book, we'll never be able to see, hear, or touch anything from our running shoes to our own car doors the same way again. An expert on consumer shopping behavior, Lindstrom has helped transform the face of global marketing with more than twenty years of hands-on experience. Firmly grounded in science, and disclosing the secrets of all our favorite brands, Brand Sense shows how we consumers are unwittingly seduced by touch, smell, sound, and more.|
|The Care of Fine Books||Jane Greenfield||Jane Greenfield, advisor in rare book conservation at Yale University Library, is a leading authority on preservation and repair. After attending the New York School of Applied Design, she operated her own bindery for several years, enabling her to write from an unusual level of both education and experience. Here she offers a concise yet thorough discussion of book construction, storage, handling, cleaning, and repair, as well as essential expert advice on how to properly store and handle books of value in order to protect them from fire, flood, theft, and common wear and tear. With a new introduction by bestselling author Nicholas A. Basbanes, this is an indispensable volume for bibliophiles of every description.|
|The 2000 Franchise Annual: 'The Original' Franchise Handbook and Directory||Ted Dixon||Since 1996 The Franchise Annual Directory has been the largest and most complete franchise directory available. Known as the "Bible of the Franchise World" the directory gives all the information you need to investigate before investing. It's guaranteed accurate at date of publication. There are separate American, Canadian, and Overseas sections as well as a complete summary of Federal, State and Provincial regulations. The annual includes 60 different categorical sections including such areas as: Accounting and Tax Services, Advertising and Direct Mail, Automobile Rental & Leasing, Automotive Lubrication & Tune Up, Automotive Transmission Repair, Building Products and Services, Carpet, Drapery and Upholstery Cleaning, Children's Products & Services, Computer, Electronics, Internet Services, Employment & Personnel, Entertainment, Florist Shops, Food Convenience, Baked Goods, Donuts & Pastry, Candy, Popcorn & Snacks, Ice Cream & Yogurt, Restaurant, Specialty Shops, Supermarkets, Formal Wear, Franchise Consultants & Services, Furniture Refinishing & Repair, Hairstyling & Cosmetics, Health Aids & Services, Home Furnishings: Retail, Sales, Rental & Services, Home Inspection, House/Pet Sitting Service, Jewelry, Laundry & Dry Cleaning, Lawn & Garden Care, Motels, Hotels, and Campgrounds, etc., etc. Franchisees benefit in many ways from joining a proven system. They enjoy collective buying power and receive financial guidance. All these assets add up to "risk reduction" and five the franchisee an enormous head start over starting a business alone. The handbook section contains: Dangerous contract terms from a franchisee's perspective, Disouted contract rights, recent trends, worldwide sources, useful assoications, investigative advice, and pages of questions to help the prospective franchisee invstigate: The Franchisor, Product, Service, Current Franchisees, Territory and The Contract. There are 4,357 total Listings 2,753 American Listings 1,081 Canadian Listings 523 Overseas Listings There are 570 completely NEW LISTINGS, which are marked with an asterisk (*). Each franchisor listing provides: Name of Outlet, Corporate Name, Address, Telephone and Fax Number, E-Mail, Web Site, Name of Contact. Full Description of business, Year Established, Year Started franchising, Number of Units Company Owned, Number of Units Franchised, Franchise Fee, Royalty, Total Investment, Whether or Not financing is available.|
|Fascial Release for Structural Balance||Thomas Myers and James Earls||Fascia, the soft tissue surrounding muscles, bones, and organs, plays a crucial role in supporting the body. By learning to intelligently manipulate it, a bodyworker or therapist can help clients with many chronic conditions, providing immediate pain relief as well as reducing ongoing aches and pains. In Fascial Release for Structural Balance, authors James Earls and Thomas Meyers—both respected bodywork professionals—argue that approaching the fascia requires “a different eye, a different touch, and tissue-specific techniques.” Designed for any bodywork practitioner using manual therapy, including physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, myofascial and trigger point therapists, and massage therapists, this book offers a detailed introduction to structural anatomy and fascial release therapy, including postural analysis, complete technique descriptions, and the art of proper assessment of a patient through “bodyreading.” Featuring 150 black-and-white photographs, Fascial Release for Structural Balance provides the information therapists need to give effective treatments and create long-lasting, systemic change in clients’ shape and structure.|