New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual-Editors of Reader's Digest

  • Title: New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual
  • Author: Editors of Reader's Digest
  • Released: 1991-09-01
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  • Pages: 528
  • ISBN: 0895773783
  • ISBN13: 978-0895773784
  • ASIN: 0895773783

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From Publishers Weekly This complete revamping of what is perhaps the champion of do-it-yourself guides, surveying almost everything under your roof and some of what lies beyond, has managed to retain all of its classic virtues without adding unnecessary pages. Rewritten, redesigned and newly illustrated, the upgraded edition also includes more color, improving the legibility of its explanatory drawings. New materials, techniques and tools are examined and explained with Reader's Digest 's customary clarity and thoroughness. For example, a chapter on electricity discusses track lighting, ceiling fans and telephones; the consumer who wonders what's going on inside his phone can see exactly what it looks like and consider how to deal with minor adjustments and repairs. The volume is also geared to the new breed of homeowners who admit to some degree of manual incompetence. They can learn how to deal with professionals without feeling intimidated and how to untangle the proper codes and regulations for major work. $400,000 ad/promo.
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From Library Journal This profusely color-illustrated volume is an excellent update to the popular Reader's Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual (Reader's Digest Assn., dist. by Random, 1973). The book's intended audience is the occasional do-it-yourselfer with basic to intermediate skills. The coverage is comprehensive, though not overly detailed. Each chapter profiles a particular component of "doing it yourself," and discusses emergency repairs, various tools, fasteners, and building materials before moving into procedures on "how to use." User safety and environmental protection are stressed throughout. The format of the book lends itself to exploration. This update is recommended for public and academic libraries owning the original and desiring a worthy successor, or for those with interest in the area.
- Alex Hartmann, Bloomsburg Univ. Lib., Pa.
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