With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to transform everyday furniture into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. Annie Sloan is a paint legend and one of the world's most popular experts in the field of decorative painting. In Colour Recipes for Painted Furniture and more, Annie presents 40 new projects and ideas, showing you the easy way to update tired furniture and transform your home. Working with her own range of chalk paints, Annie shows how to mix colours and how to achieve certain looks. Whether your taste is for colourful boho chic or restrained Swedish hues, cosy and comforting rustic shades, a modern and contemporary approach or an elegant French look, here you will find a project to suit you. Start off by mastering the simple art of colourwashing, and work your way up to transfer printing, gilding, stencilling and glazing. There are even instructions for dyeing fabric using paint. As well as painting furniture, the projects range from a staircase painted in a rainbow of colours to stencilled walls, transforming floors with a coat of paint to dyeing linen curtains and even painting a vintage chandelier. Throughout the book, Annie offers expert tips, techniques, shortcuts and guidance, showing you the easy way to create a stylish home.
What do chalk, limestone and marble have in common? They are all composed of calcium carbonate with the chemical formula CaCO3. The diversity of uses of this mineral are just as multifarious as the diversity of its compounds encountered in nature. Calcium Carbonate - From the Cretaceous Period into the 21st Century presents all the facets of this white mineral, thereby uniting the entire world of calcium carbonate within its covers - its geology, art history, extraction and processing and, self-evidently, its uses in modern industry. The most important limestone deposits, the role of marble in antiquity, and the characteristics of calcium carbonate as a pigment and filler for paper, plastics and paints, are all presented in a concise, readily understandable form. This makes the book an invaluable companion in the day-to-day work of the specialist in industry and research, and it gives interested layman acces to the complex interdependencies of this fascinating mineral. In collaboration with Johannes Rohleder and Evelyn Kroker, (Ed.)
REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION Magnesium is an essential nutrient, indispensable to your health and well-being. By adding this mineral to your diet, you are guarding against—and helping to alleviate—such threats as heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, depression, arthritis, and asthma. But despite magnesium’s numerous benefits, many Americans remain dangerously deficient. Updated and revised throughout with the latest research, featuring an all-new Introduction, this amazing guide explains the vital role that magnesium plays in your body and life. Inside you will discover • newly available magnesium supplements that the body absorbs more efficiently• how calcium can increase the risk of heart disease—and how magnesium can lower it• a magnesium-rich eating plan as delicious as it is healthy• information on the link between magnesium and obesity• vitamins and minerals that work with magnesium to treat specific ailments• why paleo, raw food, and green juice diets can lead to magnesium deficiency• recent breakthroughs in magnesium’s medical and public perception The Magnesium Miracle, now more than ever, is the ultimate guide to a mineral that is truly miraculous.Praise for The Magnesium Miracle “Dr. Carolyn Dean has the best credentials for bringing solutions to those suffering from the hidden magnesium disorders that affect most of us. This book needs to be read by anyone wishing to improve their quality of life.”—Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., author of The Sinatra Solution: Metabolic Cardiology “Clearly written and packed with information . . . a comprehensive and well-referenced guide to the myriad benefits of magnesium.”—Carolyn DeMarco, M.D., author of Take Charge of Your Body: Women’s Health Advisor “Throughout this volume and with utmost clarity, Carolyn Dean presents invaluable recommendations—based on the latest magnesium research. Virtually every American can benefit.”—Paul Pitchford, author of Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition “Physicians and therapists have paid scant attention to this very important element, which is also involved in maintaining our good health. The massive evidence is here in this important book on magnesium. I am pleased to have been taking magnesium for so many years.”—Abram Hoffer, M.D., author of Putting It All Together: The New Orthomolecular Nutrition