This selection of titles is purely personal. These are
books which we have found useful in some way or have been recommended
to us. We hope you will enjoy or benefit from them too.
"The Powerwatch Handbook" by Alasdair&
excellent volume builds on and updates the information in the two volumes
below. Most importantly the information is now very easily accessible and
logically approached. A vital addition to your library.
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"Living with Electricity" and "Killing
Fields in the Home" by Alasdair Philips
Two small but essential volumes from Powerwatch.
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"Something in the Air" by Roger Coghill
A meaty tome, densely packed with fascinating and well-researched
material on all aspects of electromagnetism. Some challenging ideas to
ponder on! Buy direct from him at Coghill
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"CRC Handbook of Biological Effects of Electromagnetic
Fields" by Charles Polk & Elliot Postow (Editors)
Good background source material
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"Electromagnetic Fields : A Consumer's Guide
to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves" by B. Blake Levitt
& Blake B. Levitt
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"Warning : the Electricity Around You May Be
Hazardous to your Health" by Ellen Sugarman
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"A Review of Electromagnetic Fields Associated
with Motorised Appliances" Heath and Safety Executive
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Feng shui & environmental enhancement
"Feng Shui Handbook : How to Create a Healthier
Living and Working Environment" by Kam Chuen Lam & Lam
Highly recommended introductory manual.
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"The Power of Place : How Our Surroundings Shape
Our Thoughts, Emotions, and Actions" by Winifred Gallagher
A powerful, thought-shaping book!
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"The Healing Home" by Suzy Chiazzari
A good primer in home enhancement. A little lacking in depth but plenty
of ideas to get you started and seeking for more.
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"Feng-Shui" by Eva Wong
A classic. You can absorb a lot just by studying the photos and diagrams.
"Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui"
by Karen Kingston
Practical and sincere. Succeeds where others fail in making quick fix
tips into possible solutions.
"Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui" now
"The Healthy Home" by Gina Lazenby
"The Healthy Home" now
"Healthy Homes in a Toxic World : Preventing,
Identifying, and Eliminating Hidden Health Hazards in Your Home"
by Maury Breecher & Shirley Linde
Does exactly what it says on the label. Unfortunately has just become
unavailable in the UK but worth scouring bookshops for.
"Lighten Up: Free Yourself from Clutter"
by Michelle Passoff
If you have to have a book on clutter clearing this is the one. Packed
with sound sense plus all the American hype you would expect from the
queen of clutter clearing!
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Ergonomics & human factors
"The Design of Everyday Things" by
The examples are slightly dated now but it's still a classic with some
hilarious examples of poor design and excellent insights into the subject.
"The Design of Everyday Things" now
"Ergonomic Living : How to Create a User-Friendly
Home and Office" by Gordon Inkeles & Iris Schenke
Catch on to the ideas and concepts even if the technology examples are
a little old fashioned. Good, honest and practical common-sense.
"Ergonomic Living" now
"Bodyspace" by Stephen Pheasant
Good primer on the principles and practice of anthropometrics, workspace
design, sitting and seating, ergonomics in the office & home, and
health & safety at work. Useful data tables.
"Fitting the Task to the Human" by
Karl Kroemer & E. Grandjean
A practical handbook for creating working environments and practices to
improve performance, by taking account of how people really function.
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The Matrix Reloaded 
to a list of books on ergonomics
"Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity"
by Jakob Nielsen
The guru of web usability gurus. The content is brilliant - even if you
don't believe in it totally. But, like his own web site, does it fully
practice what it preaches? The fold-out jacket and bitty layout will annoy
some. Still a "must have"
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"PHP and MySQL Web Development"
by Luke Welling, Laura Thomson
An excellent and easy to follow introduction for anyone wanting create
and manage dynamic websites using PHP & MySQL. Absolute beginners
may find it challenging but none the less rewarding.
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"PHP and MYSQL for Dummies"
by Janet Valade
Perhaps the best choice for anyone new to programming. If you have a little
HTML knowledge and have created static web pages you'll soon be up and
running with some somple applications and ready to move on to more demanding
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"Windows XP Annoyances"
by David A. Karp
Not a web design book but essential if you are working
on a Windows XP machine! The latest in the excellent O'Reilly series.
Brilliant approach to making XP work for you rather than the other way
around. The earlier "Windows 98 Annoyances" paid for itself
over and over and I guess this will be no different!
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"Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003"
(Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Worth upgrading if only for the new features in Outlook.
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"Macromedia Studio 8"
Flash Professional 8, Dreamweaver 8, Fireworks 8, Contribute 3, and FlashPaper
The most comprehensive suite of tools for building professional web sites.
Now with much improved support for CSS styles and video.
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"The Complete Book of Colour" by
Practical information on ways to introduce colour into all areas of daily
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"Vital Colour" by Joanna Copestick
& Meryl Lloyd
Inspirational lessons in how to use colour to enhance a room's atmosphere.
The basics of colour theory, and the use of light, space, texture, materials
and proportion. Nice photos.
"Vital Colour" now
"Color - the Secret Influence" by
Fehrman & Fehrman
The basics of colour harmony and usage plus how colour affects us. Packed
with facts, Scholarly but very readable. Order
"Color - the Secret Influence" now
"The Colour Healing Home" Catherine
The principles of colour therapy how it can be applied to decorating the
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"Colour Healing Manual" Pauline Wills
A good DIY introduction to the nature and history of colour therapy.
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"Cultivating Sacred Space" by Elizabeth
Our favourite garden book. Inspiring, heartening and beautiful. A wonderful
lady, photographer and garden designer.
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"Derek Jarman's Garden" by Derek
Whatever you think of his films you can't fail to be moved and delighted
by this book and it's beautiful photographs by Howard Sooley. Brilliant.
"Derek Jarman's Garden" now
"The Timeless Way of Building" by
Introductory volume to Alexander's other works (A Pattern Language and
The Oregon Experiment) explains concepts fundamental to his original approaches
to the theory and application of architecture.
"The Timeless Way of Building" now
"A Pattern Language : Towns, Buildings, Construction"
by Christopher Alexander et al
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