• Domestic animals & pets
      April 2017

      The Large Puppy Book for Families

      by Hester M. Eick

      Children and dogs living together in harmony Do you already enjoy a colourful family life at home, but still don’t want to miss out on having a puppy? With this book, you won’t have to! Hester M. Eick knows what kind of puppy will be the best for your family, and which breed will be the most suitable for your home. She gives you tips for the initial period for getting to know one another, and explains how the whole family can contribute to proper feeding, care and training, and what general principles you ought to follow. Case studies and stories from real-life situations show you how you can actively organise everyday activities with your child(-ren) and puppies, and enjoy all the ensuing fun at home in a suitably relaxed fashion.

    • Domestic animals & pets
      September 2017

      Brain Games for Dogs

      by Christina Sondermann

      Puzzle games made quickly and easily For a well-adjusted and happy dog, mental exercise is just as important as the daily walk. In this book, you’ll find many creative ideas for mental exercises that you can quickly and easily try out at home, and present your dog with a real challenge. Discover how much puzzle fun there is in everyday objects, and how you can transform an existing game into a completely new game experience – endless fun guaranteed!

    • The natural world, country life & pets
      September 2017

      Trees and Humans

      by Rudi Beiser

      The medicinal properties, myths and cultural history of our trees The special relationship between people and trees goes back thousands of years. Trees provide medicine, nutrition, protection and shelter, and they were also an inspiration for enlightenment and the residence of gods and spirits. Here, Rudi Beiser shares his incomparable knowledge and takes you with him on an exciting journey through forest and cultural history, myths and legends, and customs and healing. He examines 34 of our most important tree species, from the delicate birch to the venerable oak and the dark fir, and reveals special recipes for tree remedies and culinary delights.

    • Domestic animals & pets
      October 2017

      Superfoods for Chickens and Other Poultry

      by Wilhelm Bauer

      Whether chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, doves, quails or other poultry, they will all take to fresh, homemade feed. The trend is towards domestic and healthy “superfoods”, which not only offer your poultry a change of diet, but also boost their immune system and sensitive digestive tract. From herbs, fruits and vegetables to grain, seeds and nuts, and also minerals, oils and food leftovers – in this book, you’ll find out which superfood is best suited to which purpose, and how you can best collect, process and store the food over long periods.

    • Domestic animals & pets
      August 2017

      Natural Healing for Rabbits and Rodents

      by Nadine Fahrenkrog

      Everything you need to know about the most common ailments affecting rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats, mice, chinchillas and degus, compactly and succinctly presented. Learn to recognise symptoms accurately, and know the correct dosage for homeopathic remedies, essences and herbal remedies, so that you can treat the most important ailments quickly and reliably!

    • Gardening
      June 2017

      The perfect lawn

      by Christa Lung

      You too can attain a perfect lawn – for many garden owners, a rich green, healthy lawn is essential as a “wellness oasis”. Set out on the path to a creating a dream lawn, with all the necessary steps from sowing to lawn thatching. With this guide, you’ll also be able to recognise and deal with any pests and diseases in your new lawn. Find out what you need to know about maintaining a lawn or establishing a new one, with detailed maintenance steps throughout the year.

    • Domestic animals & pets
      June 2017

      Impulse Control for Herding and Shepherd Dogs

      by Christiane Schnepper

      Herding and shepherd dogs are well known for their impulsiveness. These intelligent and resilient dogs have a great need for physical and mental wellbeing, and as such often present a considerable challenge for their owners. This book will help you to understand your dog’s impulsive behaviour, and gives you valuable practical guidelines on how you can train your dog in keeping with its own needs.

    • Gardening
      June 2017

      Greenhouse & Plant Nursery

      by Eva Schumann

      Regardless of whether you’re a beginner or an experienced self-sufficiency enthusiast, here you’ll find precise, easy-to-understand information on fitting out and maintaining a greenhouse and plant nursery. Along with a consideration of basic aspects such as climate, water and soil, the book will give you detailed information about planting vegetables and herbs, along with valuable tips for growing the young plants according to a schedule. Detailed information will help you to recognise plant diseases and treat them accordingly. One very practical aspect is that all the working steps are arranged according to the months of the year, to make it easier for you to grow plants in your greenhouse and nursery.

    • Gardening
      June 2017

      Growing Vegetables and Flowers from Your Own Seeds

      by Heidi Lorey

      Would you like to collect seeds from your own garden? Here you’ll find out how it’s done – all the working steps from sowing and maintenance of the plants to seed ripening. Vegetable varieties, summer flowers and herbaceous perennials are presented in brief profiles, and the most important information is presented in summary form. Clear, concise tables show you how long the seeds remain viable, and which plant families they belong to. Practical tips help highlight basic botanical features and characteristics.

    • Gardening
      June 2017

      My Flower Garden

      by Mascha Schacht

      Whether you want to dig, water, prune and get plenty of exercise all year round, or have only a little room for floral splendour, or whether you just want to create a small flowering paradise with your children, or become a floral specialist yourself – just do whatever takes your fancy! We have the inspiration and the professional knowledge, and you’ve got the enthusiasm to take on something really special. And here’s the first guidebook that you can have close at hand the whole time that doesn’t prescribe stock solutions!

    • Gardening
      June 2017

      Growing Bell Peppers and Chillies

      by Eva Schumann

      40 varieties for the garden and balcony Do you love chillies and bell peppers, and have you always wanted to grow them? – they look and taste great! Choose from a colourful range of varieties and find out how your plants on the balcony or in the garden will grow really well, including tips on natural health maintenance. As well as their appearance and tanginess, chillies and peppers have another virtue: they’re full of valuable active substances such as Vitamin C, and contain hardly any calories. The delicious international recipes provided in the book will whet your appetite even further.

    • Domestic animals & pets
      January 2018

      Your First Bee Colony – Step By Step

      by Jean Riondet

      Bee expert Jean Riondet will tell you everything you need to know, drawing from his wealth of experience as a beekeeper: How is a bee colony organised, and what do you need to look out for all year round? How much space do you need, and what equipment? What can you do about diseased bees, and how can you get them to produce honey?

    • The natural world, country life & pets
      November 2017

      Feeding Birds All Year Round

      by Norbert Schäffer | Anita Schäffer

      Would you like to feed birds all year round? This guide provides a sound basis on this topic, presenting the current state of research, and various arguments for and against. The experienced authors explain how to get things right – suitable feed, the birds’ preferences, different requirements over the course of the year, tips on feed and where to buy it, feeding places and homemade feed. There is a special emphasis on bird-friendly, near-natural garden design. Here you’ll find out what you need to know about the most suitable plants, planting plans and how you can provide natural feed, nesting opportunities and avian hideaways in your garden. Profiles of 35 garden birds show you where they live, their natural nutrition and what feed they are most likely to take.

    • Gardening
      January 2018

      Growing Perennial Vegetables

      by Philippe Collignon | Bernard Bureau

      With perennial vegetables, you’ll save time, money and effort, because after just one planting you’ll be able to enjoy your own fresh vegetables year after year. Whether in the garden or on the balcony, with the experienced authors’ helpful instructions and practical tips, there’ll be nothing to hold you back from planning your own sustainable vegetable garden.

    • Gardening
      March 2018

      The Pruning Handbook

      by Heiko Hübscher | Heinrich Beltz | Gerd Großmann | Helmut Pirc

      This comprehensive book combines all the pruning techniques for garden trees and shrubs into one volume. You’ll find out how to prune your ornamental shrubs and fruit trees properly, learn perfect rose pruning according to rose classes, and also the various pruning methods for topiaries. Once you’ve mastered the professional techniques for pruning forsythias, apple trees, roses and box hedges, etc., you’re sure to be successful.

    • Gardening
      January 2018

      My Self-Sufficiency Garden

      by Magdalena Kühn

      Leni manages an organic farm with 18 dairy cows in the Alpine foreland – and she knows what it means to provide for herself and her family. Through the year, she shows you what you need to do in the garden: sowing seed, planting and care and maintenance, but also harvesting and processing, in order that what our grandparents knew about self-sufficiency won’t be forgotten.

    • Domestic animals & pets
      April 2018

      BARF Feeding for Dogs

      by Julia Fritz

      Raw Food for Dogs All about raw food Here, you’ll find out everything you need to know about feeding dogs the right raw food: the benefits and drawbacks for both dogs and their owners of feeding dogs fresh meat, what dogs need for a balanced daily ration, how you can draw up feeding plans yourself based on your dog’s nutritional needs, what’s behind everyday feeding myths, and more. Sample feeding plans for different weight classes and activity levels round off the book. Scientific facts based on the latest research give valuable background knowledge for all those who want to know more – factual, objective and critical.

    • Handicrafts, decorative arts & crafts
      March 2018

      Soap Making

      by Petra Neumann

      This sound reference work with 33 detailed, illustrated formulations range from herbal soap and vegan almond milk oils to soap lime for swirls will introduce you to the high art of soap making. Start with the basic principles for equipment and techniques, and develop a sense for fragrance and colour. Take a look at the effects and chemistry of fats and oils, and find out how additives act on tactile qualities and lather quality.

    • Domestic animals & pets
      January 2018

      My Dog - My Friend

      by Justina Lempe

      In this informative and richly illustrated guide on dog keeping and training, you’ll find out what you need to know – how dogs think, how they learn, what you can teach your dog and how you can provide it with both physical and mental challenges. Justina Lempe knows what she’s talking about, and knows the problems that adolescents can face with their dog – at 14, she first had her now five-year-old Labrador Vargen, and so she can speak from experience.

    • Gardening
      January 2018

      Growing Organic Vegetables

      by Ortrud Grieb

      This book provides answers to all the questions regarding the vegetable beds, from sowing to harvest: What role does climate play, and what can be grown in the soil? What tools are required for watering, cutting back or mulching? How can you best use organic fertiliser and useful animals? How do crop rotations or mixed cultures function, with herbs, all standard vegetable species and many ancient and hardy varieties.

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