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Cottage Bible

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ISBN-10: 1550464590

ISBN-13: 9781550464597

Edition: 2007

Authors: Gerry Mackie, Laura Elise Taylor

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Boston Mills Press
Publication date: 9/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Introduction
Getting to Know Your Lake
Lake origins
Lake anatomy
Important features of your lake
Watersheds
Flooding
Lake health and water quality
Environmentally friendly cleaners
Assessing water quality, part 1: Physical characteristics
Assessing water quality, part 2: Chemical characteristics
Assessing water quality, part 3: Creature characteristics
Assessing water quality, part 4: Animal indicators
Acid rain
Water hardness
Wetlands
Boating
Canoes
Kayaks
Maintaining canoes and kayaks
Windsurfers
Steering your windsurfer
Motorboats
Winterizing your boat and motor
More water fun
Essential knots
Navigating big lakes
Weather
Lightning and thunder
Rainbows
Wind and waves
Wake
Shoreline erosion
Building a dock
Types of docks
Dock damage
Swimming
Water temperature
Sandy beaches
The toe-tanglers: aquatic plants
Your swimming companions
What's in an average glass of lake water?
Swimming fun and safety
Swimming games
A swim to the island or the other shore
Body surfing waves
Snorkeling and scuba diving
Diving
Fishing
Where, when and how to fish
The basic tackle
Live bait for lake fishing
Gathering and farming worms
How to fish
Preparing your catch
Flyfishing basics
Your winged competition
About the fish
Unwelcome invaders
Smart fishing
Safe eating
Ice fishing
Living with Wildlife
American black bear
The ungulates
Dog kin: wolves, coyotes and foxes
Cat kin: lynx and bobcat
Raccoons
Hares and cottontails
Weasels, skunks and musky allies
Beavers
The busy beaver
Porcupines
Chipmunks and other small rodents
Shrews and moles
Bats
Snakes
Cottage bird life
Hunted birds
Hunting birds
Noises in the night
Insect-eating birds
Making a birdhouse
Nocturnal bugs
Biting bugs
Stinging bugs
Spiders
Unwelcome cottage visitors
Snails and slugs
Living with wildlife
Poisonous, noxious, nuisance plants
Foreign invaders
Edible wild plants
Mushrooms
Cottage Operations
Buying your cottage
Basic tools and hardware
Septic systems
Basic plumbing: toilet problems
Mending pipes
Water sources
Foot valve menace: zebra and quagga mussels
Potable water at the cottage
Powering your cottage
Let there be light
Woodstoves
Firewood
The importance of forests
Firewood, lumber or nuisance?
Woodpeckers
Cottage projects
Remote access
Basic first aid kit
Basic first aid kit for pets
Plant remedies
Lost in the woods
Campfires
The Other Seasons
The annual temperature cycle
Fog Closing the cottage: a checklist
Packing up the kitchen
Sure signs of fall
Autumn colors
Favorite fall tress
Hibernators
The hardy ones
Winter at the lake
Birds at the winter feeder
Animal tracks in the snow
Ice
Nasty ice
Ice terminology
Ice safety
Fun on the ice
Fun in the snow
Sure signs of spring
Opening the cottage: a checklist
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Credits
Index