LED Light Reviews

LED Light ReviewsLED lighting seems to be the wave of the future – or the present if you consider how widespread the technology is even today. The standard Light-Emitting Diode, or LED, consists of a diode which produces light when activates by sufficient voltage. This causes dormant electrons in the electron hole to reform and produce light, where the color of the light is dependent on the semiconductor’s band gap. There’s plenty of technical information to read on the topic, but here you’ll be able to find reviews for several different LED light systems, including one designed for growing plants.

The Cree 9.5 watt bulb actually shows us how far LED technology has come since the late 1960s when it was first introduced to the public. This bulb, which uses only a fraction of the energy demanded by incandescent light bulbs, also produces nearly 800 lumens worth of light. Compared to a 60 watt incandescent bulb which produces only 540 lumens, a value which will decrease steadily as the filament gets closer to burning through, it’s clear which is the more energy efficient option. The only thing about the Cree 9.5 watt bulb is its cost – about $9.97 per bulb.

Considering the fact you can run that bulb for a year at a cost of about $1.14, many LED bulbs will pay for themselves over the life of the bulb. The new 3W Extreme LED system from Diamond Series LEDs comes in a wide variety of power levels, from 100w total all the way up to 800w. The 100w units can actually be daisy-chained together to create a single lighting element with an ever increasing amount of power behind it. They are excellent growing lights for indoor or outdoor use, but they do come with a hefty price tag. You might want to check here if you’re looking for cheaper LED grow lights.

LED Light ReviewsThe G7 Power Incline bulb looks pretty good from a consumer’s point of view. It comes with an amazing 10 year warranty which guards against all defects in manufacturing, which is admittedly a better warranty than most other bulb makers are offering. To top that off, the bulb produces omnidirectional light, which is to say it expels light in all directions when active, rather than just out of the top or in uneven points around the diameter of the bulb. This simple bulb which works indoors or outdoors and requires no additional ventilation also runs for less than $10 at most retailers.

Right now, these are three of the best LED light bulbs you can find on the market. While the second is a specialized system for growing plants and therefore far more expensive than the first or second bulb, it too represents top of the line technology with respects to its specific application. All of these bulbs are excellent when used for their intended purposes, and if you haven’t already, replacing any old and costly incandescent bulbs around your home with newer LED varieties is pretty much guaranteed to lower your monthly electricity bill. The initial cost can be scary for people used to getting bulbs for $2 though.

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Best Books for Your Health

Health books are not just about eating right. While having a healthy diet is important, it is not the end all and be all of health aspects. In order to live a lifestyle that works to the benefit of your body you need to cover fitness as well. To help, here are some of the best health related books on the market.

The End of Overeating

David Kessler, former head of the Food and Drug Administration, wrote The End of Overeating to help people understand how to change their relationship with food. Instead of simply pointing out the dangers of eating poorly, he approaches the information like a scientist. He shows readers why there are cravings for sugar, fat, and salt. Throughout the pages of the book he shows how relationships with certain foods form and how many Americans have become obsessed with food.

Like all addictions, breaking the bad food habit is not easy. Kessler takes the time to not only explain the relationships and why they are bad, but he also shows readers how to overcome the problem. There is a reward process and change can’t take place overnight, but it can be done.

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Must Read Motivational Books

Motivational books inspire and help those who might not be able to get help any other way. By definition they are designed to motivate the reader to make some sort of change in the way he lives, works, or behaves. With so many to choose from it can be difficult to know where to start. In order to help, here are some of the best motivational books of all times.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is known as one of the first motivational books ever to hit the market. Published in 1936, it has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. It was revised in 1981, offering updated language and reducing the number of sections from six to four.

In this book, Carnegie details techniques on handling people, ways to make people like you, how to change people without offending others, and steps to win others to your way of thinking. Over three quarters of a century later, it is still one of the most talked about motivational books available.

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The Power of Knowledge of Books

In no other way can a person travel to as many cities, worlds, and countries as quickly as through the pages of a book. Books magically transport readers on adventures they would normally never encounter. While opening the mind to a plethora of possibilities, the written work can also impart knowledge to those who seek it.

Because of the limitlessness of books, a reader can be easily transported to entirely new lands just by opening the cover. The written word can describe an entirely new realm where dragons speak and pixies rule. Other stories transport can transport the reader to real places on the planet, allowing them to walk the emerald green hills of Ireland while not leaving the comfort of their favorite chair. Nothing in the world has the power to spark the imagination quite like the written word.

Through the pages of a book, readers become conscious of others around them. Books have been known to open the eyes of those who peruse the pages to the plight of the less fortunate. Through these pages readers are opened to the conditions of the characters and their lives. This, in turns, shines a light on the pain and anguish that can be felt by someone living as the personalities in the story.

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Best Books on Business

Other than starting a business yourself, the best way to learn about business is to read the best books on the subject. You can learn a lot from blog posts, but at the end of the day books contain far more useful information. My home library is filled with books from great businessmen both of the past and of today, so narrowing the list down to just a few is really difficult. I think I have the perfect ones, finally! Here are my personal favorite books on business.

How to Get Rich –  Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis was a British multi billionaire and the owner of the magazine Maxim. He created an empire of magazine publishing in the UK and the US, as well as a few smaller countries. How To Get Rich tells his personal stories, his mistakes, and his advice for young and hungry entrepreneurs. He is also an amateur poet, and he writes like a true artist. I read the whole book in 2 days, because it was impossible to put down. This will without a doubt be one of the most enjoyable business books you will ever read.

The E-Myth Revisited

This book is all about being an entrepreneur. It details the dos and don’ts of really businessmen or woman’s life, and how to avoid the mistakes that everyone makes starting out. If you really take the advice to heart and do what he says, you will have a lot of success in what you do. It even has a section specifically for women entrepreneurs, and the unique challenges they face. Top Ladies Secret has similar advice for women that can really benefit a lot of female entrepreneurs!

Speaking of female entrepreneurs, Nicole Lapin’s book Boss B**** is a great resource for women looking to get in business. I have not personally read this book which is why I’m making this a subsection, but I have several female colleagues that recommend it. Between this book and this great website for women’s needs, you will have no problem kickstarting your entrepreneurial career!

Elon Musk – Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk is unique among modern business owners. While most people in business today are copying the same old ideas and trying to make a little more than the competition, Musk is reinventing whole industries. He has destroyed the monopoly that Boeing held over the US aerospace market, and has the single most recognizable electric car on the market, the Tesla. Elon Musks biography tells his story, starting as a prodigy in Africa, detailed his creation of PayPal, and chronicling the rise of SpaceX and Tesla, as well as his other projects. It shows the ugly as well as the good; how horrible he can be to some employees, how unfeeling and arrogant he often is; but that’s just how business works. There are some good, and some bad. Overall this book is a must-read for anyone who wants to going into business in the tech space.

Best Star Wars Novels

Best Star Wars NovelsI’ve been a Star Wars fan ever since I was a little kid. I was young when Episode I came out, and I was first in line at the theater for Episode VII and Rogue One. But there is so much more to the Star Wars Universe than just the movies. The games, comics, and books all work with the movies to tell a story, the scope of which is far greater than a 2 hour movie can convey. If you want your kids (or yourself!) to spend less time in front of the screen, consider checking out one of the many Star Wars novels from your bookstore! I’ll mostly be listing books written after 2014, as these are considered part of the canon Star Wars universe.

Rogue One: Catalyst 

If you want to know more about the magnificent and terrifying Death Star and the men behind creating it, I have the book for you. Catalyst focuses on the relationship of Director Krennic and Galen Erso, both main characters in the 2016 Rogue One movie. Galen is a brilliant engineer who was tricked by Imperial Director Orson Krennic into building the laser on the Death Star. It gives more context to the movie, and acts like a prequel to set up the action. It’s one of the best books in the new canon.

Inferno Squad

This novel was mostly written to set up the story mode of the new Battlefront II game, but it is a worthwhile novel of its own right. It tells the story of a secret Imperial special forces group who are tasked with taking down really violent rebels. They are the fittest, smartest, and best the Empire has to offer. They are so athletic that they inspired me to visit Peak Striker to pick up a racquet and spend some time outside, getting more fit myself! Books really can have a good influence on people.

Lost Stars

I’ve saved the best for last; Lost Stars is universally acknowledged to be the best book in the new canon. It tells the story of Thane and Ciena, two young children on a backwater world at the start of the Empire. They grow up together, join the Empire, and fight the rebellion and keep order. They train with the best in the Imperial Academy. You may not be able to train as hard as they do, but I’ve found playing tennis gives you a workout worthy of the Empire! Just as long as you have the right racquets for the game. However, over time they grow disillusioned with the Empire’s methods of dealing with people, and start to see the cruelty of the Emperor. Lost Stars is a romance, adventure, and science fiction novel all in one.

Star Wars is bigger than a series of movies. It is a universe filled with characters and stories too big to fit into a movie. The novels are the best way to dive into the massive pool of characters!

How to Ruin a Nice Walk!

How to Ruin a Nice Walk!If there’s one thing I am passionate about, it’s golf. Why is that? Because I am unable to master the game. When I was younger, I was a very, very good footballer. As a junior I represented my province in table tennis. I played A grade squash. I played basketball and coached women’s, men’s and junior teams. I play a mean game of tennis. I can hold my own at volleyball. I was a champion lawn bowler and I played cricket for many years, well into my 40’s. Whatever sport I have taken up I have excelled at. But golf? A most frustrating game and one in which I learnt a lot of swear words.

The playing of golf has some natural elements. You’ve heard the expression about a person being a natural sportsman. This holds true for golf as well and if you have good eye and hand coordination, then hitting the ball sweetly comes easy. But hitting the ball into the exact spot to take advantage of the layout of a particular fairway and then reading the green to putt the ball into a small hole is another level of the game.

When I started out playing the game, I bought a cheap set of clubs from a friend, bought a few balls, tees, gloves and joined a local social golf club. I started disastrously, to the extent that not many players wanted to be put into my group because of the number of strokes I took. The first round of 18 holes cost me 184 shots. Par was 73! I could see that this game was going to involve a lot more study and attention if I wanted to enjoy playing. And I did enjoy golf, even with such a dud round. The beautiful courses maintained to perfection, the flora and fauna in the roughs and around the putting green all made for a glorious day. It was just that the golf was ruining a good walk!

The more I played, the more I realised that the technology available in the equipment was rather mind boggling. You could buy titanium drivers, unique tees, and golf balls with scientifically developed cores that can make them spin, grip and go further. There was new material for gloves, putters that almost had sights to aim, buggies that were remote controlled, and electronic scorecards. Now a recent innovation allowed on golf courses are handheld and watch style GPS devices.

Arming myself with every possible aid that I thought would help my game, I did improve…sometimes. Golf is such a game that one day you can hit an 80 for the 18 holes then the next time, playing the same course, you come home with an 111! I only took advice from players that had a lower handicap than me. I made the big mistake of not taking some basic lessons and practising simple strokes like putting and chipping. There’s a saying that ‘You drive for show and putt for dough”. Very true. Sadly, due to travel commitments, I have been away from golf for over 5 years. That means a virtual restart of everything learnt so far. Fore!

The Future of Books

The Future of BooksIf you look at pictures of a woman in a kitchen taken 30 years ago, you might see her with an apron, hands covered in flour and an open recipe book on the workbench as she bakes another delicious creation. The book would be something like The Family Circle Cookbook and recipes would include roast lamb, chicken and beef recipes and how to make delicious soups, a somewhat lost art.

Fast forward to today and the woman or man in the kitchen will have replaced the book with an iPad, smartphone or a laptop. Instructional books seem to have gone the same way. Almost every book ever written is available on the internet through Amazon or a number of public, free, online libraries. Is the future of books a done deal?

Oddly enough, the death of the printed book has been greatly exaggerated. There was a period of time when Kindle and iPads cut deeply into hard copy book sales but there seems to have been a recovery. Statistics shows that over the past two years paperback books have increased in sales by about 10% annually. How can one explain this? Ebooks are being written by the thousand each day, but somehow, the digital book and the paperback have learnt to live comfortably side by side.

There is a famous bookshop that deals exclusively with old books, some more than 100 years old. They are collectors items. What is written in them may be accessed digitally via the internet but there’s nothing like the feeling of physically opening the cover of a book and feeling the pages between your fingers. You are transported back in time reading such a traditional, old book, more so than switching on your Kindle.

People still buy books from this old shop online and the owner mixes the electronic, modern age method of ordering with the age old method of wrapping and sealing. The protection of the books that he posts out is done by using a vacuum sealer to keep the book safe from atmospheric conditions and the then this sealed book is packaged further with cardboard before popping it into a padded postal bag. It matters not whether the book is a timeworn edition or a new release. The paper needs to be protected from the elements.

When you set aside an afternoon to do some reading how do you go about it? Do you shuffle through the paperbacks stacked in your bookcase and make a selection based on the blurb and the cover? Or do you switch on your iPad and Kindle and read your book digitally? It’s hard to get away from tried and true relaxation which includes holding a book in your hand while you lay back on your sofa or bed or on a banana lounge on the beach. You can allow your imagination to carry you to some exotic place and relate to the characters portrayed in the novel. Share their emotions page by page. If you use an electronic device, you will always be tempted to check your social page or the latest news. Books are here to stay.

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Top DIY books to help you ace at DIY jobs

Even if it is a simple table or bookshelf, making something on your own is a highly satisfying experience that cannot match with something you bought from the store. DIYs make you value your creation more, even if it is not valued as much, when you decide to sell it.

Creating things on your own involves some amount of physical and mental exertion, which makes you put additional value on the creation. And people do love handmade things. While craving to do things on your own is natural, you need to have some kind of guidance to make sure your work turns out well.

This is where books come in handy. DIY books are numerous in number, but not all of them are good enough. We have picked out a few quality ones you are sure to find useful.

Reader’s Digest’s Complete DIY Manual

This is undisputedly the classic king of all DIY manuals. Many homeowners have benefitted from the manual. For those who think that they can manage on their own without professional help, this book provides great service and is doing it since 1973. The book has been updated continuously to ensure all information is relevant and suitable for the present.

The Family Handyman and Reader’s Digest made an updated DIY manual published in 2005. The book practices an easy approach to DIY making it easy to perform the tasks. Having the right tools also helps in speeding up your project. The reciprocating saw found at http://jasonsawreviews.com/best-reciprocating-saw-reviews/for instance, is very useful for all kinds of DIY work at home or office. The book is a treasure trove of information in all kinds of jobs including woodworking, using power tools, masonry, plumbing, electricity and interiors.

Black & Decker Complete Photo Guide to Home Repair

This very effective book equals that of Reader’s Digest DIY manual. If you are looking to start your DIY journey or are already into it, this book is a definite addition to have. It provides answers to all the doubts and queries you have regarding repairs. It is actually difficult to find a subject that the book does not talk about.

And the best part of the book is of course the pictures. They are candid and practical making you attempt tasks, which you had earlier not given, thought to. Ensure you have a good tool set to undertake the more tough jobs. This awesome saw available at JasonSawReviews is the best tool for all types of cutting jobs on wood, metal etc.

Better Homes and Gardens – Big Book of Home How-To

This book is certainly a big improvement on the classic home improvement classics from Better Homes and Gardens. You can find around 200 undertakings all with systematic instructions, while the photos though not of the calibre of Black & Decker manage to be more of a practical nature.

The actual truth is all the above books provide the information you seek, but in different ways and as far as the ideal book is concerned, the book that makes you do your DIY task easily is of course the best one.

The Best Way to Save Our Books From The Apocalypse

book-1063328_960_720Recent events and some earlier posts here may have reminded you of the Apocalypse, whether you believe in the religious connotations of end-of-world scenarios or not. It does not matter what you believe at this stage. One thing that is a reality is that it is quite possible (to quote a line from a movie from this doomsday genre) that the world, as we know it, could end soon. Or as the Hebrew scholars (ancient or present day) insist, not for at least another thousand years. The opinions propagated by fundamentalists, no matter which religion they are affiliated to, don’t count because if you are well-read, you will know that much of what they say (or do) is not informed in a scholarly or literary way.

Books preserve history

There are two poignant moments from two post-Apocalypse movies from the same production crew which have books as its subject matter. In The Day After Tomorrow, sensible survivors are gathering together hundreds of books to add as fuel to a hot fire that is going to keep them alive during the big freeze. They are riding out the storm in New York City’s public library. After being questioned why he has set aside this particularly large, well-bound and ancient book, a confirmed atheist states that with the Bible, all human history can start life over again.

The second scene takes place in a small cockpit within the bowels of a modern-day Noah’s ark after the world has been destroyed as predicted through ancient Mayan prophesies. A brilliant, young scientist remarks that while this particularly modest but no less optimistic adventure story received no acclaim or interest from the literary and general public, this small tome would live on in history as the first printed book of the new age into which his fellow scientist and love interest and thousands of other saved souls were heading.

 

The world’s first book

church-1024315_960_720Although these are only stories, it is the salt from which legends are born. And the most famous medium through which so many tales of adventure, survival and heroism have been told throughout the centuries since the printing press printed the first Bible remains the good old fashioned book. What if there was an apocalyptic event then? How would we be able to preserve and save all our treasure troves of stories, history and just plain old good advice? Here’s a novel idea; purchase a thick, heavy-duty water and fire-proof metal gun-safe, a large one, mind you, so that you can squeeze at least a thousand books into it.

Novel or not, much like the books themselves, this is all food for thought. Perhaps we could talk to our federal government or local municipality about creating a Fort Knox just for books and manuscripts.

 

This idea may seem amusing to some, but book lovers will attest to this necessity. What they will also tell their non-reading peers is this; no matter what may happen in the future, the stories and accounts they have read over the years, will, in any case, still be preserved with them.

5 Books that Can Help Keep You and Your Loved Ones Safe

first-aid-850486_1280Accidents and disasters may happen no matter how cautious we are. They can happen to any of your loved one so it is best to know at least basic of first aid and survival skills. Here we share with you some good reads on first aid, medical emergencies and other self-preservation topics.

  1. ACEP First Aid Manual, 5th Edition (DK First Aid Manual)

A potentially life-saving reference that you can keep in your house or in the car, the ACEP First Aid Manual provides step-by-step photographic guide on what to do in the event of an accident or injury. It covers 100 different first aid and medical emergency situations that range from sprains and strains to loss of consciousness to heart attack.

Each condition is explained carefully: the cause, signs and symptoms, and initial actions. You can also find practical advice on how to ensure a safe home, car and workplace. For example, you can find a section on how to choose convertible car seats; but for a more in-depth discussion on how to choose convertible car seats, you can visit sites like CarSeatExperts.com.

  1. Living Ready Pocket Manual – First Aid: Fundamentals for Survival

During an emergency, every second counts. This book provides step-by-step action plan that you can do to effectively stabilize the situation. It covers a wide range of first aid and emergency situations such as skin wounds, allergies, burns, hypothermia, dehydration, heatstroke, frostbite, fractures and more. This pocket manual also contains sections about how to pack survival first aid supplies and kits. Being pocket-sized, you can take this manual along with you when you go hiking, camping or in your car. Emergencies and disasters can happen anytime, but you can always prepare. Knowledge is still the best to ensure survival.

  1. Responding to Emergency: American Red Cross

If you have already completed first aid training course or if you’re in the healthcare field, you might find this book very helpful. It’s revised 2012 edition contains the latest in emergency first aid and cardiovascular care. It tackles advanced medical emergencies and is often used as reference for first aid courses.

  1. The Survival Medicine Handbook: A Guide for When Help is Not on the Way

jetski-655554_1280What if an emergency happens and you can’t call 911? This book prepares you for such an eventuality. Unlike standard first aid books, this survival handbook assumes that there is no help available in case of a disaster. It enables anyone, even without medical training, to handle illness or injuries. It equips you with tools and skill set needed in circumstances where medical help is unavailable. The survival book is written in a friendly English language so anyone can understand it.

  1. The American Red Cross First Aid and Safety Handbook Paperback

This rather outdated (originally printed in 1992) self-preservation handbook covers the course materials used by the American Red Cross. It provides useful information at how to treat different first aid emergencies. The book contains a wealth of information that you can apply in first aid situations. Some sections tackle how to stay safe: at home, at school, in the workplace, or in your car.

Bookworms Also Need to Stretch a Little

fitness-956645_1280We must confess that most of us here are bookworms. We read at every opportunity we can get, even sneaking in a few pages here and there at our office desk or at the dinner table.

Because we are so engrossed in what we are reading, we can’t help ourselves and everything else goes to pot.

We’ve let the pot or kettle boil over on the stove on more than one occasion because the page we were busy with caused us to forget. Many of us have also forgotten how quickly time flies after spending two or more absorbing hours with our beloved book and our feet curled up on our favorite settee.

A noble pursuit

While we are so busy getting our three or four-time daily fix, something else also goes to the dogs. Our bodies. Those few hours spent reading, having already cut into our work schedule and housework routine, has left us with no time to get out and exercise. It’s a bit of a conundrum, because if you are an avid reader, you’ll be able to relate. People who love reading say that it helps them to relax. It de-stresses the mind.

But because it barely gets to move about, the body becomes quite stiff. As a regular reader, you know that feeling when you finally clap the book shut and stretch those limbs as far as possible. You are, oh so, stiff, but thankfully not sore. Before continuing any further about why bookworms need to shut the covers every once in a while and give their bodies some time out, we’d just like to remind you that there is absolutely no shame in being a bookworm. In fact, it’s a noble and commendable quality to have.

Carrying the tome

At this point we don’t need to explain why this is so. You already know. Now, where exercise is concerned, you don’t need to pack it all out on a heavy-handed punching bag. Where reading is concerned, your intellect knows no limits. But be reminded that no matter what age you are or what size waist you wear, your body has limits. So, go gently into the night (or morning or afternoon, whichever time works best for you).

Let’s just say that you register with the local gym. You’ll soon see that there are kindred spirits among the sweaty throng, pedaling furiously on their stationary bicycles with a book folded open in front of them. If you really must read while taking a gentle or brisk walk through your favorite park, by all means, pack your book under your arm. But be warned, you may just meet the love of your life. Whoever passes you by along the pathway may just be carrying a heavy tome too.

It was also written somewhere that opposites attract. But don’t mind that. What better way can there be to meet someone who has the same interests in life that you do by joining a book club or attending a book launch. When you do that, leave the car behind.

Books to Travel With

Most of us are lucky enough to be able to take a vacation once a year. Others may only be able to take a weekend break away from home every once in a while. But we believe that most people do not make enough time to sit down and read solidly for just one hour every day. Over time, we have expounded on the reasons why people should read and in the main, the benefits of reading, no matter what genre is being covered. Today we are going to take the road less travelled in the hope that at some stage you’ll have an opportunity to get away from it all.

Pack some books for the road trip

Many Americans love road trips. Because the budget does not yet allow for it yet, there are no overseas trips are on the horizon. Those who have trucks or SUV’s usually love their vehicles and would grab any opportunity to test them on the open road. Before leaving, there is much planning and packing to be done. Firstly; where to go. Secondly; what to take with.

We’d like to suggest that no matter where you’re heading, pack a few books. And when planning your itinerary, try to schedule at least one hour of reading time each day. Seek inspiration in everything you do.  For inspiration during the journey, read a little to build a mental library for while you are driving. And should you be driving at night, make sure that your truck is equipped with a battery-powered LED light bar. Ideally, like the battery in your car, the light battery should be long-lasting. There are other accessories you’ll need for your road trip but if you visit websites such as this one, you’ll soon get a clear picture of what’s necessary and what can be left behind.

Pack in stories that will inspire you

Now that you’ve got all your travelling gear and car accessories sorted out, what sort of books should you be taking with you? Space being at a premium, there should be enough room for at least four books. Make sure that they are pliable, soft-covered publications. They are easier to pack. Your trip is all about seeking inspiration and stimulating your thoughts while driving or hiking. Books that are likely to bring out the best in you can be selected from a variety of genres.

Pick out a biography on one famous person you admire at the moment. Depending on your religious beliefs, take with you a book that could motivate you in the spiritual sense. Instead of taking out a popular fiction novel, take with you one of the great all-American classics in which the moral of the story’s tale leads you to be inspired.

Go with your gut

We could suggest dozens of titles for you, but we are going to leave that choice to you. Go with your gut, or visit your library or search well-publicized bookseller lists to gather some ideas if you don’t have a clear idea in mind yet. And then take the road less travelled, not forgetting to read in between.

Books Worth Saving

Books Worth SavingThough the Internet has seriously changed the way information is distributed throughout the world, there was a time not too long ago when books were the main go to for people who wanted to learn something. Sure, there were and still are magazines and newspapers for people looking to learn the latest trends or what’s happening in their country or around the world, but these aren’t the same as books loaded with useful information. Because books are so useful as stores of knowledge which allows that information to be retrieved at any time, there are some books which are just worth saving.

This is in spite of the fact so much text is digitized and read from the opposite side of a computer monitor these days. Books can be read even without electricity, which is probably the only reason they haven’t completely disappeared from the world yet. Getting back to books worth saving, perhaps it’s more accurate to say information worth saving. Consider medical texts that tell us about human anatomy and physiology, or the various diseases and sicknesses which can malign a person and how to treat those illnesses effectively. Such information is really invaluable when you stop to think about it.

If that is understood, then it makes sense that medical books would be books worth saving. There are other books like this too. What about books which describe the manufacture of various tools, as well as the ways to use those tools to create other things, maybe even other tools which could be used for further projects? Just have a look at http://beltsanderworld.com/ for an example. If there weren’t shop and technical education classes that taught kids how to use devices like these growing up, would they even know how to use them? Would they even know what they were for?

book savingInstructional manuals and technical guides are some of the most informative texts possessed by the human race. They contain information learned through years, decades, perhaps even centuries of experimentation, application and learning. These bits of information are also the things people tend to take for granted today, in a world where information of all kinds is so easy to get with a quick Internet search. What if there was no Internet? There are people alive today who can tell you about what life was like without it. Your parents might even know, if you’re not a younger person.

Repair manuals are another treasure people take for granted. If we really end up in Mad Max times like the old (and new) movie depicts, knowing how to fix up an old engine, drain a carburetor or reset a timing chain can only help, and you won’t just be able to look that knowledge up with a fast search. This is probably a better example than the Belt Sander World one, because more people drive around than use belt sanders on a day to day basis. But whatever knowledge you’re trying to find, the odds are good it can be found in books, and that’s the main point here.