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The Resource Home comforts : the art and science of keeping house, Cheryl Mendelson ; illustrations by Harry Bates

Home comforts : the art and science of keeping house, Cheryl Mendelson ; illustrations by Harry Bates

Label
Home comforts : the art and science of keeping house
Title
Home comforts
Title remainder
the art and science of keeping house
Statement of responsibility
Cheryl Mendelson ; illustrations by Harry Bates
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ranging from suggestions for the care of musical instruments to maintaining home safety, a celebration of and guide to the finer points of home-keeping offers a contemporary, creative, and positive take on a traditional subject
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mendelson, Cheryl
Dewey number
640
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TX145
LC item number
.M38 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bates, Harry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Home economics
  • Home economics
Label
Home comforts : the art and science of keeping house, Cheryl Mendelson ; illustrations by Harry Bates
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 847-855) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My Secret Life -- Easing into a Routine -- Neatening -- The Whys and Wherefores of Home Cooking -- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner -- Serving Meals -- Stimulating Beverages -- The Center of a Dwelling -- Kitchen Culture -- To Market, to Market -- Cold Comfort -- Bread and Honey -- Safe Food -- The Fabric of Your Home -- Transformations -- The Natural Fibers -- The Man-Made Fibers and Blends -- Fabrics That Work -- Carefully Disregarding Care Labels -- Gathering, Storing, and Sorting Laundry -- Laundering -- Drying the Laundry -- Ironing -- Folding Clothes and Linens -- How to Launder -- Tricky Items -- Common Laundry Mishaps and Problems -- Sanitizing the Laundry -- Removing Stains from Fabrics -- The Air in Your Castle -- Peaceful Coexistence with Microbes -- The Chemistry of Household Cleaning -- Aprons, Rags, and Mops -- Dust and Dust Mites -- Vacuuming, Sweeping, and Dusting -- Textile Furnishings -- Floors and Furniture of Wood and Woodlike Materials -- Resilient Floors -- Ceramic Tile Stone -- Man-Made Solid Surfaces and Other Plastics -- Bathrooms -- Pipes and Drains -- Walls, Ceilings, Woodwork, and Windows -- China and Crystal -- Metals -- Caring for Jewelry -- Kindly Light -- Fireplaces -- Some Quiet Occupations -- Sewing -- Caring for Books -- Music -- Images and Recordings -- Home Offices and Computers -- Pets -- The Cave of Nakedness -- Beds and Bedding -- Closets for Clothes and Linens -- Being Prepared -- Fire -- Electrical Safety -- Slips and Falls -- Further Miscellaneous Safety Rules -- Poisons, Hazardous Substances, and Proper Disposal of Hazardous Household Wastes -- Additional Safety Measures for Children -- Understanding Your Castle -- Too Late to Say You're Sorry -- Promises, Promises -- Domestic Employment Laws -- Working with Household Help -- Insurance -- Fond Records. rc
Control code
733794
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 884 pages
Isbn
9780743272865
Lccn
2005279528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743272865
  • (OCoLC)60192320
Label
Home comforts : the art and science of keeping house, Cheryl Mendelson ; illustrations by Harry Bates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 847-855) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My Secret Life -- Easing into a Routine -- Neatening -- The Whys and Wherefores of Home Cooking -- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner -- Serving Meals -- Stimulating Beverages -- The Center of a Dwelling -- Kitchen Culture -- To Market, to Market -- Cold Comfort -- Bread and Honey -- Safe Food -- The Fabric of Your Home -- Transformations -- The Natural Fibers -- The Man-Made Fibers and Blends -- Fabrics That Work -- Carefully Disregarding Care Labels -- Gathering, Storing, and Sorting Laundry -- Laundering -- Drying the Laundry -- Ironing -- Folding Clothes and Linens -- How to Launder -- Tricky Items -- Common Laundry Mishaps and Problems -- Sanitizing the Laundry -- Removing Stains from Fabrics -- The Air in Your Castle -- Peaceful Coexistence with Microbes -- The Chemistry of Household Cleaning -- Aprons, Rags, and Mops -- Dust and Dust Mites -- Vacuuming, Sweeping, and Dusting -- Textile Furnishings -- Floors and Furniture of Wood and Woodlike Materials -- Resilient Floors -- Ceramic Tile Stone -- Man-Made Solid Surfaces and Other Plastics -- Bathrooms -- Pipes and Drains -- Walls, Ceilings, Woodwork, and Windows -- China and Crystal -- Metals -- Caring for Jewelry -- Kindly Light -- Fireplaces -- Some Quiet Occupations -- Sewing -- Caring for Books -- Music -- Images and Recordings -- Home Offices and Computers -- Pets -- The Cave of Nakedness -- Beds and Bedding -- Closets for Clothes and Linens -- Being Prepared -- Fire -- Electrical Safety -- Slips and Falls -- Further Miscellaneous Safety Rules -- Poisons, Hazardous Substances, and Proper Disposal of Hazardous Household Wastes -- Additional Safety Measures for Children -- Understanding Your Castle -- Too Late to Say You're Sorry -- Promises, Promises -- Domestic Employment Laws -- Working with Household Help -- Insurance -- Fond Records. rc
Control code
733794
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 884 pages
Isbn
9780743272865
Lccn
2005279528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780743272865
  • (OCoLC)60192320

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