Storey’s Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills: 214 Things You Can Actually Learn How To Do

Storey. Sept. 2020. 344p. ed. by ed. by Storey Publishing. ISBN 9781635861914. $29.95. REF
Pruning a shrub, French-braiding a horse’s tail, replacing a bicycle chain, milking a goat, or unclogging a drain—Storey has compiled skills that will apply to a variety of readers, from would-be farmers to people tackling home improvement. Descriptive language, numbered steps, and clear illustrations guide readers through creating herbal remedies, making beer, and more.
VERDICT Taking on everything from no-equipment-necessary foot massages to the relatively complex tiny shelter on wheels, this one will appeal to DIYers. Particularly useful for rural libraries.
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