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Building Adirondack furniture is a time-honored craft. Sturdy and rustic, this furniture can be a beautiful addition to any indoor decor, although it's most often used to set the scene outdoors. There, the furniture is subjected to a lifetime of abuse. Yearly it moves from somewhere hidden away (probably dark and musty winter storage) to front-and-center on the summer stage. Now, hour after hour it is beaten on by intense UV light, drenched in driving rains, then fried again in the summer sun.
<b>Investigation techniques and analytical methodologies for addressing microbial contamination indoors</b> <p> Microbial contamination indoors is a significant environmental and occupational health and safety problem. This book provides fundamental background information on fungal and bacterial growth indoors as well as in-depth, practical approaches to analyzing and remedying problems. The information helps investigators, laboratory managers, and environmental health professionals properly use state-of-the-science methods and correctly interpret the results. With chapters by expert microbiologists, mycologists, environmental professionals, and industrial hygienists, <i>Sampling and Analysis of Indoor Microorganisms</i> is a multidisciplinary, comprehensive reference on advanced approaches, covering: <ul> <li>Microbiological problems in a water-damaged environment <li>Indoor construction techniques and materials that impact environmental microbiology <li>Microbial ecology indoors, airborne bacteria, genetic-based analytical methods, and statistical tools for microorganism analysis <li>Microbiological sampling approaches <li>Mold removal principles and methods, including specialized microbial remediation techniques for HVAC systems, legionellas and biofilms, and sewage contamination <li>A forensic approach toward the assessment of fungal growth in the indoor environment </ul> <p> A must-have guide for practicing professionals, including environmental health and safety personnel, public health officials, and building and construction engineers and architects, this is also a valuable reference for attorneys, home inspectors, water restoration personnel, mold remediation contractors, insurance adjusters, and others.
"In the following pages the Author has placed before the reader an account of the changes in the design of Decorative Furniture and Woodwork, from the earliest period of which we have any reliable or certain record until the present time. A careful selection of illustrations has been made, and the representations of the different interiors will convey an idea of the character and disposition of the furniture of the periods to which they refer." Contains chapters on Roman furniture, the Renaissance Period and its variations throughout Europe, Asian furniture, and many more. Originally released in 1892.