Traditional and Loose Flowers

 

Author: Sanyat MisraR L Misra

Production technology of 29 most commonly cultivated ornamental plants explained and related aspects of post harvest management of various commercial ventures

Each chapter gives a succinct accrued of significant scientific works carried out worldwide

Detailed Glossary of the important terms and index in provided at the end of the work This book caters to the needs of students, teachers, researchers, horticultural, training centre’s and department officers engaged in the field of horticulture and over all to the growers to generate more income

What Flowers are Traditional for What Occasion?

In full bloom

Bringing and gifting flowers has always been a part of different traditions and beliefs of almost all nations. Aside from its general purpose of adding color and vibrance to one’s garden or lawn, flowers are often either given to a loved one as a sign of courtship or presented as an award or prize for beauty contests and pageants. But it’s not all that.

As every country each have plenty of holidays, parties and celebrations all year round, flowers play a significant role in the beautification and decoration of certain events. Not only because of its different fragrances and pigments but also of its symbolism and meaning. Here, we list what flowers are traditional on different occasions.

Come and smell the flowers!

The most common and well-known of all, the rose is one that signifies love, especially the red ones. It symbolizes powerful and true love or affection. You can almost always tell when Valentine’s Day is just around the corner when red roses flood flower shops worldwide. There are at least over a hundred types of roses, but the more conventional ones aside from red are yellow and white. A yellow rose usually signifies friendship, while white roses symbolize innocence, purity, and integrity.

Next on the list is the sunflower, which is also known as the third-anniversary flower. It to show great devotion and pure love. Since it resembles the appearance of the sun, it is supposed to bring brightness and brilliance like that of sunlight.

Another famed option would be Calla lily. It comes in different colors, and each color represents a different meaning. Calla lilies, especially the white ones, are commonly used for weddings and is made into bridal bouquets due to its look of pureness and cleanness, just like that of a white rose. Another pigment of the calla lily flower is purple – as majestic as it looks, it is only right and just for those of royal blood such as queens or princesses, and it symbolize passion or charm.

For special occasions, a right choice would be carnations. Pink carnations are perfect for birthdays but more so for Mother’s Day as it signifies a mother’s unconditional love and beauty. Another refreshing variety of carnations are the green ones, which is seen mostly during St. Patrick’s Day.

As that popular tune goes, Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year. And what better way to celebrate it by incorporating lovely flowers. Poinsettias are a staple symbol of Christmas for the longest time. The deep, vibrant red color of this flower brings a festive vibe to the holiday season, and it comes in other colors too – yellow, green, and even white.

Giving flowers to the sick is also an accepted tradition anywhere. It only means to say, “get well soon,” adorably and sincerely. Daisies are perfect for this since it helps to uplift spirits and bring cheerfulness, emotions that a sick person would want to have and feel.

One thing comes to mind when the country the Netherlands pops up – tulips! It is one of the most exquisite types of flowers in the world. Although quite expensive, it is still being preferred by many due to its unique and colorful charm. For the romantics, a tulip is a suitable gift choice as it represents the declaration of love, so it is perfect for occasions such as anniversary dates or honeymoon.

Lastly, and as sad as it may sound, the lily flower is the most well-known selection for funerals. Although there are lots of varieties of this flower, the white ones are still the best bet to commemorate the passing of a loved one, as many believe that it aids in the resurrection of the soul. One more popular type of lily is the Easter lily. It is usually seen during Catholic Easter, and it is said to have sprouted from Jesus Christ’s blood upon carrying the cross.

No matter what the occasion or celebration is, there will always be a unique flower made for it. Depending on what purpose it is going to serve, flowers will be appreciated and are sure to put smiles on faces anywhere and everywhere.

Looking For An Online Florist?

The team at Reading Room recommend Roses Only as their online florist that operates across Australia. To learn more about them and their array of flowers you can order on line, visit their website here: https://www.rosesonly.com.au

Automotive Recycling, Plastics, and Sustainability

This book provides trans-disciplinary analyses of the automotive plastics production and recycling system, including prognoses, scenarios and solutions for corporate sustainability management.

A book on plastics, not written by a plastics guy. But a sustainability guy. Plastics schizophrenia and the automotive abyss: The industry is facing a severe challenge. It is the inevitable and promising change towards a sustainable economy. However, the automotive industry is primarily concerned with the CO2 emissions from cars when driving, while the rise of lightweight plastics, electric drive and heavy batteries make the production and end-of-life phase ever more important. Therefore, the currently increasing use of non-sustainable virgin plastics in cars has to be tackled.

The plastics and the automotive industry now have a chance, and this chance is the Car RecyclingRenaissance.

This book offers:

* Holistic and transdisciplinary overview on sustainability and automotive plastics from all angles including economy, ecology, technology, and politics with a focus on Europe

* Concise analyses, prognoses, tools and a roadmap with solutions for companies, developed together with international experts from industry and academia

* Strong scientific basis and independent research including a Europe-wide survey, expert interviews, and workshops

* More than 80 illustrations and 15 tables including a SCOT analysis

* Executive summaries after each chapter for fast reading

“The uniqueness of this book lies within the different point of view on this topic from a critical, outstanding scientist.” – Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.mont. Pomberger, Montanuni Leoben

Learn more about the book here: Booktopia

If you are wanting to recycle your car, our team have had personal experience with Cash For Wreck Cars and recommend them as a reputable car recycler.

Learn more about them here: https://cashforwreckcars.com.au

Vehicle Fleet Management

 

Author:  Abdelaziz EL KFITA

Save Time, Lower Costs and Improve Productivity

Business owners who have a fleet of vehicles need new tools and strategies to remain competitive in the current business environment. With added competition and shrinking margins, you need a clear and reliable path to follow. Stop the crisis management and make clearer decisions that will grow your business and get the most out of your vehicles.

This book will show you how to:

• Maintain and update your fleet while reducing your overall costs

• Make the small changes that have the biggest payoffs

• Follow the rules of the road for commercial vehicles and fleets in Ontario

• Find an automotive professional that will save you time and get you back to running your business

• Use proven strategies and the latest technology to add to your bottom line

Now you can manage your fleet like the pros, make more money and watch your team become more productive in the process.

View further details on Vehicle Fleet Management here: Amazon 

If you are a fleet manager, you should check out the SolBox article the Sennza team have written up here: https://www.sennza.com.au/2020/03/10/solbox-automation-services/

Basic Plumbing Services Skills

By: Dean Carter
 

3e provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for working in the plumbing industry. It is the first book in the updated Plumbing Skills Series; a total of six books. The text has been written to address AQF Level 3 competencies of the Construction, Plumbing and Services Training Packages (CPC08) for the Certificate III in Plumbing.

This new edition has been updated to reflect current plumbing practices, tools and techniques, including the new AS/NZS Standards, WHS legislations and sustainability requirements. In addition, Basic Plumbing Services Skills, 3e forms the basis of information and activities that reflect vocational and employability skills.

The topics included in Basic Plumbing Services Skills, 3e not only cover the introductory phase of the plumbing course, but also information and issues that will be addressed over and over again in a plumber’s career. The text lends itself perfectly to current workplace situations, and is the key to helping plumbing apprentices gain a better understanding of the trade.

This edition will cover the following units of competency:

  • CPCPCM2043A Carry out WHS requirements
  • CPCPCM2041A Work effectively in the plumbing and services sector
  • CPCPCM2039A Carry out interactive workplace communication
  • CPCPCM2040A Read plans and calculate plumbing quantities
  • CPCPCM2045A Handle and store plumbing materials
  • CPCPCM2046A Use plumbing hand and power tools
  • CPCPCM2048A Cut and join sheet metal
  • CPCPCM2050A Mark out materials
  • CPCPCM2052A Weld using oxy-acetylene equipment
  • CPCPCM2053A Weld using manual metal arc welding equipment

New to the Edition

  • Content has been revised to include up-to-date industry information, technologies and best practices
  • Covers new Standards – AS/NZS 5601:2013, 3500:2015 & AS HB39:2015
  • Work Health and Safety (WHS) boxes outline critical WHS issues within the workplace
  • Sustainability plumbing boxes throughout the text keeps students up to date with important environmental trends in plumbing
  • Employability boxes outline the responsibilities of employees, including skills they need to acquire and real-life challenges they may face at work
  • Test bank questions in Word help instructors plan, design, and implement Assessments more effectively
  • New images and figures throughout the text for greater topic understanding
  • Robust Online Instructor Support Package, and Student Companion Website for additional teaching and study tools

You can buy the book online here: Booktopia

If you live in Sydney and need an experienced plumber the Reading Room team recommend PJN Plumbing for all your plumbing needs. Learn more about their Blocked Drain Clearing Services, visit their website here: http://pjnplumbing.com.au

All About Locks

By: Bill Phillips

Fully updated, illustrated coverage of locks and keys from a master locksmith

The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition, offers complete, up-to-date information on locks and keys-from old-fashioned designs to modern electromagnetic locks. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include details not found in general circulation locksmithing books, including new instruction on unlocking today’s cars, installing and servicing smart locks, and opening locked doors.

Written by a seasoned locksmith and experienced author, this all-new edition is the most comprehensive and current locksmithing book available. The book features the latest techniques for lockpicking and fixing, safe opening and servicing, auto lock releasing, and electronic and high-security mechanical lock maintenance. You will learn how to conduct a home security survey, get hired as a professional locksmith-even start up and run your own locksmithing business.

  • Ideal for casual reading, self-study, or classroom instruction
  • Includes a brand-new chapter on frequently asked questions
  • Contains a free-of-charge registered professional locksmith exam

You can buy the book online here:  Booktopia

The Tech Books team have had personal experience with City Auto Locksmiths and if you are in Sydney you can call by their shop 110 Lyons Road Drummoyne Sydney 2047 to get any further information or assistance you may need.

The new shop front is complete with fully equipped workshop to attend to the most complex new key requirements as well as battery replacement or just advice on car or house key enquiries.

The shop is open six days a week and closed on Sundays. There is always a highly qualified technician on hand, but on occasions all get called out to assist motorists with emergency key replacement.

Learn more about City Auto Locksmiths by viewing their website here: https://www.cityautolocksmiths.com.au or call 0401 786 376

Featured Book : Auto Repair For Dummies

 

by Deanna Sclar(Author)

Forty-eight percent of U.S. households perform at least some automobile maintenance on their own, with women now accounting for one third of this $34 billion automotive do-it-yourself market. For new or would-be do-it-yourself mechanics, this illustrated how-to guide has long been a must and now it’s even better.

A complete reorganization now puts relevant repair and maintenance information directly after each automotive system overview, making it much easier to find hands-on fix-it instructions. Author Deanna Sclar has updated systems and repair information throughout, eliminating discussions of carburetors and adding coverage of hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles. Schedules for tune-ups and oil changes, included driving tips that can save on maintenance and repair costs, and new advice on troubleshooting problems and determining when to call in a professional mechanic.

For anyone who wants to save money on car repairs and maintenance, this book is the place to start.

Deanna Sclar (Long Beach, CA), an acclaimed auto repair expert and consumer advocate, has contributed to the Los Angeles Times and has been interviewed on the Today show, NBC Nightly News, and other television programs.

View more details on the book here: Amazon 

If you are in Australia and wanted help servicing your car, the Reading Room team  recommend you visit the Service My Car website here: https://servicemycar.com.au

Service My Caris a dedicated website to meet all the needs of a car owner. Designed to be user friendly and easy to navigate, car owners can find insurance, batteries, car accessories, find a local mechanic, compare life time service costs and more.

You can also check a range of data relating to your car or proposed car being purchased including Service Cost Guides, Cost Comparison Guidesor Full Service Guides.

 

The Book On Locks & Locksmithing

By: Bill Phillips

Fully updated, illustrated coverage of locks and keys from a master locksmith

The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition, offers complete, up-to-date information on locks and keys-from old-fashioned designs to modern electromagnetic locks. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include details not found in general circulation locksmithing books, including new instruction on unlocking today’s cars, installing and servicing smart locks, and opening locked doors.

Written by a seasoned locksmith and experienced author, this all-new edition is the most comprehensive and current locksmithing book available. The book features the latest techniques for lockpicking and fixing, safe opening and servicing, auto lock releasing, and electronic and high-security mechanical lock maintenance. You will learn how to conduct a home security survey, get hired as a professional locksmith-even start up and run your own locksmithing business.

  • Ideal for casual reading, self-study, or classroom instruction
  • Includes a brand-new chapter on frequently asked questions
  • Contains a free-of-charge registered professional locksmith exam

You can buy the book online here:  Booktopia

The Tech Books team have had personal experience with City Auto Locksmiths and if you are in Sydney you can call by their shop 110 Lyons Road Drummoyne Sydney 2047 to get any further information or assistance you may need.

The new shop front is complete with fully equipped workshop to attend to the most complex new key requirements as well as battery replacement or just advice on car or house key enquiries.

The shop is open six days a week and closed on Sundays. There is always a highly qualified technician on hand, but on occasions all get called out to assist motorists with emergency key replacement.

Learn more about City Auto Locksmiths by viewing their website here: https://www.cityautolocksmiths.com.au or call 0401 786 376

A Practical Guide To Building, Renovating & Living Sustainably

By: Melinda Williams

Eco Home provides everything you need to know to build, renovate or just live in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

With loads of inspirational photographs of New Zealand homes, this book is packed full of practical and accessible information.

It presents the modern home by moving from room to room, to look at structural materials, furnishings and general life hacks to improve your personal green-star rating. As well as the living spaces (kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms, office, living area, utility rooms and outdoor areas) it also looks at the wider issues – why make an eco home at all? Also covered are: principles of sustainable building, choosing a property, building a team of professionals, foundations and floors, the structure and the shell.

In a compact and colourful package, this book is both entertaining and informative. A must-have for all people with an eco-conscience.

About the Author

Melinda Williams is a New Zealand writer and editor specialising in architecture and design. Since her first job out of journalism school shooting home and interiors images for a suburban real estate paper, she has been interested in how people build and live in their homes.

Raised in a family where sustainability and a love for nature were part of daily life, her life-long interest in conservation and ecology came together with her passion for design as the ‘green architecture’ movement arrived in New Zealand in the early 2000s.

As former editor of architecture magazine Urbis, she established an annual ‘Green issue’, and has contributed articles about eco-design, living, art and culture to many local and international publications, including Dwell Asia, Surface Asia, Vogue Australia, Metro, Dish, Sunday, Canvas, Home New Zealand, and Monument. She is currently design editor for the New Zealand Herald’s weekly Viva magazine.

Melinda lives in Auckland with her partner, two children, and two dogs, surrounded by an ever-increasing local community of frogs, native lizards and birds. In her spare time she enjoys experiments in gardening and cooking.

Order the book her via Booktopia

The Reading Room team have personal experience of getting building work done by Sydney based TouchWood Constructions You can learn more about this construction firm and the services they provide by visiting the website here:http://www.touchwoodconstructions.com.au

Family Law In Australia

Family Law has been in the news a lot lately and Reading Room thought it would feature the 9th Edition of Family Law in Australia for our readers.

ISBN-13: 978-0409341362   ISBN-10: 0409341363  Edition: 9th

Family Law in Australia provides a comprehensive, detailed and accessible analysis of key family law issues and their positioning in the Australian society. The underlying principles of family law as expressed in the present law are placed in their historical, social and legal context. The authors critically evaluate patterns of past and future reforms, making this text invaluable for scholarly and vocational study in law and as an authoritative text for practitioner use.

The ninth edition of Family Law in Australia has been fully revised and updated by a team of authors highly experienced in family law. Developments include:

  • major revision of chapters on property settlement, including developments arising out of Stanford (ZCA), Bevan & Bevan, Hoffman & Hoffman and Fields & Smith (FamCAFC), the changes in the area of ‘big money’ cases and the future of add-backs
  • complex recent litigation on financial agreements, third parties and de facto relationships
  • the impact of the 2012 amendments to Pt VII of the Family Law Act (relating to Children and Parenting)
  • legislative developments and solutions on parentage and related issues, particularly surrogacy arrangements and assisted conception
  • discussion of developments in relation to special medical procedures: Re Jamie (FamCAFC) (childhood gender identity disorder and the role of the court)
  • increased focus on family dispute resolution methods, including the relevance of family law arbitration
  • extended discussion of social policy throughout.

Features

  • Combines analysis of current law and discussion of trends in social policy and research
  • An established and popular title with a longstanding reputation in the field
  • Engaging, clear and relevant content

Related Titles

Chisholm, Christie & Kearney, Annotated Family Law Legislation, 3rd ed, 2015
Holmes, LexisNexis Case Summaries: Family Law, 6th ed, 2016
Mills & Ebejer, Focus Family Law, 6th ed, 2015
Serisier & Altobelli, Practising Family Law, 3rd ed, 2012

If you are living in Australia and need advice on Family Law matters, the Reading Room team recommend you talk to Justice Family Lawyers who have offices in both Sydney and Melbourne. Learn more about them and their services by visiting their website here: https://justicefamilylawyers.com.au

Justice Family Lawyers Locations

Sydney CBD

Melbourne CBD

Barangaroo

The Best Online Dating Sites For Your Age

You’ve heard every one of your companions discussing web based dating administrations and even looked at two or three destinations yet at the same time aren’t sure if this is the thing that you need to do.

It appears as though internet dating administrations could be the ideal arrangement in the event that you just discovered somewhat more about how they work. Peruse this short article and you’ll know it all you have to know to begin.

Things to learn:

  • What Internet Dating Administrations Are All About
  • Internet Dating Tips For Beginners
  • Pick A Couple Of The Best
  • Regular Do’s And Don’ts For Online Dating
  • Internet Dating Webpage Ventures For Newbies
  • Internet Dating: Free Trial Enrollments For Beginners
  • Favorable Circumstances Of Internet Dating For Beginners
  • Safety Measures To Bring With Online Dating
  • The Significance Of A Complete Profile
  • Dating For The First Time
  • First Time Internet Dating Tips For Beginners
  • Using Online Companion Escorts

Learn more about The Best Online Dating Sites For Your Age here: Amazon