Gardening For Beginners Book: Discovering Your Green Fingers

Alastair R Agutter
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Gardening For Beginners Book

Gardening for Beginners Book I wanted to write based on my gardening background over five decades, taught to me by my Grandfather William Agutter, and also for a greater need for Folk to have a more healthier lifestyle, growing organic vegetables, and avoiding the use of pesticides that kill wild life.


Gardening for Beginners Book is a fabulous gift for friends, family and loved ones of any age seeking to take up the free and healthy pastime of Horticulture.


As we become more aware of our environment and wild life, with this book you can take the plunge of creating a mini eco-system around your home for a healthier lifestyle and creating a blaze of colour. Blooming Marvellous!


The book comes with many great gardening ideas including the growing of your own organic vegetables for healthier eating and giving new life to items around your home that can be recycled and given a new lease of life as part of the garden landscape. Also a new lease of life for yourself, with healthy free exercise, ensuring a more healthier lifestyle and remaining in good health, both physically and mentally.


Gardening for Beginners has been 2 years in the making by Alastair R Agutter Best Selling author of specialist books and found within this publication only encouragement with step by step guides and many great ideas for making your home into a little piece of Eden!


INSIDE THE BOOK:

Introduction, Chapter One – Garden Tools, Chapter Two – Garden Equipment, Chapter Three – Garden Soils, Chapter Four – Garden Soil Preparation, Chapter Five – Container Recycling, Chapter Six – Hanging Baskets, Chapter Seven – Garden Pots and Tubs, Chapter Eight – Plant Conditions, Chapter Nine – Growing Strawberries, Chapter Ten – Healthy Roses, Chapter Eleven – Growing Organic Vegetables, Chapter Twelve – Garden Plants in Sunny Areas, Chapter Thirteen – Garden Plants in Shaded Areas, Chapter Fourteen – Propagating Plant Cuttings, Chapter Fifteen – Growing and Pruning Fruit Trees, Chapter Sixteen - Gardening Good Life and Ideas, Reference.

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About the author

AUTHOR'S GARDENING BIOGRAPHY

From the age of just 6 years, Alastair took up gardening, taught by his Grand Father William Agutter. He still continues today (2017) as a dedicated gardening enthusiast of 53 years experience. Especially with regards to growing organic vegetables and an array of plants, shrubs and trees, to encourage bee sustain ability currently under threat from climate change.

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Alastair R Agutter
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Published on
Oct 16, 2015
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Pages
86
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ISBN
9781512135343
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Language
English
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Genres
Gardening / General
Gardening / House Plants & Indoor
Gardening / Organic
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My First Aquarium Book

This is a book I have always wanted to write for the Tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist, as it goes into great detail on keeping healthy, thriving, happy, disease free tropical fish, based on my experience, as I celebrate 50 years as an Ichthyologist from 1967 to 2017.


My First Aquarium – The Joy of Tropical Fish Keeping is a book for all new and existing aquarists participating in the noble and time honoured traditional pastime of tropical fish keeping.


The Best Selling Author of Tropical Fish Keeping shares his knowledge of five decades since taking up the hobby in 1967 with you, for keeping healthy thriving tropical fish, and as one of the World’s select few to successfully breed Wild Discus in captivity over 25 years ago, the King of the Tropical Fish Aquarium.


Inside this book are over 390 pages of valuable information, containing over 93,000 plus words and over 250 plus photographs, reference tables, diagrams and illustrations, to ensure every aquarist is successful in their life’s journey of tropical fish keeping.


INSIDE THIS BOOK:

Chapter 1 - A Little History of the Pastime, Chapter 2 – New Aquarist Getting Started, Chapter 3 - Tropical Fish Aquarium Theme, Chapter 4 - The Aquarium Size, Stand and Positioning, Chapter 5 - Aquarium Substrates and Furnishings, Chapter 6 – Growing and Keeping Aquarium Plants, Chapter 7 - The Aquarium Filtration System, Chapter 8 - Aquarium Water Conditions, Chapter 9 - Heating and Thermostats, Chapter 10 - The Aquarium Lighting Methods, Chapter 11 – Fish Species Behaviour, Chapter 12 - Aquarium Fish Species, Chapter 13 - Feeding Fish Species, Chapter 14 - Aquarium Early Days Care, Chapter 15 - Aquarium Maintenance, Chapter 16 - Fish Species Safety and Health Care, Chapter 17 – Fish Diseases and Cures, Chapter 18 – Aquarists Reference Tables, Chapter 19 - Aquarists Products and Accessories, Chapter 20 - Additional Notes, Chapter 21 - Useful Resources, Chapter 22 – Breeding Tropical Fish Tips, and much more…

The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition - Celebrating 25 Years!

For Natural Aquariums, Healthy Diets, Fish Care and more.....

“The Discus Book” first published in 1989, now celebrating 25 years in 2014 with this full colour special edition. With over 110 full colour pictures and just 17 black and white images of early days spanning 25 years as a special edition book.

"Alastair Agutter began keeping and breeding tropical fish as an aquarist at the age of 9 years and been a dedicated successful British Tropical Fish Breeder and Hobbyist for over 46 years. He is still only one of a select few world-wide who have successfully bred the Discus Fish in captivity and written as a published author on the subject."

Description of the Book:

This Book is for all Tropical Fish Hobbyists and enthusiasts. Where you will find inside the book proven methods for the successful keeping of any tropical fish, always healthy and disease free......

This “Special Edition” is for all Tropical Fish Keeping enthusiasts of all ages. With a blaze of fabulous colour plates and pictures, including images and photographs from the breeders first book 25 years ago and now these archive images serving as a time capsule in book form, for every Aquarist to study, reminisce and enjoy!

Where many of the old methods are still always the best!

Covering Fish Care for Discus, Cichlids and other Tropical Fish species. Natural Aquariums, Successful Breeding of Cichlids, Community Fish Aquariums, Filtration, Lighting, Suitable Plants, Special Recipes in the book for Preparing High Protein Fish Food to ensure your tropical fish are always healthy and thriving.........

"Author: Alastair R Agutter, began keeping and breeding tropical fish cichlids as a hobbyist from the age of 9 years, now with over 46 years experience."


CONTENTS OF THE BOOK:

CELEBRATING 25 YEARS
The Discus Book celebrating 25 years on since the 1st Edition was written, the advancements and specie strains since those early pioneers of breeding.

INTRODUCTION
Introduction to the Book and the concerns expressed even 25 years later after writing this book in hard copy.

CHAPTER ONE
The Discus and its Natural Environment.

CHAPTER TWO
The Wild Discus Species from South America.

CHAPTER THREE
The Importance of the Correct Aquarium.

CHAPTER FOUR
Live and Prepared Foods for the Discus Diet.

CHAPTER FIVE
The Requirements for Discus Fish Filtration.

CHAPTER SIX
The Genetics and Different Strains of Discus Fish.

CHAPTER SEVEN
The Lighting and Electrical Needs.

CHAPTER EIGHT
Collecting and Purchasing the Correct Fish.

CHAPTER NINE
The Correct Water and Techniques.

CHAPTER TEN
The Spawning of Symphysodon (the hard work begins).

CHAPTER ELEVEN
A Natural Discus Fish Aquarium with suggested Plant Species and Equipment, for a stunning aquarium.

CHAPTER TWELVE
The type of other Fish species you can enjoy and have with Discus Fish in a Community Aquarium.

CHAPTER THIRTEEN
Fish Care and the important points for having healthy Discus Fish and other Tropical fish species by forming a bond and routine.

CHAPTER FOURTEEN
Identifying Symptoms of the Discus Fish diseased and other Tropical Fish species, the remedies and the steps you can take to try and cure.

CHAPTER FIFTHTEEN
Concluding points and other related resources and places of interest on the World Wide Web for following your passion and interest.


Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition One

A very big welcome to the "Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition One" for every tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist from around the World. Each edition covers a series of special features on the hobby, for a successful tropical fish keeping experience.


In this issue of the “Tropical Fish Keeping Journal” book edition one, we cover; the history of tropical fish keeping and the unmistakable contribution made by our Victorian Ancestors. Helping new aquarists get started. Choosing the correct themes and styles for the aquarist’s planned aquarium(s). Choosing the right sized fish tank, including the supporting stand required for the job and the importance of positioning the aquarium in the right place.


INTRODUCTION - Authors introduction to the Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Editions Page 04, SHORT HISTORY OF THE PASTIME - A brief History of the hobby and the unmistakable contributions made by our Victorian Ancestors Page 10, GETTING STARTED IN THE HOBBY - Helping new aquarists to get started in the hobby and becoming familiar with the products Page 19, AQUARIUM STYLES - Choosing the correct themes and styles for the Aquarists planned aquarium(s) Page 32, AQUARIUM SIZES AND STANDS - Choosing the right sized fish tank, including the supporting stand requirements Page 51, AQUARIUM LOCATIONS - A guide to ensuring your aquarium is positioned in a safe and appropriate location Page 67, TROPICAL FISH SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of tropical fish species accompanied with fact files Page 82, AQUATIC PLANT SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of aquatic plant species accompanied with fact files Page 88, BREEDING LIVEBEARER GUPPIES - The Aquarists quick guide to successfully breeding and rearing livebearer Guppies Page 93, AQUARISTS PRODUCTS GUIDE - Featuring essential star aquatic products of note for today's tropical fish hobbyist Page 99, AQUARISTS REFERENCE TABLES - Sets of essential reference tables for aquarists including Gallons, Litres, Aquarium Sizes, Filtration and more in every journal edition, plus mathematical formulas Page 108, AQUARISTS BOOK GUIDE - Essential books and magazines worth reading and acquiring covering the hobby Page 112 and AQUARISTS DIRECTORY - Useful web sites and web addresses for aquarists in relation to the pastime Page 113.

BOOK DESCRIPTION:

This Second Edition of The Discus Book has been written and produced with updates and additional information since the first edition, written in 1989, to accommodate "some" of the questionable technology changes, regarding this species since the first edition of the Discus Book, when the Author successfully bred Wild Discus (symphysodon) in captivity, the recording of such work and events transcribed to the said printed book.

Alastair Agutter still remains one of a select few in the world today to accomplish such a feat, breeding wild symphysodon, and as a result of such endeavours by he, and other dedicated Aquarist colleagues, they managed to break a cycle and taboo that had lasted for more than 120 years, since the founding of the pastime we know as tropical fish keeping, after "The Great Exhibition" of 1851 and this being, to breed "The King of the Aquarium" in captivity.

This second edition of the book is concise and accurate, based on proven methods and techniques, to deliver the above results. The Discus, King of the Aquarium is a highly evolved species of the Cichlidae (tooth carp) Family and will challenge any Aquarist, even tank bred species. This book will not produce any quick fixes, or silver bullets to keeping symphysodon, whom are a very highly evolved sensitive species. But will provide the secrets to successfully keeping the species, if the valuable information found in this book is followed to the letter.

Natural Law teaches us to "evolve and refine" when studying quantum mechanics and natural branching, in other words stealth, efficiency and risk aversion. Such outcomes and results only ever come from following the covenant of Natural Law when one seeks "simplistic perfection" in all that we do!

CHAPTERS INSIDE THIS BOOK:

INTRODUCTION 
 
 
CHAPTER ONE
A Little Background Discus and their Natural
Environmentand Origin of the Species
 
CHAPTER TWO
The Wild Discus Species
 
CHAPTER THREE                                                
The Importance of the Correct Aquarium

CHAPTER FOUR                                                   
A Guide to Fish Food and Suitability for Discus
 
CHAPTER FIVE
Discus Prepared Super Foods and Recipes
 
CHAPTER SIX
Growing and Hatching Your Own Brine Shrimp
 
CHAPTER SEVEN
The Requirements for Discus Fish Filtration
 
CHAPTER EIGHT
The Genetics and Different Strains of Discus Fish
 
CHAPTER NINE
The Lighting and Electrical Needs                                 

CHAPTER TEN
Collecting and Purchasing the Correct Fish
 
CHAPTER ELEVEN
The Correct Water Conditions and Techniques
 
CHAPTER TWELVE
The Spawning of Symphysodon
 
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
Rearing and Raising Healthy Discus toAdulthood
 
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
The Diseases and the Problems of the Species
 
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
Aquarists Essential Reference Tables
 
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
Author's Concluding Points
Social Media the Sum of Everything Equals Zero Book

Having been involved with the World Wide Web since it's commercial beginning, back in the mid 1990's as a Computer Scientist and Developer. I like to think I can offer some clear water, regarding such a phenomena we know as Social Media, and where even in a Virtual World, the real physical presence of Sir Isaac Newton's Natural Law is evident, and using both Quantum Mechanics and Natural Branching, even in an Artificial Intelligence environment, as written about in my book titled Creating the New Internet Super Highway.


So this new realm is not for the complacent. As further evidence of this power today has been with the Weaponization of Social Media.


Many businesses and users today, still do not understand fully the real power of social media and its data gathering ability and how such information can serve as an asset to some, but to the detriment of others. Many businesses advertise with little concern or consideration of their brand and image, as to where and what is being promoted across web pages on social media, that could include child abuse and extremism, and from such association damaging a brand long term, or to the point of no recovery.


CONTENTS INSIDE THIS BOOK:

Introduction, Social Media Roots, The Phenomena, Branding and Image Marketing Making Money, Legal Aspects, Human Health, Cyber Bullying, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, YouTube, Linked-in, Weaponization of Social Media, The others, Conclusions and Useful Links.

Super Foods Tropical Fish and Discus Book

All experienced Aquarists and Commercial Breeders will tell you that 99% of all Tropical Fish deaths are related to stress and poor diet. My book Super Foods for Tropical Fish and Discus is therefore very long overdue for all Aquarists around the world.


Make your own Tropical Fish and Discus Cichlids Super Foods from these fabulous recipes, and see your healthy, happy thriving fish growing by the day!


For me writing this book has been an incredible journey, where I have learnt so much about food for my tropical fish and what's best for them.


The book came about, and the actual writing of it, was in truth down to world famous Naked Master Chef “Jamie Oliver” who was the inspiration for me, where he clearly shows after selling more than 20 million of his very many fabulous books written on Great Foods, that there is a real desire and passion for experiencing food that is a real pleasure and joy to eat, and I might also add, very healthy and good for us all, we humans that is!


Then when continuing to decide on writing the book, I also thought of the line from the fabulous film “We Bought a Zoo” where the beautiful Scarlet Johannsson asked Matt Damon “why did he buy the zoo” and to which he replied “why not” and that's how this book come into being, I thought to myself “why not” write a book on tropical fish super foods and as they say, the rest is history.


I really know you will get a really big kick out of this book as a Tropical Fish Hobbyist or Discus Lover. As it is no exaggeration when I say, once your fish begin to eat these “Super Foods” on a regular basis, you will literally see your fish growing by the day!


In the book, you will find a great number of fabulous super food recipes to try for your tropical fish and discus. I know by using any of these recipes, you will eventually have healthy, happy, thriving tropical fish, and growing to a size you could have only imagined.


The Super Foods recipes found in this book, only use fresh meats and vegetables. Perhaps the book is very timely, as we become more aware today of micro beads and other grave pollutant elements finding their way into the water table system and food chain that can harm our pets, wild life and ourselves.


So by making these super foods, at least you know for your peace of mind, what ingredients are used, and another enormous benefit to you, being the massive savings on tropical fish food. Over the months your fish will grow and grow, until eventually, your tropical fish will come into breeding condition and want to spawn, if the water and other aquarium conditions are optimal and right.


So please enjoy this book and the plethora of delights you can now feed to your Tropical Fish and Discus!

Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Three

A very big welcome to the "Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Three" for every tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist from around the World. Each edition covers a series of special features on the hobby, for a successful tropical fish keeping experience.


In this issue of the “Tropical Fish Keeping Journal” book edition three, we cover; water quality and conditions, to the techniques, products and methods to heating the tropical fish aquarium, to lighting systems and the choices available for the aquarist and a little history, to finally fish behaviour and physiology.


INTRODUCTION - Author’s introduction to the Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition Three Page 05, AQUARISTS DIARY AND NEWS - The Tropical Fish Keeping Journal, Aquarists Diary and News, for Aquarists and Hobbyists Page 08, AQUARIUM WATER CONDITIONS - Achieving the best water for healthy thriving tropical fish and the 28 day conditioning cycle Page 14, AQUARIUM HEATING AND THERMOSTATS - The different methods and devices for successfully heating the tropical fish aquarium Page 59, AQUARIUM LIGHTING METHODS - Getting the best effects and results by using the most effective lighting techniques Page 67, FISH SPECIES BEHAVIOUR - Getting into the physiological behaviour and habits of tropical fish, including pecking orders Page 75, TROPICAL FISH SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of tropical fish species accompanied with fact files Page 99, AQUATIC PLANT SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of aquatic plant species accompanied with fact files Page 103, AQUARISTS PRODUCTS GUIDE - Featuring essential star aquatic products of note for today's tropical fish hobbyist Page 106, AQUARISTS REFERENCE TABLES - Sets of essential reference tables for aquarists including Gallons, Litres, Aquarium Sizes, Filtration and more in every journal edition, plus mathematical formulas Page 113, AQUARISTS BOOK GUIDE - Essential books and magazines worth reading and acquiring covering the hobby Page 120 and AQUARISTS DIRECTORY - Useful web sites and web addresses for aquarists in relation to the pastime Page 121.

Getting Inside Google's Head Book

In my professional business life as a Computer Scientist, I was fortunate to be at the beginning of the World Wide Web's commercial story and journey. I fondly recall Google launching via their University Servers. So this book is from an old hand teaching structure and the fundamental elements required to be successful.


It is every web site owners dream to have millions of visitors and customers!


So how do you achieve this goal and know from the very outset you are on the right track and getting the correct advice! 


We all know today that we are all caught up in a very competitive global community. Yet at the same time we can see great success stories around us from many online endeavours and none more so than Google, as the World's Market Leader in Advertising.


Many dream of great success online and often wish if only they could share in the Google phenomena of the countless $$$$$ billions made. So I ask you, have you ever really thought of how you can share in that Google Magic!


This book has been written for every web site owner. It is not some in-depth 'Geeks Guide' to the World of Technology and coding.


The book has been written covering the key elements of how you structure your web site and web pages, so your creation is optimized to function fast and efficiently on Search Engines (google, bing, ask, yahoo) and user browser (chrome, fire fox, explorer, opera, safari) rendering engines.


By following the fundamental key golden rules in this book, you will find your web site traffic and customer sales growing, as your web site will soon become a friend to both Search and Browser rendering engines.


Quotation: "Natural Law and Quantum Mechanics teaches us about the Universal Laws of creation and at the very heart of this miracle for all life is "refinement of design and efficiency"'. So I often ask myself, why is it that the human race often tries to over complicate, when the ultimate goal is always to seek simplistic perfection." ~ Alastair R Agutter 


Based on detailed research, helping to improve performance of over 94% of all web sites world-wide. By following some key golden rules and simple jargon free steps in this book, webmasters will see far higher search engine ranking results on Google, Yahoo and Bing etc. Your web site will render 3 to 4 times faster for your new visitors. You will see a significant and noticeable increase of web users and customers to your web site, by as much as 45 to 60%, if not higher.


Finally, remember Google's success began and continues today from the creation of a simple (natural law) search engine design!

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