Ergonomic Living : How to Create a User-Friendly Home & Office Paperback – November 1, 1994
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From the Back Cover
- Publisher : Touchstone; 1st edition (November 1, 1994)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 189 pages
- ISBN-10 : 002093081X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0020930815
- Item Weight : 12.1 ounces
- Dimensions : 7 x 0.4 x 10 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,997,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book has two major sections, home and office. There are eleven chapters: How to Enter Your Home, How to Relax, The Inner Circle. Each briefly introduces a series of concise, well-designed modules: The Deafening Kitchen, Wiring and Cables, Effective Ambient Lighting, Choosing the Right Pillow. The photos and illustrations are excellent. "You have a right to an ergonomic kitchen in which your personal needs, both physical and mental, come first." The authors show you how to exercise that right. Right on!
For many parents, the chapter on creating a child-friendly home will, by itself, be worth the price of the whole book.
My edition is a little out of date on some things, but the principles remain sound, the information useful. For example, someone ready to buy a DVD recorder will profit from the section on selecting a VCR. The summary still applies: "Difficult to memorize controls are never used. Remotes keyed to newspaper codes will be used frequently. Remotes keyed to instruction booklet diagrams will be ignored. Tactile well balanced [sic] remotes will remain near your hand. Slippery, flat remotes will end up on the floor. Basic controls should be immediately obvious."
_Ergonomic Living_ is a warm, pragmatic and, yes, wise book. It concludes, "Change, movement and grace. This is a friendly world; we built it, and now we have the tools to live in it on your own terms. We can choose to inhabit healthful, comfortable environments, amicable places that serve our needs. We can be the masters of our own possessions, the actors on a human-centered stage. We can feel good all day."
Whether you are new to the home office or a seasoned pro, this brilliant book can help you feel better all day.
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