Explore extracts from both print and electronic publications written by John Mason and staff of ACS Distance Education, sine the 1980's. 
These include work published by a wide range of different publishers, as well as work published by ACS Distance Education Publishing.
Our own publishing house has been actively publishing ebooks since 2011; all of which are available to purchase on this web site.

Animal Parenting Behaviour

By ACS Bookshop on December 16, 2016 in Agriculture & Pets | comments

Learn how animals behave, and how they interact with each other.

Parenting behaviours are one part of this.



Some people have a natural tendency to be attentive listeners; and others need to work hard to be good at listening.

Listening skills are however a critical part of communication. If you don't hear and understand what someone says, you are never going to properly communicate with them.


Citrus oil can be extracted by either cold pressing or distillation methods. 

The type of citrus used and the method of extraction can impact considerably on the character and quality of the final product.



Growing the common mushroom is relatively easy for the amateur gardener.

If you want to grow mushrooms efficiently with a high level of productivity and on a commercial scale though; it takes a fairly high level of sophistication.


Click through to see the four basic stages of growing mushrooms; in a small extract taken from an ebook written by our staff -a unique and valuable resource for anyone who is serious about mushroom cultivation.




New Short Course Site

By ACS Bookshop on August 31, 2016 in Education and Training | comments

We have launched a new short courses web site.