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Crafted is a celebration of craft in the 21st century - a definitive visual guide to all things handmade. Featuring over 70 of the most popular and well-established crafts, Sally Coulthard explores their history, materials and techniques as she offers a deeper insight into some of your favourite crafts and provides inspiration for both new and ancient creative pursuits.
After an introductory section covering the culture of craft (its definition, why it matters, history and community), the main body of the book consists of beautifully illustrated entries on 73 of the world's most established crafts. The scope is encyclopaedic and covers Paper, Pen & Print (bookbinding, origami, calligraphy, lino printing), Textiles, Cloth & Leather (fur & leather, embroidery, knitting, dyeing), Pottery, Glass & Stone (porcelain, stained glass, stone carving), Wood, Willow & Nature (basket weaving, wood carving, lime plastering and thatching) and Metal (gold, bronze, cast iron and steel).
A comprehensive directory section, listing international organisations and professional communities and guilds, completes this groundbreaking compendium.
Civilisations have been fighting each other for thousands of years. Some mighty civilisations have left few traces except for descriptions of their greatest martial endeavours, and some ancient conflicts still remain unresolved to this day. The Encyclopedia of Classic Warfare is an authoritatively written and brilliantly illustrated reference work to the key wars and battles fought from ancient times up to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. Arranged in chronological order from the early Middle Eastern conflicts such as Megiddo and Kadesh through to the Napoleonic Wars, each entry includes full-colour illustrations, either maps or artworks, as well as information boxes containing key facts and figures and a description of the context, the course of battle and the conflict's aftermath. An easily accessible guide to more than 160 battles and campaigns, Encyclopedia of Classic Warfare is essential reading for enthusiasts and general readers alike. About the Author Jack Watkins is a freelance writer on arts, history, heritage and conservation, with a degree in Medieval History (BA Hons, University of London). He writes regularly for The Daily Telegraph as well as The National Trust Magazine, Heritage Today (member magazine of English Heritage), The Guardian, The Independent, and BBC History.
Since the first edition of the Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime was produced in 2004, the number and severity of these crimes have risen to the level of calamity, so much so that many experts attribute the near-Depression of 2008 to white-collar malfeasance, namely crimes of greed and excess by bankers and financial institutions. Whether the perpetrators were prosecuted or not, white-collar and corporate crime came near to collapsing the U.S. economy. In the 7 years since the first edition was produced we have also seen the largest Ponzi scheme in history (Maddoff), an ecological disaster caused by British Petroleum and its subcontractors (Gulf Oil Spill), and U.S. Defense Department contractors operating like vigilantes in Iraq (Blackwater).
White-collar criminals have been busy, and the Second Edition of this encyclopedia captures what has been going on in the news and behind the scenes with new articles and updates to past articles."
This book is a dictionary of British (native, naturalised and cultivated) plants and the folklore associated with them. Unlike many plant-lore publications Vickery's Folk Flora tells us what people currently do and believe, rather than what Victorians did and believed. The result is a vivid demonstration that plant folklore in the British Isles is not only surviving but flourishing; adapting and evolving as time goes by, even in urban areas. Each entry includes: - The plant's English and scientific (Latin) name, as well as significant local names. - A brief description of the plant and its distribution, and, in the case of cultivated plants, a history of their introduction to the British Isles - Information on the folklore and traditional uses of the plant, arranged where possible in a sequence starting with general folk beliefs (superstitions), use in traditional customs, use in folk medicine, other uses, and legends concerning individual representatives of the plant. In addition to the major entries there are a number of minor entries for feast days, diseases and other subjects which direct readers to relevant major entries, e.g. St. George's Day, on which red roses are worn; dandelions are gathered; and runner beans are planted.
Learn to fly a plane according to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations The most complete guide to the rules of aviation accessible anywhere Contains all of the information needed to operate safely in US airspace and is fully updated If you are an aviation enthusiast or an aviator, you need to have the newest edition of the FAR/AIM. In the most recent edition of the FAR/AIM, produced by the FAA, all procedures, illustrations, and regulations are up-to-date and reflect current FAA data. Learn about takeoffs and landings, land navigation, how to aid climb, world flight patterns, flying rolls, academic liftoff, and more. This useful reference book is a critical resource for all members of the aviation community, including aspiring pilots seeking a concrete background in the rules, procedures, and requirements of flight training. This manual also includes: A study guide for specific pilot training certifications and ratings Standard instrument procedures A pilot/controller glossary Parachute operations The NASA Aviation Safety reporting form Airworthiness standards for products and parts Important FAA contact information
A richly illustrated and up-close look at the secret lives of spiders and other arachnids The American Southwest is home to an extraordinary diversity of arachnids, from spitting spiders that squirt silk over their prey to scorpions that court one another with kissing and dancing. Amazing Arachnids presents these enigmatic creatures as you have never seen them before. Featuring a wealth of color photos of more than 300 different kinds of arachnids from eleven taxonomic orders--both rare and common species--this stunningly illustrated book reveals the secret lives of arachnids in breathtaking detail, including never-before-seen images of their underground behavior. Amazing Arachnids covers all aspects of arachnid biology, such as anatomy, sociality, mimicry, camouflage, and venoms. You will meet bolas spiders that lure their victims with fake moth pheromones, fishing spiders that woo their mates with silk-wrapped gifts, chivalrous cellar spiders, tiny mites, and massive tarantulas, as well as many others. Along the way, you will learn why arachnids are living fossils in some respects and nimble opportunists in others, and how natural selection has perfected their sensory structures, defense mechanisms, reproductive strategies, and hunting methods. Covers more than 300 different kinds of arachnids, including ones new to science Features more than 750 stunning color photos Describes every aspect of arachnid biology, from physiology to biogeography Illustrates courtship and mating, birth, maternal care, hunting, and defense Includes first-ever photos of the underground lives of schizomids and vinegaroons Provides the first organized guide to macroscopic mites, including photos of living mites for easy reference
Twitter, Google, Skype - do these, and the many other technological terms you hear these days, sound like a foreign language to you? If so, it's time to learn the vocabulary and find out how it can improve your life. This guide will make using the Internet straightforward, productive and enjoyable. In clear question-and-answer form, here is the most important, most useful information you'll need. You'll discover how to communicate face to face with family and friends around the world; store and edit your digital photos; pay bills; buy books online or search for the best holiday house rental; find a doctor or a garden centre. Whatever it is, in no time at all, you'll be doing it better and more easily. You'll love the conversational, positive tone, and you'll be empowered by the clarity and authority of the answers.
The world's most comprehensive reference to Champagne and sparkling wine by the world's leading authority: multi-award-winning wine writer Tom Stevenson. This third edition has been fully updated and significantly extended by Essi Avellan, Master of Wine, one of the world's most exciting and talented young wine writers and the editor of FINE Champagne magazine. A country-by-country guide, from the finest Champagnes of France to the lesser-known sparkling wine producers of China, this extraordinary work takes you to five continents and to all the countries where serious sparkling wine is produced. More than 1,600 producers from around the world are rated on a 100-point global scale with an in-depth analysis of their history, method of production and style of wine. More than 400 gorgeous photographs vividly enrich the physical splendour of the work.
This popular dictionary, formerly published as the Penguin Dictionary of Electronics, has been extensively revised and updated, providing more than 5,000 clear, concise, and jargon-free A-Z entries on key terms, theories, and practices in the areas of electronics and electrical science. Topics covered include circuits, power, systems, magnetic devices, control theory, communications, signal processing, and telecommunications, together with coverage of applications areas such as image processing, storage, and electronic materials. The dictionary is enhanced by dozens of equations and nearly 400 diagrams. It also includes 16 appendices listing mathematical tables and other useful data, including essential graphical and mathematical symbols, fundamental constants, technical reference tables, mathematical support tools, and major innovations in electricity and electronics. More than 50 useful web links are also included with appropriate entries, accessible via a dedicated companion website. A Dictionary of Electronics and Electrical Engineering is the most up-to-date quick reference dictionary available in its field, and is a practical and wide-ranging resource for all students of electronics and of electrical engineering.
A charming and indispensable tour of two thousand years of the written word, Shady Characters weaves a fascinating trail across the parallel histories of language and typography.
Whether investigating the asterisk (*) and dagger ( ) which alternately illuminated and skewered heretical verses of the early Bible or the at sign (@), which languished in obscurity for centuries until rescued by the Internet, Keith Houston draws on myriad sources to chart the life and times of these enigmatic squiggles, both exotic (
) and everyday (&).
From the Library of Alexandria to the halls of Bell Labs, figures as diverse as Charlemagne, Vladimir Nabokov, and George W. Bush cross paths with marks as obscure as the interrobang (?) and as divisive as the dash ( ). Ancient Roman graffiti, Venetian trading shorthand, Cold War double agents, and Madison Avenue round out an ever more diverse set of episodes, characters, and artifacts.
Richly illustrated, ranging across time, typographies, and countries, Shady Characters will delight and entertain all who cherish the unpredictable and surprising in the writing life."
This brand-new book provides in-depth review for the Physics 2 exam, which corresponds to a second-year, algebra-based physics class. Subject matter covers electric, magnetic, and gravitational fields; circuits and capacitance; fluid dynamics; thermodynamics; optics; and modern physics. Barron's AP Physics 2 offers in-depth review for the exam and includes: Two practice tests that reflect the AP Physics 2 exam A diagnostic test that helps students target areas where they need more study Practice questions and review that cover all test areas Tips and advice for dealing with the new problem types introduced on this test BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to two additional full-length online AP Physics 2 tests with all questions answered and explained. The online exams can be easily accessed by computer, tablet, and smartphone.
This is a comprehensive A-Z sourcebook of everything you ever wanted to know about the Man of Steel, including entries on Lex Luthor, Lois Lane, Lana Lang, Supergirl, and Doomsday. Plus, complete details of Superman's origins, and biographies of every character in his universe. It is illustrated with hundreds of black and white comic book images throughout, and two 16-page colour inserts.
The wickedly funny feminist historian who brought you Unmentionable: A Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners is back, to educate you on what to expect when you're expecting . . . a Victorian baby. Twenty-first century parents are drowning in theories and advice and guilt, with maybe one in a hundred managing some facade of success. What can we learn from our foremothers? Is it possible that the rather draconian methods of Victorian childrearing worked? Better than the ones we bend our backs to today? Ungovernable will address parents' concerns about raising a model Victorian child, advising you on: - How much lager to consume while pregnant - How to select the best peasant teat for your child - How to choose an appropriately homely governess - Which toys are most likely to turn your child into a sexual deviant - And more Consulting actual advice manuals from the 19th century, Oneill takes us on a shocking and hilarious tour through the backwards, pseudoscientific, downright bizarre childrearing fashions of the Victorians, giving us some much-needed perspective on contemporary parenting fads.
This brand new book provides in-depth review for the Physics 1 exam, which corresponds to a first-year, algebra-based physics class. Subject matter includes dynamics, kinematics, simple circuits, simple harmonic motion, waves, and sound. Barron's AP Physics 1 offers in-depth review for the exam and includes: Two practice tests that reflect the AP Physics 1 exam A diagnostic test that helps students target areas where they need more study Practice questions and review that cover all test areas Tips and advice for dealing with the new problem types introduced on this test BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to two additional full-length online AP Physics 1 tests with all questions answered and explained. These online exams can be easily accessed by smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Within the domains of criminal justice and mental health care, critical debate concerning `care' versus `control' and `therapy' versus `security' is now commonplace. Indeed, the `hybridisation' of these areas is now a familiar theme. This unique and topical text provides an array of expert analyses from key contributors in the field that explore the interface between criminal justice and mental health. Using concise yet robust definitions of key terms and concepts, it consolidates scholarly analysis of theory, policy and practice. Readers are provided with practical debates, in addition to the theoretical and ideological concerns surrounding the risk assessment, treatment, control and risk management in a cross-disciplinary context. Included in this book is recommended further reading and an index of legislation, making it an ideal resource for students at undergraduate and postgraduate level, together with researchers and practitioners in the field.
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