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50 Things To Do With A Penknife

Author : Matt Collins
ISBN : 1616896388
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 77.62 MB
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Whether you're a beginner or seasoned whittler, this practical guide to the age old yet newly popular art of whittling will delight, inspire, and instruct you. Featuring projects that cater to a range of skill levels—including a pen/pencil holder, chess pieces, a slingshot, spoon, whistle, chopsticks, fishhook, bookmark, and more elaborate carvings like a horse's head and whale—50 Things to Do with a Penknife is the perfect combination of cool craftsmanship with savvy survival-skill projects. Detailed step-by-step illustrations make this book ideal for the creative adventurer with-a-knife in your life!
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

50 Things To See In The Sky

Author : Sarah Barker
ISBN : 1911624008
Genre : Science
File Size : 75.47 MB
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A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to 50 sights in the skies above us – complete with a glow-in-the dark front cover. Explained with fascinating, easy-to-understand commentary from astrophysicist and science communicator, Sarah Barker, and illustrated throughout with captivating drawings by Maria Nilsson, each guide helps you locate an incredible sight. The book is divided into three main sections – and whether you use the naked eye, a telescope, or fall into a black hole of online research, you’ll discover the limitless wonder of the skies – from otherworldly phenomena on Earth like sun dogs, to planets, moons, stars, lunar craters and galaxy clusters. Naked Eye: Learn how navigators travelled in the past by finding the North Star; say hello to our astronauts and learn how to spot the International Space Station; see a red supergiant star (Betelgeuse); and find out more about solar eclipses. Further Afield: Find out more about the next closest galaxy, Andromeda; learn about the discovery of Saturn’s ‘ears’ (or rings!); spot an alien storm that’s as big as the Earth; and track ‘Little Green Men’ and ice volcanoes. Far, Far Away: Learn how baby stars are created by the Pillars of Creation; marvel at the Hubble Deep Field; and unearth the brightest things in our universe, quasars. The book also includes advice on ideal conditions for observing the stars, telescopes and binoculars, and navigating the skies. With extra tips and a rundown of useful tools, you’ll find everything you need to get out there and look up!
Category: Science

40 Knots And How To Tie Them

Author : Lucy Davidson
ISBN : 1911595237
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 24.72 MB
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A beautifully presented, practical gift guide to the age-old art of tying knots. The next title in Pavilion’s exciting new series for adventurers, this book follows on from the success of 50 Things to Do with a Penknife. The book features step-by-step instructions on how to tie 40 fundamental knots, and then shows you how your new skills can be transformed into a selection of practical and decorative projects. The book is divided in four sections: Classic Knots – featuring the Reef Bow and the True Lover’s Knot. Knots in this chapter can be used to create a wall hanging. Camping Knots – featuring the Tent Pole Hitch and the Rope Ladder. Knots in this chapter can be used to create an outdoor mat and a beaded bracelet. Climbing Knots – featuring the Alpine Butterfly and the Spanish Bowline. Knots in this chapter can be used to make a coaster and a bag. Maritime Knots – featuring the Anchor Bend and the Dry Fly. Knots in this chapter can be used to make a plant hanger and a hammock. The detailed instructions are complemented by smart step-by-step illustrations, which highlight the tactile quality of the material in hand. The book also includes an introduction with advice on putting together the knot lover’s ultimate toolbox, alongside explanations of key terms and techniques. Featuring the ultimate crossover of cool craftsmanship and nifty projects, this book is the perfect gift for creative adventurers.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Best Of The 2006 Penknife Press Short Story Writing Contest Entries

Author : L. C. Redmond
ISBN : 9781599970011
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 62.43 MB
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These stories are the best of the 2006 Penknife Press short story writing contest entries. The authors come from around the world, and the subject matter of the stories is as varied as the authors.
Category: Fiction

St Nicholas

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ISBN : SRLF:A0003836186
Genre : Children's literature
File Size : 38.14 MB
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Category: Children's literature

Criminology Skills

Author : Emily Finch
ISBN : 9780199597376
Genre : Law
File Size : 40.64 MB
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From study skills to research skills, Criminology Skills gives students the tools needed to succeed in the study of criminology. Beginning with an introduction to finding, using, and evaluating criminological resources, it allows students to establish a strong skills foundation right from the start. The book then moves into more advanced levels of study, covering academic skills, and finally, research skills. Offering coverage of practical, academic, and research skills in one manageable volume, Criminology Skills is an excellent study skills book for criminology students at all levels of study. FEATURES * Written in lively, student-friendly language * Integrates real-world examples and engaging exercises throughout, encouraging students to put the skills they are learning into a practical context * Comprehensive coverage of research methods, ethics, and data analysis * Accompanied by a comprehensive Companion Website (www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199597376) with a rich variety of student resources--practical exercises, animated walkthroughs showing how to use online databases, activities to help test students' understanding of ethical considerations as well as the differences between quantitative and qualitative research methods, and more
Category: Law

Office Pastimes

Author : Marcus Weeks
ISBN : 159223674X
Genre : Humor
File Size : 78.33 MB
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- Filled with quirky illustrations, easy-to-follow instructions, and witty words of wisdom, Office Pastimes gives drones the power to turn their cubicles into hotbeds of fun and frivolity.- Make Martha proud! Create a cheery Corporate Snow Globe--a great stress-buster--using supplies you'll find in the stationery closet. Or try your hand at Paperclip Jewelry or Post-It Origami.- Establish your own office Olympics with events like Synchronized Chair Spinning, Photocopier Steeplechase, ot Workstation Tag. Gold-medal fun! Risk-takers may want to engage in extreme office games like Trashcan Inferno or Meeting Room Roulette.- A hip, hilarious guide to managing work-day monotony, featuring 50 fun activities guaranteed to brighten the workplace.
Category: Humor

The World Rushed In

Author : J. S. Holliday
ISBN : 9780806183527
Genre : History
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When The World Rushed In was first published in 1981, the Washington Post predicted, “It seems unlikely that anyone will write a more comprehensive book about the Gold Rush.” Twenty years later, no one has emerged to contradict that judgment, and the book has gained recognition as a classic. As the San Francisco Examiner noted, “It is not often that a work of history can be said to supplant every book on the same subject that has gone before it.” Through the diary and letters of William Swain--augmented by interpolations from more than five hundred other gold seekers and by letters sent to Swain from his wife and brother back home--the complete cycle of the gold rush is recreated: the overland migration of over thirty thousand men, the struggle to “strike it rich” in the mining camps of the Sierra Nevadas, and the return home through the jungles of the Isthmus of Panama. In a new preface, the author reappraises our continuing fascination with the “gold rush experience” as a defining epoch in western--indeed, American--history.
Category: History