Thanks to the popularity of workshops and classes, metal jewelry making is no longer the exclusive realm of professional jewelry designers. Now, with a little patience and the right instruction, anyone can learn to create beautiful metal jewelry with metalsmithing techniques.
This is the go-to instructional guide for the modern rockhounder and prospector, ideal for enthusiasts at all skill levels
The actor known for roles in such productions as "Parks and Recreation" shares musings on a range of topics from love and manliness to grooming and eating meat, offering additional discussions of his life before fame and his courtship of his wife, Megan Mullally.
Experts are constantly telling us what we need to be doing to improve our businesses. There are hundreds of books in the market filled with advice from these experts, each of which insisting that its ideas are the best, and that we need to be implementing them now. But how can you filter out all of the bad advice, misinformation, and misuse of business tools that is out there? None of us needs another list of what we should be doing. This is a book about what not to do.
Arranged chronologically, presents the important thoughts and big ideas from the most brilliant minds of the past three thousand years, including St. Thomas Aquinas's five proofs of God's existence and the Freudian slip.
Accompanied by 13 projects and essays on country life, a shepherd, knitter and textile artisan, who raises sheep, goats and llamas on her 220-acre farm in western Massachusetts, reveals all the facets of life connected to sheep and making yarn.
The Anatomy of Steampunk is a fashion sourcebook of nearly 200 inspirational photos for the steampunk “look” you want. Also includes DIY tips for transforming your own wardrobe.
Accompanying a major retrospective of Anders Zorn’s work, this is the first volume in English to explore the Swedish Impressionist’s entire career in depth. Anders Zorn (1860–1920) is one of Sweden’s most accomplished and beloved artists. Renowned for his light, expressive watercolors, he attained mastery of the genre at an early age and later applied his techniques to oil painting. Zorn is often compared with the artists John Singer Sargent and Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, contemporaries who also were known for their portraits of high-society figures. Taking up residence in London and then in Paris, Zorn established himself as an international portrait painter, depicting fashionable clients in a style both elegant and relaxed. He became a favorite among wealthy American collectors, bankers, and industrialists who sat for him, including art collector Isabella Stewart Gardner and three U.S. presidents. Although perhaps best known for his portraits, Zorn brought equal skill to painting genre scenes and views of nature. This handsome volume provides a thorough introduction to the artist and his works, from portraiture to landscapes and his famous nudes. Four illustrated essays are accompanied by a chronology, selected bibliography, an exhibition checklist, and an index.
The author charts the course of his career as an astronaut, detailing how he overcame slim odds on account of his Canadian nationality to become one of NASA's most decorated astronauts while offering an intimate look at life in space.
Offers unique do-it-yourself ideas from instructables.com, including how to make a wine barrel beer table, a test tube spice rack, and rifle cartridge pen blanks.
An unprecedented book about one of the greatest of all composers, by his greatest modern interpreter. Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most famously unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque--and occasionally so intemperate?
For thirteen years now a baker’s dozen! the annual Best Food Writing anthology has become known as the place where readers and food writers meet to celebrate the most delicious prose of the year, from a dynamic mix of seasoned food writing stars and intriguing new voices. You’ll find every course served up, from entertaining blogs to provocative journalism, from richly detailed profiles to tender memoirs.
Details the extraordinary partnership and friendship between Larry Ellison, billionaire CEO of Oracle Corporation, and blue-collar mechanic Norbert Bajurin, offering a riveting glimpse into their runs for The America's Cup and the design and building of these boats and the men who race them.
Presents major news stories ignored or underreported by the main stream media in 2012 and 2013.
Your passport to European research! Chart your research course to find your European ancestors with the beginner-friendly, how-to instruction in this book. This one-of-a-kind collection provides invaluable information about more than 35 countries in a single source.
Fire Base Illingworth is an epic, never-before-told true story of a North Vietnamese Army attack and how the men of this nearly overrun Fire Base survived. In the early morning hours of April 1, 1970, more than four hundred North Vietnamese soldiers charged out into the open and tried to over-run FSB Illingworth. The battle went on, mostly in the dark, for hours. Exposed ammunition canisters were hit and blew up, causing a thunderous explosion inside the FSB that left dust so thick it jammed the hand-held weapons of the GIs. Much of the combat was hand-to-hand. In all, twenty-four Americans lost their lives and another fifty-four were wounded. Nearly one hundred enemy bodies were recovered. It was one of the most vicious small unit firefights in the history of U.S. forces in Vietnam. As in his acclaimed book Blackhorse Riders, a finalist for the prestigious Colby Award, Phil Keith uncovers a harrowing true story of bravery and sacrifice by the men who fought valiantly to hold FSB Illingworth--a tale never-before-told and one that will not be soon forgotten