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This abundantly illustrated, easy-to-follow guide offers beginning magicians expert advice for successfully performing over 100 tricks, each graded according to difficulty. Requiring neither sleight of hand nor complex props, these fascinating tricks can all be performed with everyday objects.Step-by-step instructions, complemented by nearly 400 explanatory illustrations, show you how to master such all-time classics as The Inexhaustible Hat, The Cut and Restored Turban, Dyeing the Silks, The Chinese Rings, and The Vanishing Bowl of Water. You'll also learn to perform the mystifying manipulations of The Rising Cards, The Telltale Card, and The Impossible Location and to execute such quick tricks as The Invisible Lasso, Steel through Steel, and The Indestructible Handkerchief. With this book as your guide, you'll even master such baffling exploits of mental magic as Fingers That See, The Great Telephone Trick, Magic Squares, Super Memory, and dozens more. In addition to complete instructions, the text includes a glossary of professional terms, notes on constructing necessary props, and a brief but fascinating section on great magicians, past and present.Like many magicians, author Bill Tarr has been performing since an early age. In this book, his enthusiasm, knowledge, and admiration for his subject are readily apparent. By following the expert advice and instructions he has put forth in this easy-to-follow guide, you'll soon be adept at a repertoire of tricks sure to dazzle friends and family alike.
Welcome to the world of fantasy and parable. 101 Fun Fables is guaranteed to move you a bit away from the ponderous scholastic to the lighter side of living life on the "real" side of theology. The writing is entertainment, surely, but holds out practical applications as well if you need to start a good speech, spin up an article, or simply make learning a little easier. With apologies to Aesop, look inside for a saucy yet practical aspect of storytelling through the delight of animal fables. Bernie indulges deeply in gentle humor, kindly farce, and more than a touch of whimsy. Everyone from Adonius the Stork to Zippy Snail is waiting for you. The fables tease us into realization that religion is good for you, and it's supposed to be fun.
Nags Head boasts a plethora of natural wonders. From an ecologically unique maritime forest to breathtaking coastal dunes, the dynamics of the area corroborate the sentiment Thomas Nixon expressed in his 1964 classic. Indeed, as early as the 1830s, merchants and planters from the Albemarle region of North Carolina and Southside Virginia brought their families to Nags Head via boat to exchange the oppressive inland summer heat for cool ocean breezes. In this striking photographic collection, Downing illustrates why this scenic spot on the Outer Banks has been beloved for generations by sun-seekers, sightseers and surfers alike.
The North Fork's natural riches have been seducing people for more than four hundred years. The Algonquin Indians--and, later, Dutch and English colonists--first recognizedthe area for its waters rich with clams and fish, its fertile soil for growing crops and its abundant forests to support shipbuilding. Hearing the ocean's call, many have long admired the inlets, creeks and bays and contrast the ruggedness of the Long Island Sound with the tranquility of Peconic Bay. In this pictorial history, local author Rosemary McKinley showcases the nautical history, idyllic seaside settings and lush landscapes of this picturesque country.
The Old Man of the Mountain once cast a steady gaze upon the slopes of Franconia Notch. Its profile drew writers, explorers and presidents, delighting all who glimpsed its features. But when it collapsed on May 3, 2003, the Old Man seemed forever lost. Veteran historian Bruce Heald and the last caretaker of the Old Man, David Nielsen, have gathered 101 images from the profile's long history. These one-of-a-kind photos from Nielsen's private collection depict four decades of preservation work, seismic testing by national experts, visits from dignitaries and rare memorabilia. With Nielsen's personal reflections on his life's work and Heald's notes on the history of the Old Man, this volume recaptures the wonder of New Hampshire's great stone face.
Long Island's South Fork--famous for the Hamptons--is now one of the hottest summer destinations for the wealthiest and most famous Americans. But it wasn't always so....When European explorers arrived on Long Island's southeastern-most shores in the seventeenth century, they shared the land with the Montauket and Shinnecock Indians. The South Fork remained relatively rural until the railroad arrived in the 1870s. In this pictorial history, Richard Panchyk surveys how dramatically the landscape has changed, from the famous Montauk Lighthouse and iconic windmills to the sprawling mansions and opulent hotels, and highlights some of the notable figures who graced these shores, including New York politicians and a plethora of artists and celebrities. Showcasing the South Fork's famous faces and places, Panchyk reveals this coastal community's bygone era.
This book is designed to showcase the extraordinary richness and variety of American poetry in all its splendor. From formal odes and dialect verse to love sonnets and works of social protest, these poems cover more than 350 years of American culture and history.
One of the last great names in the Japanese ukiyo-e style, Utagawa Kuniyoshi was an undisputed master of the warrior woodblock print. Born in Tokyo in 1797, his talent became evident by the tender age of 12, when he became an apprentice to a famous print master. Starting out with vivid illustrations of cultural icons--including Kabuki actors and Japanese heroes--he moved on to a unique treatment of warrior prints, incorporating elements of dreams, omens, and daring feats that characterized his distinctive style. These dramatic eighteenth-century illustrations represent the pinnacle of his craft. One hundred and one full-color portraits of legendary samurai pulse with movement, passion, and remarkably fine detail. A must for collectors of Japanese art and a perfect first work for those who want to start their own collection, it includes brief captions and a new introduction.
Tired of doing the same basic stitches over and over again? Noted designer Hope Hanley can help you bring new excitement and beauty to your needlepoint in more than a hundred different ways. In this practical, extremely well-organized guide she presents a treasury of 101 decorative stitches, with an easy-to-read chart and an actual-size photograph for each one.Only stitches which adequately cover the canvas have been included in this versatile collection. In Tapestry no warp threads are allowed to show through, so why let canvas show in needlepoint? Enhance and individualize your needlepoint projects with expert advice on a host of exquisite stitches: rep stitch; fancy cross stitch; Renaissance stitch; cross stitch; Herringbone stitch; shaded stripe stitch; double stitch; mosaic stitch; French stitch; Greek stitch; velvet stitch; closed cat stitch; and scores more.The author explains precisely where and how to make best use of each stitch (as a filling stitch in small areas, as a background or a grounding pattern), and tells whether each is slow or quick to work up and whether it's best on mono or two-thread canvas. No stitch combinations have been included, just the fundamental stitch. Think up your own combinations -- there are hundreds of them!Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced needleworker, give your needlepoint a vibrant new look with this modestly priced, indispensable reference work.
This is one of the finest of all the available books on the making of patchwork quilts. The author is recognized as having been one of our country's leading authorities on this venerable art, and in this book she divulges many a secret that will assist you in making quilts of the highest quality.The book contains over 100 patchwork patterns, with complete instructions for cutting and sewing. All conceivable sorts of designs are diagrammed and carefully described: flower designs, rainbows designs, Irish chains, fish and bird and leaf designs. The book shows you, step by step, all the details of making each kind of quilt: it covers choice of pattern, piece vs. patch quilting, simple and complex quilts, choice of quilt materials, interlining materials, lining and thread materials, cutting and piecing, the applique process, various methods of setting together, quilt sizes, borders, scallops, flounces, valances, straight line and close shell quilting, methods of stamping, perforated quilting patterns, quilting the quilt, putting into frames, quilting in a small space, embroidery quilts, and many other topics.The book is written in an entertaining manner. The author weaves a great deal of rosy humor into the lining of her instructions, as well as some interesting facts about the history of quilting, quilt materials, patterns, and some really choice folklore about the origin of the highly ingenious names of the patterns: "Monkey Wrench," "Road to California," "Lafayette Orange Peel," "Drunkard's Path," and "Crossed Canoes," to name a few.The book is not technical in any sense of the word. You can use it to make beautiful quilts provided only that you know the fundamentals of sewing.
Have you ever wondered why the sea is salty or if the ocean ever freezes? Or how starfishes see? If you have, then this fascinating guide to plants and animals that thrive along the ocean's edge is just for you.The veteran illustrator and nature writer Sy Barlowe provides answers to these and scores of other sea-related questions through accurate drawings and concise text about barnacles, sea anemones, mollusks, arthropods, crustaceans, tidal pools, seaweed, shorebirds, quahogs, shipworms, and many other life forms found in shoreline habitats.This informative and lively guide will not only open up new worlds to the reader but will also promote an awareness of seashore environments and the importance of preserving them.
The perfect book to introduce rhythm instruments to young children! Children make the sound of the ocean waves using shakers, pretend to be a train using sand blocks, create a rainstorm with rhythm sticks, and perform circus tricks with jingle bells. Plus, they learn to play the instruments along with their favorite songs. 101 Rhythm Instrument Activities /i>is perfect for parents, early childhood teachers, and music teachers who work with toddlers through age 6.
This paper will provide a historical view of the events of 1st Squad, 1st Platoon of Bravo Company, 2/187th Infantry BN, 101st ABN Division, Fort Campbell, KY. I will provide insight of the operation from the squad level non-commissioned officer view. I will focus on the areas of notification of deployment, pre deployment preparation, deployment, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, cease-fire, and redeployment to Fort Campbell. The paper will cover the period of 01 August 1990 through 09 April 1991.
[Includes 53 photos/illustrations and 11 maps]The defense of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II is one of the supreme achievements of American arms. Bastogne is deservedly identified with the finest characteristics of the American soldier, and the name Bastogne symbolizes a heroic battle. Bastogne has long held the attention of students of war, yet the battle offers new insights for soldiers with modern concerns.Colonel Ralph M. Mitchell's study, The 101st Airborne Division's Defense of Bastogne, reveals how a light infantry division, complemented by key attachments, stopped an armor-heavy German corps. Using original documents and reports, Colonel Mitchell traces the fight at Bastogne with emphasis on the organization, movement and, employment of the 101st Airborne Division. Although a variety of factors influenced the outcome at Bastogne, the flexibility of the 101st to reconfigure for sustained operations and to defeat strong opposition forces even when surrounded shows how properly augmented light infantry can fight and win.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) produced a large body of fine literature that includes novels, plays, stories, scientific treatises, travelogues, and other prose. His ballads, elegies, and lyric poems rank among his finest works. This dual-language edition, spanning a wide range of styles, forms, and moods, presents a rich selection of Goethe's verse in the original German with excellent line-for-line English translations on facing pages.Featured masterworks include "Prometheus," typical of the Sturm und Drang (storm and stress) period; "Rastlose Liebe" ("Restless Love") and "An den Mond" ("To the Moon"), lyric pieces of intense beauty; the narrative ballads "Der Fischer" ("The Fisherman") and "Erlkönig" ("Elf King"); and other poems of timeless beauty and resonance. In addition to an informative introduction, this edition offers a commentary on each poem that will provide valuable insights for students, teachers, and other readers.
From the author of Mindfulness A to Z!This engaging and accessible little book is filled with both humor and profound teaching. It presents 108 metaphors for mindfulness, meditation practice, the nature of the self, change, deep acceptance, and other related concepts that Dr. Kozak has cultivated over twenty-five years of meditating, practicing yoga, and working as a clinical psychologist. Metaphors are indispensable to understanding mindfulness, and to help deeply internalize it and make it a part of everyday life. These mentally catchy images can motivate us to practice, show us how and where to bring mindfulness to life in our personal experience, and help us employ powerful methods for transformation. This book was previously published under the title Wild Chicken and Petty Tyrants.
11+ Science Practice Papers: For 11+, pre-test and independent school exams including CEM, GL and ISEBby Jackie Barns-Graham
Prepare for the most challenging of pre-tests and 11+ independent school entrance exams with five levelled exam papers designed to test pupils' ability across all Science topics for a better chance at getting into their school of choice.- Develops and perfects exam technique for all major pre-test and 11+ independent school exams including ISEB- Features levelled papers to help build skills for the top marks - Teaches pupils to improve their response rates with timed papers- Builds exam-room confidence by practising with a variety of exam paper styles- Identifies weaker areas and improves results with detailed answers and commentary- Prepares pupils for what they will face on exam day with a mock testAlso available for 11+ Science preparation: - 11+ Science Revision Guide ISBN 9781471849237Revision Guides, Workbooks and Practice Papers are also available for Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning on www.galorepark.co.uk
11+ Science Revision Guide: For 11+, pre-test and independent school exams including CEM, GL and ISEBby Sue Hunter
Secure the top marks in 11+ independent school entrance exams and pre-tests and a better chance at getting into their school of choice with this essential revision guide. Complete coverage of the ISEB 11+ Science syllabus and stretching extra content ensures that every topic is thoroughly revised ahead of the exams.- This book covers everything required for the 11+ Science exam- Prepares pupils for a wide range of independent school exams and pre-tests with challenging extension material- Consolidates revision with all the key information in one place- Features helpful insight in to the exams, with examples, practical tips and advice- Tests understanding and technique with timed, levelled exam-style questionsAlso available for 11+ Science preparation: - 11+ Science Practice Papers ISBN 9781471849282Revision Guides, Workbooks and Practice Papers are also available for English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning on www.galorepark.co.uk.
Mystery and adventure for four young detectives in Ancient Roman times...It's summer in the Bay of Naples - time for fun and relaxation. Everyone is thinking about love at the beautiful Villa Limona, but danger lurks beneath the luxury. A famous murder was committed nearby, and a poisoner is at large amongst the guests. Can Flavia and her friends set a trap to catch the culprit before it's too late?
Invaluable source of information for art historians, craftspeople, dealers, collectors, and preservationists includes hundreds of finely detailed illustrations of garden seats, candelabras, moldings, gates, balcony grilles, vases, crosses, funerary ornaments and monuments, finials, doorknobs and many other ornamental features. A rich source of inspiration and royalty-free graphics, as well, for commercial artists and designers.
This study examines the role of U.S. Army Engineers fighting as infantry in AirLand Battle by analyzing the actions of the 1111th Engineer Combat Group during the Battle of the Bulge in Dec. 1944. By manning hasty defensive positions at Malmedy, Stavelot, and Trois Ponts, the 291st Engineers and C Company, 51st Engineers delayed the German advance long enough for 30th Infantry and 82d Airborne Divisions to reach the area and wrestle the initiative from Sixth Panzer Army. The defense of the Ourthe River line by elements of the 51st Engineers was instrumental in delaying 116th Panzer Division long enough for 3rd Armored and 84th Infantry Divisions to reach defensive positions in front of the Meuse River.Engineers were successful as infantry against mechanized forces for several reasons: 1) Infantry missions were limited in scope; 2) They were augmented with additional fire power; 3) They occupied good defensible terrain; 4) World War II engineer units received extensive combat training before deploying overseas.The Battle of the Bulge displays many of the characteristics of a Soviet attack on NATO. Like the Ardennes in Dec. 1944, NATO's Central Front is held by units which are overextended, untested in combat, and locked into a rigid forward defense with limited tactical reserves and no operational reserves. Under these circumstances, if Soviet forces do penetrate the Main Battle Area, engineer units are likely to be committed as infantry to block or contain the penetration. Like the Battle of the Bulge, we can expect a non-linear battlefield with fragmented, isolated units-a battlefield dominated by confusion and uncertainty. It is in exactly this type of situation that the actions of a few brave, determined men can make the difference between victory and defeat. By manning small, isolated defensive positions, the men of the 1111th Engineer Group provided the extra measure of combat power that tipped the scales of victory in favor of the Allies in Dec. 1944.
In the post-World War I era, as the economic boom of the 1920s gathered momentum, millions of Americans set out to make the dream of owning their own home come true. Labor and materials were plentiful and cheap, and new trends in home design made the prospect of homebuilding an exciting venture. This fascinating book, a reprint of a rare catalog of prefabricated houses from 1923, reveals in detail the types of design offered to those in the market for a new home in the early 1920s.Of the 117 designs included, most are substantial middle-class homes. But the popularity of cottages and bungalows is also apparent in the wide selection of practical and appealing designs depicted. And there are large, formal homes as well, many of which embody America's unflagging interest in colonial styling. Some have affluent touches such as a sleeping porch or a sun room. Many reflect a strong interest in exterior detailing, in the form of cypress siding, broad eaves, heavy timber brackets, stucco pillars, and flower boxes, among other features.Each house is shown in a large frontal illustration. Floor plans for the first and second floors are included, and interior and exterior detailing are extensively described. The specifics of plumbing, heating, and lighting are included in a special section at the back of the book.Architects, architectural and social historians -- anyone interested in American home design -- will enjoy the rich variety of designs presented. Republished in association with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, this authentic catalog provides not only an indispensable repository of information about the homes themselves but a source of insight into American life at a time when owning a home became a widely realizable dream for a rapidly growing middle class.
A Novella in the Delectable SeriesThom Kennedy Leyton returns to San Francisco to take up the reins of Graze, one of the city's best restaurants, years after he lost his job when his innovative new set of recipes was stolen. Thom's loss of self-esteem eventually caused his boyfriend, Blake Warner, to end their relationship, sending Thom into a deep depression. Now, cured of fifty excess pounds and any attraction to Blake, Thom's back in town. Blake catches him off guard when he visits Graze several days in a row, and Thom lets himself get caught up in Blake's allure, despite knowing better. Thom juggles a renewed relationship with Blake, a Christmas visit from his parents, and an important holiday menu based on a Twelve Days of Christmas theme. When an old acquaintance reveals that Blake knows more about the theft of the recipes than he lets on, Thom doesn't know whom to trust. But the truth isn't quite that simple, and Thom won't be able to decide if Blake deserves a place in his life until he learns exactly what happened years ago.
Recovery from addiction is often compared to a journey where you meet new people, rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit, and learn new things about yourself that give you hope for the future. But like all journeys, there are also pitfalls that can jeopardize your sobriety.With his popular book, 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery, Allen Berger has shown many people how to confront self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that can sabotage their sobriety. In this sequel, Allen gives you the tools you need to work through twelve pitfalls that you are likely to encounter on your path to long-term recovery. Whether you are facing relapse, learning to overcome complacency, or taking responsibility for your feelings and actions, this book will equip you to overcome some of the most common relapse hazards as you make your trek along "the Road of Happy Destiny."
This Personal Experience Paper will discuss 125th MP Bn missions during Operation Just Cause, Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield, Operation Joint Guardian, and Operation Enduring Freedom. I will discuss the numerous roles each unit conducted while assigned to these battalions and brigades. These missions include enemy prisoner of war (EPW) escort, airlift transport of EPW's, traffic control points (TCP) border patrol operation, searches, convoy escorts, custom operations (PSD), and many more. Furthermore, this paper should inform the reader of the overwhelming demand the war in Iraq and other missions are placing on the Army National Guard. One of the many challenges facing the Army National Guard is the number of deployments Citizen Soldiers have participated in support of the worldwide Army operations.
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