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From award-winning author Wayne van Zwoll, Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Rifles provides everything you need to know about rifles in tight, lively text and sharp photos. Get the facts on ballistics, cartridge selection, rifle mechanisms, optics, zeroing--and the shooting techniques of the masters. This book is for all rifle enthusiasts. For the beginner, it's a crash course in all things rifle. And for the advanced shooter, well, let's just say you're going to find out how much you don't know about rifles. Either way, van Zwoll will leave you wanting for nothing except more time on the range and in the field with your favorite long guns. Inside this information-packed volume, you will find: The stories behind the American and European gunmakers making the grade today. Trending now--rimfires to ARs, distance shooters, and those with big stopping power. Overview of incredible feats of the best marksman ever. The best loads for hunting and target shooting--and an inside look at what makes them tick. Sights from iron to red dot, doping the wind and getting to zero. Superb imagery. Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to Rifles has it all--facts, photos, trivia, history, and a perspective on the genre that guarantees you, too, will fall in love with the long gun. It's a must-have for any rifle lover.
The long shot: Art plus science equals success! The long shot. It's a challenge that both thrills and intimidates. Now, with Wayne van Zwoll's newest Gun Digest book, Mastering the Art of Long-Range Shooting, you can tackle the shots you've always wanted to with confidence and accuracy. Inside you'll find: The rifles, ammunition, optics, and tools that make shots beyond the 500-yard mark reality. Bullet trajectory and drift dissected. Reading, shading, and clicking the wind. Specialized schools that perfect long-distance skills. And much, much more. Beautifully told as only expert marksman and noted author Wayne van Zwoll can, and gorgeously illustrated in full color, Mastering the Art of Long-Range Shooting is the definitive volume on the subject of shots beyond the 100-yard standard. Mine the gold in these pages and take your shooting to the next level--out there, way out there!
Wayne van Zwoll covers the technical aspects of rifle shooting in a conversational voice. He goes over everything from milliradians to walnut stocks, and exploding rifle chambers to disintegrating bullets. The book is a must-read for anyone that loves rifle shooting.In The Technical Rifleman You'll Learn:About rifle scope options and nomenclatureRifle shooting basic and advanced tipsHow to choose the best rifle for the game you hunt
Veteran author and respected shooting expert Dr. Wayne van Zwoll has made the most complete work ever published on bolt-action rifles even better by:Profiling the newest turnbolt actions and riflesTaking an in-depth look at the history of bolt gunsAnalyzing the latest trends in bold actionsOffering valuable tips on how to become a better shooter of bolt rifles
Alkibiades, a central character in Plato's Symposium, claims that philosophy touches him to the quick. When Socrates speaks, he's often moved to tears and realizes he must change his life. In Alkibiades' Love, Jan Zwicky demonstrates that this image of philosophy is not anachronistic, but remains the living heart of the discipline. Philosophy can indeed matter to our lives, but for it to do so, we must reconceive the methods that, since the Enlightenment, have dominated its self-image in the West. In these meticulously researched essays, Zwicky argues that analytic and poststructuralist philosophy are not simply fashions in academic discourse, but are manifestations of the technocracy which they sustain and promote. The alternative she develops, by showing it in action, is lyric philosophy - an integrated mode of understanding whose foundations lie in the way we comprehend music and metaphor. Written in lucid and powerful prose, Alkibiades' Love will interest a broad readership, from students of ancient Greek philosophy to ecologists seeking a coherent foundation for their work. Zwicky offers deep and original readings of Freud, Plato, and Simone Weil, and resuscitates Max Wertheimer's work, linking it to our comprehension of mathematics, metaphor, and ecological structures. Zwicky has been hailed as one of the most important and original thinkers of our time. Alkibiades' Love illuminates and extends her groundbreaking work while providing an accessible introduction for those coming to her thought for the first time.
More than 7 million Americans make six-figure salaries--and you can be one of them! Corporate recruiter Michael Zwell uses his twenty-five years of experience to show you how to reach that goal. And he brings you insider advice about salary negotiation from top business leaders, including: Robert Wright of the Wright Institute; Donald P. Delves of the Delves Group; Catherine Candland of Advantage Human Resourcing; Stan Smith of Smith Economics Group; Tom Terry of CCA Strategies; Judith Wright of the Wright Institute; Mylle Magnum of IBTWilliam J. White of Bell & Howell. These industry insiders show you how to negotiate a satisfying job offer or raise. They tell you how to ask the right questions and how to close a job offer at the right moment for the best salary and benefits. With these experts at your side, you'll get the salary and benefits you deserve.
Wildlife and nature can be close to you as your backyard or the nearest zoo. In The Professional Photographer's Guide to Shooting & Selling Nature & Wildlife Photos, a professional photographer shows how to take fabulous wildlife and nature photographs and how to reach the best markets. More than 250 full-color photos include captions with detailed explanations of where and how each was shot and the easiest way to achieve the same effect.
Although the construction and engineering sector makes important contributions to the economic, social, and environmental objectives of a nation, it has a notorious reputation for being an unsafe industry in which to work. Despite the fact that safety performance in the industry has improved, injuries and fatalities still occur frequently. To address this, the industry needs to evolve further by integrating safety into all decision making processes. Strategic Safety Management in Construction and Engineering takes a broad view of safety from a strategic decision making and management perspective with a particular focus on the need to balance and integrate 'science' and 'art' when implementing safety management. The principles covered here include the economics of safety, safety climate and culture, skills for safety, safety training and learning, safety in design, risk management, building information modelling, and safety research methods and the research-practice nexus. They are integrated into a strategic safety management framework which comprises strategy development, implementation, and evaluation. Practical techniques are included to apply the principles in the context of the construction and engineering industry and projects. Case studies are also provided to demonstrate the localised context and applications of the principles and techniques in practice.
Could you survive an outer-space disaster? Aspiring astronauts and young explorers will love this out-of-this-world Totally True Adventure. Astronauts Jim Lovell, Jack Swigert, and Fred Haise blasted off for the Moon on April 11, 1970. But after a disastrous explosion damaged their spacecraft, the three men had only one goal: to get back home safely. This informational text makes space travel exciting and accessible for younger readers and features illustrations, photographs, a map, and additional Story Behind the Story facts. Perfect for readers of the I Survived series and the Who Was series, Totally True Adventures are captivating nonfiction stories with not-to-be-missed bonus content.
Like The Bolter and Portrait of a Marriage, this beguiling, heady tale of a scandalous ménage à trois among England's upper classes combines memoir and biography to re-create an unforgettably decadent world.Among the glittering stars of British society, Sofka Zinovieff's grandparents lived and loved with abandon. Robert Heber-Percy was a dashing young man who would rather have a drink than open a book, so his involvement with Jennifer Fry, a gorgeous socialite famous for her style and charm, was not surprising. But by the time Robert met and married Jennifer, he had already been involved with a man--Gerald, Lord Berners--for more than a decade.Stout, eccentric and significantly older, Gerald was a composer, writer and aesthete--a creative aristocrat most at home in the company of the era's best and brightest minds. He also owned one of Britain's loveliest stately homes, Faringdon House, in Oxfordshire, which under his stewardship became a beacon of sybaritic beauty. Robert and Gerald made an unlikely couple, especially because they lived together at Faringdon House when homosexuality was illegal. And then a pregnant Jennifer moved into Faringdon in 1942, creating a formidable ménage à trois.In this gorgeous, entertaining narrative of bohemian aristocracy, Sofka Zinovieff probes the mysteries of her grandparents and the third man in their marriage: Gerald, the complex and talented heir to a legendary house, its walls lined with priceless art and its gardens roamed by a bevy of doves, where he entertained everyone from Igor Stravinsky to Gertrude Stein. What brought Robert and Jennifer together under his roof, and why did Jennifer stay--and marry Robert? Blending memoir and biography in her quest to lay old ghosts to rest, Zinovieff pieces together the complicated reality behind the scandals of revelry and sexuality. The resulting story, defined by keen insight, deep affection and marvelous wit, captures the glory and indulgence of the age, and explores the many ways in which we have the capacity to love.
Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively, influential, and engaged teachers and activists. Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.A former bombardier in WWII, Zinn emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. Although he's a fierce critic, he gives us reason to hope that by learning from history and engaging politically, we can make a difference in the world.
In 1930, anthropologists Robert Zingg and Wendell Bennett spent nine months among the Tarahumara of Chihuahua, Mexico, one of the least acculturated indigenous societies in North America. Their fieldwork resulted in The Tarahumara: An Indian Tribe of Northern Mexico (1935), a classic ethnography still familiar to anthropologists. In addition to this formal work, Zingg also penned a personal, unvarnished travelogue of his sojourn among the Tarahumara. Unpublished in his lifetime, Behind the Mexican Mountains is now available in print for the first time.
[from inside flaps] Comparable to Frank Herbert's Dune in imaginative sweep and technical virtuosity, Neverness is a science fiction masterwork that is sure to establish David Zindell as one of the genre's premier talents. For the reader who enters the pages of Neverness, there awaits a world of stunning complexity: a world in which the evolutionary possibilities open to mankind are presented in marvelously rich detail, from the seemingly primitive Alaloi, whose genes have "back-mutated" to give them the appearance of Neanderthals; to the sophisticated Order of Pilots, which reworks the laws of time and physics to slingshot its members through dense regions of "thickspace"; to the Solid State Entity, a nebula-sized brain composed of moon-sized biocomputers analogous to neurons; to the Ieldra, a mythical race of aliens that eons ago seeded the galaxy with its DNA and initiated the evolutionary cycle. Standing at the center of the novel is Mallory Ringess, headstrong novitiate of the Order of Pilots, who against all odds navigates a maze of interspatial passageways to penetrate the Solid State Entity. When he returns to his native Neverness, it is with the conviction that the secret of the Ieldra--a guarded pool of knowledge that can unlock the secret of immortality--may be found among the Alaloi. He then leads a quest that will see him bludgeoned to death, cryogenically frozen, then resurrected as half man, half biocomputer--kin of sorts to the Solid State Entity. It is in the novel's dramatic final pages that Mallory will be asked to discard the last vestiges of humanity in return for mankind's ultimate salvation."
Too Hot to Handle is the first truly international history of sex education. As Jonathan Zimmerman shows, the controversial subject began in the West and spread steadily around the world over the past century. As people crossed borders, however, they joined hands to block sex education from most of their classrooms. Examining key players who supported and opposed the sex education movement, Zimmerman takes a close look at one of the most debated and divisive hallmarks of modern schooling.In the early 1900s, the United States pioneered sex education to protect citizens from venereal disease. But the American approach came under fire after World War II from European countries, which valued individual rights and pleasures over social goals and outcomes. In the so-called Third World, sex education developed in response to the deadly crisis of HIV/AIDS. By the early 2000s, nearly every country in the world addressed sex in its official school curriculum. Still, Zimmerman demonstrates that sex education never won a sustained foothold: parents and religious leaders rejected the subject as an intrusion on their authority, while teachers and principals worried that it would undermine their own tenuous powers. Despite the overall liberalization of sexual attitudes, opposition to sex education increased as the century unfolded. Into the present, it remains a subject without a home.Too Hot to Handle presents the stormy development and dilemmas of school-based sex education in the modern world.
Quarter-yard ("fat quarter") quilts are the hottest thing in quilting today. They're small, stylish and easy to complete in a night or weekend. This new guide to using these popular cuts of fabric in a broad array of styles and designs, is sure to be a hit! The 25 fat quarter small quilts featured in the book feature themes such as "Classic," "Just for Fun," "Country Charm," and "Vintage," and can be used as wall hangings, tablemats, doll quilts, gifts and more. This book features a how-to section with colorful graphics, a tool tutorial, and a special section showing color and fabric variations of the same quilt, giving quilters inspiration to create their own designs.
Quilting - The Complete Guide lives up to its name! It covers all of the essential knowledge you need to complete any quilting project: the tools, formulas, methods, finishing techniques, and quilt care you need to know. It's the perfect companion for all quilting projects.
You're in good company! 33 percent of quilters say landscape is their favorite quilt design, according to the latest Quilting in America survey. The Art of Landscape Quilting covers all aspects of designing and quilting landscape quilts through detailed instructions and concepts you will benefit from, regardless of your skill level. This one-stop resource for landscape quilting features 16 upscale step-by-step projects, and 20 partial projects; plus tips, tricks and techniques from the authors - including foremost sewing expert Nancy Zieman. With prints and supplies available at chains and independent shops, all you need is this book and your own creative sprit.
The Answers to All Your Sewing Questions! Whether you're a novice sewer or a skilled seamstress, who better to go to for sewing answers and advice than expert Nancy Zieman? Set aside your sewing fears and let Nancy guide you step-by-step through 100+ basic to advanced sewing methods and techniques. Arranged in alphabetical order for fast and easy reference, this handy guide will make its permanent home by your sewing machine or on your workspace. With over 100 topics ranging from Appliqué to Zippers, Nancy will help you achieve beautiful results with every project. Helpful Notes from Nancy throughout the book provide insights and tips for a variety of sewing techniques and skills. Spiral binding allows the book to lay flat for hands-free reference while you sew, cut or press. Clear, concise instructions and detailed illustrations help make even the most advanced techniques easy to understand and successfully execute. A wealth of information and instruction from your favorite sewing expert is at your fingertips in this go-to guide! Stitch with ease and assurance with Nancy Zieman's Sewing A to Z by your side!
'The right notion just might unlock your creativityFor the past 25 years, Nancy Zieman has offered innovative ideas, inspiration and information designed to make sewing, serging, quilting and embroidering more efficient--and more enjoyable.Now she offers a guidebook to every tool you'll ever need!Nancy's Favorite 101 Notions covers the standards--not all pins are created equal!--as well as some one-task wonders that can make the difference between a frustrating failure and a wonderful work of art.Nancy describes the features of each tool--so you can find a tool that works, regardless of brand--and details the various uses. Helpful Notes from Nancy and Budget-Friendly tips are sprinkled throughout, as are illustrated mini-demonstrations.With Nancy's Favorite 101 Notions, you can find the tools that will make sewing easier, faster, more creative and more fun!
Nancy Zieman's pattern fitting approach is easy - no cutting, slashing, tucking or pinching-just logical and easy pivot-and-slide techniques, providing a painless method to follow that results in a garment that is comfortable and attractive. Once you learn Nancy's techniques for fitting, you will find it easy to make every garment you sew fit your size and shape. Multiple fitting charts are included in the book, as well as an index for locating technical information at a glance.
The inspiring and encouraging tone of this book will make you feel like you've been quilting your entire life! From the nation's favorite sewing teacher comes tips and step-by-step instruction for getting started quilting, from selecting tools, to rotary cutting techniques and edge-jointed seaming, you get it all!
Learn to Serge with Confidence! Expand your skills beyond those using a traditional sewing machine to discover these ease and versatility of creating wonderful projects with a serger instead. Renowned author and sewing expert Nancy Zieman shows you everything you need to know about serging through easy-to-follow instructions featured in Serge with Confidence. First build your confidence by learning the basic techniques and tools needed on your way to serging success, and then put those skills to use by creating one of the many showcased projects. Whether you are a beginning serger or you have been using your machine for years, Serge with Confidence is the No. 1 resource to have on hand in your quest for serging excellence. You'll find: Comprehensive overview of a serger and how to use it Overview of the types of stitches available, products and tools 18 inspirational projects, from wardrobe pieces and accessories to home decor, and holiday ideas, all fully illustrated and beautifully photographed Through guide to keeping your serger running smoothly and trouble-free
It's sew on! What's not to love about knits? They're flexible and fashionable, extremely versatile, and completely wearable. But are they too tricky to sew? Not with expert Nancy Zieman at your side! Nancy's no-fear approach to this easy yet comprehensive guide will inspire you to try all kinds of knit fabrics in your sewing projects, for results that are truly rewarding. With this book, you will: Learn about a wide variety of knit fabrics and their best sewing uses. Practice basic techniques and pick up dozens of tips that will build your confidence. Discover how to choose the right knit fabric for your needs. Test your skills on 5 fully illustrated step-by-step projects, ready to sew and wear. Even the most challenging knit is no match for you and your sewing machine with this helpful guide. Let's sew!
Let Nancy Zieman Help You Sew with Confidence Do you think sewing is difficult? You won't after you read this book! Written for beginners by Nancy Zieman, host of the popular PBS television series Sewing with Nancy, this guide provides all the help you need to sew like a pro. The friendly, easy-to-understand instruction starts with the basics and continuities through the process until you can easily sew all of the projects included. Clear step-by-step directions with lots of illustrations ensure your success. You'll find information on: Tools-Cutting, Measuring, Marking, Pressing Sewing Machines and Sergers Fabrics and Interfacings Patterns and Alternations Layout, Cutting, Marking, Stitching Waistlines, Gathering, Darts, Pleats, Sleeves Zippers, Hems, Closures, Pockets Step-by-step Directions for curtains, pillows, pants, totes/gift bags
The Twilight Zone has captivated, teased and haunted the imaginations of countless millions of viewers from 1959 debut through its 156 subsequent episodes and many rebroadcast. This companion is the complete show-by-show guide to one of television's all-time greatest series. Zicree's account of the series from inception to cancellation, through syndication and subsequent offshoots and remakes, is fascinating reading for even the most casual fan. Coverage of each episode includes a plot synopsis, critical commentary, behind-the scenes stories and anecdotes from the original artists who created the series, a complete list of cast and credits and over 200 production photographs.