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The Philosophy of Epictetus: Golden Sayings and Fragments

by Epictetus

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.""There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.""Is there smoke in the room? If it be slight, I remain; if grievous, I quit it. For you must remember this and hold it fast, that the door stands open."A leading thinker of the Stoic school of philosophy, Epictetus (A.D. 55–135) was a renowned teacher whose students transcribed and compiled his teachings; this collection presents the work of Arrian, a Greek philosopher and historian who was a disciple of Epictetus. In these two brief but highly influential works, Epictetus demonstrates that philosophy is more than a theoretical discipline; it is a way of life based on logic, reason, and self-reflection. His examination of the nature of fate and man's place in the universe explores the distinction between what is and is not within our power, the meaning of good and evil, how we should live, and many other timeless issues.

Invertibility and Singularity for Bounded Linear Operators

by Robin Harte

This introduction to functional analysis focuses on the types of singularity that prevent an operator from being invertible. The presentation is based on the open mapping theorem, Hahn-Banach theorem, dual space construction, enlargement of normed space, and Liouville's theorem. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in functional analysis, this volume is also a valuable resource for researchers in Fredholm theory, Banach algebras, and multiparameter spectral theory. The treatment develops the theory of open and almost open operators between incomplete spaces. It builds the enlargement of a normed space and of a bounded operator and sets up an elementary algebraic framework for Fredholm theory. The approach extends from the definition of a normed space to the fringe of modern multiparameter spectral theory and concludes with a discussion of the varieties of joint spectrum. This edition contains a brief new Prologue by author Robin Harte as well as his lengthy new Epilogue, "Residual Quotients and the Taylor Spectrum."Dover republication of the edition published by Marcel Dekker, Inc., New York, 1988.

Brahms: A Listener's Guide

by John Bell Young

"Elegant, thought-provoking, often outrageous but always stimulating, this book will fascinate those who know a lot about Brahms as well as those who know little." -- Stephen Hough, pianist and composer.Hailed in his lifetime as Beethoven's successor and a powerful symbol of musical classicism, Johannes Brahms was nonetheless a controversial figure in a world infatuated with the bold new directions taken by Wagner and Liszt. Today Brahms' stature is unassailable, and his works remain staples of the repertoire in each of the many genres in which he composed.This engaging survey of Brahms' music covers his major orchestral, choral, and piano music, culminating in a discussion of the ever-popular German Requiem. Author John Bell Young, a concert pianist and music critic, offers an astute commentary on many facets of the composer's life, including the attitudes of Brahms' contemporaries and his complex romantic relationships. Readers will find this volume an accessible guide to the great composer's compelling music, placed within the context of his era and environment.

Adorable Baby Knits: 25 Patterns for Boys and Girls

by Jody Long

Intermediate to advanced knitters will adore these original designs, which offer a modern take on classic infant knitwear. Twenty-five patterns, arranged by skill level, include booties and matching hats, blankets, a vest, and a dress as well as a generous selection of sweaters, cardigans, and coats. The patterns incorporate cables, lace, bobbles, color work, and a variety of other techniques that lend a distinctive charm to each item. All projects feature clear directions as well as charts, schematics, and color photos.Projects include booties in fisherman's rib and seed stitches, rainbow booties with matching hat, flower picot and frilly sun hats, and blankets with teddy bear and rosette motifs. Sweaters range from sheep, daisy, and nautical styles to swing, fringed, and loop stitch cardigans. Other patterns include an easy henley, zigzag bolero, peplum coat, moss stitch duffle coat, cabled vest and pullover, lace and seed stitch dress, and more. An ideal source of fresh ideas and personalized presents, this book is also a great gift for anyone with a knack for knitting.

Yarn Whirled: Fairy Tales, Fables and Folklore: Characters You Can Craft With Yarn

by Pat Olski

Want to create adorable yarn dolls? Give it a whirl! Create a lovable character from the classic stories of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm with this brand new craft. This unique way of wrapping yarn requires no previous experience or special tools, and uses yarn that can be found at your local craft store. Fun, step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs show all you need to know to create Cinderella and Prince Charming, Hansel and Gretel, King Arthur and Queen Guinevere, Robin Hood and Maid Marian, Snow White, The Little Mermaid, and many other beloved favorites.

Margeau Blanc: A New Perspective on Winter White Knits

by Margeau Soboti

Elegant in their simplicity, these 13 gorgeous knitwear items for autumn and winter combine plain silhouettes with a chic and sophisticated appeal. Margeau Soboti, a former Vogue Knitting editor, presents clear instructions, diagrams, and color photos for seven sweaters and six accessories. Most of the patterns are sufficiently easy for novices but interesting enough for experienced knitters.Among the easy-to-knit items are a fur bomber hat with earflaps, a square shawl with tassels, a broken rib beanie, and a fringed wrap in triangle knit-and-purl pattern. Other simple patterns include loose- and standard-fitting crewneck pullovers, a raglan-sleeve fisherman's sweater, and drop-shoulder pullovers. More challenging patterns include a cabled beanie, an oversized crewneck pullover, and a V-neck cardigan. Yarns range in color from white and snowdrift to ivory and ecru and in weight from DK to bulky, offering an exciting variety of shades and textures.

Cuba in War Time

by Richard Harding Davis Frederic Remington

Before the start of the Spanish-American War, newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst sent star reporter Richard Harding Davis and acclaimed illustrator Frederic Remington to Cuba to cover the simmering rebellion. Remington grew restless at his post and assured his employer that nothing newsworthy was likely to occur; Hearst reputedly replied, "Please remain. You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war."This controversial 1897 book played an integral part in the United States' involvement in the conflict. Richard Harding Davis was among the most famous and widely read journalists of his era. His sensational reports, which combined a sense of adventure with a highly personal perspective, anticipated the more literary journalism of later decades. Davis's accounts of Spanish atrocities and misconduct helped pave the way for a war that led to the establishment of American colonies in the Caribbean and Pacific. Crackling with energy and drama, these historic and highly readable reports are complemented by 24 of Remington's atmospheric illustrations.

Attacking Probability and Statistics Problems

by David S. Kahn

Concise and highly focused, this volume offers everything high school and beginning college students need to know to handle problems in probability and statistics. Numerous rigorously tested examples and coherent, to-the-point explanations are presented in an easy-to-follow format.The treatment is organized in a way that permits readers to advance sequentially or skip around between chapters. An essential companion volume to the author's Attacking Trigonometry Problems and Attacking Problems in Logarithms and Exponential Functions, this book will equip students with the skills they will need to successfully approach the problems in probability and statistics that they will encounter on exams.

Power-Up: How Japanese Video Games Gave the World an Extra Life

by Chris Kohler Shuhei Yoshida

"Chris Kohler brings the passionate intensity of a hardcore fan to his writing, but he also has the background knowledge and the critical facilities to explore video games as an industry, as a medium, and as a cultural phenomenon." -- Wired.Why are Japanese video games a worldwide sensation? This enjoyable and informative survey explores the reasons, starting with how Japanese developers raised the medium to an art form. The book also traces the ways in which the developers' ideas infused popular culture beyond the gaming world.Interviews, anecdotes, and personal accounts offer insights from giants of the industry, including Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, and others involved in the creation of Donkey Kong, Mario, Pokémon, and other games. This revised edition includes updated material throughout the book as well as a new bonus chapter."While it appears that Japanese gaming is on the wane today, it's worth your time to read about an era when nothing could be further from the truth." -- IGN"Quite excellent... a great read." -- Hardcore Gaming 101"Direct and insightful ... I believe that it belongs on the top shelf of any collector." -- Steve Kent, author of The Ultimate History of Video Games

Make in a Day: Pompom Crafts

by Victoria Hudgins

Add a bit of pizzazz to a variety of objects with pompom crafts that you can make in a day. These handcrafted yarn ornaments are simple to make -- and no previous crafting experience is necessary. Quick and easy projects include a headband, a pendant, pillow and dish towel trim, wall flags, and other craft items for home décor.Each book in Dover's Make in a Day series presents 15 projects with illustrated step-by-step instructions. The beginner-friendly projects are ideal for anyone wishing to whip up something simple but special. Creating pompom crafts adds a personal touch and a dash of handmade charm. Supplies are easy to obtain and are readily available at major craft stores. Other titles in the series include Make in a Day: Modern Wreaths and Make in a Day: Paper Flowers.

Make in a Day: Paper Flowers

by Amanda Evanston Freund

These colorful blooms will brighten any room -- and best of all, you can make them in a day! You'll find that it's a cinch to add a spring-like air to any room with a bouquet of daffodils, a cluster of hyacinths, or a vivid bunch of favorite blossoms, and no previous experience is necessary. Each book in Dover's Make in a Day series presents 15 projects with illustrated step-by-step instructions. The beginner-friendly projects are ideal for anyone wishing to whip up something simple but special. Creating paper flowers adds a personal touch and a dash of handmade charm. Supplies are easy to obtain and readily available at major craft stores. Other titles in the series include Make in a Day: Modern Wreaths and Make in a Day: Pompom Crafts.

The Road

by Jack London

"I went on 'The Road' because I couldn't keep away from it; because I hadn't the price of the railroad fare in my jeans; because I was so made that I couldn't work all my life on 'one same shift'; because -- well, just because it was easier to than not to."Jack London's "road" is the railroad, and these reminiscences paint a vivid portrait of life in the United States during the major economic depression of the 1890s. His compelling adventures include a month-long detention in a state penitentiary for vagrancy, as well as his travels with Kelly's Army, a group of unemployed workers who united to protest the labor environment.London honed his storytelling skills during his hobo days, spinning yarns to avoid arrest and to cajole food and money from sympathetic listeners. This compelling memoir -- which inspired the 1973 movie Emperor of the North Pole -- also chronicles London's inner journey, from self-interested freebooter to social activist.

The The Log Cabin Book:: A Complete Builder's Guide to Small Homes and Shelters

by Oliver Kemp

This vintage guide from over a century ago offers timeless, practical advice on building log cabins. Plans and directions for simple structures are easy enough for amateurs to follow; time and inclination are the only necessary elements. Each of the designs has been tested and allows numberless alterations to suit the builder's tastes and requirements. Instructions range from selecting a site and safe, efficient methods of cutting down trees for building materials to building an ice house and boathouse to furnishing and decorating interiors. Photographs and drawings provide clear images for a variety of wilderness homes, including floor plans for The Block House, Wildwood, Crow's Nest, Idlewild, and other rustic retreats. Rich in nostalgic charm as well as useful applications, this manual offers priceless guidance to handymen, woodworkers, and hunters as well as those interested in small houses, construction, and home history and seekers of off-the-grid, environmentally friendly living.

The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work: Directions and Patterns from the Civil War Era

by Florence Hartley

Discover the techniques behind museum-quality pieces and treasured heirlooms with this guide to antique needlework and handcrafts. Originally published in 1859, The Ladies' Hand Book of Fancy and Ornamental Work offers well-illustrated instructions for making the kinds of highly decorated items prized by Victorian homemakers: quilts, doilies, cushions, and ornamental knick-knacks as well as embellishments for collars, hair ornaments, purses, and other items. More than 262 engraved patterns, drawn from English, French, and German sources, encompass a tremendous array of handcrafts: applique, bead work, braiding, crochet, embroidery, knitting, knotting, lace-work, netting, patchwork, quilting, tapestry, tatting, and many other techniques. A rich source of authentic patterns, this volume also provides a historic view of the lives of nineteenth-century women in terms of their pastimes and their forms of creative self-expression.

The Book of Luck: A Guide to Success, Fortune, Palmistry and Astrology

by Whitman Publishing Co.

Never walk under a ladder or cut your nails on a Sunday -- but be on the lookout for four-leaved shamrocks and piebald horses! This quaint book from the turn of the twentieth century holds a wealth of folkloric advice for recognizing good and bad omens. In addition, it offers all the tools of the trade for aspiring fortune-tellers, including tips for the interpretation of dreams and using playing cards to forecast the future.A detailed section on palmistry explains the significance of the shapes of fingers, the lines of destiny, and the determination of such characteristics as ability, ambition, and wit. Other chapters explore handwriting analysis, astrology, reading tea leaves, crystal gazing, choosing lucky numbers and talismans, and superstitions related to animals, flowers, and seasons.

The Art of Illustration

by Edmund J. Sullivan

An influential teacher whose pen-and-ink drawings helped define the style of the early twentieth century, Edmund J. Sullivan sought to define the principles behind good illustration. His treatise - richly illustrated with black-and-white engravings by Holbein, Dürer, Rubens, Blake, and many others - also offers suggestions on materials and methods. Sullivan, who came of age during the heyday of graphic design and book illustration, was a firm believer in free but faithful artistic interpretations. In The Art of Illustration, he conducts a fascinating journey through art history that ranges back and forth in time from his contemporaries -- including Beardsley, Doré, and Whistler -- to Botticelli and other old masters. Sullivan's knowledgeable and informative discourse covers symbolism, cartoons, the use of models, the illustration of poetry and plays, children's books, and a host of other topics of enduring interest to artists and art lovers.

Art Nouveau Architecture

by R. Beauclair M. J. Gradl

Published in Paris in 1902, these rare plates offer a unique source of details of the era's "modern" architecture. The 58 full-color images originally appeared in a short-lived periodical from the height of the Art Nouveau period. They provide an authentic source of information on how Art Nouveau influenced architectural design in the early twentieth century. Illustrations include windows, doorways, joists, railings, stairways, chimneys, ornamental woodwork, exterior decoration, elaborate ironwork, and much more. Additional plates depict interior and exterior views of these architectural elements in actual and planned buildings and rooms designed by architects of the period. Brief captions supply details for each plate. This treasury of rare illustrations and information represents a valuable resource for students of art history and the history of architecture as well as for architects and designers interested in Art Nouveau.

Thrilling Quilling: The Ultimate Quiller's Sourcebook

by Elizabeth Moad

"This book is an excellent sourcebook for quilling and I recommend anyone interested in paper craft to own this book." -- Doodles in the Margin ReviewsAdd pizzazz to picture frames, notebooks, vases, boxes, bags, or any everyday item that could use a decorative touch. The centuries-old craft of quilling involves rolling, shaping, and gluing strips of paper into ornamental designs. It's easy to learn, and this guide is bursting with simple, step-by-step instructions and colorful illustrations that will get you started and send you on your way with a wealth of new possibilities.From quick and easy individual motifs to larger, more elaborate combinations, here are more than 100 designs with countless applications. Quilling requires very little equipment and few materials -- just an inexpensive investment in a manual quilling tool, glue, and paper. With a little practice, you'll master the techniques of coiling, pinching, fringing, weaving, and husking. Then you'll be able to add a personal touch to cards, gifts, and other items. In addition, the book features galleries of imaginative ideas that will provide further inspiration and encourage you to develop new ideas and creative approaches.

The Logic of Machines and Structures

by Paul Sandori

Based on common, everyday phenomena, the principles governing the balance of forces on machines and structures are extremely straightforward. Their expression in mathematical form, however, obscures their clarity. This volume exposes the principles of statics in their original simplicity, presenting them as an exercise in logic. The modern analytical method of reasoning is carefully preserved to assist students in their grasp of the thinking that underlies mathematical methods of analysis.Suitable for architecture and engineering students as well as other readers with minimal background in mathematics, this unique treatment also restores enjoyment to the study of statics. Author Paul Sandori develops the subject using crucial highlights and discoveries in the field's historical evolution, noting the brilliant early insights and intuitions that contributed to the modern science. The text is complemented by illustrations of source materials from Galileo, Newton, and others that document the discipline's evolution.

Art in the Alphabet: A History of the Evolution of Hand Lettering

by Lewis F. Day

This grand compilation presents more than 250 depictions of the alphabet's changing forms, from handsome Roman letters cut in marble and delicate English courthand to sixteenth-century Greek initials and modern styles inspired by Gothic, Japanese, and other forms of writing. In addition to its intriguing survey of historical trends, this book also offers richly illustrated reflections on the artistic ability involved in rendering the alphabet. An introductory essay traces the evolution of the English alphabet, followed by a wealth of old alphabets arranged in order of date. Among the selection of modern alphabets are samples that offer evidence of how the surface — wood, stone, leather, mosaic — and the writing instrument — chisel, needle, brush, stylus, pen — can affect the character of the lettering. An assortment of ampersands and numerals concludes the volume, along with an index of illustrations arranged by artist, country, material and process, and style. Artists, graphic artists, historians, and anyone with an interest in calligraphy will appreciate the historic sweep and artistic range of this treasury of lettering.

536 Puzzles and Curious Problems

by Martin Gardner Henry E. Dudeney

For two decades, self-taught mathematician Henry E. Dudeney wrote a puzzle page, "Perplexities," for The Strand Magazine. Martin Gardner, longtime editor of Scientific American's mathematical games column, hailed Dudeney as "England's greatest maker of puzzles," unsurpassed in the quantity and quality of his inventions. This compilation of Dudeney's long-inaccessible challenges attests to the puzzle-maker's gift for creating witty and compelling conundrums. This treasury of intriguing puzzles begins with a selection of arithmetical and algebraical problems, including challenges involving money, time, speed, and distance. Geometrical problems follow, along with combinatorial and topological problems that feature magic squares and stars, route and network puzzles, and map coloring puzzles. The collection concludes with a series of game, domino, match, and unclassified puzzles. Solutions for all 536 problems are included, and charming drawings enliven the book.

Knitted Toys: 20 Cute and Colorful Projects

by Jody Long

"The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and the illustrations are inspiring and helpful. The book comes with all the basic know-how you need to create and put the toys together. This gem of a book will be a great addition to every knitter's shelf." --Books Are CoolCreate a teddy bear, propeller plane, Russian doll, fire engine, and other cuddly toys with this easy-to-follow book. Knitters will treasure this guide to crafting 20 fanciful toys that appeal to boys and girls alike. Toys range from such traditional items as a bunny and a puppy to winsome versions of more unusual animal companions - a snake, bumblebee, mouse, caterpillar, and other endearing creatures. There are step-by-step directions for each of the toys -- several with bonus accessories to knit -- as well as color photographs of the completed projects. Suitable for knitters at all levels of experience, these toys make wonderful gifts and cherished keepsakes."Jody Long's first knitting book is a grand-slam! This book is everything a knitter wants in a book of patterns. I highly recommend this book." -- writekni

Cohomology and Differential Forms

by Izu Vaisman

This monograph explores the cohomological theory of manifolds with various sheaves and its application to differential geometry. Based on lectures given by author Izu Vaisman at Romania's University of Iasi, the treatment is suitable for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of mathematics as well as mathematical researchers in differential geometry, global analysis, and topology.A self-contained development of cohomological theory constitutes the central part of the book. Topics include categories and functors, the Čech cohomology with coefficients in sheaves, the theory of fiber bundles, and differentiable, foliated, and complex analytic manifolds. The final chapter covers the theorems of de Rham and Dolbeault-Serre and examines the theorem of Allendoerfer and Eells, with applications of these theorems to characteristic classes and the general theory of harmonic forms.

Pen Drawing: An Illustrated Treatise

by Charles D. Maginnis

Style, materials, techniques, and values are the focus of this richly illustrated guide to pen drawing. In addition to proposing solutions for practical problems, the book offers advice on architectural and decorative drawing. More than 70 drawings by assorted artists range from tranquil churchyards and bustling city streets to striking posters. Many of the images are derived from The Century Magazine, Harper's Magazine, The Architectural Review, and other illustrated periodicals of the early twentieth century.Irish-American architect Charles D. Maginnis (1867-1955), a co-founder of the firm Maginnis & Walsh, was active in the design of ecclesiastical and campus buildings across the United States. He also served as President of the American Institute of Architects from 1937-39. Maginnis' practical guide to pen drawing features several of his own illustrations, created expressly for this instructive volume.

The Confessions of a Rum-Runner

by Eric Sherbrooke Walker

The names have been changed to protect the guilty, but this is an otherwise-authentic firsthand account of liquor smuggling during Prohibition. Crackling with excitement and adventure, it ranges from "Rum Row" -- where boats anchor beyond the three-mile limit until their illicit cargo can be transferred to speedboats and delivered into the eager hands of bootleggers -- to backwoods cabin hideaways and society drawing rooms. Danger haunts every step of the way, from the perils of choppy seas and attack by hijackers to the ever-present possibilities of capture by the authorities or betrayal by criminal associates. Author Eric Sherbrooke Walker, who amassed a fortune from his clandestine enterprise, published these memoirs under a pseudonym in 1928. An Oxford graduate and a decorated World War I veteran, Walker recounts his narrow escapes and hard bargains in the tone of an English gentleman. The lingo of his underworld cronies enlivens his narrative, along with his droll asides on American character and customs. This insider's view of a Prohibition-era racket offers fascinating glimpses of a lively historical era as well as rollicking entertainment.

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