Do It Yourself
Author: Thomas Bärnthaler
Publisher: Phaidon Press
50 of the world's most exciting designers and visionary artists have devised simple objects that anyone can make at home. Affordable, accessible and inspirational, this book redefines DIY for the IKEA generation. Each easy-to-make project can be made with basic tools and everyday items. Every project includes hand-drawn step-by-step illustrations and colour photographs to ensure success. Also provides photographic lists of tools and materials, plus details of the cost and time needed to complete. With a biography for each designer, the text also reveals the inspiration behind the design.
Author: Ramsey Campbell
Overseeing his reluctant staff during an overnight inventory, Woody, an American manager of a British bookstore, works everyone to their limits to prove himself to his superiors but finds the job compromised by a series of bizarre events, including an employee's spontaneous illiteracy and another worker's death in a hit-and-run accident. Reprint.
Author: Walter Foster Creative Team, Gemma Correll, Marisa Edghill, Khristian A Howell, Molly Jacques, Jamielyn Nye
Publisher: Walter Foster
DIVPinterest Perfect! features the artwork and inspirational designs of talented artists, and step-by-step projects, tutorials, and crafting techniques on everything from drawing, painting, and illustration to mixed media, typography, and papercrafts. /div
"Mermaids are powerful and graceful inhabitants of the water, and represent strong and independent beings who live adventurous nature-based lives."Doreen Virtue Mermaids and Mermen take care of our oceans and seas, and keep the water element of our world in balance. They are also adventurous and fun-loving creatures who delight in life. This stunning coloring book, with exquisite illustrations from Norma J. Burnell, brings messages of celebration, care, and fun from the Merpeople. Coloring in these beautiful images will reconnect you with nature and help you rediscover the joy that is already in your heart. Let the Mermaids show you that there is no end to the beauty and celebration in the world around you!
Origami Forest Animals
Author: Lilian McCrea, M. Twinn, Brian Edwards
Author: Jean-François Mallet
Learn to cook classic French cuisine the easy way with this French bestseller from professionally trained chef Jean-François Mallet. Taking cooking back to basics, Simplissime is bursting with easy-to-follow and quick recipes for delicious French food. Discover how to make a mouth-watering Apple Tart with Cinnamon with just five ingredients, or Spaghetti with Asparagus and Orange in just three steps. For an impressive dish, whip up mouth-watering Mussels in Curry in a short 15 minutes. Each of the 160 recipes in this book is made up of only 2-6 ingredients, and can be made in a short amount of time. Recipe steps are precise and simple, accompanied by clear photographs of each ingredient and finished dish. Cooking has never been so easy! It's no surprise that this book has been selling a copy every ten seconds in France.
Author: Stella Blackstone, Clare Beaton
Publisher: Barefoot Books
A sea horse leads the reader past coral reefs and underwater creatures to a sea horse family hidden in a cave. Includes notes on coral reefs and various marine animals.
Frankfurt First Class
Author: Heike Klauer, Stefan Fischer
This lively collection of over 100 classroom activities allows teachers to exploit fully the language learning potential of extensive reading. The activities, contributed by teachers who have used them successfully in classrooms all over the world, introduce extensive reading to students, and link it with the rest of the language curriculum. Here is a wealth of ideas for encouraging students to read, and for using students reading experiences for further language practice and learning. These creative and enjoyable speaking, listening, role play, reading, writing, and vocabulary activities are suitable for students of all ages and levels. Each activity is clearly explained, together with a personal note from its author. This is a handbook for teachers of general language courses, or grammar, listening, speaking, writing, or reading courses. It is written for teachers both non-native and native speaking, and for teachers both novice and experienced. It will also be of interest to teacher-educators.
Rebels on the Niagara
Author: Lawrence E. Cline
Publisher: SUNY Press
Offers a detailed account of the political and military history of the Irish American Fenian Brotherhood in the nineteenth century. In what is now largely considered a footnote in history, Americans invaded Canada along the Niagara Frontier in 1866. The group behind the invasion—the Fenian Brotherhood—was formed in 1858 by Irish nationalists in New York City in order to fight for Irish independence from Britain. At the end of the American Civil War, Fenian leaders attempted to use Irish Americans, many of them combat veterans, to seize Canada and make it the “New Ireland” as a means to force the British from “old” Ireland. New York State was both the epicenter of Fenian leadership and a key support base and staging area for the military operations. Although relatively short-lived and with some of its military operations being somewhere between farce and tragedy, the Fenian Brotherhood had a very important impact on nineteenth-century New York and America, but remains largely forgotten. In Rebels on the Niagara Lawrence E. Cline examines not only the Fenian operations and their impact on Canada, but also the role the United States and New York played in both the initial support for the Fenian movement and its subsequent collapse in America. “A brilliant new account of the forgotten 1866 invasion of Canada by Fenian Irish American Civil War veterans. The Battle of Ridgeway, fought during the Fenian Raids in the Niagara region, was the first Irish victory over the forces of the British Empire since the Battle of Fontenoy in 1745. Lawrence Cline gives us a new look inside the mad and daring Fenian invasion plan to take Canada and hold it hostage in the name of freedom from British rule in Ireland.” — Peter Vronsky, author of Ridgeway: The American Fenian Invasion and the 1866 Battle That Made Canada “This book examines in fascinating detail a neglected event in US and Niagara Frontier history. Lawrence Cline’s study of the Fenian invasion of Canada will be of interest to students of unconventional war, the Irish independence movement, and US-Canadian relations, as well as to the general educated reader. It is a valuable contribution to the literature.” — Thomas R. Mockaitis, author of Conventional and Unconventional War: A History of Conflict in the Modern World
A young elf decides to give Santa one present for each of the twelve days preceding Christmas.
Author: Ellen Lupton, Julia Lupton
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Provides instructions for a variety of projects, including creating graffiti furniture, a notepad holder, a cardboard castle, customized shirts, and doll clothes.
Author: Michael Lenehan
Publisher: Agate Publishing
Today basketball is played “above the rim” by athletes of all backgrounds and colors. But 50 years ago it was a floor-bound game, and the opportunities it offered for African-Americans were severely limited. A key turning point was 1963, when the Loyola Ramblers of Chicago took the NCAA men’s basketball title from Cincinnati, the two-time defending champions. It was one of Chicago’s most memorable sports victories, but Ramblers reveals it was also a game for the history books because of the transgressive lineups fielded by both teams. Ramblers is an entertaining, detail-rich look back at the unlikely circumstances that led to Loyola’s historic championship and the stories of two Loyola opponents: Cincinnati and Mississippi State. Michael Lenehan’s narrative masterfully intertwines these stories in dramatic fashion, culminating with the tournament’s final game, a come-from-behind overtime upset that featured two buzzer-beating shots. While on the surface this is a book about basketball, it goes deeper to illuminate how sport in America both typifies and drives change in the broader culture. The stark social realities of the times are brought vividly to life in Lenehan’s telling, illustrating the challenges faced in teams’ efforts simply to play their game against the worthiest opponents.
"Henceforth I will serve Evil. I'll become a most depraved character. I'll turn really wicked." - Fursey Having escaped being burnt at the stake, the reluctant sorcerer Fursey is back in this sequel, trying to make a quiet life for himself as a grocer in the realm of King Ethelwulf. But when his old enemies seize his wife, Fursey resolves to embrace evil and return to Ireland to reclaim her. Along the way, he'll have to contend with bloodthirsty Vikings, a melancholy vampire, an alcoholic wizard, a lovesick cow, and Satan himself, who is more determined than ever to get his hands on Fursey's soul. "The Return of Fursey shows no lessening at all in Wall's quality of imagination ... as with the best of Charlie Chaplin, or of Anton Chekhov or O'Casey, the laughter is very akin to high art." - Robert Hogan "For anyone who doesn't know Fursey, this opportunity to do so is not to be missed." - George O'Brien, Dublin Book Review "The Unfortunate Fursey and The Return of Fursey are not quaint esoterica for the specialist, folks, they are living masterpieces. They haven't dated slightly and are as fresh and as powerful as when they were first written." - Darrell Schweitzer "The Unfortunate Fursey and its 1948 sequel, The Return of Fursey, have been called the Irish equivalent to T.H. White's The Once and Future King ... If you enjoy the dry, ironic humour of John Collier, Roald Dahl, Saki, or Jack Vance (and you should), you will like Fursey." - Michael Dirda, Essays and Literary Entertainments