A Museum of Early American Tools

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486463036

Category: House & Home

Page: 108

View: 3096

This delightful evocation of simpler times and the tools that built America has always held a special place in the hearts of lovers of Americana and Yankee ingenuity. Now available in a handsome hardcover gift edition, this engaging, informative book features 184 of the author's inimitable drawings.

Der Weg des Künstlers

Ein spiritueller Pfad zur Aktivierung unserer Kreativität

Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Knaur MensSana eBook

ISBN: 3426422220

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 3345

Die eigene Kreativität mit dem völlig neu überarbeiteten Bestseller entdecken: Das 12-Wochen-Programm von Julia Cameron führt Sie auf eine Entdeckungsreise zur eigenen Kreativität. Lernen Sie alle Hindernisse wie Ängste und Abhängigkeiten beiseite zu räumen und befreien Sie so Ihr kreatives Potenzial. Gestalten Sie Ihr Leben reicher, lebendiger und erfüllter. Die Autorin besitzt die Weisheit und Authentizität derjenigen, die das, was sie lehren, selbst intensiv durchlebt haben.

Early American Technology

Making and Doing Things From the Colonial Era to 1850

Author: Judith A. McGaw

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807839981

Category: History

Page: 494

View: 8508

This collection of original essays documents technology's centrality to the history of early America. Unlike much previous scholarship, this volume emphasizes the quotidian rather than the exceptional: the farm household seeking to preserve food or acquire tools, the surveyor balancing economic and technical considerations while laying out a turnpike, the woman of child-bearing age employing herbal contraceptives, and the neighbors of a polluted urban stream debating issues of property, odor, and health. These cases and others drawn from brewing, mining, farming, and woodworking enable the authors to address recent historiographic concerns, including the environmental aspects of technological change and the gendered nature of technical knowledge. Brooke Hindle's classic 1966 essay on early American technology is also reprinted, and his view of the field is reassessed. A bibliographical essay and summary of Hindle's bibliographic findings conclude the volume. The contributors are Judith A. McGaw, Robert C. Post, Susan E. Klepp, Michal McMahon, Patrick W. O'Bannon, Sarah F. McMahon, Donald C. Jackson, Robert B. Gordon, Carolyn C. Cooper, and Nina E. Lerman.

Technology in Early America

Needs and Opportunities for Study

Author: Brooke Hindle

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807838640

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 165

View: 6225

This interpretative essay and extensive bibliography surveying the chronology and major characteristics of American technology before 1850 is the first available guide in this period to the rapidly developing field of the history of technology. Originally published in 1966. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Das Museum der Unschuld


Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446252363

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3566

Kemal, ein junger Mann aus der Oberschicht Istanbuls, verfällt der Liebe zu einer armen Verwandten - der blutjungen, naiven und wunderschönen Füsun. Was als Affäre begonnen hat, wächst sich bald zu einer Obsession aus, doch das hindert Kemal nicht daran, die Beziehung mit seiner Verlobten fortzuführen. Nach dem rauschenden Verlobungsfest lässt sich die Geliebte nicht mehr blicken. Verzweifelt erkennt Kemal, dass er Füsun über alles liebt. Doch es ist zu spät. Der Nobelpreisträger Orhan Pamuk erzählt in seinem großen Liebesroman von einer Gesellschaftsschicht der Türkei, die in vielem ganz und gar westlich scheint und doch noch traditionelle Züge trägt - ein Kontrast, der subtile Ironie erzeugt.

A Pictorial Encyclopedia of Decorative Ironwork

Twelfth Through Eighteenth Centuries

Author: Otto Hoever

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138305

Category: Design

Page: 352

View: 4032

Over 450 black-and-white photos, royalty-free, show great ironwork from all over Europe — doors, gates, railings, grilles, lanterns, candelabra, firedogs, chandeliers, much more.

American Art Deco

An Illustrated Survey

Author: R. L. Leonard,C. A. Glassgold

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157938

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 9434

Over 200 black-and-white photographs and incisive commentary on one of the most popular decorative styles of the 20th century, including remarks by Lewis Mumford, Frank Lloyd Wright, Norman Bel Geddes, and Edward Steichen.

The Invasion of Sandy Bay

Author: Anita Sanchez

Publisher: Highlights Press

ISBN: 1629791806

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 148

View: 7866

A young boy plays a key role when the War of 1812 comes to his Massachusetts coastal fishing village. The little town of Sandy Bay, Massachusetts, was the site of one of the wildest invasions in U.S. history, when the might of the British Empire came up against hardheaded New England townsfolk. The Invasion of Sandy Bay, based on eyewitness accounts of actual events, tells the tale—through the eyes of a twelve-year-old boy—of what happened on the night when the British put too much gunpowder in one of their cannons. The hilarious—and true—events of the topsy-turvy invasion are set against the backdrop of the dangerous lives of the fishermen. Includes author's notes and bibliography.

Encyclopedia of Kitchen History

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135455716

Category: Reference

Page: 696

View: 4441

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Confederate Reader

How the South Saw the War

Author: Richard B. Harwell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121291

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 4989

Carefully chosen and annotated selection of contemporary battle reports, general orders, letters, articles, sermons, songs, travel observations, much more. Wonderful self-portrait of the Confederacy. Illustrated.

Georg und der Drache

Author: Christopher Wormell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783895651977


Page: 32

View: 5543

Jeder ist verwundbar! Was für ein mächtiger Drache: Schneller als jeder Vogel kann er mit seinem Atem ganze Wälder niederbrennen und mit einem einzigen Schwanzschlenkern dicke Burgmauern einstürzen lassen. Aber er hat ein grosses, beziehungsweise winzig kleines Geheimnis: Er fürchtet sich schrecklich vor Mäusen! Wieder einmal hat er eine Prinzessin geraubt und ahnt nicht, dass unterdessen in der Höhle nebenan George, ein Mäuserich, eingezogen ist. Als der beim neuen Nachbarn vorbeikommt, weil ihm der Zucker für seinen Tee ausgegangen ist, flüchtet der Drache entsetzt. Und statt in der zugigen Höhle darf George nun in der Burgmauer wohnen und wird mit allem verwöhnt, was er sich wünscht. Denn seine blosse Gegenwart verwandelt den schrecklichen Drachen in ein Häufchen Elend! Die herrlichen Bilder kommen mit wenig Text aus, und bei beiden kommt der Humor nicht zu kurz. Eine köstliche Drachengeschichte mit einer unerwarteten Wendung, denn wer freut sich nicht, wenn der angeblich Unbesiegbare auch seine Schwächen hat? Ab 5 Jahren, *****, Irene Beglinger-Flückiger.

Autumn Rambles of New England

Author: Michael Tougias

Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc

ISBN: 1588430073

Category: Travel

Page: 250

View: 2887

A selection of 15 routes through all six New England states (New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts) designed to catch fall foliage at its best. Most of these trails are situated around quiet, rarely visited villages on country roads. For each itinerary there is a map, details on points of interest, suggested walks, recommended places to stay and eat, directions, tidbits of local history and the nuts-and-bolts of traveling in the area. Many of the authors' personal experiences are included. With this book, the enjoyment of your trip will be much enhanced. Passport Newsletter. ... an excellent guide to 15 of the most delightful drives. The Shoestring Traveler. A native New Englander, a naturalist, and a fine writer, Tougias has done everyone a favor by making it so easy to get out and see the leaves at their finest. Amazon.com. ... each trip includes descriptions of historic sites along the route and of shops, inns, B&Bs, restaurants and other establishments of interest. For motorists who don't want to risk a bad turn, here's your guide. Travel Reference Library on-line

An Archaeology of Tools

The Tool Collections of the Davistown Museum

Author: H. G. Brack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982995198

Category: Tools

Page: 430

View: 1252

An Archaeology of Tools: The Tool Collection of the Davistown Museum describes its ever-expanding inventory of hand tools, which includes historically important tools from many sources. The tools in the museum exhibition and Tools Teach education program serve as a primary resource for information about the diversity of tool- and steelmaking strategies and techniques before and during the Industrial Revolution. They provide information about the locations of the manufacturers of the tools used by American artisans from the colonial period until the late 19th century. The museum collection is the source of many of the images included in the publication "Tools Teach: An Iconography of American Hand Tools," which explores the tool forms of early American industries and the classic period of American toolmaking that followed. Many of the tools in the museum collection are also illustrated and discussed in other texts in the museum's "Hand Tools in History" publication series. Most tools are available, often for hands-on inspection, to museum visitors and students participating in the museum's Tools Teach School Tool Loan Program.