I Remember America

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Ballantine Books


Category: United States

Page: 184

View: 4762

This book contains paintings of America from 1920 to 1970.

A Museum of Early American Tools

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486463036

Category: House & Home

Page: 108

View: 4485

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.

Eric Sloane's America

Paintings in Oil

Author: Michael Wigley,Mimi Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048646525X

Category: Art

Page: 128

View: 3796

Eric Sloane's evocative oils of America's landscape and material culture shimmer with immense historical and nostalgic appeal. This original hardcover collection gathers nearly a hundred of his finest paintings, with subjects ranging from New England to the American Southwest.

American Merchant Ships, 1850-1900

Author: Frederick C. Matthews

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486255387

Category: Transportation

Page: 512

View: 1776

Encyclopedic resource recounts sailing histories, vital statistics of 322 vessels: voyages, cargoes, tonnage, builders, shipboard life, and more. 195 black-and-white photos and illustrations.

Cultural Resources Archaeology

An Introduction

Author: Thomas William Neumann,Robert M. Sanford

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759100954

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

View: 9022

Cultural resources (CRM) archaeology is where graduating archaeology students get their jobs and where most field work and funding is now found. Yet, to date, there has not been a basic textbook introducing students to the proper practices of cultural resources archaeology ... until now. Neumann and Sanford use their decades of teaching and field experience to walk students through the process of conducting a CRM project. After an introduction to the legal and ethical aspects of cultural resources management, the authors describe the process of designing a project, of conducting assessment, testing, and mitigation (Phase I, II, and III) work, and preparing a report for the project sponsor. Throughout, the emphasis on real-world problems and issues, the use of extensive examples, and the practical advice given to the student on everything from law to logistics, make this an ideal teaching tool for archaeology students who wish to become practicing archaeologists. The accompanying training manual by the same authors, Practicing Archaeology, discusses each of these topics in greater depth for professional archaeologists.

South Wind

Author: Norman Douglas

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486243613

Category: Fiction

Page: 413

View: 1901

The liberating effects of temperament and temperature on the island of Nepenthe draw an Anglican bishop into an intriguing web of murder

A Celebration of Bells

Author: Eric Sloane,Eric Hatch

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486468267

Category: History

Page: 126

View: 5561

Spirited reminders of yesteryear, clamoring bells in all their forms — from sleigh to church — ring of America and freedom. In this charmingly illustrated book that begins in ancient times, Mr. Americana and co-writer Hatch share their boundless enthusiasm for the subject, covering types, sounds, and famous bells, including the world's largest — one that never tolled.

Heavens on Earth

Utopian Communities in America, 1680-1880

Author: Mark Holloway

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486215938

Category: History

Page: 246

View: 5110

Utopian communities in American from 1680 to 1880, including the Shakers, New Harmony, Brook Farm, the Fourieristic phalanxes, and the Oneida communities, with accounts of the constitutions, revelations, beliefs, tenets, customs dictated by religious beliefs or social principle, and more.

Abraham Lincoln

Author: Lord Charnwood

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144763

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 5238

The stranger-than-fiction story of a self-taught backwoods lawyer's transformation into the savior of a nation. Well-researched, engaging biography, written in 1917 by an Englishman, was one of the first major works on Lincoln.

Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Book of the Dead

Author: E. A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144925

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 4464

DIVInvaluable reference contains every word of vital repository of ancient Egyptian religious doctrine, grouped according to hieroglyphic symbols in standard scholarly system of Roman alphabetization. Phonetic version, definition, index of English equivalents. Second, revised edition. /div

American Yesterday

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486427607

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 9857

A compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes vitalized by author Eric Sloane's own pen, this book captures the living legacy of America as seen in "the things that were." According to Sloane, "American Yesterday "explores "our national attic of vanishing ways and obsolete occupations." Impressed by the artistry and sturdy realism of pioneer builders, he takes genuine delight in exploring the unique careers of barber-surgeons, dowsers, tithingmen, sawyers, nailers, plumbum-men, and a great variety of artisans, illustrating the activities, customs, and things created by the people who made their living in "antique ways." Sloane, a devoted student of early Americana, speaks lovingly of the people who spent much of their lives creating wardrobe closets, foot stoves, church pew armrests, grindstones, featherbed patter paddles, charcoal burners, English phaetons, giant hogsheads, drovers' sleighs, windowsill sundials, and other items of long ago. Credited with "doing gallant service, preserving records of the ways and the means of the forefathers who got along well with the resources now long forgotten" ("Springfield Republican"), Eric Sloane has written an immensely enjoyable book that will enchant anyone who takes pleasure in reading about the past and views its artifacts as part of a rich national heritage.

The Chain Rejoined

Or, the Bonds of Science and Mystery Amongst Family, Including Many Attempts to Recover Ties Across the Atlantic Ocean to Ancestors and Cousins of Baughmans and Bachmans

Author: J. Ross Baughman

Publisher: Shenandoah History Publishers


Category: Reference

Page: 327

View: 4884

The Second Machine Age

Wie die nächste digitale Revolution unser aller Leben verändern wird

Author: Erik Brynjolfsson,Andrew McAfee

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864702224

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 1808

Computer sind mittlerweile so intelligent geworden, dass die nächste industrielle Revolution unmittelbar bevorsteht. Wer profitiert, wer verliert? Antworten auf diese Fragen bietet das neue Buch der Technologie-Profis Erik Brynjolfsson und Andrew McAfee. Seit Jahren arbeiten wir mit Computern - und Computer für uns. Mittlerweile sind die Maschinen so intelligent geworden, dass sie zu Leistungen fähig sind, die vor Kurzem noch undenkbar waren: Sie fahren Auto, sie schreiben eigene Texte - und sie besiegen Großmeister im Schach. Dieser Entwicklungssprung ist nur der Anfang. In ihrem neuen Buch zeigen zwei renommierte Professoren, welch atemberaubende Entwicklungen uns noch bevorstehen: Die zweite industrielle Revolution kommt! Welche Auswirkungen wird das haben? Welche Chancen winken, welche Risiken drohen? Was geschieht dabei mit den Menschen, was mit der Umwelt? Und was werden Gesellschaft und Politik tun, um die Auswirkungen dieser "neuen digitalen Intelligenz" für alle bestmöglich zu gestalten? Dieses Buch nimmt Sie mit auf eine Reise in eine Zukunft, die schon längst begonnen hat.

The Sound of Bells

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bells

Page: 58

View: 9988

History of the bells of early America and their role in the winning of our independence. Grades 4-7.

Do's and Don'ts of Yesteryear

A Treasury of Early American Folk Wisdom

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486455947

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 6819

Combining two of Mr. Americana's popular little etiquette guides, this hardcover collection offers cozy, homespun advice that recalls a kindly, less hectic time. Culled from early American almanacs and diaries, hundreds of brief reflections cover proper behavior for "At the Table" and "In Dress and Habits" as well as tips on carpentry, housework, weather, and more.

Die Entstehung des Wohlstands

wie Evolution die Wirtschaft antreibt

Author: Eric D. Beinhocker

Publisher: MI Wirtschaftsbuch

ISBN: 9783636030863


Page: 592

View: 9967

Return to Taos

Eric Sloane's Sketchbook of Roadside Americana

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486447731

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 7260

In an extraordinary book that is also a rare autobiographical work, Eric Sloane shares his travel experiences during two trips he made from New York to his beloved Taos--in 1925 and again in 1960. The first time around, as a young man, he worked his way across America in a rickety Model T Ford, painting signs on bridges and barns to pay expenses. The story of that journey is recounted here by the revered "cracker-barrel philosopher" as he weaves his reminiscences in with an account of his journey to the New Mexican town 35 years later. Sloane offers his wry, heartfelt, and incisive reflections on America's rapidly changing landscapes and regional cultures, noting in both his charming commentary and his delightful pen-and-ink illustrations the roadside monuments he passed along the way: covered bridges in New Jersey, a "barn bridge" in Pennsylvania, early gas stations and grain elevators in the Midwest, panoramic views of the western landscape, and ultimately, views of Taos Pueblo, happily unchanged after more than a quarter of a century since the author's last visit. An immensely entertaining book, Return to Taos will delight anyone who enjoys reading about America's past and sees its artifacts as part of a vast repository of national treasures.

The Confederate Reader

How the South Saw the War

Author: Richard B. Harwell

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121291

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 6782

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.

Diary of an Early American Boy 1805

Author: Eric Sloane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486463044

Category: History

Page: 108

View: 4908

Excerpts from a teenager's diary interspersed with the author's comments and illustrations depict the lifestyle and crafts of rural New England.