The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun

Author: Joshua Glenn,Elizabeth Foy Larsen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1608197433

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 1892

Unbored is the guide and activity book every modern kid needs. Vibrantly designed, lavishly illustrated, brilliantly walking the line between cool and constructive, it's crammed with activities that are not only fun and doable but also designed to get kids engaged with the wider world. With contributions from a diverse crowd of experts, the book provides kids with information to round out their world view and inspire them to learn more. From how-tos on using the library or writing your representative to a graphic history of video games, the book isn't shy about teaching. Yet the bulk of the 350-page mega-resource presents hands-on activities that further the mission in a fun way, featuring the best of the old as well as the best of the new: classic science experiments, crafts and upcycling, board game hacking, code-cracking, geocaching, skateboard repair, yarn-bombing, stop-action movie-making-plus tons of sidebars and extras, including trivia, best-of lists, and Q&As with leading thinkers whose culture-changing ideas are made accessible to kids for the first time. Just as kids begin to disappear into their screens, here is a book that encourages them to use those tech skills to be creative, try new things, and change the world. And it encourages parents to participate. Unbored is exciting to read, easy to use, and appealing to young and old, girl and boy. Parents will be comforted by its anti-perfectionist spirit and humor. Kids will just think it's awesome. Contributors include Mark Frauenfelder of MAKE magazine; Colin Beavan, the No Impact Man; Douglas Rushkoff, renowned media theorist; Geoff Manaugh, author of BLDGBLOG; John Edgar Park, a CG supervisor at DisneyToon Studios; and Jean Railla, founder of GetCrafty.com and Etsy consultant.

Camping and Backpacking with Children

Author: Steven Boga

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811725224

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 250

View: 6373

A guide to making outdoor experiences enjoyable for parents and children covers proper equipment, hiking, living in camp, coping with the weather, staying healthy, and surviving in the wild

Tom Brown's Guide to Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

Author: Tom Brown

Publisher: Berkley Trade

ISBN: 9780425100639

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 2299

For untold thousands of years, human beings have thrived on the nutritional and medicinal wealth of the plant life in the natural world. In these fascinating, wide-ranging, wonderfully informative stories, Tom Brown--director of the world-famous Tracking, Nature, and Wilderness Survival School--tells all about the uncommon benefits of the common trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants we find all around us. This indispensible guide includes information on: How to use every part of the plant--leaves, flowers, bark, bulbs, and roots Where to find useful plants, and the best time of the year and stages of growth to harvest them How to prepare delicious food dishes, soups, breads and teas from the riches of the great outdoors An incredible range of experience-proven medicinal uses to treat headaches, burns, digestive disorders, skin problems, and a host of other maladies

Tom Brown's Field Guide to Living With the Earth

Author: Tom Brown, Jr.,Brandt Morgan

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group


Category: Nature

Page: 252

View: 7718

In the fourth book in his bestselling survival series, master tracker and outdoorsman Tom Brown, Jr. goes beyond survival and unlocks his personal storehouse of experience to share the secrets of adaptation, the single most important survival skill. Includes details on: How to construct your own superbly functional "Earthshelter" in any environment, in any season, with any materials How to make your own tools, weapons, furniture, clothing, utensils, even works of art, from materials plentiful in the wilderness How to use the plants, animals, and earth around you to nurture you both physically and spiritually, as so-called "primitive peoples" have done since the dawn of time.

The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641200148

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 512

View: 887

»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

The journey

Author: Tom Brown

Publisher: Berkley Pub Group

ISBN: 9780425133644

Category: Nature

Page: 252

View: 7893

The author describes how his spiritual experiences in the wilderness led him to a concern for healing the environment, and recommends developing a sense of oneness with the planet

The Outward Bound EarthBook

Author: Larry Crenshaw

Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 198

View: 2169

The Vision

Author: Tom Brown

Publisher: Berkley


Category: Nature

Page: 241

View: 1423

America's most respected outdoorsman reveals the secrets of the American Indians' Vision Quest, an odyssey of self-knowledge and fulfillment, a spiritual journey into the wilderness and the soul.

Awakening spirits

Author: Tom Brown

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 551

Onkel Tom`s Hütte

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736833466

Category: Drama

Page: 195

View: 3125

Dieses Buch ist eine flammende Anklage gegen den Rassismus, wo immer er einem begegnet. Die Autorin schreibt dieses Plädoyer für ein freies Amerika im Jahre 1852. Die Sklaverei ist im Süden der USA integraler Bestandteil des Wirtschaftswesens. Die Schrift war wichtige Unterstützung für die Verfechter einer von Sklaverei befreiten Welt im Sezessionskrieg, der letztendlich zur Abschaffung der Sklaverei führte.

Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet Guide to Natural Baby Care

Nontoxic and Environmentally Friendly Ways to Take Care of Your New Child

Author: Mindy Pennybacker,Aisha Ikramuddin,Mothers & Others for a Livable Planet, Inc

Publisher: Wiley


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 7744

A resource for safe baby care

Braille Books

Author: Library of Congress. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Publisher: N.A


Category: Blind

Page: N.A

View: 9823

Buyer's Guide


Author: William White

Publisher: N.A


Category: Library science

Page: N.A

View: 7390

Adventure New England

An Outdoor Vacation Guide

Author: Diane Bair

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780070033092

Category: Travel

Page: 364

View: 1227

Washington D. C. with Kids, 2002-2003

Author: Sandra C. Burt,Linda Perlis

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 9780761529200

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 8308

The Family-Friendly Guide to Everything Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C., is the perfect spot for a fun and (gasp!) educational family vacation. Rich in history and teeming with learning opportunities for both children and adults, this cultural mecca is full of entertaining, educational, and unique family experiences that create memories to last a lifetime. Written by two Washington, D.C., experts, this detailed book is your personal guide to touring our nation's capitol with kids. Inside are countless tips on the best attractions, must-see historic sites, and can't miss parks, statues, and monuments, plus top-secret information on sensational activities for parents and teachers with kids of all ages. You'll discover: -Up-to-date reviews of the best family attractions -Tips to help stretch your vacation dollars -Guide to the most family-friendly lodging, dining, and shopping -Follow-up activities to stimulate wonderful memories -And much, much more! "Being a kid myself and a fellow Washingtonian, this book is a must-read for everyone who visits Washington, D.C.!" --Willard Scott, NBC's "Today Show "A wonderful guide! Even if your kids are finicky--and whose aren't--this book will grab them with loads of out-of-the-ordinary ways to see the city in every season." --Sandi Kahn Shelton, author of "Preschool Confidential