Red Ted Art Margarita Woodley 2013-03-28 Crafting has never been more popular and Maggy Woodley, the creative force behind Red Ted, is passionate about making things with her children, Max, four, and Pippa, two. Using recycled materials and bits and bobs collected when out and about, here are over 60 utterly irresistible things to make with your kids. From adorable peanut shell finger puppets to walnut babies, loo roll marionettes and egg carton fairy lights, fabric mache bowls, stick men and shell crabs, stone people, and many more, these are projects for all the family to have fun with. And what's more, the end results are so cute and desirable that they look great around the home, or make wonderfully unique and personal gifts. With a funky, modern design and vibrant full colour photography throughout, this is a must-have addition to every young family's bookshelf.
Origami Charming Kusudama Katrin Shumakov 2015-12-20 Origami Charming Kusudama of the Origami D�cor Series by the Oriland creators will show you how to make magic spheres out of paper, called Kusudama, traditional ones and the authors' original designs. Kusudama ('healing sphere' in Japanese) is a decorative paper ball usually made of several modules connected together to form an attractive sphere filled with harmony and beauty. The sphere designs in this book use a common technique for making a kusudama where six modules, each folded from paper in the pure origami style, are glued together to shape a ball. The 6-module kusudama designs possess a certain charm when balancing the folding efforts and the elegance of the result. Some of these designs have a 10-module version in a form of an eye-catching lantern. Do-It-Yourself - fold these charming kusudama models - the Jasmine Sphere, the traditional Kusudama 'Pendant', the Lantern-like Kusudama 'Pendant', the Kusudama 'Roses', the Lantern-like Kusudama 'Roses', the Kusudama 'Star', the Himalayan Poppy Sphere, the Tsuru Tama (or Crane Kusudama), the Lantern-like Tsuru Tama, the Fairy Wings Sphere and the Chinese Dogwood Sphere. Along with kusudama designs, there are also related decorative and floral models - the 2-Module Pendant, the Pendant 'Rose', 4- and 8-Pointed Stars, the Jasmine Flower, the Fairy Wings Flower and the Chinese Dogwood Flower, as well as Stalks and Oval Pointed Leaves for them. 180 detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams with written instructions and 50 photos of examples of completed projects will guide you through folding the 18 origami designs. For every project, there are recommendations on paper type and size including an indication of the size of the completed model. The designs are from simple to intermediate level of folding and are good for the novice and the expert alike. In addition, the authors' article "Magic of Kusudama" introduces the kusudama theme, shedding some light on how they were used in ancient Japan and how kusudama designs keep their charm in the present. A kusudama influences positively the mood of a person who made it or who receives it as a gift or even just looks at it. Kusudama spheres are wonderful decorations able to bring a unique atmosphere into every home. They can be a terrific gift for your friends and family too. Creative, original and beautiful! Have a wonderful and fun time with this book creating these magic spheres out of paper! Happy folding!
Kensuke's Kingdom Michael Morpurgo 2014-05-01 When Michael's father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It's an ideal trip - even Michael's sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure - until Michael is swept overboard. He's washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he's not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael's life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.
In a Spooky Haunted House Joel Stern 2020-07-21 Go on a haunted Halloween adventure through a spooky house in this spine-tingling, sturdy pop-up book! Welcome to our Haunted House! It’s creepy and it’s ghostly. If you don’t want to lose your way You’ll need to follow closely. Welcome to a kid-friendly pop-up book that’s perfect for tiny trick-or-treaters. Join a ghost-host as readers travel inside a haunted house to discover the many spooky sights on Halloween night. A sturdy page-turner, In a Spooky, Haunted House has fun and interactive, three-dimensional scenes with tricks and treats for kids of all ages.
A Short History of Nearly Everything Bill Bryson 2012-05-15 One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.
Mind-Blowing Modular Origami Byriah Loper 2016-10-11 Modular origami is the latest craze in paper folding! These three-dimensional models are created from a number of small pieces of paper that are easily folded and then cleverly fit together to form a spectacular shape. They range from paper polyhedra to bristling buckyballs that are reminiscent of sea urchins—to ornate flower-like spheres. Each piece of paper is held by the tension of the other papers—demonstrating the remarkable hidden properties of paper, which is at the same time flexible but also strong! Author Byriah Loper has been creating modular origami sculptures for just five years, but in that time, he's pushed the upper limits of the art form with some of the largest, most complex geometric paper constructions ever assembled. While many geo-modular origami artists focus on creating dense floral spheres, Byriah has pioneered the open, linear "wire frame" approach, which results in a very complex-looking model that reveals the interior of its form. He exhibits his sculptures annually at the Origami USA convention in New York, and was recently a featured artist at the "Surface to Structure" exhibition at the Cooper Union gallery in the East Village. A great way to learn origami, the easy-to-follow diagrams and step-by-step instructions in this book show you how to fold the paper components and then assemble them to create 22 incredible models. Each model is a new challenge, and the paper sculptures you create look fantastic on your desk or shelf!
The Book Thief Markus Zusak 2007-12-18 #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.
Seriously, Cinderella Is SO Annoying! Trisha Speed Shaskan 2014-10-01 OF COURSE you think Cinderella was the sweetest belle of the ball. You don't know the other side of the story. Well, let me tell you...
The Pocket Daring Book for Girls Andrea J. Buchanan 2008-10-28 Revisit old favorites and discover even more facts and stories. The perfect pocket book for any girl on a quest for knowledge. Includes New Chapters + the Best Wisdom & Wonder from The Daring Book for Girls
The Dragon in the Library Louie Stowell 2021-03-16 In a fast-paced and funny adventure, Kit must use the magic of books to save the library--and its resident dragon--from a power-hungry tycoon. Kit Spencer can't stand reading. She'd rather be outside playing and getting muddy than stuck inside with a book. But when her best friends, Josh and Alita, drag her to the local library, Kit makes an incredible discovery: she's a wizard--and books are the key to her abilities. Unfortunately, a greedy businessman wants to tear down the beloved library, destroying all its magic. To make matters worse, there's a sleeping dragon hidden there, and if she's awakened, her wild power will wreak havoc. With the help of a friendly dragon-dog hybrid named Dogon, Kit and her companions will have to find a way to save the dragon in the library--and maybe the world! A humorous romp full of library enchantment, with a diverse cast of characters and dynamic illustrations.
Storytime Origami John Montroll 2009 Simple instructions and clear diagrams bring to life the memorable characters and delightful scenes from "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "The Three Little Pigs," "Humpty-Dumpty," and "Cinderella."
The Origami Garden Ioana Stoian 2016-01-05 ."..This collection of 40 charming origami designs includes delightful flowers and foliage, cute animals, and other backyard critters that are sure to inspire you to get folding...Each cleverly designed origami pattern is complete with detailed step-by-step artwork and flagged according to skill level. Learn how to fold traditional forms such as birds or butterflies, or try out some cute, contemporary designs such as a rabbit or a ladybug. Included are 20 sheets of origami paper so you can get started right away. Origami is fun, inexpensive, and great for sharing with others"--
Making Stuff Ziggy Hanaor 2006 Crafts.
Easy Origami Animals John Montroll 2014-12-17 Created by an origami master, these 23 models offer a menagerie of easy-to-fold animals. Figures include birds—a cardinal, parrot, bald eagle, and cranes—and a fox, pig, hippo, elephant, lion, and others. Diagrams illustrate every step of the folding process, and full-color pictures depict the completed models. Internationally renowned author John Montroll has significantly increased the origami repertoire with his original designs. Best known as the inspiration behind the single-square, no-cuts, no-glue approach, the American origami expert offers readers meticulously developed folding sequences that allow them to create better models with fewer steps. Dover (2014) original publication. See every Dover book in print at www.doverpublications.com
Brilliant Origami David Brill 1996 Detailed diagrams offer instruction on creating various kinds of toys and models, boxes and containers, human figures, and modular origami designs. Wet folding techniques are also introduced.
Snow Crash Neal Stephenson 2003-08-26 In this mind-altering romp—where the term “Metaverse” was first coined—you’ll experience a future America so bizarre, so outrageous, you’ll recognize it immediately • One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Praise for Snow Crash “[Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole.”—The San Francisco Bay Guardian “Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century.”—William Gibson “Brilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow.”—The New York Times Book Review
Toothiana, Queen of the Tooth Fairy Armies William Joyce 2012-10-02 When orphaned Katherine learns that the teeth collected by the scorned Tooth Fairy contain memories of childhood, she enlists the help of the Guardians to get her tooth back and remember her parents.
Opening the Hand of Thought Kosho Uchiyama 2005-06-10 For over thirty years, Opening the Hand of Thought has offered an introduction to Zen Buddhism and meditation unmatched in clarity and power. This is the revised edition of Kosho Uchiyama's singularly incisive classic. This new edition contains even more useful material: new prefaces, an index, and extended endnotes, in addition to a revised glossary. As Jisho Warner writes in her preface, Opening the Hand of Thought "goes directly to the heart of Zen practice... showing how Zen Buddhism can be a deep and life-sustaining activity." She goes on to say, "Uchiyama looks at what a person is, what a self is, how to develop a true self not separate from all things, one that can settle in peace in the midst of life." By turns humorous, philosophical, and personal, Opening the Hand of Thought is above all a great book for the Buddhist practitioner. It's a perfect follow-up for the reader who has read Zen Meditation in Plain English and is especially useful for those who have not yet encountered a Zen teacher.
Manga Origami Márcio Hideshi Noguchi 2016-06-28 Welcome to the Wonderful World of Manga Origami Origami masters Márcio Hideshi Noguchi and Seth Friedman show everything you need to know to create adorable paper characters from your favorite manga/anime stories with basic origami folding instructions and clear step-by-step diagrams. In the first section you’ll learn about the paper and other necessary materials, the origami symbols and terminology, and the general folding techniques needed to create and assemble all the basic figures. In the second section you will find specific instructions for customizing each of the characters with their outfits/costumes, accessories, and unique hairstyles. Some of the twenty projects are very recognizable as Japanese manga/anime characters, such as the Ronin Samurai, Kimono-Chan, Tea Picker, and Shrine Maiden, while others, like the French Maid, Nurse, Baseball Player, and Bunny Girl are more western. Also included are some fantasy characters, like the Fairy, Ori Fighter, Santa’s Helper, and Dragon Girl. Of course, characters depicting school life and summer vacation fun are here too, such as Schoolgirl, Sailor Fuku, Gym Girl, Beach Bunny, Sensei, Uki-wa Chan, Harem Otoko, and Neko Form. All projects are clearly marked with their difficulty level: beginner (*), advanced beginner (**), intermediate (***), advanced (****), and expert (*****). Get ready, get set, start folding. You’ll want to make all 20 characters.
Flying Dragons Paper Airplane Ebook Sam Ita 2017-08-01 Fill the skies with your very own collection of colorful 3D dragons! This paper airplane book features a fabulous variety of dragon-themed paper planes—each with a unique form and flight characteristics. The full-color instructions provide step-by-step folding instructions for each model and "dragon mastery tips" to help you coax the best performance from each airplane. Folding these fun and challenging planes is a great activity for brain gymnastics! This book includes 12 exciting dragons, including: The Chinese Dragon, a front-weighted dart that covers distance at an alarming rate! The Fighter Dragon, a fanciful dinosaur-cyborg warplane! The Swoop Dragon, an aerobatic performer that can turn on you if you're not careful! The Flying Shark, a menacing glider that patrols the skies in search of its prey! And many other impressive flying dragons! This paper airplane kit includes: 48 printable paper airplane folding sheets A 64 page full-color instruction book 12 original dragon-themed paper airplane designs **Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2018 Book of the Year Award**
Better Living Through Origami Nellianna van den Baard 2018-08-29 Take papercraft to a new creative level and turn your home into a designer haven with this DIY interiors book by Dutch design duo Studio Snowpuppe. Learn how to create 20 items of sustainable home decor using simple, mindful paper folding and manipulation techniques, and then show off your DIY creations at the heart of your home. Step-by-step illustrations will guide you through the projects, which include beautiful lampshades, creative wall art ideas, an ingenious clock, pretty garlands and decorations, unique vases, candle holders, plant holders, decorative bowls and more--all with a stylish modern aesthetic. Using readily available paper and card stock, you can create some stunning designer accents for your home for a fraction of the cost of store-bought versions.
Origami Mini Library Katrin Shumakov 2014-03-10 Origami Mini Library will show you how to create your very own origami miniature library with little books, decorative covers, slipcases and open-front bookcases in which to store these mini books! Experience fun bookbinding and bookcase-making with only folds alone - no sewing, no gluing, no special instruments, just your hands and a set of papers! Watch video presentation of this book at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UobMuClVjPY Do-It-Yourself - fold these fun and cute models, originally designed by Katrin and Yuri Shumakov. There are 230 detailed step-by-step colorful diagrams with written instructions and photos of examples of completed projects that will guide you through folding the 14 original origami designs. In each article, there are recommendations on paper type and size with indication of the size of the completed model. The designs in this book are mostly simple to intermediate level of folding. Just imagine the whole miniature library full of little origami books with your poetry, short stories, graphic novels et cetera made by your own hands! Have a creative and fun time with this book making Origami Mini Library! Happy folding! For more details on this book and the model menu, please visit our website at http://www.oriland.com/store/books/origami_mini_library/main.php Origami Office Series: Volume 1: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1499636512/ Volume 2: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1501043773/ Volume 3 (this book): http://www.amazon.com/dp/1496195388/ Volume 4: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495431436/
Three Days of Happiness Sugaru Miaki 2020-10-20 In this dark, moody love story, college student Kusunoki decides to sell off the next thirty years of his life at a mysterious shop in exchange for money-and maybe a chance to find something worth living for.
Medical Articles by Ophthalmologist William H. Bates Ophthalmologist William H. Bates M.D. 2011-11-23 Dr. William H. Bates discovered Natural Eyesight Improvement, 'The Bates Method'. His Experiments prove that tension in the outer eye muscles (oblique and Recti) disrupt, change the shape of the eye and focus of light rays in the eye resulting in; unclear close and distant vision, astigmatism, crossed, wandering eyes, cataract, glaucoma and other abnormal eye conditions. He proved that the outer eye muscles, (oblique) when relaxed, contracting, un-contracting normally change the shape of the eye to normal to produce clear close and distant vision. Relaxed ciliary, iris, tear gland and other inner, outer eye muscles also function correct, produce clear vision, healthy eyes. Mental, emotional strain, tension, using the eyes incorrect is the main cause of outer eye muscle, eye tension and unclear vision. Dr. Bates proved that relaxation of the mind, body, outer eye muscles results in a return of the eye to normal shape with correct focus of light rays in the eyes, on the retina with clear vision at all distances, removal of astigmatism and other eye problems, keeps the eyes healthy with normal circulation, eye pressure, correct function of the optic and other eye, visual system nerves. Abnormal pressure, tension, pulling on/in the eye, lens, retina is removed. The eye muscles; outer (oblique, recti & muscles for blinking, tears...) and inner (ciliary, iris... muscles near and attached to the lens) function correct producing perfect; convergence, accommodation for clear close and reading vision, divergence, un-accommodation for clear distant vision. Shifting 'eye movement' with Central-Fixation (central vision) and function of the retina, lens, brain, entire visual system are perfect. A few of Dr. Bates older articles were based on the beliefs of most Ophthalmologists. As Dr. Bates cured his own vision naturally, treated his patients, performed experiments on the eyes, eye muscles, nerves-he changed his view on accommodation and other eye functions. He then practiced, applied natural eye, vision treatments without the use of eyeglasses, surgery, drugs. This is the origin of Natural Eyesight Improvement. Dr. Bates recorded all his natural treatments, work in his Clinic in New York City, U.S.A. and other hospitals, locations during his lifetime in his book 'The Cure Of Imperfect Sight By Treatment Without Glasses' & 11 years, 132 Issues of his Monthly Better Eyesight Magazine. Eyeglasses are often prescribed unnecessarily or 'too strong' (over-corrected) due to temporary nervousness, pressure to hurry, limited, incorrect eye, head, neck, body movement during an eye exam. Eye doctors also prefer to prescribe an 'extra stronger strength' to the eyeglass lenses. All eyeglasses, especially strong eyeglass lenses, bifocals, astigmatism lenses, sunglasses cause fast, increased vision impairment and prescriptions for stronger eyeglass lenses. This leads to increased vision impairment, cataracts and other eye health, vision impairment. Dr. Bates' Book, Better Eyesight Magazines and 20 Natural Eyesight Improvement Books are Free in E-Book form with this book, on our website; https://cleareyesight-batesmethod.info/
Akira Yoshizawa, Japan's Greatest Origami Master Akira Yoshizawa 2016-10-11 This collection of projects by the "father of modern origami" contains detailed instructions for 60 of the master's original works. Master origami artist Akira Yoshizawa was a true innovator who played a seminal role in the rebirth of origami in the modern world. He served as a bridge between past and present—between the ancient traditional craft and the development of origami as a modern practice—in terms of inventing new techniques and in preserving the traditional Japanese forms. In fact, the notational system of diagrams widely used today to indicate how models are folded was largely invented by him. Above all, Yoshizawa was responsible for elevating origami to the status of an art form. This beautiful origami book is the first comprehensive survey of the extraordinary work of Akira Yoshizawa. In addition to 60 models from his private collection, it features over 1,000 original drawings by the artist, and English translations of his writings in Japanese on origami, all of which are published here for the very first time. Origami projects include: The Koinobori and the Helmet Butterflies of Every Kind Fairy Tale Crowns and Caps The Lion Mask The Tengu Masks and many more! Akira Yoshizawa also contains an explanation of the Master's personal philosophy of origami by Yoshizawa's widow, Kiyo Yoshizawa and an insightful introduction from Robert Lang, a leading artist and exponent of origami art in the West.
Dragons and Other Fantastic Creatures in Origami John Montroll 2014-03-19 "Instructions for 27 models of fantasy figures including 10 dragons, a wizard, ogre, unicorn, phoenix, and other imaginary creatures"--
Convergence Culture Henry Jenkins 2008-09 “What the future fortunes of [Gramsci’s] writings will be, we cannot know. However, his permanence is already sufficiently sure, and justifies the historical study of his international reception. The present collection of studies is an indispensable foundation for this.” —Eric Hobsbawm, from the preface Antonio Gramsci is a giant of Marxian thought and one of the world's greatest cultural critics. Antonio A. Santucci is perhaps the world's preeminent Gramsci scholar. Monthly Review Press is proud to publish, for the first time in English, Santucci’s masterful intellectual biography of the great Sardinian scholar and revolutionary. Gramscian terms such as “civil society” and “hegemony” are much used in everyday political discourse. Santucci warns us, however, that these words have been appropriated by both radicals and conservatives for contemporary and often self-serving ends that often have nothing to do with Gramsci’s purposes in developing them. Rather what we must do, and what Santucci illustrates time and again in his dissection of Gramsci’s writings, is absorb Gramsci’s methods. These can be summed up as the suspicion of “grand explanatory schemes,” the unity of theory and practice, and a focus on the details of everyday life. With respect to the last of these, Joseph Buttigieg says in his Nota: “Gramsci did not set out to explain historical reality armed with some full-fledged concept, such as hegemony; rather, he examined the minutiae of concrete social, economic, cultural, and political relations as they are lived in by individuals in their specific historical circumstances and, gradually, he acquired an increasingly complex understanding of how hegemony operates in many diverse ways and under many aspects within the capillaries of society.” The rigor of Santucci’s examination of Gramsci’s life and work matches that of the seminal thought of the master himself. Readers will be enlightened and inspired by every page.
Cinderella (Disney Classic) Jane Werner 2013-11-27 The original Little Golden Book from the 1940s featuring Walt Disney’s Cinderella is back! This enchanting fairy tale is beautifully rendered with vintage artwork bringing Cinderella and her cruel stepsisters to life.
Braiding Sweetgrass Robin Wall Kimmerer 2013-09-16 As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.
The Big Book of Words You Should Know David Olsen 2008-12-17 Do you know what "quatrefoil" and "impolitic" mean? What about "halcyon" or "narcolepsy"? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay, studying for a test, or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.
The Language of Architecture Andrea Simitch 2014-06-01 DIVLearning a new discipline is similar to learning a new language; in order to master the foundation of architecture, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language – the definitions, function, and usage. Language of Architecture provides students and professional architects with the basic elements of architectural design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introductory, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines./divDIV /divDIVWhether you’re new to the field or have been an architect for years, you’ll want to flip through the pages of this book throughout your career and use it as the go-to reference for inspiration, ideas, and reminders of how a strong knowledge of the basics allows for meaningful, memorable, and beautiful fashions that extend beyond trends./divDIV /divDIVThis comprehensive learning tool is the one book you’ll want as a staple in your library./divDIV /div
Origami Myths & Legends Duy Nguyen 2006-08 Presents instructions for creating origami creatures out of myth and legend, such as dragons, Medusa, and the Hydra.
3D Origami Art Jun Mitani 2017-12-19 Easily Create Origami with Curved Folds and Surfaces Origami—making shapes only through folding—reveals a fascinating area of geometry woven with a variety of representations. The world of origami has progressed dramatically since the advent of computer programs to perform the necessary computations for origami design. 3D Origami Art presents the design methods underlying 3D creations derived from computation. It includes numerous photos and design drawings called crease patterns, which are available for download on the author’s website. Through the book’s clear figures and descriptions, readers can easily create geometric 3D structures out of a set of lines and curves drawn on a 2D plane. The author uses various shapes of sheets such as rectangles and regular polygons, instead of square paper, to create the origami. Many of the origami creations have a 3D structure composed of curved surfaces, and some of them have complicated forms. However, the background theory underlying all the creations is very simple. The author shows how different origami forms are designed from a common theory.
Disney Ideas Book DK 2018-10-02 Bring your love of Disney to life with more than 100 amazing and creative projects and activities. Let your imagination run wild with Disney inspired arts and crafts, party games, puzzles, papercraft, and many more fun and practical activities. With clear, step-by-step instructions, The Disney Ideas Book guides you through each exciting activity from creating glowing BFG Dream Jars and performing a puppet show in a Jungle Book shoebox theater, to playing skittles with the Seven Dwarfs and growing grass hair on Frozen Trolls. Featuring family favorite characters from animation and live-action movies and TV, including Frozen, Toy Story, Moana, Inside Out, and Cinderella. The activities are suitable for kids and adults alike, whatever their level of ability. There are top tips on every page from expert crafters to help make your creations a success, as well as fun Disney facts to pore over. With the Disney Ideas Book, your family will never be bored again. ©Disney/Pixar
Origami Dragons Ebook Marc Kirschenbaum 2020-09-15 Origami folders and dragon enthusiasts, rejoice! Origami Dragons Kit by master origami artist Marc Kirschenbaum shows you how to fold 10 incredible paper dragon models. This unique collection contains a wide range of Asian and Western dragons, both winged and serpentine. Each one is based on dragon folklore and pop culture from around the world, including the Wyvern—a cousin of the dragon that appears in Dungeons and Dragons and Game of Thrones This book contains detailed, full-color instructions with easy-to-follow diagrams, as well as accompanying online folding videos. Here are just some of the dragon models included in this kit: The Fairy Dragon — A miniature magical dragon with distinctive, butterfly-like wings The Lindwyrm — A sinewy, undulating monster The Rearing Dragon — This formidable apex predator is the most difficult model to fold — tackle this after you've completed the others The Dragon Hatchling — They're cute at this age, but watch your fingertips — and keep an eye out for mama! Plus many more! These 3-D creatures are fun to fold and collect, display on your shelf and share with friends. They may look dangerous, but they eat surprisingly few villagers!
The Complete Book of Origami Robert J. Lang 2012-09-20 Create 37 figures with clear, step-by-step instructions and helpful diagrams. Simple to advanced objects include rocket, mouse, elephant, violinist, Viking ship, and many more.
Origami Dragons Tom Stamm 2014-07-10 In the early heydays of the second revolution of origami Tom Stamm, a devoted fan and practitioner of origami design, went through a rich period of exploration and creativity in the development of origami Dragons. Including his wonderful “Sea Serpent Dragon” and “Multi-Piece Sea Serpent” as well as 3 wonderful “Flapping Dragon” variations. For the first time the most memorable of these are published here with loving re-diagramming as well as two small works of my own which were inspired during the redesign. I loved these models as a kid and am thrilled to be a part of making them available again. – JC Nolan
My First Origami Kit Joel Stern 2013-07-09 **Winner of Creative Child Magazine 2015 Preferred Choice Award** Children and beginners can make fun and simple origami projects with this great origami kit. My First Origami Kit is the perfect, affordable introductory kit for kids and parents to learn and master the joys of origami together. If you've never done origami before, My First Origami Kit is a great origami kit for beginners. It is filled with origami of all kinds—birds, beasts, vehicles, even a teddy bear that talks when you open and close its arms. The folding fun begins with the specially designed origami papers. Both sides are decorated based on the subject—feathers for the duck, metal plates for the airplane, scales for the cobra, and other surprises. You'll end up with a great looking paper model no matter which side you start with. You can add fun stickers to your finished models—to make eyes, ears, paws, and other features. This easy origami kit contains: Full-colored instructional booklet Easy-to-follow instructions 22 origami-for-kids projects 150 detailed stickers 60 two-sided folding sheets Origami paper is pre-colored This kit is sure to keep kids engaged and happy for hours. They'll be so proud of their very first origami—and you'll be happy to display them! Origami projects include: Penny Penguin Sea Surfer Caramel Bear Magic Box Hugo Pig And many more…
Mapping Cyberspace Martin Dodge 2003-09-02 Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book: * provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there * explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on cultural, political and economic relations * charts the spatial forms of virutal spaces * details empirical research and examines a wide variety of maps and spatialisations of cyberspace and the information society * has a related website at http://www.MappingCyberspace.com. This book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on cyberspace and what it means for the future.