Brehe's Grammar Anatomy Steven Brehe 2018-12-31 Brehe's Grammar Anatomy makes grammar accessible to general and specialist readers alike. This book provides an in-depth look at beginner grammar terms and concepts, providing clear examples with limited technical jargon. Whether for academic or personal use, Brehe's Grammar Anatomy is the perfect addition to any resource library.Features:Practice exercises at the end of each chapter, with answers in the back of the book, to help students test and correct their comprehensionFull glossary and index with cross-referencesEasy-to-read language supports readers at every learning stage
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.
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.
How to Make 100 Paper Flowers Maria Noble 2013-06-01 DIV Learn how to make 100 beautiful flowers, from lifelike to fanciful, with How to Make 100 Paper Flowers! These creations are perfect for weddings and other celebrations, and this comprehensive guide brings you a wide variety of techniques and styles. Step-by-step instructions are accompanied by color photos and diagrams; techniques include general crafting (cut, shape, and glue), origami, and quilling. All patterns are included! Color your world and satisfy your craft cravings with delightful, handmade, paper flowers. /div
Textbooks of Art Education Hugo B. Froehlich 1904
Chinese Cinderella Adeline Yen Mah 2009-05-06 More than 800,000 copies in print! From the author of critically acclaimed and bestselling memoir Falling Leaves, this is a poignant and moving true account of her childhood, growing up as an unloved daughter in 1940s China. A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In her own courageous voice, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her, and life does not get any easier when her father remarries. Adeline and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled with gifts and attention. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family. Like the classic Cinderella story, this powerful memoir is a moving story of resilience and hope. Includes an Author's Note, a 6-page photo insert, a historical note, and the Chinese text of the original Chinese Cinderella. A PW BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AN ALA-YALSA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS “One of the most inspiring books I have ever read.” –The Guardian
The Fine Art of Paper Flowers Tiffanie Turner 2017-08-22 An inspiring, practical and gorgeous guide to crafting the most realistic and artful paper flowers for arrangements, art, décor, wearables and more, from San Francisco botanical artist Tiffanie Turner. The Fine Art of Paper Flowers is an elevated art and craft guide that features complete step-by-step instructions for over 30 of Tiffanie Turner’s widely admired, unique, lifelike paper flowers and their foliage, from bougainvillea to English roses to zinnias. In the book, Turner also guides readers through making her signature giant paper peony, shares all of her secrets for special paper treatments, candy-striping, playing with color and creating botanical imperfections, and shows how to turn paper flowers into gorgeous garlands, headdresses, bouquets and more. These stunning creations can be made from simple and inexpensive materials and the book's detailed tutorials and beautiful photography make it easy to achieve dramatic and lifelike results.
The Exquisite Book of Paper Flower Transformations Livia Cetti 2017-04-04 In The Exquisite Book of Paper Flower Transformations, artist Livia Cetti ups the ante with a host of grander and more intricate flowers and projects—more blooms, more petals, stronger stems, and bigger, bolder arrangements! Cetti will teach you how to play with size, shape, color, and texture to create 25 vibrant single stems in a variety of natural shapes—globes, spikes, bells, saucers, rectangles, cones, and arcs—including hydrangeas, coral charm peonies, honeysuckles, and paperwhites. Then, you’ll use these elemental shapes to build the 15 bright, abundant arrangements, including bold wreaths, bountiful bouquets, fantastical gilded wall art, and blooming garlands. Introducing new, neverbefore-seen techniques for dyeing paper and creating moldable leaves and petals, this gorgeous guide is perfect for crafters of all skill levels interested in making realistic and unique home decor, gifts, accessories, and entertaining essentials.
The Enforcement of Morals Patrick Devlin 2010-01-31 Are morals always relative? Are private actions--among consenting adults--always beyond the law? Or are there some behaviors which so weaken a society that common beliefs about right and wrong must be enforced to protect the common good? In opposing the decriminalization of private acts of homosexuality in Britain, Patrick Devlin maintained that not only is it reasonable to allow popular morality to influence lawmaking, it is imperative: ". . . For a society is not something that is kept together physically; it is held by the invisible bonds of common thought." Some sidestep this controversial issue by asserting that the law should not be used to enforce any morality. Others invoke John Stuart Mill's doctrine that the only purpose for laws governing any member of society is to prevent harm to others, chiefly physical harm. But, Devlin argued, while breaches of shared morality do not cause harm to other individuals in the way that murder and assault do, they do harm society by undermining its moral structure. Patrick Devlin (1905-1992) studied history and law at Cambridge University and became a successful lawyer.
Moda Blockheads That Patchwork Place 2018-12-03 Meet the Moda Blockheads! Six celebrity quilt designers unite to share this compendium of 48 stunning quilt blocks plus six spectacular sampler-quilt patterns to showcase the beautiful blocks you make. * Lisa Bongean * Betsy Chutchian * Lynne Hagmeier * Jo Morton * Jan Patek * Carrie Nelson Along with imaginative interpretations of each 6" block--from traditional patchwork inspired by history to whimsical appliqued scenes from nature--you'll enjoy loads of sewing tips from the pros that you can use for as long as you quilt.
Advanced Origami Michael G. LaFosse 2012-09-04 Take your paper folding to an advanced level with this user-friendly origami book. From shimmering hummingbirds to magnificent bats, from a stunning panther mask to graceful sea turtles, Michael G. LaFosse's complex and beautiful origami projects are well known around the world. Focusing on models from nature, Advanced Origami provides unparalleled instruction on how to create master-class level 3D origami paper folding projects. The origami designs are challenging—they require some folding experience—but the results are more origami art than craft. Paper folders will create projects that can be displayed or given as gifts. Sophisticated origami or paper crafts fans will appreciate the unique origami designs along with complete detailed instructions and easy-to-follow color photos and diagrams. Advanced Origami also features information on paper selection and preparation, advance techniques such as "wet folding" and making your own paper. This origami book contains: 128 page, full-color book 15 original and challenging projects Step-by-step instructions Colorful diagrams and photographs Advanced techniques and tips In recent years origami has evolved beyond simple folding and creasing into a true art form akin to sculpture. For those seeking to learn origami at such a level, Advanced Origami provides all the essential information and techniques. Soon you will be able to design and fold your own origami sculptures! Origami projects include: North American Cardinal Koi Fish Origamido Butterfly Pond Frog And many more…
Bloom Choi Hyang Mee 2018-03-27 This beautiful book contains more than fifty designs from the best-selling Korean paper-cutting artist Choi Hyang Mee. The intricate designs are inspired by flora and fauna and printed on three different paper stocks. With clear instructions and inspirational ideas for how to use your finished work, you will soon be creating stunning artworks and decorative pieces. • Contains fifty-two beautiful paper-cut templates for you to use as you wish – create stunning cards, framed artworks or ornate decorations • Created by best-selling Korean paper-cutting artist, Choi Hyang Mee • Intricate designs inspired by flora and fauna
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The Lucifer Principle Howard Bloom 2013-11-01 “A philosophical look at the history of our species which alternated between fascinating and frightening . . . like reading Dean Koontz or Stephen King.” —Rocky Mountain News The Lucifer Principle is a revolutionary work that explores the intricate relationships among genetics, human behavior, and culture to put forth the thesis that “evil” is a by-product of nature’s strategies for creation and that it is woven into our most basic biological fabric. In a sweeping narrative that moves lucidly among sophisticated scientific disciplines and covers the entire span of the earth’s—as well as mankind’s—history, Howard Bloom challenges some of our most popular scientific assumptions. Drawing on evidence from studies of the most primitive organisms to those on ants, apes, and humankind, the author makes a persuasive case that it is the group, or “superorganism,” rather than the lone individual that really matters in the evolutionary struggle. But biology is not destiny, and human culture is not always the buffer to our most primitive instincts we would like to think it is. In these complex threads of thought lies the Lucifer Principle, and only through understanding its mandates will we able to avoid the nuclear crusades that await us in the twenty-first century. “A revolutionary vision of the relationship between psychology and history, The Lucifer Principle will have a profound impact on our concepts of human nature. It is astonishing that a book of such importance could be such a pleasure to read.”—Elizabeth F. Loftus, author of Memory
Friendship Origami Katherine Gleason 2004 Cover contains folded paper heart behind cellophane insert.
A Dictionary of Haiku Jane Reichhold 2013-06 Nearly 5000 haiku by Jane Reichhold, written in English between 1993 - 2013 have been arranged according to the five seasons and seven traditional saijiki categories of Japan. However the haiku within the categories are arranged alphabetically - which makes this a dictionary.
The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers Livia Cetti 2014-04-08 The best paper-flower artist working today, Livia Cetti, presents a comprehensive how-to manual for creating jaw-droppingly beautiful and unbelievably realistic blooms.
WBCN and the American Revolution Bill Lichtenstein 2021-11-30 How Boston radio station WBCN became the hub of the rock-and-roll, antiwar, psychedelic solar system. While San Francisco was celebrating a psychedelic Summer of Love in 1967, Boston stayed buttoned up and battened down. But that changed the following year, when a Harvard Law School graduate student named Ray Riepen founded a radio station that played music that young people, including the hundreds of thousands at Boston-area colleges, actually wanted to hear. WBCN-FM featured album cuts by such artists as the Mothers of Invention, Aretha Franklin, and Cream, played by announcers who felt free to express their opinions on subjects that ranged from recreational drugs to the war in Vietnam. In this engaging and generously illustrated chronicle, Peabody Award–winning journalist and one-time WBCN announcer Bill Lichtenstein tells the story of how a radio station became part of a revolution in youth culture. At WBCN, creativity and countercultural politics ruled: there were no set playlists; news segments anticipated the satire of The Daily Show; on-air interviewees ranged from John and Yoko to Noam Chomsky; a telephone “Listener Line” fielded questions on any subject, day and night. From 1968 to Watergate, Boston’s WBCN was the hub of the rock-and-roll, antiwar, psychedelic solar system. A cornucopia of images in color and black and white includes concert posters, news clippings, photographs of performers in action, and scenes of joyousness on Boston CommonInterwoven through the narrative are excerpts from interviews with WBCN pioneers, including Charles Laquidara, the “news dissector” Danny Schechter, Marsha Steinberg, and Mitchell Kertzman. Lichtenstein’s documentary WBCN and the American Revolution is available as a DVD sold separately.
Super Mario Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years Nintendo 2018-10-23 Power Up! Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games--from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom--even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!
Blooming Paper Laura Reed 2021-11-28 Paper flower making is an accessible craft that uses simple tools and humble materials. Professional Laura Reed, experienced in creating amazing display windows featuring paper botanicals, shares the world of flowers that can be created with paper, and offers a straightforward, methodical approach suitable for beginners and more advanced enthusiasts. Starting with basic techniques, enjoy 7 projects that take you through the mindful processes of petal forming through to designing full paper flower projects. The designs are bold and feature modern, graphical blooms. Starting with the basics, you'll gain a solid understanding of the foundations of paper flower design and construction. Step-by-step tutorials help you make a wide range of flowers, and flowing on from that are 7 guided projects. Readers are encouraged to get creative and apply their own ideas throughout. The book concludes with a photo gallery projects to inspire. All templates are provided. The eco-friendly side can't be ignored; the flowers last a lifetime, unlike their fresh counterparts. Any waste material is recyclable, and you may also choose to use eco-friendly/recycled papers. By the end of the book, you will not only know how to make a range of flowers, but also understand how to design your own blooms and use them in a wide range of projects. You'll confidently choose suitable materials, tools and techniques to produce successful finished pieces.
Crepe Paper Flowers Lia Griffith 2018-08-07 With 30 projects and an introduction to both crafting paper flowers and working with crepe paper, this book is full of inspiration and expert advice for beginners. If you have a Cricut Maker, you can download the templates to your machine so you can enjoy your own homemade bouquets in no time. Crepe paper is the best material for creating paper flowers, especially for beginners. It's forgiving and malleable--easy to cut, bend, curl, and shape into peony petals, daffodil trumpets, chrysanthemum blooms, and more. And if you have a Cricut Maker, you can easily cut out the shapes from templates you download for free on Lia Griffith's website using a code. Then, follow instructions for crafting the flowers to arrange and display in vases and pots and as bouquets and wreaths.
Life in the Studio Frances Palmer 2020-10-06 “Roll-up-your-sleeves advice on throwing pottery, growing dahlias, cooking her tried-and-true recipes, and everything in between.” —Martha Stewart Living “Suited to any type of creative, offering up lessons on inspiration and creativity that are sure to bring out your inner talent.” —House Beautiful, Best New Design Books What makes a creative life? For an artist like Frances Palmer, it’s knitting all of one’s passions—all of one’s creativity—into the whole of life. And what an inspiration it is. A renowned potter, an entrepreneur, a gardener, a photographer, a cook, a beekeeper, Palmer has over the course of three decades caught the attention not only of the countless people who collect and use her ceramics but also of designers and design lovers, writers, and fellow artists who marvel at her example. Now, in her first book, she finally tells her story, in her own words and images, distilling from her experiences lessons that will inspire a new generation of makers and entrepreneurs. Life in the Studio is as beautiful and unexpected as Palmer’s pottery, as breathtakingly colorful as her celebrated dahlias, as intimate as the dinners she hosts in her studio for friends and family. There are insights into making pots—the importance of centering, the discovery that clay has a memory. Strategies for how to turn a passion into a business—the value to be found in collaboration, what it means to persevere, how to develop and stick to a routine that will sustain both enthusiasm and productivity. There are also step-by-step instructions (for throwing her beloved Sabine pot, growing dahlias, building an opulent flower arrangement). Even some of her most tried-and-true recipes. The result is a portrait of a unique artist and a singularly generous manual on how to live a creative life.
The Parisian Diet Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen 2013-02-26 France’s leading nutritionist Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen pinpoints why you struggle with weight loss diets and offers a plan for achieving your ideal weight while embracing life’s pleasures. Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen, France’s most popular dietician, has helped over two million patients worldwide reach their ideal weight and stabilize long term, all while savoring healthy, balanced meals. His progressive three-step weight loss plan includes 325 easy-to-prepare recipes, helpful hints, and practical checklists to get the weight off and keep it off. Strongly opposed to "extreme" diets and the inevitable weight gain that ensues, Dr. Cohen proposes a holistic approach that addresses the physical, psychological, and cultural factors that impact our ability to control our relationship with food. Once we understand our behavior, it’s easy and rewarding to see the pounds melt away. His diet proposes food substitutions to adapt recipes to your personal preferences and allows you to indulge in the occasional craving as long as you compensate beforehand and afterwards. With Dr. Cohen’s foolproof supermarket tactics and the diet’s inherent flexibility, you’ll find it easy to continue until you reach your goal weight, losing up to 30 pounds in three months. The simple, delicious, and satisfying menus offer a wide variety of choice, and emphasize the best-practices of the French way of eating, from using fresh produce, to balancing your intake throughout the day, to the pacing of mealtimes. The Parisian Diet is not a flash-in-the pan diet, it’s a new approach to food and a way to celebrate life, helping you look and feel your best.
A Doll's House Henrik Ibsen 2018-11-28 A Doll's House is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen. The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th century marriage norms. In the central character of Nora, Ibsen epitomized the human struggle against the humiliating constraints of social conformity. Nora's ultimate rejection of a smothering marriage and life in 'a doll's house' shocked theatergoers of the late 1800s and opened new horizons for playwrights and their audiences.
Paper Flower Art Jessie Chui 2020-01-07 An inspirational book showing you how to create realistic, everlasting paper flowers and foliage for use in stunning bouquets, buttonholes and table displays. Clear step-by-step photographs and instructions will guide you in making 25 delicate paper blooms for focal pieces, accents, or for height and texture. The flowers include both dramatic and romantic species, such as rose, peony, anemone, cosmos, lisianthus, phlox, baby's breath, magnolia and foxglove. As well as comprehensive chapters on tools, materials and techniques, including paper manipulation and colouring, there is a fascinating section on the fine art principles of flower arranging. This includes colour scheme considerations, scale, positive/negative space, and how to create movement, texture, depth, shape, form and line. Finally, there are instructions on making a range of exquisite bouquets, plus guidance on the aftercare and handling of the finished pieces.
Origami Flowers Super Paper Pack Maria Noble 2015-11-01 This pack includes step-by-step instructions for 10 flower designs, including a tulip, lily, and rose, and 464 sheets of origami paper, so you can let your creativity bloom!
100 Simple Paper Flowers Kelsey Elam 2016-04-27 Paper flowers are cropping up everywhere, taking centre stage in upmarket window displays and bringing pops of colour to winter weddings. They make a great impact, and offer an uplifting hit of colour at times when real flowers are scarce or too expensive. Best of all, they're easy and enjoyable to make. 100 Simple Paper Flowers shows you how to put together dozens of ideas. With templates and projects, discover how a handful of techniques can work across the board, whether you want a bunch of daisies for your desk or an outsize bouquet of lilies for an event.
Marvelous Modular Origami Meenakshi Mukerji 2020-03-27 This richly illustrated book provides step-by-step instructions for the construction of over 30 different modular origami structures. The author describes basic folding techniques required to construct the “modules” that are used as building blocks to construct complex ornamental models. The diagrams are clear, crisp, and easy to follow, and are accompanied by inspiring color photographs. Additional tips encourage the reader to design their own original creations. Advance Praise for Marvelous Modular Origami "A must-have for any modular origami polyhedra enthusiast." -Rona Gurkewitz, co-author of Multimodular Origami Polyhedra "The models are paper folding in its purest form. They range from simple Sonobe to floral and geometrical constructions. All are eye-catching and satisfying to fold, and the finished constructions are pleasing to behold. Also included are short sections on the mathematics behind the shapes and optimum color choices." -David Petty, author of Origami A-B-C "In this colorful book, you'll find wonderful original origami modular creations. Meenakshi's clear instructions and helpful hints will have you zipping through these modules as well as improvising your own." -Rachel Katz, co-author of FUN FOLDS: Language Learning Through Paper Folding "Marvelous Modular Origami is a colorful addition to the literature of mathematical origami." -Florence Temko, author of many origami and other craft books
Consilience E. O. Wilson 2014-11-26 "A dazzling journey across the sciences and humanities in search of deep laws to unite them." --The Wall Street Journal One of our greatest living scientists--and the winner of two Pulitzer Prizes for On Human Nature and The Ants--gives us a work of visionary importance that may be the crowning achievement of his career. In Consilience (a word that originally meant "jumping together"), Edward O. Wilson renews the Enlightenment's search for a unified theory of knowledge in disciplines that range from physics to biology, the social sciences and the humanities. Using the natural sciences as his model, Wilson forges dramatic links between fields. He explores the chemistry of the mind and the genetic bases of culture. He postulates the biological principles underlying works of art from cave-drawings to Lolita. Presenting the latest findings in prose of wonderful clarity and oratorical eloquence, and synthesizing it into a dazzling whole, Consilience is science in the path-clearing traditions of Newton, Einstein, and Richard Feynman.
Paper to Petal Rebecca Thuss 2013 Shares step-by-step instructions for making dozens of sophisticated paper flowers, outlining creative projects ranging from wristlets and bookmarks to wreaths and a Mary Poppins-inspired flower.
All Things Paper Ann Martin 2013-05-21 Make decorative, simple do-it-yourself projects with this friendly guide to paper crafting. You and your family will love to spend hours making beautiful paper art, jewelry, and decorations with All Things Paper. This easy paper crafts book comes with simple-to-follow instructions and detailed photos that show you how to create colorful and impressive art objects to display at home—many of which have practical uses. It is a great book for experienced paper craft hobbyists looking for new ideas or for new folders who want to learn paper crafts from experts. Projects in this papercrafting book include: Candle Luminaries Citrus Slice Coasters Mysterious Stationery Box Everyday Tote Bag Silver Orb Pendant Fine Paper Yarn Necklace Wedding Cake Card Perfect Journey Journal And many more… All the projects in this book are designed by noted paper crafters like Benjamin John Coleman, Patricia Zapata, and Richela Fabian Morgan. They have all been creating amazing objects with paper for many years. Whether you're a beginner or have been paper crafting for many years, you're bound to find something you'll love in All Things Paper. Soon you will be on your way to creating your own designs and paper art.
Origami Boxes Tomoko Fuse 2002 Origami Boxes is a Japan Publications publication.
Origami Flowers Soonboke Smith 2005 With detailed, photographed instructions for making more than thirty projects, an origami guide shows how to use simple techniques to create lavish bouquets of paper flowers.
Craft the Rainbow Brittany Watson Jepsen 2018-04-24 The popular craft designer and lifestyle blogger shares a rainbow of new project ideas—all using the creative power of paper. What began as a project collection and viral Instagram hashtag (#CrafttheRainbow) has become an inspiring book featuring all-new paper project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and more than you can imagine. Brittany Watson Jepsen is known for the unusually imaginative and amazingly beautiful designs she creates for her website and host of clients (including Anthropologie). In Craft the Rainbow, Jepsen walks readers through the easy basics of transforming simple paper—including tissue, crepe, cardstock, leaves of books, and vintage and recycled paper—into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.
A History of Terrorism Walter Laqueur 1977 Assassinations, bombings, hijackings, diplomatic kidnappings-terrorism is the most publicized form of political violence. The history of terrorism goes back a very long time, but the very fact that there is such a history has frequently been ignored, even suppressed. This may be because terrorism has not appeared with equal intensity at all times. When terrorism reappeared in the late twentieth century after a period of relative calm, there was the tendency to regard it as a new phenomenon, without precedent. The psychological study of terrorism has never been much in fashion. But this neglect has left a number of crucial questions unanswered. Among these are why some people who share the same convictions turn to terrorism and others do not. What is terrorism's true impact on international politics? What influence might it exert in the future? A History of Terrorism completes Walter Laqueur's pioneering and authoritative study of guerilla warfare and terrorist activity. He charts the history of political terror from nineteenth-century Europe, through the anarchists of the 1880s and 1890s, the left- and right-wing clashes during the twentieth century, and the multinational operations of Arab and other groups today. Laqueur examines the sociology of terrorism: funding, intelligence gathering, weapons and tactics, informers and countermeasures, and the crucial role of the media. He probes the "terrorist personality" and how terrorists have been depicted in literature and films. The doctrine of systematic terrorism and current interpretations of terrorism, its common patterns, motives, and aims, are unflinchingly faced and clearly explicated. Finally, Laqueur considers the effectiveness of terrorism and examines the ominous possibility of nuclear blackmail. Challenging accepted assumptions, forecasting the changes in terrorist activity that will affect tomorrow's headlines, Walter Laqueur demystifies terrorism without belittling its importance. Together with its companion volume, Guerrilla Warfare, also available from Transaction, A History of Terrorism is an essential tool for assessing and understanding this all-too-often sensationalized modern expression of extreme political action.
On the Move! Michael Teitelbaum 2009-01-06 Rita, Dan, Max and Ted are on the move in Trucktown! Kids will have hands-on fun with a movable part on each spread! Swing Wrecker Rosie's wrecking ball, spin Monster Truck Max's wheel, dump gravel from Dump Truck Dan's bed, and move Tow Truck Ted's hook up and down as he saves a good friend!
Origami for Mindfulness Mari Ono 2016-09-20 The therapeutic effects of origami are well known in Japan and here Mari Onoâ€”an expert in Japanese papercraftsâ€”reveals how a few simple folds can reduce stress, improve concentration, and help overcome negativity. By focusing on the experience of creating beautiful paper flowers, objects, animals, and more, this collection of 35 projects will guide you on a path to connectedness, awareness, and improved physical and emotional health. Not only that, the feelings of joy and satisfaction gained from completing a model will bring inner peace and help to redress emotional imbalances in our daily lives. Origami is also the perfect tool for anyone interested in taking the first steps toward a mindful lifestyleâ€”it is a very pure discipline where no expensive equipment is required and you can do it anywhere. To get you started, over 60 pieces of origami paper are provided, including a selection of sheets you can color in yourselfâ€”another activity proven to elicit a calming response in the body.
Paper Flower Note Cards Emiko Yamamoto 2020-03-24 Create your own elegant greeting cards with the beauty of lifelike paper flowers! Paper Flower Note Cards provides all the information you need. With just scissors, craft glue and a few sheets of colorful heavyweight paper, anyone can create stunning floral gift cards, gift toppers and place cards in no time at all! Emiko Yamamoto's simple step-by-step instructions explain how to cut and assemble each card for flawless results every time. Templates provided in the back of the book are reusable and allow you to reproduce the designs many times. This collection includes more than 30 dazzling designs for creative notes and floral decorations: Pop-up cards with petals that gently splay when the card is opened Decorative cards with three-dimensional flowers across the surface Elegant & subtle floral silhouette cards Cards for specific occasions like birthdays, weddings, baby showers, Father's Day, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, Halloween or Christmas Seasonal cards that can be customized for any occasion year round At the heart of each design is a beautiful flower, and there are many to choose from Rose Peony Carnation Hydrangea Cosmos Morning glory Sunflower Poinsettia And more! You'll dazzle your friends and family with these handmade works of art!
Origami for Easter Jasmine Brooke 2016-07-15 Easter usually happens right at the beginning of spring. Flowers are just beginning to bloom, grass and trees start to get greener, and baby animals are just about ready to be born. The beauty of spring and the historic Christian meaning of Easter make wonderful origami projects for readers to try! Step-by-step instructions and full-color photographs guide them through each fold of little Easter bunnies, egg baskets, and spring flowers. Fact boxes add interesting information about Easter's origins and symbols as readers create them to decorate their home for the holiday.
Paper Flowers Chinese Style Fang Liu 2021-11-15 This Chinese papercraft book introduces readers to 24 unique paper flower patterns, with techniques for their folding and decoration, and tips for composition, color matching, floral vessels and display.The 24 patterns are designed to match the "24 solar terms" on the Chinese lunisolar calendar, with six flowers for each of the four seasons. They are ideal for gracing your living room, bedroom, study or hallway, as ornaments on mirrors and bookcases, or as wall hangings and window display, or being made into bracelet, garland and hairpin accessories. Some can look surprisingly realistic, while others are ingeniously designed, all being great for birthday parties, family gatherings, New Year parties and weddings. Notably, each design has incorporated elements of the Chinese art of flower arrangement, with elegant simplicity and Eastern charm.The Chinese origami book comes with patterns for folds for each design. Readers can either copy these patterns by hand on their preferred paper or simply photocopy them to cut and fold paper flowers by themselves.