This book is a collection of random writings by a boat designer explaining boat design in layman's terms, explanations of various boatbuilding methods, how to loft the lines of a boat, how to turn... More > the hull over and various other boating subjects that you will not find in other books about boat design. It includes a chapter on recommendations for sailing around the Cape of Good Hope and also one about the only circumnavigation ever in an open boat.< Less
This eBook is a collection of random writings by a boat designer explaining boat design in layman's terms, explanations of various boatbuilding methods, how to loft the lines of a boat, effects of... More > decisions made about hull shape, how to turn the hull over and many other boating subjects that you will not find in other books about boat design. It includes a chapter on recommendations for sailing around the Cape of Good Hope as well as one recording the only circumnavigation ever done in an open boat.< Less
Scott's efforts for fun and excitement are constantly thwarted by the tyranny of the "toos." Our story begins when he wants a cookie but his mom says he can't because they are too hot. He... More > remembers some of the times he is told something is either too this or too that. When he tries to go on an amusement park ride he is told he is too small. When he wants to go swimming in the deep end of the pool he is told that he can't because it is too deep. And the list goes on. Finally he uses the word for his own benefit when his mom offers him two cookies. But it doesn't last long.< Less
A Midsummer Drive Through the Perenees by EDWIN ASA DIX
While at Princeton he was managing editor of The Lit and was awarded the Boudinot Historical Fellowship and other prizes. In 1884 he graduated... More > from Columbia Law School with highest honors, and subsequently admitted to the bar in New York and New Jersey.
Dix toured the world from 1890-92. On August 15, 1895, he married Marion Alden Olcott at Cherry Valley, New York. They had no children, and spent much of their married life abroad, wintering in Egypt, Switzerland, and Colorado. He died suddenly in New York City of myocarditis.
Dix was an active author of fiction and travel articles in various magazines, as well as travel books, novels, and a history of Samuel de Champlain. He also served as Literary Editor of The Churchman. In addition, he composed "Musical Critic's Dream" which was played extensively by John Philip Sousa's band.< Less