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City Repair's Placemaking Guidebook 2nd Edition By City Repair
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City Repair is a small grassroots non-profit that supports and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live. This guidebook provides a detailed overview of... More > creative community placemaking and how to start making your community a better place. Every neighborhood – indeed, every street – is different in terms of history, environment, project possibilities and constraints. This Guidebook begins where most American communities find themselves: socially isolated, yet relatively stable. If you are fortunate enough to live in a neighborhood where people are already engaged in community building, then start wherever it makes sense. Keep in mind, however, that even the most socially active neighborhoods include people who feel disempowered and might benefit from the initial steps of the placemaking process. This guide is not a “recipe” for placemaking. These ideas are here for your reference and are meant to be a springboard for your imagination!< Less
Slot Car Magazine - September 2018 Issue 45 By Marc Abbott & Ric Woods
eBook (PDF): $1.69
I’ve had a very varied time on the driving front since we last were with you, pounding round the test track with two Carrera cars, the latest Thunderslot McLaren and finally a Flyslot... More > truck… It did bring home to me how lucky we are to be living in an era where the quality of slot cars is the best it has ever been. From the flawless tampo work on the Carrera duo to the brilliant performance of the Thunderslot M6, we are a million miles away from where we were twenty years ago. The best thing is that no longer do you have to choose between a car that will look good but can barely stagger round the track or a car that will go well but has the looks only its mother could love. We (OK, make that I) will always find something to moan about, of course, such as Gulf liveries being slapped on all sorts of inapplicable vehicles purely because they make money, but generally speaking we’re very well off at the moment. Even that Fly 917LH horror is starting to fade from the memory… almost.< Less
The Successful Ham Radio Operator's Handbook -- PDF Version By Fred Cady - KE7X & Vic DiCiccio - VE3YT
eBook (PDF): $15.00
This book is for the newly licensed ham trying to understand where to go next and the old-timer coming back to the hobby. It explains how the the transmitter and receiver work and how these are... More > being implemented using software designed radio technology. Operating techniques for VHF/UHF repeaters, HF radio DXing techniques, and the new digital modes are covered. Radio propagation, antennas, transmission lines, SWR and the mysteries of baluns are explained. Building your HF station, choosing a radio, connecting your radio to a computer, and mobile and portable operation are extensively. For more information see http://www.ke7x.com. This edition has been formatted for electronic publication and reading. It contains all material found in the printed edition except an index. No part may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means without the written permission of the author. Purchasers may make physical and backup copies for their own use but may not distribute it in any way.< Less
Naked Mentalism By Jon Thompson
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After extensive testing by experienced performers, the wait is finally over. This book represents a new departure in the field of mentalism. The techniques it contains will enable you to perform... More > impromptu, without the usual tools, techniques and compromises. You could, if you wish, perform naked to prove there’s no subterfuge. Track a spectator's thought process as she makes choices, harness psychological forces, turn misses into hits, perform book tests for complete strangers (even over the phone), but above all, replace the intuition of the psychic with solid models of the world that give hit rates far higher than the real thing can ever hope to achieve. Click on the title for back cover quotes and preview... Price reduced to celebrate the launch of Naked Mentalism II< Less
HOW to DESIGN, BUILD and TEST SMALL LIQUID-FUEL ROCKET ENGINES By Leroy Krzycki
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A classic text for experimental and "amateur" rocket scientists, engineers, and technicians. Written especially for people who want to build their own rocket motors, from scratch, this is... More > a superior "how to do it in your garage or workshop" kind of book. We know of no other similar texts. As the author says: "With proper design, careful workmanship, and good test equipment operating in a safe manner, the amateur can build small liquid-fuel rocket engines which have hours of operating life. The purpose of this publication is to provide the serious amateur builder with design information, fabrication procedures, text equipment requirements, and safe operating procedures."< Less
Hinges and Hinge-Based Catches By Charles Lewton-Brain
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This book analyzes hinges and hinge-like mechanisms in a manner never done before in a single volume. It has become a classic for jewelry making. Along with history, generics, classes of hinges,... More > guiding principles, sections include: design, tube making, hinge pins (force-fit, riveted, upset, tapered, cotter type, tubing, square, threaded, stud), hinge types (basic, thick-walled, locket, bracelet, box, block, cold-rolled, tab, cast and milled), lubrication, catch systems, hidden, alternative, cast hinges and solving design problems. Good index and table of contents. Covers more information about hinges than any book in English. 112 pages, over 200 line drawings..< Less
Surfboard Shaping and Glassing By Steven Miller
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“Surfboard Shaping and Glassing” is the fast and easy way to master the art of designing and building modern, high-performance surfboards. This definitive guide provides detailed and... More > clear instructions along with scores of pictures, charts, and illustrations at every step of the building process. All that is needed to begin creating surfboards are a good attitude and some readily available tools and materials. Drawing on decades of design evolution based on the work of scores of master shapers, the book guides the shaper in choosing the correct shape and measurements needed to tailor the surfboard to a given wave type and surfer. The shaping process is then detailed. Time honored techniques usually handed down from master to apprentice are exposed in detail. It also details the steps needed to permanently seal a shaped surfboard using fiberglass and resin. After fins are added, the result is a complete, high-performance surfboard comparable in quality to even the most expensive brands.< Less
The Ravell'd Sleeve | The Journal of The Couture Knitting Workshop By Catherine Lowe
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"Couture knitting translates the principles of haute couture into an approach to hand-knitting that effects a fundamental rethinking of the traditional technical and design vocabularies of the... More > hand-knitter ... The result is a different and unique approach to hand-knitting that is reflected in the designs themselves, in the techniques used to execute the designs, and in the way the characteristics of the knitted fabric come to play as critical a role in the conception of the garment as either the details of its design or the techniques used to execute this design." Thus, Catherine Lowe introduces her renowned concepts of couture knitting to her readers. Now available in this new format, "The Ravell'd Sleeve" revises and brings together in a single volume the four issues of Lowe's acclaimed journal in which she explores the practice and techniques of couture knitting.< Less
City Repair's Placemaking Guidebook 2nd Edition By City Repair
Paperback: $20.00
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City Repair is a small grassroots non-profit that supports and inspires communities and individuals to creatively transform the places where they live. This guidebook provides a detailed overview of... More > creative community placemaking and how to start making your community a better place. Every neighborhood – indeed, every street – is different in terms of history, environment, project possibilities and constraints. This Guidebook begins where most American communities find themselves: socially isolated, yet relatively stable. If you are fortunate enough to live in a neighborhood where people are already engaged in community building, then start wherever it makes sense. Keep in mind, however, that even the most socially active neighborhoods include people who feel disempowered and might benefit from the initial steps of the placemaking process. This guide is not a “recipe” for placemaking. These ideas are here for your reference and are meant to be a springboard for your imagination!< Less
The Art and Skill of Radio-Telegraphy By William Pierpont
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A manual for learning, using, mastering and enjoying the International Morse code as a means of communication. This fully revised fifth edition includes much additional content.
Cabaret Mechanical Movement: Understanding Movement and Making Automata By Gary Alexander
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"I wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Cabaret Mechanical Movement book - it explained some complex ideas around Newtonian mechanics in an erudite and highly readable way without spraining my... More > mind." - Ben Russell (Curator of Mechanical Engineering - Science Museum London). This book takes the would be maker from light mechanical theory through the basic mechanisms to tips on constructing simple moving toys, sculpture or automata. Examples come from the world famous collection of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, with over 200 B&W Illustrations but no detailed plans - you need to use your own imagination! Sold over 12,000 copies since 1998. Chapters: Who, What, Why?, Some Principles, Levers, Shafts, Cranks, Cams, Springs, Linkages, Ratchets, Drives & Gearing, Control, The Checklist, Bibliography, Index. Published by Cabaret Mechanical Theatre, a museum that pops-up globally to delight its visitors with witty examples of the automata makers art. Find out more about CMT here: http://cabaret.co.uk< Less
The Systematic Mixing Guide By Ermin Hamidovic
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The Systematic Mixing guide is the book to kick start your journey toward absolute mix professionalism within the pop, rock & metal genres. Practical and direct information, conveying... More > professional techniques, is guaranteed to give you the sort of mixing insight that would traditionally take years to develop as a studio intern. These are the same techniques that have taken the author from being an industry newcomer, to one of the most highly sought after engineers in the country & abroad. "The Systematic Mixing Guide is immense in its scope, leaving no mysteries unrevealed and no myths still standing. If you want an incredibly detailed and categorical guide to mixing, look no further." -- Adam "Nolly" Getgood, Guitarist/Producer (Periphery, Architects, Devin Townsend Project)< Less
The Genealogist's Google Toolbox Second Edition By Lisa Louise Cooke
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The completely updated second addition of the genealogy bestseller! When it comes to tracing your family tree online, you need the right tools to get the job done! In The Genealogist’s Google... More > Toolbox, renowned genealogy podcaster Lisa Louise Cooke helps you stuff your genealogy toolbox with FREE state-of-the-art Internet tools that are built to search, translate, message, and span the globe. You’ll travel outside the genealogy community and straight to the folks who dominate the online world: Google. A lot has changed since the first edition was published in 2011, and it's all documented step-by-step in this new edition. Includes: Google Search, new chapter on searching for common surnames, Google Alerts, Gmail, Google Books, (includes expanded instructions on using My Library) Google Translate, YouTube and the all new section on how to build your own free YouTube channel. Brand new chapters on Google Scholar and Google Patents! Plus Google Earth: Rock your ancestor’s world!< Less
Tri Loom Weaving By Barbara Herdman
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A guide to weaving on a triangular frame loom. Instructions for Continous Yarn weaving,Cut Thread weaving,Continuous Bias weaving,Twill,Leno Lace,Fringes,Edgings,Beading,Joining Tri's,a fill in... More > weave,and how to build a loom are included plus much more. Illustrated with 286 black and white how-to photos.< Less
Mobile Genealogy By Lisa Louise Cooke
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Whether you have an iPad, an Android tablet, or a smartphone (or all three), Mobile Genealogy will help you put them to work for your genealogy research. Mobile Genealogy picks up where genealogy and... More > tech guru Lisa Louise Cooke’s book Turn Your iPad into a Genealogy Powerhouse left off, and then leaves it in the dust! Mobile Genealogy: Covers tablet, smartphone, Android and iOS! Expands into more apps, in more depth Provides the latest cutting-edge strategies for mobile genealogy and family history Is loaded with tips and tricks that make your mobile device a genealogy and family history powerhouse!< Less
Price Guide to American Swords By Arthur Wyllie
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This is the first book to list every model of sword used in the United States, U.S. Military, Confederate and Fraternal, and their current prices. Complete grading guide and prices for two... More > different grades along with production numbers and makers lists. An invaluable guide for the beginning and advanced collector alike.< Less
The Evidentia Companion 2nd Edition By Edward A Thompson
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The Evidentia Companion focuses on the features you need to know to be productive with Evidentia genealogy software as quickly as possible. Use Evidentia to organize your information so you can use... More > it as evidence. Use Evidentia to create answers to your research questions.< Less
Native Hawaii Coloring Book By Sarah Taylor Ko
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Seventeen hand drawn images of native Hawai’ian flowers, insects, birds, fish, and more to color. These are animals unique to Hawaii, many of them found no where else on earth. They are... More > captioned with their Hawaiian names where possible. "Native Hawai'i" can be enjoyed by children or adults. This book features traditional ‘ohe kapala border designs. These borders were inspired by hand carved bamboo stamps that were inked with kukui and other dyes and pressed onto kapa fabric made from mulberry by ancient Hawai'ian people. "Native Hawai'i" is meant to inspire "malama ka 'aina", that is, respect and care for the land and all the "ola" or life it supports. Created for you with aloha by local artist Sarah Ko. See more of her artwork at sarahtaylorko.com.< Less
Imitating Reality Through Origami By Josh Bankson
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A collection of 15 new models with over 500 easy to follow instructions.
When Balls Collide: Understanding the Skill of Juggling By Jack Kalvan & Arthur Lewbel
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A scientific look at the skill of juggling. In this book, we look at all the things that limit jugglers and make the skill so challenging. We discover how to optimize our juggling and we look at the... More > human limits.< Less
Master Hands By Doug Bush
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Master Hands is a collection of intermediate to advanced exercises and etudes meant to increase the control, flow and contrast of ones playing. As a young percussionist, one of my most profound... More > experiences was working through the book Master Studies by the late jazz legend Joe Morello. I have since worked through this book countless times and it has helped to plug the gaps between my drum set and rudimental playing. Many of the concepts presented in Master Hands are extensions of the concepts presented in Master Studies, and are further influenced by my experiences on drum set and marching / teaching drum corps. I highly recommend playing through Master Studies before playing through Master Hands. Pay special attention to the preface of Master Studies where Joe gives his thoughts on technique and use of the metronome. These words are just as true today as they were when he originally penned them in 1983.< Less
Prophetic Dream Journal By C.N. King
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This Dream Journal is designed in details to assist you in recording your prophetic dreams.
Court of the Diverse Mermaids: A Body Positive, Multi-Ethnic Adult Coloring Book By Micah BlackLight
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Court of the Diverse Mermaids was created in order to foster increased appreciation for ethnic diversity in fantasy and art, and even more importantly, appreciation and embrasure of the many... More > iterations the female form can and does take throughout the course of a woman’s life. Female bodies can come in so many different shapes and sizes, but only a narrow few are regularly celebrated in most forms of mainstream media. This book is designed as an innocuous means of slowly shifting how some of us view ourselves and others via the beautifully innocent and creative conduit of interacting with a coloring book. It can be a wonderful tool for relaxation, meditation, unwinding and de-stressing. Within are 30 + wonderfully unique, multi-ethnic mermaids to color to your heart’s content. It’s a treat for many ages and it makes the perfect gift!< Less
Court of the Diverse Mermaids: The Covered Version By Micah BlackLight
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Court of the Diverse Mermaids was created in order to foster increased appreciation for ethnic diversity in fantasy and art, and even more importantly, appreciation and embrasure of the many... More > iterations the female form can and does take throughout the course of a woman’s life. The female body can come in so many different shapes and sizes, but only a narrow few are regularly celebrated in most forms of mainstream media. Herein is presented an opportunity to imagine 30+ sirens of larger, curvier dispositions: bodies with hips, stomachs and rolls as well as more muscled, toned and slender forms. They are ethnically diverse, as a great many of us have yearned to see black mermaids for quite some time, and possessed of varying hair styles as well. This book is designed as an innocuous means of slowly, positively shifting our own self-images as well as how we view others, via the beautifully innocent and creative conduit of interacting with a coloring book.< Less
The Successful Ham Radio Operator's Handbook By Fred Cady - KE7X & Vic DiCiccio - VE3YT
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This book is aimed at the newly licensed ham who is trying to understand where to go next and the old-timer coming back to the hobby after years of inactivity due to a career and family. In it you... More > will find explanations of how the various parts of your ham radio - the transmitter and receiver - work plus how these are being implemented using software designed radio technology. Operating techniques for VHF/UHF repeaters, HF radio DXing techniques, and the new digital modes are covered. Radio propagation, antennas, transmission lines, SWR and the mysteries of baluns are explained. Building your HF station, choosing a radio, connecting your radio to a computer, and mobile and portable operation are extensively. For more information see http://www.ke7x.com.< Less