Martha Stewart's Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts


Author: Martha Stewart Living Magazine
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0307965511
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 400
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Whether you just bought your first sewing machine or have been sewing for years, Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Sewing and Fabric Crafts will open your eyes to an irresistible range of ideas. A comprehensive visual reference, the book covers everything a home sewer craves: the basics of sewing by hand or machine, along with five other time-honored crafts techniques, and step-by-step instructions for more than 150 projects that reflect not only Martha Stewart’s depth of experience and crafting expertise, but also her singular sense of style. Encyclopedic in scope, the book features two main parts to help you brush up on the basics and take your skills to a new level. First, the Techniques section guides readers through Sewing, Appliqué, Embroidery, Quilting, Dyeing, and Printing. Following that, the Projects A to Z section features more than 150 clever ideas (including many no-sew projects), all illustrated and explained with the clear, detailed instructions that have become a signature of Martha Stewart’s magazines, books, and television shows. An enclosed CD includes full-size clothing patterns as well as templates that can be easily produced on a home printer. Fabric, thread, and tool glossaries identify the properties, workability, and best uses of common sewing materials. And, perhaps best of all, when you need it most, Martha and her talented team of crafts editors offer you the reassurance that you really can make it yourself. The projects are as delightful as they are imaginative, and include classic Roman shades, hand-drawn stuffed animals, an easy upholstered blanket chest, a quilted crib bumper, French knot-embellished pillowcases and sheets, and Japanese-embroidered table linens, among many others.With gorgeous color photographs as well as expert instruction, this handy guide will surely encourage beginners and keep sewers and crafters of all experience levels wonderfully busy for many years to come. From the Hardcover edition.

The Encyclopedia of Country Music


Author: N.A
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199920834
Category: Music
Page: 640
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Immediately upon publication in 1998, the Encyclopedia of Country Music became a much-loved reference source, prized for the wealth of information it contained on that most American of musical genres. Countless fans have used it as the source for answers to questions about everything from country's first commercially successful recording, to the genre's pioneering music videos, to what conjunto music is. This thoroughly revised new edition includes more than 1,200 A-Z entries covering nine decades of history and artistry, from the Carter Family recordings of the 1920s to the reign of Taylor Swift in the first decade of the twenty-first century. Compiled by a team of experts at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the encyclopedia has been brought completely up-to-date, with new entries on the artists who have profoundly influenced country music in recent years, such as the Dixie Chicks and Keith Urban. The new edition also explores the latest and most critical trends within the industry, shedding light on such topics as the digital revolution, the shifting politics of country music, and the impact of American Idol (reflected in the stardom of Carrie Underwood). Other essays cover the literature of country music, the importance of Nashville as a music center, and the colorful outfits that have long been a staple of the genre. The volume features hundreds of images, including a photo essay of album covers; a foreword by country music superstar Vince Gill (the winner of twenty Grammy Awards); and twelve fascinating appendices, ranging from lists of awards to the best-selling country albums of all time. Winner of the Best Reference Award from the Popular Culture Association "Any serious country music fan will treasure this authoritative book." --The Seattle Times "A long-awaited, major accomplishment, which educators, historians and students, broadcasters and music writers, artists and fans alike, will welcome and enjoy." --The Nashville Musician "Should prove a valuable resource to those who work in the country music business. But it's also an entertaining read for the music's true fans." --Houston Chronicle "This big, handsome volume spans the history of country music, listing not only artists and groups but also important individuals and institutions." --San Francisco Examiner "Promises to be the definitive historical and biographical work on the past eight decades of country music. Well written and heavily illustratedan unparalleled work, worth its price and highly recommended." --Library Journal

The Arts: a Visual Encyclopedia


Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher: DK Children
ISBN: 9781465461780
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 304
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The most visual and comprehensive encyclopedia for children that charts the evolution of the world's greatest cultural achievements in painting, music, photography, and dance, supporting the arts in STEAM education. Kids can trace the development of painting, from prehistoric cave drawings to the Mona Lisa to contemporary street art; read the story of music, from classical and jazz to rock and roll; find out about photography, from the early pinhole camera to digital imagery; and put on their dancing shoes for some ballroom, ballet, modern dance, and more. Stunning full-page images bring each subject to life, and clear text and annotations provide comprehensive, age-appropriate coverage. Full of amazing facts, clear explanations, and stunning photography, The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia is the essential introduction to the cultural world for children. Series Overview: DK's Visual Encyclopedias are the first substantial series of encyclopedias aimed at young children, designed to excite and entertain, while offering a comprehensive overview of core subjects. From science and the human body to animals, the ocean, space, and more, each book combines fun facts, amazing pictures, and crystal-clear explanations to take kids into the wonders of our world.

Woodstock

An Encyclopedia of the Music and Art Fair
Author: James E. Perone
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313330575
Category: History
Page: 230
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Presents entries that cover all aspects of the Woodstock Festival held in 1969, along with chapters on Woodstock '94 and Woodstock 1999.

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465461205
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
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Perfect for little learners who want to know everything, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is a special, charming book that is bursting with knowledge. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is a fun treasury of educational delights. Learning takes on a storybook feel, being told through "Once upon a time" stories and graphic novel elements. Its padded cover and ribbon bookmark make it the perfect book for young readers' hands. Covering a big world of discovery, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things explores animals, people, planets, and, very importantly, you! Learn what happens when you skin your knee and find out what makes someone a cousin instead of a sister. Meet vegetarian dinosaurs, fluffy pets, and big blue whales. Explore the past with cavemen, Vikings, and pharaohs. Follow the life of a plant, from seed to flower, and see what clouds are made out of. Play "I Spy" games to help with letter recognition or flip through the reference section that has important information about letters, shapes, colors, and numbers. Study the "Look At This!" pages to see something amazing in even better detail and pore over all the fun facts. Blending adorable, simple illustrations with rich photography and lively text, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Things is the perfect first reference book for young readers. It's a very important book for very important people.

The Legend of Zelda Encyclopedia


Author: Nintendo
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1506706436
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 328
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This 320-page book is an exhaustive guide to The Legend of Zelda from the original The Legend of Zelda to Twilight Princess HD. Make sure to check out the other installments in this unparalleled collection of historical information on the Legend of Zelda Franchise with the New York Times Best Selling books The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia and The Legend of Zelda: Art & Artifacts! A comprehensive collection of enemies and items, potions to poes, an expansion of the lore touched upon in Hyrule Historia, concept art, screencaps, maps, main characters and how they relate, languages, and much, much more, including an exclusive interview with Series Producer, Eiji Aonuma! This, the last of The Goddess Collection trilogy, which includes Hyrule Historia and Art & Artifacts, is a treasure trove of explanations and information about every aspect of The Legend of Zelda universe! An exhaustive compendium of everything from the first 30 years of The Legend of Zelda. An expansion of information from The Legend of Zelda timeline. Rare development sketches of your favorite characters. An extensive database of items and enemies.

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life


Author: Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307420655
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 240
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How do you conjure a life? Give the truest account of what you saw, felt, learned, loved, strived for? For Amy Krouse Rosenthal, the surprising answer came in the form of an encyclopedia. In Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life she has ingeniously adapted this centuries-old format for conveying knowledge into a poignant, wise, often funny, fully realized memoir. Using mostly short entries organized from A to Z, many of which are cross-referenced, Rosenthal captures in wonderful and episodic detail the moments, observations, and emotions that comprise a contemporary life. Start anywhere—preferably at the beginning—and see how one young woman’s alphabetized existence can open up and define the world in new and unexpected ways. An ordinary life, perhaps, but an extraordinary book. From the Hardcover edition.

First Space Encyclopedia


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465456120
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 136
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Reach for the stars in the updated First Space Encyclopedia! Explore the planets and discover amazing facts about nearby galaxies. A delightful first reference book about space for young astronomers, First Space Encyclopedia takes readers on a journey through the universe, from the beginning of space itself to current space technology. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut, what it is like to live in space, and what they take with them in their suitcases! Children can test their knowledge with quizzes, try out at-home space activities, learn how to find constellations in the night sky, and see the phases of the moon. Packed full of engaging photography and easy-to-follow text, First Space Encyclopedia brings space down to Earth for curious young readers.

Scholastic Children's Encyclopedia


Author: Scholastic Inc
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780439438162
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 710
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A current, fact-filled, full-color reference presents brief articles on a wide variety of topics from Abolition Movement and Earthquakes to Prehistoric Peoples and Zoology.

The Design Encyclopedia


Author: Mel Byars
Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 832
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The Design Encyclopedia is a compendium of the world of modern design over the last century and a half. Compiled from a number of primary and secondary sources by the American author and design historian Mel Byers, in consultation with an international team of design experts, this illustrated design reference guide provides the essential framework for a field that continues to generate intense interest worldwide. In this volume are all the essential facts pertaining to modern design: furniture and product design, graphic design, objects designed by architects, and the various styles and schools of design of the late nineteenth, twentieth, and early twenty-first centuries. With 832 pages and more than 700 full-color illustrations presenting the last 130 years in the history of the design of furniture, lighting, fabrics, ceramics, glassware, metalware, objects in a range of other materials, and mechanical, electrical, and electronic appliances, as well as automobiles and some inventions, this essential reference supplants Mr. Byers's earlier overview of the history of design, published in 1994. It is, however, not merely larger than its predecessor but more comprehensive, easier to navigate, and keenly focused. Here design is considered in terms of its concrete application to functional objects, relating it to craft, decorative arts, and industrial design but distinguishing it from fine art and theory. There are separate entries for designers and craftspeople, design studios, consortiums and partnerships, noteworthy manufacturers, significant historical periods and styles, and materials. The various discrete entries are organized alphabetically, and are cross-referenced where applicable. Most of the full-color illustrations are drawn from the world-renowned design collection of The Museum of Modern Art; the remainder are drawn from the Quittenbaum Kunstauktionen in Munich and Hamburg. This invaluable publication is the one essential guide for the design professional, the student, and the interested observer of design in our time.

The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

A Novel
Author: Isabel Greenberg
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316225827
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 176
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A beautifully illustrated book of imaginary fables about Earth's early--and lost--history. Before our history began, another--now forgotten--civilization thrived. The people who roamed Early Earth were much like us: curious, emotional, funny, ambitious, and vulnerable. In this series of illustrated and linked tales, Isabel Greenberg chronicles the explorations of a young man as he paddles from his home in the North Pole to the South Pole. There, he meets his true love, but their romance is ill-fated. Early Earth's unusual and finicky polarity means the lovers can never touch. As intricate and richly imagined as the work of Chris Ware, and leavened with a dry wit that rivals Kate Beaton's in Hark! A Vagrant, Isabel Greenberg's debut will be a welcome addition to the thriving graphic novel genre.

Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll

Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll
Author: Editors Rolling Stone
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 9780743201209
Category: Music
Page: 1136
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Completely updated with new entries and extensive revisions of the previous 1,800, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock & Roll is the authoritative volume on the world's music makers -- from the one-hit wonders to the megastars. In 1983, Rolling Stone Press introduced its first Rock & Roll Encyclopedia. Almost two decades later, it has become the premier guide to the history of rock & roll, and has been selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum as its official source of information. Giving full coverage to all aspects of the rock scene, it tells the story of rock & roll in a clear and easy reference format, including complete discographies, personnel changes for every band, and backstage information like date and place of birth, from Elvis Presley to Eminem. Since the last edition, the music scene has exploded in every area, from boy-bands to hip-hop, electronica to indie rock. Here, the Encyclopedia explores them all -- 'NSync, Notorious B.I.G., Ricky Martin, Radiohead, Britney Spears, Blink-182, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Portishead, Fatboy Slim, Fiona Apple, Lil' Kim, Limp Bizkit, Oasis, Outkast, Yo La Tengo, TLC, and many, many more. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Third Edition includes all the facts, phenomena, and flukes that make up the history of rock. Accompanying the biographical and discographical information on the nearly 2,000 artists included in this edition are incisive essays that reveal the performers' musical influences, first breaks, and critical and commercial hits and misses, as well as evaluations of their place in rock history. Filled with hundreds of historical photos, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia is more than just a reference book, it is the bible of rock & roll.

Encyclopedia of World History


Author: Jane Bingham,Fiona Chandler,Sam Taplin
Publisher: Usborne Books
ISBN: 9781409562511
Category: World history
Page: 416
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An internet-linked history of the Earth from its origins in the Big Bang right up to the dawn of the new millennium.

Scholastic encyclopedia of the Civil War


Author: Catherine Clinton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780590372282
Category: History
Page: 112
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Traces the course of the Civil War, year by year, using profiles of important people, eyewitness accounts, and period art.

The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods


Author: Michael T. Murray,Joseph Pizzorno
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439103449
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 912
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From the bestselling authors of The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, the most comprehensive and practical guide available to the nutritional benefits and medicinal properties of virtually everything edible As countless studies have affirmed, diet plays a major role in both provoking and preventing a wide range of diseases. But just what is a healthy diet? What does the body need to stay strong and get well? In The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Michael T. Murray, N.D., and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., two of the world¹s foremost authorities on nutrition and wellness, draw on an abundant harvest of research to present the best guide available to healthy eating. Make healthy eating a lifetime habit. Let The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods teach you how to: design a safe diet use foods to stimulate the body¹s natural ability to rejuvenate and heal discover the role that fiber, enzymes, fatty acids, and other dietary components have in helping us live healthfully understand which food prescriptions will help you safely treat more than 70 specific ailments, including acne, Alzheimer¹s disease, immune system depression, insomnia, migraine headaches, PMS, and rheumatoid arthritis prepare foods safely in order to prevent illness and maximize health benefits select, store, and prepare all kinds of healthful foods Providing the best natural remedies for everyday aches and pains, as well as potent protection against serious diseases, The Encyclopedia of Healing Foods is a required daily health reference.

The Encyclopedia of Immaturity

How to Never Grow Up - Australian Edition
Author: Klutz Editors
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781741693676
Category: Amusements
Page: 351
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The ultimate how-not-to-grow-up guide. The Encyclopedia of Immaturity contains more than 300 entries, all painstakingly explicated and illuminated with full-colour photographs, illustrations, diagrams and the occasional footnote. Topics include: The Great Aussie Thong Throwing Challenge, Far Out Aussie Facts, Uses for Loo Paper, Paint a True Blue Fan Face, How to Fake a Limp, How to Make a Wobble Board, How to Skip a Stone, How to Do a Wheelie, How to Hang a Spoon from Your Nose, How to Really Annoy Your Older Sibling, Fridge Stickers, How to Shake Ankles, How to Do Cats Cradle, Make Your Own Barf Bag, How to Whistle with Your hands, The Floating Fork.

The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography


Author: Michael R. Peres
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136106138
Category: Photography
Page: 880
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*Searchable CD ROM containing the entire book (including images) *Over 450 color images, plus never before published images provided by the George Eastman House collection, as well as images from Ansel Adams, Howard Schatz, and Jerry Uelsmann to name just a few The role and value of the picture cannot be matched for accuracy or impact. This comprehensive treatise, featuring the history and historical processes of photography, contemporary applications, and the new and evolving digital technologies, will provide the most accurate technical synopsis of the current, as well as early worlds of photography ever compiled. This Encyclopedia, produced by a team of world renown practicing experts, shares in highly detailed descriptions, the core concepts and facts relative to anything photographic. This Fourth edition of the Focal Encyclopedia serves as the definitive reference for students and practitioners of photography worldwide, expanding on the award winning 3rd edition. In addition to Michael Peres (Editor in Chief), the editors are: Franziska Frey (Digital Photography), J. Tomas Lopez (Contemporary Issues), David Malin (Photography in Science), Mark Osterman (Process Historian), Grant Romer (History and the Evolution of Photography), Nancy M. Stuart (Major Themes and Photographers of the 20th Century), and Scott Williams (Photographic Materials and Process Essentials)