Dinosaurs: In Your Face! [With 3-D Glasses]


Author: Robert T. Bakker, Dr.
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307976920
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 76
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Combines the work of a renowned paleontologist and paleoartist in a three-dimensional omnibus of dinosaur-themed Picturebacks, including Dinosaurs!, Prehistoric Monsters! and Dino Babies!, in a volume complemented by a sturdy pair of 3-D glasses.

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 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.

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 Rainbows

Our World Organized by Color
Author: Julie Seabrook Ream
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452155550
Category: Art
Page: 176
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This playful collection of rainbows is a bright and beautiful appreciation of all the color that surrounds us. Artist Julie Seabrook Ream invites us to see the extraordinary beauty of ordinary objects: she gathers colorful iterations of a single type of thing, from feathers to fishing gear, matchbooks to macarons, and neatly arranges them in rainbow order. A fascinating index details all the objects in each rainbow, bringing the magnetic appeal of meticulous organization to this burst of color in book form. A striking package— with foil stamping on the cover and a rainbow-colored exposed spine—makes this celebratory book a treasure for those who love art, design, and a fresh perspective.

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.

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

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 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)

Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica

A Suboptimal Guide to Soccer, America's "Sport of the Future" Since 1972
Author: Roger Bennett,Michael Davies
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1101875992
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 224
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Soccer has been America's Sport of the Future since 1972. Propelled by the rise of the World Cup, Premier League, the glory of the United States Women's National Team, Lionel Messi's DemiGod-esque talent and repeat exposure to Cristiano Ronaldo's preening abs, that Future has finally arrived. The Men in Blazers are two English-born, soccer-obsessed broadcasters who have savored the dizzying growth of the game along with millions of Americans, as if it was a rollicking, sporting telenovela playing out in real life. Written in such a way that fully immerses Americans in the history and culture of the world's game, their Encyclopedia Blazertannica relives the careers of such greats such as George Best, Maradona, Beckham...and Alexi Lalas. It examines fan culture, from the tactical variations of scarf tying, to the pathos of England's classic, yet doomed, World Cup theme songs, and explores the complex physics and ethics of both celebratory knee slides and fights between players, along with such burning questions as how professional footballers deal with hair loss. Any reader will feel as if they've had a front-row seat for the classic matches--seeing every dive and missed penalty kick, and hearing every vulgar chant--and will emerge with a deeper appreciation for the dodgy haircuts and ill-judged neck tattoos that populate world football.

The Usborne Encyclopedia of World History


Author: Jane Bingham,Fiona Chandler,Sam Taplin
Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780794526887
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 415
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You will find the history of the world covering the major civilizations, rulers and events. The book paints a vivid picture of everyday life over thousands of years.

Picturepedia


Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465449566
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 360
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A mini-encyclopedia on every page! 10,000 stunning photographs and illustrations catalog the wonders of history, space, the natural world, and more in Picturepedia. Bringing together an amazing array of images to explain every topic under the sun--and beyond!--Picturepedia is the ultimate resource for kids ages 9-12. Chapters on science and technology, nature, geography, culture, sports, hobbies, and history cover insects, musical instruments, spacecraft, world maps, famous discoveries, prehistoric life, and more. Every double-page spread contains a wealth of information on a given topic, with galleries, lists, sequences, facts, timelines, and much more. Every topic is illustrated with up to 100 photos, graphics, and illustrations. Perfect for gift-giving or adding to any home or school library, Picturepedia is a stimulating quick reference that kids will come back to time and time again.

Encyclopedia of Mississippi Indians


Author: Donald Ricky
Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0403097789
Category: History
Page: 579
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There is a great deal of information on the native peoples of the United States, which exists largely in national publications. Since much of Native American history occurred before statehood, there is a need for information on Native Americans of the region to fully understand the history and culture of the native peoples that occupied Mississippi and the surrounding areas. The first section is contains an overview of early history of the state and region. The second section contains an A to Z dictionary of tribal articles and biographies of noteworthy Native Americans that have contributed to the history of Mississippi. The third section contains several selections from the classic book, A Century of Dishonor, which details the history of broken promises made to the tribes throughout the country during the early history of America. The fourth section offers the publishers opinion on the government dealings with the Native Americans, in addition to a summation of government tactics that were used to achieve the suppression of the Native Americans.

Encyclopedia of African American Women Writers


Author: Yolanda Williams Page
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334290
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 728
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A reference offering entries on 168 women writers of African-American descent writing in all forms includes autobiography, poetry, children's literature, and criticism.

Encyclopedia of the Blues


Author: Gérard Herzhaft
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 9781557282521
Category: Music
Page: 513
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The popular Encyclopedia of the Blues, first published by the University of Arkansas Press in 1992 and reprinted six times, has become an indispensable reference source for all involved with or intrigued by the music. The work alphabetizes hundreds of biographical entries, presenting detailed examinations of the performers and of the instruments, trends, recordings, and producers who have created and popularized this truly American art form.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 21: Art and Architecture
Author: Judith H. Bonner,Estill Curtis Pennington
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807869945
Category: Reference
Page: 544
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From the Potomac to the Gulf, artists were creating in the South even before it was recognized as a region. The South has contributed to America's cultural heritage with works as diverse as Benjamin Henry Latrobe's architectural plans for the nation's Capitol, the wares of the Newcomb Pottery, and Richard Clague's tonalist Louisiana bayou scenes. This comprehensive volume shows how, through the decades and centuries, the art of the South expanded from mimetic portraiture to sophisticated responses to national and international movements. The essays treat historic and current trends in the visual arts and architecture, major collections and institutions, and biographies of artists themselves. As leading experts on the region's artists and their work, editors Judith H. Bonner and Estill Curtis Pennington frame the volume's contributions with insightful overview essays on the visual arts and architecture in the American South.