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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

"A former overweight smoker turned marathoner, Margaret Webb runs with elite older women, follows a high-performance training plan devised by experts, and examines research that shows how endurance training can stall aging. She then tests herself against the world's best older runners at the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy. Millions of women have taken up running in recent decades--the first generation of women to train in great numbers. Women are qualifying for the Olympic marathon in their 50s, running 100-mile ultra marathons in their 60s, completing Ironmans in their 80s, competing for world masters records in their 90s. What are the secrets of these ageless wonders? How do they get stronger and faster long after their "athletic prime"? Is there an evolutionary reason women can maintain endurance into advanced years? Webb immerses herself in these questions as she trains to see just how fast she can get after 50"--Provided by publisher.

"Traditional embroidery, tapestry, and knitting motifs from Setesdal in the south of Norway are brilliantly reconceived in this fabulously fresh collection of knitting projects from Arne and Carlos. Over 30 patterns promise endless sources of delight and inspiration: men's and women's sweaters, pillows, hats, cowls, mittens, wrist and leg warmers, socks, blankets, and so much more! Includes gorgeous photographs, step-by-step instructions, and pattern diagrams." --back cover

Are you longing for fresh, new surroundings, whether that translates to a weekend DIY project or remodeling an entire room? Have you been searching the web for decorating information only to be left wondering: is this the best buy for my decorating dollar? What are the pros and cons? How do I put it all together? The All New Decorating Idea Book will answer those questions and more, providing an all-in-one resource for every room in the house. Richly illustrated with 350 photos, this completely revised and redesigned bestseller will help readers fashion and/or refine their own design statements. This book will delve into style, color, furniture, room arrangements, window treatments, wall and floor coverings, storage, lighting, and decorative accessories, appealing to homeowners and renters alike, designers as well as remodeling contractors. It?s perfect for first-time decorators as well as seasoned veterans, those on a shoe-string budget as well as those with unlimited decorating dollars. Most of all, it will belike a good friend?one who happens to be a design pro?leading you through the decorating process every step of the way.

A panorama of art writing from a crucial quarter century, adding vital context with incisive commentaries

"... collection of comics and stories about running, eating, napping, and one cartoonist's reasons for running across mountains until his toenails fall off"--From publisher description.

Whther traveling solo, with your family, or with a group of seasoned veterans, this book has rides for everyone.

" ... sixty of the greatest off-road mountain bike rides along Colorado's Front Range, with local history, geology, archaeology, legends, and lore to enhance your rides"--Publisher's description.

Presents information on how to find flea market treasures and incorporate them into home interiors, with tips on making a decorating plan, overcoming the limitations of each room, and the best ways to restore and reinvent flea market items.

"For fourteen memorable years Virgil Thomson surveyed the worlds of opera and classical music as the chief music critic for the New York Herald Tribune. An accomplished composer who knew music from the inside, Thomson communicated its pleasures and complexities to a wide readership in a hugely entertaining, authoritative style, and his daily reviews and Sunday articles set a high-water mark in American cultural journalism. Thomson collected his newspaper columns in four volumes: The Musical Scene, The Art of Judging Music, Music Right and Left, and Music Reviewed. All are gathered here, together with a generous selection of Thomson's uncollected writings. The result is a singular chronicle of a magical time when an unrivaled roster of great conductors (Koussevitzky, Toscanini, Beecham, Stokowski) and legendary performers (Horowitz, Rubinstein, Heifetz, Stern) presented new masters (Copland, Stravinsky, Britten, Bernstein) and re-introduced the classics to a rapt American audience." -- Back cover.

"The Program is a brutal military experiment that pits junior high students against each other every year in a brutal battle to the death. Most of the students from Shiroiwa Junior High scatter as soon as they reach the remote island where they must participate in the latest round of the Program. But Yukie Utsumi and five of her friends lock themselves in the lighthouse, clinging to a desperate hope of survival. They all trust each other, but they also know that only one can survive the Battle Royale"--Page [4] of cover.

"Experience life as only an artist can! Join the rapidly growing, international movement of artists united by a passion for drawing on location in the cities, towns, and villages where they live and travel. Packed with art and advice from Marc Taro Holmes... this self-directed workshop shows you how to draw inspiration from real life and bring that same excitement into your sketchbook. Inside you'll find everything you need to tackle subjects ranging from still lifes and architecture to people and busy street scenes"--From publisher description.

"Amy Katz teaches how to make seed bead jewelry projects resembling beautiful fine jewelry. Along with the stunning photography, step-by-step instructions, and beading diagrams, this book will introduce Amy's newly invented beading stitch: the right angle ladder stitch. This book will position primarily toward the dedicated intermediate to advanced audience"-- Provided by publisher.

"Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: he has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality with his creation, the Pillar. But something went wrong, and now Grant and his team are lost, barreling through the boundless expanses of the Eververse, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds."--From publisher description.

A comic series based on the FX television series.

"An inspirational manual for integrating sketching into daily life for artists and non-artists alike. Urban sketching--the process of sketching on the go as a regular practice--is a hot trend in the drawing world. In this aspirational guide, French artist France Belleville-Van Stone offers motivation to move beyond the comfort zone, as well as instruction on turning rough sketches into finished work. By sharing her own creative process, which includes sketching by hand and digitally, Belleville-Van Stone emboldens readers to craft a method of their own and devote more time to art, even if it's just 10 minutes a day. Sketch Your World will inspire artists both established and aspiring to rethink their daily practice, sketch for the pure joy of it, and document their lives and the world around them"-- Provided by publisher.

This is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life lies in death.

"In Scarper Lee's world, parents don't make children--children make parents. Scarper's father is his pride and joy, a wind-powered brass construction with a billowing sail. His mother is a Bakelite hairdryer. In this world, it rains knives and household appliances have souls. There are no birthdays--only deathdays. Scarper knows he has just three weeks to live. As his deathday approaches, he is forced from his routine and strikes out into the unknown--where friendships are tested and authority challenged"--From publisher description.

Describes the father of pedestrianism's 1909 walk from New York to San Francisco at the dawn of the age of automobiles, and explores what society lost in the shift from foot travel to car travel.

Expert Margaret Radcliffe demystifies and thoroughly explains the 'why' behind every knitting technique, from modifying necklines to fixing dropped stitches and creating sleek edges and seams. In this guide, she covers everything from how to identify a well-written pattern to evaluating schematics, revising a pattern so it fits perfectly, and making adjustments throughout a project.

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