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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation
Examines rules in baseball, illustrating actual plays from historical and contemporary games to understand the mechanics of a play or how it should be scored.
"Packed full of helpful tips and simple projects, this is a must-have book for anyone who wants to knit but has no idea how. All the essential techniques are covered, including basic garter and stocking stitch, casting on and casting off, and increasing and decreasing, and clearly explained using step-by-step photographs and simple instructions. The designs have a timeless appeal that will delight knitters of all ages, from a fabulous stripy scarf to a gorgeous cable-knit cardigan, and there are projects for children's clothes as well as those for adults. The book is wire-bound so that it lies open while working, and a useful fold-out flap at the back that provides a quick and easy reference to all the abbreviations used in the patterns"--Amazon.com.
"Featuring the work of thirty-eight same-sex wedding photographers, Hamm & Dodds provide needed support to wedding photographers who must revisit the rules of traditional wedding and engagement portraiture and develop an expanded skill set to better serve all couples in today's dynamic wedding market"--From publisher description.
A comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to recreating nearly 400 years of historical landscape design and adapting them to modern needs.
When her husband, Porter, quits his job to hike the 2,663-mile Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada, Gail Storey refuses to let him go alone. Gail, fifty-six at the time, was not a hiker and was terrified of leaving behind their comfortable Houston home for life on the trail. In the end, the trip tested and deepened their relationship, with each walking into the question Who am I?
"Missoula, Montana is an active university town rich in character set in the midst of stunning scenery. The city lies at the hub of five merging valleys and surrounded on all sides by mountain ranges. The Clark Fork, Rattlesnake, and Bitterroot Rivers converge near the city center, where the streets are lined with historic buildings and residences from the National Register. A short distance in any direction leads to national forests and wilderness areas. Outdoor activities abound in the area! Now in its fourth edition, Day Hikes Around Missoula, Montana includes an excellent collection of 102 day hikes within a 100-mile radius of the city. While many hikes are located within the city itself, most are found in the surrounding valleys, mountains, and national forests. Destinations include both popular and remote trails, from easy nature walks to high-elevation overlooks with expansive vistas across Missoula and its mountain ranges. Highlights include several dramatic waterfalls, stream-fed canyons, fertile valleys flanked by mountains, hot springs, suspension bridges, and historic sites from the Lewis and Clark voyage..."--From the publisher.
"The 14 treks described in this guide lead around tranquil lakes, through rich farming country, forests of bamboo and rhododendron, cool rainforest, silent alpine glades, and rugged, high mountain desert to explore this magical region"--P.  of cover.
"Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including "ghost hackers" who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers' criminal ends. When Major Kusanagi tracks the cybertrail of one such master hacker, the Puppeteer, her quest leads her into a world beyond information and technology where the very nature of consciousness and the human soul are turned upside down"--From publisher description.
Provides twenty-five patterns for making paper flowers, using step-by-step instructions for creating such flowers as roses, poinsettias, poppies, and lilies, and includes suggestions for paper flower craft projects.
How to use this book -- Hiking : the basics -- Packing your pack -- Finding your way -- Appalachian trail history -- Georgia -- North Carolina -- Tennesee/North Carolina -- Tennessee.
From the author, Liberace's longtime lover, comes an unusually frank book that tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about the legendary entertainer who went to outrageous extremes to prevent public knowledge of his homosexuality.
This book features match-tested drills from the top high school and college wrestling coaches in the sport. From takedowns, escapes, and reversals to riding and pinning combinations, each contributor breaks down a technique, tactic, or facet of wrestling for which he is renowned.
In "Iron Man 2," Iron Man must face a villain with a lethal personal vendetta while his best friend is under enemy control; and in "Iron Man 3 prelude," War Machine faces his biggest test as a hero.
Brings a new level of detail to the art and skill of kicking steps and using your ice ax to help you travel safely and efficiently on snow. You will find detailed descriptions of techniques not found together in other books including: climbing over a lip, the decision-making process, how to choose a route, snow hazards, putting on and removing skis on a steep slope, self-arresting with ski poles, and more.