New Arrivals - Chemical engineering, manufacturing, and carpentry
A consideration of all things paper--the invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses); its sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers--by the admired cultural historian.
Twelve easy-to-follow lessons explain how to taste, smell, and evaluate beer like an expert, explaining what separates pale ales from IPAs and stouts from brews, and offers tasting suggestions for each type of beer.
" ... gives you over 80 ideas for making soap for every skin type. You'll learn to add fragrances, herbs, and oils to match any personality or taste. Use simple techniques to make a variety of soaps including: marbled soaps, confetti soaps, layered soaps, embedded surprise soaps, cookie cutter soaps, molded soaps, loaf soaps, herbal soaps, soap on a rope"--P.  of cover.
"Each entry is shown in life-size and enlarged photos, supplemented with a materials inventory and a description of the tying sequence. The fly's originator, guided by many years of fly-fishing experience, also describes how, when, and where to fish each fly. The fly patterns are designed to catch the most popular fly-fishing quarry in fresh- and saltwater, including trout, Atlantic salmon, Pacific salmon, steelhead, striped bass, redfish, sailfish, marlin, barramundi, bonefish, and many others"--P.  of cover.
Presents instructions for designing and constructing playhouses, treehouses, and play forts, and includes tips on the required tools and techniques, how to use reclaimed materials, and personalizing the playhouse design.
Explains how to use various types of presses, and includes twenty projects ranging from cards and calendars to stationery and masks.
Chris Kyle tracks down and shoots the most important American firearms, from a flintlock rifle to a Colt revolver to the latest high-tech weapon he used as a SEAL. He uses these guns as a window on United States history, making the sweeping argument that the American story has been tied to and shaped by the gun.
Paying tribute to paper in all of its forms and functions, a humorous, international cultural study and series of personal reflections explores the history and significance of paper from its invention in China to the present.
A fragrance writer and an expert on scents tells the history of perfume, how it has influenced her life, and how she and a famous perfumer created a scent.
"Charting the birth and growth of craft beer across the United States, Tom Acitelli offers a story-driven account of one of the most inspiring and surprising American grassroots movements. In 1975, there was a single craft brewery in the United States; today there are more than 2,000. Now this once-fledgling movement has become ubiquitous nationwide--there's even a honey ale brewed at the White House"-- Provided by publisher.
More than 500 color photos display marbles of all types, including Indians, Aggies, Steelies, transitionals, M.F. Christensen & Son, Akro Agate and more.
Describes the 8,000 year history of wine, chronicling the changes that have taken place in preparation and taste as the ancient world gave way to the scientific, industrial, social and ideological revolutions of modern times.