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How to crochet - techniques and projects for the complete beginner by Varnam, Emma, author. How to crochet - techniques and projects for the complete beginner

"Learning to crochet has never been easier! An accessible introduction to crochet, How to Crochet is for absolute beginners. Simple-to-follow projects teach the basic skills and techniques of this fun and creative craft. New crocheters will learn everything they need to get started, including how to do the basic stitches, read charts and patterns, and finish off theirwork. Ten stylish projects introduce a different technique, with complete instructions explained in detail with the help of clear

Nov 21, 2017
Garth Brooks - the anthology. Part 1, the first five years by Brooks, Garth, author. Garth Brooks - the anthology. Part 1, the first five years

Brooks take a year-by-year look at how he choose the songs for his albums. Part 1 focuses on the first five years, 1989-1993. The analysis includes background from songwriters, musicians, producers, engineers, and managers involved in the songs. Brooks also includes the history of the music that mean a lot to him, explaining what he saw and what he experienced.

Nov 21, 2017
Foxtrot in Kandahar - a memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war by Evans, Duane, 1956- author. Foxtrot in Kandahar - a memoir of a CIA Officer in Afghanistan at the inception of America's longest war

"Veteran CIA officer Duane Evans is dispatched to Pakistan to "get something going in the South," still under the Taliban's sway and al-Qa'ida. With no "Southern Alliance" for the U.S. to support, a new strategy is called for. This is the true story of Evans's unexpected journey from the pristine halls of Langley to the badlands of southern Afghanistan. Within hours after he watched the horrors of 9/11 unfold during a chance visit to FBI Headquarters, Evans begins a personal and relentless quest

Nov 21, 2017
Finishing wood by Finishing wood

Learn how to: Sand between coats for a flawless finish, Get great results with polyurethane, Apply a tabletop finish with a hand-rubbed feel, Accentuate carvings with color, Spray water-based finishes, Revive a worn finish.

Nov 21, 2017
Finance your business - secure funding to start, run, and grow your business by Finance your business - secure funding to start, run, and grow your business

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Nov 21, 2017
Faces of love - Hafez and the poets of Shiraz by Faces of love - Hafez and the poets of Shiraz

"Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute satirist, represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three lived in the famed city of Shiraz, a provincial capital of south-central Iran, and all three drew support from arts-loving rulers during a time better known for its violence than its creative brilliance. Here Dick Davis, an award-winning poet widely considered "our finest translator of Per

Nov 21, 2017
Extraordinary hand lettering - creative lettering ideas for celebrations, events, décor & more by Wai, Doris, author. Extraordinary hand lettering - creative lettering ideas for celebrations, events, décor & more

Are you a curious hand lettering beginner or long-time enthusiast looking to take your craft to the next level? Or are you a DIY guru or event planner wishing to breathe new life into a boring gift, event signage, or party de´cor? Extraordinary Hand Lettering opens your eyes to the endless possibilities in the world of creative lettering, showing you how to work with types of surfaces, such as wood, glass and acrylic, chalk, and even mirrors. First, learn the simple tools and tricks of hand lett

Nov 21, 2017
Embroider your life - techniques + motifs + inspiration - simple techniques & 150 stylish motifs to embellish your world by Mornu, Nathalie, author, editor. Embroider your life - techniques + motifs + inspiration - simple techniques & 150 stylish motifs to embellish your world

"Are you ready to embroider your world? With 150 motifs designed by 20 of today's most popular embroidery artists selected from Instagram and Etsy, learn the simplest embroidery stitches and techniques, and see the creative ways the motifs can be used to personalize your head-to-toe wearables, accessories, and items for your home. Explore color, stitch variations, fabric grounds, thread types, scale, fills, and more with Embroider Your Life. With stitch motifs that are contemporary and modern, w

Nov 21, 2017
DIY solar projects - small projects to whole-home systems - tap into the sun by Smith, Eric W. (Eric William), 1951- author. DIY solar projects - small projects to whole-home systems - tap into the sun

Learn how to put the sun to work, and make your own solar-powered appliances and additions to your home. Offers small-scale, achievable solar projects that homeowners can build and install themselves. From cooking in solar ovens to mounting solar panels on your roof, this book teaches how to take advantage of solar energy. It's all possible with relatively small investments and minimal DIY building experience. For those with more ambitious solar power plans, this updated edition contains informa

Nov 21, 2017
Disney fun songs - easy piano. by Disney fun songs - easy piano.

26 fun Disney favorites arranged at an easier level.

Nov 21, 2017
Cooking with Zac - recipes from rustic to refined by Posen, Zac, author. Cooking with Zac - recipes from rustic to refined

"Since he was a child, world-renowned fashion designer Zac Posen has been cultivating his passion for cooking. For Zac, cooking and fashion are both sensory experiences. Whether you{u2019}re planning a meal or a fashion line, the goal is to create a masterpiece. In Cooking with Zac, Posen shares a curated collection of the favorite recipes, gathered throughout his extraordinary life--from longstanding family favorites to flavors he's discovered while traveling the globe. When it comes to creatin

Nov 21, 2017
The complete beginner's guide to drawing animals - more than 200 drawing techniques, tips & lessons for rendering lifelike animals in graphite and colored pencil. by The complete beginner's guide to drawing animals - more than 200 drawing techniques, tips & lessons for rendering lifelike animals in graphite and colored pencil.

With helpful tips and easy to follow step-by-step lessons, The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing Animals is the perfect resource for artists looking to hone their drawing style and technique. The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing Animals starts with a thorough introduction to the essential tools and materials artists need to get started, including different types of pencils, sketchbooks, papers, erasers, and more. This helpful resource features dozens of comprehensive drawing lessons desig

Nov 21, 2017
City farmhouse style - designs for a modern country life by Leggett, Kim, author. City farmhouse style - designs for a modern country life

"Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, pop-up antiquing fairs, and vintage store. She is also a legendary picker and favorite designer to celebrity clients (and country-style mavens) including Meg Ryan, Ralph Lauren, Sheryl Crow, and Philip Sweet and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. In City

Nov 21, 2017
Chalk on the wild side by Kaehler, Lorie King, author. Chalk on the wild side

Playing with chalk has never been so fun--or so messy! Chalk on the Wild Side is the second title in Art Camp, an art series geared toward adults who want to engage in creative play with the children in their lives. Designed to introduce young artists to a variety of art methods and techniques in fun, fresh, and inviting new ways, this addition to the series encourages parents and their kids to play outdoors with an assortment of chalk recipes and interactive games and activities. The first half

Nov 21, 2017
Big mind - how collective intelligence can change our world by Mulgan, Geoff, author. Big mind - how collective intelligence can change our world

A new field of collective intelligence has emerged in the last few years, prompted by a wave of digital technologies that make it possible for organizations and societies to think at large scale. This “bigger mind”--human and machine capabilities working together--has the potential to solve the great challenges of our time. So why do smart technologies not automatically lead to smart results? Gathering insights from diverse fields, including philosophy, computer science, and biology, Big Mind re

Nov 21, 2017
The Asheville Bee Charmer cookbook - sweet and savory recipes inspired by 28 honey varietals and blends by Schloss, Carrie, author. The Asheville Bee Charmer cookbook - sweet and savory recipes inspired by 28 honey varietals and blends

Nov 21, 2017
The art of brush lettering - a stroke-by-stroke guide to the practice & techniques of creative lettering & calligraphy by Klapstein, Kelly, author. The art of brush lettering - a stroke-by-stroke guide to the practice & techniques of creative lettering & calligraphy

"Popular Instagram brush lettering artist, Kelly Klapstein, takes a simple, serene approach to teaching the art of creating beautiful letterforms with easy to use and richly colored brush pens. Kelly begins by guiding you through the tools you'll be using, and the best ways to position the arm, hand, and paper. Focusing primarily on the widely popular large brush pens while also providing instruction on using small brush pens, Kelly demonstrates a range of basic strokes and provides drill sheets

Nov 21, 2017
Arab cooking on a Prairie homestead - recipes and recollections from a Syrian pioneer by Salloum, Habeeb, author. Arab cooking on a Prairie homestead - recipes and recollections from a Syrian pioneer

"In the 1920s, Habeeb Salloum's parents left behind the orchards and vineyards of French-occupied Syria to seek a new life on the windswept, drought-stricken Canadian prairies. With recollections that show the grit and improvisation of early Syrian pioneers, Arab Cooking on a Prairie Homestead demonstrates Salloum's love of traditional Arab cuisine. By growing "exotic" crops brought from their country of origin-such as lentils, chickpeas, and bulgur-the Salloums survived the Dust Bowl conditions

Nov 21, 2017
Anatomy - a complete guide to the human body, for artists & students by Joseph, Christopher. Anatomy - a complete guide to the human body, for artists & students

Gray's Anatomy, that classic beloved of medical students for over 100 years, is the fundamental work underlying Pocket Anatomy. But this is Gray's with a difference with all the fine engravings of the original, but accompanied by fresher, more accessible text that explains in lay terms exactly how the hip bone is connected to the thigh bone, and all the other systems as well. The book contains 350 detailed engravings many of them in colour and is an invaluable guide for all students of anatomy,

Nov 21, 2017
Aging thoughtfully - conversations about retirement, romance, wrinkles, and regret by Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947- author. Aging thoughtfully - conversations about retirement, romance, wrinkles, and regret

A philosopher and a lawyer-economist examine the challenges of the last third of life. They write about friendship, sex, retirement communities, inheritance, poverty, and the depiction of aging women in films. These essays, or conversations, will help readers of all ages think about how to age well, or at least thoughtfully, and how to interact with older family members and friends.

Nov 21, 2017

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