Celebrating Birch

The Lore, Art, and Craft of an Ancient Tree

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Author: North House Folk School

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565233072

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 177

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With its graceful silhouette and distinctive white bark, the birch tree has been important to people wherever it has grown. This book covers all aspects of the North's most versatile tree—from its biology and ecology to its different uses, craft applications, and legends. Some of the lore revealed includes birch's role as a Welsh token of love and its mysterious connection with witches' brooms. In addition to learning about how the wood is used in baskets, shoes, and wood coverings, readers can also make more than 15 craft projects from instructions in the book, including folded bark baskets, carved ornaments, and turned wooden bowls.

Celebrating Birch, 2nd Edition

The Lore, Art, and Craft of an Ancient Tree

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Author: North House Folk School

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781565239746

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 260

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Delight your curiosity with the fascinating history and myths of this legendary tree while sharpening your woodworking skills with 20 beautiful projects including carved ornaments, turned bowls, bark baskets and more.

The Nourishing Homestead

One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit

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Author: Ben Hewitt,Penny Hewitt

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585516

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Drawing on the authors' own experiences in Vermont, shares practical advice on building a sustainable homestead from the ground up and launching a small-scale farming operation.

A Gathering of Spoons

The Design Gallery of the World's Most Stunning Wooden Art Spoons

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Author: Norman D. Stevens

Publisher: Linden Publishing

ISBN: 1610351436

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 104

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"Featuring over 200 hand-carved art spoons, "A Gathering of Spoons" is the definitive photographic record of the world's most brilliant and beautiful examples of art spoon design. Spoonmaking has been a respected craft and art form in many cultures for centuries, providing not just utilitarian tools but also revered and powerful ceremonial and symbolic objects. Artists and craftspeople from many walks of life are exploring this ancient tool of daily life and creating designs that hark back to centuries of tradition but also speak to contemporary life. "A Gathering of Spoons" celebrates the resurgence of spooncarving in recent years. Presenting a dazzling variety of forms, materials, and carving techniques, "A Gathering of Spoons" presents the finest work in spoonmaking from around the world. Each piece is beautifully photographed to present its unique visual appeal, making "A Gathering of Spoons" a fascinating visual record of great art in an unusual form"--

The Runes: A Deeper Journey

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Author: Kari C. Tauring

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 138734160X

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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What began as a second edition of the popular book The Runes: A Human Journey (published in 2007), has developed into a work which effectively replaces Tauring's original publication. The Runes: A Deeper Journey maintains the "storytelling" quality of its predecessor while delving more deeply into Norse cosmology and metaphysics, especially as they relate to divination and the use of runes as guides and energetic signposts on life's journey.

North American Cornucopia

Top 100 Indigenous Food Plants

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Author: Ernest Small

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466585943

Category: Science

Page: 793

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Many North American plants have characteristics that are especially promising for creating varieties needed to expand food production, and there are excellent prospects of generating new economically competitive crops from these natives. The inadequacy of current crops to meet the food demands of the world’s huge, growing population makes the potential of indigenous North American food plants even more significant. These plants can also generate crops that are more compatible with the ecology of the world, and many also have inherent health benefits. Presenting detailed scholarship, a thoroughly accessible style, and numerous entertaining anecdotes, North American Cornucopia: Top 100 Indigenous Food Plants is a full-color book dedicated to the most important 100 native food plants of North America north of Mexico that have achieved commercial success or have substantial market potential. The introductory chapter reviews the historical development of North American indigenous crops and factors bearing on their future economic success. The rest of the book consists of 100 chapters, each dedicated to a particular crop. The book employs a user-friendly chapter format that presents the material in sections offering in-depth coverage of each plant. The first section of each chapter provides information on the scientific and English names of the plants, followed by a section on the geography and ecology of the wild forms, accompanied by a map showing the North American distribution. A section entitled "Plant Portrait" comprises a basic description of the plant, its history, and its economic and social importance. This is followed by "Culinary Portrait," concerned with food uses and culinary vocabulary. The chapters then provide an analysis of the economic future of each crop, discuss notable and interesting scientific or technological observations and accomplishments, and present extensive references.

Library Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Schwedische Schnitz-Schule

Arbeiten mit Messer und Axt

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Author: Wille Sundqvist

Publisher: Vincentz Network GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783878707127

Category:

Page: 201

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In diesem ausführlichen Anleitungsbuch zeigt der Autor, wie man mit dem Schweden-Messer oder der Axt Gebrauchsartikel und dekorative Objekte aus Holz schnitzt. Aber auch die Arbeit mit anderen schneidenden Werkzeugen wie Schälmesser, Hohlbeitel und Bildhauereisen wird umfassend geschildert, ebenso das Schleifen und Abziehen der Klingen. Die auf althergebrachte Weise hergestellten Butterstreicher, Löffel, Kellen und andere Objekte sind praktisch und dekorativ. Das Buch eignet sich zum Selbststudium und als Nachschlagewerk.

Night of the Witches

Folklore, Traditions & Recipes for Celebrating Walpurgis Night

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Author: Linda Raedisch

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738728160

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

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"Spring has come to the northern forest. The evening wind blows cold as the breath of the frost giants. Just overhead, there is a sound like the rushing of crows' wings. Can it be a coven of witches has flown over these woods? "On any other night, you would probably swear that there was no such thing as a witch—at least, not the kind that streaks through the sky on a broomstick with guttering taper and billowing cloak. But this is no ordinary night; it is the thirtieth of April, the eve of May. Tonight is Walpurgis Night." The roots of Walpurgis Night reach deep into the Pagan past, and modern Europeans celebrate it with as much abandon as their ancestors. Learn about the sacred rites of spring and the "lost" holiday has changed from a lusty fertility festival to a children’s night of fun and treats. Learn about brooms and how to make one, and meet a collection of old-time witches, from Ash Wives to Wolf Crones. This charming, impeccably researched book features a wealth of folklore and herb lore, plus original and traditional recipes, crafts, and activities.

The Dial

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: N.A

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The truth of El Mozote

a reporter at large

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: El Mozote Massacre, El Mozote, El Salvador, 1981

Page: 84

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Der Mensch und seine Zeichen

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Author: Adrian Frutiger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865399076

Category:

Page: 160

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Das kleine Standardwerk für alle, die sich einführend und dennoch umfassend mit dem Phänomen der Zeichen und Symbole im allgemeinen und dem der Schriftentwicklung im speziellen auseinandersetzen möchten! In der Verbindung von dem Text des großen Schriftenentwicklers Adrian Frutiger, der die Wurzeln von Symbolen und Schrift verständlich macht, und seinen Illustrationen wird dem Leser Theorie und Praxis der Zeichengestaltung anschaulich vermittelt.

Alif der Unsichtbare

Roman

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Author: G. Willow Wilson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104905053

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Ausgezeichnet mit dem World Fantasy Award als »Bester Roman des Jahres«. Alif, ein junger Hacker in einem arabischen Emirat, sieht es als seine Berufung an, seinen Klienten Anonymität und Schutz vor staatlicher Überwachung zu bieten, ganz gleich ob es sich dabei um Dissidenten oder Islamisten handelt. Doch als er selbst ins Fadenkreuz der Regierung gerät und sein Rechner gehackt wird, muss Alif sein bisheriges Leben hinter sich lassen und untertauchen. Dass ihm zudem ein uraltes Buch mit dem Titel »Tausendundein Tag« in die Hände gespielt wird, verkompliziert die Sache enorm. Denn sein Inhalt enthüllt die reale Existenz der Dschinn und scheint obendrein der Schlüssel zu einer neuen Informationstechnologie zu sein ... »Alif der Unsichtbare« widersetzt sich allen Genrekategorien: Dieser wundervolle Debütroman ist gleichermaßen Fantasy-Roman und dystopischer Techno-Thriller. Vor dem Hintergrund einer nicht näher bestimmten arabischen Großstadt erzählt er, was geschieht, wenn der Schleier zwischen sichtbarer und unsichtbarer Welt durchlässig wird.