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: 1603585524

Category: House & Home

Page: 352

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A practiculture way to grow nutrient-dense food, produce healthy fats, and live the good life The Nourishing Homestead tells the story of how we can create truly satisfying, permanent, nourished relationships to the land, nature, and one another. The Hewitts offer practical ways to grow nutrient-dense food on a small plot of land, and think about your farm, homestead, or home as an ecosystem. Much of what the Hewitts have come to understand and embrace about their lives of deep nourishment is informed by their particular piece of land and local community in northern Vermont, but what they have gleaned is readily transferable to any place—whether you live on 4 acres, 40 acres, or in a 400-square-foot studio apartment. Ben and Penny (and their two sons) maintain copious gardens, dozens of fruit and nut trees and other perennial plantings, as well as a pick-your-own blueberry patch. In addition to these cultivated food crops, they also forage for wild edibles, process their own meat, make their own butter, and ferment, dry, and can their own vegetables. Their focus is to produce nutrient-dense foods from vibrant, mineralized soils for themselves and their immediate community. They are also committed to sharing the traditional skills that support their family, helping them be self-sufficient and thrive in these uncertain times. Much of what the Hewitts are attempting on their homestead is to close the gaps that economic separation has created in our health, spirit, and skills. Ben uses the term “practiculture” to describe his family’s work with the land—a term that encompasses the many practical life skills and philosophies they embody to create a thriving homestead, including raw-milk production, soil remediation, wildcrafting, Weston A. Price principles, bionutrient-dense farming, permaculture, agroforestry, traditional Vermont hill farming, and more. The Nourishing Homestead also includes information on deep nutrition, the importance of good fats, and integrating children into the work of a homestead. The Hewitts’ story is reminiscent of The Good Life, by Helen and Scott Nearing, and is sure to inspire a new generation of homesteaders, or anyone seeking a simpler way of life and a deeper connection to the world.

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.

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"--

Assessment of Nontimber Forest Products in the United States Under Changing Conditions

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Author: James L. Chamberlain

Publisher: Forest Service

ISBN: 9780160945885

Category: Nature

Page: 276

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This Non-timber Forest Products' assessment serves as a baseline science synthesis and provides information for managing non-timber forest resources in the United States. This report provides technical input to the 2017 National Climate Assessment and closely follows the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) process. You will find an overview of the findings and interrelated discussions covering aspects of biophysical, social, cultural, economic, and policy dimensions of non-timber forest products and the implications of the effects of climatic variabilities and change for them. Appendix information summarizes non-timber forest products relative to geographic regions across the country. Related products: Other products produced by the U.S. Forest Service (Department of Agriculture/USDA) can be found here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/us-forest-service Find more Federal documents relating to Climate & Weather resources here: https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/weather-climate

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.

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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In die Wildnis

Allein nach Alaska

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Author: Jon Krakauer

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492957773

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Im August 1992 wurde die Leiche von Chris McCandless im Eis von Alaska gefunden. Wer war dieser junge Mann, und was hatte ihn in die gottverlassene Wildnis getrieben? Jon Krakauer hat sein Leben erforscht, seine Reise in den Tod rekonstruiert und ein traurig-schönes Buch geschrieben über die Sehnsucht, die diesen Mann veranlasste, sämtliche Besitztümer und Errungenschaften der Zivilisation hinter sich zu lassen, um tief in die wilde und einsame Schönheit der Natur einzutauchen.– Verfilmt von Sean Penn mit Emile Hirsch.

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.

Ogham

das Keltenorakel

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Author: Peter Pracownik

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783038190165

Category:

Page: 151

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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.

Helle Tage

Roman

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Author: Michael Cunningham

Publisher: btb Verlag

ISBN: 3641146895

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1928

Eine furiose Hommage an eine einzigartige Stadt – an New York City. Der preisgekrönte Autor Michael Cunningham erzählt drei Geschichten aus drei Jahrhunderten, die auf raffinierte Weise miteinander verflochten sind, unter anderem durch die Verse Walt Whitmans, des großen romantischen Dichters Amerikas. Ein kunstvoller, immens vergnüglicher, ungewöhnlicher Roman über die verwundete amerikanische Seele und den unverbrüchlichen Lebensmut, der die Menschen dieser Stadt seit jeher prägt.