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Shelters Shacks and Shanties

Author : Daniel Carter Beard
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"Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties" was written and illustrated by Daniel C. Beard in 1914. He was one of the founders of the Boy Scouts movement in America. The book explains how to build shelters, from the simplest requiring a hatchet, to elaborate constructions such as a homestead. The book is addressed to "boys of all ages." The book tells you how to build: Sod Houses Log Cabins Over-Water camps Railroad Tie Shacks Navaho Hogans And it also explains: How to Use an Axe How to Split Shakes How to Build a Fireplace How to Make Doors & Latches.

Shelters Shacks and Shanties

Author : D. C. Beard
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A wealth of information and advice on building everything from a bark teepee and tree-top house to a log cabin and beaver mat hut. 332 black-and-white illustrations.

Shelters Shacks and Shanties

Author : Daniel Carter Beard
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ÊIf my present reader happens to be a Boy Scout or a scout-master who wants the scouts to build a tower for exhibition purposes, he can do so by following the directions here given, but if there is real necessity for haste in the erection of this tower, of course we cannot build one as tall as we might where we have more time. With a small tower all the joints may be quickly lashed together with strong, heavy twine, rope, or even wire; and in the wilderness it will probably be necessary to bind the joints with pliable roots, or cordage made of bark or withes; but as this is not a book on woodcraft we will suppose that the reader has secured the proper material for fastening the joints of the frame of this signal-tower and he must now shoulder his axe and go to the woods in order to secure the necessary timber. First let him cut eight straight polesÑthat is, as straight as he can find them. These poles should be about four and one half inches in diameter at their base and sixteen and one half feet long. After all the branches are trimmed off the poles, cut four more sticks each nine feet long and two and a half or three inches in diameter at the base; when these are trimmed into shape one will need twenty six or seven more stout sticks each four and one half feet long for braces and for flooring for the platform.

Shelters Shacks and Shanties With 1914 Cover and Over 300 Original Illustrations

Author : D. C. Beard
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"Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties" was written and illustrated by Daniel C. Beard in 1914. He was one of the founders of the Boy Scouts movement in America. The book explains how to build shelters, from the simplest requiring a hatchet, to elaborate constructions such as a homestead. The book is addressed to "boys of all ages." This version comes illustrated with Beard's 338 pen and ink drawings, as well as a cover based upon the original 1914 cover design. The book tells you how to build: Sod HousesLog CabinsOver-Water campsRailroad Tie ShacksNavaho HogansAnd it also explains: How to Use an AxeHow to Split ShakesHow to Build a FireplaceHow to Make Doors & Latches

Shelters Shacks And Shanties Legacy Edition

Author : Daniel Carter Beard
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Enjoy this unabridged, high-quality Doublebit Legacy reprint of Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties: Dan Beard's classic book on cabin life. Dive into hundreds of illustrations of everything ranging from rustic shelters to deluxe cabins and furnishings, with descriptions and histories of every shelter from Native American permanent housing to wilderness survival shelters. Brush up on your bushcraft skills and build a temporary shelter, or get inspiration for your future escape home in the woods.

Last Child in the Woods

Author : Richard Louv
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This huge international bestseller, fully revised for non-American readers, is now in ebook. Last Child in the Woods shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distant from nature, why this matters, and what we can do to make a difference. It is unsentimental, rigorous and utterly original. 'A cri de coeur for our children' Guardian Camping in the garden, riding bikes through the woods, climbing trees, collecting bugs, picking wildflowers, running through piles of autumn leaves... These are the things childhood memories are made of. But for a whole generation of today's children the pleasures of a free-range childhood are missing, and their indoor habits contribute to epidemic obesity, attention-deficit disorder, isolation and childhood depression. This timely book shows how our children have become increasingly alienated and distanced from nature, why this matters and how we can make a difference. Last Child in the Woods is a clarion call, brilliantly written, compelling and irresistibly persuasive - a book that will change minds and lives.

Log Cabin Studies

Author : Mary Wilson
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When Technology Fails

Author : Matthew Stein
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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

The Fair Weather and Rainy Day Handy Book

Author : Daniel C. Beard
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From the author of The American Boy's Handy Book comes yet another guide to wholesome, imaginative fun. This book features dozens of indoor and outdoor activities, with simple instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams for building a backyard clubhouse, setting up a workshop, picnic games, papercrafts, and other diversions.

Cub Leaders Round Table

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A Suggested Plan of Work in Agricultural Engineering for Secondary Schools

Author : Fred W. Holbrook
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Antiquarian Bookman

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AB Bookman s Weekly

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How to Build a Comfortable Campsite

Author : Martha Sherwood
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Children s Catalog

Author : H.W. Wilson Company
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Miscellaneous Publication

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Children s Catalog

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The 1st ed. includes an index to v. 28-36 of St. Nicholas.

Dizzy Worms

Author : Michael Holman
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This wickedly satirical novel is also a serious critique of Africa's troubled state' - The Guardian 'Jolly good fun' - Daily Mail Charity Mupanga, the resilient and maternal proprietor of Harrods International Bar (and Nightspot) faces her toughest challenge in "Dizzy Worms", the final novel in Michael Holman's acclaimed trilogy set in the African slum of Kireba. Faced with a Health and Safety closure, Charity has a week to appeal and the chances of success seem negligible: elections are imminent, and Kireba is due to become a showcase of President Josiah Nduka's 'slum rehabilitation program', backed by gullible foreign donors. But before taking on Nduka and the council, she has a promise to keep - to provide a supply of her famous sweet doughballs to a small army of street children, as voracious as they are malodorous...Michael Holman uses his witty satirical pen to brilliant effect in this affectionate portrait of a troubled region, targeting local politicians, western diplomats, foreign donors and journalists, puncturing pretensions and questioning the philosophy of aid.

A2 Geography for AQA Specification A

Author : Ann Bowen
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Written for the AQA geography specification A, this text develops skills analysis in context through the use of map extracts and satellite data. It incorporates ICT and questions to reinforce learning. Sample exam questions and mark schemes give pupils practice.

World Beat

Author : Gaylord Dold
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"Already he had counted sixteen soldiers, ten beige-clad paratroopers sleeping under a big umbrella tree where there was some shade. On the taxi ride away from Brazzaville, along the dusty road where the plateau broke down to brown grassless hills, he had see maybe six soldiers marching wearily, looking sad-eyed and stoned on bungi, crazy from the canopy of unrelieved sun. Mostly he felt amazed and a little lucky to be in Africa, but just then he felt afraid, as if a little bubble of balance in the middle of his head had suddenly been tilted to one side, and the soldiers knew it." Set in Zaire and the Republic of Congo, The World Beat evokes modern Africa with a realism that few writers achieve. At loose ends, series hero Roberts takes an assignment from Lloyds of London to deliver ransom for Elyse Revelle, a Belgian mining company doctor who has been kidnapped, presumably be separatists or terrorists. Together with a Zairian employee of the company, Roberts undertakes an arduous river journey to make contact with the kidnappers at the doctor’s clinic in the jungle. This journey, with its sights, sounds, and smells of Africa, is both metaphor and actuality. Roberts falls seriously ill and the trip becomes a struggle to head off forces that are opposed to the mission, to find and pay off the kidnappers, and to elude death from disease or assassination. Like the novels of Graham Greene, The World Beat combines gripping action themes of political commitment, moral responsibility and human violence.