Prospect Books’ best seller is this handy instruction manual for the breadmaker and DIY enthusiast showing how to build a bread oven in the yard or garden. Together with detailed plans (which do not omit a single block or brick) and a step-by-step specification, the book doubles up as an essay on English bread baking in previous centuries, with special reference to the hardware, equipment and working methods. The book was first published in 1997 and has had an annual printing since then. It sells at much in America as it does in Britain, although British sales have definitely increased in the last few years. There are other books on the subject, but few give as much historical context. The history of bread is something which is almost entirely ignored in current literature, greatly to its disadvantage.
Brings together articles on the cat in history, legend, and literature, major breeds recognized by the Cat Fanciers’ Association, and the care, health problems, behavior, training, and showing of cats700
Art across Time combines sound scholarship, lavish visuals, and a lively narrative to provide students with a comprehensive, accessible, and engaging introduction to Art History. Popular with majors and non-majors alike, the text offers readers more than a chronology of art by placing each work within the time-and-place context within which it was created. Encountering and interpreting a work of art in context offers the reader the richest possible experience of it. Large scale and high quality visual reproductions of artworks are often presented from multiple perspectives to enhance visual appeal and allow students to view details and elements of composition with greater ease. A thoughtful pedagogical approach helps students consider what they are viewing
“Read this book before you ride.”—Snowboarder “The best book to come along about snowboarding yet.”—New York Outdoors Ideal for snowboarders of all levels, this second edition of the classic guide is updated to reflect the sport’s rapid evolution over the past five years. In down-to-earth, highly accessible language, The Complete Snowboarder answers every conceivable question readers may have about getting started and keeping going. Featuring invaluable tips from world-class pros, killer action photographs, and clear how-to illustrations, the new edition also addresses the sport’s new gear, from boots and body gear to state-of-the-art bindings and cutting-edge board designs. Here also is detailed advice on back-country snowboarding and tips on finding excellent used equipment, and the latest industry safety standards.
This terrific tab transcriptions collection is a 22-song tour de force from metal’s most explosive artists, including Incubus, Limp Bizkit, Rage Against the Machine, Sevendust, Slipknot, System of a Down and others. Songs include: Black * Bleed * Bulls on Parade * Come Original * Denial * Faith * Guerrilla Radio * Hey Man Nice Shot * Loco * Nobody’s Real * Spiders * Spit It Out * Sugar * Wait and Bleed * When Worlds Collide * and more.
What was it about a small, humble folk instrument that allowed it to become an American icon? The guitar represents freedom, the open road, protest and rebellion, the blues, youth, lost love, and sexuality. Tim Brookes explores with adoration these ideas and how they became entwined with the history of America.
Shortly before Tim Brookes’ 50th birthday, baggage handlers destroyed his guitar, his 22-year-old traveling companion. His wife promised to replace it with the guitar of his dreams, but Tim discovered that a dream guitar is built, not bought. He set out to find someone to make him the perfect guitar, a quest that ended up a on a dirt road in the Green Mountains of Vermont, where an amiable curmudgeon master guitarmaker, Rick Davis, took a rare piece of cherry wood and went to work with saws and rasps.
Meanwhile, Tim set out to write a kind of chronicle of the guitar, as he said, “not a catalog of makes and models, nor a genealogy of celebrities, but an attempt to understand this curious relationship between the instrument and the people involved with it, and how that has grown and changed over time”.
He discovered that the instrument, first arriving with conquistadors and the colonists, ended up in the hands of a variety of people: miners and society ladies, lumberjacks and presidents’ wives, Hawaiians, African-Americans, Cajuns, jazz players, spiritualists, singing cowboys of the silver screen, and bluegrass and Beatles fans. Inventors and crackpots tinkered with it. In time, it became America’s instrument, its soundtrack.
When Tim wasn’t breathing over Rick’s shoulder, he was trying to unravel the symbolic associations a guitar holds for so many of us, musicians and non-musicians alike. His journey takes him across the country talking to historians, curators, and guitarmakers.