Imagine discovering an arrowhead that looks just as perfect as the day it was worked -- maybe over a thousand years ago! Who owned it? What was it used for? These are only some of the questions raised and answered in this book. Written for young people and their families, it connects us with our prehistory in a very empirical way. History lessons can often be best learned with a hands-on approach. Includes arrowhead hunting and amateur archaeology, surface hunting etiquette and responsibilities, stone facts, prehistory across America, and resources.
Archery for Beginners is the complete instructional guide for anyone interested in taking up recreational archery. This book covers all the essentials for the beginning archer—from basic skills and equipment to effective and safe training methods. There are chapters on both recurve and compound bows, the two most popular types, as well as information on how to track your progress. Topics included in this book are: Compound and Recurve bows Archery equipment and accessories Training preparation and safety Advanced shooting methods Fun archery games How to make your own bow With over 150 illustrations and full-color photos, step-by-step instructions, and easy-to-follow directions, Archery for Beginners is the go-to guide for anyone interested in learning archery basics. Be the next to join more than 8 million Americans who enjoy this popular pastime.
This book was developed with the goal of providing an easily understood text for those users of the scanning electron microscope (SEM) who have little or no background in the area. The SEM is routinely used to study the surface structure and chemistry of a wide range of biological and synthetic materials at the micrometer to nanometer scale. Ease-of-use, typically facile sample preparation, and straightforward image interpretation, combined with high resolution, high depth of field, and the ability to undertake microchemical and crystallographic analysis, has made scanning electron microscopy one of the most powerful and versatile techniques for characterization today. Indeed, the SEM is a vital tool for the characterization of nanostructured materials and the development of nanotechnology. However, its wide use by professionals with diverse technical backgrounds—including life science, materials science, engineering, forensics, mineralogy, etc., and in various sectors of government, industry, and academia—emphasizes the need for an introductory text providing the basics of effective SEM imaging.A Beginners’ Guide to Scanning Electron Microscopy explains instrumentation, operation, image interpretation and sample preparation in a wide ranging yet succinct and practical text, treating the essential theory of specimen-beam interaction and image formation in a manner that can be effortlessly comprehended by the novice SEM user. This book provides a concise and accessible introduction to the essentials of SEM includes a large number of illustrations specifically chosen to aid readers' understanding of key concepts highlights recent advances in instrumentation, imaging and sample preparation techniques offers examples drawn from a variety of applications that appeal to professionals from diverse backgrounds.
In 1976, Nobel Prize Laureate Friedrich August von Hayek called for the abolishment of the state monopoly on money and the introduction of freely competing currencies. Few people could imagine such a free market of money at the time. Today the denationalization of money is in full swing: digital currencies like Bitcoin are fully independent of banks and governments. This book explains the phenomenon of decentralized, stateless money in an easily understandable and entertaining way. It also provides a basic insight into the Austrian School of Economics. The Austrian School's most prominent masterminds, Ludwig von Mises, Friedrich August von Hayek and Murry N. Rothbard, have explained why we must overcome our present debt-based monetary system, which widens the gap between the rich and the poor. Bitcoin is the world's first global payment system that is open to anyone on this planet with Internet access. Payments are cheap, fast and cannot be blocked. With interviews of Bitcoin experts Roger Ver – Stephanie Murphy – Moran Shaked – Eddy Travia – Julia Touranski – Marek Palatinus – David Johnston – Susanne Tarkowski Tempelhof – Satoshi Nakamoto.
Get Ready To Enjoy The Pleasures Of Eating From The Wild. Foraging For Beginners contains all you need to start foraging wild edible plants and herbs. Many people have discovered the flavors, textures and elemental vitality of wild plants. Eating wild edibles will introduce a new dimension to your diet and you will develop a deeper connection with the environment. Whether it is fruit, vegetable or nuts, the bounty is sustainable and it is completely free. In this book, 39 wild plants are presented with pictures and descriptions for proper identification. You don't have to go too far to start foraging. Some of these wild edibles are likely to exist in your backyard, in fields and places you walk every day. Now, you can gain the skills for surviving if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to live on foraged food. Just some of what you will learn are: * Foraging basics and rules * Foraging safety * Foraging tools * Proper plant identification with photographs * Medicinal information * A few recipes with wild edibles. And much more. Download you copy today and step into a new and rewarding adventure!
Author: John McCurdy
Publisher: House of Collectibles
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
A definitive resource draws on the expertise of a leading expert and dedicated collector, providing more than 12,000 actual-size illustrations for identification and a complete market review that explains how to obtain, grade and classify a personal collection. Original.
Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.