The Arts of the Sailor

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486132686
Release Date: 2012-08-08
Genre: Transportation

The perfect shipboard reference, this volume is packed with useful "hands-on" information: sailor's tools, basic knots, and useful hitches; handsewing and canvas work; dozens of other topics. Over 100 illustrations.

Carving Out a Living on the Land

Author: Emmet Van Driesche
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603588270
Release Date: 2019-06-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

When he first envisioned becoming a farmer, author Emmet Van Driesche never imagined his main crop would be Christmas trees, nor that such a tree farm could be more of a managed forest than the conventional grid of perfectly sheared trees. Carving Out a Living on the Land tells the story of how Van Driesche navigated changing life circumstances, took advantage of unexpected opportunities, and leveraged new and old skills to piece together an economically viable living, while at the same time respecting the land’s complex ecological relationships. From spoon carving to scything, coppicing to wreath-making, Carving Out a Living on the Land proves that you don’t need acres of expensive bottomland to start your land-based venture, but rather the creativity and vision to see what might be done with that rocky section or ditch or patch of trees too small to log. You can lease instead of buy; build flexible, temporary structures rather than sink money into permanent ones; and take over an existing operation rather than start from scratch. What matters are your unique circumstances, talents, and interests, which when combined with what the land is capable of producing, can create a fulfilling and meaningful farming life.

Ships and Seamen of the American Revolution

Author: Jack Coggins
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486420728
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Genre: History

This carefully researched account of a lesser-known but vital aspect of the American war for independence chronicles exciting ship-to-ship battles, Benedict Arnold's efforts to build a fleet in Lake Champlain, the harassment of British ships by privateers, David Bushnell's "sub-marine" vessel and floating mines, uniforms, and much more. More than 150 black-and-white illustrations.

The Young Sea Officer s Sheet Anchor

Author: Darcy Lever
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486402207
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Transportation

First published in 1808, this now-rare volume offers clear definitions and copious illustrations of the principles of rigging, tacking, use of a compass, splicing ropes, making sails, much more.

Picture History of the Cunard Line 1840 1990

Author: Frank Osborn Braynard
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486265506
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Transportation

Photographs, prints, and text portray Cunard ships, inside and out, from the earliest steamships, through the great liners of the earlier twentieth century, to modern cruise ships

Jolly Roger

Author: Patrick Pringle
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486147598
Release Date: 2012-07-12
Genre: Transportation

Fascinating study of 17th- and 18th-century piracy finds the lore about Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonney, and other marauders largely overblown. "Highly entertaining and well-documented." — The New York Times. 35 black-and-white illustrations.

Magic and Showmanship

Author: Henning Nelms
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486136783
Release Date: 2012-04-30
Genre: Games & Activities

Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience attention to incorporating patter and the effective use of assistants.

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Author: Rudolf Carnap
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140865
Release Date: 2012-07-11
Genre: Science

Stimulating, thought-provoking text by one of the 20th century's most creative philosophers makes accessible such topics as probability, measurement and quantitative language, causality and determinism, theoretical laws and concepts, more.

Selected Short Stories Dual Language

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486119625
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

DIV6 short-story masterpieces by great French novelist include "An Episode During the Terror," "A Passion in the Desert," "The Revolutionary Conscript," 3 more. Excellent new English translations on facing pages. /div

Visual Illusions

Author: M. Luckiesh
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 048621530X
Release Date: 1965

A Theologico political Treatise and a Political Treatise

Author: Benedictus de Spinoza
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: UOM:39015057652052
Release Date: 1951
Genre: Philosophy

Rational examination of the Old Testament to show that freedom of thought and speech is consistent with the religious life. True religion consists in practice of simple piety, independent of philosophical speculation. Also contains unfinished essay on theory of government founded on common consent. One of Spinoza's most important works. Unabridged R. Elwes translation.