The Arts Of The Sailor

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486132684
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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.

Sinking Of The Titanic

Author: Jay Henry Mowbray
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486402987
Size: 10,53 MB
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Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.

The Nature Of Visual Illusion

Author: Mark Fineman
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486291055
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It is estimated that the human eye can discriminate among 7.5 million colors — an extraordinary number that gives a clue to the complexity and capabilities of the human visual perception system. In this fascinating, profusely illustrated study, Professor Mark Fineman explores the psychology and physiology of vision, including such topics as light and color, motion receptors, the illusion of movement, kinetic art, how we perceive size, how our eyes move, phantoms of the visual system and many other subjects. Take, for example, the simple question, "Why does the world look the way it does?" Although seemingly simple on the surface, the question is maddeningly complex on closer inspection. Why, for instance, does one object appear circular, another square, and so forth? Moreover, if we view an object on a slant, its image on the retina changes, yet the mind remains aware of the true shape of the object. Scientists are still puzzling over exactly how the eyes and the brain work together to perceive even the simplest shapes. You'll also find illuminating discussions of such phenomena as the "wagon wheel effect," i.e., the illusion that the wheels of a stagecoach, seen on film, appear to be turning in the reverse direction; or why human beings possess superb depth perception, although there is little about the structure of the eye that accounts for it. Especially interesting is the author's treatment of the processes involved in our perception of such visual illusions as the Necker cube, the Hermann grid, Poggendorff's illusion, and many more. Readers will also welcome the wealth of demonstrations included, which students can perform themselves to learn firsthand the principles involved. Arranged in nineteen concise chapters — each explaining a different visual phenomenon — this richly illustrated text offers a wonderful introduction to the field of visual perception. It will appeal to students of psychology as well as to those in such fields as art, design, and photography. Preface. Annotated Bibliography. Index. Over 100 illustrations, including 5 in full color.

Magic And Showmanship

Author: Henning Nelms
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136787
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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.

Selected Short Stories Dual Language

Author: Honoré de Balzac
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486119629
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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

Wanderings Of An Artist Among The Indians Of North America

Author: Paul Kane
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486290317
Size: 17,93 MB
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Invaluable firsthand account of Canadian artist's two journeys (1845–48) through Canada and Pacific Northwest. Wealth of information on Indian life and customs, with riveting account of incredible hardships, danger. 23 illus.

Jolly Roger

Author: Patrick Pringle
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486147592
Size: 12,97 MB
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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.

An Introduction To The Philosophy Of Science

Author: Rudolf Carnap
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486140865
Size: 15,57 MB
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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.

The Schubert Thematic Catalogue

Author: Otto Erich Deutsch
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486286853
Size: 10,52 MB
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A specialist in Schubertian biography and bibliography definitively catalogs the 1,515 known and traceable Schubert works in their chronological order. Entries include title, catalog number, date and place of composition, location of original manuscript, statistics of first performance and first edition, historical notes and more. Includes 5 appendixes and 3 indexes.

Boston Cooking School Cook Book

Author: Mary Johnson Lincoln
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486291963
Size: 14,79 MB
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Clearly written, extremely thorough volume revolutionized cooking in the 19th century, with hundreds of recipes ranging from baked goods, soups, salads, cakes and sauces to pastries, pies, poultry, fish and meat. Ground-breaking, culinary encyclopedia elevated cooking and related activities to an art form that could be practiced by even the most inexperienced homemaker. "Glimpse the culinary delights of the past with this wonderful cookbook. . . . This book is a treat for anyone who enjoys cooking or Americana."—Victorian Decorating & Lifestyle.