String Figures And How To Make Them

Author: Caroline F. Jayne
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486201528
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Diagrams and text illustrate the steps involved in creating over one hundred string figures while providing information on their origin and cultural background

Kwakiutl String Figures

Author: Julia P. Averkieva
Editor: UBC Press
ISBN: 9780774804325
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Of the games people play, string figures afford nearly universal amusement, appearing in more cultures than any other. But although over 2,000 individual patterns have been recorded world-wide since 1888, when anthropologist Franz Boas first described a pair of Eskimo "cat's cradles," very few studies have explored North American Indian string figures. This intriguing volume publishes for the first time 102 string figures and 10 string tricks collected among the Kwakiutl Indians by Julia Averkieva, a young visiting Soviet scholar who accompanied Boas on his 1930 expedition to Vancouver Island. When she returned to Leningrad, Averkieva left her unpublished monograph with Boas, whose heirs eventually sent it to the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Averkieva's study represents the most comprehensive Native American string collection ever assembled from a single tribe. In addition to characterizing the social conditions that prompted string figure making among the Kwakiutl during the time of her field study, Averkieva noted step-by-step instructions for each figure and transcribed traditional accompanying chants. In editing and expanding Averkieva's manuscript, Mark Sherman addresses string figure enthusiasts as well as cultural anthropologists. Sherman includes in his introduction a complete description of basic openings and string figure moves. For each Kwakiutl figure he has prepared clear illustrations based on Averkieva's original photographs and pencil sketches. In addition he has tested each figure for workability, clarifying instructions where necessary and recasting them in Rivers and Haddon's standard terminology. Sherman's analysis of figure titles suggests that many aspects of Kwakiutl material culture and belief are preserved in string. In examining the ethnological value of the collection, he discusses the implications of observed similarities between Eskimo and Kwakiutl string figures. He also updates Averkieva's preliminary distribution data, interspersing the figure descriptions with references to related and identical figures from other cultures. Each analysis is keyed to an illustrated cross index. Kwakiutl String Figures will interest students of comparative cultures and will delight all who have time (and string) on their hands.

Official Gazette Of The United States Patent Office

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Official Gazette Of The United States Patent And Trademark Office

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The Martha Manual

Author: Martha Stewart
Editor: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 1328927326
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From America's best known and most trusted authority on all things domestic, a fully illustrated guide on how to do everything: including organizing and decorating, cleaning and caring for your home and garden, celebrating, hosting, achieving career goals, and managing finances--and much more

String Figures As Mathematics

Author: Eric Vandendriessche
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 331911994X
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This book addresses the mathematical rationality contained in the making of string figures. It does so by using interdisciplinary methods borrowed from anthropology, mathematics, history and philosophy of mathematics. The practice of string figure-making has long been carried out in many societies, and particularly in those of oral tradition. It consists in applying a succession of operations to a string (knotted into a loop), mostly using the fingers and sometimes the feet, the wrists or the mouth. This succession of operations is intended to generate a final figure. The book explores different modes of conceptualization of the practice of string figure-making and analyses various source material through these conceptual tools: it looks at research by mathematicians, as well as ethnographical publications, and personal fieldwork findings in the Chaco, Paraguay, and in the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, which all give evidence of the rationality that underlies this activity. It concludes that the creation of string figures may be seen as the result of intellectual processes, involving the elaboration of algorithms, and concepts such as operation, sub-procedure, iteration, and transformation.

String Topology And Cyclic Homology

Author: Ralph L. Cohen
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764373887
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This book explores string topology, Hochschild and cyclic homology, assembling material from a wide scattering of scholarly sources in a single practical volume. The first part offers a thorough and elegant exposition of various approaches to string topology and the Chas-Sullivan loop product. The second gives a complete and clear construction of an algebraic model for computing topological cyclic homology.

Nada

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Magic For Beginners

Author: Walter Brown Gibson
Editor: Frederick Fell Publishers
ISBN: 9780883910795
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Revised with dozens of illustrations complementing this easy-to-understand classic, this guide to magic spans all age groups with tricks that have baffled both children and adults.

Gleanings In Bee Culture

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String Games

Author: Richard Darsie
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402700897
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Provides directions, illustrated with photographs, for making many different string figures--from the fairly simple Jacob's Ladder to more complex Mt. Fuji--along with information about their history and meaning.

Chic Easy Beading

Author: Alice Korach
Editor: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780890244388
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Presents instructions for creating a variety of beaded jewelry.

The Boy S Own Annual

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The Canadian Record Of Science Including The Proceedings Of The Natural History Society Of Montreal And Replacing The Canadian Naturalist

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Primitive Technology

Author: Society of Primitive Technology
Editor: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9780879059118
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"Primitive Technology: A Boiok of earth Skills is a sharing of ideas - the philosophies, the history, and the personal stories by the authorities on primitive technology from the pages of The Bulletin of Primitive Technology. Included are instructions for creating fire and tools of wood, stone, and bone, as well as fiber adhesives, projectiles, art, and music."--Back cover.

Bulletin

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Includes bulletins of the Geological survey to no. 103, 1946.

Progress In String Theory And M Theory

Author: North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Scientific Affairs Division
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ISBN: 9780792370338
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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Carg├Ęse, France, May 24-June 5, 1999

Two Loop String Theory And The Dvv Vertex

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Journal Of Horticulture And Practical Gardening

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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.