The Beginner S Guide To Chinese Paper Cutting

Author: Zhao Ziping
Editor: Shanghai Press
ISBN: 9781602201361
Size: 10,74 MB
Format: PDF
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With dozens of beautiful, original designs and detailed explanations, this Chinese paper cutting book is a great reference for beginners. Paper cutting is a popular papercraft in today's multicultural world, embracing a great variety of themes, designs and images. In China, its birthplace, it is regarded as an elegant traditional folk art. Chinese paper cuts reflect many aspects of life, including prosperity, health and the harvest. Paper cuts are typically used to decorate walls, windows and doors, or as patterns for embroidery and lacquer work. Rich in cultural tradition, with a long history of over 1,500 years, Chinese paper cutting was listed as a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2009. Easy to learn, paper cutting only requires paper and scissors which can be used to create a wide range of interesting paper cut outs. Instruction and inspiration can be found in The Beginner's Guide to Chinese Paper Cutting. This Chinese crafts book introduces all the basic elements of Chinese paper cutting, including the necessary preparation, basic techniques, simple practices and appreciation. The book's clear directions and illustrations will allow anyone to explore the art of paper cutting and start making their own works of art.

A Beginners Guide To Fountain Pens An Introduction And Guide To Inexpensive Chinese Fountain Pens

Author: Rob Fitzmaurice
Editor: Rob Fitzmaurice
ISBN:
Size: 13,75 MB
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This book covers everything that anyone new to fountain pens needs to know about how to choose, use, maintain and enjoy these pens. Everything that you need to know about - from the parts of a pen, nibs, filling systems, inks and paper is included in this book, which will provide you with a detailed, step-by-step guide to using these beautiful and functional pens. Photographs and diagrams are included throughout this book to help you to learn which pens and nibs to choose, along with how to avoid making mistakes. This book concentrates on the low-cost, Chinese made pens, which are ideally suited to beginners to the fountain pen hobby, but the advice applies to all fountain pens. The second part of this book provides a detailed summary of the readily available, popular (and affordable) Chinese made fountain pens. This part of the book gives an overview of particular, commonly encountered pen manufacturers and their popular models.

The Beginner S Guide To Interpreting Ethnic Dna Origins For Family History

Author: Anne Hart
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595283063
Size: 20,17 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Genealogists are now using molecular genealogy-comparing and matching people by matrilineal DNA lineages-mtDNA or patrilineal Y-chromosome ancestry and/or racial percentages tests. People interested in ancestry now look at genetic markers to trace the migrations of the human species. Here's how to trace your genealogy by DNA from your grandparents back 10,000 or more years. Anyone can be interested in DNA for ancestry research, but of interest to Jews from Eastern Europe is to see how different populations from a mosaic of communities reached their current locations. From who are you descended? What markers will shed light on your deepest ancestry? You can study DNA for medical reasons or to discover the geographic travels and dwelling places of some of your ancestors. How do Europeans in general fit into the great migrations of prehistory that took all to where they are today based on their genetic DNA markers and sequences? Where is the geographic center of their origin and the roots of all people? Specifically, how can you interpret your DNA test for family history as a beginner in researching ancestry and your own family history?

Gardener S Guide To Growing Potatoes In The Vegetable Garden

Author: Paul R. Wonning
Editor: Mossy Feet Books
ISBN: 1310219842
Size: 15,67 MB
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Gardener's Guide to Growing Potatoes in the Vegetable Garden contains information the gardener needs to grow this vegetable in their garden. Vegetable garden beginners will find important Irish potato growing information. Gardening veterans will find new knowledge on the culture of the potato as well. vegetables, beginner, irish, culture

Subject Guide To Children S Books In Print

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The Complete Idiot S Guide To Wine Basics 2nd Edition

Author: Tara Q. Thomas
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101022078
Size: 15,89 MB
Format: PDF
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From grape lover to grape aficionado. The possibilities of learning about and buying wine have expanded and so has The Complete Idiots Guide® to Wine Basics with a new edition. Here, readers can get their hands on new information such as ordering hard-to-find wine online, discussing the newest and most popular labels and vintages, and understanding the biggest trend in wine today - environmentally conscious wines and winemaking. Readers will find: ?Essentials about the winemaking process, key terms, tips for tasting, and buying advice ?Organic, biodynamic and natural winemaking ?Winemaking in states other than California, Oregon, and Washington ?Regions gaining popularity, such as South Africa, Eastern Europe, and Portugal

Death For Beginners

Author: Karen Jones
Editor: Linden Publishing
ISBN: 1610350774
Size: 20,49 MB
Format: PDF
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With efficiency and a touch of humor, this valuable guidebook offers information on the difficult subject of planning for one's own death or organizing funerals for loved ones. Topics ranging from cremation, burial, caskets, services, and organ donation are explored, and each section offers data, definitions, examples, pros and cons, and helpful worksheets for narrowing down the best options. Numerous sidebars that offer engaging and occasionally bizarre facts on the death industry are also included. Emphasizing practicality and frugality, a bevy of money-saving steps are explored, citing that if smart choices are made beforehand then expensive choices made in grief can be avoided. Ideal for the time-constrained, this comprehensive resource presents fast facts in an easy-to-read format, while helpful links for each topic are compiled in an accompanying website. Readers will benefit from the peace of mind that follows the creation of a structured plan to reduce the financial burdens and emotional distress on loved ones left behind.

China In Books

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Editor: JAI Press(NY)
ISBN:
Size: 12,55 MB
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How To Do It Books

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Art In Story

Author: Marianne Saccardi
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591583592
Size: 20,90 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Using the book, Art in Story, teachers, parents, grandparents, and all those working with children, can develop their love for art by simply telling them wonderful stories.