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Ivy Reference Art & Design Buildings Without Architects 4 Chronology of Fashion, The 2 Chronology of Pattern, The 3 How to Read Churches 5 How to Read Fashion 7 How to Read Gardens 6 How to Read Landscape 8 How to Read Pattern 61 How to Read Symbols 62 Natural History Avian Architecture 9 Book of Fungi, The 10 Book of Leaves, The 11 Book of Shells, The 12 Potted History of Fruit, A 14 Potted History of Vegetables, A 13 General Reference 30-Second Economics 15 Atlas of Languages, The 16 Bulletproof Feathers 17 Castles 18 Grammar of the Ancient World, The 63 Indispensable Book of Practical Life Skills, The 64 Tweetonomics 19 Mind, Body & Spirit Dreams & Nightmares 20 Sleep Manual 21

Ivy Press Beautiful Chickens 22 Beautiful Cows 23 Cannabis Trips 24 Green’s Not Black & White 65 How Many Elephants in a Blue Whale? 25 How to Plant a Tree 26 Saint for All Reasons, A 27 Santa’s Diaries 66 Slightly Dangerous Book for Wimps, The 67 Smart Tricks for Every Dog 28 Socks’ Feline Miscellany 68 Trott’s Porcine Miscellany 29 Vampires Diaries, The 30 Ivy Craft Balloon Engineer 69 Biggest Ever Book of Origami, The 70 Biggest Ever Book of Paper Planes, The 71 Cat’s Cradle 31 Creating Dragons 72 Felties 73 Gourmet Crochet 32 King Size Towel Origami 33 Knitivity 34 Make Your Own Fortune Cookies 74 Paper Chess 75 Paper Clocks 35 Paper Kites 37

Paper New York 36 Shadow Theater 76 Soda-Pop Rockets 77 Things That Go Boom 78 Wacky Baby Knits 79 Zombie Cupcakes 38 Zombie Felties 39 Ivy Stationery Beautiful Beasts Wall Calendars 2011 40–1 Beautiful Beasts Journals 42–3 Beautiful Beasts Postcard Books 44–5 Culture Vulture’s Record Book, The 46 Fitness Journal for Gentlemen, A 47 My Manga Journal 48 Fiendish Word Puzzles 49 Gentleman’s Puzzler Companion, A 50 Pregnancy Puzzle Book, The 51 Spot the Dog 51 Fantasy Females Wall Calendar 2011 52 Gothic Art Now Wall Calendar 2011 53 Manga Heroines Wall Calendar 2011 54 Leaping Hare Crystal Prosperity 55 Joy of Mindful Sex, The 60 Meditation & the Art of Beekeeping 56 Mindfulness Budget, The 58 Mindfulness Diet, The 59 Zen & the Art of Raising Chickens 57


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A chronological catwalk from Empire Dress to Boho Hippy

1800 2020 NJ Stevenson

The Chronology of Fashion

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The Chronology of Fashion Spring 2011 The Chronology of Fashion focuses on those points when a style of suit or dress, hat or handbag, cut of hair or cloth, or indeed entire look—came to pinpoint its moment in time or radiate out to express its entire era. Proceeding with strict chronology, each spread takes a distinct fashion item, be it a high heel or a low skirt, and displays it in contemporary images. N.J. Stevenson has worked in the industry as a writer and stylist since 1996. An alumni of the London College of Fashion, she specialized in vintage, before gaining an MA in Fashion Curation.

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The Chronology of Pattern

A chronological pursuit of pattern in art, from lotus flower to flower power

Mary Schoeser

2000 2000 Diana Newall

AD BC

The Chronology of Pattern

The Chronology of Pattern Fall 2011 The Chronology of Pattern is a biography of patterns of a variety of forms, from the ancient Egyptian lotus flower through to flower power of the Sixties. Architectural, painted, and engraved patterns are presented alongside more typical textile examples. Diana Newall completed her doctoral studies at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She co-authored the undergraduate primer Art History: The Basics.

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Buildings Without Architects Spring 2010

John May

Anthony Reid, Consultant Editor

Buildings Without Architects looks at the unsung architecture of different cultures. These vernacular BUILDINGS WITHOUT ARCHITECTS A GLOBAL GUIDE TO EVERYDAY ARCHITECTURE buildings are built from whatever wood, earth, John May Anthony Reid, Consultant Editor grass, or stone is to hand, in ways that offer Buildings Without Architects is a wonderfully informative reference vernacular styles, from solutions toonthe challenges of climate or terrain. adobe pueblos and Pennsylvania barns to Mongolian gers and European wooden churches. This small but comprehensive book documents the rich cultural past of vernacular building styles. It offers inspiration for home woodworking enthusiasts as well as architects, conservationists, and anyone interested in energyefficient building and sustainability.

John May has been a campaigning journalist on environmental issues since the 1970s and is author of the official history of Greenpeace.

John May

The variety and ingenuity of the world’s vernacular building traditions are richly illustrated, and the materials and techniques are explored. With examples from every continent, the book documents the diverse methods people have used to create shelter from mousgoum toleK from zulu indlu to the “venice of africa” mousgoum toleK locally available natural materials, and shows the classic toleK Among the most extraordinary of all African vernacular structures are see also impressively handmade finished products through the celebrated bullet-shaped earth houses known as toleks. Built by The classic shape of the Cob House, Mousgoum tolek has been much pages 54–55 the Mousgoum people, who live on either side of the Logone River, admired by Western artists and which divides northern Cameroon and Chad, these unique mud huts Trullo Stone House, diagrams, cross-sections, and photographs. architects for its handmade pages 70–71

BUILDINGS WITHOUT ARCHITECTS A GLOBAL GUIDE TO EVERYDAY ARCHITECTURE

from zulu indlu to the “venice of africa”

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have no supporting structure, because wood is a scarce resource. André Gide saw them in 1925 and famously celebrated them in his travel journals: “The [Mousgoum’s] hut . . . resembles no other; but it is not strange, it is beautiful; and it is not its strangeness so much as its beauty that moves me . . . this hut is made by hand like a vase; it is the work, not of a mason, but of a potter. Its color is the very color of the earth—a pinkish-gray clay.” Built without foundations on a mound of flattened earth, the entire structure is made of a progression of circular walls, 16–23 feet (5–7 m) in diameter, constructed of balls of clay mixed with straw and smoothed by hand, that lean slightly inward and get gradually narrower as they reach the top, forming a parabolic shape. The outside is covered with protruding ribs, which add to the structural stability, but also offer footholds to make it easy to climb up and thus to build it without the aid of scaffolding. A circular opening at the top serves as a skylight and chimney. The difference in height between the door and the top—a completed hut is 23–26 feet (7–8 m) high— ensures there is a natural draft to carry the smoke upward. According to Steven Nelson, in his book From Cameroon to Paris: Mousgoum In and Out of Africa, toleks (pl. tolekakay) started to die out in the 1930s and few were left standing by the 1990s. However, he reports that, since 1955, there has been a resurgence in the building of toleks, and as a result some twenty new ones have been built. There has also been what he calls a “virtual explosion” in wall painting, much of which depicts the distinctive form of the tolek.

chad/cameroon

The opening at the apex serves as a chimney, but also provides ventilation and allows light to enter

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Cameroon is often described as “Africa in miniature,” as it experiences all of Africa’s major climates and can support most of the continent’s vegetation. It is home to some three hundred different ethnic and linguistic groups.

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grace and practicality. The distinctive protruding ribs aid construction without scaffolding;

Protruding ribs

the keyhole entrance enables Unlike modern buildings that rely on industrially cattle, sheep, and goats to enter the hut at night. They sleep behind a low wall that rings producedthe inside of the hut. materials and specialized tools and techniques, the everyday architecture featured here representstoleK a comPound rapidly disappearing genre of handcrafted The Mousgoum’s “house” is composed of a number of toleks set around the edge of a circular and beautifully composed structures that are courtyard, all linked together by a low earthen wall. The entrance to the compound is located irretrievably “of their place.” These structures are the between the man’s two toleks; the woman has a bedroom and a kitchen, the latter being built on a smaller scale. work of unsung and often anonymous builders that combine artistic beauty, practical form, and necessity. Keyhole entrance

Granary

materials

* Balls of clay,

mixed with straw, arranged in layers, to build the main structure on a mound of flattened earth

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HOW TO READ CHURCHES

HOW TO READ

CHURCHES A crash course in Christian architecture

Henry Tilney

Denis McNamara

How to Read Churches Spring 2011 How to Read Churches covers the development of all the Western Christian ecclesiastical buildings—churches, cathedrals, chapels, abbeys, and monasteries—from Anglo-Saxon stone halls to the eclectic buildings of the 19th century. Church building has reflected or initiated changes in building styles, but whatever the outer aspect the buildings still express liturgical function and spiritual symbolism. This book demonstrates how this expression is made by the building’s shape, its architectural elements, and its interior organization and ornament. Denis McNamara is a former lecturer in Architectural History at the University of Virginia and has written two books on Christian architecture. He is currently Assistant Director of The Liturgical Institute, University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, Illinois.

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HOW TO READ GARDENS

How to Read Gardens HOW TO READ Fall 2010

HOW TO READ

GARDENS

GARDENS

How to Read Gardens provides the reader with all the knowledge he or she needs to tease out his handy volume should be your constant companion for appreciating gardens home andthe abroad. It will the clues that willat reveal complete story of act as an indispensable field guide to enable you to spot andaidentify historical influences, styles as estate to the garden’s past. Fromorigins the and grandest well as the odd flight of fancy or eccentricity. smallest suburban plot, this book will enliven The aim of the book is to provide you with the knowledge you need to tease out the clues that will tell the story of and inform every future garden visit. how a garden has evolved. From the grandest estate to A crash course in garden appreciation

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A crash course in garden appreciation

the smallest suburban patch, How to Read Gardens will enliven, inform and, most importantly, increase the pleasure of your every future garden visit.

Lorraine Harrison

Lorraine Harrison has a masters degree in Garden History from the University of London and has written several books and magazine articles on the subject.

Dutch Formality STYLESFrench OF &GARDEN Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

HERBERT

Often rather misleadingly referred to as the ‘Versailles of Holland’, Het Loo originally dates from the 1680s. What we visit today is a 1970s restoration and re-creation.

Lorraine Harrison

The gardens at the Château de Versailles in France are the epitome of French style and derive directly from Italian Renaissance gardens. Adapted to suit the flatter terrain, the grand design is characterised by great expanses of still water and surface pattern. Parterres are placed close to the house to be viewed from above, long avenues radiate out from the house towards perimeter bosquets (shrubberies), intersected by walks. Impressive fountains, sculpture and balustrading abound. Out of the grandiose French style, smaller Dutch gardens developed in the 17th century featuring hedges, topiary, statuary and, of course, canals and tulips.

Planted patterns

Box Hedging

Box Hedging

The French developed and refined the style of bedding known as the parterre. The most elaborate, parterres de broderie, are positioned closest to the house, with simpler designs at a greater distance. These complex arabesque patterns derived from the heavily embroidered clothes of the period. Flowing intricate designs are bordered in low-growing box with flowers and foliage plants grown in the beds. Some compartments are filled with raked coloured materials such as coal dust or sand.

Sand/gravel

Clipped Topiary

Box hedging

The BUILDINGS View on High GARDEN

Purpose

Although you will find towers of varied designs, the tendency is for them to be more architecturally correct and less fanciful than a lot of garden structures. They strike a sombre note, adding an air of gravitas to a scene. Some, especially in public spaces, may commemorate a person or event.

Sand/gravel

Sissinghurst Castle, Kent, England

Imposing and substantial structures, like Sand/gravel towers, often pre-date their surrounding garden, such as the one at Sissinghurst, which is Elizabethan.

Clipped Topiary

Belvederes and towers are among the most conspicuous buildings found in gardens. The word belvedere is Italian for ‘beautiful to see’ and refers to a high structure, often a tower, affording spectacular views. Known as watch towers or prospect towers, many originally served a defensive function and were later commandeered for pleasurable purposes. However, others have been built just to impress, and dominate a landscape visually for great distances. The intention is that such buildings should be looked at, as well as looked from, serving as eye-catchers or focal points.

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Style

Towers may be Classical, gothic, round, square, pointed or castellated in design. They vary in height considerably and are often positioned on high ground, further accentuating their importance. The higher the tower, the more affluent its owner.

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Clock tower

Location

As its name suggests, a clock tower is a tower with at least one clock face set within its structure. Many have four, one on each façade, thus enabling the time to be seen at a distance from multiple viewpoints.

Clock towers are more common in public parks than private gardens, although small clock towers can be incorporated into other functional garden buildings such as gatehouses or stable blocks. 183

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How to Read Fashion Fall 2010

HOW TO READ

FASHION

How to Read Fashion identifies the main fashion trends of the past 200 years. From Neo-Classical to Gothic, Empire, Flapper, and Romantic, the defining characteristics of each “look” are explained. Both dip-in reference and a stylish resource, this book will equip you with the visual vocabulary to understand, and interpret styles.

A crash course in understanding styles

Fiona Ffoulkes has lectured in textiles and fashion at St. Martins College of Arts in London and at the American University in Paris.

Prada DESIGNERS & BRANDS Black satin backpack

Prada gained a reputation for innovation in the 1980s by producing bags in modern materials. Instead of the expected leather, bags were created in matt nylon and, as in this image, a satin finish.

Fiona Ffoulkes

Although it is a company with historic roots, Prada has a reputation for a style that is eccentric, intellectual and undeniably “modern.” The company was created in 1913 by Mario Prada, selling luxury objects including leather cases, watches, and evening bags. Since 1978, it has been run by Mario’s granddaughter Miuccia and has branched out into selling clothing, shoes, perfume, and even mobile phones.

Bottle top skirt, 2007

Art Nouveau tunic, 2008

Miuccia Prada has said that the fabric is 90% of the work in clothing design, and the company works closely with Italian textile mills to produce unusual fabrics. This 2007 skirt shows jewel-like aluminum decoration which looks like bottle tops.

In 2008, Prada worked with US artist James Jean to create a romantic mix of references for their summer collection. These combined the curved lines of Art Nouveau, the light fabrics of Ossie Clark in the 1960s, and a fantasy world of fairies and flowers.

Contradictory fabric, 2007

Prada’s 2007 collection featured 1940s turbans and daywear in duchess satin, a fabric normally reserved for evening. Miuccia Prada has said that it is contradictions such as this that make her work contemporary.

Stiletto Shoes FEMALE ACCESSORIES The term “stiletto” derives from the slim dagger and was first used in the 1950s to describe shoes that had heel tips of just 1⁄4in. diameter. This was technically possible for the first time as a supporting metal shaft was used within the heel. Stiletto shoes have once again generated excitement and sales for fashion houses in recent years, and the highest ever thin heels of 5–6in. have been produced by top shoe designers such as Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo, and Pierre Hardy.

Peacock skirt, 2005

One of Prada’s most talked about garments was this skirt from 2005, with real peacock feathers. Extravagant and technically difficult to produce, it pushed the boundaries between haute couture and ready-to-wear clothing.

Marie Antoinette shoe, 2009

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This platform shoe, with Christian Louboutin’s signature red sole, has a 6½in-high heel. It is one of a limited edition produced with the embroidery house Lesage. The design is inspired by Marie Antoinette, whose portrait sits at the front of the ankle strap, and it is trimmed in ribbon like an 18th-century bodice.

Evening shoe, 1960s

Stiletto, 1990s

Manolo Blahnik’s creation combines a 1950s stiletto heel with a modern curved cut-away front. The uppers have a delicate silk brocade inspired by 18th-century styles.

Designed by Roger Vivier for Dior, this silk court evening shoe has a classic 4in stiletto heel. The 18th century-inspired decoration of beads, thread and silver shows off the stiletto by stopping just over the top of the heel. It is further highlighted by the contrasting, shiny black sole.

The original stiletto

Pirelli shoe, 1980s

Manolo Blahnik is credited with reviving stilettos in the 1980s. The leather Pirelli tyre print uppers of this design makes a connection between the sexy power of high-speed cars and high-heeled stilettos. 184

The commercial (as opposed to the fetish) stiletto originated in the early 1950s and is usually credited to the French designer Roger Vivier—although some claim it originated in Italy. This example, dating from 1954, is a fine chisel-toed, silk court evening shoe with an upper and heel covered in tulle.

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HOW TO READ THE LANDSCAPE

How to Read the Landscape Fall 2010

HOW TO READ THE

LANDSCAPE

How to Read the Landscape will change the way you view the physical world. It explains the principles of geography, geology, and geomorphology, and shows how knowledge of geological time, plate tectonics, and landforms can help you to “read” the great outdoors using a series of classic landforms, and beautiful progressive artworks.

A crash course in interpreting the great outdoors

Rob Yarham writes widely on wildlife, conservation, and the landscape of Britain.

Robert Yarham

David Robinson, consultant editor, is Reader in Physical Geography at the University of Sussex.

EARTHThe Earth’s Structure

Robert Yarham 

The Earth has a total circumference of 40,000km (24,900 miles) and a diameter of 12,732km (7,911 miles). At its heart is an inner core, essentially a ball of solid metal, mostly iron and nickel, around which is the outer core, comprising molten metals. Surrounding this is a thick layer, about 2,200km (1,370 miles) in depth, of dense silicate minerals that form the mantle. Floating on top of the mantle is the thin, hardened and brittle layer of the crust. The crust and the rigid part of the upper mantle, to which it is fused, form the lithosphere, the rocky base of the landscapes covering the planet’s surface.

Consultant Editor David Robinson Blue dot

The Earth’s cool, blue, water-dominated surface belies its fiery interior. The temperature of the inner core is thought be around 4,700ºC (8,500°F). The heat rises through the outer core of liquid metal to the mantle, where temperatures can reach 3,500ºC (6,330°F).

Driving forces

Ridge building

The heat generated in the Earth’s core rises up through the rocks of the mantle, creating rising currents of heat. These currents cool as they move towards the top of the mantle and then fall back down again, driving the movement of the plates on the Earth’s crust.

The discovery of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a volcanic mid-oceean ridge about 1,000km (620 miles) wide by 2,500km (1,550 miles) high where new oceanic crust is created, provided evidence to support the theory that the crust was continuously growing and moving.

Fossils PROCESSES Continental plate

Fossils present a rare, tangible glimpse of how a landscape and the life that inhabited it were once so different. Although it is not easy to see fossils – the remains or traces of ancient plants and animals are rarely preserved – they can be found in sedimentary layers of rock that have been recently exposed by wind or water erosion, particularly in cliff faces. Such rock layers may once have formed the floors of rivers, lakes or oceans where the remains of underwater creatures, such as molluscs, kinds of plate: continental plates (or sial, were buried.

Oceanic plate

semi-molten mantle

Going with the flow

Thanks to seismology and ocean exploration, we now know that rigid plates float on top of the semi-molten mantle (or asthenosphere), their movements being driven by the convection currents rising and falling in the mantle. There are two

rich in the materials silica and aluminium) which are very deep and are made from older, lighter granite rocks, and the oceanic plates (sima, Seabed silica and magnesium) which are thin but made from very dense, younger basalt rocks.

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New layer of sediment covers ammonite

Turned to stone

For an animal or plant, or its remains or traces, to be preserved in stone a rare chain of specific circumstances must take place.Perhaps the most common form of fossilisation is that which happens in sedimentary rock. The body of a sea creature, such as the ammonite above, drops to the sea bed where bacteria 36 L A N D S C A P E

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Lives past

The cliff face and beach at Lyme Regis in Dorset, constantly eroded away by the waves, reveal the layers of fossilised sea creatures that perished on the sea bed millions of years ago.

More sediment falls

Insect encased in Amber

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Huge forests across the world grew around ??? mya

Layers crush lower sediments, turning them into rock

consume its soft tissue. Layers of sand quickly bury it and are slowly compacted so that they turn into rock. The minerals in the sediment gradually replace the molecules of the shell with their own molecules, thus preserving the shell. Eventually, the layers of rock are uplifted and then exposed by erosion to reveal the fossil.

Other fossil forms

There are many other forms of fossilisation, such as being frozen in ice, preserved in airless and waterless conditions in a desert, or trapped in amber, but you are unlikely to find such fossils walking in the landscape.

Fuel for thought

Marine organisms can be buried to form limestone or crushed in sand to form sandstone. Fossil fuels are produced when plants are buried and, in certain conditions, they eventually form coal, oil and gas. The dead vegetation piles up to form layers of peat The peat is compressed to form lignite and then coal, and eventually anthracite

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Avian Architecture Spring 2011 AVIA N ARCHIT E CT URE

AV I AN A R C HITECTUR E HOW BIRDS DESIGN, ENGINEER & BUILD PETER GOODFELLOW

Birds are the most consistently inventive builders, and their nests set the bar for the best nature has to offer in terms of functional design.

PETER GOODFELLOW

Avian Architecture deconstructs every type of nest by rendering it as an architectural blueprint, annotating in detail the construction and engineering techniques. The combination of cutting-edge text, intricate illustration, and beautiful photography reveals the science and significance of the humble nest. Peter Goodfellow is a retired school teacher and lifelong birdwatcher. His previous publications include Birds As Builders, and Shakespeare’s Birds amongst others.

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The Book of Fungi Spring 2011 The Book of Fungi features 600 of the most remarkable fungi from around the world. Life-size photography creates an explosion of color, shapes and forms, and is supplemented by illustrations and a modern, scholarly text. Dr. Peter Roberts is Senior Mycologist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Shelley Evans has lectured on fungi for 15 years. THE BOOK OF

FUNGI

From mushrooms & toadstools to truffles & morels, a life-size guide to the world’s species Dr. Peter Roberts & Shelley Evans

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The Book of Leaves Fall 2010 The Book of Leaves celebrates and categorizes the wealth of diversity found in each leaf’s shape, color, texture, and structure. 600 varieties of deciduous trees are examined, using photos taken on a lightbox to capture every detail. Allen J. Coombes is Botanist at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire, UK. Zsolt Debreczy is Research Director of the International Dendrological Research Institute, USA.

THE BOOK OF

LEAVES

ARALIACEAE

ARALIACEAE

LEAF TYPE LEAF SHAPE LEAF SIZE ARRANGEMENT BARK FLOWERS FRUIT DISTRIBUTION HABITAT

Palmately lobed Rounded To 10 x 10 in (25 x 25 cm) or more Alternate Gray with shallow fissures, often with large conical spines Small and white A small, spherical, blue-black drupe about 1⁄4 in (5 mm) across East Asia Forests

LEAF TYPE LEAF SHAPE LEAF SIZE ARRANGEMENT BARK FLOWERS FRUIT DISTRIBUTION HABITAT SYN.

Variable Variable To 8 X 21⁄2 in (20 x 6 cm) Alternate Dark gray Small and greenish white in rounded clusters, borne in panicles at the ends of the shoots A small black drupe, flattened on 2 sides and about 1⁄4 in (5 mm) across China, North Vietnam Streambanks, scrub, and forest margins in the mountains Pseudopanax davidii (Franchet) Philipson

Up to 100 ft (30 m)

Up to 40 ft (12 m)

KALOPANAX SEPTEMLOBUS

METAPANAX DAVIDII

CASTOR ARALIA

METAPANAX DAVIDII

(THUNBERG) KOIDZUMI

ANACARDIACEAE

The Castor Aralia is a large deciduous tree of broadly columnar to rounded habit, producing its small but profuse flowers in summer. The bark and stout shoots are often armed with sharp spines. It is the only species in the genus. In its native regions the leaves are eaten as salad and the bark is used for its medicinal properties. Trees with deeply lobed leaves are sometimes called var. maximowiczii.

A leaf by leaf guide to the world’s temperate trees

Metapanax davidii is a small evergreen tree, sometimes shrubby, flowering in summer. LEAF TYPE Pinnate LEAF SHAPE Oblong has in outline Although this species been cultivated for more SIZE To 7 x 4 ⁄ in (18 x 12 cm) thanARRANGEMENT 100LEAF years itAlternate has had a long history of name BARKhas Palebeen gray-brown changes and placed in seven different FLOWERS Small and individually inconspicuous, reddish; male and female flowers genera, at one time listed on separate plantswith a group of related FRUIT A small, red, nearly spherical drupe about ⁄ in (5 mm) long, ripening to species mainly from New Zealand. The currently brown or blackish DISTRIBUTION Mediterraneanonly region,two southwest Asia accepted genus contains species. 1

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BARK FLOWERS FRUIT

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DISTRIBUTION HABITAT

Rocky places, woods and scrub

Up to 33 ft (10 m)

PISTACIA TEREBINTHUS

CHIAN TURPENTINE TREE MILLER

The leaves of the Chian Turpentine Tree are pinnate, strongly aromatic, and up to 7 in (18 cm) long and 41⁄2 in (12 cm) across. They have as many as 11 ovate to oblong, untoothed leaflets up to 23⁄4 long (7 cm) and 11⁄4 in (3 cm) across. The terminal leaflet is usually present but is sometimes lacking or much reduced in size.

Actual size

LEAF SIZE ARRANGEMENT

Pinnate Oblong to obovate in outline To 18 x 8 in (45 x 20 cm) Alternate Gray-brown, smooth or with shallow fissures Small, creamy white in large panicles at the ends of the shoots A small, red, nearly spherical drupe to 1⁄4 in (5 mm) across and covered in soft hairs East and Southeast Asia Mountain woods

SIMILAR SPECIES The only other species in the genus, M. delavayi, also from China and Vietnam, is shrubby and has the leaves distinctly cut into as many as five leaflets.

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ANACARDIACEAE

LEAF TYPE LEAF SHAPE

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SIMILAR SPECIES The Castor Aralia differs from maples (Acer), some of Up which to 33 ft (10 m) have similarly shaped leaves, and from the sweetgums (Liquidambar) in the spiny shoots, and in the very different flowers and fruits.

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The leaves of the Castor Aralia are up to 10 in (25 cm) or more long and across, borne on a long petiole to 20 in (50 cm). They are alternate on long shoots but in clusters on short shoots, and dark green above, turning yellow or reddish in fall. The 5–7 lobes are triangular with a toothed margin, ending in a taper-pointed tip. The depth of lobing is very variable, and while most leaves have lobes that reach from one-third to two-thirds of the way to the base, some are cut almost to the base.

The Chian Turpentine Tree is a widely distributed, deciduous tree of spreading habit, flowering in spring. It is related to and hybridizes with the pistachio nut (Pistacia vera) for which it is used as an understock for grafting. All parts of the tree are aromatic and a turpentine can be obtained from the trunk. The bark is cut in June with an axe and the syrupy turpentine oozes from the trunk and is collected. This was particularly common The leaves of Metapanax davidii are very variable in shape and the up totree 8 in its on the island of Chios in the Aegean, which gives (20 cm) long and 2 ⁄ in (6 cm) common name. An oil has been made the young green across. Theyfrom are leathery in texture dark green above, fruits, which are collected in and lateglossy summer and can bewith used to 3 veins from the base; they can be oblong to ovate, make cakes or as a substitute forsimple butter.and Plants that lack adivided terminal into 3 lobes or, more rarely, with leaflet have been called P. palaestina, butleaflets. intermediates occur. 3 separate 1

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RHUS CHINENSIS

CHINESE SUMACH MILLER

The Chinese Sumach is a deciduous spreading tree of loose, open habit, producing its showy large panicles of small white flowers in late summer. It is used as an ornamental tree, popular for its large flower clusters and fall color. This species has frequently, and incorrectly, been called Rhus javanica. SIMILAR SPECIES The Chinese Sumach is distinct from most species in the genus because of its distinctly winged rachis. The North American Shining Sumach (R. copallinum) also has this, but has more numerous leaflets and is shrubby. Actual size

SIMILAR SPECIES The Chian Terpentine Tree is sometimes confused with the Mastic tree (P. lentiscus), which is evergreen, usually a shrub, and has fewer leaflets. Hybrids between the two species are inter mediate. The more similar P. atlantica, from North Africa and western Asia, has a narrowly winged rachis.

Actual size

The leaves of the Chinese Sumach are pinnate with a winged rachis, and are up to 18 in (45 cm) long and 8 in (20 cm) across, borne on hairy shoots. Bright green above, paler or bluish green and hairy beneath, they turn yellow, orange, and red in fall. Each leaf comprises up to 13 ovate, toothed leaflets, which increase in size toward the end of the leaf.

Actual size

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The Book of Shells Spring 2010 The Book of Shells curates a collection of 600 of the most significant seashells. Each shell is reproduced life size, and the book is arranged by genus and size, providing easy identification and comparison. Magnified details enable us to appreciate the diversity of pattern, while line drawings reveal variation in structure—all accompanied by a cutting-edge text from leading scholars. Dr. Jerry Harasewych is Curator of the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the Smithsonian Institution.

THE BOOK OF

SHELLS

Dr. Fabio Moretzsohn has a doctorate in Zoology and is Assistant Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor of Biology at the Harte Research Institute in Texas.

A lifesize guide to identifying and classifying six hundred of the world’s most signficant seashells Jerry Harasewych & Fabio Moretzsohn

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A Potted History of Vegetables Fall 2011 The nostalgia of growing vegetables is unquestionably in vogue. A Potted History of Vegetables embraces this idea by reacquainting the reader with the origins, nature, and peculiarities of the world’s produce. Combines reproductions of the finest nineteenth-century botanical illustrations and a miscellany of fascinating facts and extraordinary histories. Mike Darton is a writer with a passion for digging up trivia and tracing the traditions of words and objects.

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A Potted History of Fruit Fall 2011 Did you know that the pineapple was discovered by Christopher Columbus? That apples were thrown as wedding proposals in ancient Greece? Or that the word “banana� comes from the Arabic for fingers? Discover the origins and properties of over 100 fruits and marvel at the finest botanical paintings ever produced. Mike Darton is a writer with a passion for digging up trivia and tracing the traditions of words and objects.

Fruit A delicious, DIP-IN kitchen cornucopia

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30-Second Economics Spring 2010 30 -SECOND ECONOMICS

30-SECOND ECONOMICS

In these times of financial crisis, the economic consensus of the past 15 years is dead. What seemed an esoteric discipline relevant only to bankers and academics is now important to all of us. 30-Second Economics takes the 50 most significant economic theories of the past 120 years, and challenges financial high-flyers to explain them to the general reader in half a minute, using no more than two pages, 300 words, and one picture. This is the ultimate “Crash� course in economic theory.

The 50 most thought-provoking economic theories, each explained in half a minute

The 50 most thought-provoking economic theories, each explained in half a minute

Editor Donald Marron

Donald Marron is visiting professor at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute in Washington DC, teaching public finance and microeconomics. He has had a diverse career as a professor, consultant, and entrepreneur, and from 2002 to 2009 served in various senior positions advising Congress and the White House.

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The ATlAs of lAnguAges Mapping language around the globe Consultant Editor: Professor Peter K Austin Director, Endangered Languages Academic Program, SOAS

The Atlas of Languages Spring 2012 The Atlas of Languages shows the flux and flow of languages, from the inexorable spread of Spanish and English to the discreet growth of minority languages like Creole and Hebrew. Uniquely, language is set in a geo-political context, comparing its progress to environmental and sociocultural factors such as wealth and religion. There are specialized orthographical maps, and the status of extinct and endangered languages is illustrated, as is the growth of sign languages. An accompanying CD-Rom has samples of endangered and extinct tongues and details of the people who speak them. Peter K. Austin has published eight books on minority and endangered languages. He holds the M채rit Rausing Chair in field linguistics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

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B U L L E T P RO O F F E AT H E R S

B U L L E T P R O O F F E AT H E R S science inspired by nature

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Bulletproof Feathers Spring 2010 Over the last 30 years, biomimetics—the science that studies design solutions in nature and applies them to engineering—has come to the fore. Even though we all use practical applications of biomimetics, such as Velcro, most of us know little about its basic principles. Bulletproof Feathers offers a beginner’s guide to the theories, history, and discoveries of biomimetics. Robert Allen is Professor of Biodynamics and Control at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Southampton.

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Castles Fall 2011 Castles takes a uniquely architectural approach to deconstructing all forms of fortification, showing how the architect, stonemason, and engineer evolved to repel the destructive power of artillery. Using stylish engravings, punctuated by “anatomies” and featuring cross-reference panels, this book provides both a fascinating narrative and an essential visual reference for the general and military historian.

A global history of defensive architecture: ancient, medieval & modern David Nicolle

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is a military historian and writer specializing in the Middles Ages. He studied at SOAS and worked for the BBC Arabic Service. the conce ntric castle

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The Concentric Castle Kidwelly Castle, 14th century

f Engineering: using the land

Kidwelly Castle was an imposing statement of Norman power. Built in the 12th century, it was developed, altered, and added to during three centuries of Anglo-Welsh conflict—a chronicle in stone of the evolving medieval fortress. The original ringwork castle was one of a series built by the Normans to secure their southern Welsh conquests. In the mid-13th century, the de Chaworth family constructed a square inner ward with four round corner towers and portcullis gates to the north and south, thus transforming Kidwelly into a concentric castle, with an inner and outer ring of defenses. In the early 14th century, the present outer defenses were constructed. The semi-circular outer wall was heightened and strengthened to form a stone curtain wall with a wall walk and a series of semi-circular towers. A small gate was inserted on the north side, while on the south the Great n Structure: gatehouse e The Great Gatehouse forms an Gatehouse was constructed, massively architectural highlight of Kidwelly. Built on three-stories, it is designed strengthening the defenses. So tall was as a self-sufficient structure which the new curtain wall that the four inner can be held independently if the rest of the castle is captured. The towers had to be heightened to maingate passage has a tower on either tain an effective field of fire. Although side with basements that function as storerooms or prison cells. The captured several times by the Welsh in ground floors have guardrooms at the 12th and early 13th centuries, the the front and one has a prison to the rear. On the first floor is a large hall, castle proved impregnable thereafter, accommodating the inner portcullis surviving intact into the Tudor period. and murder hole. The quarters of the constable are on the second floor.

Like other well-constructed castles, Kidwelly is built in a location that enhances its defensive capabilities. The original ringwork castle was founded on a steep ridge overlooking the River Gwendraeth at its upper tidal limit. The river provides a natural defense, and little further strengthening is needed on that side. The river is also useful as a means of access to the sea, thus forming a link in a chain of new strongholds controlling a major coastal route.

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Kidwelly Castle was part of a larger Norman settlement, covering around eight acres. The settlement’s line of defenses can still be traced in the form of an earthen bank and ditch that surrounds it on all sides except for the east. The plan of existing roads probably follows the original layout.

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The keep, the central tower of the castle, is usually the most well-defended area. It often provides the main living quarters, storage for arms and food, and the well.

The key points for the defense

Plan: concentric walls e

Before the arrival of gunpowder in the late fifteenth century, permanent fortifications were the dominant means of both controlling and defending territory. During the medieval period, tried and tested defensive features, from drawbridges to ditches, were imitated and adapted for use in a variety of fortified structures, including castles, walls, towns, cities, monasteries, and harbors.

A square inner bailey is defended by four round towers, which overlook a semi-circular curtain wall on the landward side, with the massive gatehouse next to the river. The river prevents this being a truly concentric plan. However, a jutting tower, as well as the river itself, protects the riverside walls, and the final plan is very strong. As with all concentric castles, Kidwelly’s strength lies not in its keep but in its walls, which are set with strongly fortified gatehouses and with towers at regular intervals around their circumference.

A strong stone wall is built around the outside of the keep. Between the keep and the wall is the enclosed area known as the bailey.

Bartizan

The bartizan is a small turret or look-out projecting from a wall and supported by corbels.

Mural towers can be square, rectangular, polygonal, round, or D-shaped.

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Multi-purpose towers

Mural towers sometimes serve as miniature keeps, while also defending the curtain. Some function as a chapel, living space, kitchen, or prison.

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Small towers project vertically from fortresses. They are used to provide a projecting defensive position allowing covering fire to the adjacent wall.

Ditch

Oubliette

The ditch can be a moat filled with water, or an area lined with sharpened sticks.

The oubliette is a type of hidden dungeon accessible only from a hatch in a high ceiling.

Drawbridge

Stairs

Interior rooms often have wooden staircases, while walls and towers have stone stairs. The newel stair, in which a spiral stair revolves around a central column, is common.

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The castle’s entrance is its weakest point, so priority is given to building a strong gatehouse. Often this is the first part of the castle to be rebuilt in stone. Placing the gatehouse near a moat or keep gives it added protection.

Battlements

Defenders raise the far end of the drawbridge by hauling on ropes or chains.

Arrow loops

Arrow loops allow defenders to fire bows from cover. Rare before 1190, they begin as a simple vertical slot, less than two inches wide at the outside, and average between 3 and 12 feet in length. In the late 12th century, a splayed foot is introduced, which widens the defenders’ field of fire.

Battlements, or crenellations, are a classic defensive feature of medieval fortified walls. An embrasure, or crenel, is an opening in the wall used to provide a firing point. The intervening merlons provide cover for defenders.

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Tweetonomics Fall 2010 Tweetonomics explains the 140 most important economic terms and concepts in 20 “tweets” or less. By limiting the explanations in each “tweet” to 140 characters, there’s no chance of them getting unnecessarily complicated.

tweetonomics everything you need to know about economics

Katie Huston studied her Masters in Global Political Economy at Sussex University. Daniel Mackie has been a cartoonist for 12 years for the Financial Times, and the Economist.

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What is liberalism? Liberalism is an economic philosophy which says that the free market is the best way to organize the economy. Liberals think the state should not intervene in the economy. They came up with the phrase “the nightwatchman state”. For liberals, the state should only make sure the market works freely and that private property is not violated. The free market will get you the best result because it allocates resources in the most efficient way.

Katie Huston

This happens because of the law of demand and supply, which makes sure markets clear out—no surpluses or shortages in a free market.

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If no one distorts the market and everyone knows everything that’s going on, then the market settles at equilibrium.

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If something goes wrong, the market will solve the problem on its own. The government shouldn’t intervene. It will only make things worse.

What is neo-liberalism? Neo-liberalism is an economic philosophy inspired by liberalism. Most times it refers to the policies which replaced Keynesianism after the 70s. Neo-liberals think the most important thing a government should get right is to keep low inflation not full employment. Like liberals, neo-liberals think the state shouldn’t intervene in the economy. It always makes a mess of it.

That’s why neo-liberals believe that central banks like the Federal Reserve should be independent from the government. You don’t want politicians telling central bankers to lower interest rates so that unemployment doesn’t go up. And unemployment? Well, it’s the unions’ fault because they distort the labor market, otherwise it would regulate itself as it always does. If you try to reduce unemployment by cutting interest rates, then you get inflation—and that’s the last thing that you need. If you had to pick the three things a neo-liberal loves most, they’d be: privatization, deregulation, and flexibility of the labor market. Tweetonomics | HOW THE ECONOMY WORKS | 17

What is redistribution?

What is credit?

Redistribution is when the government intervenes in the economy to shift income from one group of people to another. Simply put, credit is borrowed money: you get Most times people believe that redistribution something benefits thenow—like money, goods, or services—by agreeing poor rather than the rich. A kind of modern Robin Hood. to pay for it later. Credit is usually given by banks. When you use a credit That’s why it’s associated with progressive taxation— card, take out a home mortgage or get a loan to buy a car, taxing the rich to give to the poor. you’re buying on credit. The best example is income tax. Rich people pay higher is useful: it can help you buy things online or taxes and this money is paid out to poor people Credit in the form abroad, spread out costs of big buys, or allow you to start of welfare benefits. a small business. Corporation tax is another example of redistribution. you buy on credit, you owe money, so you’re in The government taxes corporate profits and thenWhen uses it debt. And you owe more than you spent—thanks to interest, for welfare programs. a fee for taking out credit. Supporters of redistribution say it makes the system less If you don’t pay back a debt, you default. No lender wants unjust—you need to reform capitalism. that, so banks use credit ratings and do credit checks before lending money.

What is a credit crunch? A credit crunch is when credit is harder to obtain. That means banks are less willing to lend money to people, businesses, and each other. It can happen when many people default on loans, when market prices fluctuate, or when government makes new laws about lending. It’s also fueled by fear: if banks are scared that other banks have no money, they don’t give any credit. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy.

In a credit crunch, banks make tougher rules for loans, so people whose credit was good enough before can no longer get a mortgage. Credit costs more: interest rates are high because banks want to cover their risk, so mortgages are expensive and credit card rates go up. Stock markets also fall, because with less money and credit available, confidence drops. That’s why investments and pensions are worth less. When credit is more expensive and harder to come by, investment in business and consumer spending falls, too.

What caused the 2007 credit crunch? Before the crunch, credit was very easy to get, and people took on credit which they couldn’t pay back. The biggest factor was that banks in the US gave mortgages to people who wouldn’t usually qualify, called ‘sub-prime mortgages.’ Banks made risky sub-prime loans because they had higher interest rates and opening fees, so they were a good way for banks to make money. When house prices fell, many people couldn’t pay their mortgages. Banks lost a lot of money, so they lent less and charged more for it. The defaults didn’t just affect one bank; they hit a complicated web of banks and companies, which turned it into a global credit crunch. Banks sold sub-prime mortgages to other banks, agencies, and companies—anybody heard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac?

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A guide to interpreting and understanding what your mind is trying to tell you while your body sleeps Dr Jennifer Parker

DREAMS + NIGHTMARES

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Dreams & Nightmares Spring 2010 Dreams & Nightmares offers a new way of exploring the illusory world created by our minds at night. “Ordinary dreaming” and “nightmares” are often treated separately; here they are treated as two sides of the same phenomenon, reflected in the two-sided structure, fusing the yin and yang of dream life. Based on current, scientifically-based yet accessible information, each half of the book mirrors the other. Explore what dreams/nightmares are, why we have them, and how to deal with them. The works of Freud, Jung, and contemporary theorists are used to help interpret 100 dream/nightmare common symbols and recurring themes. Dr. Jennifer Parker is a lecturer in research methods and consciousness studies at the University of the West of England.

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Sleep Manual Spring 2010

WILFRED R. PIGEON Ph.D.

sleepmanual EDITOR MICHAEL J. SATEIA M.D.

sleepmanual

Insomnia has been described as an epidemic in the USA yet a simple answer to such a common problem seems hard to find. Sleep Manual explains common sleeping disorders and suggests ways in which insomnia can be tackled and sleep made more relaxing and restorative, through exercises on an incorporated CD-Rom.

training your mind and body Includes audio CD with soothing and effective relaxation exercises

to achieve

Dr. M. J. Sateia, is director of four sleep disorder centers and an expert in sleep disorders.

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE SLEEP?

THE SCIENCE OF SLEEP

We have already established that sleep is a dynamic process in which the brain and body are each being rejuvenated while still performing vital functions. A variety of changes occur as we cycle back and forth between non-REM and REM sleep several times each night. Many of these changes can be monitored by polysomnography (PSG), the overnight measurement of physiological signals. These include electroencephalography (EEG) to measure brain-wave activity, as well as measurement of eye movements, facial muscle tone, heart rate, breathing, blood oxygen concentrations, and leg movements. Other changes that occur during sleep can only be assessed via more intrusive methods, such as blood tests and brain imaging.

LEARNING ABOUT SLEEP

BELOW Adequate amounts of

good-quality sleep are needed to feel refreshed upon waking.

NON-REM SLEEP Non-REM sleep is composed of three distinct stages of sleep, each defined by its unique EEG, eye movement, and muscletone patterns. These stages are called Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 sleep. Until recently, Stage 4 was also recognized, but it was so similar to Stage 3 sleep that the two stages are now combined. The brain activity captured by EEGs is defined in terms of its speed in cycles per second (or Hertz [Hz]) and by the size of the individual brain waves (or amplitude).

Dr. Wilfred Pigeon is Assistant Director of the Sleep & Neurophysiology Research Laboratory at the University of Rochester.

STAGE 1 SLEEP As we close our eyes and prepare for sleep, the EEG pattern slows from its fast waking rhythm to a lower 8–13 Hz. As we enter sleep, the EEG is comprised of a mix of waves that are low in amplitude and are predominantly in the 4–7 Hz range, the eyes begin a slow rolling movement, and muscle tone relaxes somewhat. In its initial few minutes, Stage 1 sleep is very light. People may still be aware of environmental noises and have some active, though progressively disjointed, thoughts or visual images. If sleep is not interrupted here, Stage 1 serves as a brief five-minute transition between waking and Stage 2 sleep.

STAGE 2 SLEEP The transition to Stage 2 sleep is marked by the appearance of two novel EEG features, the sleep spindle and the K-complex. These occur over the backdrop of the 4–7 Hz low-amplitude EEG profile. Sleep spindles are dense bursts of EEG activity in the 12–14 Hz range that last between 0.5 and 1 second. The K-complex is a single EEG wave that is both slow (approximately BELOW Each state of consciousness and stage 2 Hz) and high in amplitude. This stage may last 15–30 minutes:IS SLEEP? WHAT of sleep has a unique brainthere are few, if any, eye movements, and muscle tone is What is sleep? It pattern is such a simple activity measured by question. Yet this unchanged from Stage 1. STAGE 3 SLEEP The transition to Stage 3 sleep occurs as slow wave activity (0.5–2.0 Hz) with high amplitude that begins to build during Stage 2. When any 30-second stretch of sleep contains at least 20 percent of these slow waves, it is considered Stage 3 sleep. This stage, which is also known as slow-wave sleep, and more colloquially as deep sleep, may last 20–40 minutes. If depth of sleep is measured in terms of how difficult it is to arouse someone from sleep, this is the deepest part of sleep.

electroencephalography (EEG). question has challenged a variety of great and produced a multitude of perspectives. Is sleep the “chief 50 µv sec nourisher” in life, as the 1playwright William Shakespeare wrote, or is it “perverse as human STAGE 1: 3–7 cps—Theta Waves Theta Waves nature,” as depicted by the poet Ogden Nash? STAGE 2: 12–14 cps–Sleep Spindles and K Complexes K Complex Sleep Spindle as in so much of life, is both. Today, The answer, you would think that modern science would be this question to three DELTA SLEEP: more (Stages 3 andprecise. 4) / –2 cps—DeltaYet Waves >pose 75 µv sleep researchers and you will elicit a set of related yet totally unique responses. Let us REM SLEEP: Low Voltage–Random, Fast with Sawtooth Waves Sawtooth Waves explore, however, what these researchers are most likely to agree on.

thinkers years The EEG Profile of thethroughout Different Stagesthe of Sleep AWAKE: Low Voltage—Random, Fast

DROWSY: 8–12 cps—Alpha Waves

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LEARNING ABOUT SLEEP

EDITOR MICHAEL J. SATEIA M.D.

WILFRED R. PIGEON Ph.D.

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LEFT Most people agree that a lack of nourishing sleep leads to fatigue and drowsiness during the daytime.

Poetic Perspectives on Sleep

BELOW Experts’ opinions vary, but

most now agree that sleep is not a suspension of consciousness but an active conscious state.

SLEEP AS AN ABSENCE OF WAKEFULNESS In the twentieth century it was widely believed that sleep was a progressive withdrawal from wakefulness and the waking world. Merriam-Webster’s dictionary described it as “a periodic suspension of consciousness,” a state of hibernation, if you will, somewhere between waking and death, in which not a whole lot was happening. This fit the available evidence that basic physiological processes slow down as we enter sleep. The heart rate decreases, breathing slows down, and brain waves, which were first measured in humans in Germany in 1927, also slow down when we close our eyes. The notion that sleep was simply being “unawake” also fit in with most personal experiences of sleep as a cessation of mental activity. SLEEP AS AN ACTIVE CONSCIOUS STATE In 1936, the first electroencephalographic (EEG) recording of sleep in humans took place at Harvard Medical School. What was observed led to a major paradigm shift. The sleeping EEG was slower than the waking EEG, but it was not unitary. In fact, an entire set of different EEG patterns was observed during the same brief sleep period. The perspective now evolved to sleep being not only unique from wakefulness, but also being a dynamic, active state during which plenty is happening.

“Sleep, that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care, The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds, great Nature’s second course, Chief nourisher in life’s feast.” WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, MACBETH

“Sleep is perverse as human nature, Sleep is perverse as legislature... So people who go to bed to sleep Must count French premiers or sheep, And people who ought to arise from bed Yawn and go back to sleep instead.” OGDEN NASH, READ THIS VIBRANT EXPOSÉ

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BEAUTIFUL CHICKENS

Beautiful Chickens Spring 2011 With 40 breeds showcased, there’s a wealth of information on each breed, a short history of poultry rearing, and some candid reportage from behind the scenes. Christie Aschwanden is a journalist, and poultry farmer in Colorado.

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Beautiful Cows b e aSpring u t i f u l2010 cows Fine features? Check. Huge eyes? Check. Well-proportioned and elegant lines? Yes, those too. But these supermodels – though fully deserving of the term – aren’t human: they’re cows. Washed, brushed, combed and polished, they’ve travelled from all over the world to grace these pages, and each has won its place with plenty of fine qualities above and beyond pure physical beauty. every portrait is backed up by a full description of its subject breed’s history, key features, origins and distribution, but it will be the models themselves who hold your attention – from the sleek little black Dexter to the subtly-hued Jersey and the noble Brahman, every member of this exclusive club has intrinsic star quality.

Hot on the heels of Beautiful Sheep and Beautiful Pigs, here come the best in bovine beauties. Top breeds from around the world are featured, and there are behind-the-scenes shots of primping and preening at the agricultural shows. Val Porter has written several books on livestock including Field Guide to Cattle and Keeping a Cow.

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Cannabis Trips Spring 2010 Cannabis tr ip s

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Cannabis Trips journeys to the key points of cannabis culture around the globe. From t r ip s Amsterdam coffee shops to the Mardi Grass festival ofbyNimbin Bill Weinberg in Australia, it offers a Cannabis Trips isguide the alternative to traveler’s totravel theguidehighest places on the some of the highest places on the planet. You will planet. It is, inincluding fact,festivals the and first travel book to leave take trips to 25 destinations, cities that have a particular appeal to a cannabis no turn unstoned. culture connoisseur. This book smokes a blunt

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in Barcelona, shares a chillum in Varanasi and rolls a joint on the beaches of Koh Tao. Expect to find palm trees, jaw-dropping mountain scenery, exceptional club life and vibrant café cultures. The final chapter covers five of the most fascinating, but dangerous, regions on the planet where you’ll find cannabis and a whole lot more. Full of local information, history and culture, this book offers you the trips of a lifetime.

Bill Weinberg is a New York-based print and radio journalist who covers human rights and ecological issues all over the world. Bill was the news editor and editor-at-large at High Times magazine, sponsors of Amsterdam’s legendary Cannabis Cup, for ten years.

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How Many Elephants in a Blue Whale? Fall 2010

MARCUS WEEKS

This book reveals the world through visual equivalents, so that size, speed, and mass make immediate sense. Discover how many times higher than Monsieur Eiffel is his Tower, and how many Eiffel Towers there are in Mount Everest. A trivia-lover’s compendium, combining instant graphics with irresistible knowledge.

HOW MANY ELEPHANTS IN A BLUE WHALE? 28

Marcus Weeks is a collector of dictionaries whose published titles include A Measure of Everything. He also weighs the same as 63 chihuahuas.

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JUST DESERTS? ANOTHERHEAD

The polar ice caps aren’t the only areas getting smaller; the world’s rainforests are also being cut down to make way for more profitable business. Estimates of the depletion vary, from 2 American football fields to 600 parking spaces every second, or an area 30 times the size of the Pentagon every minute. In other words, we’re losing roughly a quarter of a Wyoming of rainforest every year (3 Waleses, for British readers) — maybe even more.

MEASURING WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW IN TERMS OF WHAT YOU DO

But those dry places pale in comparison with the frozen wastes of the polar ice caps, even though they’re shrinking at an alarming rate. The Antarctic and the Arctic ice sheets each cover about 1.5 Saharas. Or 55 Wyomings, if you must.

Compare this with the Hundred Acre Wood frequented by Winnie the Pooh. An equivalent size of rainforest is flattened every minute and a half.

ANTARCTIC DESERT 13,829,430 KM²/5,339,573 SQ MI ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET COVERS AN AREA OF ALMOST 14 MILLION KM²

SAHARA 9,100,000 KM²/3,320,000+ SQ MI

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In contrast to the seas and oceans, there are also vast areas of the world where there is no water at all. The Sahara, for example, which is more than 3.5 times the size of the Mediterranean Sea, and covers about one third of Africa. Just over the Red Sea is the Arabian Desert at just under 1 Med — about twice the size of the Gobi, or three Kalahari deserts.

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units of length started out as comparisons with parts of the body.

A Hole in One What about the ozone layer? We all know there’s a hole in it — but how worryingly big is it? Well, at its largest, in September 2006, its average size was twice the area of Antarctica, and a good bit bigger than North America. The good news is that it seems to be gradually shrinking now.

ARABIAN DESERT 2,330,000 KM²/900,000

GOBI DESERT 1,300,000 KM²/500,000 SQ MI

LENGTH & DISTANCE

LENGTH & DISTANCE

The foot is an obvious example, but people also measured in hands, spans (the width of an outstretched hand), cubits (the length of a forearm), digits (the width of a finger) and so on. The inch was originally the distance between the top of a man’s thumb and the first knuckle — hence the “rule of thumb” meaning a rough measurement. Which is what we are interested in: rough measurement. Just about everyone has paced the length of a room to get an idea of its size in yards or metres. Standardisation has meant the widespread adoption of the metre as the basic unit of length, and while this has led to increased accuracy of measurement, we’ve lost touch with some of the old rough-and-ready ways of saying how long something is.

27,453,874 km² 10.6 million square miles

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Winging it Coincidentally, the Leonardo is just about the same as the wingspan of the Bald Eagle (and maybe patriotic American readers would prefer the BE to the Len as a unit of length). Although that’s quite a span, it’s not as big as the condor’s (one and a half Lens), and is beaten hands down by the mighty albatross, which can stretch its wings up to two Lens. But the all-time prize goes to

Little monsters At the other end of the scale, even the monsters of the insect world are better measured with something smaller than the Leonardo. The span, for instance: the distance between the tips of thumb and little finger of an outstretched man’s hand — around 9 inches (ca 23 cm). A White Witch moth’s wingspan, the largest of the lepidopterans, can reach a span and a quarter, much the same width as the biggest spider by leg-span, the Goliath

BLUE WHALE = 15 LENS (000 FT/00 M)

From September 21 to 30, 2006, the average area of the ozone hole was the largest ever observed GREAT WHITE SHARK = 6 LENS (000 FT/00 M)

Ask an angler the size of the one that got away, and he won’t tell you in centimetres; he’ll spread his arms, like that “Proportions of Man” drawing by Leonardo da Vinci. Now that’s a unit we can all understand — let’s call it the Leonardo (Len for short). The Leonardo comes into its own when describing other animals, and helps us to get into perspective the size of creatures we may never come across.

DIPLODOCUS = 14 LENS (000 FT/00 M)

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How to Plant a Tree Spring 2010 Trees hold a special place in our hearts, as symbols of nature’s strength and longevity. This book explains exactly how to plant and care for a tree, but also looks at the symbolism of trees, and details their traditional uses. Daniel Butler edits Tree News, the in-house magazine for the Tree Council, and is the author of Urban Dreams, Rural Realities.

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How often do you need help that is beyond best mortal friends? You’ve lost that file, your lovelife’s flatlined, the dog’s eaten your dinner... Well, saints have patience that is virtually inexhaustible, and this book has 100 of them to help with pretty much any situation. Browse through the seven life areas or go straight to the emergency section, where saints are indexed by name and by the occasions on which they could be most useful. There is also a list of feast days so you can find your birthday saint. Best of all, there is a weblink to a free microsite, from where you can download saintly icons for your cell or computer, so that help and inspiration are always at hand. Tim Muldoon is a catholic theologian and writer. He currently teaches at Boston College.

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DO DOG HOW TO HAVE INTELLIGENT FUN WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND

Smart Tricks for Every Dog Fall 2010 Almost every dog can master a few tricks above and beyond the basic sit/down/stay training. Smart Tricks for Every Dog looks at a whole range of possibilities to teach your pet, and takes his or her size, character, and enthusiasms into account. Step-by-step photographs break each trick into easy stages, while helpful text explains how to build your pet’s trust in you. Sophie Collins is a writer and editor with an interest in dog behavior. Her previous books include Tail Talk (Chronicle) and Why Does My Dog Do That? (Metro).

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Trott’s Porcine Miscellany Fall 2010 The pig occupies our dinner plate, our farmyard, our imagination and our literature. Trott’s Porcine Miscellany is a celebration of the pervasive pig, an irresistible outpouring of porcine facts, embracing the essential, the trivial, the intriguing and the extraordinary.

TROTT’S PORCINE MISCELLANY

Mike Darton is a writer and editor with a passion for words, and a fascination with animal-related words and phrases. His published titles include Spott’s Canine Miscellany, and Socks’ Feline Miscellany.

Trott’s Porcine Miscellany

Trott’s Porcine Miscellany

A LACK OF PIG CONSTELLATIONS In modern astronomical catalogues and charts there are no constellations at all named after any of the family Suidae. This is another unusual feature of the uniquely individual pig, for most mammalian forms are represented in the night sky in one form or another. The situation is similar with the names of individual stars. However, because many star names derive from Arabic, this piece of pig trivia may not be quite so surprising since the Arabs (like most Semitic peoples) regard the pig as an animal generally unworthy of special attention. But away from Arabic influences, pigs were not always left out in the cold, astronomically. The two known pigs in the heavens are: j the star cluster called the Hyades (in the constellation Taurus), which rural folk in Italy during ancient Roman times called Suculae, ‘the piglets’ j the constellation Orion, which the Anglo-Saxons seem to have given the alternative epithet of ‘the boar-throng’.

BIG PIG

T h e l a r g e s t p i g in recorded history would seem to have been ‘Bill’, owned by Burford Butler of Jackson, Tennessee. In 1933, Bill weighed a massive 2,552 pounds (1,157.59 kg), was 9 feet (2.47 m) long, and with his belly dragging along the ground – he was physically unable to move otherwise – was 5 feet (1.5 m) tall. More recently, a pig reared in China was officially measured at 1,980 pounds (898.1 kg), 8 foot 3 inches (2.51 m) long with a girth just less, and tusks 5¾ inches (14.6 cm) in length. Chinese statisticians (not to mention politicians) were hopeful that all records would be beaten – when in 2007 the pig suffered heart failure through lack of exercise, and expired on the spot.

Trott’s Porcine Miscellany

and to a child when it cries, ‘Give to a pig when it grunts and a bad child.’ and you will have a fine pig Danish proverb

MICRO PIGS

A P I G - H E A D EMD P A R O D Y

icro pigs are bred from miniature pot-bellied pigs crossed with Tamworths, Kune Kunes and Gloucester Old Spots. They are tiny but perfectly formed pigs that in two years from birth are fully grown yet only some 13 inches (33 centimetres) tall and a maximum of 65 pounds (29.5 kilograms, 4 stone) in weight. Advertised as ‘fantastic pets ... low-maintenance ... easy to toilet-train ... very loving’, they have since the mid-1980s become popular as house pets for the wealthy youth of North America and northern Europe. But there are some severe drawbacks to having a micro pig as a house pet, as outlined by more than one expert on pig husbandry. Pigs are essentially outdoor animals and may become aggressive and destructive when kept indoors, biting their owners and wreaking havoc with furniture and curtains. Moreover, in most countries they are classified as herd farm animals and must be registered and licensed as such, which further involves the continual keeping of records on medical health and treatment, on feeding regimes (with schedule and quantities), and on any changes of location. –14–

PIGS & ROBBERS

THE PIGS’ FOUNTAIN

SPOIL THE PIG NOT THE CHILD

T h e c i t y o f A a r h u s (Århus), Denmark, prides itself on being the cultural capital of Jutland, a shining example of the nation’s heritage. At the foot of the tall building that is the City Hall, in the main City Square, is a fountain known as Grisebrønden, ‘the pigs’ fountain’, which features a multiplicity of jets of water spurting

I t wdirections. a s i n t hThe e mbasic i d -1960s in many sculp-that viewers of US TV police crime-andseries might have been (at least initially) shocked to hear the police turedetection of the fountain is a contented, being called not justsharp-nosed, ‘the cops’ but ‘the pigs’. ‘Pig’, after all, is in quite a few if somewhat unusually (including sowlanguages with a number ofFrench pigletsand in German) a term of abuse, but this usage was more carefully casual than closeperhaps attendance. The ensemble is abusive, although it must still have been resented by the police officers of the time. Yet ‘pig’ as a term for a law officer brightly described in tourist literaolder than the 1960s. In fact, the earliest printed record of the term in ture isas far ‘drooling and peeing’. Enough dates from apparently in London, England, in relation to a said.that Butusage it is nothing like 1811, The Little Bow Street Runner. Mermaid in Copenhagen.

GONE FERAL

HOG’S BACK, THE WORLD OVER

Hog’s of Back – partpigs of the  The release Over the last 50 years, the accidental (or deliberate) domestic NorthanDowns, Surrey, into areas and environments where they constitute alien species has southeastcaused ern England, between Farnham and considerable local disruption. The pigs’ omnivorous diet, their aggressive behaviour in unfamiliar surroundings, and Guildford. the way they rootle with their The Hog’s Back Falls (officially snouts in and on the ground may all together overturn an intricately balanced but rarely called the Prince Wales ecosystem that has no residual defences. Pigs may eat small animals that doofnot Falls) –the a cascade of artificial rapids know to see them coming, and they may destroy ground-level nests or on Rideau River Ottawa,The Canada, scrapes of birds that are accustomed to quite the different forms ofinpredator. just run north of where the Rideau Canal Invasive Species Specialist Group, a commission under the auspices of the splits off. includes feral pigs on International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Eastern Cape, South  Hogsback, the list of the world’s 100 worst invasive species. Feral pigs have become a real Africa – a scenic touristZealand. village and menace in North and South America, Hawaii, Australia and New nature reserve near three prominent mountain ridges said to resemble – 1 5 – bristles on a hog’s back.

 The Hogsback – a precipitous section of mountain road in southern Utah, USA (between Calf Creek and Boulder).  Hogs Back – a promontory on the isle of Sark, in the Channel Islands, off northern France, which can be reached by a narrow causeway with precipitous cliff sides.  Hogsback – name of a steep climb on the south side of Mt Hood, Washington State, USA, not far from Mt St Helens and Mt Rainier.  Hogs Back – a virtual reality for MechWarrior4: Vengeance games.

A LITTLE PIG GOES A LONG WAY

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he movie Babe – of which ‘A little pig goes a long way’ is the subtitle – was made in 1995 primarily in Robertson, New South Wales, Australia, and features the story of a young pig who wishes to be a sheepdog. A combination of real and animatronic pigs and border collies, together with award-winning visual effects particularly for the dialogue, give a startlingly ‘realistic’ presentation. The movie was released on video in 1996 and on DVD in 1999. By 2001 it was also possible to buy on DVD the 1998 movie sequel, Babe: Pig in the City (subtitle: ‘In the heart of the city, a pig with heart’). –12–

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SIGNS OF A HEALTHY PIG The healthy pig is active and alert, and appears highly interested in life. It eats well and consistently, it has a sleek haircoat, and its tail is tightly curled. Its body temperature is 39.2ºC (102.5ºF). There are many visible signs that a pig is, conversely, feeling under the weather. Apart from not eating well, a rough haircoat and listlessness, there may be symptoms such as diarrhoea, coughing, and/or an unwillingness to move. On the occurrence of any combination of these signs, the pig’s temperature should be taken. If it is two degrees or more above normal, a vet should be called. These days, most common pig disorders and ailments can be successfully treated and cured with the appropriate medication – if the treatment begins early enough. THE PIG & THE PIBROCH ‘I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the manmade sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.’ Alfred Hitchcock (1899–1980), film director

THE GOLD-BRISTLED BOAR In Norse mythology, Gullinbursti (‘the gold-bristled’) was a boar that had been magically forged in the furnace of the dwarf brothers Brokkr and Sindri (also known as Eitri). They had been set a wager by the god Loki that they could not fashion anything so marvellous as the three items he had purloined from the chief god Odin (a spear), the great goddess Freya (a ship) and the giantess Sif (her golden hair). The forging took much time and effort, as detailed in the Prose Edda, but the finished creation was indeed marvellous. What was so special about Gullinbursti was not just – as Brokkr boasted – that the boar could travel through air and water better than any horse, but that the bristles in its golden mane glowed with light that lit up the trees on the earth, the sky above and the sea away below. In one version of the story, Brokkr gave Gullinbursti to Freya’s brother Frey, who used the boar as one of two that pulled his divine chariot. But in another version it was Freya herself who received the boar and was able to travel on its back from her own hall of half of the glorious slain to Odin’s hall of the other half of the glorious slain (Valhalla), using the light emanating from its mane to penetrate the darkness on the way. –13–

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The Original Vampire Diaries Spring 2010 the original vampire diaries

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Good evening. My name is Count Vladimir Dracula. Velcome to my diary. I hope that it vill prompt you to invite me into your hearts. Perhaps you are vondering why I am writing this blurb myself, as vell as editing and writing the diary. I undertake this task because no one else could pay my vork the respect it is due. I know that you vill be humbled and seduced vhen you read about my thrilling unlife, my exquisite vives, and my extensive blood cellar.

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Count Vladimir Tepes Dracula is the world’s best-known vampire, a pillar of undead society. April 7

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Many hours were passed in the attic in the unwilling presence of my permanent artist-inresidence. He is naturally attached to his job but found it hard to disguise his envy when I completed another masterpiece in my ongoing collection of Descent into Night paintings, each gradual, glorious moment captured in subtle, imperceptible shades that range from Twilight Grey to Bestial Black. The paintings now number 20 and will climax at 66, when I vill have the critics frothing at the mouth at my exhibition. I plan to stage it in the dungeon, with lighting arranged to show off every slight but meaningful nuance to perfection.  

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Cat’s Cradle Fall 2010

Cat’s Cradle 50 Games you can play with string

Cat’s cradle games are found everywhere from Australian schoolyards to Alaska, where Inuit children play them using threads of sealskin. There must be something universally joyful about knotting string into a loop and arranging it around your fingers in beautiful patterns. Here, all the string games you could ever want are threaded together in one compact book. All the figures are shown in easy-to-follow illustrated steps. There are games for all ages, and there’s even a readymade string loop to get you started. Sophie Collins is a writer with an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional games. Her previous titles include Shadow Art, a guide to creating shadow puppets.

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Gourmet Crochet Spring 2010

C H RISTE N H A D E N & MA RIA ROS A S A L A

Gourmet Crochet

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Gourmet Crochet

A smorgasbord of delicious crochet options, from sushi to dim sum and crudités to sandwiches

Offbeat and charming, Gourmet Crochet is an Cute, quirky and uncannily offshoot from the amigurumi craze: bite-sized realistic, these little pieces are fun to create – and make treats great thatgifts, onlytoolook edible. If you have a bit of a Packedtooth, with time-friendly sweet there’s a chapter of treats to enjoy, projects – whether you want a quick snack or a full meal, you from the cutest cupcakes to a whole gateau. can make the right pick to fit the time available But if you want to get your teeth into something a bit more substantial, try the steak sandwich.

A yummy yarn cookbook

C HRISTE N HA DE N & MA RIA ROSA SALA

Christen Haden is an amigurumi artist with a flair for making mouthwateringly good crochet designs.

Natural Goodness

Fruit Salad

TROPICAL FRUIT

sc stitches in this row using dark green yarn—this will give you a wider green stripe, fasten off.

Maybe apples and strawberries are a bit too commonplace for your fruit salad? If you like a more exotic mix, try this selection— featuring everything from pineapple to star fruit, all sliced up and ready for the bowl.

TO MAKE UP THE WATERMELON SLICE

When you have made a second piece, align the two pieces of crochet, right sides out, and whipstitch them together using matching yarn. Either cut small watermelon seeds in black felt and stitch them to the slice (see photograph of the finished piece for placement of the seeds), or, alternatively, use black yarn to embroider on seeds with large, overlaid stitches to give them a little texture.

UL BOOKS WATERMELON SLICE (make 2 pieces for each slice) This juicy, bright pink fruit seems to drip with flavor. But don’t choke on the seeds! YOU ALSO WILL NEED • Small quantities of worstedweight yarn in bright pink, bright green, and dark green • A small scrap of black felt or a short length of black worsted-weight yarn (for the watermelon “seeds”)

PERSIMMON SLICE Sour when it’s green, persimmon ripens to a luscious orange-pink. ROW 1 using bright pink yarn, ch 2,

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YOU ALSO WILL NEED • Small quantities of worstedweight yarn in bright orange and bright pink

Fruit salad of fruit? The fruit salad here should meet most of your vitamin C needs for the day—if intake can be measured in yarn, that is. The fruits shown here have been worked in worsted-weight cotton yarn, but wool or wool-mix will work just as well provided that it’s a worsted weight.

KIWI SLICE (make 2 pieces for each slice) The sharp, acidic green of kiwi will give your salad some extra pizazz.

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• U.S. size E crochet hook • Worsted-weight yarn in the suggested colors (each pattern calls for only a small amount of each color of yarn) • Tapestry needle (for weaving Sl in yarn ends and sewing ic e up seams) • Scissors • Some pieces need a 23 little stuffing—choose a lightweight custom toy stuffing

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YOU ALSO WILL NEED • Small quantities of worstedweight yarn in bright green and ecru • Black six-strand embroidery floss (you will be using all six strands) • Embroidery needle

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When you have made the second piece, align the two pieces, right sidesNatural out, andGoodness whipstitch them together using matching yarn. Thread an embroidery needle with black floss and make six long stitches at intervals from the center of the slice toward the edge, checking the photograph for placement. Finishathe thread off bowl Fancy refreshing invisibly in the center of the slice.

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RND 1 using bright orange yarn, sc 6 in magic ring, sl st to close round {6 sc sts} RND 2 ch 1, sc 1 in same space as prev. sl st, [sc 2 in next st] all round, sl st to close {11 sc sts}

TO MAKE UP THE KIWI SLICE

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ROW 9 ch 1, turn, [sc 2 in next st, sc 5] twice {14 sc sts} ROW 10 ch 1, turn, [sc 2 in next st, sc 6] twice {16 sc sts} ROW 11 using bright green yarn, ch 1, turn, sc across {16 sc sts} ROW 12 ch 1, turn, sc across, making each stitch in the following manner {16 sc sts} Pull the first loop of the sc through, using bright green yarn, and make the second loop of the stitch using dark green yarn. If you want a thicker rind, make all of the

Fold the crochet piece in half, right side out, and whipstitch closed all round the edge in bright pink yarn. Make two stitches in the orange area of your segment—check the photograph of the finished piece for placement. Finish off the yarn invisibly in the middle of the slice.

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twice {4 sc sts} ROW 3 ch 1, turn, [sc 1, sc 2 in next st] twice {6 sc sts} ROW 4 ch 1, turn, sc across {6 sc sts} ROW 5 ch 1, turn, [sc 2, sc 2 in next st] twice {8 sc sts} ROW 6 ch 1, turn, [sc 3, sc 2 in next st] twice {10 sc sts} ROW 7 ch 1, turn, sc across {10 sc sts} ROW 8 ch 1, turn, [sc 2 in next st, sc 4] twice {12 sc sts}

TO MAKE UP THE PERSIMMON SLICE

RND 1 using ecru yarn, sc 6 in magic ring, clean color change sl to close round {6 sc sts} RND 2 using bright green yarn, ch 1, sc 1 in same space as prev. sl st, [sc 2 in next st] all round, sl st to close round {11 sc sts} RND 3 ch 1, sc 2 in next st, [sc 1, sc 2 in next st] all round, sl st to close round {17 sc sts} RND 4 ch 1, sc 1, sc 2 in next st, [sc 2, sc 2 in next st] all round, clean fasten off {23 sc sts}

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RND 3 ch 1, sc 2 in next st, sc 2 in next st, [sc 1, sc 2 in next st, sc 2 in next st] 3 times, sl st to close {19 sc sts} RND 4 ch 1, sc 3, sc 2 in next st, [sc 4, sc 2 in next st] 3 times, sl st to close round {23 sc sts} RND 5 ch 1, sc 1, sc 2 in next st, [sc 2, sc 2 in next st] 3 times, clean color change sl st to close round {31 sc sts} RND 6 using bright pink, ch 1, sc 2, sc 2 st in next st, [sc 3, sc 2 st in next st], clean fasten off {39 sc sts}

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Mariarosa Sala specializes in crocheting copies of everyday objects to create designs that inspire, excite, and amuse.

PATTERN GAUGE Using worsted-weight yarn and a U.S. size E crochet hook, 5 sc x 5 rows = 1" x 1"

APPLE SLICE Do you prefer your apples green or red? You can make this in either color or perhaps make a mixture. If you want a green apple, just exchange the red yarn for green. YOU ALSO WILL NEED • Small quantities of worstedweight yarn in ecru and red • Dark red six-strand embroidery floss (you will be using all six strands) • Embroidery needle

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RND 1 using ecru yarn, sc 6 in magic ring, sl st to close round {6 sc sts} RND 2 ch 1, sc 1 in same space as prev. sl st, [sc 2 in next st] all round, sl st to close {11 sc sts} RND 3 ch 1, sc 2 in next st, sc 2 in next st, [sc 1, sc 2 in next st, sc 2 in next st], sl st to close {19 sc sts} RND 4 ch 1, sc 3, sc 2 in next st, [sc 4, sc 2 in next st], sl st to close round {23 sc sts}

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RND 5 ch 1, sc 1, sc 2 in next st, [sc 2, sc 2 in next st], clean color change sl st to close round {31 sc sts} RND 6 using red yarn, ch 1, sc 2, sc 2 in next st, [sc 3, sc 2 in next st], clean fasten off {39 sc sts} TO MAKE UP THE APPLE SLICE

Weave in any loose ends on the wrong side of fabric. Fold the apple slice in half, and whipstitch all round the edge in red yarn. Sew “seeds” onto the slice, using single stitches overlaying one another to make the slightly raised shape, and using the photograph to place them correctly.


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KING SIZE TOWEL ORIGAMI

King Size Towel Origami Fall 2010

This bumper collection of 50 projects

shows you how to fold your towels into

everything from vampires and zombies, to buildings, foods, and wild animals.

KING SIZE Alison Jenkins

King Size Towel Origami contains 50 witty projects for folding everything from your bathrobe to your beach towel. This supersized collection has step-by-step illustrated The book includes a complete guide to basic folds, shapes, sizes, and materials, instructions and lavish photographs. so that even beginners can quickly master the mysterious art of towel origami.

Alison Jenkins has many craft books to her name, and was at the forefront of the towel origami boom.

50 FANTASTIC FOLDING PROJECTS FOR YOUR BATH TOWELS, BATHROBES, AND BEACH TOWELS

ALISON JENKINS

TOWEL ORIGAMI

Each project includes a difficulty rating, step-by-step instructions, top tips, and a photograph of the finished piece, to guarantee success every time.

ALISON JENKINS

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Create Your Own Christmas Scene

Knitivity Fall 2010 Knitivity heralds a fresh slant on the traditional nativity scene. Designed for people with all levels of knitting skill, it encourages all family members to contribute. All the figures are child-safe, and have modern, stylish designs, and there are paper templates for a charming stable and manger background. To make this so much more than just a knitting book, the story of each character is told alongside the knitting instructions, and the traditional Christmas narrative winds its way through the book alongside beautiful combinations of artwork and photography. Laura Long gained a first class honours degree in textiles at Central St. Martins and has worked alongside fashion designer John Rocha.

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Paper Clocks Spring 2011 People are fascinated by clocks, by the intricacy of their mechanisms, and the styles of their faces. Paper Clocks presents six classic timepieces, from a cuckoo clock to an alarm clock, from a pocket watch to a grandfather clock. The book includes one mechanism and six sets of strong card templates featuring alternative faces and hands to allow you to customize your designs. Clear step-bystep instructions and diagrams ensure that construction runs like clockwork for beginners and experienced crafters alike.

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Kell Black is Professor of Art at Austin Peay University, Tennessee and a veteran paper engineer.

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The cuckoo clock made its first appearance in 17th-century Germany and has been adorning homes ever since. There are many regional variations in style but they all include the same typical motifs: leaves, pine cone weights, and a small mechanical figure. The paper version presented here is typical of the “deer head” style.

Grandfather clocks, also called pendulum clocks, longcase clocks, tall-case clocks, and floor clocks, owe their distinctive shape to the anchor escapement mechanism that required a very long pendulum with a narrow swing. Driven by weights on lengthy cables, these elegant pieces could run for as long as eight days without needing to be rewound.

Step 1 Assemble the base of the grandfather clock, pieces 1 and 2. Next assemble the waist, pieces 3 and 4. Fold the four gray flaps inwards and the four small white flaps outwards. Cut out the windows before gluing! Step 2 Lower the waist through the base and attach by applying a small amount of glue to the four white flaps. The black base of the waist should sit firmly on the table top. Let dry.

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Step 1 Attach 1 to 2 as shown. The flaps of 1 are glued to the gray tabs of 2. 1

Step 2 Fold and glue pieces 3, 4, and 5. Attach them to the front of 1 as indicated. Work in numerical order.

Step 3 Build the roof pieces 6 and 7 and glue them to the top of 1 and to the fronts of 3 and 4. When in place glue piece 8, the peak of the roof, to pieces 6 and 7.

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Step 5 Begin to build the stag’s head by lightly creasing the line in the antlers, piece 14, and then fold gently to give them shape. Construct the head, piece 15, and attach the antlers to the head. Attach this to the shield, piece 16, and glue the trophy to piece 1. Step 6 Finally, insert an AA battery into the mechanism and slide it gently through the hole in the face of the clock. Attach the hands (see instructions, page 7). Once you’ve hung the clock on the wall, hang the pine cone weights, pieces 17 and 18 (not shown in the diagram), in the holes on the underside of piece 1.

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Step 5 Cut out the hole for the clockwork spindle from piece 8 and assemble this mechanism housing. When dry, lower it through the hood and attach it to the support, piece 7, and to the inside walls of the hood. Attach the roof, piece 9, to the angled flaps on piece 8 and also to the inside of the hood.

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Paper New York Build Your Own Big Apple

Paper New York Fall 2010

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Kell Black

New York symbolizes the ultimate urban existence: over 8 million people in just 305 square miles. Paper New York presents 20 exquisite templates for creating New York’s architectural giants. Pressout, fold, display, and gaze in wonder at a sky-scraping mini metropolis. Chrysler Building

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■ Begin by assembling the main section of the building, Empire 1.

■ Begin by constructing the main body of the building, Chrysler 1.

■ Assemble Empire 2. When dry, attach to Empire 1.

■ While this dries, assemble Chrysler 2–4, which make up the distinctive art deco tower—they will nestle inside each other like Russian dolls. Glue the outermost piece, Chrysler 4, to the top of Chrysler 1, by applying a thin bead of glue along Chrysler 4’s bottom edge and positioning it in place along the outermost glue guidelines.

■ To build a more detailed version, where the spaces between the cables are cut out, begin here (if not, begin with the next paragraph). Using a sharp craft knife, and a metal straight-edge (to steady the blade) cut out the pieces between the cables on Brooklyn 3 and 4. .

■ This building consists of only one piece. First attach the sides, then the bottom and finally the top. The roof’s large rectangles are glued to their corresponding tabs, but the smaller sections are simply folded over and adhered with just the slightest touch of glue.

■ Begin with the body of Liberty herself, Liberty 1. To give her greater dimension, slightly curve out the piece lengthwise by rolling it gently over a dowel or round pencil. A subtle curve is all that is needed. Make sure to fold and glue her left hand in place on the tablet she’s holding.

■ Begin by folding the façade, Met 1, as indicated on the template. Don’t overlook the dashed valley fold.

■ Assemble the distinctive piers of the bridge, Brooklyn 1 and 2. Glue the rectangular tabs to those with the diagonal corners.

■ Admire Philip Johnson’s postmodern masterpiece!

■ Slightly round out pieces Liberty 2 and 3. Glue the pieces one on top of the other to give her toga dimension. Don’t forget to fold and glue the small triangular section on Liberty 2.

■ Build the base, Empire 3, making sure to leave the bottom flap open for now. ■ Build the spire, Empire 4, by gluing the two pieces spine to spine. Fold the two sections in half, then use a toothpick to apply a thin line of glue along the spine of one piece. With the two pieces folded closed, glue one to the spine of the other. Let dry. ■ Attach the main section to the base. Glue bottom flap closed. ■ With a tiny line of glue along the base of the spire (Empire 4), position it gently onto the top of Empire 2. ■ While up on the spire, keep an eye out for King Kong, Fay Wray and the biplanes.

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■ Glue Brooklyn 1 and 2 to the inside of Brooklyn 3, the first of the two spans. Align the tops of the piers with the top edge of the spans. ■ Glue the roadway into place. Begin with Brooklyn 5. Fold down the tabs and glue to the inside of Brooklyn 3. Be sure to line up the bottom of the tab with the bottom of the span. Repeat with Brooklyn 6 and 7. ■ Attach Brooklyn 4 to the rest of the structure by gluing the two piers to its inside. At this point the roadway is attached only on one side of the bridge. Push the unglued side down and slightly below the bridge, to easily apply glue to the remaining tabs. Push the section back up into the bridge, lining them up as before with the bottom of the span. ■ You may now travel from Manhattan to Brooklyn and back again!

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■ Attach the roof, Met 4, to the building, ensuring that you glue the gray tab at the front of the roof to the back of the crenellated façade.

■ Construct the base, Liberty 4. Observe the dashed line that indicates a valley fold! Mark, score and fold as indicated in the general instructions.

■ Attach the columns to the front of the building. Fold and glue the stairs, Met 5, to the building. Attach the completed building to the base, Met 6.

■ Apply a thin bead of glue to the bottom of Liberty 1 and gently place on the base. Hold for a count of twenty so that the glue sets.

■ When visiting the Met, be sure to look for Michelangelo’s The Study for the Libyan Sibyl, one of the finest drawings to be held in a museum in America.

■ Place a tiny dot of glue on either side of the torch and attach Liberty 5 over the flame. ■ From the observation decks in either Liberty’s crown or torch, take in the spectacular view of Lower Manhattan.

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Paper Kites Spring 2011 The tetrahedral kite is a uniquely versatile flying structure that lends itself to kit form as it is made up of small “cells� that are joined in a modular fashion to any size you want and in a variety of shapes. Paper Kites contains everything you need, including a step-by-step instruction book for building a four-cell version, and details of how to expand it, using the same materials, to 100 cells or more. A CD-Rom provides sail designs, ranging from traditional dragons to contemporary manga cartoons. Nic Compton is a keen kite maker and author of Paper Yachts.

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zombie cupcakes zilly rosen

from the grave

Zombie Cupcakes Fall 2010 Cooked up in the darkest of graveyards, Zombie Cupcakes presents a ghoulish army of delicious creations that appear anything but sugar-coated. Recipes range from Zombie Flesh to Zombie Brain, from Gravestones to Night of the Living Cupcake. All the cooking and icing techniques are included, and every recipe features stepby-step instructions for the baking and icing, alongside devilish illustrations and photography. Zilly Rosen lives in New York, where she runs her own business producing bespoke cakes.

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16 cupcake corpses

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Zombie Felties How to raise 16 gruesome felt creatures from the undead

Zombie Felties Fall 2010 Did you think all felties were lovable? Zombie Who would have thought that felt, floss, buttons, beads felties aren’tandcute atcould all. Here are 16 projects create anything quite so alarming? for creating every possibility from a gyrating Zombie Thrilla (in tribute to the late King of Pop), 16 grim little visions from a Zombie Bunny and even a Zombie Bride. an altogether darker new crafting universe

Nicola Tedman is a model-maker who has worked on In the Night Garden. Revolting yet compelling: You’ll

Sarah Skeate isinduce an illustrator with find that unknown forces you to craft every single one . . . a day job in publishing. She has an unhealthy attraction to zombies.

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Beautiful Beasts Wall Calendars 2011 This series of calendars showcases chickens, pigs, sheep and cows as you have never seen them before—polished, preened and styled to absolute perfection. The elegance and quirkiness of these adorable champion breeds are perfectly captured—a delightful treat for anyone.

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Beautiful Beasts Journals These charming journals are interspersed with portraits of some of the cutest, proudest, most unusual and handsome breeds.

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Beautiful Beasts Postcard Books Each book contains 30 different postcards featuring the very finest champion breeds. Each postcard is perforated for easy removal. Perfect for sending to friends and family, or simply just keep them for yourself.

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The Culture Vulture’s Record Book Spring 2010

1500 First black lead pencils used in England.

1510 ‘Anatomy’ by Leonardo contains drawings from life based on corpses that Leonardo has dissected; he does not allow his work to be published.

1500–27 The High Renaissance. Three decades of creative ecstasy. Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci are the supernovae in a crowded firmament.

Culture vultures everywhere will find this journal incredibly handy to carry around. It features timelines that plot the history of art, theatre, literature, film and music from ancient times to the modern day, and information boxes full of interesting facts and details about famous names and works from the past. For the vulture who likes to spread his or her wings, there is a gazetteer covering great places and festivals to visit in some of the most popular destinations around the world. 1519 Leonardo da Vinci dies. In his notebooks he had written, ‘While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.’

1837–40 New colours introduced into the oil painter’s palette: mauve, violet, bright green, intense yellow.

Don’t forget… Giulio Romano (c.1499–1546) was a painter and architect and was Raphael’s top aide. The religious and neurotic Mannerist pioneer Jacopo Pontormo (1494–1556) was positively influenced by Michelangelo. Agnolo Bronzino (1503–72), court painter to the Duke of Tuscany,

is now regarded to have produced stilted, overwrought, heartless work. Giovanni Battista Rosso (1494–1540) was the co-founder of Mannerism and, later, the Fontainebleau style. Francesco Parmigianino (1503–40), painter and etcher, was one of the most elegant of the Mannerists and yet… neurotic.

Watching paint dry Three years to paint a portrait! That was nothing for Leonardo da Vinci. Those who watched him painting his Last Supper (1495–7) used to say that he would spend whole days at a stretch standing with folded arms looking at his work before he could bear to paint another stroke –

1848 The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood is officially founded. Only Holman Hunt sticks to its principles.

1848–50 The Californian Gold Rush opens up the West Coast of America.

1849 Japanese ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai dies at the age of 89. He changed his pen name 33 times during his career, giving the old name each time to a student.

1877 Ruskin ridicules Whistler, calling his work ‘a pot of paint flung in the face of the public’, Whistler sues, he wins a halfpenny in damages.

and then he would disappear off again for the day. His love life was always a bit of a mystery, and some speculate that maybe he loved the woman in the Mona Lisa painting himself.

Don’t forget… Berthe Morisot (1841–95), pupil of Jean-BaptisteCamille Corot (1796–1875) and, more importantly, of Edouard Manet (1832–83), whose brother Eugène she married. Morisot encourages Manet to paint outdoors and to experiment with brighter colours from the 1870s. We are in her debt.

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A Fitness Journal for Gentlemen Spring 2010 This handsome journal showcases exercises that are ideally suited to the modern gent who may have neither the time nor the inclination to disrobe when he takes his exercise. It also includes inspirational quotes from some of the leading thinkers of the past and from Alfred Olsen, MD, and Ellsworth Olsen, MD, the fathers of fitness for gentlemen.

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My Manga Journal Spring 2010

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This colorful journal makes the perfect gift for manga lovers. Packed with illustrations of all sorts of people and creatures, it also features line artwork that the journal keeper can color in. It has a plastic cover to help to protect it for years to come and a pocket for keeping sketches, cuttings and other scraps for future inspiration.

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Fiendish Word Puzzles Fall 2010

a selection of the Devil’s own brain teasers

Brought to you by Satancorp

Pentagram Puzzler Number: 2

Other puzzle books may claim to be fiendish. Well, they don’t know the meaning of the word. This set of verbal challenges is the real McCoy, a seriously demoniacal product fresh from Satancorp, personally tested by Nicholas D. Satan, who has also kindly provided the foreword. Over 100 puzzles include crosswords, anagrams, rebuses, soundalikes, wordsquares, wordchains, verbal logic posers, word pairs, and many other diabolical enigmas. The answers are at the back, as we don’t really want you Number: 3 to spend your days in eternal torment. At least, not just yet.

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1. pair of rustic legwarmers 2. running anticlockwise 3. a comforter for bereaved women 4. the cry of the barn owl 5. a village too small to have a name 6. the area just behind a waterfall

PITCH …. LIFT

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A Gentleman’s Puzzler Companion Fall 2010

100 respectable word games & conundrums for the man of discernment Crossword Clues Across

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1. Ancient Oresman (5) 4. Letter from Greece is posted 4th class (5) 7. A very wet city! (8) 8. None of this could almost make you sick! (4) 9. Use this to tie things quickly (8) 11. A guitar that’s like a fish (4) 12. Blondie’s Bombshell? (6) 14. Bovine chicken? (6) 16. Famous image of a coin (4) 18. Talked about tranquilizers? (8) 20. Powder that nearly talks! (4) 21. An army of children, perhaps (8) 23. Faith in pastries? (5) 24. He pushes his way on board the boat? (5)

1. Take back farming machinery? (7) 2. Supposed to be te-man! (5) 3. Used to catch big profits (3) 4. Shamed for not saying your prayers! (9) 5. He wears his tie down to his knees! (7) 6. A salt you can find on a map (5) 10. You can’t live without this! (9) 13. What a husband may wear instead of a ball and chain! (7) 15. Section of a poem read backwards (7) 17. Winner of a boxing match (5) 19. Member of the quior is worth a few quid! (5) 22. Like a pork pie maybe? (3)

It is all too easy for an active, healthy young man to let his mind wander into impure ways of thinking, especially after a bout of vigorous exercise. This puzzler companion contains over 100 puzzles including crosswords, anagrams, rebuses, wordsquares, cryptograms, and other intriguing enigmas guaranteed to occupy all possible space in the young male cerebellum. The answers are at the back but we would presume to suggest that none of our respected readers ever No:1 Crossword stoop so low as to look at them.

FOREWORD BY CAPTAIN HARRY FAVERSHAM

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The Pregnancy Puzzle Book Fall 2010

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With over 100 puzzles to help keep those little grey cells as polished as possible, The Pregnancy Puzzle Book accompanies you from conception to delivery, and includes top pregnancy tips. The answers are at the back, although we realize that you may not really care by the time you get to week 40.

puzzle book Graded games to get you through the whole nine months

Spot the Dog Fall 2010 Spot the Dog contains 101 puzzles (a potent number on planet dog) of various levels of difficulty so that all the family (including the dog) can play. Reward yourself with a biscuit for every one you get right.

101 Canine Conundrums

The Pregnancy Puzzle Book

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FANTASY FEMALES 2011

Fantasy Females Wall Calendar 2011 This unique calendar showcases some of the very best contemporary fantasy artists and their incredible depictions of the female form. From damsels in distress to warrior women there’s a plethora of exotic art, featuring mermaids, fairies and other mythological and fantastical beings, all exquisitely painted.

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Gothic Art Now Wall Calendar 2011 The darkest imaginations unleash this fantastical calendar highlighting the pre-eminent artists working in gothic art today. From mysterious ladies that haunt graveyards to terrifying creatures of the night, this collection of bizarre and wonderful imagery will entice any fan of the darker arts.

Gothic2011 art now

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MANGA HEROINES 2011

Manga Heroines Wall Calendar 2011 This calendar of sumptuous paintings and lively illustrations includes a range of manga heroines, from strong historical warriors to feisty contemporary ladies, that will delight and inspire any fan of manga, shojo comics and anime.

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New Releases Leaping Hare

Crystal Prosperity Spring 2010

Crystal ProsPerity

C r y s ta l P r o s P e r i ty

Judy Hall

Today, everyone worries about money and it’s hard to know how to attract more money into our lives. Maybe we took up “cosmic ordering” with great enthusiasm only to find it hasn’t yet delivered. Wouldn’t it be beneficial to find an inner sense of security that is not dependent on outer circumstances? This book looks at how to attract abundance of all kinds into one’s life. It includes visualizations, affirmations, rituals, and layouts using crystals to help you make, and enhance, your own fortune. Judy Hall is the author of the best-selling Crystal Bible (Walking Stick Press/F&W, 2003), with over one million copies in print, as well as over 30 other books. For over 35 years she has combined crystals and astrology for maximum effect in her own life and those of her clients.

Create abundance in all areas of your life

Judy Hall

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Meditation and the Art of Beekeeping Fall 2010

Mark Magill

Meditation and the Art of Beekeeping

Meditation and the Art of Beekeeping Lessons from the Bees

Mark Magill

As bee populations around the world decline, beekeeping is gaining in popularity, even in urban areas. The Obama White House recently added beehives to its vegetable gardens on the south lawn. Beekeeping classes and hobby clubs are buzzing from San Francisco to New York City, as well as in countries around the world. Meditations in each chapter based on Buddhist practice help readers experience the tranquillity and simple pleasure of observing and interacting with the natural world. Mark Magill is a long-time beekeeper as well as a journalist, author and editor. He is author of Why is the Buddha Smiling? (Fair Winds, 2003) and was a contributor to Good Life, Good Death by Gelek Rimpoche (Riverhead, 2002).

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Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens Fall 2010

Clea Edelblute

Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens

Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens The Way of Hen

Clea Edelblute

Zen and the Art of Raising Chickens explores the entertaining, rewarding, and—yes—enlightening art of raising chickens in an urban or suburban backyard. It examines why keeping chickens has become so popular, as it addresses environmental issues, the locovore movement, and a shift in the way we want to live. The book includes the way in which hen-keeping can easily be fitted into a busy lifestyle. Clea Edelblute lives in Colorado with her husband, two children, two spoiled cats, four sweet chickens and suburban organic garden. She left her healing career to devote time to her children and writing career and now has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from National University.

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The Mindfulness Budget Fall 2010

Madonna Gauding

The Mindfulness Budget

The Mindfulness Budget Using Mindful Techniques to Improve Your Financial Health

Madonna Gauding

Mindfulness is a technique of focused awareness that has its roots in Buddhism. It makes the present moment vividly tangible, heightens the senses, and increases our ability to think clearly and make positive life choices. The Mindfulness Budget is a practical guide to using techniques of mindfulness to bring awareness to your struggles with money and to learn healthy new ways of managing your personal finances. Perfect for the current economic climate, this book will help readers use mindfulness techniques to improve their financial and emotional balance sheet. Madonna Gauding is a freelance writer with interests in meditation, mindfulness, and healing. She is author of the Meditation Bible, 365 Ways to Lead a Simple and Spiritual Life.

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New Releases Leaping Hare

The Mindfulness Diet Fall 2010

Madonna Gauding

The Mindfulness Diet

The Mindfulness Diet Using Mindful Techniques to Heal Your Relationship with Food

Madonna Gauding

The Mindfulness Diet is a practical guide to using the techniques of mindfulness to bring awareness and healing to one’s relationship with food. In the first section the reader learns the basics of mindfulness. In the second, the reader is guided on how to use these techniques to explore why, what, and how they eat, with the goal of making food choices that support their emotional and physical health as well as the health of the planet. The final section details what to do, to follow “the mindfulness diet,” including guidelines for natural weight loss, grocery shopping, restaurant meals, and daily and weekly food planning. Madonna Gauding is a freelance writer with interests in meditation, mindfulness, and healing. She is author of the Meditation Bible, 365 Ways to Lead a Simple and Spiritual Life.

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Leaping Hare New Releases

The

JOY of

MINDFUL

S EX Be in the moment & enrich your lovemaking

CLAUDIA BLAKE

The Joy of Mindful Sex Spring 2010 Based on the simple wisdom of mindfulness practices, The Joy of Mindful Sex shows how a mindful attitude—a joyful and attentive participation in the moment, free of worry about what should or shouldn’t be happening—can help us attain a more vibrant and delightful relationship with our sexuality, our partner, and ourselves. The book draws on spiritual traditions such as tantra and shows how to combine values, awareness, fun, and pleasure for a truly satisfying experience. Practical issues such as safe sex are discussed, and there are exercises and games to play that release our inhibitions and expand our sexual horizons. Claudia Blake is the author of two fiction titles, as well as a number of popular culture titles published under different pen names.

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Just Published Art & Design / Ivy Reference

How to Read Pattern Fall 2009 How to Read Pattern narrates the evolution of textile pattern through the history of man-made design. It studies the decorative art of pattern from classical times to the 20th century. The chapters are thematic and the topics include geometric, floral, natural forms, abstract, and conversational patterns. Extended captions focus on identifying distinctive themes, colors, and layouts. Clive Edwards is Reader in Design History at Loughborough University. He has authored many books on textile design.

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Ivy Reference / Art & Design Just Published

HOW TO READ SYMBOLS

HOW TO READ

SYMBOLS

A crash course in the meaning of symbols in art

SYMBOLS

How to Read Symbols is a pocket guide to the wealth of symbols and icons that have been his information-packed volume provides an accessible to the archetypal symbols from used inprimitive used in guide art around the world the art and design of different cultures. By taking a regional approach, only explores origins and a regional times to theit not modern day.theAdopting meaning of each symbol, but also invites the reader to appreciate the artistic of symbols within cultures approach, thestyle book examines the origins, and to cross-reference them to the style of similar motifs style,inand meaning of the most significant elsewhere the world. Beginning with an introduction symbolism andof its beautiful symbols—shown in tothe context use in art, the book then explores the depiction of symbols continent continent. Each chapter shares art and as by individual glyphs. A crash course in the meaning of symbols in art

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the same thematic approach, enabling the reader to compare regional approaches to representing sacred figures, identity, symbolic systems and allegory. Beautiful colour photographs set the symbols in context, and illustrations enable the reader to visualise everything from Egyptian hieroglyphs to Western heraldry.

Clare Gibson specializes in symbolism, art, and history, and is the author of Signs & Symbols.

Clare Gibson HERBERT

How to Read Symbols HOW TO READ Fall 2009

Authoritative but accessible, this handbook will appeal to anyone who has ever been intrigued by the meaning and style of an Egyptian ankh, an exquisite Hindu mandala or a magical pentagram.

Clare Gibson

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Just Published General Reference / Ivy Reference

The Grammar of the Ancient World Fall 2009 This sourcebook offers a uniquely visual approach to exploring the cultures of the classical civilizations of ancient times. It combines historic engravings with a modern commentary, exploring common themes across the Egyptian, Roman, Greek, and Mesapotamian civilizations, and using maps and timelines to set them in the context of contemporary cultures.

The Grammar of

Dominic Rathbone is Professor of Ancient History in the Department of Classics at King’s College London where he has taught Greek and Roman history since 1985. The ultimate visual guide to the greatest civilizations of ancient times Editor Professor Dominic Rathbone

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Ivy Reference / General Reference Just Published

The Indispensable Book of Practical Life Skills Fall 2009 The Indispensable Book of Practical Life Skills is a mentor, a tutor, a driving instructor, a mum, a dad, a grandparent, a scout leader, and a coach—all rolled into one. Dividing life into four sections, and then subdividing its challenges into manageable chapters, this is the most practical manual on the planet. Nic Compton is an annoyingly practical person who has worked as a skipper, guide, teacher, parent, and writer.

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Just Published Ivy Press

Green’s Not Black & White Fall 2009 Worried about saving the planet? How can the concerned Earth dweller know what to do for the best? Green’s Not Black & White is the answer. It presents the green givens, and sets them against their counterarguments in a pithy, graphic, illuminating style. It explodes the myths, cuts through the slogans, and offers suggestions for what to do for the best. Dominic Muren lectures in Industrial Design at the University of Washington and is a regular writer for Treehugger.com.

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Santa’s Diaries Fall 2009

DIARIES

What price does Santa pay for being the embodiment of ho-ho-ho and good cheer once a year? Find out in this candid journal, as Santa pours out his heart and reveals intimacies and secrets hitherto unguessed at: his lack of selfesteem (is he loved only for his presents, not for himself?); and the Great Bauble Scam of ’83. J.M. & V.C. Tannenbaum are writers and editors who usually work in the reference field but seldom together owing to sibling rivalry.

A Year of Mayhem, Merriment, and Miracles at the North Pole Nicholas F. Christmas delivered by

J.M. & V.C. Tannenbaum

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Just Published Ivy Press

d The Slightly Dangerous Book for Wimps Fall 2009

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The Slightly Dangerous Book for Wimps is a parody for our times, when safety regs and scare stories reduce us all to quivering wrecks. For the yellow-bellied and jelly-spined, the ever-so-slightly-risky life skills include crossing the road; shaving without sharpness; talking to girls; and flossing.

Book for

Book for

Captain H. Faversham comes from a distinguished family of wimps and nerds.

imps

DRESS IN SAFETY

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id you know that pants are more dangerous than any other garment? In the UK alone almost 4,000 men a year end up in hospital after a trouserrelated incident and around 530 of those involve zips. Set up a dress buddy system (like a dive buddy but without water) to ensure as safe an experience as possible.

METHOD Do not rush. Start with underwear. When that is securely on the body, take a few deep breaths and some mantra time, then go for the shirt and socks (sitting down) before

attempting any trouser manoeuvre. Have your mobile ready in case you need to call 999. Add belt and/or braces (we recommend both) and ask your dress buddy to check.

UNDERWEAR Check that underpant elastic is not too tight before putting them on. String vests offer good insulation, but you could pull a nail off if your pinkie gets caught.

BRACES A great secondary security system but wear safety goggles when putting them on to avoid unexpected button release or being struck by a rogue toothed clip.

TROUSERS Do not underestimate the danger of putting these on, even with a dress buddy. Baggy styles are easy to trip over before you are even in them, while a tight trouser can constrict circulation.

BELTS Elasticated styles are preferable as they stretch to prevent self-strangulation if you get your neck caught in them.

ZIPS These are an extreme hazard and should only be worn by Advanced Dressers.

Acts of Derring-do for the Faint-Hearted

STAY SAFE

TIES If tied too tightly they can result in eye problems and possible apoplexy. Too loose and they could catch on to obstacles and constrict the hyoid bone.

SHAVING

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A moment’s inattention while shaving could result in a lifetime’s disfigurement for the unfortunate chap. It is not my intention in this book to encourage domestic tragedy. To get shaved properly, go to a professional. These people have been trained for years on balloons and really know their stuff. If that is beyond the budget, or you are currently stationed in a tonsorial wilderness, I suggest you grow a beard.

having involves scraping the hair off your face with either: • A sharp blade mounted on a stick. • An electrical device rather like a small lawnmower. Clearly this activity is fraught with potential disasters, involving as it does edged weapons, slippery soap products, hot water and electricity, a lethal combination in the hands of an amateur, however clear-eyed and courageous.

+ Turn on the light. + Stand in the middle of the

room, away from furniture.

+ Avoid anything too tight or too baggy.

+ Use a support bar to hold on to when putting on trousers.

+ Replace zips with velcro. + Avoid shoes with laces. + Sit down when putting

A fine selection of facial furniture

The working man

The artist

The gentleman

The financier

The scientist

The explorer

SAFE PROCEDURE

on socks.

If you have an impetuous friend who ignores this advice and ‘has a go’ for himself, you must stand by to help staunch any arterial bleeding when he accidentally severs his jugular.

+ One leg at a time in

underwear and pants.

+ Elect a dress buddy.

Step 1. Ascertain it is the jugular (the 2-metre blood fountain is a clue). Step 2. Wearing your surgical gloves and E T T two ING I N Ton O the Y Oartery UR STRIDE goggles,Gpress fingers below the wound, so that the artery is 43and the pressed between your fingers bone behind it.

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Step 4. Do not let victim sit down. Step 5. Call for help. Do not be tempted to make amusing bloodspurt patterns on the wall while waiting for assistance. Haemophobes should not attempt staunching arterial bleeding, instead they should run for help before they pass out.

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Ivy Press Just Published

Socks’ Feline Miscellany Fall 2009 Schott’s Original Miscellany was a publishing phenomenon that sired a host of sequels and parodies. But no matter how patiently they waited, the feline readership was overlooked. Until now. Socks’ Feline Miscellany is created entirely for cats, and their owners. The result is an outpouring of feline facts and trivia, this is the purrfect gift for cat lovers.

SOCKS’ FELINE MISCELLANY

Mike Darton is a writer and editor with a love for words and a love of animals.

Socks’ Feline Miscellany

Socks’ Feline Miscellany

OLDEST CATS The five oldest cats on relatively verifiable record are: 1. CREME PUFF , of Austin, Texas, who is said to have celebrated her 38th birthday in August 2005. 2. BABY , of Duluth, Minnesota, who, according to the American Cat Fancy, celebrated her 37th birthday in 2007. 3. PUSS , of Clayhidon, Devon, England, who died on what was claimed to be the day after (in some

versions, the day before) its 36th birthday in November 1939. 4. GRANPA (formally Granpa Rexs Allen), born in France but registered in Travis County, Texas, who died aged 34 years and 2 months on 1 April 1998. 5. MA , of Drewsteignton, Devon, England, who died aged 34 years and 1 day in 1957.

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he ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) is a wild cat that is not uncommon in South, Central and southern North America, but which has also been reported in Trinidad, in the Caribbean. Because of this wide distribution it has a number of local secondary names, such as the painted leopard, McKenney’s wildcat, the jaguatirica (in Brazil) and the manigordo (in Costa Rica). Hunting by night, generally along the ground but sometimes in trees, the ocelot’s diet comprises mice, rats, rabbits, birds, opossums, snakes and lizards, frogs and fish, with the occasional monkey or deer. In appearance it resembles a large, long domestic cat with coat markings and coloration similar to those of the jaguar or clouded leopard. Its pelt was formerly much soughtafter, which caused the ocelot to be classified as an endangered species from the 1980s to 1996 (at which time it was reclassified as of ‘least concern’). The name, adopted by most other languages via French or Spanish, is originally Nahuatl (Aztec), thalocelotl – that is, thalli ‘field’, and ocelotl ‘jaguar’, ‘tiger’.

A PURRODY

THE PROGNOSTI-CAT-OR A ninth-century Chinese proverb has it that ‘If a cat washes its face and ears, it will rain.’ But this is not just a folkloric method of weather forecasting, for in Chinese rural

mythology what brings rain also brings good luck. The rain causes the seeds to sprout and the cereal crops to grow, with the potential result of abundant food for all.

LOS GATOS, CALIFORNIA

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os Gatos is a modern town in Santa Clara County on the south-west corner of San Jose in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Originally a small community based around a flour mill built by a Scotsman in the 1860s, the settlement was formally named Los Gatos in the 1880s, taking its name partly from the legal land-grant of 1839 that described the whole of the surrounding area as La Rinconada de Los Gatos (Cats’ Junction), in apparent reference to the howling of bobcats and cougars among the nearby foothills. The population of the town was almost 28,600 in 2000, only 1 in every 19 of whom spoke Spanish. Author John Steinbeck was a resident for some years. FAMOUS CARTOON CATS

The Aristocats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Autocat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Azrael (The Smurfs) . . . . . . . . . . . . Baby Puss (The Flintstones) . . . . . . . Bagpuss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill the Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blaze the Cat (Bureizu za Kyatto) The Cat in the Hat. . . . . . . . . . . . . The Cheshire Cat

(Alice in Wonderland) . . . . . . . . . Chester Cheetah (Cheetos adverts) Chococat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dinah (Alice in Wonderland) Eek! the Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Esso tiger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Felix (cat food adverts) . . . . . . . . . . Felix the Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Figaro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fritz the Cat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heathcliff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hobbes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isis (Catwoman’s cat, as animated) . Korky the Cat (The Dandy) . . . . . . Krazy Kat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucifer (Cinderella) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mew and Mewtwo (Pokemon) . . . . .

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Mooch (Mutts) . . . . . . . . . . . Socks’ . . . . . Feline Miscellany Mr Jinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil Can Harry (Mighty Mouse)CLASSICAL .... CATS Peekaboo (Rose Is Rose) . . . . . . . . . Penelope WhatPussycat is known in Europe as the Cat good story but does not explain how

(Pepé LebyPew) . . . Chopin . . . . . . .(Opus . . . 34, Monsieur Chopin also wrote Dog Waltz, Frédéric The No.3, Pink Panther . . .as. .Valse . . . .brillante) . . . . is Waltz (better known as The Minute in French Pusssaid in Boots (Shrek 2)partly . . . . .composed .... Waltz) and Hamster Waltz. While on to have been Rajah . . .Chopin’s . . . . . . . cat . . . jumped . . . . . . .up . . onto the subject let us not ignore Scarlatti’s after Scratchy (Itchyand & Scratchy) . . keyboard. .... Cat Fugue, the Comic Duet for Two his piano ran along. .the Shere Khan . . . . . . .intrigued . . . . . . . composer .... Cats ascribed to Rossini, Martinu’s The apparently Si and Amtried . . . . to . . reproduce . . . . . . . . . the . . . string . March of the Cats, Ravel’s Cat Duet, then Simba . . . . the . . . cat . . . had . . . sounded. . . . . . . . . It’s a and John Cage’s Little Four Paws. of .notes Snagglepuss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Snowball (The Simpsons). . . . . . . . . Stimpy (Ren & Stimpy). . . . . . .BELL ... THE CAT Sylvester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tigger. . his . . . .story . . . . . . is ..a . . fable, . . . . . . possibly originally by Aesop, but retold and Tom (Tom & Jerry). . .by . . William . . . . . . .Langland . popularized in his Vision of Piers Plowman in the Tony the Tiger (Kellogg’s adverts)century. . second half of the fourteenth The mouse family are desperate to find TopaCat andthemselves his gang: Benny way(T.C.) to warn of the approach of the house cat, and come to the the Ball, Brain, conclusion thatChoo-Choo, the best method would be to hang a bell around its neck. All Fancy-Fancy, agree on this,and untilSpook the wisest mouse asks who is actually going to put the bell (the of –Brain Spook on voices the cat and,and unsurprisingly, no one offers to perform the task. were The provided by a character expression thus refers to both a heroic offer to do something suicidal, actor Leo De Lyon) . . .there . . . seems only a suicidal solution. andnamed to a situation in which Winston (The Beano) . . . . . . . . . . .

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Socks’ Feline Miscellany

HAIrSTYLES for CATS One way of classifying cats (for cat shows and for other purposes) is by the length of their fur. Indeed, because the cat’s coat significantly

affects a cat show judge’s impression of the cat’s overall size and shape, it may be regarded as one of a cat’s most important features.

Long-haired cats may not only look very different underneath all that fur but may look different at different times of the year as hair is shed or regrows.

On short-haired cats you can see the shape of the body more clearly – but the texture of the coat may vary across the body in density, thickness and straightness.

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fELINE NorMALS The normal body temperature of a household cat is 38–39.2° Celsius (100.5– 102.5° Fahrenheit), and generally towards the higher end. The normal respiratory rate of a cat when resting is 16–40 breaths a minute. This is a wide range and observers should take into account any unusual or external factors that may appertain a different rate. The normal pulse rate of a cat at rest is 120–140 beats per minute, although a cat that is anticipating or receiving human attention may have a pulse rate considerably higher – it is said that the average pulse rate of a cat over a day may be as high as around 195–200 beats per minute. -10-

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Only one pedigree cat may be described as ‘hairless’ – and even then the Sphynx is not welcomed in shows all over the world. These cats do have short, downy fur at the extremities of the body.

The texture of the coat is a further consideration for judges when assessing any cat in a show. -11-


Just Published Ivy Craft

Balloon Engineer Fall 2009 Balloon Engineer provides stepby-step illustrated guidance and all the materials needed to build 10 extraordinary balloon models of the world’s most magnificent sites—including balloons, an air pump, and a full-color booklet. Puff up with pride as you erect, among others, the White House, the Rialto Bridge, the Great Barrier Reef, and Niagara Falls. Larry Moss is a genius balloon artist and author of several balloon-modeling books, including Balloon Architecture.

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Ivy Craft Just Published

THE BIGGEST EVER BOOK OF ORIGAMI

The Biggest Ever Book of Origami Fall 2009

THE

BIGGEST EVER BOOK OF ORIGAMI

Nick Robinson

with 12 giant templates Nick Robinson

Of course origami is popular. It’s irresistible, it’s ingenious, it’s... so infuriatingly tricky and so damn small! The Biggest Ever Book of Origami changes all that. It’s the giant dragon of the paperfolding world, holding at its heart twelve beautiful pull-out templates with intricate designs for instant enormous models. Designed to supersize your origami obsession, this book contains everything you could possibly need to create the mammoths and monsters of the origami world. So, stop fiddling and start folding. If you think the book looks impressive, wait until you see the biggest ever models! Nick Robinson is a member of the British Origami Society, editor of its magazine, and coordinator of its website.

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Just Published Ivy Craft

The Biggest Ever Book of Paper Planes Fall 2009 Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the biggest book of paper air planes ever made, the greatest origami air show on earth, the supersized collection of models for your paper hangar. The Biggest Ever Book of Paper Planes is the jumbo of the paper plane world, with giant templates for instant monster models. Designed to supersize your paper plane passion, it contains everything you need to create the Vulcans and Stealth bombers of the paper plane world. To enormity, and beyond! Nick Robinson is a member of the British Origami Society, and has published several innovative paper plane books.

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Ivy Craft Just Published

Creating Dragons Fall 2009 Creating Dragons equips you with everything you need to discover your own dragons. A complete set of art equipment, plus a clip-art CD-Rom, invite you to sketch and fold your own dragons, while the accompanying handbook is packed full of dragon myths and step-by-step art instructions. Sean Brand enjoys excursions into the fantastical and is the author of many books on art, politics, and medieval Europe.

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Just Published Ivy Craft

Felties Fall 2009 How to Make 18 Cute and Fuzzy Friends

Hot on the heels of the little crochet creatures that are amigurumi come “felties.” Just as adorable, and probably easier to make, they are crafted from felt rather than yarn. Felties offers you inspirational pictures and clear step-by-step instructions for creating 18 exquisite characters, including Polaroo the polar bear, Babushka the Russian doll, and the stylish Samurai cat.

Nelly Pailloux

Nelly Pailloux is a keen amigurumi maker. She runs her own online store, La Fée Crochette.

Nelly Pailloux

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Ivy Craft Just Published

Make Your Own Fortune Cookies Fall 2009 Make Your Own Fortune Cookies contains all you need to make fortune cookies for every occasion. An instruction book narrates the history of the fortune cookie and offers recipes and decorating ideas. The box includes a pad of fortunes and a CD-Rom that features more fortunes to print and also templates for making your own gift boxes. Susanna Tee travels the world in search of new recipes, and has published a host of titles on cakes and cupcakes.

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Just Published Ivy Craft

PaPeR cHeSS

PaPeR cHeSS Create your own chess set with a detachable board and 2 full sets of punch-out pieces

Paper Chess Fall 2009

Kell BlacK

Paper Chess celebrates the game of chess, while adding a brilliant move of its own. While the first half of the book provides all the rules Paper Chess is the perfect introduction for players of all strategies need, it is the second half that levels and to the fascinating worlds of chess andyou paper folding. It has everything that you need to play the game, including an instruction book, a detachable and sturdy punch-out It contains step-by-step castles the board opposition. paper templates for constructing a complete set of pieces. A guide to chess offers a clear and concise explanation instructions plus a set of punch-out templates— of the basic rules, covering the relative strengths, weaknesses and special moves of every piece, so that you can start everything need using them to great effect in your you games. Clear instructionsto construct a complete set and step-by-step diagrams explain how to fold your own beautiful chess set from the templates provided. ofpaperelegantly designed chess pieces. Each piece is With all the materials you need to get started, this is the complete masterclass in paper folding and playing chess. designed to be weighted by a coin, and the back cover of the book converts into a chess board. Kell Black is Professor of Art at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. A veteran paper engineer, he has work featured in the permanent collections of the Tennessee State Museum.

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Kell Black is Professor of Art at Austin Peay University, Tennessee. His paper engineering features in the permanent collections of Tennessee State Museum.

John Saunders is the editor of British Chess Magazine, the world’s oldest chess periodical (founded in 1881). He has represented Wales in international tournaments.

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Ivy Craft Just Published

Shadow Theater Fall 2009 Everyone enjoys perfecting a basic hand shadow—a snapping crocodile, say, or a barking dog. But don’t your skills deserve a proper theater to show them off? Shadow Theater converts into a stage, complete with props and scene changes, and contains a book showing the widest range of shadow animals imaginable, from a hare to a hawk, and a possum to a unicorn. Sophie Collins is a writer and editor, whose study of Victorian texts unveiled a hidden talent for casting shadow animals.

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soda-PoP Rockets

bottle ide water how w ways fins,

Just Published Ivy Craft

soda-PoP

Rockets 20 sensational projects to make from plastic bottles

Soda-Pop Rockets Soda-Pop Rockets contains 17 different Fall 2009 easy-to-launch rockets that can be built from discarded plastic drink bottles, old

The waterandrocket innersoda-bottle tubes, clothes hangers, a few is far more than plumbing fixtures from the hardware astore. school lab experiment. Soda-Pop Rockets Clear step-by-step instructions with full-color and templates contains 20illustrations stratospheric projects, including accompany each project, starting out with how to construct a reusable some that will fly tolaunch overpad. 500 feet. Every one If you’d like to track your has been tested on our own firing range, and rockets’ performance, it even includes the book has the pictures to prove it. Bottle instructions on how to build a clinometer to rockets can become addictive for even the most measure their altitudes and trajectories.adult, You impractical and they’re guaranteed to don’t have to be a impress even rocket scientist to the most Gameboy-addicted kids. build these projects,

Paul Jarvis

but who knows what Paul Jarvis is a full-time engineer. With this career path you’ll take after you do? book he hopes to demonstrate that launching rockets is not rocket science.

Paul Jarvis

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THINGS THAT GO

BOOM

OR FLOAT, FLY & ZOOM

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Things That Go Boom Fall 2009 Things That Go Boom shows you how to create a collection of ingenious mechanical devices that fire, float, walk, talk, and fly. They range from the inspired-but-easy newspaper fire kite and lemon cannon to the more challenging projects such as the paddle-operated punt and the wind turbine. Each project is laid out with clear, step-by-step illustrated instructions, so you’re sure to get an accomplished result. Sophie Collins, commissioning editor, assembled a team of seven engineers, crafts people, and electronic experts to create 18 unique and exciting projects.

CONSULTANT EDITOR

SOPHIE COLLINS

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Just Published Ivy Craft

Wacky Baby Knits Fall 2009 Wacky Baby Knits offers 20 unique designs for the funkiest of babies, including an Elvis “wig,” monster booties and mittens, a cow suit with matching horn hat, and a futuristic robot suit. They’re individual, easy to knit, and come with clear step-by-step instructions. Alison Jenkins has written a number of successful books on crafts, including Doggy Knits. 70

Jackets, Sweaters, and Tops

right front With rs facing, rejoin yarn to rem 29 (32:35) sts, then cont in rib as follows: Work 2 (2: 4) rows in rib. Buttonhole row: With rs facing, rib 2, yrn, p2 tog, rib to end*. Rib 5 (7: 7) rows, then rep buttonhole row*. Rep from * to * once, then work buttonhole row again. Cont in rib until work measures 5½ (7: 8½) in [14 (18: 22) cm] from cast-on edge, ending with a rs row. Now cont in rib, following neckline and shoulder shaping as before, reversing shapings to make corresponding right front. Sleeve (make 2) Using size 3 (3.25 mm) needles cast on 33 (35: 37) sts. Work in k1, p1 rib for 1¼ in (3 cm), ending with a ws row. Change to size 6 (4 mm) needles, and cont in rib.

Ballet Top with Tulle Tutu

to shoulder; rib 19 (21: 23) sts from back neck, pick up and knit 14 (14: 14) sts evenly around left front neck to center front, then rib sts from left front neck. Work 3 rows in rib. Buttonhole row With rs facing, rib 2 sts , yrn, p2tog, rib to end. Work a further 3 rows in rib, then bind off all sts in rib, and fasten off securely.

Sleeve Shaping Inc 1 st at both ends of next and every foll 4th row until there are 45 (49: 53) sts. Cont without shaping until work measures 6 (6½: 8) in [15 (17: 20) cm] from cast-on edge, ending with a ws row. armhole Shaping With rs facing, bind off 9 (10 :11) sts at beg of next 4 rows. Bind off rem 9 sts, and fasten off securely. neckBand First join the shoulder seams. NOTE Use a circular needle to do this if you find it easier. Using size 3 (3.25 mm) needles, and with rs facing, rib sts from right front neck, then pick up and knit 14 (14: 14) sts evenly around neckline

✿ Join side and sleeve seams. ✿ Overlap front opening at lower edges, and sew cast-on edge in place. ✿ Weave in all loose ends on the wrong side. ✿ Sew four buttons onto the left front button band, to correspond with buttonholes on the right front.

Sewing together ✿ Measure 4¼ (4¾: 5¼) in [11(12: 13) cm] down each side edge from the shoulder seam, then mark the position with pins. Stitch the armhole edge of each sleeve into position between the marked points.

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Tulle tutu ✿ Cut two 12 x 56 in (30 x 140 cm) strips from the pink tulle. Fold each in half widthwise and, using a 5⁄8 in (1.5 cm) seam allowance, machine-sew the short sides together to make two tubes. Place the tubes one inside the other with reverse sides facing. Now fold the tubes of tulle in half, matching the long edges, to make a four-layer tube with a fold at the upper edge and the raw edges at the lower edge. Machine-sew a casing approximately 3 ⁄4 in (2 cm) from the top fold. ✿ Snip a few stitches in one seam in the casing, and use a large safety pin to thread the elastic through. Adjust the elastic to fit the child’s waist, then stitch the ends together securely. ✿ Hand-stitch the casing to the wrong side of the rib at the hem. Stretch the elastic as you go, so that it will stretch with the knitted garment when it is worn. ✿ Cut the ribbon into four equal lengths, and tie each one into a bow. Stitch two to the front and two to the back of the top, where it meets the tulle tutu.

Hats

Flying Helmet This colorful and cozy helmet is perfect for protecting coiffures on windy days, GI-BABY 062-079.indd 70-71

as mini aviators loop the loop in their flying machines or, more realistically, take a

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speedy turn around the park in the stroller. The helmet has a deep ribbed band and ear flaps, so it will fit snugly around the head, keeping out drafts, while the buttoned chin strap makes sure that this rugged piece of headgear stays put if baby experiences any turbulence during the flight. This baby is now ready for takeoff!

CHECKLIST YOU WILL NEED

✿ pair of size 3 (3.25 mm) needles ✿ pair of size 6 (4 mm) needles ✿ 1 (1: 1) 2 oz (50 g) ball light worsted knitting yarn in turquoise blue

✿ tape measure ✿ stitch holders ✿ bodkin ✿ 1 turquoise blue button

GAUGE

22 stitches and 30 rows to 4 in (10 cm), measured over stockinette stitch, using size 6 (4 mm) needles NOTE:When “left” or “right” is referred to in the pattern, it is the left or right part of the garment

TO FIT SIZES

0–3 months: chest 16 in (41 cm) 3–6 months: chest 18 in (46 cm) 6–12 months: chest 20 in (51 cm) NOTE:The hat is designed to fit an average sized baby’s head

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