The Arts of the Sailor

Knotting, Splicing and Ropework

Author: Hervey Garrett Smith

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132684

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

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

The Young Sea Officer's Sheet Anchor

Or, A Key to the Leading of Rigging and to Practical Seamanship

Author: Darcy Lever

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486402208

Category: Transportation

Page: 126

View: 5297

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

Sinking of the Titanic

Eyewitness Accounts

Author: Jay Henry Mowbray

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486402987

Category: Transportation

Page: 287

View: 6101

Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.

La Belle

The Archaeology of a Seventeenth-Century Vessel of New World Colonization

Author: James E. Bruseth,Amy A. Borgens,Bradford M. Jones,Eric D. Ray

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1623493617

Category: Social Science

Page: 916

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In 1995, Texas Historical Commission underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of La Salle’s La Belle, remnant of an ill-fated French attempt to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River that landed instead along today’s Matagorda Bay in Texas. During 1996–1997, the Commission uncovered the ship’s remains under the direction of archaeologist James E. Bruseth and employing a team of archaeologists and volunteers. Amid the shallow waters of Matagorda Bay, a steel cofferdam was constructed around the site, creating one of the most complex nautical archaeological excavations ever attempted in North America and allowing the archaeologists to excavate the sunken wreck much as if it were located on dry land. The ship’s hold was discovered full of everything the would-be colonists would need to establish themselves in the New World; more than 1.8 million artifacts were recovered from the site. More than two decades in the making, due to the immensity of the find and the complexity of cataloging and conserving the artifacts, this book thoroughly documents one of the most significant North American archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century.

The Nature of Visual Illusion

Author: Mark Fineman,Mark B. Fineman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486291055

Category: Science

Page: 171

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

Magic and Showmanship

A Handbook for Conjurers

Author: Henning Nelms

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136787

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 322

View: 7651

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

Jolly Roger

Author: Patrick Pringle

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147592

Category: Transportation

Page: 294

View: 9871

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

Selected Short Stories (Dual-Language)

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119629

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 4726

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

An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Author: Rudolf Carnap

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140865

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 9125

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

Wanderings of an Artist Among the Indians of North America

Author: Paul Kane

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486290317

Category: History

Page: 329

View: 6862

Invaluable firsthand account of Canadian artist's two journeys (1845–48) through Canada and Pacific Northwest. Wealth of information on Indian life and customs, with riveting account of incredible hardships, danger. 23 illus.

The Schubert Thematic Catalogue

Author: Otto Erich Deutsch,Donald R. Wakeling

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486286853

Category: Music

Page: 565

View: 4666

A specialist in Schubertian biography and bibliography definitively catalogs the 1,515 known and traceable Schubert works in their chronological order. Entries include title, catalog number, date and place of composition, location of original manuscript, statistics of first performance and first edition, historical notes and more. Includes 5 appendixes and 3 indexes.

Boston Cooking School Cook Book

A Reprint of the 1884 Classic

Author: Mary Johnson Lincoln

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486291963

Category: Cooking

Page: 536

View: 6438

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

The Story of Joan of Arc

Author: E. M. Wilmot-Buxton

Publisher: Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486437545

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 5157

Inspiring story of a 15th-century farm girl who answered a divine call to drive the English from France. The miraculous story of the Maid of Orleans unfolds from her early childhood and the touching story of the "Voices," to the battles she led and the splendid march to Rheims.

The Book of World-famous Music

Classical, Popular, and Folk

Author: James J. Fuld

Publisher: N.A


Category: Music

Page: 718

View: 4261

Well-researched compilation of music information, analyzes nearly 1,000 of the world's most familiar melodies -- composers, lyricists, copyright date, first lines of music, lyrics, and other data. Includes 30 black-and-white illustrations.