The Field Guide to Fleece

100 Sheep Breeds & How to Use Their Fibers

Author: Carol Ekarius,Deborah Robson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429263

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 232

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With this compact portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 different sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited. Each breed profile includes a photograph of the animal and information about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fiber diameter, and natural colors of its fleece. This is a great primer for beginners, and a handy guide for anyone who loves working with fleece.

Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds

Author: Beth Vanhorn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119299748

Category: Medical

Page: 120

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Veterinary Guide to Animal Breeds offers a comprehensive reference for accurately recognizing small animal, exotic, and large animal breeds, with color photographs to aid in identification and important information for delivering veterinary care. Provides a reliable, veterinary-based guide to accurately recognizing breeds Covers small, large, and exotic animal breeds Emphasizes information targeted at daily veterinary practice Presents full-color photographs for comparison and identification Includes access to a companion website offering teaching materials, including worksheets and teaching PowerPoints

The Spinner's Book of Fleece

A Breed-by-Breed Guide to Choosing and Spinning the Perfect Fiber for Every Purpose

Author: Beth Smith

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603428755

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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The characteristics of fleece — its structure, grease content, and fiber diameter — vary widely depending on the breed of sheep the fleece comes from. In this comprehensive guide, Beth Smith profiles 21 types of fleece, from bouncy and pliant to lacy and lightweight. A sheep-by-sheep reference describes the best way to wash and spin each fleece into rich, soft yarn. You’ll soon be confidently choosing the right fleece, spinning it to perfection, and enjoying the perfect yarn for your next fiber creation.

Pocketful of Poultry

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176771

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction. More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colors in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favorites, plus rare breeds from around the world. Facing each poultry portrait is an informational page offering facts about the breed and a handy at-a-glance reference bar identifying the type of poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), its primary use (laying, meat, game, or ornamental bird), and its conservation status. Breeders, enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever paused to admire a handsome chicken will be delighted by the photographs and enlightened by the breed profiles in Pocketful of Poultry.

Spin Off

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Category: Hand spinning

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The National Live-stock Journal

A Monthly Publication Devoted Exclusively to Live-stock Interests. Deparate Departments for Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Seine, Poultry, and the Dairy ...

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Die Spiderwick Geheimnisse - Im Bann der Elfen

Author: Holly Black

Publisher: cbj Verlag

ISBN: 3641227267

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9587

Der Welterfolg endlich im Taschenbuch! Als die Zwillinge Jared und Simon mit ihrer Schwester Mallory in das alte, verwinkelte Haus ihrer Tante einziehen, haben sie bald das Gefühl, dass sie hier nicht allein sind. Sie wollen dem Geheimnis auf den Grund gehen, aber das kleine Volk der Kobolde, Trolle, Feen und Elfen tut alles, um das zu verhindern ... Mit einer verschlüsselten Landkarte machen die Kinder sich auf die Suche nach dem gestohlenen Handbuch und gelangen in das Reich der Elfen. Als Jared dort gefangen genommen wird, müssen sie sich entscheiden: Jareds Freiheit oder das Handbuch ... Fantastische Kinderunterhaltung vom Feinsten.

Strickmuster für Dummies

Author: Kristi Porter

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527706792

Category: Knitting

Page: 319

View: 5598

Industrial Strength Empirical Modeling clearly explains the mainprinciples of the different machine learning approaches and offersa methodology of how to integrate these techniques for successfulreal world implementation. It covers the conceptualfoundations of selected machine learning approaches liketraditional neural networks, analytical neural networks, supportvector machines, and particle swarm optimizers at a moderatetheoretical depth. Once this foundation is established it provides a frameworkfor successful industrial application of these soft computingtechniques including issues of data integrity, sensitivityanalysis, model deployment and maintenance, value assessment, andempirical modeling project management. Likewise, early in thebook, simple examples illustrate the fundamental concepts;later, case studies are introduced to better addressthe complex nature of real–worldapplications. Throughout the text, the authors provide "mindmaps" to help readers visualize and consolidate concepts.