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Fractal Cosmos

Fractal Cosmos Author Jeff Berkowitz
ISBN-10 1569370648
Release 1994
Pages 212
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The Fractal Cosmos Calendar has been the most successful calendar for Amber Lotus. Over the years, Amber Lotus has published the development in Fractal Art. Now, Amber Lotus publishes FRactal Images by Lifesmith, including an introductory text, a brief history as well as the mechanics of mathematical art. The book includes 350 color images of popular designs in modern fractals. Amber Lotus also publishes Fractal Arts as greeting cards, wrapping paper, calendars, and blank journals.



Chihuly

Chihuly Author Donald Burton Kuspit
ISBN-10 UOM:39015042441009
Release 1998
Pages 367
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Chihuly is the most comprehensive book about Dale Chihuly's work to date--a perfect volume for readers interested in surveying this prolific career. More than 300 illustrations, including 248 color plates, create a virtual gallery of Chihuly's work. The book's broad selection of exhibitions, accompanied by lists of architectural installations and public collections, offers a definitive look at the artist, his dedicated team, and their creations. Jack Cowart's introduction provides a compelling perspective on Chihuly. World-renowned art critic Donald Kuspit contributes a major essay that explores the relationship of medium to artistry and craftsmanship, as well as the dynamics of the creative process. A detailed chronology, listings of Chihuly's works, and a bibliography augment this generous volume.



The Joy of Mathematics

The Joy of Mathematics Author Theoni Pappas
ISBN-10 UOM:39076000879614
Release 1989
Pages 237
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Provides puzzles, games, and illusions that cover the concepts of mathematics.



Imagine a World

Imagine a World Author Rob Gonsalves
ISBN-10 9781481449748
Release 2015-09-29
Pages 48
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Rob Gonsalves—master of magical realism—presents another mesmerizing picture book in his Imagine a… series, that will “stimulate wonder and imagination” (Booklist, starred review). Imagine a world where the sky becomes the Earth; where a waterfall freefalls to become dancing women; where you can cut mountains out of curtains, and ships sail into the sky. This amazing world is what Rob Gonsalves has created. His vision inspires and astounds—and he wants to share that vision with you. With stunning illustrations that stretch the limits of the imagination, this fourth installment in the Imagine a… series explores a world that is boundless and beautiful, inviting you to imagine a world of possibilities—to imagine this world.



Ron English s Vandalism Starter Kit

Ron English s Vandalism Starter Kit Author Ron English
ISBN-10 0867197943
Release 2015-03-15
Pages 48
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Think of it as a primer for nascent vandals and future graffiti writers. An adhesive antidote to the numbing banality of the corporate landscape, these stickers are designed to jumpstart your quest to unseat authority, or at least hurl a pie at it. Who wants a book that just sits on the coffee table when they could have one that decorates the coffee table... and the refrigerator, notebooks, backpacks, walls or the family dog? This is pocket-sized, remastered for today's aesthetic and affordably priced for the beginning miscreant.



Think Positive Thoughts

Think Positive Thoughts Author Blue Mountain Arts Collection
ISBN-10 088396953X
Release 2005-11-01
Pages 56
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This colorful mini-book combines Blue Mountain Arts' favorite authors and bestselling poetry in a new, smaller format. With more than 32 titles available, these titles are the perfect addition to any card or gifta] or just as a last-minute purchase to brighten someone's day. Themes include family, friendship, relationships, encouragement, birthday, and more. Brightly colored pages inside and vibrant graphics on front and back covers. Hardcover with matching dust jacket.



Hebrew Illuminations

Hebrew Illuminations Author Adam Rhine
ISBN-10 1631362755
Release 2017
Pages 16
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"The spirit of Jewish tradition comes alive in the Hebrew Illuminations 2017-2018 Jewish calendar, featuring sacred letters and words from Jewish scripture. Jewish artist Adam Rhine's stunning Judaic paintings combine modern aesthetics with the influence of medieval illuminated manuscripts and lettering. This unique calendar features the final eleven letters of the Hebrew alphabet plus five illuminations of significant Jewish themes, such as Gavishi Menorah (the Crystalline Menorah) and Mizrach (The East)."--



Mandala Stones

Mandala Stones Author Natasha Alexander
ISBN-10 9781250134745
Release 2017-06-20
Pages 128
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"Mandala stones are meditative symbols that are created by painting smooth river rocks with intricate patterns of dots. The art and practice of creating the mandala is a form of meditation, a soothing ritual that allows the painter to express their creativity and find a sense of calmness. Featuring 50 stunning patterns ranging in skill level from beginner to advanced, Mandala Stones is the perfect introduction to the art of mandala painting. All of the designs in the book, including the most complex, are created by combining simple dots of color, so even inexperienced artists will be able to enjoy the calming, meditative process of painting. The book begins with a thorough explanation of the tools and techniques involved, and each design is clearly explained and beautifully photographed. From simple patterns of concentric circles to ornate mandalas based on the Fibonacci sequence, the concise and easy-to-follow directions and templates in Mandala Stones will have you crafting and painting your way to a calmer, more peaceful you in no time."--provided by Amazon.com.



Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong

Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong Author Jason S. Polley
ISBN-10 9789811077661
Release 2018-03-28
Pages 324
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This book examines how in navigating Hong Kong’s colonial history alongside its ever-present Chinese identity, the city has come to manifest a conflicting socio-cultural plurality. Drawing together scholars, critics, commentators, and creators on the vanguard of the emerging field of Hong Kong Studies, the essay volume presents a gyroscopic perspective that discerns what is made in from what is made into Hong Kong while weaving a patchwork of the territory’s contested local imaginary. This collection celebrates as it critiques the current state of Hong Kong society on the 20th anniversary of its handover to China. The gyroscopic outlook of the volume makes it a true area studies book-length treatment of Hong Kong, and a key and interdisciplinary read for students and scholars wishing to explore the territory’s complexities.



The Rock and Gem Book

The Rock and Gem Book Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465455321
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 192
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What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent? Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult. Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites. Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book.



The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics

The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics Author Nicholas J. Higham
ISBN-10 9781400874477
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 1016
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This is the most authoritative and accessible single-volume reference book on applied mathematics. Featuring numerous entries by leading experts and organized thematically, it introduces readers to applied mathematics and its uses; explains key concepts; describes important equations, laws, and functions; looks at exciting areas of research; covers modeling and simulation; explores areas of application; and more. Modeled on the popular Princeton Companion to Mathematics, this volume is an indispensable resource for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and practitioners in other disciplines seeking a user-friendly reference book on applied mathematics. Features nearly 200 entries organized thematically and written by an international team of distinguished contributors Presents the major ideas and branches of applied mathematics in a clear and accessible way Explains important mathematical concepts, methods, equations, and applications Introduces the language of applied mathematics and the goals of applied mathematical research Gives a wide range of examples of mathematical modeling Covers continuum mechanics, dynamical systems, numerical analysis, discrete and combinatorial mathematics, mathematical physics, and much more Explores the connections between applied mathematics and other disciplines Includes suggestions for further reading, cross-references, and a comprehensive index



From Here to Infinity

From Here to Infinity Author Ian Stewart
ISBN-10 0192832026
Release 1996-04-04
Pages 310
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A retitled and revised edition of Ian Stewart's The Problem of Mathematics, this is the perfect guide to today's mathematics. Read about the latest discoveries, including Andrew Wile's amazing proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, the newest advances in knot theory, the Four Colour Theorem, Chaos Theory, and fake four-dimensial spaces. See how simple concepts from probability theory shed light on the National Lottery and tell you how to maximize your winnings. Discover howinfinitesimals become respectable, why there are different kinds of infinity, and how to square the circle with the mathematical equivalent of a pair of scissors.



Creativity for 21st Century Skills

Creativity for 21st Century Skills Author Jane Piirto
ISBN-10 9789460914638
Release 2011-10-23
Pages 195
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VERY practical, on target for schools today—good balance of theory with anecdotal connections.” “At first I was worried about the time involved. I discovered when given 5 minutes . . . the time is a continuation to their work in progress. Realizing that creativity does not have to consume large chunks of time is more meaningful than tokens.” “I like the tone of the writing. It feels like there is a conversation going on.” “I like the stories of famous people and how their creativity influenced and changed their lives.” CREATIVITY FOR 21ST CENTURY SKILLS describes what many creative people really do when they create. It focuses on the practical applications of a theoretical approach to creativity training the author has developed. Many suggestions for enhancing creativity focus on ideas that are over 60 years old. This new approach may be helpful for those seeking to develop 21st Century Skills of creativity. Five core attitudes (Naiveté, Risk-taking, Self-Discipline, Tolerance for Ambiguity, and Group Trust), Seven I’s (Inspiration, Intuition, Improvisation, Imagination, Imagery, Incubation, and Insight), and several General Practices—the use of ritual, meditation, solitude, exercise, silence, and a creative attitude to the process of life, with corresponding activities, are described, discussed, and illustrated. A discussion of how to be creative within an educational institution is also included. JANE PIIRTO is Trustees’ Distinguished Professor at Ashland University. Her doctorate is in educational leadership. She has worked with students pre-K to doctoral level as a teacher, administrator, and professor. She has published 11 books, both literary and scholarly, and many scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals and anthologies, as well as several poetry and creative nonfiction chapbooks. She has won Individual Artist Fellowships from the Ohio Arts Council in both poetry and fiction and is one of the few American writers listed as both a poet and a writer in the Directory of American Poets and Writers. She is a recipient of the Mensa Lifetime Achievement Award, of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, was named an Ohio Magazine educator of distinction. In 2010 she was named Distinguished Scholar by the National Association for Gifted Children.



Stickwork

Stickwork Author Patrick Dougherty
ISBN-10 9781616891954
Release 2013-07-02
Pages 208
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Using minimal tools and a simple technique of bending, interweaving, and fastening together sticks, artist Patrick Dougherty creates works of art inseparable with nature and the landscape. With a dazzling variety of forms seamlessly intertwined with their context, his sculptures evoke fantastical images of nests, cocoons, cones, castles, and beehives. Over the last twenty-five years, Dougherty has built more than two hundred works throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia that range from stand-alone structures to a kind of modern primitive architecture--every piece mesmerizing in its ability to fly through trees, overtake buildings, and virtually defy gravity. Stickwork, Dougherty's first monograph, features thirty-eight of his organic, dynamic works that twist the line between architecture, landscape, and art. Constructed on-site using locally sourced materials and local volunteer labor, Dougherty's sculptures are tangles of twigs and branches that have been transformed into something unexpected and wild, elegant and artful, and often humorous. Sometimes freestanding, and other times wrapping around trees, buildings, railings, and rooms, they are constructed indoors and in nature. As organic matter, the stick sculptures eventually disintegrate and fade back into the landscape. Featuring a wealth of photographs and drawings documenting the construction process of each remarkable structure, Stickwork preserves the legend of the man who weaves the simplest of materials into a singular artistic triumph.



Eyes of the World

Eyes of the World Author Jay Blakesberg
ISBN-10 099653699X
Release 2017-09-26
Pages 272
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Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography 1965 - 1995 is a large format coffee table book that will bring together, for the first time, a comprehensive collection of photographs from a wide range of photographers whose work has defined the Grateful Dead during their 30 year career. The focus of the book is to present these iconic, lesser-known and unseen images in an unfettered manner that will see them being presented as full page or two-page images on heavyweight paper across 272 oversized pages. Since Jerry Garcia's passing in 1995, the band's popularity has remained immense as evidenced by their continued merchandise sales, acclaimed 50th anniversary "Fare Thee Well" concerts in 2015 and highly anticipated documentary due out this May 2017. Among the photographers included are Herb Greene, Jim Marshall, David Gahr, Baron Wolman, Jay Blakesberg, Michael Putland, William Coupon, Michael O'Neill and Peter Simon, to name just a few. With support from the band's official archivist David Lemieux, Eyes of the World will stand the test of time to become the definitive visual reference of this "band beyond description."



Exile Hunter

Exile Hunter Author Preston Fleming
ISBN-10 9780982959480
Release 2014-04-24
Pages 434
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EXILE HUNTER, the third book in the Kamas Trilogy, begins in 2023, one year before the Kamas revolt, in a dystopian America ruled by a tyrannical President-for-Life who turns America’s military and intelligence assets against his domestic enemies. The protagonist, an undercover officer specializing in targeting exiled political opponents, becomes the scapegoat for a failed operation and is sent to die in a corrective labor camp near the Arctic Circle. But, defying all odds, he survives, escapes and devotes his remaining energies to finding and aiding a woman whose family he has ruined. SYNOPSIS: Beirut, 2023: When undercover intelligence officer Warren Linder agrees to lure an exiled opponent of the President-for-Life back to impoverished, low-tech, post-Civil War II America, Linder is unaware that the target is his childhood sweetheart’s father. On learning this, he ignores his better instincts and plunges ahead. But a surprise encounter with the woman who rejected him years before triggers a change in Linder that derails the operation. His bosses, suspecting treachery, capture Linder along with the target and his daughter and spirit them back to the U.S. aboard a secret rendition flight. Linder’s ensuing journey takes him from Beirut to a Virginia interrogation center and on to an Arctic labor camp; then, after a nearly impossible winter escape, on a 2000-mile trek to the Utah Security Zone, where his onetime love was last held. Though he finds her, their respective ordeals have changed them. The story reaches a climax in the couple’s home town of Cleveland, where Linder aims to recover his former target’s last cache of rebel funds and use it to take his loved ones beyond the regime’s reach. EXILE HUNTER is a tragic yet life-affirming saga of a man who risks everything to set right past wrongs, regain lost love and resist the tyranny he once served. In EXILE HUNTER, author Preston Fleming offers his most richly imagined vision yet of the future American dystopia introduced in FORTY DAYS AT KAMAS, while endowing the story’s characters with complexity and a remarkable capacity for growth. Warren Linder's epic journey crackles with excitement at every step and leads to a deeply satisfying conclusion. Devoted Fleming readers will likely consider EXILE HUNTER the author's best work by far.



Tale of the Taconic Mountains

Tale of the Taconic Mountains Author Mike Romeling
ISBN-10 9781456606244
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 398
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Everyone had an agenda and it just seemed like coincidence--and of little consequence--that they happened to end up in the small town of Cedar Falls nestled at the base of Bakers Mountain, deep in the ancient Taconic Mountain range. Completely involved, even obsessed, with their own pursuits, it was hardly surprising the visitors would be unaware of older agendas both within the dying town and up in the forests and ridges of the mountain looming above. There was the discontented novelist fleeing his job and his family, hoping to regain his mojo with a young girlfriend and a new book; a mother in search of her long-estranged daughter, but finding first an unlikely romance with the proprietor who loved his failing bowling establishment like a child--at least when he wasn't making plans to burn it down for the insurance; a soap opera queen who thought she was stopping by for a simple PR gig for the PETA folks when the town was plagued by thousands of bats in search of a new home. Instead found herself revisiting Gretchen Foley, the frightened disturbed child she had been before emerging as the famous Amber Steele. There were the two Native American friends who came to climb the mountain in search of the fabled quartz Spirit Stones of their Mohican ancestors, the young man who wanted to retrace the steps of his grandfather who once lived along the river that flowed through town. But instead he would come to grief and need to be carried down the mountain by the mysterious and seemingly ageless Boudine sisters who had led secluded lives high on the mountain as long as anyone could remember. Few knew where these strange women had their cabin, but the dying Randle Marsh did, and it was said that he visited the sisters often; was he trying to live on endlessly as dark rumors suggested the sisters did? The rustic Wayne Funt knew where they lived too, but he would leave them strictly alone until he and his dog Duke played a major role in the mayhem that broke out during the raging Christmas snowstorm that buried the town and the mountain. This collision of clashing agendas was presided over by a sheriff who did the best he could to navigate a safe landing for as many as he could who shared the wild ride on this memorable, often frightening year. And if the result could often be laced with humor and absurdity, it was always tempered--sometimes tragically--with what has always been true: sometimes, deep in the heart of the New England mountains, there are things going on, things both lighter than air and darker than starless night.