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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

An inspiring, eclectic, and practical guide to creating your dream living space, on a budget.

"The cast of characters includes Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering, Gertrude Stein and Marc Chagall - not to mention works by artists from Leonardo da Vinci to Pablo Picasso. And the story told in this superbly researched and suspenseful book is that of the Third Reich's war on European culture and the Allies' desperate effort to preserve it. From the Nazi purges of 'Degenerate Art' and Goering's shopping sprees in occupied Paris to the perilous journey of the Mona Lisa from Paris (while bridges exploded in its wake) and the painstaking reclamation of the priceless treasures of liberated Italy, The Rape of Europa is a sweeping narrative of greed, philistinism, and heroism that combines superlative scholarship with the breakneck pace of a thriller"--P. [4] of cover

The artists behind the blog "Everyday is a Holiday" present a guide to creating unique art journals and other mixed media crafts that includes step-by-step instructions and photographs.

"With no more than three skeins of the most beautiful wool available, advanced beginners can knit 30 stunning projects--hats, bags, cowls, shawlettes, shrugs, toys, and even a lacy cardigan and empire-waist top. Sumptuous, vivid Noro yarns are synonymous with unmatched color and luxury, and this collection by major knitwear designers features perennial favorites Kureyon, Silk Garden, and Taiyo, as well as the newly available Ayatori and Mossa"--From publisher's description.

Offers knitters of all skill levels adventurous, wearable projects that showcase innovative and clever construction and garment details. From a tunic created by weaving sections of knitting to a pullover featuring braided sleeve details, these patterns all offer interesting new twists on classic handknit designs. The stitches are easy, but the eye-opening results will challenge the way knitters think about this age-old craft. Each chapter focuses on one type of treatment, including innovative shaping, weaving, and braiding, directional knitting, or cutting-edge ways to use edgings and colorwork.

"Shows you some of the ways in which fabric can be dyed quickly and easily. This title includes the familiar tie-dyeing, which can be used in both controlled and random ways, as well as dip-dyeing, double dyeing and marbling, and space-dyeing in which a random outcome gives it a unique charm"--Provided by publisher.

"The American angler guide to fly fishing for trout provides beginning and intermediate anglers with everything they need to know in order to successfully fly fish for the most popular quarry in America. It contains the essentials of casting, the basics of both dry fly fishing and wet fly fishing, a primer on various species of trout, and an overview of prime destinations for planning your trip. It includes color photographs and line drawings that illustrate casting and knot-tying fundamentals. It also includes helpful, one-of-a-kind diagrams that show the best leader construction for various types of dry fly fishing, nymphing, and streamer fishing."--Provided by publisher.

"... showcases the best routes on these craggy mountains, from moderate ridge routes suitable for intermediate climbers to extreme north faces that will test the most seasoned alpinists"--From publisher description.

Presents an introduction to crochet, covering the basic stitches and providing instructions for twenty easy projects for making such items as hats, pillows, a blanket, scarves, and baby clothes.

Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary when it came to business. In addition to famously buying the Beatles' publishing catalogue, Jackson was one of the first pop stars to launch his own clothing line, record label, sneakers, and video games--creating a fundamental shift in the monetization of fame and paving the way for entertainer-entrepreneurs like Jay Z and Diddy. All told, Jackson earned more than $1.1 billion in his solo career, and the assets he built in life have earned more than $700 million in the five years since his death--more than any other solo music act over that time.

This guide to the key techniques in floral arranging will have aspiring floral artists creating bouquets using florist foam, hand-tying, strings, ribbons, antique tins, and assorted glassware.

Holly Homer and Rachel Miller are the women behind the wildly popular site KidsActivitiesBlog.com, which has over 10,000 subscribers, 100,000 Pinterest followers, 400,000 Facebook likes and 20,000 Twitter followers. Activities range from catapult competitions and spray bottle freeze tag to how to make tissue box monster shoes and melted crayon fabric art. And with outdoor and indoor activities and tips for adjusting according to your child's age, you'll have hours and hours of never-ending fun with your family.

"A collection of columns from ESPN sportswriter Rick Reilly"-- Provided by publisher.

Defined by the Oxford Dictionary as "a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advanced technology", Steampunk has taken the world by storm, rapidly moving from literature into movies, games and fashion. This book is an indispensable guide for those looking for inspiration and projects to create, from robot arms to jewellery and goggles.

"Godzilla: Awakening is the official graphic novel based on the new movie from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, and reveals an explosive, larger-than-life adventure set decades before the movie."--page 4 of cover.

Today's linemen must have skill, strength, power, quickness, agility, and intelligence to excel at the position. Trickett presents it all, from footwork and hand positioning to pulling and cutbacks.

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