ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY AS AN E-BOOK. Designed to appeal to all armour modellers from the beginner to the veteran this book details all the steps involved in creating a realistic and attractive model armoured vehicle. Each chapter is illustrated with a range of models covering the whole spectrum of armour modelling, including World War II armour as well as more modern subjects. The authors also cover techniques and subject areas in which they individually excel, highlighting the different tools and approaches required for each individual discipline. Lavishly illustrated with over 250 images, this book contains all the detailed, step-by-step information you need to become an expert armour modeller.
Seventy-five unusual and eminently beautiful vegetables are profiled in this charming book by expert gardener and garden designer Jack Staub. Within these pages, you’ll discover produce not likely found at the supermarket, including the Asparagus Bean, Chinese Rat Tail Radish, Green Zebra Tomato, and Turkish Orange Eggplant. Staub presents the charming history and lore surrounding the plants as well as instructions for growing them outdoors or indoors in containers.
Directly facing Singapore’s seafront, the eastern neighbourhood of Katong has long inspired fierce pride and loyalty in its residents. Follow the artists from Urban Sketchers Singapore through the shophouse-lined streets of this former enclave of the Eurasian and Peranakan communities.
Marvel at the intricate details on each conserved shophouse, and the old-world charm of breezy terrace houses. Savour the mouth-watering cuisine, from the infamous Katong laksa, to kopi and kaya toast at Chin Mee Chin Confectionery, to fresh roasted chestnuts from a street vendor. Get a glimpse of Singapore’s past in the schools, religious sites and family-run businesses that have witnessed the sweeping tides of change over the years.
Capturing the neighbourhood by day and by night, We Love Katong is a timely volume that captures the area’s rich heritage, even as it welcomes new, modern establishments.
The expert seamstress behind Make Sewing Studio shows you how to sew your own wardrobe of A-line skirts—all from 1 easy pattern! In The Essential A-line, you’ll learn how to whip up a chic skirt in no time. Seamstress Jona Giammalva demonstrates how simple variations on a single pattern can make 17 stylish skirts in a range of sizes from 0–2x. Her beginner-friendly, step-by-step instructions and informative color photographs will guide and inspire sewers of any skill level. Along with getting a collection of great skirts, you'll also learn essential dressmaking techniques—from inserting a zipper to mastering the perfect pleat.
“A definitive guide for every step of pottery making, from styling small tools to building one’s own kiln” (Publishers Weekly).
At one time or another, every potter gets frustrated at the wheel. Whether struggling to center the clay or attach a handle with precision, potters of all levels crave advice and answers, and world-renowned ceramicist and YouTube sensation Simon Leach has plenty to give. In Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook, he presents clear tutorials and loads of original instruction on all of the core techniques, from studio setup to basic throwing, to applying appendages, trimming, glazing, and firing. For each technique, detailed step-by-step photography captures the subtle, intricate movements.
Praise for Simon Leach’s Pottery Handbook
“An amazingly detailed, step-by-step text for all major processes in ceramics. The in-depth perspective starts with his directions for making simple tools (a wire tool and a sponge stick) and is bolstered by charts and information-packed sidebars (e.g., for removing air bubbles and troubleshooting your first pull). Every topic that novices must master is covered, such as working basic shapes (cylinder and variations dishes) trimming, decorating and glazing, and firing.” ?Booklist
“Among how-to books, this volume stands out. This gem is as carefully honed as the skills it seeks to share.” —American Craft
“For those of us who learn best with a combo of text and demonstrations, Simon Leach’s new book is the perfect fit.” ?Ceramics Monthly
For all the love and attention we give dogs, much of what they do remains mysterious. Just think about different behaviors you see at a dog park: We have a good understanding of what it means when dogs wag their tails—but what about when they sniff and roll on a stinky spot? Why do they play tug-of-war with one dog, while showing their bellies to another? Why are some dogs shy, while others are bold? What goes on in dogs' heads and hearts—and how much can we know and understand?
Canine Confidential has the answers. Written by award-winning scientist—and lifelong dog lover—Marc Bekoff, it not only brilliantly opens up the world of dog behavior, but also helps us understand how we can make our dogs' lives the best they can possibly be. Rooted in the most up-to-date science on cognition and emotion—fields that have exploded in recent years—Canine Confidential is a wonderfully accessible treasure trove of new information and myth-busting. Peeing, we learn, isn't always marking; grass-eating isn't always an attempt to trigger vomiting; it's okay to hug a dog—on their terms; and so much more. There's still much we don't know, but at the core of the book is the certainty that dogs do have deep emotional lives, and that as their companions we must try to make those lives as rich and fulfilling as possible.
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