aThis book introduces a wide range of traditional wooden toys, dolls and games from around the world. Many of the toys here have stood the test of time, proving over the centuries their everlasting appeal to all age groups. The book is richly illustrated throughout with a wealth of Cyril's beautiful watercolour pictures of his toys.
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: House & Home
"The Bridgewaters' clearly written guide outlines tools, techniques, and materials necessary for re-creating old-fashioned wooden toys guaranteed to generate a nostalgic yearning in anyone predisposed to looking back on simpler times....A number of handheld and pulltoys associated with bygone days are included--a jumping jack, natural wood spinning toy, and baby's rattle among them. The most elemental project is a one-piece doll to amuse toddlers, but a charming rocking horse with a removable rider is of real heirloom quality."-- "Booklist . 128 pages (8 in color), 319 b/w illus., 8 x 10.
Preservation, Promotion, Ethical Access and Benefit Sharing Mechanisms
Author: Nirmal Sengupta
Category: Business & Economics
This book demonstrates how traditional knowledge can be connected to the modern world. Human knowledge of housing, health and agriculture dates back thousands of years, with old wisdom developing and becoming modern. But in the past few decades, global communities have increasingly become aware that some of this valuable knowledge has fallen by the wayside. This has sparked systematic efforts at the local, national and global levels to connect this neglected knowledge to the modern world. It discusses the origin of the topic, its importance, recent developments in India and abroad, and what is being done and still needs to be done in order to preserve India’s traditional knowledge. The discussions address a broad range of fields and organizations: from Basmati rice to Ayurvedic cosmetics; from traditional irrigation and folk music to modern drug discovery and climate change adaptation; and from the Biodiversity Convention to the WHO, WTO and WIPO.
Make toys that will be treasured for generations! Wooden toys stand the test of time. They're played with, love and often go on to become treasured family heirlooms. Plus making toys is a great way to put to good use all those small offcuts of nicer wood you've been saving. Making Classic Wooden Toys is filled with 21 projects selected from the archives of Popular Woodworking Magazine and American Woodworker. The toys inside hark back to a time of childhood wonder and fun. From tricky puzzles and clever gizmos to sports equipment and kid's furniture, you'll learn to make a wide array of gifts that any child is sure to love. Within these pages you'll find step-by-step instructions along with helpful photos and illustrations for: • A variety of wooden puzzles • Tabletop versions of games including hockey and foosball • Fun furniture including a play table, a game table and a tractor-trailer toybox • Popular lawn games including bocce and kubb • Spinning tops, whistles and other classic toys What better way to show your love for a child than with a handmade wooden toy that will be passed on for generations to come?
Now in its fifteenth edition, The Rough Guide to Paris brings the perfect mix of fresh research and expert knowledge to Europe's most enchanting city. Each neighbourhood is explored in depth, with all the sights - from the must-sees to the more offbeat - covered by Rough Guides' experienced authors. The surrounding region features too in the "Day-trips from Paris" chapter, and the whole lot is illustrated with beautiful photography throughout the guide. Full-colour maps ensure you'll find your way from sight to sight (or from bar to bar) with the minimum of fuss. Combine this with accurate practical information on everything from public transport to opening hours and museum passes, and you'll soon be browsing the Marais, gliding on a boat along the Seine and sampling the best bistrots like a true Parisian. The best of the Paris' cafés, restaurants and nightlife - from the high-end and exclusive to edgier new hotspots - are reviewed in Rough Guides' trademark honest and to-the-point style. All accommodation budgets are catered for, too, whether you're after a grande dame city institution or a backpacker-friendly party hostel. Both for weekend breaks and longer stays, The Rough Guide to Paris fits the bill.
Projects for all ages, with easy-to-follow large scale plans and instructions for making simple models of houses, boats and trains as well as puppets, climbing figures, hobby-horses, ganes and much more.
Providing practical guidance on enhancing learning through ICT in the humanities, this book is made up of a series of projects that supplement, augment and extend the QCA ICT scheme and provide much-needed links with Units in other subjects’ schemes of work. It includes: examples and advice on enhancing learning through ICT in history, geography and RE fact cards that support each project and clearly outline its benefits in relation to teaching and learning examples of how activities work in 'real' classrooms links to research, inspection evidence and background reading to support each project adaptable planning examples and practical ideas provided on an accompanying CD ROM. Suitable for all trainee and practising primary teachers.