Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Handcraft a classic or contemporary chess set that will be cherished for years to come. You will learn to create each piece by using compound cuts on the scroll saw. Patterns and full-color photographs for each of the playing pieces (king, queen, bishop, knight, rook, pawn) are included. Instructions and pattern for a beautiful inlay playing board also included.
Minecraft in the Real World with LEGO, 3D Printing, Arduino, and More!
Author: John Baichtal
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Minecraft has sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide (about 25 million of those units for the PC and Mac). According to Mojang, since the beginning of 2016 Minecraft continues to average 53,000 copies sold per day. Microsoft bought Minecraft (and Mojang) in 2014 for $2.5 billion. In 2016, Microsoft released a version of Minecraft specifically for educators called MinecraftEdu that is used by thousands of teachers around the world. Minecraft for Makers explores the intersection of this creative and beloved electronic game with the real world. It gives readers the opportunity to take familiar objects from the game - such as blocks, jack o'lanterns, and mobs - and make real-world versions of them. Begin with simple crafting projects using wood, paint, and LEGOs. Then move up to projects that involve basic electronics with LEDs. And, finally, advance to Arduino microcontroller projects that teach programming skills and basic robotics. The skills build progressively on one another, from chapter to chapter, and the emphasis is on fun all the way! Chapters include: Basic Projects (Item Frame with Diamond Sword, LEGO Minecraft Block, Minecraft Chess Pieces) LED Projects (Glowing Minecraft Block, Glowstone Chandelier, Minecraft Chess Board) Arduino Projects (Minecraft Jack O'Lantern, Night and Day Clock, Robot Creeper)
This accessible how-to guide for parents and teachers on the best way to teach chess to children, from international chess expert Richard James, is linked to both his bestselling book, Chess for Kids, and his website chessKIDS academy. James, who taught grandmasters Luke McShane and Jonathan Rowson, shows how learning chess is interesting and fun. It can also help children develop life skills, such as decision-making and social skills, and be a springboard to other subjects in the school curriculum, such as maths, science, history and even languages. In an easy-to-follow, fun way, James explains how to structure short lessons with worksheets and other activities to introduce the chess pieces, chess notation and chess-board dynamics - so that children can understand the thinking behind the moves and start playing and enjoying this fascinating game.
Easy-To-Make and Fun-to-Give Projects for the Holidays
Author: Diana Thompson
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Trim Your Tree with Handmade Holiday OrnamentsThe best ornaments on the Christmas tree are always those that are handmade! Use your scroll saw to create memorable three-dimensional Christmas ornaments to hang on your tree, use as holiday decorations, or give to family and friends.Inside you ll find dozens of inventive ready-to-use patterns to use in creating inspirational ornaments, nativity scenes, tree toppers, holiday centerpieces, snowmen candlestick holders, and much, much more.Each festive design in this newly revised book features compound cutting, a simple technique that uses multiple cuts to produce amazingly complex-looking results. Follow the author s instructions to learn the secret of making compound cuts on your scroll saw. Her easy methods will give your ornaments height, width, and depth, providing impressive results at any skill level.Inside you ll find 52 ready-to-use ornament patterns, including: - Snowmen and Santas- Doves and Teddy Bears- Gingerbread Men- Candy Canes, Bells, and Stockings- Traditional Tree Toppers- Icicles, Angels, and Many More!Plus festive projects for: - A Simple Nativity Scene- Snowmen Candlestick Holders- Poinsettia Centerpiece- Sleigh and Reindeer"
For many players, games are entertainment, diversion, relaxation, fantasy. But what if certain games were something more than this, providing not only outlets for entertainment but a means for creative expression, instruments for conceptual thinking, or tools for social change? In Critical Play, artist and game designer Mary Flanagan examines alternative games -- games that challenge the accepted norms embedded within the gaming industry -- and argues that games designed by artists and activists are reshaping everyday game culture. Flanagan provides a lively historical context for critical play through twentieth-century art movements, connecting subversive game design to subversive art: her examples of "playing house" include Dadaist puppet shows and The Sims. She looks at artists' alternative computer-based games and explores games for change, considering the way activist concerns -- including worldwide poverty and AIDS -- can be incorporated into game design. Arguing that this kind of conscious practice -- which now constitutes the avant-garde of the computer game medium -- can inspire new working methods for designers, Flanagan offers a model for designing that will encourage the subversion of popular gaming tropes through new styles of game making, and proposes a theory of alternate game design that focuses on the reworking of contemporary popular game practices.
This collection holds all thirteen of the Drag Shergi Mysteries. From the beginning we meet Drag, a private detective, in his first case trying to discover the identity of an amnesiac. It turns from a simple case to a complex one. The series swings in and out of the natural and supernatural realms as Drag can't keep from being pulled into all sorts of messes. Such is the nature of each case as he goes from the beginning to the end where he tries to rescue a child from an unjust fate.
The 1960s was a time of incredible freedom and exploration in the art world, particularly in New York City, which witnessed the explosion of New Music, Happenings, Fluxus, New Dance, pop art, and minimalist art. Also notable during this period, although often overlooked, is the inordinate amount of revolutionary art that was created by women. Into Performance fills a critical gap in both American and Japanese art history as it brings to light the historical significance of five women artists—Yoko Ono, Yayoi Kusama, Takako Saito, Mieko Shiomi, and Shigeko Kubota. Unusually courageous and self-determined, they were among the first Japanese women to leave their country—and its male-dominated, conservative art world—to explore the artistic possibilities in New York. They not only benefited from the New York art scene, however, they played a major role in the development of international performance and intermedia art by bridging avant-garde movements in Tokyo and New York. This book traces the pioneering work of these five women artists and the socio-cultural issues that shaped their careers. Into Performance also explores the transformation of these artists' lifestyle from traditionally confined Japanese women to internationally active artists. Yoshimoto demonstrates how their work paved the way for younger Japanese women artists who continue to seek opportunities in the West today.
An international celebration of the work of Florence W. Kaslow! Family Therapy Around the World: A Festschrift for Florence W. Kaslow celebrates the life and work of the distinguished family therapist with an international collection of essays that reflects the dynamic state of clinical practice, research, and theory. Professionals and practitioners from 15 countries honor Dr. Kaslow’s pioneering contributions to family therapy and family psychology by offering practical solutions to the real, everyday problems that affect today’s world. The essays are varied and extensive, incorporating cultural and social factors to explore new territory in family therapy through cutting-edge research, clinical cases, and theoretical developments. Family Therapy Around the World recognizes the profound influence of Dr. Kaslow, who was instrumental in the adoption of the Journal of Family Psychotherapy as the official journal of the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA). The spirit of her work flows through the book’s essays, which represent the latest thinking and practice developments from clinicians, theoreticians, and researchers around the world. The book paints a clear portrait of the current state of family therapy across the globe, including contributions from Japan; the United Kingdom; Israel; India; Argentina; Russia; Sweden; Iceland; Yugoslavia; Italy; Australia; Norway; Chile; and the United States. Topics examined in Family Therapy Around the World include: salutogenic family therapy (Sweden) working with abusing families (United Kingdom) family life in an atmosphere of chronic stress and social transformation (Yugoslavia) adult children dealing with parental divorce (Italy) exploring culture in practice (United Kingdom and India) fathers who make a difference (Argentina) sex avoidance among young couples (Israel) working toward triadic communication with problematic families (Japan) and much more! For decades, Dr. Florence Kaslow has been an active practitioner, editor, author, teacher, and researcher. Family Therapy Around the World: A Festschrift for Florence W. Kaslow represents a small sampling of the effect her work has had on the family therapy community across the globe.
In the early 2020s, following several dreadful natural disasters due to climate change, the authorities on Earth decided to save humanity by setting up a survival programme on Mars. Quentin Derose, a brilliant 12-year-old boy, is totally unaware that he is going to be involved in an amazing adventure. He and his parents will go on a test mission to the red planet. Separated from them during the first space battle of humanity, he survives only thanks to his faithful androdog Theo, who proves to have hidden talents. Quentin is then faced with another ordeal: his vessel passes through a black hole and finally lands on the planet Syldius located more than six light years from Earth. Then, having found out that a huge threat was endangering the whole Earth, he begins planning a way to return along with his fellow earthlings. He has to act in secret and firstly to acquire the in-depth knowledge of the neuroloader he needs by creeping into the building housing the fantastic Syldian machine'¦
Summary: Investigating Poetry is a series of three books (ages 7-8, 9-10, 11+) designed to help students study English through reading, writing, speaking and listening to poetry. Each book allows students to practise and develop a variety of skills, including comprehension, discussion, creative writing, word study.
YOU CAN BE THE NEXT GRANDMASTER! Do you know that you can be the next Chess Grandmaster? Do you know the secrets on how to win every match and get high ranking? Do you know some secrets techniques and steps that can make you the next Grandmaster? Do you know that everybody is a born champion and you need to discover yours now? Are you just hearing about chess and you are discouraged that you can't learn the game now? "Chess Game: How to Be the Next Grandmaster" is the answer to winning every game and becoming the next Grandmaster, as the author, Anderson Gills will walk you through a step by step process from a beginner's point of view to a grandmaster. In this book, you will: Learn and understand Chess notation Board setup, all the various piece and how they move Importance of playing chess How to en-passant and castle and the requirement for castling The secrets on how to be a grandmaster The secrets on wing any player that has been wining you The basic rules and techniques of chess How to review the rules on how to win a chess game Excellent chess strategies How to enroll and play in tournament How to improve your chess skills and techniques And a lot of other secrets that you need to know to keep you ahead of your opponent. Wait no further, grab your copy and learn how to be the next grand master now! Join Gill as he tour you into the world of Chess by CLICKING THE BUY BUTTON NOW! tags: staunton case house of staunton tabletop computer zurich zweig story xiangqi round medal gold strategy intermediate players children tactics advanced Silman new drueke Learning stress basman Cards play win dvd bookends roll up chess set with storage chess set for kids beginners timer digital analog chronos clock living room forest green wholesale checkers chess tic tac toe chinese backgammon game checkers souvnear, book, endgame chess silman, ebonized, tournament, with box, staunton chessmen, Enochian, zagreb chess set, weapons of chess, weapons of chess by bruce pandolfini, dvoretsky, chess, bookmark duchamp trompowsky electric game electronic, imagery, anand, books adults, chess board set for kids, bag, storage, for girls, marble, Glas table, black and white, foldable, board, marble, dunny, series, plastic stone, weighted, metal, chess pieces only small, folding, wooden magnetic, hand carved, chess set wood wegiel, chess set wood weighted, heavy, chess set wood checkers, north american, clock dgt, only, chess pieces wood case can board grand rook, knight kids adult book, game wood how guide play, pieces learn king queen
The film scholar servies up a behind-the-scenes look at the people who have shaped cinema in twentieth century, in a collection of interviews with Jonathan Miller, Roger Corman, Vincent Price, Sally Cruikshank, Alex Nicol, and others.
The film scholar servies up a behind-the-scenes look at the people who have shaped cinema in twentieth century, in a collection of interviews with Jonathan Miller, Roger Corman, Vincent Price, Sally Cruikshank, Alex Nicol, and others. Simultaneous.