Things That Go Bump in the Universe

Things That Go Bump in the Universe

Author: C. Renée James

Publisher: JHU Press

Published: 2023-11-14

Total Pages: 300

ISBN-13: 1421446944

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Experience the drama of the explosive cosmos and the astonishing discoveries being made about the universe's wildest phenomena. The violent birth of the universe was only the first bang of a very bumpy ride. This unfathomably cacophonous beginning has spawned blasts, implosions, cosmic cannibalism, collisions, and countless other fleeting energetic events punctuating the cosmos. Although often brief, these transient phenomena pack a powerful punch. Armed with decades of theoretical progress, unrivaled computing power, and cutting-edge technology, astronomers find themselves at the cusp of understanding not just the events themselves, but also how those events reveal the story of the entire cosmos. In Things That Go Bump in the Universe, astronomer and science writer C. Renée James introduces us to her colleagues around the world, who are using pioneering research techniques to explore everything from the very first explosions in the universe to the dark energy that could destroy it all. Along the way, James describes the history of transient astronomy, how the universe presents itself through various astronomical messengers, and the unexpected connections between different phenomena. Capturing the drama of a wild, violent cosmos for the curious reader, James explains a different category of transient event in each chapter, using easy-to-understand metaphors and stories to explain the science behind these awe-inspiring, cosmological encounters. Things That Go Bump in the Universe explores the incredible discoveries being made in this revolutionary field, the tools used to detect cosmic events, and the astronomical mysteries that continue to puzzle observers and theorists. James weaves together the stories of our turbulent universe—informative, entertaining, frequently perplexing, and occasionally philosophical—and the people who are trying to make sense of it.


100 Thimbles in a Box

100 Thimbles in a Box

Author: Debbi Kent

Publisher: Seoul Selection Guides

Published: 2014

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9781624120268

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Korean handicrafts are often overshadowed by those of China and Japan, preventing them from being recognized for their unique charm and cultural value. Frustrated with this widespread ignorance of Korean crafts, two American authors set out to write 100 Thimbles in a Box: The Spirit and Beauty of Korean Handicrafts, hoping that an English-language book on the topic would help bring some deserving global attention to Korea s strong crafting history. The book s title draws from a tradition dating back to the Joseon Dynasty in which a bride would present handmade thimbles to her husband s female relatives to wish them good fortune and a long life. The stunning beauty of 44 of Korea s traditional crafts sorted into ceramics, fiber arts, paper, inlay, metal, wood, and painting is presented in detail with over 400 pictures found in the book. While other publications have focused on one or two of these handicraft categories, this is the first English-language guide that brings these diverse genres together in a single volume.


Seasonal Silhouettes

Seasonal Silhouettes

Author: Edyta Sitar for Laundry Basket Quilts

Publisher: Landauer Publishing

Published: 2013-05-01

Total Pages: 98

ISBN-13: 1935726366

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Beloved fabric and quilt pattern designer Edyta Sitar for Laundry Basket Quilts has designed 12 gorgeous quilt blocks that take you through the seasons of the year. 5 appliqué quilt block project settings provide the foundation for creating a one, two or four block appliqué project as well as a 12 block-12 month full-size calendar quilt. Each appliqué quilt block features one or more of Edyta Sitar’s beautifully crafted “silhouettes” for raw-edge machine appliqué. Background quilting enhances the beauty and detail of each appliqué quilt block. Step-by-step how-to and instructions for Edyta’s raw-edge appliqué technique Full-size appliqué templates Concise and clear how-to for background quilting Edyta’s favorite quilt binding technique Full-size placement diagrams for each of the 12 blocks Five block settings: wall art, a table runner, a bed topper, a wallhanging and a full-size quilt


The Art of Forgotten Things

The Art of Forgotten Things

Author: Melanie Doerman

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2013-05-15

Total Pages: 458

ISBN-13: 1620333066

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Discover a masterpiece that gives new life to found objects in The Art of Forgotten Things. Imagine necklaces and bracelets using one-of-a-kind components that hint at fragments of stories that exist only in the mind, evoking a mysterious past. Author Melanie Doerman will teach you how to take esquisite mementoes from history and make them into meaningful works of wearable art. The Art of Forgotten Things offers a brilliant new take on expressing your story within a jewelry design. Melanie shows how to create delicate beaded frames, clasps, nets, and components with seed beads and combine them with mixed-media elements for jewelry with an evocative look and feel. You'll also find an extensive techniques section that includes instructions for flat and tubular peyote, right-angle weave, bead netting, bead embroidery, and picot edges and fringes; basic jewelry techniques such as wire wrapping; mixed-media techniques such as foiling; and additional embellishment. Detailed step-by-step instructions are provided for each project. You'll learn about various types of beads used in the book's projects, from tiny seed beads to crystals, pressed glass, pearls, and more, as well as other materials, tools, and "treasures" that make each creation unique. In addition, Melanie explores using readily available materials and items that you might already have in your collection, along with directions for locating more unusual or vintage items. The Art of Forgotten Things is truly a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for all imaginative jewelry artists.


Five Thimbles

Five Thimbles

Author: Paula Grizzell Demarini

Publisher:

Published: 2011-04-01

Total Pages: 226

ISBN-13: 9780615373164

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One mother, five kids, 25 houses. DeMarini's fascinating childhood memoir is one of survival in east Tennessee between 1952 and 1970. It is the firsthand, true account of five siblings living with none of the things most other kids had, facing one eviction after another. It also details how the author's mother nurtured one child through serious illness and secured the author's own well-being after she was abducted as a teenager.


Bloodline

Bloodline

Author: Clela Dyess Reed

Publisher: Evening Street Press

Published: 2009-09

Total Pages: 39

ISBN-13: 0982010524

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