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Over 230 commonly used idioms are introduced in reading selections, dialogues, and activities. Their presentation helps learners incorporate common expressions into their everyday speech. Appealing illustrations keep students engaged as they explore idioms related to topics such as colors, geography, food, and time.
There is an entire world of buried treasure right under our feet. This book shows you how to claim your share. Over 200 pages of valuable metal detecting information designed to get you out there finding treasure on your very first outing.Finding treasure with a metal detector is real and doing it is simple and easy once you read this book. There are people finding incredible old coins made from gold and silver, valuable historical relics and old jewelry made from gold, silver and platinum. But you won’t find these great treasures unless you know where and how to look.
Switzerland’s exceptional scenic beauty of valleys, lakes, and mountains, its central location on international trade routes, and its world famous banking system are just a few elements that have contributed to its rise in the global market. This relatively small nation is actively engaged in the maintenance of peace among nations and at the forefront of technological research. Consisting of twenty-six member states, called cantons, the history of the Swiss Confederation is as rich and varied as its culture and people.T
Cities of the United States (CUS) provides a one-stop source for all the vital information you need on 189 of America’s top cities—those fastest-growing, as well as those with a particular historical, political, industrial, and/or commercial significance. Spanning the entire country, from Anaheim to Virginia Beach, each geographically-arranged volume of CUS brings together a wide range of comprehensive data. The volumes include: The South; The West; The Midwest; and The Northeast.
International in scope, but with a strong North American focus, the Encyclopedia of Business is where researchers and professionals go to investigate major business concentrations and theories. Choose from nearly 700 in-depth entries.
Coverage is encyclopedic in the first modern treatment of orthogonal polynomials from the viewpoint of special functions. It includes classical topics such as Jacobi, Hermite, Laguerre, Hahn, Charlier and Meixner polynomials as well as those (e.g. Askey-Wilson and Al-Salam–Chihara polynomial systems) discovered over the last 50 years and multiple orthogonal polynomials are discussed for the first time in book form. Many modern applications of the subject are dealt with, including birth- and death- processes, integrable systems, combinatorics, and physical models.
This book provides a self-contained comprehensive exposition of the theory of dynamical systems. The book begins with a discussion of several elementary but crucial examples. These are used to formulate a program for the general study of asymptotic properties and to introduce the principal theoretical concepts and methods. The main theme of the second part of the book is the interplay between local analysis near individual orbits and the global complexity of the orbit structure. The third and fourth parts develop the theories of low-dimensional dynamical systems and hyperbolic dynamical systems in depth.
Encyclopedia of Mathematics is a comprehensive one-volume encyclopedia designed for high school through early college students. More than 1,000 entries, more than 125 photographs and illustrations, and numerous essays cover the principal areas and issues that characterize this ""new"" area of science. This valuable resource unites disparate ideas and provides the meaning, history, context, and relevance behind each one. The easy-to-use format makes finding straightforward and natural answers to questions within arithmetic – such as algebra, trigonometry, geometry, probability, combinatorics, numbers, logic, calculus, and statistics – simple.
A Jewelry Classic
For three decades, Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry has served as the most respected and authoritative reference to the subject of vintage jewelry on the market. The new edition of this timeless classic finds acclaimed jewelry expert C. Jeanenne Bell at her best – sharing her impressive understanding of the subject with unbridled passion for her life-long pursuit.
Offering significant historical information and lavish images ofremarkable pieces, this best-selling guide to antique jewelry takes you on a beautiful and edifying adventure.
Beswick is typical of the numerous small scale ceramic factories founded towards the end of the Victorian era and manufacturing through the first two thirds of the 20th century. Like many of these companies Beswick produced a mix of tableware and sculptural ceramics adjusting its designs to take account of the trends of each decade. However the company is atypical by the very fact of its survival – in spite of the many upheavals which have transformed the ceramic industry during the latter part of the 20th century.
Interest in coin collecting and paper money is at an all-time high, thanks in part to the new designs of modern U.S. coins and currency, the increasing market value of precious metals, and the great investment coin collecting has been in recent years. Recent reports estimate that there are over 1 million serious coin collectors in the U.S. And the U.S. Mint estimates that nearly 150 million people have collected the 50 State Quarters. The bestselling Warman’s Coins & Paper Money, now in its 5th edition, is the most comprehensive, colorful, informative, and thorough identification and price guide of its kind.
For the first time, the most commonly encountered silver Roman coins can be inexpensively identified and some idea of value can be gained. Whether you are setting out to form a collection of every emperor or are already an experienced Roman Coin collector, you will not be able to put this book down! The line drawings of most obverse types mean that the legend is clear and readable in the book, and it makes a great aid to identification, as does the alphabetical list of emperors/empresses in the back of the book.
C’est l’un des principaux représentants de ce que l’on appelle de nos jours le mouvement moderne (également nommé mouvement international ou style international) avec Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius et Theo van Doesburg. Il a également œuvré dans les domaines de l’urbanisme et du design. Il est connu pour être l’inventeur de l’Unité d’habitation, comme solution aux problèmes de logements de l’après-guerre.
The beauty of ribbonwork cannot be underestimated, as you will soon discover after looking at the sumptuous pages in this book, written by ribbon expert Helen Gibb.This small hardback book with spiral-bound pages is the perfect size for toting to class and setting flat on the table. Enjoy the photos for vintage ribbonwork, learn the techniques for making ribbon flowers and leaves, and be inspired to make the incredibly beautiful projects. Using the detailed step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and photos, you’ll soon be on your way to making ribbon flower compositions for use on your hats, albums, pillows, dolls, crazy patch, and quilting projects.
How do we come to know the world around us? What about worlds apart from our own—outer space, distant cultures, or even long-past eras of history? Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts explores these questions and suggests an answer: we come to know our world and worlds apart through the objects that represent them.Objects are a window, and by looking through them we can learn and understand more about the people who made them and the time and place they came from. In the pursuit of this understanding museums are invaluable; they are repositories not just of things but also of past, present, and future knowledge.
From Diderot’s monumental illustrated record of 18th-century European arts and sciences: elegant renderings of architectural landmarks; drawings and plans for windmills, bridges and boats; renderings of palatial interiors and furnishings; elevations and floor plans for many well-known European theaters; scenes of 18th-century craftsmen at work in the building trades; and much more.
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