The American Fisherman: How Our Nation's Anglers Founded, Fed, Financed, and Forever Shaped the USA [EPUB]
01 December 2016, 02:27
2016 | EPUB | 11.33MB
This generously illustrated celebration of fish, anglers, and our country’s treasured wild places traces fishing’s astonishing impact on the United States and its people, from its settlement and founding, to powering its economy and inspiring our creativity and faith. Blessed by perhaps the most diverse and abundant waters in the world, Native Americans were the continent’s first master anglers and incorporated fish into their spiritual beliefs and legends. When the Vikings, the earliest European visitors, arrived, they were drawn across the Atlantic Ocean by the bountiful fishing grounds of North America’s East Coast. During the colonial era, fish helped save the Pilgrims, make George Washington wealthy, and win the American Revolution. From New England cod to Pacific Northwest salmon to Gulf shrimp, the fishing industry has fed and financed centuries of Americans in every region of the country.
Throughout, Willie and Bill explore how fishing has made an enduring mark on our national identity and culture. The American Fisherman is also an ode to our nation’s extraordinary natural places: alpine trout streams in the Rocky Mountains, steelhead runs along the storm-tossed Alaskan coast, the azure waters off Key West where marlin roam, and the bayous of Louisiana where the Robertsons have instilled the love and lessons of fishing down through the generations, as so many other families have.A spirited and unique look at the U.S.A. and its people, The American Fisherman will hook every sportsman from the first page and forever deepen their appreciation for the fishing life.
Carpentry Complete: Expert Advice from Start to Finish [EPUB]
22 November 2016, 21:37
2012 | EPUB | 21.84MB
The nuts and bolts of carpentry, all in one handy volume. Carpenter and author Andy Engel provides homeowners with a comprehensive and easy-to-use reference for covering all home carpentry projects from the most basic to the most advanced. Full of authoritative and reliable information, "Carpentry Complete" is designed to help any homeowner or DIYer tackle projects with confidence. Well organized so that information can be found quickly (including advice on how to deal with the inevitable things that can go wrong), this highly visual book makes it easy for readers to find the step-by-step advice they're looking for.
The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn [EPUB]
22 November 2016, 21:36
2016 | EPUB | 70.3MB
Start-to-finish, fun projects for makers of all types, ages, and skill levels!
This easy-to-follow guide features dozens of DIY, low-cost projects that will arm you with the skills necessary to dream up and build your own creations. The Big Book of Makerspace Projects: Inspiring Makers to Experiment, Create, and Learn offers practical tips for beginners and open-ended challenges for advanced makers. Each project features non-technical, step-by-step instructions with photos and illustrations to ensure success and expand your imagination. You will learn recyclables hacks, smartphone tweaks, paper circuits, e-textiles, musical instruments, coding and programming, 3-D printing, and much, much more!
Discover how to create:
- Brushbot warriors, scribble machines, and balloon hovercrafts
- Smartphone illusions, holograms, and projections
- Paper circuits, origami, greeting cards, and pop-ups
- Dodgeball, mazes, and other interesting Scratch games
- Organs, guitars, and percussion instruments
- Sewed LED bracelets, art cuffs, and Arduino stuffie
- Makey Makey and littleBits gadgets
- Programs for plug-and-play and Bluetooth-enabled robots
- 3D design and printing projects and enhancements