String Figures and how to Make Them

A Study of Cat's Cradle in Many Lands

Author: Caroline F. Jayne

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486201528

Category: Games

Page: 448

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Diagrams and text illustrate the steps involved in creating over one hundred string figures while providing information on their origin and cultural background
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String Figures as Mathematics?

An Anthropological Approach to String Figure-making in Oral Tradition Societies

Author: Eric Vandendriessche

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331911994X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 392

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This book addresses the mathematical rationality contained in the making of string figures. It does so by using interdisciplinary methods borrowed from anthropology, mathematics, history and philosophy of mathematics. The practice of string figure-making has long been carried out in many societies, and particularly in those of oral tradition. It consists in applying a succession of operations to a string (knotted into a loop), mostly using the fingers and sometimes the feet, the wrists or the mouth. This succession of operations is intended to generate a final figure. The book explores different modes of conceptualization of the practice of string figure-making and analyses various source material through these conceptual tools: it looks at research by mathematicians, as well as ethnographical publications, and personal fieldwork findings in the Chaco, Paraguay, and in the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea, which all give evidence of the rationality that underlies this activity. It concludes that the creation of string figures may be seen as the result of intellectual processes, involving the elaboration of algorithms, and concepts such as operation, sub-procedure, iteration, and transformation.
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Museums, Anthropology and Imperial Exchange

Author: Amiria Henare

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521835916

Category: Art

Page: 323

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Amiria Henare explores the role of material cultural research in anthropology and related disciplines from the late eighteenth century to the present.
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Handmade Tales 2: More Stories to Make and Take

Author: Dianne de Las Casas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598849743

Category: Education

Page: 104

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Children love seeing ordinary objects such as paper and string transformed into extraordinary things. This book provides a collection of fun make-and-take tales that enable educators and librarians to take storytelling to a higher level.
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Power: Die 48 Gesetze der Macht

Kompaktausgabe

Author: Robert Greene

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446435530

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Mit über 200.000 verkauften Exemplaren dominierte „Power – Die 48 Gesetze der Macht“ von Robert Greene monatelang die Bestsellerlisten. Nun erscheint der Klassiker als Kompaktausgabe: knapp, prägnant, unterhaltsam. Wer Macht haben will, darf sich nicht zu lange mit moralischen Skrupeln aufhalten. Wer glaubt, dass ihn die Mechanismen der Macht nicht interessieren müssten, kann morgen ihr Opfer sein. Wer behauptet, dass Macht auch auf sanftem Weg erreichbar ist, verkennt die Wirklichkeit. Dieses Buch ist der Machiavelli des 21. Jahrhunderts, aber auch eine historische und literarische Fundgrube voller Überraschungen.
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Die Kunst der JavaScript-Programmierung

Eine moderne Einführung in die Sprache des Web

Author: Marijn Haverbeke

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3864911915

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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Das Buch ist eine Einführung in JavaScript, die sich auf gute Programmiertechniken konzentriert. Der Autor lehrt den Leser, wie man die Eleganz und Präzision von JavaScript nutzt, um browserbasierte Anwendungen zu schreiben. Das Buch beginnt mit den Grundlagen der Programmierung - Variablen, Kontrollstrukturen, Funktionen und Datenstrukturen -, dann geht es auf komplexere Themen ein, wie die funktionale und objektorientierte Programmierung, reguläre Ausdrücke und Browser-Events. Unterstützt von verständlichen Beispielen wird der Leser rasch die Sprache des Web fließend 'sprechen' können.
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Sprint

Wie man in nur fünf Tagen neue Ideen testet und Probleme löst

Author: Jake Knapp,Braden Kowitz,John Zeratsky

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864149061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Unternehmer, Gründer und Teams stehen täglich vor der Herausforderung: Womit soll man zuerst anfangen, worauf sich am meisten fokussieren? Und wie viele Diskussionen und Meetings sind nötig, bevor man ganz sicher die garantiert richtige Lösung hat? Die Folge ist, dass allzu oft das Projekt auf der Stelle tritt und man überhaupt nicht vorwärtskommt. Dafür gibt es eine geniale Lösung: Sprint. Die ist ein einzigartiger, innovativer und narrensicherer Prozess, mit dem sich die härtesten Probleme in nur fünf Tagen lösen lassen – von Montag bis Freitag. Der Entwickler Jake Knapp entwarf diesen Prozess bei und für Google, wo er seither in allen Bereichen genutzt wird. Zusammen mit John Zeratsky und Braden Kowitz hat er darüber hinaus bereits mehr als 100 Sprints in Firmen aus unterschiedlichen Bereichen durchgeführt. Der Sprint-Prozess bietet praktische Hilfe für Unternehmen aller Größen, vom kleinen Start-up bis hin zum Fortune-100-Unternehmen. Die Methode ist auch für alle anderen bewährt, die vor einem großen Problem stehen, schnell eine Idee testen oder einfach eine Möglichkeit schnell ergreifen wollen.
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Rock Guitar For Dummies

Author: Jon Chappell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118069609

Category: Music

Page: 384

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Face it, being a rock guitarist is just about the coolest thing you can be – next to a secret agent with a black belt in karate. But even if you were a butt-kicking international person of mystery, playing rock guitar would still be cooler because it involves art, passion, power, poetry, and the ability to move an audience of listeners. Whether "moving your listeners" means mowing down crowd surfers with your power chords or making the audience cry with your sensitive melodies, no other musical instrument allows you so much versatility. Whatever rocks your world, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you bring that message out through your fingers and onto that electric guitar that's slung over your shoulder. If you're a beginner, you'll discover what you need to know to start playing immediately, without drowning in complicated music theory. If you've been playing for a while, you can pick up some tips to help improve your playing and move to the next level. Here's a sampling of the topics covered in Rock Guitar For Dummies: How electric guitars and amplifiers work Choosing the right guitar and amp for you, and how to care for them Left-hand and right-hand guitar techniques The different styles of rock guitar playing Creating great riffs The history of rock guitar Buying accessories for your new toy Top Ten lists of the guitarists you should listen to, the rock albums you must have, and the classic guitars you should know about Rock Guitar For Dummies also comes with a CD that includes audio of every example shown in the book, plus play-along tracks with a band. So, if you consider yourself an air guitar virtuoso and would like to try the real thing, Rock Guitar For Dummies can help you on your way to becoming an accomplished guitarist. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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Serious Tennis

Author: Scott Williams,Randy Petersen

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780880119139

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 261

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Serious Tennis is the most comprehensive tennis resource, containing expert instruction on each facet of the game. Learn with the world's top instructors as they provide insights into modern tennis technique, training methods, and match strategy. Combining the sport's latest physical conditioning methods with its most advanced mental training techniques, this book enables you to reach your full potential, regardless of skill level. Top international tennis instructor Scott Williams presents his SMARTS system for perfecting stroke technique. The system includes the following: - Seeing - Movement - Adjusting - Rotation - Transfer - Swing In Serious Tennis, Williams breaks down the four main skill groups in the SMARTS system: stroking skills, playing skills, mental skills, and preparatory skills. He then identifies three phases of development-the core phase, the mileage phase, and the fine-tuning phase-that all players should follow to improve their game. During the first phase, stroking and playing skills are sharpened on the practice court. Once in the mileage phase, techniques such as consistency, placement, and court positioning are tested during game situations. The fine-tuning phase focuses on preparatory skills such as conditioning, nutrition, sleep, and the mental skills you need to consistently win. This approach allows intermediate and advanced players to be in a continual mode of physical and mental progression to truly enhance their skills and tactical understanding of the game. From improving shot selections to performing under pressure, this book covers every aspect of the game. Become the player you've always wanted to be with Serious Tennis.
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Fiddle For Dummies

Author: Michael John Sanchez

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118930231

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

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Learn to play the fiddle? Easy. Tackling a new instrument can be intimidating, but with thiseasy-to-use guide, you'll have no trouble at all! From selecting,tuning, and caring for your fiddle to mastering various musicstyles, Fiddle For Dummies walks you step-by-step througheverything you need to start playing the fiddle like a pro. You'lldiscover how to hold a fiddle, master fundamental techniques, andtake your skills to the next level. This title also featurescompanion audio tracks and instructional video clips hosted onlineat Dummies.com to help further enhance your skills. The fiddle is a popular instrument across many continents, andis a favorite for many because it is small and portable. Playingthe fiddle can expose you to a range of musical styles from allover the world, such as Irish, Scottish, Celtic/Cape Breton,country, folk, bluegrass, and more. Plus, if you're already aviolin player, you'll impress yourself and fellow musicians as youunlock your instrument to open up a whole new world of sounds. Learn fiddle techniques and fundamentals Select, tune, and care for your fiddle Join the folk instrument movement and master the fiddle Play fiddle music from all over the world Whether you're a complete beginner or a violin player looking tobranch out and try something new, Fiddle For Dummies willhave you fit as a fiddle in no time.
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How to Con Your Kid

Simple Seams for Mealtime, Bedtime, Bathtime--Anytime!

Author: David Borgenicht,James Grace

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594740732

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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Children bring boundless love, unbridled joy and overwhelming happiness into our lives. They also bring temper tantrums, stubborn moods and strong wills. To deal with these obstinate emotions, parents often have to turn into hustlers, tricking their kid into doing things that he or she refuses to do, such as getting dressed, holding still, trying new foods or going to sleep.How to Con Your Kid gives parents tools to easily trick their little one, from short, one-line cons to longer step-by-step scams. There are loads of tricks for keeping kids clean, fed, clothed and happy--even when they'd rather be dirty, hungry, naked and bored.
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The Worrywart's Companion

Twenty-One Ways to Soothe Yourself and Worry Smart

Author: Beverly A. Potter

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 157951183X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 174

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Worrywarts are characterized by chronic anxiety, enslavement to out-of-control thoughts, and haranguing themselves to a degree that triggers FUD — fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Smart worriers take control of their worry by creating a time and place to do the work of worry, objectively studying their behavior to better understand how to worry effectively, and practicing flexible thinking rather than rut thinking. Smart worriers look for solutions, including partial solutions, and accept what can’t be changed, challenge their worries, practice making under-reactive statements that defuse anxiety rather than fuel it. The Worrywart’s Companion offers a smorgasbord of tools to help readers become smart worriers, including deep breathing and muscles relaxing exercises, practicing deliberate belly laughing, saying a prayer, doing a good deed, taking a walk, rocking oneself, counting details to keep one’s mind off of the worry, and more. When smart worriers finish the work of worry, they purposefully soothe themselves so that they can move on to other activities. The Worrywart’s Companion helps disquieted readers integrate soothing activities into their daily lives to keep worry-provoking anxiety in check.
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Routineaufgaben mit Python automatisieren

Praktische Programmierlösungen für Einsteiger

Author: Al Sweigart

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3864919932

Category: Computers

Page: 576

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Wenn Sie jemals Stunden damit verbracht haben, Dateien umzubenennen oder Hunderte von Tabelleneinträgen zu aktualisieren, dann wissen Sie, wie stumpfsinnig manche Tätigkeiten sein können. Wie wäre es, den Computer dazu zu bringen, diese Arbeiten zu übernehmen? In diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie mit Python Aufgaben in Sekundenschnelle erledigen können, die sonst viel Zeit in Anspruch nehmen würden. Programmiererfahrung brauchen Sie dazu nicht: Wenn Sie einmal die Grundlagen gemeistert haben, werden Sie Python-Programme schreiben, die automatisch alle möglichen praktischen Aufgaben für Sie abarbeiten: • eine oder eine Vielzahl von Dateien nach Texten durchsuchen • Dateien und Ordner erzeugen, aktualisieren, verschieben und umbenennen • das Web durchsuchen und Inhalte herunterladen • Excel-Dateien aktualisieren und formatieren • PDF-Dateien teilen, zusammenfügen, mit Wasserzeichen versehen und verschlüsseln • Erinnerungsmails und Textnachrichten verschicken • Online-Formulare ausfüllen Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen führen Sie durch jedes Programm und Übungsaufgaben am Ende jedes Kapitels fordern Sie dazu auf, die Programme zu verbessern und Ihre Fähigkeiten auf ähnliche Problemstellungen zu richten. Verschwenden Sie nicht Ihre Zeit mit Aufgaben, die auch ein gut dressierter Affe erledigen könnte. Bringen Sie Ihren Computer dazu, die langweilige Arbeit zu machen!
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Daughter of the Reef

Author: Clare Coleman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497621933

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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In the first volume of the Ancient Tahiti series, Tepua, the daughter of a chief sails from her coral atoll home toward her planned, and ritually mandated, marriage. But she never reaches her destination because a violent storm damages her vessel and leaves her stranded on the shores of Tahiti, a land previously unknown to her. She is made unwelcome because of her foreignness and is victimized because of her weakness and innocence, but her spirit is strong and her will to survive and thrive is boundless. The world of Tahiti is very different from the one she has known, beautiful, savage, and mystical by turns. But she is determined to build herself a new life and, in the process, she will change the destiny of all for generations to come. The Ancient Tahiti series, which continues with Sister of the Sun and Child of the Dawn, is perfect reading for fans of Jean M. Auel's The Clan of the Cave Bear, Linda Lay Shuler's She Who Remembers, and other novels set among pre-historic cultures.
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The Mahler Symphonies

Unlocking the Masters Series

Author: David Hurwitz

Publisher: Amadeus Press

ISBN: 1574673564

Category: Music

Page: 224

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(Unlocking the Masters). Since Gustav Mahler was rediscovered in the early 1960s, his symphonies have become arguably the most popular works in the modern orchestral repertoire. Mahler's Symphonies: An Owner's Manual is the first discussion of the ten completed symphonies (No. 1-9 plus "The Song of the Earth") to offer music lovers and record collectors a comprehensive overview of the music itself, what it sounds like, how it is organized, its form, content, and meaning, as it strikes today's listeners. The book caters to the novice as David Hurwitz describes what the listener will hear, section by section, using simple cues such as important instrumental solos, recognizable tunes, climaxes, and other easily audible musical facts. He explains how each work is arranged, how the various parts relate to each other, and how one work leads to the next. It describes the emotional extravagance that lies at the root of Mahler's popularity, the consistency of his symphonic thinking, the relationship of each work to its companions, and his dazzling and revolutionary use of orchestral instruments to create an expressive musical language that is varied in content and immediate in impact. The accompanying audio contains recordings from Symphony No. 1, Third Movement; Symphony No. 2, First Movement; Symphony No. 5, Third Movement ; and Symphony No. 7, Second Movement : "Nachtmusik I."
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Dogpire/Dogoyles

Author: Hells Lefse

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1462613268

Category: Fiction

Page: 478

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Dogpire The world seems filled with super heroes, beings that can change shape or have supernatural powers most of us cannot comprehend. Today you can add two new names to the list, Sven and Einer. Super heroes? Probably not. Heroes? Yes. Above average intelligence? Yes. Human? No. Dogs? Yes. Can a full-bred Shih-Tzu and a Schnauzer-Border Collie mix take on the world with their adopted human companion? These four stories should erase any doubts you may have. [email protected] proves the existence of a vampire=s best friend. Yes, vampires do spawn their own pets. The boys have their fangs full in this adventure. AMidas [email protected] finds Sven and Einer on their first motorcycle trip, gold mining in the black hills. AMutts on the [email protected] is the ultimate discovery of what every animal dreams. AWar [email protected] proves that wars never have a happy ending. Dogoyles Sven the Super Shih‑Tzu dog is back with his second book. Four new adventures with many new friends. Things start out with a new member to the family. Meet Lena, Sven=s adopted sister. Then history abounds with Sven=s human Ole telling the story of his ancestors. As if that were not enough, wait until you read about the dinosaurs and what happened at the end of World War Two. Great old detective work for Sven, Lena, and Ole takes place as they try to solve the mystery of the smashed cats of Holdings Fjord. Then it is on to Hollywood, mystery, murder and mayhem at the B‑Low movie studios. Can our little group of three find the killer before the next murder takes place? Join us now with Sven the talking, reading, computer-savvy Shih‑Tzu dog as his family and friends embark on all-new adventures.
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A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers, to which are Prefixed a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

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