How to Draw Anything

Author: Scriberia

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1786485400

Category: Art

Page: 64

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As children, when we learn to write, we gain an important life skill - a practical means of communicating that we end up using almost every day of our lives, if only to jot down a shopping list or dash out an email. As children, we also know instinctively that drawing is a great way to communicate, but later in life it isn't universally valued and nurtured in the way that writing is. It's not seen as a necessity, it's seen as a specialism. As a result, most of us are robbed of a powerful, rewarding and perfectly achievable skill by a set of assumptions that are just plain wrong. In the 18th and 19th centuries drawing was central to a good education, not because we were training future artists, but because we were training future doctors, nurses, scientists, engineers, builders, cartographers, carpenters, plumbers and gardeners. We recognised the power of drawing to reveal, explain and clarify where words alone fell short. Florence Nightingale's visualisations of mortality data in the Crimean War saved many lives. From the scruffy sketchbook pages of Alexander Graham Bell came the first telephone. Charles Darwin grabbed a scrap of paper and mapped out the tree of life. They all understood that a good drawing is not one that is beautiful but one that does its job. Not a work of art, but art that works. How to Draw Anything sets out to repair our broken relationship with drawing. Firstly, this book asks you to pick up that pencil from where you left it all those years ago and start making pictures again. It will give you back the confidence and joy in drawing you never should have lost. And secondly, How to Draw Anything will equip you with new means of solving problems, sharing ideas and telling stories. It will take drawing out of the art world and put it into your world, introducing you to drawing as a practical tool for everyday life that will change the way you work, think and communicate.
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Armageddon Now

The End of the World A to Z

Author: Jim Willis,Barbara Willis

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 157859300X

Category: History

Page: 464

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Who knew that doomsday would be so hot? Environmental disasters, Ebola outbreaks, the popularity of reality television, and strife in the Middle East, may all be signs that time has come today. Weak and ailing after the end of the Cold War and the financial spree of the nineties, the timeless notion that the end is near is once again exerting a powerful influence on pop culture, politics, religion, and Mel Gibson. Omens and prophecies, asteroids collisions and nuclear war, oil crises and global warming, fire or ice, bang or whimper, asteroid or alien, act of God or human folly, Armageddon Now: The End of the World A to Z is all over doomsday prophecies. From alpha to omega, it is packed with 200 entries and 100 illustrations. Satan, saints, survivalists, and evangelical preachers known for their views on Biblical prophecies receive their due. In the end, the end has never been so thoroughly covered as in Armageddon Now. It's the last word for the end user. So, don't be left behind. Save yourself by buying this book.
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Songwriting and the Guitar

Author: Hal Leonard Corporation Staff

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781890490287

Category: Music

Page: 87

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(String Letter Publishing). With this unique and informative guide, you'll discover new ideas and inspirations for crafting your own songs and making the most of your instrument. You'll gain a better understanding of chord progressions, melodies, alternate tunings and other subjects through a series of expertly designed workshops, and you'll find tips and techniques offered by top singer-songwriters, such as Paul Simon, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Don McLean, Patty Larkin, David Wilcox, Dave Matthews and more.
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Transformative Experience

Author: L. A. Paul

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191027812

Category: Philosophy

Page: 120

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As we live our lives, we repeatedly make decisions that shape our future circumstances and affect the sort of person we will be. When choosing whether to start a family, or deciding on a career, we often think we can assess the options by imagining what different experiences would be like for us. L. A. Paul argues that, for choices involving dramatically new experiences, we are confronted by the brute fact that we can know very little about our subjective futures. This has serious implications for our decisions. If we make life choices in the way we naturally and intuitively want to—by considering what we care about, and what our future selves will be like if we choose to have the experience—we only learn what we really need to know after we have already committed ourselves. If we try to escape the dilemma by avoiding an experience, we have still made a choice. Choosing rationally, then, may require us to regard big life decisions as choices to make discoveries, small and large, about the intrinsic nature of experience, and to recognize that part of the value of living authentically is to experience one's life and preferences in whatever way they may evolve in the wake of the choices you make. Using classic philosophical examples about the nature of consciousness, and drawing on recent work in normative decision theory, cognitive science, epistemology, and the philosophy of mind, Paul develops a rigorous account of transformative experience that sheds light on how we should understand real-world experience and our capacity to rationally map our subjective futures.
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Not on the Mayflower

Author: Dietrich W. Botstiber

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469101483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 427

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Not on the Mayflower tells about the life of Dietrich W. Botstiber in Austria during the first part of the twentieth century. He describes an Austria of great beauty and bounty that, over those years, diminished in size, culture, wealth and prestige, due in large part to the breakup of the Dual Habsburg Empire, the 1938 Anschluss and the ensuing war. Botstiber witnessed the most unsettling times in Austrian history, and he recounts his own unhappiness in a country that offered him little opportunity to apply his technical skills and interests. Dietrich Botstiber believed that Americans did not fully appreciate the Austrian predicament leading up to World War II. His autobiography goes a long way toward imparting an understanding of the difficult social and economic conditions in Austria during this period. It also tells a story about the cultural life in Vienna during the early decades of the twentieth century, and about the lives of immigrants to the United States who managed to make significant contributions to their adopted country.
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With a Smile

Author: Faye Rothstein

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479742902

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 57

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This book deals with the ninety-year adventure of an ordinary life filled with strife and love. Riding the rainbow, trusting in God, and making it through. A relationship, a technique, on how to do it and come out on top. It is an easy reading for all.
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Science and Religion

One World — Changing Perspectives on Reality

Author: J.W. Fennema,Paul Iain

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400920210

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The world is increasingly becoming . one. It is, at the same time, one endangered ecosystem and one thriving market place with material and spiritual goods on competitive display. And the good and evil things of life cannot easily be sorted out. The world is becoming one also in the sense that it is better understood today than it was in earlier times, that the material good and the spiritual good, though seemingly belonging to different realms of fact defined by their respective modes of existence, together constitute effectively one and the same reality: the modem world of science, technology, computerized administration and power, that calls upon humankind to struggle for a 'just, participatory and sustainable society' * , and to strive for a society of the future that will be the world over both long-lived and worth living. The Second European Conference on Science and Religion, held on 10-13th. March, 1988, on the campus of the Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, was meant to be a modest market place, a forum, where standpoints and opinions could be presented and criticized. It was meant to offer an opportunity to meet and to make acquaintances in the expectation that the exchange of thoughts would lead to new conceptual horizons that would challenge what so far had been considered as hard fact or what until now had been looked upon as a distinctive feature of a well-established view either of the kingdom of the sciences or of the realm of religion.
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Age-Proof

Beauty Alternatives You Need to Know

Author: Louisa Graves

Publisher: eBookIt.com

ISBN: 145661357X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 302

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If you're a busy gal on the go, you're sure to enjoy best-selling author Louisa Graves, new doctor-recommended book, Age-Proof: Beauty Alternatives You Need to Know. Uncover powerful, yet safe, age-defying solutions that are scientifically proven and can help you to look and feel your best. This concise guide provides myriad DIY age-proofing beauty recipes, home remedies, low-glycemic meals, snacks and natural alternatives that can help uplift mood, boost brain power, balance hormones, ignite weight loss, rejuvenate skin and body, and much more. Enhance your health and wellbeing with proven alternatives that really work. The information is revolutionary and concise, and the product suggestions are accessible and affordable. Discover how to make your own healthy 'head to toe' beauty recipes and remedies * rid your body of toxins and reduce stress * improve wellbeing * reduce brain fog and increase mood with delicious foods and snacks * enjoy drug-free hormone-balancing alternatives that are safe * ignite fat burning * enjoy uninterrupted sleep * build bone density and firm muscles - in just 10 minutes a day * rejuvenate and firm sagging, mature skin * access doctor and spa-quality skin care products that cost a fraction of the price * avoid toxic skin care and household products * make your own healthy cleaning products * reduce enlarged pores, blemishes, prevent acne and fade stretch marks and pigmentation spots * rejuvenate hands * halt thinning hair * banish cracked heels, dark circles, cellulite, and more. Hundreds of Louisa's personal favorite age-proofing recipes and delicious low-glycemic meals and snacks are noted throughout and at the back of the book. In addition, the author provides a resource guide where you can locate ingredients, supplements and cutting-edge skin care and health products. Thousands of women report that they feel more energized and empowered, look and feel more beautiful, and ready to take on life's day to day challenges with a more uplifted attitude and much less stress, after having incorporated Louisa's proven suggestions.
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way Through My Bible Study

Author: Bruce T. Morris

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606470280

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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Have you felt failure in forgiving? Do you know how your justices and legislators should be acting upon critical decisions affecting the family? Does your marriage need a boost? Or, even your divorce? Would you like to know more about how to please God and support your friends in marital status? Have other authors avoided the controversial issues from the Bible? Perhaps you need a little help identifying and using your spiritual gift. Do a few passages of Scripture completely baffle you? Mr. Morris' walk through his Bible studies will surely help you in one or more of your challenges. Why not take your "walk" with him? Mr. Morris was saved as a 7-year-old. He felt the call to preach as an 11-year-old. He became a pretty serious Bible student right after salvation, and felt that desire grow for years. He graduated from Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX, with a major in Bible. He then spent most of his elective credits in pursuit of the New Testament as he earned a Master of Divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. He served 27 months in the US Army. He retired from the pastorate after 1-1/3 years as assistant to the pastor and almost 29 years as senior pastor of four other churches. Whether in school, in pastoral ministry, in secular work, or in retirement, Bible reading and Bible study remain an important part of his life. He lives in retirement in Abilene, Texas, with his wife of 52 years, Betty Martin Morris. They have three children, seven grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. Among other pursuits, he is at work on his second book, a Commentary on Romans and his next book on additional Biblical issues.
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God's Gonna Make You Laugh

Understanding God's Timing for Your Life

Author: Noel Jones

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768495679

Category: Religion

Page: 99

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Everyone can relate to walking through very dark periods in life which seem will never end. Noel Jones is not speaking from a vantage point of one who has never suffered so his words of encouragement and promise carry weight and hope. Sorrow and adversity come, but they do not stay. This book conveys the message that suffering and endurance are preparations for the reward that will come to the one who holds on to and trusts in the faithfulness of God. That one will experience the laughter of triumph. Joy comes in the morning to those who endure.
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