The Amateur

The Amateur

But the gardener to whom I applied referred me to the celebrated Tripet , whose garden in the great allée de Chaillot , is at the present moment the rendezvous of all true amateurs , who can purchase there three thousand seven hundred ...



ISBN: PSU:000053228048


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The Amateur Astronomer

The Amateur Astronomer

It used to be possible for the amateur to make useful discoveries,while to the normal research worker the possibilities were endless; there was always something new “just around the corner”. By now the amateur is much more limited.

Author: Patrick Moore

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781846282867

Category: Science

Page: 293

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This 2000 Edition of Sir Patrick Moore’s classic book has been completely revised in the light of changes in technology. Not only do these changes include commercially available astronomical telescopes and software, but also what we know and understand about the universe. There are many new photographs and illustrations. Packs a great deal of valuable information into appendices which make up almost half the book. These are hugely comprehensive and provide hints and tips, as well as data (year 2000 onwards) for pretty well every aspect of amateur astronomy. This is probably the only book in which all this information is collected in one place.
Categories: Science

The Amateur Gourmet

The Amateur Gourmet

DEFINITIONS & SPECIAL TERMS Because The Amateur Gourmet is written for those already familiar with general cooking terms and directions ( to bake , boil , braise , broil , roast , fry , sauté , mince , dice , stir , blend , fold , grate ...

Author: Gini Anding

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595411134

Category: Cooking

Page: 440

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Gini Anding and Amy Page first met in a pastry shop on the main street of the Ile Saint-Louis in Paris. It was a chilly, rainy evening, and both were wearing the same navy blue raincoat and carrying identical black umbrellas. At the counter, they both ordered two slices of quiche Lorraine and four small palmiers. Simultaneously, they burst out laughing. While one is slightly shorter and plumper than the other, both are blondes and also Americans. "We could be taken for sisters " one of them exclaimed. From this chance encounter came a magical friendship and The Amateur Gourmet. Sometimes in the world of fiction, a character takes off and the author loses control. So it is with Gini Anding and Amy Page in the Witness series of romantic mystery novels: Witness on the Quay (2005), Witness at the Bridge (2006), Witness in the Square (2006), and a work in progress, Witness by the Church. Amy is the protagonist in these novels, and she is writing a cookbook, a project that many of her friends thought she'd never finish because of her constant additions and revisions. Even her creator began to despair of having her find the last period. Fortunately, it just so happens that Gini shares Amy's love of cooking and interest in all things culinary. It was only natural that Gini take over and make Amy's cookbook real, proving once and for all that creations of the imagination exist in our concrete everyday reality.
Categories: Cooking

The Cult of the Amateur

The Cult of the Amateur

2.0 utopians, Beck is sold on the seductive nobility of the amateur. Beck's grand idea is to allow his fans to create personalized versions of his music—allowing them to design their own cover art, write their own lyrics, create their ...

Author: Andrew Keen

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781857884371

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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A new, updated edition, with a new foreword of Andrew Keen's witty and provocative polemic against the rise of user-generated content and the anything goes standards of much online publishing, which set the blogosphere and media alight on publication. Dubbed the 'anti-christ' of Silicon Valley and a dot-com apostate Andrew Keen is the leading contemporary critic of the Internet. and The Cult of the Amateur is a scathing attack on the mad utopians of Web 2.0 and the wisdom of the crowd. Keen argues that much of the content filling up YouTube, MySpace, and blogs is just an endless digital forest of mediocrity which, unconstrained by professional standards or editorial filters, can alter public debate and manipulate public opinion.
Categories: Social Science

The Myth of the Amateur

The Myth of the Amateur

The elites, as administrators of amateur sport, were well “paid” with travel, clothes, whiskey, and subsidized social clubs, and Allison states that “sometimes honest commercialism is preferable to corrupt officialdom.

Author: Ronald A. Smith

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477322864

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 345

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In this in-depth look at the heated debates over paying college athletes, Ronald A. Smith starts at the beginning: the first intercollegiate athletics competition—a crew regatta between Harvard and Yale—in 1852, when both teams received an all-expenses-paid vacation from a railroad magnate. This striking opening sets Smith on the path of a story filled with paradoxes and hypocrisies that plays out on the field, in meeting rooms, and in courtrooms—and that ultimately reveals that any insistence on amateurism is invalid, because these athletes have always been paid, one way or another. From that first contest to athletes’ attempts to unionize and California’s 2019 Fair Pay to Play Act, Smith shows that, throughout the decades, undercover payments, hiring professional coaches, and breaking the NCAA’s rules on athletic scholarships have always been part of the game. He explores how the regulation of male and female student-athletes has shifted; how class, race, and gender played a role in these transitions; and how the case for amateurism evolved from a moral argument to one concerned with financially and legally protecting college sports and the NCAA. Timely and thought-provoking, The Myth of the Amateur is essential reading for college sports fans and scholars.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Amateur s Flower Garden

The Amateur s Flower Garden

In making a plantation , secure pot plants of named varieties , the best of which are cheap enough for the humblest amateur . Plant in March or April , at three feet apart every way , arranging the plants , if possible , in accordance ...

Author: Shirley Hibberd

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783368131838

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1871.
Categories: Fiction

The Amateur s Guide to the Cultivation of the Fig

The Amateur s Guide to the Cultivation of the Fig

Robert Milthorpe. if the cultivator will closely follow the short directions here given , he may expect , through the blessing of God , to be successful . R. M. THE AMATEUR'S GUIDE & c . THE FIG in most ii.

Author: Robert Milthorpe


ISBN: BL:A0017645662

Category: Fig

Page: 30

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Categories: Fig

Home Carpentry A Practical Guide for the Amateur in Carpentry Joinery the Use of Tools Lathe Working Ornamental Woodwork Selection of Timber Etc

Home Carpentry   A Practical Guide for the Amateur in Carpentry  Joinery  the Use of Tools  Lathe Working  Ornamental Woodwork  Selection of Timber  Etc

As further exercises of progressive difficulty upon which the amateur may try his hand, may be suggested a set of draughtsmen, a set of egg cups and a watch-stand. If he can manage to turn out any one of these in a fairly workman-like ...

Author: John Barnard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473347168

Category: House & Home

Page: 220

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This book contains a practical guide for the amateur in carpentry, lathe working, joinery, ornamental woodwork, the use of tools, and the selection of timber. A book perfect for those with little or no experience in woodworking, this guide contains everything one might need to know to get started. Full of simple instructions and handy tips on a range of subjects, this book will greatly appeal to the handyman and makes for a worthy addition to collections of DIY literature. The chapters of this book include: 'The Various Woods Used in Carpentry and Joinery', 'Timber for General Use – Its Selection', 'Tools and How to Use Them', 'Sharpening Tools – The Ways and Means Employed', 'Joining Woodwork', 'The Work-Bench and its Fittings', 'Ornamental Woodwork and its Various Branches', 'The Wood-Turning Lathe and How to Use It', and many more. We are proud to republish this antique book now complete with a new introduction on woodworking.
Categories: House & Home

The Business Side of the Amateur Theatre

The Business Side of the Amateur Theatre

The House for Plays Established 1830 LONDON · TORONTO · HOLLYWOOD · SYDNEY · New YORK Tor more than a century it has been our aim T to pick the best plays from the contemporary tion by amateurs TODAY we have more than four thousand I ...

Author: Alan Nelson-Smith


ISBN: STANFORD:36105047825539

Category: Amateur plays

Page: 214

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Categories: Amateur plays