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Young children always enjoy looking at bright pictures, and with this book they can also learn to recognize, name and create different patterns. It includes everyday shapes such as wiggly toothpaste or squishy spiral cake, manufactured ones like spotted party balloons or splotches of messy paint, and natural ones such as stripes on a zebra or ripples in water. The straightforward text encourages reading skills and interactivity - see what patterns you can find on a wing of a butterfly, make zigzags in wet sand, and count the rings to find out the age of a tree. This first words and picture book will delight and inform early learners, who will love looking at it with grown-ups or by themselves. Compiled with the advice of educational specialists, this special padded boardbook combines lively, simple text with bold, bright photographs to promote the development of literacy skills. Experts agree that preschool children respond more immediately to photographs than to illustrations, and this book is full of lively images of objects, activities and people that youngsters will encounter in the world around them. The images are carefully arranged into visual and subject groups, such as spots, checks, zigzags, wiggles, swirls, spirals, natural patterns, animal patterns, and patterns that we can make ourselves - such as drizzles of icing or footprints on the ground. Young readers will see and identify with the pictures of children just like them, encouraging them to make connections, and to see how various things develop and work together.
The main objective of this 2002 book is to show that behind the bewildering diversity of historical speculative episodes it is possible to find hidden regularities, thus preparing the way for a unified theory of market speculation. Speculative bubbles require the study of various episodes in order for a comparative perspective to be obtained and the analysis developed in this book follows a few simple but unconventional ideas. Investors are assumed to exhibit the same basic behavior during speculative episodes whether they trade stocks, real estate, or postage stamps. The author demonstrates how some of the basic concepts of dynamical system theory, such as the notions of impulse response, reaction times and frequency analysis, play an instrumental role in describing and predicting speculative behavior. This book will serve as a useful introduction for students of econophysics, and readers with a general interest in economics as seen from the perspective of physics.
Welcome to Playground of Patterns! This book contains 25 beautiful, kaleidoscopic patterns ready to transport your mind to the relaxing world of coloring magic. The patterns contained in this book welcome colorists of all skill levels. Whether you just want to play with color palettes or embellish with swirls and shading, these patterns provide a range from plain and simple to difficult and challenging. As you color your patterns, imagine them expanding from a centermost point. With every stroke of color, breathe deeply and connect to this point. Liberate your mind to feel free to expand ever outward and invite a profound sense of peace, calm, and quiet relaxation into your body.
Simple flutes of bamboo, wood, metal, plastic, or clay can be a joy to play and make. This book gives you the basics of simple flute playing, then offers guidelines for making flutes of your own from a variety of materials. It even includes a handy chart for "where to put the holes." "Simple Flutes" is a must for simple flute players and makers!
Mark Shepard is the author of "How to Love Your Flute," hailed by Paul Horn as "a model for our times," as well as the craft guide "Simple Flutes." For many years, he was a professional artisan, making and selling flutes of bamboo or plastic.
"Contains the essense of a tremendous amount of experience." -- Sam Hinton, Sing Out
"An excellent overview." -- Monty Levenson, Tai Hei Shakuhachi
"A slim, elegantly presented, and highly practical guide. . . . First-rate, user friendly." -- Midwest Book Review, Aug. 2002
"This thin volume contains a wealth of information." -- Linda Dailey Paulson, Dirty Linen, Oct.-Nov. 2002
The Sound The Hands The Notes Second Octave Sharps and Flats Breath and Tonguing Making Music Flute Care
Flute Qualities The Flute Tube The Mouthhole The Fingerholes Tuning Stoppers Finishes Plastic Bamboo Wood Clay Metal Other
Here are the two most important rules for tuning:
-- A hole will give a higher note if it is placed closer to the mouthhole. It will give a lower note if placed farther away.
-- A hole will give a higher note if made larger. It will give a lower note if smaller.
These rules mean you can "raise" a note by enlarging the hole or by placing the hole closer to the mouthhole. You can "lower" the note by using a smaller hole or by placing the hole farther from the mouthhole.
It also means you can change the hole size and its placement without changing the note. A larger hole could be placed farther from the mouthhole, or a smaller hole placed closer to the mouthhole.
FLUTE BOOKS BY MARK SHEPARD
HOW TO LOVE YOUR FLUTE: A Guide to Flutes and Flute Playing, or How to Play the Flute, Choose One, and Care for It, Plus Flute History, Flute Science, Folk Flutes, and More. A complete guide for anyone who plays the flute or ever wanted to. Use it along with flute lessons or even to teach yourself! This book covers everything you need and more -- selection and care, flute technique, fingering, playing by ear, reading music, flute history, flutes around the world, and modern folk flutes. "How to Love Your Flute" will appeal to all flutists, from beginning to advanced.
SIMPLE FLUTES: A Guide to Flute Making and Playing, or How to Make and Play Great Homemade Musical Instruments from Bamboo, Wood, Clay, Metal, PVC Plastic, or Anything Else. Gives you the basics of simple flute playing, then offers guidelines for making flutes of your own from a variety of materials. It even includes a handy chart for "where to put the holes." "Simple Flutes" is a must for simple flute players and makers!
Do you love to color and relax? Enjoy 30 Beautiful full-page illustrations of Mandalas and their environments. Covered with paisleys, circles, flowers and other wild magical patterns, these wonderful mandala image scenes are from all kinds of backgrounds and witty designs. Let us take you on a journey designed to relieve stress and bring relaxation and fun for those who love to color from beginner to experienced colorists. Look out for more Coloring Books for Adults from this Author"
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