• The Way Things Work Now

    A New York Times Bestseller Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Work to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives. Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi-Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow. This sweepingly revised edition embraces all of the latest developments, from touchscreens to 3D printer. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth. An illustrated survey of significant inventions closes the book, along with a glossary of technical terms, and an index. What possible link could there be between zippers and plows, dentist drills and windmills? Parking meters and meat grinders, jumbo jets and jackhammers, remote control and rockets, electric guitars and egg beaters? Macaulay explains them all. 

    • Brand: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT
    • ASIN: 0544824385

  • The Wristwatch Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Mechanical Wristwatches

    A fantastic reference work for the novice or the seasoned watch enthusiastFully illustrated with 470 color photographsBrand-Agnostic. Features a vast array of timepieces from over 90 manufacturersDespite the functional obsolescence of the mechanical wristwatch (our phones and computers tell more accurate time) the early 21st Century has seen a boom in the development, production, and appreciation of all things horological. Whether it is presented to the collector as an alternative investment, as a feat of micro-mechanical technology, or as a showcase of artisanal mastery, the mechanical wristwatch has never possessed more forms, functions or facets than it does today. The Wristwatch Handbook is written from the epicenter of a renaissance, a place in time between the Quartz revolution and the rise of the smart device - where the mechanical wristwatch is the antidote to the microprocessor and the permanent buzz of your inbox. From the multi-axis tourbillon, to the split-second chronograph, to the sidereal sky chart, The Wristwatch Handbook covers it all and does so with more than 470 rich illustrations from over 90 of the World's leading brands.The book is separated into two sections. The first section provides the reader with a comprehensive understanding of the mechanical movemen...

    • Brand: Schmidt Ryan
    • ASIN: 185149829X

  • When I Am Old / Beautiful Essays of Talented Women in the Republic of China (Chinese Edition)

    This book selects the masterpieces from Su Xuelin's novels and essays, covering overseas life, family past, literary relationships, daily thinking and feeling, which reveal the writer's abundant talents and distinctive artistic personality. Also, the book is attached with the contemporaries' articles of comments and memory for Su Xuelin, trying to present the talented woman Su Xue lin in a comprehensive and vivid manner.

    • ASIN: 7531734672

  • Illustrated Catalogue of the Valuable Private Collection of Beautiful Old English, China and Lustre Ware: Including a Remarkable Series of Tea Sets, ... French and Bohemian Glass; Formed by the

    Excerpt from Illustrated Catalogue of the Valuable Private Collection of Beautiful Old English, China and Lustre Ware: Including a Remarkable Series of Tea Sets, Historical Blue and White Plates and Platters, and Early English, French and Bohemian Glass; Formed by the Connoisseur the Late Mr. Charles Wiley of East Orange, New Jersey, to Be Sold at Unrestricted Public SaleDeliveries will be made on sales days between the hours of 9 A. M. And 1 P. M., and on other days - except holidays between the hours of 9 A. M. And 5 P. M.Delivery of any purchase will. Be made only at the American Art Galleries, or other place of sale, as the case may be, and only on presenting the bill of purchase.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to ...

    • ASIN: 1527816435

  • Old Limoges: Haviland Porcelain Design and Decor 1845-1865 (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

    Seldom does the debut of an antiques publication introduce a completely new area of collecting, but that's exactly what this book does. The authors turn the world of mid-nineteenth-century French porcelain upside-down through their interpretation of two recently discovered factory books from the earliest years of the Haviland porcelain works at Limoges. Shape drawings from a mysterious volume at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, complemented by paintings and prints from a heretofore unknown design catalog preserved in the Haviland family, reveal the shattering truth that many pieces of anonymous "Old Paris" in collections today are actually Limoges porcelains designed, decorated, and marketed by American entrepreneur David Haviland during his first two decades in France. Anticipated on both sides of the Atlantic as one of the most significant contributions of original scholarship on French ceramics in a generation, this study combines carefully researched text with 450 illustrations, including full-color photographs of previously unidentifiable porcelains and many unpublished documents from archives in France and America. A beautiful volume, it is the indispensable reference for curators, scholars, dealers, and aficionados of French ceramics. Readers will find their views of ninete...

    • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
    • ASIN: 0764323113

  • Illustrated Catalogue Of ... Beautiful Old English China And Lustreware: Belonging To The Late Mr. Charles Wiley Of East Orange, New Jersey...

    This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Illustrated Catalogue Of ... Beautiful Old English China And Lustreware: Belonging To The Late Mr. Charles Wiley Of East Orange, New Jersey American Art Association The Association, 1921 Antiques & Collectibles; Pottery & Ceramics; Antiques & Collectibles / Pottery & Ceramics; Crafts & Hobbies / Pottery & Ceramics; Luster-ware; Lusterware; Pottery, English; Staffordshire pottery

    • ASIN: 1274031044

  • Find the Most Beautiful Old Buildings in China (Yunnan) (Chinese Edition)

    This book is an illustrated travel book which introduces the old buildings in Yunnan. The book selects more than 30 old buildings (complexes) such as Xizhou Bai Nationality Dwelling, Ancient Jianshui City, Golden Temple and Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple from Yunnan intact dwelling houses, ancient towns and temples, and introduces the artistic features, styles and structures of these buildings in an illustrated manner. The book includes a large number of exquisite architectural drawings to intuitively show the architectural layout and internal structure, so that readers can comprehend the essences of these old buildings in an easier way.

    • ASIN: 7113203582

  • CubicFun 3D Puzzle World Style-Series ''China Flavor - Chinese Snack Shop''

    Chinese Snack Shop Difficulty Level: 3, Number of Pieces: 30, Age: 4 Years And Up, Material Type: EPS Foam Board

    • Brand: CubicFun
    • ASIN: B00PNTZ378

  • 100 Most Beautiful Old Towns and Villages in China - full-colored Edition

    The contents of this book include: Jiangnan water village, the building of Huizhou, Lingnan customs, Hunan-guizhou-guangxi zone, mountains in Sichuan province and Chongqing city, border town, courtyard in the north of China.

    • ASIN: B0055QR78C