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Pottery Form
Daniel Rhodes
048643513X
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A guide and inspiration for experienced hands and novices, this well-illustrated book by a professional potter and teacher offers practical information about the processes of pottery making as well as insights into the meaning, history, and spirit of pottery forms. Subjects include:
• Basic forms—jars, vases, bowls, and pitchers
• Techniques for wedging and kneading, throwing, and making handles
• Wheel-made pieces
• Modeling, coiling, and slab building
• Historical views, including extinct forms and pottery as image and symbol
177 striking photographs reveal the craft’s subtleties and mysterious beauty.


A Mammoth Murder
Bill Crider
0312323875
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Brisk and funny dialogue propels Crider's diverting 13th mystery to feature Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes (after 2003's Red, White, and Blue Murder). When a dead body turns up in a Blacklin County forest better known for its bigfoot sightings, Rhodes hopes the murderer won't be as hard to catch as the legendary monster itself. One morning, town character Bud Turley alerts the sheriff that he's found bigfoot's tooth in a patch of woods notable mainly for its feral pigs—and for a local boy having disappeared there years back. When the fossil tooth proves to be that of a mammoth, Rhodes isn't surprised, but when the corpse turns out to be Turley's best friend—and when another murder takes place nearby, not long after—things really get complicated. Turley, meanwhile, has already summoned amateur bigfoot...


Clay and Glazes for the Potter
Daniel Rhodes
0873418638
Nov 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
In some sections of the ceramics industry, more has developed in the last 45 years than in the previous 4,000. To address new information and possibilities presented by advances in the industry, noted ceramist, teacher, and author Robin Hopper has updated and simplified where necessary Daniel Rhodes’ seminal book on fundamentals of ceramic technology. This revised and expanded edition adheres closely to the editions published in 1957 and revised in 1973, with added sections devoted to health hazards and computer calculation programs and increased color information and expanded photographic images of both historical and contemporary work. -250 color photos plus numerous illustrations and charts. -New sections on health hazards, computer calculation programs. -Expanded color information.


Flag: An American Biography
Marc Leepson
0312323085
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Leepson notes that "no country in the world can match the intensity of the American citizenry's attachment to the... Stars and Stripes." He goes on to chart the evolution of the flag and Americans' relationship with it in its detail-packed history. Despite the famous image in George Washington Crossing the Delaware, Leepson (Saving Monticello) says, the general's boat did not display the Stars and Stripes; the Continental Congress hadn't yet determined what the American flag would be. And "flagmania," as a 19th-century newspaper termed it, began only with the start of the Civil War. Embraced by the Ku Klux Klan, burned by Vietnam War protestors, the Stars and Stripes was again embraced in the wake of 9/11 as a ubiquitous symbol of American solidarity. Such was the revived flagmania, Leepson relates, that the flag...


Vampires
Daniel Rhodes
1573921912
Feb 1998
Hardcover
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Choices, Values, and Frames
Daniel Kahneman (Editor)
0521627494
January 2001
Textbook Paperback
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Review
' ... full of great articles, including many of the most important ever written about decision research ... More than compensating for any shortcomings is a fascinating and moving introduction written by Kahneman about his collaboration with Tversky. This is inspiring stuff. Even if you already have most of the articles from the book in your file drawer, it is worth getting just for this introduction.' Journal of Behavioural Decision Making

Review
"Daniel Kahneman and the late Amos Tversky have started a new perspective on the traditional economic categories of choice, decision, and value. A series of experimental and empirical studies by them and others have rejected traditional economic assumptions of rationality. Even more importantly, these scholars have developed alternative...


Red, White and Blue Murder
Bill Crider
1587245558
December 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Fans of Sheriff Dan Rhodes or of just plain good storytelling will cheer Crider's 12th entry (after 2001's A Romantic Way to Die) in this dryly humorous series. This time around, the Texas lawman must face accusations of corruption from ambitious Clearview Herald reporter Jennifer Loam. Loam's source also fingers some of Blacklin County's commissioners, who may have been taking bribes. Rhodes easily clears himself, but takes a harder look at Loam's other allegations when her source, commissioner Grat Bilson, turns up murdered in the ashes of a burned-down house. Soon the suspects pop up like bluebonnets in the spring. There's commissioner and good ol' boy deluxe Jay Beaman and contractor Ralph Oliver, who supposedly bribed Beaman. Rhodes further learns that Bilson's wife, Yvonne, had been fooling around with...


Batman: The Complete History: The Life and Times of the Dark Knight
Les Daniels
0811842320
January 2004
Paperback
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Review
These days we devour super-sized meals, ogle strutting supermodels and experiment with superconductivity. But once upon a time there were only superheroes. Murmur their names, and from out of memory's deep emerge lazy summer afternoons spent on covered porches with a bottle of Orange Crush and a bag of Fritos, weekly bike rides to the revolving wire racks in corner drug stores and, of course, our increasingly daring leaps, from picnic tables and brick fireplaces, with an old sheet fluttering from 9-year-old shoulders: "I can fly, I can fly." And we could -- if only during that moment when we flexed our knees and pushed off into the air. Then, for one blissful second, we were commensurate with our dreams.

But, ah, those names, how they thrilled and fed our imaginations: the Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Aqua-Man and...



A Romantic Way to Die
Bill Crider
0373264402
December 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Clearview, Tex., may seem a far cry from the shire-like coziness of England, but it has its smalltown gossips and eccentrics, even a ghost who for some reason prefers the county jail to a gloomy mansion, in Crider's 11th easy-going Sheriff Dan Rhodes procedural (Too Late to Die; Shotgun Saturday Night; etc.). Rhodes is a likable, low-key lawman, tough as, and when, he has to be. In this case he finds himself investigating two murders at a convention of romance novelists who have arrived in Blackin County. One of the victims is Terry Don Coslin, beefcake male star of many a paperback cover, who grew up in the county. Except for his apparently having slept with almost every woman at the convention, it's unclear why anyone wanted Terry Don dead. The first victim, Henrietta Bayam, is another story. Cattily, she let...


Mammoth Murder
Bill Crider
0786286563
July 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Brisk and funny dialogue propels Crider's diverting 13th mystery to feature Texas Sheriff Dan Rhodes (after 2003's Red, White, and Blue Murder). When a dead body turns up in a Blacklin County forest better known for its bigfoot sightings, Rhodes hopes the murderer won't be as hard to catch as the legendary monster itself. One morning, town character Bud Turley alerts the sheriff that he's found bigfoot's tooth in a patch of woods notable mainly for its feral pigs—and for a local boy having disappeared there years back. When the fossil tooth proves to be that of a mammoth, Rhodes isn't surprised, but when the corpse turns out to be Turley's best friend—and when another murder takes place nearby, not long after—things really get complicated. Turley, meanwhile, has already summoned amateur bigfoot...


The Colonial Metamorphoses in Rhode Island: A Study of Institutions in Change
SydneyV. V. James
1584650176
January 2000
Paperback
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Providence Sunday Journal
Fascinating . . . marked by . . . meticulous research and a narrative packed with detail, illustrations, and shrewd insight.

Book Description
An expert's final word on institutional development and change in colonial Rhode Island.

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Flag: An American Biography
Marc Leepson
0312323093
May 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Leepson notes that "no country in the world can match the intensity of the American citizenry's attachment to the... Stars and Stripes." He goes on to chart the evolution of the flag and Americans' relationship with it in its detail-packed history. Despite the famous image in George Washington Crossing the Delaware, Leepson (Saving Monticello) says, the general's boat did not display the Stars and Stripes; the Continental Congress hadn't yet determined what the American flag would be. And "flagmania," as a 19th-century newspaper termed it, began only with the start of the Civil War. Embraced by the Ku Klux Klan, burned by Vietnam War protestors, the Stars and Stripes was again embraced in the wake of 9/11 as a ubiquitous symbol of American solidarity. Such was the revived flagmania, Leepson relates, that the flag...


Crumb Genealogy: Descendants of Daniel Crumb of Westerly, Rhode Island
C. C. Fisk
0832824852
September 1992
Paperback
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