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The Teddy Bear Encyclopedia

Author : Pauline Cockrill
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Displays more than five hundred bears manufactured from the turn of the century to the present, offers directions on repairing and restoring worn out teddies, and includes advice on collecting.

Teddy Bear Encyclopedia

Author : Jürgen Cieslik
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German Teddy Bear Encyclopedia

Author : Jürgen Cieslik
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American Teddy Bear Encyclopedia

Author : Linda Mullins
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Provides an in depth report on America's favourite collectible. The form of the collectible bear is also illustrated with chapters on teddy bear figurines, advertising bears and teddy bear restoration. The book also features one of America's most famous bears -- Smokey Bear.

The Encyclopedia of Teddy Bear Making Techniques

Author : Alicia Merrett
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The teddy bear is one of the world's most beloved stuffed animals. Its furry body, soulful eyes, and padded paws are adored everywhere by children and adults alike. Teddy bears are bedtime friends, lifetime comforters, and adorable collectibles. From the traditional to the fanciful, this book is a comprehensive guide to creating your very own heirloom bears. Everything you need is provided in this step-by-step visual directory. Instructions and photographs lead you through designing bears, working with patterns, stitching the various pieces, inserting joints, stuffing your bear and giving it features, antiquing a finished bear, and clothing it. There is also a section on specialised techniques for working in smaller scale to make miniature bears. An inspirational gallery section showcases a collection of delightful bears selected for their importance in the bear making tradition, and demonstrates the styles and techniques discussed in the book. For beginners or more advanced teddy-bear makers, The Encyclopedia of Teddy Bear Making Techniques is a comprehensive guide to making original, creative, appealing, and unique teddy bears you will cherish for a lifetime.- A fully illustrated, step-by-step guide to more than 50 teddy-bear making techniques - Includes professional guidance on all aspects of teddy-bear making, from designing and cutting out patterns to special finishing techniques - Offers expert advice and useful ideas for achieving imaginative and professional results - Provides an inspirational gallery of finished bears from the best traditional and contemporary bear makers

The Encyclopedia of Teddy Bear Making Techniques

Author : Judy Merrett
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From stuffing and inserting joints to stitching and clothing, this fully illustrated step-by-step guide contains instruction for more than 50 teddy bear-making techniques. Patterns for four distinctive bears and their outfits are included and all the expert advice necessary for achieving imaginative and professional results is provided. This detailed reference on all aspects of teddy bear making also features a comprehensive tools and materials section and an inspirational gallery of finished bears from the best traditional and contemporary bear makers.

Encyclopedia of Play in Today s Society

Author : Rodney P. Carlisle
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Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine, January 2010 The Encyclopedia of Play: A Social History explores the concept of play in history and modern society in the United States and internationally. Its scope encompasses leisure and recreation activities of children as well as adults throughout the ages, from dice games in the Roman empire to video games today. As an academic social history, it includes the perspectives of several curricular disciplines, from sociology to child psychology, from lifestyle history to social epidemiology. This two-volume set will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students in education and human development, health and sports psychology, leisure and recreation studies and kinesiology, history, and other social sciences to understand the importance of play as it has developed globally throughout history and to appreciate the affects of play on child and adult development, particularly on health, creativity, and imagination.

Toys and American Culture An Encyclopedia

Author : Sharon M. Scott
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Tracing developments in toy making and marketing across the evolving landscape of the 20th century, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive reference guide to America's most popular playthings and the culture to which they belong. • Nearly 200 alphabetically arranged entries document the historical and cultural significance of toys • Cross-references and a listing of additional resources accompany each entry and encourage further investigation • Photographs and illustrations gathered from public and private collections across the country depict the entire century of America at play • A guide to related topics identifies the entries according to broader categories such as toys, designers, companies, museums, events, and organizations • A resource guide provides information for contacting American toy companies, accessing national toy museums, and attending annual toy festivals, and offers many avenues for pursuing further information about toys and American culture including books, scholarly journals, audio recordings, films, and websites

American Myths Legends and Tall Tales An Encyclopedia of American Folklore 3 volumes

Author : Christopher R. Fee
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A fascinating survey of the entire history of tall tales, folklore, and mythology in the United States from earliest times to the present, including stories and myths from the modern era that have become an essential part of contemporary popular culture. • Presents a compelling mix of some 500 entries drawn from traditional Native American and European American culture as well as Mexican American, African American, Chinese American, and other national traditions • Includes numerous primary documents that help readers to pinpoint and understand the origins of different myths and legends as well as how they evolve over time • Features a wide variety of entries drawn from newer traditions of science fiction, urban legends, and conspiracy theories • Supplies bibliographic references with each entry that include websites for further reading and research

Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood

Author : Paula S. Fass
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"Readers are assured the latest interdisciplinary scholarship from an emerging field of study that examines the social history of children and childhood. Some 445 expertly written articles bring new insight and understanding about the lived experiences of children and the many complex cultural meanings ascribed to childhood. Emphasizing social history yet treating a broad range of related topics, the set also contains a thematic outline of contents, comprehensive index, and appendix that lists important primary sources."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

The Dream Encyclopedia

Author : James R Lewis
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Exploring the fascinating world of dreams, this comprehensive reference examines more than 250 dream-related topics, from art to history to science, including how factors such as self-healing, ESP, literature, religion, sex, cognition and memory, and medical conditions can all have an effect on dreams. Dream symbolism and interpretation is examined in historical, cultural, and psychological detail, while a dictionary—updated with 1,000 symbols and explanations—offers further insights. Dreaming about teeth, for instance, can indicate control issues, and dreaming of a zoo can indicate that the dreamer needs to tidy up some situation. Examining these concepts and more, this is the ultimate dreamer's companion.

ARBA Guide to Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Author : Susan C. Awe
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Provides a selection of subject dictionaries and encyclopedias that would be useful in all types of libraries.

Encyclopedia Neurotica

Author : Jon Winokur
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From the author of The Portable Curmudgeon, a delicious, witty, irreverent A to Z guide to the tics, twitches and safety-valves that characterize our twisted, neurotic modern world. We live in an Age of Anxiety. The events of modern life have overwhelmed the average homo sapiens until getting from Point A to Point B without being overcome by neuroses is a practical impossibility. Enter: the comic safety valve. Jon Winokur's Encyclopedia Neurotica is a delightful garden of the ills that beset modern man. Entries include excerpts from both popular and arcane published works, as well as original definitions, essential terms and the occasional cutting-edge concept, such as "celebriphilia, the pathological desire to sleep with a celebrity, suffered chiefly by groupies." Some samples from Encyclopedia Neurotica: --Abyss, the: the yawning unfathomable chasm of existential terror --Acquired Situational Narcissism: a condition characterized by grandiosity, lack of empathy, rage, isolation and substance abuse; mainly afflicts celebrities, who tend to be surrounded by enablers --Denial: unconscious defense mechanism that numbs anxiety by refusing to acknowledge unpleasant realities --Manic Run: prolonged state of optimism, excitement and hyperactivity experienced as part of bipolar disorder

The MMA Encyclopedia

Author : Jonathan Snowden
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' "Did you see the big fight this weekend'" The question used to be about boxing matches, when the giants of the fight world were Mike Tyson and Roy Jones. Now fans are leaving the sweet science in droves for the combat sport of the future: mixed martial arts (MMA). MMA has drawn millions on cable and network television, as well as out-performed professional wrestling and boxing on pay-per-view. Fans are attracted to the sport, but unlike boxing (where strategy and technique are limited to using both your left and right hands), an MMA fight can be surprisingly complicated. The MMA Encyclopedia puts the fighters, the facts, and the fundamentals of the world's fastest growing sport at your fingertips as the definitive reference guide to mixed martial arts. The encyclopedia will break the MMA language barrier for those who don't know a wristlock from a wristwatch, while at the same time offering perspective and analysis that will entertain the hardcore fan who already has the basics down pat. With three appendices that detail the results of every MMA'fight in history, this the ultimate reference book for the ultimate sport.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Author : Colin Larkin
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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author : Larry J. Griffin
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a timely, authoritative, and interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to social class in the South from the colonial era to the present. With introductory essays by J. Wayne Flynt and by editors Larry J. Griffin and Peggy G. Hargis, the volume is a comprehensive, stand-alone reference to this complex subject, which underpins the history of the region and shapes its future. In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South--its role in Indian removal, the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, for example, and how it has been manifested in religion, sports, country and gospel music, and matters of gender. Artisans and the working class, indentured workers and steelworkers, the Freedmen's Bureau and the Knights of Labor are all examined. This volume provides a full investigation of social class in the region and situates class concerns at the center of our understanding of Southern culture.

The Primary Science and Technology Encyclopedia

Author : Christopher Collier
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The book provides clear descriptions, definitions and explanations of difficult scientific concepts, carefully chosen to reflect the needs of those involved in primary science education.

The Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6

Author : Kathy Charner
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We invited teachers from all over the country to share their experience and knowledge for the creation of this giant resource. Open to any page in this book and you will find an activity for circle or group time written by an experienced teacher—over 600 activities covering 48 themes. This book is jam-packed with ideas that were tested by teachers in the classroom. These are ideas that work, and there are enough to keep children learning and happy for days, weeks and months. Many activities include suggestions for extending the circle time or group activity into other areas of the curriculum such as math, science, snack, language, or field trips. Books and songs related to the activity as well as original songs and poems are included. "Consider this resource as a gift for a new teacher or for someone always looking for new proven ideas."—Reviews from Parent Council "Teachers will find this an important reference as it charts practical circle time activities which have been tried and tested in the classroom: from dinosaur bone hunt to holiday celebrations, this is an excellent collection."—Children's Bookwatch ". . . open this book anywhere and find something fun to do. . . . Even teachers with years of experience should find great new suggestions here, while beginners will find it invaluable."—Notes from the Window Sill

The Teddy Bear Sourcebook

Author : Argie Manolis
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A comprehensive directory for collectors and teddy bear designers lists more than eight hundred mail order retailers, bear-makers, suppliers of bear materials, major manufacturers, bear appraisers and restorers, teddy bear shows and museums, and more. Original.

Encyclopedia of Pop Music Aliases 1950 2000

Author : Bob Leszczak
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Bob Leszczak has amassed several hundred examples of musical pseudonyms in The Encyclopedia of Pop Music Aliases, 1950-2000, describing the history of these artists from their obscure origins under another name to their rise to prominence as a major musical act.