Antiques Collectables

Natural Materials: Sources, Properties and Uses by Jean DeMouthe

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By Jean DeMouthe

so much museums collections comprise a wide selection of ordinary fabrics, and a various diversity of information is important to maintain such a lot of kinds of gadgets at their most sensible. This publication reports the composition, constitution and houses of usual fabrics reminiscent of wooden, paper, amber, coral and feathers, and discusses the aptitude risks they face, in addition to the right conservation innovations to exploit for every. delivering lots of element in an simply available layout, typical fabrics is an invaluable source for college kids, execs and creditors alike.

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New Mexico Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities by Sam Lowe

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By Sam Lowe

Whether you are a born-and-raised New Mexican, a up to date transplant, or simply passing via, New Mexico Curiosities could have you guffawing out loud because it introduces you to the main attention-grabbing characters within the Spanish kingdom, and takes you locations you by no means can have imagined—some of them correct round the nook!

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Build Your Own AK (Vol. II): Building the Parts Kit by Nicoroshi,Guy Montag

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By Nicoroshi,Guy Montag

Got an AK elements equipment? This publication indicates you ways to construct it right!
The AK-47 and its editions are world-renowned for being basic, rugged and approximately indestructible. but when you desired to construct your individual Kalashnikov rifle there has been no reliable unmarried resource of building information—until now.

This new sequence dives deep into confirmed thoughts of home-built AKs. Profusely illustrated with a number of photographs and diagrams, those manuals will convey you precisely tips on how to gather your AK components equipment step by step. Your construct will move effortless utilizing our strategies, steered instruments, and veteran builder tips/tricks...all with a serious specialise in either security & caliber.

The hugely expected Volume Two covers a whole elements package construct, from receiver flat/shell or already whole receiver via meeting, ultimate becoming, and tuning. trade instruments and strategies are mentioned all through, in addition to steps for either the AKM, AK-74 types (and a number of different editions of every like Yugo versions, and the Krinkov). With over 240 pictures that make the methods either transparent and simple to understand.
Topics include:
- Required construct components list
- steered tools
- felony requirements
- Demilling of the elements kits
- Bending the receiver flat
- becoming and riveting of front/rear trunnions
- Attaching and tuning the rails
- Mounting the set off guard
- Headspacing
- Receiver warmth treatment
- fitting the furniture
- Assembling the internals - and more...

If you've been watching for the 'definitive AK meeting advisor' earlier than construction your AK, wait no more.
Volume II maintains the adventure, exhibiting each step to accomplish your matching or newly populated AK elements equipment right into a whole useful and secure rifle.

About the Authors
NICOROSHI
Nicoroshi is a Northern California AK builder, and member of the AK group of CA.
GUY MONTAG
Guy isn't really a fireman, yet is within the publishing company. He was once addicted to weapons on account that his first adventure with a .22 unmarried shot bolt-action at Boy Scout camp ( and incomes his Rifle Marksmanship advantage badge). A tinkerer and workshop fanatic, he enjoys taking pictures activities of many flavors.

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Stolen, Smuggled, Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures by Nancy Moses

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By Nancy Moses

Stolen, Smuggled offered: at the Hunt for Cultural Treasures tells the darkish and compelling tales of iconic cultural gadgets that have been stolen, smuggled or bought, and at last again again to their unique proprietor.

There are many books approximately museum heists, Holocaust art, insider robbery, trafficking in antiquities, and stolen local American gadgets. Now, there’s eventually a booklet for most of the people that covers the total terrain. The publication contains full-color photographs of the objects.

Stolen, Smuggled, bought features seven vibrant and real tales within which the reader joins the writer as she uncovers a cultural treasure and follows its often-convoluted path. alongside the way in which writer and reader come across a solid of attention-grabbing characters from the underbelly of the cultural international: unscrupulous grave robbers, sinister middlemen, ruthless artwork buyers, venal Nazis, canny attorneys, valiant teachers, unstoppable investigative journalists, unwitting curators, and committed executive officers. tales contain Gustav Klimt’s Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer 1, the typeset manuscript for Pearl Buck’s The strong Earth, a ceremonial Ghost Dance brief from the bloodbath at Wounded Knee, the robbery of 4,800 ancient audio discs via a best reputable on the nationwide records, a lacking unique reproduction of The invoice of Rights, the mum of Ramses I, and an old treasure from Iraq.

While each one tale is attention-grabbing in and of itself, jointly they handle one of many most well liked matters within the museum global: how you can care for the thousands of things that experience breaks within the chain of possession, suspicious possession documents, or no provenance in any respect. the problem of possession touches on expert practices, overseas protocols, and nationwide legislation. It’s a monetary factor because the illicit alternate in antiquities and cultural goods generates up to $4 billion to $8 billion a 12 months.

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Gemstones and Their Origins by P.C. Keller

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By P.C. Keller

every one gem deposit-whether of fundamental starting place within the father or mother rocks; or secondary as alluvial placers in valley flooring, river gravels, or the sand of oceanic cabinets­ provides an eloquent chronicle of the Earth's lifestyles tale. It unearths to the specialist the prodigious procedures which shaped the current crust of our planet, of which this quantity discloses a small yet intriguing element. The fabrics of the Earth's crust are the rocks. during this ebook, the writer expounds on how they have been shaped, why they altered, why they turned the cradles of important gem stones, how they're categorised, and the way they're now exploited through guy. What initiates the expansion of gems? How do they crystallize? Why do gems of an identical species, originating from various resources, differ? What reasons the prevalence of types? Why do diamonds, not like different invaluable stones, ensue now not close to the Earth's floor in its crust, yet deep down underneath it within the higher mantle? those are just some of the entrancing matters mentioned during this enlightening quantity. The reader learns that the Earth is strangely alive and changing constantly-sometimes via gradual and equable adjustments and from time to time through violent and great cataclysms, occasions from which gems issue.

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Bilateralismus - was sonst?: Eigenständigkeit trotz by Patrik Schellenbauer,Gerhard Schwarz,Avenir Suisse

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By Patrik Schellenbauer,Gerhard Schwarz,Avenir Suisse

used to be haben die bilateralen Verträge der Schweiz tatsächlich gebracht und used to be nicht? Welche Erwartungen waren überzogen, welche Befürchtungen übertrieben? Der Band zieht eine ökonomische Bilanz, fördert aber auch Unerwartetes zu Tage. Wenn die Eigenständigkeit der Schweiz bewahrt werden soll, bleibt der Bilateralismus für ein vernetztes Land inmitten Europas auch in Zukunft der beste Weg.

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The Man Behind The Bottle: The Origin and History of the by Norman L. Dean

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By Norman L. Dean

The contour Coca-Cola bottle is the main well-known package deal created through guy. it's been known as a global icon and probably the most major artifacts of the 20 th century. Of every thing that has been written concerning the Coca-Cola corporation, the single blunders of omission has been the entire and exact tale concerning the construction of its well-known contour bottle and the impression it has made on this planet. figuring out his complete lifestyles that it used to be his father, Earl R. Dean, who designed the bottle, it grew to become the author’s challenge to get the tale informed ahead of the reality was once ceaselessly lost—to set the list straight—not just for his father and his descendants, yet for the hundreds of thousands of individuals around the globe who've loved a romance together with his bottle.

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The Gun Digest Book of The AR-15 Volume 3 (Gun Digest Book by Patrick Sweeney

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By Patrick Sweeney

The grasp of the AR-15 Has performed It Again!

The AR-15 has develop into America's favourite rifle-and nobody understands it higher than Patrick Sweeny. Now, in quantity three of his best-selling sequence at the AR, Sweeney unlocks the mysteries in the back of the piston AR. From factory-stock rifles to selfmade conversions, if there is whatever you need to find out about the newest new release of the AR-15s, you will discover it in Gun Digest® ebook of The AR-15, quantity 3.

It's All Here!

  • Piston designs
  • Conversions from direct impingement to piston operation
  • New brands: H&K, sunlight satan, CMMG, between others
  • Magazines and different accessories
  • And a lot, a lot more!

Whether you are paying for your first AR or construction one from the floor up, there is no higher reference than Sweeney's AR sequence from Gun Digest® Books. And now, with Gun Digest® publication of The AR-15, quantity three, you too, can be knowledgeable at the preferred rifle in America!

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Specialty Police Munitions: The Hottest New Specialty by Tony L. Jones

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By Tony L. Jones

Being a police officer is difficult sufficient with no need to fret approximately even if your munitions will practice within the line of fireplace or no matter if you may be reprimanded or sued for utilizing the incorrect one. during this e-book, veteran SWAT officer and police coach Tony Jones appears to be like on the most modern deadly and "less deadly" police area of expertise munitions and instruments being fielded, verified and researched through significant ammo brands, together with: distinctiveness effect munitions (electrical stun units, stun shields, Tasers and antiterrorist rounds) strong point deadly munitions (detonating tip, better increasing and frangible rounds); chemical agent munitions (tactical aerosol units, chemical agent launchers); and strong point education munitions (marking ammo, clean rounds, unhazardous ammo). verify your division is utilizing the precise instruments for the job!

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Anatomy Of A Doll: The Fabric Sculptor's Handbook by Susanna Oroyan

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By Susanna Oroyan

Master dollmaker Susanna Oroyan provides the definitive publication on textile sculpting. Anatomy of a Doll is choked with an abundance of beautiful photos that trap the simplest paintings from dollmakers this day. particular step by step illustrations for an enormous number of textile dolls are integrated so that you can create any form of fabric doll possible. Many tools of doll building are coated in order that starting dollmakers have a convenient solution ebook. newcomers will locate the booklet a realistic advisor that examines strategies for making all types of dolls. The more matured dollmaker will observe an abundance of recent rules and strategies by no means earlier than present in one ebook. Anatomy of a Doll indicates you every thing from bending cord to slicing fabric, in order to let you create your personal unique dolls!

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