The Traditional Bowyer s Bible

Author: Jim Hamm
Publisher: Lyons Press
ISBN: 9781558212060
Format: PDF
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These volumes offer the combined experience of many bowmakers. In three indispensable volumes, the experts reveal their secrets and techniques, complete with important and entertaining historical highlights, hundreds of photographs and illustrations, and practical advice.

The Practical Guide to Man Powered Bullets

Author: Richard Middleton
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811701563
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book explores in practical detail many of the ways, old and new, in which people can shoot bullets by their own force, without the aid of explosives.

The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods

Author: Eric Margolis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446250121
Format: PDF
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This book captures the state of the art in visual research. Margolis and Pauwels have brought together, in one volume, a unique survey of the field of visual research that will be essential reading for scholars and students across the social sciences, arts and humanities. The SAGE Handbook of Visual Research Methods encompasses the breadth and depth of the field, and points the way to future research possibilities. It illustrates 'cutting edge' as well as long-standing and recognized practices. This book is not only 'about' research, it is also an example of the way that the visual can be incorporated into data collection and the presentation of research findings. Chapters describe a methodology or analytical framework, its strengths and limitations, possible fields of application and practical guidelines on how to apply the method or technique. The Handbook is organized into seven main sections: - Framing the Field of Visual Research - Producing Visual Data and Insight - Participatory and Subject-Centered Approaches - Analytical Frameworks and Approaches - Visualization Technologies and Practices - Moving Beyond the Visual - Options and Issues for Using and Presenting Visual Research. Eric Margolis is an Associate Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. He is President of the International Visual Sociology Association. Luc Pauwels is Professor of Visual Culture at the University of Antwerp. He is Chair of the Visual Communication Studies Division of the ICA and Vice-President of the International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA).

The Art of Making Selfbows

Author: Stim Wilcox
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438991991
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is meant to be understandable and fun to use. The topics range from the beginnings to the end -- cutting and curing wood through building a selfbow of almost any type and finishing it. Selfbows are wooden bows with no laminations in the limbs. Both beginners and advanced bowyers should find the book useable and worthwhile. There are detailed descriptions and directions thoughout, supported by over 200 individual color illustrations. Beside the usual how-to directions, there are sections on heat-bending, spllicing billets, shaping handles, and treating problems like knots, cracks, etc. Several unusual topics are addressed, such as suggestions on how to make a bow only a few measurements, reduce handshock, eliminate stack, stabilize arrow flight, shoot where you look, and increase arrow speed.