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The Complete Works of Florence Scovel Shinn (Dover Empower Your Life)

Dover Publications, 2012

Florence Scovel Shinn taught generations of readers how to live richer, fuller lives with her four empowering classics: The Game of Life and How to Play It; Your Word Is Your Wand; The Secret Door to Success; and The Power of the Spoken Word. This volume collects all four of those works, offering a wealth of affirmations and real-life success stories. Self-improvement expert Norman Vincent Peale praised Shinn's works as essential guides, ...
  
  











  



  
Wonderful World of Horses Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
John Green

Dover Publications, 2005

Horses take hold of our imaginations when they gallop across the plains whinnying into the wind. But most of all, horses capture our hearts. And it's said they've done more to change human history than any other domestic animal. John Green skillfully portrays the legendary grace and beauty of this animal in a collection of 30 illustrations. Handsome equines — from Clydesdales to show horses — are depicted in the wild and at work. Brief ...
  
  











  



  
Twelve Van Gogh Bookmarks (Dover Bookmarks)
Vincent Van Gogh

Dover Publications, 2002

Vincent van Gogh evolved a vibrant technique, characterized by bold, slashing strokes. This collection of bookmarks includes details from 12 of his most revolutionary works, among them Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear , Sunflowers , Starry Night , Café Terrace on the Place du Forum , Arles , At Night , Irises , The Night Café , and Portrait of Doctor Gachet .
  
  











  



  
One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science (Dover Books on Mathematics)
George Gamow

Dover Publications, 1988

". . . full of intellectual treats and tricks, of whimsy and deep scientific philosophy. It is highbrow entertainment at its best, a teasing challenge to all who aspire to think about the universe." — New York Herald Tribune One of the world's foremost nuclear physicists (celebrated for his theory of radioactive decay, among other accomplishments), George Gamow possessed the unique ability of making the world of science accessible to the ...
  
  











  



  
Great Speeches by African Americans: Frederick Douglass

Dover Publications, 2006

Tracing the struggle for freedom and civil rights across two centuries, this anthology comprises speeches by Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other influential figures in the history of African-American culture and politics. The collection begins with Henry Highland Garnet's 1843 "An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America," followed by Jermain Wesley Loguen's "I Am a Fugitive ...
  
  











  



  
Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey (Dover Thrift Editions)
Marcus Garvey

Dover Publications, 2005

A controversial figure in the history of race relations around the world, Marcus Garvey amazed his enemies as much as he dazzled his admirers. This anthology contains some of the African-American rights advocate's most noted writings and speeches, including "Declaration of the Rights of the Negro Peoples of the World" and "Africa for the Africans."
  
  











  



  
Dover Creative Haven Mehndi Designs Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
Marty Noble, Creative Haven

Dover Publications, 2013

Exotic birds and butterflies, hypnotic paisley prints, and flowers galore — these mehndi designs offer colorists an array of exciting challenges. Derived from the ancient art of henna body painting, 31 striking patterns are based on authentic Indian, African, and Middle Eastern sources. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Mehndi Designs and other ...
  
  











  



  
The Secret of the Ages
Robert Collier

Dover Publications, 2014

An Unabridged Edition in 7 Volumes: The World's Greatest Discovery - In The Beginning - The Purpose Of Existence - The "Open Sesame!" Of Life - The Genie-Of-Your-Mind - The Conscious Mind - The Subconscious Mind - The Universal Mind - The Primal Cause - Matter-Dream Or Reality? - The Philosopher's Charm - The Kingdom Of Heaven - "To Him That Hath" - "To The Manner Born" - Desire-The First Law Of Gain - The Magic Secret - "The Soul's Sincere ...
  
  











  



  
Butterflies Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
Jan Sovak

Dover Publications, 1992

Forty-three finely detailed, accurately rendered illustrations of pipevine swallowtail, monarch, buckeye, white admiral, olive hairstreak, California dogface, mourning cloak, great spangled fritillary, fiery skipper, painted lady, many others. Captions provide data on coloration, range, habitat, special characteristics, more. Captions by Monty Reid.
  
  











  



  
Angels Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Books)
Marty Noble

Dover Publications, 2008

Angels reign supreme — in fiction, in art, and in the popular imagination. These thirty full-page images of celestial beings will enchant colorists with their ethereal beauty. Set against intricately embellished backgrounds and borders, the heavenly messengers are depicted in a variety of poses — playing a lute or a harp, sitting in a blossom-filled garden, admiring a pond full of water lilies, surrounded by peacocks or hummingbirds. Spend ...
  
  











  



  
Carousel Animals Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Books)
Christy Shaffer, Coloring Books, ...

Dover Publications, 1999

Thirty expertly rendered, ready-to-color illustrations all based on authentic antique carvings. Magnificent stallions and prancing ponies, lions, tigers, zebras, and camels, sea monsters, dragons, many more. All accompanied by informative captions. A treat for merry-go-round fans, nostalgia lovers, and youngsters.
  
  











  



  
Victorian Fashions and Costumes from Harper's Bazar, 1867-1898 (Dover Fashion and Costumes)

Dover Publications, 1974

After the Civil War the upper middle class in America expanded and became increasingly style-conscious. Visiting European royalty as well as American women returning from the International Exhibition in Paris in 1867 stimulated fashion awareness — and it was in this climate that the magazine Harper's Bazar flowered. Dedicated to being "A repository of Fashion, Pleasure, and Instruction," it brought to American women inside glimpses of the ...
  
  











  



  
Horse Anatomy (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
John Green

Dover Publications, 2006

This incredibly detailed coloring book examines the external and internal anatomy of the horse, with 30 pages of accurate drawings highlighting the skeleton, muscles, nervous system, and major organs, including internal organs and the organs of locomotion. All illustrations are clearly labeled and explained. Also included are notes on the evolution of the horse as well as general health and care issues. An excellent introduction for horse lovers ...
  
  











  



  
Alice Starmore's Charts for Color Knitting: New and Expanded Edition (Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace)
Alice Starmore

Dover Publications, 2011

In the course of her career as an internationally recognized authority on knitting design and instruction, Alice Starmore has acquired a remarkable collection of charted designs for color knitting. This treasury features a choice selection of her source material, arranged into four parts: (1) Traditional patterns from Europe, Russia, and South America (2) Adaptations from textiles and other art, including Japanese porcelain and Celtic ...
  
  











  



  
Floral Bouquets Coloring Book (Dover Nature Coloring Book)
Charlene Tarbox

Dover Publications, 1995

Thirty ready-to-color floral designs combine many accurately drawn flowers — tulip, iris, peony, rose, lily, daisy, zinnia and many others — into beautiful bouquets arranged in vases, pitchers and baskets, or in sprays tied with ribbons.
  
  











  



  
Hawaiian Quilting: Instructions and Full-Size Patterns for 20 Blocks (Dover Quilting)
Elizabeth Root

Dover Publications, 1989

Hawaiian quilts, which date back to the 19th century, are not only objects of practical necessity, but a form of artistic expression. This book offers detailed instructions and 20 full-size quilting blocks — each 18 inches square — for creating exotic floral motifs including orchid, water lily, hibiscus, and other exotic island vegetation.
  
  











  



  
The Dore Illustrations for Dante's Divine Comedy (136 Plates by Gustave Dore)

Dover Publications, 1976

These 135 fantastic and grotesque scenes depict the passion and grandeur of Dante's masterpiece — from the depths of Hell onto the mountain of Purgatory and up to the empyrean realms of Paradise. Includes plates produced for The Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise. Illustrations accompanied by appropriate lines from the Longfellow translation.
  
  











  



  
Animals: 1,419 Copyright-Free Illustrations of Mammals, Birds, Fish, Insects, etc (Dover Pictorial Archive)

Dover Publications, 1979

Contemporary artists and designers are finding the wood engraving one of the most highly desirable sources of illustration for many design purposes. Simple and bold or capable of the most exquisite effects of tonal gradation, this elegant black-and-white artwork sustains no loss in reproduction and is a perfect complement to typography. 1,419 clear wood engravings present, in natural, lifelike poses, over 1,000 species of animals. Included are ...
  
  











  



  
A Reverence for Wood
Eric Sloane

Dover Publications, 2004

This refreshing and delightfully written book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Charmingly illustrated with author Eric Sloane's own sketches, the text illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the ...
  
  











  



  
Medieval Calligraphy: Its History and Technique (Lettering, Calligraphy, Typography)
Marc Drogin

Dover Publications, 1989

"Vastly rewarding and illuminating." — American Artist. Spirited history and comprehensive instruction manual covers 13 important writing styles (ca. 4th century thru 15th). Fascinating facts about Roman Rustic, Uncial, Carolingian Minuscule, Early Gothic, and eight other styles; all examples beautifully photographed. Detailed directions for duplicating medieval techniques with modern tools. 232 illustrations.
  
  











  








   



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