Orientierungshilfe für Sammler von Puppen des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts.
Bewegliche Schnitzfiguren, sogenannte Wackler, sind bei Sammlern gesucht und in den Museen geschätzte Ausstellungsstücke. Bisher war wenig Gesichertes über die Händlerinnen, Geldwechsler, Wallfahrerinnen, Hausierer und Bettelmönche bekannt. Nun vermag der Autor aufgrund neuer archivarischer und bildlicher Quellen genauere Zuordnungen besonderer Typen zu treffen. Es werden erstmals alle meist aus öffentlichen Museen bekannten Rhönwackler und ausgewählte Exemplare vergleichbarer Figuren dokumentiert und abgebildet.
Author: David Wisniewski
Publisher: Harper Collins
Sam Spade, move over! In his years on the force, Tough Cookie Busted the Ginger Snaps and broke up the Macaroons. Now living as a private eye at the bottom of the cookie jar, he learns that Fingers has gotten his old partner, Chips. With his best girl, Pecan Sandy, at his side, Tough Cookie sets out to put Fingers away, for keeps! This hilarious spoof will have readers rolling in the aisles. 00-01 Keystone to Reading Book Award Masterlist
Put Me Back On My Bike
Author: William Fotheringham
Publisher: Random House
Tom Simpson was an Olympic medallist, world champion and the first Briton to wear the fabled yellow jersey of the Tour de France. He died a tragic early death on the barren moonscape of the Mont Ventoux during the 1967 Tour. A man of contradictions, Simpson was one of the first cyclists to admit to using banned drugs, and was accused of fixing races, yet the dapper 'Major Tom' inspired awe and affection for the obsessive will to win which was ultimately to cost him his life. Put Me Back on My Bike revisits the places and people associated with Simpson to produce the definitive story of Britain's greatest ever cyclist. The revised edition of William Fotheringham's classic biography, commemorating the fortieth anniversary of Simpson's death, features a new foreword and postscript further exploring the truth behind the legend.
Author: Joan Hiatt Harlow
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Boston, 1919. It’s been a terrible year for thirteen-year-old Joshua Harper. The influenza pandemic that’s sweeping the world has claimed his father’s life; his voice has changed, so he can’t sing in the Boston Boys’ Choir anymore; and now money is tight, so he must quit school to get a job. It’s not fair! Joshua begins working as a newspaper boy, hawking papers on the street, but he soon finds himself competing with Charlestown Charlie, a tough, streetwise boy who does not make things easier for Joshua. It seems that fitting in is not as easy as it once was. Then disaster strikes the city of Boston. Joshua must do what he can to help, and in doing so he finds the place—and the voice—that he thought he’d lost. This remarkable novel is fast-paced, suspenseful, and based on true incidents in Boston history.
Featuring 350 color photographs with the loving face of each doll clearly visible to aid in the identification process. This book is a treasure trove filled with detailed photo captions that identify the maker. The author has used research methods to correct many so-called names to the authentic original name. Each doll is credited to the decade in which it was primarily produced. Male china dolls, all-china dolls and reproduction china dolls are described in chapters that are separate from the ten decades of china doll production. Included are individual dolls from the following German porcelain factories that produced china shoulder head dolls and half-dolls: Alt, Beck & Gottschalck, A.W. Fr. Kister, C.F. Kling & Co., Conta & Boehme, Dressel & Kister, F. & W. Goebel, Hertwig & Co., Kloster Veilsdorf, KPM Berlin, Limbach, Carl Schncider's Erben and Weiss, Kuhnert & Co.
Behavior and Environment
Author: T. Garling, R.G. Golledge
Active researchers in the areas of geography and psychology have contributed to this book. Both fields are capable of increasing our scientific knowledge of how human behavior is interfaced with the molar physical environment. Such knowledge is essential for the solution of many of today's most urgent environmental problems. Failure to constrain use of scarce resources, pollution due to human activities, creation of technological hazards and deteriorating urban quality due to vandalism and crime are all well known examples. The influence of psychology in geographical research has long been appreciated but it is only recently that psychologists have recognized they have something to learn from geography. In identifying the importance of two-way interdisciplinary communication, a psychologist and a geographer have been invited to each write a chapter in this book on a designated topic so that close comparisons can be drawn as to how the two disciplines approach the same difficulties. Since the disciplines are to some extent complementary, it is hoped that this close collaboration will have synergistic effects on the attempts of both to find solutions to environmental problems through an increased understanding of the many behavior-environment interfaces.
Magic Land of Toys
Author: Alberto Manguel
Publisher: Vendome Press
More than 500 rare and beautiful toys from the renowned collection of Paris' Musie des Arts Dicoratifs are photographed by Pintado in tableaux of children's playrooms from 1870 to the present. These unearthly photographs alternate with text by Manguel that mingles the real and the imaginary, retelling both well-known and obscure children's stories.
The History of Toys
Author: Deborah Jaffé
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
An illustrated chronicle of toy history includes coverage of objects that have remained popular throughout the ages whose designs have been shaped by progressive technologies, new materials, and the advent of mass production.
Experiments in Ethics
Author: Anthony Appiah
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Introduction: The waterless moat -- The case against character -- The case against intuition -- The varieties of moral experience -- The ends of ethics.
Author: Stevanne Auerbach
Publisher: Universe Pub
From LEGOs to Wild Planet's Supersonic Ear, "Dr. Toy" highlights the stories and educational values of more than 50 popular toys. 100 color photos.
Jodie picks the fluffiest kitten she can find for her birthday present, but the longhaired beauty soon causes problems with hair in the bathtub, on the couch, on the carpet, and everywhere.
A work officially licensed by the Lego gruppe, describes the invention and development of LEGO toys.