Luftwaffe Mistel Composite Bomber Units (osprey Combat Aircraft 112)

The striking appearance of Luftwaffe's bizarre 'Mistel' Composite attack aircraft might seem ridiculous to modern eyes, but employed correctly, these original 'fire and forget' weapons were devastatingly effective, as Allied sources testify. This book draws on a wealth of first-hand reports and revealing contemporary photographs to tell the full, strange story of the Mistel units. They were the product of a remarkable mix of desperat...

To Show And To Tell: The Craft Of Literary Nonfiction

Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay,is universally acclaimed as “one of our best personal essayists” (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining more than forty years of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, he brings us this highly anticipated nuts-and-bolts guide to writing literary nonfiction. A phenomenal master class shaped by Lopate’s informative,...

Dynamic Documents With R And Knitr (2nd Edition)

Suitable for both beginners and advanced users, Dynamic Documents with R and knitr, Second Edition makes writing statistical reports easier by integrating computing directly with reporting. Reports range from homework, projects, exams, books, blogs, and web pages to virtually any documents related to statistical graphics, computing, and data analysis. The book covers basic applications for beginners while guiding power users in under...

Steering The Craft: A Twenty-first-century Guide To Sailing The Sea Of Story

This is a clear, concise, and absolutely splendid book on the craft of writing, with chapters on sound, punctuation and grammar, sentence length and syntax, repetition, adjectives and adverbs, verbs, point of view and voice, and other topics particularly relevant to the working fiction writer. I especially liked the chapters on point of view and "Crowding and Leaping". Includes several exercises and suggestions for workshops. Complet...

Sopwith Pup Aces of World War 1

The Sopwith Pup was the forerunner of the hugely successful Sopwith Camel, which duly became the most successful fighter of World War 1. The first proper British fighting scout, the first Pups – the Royal Naval Air Service – arrived on the Western Front in 1916. Although regarded as a ‘nice’ aeroplane to fly, pilots who used it in combat gained much success during the first half of 1917. The Royal Flying Corps also used the Pup from ...

The Dog Friendly Home: Diy Projects For Dog Lovers

“This guide allows dog lovers to put their DIY skills to use. Strother (The Complete Guide to Dream Bathrooms) outlines a variety of appealing projects, from doghouses and training equipment to bedding and accessories (the nightstand/dog bed is adorable). This book recycles a few projects from 24 Weekend Projects for Pets from the publisher’s “Black & Decker” series, yet Strother’s section on dog-proofing the yard and repairing d...

Terrarium Craft: Create 50 Magical, Miniature Worlds By Kate Bryant

Terrarium Craft features fifty original designs that you can re-create or use as inspiration for your own design. Each entry comes with clear step-by-step directions on how to assemble and care for your terrarium. You’ll also find helpful information about selecting a container, using appropriate materials, choosing the right plants, and maintaining your terrarium. (Hint: It’s easy! In fact, many terrariums are self-sustaining, requi...

The Power Of Words: Unveiling The Speaker And Writer’s Hidden Craft

"The Power of Words is a profoundly original masterpiece that completely changes our understanding of language from its very foundations. There are perhaps only a handful of books that have altered our entire formulation of language itself, and this book is one of them. In a very clear sense, it opens up a new science of language. From the first page, one enters an extraordinarily original world of concepts and analytic tools, that a...