Valerie Hector The Art Of Beadwork Historic Inspiration Contemporary Design

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Valerie Hector’s The Art of Beadwork: Historic Inspiration, Contemporary Design (ISBN 0-8320-0307-8) is an interesting combination of the historical and cultural analysis of various beadmaking traditions and the presentation of works by modern designers who were inspired by these traditions. There are numerous books on contemporary bead designs, as well as many histories of beadmaking […]


Mathew And The Highland Rescue Book Review

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A stimulating adventure! Sabine Muir has written a wonderful children’s story that can be read many, many times. This is a time-travel, Christian fantasy novel that reminds me a little bit of one of my favorite childhood books, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. Here, the main character, Mathew, is a young boy growing […]


From The Battlefield To The Bookstore

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For many reenactors, military and civilian, one of the pleasures of a weekend spent in the field is that elusive moment when everything works. I’ve heard the sensation called “the bubble,” or simply “the magic.” There’s no way to predict exactly when it will happen. The feeling may last only seconds. But once you’ve experienced […]


Understanding Multiple Types Of Intelligences

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IQ (Intelligence Quotient) Testing was invented by Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon. The first Intelligence scale was created in 1905. At that time, the French government commissioned a test to assess which student was more likely to succeed and which students were more likely to fail in the French school system. Lewis Terman made some […]


Garden Fountains The Fountain At Campidoglio In Rome

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If you visit the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome then you’ll find three fountains of interest in this imposing square. These fountains each have a particularly interesting history. They haven’t actually been in place in their current setting for that long but each fountain has had a rich and varied background. In fact, the sculptures […]


Holiday Making On Turkey S Southern Coast

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Turkey’s geopolitical developments have always attracted the outside world to its doorsteps. Having got ruled during the ancient periods by some famous empires of those times, the land continues on being a hub for geopolitical activities even today. With negotiations being on for its merger with the European Union, the region is bound to have […]


Greece History And A Modern Touch

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Many consider Greece the cradle of modern civilization. The historical sites in the country are impressive. Still, Greece also has modern touches making it a good travel destination. Greece Walk practically anywhere in Greece and you are walking in the footsteps of antiquity. The home to such historical figures, fictional or not, as Plato and […]


Antietam National Battlefield

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If you’re a history buff, Antietam National Battlefield is a national park you have to see. Antietam, of course, is a major civil war site. Antietam National Battlefield is simply huge. Located in the middle of Maryland, the national park is made up of over 3,255 acres of land. The geography of the area evolves […]


Travel To Boston Not Your Grandmother S Tea Party

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Boston has traditionally stood as the beacon of New England thought, culture and historical direction, and consequently has been the major force behind the independent progress of the United States of America. Boston’s well preserved colonial architecture gracing the tree lined streets or the original oak seats of Fenway Park baseball stadium add insurmountable character […]


Antique Coins Collecting For Fun Profit

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You only have to look at how busy the coins section is on Ebay to know that coin collecting is an incredibly popular activity. It’s one of the most popular hobbies around and one of the most profitable too. Finding coins to collect is easy but finding ones that are actually valuable to collect is […]


Exterior Paint Schemes For Historical Houses

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Owners of historical homes know that choosing paint colors is a nerve-wracking and critically important decision. Ready-mix paints have been available since the middle part of the nineteenth century and from that time home owners have had to choose their colors without really knowing how their finished home will look. After all, a two inch […]


Excellent Ocean Activities In Maine

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Maine is known for its coastline. You can enjoy seafood at Boothbay Harbor while watching the various lobster boats and schooners sail past. As you drive along the Maine coast you will see many different lighthouses and old forts. A number of charming and elegant Victorian bed and breakfasts can be found in the coastal […]


Finding Nature In Rhode Island

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Traveling through Rhode Island might only take a day, but you can learn a world full of history during just that one afternoon. The state might be very small, but it is so full of history that you are never going to be able to look back. Have you ever wanted to travel through time? […]


Great Destination Central America

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The best course of action to take sometimes isn’t clear until you’ve listed and considered your alternatives. This could apply to travel subject as there is endless information that you can find on both off line and on line resources. The following paragraphs should help clue you in to what should be beneficial when you […]


Hidden Gems In The Costa Del Sol

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Malaga, Spain is a wealth of historical and cultural knowledge for tourists. As the capital of Costa del Sol, or the “Sun Coast”, Malaga lies on the southern coast of Spain and has a lot to offer the casual traveler and history buff alike. Not only will it take you back in time when you […]


Peru Wants Archeology Back From Yale

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Rising proudly at over 7500 feet high ( 2300 meters ), Inca citadel of Machu Picchu was so inaccessible that the Spanish conquerors were never able to found it. But in 1911 Yale historian Hiram Bingham rediscovered it, and between 1912 and 1915, directed the National Geographic Society in a series of expeditions that ended […]