Not what I was expecting but still pretty awesome.
The history at times can be somewhat disjointed, but that’s mostly due to following specific people’s achievements, though they may pop up later again. There’s not a whole lot of science but there’s lots of talk about it without being too dull and there’s lots of interesting facts about how storm chasing and weather prediction as we know it today came about. Definitely worth a read if your interested in history, science and weather.
Not a lot of reading instruction or detailed images to follow, this book operates on ‘see the image, draw the image’. It might work for others but for me, it dosn’t. Picked up this book hoping to figure out how to possibly draw wolves but I think I’ll look elsewhere.
that being said, the book is easy to follow at least. you are shown about a page worth of images about a specific breed in a specific pose and get a little mini-fact about the breed as well, but that’s about it.
Pretty neat! Plenty of pictures for the visual learner or when the written instructions are confusing, lots of cute critters and helpful hints and tips. The only part I didn’t like was the patterns. I’ve never seen crochet patterns like that before. o.o I’ve made Amigurumi things before but the patterns for then were all written out like ch and dch instead of having a circular image to follow. Maybe it’s just a different of culture? Still pretty awesome. The patterns here show you about where you should be in the actual creation of each piece which could be helpful for beginners. Though the naturally tiny size of these critters might bump the level up past beginner, but that’s easy enough to fix by using a larger hook and yarn type.
I think it’s be neat to make a couple of these critters and use them as gifts for animal lovers.
Pretty sweet book full of tips and tricks and lots of helpful explanations. I don’t know particularly much about Photoshop drawing/editing myself (still learning!), but it’s nice to know that there’s a book out there willing to explain it. :3
Quick little nuggets of information. The book is aimed towards short attention spans/children, though some of the images might be better left for older kids, depending on the kid’s ‘too creepy!’ limits. Overall though pretty kid-safe. Not a lot of in-depth info, no surprise since it’s intended for younger kids.
My copy came out back in 1999 or so, so it’s most likely outdated. 1999 Edition written by Stuart A. Kallen
There’s still plenty of info in it’s pages though, as long as you keep in mind a lot has changed sicne it’s printing. It covers the whole span of Egypt’s history pretty much, with facts and factoids from Ancient Egypt, right up to printing day. It’s half travel guidebook with customs and government facts and half history lesson. I had a hard time reading through it, but I always do with nonfiction so I don’t hold it against the book at all. If your curious about how people viewed Egypt around 1999 and what was going on back then, go ahead and check it out.