Author: Steven M. Gelber
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Keywords: hobbies
Number of Pages: 400
Published: 1999-06-15
List price: $29.50
ISBN-10: 0231113935
ISBN-13: 9780231113939

Whether it´s needlepoint or woodworking, collecting stamps or dolls, everyone has a hobby, or is told they need one. But why do we fill our leisure time with the activities we do? And what do our hobbies say about our culture? Steven Gelber here traces the history and significance of hobbies from the mid-nineteenth century through the 1950s. Although hobbies are often touted as a break from work, Gelber demonstrates that they reflect and reproduce the values and activities of the workplace by bringing utilitarian rationality into the home, imitating the economic stratification of the marketpl

Author: Ursula Szwast
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
Keywords: hobbies, going, magic
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2005-09-15
List price: $29.29
ISBN-10: 1403461198
ISBN-13: 9781403461193

Will introduce you to the world of magic. You will learn about the history of magic and how it has developed and also learn some tricks. Ages 8+ years.

Author: Lisa Klobuchar
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
Keywords: hobbies, going, fishing
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2005-09-15
List price: $29.29
ISBN-10: 1403461171
ISBN-13: 9781403461179

This series not only introduces some very popular hobbies, the books also provide historical, cultural and general interest information on each. Step-by-step instructions, a focus on key skills and information on equipment, skills and safety make these titles both useful and a high-interest read. Suitable for 10-14 year olds.

Author: Anon
Publisher: Vintage Cookery Books
Keywords: handicraft, hobbies, home
Number of Pages: 388
Published: 2008-05-18
List price: $30.95
ISBN-10: 140972669X
ISBN-13: 9781409726692

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: Joan E. Lewis
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
Keywords: hobbies, going, hunting
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2005-09-15
List price: $29.29
ISBN-10: 140346118X
ISBN-13: 9781403461186

Hunting is seeking, tracking, stalking, or calling a wild animal with the intention of killing it. People who do not hunt often ask hunters why do it. Most hunters say they hunt for one or more of three reasons: for food, to help balance wildlife populatio

Author: Lisa Dillman
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
Keywords: hobbies, going, ballet
Number of Pages: 32
Published: 2005-09-15
List price: $29.29
ISBN-10: 1403461155
ISBN-13: 9781403461155

Introduces young readers to the world of ballet. Readers will learn about the history of ballet and how it has developed as well as being introduced to stretching exercises, basic ballet position, ballet terms, and good practice habits. Ages 8+

Author: Heather Quinlan
Publisher: Sterling
Keywords: search, word, hobbies, amp, sports
Number of Pages: 80
Published: 2005-11-01
List price: $5.95
ISBN-10: 1402727518
ISBN-13: 9781402727511

Did you know that baseball was invented around 1865? That ice hockey has been referred to as the fastest team sport on Earth? That you can learn all about different sports while enjoying the challenge of a word search? That’s because this collection doesn’t just give solvers a simple list of words to find; instead, the search words are all highlighted in fascinating text about each game. Fans will get the lowdown on when the sport was invented, its country of origin, and its history. The wide selection of subjects ranges from the ever-popular basketball and football to golf, lacros
  
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