• Chinese Language,  Learn Language,  Learn Languages,  Teach yourself

    Teach Yourself Chinese by H.R . Williamson (1923) PDF book

    Teach Yourself Chinese by  H. R . Williamson (1923) Free PDF book Excerpt: Much of the world’s progress in mutual understanding and co-operation depends on -our being able to understand one another’s speech, and on our acquaintance with each other’s literature. With the idea of contributing a little towards these worthy objectives, I have prepared this short introduction to the language of the Chinese people, many of whom I have learned to respect, and whose culture I greatly admire. I am conscious of many imperfections in the work, which has been prepared mainly in the course of long journeys. I am greatly indebted to many friends who have co-operated with…

  • Art,  Art and Crafts,  embroidery,  Teach yourself

    Modern embroidery by Mary Hogarth PDF book (1938)

    Modern embroidery by Mary Hogarth PDF book (1938) (rug hooking, embroidered panels) It is generally recognized today, and strongly so in the United States, that technical skill is not in itself sufficient to produce work of distinction, but that a basis of good design is equally essential. While this has never been denied in the case of painting and sculpture, there has until recently been a tacit assumption that one or two “minor” arts, such as that of embroidery, could get along very well without much conscious design, — were, if anything, the better for it. The art of the embroideress was judged rather by the cunning of her fingers…

  • Public Speaking,  Self-Help,  Teach yourself

    Principles of public speaking, PDF book (1899) by Guy Carleton Lee

    Principles of public speaking, PDF book (1899) by Guy Carleton Lee. Principles of public speaking, comprising the techniques of articulation, phrasing, emphasis; the cure of vocal defects; the elements of gesture … with many exercises, forms, and practice selections. ExcerptI have sought to present within the limits of this volume a practical exposition of the art of Public Speaking. A distinctive feature of this text-book is its comprehensiveness. In one volume the student will find, not only the elements of vocal culture and the treatment of the subject of extemporaneous speaking and debate but also a manual of Parliamentary Law. I have profited largely by the work of my predecessors.…

  • Health,  Herbs,  Self-Help,  Teach yourself,  Wine

    A garden of herbs (1921) by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde Free PDF book

    A garden of herbs (1921) by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde Free PDF book Contains recipes, mostly from old books, for herbal teas, conserves, homemade wines, candied flowers, and leaves, pomanders, etc here need be no limit to the size of the garden, for, as one eminent herbalist tells us, there are on an average about seven hundred different remedies for most of the common ailments, but it is undoubtedly the moderate-sized garden which is the most attractive. This little book only deals with the few well-known English wild and garden herbs which everyone can grow and use. No mention is made of the purely medicinal uses of herbs, the receipts being…

  • Economy,  Teach yourself

    Economics for the people; being plain talks on economics PDF (1902) by R. R. Bowker,

    Economics for the people; being plain talks on economics PDF (1902) by  R. R. Bowker Richard Rogers “R. R.” Bowker was a journalist, editor of Publishers Weekly and Harper’s Magazine, and founder of the R. R. Bowker Company. This little book was written because there seemed to be need of it and I could get no one else to under: take it. It grew out of my summary of Economics, ” Of Work and Wealth,” which had developed from a chapter in a book yet uncompleted, on ” The Arts of Life.” It is an endeavor to set forth the principles of Economics so as to make them plain and…

  • Economy,  Money Business,  Teach yourself

    How to read the money article by Charles Duguid

    How to read the money article Free PDF book by Charles Duguid This small book will teach you the meaning of words that you read in economic news. regarding banks and money, a very useful and easy resource. To many thousands of newspaper readers the money article, and the money page upon which it appears, is so much wasted space; a dull jargon of meaningless phrases, to be passed over, with the advertisements, in favor of the latest news and police court intelligence. It is the one part of the paper they never read; they do not realize that much care and expenditure are lavished over the financial intelligence department,…

  • Business,  Perfumery,  Teach yourself

    Raw materials of perfumery, their nature, occurrence and employment PDF book by Ernest John Parry

    Raw materials of perfumery, their nature, occurrence and employment PDF book by Ernest John Parry Excerpt: This little work is intended to deal with the raw materials employed in the manufacture of perfumes. The whole art of perfumery has been so revolutionized by the aid of Synthetic Chemistry that a popular account of this particular branch of perfumery may be found of interest. PERFUMERY, as known to most people, is an art; but as known to the expert perfumer, it has become elevated, if not to the level of science, at least to the level of scientific art. For, in the modern developments of the art of perfumery, the very…

  • Business,  Teach yourself,  Wine

    Wine and the wine trade PDF (1921) By André Louis Simon

    Download Wine and the wine trade PDF (1921) By André Louis Simon ExcerptThe accumulated store of knowledge which we have inherited from past generations is altogether beyond the power of assimilation of any single human brain. Yet what is already known to us is not sufficient to still our craving for more knowledge: on the contrary, our generation shall hand down to the next immensely greater treasures than it received. We can never know enough: we may often know too much, but, if we do, it is because we do not know enough. Although it is as impossible as it would be unnecessary for any single person to comprehend the sum…

  • Coffee,  Food,  Teach yourself

    Coffee, from grower to consumer by B.B Keable Free PDF book

    Coffee, from grower to consumer by B.B  Keable Free PDF book ” Coffee! — which makes the politician wise And see through all things with half-closed eyes.” — Pope. The popularity of coffee needs no emphasizing, and yet it is only during the last 250 years that this beverage has come to be generally used in the civilized countries of Western Europe. How it came by that popularity and whether it is as popular as it was in years gone by are questions which might make us think. That it is not as popular is apparent when we realize that to-day the consumption per head of population is less than…

  • Literature,  Storytelling,  Teach yourself,  Writer,  Writing

    Storytelling: what to tell and how to tell it (1917) PDF book by Edna Lyman Scott

    Storytelling: what to tell and how to tell it (1917) PDF book by Edna Lyman Scott The literature on storytelling concerns itself, for the most part, with the requirements of the kindergarten and earlier grades, and very little which is suggestive and helpful seems available for the child whose chief interest is in heroes and adventure. It is this child who has been chiefly considered in the suggestions for stories to tell which have been made in this volume. The epic tales, of course, are familiar to everyone, but their peculiar fitness for the needs of the hero-loving boy and girl has not been appreciated, and the fact that no general…