It’s almost Christmas and one of Santa’s elves has been naughty! He’s wreaked havoc in Santa’s workshop, and Santa needs your help identifying all of the messes his elf has made.
About the Author
Canadian herpetologist, Kate Jackson has been passionate about amphibians and reptiles since before kindergarten. Since then she has traveled the world and worked in labs and museums puzzling over such questions as how venomous snakes evolved. In addition to many publications in specialized scientific journals, Kate has published “Mean and Lowly Things: Snakes, Science and Survival in the Congo”, a memoir about collecting snakes in the swamp forests of the Republic of Congo, and “Katie of the Sonoran Desert, a children’s book about radio-tracking rattlesnakes.
Currently she is working with Jean-Philippe Chippaux on a specialized and in-depth book about Central and Western African snakes, intended primarily for herpetologists. A sequel to “Mean and Lowly” is in the works. Kate Jackson holds a Hon.B.Sc and M.Sc. from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Biology from Harvard University. She is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Whitman College.
This practical guide to historical costume is essential for anyone planning to create accurate period costumes for theatrical productions or historical reenactments. From the short tunics of Saxon men of the fifth century to a lady's bustle dress of the late nineteenth century, this richly illustrated work offers an abundance of authentic patterns. Details of pattern sizes, required materials, and sewing methods accompany simple diagrams for Elizabethan doublets, capes, and trunks; a coat and vest from the Restoration; a bell-shaped gown of the eighteenth century; an early nineteenth-century empire gown; a crinoline; and many other items.
Diagrams are accurately drawn to scale from working patterns, and there are suggestions for the most suitable colors and textures for costumes of different historical periods. Students of costume design, tailors, and community theater groups will welcome this carefully researched guidebook to fifteen centuries of English costume.
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