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introduction to string figures

W. W. Rouse Ball

introduction to string figures

by W. W. Rouse Ball

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Published by W. Heffer in Cambridge(Eng.) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • String figures.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby W. W. Rouse Ball.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination38 p. :
    Number of Pages38
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20806196M

    Moses. Moses is mentioned more than anyone else in Numbers. Aside from God, of course. Hey, the Creator God. He's the Creator of Heaven and Earth. String Figure Magazine. Table of Contents - Volume 9, number 3 (September ) - 24 pages. Getting Started - fingers, loops, strings, and commands (pages ) - an introduction to words and symbols commonly used in string figure instructions.. Nauruan Finishing Techniques, Part 2 (page 3) - In this issue of String Figure Magazine we conclude our survey of Nauruan finishing techniques by.

    "This book may be regarded as an introduction to the study of String Figures - games which are widespread among primitive peoples, and played by weaving on the hands a single loop of string in order to produce intricate patterns supposed to represent certain familiar objects.". LLX > Neil Parker > String Figures. Jayne's Finished-Pattern-Only Figures. If there is one book every string figure enthusiast must have, it's Jayne's String it was published over a century ago, and its condescending attitude toward non-European cultures will be off-putting to the modern reader, it remains to this day the best, and largest, introduction to the subject.

    This book addresses the mathematical rationality contained in the making of string figures. It does so by using interdisciplinary methods borrowed from anthropology, mathematics, history and philosophy of mathematics. The practice of string figure-making has long been carried out in many societies,Brand: Springer International Publishing. Scilab version for Mac OS comes with a Tcl / Tk library which is disabled for technical reasons. As a consequence, there are some small limitations on the use of Scilab on this platform. For example, the Scilab / Tcl interface (TclSci), the graphic editor and the variable editor are not Size: 1MB.


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Introduction to string figures by W. W. Rouse Ball Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ball, W.W. Rouse (Walter William Rouse), Introduction to string figures. Cambridge [Eng.]: W. Heffer, A string figure is a design formed by manipulating string on, around, and using one's fingers or sometimes between the fingers of multiple people.

String figures may also involve the use of the mouth, wrist, and feet. They may consist of singular images or be created and altered as a game, known as a string game, or as part of a story involving various figures made in sequence (string story).

Introduction to Easy String Figures Video clips have been added for most figures. If you have difficulty following a description of how to make a string figure, look at the end of the description and click on Slow dial-up, Dial-up, or Broadband. Both an anthropological text and a how-to-book, "String Figures" shows you that Cat's Craddle is the least of the string-games.

This book discusses string-games in every culture in the world on every continent, looing at the history and social importance of the games, then teaches you in step-by-step instruction, how to make them/5.

Julia Averkieva’s study represents the most comprehensive Native American string collection ever assembled from a single tribe. In addition to characterizing the social conditions that prompted string figure making among the Kwakiutl during the time of her field study, Averkieva noted step-by-step instructions for each figure and transcribed traditional accompanying by: 4.

A very inexpensive toy--only string and book needed. Two of the best string figures: Apache Door (pg) and Ten Men (pg). On pg. the Cat's Cradle shows 8 figures to make children takes turns making a figure, passing the string back and by: 8. String figures. Jayne's string figure mentor was Alfred Haddon, a Cambridge ethnologist who began the introduction to her book by noting that "in ethnology nothing is too insignificant to receive attention".

He then goes on to defend the research invested in the unpromising amusement of string : 3 July National Book Trust A-5, Green Park New Delhi 1India experimenting, who knows you might invent some wonderful string figures of your own.

So always carry a string in your pocket. INTRODUCTION. STRING START People in the past have tried to document string figures. For this they often made drawings of theFile Size: KB. The chapter on String Figures in the book Mathematical Recreations and Essays kept its initial form until the ninth edition (Ball, a).

The previously mentioned lecture was published in With some additions, this article became a book entitled Introduction to Author: Eric Vandendriessche.

How to make string figures, games, and tricks--described and illustrated: Cat's Cradle, Eiffel Tower, Witches Broom, Jacob's Ladder, and many other favorites. Main Collection. Introduction to Easy Figures gets you started.

Here you'll learn: Position 1, Opening A, A Hand Catch, Cup and Saucer, The Star, Fishing Spear, Dressing a Pelt, The Moth. The thirty-four figures we wrote down fall into Mrs.

Jayne's three groups. Of the patterns, 16 were figures at rest and 11 figures in motion; there were 6 tricks and 1 catch, and we know of the occurrence of many others; altogether the figures in motion appear to be as numerous as those at rest.

More than one-third represent animals. What is string theory. String theory is an attempt to describe all particles and all forces in nature in one unified theoretical framework.

It encompasses quantum mechanics and gravity, and it is based on the idea that the fundamental building blocks of matter are not particles, but strings: objects which have some length, and which can vibrate in different ways. A few Eskimo and Indian games from Alaska—Figures known only from the finished patterns—Nauru figures—Eskimo figures—Hawaiian figures—A Zuñi figure—Australian figures.

Chapter 10 Geographical distribution of string figures—A few invented figures— The Scarab — The Lozenge — The Square — Variation of Coral — Two Dolphins.

Full text of "An introduction to string figures" See other formats Ki UC-NRLF B 3 IID 7DM CO 00 O o >- ^v AN INTRODUCTION TO STRING FIGURES y^H Amusement for Everybody.

BY W. ROUSE BALL. Cambridge: W. HEFFER & SONS LTD. The introduction jumps right in to Java history and architecture. As an introductory programming book, it might be more helpful to first introduce the reader to programming, generally, even though the book focuses on Java, specifically.

syntax coloring. Figures are helpful and well positioned on the pages. There could be improvements with 4/5(2). "ISP": Introduction to Statistics with Python.

All the Python programs that go with the book: Code samples (also called Quantlets) Solutions for the Exercises in the book; Code-listings, i.e. Python programs printed in the book; Code to generate the Figures in the book "ipynb": IPython Notebooks.

This book addresses the mathematical rationality contained in the making of string figures. It does so by using interdisciplinary methods borrowed from anthropology, mathematics, history and philosophy of mathematics. The practice of string figure-making has long been carried out in many societies, and particularly in those of oral tradition.

At some time in your youth, no doubt, you took a loop of string and made a "cat's-cradle," a "Jacob's ladder," or some other type of figure by looping and crossing the string between the fingers. But perhaps you were not aware that this is actually an ancient form of amusement, that it is practiced in all parts of the globe, and is especially popular among primitive tribes.5/5(2).

Twenty-four figures given here will serve as an introduction to their endless variety, and afford those previously uninstructed some idea of their wide distribution in various parts of the world. Mrs. Solomon Islands string figures (String figures monographs; no.l) Bibliography ISBN 0 0 x 1.

String figures - Solomon Islands. Title First published This book has been published with the assistance of the REPUBLIC OF NAURU FUND Australian National University of theAuthor: Honor Maude. This book addresses the mathematical rationality contained in the making of string figures.

It does so by using interdisciplinary methods borrowed from anthropology, mathematics, history and philosophy of mathematics. The practice of string figure-making has long been carried out in many societies, and particularly in those of oral tradition.(89 pages) - A reprint of An Introduction to String Figures, ; and String Figures and Other Monographs, Darsie, R.

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