ERIC Number: ED114219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Whittlin', Whistles, and Thingamajigs: The Pioneer Book of Nature Crafts and Recreation Arts.
Metcalf, Harlan G.
Designed to recapture respect for nature, this book presents numerous natural handicrafts which may be utilized by youth leaders, campers, folklorists, hobbyists, and children of all ages. Illustrated via photographs and drawings, handicrafts are described and presented in terms of history, conservation, and technique. Among the activities included are: (1) making whistles and horns from natural sources; (2) gathering, preparing, and using natural cordage materials; (3) making spears and javelins; (4) developing spear-throwing techniques (primitive prototypes and modern versions); (5) identifying suitable materials for the whip-dart and the slingshot; (6) throwing stones with power and using the sling; (7) making and using the primitive blowpipe; (8) making and using the boomerang (Australian return and non-return, pinwheel, and cross-stock boomerangs); (9) making bows and arrows and increasing marksmanship; (10) identifying materials for making walking sticks; and (11) making fishing tackle and learning fishing techniques. Additionally, this book presents concise descriptions detailing the collection and use of various trees, plants, shrubs, and grasses. (JC)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Folk Culture, Games, Guides, Handicrafts, History, Illustrations, Methods, Natural Resources, Outdoor Education, Plant Identification, Recreational Activities
Stackpole Books, Cameron and Kelker Streets, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105 ($10.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
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