Nifty little book that got me inspired to get out my colored pencils, but while some might find the instruction helpful I can’t say it had practical uNifty little book that got me inspired to get out my colored pencils, but while some might find the instruction helpful I can’t say it had practical use for me. I think I just can’t learn art this way, and perhaps it’s just that I didn’t put any concentrated effort in trying. What’s lovely about the book is the art; I loved a lot of it. For artists or people who want to dabble in many artistic media, I think there are some good ideas and helpful tips. I did make note of the art apps mentioned and I have started to check them out. Fun book! It’s a friendly size for carrying around, which I did. I was hoping for more pure colored pencils (only one example where that was the only technique used) and watercolors. For people who want to play with a bunch of kinds of art, especially in each art piece, this is a really good book for ideas and inspiration.
I thought for sure I’d want to own this book, as I have several previous books like this and assumed I’d want the latest, hopefully comprehensive versI thought for sure I’d want to own this book, as I have several previous books like this and assumed I’d want the latest, hopefully comprehensive version. However, I think I’m past needing these books. Perhaps it’s that I now know all the information, perhaps it’s because it’s easier to find this kind of information on the internet, perhaps it’s because so many processed vegan products now have some sort of vegan labeling. Also, in this version, so many of the ingredients are ones I’ve never encountered. In previous books, I discovered there was great danger of running into most of the included unwanted ingredients. This was kind of fun to read though, and dismaying to me to be reminded of how much humans use animal derived ingredients and items. For brand new vegans or the vegan interested who are as hard core as I am and who’ve never read a list such as this, I think they might find this book interesting. If I didn’t own similar books, I might want this for reference. It may be the best such book I’ve read. I appreciate how comprehensive it is. I’m also glad my library has it available for lending.
It is a well organized book. I appreciate the icons: always or often vegetable, sometimes or rarely vegetable, always or often animal, sometimes or rarely animal, always or often synthetic, sometimes or rarely synthetic, always or often mineral, sometimes or rarely mineral, always or often microbiological, sometimes or rarely microbiological.
Introduction/About Using This Book
Part 1: Ingredients A to Z
Part 2: Product Labeling Food Dietary supplements Pharmaceutical drugs Cosmetics Household cleaning products Textiles, wool and fur Leather and imitation leather Seals, logs and labels
Part 3: Vegan Alternatives to Animal Ingredients Food Dietary supplements Pharmaceutical drugs “Pet” food Cosmetic products Household cleaning products – Clothing and accessories Footware Brushes and brooms – Interior decoration, household items Sport and leisure Arts and crafts Photography and printing – Musical instruments Electronics and technology Closing remarks
Part 4: References and Resources Glossary Bibliography Online resources U.S. legislation
It’s a useful reference book and its small size makes it convenient for carrying around if so desired. It would make a fine gift for any vegan interested person or any vegan who doesn’t know the full scope of animal exploitation, yet wants to avoid it as much as possible. It didn’t make for scintillating cover to cover reading though. I recommend it as a reference book, even though portions, especially not the ingredients lists proper, are sufficiently interesting for reading in full....more