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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate-Di...
by Peter Wohlleben

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><strong>The first book in <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Peter Wohlleben鈥檚 The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy. Book two, <em>The Inner Life of Animals</em>, is available now, and the third book, <em>The Secret Wisdom of Nature</em>, is coming in Spring 2019.</strong></p><br /><p>Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.<br /><br />After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.<br /><br /><em>Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard</em></p><p><em>Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.</em></p>
Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scound...
by , Isabel Sun Chao

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

May 01, 2018

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<b> WINNER - 2019 Rubery Book Award BOOK OF THE YEAR & 16 other literary awards</b><br /><br /><b>An Engaging and Extraordinary Multigenerational Saga </b><br />A high position bestowed by China's empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and '40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever.<br /><br />When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home--and that she will never see her father again. Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution. Isabel returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family's past--one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses.<br /><br />Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, <i>Remembering Shanghai</i> follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss and the unpredictable nature of life against the epic backdrop of a nation and a people in turmoil.<br /><br /><b>Winner of 17 book awards including:</b><br /><ul><li>Rubery Book Award BOOK OF THE YEAR, NON-FICTION</li><li>Independent Author Network OUTSTANDING MEMOIR, BOOK OF THE YEAR 2nd place</li><li>Reader Views Literary Awards MEMOIR, GLOBAL AWARD</li><li>IPPY Independent Publisher Book Awards BEST FIRST BOOK, BEST E-BOOK DESIGN, COVER DESIGN 2nd place</li><li>Readers' Favorite Award Contest NON-FICTION HISTORICAL 2nd聽place</li><li>Eric Hoffer GRAND PRIZE Finalist, FIRST HORIZON AWARD Finalist, CULTURE 2nd place</li><li>Next Generation Indie Awards HISTORICAL NON-FICTION Finalist, MEMOIRS Finalist, BEST COVER DESIGN NON-FICTION Finalist</li><li>National Indie Excellence Awards BOOK COVER DESIGN NON-FICTION Finalist</li></ul><b>Praise for Remembering Shanghai</b><br /><br />"An engaging and entertaining saga." <b>South China Morning Post</b><br /><br />"A volume that demands to be held." <b>Los Angeles Review of Books</b><br /><br />"A feast of winning elements ... absolutely fascinating." <b>Bookish Asia</b><br /><br />"The perfect combination of historical fiction, memoir and novel." <b>Reader Views</b><br /><br />"Jaw-dropping, exciting, touching, tragic and insightful." <b>Historic Shanghai</b><br /><br />"A book I truly could not put down." <b>F錨te Chinoise</b><br /><br />"Absolutely gorgeous--a visual delight." <b>Asia Literary Review</b><br /><br />"A beguiling memoir of Shanghai." <b>Hong Kong Review of Books</b><br /><br />"Unique ... vivid descriptions transport readers." <b>China Press</b><br /><br />"Pulls back the curtain on how people lived." <b>Shanghai Daily</b><br /><br />"Makes Chinese traditions easily accessible." <b>Honolulu Star-Advertiser</b><br /><br />"Sparkling prose and enthralling stories catapult you into the inner life and doings of Shanghai's cultured classes." <b>Helen Zia, <i>Last Boat Out of Shanghai</i></b><br /><br />"This elegant family memoir transforms, transfixes, and educates." <b>Pamela Sakamoto, <i>Midnight in Broad Daylight</i></b><br /><br />"Mesmerizing stories; magnificent language." <b>Betty Peh-T'i Wei, PhD, <i>Old Shanghai</i></b><i></i><br />Order your copy of <i>Remembering Shanghai</i> today in hardcover, paperback or Kindle. At over 300 pages with dozens of photographs and illustrations, this beautiful memoir is a joy to hold and read.
How to Create Stunning Digital Photography
by Tony Northrup

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

December 11, 2011

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Amazon's #1 rated and best-selling digital photography book, and the first ever Gold Honoree of the Benjamin Franklin Digital Award, gives you five innovations no other book offers:<br /><br />1. FREE VIDEO TRAINING. 100 videos totaling 14+ HOURS of video training integrated into the book鈥檚 content (requires Internet access). Travel around the world with Tony and Chelsea as they teach you hands-on. Appendix A lists the videos so you can use the book like an inexpensive video course.<br /><br />2. TEACHER AND PEER SUPPORT. After buying the book, you get access to the private Stunning Digital Photography Readers group on Facebook where you can ask the questions and post pictures for feedback from Tony, Chelsea, and other readers. It鈥檚 like being able to raise your hand in class and ask a question! Instructions are in the introduction.<br /><br />3. FREE LIFETIME UPDATES. This book is regularly updated with new content (including additional videos) that existing owners receive for free. Updates are added based on reader feedback and questions, as well as changing photography trends and new camera equipment. This is the last photography book you'll ever need.<br /><br />4. HANDS-ON PRACTICES. Complete the practices at the end of every chapter to get the real world experience you need.<br /><br />5. 100+ PRACTICE QUESTIONS. Ungraded tests teach you to apply what you've learned.<br /><br />6. 500+ ORIGINAL PICTURES. Detailed example pictures taken by the author and his wife in 15 countries demonstrate both good and bad technique. NO STOCK PHOTOS. Many pictures include links to the full-size image so you can zoom in to see every pixel. <br /><br />In this book, Tony Northrup (award-winning author of more than 30 how-to books and a professional portrait, wildlife, and landscape photographer) teaches the art and science of creating stunning pictures. First, beginner photographers will master:<br />* Composition<br />* Exposure<br />* Shutter speed<br />* Aperture<br />* Depth-of-field (blurring the background)<br />* ISO<br />* Natural light<br />* Flash<br />* Troubleshooting blurry, dark, and bad pictures<br />* Pet photography<br />* Wildlife photography (mammals, birds, insects, fish, and more)<br />* Sunrises and sunsets<br />* Landscapes<br />* Cityscapes<br />* Flowers<br />* Forests, waterfalls, and rivers<br />* Night photography<br />* Fireworks<br />* Raw files<br />* HDR<br />* Macro/close-up photography<br /><br />Advanced photographers can skip forward to learn the pro鈥檚 secrets for:<br />* Posing men and women. including corrective posing (checklists provided)<br />* Portraits (candid, casual, formal, and underwater)<br />* Group photos<br />* Remotely triggering flashes<br />* Using bounce flash and flash modifiers<br />* Using studio lighting on any budget<br />* Building a temporary or permanent studio at home<br />* Shooting your first wedding<br />* High speed photography<br />* Location scouting/finding the best spots and times<br />* Planning shoots around the sun and moon<br />* Star trails (via long exposure and image stacking)<br />* Light painting<br />* Eliminating noise<br />* Focus stacking for infinite depth-of-field<br />* Underwater photography<br />* Getting close to wildlife<br />* Using electronic shutter triggers
Prune: A Cookbook
by Gabrielle Hamilton

Language

English

Pages

576

Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER<br /></b><br />From Gabrielle Hamilton, bestselling author of <i>Blood, Bones & Butter,</i> comes her eagerly anticipated cookbook debut filled with signature recipes from her celebrated New York City restaurant Prune.<br />聽<br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY <i>PUBLISHERS WEEKLY</i></b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE SEASON BY</b><br /> <b><i>Time 鈥?O: The Oprah Magazine 鈥?Bon App茅tit 鈥?Eater</i></b><br /><br />A self-trained cook turned James Beard Award鈥搘inning chef, Gabrielle Hamilton opened Prune on New York鈥檚 Lower East Side fifteen years ago to great acclaim and lines down the block, both of which continue today. A deeply personal and gracious restaurant, in both menu and philosophy, Prune uses the elements of home cooking and elevates them in unexpected ways. The result is delicious food that satisfies on many levels. 聽<br />聽<br />Highly original in concept, execution, look, and feel, the Prune cookbook is an inspired replica of the restaurant鈥檚 kitchen binders. It is written to Gabrielle鈥檚 cooks in her distinctive voice, with as much instruction, encouragement, information, and scolding as you would find if you actually came to work at Prune as a line cook. The recipes have been tried, tasted, and tested dozens if not hundreds of times. Intended for the home cook as well as the kitchen professional, the instructions offer a range of signals for cooks鈥攁 head鈥檚 up on when you have gone too far, things to watch out for that could trip you up, suggestions on how to traverse certain uncomfortable parts of the journey to ultimately help get you to the final destination, an amazing dish.<br />聽<br />Complete with more than with more than 250 recipes and 250 color photographs, home cooks will find Prune鈥檚 most requested recipes鈥擥rilled Head-on Shrimp with Anchovy Butter, Bread Heels and Pan Drippings Salad, Tongue and Octopus with Salsa Verde and Mimosa鈥檇 Egg, Roasted Capon on Garlic Crouton, Prune鈥檚 famous Bloody Mary (and all 10 variations). Plus, among other items, a chapter entitled 鈥淕arbage鈥濃€攕mart ways to repurpose foods that might have hit the garbage or stockpot in other restaurant kitchens but are turned into appetizing bites and notions at Prune.<br />聽<br />Featured here are the recipes, approach, philosophy, evolution, and nuances that make them distinctively Prune鈥檚. Unconventional and honest, in both tone and content, this book is a welcome expression of the cookbook as we know it.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Prune</i></b><br /> <b><i>聽</i></b><br /> 鈥淔resh, fascinating . . . entirely pleasurable . . . Since 1999, when the chef Gabrielle Hamilton put Triscuits and canned sardines on the first menu of her East Village bistro, Prune, she has nonchalantly broken countless rules of the food world. The rule that a successful restaurant must breed an empire. The rule that chefs who happen to be women should unconditionally support one another. The rule that great chefs don鈥檛 make great writers (with her memoir, <i>Blood, Bones & Butter</i>). And now, the rule that restaurant food has to be simplified and prettied up for home cooks in order to produce a useful, irresistible cookbook. . . . [<i>Prune</i>] is the closest thing to the bulging loose-leaf binder, stuck in a corner of almost every restaurant kitchen, ever to be printed and bound between cloth covers. (These happen to be a beautiful deep, dark magenta.)鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i></b><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淥ne of the most brilliantly minimalist cookbooks in recent memory . . . at once conveys the thrill of restaurant cooking and the wisdom of the author, while making for a charged reading experience.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>Publishers Weekly </i>(starred review)</b>
Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bell and the 28 Days of Terror...
by Rita Y. Shuler

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

March 20, 2007

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<b>The full story of the infamous double murder featured on Discovery鈥檚 <i>FBI Files</i>鈥攊ncludes photos.</b><br /> 聽<br /> In this book, former South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) forensic photographer Lt. Rita Y. Shuler recounts twenty-eight days of terror and shocking developments in one of the most notorious double murders and manhunts in South Carolina history.<br /> 聽<br /> Shuler shares her own personal interactions with some of the key players in this famous manhunt and investigation. Also included are Bell鈥檚 chilling calls from area phone booths to the Smith family, along with his disconcerting interviews and bizarre actions in the courtroom, which show the dark, evil, and criminal mind of this horrific killer. This is a comprehensive account of the case that has been featured on the Discovery Channel鈥檚 <i>FBI Files</i>, in the CBS movie <i>Nightmare in Columbia County</i>, and on Court TV鈥檚 <i>Forensic Files</i>.
Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2020 release)
by , Andrew Faulkner

Language

English

Pages

415

Publication Date

December 09, 2019

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Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose <b> <i>Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2020 release)</i> </b> from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web. 聽 In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2020 release covers features like the new Object Selection tool, saving Cloud Documents for easy access from Photoshop on other devices such as the Apple iPad, removing objects with upgraded Content-Aware Fill, applying styles and objects such as gradients and shapes, instantly using redesigned Presets panels, and much more! 聽 The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes <br />
Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934): When Sin Ruled...
by Mark A. Vieira

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English

Pages

269

Publication Date

April 02, 2019

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<strong>Filled with rare images and untold stories from filmmakers, exhibitors, and moviegoers, <i>Forbidden Hollywood</i> is the ultimate guide to a gloriously entertaining era when a lax code of censorship let sin rule the movies.</strong><br /><br /><em>Forbidden Hollywood</em> is a history of "pre-Code" like none other: you will eavesdrop on production conferences, read nervous telegrams from executives to censors, and hear Americans argue about "immoral" movies. You will see decisions artfully wrought, so as to fool some of the people long enough to get films into theaters. You will read what theater managers thought of such craftiness, and hear from fans as they applauded creativity or condemned crassness. You will see how these films caused a grass-roots movement to gain control of Hollywood-and why they were "forbidden" for fifty years.<br /><br />The book spotlights the twenty-two films that led to the strict new Code of 1934, including <i>Red-Headed Woman</i>, <i>Call Her Savage</i>, and <i>She Done Him Wrong</i>. You'll see Paul Muni shoot a path to power in the original <i>Scarface</i>; Barbara Stanwyck climb the corporate ladder on her own terms in <i>Baby Face</i>; and misfits seek revenge in <i>Freaks</i>.<br /><br />More than 200 newly restored (and some never-before-published) photographs illustrate pivotal moments in the careers of Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, and Greta Garbo; and the pre-Code stardom of Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, and Mae West. This is the definitive portrait of an unforgettable era in filmmaking.
The Normandy Battlefields: D-Day and the Bridgehead
by , Simon Forty

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

March 19, 2014

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<b>Experience the battlefields of D-Day in this beautiful book combining historical images, full-color aerial photography, and informative text.</b><br /> 聽<br /> The D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied Normandy was the most dramatic turning point of World War II. With a combination of historic and contemporary photography, along with maps and other illustrations, <i>The Normandy Battlefields</i> takes readers 鈥渙n-site鈥?to the sacred battlegrounds.<br /> 聽<br /> The armada that attacked from Britain left behind many signs of their passage. <i>The Normandy Battlefields</i> details what can be seen on the ground today using a mixture of media to provide a complete overview of the campaign. Maps old and new highlight what has survived and what hasn鈥檛; then-and-now photography allows fascinating comparisons with the images taken at the time, and computer artwork provides graphic details of things that can鈥檛 be seen today.<br /> 聽<br /> The book describes the area from Cherbourg to Le Havre by way of the key D-Day locations, providing a handbook for the visitor and an overview for the armchair traveler. It covers the forces from both sides and the memorials to those young men who fought so many years ago.
GoPro: How To Use The GoPro HERO 8 Black
by Jordan Hetrick

Language

English

Pages

134

Publication Date

November 15, 2019

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The newest release <b>FROM THE #1 AMAZON BEST SELLING AUTHOR ON GoPro CAMERAS.</b><br /><br /><p><b>Specifically for the GoPro HERO 8 BLACK</b>, this is the perfect guide book for anyone who wants to learn how to use the GoPro HERO 8 Black camera to capture unique videos and photos.</p><br /><p>Packed with color images, this book provides clear, step-by-step lessons to get you out there using your GoPro HERO 8 Black camera to document your life and your adventures.</p><br /><p>This book covers everything you need to know about using your GoPro HERO 8 Black camera. The book teaches you: <ul><br /><li>how to operate your camera;</li><li>how to choose your settings and presets; <li>tips for the most useful GoPro mounts;</li> <li>vital photography/cinematography knowledge;</li> <li> creative photo, video and time lapse editing techniques;</li> <li>and how to share your first edited video and photos.</ul></p><br /><p>Through the SEVEN STEPS laid out in this book, you will understand your camera and learn how to use FREE apps and software to finally do something with your results.</p><br /><p>This book is perfect for beginners, but also provides in depth knowledge that will be useful for intermediate camera users.</p><br /><p><b>Written specifically for the GoPro HERO8 Black camera! </b></p>
Photography Masterclass: Your Complete Guide to Photography
by , Sam Shimizu-Jones

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English

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Publication Date

December 16, 2019

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The Photography Masterclass book will teach you how to take amazing images and even sell them, whether you use a smartphone, mirrorless or聽DSLR camera.<br /><br />Photography Masterclass is a book designed to teach you the ins and outs of photography, even if you have little to no experience with it, to help create beautiful images that help you stand out from the crowd.<br /><br />Master Photography Techniques to Create Extraordinary Images!<br /><br />While there are plenty of digital photography books that focus on specific styles or how to use gear, it's hard to find a comprehensive book like this one, which is for beginner to advanced photographers.<br /><br />This book is designed for all levels of photographers who want to improve their skills, take stellar images, and make money with their photos - especially great for any DSLR or mirrorless camera user.<br /><br />What will you learn:<br /><br />*Understand how cameras work and what gear you need<br />* Master shooting in manual mode and understanding your camera<br />* Know what equipment you should buy no matter what your budget is<br />* Follow our practical demonstrations to see how we shoot in real-world scenarios<br />* Use composition, lighting, and proper settings to take better photos<br />* Learn start a photography business and make money from your new skills<br /><br />Learn actionable tips to improve several styles of photography including: <br />*Portrait photography<br />*Long exposure photography<br />*Landscape photography<br />*Product photography<br />*Low light photography<br />*Sports and action photography<br />*Street photography<br />*Architecture photography<br />*Event and wedding photography<br />*Aerial and drone photography<br />*Wildlife photography<br />*Night photography<br />*DSLR聽photography<br />*Mirrorless photography<br />*Smartphone photography<br />*and more!<br /><br />Improve Your Photography Techniques, Acquire Clients, And Make More Money<br /><br />Regardless of what your level of experience is or what type of camera you use, this in-depth book is designed to provide you with everything you need to take your photography skills to the next level.<br /><br />Whether you prefer taking photos of nature, animals, or people, a great photographer knows how to compose a shot, light it, and edit it. By honing these skills, you can sell your photos so you can turn your passion into a career. This book shows you how.<br /><br />Unlike other photography books that are more limited in scope, this complete book teaches you how to take amazing photos and how to make money by selling them.<br /><br />Contents and Overview<br /><br />This book is aimed at teaching photographers what it takes to improve your techniques to earn more money.<br /><br />You'll start with the basics and tackle how a camera operates, the types of cameras and lenses available, and equipment you'll need for accomplishing your goals. You'll then dive into the different styles of photography you can focus on.<br /><br />You'll learn about your camera settings (DSLR, mirrorless, or other), including how to shoot in manual mode. You'll use stabilization tools and master how to properly compose and light a scene. You'll even learn how to take great photos with a smartphone or tablet and how to edit images.<br /><br />So you can sell your photos, you'll learn how to brand yourself, create a portfolio and website, and find freelance work or a full-time position. Gain insight into licensing, fair use, and more. And if you want to get into wedding photography, you'll learn how to start your own business.<br /><br />By the end of Photography Masterclass book, your confidence as a photographer will soar. You'll have a thorough understanding of your camera and gear so you can use them to their fullest potential to take unforgettable photos and start a profitable photography career.

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