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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’s 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>
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 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 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.
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’s 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’s 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’s 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
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 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>Fête 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.
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.
Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America
by Chris Arnade

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English

Pages

299

Publication Date

June 04, 2019

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<b><i>NATIONAL BESTSELLER</i><br /><br />"A profound book.... It will break your heart but also leave you with hope." —J.D. Vance, author of <i>Hillbilly Elegy</i></b><br /><br /><b>"[A] deeply empathetic book." —<i>The Economist</i></b><br /><br /><b>With stark photo essays and unforgettable true stories, Chris Arnade cuts through "expert" pontification on inequality, addiction, and poverty to allow those who have been left behind to define themselves on their own terms.</b><br /><br />After abandoning his Wall Street career, Chris Arnade decided to document poverty and addiction in the Bronx. He began interviewing, photographing, and becoming close friends with homeless addicts, and spent hours in drug dens and McDonald's. Then he started driving across America to see how the rest of the country compared. He found the same types of stories everywhere, across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, and geography. <br /><br />The people he got to know, from Alabama and California to Maine and Nevada, gave Arnade a new respect for the dignity and resilience of what he calls America's Back Row--those who lack the credentials and advantages of the so-called meritocratic upper class. The strivers in the Front Row, with their advanced degrees and upward mobility, see the Back Row's values as worthless. They scorn anyone who stays in a dying town or city as foolish, and mock anyone who clings to religion or tradition as naïve.<br /><br />As Takeesha, a woman in the Bronx, told Arnade, she wants to be seen she sees herself: "a prostitute, a mother of six, and a child of God." This book is his attempt to help the rest of us truly see, hear, and respect millions of people who've been left behind.
Waiting for the Light (Photography Essentials)
by David Noton

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English

Pages

164

Publication Date

March 28, 2008

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<b>A </b><b>breathtaking visual celebration of the award-winning landscape photographer’s work, accompanied by candid commentary.</b><br />  <br /> With photographs from every continent, this book from a three-time Wildlife Photographer of the Year showcases the very best of his extensive portfolio.<br />  <br /> David Noton also offers amateurs and professionals alike the opportunity to learn about his techniques and equipment, and find out how to achieve similar results in their own work. He takes us through each shot with an emphasis on the use of light and personal reflections on his experience of each location. The book also includes an invaluable chapter exploring the incorporation of digital techniques. Beautiful images, combined with explanatory captions and practical, revealing text, make this indispensable for any photographer.
iPhone: The Missing Manual: The Book That Should Have Been in the...
by David Pogue

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English

Pages

720

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<p>The iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11R, and 11Max are faster than ever and have more powerful cameras. With the latest edition of this bestselling guide, you get a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you into an iPhone master.</p><p>Written by David Pogue—Missing Manual series creator, <i>New York Times</i> columnist, and Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CNBC, CBS, and NPR—this update shows you everything you need to know about new iPhone features and the iOS 13 user interface. Pick up this beautiful full-color book and learn how to get the most out of your iPhone.</p>
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>
Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom: Discovering the Power of Pic...
by Rick Sammon

Language

English

Pages

178

Publication Date

September 05, 2019

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Unlike Rick Sammon's 39 other best-selling and photo-rich books, <i>Photo Therapy Motivation and Wisdom – Discovering the Power of Pictures</i>, has no photographs between the covers. Yet, Rick feels as though it is his most important work. He trusts this book will make you think – hard – about your photography, and about how using your brain, the best photo “accessory,” will help you become a better photographer. Or as stated by famed black-and-white landscape photographer Ansel Adams, “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” <br /><br />It’s not that Rick is tired of having to "lug around a camera," as Lewis Hine said, it’s just that he thinks the motivational and inspirational message of this book is better expressed without showing his own pictures. Rather, in reading the 35,000-word text, he’d like you to imagine your own pictures – and potential pictures – while he is describing a situation, process, technique, feeling or emotion.<br /><br />Chapters include: Emotional Intelligence for Photographers, Seeing vs. Looking, Creating Your Own Reality, It’s Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been, Light and Color Therapy, Learning is Health, and What Does Your Photography Mean to You? <br /><br />The book also includes more than 20 “missions” that you can accept in your quest to expand your photographic horizons. <br /><br />This very personal book is filled with Rick’s photo and life wisdom – wisdom he has gained by spending almost an entire lifetime – starting in the late 1950’s with developing pictures in his parents’ basement – involved in photography in many forms and fashions. <br /><br />You will find many inspirational quotes in this book. One of Rick’s favorites: “When you are through changing, you are through.” – Bruce Barton

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