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The Planets: Photographs from the Archives of NASA
by Nirmala Nataraj

Language

English

Pages

258

Publication Date

November 07, 2017

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This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system.
The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—...
by Peter Wohlleben

Language

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>
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
GoPro: How To Use The GoPro HERO 7 Black
by Jordan Hetrick

Language

English

Pages

292

Publication Date

October 17, 2018

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The newest release <b>FROM THE #1 AMAZON BEST SELLING AUTHOR ON GoPro CAMERAS.</b><br /><br /><b>Specifically for the GoPro HERO 7 BLACK</b>, this is the perfect guide book for anyone who wants to learn how to use the GoPro HERO 7 Black camera to capture unique videos and photos.<br /><br />With more than 100+ color images, this book provides clear, step-by-step lessons to get you out there using your GoPro HERO 7 Black camera to document your life and your adventures.<br /><br />This book covers everything you need to know about using your GoPro HERO 7 Black camera. The book teaches you: <br /><ul><li>How to operate your camera</li> <br /><li>How to choose your settings</li> <br /><li>Tips for the most useful GoPro mounts</li> <br /><li>Vital photography/cinematography knowledge</li> <br /><li>Simple photo, video and time lapse editing techniques</li> <br /><li>and How to share your first edited video and photos</li></ul><br /><br />Through the SEVEN STEPS laid out in this book, you will understand your camera and learn how to use FREE software to finally do something with your results.<br /><br />This book is perfect for beginners, but also provides in depth knowledge that will be useful for intermediate camera users.<br /><br /><b>Written specifically for the GoPro HERO7 Black camera. </b>
Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes
by , Amanda Benchley

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<DIV>Ask any woman about her favorite pair of shoes, and you’re sure to get an answer that goes beyond their material design. In <I>Our Shoes, Our Selves: 40 Women, 40 Stories, 40 Pairs of Shoes</I>, actress Bridget Moynahan and journalist Amanda Benchley ask 40 accomplished women to recount the memories behind their most meaningful pair of shoes. This collection features stories from icons like Bobbi Brown, Danica Patrick, and Misty Copeland to intrepid reporters like Christiane Amanpour and Katie Couric to creative forces like Rupi Kaur, Maya Lin, and Gretchen Rubin. Beautifully illustrated with a portrait of each woman and her chosen shoes, the stories explore what most women already know: that what we wear can have power and significance beyond merely clothing our bodies. <I>Our Shoes, Our Selves</I> reveals these remarkable journeys, and the steps these inspiring women have taken to get there, with the hopes of encouraging all women to forge their own paths.<BR />  </DIV>
Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) (Turner Classic...
by Mark A. Vieira

Language

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<A name=_Hlk518256457>: 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.
A History Lover's Guide to Washington, DC: Designed for Democracy...
by Alison Fortier

Language

English

Pages

241

Publication Date

May 06, 2014

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<DIV><B>Experience the history of America’s capitol with this uniquely engaging and informative guidebook.</B><BR />  <BR /> Alternating between site visits and brief historical narratives, this guide tells the story of Washington, DC, from its origins to current times. From George Washington’s Mount Vernon to the Kennedy Center, trek through each era of the federal district, on a tour of America’s most beloved sites. Go inside the White House, the only executive home in the world regularly open to the public. Travel to President Lincoln’s Cottage and see where he wrote the Emancipation Proclamation. And visit lesser-known sites, such as the grave of Pierre L’Enfant, the city’s Botanical Gardens, the Old Post Office, and a host of historical homes throughout the capital. This is the only guide you’ll need to curate an unforgettable expedition to our shining city on a hill.</DIV>
Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure
by Al Judge

Language

English

Pages

72

Publication Date

January 09, 2014

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<h2>Amazon Best Seller! <br /><br /> #1 Photography Reference Book for most of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 <br /><br /></h2><h3><i>Mastering the Exposure Triangle is the key to photographic excellence.</i></h3><p>Without a guide on your path to better pictures, you run the risk of spending a great deal of time and money heading down the wrong road. Frustration and confusion can easily take the wind from your sails and replace excitement with disappointment. </p><p>This guide to EXPOSURE builds a solid foundation of photographic knowledge with easy-to-follow discussions of everything that you need to know in order to create better images with confidence. Every photographic term used in the book is clearly defined and thoroughly explained. All terms are also highlighted by using <b>BOLD CAPS</b> so that you can easily find them again to refresh your memory. By the time you finish reading this book, you will be well on your way to Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure</p><h3>There are thousands of Photography Books in the Kindle Store. So, why should you buy this book?</h3><ul><li>Al Judge is an exceptional teacher. His books are arguably the best on the topic of Photography.</li><li>This book requires no prior knowledge of Photography or Photographic Jargon.</li><li>It is highly illustrated, well written and easy to understand.</li><li>In a few hours, you will learn what others have taken years to learn. You will not waste your time reading meaningless banter.</li><li>There is no risk. If you are not 100% satisfied, you can return it for a full refund within the first seven days. This only takes a single click on “Manage My Kindle.” </li></ul><h3>What reviewers have said about Mastering Aperture....</h3><p><b>Despite this book's rather advanced topics, it is perfect for beginners wanting to learn more.</b> <i>Jeff</i></p><p><b>A great guide for all levels of photography, well written and illustrated!!!</b><i> Albert</i></p><p><b>This is another great book of Al's. He does a wonderful job at explaining all the needed information to better understand photography. Very easy to understand and lots of pointers.</b><i> DJ</i></p><p><b>As I am about to commence a photography diploma this book has come in handy as a warm up for me.</b><i> Craig </i></p><p></p><h3>˃˃˃ </h3><h2>Can you identify with any of these experiences?</h2><p>Do your eyes glaze over when people use terms like ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed, and Exposure?</p><p>Does the term f-stop make your stomach turn?</p><p>Are you enthused about photography but confused by all the technical jargon?</p><p>Would you like to be more consistent with the quality of your images?</p><p>Do you wonder how professional photographers get such great shots?</p><p></p><h3></h3><h2>By the time you finish reading this book, you will be well on your way to Mastering Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO and Exposure</h2><p>Adjusting APERTURE, DEPTH-OF-FIELD, SHUTTER SPEED, ISO and EXPOSURE will no longer be sources of stress, and your confidence will be greatly enhanced. With very little time and effort you can be well on your way to taking better pictures consistently. </p><p></p><h3>Any serious photographer will eventually learn everything in this book. You have an opportunity to learn it quickly and easily in just a few hours</h3><p></p><h2><u>Why spend any more time “Shooting in the Dark?” Scroll up and grab a copy today for about the cost of a cup of coffee.</u></h2>
The Landscape Photography Book: The step-by-step techniques you n...
by Scott Kelby

Language

English

Pages

208

Publication Date

March 27, 2019

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<p>Have you ever dreamed of taking such incredible landscape photos that your friends and family say, “Wait a minute, this is your photo?! You took this?” Well, you’re in luck. Right here, in this book, pro photographer and award-winning author Scott Kelby teaches you how to shoot and edit jaw-dropping landscape photographs. Scott shares all his secrets and time-tested techniques, as he discusses everything from his go-to essential gear and camera settings to the landscape photography techniques you need to create absolutely stunning images. From epic scenes at sunrise to capturing streams and waterfalls with that smooth, silky look, and from photographing the night sky or the Milky Way to creating breathtaking, sweeping panoramas, Scott has got you covered.</p><br /><br /><p>Among many other topics, you’ll learn:</p><br /><br /><ul>• The secrets to getting super-sharp, crisp images (without having to buy a new lens).</ul><br /><ul>• Exactly which camera settings work best for landscape photography and why (and which ones you should avoid).</ul><br /><ul>• Where to focus your camera for tack-sharp images from foreground to background.</ul><br /><ul>• How to shoot beautiful high dynamic range images and stunning panoramas (and even HDR panos!), along with how to post-process them like a pro.</ul><br /><ul>• How to create captivating long-exposure landscape shots that wow your viewers.</ul><br /><ul>• What gear you need, what gear you can skip, which accessories work best, and a ton of killer tips that will not only help you create better images, but make the entire experience that<br />much more fun.</ul><br /><br /><p>It’s all here, from the planning, to the shoot, to the post-processing—taking your images from flat to fabulous—and best of all, it’s just one topic per page, so you’ll get straight to the info you need fast. There has never been a landscape book like it!</p><br /><br /><br />TABLE OF CONTENTS<br /><br />Chapter 1: Essential Gear<br /><br />Chapter 2: Camera Settings & Lenses<br /><br />Chapter 3: Before Your Shoot<br /><br />Chapter 4: Composition<br /><br />Chapter 5: HDR & Panos<br /><br />Chapter 6: Long Exposures<br /><br />Chapter 7: Starry Skies & the Milky Way<br /><br />Chapter 8: Post-Processing<br /><br />Chapter 9: Even More Tips<br /><br />Chapter 10: Landscape Recipes<br />
Freddie Mercury: A Kind of Magic
by Mark Blake

Language

English

Pages

225

Publication Date

September 12, 2016

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Freddie Mercury was rock’s most dazzling showman, a legendary entertainer who in 1991, at the age of just forty-five, became the first major music star to die of AIDS. Mercury’s soaring four-octave voice was a defining element in Queen’s unique sound, crucial to the success of the band’s fifteen studio albums, from Queen (1973) to Made in Heaven (1995). He was also a supremely talented songwriter and musician who wrote many of the band’s greatest hits, including ‘Killer Queen’, ‘We Are the Champions’ and their biggest triumph, the epic anthem ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. As a solo artist he released two acclaimed albums: Mr. Bad Guy in 1985 and the operatic 'Barcelona' with Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé in 1988.<br /><br />Mercury’s extraordinary charisma was perhaps best seen in his imperious live performances, in which he’d hold vast stadium crowds to rapturous attention. His outrageous theatrics, physicality and over-the-top costumes led one commentator to describe him as ‘a performer out to tease, shock, and ultimately charm his audience with various extravagant versions of himself’. He pushed the limits of camp in everything he did. His extreme behaviour, in a society in which being gay was only starting to be accepted, just added to Freddie Mercury’s allure.<br /><br />With expert understanding, Mark Blake traces Mercury’s life from his childhood in Zanzibar and India to his untimely death, and charts his astonishing achievements including in Queen’s world-conquering performance at Live Aid in 1985.<br /><br />In the year that marks what would have been his seventieth birthday, <b>Freddie Mercury: A Life</b> celebrates a remarkable life, lived to the fullest. Featuring revealing interviews with fellow musicians, producers and collaborators, and a detailed discography and timeline, this is a memorable tribute to a unique recording artist and an irreplaceable performer who rocked the world.

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