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Glass Bead Artistry: Over 200 Playful Designs

Full-color photos and line drawings explain how to make tiny, sparkling gifts of colored glass beads, including animals, sea life and creatures from outer space.     

Author Name :Ondori Staff

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Digital Sculpting with Mudbox

Digital sculpting is the use of tools to push, pull, smooth, grab, pinch or otherwise manipulate a digital object as if it were made of a real-life substance such as clay. Mudbox is the premier sculpting solution for digital artists, allowing them to naturally and easily sculpt detailed, organic characters and models in a way that feels like traditional sculpting.This book guides CG professionals through the process of creating amazing digital sculptures using the Mudbox arsenal of ground-breaking digital sculpting and 3D painting tools, and porting the models into their Maya or Max work.Artists will explore tried and true, traditional sculpting techniques and learn to apply them to digital sculpting. A series of in-depth tutorials are incluced, each challenging them with progressively more complex models as they go on.Fine art sculptors transitioning from traditional sculpting to digital sculpting will benefit for unique never-before-published guidance on how to successfully integrate digital sculpting into their workflow.     

Author Name :Mike de la Flor, Bridgette Mongeon

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Michael Jackson - Tribute To A Legend

This book includes the pictures & stories of Michael Jackson,music legend     

Author Name :Special Collector's Edition

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Live Sound Fundamentals

LIVE SOUND FUNDAMENTALS provides the "missing manual" to the art of live sound, covering the topic from a real-world point of view, and deals with real problems and real solutions from the field. It is a solid how-to guide to the fundamentals of setting up and mixing live audio events, covering the equipment, processes, and techniques required for obtaining expert results.     

Author Name :Bill Evans

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An essay on comedy

When she has frolicked through her five Acts to surprise you with the information that Mr. Aimwell is converted by a sudden death in the world outside the scenes into Lord Aimwell, and can marry the lady in the light of day, it is to the credit of her vivacious nature that she does not anticipate your calling her Farce.     

Author Name :George Meredith

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The Complete Book of Jiu Jitsu

This is the Complete Book of Jiu Jitsu Techniques for beginners through Masters. You will learn throws, chokes, hold downs, submissions, escapes, wrist locks. Everything you need to be a Jiu Jitsu Master.     

Author Name :Ted Gambordella

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Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers

Adobe Photoshop CS4 for Photographers begins with an overview of the Photoshop interface and the fundamentals of how to use Photoshop, followed by how to configure and optimize your computer's performance to run the program and then it dives straight into the essentials of Camera Raw image editing. The Sharpening chapter shows how to use the Camera Raw controls to obtain optimum capture sharpening and noise reduction and the Essentials chapter outlines how to work with all the basic image adjustment tools that are in the program, some of which have been there since the very beginning.     

Author Name :Martin Evening

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The Cavalier Songs and Ballads of England from 1642 to 1684

Charles Mackay (1814-1889) was a British poet, journalist, and song writer. He was born in Perth, Scotland and educated at the Royal Caledonian Asylum, London, and at Brussels, but spent much of his early life in France. Coming to London in 1834, he engaged in journalism, working for The Morning Chronical from 1835-1844 and then became editor of The Glasgow Argus.     

Author Name :Charles Mackay

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Photoshop Elements 7 All-in-One For Dummies

Photoshop Elements 7 is a sophisticated image-editing program for hobbyists, amateur photographers, and professionals alike. Whether youre new to Elements or looking for the details on the newest version, Photoshop Elements 7 All-in-One For Dummies gets you up to speed and offers a handy, full-color reference. Nine convenient minibooks cover everything you need to know about image editing, sharing files, and creating projects with Elements 7. They include: Introducing Elements, Elements Fundamentals, Image Essentials, Selections, Painting, Drawing, and Typing, Working with Layers and Masks, Filters, Effects, Styles, and Distortions, Enhancing and Retouching and Creating and Sharing.     

Author Name :Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

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Cyber pop

Cyberpop is an analysis of cyberculture and its popular cultural productions. The study begins with a Foucaultian model of cyberculture as a discursive formation, and explains how some key concepts (such as 'virtuality,' 'speed,' and 'Connectivity') operate as a conceptual architecture network linking technologies to information and individual subjects. The chapters then each focus on a particular cyberfiguration, including Hollywood films (GATTACA, The Matrix), popular literature (William Gibson's Neuromancer, Scott Westerfeld's Polymorph), advertising for digital products and services (Apple Computer's '1984/McIntosh' campaign, AT&T's 'mLife' campaign), digital artworks (including virtual females such as Motorola's 'Mya' and Elite Modeling Agency's 'Webbie Tookay,' and work by visual artist Daniel Lee for Microsoft's 'Evolution' campaign), and video games (Tomb Raider). Each close reading illustrates the ways in which representations of digital lifestyles and identities - which typically fetishize computers and celebrate a 'high tech' aesthetic encourage participation in digital capitalism and commodity cyberculture.     

Author Name :Sidney Eve Matrix

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DESIGN

This is the essential students guide to Design its practice, its theory and its history. Drawing from a wide range of international examples, respected design writer Catherine McDermott explores key topics     

Author Name :Catherine McDermott

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PUNK ROCK: SO WHAT?

It's now over twenty years since punk pogo-ed its way into our consciousness. Punk Rock So What?brings together a new generation of academics, writers and journalists to provide the first comprehensive assessment of punk and its place in popular music history, culture and myth. The contributors, who include Suzanne Moore, Lucy OBrien, Andy Medhurst, Mark Sinker and Paul Cobley, challenge standard views of punk prevalent since the 1970s. They: re-situate punk in its historical context, analysing the possible origins of punk in the New York art scene and Manchester clubs as well as in Malcolm McClarens brain, question whether punk deserves its reputation as an anti-fascist, anti-sexist movement which opened up opportunities for women musicians and fans alike.     

Author Name :Roger Sabin

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Musicology: the key concepts

Musicology: the Key Concepts provides a vital reference guide for students of contemporary musicology. Its clear and accessible entries cover a comprehensive range of terms including: aesthetics, canon, culture, deconstruction, ethnicity, identity, subjectivity, value and work. Fully cross-referenced and with suggestions for further reading, this is an essential resource for all students of music.     

Author Name :David. Beard

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Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is the first comprehensive compilation of information on all aspects of this creative, dynamic period.     

Author Name :Cary D. Wintz, Paul Finkelman

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POPULAR MUSIC

Presenting a comprehensive A-Z glossary of the main terms and concepts used in the study of popular music, this fully updated second edition covers key new developments in the area, such as the impact of the Internet and Reality TV.     

Author Name :Roy Shuker

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Magic(al) Realism

Bestselling novels by Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and a multitude of others have enchanted us by blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. Their genre of writing has been variously defined as 'magic', 'magical' or 'marvellous' realism and is quickly becoming a core area of literary studies.     

Author Name :Maggie Ann Bowers

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Magic(al) Realism

Bestselling novels by Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and a multitude of others have enchanted us by blurring the lines between reality and fantasy. Their genre of writing has been variously defined as 'magic', 'magical' or 'marvellous' realism and is quickly becoming a core area of literary studies.     

Author Name :Maggie Ann Bowers

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Photoshop CS4, Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks

Photoshop CS4: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks includes 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach timesaving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with Photoshop. The easy-to-use layout lets you work through all the tasks from beginning to end or jump in at random.     

Author Name :Lynette Kent

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Advanced Photoshop Elements 7 for Digital Photographers

This essential guide for intermediate/advanced photographers has now been fully updated for Elements 7.     

Author Name :philip andrews

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Photoshop CS4 for Nature Photographers A Workshop in a Book

Using fieldtested methods and practical instruction in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, this book reveals eyeopening techniques, terrific workflow ideas, and timesaving ways to apply a broad array of Photoshop tools to optimize digital images of nature. Youll encounter spectacular photographs from exotic places around the world shot by the authors, as well as tips and examples from some of the most esteemed professional nature photographers. In addition, the CDROM includes more than 60 minutes of video training as well as sample images to help you practice the techniques featured in the book. Note: CDROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.     

Author Name :Ellen Anon Josh Anon

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David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual

If you're ready to jump into digital photography or would like to increase the skills you already have, David Pogue's Digital Photography: The Missing Manual is just what you need. Bestselling author David Pogue provides a no-nonsense guide to the entire process, including how to: buy and use a digital camera; get the same photographic effects as the pros; manage the results on your Mac or PC; edit photos; and, finally, share the results with your adoring fans -- on paper, online, or on mugs, jigsaw puzzles, and blankets.     

Author Name :David Pogue

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Digital SLR Cameras & Photography FOR DUMMIES 2ND EDITION

Whether you own a Digital SLR camera or are thinking of buying one, with this guide, you'll give it your best shot! It has info to help you choose the right camera and accessories, and then use them right. Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies covers the hardware, the software, and the techniques you need to take top-notch digital photos with your dSLR.     

Author Name :David D.Busch

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Hdr Photography Photo Workshop

We focus on Photomatix and Photoshop Elements because we didnt want to overcomplicate matters by trying to cover every possible software combination. At the same time, we choose to try and make the book portable to different software choices. We show you what you can do, tell you how we did it, and leave the rest up to you.     

Author Name :Pete Carr and Robert Correll

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Learning To See Creatively Revised Edition

This revised and rewritten guide takes a radical approach to creativity. This edition features informaton on digital photography and digital imaging software.     

Author Name :Bryan Peterson

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Understanding Exposure

Understanding Exposure: How to Shoot Great Photographs with a Film or Digital Camera (Updated Edition) Bryan Peterson     

Author Name :Bryan Peterson

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The Art Of Digital Photography

This book takes a visual approach to teaching the art of digital photography. The large pictures put the techniques and approaches described in the text into practiceand will hopefully act as inspiration for your own work.     

Author Name :JOHN HEDGECOE

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The Professional Photographer's Legal Handbook - (Malestrom)

As the books title suggests, well mostly be concerned with how copyright and photography interact. Photographs and other forms of visual images are protected under Section 102(5) of the Act, which refers to pictorial, graphic, and sculptural works. As such, the copyright holder in a photograph is afforded a package of rights divided into several classes commonly known as: reproduction rights, adaptation rights, distribution rights, and performance and display rights. Yet in order to enjoy these rights, the would-be copyright holder has to first satisfy the original work of authorship and fixed in a tangible medium requirements.     

Author Name :Nancy E. Wolff

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THE PHOTOGRAPHIC EYE Learning to See with a Camera

The Photographic Eye is devoted, first and foremost, to the goal of teaching photography as a medium for creative expression.     

Author Name :Michael E O'Brien & Norman Sibley

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The Adobe Lightroom Ebook For Digital Photography (Scott Kelby, 2006)

This book is designed to provide information about Adobe Lightroom for digital photographers.     

Author Name :Scott Kelby

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Langfords Starting Photography Fifth Edition

This first section of the book is mainly concerned with developing your skills of observation and how to select the interesting and unusual from what you see around you. It is concerned with picture-composing devices such as: framing up your shot in the camera viewfinder or LCD monitor; choice of viewpoint and moment to shoot; and picking appropriate lighting. It also discusses how to recognize pattern, line, color and tone in the subject you intend to photograph, and how to use such features to good effect. These are visual rather than technical aspects of photography and most stem from drawing and painting. They apply no matter what camera you own cheap or expensive, digital or film, auto-everything or covered in dials and controls.     

Author Name :Michael Langford and Philip Andrews

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Shoot Like a Pro! DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES

Shoot Like a Pro! Digital Photography Techniques condenses the most important lessons of photography school into one, easy-to-digest package. Youll not only get the information you need to decipher the jargon associated with digital photography, but also learn techniques that enable you to take full advantage of all the creative controls your camera offers.     

Author Name :Julie Adair King

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Practical Artistry - Light and Exposure for Digital Photographers

This book treats the techniques of classical photography and the tools of the digital artist holistically: they are both integral to the best practices of modern digital photography.     

Author Name :Harold Davis

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Photoshop CS4 ALL-IN-ONE FOR DUMMIES

This book is written for the person who has a good grasp of using a com- puter and navigating the operating system and at least a cursory knowledge of Photoshop. It is intended to be a comprehensive reference book that you can read cover to cover or reach for when youre looking for specific infor- mation about a particular task.     

Author Name :Barbara Obermeier

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Photography - 50 Fast Digital Camera Techniques Wiley

This book has been written to be a fun book to read and one that can be used as a contin- ual source of valuable information for taking better photographs with a compact digital camera.If you enjoy photography and you have,or plan to have a compact digital camera, this book is for you. If you do not yet have a compact digital camera, this book can still be valuable to you because it will help you learn which camera features are likely to be impor- tant to you,thus enabling you to buy the right camera for your needs the first time. Not all that long ago, skilled professionals like woodworkers, jewelers, sculptors, and other creative or skilled professionals learned their trade by becoming an apprentice.As an apprentice,you learned the body of knowledge you needed for your profession by working right next to a master on real projects. If you were learning to be a furniture maker, you might first build a small, simple piece of furniture, and then build increasingly larger and more complex pieces until you knew what you needed to know to make just about any kind of furniture you wanted to make.     

Author Name :Gregory Georges

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Photographic - Digital Photography Guide 2009 - Premiere Issue

This publication is dedicated to providing exposure techniques that you can use with your D-SLR.It cover basic exposure theory and practice.     

Author Name :Petersen

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Outdoor Photography

We've compiled a series of tips on how you might see and use light in your landscapes to let stronger images. Different locations, varied geographic conditions and other changes across the country will affect how you can apply these ideas to your specific locations.     

Author Name :Michael Frye

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Digital Photography Hacks

Digital Photography Hacks shares the knowledge that professional photographers have learned through thousands of shots' worth of experience and years of experimentation. With exquisite, full-color photos throughout, the book presents 100 proven techniques in the areas of daytime and nighttime photo secrets, flash magic, digital camera attachments, fun photo projects, camera phone tricks, and more. This book is your passport to taking the kind of digital photos you've always aspired to.     

Author Name :Derrick

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THE BBC NEWS STYLEGUIDE

This styleguide represents some of John Allens extraordinary wisdom surrounding the use of English in written and spoken communications.This is in many ways at the heart of what the BBC does and what it is respected for.This is not a do and dont list but a guide that invites you to explore some of the complexities of modern English usage and to make your own decisions about what does and does not work. It should improve your scripts and general writing, not to mention making you feel better informed, challenged and amused.     

Author Name :John Allen

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Nature Photography

Th e following professional wildlife, landscape, and nature photographers contributed to the content of this book, directly or indirectly, sharing their ideas, techniques, and experience, and the secrets of their trade.     

Author Name :CHRIS WESTON

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Mastering Digital SLR Photography

Unlike most of the digital photography books on the shelves, this one doesnt waste half its chapters telling you how to overcome your digital cameras short- comings in Photoshop. There are a lot of great Photoshop books that can do that. No, the best part about the new breed of digital SLRs is that they have exciting new capabilities that will let you take great pictures in the camera, if you know how to use the tools at your fingertips. This book emphasizes digital photography rather than software. It shows you how to take compelling pictures and make great images using imaging technology, while taking into account the spe- cial strengths of digital SLR cameras. Whether youre a snap-shooting tyro, or an experienced photographer moving into the digital SLR realm, youll find the knowledge you need here. Every word in this book was written from the viewpoint of the serious photographer.     

Author Name :David D. Busch

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Nature Photography Field Guide

This book deals with beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for .     

Author Name :John Shaw's

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Digital Photography FOR DUMMIES 6TH EDITION

Digital Photography For Dummies covers all aspects of digital photography. It helps you assess your current digital photography needs, determine the best gear and products to suit your style, and learn how to combine the newest digital innovations with tried-and-true photography techniques. In addition, this book explains what happens after you get the shot, detailing the steps you need to take to download and organize your picture files, produce great prints to hang on the living room wall, and share your favorite images online.     

Author Name :Julie Adair King and Serge Timache?

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eBay Photography the Smart Way

This book will be the most valuable to sellers who are eBay retailers. Their eBay activities are substantial because selling on eBay is a seri- ous sideline or a full-time career for them. If you fall in this category, youll find this book helpful not only to take better photographs but also to process them efficiently. That is, you will learn how to take photographs faster and edit them faster so as to spend as little time as possible with this ongoing chore. With that in mind, we cover both camera work and post-processing work (image editing on a computer after a photograph is taken) in a digital image editor.     

Author Name :Joseph T. Sinclair and Stanley Livingston

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Digital Photography POCKET GUIDE Derrick Story

This chapter is more conversational than the previous two. The earlier sections of the book were designed for quick reference to use while standing on the battlefield of photography and trying to survive. (Quick, should I turn the flash on or off for my daughters outdoor birthday party? Answer: Flash on.)     

Author Name :Derrick

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Digital Photography ALL-IN-ONE DESK REFERENCE FOR DUMMIES 3RD EDITION

The future of photography is in your hands, and its becoming all digital! Not since the 19th century, when photographers had to be artisan, craftsperson, artist, chemist, and public relations expert rolled into one, has so much of the photographic process been entirely in the control of the person taking the picture. Now you can compose and view the exact picture youre going to take by using your cameras full liquid crystal display (LCD) screen. Review the picture an instant after pressing the shutter. If your com- puter is nearby, you can upload it seconds later, view a super-large version on your display, crop it, enhance it, and then make your own sparkling full- color print all within minutes!     

Author Name :David D.Busch

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Digital Art Photography FOR DUMMIES

In this book, I cover the art form of digital art photography. I start by giving you an introduction to the world of film-based photography and how it relates to digital photography. From there, I go on to cover the whole gambit of digital art photography, from shooting great photos to tweaking them in Photoshop to producing final output fit for a gallery wall. If that sounds intrigu- ing, this book is for you whether youre film-based or digital-only or both.     

Author Name :Matthew Bamberg,MA

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Digital Photography: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks, Second Edition

Digital Photography: Top 100 Simplified Tips & Tricks, Second Edition, includes 100 tasks that reveal cool secrets, teach time-saving tricks, and explain great tips guaranteed to make you more productive with digital photography. The easy-to-use layout lets you work through all the tasks from beginning to end or jump in at random.     

Author Name :Gregory Georges

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Digital Photography Just the Steps FOR DUMmIES 2ND EDITION

This book is for those of you who dont want fluff just the information to get your answers and go back to shooting or editing your photos. The book wasnt written in a linear format, but completing one chapter before you begin another can be helpful. Dont worry: I let you know when thats the case. When you need an explanation or want to get something done, follow these simple steps:Pick the task. Check out the table of contents or the index to find what youre looking for. Find it fast. This step is easy because tasks are grouped logically into parts and chapters. Get it done. Follow the steps, look at the figures, and move on to the next task. No fear, no fuss.     

Author Name :Barbara Obermeier

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Digital Nature Photography: The Art and the Science

It is helpful to look at books that are full of fabulous images that were shot by other photographers. Great images inspire you to take some of your own and suggest ideas that you might not have thought of. Perhaps you have not thought about the gorgeous opportunities that can be found on a frosty morning. If you buy a book that showcases several wonderful images such as a frost-covered goldfinch nest, red berry, or weathered oak leaf, youll quickly learn to appreciate the magical opportuni- ties offered by frost and seek them out for yourself.     

Author Name :John and Barbara Gerlach

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Complete Guide to Digital Infrared Photography

First we will discuss how to capture IR images directly using a digital camera. Next we will look at how to create the infrared look by converting digital files into virtual (or faux) IR images in black and white or color. This section will be as cross-platform as possible. A recent version of Adobe Photoshop was used to process most of the illustrations in this book, but many other image-processsing programsoffer similar tools.     

Author Name :Joe Farace

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COMPLETE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY-4th Edition

This book is for photographers of all skill levels. Whether youre new to photogra- phy or simply new to digital photography, this book provides the explanations and answers you need to get the best images possible, Using a film camera is a two-step process. First, you shoot your pictureswith the goal of getting as much color, contrast, and tone into your image as you can manage. Then, you develop and print the images in a way that takes maximum ad- vantage of that information. Shooting digital photographs is no different. As with a film camera, you shoot your subjectafter you, or your camera, first calculate the proper exposure. Then, you digitally process and print your image.     

Author Name :Ben Long

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CREATIVE BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY Advanced Camera and Darkroom Techniques

Photography is like driving. The more experience you have, the better you become at it. Both endeavors use sophisticated equipment to get a task done. The more you under- stand the technical considerations, the easier it is to master them. Driving is best when you understand how the car works well enough that you can pay attention to the task at hand getting to where you want to go. Photography, similarly, should be an activity in which you are not worried about basics. Only when basic camera handling is re?exive can the photographer make the necessary effort to create a great photograph.     

Author Name :Bernhard J Suess

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GAME THEORY

The introduction traces the intellectual origins of Game Theory and explains its philosophical premises. The next two chapters offer a careful exposition of the major analytical results of game theory. Whilst never losing sight of how powerful an analytical tool game theory is, the book also points out the intellectual limitations (as well as the philosophical and political implications) of the assumptions it depends on. Chapter 4 turns to the theory of bargaining, and concludes by asking: What does game theory add to the Social Contract tradition? Chapter 5 explains the analytical significance of the famous prisoners dilemma, while Chapter 6 examines how repetition of such games can lead to particular theories of the State. Chapter 7 examines the recent attempt to overcome theoretical dead-ends using evolutionary approaches, which leads to some interesting ideas about social structures, history and morality. Finally, Chapter 8 reports on laboratory experiments in which people played the games outlined in earlier chapters. The book offers a penetrating account of game theory, covering the main topics in depth. However by considering the debates in and around the theory it also establishes its connection with traditional social theories.     

Author Name :Shaun P.Hargreaves Heap and Yanis Varoufakis .

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THE COMPLETE BOOK OF KARATE WEAPONS

Defend yourself! And learn how to do it right with the only comprehensive book on karate weapons ever published! Shown are the proper usage and katas for seven lethal karate weapons: nunchaku, yawara stick, sai, fighting knife, tonfa, staff and bo.     

Author Name :Dr.Theodore Gambordella

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The Complete Book of Jiu-jitsu

As a book and video reviewer and a life long student of the martial arts such as Judo, Jujitsu and Karate, and the author of more than 50 books/manuals myself, I cannot remember a book that was as bad as this one. First off, there was no table of contents. Secondly, the explanations of each technique was so poor no one would be able to actually learn from the instructions. Finally, these were the worst photographs I have ever seen in a so called illustrated book. They were obviously taken inside a home and were the most blurred photos I have ever seen in a book. I have read a few other books by this author but they were published by Paladine Press and as I remember, they were okay. However, this book was so bad, that I actually threw it in the garbage because there is no one who would benefit from reading this book.     

Author Name :Grandmaster Dr. Ted Gambordella

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Black Diamond David Blaines Very Own Magic Tricks

The purpose of this text is not to abruptly reveal Davids tricks; any good magic fan will certainly be able to understand most techniques used by the performer. It is mainly to remind people that David Blaine is not some kind of new super hero but simply a good (and yes, a very good) entertainer working to perform good magic tricks and only tricks, but he sometimes (often?) forgets to say it. Needless to say that he is working with a team and has counsellors that counts amongst the best illusionists, mentalists & cardicians in the world. Most of the tricks revealed can be found in magic shops or in the many magic books sold throughout the world.     

Author Name :David Blaine

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FOCUS: MUSIC OF NORTHEAST BRAZIL

Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil examines the historical and contemporary manifestations of the music of Brazil, a country with a musical landscape that is layered with complexity and diversity. Based on the author's field research during the past twenty years, the book describes and analyzes the social/historical contexts and contemporary musical practices of Afro-Brazilian religion, selected Carnival traditions, Bahia's black cultural renaissance, the traditions of rural migrants, and currents in new popular music.     

Author Name :Larry Crook

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The Singers Companion

"The Singer's Companion" provides both beginning and advanced students of singing with a basic, reliable, and readable introduction to the many issues focusing on training and maintaining a healthy voice. It covers all the fundamental issues faced by vocalists in all styles of music, including how to find a good teacher, work with a score, audition, and perform. Stohrer has written an essential text for students of singing, offering up-to-date, accurate, and accessible information that will be invaluable to singers and their teachers.     

Author Name :Sharon Stohrer

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Classical Guitar For Dummies

this hands-on guide teaches you all the fundamental techniques you need to play scales, melodies, and full-length pieces in the classical style. You get plenty of practice exercises to stretch your skills, selections from the classical repertoire, and a bonus audio CD that helps you play along with the music pieces from the book! Get acquainted with your guitar - familiarize yourself with the unique make-up and parts of a classical guitar Start making some music - play melodies on individual strings, move on to arpeggios, and get your fingers in shape with scales Ramp up your technique - play barres, slurs, and trills; handle harmonics; master right-hand tremolo; and venture up the neck to play in the higher positions Build your classical repertoire - from Renaissance and Baroque to Classical, Romantic, and Modern, play pieces from the major eras in classical music Practice makes perfect - improve your performance with expert guidance through each exercise and piece in the book Open the book and find: Tips and techniques for playing beautiful pieces How to read music notation and tablature Basic finger and thumb strokes Right- and left-hand techniques Musical examples, charts, and photos Music pieces from the guitar greats The best ways to care for your guitar A step-by-step tutorial on changing your strings Bonus CD Includes More than 140 recorded performances of the exercises and pieces featured in the book Pieces performed using a count-off, allowing you to play along in time with the music Tuning notes to help you tune up your guitar Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.     

Author Name :Mark Phillips and Jon Chappell

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Making Music in Japans Underground

Grounded in the fields of Ethnomusicology, Anthropology, Popular Music Studies, and Japanese Studies, this book explores the underground Tokyo hardcore scene, ultimately asking what play as resistance through performance of the scene tells us about Japanese society in general. Matsue highlights the complicated positioning of young adult Japanese in contemporary Japan as they negotiate both increasing social demands and increasing problems in society at large. Further drawing on theories of play, identity building, and the construction of gender, all informed by the increasingly influential field of Performance Studies, the book offers a highly interdisciplinary look at the importance of musical scenes for expressing resistance at the turn of the 21st century. Within the underground Tokyo hardcore scene this resistance is expressed through play with individual and collective identity, in intimate and potentially illicit spaces, with an arguably challenging sound and performance style.     

Author Name :Jennifer Milioto Matsue

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The Grandmasters Book of Ninja Training

Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi discusses his personal journey through the mysteries of the ancient art of the phantom warrior. His topics cover the nutritional needs of a ninja, the changing physical attributes of the "new" ninja, details on training for the novice as well as the advanced student, and the spiritual aspects of ninja training and how it applies to the modern world. With numerous photos, Dr. Hatsumi demonstrates the extemporaneous techniques that flow from his form of training and how some of his top students have developed their own styles of ninjutsu. Dr. Masaaki Hatsumi, the grandmaster of the nine ninjutsu schools that comprise the ninja tradition, is an artist with brush and ink, a medical practitioner of seikotsu, and a prolific writer .     

Author Name :Masaaki Hatsumi

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The History of Art: Painting from Giotto to the Present Day

Great artists change the way we look at the world and this book is a beautifully illustrated summary of painting's greatest works. From the glories of the High Renaissance in Italy to the emotional visions of the Romantics, and from the groundbreaking techniques of the Impressionists to the radical canvases of the Abstract Expressionists, this book provides a fascinating look at the major movements in the history of Western painting. A clear chronological structure allows the reader to see each movement in its historical context, and to appreciate the patterns that emerged. The book includes more than 160 beautiful reproductions in color.     

Author Name :A. n. Hodge

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The Day John Met Paul: An Hour by Hour Account of How the Beatles Began

With many new photos and an updated introduction, The Day John Met Paul, a critically-acclaimed Beatles book, reappears in a visually stunning second edition. The book is an hour-by-hour account of the fateful day the two founding Beatles met in July 1957. But it is much more than that: it's a spellbinding story of how fate brought together two men who would radically change the face of popular music, from its look and feel to its sound. Jim O'Donnell, a veteran rock music writer, spent eight years researching The Day John Met Paul. Published in 1996 and translated into several languages, the book was widely praised for its blend of accurate reporting and colorful storytelling. Long out of print, but revered among Beatles fans, the new printing enlivens the text with many well-chosen photos of the Liverpool landmarks--from Strawberry Field to Penny Lane--that played a role in the Beatles' lives and works. The Day John Met Paul chronicles the first "Day in the Life" of the Beatles--a day that changed the musical world.     

Author Name :Jim O'Donnell

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The Rough Guide to Guitar

"The Rough Guide to Guitar" is a one-stop shop for all your guitar-related needs - whether you're buying, playing, gigging, recording or a complete beginner. Covering everything from the basics a new player needs to hints and tips for experienced guitarists, and even how to successfully start a band. Written by Dave Hunter, one of the world's leading guitar authors and contributor to "Guitar Player" and "Vintage Guitar" magazines, "The Rough Guide to Guitar" covers it all, in a language that players of all experiences and ages will understand and enjoy. From classic rock guitar sounds through to indie, punk and psychadelic, and from home recording methods to how to put a band together; "The Rough Guide to Guitar" is the guide for you.     

Author Name :Dave Hunter

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Bryan Adams rock score

Contents: Summer Of '69, Run To You, It's Only Love, Can't Stop This Thing We Started, Kids Wanna Rock, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You     

Author Name :Bryan Adams

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Worlds of Music

No background or training in music? No problem. This shorter version of WORLDS OF MUSIC: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC OF THE WORLD'S PEOPLES is written to make music accessible. Using the case-study approach, the text presents in-depth explorations of music of several cultures from around the world. The authors all ethnomusicologists working in their fields of expertise base their discussions of music-cultures on their own fieldwork and give you a true sense of both the music and culture that created it.     

Author Name :Jeff Todd Titon

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Music Emotion Recognition

Providing acomplete review of existing work in music emotion developed in psychology and engineering, Music Emotion Recognition explains how to account for the subjective nature of emotion perception in the development of automatic music emotion recognition (MER) systems. Among the first publications dedicated to automatic MER, it begins with a comprehensiveintroduction to the essential aspects of MERincluding background, key techniques, and applications.This ground-breaking reference examines emotion from a dimensional perspective. It defines emotions in music as points in a 2D plane in terms of two of the most fundamental emotion dimensions according to psychologistsvalence and arousal. The authors present a computational framework that generalizes emotion recognition from the categorical domain to real-valued 2D space.     

Author Name :Yi-Hsuan Yang, Homer H. Chen

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Sticking Patterns (with CD)

Patterns is one of the most comprehensive drum methods available. Covering a wide range of materials, the books can be used in any order, or in any combination with one another. They are a must for developing the kinds of skills necessary for drum set performance.In Sticking Patterns, Gary's unique approach to the use of stickings on the set is explored. Completely different from the rudiments, Gary's system is designed specifically for drumset performance, both for creating time feels as well as for filling and soloing. Also included are sections on accented single stokes, as well as the use of double strokes on the set.     

Author Name :Gary Chaffee

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Custom Enrichment Module

The bestselling WORLDS OF MUSIC, now in its fifth edition, provides authoritative, accessible coverage of the world's music cultures. Based on the authors' fieldwork and expertise, this text presents in-depth explorations of several music cultures from around the world, with new chapters on China, Eastern Europe and the Arab world. The student-friendly, case-study approach and music-culture focus gives students a true sense of both the music and the culture that created it. Additionally, a high-quality 4-CD set (purchased separately) contains a variety of recordings from multiple sources, including the authors' own fieldwork, other ethnomusicologists' field research, and commercial releases.     

Author Name :Jeff Todd Titon

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Audio Production and Critical Listening

Audio Production and Critical Listening develops your critical and expert listening skills that enable you to listen to audio like an award-winning engineer. The interactive ear training software practice modules give you experience identifying various types of signal processes and manipulation - for example, EQ, dynamics, reverb, distortion, and delay. Along with the clear and detailed explanations in the book, this will help you train your ears to listen and really "hear" your recordings. Making decisions about how and when to apply sound processing effects and recording techniques can make or break a song mix. The decisions you make come down to your listening skills, what you hear and how you recognize it. Your ability to properly discern sound, identify a problem, and act accordingly - especially when the decision often needs to be made quickly - makes all the difference to the success of the final track.     

Author Name :Jason Corey

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Teaching Piano in Groups

Teaching Piano in Groups provides a one-stop compendium of information related to all aspects of group piano teaching. Motivated by an ever-growing interest in this instructional method and its widespread mandatory inclusion in piano pedagogy curricula, Christopher Fisher highlights the proven viability and success of group piano teaching, and arms front-line group piano instructors with the necessary tools for practical implementation of a system of instruction in their own teaching.Contained within are: a comprehensive history of group piano teaching; accessible overviews of the most important theories and philosophies of group psychology and instruction; suggested group piano curricular competencies; practical implementation strategies; and thorough recommendations for curricular materials, instructional technologies, and equipment. Teaching Piano in Groups also addresses specific considerations for pre-college teaching scenarios, the public school group piano classroom, and college-level group piano programs for both music major and non-music majors. Teaching Piano in Groups is accompanied by an extensive companion website, featuring a multi-format listing of resources as well as interviews with several group piano pedagogues.     

Author Name :Christopher Fisher

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Extraordinary Measures: Disability in Music

Approaching disability as a cultural construction rather than a medical pathology, this book studies the impact of disability and concepts of disability on composers, performers, and listeners with disabilities, as well as on discourse about music and works of music themselves. For composers with disabilities--like Beethoven, Delius, and Schumann--awareness of the disability sharply inflects critical reception. For performers with disabilities--such as Itzhak Perlman and Evelyn Glennie--the performance of disability and the performance of music are deeply intertwined. For listeners with disabilities, extraordinary bodies and minds may give rise to new ways of making sense of music. In the stories that people tell about music, and in the stories that music itself tells, disability has long played a central but unrecognized role. Some of these stories are narratives of overcoming-the triumph of the human spirit over adversity-but others are more nuanced tales of accommodation and acceptance of life with a non-normative body or mind. In all of these ways, music both reflects and constructs disability.     

Author Name :Joseph N. Straus

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Embodied Music Cognition and Mediation Technology

A proposal that an embodied cognition approach to music research--drawing on work in computer science, psychology, brain science, and musicology--offers a promising framework for thinking about music mediation technology.     

Author Name :Marc Leman

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Watercolourists Guide to Painting Buildings

The new HarperCollins "Learn To Draw" series contains more than a dozen slim, inexpensive volumes, each devoted to a single genre. Cook's book on buildings is a good introduction to basic drawing tools and materials, with brief demonstrations and tips. An earlier effort by Michael Woods, The Complete Drawing Course: How You Can Master All the Techniques of Drawing in Just 25 Minutes (Batsford, 1995) is broader in scope and a better value. For those who want to renderbuildings in watercolor, Taylor's book is an unequivocal success. A member of the Society of Architectural Illustrators, Taylor has created a sumptuous work, rich in detailed images, and, moreover, complete with a brilliant text. For readers who wonder how a particular shadow is splashed over a stucco wall or how to get small panes in sunlight to look like real glass, Taylor reveals the color values and techniques necessary. Highly recommended, for beginning or advanced artists.     

Author Name :Richard Taylor

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Picasso A Guide for Teachers

The thin,barefoot,shabbily clothed figures in this Blue period composition refer to physical deprivations, which Picasso himself experienced as he struggled to establish himself as an artist. In addition to the cold and hunger of poverty, the work expresses psychological suffering,which may reflect the dislocation that Picasso experienced as a young and destitute foreigner in Paris. This powerful image conveys a sense of spiritual alienation in keeping with the intellectual discontent of his bohemian milieu. Tragedy is one of a number of Blue period paintings that capture the mood of melancholy and isolation.There is no specific narrative associated with the painting. The man, thewoman, and the child exemplify the woman,and the child exemplify the depths of the human condition. Infact,the ambiguous quality of thework so laden with meaning, yet beyond literal interpretation is another of its modern aspects. In an era of few certainties, traditional storytelling may have no longer been seen to serve a meaningful artistic function. The figures are carefully drawn, and the contours of their bodies reveal much about their states of mind. The faces, especially of the males,are rendered in a way that suggests Picassos academic training. His Spanish roots are also evident: the elongated proportions that emphasize the sadness of these figures are reminiscent of the work of El Greco     

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Pencil Sketching

The bestselling classic updated and revised for a new generation Portable, inexpensive, extremely versatile, and deceptively simple in design, the pencil, in the trained hand, gives rise to a veritably limitless array of strokes, contours, tones, and textures. For a quarter century, artists, architects, designers, and dabblers in the graphic arts have turned to Thomas Wangs bestselling classic (100,000 copies sold) for their basic training in the art and science of pencil sketching. Thats because no other book covers so thoroughly, or with such clarity, economy, and grace the full spectrum of rudimentary and advanced pencil sketching techniques, from the basics of how to hold a pencil to the elements of composition, texture, line weight, and shading. Featuring nearly all new illustrations, and a valuable new chapter on sketching from memory. Pencil Sketching, Second Edition is sure to be the guide of choice for the next several generations of professionals and students.     

Author Name :Thomas C. Wang

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Animal Drawing Manual

This is actually the pre-publication, draft version of this manual for those of you who have been asking for this. For those of you who have the earlier Xerox version, this has been revised for more clarity of the images. This item is not slated for completion beyond draft form at this point in time.     

Author Name :Glenn V. Vilppu

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Japanese Brush Painting

Japanese brush painting is a relatively recent development and emerged out of the Buddhist schools of calligraphy (Shodo). The ancient art of Japanese brush painting, or sumi-e, is strikingly beautiful, simple and pure, yet strong and resonant. Closely related to Zen philosophy, the art of sumi-e is executed with black ink on white rice paper using bamboo brushes. Subjects in Japanese brush painting include landscapes, flowers, or animals, anything that suggests a closeness to the natural world.     

Author Name :Mikami Takahiko

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The Principles of Magic

Why can two performers do the same piece of material yet one consistently gets much more enthusiastic audience responses Is it possible that some of magics most sacred axioms such as never repeat a trick and never tell an audience what youre going to do may ultimately be responsible for the huge amount of mediocre magic that abounds What is magics biggest lie These are just a few of the topics that Richard Osterlind tackles in what may be his most passionate argument yet for a return to the fundamental principles that once made conjuring one of the most respected of the performing arts Over the years these principles have become misinterpreted misunderstood or largely ignored resulting in magics unfortunate and undeserving loss of its rightful place in the publics estimation The Principles of Magic is Richard Osterlinds warning flag that as performers we have to change many of our approaches and attitudes before its too late and magic vanishes forever As a bonus Richard offers Inside The Fold one of the strongest openers possible for a magic or mentalism program Its a surefire way to gain the respect and attention of any audience immediately More than just a reasoned appeal to mystery performers everywhere to once again lift magic to its highest artistic potential The Principles of Magic is about rediscovering what it was about magic that you first lovedand perhaps relearning how to share its original wonder with others     

Author Name :Richard Osterlind

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Optical Illusion Magic

Illusions are cool.. it doesn't matter what age you are. people are always drawn to their magic and eye popping wow. In this book you will discover eye popping, mind building pages,the best of both worlds entertainment with education that is explained in plain old English.     

Author Name :Michael A. Dispezio

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Magicians Secrets Revealing book Rated

The book contains professional sorcerer's secrets involving smoke,mirrors, escape hatches ans sleight of hand. The tricks in the book have a special twist: they combine the illusion of magic with the fire power of improvised explosives, incendiaries, firearms, electronics and other F/X secrets.     

Author Name :Lee Scott.

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One Hundred Thirty One Magic Tricks for Amateurs

This is one of the finest books ever published for beginning and advanced magicians. Smart unusual routines,good advice and expert guidance by the author enable you to follow and execute with a minimum of equipment the numerous tricks shown.     

Author Name :Will Dexter

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Exclusive Magic Tricks

This is the famous "Locked Book of Magic" that originally sold with a lock and key, its secrets were so carefully guarded! It is a wonderful look at the world of magic at the turn of the (last) century. Stage tricks, parlor magic, platform, cabaret, grand illusions...they're all here. Plus the book is illustrated with what must be hundreds of exquisite pen and ink drawings. There is a chapter on close up magic that offers something to the amateur magician of today, and Harry Houdini himself contributed a chapter of his own secrets to the book!     

Author Name :Will Goldston

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Advanced Magic for Beginners

The author assumes no previous knowledge, only a willingness to explore what magic offers, yet its apparent to anyone with a background in the subject that Alan Chapman is drawing on a wide range of experience, from classical Crowley to eastern metaphysics, and back again to Discordance and Chaos Magic. Chap man's writing-style is humorous, direct, seductively logical, and his enthusiasm for the benefits of magic is both tangible and infectious. The novice magician will indeed find themselves equipped to commence all sorts of magical operations: trance work, enchantment, divination, and even some of the higher forms of spiritual development. To experienced magicians, Chapman offers a subtler challenge: he revitalizes magic by cutting it free from the extreme relativism Chaos Magic bequeathed, provocatively redefining it as: the art, science and culture of experiencing truth.     

Author Name :Alan Chapman

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Tattooing A to Z

This book outlines everything from how to choose the correct equipment for you, to how to actually do a tattoo on somebody. Very detailed instructions and very informative. This book is definately a must for anybody and everybody who is wanting to learn how to tattoo. Even if you already know how to tattoo and have been doing so for years, you can't afford to be without this book. A definate must for anybody in the industry as well as those who are wanting to break into the industry and become successful.     

Author Name :Huck Spaulding

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The Art and Craft of Motion Pictures

To introduce students to the basic tools of cinema, LoBrutto (editing, production design and cinema studies, School of Visual Arts) uses 50 landmark films as illustrations of concepts such as production design, cinematography, sound, narrative structure and genres. Readers learn about film authorship, for example, in a discussion of Citizen Kane and multiplot narrative in a chapter on Nashville. LoBrutto includes a glossary and suggestions for further viewing or reading.     

Author Name :Vincent A. LoBrutto

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PrestaShop 1.3 Beginners Guide

PrestaShop is a hidden gem. There are many much more widely known online shopping cart solutions that have nothing like the features, potential, and ease of use that this open source, completely free-to-use, system has. But until now there has been no information available on how to make the most of it. This book takes a step-by-step approach to help you set up your own e-commerce store and maximize its potential. Even if you are totally new to e-commerce and PrestaShop, you can have your own functioning e-commerce store quickly and with tiny expenditure. This practical guide follows the order of developing an active business. Packed with easy-to-follow steps with loads of screenshots and clear explanations, it follows a step-by-step approach to set up a PrestaShop e-commerce store from the very beginning through finding a web host, setting up your PrestaShop store, accepting money from customers, and planning for the future of your business.     

Author Name :John Horton

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The Physics and Psychophysics of Music

This book, a classic in its field, deals with the physical systems and physiological processes that intervene in music. It analyzes what objective, physical properties of sound are associated with what subjective psychological sensations of music, and it describes how these sound patterns are actually generated in musical instruments, how they propagate through the environment, and how they are detected by the ear and interpreted in the brain. Using the precise language of science, but without complicated mathematics, the author weaves a close mesh of the physics, psychophysics and physiology relevant to music. A prior knowledge of physics, mathematics, physiology or psychology is not required to understand most of the book; it is, however, assumed that the reader is familiar with music - in particular, with musical notation, musical scales and intervals, and some of the basics of musical instruments. This new edition has been substantially revised and brought up to date throughout.     

Author Name :Juan G. Roederer

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The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Music

The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Musicis comprised ofessays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 4, Southeast Asia (1998). Largely revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Southeast Asia and examine the ways in which music helps to define the identity of this particular area. Partone provides an in-depth introduction to the area of Southeast Asia and explores a series of issues and processes, such as colonialism, mass media, spirituality, and war. The articles in this section are important in gaining historical, political, and social perspective. Parttwo focuses on mainland Southeast Asia, with essays representing Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Burma, Peninsular Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, and the minority peoples of mainland Southeast Asia. Partthree focuses on island Southeast Asia, dividing the area into three sections: Indonesia, the Philippines, and Borneo. In addition to offering a detailed study of the music of each area, it also offers recent perspectives on the gamelan and theater traditions of Indonesia. Questions for Critical Thinking at the end of each major section guide and focus attention on what issues musical and cultural arise when one studies the music of Southeast Asia issues that might not occur in the study of other musics of the world. An accompanying compact disc offers musical examples from Southeast Asia.     

Author Name :Terry E. Miller and Sean Williams

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The Basis of Music

Designed to provide the student with a thorough knowledge of the rudiments of music, this text covers notation, scales, intervals, time, ornaments, transposition, chords, terms and signs and abbreviations. Complete with various exercises and tests.     

Author Name :Horwood

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Rossini

Gioachino Rossini was one of the most influential, as well as one of the most industrious and emotionally complex of the great nineteenth-century composers. Between 1810 and 1829, he wrote 39 operas, a body of work, comic and serious, which transformed Italian opera and radically altered the course of opera in France. His retirement from operatic composition in 1829, at the age of 37, was widely assumed to be the act of a talented but lazy man. In reality, political events and a series of debilitating illnesses were the determining factors.After drafting the Stabat Mater in 1832, Rossini wrote no music of consequence for the best part of twenty-five years, before the clouds lifted and he began composing again in Paris in the late 1850s. During this glorious Indian summer of his career, he wrote 150 songs and solo piano pieces his 'Sins of Old Age' and his final masterpiece, the Petite Messe solennelle. The image of Rossini as a gifted but feckless amateur-the witty, high-spirited bon vivant who dashed off The Barber of Seville in a mere thirteen days-persisted down the years, until the centenary of his death in 1968 inaugurated a process of re-evaluation by scholars, performers, and writers. The original 1985 edition of Richard Osborne's pioneering and widely acclaimed Rossini redefined the life and provided detailed analyses of the complete Rossini oeuvre. Twenty years on, all Rossini's operas have been staged and recorded, a Critical Edition of his works is well advanced, and a scholarly edition of his correspondence, including 250 previously unknown letters from Rossini to his parents, is in progress. Drawing on these past two decades of scholarship and performance, this new edition of Rossini provides the most detailed portrait we have yet had of one of the worlds best-loved and most enigmatic composers.     

Author Name :Richard Osborne

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Rock and Popular Music

Rock and Popular Musicexamines the relations between the policies and institutions which regulate contemporary popular music and the political debates, contradictions and struggles in which those musics are involved.International in its scope and conception, this innovative collection explores the reasons for and ways in which governments have sought either to support or prohibit popular music in Canada, Australia and Europe as well as the impact of broadcasting policies in forming and shaping different musical communities.Rock and Popular Musicis a unique collection suggesting significant new directions for the study of contemporary popular musics.     

Author Name :Tony Bennett, Simon Furth, Lawrence Grossberg, John Shepherd, Graeme Turner

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Music Therapy Education and Training

Written by a Senior Clinician and Educator in Order to Meet the Needs of Prospective and Current Educators, Clinical Supervisors and Students of Music Therapy, This Book Provides an Overview and Detailed Commentary About All Aspects of Undergraduate and Graduate Education and Training in Music Therapy. Major Topics Include: (1) a Historical Perspective and Review of Academic Standards Defined by Both the National Association of Schools of Music (Nasm) and the American Music Therapy Association (Amta), Faculty Qualifications, Levels of Practice Suggested by Levels of Educational Programming, Post-graduate Training and Distance Learning; (2) Incorporating, Contextualizing and Extending Music and Clinical Foundations into Music Therapy Coursework, Teaching Music Therapy Foundations at Successful Levels of Depth, and Embodying Music Therapy Practice Competencies Through Instructor Demonstration and Role-playing; (3) Detailed Suggestions for Training the Student in Practice Competencies-both Practicum and Internship; (4) Historical Commentary on How Competencies for Advanced Practice Were Composed and How Revised Standards Will Play a Part in the Development of Masters Programs in the United States; (5) Analysis of the Coursework in 32 Graduate Programs Across the United States, and Survey of the Current Use of Coursework to Meet Advanced Competency Areas; (6) Reflection on Relevant Learning Theory, Learning Styles, Student Development Phases, and Its Application to the Scope of Music Therapy Pedagogy and Evaluation; (7) Information Related to Admissions, Advisement, Retention, and Teaching and Evaluation Techniques in Music Therapy Programs; and (8) the Consideration of Training Models in 30 Countries Including a Discussion of Common Themes and Issues in the Development of Education and Training. with a Foreword by Dr. Suzanne Hanser and Appendices Including a Listing and Analysis of Sixty Years of Books Published in Music Therapy, This Book is an Invaluable Addition to the Music Therapy Literature.     

Author Name :Karen D. Goodman

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Underwater Digital Photography

The goal of this book is to simplify a seemingly complex,complicated, technical, and reputedly difficult topic: underwater photography.The author's aim is to make it easier     

Author Name :Larry Gates

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Music And Philosophy

Music played a central role in the thought of existentialist philosopher Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973). One of the most tantalizing claims he made in a set of conversations with Paul Ricoeur. Employing a geographic metaphor, he claimed that philosophy was the continent of his work while his plays formed the off-shore islands; but what was deepest was music as the water that conjoins the two. One who wishes to understand how he thought of music will find that his philosophical writings contain only a few, quasi-aphoristic, though significantly penetrating things about the nature of music and its relation to his thought. Disappointingly, neither his short An Essay in Autobiography of 1947 nor his larger autobiography of 1971, Awakenings, adds much to that beyond a few remarks. But the latter work makes reference to an article, La musique dans mon vie et mon oeuvre, a lecture he delivered in Vienna in 1959, that turned out to be a significantly richer source. And if one turns to his bibliography, one discovers that, as a music critic, Marcel published over 100 items on musicincluding Musique dans mon vie! None of them are available in English. Those of greater length and philosophical interest were gathered together, along with several shorter representative pieces, in the work entitled Lesthetique musicale de Gabriel Marcel that appeared in the Presence de Gabriel Marcel series.In order to enrich and deepen the appreciation of Marcels thought in the English-speaking world by following up his understanding of the central role of music in his thought, but also to underscore the central importance of the aesthetic in human experience, we have selected the main articles that appeared in that work for translation here. Marcel complained that (as of 1959) commentators had not paid significant attention to the close connection between music and philosophy. The present text should remedy that.     

Author Name :Gabriel Marcel

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Intelligent Music Information Systems

Modern technology and the development of user-centric applications have grown to encompass many of our everyday routines and interests. Such advances in music data management and information retrieval techniques have crossed the boundaries of expertise from researchers to developers to professionals in the music industry. Intelligent Music Information Systems: Tools and Methodologies provides comprehensive description and analysis into the use of music information retrieval from the data management perspective, and thus provides libraries in academic, commercial, and other settings with a complete reference for multimedia system applications.     

Author Name :Jialie Shen, John Shepherd, Bin Cui, Ling Liu

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George Eliot, Music and Victorian Culture

George Eliot was passionate about music and her writing is steeped in musical allusion. This book explores musical reference in her work and investigates contexts such as Eliot's friendship with Wagner, the legacy of Romanticism, music's role in scientific theory, and the ambivalent status of female musicality. The book establishes how intensely Eliot's musical allusions are informed by her contemporary culture and offers a fresh view of the experimental writing through which she took literary realism into previously uncharted regions.     

Author Name :Delia Da Sousa Correa

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Composing Digital Music For Dummies

This book and a computer all you need to start composing& your own digital music.Want to write your own digital music? This friendly guide explains the basics of composing great tunes with the hottest digital tools. You'll see how to work with the latest hardware and software, build your first tune and saveit in different formats, and add instruments to your score. With the included templates, you'll be making music in no time!     

Author Name :Russell Dean Vines

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Chamber Music

This excellent addition to the Routledge Music Bibliographies series will be invaluable to anyone researching any aspect of chamber music. It features a complete and comprehensive bibliography of all printed materials on chamber music. It lists works on: basic reference; history of chamber music; analytic studies; performance practice; performers; All pieces of literature of note are listed, with over 2000 annotated entries in total.     

Author Name :John H Baron

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The Music Teaching Artist's Bible

When the artist moves into the classroom or community to educate and inspire students and audience members, this is Teaching Artistry. It is a proven means for practicing professional musicians to create a successful career in music, providing not only necessary income but deep and lasting satisfaction through engaging people in learning experiences about the arts. Filled with practical advice on the most critical issues facing the music teaching artist today--from economic and time-management issues of being a musician and teacher to communicating effectively with students--The Music Teaching Artist's Bible uncovers the essentials that every musician needs in order to thrive in this role. Author Eric Booth offers both inspiration and how-to, step-by-step guidance in this truly comprehensive manual that music teaching artists will turn to again and again. The book also includes critical information on becoming a mentor, succeeding in school environments, partnering with other teaching artists, advocating for music and arts education, and teaching private lessons. The Music Teaching Artist's Bible helps practicing and aspiring teaching artists gain the skills they need to build new audiences, improve the presence of music in schools, expand the possibilities of traditional and educational performances, and ultimately make their lives as an artists even more satisfying and fulfilling.     

Author Name :Eric Booth

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Practicing

Waylaid from an early career as a classical guitarist, a teacher of the arts recounts his reimmersion in his music by undertaking an intensive regime of practicing. A serious artist is constantly plagued by the fear that he either has the gift or he doesn't, notes Kurtz, and that no amount of busy work can redeem him. Growing up in Great Neck, N.Y., in the 1970s, Kurtz tapped into the Guitar Workshop and mastered folk songs by the time he was 10; inspired by seeing Andrs Segovia perform, Kurtz envisioned a life devoted to music. He studied at Boston's New England Conservatory, where the key to success was constant practicing, and where he had to overcome a sense of the guitar's inferiority to other instruments. Trekking through Europe with other players, he was confronted with the economic exigencies of a musical career and eventually ceased practicing, to his great sorrow. In his mid-30s he took up the guitar again and gleans the painful lesson that although musical artistry may seem divine, mastery of the instrument is humbling and mundane. Kurtz's work contains a rich history of the classical guitar, including the work of Bach, Fernando Sor and Scott Joplin.     

Author Name :Glenn Kurtz

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Art of Calligraphy

An attractive, oversized, well-illustrated introduction to a wide variety of written scripts used from Roman times to modern days. The detailed, practical instructions for 26 styles focus on step-by-step, clear visuals, as well as on the proper equipment-brushes, pens, pencils, paper, and ink. A brief history with examples from calligraphic masters introduces each style, making this book not only a practical working manual, but also a useful resource for art history classes.     

Author Name :David Harris

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Russian Calligraphy

Leonid Pronenko's work has been featured in more than twenty international exhibitions. He is the author of "Calligraphy for Everybody" (in Russian). Many of his students at the Kuban State University in Krasnodar have gone on to successful careers in design and calligraphy.     

Author Name :Leonid Pronenko

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Photographic Techniques for Using Existing Light Sources

Emphasizing how to work with natural light rather than using supplementary lighting to create an artificial environment, photographers can use these simple techniques to mold existing light into the desired quality and shape. All situations are discussed, including overcast and sunny days, backlighting and flare, window light, daylight studios, natural reflectors, and studio lighting at home, offering a plethora of ideas for finding, diffusing, and creating light. As photographers learn the advantages of shooting with available light no set up, more spontaneity, more time to concentrate on the subject, and the ability to capture preexisting relationshipsthey not only become better photographers but gain confidence and an increased awareness of their artistic medium.     

Author Name :Don Marr

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The Directors

In this fascinating guide, today's most acclaimed film directors reveal intimate behind-the-scenes details of their most influential work and unique approaches to their art! From masterful insights into the craft of directing to untold anecdotes of on-the-set pranks, The Directors: Take Four is the latest installment of the series that was declared "unquenchable entertainment value" by Kirkus Reviews. Here are never-before-revealed details from 10 renowned filmmakers, including Cameron Crowe, Adrian Lyne, Tony Scott, Phillip Noyce, Wolfgang Petersen, and Milos Forman regarding their experiences on the making of films from Fatal Attraction to The Crying Game, Amadeus to Top Gun, The Shawshank Redemption to The Fly. Readers will discover the directors' earliest reactions to scripts for films that became classics; how legendary scenes were staged and shot; behind-the-scenes stories of the unknown actors who landed major roles and went on to become superstars; the underdog films that confounded expectations; and much, much more. This magnificent series also includes each director's filmography, complete listings of major awards, and cast credits for every film discussed. A fabulous source of insights, anecdotes, and industry secrets for film buffs everywhere!     

Author Name :Robert J. Emery

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Producing for TV and Video

Producing for TV and Video is a must-read for anyone interested in a career in TV production. This comprehensive book explains the role of the TV producer in detail, including in-depth descriptions of a producer's day-to-day duties and tasks and a big picture overview of the production process in general and how the producer fits in. Complete with interviews and insights from production professionals in all areas of television, such as reality television and children's programming, Producing for TV and Video will provide you with an understanding of the TV production process and the role of the TV producer from beginning to end. The accompanying CD contains forms that you will inevitably need during your production.     

Author Name :Cathrine Kellison

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All the Secrets of Magic Revealed

All the Secrets of Magic Revealed exposes the hidden secrets of the century's greatest magicians, including Harry Houdini, The Amazing Kreskin, Siegfried and Roy, and many others. The cloth edition, with 20,000 sold, made headliens as the "tell all" magic book. Learn how the great ones performed their grandest illusions. 30 illustrations.     

Author Name :Herbert L. Becker

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Basic Music Theory

A freindly, clearly explained primer for music theory. From what is a staff to basic chord progressions and everything in between, including key signatures, scales, modes, and much more. Each chapter and section includes a comprehensive, cross-referenced review, specially designed for optimal memorization. In addition, practical use exercises reinforce what is learned.Book contains a large glossary, index, blank staff paper, and a piano keyboard which doubles as a bookmark and is used with the reviews.An excellent and friendly book.     

Author Name :Jonathan Harnum

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Butterfly Photographers Handbook

An in-depth look at butterflies and how to best capture them on film, this fascinating handbook is equal parts field guide and photography handbook. A complete overview of the winged creatures ecological system is provided, which details everything from species identification and the habits and habitats of North American butterflies to differentiating moths from butterflies and learning where and when it is best to find these beautiful insects. Armed with a solid understanding of butterfly biology, photographers can then comfortably explore the technological aspects of nature photography.     

Author Name :William B. Folsom

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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Drawing

There's no reason to be intimidated by art; creating a compelling drawing can be nothing more than breaking down the process into a few simple stages. This book shows you how to consider the shape of an object, render light and shadow, and make your drawings more realistic by understanding perspective. With plentiful examples, demonstrations of various techniques, and inspiring galleries of master drawings, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Drawing will bring out your inner artist. You progress from basic shapes and still lifes to portraits, the human form, and landscapes. You'll be amazed at what you can create with just a pencil, paper, and a little instruction.     

Author Name :Dean Fisher , Josephine Robinson

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Middle Eastern Dance

The rich, diverse cultures of the Middle East have long inspired fascination among outsiders. That interest, coupled with misunderstanding, has sometimes led to mythical and exaggerated interpretations of regional dances that are far from authentic. This new edition of Middle Eastern Dance clearly and colorfully showcases the many dances of the region that have been performed for thousands of years, such as the spiritual spinning dances of the Whirling Dervishes and the dabkeh line dance of the Lebanese, Palestinian, Jordanian, Syrian, and Iraqi people.     

Author Name :Penni Al Zayer, Elizabeth A. Hanley

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Latin and Caribbean Dance

In this volume, Professor Margaret Musmon explores the history of dance on the islands of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba and in the South American countries of Argentina and Brazil. She also describes the music and dance of indigenous Indian cultures, an important part of the history of dance. This volume includes European, African, and Creole influences on dance and describes the popular celebration of Carnival (Karnival) in detail. The role of religion takes on special significance in many of the dances highlighted in Latin and Caribbean Dance, from Catholicism to voodoo. Politics also played a definitive role in shaping and popularizing these dances.     

Author Name :Margaret Musmon

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European Dance

In this volume, Robin Rinaldi will examine three countriesIreland, Poland, and Spainthat have had a major impact on both European and, in a larger sense, Western dance. With the development of the reel and jig, among others, Ireland has a rich celebratory dance tradition that has laid the foundation for todays popular step dances such as Riverdance and Lord of Dance.Poland, despite its tumultuous history, also developed an identity through its dance tradition. Such dances as the mazur and polonez, which appeared in ballrooms throughout Europe in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, gave Poland a semblance of being that it sorely needed.Spain, too, was affected by a number of outside influences but developed many unique forms of dance, such as flamenco and bolero, that emphasized free movements of both the arms and legs, and thrived in a time when the rest of Europe was enthralled with classic ballet.     

Author Name :Robin Rinaldi

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Latin and Caribbean Dance

The World of Dance series provides a starting point for readers interested in learning about ethnic, or folk, dances of world cultures, as well as the art forms of ballet and modern dance. This series features an overview of the development of these dance genres, from a historical perspective to a practical one. Highlighting specific cultures, their dance steps and movements, and their customs and traditions underscores the importance of these fundamental elements for the reader. Ballet and modern dancemore recent artistic dance genresare explored in detail as well, giving the reader a comprehensive knowledge of the past, present, and potential future of each dance form.     

Author Name :Margaret Musmon

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Ballet

In this volume, Robin Rinaldi examines the theatrical dance known as ballet. This dance form developed within the royal courts of Italy and France during the sixteenth century, but did not flourish until two centuries later, when Jean-Georges Noverres treatise Lettres sur La Danse, et sur Les Ballets stressed the importance of natural movements and gestureswhich are augmented by music, costumes, and sceneryand that dancers convey stories. Among the most famous story ballets are Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, which have captivated audiences for more than a century.     

Author Name :Robin Rinaldi

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Asian Dance

Asian Dance, Second Edition introduces readers to the rich variety of dance traditions of India, Thailand, Java, Bali, China, and Japan. From the profound impact Hindu deities had on dance in India and later in Southeast Asia thousands of years ago to the 20th-century development of Butoh in Japan, dance has been a means for people to express themselves religiously, culturally, and socially in celebration. In learning about the varied Asian dances across the world's largest continent, readers will discover how the art form is an essential way for Asians to express themselves and their history.     

Author Name :Elizabeth A. Hanley

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African Dance

In this volume, Dr. Kariamu Welsh explores in detail the varied dances of the worlds second-largest continent: Africa. Welsh divides the continent into four areaswest, east and central, north, and southand notes what the late anthropologist/dancer Pearl Primus said so eloquently:Dance is the soul of Africa. It is the foundation of all of the arts and weaves a tale about the daily lives of the people. Dance n Africa is a pragmatic part of life. It celebrates the everyday events and occurrences in the lives of its eople; for example, rites of passage, the harvest, marriage, births, deaths, and historical events. Dance is a litical, religious, and social expression, and the quality of ones character is often judged through performance.     

Author Name :Elizabeth A. Hanley

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Body Tricks

This latest edition of Body Tricks contains over 100 magic tricks, jokes and effects.The compilation includes several new effects, performance rhymes and trick credits. Almost all of the tricks can be performed without additional props, and many can even be performed naked! This collection has taken years of research and development. Featuring many old-time classic effects that have been updated for the book, along with many brand-new tricks created just for this book. Running at 182 pages , each trick is fully detailed with a selection of photographs to show the moves in each effect.     

Author Name :Stephen Ablett

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Layout and Composition for Animation

This essential, hands-on guide is filled with examples of what a composition should look like and example of poorly designed layouts. Spot potential problems before they cost time and money, and adapt creative solutions for your own projects with this invaluable resource for beginner and intermediate artists. With Beauty and the Beast examples and Simpson character layouts, readers will learn how to develop character layout and background layout as well as strengthen composition styles with a creative toolset of trick shot examples and inspirational case studies. A companion website will include further technique based tools, finalized layout and composition examples and tutorials for further artistic skill development.     

Author Name :Ed Ghertner

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No Holds Barred Fighting

The techniques taught in this book enable fighters and self-defense students to knockdown and knockout their opponents. Maneuvers covered include the unique no holds barred (NHB) striking stance and the complete NHB striking arsenal-every punch, kick, elbow blow, knee strike, head-butt, forearm shot, and shoulder-butt is detailed. No holds barred defenses are also taught for all of these shots. Instructions on counter-striking sequences and the smart shots to land when the fight hits the mat are also included.     

Author Name :Mark Hatmaker

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Combat Survival and Evasion

This book will be with me forever. Its one of the best books I have read on the subject of survival and escape techniques.     

Author Name :Us Government

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Complete Book Of Karate Weapons

Defend yourself! And learn how to do it right with the only comprehensive book on karate weapons ever published! Shown are the proper usage and katas for seven lethal karate weapons: nunchaku, yawara stick, sai, fighting knife, tonfa, staff and bo.     

Author Name :Ted Gambordella

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The Art of Fighting without Fighting Techniques in Personal Threat Evasion

The fight or flight syndrome can be used, when taught properly, to overcome an attacker's advances with the fierce instinct of survival. "The Art of Fighting Without Fighting" teaches how to frighten assailants without ever becoming physical.     

Author Name :Geoff Thompson

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Bruce Lee's Fighting Method

Excellent book by Bruce Lee that shows advanced methods that go beyond the "Basic Training" and "Skills In Techniques" books. This book covers attacking and defensive moves and various ways to use what you should have learned in the previous two books. Techniques show ways of attacking with punches, kicks, etc. as well as more defenses and counters. Excellent book if you have already studied the previous two books. Other books I'd recommend based on his fighting style would be the rest of this series, as well as "The Bruce Lee Library" series by John Little. The "Tao Of Jeet Kune Do" is also an excellent book that includes his own personal notes and thoughts about his fighting art.     

Author Name :Bruce Lee

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Qigong for Health & Vitality

In Qigong for Health and Vitality, Michael Tse, a Qigong (pronounced chee-gong) master trained by some of China's finest Qigong practitioners, explains the philosophy and practice of Qigong, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that combines breathing, posture, and movement to generate internal energy, restore health, and promote a sense of well-being. Qigong for Health and Vitality is the first truly accessible, introductory guide to this three-thousand-year-old for Chinese healing.     

Author Name :Michael Tse

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Wing Chun Kung Fu

Straightforward and efficient, Wing Chun Kung Fu is one of the most popular forms of Kung Fu because it emphasizes techniqu over strength. By using the skills of Wing Chun Kung Fu, a smaller and weaker person can easily overcome a larger strong opponent. With its focus on technique rather than force, it is suitable for both men and women, young and old, and for those of all levels of physical fitness.Grandmaster Ip Chun is regarded as the world's leading authority on Wing Chun. Bruce Lee--Wing Chun's most famous student--was taught by Ip Chun's father, Grandmaster Ip Man. Michael Ise is also a highly respected Qigong and martial arts master. Together they demonstrate that first form of Wing Chun (Siu Lim Tao) and show how it can be used for self-denence. They also outline the history and the art of Wing Chun and discuss its many other benefits, which includeIncreased Energy and Vitality,Greater Confidence and Inner Strength.An Understanding of the Skills and Benefits of Meditation.With expert instruction and more than 100 step-by-step photographs,Wing Chun Kung Fumakes it easy to master the power and grace of this ancient martial art.     

Author Name :Ip Chun,Michael Tse

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Japanese Sword Fighting

The author explores the history of bushido and its legendary figures, and covers a wide variety of classical techniques as well as the famed two-sword fighting techniques.The text is enhanced with works of calligraphy by famous samurai masters, important historical scrolls, and lavish illustrations that convey the grace and beauty of sword fighting.     

Author Name :Masaaki Hatsumi

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Contact Mind Reading

Fitzkee's Contact Mind Readingis considered one of the best books on this subject. Contact mind reading, sometimes also called, "Muscle Reading" or "Hellstromism," offers you the ability to locate almost any object hidden by members of the audience - even while blindfolded!     

Author Name :Dariel Ftizkee

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Workshop Drawing

This guide to making and reading technical workshop drawings explains the rules of the trade and the reasons they are important, and gives details of engineering "conventions". The topics covered include: the rules and "grammar" of drawing, the conventions of "projection", hidden details and sections, dimensioning, conventional representation, tolerances, machine marks, making drawings and sketches, reading drawings, developments and intersections, metric and imperial drawings, theory of orthographic projection, standard paper sizes, and answers to problems. There are photographs and technical drawings to illustrate the text.     

Author Name :Tubal Cain

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Through the Eyes of Leonardo da Vinci

This book presents several works culled from the hundreds of drawings that flowed from Leonardo da Vinci's pen and brush. Each work is accompanied by a detailed description to enhance the appreciation of the artist's creation.     

Author Name :Barrington Barber

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The Jazz Theory Book

Jazz Theory book ever published! Over 500 pages of text and over 750 musical examples. Written in the language of the working jazz musician, this book is easy to read and user-friendly. At the same time, it is the most comprehensive study of jazz harmony and theory ever published. "The Jazz Theory Book" takes the student from the most basic techniques such as chord construction and the II-V-I progression through scale theory, the blues, "I've Got Rhythm" changes, slash chords, the bebop and pentatonic scales, how to read a lead sheet and memorize tunes and a study of reharmonization that is almost a book in itself. Satisfaction guaranteed or money will be refunded. Mark Levine has worked with Bobby Hutcherson, Cal Tjader, Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, and many other jazz greats.     

Author Name :Mark LeVine

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Computational Photography

Computational photography refers broadly to imaging techniques that enhance or extend the capabilities of digital photography. This new and rapidly developing research field has evolved from computer vision, image processing, computer graphics and applied opticsand numerous commercial products capitalizing on its principles have already appeared in diverse market applications, due to the gradual migration of computational algorithms from computers to imaging devices and software.Computational Photography: Methods and Applications provides a strong, fundamental understanding of theory and methods, and a foundation upon which to build solutions for many of today's most interesting and challenging computational imaging problems.     

Author Name :Rastislav Lukac

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Peyote Stitch

Beginning with a simple lariat made with a flat strip of peyote, Peyote Stitch Beading Projects includes projects and techniques for beaders of all levels, even absolute beginners. With more than 25 of the best peyote projects from Bead&Button magazine, this book has something for every taste. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and photos guide readers through a wide variety of peyote techniques, including 2- and 3-drop, ruffled, and spiral peyote. Directions for bracelets, necklaces, pins, purses, and home decor objects fill this inspiring volume.     

Author Name :Julia Gerlach

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Got Ink

Everything you need to know about selecting, getting and caring for a tattoo.     

Author Name :FitSoft

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A to Z of Tattooing

Guide to Successful Tattooing/Guide to Sterile Tattooing Techniques     

Author Name :Huck Spaulding

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Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century

Canadian Art in the Twentieth Century is a lucid introduction, broad in its scope and intelligently written. It will serve as a starting point for new discoveries by the reader into the art that is shaped by, and has shaped, Canada     

Author Name :Joan Murray

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The Pitchfork 500

InThe Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present,Pitchfork offers up their take on the 500 best songs of the past three decades. Focusing on indie rock (Arcade Fire, the Shins), hiphop (Public Enemy, Jay-Z), electronic (Daft Punk, Boards of Canada), pop (Madonna, Justin Timberlake), metal (Metallica, Boris), and experimental underground music (Suicide, Boredoms), it features all-new essays and reviews written with the sharp wit and insight for which the site is known.     

Author Name :Scott Plagenhoef, Ryan Schreiber

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Beads Embroidery Start From Motif 100

Japanese Craft book for Haute Couture Beads Embroidery Motifs & Goods.     

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Chinese Writing and Calligraphy

This fully illustrated course book provides a comprehensive description of the history and practical techniques of Chinese calligraphy. No previous knowledge of the language is required to follow the text or complete the lessons. The work covers three major areas: descriptions of Chinese characters and their components, including stroke types, layout patterns, and indications of sound and meaning; basic brush techniques and the art of composing calligraphy pieces; and, the social, cultural, historical, and philosophical underpinnings of Chinese calligraphy - all of which are crucial to understanding and appreciating this art form. Students practice brush writing as they progress from tracing to copying to freehand writing. Model characters are marked to indicate meaning and stroke order, and well-known model phrases are shown in various script types, allowing students to practice different calligraphic styles. Beginners will find the author's advice on how to avoid common pitfalls in writing brush strokes invaluable. "Chinese Writing and Calligraphy" will be welcomed by both students and instructors in need of an accessible text on learning the fundamentals of the art of writing Chinese calligraphy.     

Author Name :Wendan Li

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Creative Tucks And Textures

A practical but inspirational book on the various fabric manipulation techniques for quilters that give a range of fascinating textural effects, many of them pioneered by Jennie, with techniques that can be used by embroiderers. The book covers tucks - using different sizes, twists, widths, and different materials with embellishment in the form of ribbons, threads, and decorative stitchery.     

Author Name :Jennie Rayment

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Customizing the Body

Praise for the original edition: "This is the most intelligent book available to date on the modern aspects of an increasingly popular form of body decoration." Kirkus Reviews "A fascinating and well-written study, one that finely sharpens the distinction between deviance and respectability." Choice "The book follows the historical, anthropological and social practices of body modification... This second edition contains a new introduction and an interesting chapter entirely dedicated to the changes which took place over the past ten years in the world of tattoo. A new gallery of images shows some wonderful examples of contemporary tattoos.     

Author Name :Clinton R. Sanders

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The Art of the Pen

The court of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II produced nothing more amazing than the "Mira Calligraphae Monumenta", a brilliant amalgamation of two arts - calligraphy and miniature painting. The project began when Georg Bocskay, a pre-eminent scribe) assembled a vast selection of contemporary and historic scripts ranging from the latest Italic and humanist writing to antique Roman and German Gothic. Years later, at Rudolf's behest, court artist Joris Hoefnagel filled the spaces on each manuscript page with images of fruit, flowers, insects and other natural minutiae. This marvel of the Central European Renaissance is now in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum. A selection from its pages is presented here in this book, which will be of interest to scholars, collectors, bibliophiles and art historians.     

Author Name :Lee Hendrix, Thea Vignau-Wilberg

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The Tattoo Artists Black Book

Welcome to my world. My name is Rich LeMay and I am a quot;Tattoo Artist.quot; I have been tattooing for longer than I have the ability to remember, and its all I have ever wanted to do. I have fought all my life to be a tattoo artist despite the bulk of the world telling me it was a pipe dream. I immersed myself in a world like no other. A battle field of the boundaries set by society which told me that I would be less of a person if I followed my true calling. I have worked my way from being all but homeless at the age of sixteen to operating several studios over the years and now own a respected tattoo studio (Madd Hatter Tattoos in Spencer, WV) at twenty-eight. My own trials and tribulations to see how far I was willing to leap from the edge of what is considered normal life was for the sake of being a tattoo artist. Not many tattoo artists really know what they have or the true level of dedication it deserves. It has been a long and arduous path which I would do again if it were twice as difficult. Tattooing has, for me, been the root that every piece of happiness in my life has grown from. I can only wish you the same fortune I have had.     

Author Name :Richard LeMay

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Paper Universe

Paper Universe brings you a whole new way to create your own adventures. You'll be building your own starships, space station, and shuttlecraft at warp speed!     

Author Name :Andrew Pang

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Actors and Icons

Actors and Icons of the Ancient Theater examines actors and their popular reception from the origins of theater in Classical Greece to the Roman Empire     

Author Name :Eric Csapo

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The Complete Book of Polymer Clay

If crafts are big, then clay is colossal. From pins and pendants to bracelets, buttons, and embellishments, crafters of all ages are embracing the creativity that polymer clay inspires. This encyclopedic book by renowned expert Lisa Pavelka includes the latest techniques, handy tips, and trade secrets. Pavelka presents a sweeping overview of materials, how-to fundamentals, and construction techniques. She also introduces six original projects with complete instructions showing readers how to make pendants, curio boxes, a necklace, and a bracelet. Clear, concise, and comprehensive, this is an essential addition to any crafters library, no matter his or her skill level. For even more inspiration, this indispensable reference features a gallery of 50 original projects by Pavelka and other talented polymer clay designers.     

Author Name :Lisa Pavelka

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Scroll Saw Castles

Three-dimensional-and collapsible-castles can be made with a scroll saw with the help of these innovative patterns and techniques. The designs are cut flat and then layered to create depth. Instruction is given on choosing the best wood, as well as how to best cut the various parts of the projects, such as roads, drawbridges, spires, and heart-shaped windows.     

Author Name :Jim Stirling

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Simply Cards

A value-packed guide with more than 100 designs, Simply Cards makes it easy for even the complete beginner to create fashionable greetings in minutes.     

Author Name :Sally Traidman

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New Masters of Woodturning

In this unique collection of contemporary art that has redefined the limits of shaped wood, crafters and designers alike are treated to a wealth of knowledge from 31 leading wood artists who share their personal motivations, thought processes, and the studio techniques employed to bring out the breath-taking beauty of wood. Contemporary artists such as Virginia Dodson, Binh Pho, Harvey Fein, Paul Fennell, and Marilyn Campbell are among those whose works are given studio-quality photographic treatment. Each featured piece encourages crafters to find new ways of connecting with their own creative channels and makes this book an important document of the modern craftsure to become a treasure in every woodworking library.     

Author Name :Terry Martin, Kevin Wallace

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Beaded Ornaments to Knit

Whether you've just started knitting or been knitting for years, you'll love fashioning these sparkling orbs! Each of the twelve designs cradles a clear glass ornament inside, and each knitted creation is highlighted by dozens of beads. Use yarn enhanced with a metallic thread to make your knitted orbs glow with reflected light. Display them near a window, heap them in bowls or vases, or hang them on ornament stands. These decorator items are beautiful year-round, and they make wonderful gifts!     

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The Dance Music Manual

Whatever your level of experience, The Dance Music Manual is packed with sound advice, techniques and practical examples to help you achieve professional results.     

Author Name :Rick Snoman

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Facing the Music

Facing the Music investigates the practices and ideas that have grown from some five decades of cultural diversity in music education, developments in ethnomusicology, and the rise of 'world music'.     

Author Name :Huib Schippers

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Classic Rock

:A sensational collection of 70 top rock tunes at a price that can't be beat! Includes: Badge * Ballroom Blitz * Beth * Bohemian Rhapsody * Come Sail Away * Don't Do Me like That * Don't Fear the Reaper * Don't Stand So Close to Me * Eye in the Sky * Free Ride * Gloria * Heroes * I Feel Fine * Maggie May * New Kid in Town * Owner of a Lonely Heart * Pink Houses * Piano Man * Rhiannon * Roxanne * Summer of '69 * Sweet Emotion * Walk of Life * Walk on the Wild Side * Wild Thing * You Really Got Me * and more.     

Author Name :Hal Leonard Corp

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A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting

Construct and Implement Your Own Lighting Designs with the most trusted guide to stage lighting! An entertaining and educational read, author Steven Louis Shelley draws from his 35+ years of diverse experience to bring you the step-by-step technical tools for getting the job done along with real-life examples of projects from start to finish. Learn why some techniques are successful while others fail with 'Shelley's Notes' and 'Shelley's Soapbox,' all with a humor that guides you through complex problems and concepts.     

Author Name :Steven Louis Shelley

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National Gallery of Art Family Guide Dutch and French Paintings

Follow this booklet for an experience in artful looking. Cues and questions are intended to encourage group discussions that turn looking into learning. Share and compare opinions as you analyze the art on display.     

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Organic Crafts

Parents, teachers, and caregivers looking for ideas on how to get children outdoors and instill in them a love of nature can find more than 75 creative crafts, games, and activities using objects that kids can collect from nature in this idea book     

Author Name :Kimberly Monaghan

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Low Cost Kitchen Craft

For many people, the kitchen is the room in the house that they spend the most time, whether cooking, eating or interacting with friends and family. We all want to have a kitchen in which we feel comfortable and which reflects our personalities. Luckily, decorating the kitchen does not have to be expensive. TheFaveCrafts editors have put together this collection of low?cost crafts just for the kitchen, including kitchen crochet patterns, easy kitchen painting projects and even some fridge magnet crafts for that dose of fun. Many of these projects double as functional kitchen items, including hot pads, trivets and clocks. We even have a section for decorative kitchen storage.     

Author Name :Prime Publishing LLC

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Real World Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers

This edition of Real World Photoshop is more tightly focused for the needs and demands of the professional digital photographers. From acquiring images to using an efficient processing workflow to maintaining image quality and final output quality all within the powerful feature set of Adobe Photoshop CS5. Coverage of new CS5 features includes: Refining Edges, Eyedropper tools, Merge to HDR, Content Aware Fill/Scale/Heal, and Lens Profile.The book's focus helps readers understand the core workflow tasks, main print and web output options as well as the commercial printing information necessary to hand off images for prepress. Essentials information on file formats, color settings, image adjustment fundamentals, sharpness, detail, noise reduction, and image storage and output is also included. Photoshop Extended is covered where it relates specifically to photographers.     

Author Name :Conrad Chavez

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Photo Finish

If you're serious about digital photography, you know that taking a great photo is only the beginning. Ultimately you want to share your polished images with the widest possible audience but accomplishing this goal is no simple task. First you have to be able to optimize images for very different mediums--print, the Web, slideshows. Then comes the challenge of drawing people to your work.In Photo Finish, digital-imaging experts Jon Canfield and Tim Grey combine practical know-how with inspiring examples to illustrate how you can take total control of your output. They introduce the technologies and techniques you can use to attain the finest results for any medium, and they reveal pro tips for attracting viewers. By the time you finish this book, you'll be able to get your photographs the attention they deserve.     

Author Name :Jon Canfield, Tim Grey

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Composition

Now that youve bought that amazing new DSLR, you need a book that goes beyond the camera manual to teach you how to take those great shots. One key element is compositionthe creative arrangement of components in the shot, and the way a viewers eye travels through an image.With Composition: From Snapshots to Great Shots, author and photographer Laurie Excell starts with the basics of composition and explores how the elements of color, shape, angles, and contrast work to create compelling images. Contributing photographers, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman, and Steve Simon, provide unique perspectives on black and white, sports, art history, and other subjects related to composition. Beautifully illustrated with large, vibrant photos, this book teaches you how to take control of your photography to get the image you want every time you pick up the camera.     

Author Name :Laurie Excell, John Batdorff, David Brommer, Rick Rickman, Steve Simon

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Captured

Captured: Behind the Lens of a Legendary Wildlife Photographer is more than just a photography book-it's a chronicle of more than 30 years' worth of unbelievable moments that only nature can reveal.And Moose Peterson is more than just a wildlife photographer-he's a storyteller in both prose and pictures.If you're looking for the ultimate guide to wildlife photography from a man who has devoted his entire career to capturing nature's finest and most rare moments, you'll find it here in Captured.If you're looking to be transported into the wild to confront a grizzly bear and her cubs, stumble upon a pack of wolves, or capture an owl in flight, you'll find it here, as well. You'll also find a healthy dose of inspiration as the stories behind the photos are revealed as only Moose can tell them.In the end, you'll come away with invaluable photographic techniques gained through a lifetime of experience and a new appreciation for the passion of wildlife photography. You'll gain knowledge that you can put to use on your next excursion into the wild, your local or state park, or even your own backyard.     

Author Name :Moose Peterson

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 7

'Introduction to Elements' is the essential all-round resource pack for all users of Adobe Photoshop Elements 7. Bestselling author Philip Andrews has refined this industry-standard resource over numerous editions, to bring you exactly the information you need to get right up to speed with the software, cut out wasted time in your workflow, and consistently achieve photographic results you can be proud of. Philip approaches the subject of Photoshop Elements in a straightforward and accessible style. As a working photographer, he brings an in-depth understanding of the image-manipulation needs of photographers, and the best ways to meet them to his teaching. In the words of one reviewer: 'he comes across as a friend, who wants you to succeed'. His approach is always practical, with an emphasis on clarity. Step-by-step tutorials guide you through every essential Elements process, from image import right through to optimised output for print, web, and email, using a winning combination of inspiring images, clear screenshots and clean prose. Key subjects covered include: layers and selections, combining text with images, 'painting' tools, stiching, scrapbooking and file management. Additionally, the accompanying Website features over 2 hours of video tutorials to further boost your knowledge.     

Author Name :Philip Andrews

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Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Its easy to get started in digital photography and take great photos withDigital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies! This fourth edition helps you choose the right camera, compose and capture great photos, load them onto your computer, enhance them with Photoshop, and share them online or as prints. Heres how to compare digital camera features, choose accessories, and explore digital SLRs; get great close-ups, sports and action shots, and portraits; and use image editors including Paint Shop Pro, Corel PhotoPaint, PhotoImpact, and Adobes popular Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Youll also discover how to:Compose pictures that communicate,Make the most of macro photography,Get great candid photos,Create the right lighting and use cool lighting gadgets     

Author Name :David D. Busch

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Portraiture Lesson

Portraits can represent individuals in many different ways. A portrait can be a literal representation or it can represent a person sosymbolically. It can capture a persons physical characteristics and/or attempt to represent his or her personality, ideas, or emotions.These three portraits by Picasso represent a range of styles, from representational to abstract. When Picasso was nineteen years old, he went to Paris. At the time, Paris was the center ofthe art world.Picasso was excited by the citys fast pace and diversity,and he began to includestreet scenes and scenes of Parisian nightlife in his work. It is likely that the woman in this picture was someone that Picasso saw on the street or met briefly in a music hall.     

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How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer

Covering everything from getting started to expanding your business, How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer is the official FreelanceSwitch book. Written by Collis & Cyan Taeed the founders of the site its packed with new information, advice and insights not covered on the blog.If you want to start your freelance career the right way, then How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer will give you everything you need to become the best freelancer in town!     

Author Name :Stanley B. Lippman, Josee Lajoie

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Great Singers on the Art of Singing

Wonderful compilation of advice and instruction from operatic immortals: Nellie Melba on voice training and preservation, Alma Gluck on building a vocal repertoire, Geraldine Farrar on the will to succeed, plus contributions from Caruso, Galli-Curci, Garden, Lehmann, many more. Indispensable for singers, any opera lover. Introduction. 24 photographs.     

Author Name :James Francis Cooke

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Essentials in Conducting

In putting out this little book, the author is well aware of the fact that many musicians feel that conductors, like poets and teachers, are "born and not made"; but his experience in training supervisors of music has led him to feel that, although only the elementary phases of conducting can be taught, such instruction is nevertheless quite worth while, and is often surprisingly effective in its results. He has also come to believe that even the musical genius may profit by the experience of others and may thus be enabled to do effective work as a conductor more quickly than if he relied wholly upon his native ability.     

Author Name :Karl Wilson Gehrkens

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Beethoven

A Character Study together with Wagner's Indebtedness to Beethoven.     

Author Name :George Alexander Fischer

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A Book of German Lyrics

Includes preface and notes in English, and German-English vocabulary.     

Author Name :Anonymous

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Haydn: String Quartets, Op. 50

The Op. 50 string quartets contain some of the purest writing Haydn ever accomplished. In this first full account of the six quartets, Dean Sutcliffe evaluates the Op. 50 in relation to Haydn's more frequently performed quartets and considers their relevance to Haydn's wider output. Each quartet is discussed in detail. The background to these works includes a brief history of the string quartet and an assessment of Haydn's earlier works in this genre and of his role at Esterhaza. The description of the composition and publication of the Op. 50 quartets is based on the evidence of Haydn's surviving letters and the recently discovered autograph copies of nos. 3 to 6--a discovery that is vividly documented here for the first time.     

Author Name :W. Dean Sutcliffe

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