The Daily Book of Photography

365 Readings that Teach, Inspire & Entertain

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Author: Simon Alexander,Grier Cooper,Tom Hauck,Bill Diller,David Greenberg,Matthew Roharik,David Schmidt,Christine Walsh-Newton

Publisher: Walter Foster Pub

ISBN: 1600582117

Category: Photography

Page: 376

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"365 readings that teach, inspire & entertain"--Cover.

The Untold History of the United States

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Author: Oliver Stone,Peter Kuznick

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448146259

Category: History

Page: 784

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'This is not history for history's sake, however – this is the history of our present and future, long beyond cold war, into war on terror, war on drugs' Ed Vulliamy, Guardian The Untold History of the United States is filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick’s riveting landmark account of the rise and decline of the American empire – the most powerful and dominant nation the world has ever seen. Probing the dark corners of the administrations of 17 presidents, from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama, they dare to ask just how far the US has drifted from its founding democratic ideals. Beginning with the bloody suppression of the Filipino struggle for independence and spanning the two World Wars, it documents how US administrations have repeatedly intervened in conflicts on foreign soil, taking part in covert operations and wars in Latin American, Asia and the Middle East. At various times it has overthrown elected leaders in favour of right-wing dictators, for both economic and political gain. Examining America’s atomic history, Stone and Kuznick argue that the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were militarily unnecessary and morally indefensible. They show how the United States has repeatedly brandished nuclear threats and come terrifyingly close to war. They expose how US presidents have trampled on the US constitution and international law and lay bare the recent transformation of the United States into a national security state. Using the latest research and recently declassified records, The Untold History builds a meticulously documented and shocking picture of the American empire, showing how it has determined the course of world events for the interests of the few across the twentieth century and beyond.

Guinness World Records 2010

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Author: Craig Glenday

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553593374

Category: Reference

Page: 594

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Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, business, crime, the natural world, technology, war, the arts, music, fashion, and sports.

Guinness World Records 2010

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Author: Craig Glenday

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553593374

Category: Reference

Page: 594

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Lists records, superlatives, and unusual facts in the areas of fame, business, crime, the natural world, technology, war, the arts, music, fashion, and sports.

Guinness World Records 2015

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Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 1908843705

Category: Reference

Page: 255

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The world’s best-selling annual is back, with thousands of amazing new records, cool facts and awesome pictures! Ever wondered how far a dog can ride a scooter or who’s swallowed the most swords underwater Want to know about the latest sporting achievements, extreme bodies and cutting-edge tech Find the answers to these and many more mind-boggling feats in the all-new Guinness World Records 2015 eBook. What’s more, 2015 marks 60 years since the release of the very first GWR annual. To celebrate our diamond anniversary, you’ll find milestones of our classic records and how they’ve changed – or not changed – over time, plus a special feature just on diamond records. And if all that isn’t enough, you can download the new “See It 3D” augmented-reality app on another smart device to bring records in your eBook to life – just point it at designated records on screen and watch what happens! Compare yourself to the tallest man ever, squish maggots in our game, take a journey around the Solar System and much more.

Guinness World Records 2019

Deutschsprachige Ausgabe

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Author: Guinness World Records Ltd.

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473554650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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- Mit Spannung erwartet: Guinness World Records 2019 - Neue atemberaubende Rekorde - Ideales Geschenk für Kinder ab 8 Jahren und die ganze Familie Der Bestseller unter den Rekord-Büchern ist zurück: Das Guinness Buch der Rekorde fasziniert seine Leser mit den besten neuen Rekorden und den beliebtesten Rekord-Klassikern. Die größte Sandburg, der längste Slackline-Gang über Wasser, der höchste Basketball-Wurf, der am häufigsten von Auge zu Auge gerollte Fußball, die beeindruckendsten LEGO®-Modelle, der lauteste Apfelbiss - den Ideen und Themen sind in diesem Buch keine Grenzen gesetzt. Verrückte Einfälle, unglaubliche Fakten und spektakuläres Fotomaterial bringen Kinder und Erwachsene zum Staunen, Schaudern, Gruseln und Lachen. Ein Weihnachtsgeschenk mit garantiertem Wow-Effekt! Technische Voraussetzungen: Der Titel ist optimiert für die Nutzung auf Tablet-Geräten (Kindle Fire, iPad und Android) und über die entsprechenden Apps auf dem Smartphone. Reguläre e-Ink-Reader sind für die Wiedergabe grundsätzlich ungeeignet.

In It for the Long Run

A Decade with the Darkside Running Club

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Author: Scott Ludwig,Vanessa Stroud

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475938675

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 514

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Multiple races of marathon distance or greater in a month...or perhaps in a weekend. Several unsupported runs of 50 and 100 miles through the mountains and forests several times a year. Have you ever considered running through a desert, across a frozen tundra or over multiple mountain ranges? Why not run for three days straight to see how many miles you can accrue? Welcome to a place where no locale is too inhospitable and no distance impossible. Welcome...to the Darkside. The Darkside Running Club, established in 2002 is a place where runners meet to express their love for distance running and camaraderie by spending countless hours and miles committed to doing what they enjoy most. They share a singular focus towards achieving goals far off in the distance, both literally and figuratively. With their dedication and commitment you may believe the Darksider to be a professional athlete, or perhaps an Olympian. But you would be wrong: they are simply ordinary people doing extraordinary things in the sport they love: running. Highly competitive while never taking themselves too seriously, they strive to shave off minutes or perhaps hours while adding a mile or two...or twenty while pushing their limits further and further. The impossible becomes possible; dreams become reality. They won't take 'no' for an answer as they persevere to move beyond physical and emotional discomfort to finish what they started. Excuses don't exist. Their passion is contagious. So reader be warned: they're in it for the long run.

Communion

A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam

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Author: Kim Fay,Julie Fay Ashborn

Publisher: ThingsAsian Press

ISBN: 9781934159149

Category: Cooking

Page: 293

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Having fallen in love with Vietnam during the four years she lived there in the 1990s, Kim Fay returns for a five-week journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. Accompanied by her photographer sister and best Vietnamese girlfriend, she travels beyond the world of cyclos, conical hats, and war to savor the countrys cuisine. As well as cooking with top chefs, she becomes obsessed with clam rice in the imperial city of Hue, uncovers the secret world of ragu in the French hill town of Dalat, and learns the art of home cooking in cosmopolitan Ho Chi Minh City. Exploring how we eat reflects who we are as individuals and as a community, Fay offers a poetic journey and literary feast for armchair epicures, accompanied by recipes and full-color photography.

Guinness World Records 2011

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Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 9781904994572

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 287

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Presents the biggest, smallest, fastest, longest, and other record setters for 2010 in such categories as space, human achievements, sports, entertainment, science, technology, and engineering.

Bollywood Sounds

The Cosmopolitan Mediations of Hindi Film Song

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Author: Jayson Beaster-Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199993483

Category: Music

Page: 176

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Bollywood Sounds focuses on the songs of Indian films in their historical, social, commercial, and cinematic contexts. Author Jayson Beaster-Jones takes readers through the highly collaborative compositional process, highlighting the contributions of film directors, music directors (composers), lyricists, musicians, and singers in song production. Through close musical and multimedia analysis of more than twenty landmark compositions, Bollywood Sounds illustrates how the producers of Indian film songs have long mediated a variety of musical styles, instruments, and performance practices to create a uniquely cosmopolitan music genre. As an exploration of the music of seventy years of Hindi films, Bollywood Sounds provides long-term historical insights into film songs and their musical and cinematic conventions in ways that will appeal both to scholars and to newcomers to Indian cinema.

Crossover Fiction

Global and Historical Perspectives

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Author: Sandra L. Beckett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135861293

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 360

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In Crossover Fiction, Sandra L. Beckett explores the global trend of crossover literature and explains how it is transforming literary canons, concepts of readership, the status of authors, the publishing industry, and bookselling practices. This study will have significant relevance across disciplines, as scholars in literary studies, media and cultural studies, visual arts, education, psychology, and sociology examine the increasingly blurred borderlines between adults and young people in contemporary society, notably with regard to their consumption of popular culture.

LADY GAGA x TERRY RICHARDSON

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Author: Lady Gaga,Terry Richardson

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9781455513895

Category: Music

Page: 360

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In this book of original, behind-the-scenes photographs, acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson follows superstar Lady Gaga during one year of her life, from Lollapalooza through the final show of her Monster Ball tour. During the time period he followed Gaga, Richardson took over 100,000 images and attended more than 30 Monster Ball dates around the world. From the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards to the Don't Ask, Don't Tell repeal rally in Portland, Maine, to the Thierry Mugler show at Maxime, Paris, Richardson captures Lady Gaga as you've never seen her before. A year-long global odyssey- -all access, nothing off limits--this is the book Lady Gaga fans have been waiting for.

Eurovision Song Contest

das offizielle Buch zu 50 Jahren europäischer Popgeschichte

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Author: John Kennedy O'Connor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783811225367

Category:

Page: 192

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Eine Zeitreise durch die Welt des Eurovision Song Contest: Sie beginnt 1956 in der Schweiz und führt bis zum heutigen multimedialen Ereignis, das Millionen Menschen in aller Welt begeistert. Jahr für Jahr entfalten sich alle Höhen und Tiefen des Showbiz: Freudentaumel und Enttäuschungen, Skandale udn Szenen, Exzentrik und Glamour.

Das Restaurant am Ende des Universums

Band 2 der fünfbändigen »Intergalaktischen Trilogie«

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Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993584

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Seitdem die Erde einer intergalaktischen Umgehungsstraße weichen musste, befindet sich Arthur Dent auf einer verwirrenden Odyssee durch das Universum. Wieso zieht es ihn und seine Freunde immer an die übelsten Orte der Galaxis? Weshalb haben die Fahrstühle eigentlich einen Hang zum Existenzialismus? Und warum müssen die Reisenden ausgerechnet im Restaurant am Ende des Universums einkehren, eine der außergewöhnlichsten Unternehmungen in der gesamten Geschichte des Gaststättengewerbes? Der zweite Band der inter-galaktischen Kult-Serie »Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis«.

Neo-Psychedelia Groups

The Oasis, the Vines, the Church, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, the Dandy Warhols, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Warlocks

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Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230848082

Category:

Page: 26

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 24. Chapters: Oasis, The Vines, The Church, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Dandy Warhols, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Warlocks, The Out Crowd. Excerpt: Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991. Originally known as The Rain, the group was formed by Liam Gallagher (vocals and tambourine), Paul "Bonehead" Arthurs (guitar), Paul "Guigsy" McGuigan (bass guitar) and Tony McCarroll (drums, percussion), who were soon joined by Liam's older brother Noel Gallagher (lead guitar and vocals). They have had eight UK number-one singles and eight UK number-one albums, and won fifteen NME Awards, nine Q Awards, four MTV Europe Music Awards and six BRIT Awards, including one in 2007 for outstanding contribution to music and one for the best album of the last 30 years as voted by the BBC Radio 2 listeners; they have been nominated for three Grammy Awards. As of 2009, the band have sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide. Also the band was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records in 2010 for "Longest Top 10 UK Chart Run By A Group" after an unprecedented run of 22 top 10 hits in the UK. The band also holds the Guinness World Record for being the "Best band Britain has produced in the Last Decade" in the UK between the years 1995 and 2005, spending 765 weeks in the Top 75 singles and albums charts. Its members were signed to independent record label Creation Records and afterwards released their record-setting debut album Definitely Maybe in 1994. The following year, the band recorded (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995) with their new drummer Alan White in the midst of rivalry with Britpop peers Blur in the charts. The Gallagher brothers featured regularly in tabloid newspapers for their sibling disputes and wild lifestyles. In 1997, Oasis released their third album, Be Here Now, and although it became...

Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson

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Author: Terry Richardson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444741254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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Over 350 colour and black & white photographs taken during the 10 month period in which Richardson followed Lady Gaga and had complete access to her everyday life, with nothing being off limits.

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

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Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

The Ultimate Spurs Quiz Book

1,250 Questions Covering the 80s, 90s and 2000s

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Author: Chris Cowlin

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1910295841

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 268

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Are you a Spurs fan? Have you followed the team’s progress through good times and bad? Would you like to test your memory of the people and places that have shaped the club through the 80s, 90s and 2000s? If Tottenham Hotspur is the team you support, you are certain to want to have a go at the 1,250 questions in The Ultimate Spurs Quiz Book. Who was the first ever foreign manager of Tottenham? Which London rivals did Spurs beat in the 1991 FA Cup semi-final at Wembley? How many League goals did Tim Sherwood score for Spurs in his football career? The answers to these questions and more can all be found inside this bumper quiz book all about your favourite team. With a foreword by life-long Spurs supporter, Chas Hodges, this book contains questions on all the memorable players, managers, goalscorers and opponents that have been a part of the Tottenham story over the past 30 years. Packed full of fascinating facts, this book will appeal to football fans of all ages, from the young in years to the young at heart.