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Real World Digital Photography (2nd Edition)
Real World Digital Photography (2nd Edition)
by Katrin Eismann
Edition: Paperback
26 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars If you only buy one digital photography book, this is it, April 29 2004
This is the best single, overall volume on digital photography that I've seen.
Equipment selection, composition, lighting, camera settings, and post-production are all covered in detail.
This is not by any means a "For Dummies" book. If you are seriously into photography and are willing to spend the time, this book is an excellent resource.
The post-production material is very much centered around Photoshop. If are are interested in using another program, much of this material will be of limited use to you.

The Photography Book
The Photography Book
by Editors of Phaidon Press
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 69.95
20 used & new from CDN$ 18.97

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent survey of photography from it's birth, April 16 2004
This review is from: The Photography Book (Hardcover)
This book shows what amazing and inspiring pieces of art can be created with a camera.
Each of 500 photographers is represented with a single photograph. Every possible period and genre is represented and since the photographers are simply presented alphabetically, the contrast from picture to picture can be striking.
An excellent book, and it's available in both "coffee table" and "night table" sizes.

Yoga for Men: A Workout for the Body, Mind, and Spirit
Yoga for Men: A Workout for the Body, Mind, and Spirit
by Bruce Van Horn
Edition: Paperback
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2.0 out of 5 stars Average. "Yoga for Dummies" is a far better introduction, Aug. 23 2002
I bought this book hoping that I could get started with yoga on my own. As a beginner's introduction to yoga, it is rather unsuccessful in that it uses terminology without defining it first and has photographic illustrations that do not show the key points of the yoga positions as clearly as the drawings in "Yoga for Dummies."
The author clearly is knowledgeable and passionate about his subject, but I don't think that these attributes serve him particularly well in an introductory text of this type.

Yoga For Dummies
Yoga For Dummies
by Georg Feuerstein
Edition: Paperback
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ideal book for getting started with yoga., Aug. 23 2002
This review is from: Yoga For Dummies (Paperback)
I have bought many "for dummies" books in subjects which I know very little about, and which I want to learn more (i.e. I am a "dummy" in that subject).
"Yoga for Dummies" is one of the best of the series. If you are just curious about yoga, this book is full of background information to serve as an introduction to the subject. If you are
interested in trying yoga out on your own, this book contains very good illustrations and detailed routines to get you started.
An extra point: It seems that 90% of the yoga books on the market are geared for women readers. This is very much a
unisex book that will be useful to both men and women who want to get started in yoga.

Bugs and Birds in Origami
Bugs and Birds in Origami
by John Montroll
Edition: Paperback
9 used & new from CDN$ 6.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Montroll book to add to your collection, Aug. 6 2001
I buy every new Montroll origami book sight unseen and I've never been disappointed. This book is no exception.
Historically, Montroll's bird models are among the best because: - They are pretty reasonable to fold, and don't rely on lots of "feather detail" which usually just means lots of tedious pleats.
- They can stand up! Many bird models will simply not stand when when complete. Most of Montroll's will and that, in my mind makes the model alot more appealing.
The birds in this book have closed backs and enough substance on their legs to stand, you will be very pleased with the results.
As far as the bugs go, if you have ever tried to fold any of the bugs from Lang's "Origami Insects and their Kin." you will be quite happy with what Montroll has to offer here. Using nothing more than 10-inch kami, an intermediate folder should be able to handle anything in this book.

Origami to Astonish and Amuse: Over 400 Original Models, Including Such "Classics" as the Chocolate-Covered Ant, the Transvestite Puppet, the Invisible Duck, and Many More!
Origami to Astonish and Amuse: Over 400 Original Models, Including Such "Classics" as the Chocolate-Covered Ant, the Transvestite Puppet, the Invisible Duck, and Many More!
by Jeremy Shafer
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 18.87
39 used & new from CDN$ 11.43

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book of unusual models, Aug. 6 2001
The models in the book are clearly "different" from those in most other origami books. There are very few animal models (although the ones that are here are terrific, in particular his dragon model).
The action models are excellent and unlike the typical "flapping bird", etc.
Most of the models are quite foldable, and in the intermediate to high-intermediate range, and all use a single, uncut square.

Dollar Bill Animals in Origami
Dollar Bill Animals in Origami
by John Montroll
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 20.25
10 used & new from CDN$ 20.25

4.0 out of 5 stars Money folds that can actually be folded!, Feb. 22 2001
The problem with many money folds is that they are pretty much impossible to do with ordinary U.S. currency, Peter Engel's "Dollar Bill Crab" is a good example. Montroll does not fall into that trap. Each of these models are quite "foldable" with a bit of practice, and many of them are quite easy to memorize. If you want something different besides traditional origami, this book is a good choice.

Origami For The Connoisseur
Origami For The Connoisseur
by Kasahara & Takahama
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the all-time classics, Jan. 30 2001
This is one of a handful of must-have origami books. It contains a landmark treatment of modular origami as well as many terrific animal and novelty folds (i.e. vegetables, pinecones, etc).
Kawasaki's rose and spiral snail shell are included and these models alone make the book worthwhile. Several Peter Engel models are there, with better diagrams than Engel gives in his own book!
This is NOT a beginner's book. Even the most experienced folders will have trouble with many of the models in this book, but your efforts will be rewarded.
One warning: Do not attempt to fold Montroll's stegosaurus from the diagrams in this book. The diagrams in Montroll's "Prehistoric Origami" are far superior and give better results.

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