The Old Farmer’s Almanac 2016 Gardening Calendar
by: Houghton Mifflin
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This attractive calendar has been a favorite of gardeners for more than three decades—and no wonder! It’s blooming with beautiful, original, full-color illustrations; timely gardening advice; and fun seasonal lore. Plus, there’s a “best days” table that tells when to plant 36 vegetables and grains, according to the Moon’s phases and regional climate.
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Mary Ellen Mark on the Portrait and the Moment: The Photography Workshop Series
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In The Photography Workshop Series
, Aperture Foundation works with the world’s top photographers to distill their creative approaches, teachings and insights on photography-offering the workshop experience in a book. The goal is to inspire photographers of all levels who wish to improve their work, as well as readers interested in deepening their understanding of the art of photography. Each volume is introduced by a student of the featured photographer. In this book, Mary Ellen Mark (born 1940)-well known for the emotional power of her pictures, be they of people or animals-offers her insight on observing the world and capturing dramatic moments that reveal more than the reality at hand. Through words and pictures, she shares her own creative process and discusses a wide range of issues, from gaining the trust of the subject and taking pictures that are controlled but unforced, to organizing the frame so that every part contributes toward telling the story.
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Little Book of Big Advice: Enlightening Ideas for Bellydance Professionals
by: Bellydance by Tava
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Little Book of Big Advice: Enlightening Ideas for Bellydance Professionals is an essential read for dancers who may be considering a transformation from hobbyist to professional. Tava Naiyin, author and highly-accomplished bellydancer in NYC and CT, writes candidly about her experiences as an artist who has relied exclusively on dance-generated income for 10+ years. After receiving countless questions from budding dance professionals across the U.S., she compiled her answers and wrote this book to address what she perceived as possible gaps in training. This book cannot take the place of a mentor, however, it aims to promote industry standards and help bellydance artists determine if they have the right skills and circumstances to turn their passion into a career. Readers can expect information about costume purchasing and care, performance etiquette, general do’s and don’ts, how to get the most out of practice, staying inspired, juggling art vs. commerce and more. Ms. Naiyin’s bellydance colleagues and mentors weigh in to share their thoughts and resources on topics ranging from: how to find your own dance voice, keeping the dance flame lit and effective marketing strategies. Readers can expect inspiring and practical tidbits from top bellydancers Andrea (NY), Angelica Jordan (Quebec), Maria (CA), Riskallah Riyad (CT), Sira (NY) and Zaina (Globetrotter). Anyone who is considering a career in dance or the performing arts will come away with useful information to help them make informed choices and avoid costly mistakes. To learn more about Tava, visit BellydancebyTava.com
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A Guide Book of Half Cents and Large Cents, 1st Edition (The Official Red Book)
by: Whitman Publishing
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Volume #19 in Whitman s best-selling Bowers Series covers two of the earliest U.S. coin denominations: half cents and large cents. These classic copper coins were made from 1793 (the year after the U.S. Mint was founded) into the late 1850s (shortly before the Civil War started). In this colorfully illustrated book, America s popular early coppers are given the famous Q. David Bowers treatment: insightful study, rich historical background, and detailed data analysis. Bowers the Dean of American Numismatics and the most prolific numismatic author of all time tells you everything you need to know to be a smart collector: how to evaluate quality, determine value, understand the market, and make good buys. Along the way, he explains why, in all of American coinage, half cents and large cents possess a special charm. You ll learn how the history of the developing nation shaped the coins designs and production, and the effects of the War of 1812 and other national events on their coinage.
Bowers provides a wealth of information on each issue: mintages, existing populations, grading standards, values, auction records, keys to collecting, and more. Historical background sets the coins in the broader context of American life from the 1790s through the 1850s. Hundreds of full-color images, careful analysis, and Bowers s engaging style make this book a treat for anyone interested in our nation s early history.
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