Take Only Pictures

Author: Laina Villeneuve
Publisher: Bella Books
ISBN: 1594938202
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
View: 774
Kristine Owens is back in the saddle to deal with unfinished business from her last summer guiding horseback tours in California’s High Sierras. A dalliance with an attractive blonde biologist would be a dangerous distraction. She must stay focused on the path that leads to her independence. A summer assignment in Mammoth Lakes becomes even more attractive when Gloria Fisher crosses paths with Kristine. Playful wit, tight jeans, cowgirl boots—the sparks are real. But can they burn brighter than her lifelong career goals? Only a fool takes two things for granted—Mother Nature, and the ways of a woman’s heart.

Take Only Pictures, Leave Only Footprints

Author: Jessica Harsen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781628905601
Page: N.A
View: 9966


Key Issues
Author: Stephen Rust,Salma Monani,Sean Cubitt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317670574
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
View: 9608
Ecomedia: Key Issues is a comprehensive textbook introducing the burgeoning field of ecomedia studies to provide an overview of the interface between environmental issues and the media globally. Linking the world of media production, distribution, and consumption to environmental understandings, the book addresses ecological meanings encoded in media texts, the environmental impacts of media production, and the relationships between media and cultural perceptions of the environment. Each chapter introduces a distinct type of media, addressing it in a theoretical overview before engaging with specific case studies. In this way, the book provides an accessible introduction to each form of media as well as a sophisticated analysis of relevant cases. The book includes contributions from a combination of new voices and well-established media scholars from across the globe who examine the basic concepts and key issues of ecomedia studies. The concepts of "frames," "flow", and "convergence" structure a dynamic collection divided into three parts. The first part addresses traditional visual texts, such as comics, photography, and film. The second part of the book addresses traditional broadcast media, such as radio, and television, and the third part looks at new media, such as advertising, video games, the internet, and digital renderings of scientific data. In its breadth and scope, Ecomedia: Key Issues presents a unique survey of rich scholarship at the confluence of Media Studies and Environmental Studies. The book is written in an engaging and accessible style, with each chapter including case studies, discussion questions and suggestions for further reading.

Romeo and/or Juliet

A Chooseable-Path Adventure
Author: Ryan North
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101983310
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 3126
Instant New York Times Bestseller Romeo loves Juliet. Or Rosaline. And Juliet loves Romeo. Or Viola. Or Orlando. It's Shakespeare as you've never played him before. In this choose-your-own-path version of Romeo and Juliet, you choose where the story goes every time you read! What if Romeo never met Juliet? What if Juliet got really buff instead of moping around the castle all day? What if they teamed up to take over Verona with robot suits? Whatever your adventure, you're guaranteed to find lots of romance, lots of epic fight scenes, and plenty of questionable decision-making by very emotional teens. All of the endings—there are over a hundred—feature beautiful illustrations by some of the greatest artists working today, including New York Times bestsellers Kate Beaton, Noelle Stevenson, Randall Munroe, and Jon Klassen. Packed with exciting choices, fun puzzles, secret surprises, terrible puns, and more than a billion possible storylines, Romeo and/or Juliet offers a new experience every time you read it. You can choose to play as Romeo or Juliet (obviously) but you can also play as both of them, or as Juliet's nurse, or, if you're good, you can even unlock a fourth playable character! That's right. We figured out how to have unlockable characters in books. Choose well, and you may even get to write the world's most awkward choose-your-own sex scene. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Picture This.....

Author: Ivan Butcher II
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477229175
Category: Philosophy
Page: 204
View: 1800
Picture This... is not the kind of book that the reader will sit and read cover to cover. The book is arranged by subject matter which will cause the reader to have to take time to reflect on the message in each one of the articles. Now those responsible and guilty for all of the negative conditions and hardships caused by their self- serving, fraudulent, mismanaging, thieving, and wasteful deeds, are like Vampires with no Reflections.

Photography For Dummies

Author: Russell Hart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118068947
Category: Photography
Page: 432
View: 6909
Your personal photographs have a worth that can’t be measured in dollars and cents. They’re likely the one thing you would grab on the way out of a burning house – an irreplaceable record of the life you lead, of friends and family, and of the occasions with which you mark passing years. The funny thing is, most people aren’t entirely happy with their photographs. And that's where Photography For Dummies comes in. You don't need a fancy camera with multiple, removable lenses to get good pictures. The problem is, nearly every book on photography assumes that you're using one. But this book assumes that you're using a point-and-shoot camera for all your pictures. In fact, this may be the most complete guide available for taking pictures with a modern point-and-shoot camera. This revised edition of Photography For Dummies helps you choose film (much simpler than you’d think), load film into the camera (no big sweat), and understand how to hold the camera (yes, there are right and wrong ways). You'll also discover tips about dealing with your photofinisher – a far more important factor in getting good results than most people realize, especially in the digital age. What's more, you'll gain insight into Working with your camera, and how different settings make your camera do different things Understanding the importance of light in a photograph, and applying design strategies that make your subjects stand out Getting shots that both flatter people and capture their personalities Shooting landscapes, and the special considerations of travel photography Taking pictures filmlessly, and the pleasures and pitfalls of digital photography Troubleshooting your camera, and discovering what do try if it won't shoot Today’s point-and-shoot cameras are remarkably reliable devices. So why aren’t your pictures better? The main secret to better photographs is knowing what to shoot, when to shoot it, and how to shoot it. You need Photography For Dummies, because it lets you in on this secret.

Falcons and Foxes in the U.K.

The Making of a Hunter
Author: A. Lee Chichester
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1401092454
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 284
View: 7193
A "once-in-a-lifetime" experience chronicled with humor and passion, this memoir details the life-altering 1995 summer during which a nature-lover becomes a hunter. One of those rare quantities, a woman falconer, Chichester discovered that her outlook on the world, nature, and herself changed radically during her pursuit of the ancient art in a foreign country. Training captive-bred, hybrid falcons; riding horseback to the flight of a falcon in pursuit of a crow, belting across the fells and pastures of the United Kingdom; the author deals with fears, preconceptions, and a very steep learning curve, after which she is changed forever.

Made in Madagascar

Sapphires, Ecotourism, and the Global Bazaar
Author: Andrew Walsh
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442694750
Category: Social Science
Page: 128
View: 9846
Since the 1990s, the Ankarana region of northern Madagascar has developed a reputation among globe-trotting gemstone traders and tourists as a source of some of the world's most precious natural wonders. Although some might see Ankarana's sapphire and ecotourist trades as being at odds with each other, many local people understand these trades to be fundamentally connected, most obviously in how both serve foreign demand for what Madagascar has to offer the world. Walsh explores the tensions and speculations that have come with the parallel emergence of these two trades with sensitivity and a critical eye, allowing for insights into globalization, inequality, and the appeal of the "natural." For more information, and to read a hyperlinked version of the first chapter online, visit www.madeinmadagascar.org.

Day Hiking North Cascades

Mount Baker / Mountain Loop Highway / San Juan Islands
Author: Craig Romano
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594852561
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 320
View: 3391
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE LOOP HIKE, "FRAGRANCE LAKE" CLICK HERE to download two free hikes from Day Hiking North Cascades 125 trails, each rated on an overall-quality scale of 1 to 5 Quick-reference icons for kids, dogs, views, and more Full-color photo insert and overview map 1% of sales donated to the Washington Trails Association "Romano is one of the better guidebook writers around… He covers a lot of territory that other guidebooks have passed up."-- Seattle Post-Intelligencer Discover the stunning scenery that abounds in the North Cascades region, where hikers indulge in the drama of steep peaks, deep valleys, and everything in between. This new guide covers the Bellingham area, Mount Baker, the Highway 20 corridor, North Cascades National Park, Winthrop and the Pasayten Wilderness area, parts of Glacier Peak Wilderness, and the Mountain Loop Highway. Compact and fresh with a broad range of hiking options, this is the most up-to-date guide for the area, organized along highway and other travel corridors with an emphasis on trails that are 12 miles or less, round-trip. Check out Craig Romano's blog: http://worldhiker.blogspot.com/ **Mountaineers Books designates 1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks in our Day Hiking series toward volunteer trail maintenance.

Hiking the Adirondacks

A Guide to 42 of the Best Hiking Adventures in New York's Adirondacks
Author: Lisa Densmore Ballard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762763043
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 232
View: 8066
State Hiking Series Each guide includes: - Hikes suited to every ability - Accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails - Up-to-date trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues - Detailed trail maps and GPS coordinates - Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best hiking seasons for each hike - Trail Finder for best hikes with dogs, children, great views, or wildlife viewing - Information on fees and permits, contacts, events and attractions, restaurants and accommodations, canine compatibility, and more - Zero-impact and wilderness safety tips and techniques *** This book features forty-two of the best day hikes and weekend backpacking trips in the mountain wilderness of northeastern New York State. From 360-degree mountaintop views to dramatic waterfalls and pristine ponds, it takes readers to the most scenic locations, some well-known and others off the beaten path.

Underwater Digital Photography for Dslrs

Author: Steven Dale Fish
Publisher: FishTales Press
ISBN: 0972832998
Category: Photography
Page: 244
View: 4899
Underwater Digital Photography for DSLRs will help you select a camera and housing that will fit your needs, show you how to maintain it in good working order and how to use your system to achieve the best results. The book is divided into three parts. Part One covers cameras, housings, accessories, and the care and maintenance of UW photo gear. Part Two covers underwater photography techniques for getting the best results from your equipment. Part Three discusses digital image processing including color and exposure correction, the use of special effects filters, retouching methods, composites and panoramas, automation techniques and methods of presenting your images.

Point and Shoot Underwater Digital Photography

Author: Steven Dale Fish
Publisher: FishTales Press
ISBN: 0972832971
Category: Photography
Page: 132
View: 4483
Point and Shoot Underwater Digital Photography will help you select a camera and housing that will fit your needs, show you how to maintain it in good working order and how to use your system to achieve the best results. The book is divided into two parts. Part One covers cameras, housings, accessories, and the care and maintenance of UW photo gear. Part Two covers underwater photography techniques for getting the best results from your equipment. This book is a valuable learning resource for both first time underwater photographers and for existing point and shoot camera owners who wish to improve their quality.

The Fool's Progress

An Honest Novel
Author: Edward Abbey
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 146680629X
Category: Fiction
Page: 528
View: 9063
The Fool's Progress, the "fat masterpiece" as Edward Abbey labeled it, is his most important piece of writing: it reveals the complete Ed Abbey, from the green grass of his memory as a child in Appalachia to his approaching death in Tuscon at age sixty two. When his third wife abandons him in Tucson, boozing, misanthropic anarchist Henry Holyoak Lightcap shoots his refrigerator and sets off in a battered pick-up truck for his ancestral home in West Virginia. Accompanied only by his dying dog and his memories, the irascible warhorse (a stand-in for the "real" Abbey) begins a bizarre cross-country odyssey--determined to make peace with his past--and to wage one last war against the ravages of "progress." "A profane, wildly funny, brash, overbearing, exquisite tour de force." -- The Chicago Tribune

Day Hiking South Cascades

Author: Dan Nelson
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 1594852553
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 384
View: 2463
CLICK HERE to download the 8 mile round trip hike called "Tatoosh Ridge" as well as the easy 4 mile hike called "Crofton Butte" from Day Hiking South Cascades * More than 100 day hikes, with options for linking them to longer routes * Compact, easy-carry size * Two color maps, charts and elevation profiles This handsome guide is full of charts and easy-to-find information that will help you quickly select your ideal hike. And once you're on the trail, you'll enjoy the sidebars on flora and fauna, and historical highlights that accompany many of the routes. There is a full-color front map and then two-color section maps, along with clear driving directions to the trail head, options for nearby camping, ratings for trail difficulty and photos of what you'll see on your hike. Hikes are typically less than 12 miles round trip. The Day Hiking series guidebooks are the most comprehensive and attractive trail guides available for Washington state.

Hikes in the Mid-Atlantic States

Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York
Author: Glenn Scherer,Don Hopey
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811726665
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 371
View: 1431
Explores the Appalachian Trail through Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.


Author: David M. Fetterman
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761913856
Category: Medical
Page: 165
View: 7714
Already an indispensable resource for doing ethnographic research, this updated edition takes a step forward - the Internet. It includes information on conducting searches about topics or sites, collecting census data, conducting interviews by chatting and videoconferencing, sharing notes and pictures about research sites, debating issues with colleagues on listservers and in online journals, and downloading useful data collection and analysis software. Retained from the First Edition is coverage of: the nature of field work; the equipment needed to conduct research; the analysis of data; the differences and similarities between qualitative and quantitative approaches; and writing the report.

New York Waterfalls

A Guide for Hikers & Photographers
Author: Scott E. Brown
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811742288
Category: Nature
Page: 320
View: 7316
A guide to 122 hikes to more than 300 publicly accessible waterfalls .

Recreation Handbook for Camp, Conference and Community, 2d ed.

Author: Roger E. Barrows
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786455799
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 329
View: 8283
Designed to provide youth leaders with fun and wholesome recreation activities for children between the ages of 8 and 18, this handbook includes chapters on games, rainy day activities, dramatics, storytelling, songs, campfire programs, worship and devotions, and inspiration for leaders. Sheet music and lyrics to songs featured in the book are also included. This second edition includes a new chapter on nature games and activities, along with several expanded and updated chapters from the original work. It is intended for use by anyone who works with youth in a recreation setting, from camp counselors and scoutmasters to parents and club advisors.

Green Eyes at Echo Valley

Author: Joan Sisson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465327096
Category: Fiction
Page: 95
View: 6659
This is Karens second summer at Credenda Ranch in the Rocky Mountains. Last year she was a guest for two weeks; this year shes there all summer as a hired hand. She met Craig, the young ranch hand last year, too. Karen thinks she is somewhat prepared for the work there, having studied topics that Hank, the Boss suggested. Shes an advocate of ecology, nature and animals. She soon learns theres a lot more to heavy ranch work, complicated by her encounters with prankster Jeff, another new hand, and Allyson, a guest of the ranch. The weather, loose horses, camp-outs and illnesses add to the mix.

Walking to Vermont

From Times Square into the Green Mountains -- a Homeward Adventure
Author: Christopher S. Wren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416589562
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
View: 6091
A distinguished former foreign correspondent embraces retirement by setting out alone on foot for nearly four hundred miles, and explores a side of America nearly as exotic as the locales from which he once filed. Traveling with an unwieldy pack and a keen curiosity, Christopher Wren bids farewell to the New York Times newsroom in midtown Manhattan and saunters up Broadway, through Harlem, the Bronx, and the affluent New York suburbs of Westchester and Putnam Counties. As his trek takes him into the Housatonic River Valley of Connecticut, the Berkshires of Massachusetts, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and along a bucolic riverbank in New Hampshire, the strenuous challenges become as much emotional as physical. Wren loses his way in a suburban thicket of million-dollar mansions, dodges speeding motorists, seeks serenity at a convent, shivers through a rainy night among Shaker ruins, camps in a stranger's backyard, panhandles cookies and water from a good samaritan, absorbs the lore of the Appalachian and Long Trails, sweats up and down mountains, and lands in a hospital emergency room. Struggling under the weight of a fifty-pound pack, he gripes, "We might grow less addicted to stuff if everything we bought had to be carried on our backs." He hangs out with fellow wanderers named Old Rabbit, Flash, Gatorman, Stray Dog, and Buzzard, and learns gratitude from the anonymous charity of trail angels. His rite of passage into retirement, with its heat and dust and blisters galore, evokes vivid reminiscences of earlier risks taken, sometimes at gunpoint, during his years spent reporting from Russia, China, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South America, and Africa. He loses track of time, waking with the sun, stopping to eat when hunger gnaws, and camping under starry skies that transform the nights of solitude. For all the self-inflicted hardship, he reports, "In fact, I felt pretty good." Wren has woven an intensely personal story that is candid and often downright hilarious. As Vermont turns from a destination into a state of mind, he concludes, "I had stumbled upon the secret of how utterly irrelevant chronological age is." This book, from the author of the acclaimed bestseller The Cat Who Covered the World, will delight not just hikers, walkers, and other lovers of the outdoors, but also anyone who contemplates retirement, wonders about foreign correspondents, or relishes a lively, off-beat adventure, even when it unfolds close to home.