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Natasha's Dance Penguin
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Shadow of the Sun Penguin
'Only with the greatest of simplifications, for the sake of convenience, can we say Africa. In reality, except as a geographical term, Africa doesn't exist'. Ryszard Kapuscinski has been writing about the people of Africa throughout his career. In a study that avoids the official routes, palaces and big politics, he sets out to create an account of post-colonial Africa seen at once as a whole and as a location that wholly defies generalised explanations. It is both a sustained meditation on the mosaic of peoples and practises we call 'Africa', and an impassioned attempt to come to terms with humanity itself as it struggles to escape from foreign domination, from the intoxications of freedom, from war and from politics as theft. The Beginning: Collision, Ghana 1958 More than anything, one is struck by the light. Light everywhere. Brightness everywhere. Everywhere, the sun. Just yesterday, an autumnal London was drenched in rain. The airplane drenched in rain. A cold, wind, darkness. But here, from the morning
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation Random House US
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE - Winner of The New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award - "A new classic of science reporting." - The New York Times §§The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast of characters into a sweeping narrative in the tradition of A Civil Action, The Emperor of All Maladies, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks .§§One of New Jersey's seemingly innumerable quiet seaside towns, Toms River became the unlikely setting for a decades-long drama that culminated in 2001 with one of the largest legal settlements in the annals of toxic dumping. A town that would rather have been known for its Little League World Series champions ended up making history for an entirely different reason: a notorious cluster of childhood cancers scientifically linked to local air and water pollution. For years, large chemical companies had been using Toms River as their private dumping ground, burying tens of thousands of leaky drums in open pits and discharging billions of gallons of acid-laced wastewater into the town's namesake river.§§In an astonishing feat of investigative reporting, prize-winning journalist Dan Fagin recounts the sixty-year saga of rampant pollution and inadequate oversight that made Toms River a cautionary example for fast-growing industrial towns from South Jersey to South China. He tells the stories of the pioneering scientists and physicians who first identified pollutants as a cause of cancer, and brings to life the everyday heroes in Toms River who struggled for justice: a young boy whose cherubic smile belied the fast-growing tumors that had decimated his body from birth; a nurse who fought to bring the alarming incidence of childhood cancers to the attention of authorities who didn't want to listen; and a mother whose love for her stricken child transformed her into a tenacious advocate for change.§§A gripping human drama rooted in a centuries-old scientific quest, Toms River is a tale of dumpers at midnight and deceptions in broad daylight, of corporate avarice and government neglect, and of a few brave individuals who refused to keep silent until the truth was exposed.§§ NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR AND KIRKUS REVIEWS §§"A thrilling journey full of twists and turns, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the dramatic skill of a novelist." - Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., author of the Pulitzer Prize
Prague - A Guide To The Magical Heart Of Europe / Praha - Průvodce Magickým Srdcem Evropy (Anglicky)
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Podrobny Pruvodce Po Pamatkach A Dejinach Prahy Vychazi Vstric Zejmena Tem Navstevnikum, Kterym Nestaci Pouze Encyklopedicke Pruvodcovske Informace, Ale Kteri Se Snazi Nase Mesto Pochopit, Porozumet Mu A Hloubeji Se S Nim Szit. Tuto Knihu Charakterizovat Jako Pruvodce, Zasnenou Knihu Pribehu A Male Dejiny Prahy V Jedne Podobe. - 43 Vhodne Zvolenych Prochazek, Ktere Se Daji Navzajem Kombinovat - Nejvyznamnejsi Pamatky A Umelecke Skvosty Prahy - Rarity A Zajimavosti, Ktere V Beznych Pruvodcich Nenajdete - Vyznamne Osobnosti V Praze - Zivot V Magicke Praze - Pribehy A Povesti. 424 Barevnych Fotografii, Prehledne Plany A Mapky. This Is Not Only A Guide Book, But Also A Small History And Treasure Chest Of Forgotten Tales. Let's Stroll Through Prague And Delve Beneath The Surface Of Streets And Stone Walls. The Places You Visit Will Be Enlivened By Their Rich History. The Paving Where You Stand Will Vibrate With The Steps Of Giants Such As Franz Kafka, Angelo Maria Ripellino, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart And Many Others. Incidentally Even Today's Prague Has A Strong Genius Loci - As Confirmed By, Amongst Others, The Writer Terry Pratchett, Prince Charles And Possibly Even The King Of Spain, Juan Carlos. This Guide To The Magical Heart Of Europe, Is Presented In The Form Of 43 Walks Of Discovery, Which Have Been Devised For You By Philosopher And Historian Vladislav Dudak, The Author Of A Series Of Successful Publications About Monuments, Architecture, Art And History. The Creator Of The Photographs, Jiri Podrazil, Is An Outstanding Photographer Specialising In Historical Landmarks And Architecture. Let His Photographer's Eye Be Your Best Guide In The Choice Of Walks. Amongst Others Things We Will Look At Prague Castle - The Most Extensive Royal Seat In Europe. We Will Meander Along The Famous Charles Bridge, Enter The Gardens And Palaces Of The Lesser Quarter And Wander Through Secretive Lanes In The Old Town. We Will Admire The Ancient Monuments Of The World Famous Jewish Town, And The Unique Gothic Wall Paintings Of The Cloisters Of The Na Slovanech Monastery In The New Town. And In Among The Grand Treasures, We Will Be Surprised At Every Step, By Discoveries Which May Be Less Well Known, But Are Frequently Even More Beautiful.
Soviet photographers Books LLC, Reference Series
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 31. Chapters: Roman Vishniac, Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky, Vladimir Shukhov, Alexander Sliussarev, Igor Kostin, Alexander Rodchenko, Yevgeny Khaldei, Karl Bulla, Igor Moukhin, Alexander Drankov, Max Penson, Semyon Davidovich Kirlian, Roman Karmen, Boris Mikhailov, Mikhail Evstafiev, Gustav Klutsis, Pyotr Otsup, Vytautas Stanionis, Natalia Skobeeva, Boris Savelev, Antanas Sutkus, Gueorgui Pinkhassov, Mikhail Kaufman, Dmitri Baltermants, Sergey Chilikov, Alexander Zemlianichenko, Emmanuil Evzerikhin, Andrey Soloviev, Mark Redkin, Pavel Novitsky. Excerpt: Roman Vishniac (pronounced , Russian: ; August 19, 1897 - January 22, 1990) was a Russian-American photographer, best known for capturing on film the culture of Jews in Central and Eastern Europe before the Holocaust. A complete archive of his work now rests at the International Center of Photography. Vishniac was an extremely diverse photographer, an accomplished biologist and a knowledgeable collector and teacher of art history. Throughout his life, he made significant scientific contributions to photomicroscopy and time-lapse photography. Vishniac was very interested in history, especially that of his ancestors. In turn, he was strongly tied to his Jewish roots and was a Zionist later in life. Roman Vishniac won international acclaim for his photography: his pictures from the shtetlach and Jewish ghettos, celebrity portraits, and images of microscopic biology. He is known for his book A Vanished World, published in 1983, which was one of the first such pictorial documentations of Jewish culture in Eastern Europe from that period, and also for his great humanism, respect and awe for life, sentiments that can be seen in all aspects of his work. Roman was born in his grandparents' dacha outside Saint Petersburg, in the town of Pavlovsk, and grew up in Moscow. To live in this city was a right granted to few Jews but Roman could live there because his father, Solomon Vishniac, was a wealthy manufacturer of umbrellas, and his mother, Manya, was the daughter of affluent diamond dealers (Roman also had a sister, Katja). During the summer months; however, the Vishniacs would leave: Moscow often became uncomfortably hot and the family would retreat to a dacha a few miles outside of that city. As a child, Roman Vishniac was fascinated by biology and photography, and his room was filled with "plants, insects, fish and small animals". On his seventh birthday, he got a microscope from his grandmother, to which he promptly hooked up a camera, and by which he photographed the mu
Taking Shape - Carmina Figurata Able Muse Press
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An eclectic mix of shapes and subjects populate Taking Shape-Jan D. Hodge's full-length collection of carmina figurata (sometimes called shaped poems, pattern poetry, or figure poems). Hodge's many masterpieces include depictions of a saxophone, a Madonna and Child, a combination piano/guillotine, and other silhouettes of amazing difficulty and detail. These poems are not only visually stunning, they are also sonically beautiful, and retain a transcendent freedom while conforming to both illustrative and metrical constraints. Taking Shape is a visual feast of inspired poetry. PRAISE FOR TAKING SHAPE: Are not all printed formal poems shaped poems? The sonnet, the hymn, the sestina, and the ghazal all have characteristic shapes rather like boxes that confine their subjects. In Jan D. Hodge's Taking Shape the subjects have burst from their cages and confront us immediately with what they are. Then the words they are made of can reveal their inner beings. The long closure of "Spring" describes the best way to read these poems. I have long known what prayer is, but I never knew what one looked like until I read "Madonna and Child." - Fred Chappell, author of The Fred Chappell Reader Here is a perfect matching of shapes and poetry. Through a wide-ranging array of subjects and tones, Hodge's mastery of language within such challenging constraints is truly impressive. Syntax and rhythm, metaphor and symbol (see for instance "The One That Got Away" or "The Lesson of the Snow"), conversational snippets and quatrains, are surprisingly nuanced. Even the occasional poems-wedding, elegy, Valentine's day, Halloween, Christmas, an early morning poetry reading-find new things to say and striking ways to say them. These poems reward reading again and again. - Robert J. Conley, author of Mountain Windsong Jan D. Hodge is the master par excellence of carmina figurata. In Taking Shape you'll see such word-pictures as the Chinese ideogram for spring; a harpsichord poised before a guillotine; a still life with quill pen and ink bottle, T-square and drafting triangle. More amazing still, Hodge forms many of the intricate images with metered language-in one case in medieval alliterative verse! In a poem about baseball Hodge writes, "forgiveness/ is the best/ we dare hope for in this bruised world/ the thinnest/ chance that lets us somehow/ slide home free"; here "only by grace . . . can we be safe." Hodge knows of grace, his poems are full of grace, and Taking Shape, like grace itself, is a gift of utter beauty. - Vince Gotera, Editor, North American Review ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Having grown up in a letterpress print shop in small town Michigan, Jan D. Hodge received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Michigan and his PhD from the University of New Mexico, where he wrote his dissertation on Charles Dickens. He taught at Rockford (Illinois) College and at Morningside College in Si
Sketchbook University of Washington Press
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William Cumming began as a self-taught artist who grew up in Tukwila, a small town outside Seattle. In 1937, at the age of twenty, he met Morris Graves, who was at that time working in Seattle for the Federal Art project of the Works Progress Administration. Through Graves he soon became part of the circle of friends who came to be known as the Northwest School of artists: Mark Tobey, then nearing fifty, the patriarchal leader of the group; Kenneth Callahan and his wife Margaret, a writer and critic who became Cumming's particular mentor; Guy Anderson, Lubin Petric, and others. He has taught for many years at the Art Institute of Seattle and Cornish College of the Arts."Bill Cumming is at once an exceptional and successful regional artist and one of the most erudite, perceptive, and entertainingly cantankerous characters in this part of the world. [He] tells what it was like to be an artist in the Great Depression, tells tales out of school about such international luminaries as Mark Tobey and Morris Graves, tells how the Northwest School (of which he was the youngest member) developed, tells about the early success -- and ultimate failure -- of the Communist movement in the Far West, and shows how the political, economic, and cultural events of a half-century affected the life of a region and of its creative minority. Cumming is a natural raconteur, equipped with more literary wit and charm than most professional writers." -- Tom Robbins"Besides being one of the Northwest's best painters, Bill Cumming has certainly had a knack for being, historically speaking, in the right place at the right time. Beyond being good local history, his "Sketchbook" is a moving, sometimes chillingly perceptive, and certainly fascinating glimpse into the nature of artists themselves." -- Wesley Wehr
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A Comprehensive Survey Of The Work Of One Of America's Best-known Photographers. Renowned For His Melancholic, Dramatic And Painterly Images Of Small-town America, Gregory Crewdson Has Evolved Over A Nearly Thirty-year Career Into One Of The World's Most Acclaimed Photographers.
Gregory Crewdson RIZZOLI PUBLICATIONS
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A comprehensive survey of the work of one of America's best-known photographers. Renowned for his melancholic, dramatic and painterly images of small-town America, Gregory Crewdson has evolved over a nearly thirty-year career into one of the world's most acclaimed photographers.
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