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Fred Picker - Zone VI Workshop

Stresses the importance of blending artistic creativity with flawless photographic technique and describes proper exposure, developing, and printing procedures

Publisher: Amphoto Books
Published: May 1, 1976
Pages: 110
ISBN: 0817405747

Carson Graves - The Zone System for 35MM Photographers: A Basic Guide to Exposure Control

Thousands of photographers have used the simple techniques described in this book to produce consistently excellent negatives and luminous prints. In this long awaited new edition, offering updated material and examples, Graves shows photographers how to apply the principles and procedures of the Zonemore...Thousands of photographers have used the simple techniques described in this book to produce consistently excellent negatives and luminous prints. In this long awaited new edition, offering updated material and examples, Graves shows photographers how to apply the principles and procedures of the Zone System to both black and white and color photography. His proven methods allow even beginning photographers to relate the theory of the Zone System to their own equipment, materials, working procedures, and photographic tastes. Better still, the book imparts the understanding that the Zone System is not just a technique, but a way of thinking about photography that allows its practitioners greater freedom and creativity. Graves' approach is based on the experiences and successes of hundreds of students. Special attention is given to the needs of roll film users with methods adapted especially for 35mm cameras. Over 80 illustrations, including full pages of color, provide clear examples of the techniques described. You won't need to learn logarithms or buy special equipment. This is not just the easiest to understand explanation of the Zone System available; it is a way to change your whole perception about the photographic image.Carson Graves has been teaching, exhibiting, and writing about photography for over twenty years at schools and workshops around the country, including Arizona State University, Ohio University, and the Maine Photographic Workshops. He is the author of another highly respected photographic manual, Elements of Black & White Printing (Focal Press).

Publisher: Focal Press
Published: Jan 1, 1997
Pages: 130
ISBN: 0240802039

Tim Lebbon - Hellboy: The Fire Wolves

Hellboy is called to Amalfi, Italy, by Franca, a young member of the Esposito family. She fears that a dark curse on her family is about to claim her cousin as its next victim. Hellboy makes his way to their large home... and he encounters a flaming demona fire wolfwhich he successfully fightsmore...Hellboy is called to Amalfi, Italy, by Franca, a young member of the Esposito family. She fears that a dark curse on her family is about to claim her cousin as its next victim. Hellboy makes his way to their large home... and he encounters a flaming demona fire wolfwhich he successfully fights off.Hellboy and Franca make their way to Pompeii, where Franca remembers seeing an image of the fire wolf whilst on an archaeological dig. Hellboy unearths the shriveled corpse of a demon hunter who was buried during the AD 79 eruption of Vesuvius, and it tells him of the fire demon that escaped the grip of the volcano... leading to that devastating eruption.As the volcano rumbles again, with a new thirst for human blood, an eruption even more devastating than that historical catastrophe looks very, very close"Tim Lebbon is an immense talent and he's become a new favorite. He has a style and approach unique to the genre." —Joe R. Lansdale

Publisher: Dark Horse Books
Published: Mar 31, 2009
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1595822046
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Kiki Abbott - The Husband Hunt (a novella) (The Bachelor Series)

The Bachelor Series - Book 1Seattle food critic Jaxie Hart is dumped by her quarterback boyfriend and hoping to show him her adventurous side, she goes on the famous reality show The Husband Hunt. When she finds out that the Bachelor is someone forbidden, Jaxie must consider taking herself out of themore...The Bachelor Series - Book 1Seattle food critic Jaxie Hart is dumped by her quarterback boyfriend and hoping to show him her adventurous side, she goes on the famous reality show The Husband Hunt. When she finds out that the Bachelor is someone forbidden, Jaxie must consider taking herself out of the competition even though for the first time in her life she's actually falling in love.

Publisher: Abbott Press
Published: Feb 28, 2013
Pages: 46
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Hailey Abbott - The Bridesmaid

After years of watching couples come to blows over ice sculptures, Abby wants no part of the family business. She’d rather spend weekends kicking a soccer ball or antagonizing Noah, the cute son of a famous pastry chef–not doing the Electric Slide.Then Abby’s barely legal sister,more...After years of watching couples come to blows over ice sculptures, Abby wants no part of the family business. She’d rather spend weekends kicking a soccer ball or antagonizing Noah, the cute son of a famous pastry chef–not doing the Electric Slide.Then Abby’s barely legal sister, Carol, does the unthinkable–she announces she’s getting married and wants Abby to be her maid of honor. Clearly, Carol has lost her mind! Will Abby soon lose hers?So what if Carol turns into Bridezilla? So what if the dresses are hideous? So what if the invitations get messed up? So what if Noah looks extra hot with frosting in his hair? Abby can handle it. After all, it’s just one day. Right?

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Published: May 24, 2005
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0385732201
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Tim Lebbon - Coldbrook

Publisher: Hammer
Published: Oct 11, 2012
ISBN: 0099571560
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Alexandra Robbins - The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School

*Now a New York Times bestseller*   In a smart, entertaining, reassuring book that reads like fiction, Alexandra Robbins manages to cross Gossip Girl with Freaks and Geeks and explain the fascinating psychology and science behind popularity and outcasthood. She reveals that the things thatmore...*Now a New York Times bestseller*   In a smart, entertaining, reassuring book that reads like fiction, Alexandra Robbins manages to cross Gossip Girl with Freaks and Geeks and explain the fascinating psychology and science behind popularity and outcasthood. She reveals that the things that set students apart in high school are the things that help them stand out later in life. Robbins follows seven real people grappling with the uncertainties of high school social life, including: The Loner, who has withdrawn from classmates since they persuaded her to unwittingly join her own hate club; The Popular Bitch, a cheerleading captain both seduced by and trapped within her clique's perceived prestige; The Nerd, whose differences cause students to laugh at him and his mother to needle him for not being "normal"; The New Girl, determined to stay positive as classmates harass her for her mannerisms and target her because of her race; The Gamer, an underachiever in danger of not graduating, despite his intellect and his yearning to connect with other students; The Weird Girl, who battles discrimination and gossipy politics in school but leads a joyous life outside of it; The Band Geek, who is alternately branded too serious and too emo, yet annually runs for class president. In the middle of the year, Robbins surprises her subjects with a secret challenge--experiments that force them to change how classmates see them. Robbins intertwines these narratives--often triumphant, occasionally heartbreaking, and always captivating--with essays exploring subjects like the secrets of popularity, being excluded doesn't mean there's anything wrong with you, why outsiders succeed, how schools make the social scene worse--and how to fix it. The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth is not just essential reading for students, teachers, parents, and anyone who deals with teenagers, but for all of us, because at some point in our lives we'v

Publisher: Hyperion
Published: May 3, 2011
Pages: 448
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David Robbins - Nevada Run/Miami Run (Endworld Double)

Publisher: Leisure Books (Mm)
Published: Jan 1, 1900
ISBN: 0843932023
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Donald Chubb B.S.E. M.S.E. and Ph.D. - Fundamentals of Thermophotovoltaic Energy Conversion

This is a text book presenting the fundamentals of thermophotovoltaic(TPV) energy conversion suitable for an upper undergraduate or first year graduate course. In addition it can serve as a reference or design aid for engineers developing TPV systems. Mathematica design programs for interferencemore...This is a text book presenting the fundamentals of thermophotovoltaic(TPV) energy conversion suitable for an upper undergraduate or first year graduate course. In addition it can serve as a reference or design aid for engineers developing TPV systems. Mathematica design programs for interference filters and a planar TPV system are included on a CD-Rom disk. Each chapter includes a summary and concludes with a set of problems.The first chapter presents the electromagnetic theory and radiation transfer theory necessary to calculate the optical properties of the components in a TPV optical cavity. Using a simplified model, Chapter 2 develops expressions for the maximum efficiency and power density for an ideal TPV system. The next three chapters consider the three major components in a TPV system; the emitter, filter and photovoltaic(PV) array. Chapter 3 applies the electromagnetic theory and radiation transfer theory presented in Chapter 1 in the calculation of spectral emittance. From the spectral emittance the emitter efficiency is calculated. Chapter 4 discusses interference, plasma and resonant array filters plus an interference filter with an imbedded metallic layer, a combined interference-plasma filter and spectral control using a back surface reflector(BSR) on the PV array. The theory necessary to calculate the optical properties of these filters is presented. Chapter 5 presents the fundamentals of semiconductor PV cells. Using transport equations calculation of the current-voltage relation for a PV cell is carried out. Quantum efficiency, spectral response and the electrical equivalent circuit for a PV cell are introduced so that the PV cell efficiency and power output can be calculated.The final three chapters of the book consider the combination of the emitter, filter and PV array that make up the optical cavity of a TPV system. Chapter 6 applies radiation transfer theory to calculate the cavity efficiency of planar and cylindrical optical cavities. Also introduced in Chapter 6 are the overall TPV efficiency, thermal efficiency and PV efficiency. Leakage of radiation out of the optical cavity results in a significant loss in TPV efficiency. Chapter 7 considers that topic. The final chapter presents a model for a planar TPV system.Six appendices present background information necessary to carry out theoretical developments in the text. Two of the appendices include Mathematica programs for the spectral optical properties of multi-layer interference filters and a planar TPV system. These programs are contained on a CD-Rom disk included with the book. · First text written on thermophotovoltaic(TPV) energy conversion· Includes all the necessary theory to calculate TPV system performance · Author has been doing TPV energy conversion research since 1980's· Emphasizes the fundamentals of TPV energy conversion· Includes a summary and problem set at the end of each chapter· Mathematica programs for calculatin

Publisher: Elsevier Science
Published: Jul 17, 2007
Pages: 530
ISBN: 0444527214
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Leighann Dobbs - Killer Cupcakes (A Lexy Baker Bakery Cozy Mystery)

Things are going great for Lexy Baker. She's finally opened her dream bakery, gotten rid of her cheating boyfriend and settled into her grandmothers house with her perky dog Sprinkles at her side.But her blissful life doesn't last long. When her ex boyfriend is found poisoned with cupcakesmore...Things are going great for Lexy Baker. She's finally opened her dream bakery, gotten rid of her cheating boyfriend and settled into her grandmothers house with her perky dog Sprinkles at her side.But her blissful life doesn't last long. When her ex boyfriend is found poisoned with cupcakes from her bakery, Lexy finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation headed up by her hunky neighbor detective Jack Perillo.With the help of a gang of iPad toting, would-be detective grandmothers, Lexy decides to take it upon herself to find the real murderer in order to clear her name and get her bakery back in business. As things heat up on the murder trail, in the kitchen and between Lexy and the hunky detective, it's a race against time to put the real murderer behind bars and get back to baking.Will Lexy get her man?>> Includes the recipe for Lexy's famous cupcake tops!

Published: Nov 1, 2012
Pages: 73
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Bobbi Romans - Updraft (sWet)

What happens when a blind date turns into an inferno? Pray for an updraft. And a smoking hot fireman who’ll stoke the flames rather than extinguish.

Publisher: Shara Azod, LLC
Published: Oct 22, 2013
Pages: 19
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Catherine Webb - Satan - Retter der Welt

Publisher: Luebbe Verlagsgruppe
Published: Aug 31, 2007
Pages: 316
ISBN: 340420574X
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David Nobbs - The Complete Pratt

Publisher: Random House UK
Published: Jan 1, 1900
Pages: 374
ISBN: 0749325267
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Abby Reynolds - Unstoppable (Forehead Kisses #4)

Scotty is determined not to have a meaningful relationship for the rest of his life. After losing his parents so tragically and watching his cousin struggle through her demons, he can’t afford to lose anyone else. The nights of random hook ups satisfy him for the time being.

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more...Scotty is determined not to have a meaningful relationship for the rest of his life. After losing his parents so tragically and watching his cousin struggle through her demons, he can’t afford to lose anyone else. The nights of random hook ups satisfy him for the time being.

But then he spots Livia in the library, a woman who’s determined to remain invisible, and he’s hooked on her beauty. Wanting another night of passionate sex, he makes a move.

But she rejects him, coldly.

Scotty quickly realizes all he’ll ever get from this girl is friendship. But the longer he gets to know her, the more he realizes it’s better than empty sex. Falling for her deeper than he expected, Scotty realizes he wants something more. But there’s one problem.

She doesn’t.


Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Published: Oct 4, 2014
Pages: 186
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Tony Abbott - Goofballs #3: Superhero Silliness

Jeff, Mara, Brian, and Kelly are Goofballs and proud of it. Goofball private eyes. Together, they solve mysteries. How do they discover the truth? They use funny disguises (dressing up in aluminum foil), nutty inventions (dropped notes the bad guys must stop to read), and their secret weapon:more...Jeff, Mara, Brian, and Kelly are Goofballs and proud of it. Goofball private eyes. Together, they solve mysteries. How do they discover the truth? They use funny disguises (dressing up in aluminum foil), nutty inventions (dropped notes the bad guys must stop to read), and their secret weapon: Sparky the Goofdog!When super-rich kid Randall Crandall asks the Goofballs to help him protect his world-famous collection from a notorious thief, they can’t wait to get started. Randall’s hosting a superhero party, and the detectives will have to blend in to sniff out the criminal. Crazy costumes and off-the-wall schemes mean this is going to be the Goofballs' goofiest mystery yet.

Publisher: EgmontUSA
Published: Oct 9, 2012
Pages: 112
ISBN: 1606843672
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