Johor: 300 Early Postcards
Johor: 300 Early Postcards will present a series of postcard galleries showing various aspects of the Peninsular Malaysian state of Johor from the late 19th century to the mid-20th century, in particular the changing landscapes and townscapes. The book will be a richly informative visual guide to a formative period in Johor’s history. The postcards presented in the book will be drawn from the vast postcard collection of Dr Cheah Jin Seng, the author of Malaya: 500 Early Postcards, Penang: 500 Early Postcards, Perak: 300 Early Postcards, Selangor: 300 Early Postcards and Singapore: 500 Early Postcards.
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From the half-timbered Alsatian houses of Eguisheim to the vines and lavender fields of Montclus in the Languedoc-Roussillon, this fully illustrated guide unveils the beauty of rural France, providing complete visitor’s information for these exceptionally preserved destinations. Carefully chosen each year through a rigorous selection process, the French villages featured in this official guide are replete with historical, architectural, and natural riches. An introductory paragraph presents the location and history of each village, and is accompanied by recommendations for monuments, museums, and other notable places to visit. Practical information includes accommodation options ranging from hotels to campsites, restaurants and markets, and artisanal produce and local specialties. Details on leisure activities encompass festivals and events, sports, golf, and other excursions that encourage visitors to explore the surrounding area on walks and hikes, by canoe, or on horseback. The book includes an overview map of France, and each village is featured on an easy-to-read road map, accompanied by indications for the best way to arrive by road, train, and airplane. Suggestions for neighboring villages and sites that should not be missed, along with their proximity, simplifies itinerary planning. Cross-references and an index by region complete this practical, authoritative, and accessible guide.
About the Author
Founded in 1982, the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France protects and promotes the heritage of French villages selected for their patrimonial wealth and architectural quality. They are committed to sustainable development and the preservation of rural, historical, and cultural heritage.”
A life shared with pets brings many emotions. We feel love for our companions, certainly, and happiness at the thought that we re providing them with a safe, healthy life. But there s another emotion, less often acknowledged, that can be nearly as powerful: guilt. When we see our cats gazing wistfully out the window, or watch a goldfish swim lazy circles in a bowl, we can t help but wonder: are we doing the right thing, keeping these independent beings locked up, subject to our control? Is keeping pets actually “good” for the pets themselves? That s the question that animates Jessica Pierce s powerful “Run, Spot, Run.” A lover of pets herself (including, over the years, dogs, cats, fish, rats, hermit crabs, and more), Pierce understands the joys that pets bring us. But she also refuses to deny the ambiguous ethics at the heart of the relationship, and through a mix of personal stories, philosophical reflections, and scientifically informed analyses of animal behavior and natural history, she puts pet-keeping to the test. Is it ethical to keep pets at all? Are some species more suited to the relationship than others? Are there species one should never attempt to own? And are there ways that we can improve our pets lives, so that we can be confident that we are giving them as much as they give us? Deeply empathetic, yet rigorous and unflinching in her thinking, Pierce has written a book that is sure to help any pet owner, unsettling assumptions but also giving them the knowledge to build deeper, better relationships with the animals with whom they ve chosen to share their lives.”
About the Author
Jessica Pierce is a bioethicist, the author of “The Last Walk,” and coauthor of “Wild Justice.”
Everything you need to know about your new N1 camera! Portable and full color, this guide is packed with everything you want and need to know in order to take amazing photos using your new Nikon Camera N1. Veteran author J. Dennis Thomas walks you through the essential controls, features, and functions of the N1 using step-by-step instructions and providing full-color images of each menu screen. You'll learn how to adjust white balance, autofocus, and exposure as well as choose lens and adjust settings. The handy trim size allows this guide to go where you go, allowing you easy access to information quickly so you can get the exact shot you want when you want it. Helps you make the most of your Camera N1 and get the shots you want Features valuable insight from a successful professional photographer for capturing unique and memorable portrait, candid, action, travel, sports, and other shots Provides step-by-step explanations on techniques and tips, all aimed at getting you comfortable and confident with your camera Go beyond the basic manual and the standard settings and see what your Camera N1 can do with Camera N1 Digital Field Guide !
About the Author
J. Dennis Thomas is an Austin, Texas, based photographer and the author of more than twenty Nikon Digital Field Guides. He is also a contributing author of articles on photographic theory and technique for Digital Photo magazine, MasteringPhoto.com, and maintains his own website, the Nikon Digital Field Guide Online (http://NikonDFG.com).
This book draws upon the Magnum archive to present a celebration of the great photographers who have captured those most fugitive of moments in cycling: the personalities, emotions and human endurance. It is grouped into thematic chapters, with works by a range of photographers, showing carefully picture-edited images with discursive captions. Each chapter also features one 'story' of an iconic moment, event or scene captured by a single photographer. They explore themes such as the Tour de France, track racing in the velodrome, winter training and the revelry of the fans and crowds, with images by a variety of iconic photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Guy Le Querrec and Harry Gruyaert.