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Gone Wild: Stories from a Lifetime of Wildlife Travel

Often amusing, sometimes romantic or fraught with danger, these 30 short stories are about local people, spectacular places and the special wildlife the author sets out to find. The stories include seeking out Arabian Oryx on the searing plains of the Saudi desert; eiderdown collecting in Iceland, crouching in swirling clouds and darkness on a knife-edge ridge in the rugged Madeiran mountains and swimming with Grey Seals off the Pemb...

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Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood

All histories of Hollywood are wrong. Why? Two words: Colonel Selig. This early pioneer laid the foundation for the movie industry that we know today. Active from 1896 to 1938, William N. Selig was responsible for an amazing series of firsts, including the first two-reel narrative film and the first two-hour narrative feature made in America; the first American movie serial with cliffhanger endings; the first westerns filmed in the W...

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Rolando Gomez's Lighting for Glamour Photography

Through a creative and controlled approach to lighting techniques, this informative reference on glamour photography demonstrates how to optimize the subject’s beauty. From simple sunlight to professional studio lighting systems, this manual presents practical examples of lighting sources and shows how to develop, refine, and execute such lighting in a variety of settings. Studio photography, indoor location shots, and outdoor shoots...

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Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora

One of the most important dance artists of the twentieth century, dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham (1909-2006) created works that thrilled audiences the world over. As an African American woman, she broke barriers of race and gender, most notably as the founder of an important dance company that toured the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia for several decades. Through both her company and her schools,...

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Biographical Dictionary of Modern World Leaders, Volumes 1 and 2, 1900 to 1991 and 1992 to the Present

Bringing together biographical information on world leaders from 1900 to the present, the two-volume "Biographical Dictionary of Modern World Leaders" provides an ideal introduction to the lives and work of the most influential and powerful people on the world stage. Political leaders of every stripe - from the Ayatollah Khomeini to Kofi Annan - can be found in this accessible A-to-Z reference set. Approximately 800 detailed biograph...

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Valter Longo - La dieta della longevità (2016)

La dieta della longevità. Dallo scienziato che ha rivoluzionato la ricerca su staminali e invecchiamento, la dieta mima-digiuno per vivere sani fino a 110 anni. Ce lo svela in questo libro Valter Longo, lo scienziato i cui studi rivoluzionari su genetica, alimentazione, staminali e longevità sono diventati il punto di riferimento imprescindibile per qualunque dieta smart. Rivoluzionari non solo perché dimostrano che è insita in noi, ...

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Distance Cycling

Century, brevet, cross-state, ultradistance—there is only one book that covers them all. Distance Cycling is a comprehensive guide for planning, training, and competing in long-distance events. Long-time distance cycling great John Hughes, an endurance coach and sport science expert, and coach Dan Kehlenbach team up to cover the sport from every angle. Combining sport science, including the latest research on training and conditionin...

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Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, 6th Edition

Written with the expertise of more than 30 industry experts, Aquatic Fitness Professional Manual, Sixth Edition, is the most comprehensive and relied-upon resource for fitness professionals, personal trainers, therapists, and facility or program managers who specialize in water exercise. No longer just for seniors, aquatic fitness has emerged at the forefront of fitness trends as a challenging reduced-impact option for group exercise...

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Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free

A New York Times bestseller Foreword by John Robbins, author of the international bestseller Diet for a New America In this book, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. shares the groundbreaking weight-loss solution based on her highly acclaimed Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and biology, Bright Line Eating explains why people who are desperate to lose weight fail again and again: It's because t...

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Sexual Dysfunctions: Special Issues

This book enhances our scientific understanding of sexual function and dysfunction from different perspectives. It presents evidence-based interventions for sexual dysfunctions in difficult medical situations such as cancer, and gives a valuable overview of recent experimental researches on the topic. This imperative work will be a practical resource for health care providers and researchers who are involved in the study of sexual he...