The Olympus Pen F is one of the most versatile and accomplished fully digital cameras ever produced. That makes it a formidable imaging tool but also gives the user a steep learning curve to get the best from it. For example, the Custom Menu alone has more than 140 entries, each with their own sub-entries. This book helps you over that learning curve by going through the menu options one by one, explaining what they do and why you might want to do it. At the end of the book, I illustrate, item by item, every menu setting I use as my basic camera setup, followed by an index of the contents. It won't be your ideal setup but it will give you a working configuration from which to find it. After a more than 40 years career as a professional news and magazine photographer, I went over to Micro Four Thirds camera for all my work almost as soon as they came out. I've never regretted that and I hope that with my little book you'll come to respect and admire these little jewels of camera technology as much as I do.
The Olympus O-MD E-M1 is one of the most accomplished fully digital cameras ever produced. That makes it a formidable imaging tool but also gives the user a steep learning curve to get the best from it. For example, the Custom Menu alone has more than 50 entries, each with their own sub-entries. This book helps you over that learning curve by going through the menu options one by one, explaining what they do and why you might want to do it. At the end of the book, I illustrate, item by item, every menu setting I use as my basic camera setup. It won't be your ideal setup but it will give you a working configuration from which to find it. After a more than 40 years career as a professional news and magazine photographer, I went over to Micro Four Thirds camera for all my work almost as soon as they came out. I've never regretted that and I hope that with my little book you'll come to respect and admire these little jewels of camera technology as much as I do.
The Lillian Lectures
Author: Wendy Agnew
Publisher: Coach House Books
Hide under your bed! Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret meets South Park in The Lillian Lectures, a collection of short poems and cheerfully nasty illustrations that will turn your universe on its head. Remember how strange you thought sex and God were when you were little? Six-year-old Melanie is weirder and naughtier than you ever were, and now she's passing her wealth of wacky wisdom on to her little sister, Lillian. Your mom would never let you play with them, but you sure would have wanted to; Melanie is the ultimate bad influence.
The Female Nude
Author: Lynda Nead
Anyone who examines the history of Western art must be struck by the prevalence of images of the female body. More than any other subject, the female nude connotes `art'. The framed image of a female body, hung on the walls of an art gallery, is an icon of Western culture, a symbol of civilization and accomplishment. But how and why did the female nude acquire this status? The Female Nude brings together, in an entirely new way, analysis of the historical tradition of the female nude and discussion of recent feminist art, and by exploring the ways in which acceptable and unacceptable images of the female body are produced and maintained, renews recent debates on high culture and pornography. The Female Nude represents the first feminist survey of the most significant subject in Western art. It reveals how the female nude is now both at the centre and at the margins of high culture. At the centre, and within art historical discourse, the female nude is seen as the visual culmination of enlightenment aesthetics; at the edge, it risks losing its repectability and spilling over into the obscene.
Author: Lawrence Alloway, Mary Davis MacNaughton
Publisher: Hudson Hills
Covers the full scope of Gottlieb's achievement.
The Air Raid Killer
Author: Frank Goldammer
Publisher: Max Heller, Dresden Detective
"I am not a Communist. I am not a Nazi. I am Max Heller." In the final days of the Third Reich, with the historic city of Dresden on the brink of destruction, terrifying rumors spread about the Fright Man, a demonic killer who exploited the cover of a nighttime air raid siren to mutilate and kill a young nurse. Just as seasoned detective Max Heller begins investigating, the Fright Man kills again... The investigation seems hopeless. Desperate refugees flood the streets, all of Heller's resources are depleted, and his new boss is a ruthless SS officer. And like so many others, Heller and his wife, Karin, survive on meager rations while fearing for the lives of their sons at the front. But as tensions mount and enemy firebombs decimate the city, dangerous new clues come to light--and the determined Heller pursues a violent and twisting path to unmask a monster.
Two Planks and a Passion
Author: Roland Huntford
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Roland Huntford's brilliant history begins 20,000 years ago in the last ice age on the icy tundra of an unformed earth. Man is a travelling animal, and on these icy slopes skiing began as a means of survival. That it has developed into the leisure and sporting pursuit of choice by so much of the globe bears testament to its elemental appeal. In polar exploration, it has changed the course of history. Elsewhere, in war and peace, it has done so too.Â The origins of skiing are bound up in with the emergence of modern man and the world we live in today. Â
Author: Donna Leon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Donna Leon’s eighteen novels have won her countless fans, heaps of critical acclaim, and a place among the top ranks of international crime writers. Through the warm-hearted, perceptive, and principled Commissario Guido Brunetti, Leon’s best-selling books have explored Venice in all its aspects: history, tourism, high culture, food, family, but also violent crime and political corruption. In About Face, Leon returns to one of her signature subjects: the environment, which has reached a crisis in Italy. Incinerators across the south of Italy are at full capacity, burning who-knows-what and releasing unacceptable levels of dangerous air pollutants, while in Naples, enormous garbage piles grow in the streets. In Venice, with the polluted waters of the canals and a major chemical complex across the lagoon, the issue is never far from the fore. Environmental concerns become significant in Brunetti’s work when an investigator from the Carabiniere, looking into the illegal hauling of garbage, asks for a favor. But the investigator is not the only one with a special request. His father-in-law needs help and a mysterious woman comes into the picture. Brunetti soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation into murder and corruption more dangerous than anything he’s seen before.
Luke uncovers a plot to steal a famous painting and gets caught up in the gang's attempt to break a code that will lead them to a stash of Nazi gold.
Author: Jeff Burk
After the apocalypse, three Star Trek fans and their morbidly obese cat embark on a quest to save their beloved idol, the one and only William Shatner, from the hostile world America has become. But their journey will not be easy, for the wasteland is filled with cannibal cults, Klingon biker gangs, Zombie Borg, and all manner of mutant creatures. And once they arrive at their destination, they discover that William Shatner has been transformed into Shatzilla - a giant 100-story radioactive monster hell-bent on destroying all of Los Angeles. Now instead of saving Shatner from this new apocalyptic world, these three fans must save the world from this new apocalyptic Shatner. If only there was another giant monster who could take him down... From the author who brought you the cult hit "Shatnerquake," comes another Shat-tastic sci-fi comedy that proves once and for all that there actually is something even bigger than William Shatner's ego. And it is... William Shatner.
Author: Carlton Mellick, III
"Teddy bears, dollies, and little green soldiers - they've all had enough of you. They're sick of being treated like playthings for spoiled little brats. They have no rights, no property, no hope for a future of any kind. You've left them with no other option - in order to be free, they must exterminate the human race. Julie is a human girl undergoing reconstructive surgery in order to become a stuffed animal. Her plan: to infiltrate enemy lines in order to save her family from the toy death camps. But when an army of plushy soldiers invade the underground bunker where she has taken refuge, Julie will be forced to move forward with her plan despite her transformation being not entirely complete."--Page 4 of cover.
Sex, Lies, and Vampires
Author: Katie MacAlister
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Wickedly sexy and wildly humorous…[a] wonderfully original, practically perfect paranormal treat. —Booklist When it comes to creating the very best in passionate and wildly funny contemporary paranormal romance fiction featuring sexy, brooding, unforgettable immortal males, Katie MacAllister is at the head of the class, right alongside Avon’s own Lynsay Sands of Argeneau vampire family fame. One of the earliest and best-loved novels in Katie’s acclaimed chronicles of the Dark Ones, Sex, Lies and Vampires is one winner of a paranormal delight—uniting a beautiful, flawed Charmer with a disgraced Dark One, doomed for betraying his own kind. A thrilling supernatural love story featuring hungry demons, poltergeists, the undead…even some restless mummies, Sex, Lies and Vampires will make you a Katie MacAllister fan for all eternity!