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1. Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion
2. Vogue Hommes: Mikhail Baryshnikov,
3. Plants and Harappan Subsistence:
4. Havasupai Habitat: A.F. Whiting's
5. Price Theory Applications STUDY
6. Earth and Sky - starring Annette
7. The Success of Open Source
8. Visionaire No. 49: Decades
9. Merry Go Round (Library Edition
10. Deviant Globalization
11. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Seattle:
12. It [With Earbuds]
13. The End of Arrogance: America
14. WINGS. "Duet For Cello and Plane."
15. Weber of Stevens Point, Wis. "If
16. Club Land Alan Alda, Steven Weber,
17. WINGS. "The Houseguest." Original
18. Approval voting: Voting system,
19. Atlas of Lacrimal Surgery
20. Weber Moviegram Method of FLY

1. Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue
by Peter Lindbergh, Bruce Weber, Michael Roberts, Anna Wintour
Hardcover: 400 Pages (2002-09-15)
list price: US$120.00 -- used & new: US$4,500.00
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Asin: 3882438185
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Grace Coddington's celebration of fashion has danced along its cutting edge for over 30 years. Abandoning a highly lucrative career as a leading model on the 60s London scene, alongside such swinging contemporaries as Jean Shrimpton and Twiggy, Coddington signed on in 1968 as a junior fashion editor at British Vogue. She quickly established herself on the other side of the camera, coordinating photo shoots with David Bailey, Cecil Beaton, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, and the eccentric Guy Bourdin. A close working relationship with royal photographer Norman Parkinson produced a series of startlingly vibrant location shoots that have come to be considered classics. At British Vogue, Coddington also introduced the sweeping narrative epic, a familiar feature of her work nowadays at American Vogue, where she has been creative director for the past 14 years. GRACE: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue is not only a collection of Coddington's greatest work, it is a visual reminiscence of her life in fashion.

Graced by the photographs of David Bailey, Cecil Beaton, Guy Bourdin, Patrick Demarchelier, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Sarah Moon, Sheila Metzner, Herb Ritts, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Paolo Roversi, Juergen Teller, Mario Testino, Ellen von Unwerth, Bruce Weber and others.

Edited by and art diirected by Grace Coddington and Michael Roberts. Forewords by Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld.

Linenbound with a screenprinted acetate jacket in a slipcase. 400 pages, 11 x 14.5 in., 163 color and 148 duotones ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic & Incredibly Influential
What is a photographer without a great stylist?Still a visionary, of course, but with a master like Grace by their sides. .. unstoppable.Indelible images are a plenty in this collection.My only complaint?TOO SMALL!!!!We need another volume! More please, Grace, MORE!(BTW I paid 200 for my copy. . and it's now worth $600!)WOW!

5-0 out of 5 stars Cool fashion book
This book is cool.Vogue is definitely the place to see all the latest and greatest fashion trend and the art of photograhing and show them.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very helpful & informative
I just recently purchase this book, at a time when I was getting a bit discourage as a stylist.It helped me to realize that there are good days and bad days and to keep my head up!I believe that the book chosed me at that very moment.It is very helpful in terms of preparation for production shoots. Also informative in knowing the different ways each photographer preps and how Mrs. Coddington binds with each photographer's concepts.I have had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Coddington as a model, and I can confirm that she is a down to earth person which makes one feel comfortable when working for her.Thank you for sharing your 30 yrs!

5-0 out of 5 stars stylist supreme
Grace: Thirty years of fashion in Vogue is a delightful collection of some of the most memorable and influential fashion photographs since the nineteen seventies.....all of them touched by the imaginative and chic eye of super stylist and editor Grace Coddington. The range of fashion fantasies is impressive. From the tough erotic chic of helmut newton, whimsical femininity of sarah moon on thru the joyful, innocent sexiness of bruce weber, Miss coddington helps each image become something entertaining and memorable. The printing is terrific , layoutsare elegant , plus, perfectly boxed in a deliciousand very chic pumpkin. Well worth it's luxe weight.... ... Read more

2. Vogue Hommes: Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mikael Jansson, Benjamin Millepied, Steven Meisel, Hedi Slimane, And Bruce Weber
by Bruce; Baryshnikov, Mikhail; Jansson, Mikael; Meisel, Steven & Slimane, Hedi Weber
 Paperback: Pages (2009)
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3. Plants and Harappan Subsistence: An Example of Stability and Change from Rojdi
by Steven A. Weber
 Hardcover: 200 Pages (1991-12)
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In an attempt to examine Harappan diet and environment, this book draws on analyses of archaeological plant materials from Rojdi, Gujarat (3500BC to 2000BC) to explore subsistence patterns and environmental change within a socioeconomic framework. It aims to provide not only an account of a little-known but important aspect of life in the Indus Valley, but also a methodology for the recovery and study of archaeobotanical remains from other South Asian sites. ... Read more

4. Havasupai Habitat: A.F. Whiting's Ethnography of a Traditional Indian Culture
by Alfred F. Whiting, Steven A. Weber, P. David Seaman
 Hardcover: 288 Pages (1985-06)
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Asin: 0816508666
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5. Price Theory Applications STUDY GUIDE
by Steven; Weber, William V. Landsburg
 Paperback: Pages (1992)

Asin: B000KQ04D2
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6. Earth and Sky - starring Annette Bening (Audio Theatre Series)
by Douglas Post, L.A. Theatre Works, John de Lancie, Ed Begley Jr., John Mahoney
Audio Cassette: Pages (1993-05)
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Isbn: 1580810462
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Head in the clouds, Sara McKeon lives in the rarefied world of library work and poetry readings. She seems completely unsuited to investigating the sudden brutal murder of her lover. A haunting mystery infused with humor, poetry and urban grit. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Earth and Sky
Such a gripping story and it shows the power of a woman to do what needs to be done. Annette Bening amazes in this play. ... Read more

7. The Success of Open Source
by Steven Weber
Kindle Edition: 320 Pages (2004-04-30)
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Asin: B002OSXS0U
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Much of the innovative programming that powers the Internet, creates operating systems, and produces software is the result of "open source" code, that is, code that is freely distributed--as opposed to being kept secret--by those who write it. Leaving source code open has generated some of the most sophisticated developments in computer technology, including, most notably, Linux and Apache, which pose a significant challenge to Microsoft in the marketplace. As Steven Weber discusses, open source's success in a highly competitive industry has subverted many assumptions about how businesses are run, and how intellectual products are created and protected.

Traditionally, intellectual property law has allowed companies to control knowledge and has guarded the rights of the innovator, at the expense of industry-wide cooperation. In turn, engineers of new software code are richly rewarded; but, as Weber shows, in spite of the conventional wisdom that innovation is driven by the promise of individual and corporate wealth, ensuring the free distribution of code among computer programmers can empower a more effective process for building intellectual products. In the case of Open Source, independent programmers--sometimes hundreds or thousands of them--make unpaid contributions to software that develops organically, through trial and error.

Weber argues that the success of open source is not a freakish exception to economic principles. The open source community is guided by standards, rules, decisionmaking procedures, and sanctioning mechanisms. Weber explains the political and economic dynamics of this mysterious but important market development.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting perspective on an human interactions
The author takes a Political Economics perspective that raises two important questions about Open Source:
1) Why do people participate without traditional incentive mechanisms (coercion and money)?
2) How does a largely unstructured mass produce a useful output, without the benefit of traditional coordination mechanisms (the firm and the market)?

The text includes a very interesting history of the Open Source movement. As a Business Analyst (BA), this was particularly interesting to me, because the focus is on the processes through which conflicts were resolved (or not). Since all projects experience conflict over goals, choice of solutions, pace of progress, or personality (to name just a few), this presentation is relevant to just about any project (not just open source projects).

Ultimately the author generates a picture of an alternative organizing principle (or set of principles) that underlies successful initiatives operating in conditions that characterize Open Source projects. As a BA, with interests in process in general, not just in software development processes, the larger ramifications of this alternate organizing principle are quite interesting. For example, at one point the author considers religious traditions as comparable to open source code bases. The comparison works because most religions have been re-organized as access to some body of wisdom literature, making them "non-excludable and non-rival" (as opposed to access to e.g. religious ceremony). That is, anybody who wants to read the Gospels or the Upanishads can, and their reading does not preclude another individual from reading the same source. This has consequences for the organization of the religious community -- in fact the same consequences faced by the open source community (and especially its leadership).

At another point the author maps open source organizational style to the field of International Relations, finding it useful to contrast a "network" organizational style with the traditional "hierarchy" organizational style that formal governments share with the Firm (the closed-source analogue). Particularly interesting is the insight that the space in which organizations of the two styles interact is unmapped, yet vital to emerging conditions in the 21st century.

I think this book will appeal to many different audiences for very different reasons. If you want a better understanding of the history and social dynamics, I highly recommend this book. For BAs looking for something they can immediately apply in the realm of proprietary (hierarchically organized) initiatives, there are other texts available. However Project Managers, who often need to operate without direct supervisorial authority, despite the larger organization's hierarchical structure, should find the discussion of the nature of open source leadership (along with the case studies of its success and failure) quite helpful in their own work.

5-0 out of 5 stars The full history under Social Science view
I loved this book. It covers the history of Open Source and explain WHY people do open source and HOW they make it happen!

5-0 out of 5 stars Misleading title; great book
The Success of Open Source in a not a just wistful paean to Linux as the title would suggest.Rather, it is two books in one.

The first book is one of the very best recapitulations of the open source movement and all of its predecessors.The second book is about how something that just seemingly shouldn't work, works so well, and how those principles behind its working extend to more than just the open source movement.

The author, a university professor, draws liberally from the traditions of historians, economists, sociologists, and psychologists to paint a compelling picture of why the forces behind open source are not going to go away any time soon.Read in best companion with The Cathedral and the Bazaar, which IS a bit of a wistful paean to Linux, it illuminates its subject wonderfully.

5-0 out of 5 stars designing exchange conversations in a new historical style
Steven's book brings a rich articulation of the social practices innovations unleashed by the Open Source collective: a new understanding of private property that better fit the tech forces and the challenges of the present. His book it is not a model; it is not the list of the 10 reasons why...; it is not the defense of an emerging theory; but an historical account in which anecdotes, facts, historical moment, tentative hypothesis, set the background to allows the reader to reshape her/his own questions. The book gave me a perspective I have been testing with IT architects, programmers, software designers...I feel myself much more prepare to engage in conversations about the future in a meaningful and effective way. Thanks to the author!

4-0 out of 5 stars all the major players in open source
For the serious reader (and who indeed thinks open source is hilarious?), Weber provides a detailed history of how this idea developed. He traces it from the advent of unix in the 1970s, and the generous (ie. low fees) licensing terms by ATT. Which led to the BSD Unix that flourished in the 80s. Also during this time, GNU took off.

But the bulk of the book deals with the 90s onwards. Especially as linux grew from Torvalds' seminal contribution. Its intellectual roots in unix and GNU are studied. We also see the rise of the Free Software Foundation and Apache, as articulate enablers and promoters of open source. All of which was aided by the invention and meteoric growth of the Web. This played a vital role in enabling a global audience of programmers to hear of and contribute their efforts. ... Read more

8. Visionaire No. 49: Decades
Hardcover: 125 Pages (2006-11-15)
list price: US$175.00 -- used & new: US$95.00
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Asin: 1888645598
Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars
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Visionaire is a multi-format fashion and art publication released thrice yearly as collectible limited editions. Past editions have been produced collaboratively with such corporate luminaries as Tiffany’s, Hermès and Sony. Each issue features a new format and subject matter. In the upcoming Decades edition, the world's foremost photographers find inspiration in the fashion and cultural phenomena of the past 120 years, the era spanning from 1886 to 2006. Each photographer presents his or her own interpretation of a single decade in a large-scale portfolio of images. The 13 portfolios are housed in a luxurious clamshell case ideal for presenting the edition’s unique size and format. Flip through the pages to see history through contemporary eyes and to witness how today’s image-makers draw on the artistic and cultural innovations, as well as the inspiring personalities, of the past to capture each era’s distinctive style. Contributors include Bruce !Weber, Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Nick Knight, Karl Lagerfeld, David Sims, Glen Luchford and more… ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars You're kidding... right?
This book (okay, it's not actually a book but we'll get to that shortly), arrives in a hugely impressive foil box, both figuratively and literally. It is only when you open this impressive box that you find you have paid $175.00 for a small number of pamphlets. Quite large pamphlets, but pamphlets nonetheless.

To compound their ignominy, the work isn't even that great (though that is obviously a personal opinion). The majority of the work suffers from being enlarged to fit the oversized pamphlet specs but a lot of the work, regardless of the size, is just mediocre, plain and simple. The work that stands out the most is by Karl Lagerfeld which certainly surprised me considering the distinguished list of photographers involved.

All in all, I would have liked to keep the box. Since that option was unavailable, I returned the item, beautiful box, pamphlets and all. ... Read more

9. Merry Go Round (Library Edition Audio CDs)
by Wendy Kesselman, Mary Stuart (ACT) Masterson, Steven (ACT) Weber
Audio CD: Pages (2010-07-25)
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Michael and Anna, best friends and next door neighbors during childhood, accidentally meet again as adults. In an all-white room, two people reenact their childhood fears, fantasies and mutual love as a chilling secret is revealed. ... Read more

10. Deviant Globalization
by Nils Gilman, Steven Weber, Jesse Goldhammer
Paperback: 256 Pages (2011-03-20)
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This collection of essays introduces the thriving illicit industries and activities within the global economy whose growth challenges traditional notions of wealth, power, and progress. Through essays contributed by leading experts and scholars, "Deviant Globalization" argues that far from being marginal, illicit activities are a fundamental part of globalization. Narcotrafficking, human trafficking, the organ trade, computer malware, transnational gangs are just as much artifacts of globalization as are CNN and McDonald's, free trade and capital mobility, accessible air travel and container shipping. In fact, almost every technology, process, and regulation that enables mainstream globalization is an enabler of deviant globalization. This unique book explains why understanding deviant globalization as a systemic and integral part of globalization is crucial for setting up policies that will maximize the benefits of globalization and minimize its ill effects. Going beyond the usual pro/con arguments about globalization, "Deviant Globalization" seeks to initiate a critical debate about the choices it presents to governments, firms, supra-national organizations, and individuals.An accessible treatment of the underbelly of globalization, the book offers a systematic treatment of the difficult policy choices that it creates and describes a much more complex and symbiotic relationship between illicit and mainstream globalization. ... Read more

11. 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Seattle: Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma
by Andrew Weber, Bryce Stevens
Paperback: 336 Pages (2009-08-18)
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Asin: 0897326954
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In addition to the Cascade Range and Puget Sound, this authoritative guide also leads to lesser-known destinations, including high bluffs and tide pools along the Pacific, abandoned mines and railways, and stands of old-growth forest inside the city limits.
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5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great hiking book -- new hikes!
60 Hikes within 60 Miles is a gem for those of us looking for trails that are easier (EZ to mid-intermediate), long, and close to Seattle.There are trails I haven't heard of before I got this book. With this book and Beyond Mt. Si, you're set.These trails are so beautiful, old growth, some paved over railroad tracks, and the Preston-Snoqualmie Falls trail with the outlook is awesome.

One suggestion, however:Pet restricted trails should be noted.Went to the Watershed Reserve Trail in Redmond, and discovered that dogs weren't allowed (HORSES WERE ALLOWED! go figure) Luckily, the Arboretum is close by off 520, so that lowered a few raised hackles and saved the day.Dog-friendly is an important feature to add in trail descriptions.

Other than that, this is an excellent, easy to follow hiking book.

4-0 out of 5 stars 60 Hikes within 60 Miles
Got this book about an year ago and have since done almost half of the hikes described in this book. Can't say if these are the 60 best hikes (there are much more than 60 hikes in the covered area), but they've definitely all been great hikes so far.

The hikes can all be done as day trips from Seattle: The maximum driving distance from Seattle is 60 miles, except for the Mt Rainier hikes, which are more like 60 miles as the crow flies. Come to think of it, the driving time would be a more relevant criteria than the distance, but of course that wouldn't make for such a nice title.

The format of the book is quite practical. In particular, I appreciate the trailhead GPS coordinates, the easily accessible and detailed overview map, and the trail elevation profiles. There are more than a dozen criteria for choosing a hike, including trail length, crowdedness and various scenic features. Only, I wish this information was presented in a table rather than in list form, which makes choosing hikes based on multiple criteria a bit tedious.

I wasn't too enthusiastic about the schematic trail maps that lack topographic information. However all the trails I've seen so far were well marked, so this didn't turn out to be a big issue. On the other hand the book could use more pictures and perhaps less text: In this context, a picture (with a good caption) really can be worth a thousand (or at least a few hundred...) words.

Before you leave on any of the hikes, be sure to check with the WSDOT and the relevant park authorities that the roads to the trail (and the trail itself) are accessible. Look for recent trail reports on the WTA's site. At least two of the trails (Bare Mountain and Carbon Glacier) are no longer accessible (with no immediate plans to fix the access roads).

Finally, I can't help but think that the information in such books would be more useful if presented on the Web: People could upload or link pictures, add trail reports, download GPS routes etc. Searching and sorting through lists of hikes should also be much easier. In fact the hikes in this book seem to be on trails.com, might be worth a look...

5-0 out of 5 stars A template that should be followed by all hiking guidebooks
The structure and organization of this books is really stunning and authors haven't left anything to complain about. This is one of very few books which has complete elevation profile for each hike instead of just elevation gain. The hiking maps are actually useful and well marked with all points of interests. Best of all, each hike contains GPS coordinates which I'm so pleased to have because wordy descriptions just doesn't cut it all the time. The descriptions long but actually useful instead like in other books where authors love to write them in painful and poor artistic styles. Each hike contains small B&W low quality photo which are usually OK and not always represents the best view from the trail. I also own 55 Hikes Around Snoqualmie Pass: Mountains to Sound Greenway (100 Hikes In...) and given choice between two I will prefer this one because of its superb structure and organization plus modern details such as GPS coordinates.

I think this book should be template for all other hiking guidebooks out there.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good content, but presentation could be much better
What I like:

* I love how it features hikes *within* Seattle, Kirkland and Bellevue. Many guidebooks skip hikes within the city altogether. The one you can kayak to is pretty neat! I expect that these trails will be good for the colder months, when trails in the Cascades are snowed out. I'm looking forward to using this book more and more later in the year.

* The descriptions are quite thorough. The details help me visualize the hike, and this can be motivating sometimes. This has some cons though -- see below.

* It has a section for nearby activities. I find that useful when planning side trips/activities.

* It provides the GPS coordinates of the trailhead.

What I don't like:

* Each page has a header that is a black area with white text. On the left page it says "{hike #} 60 hikes within 60 miles" and on the right side, "Seattle including Bellevue, Everett and Tacoma". I think this space could be used better if it displayed the name of the hike and the general area instead of the same text over and over.

* Key at-a-glance information is shown in a black box with small white text. This information is quite important to me when deciding which hike to do, and I would rather have it in a more readable form. Better yet, have it in a form that I can actually digest "at a glance" (!) instead of having to read the small white-on-black text. Other guidebooks show some of this information graphically, with stars or hiker icons to indicate difficulty and/or rating. At the very least, I think the font should be the same size as the descriptive text.

* Driving directions and GPS coordinates are printed as black text over a light/dark gray background. Bad contrast!

* The descriptive text is loooong. I appreciate that sometimes, but I it's too verbose for my taste. The font size is rather small, which for me makes reading the description even less appealing.

* Whether or not dogs are allowed is also in the description text. Since I have a dog, I'd like to know this immediately, so again, I think it should be displayed more prominently.

* It would be nice if it had a topographical map for the longer trails. I find it hard to reconstruct the lie of the land from the map and the elevation graph, especially since the map doesn't have mile markers along the representation of the hike's trail. [Yes, I have my own topo map of the entire area, but a small one that I can carry with the trail description is convenient as a adjunct to a larger map.]

All things considered, I have mixed feelings about this book. It has good content, but I think there are better ones out there. Call me superficial, but I'm a weekend hiker, and the difference between an engaging/beautiful versus so-so/mediocre presentation can have a big effect on my enthusiasm for a particular hike :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
An awesome book, very detailed descriptions, good maps, elevation profiles with every trip, GPS, driving instructions. This is far better than all the mountaineers books. Go get a copy today. ... Read more

12. It [With Earbuds]
by Stephen King
 Preloaded Digital Audio Player: Pages (2010-06)
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Asin: 1441738762
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It was the children who saw - and felt - what made the town so horribly different. In the storm drains and sewers 'It' lurked, taking the shape of every nightmare, each one's deepest dread. As the children grow up and move away, the horror of 'It' is buried deep - until they are called back.Amazon.com Review
They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon thehorror. Now they were grown-up men and women who had gone out into thebig world to gain success and happiness. But none of them couldwithstand the force that drew them back to Derry, Maine to face thenightmare without an end, and the evil without a name. What was it? Read It and find out...if you dare! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Frightening, and not for kids...
Although, the first time I did read "It", I was a young teenager.I just read it again recently now that I'm in my 30's.This book, and to a lesser extent the mediocre TV miniseries, had young people scared of clowns for life.Like "The Stand", "It" is a long book at over 1000 pages.Full of not only wonderful character development but geographical history of King's fictional Maine.With the exception of the controversial sex scene towards the end I loved every minute of "It."I wasn't offended like many others were.I just thought the challenge the characters were dealing with in that moment could have been handled differently.Just my opinion but who am I to argue with the "King."A masterpiece of horror nonetheless.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Piece of my Childhood
IT is not only one of my favorite Stephen King novels, but one of my favorite novels, period. IT is one of those too-rare books that completely engrossed me in its story, characters and prose. IT is a long novel, but I didn't want IT to end. I received this novel in hardback as a Christmas present when it first came out, and I had the whole of our winter break to read this. All I can say is 'Best Winter Break Ever!' I highly recommend this novel.

Joel Arnold, author of Fetal Bait Apocalypse; 3 Collections in 1

3-0 out of 5 stars You'll float too. We'll all float....oneday.
Not exactly scary(although it could have been) what with all the boring minutia and irrelevant detail to wade through, but very entertaining at times.I loved the clown though.FYI..."Pogo" the clown(John Wayne Gacy) was a real clown that killed kids. He was photographed with Rosalyn Carter, to the Secret Service's embarrassment.

I had heard so much about this book, but once into it, you realize it's really a hybrid of a kid's fairy tale/monster movie(what? no Dracula??) on steroids, with adult material included.And a neighborhood bully thrown in for good measure.As with most SK novels, you must suffer through boring gunky to get to the good stuff. An improvement would be to have the clown make his appearance more frequently. If only I had lived next door to Stephen King when he wrote this, I'd have admonished him to... SEND IN THE CLOWNS!!!

Near the end of the novel, when they're in the sewers, I had a hard time knowing if they were adults or as kids in the sewers--there was little hint as to which, except for the time stamp.If I thought it was one, it was the other.And when the giant pregnant black widow appeared, the metaphysics was mind-boggling.King must've been doing some really good ganja or coke at the time.In addition, spiders don't have stingers, they have fangs that inject poison.(the ganja)If only Steve had stuck with the clown killer theme, the book could've been much scarier and believable, which after all, is what we seek in a SK book.As it is, IT is on par with the child crusades, or perhaps Harry Potter.(Although I never read any Harry Potter)In addition, I saw nothing redemptive in the gang bang--unless King was trying for a banned book.Ironically, Catcher in the Rye was banned, yet "It" was far more disturbing and escapes the censors unscathed.In fact, I wonder how many kids have read "It" and tried some of the things in It--like binge drinking, gang bang trains, switch blade assaults, rock throwing, physical mutilation, sewer exploration, etc.

The final scene was rediculous--riding an old bike, double, at break neck speed.The final pages were the hardest to get through.Looking, but not finding, anything meaningful.Where's a clown when you need one?

I'm not even sure if "It" belongs in the Horror section.It may rightly belong in the Fantasy or Sci Fi section.It's too racy for the Children's section.Too childish to be in the Adult section--one little gang bang isn't quite enough.It might float in the Humor section.Hmmmmm...if only there was an "It" section.

My 11th SK novel to date--"my life for you!!!" Needful Things, which maintained the tension unerringly (and with exceptional writing), was the best of the lot so far. Tommyknockers, Pet Sematary, and Salem's Lot were my other favorites after Needful Things, in that order.

5-0 out of 5 stars The first book to ever really scare me.
Never have I been so spooked by a book that I had to set it down and take a break until I read "It".I think King does a fantastic job of opening the old, dark closets of the mind that we thought we had closed and barred tight some time ago in our young adult years.I have read roughly half of King's books by time of this review and this one scared me the most.I wont go into detail of what the novel is about, you likely already have a rough idea by now.As a kid I watched a lot of scary movies. After watching the Exorcist, I slept in a fetal position, careful to keep the blankets tucked securely under my feet; out of reach of anything that might have had a taste for exposed skin, for over a year.I am 37 now... Last night I woke up at roughly 2am to what I thought was the sound of my wife snoring, only it sounded more like a growl... a menacing growl... I immediately turned on the bedlamp only to discover my wife was not in the room... the sound was gone too and... my closet door was half open... I may need to get a lock on that door.

5-0 out of 5 stars Read this and never sleep again
Like so many kids of my generation, I grew up watching and fearing the tv movie version of It. I've never been scared of clowns, but seeing Tim Curry's take on the homicidal dancing clown Pennywise kept me up many a night as a child. Compared to the Stephen King book, it's a Disney movie.

In the fictional town of Derry, Maine circa 1985, a recent string of horrific child murders reunite a group of childhood friends called The Losers' Club to finally annihilate a sewer dwelling, shape shifting monster from another planet they'd attempted to destroy as adolescents nearly 27 years before. The Pennywise character is just one of It's many forms. The others include a bloodthirsty Werewolf, a Leper so deformed it'll make your stomach turn, reanimated corpse's of It's victims, and It's true form The Deadlights.

There are too many scary scenes to list, but one location in particular still gives me chills. The House on Neibolt Street. I was so terrified I could barely get off the couch and it was during a sunny afternoon! The novel goes back and forth between the childhood years of the Losers and their final showdown with the creature. Just like the movie, I prefer the childhood chapters.

I don't know if Stephen King did this on purpose, but I found it interesting how he turned the often called "good ole days" view of the 1950's on it head. It may have been the good ole days to some, but it was anything but for these kids.

Ringleader Bill suffers from a stutter made more severe by the murder of his baby brother Georgie. Ben is a pudgie kid tormented for his weight. Beverly, the only girl of the group, has an abusive father and must also deal with bullying because she's poor. The wisecracking Richie uses his quirky humor to cover up his true feelings of fear. Little Eddie is a short asthmatic boy whose domineering mother keeps him afraid in order to keep him by her side. Mike is the only black kid in the group and harassed with constant racism. Stan is the only Jewish member of the group and chooses to rely on logic despite the incomprehensible cruelty of It. As if dealing with a child eating monster isn't hard enough, they also have Henry Bowers and his cronies on their heels. Henry is a racist, misogynistic, homophobic, anti-semite and overall insanely sadistic bully. A real dream, huh?

One thing I didn't care for (and I'm glad to see I'm not alone) is the orgy scene. I don't care what explanation Stephen King used for why it was written. It was unnecessary imo. Other than that, I enjoyed the book. Don't let the daunting 1138 pages scare you away. Although he's definitely longwinded, King will hold your attention from beginning to end. Now read! "Nine, ten, never sleep again!" ... Read more

13. The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas
by Steven Weber, Bruce W. Jentleson
Hardcover: 224 Pages (2010-09-30)
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Free-market capitalism, hegemony, Western culture, peace, and democracy—the ideas that shaped world politics in the twentieth century and underpinned American foreign policy—have lost a good deal of their strength. Authority is now more contested and power more diffuse. Hegemony (benign or otherwise) is no longer a choice, not for the United States, for China, or for anyone else.

Steven Weber and Bruce Jentleson are not declinists, but they argue that the United States must take a different stance toward the rest of the world in this, the twenty-first century. Now that we can’t dominate others, we must rely on strategy,making trade-offs and focusing our efforts. And they do not mean military strategy, such as “the global war on terror.” Rather, we must compete in the global marketplace of ideas—with state-directed capitalism, with charismatic authoritarian leaders, with jihadism. In politics, ideas and influence are now critical currency.

At the core of our efforts must be a new conception of the world order based on mutuality, and of a just society that inspires and embraces people around the world.

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14. WINGS. "Duet For Cello and Plane." Original script from the 1990-97 television series starring Timothy Daly and Steven Weber.
by Teleplay by Philip LaZebnik. Series created by David Angell / Peter Casey / Dav
 Paperback: Pages (1991)

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15. Weber of Stevens Point, Wis. "If Weber makes it. A Fish Takes It" No. 21
by Weber of Stevens Point
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16. Club Land Alan Alda, Steven Weber, Brad Garrett
by Vhs Video
 VHS Tape: Pages (2000)

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17. WINGS. "The Houseguest." Original script from the 1990-97 television series starring Timothy Daly and Steven Weber.
by Teleplay by Bill Diamond and Michael Saltzman. Series created by David Angell /
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18. Approval voting: Voting system, Election, Range voting, Plurality voting system, Robert J. Weber, Steven Brams, Peter C. Fishburn, Tactical voting, Bucklin voting, Instant-runoff voting
Paperback: 96 Pages (2009-11-24)
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Approval voting is a single-winner voting system used for elections. Each voter may vote for (approve of) as many of the candidates as they wish. The winner is the candidate receiving the most votes. Each voter may vote for any combination of candidates and may give each candidate at most one vote. Approval voting is a form of range voting with the range restricted to two values, 0 and 1. Approval voting can be compared to plurality voting without the rule that discards ballots which vote for more or less than one candidate. The system was described in 1976 by Guy Ottewell and also by Robert J. Weber, who coined the term "approval voting." It was more fully published in 1978 by political scientist Steven Brams and mathematician Peter Fishburn. Approval voting is used by some professional societies. Voting systems which incorporated aspects of approval voting have been used historically. ... Read more

19. Atlas of Lacrimal Surgery
Hardcover: 158 Pages (2007-01-19)
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The incidence of stenosis of the lacrimal system is increasing. Nasolacrimal diseases and problems are encountered by otolaryngologists, ophthalmologists, plastic surgeons and radiologists. Constant epiphora is the most common symptom associated with nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

This is the first book to cover all currently available methods to manage pre-, intra- and post-lacrimal sac stenosis. Comprehensive multidisciplinary approaches in adults and children are described. International experts provide a stepwise analysis and describe the clinical management of these patients with detailed medical and surgical treatment plans. Further, the accompanying DVD presents video clips on surgical methods such as endonasal and external DCR; endoscopic versus microscopic procedure; lacrimal endoscopy and transcanalicular surgery; laser DCR and DCR in children; traumatic lesions; interventional radiology and stenting; and conjunctivorhinostomy and Jones tube. With this excellent guide the reader will be able to solve any problem that may occur with the reconstruction of a disturbed or damaged lacrimal system.

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20. Weber Moviegram Method of FLY CASTING INSTRUCTIONS Complete in This Book. With Additional Valuable Contents: Complete Tackle Rigging Instructions. "The Balanced Outfit". Practical Hints on Fly Fishing. Knots and Hitches. Advice on the Care of Fly Tackle. Eighth Edition.
by Weber Lifelike Fly Co.
 Paperback: Pages (1947)

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