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1. John Shaw's Nature Photography
2. Fields of Battle: The Wars for
3. Listening in the Language Classroom
4. The Field Guide to John Deere
5. Social Capital: Critical Perspectives
6. John Field: 18 Nocturnes: Piano
7. Adult Development and Aging
8. Volunteers' Camp and Field Book:
9. Fields of Vision: The Photographs
10. Organic Structures from Spectra
11. Strawberry Fields Forever: John
12. Fields and Pastures New: My First
13. Cyclotomic Fields and Zeta Values
14. The Snake Country Expedition of
15. Fields and Waves in Communication
16. The Marshall Fields; a Study in
17. Track and Field Omnibook
18. Television Field Production and
19. From Love Field:Our Final Hours
20. Very Special Relationship: Field

1. John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide
by John Shaw
Paperback: 160 Pages (2000-10-31)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$15.46
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Asin: 0817440593
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors.Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this exceptional field guide in hand, every photographer-beginner, serious amateur, semi-pro, and pro-can conquer the problems encountered in the field. Using his own exceptional work as examples, the author discusses each type of nature subject and how to approach photographing it. Specific advice and information cover selection of equipment and lenses; how to compose a shot; how to get close ups; and other tips covering a range of techniques to enrich various types of nature photographs. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A true master!
John Shaw is truely one of the 'Masters' in nature photography and he imparts some of his knowledge here for us.This is invaluable information for all who yearn to take better landscape or any type of nature pictures.If you want to take your nature photography to the next level you need John Shaw to instruct you.The only thing I would change is to update it to the ditigal world.However, it is still, dollar for dollar, the best bargain you'll get on the subject from one of the 'Masters'.And if you're still shooting film, you'll be delighted, too!

5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Book!
This book is very informative and tells you everything you need to know about ALL KINDS of nature photography. Plus there are alot of example pictures of each type of photography. Great book and Great author. Would strongly recommend this book to anyone getting into nature photography. A++

5-0 out of 5 stars Review of John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide
I'm very satisfied with the book as well as the expediant service in getting the book. The book is very informative and helpful for someone trying to improve their photography skills and I highly recommend it. The author John Shaw is an excellant photographer. The service by Amazon was nothing short of excellant so my experience was great. Thank you.

3-0 out of 5 stars Written before digital
This must have been a very good book ten years ago. Detailed text and good photos. However, it the advent of digital a lot of the text is no longer useful. However, the pictures are still inspiring and useful. If there's a new version you should consider it. But not this version.

I just bought my first DSLR camera. I bought ten photography books on amazon. I'm evaluating these books from the perspective of a semi-advanced amateur.

5-0 out of 5 stars Everything you and and more
If you are even thinking on buying this book, you should stop thinking and buy it now.

It has everything you need and more.

Good for pros and amateurs alike. Reading it you will re-discover the basic concepts of photography and advance to a next level. Actualy you will start thinking before shooting. That's the main benefit.

If you are wondering if a such old book is still up to date. Dont worry, except for a few pages on choosing the right type of film, everything is as actual and challenging as you would think.

Easy to read and great photos to inspre you.

Have a good reading! =) ... Read more

2. Fields of Battle: The Wars for North America
by John Keegan
Paperback: 348 Pages (1997-05-27)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$3.09
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Asin: 0679746641
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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At once a grand tour of the battlefields of North America and an unabashedly personal tribute to the military prowess of an essentially unwarlike people, Fields of Battle spans more than two centuries and the expanse of a continent to show how the immense spaces of North America shaped the wars that were fought on its soil. of photos.Amazon.com Review
Best known for his 1976 book,The Face ofBattle, which argued that conventional battle accountsoversimplified the dynamics of troop movements while attributing toomuch control to leaders, John Keegan has become a prolificauthor. Fields of Battle includes fascinating observationsabout how Americans do things differently, both on and off thebattlefield, than the English and French. With detailed accounts fromlong-forgotten conflicts, such as the French and Indian War, andmoving portraits of important figures in American military history,including the Wright brothers, who naively hoped their airplane wouldend warfare, Keegan, an Englishman, explains the past and reaffirmsthe present to an America struggling to find its national strength. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read
Very interesting book, I enjoyed the autobiographical sections as much as the history, and enjoyed an outsider's view of the U.S.

1-0 out of 5 stars I couldn't do it!
I've read 3 other books written by Keegan and like them a lot. This one was, in my opinion, one of the worst represented books I've purchased. I thought this book was going to discuss the battlefields in North America....what I read was a diatribe regarding the personal travels of Keegan to Canada and the United States.It over indulges on the topography and demography of North America and spends way too much time discussing irrelevant information. I read 96 pages into the book but could go no further due to my uninterest in his personal revelations. I like his work but am getting rid of this one!

4-0 out of 5 stars a work of history and personal travel
In Fields of Battle, John Keegan writes about the major wars of North America and his own travels in the U.S. and Canada. Keegan's focus throughout is on landscape and geography - how the land has shaped the wars and influenced the location of forts and key battles and their outcomes.He also touches on how landscape is an essential element of national character and affects the way people think about time and space.

The first chapter is a personal history of Keegan's relationship with America, starting with the American GIs who arrived in England during WWII, when Keegan was a young boy.He recounts his first long journey through the U.S., and his many trips afterwards, which took him to numerous cities, towns, battle sites, military academies, and academic campuses.Even as he moves on in later chapters to describe the major conflicts in Quebec between the French and English colonial powers, or the American War of Independence, Civil War, Native American wars in the west, and the invention of the airplane, he inserts his own recollections and personal observations of these places.I liked this element of Fields of Battle - the modern traveler walking on or through centuries of history.He likes to point out modern highways and bridges for instance that were once routes for whole armies and to describe what has changed or remained the same in certain places.He's quite good at creating atmosphere for the battles he describes, though I wish he'd also included more maps in the book - maps of battle sites and fortifications in particular; his descriptions could benefit from detailed visuals.

Keegan is engaged and delighted with his subject matter.He conveys an understanding of war and a good grasp of the major military figures and their characters.Before reading this book I hadn't closely considered the connections between war and the details of landscape - particularly how certain sites kept cropping up as arenas of battle in a few wars decades or centuries apart, and why they did so.The book has given me a greater awareness of the history that exists in even the most ordinary or out of the way places.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Memoir of Cherished North American Travels
The reviews seem pretty evenly divided between those who enjoyed Keegan's personal narrative style in this work and those who abhor it; put me in the former catagory with the caveat that the reader should know what he's picking up. First off, Keegan's reputation as a military historian is second to none; he is responsible for humanizing military history. This book, however, is more memoir than history. It is not a new interpretation so much as it is the author's recollections of his travels throughout the battlefields of North America and his personal impressions of the continent. I disagree with the opinion that his stylistic departure diminishes the content of Keegan's work here. It adds a dimension of color, personality to straightforward battlefield history. Telling this story (or more accurately retelling it) could easily have been stodgy in the hands of a lesser writer. Keegan has never been hidebound, hence his great success. I believe the Publisher's Weekly critique to be too cynical, "banalities" seems excessively harsh.

To be fair, this book is replete with personal observations and many generalizations. Here are a few examples: "George Custer was not a nice man" and "Peace is bad for bravados like Custer." From the perspective of an outsider looking in, he states,"The Americans are truly free and equal people," and "the British can feel quite at home in Canada." These simplifications may be detrimental to the quality of the work, but as another observed, it is more difficult to analyze your history when you are immersed in it. It may be more revealing for a foreigner to expound on it, to uncover new interpretation. If nothing else, he is honest. He proudly proclaims his love for America- no phony objectivity here.

This is not a great book, but I enjoyed its reminiscential style. Keegan has a gift for engaging the non-historian in the dramatic struggles through military history. His final synthesis about America and its way of war is particularly insightful.

4-0 out of 5 stars America from an America-phile
Few Americans could have written such a work. It is our great fortune as Americans to have Mr. Keegan to tell the story with such style and readability.It is a fascinating story of the wars that shaped the North American continent and the United States in particular. It also opens our eyes to how historical trends we might not have noticed oterhwise - such as the importance of fortifications in US expansion across the continent.Despite our belief and espousal of maneuver or mobile warfare, fortification has been a halmark of US military doctrine. Mr. Keegan brings out this paradox and helps us see our history in a different light.Mr. Keegan does not disappoint in this volume from the great expectations we might have from his other books. ... Read more

3. Listening in the Language Classroom (Cambridge Language Teaching Library)
by John Field
Paperback: 376 Pages (2009-02-23)
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Asin: 0521685702
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This book challenges the orthodox approach to the teaching of second language listening, which is based upon the asking and answering of comprehension questions. The book's central argument is that a preoccupation with the notion of 'comprehension' has led teachers to focus upon the product of listening, in the form of answers to questions, ignoring the listening process itself. The author provides an informed account of the psychological processes which make up the skill of listening, and analyses the characteristics of the speech signal from which listeners have to construct a message. Drawing upon this information, the book proposes a radical alternative to the comprehension approach and provides for intensive small-scale practice in aspects of listening that are perceptually or cognitively demanding for the learner.Listening in the Language Classroom was winner of the Ben Warren International Trust House Prize in 2008. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Listening in the Language Classroom
I think this book is useful in that it provides insights into the current teaching approaches in the L2 listening classroom. It compares the differences of language processing between L1 and L2 listeners --- how they decode, link to their schemata, use grammar, amplify what the speaker says and handle information etc. It is consequently useful to L2 listening researchers because it releases incoming information not only about the author --- Dr. John Field, but also other wellknown scholars in the circle.
The book also provides criteria of listening difficulty and detailed teaching techniques that L2 listening teachers can apply in their language classroom. It is a practical book. ... Read more

4. The Field Guide to John Deere Tractors
by Don Macmillan
Hardcover: 160 Pages (2003-06-01)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$9.44
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Asin: 089658514X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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John Deere tractors are the most popular make among restorers and collectors. "The Field Guide to John Deere Tractors" is the only book on the market geared to the enthusiast who wants a field guide devoted exclusively to Deere. Readers can trust this book's content: it carries the name of Don Macmillan, the most respected Deere authority in the world.

Following the format of our exceptionally popular "The Field Guide to Vintage Farm Tractors," "The Field Guide to John Deere Tractors" is filled with 230 wonderful color photographs, plus information on more than 500 models, from the early Johnny Poppers to the latest multi-cylinders of 2002. This convenient, easy-to-carry volume also includes brief histories and specifications of the model series. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Too broad.
There just isn't enough information in this book- it tries to tackle such a large subject and ends up falling short for instance when giving specs on models of tractor it only gives the specs for one model out of the line like for the 20 series they only would give specs for say the 4020- not the 3020 or with the 40 series only the 4440 not the 4240, or 4640. Overall it is a disappointment.

5-0 out of 5 stars Field Guide to John Deere Tractors well worth it
I bought this book for my son and he said it is the best book I could have ever got him.It has so much information in it that he has already used and even more for when he needs it. Anyone who is interested in John Deere tractors I would recommend this book to them.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good read.
Beautiful pictures of the Deere tractors. Detailed information, written by a tried-and-true Deere man. Small and light, great hardcover. GREAT RATING.

5-0 out of 5 stars Review of the John Deere rebuild instruction manual.
An excellent resource for working on, repairing and rebuilding old 2-cylinder John Deere Tractors.

Thank you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Grandson loves it!
My grandson is a John Deere addict and loves looking over the different J. Deere tractors in the book and letting me know all of the details of each one.The book is well illustrated and loaded with interesting information. ... Read more

5. Social Capital: Critical Perspectives
Paperback: 320 Pages (2001-02-15)
list price: US$65.00 -- used & new: US$51.54
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Asin: 0199243670
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"Social capital," a current idea gaining worldwide recognition, is increasingly influencing international, national, and local policy-making within the social sciences. But is it really a new concept? Can it be an operational, as opposed to rhetorical, concept? And can policies based on social capital deal with conflict and social exclusion? These questions are explored in this book through studies of education, health, political science, urban regeneration, and economic development. Providing a unique overview of the topic, together with critical discussion of its application in a wide variety of fields, the volume offers the first full critical analysis of social capital, written by academics, professionals and policy specialists who are all distinguished and prominent contributors in their own fields. ... Read more

6. John Field: 18 Nocturnes: Piano Solo (A Kalmus Classic Edition)
Paperback: 73 Pages (2003-03)
list price: US$9.95 -- used & new: US$6.93
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Asin: 0757909205
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A student of Clementi, the Irish composer John Field was especially known for his nocturnes and the influence of these musical mood pieces on the works of Frederic Chopin. This Kalmus Classic Edition offers the advanced pianist 18 of Field's elegant nocturnes including Nocturne No. 5 in B-Flat, the most popular of Field's nocturnes. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Great piano music
Field was not just a composer but a fantastic player & piano expert.His music is expertly written, theory-wise, due to talent, & true immersion in the "Clementi method".I recommend this edition to all pianists who like soulful challenging music.

The piece numbers don't match those of some other editions.Seems like Field wasn't very tidy with his works & his notated legacy.A shame.

5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect piano music.
Hard to find better music for the intermediate pianist.Field's Nocturnes are a predecessor to Chopin's (~20 yrs.)Unpretentious, beautiful music. ... Read more

7. Adult Development and Aging
by John C. Cavanaugh, Fredda Blanchard-Fields
Hardcover: 625 Pages (2010-01-01)
list price: US$176.95 -- used & new: US$125.00
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Asin: 0495601748
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Written within a biopsychosocial framework, Cavanaugh and Blanchard-Fields' best-selling book covers the specific ages-stages of adult development and aging. In its unparalleled coverage of current research and theory, the authors draw clear connections between research and application. The book's focus on "positive aging" and the gains and losses people experience across adulthood distinguish it from its competitors. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Informative
This book came as advertised and has proven to contain all the information that I needed for class.

5-0 out of 5 stars Adult Development and Aging- used book
The book came to me in a timely manner which was good as I needed it for a college course. This saved me alot of $$$$. I hope they have all the (used) books that I need for school.!!! Thanks

3-0 out of 5 stars No image when capturing and sound breaks
This card is probably made for Windows XP media Center, it did not work with Win XP Home.When capturing video image disappears and sound breaks using S-video connection. Sound breaks. The disks were not right protected. These discs were used before with another capture card.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource
Required reading for a doctorate level class, but a textbook that I enjoyed reading.The writers weave "real world" examples throughout the text that provides the reader with a reference point for the application of theories.There are many visual examples throughout the text that assist the adult learner with understanding the concepts being delivered within each chapter.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good overview of aging and elderly issues
This textbook was required reading for a psychology class that I took on Adult Development and Aging.The text is very easy to read - the material covers all the major topics related to cognition, memory, development, illnesses, relationships, and end of life experiences.It provides a solid look at all of these topics without going too deep.I would recommend the book for anyone with aging parents - it is helpful to get a sense of what they are experiencing in their lives and to understand what role we play in supporting them. ... Read more

8. Volunteers' Camp and Field Book: Containing Useful and General Information on the Art and Science of War, for the Leisure Moments of the Soldier: 1862 Edition With Notes and an Append
by John P. Curry
Paperback: 190 Pages (2009-09)
list price: US$20.00 -- used & new: US$12.69
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Asin: 0881461695
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9. Fields of Vision: The Photographs of John Vachon: The Library of Congress
Paperback: 64 Pages (2010-04-16)
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Asin: 1904832474
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Each volume in this brand new series, presents 50 striking images by an individual photographer from the Library of Congress' Farm Security Administration (FSA) and Office of War Information (OWI) collection, recreating a picture of American life prior to World War II. ... Read more

10. Organic Structures from Spectra
by Leslie D. Field, Sev Sternhell, John R. Kalman
Paperback: 468 Pages (2008-03-07)
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Asin: 0470319275
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Organic Structures from Spectra, Fourth Edition consists of a carefully selected set of over 300 structural problems involving the use of all the major spectroscopic techniques. The problems are graded to develop and consolidate the student’s understanding of Organic Spectroscopy, with the accompanying text outlining the basic theoretical aspects of  major spectroscopic techniques at a level sufficient to tackle the problems.

Specific changes for the new edition will include

  • A significantly expanded section on 2D NMR spectroscopy focusing on COSY, NOESY and CH-Correlation
  • Incorporating new material into some tables to provide extra characteristic data for various classes of compounds
  • Additional basic information on how to solve spectroscopic problems
  • Providing new problems within the area of 10 2D NMR spectroscopy
  • More problems at the ‘simpler’ end of the range

As with previous editions, this book combines basic theory, practical advice and sensible approaches to solving spectra problems. It will therefore continue to prove invaluable to students studying organic spectroscopy across a range of disciplines. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars :-)
I got this book for a class. The problems in the book were much easier and gave much more information than the problems on my exams (or for real life) but it was a good book. The problems give you more hints (like MW) than you would truly get from identifying a real spectra or (for some of you) on an exam.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This is a great book, I bought this book for a organic spectra and structure class and loved it. The problems are fun. I like to think of them as a chemistry sudoku. Any student that wants to get into Ochem needs this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars A good practical book:
This book is an excellent practical approach to common problems of solving structures. I think it's really good.

3-0 out of 5 stars It's a good supplement
I had to buy this book for a Spectroscopy class, and I came to Amazon looking to see if there is an answer book too (which i don't think exists).Don't let the book discription fool you... The questions are"graded" meaning they progressively get more difficult.Thequestions are NOT answered, which would have been very helpful.If you arelooking for a VERY BASIC explination to spectral chemistry, and a bunch ofproblems, get this book.If you want to really know what spectral chem isall about try "Spectrometric Identification of OrganicCompounds". ... Read more

11. Strawberry Fields Forever: John Lennon Remembered
by John Lennon
Paperback: 178 Pages (1980-12)
list price: US$2.95 -- used & new: US$39.81
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Asin: 0553201212
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12. Fields and Pastures New: My First Year as a Country Vet
by John McCormack
Paperback: 288 Pages (1997-09-23)
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Asin: 0449225364
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In 1963, just three years out of veterinary school, Dr. John McCormack moved his wife and kids to Choctaw County, Alabama, to start his first practice. Choctaw folks welcomed the doctor and the tireless care he gave their animals. This book tells the heartwarming story of young Dr. McCormack's first years in this deeply rural country. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Master Story Teller
This book relates some of McCormack's adventures as the new vet in a southern country town during the early 1960s.McCormack grew up on a farm in Tennessee.His college roommate, a pre-vet major, interested him in veterinary science.Once he earned his veterinary degree and had a few years of experience under his belt, he set off in search of a town where he could hang up his shingle with an independent veterinary practice.At the time, Butler, Alabama had no licensed vet, so it seemed like a reasonable place for a new vet to make a start.In this book, McCormack describes the characters he met, both human and bovine, during that first year in Butler.

McCormack is a master storyteller.With his careful choice of words, he conveys the character of the place with all its color.While chatting with some locals at a general store, McCormack quipped he went into veterinary rather than human medicine because he didn't like dealing with people.But he tells us that this is absolutely not true-if there's one skill that a vet must have above all others, it's the ability to deal with people, to understand their needs and character. In this book, McCormack regales us with tales of how he came to learn this lesson.

5-0 out of 5 stars nicely written
I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and entertaining. I loved the Herriot stories so much, this is another great book about vet stories. It will definately be worth your time.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Next Best Thing Than Being There Assisting Dr. McCormack
I own the hardback copy of this book...actually I have owned it for a few years now.It is one of those books that become a literary treasure in your bookcase. I was so hooked on this book when I first got it, I read it from cover to cover in one day...I just couldn't put it down!

Dr. McCormack in the US can be likened to James Herriott of England.His stories of animals that he treated and the start of his career in the 1960's makes the reader feel they are right along side him assisting in whatever procedure needs to be done to his animal patient.

I am a person of great compassion for animals and as a reader, I was truly appreciative that the love and compassion that Dr. McCormack has for his animal patients shines through to the reader's soul.I laughed with this book..I have cried with this book...I have pulled for the sick animal in this book...I have rooted Dr. McCormack through as he treated tough cases in this book.

There are books about animals and then there are the special books about animals because the respect, compassion from the writer is there and the animal patients become real as one reads along the journey in the book.

If you are a James Herriott fan or an animal lover who is a reader, I highly, and I stress highly, suggest getting this book and reading it!

5-0 out of 5 stars Good Vet Stories, Great Portrait of Alabama
My people are not from Choctaw County, but we're from "around there."This is not only a sympathetic and heartfelt account of a rural vet practice in the sixties;it's a very accurate look at the folks you were likely to meet then and there, both the good and the bad.I have met most of the folks he talks about, or at least their near relations. Dr. McCormack's extended meditation on the verbal mangling of his job description by his neighbors is alone worth the price of admission, although the account of his visit to the Governor's Mansion driving the "rounds vehicle" and a too-long-delayed boar cutting run it very close.Excellent book.

5-0 out of 5 stars A good read anytime!
I really enjoyed this book. It had good detail, and you really felt like you were going on the rounds with Dr. McCormack. I have read it several times since I bought it, and it is hard to put down each time, even thoughI know the outcome!

I enjoyed reading how tough it was to convertsomeof the farmers to the methods of modern veterinary medicine, and it wasinteresting to read the different methods the farmers had preferred totreat the illnesses in their livestock and pets until their was more modernhelp available. ... Read more

13. Cyclotomic Fields and Zeta Values (Springer Monographs in Mathematics)
by John Coates, R. Sujatha
Paperback: 116 Pages (2010-11-02)
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Written by two leading workers in the field, this brief but elegant book presents in full detail the simplest proof of the "main conjecture" for cyclotomic fields. Its motivation stems not only from the inherent beauty of the subject, but also from the wider arithmetic interest of these questions.

From the reviews: "The text is written in a clear and attractive style, with enough explanation helping the reader orientate in the midst of technical details." --ZENTRALBLATT MATH

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14. The Snake Country Expedition of 1830-1831: John Work's Field Journal (American Exploration & Travel)
by John Work
 Hardcover: 199 Pages (1971-08-02)
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Asin: 0806109475
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Of great interest
This journal from John Work is a wonderful and intriguing look into the hardships, sacrifices and perseverences of fur trapper life in 1830-31.The Hudson's Bay Company's policy to strip the Snake River Country of beaver to make the lands less attractive to American trappers and thus eventually to American settlement, was the purpose of Work's mission.Work's trapping party of 115 men, women and children, 272 horses and mules and 337 traps departed from Fort Nez Perce for parts of Oregon, Idaho, Utah and Nevada.What unfolds is a fascinating, enthralling adventure of suffering through one of the worse winters on record, along with dodging and combatting the ever persistent Blackfeet Indians.Due to the severity of the winter, the party lost over 80 horsesfrom the cold.We read of daily journal entries how grass was almost non-existent for the horses as the buffalo had already devoured most of it.As the winter dragged on, eventually the buffalo became so lean that there was hardly any meat to be taken from them. Horses were so jaded and fatigued from lack of food, blistered feet and traveling, that at times it wasn't even worth the effort to pursue the buffalo for what food there was on them.The Blackfeet were a constant menace, in fact killing a few of Work's party.He had to take many preventative measures to thwart these Indian hostilities and attacks.The introduction and footnote editing by Dr. Haines, Jr. is extremely well done. ... Read more

15. Fields and Waves in Communication Electronics
by Simon Ramo, John R. Whinnery, Theodore Van Duzer
Hardcover: 864 Pages (1994-02-09)
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Asin: 0471585513
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive revision begins with a review of static electric and magnetic fields, providing a wealth of results useful for static and time-dependent fields problems in which the size of the device is small compared with a wavelength. Some of the static results such as inductance of transmission lines calculations can be used for microwave frequencies. Familiarity with vector operations, including divergence and curl, are developed in context in the chapters on statics. Packed with useful derivations and applications. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Good mathematical E&M book
I used this book for a couple of my graduate level E&M classes.This book seems to be a good foundation for learning the theoretical in's and out's of E&M.That being said, it is great for graduate students and professors but not so great for real engineers.

Now that I am a Systems (RF) Engineer, I have not found this book all that useful as a reference, simply because I have to go through tons of math just to get the answer I need.It is definitely not a "quick reference" book for the practicing engineer, but rather a in depth mathematical look into E&M theory.

4-0 out of 5 stars very good explanation on many chapters
I bought this book 13 years ago to read something about smith transmission-line chart. I think authors described very clear, especially, some figures that use to illustrate example very clear compared to other books with the same topic which is difficult to see something.

4-0 out of 5 stars This is a graduate level book
Being a doctoral student in electrical engineering and having a B.S. in physics, I would say this is definitly a graduate level text.The reader must have a strong background in math, being able use formulas such as Legendre polynomials and vector cal with full understanding.It helps to have been exposed to this material.If you are looking for a book with more broken down explainations and examples, I would suggest Intro to Electrodynamics by David Griffiths.

1-0 out of 5 stars Poorly Written and almost no examples...
I'm no genius in RF Engineering but I have come across a lot of good Microwave Engineering books and this is NOT one of them. More to the point, I work entirely with other RF engineers and every person I showed this book to shuddered and began spouting off profanities at it.

Although the book does start out simply enough, the chapters tend to give only a brief overview of the material. The real trouble starts when you try to work the problems at the end of each chapter. With no solid examples or clear explanations of how to proceed, I found myself referring to my other RF textbooks for support.

I have no doubt that if you are borderline Genius, this book will make perfect sense to you. ...But for us less than genius personality types, keep looking, your book is still out there.

4-0 out of 5 stars Best EMag book I've come across that's still in print
I refer to and review this book often.It has been updated and has the essential topics such as transmission lines, which is well covered.It also has interesting things like holography and optical image processing in the back, and is rather self contained.Like all great textbooks, you have to read it carefully and work out problems to build understanding.Ramo was the R in TRW as my former emag professor would say...For people who criticize this book, have you read the competition (Cheng)?For a slightly easier approach try Magid's "Electromagnetic Fields, Energy, and Waves".I think Jordan's "Emag Waves and Radiating Systems" is excellent w/regards to HF antennas and maxwell's equations, but it is very old. ... Read more

16. The Marshall Fields; a Study in Wealth
by john tebbel
 Hardcover: 320 Pages (1947)

Asin: B000G1LFIE
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17. Track and Field Omnibook
by John Kenneth Doherty
 Hardcover: 514 Pages (1985-03)
list price: US$27.50
Isbn: 0911521143
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18. Television Field Production and Reporting (5th Edition)
by Fred Shook, John Larson, John DeTarsio
Paperback: 384 Pages (2008-06-01)
list price: US$108.20 -- used & new: US$90.88
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Asin: 0205577679
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Television Field Production and Reporting introduces the art of visual storytelling with the most contemporary, professionally-oriented look at television field production and reporting on the market.  Widely adopted and universally respected, the National Press Photographers Association endorses Television Field Production and Reporting as a resource for college students and working professionals alike.

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5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible of the craft
A majority of the people currently employed in the business don't employ the concepts promulgated by this book.If you can, you should be able to replace them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well done!
The book was wrapped in plastic and not even touched. It was incredible and delivered in a timely manner. I'd recommend this person again!

5-0 out of 5 stars Television Field Production and Reporting
This publications has most all of the information I was looking for and it is written in terms easily understood.It gives a good foundation for moving in to a more indepth study of each area.

5-0 out of 5 stars Required reading for my new staff at our new in-house studio
This book focuses on the most important part of making television and video - the story.It's an incredible how-to book with solid techniques and tricks-of-the-trade that are described by working professionals.As the senior producer of the second studio I've built for a Fortune 100 corporation, I'm making it required reading for my in-house staff.Our programs will be created this way or we will fail. ... Read more

19. From Love Field:Our Final Hours with President John F. Kennedy
by Nellie Connally, Mickey Herskowitz
Hardcover: 240 Pages (2003-10-28)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$3.49
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Asin: 1590710142
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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"I awakened early on Friday morning, November 22, 1963.The day was gray and somber.Rain was falling...I asked John if I could ride with him to Dallas, and his reply was 'certainly.'We got in the jump seats right behind the driver and secret service man in the front.I was on the driver's side.Mrs. Kennedy was behind me.The President sat directly behind John.We were a happy foursome.I had my yellow roses; Jackie had red ones.I turned to the President as the formation of cars turned onto Elm Street and said, ' Mr. President, you certainly cannot say that Dallas does not love you.'"

Nellie Connally, wife of the late governor of Texas John Connally, shares her personal diary of the JFK assassination. While a seminal document in our nation's history-the original document is to be archived at the University of Texas-From Love Field is, at heart, one woman's account of a personal tragedy.Written for her children and grandchildren forty years ago in November 1963, the diary details what it took as a wife, mother, and friend to cope with an unimaginable personal and public ordeal.

With the twenty-six-page original document expertly reproduced in its entirely and an additional narrative detailing the days before and after the fatal shots, From Love Field also includes many major newsbreaking revelations that further delineate Mrs. Connally's longstanding dispute of the Warren Commission's findings.

Along with Mickey Herskowitz, a longtime family friend and coauthor of John Connally's autobiography In History's Shadow, Nellie Connally has, at last, broken her silence and given the country a personal point of view of the most controversial and disturbing chapter in its history.
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5-0 out of 5 stars "An Amazing Piece of History"
There have been a plethora of books written on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but none are as good or informative as Nellie Connally's "From Love Field: Our Final Hours With John F. Kennedy". What the reader gets is a book actually written by someone who was in the motorcade with the President and his wife on that fateful day in Dallas on Novemeber 22, 1963. Nellie heard and saw the events that led up to the President's death and its aftermath. Nellie wrote down on paper what happened just days after the assassination so she and her future relatives could get an account on one of the most horrific days in American history. She recounts the shots she heard, what she had said to John Kennedy just moments before he was killed, how she covered her husband with her own body when he (John Connolly-the Governor of Texas) was shot himself, and her image of the blood that was shattered over the red and yellow roses in that motorcade and how that image will stay with her for life.

Nellie Connally has written an exceptional book on one of the most tragic days that befell the United States. Not just for historians, the book is for the average, every day person who would like to know what happened on that cool November day. I am sure going back was both an emotional and physical roller-coaster ride for Mrs. Connally, so she should be applauded for her effort and her work.

5-0 out of 5 stars Compelling insight into that horrible day
I find this book wonderfully written by Mrs Connolly and a never before seen insight into what happened that day. As the (then) only surviving member of that car, it was something that is much appreciated to hear what her opinion was.

5-0 out of 5 stars Meeting the gracious and beautiful Nellie Connally
My husband and I had the opportunity yesterday to get our copy of "From Love Field" signed by Mrs. Nellie Connally. What a treat!She is so elegant and eloquent, and gracious to all of her fans.She spoke personably with every single person in line and made everyone feel like they were of interest to her.I started reading her book as soon as I got in the car, and read straight through til I finished it.It is a wonderful book, exactly what you would expect from someone who lived through that horrible day.I got exactly what I expected to get from reading it, and even more.I especially appreciated the speeches that President Kennedy wasn't able to give being reproduced in the book.This is a book I will always cherish, along with meeting this great Texan, Mrs. Nellie Connally.

5-0 out of 5 stars Refreshing and Honest
Of the many volumes on the subject, I find this book to be the best.Told with charm and grace, Nellie Connally relates the events of November 22, 1963 as only an occupant of that ill-fated Presidential Lincoln could.Devoid of conjecture or theories, we are simply presented with the facts.The Connally's viewpoint from the jumpseats is sobering. Pivotal moments, from Mrs. Connally's last words to President Kennedy to Governor Connally' near fatal wounds to Oswald's emergency room visit after the Jack Ruby shooting are covered in a comfortable format; making one feel that Mrs. Connally is relating the events to you personally.Thank-You, Mrs. Connally.

4-0 out of 5 stars Thank you, Mrs. Connally
The former First Lady of Texas takes an infamous blot on our history, an event that quite literally changed the world for generations to come, and put it in completely human terms. This is what happened to her and her family. This is how she remembers it. What's more, it's how she experienced it -- from both the front seat of the Lincoln Continental and the corridors of Parkland Hospital. This makes it an invaluable historical record, and a moving account written by a woman who had been fired upon in an open car and held her bleeding husband in her arms. Perhaps it is "slight." I would not have wanted her to embellish or alter her memories of those tragic days just to accommodate readers who measure a book's worth by the number of pages. I did not consider the photographs, the reproduction of her notes nor President Kennedy's undelivered speeches "filler." They lent texture and veracity to her story. And I do not see how anyone can say there is nothing "new" here. She is the only one of those three surviving passengers who discussed what happened at this length with the public. That in and of itself is "new." I appreciate this lady's gallantry and her generosity in contributing her family's history to our country's history. And I was also moved by her son John's recollections of the funeral. It was poignant to read a man nearing 60 recalling the awe, pagentry and pain he experienced while still a teen. ... Read more

20. Very Special Relationship: Field Marshall Sir John Dill and the Anglo-American Alliance, 1941-44
by Alex Danchev
 Hardcover: 220 Pages (1986-12)
list price: US$47.00
Isbn: 0080311970
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