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1. John Shaw's Nature Photography
2. Fields of Battle: The Wars for
3. Listening in the Language Classroom
4. Social Capital: Critical Perspectives
5. The Field Guide to John Deere
6. John Field: 18 Nocturnes: Piano
7. Class Field Theory (Ams Chelsea
8. Fields of Vision: The Photographs
9. Volunteers' Camp and Field Book:
10. Fields and Galois Theory (Springer
11. John Madden's Ultimate Tailgating
12. Strawberry Fields Forever: John
13. The Snake Country Expedition of
14. The Marshall Fields; a Study in
15. Fields and Waves in Communication
16. John Douglas's Guide to Careers
17. Television Field Production and
18. Adult Development and Aging
19. Track and Field Omnibook
20. In Flanders Fields (and Other

1. John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide
by John Shaw
Paperback: 160 Pages (2000-10-31)
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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. Social Capital: Critical Perspectives
Paperback: 320 Pages (2001-02-15)
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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

5. 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

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. Class Field Theory (Ams Chelsea Publishing)
by Emil Artin and John Tate
Hardcover: 192 Pages (2008-12-17)
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Asin: 0821844261
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This classic book, originally published in 1968, is based on notes of a year-long seminar the authors ran at Princeton University. The primary goal of the book was to give a rather complete presentation of algebraic aspects of global class field theory, and the authors accomplished this goal spectacularly: for more than 40 years since its first publication, the book has served as an ultimate source for many generations of mathematicians. In this revised edition, two mathematical additions complementing the exposition in the original text are made. The new edition also contains several new footnotes, additional references, and historical comments. ... Read more

8. Fields of Vision: The Photographs of John Vachon: The Library of Congress
Paperback: 64 Pages (2010-04-16)
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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

9. 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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10. Fields and Galois Theory (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series)
by John M. Howie
Paperback: 225 Pages (2005-11-17)
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Asin: 1852339861
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The pioneering work of Abel and Galois in the early nineteenth century demonstrated that the long-standing quest for a solution of quintic equations by radicals was fruitless: no formula can be found. The techniques they used were, in the end, more important than the resolution of a somewhat esoteric problem, for they were the genesis of modern abstract algebra.

This book provides a gentle introduction to Galois theory suitable for third- and fourth-year undergraduates and beginning graduates. The approach is unashamedly unhistorical: it uses the language and techniques of abstract algebra to express complex arguments in contemporary terms. Thus the insolubility of the quintic by radicals is linked to the fact that the alternating group of degree 5 is simple - which is assuredly not the way Galois would have expressed the connection.

Topics covered include:

rings and fields

integral domains and polynomials

field extensions and splitting fields

applications to geometry

finite fields

the Galois group


Group theory features in many of the arguments, and is fully explained in the text. Clear and careful explanations are backed up with worked examples and more than 100 exercises, for which full solutions are provided.

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5-0 out of 5 stars very useful!!!
I needed a book with examples of normal extensions.This one was very helpful.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fields and Galois Theory
This is a short but very good introductory book on abstract algebra, with emphasis on Galois Theory. Very little background in mathematics is required, so that the potential audience for this book range from undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, computer professionals, and the math enthusiasts. ... Read more

11. John Madden's Ultimate Tailgating
by John Madden
Hardcover: 224 Pages (1998-06-01)
list price: US$24.95 -- used & new: US$3.99
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Asin: 0670880981
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Sports announcer John Madden has put together over 80 terrific recipes that are perfect for tailgating. Whether it's a college event or an NFL game of the week, you'll find the recipes plus complete information on the ballpark where you plan to dine!Amazon.com Review
It's game day and the parking lot surrounding Green Bay'sLambeau Field is awash in a bouquet of beer-soaked bratwursts sizzlingover flames. Outside Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey,it's burgers and dogs, and in New Orleans, fragrant blasts of shrimpgumbo bounce off the Superdome. Whichever stadium you visit, you'llfind that tailgating is alive, well, and cooking in America. JohnMadden, an adamant fan of this age-old tradition, helps the cause withhis new cookbook, John Madden's Ultimate Tailgating. But bewarned: Madden isn't into fancy, white-linen cuisine. These aresmash-mouth meals, meant for those willing to drip sauce on theirshirts and deal with the heartburn that follows. He starts simple,with recipes like Smoked Prime Rib and Salt-Cured Spit-Roasted Leg ofLamb. Then he ups the ante with Metrodome Horseradish Burgers, BrewCrew Venison Stew, Tabasco Sesame Noodles, and Pork to Taste Like WildBoar. Each of the 80 stomach-grumbling recipes was subjected to tastetests by hundreds of tailgaters. And if it's good enough for thesediscerning taste buds, it's good enough for the All-Madden CulinaryTeam. --Ben Tiffany ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I Love It
This book is pretty good, buy much more useful as cultural anthropology rather than a cookbook. It is a collection of recipes from dedicated NFL fans from across the nation (so, there is no rhyme or reason for the wildly disparate selection of recipes, other than the author likes them). While most of us do not tailgate on Sundays during NFL season, it is nonetheless a useful collection of recipes to feed a crowd.
I really like this collection of recipes, crowd pleasers that anyone can do. There are many recipes you will want to do. Most are of the simple mix `n dump variety (Smoked Prime Rib takes several hours and planning, Terducken is best left to the butcher, Deep Fried Turkey should only be tried if you are fireman, and Pork To Taste Like Wild Boar is clever but requires several days of marinating).
More importantly, it is a mini-autobiography of Mr. Football himself. It is a record of a person, a time, and a place. This volume is chockfull of personal reminisces. If you like football, you gotta have this book, even if you do not do a single recipe from it.
The recipes themselves remind me of those many "junior league" cookbooks that were popular a couple of decades ago: traditional, family fare. This is a good thing, since most of the recipes are not difficult to do. Many recipes require either a smoker and a grill; however, the book simply assumes you already are proficient with their use, as no help is provided for their use. There are icons that tell you which requires a smoker or grill, but many others can be done in a pot or pan, either on your kitchen stove or an outdoor cooker, and these do not have an icon in the text.

4-0 out of 5 stars review of john maddens "ultimate tailgating"
mr madden sure knows how to select great foods for this book. ihave great respect for his ability to eat. this is a very userfriendly cookbook, & i have successfully tried severalrecipes,,,they are fantastic. he may be a loudmouth, but he knows howto feed that big belly!:-)

jeff steadman

4-0 out of 5 stars It may be Fattening, but it is WONDERFUL!!!
John Madden-I salute you! I grew up listening and watching you coach and provide excellent commentary on NFL games throughout my life! I always wanted a cookbook that dealt with those wonderful tailgates that you displayed on your TV shows, but never got a chance to give recipes! Thanks for "filling in the BLANKS"!!! You are a great man and I love this cookbook!

ed saunders jr. Nashville, TN

5-0 out of 5 stars Tailgating is half the fun of a good football game
While many of the receipes are for large groups, the basic ingredients are here, including humor and barbecue tips for both novice and top gun. The review of other stadium and facilities for those who want to travel withtheir team let you know what to expect in Seattle or Dallas, for instance,and to me, that is worth the price of the book alone. Last year I gavethe book to many of my male and female friends as a Christmas gift.

4-0 out of 5 stars Madden has equal gust for the grill and the grid iron.
Typical Jon Madden. Big grills, big meats, and big dishes are what this book is all about. The roughly 100 recipes come from authentic and experienced tailgaters that have brought vigorous American life to the lotsand for years, including the big man himself. The original chefs all have abio and a their recipes a story. ... Read more

12. Strawberry Fields Forever: John Lennon Remembered
by John Lennon
Paperback: 178 Pages (1980-12)
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Asin: 0553201212
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13. 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

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

Asin: B000G1LFIE
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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. John Douglas's Guide to Careers in the FBI (Kaplan John Douglas's Guide to Careers in the FBI)
by John Douglas
Paperback: 288 Pages (2005-10-04)
list price: US$15.00 -- used & new: US$8.67
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Asin: 0743272803
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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*An overview of the history, structure, programs, services, and training programs of the FBI

*Strategies for pursuing a career in the FBI including practical advice on how to make yourself a competitive candidate

* Details on the academic fields, professional skills, volunteer experiences, and personal attributes most valued by FBI recruiters

*The latest information about programs such as Hate Crimes, Cyber Crimes, Innocent Images (child pornography), and changes wrought by 9/11 ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars What Guide?
There is very little guidance in this book. Douglas spends more time telling stories than actually giving guidance. He gives no help about the interview process or any detail about the different phases of testing. I am sure his profiling career was exciting but I think the times have changed to much for him to give advice for present candidates.

1-0 out of 5 stars Author is out of his element
After reading the author's "Anatomy of Motive" and "Mind Hunter" books, I can tell you that he is a much better storyteller than a career book author. This is unfortunate and disappointing, because his other books are much better written than "Guide to Careers in the FBI." It appears that he tried to apply his storytelling style of writing to his career book, and it does not work.

2-0 out of 5 stars 15 bucks down the drain
"Guide to Careers in the FBI" has too many war stories and not enough of the advice you'll need in such a competitive arena. I was hoping for much more substance.

1-0 out of 5 stars Can I get a refund?
John Douglas's Guide to Careers in the FBI is geared more toward curious middle school students than adults who want to work for a federal law enforcement agency. Besides, 100 percent of the content of the book is available from any criminal justice career counselor or professor at any college in America.

3-0 out of 5 stars Don't expect inside info
I bought this one, as well as Ackerman's book.If you're hoping for those little tidbits of inside information to give you a leg up, forget about it.These authors came from the same tight-lipped establishment you're trying to get into, and they're not about to offer any more than is offered on [line].The Douglas book has no more than 12 pages dedicated to the application/selection process and it's straight from the FBI Web site.If you buy one, I suggest the Ackerman book as it assumes you're already past the "I'm in high school, so what's this FBI thingy" stage.It actually has some very interesting information on what to expect after applying, as well as outlines of the different organizations within, e.g. FBI Scuba Team. ... Read more

17. 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

18. 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

19. Track and Field Omnibook
by John Kenneth Doherty
 Hardcover: 514 Pages (1985-03)
list price: US$27.50
Isbn: 0911521143
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20. In Flanders Fields (and Other Poems by John McCrae)
by John McCrae
Kindle Edition: Pages (2008-09-12)
list price: US$0.99
Asin: B001FWZ2N2
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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NOTE: This edition has a linked "Table of Contents" and has been beautifully formatted (searchable and interlinked) to work on your Amazon e-book reader. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Yet Haunting Illustration of the Poem
Reason for Reading: Read aloud to the 10yo as part of our history curriculum.

This is a book I've read several times. I've read the entire book to myself and aloud to each of my children plus I've read the poem from the book numerous times. This is not really a book about World War 1, or the Great War as it lets children know it was once called. Plenty of information about the war is imparted but that is through the telling of the story of Lt. Col. John McCrae, Canadian soldier and poet, how he came to write the poem "In Flanders Fields" and the impact that poem had on the people at the time as well as its lasting effect.

Textually, the book starts with a copy of the poem written in McCrae's own hand. Then there is a very brief set up for WWI, and a brief background on John McCrae before he was in Flanders. It then goes on to describe in detail the conditions of war at Flanders and McCrae is quoted from his own letters. We are given the story, well the two variations, of how and why John wrote the poem and the public's immediate overwhelming response to its heartfelt message. Then how the imagery of poppies became incorporated into war posters, advertisements for Victory Bonds and quotes from "In Flanders Fields" were used as taglines to inspire people. We get a good look at McCrae's war life as a surgeon and how he lived out his life, eventually dying on the front lines of pneumonia. But the message of the poppy didn't end with Lt. Col. John McCrae's death nor the end of WWI, it became a symbol of remembrance of those who have fallen in wars to fight for our freedom and the custom of wearing a poppy, which started during McCrae's life, is still followed today in many countries throughout the world as they honour a national day of Remembrance on November 11th.

Visually, the text pages are illustrated with a few drawings, photographs, postcards, and artifacts such as medals. But the true impact of this book comes from the beautiful yet haunting paintings of Janet Wilson which illustrate the poem a few lines at a time. In between the text pages every so often the poem is slowly told a few lines at a time using a two page spread entirely filled with the painting while the words are written along the bottom of the page. These paintings truly bring the poem's meaning forward to anyone who looks at them. Words and picture combine to tell the haunting, powerful cry of the poem. One cannot read the poem along with these paintings and not feel this poem in their gut, perhaps have their voice crack; it gets to me every time.

While I certainly love this book as a whole I would recommend it solely for the illustrated version of the poem alone.

4-0 out of 5 stars In Flander's Field
A valuable book for those who wish to remind their children - and themselves - of the utter horrors of a brutal war.While not for very young children, it would be a great way to get one's family to think about war and its violence and, sometimes, its absolute necessity.

5-0 out of 5 stars A story that should be shared
This lovely book is a perfect introduction to Veteran's Day or Remembrance Day or World War I. The story of John McCrea and WWI flows through the book, interspersed with lines from the poem, "In Flanders fields." It discusses the significance of the date, November 11 and supplies interesting details from the period.Over two page spreads Wilson also interprets lines from the poem with lovely paintings that fill in more information about soldier life.

This book is very popular with kids who like nonfiction "war" books.

Cultural references to this poem abound. The poem is a classic that should be shared with young people today.

5-0 out of 5 stars Every child should know this poem
Growing up in Canada, I and every other child knew this poem inside and out. Every Rememberence Day[Nov.11th], we recited it, wore our poppies and then walked down to the cemetery to commemorate all the soldiers who died during the different wars. We talked about it in class for a few weeks.I gave it to my children after I found the book at a Canadian bookstore the week of it's release. They in turn took it school and their teachers read it to their classes. As a education major, I will use it in my studies and then as a teacher for my class to learn about the World Wars. The art work is beautiful and the story enclosed is lovely too, if ever can be of a book about war. It's too bad this isn't used over here in the States.

5-0 out of 5 stars In Flanders Field
I read this book while resting my feet at Book Expo 2000. At least three people stopped to ask me about it because they were so taken by the illustrations.This picture book for young people intersperses breathtaking illustrations for the poem "In Flanders Field" withbackground on World War I and the story of the writing of this poem. Adeeply affecting and touching book, it will give young people a personalview of war, particularly this war. Unfortunately, many children as well asadults know nothing about World War I. This book is a fine introduction anda good war to broach a painful topic. By any standard, it is well-wellwritten and thoughtful. ... Read more

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