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Braided River Imprint Focuses on Conservation

03 May 2008
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With ˜The Last Polar Bear," The Mountaineers Books has launched its new publishing venture, Braided River, with “The Last Polar Bear: Facing the Truth of a Warming World.”

The book contains nearly 200 color images by Steven Kazlowski, who has been following the creatures for the past eight years. Essays by conservationists, scientists and Alaskan natives supplement the photographs, including one by Theodore Roosevelt’s great-grandson. The Braided River imprint combines nature photography with...

W.W. Norton Examines Tibetan Landscape

03 May 2008
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W.W. Norton & Co. has released a new book entitled "Across the Tibetan Plateau: Ecosystems, Wildlife, and Conservation," with a foreword by former president Jimmy Carter. With contributions from noted natural historians and a diverse team of photographers, it tells the story of the Tibetan people’s efforts to protect their land for future generations. Containing some of the first photographs of the region’s rare species, the work looks at...

Associated Press Looks at History Through Photos

28 October 2007
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The Associated Press has released a new book, "Breaking News: How the Associated Press Has Covered War, Peace and Everything Else," which looks at the past 160 years of national and international news. Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and illustrated with unforgettable photos, the book gives behind-the-scenes accounts of recent history.

The book presents well-known news events as seen through the eyes of the journalists who were on the ground, covering topics such as World War I, aviation, civil rights and sports. The book also includes a foreword by the late David Halberstam. An exhibit highlighting photographs and text from the book will visit major cities...

Photoshop CS3, Software Cinema Produce Training Series

27 October 2007
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The second title of Software Cinema's interactive training line for Adobe Photoshop CS3 has been scheduled. The new interactive series is designed specifically for serious amateur and professional photographers.

Recently inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame, digital artist Eddie Tapp teaches the series via broadband connection through Software Cinema's unique Workshops-on-Demand service or a Product-on-Disc DVD. Tapp teaches about the digital process and new effects that have been updated for the new CS3.

The series is a two-disc set titled "Classic Pro Techniques," and focuses on setup palettes for working spaces, and how to work in Adobe Bridge with the processing interface for RAW, JPEGs and more. It also teaches creative and advanced techniques...

Photographic Team Laud Biodiversity

05 August 2006
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"One Planet: A Celebration of Biodiversity," by Nicolas Hulot, is illustrated with photographs by a team of renowned nature photographers. The book celebrates the variety of species and ecosystems, and explores how various forces affect them positively and negatively. French journalist Hulot describes eight ecosystems (forests, oceans, deserts, poles, mountains, wetlands, grasslands and cities), the species that inhabit them and the role humans play in...

Sammon Shares Nature Photo Tips

03 August 2006
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Rick Sammon, a travel and nature photographer and author, has written a book outlining his advice for travelers who would like to make the most of their photographic opportunities. In "Travel and Nature Photography," Sammon guides the reader through dozens of different shooting situations, from aerials to zoos. The book is organized thematically, and the excursions described include Vietnam, Kampuchea, Guatemala, India, Alaska, Singapore, Maine, Texas, New York City, Las Vegas, Botswana, the Caribbean and the American Southwest.

In addition to his writing and photography work, Sammon has appeared as...

Carmel Illustrates 'Brilliant Waters'

02 August 2006
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Landscape photographer Elizabeth Carmel has released a collection of images, 'Brilliant Waters: Portraits of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite and the High Sierra.' The book combines Carmel's fine-art landscapes with a selection of poetry by noted writers. Robert Redford has contributed the book’s foreword.

The 104-page, 12 by 12-inch hardcover volume contains...

Book Chronicles Leica's WWII Humanitarian Deeds

29 July 2006
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Frank Dabba Smith, a California-born rabbi currently living in England, recently released a history of the Leitz family, the German founders of Leica cameras. "The Greatest Invention of the Leitz Family: The Leica Freedom Train" is an account of the efforts of Ernst Leitz II, the family’s Protestant patriarch, to establish safe emigration routes for Jews to leave Germany in the guise of Leitz employees being assigned overseas.

Employees, retailers, family members and their friends were assigned to...

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