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Exploring the Selfie

This volume explores the selfie not only as a specific photographic practice that is deeply rooted in digital culture, but also how it is understood in relation to other media of self-portrayal. Unlike the public debate about the dangers of 'selfie-narcissism', this anthology discusses what the practice of taking and sharing selfies can tell us about media culture today: can the selfie be critiqued as an image or rather as a social p...

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World Party: The Rough Guide to the World's Best Festivals

It''s Party Time! - The Rough Guide World Party is a detailed guide to the world''s best events and festivals. If you''ve ever thought of partying in Rio, throwing tomatoes in Spain or riding a camel in Pushkar, this guide is for you. Full-colour throughout with detailed accounts of each major festival and insider tips on how best to enjoy each one. The useful ''festival keys'' will help you to find the perfect world festival, from t...

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Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists brings together information from biomechanics, ergonomics, physics, anatomy, medicine, and piano pedagogy to focus on the subject of small-handedness. The first comprehensive study of its kind, the book opens with an overview of historical, anatomical, and pedagogical perspectives and redresses long-held biases concerning those who struggle at the piano because of issues with hand size. A...

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Current Issues in Cosmology

What are the current ideas describing the large-scale structure of the Universe? How do they relate to the observed facts? This book looks at both the strengths and weaknesses of the current big-bang model in explaining certain puzzling data. It arises from an international conference that brought together many of the world's leading players in cosmology. In addition to presenting individual talks, the proceedings of the resulting di...

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The Herb Garden Specialist

More than 330 color illustrations and diagrams, backed with easily followed text, help gardeners at all skill levels learn to buy, plant, tend, and harvest a rich bounty of herbs. Complete herb identification and growing instructions are provided for annuals, biennials, bulbs, herbaceous perennials, and shrub-like herbs. There's also planting patterns for a compact cartwheel garden, corner and narrow planting beds, and formal herb ga...

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The Tool Book

"Tools. Yes!"–Nick Offerman, from the foreword This user's guide to over 200 hand tools highlights how to use tools effectively, understand them better, and how to properly care for them. With foreword by Nick Offerman, host of the new show Making It on NBC. Salute generations of craftsmanship, ingenuity, and know-how with The Tool Book . Explore tools from every angle, with detailed patent drawings, exploded diagrams, and step-by-st...

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The Everything Guide to Being Vegetarian

With nearly 6 million adult vegetarians in the United States, a push toward a leaner, greener, healthier lifestyle is happening everywhere. Whether their reasons are moral, economic, or health-related, people all over the country--and the world--are making the switch to vegetarianism. In this book, you discover: Easy ways to get essential nutrition like protein and iron Where to buy fresh, high-quality produce without breaking the ba...

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The Hour: A Cocktail Manifesto

One part celebration, one part history, two parts manifesto, Bernard DeVoto's The Hour is a comic and unequivocal treatise on how and why we drink--properly. One part celebration, one part history, two parts manifesto, Bernard DeVoto’s The Hour is a comic and unequivocal treatise on how and why we drink―properly. The Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author turns his shrewd wit on the spirits and attitudes that cause his...