Understand your camera´s capabilities. Master the skills of exposure, composition and focus. Take amazing photos; no post-processing, no Photoshop, just your own vision. With amazing low-light capabilities, incredible definition, intelligent autofocus and a host of other features, digital cameras have now become so powerful that they have left their users behind. Most photographers can take competent shots in a range of conditions, or fix imperfect exposures in Photoshop or Lightroom, but very few have the skill to push their cameras to the limit and capture the perfect shot, under all conditions, with no post-processing required. In Camera is the perfect way to take your photography to that level; to master your camera, understand light, exposure and composition, and make amazing photographs, whatever your camera, without cheating after the event. One hundred of Gordon´s beautiful photos are given with his own expert commentary; full settings and camera details are included, and a host of tips and tricks let photographers of any level learn something from every example. The shots are taken with a wide range of cameras, and the emphasis is on getting results by improving your own skills, not wasting money on expensive equipment.
Lulu is the perfect character to introduce preschoolers to first experiences. Join her as she spends a fun day at the zoo and meets a whole host of noisy animals. With an accessible tone, warm and reassuring text and interactive flaps to lift on every page, Lulu at the Zoo is the perfect introduction to exciting visits out and about.Popular, trusted and reassuring, the Lulu picture, novelty and board books make the perfect companion for inquisitive little minds.
A New York Times Bestseller The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, tells the story of growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this young readers´ adaptation of his bestselling adult memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. BORN A CRIME IS SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING OSCAR WINNER LUPITA NYONG´O! Trevor Noah, the funny guy who hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child to exist. But he did exist--and from the beginning, the often-misbehaved Trevor used his keen smarts and humor to navigate a harsh life under a racist government. This fascinating memoir blends drama, comedy, and tragedy to depict the day-to-day trials that turned a boy into a young man. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, thanks to his mom´s unwavering love and indomitable will. It´s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime not only provides a fascinating and honest perspective on South Africa´s racial history, but it will also astound and inspire young readers looking to improve their own lives. ´´Through the foreign, the familiar, and the funny, Born a Crime is a piercing reminder that every mad life--even yours--could end up a masterpiece.´´ --JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bestselling author ´´His mother raised him with an imagination and showed that there were no barriers to whatever he wanted to be. Readers will find this journey through Noah´s formative years humorous and exciting.´´ --BOOKLIST ´´Startling in its honesty, humor, and humility.´´ --KIRKUS REVIEWS ´´For readers who will appreciate the understand how a parent´s love enabled Noah to become the successful man he is now.´´ --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Based on traditional construction, the ultra-modern high-tech architecture of the Japanese capital fascinates architectural aficionados across the world. This new guide is an indispensable companion for anyone seeking to explore one of the world´s largest and most complex cities which will play host to the Summer Olympics in 2020. Almost 300 of Tokyo´s most interesting buildings from the post-1945 era are introduced in pictures and informative texts. Plans and indices complete this user-friendly guide, with maps making buildings easy to locate despite construction ensuing at a dizzying pace. From the sea of neon lighting at the Shibuya Crossing to eccentric structures composed solely of timber beams, this guide to Tokyo illustrates its unrivalled breadth of extraordinary architecture.
This book charts the changing frontiers of activism in the Americas. Travelling Canada, the US, the US-Mexico border, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, and Indigenous territories on Turtle Island, it invites readers to identify networks, clusters, and continuities of art-activist tactics designed to exceed the event horizon of the performance protest. Essays feature Indigenous artists engaging in land-based activism and decolonial cyberactivism, grass-roots movements imagining possible futures through cross-sector alliance building, art-activists forwarding tactics of reinvention, and student groups in the throes of theatrical assembly. Artist pages, interspersed throughout the collection, serve as animated, first-person perspectives of those working on the front lines of interventionist art. Taken together, the contributions offer a vibrant picture of emergent tactics and strategies over the past decade that allow art-activists to sustain the energy and press of political resistance in the face of a whole host of rights emergencies across the Americas.
The story of Emile the brave octopus, who is a dedicated crime fighter. First published in the US in 1960, Emile´s adventures have been translated into 6 languages and are being reissued for the new generation. This classic picture-book, first published in 1960, tells the story of Emile. When Emile rescues Captain Samovar from a shark attack, he earns himself a friend for life who treats him to a saltwater bathtub bed, instruments to play, and more. But after saving the day many times over, Emile grows tired of life above water and returns to his home... where he hosts the scuba-geared Captain for regular games of chess. Ungerer´s charming illustrations make this unlikeliest of heroes quite irresistible.
The objective of this book is twofold. Firstly, to construct a small macroeconometric simulation and forecasting model for the Greek economy, which then is used as an instrument to assess the economic effects of staging a mega sporting event. Secondly, to identify whether a stock exchange reaction to a mega sporting event announcement exists. In this work these issues are examined within the context of the Summer Olympic Games. The book offers a fair picture of economic modelling, a step-by-step explanation of the procedure and work involved in developing and using the models. The book could be of interest to economists as well as to the researchers in Olympic Games modelling, while the outcomes may also improve the information available to policy makers and potential future hosts of mega sporting events.