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  • Floppy Show, Theby Jeff Stein

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2018; US$ 12.99

    In 1957, WHO-TV asked staff performer Duane Ellett to come up with an idea to help teach children how to better care for their pets. Ellett created Floppy, a high-voiced beagle dog puppet that became his sidekick for the next 30 years. Together, the iconic duo made 200 personal appearances every year at community festivals and events. The Floppy Show... more...

  • Progress in Ultrafast Intense Laser Science XIIIby Kaoru Yamanouchi; Wendell T. Hill III; Gerhard G. Paulus

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 110.07

    This thirteenth volume in the PUILS series covers a broad range of topics from this interdisciplinary research field, focusing on atoms, molecules, and clusters interacting in intense laser field and high-order harmonics generation and their applications. The series delivers up-to-date reviews of progress in ultrafast intense laser science, the interdisciplinary... more...

  • The Laser Inventorby Theodore H. Maiman

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 36.68

    In these engaging memoirs of a maverick, Theodore H. Maiman describes the life events leading to his invention of the laser in 1960. Maiman succeeded using his expertise in physics and engineering along with an ingenious and elegant design not anticipated by others. His pink ruby laser produced mankind’s first-ever coherent light and has provided transformational... more...

  • Why Art Photography?by Lucy Soutter

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 39.95

    The second edition of Why Art Photography? is an updated, expanded introduction to the ideas behind today’s striking photographic images. Lively, accessible discussions of key issues such as ambiguity, objectivity, fiction, authenticity, and photography’s expanding field are supplemented with new material around timely topics such as globalization,... more...

  • McGlincy Killings in Campbell, California, Theby Tobin Gilman

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2018; US$ 12.99

    On the morning of May 27, 1896, the peaceful township of Campbell awoke to shocking news. Six people were brutally murdered at the home of Colonel Richard P. McGlincy, one of the town's most respected citizens. The suspect, James Dunham--the colonel's son-in-law--fled the scene and disappeared into the hills of Mount Hamilton overlooking Santa Clara... more...

  • Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, Michael Curtis

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2018; US$ 12.99

    Classical design formed our nation's capital. The soaring Washington Monument, the columns of the Lincoln Memorial and the spectacular dome of the Capitol Building speak to the founders' comprehensive vision of our federal city. Learn about the L'Enfant and McMillan plans for Washington, D.C., and how those designs are reflected in two hundred years... more...

  • Pearlby Jeremy Banas; Kit Goldsbury; Bill Jones

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2018; US$ 12.99

    "The finest flavored beer in the market. Be sure and try, and you will be convinced. Warranted to be the same at all times. Ask for it, drink no other." In 1887, these were bold words about the City Brewery's new beer with the pearly bubbles, considering how the recent flood of German immigrants to Central Texas brought along expert fermentation. As... more...

  • The Ethics of Seeingby Jennifer Evans; Paul Betts; Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

    Berghahn Books 2018; US$ 34.95

    Throughout Germany's tumultuous twentieth century, photography was an indispensable form of documentation. Whether acting as artists, witnesses, or reformers, both professional and amateur photographers chronicled social worlds through successive periods of radical upheaval. The Ethics of Seeing brings together an international group of scholars... more...

  • Greetings from Novorossiyaby Pawel Pieniazek; Malgorzata Markoff; John Markoff

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2018; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.21

    Introduction by Timothy Snyder Polish journalist Pawel Pieniazek was among the first journalists to enter the war-torn region of eastern Ukraine and Greetings from Novorossiya is his vivid firsthand account of the conflict. He was the first reporter to reach the scene when Russian troops in Ukraine accidentally shot down a civilian airliner,... more...

  • Why Photographers Prefer Cloudy Daysby Haje Jan Kamps

    Octopus 2018; US$ 0.00

    **FREE SAMPLER** There's no one secret to taking beautiful photos, but good photographers build up a series of useful bits of know-how. They know that clouds, far from ruining a photo, give a great soft natural light for portraits. They know that unusual angles draw the eye, and that their feet are just as effective as a zoom lens. This book... more...