The Graphic Guide to Beekeeping: Your Co... $23.99 $24.99
Add some visual zing to your new beekeeping hobby with the very first graphic guide! These fully illustrated pages, perfect for visual learners, offer you complete, easy-to-understand whys and how-tos on every aspect of beekeeping, plus an entertaining approach. Hundreds of detailed line drawings teach all you need to succeed with beekeeping, whether your goal is honey, beeswax, a backyard adventure, plant pollination, or all of the above. Detailed drawings let you peer closely at the bees' world, in terms of seeing their anatomy, close-ups of their food sources, and the microscopic world in the hive. Covers choosing location, equipment, the best hive types, bee types, and other options; the beekeeping year and its tasks; keeping a healthy hive (or dozens); what to do when something goes wrong; how to harvest and process your honey, pollen, propolis, wax, royal jelly; and more.Yves Gustin has enjoyed more than two decades of beekeeping and has learned from bees by watching them carefully. Here he shares his expertise visually with beginners and experienced beekeepers interested in learning some new ways of looking at this fascinating hobby.
Designing for Disaster: Domestic Archite... $33.99 $34.99
The climate is changing, and so must domestic architecture. Premium materials-brick, stone, wood-and timeless design used to be the key to building homes that would last for generations. But a warming planet, coupled with severe weather events, has changed the equation and raised the stakes, sometimes literally. Aimed at homeowners, architects, and builders, this book presents sixteen innovative homes that represent the best of resilient-home practices in four categories-earth, wind, fire, and water-plus a list of resources from organizations such as FEMA and the National Fire Protection Agency. Few local building codes provide adequate protection from the forces of global warming, which will proliferate in this century. These examples illustrate the importance of next-level home design to help resist climate change-the most urgent issue of our time.Designing for Disaster provides an in-depth look at how architecture (specifically domestic architecture) is changing in the face of global climate change and the extreme weather which follows as a result.Boyce Thompson is the author of Anatomy of a Great Home and The New New Home. The former editor of Builder magazine and founding editor of Residential Architect magazine, Thompson has spent more than 30 years writing about home design and construction.
The Last Veterans of World War II: Portr... $23.99 $24.99
Chronicling the many faces of the WWII effort, these contemporary black-and-white portraits of the longest surviving veterans remind us that the war comprised a collection of Americans from all walks of life. Their penetrating gaze captures the ethos of the endeavor of war. Intimate memories offer glimpses into the horrifying and at times the awe-inspiring, reality of war. The faces of these veterans, from all branches, are juxtaposed with images of their youthful selves and serve as a visual representation of the expanse of their life experiences. Appealing to the families of soldiers, academics, history buffs, and veterans of other wars, this collection is a testament to the spirit of patriotism and strength of a collective American effort.A lifelong photojournalist and commercial photographer, Richard Bell started his career at Kent State University with a degree in journalism. After witnessing the shootings at Kent, Richard switched his major from Biology to Journalism. Jobs at two large metropolitan daily papers followed: The St. Petersburg Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer. At the Inquirer Richard moved from Staff Photojournalist to Photo Editor where he was awarded the 'Newspaper Photo Editor of the Year' award from the 'Pictures of the Year' competition (POY). Leaving the newspaper business Richard started his own commercial photography business, 'The Bing Group', which produced print advertising for business uses. Concurrently he was a Senior Lecturer at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, teaching documentary photography. Richard is currently working on fine art, book projects, and documentary projects from his studio at the SoHa Arts Building in Haddon Township, NJ.
Harlem Street Portraits, Harvey Stein, w... $39.99 $45.00
Well-known New York photographer Harvey Stein documents the humanity and spirit of the people of Harlem in 166 beautiful black and white photographs taken over 23 years, from 1990 to 2013. The images are mostly close-up portraits that reveal the friendliness and warmth of this city's inhabitants, the vibrant and bustling vitality of the area, and the changing nature of the neighborhood. What may at first appear to be a casual encounter becomes a personal, intimate record, a meaningful collaboration between photographer and subject. With a population of nearly half a million people, Harlem is America's most celebrated African-American neighborhood. Its rich past and historical importance have made a unique contribution to our national popular culture. Stein's photographs capture and celebrate the Harlem spirit.Harvey Stein is a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, author, and curator based in New York City. He teaches at the International Center of Photography and is a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad. He has curated more than two dozen exhibits since 2007 and is the Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery in New York City's East Village. He has also been a member of the faculty of the Rochester Institute of Technology, Drew University, New School University, The School of Visual Arts, and the University of Bridgeport. A recipient of a Creative Arts Public Service (CAPS) fellowship and numerous artist in residency grants, Stein's other photography books include Coney Island 40 Years (2011), Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life (2006), Coney Island (1998), Artists Observed (1986) and Parallels: A Look at Twins (1978). Stein's photographs and portfolios have been published in such periodicals as The New Yorker, Time, Life, Esquire, American Heritage, Forbes, Smithsonian, and all the major photography magazines. Stein's photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe-75 one-person and over 150 group shows to date. His photographs are in more than 50 permanent collections, including The George Eastman House, the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh), the Denver Museum of Art, and the International Center of Photography. Harvey Stein, who has portrayed the life and concerns of people all over the world over a long career, started photographing Harlem, a five-minute subway ride from his home, in the hopes of learning about what makes it so unique.