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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Barbara Brundage
Publisher: Pogue Press (2011, Oct 8th).
Elements 10 offers much of Photoshop's power without the huge price tag. It's a great tool for most image-editing buffs—whether you’re a photographer, scrapbooker, or aspiring graphic artist. But Elements still doesn't come with a useful manual. This bestselling book helps you get the most out of the program, from the basics to advanced tips for both Windows and Mac users.The important stuff you need to know:Quickly learn your way around. Customize Elements to suit your working style. Get to work right away. Import, organize, and make quick image fixes with ease. Retouch any image. Learn how to repair and restore old and damaged photos. Add pizzazz. Give images more zip with dozens of filters, layer styles, and special effects. Design with words. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Kwasi Kwarteng
Publisher: PublicAffairs (2012, Feb 7th).
Kwasi Kwarteng is the child of parents whose lives were shaped as subjects of the British Empire, first in their native Ghana, then as British immigrants. He brings a unique perspective and impeccable academic credentials to a narrative history of the British Empire, one that avoids sweeping judgmental condemnation and instead sees the Empire for what it was: a series of local fiefdoms administered in varying degrees of competence or brutality by a cast of characters as outsized and eccentric as anything conjured by Gilbert and Sullivan. The truth, as Kwarteng reveals, is that there was no such thing as a model for imperial administration; instead, appointees were schooled in quirky, independent-minded individuality. As a result the Empire was the product not of a grand idea but of often chaotic individual improvisation. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Rand McNally and Company
Publisher: Rand Mcnally; Original edition (2012, Apr 23rd).
Find your next route with a modern road map The 89th edition of the most trusted and best-selling US atlas on the market features the winners from the first Best of the RoadÂ® search for America s best small towns.Use the book's scannable tags to point your smartphone to updated road trip content and tools that enhance your travel planning. To download the Microsoft Tag reader, use the web browser on your phone to navigate to randmcnally.com/TAG and click the link provided. The 2013 Road Atlas includes coupons for discounts at hotels, restaurants and family attractions so you can save money on your next road trip. Tags keep the offers fresh scan them with your smartphone to check back for additional deals.Product DescriptionUpdated U. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
The Official Red Book: A Guide Book of U.S. Coins 2013 (Official Red Book: A Guide Book of United States Coins)Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Jeff Garrett
Publisher: Whitman Publishing; 66th Edition edition (2012, Apr 3rd).
The Official Red Book®, now in its 66th year, is famous nationwide as the premiere resource for U.S. coin collectors. This best-selling one-volume library helps you make smart buying decisions as you build your collection. Millions of readers rely on it for full-color photographs, detailed technical data, and up-to-date mintages. The Red Book covers the history of colonial and early American coins; official federal issues from half cents through silver dollars and gold coins; classic and modern commemoratives; Proof and Mint sets; error coins; Civil War tokens; pioneer (territorial) gold; every state and territorial quarter, plus the new National Park quarters; all of the presidential dollars; and more. You ll benefit from its practical essays on grading, investing, auctions, and other hobby subjects and of course, its pricing for 6,000-plus coins, in up to 9 grades each, gathered from more than 100 of the nation s leading coin dealers! The 2013 edition features more than 1,800 full-color photographs to help you confidently identify your coins. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability