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The Tao of Cob: How a Kansas Grandmother Built Her Own Natural Home in the Woods
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The Tao of Cob is a how-to book on earthen-house building, written as a memoir in Dorethy's pithy, homespun philosophical voice.
Turquoise Stone of Heaven
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,440. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Geology
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This book offers an in-depth look at the geology and cultural history of one of humanity’s oldest and most beautiful gemstones, by an author with twenty years of experience as a jeweler, gem and mineral retailer, and research scientist.
Building Your Own Home - Tips, Techniques and Thoughts for the Owner-Builder
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,260. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
A detailed, valuable resource for building an energy efficient, comfortable and “sustainable” home. Contains 23 chapters with more than 60 photos & diagrams. Some topics: Insulation, design & proportion, size & layout, construction methods, Passive Solar Design, rainwater harvesting, plumbing, sustainable heating, cooling, hot water, cooking, alternative energy, adobe, steel.
TARDIS Eruditorum An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 3: Jon Pertwee
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,260. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
A critical history of the Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who, starting with Spearhead From Space in 1970 and ending with Planet of Spiders in 1974.
Billson Film Database: short reviews of over 4000 films
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 511,100. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
(5.00 from 1 review)
Anne Billson has collected short reviews of over 4000 films into one ebook. You won't find reviews of every film ever made, or of the latest blockbuster, but you will have fun browsing (and perhaps disagreeing with) the personal and often unorthodox opinions of a widely published and respected film writer. Find out which films made her laugh, which made her cry, and which have cats in them!
How to Draw Portraits
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,500. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
How to Draw Portraits is a unique collection of techniques, terminology, and examples for the beginner and advanced graphite artist. Over one hundred illustrations support carefully reviewed explanations of elemental technique. Simulate skin texture with circularism. Find out how to draw hair, and how to break down complex shapes into simple abstract components.
I,Win
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Price: Free! Words: 20,280. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
At age 24 I decided to tell my story. Writing this autobiography gave me the opportunity to pay tribute to my family members who are passionate about life and have instilled this passion in me. My parents' extraordinary support, encouragment, and pure love were my foundation as I navigated life, overcame obstacles, and achieved successes as a young woman with cerebral palsy.
Don't Chew on the Sharp End of the Pencil
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Price: Free! Words: 22,290. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Creativity
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of writing stories to inspire authors and help laypeople find the writer within.
Screenwriting Down to the Atoms: Digging Deeper into the Craft of Cinematic Storytelling
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
"Screenwriting Down to the Atoms" represents the next generation of screenwriting guides. Using fresh approaches and new discoveries, "Atoms" looks closer and digs deeper to explore concepts in greater detail while pushing thought further with new, never before seen methods. Atoms allows readers to fully grasp the art of storytelling and execute it like never before.
Film and Photography on the Front Range
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,950. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Film and Photography on the Front Range will acquaint the reader with the stories of many photographers of this Colorado region. From the earliest Rocky Mountain daguerreotypist in 1851, landscape pioneers, portraitists, silent filmmakers, theater commercial producers, fine arts photographers, to photojournalists, you will discover a picturesque history of Colorado image making.
Shelter in the Southwest - Early Dwellings of the Borderlands
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,560. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The prospect of building a house must have been daunting for early nineteenth century newcomers to the desert regions—no timber or stone, no iron hinges or window glass—a hundred things that seem necessities. It was here that residents already settled provided a model in the adobe house. Reeve-Kidney meticulously documents this fascinating chapter of of architectural history.
50 Years of Ghost Movies
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Price: Free! Words: 37,510. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Covering the classics from 1935 to 1985, 50 Years of Ghost Movies clearly shows the evolution of the genre from all its facets, including comedy, suspense, mystery, and horror. Each film listed in chronological order by year, and alphabetized for easy reference is described in flash-format with a brief synopsis, while others are spotlighted and reviewed in full.
Strung Out To Die
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,810. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Holly Harper's life is finally getting back on the right track after her divorce from "what's his name." When Doug ends up dead on the floor of The Beaded Dragonfly with a string of cat eye beads around his neck, it’s up to Holly to figure out who is framing her.
Painting A Pathway Home
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 47,550. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
Painting is a pathway to self realization.Each aspect of the painting process, color,form, texture holds its own unique spiritual meaning. Ross G. Drago carefully expresses this meaning and shares a lifetime of painting insights in Painting a Pathway Home.Regardless of your painting style,the words contained in this book will deepen your relationship to painting and bring you closer to your self.
Animal Movies Guide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 156,090. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Designed especially for animal-loving movie buffs, this all-inclusive film reference contains 90 complete reviews of movies in which a primary character is an animal (genres include animated, western, horror, comedy, drama, and more). There are flash reviews and synopses of nearly 1,000 animal movies spanning from the 1920s to the present.
Death of American Architecture
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,830. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012 by The von Raesfeld Agency. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
American architecture is dying a slow, agonizing death, akin to a disease that eats away at the human spirit. The individualist creative minds in American architecture flourished between the World Wars - Organic, Arts & Crafts, Art Deco. Now the death toll rings monotonously as artistic endeavors of architectural design melt into mediocrity. Greatness is poorly imitated and rarely improved upon.
A City Beautiful Dream: The 1912 Vision for Colorado Springs
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2012 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
The city’s potential was clear to civic architect Charles Mulford Robinson, though he acknowledged the city’s previous planning mistakes and ill-conceived design choices, like the grid of wide streets and the “unfortunate spacing” of median “parking strips” on Cascade Avenue. Robinson’s recommendations, reproduced as this book, were formed from his observations described in two reports.
Tropes and Schemes: Stylistic devices to add character to your writing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,010. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Education
Tropes and schemes are stylistic devices that add sophistication to your writing and speaking. I have included 69 tropes and schemes with explanations and examples. If you are writing your first book, write short stories or want to improve your language, you will find this e-book helpful.
Why do My Skin Tones Look Lifeless? Plus 25 Solutions to Other Portrait Painting Peeves
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,400. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art - how to
A troubleshooting guide for portrait painters, this invaluable guide tackles each element separately. Find sections on starting out in portraiture, common problems with eyes, different-coloured hair, noses and remedial techniques. Find out the essential pigments to capture skin tones and much more. With over 150 images.
Printers' Tales
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,630. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Applied arts
Printers Tales is a compilation of over 30 stories, from various authors, about the printing industry in the pre-digital age.