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Street Photography: The Complete Guide
Street Photography: The Complete Guide
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Drivel, 14 April 2014
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I have read very many photography books and without a shadow of a doubt this is the worst. Shocking that this author thinks he has something to contribute. Terrible text, dreadful advice, dubious ethics and some very poor quality photographs. A cheap shot that he puts a shocking image on the front cover. The author should stick to his day job. Do not waste your money.


Islands in the Snow: Climbing Nepal's trekking peaks (Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries Book 8)
Islands in the Snow: Climbing Nepal's trekking peaks (Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries Book 8)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 11 Oct. 2012
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I hadn't heard of this writer and found "Islands in the Snow" after searching under "Nepal". I really enjoyed this book. It gives what feels like a realistic portrayal of walking in this wonderful landscape, with just enough of the realities of a trek to ground you. His touches of humour lighten it too. More power to this inspiring writer's elbow. I have already started on my next book by him.


Scottish Collieries: An Inventory of Scotland's Coal Industry in the Nationalised Era
Scottish Collieries: An Inventory of Scotland's Coal Industry in the Nationalised Era
by Miles K. Oglethorpe
Edition: Hardcover

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5.0 out of 5 stars Scottish Collieries, 14 Aug. 2006
First, this book has been long needed; there are a few locally based guides to the Scottish coal industry, but many of these are little more than picture books. This new publication is in a quite different league. It is both comprehensive and authoritative, using some of the best sources and resources currently available. Better than anything else I have seen, this brings home the enormous scale of an industry that was once - just before WW1 - the largest industry in Scotland, providing the livelihood for thousands of Scots, their families and their communities, and whose workers were until relatively recently a considerable political force in Scotland (and in the UK). The industry has now virtually disappeared and this publication is now the standard guide to its scale, using well-researched statistics and a wonderful photographic archive. Anyone with even a passing interest in the Scottish coal industry cannot fail to be intrigued and impressed by its content and scope.


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