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This book guides a scout through the requirements for earning the canoeing merit badge. It guides the scout so that they learn canoeing and all the safety and skill needs associated with this activity.
Includes: Elements and construction of the canoe; Determining the appropriate canoe for different water types; Recognizing and navigating river hazards and rapids; Planning and equipping day and overnight trips; Basic and advanced, solo and tandem paddling techniques; Safety and rescue procedures.
In 1930 two novice paddlers--Eric Sevareid and Walter C. Port--launched a secondhand 18-foot canvas canoe into the Minnesota River at Fort Snelling for an ambitious summer-long journey from Minneapolis to Hudson Bay. Without benefit of radio, motor, or good maps, the teenagers made their way over 2,250 miles of rivers, lakes, and difficult portages. Nearly four months later, after shooting hundreds of sets of rapids and surviving exceedingly bad conditions and even worse advice, the ragged, hungry adventurers arrived in York Factory on Hudson Bay--with winter freeze-up on their heels. First published in 1935, Canoeing with the Cree is Sevareid's classic account of this youthful odyssey. The newspaper stories that Sevareid wrote on this trip launched his distinguished journalism career, which included more than a decade as a television correspondent and commentator on the CBS Evening News.
In this exuberant book, the best-selling author Natalie Angier distills the scientific canon to the absolute essentials, delivering an entertaining and inspiring one-stop science education. Angier interviewed a host of scientists, posing the simple question "What do you wish everyone knew about your field?” The Canon provides their answers, taking readers on a joyride through the fascinating fundamentals of the incredible world around us and revealing how they are relevant to us every day. Angier proves a rabble-rousing, wisecracking, deeply committed tour guide in her irresistible exploration of the scientific process and the basic concepts of physics, chemistry, evolutionary biology, cellular and molecular biology, geology, and astronomy. Even science-phobes will find her passion infectious as she strives "to make the invisible visible, the distant neighborly, the ineffable affable. "
"The Canon" is the numerical interpretation of the Cosmic law and, since man is a microcosm of the universe, it is also the law of human nature. The history of all civilizations is the history of their interpretation of the Canon. Codified by ancient philosophers and guarded by priests in the temples, the Canon sanctified the society that possessed it, regulating its institutions in accordance with the laws of nature. Plato, writing in "The Laws of the Egyptian Canon, " claimed that by its use the high civilization of ancient Egypt had been preserved from deterioration for 10,000 years. "The Canon" was instituted by the ancient theocracies as a standard in music, architecture and all other arts. Even after the decline of the old world order and of the canonical standard, knowledge of the Canon was preserved in the mystery schools of Greece and Alexandria, and in the tradition of masonic and other craft guilds. "One of the most revolutionary books of the late 19th century, "The Canon" owes its high reputation to the august literary style of its author, as well as to its remarkable contents. Its strong influence on modern mysticism was acknowledged by Aleister Crowley and F. Bligh Bond among others, and has long been a prized item in the library of the discerning mystic.
The book addresses "geeky" owners of Canon consumer cameras who would like to explore the possibilities of their cameras, and eventually tweak them to do things way beyond their original specifications, such as - RAW file (or DNG) support in addition to the camera's JPEG output - Manual control for aperture, shutter speed, and ISO - Expand shutter speeds way beyond the specification limits - Enable bracketing The hacks are based on the Canon Hack Development Kit (CHDK), a free software maintained by a group of enthusiasts. Many scripts are already published on the web. The book teaches how to use existing scripts and how to write new ones. Canon cameras, especially their consumer lines of PowerShot/IXUS cameras, allow the user to temporarily upload so called add-ons into the camera through the memory card. The next time the camara is switched on, the add-on is active, when the camera is switched off, the camera returns to its original state, so there is no risk of loosing the manufacturers warranty.
Guides you step-by-step through the functions on your new Canon EOS 5D Mark III dSLR cameraThe Canon EOS 5D Mark III full-frame dSLR camera features an impressive 22.3 megapixels, a 3.2-inch LCD screen, 6 fps continuous shooting, Live View, an ISO range of 50 to 102,400 and full HD 1080 resolution movie shooting. Here to help you get the most out of these remarkable features and offering you more in-depth coverage than the standard manual, this full-color Canon 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide provides you with guidance on how and when to use each button, dial, and menu option. Delivering information in an easy-to-understand format, this portable guide features more than 200 inspirational photos by acclaimed photographer and veteran author Charlotte Lowrie. The handy trim size allows this guide to go where you go, providing you with easy access to information quickly so you can get the exact shot you want when you want it.Helps you make the most of your Canon EOS 5D Mark III and get the shots you wantOffers full detailed coverage of when and how to use each and every button, dial, and menu option on this sophisticated new dSLRProvides step-by-step explanations on techniques and tips, all aimed at getting you comfortable and confident with your new Canon 5D Mark III Sized to fit in a camera bag, the book includes a bonus gray and color checker card to help you capture perfect white balance and color every time. Ideal reading for both amateur and professional photographers alike, you'll reference Canon 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide again and again.
The Canon EOS 6D is the latest of Canon's full-frame DSLR cameras. Its impressive array of advanced capabilities allows the photographer more influence over the final image. This book's exploration of the EOS 6D goes beyond that of the user's manual. It provides illustrations, step-by-step setting adjustments, helpful suggestions for setup, and detailed explanations for each of the camera's many features and menu configurations. The text is illustrated with easy-to-follow screenshots and example images. This book will also introduce intermediate-level camera users to DSLR model-differentiating features: built-in GPS and Wi-Fi. The content covers effective use of the camera's hardware (and some software) as well as certain related accessories, with little emphasis on general photography. Author James Johnson covers everything from basic camera features to advanced photographic options. With this book as your guide, you'll learn to successfully use this powerful camera.
Start getting great photos with your Canon EOS 70D right awayThe Canon EOS 70D features upgraded focusing technology, a 20.2 megapixel sensor, and faster frame-per-second shooting. Whether you're new to dSLR photography or just getting acquainted with the 70D, this handy, full-color guide will have you taking great photos before you know it. You'll learn to use all the on-board controls, shoot in auto mode, use live view, control exposure and lighting, manipulate focus and color, transfer your images to the computer for editing, and share the results in prints or online. Colorful photos throughout illustrate what you can achieve.Upgraded features in the Canon EOS 70D include a new focusing technology that speeds up autofocus for video and live view shooting, a larger sensor, faster frame-by-frame shooting, and a wider ISO rangeThis full-color guide explains how to take advantage of all the features; walks you through all the on-board controls, and shows how to shoot in auto modeCovers dSLR basics such as dialing in exposure and lighting controls, manipulating focus and color, and transferring your images from the camera to the computerOffers advice for shooting in various common situations and explains how to post your photos online, make prints, or share them in other waysCanon EOS 70D For Dummies makes it easy to get terrific photos with your Canon dSLR camera.
If you're as excited as we are about the Rebel XSi/450D, you probably can't wait to start shooting. Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies will show you how to make every shot count! Even if you're new to digital SLR cameras or are unfamiliar with general photography terms and techniques, this handy guide will show you how to feel comfortable with the controls and start taking beautiful photographs. Don't worry if you've never heard the words aperture, white balance, or ISO. You'll soon be switching easily between automatic and manual modes, managing exposure, and using the all-important Quality setting! You'll learn everything about the lenses, from how to choose the ones you need to how to handle them. You'll finally know how to push just the right buttons to achieve the results that you desire. In a snap, you will find out how to unleash your creativity by manipulating exposure and lighting. You will find out how to: Control picture quality Adjust resolution for image quality and size Shoot in automatic and manual modes Review photos using Playback Mode and the histogram, delete unwanted photos, and protect valuable photos from accidental deletion Manipulate exposure, color, focus, and lighting Download, organize, archive, print, and share photos with family and friends Complete with lists of ten fast photo-editing tricks and ten special-purpose features to explore on a rainy day, Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D For Dummies is your one-stop guide to setting up, working with, and making the most of your new Canon digital SLR camera.
A comprehensive guide to the Canon EOS Rebel T5i/700D camera written by bestselling For Dummies author Julie Adair KingExpert author and photography instructor Julie Adair King is exactly who you want to explain Canon's hot new Rebel T5i/700D camera for you. Her friendly, step-by-step style - honed to a fine point from helping over 300,000 readers use their cameras - will have you snapping great shots on the new Rebel in no time. Find all the info you need, backed by clear images of camera controls and menus, so you know exactly what she's explaining, when she's explaining it. More than 300 fabulous full-color photos help you see what you and your DSLR Rebel T5i/700D can achieve.Canon's EOS Rebel T5i/700D is an entry-level DSLR camera from Canon and features an 18 megapixel sensor, full 1080 video capability, 5fps shooting, and a 3-inch viewscreenCovers how to shoot in Auto mode, manage playback, organize your images, and get better results from exposure, lighting, focus and colorGives you professional editing tricks and offers plenty of beautiful full-color images so you can see what you can achievePopular bestselling author Julie Adair King author has written more than 15 For Dummies books on Nikon and Canon cameras, and she helps you really get a feel for the cameraCanon EOS Rebel T5i/700D For Dummies...there's so much here to get you on your way to taking great photos!
Put some power behind your images with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D and For Dummies The Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D is packed with plenty of features to help you take the professional-quality photos you've always wanted. Need a little know-how to tap into the potential? For Dummies can help. Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D For Dummies provides the guidance you'd receive in a basic photography course combined with step-by-step instructions for using your camera's features to shoot stunning images. The book walks you through taking your first photos in auto mode, then stepping up to settings that give you more control before ultimately moving on taking advantage of the full-range of options available in manual mode. Navigate your Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D and familiarize yourself with its controls and settings Get the lowdown on lenses and choose the right one for your goals Gain insight on how and when to use your flash Learn to adjust shutter speed and aperture and work with color, exposure, and focus for optimum results Take better portraits, action shots, night shots, and close-ups with expert photography tips and insight Fantastic photos and incredible images are just a click away with Canon EOS Rebel T6i/750D For Dummies in your camera bag!
The series Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought was inaugurated by G. G. Coulton in 1921; Professor Rosamond McKitterick now acts as General Editor of the Fourth Series, with Professor Christine Carpenter and Dr Jonathan Shapard as Advisory Editors. The series brings together outstanding work by medieval scholars over a wide range of human endeavour extending from political economy to the history of ideas. Book jacket.
One of history's most published architectural treatises, this Renaissance volume solidified the architectural canon of the past five centuries. The distinguished architect known as Vignola identified the five orders -- Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite -- and illustrated them in full-page elevational detail. Accessible even to lay readers.
In the months leading up to the 1971 Kentucky Derby, Canonero II was an unknown horse with a Venezuelan trainer who spoke only Spanish. The Derby "experts" laughed when an exercise boy rode the horse out on the track with no saddle or stirrups. But the laughter promptly ended when Canonero II charged to the front from twenty lengths back to win the Derby, followed by a victory at the Preakness Stakes in track record time. In recounting Canonero II's quest to become the first Triple Crown winner since Citation, award-winning turf historian Milt Toby tells the compelling story of how one man's wildly improbable dream became the dream of a nation and how a bargain-basement yearling born with a crooked front leg became the "people's horse."
In this collection of richly documented case studies, experts in many textual traditions examine the ways in which important texts were preserved, explicated, corrected, and used for a variety of purposes. The authors describe the multiple ways in which scholars in different cultures have addressed some of the same tasks, revealing both radical differences and striking similarities in textual practices across space, time and linguistic borders. This volume shows how much is learned when historians of scholarship, like contemporary historians of science, focus on earlier scholars' practices, and when Western scholarly traditions are treated as part of a much larger, cross-cultural inquiry.
The Canonization of Islamic Law tells the story of the birth of classical Islamic law in the eighth and ninth centuries CE. It shows how an oral normative tradition embedded in communal practice was transformed into a systematic legal science defined by hermeneutic analysis of a clearly demarcated scriptural canon. This transformation was inaugurated by the innovative legal theory of Muḥammad b. Idrīs al-Shāfiʿī (d. 820 CE), and it took place against the background of a crisis of identity and religious authority in ninth-century Egypt. By tracing the formulation, reception, interpretation, and spread of al-Shāfiʿī's ideas, the author demonstrates how the canonization of scripture that lay at the heart of al-Shāfiʿī's theory formed the basis for the emergence of legal hermeneutics, the formation of the Sunni schools of law, and the creation of a shared methodological basis in Muslim thought.
Deep in the lush and dangerous rain forests of Peru, Alexandra Pace and her team search determinedly for a cure for deadly diseases. One strain of the disease has already begun the process of ravaging Alexandra's own mind and body. Finding a cure is the only hope for her and for her daughter, who has almost certainly inherited the same disease.Alex believes she is searching for a needle in a haystack until she meets Michael Kenway, a British doctor who lost his wife when "mad cow disease" ravaged Britain in the 1990's. He presents her with an incredible story--a patient suffering from the disease was cured by a mythical "healing tribe" living deep in the Amazon jungle. Reluctantly placing her faith in Michael, who is entirely too religious for her comfort, Alexandra and her team seek out an unreached indigenous group who may hold the cure not only for Alex, but also for the world.Award-winning, best-selling author Angela Hunt combines the unique rainforest setting, modern science, and a thrilling race for a cure into a powerful message of faith and redemption.
Fans of Jill Shalvis and Molly O'Keefe will love this deeply romantic and uplifting debut novel about losing everything you thought you wanted--and getting exactly what you need. Sophie Richards has been looking forward to a much-needed girls' night out: a Rolling Stones tribute-band concert, a few drinks, a distraction from her grueling nursing shifts in acute care. But when her best friend bails, Sophie gets stuck with a blind date. Although Brett Nicholson may be the hottest carpenter alive, and Sophie may technically be single, she isn't exactly on the market. Six years ago she found The One. He was everything Sophie dreamed a man could be--and then she lost him. In an instant, her whole life changed, and she forgot all about happily ever after. But as she gets to know Brett, Sophie starts to wonder about the future for the first time. With a broken heart still clouding her mind, jumping into a new relationship feels impossible. When she's in his arms, walking away feels even harder. Now Sophie faces an impossible choice: living in the past or choosing love in the here and now. Praise for Can't Always Get What You Want "[Chelsey] Krause's debut novel will make readers laugh out loud and shed a few tears. Her storytelling ability will capture romance readers and get them excited for the author's future titles."--Library Journal"If you are looking for a story that will pull on all of your emotions, filled with characters you feel a strong connection to, run, do not walk to your nearest book retailer and get Can't Always Get What You Want."--Fresh Fiction"Can't Always Get What You Want is heart-wrenching in all the right ways. Smartly written and emotionally satisfying, this story will stick with you long after the last page."--USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne"A sweet, moving story about love and loss, Chelsey Krause's debut is full of heart."--Clodagh Murphy, author of Girl in a Spin"Can't Always Get What You Want is a delightful mix of humor, heart, and the struggle to move on from past grief. I am definitely looking forward to more books by Chelsey Krause!"--Mary Frame, author of Imperfect Chemistry"This is a funny, heartfelt story about moving on, a touching debut from a very promising author. Romance lovers looking for both a giggle and a cry will get what they need from Can't Always Get What You Want."--Stephanie Pegler, editor, Chicklit Club "[Can't Always Get What You Want] immediately went into my favorites pile. . . . This book completely gave me the vibe of Cecelia Ahern's PS, I Love You."--Hello Chick Lit"This book will suck you in. . . . I can't believe [Krause] is a first-time author."--Sassy Moms Say Read Romance (five stars)"Can't Always Get What You Want was a very emotional and beautiful story. The author really did a great job in sharing Sophie's journey to finding love a second time around."--Lustful Literature "[Chelsey Krause] has definitely earned a place on my list of favorite debut authors. I will be waiting and watching when her new book comes out!"--Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Today’s brands face an apparent choice between two evils: continue betting on their increasingly ineffective advertising or put blind faith in the supposedly mystical power of social media, where "likes” stand in for transactions and a mass audience is maddeningly elusive. There has to be a better way . . . As Lennon and McCartney wrote a half century ago, money can’t buy you love. But in today’s world, where people have become desensitized-even disillusioned-by ad campaigns and marketing slogans, that maxim needs an update: Money can’t even buy you like. That’s because we’ve entered the "Relationship Era,” where the only path for businesses seeking long-term success is to create authentic customer relationships. Not through hip social media promotions, viral videos or blizzards of micro-targeted online ads. Those tactics, which simply disguise old ways of thinking with new technology, just don’t work in the long run. So what does work in this bewildering new era? Where do "authentic customer relationships” come from? The answers will make some leaders sigh with relief while others rip their hair out: Honesty. Transparency. Shared values. A purpose beyond profit. Sure you still need a high-quality product or service to offer, but that’s not enough. Now that people can easily discover everything that’s ever been said about your brand, you can’t manipulate, seduce, persuade, flatter or entertain them into loyalty. You have to treat them like flesh-and-blood human beings, not abstract consumers or data points on a spreadsheet. It may sound like the woo-woo language of self-help books and inspirational wall posters. But as Garfield and Levy show in this book, it’s the deadly serious reality of business in the 2010s. It’s why General Motors abandoned its $10 million annual budget for Facebook ads, and why some brands have hurt themselves badly on social media by nagging, interrupting, abusing and generally ticking off their customers. The good news is that some companies have already embraced the Relationship Era and are enjoying consistent growth and profits while spending substantially less on marketing than their competitors. The authors show what we can learn from case studies such as . . . Patagonia, a clothing company with a passion for environmentalism, which solidified its customer relationships by urging people NOT to buy one of its jackets. Panera Bread, which doubled per-store sales by focusing on ways to create a welcoming environment while spending just 1 percent of sales on advertising. Secret, the women’s antiperspirant brand, which gained significant share by focusing on its commitment to strong women. Krispy Kreme, which has built a near cult of loyal Facebook and Twitter fans, all but obliterating the need for paid advertising. Blending powerful new research, fascinating examples and practical advice, Garfield and Levy show how any company can thrive in the Relationship Era. .
Buffed, bereaved--and broke. Jack's wealthy, doting lover dies suddenly, and the decade-old will naturally doesn't include Jack. Unceremoniously tossed out of their home, his half-hearted stints as office temp and waiter barely cover the minimum payments on his credit cards. What's a homeless and unemployed shopaholic to do? Perhaps just what comes naturally--with his perfect pecs and sculpted abs, he's one of the most sought-after guys in town... Though he stumbles into running a male escort service purely by accident, it doesn't take long for Jack to reap the financial rewards of all those workouts. Soon he teams up with dark and decadent fellow hustler Ray, and they're making more money than they ever imagined--and falling for each other. With everything going his way at last, Jack can't help wondering--can a pair of entrepreneurial escorts really live happily ever after in suburban Denver?
Hurts from her past keep freegan Vanessa Fauchon stuck in a dead end relationship that feeds her heart about as much as an unvarying diet of stale bagels feeds her body. When she digs a scrapbook from the dumpster, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with the sexy Latino man in its pages. With the rich friendship and hands-on love of her strong and zany female friends - a luchadora, a yarn-bombing midwife, a professor and foraging partner, a psychic Jewish grandmother, a savvy fellow bartender, and her deeply religious, unofficially adopted mothers - Vanessa heals from her past and begins to build the graceful life she thought was out of her reach. Her love story with Javier seems on course for a happy ending, until Vanessa is publicly humiliated and loses Javier's trust. Faced with losing Javier for good, Vanessa must decide if she's willing to fight for what she loves. This is a tale of romance, friendship, and healing the hurts of the past. Fans of The Sugar Queen (Sarah Addison Allen), The Lost Recipe for Happiness (Barbara O'Neal), or Julia's Chocolates (Cathy Lamb) are sure to wrap themselves around Can't Buy Me Love.
In this e-novella kicking off the brand-new Destination Wedding series, Bellamy, a bride-to-be who dreams of a one-of-a-kind Manhattan wedding, gets caught up in all the planning, and things quickly spin out of control.What is the true cost of an ultimate uptown wedding? Bellamy grew up in a large, boisterous family. The Hillmans may not have had it all, but Bellamy learned how to stretch a dollar and make it look like she did. Now she's marrying Reid Stanton, the man of her dreams. While planning their one-of-a-kind Manhattan destination wedding, Bellamy gets caught up in all things Pinterest. It starts out simply enough with a "Save the Date Destination Wedding" board. Then it's the "Destination Wedding Dresses" and "Invitations" boards. As her ideas multiply, so does the cost of the wedding. Before she realizes it, all her creative planning has decimated the budget. Can Bellamy make things right, or will the cost of the ultimate wedding be losing the man she loves?
In Molly O'Keefe's captivating new contemporary romance, a woman with a past and a man without a future struggle to find a place where they belong. A girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Tara Jean Sweet knows that opportunity will never knock; she'll have to seize it. Elderly Texas rancher Lyle Baker has a dying request: He will give Tara Jean a stake in his leather business in exchange for a little family subterfuge. All Tara Jean has to do is play the part of a gold-digging fiancée to lure Lyle's estranged children home. The mission is soon accomplished. Now Lyle's gone--and his ridiculously handsome son, Luc, an ice hockey superstar sidelined by injuries, is the new owner of Crooked Creek ranch. He's also Tara Jean's boss. But being so close to sinfully sweet Tara Jean does crazy things to Luc's priorities, like make him want to pry her deepest secrets from those irresistible lips. But when Tara Jean's past demands a dirty showdown, will Luc stay and fight?
It will take some "spirited" discussion to bring these two together...Lawyer Alexis O'Hara is tired of the dating, mating, then hating game. She wants to settle down, and this time she's not letting her heart get involved. So when her mentor Vincent Cathardy offers her everything she's ever wanted, she agrees to marry him. And by having the wedding at the world-famous Inn at Maiden Falls, she can almost guarantee her own happy ending. Only, it might not be the ending she's expecting....Lawyer Dylan Greene thinks he's negotiating just another prenuptial agreement-until he learns that the bride-to-be is his first and only love, Alexis. And it's soon obvious that the chemistry between them is just as explosive as ever. Even after years apart, they can't keep their hands off each other. So why is Alexis so determined to go through with the wedding? And will Dylan be able to seduce her into saying no to Vincent- and yes to him?
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