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21. Reclaiming the Wesleyan Tradition:
22. Family of Spies: Inside the John
23. Medical BioMethods Handbook
24. Design History and the History
25. Spy Hunter: Inside the FBI Investigation
26. The Photographer's Eye
27. John Constable (Masters of Art
28. The Watercolor Drawings of John
29. Honest John: The Autobiography
30. Self-Portrait with Donors. Confessions
31. John Walker: Collage
32. The Southwest Corner.
33. Johnson's English dictionary
34. John Walker: Seal Point Series
35. A Confederacy of Dunces
36. The Garden Planner
37. Chess: Openings for Juniors :
38. Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry
39. Exploring Drafting
40. Walker's Pronouncing Dictionary

21. Reclaiming the Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley's Sermons for Today
by Douglas M. Strong, Sarah Babylon Dorrance, Robert P. McDonald-Walker, Ingrid Y. Wang, Kevin M. Watson
Perfect Paperback: 176 Pages (2007-09-01)
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Asin: 0881775193
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Come back home to God! A central theme in John Wesley's writings is salvation. He urged people to become and continually grow as committed disciples of Jesus Christ. His appeals and reasoning are just as relevant in the 21st century as in the 18th. ""Wesley's 'Way of Salvation' is a road map of the journey of humanity toward God,"" writes the authors. ""It's a pathway of grace in which we respond to God with increasing self-awareness of our separation and our need to come back home. Our aim is to help people understand and apply Wesleys teachings to their lives...and to transform them from being 'almost Christians' to being 'altogether Christians.'"" The authors are passionate about returning to the roots of Methodist tenets of salvation. Covering biblically based doctrinal topics such as sin, grace, justification, sanctification and ethical living, Reclaiming the Wesleyan Tradition explains Wesleyan theology in an easy-to-understand way. The book's format makes a dense 13-week study especially accessible. Margin notes highlight excerpts from Wesley's sermons, hymns and journal with the authors providing context and analysis of the themes. Daily reading and writing assignments are designed to open theological discussions and to deepen spiritual growth. Wesley's words can reshape your daily walk. Expect to be spiritually awakened and brought into a deeper communion with God while celebrating a powerful legacy. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Rediscover theological riches!
Reclaiming the Wesleyan Tradition offers a short course in the practical teachings of 18th century British preacher John Wesley. Instead of spending time writing abstract theology, Wesley's theological insights are found in his sermons, which have not been the easiest pieces of literature to read since they are written in the voice of an 18th century Anglican priest. The authors of this book make the language real, providing commentary, guidance, and a most important glossary. They also suggest daily readings and ways to engage in the study within a small group, which is a very Wesleyan approach as well. My group and I gained fresh insights into our own lives of Christian faith from this 18th century preacher. ... Read more

22. Family of Spies: Inside the John Walker Spy Ring
by Pete Earley
Mass Market Paperback: 465 Pages (1989-07-01)
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Asin: 0553282220
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars A riveting read
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. While the subject is horrible and John Walker was a real pig, it was fascinating to see a person so motivated by greed and so consumed with himself that he was willing to sell his family and his country.I couldn't put it down even though at times it is a lot of crazy talk from John Walker trying to justify his actions.The author does a good job of incorporating other points of view and accounts of events from sources other than John Walker the egomaniac.There seems to be some contradictions but overall it is a very good telling of an interesting story.As a side note and additional information in the Walker Spy Saga, I have recently learned that John Walker is very ill with cancer and diabetes; he is literally rotting in prison as he should be.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Book
This is the eighth true story spy book I have read in recent weeks, including two each about spies Robert Hanssen and Aldridge Ames.

The other reviews of this book on amazon.com give a very good sketch of the book as well as how it compares with other books on the Walker spy ring, so I won't repeat that information.

I just want to say that I found the book extremely riveting. More than any of the other books, when reading was interrupted by work or family, I could not wait to pick it up again and resume reading. The writer maintained my interest from start to finish. I loved it.

4-0 out of 5 stars A well written book
This is a well written book about the Walker spy ring. While information gathered was from many hours of interviews of John Walker and others involved it does not show Walker in any good light as some of these books do. It shows him to be as evil and greedy as he was never thinking about anyone but himself. Overall this books seems to be an accurate account of one of the worst spy rings in the United States.

3-0 out of 5 stars History of a Dysfunctional Family
This book provides a detailed account of the Walker family history, based on public documents released during their various espionage trials and interviews with the leading players. The bulk of the book is on the Walker family's dysfunctional behavior, including physical and psychological abuse, adultery, alcholism, drug addiction, child endangerment, and spying.Spying is only a small part of their lives, and only a small part of this book.The book leaves many questions about their spying unanswered, and is contradictory in parts.

If you're interested in the life of a spy, I would recommend Earley's "Confessions of a spy: the real story of aldrich ames" as a much much better book.


4-0 out of 5 stars Walker Exposed
There are four full-length treatments of the Walker spy case> The first, by Jack Kneece is a well-done reporter's job, relying largely on trial transcripts, news clippings, and interviews with peripheral characters. The second, by intelligence expert John Barron, gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how the case was broken by the FBI, and an illuminating assessment of the damage done by the ring's treachery. The third, by Howard Blum, offers interviews with some of the participants, but suffers from a hard-to-read writing style, including the frequent - and excessive - use of the hyphenated aside.

Pete Earley has put it all together in a well-written book that offers all the needed details in a fast-paced narrative, which includes in-depth interviews with all the particpants except Whitworth. Most revealing are the interviews with Walker himself: He is shown to be a self-centered person with some bizarre personality conflicts. In candid and revealing rationalizations, Walker suggests that he was actually helping his family by involving them in espionage, indicates that he was annoyed that the FBI did not accept his suggestion that he become a "double-agent" after his arrest, and theorizes that he, himself, was the victim of some sort of set-up. Walker comes across as detached from reality. ... Read more

23. Medical BioMethods Handbook
Paperback: 656 Pages (2005-03-18)
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John Walker and Ralph Rapley have collected a wide-ranging group of molecular and biochemical techniques that are the most frequently used in medical and clinical research, especially diagnostics. The authors-well-established investigators who run their own research programs and use the methods on a regular basis-outline the practical procedures for using them and describe a variety of pertinent applications. Among the technologies presented are southern and western blotting, electrophoresis, PCR, cDNA and protein microarrays, liquid chromatography, in situ hybridization, karyotyping, flow cytometry, bioinformatics, genomics, and ribotyping. The applications include assays for mutation detection, mRNA analysis, chromosome translocations, inborn errors of metabolism, protein therapeutics, and gene therapy. ... Read more

24. Design History and the History of Design
by John A. Walker, Judy Attfield
Paperback: 243 Pages (1990-12-01)
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Asin: 0745305229
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'The most systematic, the most comprehensive and the most comprehensible account of what design history would like to be ...I would not hesitate to recommend it'Designer's Jnl 'The scope of the book is admirable'THES 'The best introduction to the critical study of design that I have encountered' Building Design An essential overview as well as a theoretical critique for all students of design history.Walker studies the intellectual discipline of Design History and the issues that confront scholars writing histories of design.Taking his approach from a range of related fields, he discusses the problems of defining design and writing history.He considers the different methods that leading scholars have used in the absence of a theoretical framework, and looks critically at a number of histories of design and architecture. ... Read more

25. Spy Hunter: Inside the FBI Investigation of the Walker Espionage Case
by Robert W. Hunter, Lynn Dean Hunter
 Hardcover: 250 Pages (1999-04)
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Asin: 1557503494
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Within the intelligence community, Bob Hunter is known asthe agent who caught master spy John Walker and brought an end to whatmany top officials call the most damaging espionage ring inU.S. history. Hunter, a foreign counterintelligence agent for the FBI,was the lead investigator on the case. His book presents an insider'saccount of the detection, pursuit, and capture of the U.S. Navycommunications expert and his partners in espionage. He writes from aunique perspective--no one else was involved with the case frombeginning to end--and he allows the reader not only behind the scenesbut into his mind as he plots his course of action.

Although we know the outcome, this is a first-rate mystery story thatpits the hunter against the hunted in a benchmark case against whichall others are measured. It offers a front-row seat to history in themaking as it reveals, with the accuracy and attention to detail onlythis author could provide, the events that led to Walker'sarrest. That arrest at a motel in Maryland brought an abrupt halt toeighteen years of spying activities. In an unprecedented breach ofNavy security, Walker had sold more than one million secrets to theRussians--vital information on codes, ship movements, weaponry,tactics, and plans so crucial that a top KGB official called the ringthe most important operation in the KGB's history.

Walker's elaborate spy network included his son, who was a seaman on anuclear aircraft carrier; his brother; and his best friend. This bookis the first to discuss in detail the interviews with his wife (whofirst put the FBI onto the case) and his brother, and to explain whythe agency never believed the brother told the entire truth about hisinvolvement. This is the first book to include interviews with the KGBgeneral who supervised Walker and with the judges and prosecutorsinvolved in the case. It is also the only book to offer a close-uplook at how the investigation was conducted and what the leadinvestigator was thinking as he attempted to bring down one of thebiggest traitors in U.S. history. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
This is a true insider's account of the investigation and arrest of John Walker.This and Pete Earley's Family of Spies are the two best books on the Walker spy ring.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent, accurate read!
As a former sailor and current resident of Virginia Beach, I was stunned to learn that much of this entire story happened in familiar places surrounding me.The author spares no details and does not hesitate to give addresses, places, names, etc. to make the story come to life.

I readthis book over a weekend because I simply could not put it down.I enjoythe way the story was told.Our country should thank the FBI, Bob Hunter,and his team for their professionalism in catching America's most damagingspy.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent
Excellenttrue spy story from the justics side of the case.Other books ont his case don't cover this much at all.The author (and case agent) is agood, unpretentious storyteller.

5-0 out of 5 stars Gripping True Spy Story
Espionage stories like this are usually fiction!The author tells his story in a casual way, like he's talking to you personally over a glass of ale. He's a character himseld!

1-0 out of 5 stars Good agent- not so good author!
Having read few earlier books on this subject and served on-board a nuclear powered submarine during John Walker's "active years", I had high expectations for this book. I was disappointed! The book seemed tobe simply an "off the cuff" recollection of the author's verysignificant experience with this case. It was a very surface, rambling treatment of a very complex story. ... Read more

26. The Photographer's Eye
by John Szarkowski
Paperback: 156 Pages (2007-03-01)
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Asin: 087070527X
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Photographer's Eye by John Szarkowski is a twentieth-century classic--an indispensable introduction to the visual language of photography. Based on a landmark exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art in 1964, and originally published in 1966, the book has long been out of print. It is now available again to a new generation of photographers and lovers of photography in this duotone printing that closely follows the original. Szarkowski's compact text eloquently complements skillfully selected and sequenced groupings of 172 photographs drawn from the entire history and range of the medium. Celebrated works by such masters as Cartier-Bresson, Evans, Steichen, Strand, and Weston are juxtaposed with vernacular documents and even amateur snapshots to analyze the fundamental challenges and opportunities that all photographers have faced. Szarkowski, the legendary curator who worked at the Museum from 1962 to 1991, has published many influential books. But none more radically and succinctly demonstrates why--as U.S. News & World Report put it in 1990--"whether Americans know it or not," his thinking about photography "has become our thinking about photography." ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
While there were some very interesting photographs there was little on technique, little on what different perspectives, little on what different applications of time will do for a photograph, little on what framing will do for a photograph. There were a couple interesting quotes by some very famous people, there was very little on anything else.

Overall a very disappointing read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Landmark Book
An essential volume that belongs in the collection of anyone serious about art and photography.

5-0 out of 5 stars Deceptively straight forward
I agree with some of the reviews that expressed surprise at the fact that the amount of text is less than the blurb leads you to believe. I too was expecting a commentary on each of the photos in the book hoping to gain insight into the authors opinions about each photo. In fact the commentary is not so tightly linked to the individual photos, instead groups of photos illustrate each of the five main themes of the book.
However, the essay by the author is pretty deep and to the point, there is no fluff here. After reading it I thought what he was saying seemed kind of obvious and true. You could take this as a criticism, but for me I have found that it has been very helpful to have these fundamental things articulated. In summary, for me this is a deceptively concise but classic statement of some of the "truths" behind the photographic process, accompanied by some stunning black and white photos.

5-0 out of 5 stars A New Path for Photography.
This is a book with many images and a few words. But the small text is of seminal importance for the understanding and the future of photography.
Firstly, John Szarkowski draws a parallel between the art that forged photography - painting - and photography in itself. A comparison between the inclusion of a painting canvas and the exclusion of a camera viewfinder.
He does not dismiss the photograph as something lost in the space and time, but as something in motion, even if only for 1/30 of a second. ACartier Bresson's "decisive moment", not in the sense that is commonly accepted by most(a dramatic climax), but a visual one.
The author emphasizes that this is a new art and needs to be still discovered in many senses. The photographers need to discover new meanings and ways to express themselves in new images.
John Szarkoswi was the curator of photography of the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York for many years. In the exhibits he put into action his thoughts, inclusively promoting color photography.
As a photographer, I have learned a lot in those few pages.
One of the conclusions that I draw is that the film and digital controversy is innocuous. Whatever image you capture through the viewfiender is photography.

5-0 out of 5 stars The starting point
I've been a professional photographer for 35 years, (with a BFA from RISD) and this it the book that got me really juiced!Spend some time reviewing the images and concepts within.The magical nature of recording light in our physical world is very clear.I've loved this book for 35 years.I have purchased many copies for others interested in photography and can fully recommend this for anyone who will take the time to see what is really contained within.

Gary ... Read more

27. John Constable (Masters of Art Series)
by John Walker
Hardcover: 128 Pages (1991-09)
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28. The Watercolor Drawings of John White from the British Museum
by John and Paul Hulton Walker
 Paperback: Pages (1965-01-01)

Asin: B000LQTCDO
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29. Honest John: The Autobiography of Walker M. Mahurin
by Walker "Bud" Mahurin
 Hardcover: Pages (1962-01-01)

Asin: B000L32YE6
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30. Self-Portrait with Donors. Confessions of an art collector.
by John. Walker
 Paperback: Pages (1974)

Asin: B002PHEZHU
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31. John Walker: Collage
by Dore Ashton
 Paperback: 40 Pages (2005)
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Asin: 0976239515
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32. The Southwest Corner.
by John C. Holm, John Cecil Holm, Mildred Walker
 Paperback: Pages (1998-01)
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Asin: 0822210622
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At eighty-three Marcia Elder was alert and active but felt insecure about facing another winter alone, yet she dreaded giving up her old home and entering a re-tirement facility. So, with great resourcefulness, she advertised for a companion and eventually staked out a corner of her own—one with a view. Mildred Walker's skill as a storyteller never falters in this portrayal of an elderly woman who won't give up.
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4-0 out of 5 stars A great understanding of aging and the loss of independence
This book is worth reading, especially if you have or know someone who is getting older.Like many of Walker's books, her descriptions are so vivid you are right there with her characters on a moutain in Vermont. ... Read more

33. Johnson's English dictionary
by Henry John Todd, Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson, John Walker
Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-08-31)
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34. John Walker: Seal Point Series
by John Walker, Dushan Petrovich
Hardcover: Pages (2006-09)

Isbn: 0971354820
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Oblong 8vo. A stunning presentation of these small, intricate abstract works. Green cloth with color dustjacket. unpaginated, about 120 pp., 80 color and additional b/w plates. ... Read more

35. A Confederacy of Dunces
by John Kennedy Toole
Paperback: 405 Pages (1987)
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Asin: 0802130208
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has sold over three-quarters of a million copies and continues to earn critical acclaim. The story of one Ignatius J. Reilly, a "Don Quixote of the French Quarter," it is a masterpiece of human folly and tragedy.Amazon.com Review
"A green hunting cap squeezed the top of the fleshy balloon of a head. The green earflaps, full of large ears and uncut hair and the fine bristlesthat grew in the ears themselves, stuck out on either side like turnsignals indicating two directions at once. Full, pursed lips protrudedbeneath the bushy black moustache and, at their corners, sank into little folds filled with disapproval and potato chip crumbs."

Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, the hero of John Kennedy Toole's tragicomic tale, A Confederacy of Dunces. This 30-year-old medievalist lives at home with his mother in New Orleans, pens his magnum opus on Big Chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed, and relays to anyone who will listen the traumatic experience he once had on a Greyhound Scenicruiser bound for Baton Rouge. ("Speeding along in that bus was like hurtling into theabyss.") But Ignatius's quiet life of tyrannizing his mother and writing his endless comparative history screeches to a halt when he is almostarrested by the overeager Patrolman Mancuso--who mistakes him for avagrant--and then involved in a car accident with his tipsy mother behind the wheel. One thing leads to another, and before he knows it, Ignatius is out pounding the pavement in search of a job.

Over the next several hundred pages, our hero stumbles from one adventure to the next. His stint as a hotdog vendor is less than successful, and he soon turns his employers at the Levy Pants Company on their heads. Ignatius's path through the working world is populated by marvelous secondary characters: the stripper Darlene and her talented cockatoo; the septuagenariansecretary Miss Trixie, whose desperate attempts to retire are constantly, comically thwarted; gay blade Dorian Greene; sinister Miss Lee, proprietor of the Night of Joy nightclub; and Myrna Minkoff, the girl Ignatius loves to hate. The many subplots that weave through A Confederacy ofDunces are as complicated as anything you'll find in a Dickens novel, and just as beautifully tied together in the end. But it isIgnatius--selfish, domineering, and deluded, tragic and comic and larger than life--who carries the story. He is a modern-day Quixote beset bygiants of the modern age. His fragility cracks the shell of comic bluster, revealing a deep streak of melancholy beneath the antic humor. John Kennedy Toole committed suicide in 1969 and never saw the publication of his novel. Ignatius Reilly is what he left behind, a fitting memorial to a talented and tormented life. --Alix Wilber ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Confederacy of Dunces
This book is more depressing than hilarious, but definitely a worthwhile read. It is both entertaining and unique.

5-0 out of 5 stars The absolutely most hilarious book I have ever read
Imagine the guy from Law & Order Criminal Intent as this guy. Is it not him to a T? I adore this book, and am sad that we did not get to enjoy dozens of titles from this legendary author.

1-0 out of 5 stars Boring, just plain boring
While I can appreciate the positive reviews of this book, which sparked me to make the purchase, I was sorely disappointed.At page 75, I was bored silly.What, exactly, is the point of the story?The main character is repulsive with no redeeming qualities.As many reviewers have pointed out, the other characters are interesting, but that is about all I can think to say about them.I suppose this is a great character study, but a plot is severely lacking and the characters are just not strong enough to carry this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars I am Smiling
Over time, every one who is literate will get their hands on this literary marvel and rejoice! i just wish he could have been here to hear our congratulations. Brilliant!
Dr. John LoRe

3-0 out of 5 stars KINDLE EDITION of "A Confederacy of Dunces"
**Please note**: I am not reviewing the actual book (plot, style, character, etc.) "A Confederacy of Dunces," but rather the formatting quality specific to the Kindle edition.(This is a classic story, and my thoughts on it would not add to the many salient, accurate reviews of its greatness that exist here and elsewhere.)

Put simply, the formatting is very strange.The font is not the usual Kindle font -- it is much larger, and quite faded/faint.As you may know, in the printed versions of the book, there are sections where the font is smaller.On the Kindle, this is fine in full, bright light, but when reading in not so bright light (light that would otherwise be fine for properly formatted books), this will lead to some eye strain and possibly some instances where you may struggle to process the smaller typeface.These sections of smaller typeface make setting the book to a smaller font on your Kindle inadvisable.

There are also very strange carriage returns that do not coordinate with the printed version, resulting in very large spaces between most paragraphs and even some sentences.You may find screens that contain only a couple of 2 or 3 sentence paragraphs.If you are a fast reader, and you are reading on the default (larger in this case) font, this will result in page turn clicks every few seconds, which grow rather annoying over the course of reading the book (especially if you are sitting/lying near someone that is already driven crazy by normal Kindle clicking!).

All in all, though, these issues shouldn't stop you from purchasing the Kindle edition (@ $7.99, it's a bargain relative to some other books).Just know that you will be clicking more than normal, and, if you often read in lower light settings, you may have some intermittent problems.

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36. The Garden Planner
by John N. Walker
Hardcover: 194 Pages (2000-02)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Gardening is best when it doesn't seem like work. This fun mix-and-match book is an inspiring way for green thumbs to keep playing and planning through an entire year of rewarding effort. The book's format is both practical and entertaining--there's a sturdy cover that stands up to being taken right outside, while the interior spiral binding allows for quick flips and guarantees a long life. Each page is divided into four panels--trees are at the top of the page, while tiny groundcovers are featured at the bottom. A lovely full-color picture is shown on the right, and all the facts you'll need are on the left--blooming season, size, required sun and water, and a quick list of helpful planting details. Plants for all gardening styles are shown, from old-fashioned phlox to striking silver pear trees, and there are plenty of options ranging from high-maintenance antique blossoms to easy-care grasses. Armed with a million total combinations, you'll have hours of fun plotting a new shade garden or striking yearlong foliage display. The introduction is especially helpful for gardeners still learning the basics of design, like how colors work together to create specific effects and how to extend the growing season to the absolute maximum for your climate, but the experienced gardener will find tips as well. Shorthand codes for growing conditions are simple to decipher and large enough to be easily legible. When you're ready for a break from mulching, pruning, or weeding, this is the perfect book to remind you why you got started with your garden in the first place. --Jill Lightner ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars I love this book! What a great idea!
I love this book because you can mix and match different plants and see what they are going to look like next to each other. This is how it works: Simular to the picture on the front there is 3 different plants possibly at one time; top, middle and bottom. Each plant is on an idex card size page. You flip through the index cards and can match 3 plants that you like together. This book has many different plants to choose from so there are endless possibilites. On the back of each index card it has plant facts. For example the back of the index card states when the plant blooms, if the plant perfers sun or shade or how much moisture it tolerates and much more. I highly recommend it for planning you garden. I have loaned it to friends who have bought their own copies because they love it so much too!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Garden Planner
This is an excellent resource for any gardener.It is especially good for those who have little time to spend hours trying to decide where and how to plant flowers in beds and for the novice gardener it gives all the pertinent information to be a successful gardener and get it right the first time.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Garden Planner
I bought this book because it was recommended by someone in my garden club.It is no longer in print so it was bought as a used book, it is in perfect condition and I hope to use it this winter to plan out a new garden.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just plain fun!
I discovered "The Garden Planner"...It is a fun book, hardback (with a spiral bound flipbook inside.) The flip-pages are divided into 4 sections allowing you to mix and match varieties of plants, shrubs, and trees to your hearts content! Each selection isnumbered and a description is given (with information on blooming periodand planting guidelines.) It is just plain fun to do. It's an interestingformat, and provides lots of information for the "plan-minded"gardener. Really a "fun" flower book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Overall Garden Book
This book is wonderful for all levels-- beginning gardeners to experts. I have an extensive gardening library and this is by far the most "user friendly". The pictures help to identify plants and they also suggestother plants to accompany your selection, so I always take it to thenursery with me as a resource. It's also durable and can be left in thedirt without damage. One warning, however, check your index because mine isa mis-print and the last page is missing, replaced by a duplicate firstpage. Despite this flaw, I plan to buy more as gifts. ... Read more

37. Chess: Openings for Juniors : Winning from the First Move
by John Walker
 Paperback: 176 Pages (1990-05)
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Isbn: 1852602198
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One of a set of books covering some of the most important elements of chess this book of openings emphasizes the importance of planning ahead from the very first move, and how to make the right choice for your pieces. The importance of time, space and the centre are all explained to help the player raise the level of their game. The author also wrote "Chess: Attacking The King". ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars User Friendly
This book explains the basics of openings, using actual game scenarios, before delving into the openings briefly. The format worked better for me, because it doesn,t jump right into openings at an advanced level as many other books do.

4-0 out of 5 stars how to play openings, plus good repertoire advice
Despite its title, this book really works as an introduction to opening play for players of all ages. It's not as simplistic as you might think. The only real concession Walker makes to juniors is in introducing a few characters with silly names, such as Mr. Woodpusher, Bobby Blunder, and Count Alberic O'Kelly de Galway.

The first two sections explain the principles of development, space, and controlling the center. Walker uses full games to illustrate his points. I have to admit, I've never been a fan of this method because it seems to imply that sound opening moves automatically lead to checkmate by move 30, which is an oversimplification. Still, these sections nicely (re-)enforce the basic principles of opening play.

In the next section, Walker surveys the openings by showing the main lines of about 25-30 different openings. The lines go about 10-15 moves deep, but probably do not include enough explanation for you to actually play them without other sources.

In the final section, Walker provides a full repertoire to use as White (Giuoco Piano) and as Black vs. e4, d4, c4 and Nf3. Here he shows you more than just the main line. I think any player below Class C can probably use this repertoire in actual play. I know people will complain that he doesn't give you enough options as to what to play, but I think you pay the price if you want a book that shows you detail on every opening.

I'd recommend this book as a first opening chess book and perhaps the only opening text you'll need until you reach at least 1400, provided you utilize Walker's repertoire advice.

5-0 out of 5 stars The first 51 pages is the reason you should buy this book.
I have not seen much better on the subjects of space, development, and time. I have used this book to coach many chess players and they quickly become much harder to beat. I think it is a great buy.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Chess Book for Competitive Players
Text book openings are described move-by-move including justification and capitalizing on error ... Read more

38. Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Paperback: 760 Pages (2010-04-12)
list price: US$70.00 -- used & new: US$55.18
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Asin: 0521731674
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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This best-selling undergraduate textbook provides an introduction to key experimental techniques from across the biosciences. It uniquely integrates the theories and practices that drive the fields of biology and medicine, comprehensively covering both the methods students will encounter in lab classes and those that underpin recent advances and discoveries. Its problem-solving approach continues with worked examples that set a challenge and then show students how the challenge is met. New to this edition are case studies, for example, that illustrate the relevance of the principles and techniques to the diagnosis and treatment of individual patients. Coverage is expanded to include a section on stem cells, chapters on immunochemical techniques and spectroscopy techniques, and additional chapters on drug discovery and development, and clinical biochemistry. Experimental design and the statistical analysis of data are emphasised throughout to ensure students are equipped to successfully plan their own experiments and examine the results obtained. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Review
This is a very good review on the main techniques of biochemistry and molecular biology. Excellent for filling up those gaps that bad teachers left behind.

2-0 out of 5 stars Tons of Info
It was more than I needed or could use. I tried to contact the seller to see if I could return it, but got no response.

3-0 out of 5 stars Ok as an intro, but rather irksome
I had purchased this book as part of the required books for a molecular biology techniques class in college.While I did skim through most of it at that time, I hadn't given it my full attention.

Two years later, I've sat down and read the entire book (spare 2 chapters).My reason for doing this was to brush up on what I (hopefully) already knew, expand on my knowledge, and to catch some things I'd surely completely missed.

I do not like how the chapters are written by different authors.I suppose it makes sense in light of certain folks being experts in their respective fields... but isn't this book an intro book?Shouldn't the stuff in this book be "the basics"?I noticed that the style of writing (somewhat organization of thoughts, but mostly the tone/way of talking) varied.I also found more than one topic to be repeated in detail.Oh no, not just "refer to section ___ for more info"... nope... totally repeated.

I hate the organization of the book.I feel like the chapters are out of order.The chapters also, I feel, could have been focused differently to better tackle material.

Also, while a great deal of theory is helpful, I sure wished I'd seen some basic info included for actual benchwork.I wanted to see more of typical concentrations, troubleshooting, controls, etc.Because now I just look at this book and think, hmm... the info in that book I can get for free on the internet, probably faster and more detailed.I don't want to lug that thing around to work, etc.No way.Good for class though, I suppose.At least at the end of each chapter there is a recommendations section for further reading.

5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best lab books available
I was blown away by this book.That's how good it is.

I'm a microbiology grad student working on my Ph.D. and I have referred to this book on multiple occasions.It covers almost every single type of procedure that a student would do in a life science or biochemistry laboratory.From molecular biology to PCR; from Southern blots to western blots; from electrophoresis to mass spectrometry; from cell culture to microscopy.....this book literally covers it all.Additionally, it covers all of these topics in pretty good detail.Each procedure is not only discussed in terms of how to do it, but also why it works.

Fantastic.Every life science, biochemistry, or health science student should have this as a reference book.

4-0 out of 5 stars good with an adjunct
this is a very nice book with abundant information.there are few topics which are dealt extraordinarily especially centrifugation,HPLC,electrophoresis etcetera.i have been studying this book from my graduation.initially i used to feel some difficulty with this book,so i studied biopysicaland biophysical techniques by Upadhyaya and Upadhyaya.once i got the clear idea regarding the techniques,i shifted to this book.now i feel this book is very helpful.it is highly recommendedto allbiology students. ... Read more

39. Exploring Drafting
by John R. Walker, Bernard D. Mathis
Hardcover: 560 Pages (2007-06-30)
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Asin: 1590705750
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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Exploring Drafting has been extensively revised to provide improved and expanded CAD drafting content, while retaining its strong emphasis on drafting fundamentals and basic drafting techniques. It introduces the basic drawing practices and skills used by drafters. Designed for introductory drafting students at any instructional level, this textbook teaches the fundamentals used to create drawings. It shows students how to apply sketching methods, line conventions, and industry standards to solve drawing problems. The book provides instruction on geometric constructions, orthographic views, dimensioning, pictorial drawing, pattern development, and computer-aided drafting (CAD). It introduces students to common drafting tools and the basic applications of CAD. This textbook emphasizes the importance of learning basic manual skills before progressing to CAD applications. Coverage addresses the practices and techniques used in a variety of different drafting disciplines, including mechanical drafting, architectural drafting, electrical and electronics drafting, welding drafting, and graphic design. Numerous examples of drawings from industry are presented in this heavily illustrated text. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT ORDER FROM ECAMPUS!!!!
I ordered this text book on Thursday, August 26th and was "guaranteed" it would be shipping within a few business days.It is now September 7th and the book has still not been shipped by this company. I called ecampus and after waiting on hold for 15-20 minutes, a representative finally answered and told me since my order was placed through Amazon, they could not help me and I would have to contact ecampus through email via Amazon and she told me they would respond within 2 days.I told her I would not hold my breath on that, and luckily I didn't because I sent that email on Thursday, September 2nd and still have not heard back from them on that either.So, if you want to be waiting on a book forever that may never get shipped and non-existent customer service, then have confidence ordering from this company.If you actually like to receive items purchased, then DO NOT order from them!!!

3-0 out of 5 stars This is a solution manual for another book.
This book is just the answer to quizzes, questions, and a portfolio of what correct drawings should look like.No instruction for self learning.This book is just an instructor's resource.(only relates to ISBN 159070181X)

As a solution manual, however, it looks emphatically able for its intended role.There seems to be a related Text book and supplemental Worksheets that goes with this solution manual.

Rating is based on: there is no clue as to what the related books or materials are titled, ISBN, etc.Some hint would be useful. ... Read more

40. Walker's Pronouncing Dictionary ... of the English Language ...
by John Walker
Paperback: 608 Pages (2010-02-28)
list price: US$45.75 -- used & new: US$25.22
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Asin: 1146025777
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more

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