Description : From the mythical artefacts of the ancient world to saucy seaside postcards, The Antiques Magpie explores the wonderful world of antiques and collectables. With Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum as your guide, go in search of stolen masterpieces, explore the first museums, learn the secrets of the forgers and brush up on your auction technique. Meet the garden gnome insured for £1 million, track down Napoleon’s toothbrush, find out how to spot a corpse in a Victorian photograph – and much more. This book is for anyone who’s ever been fascinated by what relics of the past tell us about history – and what they are worth today.
Description : The 2008 crisis set off a systemic panic which almost engulfed the world's financial system. Through a lens of sustainability this book examines how organisations can explore a new business culture today. Drawing from real-life examples and new ideas Bowles and Cooper discuss how organisations can move from 'me' to 'we'.
Description : The purpose of this book is to act as a tonic to nourish and rejuvenate our souls in order to turn our life into a fountain of bliss. Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels. Just a few words at the right time and place have the power to raise one’s vision to a higher level of thought and purpose. This book is a collection of such thoughts. These thoughts provide inspiration and solace to touch perceptions that might otherwise have remained idle and forgotten in the back of the mind. Like short fiction, each piece leads to a point of illumination, evoking an original, spontaneous response that we are sure to treasure. Let these thoughts serve as a change agent and provide a sense of fulfillment. It is a rare book that changes a life, a poor one that adds nothing to it. Let this book be a pathway of life that might lead to one’s highest good.
Description : Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is fast becoming the digital photographer’s tool of choice, with its killer combination of versatile photo cataloging features and powerful image editing tools. Adobe Photoshop, its older relative, is still around, though, and is still indispensable for the unique tools it offers, as well as its wide range of uses. This book shows photographers how to use these two great products together to achieve results they could not have produced working with one alone. First, the book provides a quick overview of the cataloging functions of Lightroom -- useful for Photoshop users who may have used a different photo organization tool (or none at all!). Then you’ll work through a series of projects that focus on taking images from Lightroom into Photoshop to use tools not available in Lightroom. Typical workflows include stitching images into a panorama, layering multiple exposures of a scene to create a high dynamic range (HDR) image, fixing common photo problems (like blur caused by camera shake), bringing out important details or adding creative effects with adjustment layers, or layering images to create composites (including adding text or 3D objects), or doing precise photo retouching. Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
Description : Divided into four distinct sections and drawing across various disciplines, this volume seeks to reappraise the place of archaeology in the contemporary world by providing a series of essays that critically engage with both old and current debates in the field of public archaeology.
Description : Create and distribute PDF (Portable Document Format) documents using Adobe Acrobat 7.0. This easy-to-follow guide shows you how to generate Adobe PDF files that retain the look and feel of the original documents, share PDFs, initiate and participate in PDF document reviews, and prepare PDFs for print or the Web. You’ll also learn to develop interactive forms, secure your documents, and create PDFs from Microsoft Office and other authoring applications. With coverage of Adobe Acrobat Standard and Professional editions, this hands-on resource will help you take full advantage of the premier paperless publishing and collaboration solution.