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The Best Things You Can Eat

It’s rare to find a book about nutrition that’s written in a style that’s both engaging enough for the general public and authoritative enough for nutrition professionals. In The Best Things You Can Eat, Grotto has created a science-based volume that’s not only accessible for all audiences but often highly entertaining.

Grotto’s easy-going writing style makes it a pleasure to glean information that could be a chore to digest, from descriptions of top-rated sources of various nutrients to foods that fight cavities and gum disease. Numerous brief charts provide quick references to rankings of nutritional values and comparisons of various

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THE ARCHITECTURE OF LONDON 2012: VISION>DESIGN>LEGACY

At first glance The Architecture of London 2012, by two of Britain’s most compelling and high-profile writers of the moment, Tom Dyckhoff and Claire Barrett, looks like some sort of Disneyland souvenir brochure. You tend to think: ‘Well, that’s nice.’

But to give it some credit, the book does offer a succinct, whistle-stop architectural tour around the Olympic Park and beyond. Presenting the Lower Lea Valley as a shrinking violet, the book examines a formidable balancing act: how do you transform a blighted and contaminated industrial landscape, complete with a cocktail of electricity pylons, factories and depots, into a successful

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Supercarrier

OVER A DECADE ago Osprey Publishing released a volume called Supercarriers in its hugely popular ‘Colour Series’ range. This humble tome went on to sell well over 25,000 copies, plus spurn two further works with the word ‘Supercarrier’ in their respective titles. The moderately priced all-colour books produced by the publisher proved so successful throughout the 1980s that a number of other competitors also adopted this format, and by the early 1990s saturation point had been reached. Today, only Motorbooks of Osceola, Wisconsin, continues to release titles in this format under the less than original banner of ‘Enthusiast Color Series’.

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Preface to the revised edition

It was with some trepidation that I accepted the task of revising Ernest Joyce’s work, for in the eyes of so many it had become the woodworker’s bible, helping countless people in their search for woodworking knowledge and their own personal search for excellence. This reluctance to tamper with the bible, which was strong, and shared by many other people, was tempered by the knowledge that much had changed in the world of craft furniture since 1970 when this work was first published— changes that Ernest Joyce himself would well have approved. Writing as he did in the late sixties,

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NEWSROOM

News from the black & white world. Edited by Mark Bentley.

HIGH CONTRAST

Magnum photographer Rene Burri has been awarded the Leica Hall of Fame Award 2013 for his contributions to photography.

Born in Switzerland in 1933, Burri’s most famous picture is arguably his portrait of Che Guevara smoking a cigar.

Photo sharing website Smugmug has said it will not strip key metadata from pictures placed on its site. The announcement comes after controversial plans were unveiled by the government that could potentially allow free use of orphan photographs — images where the copyright owners cannot be contacted because the

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Names with wings

ITS TITLE IS curious (but probably the best available, considering the content) and the frontispiece of a Greek warrior donning armour implies one may have picked up a book on ancient history by mistake. After that, it gets better by the page.

The system — or, more recently, perhaps, the lack thereof — of allocating names to British military aircraft and their engines is not a subject for the superficial aircraft enthusiast, but those with a serious interest will find this book to be a mine of information. The Greek gentleman could be Hercules, Hector or Lysander (we are not

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INSIDE EDITIONS

I’he most important style books oj the season celebrate 15 top designers and offer a wealth of glorious rooms sure to delight

Brian J. McCarthy’s timeless interiors draw from his deep knowledge of the history of decorative arts-as well as his own eclectic sensibility, LUMINOUS INTERIORS (Stewart. T a b o r i & Chang. S60; November), the first monograph of his three-decade career, looks at nine projects completed over the past six years, including an opulent Atlanta home with an 18th-century spirit; the designer’s bright, quirky upstate New York retreat; and a lush, art-filled Manhattan apartment, below, that held

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Helicopters in combat

THIS VIDEO WAS PRODUCED within days of the airshow itself and is an entertaining and informative overview for those of us who did not go, ond, perhaps, for those who did but want a permanent record of the event.

Ed Mitchell, the presenter, gives an excellent run-down on the participants and the atmosphere, without an overly biased personal view. He is helped by the official commentators and expert opinions where required. The presentation is usefully subdivided into sections to provide some cohesiveness to the whole production.

The military presence is large and important, as usual, and the Russians dominate with

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WEAPONS small but proud republic

IVAN Cochin

It is believed that after the October Revolution received the independence of Latvia, Estonia and Finland was virtually no defense industry. However, this is not entirely true, it turns out, these countries have created original designs min.

Practicality CLUB SHOOTERS

Sergey Danilov

French Shooting Club, in Mytishchi, the former Olympic shooting range in the «Dinamo», distinguished by practical orientation: it is designed primarily for professionals who have a permit for short arms.

LEARN shoot straight

We begin to publish the book A. Karachevsky «Learn to shoot straight,» published by the State Publishing House Military Commissariat of Defense

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Optoelectronic devices

According to the science of information coming from the visual organs, irrespective of whether it has been visually or through an intermediate system — Optical «whether opto-electronic device, the screen a radar, or by decrypting the aerial images is 00% of the information perceived human senses.

Using the information of the foreign press, the authors made an attempt to summarize and organize materials on the technical means of visual observation, providing reconnaissance purposes and in low visibility conditions. It sets out the basic principles of night vision devices and thermal imaging agents are given Hx performance characteristics and applications

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