Nice Nosing You

For the Love of Life, Dogs and Photography

Author: Elke Vogelsang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781784880057

Category: Pets

Page: 160

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From acclaimed animal photographer Elke Vogelsang comes a charming, personal collection of portraits of her three dogs—Noodles, Scout, and Loli. Nice Nosing Youpresents Elke's expressive portraits of her much-loved dogs; a collection compiled over two years in what became a personal and touching project for Elke and her husband, Carsen. One year on Christmas Day, Elke's three dogs suddenly started barking outside the bathroom door. Investigating the commotion, Elke discovered Carsen collapsed in the bathroom. He had suffered a major brain hemorrhage, and the dogs had in fact saved his life, discovering him at a crucial time. The months immediately following were filled with much uncertainty, and in an attempt to establish some sort of routine and find something to lift her husband's mood, Elke started taking photos of their dogs to show Carsen in the hospital. Over the next two years, as Carsen slowly recovered, Elke's project became an obsession. Gathered here in a stunning collection, Elke's photographs are captioned with inspiring quotes, illustrating the personal encouragement she and her husband found in these intimate and playful images. Praised byGood Morning America—“people are going nuts over these photos”—and The Huffington Post—“Elke Vogelsang has taken dog portraits to a new level”—this is truly a collection to treasure.

Old Dogs

Are the Best Dogs

Author: Gene Weingarten

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416565965

Category: Pets

Page: 144

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Featuring sixty black-and-white photographs of old dogs shot by Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Michael S. Williamson and narrated by Washington Post staffer and columnist Gene Weingarten, this is a perfect collection for dog lovers that celebrates “man’s best friend.”

The Black Dogs Project

Extraordinary Black Dogs and Why We Can't Forget Them

Author: Fred Levy

Publisher: Race Point Publishing

ISBN: 1627887296

Category: Pets

Page: 128

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Combat Black Dog Syndrome worldwide; a portion of all proceeds from Black Dog Project will be donated to black dog rescue. One of Tumblr's most viral blogs of 2014, the Black Dogs Project is a stunning photo series by animal photographer Fred Levy. Known as "Black Dog Syndrome" in animal shelters and rescues, it refers to the unfortunate phenomenon that black dogs are frequently the LAST dogs to be adopted and the FIRST dogs to be euthanized in rescue shelters. Animal photographer Fred Levy couldn't believe that it was true, so he began talking with shelters. Not only does the phenomen exist, but he discovered it's an epidemic. Levy decided to turn his camera lens to black dogs, showing the world how beautiful they truly are. He called the photo series, The Black Dogs Project, and the stunning photographs have been shared worldwide, spreading awareness and attention to the problem. A portion of all proceeds for Black Dogs Project will be donated to black dog rescue.

Pet Photography Now!

A Fresh Approach to Photographing Animal Companions

Author: Paul Walker

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781600592089

Category: Photography

Page: 128

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For animal lovers, a pet is a member of the family--but one that is much harder to photograph. Capturing an animal’s charm and personality can be an incredibly challenging (even frustrating) exercise, but Pet Photography NOW! makes the job easier. It shows professionals and amateurs alike how to get the best from their subject, whether it comes wrapped in fur, feathers, or scales. Noted expert Paul Walker is an excellent source of practical advice on locations, viewpoints, and posing; how to make your pet behave for the camera; and which camera settings will give you the best results. A chapter devoted to post-production, including step-by-step Photoshop workthroughs, helps you optimize your images to produce stunning prints of your most successful portraits.

Old Faithful

Dogs of a Certain Age

Author: Pete Thorne

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062413465

Category: Pets

Page: 144

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A stunning and indelible collection of portraits and stories that capture dogs of a certain age in all their patchy, scruffy, jowly, and devoted glory—an homage to man’s best friend, based on the popular international photography project. The dogs in Old Faithful are well worn, well loved, and well on in years. After his grandmother’s 100th birthday party, photographer and dog lover Pete Thorne found himself taking photos of elderly dogs. In their aged, imperfect faces, he saw a depth of life, joy, and wisdom missing from more youthful subjects. He gathered these rich and powerful portraits into a web series he called “Old Faithful.” The reaction was instant—and astounding—from media outlets as diverse as Huffington Post and BuzzFeed to Esquire and ABC, to thousands of people around the globe who reached out to Thorne with their heartwarming stories of their own faithful companions. The photos triggered a wide variety of emotions, eliciting smiles and tears, and unleashing a flood of anecdotes and memories. “Old Faithful” became a shared platform for dog lovers all over the world. Based on his web series, Old Faithful features dozens of color photographs that bring these dogs vividly into focus, accompanied by poignant descriptive sketches that capture the spirit and personality of each, illuminate his life and experiences, and celebrate the shared relationship with a beloved human companion. A sweet and moving keepsake, Old Faithful demonstrates that aging can be beautiful, and offers profound lessons for all of us, no matter our age.

Tails from the Booth

Author: Lynn Terry

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501100696

Category: Pets

Page: 128

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Furry friends meet photo booths in this quirky photography book that captures all the cute canine action when the leashes come off and the dogs are the star of the show. If dogs could take selfies, it might look something like Tails from the Booth. For this adorable collection of photographs, Lynn Terry draws on more than twenty years of professional photography experience to capture the most endearing moments between canine companions: A couple of pitbulls grinning widely at the camera. Two saggy-faced bulldogs bumping jowls. A Pomeranian, an English bulldog, and a Boston terrier dog-piling (of course) on top of each other. These pictures show the countless ways dogs will ham it up in front of a camera, and that more dogs in a photo booth = even more fun! With all the charm of Underwater Dogs and Shake, Tails from the Booth will make you laugh out loud at all the awkward and endearing ways dogs make friends with each other.

Really Good Dog Photography

Author: Hoxton Mini Press,Lucy Davies,Penguin Books

Publisher: Particular Books

ISBN: 9781846149429

Category: Animals

Page: 304

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Dogs and photography have gone hand in paw almost since the medium was invented and our passion remains undiminished, with pictures of adorable, bright-eyed dogs all over the internet. The photographs in this book offer an alternative to all the fluff. They approach the dog as a dignified, intelligent and noble being, and they consider our relationship with man's best friend for the extraordinary thing it really is. Elegant, beautiful, surprising, sometimes comical, full of drama and heart, these images show the world's best-loved animal in a remarkable new light.

Stink Outside the Box

Life Advice from Kitty

Author: Jeremy Greenberg

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449462634

Category: Humor

Page: 64

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Finally, life advice from our favorite feline friends who always seem to land on their feet. Stink Outside the Box features sweet, funny photos of kitty experts along with hilarious and thoughtful tidbits of timeless advice for both cats and humans alike. To move on with our nine lives, we must forgive our siblings for what they did to us as kittens, learn not to get haired out when we see how much fur we've gained in the winter, and accept that while we can't control our environment, we can control where we barf in it. Cats have warmed our hearts since the beginning of time; now we finally get to learn how they keep it all in purrspective.

Pet Photography

From Snapshots to Great Shots

Author: Alan Hess

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0133953602

Category: Photography

Page: 240

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This new entry in the From Snapshots to Great Shots series will teach readers everything they need to know about photographing their pets. Like all books in the series, the book will offer instruction on basic photographic technique, discussing exposure settings, lighting, equipment, etc. Then the book will dive into working with various types of animals, posing them, capturing action shots, and working with multiple subjects. From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts. Featuring a clear, elegant design; outstanding images that educate and inspire; and a friendly, accessible voice, this series helps photographers get great shots every time they pick up their camera.

Photographing Dogs

Techniques for Professional Digital Photographers

Author: Lara Blair

Publisher: Amherst Media

ISBN: 9781608955404

Category: Photography

Page: 157

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In Photographing Dogs, Lara Blair - owner of one of the most successful dog portrait studios in America - shares the ins and outs of the business. This comprehensive guide takes readers through the process from start to finish, showing the skills needed to attract new clients, work with dogs in the studio or on location and sell images effectively - directly to clients or for stock photography. Most importantly, she discusses the strategies for gaining the cooperation of curious or sometimes frightened pets and capturing their true characteristics.

Wet Dog

Author: Sophie Gamand

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455531464

Category: Photography

Page: 144

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An adorable and hilarious collection of dog photographs. Every dog owner knows too well the fun and misery of bath time: the wriggles, the poignant looks, the playful splashes. WET DOG, by photographer Sophie Gamand, is a stunning and touching capture of this intimate moment. Elevating dog photography to the status of art, these expressive portraits of our canine friends mirror our very own human emotions.

Athena the Proud

Author: Joan Holub,Suzanne Williams

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442488220

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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Athena wants to upgrade a labyrinth for King Minos, but her approach causes problems in this Goddess Girls adventure. Athena’s arrogance gets the best of her when her attempts to improve King Minos’s labyrinth have unexpected—and disastrous—results!

A Cold Creek Noel

Author: Raeanne Thayne

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 0373657102

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Caidy Bowman had been the apple of her family's eye—until a devastating tragedy forced her to hide from the world. She was used to devoting her time to the animals on her family's ranch. Then widower Ben Caldwell and his two adorable children arrived in Pine Gulch, and suddenly, Caidy wanted more than a life in the shadows…. As the town's new vet, Ben needed a place to stay for the holidays—and for his family to heal from their own loss. He absolutely wasn't looking for love again! But Caidy Bowman's sparkling green eyes and sweet smile touched Ben's broken heart, giving him hope for a new future. Their future—if he could convince the beautiful cowgirl that Christmas was a time for new beginnings….

Treat!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316362220

Category: Pets

Page: 144

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Who's a good dog? In the tradition of bestselling photography books like Underwater Dogs and Shake comes an adorable and hilarious collection of dog photographs capturing our best friends at one of their favorite moments--treat time. Photographer Christian Vieler caught these eager dogs anticipating, catching--some more successfully than others--and enjoying a scrumptious tidbit. From a tenacious terrier to a goofy golden retriever, these often hilarious and surprisingly beautiful photographs capture each dog's unique personality in a way any dog owner will recognize and that all dog lovers will enjoy!

The Life and Love of Dogs

Author: Lewis Blackwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780733633027

Category: Dogs

Page: 216

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Following the successful book The Life and Love of Cats, this beautiful photographic survey of dogs also contains insightful text exploring our unique relationship with dogs throughout history.

What the Dog Knows

The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs

Author: Cat Warren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451667337

Category: Pets

Page: 352

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A firsthand exploration of the extraordinary abilities and surprising, sometimes life-saving talents of “working dogs”—pups who can sniff out drugs, find explosives, even locate the dead—as told through the experiences of a journalist and her intrepid canine companion, which The New York Times calls “a fascinating, deeply reported journey into the…amazing things dogs can do with their noses.” There are thousands of working dogs all over the US and beyond with incredible abilities—they can find missing people, detect drugs and bombs, pinpoint unmarked graves of Civil War soldiers, or even find drowning victims more than two hundred feet below the surface of a lake. These abilities may seem magical or mysterious, but author Cat Warren shows the science, the rigorous training, and the skilled handling that underlie these creatures’ amazing abilities. Cat Warren is a university professor and journalist who had tried everything she could think of to harness her dog Solo’s boundless energy and enthusiasm…until a behavior coach suggested she try training him to be a “working dog.” What started out as a hobby soon became a calling, as Warren was introduced to the hidden universe of dogs who do this essential work and the handlers who train them. Her dog Solo has a fine nose and knows how to use it, but he’s only one of many astounding dogs in a varied field. Warren interviews cognitive psychologists, historians, medical examiners, epidemiologists, and forensic anthropologists, as well as the breeders, trainers, and handlers who work with and rely on these intelligent and adaptable animals daily. Along the way, Warren discovers story after story that prove the capabilities—as well as the very real limits—of working dogs and their human partners. Clear-eyed and unsentimental, Warren explains why our partnership with working dogs is woven into the fabric of society, and why we keep finding new uses for the wonderful noses of our four-legged friends.

The Book of the Dog

Author: Angus Hyland,Kendra Wilson

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781780676562

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Featuring all kinds of dogs – big, small, graceful, cute, funny – The Book of the Dog is a cool and quirky collection of dog art and illustration by artists around the world. Interspersed through the illustrations are short texts about the artists and different breeds, paying homage to man's best friend. Beautifully designed and packaged, the book will appeal to dog lovers of all ages.

A Dog a Day

Author: Sally Muir

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062874399

Category: Art

Page: 240

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A lovingly curated collection of 365 charming portraits of our favorite four-legged companions, with anecdotes celebrating dogs’ endearing and irresistible quirks, based on Sally Muir’s popular “Dog a Day” Facebook page. Sally Muir’s debuted her “Dog a Day” project on Facebook in 2013: “My name is Sally Muir and this is a new gallery where I will add a dog drawing/painting every day, adding up to a massive 365-day dogfest.” As her Facebook page took off, so did the number of Sally’s portraits and her fame. Drawing on the substantial collection of artwork on her site, A Dog a Day is an irresistible collection of 365 beautiful portraits of dogs of all shapes and sizes, depicted in a range of mediums—from loosely worked sketches, prints, and charcoal drawings to oil paintings and lithographs. The artwork is accompanied by short anecdotes throughout, that reflects on these beloved animals’ goofy, loyal, and spunky dispositions. Charming and whimsical, A Dog a Day is a must for all dog lovers, a loving collection that guarantees a year’s worth of tail-wagging sweetness.

Sammy Keyes and the Runaway Elf

Author: Wendelin Van Draanen

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 0307545199

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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“The hottest sleuth to appear in children’s books since Nancy Drew” (The Boston Globe) is back! Don’t miss the fourth book in the series that’s been described as “a combination of Carl Hiaasen’s Flush and Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum books” (School Library Journal) and hailed as “nonstop whodunits” (Kirkus Reviews)! The Christmas parade gets furry in a hurry when three pranksters dressed as wise men toss some cats onto Sammy’s float. Dogs shoot off in all directions, and the prize Pomeranian Sammy’s supposed to be watching disappears. Turns out the darn fuzzball’s been kidnapped. The owner is demanding that Sammy find her doggone dog . . . and she’s a woman who knows how to get what she wants. But Sammy’s a pretty tough cookie herself. Dognappers, blackmailers, and wise men be warned! Praise for the Sammy Keyes series: “If Kinsey Millhone ever hires a junior partner, Sammy Keyes will be the first candidate on the list. She’s feisty, fearless, and funny. A top-notch investigator!” —New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton “The sleuth delights from start to finish. Keep your binoculars trained on Sammy Keyes.” —Publishers Weekly “The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)” —Midwest Children’s Book Review

The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

Stories

Author: Denis Johnson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812988647

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Twenty-five years after Jesus’ Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves. Finished shortly before Johnson’s death, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come. Advance praise for The Largesse of the Sea Maiden “Mesmerizing . . . psychologically revelatory, spiritually inquisitive, and grimly funny stories . . . Johnson will be remembered and revered as an incisive storyteller fluent in the comedy and tragedy of human confusion and the transcendence of compassion.”—Booklist (starred review) “American literature suffered a serious loss with Johnson’s death. These final stories underscore what we’ll miss. . . . Johnson is best known for his writing about hard-luck cases—alcoholics, thieves, world-weary soldiers. But this final collection ranges up and down the class ladder; for Johnson, a sense of mortality and a struggle to make sense of our lives knew no demographic boundaries.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “An instant classic . . . A masterpiece of deep humanity and astonishing prose . . . It’s filled with Johnson's unparalleled ability to inject humor, profundity, and beauty—often all three—into the dark and the mundane alike. These characters have been pushed toward the edge; through their searches for meaning or clawing just to hold on to life, Johnson is able to articulate what it means to be alive, and to have hope.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)