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The Baby Owner's Manual
Louis Borgenicht
1931686238
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
The title, Baby Owner’s Manual, suggests the promise and the problem of this cheeky and comprehensive guide written by a pediatrician and his son. First-time parents who are not offended by the observation that "babies, unlike other appliances, lack instruction manuals," will find a rich resource of facts and advice. The book is divided into seven categories of "operating instructions" including home installation, feeding and power supply, sleep mode, maintenance, development, and safety. Complete with witty schematic drawings and charts, the authors answer hundreds of questions about breastfeeding, bed, bath, and beyond. While most manuals focus on tender loving care, the authors chose to focus on baby as technology. The result is a highly useful--almost too cool--reference book. Because every parent knows that...


Doctor Who: The Shooting Scripts (Doctor Who (BBC Hardcover))

0563486414


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Book Description
This book collects together the entire shooting scripts for the first series. Seven of the scripts are by Russell T. Davies, with the remainder by Steven Moffat, Robert Shearman, Paul Cornell and The League of Gentlemen's Mark Gatiss. Each story contains the essential ingredients of time travel, adventure, and the mixing of the ordinary with the fantastical that have always characterized the series, while at the same time being thoroughly in tune with contemporary culture and society. This is a Doctor Who for an age defined by irony, technology, celebrity, and the shadow cast by 9/11. It is also a more cinematic series, with fast cutting and special effects that will satisfy viewers brought up on contemporary film and television sci-fi.


Trap Shooting Secrets
James Russell
0916367096
January 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Like his other volume, Precision Shooting, James Russell's Trap Shooting Secrets is thick with tips, advice, techniques, and practice drills for anyone intent on improving his or her skills in a highly refined, complex, and technically demanding sport. Russell begins with a primer on buying the right shotgun, and builds from there on the essentials of basic shooting and a whole gamut of typical beginner's mistakes before moving on to more advanced targets like the psychology of competitive shooting, developing deeper concentration skills, and strategies for how to write off some of the high costs of trap shooting as a tax deduction. As informative as the volume is, it loses some points on style: pages crammed with text will likely glaze over your shooting eye, and its diagrams and illustrations, useful as they are, are...


Shooter's Bible
Jay Langston
0883173204
June 2005
Paperback
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Shooting Water: A Memoir of Second Chances, Family, and Filmmaking

1557047111


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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Saltzman's mother, Deepa Mehta, is a filmmaker who attempts to shoot the final installment of her trilogy, Water (after Fire and Earth), in India. In 1999, the author, then 19, accompanies her mother to work as a third assistant cameraperson. A series of politically motivated attacks shut down the film's production. Four years later, shooting restarts in Sri Lanka, with Saltzman onboard as a still photographer. With the film's production as a backdrop, Canadian Saltzman delves into her past. When she was 11, her father, a Jewish Ukrainian, and her mother, a [Hindu] Indian, divorced. Saltzman was forced to choose with whom she would live. Picking her father, she created a rift with her mother that would take more than a decade to repair: "most of our relationship had to be reconstructed through...


Precision Shooting: The Trap Shooter's Bible
James Russell
091636710X
January 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
"Trapshooting," stresses James Russell in this comprehensive instructional for the sport, "can be summed up as vivid images and feel, not complex technicalities." Despite that essential sensorial caveat, his Bible is filled with exactly the kind of technical tips and practice drills necessary for improving a shooter's skills, concentration, and focus. Though Precision Shooting emphasizes the importance of the basics--set-up, point of impact, timing, visualization, and gun fit--it is no simple primer. Aimed at the advanced trapshooter and those who aspire to that status, it is dense with details, drills, specifications, and 315 exhaustive answers to 315 FAQ that are made even denser by their presentation, which is dreary at best. Heavy on abnormally large blocks of text, Precision Shooting inexplicably consigns its...


Gun Digest 2006
Ken Ramage
0896891682
July 2005
(Paperback) - Anniv. Ed.
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Book Description
The world's greatest gun book just got even better! This favorite among shooters and collectors now features more than 230 pages of color that showcase the latest products and articles on the newest firearms from around the world. Expert firearms writers offer all new, carefully researched articles and fresh new product reports. This 60th anniversary edition will exceed all expectations with the latest offerings from the firearms industry. The incomparable firearms catalog section includes specifications, factory options, model descriptions, photos, and retail prices, with coverage of major firearm brands as well as other lesser-known brands. Scopes, metallic sights, laser sights, and reloading presses are also catalogued. Additional coverage lists ballistics and prices for commercially available rifle and handgun...


4th of July
James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
0316710601
May 2, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Mega-bestseller Patterson teams up with journalist/novelist Paetro for a rousing fourth installment of the Women's Murder Club series. This time, bright, tough SFPD Lt. Lindsay Boxer is battling police brutality charges while chasing down a clan of murderers. When a botched police arrest of two gun-toting minors expands from a shaky preliminary hearing to what promises to be a nerve-rattling jury trial of Lindsay, she flees the pre-trial media frenzy for the serene haven of sister Cat's house in Half Moon Bay. But instead of finding relaxation and romance with her Homeland Security beau, Lindsay becomes embroiled in the ruthless crimes of a troika of killers who've been slashing and flogging victims all over town. With surprisingly little aid from the Murder Club, Lindsay performs her detective handiwork (and...


Tactical Pistol Marksmanship: How To Improve Your Combat Shooting Skills
Gabriel Suarez
1581602782
November 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Best-selling author Gabe Suarez provides a graduate-level course in shooting with lightning speed and dead on target during the intensity of an actual gun battle. In Tactical Pistol Marksmanship, Suarez revisits some of the topics in the classic book The Tactical Pistol and presents even more gun-handling techniques, different twists on basic skills and unique tricks to help fine-tune how you aim and fire a gun under stress. Just some of the topics he covers are the primary requirements for the ideal service pistol according to combat vets; the rule of thumb for choosing a serious combat caliber; the 4 most important fundamentals of combat marksmanship; secrets to shooting in extremely low light situations when even tritium sights are of no use; the solutions to emergency failure-to-stop situations; and practical...


Blue Book of Gun Values, 27th Edition (Blue Book of Gun Values)
S. P. Fjestad
1886768625
April 1, 2006
Paperback
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David Kennedy, Curator, Cody Firearms Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center
"Here at the museum, the first book we recommend for appraisal values is the invaluable Blue Book of Gun Values." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Roy G. Jinks, Historian, Smith & Wesson
"I recommend the "The Blue Book of Gun Values" as it is the most accurate source for firearms values." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The ABC's of Reloading
Bill Chevalier
0873498518
Jan 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Starting with the basics, this guide leads the reader through the process of reloading with ease. Perfect for beginners and a great refresher for experienced reloaders, the book first discusses all the necessary tools and accessories needed to get started, then goes through step-by-step instructions and safety tips for loading your own metallic cartridges and shotshells. Helpful illustrations guide readers through each step and make the process easy to understand.The ABC?s of Reloading covers all aspects of the hobby, from benchrest loading techniques, to ballistic software, to competition and hunting loads and more. It also includes a comprehensive directory of reloading manufacturers. The guide carefully pieces together steps and techniques for reloading into an understandable process, outlining the basic procedures...


How To Become A Master Handgunner: The Mechanics Of X-Count Shooting
Charles Stephens
0873647092
January 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This valuable tutorial offers a basic formula for mastering the sport of pistol shooting. National Champion and Master Handgunner Charlie Stephens presents the 6 keys to success: grip, aiming as you pull the trigger, focus, controlled movement, stance and total follow-through.

About the Author
Charles (Charlie) Stephens' shooting career has spanned 40 years. He has competed in IPSC, NRA Action Pistol, Handgun Metallic Silhouette, Western and Cowboy Action Shooting, and International Single-Shot Scheutzenfest Pistol, winning hundreds of matches at the local, state and regional level of competition, while placing in the top five in several international and world-class events


Shooting Star
Kyle Keiderling
1894963490
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
In the early 1950s, college basketball was rocked by gambling scandals. Then an unlikely star emerged: Clarence "Bevo" Francis would twice score 100 points in a college game while playing for tiny Rio Grande College (in Ohio, not Texas). America loves its underdogs, and here was the poster boy for long odds. Francis became the perfect antidote for a sport tainted by fast-talking city slickers. The irony of his career, though, is that while he restored some integrity to the game, he was exploited by a person he trusted deeply and spent much of his later life clouded by bitterness over what might have been. Keiderling, a former sportswriter, meticulously researched Francis' life and, with the reluctant star's cooperation, now tells the virtually unknown story of this small-town boy's brief tenure in the spotlight. Followers...


The Concealed Handgun Manual: How to Choose, Carry, and Shoot a Gun in Self Defense
Chris Bird
0965678415
September 2004
Paperback
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Review
"Carrying a deadly weapon is too serious a matter to go unstudied. Chris Bird's work serves as a fine textbook for those who have made, or are considering making, that commitment." —Will Cox, Gun Week


13 Seconds
Philip Caputo
1596090804
May 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Philip Caputo, author of the classic Vietnam memoir A Rumor of War, returns to the turbulent era of the late 1960s with 13 Seconds: A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings. Caputo carefully sets the stage for the tragedy--the gunning-down of students on the Kent State, Ohio, campus--as he shows the pressures slowly building: Richard Nixon's decision to invade Cambodia, the militaristic missives of the ultra-leftist Weathermen, and statements such as high-profile California governor Ronald Reagan's declaration about student protests, given three weeks before the shootings ("If it takes a bloodbath, let's get it over with").

While important events surge and roil throughout the book like massive currents, Caputo focuses primarily on the smaller stories of the students injured and killed by National Guard bullets. Caputo,...



Winchester : An American Legend: The Official History of Winchester Firearms and Ammunition from 1849 to the Present
R.L. Wilson
0394585364
April 30, 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
No arms maker in history has captured the imagination in the way Winchester has: rifles, shotguns, and ammunition famous the world over for craftsmanship, design capability and performance, historical tradition, and sheer romance. And it is the Winchester that is known as "the gun that won the West."

Now, in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Winchester marque, R. L. Wilson -- Americas most distinguished writer and expert in the firearms field -- has produced the definitive and official history of Winchester arms and ammunition. Valuable production tables are presented, in addition to a spectacular tribute, in text and photographs, of the full spectrum of products, first introduced in 1849.

Designed companion volume to the best-selling Colt: An American Legend, Winchester matches that...


Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Lynne Truss
1592400876
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Who would have thought a book about punctuation could cause such a sensation? Certainly not its modest if indignant author, who began her surprise hit motivated by "horror" and "despair" at the current state of British usage: ungrammatical signs ("BOB,S PETS"), headlines ("DEAD SONS PHOTOS MAY BE RELEASED") and band names ("Hear'Say") drove journalist and novelist Truss absolutely batty. But this spirited and wittily instructional little volume, which was a U.K. #1 bestseller, is not a grammar book, Truss insists; like a self-help volume, it "gives you permission to love punctuation." Her approach falls between the descriptive and prescriptive schools of grammar study, but is closer, perhaps, to the latter. (A self-professed "stickler," Truss recommends that anyone putting an apostrophe in a possessive "its"-as...


With Winning in Mind: The Mental Management System
Lanny R. Bassham
1885221479
November 1, 1996
Paperback
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Precision Shooting October 2000
What makes this book on mental training different? Well, straight talk for one thing.

Book Description
With Winning in Mind is Olympic Gold Medalist Lanny Bassham's system for mental training for competition in sport and business. It contains the most powerful tools used by Olympic Champions to win under stress.

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Don't Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching and Training
Karen Pryor
0553380397
January 1999
Paperback
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Review
"This delightful, clear, and utterly helpful book is for anyone who wants to understand or change the behavior of an animal--whether the animal in question is a barking dog, a nosy neighbor, a hostile cat, or you and your own bad habits."
--Carol Tavris, Ph.D., author of Anger

Book Description
A Better Way to Better Behavior

Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don't Shoot the Dog! a bestselling classic. Now this revised edition presents more of her insights into animal--and human--behavior.

A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here are the secrets...


Gun Digest Book of Trap & Skeet Shooting
Chris Christian
0873494288
Dec 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
With this must-have guide, trap and skeet shooters of all skill levels will hit more targets and have more fun! This highly anticipated fourth edition covers every facet of trap and skeet shooting, and provides readers with valuable insight on how to improve and win at clay busting sports. They?ll learn the rules of the most popular shotgun games, get tips of selecting the right equipment, and find advice on shooting techniques and tactics from expert trap and skeet shooters. The book includes comprehensive coverage on choosing and fitting the right shotgun for each sport, explains the hows and whys of chokes in plain language, and provides an in-depth review of shells, loads and reloading. Valuable reference tools include the official rules for each game as well as a manufacturer?s directory for guns, ammunition,...


The Baby Owner's Manual: Operating Instructions, Trouble-Shooting Tips, and Advice on First-Year Maintenance [BARGAIN PRICE]
Louis, M.D. Borgenicht, Joe Borgenicht
B000ENC470
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
The title, Baby Owner’s Manual, suggests the promise and the problem of this cheeky and comprehensive guide written by a pediatrician and his son. First-time parents who are not offended by the observation that "babies, unlike other appliances, lack instruction manuals," will find a rich resource of facts and advice. The book is divided into seven categories of "operating instructions" including home installation, feeding and power supply, sleep mode, maintenance, development, and safety. Complete with witty schematic drawings and charts, the authors answer hundreds of questions about breastfeeding, bed, bath, and beyond. While most manuals focus on tender loving care, the authors chose to focus on baby as technology. The result is a highly useful--almost too cool--reference book. Because every parent knows that...


John Shaw's Landscape Photography
John Shaw
081743710X
Apr 1994
Paperback
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Zen in the Art of Archery (Vintage Spiritual Classics)
Eugen Herrigel, Daisetz T. Suzuki (Introduction)
0375705090
January 26, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
So many books have been written about the meditation side of Zen and the everyday, chop wood/carry water side of Zen. But few books have approached Zen the way that most Japanese actually do--through ritualized arts of discipline and beauty--and perhaps that is why Eugen Herrigel's Zen in the Art of Archery is still popular so long after it first publication in 1953. Herrigel, a philosophy professor, spent six years studying archery and flower-arranging in Japan, practicing every day, and struggling with foreign notions such as "eyes that hear and ears that see." In a short, pithy narrative, he brings the heart of Zen to perfect clarity--intuition, imitation, practice, practice, practice, then, boom, wondrous spontaneity fusing self and art, mind, body, and spirit. Herrigel writes with an attention to subtle profundity and...


The Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly
J. B. Wood
0873496310
Feb 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
The increasing cost of gunsmithing services has caused enthusiasts to perform minor repairs, refinishing, and deep cleaning on their own firearms. This updated edition shows how to easily diassemble and reassemble centerfire rifles and the correct tools needed. Sixty-six popular guns are taken apart and individually photographed. The cross reference index identifies more than 400 similar or identical rifle patterns that also follow these disassembly and reassembly directions. It covers the Argentine Mauser to Marlin Model 9 to Russian AK-47 to US M-1 Garand to Winchester Model 1894.


The Shawshank Redemption: The Shooting Script
Frank Darabont
1557042462
April 2004
Paperback
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Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
Frank Darabont, with this one work, declares himself a special talent.

Stephen King, from his introduction
A miraculous triumph of art over the buck.

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Cartridges of the World (Cartridges of the World)
Frank C. Barnes, Stan Skinner
0873496051
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This benchmark volume is the foremost source for cartridge information. Hunters, target shooters, military history buffs, ammunition reloaders and cartridge collectors alike will find all the answers to their cartridge and shotshell questions in this comprehensive book that includes 1,500+ cartridges. This reference book includes detailed photos, dimensional drawings and loading data. Descriptions of obsolete American cartridges tell the tale of ammunition used by settlers, cowboys and outlaws during the nation’s westward expansion, and offer insights into unusual rounds that never caught on. Hunters and shooters can improve their success with the useful ballistics tables. -Completely updated with new cartridges and information on electronically fired rounds. -Includes European and American cartridges,...


Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
Lynne Truss
1592402038
April 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Who would have thought a book about punctuation could cause such a sensation? Certainly not its modest if indignant author, who began her surprise hit motivated by "horror" and "despair" at the current state of British usage: ungrammatical signs ("BOB,S PETS"), headlines ("DEAD SONS PHOTOS MAY BE RELEASED") and band names ("Hear'Say") drove journalist and novelist Truss absolutely batty. But this spirited and wittily instructional little volume, which was a U.K. #1 bestseller, is not a grammar book, Truss insists; like a self-help volume, it "gives you permission to love punctuation." Her approach falls between the descriptive and prescriptive schools of grammar study, but is closer, perhaps, to the latter. (A self-professed "stickler," Truss recommends that anyone putting an apostrophe in a possessive "its"-as...


Reloading for Shotgunners
Rick Sapp
0873498135
July 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the one reloading guide every shotgunner should own. This new 5th edition of Reloading for Shotgunners teaches the shotshell, slug and buckshot reloader all the basics of the art, plus advanced techniques for loading everything from field to high-performance target loads. This edition contains all-new feature articles on the evolution of the shotgun and shotshell, shotgun anatomy, caring for reloading tools, and much more valuable information including a greatly expanded section on non-toxic shot. The massive data section containing the most comprehensive and current load data available, with over 11,000 loads organized by gauge, hull type and shot charge, is sure to make this book the most often-used reference in the workshop. Shotgunners won't find an easier to follow or more comprehensive guide. -Teaches...


Browning Sporting Arms of Distinction: 1903-1992
Matt Eastman
1571571140
April 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Considered to be THE reference on the Browning Arms Company, this book contains John Browning's inventions, serial numbers, proof marks, and engravings. In addition, all models of the famous Browning line of fine guns are covered. The history of the Browning family, the inventions, and Browning's association with Colt, Winchester, Savage, and others rounds out this fascinating book. Illustrated with hundreds of pictures and charts.

From the Publisher
Generally considered to be THE book on Browning firearms. Eastman's account contains John Browning's inventions, serial numbers, proof marks, and engravings. In addition, all models of the famous Browning line of fine guns are covered, including over-and-under shotguns, semi-automatic shotguns & rifles, double-barreled...

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