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For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw by Nancy Marie Mithlo and the Smithsonian Institution

Arresting images of his community, taken by a Kiowa photographer, enriched by commentary.

Horace Poolaw (1906-1984), a Kiowa Indian from Oklahoma, was an avid photographer who never made a living from that passion. 174 more words

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Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest by Ian McAllister

Beautiful photographs of the Great Bear Rainforest, at risk on the west coast of Canada.


Great Bear Wild: Dispatches from a Northern Rainforest is an impassioned plea for the conservation of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, photographed and written by Ian McAllister (“talk to anyone in the Great Bear about wildlife and eventually Ian’s name will come up,” writes Robert F. 144 more words

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Ships, Clocks, and Stars: The Quest for Longitude by Richard Dunn and Rebekah Higgitt

The historic quest for naval navigation measurements, heavily illustrated and enlightening.

For the tercentenary of Britain’s Longitude Act of 1714, the Royal Museums Greenwich offers an exhibition and accompanying book, … 191 more words

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dose of design: Palihouse Santa Monica, Global Gift Giving Guide, & Chic Coffee Table Books

Palihouse Santa Monica 

Palihouse Santa Monica is a beautiful boutique beach lodge that has been in operation since 1927.  Palihouse Santa Monica is steeped deep in history, with Moorish-influenced Mediterranean Revival Architecture.   279 more words

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Making the Holiday Sparkle

When the holiday season rolls around, so much fun holiday inspiration comes with it. While I don’t have a home to decorate – and my dorm room is a little bit too cramped for my ideal decor –  I still try to bring in a little bit of sparkle. 242 more words

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