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Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows: Tales from Two Valleys (Sports)
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows: Tales from Two Valleys (Sports)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Sorely needs editing, July 15, 2013
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While Ms Starr Ancinas brings much personal passion to this book, I wish she had also brought an editor. The chronology is a mess, leaving the reader with no sense of when things happened in relation to other events. Some key events are barely mentioned, while extensive detail appears about insignificant happenings. And there is more than a little pro Alpine/anti Squaw bias. I definitely learned some things, but couldn't tell you their real significance.


Oskri Quinoa Bar, Gluten Free, 1.9-Ounce Bars (Pack of 20)
Oskri Quinoa Bar, Gluten Free, 1.9-Ounce Bars (Pack of 20)
Price: $27.90
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Should call these "Sesame Bars," but they still taste great, May 3, 2012
This product is definitely yummy, but the overriding flavor is of sesame seeds (second ingredient). I wouldn't know quinoa was even in the bar if I didn't see the label. But I still love these! I would give them five stars if they had just a smidge less sugar, since I don't think they need it. Also, it's really three thin bars in each package, not one big bar. But makes it easier to portion it out if you don't want to eat it all at once!


Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Eye-Opening Must-Read for all Americans, January 17, 2003
There are many vantage points that one can write about our economic system from to illustrate the lack of sustainability we're creating for ourselves in America, but Barbara Ehrenreich arguably chooses the most effective route through the issue by going undercover to find out how America's millions of working poor get by from month to month. Besides describing in vivid detail the experience of struggling to get by on wages that so many of our largest employers pay, Ehrenreich opens your eyes to disturbing practices that are the norm in restaurants, hotels, cleaning services, and big box retailers across the country. Though I believe everyone can benefit from reading this book, those who will benefit most are those who already consider themselves liberal, and believe that they know the extent of the problem we've created in America -- this book will prove to you that you only know half the story, at best. This book will make you a better tipper, and it will make you think twice before you ever hire a cleaning service or shop at Wal-Mart again.


Chez Panisse Vegetables
Chez Panisse Vegetables
by Alice Waters
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $27.16
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly comprehensive for lovers of cooking, January 17, 2003
If you love to cook, and you love vegetables, you need this cookbook. It includes all of the details that so many other cookbooks leave out -- how to tell the good from the bad with every vegetable out there, when to buy each one for optimal flavor, how to store them before you use them, and exactly how to treat them in your recipes.
The recipes themselves range from simple and elegant to involved and indulgent -- there are enough of them that I always find something exciting to cook, regardless of how much effort I want to put into my meal on that particular day.
Truly the best thing about this book is that it always inspires me to try new vegetables or to cook old staples in new ways -- since Alice Waters covers all of the details, she completely demystifies any foods that you might not otherwise want to try cooking. If you love to cook, you'll love this book.


The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Four-Disc Special Extended Edition)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Four-Disc Special Extended Edition)
DVD ~ Elijah Wood
Offered by mjcafass
Price: $99.69
18 used & new from $13.11

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the extra price for all you get, January 15, 2003
I got the first DVD edition of the Fellowship, but knew I had to have this one based on all the plugs they gave for it in the first edition. Anyway, I have been very pleased with it. It includes the entire full-length director's cut which brings in nearly an hour of unseen footage, and gives the story a bit more depth than the released film version did. There is also more commentary and behind-the-scenes stuff here than on any DVD I've seen, and, not to be understated, they don't spend all of the time trying to get you to see the next movie! Given that the first edition DVD was basically just a big (albeit COOL) plug for The Two Towers, it was a relief to see that this edition just went back and showed all of the intricacies that went into making this film. If you're into Tolkien, this really is a good buy since they spend one entire disk talking about how to take Tolkien's text and turn it into the visual masterpiece that you see on screen.
Can't wait for the final film, and the special edition of the Two Towers!


Wired Style: Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age
Wired Style: Principles of English Usage in the Digital Age
by Constance Hale
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the greatest book, but still indispensible, January 15, 2003
There's no doubt that the Wired Style guide is not the best style guide ever written; that said, with Chicago and AP still shockingly behind on integrating usages of Internet and technology-based words into their guides, this book is absolutely indispensible. AP might give three varients of an online word, but Wired gives a more complete listing of all known varients. Whether you like it or not, if you write about the Internet, or ever have to explain Web strategy to someone in writing, you need this book. The other sources out there just don't cut it.
And, as a bonus, if you use a word like "usability," and everyone looks at you funny, this book gives you a backup reference to point to, so you don't look like the one inventing words. (This has in fact happened to me, and it made me question who could possibly not have heard of usability in this day and age -- oh well.)


The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law
The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law
by Norm Goldstein
Edition: Paperback
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Update on basically the same old AP stuff, January 15, 2003
This book is essentially indispensible for so many of us, and so it's never really a question of how good the latest edition might be. That said, I still think AP is behind on the entire field of technology and the Internet. I always find myself referring to the Wired Style book for usage questions for documents referring to Web sites and strategy. There are also some areas in which AP is not backing down: they insist on sticking with "e-mail," for example, when most of us have gone to "email." They also insist that we keep capitalizing "Web" when it's so common now, that the distinction is arguably not needed.
Overall, the bulk of the book is fine -- exactly what you expect from AP. But the very thin Internet section is in need of a major reexamination so that we can all stop flipping between AP and the Wired book. Considering how much of our information today is online, you would think AP would place a higher priority on staying complete with their online usage rules.
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Crunch - Fat Burning Yoga [VHS]
Crunch - Fat Burning Yoga [VHS]
VHS
Offered by retrolink-2
Price: $7.22
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Yoga Sequence and Overall Workout, January 15, 2003
This is a great yoga tape -- probably the best one of used in terms of providing a great workout with a nice, pleasant instructor and setting. Sara Ivanhoe is a likeable instructor, and she structures the sequence so that you're always challenging yourself, but you never reach the point of feeling like you can't go on. I've done this tape with friends at all levels, and it has been great for everyone since they demonstrate modifications and more advanced stages to keep everyone working but not overworking.
Don't be intimidated by the "Crunch" label -- this is still real yoga, albeit less spiritual than other forms. But not all of us need to know the name of every asana or know which chakras we're affecting. Sara still gives a great background on yoga overall and highlights the different benefits of each pose.
I have several DVDs from Gaiam/Living Arts (the Yodney Yee and Patricia Walden yoga folks) and from Yoga Zone, and this one is by far my favorite for length, full-body workout (you feel this workout everywhere!), and balance between the spiritual goals with fitness realities.
Do yourself a favor and get this tape!


The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
The Backpacker's Field Manual: A Comprehensive Guide to Mastering Backcountry Skills
by Rick Curtis
Edition: Paperback
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20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All around FANTASTIC resource, September 14, 2001
This book covers everything that a general backpacker needs to know about hiking and camping. The few things the author doesn't cover (great detail about hiking specific specialized terrain, for example), he lists additional resources for. This book is well-written and clearly organized, and includes wilderness first aid, cooking and menu-planning, navigation, how to pack a backpack comfortably, how to select gear, and where to go for more information. There is much more included in the book, including stories from the author's own experience, and some information about ultralight backpacking. Especially valuable is the detailed information about leading a group into the wilderness, how to send out a search party, how to signal for help in all environments, and how to ensure that everyone in a group is comfortable.
I've seen many other similar books, and none provide the excellent level of detail that this book provides. I recommend it most highly.


Backpacking: A Woman's Guide
Backpacking: A Woman's Guide
by Adrienne Hall
Edition: Paperback
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Changed my mind -- this is a great guide, September 14, 2001
I originally gave this book 2 stars, because I didn't think it was as comprehensive as other backpacking books, like the Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis, for example.
But that was over a year ago, and when I recently reread this book, I completely changed my mind. It's not comprehensive in any one area, but it is clear on that fact, and says where to get more information about any questions that may arise. But overall, it's a good resource for women backpackers -- both beginners and experienced hikers. And on top of being a good resource, it's full of inspiration that is never over-the-top or sappy.
If you're looking for a book to help you master backcountry skills, or if you are just looking to take a step toward a backcountry foray, this is the book for you. I highly recommend it.
That said, I also recommend the more comprehensive (though male-centric) Backpacker's Field Manual by Rick Curtis.


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