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Simon Schama's Power of Art
Simon Schama's Power of Art
DVD ~ Simon Schama
Price: $25.90
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5.0 out of 5 stars Schama hits another home run, July 6, 2014
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Simon Schama does it again! Each episode examines a seminal work from one of history's greatest artists. Schama combines artist biography and critical examination of the artwork, all in his witty, urbane, and knowledgeable style. Outstanding in every respect!


Monet a Retrospective
Monet a Retrospective
by Claude Monet
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful reproductions; fascinating essays about the artist, December 28, 2013
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This was more than a bargain, and I would have gladly paid five times more once I received this wonderful book. The articles and essays-most of which were written and published during Monet's lifetime-offer a unique perspective on Monet and his art as they were viewed at that time. The beautiful color plates reproduce nearly all of Monet's greatest and/or most famous paintings. They are all here: "The Magpie"; "The Terrace at St. Adresse"; haystacks; poplar trees; the Seine; Rouen Cathedral; waterlilies; and three-page foldouts of several of the murals in the Orangerie. A Monet- or art-lover's dream!


Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe - The Great Courses
Experiencing Hubble - Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe - The Great Courses
DVD ~ David Meyer
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful images from Hubble; Professor Meyer is a wonderful presenter, July 18, 2013
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I have enjoyed this course immensely and have watched it several times. Professor Meyer's experience with and knowledge of Hubble, as well as his love of astronomy, is evident and makes it a wonderful and enjoyable learning experience.


Cosmos: A Field Guide
Cosmos: A Field Guide
by Giles Sparrow
Edition: Hardcover
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly awesome book in both visuals and size, July 18, 2013
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Beautifully reproduced astronomical images throughout and in a truly awesome tome-it is large enough to almost substitute for an actual coffee table. Worth 2-3 times what I actaully paid!


Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images
Hubble's Universe: Greatest Discoveries and Latest Images
by Terence Dickinson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $35.21
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful new images with fascinating explanations, February 3, 2013
As a lover of astronomy,cosmology,and images of the universe, I expect a lot from these kinds of books. This one did not disappoint and,in fact,exceeded my expectations. One of my favorites!


Inside the Milky Way
Inside the Milky Way
DVD ~ -
Price: $14.96
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great program at an incredible price, October 16, 2011
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This is a great DVD. I thought I was getting the usual 45-50 minute documentary but it is an informative and entertaining 90 minutes-for $12.99. The presenters/commentators were well-chosen and the graphics were well-done. Another great job, National Geographic Channel!


Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle
Far Out: A Space-Time Chronicle
by Michael Benson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $36.59
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Images and information both A+, October 2, 2011
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"Far Out" perfectly combines large, stunning images AND information (essays that open each section) that is up-to-date, relevant and a pleasure to read. I will definitely be checking out similar books by the same author.


What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most
What Becomes a Semi-Legend Most
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic comedy from one of the greats, June 24, 2011
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If you love,or even like Joan Rivers, this CD is worth the price. It is from the early 1980s, when she was still guest-hostin for Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show". It is rather short, at about 35 minutes,but has more laughs per minute than any comedy CD I have ever owned.


Monster Black Holes
Monster Black Holes
DVD ~ National Geographic
Price: $14.56
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Monstrously good DVD, June 24, 2011
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This DVD managed to enthrall both my 6 year old nephew,who became fascinated with black holes after watching the black hole episode of "How the Universe Works",and myself,who watches any program about astronomy/cosmology and usually multiple times. Even when the science was way above his head, the beautifully-rendered CGI kept him enthralled. I was especially interested with the virtual trip inside a supermassive black hole. And,yes,I realize that it would be impossible for that to happen, which was made clear in the program.The discussion of the physics of it kept me as riveted as the graphics.


Hubble's Amazing Universe
Hubble's Amazing Universe
Price: $13.99
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing is right, June 24, 2011
This review is from: Hubble's Amazing Universe (DVD)
I gave this program 4 stars instead of 5 simply because I have not seen it on DVD-only watched it and DVR-ed on NatGeo. However,I have watched it at least once a week since I recorded it. Gorgeous visuals from Hubble and interesting science. Hope it looks as good on the DVD-R from Amazon.
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