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Swingline SC170 Strip-Cut Shredder, 12 sheets, 1 User (1757250)
Swingline SC170 Strip-Cut Shredder, 12 sheets, 1 User (1757250)
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Price: $116.99
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1.0 out of 5 stars terrible!, September 2, 2013
This is the worst shredder I've ever had the misfortunate of buying or working with.
The design is poor; the on/off safety switch inside the housing is mounted right above
the shredding wheels which are themselves very close to one another within the housing,
with too narrow of a space between them. The result is that the user can only shred one
piece of paper at a time due to the narrow space between the shredding wheels, and if the
shredded paper does not come in perfectly straight, the shredded pieces will scrunch up
like an accordion and back up, turning the shredder off and necessitating a horrible
job of picking out the accordion-like paper shreds with a letter cutter to get in there
and pry them out. A person can only shred about 10 pieces of paper before it jams up again
and again. This is junk - due to the design of it.


Montana: East of the Mountains - Volume 1
Montana: East of the Mountains - Volume 1
by Rick and Susie Graetz
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars an excellent coffee table book of an incredible place, January 7, 2012
The photos are outstanding. The Graetzes are able to get to a lot of places that are beautiful and way off the beaten path. The accompanying texts are excellent, and describe the various locations with history and colorful stories that only the locals in those locations know. Every one of the Graetzes' Montana books that I have are great. This one, Montana East of the Mountains Vol. 2, and Missouri & Musselshell Rivers are my favorites, but all of them are great. Of any Montana or Saskatchewan travel pictorial book that I've seen so far, the Graetzes' photos have come the closest to being able to truly convey these awe-inspiring big sky vistas and feeling.


Montana's Missouri & Musselshell Rivers
Montana's Missouri & Musselshell Rivers
by Rick Graetz
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent coffee table book of an incredible place, January 7, 2012
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The photos are outstanding. The Graetzes are able to get to a lot of places that are beautiful and way off the beaten path. The accompanying texts are excellent, and describe the various locations with history and colorful stories that only the locals in those locations know. Every one of the Graetzes' Montana books that I have are great. This one and Eastern Montana Vols. 1 and 2 are my favorites, but all of them are great. Of any Montana or Saskatchewan travel pictorial book that I've seen, the Graetzes' photos come the closest to being able to fully convey these awe-inspiring big sky vistas and feeling.


Prairie: Images of Ground and Sky
Prairie: Images of Ground and Sky
by Terry Evans
Edition: Hardcover
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1.0 out of 5 stars utterly disappointing, January 7, 2012
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If Ms. Evans is a world-class photographer then respectfully I don't see how. The book has lots of close-up photos of small chunks of several species of grass. Close-up photos of very small chunks of grey clouds, with no visible connection in the photos to the prairie. Seriously. Only three or four photos, incl. the cover photo really convey any feeling at all of the prairie. Overly intellectual text and presentation, utterly disappointing. Wish I hadn't bought it.


Lost in Iceland
Lost in Iceland
by Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars like Iceland itself - expensive but worth shelling out the cash for, October 19, 2011
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The book has a lot of really sweet landscape photography in it. I've been to Iceland once, and I will tell you: there is practically no way that you'll be able to take as many really good pictures, and in as many different very inaccessible places, as the photographer did here. The text complements the pictures really well also. The photos and text are both by Icelanders and it sort of shows - their connection to the landscapes of their country shows through. A really cool book. I almost backed away at the price, but I am glad that I didn't. It's one of the travel-photography coffee-table books I look through the most often, and I have a good five or six dozen of them in my collection.


Tibet
Tibet
by John Keay
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply incredible, May 23, 2010
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The other reviewers here can write better than I can. I got this book based on their reviews mainly.
The photographer is an extremely strong outdoorsman and trekker just to be able to get to these places
in the mid-1980's that he got to and succeed at taking any sort of decent pictures, let alone pictures
of the quality he has taken. This makes what he did here even more amazing.

Every picture jumps out at you. Most of them left me spellbound at just how amazing our world is. You
see several different weather patterns at once in one picture, far-lost remains of kingdoms and cultures
so remote and distant in time from our own as to seem almost alien, and these super-size landscapes,
terrible and majestic in their beauty.

To top it off, the photographer has a way of setting up pictures of natural features in Tibet that are sacred
to Buddhism and Hinduism, but doing it in such a way that it makes sense to the observer why those who practice
those religions would hold these places sacred. Difficult to explain but it really truly comes through.


Le Quebec, 40 Sites Incontournables
Le Quebec, 40 Sites Incontournables
by Henri Dorion
Edition: Hardcover
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4.0 out of 5 stars 40 unforgettable places in quebec, January 24, 2009
The name pretty much says it all. It's pictures and text about 40 places in Quebec that are either beautiful or are typical of the province in some way. They chose well: most all of the places are just plain very nice. I had never heard of most of the 40 in the book; many are off the beaten path - but that's why you get a book like this, isn't it? I especially liked the pieces on Tadoussac, les Eboulements, and l'Ile Verte. Oh yeah - not a single word of it is in English.


Gerry Spence's Wyoming: The Landscape
Gerry Spence's Wyoming: The Landscape
by Gerry Spence
Edition: Hardcover
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars it's OK but only OK, February 15, 2008
When I saw that Gerry Spence had a book of his favorite photographs of Wyoming that he made, I thought, "man this is gonna be great. It's Wyoming, which is a place like no other, and it's Gerry Spence, a man like no other."

I have to give him respect, he has talent in photography. It looks like he's studied Ansel Adams quite a bit and he has similar equipment. You do have to sit out in the elements quite a long while to get a good shot, which bespeaks his endurance and willingness to do the best job he can when it's his name behind it. That's pretty seldom nowdays, which I respect. He has an eye for the right shot as well, which says he's a man of the outdoors who has practiced a lot.

I thought his poetry sounded too much like what you'd say in a final argument at a jury trial. That works incredibly well - a fellow attorney, I wish I were as fluid with words and spoken imagery as he is - but as "poetry" it's out of place here I think, because you can still feel the litigious "feel" of what the poetry is. Nature doesn't know plaintiff and defendant, even if the defendants are S.O.B.'s as they usually are.

There are also too many of the same types of images. He'll have a great image here or there - there's a picture of a colony of quaking-aspen that's just great, but there are many other pictures of the same sort of subject matter, trees crest in snow under a sunny winter sky.

It's Gerry Spence here. Pure and simple - with some strengths that you wouldn't have thought he had, but with some choices that I wouldn't've made myself which take away from the effect that he's trying to present to you, the reader who's not from Wyoming and hasn't experienced what he's experienced in his life. I can see what the effect is that he's aiming at but it's too personalized to the guy that took the pictures and wrote the text. That's how I'd say it. He has some moments of greatness in it though - that's why I give it 3 stars. It wasn't what I'd have thought it would have been at all, but then again, that doesn't mean that it wouldn't be somebody else's thing completely.


Paris In 500 Photos
Paris In 500 Photos
by Maurice Subervie
Edition: Paperback
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those who love Paris, a must-buy, September 15, 2007
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I bought this book for $50 simply on the strength of reviews. They're right. Although it's only in paperback - a bad decision by the publisher -the photos are absolutely amazing. The coolest thing about it is that you can tell that the photographer's a Parisian, almost all the photos are of kind of nooks and crannies of Paris and Parisian people; they look like the sorts of sights that only come into view once you've lived a long time there. That's what makes this book so cool though - the photographer has a tremendous eye and feel for the "Frenchness" and "Parisian-ness" that makes Paris arguably the most beautiful city in the world. An absolutely great book!


Somethin' Stupid
Somethin' Stupid
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5.0 out of 5 stars a pleasant sigh...... it's magical!, February 23, 2007
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This rating is for the Americans looking at this rating: Somethin' Stupid is a single from Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman (yeah, that's not a typo - Nicole Kidman!) that was #1 in Europe in 2002 - just, there was something going on with copyright laws or politics or both, and it never got onto the American market. It's a remake of Frank and Nancy (his daughter) Sinatra's hit in 1970 - but it's way better than Frank and Nancy's was, which itself was good - I've heard it many times.

This is one of the most romatic singles (track 1, mind you) that there is.

It's magical. All I have to say.


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