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In This Issue:

Carved Splendor
Antiquity and Photography
The Past from Above
Meals and Recipes from Ancient Greece
My Travels with Clara
Strong Stuff

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Carved Splendor:
Late Gothic Altarpieces in Southern Germany, Austria,
and South Tirol
Rainer Kahsnitz
Carved Splendor

"Rarely does one see a book of such stark, moving beauty."

"This sumptuous slipcased edition. . . bursts with sharply focused full-color plates that capture the range of expressive forms in 22 elaborately carved winged altarpieces dating from 1460 to 1525. . . . [This] book will likely be the last word on altarpieces of the period and region for decades."
Library Journal

"If you're feeling flush, wow someone with Carved Splendor."
Orlando Sentinel

List price $150.00, discount price $90.00

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Antiquity and Photography:
Early Views of Ancient Mediterranean Sites
Claire L. Lyons, John K. Papadopoulos, Lindsey S. Stewart, and Andrew Szegedy-Maszak
Antiquity and Photography

"The design is exquisite, the essays are illuminating, and the photos are unfailingly sharp. Highly recommended."
Library Journal

"Antiquity & Photography is a large-format book richly produced with subtle but strong reproductions and will fascinate anyone interested in either the history of photography or the rise of the Mediterranean cultures."
The Bloomsbury Review

"The true value of this book is in the photographs themselves. . . a book that is sure to fascinate professional and amateurs alike."
Bryn Mawr Classical Review

List price $65.00, discount price $39.00

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The Past from Above:
Aerial Photographs of Archaeological Sites
Introduction by Charlotte Trümpler
Photographs by Georg Gerster
The Past from Above

"Visually stunning and intellectually stimulating."
Bryn Mawr Classical Review

"A sumptuous collection of shots of Roman amphitheatres, Greek temples, ancient ports and pyramids, and Asiatic temples and stupas taken over the course of 40 years by Georg Gerster."
Wall Street Journal

"Places we've seen a thousand times in pictures from ground level take on a whole new meaning."
Smithsonian Magazine

"Smart, lavish-looking treat for every fancier of history, archaeology, and photography."

List price $39.95, discount price $23.97

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Meals and Recipes from Ancient Greece
Eugenia Salza Prina Ricotti
Meals and Recipes from Ancient Greece

The delights of food, wine, and conviviality that were important aspects of meals in ancient Greece are featured in this presentation of fifty-six recipes.

List price $24.95, discount price $14.97

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F O R   K I D S   O F   A L L   A G E S

My Travels with Clara
Mary Tavener Holmes
Illustrated by Jon Cannell

"This charming picture book captures the childhood feeling of awe during that maiden voyage to the zoo and the realization that there are creatures larger than we are. . . . This brief journey back in time brings a present-day immediacy to the feeling of wonder that animals inspire in us all."

Honorable Mention, 2008 AAM Museum Publications Design Competition

Bronze medalist in 2007 Moonbeam Childrens Book Awards for Non-Fiction Picture Book

iParenting Media Awards Outstanding Product of 2007

List price $17.95, discount price $10.77

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My Travels with Clara
Strong Stuff:
Herakles and His Labors
John Harris
Illustrated by Gary Baseman

"Exuberant volume. . . full of wonderful, irreverent painted illustrations. . . . This is a very clear, funny and thorough telling of Herakles labours, greatly aided by the bright and wacky creatures conjured up by [Baseman]. . . . A good read and wonderful introduction to this story for the young and for those of us who mourn the day when we outgrew illustrated books."
Journal of Classics Teaching

"This simplified version of the 12 labors of Hercules (Herakles as the Greeks called him) will delight young children. . . a fun look at an ancient hero."
School Library Journal

"This fresh, funny rendition definitely blows the dust off the old tales, while staying surprisingly close to traditional versions."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

List price $16.95, discount price $10.17

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Strong Stuff

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