Digital Camera Case
"What a wonderful alternative for taking underwater pictures. No need to spend a couple hundred dollars on a underwater housing case or a few hundred for an camera specifically made for underwater. These cases allow you to take beautiful clear pictures using your own digital camera. I needed a waterproof case for my Canon PowerShot SD1100IS and since I already owned a DicaPac for a another brand of camera I knew there would be no other choice for me than the DicaPac brand. This is a terrific way to protect your camera from water, sand and even snow. The optical lens sometimes interferes with the camera's zooms lens, just make sure to hold the lens from the camera's view. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED." ~Zulma
"This little wallet is quite small but holds a lot of stuff. I even kept a few kleenex in with my money and cards. It is very easy to squeeze all the air out because it is made with such soft, rubbery plastic, so no tiresome bobbing to the surface. The attached cord is quite long. On those long snorkeling outtings, I wore it around my waist, pulled the slider snug and tucked it into my bathing suit. I never gave it another thought. Now that's a vacation accessory. I used it scuba diving to ~40' (4 times) and no leaking. One side is clear which came in handy for the times when all I needed to do was show my id (buying me time to dig it out while walking up the pier)." ~Jem
High-Quality, Digital, Point-and-Shoot Camera
"In preparing for a trip to a remote area of East Africa, I needed a camera that would fit in my pocket. I have a nice Canon Rebel with all the lenses, but the fear was that if I packed that in my luggage it would be stolen, and it is too bulky to fit in my very limited carry on bag. I purchased the Canon Powershot in the hopes that it would take reasonable pictures. My expectations were that it would not do as well as what I had come to expect with my full size Canon.
The bottom line was that I was blown away with the picture quality and functionality of the camera. I was shocked at the brilliance, contrast and sharpness of the images. I took several thousand pictures on the trip and did not get one bad shot. Very rarely have I been as pleased with a product as I am with this one. It gets my enthusiastic recommendation!" ~P. McWhorter
For Grey's Anatomy and Doogie Howser, M.D.
Kid Docs is an experimental new program that trains young children to become doctors. Currently, 165 children, ages two to fourteen, are enrolled in the program. When they are ten years old, Kid Docs begin working in the hospital, using their skills on real patients.
Kid Docs tells the story of ten-year-old Doctor Connor Hansen's first days as an emergency room doctor. Connor experiences his first pangs of love (toward eleven-year-old obstetrician, Cassie), deals with his moody older brother (a fourteen-year-old heart surgeon), and tries to figure out why his friendship with ten-year-old ER doctor, Hannah, has suddenly changed. At the same time, Connor learns to save lives and discovers that some lives cannot be saved.
|Guide to Day
Hikes In and Around Los Angeles
"As a native Angeleno and a person who enjoys hiking, I thought I knew of a lot of the hikes in and around Los Angeles. After finding this book, I realized how wrong I was. I bought it and am slowly moving through each hike, which may take a life time. Really informative and handy. A must have. A whole new Los Angeles will open up to anyone who wants to explore the natural beauty that still exists in and around L.A. It's great beecaus, as the title says, they're day hikes." ~Brian
|Walking Guide to
the Historic Staircases of Los Angeles
"What a wonderful book! Not only has it kickstarted my springtime outdoor exercise routine, but in the three walks I've done so far, it's already taken me to parts of my very own neighborhood that I've never seen before. Many of the staircases featured in the book are historical landmarks, and feature some truly beautiful construction. But it's not just the stairs that make these described urban hikes enjoyable, it's also the writer's knack for pointing out the architectural and environmental curiosities on each walk. Strolling the quiet residential streets, I've found myself chatting and sharing portions of the hike with friendly neighborhood residents, a wayward group of German tourists, and some garrulous joggers. Walking for leisure, it seems, really makes LA seem like a community in a way it never will if only viewed rushing past your windshield. I can't wait to do the rest of the hikes in the book! " ~J. Barbee
|Fascinating Novel for
Sixteen-year-old Jessica Rainville’s dream of working with exotic animals is about to come true. She’s signed up to spend a summer learning to train and care for tigers, lions, leopards, bears, and elephants at an exotic animal ranch. She will pet tigers, train grizzly bears, and ride bareback on elephants. But the experience will test her in ways that she never imagined. And just one mistake can mean the difference between life and death.
"The author's experience with animal training is clearly firsthand, lending realism to her descriptions of the main character's tentative first interactions with bears, tigers, and other beasts that most sane people would only approach from behind a three-inch pane of glass. I was propelled through the book by the risk and wonder of interacting with wild creatures. " ~Pierre
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