REVIEW: “The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique – The 12-Step Acting Technique That Will Take You from Script to a Living, Breathing, Dynamic Character” by Ivana Chubbuck

The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique – The 12-Step Acting Technique That Will Take You from Script to a Living, Breathing, Dynamic Character, by Ivana Chubbuck Avery, 978-1592401536 Copyright August 2005, Paperback, 400 Pages The Power of the Actor is an absolutely divine text explicating the magnificent Chubbuck Technique. This utterly educational reference is a godsend…

REVIEW: “The Political System of Brazil” by Dana de la Fontaine, Thomas Stehnken

The Political System of Brazil, by Dana de la Fontaine, Thomas Stehnken Springer, ISBN: 978-3642400223 Copyright October 2015, Hardcover, 419 Pages The Political System of Brazil is incontestably intellectually-stimulating. The book very methodically and logically examines the Brazilian political system in its historical, political and socio-economic contexts. Customary of titles published by Springer, this book is unsurprisingly excellently…

REVIEW: “A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel” by Kim Kight

A Field Guide to Fabric Design: Design, Print & Sell Your Own Fabric; Traditional & Digital Techniques; For Quilting, Home Dec & Apparel, by Kim Kight C&T Publishing, ISBN: 978-1607053552 Copyright November 2011, Paperback, 160 Pages This book offers a marvelous and compact crash course to the discipline of fabric design. Perfect for beginner and aspiring fabric designers,…

REVIEW: “The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, 15 Anniversary Edition: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread” by Peter Reinhart

The Bread Baker’s Apprentice, 15 Anniversary Edition: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread, by Peter Reinhart Ten Speed Press, ISBN: 978-1607748656 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 336 Pages The Bread Baker’s Apprentice makes a perfect gift for the serious baker. Immensely instructive and practically methodical, this book is an authoritative guide to bread baking. Lucidly written and easily understandable,…

REVIEW: “Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California” by Noah Siegel, Christian Schwarz

Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California, by Noah Siegel, Christian Schwarz Ten Speed Press, ISBN: 978-1607748175 Copyright August 2016, Paperback, 608 Pages This is a decisively extraordinary and authoritative reference to mushroom identification in the region of the Redwood Coast. Unparalleled in quality, and coupled with exceptional comprehensiveness and…

REVIEW: “Wildflowers of New England: Timber Press Field Guide (A Timber Press Field Guide)” by Ted Elliman, New England Wild Flower Society

Wildflowers of New England: Timber Press Field Guide (A Timber Press Field Guide), by Ted Elliman, New England Wild Flower Society Timber Press, ISBN: 978-1604694642 Copyright February 2016, Flexibound, 448 Pages Wildflowers of New England is the ultimate field guide to wildflower identification in New England. Filled with incredibly gorgeous photography, the book is not only exceedingly visually…

REVIEW: “Perfumes: The Guide” by Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez

Perfumes: The Guide, by Luca Turin, Tania Sanchez Viking Books, Copyright April 2008, Hardcover, 362 Pages Perfumes is a primarily valuable and practical book for the budding perfumista looking to venture into the richly sensorial world of perfumery. Predominantly informational, the book could be a great starting point for aspiring fragrance writers and even perfumers. The abundance of…

REVIEW: “Food Law and Regulation for Non-Lawyers: A US Perspective” (Food Science Text Series) by Marc Sanchez

Food Law and Regulation for Non-Lawyers: A US Perspective (Food Science Text Series), by Marc Sanchez Springer, ISBN: 978-3319124711 Copyright December 2014, Hardcover, 241 Pages Food Law and Regulation for Non-Lawyers is a phenomenal textbook introducing students to the fundamentals of U.S. food law, its associated legislations and local enforcement agencies. Its contents is aptly and functionally structured…

REVIEW: “Introduction to Law” by Jaap Hage, Bram Akkermans

Introduction to Law, by Jaap Hage, Bram Akkermans Springer, ISBN: 978-3319069098 Copyright August 2014, Hardcover, 344 Pages Introduction to Law is a content-rich, very meticulously-organized and practically-structured textbook optimized to present complex information in highly-segmented, concise and accessible morsels. The text qualifies as a compelling educational tool, as it satisfactorily delivers upon its proposition of introducing students to…