Conspiracy, Cover-Up, and the Deceitful Case for the Atom Bomb
For those involved, the Manhattan Project was justified by the belief that Nazi Germany was close to developing its own atom bomb. Drawing on recently declassified documents in Britain, the USA, Russia and Germany, this book reveals that British intelligence knew this was untrue, but did not tell the Americans; and suggests that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were bombed not to defeat Japan but to threaten Russia.
Lessons in Landscape
80 Techniques for Taking Better Photographs
Based on many years’ experience in the field, this practical guide offers advice on equipment, how to establish a sound technique, composing an image, using light, and improving the final results. It explains these principles using 80 of the author’s own photographs of varied landscapes from Cumbria to Utah, breaking down each into its elements to demonstrate shutter speeds, exposures, depth of field, and the use of filters.
Views Across the Landscape
An Essential Guide to Landscape Photography
A specialist in producing large-format and panoramic views of the British Isles, Peter Watson explains the secrets behind over 90 of his photographs. The practical advice on equipment, light, locations, composition and technique is suitable for all levels of ability.
Composition in the Landscape
An Inspirational and Technical Guide for Photographers
With example photographs including the beauty spots of the British Isles and the canyons of Utah and Arizona, this manual explores camera technique as well as compositional considerations, and includes a technical breakdown of all the images used.
Reading the Landscape
An Inspirational and Instructional Guide to Landscape Photography
In addition to the technical details of how each of the landscape photographs in this book was achieved, Peter Watson records the time he spent, once in position, waiting for the perfect light; often several hours. Watson uses large-format (4x5in) cameras and outlines his meticulous approach, exploring different landscape environments from rivers and woodland to mountains and coastlines, and describing how he sets about creating his compositions and controlling the light to realize his vision.