Pencil drawing is a fundamental topic in art instruction and a good starting point for any artist, whether a novice or a master. In Drawing: Dogs & Puppies, artists will learn everything they need to know for achieving realistic pet portraits in pencil, while intermediate artists will have an opportunity to brush up on key pencil-drawing skills. Along the way, artists will also learn valuable information about planning a drawing; working from photographs; mastering perspective; and rendering a range of textures, including short fur, long fur, curly fur, noses, and much more. The book opens with an introduction to the basic drawing tools and materials, including pencils, erasers, supports, and blending tools. From choosing the right drawing paper to learning how to handle the pencil to mastering basic pencil strokes, Drawing: Dogs & Puppies features valuable information for learning to draw a variety of canine companions in graphite pencil, including a pug, a golden retriever, a Great Dane, and more step by step. With expert instruction, a breadth of subject matter, helpful tips, and inspirational artwork, Drawing: Dogs & Puppies is the perfect addition to any dog-loving artist's reference library.
Retirement doesn't suit John Rebus. He wasn't made for hobbies, holidays or home improvements. Being a cop is in his blood. So when DI Siobhan Clarke asks for his help on a case, Rebus doesn't need long to consider his options. Clarke's been investigating the death of a senior lawyer whose body was found along with a threatening note. On the other side of Edinburgh, Big Ger Cafferty - Rebus's long-time nemesis - has received an identical note and a bullet through his window. Now it's up to Clarke and Rebus to connect the dots and stop a killer. Even Dogs in the Wild brings back Ian Rankin's greatest characters in a story exploring the darkest corners of our instincts and desires.
When a devastating flood wrecks her hometown on the California coast, Koko, the savvy Australian shepherd, and her dog friends are moved temporarily out of harm's way to the Colorado mountains. But are they really out of harm's way in a land where human intrigue and hunger for land and power threaten their former town and treasured dog park. Join Koko as, inspired by the hard-working mountain dogs she encounters, she sniffs out a greedy developer's plot to take advantage of the havoc caused by climate change.
While significant research has been produced in the field of disability studies, little attention has been paid to experiences of chronic illness. Working Bodies emphasizes the workplace as an important site for understanding such experiences, as employment status has an enormous impact on social and economic standing in Canadian society. The essays in this collection examine the perspectives of both workers and employers, painting a disturbing picture of the challenges that people with chronic illness face in an already demanding labour market. The focus on the Canadian workplace allows for an in-depth understanding of this context and for meaningful comparisons between populations and across workplace environments. Contributors include scholars and practitioners in disability studies, health sciences, geography, occupational therapy, sociology, and labour relations, their expert knowledge ranging from the imperatives of employers, to lived experiences of chronic illness, to the application of workplace policy. By combining research-based chapters with personal reflections on work and chronic illness, Working Bodies grounds itself in existing scholarship while opening up new avenues of discussion. Contributors include Terri Aversa, Andrea Black, Keri Cameron (McMaster University), Nicolette Carlan (University of Waterloo), Vera Chouinard (McMaster University), Valorie A, Crooks (Simon Fraser University), Julie Devaney, Le-Ann Dolan, Adam Gilgoff, Nancy Hutchinson (Queen's University), Vicki Kristman (Lakehead University), Terry Krupa (Queen's University), Rosemary Lysaght (Queen's University), Margaret Oldfield (University of Toronto), Michelle Owen (University of Winnipeg), Melissa Popiel, Wendy Porch, William S. Shaw (University of Massachusetts), Corinne Stevens, Iffath Syed (York University), Joan Versnel (Dalhousie University), and Kelly Williams-Whitt (University of Lethbridge).
"From whiskers and withers to muzzles and puggles, there's so much to know about dogs! Show Me Dogs has more than 100 facts and definitions about our furry four-legged friends."