April 01, 2020
5.0 X 7.7 X 2.0 inches | 2.1 pounds
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About the Author
Karla Zimmerman is a travel writer for newspapers, books, magazines, and websites, and has contributed to National Geographic Traveler, The Chicago Tribune, and Time Out Chicago, among many others. She has covered destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and the South. A life-long Midwesterner, Karla has been based in Chicago for the past nineteen years.
Greg Ward is a pioneer in HDRI, having developed the first widely used HDR image file format in 1986 as part of the Radiance lighting simulation system. In 1998 he introduced the more advanced LogLuv TIFF encoding and more recently the backwards-compatible HDR extension to JPEG. He is also the author of the Mac OS X application Photosphere, which provides advanced HDR assembly and cataloging and is freely available from www.anyhere.com. Currently he is collaborating with Sunnybrook Technologies on their HDR display systems. Greg has worked as a part of the computer graphics research community for over 20 years, developing rendering algorithms, reflectance models and measurement systems, tone reproduction operators, image processing techniques, and photo printer calibration methods. His past employers include the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, EPFL Switzerland, SGI, Shutterfly, and Exponent. He holds a bachelor's degree in physics from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in computer science from San Francisco State University. He is currently working as an independent consultant in Albany, California.
Mara Vorhees is a travel writer with an expertise in Russia, New England, and Central America. She has written or contributed to more than 40 guidebook editions, published by Lonely Planet.
Mark Baker has always been fascinated by wood. His father was a carpenter and joiner and, on leaving school, Mark served a five-year apprenticeship working for a local building firm, which included restoration work. Mark has also helped set up an industrial workshop for autistic adults and he has worked for some of the major manufacturers of woodturning tools in the UK. He is now the editor of Woodturning magazine and the group editor of all GMC Publications woodworking magazines. Previous books include Woodturning Projects: A Workshop Guide to Shapes, Wood for Woodturners and Wood Turning: A Craftman's Guide, all published by GMC Publications.
Greg Benchwick is an internationally acclaimed travel writer. His work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Lonely Planet and more. When he's not adventuring around the globe - or making up stories about passenger pigeons - Greg writes speeches and supports communications for the United Nations on conservation, education and climate change. In his free time, Greg adventures around the American West with his nine-year-old daughter and their 100-pound Newfoundland.