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Chas Addams 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Chas Addams Mini Wall Calendar: This mini calendar—a bit small for Lurch, perhaps, but just right for Thing—lets you join the Addams Family for a year of mordantly amusing Halloweens. Twelve images with a whiff of arsenic and musty hallways appear in this droll calendar.

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Bob Marley 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Bob Marley Mini Wall Calendar: From humble Jamaican beginnings, Bob Marley rose to the heights of stardom, giving the world brilliant and evocative music that remains timeless and universal today. This small calendar features a dozen photographs of Marley that help keep his hugely inspiring message alive.

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Dharma Diary 2009 Softcover Engagement Calendar

Dharma Diary Engagement Calendar: Bring the Buddha’s teachings into your everyday life with this unique engagement calendar. This year’s theme, the Heart Sutra, features writings by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa, Thich Nhat Hanh, and other prominent Buddhist scholars, illustrated by more than fifty color images. Other features include space for recording your daily and weekly dharma practice, an international directory of Buddhist organizations, weekly grids for 2009 that note sacred days in various Buddhist traditions, and yearly grids for 2009 and 2010.

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Group of Seven 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Group of Seven Mini Wall Calendar: Colorful and compact, this Group of Seven mini calendar is perfect for enlivening the odd corner of your home or office. This calendar is English/French bilingual.

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Herbal Journal 2009 Softcover Engagement Calendar

Herbal Journal Engagement Calendar: The Herbal Journal is a useful weekly planner for herbalists, nutritionists, botanists, and anyone curious about medicinal use of plants. It presents recipes for healing foods and herbal treatments; tips on wild herb identification; biodynamic planting and harvesting schedules; and herb folklore and traditions. Notes and essays by healers, ethnobotanists, and folklorists from around the world are augmented by fifty-three color photographs, illustrations, and botanical drawings.

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Canadian Art 2009 Wall Calendar

Canadian Art Wall Calendar: The McMichael Canadian Art Collection houses one of the world’s largest permanent displays of works by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, and by First Nations, Inuit, and other contemporary artists. Selected from this impressive collection, the twelve images in this calendar celebrate the diversity and vigor of Canadian art.

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First Nations Aboriginal Art of Canada 2009 Wall Calendar

First Nations Aboriginal Art of Canada Wall Calendar: Canada's First Nations artists produce stunning, vibrant works often inspired by their legends, their cultural identity, and their traditional ways of life. Working in a variety of styles and techniques, some artists have also borrowed elements from Western tradition such as cubism or abstract expressionism. The twelve paintings in this calendar exemplify the uniqueness and diversity of contemporary First Nations art.

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Edward Gorey Neglected Murderesses 2009 Wall Calendar

Edward Gorey Neglected Murderesses Wall Calendar: Christened Angelica Transome, in a village infelicitously named Nether Postlude, a girl might be tempted to behave ghoulishly. And having misbehaved, might she not think herself deserving of a headline or two, possibly a mini-series, if only after the hangman had got her? But no. This calendar features a dozen illustrations of Neglected Murderesses by Edward Gorey.

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Edward Gorey Story for Sara 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Edward Gorey Story for Sara Mini Wall Calendar: This mini wall calendar features the "Story for Sara: What Happened to a Little Girl," by French writer and humorist Alphonse Allais translated into English and brought to life by the distinctive drawings of Edward Gorey.

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Fairies 2009 Wall Calendar

Fairies Wall Calendar: From the nymphs and dryads of classical mythology through the jinn, or genies, of Arabian lore to the elves, pixies, and other tiny beings beloved in Western societies--fairies have captivated the human imagination for centuries. Inspired by a wealth of fairy lore and literature, artists have long delighted in depicting the magical folk. This calendar presents twelve charming illustrations by Michael Hague, from his Book of Fairies and Book of Fairy Poetry (both published by HarperCollins) and from Kathleen Hague's Good Night, Fairies (Chronicle Books). Each image is accompanied by a brief excerpt or poem.

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Edward Gorey Postcards 2009 Softcover Engagement Calendar

Edward Gorey Postcards Engagement Calendar: Murder, mayhem, and unfortunate innocents meeting mysterious ends—dark deeds lurk in almost every crepuscular corner of Edward Gorey's works. The 26 postcard images in this planner include 13 drawings selected from among Gorey's illustrated books. Also includes a weekly engagement calendar, a page for notes, and a personal information page.

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Georgia O'Keeffe 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Georgia O'Keeffe Engagement Calendar: Beauty and utility go hand and hand in this engagement calendar, which captures the many nuances of O'Keeffe's talent. The calendar also features a brief essay about O'Keeffe, lists of international holidays and international calling codes/time differences, pages for notes, and a personal information page.

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Georgia O'Keeffe 2009 Wall Calendar

Georgia O'Keeffe Wall Calendar: By fusing the flatter surfaces prized by modernist painters with the close-up perspectives found in photographic images, O'Keeffe revolutionized the floral still-life genre. Though her images included the occasional blossoming branch or pair of flowers, her specialty was the single bloom, approached so closely that it begins to dissolve into light and shade, curve and plane.

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Georgia O'Keeffe 2009 Mini Wall Calendar

Georgia O'Keeffe Mini Wall Calendar: Over the course of her career, O'Keeffe had many influences, from symbolism to Japanese aesthetic theory to photography. But she always returned to painting flowers and wide open spaces. The twelve images in this small, handy calendar beautifully exemplify her unique visual language.

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Classic Jazz 2009 Wall Calendar

Classic Jazz Wall Calendar: Embodying America’s motto E pluribus unum (“From many, one”), jazz music was born from the jostling of the young country’s immigrant cultures, each with its own musical traditions. Photographer Chuck Stewart has captured the country’s top jazz musicians on film for more than four decades, illuminating the music’s heart and soul. This calendar presents twelve Stewart portraits of jazz greats.

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Busy Parent's Planner 2009 Planner

Busy Parent's Planner Planner: The Busy Parent�s Planner is a godsend for the harried mom or dad struggling to manage a chaotic list of personal and family commitments. By keeping the schedules for you and your children all in one place, it helps you strategize your plan du jour and gives you more worry-free time to relax. Includes weekly and monthly schedule grids for 2009; yearly grids for 2009 and 2010; spaces to record important contact information (for doctors, babysitters, etc.); spaces for noting errands/chores to do and promises to keep; and weekly quotes providing lighthearted food for parental thought.

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Albert Einstein 2009 Wall Calendar

Albert Einstein Wall Calendar: Albert Einstein (American, b. Germany, 1879-1955) changed the way we see the universe with his profound advancements in physics—from the groundbreaking theory of relativity to his work in quantum mechanics and gravitation. Yet Einstein was equally treasured for his persona; his unruly hair and twinkling eyes made physics look like fun, inspiring students worldwide to follow their curiosity about the physical world and perhaps make the next great discovery. This calendar presents twelve classic photographs of Einstein, each accompanied by one of his sage pronouncements on human existence.

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Norman Rockwell 2009 Wall Calendar

Few artists have captured American life with as much charm and wit as Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). In 1916 he sold his first illustration to The Saturday Evening Post, beginning a fruitful association that yielded more than three hundred classic magazine illustrations. Here are twelve of those images.

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Hokusai 2009 Wall Calendar

Hokusai Wall Calendar: Author of thirty thousand drawings and illustrator of five hundred books, the great Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) created a vast image library that encapsulates early modern Japan. “The old man mad about drawing,” as he called himself, absorbed details of atmosphere, perspective, and coloration from Dutch prints, then translated them into his distinctively Japanese idiom.

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Japanese Woodblock Prints 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Japanese Woodblock Prints Engagement Calendar: During Japan's Edo period (1603-1868), master printmakers Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai created marvelously detailed woodcuts infused with a poetic reverence for natural beauty. This calendar's thirty-two images reproduce selections from these great artists' best-known series. Also included are fifty-four weekly grids, twelve full-page monthly grids, lists of international holidays and international calling codes/time differences, double-page spreads of 2009 and 2010 yearly grids, pages for notes, and a personal information page.

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Claude Monet 2009 Wall Calendar

Claude Monet Wall Calendar: When Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926) exhibited his painting Impression: Sunrise at a Paris group exhibition in 1874, one art critic sarcastically coined the term impressionists for the whole group. The label stuck, as Monet and his fellow impressionists spawned one of the most famous and influential movements in art history. Here are twelve exquisite Monet paintings from the National Gallery.

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Impressionism 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Impressionism Engagement Calendar: An audacious venture known today as impressionism overturned the established practices and standards dominating French art in the mid-nineteenth century. In exploring new forms of expression, these artists started down the road to modern art. This calendar reproduces thirty-two works by famed impressionists Renoir, Monet, Pissarro, Van Gogh, Degas, Manet, Cassatt, Gauguin, Morisot, and Sisley. Also included are a brief essay about impressionism, lists of international holidays and international calling codes/time differences, pages for notes, and a personal information page.

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Norman Rockwell 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Norman Rockwell Engagement Calendar: The friendly small-town nation Norman Rockwell celebrated in his art was one he helped to define: tens of millions of Saturday Evening Post readers saw Rockwell’s art and thought: “That’s us.” This calendar presents thirty-two of his most famous Post images. Also included are a brief essay about Rockwell, lists of international holidays and international calling codes/time differences, pages for notes, and a personal information page.

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Group of Seven 2009 Hardcover Engagement Calendar

Group of Seven Engagement Calendar: In 1920, a handful of Canadian artists inspired by Tom Thomson founded the Group of Seven to advance a national art reflecting the grandeur of Canada's magnificent landscape. Their success is evident in the thirty-two stunning paintings reproduced in this calendar. Also included: lists of international holidays and international calling codes/time differences, and pages for notes. This calendar is English/French bilingual.

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Jewish Woman's Weekly Planner 2009 Softcover Engagement Calendar

Jewish Woman's Weekly Planner Engagement Calendar: This bright, upbeat Jewish calendar/planner is packed with delicious kosher recipes for Sabbath meals and holiday celebrations, meal-planning shopping lists, and organizational and inspirational tips, all supplied on perforated pages that can be detached and kept for future reference. Herself an Orthodox Jew, author Devorah Rosen Goldman prepares a kosher Sabbath meal for friends and family each week; here she shares her secrets and insights for inspired Jewish living. Includes Jewish holidays, days of the Jewish year, and candlelighting times.

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Do It Later! 2009 Planner

Do It Later! Planner: Back for its fourth year, this immensely popular organizational calendar is designed for the professional procrastinator. Along with ample room to note appointments, each week’s calendar grid offers procrastinator wisdom and tips (such as “Don’t sweat the small stuff-just don’t do any of it”); wry quotes; an organizational section for prioritizing your delay tactics; and generous space for doodling. Sprinkled throughout are lists of things to do (or not), such as “Things you’d like to tell your most annoying neighbor” and “Things you would do if elected president,” along with entertaining diversions, just-in-time survival tactics, and more. Also includes full-year 2009 and 2010 spreads.

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