Digital Photography Review has published a couple more of their Holiday Camera Group Tests: Ultra Compact Cameras and Premium Compact Cameras. If you're looking for holiday gifts, or just a new camera for yourself, check them out. When they finish all their tests, I'll run their picks for the best of each category.
A couple of photographers whose images were featured in Focus on Photography have published books that you should be aware of. First is Tim Flach, who was the career profile for the animals chapter. His book is called Equus, and it features a wide variety of images of horses, from all angles, points of view, and stages of life. From the studio to wilderness locations, Flach covers every imaginable aspect of horses. This is a beautiful book and well worth looking at.
Second is Dan Burkholder, who provided the title page photo in Focus on Photography and a few other images. The title page image was part of his series of post-Katrina New Orleans photographs and his book is that series. It's called The Color of Loss. This work is hauntingly bittersweet and beautiful, and showcases the capabilites of digital photography. Burkholder is a great photographer and this is a wonderful chance to see images that push the boundaries of documentary and fine art photography. Check it out.