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Empty Hands, Open Arms is about community conservation in the Congo to protect the rainforest and the bonobo, a matriarchal great ape.
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    You receive your choice of 1 photographic print from my travels. The size will be approximately 10x10, depending on the shape of the photo. See photos here: http://500px.com/DeniBechard/sets/congo_faces

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    Your name will be included in the acknowledgments of the book, and you receive your choice of 1 photographic print from my travels. The size will be approximately 10x10, depending on the shape of the photo. See photos here: http://500px.com/DeniBechard/sets/congo_faces

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    Your name will be included in the acknowledgments of the book, and you will receive an autographed first edition hardback copy of the book. (The mention in the acknowledgments is for US and English Canadian editions, for at least the first 5 printings. In the US, the book is forthcoming with Milkweed Editions.)

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    Your name will be included in the acknowledgments of the book, and you will receive an autographed first edition hardback copy of the book. You will also receive your choice of 1 photographic print from my travels. The size will be approximately 10x10, depending on the shape of the photo. See photos here: http://500px.com/DeniBechard/sets/congo_faces
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    Your name will be included in the acknowledgments of the book, and you will receive an autographed first edition hardback copy of the book. You will also receive your choice of 3 photographic print from my travels. The size will be approximately 10x10, depending on the shape of the photo. See photos here: http://500px.com/DeniBechard/sets/congo_faces (The mention in the acknowledgments is for US and English Canadian editions, for at least the first 5 print runs. In the US, the book is forthcoming with Milkweed Editions.)

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    Your name will be included in the acknowledgments of the book, and you will receive an autographed first edition hardback copy of the book. You will also receive your choice of 5 photographic print from my travels. The size will be approximately 10x10, depending on the shape of the photo. See photos here: http://500px.com/DeniBechard/sets/congo_faces (The mention in the acknowledgments is for US and English Canadian editions, for at least the first 5 print runs. In the US, the book is forthcoming with Milkweed Editions.)

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    Your name will be included in the acknowledgments of the book, and you will receive 2 autographed first edition hardback copies of the book. You will also receive your choice of 3 photographic prints from my travels. The size will be approximately 10x10, depending on the shape of the photo. See photos here: http://500px.com/DeniBechard/sets/congo_faces (The mention in the acknowledgments is for US and English Canadian editions, for at least the first 5 print runs. In the US, the book is forthcoming with Milkweed Editions.)

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    Your name will be included in the acknowledgments of the book, and you will receive 2 autographed first edition hardback copies of the book. You will also receive your choice of 5 photographic print from my travels. The size will be approximately 10x10, depending on the shape of the photo. See photos here: http://500px.com/DeniBechard/sets/congo_faces (The mention in the acknowledgments is for US and English Canadian editions, for at least the first 5 print runs. In the US, the book is forthcoming with Milkweed Editions.)

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    Two hours of my time: for a Skype conversation/conference, or for a public event, such as a reading or a classroom presentation. This option does not cover travel costs. The in-person meetings can correspond to my travels in the US or during my book tour (I am often in NYC, Boston, and Minneapolis). For readings or presentations in other cities, you can contact me to see if it is possible for me to visit there, so long as you or your organization can cover the costs of travel and accommodation.

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    All of the preceding rewards combined:

    Two hours of my time: for a Skype conversation/conference, or for a public event, such as a reading or a classroom presentation. This option does not cover travel costs. The in-person meetings can correspond to my travels in the US or during my book tour (I am often in NYC, Boston, and Minneapolis). For readings or presentations in other cities, you can contact me to see if it is possible for me to visit there, so long as you or your organization can cover the costs of travel and accommodation.

    Your name will be included in the acknowledgments of the book, and you will receive an autographed first edition hardback copy of the book. You will also receive your choice of 1 photographic print from my travels. The size will be approximately 10x10, depending on the shape of the photo. See photos here: http://500px.com/DeniBechard/sets/congo_faces

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    (This is a corrected version of the previous award since I couldn't change it) A combination of preceding awards: Two hours of my time: for a Skype conversation/conference, or for a public event, such as a reading or a classroom presentation. This option does not cover travel costs. The in-person meetings can correspond to my travels in the US or during my book tour (I am often in NYC, Boston, and Minneapolis). For readings or presentations in other cities, you can contact me to see if it is possible for me to visit there, so long as you or your organization can cover the costs of travel and accommodation. Your name will be included in the acknowledgments of the book, and you will receive 2 autographed first edition hardback copies of the book. You will also receive your choice of 5 photographic print from my travels. The size will be approximately 10x10, depending on the shape of the photo. See photos here: http://500px.com/DeniBechard/sets/congo_faces (The mention in the acknowledgments is for US and English Canadian editions, for at least the first 5 print runs. In the US, the book is forthcoming with Milkweed Editions.)

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    A combination of preceding rewards, with the exception that your name will be acknowledged in a separate section, giving special thanks for your contribution. The other rewards include the following. Two hours of my time: for a Skype conversation/conference, or for a public event, such as a reading or a classroom presentation. This option does not cover travel costs. The in-person meetings can correspond to my travels in the US or during my book tour (I am often in NYC, Boston, and Minneapolis). For readings or presentations in other cities, you can contact me to see if it is possible for me to visit there, so long as you or your organization can cover the costs of travel and accommodation.

    You will receive 2 autographed first edition hardback copies of the book. You will also receive your choice of 5 photographic prints from my travels. The size will be approximately 10x10, depending on the shape of the photo. See photos here: http://500px.com/DeniBechard/sets/congo_faces
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