I am always interested in a good photography book and looked up Bruce Barnbaum's "The Art of Photography". It appears that it is Out of Print and used copies are going for anywhere from $206 to $388. Ouch, that must be quite the book. I think I would just invest in one of his prints instead. BTW, Les' book is great and quite affordable considering.
Go to Bruce Barnbaum's web site.. He has a thrid edition of "The Art of Photography" available. He must be self publishing. $37.95 with shipping sounds about right for a great photo book!