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All of your wholesome favorites... exposed! 220 Scary facts about the things you thought you loved.
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How fishermen and scientists are unraveling the mysteries of our favorite crustacean.
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The Passionate Reader's Guide to the authors you love, including things you never knew, juicy bits you'll want to know, and hundreds of ideas for what to read next.
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Everyone has a price- what's yours?
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Hardbound. From Sharon Rose andNeil Schlager. For anyone, young or old, who has ever wondered, how do they make those? -here is an entertaining, illustrated exploration of the process behind the manufacture of everyday items.
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From terrorist attacks to big money jackpots, Struck by Lightning deconstructs the odds and oddities of chance, examining both the relevant and irreverent role of randomness in our everyday lives.
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Meanings and Origins of Thousands of Terms and Expressions.
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PACO UNDERHILL, the author of the hugely successful Why We Buy and The Call of the Mall, reports on the growing importance of women in everybody’s marketplace—what makes a package, product, space, or service female friendly. Underhill offers a tour of the world’s marketplace—with shrewd observations and practical applications to help everybody adapt to the new realities.
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Aristotle was known as the "master of those who know". A foundational thinker in every field on inquiry, he is unmatched even by his teacher Plato for his extraordinary range of mind.
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For the millions of people involved in technical fields, The Elements of Technical Writing is an essential handbook to converting technical jargon into understandable prose.
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The grammarphobe's guide to better English in plain English. Plus a word to the wired- a whole new chapter on language in the age of e-mail.
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By Dan Ramsey and the Fix-It Club. At Last! A Beginner’s Guide to Home Technology
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A colorful compendium of everyday words and phrases and where they originated.
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The Culinary Institute of America. Easy lessons for mastering essential culinary math skills.
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Have you ever wanted to enter the world of espionage? In this light-hearted handbook, the International Spy Museum shares tips on how to use classic spying techniques in your everyday life. Introduction by Peter Earnest. Executive Director of the International Spy Museum.
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This book, taken from five years of Origins columns from Archaeology Odyssey, traces the humble beginnings of those things we take for granted, and does it in a lively and informative manner.
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The Elements of Java Style, written by renowned author Scott Ambler, Alan Vermeulen, and a team of programmers from Rogue Wave Software, is directed at anyone who writes Java code.
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Hardbound. The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium, by Robert Lacey and Danny Danziger. Welcome to the Year 1000. This is what life was like...
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By Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning (U.S. Army, Ret.) They were conquerors, liberators, heroes, madmen. All changed the world forever on the field of battle.
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In this hugely ambitious and stimulating book, Peter Watson describes the history of ideas, from deep antiquity to the present day, leading to a new way of understanding our world and ourselves.
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poplorica: a popular history of the fads, mavericks, inventions, and lore that shaped modern Amerca...

Pop culture meets pop reference in this irreverent tour of twenty unlikely events, innovations, and individuals that forever changed how we live today -- the food we eat, the places we live, the love we make, the fads we follow, the clothes we wear, the products we buy, and much more.
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by H. Keith Melton and Craig Piligian. Foreword by Retired KGB Major General Oleg Kalugin. How to: bug a meeting, booby-trap your briefcase, infiltrate the competition and many more.
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The indispensable, indestructible guide for surviving life's sudden turns for the worse.
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Edited by Bryan Curtis, introduction by Michael Kinsley. Fascinating questions answered from the writers at Slate Magazine.
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A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, by Simon Winchester.
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Graphic / Comic Book format. Stephen Hawking is a world-famous physicist, but few people outside his field know what he has done. To the public he is a figure of tragic dimensions - a brilliant scientist and author of the phenomenal bestseller, A Brief History of Time, and yet confined to a wheelchair, unable to speak or write.
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The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Up with the Indiana Joneses. From the Bestselling author of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook, by David Borgenicht and Joe Borgenicht.
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By Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, and Jennifer Worick. Don't get caught with your pants down! Keep this hands-on, how-to guide under the pillow, in the glove compartment, and anywhere you might encounter the perils of romance.
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By Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht. Authors of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
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By Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht. Authors of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
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By Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, and Sarah Jordan.
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By Marc Abrahams. The Nobel Prize recognizes the world's most talented and innovative minds. Unfortunately, not all of the hopeful thinkers and academics around the globe can become Nobel laureates, but some are lucky enough to win an Ig Nobel Prize instead.
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Your Complete Guide to Finding a Secret HQ, Hiring a Sidekick, Thwarting the Forces of Evil, and Much More!!
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The one-stop shop for the impeccably groomed and savvy modern man.
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Simple Routines for Managing your Work when you're Out of the Office, by Ronni Eisenberg with Kate Kelly. Let the organizing experts help you stay in the loop when you're out of town!
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Life: The Odds, and how to improve your chances of: marrying a millionaire, winning an oscar, being elected President, being possessed by Satan, etc. By Gregory Baer.
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"This year, Americans will spend ore money on fast food than on higher education... Schlosser shows how the fast food industry conquered both appetite and landscape."- The New Yorker
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The Encyclopedia of Music: Instruments of the Orchestra and the Great Composers. by Max Wade-Matthews & Wendy Thompson. Published by Hermes House, UK.
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The Best in World Trademarks: Corporate and Brand Identity Volume 1 and 2, with CD-ROM. This is a collection of all the famous trademarks of the world for designers to consult with. If you want to see the world's famous industrial and enterprise symbols and brand marks, this is what you are looking for.
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This zany documentary comic strip is the perfect introduction to Lenin's writings and a wonderful take-off point for anybody who wants to plunge into the tumultuous history of the Russian Revolution.
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What is postmodernism? As we enter the 21st century, here is a graphic guide to the maddeningly enigmatic concept used to define our cultural condition.
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Very unique and hard-to-find book. A compendium of fascinating hobbie sand unusual leisure-time activities, plus all the practical information you will need to join in the fun.
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Bob Fenster has combed the world of the intellectually challenged searching for more tales of stupidity to entertain us with . . . and he's hit the jackpot!
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Hardbound. Hot on the heels of the #1 bestsellers The Onion's Our Dumb Century and Jon Stewart's America comes The Areas of My Expertise, the brilliant and uproarious #15 bestseller (i.e., a runaway phenomenon in its own right-no, seriously)-a lavish compendium of handy reference tables, fascinating trivia, and sage wisdom-all of it completely unresearched, completely undocumented and (presumably) completely untrue, fabricated by the illuminating, prodigious imagination of John Hodgman, certifiable genius.
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The Pessimist's Guide to History by Stuart Flexner with Doris Flexner: An Irresistible Compendium of Catastrophes, Barbarities, Massacres and Mayhem- from the Death of the Dinosaur to the Exxon Valdez.
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For lovers of facts, students of popular culture, history buffs, and science enthusiasts, the foremost specialist on everything tells how and why hundreds of everyday items, expressions, and customs we take for granted came into existence.
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Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees, and Other Creatures Unique to the Republic. Warning- You or Someone you know may be inside this book. Idiosyncrology n. The study and classification of individuals and groups of individuals based on their distinguishing behaviors and idiosyncrasies.
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Japanese Comics for Otaku, by Frederik L. Schodt.
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Hardbound. A special selection of the most disgusting, outrageous and bizarre true historical oddities.
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A Virgin's Guide to Everything: From Sushi to Sample Sales - A Novice's Handbook to Doing It Right by Lauren McCutcheon. With a foreword by Veronica Chambers.
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Hardbound. Impossible to read at one sitting, but utterly unputdownable, Schott's Original Miscellany is a unique collection of fabulous trivia.
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Introducing the Eighth Wonder of travel books, the New York Times bestseller that's been hailed by CBS-TV as one of the best books of the year and praised by Newsweek as the "book that tells you what's beautiful, what's inspiring, what's fun and what's just unforgettable everywhere on earth."
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The world--famous former con artist and bestselling author of Catch Me if You Can now reveals the mind--boggling tricks of the scam trade--with advice that has made him one of America's most sought--after fraud--prevention experts.
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By Randy Charles Epping. Eighty-One Basic Economic Concepts That Will Change the Way You See the World.
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Hardbound. The Clumsiest People in Europe, or: Mrs. Mortimer's Bad-Tempered Guide to the Victorian World. Edited and with an introduction by Todd Pruzan.
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Everything you always knew about neurosis, libido, ego, and id, but somehow it slipped your mind!
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Hardbound. From the author of the international bestseller Schott's Original Miscellany, the new collection of vital irrelevance and uncommon knowledge from the worlds of food and drink.
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Hardbound. From the author of the international bestseller Schott's Original Miscellany, the new collection of vital irrelevance and uncommon knowledge from the worlds of sporting gaming and idling.
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and other naughty questions you always wanted answered. The man who brought you that book.. of Perfectly Useless Information now bares it all - with a shameless compendium of everything you've ever wanted to know about S-E-X.
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Ambrose Bierce was one of the nineteenth-century America's most renowned satirists.
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The Museum of Hoaxes takes you on a tour of hundreds of documented hoaxes, many collected here for the first time.
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This is the first and only book to cover comprehensively the origin, growth, and global reach of the game that has become a universal and everyday cultural icon.
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How to Identify and Use Virtually Every Tool at the Hardware Store by John Kelsey.
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What The Simpsons Can Teach Us about Physics, Robots, Life, and the Universe. A playful and entertaining look at science on The Simpsons
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Work is bad enough, but what if things go really wrong? The Worst-Case Scenario authors come to the rescue with expert advice for surviving dozens of nightmare on-the-job scenarios, whether in the office or on the loading dock.
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A Year of Passionate Reading.
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By Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, Piers Marchant & Melissa Wagner. Packed with charts, graphs, maps, and timelines, The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: History is an invigorating look at all that's gone wrong in the past and the best way to prepare for the future.
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Want to know how to start a riot? make moonshine? beat a lie detector test? By Michael Powell.
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Amputate a limb, breathe fire, pass a drug test. By Matt Forbeck.
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Stimulate her A-Spot, throw a sexy party, perform kinky oral sex. By Clare Bailey.
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You will learn: how to get a fake passport, how to fly for free, how to crash a nude beach, how to hack your cell to make international calls, shop on the black market.
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And 150 other essential things every guy should know about Science. Serious science mixed with outrageous humor, this book promises guys the need-to-know info on sports, cars, technology, women, bodily functions, food, and more!
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Power and Responsibility. Truth and Justice. Never-Ending Vigilance Against the Doers of Evil.
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With the clarity, insight, and sheer exuberance of language that make her one of The New York Times's premier stylists, Pulitzer Prize-winner Natalie Angier lifts the veil of secrecy from that most enigmatic of evolutionary masterpieces, the female body.
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Hardbound. For the legions that collect the immensely popular DC Comics action figures, we have good news: the official visual compendium of more than 1,400 characters has finally arrived.
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How could it get any worse?
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The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: Life will keep readers informed and safe whether battling an bobcat or busted faucet. Because anything can go wrong anywhere at any time.
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Hardbound. Edited by Amy D. Bernstein and Peter W. Bernstein. The essential companion for everyday life. Bringing the curiosity and expertise of The New York Times to the art and science of everyday life.
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From America's leading experts, your ultimate Guide to Toy Collecting.
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An indispensable compendium of myth and magic. Introduction by Terry Brooks.
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Personal library must-have. A Year-by-Year Record of Human Events from Prehistory to the Present. This is a revised updated (1992) edition of the handy desk reference used in offices, homes, newsrooms, and libraries since its first publication in 1979.
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Hardbound. In Space, Gribbin's task is to cover everything cosmological. This book would inspire a budding astronomer--if only her dad wouldn't keep nicking it.
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How to Win a Catfight, Drink Someone Under the Table, Choke a Man with your Bare Thighs, and Dozens of Other TV and Movie Skills.
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How more than 400 colorful & familiar expressions originated and developed. By Charles Earle Funk, with illustrations by Tom Funk.
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More than a sequel, Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore is a companion piece for Used and Rare.
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This new edition, which features new entries and photographs of performers, singers, productions and opera houses that have come to prominence in recent years, is an indispensable tool for enjoying the world's most comprehensive art form.
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Production, Performance, and Enjoyment of Musical Theatre.
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A compilation of little-known events and forgotten heroes.
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For Would-Be Super Heroes of All Ages. The Spider-Man Handbook describes everything you need to live the Super Hero life—from the fine points of web-slinging and wall-crawling to keeping your identity a secret.
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Hardbound. By Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese.
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Concise, clear guide to all aspects of science fiction.
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Hardbound. More than a sequel, Slightly Chipped: Footnotes in Booklore is a companion piece for Used and Rare.
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Back by popular demand! Following the massive success of 101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions, 99 more specimens of the art of Chindogu to amaze, confuse, and entertain.
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Hardbound. From the man who closed the lid forever on the "toilet seat debate" in the New York Times bestseller Essential Manners for Men comes the follow-up book that paves the way for couples everywhere to fix relationship problems before they start.
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The origins, evolution, eccentricities, and meaning of table manners.
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This book is required reading for anyone interested in ninjutsu, martial arts weaponry, ancient Japanese history or improvised weapons in general.