Best of 2011

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  • Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back

    Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became “People” – And How You Can Fight Back


    NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Unequal taxes, unequal accountability for crime, unequal influence, unequal control of the media, unequal access to natural resources—corporations have gained these privileges and more by exploiting their legal status as persons. How did something so illogical and unjust become the law of the land? Americans have been struggling with the role of corporations since before the birth of the republic. As Thom Hartmann shows, the Boston Tea Party was actually a pr…

  • Red Son

    Superman: Red Son


    What if baby Superman had crashed on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain and grew up to become Stalin’s right-hand man? Alive with historical figures and a host of familiar superheroes, including Batman and Wonder Woman as you’ve never seen them before, this superb graphic novel takes the arms race and infuses it with the thrilling powers of Kryptonite.

  • Functional Data Structures

    Purely Functional Data Structures


    Most books on data structures assume an imperative language such as C or C++. However, data structures for these languages do not always translate well to functional languages such as Standard ML, Haskell, or Scheme. This book describes data structures from the point of view of functional languages, with examples, and presents design techniques that allow programmers to develop their own functional data structures. The author includes both classical data structures, such as red-black trees…

  • Train Up a Child

    To Train Up a Child


    Three thousand years ago, a wise man said, “Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Good training is not crisis management; it is what you do before the need of discipline arises. Most parenting is accidental rather than deliberate. Imagine building a house that way. We don’t need to reinvent training. There are child training principles and methods that have worked from antiquity. To neglect deliberate training is to shove your child…

  • Performance MySQL: Optimization

    High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, Replication, and More


    High Performance MySQL is the definitive guide to building fast, reliable systems with MySQL. Written by noted experts with years of real-world experience building very large systems, this book covers every aspect of MySQL performance in detail, and focuses on robustness, security, and data integrity. High Performance MySQL teaches you advanced techniques in depth so you can bring out MySQL’s full power. Learn how to design schemas, indexes, queries and advanced MySQL features for maximum per…

  • Christianity

    Mere Christianity


    In the classic Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, the most important writer of the 20th century, explores the common ground upon which all of those of Christian faith stand together. Bringing together Lewis’ legendary broadcast talks during World War Two from his three previous books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity provides an unequaled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to hear this powerful apologetic for the Christian faith…

  • Dots and Boxes Game: Sophisticated Child's Play

    The Dots and Boxes Game: Sophisticated Child’s Play


    The game of Dots-and-Boxes, the popular game in which two players take turns connecting an array of dots to form squares, or “boxes” has long been considered merely a child’s game. In this book, however, the author reveals the surprising complexity of the game, along with advanced strategies that will allow the reader to win at any level of gameplay desired. This book is an essential guide to the game of Dots-and-Boxes and its mathematical underpinnings. Chapters of strategy are interspersed …

  • Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage

    Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love, and Betrayal


    Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem for Chapman, his spymasters, and his lovers was to know where one persona ended and the other began.In 1941, after training as a German spy in occupied France, Chapman was parachuted into Britain with a revolver, a wireless, and a cyanide pill, with orders from th…

  • D Programming Language

    The D Programming Language


    “To the best of my knowledge, D offers an unprecedentedly adroit integration of several powerful programming paradigms: imperative, object-oriented, functional, and meta.”—From the Foreword by Walter Bright “This is a book by a skilled author describing an interesting programming language. I’m sure you’ll find the read rewarding.”—From the Foreword by Scott Meyers D is a programming language built to help programmers address the challenges of modern software development. It does so by fosteri…

  • Them All Out

    Throw Them All Out


    One of the biggest scandals in American politics is waiting to explode: the full story of the inside game in Washington shows how the permanent political class enriches itself at the expense of the rest of us. Insider trading is illegal on Wall Street, yet it is routine among members of Congress. Normal individuals cannot get in on IPOs at the asking price, but politicians do so routinely. The Obama administration has been able to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars to its supporters, ensu…

  • U.S. Tax Policy (Urban Institute Press)

    Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy (Urban Institute Press)


    C. Eugene Steuerle, one of the country’s most influential economists, offers an insider’s look at tax policy based on a quarter century of working with officials of all political stripes. Steuerle outlines the principles of taxation and the early postwar period before proceeding to the tax policy battles that began with the Reagan revolution and continue today. Those expecting a simple story of triumph and defeat may be surprised. Rather than moving toward consensus and progress, tax policy h…

  • Invisible Fist: Secret Ninja Methods of Vanishing Without a Trace

    The Invisible Fist: Secret Ninja Methods of Vanishing Without a Trace


    Book by Kim, Ashida

  • Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market

    One Up On Wall Street: How To Use What You Already Know To Make Money In The Market


    More than one million copies have been sold of this seminal book on investing in which legendary mutual-fund manager Peter Lynch explains the advantages that average investors have over professionals and how they can use these advantages to achieve financial success.America’s most successful money manager tells how average investors can beat the pros by using what they know. According to Lynch, investment opportunities are everywhere. From the supermarket to the workplace, we encounter produc…

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide

    CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate Study Guide, 7th Edition


    Learn from the Best – Cisco Networking Authority Todd Lammle Written by Cisco networking authority Todd Lammle, this comprehensive guide has been completely updated to reflect the latest CCNA 640-802 exam. Todd’s straightforward style provides lively examples, hands on and written labs, easy-to-understand analogies, and real-world scenarios that will not only help you prepare for the exam, but also give you a solid foundation as a Cisco networking professional. This Study Guide teaches you h…

  • ABCs of Reloading: The Definitive Guide for Novice to Expert

    The ABCs of Reloading: The Definitive Guide for Novice to Expert


    A step-by-step guide to reloading rifle and handgun cartridges and shotshells!In these days of widespread ammunition shortages, it pays–literally–to know how to “roll your own” cartridges. But don’t think it’s some kind of rocket science. Let The ABCs of Reloading show you how! With the help of The ABCs of Reloading, you’ll be reloading your own cartridges–and saving big bucks–faster than you ever thought possible.It’s all here!Step-by-step procedures for reloading rifle, handgun and shot…

  • and MySQL Web Development (4th Edition)

    PHP and MySQL Web Development (4th Edition)


    PHP and MySQL Web Development, Fourth Edition The definitive guide to building database-drive Web applications with PHP and MySQL PHP and MySQL are popular open-source technologies that are ideal for quickly developing database-driven Web applications. PHP is a powerful scripting language designed to enable developers to create highly featured Web applications quickly, and MySQL is a fast, reliable database that integrates well with PHP and is suited for dynamic Internet-based application…

  • A Systems Approach

    Microbiology: A Systems Approach


    Microbiology: A Systems Approach is an exciting new textbook written with the non-major/allied health student in mind. Offering an engaging writing style through the use of tools such as case studies and analogies, the text thoroughly explains difficult microbiology concepts in an accessible manner. Utilizing an organ systems approach, the unique in-chapter organization of the disease/clinical chapters provides students a realistic viewpoint of the clinical experiences they will encounter …

  • Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don't Want You to Know ...

    The Really Inconvenient Truths: Seven Environmental Catastrophes Liberals Don’t Want You to Know …


    Al Gore is bad for the planet…Talk about really inconvenient truths–that’s one of the many you’ll find in Iain Murray’s rollicking exposé of environmental blowhards who waste more energy, endanger more species, and actually kill more people (yes, that’s right) than the environmental villains they finger. Did you know that estrogen from birth control and “morning after” pills is causing male fish across America to develop female sex organs? Funny how “pro-choice” and “environmentalist” libe…

  • Meat Lover's Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour

    The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook: Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour


    Founded by Johns Hopkins University, the “Meatless Monday” campaign counts among its fans Michael Pollan, Sheryl Crow, and Paul McCartney. From Baltimore Public Schools to the city of Ghent, Belgium, the eat-less-meat buzz is spreading worldwide. With reports about the ill effects of consuming too much meat–for us, and for the environment–The Meat Lover’s Meatless Cookbook speaks directly to lifelong meat lovers who know it’s time for a change but need an accessible and nonthreatening guid…