Best of 2011

241–250 of 250 results




    While out searching for food, fruit bat Stellaluna and her mother are attacked by a vicious owl. Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat and taken in by a family of birds where she must put aside her bat habits to fit in with her new family. But one fateful flight when she is separated from her adoptive siblings, Stellaluna is reunited with her bat family and learns that even though we’re different, we’re very much the same.

  • a Wing and a Prayer: The Untold Story of the Pioneering Aviation Heroes of WWI

    On a Wing and a Prayer: The Untold Story of the Pioneering Aviation Heroes of WWI, in Their Own W…


    Few are aware of the risks that the pioneering airmen of World War I took. This oral history conveys the perils of those early days, the thrills of learning to fly, and the horrors of war in the air at a time when pilots carried little defensive armament and no parachutes. The men who joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1914 were the original heroes of flying, treading into unknown territory and paving the way for later aerial combat. They became icons for the soldiers in the trenches, and a sta…

  • on Fire: Lessons from the World's Least Sustainable City

    Bird on Fire: Lessons from the World’s Least Sustainable City


    Phoenix, Arizona is one of America’s fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix–a city in the bull’s eye of global warming–and also the o…

  • Your Enthusiasm: The Book

    Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book


    What are the secrets behind the creation of Larry David’s hit show? Fans can finally find out with this long-awaited companion guide to the Golden Globe- and Emmy® Award- winning series. Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Book is complete with stories about Larry David’s childhood, his roots as a stand-up comic, and his various writing jobs before the breakthrough of Seinfeld. Readers will enjoy dating stories from his bachelor years, discover how he met his future wife, Laurie David, and learn wh…

  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Official Game Guide


    FREE ACCESS to the interactive world map– Code inside The interactive world map includes over 150 location maps covering all 9 Hold cities. Each map shows the locations of every vendor, trainer, skill book, NPC, and unique item in the realm. You can toggle points of interest on and off and zoom in and out. -Large map Poster inside- Labeled with important locations, major roads, and hold capitals-A Champion for Skyrim- Multiple character builds based on hundreds of hours of playtesting reveal …

  • the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations

    For the Glory of God: How Monotheism Led to Reformations, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Sl…


    Rodney Stark’s provocative new book argues that, whether we like it or not, people acting for the glory of God have formed our modern culture. Continuing his project of identifying the widespread consequences of monotheism, Stark shows that the Christian conception of God resulted–almost inevitably and for the same reasons–in the Protestant Reformation, the rise of modern science, the European witch-hunts, and the Western abolition of slavery. In the process, he explains why Christian an…

  • Elements of Reasoning

    The Elements of Reasoning


    THE ELEMENTS OF REASONING is a concise and lucid introduction to the basic elements of argumentative prose and the conceptual tools necessary to understand, analyze, criticize, and construct arguments. This text is not only perfect for a college course in argument analysis, but also as a reference tool when confronted with arguments outside the classroom experience. While THE ELEMENTS OF REASONING covers the standard formal tools of introductory logic, its emphasis is on practical application…


    Dune, 40th Anniversary Edition (Dune Chronicles, Book 1)


    Frank Herbert’s epic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and the bestselling science fiction novel of all time.Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family—and would bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream.A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, sh…

  • The Psychology of Persuasion

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion


    Some people just won’t take no for an answer. In Influence, Dr. Robert Cialdini explains the six psychological principles that drive our powerful impulse to comply to the pressures of others and shows how we can defend ourselves against manipulation (or put the principles to work in our own interest). Influence guarantees two things: Readers will never say yes again when they really mean no, and they’ll be more persuasive than ever before.

  • Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer

    iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had…


    “iWoz? traces the life and times of a brilliant, gifted… individual whose contributions to the scientific, business and cultural realms are extensive.”―?Bookpage Before slim laptops that fit into briefcases, computers looked like strange, alien vending machines. But in “the most staggering burst of technical invention by a single person in high-tech history” (?BusinessWeek?) Steve Wozniak invented the first true personal computer. Wozniak teamed up with Steve Jobs, and Apple Computer was bo…