Best of 2012

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  • Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth

    Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth


    In Did Jesus Exist? historian and Bible expert Bart Ehrman confronts the question, “Did Jesus exist at all?” Ehrman vigorously defends the historical Jesus, identifies the most historically reliable sources for best understanding Jesus’ mission and message, and offers a compelling portrait of the person at the heart of the Christian tradition.Known as a master explainer with deep knowledge of the field, Bart Ehrman methodically demolishes both the scholarly and popular “mythicist” arguments a…

  • & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition

    Reading & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition


    This is a revised third edition of Tuttle’s Reading & Writing Chinese.This new edition focuses on the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). All 800 characters prescribed for Level A are covered here, and the 1400+ Levels B and C characters are covered concisely.All of the prescribed vocabulary for Levels A-C of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi is included among the example compounds. Knowledge of the 2,200+ characters and 5,253+ vocabulary items …

  • Drawing for All It's Worth

    Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth


    The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered among artists – including comics superstar Alex Ross – for his mastery of figure drawing and clean, Realist style.His hugely influential series of art instruction books have never been bettered, and Figure Drawing is the first in Titan’s programme of facsimile editions, returning these classic titles to print for the first time in decades.

  • Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

    The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies


    The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This is economist Bryan Caplan’s sobering assessment in this provocative and eye-opening book. Caplan argues that voters continually elect politicians who either share their biases or else pretend to, resulting in bad policies winning again and again by popular demand. Boldly calling into q…

  • for Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book

    Coloring for Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book


    Two veterans of offbeat Internet humor hilariously combine the mindless fun of children’s coloring books with the mind-numbing realities of modern adult life With over 200 comedy videos and 75 million Youtube views to their credit, Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen know how to make people laugh. Their YouTube video, “Hipster Olympics” racked up nearly three million hits and quickly attained worldwide cult status, which led to opportunities to create original content for Comedy Central, MTV, Colleg…

  • Grain of Sand: The Story of One Man and an Island

    A Grain of Sand: The Story of One Man and an Island


    New, signed by author with note on location. A great book that has been around the world and back.

  • Shark Hunt (Gonzo Papers)

    Great Shark Hunt (Gonzo Papers)


    America, with all its warts, lies naked under the laser-like scrutiny of legendary outlaw journalist and brilliant reporter Hunter S. Thompson. Fearlessly, he hurls himself into each assignment, gouges out the truth, then returns with a fresh story no one else on earth could write. From Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine, hippies to himself, Thompson’s razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the expl…

  • Short History of Nearly Everything

    A Short History of Nearly Everything


    Bill Bryson is one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers. In A Short History of Nearly Everything, he takes his ultimate journey–into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It’s a dazzling quest, the intellectual odyssey of a lifetime, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. Or, as the author puts it, “…how we went from there being nothing at a…

  • Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks)

    The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks)


    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeDescribed by the Chicago Tribune as “a classic,” The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.

  • Science of Jurassic Park: And the Lost World Or

    The Science of Jurassic Park: And the Lost World Or, How to Build a Dinosaur


    For the millions fascinated by “Jurassic Park and “The Lost World”–and for all those young and old who have a secret love affair with dinosaurs–this second book in the series that began with “The Physics of Star Trek” brings the far-reaching imaginings of dinosaur creation into the very real world of cutting-edge science and DNA. 25 photos. Index.




    In Lysergic, Krystle Cole describes the events that occurred in her life within the time period of 2000 to 2003. Krystle explains her involvement with Gordon Todd Skinner and William Leonard Pickard, the infamous LSD chemists who operated their lab in an underground missile silo in Kansas. This lab, after being busted and shutdown by the DEA, was reported to have been producing 90% of the world’s supply of LSD. Having written the book at 23 years of age, Krystle gives an account of her uniq…




    The greatly anticipated new novel by Norman Rush—whose first novel, Mating, won the National Book Award and was everywhere acclaimed—is his richest work yet. It is at once a political adventure, a social comedy, and a passionate triangle. It is set in the 1990s in Botswana—the African country Rush has indelibly made his own fictional territory.Mortals chronicles the misadventures of three ex-pat Americans: Ray Finch, a contract CIA agent, operating undercover as an English instructor in a pri…

  • Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age

    The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age


    American evangelicalism often appears as a politically monolithic, textbook red-state fundamentalism that elected George W. Bush, opposes gay marriage, abortion, and evolution, and promotes apathy about global warming. Prominent public figures hold forth on these topics, speaking with great authority for millions of followers. Authors Stephens and Giberson, with roots in the evangelical tradition, argue that this popular impression understates the diversity within evangelicalism—an often insu…

  • Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars


    Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning-author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrill…

  •'s Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II

    Russia’s Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II


    ‘The United States is a country of machines. Without the use of these machines through Lend-Lease, we would lose this war.’ ―Josef Stalin (1943), quoted in W. Averell Harriman and Elie Abel, Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946, Random House, N.Y., 1975, p. 277 The United States shipped more than $12 billion in Lend-Lease aid to Stalin’s Russia during World War II. Materials lent, beginning in late 1941 before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, included airplanes and tanks, loco…

  • is Like the Sun: Finding Hope and Healing After Miscarriage

    Hope is Like the Sun: Finding Hope and Healing After Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Infant Death


    Coping with a miscarriage or infant death can be one of the most difficult trials in a person’s life, and one most of us are unprepared to face. In Hope is Like the Sun, you will follow the author and four of her friends as they navigate the difficult journey through pregnancy loss. This book will help you to understand and work through your grief by using practical and simple strategies. Find helpful advice, understand grief, and hear from others who have been there and begin your path tow…

  • that Shook the World

    Eruptions that Shook the World


    What does it take for a volcanic eruption to really shake the world? Did volcanic eruptions extinguish the dinosaurs, or help humans to evolve, only to decimate their populations with a super-eruption 73,000 years ago? Did they contribute to the ebb and flow of ancient empires, the French Revolution and the rise of fascism in Europe in the 19th century? These are some of the claims made for volcanic cataclysm. Volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer explores rich geological, historical, archaeologica…

  • of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions

    Foods of the Americas: Native Recipes and Traditions


    The culinary traditions of the native peoples of the Americas are celebrated in this lavish book produced in association with the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Written by chef Fernando Divina and Marlene Divina, who is of Chippewa heritage, FOODS OF THE AMERICAS presents 140 modern recipes that incorporate a wide array of foods cultivated by native people throughout North and South America. The book also includes nine illustrated short essays by native writers that provi…

  • Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better

    The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care


    A New York Times Bestseller, with an updated explanation of the 2010 Health Reform Bill Bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid visits industrialized democracies around the world–France, Britain, Germany, Japan, and beyond–to provide a revelatory tour of successful, affordable universal health care systems. Now updated with new statistics and a plain-English explanation of the 2010 health care reform bi…

  • The Definitive Guide (Definitive Guides)

    HTTP: The Definitive Guide (Definitive Guides)


    Behind every web transaction lies the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) — the language of web browsers and servers, of portals and search engines, of e-commerce and web services. Understanding HTTP is essential for practically all web-based programming, design, analysis, and administration.While the basics of HTTP are elegantly simple, the protocol’s advanced features are notoriously confusing, because they knit together complex technologies and terminology from many disciplines. This b…