Best of 2012

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  • The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels)

    Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood (Pantheon Graphic Novels)


    A New York Times Notable BookA Time Magazine “Best Comix of the Year”A San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times Best-sellerWise, funny, and heartbreaking, Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir of growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war…

  • Century

    Ambient Century


    This publication reveals the drift in 20th-century music from composers to non-musicians, from strict rules to no rules, from the single note to the sample. This drift through technology, Minimalism, the rock era and techno music is earthed by the development of ambient sound, to the author the most important breakthough of the past 100 years. With the help of electronics, new ideas and consumer music, Ambient music has established itself beyond question as “the classical music of the future.”

  • Obnoxious Jerks

    The Obnoxious Jerks


    Who are the Obnoxious Jerks?A: The weirdest band of total misfits ever seen at any known high school in the free world.B: Amateur comedians whose routines include kazoos, used chewing gum, and gooey lemon meringue pies.C: Members of a club whose Official Ice Cream Flavor is Nuts to You.D: A disorganized organization whose exploits are required reading for anybody with a sense of humor.All of the above–and more . . . There are jerks in every high school. The Obnoxious Jerks are found only at…

  • Man Who Rode the Thunder

    The Man Who Rode the Thunder


    Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Rankin (October 16, 1920 – July 6, 2009) is the only known person to survive a fall from the top of a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud. He was a USMC pilot, and a World War II and Korean War veteran. He was flying an F-8 jet fighter over a cumulonimbus cloud when the engine stalled, forcing him to eject and parachute into the cloud for the ride of his life.

  • Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi (Penguin Library of American Indian Hist...

    Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi (Penguin Library of American Indian Hist…


    The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as C…

  • Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

    Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us


    Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society’s rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, y…

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    Body Images: Development, Deviance, and Change


    How does an individual form a body image? Where do the internal representations of one’s body image intersect with the external bodily reality? How does a person adjust the image to reflect the changes wrought by aging, disease, deformity, or injury? What is the role of body images in the development of eating disorders and other psychological disorders? What psychotherapeutic and medical procedures facilitate positive body-image changes?In the last two decades, questions such as these have…

  • Miniature Book of Miniature Golf

    The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf


    The perfect golfing gift: A book that is a complete, working 9-hole miniature golf course, with miniature golf balls and putter included. The first book you can play through. The book that’s a true original. Featuring nine themed courses, from pirates to dinosaurs to the classic windmill, The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf celebrates the silliness and the golf-for-everyone! attitude of Putt-Putt. Each page in the book is a cleverly designed hole, modeled on real mini golf courses. Tap the b…

  • Viakov's Tale

    A Viakov’s Tale


    Among the Viakov, the black bearfolk of Nith, a height of less than seven feet means you’re a runt. If that wasn’t bad enough, Abnayrn can’t find a single trade that he’s decent in either. Needless to say, he’s having a difficult time passing into adulthood. But the arrival of Master Toothless changes everything when he is chosen to be the famous bard’s assistant. That week, Abnayrn learns that the simple life he has always longed for is a facade. Unhinged, the young bearfolk chooses to leave…

  • Baby Handling Tips

    Safe Baby Handling Tips


    New parents are often overwhelmed-and befuddled-when it comes to caring for their bundle of joy. Luckily Safe Baby Handling Tips saves the day with its hilarious “do’s and don’ts” on baby care. Now incompetent parents everywhere can benefit from this indispensable guide, which also includes a unique Wheel of Responsibility™ to help moms and dads negotiate baby chores (and shirk diaper duty!) whenever they can. Makes baby-rearing a blast!

  • ABC's and All Their Tricks

    The ABC’s and All Their Tricks


    THE phonics book for teachers. Comprehensive information is given here for every spelling of every sound. For each spelling you find rules which govern it, exceptions to the rules, sample words to use for teaching the sound or spelling, etymological information, and more. Each sound is keyed to the Phonics Made Plain cards and chart. The Appendix also contains an excellent article concerning reading problems of the older student or adult.

  • The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software

    Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software


    What do flashlights, the British invasion, black cats, and seesaws have to do with computers? In CODE, they show us the ingenious ways we manipulate language and invent new means of communicating with each other. And through CODE, we see how this ingenuity and our very human compulsion to communicate have driven the technological innovations of the past two centuries. Using everyday objects and familiar language systems such as Braille and Morse code, author Charles Petzold weaves an illumi…

  • 71 - Surrender! - Starscream - Optimus Prime - Comic Book (1)

    Transformers 71 – Surrender! – Starscream – Optimus Prime – Comic Book (1)


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    Transformers 71 – Surrender! – Starscream – Optimus Prime – Comic Book

  • Short History of Nearly Everything

    A Short History of Nearly Everything


    One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we…

  • Jobs

    Steve Jobs


    Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a t…

  • Essential Calvin and Hobbes: a Calvin and Hobbes Treasury

    The Essential Calvin and Hobbes: a Calvin and Hobbes Treasury


    Beginning with the day Hobbes sprang into Calvin’s tuna fish trap, the first two Calvin and Hobbes collections, Calvin and Hobbes and Something Under The Bed Is Drooling, are brought together in this treasury. Including black-and-white dailies and color Sundays, The Essential Calvin and Hobbes also features an original full-color 16-page story.Perhaps the most brilliant comic strip ever created, Calvin and Hobbes continues to entertain with dazzling cartooning and tremendous humor.Bill Watter…


    Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress–and a Plan to Stop It


    @font-face { font-family: “Times”; }@font-face { font-family: “Geneva”; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; color: black; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission-trust in our government has re…

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    MS St. Louis


  • Practice of System and Network Administration

    The Practice of System and Network Administration, Second Edition


    The first edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration introduced a generation of system and network administrators to a modern IT methodology. Whether you use Linux, Unix, or Windows, this newly revised edition describes the essential practices previously handed down only from mentor to protégé. This wonderfully lucid, often funny cornucopia of information introduces beginners to advanced frameworks valuable for their entire career, yet is structured to help even the most a…

  • Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles

    Designing Great Beers: The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Classic Beer Styles


    Author Ray Daniels provides the brewing formulas, tables, and information to take your brewing to the next level in this detailed technical manual.