Best of 2013

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  • Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

    The Cuckoo’s Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage


    Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security. But would the authorities back him up? Cliff Stoll’s dramatic firsthand account is “a computer-age detective story, instantly fascinating [and] astonishingly gripping” (Smithsonian). Cliff Stoll was an astron…

  • Trek Star Charts: The Complete Atlas of Star Trek

    Star Trek Star Charts: The Complete Atlas of Star Trek


    See how far Earth is from Vulcan or plot a course to the Klingon homeworld with these fabulous full colour maps of the Star Trek universe. Reproduced in stunning colour, this is the definitive guide to the Star Trek universe. From Qo’noS to Bajor, from Vulcan to the farthest reaches of the Delta Quadrant, these charts reveal the location of every major Star Trek world and star system. In addition to maps of the stars themselves there are mission charts for each of the main starships featured …

  • Game

    The Game


    Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters — Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, …

  • in Transition (16th Edition)

    Family in Transition (16th Edition)


    Appropriate for Marriage and Family and Sociology of Family courses.   Blending historical context with the latest scholarship, this reader examines the most current trends in the families and intimate relationships field of study.   Family in Transition 16e identifies the most current trends, places them in historical context, and balances cutting-edge scholarship with perennial favorites. The authors, who are leading scholars, build each new edition from classic literature in t…

  • Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate

    The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate


    In this astute mix of cultural critique and biblical studies, John H. Walton presents and defends twenty propositions supporting a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world and unpacks its implications for our modern scientific understanding of origins. Ideal for students, professors, pastors and lay readers with an interest in the intelligent design controversy and creation-evolution debates, Walton’s thoughtful analysis unpacks…

  • Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart

    Super Crunchers: Why Thinking-By-Numbers is the New Way To Be Smart


    An international sensation—and still the talk of the relevant blogosphere—this Wall Street Journal and New York Times business bestseller examines the “power” in numbers. Today more than ever, number crunching affects your life in ways you might not even imagine. Intuition and experience are no longer enough to make the grade. In order to succeed—even survive—in our data-based world, you need to become statistically literate.Cutting-edge organizations are already crunching increasingly larger…

  • Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

    The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play


    Learn how to overcome procrastination and enjoy guilt-free play!  One of the most effective programs to combat procrastination, THE NOW HABIT has sold over 100,000 copies, has been translated into 11 languages, and is now revised and updated.Featuring a new introduction and a new section providing strategies to understand and deal with the role technology plays in procrastination today, THE NOW HABIT offers a comprehensive plan to help readers lower their stress and increase their time to enj…

  • The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers


    “One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year….Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting.”―Entertainment WeeklyStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers―some willingly, some unwittingly―have been involved in science’s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing s…

  • Clear: Scientology

    Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief


    National Book Award Finalist A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—both famous and less well known—and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.At…

  • Principles of Good Government: Gary Johnson on Politics

    Seven Principles of Good Government: Gary Johnson on Politics, People and Freedom: Insights from …


    Gary Johnson is the former two-term governor of New Mexico. He made headlines during his tenure as governor for supporting school vouchers, a freeze on all taxes, real cuts in government agency funding and the decriminalization of marijuana. In 2012, he is running for President of the United States on the Libertarian Party ticket. He will be campaigning aggressively through the fall in all 50 states.

  • Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

    The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy


    The Israel Lobby,” by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had been a taboo issue in America: the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy. Now in a work of major importance, Mearsheimer and Walt dee…

  • Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion

    Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion


    Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the …

  • Vader and Son

    Darth Vader and Son


    What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if “Luke, I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons…

  • Uprising

    Neckbeard Uprising


    A collection of essays on politics, entertainment, humanity and more from the savage mind of one of the internet’s most enduring provocateurs. TJ Kirk has risen to fame and fortune as The Amazing Atheist on YouTube. In ‘NECKBEARD UPRISING’ he offers a completely unfiltered view of some of the most controversial issues of our time.

  • the World for National Geographic

    Traveling the World for National Geographic


    “This is a story, a picture story, of two very lucky people before whom was spread out the greatest of treasures, the planet Earth. We traveled aboard a magic carpet, the one with the yellow borders, National Geographic magazine. During four decades we wandered over all the continents and left wakes across the seven seas.” — Thomas J. Abercrombie

    The Age of Discovery did not end with Columbus. Uncharted corners of the world still beckoned when Thomas J. Abercrombie began covering the …

  • Better Than BOOBS

    Things Better Than BOOBS


    Things Better than BOOBS is creative, suspenseful, sarcastic, and laughter provoking all at once. It’s hilarious and clever take-home message campaigns loudly for an agreeably timeless yet generally unspoken notion. It is a brilliant gift idea for any humorous occasion and a must have on any book shelf or coffee table where sarcasm meets intellectual wit.

  • Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?


    A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner—now in a sharp new edition with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, s…

  • Penguins Have Knees? An Imponderables Book

    Do Penguins Have Knees? An Imponderables Book


    Ponder, if you willWhat happens to your Social Security number when you die?Why are peanuts listed as an ingredient in plain M&Ms?Why is Barbie’s hair made out of nylon, but Ken’s hair is plastic?What makes up the ever-mysterious “new-car smell”?Pop-culture guru David Feldman demystifies these topics and so much more in Do Penguins Have Knees? — the unchallenged source of answers to civilization’s most perplexing questions.Part of the Imponderables® series, Do Penguins Have Knees? arms reade…

  • Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

    The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II


    In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered—a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Using extensive interviews with survivors and newly discovered documents, Iris Chang has written the definitive history of this horrifying episode.

  • An American Autopsy

    Detroit: An American Autopsy


    A New York Times Bestseller“A book full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness… Iggy Pop meets Jim Carroll and Charles Bukowski” –Kirkus, STARRED REVIEWBack in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family’s, and his own. Detroit is where his mother’s flower shop was firebombed in the pre-Halloween orgy of arson known as Devil’s Night; where his sister lost herself to the west side streets; whe…