Best of 2014

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  • and CSS: Design and Build Websites

    HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites


    A full-color introduction to the basics of HTML and CSS from the publishers of Wrox!  Every day, more and more people want to learn some HTML and CSS. Joining the professional web designers and programmers are new audiences who need to know a little bit of code at work (update a content management system or e-commerce store) and those who want to make their personal blogs more attractive. Many books teaching HTML and CSS are dry and only written for those who want to become programmers, whic…

  • Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel

    Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel


    For decades, readers throughout the world have enjoyed the marvelous stories and illustrations of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. But few know the work Geisel did as a political cartoonist during World War II, for the New York daily newspaper PM. In these extraordinarily trenchant cartoons, Geisel presents “a provocative history of wartime politics” (Entertainment Weekly). Dr. Seuss Goes to War features handsome, large-format reproductions of more than two hundred of Geisel’s…




    There was a time when the sight of a Western Union delivery boy coming up the walk filled Americans with a sense of excitement or trepidation. Between its invention in the mid-nineteenth century and its post-1960s relegation to money transfer and congratulations, the telegraph served as the primary medium for urgent messages. Telegram! collects the most poignant and revealing examples of this earliest form of instant communication.Organized into categories such as “Parents and Children,” “Hoo…

  • Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing

    A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing


    Bestselling author and acclaimed physicist Lawrence Krauss offers a paradigm-shifting view of how everything that exists came to be in the first place.“Where did the universe come from? What was there before it? What will the future bring? And finally, why is there something rather than nothing?”One of the few prominent scientists today to have crossed the chasm between science and popular culture, Krauss describes the staggeringly beautiful experimental observations and mind-bending new theo…

  • Basic Tips and Etiquette

    NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette


    New York Times BestsellerLiving in New York City for five years as a transplant from Ohio, illustrator and T-shirt designer Nathan Pyle was fascinated by the unique habits and unspoken customs New Yorkers follow to make life bearable in a city with 8 million people (and seemingly twice the number of tourists). In NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette, Pyle reveals the secrets and unwritten rules for living in and visiting New York including the answers to such burning questions as, how do I hail a cab…

  • of Steel: The Battle for Okinawa

    Typhoon of Steel: The Battle for Okinawa


    An account of the Okinawan campaign from both sides, from the initial plans and preparations to the suicide of General Ushijima on June 22, 1945, when all organized resistance ceased.

  •'s Hall

    Wizard’s Hall


    Poor Henry. It’s not enough that his mother has sent him away from home to learn magic. It’s not enough that everyone at his new school calls him Thornmallow because he’s “prickly on the outside, squishy within.” It’s not enough that the only talent he shows at Wizard’s Hall is an ability to make messes of even the simplest spells. Now, when Wizard’s Hall is threatened by a cruel sorcerer’s fearsome beast, it is up to Henry–er, Thornmallow–to figure out how to save not only his new friends …

  • Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information

    The Onion Book of Known Knowledge: A Definitive Encyclopaedia Of Existing Information


    Are you a witless cretin with no reason to live? Would you like to know more about every piece of knowledge ever? Do you have cash? Then congratulations, because just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one you will ever need: The Onion’s compendium of all things known.Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book…

  • New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus


    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets…

  • of the Form x2+ny2: Fermat

    Primes of the Form x2+ny2: Fermat, Class Field Theory, and Complex Multiplication


    An exciting approach to the history and mathematics of number theory “. . . the author’s style is totally lucid and very easy to read . . .the result is indeed a wonderful story.” —Mathematical Reviews Written in a unique and accessible style for readers of varied mathematical backgrounds, the Second Edition of Primes of the Form p = x2+ ny2 details the history behind how Pierre de Fermat’s work ultimately gave birth to quadratic reciprocity and the genus theory of quadratic forms. The book …

  • of Blood (Powder Mage series Book 1)

    Promise of Blood (Powder Mage series Book 1)


    The Age of Kings is dead . . . and I have killed it. It’s a bloody business overthrowing a king…Field Marshal Tamas’ coup against his king sent corrupt aristocrats to the guillotine and brought bread to the starving. But it also provoked war with the Nine Nations, internal attacks by royalist fanatics, and the greedy to scramble for money and power by Tamas’s supposed allies: the Church, workers unions, and mercenary forces. It’s up to a few…Stretched to his limit, Tamas is relying heavi…

  • République et l'Eglise : Images d'une querelle

    La République et l’Eglise : Images d’une querelle


  • Park: An Ideal American Town

    Elgin Park: An Ideal American Town


    The imagined city of Elgin Park, a magically realistic evocation of a midcentury American town, has captured the hearts of millions of web visitors and now appears in book form. You won’t find the town of Elgin Park on a map, but you will find it all over the web and in the media. Called an Internet phenomenon by the New York Times, Michael Paul Smith’s Flickr site has received over 20 million hits since he first posted his convincing yet dreamlike photographs of an imaginary town, inspired b…

  • Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

    The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction


    Are the deep insights of Hugo Black, William Brennan, and Felix Frankfurter that have defined our cherished Bill of Rights fatally flawed? With meticulous historical scholarship and elegant legal interpretation a leading scholar of Constitutional law boldly answers yes as he explodes conventional wisdom about the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution in this incisive new account of our most basic charter of liberty. Akhil Reed Amar brilliantly illuminates in rich detail not simply the…

  • the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty (History of Com...

    Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty (History of Com…


  • Jams

    Slow Jams


    Rare self published comic by David Choe

  • To Write Groundhog Day

    How To Write Groundhog Day


    “Groundhog Day” is a hugely entertaining movie, widely considered a comedy classic and many peoples’ favorite film of all time. Did screenwriter Danny Rubin know what he was doing when he wrote it? That it would star Bill Murray and become a hit?  That it would become a touchstone for major religions? That psychologists would come to prescribe the movie to their patients?  Follow this unique screenplay’s exciting journey through agents, directors, studios, stars and the writer’s own confused …




    Humanity flourishes in the aftermath of their destructive ways. When the Apocalypse ravaged Earth a thousand years ago, mankind paid a heavy price for their sin. To prevent future destruction, humans are now watched and guided by mysterious beings. Vincent and Lillim are in love. Ever since he found her alone and dying amid the destruction of a demon raid two years ago, they’ve been inseparable. Armed with only her name and no memories of her past, Lillim’s destiny is becoming larger than she…

  •'s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

    What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America


    With a New Afterword by the AuthorThe New York Times bestseller, praised as “hilariously funny . . . the only way to understand why so many Americans have decided to vote against their own economic and political interests” (Molly Ivins)Hailed as “dazzlingly insightful and wonderfully sardonic” (Chicago Tribune), “very funny and very painful” (San Francisco Chronicle), and “in a different league from most political books” (The New York Observer), What’s the Matter with Kansas? unra…

  • Little World of Liz Climo

    The Little World of Liz Climo


    Artist Liz Climo has charmed her fans with her comic world of whimsical animal characters, where everyone from grizzly bears, dinosaurs, rabbits, and anteaters grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. Through her comics, we discover that an armadillo can dress for Halloween, a dinosaur can be a loving parent … and a rhino can squeeze orange juice! This new collection features more than 100 of her comics, starring her beloved characters in all kinds of funny situations, from celebratin…