Best of 2016

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  • Riders

    Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘N’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood


    When the low-budget biker movie Easy Rider shocked Hollywood with its success in 1969, a new Hollywood era was born. This was an age when talented young filmmakers such as Scorsese, Coppola, and Spielberg, along with a new breed of actors, including De Niro, Pacino, and Nicholson, became the powerful figures who would make such modern classics as The Godfather, Chinatown, Taxi Driver, and Jaws. Easy Riders, Raging Bulls follows the wild ride that was Hollywood in the ’70s — an unabashed cele…




    Since the 1950s, Herman Leonard’s photographs of jazz musicians have been crucial in shaping the image of the music and the world in which it was created. Leonard’s friendships with jazz greats such as Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis gave him rare access to the innovators who made modern jazz and the places in which they made it. Leonard took his camera into the smoky clubs and after-hours sessions, to backstage parties and musicians’ apartments, to build an incomparable visual record of one …

  • Gift of Fire: Social

    A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology (4th Edition)


    A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology, 4e is ideal for courses in Computer Ethics and Computers and Society. It is also a useful reference for computer science professionals or anyone interested in learning more about computing technology and its overarching impact. Sara Baase explores the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. With a computer scientist’s…

  • and a Half: Unfortunate Situations

    Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things …


    #1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.FROM THE PUBLISHER:Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one w…

  • with Reason: Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas (Parent and Child)

    Parenting with Reason: Evidence-Based Approaches to Parenting Dilemmas (Parent and Child)


    Sometimes it feels as though everybody has an opinion on how you should bring up your child – and no two people seem to agree on how it should be done for the best! Parenting with Reason cuts through the masses of  confusing and often contradictory advice about parenting by providing hard evidence to back up the tough decisions all parents face.  Unlike many self-help guides to parenting which are based on the opinion of one author, this book is based on many findings from scientific research…

  • or Olympic: Which Ship Sank?

    Titanic or Olympic: Which Ship Sank?


    Debunking the theory that the sister ships swapped places, this book proves a switch was not possible Titanic’s older sister, the nearly identical Olympic, was involved in a serious accident in September 1911, which may have made her a liability to her owners the White Star Line. Since 1912 rumors of a conspiracy to switch the two in an elaborate insurance scam has always loomed behind the tragic story of the Titanic. Could the White Star Line have really switched the Olympic with her near id…

  •'s End: The Judy Garland Show

    Rainbow’s End: The Judy Garland Show


    Judy Garland was at the pinnacle of her career when she signed with CBS to star in a multimillion-dollar weekly television series. The Judy Garland Show immediately became the most exciting — and explosive — event of the 1963-64 television season, unleashing a storm of controversy that had still not ceased at the time of publication.The Judy Garland Show seemed sabotaged from the very beginning and became a single-season casualty. CBS plunged the program into chaos — tampering with …

  • Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief

    The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief


    An instant bestseller, The Language of God provides the best argument for the integration of faith and logic since C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity.It has long been believed that science and faith cannot mingle. Faith rejects the rational, while science restricts us to a life with no meaning beyond the physical. It is an irreconcilable war between two polar-opposite ways of thinking and living. Written for believers, agnostics, and atheists alike, The Language of God provides a testament to the…

  • Machine Design

    Precision Machine Design


    This book is a comprehensive engineering exploration of all the aspects of precision machine design – both component and system design considerations for precision machines. It addresses both theoretical analysis and practical implementation providing many real-world design case studies as well as numerous examples of existing components and their characteristics. Fast becoming a classic, this book includes examples of analysis techniques, along with the philosophy of the solution method. I…

  • of Eden: Tracing the Mystery Through History

    Dinosaurs of Eden: Tracing the Mystery Through History


    Readers of all ages will take a thrilling ride in a time machine to the past when dinosaurs lived – a ride not through millions of years, but to a time not so long ago! Filled with stunning artwork, this fun family book will transport you on a breathtaking journey through the “time-gate” of the Bible, the true history book of the universe! This captivating adventure by popular writer Ken Ham projects you back to the Garden of Eden and to the real world inhabited by dinosaurs – and to the ex…




    EXPANDED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE”The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . . ” So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of “spectacle murders.” It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year.What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible sta…

  • Trojan War: A New History

    The Trojan War: A New History


    The Trojan War is one of history’s most famous conflicts, a ten-year-long war waged over the beautiful Helen. For more than two thousand years this story has been a source of artistic inspiration. But is it true?In The Trojan War historian and classicist Barry Strauss explores the myth and the reality behind the war, from Homer’s accounts in The Iliad and The Odyssey to Heinrich Schliemann’s discovery of ancient Troy in the late nineteenth century to more recent excavations that have yielded …

  • Mormonism and the Magic World View

    Early Mormonism and the Magic World View


    In this ground-breaking book, D. Michael Quinn masterfully reconstructs an earlier age, finding ample evidence for folk magic in nineteenth-century New England, as he does in Mormon founder Joseph Smith’s upbringing. Quinn discovers that Smith’s world was inhabited by supernatural creatures whose existence could be both symbolic and real. He explains that the Smith family’s treasure digging was not unusual for the times and is vital to understanding how early Mormons interpreted developments …

  • City: The Majesty of Pigeons

    Unseen City: The Majesty of Pigeons, the Discreet Charm of Snails & Other Wonders of the Urban Wi…


    It all started with Nathanael Johnson’s decision to teach his daughter the name of every tree they passed on their walk to day care in San Francisco. This project turned into a quest to discover the secrets of the neighborhood’s flora and fauna, and yielded more than names and trivia: Johnson developed a relationship with his nonhuman neighbors.Johnson argues that learning to see the world afresh, like a child, shifts the way we think about nature: Instead of something distant and abstract, n…

  • High Cost of Free Parking

    The High Cost of Free Parking, Updated Edition


    One of APA’s most popular and influential books is finally in PAPE, with a new preface from the author on how thinking about parking has changed since this book was first published. In this no-holds-barred treatise, Shoup argues that free parking has contributed to auto dependence, rapid urban sprawl, extravagant energy use, and a host of other problems. Planners mandate free parking to alleviate congestion but end up distorting transportation choices, debasing urban design, damaging the econ…

  • Junction: U-Boat War Off America's East Coast

    Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War Off America’s East Coast, 1942 (Bluejacket Books)


    In 1942 German U-boats turned the shipping lanes off Cape Hatteras into a sea of death. Cruising up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, they sank 259 ships, littering the waters with cargo and bodies. As astonished civilians witnessed explosions from American beaches, fighting men dubbed the area “Torpedo Junction.” And while the U.S. Navy failed to react, a handful of Coast Guard sailors scrambled to the front lines. Outgunned and out-maneuvered, they heroically battled the deadliest fleet o…

  • Report Space: A Visual Reminiscence of Florida Rocket Launches from CRS-3 to Orbcomm-2 by Memb...

    We Report Space: A Visual Reminiscence of Florida Rocket Launches from CRS-3 to Orbcomm-2 by Memb…


    We Report Space is a year-long pictorial look at today’s space program at Kennedy Space Center. This book traces the crew of 37 people invited to watch the SpaceX CRS-3 mission via the NASA Social program and their future exploits. In addition to stunning launch photography, see and hear their experiences with SpaceX, Boeing, and United Launch Alliance. Take a ride on the Crawler and a trip to the roof of the Vehicle Assembly Building. Includes essays on the experiences of these normal every …

  • Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory

    After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Third Edition


    When After Virtue first appeared in 1981, it was recognized as a significant and potentially controversial critique of contemporary moral philosophy. Newsweek called it “a stunning new study of ethics by one of the foremost moral philosophers in the English-speaking world.” Since that time, the book has been translated into more than fifteen foreign languages and has sold over one hundred thousand copies. Now, twenty-five years later, the University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to release t…

  • Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past


    A full-color graphic novel by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori based on the classic video game The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past is an adaptation of the beloved, internationally bestselling video game originally released for Nintendo’s Super Entertainment System. This comic book version by Shotaro Ishinomori (Cyborg 009, Kamen Rider) was first serialized in Nintendo Power magazine and later collected into a graphic novel. Long out of print, this s…




    In 1517, Martin Luther nails his ninety-five theses to the door of Wittenburg Cathedral, and a dance of death begins between a radical Anabaptist with many names and a loyal papal spy known mysteriously as “Q.” In this brilliantly conceived literary thriller set in the chaos of the Reformation-an age devastated by wars of religion-a young theology student adopts the cause of heretics and the disinherited and finds himself pursued by a relentless papal informer and heretic hunter. What begins …