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  • A History

    Homophobia: A History


    The first comprehensive history of homophobia-from ancient Athens to the halls of Congress-this bold, original work is certain to become a classic.It is the last acceptable prejudice. In an age when racial and ethnic name-calling are viewed with distaste, and physical epithets are frowned upon, hatred of homosexuals remains rife. Now, in a tour de force of historical and literary research, Byrne Fone chronicles the evolution of homophobia through the centuries. Delving into literary sources a…

  • of the Human Heart: A Memoir

    Atlas of the Human Heart: A Memoir


    Like Jack Kerouac’s intrepid little sister, Ariel Gore spins the spirited story of a vulnerable drifter who takes refuge in the recesses of the human heart. With just a few pennies and her I Ching, a change of clothes and a one-way ticket to Hong Kong, a perceptive, searching Gore makes her way through the labyrinthine customs of Cold-War China, wanders bustling, electric Katmandu, and hunkers down in an icy London squat with a prostitute and a boyfriend on the dole. Yet it is in the calm, ve…

  • Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard

    The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton (.)


    A landmark, revelatory history of admissions from 1900 to today—and how it shaped a nationThe competition for a spot in the Ivy League—widely considered the ticket to success—is fierce and getting fiercer. But the admissions policies of elite universities have long been both tightly controlled and shrouded in secrecy. In The Chosen, the Berkeley sociologist Jerome Karabel lifts the veil on a century of admission and exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. How did the policies of our elite …

  • and Discrimination: The New Law (New Law Series)

    Equality and Discrimination: The New Law (New Law Series)


    The UK’s domestic law concerning discrimination is currently contained in five separate Acts and four sets of primary regulations, reflecting no less than six main EU Directives. The Equality Act will harmonize discrimination law and strengthen the law to support progress on equality. This Act will also strengthen the law in a number of areas, which include: placing a new duty on certain public authorities to consider socio-economic disadvantage when making strategic decisions about how to ex…

  • With Pooh: Yummy Tummy Cookie Cutter Treats : Cookie Cutters (The New Adventures of Winni...

    Cooking With Pooh: Yummy Tummy Cookie Cutter Treats : Cookie Cutters (The New Adventures of Winni…


    This perfect combination of a book and activity in a reusable box offers simpl e, step-by-step directions for making cookies on sticks, pizzas and sandwiches, edible holiday ornaments, and more. Includes a set of four character-shaped cookie cutters.

  • Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style

    Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style


    In many ways the world has never seen a First Lady like Michelle Obama. From the precedent of her race to the singularity of her style, she has been the object of immense fascination. What she says, what she does, and not least, what she wears, is scrutinized around the world.Writing at the crossroads of politics and fashion, Kate Betts explains why Michelle Obama’s style matters, and how she has helped liberate a generation of women from the false idea that style and substance are mutually e…

  • the Roses

    Screw the Roses, Send Me the Thorns: The Romance and Sexual Sorcery of Sadomasochism


    The classic guide to sadomasochism by two experienced players. This unabashed, entertaining book strips away myth, shame and fear, revealing the truth about an intense form of eroticism too long misunderstood and condemned. It is fully indexed and includes over 225 photos and illustrations, a 250-plus word glossary, appendices with over 650 contacts for SM related clubs, stores, craftspeople and literature.

  • Changed: Fifty Years of Photographing Ireland

    All Changed: Fifty Years of Photographing Ireland


    As Ireland has moved from a traditional to a modern society over the past fifty years, it has seen immense changes in attitude toward the Church, sex, relationships, property, emigration, and life in general.  Here we see the faces, the landscapes, and the lives of the recently disappeared Ireland—Jack Lynch, JFK, Grace Kelly, Dev, de Gaulle, the Troubles, folk traditions—alongside the new faces and styles of modern society.Distributed for O’Brien Press, DublinWisconsin edition for sale only …

  • Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition)

    Digital Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition)


    Crafting a perfect rendering in 3D software means nailing all the details. And no matter what software you use, your success in creating realistic-looking illumination, shadows and textures depends on your professional lighting and rendering techniques. In this lavishly illustrated new edition, Pixar’s Jeremy Birn shows you how to: Master Hollywood lighting techniques to produce professional results in any 3D application Convincingly composite 3D models into real-world environments Appl…

  • Can Negotiate Anything: The World's Best Negotiator Tells You How To Get What You Want

    You Can Negotiate Anything: The World’s Best Negotiator Tells You How To Get What You Want


    Herb Cohen believes the world is a giant negotiating table and, like it or not, you’re a negotiator. Whether you’re dealing with your spouse, boss, department store, bank manager, children, solicitor, or best friend – in every encounter with other people, negotiating is always taking place. And how well you handle those encounters determines whether you prosper happily or suffer frustration and loss. With his helpful and sensible approach Cohen shows that negotiating is a process you can unde…

  • It Takes: The Way to the White House

    What It Takes: The Way to the White House


    An American Iliad in the guise of contemporary political reportage, What It Takes penetrates the mystery at the heart of all presidential campaigns: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that makes a true candidate? As he recounts the frenzied course of the 1988 presidential race — and scours the psyches of contenders from George Bush and Robert Dole to Michael Dukakis and Gary Hart — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Richard Ben…

  • Last Navigator

    The Last Navigator


    Nonfiction account of a young American man’s sojourn in the South Pacific, on the Micronesian island of Satawal in the Caroline archipelago, studying traditional navigation with Mau Piailug, the last of the palus. It was Piailug who navigated a Polynesian vessel from Hawaii to Tahiti without compass or charts, as documented by a PBS film of the voyage. Thomas learns how to navigate by stars, wind, swell, birds, and memory. It is a story of seafaring, a dying culture, and self-discovery.

  • 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 …

  • Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity


    In today’s world, yesterday’s methods just don’t work. In Getting Things Done, veteran coach and management consultant David Allen shares the breakthrough methods for stress-free performance that he has introduced to tens of thousands of people across the country. Allen’s premise is simple: our productivity is directly proportional to our ability to relax. Only when our minds are clear and our thoughts are organized can we achieve effective productivity and unleash our creative potential. In …


    Logo, Font & Lettering Bible


    Put the power to design logos and type in your own hands!Why be a designer who must rely upon preexisting typefaces and clip art when you can become the kind of designer who creates logos, fonts and lettering of your own? Leslie Cabarga, author of the bestselling Designer’s Guide to Color Combinations, has created a textbook of type for the experienced graphics professional as well as the beginning student of design.You’ll learn how to:Create innovative logo design traditionally and on the co…

  • to Cheat at Everything: A Con Man Reveals the Secrets of the Esoteric Trade of Cheating

    How to Cheat at Everything: A Con Man Reveals the Secrets of the Esoteric Trade of Cheating, Scam…


    Gambling is more popular than ever, with multi-million dollar poker tournaments on television, gambling themed movies like Rounders gaining in popularity, and casinos opening in just about every state of the U.S. How to Cheat at Everything is a roller-coaster ride through bar bets, street hustles, carnivals, Internet fraud, big and small cons, card and dice games and more. You’ll even find the exact frauds that the NYPD regard as the most common and dangerous today, and learn top tips on how …

  • Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies

    Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, Fourth Edition


    Hailed by financial professionals worldwide as the single best guide of its kind, Valuation, Fourth Edition is thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect business conditions in today’s volatile global economy. Valuation provides up-to-date insights and practical advice on how to create, manage, and measure an organization’s value. Along with all-new case studies that illustrate how valuation techniques and principles are applied in real-world situations, this comprehensive guide has been upda…