Best of 2011

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  • Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

    Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human


    Ever since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. But in Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is the result of cooking. In a groundbreaking theory of our origins, Wrangham shows that the shift from raw to cooked foods was the key factor in human evolution. When our ancestors adapted to using fire, humanity began. Once our hominid ancestors bega…

  • the F**k to Sleep

    Go the F**k to Sleep


    “Nothing has driven home a certain truth about my generation, which is approaching the apex of its childbearing years, quite like this.”–The New Yorker”A parenting zeitgeist”–Washington Post”A hilarious take on that age-old problem: getting the beloved child to go to sleep.”–National Public Radio”A new Bible for weary parents”–New York Times”Resonates powerfully with almost everyone”–Boston Globe”Go the F*** to Sleep challenges stereotypes, opens up prototypes, and acknowledges that shar…

  • Game AI By Example (Wordware Game Developers Library)

    Programming Game AI By Example (Wordware Game Developers Library)


    Programming Game AI by Example provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to the “bread and butter” AI techniques used by the game development industry, leading the reader through the process of designing, programming, and implementing intelligent agents for action games using the C++ programming language. Techniques covered include state- and goal-based behavior, inter-agent communication, individual and group steering behaviors, team AI, graph theory, search, path planning and op…

  • Bro Code

    The Bro Code


    Everyone’s life is governed by an internal code of conduct. Some call it morality. Others call it religion. But Bros in the know call this holy grail The Bro Code. Historically a spoken tradition passed from one generation to the next, the official code of conduct for Bros appears here in its published form for the first time ever. By upholding the tenets of this sacred and legendary document, any dude can learn to achieve Bro-dom.

  • Sound Reinforcement Handbook

    The Sound Reinforcement Handbook


    (Yamaha Products). Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. The book features information on both the audio theory involved and the practical applications of that theory, explaining everything from microphones to loudspeakers. This revised edition features almost 40 new pages and is even easier to follow with the addition o…

  • of Play: Game Design Fundamentals (MIT Press)

    Rules of Play: Game Design Fundamentals (MIT Press)


    As pop culture, games are as important as film or television — but game design has yet to develop a theoretical framework or critical vocabulary. In Rules of Play Katie Salen and Eric Zimmerman present a much-needed primer for this emerging field. They offer a unified model for looking at all kinds of games, from board games and sports to computer and video games. As active participants in game culture, the authors have written Rules of Play as a catalyst for innovation, filled with new con…

  • Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World.

    Beyond Fear: Thinking Sensibly About Security in an Uncertain World.


    Many of us, especially since 9/11, have become personally concerned about issues of security, and this is no surprise. Security is near the top of government and corporate agendas around the globe. Security-related stories appear on the front page everyday. How well though, do any of us truly understand what achieving real security involves?In Beyond Fear, Bruce Schneier invites us to take a critical look at not just the threats to our security, but the ways in which we’re encouraged to think…

  • Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

    The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution


    Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, The God Delusion, which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller The Selfish Gene. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack against proponents of “Intelligent Design” in his latest New York Times bestseller, The Greatest Show on Earth. “Intelligent Design” is being taught in our schools; educators are being asked to “teach the controversy” behind…

  • Dinosaurs of the World: A Complete Illustrated Guide

    Predatory Dinosaurs of the World: A Complete Illustrated Guide


  • The First Three Thousand Years

    Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years


    The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of The Reformation returns with the definitive history of Christianity for our time Once in a generation a historian will redefine his field, producing a book that demands to be read-a product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill. Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Christianity is such a book. Breathtaking in ambition, it ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers the world, following the three main strands of th…

  • Math Primer For Graphics and Game Development (Wordware Game Math Library)

    3D Math Primer For Graphics and Game Development (Wordware Game Math Library)


    3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development covers fundamental 3D math concepts that are especially useful for computer game developers and programmers. The authors discuss the mathematical theory in detail and then provide the geometric interpretation necessary to make 3D math intuitive. Working C++ classes illustrate how to put the techniques into practice, and exercises at the end of each chapter help reinforce the concepts. This book explains basic concepts such as vectors, coordinat…

  • Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical

    Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion


    Foreword by Michael Shermer, Ph.D. Contributors include Richard Dawkins, Penn Jillette, and Julia Sweeney. A large and growing number of parents are choosing to raise their kids without religion. In Parenting Beyond Belief, Dale McGowan celebrates the freedom that comes with raising kids without formal indoctrination and advises parents on the most effective way to raise freethinking children. With advice from educators, doctors, psychologists, and philosophers as well as wisdom from everyday…

  • White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others

    The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others


    Do you find yourself attracted to people who are helpless, vulnerable, or damaged, or feel like you always end up taking care of your romantic partners? If you fall into this relationship pattern, you’re likely a white knight-a person who tends to seek out partners who need rescuing. White knights hope to receive admiration, validation, or love from their partners, but ultimately end up cheating themselves out of emotionally healthy relationships. Ready to come to your own rescue? The White …

  • Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire

    Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire


    Is love “blind” when it comes to gender? For women, it just might be. This unsettling and original book offers a radical new understanding of the context-dependent nature of female sexuality. Lisa M. Diamond argues that for some women, love and desire are not rigidly heterosexual or homosexual but fluid, changing as women move through the stages of life, various social groups, and, most important, different love relationships. This perspective clashes with traditional views of sexual orientat…

  • Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

    An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales


    To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. These men, women, and one extraordinary child emerge as brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose conditions have not so much debilitated them as ushered them into another reality.

  • No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse

    Victims No Longer: Men Recovering from Incest and Other Sexual Child Abuse


    For millions of men who are survivors of childhood sexusal abuse, this ground-breaking work offers hope, understanding and essential advice experience advice for healing. Written by a nationally recognized expert on recovery for male survivors, Victim No Longer addresses survivor with compassion, intelligence, and respect, and helps them to:Identify and validate their childhood experiencesExplore strategies of survival and healingWork through issues such as trust, intimacy, and sexualityEstab…

  • The Random Anonymity Culture And A New Direction For Anonymous

    /b/: The Random Anonymity Culture And A New Direction For Anonymous


    This book is a detailed analysis and manifesto for the internet subculture known only as /b/. It highlights the many aspects of its members, detailing their activities (trolling, hacking, CP, DDoS attacks, religious scrutiny, and their massive influence on modern culture). “/b/” offers the current problems with its platform and undertakings, while also considering its positive aspects on the search to freedom and power-in-anonymity. It is written from the perspective of a /b/tard, who, while …

  • The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America

    Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America


    Redemption is the story of animal sheltering in the United States, a movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the ‘No Kill’ movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.

  • Brief History of Time

    A Brief History of Time


    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends?Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks…

  • Bull Racing F 1 Car: An Insight into the Technology

    Red Bull Racing F 1 Car: An Insight into the Technology, Engineering, Maintenance and Operation o…


    After the closest-fought season in F1 history, Sebastian Vettel became the youngest-ever World Champion. His car, the Red Bull RB6, the work of a team led by legendary F1 designer Adrian Newey, was the envy of the paddock, proving to be consistently faster than its rivals over the season. In this fascinating book, the Red Bull RB6 receives the Haynes Manual treatment, providing an unprecedented insight into the design, technology and engineering of an F1 car as well as the inner workings of R…