Best of 2013

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  • booksreddit.com:The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones): Maps from King's Landing to Across the Narrow Sea

    The Lands of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones): Maps from King’s Landing to Across the Narrow Sea

    750

    The adventure that began with A Game of Thrones comes to life in twelve separate full-color maps, stunningly illustrated and ideal for framing. The perfect gift for fans everywhere, this is the definitive dragon’s-eye view they’ve been dying to see.   George R. R. Martin’s beloved series is bursting with a variety and richness of landscapes—from bitter tundra to arid wasteland and everything in between—that provide a sense of scale unrivaled in contemporary fantasy. Now this dazzling set of m…


  • booksreddit.com:C++ Primer (5th Edition)

    C++ Primer (5th Edition)

    750

    Bestselling Programming Tutorial and Reference Completely Rewritten for the New C++11 Standard   Fully updated and recast for the newly released C++11 standard, this authoritative and comprehensive introduction to C++ will help you to learn the language fast, and to use it in modern, highly effective ways. Highlighting today’s best practices, the authors show how to use both the core language and its standard library to write efficient, readable, and powerful code.   C++ Primer, Fi…


  • booksreddit.com:Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths

    Modern Japanese Swords and Swordsmiths

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    The lineage of the Japanese sword can be traced back over a thousand years, and throughout its long history the sword has emerged as one of Japan’s most durable cultural assets. Part of its mythical appeal lies in the unique harmony of its historical roles as deadly hand-held weapon, embodiment of the samurai spirit, and powerful symbol of warfare.The types of sword that have been made, their forging methods, and the styles of blade have been influenced by historical events and shaped by deve…


  • booksreddit.com:Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration

    Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration

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    In Upper Bunkies Unite: And Other Thoughts On the Politics of Mass Incarceration author Andrea James takes a critical look at the politics and policies resulting in mass incarceration within the United States. From her professional experience as a former criminal defense lawyer, and her personal experience as a formerly incarcerated woman, James provides a more accurate portrait of who is in our prisons and the destructive outcome of politics that support a failed drug war and exhaust resourc…


  • booksreddit.com:Old Man's War

    Old Man’s War

    745

    John Perry did two things on his 75th birthday. First he visited his wife’s grave. Then he joined the army.The good news is that humanity finally made it into interstellar space. The bad news is that planets fit to live on are scarce―and alien races willing to fight us for them are common. So: we fight. To defend Earth, and to stake our own claim to planetary real estate. Far from Earth, the war has been going on for decades: brutal, bloody, unyielding.Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of…


  • booksreddit.com:Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

    Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting

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    THE book to own if you want to understand lighting! Light Science and Magic more than just provides set examples for photographers to follow. This international bestseller provides photographers with a comprehensive theory of the nature and principles of light to allow individual photographers to use lighting to express their own creativity. It will show you how to light the most difficult subjects such as surfaces, metal, glass, liquids, extremes (black-on-black and white-on-white), and peop…


  • booksreddit.com:Cookin' with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price

    Cookin’ with Coolio: 5 Star Meals at a 1 Star Price

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    THERE’S ONLY ONE THING THAT COOLIO’S BEEN DOING LONGER THAN RAPPING: COOKING Coolio started making thirty-minute meals when he was ten years old and has since developed a whole new cuisine: Ghetto Gourmet. His recipes are built around solid comfort foods with a healthy twist that don’t break the bank. Start your Ghetto Gourmet adventure with some “Soul Rolls,” follow-up with “Finger-Lickin’, Rib-Stickin’, Fall-Off-the-Bone-and-into-Your-Mouth Chicken,” and fi nish off with “Banana Ba-ba-b…


  • booksreddit.com:Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

    Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

    729

    Intriguing stories of how people have died in Yellowstone warn about the many dangers that exist there and in wild areas in general.


  • booksreddit.com:Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

    Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base

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    Area 51It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn’t exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada’s desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades. Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing…


  • booksreddit.com:Daddy's Roommate (Alyson Wonderland)

    Daddy’s Roommate (Alyson Wonderland)

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    This story’s narrator begins with his parent’s divorce and continues with the arrival of “someone new at Daddy’s house.” The new arrival is male. This new concept is explained to the child as “just one more kind of love.” The text is suitably straightforward, and the format–single lines of copy beneath full-page illustrations–easily accessible to the intended audience.


  • booksreddit.com:The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

    The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger

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    It is a well-established fact that in rich societies the poor have shorter lives and suffer more from almost every social problem. The Spirit Level, based on thirty years of research, takes this truth a step further. One common factor links the healthiest and happiest societies: the degree of equality among their members. Further, more unequal societies are bad for everyone within them-the rich and middle class as well as the poor. The remarkable data assembled in The Spirit Level exposes sta…


  • booksreddit.com:Lynchings in Duluth

    Lynchings in Duluth

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    On the evening of June 15, 1920, in Duluth, Minnesota, three young black men, accused of the rape of a white woman, were pulled from their jail cells and lynched by a mob numbering in the thousands. Yet for years the incident was nearly forgotten. This updated, second edition of The Lynchings in Duluth includes a new preface by the author, additional research and notes, and suggestions for further reading.”This account of racial violence in the early twentieth century is a genuinely startling…


  • booksreddit.com:Pick Me : Breaking Into Advertising and Staying There

    Pick Me : Breaking Into Advertising and Staying There

    710

    Advertising is a fantastic industry, but actually getting a job (or even your foot in the door) can seem next to impossible. Whether you’re a student or a young professional loaded with questions, this one-of-a-kind guide shows you how to land a job and how to thrive once you’re in and the pressure is on. Authors Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin are seasoned creative directors and longtime creative partners. In Pick Me, these industry leaders answer your toughest ad career questions, like: Is ad…


  • booksreddit.com:How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time

    How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time

    697

    Everything needed to brew beer right the first time. Presented in a light-hearted style without frivolous interruptions, this authoritative text introduces brewing in a easy step-by-step review.


  • booksreddit.com:Understanding Exposure

    Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera

    690

    With more than 350,000 copies sold, Understanding Exposure has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photographers. Now updated with current technologies, more than one hundred new images, and an all-new chapter, this new edition will inspire you more than ever to free yourself from “auto” and create the pictures you truly want. In his trademark easy-to-understand style, author Bryan Peterson explains the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, including how to a…


  • booksreddit.com:Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability

    Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, 2nd Edition

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    Five years and more than 100,000 copies after it was first published, it’s hard to imagine anyone working in Web design who hasn’t read Steve Krug’s “instant classic” on Web usability, but people are still discovering it every day.  In this second edition, Steve adds three new chapters in the same style as the original: wry and entertaining, yet loaded with insights and practical advice for novice and veteran alike.  Don’t be surprised if it completely changes the way you think about W…


  • booksreddit.com:The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey

    The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey

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    The state is often ascribed a special sort of authority, one that obliges citizens to obey its commands and entitles the state to enforce those commands through threats of violence. This book argues that this notion is a moral illusion: no one has ever possessed that sort of authority.


  • booksreddit.com:Empty Cradle: Surviving the Death of Your Baby

    Empty Cradle: Surviving the Death of Your Baby

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    Deborah Davis, Ph.D., encourages grieving and makes suggestions for coping. Incisive comments from parents who have suffered through the death of a baby convincingly relay this message: “You are not alone and you can survive.”


  • booksreddit.com:Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

    Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

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    The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have …