Best of 2014

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  • Photographer's Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography

    The Photographer’s Vision: Understanding and Appreciating Great Photography


    In The Photographer’s Eye, Michael Freeman showed what a photographer needs to do in the instant before the shutter is released. In the sequel, The Photographer’s Mind, he explained the way that professional photographers think a picture through before taking it. Both of these international best-sellers featured Michael’s own photography: stunning landscapes, revealing portraits, and fascinating street photography. Now, in The Photographer’s Vision, he examines the work of photography’s great…

  • of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

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


    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 …

  • the Sun Falls

    Until the Sun Falls


    In the thirteenth century the Mongol hordes swept out of Mongolia to over-run half the world. This novel follows Psin, a Mongol general, through the military campaigns in Russia and Europe, among his own family and in his own heart.

  • the Lines: An Expert Level Coloring Book

    Between the Lines: An Expert Level Coloring Book


    “Between the Lines” is no longer being printed. A new and improved coloring book by Peter “Draws” Deligdisch called “Color Me Crazy” is available for purchase on Amazon now, shipping on July 7, 2015:

  • Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

    On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen


    Harold McGee’s On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as “a minor masterpiece” when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible to which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they’re made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious.Now, for its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee has prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Coo…

  • Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales


    In his most extraordinary book, “one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to rec…

  • His Life and Universe

    Einstein: His Life and Universe


    Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling biography of Albert Einstein is now available on audio for only $14.99 and will coincide with the hardcover and audio release of his next work, Steve Jobs.How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom.Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein…

  • Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)

    Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)


    The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity. Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and …

  • Are Universities For?

    What Are Universities For?


    Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented confusion about their purpose and scepticism about their value. What Are Universities For? offers a spirited and compelling argument for completely rethinking the way we see our universities, and why we need them. Stefan Collini challenges the common claim that universities need to show that they help to make money in order to justify getting more money. Instead, he argues …

  • Vader and Son

    Darth Vader and Son


    What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if “Luke, I am your father” was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown’s delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons…

  • Earth's Biosphere: Evolution

    The Earth’s Biosphere: Evolution, Dynamics, and Change (MIT Press)


    In his latest book, Vaclav Smil tells the story of the Earth’s biosphere from its origins to its near and long-term future. He explains the workings of its parts and what is known about their interactions. With essay-like flair, he examines the biosphere’s physics, chemistry, biology, geology, oceanography, energy, climatology, and ecology, as well as the changes caused by human activity. He provides both the basics of the story and surprising asides illustrating critical but often neglected …

  • Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace

    The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace


    “The definitive and gripping account of the sometimes exhilarating, often tortured twists and turns in the Middle East peace process, viewed from the front row by one of its major players.”–Bill ClintonThe Missing Peace, published to great acclaim last year, is the most candid inside account of the Middle East peace process ever written. Dennis Ross, the chief Middle East peace negotiator in the presidential administrations of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, is that rare figure who is re…

  • the Ends of the Earth: Adventures of an Expedition Photographer

    To the Ends of the Earth: Adventures of an Expedition Photographer


    Unforgettable stories and images from America’s preeminent adventure photographer on his most challenging, exhilarating expeditions. Renowned as one of the world’s foremost expedition photographers, Gordon Wiltsie has climbed Himalayan mountains, mushed dogs on the frozen Arctic Ocean, skied in Antarctica, and hacked through the Amazon jungle to photograph the most remote reaches of the planet. For the last three decades he has accompanied many of the great modern explorers―Alex Lowe, Conrad …

  • of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit in the Second World War (Helion Studies in...

    History of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit in the Second World War (Helion Studies in…


    At the beginning of the Second World War the Nazi hierarchy had, at an early stage, fully recognized the importance of controlling the depiction of military conflict in order to ensure the continued morale of their combat troops by providing a bridge between the soldiers and their families. Promoting the use of photographic record also allowed the Nazis to exercise control over negative depictions of the war. In contrast, the British military and political decision makers were reluctant to em…

  • the Human Revolution: New Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origin and Di...

    Rethinking the Human Revolution: New Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origin and Di…


    Arising from a conference Rethinking the Human Revolution reconsiders all of the central issues in modern human behavioural, cognitive, biological and demographic origins in the light of new information and new theoretical perspectives which have emerged over the past twenty years of intensive research in this field. The 34 papers cover topics ranging from the DNA and skeletal evidence for modern human origins in Africa, through the archaeological evidence for the emergence of distinctively ‘…

  • Kampf: - Deutsch Sprache - Dies ist ungekürzte fassung (German Edition)

    Mein Kampf: – Deutsch Sprache – Dies ist ungekürzte fassung (German Edition)


    Dies ist ungekürzte Fassung Mein Kampf ist eine politisch-ideologische Programmschrift Adolf Hitlers. Sie erschien in zwei Teilen. Hitler stellte darin seinen Werdegang zum Politiker und seine Weltanschauung dar. Das Buch ist weder eine Autobiografie noch ein neues Parteiprogramm, sondern eine zweckgerichtete Kampf- und Propagandaschrift, die zum Neuaufbau der NSDAP als zentral gelenkter Partei unter Hitlers Führung dienen sollte. Der erste Band entstand in Hitlers Haftzeit 1924 und wurde ers…

  • Clear: Scientology

    Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief


    National Book Award Finalist A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—both famous and less well known—and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.At…

  • in Time

    Twins in Time


    Twins in Time is a visual adventure written in verse. It is written with children in mind, but particularly intelligent adults are welcome to come along. Twins in Time explores the classic physics question called “The Twins Paradox” in a brisk and lighthearted style.Each page is a full color painting by acclaimed children’s book illustrator, Chris Jones. The text of the story is written by Zach Weinersmith, the cartoonist who creates Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.For those who demand a bi…

  • for Everyone!

    Safecracking for Everyone!


    This book takes you from not knowing anything about safe locks to cracking your first one!

  • in History: Prostitution in Western Society

    Whores in History: Prostitution in Western Society


    Blending social history and sexual politics, this book aims to retrieve prostitution from the hands of male writers who have defined the “oldest profession” from their own point of view as the client sex. The author challenges orthodox views on prostitutes and, in this narrative account, proclaims herself on the side of the unrepentant whore, the most maligned woman in history. From the high-ranking temple whores of Egypt and the courtesans of Greece and Rome, she tells the story of the prost…