Best of 2015

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  • booksreddit.com:How to Prove It: A Structured Approach

    How to Prove It: A Structured Approach, 2nd Edition

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    Geared to preparing students to make the transition from solving problems to proving theorems, this text teaches them the techniques needed to read and write proofs. The book begins with the basic concepts of logic and set theory, to familiarize students with the language of mathematics and how it is interpreted. These concepts are used as the basis for a step-by-step breakdown of the most important techniques used in constructing proofs. To help students construct their own proofs, this new …


  • booksreddit.com:Solutions and Other Problems

    Solutions and Other Problems

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    Allie Brosh, the “gut-bustingly funny” (NPR), award-winning, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Hyperbole and a Half, shares a new collection of autobiographical and illustrated essays.A Touchstone book. Touchstone has a great book for every reader.


  • booksreddit.com:The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity

    The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Mo…

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    Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe–it’s knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs’ combined experience in top restaurants across the country, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg present the definitive guide to creating “deliciousness” in any dish. Thousands of ingredient entries, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced, provide a treasure trove of spectacular flavor combinations. Readers will learn to wor…


  • booksreddit.com:Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity

    Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity

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    From the New York Times bestselling author of Evidence of Harm and Animal Factory―a groundbreaking scientific thriller that exposes the dark side of SeaWorld, America’s most beloved marine mammal park Death at SeaWorld centers on the battle with the multimillion-dollar marine park industry over the controversial and even lethal ramifications of keeping killer whales in captivity. Following the story of marine biologist and animal advocate at the Humane Society of the US, Naomi Rose, Kirby te…


  • booksreddit.com:The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future

    The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future

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    Americans are over-regulated and over-taxed. When regulation escalates, the result is an increase in regulators. In other words, bigger government is required to enforce the greater degree of regulation. Bigger government means bigger budgets and higher taxes. More simply doesn’t mean better. A perfect example is the entire global warming, climate-change issue, which is an effort to dramatically and hugely increase regulation of each of our lives and business, and to raise our cost of living …


  • booksreddit.com:Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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    Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Du…


  • booksreddit.com:The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

    The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

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    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as “brave and bold,” this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” By targeting bla…


  • booksreddit.com:Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

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    “One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year….Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting.”―Entertainment WeeklyStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers―some willingly, some unwittingly―have been involved in science’s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing s…


  • booksreddit.com:Trust Me

    Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

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    You’ve seen it all before. A malicious online rumor costs a company millions. A political sideshow derails the national news cycle and destroys a candidate. Some product or celebrity zooms from total obscurity to viral sensation. What you don’t know is that someone is responsible for all this. Usually, someone like me. I’m a media manipulator. In a world where blogs control and distort the news, my job is to control blogs-as much as any one person can. In today’s culture… 1) Blogs like Gawk…


  • booksreddit.com:No More Mr Nice Guy

    No More Mr Nice Guy

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    Originally published as an e-book that became a controversial media phenomenon, No More Mr. Nice Guy! landed its author, a certified marriage and family therapist, on The O’Reilly Factor and the Rush Limbaugh radio show. Dr. Robert Glover has dubbed the “Nice Guy Syndrome” trying too hard to please others while neglecting one’s own needs, thus causing unhappiness and resentfulness. It’s no wonder that unfulfilled Nice Guys lash out in frustration at their loved ones, claims Dr. Glover. He exp…


  • booksreddit.com:In Food We Trust: The Politics of Purity in American Food Regulation (At Table)

    In Food We Trust: The Politics of Purity in American Food Regulation (At Table)

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    One of the great myths of contemporary American culture is that the United States’ food supply is the safest in the world because the government works to guarantee food safety and enforce certain standards on food producers, processors, and distributors. In reality U.S. food safety administration and oversight have remained essentially the same for more than a century, with the Pure Food and Drug Act and the Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 continuing to frame national policy despite drama…


  • booksreddit.com:As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

    As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl

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    In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender. The case would become one of the most famous in modern medicine—and a total failure. As Nature Made Him tells the extraordinary story of David Reimer, who, when finally informed of his medical history, made the decision to live as a male. A macabre tale of medical arrogance, it is first and foremost a human drama of one man's—and one family'…


  • booksreddit.com:Report from Engine Co. 82

    Report from Engine Co. 82

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    From his bawdy and brave fellow firefighters to the hopeful, hateful, beautiful and beleaguered residents of the poverty-stricken district where he works, Dennis Smith tells the story of a brutalising yet rewarding profession.


  • booksreddit.com:The Boer War

    The Boer War

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    The war declared by the Boers on 11 October 1899 gave the British, as Kipling said, ‘no end of a lesson’. It proved to be the longest, the costliest, the bloodiest and the most humiliating campaign that Britain fought between 1815 and 1914. Thomas Pakenham has written the first full-scale history of the war since 1910. His narrative is based on first-hand and largely unpublished sources ranging from the private papers of the leading protagonists to the recollections of survivors from both si…


  • booksreddit.com:The Giant Airships (Epic of Flight)

    The Giant Airships (Epic of Flight)

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    A fantastic and very desireable book in wonderful condition. This is something to complete your library. This book and the others listed are all from a private library. Ready for holiday gifting!


  • booksreddit.com:The Bogleheads' Guide to Investing

    The Bogleheads’ Guide to Investing

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    The irreverent guide to investing, Boglehead style The Boglehead’s Guide to Investing is a DIY handbook that espouses the sage investment wisdom of John C. Bogle. This witty and wonderful book offers contrarian advice that provides the first step on the road to investment success, illustrating how relying on typical “common sense” promoted by Wall Street is destined to leave you poorer. This updated edition includes new information on backdoor Roth IRAs and ETFs as mainstream buy and hold inv…


  • booksreddit.com:True Light: A

    True Light: A, superior, take, unto, the, premier, haloing, of, tenuation. Readily, available, Tr…

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    THE IDEAL, ON, TRUE LIGHT. IMPRESSES UPON THE READER, THE, ALL, ATONED, IMPORTANCE, RESTING, UPON, THE, FORMATTED, NUANCE, APPLICABLE, OF, ORATIONS, IN, GENUINE.


  • booksreddit.com:Coloring for Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book

    Coloring for Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book

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    Two veterans of offbeat Internet humor hilariously combine the mindless fun of children’s coloring books with the mind-numbing realities of modern adult life With over 200 comedy videos and 75 million Youtube views to their credit, Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen know how to make people laugh. Their YouTube video, “Hipster Olympics” racked up nearly three million hits and quickly attained worldwide cult status, which led to opportunities to create original content for Comedy Central, MTV, Colleg…


  • booksreddit.com:Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer

    Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and…

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    A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities.America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they’re dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hid…


  • booksreddit.com:Flat Earth News: An Award-Winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood

    Flat Earth News: An Award-Winning Reporter Exposes Falsehood, Distortion and Propaganda in the Gl…

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    After years of working as a respected journalist, Nick Davies broke the unwritten rule of the media by investigating the practices of his fellow colleagues. In this eye-opening exposé, Davies uncovers an industry awash in corruption and bias. His findings include the story of a prestigious Sunday newspaper that allowed the CIA to plant fiction in its columns; the newsroom that routinely rejects stories about black people; the respected paper that hired a professional fraudster to set up a fro…