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  • of impromptu magic

    Encyclopedia of impromptu magic


    The most comprehensive collection of close-up magic tricks using ordinary objects calling for no special apparatus, gimmicks or advanced preparation. From tricks with apples and bottle caps to tooth picks and whisk brooms, this collection offers concise and practical instructions for a wide range of fascinating magic.

  • Park: An Ideal American Town

    Elgin Park: An Ideal American Town


    The imagined city of Elgin Park, a magically realistic evocation of a midcentury American town, has captured the hearts of millions of web visitors and now appears in book form. You won’t find the town of Elgin Park on a map, but you will find it all over the web and in the media. Called an Internet phenomenon by the New York Times, Michael Paul Smith’s Flickr site has received over 20 million hits since he first posted his convincing yet dreamlike photographs of an imaginary town, inspired b…

  • Creation with Biology (Textbook Only)

    Exploring Creation with Biology (Textbook Only)


    This course is designed to be the student’s first high school science course. Typically, we recommend that the student take this course during the same year that he or she is taking Algebra 1. Exploring Creation with Biology is a college-prep biology course that provides a detailed introduction to the methods and concepts of general biology. With a strong emphasis on the vocabulary of biology, the course provides the student with a strong background in the scientific method, the five-kingdom …

  • the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty (History of Com...

    Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda versus Freedom and Liberty (History of Com…


  • To Write Groundhog Day

    How To Write Groundhog Day


    “Groundhog Day” is a hugely entertaining movie, widely considered a comedy classic and many peoples’ favorite film of all time. Did screenwriter Danny Rubin know what he was doing when he wrote it? That it would star Bill Murray and become a hit?  That it would become a touchstone for major religions? That psychologists would come to prescribe the movie to their patients?  Follow this unique screenplay’s exciting journey through agents, directors, studios, stars and the writer’s own confused …

  • Latina per se Illvstrata

    Lingva Latina per se Illvstrata, Pars 1: Familia Romana


    Entirely composed in Latin, Part I, Familia Romana, provides an excellent introduction to Latin, including the essentials of Latin grammar and a basic vocabulary of over 1500 words. The thirty-five chapters describe the life of a Roman family in the 2nd century A.D., and culminate in readings from classical poets and Donatus’s Ars Grammatica, the standard Latin school text for a millenium. Each chapter is divided into two or three lectiones (lessons) of a couple pages each followed by a gramm…

  • for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete

    Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete


    In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of U.S. National Champions and World Cup Nordic Skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston demonstrate that following a carefully designed regimen is as effective for alpinism as it is for any other endurance sport and leads to better per…

  • Wood: Accurate Results With Simple Tools

    Identifying Wood: Accurate Results With Simple Tools


    With just the naked eye and a hand lens or elementary microscopy, you will be able to identify over 180 domestic and tropical hardwoods and softwoods by following the straightforward techniques in this book. Bruce Hoadley, a professor of wood science and technology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides: an overview of the wood identification process a look at the basic anatomy of woody plants hundreds of easy-to-use charts and crystal-clear photographs and microphotographs s…

  • of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

    Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle


    We now live in two Americas. One—now the minority—functions in a print-based, literate world that can cope with complexity and can separate illusion from truth. The other—the majority—is retreating from a reality-based world into one of false certainty and magic. To this majority—which crosses social class lines, though the poor are overwhelmingly affected—presidential debate and political rhetoric is pitched at a sixth-grade reading level. In this “other America,” serious film and theater, a…

  • 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…

  • Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism

    Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, Revised Edition


    The world-famous work on the origins and development of nationalismThe full magnitude of Benedict Anderson’s intellectual achievement is still being appreciated and debated. Imagined Communities remains the most influential book on the origins of nationalism, filling the vacuum that previously existed in the traditions of Western thought. Cited more often than any other single English-language work in the human sciences, it is read around the world in more than thirty translations.Written wit…

  • Designs (Trade Marks and Symbols)

    Alphabetical Designs (Trade Marks and Symbols)


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    This award-winning contemporary classic is the survival story with which all others are compared—and a page-turning, heart-stopping adventure, recipient of the Newbery Honor.Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is on his way to visit his father when the single-engine plane in which he is flying crashes. Suddenly, Brian finds himself alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but a tattered Windbreaker and the hatchet his mother gave him as a present—and the dreadful secret that has been tearing…

  • Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition--with a new Introduction by the Author

    The Selfish Gene: 30th Anniversary Edition–with a new Introduction by the Author


    Richard Dawkins’ brilliant reformulation of the theory of natural selection has the rare distinction of having provoked as much excitement and interest outside the scientific community as within it. His theories have helped change the whole nature of the study of social biology, and have forced thousands of readers to rethink their beliefs about life. In his internationally bestselling, now classic volume, The Selfish Gene, Dawkins explains how the selfish gene can also be a subtle gene. …

  • Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking

    Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking


    Special offer: Order Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking and the 2017 companion wall calendar through and receive $15 off of the book while supplies last. See full product description below for details.   Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking is an encyclopedic treatment of cooking. Its six volumes of 2,438 pages explore the history of cuisine and explain the science of cooking in a way that’s accessible to both professional chefs and home cooks. Crea…

  • 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 …

  • & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition

    Reading & Writing Chinese: Simplified Character Edition


    This is a revised third edition of Tuttle’s Reading & Writing Chinese.This new edition focuses on the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). All 800 characters prescribed for Level A are covered here, and the 1400+ Levels B and C characters are covered concisely.All of the prescribed vocabulary for Levels A-C of the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi is included among the example compounds. Knowledge of the 2,200+ characters and 5,253+ vocabulary items …

  • Science

    Bad Science


    Ben Goldacre’s wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations. Since 2003 Dr Ben Goldacre has been exposing dodgy medical data in his popular Guardian column. In this eye-opening book he takes on the MMR hoax and misleading cosmetics ads, acupuncture and homeopathy, vitamins and mankind’s vexed relationship with all manner of ‘toxins’. Along the way, the self…

  • Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition


    What is philosophy of science (and should scientists care)?
    A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teac… more about book…

  • Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better

    The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care


    A New York Times Bestseller, with an updated explanation of the 2010 Health Reform Bill Bringing to bear his talent for explaining complex issues in a clear, engaging way, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid visits industrialized democracies around the world–France, Britain, Germany, Japan, and beyond–to provide a revelatory tour of successful, affordable universal health care systems. Now updated with new statistics and a plain-English explanation of the 2010 health care reform bi…