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- Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 21.95
Documenting his legendary performances at the 1972 Olympics—winning seven gold medals while breaking seven world records—this is the first biography to chronicle the amazing life story of renowned athlete Mark Spitz. Every aspect of his roller-coaster career is recorded, from an age-group prodigy and four-medal "flop" at the 1968 Olympics to an outstanding... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 21.95
Presenting the history of cannibalism in concert with human evolution, this account takes readers on an astonishing trip around the world and throughout history, painting the incredible, multifaceted realities of cannibalism. Focusing on how cannibalism began with the human species and how it has become an unspeakable taboo today, this study answers... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 13.99
Suffused with a unique brand of irreverent humor, this account recalls the autobiographical explorations of the most significant alternative communities, ashrams, gurus, shamans, and consciousness-raising seminars of the past 40 years. Serving as a human guinea pig for many of the most popular cutting-edge, New Age, human-potential, and spiritual... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 7.95
With nearly 200 puzzles to solve, this humorous book offers drivers, car passengers, armchair travelers, and puzzle enthusiasts ample opportunities to sharpen word skills while having fun at the same time. Merging the popular pastime of puzzle solving with a unique form of personal expression—the vanity plate—this book includes many innovative brainteasers... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2007; US$ 23.95
Blending fact with fiction and written in diary form, this unique biography of Shakespeare encapsulates his life like never before—from his views on daily events to vivid impressions of the Elizabethan era and his role within such a world. Delightfully whimsical, this distinctive life story provides answers to questions such as What was Shakespeare... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2007; US$ 11.95
Become a soldier in the war on terrorism—without having to leave the house—with this illustrated guide to patriotic protection. Answering questions like Could I be dating a terrorist? , Which minority groups should I be afraid of? , and Where can I purchase bulletproof vests in children?s sizes? , this humorous guide contains helpful advice to... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2009; US$ 21.95
Preserving the personal histories of civilians and soldiers who united to defend America during the Second World War, this oral history tells the stories of ordinary citizens who left jobs and families behind to contribute to the war effort. Chronicling the sacrifices made by otherwise average people, this keepsake features profiles and interviews... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2005; US$ 16.95
Film buffs explore the world of noir cinema in a Los Angeles context with this guide to noir films and their California settings. This book illustrates how these films use L.A.'s diverse cityscape and architecture to convey a unique vision of urban corruption and existential fatalism, in both the gritty downtown area and the outlying affluent communities... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2006; US$ 14.95
Combining the popularity of ghost stories with the traditional aspects of a park trail guide, these creepy hikes lead courageous climbers and armchair adventurers through some of the scariest, most mysterious places in North America. Thoroughly investigated, yet often tongue-in-cheek, these tales behind the trails include the chupacabra that roams... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2008; US$ 11.95
Turning the self-help genre on its head, this humorous, tongue-in-cheek guidebook satirizes modern culture as it teaches how best to self-loathe. Beginning with the basics of self-loathing, readers learn to loathe everything about themselves—including body, hair, and character—while also covering such topics as self-loathing in sex, dating, fashion,... more...