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  • Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, Second Editionby Renni Browne; Dave King

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    Hundreds of books have been written on the art of writing. Here at last is a book by two professional editors to teach writers the techniques of the editing trade that turn promising manuscripts into published novels and short stories. In this completely revised and updated second edition, Renni Browne and Dave King teach you, the writer, how to... more...

  • Table of Base and Derived Physical Quantitiesby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Students and researchers in physics, engineering and other sciences will find this compilation of tables of base and derived physical quantities invaluable. All the information included is practical, rarely used results are excluded. Great care has been taken to present all results concisely and clearly. Excellent to keep as a handy reference! If you... more...

  • Do Elephants Jump?by David Feldman

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.74

    Ponder, if you will ... Where do you find fascinating explanations for a multitude of mysteries? Why do pianos have 88 keys? How does the hole get in the needle of a syringe? Why is peanut butter sticky? Pop culture guru David Feldman demystifies these questions and much more in Do Elephants Jump? One of the Imponderables® series -- the unchallenged... more...

  • The Princeton Companion to Mathematicsby Timothy Gowers; June Barrow-Green; Imre Leader

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 99.50 US$ 90.55

    This is a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone with a serious interest in mathematics. Edited by Timothy Gowers, a recipient of the Fields Medal, it presents nearly two hundred entries, written especially for this book by some of the world's leading mathematicians, that introduce basic mathematical tools and vocabulary; trace the development of modern... more...

  • American Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Business Visionariesby Charles W Carey

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 114.00

    American Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Business Visionaries, Revised Edition profiles more than 300 important Americans from colonial times to the present. Featuring such inventors and entrepreneurs as Thomas Edison and Madame C.J. Walker, this revised resource provides in-depth information on robber barons and their counterparts as well as current... more...

  • The Ultimate Cockney Geezer's Guide to Rhyming Slangby Geoff Tibballs

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 9.86

    Would you Adam and Eve it? Over a hundred years after it was first heard on the streets of Ye Olde London Towne, Cockney rhyming slang is still going strong, and this book contains the most comprehensive and entertaining guide yet. Presented in an easy-to-read A to Z format, it explains the meaning of hundreds of terms, from old favourites such as... more...

  • The Second Book of General Ignoranceby John Lloyd; John Mitchinson

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 19.95

    From the brains behind The Book of General Ignorance comes another wonderful collection of the most outrageous, fascinating, and mind-bending facts, taking on the hugely popular form of the first book in the internationally bestselling series.   The original Book of General Ignorance was published in 2006. It has since been translated into twenty-six... more...

  • The Truth About Violenceby Robert N Golden; Fred L Peterson; Karl Larson; William McCay; Heath Dingwell; William Kane

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there were nearly 1.4 million violent crimes committed in the United States in 2008. Violence is the second leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 10 and 24. Recent incidents, such as the shootings at Virginia Tech University, highlight the need for teenagers and young adults to be... more...

  • The New York Times Presents Smarter by Sundayby The New York Times

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 6.79

    A handy, smaller, and more focused version of our popular New York Times knowledge books—organized by weekends and topic Fell asleep during history class in high school when World War II was covered? Learned the table of elements at one time but have forgotten it since ? Always wondered who really invented the World Wide Web? Here... more...

  • Usefully Uselessby Mark Hanks

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    Usefully Useless is a gloriously diverse volume dedicated to the most engrossing trivia in the world. Guaranteed to excite the curiosity and amuse, its pages are filled with the sort of remarkable information you would never learn, but will be overjoyed to discover. Each fact is irresistibly fun and fascinating - the essence of anecdote and dinner-party... more...