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  1. Ask Click and Clack

    Ask Click and Clack Answers from Car Talk

    By Tom and Ray Magliozzi

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    What's the perfect car for a pizza guy? Does that "Check Engine" light indicate a bona fide problem? And, should a teenager drive a minivan? The hilarious hosts of NPR's Car Talk answer all your car conundrums. For more than two decades, the Tapp...


  2. Obsessed with GOLF

    Obsessed with GOLF

    By David Shedloski,and Alex Miceli

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    Obsessed with GOLF is the latest offering in the series of addictive computer asked-and-answered trivia questions. This comprehensive yet compact book offers more than 2,500 questions that engage and challenge even the greatest golf fan. Each spr...


  3. Stalefish

    Stalefish Skateboard Culture from the Rejects Who Made It

    By Sean Mortimer,Foreword by Tony Hawk

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    How is professional skateboarding different from, say, professional golfing? More scabs, for one. And is skateboarding actually a sport? In Stalefish, veteran journalist and former pro skater Sean Mortimer interviews Rodney Mullen, Steve Olson, T...


  4. How to Cheat in Sports

    How to Cheat in Sports Professional Tricks Exposed!

    By Scott Ostler,Foreword by Rick Reilly

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    It's no secret that pro athletes cheat. But how exactly do they do it? Original interviews with former professional athletes and coaches reveal step-by-step instructions and technical drawings on how to throw a spitball, become an unblockable linebacker,...


  5. The Concrete Dragon

    The Concrete Dragon China's Urban Revolution and What it Means for the World Princeton Architectural Press

    By Thomas J. Campanella

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    China is the most rapidly urbanizing nation in the world, with an urban population that may well reach one billion within a generation. Over the past 25 years, surging economic growth has propelled a construction boom unlike anything the world has ever se...


  6. Bad Sex

    Bad Sex We Did It, So You Won't Have To

    True stories by the writers of Nerve.com

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    Everyone's had it. But for some reason very few want to talk about it. Very few, that is, except the writers at Nerve.com.They've had some pretty bad sex and they have no problem kissing and telling. The stories in this unprecedented collection feature...


  7. San Francisco Ballet at Seventy-Five

    San Francisco Ballet at Seventy-Five

    By Janice Ross,Preface by Brigitte Lefvre,Foreword by Allan Ulrich

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    Long renowned as one of the world's preeminent ballet companies, San Francisco Ballet marks its seventy-fifth anniversary with a stunningly beautiful retrospective. Replete with intimate portraits of the dancers and behind-the-scenes contributors, this bo...


  8. You Know You're a Writer When . . .

    You Know You're a Writer When . . .

    By Adair Lara

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    You know you're a writer when. . . You'll never forgive your parents for your happy childhood.. . . The doctor tells you that you have terminal cancer and you think, "I can use this.". . . You accidentally sign a check with your pen n...


  9. Water is Key

    Water is Key A Better Future for Africa Balcony Press

    By Gil Garcetti

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    Of all the many challenges facing the inhabitants of the African continent, there is one elemental need regularlyoverlooked by the industrialized world. Award-winning photographer Gil Garcetti has created an important visual document intended to show th...


  10. Sightings

    Sightings Extraordinary Encounters with Ordinary Birds

    By Sam Keen,Illustrations by Mary Woodin

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    Sam Keen, the New York Times best-selling author of Fire in the Belly, has spent a lifetime reflecting on nature. In Sightings, a collection of essays, bird watching forms the basis for observations spiritual and soulful, witty and wi...


  11. Writer's Workshop in a Book

    Writer's Workshop in a Book The Squaw Valley Community of Writers on the Art of Fiction

    Introduction by Richard Ford,Edited by Alan Cheuse,and Lisa Alvarez

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    Since 1969, the prestigious Squaw Valley Community of Writers has helped develop the art and craft of many who are now household names. Instructors such as Michael Chabon, Mark Childress, Diane Johnson, Anne Lamott, Robert Stone, and Amy Tan have distille...


  12. The Writer's Toolbox

    The Writer's Toolbox Creative Games and Exercises for Inspiring the "Write" Side of Your Brain

    By Jamie Cat Callan

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    Designed by a longtime creative writing teacher, this innovative kit includes a 64-page booklet filled with exercises and instructions that focus on a "right-brain" approach to writing. Sixty exercise sticks, First Sentences, Non Sequiturs, and Last Straws,


  13. The Suburbanization of New York

    The Suburbanization of New York Is the World's Greatest City Becoming Just Another Town? Princeton Architectural Press

    Edited by Jerilou Hammett,and Kingsley Hammett,Photographs by Martha Cooper

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    The city that never sleeps also never stops changing. And while New Yorkers are renowned for theirtrendsetting, this thought-provoking book argues that New York City itself has become a follower rather than a leader. Once-distinctive streets and neighbo...


  14. The Aviation Book

    The Aviation Book A Survey of the World's Aircraft

    By Fia O Caoimh

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    In an incredible combination of personal passion and exhaustive research, Fia O Caoimh presents a visual encyclopedia of aircraft, with special emphasis on obscure or forgotten planes. In exquisite illustrations of planes and helicopters, each accompanied...


  15. The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: History

    The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: History

    By Joshua Piven,and David Borgenicht,and Piers Marchant,and Melissa Wagner

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    Best-seller history repeats itself with this dynamic new "almanac" format that broadens the scope and content of the Worst-Case Scenario handbooks. The Worst-Case Scenario Almanac: History offers step-by-step illustrated scenarios on how to...


  16. The No Plot? No Problem! Novel-Writing Kit

    The No Plot? No Problem! Novel-Writing Kit

    By Chris Baty

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    Aspiring novelists don't need an MFA in creative writing, a book agent, an airtight plot, or a winsome cast of characters to get a novel writtenthey don't even need to know what they're doing. All that's needed is a little determination and this high-oct...


  17. The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned

    The Earth Shook, The Sky Burned 100th Anniversary EditionA Photographic Record of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

    By William Bronson

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  18. Five Flights Up and Other New York Apartment Stories

    Five Flights Up and Other New York Apartment Stories Princeton Architectural Press

    By Toni Schlesinger

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    A flop house, a pumping station, a maid's room, a homeless center, a former brothel, a Richard Meier building, a circus trailer, a sail boat, a skyscraper, buildings named Esther and Lorainejust a few of the places New Yorkers call home. For the pa...


  19. The World's Worst

    The World's Worst A Guide to the Most Disgusting, Hideous, Inept, and Dangerous People, Places, and Things on Earth

    By Mark Frauenfelder

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    Bookstore shelves are lined with tomes dedicated to the finest things that life has to offer. This is all well and good, but the real entertainment is to be found not in the cream of the crop, but at the bottom of the barrel. The World's Worst is a...


  20. Noa Noa

    Noa Noa The Tahiti Journal of Paul Gauguin

    By Paul Gauguin,Translated by O.F. Theis,Introduction by Somerset Maugham,Edited by John Miller

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    In 1894, Paul Gauguin left what he considered to be a culturally bereft Europe to live an unfettered life in a tropical paradiseTahiti. It was there that he produced some of his most beautiful and best-known paintings, as well as another masterpiece: thi...


  21. Master Selling, Maximize Success

    Master Selling, Maximize Success Effective Strategies for Realizing Your Goals

    By Kristina Susac

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    Any great salesperson will tell you that mastering the fundamentals is the key to sales success. This latest addition to the Positive Business series is a comprehensive guide to every aspect of selling. Expert consultant Kristina Susac's unique app...


  22. Scarred for Life

    Scarred for Life Eleven Stories About Skateboarders

    By Keith David Hamm

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    Skateboarding is a means of transport, a pastime, a lifestyle, an artful expression, and an ethos. Some even call it a sport. But until now, the scene has lacked an appropriate -- and accessible -- tribute. Scarred for Life is an intimate, you-are-...


  23. No Plot? No Problem!

    No Plot? No Problem! A Low-Stress, High-Velocity Guide to Writing a Novel in 30 Days

    By Chris Baty

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    Chris Baty, motivator extraordinaire and instigator of a wildly successful writing revolution, spells out the secrets of writingand finishinga novel. Every fall, thousands of people sign up for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which Baty founde...


  24. Poker

    Poker Bluffs, Bets, and Bad Beats

    By A. Alvarez

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    A smoke-filled room. The clink of chips breaking the silence of furious concentration. The occasional muttering of "check," "raise," and "fold," as staggering amounts are wagered on a simple hand of five cards. In this new paperback edition, acclaimed wri...


  25. So - You Want to Be an Innkeeper

    So - You Want to Be an Innkeeper The Definitive Guide to Operating a Successful Bed and Breakfast Inn, Fourth Edition, Revised and Expanded

    By Mary E. Davies,and Pat Hardy,and Jo Ann M. Bell,and Susan Brown

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    With over 70,000 copies sold, this must-have guide has proven itself the best and most reliable source of information for aspiring innkeepers. Highly recommended by the Professional Association of Innkeepers International, it presents the facts from the i...


  26. You Are Here

    You Are Here Personal Geographies and Other Maps of the Imagination Princeton Architectural Press

    Edited by Katharine Harmon

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    Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deepseated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not just show continents and oceans: there are maps to heaven and hell; to happiness and despair; maps of moods, matrim...


  27. Normal Is Just a Setting on the Dryer

    Normal Is Just a Setting on the Dryer And Other Lessons from the Real Real World

    By Adair Lara

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    We could all use some advice now and then. When the self-help books just aren't helping, it's time to call in the experts: real people. San Francisco Chronicle columnist Adair Lara polled her readers for life lessons learned through experience, receiving...


  28. Chavez Ravine: 1949

    Chavez Ravine: 1949 A Los Angeles Story

    By Don Normark

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    In 1949, photographer Don Normark walked up into the hills of Los Angeles, looking for a good view. Instead, he found Chavez Ravine, a ramshackle Mexican-American neighborhood tucked away in Elysian Park like a poor mans Shangri-la. Enchanted, he staye...


  29. Minimize Stress, Maximize Success

    Minimize Stress, Maximize Success Effective Strategies for Realizing Your Goals

    By Clare Harris

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    Each year US businesses lose an estimated 300 million working days to stress-related illnesses. Minimize Stress, Maximize Success is a practical and fully illustrated guide for people who don't want to be part of that figure. Consultant Clare Harri...


  30. Negotiate for Success

    Negotiate for Success Effective Strategies for Realizing Your Goals

    By Juliet Nierenberg,and Irene S. Ross

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    Looking for a raise, setting staff performance goals, finalizing a business contract - every day each of us draws upon our negotiation skills. In this book, Juliet Nierenberg, a director of New York's Negotiation Institute, and attorney Irene S. Ross, who...


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