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  1. The Illustrated Doom Survival Guide

    The Illustrated Doom Survival Guide: Don't Panic!


    The Illustrated Doom Survival Guide is the definitive handbook to ensure your survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Learn More
  2. The Hidden Economy

    The Hidden Economy


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    The Context And Control Of Borderline Crime. Learn More
  3. The Glorious Deception

    The Glorious Deception


    In a biography woven from equal parts enchantment and mystery, Jim Steinmeyer unveils the secrets behind the most enigmatic performer in the history of stage magic, Chung Ling Soo, the 'Marvelous Chinese Conjurer' - a magician whose daring made his contemporary Houdini seem like the boy next door. Learn More
  4. The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book

    The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book: Singin', Praisin', Raisin'


    For almost half a century, Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution. Learn More
  5. The Feast Nearby

    The Feast Nearby: How I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week)


    Within a single week in 2009, food journalist Robin Mather found herself on the threshold of a divorce and laid off from her job at the Chicago Tribune. Forced into a radical life change, she returned to her native rural Michigan. Learn More
  6. The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions

    The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions: The Curious World of the DeMoulin Brothers and Their Fraternal Lodge Prank Machines - from Human Centipedes and Revolving Goats to Electric Carpets and Smoking Camels


    At the beginning of the twentieth century, 40 percent of American men belonged to a lodge, and they were hazing their newbies with cigar- smoking camels, spankers, and even fake guillotines. Nearly all their prank devices came from the same place: catalogs published by the DeMoulin Brothers Company from 1896 to 1930. Learn More
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    The Elements of Style Illustrated


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    The classic writing manual, The Elements of Style, has been enriched to include vibrant, witty, and instantly recognizable images by Maira Kalman in a beautiful illustrated edition. Learn More
  8. The Dark Side Of Disney

    The Dark Side Of Disney


    Utterly Unauthorized Tips, Tricks And Scams For Your WDW Vacation. Learn More
  9. The Cute Book

    The Cute Book


    This book of mascots, accessories, and clothing features works by the masters of kawaii (Japanese cute). Learn More
  10. The Coming Insurrection (original American Ed.)

    The Coming Insurrection


    Thirty years of 'crisis,' mass unemployment, and flagging growth, and they still want us to believe in the economy... We have to see that the economy is itself the crisis. It's not that there's not enough work, it's that there is too much of it. —from The Coming Insurrection Learn More
  11. The Checklist Manifesto

    The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right


    In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. Learn More
  12. The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2:

    The Big-Ass Book of Crafts 2: Bigger, Better, Sassier!


    Searching for crafty inspiration? Eager to try some new techniques? Need some more junk for your trunk? Well, look no further! Learn More
  13. The Big-Ass Book of Crafts

    The Big-Ass Book of Crafts


    More than 150 crafts to fill your home, give to friends, decorate the yard, or send to mom. Learn More
  14. The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables

    The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables: The 100 Easiest-to-Grow, Tastiest-to-Eat Vegetables for Your Garden


    Are heirloom vegetables more difficult to grow than conventional hybrids? The Beginner's Guide to Growing Heirloom Vegetables debunks this myth by highlighting the 100 heirloom vegetables that are the easiest to grow and the tastiest to eat. Learn More
  15. The Adventurer's Guide to the Outdoors

    The Adventurer's Guide to the Outdoors: 100 Essential Skills for Surviving in the Wild


    Both a fun read and a true resource of more than one hundred essential wilderness skills, this book is for readers of any age who love adventure, even from the comfort of an armchair. Learn More
  16. Teenage Rebels

    Teenage Rebels: Stories of Successful High School Activists From the Little Rock 9 to the Class of Tomorrow


    Teenage Rebels provides a glimpse into the laws, policies, and political struggles that have shaped the lives of American high school students over the last one hundred years. Learn More
  17. Technological Slavery

    Technological Slavery: The Collected Writings of Theodore J. Kaczynski, a.k.a. “The Unabomber”


    Theodore Kaczynski saw violent collapse as the only way to bring down the techno-industrial system, and in more than a decade of mail bomb terror he killed three people and injured 23 others. Learn More
  18. Taxidermy Art

    Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide to the Work, the Culture, and How to Do It Yourself


    In this collection of taxidermy art, you’ll find a winged monkey with a fez and a martini glass, a jewel-encrusted piglet, a bionic fawn, and a polar bear balancing on a floating refrigerator. Learn More
  19. Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society

    Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society


    This book will prove to be a template for pranksters, artists, adventurers and anyone interested in rampant creativity, for years to come. Tales Of The San Francisco Cacophony Society is a retelling in period images and words of the history of the most influential underground cabal that you have never heard of. Learn More
  20. Sweet Dress Book

    Sweet Dress Book: 23 Dresses of Pattern Arrangement


    Fresh from Bunka, the Japanese publisher of Pattern Magic and Drape Drape, comes this stylish book for home sewers. Sweet Dress Book comes with six patterns you can use to make 23 different stylish outfits. An entire wardrobe in one little book! Learn More
  21. Sweet & Nostalgic Designs In Japan

    Sweet And Nostalgic Designs In Japan: Handicrafts, Graphics, Architecture And More


    Pre-loved furniture, antique kimonos in vibrant patterns, dangerously seductive piece of irresistible junk: at every antique market one encounters odd yet oddly adorable items that elicit an involuntary chuckle. Learn More
  22. Sustainable Food

    Sustainable Food: How to Buy Right and Spend Less


    Wondering whether it’s worth it to splurge on the locally raised beef? What about those organic carrots? New in the Chelsea Green Guides series, Sustainable Food: How to Buy Right and Spend Less helps the average shopper navigate the choices, whether strolling the aisles of a modern supermarket or foraging at a local farmers market. Learn More
  23. Survival Without Rent

    Survival Without Rent


    This is a book to help people take back their homes that have been taken away from them by government and business. Learn More
  24. Surgical Speed Shooting

    Surgical Speed Shooting: How To Achieve High-Speed Marksmanship In A Gunfight


    Be prepared to rethink everything you know about how to shoot a handgun quickly and accurately under the extreme stress of a gunfight. Learn More
  25. Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group

    Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Group


    Ian F. Svenonius' experience as an iconic underground rock musician—playing in such highly influential and revolutionary outfits as The Make-Up and The Nation of Ulysses—gives him special insight on techniques for not only starting but also surviving a rock 'n' roll group. Learn More

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