Miscellaneous Books

 
  • History of America i...

    Here's an idea, pick up a book and learn something. Do I sound like one of your grandparents? Good, because that generation will be the only people that know anything about history if you keep playing whatever game on your phone that adds NO MEANING TO YOUR LIFE WHATSOEVER. The History of America in 101 Objects provides a literary exhibition of, you guessed it, 101 objects that offer a "marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States." If you're truly lazy, think of it as a history picture book for your brain. Available from Smithsonian Store for $50.00, or Amazon at $31.93.

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  • Audubon Field Guide ...

    Just how much do you want the Audubon Field Guide Series? If your answer is anything other than so very much, let's discuss just what you're missing. There's 18 field guides, each one "profusely" illustrated with all the information you ever need when venturing out of doors. Each guide gives you the knowledge you need to navigate the wilderness and is conveniently sized to carry with you in a pocket or backpack. Trees, mammals, fishes, spiders, wildflowers, rocks and minerals, birds, and many more. Available as a set ($299) or individually ($19.95). 18 field guides vinyl bound 4.2" x 7.8" profusely illustrated The ultimate nature reference. "...

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  • The Art of Fixing Th...

    Very few people nowadays know how to fix things around the house, and if you're one of them, you'd do well to consider this book. 150 tips are included, from starting your car to repairing lamps and appliances. There are nice large photos that show details along with succinct descriptions with each project. A little tinkering- when you know what you're doing- can save you money on repair fees and give you the extra satisfaction of self sufficiency. So, instead of complaining about the lack of knowledge you got from your elders, read up and do it yourself. In this book, ...

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  • Tank Cig Packs

    What!? Cigarettes! No, no, no, remember that these are books, shrunken, unabridged editions in a paper cigarette box that's easy to carry around and much better for your health. And, yes, we posted these last year, but they get another shot in the spotlight because they're a crazy good gift or stocking stuffer. Available individually or in a set of 6 (see below). Tin of 6 Cig Packs, $72.00, available from The Vitrine. Titles include: Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkenss Ernest Hemingway: The Snows of Kilimanjaro & The Undefeated Franz Kafka: Metamorphosis & In The Penal Colony Rudyard Kipling:The Man Who Would Be King, ...

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  • Paravion Press

    Send a story by mail with these short works printed by Paravion Press. Each title is the size of a postcard and includes an extra page for correspondence to the recipient. Each book is sold with its own envelope for shipping. And, if you happen to be south of Greece on the island of Santorini, drop by Atlantis Books and see Paravion Press in person.

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  • Penguin THREADS Clas...

    If you've not seen the new Penguin THREADS Classics, you're in for a treat. Jillian Tamaki hand embroidered the images for these three classics and the results are pretty impressive. I remember seeing these on her blog while they were in progress and now they're finally available to buy just in time for the holidays. Of course, the books are sculptural-embossed with full wraparound images so you can fully appreciate the design, but do take a look at the actual embroidered pieces over at Jillian Tamaki. Books also available at Penguin for $16.00 each.

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  • US Constitution

    Can you name one right or freedom guaranteed by the first amendment? What about the second? Do you know what part of the government has the power to declare war? Answers below. Take the Full Civic Literacy Exam and find out how you score compared to the average citizen (and most local elected officials). If you fail, or even if you pass, think about adding this palm-sized version of the US Constitution to your mobile library. It includes the complete Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and every constitutional amendment to the present day. Also available from Amazon for $21.07. Q: Can ...

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  • Six Books of Euclid

    For anyone interested in geometry, this book is a must have. Not familiar with the name Euclid nor the images on the cover of the book? Here's some context: Oliver Byrne (c. 1810–c. 1880) translated the theorems of Greek mathematician Euclid (aka the "Father of Geometry") into colorful diagrams and figures in order to make learning easier. Considering the distinct Mondrian feel you get while examining the pages, it's remarkable that Byrne created the original edition of Euclid in 1847. More images below. For more information, visit Taschen Books.

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  • An Awesome Book

    Hrm, so this is a geared-towards-kids book, which usually isn't within the realms of what I normally would feature, but it's kind of too cute not to mention. So, there you have it. To see inside, go here. $15.00, Buy it here.

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  • Catalog: The Illustr...

    We're all familiar with mail order catalogs, and, yes, they do clog up the recycling bin, but have you ever thought about how they are documenting everything from our fashion to food styles? Catalogs from decades ago chart how we lived by what we bought, and this book gives an overview of the catalog's history, from the first Montgomery Ward book to the most recent companies. My favorite: an overview of 45 years of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book (what luxury at the time) and seeing celebrities model clothes in their pre-famous days. The background stories of how some companies began ...

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  • Sextrology

    If you're looking for a gift for someone that seems to already have everything that you can think of, maybe this will solve your dilemma?? I suppose it goes without saying, you should probably know them well enough to know if this particular book would be appropriate. 'In sophisticated, uninhibited language, Sextrology candidly explores each sign of the zodiac through a unique, wholly original astrological philosophy. Featuring brainy, frank, and fearless discussions that are sure to feed the head and tickle the funny bone if not other parts of the anatomy, the authors examine the sexual makeup of each sign ...

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