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The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky
The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky

Frustrated by the lack of well-written essays on software engineering, Joel Spolsky (of www.joelonsoftware.com fame) has put together a collection of his favorite writings on the topic.

With a nod to both the serious and funny sides of technical writing, The Best Software Writing I: Selected and Introduced by Joel Spolsky is an...

The Sailor King: The life of King William IV
The Sailor King: The life of King William IV
Of all the British monarchs who have claimed they ruled the seas, just one, King William IV, has been a truly professional seafarer.

Known as the ‘Sailor King’ in his own lifetime, he saw himself as a naval officer who happened to become the sovereign, rather than a monarch who had been a naval
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Steal This Computer Book 3: What They Won't Tell You About the Internet
Steal This Computer Book 3: What They Won't Tell You About the Internet
This offbeat, non-technical book looks at what hackers do, how they do it, and how you can protect yourself. This edition also covers rootkits, spyware, web bugs, identity theft, hacktivism, wireless hacking (wardriving), biometrics, and firewalls.

WARNING: This book is not to be used for hacking into government computers, shutting...

The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons
The Encyclopedia of Animated Cartoons
In the beginning (this was the 1960s for me), Saturday mornings existed for the sole purpose of watching cartoons. Before my brother and I were allowed to turn on the TV the only rule was that our beds had to be made, our breakfast eaten (Quisp! cereal) and our teeth brushed. Of course, we were up at the crack of dawn so as to not miss a thing....
Land of Lisp: Learn to Program in Lisp, One Game at a Time!
Land of Lisp: Learn to Program in Lisp, One Game at a Time!

Lisp has been hailed as the world's most powerful programming language, but its cryptic syntax and academic reputation can be enough to scare off even experienced programmers. Those dark days are finally over—Land of Lisp brings the power of functional programming to the people!

With his brilliantly...

The Physics of Superheroes
The Physics of Superheroes
If superheroes stepped off the comic book page or silver screen and into reality, could they actually work their wonders in a world constrained by the laws of physics? How strong would Superman have to be to “leap tall buildings in a single bound”? Could Storm of the X-Men possibly control the weather? And how many cheeseburgers would...
Domesday: The Inquest and the Book
Domesday: The Inquest and the Book
Domesday Book is the oldest and most precious of the public records, but historians still disagree on its purpose. In arguing that the writing of Domesday Book was no part of the Domesday survey, this book proposed a solution to a riddle that will change our perception of the Norman Conquest and Norman kingship.

EVERYONE HAS HEARD of
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Decimus Laberius: The Fragments (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries)
Decimus Laberius: The Fragments (Cambridge Classical Texts and Commentaries)

This is a newly revised, critical text of the fragments attributed to the Roman knight and mimographer Decimus Laberius, a witty and crudely satirical contemporary of Cicero and Caesar. Laberius is perhaps the most celebrated comic playwright of the late Republic, and the fragments of plays attributed to him comprise the overwhelming majority...

Manga For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)
Manga For Dummies (Sports & Hobbies)
If you love Manga, you’ll eat Manga For Dummies, right up. This step-by-step guide shows you how to create all of your favorite Manga characters from rough sketch through final full-color renderings.  You’ll build your skills as you draw animals, mythical creatures, superheroes, teenagers, and villains—along with...
Macs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
Macs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
Welcome to the wonderful world of the Mac! Whether you’ve just decided to switch from Windows or you’ve been using a Mac for awhile and want to take advantage of all its bells and whistles, Macs All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the perfect guidebook to Mac land.

You probably already know that Macs were made for...

Manga Studio 5, Beginner's Guide
Manga Studio 5, Beginner's Guide

An extensive and fun guide to let your imagination on loose using Manga Studio 5

Overview

  • Illustrated with real-world examples, we embark on a journey of a comic's creation from initial idea to finished page
  • Discover methods for emulating analog creation digitally and investigate ways...
The Superhero Book
The Superhero Book
Modern mythology leaps into the popular culture from the pages of comic books and now propels the astounding growth of the graphic novel. Aimed at the genesis, The Superhero Book is the ultimate A-to-Z compendium of everyone’s favorite overachievers in the pitched battle between good and evil. With 300 entries examining more...
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