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The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984
The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984
"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.”
--George Packer, The Atlantic 

An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on
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Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste
Why You Like It: The Science and Culture of Musical Taste

From the chief architect of the Pandora Radio’s Music Genome Project comes a definitive and groundbreaking examination of how your mind, body, and upbringing influence the music you love.

Everyone loves music. But what is it that makes music so universally beloved and have such a powerful effect on us?

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Understanding and Writing Compilers: A Do It Yourself Guide (Macmillan Computer Science Series)
Understanding and Writing Compilers: A Do It Yourself Guide (Macmillan Computer Science Series)
In the past compiler writers and designers seemed to form an elite group within computing science, set apart by their esoteric knowledge and their ability to produce large, important system programs which really worked. The admiration of the computing public, whether it was once deserved or not, is no longer merited now that the principles of...
The GIMP Bible: Great for Beginners - 40+ Step-by-Step Tutorials
The GIMP Bible: Great for Beginners - 40+ Step-by-Step Tutorials
The GIMP Bible is the ultimate reference and guide to the free, recently updated, photo-editing software - GIMP. Due to its license-free application, this Adobe Photoshop-like image manipulation program is probably the most-used software in the world. If you're a beginner photographer or a professional, then this detailed how-to guide will...
The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches (Routledge Music Companions)
The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches (Routledge Music Companions)

The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches widens the scope of analytical approaches for popular music by incorporating methods developed for analyzing contemporary art music. This study endeavors to create a new analytical paradigm for examining popular music from the perspective of developments...

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends
Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

Any folklorist who saw the 1998 Columbia Pictures film Urban Legend will probably remember the library scene for its depiction of one aspect of folklore research. In this scene the beautiful student Natalie (played by Alicia Witt) suspects that recent campus mayhem was inspired by urban legends, the same kind of stories...

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...
Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Windows XP For Dummies, 2nd Edition
Covers the latest Windows XP updates including Service Pack 2

Fully revised to quickly answer your XP questions

You asked for more coverage of Outlook Express, scanning and faxing, CD burning, and more in Windows XP For Dummies — and we delivered! This updated edition is packed with answers to your Windows XP questions, from...

House of Cards and Philosophy: Underwood's Republic (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
House of Cards and Philosophy: Underwood's Republic (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Is Democracy overrated?

Does power corrupt? Or do corrupt people seek power?

Do corporate puppet masters pull politicians’ strings?

Why does Frank talk to the camera?

Can politics deliver on the promise of justice?

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Flash 5 Bible
Flash 5 Bible
"The must-have book for all Flash developers!"
—James Baker, Creative Director, the wddg

"The Flash 5 Bible is the book to have."
—Todd Purgason, Creative Director, Juxt Interactive

If Flash 5 can do it, you can do it too...
Whether you're a Web-development
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sendmail Performance Tuning
sendmail Performance Tuning

"This book is great. Nick covers a wide range of materials--everything from how to architect the mail system and what disks to buy to how to configure your router. This book should be a basic reference for anyone who needs to get down into the guts of a sendmail-based system and make it shine."-Eric Allman, the...

Posters: A Global History
Posters: A Global History
From band posters stapled to telephone poles to the advertisements hanging at bus shelters to the inspirational prints that adorn office walls, posters surround us everywhere―but do we know how they began? Telling the story of this ephemeral art form, Elizabeth E. Guffey reexamines the poster’s roots in the nineteenth century and...
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