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Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food
Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food
Eating junk food and fast food is a great all-American passion. American kids and grownups love their candy bars, Big Macs and supersized fries, Doritos, Twinkies, and Good Humor ice cream bars. The disastrous health effects from the enormous appetite for these processed fat- and sugar-loaded foods are well publicized now. This was particularly...
The Code Book: How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It
The Code Book: How to Make It, Break It, Hack It, Crack It

It’s known as the science of secrecy. Cryptography: the encoding and decoding of private information. And it is history’s most fascinating story of intrigue and cunning. From Julius Caesar and his Caesar Cipher to the code used by Mary Queen of Scots and her conspiracy to the use of the Engima machine during the Second World War,...

The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine: Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sickle Cell Disease
The Troubled Dream of Genetic Medicine: Ethnicity and Innovation in Tay-Sachs, Cystic Fibrosis, and Sickle Cell Disease

Why do racial and ethnic controversies become attached, as they often do, to discussions of modern genetics? How do theories about genetic difference become entangled with political debates about cultural and group differences in America? Such issues are a conspicuous part of the histories of three hereditary diseases: Tay-Sachs, commonly...

A History of Video Games in 64 Objects
A History of Video Games in 64 Objects

Inspired by the groundbreaking A History of the World in 100 Objects, this book draws on the unique collections of The Strong museum in Rochester, New York, to chronicle the evolution of video games, from Pong to first-person shooters, told through the stories of dozens of objects essential to the field’s creation and...

Essential Windows Phone 7.5: Application Development with Silverlight (Microsoft Windows Development Series)
Essential Windows Phone 7.5: Application Development with Silverlight (Microsoft Windows Development Series)
I have never owned a PalmPilot. But I have owned palmtops and smartphones. I dived into writing software for a plethora of different devices but never got very far. My problem was that the story of getting software onto the phones was chaotic and I didn’t see how the marketing of software for phones would lead to a...
Our Beautiful, Fragile World: The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick
Our Beautiful, Fragile World: The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick

Our Beautiful, Fragile World features a career-spanning look at the images of photojournalist Peter Essick taken while on assignment for National Geographic magazine. In this book, Essick showcases a diverse series of photographs from some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world and documents major contemporary...

Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces
Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces
Science News

"For a safari-like adventure into the world of physics, follow Wilczek's lead. Quirky but knowledgeable, he explores the essence of the matter that makes up the universe — combining the enthusiasm of someone like Jeff Corwin with the thoughtfulness of a David
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SharePoint 2010 Web Parts in Action
SharePoint 2010 Web Parts in Action

I really love working with SharePoint! I’ve been doing it full-time for the last half decade, including lots of late nights and weekends. One area that I’ve found particularly interesting is Web Parts. I like the nature of a Web Part since it can act as a standalone application inside the powerful SharePoint platform—or it...

The Sungod's Journey through the Netherworld: Reading the Ancient Egyptian Amduat
The Sungod's Journey through the Netherworld: Reading the Ancient Egyptian Amduat

"The ancient Egyptian sources come alive, speaking to us without seeming alien to our modern ways of thinking. Andreas Schweizer invites us to join the nocturnal voyage of the solar barque and to immerse ourselves, with the 'Great Soul' of the sun, into the darkness surrounding us. Here in the illustrations and texts of the...

Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion
Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion

"A perfect time to look at the ethos of black hair in America ? and the perfect person to do it is Tanisha Ford" ?Changing America

"Everyone from the shopaholic to the clearance rack queen will see themselves in [Ford's] pages." ?Essence

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Conspiracy in Camelot: The Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Conspiracy in Camelot: The Complete History of the Assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Those not already deeply immersed in recondite Kennedy assassination lore will find this offering by Kroth-an associate professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University, and a contributor to CounterPunch, a biweekly "muckraking newsletter"-well over the top. Advertised as an "objective" look at the myriad conspiracy...
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution
Steven Levy's classic book explains why the misuse of the word "hackers" to describe computer criminals does a terrible disservice to many important shapers of the digital revolution. Levy follows members of an MIT model railroad club--a group of brilliant budding electrical engineers and computer innovators--from the late 1950s to...
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