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Easy as Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day Easy as Pi: The Countless Ways We Use Numbers Every Day
by Jamie Buchan

Have you ever stopped to think how many countless ways we use numbers? From the ring of the alarm clock in the morning to the numbers triggering our cell phones, our world is designed with numbers in mind. With Easy as Pi, you'll get the 4-1-1 on the fascinating origin of many of the numbers we use or read about every day.



A Certain A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi": The Origin of Foreign Words Used in English
by Chloe Rhodes

Organized alphabetically for easy reference, A Certain "Je Ne Sais Quoi" is an accessible lexicon of foreign words and phrases used in English, containing everything from aficionado (Spanish) to zeitgeist (German). Inside you'll find translations, definitions, origins, and a descriptive timeline of each item's evolution.



E=Mc2: Simple Physics: Why Balloons Rise, Apples Fall and Golf Balls Go Awry E=Mc2: Simple Physics: Why Balloons Rise, Apples Fall and Golf Balls Go Awry
by Jeff Stewart

Packed with amusing examples and experiments that readers can try for themselves, E=MC2 covers all of the most important discoveries of physics. Travel down the highway, through the beach, and to the pub and learn how physics affects everything in your surroundings-without the use of mind- bending math or the need for a particle accelerator.



Decoding the Lost Symbol: The Unauthorized Expert Guide to the Facts Behind the Fiction Decoding the Lost Symbol: The Unauthorized Expert Guide to the Facts Behind the Fiction
by Simon Cox

Dan Brown's new novel once again features Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon, this time in the United States, racing to uncover clues and crack codes involving secrets that are perpetuated to this day. But how much of the novel is true and what is pure fiction?



The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures The Basic Book of Digital Photography: How to Shoot, Enhance, and Share Your Digital Pictures
by Tom Grimm and Michele Grimm

With its lively text, more than four hundred basic photos and illustrations, and an extensive glossary, The Basic Book of Digital Photography is an indispensable reference for amateur and professional photographers alike.



The Maxims of Manhood: 100 Rules Every Real Man Must Live By The Maxims of Manhood: 100 Rules Every Real Man Must Live By
by Jeff Wilser

As a real man, you have to think. You have to read. You have to fight. Your dog must be larger than a toaster. Tip well. Never use the word "blossom." Outperform the GPS. Know how to chug a beer (and know that you shouldn't). Always hold the door. Never use emoticons. These are The Maxims of Manhood.



Train Your Brain More: 60 Days to an Even Better Brain Train Your Brain More: 60 Days to an Even Better Brain
by Dr. Ryuta Kawashima

You've boosted your brainpower with Train Your Brain. Now get ready to increase those skills with Train Your Brain More!



The Elvis Encyclopedia The Elvis Encyclopedia
by Adam Victor

Adam Victor, author of the bestselling The Marilyn Encyclopedia, sifts through the competing versions of events throughout Elvis's life and traces a young man's path to immortality.



I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff I Before E (Except After C): Old-School Ways to Remember Stuff
by Judy Parkinson

Featuring all the mnemonics you’ll ever need to know, this fun little book will bring back all the simple, easy-to-remember rhymes from your childhood—once learned, fix the information in the brain forever—such as learning to count by reciting “One, Two, buckle my shoe, Three, Four, knock at the door.” Packed with clever verses, engaging acronyms, curious—and sometimes hilarious—sayings that can be used to solve a problem or cap an argument.



Know It All: The Little Book of Essential Knowledge Know It All: The Little Book of Essential Knowledge
by Susan Aldridge, Elizabeth King Humphrey, Julie Whitaker

Wish you were the person who's always ready with an answer to any question? Can't find just the right thing to say when you want to start a conversation at a party?



Make Any Divorce Better!: Specific Steps to Make Things Smoother, Faster, Less Painful, and Save You a Lot of Money Make Any Divorce Better!: Specific Steps to Make Things Smoother, Faster, Less Painful, and Save You a Lot of Money
by Ed Sherman

Over 90% of all divorces can be completed without court battles or high attorney fees. Here's how!



The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything
by Melissa Kirsch

A colossal cheat sheet for your post college years. Finally, all the needs of the modern girl -- from the benefits of a Roth IRA to the pleasure and pain of dating, from figuring out what to wear to a job interview to the delicate enterprise of defriending.