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The Dictionary of Global Culture
What Every American Needs to Know as We Enter the Next Century--from Diderot to Bo Diddley
Written by Kwame Anthony Appiah

Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72985-3 (0-679-72985-2)

"Consistently informative, lively, and accurate . . . a pathbreaking achievement."—The New York Times Book Review

As the world's axes of population, power, and commerce shift from North to South and from West to East, the old Eurocentric model of culture is giving way to a new global paradigm. This dictionary... Read more >

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Parallel Myths

Written by J.F. Bierlein

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: October 11, 1994
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-38146-0 (0-345-38146-7)

An essential one-volume introduction to the key myths of the world's major traditions.  Explores the themes and images shared by the Greeks, Indians, Africans, Chinese, and many others.  

"Unusually accessible and useful." --William E. Paden, University of Vermont Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dictionary of Psychology

Written by J.P. Chaplin

Format: Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Dell
On Sale: September 1, 1985
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-440-31925-2 (0-440-31925-0)

Written in clear and precise language, this complete, up-to-date dictionary includes definitions of psychological terms and those from related disciplines including psychoanlysis, psychiatry and biology as well as parapsychology. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens, 2nd Edition
Discovering Yourself, Defining Your Future
Written by Carol Christen and Richard N. Bolles

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-141-2 (1-58008-141-X)

In today’s highly competitive climate, students need to be prepared when they graduate and count on finding a great job. It pays to figure out interests early, so they can decide what additional schooling—and tuition debt—makes sense for his or her chosen field. In What Color Is Your Parachute? For Teens... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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10 Things Employers Want You to Learn in College
The Know-How You Need to Succeed
Written by Bill Coplin

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: August 6, 2003
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-524-3 (1-58008-524-5)

You'll learn a lot of things in college, but there's one thing the textbooks won't teach you: how to acquire marketable job skills before you graduate.

Award-winning college professor and student adviser Bill Coplin has been developing skill-based liberal arts curricula for more than 30 years, and has helped thousands of students... Read more >

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Designing with Type, 5th Edition
The Essential Guide to Typography
Written by James Craig and Irene Korol Scala

Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
On Sale: May 1, 2006
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-0-8230-1413-2 (0-8230-1413-4)

The classic Designing with Type has been completely redesigned, with an updated format and full color throughout. New information and new images make this perennial best-seller an even more valuable tool for anyone interested in learning about typography. The fifth edition has been integrated with a convenient website,, where students... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Book of Firsts
150 World-Changing People and Events from Caesar Augustus to the Internet
Written by Peter D'Epiro

Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38843-8 (0-307-38843-3)

The Book of Firsts is an entertaining, enlightening, and highly browsable tour of the major innovations of the past twenty centuries and how they shaped our world.

Peter D’Epiro makes this handy overview of human history both fun and thought-provoking with his survey of the major “firsts”—inventions, discoveries, political and military upheavals... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Random House German-English English-German Dictionary
Second Edition
Written by Anne Dahl

Format: Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 29, 1997
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-41439-7 (0-345-41439-X)

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National Geographic Almanac of World History, 2nd Edition

Written by Patricia S. Daniels and Stephen G. Hyslop
Foreword by Douglas Brinkley

Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0890-4 (1-4262-0890-1)

From the first civilizations to the 21st century, this wide-ranging, compulsively readable book encompasses all of world history--great ages and monumental events; the rise and fall of cultures; names, dates, and statistics, and stories galore. Designed as an authoritative reference that’s also irresistible to browse, it’s a brilliant blend of narrative... Read more >

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Introduction to the Devout Life

Written by Francis De Sales

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72562-3 (0-375-72562-8)

A Vintage Spiritual Classic

Francis de Sales’s Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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Random House Japanese-English English-Japanese Dictionary

Written by Dictionary

Format: Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 30, 1996
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-40548-7 (0-345-40548-X)

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Encyclopedia of the Sea

Written by Richard Ellis

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 17, 2000
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40374-3 (0-375-40374-4)

Richard Ellis--who is also recognized as America's foremost painter of marine subjects--gives us a masterful synthesis of years of investigation and tens of thousands of disparate sources. The result is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated, and highly readable reference on almost everything that is known about the sea.

Ellis's research has taken... Read more >

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The Career Counselor's Handbook, Second Edition

Written by Howard Figler and Richard N. Bolles

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: October 1, 2007
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-870-1 (1-58008-870-8)

With more than sixty-five combined years of experience in the career development field, Howard Figler and Richard Nelson Bolles are the undisputed authorities when it comes to helping people find meaningful work. In this revised and updated second edition of their classic guide for career counselors, Figler and Bolles show aspiring... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Concise Dictionary of Buddhism and Zen

Written by Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Franz-Karl Ehrhard and Michael S. Diener
Translated by Michael H. Kohn

Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59030-808-0 (1-59030-808-5)

With over fifteen hundred entries and forty-six illustrations, this is the most complete compact reference work of its kind available in the English language. It is designed not only for students and meditators but also as a tool to help familiarize all readers with Buddhist terms and concepts that are encountered... Read more >

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The Pen Commandments

Written by Steven Frank

Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 14, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3229-7 (1-4000-3229-6)

Thou Shalt Honor Thy Reader, Thou Shalt Not Waste Words, Thou Shalt Not Kill Thy Sentences—these are three of the “pen” commandments through which, with humor and an engaging sense of purpose, Steven Frank inspires his readers not just to write but to write well.

Thou Shalt Take Pleasure in Thy Pen... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lecture Notes
A Professor's Inside Guide to College Success
Written by Philip Mitchell Freeman

Format: Trade Paperback, 162 pages
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-58008-754-4 (1-58008-754-X)

“College is hard, but the rules for college success are simple. The trick is, even though they are simple in theory, they are often very difficult in practice. But here’s my college professor’s guarantee: If you consistently and conscientiously follow these rules, you will ace your courses, impress your friends and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Jesus Mysteries
Was the "Original Jesus" a Pagan God?
Written by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy

Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: September 25, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80798-9 (0-609-80798-6)

“Whether you conclude that this book is the most alarming heresy of the millennium or the mother of all revelations, The Jesus Mysteries deserves to be read.”
-- Fort Worth Star -Telegram

What if . . .
* there were absolutely no evidence for the existence of a historical Jesus?
* for thousands of years... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The A-Z of Creative Photography, Revised Edition
A Complete Guide to More than 70 Creative Techniques
Written by Lee Frost

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Amphoto Books
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $25.99
ISBN: 978-0-8174-0008-8 (0-8174-0008-7)

This update to the bestselling The A-Z of Creative Photography explains all aspects of creative digital photography, with more than 70 techniques presented in practical A-Z format. Filled with advice, insight, and hundreds of images from master photographer Lee Frost, The A-Z of Creative Photography, Revised Edition, gives the know-how to... Read more >

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The Bantam Crossword Dictionary

Edited by Walter D. Glanze
Designed by Jerome Fried

Format: Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 1, 1983
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-26375-6 (0-553-26375-7)

Over 50,000 clues, over 160,000 solutions—more clues, more solutions than any other book in America. Plus unique long-word finder—makes the tough spots easy to solve!

Completely alphabetical, comprehensive, up to the minute, here's the new indispensable crossword puzzle dictionary, the one invaluable guide to solving the most difficult puzzles—including competitions. Arranged... Read more >

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Random House Webster's Word Menu

Written by Stephen Glazier

Format: Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 29, 1997
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-345-41441-0 (0-345-41441-1)

The Random House Word Menu is a revolutionary reference that organizes language by subject matter, the way we understand and use it. More than a dictionary, the WORD MENU is also

A Reverse Dictionary, which arranges words in logical, categorized structures--if you know the meaning or you know a related word, you... Read more >

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Thunder and Lightning
Cracking Open the Writer's Craft
Written by Natalie Goldberg

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: October 30, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37496-4 (0-553-37496-6)

In this long-awaited sequel to her bestselling books Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind, Natalie Goldberg takes us to the next step in the writing process: turning our flashes of inspiration—the thunder and lightning of creation—into a polished piece of work.

You've filled your notebooks, done your writing practice, discovered your... Read more >

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Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies
The Straight Scoop on Freemasons, The Illuminati, Skull and Bones, Black Helicopters, The New World Order, and many, many more
Written by Arthur Goldwag

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 11, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39067-7 (0-307-39067-5)

Did you know?

• Freemasonry's first American lodge included a young Benjamin Franklin among its members.

• The Knights Templar began as impoverished warrior monks then evolved into bankers.

• Groom Lake, Dreamland, Homey Airport, Paradise Ranch, The Farm, Watertown Strip, Red Square, “The Box,” are all names for Area 51.

An... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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'Isms & 'Ologies
All the movements, ideologies and doctrines that have shaped our world
Written by Arthur Goldwag

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-27907-1 (0-307-27907-3)

From Platonism to New Historicism, humankind is constantly coming up with fresh schools of thought to help explain (or at least describe) the mysterious world around us. Here is the ultimate guide to over 450 of the most significant intellectual terms, movements, and religions that help shape the society we live... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook
A Home Manual
Written by James Green
Illustrated by Ajana

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crossing Press
On Sale: September 1, 2000
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 978-0-89594-990-5 (0-89594-990-3)

THE HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKER'­S HANDBOOK is an entertaining compilation of natural home remedies written by one of the great herbalists, James Green, author of the best-selling THE MALE HERBAL. Writing in a delightfully personal and down-home style, Green emphasizes the point that herbal medicine-making is fundamental to every culture on the planet... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Catholic Dictionary
An Abridged and Updated Edition of Modern Catholic Dictionary
Written by John Hardon

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-88634-7 (0-307-88634-4)

John Hardon's comprehensive, one-volume work of reference defining the key terms of Catholicism; updated to include the most recent developments in the Catholic Church.

Clear, concise, and faithful, with over 2,000 entries, Catholic Dictionary is the essential Catholic lexicon in the areas of faith, worship, morals, history, theology, and spirituality. Now revised... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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