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Tank Spotter's Guide

Written by Museum, The


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: December 20, 2011
Price: $7.95

Invented during World War I to break the grim deadlock of the Western Front trenches, tanks have gone on to revolutionise warfare. From the lightning Blitzkrieg assaults of World War II to the great battles in the Middle Eastern desert and the largest ever tank battles on the Eastern Front, tanks... Read more >
The Action Hero's Handbook
How to Catch a Great White Shark, Perform the Vulcan Nerve Pinch, and Dozens of Other TV and Movie Skills
Written by David Borgenicht and Joe Borgenicht, D.A.D.


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 13, 2011
Price: $14.95

The Ultimate Guide to Keeping Up with the Indiana Joneses
 
For everyone who’s ever wanted to be as smooth as James Bond, as clever as Captain Kirk, or as tough as Charlie’s Angels, The Action Hero’s Handbook is the ultimate guide to the essential skills every action hero needs to... Read more >
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The Action Heroine's Handbook
How to Win a Catfight, Drink Someone Under the Table, Choke a Man with Your Bare Thighs, and Dozens of Other TV
Written by Jennifer Worick and Joe Borgenicht, D.A.D.


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 13, 2011
Price: $14.95

Get Some Action!
 
For every woman who wants to be as tough as Lara Croft, as nimble as the Bionic Woman, and as babe-a-licious as Charlie’s Angels, The Action Heroine’s Handbook shows you the essential skills you’ll need to conquer the bad guys and save the day without breaking a... Read more >
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Tank Spotter's Guide
Tank Spotter's Guide
Written by The Tank Museum
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781849082228
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Tank Spotter's Guide

Written by The Tank Museum


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: May 24, 2011
Price: $9.95

Invented during World War I to break the grim deadlock of the Western Front trenches, tanks went on to revolutionize warfare. From the lightning Blitzkrieg assaults of World War II, to the great battles in the Middle Eastern desert, tanks have become one of the key components of the 'combined arms'... Read more >
How to Con Your Kid

Written by David Borgenicht and James Grace


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $14.95

The Book Your Children Don’t Want You to Read
 
This revised and updated edition of How to Con Your Kid is the most useful (and sneakiest) parenting manual you’ll ever purchase. Here are hundreds of tips, techniques, and simple scams for getting your child to do exactly what you want—at... Read more >
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Everything That Follows Is Based on Recent, Real-Life Experience That Has Been Proven to Work
Everything That Follows Is Based on Recent, Real-Life Experience That Has Been Proven to Work
Written by James Shepherd-Barron
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307886323
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Everything That Follows Is Based on Recent, Real-Life Experience That Has Been Proven to Work
Professional Survival Solutions
Written by James Shepherd-Barron


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $12.99

"In the course of my work I have built an airstrip in Burundi, helped deliver a baby to a Rwandan refugee on a Congolese roadside, navigated to safety when lost in the deserts of Chad, taken cover from ricocheting bullets in Baghdad and negotiated with rebel warlords in Darfur. I hope... Read more >
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Everything That Follows Is Based on Recent, Real-Life Experience That Has Been Proven to Work
Everything That Follows Is Based on Recent, Real-Life Experience That Has Been Proven to Work
Written by James Shepherd-Barron
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307886330
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Everything That Follows Is Based on Recent, Real-Life Experience That Has Been Proven to Work
Professional Survival Solutions
Written by James Shepherd-Barron


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $9.99

"In the course of my work I have built an airstrip in Burundi, helped deliver a baby to a Rwandan refugee on a Congolese roadside, navigated to safety when lost in the deserts of Chad, taken cover from ricocheting bullets in Baghdad and negotiated with rebel warlords in Darfur. I hope... Read more >
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Bourinot's Rules of Order
Bourinot's Rules of Order
Written by Geoffrey Stanford
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995274
Our Price: $9.99
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Bourinot's Rules of Order
A Manual on the Practices and Usages of the House of Commons of Canada and on the Procedure at Public Assemblies, Including Meetings of Shareholders
Written by Geoffrey Stanford


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 14, 2011
Price: $9.99

Nervous about chairing a meeting? Puzzled by the lingo of quorums and motions and adjournments? Wondering how to prevent someone from monopolizing the discussion?
 
Bourinot’s Rules of Order is the definitive guide to conducting meetings, large and small, formal and relaxed. Based on the procedures of the House of Commons in Ottawa... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Random House Guide to Good Writing
Random House Guide to Good Writing
Written by Mitchell Ivers
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307775207
Our Price: $7.99
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Random House Guide to Good Writing

Written by Mitchell Ivers


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $7.99

Clear, concise, effective, THE RANDOM HOUSE GUIDE TO GOOD WRITING is for anyone who wishes to communicate well in writing. Mitchell Ivers shows us how to master the medium and the message with an array of features: Precise guidelines on word usage, grammar, and punctuation--and how to decide with "rules" you... Read more >
Also available as a paperback.
The Grandparents Handbook

Written by Elizabeth Laban
Contribution by Nana Barbara Trostler and Grandpa Myron Laban


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 1, 2010
Price: $16.95

Dozens of Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren, Including:
 
     •  Scavenger Hunts
     •  Fruit Cobblers
     •  Bath-Time Fun
     •  Indoor Camping
     •  Backyard Olympics
     •  Yard Sales
     •  Books
     •  Creating a Family Newspaper
     •  Ice Cream
     •  Cakes
     • ... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Wine Secrets

Written by Marnie Old


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 1, 2010
Price: $19.95

Inside Tips from Top Wine Experts
 
Michael Mondavi, Jacques Pépin, Gina Gallo, and Kevin Zraly are just four of the contributors to Wine Secrets—a compilation of tips and tricks from today’s top wine experts, with advice on everything from buying and tasting to cooking and pairing. Readers will discover:
 
... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Hip Snips
Hip Snips
Written by Pablo Mitchell
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781594744563
Our Price: $9.95
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Hip Snips
Your Complete Guide to Dazzling Pubic Hair
Written by Pablo Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $9.95

Are your pubes up to par? Don’t be caught with a frumpy patch down below! Hip Snips features illustrated instructions for styling your pubic hair in a variety of chic and fashionable designs, including:
 
     •  The Landing Strip
     •  The Dong Lengthener
     •  The Handlebar
    ... Read more >
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Live It Up!
Live It Up!
Written by Kelly James-Enger
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307496577
Our Price: $12.99
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Live It Up!
50 Cool, Unique, and Worthwhile Ways to Spend Your Time
Written by Kelly James-Enger


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2010
Price: $12.99

Live It Up! is the perfect book for anyone who wants to get the most out of life. Filled with 50 things you always wanted to do (but never had the nerve to try), this book gives you step-by-step methods for how to accomplish your goals. Everything from starting your own... Read more >
21st Century Grammar Handbook
21st Century Grammar Handbook
Written by Barbara Ann Kipfer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307574350
Our Price: $13.99
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21st Century Grammar Handbook

Written by Barbara Ann Kipfer


Format: eBook, 340 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2010
Price: $13.99

This all-new guide to english is designed to be user-friendly.  Its innovative A-to-Z dictionary format lets you find the answers to your questions about grammar, punctuation, and preferred usage quickly and easily.  Simply look up the problem areas as you would look up a word in the dictionary.  It's just that simple and time-saving.  A... Read more >
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The Canadian Writer's Market, 18th Edition
The Canadian Writer's Market, 18th Edition
Edited by Joanna Karaplis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771095856
Our Price: $23.95
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The Canadian Writer's Market, 18th Edition

Edited by Joanna Karaplis


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: January 5, 2010
Price: $23.95

The essential guide for freelance writers, now completely updated and revised.

The Canadian Writer's Market
is the authority on who publishes what and how best to bring your work to their attention. It offers practical advice on everything from manuscript preparation to copyright law, from information on pay rates to writers' workshops... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
What to Expect When You're Expected
What to Expect When You're Expected
Written by David Javerbaum, Illustrated by Mike Loew
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588369406
Our Price: $13.99
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What to Expect When You're Expected
A Fetus's Guide to the First Three Trimesters
Written by David Javerbaum
Illustrated by Mike Loew


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $13.99

This new second edition is filled with the latest, most accurate wombhood information, including comforting answers to hundreds of questions, such as

• “My mother just took a sip of white wine. Am I going to end up looking like some Chernobyl baby now?”
• “So far Mommy is spending most of her pregnancy... Read more >
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What to Expect When You're Expected
What to Expect When You're Expected
Written by David Javerbaum, Illustrated by Mike Loew
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385526470
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What to Expect When You're Expected
A Fetus's Guide to the First Three Trimesters
Written by David Javerbaum
Illustrated by Mike Loew


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $15.00

This new second edition is filled with the latest, most accurate wombhood information, including comforting answers to hundreds of questions, such as

• “My mother just took a sip of white wine. Am I going to end up looking like some Chernobyl baby now?”
• “So far Mommy is spending most of her pregnancy... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The New Vampire's Handbook
The New Vampire's Handbook
Written by Joe Garden, Janet Ginsburg, Chris Pauls, Anita Serwacki and Scott Sherman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345516640
Our Price: $9.99
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The New Vampire's Handbook
A Guide for the Recently Turned Creature of the Night
Written by Joe Garden, Janet Ginsburg, Chris Pauls, Anita Serwacki and Scott Sherman


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $9.99

Being turned into a vampire is the easy part.
Actually becoming a vampire is far more difficult.

In today’s world of vampire-obsessed pop culture, misinformation abounds. A newly turned vampire who looks to movies and novels for answers to everlasting life’s questions will inevitably be reduced to a smoldering pile of... Read more >
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The New Vampire's Handbook
The New Vampire's Handbook
Written by Joe Garden, Janet Ginsburg, Chris Pauls, Anita Serwacki and Scott Sherman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345508560
Our Price: $14.00
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The New Vampire's Handbook
A Guide for the Recently Turned Creature of the Night
Written by Joe Garden, Janet Ginsburg, Chris Pauls, Anita Serwacki and Scott Sherman


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $14.00

Being turned into a vampire is the easy part.
Actually becoming a vampire is far more difficult.

In today’s world of vampire-obsessed pop culture, misinformation abounds. A newly turned vampire who looks to movies and novels for answers to everlasting life’s questions will inevitably be reduced to a smoldering pile of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Grandparents Handbook
The Grandparents Handbook
Written by Elizabeth Laban, Contribution by Nana Barbara Trostler and Grandpa Myron Laban
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781594744129
Our Price: $16.95
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The Grandparents Handbook

Written by Elizabeth Laban
Contribution by Nana Barbara Trostler and Grandpa Myron Laban


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2009
Price: $16.95

Dozens of Activities for Grandparents and Grandchildren, Including:
 
     •  Scavenger Hunts
     •  Fruit Cobblers
     •  Bath-Time Fun
     •  Indoor Camping
     •  Backyard Olympics
     •  Yard Sales
     •  Books
     •  Creating a Family Newspaper
     •  Ice Cream
     •  Cakes
     • ... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping
The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping
Written by Melody Fortier
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781594744044
Our Price: $18.95
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The Little Guide to Vintage Shopping
Insider Tips, Helpful Hints, Hip Shops
Written by Melody Fortier


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2009
Price: $18.95

A Modern Guide to Vintage
 
Vintage clothing offers couture quality at a fraction of the price. But how can you spot a Dior original in a rack stuffed with Little Black Dresses? Vintage-clothing dealer Melody Fortier demystifies the entire process so you’ll know just what to look for, what to... Read more >
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Wine Secrets
Wine Secrets
Written by Marnie Old
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781594742613
Our Price: $19.95
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Wine Secrets

Written by Marnie Old


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2009
Price: $19.95

Inside Tips from Top Wine Experts
 
Michael Mondavi, Jacques Pépin, Gina Gallo, and Kevin Zraly are just four of the contributors to Wine Secrets—a compilation of tips and tricks from today’s top wine experts, with advice on everything from buying and tasting to cooking and pairing. Readers will discover:
 
... Read more >
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DadLabs (TM) Guide to Fatherhood
DadLabs (TM) Guide to Fatherhood
Written by Clay Nichols, Brad Powell, Troy Lanier and Owen Egerton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781594743184
Our Price: $16.95
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DadLabs (TM) Guide to Fatherhood

Written by Clay Nichols, Brad Powell, Troy Lanier and Owen Egerton


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Price: $16.95

We Screwed Up So You Don’t Have To
 
So the kid’s butt is redder than a baboon’s and he’s screaming like a crazed hockey fan. What to do? Powder or butt paste? Who can a new father ask?
 
Relax: The guys at DadLabs have you covered. Full of hilarious... Read more >
The Newlywed's Instruction Manual
The Newlywed's Instruction Manual
Written by Caroline Tiger, Illustrated by Paul Kepple and Scotty Reifsnyder
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781594744365
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The Newlywed's Instruction Manual
Essential Information, Troubleshooting Tips, and Advice for the First Year of Marriage
Written by Caroline Tiger
Illustrated by Paul Kepple and Scotty Reifsnyder


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: April 1, 2009
Price: $16.95

At last! A guide to that crucial first year of marriage!
 
You’ve exchanged your vows, cut the cake, and danced your first dance. Now what? The wedding may be over but the marriage has just begun. You’re in the honeymoon period now, but when reality sets in you’ll likely be... Read more >
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National Geographic Complete Survival Manual
National Geographic Complete Survival Manual
Written by Michael Sweeney, Contribution by Michele Kayal and Betsy Levine, Introduction by Mireya Mayor
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781426203893
Our Price: $29.95
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National Geographic Complete Survival Manual

Written by Michael Sweeney
Contribution by Michele Kayal and Betsy Levine
Introduction by Mireya Mayor


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $29.95

National Geographic Complete Survival Manual is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and user-friendly reference of its kind—and the only one with firsthand advice from the experts at National Geographic and four of the top organizations of emergency preparedness. Beginning with the basics of survival, the book then focuses on how to survive... Read more >
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