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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

by Steven Pinker

A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker

Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being...


Phaedrus

by Plato

The Phaedrus is closely connected with the Symposium, and may be regarded either as introducing or following it. The two Dialogues together contain the whole philosophy of Plato on the nature of love, which...


The Grateful Life: The Secret to Happiness, and the Science of Contentment

by Nina Lesowitz & Mary Beth Sammons

The Grateful Life is a guide to discovering – and realizing – one’s dreams though a positive attitude.

Through years of research and practice, authors Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons have discovered that...


Women's Books of Hours in Medieval England

by Charity Scott-Stokes

The book of hours is said to have been the most popular book owned by the laity in the later Middle Ages. This volume brings together a selection of texts taken from books of hours known to have been owned by...


Oral Sex for Every Body: Giving and Receiving for Men and Women

by Tina Robbins

With clear and direct language, Oral Sex for Every Body is a practical, uninhibited guide to making your sexual relations more imaginative and pleasurable.

Oral sex has many variations (as many for her as for...


Can Crocodiles Cry?: Amazing Answers to Mind-Blowing Questions

by Paul Heiney

In Can Crocodiles Cry? Paul Heiney unravels further science behind those things we take for granted, and explains just why the world and its contents are the way they are. Drawing on questions asked by the public,...


Maps: their untold stories

by Rose Mitchell & Andrew Janes

A map is a snapshot of a place, a city, a nation or even the world at a given point in time - fascinating for what they tell us about the way our ancestors saw themselves, their neighbours and their place in...


Webster's New World Robert's Rules of Order Simplified and Applied, Third Edition

by Robert McConnell Productions

This essential resource explains the rules of parliamentary procedure in simple language and shows how to apply them effectively. Organized so users can find what they need quickly and easily, this revised edition...


Bed Manners: A Very British Guide to Boudoir Etiquette

by Ralph Hopton & Anne Balliol

Ever wanted to know how to avoid horrifying your husband with your nightly routine?

Or avoid incurring the wrath of your wife when creeping home late at night?

First published in the 1930s, the humorous advice...


Elegant Weddings: The Ceremony, the Reception, the Clothes

by Jens Christiansen

Many brides- and grooms-to-be dream of walking down the aisle during their perfect wedding, and for this, a lot of preparation is required. All About Weddings, the sumptuous and lavishly photographed guide to...


Science's Trickiest Questions

by Paul Kuttner

The third volume of Paul Kuttner's popular "tricky questions" series makes science fun for those who shy away from it and challenges those who consider themselves science know-it-alls: Why is the saline content...


Arts and Entertainment's Trickiest Questions

by Paul Kuttner

Can you detect the technical blunder that occurred in the motion picture Gone With the Wind? What great mysterious writer lived up to his craft and died in the most mysterious way? The follow-up to Paul Kuttner's...


The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free: Everything You Need to Know to Go from Surviving to Thriving

by Beth Hillson

The everything-you-need-to-know guide to living gluten-free, whether you are celiac, gluten-sensitive or gluten-avoidant, from the president of the American Celiac Disease Alliance.


The Best Bar Trivia Book Ever: All You Need for Pub Quiz Domination

by Michael O'Neill

The ultimate guide to becoming a bar trivia champion!

Which NBA coach coined and trademarked the term "threepeat"?

Which animal has four knees?

Which famous candy bar is named for a U.S. president's daughter?...


The Writer's Idea Thesaurus: An Interactive Guide for Developing Ideas for Novels and Short Stories

by Fred White

Endless ideas at your fingertips, and at the turn of a page...

Need an idea for a short story or novel? Look no further than The Writer's Idea Thesaurus. It's far more than a collection of simple writing prompts....


Previews September 2014 Issue 312

by Allyn Gibson & Marty Grosser

PREVIEWS is your ultimate guide to comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise available from your local comic book shop... revealed up to 2 months in advance! Read product descriptions and storylines...


The Invisible Orientation: An Introduction to Asexuality

by Julie Sondra Decker

What if you weren’t sexually attracted to anyone?

A growing number of people are identifying as asexual. They aren’t sexually attracted to anyone, and they consider it a sexual orientation—like gay, straight,...


The Survivalist's Handbook: How to Thrive When Things Fall Apart

by Rainer Stahlberg

Let Rainer Stahlberg and The Survivalist’s Handbook prepare you for any crisis. Here are step-by-step plans for surviving a range of disasters—both natural and manmade. This sit he ultimate handbook of disaster...


The Home Security Handbook: Expert Advice for Keeping Safe at Home (And Away)

by Lynne Finch & Mike Seeklander

Do you know what to do if you think someone is in your house? What if an unmarked car is trying to pull you over on a dark and lonely? Author Lynne Finch takes a comprehensive look at ways to improve your family’s...


Best Place to be Today: 365 Things to do & the Perfect Day to do Them

by Lonely Planet

Find the best thing to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India's Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper's Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska's caribou migration and...