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Words Gone Wild: Puns, Puzzles, Poesy, Palaver, Persiflage, and Poppycock

by Jim Bernhard

Chock-full of jokes and entertaining twists of the tongue, this lighthearted but scholarly guide to humorous language is a sure?re hit with word lovers. The examples are entertainingly bawdy, with a delightful...


1,227 Quite Interesting Facts to Blow Your Socks Off

by John Lloyd, John Mitchinson & James Harkin

A New York Times Bestseller

From the creators of the hugely popular BBC quiz show QI and the best-selling Book of General Ignorance: 1,227 mind-bending facts. Did you know?

• Cows moo in regional accents....


The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook: Learn the Survival Techniques and Strategies of America's Elite Warriors

by Don Mann & Ralph Pezzullo

As the elite of the military elite, U.S. Navy SEALs know that they can be deployed anywhere in the world at a moment’s notice. Whether in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region, they might find...


Bullying: Replies, Rebuttals, Confessions, and Catharsis

by Maria Luisa Arroyo & Magdalena Gomez

Physical, emotional, verbal, and now cyber bullying are an increasing problem in our nation’s schools and within our children’s social networks. How can we understand it? Community leaders and activists...


Native American Survival Skills

by W. Ben Hunt

W. Ben Hunt, whose Sioux name was Tasunka Witko, traveled throughout the Midwest, living with several Native American tribes, finally settling near the site of the last Sioux uprising. Here he provides step-by-step...


The Book of Common Fallacies: Falsehoods, Misconceptions, Flawed Facts, and Half-Truths That Are Ruining Your Life

by Philip Ward & Julia Edwards

Long before Snopes.com and Wikipedia, The Book of Common Fallacies set out to debunk popular beliefs and set the record straight. By tracking down the facts and citing experts in a multitude of fields, Philip...


Common Phrases: And the Amazing Stories Behind Them

by Max Cryer

In day-to-day speech we use words and phrases without a passing thought as to why we use them or where they come from. Max Cryer changes all that by showing how fascinating the English language really is. Did...


U.S. Army Weapons Systems 2010-2011

by Army

From the Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures to the XM320 grenade launcher, this comprehensive guide profiles nearly every weapon currently in use by the U.S. Army. In addition, it covers cutting-edge technology...


We Wanted to Be Writers: Life, Love, and Literature at the Iowa Writers' Workshop

by Glenn Schaeffer, Eric Olsen & Bill Manhire

We Wanted to be Writers is a rollicking and insightful blend of original interviews, commentary, advice, gossip, anecdotes, analyses, history, and asides with nearly thirty graduates and teachers at the now...


Don't You Believe It!: Exposing the Myths Behind Commonly Believed Fallacies

by Herb Reich

Our cherished culturally shared beliefs stem from a variety of sources, many of which propagate old wives’ tales, myths, self-serving fantasies, innocent fallacies, or sheer nonsense. History is replete with...


Quotes Every Man Should Know

by Nick Mamatas

Filled with the wit of Winston Churchill, the insight of Aristotle, and the genius of George Carlin, this pocket-size companion is a thinking man's arsenal of quotes, quips, and comebacks. Quotes Every Man...


The Handy Astronomy Answer Book

by Charles Liu

From planetary movements and the exploration of our solar system to black holes and dark matter, this comprehensive reference simplifies all aspects of astronomy with an approachable question-and-answer format....


The United States Government Internet Directory, 2012

by Shana Hertz-Hattis

Discover the depth of government information and services available online. The United States Government Internet Directory serves as a guide to the changing landscape of government information online. The Directory...


The World of the Imagination: Sum and Substance

by Eva T. H. Brann

In this book, Eva Brann sets out no less a task than to assess the meaning of imagination in its multifarious expressions throughout western history. The result is one of those rare achievements that will make...


Tracing Your Merchant Navy Ancestors

by Simon Wills

What was a merchant seaman's life like in the past, what experiences would he have had, what were the ships like that he sailed in, and what risks did he run? Was he shipwrecked, rewarded for bravery, or punished?...


Virtual Speaking

by Marilyn Jess

Virtual Speaking–When Your Audience is Remote.

As more and more of us speak to audiences who are not in the room with us, this first of its kind eBook will help you speak more effectively using virtual technology....


"I Have a Dream": A 50th Year Testament to the March that Changed America

by Southern Christian Leadership Conference & Bob Adelman

On August 28, 1963, something quite amazing occurred. On that day, one of the largest political rallies ever took place in support of civil and economic rights of African-Americans, and Dr. Martin Luther King,...


The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols

by Ellen Frankel & Betsy Patkin Teutsch

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Symbols contains more than 250 definitions and descriptions for ceremonial objects and images, personalities, places, concepts, motifs, and events-all representing central Jewish ideas...


Joseph Conrad

by Normand Sherry

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924). Polish born, learnt English from scratch when he arrived in Britain. Writings include: Heart of Darkness, The Secret Agent, Nostromo. Volume covers the period 1895 - 1993. Includes...


The MANual: Trivia. Testosterone. Tales of Badassery. Raw Meat. Fine Whiskey. Cold Truth.

by Keith Riegert & Samuel Kaplan

SO YOU’VE DECIDED TO GO IN SEARCH OF YOUR MANHOOD. GOOD FOR YOU. WE’RE HERE TO HELP.

Wanna know….

• How to throw a Mike Tyson–style uppercut.

• Whiskey, whisky, bourbon or Scotch?

• How the U.S. Government...