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Smart Words: Vocabulary for the Erudite

by Mim Harrison

How and where to use 500 of the words that make you sound more cultured, worldly, and downright smart.

Whoever said sounding smart had to be painful? It?s all in how you acquire the ?ten-dollar words? of English....


An Incomplete Education

by Judy Jones & William Wilson

When it was originally published in 1987, An Incomplete Education became a surprise bestseller. Now this instant classic has been completely updated, outfitted with a whole new arsenal of indispensable knowledge...


FAULKNER READER

by William Faulkner

With a Foreword by the author. The Sound and the Fury, selections from other novels, three novellas, nine stories, the Nobel Prize address, etc.


The Doubleday Roget's Thesaurus in Dictionary Form

by Sidney L. Landau & Ronald J. Bogus

A reference book that belongs on every desk--one of the handiest, best-organized, and most reliable thesauruses available, newly updated to reflect the American language of today.

From the Hardcover edition.


Chromotherapy - The power of colors

by Christian Valnet

Colour therapy is an alternative medicine that uses color as a therapy for the treatment of diseases. Chromotherapy has ancient origins, as traditional medicines have always attached great importance to the...


15,000+ Baby Names

by Bruce Lansky

You'll find a name for your new baby in this book!  15,000+ Baby Names was designed to let you easily scan through a list girls' and boys' names to find the right name for your new baby.  This book includes: ...


Writing to Learn

by William Zinsser

This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.


Living The Savvy Life: The Savvy Woman's Guide to Smart Spending and Rich Living

by Melissa Tosetti & Kevin Gibbons

Money affects every aspect of our lives.  It affects how we dress, where we live, what we eat and how we spend our free time.  It affects our emotions and enhances or detracts from our enjoyment of life. ...


Organize Your Digital Life: How to Store Your Photographs, Music, Videos, and Personal Documents in a Digital World

by Aimee Baldridge

Now that digital cameras and music players have become so incredibly widespread, a forest of sound and imagery is blossoming in our homes. We’ve got digital pictures in the camera, scans on the computer, JPEGS...


The Guide to Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction: 6 Steps to Writing and Publishing Your Bestseller!

by Philip Athans & R. A. Salvatore

From the Introduction by R. A. Salvatore:

"There weren't many fantasy books on the shelves in 1982 and I had read all I could find and wanted more, even one of my own. What I didn't realize then--in fact, what...


The Everything Guide to Writing Nonfiction

by Richard D. Bank & Jenna Glatzer

Everyone wants to be a published writer. But only a few manage to break into print. In this guide, Richard D. Bank provides expert advice to help you reach your goals of writing and selling articles, essays,...


Simple Sabotage Field Manual: (Declassified)

by Office of Strategic Services

This Simple Sabotage Field Manual, a genuine guide from the Second World War, states that its purpose is to "characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting...


English Grammar For Dummies

by Geraldine Woods

The fun and easy way to improve your grammar

Enhancing your speaking and writing skills helps in everyday situations, such as writing a paper for school, giving a presentation to a company's bigwigs, or communicating...


The Playbook: Suit Up. Score Chicks. Be Awesome

by Barney Stinson & Matt Kuhn

Bestselling author of The Bro Code, Barney Stinson of How I Met Your Mother fame, presents The Playbook—like Neil Strauss’s The Game for Bros, The Playbook offers advice on the many creative and resourceful...


Breakthrough Rapid Reading

by Peter Kump

The former National Director of Education for Evelyn Wood Reading Dynamics. presents his do-it-yourself program for increasing reading speed and boosting comprehension. This program distills fundamental principles...


How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It: Tactics, Techniques, and Technologies for Uncertain Times

by James Wesley Rawles

Read James Wesley, Rawles's posts on the Penguin Blog

In the vein of Sam Sheridan's The Disaster Diaries, a comprehensive guide to preparing for the apocalypse! 

With the recent economic crisis, formerly unimaginable...


British English from A to Zed: A Definitive Guide to the Queen's English

by Norman W. Schur

For readers, travelers, and Anglophiles everywhere, this entertaining and authoritative resource is a cultural delight. Whether you are traveling to Great Britain or just want to understand British popular culture,...


The Million Word Crossword Dictionary

by Stanley Newman & Daniel Stark

With more than 1,000,000 answers, this volume contains more than twice as many answers as any other crossword dictionary. More important, it is the first crossword dictionary ever to comprehensively cover the...


Jokes Every Man Should Know

by Don Steinberg

The Only Joke Book You’ll Ever Need

 

Featuring:

     •  Nine Jokes about Heaven and Hell

     •  Eight Jokes Just for Kids

     •  Nineteen Jokes Definitely Not for Kids

     • ...


Physical Sciences: Sound Smarter Without Trying Harder

by Adams Media

Did you avoid all but the easiest science courses in school? Wish you knew what the theory of relativity refers to? Fear not! Covering everything from earth sciences to astrophysics, The Very Lazy Intellectual:...