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The New York Times Best Seller list is widely considered the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States.

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"50 Girls 50" And Other Stories (The Ec Comics Library)

This spotlight on the illustrator Al Williamson focuses on science fiction and includes a couple of stories written by Ray Bradbury, including "I, Robot" and "A Sound of Thunder."

"A" Is For Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Book 1)

The first of the Kinsey Millhone Alphabet mysteries, originally published in 1982.

"'Taint The Meat...It's The Humanity!" And Other Stories (Th...

This spotlight on the illustrator Jack Davis features all of his stories that were published in "Tales from The Crypt."

.Hack//G.U.+ Volume 5

This series, set in the future, is about an online, multiplayer game run amok. This volume concludes the tale.

1,000 Places To See Before You Die: Revised Second Edition

PartNumber: 9780761156864
The worlds bestselling travel book is back in a more informative, more experiential, more budget-friendly full-color edition. A #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places reinvented the idea of travel book as both wish list and practical guide. As Newsweek wrote, it tells you whats beautiful, whats fun, and whats just unforgettable everywhere on earth. And now the best is better. There are 600 full-color photographs. Over 200 entirely new entries, including visits to 28 countries like Lebanon, Croatia, Estonia, and Nicaragua, that were not in the original edition. There is an emphasis on experiences: an entry covers not just Positano or Ravello, but the full 30-mile stretch along the Amalfi Coast.

Every entry from the original edition has been readdressed, rewritten, and made fuller, with more suggestions for places to stay, restaurants to visit, festivals to check out. And throughout, the book is more budget-conscious, starred restaurants and historic hotels such as the Ritz, but also moderately priced gems that dont compromise on atmosphere or charm.

The world is calling. Time to answer.


1,339 Quite Interesting Facts To Make Your Jaw Drop

Informative morsels of arcana and triva.

10% Happier

A co-anchor of "Nightline" reports on the science and spiritual dimensions of meditation and how it has improved his life.

100 Bullets Book One

This deluxe edition of the noir series, about a man named Graves who gives wronged people an untraceable gun to exact revenge, collects issues 1 through 19.

100 Bullets Vol. 13: Wilt

No spoilers! The noir series, about vengeance and violence, reaches its conclusion.

100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition Book Four

A New York TimesBest Seller!

The fourth deluxe hardcover edition of the best-selling graphic novels series 100 Bullets written by Brian Azzarello and illustratedby Eduardo Risso.

This dark and intriguing Eisner Award-winning series features a mysterious agent named Graves who approaches ordinary citizensand gives them an opportunity to exact revenge on a person who has wronged them. Offering his clients an attache casecontaining proof of the deed and a gun, he guarantees his "clients" full immunity for all of their actions, including murder.

100 Bullets: The Deluxe Edition Book Two

In the second hardcover collection of the acclaimed, award-winning 100 BULLETS, Agent Graves continues to offer immunity to everyday people to carry out their innermost desires of vengeance with the 100 bullets that he supplies. But as these self-serving manipulations take place, pieces of the mystery of the Minutemen and the organization that created them start to come together, and we discover to the research and conspiracy theories of Mr. Branch. As more is revealed about the series' main characters, the true meaning and importance of the conflict between Graves and the Trust starts to emerge.

Then, Agent Graves presents his trademark attache case containing a gun and 100 untraceable bullets to Milo Garret -- a smalltime private dick who's just gotten out of the hospital after losing an argument with his car's windshield. With his face covered in bandages, Milo has become an invisible man in more ways than one. As his latest case draws him into the shadowy world of the Trust, he's forced to confront the blank space that is his past and figure out what it has to do with the attache case he's holding in the present... and do it before what he doesn't know ends up finishing the job that the windshield started.


100 Days Of Real Food: How We Did It, What We Learned, And 1...

#1 New York TimesBestseller

The creator of the 100 Days of Real Food blog draws from her hugely popular website to offer simple, affordable, family-friendly recipes and practical advice for eliminating processed foods from your family's diet.

Inspired by Michael Pollan'sIn Defense of Food, Lisa Leake decided her family's eating habits needed an overhaul. She, her husband, and their two small girls pledged to go 100 days without eating highly processed or refined foodsa challenge she opened to readers on her blog.

Now, she shares their story, offering insights and cost-conscious recipes everyone can use to enjoy wholesome natural foodwhole grains, fruits and vegetables, seafood, locally raised meats, natural juices, dried fruit, seeds, popcorn, natural honey, and more.

Illustrated with 125 photographs and filled with step-by-step instructions, this hands-on cookbook and guide includes:

  • Advice for navigating the grocery store and making smart purchases
  • Tips for reading ingredient labels
  • 100 quick and easy recipes for such favorites as Homemade Chicken Nuggets, Whole Wheat Pasta with Kale Pesto Cream Sauce, and Cinnamon Glazed Popcorn
  • Meal plans and suggestions for kid-pleasing school lunches, parties, and snacks
  • "Real Food" anecdotes from the Leakes' own experiences
  • A 10-day mini starter-program, and much more.

1000 Dot-To-Dot: Cities

PartNumber: 534077
Satisfying the inner child and adult intellect all at once, this timeless activity is now revolutionized to create 20 pieces of fantastic, stylish line art readers will want to remove and display when finished. Tonal shading and detailed line work build as each numbered section is finished. Dot-to-dot puzzles have also been proven to improve short-term cognitive acuity, hand-eye coordination, and concentration skills. Whether readers are filling time on a rainy day, using the puzzles for a party game, or learning the principles of drawing, 1000 Dot-to-Dot: Cities is fun for all ages.

101 Artists To Listen To Before You Die

In this illustrated diary, the author catalogs his favorite musicians, like Bach, Nirvana and Daft Punk.

101 Two-Letter Words

A celebration of the 101 two-letter words allowed in Scrabble.

10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse

PartNumber: 770604
The New York Times bestselling 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse will jump-start your weight loss, increase your energy level, clear your mind, and improve your overall health.

Made up of supernutrients from leafy greens and fruits, green smoothies are filling and healthy and you will enjoy drinking them. Your body will also thank you for drinking them as your health and energy improve to levels you never thought possible. It is an experience that could change your life if you stick with it!

This book provides a shopping list, recipes, and detailed instructions for the 10-day cleanse, along with suggestions for getting the best results. It also offers advice on how to continue to lose weight and maintain good health afterwards.

Are you ready to look slimmer, healthier, and sexier than you have in years? Then get ready to begin the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse!

If you successfully complete the 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse, you will
Lose 1015 pounds in 10 days
Get rid of stubborn body fat, including belly fat
Drop pounds and inches fast, without grueling workouts
Learn to live a healthier lifestyle of detoxing and healthy eating
Naturally crave healthy foods so you never have to diet again
Receive over 100 recipes for various health conditions and goals

10Th Anniversary (Women's Murder Club)

Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club race to find a missing baby.

1105 Yakima Street

Bruce Peyton's pregnant wife has left him, and he's not the only one in town with problems; the 11th book in the Cedar Cove series.

12 Beast Vol. 2

Eita Touga is talented but unambitious ninja. He would rather sit and play video games than take over the family dojo. Until an unexpected visitor takes him to another dimension!

1225 Christmas Tree Lane (Cedar Cove)

Puppies that need good homes and an ex-husband loom large in the last installment of the Cedar Cove series.

12Th Of Never (Women's Murder Club)

A week after giving birth, Detective Lindsay Boxer returns to work to investigate some grisly murders.

1493: Uncovering The New World Columbus Created

A deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the post-Colombian Americas shaped the world, from the bestselling author of 1491. Presenting the latest research by biologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the post-Columbian network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico Citywhere Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interactedthe center of the world. In this history, Mann uncovers the germ of today's fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Mann has again given readers an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination.


Guest Reviewer: Nathaniel Philbrick on 1493 by Charles C. Mann
Nathaniel Philbrick is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Last Stand; In the Heart of the Sea, which won the National Book Award; Sea of Glory, winner of the Theodore and Franklin D. Roosevelt Naval History Prize; and Mayflower, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history and one of the New York Times' ten best books of the year. He has lived on Nantucket since 1986.

Im a big fan of Charles Manns previous book 1491, in which he provides a sweeping and provocative examination of North and South America prior to the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Its exhaustively researched but so wonderfully written that its anything but exhausting to read.

With his follow-up, 1493, Mann has taken it to a new, truly global level. Building on the groundbreaking work of Alfred Crosby (author of The Columbian Exchange and, Im proud to say, a fellow Nantucketer), Mann has written nothing less than the story of our world: how a planet of what were once several autonomous continents is quickly becoming a single, globalized entity.

Mann not only talked to countless scientists and researchers; he visited the places he writes about, and as a consequence, the book has a marvelously wide-ranging yet personal feel as we follow Mann from one far-flung corner of the world to the next. And always, the prose is masterful. In telling the improbable story of how Spanish and Chinese cultures collided in the Philippines in the sixteenth century, he takes us to the island of Mindoro whose southern coast consists of a number of small bays, one next to another like tooth marks in an apple.

We learn how the spread of malaria, the potato, tobacco, guano, rubber plants, and sugar cane have disrupted and convulsed the planet and will continue to do so until we are finally living on one integrated or at least close-to-integrated Earth. Whether or not the human instigators of all this remarkable change will survive the process they helped to initiate more than five hundred years ago remains, Mann suggests in this monumental and revelatory book, an open question.


A Letter from Charles C. Mann

It looked an ice cream cone. But when I came closer, I realized that the boy was eating a raw sweet potato. His father had whittled at the top to expose the orange flesh, which the boy was licking; the unpeeled bottom of the sweet potato served as a handle.

This was at a farm about 300 miles northwest of Shanghai. Sweet potatoes are often eaten raw in rural China--a curiosity to Westerners like me. I didnt realize that I had been staring until the boy ran to seek the protection of his father, who was hoeing a row of sweet potatoes. The father glared at me as I waved an apology. Because I dont speak Chinese, I couldnt tell him that I had been staring not at his son, but at the sweet potato in his hand. Nor could I say that I was staring because the sweet potato was an emblem of four hundred years of convulsive global change.

Sweet potatoes are native to Central America. Spanish ships carried them to Manila in the 1570s, and then a Chinese ship captain smuggled the vines past Spanish customs by wrapping them around ropes and coiling the ropes in a basket. He took the contraband plants to Fujian, in southeast China, across from Taiwan. It was a time of famine in China. The captains son took the sweet potatoes to the governor of Fujian, who in turn ordered farmers to plant the fanshu (foreign tubers). The famine ended. Other regions took up sweet potatoes to solve their food problems. Millions of lives were saved. For three centuries the food of the Chinese poor was not rice but sweet potato.

How did that Chinese kid get his sweet potato? Christopher Columbus. Scientists view Columbus as the man who inadvertently began an explosive global biological swap. After he established contact between the eastern and western hemisphere, thousands of plant and animal species ricocheted around the continents. It was the biggest event in the history of life since the death of the dinosaurs. The Columbian Exchange, as historians call it, is why there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in the United States, potatoes in Ireland, chili peppers in Thailand--and sweet potatoes in China.

It also is a big part of the reason why the British lost the Revolutionary War, why Mexico City became the worlds first truly international city, and why millions of African slaves were transported unwillingly across the Atlantic. Indeed, these are among the subjects of my book, which is largely about the Columbian Exchange.

The sweet potato--along with another American import, corn--did help save China from the calamity of famine. But they also caused another calamity. Traditional Chinese agriculture focused on rice, which had to be grown in wet river valleys. Sweet potatoes and corn could be grown in Chinas dry highlands. Armies of farmers went out and cleared the forests on these highlands. The result was catastrophic erosion. Silt filled the Yangzi and Huang He (Yellow) rivers, setting off huge floods that killed millions of people. It was like one Katrina after another, a Chinese scientist told me. Beset by disaster, China fell behind in the race for global supremacy.

All of this history was encapsulated in the boy and his sweet potato, though he didnt know it. To him, it was just a snack. When I took out my camera, the boys father rolled his eyes in disbelief. But I was taking a picture of centuries of global turbulence. The boy pouted; I clicked the shutter.


Timeline for 1493
200,000,000 B.C.: Geological forces begin to break up the worlds single giant continent, Pangaea, forever separating the hemispheres. After this, Eurasia and the Americas develop completely different suites of plants and animals.

1493 A.D.: Columbus sails on second voyage, establishing the first consequential European settlement in the Americas. Without intending to, he ends the long separation of the hemispheresand sets off the ecological convulsion known as the Columbian Exchange.

1518: In the first environmental calamity of the modern era, accidentally imported African scale insects in Hispaniola lead to an explosion of fire ants. Spaniards flee the ant-infested island in droves; colonists in Santo Domingo hold procession in honor of St. Saturninus, praying for his aid against the insect plague.

1545: Spaniards discover the worlds biggest silver strike in Bolivia. In the next century, the worlds supply of this precious metal will more than double, giving Europe an economic edge that will help it colonize Africa, Asia and the Americas.

1549: Initial appearance of tobaccothe addictive American drug that becomes the first global commodity crazein China. That same year, Hernan Cortes inaugurates the human part of the Columbian Exchange by signing the first contract to import large numbers of Africans to the American mainland.

1571: Miguel Lopez de Legazpi colonizes Manila and establishes continual trade with ChinaColumbuss life-long, never-fulfilled dream. Knitting the entire inhabited planet into a single web of trade, Legazpis actions are the beginning of todays economic globalization.

~1615: Earthworms come to northern North America in English ship ballast. During the next three centuries, they will re-engineer forests from Ohio Valley to Hudson Bay.

1630-60: The gush of American silver finally causes its price to collapse, setting off a the worlds first global economic calamity.

1644: Collapse of Ming dynasty. Long struggle between remaining Ming in south and incoming Qing dynasty in north leads the latter to forcibly evacuate most of the southern coast; millions of dispossessed people pour into the mountains, where they grow maize and sweet potatoes, American crops first smuggled into China from Manila and other European bases.

1775: Frances Flour War, set off by high bread prices, persuades King Louis XVI to allow the pioneering nutritional chemist Antoine-Augustin Parmentier to stage a series of publicity stunts to persuade farmers to grow potatoes, a distrusted foreign species from Peru. Parmentiers PR is so successful that broad swathes of northern Europe are soon covered with a monoculture of potatoes.

1781: Britains southern strategy pushes Gen. Cornwalliss army into North Americas malaria zone, an area dominated by malaria parasites introduced from Europe and Africa. Defeated by malaria, the British army surrenders to a general it never fought: George Washington. This ends the Revolutionary War.

1845: Europes potato monoculture, which is unlike anything ever seen in Peru, turns out to be especially vulnerable to another Peruvian import, the potato blight. Ravaging the continent from Russia to Ireland, the blight causes a famine that kills an estimated two million people, half of them in Ireland.

~1867: Leopold Trouvelot, French amateur entomologist, smuggles gypsy moths to Medford, Mass., hoping to breed them with native silk-producing moths to produce a more robust silk-producer. Their almost immediate escape sets off an invasion that continues today. Trouvelot hurriedly returns to France before the dimensions of the problem can be known.

1880-1912: Industrializing nations, desperate for the elastic belts, pliable gaskets and the aborbent tires needed by steam engines and vehicles, buy every scrap of rubber they can get from the Amazons rubber trees, the sole source of high-quality latex. The ensuing rubber boom collapses after an Englishman smuggles rubber trees out of Brazil. Soon much of southeast Asia is covered with this foreign tree.

1979: The golden apple snail is sent from Brazil to Taiwan to launch an escargot industry there. It escapes, proliferates, and becomes a major menace to the islands rice crop.



1861: The Civil War Awakening

A historian examines the months between Lincoln's election in 1860 and July 4, 1861, when he delivered his first message to Congress.

1944: Fdr And The Year That Changed History

A pivotal year that saw D-Day, the liberation of Paris, Franklin Roosevelt's re-election and the Battle of the Bulge.

1Q84 (Vintage International)

In 1980s Tokyo, a woman who punishes perpetrators of domestic violence has ties to an aspiring novelist who takes on an unusual ghostwriting project.

2,100 Asanas: The Complete Yoga Poses

An illustrated dictionary of yoga poses reveals the range of athleticism possible from beginning through advanced levels.

40 Chances: Finding Hope In A Hungry World

What Warren Buffett's son and grandson have learned in their efforts to feed the hungry.

50 Years, 50 Moments: The Most Unforgettable Plays In Super ...

PartNumber: illustrations

In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of Americas most beloved sporting eventthe Super Bowlan authoritative collection of the most pivotal plays through the decades, compiled by the legendary Jerry Rice, and illustrated with dozens of color photographs.

New York Timesbestseller50 Years, 50 Moments celebrates five decades worth of memories, insights, and personal experiences of Super Sunday. Super Bowl MVP Jerry Rice has compiled his list of the most iconic, strategic, and record-breaking moments in football history from the Super Bowls inception to todayfrom the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I; to the amazing Miami Dolphins championship in Super Bowl VII that capped their seventeen-game undefeated season; to the heart-stopping Super Bowl XXV in which the New York Giants beat the Buffalo Bills 20-19; and Super Bowl XLIXs amazing last-second victory by the New England Patriots over defending champion Seattle Seahawks 28-24.

A Hall of Fame wide receiver who has played alongside and against some of the greatest players in the NFL, Jerry Rice, joined by accomplished sports researcher and journalist Randy O. Williams, draws on his intimate knowledge and insight of the game to highlight remarkable moments from this greatest game in modern sports. Rices access to the NFL means that 50 Years, 50 Moments is chock full of memories and insights directly from the athletes and coaches who were involved in these moments.

Pulling together all the catches, the interceptions, the fumbles and triumphant touchdowns that have made the Super Bowl an unforgettable experience. 50 Years, 50 Moments features marquee names like Joe Montana, Vince Lombardi, Roger Staubach, Walter Sweetness Payton, Terry Bradshaw, Joe Namath, Lawrence Taylor, Mean Joe Greene, as well as Tom Brady and is a handsome must-have keepsake for football fans everywhere that is sure to be treasured for generations to come.


56: Joe Dimaggio And The Last Magic Number In Sports

The era, the ball player and his record.

63 Documents The Government Doesn't Want You To Read

The former governor of Minnesota implores Americans to challenge government secrecy.
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