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Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My Father Bleeds History
by Art Spiegelman
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Two powerful, definitive chronicles of modern atrocities — the perfect books for anyone who doubts comix have grown up. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus is a staggering personal depiction of the Holocaust, rendered all the stronger by Spiegelman's... (read more)

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The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
by Art Spiegelman
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Two powerful, definitive chronicles of modern atrocities — the perfect books for anyone who doubts comix have grown up. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus is a staggering personal depiction of the Holocaust, rendered all the stronger by Spiegelman's... (read more)

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A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
by Christopher Alexander and Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein
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Although I am not an architect, I keep this book on my bedside table at all times, so that I can pick it up and read about how the world should be, according to Christopher Alexander. The world is made of "patterns" that work organically. These patterns... (read more)

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Not So Big Remodeling
Not So Big Remodeling
by Sarah Susanka and Marc Vassallo
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Sarah Susanka is a design savant. Described as "the J. K. Rowling of home design books," Susanka has indeed created a media empire that champions small, well-built houses instead of ostentatious McMansions. Her previous books explain how to build new... (read more)

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The Girl Mechanic Goes Outdoors: 160 Exciting Projects to Make and Do
The Girl Mechanic Goes Outdoors: 160 Exciting Projects to Make and Do
by Sarah Scheffel and Editors of Popular Mechanics
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Children — girls and boys — should spend more time outdoors, with their faces away from TV and computer screens. (This goes for grownups, too.) With summer fast approaching, this handy little book is a perfect resource for when your child is bored... (read more)

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Sell Yourself to Science: The Complete Guide to Selling Your Organs, Body Fluids, Bodily Functions and Being a Human Guinea Pig
Sell Yourself to Science: The Complete Guide to Selling Your Organs, Body Fluids, Bodily Functions and Being a Human Guinea Pig
by Jim. Hogshire
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When I was in college, I donated plasma a dozen times to the Alpha Plasma Center in downtown Portland. I have a tiny white scar in the pit of my right forearm to prove it. Why did I waste my afternoons lounging on a vinyl recliner with a giant needle up... (read more)

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Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories
Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer: Stories
by Ben Katchor
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I first became aware of Katchor's sublime black and white strips in the pages of Art Spiegelman's Raw magazine. "(His) picture stories speak a sad, beautiful clarity," R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe once remarked. Compiled from strips published in The Forward... (read more)

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Mini House
Mini House
by Alejandro Bahamon
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Tired of McMansions? Take a gander at Mini House, which features more than twenty-five tiny houses, lofts, and studios designed by top architects. The emphasis is on light, storage, and usability with high-quality materials. Integration of architecture... (read more)

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Japanese Graphics Now!
Japanese Graphics Now!
by Taschen
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I'm a sucker for good packaging and design, and Japanese Graphics Now! is full of the stuff. It's aimed at graphic designers for packaging, posters and ads, and print. Poring through this book refreshes my brain and inspires me. You definitely get bang... (read more)

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Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth
by Apostolos Doxiadis and Christos Papadimitriou
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Bertrand Russell hasn't been this entertaining since Bruce Duffy's 1987 novel The World As I Found It. Logicomix is an astoundingly entertaining graphic novel about the most unlikely of subjects: Bertrand Russell's struggle to find the logical foundation... (read more)

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The Complete Compost Gardening Guide
The Complete Compost Gardening Guide
by Barbara Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin
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After obsessing over house projects, it's refreshing and lovely to go outside and play in the dirt for a while. Barbara Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin's Complete Compost Gardening Guide is the best book on composting that I've ever read. Full of color... (read more)

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The Whatchamacallit: Those Everyday Objects You Just Can't Name (and Things You Think You Know About, But Don't)
The Whatchamacallit: Those Everyday Objects You Just Can't Name (and Things You Think You Know About, But Don't)
by Danny Danziger and Mark McCrum
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No, it's not a candy bar. Authors Danny Danziger and Mark McCrum describe "whatchamacallits" as "those everyday objects you just can't name and things you think you know about, but don't." Even if you think you have a good vocabulary, there are millions... (read more)

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Biodiesel America
Biodiesel America
by Joshua Tickell and Meghan Murphy and Claudia Graziano
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Tickell, an expert on biodiesel, explains how biodiesel is the best alternative to gasoline in today's age of peak oil. America, with its insatiable appetite for fast food, uses more vegetable oil for frying than any other nation. Why not turn that fat... (read more)

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Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
Ascending Peculiarity: Edward Gorey on Edward Gorey
by Karen Wilkin
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The late Edward Gorey is famous for his illustrations, absurdist stories, ballet fixation, and cats. But Ascending Peculiarity, a wonderful collection of interviews spanning twenty-five years, illuminates Mr. Gorey in a most splendid way. Although his... (read more)

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This Will Kill You: A Guide to the Ways in Which We Go
This Will Kill You: A Guide to the Ways in Which We Go
by H P Newquist
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We all have to check out sometime, but some of us die more spectacularly than others. HP Newquist and Rich Maloof researched the painful particulars of what it's like to perish from any number of unfortunate events, including a shark attack, burning at... (read more)

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Don't Get Burned on Ebay: How to Avoid Scams and Escape Bad Deals
Don't Get Burned on Ebay: How to Avoid Scams and Escape Bad Deals
by Shauna Wright
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Yikes! This book should be required reading for anyone who buys or sells on eBay. Author Shauna Wright delves into the details of Paypal, pros and cons of various shippers, scams to watch out for, and who to contact if you've fallen prey to a thief. But... (read more)

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Makers: All Kinds of People Making Amazing Things in Garages, Basements, and Backyards
Makers: All Kinds of People Making Amazing Things in Garages, Basements, and Backyards
by Bob Parks
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Get rid of your TV set and make something instead. This book, released by the publishers of Make magazine, rules. It features ordinary people making extraordinary things, like a personal submarine, a washtub Tesla coil, a go-kart with a turbine jet... (read more)

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Instant Egghead Guide: The Universe
Instant Egghead Guide: The Universe
by J. R. Minkel
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When it's hot as all get out, sometimes even reading takes energy. Go away Wall Street Journal, hello, People magazine. Author J. R. Minkel understands this concept. Instant Egghead Guide: The Universe is full of 60-second tidbits about the universe that... (read more)

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101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School
by Matthew Frederick
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This small, pocket-size book, 101 Things I Learned in Architectural School, is a surprise smash hit — over 100,00 copies have been sold since it was published in September 2007. As a working architect and urban planner, Matthew Frederick distills... (read more)

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Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio
Hello World: A Life in Ham Radio
by Danny Gregory
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Author Danny Gregory went to a flea market and found a ring binder containing 369 colorful and cryptic-looking postcards. Intrigued, he bought the collection and did some investigating. These cards were ham radio QSL cards, which are postcards that hams... (read more)

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