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Technical Bestsellers

With one of the largest selections of used and new books to be found in this space-time continuum, Powell's Technical Books offers something for information seekers of all sorts. Whether you're learning to use computer software or engineer it, if you need help rebuilding or networking your PC or just turning it on, odds are you'll find the book you need on our shelves.

Powell's Tech Twenty ending the week of Monday, July 20


#1
Photoshop CS4 for Windows and Macintosh (Visual QuickStart Guides)
by Elaine Weinmann
Desktop Publishing-Photoshop
Publisher Comments
This edition of the Visual QuickStart Guide to Photoshop CS4 by bestselling authors Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas covers Adobe Photoshop as well as Adobe Bridge and Adobe Camera Raw (which are included with Photoshop). The elegant layout and full... (read more)

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#2
The Periodic Table: Elements with Style
by Adrian Dingle
Children's-Science
Publisher Comments
The Periodic Table introduces budding chemists to the world of the elements as it's never been seen before. Designed to resemble popular networking Web sites, the pages of this book feature "homepages" for each of the chemical elements -- complete with... (read more)

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#3
Graphic Designers Digital Toolkit 3RD Edition
by Allan Wood
Desktop Publishing-General
Publisher Comments
Being a successful graphic designer today requires more than knowing the essential features of industry-standard software applications. It also requires an understanding of how to integrate these programs into a seamless whole while producing work that... (read more)

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#4
InDesign CS4 for Macintosh and Windows (Visual QuickStart Guides)
by Sandee Cohen
Macintosh-Applications
Publisher Comments
Visual QuickStart Guide--the quick and easy way to learn Users of Adobe InDesign will be impressed with the power, ease of use, and integration found in the new InDesign CS3, Adobe's page-design component of Creative Suite 3. Users will also find more... (read more)

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#5
The Adobe Illustrator CS4 Wow! Book [With CDROM] (Wow!)
by Sharon Steuer
Graphics-General
Synopsis
With its practical, yet beautiful examples, this book focuses on real-world tips, tricks, and techniques extracted from the artwork of more than 100 of the best Illustrator artists. Along the way, the book incorporates new Adobe Illustrator CS4 features... (read more)

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#6
Learning Web Design: A Beginner's Guide to (X)HTML, Stylesheets, and Web Graphics
by Jennifer Niederst Robbins
Internet-General
Publisher Comments
Everything you need to know to create professional web sites is right here. Learning Web Design starts from the beginning -- defining how the Web and web pages work -- and builds from there. By the end of the book, you'll have the skills to create multi... (read more)

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#7
Game Design Workshop (2ND 08 Edition)
by Fullerton
General-General
Publisher Comments
Master the craft of game design so you can create that elusive combination of challenge, competition, and interaction that players seek. This design workshop begins with an examination of the fundamental elements of game design; then puts you to work in... (read more)

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#8
Apple Pro Training Series: Shake 4 (2nd Edition)
by Marco Paolini
Communications-Video
Publisher Comments
Talk about making an impact: Apple's Shake compositing and visual effects software has been used in every Academy Award-winning film for visual effects since its debut. It's no wonder that trained Shake artists are in high demand, and there's... (read more)

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#9
Tom Henry's Key Word Index based on the 2008 NEC
by Tom Henry
Construction-Code Books
Publisher Comments
Every word in the Code book put into an index with page numbers. Now you can find it in the Code in seconds! This book is a great study aid for electrical exams and is specially designed to increase your speed by getting you familiar with those hard to... (read more)

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#10
Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation
by Susannah Shaw
Graphics-General
Publisher Comments
To make great animation, you need to know how to control a whole world: how to make a character, how to make that character live and be happy or sad. You need to create four walls around them, a landscape, the sun and moon - a whole life for them. You... (read more)

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#11
CSS: The Missing Manual (Missing Manual)
by David Sawyer Mcfarland
Internet-General
Publisher Comments
Web site design has grown up. Unlike the old days, when designers cobbled together chunky HTML, bandwidth-hogging graphics, and a prayer to make their sites look good, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) now lets your inner designer come out and play. But... (read more)

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#12
ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook: Solutions for Flash Platform and Flex Application Developers
by Joey Lott
Graphics-Computer Animation
Publisher Comments
Well before Ajax and Microsoft's Windows Presentation Foundation hit the scene, Macromedia offered the first method for building web pages with the responsiveness and functionality of desktop programs with its Flash-based "Rich Internet Applications... (read more)

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#13
NFPA 70E: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace, 2009 Edition
by NFPA
Construction-NFPA
Description
Avoid accidents and OSHA fines with the 2009 NFPA 70E®: Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace®! Shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast are responsible for hundreds of worker deaths and thousands of injuries per year in the U.S... (read more)

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#14
Getting Started with Arduino
by Massimo Banzi
Software Engineering-Programming and Languages
Publisher Comments
This valuable little book offers a thorough introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform that's taking the design and hobbyist world by storm. Getting Started with Arduino gives you lots of ideas for Arduino projects and helps you get... (read more)

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#15
Discovering the Essential Universe
by Neil F. Comins
Astronomy-General
Publisher Comments
Based on the most recent edition of Discovering the Universe (©2006), this best-selling text is the most concise, least expensive option for introductory astronomy courses.... (read more)

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#16
National Electrical Code (NEC) 2008 Handbook
by NFPA
Construction-Electrical
Publisher Comments
Get the expert support needed to comply efficiently, avoid violations, and keep electrical installations on track with the National Electrical Code« in this exclusive NEC« 2008 Handbook from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA... (read more)

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#17
The Best in Tent Camping: Oregon: A Guide for Car Campers Who Hate RVs, Concrete Slabs, and Loud Portable Stereos (Best in Tent Camping Oregon)
by Jeanne Louise Pyle and Paul Gerald
Pacific Northwest-Oregon
Staff Pick
If you're the type of camper who thumbs your nose at RVs and doesn't enjoy listening to Metallica's Black Album being pumped from the adjacent site, you'll appreciate the picks in the Best in Tent Camping series. Scenery and serenity are key, and this... (read more)

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#18
The Art of Wheelbuilding: A Bench Reference for the Neophytes, Pros and Wheelaholics
by Gerd Schraner
Mechanical Engineering-General

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#19
New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 11th Edition, Introductory
by June Jamric Parsons
Personal Computers-Textbooks
Publisher Comments
Engage, excite and enlighten your users with New Perspectives on Computer Concepts, Eleventh Edition. This book has been completely updated to provide your users with the latest, most in-depth information on computer concepts and their application today... (read more)

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#20
Pocket Reference
by Thomas J. Glover
Science Reference-Technology
Publisher Comments
Among the many topics covered in this handy, pocket-sized guide are air and gases, computers, electronics, geology, math, surveying and mapping, and weights and measures. Includes tables, charts, drawings, lists & formulas.... (read more)

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