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A Boy Who Harnessed Wind

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a book about Malawian William Kamkwamba: as a teen, he brought electricity to his home by building a windmill from little more than junk parts.

24 Stars
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Book: Logicomix

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Break out the axioms, because Logicomix is a comic book for math geeks and philosophers; it’s based on Bertrand Russell’s life and features other logic-driven luminaries.

6 Stars
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Dr. Grordbort’s Victory

Dr. Grordbort’s Victory
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Now available for Victorian men and women: Dr. Grordbort’s Victory is a steampunk-themed book that delves into the backstories and mythos behind Weta’s collectible ray-gun line.

8 Stars
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Book: xkcd volume 0

Book: xkcd volume 0
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Everyone’s favorite stick figure web comic finally goes pulpy: xkcd: volume 0 is now available (link: Randall Munroe’s book tour schedule); a portion of profits will go to charity.

20 Stars
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Book: Glitch

Book: Glitch
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No, your monitor isn’t acting up: Iman Moradi’s Glitch: Designing Imperfection is part coffee table art book, part technological disaster with 206 images of glorious computer foul-ups.

10 Stars
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Book: An Awesome Book

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An Awesome Book may be for kids, but Dallas Clayton’s message appeals to all ages: remarkably popular for an indie-published book, he donates one book for each one sold.

27 Stars
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Book: The Flavor Bible

Book: The Flavor Bible
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The Flavor Bible is a must for cooking and cocktail mixologists with an alphabetical listing of flavors and ingredients; it also includes short essays on regional tastes and from chefs.

14 Stars
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The Art of Street Fighter

The Art of Street Fighter
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Available 10/14/09, SF20: The Art of Street Fighter is a 320 page uber-tome packed with 1,500 illustrations that span the SF universe, including sketches, concepts and promo art.

7 Stars
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Toon Treasury of Comics

Toon Treasury of Comics
$40  Buy Hat Tip View

Written for children, but The Toon Treasury of Classic Children’s Comics is also a good find for graphic novel enthusiasts; it’s a collection from the 40s-60s, the Golden Age of comics.

3 Stars
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Book: The Complete Vader

Book: The Complete Vader
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Our favorite force chokin’ Sith Lord gets his own 192 page opus with Star Wars: The Complete Vader; it includes spreads, inserts and an autographed bookplate label by the authors.

5 Stars
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After Deluge: New Orleans

After Deluge: New Orleans
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Acclaimed as a web comic by Rolling Stone, Newsweek and more, New Orleans After the Deluge is now available in hardcover form; it illustrates the true stories of six Katrina survivors.

5 Stars
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Bookmark II

Bookmark II

Propaganda’s Bookmark II has us wondering, “Why didn’t I think of that?!” it’s a rubber band that straps around your book with one killer feature: an arrow to keep your place in the text.

51 Stars
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Book: Leviathan

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Written by Scott Westerfeld with drawings by Keith Thompson, Leviathan is steampunk with a twist: set in WWI, the Germans use steam-driven machines while the British use organic tech.

16 Stars
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Book: Socialnomics

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Whether online or offline, small or large, business owners young and old should read Socialnomics; it discusses social media and business with case studies and real world examples.

6 Stars
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Green Beret Survival Manual

Green Beret Survival Manual
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Filled with 200 how-to illustrations and survival training information, the Green Beret Survival Manual is written by 25-year Special Forces vet and Spec Ops president Myke Hawk.

13 Stars
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Book: Where’s Stig?

Book: Where’s Stig?
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Think of it as Where’s Waldo for the V8 crowd: Where’s Stig is a collaboration between the BBC’s Top Gear and illustrator Rod Hunt, best known for his quirky isometric vector art.

13 Stars
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Book: Pocket Ref

Book: Pocket Ref
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As seen on Mythbusters: the Pocket Ref, 3rd Edition is a compendium of seemingly inane but useful tips for geeks; it’s 440 pages of info on wiring, carpentry, first aid and more.

17 Stars
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CYOA Flow Chart

CYOA Flow Chart

Calling all Choose Your Own Adventure fans: designer Michael Niggel mapped out all possible endings for one book, Journey Under the Sea; not surprisingly, most endings are bad.

3 Stars
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