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Worst-Case Scenario: Man Skills

Worst-Case Scenario: Man Skills
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A collection of the best of the Complete Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbooks, Man Skills outfits you with everything you need to know in the event of alligator attack, backyard BBQ fire or other crisis.

I Lego N.Y. (Book)

I Lego N.Y. (Book)
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Homesickness prompted artist Cristoph Niemann to create vignettes of his hometown, New York, using LEGO bricks. Has all the pictures originally posted on his blog, plus some new ones.

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Giveaway: Zombie Combat

Giveaway: Zombie Combat

In celebration of the release of Roger Ma’s official guide to battling the undead, we’re giving away 5 copies of his Zombie Combat Manual. Update: this contest has concluded. Congrats to the winners and thanks to all who participated!

The Elements: iPad Periodic Table

The Elements: iPad Periodic Table
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The Elements iPad app combines high-res 3D models with Theodore Gray’s humorous and simple prose to make learning about the elements a lot of fun. iPad skeptics, eat your heart out.

BOOK for iPad

BOOK for iPad
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It doesn’t have the cool vintage factor of the BookBook, but Nedrelow’s BOOK for iPad scores points with minimalists with a clean linen cover and 100% wool felt sleeve inner lining.

Idiot’s Guide to Zombies (Book)

Idiot’s Guide to Zombies (Book)
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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Zombies may come a bit too late for the few remaining human survivors, but for the brainless masses it’s a tasty tour of zombie types, culture, and psychology.

1001 Beers (Book)

1001 Beers (Book)
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Some aspire to climb Mt. Everest or make a million bucks, but the 960-page 1001 Beers You Must Taste Before You Die is an aspiration that’s practical, rewarding, and frothy.

P&P&Z: Dawn of the Dreadfuls

P&P&Z: Dawn of the Dreadfuls
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NSFW: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls revisits English zombie sensibilities, this time with a quintet of ninja-star throwing, pistol-packing chicks joining the fray.

Helmet for My Pillow (Book)

Helmet for My Pillow (Book)
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Robert Leckie’s Helmet for My Pillow gets a re-issue for its TV adaptation in HBO’s The Pacific; it’s the real account of a WW2 Marine who fought in Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu.

Time Lapse: Book Cover

Time Lapse: Book Cover

Whoever said not to judge a book by its cover knows nothing about marketing: watch this fascinating time lapse video of the creation of a book cover for Gail Carriger’s Blameless.

Drive (Book)

Drive (Book)
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Citing case studies that include Google’s 20% Time, Drive reexamines what really motivates us: it’s not hope of gain or fear of loss, but the ability to grow and realize our fullest potential.

Animator’s Survival Kit (Book)

Animator’s Survival Kit (Book)
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Winner of 3 Oscars and over 250 other awards Richard Williams’ Animator’s Survival Kit is a must for artists young and old; the 2009 expanded edition includes an extra 30 pages.

Nintendo Magic (Book)

Nintendo Magic (Book)
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Available 4/20/10, Nintendo Magic should be required reading for both fanboys and business majors; it focuses on Nintendo’s surprisingly successful 2006 comeback thanks to the Wii.

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Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
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From the author that wrote Pride and Prejudice and Zombies comes Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter; his house (and a vampire) gets divided as he wages uncivil war in the trailer above.

Cowboy: The Ultimate Guide

Cowboy: The Ultimate Guide
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They may be few in number, but they’re not riding off into the sunset: Cowboy: The Ultimate Guide is written by Rocco Wachman, Cowboy College instructor and host of CMT’s Cowboy U.

Chuck Norris Cannot Be Stopped

Chuck Norris Cannot Be Stopped
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Thanks to a title that is self-evident truth, Chuck Norris Cannot Be Stopped roundhouse kicks its way into our hearts with over 176 pages of 400 all-new facts; available 5/4/10.

Time Traveler’s Handbook

Time Traveler’s Handbook
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Make time traveling a total blast from the past: The Time Traveler’s Handbook teaches you how to survive the Black Death, play Mayan football, tackle a T. Rex, and more.

The Gambler Card Set

The Gambler Card Set
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Make sure you’re always playing with a full deck with The Gambler Card Set; the guide includes over 350 card games and is paired with two sleek monochromatic black and white decks.

Little Billy’s Letters (Book)

Little Billy’s Letters (Book)
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It’s a bit hazy ethically, but Little Billy’s Letters is indeed a prank-de-force; praised by master hoaxer Alan Abel, fictional Little BIlly gets real replies from presidents, celebrities, and more.

Big Bad-Ass Book of Shots

Big Bad-Ass Book of Shots
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It’s been around since 2004, but hat tip to CM for this gem: the Big Bad-Ass Book of Shots is crammed with over 1,400 recipes and 706 pages of shots, shooters, and slammers.

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Rework (Book)

Rework (Book)
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Rework’s entrepreneurial tips (“fire the workaholics,” “emulate drug dealers”) seem out of left field, but it has strong pedigree: it’s written by 37signals’ founders and has Seth Godin’s blessing.

The Zombie Combat Manual

The Zombie Combat Manual
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Roger Ma’s Zombie Combat Club gets its first book 4/6/10; Zombie Combat Manual is packed with 320 pages of illustrations and accounts on surviving hand-to-hand battles with the undead.

Atlas of the Verse, Vol. 1

Atlas of the Verse, Vol. 1
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Firefly captains can learn the New Canaan run with the Atlas of the Verse: Volume One; the giant 12″x16″ book features 26 full-color pages and 11 planetary systems on 100 lb. paper.

FF XIII: Collector’s Guide

FF XIII: Collector’s Guide
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Limited to a single print run, the Collector’s Edition of the Final Fantasy XIII Guide is a 272-page hardcover that includes walkthroughs, extras, and a bonus 16-page story overview.

Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon

Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon
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The Anti-Pirate Potato Cannon is written for young mariners, but with 101 tips that include brewing biofuel, fighting sharks, and waging paintball sea battles, it’s for the young-at-heart, too.

Moleskine Wine Journal

Moleskine Wine Journal
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Moleskine’s Wine Journal is ideal for budding sommeliers–as long as they’re sober enough; each includes six themed sections, a wine glossary, and double expandable inner pocket.

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