Books For Geeks

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  • The Geeks' Guide to World Domination: Be Afraid, Beautiful People
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    General Humor - TUNE IN. TURN ON. GEEK OUT. Sorry, beautiful people. These days, from government to business to technology to Hollywood, geeks rule the world. Finally, here s the book no ... - The Geeks' Guide to World Domination: Be Afraid, Beautiful People at Barnes and Noble
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  • Unbored The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
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    With contributions from a diverse crowd of experts, the book provides kids with information to round out their world view and inspire them to learn more. From how-tos on using the library or writing your representative to a graphic history of video games, the book isn't shy about teaching...
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    This Is Mars offers a previously unseen vision of the red planet. Located somewhere between art and science, the book brings together for the first time a series of panoramic images recently sent back by the U.S. observation satellite MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). See the exceptional images SMRO and its HiRISE telescope have been mapping on Mars' surface.
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  • LEGO Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History
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    Includes 3 iconic minifigures! LEGO® Minifigure Year by Year: A Visual History shows the evolution of this classic toy for the first time ever, with exquisite photography and fascinating facts about each and every minifigure included. Featuring more than 2,000 of the most significant, popular, and rare minifigures, this engaging reference guide explores minifigures chronologically...
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  • Level Up!: The Guide to Great Video Game Design
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    Design and build cutting-edge video games with help from video game expert Scott Rogers!If you want to design and build cutting-edge video games but aren't sure where to start, then this is the book for you. Written by leading video game expert Scott Rogers.
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  • Drawing Basics and Video Game Art: Classic to Cutting-Edge Art Techniques
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    "This book supports my own 30-year crusade to demonstrate that games are an art form that undeniably rivals traditional arts. It gives detailed explanations of game art techniques and their importance, while also highlighting their dependence on artistic aspects of game design and programming. John Romero, co-founder of id Software and CEO of Loot Drop, Inc."
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  • The Hobbit: Illustrated Edition
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    A beautiful gift edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's enchanting tale, fully illustrated by Jemima Catlin. "A glorious account of a magnificent adventure, filled with suspense and seasoned with a quiet humor that is irresistible . . . All those, young or old, who love a fine adventurous tale, beautifully told, will take The Hobbit to their hearts." - New York Times Book Review  
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    A brilliantly imaginative and poignant fairy tale from the modern master of wonder and terror, The Ocean at the End of the Lane is Neil Gaiman’s first new novel for adults since his #1 New York Times bestseller Anansi Boys.
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  • Where You Are: A Collection of Maps That Will Leave You Feeling Completely Lost
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    Every day we map. We map how we get from a to b. We map when we’re somewhere new, and somewhere we’ve been many times before. We map ourselves, our days, our thoughts, memories, what we want to mark, save and share. Today it seems, that most of the time, despite all this mapping, we actually don't have a clear sense of where we are. Where You Are, a collection of new work, explores the...
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  • Beautiful LEGO
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    "Far from child's play. An astonishing collection."--Publishers Weekly Mix hundreds of thousands of LEGO bricks with dozens of artists, and what do you get? Beautiful LEGO, a compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases a stunning array of pieces ranging from incredibly lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships.
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  • ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation
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    With a breathtaking collection of unique photography, ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation takes the reader on a tour of the most visually stunning and important products produced by the world's most innovative company - Apple. Follow Apple's journey through a photographic collection of their most important desktops, portables, peripherals, prototypes and more.
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  • Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art 2
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    Introducing the second cult movie-art book from Gallery 1988 one of the world's most talked about art galleries! Gallery 1988 is a Los Angeles art gallery that focuses on pop-culture themed artwork. Be prepared to see your favourite cult movies as you've never seem them before!
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    One book. Two readers. A world of mystery, menace, and desire. A young woman picks up a book left behind by a stranger. Inside it are his margin notes, which reveal a reader entranced by the story and by its mysterious author. She responds with notes of her own, leaving the book for the stranger, and so begins an unlikely conversation that plunges them both into the unknown.
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    The hilarious and inspiring story of how a mysterious misfit got past every roadblock in the Hollywood system to achieve success on his own terms: a $6 million cinematic catastrophe called The Room. Nineteen-year-old Greg Sestero met Tommy Wiseau at an acting school in San Francisco. Wiseau’s scenes were rivetingly wrong, yet Sestero, hypnotized by such uninhibited acting, thought, “I...
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    In this book, 35 directors champion their favorite overlooked or critically savaged gems. Among these guilty pleasures, almost-masterpieces, and undeniable classics in need of revival are unsung noirs (Murder by Contract), famous flops (Can’t Stop the Music, Joe Versus the Volcano), art films (L’ange), theatrical adaptations (The Iceman Cometh), B-movies (Killer Klowns from Outer Space),...
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    Since the beginning of time, there has been struggle. The epic clash of being against being. Han vs the green fellow. Chief Brody vs the very large shark. John McClane vs broken glass, and many, many more...
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    Since the beginning of time, there has been struggle. The epic clash of being against being. Tyrannosaurus Rex vs. Triceratops. Giant Squid vs. the Sperm Whale. The Circle vs. the Square. This is a chronicling of some of the greatest confrontations in FILM HISTORY. These are the GREAT SHOWDOWNS.
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  • Steven Spielberg: A Retrospective, by Richard Schickel
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    From the irresistible fantasy of "E.T." to the gritty realism of "Saving Private Ryan," the films of Steven Spielberg have captured the imagination of the world. Renowned critic Richard Schickel now gives us the definitive illustrated monograph on this Oscar-winning Hollywood icon, whose long and glittering career few directors have equaled.
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    Large screen TVs and full-line DVD services have liberated movie lovers from fear of parking and stale popcorn. Across the country, movie lovers are staying in and creating their own version of book clubs — but without the homework. The Movie Lovers’ Club — the only guide for movie nights with friends — motivates readers to form their own club.
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    THE GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH. Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don’t—something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some 200 of the most powerful and oft-cited quotes from movies (“Where we’re going,...
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    Dark Horse Books and Nintendo team up to bring you The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, containing an unparalleled collection of historical information on The Legend of Zelda franchise. This handsome hardcover contains never-before-seen concept art, the full history of Hyrule, the official chronology of the games, and much more! Starting with an insightful introduction by the legendary...
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    Infographica collects intriguing data from across the planet—for instance, the average lifespan of people living on each continent, the relative durations of the world’s unmanned space probes, or the bite strength of the world’s most dangerous predators—and presents it in stylish, inventive, and original infographics.
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  • Geek Lust By Alex Langley
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    A paperback of pop culture, gadgets and other geek desires, this book has it all, with spotlights on some of the most epic geeks ever, including Einstein, Madame Curie, Nerdist Chris Hardwick and Steve Urkel - plus classic science fiction and horror stories, the greatest experiences to have playing video games, gadgets gone wild, various top lists such as the hottest cryptids and much more!
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    With unprecedented access to Neil Gaiman’s personal archives, author Hayley Campbell gives an insider’s glimpse into the artistic inspirations and musings of one of the world’s most visionary writers. Over the last twenty-five years, Neil Gaiman has mapped out a territory in the popular imagination that is uniquely his own. A master of several genres, including, but not limited to, bestselling...
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  • Star Wars Storyboards Original Trilogy
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    Long, long ago and all that, a young man named George Lucas wanted to make Flash Gordon into a movie. He was denied by the rights holders, flipped them the proverbial birdy, and then made Star Wars. Then, The Empire Strikes Back. Then, Return of the Jedi. But before the movies were filmed, they had to be storyboarded. And now, for the first time ever in this complete a form, you can see...
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    From Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, comes an incisive book about creativity in business—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access...
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    Marvel Comics will celebrate 75 of years of comics excellence in 2014. DK commemorates this special anniversary with Marvel Comics Cover Art, a beautiful, large-scale book featuring some of the most impactful, inspiring, and unusual comic cover art to come out of the Marvel vault. With access to the rarest and most interesting cover art in Marvel's 75-year history, DK brings together an...
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