Books by: Reference


The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

by Betty Edwards
206,821 voters
When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a y...
Wall and Piece

Wall and Piece

by Banksy
141,668 voters
Wall and Piece
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

by Stephen King
126,901 voters
“Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon the publication of Stephen King's On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors o...
The Art Book

The Art Book

by Phaidon Press
98,945 voters
An A to Z guide to 500 great painters and sculptors from medieval to modern times, it debunks art historical classifications by throwing together brilliant examples of all periods,...
The Joy of Cooking

The Joy of Cooking

by Marion Rombauer BeckerEthan BeckerIrma S. Rombauer
98,674 voters
Since its original publication, Joy of Cooking has been the most authoritative cookbook in America, the one upon which millions of cooks have confidently relied for more than sixty...
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

by Better Homes and Gardens
90,131 voters
Features: Over 900 new recipes -- 1,200 in all-reflect current eating habits and lifestyles; 500 new photographs -- over 700 in all-including 60 percent more of finished food than ...
Cosmos

Cosmos

by Carl Sagan
73,323 voters
Cosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series. In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and t...
How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food

How to Cook Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Food

by Mark Bittman
50,350 voters

Great Food Made Simple

Here's the breakthrough one-stop cooking reference for today's generation of cooks! Nationally known cooking authority Mark Bittman show...

M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

M.C. Escher: The Graphic Work

by Bruce Brooks PfeifferM.C. Escher
48,724 voters
Presenting the structurally unthinkable as though it were a law of nature M.C. Escher was born in 1898 in Leeuwarden (Netherlands). He received his first drawing lessons during sec...
Wicked: The Grimmerie

Wicked: The Grimmerie

by David CoteStephen SchwartzJoan MarcusWinnie Holzman
47,026 voters
Wicked is not just a musical, it is a phenomenon. Every week 15,000 people pack New York+s Gershwin Theatre to see the show. The most successful musical on Broadway in 2004, Wicked...
You Can Heal Your Life

You Can Heal Your Life

by Louise L. Hay
43,146 voters
If you haven't seen Hay House's Lifestyles series of gorgeous gift books, there is no better way to acquaint yourself than with publisher/author Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your L...
Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

by Jane EnglishRowena Pattee KryderChungliang Al HuangToinette LippeGia-Fu FengLao Tzu
39,693 voters
The Tao Te Ching, the esoteric but infinitely practical book written most probably in the sixth century B.C. by Lao Tsu, has been translated more frequently than any work ex...
The Complete Works

The Complete Works

by William Shakespeare
39,248 voters
The tempest --
Two gentlemen of Verona --
Merry wives of Windsor --
Twelfth night, or, What you will --
Measure for measure --
Much ado about nothing --
A m...
Holy Bible: New International Version

Holy Bible: New International Version

by Anonymous
38,613 voters
The New International Version (NIV) is a completely original translation of the Bible developed by more than one hundred scholars working from the best available Hebrew, Aramaic, a...
Lies My Teacher Told Me

Lies My Teacher Told Me

by James W. Loewen
37,525 voters

Winner of the 1996 American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship

Americans have lost touch with their history, ...

What to Expect When You're Expecting

What to Expect When You're Expecting

by Heidi MurkoffArlene EisenbergSandee Hathaway
33,882 voters
Incorporating everything that's new in pregnancy, childbirth, and the lifestyles of parents-to-be, complete with a preconception plan, information on choosing a practitioner, birth...
The Moosewood Cookbook: Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Ithaca, New York

The Moosewood Cookbook: Recipes from Moosewood Restaurant, Ithaca, New York

by Mollie Katzen
33,733 voters
Among the most influential cookbooks of our time, the Moosewood Cookbook is such a powerful symbol that the publishers were tempted not to tamper with it. But times have changed, a...
1,000 Places to See Before You Die

1,000 Places to See Before You Die

by Patricia Schultz
32,482 voters
Around the World, continent by continent, here is the best the world has to offer: 1,000 places guaranteed to give travelers the shivers. Sacred ruins, grand hotels, wildlife prese...
History of Beauty

History of Beauty

by Umberto EcoAlastair McEwenGirolamo De Michele
32,227 voters
Now in paperback, Umberto Eco’s groundbreaking and much-acclaimed first illustrated book has been a critical success since its first publication in 2004. What is beauty? Umberto Ec...
Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes

Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes

by Giada De Laurentiis
31,985 voters
In her hit Food Network show Everyday Italian, Giada De Laurentiis shows you how to cook delicious, beautiful food in a flash. And here, in her long-awaited first book, she ...
Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

Barefoot Contessa at Home: Everyday Recipes You'll Make Over and Over Again

by Ina GartenQuentin Bacon
31,806 voters
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Throughout the years that she has lived and worked in East Hampton, Ina Garten has catered and attended countless parties and dinners. ...
The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum Opus

The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King's Magnum Opus

by Bev Vincent
31,490 voters
In 1970, Stephen King embarked on what would become the crowning achievement in his literary career-the Dark Tower. The seven-volume series, written and published over a period of ...
The Natural Way to Draw

The Natural Way to Draw

by Kimon NicolaidesMamie Harmon
29,188 voters
Great for the beginner and the expert, this book offers readers exercises to improve their work.
The Intelligent Investor

The Intelligent Investor

by Benjamin GrahamWarren BuffettJason Zweig
27,132 voters
Intelligent Investor - The Definitive Book On Value Investing (REV 03) by Graham, Benjamin - Zweig, Jason [Paperback (2003)]
First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently

by Marcus BuckinghamCurt Coffman
26,301 voters
Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its revolutionary study of more than 80,000 managers in First, Break All the Rules, revealing what the world’s greatest managers do diffe...
The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers

by Clinton RossiterAlexander HamiltonJames MadisonJohn JayCharles R. Kessler
24,054 voters
The Federalist Papers, written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison & John Jay, defend what was in their day a revolutionary charter--the Constitution of the United States of Ameri...
Art Through the Ages

Art Through the Ages

by Christin J. MamiyaFred S. KleinerHelen Gardner
22,990 voters
The market-leading text for the art history survey course, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES has served as a comprehensive and thoughtfully crafted guide to the defining phases of the...
Vincent Van Gogh: The Complete Paintings

Vincent Van Gogh: The Complete Paintings

by Ingo F. WaltherRainer Metzger
22,686 voters
Van Gogh, who took up a variety of professions before becoming an artist, was a solitary, despairing and self-destructive man. This richly illustrated and expert study follows the ...
How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking

How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking

by Nigella Lawson
22,067 voters
Nigella Lawson's How to Be a Domestic Goddess is about not only baking, but the enjoyment of being in the kitchen, taking sensuous pleasure in the entire process, and relish...
The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World

by A.J. Jacobs
21,978 voters
Part memoir and part education (or lack thereof), The Know-It-All chronicles NPR contributor A.J. Jacobs's hilarious, enlightening, and seemingly impossible quest to read the Encyc...
Tao Te Ching

Tao Te Ching

by Jacob NeedlemanJane EnglishToinette LippeGia-Fu FengLao Tzu
21,502 voters
For nearly two generations, Gia-fu Feng and Jane English's translation of the Tao Te Ching has been the standard for those seeking access to the wisdom of Taoist thought. No...
Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners

Rachael Ray 365: No Repeats: A Year of Deliciously Different Dinners

by Rachael Ray
21,154 voters
Even your favorite dinner can lose its appeal when it’s in constant rotation, so mix it up! With her largest collection of recipes yet, Food Network’s indefatigable cook Rachael Ra...
Anatomy for the Artist

Anatomy for the Artist

by Jenő Barcsay
21,004 voters
It’s the classic in its field—a reference work of unparalleled importance for all professionals and students of art.  


 
This superb art manu...
A History of Western Philosophy

A History of Western Philosophy

by Bertrand Russell
19,848 voters
Since its first publication in 1945 Lord Russell's A History of Western Philosophy has been universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject—unparalle...
Nigella Express: 130 Recipes for Good Food, Fast

Nigella Express: 130 Recipes for Good Food, Fast

by Nigella Lawson
19,658 voters
This is the first time that we've ever launched a cookbook alongside a brand new show. Nigella's ratings are through the roof, and she was recently featured in In Style. The...
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

by Natalie Goldberg
17,990 voters
With insight, humour, and practicality, Natalie Goldberg inspires writers and would-be writers to take the leap into writing skilfully and creatively.She offers suggestions, encour...
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Visual Companion

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Visual Companion

by Jude Fisher
17,544 voters
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Two Towers Visual Companion comes a lavishly illustrated keepsake guide to The Return of the King. As Frodo, Sam, and Gollum...
Anatomy for the Artist

Anatomy for the Artist

by Sarah Simblet
16,494 voters
Specially taken photographs show the construction of the human body while underlying anatomical structures are revealed using illustrations by the author.
The Constitution of the United States of America

The Constitution of the United States of America

by Founding Fathers
16,442 voters

The complete text of the United States Constitution, including all of the amendments.

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health

The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted And the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, And Long-term Health

by Thomas M. Campbell IIT. Colin Campbell
15,939 voters
Even today, as trendy diets and a weight-loss frenzy sweep the nation, two-thirds of adults are still obese and children are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, typically an “adu...
Selected Poems

Selected Poems

by Emily Dickinson
15,819 voters
Wonderful selection of this great poet's greatest, most popular poems. Includes "There's a certain slant of light," "Because I could not stop for death," "It was not death for I st...
The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students, Bearing on the Concept and Technique of Picture Making, the Study of Art

The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students, Bearing on the Concept and Technique of Picture Making, the Study of Art

by Robert HenriForbes WatsonMargery A. Ryerson
15,755 voters
In this book are the essential beliefs and theories of a great teacher and American artist, Robert Henri. While it embodies the entire system of his teaching, with much technical a...
I'm Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking

I'm Just Here for the Food: Food + Heat = Cooking

by Alton Brown
15,550 voters
Blending humor, wisdom, history, pop culture, science, and basic cooking knowledge, the host of Food Network's Good Eats presents a special edition of his innovative, instru...
The New Best Recipe

The New Best Recipe

by John BurgoyneCarl TremblayCook's Illustrated Magazine
15,477 voters
The flagship book of the award-winning, best-selling series, is back-bigger and better than ever. Fully-updated and double the size of the original, this new edition boasts 22 chap...
Gustav Klimt: 1862-1918

Gustav Klimt: 1862-1918

by Gilles Néret
15,316 voters
Cult of pleasure: Feminine sensuality by the Vienna Secession s greatest proponentGustav Klimt s ornate, sensual, and decadent style made him not only the most prominent of the Vie...
The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

by Pablo NerudaIlan Stavans
14,333 voters
The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by "the greatest poet of the twentieth century - in any language" - Gabriel García Márquez

"In his work a c...
Dali: The Paintings

Dali: The Paintings

by Robert DescharnesGilles Néret
14,290 voters
This publication presents in 2 volumes in a box the entire painted oeuvre of Salvadore Dali (1904-1989). After many years of research, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Neret final...
The Taste of Home Cookbook

The Taste of Home Cookbook

by Beth WittlingerJanet Briggs
14,030 voters
More than 1,200 recipes--including more than 135 light recipes--are compiled in this sturdy five-ring binder.
The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States

by Founding Fathers
13,801 voters
The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise.

On July 4, 1776, the Second Continent...
The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands

by Laura C. Schlessinger
13,339 voters
In her most provocative book yet, Dr. Laura urgently reminds women that to take proper care of their husbands is to ensure themselves the happiness and satisfaction they yearn for ...
Life Application Study Bible: NIV

Life Application Study Bible: NIV

by Ronald A. BeersAnonymous
13,185 voters
- Application Notes provide penetrating insight into what the Bible says to you about how you live. - Book Introductions use timelines, overviews, and outlines to prepare you to he...
I'm OK - You're OK

I'm OK - You're OK

by Thomas A. Harris
12,589 voters
Transactional Analysis delineates three observable ego-states (Parent, Adult, and Child) as the basis for the content and quality of interpersonal communication. "Happy childhood" ...
The I Ching or Book of Changes

The I Ching or Book of Changes

by Cary F. BaynesRichard WilhelmC.G. JungAnonymous
12,582 voters
The I Ching, or Book of Changes, is one of the 1st efforts of the human mind to place itself within the universe. It has exerted a living influence in China for 3000 years a...
The Fannie Farmer Cookbook: Anniversary

The Fannie Farmer Cookbook: Anniversary

by Marion CunninghamFannie Merritt FarmerArchibald Candy Corporation
12,387 voters
Here is the great basic American cookbook—with more than 1,990 recipes, plain and fancy—that belongs in every household.

Originally published in 1896 as The Boston Cooking...
The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada

by Thich Nhat HanhAnanda MaitreyaAnonymousBalangoda Ananda Maitreya Maitreya
12,387 voters
The Dhammapada (Pāli; Prakrit: धम्मपद Dhammapada; Sanskrit: धर्मपद Dharmapada) is a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known...
Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

Figure Drawing for All It's Worth

by Andrew Loomis
12,238 voters
Hardback book. 204 pages.
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines

by Thomas C. Foster
11,870 voters
What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily...
Everyday Food: Great Food Fast

Everyday Food: Great Food Fast

by Martha Stewart
11,862 voters
No matter how busy you are, at the end of the day you want fresh, flavorful meals that are easy to prepare. And you want lots of choices and variations—recipes that call for your fa...
Giada's Family Dinners

Giada's Family Dinners

by Giada De LaurentiisVictoria Pearson
11,837 voters
In her New York Times bestseller Everyday Italian, Giada De Laurentiis introduced us to the simple, fresh flavors of her native Italian cuisine. Now, America’s favori...
The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook

The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook

by Carl TremblayDaniel J. Van AckereAmerica's Test Kitchen
11,831 voters
A revision of the Fall 2005 BookSense pick and bestseller, this edition features a new light recipe chapter, more than 1500 color photos, heavy duty paper and binding, over 2 dozen...
How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

by Leil Lowndes
11,696 voters
"You'll not only break the ice, you'll melt it away with your new skills." -- Larry King

"The lost art of verbal communication may be revitalized by Leil Lowndes...
Baking: From My Home to Yours

Baking: From My Home to Yours

by Dorie GreenspanAlan Richardson
11,450 voters
Dorie Greenspan has written recipes for the most eminent chefs in the world: Pierre Hermé, Daniel Boulud, and arguably the greatest of them all, Julia Child, who once told Dorie, "...
The Way to Cook

The Way to Cook

by Julia Child
11,320 voters
In this magnificent new cookbook, illustrated with full color throughout, Julia Child give us her magnum opus the distillation of a lifetime of cooking. And she has an important me...
The Areas of My Expertise

The Areas of My Expertise

by John Hodgman
11,070 voters
Hot on the heels of the #1 bestsellers The Onion's Our Dumb Century and Jon Stewart's America comes The Areas of My Expertise, the brilliant and uproariou...
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine

by Wayne A. Grudem
10,842 voters
The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redem...
Barefoot in Paris

Barefoot in Paris

by Ina GartenQuentin Bacon
10,836 voters
Hearty boeuf Bourguignon served in deep bowls over a garlic-rubbed slice of baguette toast; decadently rich croque monsieur, eggy and oozing with cheese; gossamer crème brulee, its...
What to Expect the First Year

What to Expect the First Year

by Heidi MurkoffArlene EisenbergSandee HathawaySharon MazelMark D. Widome
10,618 voters
Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of...
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

by Harold McGee
10,435 voters
Harold McGee's On Food and Cooking is a kitchen classic. Hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking i...
Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

by Marcella HazanKarin Kretschmann
10,430 voters
Here--in one volume--the authentic, delicious recipes and foolproof techniques that made Marcella Hazan's masterpieces, The Classic Italian Cookbook and More Classic Italian Cookin...
Cook with Jamie

Cook with Jamie

by Jamie Oliver
10,407 voters
This is my guide to making you a better cook and it's the biggest book I've ever done! I think it looks beautiful and is full of simple and accessible recipes (160 of them!) that w...
The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth

The Complete Guide to Middle-Earth

by J.R.R. TolkienR.A. Foster
10,117 voters
Now in a gorgeous new hardcover format with a four-color map of Middle-earth, this is the completely revised guide to every creature, place, and event from the great fantasy epic.
The New Bedside, Bathtub and Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie

The New Bedside, Bathtub and Armchair Companion to Agatha Christie

by Pam McAllisterBruce CassidayDick Riley
10,092 voters
56 authors on hundreds of titles, including plays and short stories. Lavishly embellished with black-and-white photographs, book covers, and images. Reviews of Agatha Christie work...
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders DSM-IV-TR

by American Psychiatric Association
9,995 voters
This Text Revision incorporates information culled from a comprehensive literature review of research about mental disorders published since the DSM-IV(R) of 1994. Updated informat...
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

by Richard Feynman
9,946 voters

Famous the world over for the creative brilliance of his insights into the physical world, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent...
The 20th Century Art Book

The 20th Century Art Book

by Phaidon Press
9,728 voters
Covering the international nature of the modern art scene, this title encompasses established, iconic works of art and the classics of the future. It presents 500 artists in an alp...
The Atlas of Middle-Earth

The Atlas of Middle-Earth

by Karen Wynn Fonstad
9,695 voters
Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its fo...
Keys to Drawing

Keys to Drawing

by Bert Dodson
9,685 voters
Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw.

In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system--fifty-five -keys- that you can use to render an...
On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy

by Peter D. KramerCarl R. Rogers
9,684 voters
The late Carl Rogers, founder of the humanistic psychology movement, revolutionized psychotherapy with his concept of "client-centered therapy." His influence has spanned deca...
The Cake Mix Doctor

The Cake Mix Doctor

by Anne ByrnAnthony Loew
9,506 voters
The Cake Mix Doctor
FRUiTS

FRUiTS

by Mark SandersShoich AokiShoichi Aoki
9,183 voters
This is a collection of 45 Tokyo street fashion portraits from Japan's premier fanzine. "Fruits" was established in 1994, by photographer Shoich Aoki, initially as a project to doc...
The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern

The Dragonlover's Guide to Pern

by Anne McCaffreyJody Lynn Nye
9,042 voters
An indispensable companion guide to the wonderful world of Anne McCaffrey and her dragons.

Guaranteed to enrich every armchair traveler's journey into McCaffrey's legendar...
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

by Deborah Madison
9,008 voters

The tenth anniversary edition of this landmark cookbook, with more than 325,000 copies in print, includes a new introduction from Deborah Madison, America’s leading authority...

The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook

by Alan LeeIan McKellen
8,929 voters
In The Lord of the Rings Sketchbook Alan Lee reveals in pictures and in words how he created the beautiful watercolor paintings for the special centenary edition of The L...
The Gourmet Cookbook: More than 1000 recipes

The Gourmet Cookbook: More than 1000 recipes

by Ruth ReichlJohn WilloughbyZanne Early Stewart
8,874 voters
This is a great cook book of 1000 recipes. Enjoy!
Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents

Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents

by Nicholas GanzTristan Manco
8,852 voters
"Graffiti World is the ultimate graffiti book. Offering a unique insight into the very essence of graffiti and its creative explosion over the past thirty-five years, it takes us o...
The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest

The New Enchanted Broccoli Forest

by Mollie Katzen
8,813 voters
This second volume in Mollie Katzen's classic cooking series features over 200 vegetarian recipes and a bounty of kitchen guidance from one of America's dearest cookbook authors. M...
How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

by Mortimer J. AdlerCharles Van Doren
8,722 voters
How to Read a Book, originally published in 1940, has become a rare phenomenon, a living classic. It is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension fo...
Animal-Speak: The Spiritual and Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small

Animal-Speak: The Spiritual and Magical Powers of Creatures Great and Small

by Ted AndrewsWinston AllenMargaret K. Andrews
8,427 voters
The animal world has much to teach us. Some animals are experts at survival and adaptation, some never get cancer, some embody strength and courage while others exude playfulness. ...
The Art of Amy Brown

The Art of Amy Brown

by Amy BrownCharles de Lint
8,420 voters
The Art of Amy Brown is the first collection of Amy Brown's wildly popular art. It was published by Chimera Publishing in 2003. The book is 157 pages of art, with a commentary by A...
Holy Blood, Holy Grail

Holy Blood, Holy Grail

by Richard LeighMichael BaigentHenry Lincoln
8,313 voters
A nineteenth century French priest discovers something in his mountain village at the foot of The Pyrenees which enables him to amass and spend a fortune of millions of pounds. The...
The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss

by Maurice SendakDr. SeussAudrey Geisel
8,302 voters
These fabulous, whimsical paintings, created for his own pleasure and never shown to the public, show Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss) in a whole new light. Depicting outlandish creatures...
Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant: Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant

Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant: Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant

by The Moosewood CollectiveCarolyn B. Mitchell
8,225 voters
Since its opening in 1973, Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York, has been synonymous with creative cuisine with a healthful, vegetarian emphasis.

Each Sunday at Moosew...
Zen in the Art of Writing

Zen in the Art of Writing

by Ray Bradbury
8,012 voters
"Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a land mine. The land mine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces back together. Now, it's your tur...
Bulfinch's Mythology

Bulfinch's Mythology

by Thomas Bulfinch
7,964 voters
For almost a century and a half, Bulfinch's Mythology has been the text by which the great tales of the gods and goddesses, Greek and Roman antiquity; Scandinavian, Celtic, and Ori...
The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

by Pema Chödrön
7,954 voters
We always have a choice, Pema Chodron teaches: We can let the circumstances of our lives harden us and make us increasingly resentful and afraid, or we can let them soften us and m...
Barefoot Contessa Parties!: Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun

Barefoot Contessa Parties!: Ideas and Recipes for Easy Parties That Are Really Fun

by Ina GartenJames Merrell
7,947 voters
After more than twenty years of running Barefoot Contessa, the acclaimed specialty food store, Ina Garten published her first collection of recipes. The Barefoot Contessa Cookbo...
Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas

Art in Theory 1900 - 2000: An Anthology of Changing Ideas

by Paul WoodCharles Harrison
7,746 voters
This popular anthology of twentieth-century art theoretical texts has now been expanded to take account of new research, and to include significant contributions to art theory from...
Drawing the Head and Figure

Drawing the Head and Figure

by Jack Hamm
7,698 voters
A how-to handbook that makes drawing easy. Offers simplified techniques and scores of brand-new hints and helps. Step by step procedures. Hundreds of illustrations.
Why Do Men Have Nipples?: Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini

Why Do Men Have Nipples?: Hundreds of Questions You'd Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini

by Mark LeynerBilly Goldberg
7,672 voters
Is There a Doctor in the House?

Say you’re at a party. You’ve had a martini or three, and you mingle through the crowd, wondering how long you need to stay before going ou...
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

by Marc Weissbluth
7,648 voters
Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child