Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Books of 1995





Second Edition now available!World Wide Web (WWW) sites have been blossoming at an astounding rate, with good reason; WWW technology has proven extraordinarily effective at creating a flexible, interactive, and graphic medium for sharing all kinds of info ... more info

John Allen Paulos is a master at shedding mathematical lights on our everyday world:What exactly did Lani Guinier say about quotas?What is the probability of identifying a murderer through DNA testing?Which are the real risks to our health and which the p ... more info


Eight years is too long to wait for a continuation of a series as good as David Brin's Uplift trilogy, but now we wait no more! Set in a universe Brin'ing with imagination, a multitude of exotic aliens search for the answer to the greatest puzzle of all: ... more info


In Silicon Snake Oil, Clifford Stoll, the best-selling author of The Cuckoo's Egg and one of the pioneers of the Internet, turns his attention to the much-heralded information highway, revealing that it is not all it's cracked up to be.聽聽Yes, the Internet ... more info



Liz enjoys her summer pool job at the glamorous Ridley Hotel.聽聽Until the night, a dark and lonely night, a ghasty shadow surges up from the pool.聽聽A face -- eyes wide, mouth gaping -- stares at Liz.聽聽A hand clutches at her sneaker.聽聽Then it, whatever it i ... more info

In lively, mordantly witty prose, Negroponte decodes the mysteries--and debunks the hype--surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet, and explains why such touted innovations as the fax and the CD-ROM are likely to go the way of ... more info



If you are new to UNIX, this concise introduction will tell you just what you need to get started and no more. Why wade through a 600-page book when you can begin working productively in a matter of minutes?Topics covered include:Logging in and logging o ... more info

Emblems of Mind is a beautifully written, marvelous and entertaining book. Rothstein manages to merge the topics of math and music with depth and clarity. ... more info



Readers of earlier works by Douglas Hofstadter will find this book a natural extension of his style and his ideas about creativity and analogy; in addition, psychologists, philosophers, and artificial-intelligence researchers will find in this elaborate w ... more info


Filled with more than 150 recipes, this vegetarian cookbook integrates a variety of ethnic influences to provide an exciting array of innovative dishes. ... more info


The #1 book on advertising copywriting. Lots of examples. Fun to read. ... more info

Owner name stamp and phone number written on almost blank page following first end page. Pages are clean and binding is tight. ... more info




Winner of the Pulitzer PrizeWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book PrizeOn a desert island in the heart of the Galapagos archipelago, where Darwin received his first inklings of the theory of evolution, two scientists, Peter and Rosemary Grant, have spent t ... more info

From the author of Snow Crash, the story of an engineer who creates a device to raise a girl capable of thinking for herself reveals what happens when a young girl of the poor underclass obtains the device. ... more info


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this book applies Godel's seminal contribution to modern mathematics to the study of the human mind and the development of artificial intelligence. ... more info


No species has ever reached for the stars without the guidance of a patron--except perhaps mankind. Did some mysterious race begin the uplift of humanity aeons ago? Circling the sun, under the caverns of Mercury, Expedition Sundiver prepares for the most ... more info



Detailed and fascinating portraits of seven neurological patients, including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette's syndrome unless he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and ... more info

In The Language Instinct, Steven Pinker, well-known for his revolutionary theory of how children acquire language, lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain com ... more info



Adams scrapes his pen across the fears and absurdities of an age we entered when we weren't paying attention-the age of the bureaucratic vacuum. Dilbert is the Everyman in the down-sized, techno-centered workplace. He's the corporately innocent engineer w ... more info

. . .the best introduction to cryptography I've ever seen. . . . The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published. . . . -Wired Magazine . . .monumental . . . fascinating . . . comprehensive . . . the definitive work on cryptography for ... more info

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