Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Books of 1996





Creating Killer Web Sites is the first true design book for the Web. Whether you are making a personal page, a site for a client, or a corporate site, you'll find this book invaluable for all aspects of design: site structure, use of metaphor and theme, i ... more info

The President is dead--and the weight, literally, of the world falls on Jack Ryan's shoulders, in Tom Clancy's newest and most extraordinary novel. I don't know what to do. Where's the manual, the training course, for this job? Whom do I ask? Where do I ... more info


The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in the nation (syndicated in nearly 1000 newspapers), takes a look at corporate America in all its glorious lunacy. Lavishly illustrated with Dilbert  strips, these hilarious essays on incompetent bo ... more info


A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatal ... more info



With unsettling beauty and intelligence, Michael Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of World War II.The nurse Hana, exhausted by death, obsessively tends to her last ... more info

novels as the award-winning Neuromancer presents a story set in twenty-first-century Tokyo, where a singer pursues a beautiful media superstar--called an idoru--who does not really exist. 100,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo. ... more info



Three passengers are dead. Fifty-six are injured. The interior cabin virtually destroyed. But the pilot manages to land the plane. . . . At a moment when the issue of safety and death in the skies is paramount in the public mind, a lethal midair disaster ... more info

Creating Great Web Graphics is the first book to focus solely on how to create quality graphics for World Wide Web sites. Through step-by-step instruction, the author teaches readers how to create icons, type, background titles, and images that work well ... more info



The creator of Dilbert, the fastest-growing comic strip in America (syndicated in more than 900 newspapers and read by more than 60 million people), presents a hilariously biting compilation of cartoons that expose the absurdities of corporate management. ... more info


A history of the Internet and the story of the scientists behind its creation describes the 1960s effort funded by the Defense Department and the technologies that contributed to its monumental growth. ... more info


A modern classic. Tufte teaches the fundamentals of graphics, charts, maps and tables. A visual Strunk and White (The Boston Globe). Includes 250 delightfullly entertaining illustrations, all beautifully printed. ... more info

The chasm is where high-tech fortunes are lost... the tornado is where they are made.-- Steve Jobs, Founder & CEO, Next Computer, Inc. Now, in this fascinating sequel, Moore shows how to capitalize on the profit-rich niches and hyper-growth markets beyon ... more info




Her commonsense approach is as entertaining as it is instructive. O'Conner has written a nifty guidebook to modern grammar that affectionately elbows the reader on every page. ... more info

From the bestselling author of Band of Brothers and D-Day, the definitive book on Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time.In 1803 Preside ... more info


Under Andy Grove's leadership, Intel has become the world's largest chipmaker, the fifth-most-admired company in America, and the seventh-most-profitable company among the Fortune 500. You don't achieve rankings like these unless you have mastered a rare ... more info


Something funny is going on is cyberspace and bestselling humorist Dave Barry ([email protected]) is just the guy to tell readers all about it! Self-professed computer geek Barry reviews his life as a hard-drive addict with anecdotes dating back to the ... more info



Tap into the online information that credit agencies and government departments have used for decades. ... more info

Martha Stuart's Better Than You at Entertaining does to Martha Stewart's books what Is Martha Stuart Living? did to her magazine. Hopelessly irreverent, this hilarious new spoof of the uncontested queen of homemaking presents recipes, dinner party plans a ... more info



Programming Perl, 2nd Edition is the authoritative guide to Perl version 5, the scripting utility that has established itself as the programming tool of choice for the World Wide Web, UNIX system administration, and a vast range of other applications. ... more info

This is a guide to marketing high-tech products successfully, by one of the leading practitioners and consultants in the industry. ... more info

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