Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Books of 1996




Virus of the Mind is the first popular book devoted to the science of memetics, a controversial new field that transcends psychology, biology, anthropology, and cognitive science. Memetics is the science of memes, the invisible but very real DNA of human ... more info

It's no longer the case that the Internet and the World Wide Web are the preserve of people who are simply enamored with the technology. Your competitors are now using the World Wide Web as a very important component of their marketing strategy. As a mar ... more info


Out of Control chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the machines and systems that drive our economy are so complex and autonomous as to be indistinguishable from living things. ... more info


The Witch Doctors is a one-stop guide to management theories, fads, and the gurus who promote them that will spark controversy, debate, and a dialogue for change. Funny, entertaining and outspoken, this is a book no American worker can afford to miss. ... more info



Collects the stories and photographs that follow a day in the life of cyberspace, celebrating the counterculture of the World Wide Web while profiling it as a resource for social activities, education, and human services. Original. (All Users). ... more info

Explores how simple changes in one century can have far-reaching implications in another. ... more info



Winner of the PEN/Faulkner AwardAmerican Booksellers Association Book of the Year AwardSan Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies.  But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspicio ... more info

Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die. Reprint. 10,000 first printing. ... 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


If you're good at finding the one right answer to life's multiple-choice questions, you're ‚ÄĚsmart.‚ÄĚ But ‚ÄĚintelligence‚ÄĚ is what you need when contemplating the leftovers in the refrigerator, trying to figure out what might go with them; or if you're trying ... more info


Java in a Nutshell is a complete quick-reference guide to Java, the hot new programming language from Sun Microsystems. This comprehensive volume contains descriptions of all of the classes in the Java 1.0 API, with a definitive listing of all methods ... more info

The best investment book of 1996, Very likely, it will be the most influential book on investing in this decade.-Stock Traders Almanac. -O'Shaughnessy's conclusion that some strategies do produce consistently strong results while others underperform could ... more info




In this fascinating book, historian of science Edward Tenner takes a fine-toothed comb to several realms of technological intervention and discovers a resolute pattern of revenge effects, paradoxical, ironic consequences of the step s we take supposedly t ... more info

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew Ender Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother ... more info


Corporate and commercial software-development teams all want solutions for one important problem‚ÄĒhow to get their high-pressure development schedules under control. In RAPID DEVELOPMENT, author Steve McConnell addresses that concern head-on with overall s ... more info


A landmark work that illuminates the crucial influence of birth order on personality and the far-reaching consequences of sibling competition--not only within individual families but on society as a whole.At the heart of this pioneering inquiry is a funda ... more info



For years experts have been telling Americans what to eat and what not to eat. Fat, they told us, was the enemy. Then it was salt, then sugar, then cholesterol... and on it goes.Americans listened and they lost -- but not their excess fat. What they lost ... more info

This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Stephen Covey’s cherished classic commemorates the timeless wisdom of the 7 Habits.One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 y ... 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

Winner of the 1989 PEN/Hemingway Foundation Award  for best first novel, this exquisite book  confronts real-life issues of alienation and violence  from which the author creates a stunning testament  to the human capacity for mercy, compassion and  love. ... more info

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