Amazon Top 100 Best Selling Books of 1996




In a book that is both groundbreaking and accessible, Daniel C. Dennett, whom Chet Raymo of The Boston Globe calls one of the most provocative thinkers on the planet, focuses his unerringly logical mind on the theory of natural selection, showing how Darw ... more info

At the age of forty-eight, film critic David Denby, dissatisfied with his life within the media bubble, went back to Columbia University and took again the two famous courses in Western classics (Literature Humanities and Contemporary Civilization) requir ... more info


Now in development for TV!Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time庐 by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters.The Wheel of Time turns and Ages come and go, leaving memorie ... more info


In the astonishing new novel by the author of the bestsellers The Robber Bride, Cat's Eye, and The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood takes us back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century ... more info



To test his theories of immortality, Dr. Peter Hobson creates three electronic clones of himself, who escape from his computer into the international electronic matrix, where one of them begins to kill. ... more info

The bestselling account of a band of kids from New York who fought an electronic turf war that ranged across some of the nation's most powerful computer systems. An immensely fun and -- one cannot emphasize this enough -- accessible history of the first o ... more info



Memorable...Dr. Weil makes his case carefully and clearly.--The New York Times Book Review#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThis book is destined to become a classic.--Joan Borysenko, author of Minding the Body, Mending the MindDrawing on fascinating case histo ... more info

How the Clinton Administration turned the White House into Animal House. ... more info



Decades into our future, a stone's throw from the ancient city of Shanghai, a brilliant nanotechnologist named John Percival Hackworth has just broken therigorous moral code of his tribe, the powerful neoVictorians.聽聽He's made an illicit copy of a state-o ... more info


A detailed introduction to the field of corporate creativity analyzes the vocabulary and grammar of creativity, explaining how to develop an environment to nurture creativity, how to stimulate it, and how to use it to enhance a company. 75,000 first print ... more info


Learn the tips and techniques you'll need to take the plunge into the exciting visual world of 3D animation. From beginner to broadcast pro, this guide presents a complete overview of 3d graphics and trueSpace, offers expert tips for visualizing 3D on a 2 ... more info

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe.Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day ... more info




Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology,聽Neuromancer聽is a cyberpunk, science fiction masterpiece鈥攁 classic that ranks with聽1984聽and聽Brave New World聽as one of the twentieth century鈥檚 most potent visions of the future.The Matrix聽is a world withi ... more info

This book celebrates escapes from the flatlands of both paper and computer screen, showing superb displays of high-dimensional complex data. The most design-oriented of Edward Tufte's books, Envisioning Information shows maps, charts, scientific presentat ... more info


Every jury has a leader, and the verdict belongs聽聽to him. In Biloxi, Mississippi, a landmark tobacco聽聽trial with hundreds of millions of dollars at聽聽stake beginsroutinely, then swerves mysteriously off聽聽course. The jury is behaving strangely, and at聽聽leas ... more info


Plato and the Greeks called it daimon, the Romans genius, the Christians guardian angel. Today we use the terms heart, spirit, and soul. To James Hillman, the acknowledged intellectual source for Thomas Moore's bestselling sensation Care of the Soul, it i ... more info



Few books on software project management have been as influential and timeless as The Mythical Man-Month. With a blend of software engineering facts and thought-provoking opinions, Fred Brooks offers insight for anyone managing complex projects. These ess ... more info

Several cross-country travelers--including a writer, a family on vacation, and a professor and his wife--end up in the little mining town of Desperation, where a crazy policeman and evil forces force them to fight for their lives. 1,750,000 first printing ... more info



This outrageous volume contains six zany, out-of-this-world adventure stories by this incomparable novelist. From the very first to the very latest鈥攁ll best sellers鈥攊ncludes The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; The Restaurant at the End of the Universe; ... more info

Few first novels receive the kind of attention and acclaim showered on this powerful story -- a nationwide bestseller, a critical success, and the first title chosen for Oprah's Book Club. Both highly suspenseful and deeply moving, The Deep End of the Oce ... more info

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