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Battlefield 4 announced, launching this fall

It seems like only yesterday when <i>Battlefield 3</i> was announced and launched, but Electronic Arts has announced that the next installment in the series,</i> …

Explore the Fukushima nuclear exclusion zone with Google Street View

No-one has lived in the town of Namie, Japan for over two years since it was evacuated following the nearby Fukushima nuclear disaster, but you can visit for yourself today with Google Street View. Earlier this month, Google sent its camera-equipped cars into the exclusion zone at the request of …

World War Z

• <b>Author:</b> Max Brooks<p>We survived the zombie apocalypse, but how many of us are still haunted by that terrible time? We have (temporarily?) defeated the living dead, but at what cost? Told in the haunting and riveting voices of the men and women who witnessed the horror firsthand, <i>World War Z</i>, a #1 <i>New</i> …

The A Song of Ice and Fire Series

• <b>Author:</b> George R.R. Martin<p>For the first time, all five novels in the epic fantasy series that inspired HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> are together in one eBook bundle. An immersive entertainment experience unlike any other, A Song of Ice and Fire has earned George R. R. Martin—dubbed “the American Tolkien” …

A Memory of Light

• <b>Author:</b> Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson<p>Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, <i>The Eye of the World,</i> readers have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over forty million copies in over thirty …

The Last Colony

• <b>Author:</b> John Scalzi<p>Retired from his fighting days, John Perry is now village ombudsman for a human colony on distant Huckleberry. With his wife, former Special Forces warrior Jane Sagan, he farms several acres, adjudicates local disputes, and enjoys watching his adopted daughter grow up.<br>That is, …

2014 Mercedes CLA45 AMG brings world's most powerful four-cylinder to US [w/video]

Remember when 100 horsepower per liter of displacement was a huge feat of automotive engineering? That sort of power density was the preserve of high-strung motorsports powerplants and a handful of street engines not long ago. Well, today Mercedes has introduced its 2014 CLA45 AMG, and it cranks …

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Weatherford<p>The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined …

Empires of the Sea

• <b>Author:</b> Roger Crowley<p>In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths for control of the …

The Lost City of Z

• <b>Author:</b> David Grann<p><b>The #1 New York Times bestseller - now a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson.</b><p>In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. …

The Spartacus War

• <b>Author:</b> Barry Strauss<p><i>The Spartacus War</i> is the extraordinary story of the most famous slave rebellion in the ancient world, the fascinating true story behind a legend that has been the inspiration for novelists, filmmakers, and revolutionaries for 2,000 years. Starting with only seventy-four men, a …

Collapse

• <b>Author:</b> Jared Diamond<p>In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning <i>Guns, Germs and Steel</i>, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilization<p>Environmental damage, climate change, globalization, …

Iron Curtain

• <b>Author:</b> Anne Applebaum<p><b>In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its …

Jerusalem

• <b>Author:</b> Simon Sebag Montefiore<p>“This is an essential book for those who wish to understand a city that remains a nexus of world affairs.” —<i>Booklist</i> (starred)<i><br>Jerusalem</i> is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, fanaticism, bloodshed, and coexistence, from King David to the 21st century, …

1491 (Second Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Charles C. Mann<p>In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. <br>Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled …

1493

• <b>Author:</b> Charles C. Mann<p>From the author of <i>1491—</i>the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs.<p>More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each …

The World Until Yesterday

• <b>Author:</b> Jared Diamond<p><b>The bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us?</b><p><b>“As he did in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Guns, Germs,</b> …

Audi S3 Sedan boasts SAE 296 hp, 0-60 in 4.7 seconds

The (technically speaking) 2015 Audi S3 sedan should start at right near $39,000.<p>The last time Audi gifted the world with a small sport sedan was way back when the A4 wasn't an entry-luxury executive car costing relative gads of dough, so maybe since the mid-1990s. In a company decision reversal, …

Audi USA has revealed the new 2015 A3 sedan. Would you choose this over the new Mercedes-Benz CLA? More -> http://bit.ly/10cnsHg

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

The style rebel steps on the gas.<p>Subtlety doesn't cut it anymore in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim. The new CLA-class, proclaimed a "style rebel" by design chief Gorden Wagener, has made that clear with its voluptuous lines and playful styling elements. This "four-door coupe" appears compact, but it’s …

2014 Infiniti Q50 priced from $36,450*

With the 2014 Infiniti Q50 going on sale this summer, Infiniti has finally released pricing for its all-new and newly named sedan. In base form, the Q50 will start at $36,450 (*including $905 for destination and handling), which represents a drop of $900 compared to the current G37 Sedan.<p>In …

Infiniti hires Sebastian Vettel as Director of Performance

Remember when, during the Grand Prix of the Americas weekend last November, we told you that Sebastian Vettel had worked with Infiniti on the new G Coupe and that there'd be more of that kind of involvement on the way? It's been made official with the three-time Formula One World Champion being …