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Geeks Guide2 Christmas 2010 - Part IV

Gadgets, toys & guides

By Register Books

Posted in Site News, 15th December 2010 10:02 GMT

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In true geek style we will be wrapping up the fourth and final part of our trilogy. Covering a wide range of books, this week’s GG2 will provide you with the very best titles for Christmas shopping, from Superfreakonomics to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, World of Warcraft Cataclysm to golf.

Superfreakonomics – Illustrated Edition Superfreakonomics – Illustrated Edition

GG2 presents the ideal book to answer some rather peculiar questions over the Christmas holidays. Superfreakonomics from Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner attempts to uncover the many truths about our world, while underpinning the economics behind the subjects addressed.

Addressing questions such as the most effective way to catch a terrorist or how saving the planet is easier than we think. The illustrated edition features photographs, charts, graphs and diagrams to reinforce the arguments of the writer, adding much variation and entertainment as opposed to previous editions.

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Buy iPhone 4 Portable Genius - 2nd Edition Portable Genius

Now from the genius of Superfreakonomics to a Portable Genius. The Portable Genius books complement the must have Apple products this Christmas. The guides feature expert advice, full visual screenshots and step-by-step instructions on how to master your device. iPod & iTunes Portable Genius is aimed at iPod novices and featuring the latest additions to the iTunes software, including the music network Ping. iPad Portable Genius helps readers unlock the full potential of the tablet which has taken the world by storm.

The portable genius guides are brilliant and essential reading for all Apple lovers. With the iPhone 4 still in huge demand, iPhone 4 Portable Genius is the perfect Christmas present to help users understand and use new features such as Facetime, as well as syncing their iPhone with their PC.

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The Greatest Guide to Sex The Greatest Guide to…

From the Portable Genius, we now introduce you to The Greatest Guide series, with a selection focusing on pastimes for everyone from golf and slimming to sex. These books are concise, fun to read and are written by experts within their respective field.

From foreplay to fetish, romance to rear view and everything in between, The Greatest Guide to Sex from Actor/TV Presenter/Author Julie Peasgood, this book covers the whole spectrum of sex, as well as featuring quotes from celebrities. An essential read for someone looking to press the right buttons on something other than the remote control over the Christmas period.

For something a bit more family-friendly, there are guides such as The Greatest Guide to Golf from renowned PGA golf coach, John Cook. This is also a concise yet highly informative book, aimed at beginners of the game. The Greatest Guide to Slimming & Healthy Living from nutritionist Wendy Green is a fantastic read if you’re looking to make the dietary and lifestyle changes for the New Year to shed those unwanted pounds and need some expert advice.

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World of Warcraft Cataclysm – Official Strategy Guide World of Warcraft Cataclysm – Official Strategy Guide

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is the official strategy guide accompanying the eagerly anticipated add-on to the popular MMORPG. Proving readers with an introduction to the two new races featured in this game; Worgen and Goblins, as well as complete coverage of new regions created by the ‘cataclysm’ and old regions changed. In line with all signature series guides the book features the usual exclusive artwork and maps. As an added bonus there is also a beginners section to guide new players through their first steps in the World of Warcraft.

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The Rough Guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy The Rough Guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Completing this year's Christmas geeks guide we have something close to our universe here at Register Books; The Rough Guide to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. This is a great recap guide and excellent for anyone who wants to get up to speed on Douglas Adams’ cult series of books. It offers a summary of the novels, as well as a look at the iconic characters such as Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect. Not only does this book provide you with an outline of the plot and characters, it also offers us an insight in to the thought processes of the legendary Douglas Adams. If you can’t work out why our trilogy has four parts then this book is for you.

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