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These are some really good books that we have encountered in our research.

Beer | Cigars | DVD | Fiction | Final Cut Pro | Fun | Game Programming | Gardening | Music | Palm | Ranching | Software | Software Development | Summer Reading | Web Development | The West | Whisky | Wine


Michael Jackson's Beer Companion by Michael Jackson is an easy-reading guide to the brews of the world.

Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher - To help you do what you can already do better.


The Cigar Connoisseur: An Illustrated History and Guide to the World's Finest Cigars by Lande and Lande. This is one of those exceptional books that has a lot of useful information and will also dress up the coffee, oops, cigar table.

Perelman's Cyclopedia of Havana Cigars by Perelman is a favorite of Cigar Master users

Perelman's Pocket Cyclopedia of Cigars 2001 Edition by Perelman has lots of good cigar information.


We sometimes take a break from ranching and writing code by watching a movie.

The Blues Brothers - The Widescreen 25th Anniversary Edition

Balls of Fury - "Enter the Dragon" plays ping-pong. Wonderfully silly.

The Godfather - The Coppola Restoration Giftset DVD - The Grand Poohbah and The Godfather have a lot in common.

Heat - Special Edition - A second edition of Michael Mann's crime thriller.

Lawrence of Arabia (Limited Edition) (1962) - An inspiration for good project management.

The State Within - A top-notch political thriller, all 6 hours of it.

Leonard Maltlin's Movie Guide - just so we know what we are watching (or want to watch.)

Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder - in case we want to record those special coding moments.


Whitewater Killer by Kent Treiber is a murder mystery set in the area around Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Foothills.

11/22/63 by Stephen King is a thoughtful recreation of America in the late '50's and early 60's.

Memoirs of a Geisha - A Novel by Golden is a lyrical and sensitive study of an artisan in pre-WWII Japan.

Remains of the Day by Ishiguro, like Memoirs of a Geisha, is a cross-cultural tour-de-force.

Final Cut Pro

Final Cut Pro 6 For Digital Video Editors Only (Paperback) by Lonzel Watson.


40: A Doonesbury Retrospective by G.B.Trudeau.

Game Programming

Best of Game Programming Gems by Mark Deloura

Learning OpenGL ES for iOS: A Hands-on Guide to Modern 3D Graphics Programming by Erik M. Buck

Learn cocos2d 2: Game Development for iOS by Steffen Itterheim and Andreas Löw


Big Book of Buds Volume 1 Ed Rosenthal, Ed.

Big Book of Buds Volume 2 Ed Rosenthal, Ed.

Big Book of Buds Volume 3 Ed Rosenthal, Ed.

Big Book of Buds Volume 4 Ed Rosenthal, Ed.


Robert's Rules of Order: Newly Revised (10th Edition) by by Henry M. Robert (Author), Sarah Corbin Robert (Editor), William J. Evans (Editor), Daniel H. Honemann (Editor), Thomas J. Balch (Editor).

Robert's Rules for Dummies (Paperback) by C. Alan Jennings.


Big Old Life Constant code crashes? This will bring you out of the deep funk.

Elana James Put a little jangle in your spurs

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - Everybody's Talkin' Keep the blood pumpin'

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers - One Hour Mama And the foot stompin'

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (soundtrack) Swing and smile.

Opera's Greatest Drinking Songs It works! Let your voices sing out.

Queen - Greatest Hits, Vols. 1&2 To help you through those tough programming problems.


Palm Pilot -- The Ultimate Guide by Pogue has everything you need to know about using the Palm.

Palm Programming -- The Developer's Guide by Rhodes and McKeehan is the first book on developing software for the Palm. Whether you want a well-researched development guide or are just interested in looking under the hood, this is the book for you.

Advanced Palm Programming by Steve Mann and Ray Rischpater. This is the book for what to do after you do "Hello World". I had the pleasure of using an advance chapter of this book to help implement a new Wine Master for Palm feature. It was exactly what I needed.

Palm TX Handheld An advanced Palm OS handheld for those of you without a smartphone. Amazon's price is one of the lowest and shipping is free.


American Horticultural Society Pests and Diseases by Pippa Greenwood et al.

Deer Proofing Your Yard and Garden by Rhonda Massingham Hart

Edible and Poisonous Plants of Northern California by James S. Wiltens

The Fairest Fowl: Portraits of Championship Chickens by Tamara Staples

Gardening with Stone by Jan Kowalczewski Whitner et al.

How to be Your Own Veterinarian (sometimes) by Ruth B. James, DVM

Storey's Basic Country Skills edited by Deborah Burns

Pocket Ref by Thomas J. Glover

Software Development

iLife '11 Family Pack
Office Mac Home and Student 2011 - Family Pack (3 Licenses)

Software Development

Beginning iPhone Development by Dave Mark and Jeff LaMarche.
iPhone SDK Programming: Developing Mobile Applications for Apple iPhone and iPod touch by Maher Ali.
Cocoa Programming for Mac OS X by Aaron Hillegass.

AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein is a great resource for Mac OS-X geeks.

The Art and Science of Digital Compositing by Ron Brinkmann.

The C++ Programming Language, 3rd Edition by Stroustrup is the definitive text on the programming language.

Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software by Gamma et al. is a helpful guide to good software design.

Design Patterns CD by Gamma et al. is the electronic version of the book. It includes source code.

Programming Windows 95 with MFC by Prosise is the must-have book if you want to develop a Windows application using the Microsoft C++ framework.

Microsoft Visual C# 2005 Step by Step by John Sharp.

Programming Microsoft Visual C# 2005: The Language by Donis Marshall.

Visual C# 2005: A Developer's Notebook by Jesse Liberty.

Summer Reading

My First Summer in the Sierra by John Muir, Galen A. Rowell (Introduction)

Block Magic: Over 50 Fun & Easy Blocks Made from Squares and Rectangles by Nancy Johnson-Srebro

Rocket Boys by Homer Hickham

T-34 Medium Tank 1941-45 by Zaloga and Sarson

Risk by Parker Brothers

Web Development

Adobe Photoshop 6.0 Classroom in a Book (With CD-ROM) by Adobe.

Adobe Photoshop 6 Studio Techniques (With CD-ROM) by Ben Willmore, Becky Morgan (Editor).

The West

Some Horses by Thomas McGuane.

The Log of a Cowboy by Andy Adams, et. al.


The World Whisky Guide by Jim Murray.


The Wine Brat's Guide to Living, with Wine by Jeff Bundschu, Jon Sebastiani, Mike Sangiacomo, and the Wine Brats Coalition is a friendly and practical guide to enjoying wine.

The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia by Stevenson is an impressive and gorgeous reference book.

A Companion to California Wine by Sullivan and Johnson is the reference standard for California wines and wineries.

Wine for Women: A Guide to Buying, Pairing, and Sharing Wine by Leslie Sbrocco

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