December 2nd, 2004

The Librarian

Ta da! Last-minute planetary rescue!

You scored as alternative. You're partially respected for being an individual in a conformist world yet others take you as a radical. You have no place in society because you choose not to belong there - you're the luckiest of them all, even if your parents are completely ashamed of you. Just don't take drugs ok?




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From the Cataloguer's Desktop

Yep, yet another step in my experiment to see which of my friends' library cards overloads first! ;-)

Beyond the Outer Shores : the Untold Odyssey of Ed Ricketts, the Pioneering Ecologist Who Inspired John Steinbeck and Joseph Campbell, by Eric Enno Tamm.

Pirates of the Digital Millennium : How the Intellectual Property Wars Damage Our Personal Freedoms, Our Jobs, and the World Economy, by John Gantz and Jack B. Rochester.

The Compleat Squash : A Passionate Grower's Guide to Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds, by Amy Goldman. Worth a look even if you're not into growing your own ... the book contains a nice collection of recipes as well as gardening information and plant history.

The Exploration of Africa, by Jean de la Guèriviere. Loaded with gorgeous old and unusual artwork, as well as information.

New Queer Cinema : a Critical Reader, edited by Michele Aaron.

Two Thousand Formulas, Recipes & Trade Secrets: The Classic "Do-It-Yourself" Book of Practical Everyday Chemistry, by Harry Bennett. This is a reprint of a book published in 1938, so do a little checking before you start whipping up concoctions, just in case an ingredient commonly used then has since been declared harmful. However, most of the recipes should be quite safe and it can be fun to make your own moisturizers, cleaning solutions, etc.

Crimes Against Logic : Exposing the Bogus Arguments of Politicians, Priests, Journalists, and Other Serial Offenders, by Jamie Whyte.

The Good, the Bad, and Dolce Vita : the Adventures of an Actor in Hollywood, Paris, and Rome, by Mickey Knox.

The Rhythms of Life : the Biological Clocks That Control the Daily Lives of Every Living Thing, by Russell G. Foster.

Understanding Christianity, by Rosemary Drage Hale. Part of the same series as Understanding Hinduism, which was listed in an earlier book post. Volumes on Islam and Shintoism are also available, and more faiths will be added to the series in the future. Excellent introductory volumes.

Digital Fantasy Painting Workshop, by Martin McKenna.

Russian Dance : a True Story of Intrigue and Passion in Stalinist Moscow, by Andrée Aelion Brooks.

Princesses : the Six Daughters of George III, by Flora Fraser.

Women I Have Dressed (and Undressed!), by Arnold Scaasi.

Creating Wire and Beaded Jewelry, by Linda Jones.

The Prodigal, by Derek Walcott.

The Artists' Mentor : Inspiration from the World's Most Creative Minds, edited by Ian Jackman.

Bush Versus the Environment, by Robert S. Devine.

Talking Science, by Adam Hart-Davis.

In the Name of Rome : the Men Who Won the Roman Empire, by Adrian Goldsworthy.

The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker, edited by Robert Mankoff. The best of the best are printed in the book and the enclosed 2 CDs contain EVERY cartoon (all 68,647 of 'em!) ever published in the New Yorker.

Pol Pot : the History of a Nightmare, by Philip Short.

Encyclopédie : the Triumph of Reason in an Unreasonable Age, by Philipp Blom.

Watching the English : the Hidden Rules of English Behaviour, by Kate Fox.

Threads : My Life Behind the Seams in the High-Stakes World of Fashion, by Joseph Abboud.

Beginner's Guide to Enamelling, by Dorothy Cockrell.

Introducing Symbolic Logic, by Robert M. Martin.

The Genomics Age : How DNA Technology Is Transforming the Way We Live and Who We Are, by Gina Smith.

History of Beauty, edited by Umberto Eco. Absolutely mouthwatering.

Stitches : New Approaches, by Jan Beaney.

Celtic Backstitch, by Helen Hall.

The Dating of Beowulf, edited by Colin Chase.

Back to the Front : an Accidental Historian Walks the Trenches of World War I, by Stephen O'Shea.

North Sea Saga, by Paul Jordan.

The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, by David Thomson. One of the quirkiest and funnest film books I've ever come across.

Three Guys From Miami Cook Cuban, by Glenn M. Lindgren, Raul Musibay, and Jorge Castillo. Sample recipes at the Three Guys From Miami site.

Mastering Internet Video : a Guide To Streaming and On-Demand Video, by Damien Stolarz.

Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons, by Edward Wagner, Zoroslava Drobna, and Jan Durdik.

Superman on the Couch : What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society, by Danny Fingeroth.

Ex-Etiquette for Parents : Good Behavior After a Divorce Or Separation, by Jann Blackstone-Ford and Sharyl Jupe. Not that any of my known readers are in this situation, but at some point in our lives we'll know somebody who could use this book.

The New American Heart Association Cookbook, 7th edition. Lots of low-cholesterol recipes and dietary exchange information.

Handbook of Polynesian Mythology, by Robert D. Craig.

Diabetes Cookbook : 60 Inspiring Recipes for Fighting Diabetes, from the American Medical Association.

The Journey of Crazy Horse : a Lakota History, by Joseph M. Marshall.

Fastest in the World : the Saga of Canada's Revolutionary Hydrofoils, by John Boileau.

Six Modern Plagues : and How We Are Causing Them, by Mark Jerome Walters.

Missing Sarah : a Vancouver Woman Remembers Her Vanished Sister, by Maggie de Vries.

The Earth Moved : on the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms, by Amy Stewart.

Canada's Army : Waging War and Keeping the Peace, by J.L. Granatstein.

Happy hunting and reading!