January 24th, 2005

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From the Cataloguer's Desktop

The Photoshop and Painter Artist Tablet Book : Creative Techniques in Digital Painting, by Cher Threinen-Pendarvis.

ESPN 25: 25 Mind-Bending, Eye-Popping, Culture Morphing Years of Highlights, by Charles Hirshberg.

The Goddess and the Bull : Catalhoyuk: An Archaeological Journey to the Dawn of Civilization, by Michael Balter.

Origins : Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith.

Going to Mars: The Stories of the People Behind NASA's Mars Missions Past, Present, and Future, by Brian Muirhead, Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens.

20 Years of Style: The World According to Paper, by Kim Hastreiter and David Hershkovits.

A Trick Of The Eye: Trompe L'oeil Masterpieces, by Eckhard Hollmann and Jürgen Tesch.

Woven into the Earth : Textiles from Norse Greenland, by Else Østergård.

Expert Resumes for Career Changers, by Wendy S. Enelow and Louise M. Kursmark.

Saving Dinner the Low-Carb Way : Healthy Menus, Recipes, and the Shopping Lists That Will Keep the Whole Family at the Dinner Table, by Leanne Ely.

Seeds of Wealth: Four Plants That Made Men Rich, by Henry Hobhouse.

Speaking My Mind : The Radical Evangelical Prophet Tackles the Tough Issues Christians Are Afraid to Face, by Tony Campolo. Worth flipping through ... a book by an evangelical Christian who has major concerns about hate-based "Christianity" and the bad reputation that it's giving to the rest of the faith.

Create Your Own Website (Using What you Already Know), by Scott Mitchell.

Dress in Anglo-Saxon England, by Gale R. Owen-Crocker. Revised and enlarged edition.

I Can't Believe You Asked That! : The Ultimate Q&A about Race, Sex, Religion, and Other Terrifying Topics, edited by Philip J. Milano. The world needs more books like this ... knowledge is hate/fear's #1 enemy.

The Curious Gardener, by Jürgen Dahl.

A Natural History of Ferns, by Robbin C. Moran.

Got Game : How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever, by John C. Beck and Mitchell Wade.

Ask Dr. Keith: Candid Answers To Queer Questions, by Keith Loukes.

The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, by Antony Beevor.

Sex the Measure of All Things : A Life of Alfred C. Kinsey, by Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy.

Undead and Unwed, by Mary Janice Davidson. I actually catalogued some fiction last week, covering for a co-worker who was on vacation ... figured I couldn't go wrong listing a book about a vampire who collects designer shoes. ;-)

Textiles of the Wiener Werkstätte, 1910-1932, by Angela Völker.

The Horror Film, by Peter Hutchings.

The Wabi-Sabi House : The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty, by Robyn Griggs Lawrence.

Planting Green Roofs and Living Walls, by Nigel Dunnett and Noel Kingsbury. Just in case somebody out there has run out of yard ...

The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide, Douglas & Graham Walker.

Digital Storytelling : A Creator's Guide to Interactive Entertainment, by Carolyn Handler Miller.

Baroque Baroque, by Stephen Calloway.

Evolution, by Karim Rashid. I think this guy was Austin Powers' interior decorator ...

Performance Bond, by Wayde Compton.

When Painkillers Become Dangerous : What Everyone Needs to Know About OxyContin and Other Prescription Drugs, by Drew Pinsky (and others)

100 Canadian Heroines : Famous and Forgotten Faces, by Merna Forster.

The Pueblo Revolt : The Secret Rebellion That Drove the Spaniards Out of the Southwest, by David Roberts.

Good Tempered Food : Recipes to Love, Leave, and Linger Over, by Tamasin Day-Lewis.

Simon Winchester's Calcuttaby Simon and Rupert Winchester.

Juice: The Creative Fuel That Drives World-Class Inventors, by Evan I. Schwartz.

The Whale and the Supercomputer : On the Northern Front of Climate Change, by Charles P. Wohlforth.

The Rocklopedia Fakebandica, by T. Mike Childs.

Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, by Alessandro Bongioanni.

Revelations, by Diane Arbus.

Contents Under Pressure: 30 Years of Rush at Home and Away, by Martin Popoff. Trivia (for those who care) ... Rush's Geddy Lee sang Bob & Doug Mackenzie's "Hit Single" on their one and only album.

Fear : the History of a Political Idea, by Corey Robin.

China's Golden Age: Everyday Life in the Tang Dynasty, by Charles Benn.

Men Of Tomorrow : Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book, by Gerard Jones.

The Book of Arabic Wisdom : Proverbs & Anecdotes, compiled by Hussein Mohammed Al-Amily.

Leonardo's Mirror & Other Puzzles, by Ivan Moscovich.

The DC Comics Encyclopedia : the Definitive Guide to the Characters of the DC Universe

Astronomy : a Visual Guide, by Mark A. Garlick.

Weather : a Visual Guide, by Bruce Buckley, Edward J. Hopkins and Richard Whitaker.