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From the Cataloguer's Desktop

Okay, fellow bookaholics ... got your library cards all polished, poised, and ready?

The colours of infinity : the beauty, the power and the sense of fractals, by Ian Stewart, Arthur C. Clarke, and others. Includes a DVD of the documentary that the book is companion to.

Resumes that get you hired, by LearningExpress.

Who ordered this truckload of dung? : inspiring stories for welcoming life's difficulties, by Ajahn Brahn.

Profiles in audacity : great decisions and how they were made, by Alan Axelrod.

Cooking with booze, by Ryan Jennings and David Steele.

Queer images : a history of gay and lesbian film in America, by Harry M. Benshoff and Sean Griffin.

Woven shibori, by Catharine Ellis.

Rat : how the world's most notorious rodent clawed its way to the top, by Jerry Langton.

A woman of uncertain character : the amorous and radical adventures of my mother Jennie (who always wanted to be a respectable Jewish mom) by her bastard son, by Clancy Sigal.

Paradoxy of modernism, by Robert Scholes.

Adolescent risk behaviors : why teens experiment and strategies to keep them safe, by David A. Wolfe.

Killer ribs : mouthwatering recipes from North America's best rib joints, by Nancy Davidson.

Walking zero : discovering cosmic space and time along the Prime Meridian, by Chet Raymo.

Vanity, vitality, and virility : the science behind the products you love to buy, by John Emsley.

Strange piece of paradise, by Terri Jentz.

Acts of love : ancient Greek poetry from Aphrodite's garden, selected and translated by George Economou.

Art deco textiles, by Alain-René Hardy.

White apples and the taste of stone : selected poems, 1946-2006, by Donald Hall. Includes a CD of Hall reading his poetry.

Theatre's strangest acts, by Sheridan Morley.

Bubble man : Alan Greenspan and the missing 7 trillion dollars, by Peter Hartcher.

Daydreams and nightmares : the fantastic visions of Winsor McKay, 1898-1934, by Winsor McKay.

Girlness, by Diane Peters, and Guyness, by Steve Pitt. Volumes in a new series aimed teens (the original "Deal with it" series for kids is excellent).

The world of rozome : wax-resist textiles of Japan, by Betsy Sterling Benjamin.

Lugalbanda : the boy who got caught up in a war, retold by Kathy Henderson. A retelling of a Sumerian tale that predates the story of Gilgamesh and which is considered to be the world's oldest-known written story.

The Great Wall : China against the world, 1000 BC-AD 2000, by Julia Lovell.

A godly hero : the life of William Jennings Bryan, by Michael Kazin.

Cast iron cooking : 50 gourmet-quality dishes from entrees to desserts, by Dwayne Ridgaway.

In flagrante collecto, by Marilynn Gelfman Karp.

The hanging of Angélique, by Afua Cooper.

My mother's wedding dress : the meaning and memory of clothes in our lives, by Justine Picardie.

Farm engines and how to run them, by James H. Stephenson.

Dark ages America, by Morris Berman.

Fast boat to China : corporate flight and the consequences of free trade : lessons from Shanghai, by Andrew Ross.

Adventures from the technology underground : catapults, pulsejets, rail guns, flamethrowers, Tesla coils, air cannons, and the garage warriors who love them, by William Gurstelle.

Hamas : politics, charity, and terrorism in the service of jihad, by Matthew Levitt.

Impostor : how George W. Bush bankrupted America and betrayed the Reagan legacy, by Bruce Bartlett.

Beelzebub's tales to his grandson, rev. ed., by G.I. Gurdjieff.

The compleated autobiography, by Benjamin Franklin, edited by Mark Skousen.

Sacred cow, mad cow : the future of food fears, by Madeleine Ferrières.

What to eat : the ten things you really need to know to eat well and be healthy, by Luise Light.

Teta, mother, and me : three generations of Arab women, by Jean Said Makdisi.

Fire in the city : Savonarola and the struggle for Renaissance Florence, by Lauro Martines.

Still sexy after all these years?, by Leah Kliger and Deborah Nedelman.

Safe road home : stop your teen from drinking & driving, by Karen Goodman. Includes a DVD of the HBO documentary "Smashed: toxic tales of teens and alcohol".

Made in India : a study of emerging competitiveness, by Subir Roy.

Ginseng, the divine root : the curious history of the plant that captivated the world, by David A. Taylor.

David Suzuki : the autobiography, by David Suzuki.
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