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Help find book about attempt to destroy civilization in 27 years

What's the name of the history book about the 27 year period at in antiquity where a unknown merauding group attempted to destroy cities and many nascent civilizations? [more inside]
posted by xpermanentx on Feb 5, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me identify a book about honesty.

Help me identify a book about honesty [more inside]
posted by spacewaitress on Feb 3, 2008 - 1 answer

Limited run do run run?

What connotations does 'limited run' regarding a book have? [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Feb 2, 2008 - 9 answers

Toystore and Bookstore in Tokyo?

I am in Tokyo as we speak, on business for two more days. I am in the Kayobacho district, one metro stop away from Ginza... though Saturday will see me taking an early train to Kamakura. I am looking for two things: an amazing toy store and an amazing bookstore. Suggestions?
posted by silusGROK on Jan 31, 2008 - 9 answers


Help me find humorous books for kids that will interest them in learning some spanish, ala. Skippyjon Jones. [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Jan 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Can you help me find this sci-fi book series again?

Please help find the name of series of sci-fi books. It's about a guy who finds some alien artifact on Europa that helps him save Earth from a meteor. [more inside]
posted by marcocampos on Jan 27, 2008 - 2 answers

Self-referentiality is so meta.

I'm writing a book that is heavily self-referential. How can I place markers in some other part of the document (ex: "For more information, refer to "Foo" on page "Bar") throughout the entire document and have that page Bar change as the information anchor moves around? I'm using Google Docs, but I'm willing to switch software if need be. Solution needs to be compatible with OSX.
posted by SpecialK on Jan 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Are there any good book review sites?

Are there sites like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB for books?
posted by dcrocha on Jan 19, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me find a book of Daemon's

I was told of a book of Daemon's, where the protagonist is a C coder who gets transported to a magical world where his code can do magic. [more inside]
posted by Pontifex on Jan 17, 2008 - 12 answers

My god, it's full of Stars

I'm looking for a series of hardback science fiction anthologies I dimly remember from childhood (sometime in the mid 80s). I think it had a one word title with a number, and the series went up to at least number five. I remember two stories in particular... [more inside]
posted by Artw on Jan 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Going on Safari (Ultimate E-book Edition)

Is O'Reilly's Safari bookshelf a good substitute for printed computer books? As the walls of shelves in my office close around me, I need to either get rid of a lot of my old books, or stop buying new ones. I like to print things and annotate them, and it looks like O'Reilly doesn't let one print much without additional charges.
posted by lukemeister on Jan 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me find a book about a troubled young gay man.

I'm trying to find the name of a book I read several years ago. The book told the life story of a young gay man who might have been British. Further, possibly only half-correct, details inside. [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Jan 10, 2008 - 6 answers

A new way to look at the world...

Looking for books that talk about aspects of society or culture in new and interesting ways. [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 10, 2008 - 20 answers

Etymology of the word `book' meaning `go'.

Another etymology question : what's the origin of the term `book' meaning `to go'. For example `Let's book on outta here", or "I'm gonna book down to the 7-11". [more inside]
posted by tomble on Jan 10, 2008 - 35 answers

The Razor's Edge Notes

Does anyone know of a site that can provide me with SparkNotes-like information on the novel: The Razor's Edge by W. Somerset Maugham? If not then perhaps one of you MetaFilter members will be willing to share some information on the book :] Much thanks!
posted by meta.mark on Jan 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Victorian illness

What is the 19th Century illness that disfigures Esther Summerson of Dicken's Bleak House? [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Jan 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Looking for a kid's book that has sailing and cooking

Bookfilter: looking for a book I read as a kid involving a sick kid and sailing. The wrinkle? I read it in German, so I don't even know if this book exists in English. Obviously, there's [more inside]
posted by yggdrasil on Jan 4, 2008 - 1 answer

Help lots of readers see my typography skills!

I designed a book for a (first time) publisher in Germany. He is looking for a (anarchist/indie/punk) book distributor in the US...or any advice around that. Can anybody help? [more inside]
posted by Brainy on Jan 3, 2008 - 13 answers

They kept it in the bath, but didn't make a movie about it

Help me identify this UK children's book about a sea monster kept in a house! It's not The Water Horse! [more inside]
posted by subbes on Dec 28, 2007 - 10 answers

Beyond black cats and four-leaf clovers

Got any great books about luck? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Dec 26, 2007 - 18 answers

Help me identify this book.

Help me identify this young adult book about time travel of a sort. [more inside]
posted by goatdog on Dec 25, 2007 - 3 answers

Looking for a certain book about a mole

Childrens' book filter: I'm looking for a story about a mole, in which he tries to escape from a digging machine. [more inside]
posted by snarfois on Dec 23, 2007 - 3 answers

Is Jack Vance hoaxing me? Does "The Lonton Times Historical Atlas" exist?

Is there such a book as "The London Times Historical Atlas"? Google and Amazon are clueless. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Dec 22, 2007 - 6 answers

Hot rabbit recipe

A chilli rabbit recipe from a 'Hemphills Herbs and Spices' book. [more inside]
posted by tellurian on Dec 22, 2007 - 5 answers

An optimistic take on the world

My parents have been reading a lot of pretty pessimistic, doomsday books about the US, world, etc. I'd like to get them a book that has a more optimistic outlook, without being naive. Any suggestions, oh hive mind? I'm not too picky about topics, but I'd prefer broader rather than narrower.
posted by devilsbrigade on Dec 21, 2007 - 25 answers

What's hot in Hangul?

Korean Book Gift Filter: What Korean books (meaning books written in Hangul) should I get for my parents? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Dec 20, 2007 - 5 answers

Pageturners with insightful character development?

I'm looking for novels that are pageturners (genres preferred: science fiction/fantasy, magic realism, mystery/suspense/thriller) but also have psychologically acute character development. Any recs?
posted by Malad on Dec 20, 2007 - 33 answers

Help me find interesting anthropology/sociology books.

Books about anthropology, psychology, sociology, modern rituals...I think. Can you point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by lhall on Dec 20, 2007 - 11 answers

Blind Date Books?

Do you know of any books or blogs that are compendia of blind dates? [more inside]
posted by annabellee on Dec 19, 2007 - 3 answers

The Greatest Story Every Told

Could you publish a book out of Yahoo Answers / Groups etc. and make it successful? I think it would be wicked to give one of those sites or the Green a good editorial scrub and create a tome filled with great nuggets of fact, reality, belief, and opinion. How would you structure the business? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Dec 18, 2007 - 5 answers

Whats the kids book about the three eyed/eared alien rabbit who lost its parents?

Whats the wonderfully illustrated childrens storybook about a little yellow three eyed/eared alien rabbit who has lost his/her parents on Earth? [more inside]
posted by 6am on Dec 18, 2007 - 1 answer

Recommend a book for Mom that lists old movies

For a Friend: Recommend a book that will list all the movies my mother would have seen back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s if she'd had the time. [more inside]
posted by username68 on Dec 16, 2007 - 6 answers

What is the name of this book or story?

Looking for the name of a book I read as a youngster. [more inside]
posted by TheClonusHorror on Dec 15, 2007 - 5 answers

This could be a long-shot even for AskMe

In middle school I read a story about time-travel. Can you help me identify it based on these inaccurate and erratic details? [more inside]
posted by sambosambo on Dec 14, 2007 - 4 answers

What are some good dental anthroplogy texts?

What are some good books focusing on dental anthropology and evolution? [more inside]
posted by Loto on Dec 13, 2007 - 3 answers

What is the name of this story?

[BookFilter] Help me find the name/author of this short story. The story is about a president and his ministers. When a minister commits a mistake he gets his head chopped off. The sign one has commited a (fatal) mistake is because the president sends you a box for your head. Depending on the status and importance of the minister is the magnificence of the boxes. [more inside]
posted by edmz on Dec 11, 2007 - 1 answer

Like Army of Darkness, but more realistic

Help me find a specific type of time travel novel. [more inside]
posted by OpinioNate on Dec 10, 2007 - 20 answers

Wanted: Factual / Political book for xmas present.

Recommendations for great factual books. I'm looking for a Political / Cultural / Recent History book that's intelligently written, suprising, complex in terms of its subject matter and about something or someone everyone has heard of. Polemics about the world / religion / culture also good, but they can't be too populist. I also want to buy it at amazon.co.uk and it should have been published in the last year or so. Any ideas?
posted by seanyboy on Dec 6, 2007 - 21 answers

When An Expensive, Out-of-print Baby Book Is Your Last Hope

A good friend of ours is searching desperately for an out-of-print child-rearing book that has, apparently, become a hot commodity... [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Dec 5, 2007 - 11 answers

Where is this idea from? "You can be a connoisseur of anything, even driveway gravel"

Where is this idea from? "You can be a connoisseur of anything, even driveway gravel" I have this paraphrased idea in my mind that I swear I read somewhere. However, I can't seem to remember its source. [more inside]
posted by k7lim on Dec 3, 2007 - 3 answers

How do I make a really big book?

I want to take a children's book and make a really big copy of it. What's the best way? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe on Dec 3, 2007 - 14 answers

Good books for bad girls?

Can someone give me a book recommendation for a 12 year old girl? [more inside]
posted by cazoo on Dec 1, 2007 - 47 answers

Ook. Ook Ook Ook.

I want a set of Discworld bookends for my Terry Pratchett collection. I'm particularly interested in Death, as I already have a gift set with the Librarian and Rincewind. I'm having trouble even finding the bookends online, and shipping directly from the UK would be pretty expensive, as they're heavy (naturally) and I'm in Florida. Where to look? How to get the best deal? Any help from the hive mind would be greatly appreciated!
posted by misha on Nov 29, 2007 - 5 answers

Much historical value to an old Guam WW2 Navy flight logbook?

My grandfather recently showed us an old handwritten flight logbook from when he served in Guam in WW2 with the Navy. Would scanning this serve any interest to someone? Might it be considered classified info? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Nov 29, 2007 - 8 answers

What book writing software exists for Max OSX?

What book writing software exists for Max OSX? [more inside]
posted by Chuck Cheeze on Nov 28, 2007 - 6 answers

Help with ideas for a book?

My grandmother used to write me a few handwritten notes each day ranging from a few words to a couple of pages. At age 11 I started saving them. I have thousands of notes saved, about 20 years worth. She was a real crazy woman and some of the notes are hilarious. I want to somehow incorporate them into a book. Any ideas on how to go about doing that?
posted by adfeb on Nov 27, 2007 - 18 answers

Fiction book(s) on Mexico or Mexican History to read with my grandma

What is your favorite book or DVD series about Mexico? Particularly historical fiction or contemporary fiction. Preferably in English, but if you have a great recommendation in Spanish, I'd take that too! My grandmother thanks you! [more inside]
posted by barnone on Nov 27, 2007 - 8 answers

Custom stamp or embosser for a budding book collector?

Book lovers: Do I give a stamp or an embosser to a budding book collector? [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Nov 26, 2007 - 20 answers

Did I imagine the death ray?

What's this book from my childhood (early 80s)? I believe it came from one of the book clubs (Arrow?), it was a Young Adult book about a boy who is friends with a scientist/inventor who has invented a death ray which he then has some opportunity to use... [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Nov 26, 2007 - 17 answers

Help me help a friend cut lots of precise tiny holes

Artbook publishing help needed! Difficulty: crazy cutouts. Help me help an artistic friend save his work from admirers. [very] extended explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by Acari on Nov 21, 2007 - 14 answers

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