Recommend some bed-time and weekend fiction or non-fiction reading that will keep me enthralled after a long day or a long week [more inside]
Please help me remember the title of a particular fictional, young-adult book from the 80s or maybe 90s. [more inside]
Help me find a specific childrens book that shows illustrations of different professionals (fireman with his hose, doctor with his stethoscope, etc.) which depicts a "Salesman" in a cheesy checkered suit. [more inside]
I want to read a book set in blackletter. Not just for titles 8212; I want blackletter for the text. Unfortunately I don't read German, nor a Northern European language, and I want to really read it, not just look at it, so it has to be a book written in English or French. I'd prefer a book from the past two centuries. [more inside]
Starting this fall, I plan on taking some preparatory undergrad coursework with the intention of eventually applying to a master's program in applied mathematics. I am seeking suggestions for reading material concerning the field of mathematics in general, both as a refresher and as insight into current focus areas and work being done. As a working engineer, my situation and background might be a bit different from most considering this route... [more inside]
Bookfilter: Recommend a good book on Leon Trotsky and Trotskyism. [more inside]
Help me find a series of illustrated children's hardcover books from the 70s/80s about the upcoming technologies of "The Future" [more inside]
How do you get a book published by a (semi) major publisher as a first time author? [more inside]
Bookfilter: 70's thriller featuring phone phreaking? [more inside]
My mom's a research scientist; I've convinced her to get an Edward Tufte book (partly because she uses Powerpoint a lot). Which one should she get?
When I was a kid, my local library had a great selection of illustrated books focusing on the hypothectical future of space travel, life in space stations, space craft, planetary exploration. Some were pretty far out, but the most memorable were kind of "2001" in their theme and a bit more serious. After several google missions, and a swing through amazon's used and rare books, I've come up pretty much empty handed. Anyone else out there remember flipping through these books and planning your first trip to mars? Titles, authors, links or any hint what so ever would be appreciated!
The book that got away! Trying to find a small photo book I once saw with photos of (truly) tiny apartments. [more inside]
What is the travel book series that boasts off-the-beaten-path sights and locations? [more inside]
Best book for "learning" English grammar? [more inside]
Best way to manage sketchbooks? [more inside]
How would you go about packaging an existing, published book (with an ISBN) with an existing movie on DVD (without a UPC) for sale as a single item on Amazon and elsewhere? [more inside]
Marcovaldo, Old Man and the Sea, Catcher in the Rye, House on Mango Street. What are some other adult books that precocious middle schoolers might enjoy? [more inside]
BookFilter: Looking for a post-apocalyptic novel that I thought was called "The Last American" but apparently isn't. [more inside]
Help me complete my ideal vacation setting. I have the hotel and airplane worked out. All I need now is the right book to take to the beach. [more inside]
BookFilter: Looking for a book a friend once found containing every myth, fable, and legend the author could find from multiple cultures, with analysis breaking them down into (I believe) a hundred or so archetypes. [more inside]
How can I send SMSes from Address Book (OS X) using my Nokia N73? / Where can I find an AT command set for the N73? [more inside]
What books are similar in attitude and environment to Bonjour Tristesse (Françoise Sagan)? [more inside]
I need to catalog a reprint of a book of Constructivist graphic designs. Everything's in Russian and German. Can anybody tell me more about it? [more inside]
Name This Book: I've been trying to track down a YA book I remember reading in middle school. The two main characters are best friends who both love the novel Gone With The Wind. [more inside]
What's this Spanish word? In the first bit of "The Ghost Map," Steven Johnson says: "Where wages remain depressed, scavenging remains a vital occupation; witness the perpendadores of Mexico City." I can find no record of "perpendadores." What word is he talking about here? Is it a misspelling?
What book(s) on NEGOTIATION should I read? [more inside]
what are the travel websites worth knowing? [more inside]
Any good books/movies/etc. about the immigration experience for Mexicans in America, particularly southern California? [more inside]
I've been a member of gym now for the last few months. I've gotten some training on some of the myriad of machines at the place, but I'd like to know more about using them in-depth. Can anyone recommend good books or web sites that focus on the various exercises you can do and/or exercise machines you can work out with at a gym? P.S.: am not much interested in a *lot* of heavy weight-lifting using barbels and such, just mostly the other devices.
The unix program 'unpaper' was recently recommended for cleaning up artifacts on scanned images. Unfortunately it doesn't natively do pdfs, only "pnm family" -- pbm, pgm and ppm formats. [more inside]
I'm reading Freud's The Interpretation of Dreams, and the jumps he makes in interpreting dreams -- from a dream image to someone's long-ago memory to some quote to another quote to a childhood wet-nurse -- strike me as absolutely ludicrous. How and why do any therapists put any faith in this method of interpretation (I know many don't)?
I'd like to publish 150 - 400 copies of a book, in colour, for 150 - 400 pages. How much should this cost? [more inside]
What's the best handbook to help someone do first aid and emergency medicine in remote locations? [more inside]
Looking for good books with alternating narration. [more inside]
Identify this book: Black comedy involving doctors and nurses with sentences ALL IN CAPS. Published in the last five years. British female author.
BookFilter: I've recently gotten done with Last Days of Summer by Steve Kluger (link here). I'm looking for more books like it. [more inside]
I need to know which book-related web service/API is best (most complete archive, most up-to-date, most metadata) for looking up information about books given an ISBN-10 or ISBN-13. [more inside]
Book search with price comparison. [more inside]
Looking for an etiquette book I read a long time ago. [more inside]
I read a book several years ago in middle school about a girl that falls in love with a young soldier (ww2 soldier if I remember correctly) that was badly burned and disfigured in the war. I think one of the character's last name was Metcalf. I want to say the girl was volunteering in the hospital and that's how she met the soldier. He was sitting on a bench I think when she first met him. It was so long ago that I can remember very little of the book. Does anyone know the title to this book? Thank you.
I've recently realised that I'm into certain types of fiction books. Please recommend some other books/authors I might find interesting. [more inside]
Is there a definitive resource on the web for finding literary agents who represent science fiction and fantasy? [more inside]
Lost book question: When I was a kid, our upstairs neighbors lent me a book of wild fantasy illustrations that contained a hidden puzzle. There was a sizable prize for whoever figured out the riddle. [more inside]
what is the dumbest, funniest, most peculiar piece of advice you have ever found in a self-help book?
what is the dumbest, funniest, most peculiar piece of advice you have ever found in a self-help book? [more inside]
I need to obtain a new copy of an Egyptian engineering book, please help! [more inside]
Scanning a book and converting to a PDF - how do I antialias the scanned page images? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a good ActionScript book for an experienced programmer? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember a kid's book from the late 70's. Nerdy child explorer who gave you interesting facts from around the world. Cartoonish. Remember him discovering a bilbao tree. Hope me. [more inside]
How can I turn my collection of newspaper front pages into a nice, keepsake book? [more inside]
I am looking for books similar in style with Christopher Priest's "The Prestige". What i want is complex stories, epistolary in structure where the plot has to be puzzeled together by the reader.