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Intelligent page turners

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]
posted by objdoc on Jul 22, 2007 - 31 answers

Will you help me remember the title of this book?

Please help me remember the title of a particular fictional, young-adult book from the 80s or maybe 90s. [more inside]
posted by poopdbq on Jul 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me find this book!

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]
posted by nataliecay on Jul 18, 2007 - 4 answers

An English book set in blackletter?

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]
posted by Utilitaritron on Jul 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Seeking reading material before jumping into a master's in applied math...

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]
posted by Bugg on Jul 15, 2007 - 2 answers

Help Me Before the Revolution Commences. . .

Bookfilter: Recommend a good book on Leon Trotsky and Trotskyism. [more inside]
posted by boubelium on Jul 10, 2007 - 6 answers

The Future of War?

Help me find a series of illustrated children's hardcover books from the 70s/80s about the upcoming technologies of "The Future" [more inside]
posted by Ryvar on Jul 10, 2007 - 11 answers

I want to be published.

How do you get a book published by a (semi) major publisher as a first time author? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2007 - 13 answers

Phone phreak 70s thriller?

Bookfilter: 70's thriller featuring phone phreaking? [more inside]
posted by skywhite on Jul 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Which Edward Tufte book should a scientist read?

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?
posted by Tlogmer on Jul 6, 2007 - 19 answers

Desperately seeking illustrated books on our future in space from 1960s, 70s and 80s

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!
posted by thehickmans on Jul 6, 2007 - 18 answers

Trying to find a specific photo book I once saw with photos of tiny apartments

The book that got away! Trying to find a small photo book I once saw with photos of (truly) tiny apartments. [more inside]
posted by lorimer on Jul 6, 2007 - 14 answers

What is the travel book series that boasts off-the-beaten-path sights and locations?

What is the travel book series that boasts off-the-beaten-path sights and locations? [more inside]
posted by KathyK on Jul 3, 2007 - 11 answers

help me understand English grammar.

Best book for "learning" English grammar? [more inside]
posted by the luke parker fiasco on Jun 28, 2007 - 28 answers

What's a sensible way to manage my diverse drawings?

Best way to manage sketchbooks? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Jun 22, 2007 - 6 answers

How to package a book with a DVD to sell as one product?

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]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 21, 2007 - 2 answers

Not all that David Copperfield kind of crap

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]
posted by milarepa on Jun 20, 2007 - 61 answers

The Last American?

BookFilter: Looking for a post-apocalyptic novel that I thought was called "The Last American" but apparently isn't. [more inside]
posted by szechuan on Jun 20, 2007 - 8 answers

a book to take to the beach

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]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Jun 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Book identifying mythical archetypes?

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]
posted by Andrhia on Jun 18, 2007 - 14 answers

How can I send SMSes from Address Book (OS X) using my Nokia N73?

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]
posted by PuGZ on Jun 18, 2007 - 2 answers

Beach romances that are deep. But not too deep. Where are they?

What books are similar in attitude and environment to Bonjour Tristesse (Fran├žoise Sagan)? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Jun 8, 2007 - 3 answers

Help me identify this Constructivist book.

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]
posted by hydrophonic on Jun 5, 2007 - 5 answers

YA Novel - Gone With The Wind References?

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]
posted by warble on Jun 1, 2007 - 8 answers

What is a "perpendadore"?

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?
posted by mattbucher on May 30, 2007 - 4 answers

What book(s) on negotiation should I read?

What book(s) on NEGOTIATION should I read? [more inside]
posted by ialas on May 29, 2007 - 14 answers

what are the travel websites worth knowing?

what are the travel websites worth knowing? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 23, 2007 - 9 answers

Immigrant experience?

Any good books/movies/etc. about the immigration experience for Mexicans in America, particularly southern California? [more inside]
posted by SBMike on May 17, 2007 - 31 answers

Book or Web Recommendations for Using Gym Equipment

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.
posted by Kellyu on May 17, 2007 - 20 answers

pdf unpaper 'ed

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]
posted by acro on May 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Why do any therapists trust The Interpretation of Dreams?

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)?
posted by Malad on May 9, 2007 - 20 answers

How much should a run of 400 books cost?

I'd like to publish 150 - 400 copies of a book, in colour, for 150 - 400 pages. How much should this cost? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on May 1, 2007 - 4 answers

Medic!

What's the best handbook to help someone do first aid and emergency medicine in remote locations? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Apr 29, 2007 - 6 answers

he said/she said

Looking for good books with alternating narration. [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Apr 25, 2007 - 43 answers

Identify this black comedy

Identify this book: Black comedy involving doctors and nurses with sentences ALL IN CAPS. Published in the last five years. British female author.
posted by ninebelow on Apr 25, 2007 - 4 answers

Looking for epistolary novels

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]
posted by reenum on Apr 23, 2007 - 19 answers

1. ISBN 2. Web Service 3. ??? 4. Profit

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]
posted by basicchannel on Apr 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me find a book finder...

Book search with price comparison. [more inside]
posted by vincentm on Apr 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Help Me Identify An Old Etiquette Book

Looking for an etiquette book I read a long time ago. [more inside]
posted by cm on Apr 9, 2007 - 3 answers

Book title to this book about a badly burned soldier

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.
posted by GlowWyrm on Apr 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Please recommend me some reading material

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]
posted by Solomon on Apr 6, 2007 - 55 answers

Finding an agent for my sci-fi/fantasy novel

Is there a definitive resource on the web for finding literary agents who represent science fiction and fantasy? [more inside]
posted by JWright on Apr 6, 2007 - 13 answers

What was that book of fantasy illustrations with the secret prize?

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]
posted by hydrophonic on Apr 6, 2007 - 12 answers

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]
posted by krautland on Apr 5, 2007 - 35 answers

Looking for a book

I need to obtain a new copy of an Egyptian engineering book, please help! [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Apr 2, 2007 - 4 answers

How do I antialias scanned TIFF images?

Scanning a book and converting to a PDF - how do I antialias the scanned page images? [more inside]
posted by mrbill on Apr 2, 2007 - 8 answers

ActionScript book for an experienced programmer?

Can someone recommend a good ActionScript book for an experienced programmer? [more inside]
posted by whir on Mar 30, 2007 - 8 answers

Identifying a book from years ago.

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]
posted by Frasermoo on Mar 23, 2007 - 7 answers

How do I make a book out of newspaper front pages?

How can I turn my collection of newspaper front pages into a nice, keepsake book? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Mar 22, 2007 - 4 answers

Books similar to "The Prestige"

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.
posted by ilike on Mar 22, 2007 - 26 answers

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