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Books about Canadian history.

I'm interested in learning more about Canadian history, and two things I'd like to start with (because I learned damn near NOTHING about them in school) are the Acadians and the Great Explusion, and the October Crisis and the FLQ. Can anyone recommend some books?
posted by Imperfect on Apr 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Donkey Hoatie?

Is there a Definitive English translation of Don Quixote? [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Apr 14, 2008 - 13 answers

What materials should I use for labelling the spines of my books?

What materials should I use for labelling the spines of my books? [more inside]
posted by Flunkie on Apr 13, 2008 - 3 answers

Freud and Jung Book Recommendations

I'd like to start reading Freud and Jung. Any recommendations for books? [more inside]
posted by majikstreet on Apr 12, 2008 - 8 answers

Yellow page color

In the 60's (I think) and 70's paperback books used to come with the outside edges of the pages sometimes colored yellow. This doesn't seem like it is done anymore. Why is that? Why was it done in the first place?
posted by josher71 on Apr 10, 2008 - 23 answers

I can get the book, now I want the bank.

I have been asked to put together a package to find publishing companies to sponsor some work of a non-profit - also called corporate underwriting. It's not publicists I want, I think I need marketing departments. I have a few questions on how to do this... [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Apr 9, 2008 - 1 answer

How does light damage old books?

How does visible light damage ancient documents? [more inside]
posted by wilful on Apr 8, 2008 - 8 answers

What is the name of this Cinderella story?

What book is this? [more inside]
posted by rosethorn on Apr 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Where are my fictional Brother Justins?

Book-Filter: I'm fascinated by very bad priests in fiction. Help me find some more. [more inside]
posted by Weighted Companion Cube on Apr 5, 2008 - 30 answers

Alternate views of Arab culture?

A friend at the State Department is going out to Iraq. He's receiving a bunch of cultural and language training from the department, but I'd like to give him a book about the culture there from another view (not necessarily political - he'll get enough briefing on that). Any suggestions?
posted by ntk on Apr 4, 2008 - 5 answers

Make my 10th grade bio teacher proud!

I'm going to college soon. (Age 24; been working a desk job in health care since I was 18.) I've got an inkling I want to study biology. Recommend me some books to help me get the lay of the land and get fired up about this. [more inside]
posted by Attackpanda on Apr 4, 2008 - 23 answers

help bring my books home!

how can I ship my books from the UK to North America without spending a fortune? [more inside]
posted by arcadia on Apr 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Because I like to pretend I'm a lit professor, why do you ask?

Books that have a "conversation" with Marilynne Robinson's Gilead? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Apr 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Good introductory books about Islam and Middle-Eastern geo-politics?

As a student of international relations, I'm trying to acquire a broad understanding of Islam and Middle-Eastern culture. I'm looking for a few books to read in my spare time that touch on these subjects. [more inside]
posted by aheckler on Apr 2, 2008 - 14 answers

Examples of Mise en Abyme (in form)

Recursion filter: I recently came across the phrase 'Mise en Abyme' and have become fascinated by recursion in literature, language and film. What writings have used these themes in their form to address the questions they posed? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 2, 2008 - 20 answers

Young Adult SciFi Filter

I remember reading this young adult scifi novel as a kid. The basic plot is a girl goes to some special "institute" or something after school. I don't recall all the details of what happened there, something special. But, in addition to that, she got Baked Alaska, which was her favorite dessert. I think the Baked Alaska is the key to this mystery. Please help me find this novel!
posted by mrthotep on Apr 1, 2008 - 18 answers

Books on teaching technology?

What book(s) can I read to help me be a better teacher of technology? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Apr 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me find this geeky kids' book!

I read a book sometime in elementary school (early/mid 90's) that I've been trying to find. It had to do with geometry and math and platonic solids and origami (I believe there were several nods to Flatland). The plot had something about evil army men toys and a boy having a fever dream. I think the cover had a picture of the boy riding a manta ray. [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer on Mar 31, 2008 - 3 answers

Give me your best book of taxonomies.

So I enjoy books that are an elaboration on theoretical taxonomies such as Roget's International Thesaurus (not the dictionary style) and A Pattern Language. What other books or websites might I enjoy in this vein? Taxonomies on birds or plants are interesting, but I'm looking for things that aren't immediately obvious.
posted by bigmusic on Mar 30, 2008 - 17 answers

I ain't much on that book learnin'

I am pretty terrible when it comes to picking up technology books with the desire to learn about something. I always lose steam at some point. I am asking for tips/tricks/disciplines to get better, especially if you've noticed a difficulty doing this and turned yourself around. Is it possible that I am simply the type who needs to go to a class or learn through on the job training? Or is there a way to get better?
posted by tcv on Mar 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Shinto Me Timbers... help me find out more about this religion!

Looking for some recommended books and media about Shinto, especially the history, tenets and practices of it. [more inside]
posted by tittergrrl on Mar 27, 2008 - 7 answers

How do I price my used books accurately?

How do I accurately price used books? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Mar 26, 2008 - 18 answers

Looking for fictional intragenerational incest narratives.

I'm looking for fictional intragenerational incest narratives -- books, film, television, etc. -- in which the relationship is presented as a tragic love, doomed to failure. I'm not interested in the probably more common (and more realistic) pure trauma narratives. The relationship need not necessarily be physically consummated. [more inside]
posted by nobody on Mar 25, 2008 - 49 answers

Physical cut-ups: Making Frankenstein vinyl records and books

I want to physically cut-up vinyl records and books into pieces, which I will then glue back together in various, alternate combinations. What are the best methods of doing this? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 25, 2008 - 10 answers

Engrossing books that make you think until it hurts a little bit.

What books have transported you to another place, and occupied your thoughts for days whilst you read them? [more inside]
posted by takeyourmedicine on Mar 24, 2008 - 103 answers

What books or courses will help me learn science?

What books or online courses will best help me learn science and engineering? I'm especially interested in physics, astronomy, general electronics, and computer science. [more inside]
posted by dylan20 on Mar 24, 2008 - 8 answers

I'd like to learn about electronics!

I'm trying to get into building electronics and I need some advice. What would be a good place to start? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Mar 23, 2008 - 14 answers

Selling Used Textbooks Online

What's the best way to sell used psychology textbooks online? [more inside]
posted by cashman on Mar 22, 2008 - 7 answers

Good books set in Singapore?

Please recommend some books set in Singapore. [more inside]
posted by Mr Bunnsy on Mar 22, 2008 - 15 answers

What are some good books about Chicago?

What are some good books about Chicago? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Mar 20, 2008 - 24 answers

Is there any good info in Publishers Weekly?

BookPublishingFilter: I've been an editorial assistant for six months, and I'm trying to figure out how to best learn more about the business. I read Publishers Weekly every week, but I have yet to understand what I'm supposed to get out of it. Folks in the business (past or present): do you find PW useful? If so, how? What parts of it are good? If not, what industry pubs are good? (Or should I just stick to things like the NYTBR and Bookforum?) [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Mar 20, 2008 - 10 answers

Help me find a book from my childhood about Trolls…

Help me find a book from my childhood about Trolls… [more inside]
posted by ktrey on Mar 19, 2008 - 21 answers

Please help me identify this book which traumatized me as a child (teen?)!

Please help me identify this book which traumatized me as a child (teen?)! [more inside]
posted by StrangeCharmed on Mar 18, 2008 - 13 answers

Sci-Fi easy readers?

Book-rec-filter time! Looking for sci-fi themed books for a young child. Can you suggest any? [more inside]
posted by Janta on Mar 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Paperback alert?

I have a list of books I want to purchase when they come out on paperback. Do you know of a service that will email me when that happens? (Amazon, Powells?) [more inside]
posted by cgs on Mar 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Who wrote this book?

Trying to figure out the title and author of a sci-fi book I read years ago, involving an (Inca|Aztec) temple's golden items really being a collection of nanomachines, and these nanomachines, in large numbers, can change humans into otherworldly creatures when submerged in them...except one of the characters is brought back to life by these things at the end of the book without being transformed. Who wrote this, and what's the title?
posted by DarkElf109 on Mar 17, 2008 - 3 answers

Actual story or overactive imagination?

What's the title of a book my boyfriend read when he was 10 years old (early nineties)? [more inside]
posted by kitkatcathy on Mar 15, 2008 - 5 answers

What are your favorite tequila books?

I'm a whisk(e)y drinker stepping into the world of tequila, and I need some good reading. [more inside]
posted by amb on Mar 14, 2008 - 2 answers

Following artists, sans spam.

Is there a service that will let you to subscribe to notifications of new artist (music) and/or author (books) releases, but is not spammy?
posted by dmd on Mar 14, 2008 - 2 answers

How Things 'Become': The Infinity of Definition

I am looking for writings on the infinity of definition. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 13, 2008 - 32 answers

Looking for fiction based on non-fiction historical turmoil.

Bookrecommendationfilter: I am looking for books along the lines of The Poisonwood Bible or In the Time of the Butterflies. (More inside). [more inside]
posted by 8dot3 on Mar 13, 2008 - 21 answers

It's hard to be cool. Then why is it so hard to get out of it?

I want to hear about "anti-cool". [more inside]
posted by twins named Lugubrious and Salubrious on Mar 11, 2008 - 50 answers

Help me become a better programming instructor.

TeachFilter: Help me become a better programming instructor. [more inside]
posted by stungeye on Mar 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Books that will amuse a bunch of second graders?

Can you suggest some books that will make a bunch of second graders laugh? I am scheduled as "Surprise Reader" in my son's second grade class this week, and I need some new (to me) humorous and/or weird picture books to read to the class. Previously William Steig and David Greenberg ("Slugs", "Snakes", and "Bugs") have gone over well, but I need some new material! Thanks!
posted by chr1sb0y on Mar 11, 2008 - 24 answers

What's the time-travel canon?

I'm trying to make an expansive and widely-varied reading list of time-travel books and stories. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Mar 11, 2008 - 43 answers

The Wire... what next?

The Wire's finished (wipes tear)... what do I watch/read/listen to, now ? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Mar 10, 2008 - 35 answers

Feminism 101

Book recommendations for introductions to feminist thinking. [more inside]
posted by thatwhichfalls on Mar 10, 2008 - 22 answers

Know of a book that deals with continuity and change through 1-2 family generations?

Lotsa book recommendations please. Know of any good children's books (2nd grade level) that deal with family history? I'm also looking for books that compare and/or contrast daily life today with how a child's parent or grandparent lived. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Mar 9, 2008 - 7 answers

Entertain me!

I'm looking for some funny and smart fiction books, along the lines of "A Confederacy of Dunces" and "Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal." [more inside]
posted by banjo_and_the_pork on Mar 6, 2008 - 60 answers

Scifi: is it worth a cat's pockets?

My girlfriend's mother and I have a real intellectual rapport, in some ways. Recently we've been talking about literature. She's extraordinarily widely read, but only really within the canon. I've been fronting, claiming that genre fiction like sci-fi has plenty of stuff of genuine literary merit in it. She's called my bluff and asked for a recommendation. What would you suggest? I was thinking something strange and ornate like Cordwainer Smith, but am open to advice.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Mar 4, 2008 - 74 answers

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