I took a class back in the 1980s in public school in Indiana in which I was taught about Latin and Greek word roots found in the English language. [more inside]
I need to be able to match in text citations to reference list(s) and back again in very large documents (1000+ pages) WITHOUT the use of referencing software like Endnote*. I'd like to automate this as much as possible. [more inside]
I've read several baby books that provide a comprehensive overview of the first year of an infant's life: development, basic care, etc. Can you recommend a book that covers the toddler years in a similar way? [more inside]
What are good "owners manuals" for new dog owners? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for a book of poetry collections for someone new to poetry. [more inside]
Is there a book (or a way to have one made) that would list all available Linux commands with options and what they mean for any shell I'm interested in learning? (Currently bash) [more inside]
Which book should I buy to replace the (non-existent) 10th edition of "The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings"? [more inside]
I would like to buy a good book on how to sew. I don't mean a beginner's instructional book, since I can already sew quite well, but a comprehensive reference book that covers everything from the basics to advanced tailoring and couture techniques. I want a sewing book that is the equivalent of Vogue Knitting, which is revered among knitters as the knitter's Bible. I've come across Vogue Sewing, and Power Sewing by Sandra Betzina. Would you recommend either one of these as the best choice, or do you know of another book you think is better?
I once found -- on Project Gutenberg, I think -- a book that tried to exhaustively answer many ordinary questions about how things are made or where they come from. I think it was from the late 1800s or early 1900s. Help me find it? [more inside]
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.
Got any great books about luck? [more inside]
Looking for a Muscle and Fitness exercise reference notebook-type of book, which is proving way more difficult to find than I'd imagined. [more inside]
I've read "The Dangerous Book for Boys" and I generally love those kind of books (information about anything with guides on doing stuff). What other books are out there that are in a similar vein? I'm a 21-year-old girl but would rather not have a "girly" book.
I would like to relearn some calculus on my own. Please recommend the best book for the purpose. [more inside]
Rare Book Dealers in Mississippi? (Help a student librarian!) [more inside]
What are the essential reference works for someone interested in typography, especially the aspects dealing with layout? I have and adore "The Elements of Typographic Style" by Robert Bringhurst, an amazingly useful, well designed book. I also am fond of "The Non-Designers Design Book," by Robin Williams but I'm looking for things like the Bringhurst rather than the more general advice in Williams's books.