Looking for recommendations for a book of poetry collections for someone new to poetry. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum
on Aug 26, 2013 -
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]
posted by InsertNiftyNameHere
on Mar 6, 2013 -
Which book should I buy to replace the (non-existent) 10th edition of "The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings"? [more inside]
posted by avysk
on Dec 26, 2012 -
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?
posted by orange swan
on Sep 21, 2012 -
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]
posted by circular
on May 3, 2011 -
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 -
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]
posted by dubadubowbow
on Sep 10, 2007 -
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.
posted by divabat
on Aug 25, 2007 -
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.
posted by Grod
on Jun 12, 2004 -