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Good "owners manuals" for new dog owners?

What are good "owners manuals" for new dog owners? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 30, 2013 - 13 answers

Suggestions for a poetry collection book

Looking for recommendations for a book of poetry collections for someone new to poetry. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 26, 2013 - 17 answers

Linux CLI Filter: Complete Linux Command Line Book?

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 - 14 answers

Modern jazz recordings reference?

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 - 1 answer

What's the best sewing reference book?

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 - 10 answers

Please help me find this public domain book.

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 - 10 answers

Self-referentiality is so meta.

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 - 10 answers

Beyond black cats and four-leaf clovers

Got any great books about luck? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Dec 26, 2007 - 18 answers

Looking for a solid weightlifting exercise reference book

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 - 4 answers

The Dangerous Book for Non-Boys

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 - 22 answers

Calculus resources for the curious?

I would like to relearn some calculus on my own. Please recommend the best book for the purpose. [more inside]
posted by perissodactyl on Sep 10, 2006 - 16 answers

What is the largest rare book dealer in Mississippi?

Rare Book Dealers in Mississippi? (Help a student librarian!) [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Mar 11, 2006 - 6 answers

Typography Reference Books

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 - 8 answers

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