Steampunk: 20 Core Titles

By John Klima Featuring H.G. Wells, Neal Barrett & Cherie Priest By John Klima — Library Journal, 03/04/2010 Steampunk is everywhere, from movies like Sherlock Holmes and Howl’s Moving Castle to the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and an art exhibition at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, England. A subgenre of science […]

Books for Dudes: Read-Togethers for Couples

Featuring Books by Danny Evans, Spencer Quinn, & icanhascheezburger.com By Douglas Lord — Library Journal, 11/05/2009 First, a word about the term dude: I know it’s passé. I know that, and I hope you do, too. That’s partly why I love it. As a guy I wear pants and shirts, but as a dude I […]

Computer Media Reviews | December 15, 2005

By Rachel Singer Gordon Engst, Adam & others. Take Control of Tiger. Peachpit. 2005. 344p. ISBN 0-321-33017-X. pap. $29.99.Kelby, Scott. Mac OS X Tiger Killer Tips. New Riders. 2005. 367p. ISBN 0-321-29054-2. pap. $29.99.Knaster, Scott. Hacking Mac OS X Tiger: Serious Hacks, Mods and Customizations. Wiley. 2005. 378p. ISBN 0-7645-8345-X. pap. $24.99.Laporte, Leo & Todd […]

Professional Media Reviews | December 15, 2005

By LJ Staff The "Wireless" Generation Harris, Frances Jacobson. I Found It on the Internet: Coming of Age Online. American Library Assn. 2005. c.161p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 0-8389-0898-5. pap. $35. Harris, a librarian at University Laboratory High School (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) has written an invaluable text to understanding the information technology needs […]

Fiber Crafts Reviews | December 15, 2005

By Janice Zlendich, Librarian Emerita, California State Univ. Lib., Fullerton Allen, Pam & Ann Budd. Wrap Style: Innovative to Traditional, 24 Inspirational Shawls, Ponchos, and Capelets To Knit and Crochet. Interweave. 2005. c.160p. illus. bibliog. index. ISBN 1-931499-91-8. pap. $21.95. FIBER CRAFTS In this collection of 24 knitwear patterns from the editors of Interweave Knits […]

Do It Yourself Reviews | December 15, 2005

By Karen Ellis, Director, Taylor P.L., TX Bird, Lonnie & others. Taunton‘s Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking. Taunton, dist. by Random. 2005. c.312p. photogs. index. ISBN 1-56158-769-9. $29.95. DIY Even the most experienced woodworker needs a little help. This detailed guide covers a wide array of woodworking topics. Compiled by experts in the field, who […]

Mystery Reviews | December 15, 2005

By Michele Leber New Year, New Series Worthy of note are three promising new series debuting in 2006. American author Suzanne Arruda transports readers to 1919 colonial Africa; Swedish writer Kjell Eriksson sets his award-winning contemporary police procedural in his home country; and British author Martin O’Brien places his series start in modern-day Marseilles. As […]

Fast Scans | December 15, 2005

By Jeff T. Dick, Davenport, IA Foreign & Indie Films An Angel at My Table. color. 158 min. Criterion Collection, dist. by Home Vision. 1990. DVD ISBN 1-55940-959-2. $39.95. The harrowing story of New Zealand novelist Janet Frame, who was misdiagnosed as a schizophrenic, institutionalized, and subjected to electroshock treatments, is marvelously told in three […]

Xpress Reviews: First Look at New Books, December 13, 2005

By LJ Staff Week of December 13Desmarais, Norman. Battlegrounds of Freedom: A Historical Guide to the Battlefields of the War of American Independence. Busca. 2005. 308p. photogs. maps. bibliog. index. ISBN 0-9666196-7-6. pap. $26.95. HIST Desmarais (librarian, Providence Coll., RI) here provides a geographically organized guidebook on Revolutionary War battlefields. Each chapter covers a different […]

Reference Reviews | December 15, 2005

By LJ Staff American Health: Demographics and Spending of Health Care Consumers. New Strategist. 2005. 504p. bibliog. index. ISBN 1-885070-74-8. $89.95. REF A wealth of published information and an array of programs and conferences suggest how important consumers are to the providers and planners of healthcare in the United States. Based on data available but […]

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