Best Reference 2013

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Louis Shores, writing in 1939 in the second edition of his Basic Reference Sources, defined a reference book as “any book which is used to refer to for specific information.” Today’s “Best Reference Sources” can be found in reference and circulating collections, online, accessed on your laptop or iPhone, or even carried in your backpack. Here are the best of the year’s output.

Telling Stories Through Food

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These recent narrative cookbooks combine the twin pleasures of cooking and reading

Vegging Out

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Reviews of vegan and vegetarian cookbooks.

Reference Reviews | September 15, 2013

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Reviews of The New Food Lover’s Companion, Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology, and The Handy Astronomy Answer Book, plus a full list of Reference reviews from the September 15, 2013 issue.

Nonfiction Previews, Sept. 2013, the Last Roundup: From Mary Beard to Eileen Rockefeller

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Beard, Mary. Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations. Liveright: Norton. Sept. 2013. 320p. ISBN 9780871407160. $28.95. HISTORY Described by the New York Times as “the closest thing, if it exists, to a celebrity classics professor” in a story about her having stood up to some naysayers who abused her on the Internet, Cambridge scholar […]

Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2013, Pt. 4: Animals, Food, and the Arts

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Arnot, Bob. The Aztec Diet. Morrow. Feb. 2013. 304p. ISBN 9780062124050. $25.99. HEALTH/DIET What has eight times the omega-3s of salmon, six times more calcium than milk, three times more iron than spinach, 15 times more magnesium than broccoli, four times more selenium than flax, and five grams of fiber in just 70 calories? The […]

Graphic Novels Prepub Alert: Food Manga from Bourdain, Pekar on Israel, and new series from Dark Horse and Fantagraphics

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Graphic Novels Prepub Alert: Food Manga from Bourdain, Pekar on Israel, and new series from Dark Horse and Fantagraphics

Food and Fable: You Are What You Read | The Reader’s Shelf

Food and Fable: You Are What You Read | The Reader’s Shelf

Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2012, Pt. 2: Oklahoma City and Loung Ung's Life After the Killing Fields

Nonfiction Previews, Apr. 2012, Pt. 2: Oklahoma City and Loung Ung's Life After the Killing Fields

Wyatt’s World: Five for Foodies

Wyatt’s World: Five for Foodies

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