Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Reference Books

Came across these interesting reference books while actually looking for books for the workplace.

Encyclopedia of Appalachia by Rudy Abramson

Encyclopedia of the Arctic by Mark Nuttall

The Encyclopedia of Chicago by James R. Grossman, Ann Durkin Keating, and Janice L. Reiff

Encyclopedia of Kitchen History by Mary Ellen Snodgrass

The Encyclopedia of New England by Donald Hall

Execution : The Guillotine, the Pendulum, the Thousand Cuts, the Spanish Donkey, and 66 Other Ways of Putting Someone to Death by Geoffrey Abbot

Random House Webster's Word Menu by Stephen Glazier

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia by Danzig Baldaev, Sergey Vasiliev, and Anne Applebaum

The Timetables of History : A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events by Bernard Grun

Encyclopedia of Water by David Newton

Timetables of Women's History by Karen Greenspan

If I had to pick two that I wanted to own they would probably be The Encyclopedia of New England and Word Menu. I understand Word Menu, which is all about nouns, has 3 pages on names for underwear. What fun!!!

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it". Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784), quoted in Boswell's Life of Johnson

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