big bad boy – Because of flagging sales Pearson Prentice Hall gave six art scholars free reign to revise the 1056 page Janson’s History of Art, and the NYT is doing a ‘page six’ on who’s in and who’s out.
badbooks – the Da Vinci Code isn’t the only book people love to rag on – via the LA Times London’s Stephen Bayley regales us with a few more.
everybody poohs – the US and Egyptian gov’ts gave 700 new books to each of 38,000 Egyptian public school.
• the shortlist for the Blooker Prize has been announced. The Lulu Blooker Prize is the world’s first literary prize devoted to “blooks”: books based on blogs or websites
• BBC has the list of nominees for the 2006 Aventis Prize for popular science writing, previous winners have been Bill Bryson, Stephen Hawking and Jared Diamond.
• Electric Universe – How Electricity Switched on the Modern World by David Bodanis
• Collapse – How Societies Choose to Fail or Survive by Jared Diamond
• The Elements of Murder – A History of Poison, John Emsley
• The Gecko’s Foot – Bio-inspiration – Engineering New Materials from Nature by Peter Forbes
• The Silicon Eye – How a Silicon Valley Company Aims to Make All Current Computers, Cameras, and Cell Phones Obsolete by George Gilder
• Parallel Worlds – The Science of Alternative Universes and our Future in the Cosmos by Michio Kaku
• Power, Sex, Suicide – Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life by Nick Lane
• Venomous Earth – How Arsenic Caused the World’s Worst Mass Poisoning by Andrew Meharg
• Empire of the Stars – Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes by Arthur I. Miller
• Seven Deadly Colours – The Genius of Nature’s Palette and how it Eluded Darwin by Andrew Parker
• The Truth About Hormones – What’s Going on when we’re Tetchy, Spotty, Fearful, Tearful or Just Plain Awful by Vivienne Parry
• Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis – The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers by Dan Rockmore
• The Fruits of War – How War and Conflict have Driven Science by Michael White
naughty – Thieves check out books from the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library (OR) and sell them to local bookshops.
naughtier – Book Club Associates (BCA), part of the Bertelsman publishing empire has been behaving badly and now we have a paper trail.
naughtiest – Author and playwright Clyde Edgerton was robbed at gunpoint near the Cape Fear Regional Theatre last week.
memento mori – Indiana’s Mabel Herbert, author of ‘The Married Life of Helen and Warren’, is remembered 50 years after her passing.
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