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Redigerat: aug 30, 2009, 11:09am

AG--Dictionaries and other reference works: The Harper's Index Book

B--Philosophy, general: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito
BF--Psychology: Primer of Jungian Psychology
BJ--Ethics: The Great Divorce
BL--Religions, mythology, rationalism: Tao Te Ching
BM--Judaism: Thirteen and a Day
BR--Christianity: God's Politics
BT--Doctrinal theology: Honest to God
BX--Christian denominations: Virgins of Venice

CT--Biography: Eminent Victorians

D--General history: Survival in Auschwitz
DA--History of Great Britain/Ireland/British Isles: The Wives of Henry VIII
DB--History of Austria/Lichtenstein/Hungary/Czechslovakia: Under a Cruel Star
DC--History of France/Andorra/Monaco: Madame de Pompadour
DD--History of Germany: Frederick the Great
DG--History of Italy: Mad Blood Stirring
DJK--History of Eastern Europe: Eastern Europe: Politics, Culture, and Society Since 1939
DK--History of Russia/USSR/Poland: The Russian Revolution
DP--History of Spain - Portugal: Driving Over Lemons
DR--History of the Balkan Peninsula: The Balkan Express
DS--History of Asia: The Trouser People
DT--History of Africa: The Shadow of the Sun
DU--History of Oceania: Coming of Age in Samoa

E--History of America: The Fifties

F--Local history of the United States and British, Dutch, French, and Latin America: Earl of Louisiana

G--Geography, atlases, and maps: Kon-tiki
GN--Anthropology: The Red Queen
GR--Folklore: Legends of Texas: Lost Mines and Buried Treasure
GV--Recreation; Leisure: How Life Imitates the World Series

HB--Economic theory; demography: Manias, Panics, and Crashes
HC--Economic history and conditions: The Building of the European Union
HG--Finance: Millionaire
HD--Industries, land use, labor: The Predator's Ball
HM--Sociology: Social Darwinism in American Thought
HN--Social history and conditions, social problems: Them: Adventures with Extremists
HQ--The family, marriage, women, sexuality: The Political Life of Children
HS--Societies: Brownie Girl Scout Handbook
HT--Communities, classes, races: Ghosts of Berlin
HV--Social pathology, social and public welfare, criminology: Down and Out in Paris and London
HX--Socialism, communism, anarchism: A Fine Old Conflict

JC--Political theory: The Prince
JF--Political institutions and public administration: The Failure of Presidential Democracy
JK--Political institutions and public administration-United States: Government in America
JN--Political institutions and public administration-Europe: From Bonn to Berlin
JX--International law: Law of the Sea

KF--Law of the United States: The Federalist Papers
KJV--European law: The Return of Martin Guerre

ML--Literature on music: Science and Music

N--Visual arts: The Englishness of English Art
NA--Architecture: No Way to Build a Ballpark
NC--Drawing, design, illustration: Asterix der Gallier
NK--Decorative Arts: Decorating Junkmarket Style

P--Philology; Linguistics: The Language Instinct
PA--Greek language and literature, Latin language and literature: The Oresteia
PC--Romanic languages: Italian Phrase Book TM 30-603 (Restricted)
PE--English language: Reading Like a Writer
PF--West Germanic languages: Handbuch zur Deutschen Grammatik
PG--Slavic languages, Baltic languages, Albanian language: The Book of Laughter and Forgetting
PN--Literature: All Over But the Shoutin'
PQ--French literature, Italian literature, Spanish literature, Portuguese literature: En attendant Godot
PR--English literature: Beowulf
PS--American literature: Tender is the Night
PT--German literature: The Trial
PZ--Fiction and juvenile belles letters: A Kiss for Little Bear

Q--Science (General)--Dancing Naked in the Mind Field
QA--Mathematics: Coincidences, Chaos, and All That Math Jazz
QB--Astronomy: Circumference
QC--Physics: Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track
QE--Geology: The Practical Paleontologist
QH--Natural history-biology: The Origin of Species
QL--Zoology: The Earth Moved
QP--Physiology: Monkeyluv

RA--Public aspects of medicine: The Food Bible
RC--Internal medicine: The Myth of Sanity

S--Agriculture: Epitaph for a Peach
SB--Plant culture: Oranges
SF--Animal culture: The Lord God Made Them All

TT--Handicrafts; arts & crafts: The You-don't-need-a-man-to-fix-it Book
TX--Home Economics: The Man Who Ate Everything

UA--Armies: La Place de la Concorde Suisse
UG--Military engineering: Castle

Z--Books (general): An Alphabetical Life

How is it that naval science gets its own letter? Weird.

okt 15, 2007, 12:34pm

Det här meddelandet har tagits bort av dess författare.

Redigerat: okt 17, 2007, 11:43pm

Det här meddelandet har tagits bort av dess författare.

okt 29, 2007, 1:16am

P--Philology; Linguistics: The Language Instinct

nov 11, 2007, 12:02am

Q--Science (General): Dancing Naked in the Mind Field. I've reviewed this in my Dewey Decimal thread.

nov 19, 2007, 11:41pm

N--Visual arts: The Englishness of English Art by Nikolaus Pevsner

dec 3, 2007, 11:27pm

BT--Doctrinal theology: Honest to God

jan 17, 2008, 9:09pm

ML--Literature on music: Science and Music by James Jeans

feb 3, 2008, 6:53pm

BX--Christian denominations: Virgins of Venice

apr 24, 2008, 11:44am

RA--Public aspects of medicine: The Food Bible

maj 13, 2008, 9:20pm

jun 10, 2008, 11:37am

PC--Romanic languages: Italian Phrase Book TM 30-603 (Restricted)

aug 26, 2008, 6:23pm

AG--Dictionaries and other reference works: The Harper's Index Book

jan 18, 2009, 4:08pm

Yikes--I need to read more for this challenge!

QB--Astronomy: Circumference by Nicolas Nicastro. This is an Early Reviewers book, and here is my review:

A good chunk of this book is not about Eratosthenes, the librarian at Alexandria who made a remarkably accuracte measure of the Earth's circumference in the 200s B.C., but rather is about the nature of science at that time. I thought that Nicastro's description of the various approaches to science by different groups and the way scientific method changed over time was interesting and informative, and probably much better reading than a book devoted entirely to Eratosthenes's theories. It also helped me to understand why Eratosthenes's method was notable. I liked this book overall, and I felt that Nicastro's other career as a novelist served him well. I got a little bogged down in some of the descriptions of geometrical methods and calculations, and I think the book would have benefited from some more diagrams and such for those of us who remember very little of high school trigonometry.

feb 8, 2009, 9:40am

GR--Folklore: Legends of Texas: Lost mines and buried treasure by J. Frank Dobie, ed. Review:

This is a collection of legends about buried treasure and lost mines in early Texas. It's really more of an academic book about how legends develop and the connections between them than a book of stories to be read for fun. The legends are arranged either by type or by location so that the reader can see how multiple similar legends developed. The editor has also included fairly extensive footnotes about the historical basis for the legends and other tidbits of information. If you're looking for something to help you understand Texas legends from that perspective, this book is pretty good.

However, it's not what I had expected, a collection of re-tellings of adventures and legends that would be fun to read. Most of the legends are repetitive, and only some of them are well-written. Most of them also have racist language and/or ideas (the book was written in 1924).

The most interesting thing I learned is that the e-mail scam in which someone allegedly from Nigeria tells the recipient that he has oodles of money in a U.S. bank and just needs the recipient to pay a certain amount to release the funds (and then the recipient will get a share of the fortune) is not new. Dobie describes as "a tale common to both legend and roguery" scams by prisoners (one in 1911) where the prisoners would write someone on the outside to send funds to help the prisoner get back home in exchange for the prisoner then showing that person where a treasure was buried.

apr 19, 2009, 11:42pm

BJ--Ethics: The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

aug 17, 2009, 7:58am

Finally, I have another one for this challenge:

NA-Architecture: No Way to Build a Ballpark by Allan Temko.

aug 30, 2009, 11:11am

Z--Books (general): An Alphabetical Life by Wendy Werris. Comments on this and No Way to Build a Ballpark are on my Dewey and 50 Book Challenge threads.

nov 16, 2009, 11:51pm

BV--Practical theology: Losing Moses on the Freeway

jan 2, 2010, 9:19am

KD--British Isles: The English Constitution

maj 19, 2010, 2:22pm

I haven't been keeping up with this too much. I think I am going to start a new thread so I can break up the big list of books I've read, as others have done, but in the interim, here are some new ones:

BS--The Bible: First Corinthians (Interpretation Bible Studies)
PL--Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania: The Analects of Confucius (I read this in college but didn't realize that it counted for this category)
SH--Aquaculture, Fisheries, Angling: The Hungry Ocean