Books: Schott's Miscellany 2008, by Ben Schott, Hardcover

Books: Schott's Miscellany 2008, by Ben Schott, Hardcover

In case you're already nostalgic for 2007. Also who said almanacs are only for Poor Ben?

  • To quote one of my favorite professors, "There is nothing like a good plan." And although I have generally been a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-skinny-jeans kind of girl, a new decade beckons . . . and is the perfect time to give yoursel... To quote one of my favorite professors, "There is nothing like a good plan." And although I have generally been a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-skinny-jeans kind of girl, a new decade beckons . . . and is the perfect time to give yourself or someone else an inspirational boost. The bold graphic design, not to mention the pithy quotes, of each and every one of these 80 pages will encourage browsing over, and over and over again.

  • Perfect gift under $25 - add to my list for Dirty Santa presents!! The ultimate book on King Arthur! Combining the best-known stories about Arthur and his court with fascinating research on who Arthur really was and where Camel... Perfect gift under $25 - add to my list for Dirty Santa presents!! The ultimate book on King Arthur! Combining the best-known stories about Arthur and his court with fascinating research on who Arthur really was and where Camelot was built, and the relationships between the main characters in the legends, this magnificent edition has been designed and illustrated to the highest standards. Discover the man, the myth and the magic. By John Matthews and Pavel Tatarnikov; hardcover.

  • Great Golf Book!! The challenge? To indentify 500 great golf holes, those that most inspire, challenge, and excite golfers worldwide. Golf Magazine's editors teamed up with an international panel representing publications from... Great Golf Book!! The challenge? To indentify 500 great golf holes, those that most inspire, challenge, and excite golfers worldwide. Golf Magazine's editors teamed up with an international panel representing publications from across the globe to meet this challenge. The result is this fascinating book featuring the best golf holes from 40 different countries and territories; the fairways and greens, bunkers and hazards that have thwarted Tiger Woods and David Duval, Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino, Ben Hogan and Bobby Jones - and those they have conquered; anecdote and history, strategy and geography, illustrated with more than 800 photographs and breathtaking hand-painted topographic renderings. A final, surprising chapter highlights holes with special features: the most punishing holes, most scenic, best by the great course designers, hardest courses to get on, hardest to putt, etc. Whether you are looking for a golf hole in particular or are just particular about golf holes, you will love this book. By George Peper and the editors of Golf Magazine; paperback.

  • Great Gift for the Designer, Remodeler, Environmentalist or Architect on your list!!! With striking photos and compelling profiles of real homes that are making a difference, Good Green Homes celebrates the ways in which we c... Great Gift for the Designer, Remodeler, Environmentalist or Architect on your list!!! With striking photos and compelling profiles of real homes that are making a difference, Good Green Homes celebrates the ways in which we can create places that are gorgeous, livable, and more environmentally responsible. Featured homes include a delightful cottage, an eco-friendly addition to an historic home, a trio of healthy and green homes, an artist's studio on a wooded island, a vacation retreat in the wine country, and more - all of which provide an inspiring look at today's sustainable building movement. Whether you plan to redecorate, remodel, move into a new home, or build a house from the ground up, Good Green Homes offers ideas, inspiration, and real-world advice to get you started. It offers a wealth of practical suggestions for how we can start making changes that will put us on the road to a healthier and more environmentally sustainable future. By Jennifer Roberts; photos by Linda Svendsen. Hardcover.

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  • A perfect book for the wine expert on my list!!! I have 2 such professed experts on my list and they are tough to buy for!!! Author Kevin Zraly, America's premier wine expert and teacher, takes the mystery out of choosing and e... A perfect book for the wine expert on my list!!! I have 2 such professed experts on my list and they are tough to buy for!!! Author Kevin Zraly, America's premier wine expert and teacher, takes the mystery out of choosing and enjoying wine, presenting a wealth of information that both novice and expert can learn about the best grapes, the winemaking process, tasting wine, and your wine preferences. He takes you on a country-by-country and region-by-region "best buy" ratings tour of the most recent vintages. You'll appreciate his light-hearted style, the glossary of wine terms, tips on stocking and serving wine at home, ordering wine in restaurants, and much more. Includes stunning photographs that illuminate the world of wine, from vineyards to wine production. This extraordinary, easy-to-use, well-designed course is completely updated with current wine labels, lists, and prices. Hardcover.

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  • I've got this book on my christmas shopping list for my son. He is the International thinker in the family. What a perfect Christmas present!! This extraordinary book takes readers on a remarkable journey to the world's most ex... I've got this book on my christmas shopping list for my son. He is the International thinker in the family. What a perfect Christmas present!! This extraordinary book takes readers on a remarkable journey to the world's most extraordinary and endangered locations. Since 1972, sites of natural, historic, and cultural significance have been designated as World Heritage sites by UNESCO. Although this designation offers some protection, these sites are still at risk today from both natural and man-made causes, such as earthquakes in Peru, civil strife in the Congo, and unsustainable tourism in Cambodia. Discover the dramatic stories behind 101 of the most remarkable and endangered sites from every corner of the world, including: The Great Wall of China; Serengeti; London; Machu Picchu; Petra; Angkor; Prague; Minaret of Jam; Kilimanjaro; Great Barrier Reef; and more. A portion of all proceeds from this book will go to support the conservation of World Heritage sites. By Alonzo C. Addison; hardcover.

  • This is my new favorite site! Become your own star. Create your own keepsake coffee table book or purchase someone elses talented workfrom the bookstore. Wonderful book ideas on this site. Choose from hardcover imagewraps, hard... This is my new favorite site! Become your own star. Create your own keepsake coffee table book or purchase someone elses talented workfrom the bookstore. Wonderful book ideas on this site. Choose from hardcover imagewraps, hardcover dustjackets, or softcovers at a reasonable price point. Take a peek!

  • This is an interesting book. I just watched a video by the author and it says a lot about the book, follow the link if interested. "Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us)" By Tom Vanderbilt

  • Most inspiring book on social media and web 2.0 that I've read. Concrete examples and real social impacts. I'm in the middle of it now and it's reminding me with every paragraph why I work in this industry. I keep finding myself u... Most inspiring book on social media and web 2.0 that I've read. Concrete examples and real social impacts. I'm in the middle of it now and it's reminding me with every paragraph why I work in this industry. I keep finding myself underlining entire pages!

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  • There are some days when the last place on earth you want to be is your desk. With this little hardcover, you might actually learn to appreciate how good you've got it.