Category Archives: nonfiction

Perhaps the best subtitle for Plane Crash is the science of Aviation Disasters. Because unlike most books on the subject, this one is highly technical. To his credit, the author does attempt to explain all the mathematical formulae and phsyics … Continue reading

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Atkins Eat Right, Not Less by Colette Heimowitz

Atkins’ Nutritional’s Colette Heimowitz has updated their diet regime to put more of an emphasis on hidden sugar avoidance to combine with the ‘low card’ regime that made Dr. Atkins famous. The book is beautifully laid out – from full … Continue reading

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Decorative Sketches by Rene Binet

Decorative Sketches republishes a 1902 collection of 60 plates from Esquisses Decoratives, a French publication, on the designs of Rene Binet. The forward has been translated from the original French and is nearly inscrutable (and surprisingly risible) in its fin … Continue reading

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The Northern Gardener by Mary Lahr Schier

Published by the Minnesota Historical Society, The Northern Gardener is part home garden guide and part Minnesota history. The book is beautifully laid out and interspersed with diagrams, drawings, photographs, and other illustrative examples to accompany the text. The book … Continue reading

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Inside The Star Wars Empire by Bill Kimberlin

Kimberlin is a Northern California native with a love of movie making and a career that included indie films and a long-standing editor position at ILM. This memoir is a very personal series of recollections and vignettes of what he … Continue reading

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Stay Fit For Life by Joshua Kozak

This is another DK books entry and it is just as fantastic as everything they publish. Ingeniously presented to make exercise fun, friendly, and easy to do – with full photographs that beautiful illustrate workouts and routines. More than just … Continue reading

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A Teen’s Guide To Getting Stuff Done by Jennifer Shannon

Jennifer Shannon has written a friendly but informative book in a voice nicely suited to teens. I chose this for my 14 year old to help her develop better study habits and I’ve included her review as well. The book … Continue reading

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