Consuming too much information can make you fat, clueless & dead – The Information Diet – #bookreview

The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption By Clay A. Johnson (O’Reilly, hardback, list price $22.99; Kindle edition, list price $19.99) In this controversial new book from O’Reilly Media, veteran software developer, open source guru and political advocate Clay A. Johnson makes the forceful argument that our current mania for consuming information is killing … Continue reading Consuming too much information can make you fat, clueless & dead – The Information Diet – #bookreview

Cool Tools in the Kitchen – #cooking #kitchen #bookreview

Cool Tools in the Kitchen By Kevin Kelly and Steven Leckart (O’Reilly Media, available in EPUB format only, $2.99) In most kitchens, “cool tools” can be anything from an apple slicer to a dough scraper to a cook book. Cool Tools in the Kitchen focuses on a nice array of kitchen accessories that have been … Continue reading Cool Tools in the Kitchen – #cooking #kitchen #bookreview

Big presentation due? There’s a book for that – slide:ology #bookreview

slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations By Nancy Duarte (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $34.99; Kindle edition, list price $27.99) Bet you were hoping I was about to say: “Big presentation due? There’s an app for that!” There probably is, or will be soon. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just phone in your … Continue reading Big presentation due? There’s a book for that – slide:ology #bookreview

PDF Explained – A lot more happens than meets the eye – #programming #bookreview

PDF Explained By John Whitington (O’Reilly, paperback, list price $19.99; Kindle edition, list price $9.99) For many of us, a PDF is a PDF. And a file is just a file. As data goes by. We give little thought to what actually happens when we download and read — or use word processing software to produce … Continue reading PDF Explained – A lot more happens than meets the eye – #programming #bookreview

To the edge of the cosmos & beyond: The Manga Guide to the Universe – #bookreview

The Manga Guide to the Universe By Kenji Ishikawa, Kiyoshi Kawabata, and Verte Corp. (No Starch Press, paperback, list price $19.95) There was a time long ago, in a decade far, far away, when I really wanted to be an astronomer. It was a time, pre-Sputnik, when some astronomers still thought there might be beings … Continue reading To the edge of the cosmos & beyond: The Manga Guide to the Universe – #bookreview

A best-seller for your thoughts: Thinking, Fast and Slow – #bookreview

Thinking, Fast and Slow By Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, hardback, list price $30.00; Kindle edition, list price $12.99) Some of us do, but most of us don’t, have an attention shortage. We know how to pay attention. Indeed, these days, we try to pay attention to too many things at once. For example: … Continue reading A best-seller for your thoughts: Thinking, Fast and Slow – #bookreview

The New Rules of Marketing & PR – More how-to from David Meerman Scott – #bookreview

The New Rules of Marketing & PR (3rd Edition) How to Use Social Media, Online Video, Mobile Applications, Blogs, News Releases & Viral Marketing to Reach Buyers Directly By David Meerman Scott (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., paperback, list price $19.95; Kindle edition, list price $19.95) More than a quarter million copies of this book … Continue reading The New Rules of Marketing & PR – More how-to from David Meerman Scott – #bookreview

Looking anew at the intense feud between leaders of the Texas Republic’s Navy & Army – #bookreview

To the People of Texas An Appeal: In Vindication of His Conduct of the Navy By Commodore Edwin W. Moore, T.N., edited with an introduction by Jonathan W. Jordan (DeGolyer Library, hardback, list price $60.00 plus applicable sales tax and $5.00 shipping) A friend who knows that I enjoy naval histories recently sent me a copy of this … Continue reading Looking anew at the intense feud between leaders of the Texas Republic’s Navy & Army – #bookreview

An omnibus of 3 novels from ‘the greatest Western writer of all time’ – #bookreview

Long Way to Texas: Three Novels By Elmer Kelton (Forge, hardback, list price $25.99) Elmer Kelton, author of more than 50 books, primarily Western novels, died in 2009. But his works live on in popular collections and reprints. This new omnibus from Forge gathers together three “rare” Kelton Westerns: Long Way to Texas, Joe Pepper, … Continue reading An omnibus of 3 novels from ‘the greatest Western writer of all time’ – #bookreview

The Life of Hon. William F. Cody, Known as Buffalo Bill – #bookreview

The Life of Hon. William F. Cody, Known as Buffalo Bill By William F. Cody, edited and with an introduction by Frank Christianson (University of Nebraska Press, paperback, list price $27.95) “Buffalo Bill” Cody was one hell of a frontiersman and self-promoter, at a time when Americans were hungry for Wild West heroes. William F. Cody … Continue reading The Life of Hon. William F. Cody, Known as Buffalo Bill – #bookreview