Books Carnival – October 7, 2007


Welcome to the October 7, 2007 edition of Books Carnival.

book reviews

Ian Welsh presents No, Greenspan Doesn’t Get To Rehabilitate His Reputation posted at The Agonist, saying, “So Alan Greenspan has released his new memoir, The Age of Turbulence. And it says nasty things about the Bush administration. Welcome to the club, Alan: the club of Bush enablers who write books once they aren’t in power, in a pathetic attempt to pretend they weren’t culpable in Bush’s mess.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Fox on Bush posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Jenny presents Review: Ironside posted at the so called me.

Jenny presents The 4 Books Battle – Battle One posted at the so called me.

GrrlScientist presents The Body Has a Mind of Its Own posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “by Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee, explores the fascinating concept of body maps; the relationship between mind, body and environment.”

mgopi presents Download FREE eBook: Wireless LANs – 2nd Edition posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This book provides the following benefits to readers: Ability to select the most effective wireless LAN type from a wide assortment of recent and emerging standards. Independent assessment of competing wireless LAN technologies. More efficient design and operational support of wireless LANs because of an understanding of wireless LAN protocol operations and frame structures. Definition of typical requirements and technology assessment parameters, providing a basis for evaluating wireless LANs. Vision of the future of wireless LANs. Real-world experiences through case studies and implementation tips located throughout the book. Quick overview of the features, pros, and cons of each of the wireless LAN standards located at the beginning of each chapter.”

GrrlScientist presents A Field Guide to Household Bugs: It’s a Jungle in Here posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “A review of the humorous book by Joshua Abarbanel and Jeff Swimmer, is a field guide to the microscopic jungle that exists in your home.”

Scott H presents Top Ten Most Popular Books in College posted at College and Finance, saying, “Top ten most popular books in college. Short reviews of each book listed.”

Alvaro Fernandez presents Best of the Brain from Scientific American posted at SharpBrains, saying, “Review of the book Best of the Brain from Scientific American, published by Dana Press”

Karel Vandenberghe presents Best Books on Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing posted at Open Innovators – Open innovation and crowdsourcing, saying, “The final list of 12 pioneering books about open innovation, crowdsourcing, and wikinomics.”


Linda Martin presents Writing Festival Friday #2 – Featuring Donna Alice Patton posted at Linda Jo Martin.

new book release

mgopi presents Download FREE eBook: Beginning Linux Programming, Third Edition posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “The book starts from the basics, explaining how to compile and run your first program. New to this edition are chapters on MySQL® access and administration; programming GNOME and KDE; and Linux standards for portable applications. Coverage of kernel programming, device drivers, CVS, grep, and GUI development environments has expanded. This book gives you practical knowledge for real world application.”

mgopi presents Download FREE eBook: Handbook of Civil Engineering Calculations posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “Handle every day-to-day calculation instantly and accurately. Now, a single authoritative reference offers you a surefire way to save time handling routine and non-routine calculations in the design, construction, rehab and maintenance of all types of structures. Edited by Tyler G. Hicks, Handbook of Civil Engineering Calculations explains and illustrates over 500 key calculations covering the entire field: structural steel engineering and design; reinforced and prestressed concrete; timber engineering; soil mechanics; surveying, route design, and highway bridges; fluid mechanics; pumps, piping, and hydro power;water supply and stormwater; sanitary wastewater treatment and control; and engineering economics.Using both customary and SI units, each calculation procedure includes a worked-out example with numbered steps. You see exactly how to compute the desired values for a particular design, and go quickly from data to finished design.”

mgopi presents Download FREE eBook: Network Management Fundamentals posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This book is for the business network professional or the network tech who has a goal of becoming a network management professional. According to his bio, Dr. Clemm “is a senior architect with Cisco…and has been involved with integrated management of networked systems and services since 1990″. While your personal goal may not be to achieve the same accomplishments, it probably is somewhere beyond pinging a router interface or making crossover cables for the rest of your life. If your goal is to climb the ladder (or if you are already on the climb and have discovered the need for additional support), this is the book you need to be reading.”

mgopi presents Qualitative Methods in Psychology- A Research Guide: Download FREE e-book now…! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This book is a collaborative production, based on the experiences of the co-authors in presenting a course over many years in Qualitative Methods to MSc students. All the team are members of staff of the Department of Psychology and Speech Pathology at the Manchester Metropolitan University, and have a wealth of experience in teaching and using qualitative methods. This is not an edited book; the authors have drafted particular chapters, but the team has collectively discussed, reworked and rewritten the text to produce a coherent review and guide to the area. This research guide is designed to be an introductory text to qualitative methods, intended for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. As well as furnishing an understanding of the assumptions underlying such research methods, the book is intended to present a practical guide as to how to carry out qualitative investigations, and in addition to provide the basis for a critical evaluation of these methods.”


Sheila Scarborough presents Literary travel with kids posted at Family Travel: See The World With Your Kids, saying, “Here are some ideas for literary travel for families; visiting the homes of famous American authors.”

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Mark A. Rayner presents Born in the Great Wal-Mart Stand (Excerpt from The Amadeus Net) posted at mark a. rayner …> news & reviews, saying, “If anyone would like to receive a copy of The Amadeus Net at cost, please send me an email and tell me you read about Bella on the Books Carnival.”

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