Books

  • Estate agents’ photos

    …Here’s a book that hasn’t yet been published, but the examples look promising: Terrible Estate Agent Photos by Andy Donaldson. Some nice captions too: ‘After days of waiting this agent’s patience is finally rewarded. Weak with thirst, a pair of wild mattresses appear at the watering hole.’ I wouldn’t have seen they were mattresses on a quick look. There is also a blog called Terrible real estate agent photographs . It is apparently the predecessor of the book.…

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  • Books for translators

    …The Danish study I discussed in the last post mentioned one book written by translators: Found in Translation. How Language Shapes our Lives and Transforms the World (Kelly & Zetzsche 2012). The purpose of that book is to inform non-translators about the importance of translation and interpreting. A book I have mentioned (with extracts…

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  • Translator stars and heroes: a Danish study of translators’ weblogs

    …). It does tend to irritate me that there are certain people and books that one feels a certain community of translators regards as sacrosanct so that criticism of them would appear petty and peevish. I’m not sure how far this kind of thing originates in American blogs – but not all the blogs in the sample are U.S. ones. And then there are those blogs…

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  • Abnormal Use Reviews My Book; Crayons Involved Again

    … is the review's focus on the laws of the Carolinas, where their firm (Gallivan, White & Boyd) is located and which provided lots of material for the book. North Carolina's rattlesnake-milking tax was actually considered for the title spot, but we went with the Sasquatch ordinance instead. I suppose it would have been even harder to come up…

    Lowering the Bar
  • Legislature Debates Which Holy Bible Should Be Its Official State Book

    … The Times-Picayune reports (thanks, Brad) that a committee voted 8-5 to approve HB 503 on Thursday, so it will now be considered by the full Louisiana House. The vote came after a debate in which legislators grappled with difficult questions, in particular this one: which Holy Bible should become the official state book of Louisiana…

    Lowering the Bar
  • Axes, Giant and Otherwise

    … Randall Munroe's "what if?" project is going to be a zillion-selling book in September and as you probably know, his xkcd webcomic is all kinds of awesome. So it was very cool to see Lowering the Bar show up in today's "what if?" post. His what if? question today derives from a nursery rhyme that starts "If all the seas were one sea, what…

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  • Congratulations to the Contest Winners

    … the other 1294 had at least some interest in potentially buying the book if they did not win a free copy, but live and learn (those who live, learn, that is). The book will be on its way to the survivors this week. Thanks again!           Related Stories Sign Up to Win a Free Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance (Ends Tomorrow) Dear Falkland Islanders Who Want to Buy My Book Win a Copy of The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance   …

    Lowering the Bar
  • Yet another book I haven't read

    …Dietrich Busse's Recht als Text first came out in 1992. It looks like a heavy linguistics text. From Words to Deeds describes the book as a classic on German legal linguistics and links to a video describing its value. The video shows Professor Anne Lise Kjær describing the book - in Danish, fortunately with English subtitles. For Professor Kjaer…

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  • Books I have not read/Ungelesene Bücher

    …In a variation of the popular bloggers' posts 'Books I read in 2013', 'Books I read in December' and so on, here are some books I haven't read. First of all, I was in Hammicks law bookshop yesterday because it was still open till 7 pm when I happened to pass it. I didn't buy Catherine Barnard's tome on EU Employment Law although it looked like…

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  • John Flood: What Do Lawyers Do?

    …John Flood has published a revised version of his book on a Chicago law firm, called Tischmann and Weinstock for the purposes of the book: What Do Lawyers Do? An ethnography of a corporate law firm. You can get the Kindle version, and the paper versions are due shortly. John Flood has a website and a weblog called John Flood's Random Academic…

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  • Acolada electronic dictionaries/Acolada elektronische Wörterbücher

    …Just a reminded of Acolada's website (German or English - click on flag at right). They have a large number of electronic Unilex dictionaries which run together under one interface. One dictionary I have as a book but not electronically is Wörterbuch Immobilienrecht (DE>EN and EN>DE). Das Wörterbuch der Immobilienwirtschaft umfasst…

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  • Pişmaniye - Keten helva

    … is the author of a Turkish cookery book, an encyclopedic dictionary of Ottoman cuisine and a transcription of an Ottoman cookery book as well as many articles on food history. She is also editor of A King's Confectioner in the Orient and an eighteenth-century Turkish dictionary of Persian culinary terms. The book appeared in Turkish first. She calls…

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  • The Art of Procrastination

    …The Art of Procrastination, by John Perry I can't remember who recommended this - I see it was on Lifehacker last week, but I didn't see it then - anyway, it is a very amusing read. Here is a quote from the Structured Procrastination website: Procrastinators seldom do absolutely nothing; they do marginally useful things, like gardening…

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  • Olympics book/Olympia Handbuch

    … The Olympic Games are ending today, but I was well prepared with this book I got at the Grafflmarkt, in which someone has entered all the winners in Munich in 1972. The author was Heribert Lechner and it's full of diagrams and photos. I think some of the sports have changed since then though. …

    12 readers - Transblawg
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