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Encyclopedic Reference Work Cataloging all of the World’s 6,912 Known Living Languages

Ethnologue: “An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world’s 6,912 known living languages.” [This web edition of the Ethnologue contains all the content of the print edition and may be cited as: Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version:] Far from… Continue Reading

Recent Book Focuses on Language of the Media

As noted by Editor & Publisher, Richard Weiner’ recent book, The Skinny About Best Boys, Dollies, Green Rooms, Leads, and Other Media Lingo: The Language of the Media “is not only a media dictionary, but a history book as well, one that Weiner hopes will be as fascinating to lay readers as it is for… Continue Reading

New on

And you thought gadgets were only for the kitchen: The Return, by Brian Neale, Roger Skalbeck, Susan Skyzinski and Barbara Fullerton And you thought gadgets were only for the kitchen: The Future, by Brian Neale, Roger Skalbeck, Susan Skyzinski and Barbara Fullerton Writing Justice Blackmun, by Linda Greenhouse Statement of Meredith Fuchs, General Counsel, The… Continue Reading

Review of Book That Sparked Controversy on Domestic Spy Program

‘State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration,’ by James Risen – Spies and Spymasters, Review by Walter Isaacson. Continue Reading

Photojournalists Capture Hurricanes’ Impact in New Book

Editor & Publisher reviews a new book by a group of 20 Dallas News photojournalists and reporters that chronicles the devastating impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Eyes of the Storm: The Story in Pictures of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, by Dallas Morning News Related postings on the hurricanes Continue Reading

New on

Market Intelligence – The Power of Three, by Donna Cavallini Review of Annotated Refugee Convention: Fifty Years of North American Jurisprudence, by Elisa Mason Using EISIL to Research Private International Law, by Louise Tsang Revolutionizing Client Relations with CaseMap’s New ReportBooks, by Dennis Kennedy Garbage In, Garbage Out: Working Around Document Profiling to Improve Work… Continue Reading

New Biography of Justice Blackmun

From the New York Times, a review of the new book on Justice Harry A. Blackmun by Linda Greenhouse. Related references: Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun’s Supreme Court Journey Also by Linda Greenhouse, from the New York Times Magazine, April 15, 2005 , The Evolution of a Justice. beSpacific postings on the Blackmun Papers Continue Reading

Commentary on P2P Case Argues in Favor of Innovation

From the Chronicle of Higher Education, this commentary, available free: Hollywood Profits v. Technological Progress: “Commenting on a case that pits entertainment companies against peer-to-peer program developers, which is scheduled for argument in the Supreme Court next week, Doron Ben-Atar, a professor of history at Fordham University, writes that it is impossible to contain the… Continue Reading

Online Interview With Author of New Book on Surveillance Society

As a follow-up to my January 19 posting, Washington Post Examines Data Aggregator ChoicePoint, again from the Post, an online interview with Robert O’Harrow Jr., author of No Place to Hide: Behind the Scenes of Our Emerging Surveillance Society. Continue Reading

New Book on Weblogs and Libraries

Weblogs and Libraries, by Professor Laurel A. Clyde “This book discusses the topic of ‘weblogs and libraries’ from two main perspectives: weblogs as sources of information for libraries and librarians; and weblogs as tools that libraries can use to promote their services and to provide a means of communication with their clients. It begins with… Continue Reading