Interesting New Books: April 2010

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Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology


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Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Ed. Kenneth N. Timmis. Vol. 1-5. Berlin/Heidelberg. Springer-Verlag, 2010. ISBN 978-3-540-77584-3

  • Vol. 1: Hydrocarbons, Oils and Lipids: Diversity, Properties and Formations
  • Vol. 2: Microbial Utilization of Hydrocarbons, Oils and Lipids
  • Vol. 3: Microbes and Communities Utilizing Hydrocarbons, Oils and Lipids
  • Vol. 4: Consequences of Microbial Interactions with Hydrocarbons, Oils and Lipids
  • Vol. 5: Experimental Protocols and Appendices

"As far as we are aware, this Handbook breaks new ground in attempting to deal generically with microbial interactions with major hydrophobic organics in the biosphere, that is, with the fundamental problem of hydrophobicity for water-based cellular systems, and in exploring generically the wide range of consequences for wo(mankind) of such interactions." From Preface

   

Migraine Art: The Migraine Experience from Within


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Klaus Podoll, Derek Robinson. Migraine Art: The Migraine Experience from Within. Berkeley, North Atlantic Books, 2008. ISBN 978-1-55643-672-7

"First, Migraine Art is, literally, a beautiful book, filled with both fascinating and gorgeous by migraine artists – adults and children, celebrated and obscure. Klaus Podoll and Derek Robinson provide a comprehensive overview of their subject, the symptoms and mechanisms of migraine as translated into «outsider» art by migraine sufferers. But they do something else too; something humane and profound: they show us in remarkable detail how people respond to pain with creativity, and tell us much, too, about the unexplored bonds between science and the humanities, between the hard facts of our bodies, and the labor of our imaginations."
- Andrew Levy, author of A Brain Wider than a Sky: A Migraine Diary

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Max Tau: Baumeister einer brüderlichen Welt


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Max Tau: Baumeister einer brüderlichen Welt. Dokumente einer Ehrung. Frankfurt. Bauhütten-Verlag, 1966

„[…] Daß der erste Literaturpreis, den wir vergeben, durch das hierzu bestellte Kuratorium Herrn Dr. Max Tau zuerkannt worden ist, erfüllt uns mit großer Freude; denn in seinem Leben und Werk kommen im besonderen Maße diejenigen Ideale zum Ausdruck, denen sich auch die Freimaurerei verpflichtet hat: Menschheit, Duldsamkeit und Freiheit.“
Aus der Rede von Dr. Hans Gemünd, Köln

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Laughing with God: humor, culture and transformation


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Gerald A. Arbuckle. Laughing with God: humor, culture and transformation. Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota, 2008. ISBN 978-0-8146-52251

"With Arbuckle, readers will enter many rich biblical stories and come away laughing, not laughter as in response to a joke or comedy, but a profound laughter of the heart. Readers will discover divine humor in the parables of Jesus and even in his suffering and death, the ultimate paradox for Christians. In addition to uncovering and recovering humor in Scripture, Arbuckle’s work is a treasure trove of modern examples of humor – from literature, movies, and television – that surprisingly can be a means of transforming cultures to better reflect the kingdom of God."

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Adolf Wölfli: draftsman, writer, poet, composer


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Adolf Wölfli : draftsman, writer, poet, composer. Ed. By Elka Spoerri. Cornell University Press. Ithaka/London, 1997. ISBN 0-8014-3403-3

"The authors approach the phenomenon Wölfli from a variety of perspectives that delineate and clarify the structure of the artist’s work and assess its connections to modern art. The chronology and composition of his work are presented in the context of art history. Text analyses bring new understanding to his writing . His cosmic experiences and the elaboration of his number systems are seen in relation to philosophical concepts."

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vSphere 4.0: Quick Start Guide


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Bernie Baker, Thomas Bryant, Duncan Epping & al. vSphere 4.0: Quick Start Guide. Shortcuts down the path of Virtualization. Couture Ink, 2009. ISBN 1-4392- 63450

vSphere 4.0 Quick Start Guide continues from an idea started several years ago by a few engineers. The idea was simple, provide an easy to use reference guide for all level administrators, consultants and architects.

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