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Sunday, November 19, 2006

I Beg to Differ

I Beg to Differ

Okay, I know there's an element of sales and hucksterism goin' on here, but, as reference librarian - and even just a reasonably well-informed member of our society - I have to regard these:

as among the biggest loads of horse manure I've ever seen in my life.

Here are some of than many other reference books published in '06 that I think most people would regard as more important:

Encyclopedia of Asian Theatre
Icons of Horror and the Supernatural [Two Volumes]: An Encyclopedia of OurWorst Nightmares
American Medical Association Concise Medical Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of American Race Riots
Encyclopedia of Children's Sewing Collectibles
Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
Concise Encyclopedia of Investing
Encyclopedia of Antislavery and Abolition: Greenwood Milestones in AfricanAmerican History
The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology
Encyclopedia of Pain
Encyclopedia of American Folklore
Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion Set
Encyclopedia Judaica
Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns
Encyclopedia of Children, Adolescents, and the Media
First Dinosaur Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia of Singapore
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Encyclopedia of the Solar System
Encyclopedia of Juvenile Violence
Encyclopedia of Religious Revivals in America
Encyclopedia of North Carolina
The Encyclopedia of Sauces, Pickles and Preserves

There are a whole lot of people around who need to remove their heads from their rigs and butts and tiny little circles and discover the realities of the bigger world real people are living in.