Welcome to our new regular feature! We’ll be doing this every time I get bored of talking about actual books or ideas or any of that stuff. In essence, I’ll be going to bookkoob‘s page for new releases, and picking some highlights from the list of books coming out more or less today in the U.K.
For September 15th, we note the following releases:
A Thousand Plateaus
Gilles Deleuze & Felix Guattari
Second volume of memoirs from noted mountaineering team. Generally seen as less interesting than ‘A Thousand Ascents’.
Historical Dictionary of the French Revolution
Paul R. Hanson
Fanfic based on characters from A Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing, finally published after massive online petitioning. Circumstances surrounding its release more interesting than the book itself
Benign Diseases of the Vulva & Vagina 5e
Sebastian Faro, Raymond H. Kaufman and Dale Brown
It’s like Harry Potter for grown-ups.
Where Have All the Intellectuals Gone?
Clever conceit. Where’s Wally for post-graduates. Clue: on page 17, look in the window four stories above the body to see Althusser.
Lighthouses and Keepers
Dennis L. Noble
Guide to relationships. ‘Lighthouses’ are the kind of men who give off warning signals – steer clear ladies! ‘Keepers’ are keepers.
Haunted Places of Middlesex
The author was founded by Lord Mike in 1564. A spectral post-chaise can be seen there every full moon.
A History of the Peninsular War
Sir Charles Oman
Ian Fleming discovered Peninsular in 1924, and since then it has saved millions of lives. The medical establishment of the day, however, stubbornly refused to accept its value, and this book tells the inspiring story of how Peninsular came to replace bromide and leeches in our hospitals.
The Most Precious Thing
A dull book. Non-fiction title which spends 450 pages debating whether the ‘thing’ in question is a baby’s smile or a really big diamond. Many graphs. No conclusions are reached.
Mccracken’s Removable Partial Prosthodontics
Alan B. Carr; Glen P. McGivney; David T. Brown
Huckster goes round depression-era America selling quack flim-flam. Crippled child is miraculously cured, huckster becomes preacher – but has he really changed? Funny moments.
Advanced Image Processing Techniques For Remotely Sensed Hyperspectral Data
Pramod K. Varshney; Manoj K. Arora
Advanced Image Processing Techniques For Remotely Sensed Hyperspectral Data.