When she's not providing us with staff picks, Carole is the
editor of Technica, the newsletter of Powell's Technical Bookstore.
Technica is filled with book reviews, essays and the occasional
celebrity interview. Past issues featured Edward
(author of Time
Bomb 2000), radio personality David Lawrence, and Macintosh pioneer Brian
Thomas (creator of the acclaimed "If Monks Had Macs" CD-ROM).
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Little Imac Book by Robin
This book should be tucked inside the Imac's user's manual.
Easy Pieces by Richard
This is an introduction to physics for the non-physicist. This book is a compilation
of Feynman's lectures at the California Institute of Technology. Feynman's
charisma translates well into print.
Explanations by Edward
This beautiful book is chock-full of examples on how to visually present information.
Paintings, bookplates, maps, engravings, photographs...if you can think of
it, it's in here. Very scholarly, very good!
The Inside story of Intrigue, Egomania and Business Blunders by Jim
All the dirt you wanted to know about the Cult of Macintosh. Newly expanded
and revised for the paperback edition
Engineer is Human by Henry
An almost philosophical book about why some buildings fall down, and others
and Diaries (both actual & imaginary)
Rachel Papers by Martin
A wickedly funny read. Get inside the mind of a horny, keenly intelligent
and often miserable 19 year-old lad.
Moveable Feast by Ernest
Memories of 1920's Paris. Favorite quote: "The beer was very cold and wonderful
on Rye by Charles
Easily the most horrific book I've ever read. A slightly fictionalized account
of Bukowski's early memoirs.
Diaries by Jim
I cringed when the new edition came out with Leo DiCaprio's mug on the cover.
Oh well. This is a brilliant book anyway, based on Jim Carroll's teenage years
in 1960's New York City.
Entries by Jim
Sequel to the Basketball Diaries, Jim Carroll recounts his hipster
exploits and misadventures in the early 1970's.
Comix, Graphic Novels and Ephemera
Knipl, Real Estate Photographer by Ben
Great collection of poignant cartoon vignettes of another time.
Crumb Coffee Table Art Book by Robert
THE definitive book on Crumb's life's work. Not for those easily offended.
is Hell by Matt
A classic collection of Matt Groening's unlucky-in-love cartoons.
Tinies by Edward
A ghastly alphabet. You shouldn't read this to your kids, or you'll give them
nightmares for years. Malevolently charming.
A Survivor's Tale by Art
A harrowing masterpiece, based on conversations and taped interviews with
Spiegelman's father, an Auschwitz survivor.