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Requested Books

Books I've requested be purchased by the Vancouver Public Library.

Book requested When requested Why requested Is it in the library?
Close to the Machine: Technophilia and its Discontents by Ellen Ullman I forget when Robin Sloan's review Available!
Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology by Peter Lucas, Joe Ballay, Mickey McManus Sept. 26, 2012 Containerization (book trailer) Available!
Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas by Seymour A. Papert Sept. 26, 2012 Learnable Programming Available!
Mapping With Drupal: Navigating Complexities to Create Beautiful and Engaging Maps by Alan Palazzolo, Thomas Turnbull September 29, 2012 Mentioned it at a Drupal meetup. Available!
Animal Behavior by Aubrey Manning, Marian Stamp Dawkins November 29, 2012 Mentioned on The Listserve Available!
Authentic™: The Politics of Ambivalence in a Brand Culture by Sarah Banet-Weiser December 13, 2012 Reviewed by Paul Ford. Available!
Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time by Natalia Ilyin January 17, 2013 Joe Clark recommends it. Also: his category on the book. Available!
Don't Go Back to School by Kio Stark    April 3rd, 2013Had been following the book on the author's website.Not yet.
The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball by Tom Tango, Mitchel Lichtman, Andrew DolphinApril 17th, 2013Tweet by @dlbno looking for it in Vancouver, couldn't find it.On order. 
The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network by Katherine LosseOctober 6, 2013This is the book selected for the 24-Hour Book Club of October 20th, 2013.Available!
Node.js in Action by Mike Cantelon, Marc Harter, TJ Holowaychuk and Nathan RajlichOctober 16, 2013    Found out about it from a retweet by @sprice.Available!
Railway Rock Gangs by Gary SimOctober 19, 2013.Found out about it from a blog post on TransLinked.Available! (but they had ordered it anyway).
The Mental ABC's of Pitching by H.A. DorfmanDecember 10, 2013    Mentioned in an article about Roy Halladay's retirement.Available!
Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos by Danny Gallagher and Bill YoungFebruary 21, 2014Book review at Cooperstowners in Canada.Available!
The Hotel Eden Stories by Ron CarlsonMay 27, 2014This is the book selected for the 24-Hour Book Club of June 7th, 2014.Not yet.
NDP Country by Jennifer WoodroffNovember 18, 2014Came across the @ndpcountry Twitter handle somehow, clicked through and found her book on an BC provincial by-election.Available!
Deadline by Stephen MaherDecember 1, 2014Mostly heard about Stephen Maher through Twitter and found out he wrote a political thriller set in Canada.Not yet.
The Tecumsehs of the International Association: Canada’s First Major League Baseball Champions by Brian Martin    February 12th, 2015Found out about it from Cooperstown in Canada's review.Available!
Foul ball!: Five years in the American League by Alison GordonFebruary 13th, 2015Mentioned in Gordon's obituary in the Toronto Star.Not yet.
In Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball by Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. LevittFebruary 26th, 2015Found out about it through the Pacific Northwest chapter of SABR's blog.Available!
The New World by Chris Adrian, Russell Quinn and Eli HorowitzMay 6th, 2015Eli Horowitz and Russell Quinn are the authors of The Silent History.Available!
Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann FriedmanJuly 14th, 2020Based on the book excerpt.Not yet.