- Hardcover: 159 pages
- Publisher: Crown Publishers, Inc.; 1st edition (December 12, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0517540177
- ISBN-13: 978-0517540176
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 5 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,419 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The format is easy to use, with a paragraph or two of commentary followed by the list of recommended books. Items are cross-referenced and annotated with symbols that denote works that are considered standard, seminal, a pleasure to read, difficult, recommended for beginners to the subject, containing a good bibliography, containing good illustratioins, etc. There is a LOT of information packed in this slim volume, and while it will not be useful as a guide to popular fiction (since it was last published in 1988), it will be a magnificanet guide to the following subject areas:
Art and Design
Diaries and Letters
Fiction (Crime, Novels, Science Fiction and Short Stories)
Food and Drink
Geography and the Environment
History (American; Ancient; Asian, African and Middle Eastern; Latin American; World)
Home and Garden
Mathematics, Science and Technology
Medicine and Psychiatry
Occult and Paranormal
Sex and Love
Travel and Exploration
The book concludes with an author index. Superb reference.