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The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread
The Bread Baker's Apprentice: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread
by Peter Reinhart
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 26.96
43 used & new from CDN$ 24.17

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the only bread baking book you'll ever need, Jan. 9 2004
A beautiful work of love explaining everything
about making bread you'll ever want to know and
then some more...:-)
Really improved the quality of my breads by
a few orders of magnitude. didn't even know
one could make bread that tastes like this
at home in a gas oven...
And I thought I loved making bread before having
learned all the things in this book...;-)

A Return to Cooking
A Return to Cooking
by Eric Ripert
Edition: Hardcover
10 used & new from CDN$ 18.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cooking and Cooksbooks as Art, Jan. 9 2004
This review is from: A Return to Cooking (Hardcover)
what can I say, this is simply the most beautiful
cookbook that I have ever come accross. What pictures
and paintings.
A real work of art and love. Almost to beautiful to want
to cook out of it and risk to splatter food on it.
Haven't tried any of the recipies yet, but can't wait and
will update this review as soon as I have tried a few of them.
But most of them look really surprisingly simple and
soooo delicious and very often surprising!!!!
A definite must have for any cooking lover

The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions
The Vegetable Gardener's Bible: Discover Ed's High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions
by Edward C. Smith
Edition: Paperback
26 used & new from CDN$ 0.54

5.0 out of 5 stars vegetable gardeners bible indeed!, May 16 2003
I started my own garden using the wide, deep, rised
bed technique described in this book and the yields were
really quite stunning. I used planks to rise my beds by
a feet.
Explains every step from designing/planning via building
and planting and taking care of your garden to harvesting
and readying for the winter.
Fabulous gardening book for the beginner and advanced
gardener. Full of wonderful tips and info about everything
vegetable garden.

Time
Time
by Andy Goldsworthy
Edition: Hardcover
11 used & new from CDN$ 32.80

5.0 out of 5 stars What a work of creative and artistic genius!, April 17 2003
This review is from: Time (Hardcover)
What a work of creative and artistic genius!
What to say about such an amazing work? For the first few times I
mainly absorbed the photos of his works, with only reading the
little captions and it wiped me off my feet. After a few rounds
of these I decided to read all of the writing in the book that
accompany the works he made and it totally blew me away. This
book has definitely altered something deep inside about the way
Ilook at nature, change, the seasons and time in general.
Time, as the title of the book suggests is the main topic of the
book and Andy Goldsworthy's art in general or at least his
approach and intention towards it. The body of work presented in
numerous photos and with corresponding writing in the form of a
journal covers the whole range Goldsworthy's work. For example
works made from stone, wood, leaves, snow, ice,...
As a result it gives an excellent overview and introduction of
his work and via the numerous writings a very deep, personal and
detailed insight into how he approaches different places, how he
reacts to change and works with the weather. The writing is on
par with his work. Very clear, direct, honest and poetic.
His insight into the concepts of time and change and seasons and
nature is truly breath taking. The introduction he wrote for the
book is a wonderful example illustrating this. Part of it can be
read by using the "Look inside the book" feature of Amazon.

Spending time with this book really cracks ones mind wide open
about time, change, nature and seasons and how to look at it and
perceive it.
And honestly I don't know what's more amazing. These amazing
and unbelievable pieces of art. Or the incredibly crisp and poetic
writing, deepening so much ones understanding of the works and
give insight into Goldsworthys view and approach and thoughts. Or
simply that out there somewhere a human being is walking this
earth with such an amazing understanding of time and nature and
able to transform this into amazing art an writing.
If the idea of Goldsworthys work is for him to work with time and
change and nature and to further his awareness of these concepts
and make sense of them in the most beautiful way then that is
exactly what this book excells marvelously at for the reader.

He: Understanding Masculine Psychology
He: Understanding Masculine Psychology
by Robert A Johnson
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 12.59
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3.0 out of 5 stars worthwile and short read, April 11 2003
A very pleasant and quite interesting little book analyzing the story of parsifal and the castle of the grail through the lens of male psychology.
Though it's treatment of the mythological story seems quite conscise it seems to fail to really bind this and it's psychological interpretations to any tangible real world experience of my male psyche. In a way it is to abstract, not tying things back to reality.
Thus it offered so far (finished it a few hours ago) no real insights or answers. How many questions and different ways to look at things and approaches to take as well as those experiences of catching your inner world tricking you it will induce will have to be seen.
All in all at 80 pages and it's small format a very pleasant and worthwile read.
A note about another reviewer's complaint about it being heavy on preachy christianism. I am normally quite allergic to christian preachyness in 'unrelated' books like these. And though I have noticed slight hints thereof, it is by no way as bad as the reviewer makes it look like.

Invisible Partners: How the Male and Female in each of us Affects our Relationships
Invisible Partners: How the Male and Female in each of us Affects our Relationships
by John Sanford
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 11.51
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4.0 out of 5 stars short, easy and interesting read, April 9 2003
This book was a really interesting and thought provoking first contact with the Jungian concepts of projection, anima and animus and the roles (positive and negative) they play in intimate, heterosexual relationships.
It was a really wonderful read with lots of good and easy explanations (theoretical and practical) of the concepts and it's manifestations. And a wonderful outline of a positive and workable approach to dealing with projections and what their purpose is (in a nutshell, first to break through the barrier that exists between to people and secondly and more often than not just a way of your unconscious to tell you what you have to work on with yourself {if you have strong bigger-than-life-women projections --> get in touch with your inner female/emotions. If you have bigger-than-life-men projections --> get in touch with your inner man/creativity/strive; if you have are heavily attracted to artistic partners it might be that your own artistic potential needs to be worked out).
On the more negative side:
It seemed to treat the male/anima side of the whole equation a lot more indepth than the female/animus part. And there is hardly anything about people who don't match their own gender archetype much or to be more concrete match their opposite gender archetype more than their own. Which might be a result of it being a bit dated by now and it's shortness of only 120 pages.
I as well enjoyed the treatment of at the time rather current discussions about if men and women both have anima and animus. Or if their occurence is gendered.
All in all an excellent introduction though!

Invisible Partners: How the Male and Female in each of us Affects our Relationships
Invisible Partners: How the Male and Female in each of us Affects our Relationships
by John Sanford
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 11.51
66 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

4.0 out of 5 stars short, easy and interesting read, April 8 2003
This book was a really interesting and thought provoking first contact with the Jungian concepts of projection, anima and animus and the roles (positive and negative) they play in intimate, heterosexual relationships.
It was a really wonderful read with lots of good and easy explanations (theoretical and practical) of the concepts and it's manifestations. And a wonderful outline of a positive and workable approach to dealing with projections and what their purpose is (in a nutshell, first to break through the barrier that exists between to people and secondly and more often than not just a way of your unconscious to tell you what you have to work on with yourself {if you have strong bigger-than-life-women projections --> get in touch with your inner female/emotions. If you have bigger-than-life-men projections --> get in touch with your inner man/creativity/strive; if you have are heavily attracted to artistic partners it might be that your own artistic potential needs to be worked out).
On the more negative side:
It seemed to treat the male/anima side of the whole equation a lot more indepth than the female/animus part. And there is hardly anything about people who don't match their own gender archetype much or to be more concrete match their opposite gender archetype more than their own. Which might be a result of it being a bit dated by now and it's shortness of only 120 pages.
I as well enjoyed the treatment of at the time rather current discussions about if men and women both have anima and animus. Or if their occurence is gendered.
All in all an excellent introduction though!

Letters To A Young Poet
Letters To A Young Poet
by Rainer Maria Rilke
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 10.79
37 used & new from CDN$ 2.64

5.0 out of 5 stars timeless wisdom, April 6 2003
Ten letters Rilke wrote to an aspiring poet asking
for his help with becoming a poet.
Surprisingly for the reader and probably as well for
the recipient of said letters, Rilke doesn't go into
the poetry aspect at all, but clearly refuses to do
so right in the first letter.
Instead he treats the questions of what it means to
work on becoming a fully developped human being.
Giving timeless advice full of wisdom about solitude,
troubles, sorrows, love, human interaction and being
part of a society in which one doesn't seem to really fit
in.
Wonderful advice, very often in the form of further questions
that Rilke seemed to have sent back in order to encourage
the recipient to go further in his quest of finding what
everything means (to him) and who one is.
Wonderfully poetic advise to be shared and read and reread

Basta!: Land and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas
Basta!: Land and the Zapatista Rebellion in Chiapas
by George A. Collier
Edition: Paperback
24 used & new from CDN$ 0.01

5.0 out of 5 stars different but very interesting angle on the zapatistas, Feb. 14 2003
The book has a very different focus on the Zapatista movement
than most others out there. It doesn't look at it from a present
time point of view and what do the Zapatistas mean, what do they
want, how do they work....
It looks simply at the history of the indigenous people of Chiapas
and their relationship with the mexican governement and tries to
make sense and explain why it is that the zapatista rebellion happened in Chiapas.
Very interesting and well written

Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America
Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America
by Ward Churchill
Edition: Paperback
23 used & new from CDN$ 1.31

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars lousily argumented book, but not without value..., Jan. 24 2003
I think the only thing this book succeeds at is
at criticising leftist activism in north
america of the last decades. Makes some good
points about it's weaknesses. But as a criticism
of non-violence in general or as an advocacy of
violent or armed struggle it utterly fails.
Lousily argumented throughout.
The author doesn't even seem to have understood
that non-violence isn't equal to passivity.
Am still looking forward to read From a native son
though. Hope it holds more water than this one.

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