P. Salus

Peter H. Salus in Copenhagen
Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,379
Helpful votes received on reviews: 57% (36 of 63)
Location: Toronto, Canada
In My Own Words:
Peter H. Salus is the author of A Quarter Century of UNIX and Casting the Net, and is Editor in Chief of The Handbook of Programming Languages. Peter conducts The Bookworm in ;login: and Penguin's Progress in Linux Journal.


Top Reviewer Ranking: 3,379 - Total Helpful Votes: 36 of 63
George Bernard Shaw's Collected Works by George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw's Collected Works by George Bernard Shaw
3.0 out of 5 stars Sparse collection, May 31 2014
What's here is fine. Four of Shaw's five novels. What happened to "Immaturity"? About ten times as much of Shaw is not here. No plays. No politics. No musical nor dramatic criticism. Collected fiddlesticks!
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
Funny. Tragic. Heartwarming. Horrifying. Hilarious. Familiar. Seductive. Repellent.

You've experienced it; you're appalled by it; you're engrossed by it.

Laugh and cry and sigh and laugh.

Brava, Roz!
The Fire Ants by Walter R. Tschinkel
The Fire Ants by Walter R. Tschinkel
5.0 out of 5 stars Hurrah for Tschinkel, May 19 2014
This book told me more about Fire Ants than I wanted to know. Tschinkel is a witty, occasionally sarcastic writer. I wish I had read this 30+ years ago, when I lived in Florida. But the first 100 or so pages are a brilliant condemnation of the USDA, the big chemical companies, and a variety of other officials. The sections on biology and sociology are excellent, but less compelling. Put this book right next to your copy of Holldobler and Wilson.

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