Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Best Books of 2006 (Humor)

Dr. Jim West recently blogged on his choice of the "best book of 2006" (click here). This has inspired me to list my nominees for this honor. (Jim, you are an inspiration you know!) Take a look at my "picks" below, and leave a comment about which of the following should take top prize:

First Compendious Near Eastern Grammar

First Compendious Near Eastern Grammar
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Edited by A.P. Ril
Winged Bull Press, 2006
12000 pp. in 12 volumes with CD-ROM and numerous charts
Cloth, 18 x 24
Your Price: $14,650.00

The second pick is particularly exciting, because it lays out the complete grammar of a purely hypothetical language: proto-Semitic.

A Proto-Semitic Grammar and Textbook

A Proto-Semitic Grammar and Textbook
Supplements to First Compendious Near Eastern Grammar
by H.J. Shem
Edited by A.P. Ril
Winged Bull Press, 2006
300 pages + CD-ROM, English
Cloth
List Price: $900.00
Your Price: $720.00

And this third pick definitely makes my short list, because it contains complete descriptions of both "known and unknown" ancient Assyrian monuments. It is an especially scholarly treatment, partially written in German and Pig-Latin:


Monuments of Ancient Assyria

Monuments of Ancient Assyria
A complete collection

by Karen Oh
Winged Bull Press, Forthcoming, 2006
1500 pages + CD-ROM, numerous illustrations, English, German, and Pig-Latin
Cloth
Your Price: $12,000.00

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Blogger jps said...

Thank you for nominating some of our favorite books. We are flattered and don't know how to thank you.

James

Tue Dec 12, 10:09:00 AM GMT-5  

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