Favorite Books – 4

Jimmy Buffet, A Pirate Looks at Fifty, auth Jimmy Buffet, pub Random House, NY, first ed 1998.

Travels With Casey, auth Denizet Lewis, pub Simon and Schuster, NY, ed 2014

Ruined by Excess, Perfected by Lack, auth Richard Patton, pub Nottingham Univ. Press, 2011

Backpacking, One Step at a Time, auth Harvey Manning, pub Vintage Books, NY, edition 1985

Weather for the Mariner, auth Rear Admiral William Kotsch, pub Naval Institute Press, 1983

Understanding Weather Fax, auth Mike Harris, pub Sheridan House, NY, 2005

Meteorology Today, an Introduction to Weather, Climate, and the Environment, auth C. Donald Ahrens, pub Brooks/Cole, 2000

Hand Book Binding, A manual of Instruction, auth Aldren A. Watson, pub Dover Publications, NY 1986

The Intellectual Devotional, auth David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim, pub Rodale, Inc, 2006

1EF Lens Work III, The Eyes of EOS, auth Canon, pub Canon Inc Lens Products Group, 2003

Working with Tile, auth Jim Barrett, pub Creative Homeowner Press, NY, Ed 1984

Shelves And Cabinets, auth Editors of Time/Life Books, pub Time/Life Books

A Field Guide to American Antique Furniture, auth Joseph T. Butler, Illustrated by Ray Skibinski, pub Facts On File, Inc, 1985

Odd Hours, auth Dean Koontz, pub Bantam Books, NY, 2008

NC 12, Gateway to the Outer Banks, auth Dawson Carr, pub University of North Carolina Press, 2016

2Understanding Wood Finishing, auth Bob Flexner, pub Reader’s Digest, 2005

3Encyclopedia of Knots and Ropework, auth Geoffrey Budworth, pub Barnes and Noble, 2002

In Defense of Food, auth Micheal Pollan, pub Penguin Books, NY, 2008

Food Politics, auth Marion Nestle, pub University of California Press, 2003

Building Cabinets, Bookcases, and Shelves, auth Editors of Popular Woodworking, pub Popular Woodworking Books

Complete Book of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques, auth Editors of Popular Woodworking, pub Popular Woodworking Books


1In spite of this book being about Canon lenses, it is an excellent resource for lens construction and specification just in general terms.  236 pgs, Gorgeous photography.

2 This is THE book to read in order to understand finishes. Shellac, varnish, oils, paints, you name it – this book will make you feel that you master the lexicon of finishes in the world (at least up to 2005 technology). It’s a MUST READ for wood refinishers IMO – at least newer ones …

3 This isn’t something you “read”, of course, at least not sequentially, but it can consume a lot of your time if you are into such things …