Oh my - if only it was holiday time - I could slouch about and read them all - one after the other. Alas I will have to wait a few weeks. I love this one called yilpinji . It is full of Aboriginal stories and art about love.
Now I have to admit I am not much of a gardener and frankly the only reason I would buy a gardening book would be if it had "gin" in the title. Or came with a bottle of Gin. Or Tequila.
This week at Uni we had the good fortune to have a squizz at an amazing fossil replica.
It was really beautiful and the technology that was developed to capture it is also quite remarkable. One of the books I found today is about Fossil Invertebrates and has lots of cool pics like this one :
I also found this amazing book on piercing and body decoration. The photos are awesome and catalogue piercing as ornamentation along geo-cultural lines as well as contrasting contemporary piercing with traditional piercings. Check out these pics:
A Masai woman from Kenya with massively stretched piercings.
This bloke has 137 body and facial piercings - can you imagine the racket when he goes through the detector thingy at the airport?!
I still have trouble sleeping on the side that has a stud piercing in my upper ear - I can't imagine trying to find a comfy spot with all of these. I think on Festive occasions it would be very tempting to weave all those loops with colourful ribbons though ...
What an amazing assortment of books huh? So now I feel less begrudging about having had to make the journey. My toe is still sore though - damn Ramboesque Pensioners!