Friday, February 20, 2009

The Oddest Book Title of the Year

It's that time of year again: the shortlist for the Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title of the Year has been announced by This is always a fun list, and this year is no different:
  • Baboon Metaphysics by Dorothy L. Cheney and Robert M. Seyfarth (University of Chicago Press)
  • Curbside Consultation of the Colon by Brooks D. Cash (SLACK Incorporated)
  • The Large Sieve and its Applications by Emmanuel Kowalski (Cambridge University Press)
  • Strip and Knit with Style by Mark Hordyszynski (C&T)
  • Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring by Lietai Yang (Woodhead)
  • The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-milligram Containers of Fromage Frais by Professor Philip M. Parker (Icon Group International)
My vote goes to the last title (the one about 60 mg containers). I'm surprised to see Yang's Techniques for Corrosion Monitoring on the list because title seems perfectly normal to me for a technical book.

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