• Yet another book I haven't read

    Dietrich Busse's Recht als Text first came out in 1992. It looks like a heavy linguistics text. From Words to Deeds describes the book as a classic on German legal linguistics and links to a video describing its value. The video shows Professor Anne Lise Kjær describing the book - in Danish, fo...

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  • Abnormal Use Reviews My Book; Crayons Involved Again

    Thanks to Jim Dedman and the others at the award-winning products-liability blog Abnormal Use for reviewing The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance, with a special thanks to Batten Farrar for his expert rendition of the cover. This is the second time crayons have been used to recreate it, and that se...

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  • Abnormal Use Reviews My Book; Crayons Involved Again

    … is the review's focus on the laws of the Carolinas, where their firm (Gallivan, White & Boyd) is located and which provided lots of material for the book. North Carolina's rattlesnake-milking tax was actually considered for the title spot, but we went with the Sasquatch ordinance instead. I suppose it would have been even harder to come up…

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  • Legislature Debates Which Holy Bible Should Be Its Official State Book

    … The Times-Picayune reports (thanks, Brad) that a committee voted 8-5 to approve HB 503 on Thursday, so it will now be considered by the full Louisiana House. The vote came after a debate in which legislators grappled with difficult questions, in particular this one: which Holy Bible should become the official state book of Louisiana…

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  • Axes, Giant and Otherwise

    … Randall Munroe's "what if?" project is going to be a zillion-selling book in September and as you probably know, his xkcd webcomic is all kinds of awesome. So it was very cool to see Lowering the Bar show up in today's "what if?" post. His what if? question today derives from a nursery rhyme that starts "If all the seas were one sea, what…

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  • Congratulations to the Contest Winners

    … the other 1294 had at least some interest in potentially buying the book if they did not win a free copy, but live and learn (those who live, learn, that is). The book will be on its way to the survivors this week. Thanks again!           Related Stories Sign Up to Win a Free Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance (Ends Tomorrow) Dear Falkland Islanders Who Want to Buy My Book Win a Copy of The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance   …

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  • Yet another book I haven't read

    … Dietrich Busse's Recht als Text first came out in 1992. It looks like a heavy linguistics text. From Words to Deeds describes the book as a classic on German legal linguistics and links to a video describing its value. The video shows Professor Anne Lise Kjær describing the book - in Danish, fortunately with English subtitles. For Professor…

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  • Books I have not read/Ungelesene Bücher

    …In a variation of the popular bloggers' posts 'Books I read in 2013', 'Books I read in December' and so on, here are some books I haven't read. First of all, I was in Hammicks law bookshop yesterday because it was still open till 7 pm when I happened to pass it. I didn't buy Catherine Barnard's tome on EU Employment Law although it looked like…

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  • John Flood: What Do Lawyers Do?

    …John Flood has published a revised version of his book on a Chicago law firm, called Tischmann and Weinstock for the purposes of the book: What Do Lawyers Do? An ethnography of a corporate law firm. You can get the Kindle version, and the paper versions are due shortly. John Flood has a website and a weblog called John Flood's Random Academic…

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  • Acolada electronic dictionaries/Acolada elektronische Wörterbücher

    …Just a reminded of Acolada's website (German or English - click on flag at right). They have a large number of electronic Unilex dictionaries which run together under one interface. One dictionary I have as a book but not electronically is Wörterbuch Immobilienrecht (DE>EN and EN>DE). Das Wörterbuch der Immobilienwirtschaft umfasst…

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  • Pişmaniye - Keten helva

    … is the author of a Turkish cookery book, an encyclopedic dictionary of Ottoman cuisine and a transcription of an Ottoman cookery book as well as many articles on food history. She is also editor of A King's Confectioner in the Orient and an eighteenth-century Turkish dictionary of Persian culinary terms. The book appeared in Turkish first. She calls…

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  • The Art of Procrastination

    …The Art of Procrastination, by John Perry I can't remember who recommended this - I see it was on Lifehacker last week, but I didn't see it then - anyway, it is a very amusing read. Here is a quote from the Structured Procrastination website: Procrastinators seldom do absolutely nothing; they do marginally useful things, like gardening…

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  • Olympics book/Olympia Handbuch

    … The Olympic Games are ending today, but I was well prepared with this book I got at the Grafflmarkt, in which someone has entered all the winners in Munich in 1972. The author was Heribert Lechner and it's full of diagrams and photos. I think some of the sports have changed since then though. …

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  • The Role of Legal Translation in Legal Harmonization/Buch

    …Wildy's are selling The Role of Legal Translation in Legal Harmonization, edited by C.J.W. Baaij. I'm glad to see the alternative spelling, as I fear the EU Style Guide is trying to force us all to write 'harmonisation' - even in Alicante they have abandoned their hold-out. There are nine contributors. I can't find out much about it, but it must…

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  • Books and bookshop/Bücher und Buchhandlung

    …1. Fabio Said recommends Five Great Books on German Legal Terminology. I particularly recommend the first two: Ulrich Daum's Gerichts- und Behördenterminologie, and Corinna Schlüter-Ellner's Juristendeutsch verständlich gemacht/Treffende Verben in der deutschen Rechtssprache. The former is a book I discovered when I was doing the Bavarian state…

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  • Philip Oltermann, Keeping Up with the Germans

    … looking at mixer taps with a brother visiting from England). He also talks about how English became his first language and about writing on the book which has now appeared. He says that he felt he was too young to write the book as a ‘memoir’ and so it is a history of Anglo-German relations. Here are the chapter titles (capitalization sic): Heinrich…

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  • Oxford Handbook of Language and Law

    … at the titles, I see that most of them deal with jurisdictions with one legal system and more than one language. I don't know about Susan Sarkevic, I just know that her book (New Approach to Legal Translation) had a lot of stuff on that kind of 'translation' of legislation. This is the - outdated - list on Peter Tiersma's site: III. Multilingualism…

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  • Book on German criminal procedure/Der Strafprozess - BDÜ Fachverlag

    …The BDÜ publishes a series of books of varying quality. This looks useful - but I haven't seen it yet: a summary of German criminal procedure written by a public prosecutor, intended for translators and interpreters. "Der Strafprozess - Eine Einführung für Gerichtsdolmetscher und -übersetzer" Verfasst von Staatsanwalt Rainer Kock gibt…

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  • Grant and Cutler dictionaries/Rechtswörterbücher

    …: Specialist & Technical: Legal. Published 2006. Price: £25.95 Wörterbuch Recht GermanEnglish Bachem, W. & Hamblock, D. Approx. 56,000 terms. Dictionaries: Specialist & Technical: Legal. Published 2008. Price: £42.99 If you click on the first entry, it says the book and CD ROM are temporarily out of print but cost £52. The paperback…

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  • Schweitzer International Bookstore

    …Have I recommended the Schweitzer legal bookshop in Munich before? I've only been once and they had an eclectic selection of law books in English in the basement. Don't know if that's still the case. More interesting was a list of books, for example German law in English, which I got hold of years ago. What I didn't realize is that its successor…

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  • Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage

    …OUP has recently published a third edition of Garner's legal English usage dictionary. A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, 2nd ed. 1995 is followed by Garner's Dictionary of Legal Usage, 3rd ed., 2011. I haven't seen it yet, but on amazon you can look at some pages. The pages I saw looked identical to those in the second edition. The (new) legal…

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  • Dictionary of Intellectual Property/Wörterbuch Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz

    … The book Kettler Stefan Wörterbuch Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz und Urheberrecht - Dictionary of Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition Law Deutsch-Englisch/Englisch-Deutsch (deutsch/englisch) This dictionary appeared earlier this year but I have not found reviews of it. This is not a review either – just a description. But I have just had…

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  • Hitler's talking dogs/Hitlers sprechende Hunde

    …I suppose in view of the earnestness of German alsatian owners' societies I should not be surprised. Maureen Dowd in the New York Times: A new book, “Amazing Dogs,” by Dr. Jan Bondeson, a senior lecturer at Cardiff University School of Medicine in Wales, reveals that Hitler supported a German school that tried to teach large, muscular…

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  • Light summer reading/Sommerlektüre

    … In Heidegger's case, the question of how to read him may be of less immediate interest than the question 'Why read Heidegger?' Of those who have heard something about him, many dismiss him as an unrepentant ex-Nazi, pompous and mystical, more sophist than philosopher, anti-modernist and irrationalist, given to asking obscure questions like…

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  • Bohlander on German criminal procedure/Bohlander zum deutschen Strafverfahren

    …Via Michael Bohlander's page at Durham University, a PDF file of a paper on Basic Concepts of German Criminal Procedure - a modified version of a chapter of his forthcoming book Principles of German Criminal Procedure, Hart Publishing 2011. One of the major distinctions often heard about the German as a member of the family of continental…

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