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Great Canadian Athletes

Champions: Great Figures in Canadian Sport

Submitter: A great primer on current Canadian Athletes, esp great with upcoming Olympics! I guess they just missed mentioning Gretzky, Sidney Crosby, Steve Nash, Justin Morneau, Jason Bay etc. etc. But Bobby Hull sure is hot baling hay!

Holly: Bobby Hull turns 71 this year.  Wow! He looks so good for his age.  Of course Bobby deserves to be in a book about Canadian athletes,  but there have to be newer books on this topic that include more current contributors too.  Upgrades are especially important in a Winter Olympics year.

Dome Houses

Domebook 2
Kahn and Pacific Domes

Submitter: This book is DomeBook 2. We must have had DomeBook 1 at some point, but all we have now is DomeBook 2. In Reference. Because it’s important to know where your next geodesic dome is coming from.

Holly: I’ve worked a public library reference desk for 12 years – most of that time at 8 hours a day, 40 hours a week, with no off-desk time – and I have NEVER been asked for a blueprint to build a dome house.  If dome houses were a popular thing in our area, I’d try to find something more current than this for sure.  I am intrigued by the people in the picture below who live in this dome house, though.  I’m also picturing the publishing executives in a meeting in 1970: “What we really need is ANOTHER book about dome houses!”

“Modern” Camping

Camping in Comfort
A Guide To Modern Vacations

Yes,  someone sent this to the bindery a long time ago so here is the lovely title page.  I know that camping invokes a “yesteryear” feel, but c’mon, this title is a bit old for any useful information.  I will be the first to admit that I don’t do camping anymore and my definition of “roughing it” is no room service.  It is a wonderful stroll down memory lane, though.
Get a load of this modern family and all the cool camping gear!  I believe that is an ATV folks circa 1971 though.  Can’t say I have ever seen anything like it on the road or off!

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