Wikibooks:Book of the month/December 2006 voting

Vote for the book of the month of November 2006.

The voting for the Book of the month for December 2006 is open from November 1st, 2006, and will close on November 30tt, 2006, 00:00 UTC. The book of the month will be featured on the main page of Wikibooks in November.

Closed. Any votes added will be reverted.

Voting rules Edit


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  • In case of a tie, the older book will be selected (by book history).
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Nominated books Edit

Nanotechnology Edit

One of the best books we have to offer here at Wikibooks, it was started in 13 April 2006 by KristianMolhave.


  1. --Panic 15:47, 7 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. - nice book - --Herby talk thyme 18:12, 7 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Klingoncowboy4 20:06, 7 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. KristianMolhave 22:43, 7 November 2006 (UTC) Well, I'd better vote for it myself too :-)Reply[reply]
  5. JakobKjelstrup 16:28, 21 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. User:Abnerian 9:26, 26 November 2006 (UTC)


  • I don't like this book. Compare it to Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine. Nanotechnology consists in major part of external links. There are no figures and a small amount of text. --Derbeth talk 22:53, 7 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    • The book is under construction and images are being uploaded. It will take long time to write this book because of its broad scope. The status of the individual pages is indicated with the   icons on the main page. I'm happy it has been nominated by Panic2k4, and hope it will make more people contribute. So, have a look again one day and then I hope you will see thats its growing quite steadily and maybe even like it :-) KristianMolhave 08:14, 8 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
      • I wish you the best, but when it comes to the current voting, I think that we should choose book that is the best at the moment. Currently Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine is far better, we should leave Nanotechnology for next month. --Derbeth talk 09:12, 8 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Raising Chickens Edit

Since no book made it to this month (the only one with three or more votes won, again) I will re-nominate this book and see how it goes.


  1. Klingoncowboy4 17:35, 2 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. How many times have you nominated this? Ugluk 03:09, 23 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

How To Assemble A Desktop PC Edit

It has been well over a year and I think that my chicken book will go again as a token openent. Klingoncowboy4 23:21, 2 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Klingoncowboy4 23:21, 2 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Herby talk thyme 13:12, 6 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine Edit

Lots of figures, schemes and tables. Has print and PDF version. All images have proper license. The book is using proper naming. --Derbeth talk 10:32, 6 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  1. Herby talk thyme 13:12, 6 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Klingoncowboy4 18:55, 6 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. 02:01, 18 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. MasterSheep 02:02, 18 November 2006 (UTC) Ooops, disregard that previous vote. Forgot to log in X_XReply[reply]
  5. Ugluk 03:10, 23 November 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]