Wikibooks:Book of the month/February 2005 voting

Vote for the book of the month of February 2005.

The voting for the Book of the month for February 2005 is open from 16 - 31 January, 2005, and will close on January 31, 2005, 00:00 UTC. The book of the month will be featured on the main page of Wikibooks.

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Nominated booksEdit

US History (4)Edit


  1. --Andreas Ipp 00:59, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  2. --EuropracBHIT
  3. --Godordorottya 18:21, 25 Jan 2005 (CET)
  4. SamE


  • It's always a good idea to have a Humanities book of rigorous content on the list, particularly in view of Black History Month. -EuropracBHIT 06:45, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)

Freeware (0)Edit



  • I am withdrawing my vote from this book
- firstly because I am not logged in and secondly because I helped to write it. Interestingly it was (when combined with the open source book - now a separate book) voted for deletion, and is now up for an award - well no votes - but the thought is there. So let that be an inspiration to all wikibookians. :-)

I would like to offer a sincere thanks to the community members who worked hard on putting everything into tables. It means the information can be added to, improved and updated. I would like to thank my agent and . . . (sorry got a little carried away there - Nurse - my injection if you please!)

- the second reason for withdrawing my vote is a little Zen - I am withdrawing it because I never made it.

Good luck to Lucid Dreaming - which gets my vote even though I am not allowed to vote without logging in (which I have forgot my password for) Lobster

Physics Study Guide (6)Edit


  1. SamE
  2. marsh 00:40, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  3. Mark 14:44, 27 Jan 2005 (PST)
  4. User:Charlie123
  5. Sam 28 Jan 2005
  6. Sarah 28 Jan 2005


  • This is one of the few completed books on this site. - SamE 03:31, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • And as a "guide", being as far along as it is makes it pretty useful - marsh
  • I think this books has broken the back of the problem regarding raising sufficient content but its pretty

sparse on explanations (not definitions) and could quickly be polished a lot with some publicity - Mark

  • Excellent book - Charlie123
  • this guide is good for students preparing for exams. for full impact it really needs a complimentary textbook... perhaps [[1]] could provide that! (i hope i voted correctly... i just edited the page by hand)

General Biology (2)Edit


  1. Charlie123 17:06, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  2. AriD 01:51, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • Clear and concise guide.
  • Too bad i didn't know about it when i was in high school, great book. AriD 01:51, 31 Jan 2005 (UTC)

UK Constitution and Government (2)Edit


  1. marsh 00:44, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  2. Ingolemo 14:31, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)


Teaching Assistant in France Survival Guide (3)Edit


  1. --Andreas Ipp 00:59, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  2. --marsh 00:53, 27 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  3. --Tiberus 05:17, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • Despite misgivings I have about the French, this book is pretty cool. And somewhat unique idea for a wikitext and a fun read - marsh
  • A unique and informative guide, I can only hope more guides are made for teaching in other countries (China for instance, ya) -Tiberus

Lucid Dreaming (12)Edit


  1. Andreas Ipp 00:59, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  2. Lobster
    This vote was made by somebody who wasn't logged in. I wrote on their user talk page and they should reply here to confirm their vote. r3m0t (cont) (talk) 17:21, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    Still no response at the vote close. Struck out. --r3m0t (cont) (talk) 00:11, 1 Feb 2005 (UTC)
  3. Cyberman
  4. r3m0t (cont) (talk) 07:15, 17 Jan 2005 (UTC) (hoping there isn't a rule against creators voting for themselves!)
  5. Iamunknown 07:38, 19 Jan 2005 (UTC) Wow, this is a really great Wikibook. Kind of odd -- I'm interested -- but a good book nonetheless!
  6. Christiaan - 22:48, 24 Jan 2005
    This vote was made by somebody who wasn't logged in. I e-mailed them and they should reply here to confirm their vote. r3m0t (cont) (talk) 17:21, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)
    Opps, sorry :( Christiaan 22:15, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  7. User:dkkarthik:Karthik Dantu 07:50, 23 Jan 2005 (PST) This is a good candidate for the book of the month.
  8. Tharenthel 23:31, 25 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  9. -- mattrix 17:34, 26 Jan 2005 (UTC) I'm not sure about lucid dreams but the book is probably currently the best book on wikibooks. Well done!
  10. Datrio 11:34, 28 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  11. Simontzu 11:53, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  12. ThomasK 17:09, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  13. Joygerhardt 17:15, 29 Jan 2005 (UTC)


  • I am dreaming you know. No? Sure?
  • omg!! Matrix wa nan desu ka?