Wikibooks:Book of the month/March 2006 voting

Vote for the book of the month of March 2006.

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

Closed. Any votes added will be reverted.

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Nominated books Edit

Latin Edit

#User:ThisDude415 17:42, 6 Feb 2006
made by not logged in user
#User:RamiK 18:45, 25 Feb 2006 (GMT+2)
made by not logged in user
  1. --Someoneinmyheadbutit'snotme 01:33, 7 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Klingoncowboy4 04:21, 7 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. --Basejumper123 23:43, 11 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Gandalf1491 23:25, 22 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

UK Constitution and Government Edit

(Automatically renominated with 4 votes for February)


  1. Rob Horning 13:15, 1 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Dolive35 15:43, 19 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. JMRyan 23:25, 19 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Klingoncowboy4 17:50, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


USMLE Step One Review Edit

(Automatically renominated with 3 votes for February)

  1. Mastermind 007 13:54, 26 February 2006 (UTC)

The Path to Success & Fulfillment Edit

(Automatically renominated with 3 votes for February)

  1. Mastermind 007 11:32, 4 February 2006 (UTC) --- This book definitely contains all the content needed to face the difficulties and suggestions in your life. An excellent try by Vikram Vaka for this book. Keep it up.


  • I have some doubts. In my opinion the book is still not finished. And chapter titles are somewhat misleading: they look like they belonged to book "Guide to Growning Up". --Derbeth talk 09:14, 5 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Introduction to Philosophy Edit

(Automatically renominated with 6 votes for February)

  1. Mastermind 007 19:23, 1 February 2006 (UTC)
  2. Konstable 11:47, 6 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Klingoncowboy4 04:21, 7 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • I still think this book requires lots of polishing. Some chapters are way too short and do not tell enough, and there are some uncompleted parts. [Lycaphim 2/8/06]
  • The quality of most of its material is, unfortunately, quite low. --JMRyan 22:42, 15 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Engineering Acoustics Edit


  1. Rob Horning 03:18, 3 February 2006 (UTC) I just discovered this neat little gem of a book that has been developed as a class project for a Mechanical Engineer class.Reply[reply]
  2. Klingoncowboy4 17:53, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Quite nice, but I think that Book of the Month should be more polished. There's a cleanup message on the book's main page, many images lack license and there is no print version ready. That's why I will wait before I vote for it. --Derbeth talk 09:04, 5 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Traditional Principles of Animation Edit


  1. Shdwninja8 05:25, 5 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Klingoncowboy4 17:53, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • This nomination is not serious, book has very little content, equivalent to single chapter of many books. --Derbeth talk 09:11, 5 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

French Edit


  1. Aleksei 03:47, 12 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Hagindaz 14:57, 22 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Klingoncowboy4 17:55, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. Geoking66 03:18, 28 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

German Edit


  1. German Men92 23:17, 15 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. marsh 04:50, 16 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  3. Warengi 23:35, 19 February 2006
  4. Geoking66talk 17:47 20 February (UTC)
    Jwbatten 00:07, 21 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Only edits by this user are for this vote.
  5. Derbeth talk 09:59, 22 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    fitchguy20 2:25, 24 February 2006 (UTC)
    Only edits by this user are for this vote.
  6. Gandalf1491 18:53, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Mastermind 007 12:07, 28 February 2006 (UTC)


  • As one of the main contributors I must say, seems a bit premature, but why not. Maybe will spur some morfe interest - marsh
    • The book is really fine, but take a look at the table of contents. Parts II is a duplicate of part III. German Men92 says he will fix it, but currently it is not resolved. --Derbeth talk 08:25, 21 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Derbeth, if you check on it, even though it is still in development, I have worked with level 3, and it is no longer level 2 with some bonus material. --German Men92 talk 22:13, 21 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Cookbook Edit


  1. Rob Horning 11:58, 16 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Mastermind 007 12:27, 19 February 2006 (UTC)
  3. Dolive35 15:43, 19 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  4. JMRyan 23:28, 19 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  5. Lincher 15:41, 20 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  6. Grimm 21:12, 20 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  7. Derbeth talk 08:25, 21 February 2006 (UTC) I agree with RobReply[reply]
  8. RobinH 15:11, 27 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • If we are going to use the Book of the Month to show off a sampling of the best of Wikibooks, I think this ought to be something that simply must be in the list of the best items ever developed on Wikibooks. Almost a project unto itself, it is certainly worthy of congratulations and deserves feature status on the front page. --Rob Horning 11:58, 16 February 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]