Wikibooks:Book of the month/November 2005 voting

Vote for the book of the month of November 2005.

The voting for the Book of the month for November 2005 is open from October 1st, 2005, and will close on October 31st, 2005, 00:00 UTC. The book of the month will be featured on the main page of Wikibooks.

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Nominated books edit

Consciousness studies edit


  1. RobinH
  2. Klingoncowboy4 18:43, 23 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  3. --Derbeth 23:24, 24 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Sitnarf 14:43, 25 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]


A textbook on the neuroscience and philosophy of consciousness that can compete with the best hard-copy textbooks on the subject.
Really impressive. Look at these schemas! Many images (all have proper licenses), well-formed text, lots of information - I think it's worth becoming Book of the Month. --Derbeth 23:24, 24 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
Very interesting and well-formed.--Sitnarf 14:43, 25 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

Raising Chickens edit


  1. Klingoncowboy4 18:27, 1 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Greentara 14:35, 27 October 2005

Unless this book gets three votes I will stop renominateing it I promise. Klingoncowboy4 18:27, 1 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

America's Army: Special Forces edit


  1. Rob Horning 13:25, 8 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Mysekurity 02:07, 20 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Klingoncowboy4 06:11, 23 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]


This Wikibook is a good example of a somewhat tough subject that has been organized and fleshed out with few "red links" anywhere. While perhaps it could be improved with further editing and more content, it does a good job with what is there. --Rob Horning 13:25, 8 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
I don't like it. There's a plenty of very short (three-four sentences) chapters. It's not well-formated - text look rather ugly. --Derbeth 23:24, 24 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]

UK Constitution and Government edit


  1. Rob Horning 04:12, 9 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  2. 19:48, 12 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Pureblade 18:33, 18 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]


Another excellent Wikibook that has not been named a Wikibook of the month, but is never the less a well written book and deserves some attention. --Rob Horning 04:12, 9 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]
With some expansion, this will be an excellent resource, and I believe making this Book of the Month will give it the extra attention it needs. Pureblade 18:33, 18 October 2005 (UTC)[reply]