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The Practical Chemist Cookbook?Edit

Hello, I maybe suggesting this book: The Practical Chemist Home Cookbook,
or (after a market trend),
The Violent Peaceful Anarquista Cookbook, a unusual book with recipies for bath bombs, violent cocktail drinks, and other common household products.

I am suggesting this type of book because I want to find and use free recipies that follow the latest trends, such as bath bombs.
Although the books online are not expensive, and many are already free to read with special communication devices, I think Wikipedia should start this type of home-Chemistry Wikibook, for people interesting in books, chemistry, and applied Chemistry.

I think this type of recipe book may become popular on Wikibooks.
The Wikibook recipies, are currently popular. Why not a home-chemist book with recipies / instructions for mixing interesting household products?
This idea is similar to the Wikipedia ABC book [a developing collection about mixing drinks using alcohol], and Wikibook recipies, a current and useful section of Wikibooks that people seem to enjoy.
Without people actively using their learning to develop new products, there would be few recipies instructing people, so they may learn how to make bath bombs, or other novelties. Chemistry can be a fizzling, bubbling, and sometimes violent (in a peaceful way) exploration of the known world as introduced by people who like Science, and want to share what they found.
If this idea goes in the wrong direction, people may experience a shortage of common supplies like cider vinegar, or baking soda. Peyton09 (discusscontribs) 13:37, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

New Book out of (parts of) existing CC-BY-NC-SA - PDF Ebook: More Than Words Training ManualEdit

Hello everybody!

Recently the trans-european MORE THAN WORDS project's final results have been published. I myself have been involved in the creation of a Ebook (published unter CC-BY-NC-SA) and got clearance for a transfer into Wikibooks. It's a training manual for intercultural work using nonverbal methods, available online if you look for training manual integrating creativity More than Words Especially the included exercises and training-Descriptions are open to be further developed and Wikibooks seems to be the ideal place to do so. Important: While the text contents are Creative Commons, the images are not (it says so explicitly on the first page). Anyway several fotos could be published under CC Licence by the time.

Anyway there are some questions, as I would like to advance quickly (now that it receives a lot of attention and possible support in the social environment of the Project), as I am new to Wikibooks (but not to Wiki-projects in general), and as it is certainly an exceptional

  • Should I first start to copy chapters in my user Namespace?
  • Any Ideas how to refer to the original PDF on every Page?
  • Should the exercises each get a page/Chapter of their own?
  • How to treat chapters that not yet have been transferred into Wikibooks?
  • Would people recommend to start it with the exercises only and use a different Title in the meantime?
  • Do you think that the Shelf:Communication is best fitting?

Btw: Some parts already have been translated into other languages, so there's a chance to also start versions of the book in Polish, Hungarian, Italian, German.

Thank you! --Dan-yell (discusscontribs) 09:41, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

Hello, unfortunately the license CC-BY-NC-SA is NOT compatible with Wikibooks. You will need to go through the process to get clearance to republish it here rather than just copy it. That is, you need to treat it as a copyright work and get specific approval from the copyright holders. Why? Because of the NC part of the license - Wikibooks allows commercial use, the license you are proposing to copy from does not allow commercial use, hence they are incompatible. Please don't copy anything until you have resolved this as it will be deleted. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 11:37, 20 August 2020 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, QuiteUnusual, for the quick reply! That is, of course, a clear situation. I will continue communication with the creators and publishers to see if the republication (maybe of only some text parts) will be possible. --Dan-yell (discusscontribs) 08:43, 21 August 2020 (UTC)
Update: I am getting agreements for publications. Yet more Questions:
  • How does the republication have to look like? Any even easier way, using maybe an email from the publisher or something?
  • Does it matter if there is CC-ba-sa 3.0 or 4.0? And GFDL is a must?
--Dan-yell (discusscontribs) 18:19, 22 August 2020 (UTC)

Aspies Book interest/participationEdit

If you feel it concerns you or your interests please consider contributing to Aspies Book. If you know somebody with Asperger's/ASD or who identifies as an Aspie please let them know about the book.

I'm interested in feedback for this book. Is it really Abnormal Psychology it belongs to as a category? Could it need more categories or maybe it doesn't belong to any category? Regardless, any feedback and/or participation is appreciated! Datariumrex (discusscontribs) 11:49, 21 August 2020 (UTC)

Well, every book should be on at least one shelf. It's related to psychology, and only a small fraction of the population are of that type so the plain meaning of the word "abnormal" would seem to apply; therefore, Shelf:Abnormal psychology seems to me a plausible choice. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 12:32, 21 August 2020 (UTC)