Odd book titles #3

I have done a couple of posts about the Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year, which has been going since 1978. Previous  entries have included classics such as:

Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers

Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality

The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories

How Green Were The Nazis?

Baboon Metaphysics

The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-Milligram Containers of Fromage Frais

I feel that recent entries have just not been in the same class. The most recent winner, Cooking with Poo by Saiyuud Diwong, strikes me as a bit infantile. Nevertheless, the last two or three years have produced other more interesting titles. Here is my selection:

8th International Friction Stir Welding Symposium Proceedings Various authors (

A Century of Sand Dredging in the Bristol Channel: Volume Two by Peter Gosson

A Taxonomy of Office Chairs by Jonathan Olivares

Afterthoughts of a Worm Hunter by David Crompton

Collectible Spoons of the 3rd Reich by James A Yannes

Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina

Estonian Sock Patterns All Around the World by Aino Praakli

Governing Lethal Behavior in Autonomous Robots by Ronald C Arkin

Managing a Dental Practice the Genghis Khan Way Michael R Young

Mr Andoh’s Pennine Diary: Memoirs of a Japanese Chicken Sexer in 1935 Hebden Bridge by Stephen Curry and Takayoshi Andoh

The Mushroom in Christian Art by John A Rush


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