Re: Cookbooks (but not about cooking!)
|From:||Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>|
|Date:||Friday, December 10, 2004, 1:56|
On Thu, 9 Dec 2004 19:11:47 -0500, C. Vermeers <whateley23@...> wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Nov 2004 00:04:30 -0800, Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>
> >If "Describing Morphosyntax" is the conlang cookbook, and "Guns,
> >Germs, & Steel" is the conculture cookbook, what other cookbooks are
> >out there? How about a xenobiology (the next topic I'll be
> it occurs to me that no one has responded to this request at any point, so
> i'll make an attempt.
Actually, I got two private emails as replies. Thank you for your
> for xenobiology, there is _Life Beyond Earth_, by Timothy Ferris, or the
> book of similar title (appended: "The Intelligent Earthling's Guide to Life
> in the Universe") by Gerald Feinberg and Robert Shapiro is also excellent.
> the latter has some very interesting discussions of possible
> alternate "biochemistries", including hydrogen-based life in cryogenic
In case others are interested in this topic, I've included the other
suggestions I received:
Emaelivpeith B. Garcia:
> For writing systems, "The World's Writing Systems" is probably a great
> resource for getting appropriate design ideas, and understanding the
> basic workings of most of the writing systems in existence ("natural"
> ones of course)
> Not a cookbook, perhaps, but 'Evolving the Alien'(Also, I believe, known
> as 'What Does a Martian Look Like?') by Ian Stewart and Jack Cohen is a
> good book on the subject, anyway.
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