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My Reading Notes of Books

I have read a lot of books, and on this page I am posting the ones I’ve read and of which I’ve posted my reading notes. Note: I don’t consider these “book reviews”, nor do I post my reading notes of every single book I read. I have categorized my posts by broad area (e.g. “water”, “waste”, “ethnography”, “academic writing”, “public policy”)

Public Policy

Engeli, Isabelle, Rothmayr Allison, Christine (Eds.) (2014) “Comparative Policy Studies: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges” Palgrave McMillan.

Mintrom, Michael (201) “Contemporary Policy Analysis” Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

Hill, Michael and Hupe, Peter (2014) “Implementing Public Policy: An Introduction to the Study of Operational Governance” Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Ethnography

Van Maanen, John (2011) Tales of the Field. On Writing Ethnography. 2nd. ed. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press

Academic Writing

Belcher, Wendy Laura (2009) Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Success, Thousand Oaks CA, SAGE Publishers. 376 pages.

Bernoff, Josh (2016) “Writing Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean“. Harper Business.

Boice, Robert (1990) “Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Academic Writing“. New Forums Press.

Bolker, Joan (1998) Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis. Owl Books.

Davis, Gordon; Parker, Clyde and Straub, Detmar W. (2012) “Writing the Doctoral Dissertation: A Systematic Approach” Barron’s Educational Series.

Dunleavy, Patrick J. (2003) “Authoring a PhD Thesis: How to Plan, Draft, Write and Finish a Doctoral Dissertation Palgrave Macmillan.

Farkas, Dora (2009) The Smart Way to your PhD: 200 Secrets from 100 Graduates“.Your PhD Consulting.

Germano, William (2013) “From Dissertation to Book” Chicago, IL, USA, University of Chicago Press.

Germano, William (2016) Getting It Published: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Serious About Serious Books. Chicago, IL, USA, University of Chicago Press.

Graf, Gerald and Cathy Birkenstein (2014) “They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing“. W.W. Norton and Company.

Goodson, Patricia (2017) Becoming an Academic Writer: 50 Exercises for Paced, Productive, and Powerful Writing. 2nd Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA, USA. SAGE Publishers.

Jensen, Joli (2017) Write No Matter What: Advice For Academics Chicago, IL, USA. University of Chicago Press.

Luker, Kristin (2010) “Salsa Dancing into the Social Science: Research in an Era of Info-Glut“. Harvard University Press.

Rabiner, Susan, and Fortunato, Alfred (2003) “Thinking Like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction And Get It Published“. New York, NY, USA. W.W. Norton & Company.

Silvia, Paul (2014) Write It Up!” Practical Strategies for Writing and Publishing Journal Articles”. American Psychological Association (APA).

Silvia, Paul (2007) How to Write A Lot A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing”. American Psychological Association. 1st. Edition. 149 pages.

Single, Peggy Boyle (2009) “Demystifying Dissertation Writing: A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text” Stylus Publishing.

Sword, Helen (2017) Air & Time & Place & Space: How Successful Academics Write. Harvard University Press.

Sternberg, David (1981) “How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation.” St. Martin’s Press.

Sword, Helen (2012) Stylish Academic Writing“. Harvard University Press.

Zinsser, William (2012) On Writing Well: A Guide to Writing NonFiction Perennial Harper.

Water

Furlong, Kathryn (2016) “Leaky Governance.” Vancouver, BC, Canada. UBC Press.

Anand, Nikhil (2017) “Liquid”. Duke University Press.

Sanitation and Wastewater

Black, Maggie and Fawcett ( ) “The Last Taboo”.

George, Rose (2008) “The Big Necessity”.

Personal Habits, Productivity

Rubin, Gretchen (2015) “Better than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits–to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life. “Portland, Oregon, USA. Broadway Books.


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