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The goal of this page is to feature those books which are considered among the best of what Wikibooks has to offer, in an effort to raise standards in content development. Criteria for judging books, and rules about discussions, can be found at Wikibooks:Good books. When nominating a book for removal of featured book status, consider adding {{featured book removal}} to the book and notifying the primary or active contributors, as they may be able to address your concerns about the content.

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Transportation Economics

This is a graduate level Transportation Economics class text. I am the primary author. dml (talk) 04:06, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

A quick look at the book (it's impossible for me to understand a word of it given my age), I believe that the book could benefit from a navigational device such as {{navigate}}. This will make the book easier to navigate when it is read online. Also, I think the reference format is a little inconsistent. Otherwise, it looks fine. Good luck with the book! Kayau ( talk | email | contribs ) 10:50, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
Not so sure about this. The book looks like it contains some original research. see Transportation Economics/Revenue/The Choice Between Taxes and Tolls. Recent Runes (talk) 18:48, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
REFLIST was added, it is citing research, not original research, thanks for noting it. dml (talk) 18:16, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
I guess that's OK then, as the research is already published in reputable journals. Recent Runes (talk) 21:13, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support Generally the book looks to have a high quality and level of completeness, and to be suitable for featured status. Personally, I like to see a print version of the whole book too, and perhaps the text in some of the economic charts could be bigger, but these need not be a bar to featured status I think. Recent Runes (talk) 21:13, 12 August 2010 (UTC)
Symbol support vote.svg Support. I believe the book is good to go, except I think the book would still benefit from a navigational device. I also support making a print version as well as a PDF version. Kayau ( talk | email | contribs ) 10:39, 13 August 2010 (UTC)
I am new and just finding my way here. Is this process all that exists so far, for reviewing a book? I am looking for something like the copyediting-upon-request and peer-review-upon-request services offered in Wikipedia. Are there equivalents here? About this transportation book, I notice some copyediting needed, e.g. in the Transportation Economics/Revenue/The Choice Between Taxes and Tolls section mentioned above. There is mention both of "this section" and "this paper", perhaps reflecting incomplete adaption of the chapter from the author's article that is the source. --Doncram (talk) 15:14, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
Symbol comment vote.svg Comment As far as I know, those kind of procedures aren't used here, though pages can be labelled as needing attention from an expert with {{attention}} or requests for help can be made on the WB:Reading room/Projects page. Probably the best option is to fix any obvious issues yourself or leave a message on the book's talk pages. It is quite common for books to be featured while they are still under construction, anyway. Recent Runes (talk) 19:08, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
"this paper" -> "this section" (talk) 17:56, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Symbol comment vote.svg Comment One difficulty I find is the that the navigation breaks down. Starting with the transition from Transportation Economics/Agents to the next page on Planning, several of the pages are shared with the Fundamentals of Transportation, which is also of high quality worked on by some of the same authors, etc. But it would be nice to find a way to repair this. Two possibilities that exist that I can think of

  1. Fork (that is directly copying) the pages from Fundamentals of Transportation into Transportation Economics and continue adding navigation templates of the style already added.
  2. Try the generally discouraged practice of placing the core material (excluding category templates, etc.) that is the same for both books into a template page that then get's transcluded into both books, with appropriate navigation & category templates included after the transclusion. One problem with this idea is that if someone decides to take that page of the book in a new direction they may be inadvertently changing the other book in some less than appropriate way.

Maybe someone else has a more clever idea then these two. Thenub314 (talk) 17:50, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

Fixing the navigation by making not-own pages linked to explicitly under ==Related Wikibooks == dml (discusscontribs) 19:45, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg SupportSome minor typos/punctuation tidbits here-and-yonder, but overall, solid work.--Buddpaul (discusscontribs) 03:46, 28 July 2012 (UTC)

Structural Biochemistry

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Wikijunior:Countries A-Z

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False Friends of the Slavist

This linguistic book looks at false friends (words which are similar in two languages but with a different meaning) of Slavic languages. It dates from 2006 and was started earlier elsewhere before arriving on Wikibooks. It may not be the most visually attractive book but it is pretty much complete - the only red links relate to false friends between languages which have very few speakers (Kashubian being a minor language of Poland, for example). The book is extremely detailed and uses quite sophisticated templates. It has also received contributions from a range of editors and anonymous editors.--ЗAНИA Flag of Estonia.svgtalk 20:10, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

Very sophisticated structure and content. support, except I'm not too sure about the title. According to WP, a Slavist is someone who studies Slavs. Maybe the title can be changed to False Friends of the Slavic Languages? Kayau (talk · contribs) 09:59, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Well it would be someone who studies Slavs (Slavic people) or Slavic languages.--ЗAНИA Flag of Estonia.svgtalk 18:34, 15 January 2013 (UTC)
Oh, I see the double entendre now. Guess I'm just terrible at getting things. :P Kayau (talk · contribs) 01:11, 16 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikijunior:Skateboard Alphabet Coloring Pages

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Elements of Political Communication

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RAC Attack - Oracle Cluster Database at Home

This is a hands-on lab curriculum for learning about Oracle RAC cluster databases. I am the primary author. Just finished the print/pdf versions this week; finally feel that it's ready to suggest for featuring.

The book differs from most other wikibooks in that it heavily draws on "fair use" images. We discussed this a few years ago when I was first considering if wikibooks would be a good platform for the book. Unfortunately, it's not really possible to do a tutorial on this subject without drawing on fair use images. Not sure how this would impact the decision about whether it should be featured. ArdentPerf (discusscontribs) 20:43, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Historical Geology

It seems to be quite usual for people to nominate their own books, so I won't let false modesty hold me back from nominating mine. This is a good one. Actualist (discusscontribs) 17:30, 13 May 2013 (UTC)

Peeragogy Handbook V1.0

This book presents a range of techniques that self-motivated learners can use to connect with each other and develop stronger communities and collaborations. The book is addressed to everyone who is interested in how learning works, whether you’re an educator, a hobbyist, an artist, a home-school student, an employee, a parent, an activist, an archivist, a mathematician, or a tennis player. The book was written by a bunch of people who think learning is cool.

Over the course of working on the book, we practiced peeragogy — another word for “peer learning” — and we learned a lot.

Our experience within this project has been that flattened hierarchies do not necessarily mean decisions go by consensus — people often take the ball and run with it. The handbook includes co-edited pages as well as single-author works: often the lines and voices are blurred. One constant throughout the book is our interest in making something useful. To this end, the book is available under non-restrictive legal terms, which allow you to reuse portions of it however you see fit it. Among other things, we include instructions on how to join us in further developing this resource.

Sincerely, The Peeragogy Team

--Peeragogia Flag of Italy.svg (discusscontribs)

It's not ready - the pages aren't even categorised to the book properly. Once the basic clean-up is done I've got some views re. the content. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 12:07, 8 August 2013 (UTC)
Ok Category adjustment done..:-) --Peeragogia (discusscontribs) 14:26, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
The issue is that the pages of the book are not included in the book's category. Each page needs to have {{BookCat}} added to it so that all the pages appear within a category with the same name as the book. If it isn't done then at some point QUBot will do it. QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 14:34, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

Coaching Youth Middle Distance Runners

For this work, I set out to create a review of available and current literature on the subject, hence the large number of references (~200). If people wanted to read more, I wanted to make sure it was available vis-à-vis references and further information. Although presented in a somewhat different style than is typical on this site, it should be familiar to many in the field, and is consistently applied throughout each chapter.

I'm sure that there are some tweaks can be made here and there, and there's always the possibility of major expansion, but I believe this fits within the context of WB:WIW and it meets the guidelines listed in Wikibooks:Good books, hence the reason I'm nominating this for FB status. Your thoughts and constructive criticism are greatly appreciated. – Runfellow (discusscontribs) 15:46, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

Java Programming

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