Thursday, March 15, 2007

How Green Were the Nazis?

The Guardian reports on "the only famous international book prize never to have received sponsorship money or TV coverage", the Bookseller-Diagram Prize for the year's oddest book title. You can vote on The Bookseller's site, choosing between
  • Tattooed Mountain Women and Spoon Boxes of Daghestan, by Robert Chenciner, Gabib Ismailov, Magomedkhan Magomedkhanov and Alex Binnie
  • The Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Seaweed Symposium
  • The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification
  • and the obvious favourite, How Green were the Nazis?
The latter points out that "the Nazis created nature preserves, contemplated sustainable forestry, curbed air pollution, and designed the autobahn highway network as a way of bringing Germans closer to nature"- a new angle on the Third Reich.

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