Friday, February 26, 2010

Winning titles

As seen on "Some book names should just be shelved":

Here's the list of Diagram Prize winners since the award's inception.

1978: "Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice" (University of Tokyo Press)
1979: "The Madam as Entrepreneur: Career Management in House Prostitution" (Transaction Press)
1980: "The Joy of Chickens" (Prentice Hall)
1981: "Last Chance at Love: Terminal Romances"
1982: "Population and Other Problems" (China National Publications)
1983: "The Theory of Lengthwise Rolling" (MIR)
1984: "The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History and Its Role in the World Today" (Constable)
1985: "Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Increase the Other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts" (Westwood Publishing Co)
1986: "Oral Sadism and the Vegetarian Personality" (Brunner/Mazel)
1987: No award
1988: "Versailles: The View From Sweden" (University of Chicago Press)
1989: "How to Sh*t in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art" (Ten Speed Press)
1990: "Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual" (Lace Publications)
1991: No award
1992: "How to Avoid Huge Ships" (Cornwell Maritime Press)
1993: "American Bottom Archaeology" (University of Illinois Press)
1994: "Highlights in the History of Concrete" (British Cement Association)
1995: "Reusing Old Graves" (Shaw & Son)
1996: "Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers" (Hellenic Philatelic Society)
1997: "The Joy of Sex: Pocket Edition" (Mitchell Beazley)
1998: "Development in Dairy Cow Breeding and Management: and New Opportunities to Widen the Uses of Straw" (Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust)
1999: "Weeds in a Changing World" (British Crop Protection Council)
2000: "High Performance Stiffened Structures" (Professional Engineering Publishing)
2001: "Butterworths Corporate Manslaughter Service" (Butterworths)
2002: "Living With Crazy Buttocks" (Kaz Cooke – Penguin US/Australia)
2003: "The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories" (Kensington Publishing)
2004: "Bombproof Your Horse" (J A Allen)
2005: "People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It" (Gary Leon Hill – Red Wheel/Weiser Books)
2006: "The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification" (Harry N Abrams)
2007: "If You Want Closure In Your Relationship, Start With Your Legs" (Simon & Schuster US)
2008: "The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-miligram Containers of Fromage Frais" (Icon Group International)

Read more about The Bookseller's Diagram Prize. And don't forget to bomb-proof your horse.