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Peter Morville is president of Semantic Studios, an information architecture and findability consulting firm. He may be best known as an influential figure and "founding father" of information architecture, having coauthored the best-selling book in the discipline, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web.
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How Buildings Learn
What Happens After They're Built
Stewart Brand - 1995-10-01 (first published in 1994)
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Discover the secret to building structures that stand the test of time in How Buildings Learn. This book proposes that buildings are best adapted when perpetually reshaped by their occupants, and that architects can evolve from being artists of space to becoming artists of time. From the evolution of bungalows to the adoption of the Santa Fe Style, this far-ranging survey examines the essential territory that most studies have yet to explore. Learn how to work with time by reading How Buildings Learn.
Peter Morville
@prfloriano What a wonderful book, enjoy!      source
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Gender Queer
A Memoir
Maia Kobabe - 2019-05-28
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Discover an intensely cathartic autobiography that explores the journey of self-identity. This touching guide delves into what it means to be non-binary and asexual, grappling with coming out to family and society, and facing the trauma of pap smears. More than a personal story, this book is a valuable resource for advocates, friends, and all those seeking understanding on gender identity.
Peter Morville
I bought Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe because it was the #1 most banned and challenged book of 2021. But I read it in one sitting because it's really good.      source
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The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Alix E. Harrow - 2019-09-10
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A young woman's discovery of a mysterious book leads her on a fantastical journey of self-discovery in this captivating and lyrical debut. With peculiar treasures filling a sprawling mansion, January Scaller feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls until she finds a book that carries the scent of other worlds. Each page turn reveals impossible truths about the world and entwines her own story with tales of secret doors, love, adventure, and danger. Alix E. Harrow's spellbinding debut is a lush and richly imagined tale of impossible journeys, unforgettable love, and the enduring power of stories.
Peter Morville
You had me at temerarious. Thank you @cwodtke for recommending this delightful book by @AlixEHarrow      source
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Billy Summers
Stephen King - 2021-08-03
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A highly skilled sniper with a conscience, Billy Summers is the best killer for hire in the business. But he's ready to leave this violent world behind. Before he does, he agrees to one final hit - on a truly despicable man. However, things quickly begin to unravel and Billy finds himself in a race for survival. This page-turner from a renowned author of horror and suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
Peter Morville
I've been enjoying books by @StephenKing for over 35 years, and Billy Summers is one of the best.      source
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Sand Talk
How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World
Tyson Yunkaporta - 2020-05-12 (first published in 2019)
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Indigenous author Tyson Yunkaporta presents a paradigm-shifting book that offers a unique perspective on global systems tied to the natural and spiritual world. Sand Talk covers historical and cultural issues, education, money, power, and sustainability, providing answers on how to do things differently. Yunkaporta uses symbols and diagrams to convey knowledge, providing a new model for everyday life. Sand Talk presents a different way of thinking, one that is spiritually and physically tied to the earth around us, and how it can save our world.
Peter Morville
Of all the books I’ve read in the past year or so, Sand Talk by Tyson Yunkaporta is one of my favorites. It’s about indigenous knowledge systems.      source
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Tim Kastelle
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Content Everywhere
Strategy and Structure for Future-Ready Content
Sara Wachter-Boettcher - 2012-12-12
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Discover how to create flexible and reusable content for the future of information sharing in "Content Everywhere." Author Sara Wachter-Boettcher explains why better copy isn't enough for today's endless devices and channels, and provides valuable insights on making your content more manageable and meaningful no matter where it goes. Say goodbye to fixed, single-purpose content, and hello to a future-ready strategy.
Peter Morville
Content Everywhere by @sara_ann_marie is the most useful book about content strategy and IA and UX that I've read in a long time.      source
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Whipping Girl
A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity
Julia Serano - 2007-05-14
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"Whipping Girl" offers a unique perspective on femininity, masculinity, and gender identity from the viewpoint of a biologist and trans woman. Author Julia Serano shares her powerful experiences, pre- and post-transition, to reveal societal attitudes towards trans women, gender, and sexuality. The book debunks misconceptions about transsexuality and exposes how cultural beliefs about femininity are rooted in fear, suspicion, and dismissiveness. Serano argues that modern feminists and transgender activists must embrace and empower femininity to promote gender equality.