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  • UC Press publishes wine books to fill a gap

    UC Press publishes wine books to fill a gap
    July 2, 2008 This month, University of California Press releases William A. Ausmus' "Wines & Wineries of California's Central Coast," one of six wine books the Berkeley-based academic press will publish this year and the 23rd wine-focused book...
  • Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument

    Stephen E. Toulmin dies at 87; USC philosopher developed a model for building an effective argument
    Stephen E. Toulmin, a British-born philosopher and retired USC professor who created a model for evaluating the practical arguments that arise from daily life during a six-decade career that brought him prominence in several fields, has died. He was 87....
  • Erich Segal dies at 72; author of 'Love Story'

    Erich Segal dies at 72; author of 'Love Story'
    Erich Segal, a Yale University classics professor whose first novel, the weepy "Love Story," became a pop-culture phenomenon, selling more than 20 million copies in three dozen languages and spawning an iconic catchphrase of the 1970s, died Sunday in...
  • PASSINGS: Yang Xianyi, Ali Kordan, Alan Kim Kurumada

    PASSINGS: Yang Xianyi, Ali Kordan, Alan Kim Kurumada
    Yang Xianyi Chinese poet and classics translator Yang Xianyi, 94, a poet who translated numerous Chinese classics into English, died Monday in Beijing, state news reported. The report on Shanghai's Xinmin Evening News website did not give a cause of...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Sept. 6, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone: $25.99) The wars of the Plantagenets, who ruled England before the Tudors, enmeshed with the mystery of the missing princes in the Tower of...
  • Michael Foot dies at 96; last of the British Labor Party's socialist leaders

    Michael Foot dies at 96; last of the British Labor Party's socialist leaders
    Michael Foot, a bookish intellectual and anti-nuclear campaigner who led Britain's Labor Party to a disastrous defeat in 1983, died Wednesday, officials said. He was 96. Foot died peacefully at his home in north London following a long illness, historian...
  • Antony Flew dies at 87; atheist philosopher who changed his mind late in life

    Antony Flew, an academic philosopher who expounded atheism for most of his life but made a late conversion to belief in a creator, has died in England. He was 87. Flew died April 8 after a long illness, according to a notice his family placed in the...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Oct. 4, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (Doubleday: $25.99) Harvard professor Robert Langdon uses his symbology skills to find a missing Freemason in Washington, D.C. || 2 || || 2. || The Help by Kathryn...
  • Charles Bamforth stirs the pot as UC Davis' professor of beer

    Charles Bamforth stirs the pot as UC Davis' professor of beer
    MEET THE Anheuser-Busch Professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at UC Davis. The what? There's a professor of beer in that teeming nest of winemakers? Indeed there is. He's Charles Bamforth, chairman of the department of food science and technology, a...
  • Los Angeles Times bestsellers for Aug. 30, 2009

    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Fiction || Weeks on list || || 1. || South of Broad by Pat Conroy (Nan A. Talese: $29.95) A gossip columnist's homage to a close knit group of friends from Charleston. || 1 || || 2. || The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg...
  • John Maddox dies at 83; editor transformed Nature into influential journal

    John Maddox dies at 83; editor transformed Nature into influential journal
    John Maddox, a former physics lecturer and science journalist whose 22 years as editor of Nature transformed the moss-covered journal into one of the world's leading sources of science information, has died. He was 83. Maddox died April 12 in...
  • Venetia Phair dies at 90; as a girl, she named Pluto

    Venetia Phair, who was 11 years old when she suggested Pluto as the name of the newly discovered planet, has died in England. She was 90. She died at home in Epsom, south of London, on April 30, her family said. The cause of death was not disclosed....