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Old January 30th, 2010, 09:50 PM
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Smile The Book of Hookah

I took trip to my Library a few days ago and thought I'd look through the database for a hookah book. I was actually sort of surprised to find that there wasn't one, other than the yammering biased "Quit Smoking" types. I was surprised because I had read a book called "Le Narghile" some years ago.I found an employee of the library, he searched and found that it was in the banned section of the public library database.BANNED! I can almost understand this because that book pretty much condones hookah(don't want the children's virgin eyes reading about something happening in the real world).

Therefore, I have decided to test my fortitude at writing a book. Expressing only the facts of hookah in third person(nothing personal) I figure I will do my own studies and calculate results on nicotine intake and things like that relative to cigarettes, pipes, and non-smokers; based on the scientific method, with properly set-up and used hookahs. I could go over scientific facts on hookah, how to make your own accessories and shisha's, the history of the hookah, and non-opinionated reviews on shisha brands, hookah manufacturers, and coals.

I am posting this here on Hookahpro because I need help with many things that go into such a task. Anything from experiment ideas/techniques/you doing your own experiment to giving your evaluation of a shisha. Hell, just tell me if you think it's a good idea.
ALL HELP IS APPRECIATED
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Old January 30th, 2010, 10:07 PM
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awsome ideal, I have done the same thing at my Library and did not find anything. Iwould contribute to your book but I just started smokeing.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 10:14 PM
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Thats a great idea man good luck with everything im excited to see the finished product.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 10:29 PM
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Great idea! I want a copy when you're done :P

Chapter One: What is a Hookah?
Chapter Two: Hookah Terminology
Chapter Three: Hookah Accessories
Chapter Four: Shishassssss
Chapter Five: Tricks and Tips
Chapter Six: Hookah in History
Chapter Seven: Hookah from Country to Country

And sub chapters for each one, obviously!
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Old January 30th, 2010, 10:41 PM
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Great idea man i hope it all turns out great !
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Old January 31st, 2010, 01:04 AM
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Great idea! I want a copy when you're done :P

Chapter One: What is a Hookah?
Chapter Two: Hookah Terminology
Chapter Three: Hookah Accessories
Chapter Four: Shishassssss
Chapter Five: Tricks and Tips
Chapter Six: Hookah in History
Chapter Seven: Hookah from Country to Country

And sub chapters for each one, obviously!
I like this, but I think the history and country chapters should go closer to the beginning. they seem to fit better with "what is a hookah". Also, a chapter of maintenence, one on different styles/kinds of hookahs (egyptian, modern, syrian, etc) (could fit into the "what is a hookah"), effects of smoking/ health risks.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 07:46 AM
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great idea
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Old January 31st, 2010, 10:13 AM
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Chapter One: What is a Hookah?
Chapter Two: Hookah In History
Chapter Three: Hookah from country to country
Chapter Four: Your Hookah and You (setup and now it works)
Chapter Five: Shishassssss
Chapter Six: Tricks and Tips
Chapter Seven: Do it yourself
Chapter Eight: The Hard Truth (scientific studies and such)
Chapter Nine: Epilogue (special thanks and sponsors)
That's what I got so far.
Thanks for all the props guys.
I'm really interested in some mod's opinions and especially Hajo's.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 02:00 PM
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sounds almost like the anarchist cook-book (and by that i mean it would be a book containing information created by the masses over a long period of time of personal education and time tested facts, not to be confused with the actual book of bullcrap and hearsay)

in anycase what you should do is collect a list of individuals who are willing to help in large portions (of which add me) and get together in a chat of some sort, discuss things and go chapter by chapter, bouncing ideas and such. after you get the bulk of the book done, keep it somewhere when new ideas can be submitted, (I.E new mod ideas for tips and tricks are always being discovered) try to keep it a book that the community can always exspand upon.
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Old January 31st, 2010, 02:16 PM
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if this gets published i might but it although im not much of a reader
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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:04 PM
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How is nobody upset by the fact that a public library has a banned book list?
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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:32 PM
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if this gets published i might but it although im not much of a reader
If this gets published I WILL buy it!

kalutika, that was my first thought. And especially something like this that hardly deserves a ban (maybe in an elementary school library... but they wouldn't be able to read it anyway in all likelihood).
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Old January 31st, 2010, 03:33 PM
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/goood luckk
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Old January 31st, 2010, 06:47 PM
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in anycase what you should do is collect a list of individuals who are willing to help in large portions (of which add me) and get together in a chat of some sort, discuss things and go chapter by chapter, bouncing ideas and such. after you get the bulk of the book done, keep it somewhere when new ideas can be submitted, (I.E new mod ideas for tips and tricks are always being discovered) try to keep it a book that the community can always exspand upon.
That is a brilliant idea optical shadow.
I had figured the fact that a book suchas this will have a hard time getting published; so I decided to keep a computer version of the whole thing and possibly asking a sambooka if he could make it a sticky or something; somewhere. Since it would be more of a hookahpro project than a Dreamer project.
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sounds almost like the anarchist cook-book (and by that i mean it would be a book containing information created by the masses over a long period of time of personal education and time tested facts, not to be confused with the actual book of bullcrap and hearsay)
...best. book. ever.
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Would be amazing to read such book before going to sleep,mm
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That is a brilliant idea optical shadow.
I had figured the fact that a book suchas this will have a hard time getting published; so I decided to keep a computer version of the whole thing and possibly asking a sambooka if he could make it a sticky or something; somewhere. Since it would be more of a hookahpro project than a Dreamer project.
it might be worth posting links on other major forums. something like this should be open to the entire community not just ours.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 04:02 PM
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Great idea. I think a good presentation with lots of glossy photos is important. Please try to get the terminology right. Hookah tobacco is called moassel (Or some variation thereof), The pipe is only called a hookah in India and english speaking nations.
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Old February 2nd, 2010, 04:10 PM
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it might be worth posting links on other major forums. something like this should be open to the entire community not just ours.
Respectfully disagree with this one. If this works out to be a group work by the people of HP it should stay on HP. This is the best forum for a reason and we should contribute to our own community, this shouldn't be an act of charity for other forums.
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True that, I would like to share it with others. As long as they are in our community.
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I love this idea! For the love of everything people need an unbiased and true book about what this is!
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