I have added a link to an online listing of nearly all of the books I own for a couple reasons, none of which are to gloat.

I have approximately 1,500 books, which makes it quite difficult for friends and family who are trying to either find a book to get me as a gift or are just wanting to know what I have and what I don't have. I have been on the recieving end of many exasperated comments when someone has either already purchased a book for me only to find I already have it, or when they believe they've found something special that they believe I'll love when I already have it.

In no way am I posting this information as a way to actively solicit gifts from loved ones and I am also not posting this to solicit offers to help me "thin" my collection. (Nothing on this list is for sale except for exceptional cases. Sorry!) I keep my offline database of books up-to-date and I will try to keep this online version somewhat up-to-date as well, but there are no guarantees!

This is a website created, authored and maintained by Christopher J. Bessert as a portal for information about him, his GIS, mapping, cartography, transportation-planning and webmastering projects, as well as a home for his resume, portfolio and a listing of many of the computer technologies and softeware he knows how to use.