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PUBLIC MARKS from ramage with tag books

June 2005

Space Art in Children's books 1950's to 1970's

by 2 others
The illustrations in these books show facts (as they were known) mixed in with the fantasy of space flight

May 2005 Books: Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo and the Making of the Animal Kingdom

New book on developmental biology "teach the glory of making animal form. The evolutionary concepts follow naturally."

WorldChanging: Another World Is Here: Bioprospecting Historical Texts

A vast, untapped source of biomedical information may be sitting on the shelves of old libraries.

April 2005

Guardian Unlimited Books | Robert Macfarlane on Annie Dillard

Dillard speaks unashamedly of the spirit, and how it is accommodated by, extended by, animated in, landscape.

The Practice of Everyday Life - Michel de Certeau

describing the tactics available to the common man for reclaiming his own autonomy from the all-pervasive forces of commerce, politics, and culture.

Joseph Amato: On Foot - A History of Walking. NYU Press, 2004

large-scale and small-scale stories of what was man's first mode of travel—walking.

Alison Knowles: The Big Book

"The Big Book is an eight foot tall construction by Alison Knowles which has a front cover and several pages, and contains a stove, telephone, chemical toilet, art gallery, electric fan, books and other necessities of life."


the bookish blog of Mithridates, King of Pontus

The Independent: Deciphering the Oxyrhynchus Papyri

by 1 other
In the past 4 days alone, classicists have discovered writing by Sophocles, Euripides, Hesiod, and others, which had been lost for millennia

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Book arson 'a Taleban-style' act

Officials of a prestigious library in India's north-eastern state of Manipur say nearly 145,000 books have been destroyed in an arson attack.

if:book: amazon: inching toward semantic

Amazon concordances, statistically improbable phrases, and citations


photo-set of weathered books at flickr

March 2005

February 2005

Odd Books I Like

by 1 other
dedicated to that constant source of delight and wonder, the second-hand bookshop

the Best Books of 2004

as chosen by America's Public Librarians

mezzoblue: It's Here.

the book of the css zen garden....

Linda Hall Library History of Science Collection

digitised full texts of some rare history of science books


large collection of bookplates

January 2005

Books We Like

the people's republic of books: online shopping to effect change