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PUBLIC MARKS from ramage with tag history

July 2005

The Red Book of the Peoples of the Russian Empire

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survey of ethnic minorities living in former USSR

June 2005

The Pharmaceutical Journal: Freud, Sherlock Holmes and Coca Cola — the cocaine connection

"I gradually weaned him from that drug mania which had threatened once to check his remarkable career."

Science Daily: Australia's Megafauna Coexisted With Humans

Humans and "gigantic three tonne wombat-like creatures", amongst others, co-existed for 15,000 years.

May 2005

'First platypus' still intact

what happened to that original specimen that so famously bamboozled the experts?

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

Andreas Broeckmann: A Visual Economy of Individuals

PhD thesis on The Use of Portrait Photography in the Nineteenth-Century Human Sciences

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.


the bookish blog of Mithridates, King of Pontus

The Independent: Deciphering the Oxyrhynchus Papyri

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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.

The Waitt Family Foundation--National Geographic's Genographic Project

"an ambitious global project whose goals are twofold: to capture a snapshot of human history locked within our DNA before it disappears forever, and to highlight the untold stories and uncertain future of indigenous peoples worldwide."

Acoustic Radar.

Acoustic location - detecting aircraft by picking up engine noise. Some bizarre images...

March 2005

Historic Cities: Maps & Documents

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This site contains maps, literature, documents, books and other relevant material concerning the past, present and future of historic cities

Kamikaze Images

This web site explores diverse portrayals and perceptions of the young men who carried out suicide attacks near the end of World War II.

New Scientist Breaking News - Brain reconstruction hints at 'hobbit' intelligence

Analysis of the diminutive cranium of Homo floresiensis - a tiny hobbit-like human that lived in Indonesia just 13,000 years ago - confirms it as a unique species and reveals remarkably advanced features for such a small brain.

February 2005

Science in the 19th Century Periodical

searchable index to the science content of 16 19th C. periodicals

Linda Hall Library History of Science Collection

digitised full texts of some rare history of science books

April 2004

Modern Opium History

The story of opium, from 1800 to the present day.

March 2004

Gallica Anthologie

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Anthologie des collections : Mille trésors de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France