'Born in Philadelphia, Emmanuel Radnitsky grew up in New Jersey and
became a commercial artist in
New York in the 1910s. He began to sign his name Man Ray in 1912,
although his family did not change
its surname to Ray until the 1920s. He initially taught himself
photography in order to reproduce
his own works of art, which included paintings and mixed media.
In 1921 he moved to Paris and set up
a photography studio to support himself. There he began to make
photograms, which he called
"Rayographs." In the 1920s, he also began making moving pictures.
Man Ray's four completed films-
Return to Reason, Emak Bakia, Starfish , and Mystery of the
Chateau -were all highly creative, non-
narrative explorations of the possibilities of the medium ... '
Around 100 images only.
Triumph of Life.
'Despite overwhelming obstacles, life on Earth has evolved from the most
humble of beginnings to a
level of diversity that challenges human comprehension. The fittest have
indeed survived -- even in
places where no living creatures could be thought to exist. NATURE's
six-part series TRIUMPH OF LIFE
presents the remarkable story of evolution and its survivors.'
Satirical Political Beliefs
'Political parties share much in common with obscenity. Both are
difficult to define, yet, to
paraphrase U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's definition
of obscenity, you know a political
party when you see it. '
Shree Ganesh. All about
the elephant-headed god - stories
'This web site is for the critical examination of the antievolution
movement. Unlike antievolution advocacy web sites, this site aims to
provide links to both the antievolutionists making their own arguments and
also to the critics who provide mainstream science answers to those
arguments. While antievolution advocates are endlessly critical of
evolutionary biology, it seems that they rarely take the time to critique
their own arguments. '
Chushingura: Revenge of the 47 Samurai.
'Many artists have produced sets of prints illustrating Chushingura. While
the Spencer Museum of Art has some complete or near complete sets, this
page shows a selection by various artists illustrating the eleven acts of
the play. '
Mozambique: Who Killed
the Cashew Nut Industry?
'Impassioned argument about World Bank and IMF policy in Africa is the
norm. But the total collapse of Mozambique's cashew nut industry in
2000-2001 has provoked real anger, with critics directly blaming the Bank
and IMF for the tragedy. The links below chart the progression of policy
statements and wrong turns that led to factories closing and the loss of
nearly 9,000 jobs.'
Cut & Paste: A History of
'The art of photomontage could be said to have started just after the
First World War, but the
manipulation of photographs already had a history going back to the
invention of photography in the
mid 19th century.' ''Direct contact printing of objects placed on
photographic plates, double
exposures, and composite pictures made by darkroom masking were all
popular in the Victorian era.
Besides this practical use of combination photography, Victorians
discovered the amusement to be had
from postcards of the wrong head stuck on a different body, or the
creation of strange or impossible
'An archive of over 5000 photos of stone circles and other megalithic
monuments in the British Isles
and Ireland. Here you will find Portal Dolmens, Recumbent Stone Circles,
Cup and Ring Carvings, Long
Barrows, Cairns, Passage Graves, Wedge Tombs, etc. Most sites have full
spherical VR panoramas and
infrared photography, plus ten figure map references measured on site
with our GPS unit.'
Memorial to a Czech town whose inhabitants were massacred during World
'The intention of Memorial Lidice is to take care of permanent
retainment of the extermination of
town Lidice and the suffering of its residents who 10.6.1942 became
the victims of the fascist
violence and to keep the name of the town Lidice as a world symbol
of all victims of war
'Muktinath-Chumig Gyatsa is one of the most important pilgrimage
sites of Nepal for both Buddhists
and Hindus. It is a great example to our world of a sacred place
shared in harmony by devotees of
two world religions. '
'1707?54, English novelist and dramatist. Born of a distinguished family,
he was educated at Eton and studied law at Leiden. Settling in London in
1729, he began writing comedies, farces, and burlesques, the most notable
being Tom Thumb (1730), and two satires, Pasquin (1736) and The Historical
Register for 1736 (1737), which attacked the Walpole government and
provoked the Licensing Act of 1737. This act, setting up a censorship of
the stage, ended Fielding's dramatic career and turned him to the less
inhibited form of the novel. ? His masterpiece is Tom Jones (1749), a
novel recounting the wild comic adventures of the good-hearted though
highly fallible foundling, Tom Jones.'
Online Etymology Dictionary.
The history of English.
'This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not
definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they
sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago. '
Business Wings. History of business air travel.
'Fax machines, conference calls, cellular phones, e-mail: none has
replaced the need to travel to conduct business. In today's complex and
fast-paced business world, companies large and small have turned
increasingly to company-owned, chartered, or leased aircraft to fly
their personnel around the country or overseas. '
Communist Party of Portugal History Archive.
'The Communist Party of Portugal existed illegally and generally in
exile throughout the period of fascist rule until the Caetano government
collapsed in April 1974. During this time it was the only opposition
force in Portuguese society.'
The Buildings of Central Michigan University.
'This page includes histories of most of the buildings currently on
campus as well as a few buildings that no longer exist but remain in
memory. Also included is biographical information about individuals for
whom buildings have been named. '
Photographs of the Noto Peninsula, in Japan.
'The region of Hokuriku-Kanazawa and Noto Peninsula is famous for its
rural atmosphere, wonderful garden, golden leave production, Wajima fish
market...... a nice place to go.'
The Karl Liebknecht Archive.
German socialist, murdered with Rosa Luxemburg.
'The son of Wilhelm Liebknecht, one of the founders of the SPD, Karl
Liebknecht trained to be a lawyer and defended many Social Democrats in
political trials. He was also a leading figure in the socialist youth
movement and thus became a leading figure in the struggle against
militarism ... '
Jenny Marx Longuet.
'First daughter of Karl and Jenny. Journalist. Married Charles Longuet
in 1872. Died shortly before her father. Married to Charles Longuet.
Mother of six children. In 1870 she took action in the Irish struggles
by publishing (under the name "J. Williams") revelations of the
treatment of the Irish political prisoners by the English bourgeoisie.
An investigation by the Gladstone government followed ... '
Origins. NASA site on the origins of the
Universe and life.
'Born of the extraordinary accomplishments of 20th century physics,
astronomy, geology, and biology, the Origins program takes up the
challenge of answering questions as old as our species. When Galileo
first turned his tiny telescope to the night sky, he saw the Milky Way
resolved into millions of stars, in one stroke expanding our grasp of
the universe to a scale that had not been imagined from the sight of
eyes alone. The growth of scientific culture and tools over the next
three centuries revealed a vast realm, each at-first-incomprehensible
discovery assimilated into an increasingly uncomfortable reality. The
eruptive growth of 20th century astronomy has brought us an appreciation
of how vast, old, and unearthly the universe is, and has left humanity
struggling for a sense of our own significance consistent with the
reality of who and what we are. But science has also given us something
that will help, by promising answers to our ancient questions: Where did
we come from? Are we alone? When the answers to these questions are
known, our civilizations will evolve new visions of who we are and what
our futures might be. Already we have learned enough to appreciate that
the universe is enormous and ancient, but life-tiny and transient-is its
precious jewel. '
'I'm adapting the term here. A situationist history is a recounting of
events united by a common theme that emphasizes unseen patterns in life.
The same things keep coming up, and those things aren't all
quintessential "big issues" of the sort that are supposed to typify our
lives, like career or loved ones or sickness.' 'Instead, it's the
details that count. What did the film After Life (Japan, 1998) teach us?
That small moments are what we remember best? That our fondest memories
may derive from simple, brief, and possibly unanticipated experiences,
the kind that might be dismissed as mundane by someone else?'
'Life, music and initiation in the Equatorial Forest
of the BAKA PYGMIES (Cameroon) '
Ed's Photos of Japan.
'Continue below to view over 140 high quality photos of Japan taken over
a three year period. You can also download free wallpaper, send virtual
postcards, and learn all about Japan through photos. Thanks!'
'During the 20th century, economic changes, new educational theories,
and a thriving popular culture reshaped the city and created the
American teen. The Teen Chicago exhibition examines Chicago's influence
on teen life and the imprint teens make on the city.'
'Though thou be destined to live three thousand years and as many
myriads besides, yet remember that no man loseth other life than that
which he liveth, nor liveth other than that which he loseth.'
Penn in the Age of Franklin.
'Benjamin Franklin was instrumental in organizing and shaping Penn from
its inception. He was President of the College, Academy and Charitable
School of Philadelphia from 1749 to 1755, and served continuously as
trustee until his death in 1790. Franklin was responsible for the hiring
of William Smith as the first provost in 1754. The partnership of
Franklin and Penn is played out against the background of the creation
of both a new republic and of higher education in America.'
'Penn in the Age of Franklin provides access to original documents and
manuscripts, printed books and artifacts from both the Penn Library and
the University Archives . Whether it be a letter from Franklin, a
treatise by Provost Smith, an issue of Poor Richard., or minutes of the
earliest meetings of the Trustees, [this Web site provides the
opportunity] to experience the past directly. '
The Wellington Valley Project.
'The one mission conducted by the Society in the British colony of
New South Wales during the early colonial period, was to the Wiradjuri
people of Wellington Valley in the newly opened districts west of the
Great Dividing Range. It was a relatively belated effort, and rather
short lived. Nevertheless, from 1832 until its withdrawal amid acrimony
and regret twelve years later in 1844, the four missionaries produced
dozens of letters, in addition to around 1,000 manuscript pages of
journals, diaries and reports which were returned to the Society in
'The object of the Wellington Valley Project is to make available a full,
critical edition of these records, which represent one of the largest
and most important sources for the history of the colonial frontier in
New South Wales. They are particularly significant for the account they
provide of Wiradjuri society before the destruction of full ceremonial
life. This alone would be justification for their publication in full,
in both electronic and, it is anticipated, printed formats. Collectively,
the Wellington Valley papers provide a wealth of information about
the missionaries and their troubled encounter with a people staggering
under the impact of European occupation. They also include considerable
information about the pattern of European settlement in the Wellington
Valley, which was, at the time the mission commenced, placed at the
outermost limits of settlement.'
An intelligent community politics blog.
'Out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight
thing was ever made'.
'The city of Amsterdam enjoys great fame for being the proud owner of
one of the most important intact historical city centres in the world.
The distinctive Amsterdam cityscape is dominated by canal houses, most
of them built as residences for wealthy citizens. These rich mansions
are characterised by narrow, relatively tall facades, crowned by
richly ornamented gable tops ... '
From Chinese shipwrecks... 'Nanhai Marine Archaeology Sdn. Bhd. is a
Malaysian based company licensed by the Ministry of Culture to
excavate and research historical shipwrecks in South China Sea. After
15 years of work, shipwreck with ceramics, old time pottery and
antique china porcelain has been recovered.'
Abodes of Surya.
'The Indian system of beliefs venerates the sun as an inexhaustable
source of energy. Sun worship in India dates back to ancient times.
Perhaps the best known of the sun temples in India are the remains of
the Konark temple on the east coast of India and the remains of the
Modhera sun temple in the western state of Gujarat ... '
Cupolas and architecture, lots of images.
'CUPOLA offers galleries of cupolas, historic architecture, art, &
'Freedom's Fortress: The Library of Congress, 1939-1953 tells the
history of the Library of Congress during a particularly important
period. From 1939 to 1953 the Library underwent a myriad of changes
that established the institution as one of America's foremost citadels
of intellectual freedom. Archibald MacLeish and Luther Harris Evans,
Librarians of Congress during this time, adopted new administrative
procedures that improved the Library's ability to acquire collections
and made it a more vital resource both for Congress and the public
during and after the war. The theme of this online presentation refers
to the title of Lucy Salamanca's book, Fortress of Freedom: The Story
of the Library of Congress (1942). Salamanca, a Library of Congress
employee, wrote with a strong sense of the importance of the
institution as a beacon of knowledge and haven for the written word
during a significant time in American history. The 209 letters,
memoranda, photographs, and Library of Congress publications presented
here (1,176 images in all) are from the Library of Congress Archives
as well as other relevant manuscript collections found in the
Manuscript Division ... '
Rivers of Life.
'Rivers inspire us, transport us, feed and nourish us, and amuse us.
Much of human history, culture, and inspiration is tied to water.
They are places of relaxation, exhilaration, occupation, culture, and
history. With Rivers of Life, you'll use rivers and watersheds as a
context for learning about the environment, and our relationship to
Earth. Studying your local watershed will help you make global
Account of the
'This paper, which was read before the Society of Biblical Archaeology
in London on Decmber 3rd,
1872, caused a sensation. George Smith (1840-76), an engraver by trade,
was self-educated in
Biblical and Near Eastern archeaology, mostly by studying the exhibits at
the British Museum. He
joined the museum as a 'repairer', piecing together fragments of tablets
from Ninevah, a job which
he excelled at. In 1886 he was appointed Assistant, and in 1871 he
published The Phonetic Values of
the Cuneiform Characters, a key reference work for reading Assyrian
HoJoLand. Dedicated to Howard
Restaurant and Ice Cream Shop; all americana.
An extensive and
informative obituary of the former Canadian PM.
'In December 1999, Pierre Elliott Trudeau was named top Canadian
newsmaker of the 20th century. He
finished ahead of prime ministers Mackenzie King, Lester Pearson,
Wilfrid Laurier and Brian
Mulroney, all of whom made the top ten. Think what you will of the
century-ending poll, but no one
will ever remember the man as Pierre Who ... '
Anne Bronte: The
'This work is both a literary, and a pictorial account of the life of
Anne Brontė, with a particular
focus on her connections with the seaside resort of Scarborough; a place
she loved; a place she
portrayed in both her novels - Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell
Hall; a place where she wished
to open her own school, and the place where she ultimately died and
was buried. In 1897, a
journalist declared 'It is impossible to stand by the tomb of the
authoress of "Agnes Grey" and "The
Tenant" without becoming possessed of a great yearning to know more
about her'; and it was this
sentiment, coupled with the knowledge of the hundreds of people
visit Anne's grave at
Scarborough each year, that inspired me to create this web-site. The
links below will take you to a
range of pages - covering various aspects of Anne, her life, and her
"The Arctic remains one of the least explored, studied and understood
places on earth.
Change in the Arctic may play a substantial role in climate change
throughout the globe. ... Global
change, particularly climate change may have its most pronounced effects
in the Arctic."
'It may seem odd to read romantic poetry on a 17-inch Computer-Screen
(let it even be a flatscreen).
And it will sure take many more years until we can all enjoys Keats's
poems online as naturally as
men have done for nearly two-hundred years on paper. But let's forget
about reading conventions for
a moment. Let's consider how we could discover the works of John Keats
all anew today. '
Seiwa-en. A Japanese garden of pure, clear
harmony and peace.
Myths and Legends
of the Celtic Race, 1911.
Past may be forgotten, but it never dies. The elements which in the
most remote times have entered
into a nation's composition endure through all its history, and help
to mould that history, and to
stamp the character and genius of the people.'
Early Netherlandish Painting in
the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
'The Metropolitan Museum of Art's superb collection of early Netherlandish
paintings? the most
comprehensive in this hemisphere?are exhibited together for the first
time in From Van Eyck to
Bruegel: Early Netherlandish Painting in The Metropolitan Museum of
The exhibition features
more than 140 works by the greatest masters of the period?Petrus Christus,
Hans Memling, Gerard
David, Rogier van der Weyden, Joos van Cleve, Robert Campin, Hugo van der
Goes, and Joachim Patinir,
in addition to Jan van Eyck and Pieter Bruegel the Elder.'
An Online Biology
'Welcome to an On-Line Biology Book Table of Contents. Click on the
underlined items to go to those
chapters. The text items are modified lecture outlines I have developed
over the many years of
teaching college-level introductory biology. Use of my text for
educational purposes is encouraged
and appreciated, however many illustrations are taken off the web, and
I have indicated the source
page (when that page still is an active link) and tried to provide a
link back to the original. In
addition, several companies have most graciously allowed me to use
their images. If you are desiring
to use these images yourself please contact the party indicated in
each figure caption. '
Canadian Newspapers and the Second World War.
'During the Second World War, the staff of the century-old Hamilton
Spectator newspaper kept its own monumental record of the war. This
collection of more than 144,000 newspaper articles, manually clipped,
stamped with the date, and arranged by subject, includes news stories
and editorials from newspapers, mostly Canadian, documenting every
aspect of the war. You are invited to explore the online database using
either the Basic search or the detailed search, which includes a date
searching feature. Short historical articles on key topics from the
1939-1945 time period, along with sample clippings from the collection,
supplement this impressive resource of news information "as it
happened". A glossary of terms, highlighted in red throughout the
historical articles, provides definitions for technical terms and
The Class Of...
'In the Class of 1967 & Class of 1988 suite of prints, a custom
averaging process is applied to graduating yearbook photos from my
family history. The Class of 1988 is an amalgamation of all of the young
men and women in my graduating high school class. The Class of 1967 is
composed of all the members from my mother's graduating class from the
same hometown, Fort Worth, Texas.'
'It's my pride and joy to introduce to you pin-up
art's best kept secret--Hilda! We never even allowed
this full-figured gorgeous mirth quake to become a
footnote the in annals of American glam art. I'm here
to hopefully change all that.'
Marizart. African American folk
'Welcome to Marizart.Com, the official online art gallery for the art
of Mari Hall. Strongly influenced by Haitian and African art, Mari
Hall combines folk art and naive styles into a unique African American
art style with a contemporary touch. Her work is known for use of
bold, vibrant color, with delicate line work and pattern. If you are
looking for new and exciting African American art work, you will find
it here! '
The Hoover Dam.
'It has been compared to the Acropolis of Ancient Greece and the
Coliseum of Imperial Rome. Rising 726 feet above the raging waters of
the Colorado River, it was called by the man whose name it bears "the
greatest engineering work of its character ever attempted by the hand
of man." In fact, Hoover Dam reflected the engineering genius and
design philosophy of the time. And, in the midst of the Great
Depression, it was a symbol of hope for the dispossessed.' 'Winding
through California's richly fertile Imperial Valley, the Colorado
River was wildly unpredictable--flooding in the spring, drying up in
the summer. The only way to harness this indispensable resource was to
build a dam, which in turn would provide badly needed electricity to
the western states. It was a brilliantly conceived scheme, uniting
public works and private enterprise. A giant construction company was
formed by six previously smalltime contractors ... '
Ion Popei. Romanian artist
- Christian art
and oil paintings.
'Browsing our christian art gallery you will discover an impressive
collection of religious icons for sale. Our religious icons are unique
and hand painted by artist Ioan Popei from Romania. Apart from
serving as religious objects, icons are appreciated by collectors all
over the world for their artistic value and their charm. Aside from
being a means of christian veneration, icons have an old tradition as
a collector's object and can be a beautiful gift as well. Ioan Popei's
religious art has followed traditional iconographic rules. Icons are
not necessarily collected for religious reasons, but for their
intrinsic artistic value and fine craftmanship. You can find here
christian icons depict Christ, the Virgin Mary, the Apostles, saints,
angels and religious events.'
The Higgs Boson.
'In 1993, the UK Science Minister, William Waldegrave, challenged
physicists to produce an answer that would fit on one page to the
question 'What is the Higgs boson, and why do we want to find it?' ' And
African American Pamphlet Collection.
'From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection,
1822-1909 presents 396 pamphlets from the Rare Book and Special
Collections Division, published from 1822 through 1909, by African-
American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African
colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and related topics. The
materials range from personal accounts and public orations to
organizational reports and legislative speeches. Among the authors
represented are Frederick Douglass, Kelly Miller, Charles Sumner, Mary
Church Terrell, and Booker T. Washington. '
The Ramayana of Valmiki.
'This is the first complete public domain translation of the Ramayana to
be placed online. The Ramayana is one of the two epic Hindu poems, the
other being the Mahabharata. The Ramayana describes a love story between
Rama, an ancient King, and Sita, who is captured by Ravan, the King of
Ceylon. Rama lays siege to Ceylon and wins back Sita. The parallels to
the Iliad are obvious, but the details are very different.'
The Works of Hesiod.
'Hesiod lived in the 8th century BCE, probably about the same time or
shortly after Homer. He refers to himself as a farmer in Boeotia, a
region of central Greece, but other than that we know little. His poetry
codified the chronology and genealogy of the Greek myths. Works and Days
and the Theogony are the only two complete works we have of Hesiod,
other than the first few lines of a poem called the Shield of Heracles.
'The name "Grimoire" is derived from the word "Grammar". A grammar is a
description of a set of symbols and how to combine them to create well-
formed sentences. A Grimoire is, appropriately enough, a description of
a set of magickal symbols and how to combine them properly. Most of the
texts linked below are descriptions of traditional European ritual
magick, which is based on Judeo-Christianity. Even though this must not
be confused with neo-Paganism, many of the neo-Pagan traditions use
similar rituals and techniques, albeit with a different (usually Celtic)
Royal Visits to the University of British Columbia
'On 7th October 2002, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and HRH Prince
Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visited the University of British Columbia
campus as part of the golden jubilee celebrations commemorating the
Queen's 50-year reign. This marked the fourth visit to the University
for the royal couple who came here previously in 1951, 1959 and 1983.'
The Church in the Southern Black Community
'This compilation of printed texts from the libraries at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill traces how Southern African Americans
experienced and transformed Protestant Christianity into the central
institution of community life. Coverage begins with white churches'
conversion efforts, especially in the post-Revolutionary period, and
depicts the tensions and contradictions between the egalitarian
potential of evangelical Christianity and the realities of slavery. It
focuses, through slave narratives and observations by other African
American authors, on how the black community adapted evangelical
Christianity, making it a metaphor for freedom, community, and personal
Works by Jacob Riis.
'Danish-American journalist and social reformer, b. Denmark. He
emigrated to the United States in 1870. In 1877 he became a police
reporter for the New York Tribune and later for the New York Evening
Sun. His reports on slum dwellings and abuses of lower-class urban life
culminated in his first book, How the Other Half Lives (1890), and
earned him the friendship of Theodore Roosevelt.'
Works by HG Wells.
'Although he is probably best remembered for his works of science
fiction, he was also an imaginative social thinker, working assiduously
to remove all vestiges of Victorian social, moral, and religious
attitudes from 20th-century life.'
Mysticism, Christian and Buddhist by
Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki.
'This is a study of Buddhist mysticism, contrasted and compared with
Christian mysticism, particularly the writings of Meister Eckhart.
Suzuki explores Buddhist and Christian concepts of infinity, eternity
and the transmigration of souls. This book explains many difficult
Buddhist concepts, including kono-mama, a state of spiritual
'American journalist and radical leader, b. Portland, Oregon. The
articles that he wrote from Mexico about Pancho Villa established his
reputation as a journalist and a radical. He served as a reporter in
Europe in World War I and was in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) when the
Bolsheviks seized power in 1917; his book, Ten Days That Shook the World
(1919), is considered the best eyewitness account of the revolution. He
died in Moscow of typhus and was buried at the Kremlin.'
Works by Plutarch.
"To conduct great matters and never commit a fault is above the force of
'Welcome to Your Sky, the interactive planetarium of the Web. You can
produce maps in the forms described below for any time and date,
viewpoint, and observing location. If you enter the orbital elements of
an asteroid or comet, Your Sky will compute its current position and
plot it on the map. Each map is accompanied by an ephemeris for the Sun,
Moon, planets, and any tracked asteroid or comet. '
Reba's Victorian Postcards 1907-1910.
'Reba's collection includes nearly 200 greeting and novelty post
cards dating from 1907 to 1910. These beautiful and interesting
Victorian style images are from a period of charm and innocence
which has long passed. They are presented here for your viewing
With an interesting story.
'The goal of this project is to construct a distributed robotic
team on the five to ten centimeter scale that coordinates to provide
extended reconnaissance and surveillance. The millibots an operational
presence in the form of distributed sensors and mobile platforms with
payloads such as cameras, temperature sensors and movement sensors. '
The Situationist International Archives.
'Situationist images and related graphics are available from the
Images link, which currently offers a selection of graphics, and a
picturebook of posters from May 1968 in Paris.'
Human Images in
East Asian Art.
'Several years ago, the Kyoto National Museum organized highly
acclaimed exhibitions entitled Birds and Flowers and Landscapes, two
fundamental subjects in East Asian painting. Since that time, we have
been planning an exhibition around a third major theme in East Asian
art, human figures. In the spring of 2001, the Kyoto National Museum
became a semi-privatized institution, and, significantly, the
exhibition chosen to mark this important historical turning point is
this autumn's show, Human Images ... '
'This website has been designed to provide an introduction to Exeter's
history, and to the important city collections held in its museums. It
is intended to answer some of the most frequent enquiries about the
city's past which are asked by residents, visitors and students. The
sources presented are taken from the museum's collections and the
archives of Exeter Archaeology ... '
Isle of Muck History.
'My mother and I have been researching the history of the Isle of Muck
in Scotland. This website is to allow other people access to some of
the resources which we have discovered to be useful.'
'Muck is a small island off the west coast of Scotland and is one of
the Small Isles (the others are Eigg, Rum and Canna). The island is
about two miles long by one mile wide (approximately 1500 acres) and
currently has a population of about 34 although it was much higher in
the past: it was 144 in 1764 and 68 in 1841 ... '
Moon Lore by
Rev. Timothy Harley, 1885.
'Written just eighty-four years before Neil Armstrong stepped on the
moon, this is a Victorian collection of moon lore: myths, folklore,
superstitions and just plain whimsy from all lands. Although
contemporary astronomers had fairly well wrapped up the question of
whether there was water and air on the moon, Harley still suspected
that the moon was inhabited. However, there was still much that was
unknown about the moon until the first probes were crash-landed on it
(for instance, whether the surface was covered with vast, deep layers
of dust). So we shouldn't feel too smug, even though we've played golf
there. The universe will continue to surprise us. '
Gardens of the
'We would like to invite you to galleries dedicated to the most
outstanding representatives of impressionism, where you can admire
hundreds of high quality reproductions of works by such artists as
Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet,
Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne and Paul Gauguin ... '
Dickens: A Christmas
'I have endeavoured in this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost
of an Idea, which shall not put
my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the
season, or with me. May it haunt
their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it. '
Research Beneath the Sea.
'Imagine the ocean basins drained of all their water. What would the
bottom topography look like? Were mountain ranges and carved canyons
hidden beneath the dark waters? How old are the rocks and sediments on
the ocean floors? Geologists in the early nineteenth century
speculated that the ocean floors were dull expanses of mud--
featureless and flat. For centuries, naturalists also thought that the
oldest rocks on Earth were on the ocean floors. They believed that the
present-day ocean basins formed at the very beginning of the Earth's
history and throughout time they had slowly been filling by a constant
rain of sediment from the lands. Data gathered since the 1930's have
enabled scientists to view the seafloor as relatively youthful and
geologically dynamic, with mountains, canyons, and other topographic
forms similar to those found on land. The seafloor is no more than 200
million years old--a "young" part of the globe's crust compared to the
continents which may contain rocks nearly 20 times that age ... '
Nazi and East
German Propaganda Archive.
'Propaganda was central to Nazi Germany and the German Democratic
Republic. The German Propaganda Archive includes both propaganda
itself and material produced for the guidance of propagandists. The
goal is to help people understand the two great totalitarian systems
of the twentieth century by giving them access to the primary material
Bonhoeffer: Agent of Grace.
'A religious scholar in a country bent on expanding an ideology of
national and racial superiority, Dietrich Bonhoeffer struggled inside
himself and chose to resist the Nazis. His convictions inspired many
to resist, but cost him his freedom and life at the hands of the
Temples of Karnataka.
'The State of Karnataka is known for its multitude of tourist
attractions and temples. Pilgrimage centers such as Mookambika and
Udupi cradled in the western ghats offer a contrast to the ruins of
the once grand Vijayanagar edifices at Hampi. The Hoysala temples
marked with a profusion of intricate sculpture, and the ancient
temples built by the Cholas, and the Chalukyan temples add to the
variation in style across this state.'
Sketchy & Sci-Fi Book Covers.
'For those of you wondering about all this stuff, these are book
covers and movie posters, mostly from the '50s and '60s, which I find
humorous. Some are from science fiction movies that actually good,
such as Blade Runner and Metropolis, and some are from movies that
aren't, and some are from books that obviously aren't. They are all
real. Also, all of these pictures were stolen from random websites,
and not a single one is mine. I love the Internet.'
Playboy Centrefold. Safe for work.
'The photographs in this suite are the result of mean averaging every
Playboy centerfold foldout for the four decades beginning Jan. 1960
through Dec. 1999. This tracks, en masse, the evolution of this form
Out of Africa: One Man's Journey.
'Habari (Hello) from "Out of Africa - Too." Enjoy an African Journey,
focusing on East Africa, especially the countries of Kenya, Uganda,
Rwanda and South Sudan. This site is not so much about the scenic
wonders and wildlife, but about the heart of Africa, its people which
is the true "Out of Africa." This Africa site is filled with stories
and pictures of life in Africa, African encounters, impressions and
insights from the perspective of a mzungu (westerner). '
'Under the Mughals, India was the heart of a great Islamic empire and
a prolific center of Islamic culture and learning. According to
historian Gavin Hambly, the Mughals provided the setting for a
brilliant court and a vigorous cultural life which was equal to
Isfahan under the Safavid Shahs or Istanbul under the Ottoman
'The Mughals lived and reigned in India from 1526 to 1858 AD. Their
dynasty was the greatest, richest and longest-lasting Muslim dynasty
to rule India. This dynasty produced the finest and most elegant arts
and architecture in the history of Muslim dynasties. '
Japanese American Internment.
'During the opening months of World War II, almost 120,000 Japanese
Americans, two-thirds of them citizens of the United States, were
forced out of their homes and into detention camps established by the
U.S. government. Many would spend the next three years living under
armed guard, behind barbed wire. This exhibit explores this period
when racial prejudice and fear upset the delicate balance between the
rights of the citizen and the power of the state. It tells the story
of Japanese Americans who suffered a great injustice at the hands of
the government, and who have struggled ever since to insure the rights
of all citizens guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.'
Testament in Modern English.
'A blending and paraphrase of the 4 Gospels
Everything Jesus said and did
by Charles Templeton.'
From a page about Charles
Templeton - 'lived from 1915 to 2001 and had one of the most
storied careers of any Canadian in the 20th century. From poor
beginnings, he zoomed through a dozen different occupations, rising to
the top of most, and then abandoning it for the next. '
'Andy Goldsworthy is a brilliant British artist who collaborates with
nature to make his creations. Besides England and Scotland, his work
has been created at the North Pole, in Japan, the Australian Outback,
and in the U.S.'
The Tumbleweed Rover. An interesting robot.
'This site is designed for anyone interested in novel ideas in the
area of autonomous exploration of remote Earth locations and Earth's
neighboring planets. '
The Kansai region of Japan.
'The objectives of this program Kansai Digital Archibes are recording
tangible and intangible
cultural assets in the form of digital images, and storing this
information in databases so that it
can be perused at any time and transmitted via information networks to
'Poverty of Indians must be studied with a slightly different perspective
(than the poverty of other
societies) due to the deep religious faiths of her people. Sadhus such as
Nagas may be poor by
Western definitions, but for them, it is a chosen (and infinitely richer)
way of life. Many of the
beggars in India do so to follow family traditions, and to fulfill vows
made to a deity. My
grandmother (the grandma Kamat, "Kaki" for those who know her), is named
Bhikki or beggar after one
such vow. The first steps of becoming a Hindu monk (brahmachari) would be
to beg (for the teacher
and for self) ... '
The Discovery of the Cell.
'Science is a continuous process of refining and perfecting our own
and other people's perspectives
on a phenomenon; conceptions are replaced as further and better
information becomes available. We
slowly approach a consensus in this way. Few truths will endure through
the sojourn of man or his
successors on this planet, and many "truths" held today may be found
inappropriate tomorrow. This
progression from old to new continues, such that at present the cell
remains a conception; but the
object as such does not interest science, it is the explanation of the
object that holds the
interest.' 'Our notion of the cell is in many respects as controversial
today as it was centuries
ago. If this statement holds true, then we should still find it very
difficult, if not impossible,
to define a cell. And if this in turn is true, then we must accept that
the "cell" remains an
abstraction, a hypothesis, or at most a young theory requiring further
definition, and not a fact.
more easily be appreciated by reviewing its development, but unfortunately
few cell biologists,
eager to make their mark in this highly competitive and rapidly advancing
field today, seem to find
the time to look at the history of its emergence. We hope, however, that
they will browse this
database and imbibe a little more about their inheritance.'
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses
'Considered among the greatest of military memoirs, these two volumes were
an immediate bestseller.
With the help of his publisher, Mark Twain, Grant wrote to the last month
of his life to leave a
legacy for his family after being defrauded a year earlier of his estate.'
Electronic Arts: A Disgruntled
'EA's bright and shiny new corporate trademark is "Challenge Everything."
Where this applies is not
exactly clear. Churning out one licensed football game after another
doesn't sound like challenging
much of anything to me; it sounds like a money farm. To any EA executive
that happens to read this,
I have a good challenge for you: how about safe and sane labor practices
for the people on whose
backs you walk for your millions? ' Via
Museum of Menstruation
and Women's Health. Linked before, but there's
a lot more there now, and it's a great site.
'Discover the rich history of menstruation and women's health on this
Web site - MUM for short - devoted to menstruation and selected topics
of women's health!'