Old Towns. (UK)
'Search Old Towns to find details of the market towns and larger villages
of England, exactly as they were described during the second quarter of
the 19th century.'
'Old Towns is a resource of 19th century English historical data,
extracted and digitized from articles written between 1833 and 1848 which
were originally published in 'The Penny Cyclopedia' by The Society for the
Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.'
of Che Guevara: Declassified.
'On October 9th, 1967, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was put to death by Bolivian
soldiers, trained, equipped and guided by U.S. Green Beret and CIA
operatives. His execution remains a historic and controversial event; and
thirty years later, the circumstances of his guerrilla foray into Bolivia,
his capture, killing, and burial are still the subject of intense public
interest and discussion around the world.' 'As part of the thirtieth
anniversary of the death of Che Guevara, the National Security Archive's
Cuba Documentation Project is posting a selection of key CIA, State
Department, and Pentagon documentation relating to Guevara and his death.
This electronic documents book is compiled from declassified records
obtained by the National Security Archive, and by authors of two new books
on Guevara: Jorge Castañeda's Compañero: The Life and Death of Che Guevara
(Knopf), and Henry Butterfield Ryan's The Fall of Che Guevara (Oxford
University Press). The selected documents, presented in order of the
events they depict, provide only a partial picture of U.S. intelligence
and military assessments, reports and extensive operations to track and
"destroy" Che Guevara's guerrillas in Bolivia; thousands of CIA and
military records on Guevara remain classified. But they do offer
significant and valuable information on the high-level U.S. interest in
tracking his revolutionary activities, and U.S. and Bolivian actions
leading up to his death. '
'The Antiquities of Wisconsin, Increase A. Lapham's most important
published work, was the result of his interest in the Indian effigy mounds
found on Wisconsin's Landscape. His research for the work was funded by
the American Antiquarian Society and it was published in the Smithsonian
Contributions to Knowledge series. Antiquities includes 92 pages of text,
illustrated with 61 wood engravings, and 55 lithographed plates ... '
' "Negro Spirituals" was one of the many literary results of Thomas
Wentworth Higginson's years as colonel of the First South Carolina
Volunteers, the initial regiment of freed slaves to fight for Union forces
during the Civil War. The text represents the first substantial published
collection of African American spiritual lyrics. When it appeared in June
1867 in the Atlantic Monthly, the magazine to which Higginson regularly
contributed, no previous work had reproduced more than a dozen spirituals,
and no one had attempted the kind of analysis of the performances that
Higginson sets out to do in these pages ... '
'Once state-of-the-art mental healthcare facilities, Kirkbride buildings
have long been relics of an obsolete therapeutic method known as Moral
Treatment. These massive structures were conceived as ideal sanctuaries
for the mentally ill in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Careful
attention was given to every detail of their design in order to promote a
healthy environment and to convey a sense of respectable decorum. Placed
in secluded areas within expansive grounds, many seemed almost palace-like
from the outside. However, growing populations and insufficient funding
led to unfortunate conditions that spoiled their idealistic promise...'
A Slice of Life in a Bangalore Neighborhood.
'We've lived in Malleswaram (mull-ae-sh-war-rum) in the city of Bangalore
for many many years and I am familiar with every street and corner of the
old Bangalore neighborhood. Historically, Malleswaram dates back to the
Maratha times (Shivaji's brother Ekoji is said to have built what is now
the Kadu or Wild-Malleswaram temple), and geographically extends from
Yeshwantpur in the north, bordering the great campus of the Indian
Institute of Science, to what used to be the Minerva mills, and from the
Milk Colony to Vyalikaval extension horizontally. The grid of roads are
called main roads and cross roads (like avenues and streets in USA), and
it is one of the few places in India where you can locate a house by its
address (see: Amusing Postal Addresses from India)...'
'David Teniers, the son of the painter David Teniers the Elder, was born
in Antwerp in 1610. His father was his first and principal teacher in
painting. While David Teniers the Elder had been unsuccessful and was even
put into debtors' prison, Teniers the Younger became known all over Europe
Robert Boyle 1627-91.
'Robert Boyle was one of the most significant of British scientists.
More than anyone else, he invented the modern experimental method.
His profuse published findings on pneumatics, chemistry and many other
scientific topics were widely influential in providing empirical support
for a mechanical view of nature. He also wrote books on the
philosophical aspects of science, and on religion. He was a founding
member of the Royal Society, and was the doyen of that body in its
Bong Zen Monastery.
'The objective of Su Bong Zen Monastery is "to attain our true self
and save all beings from suffering". Our practice is through Zen
Meditation and Kong-an Interview to open up our mind, attain correct
way of life, benefiting ourselves and others, to follow the
Bodhisattva path and save all beings.'
'This site presents information on Indigenous peoples in Mexico, Central,
and South America. '
Diorama Bethlehem. The world's largest
'The Christmas story - from the announcement to the shepherds, the scene
of the birth of Christ and the arrival of the three kings till the
flight into Egypt - illustrated with over 450 wood-carved figures
wearing oriental costumes in a realistic reproduction of the environs
The BBC Lives!
'These pages are dedicated to the memory and continued support of the
BBC microcomputer, and all its close relatives. These include the
Atom, the BBC models A, B and B+, the Electron, the BBC Master and
the Master Compact. All of these micros were based on the 6502
microprocessor, and provided unparalleled ease of use and extendability
for their time. '
Lost Neighbourhood. Jewish Vienna.
'A private initiative of some inhabitants of a small Viennese road to
create an imitation of the facade of the synagogue that was there from
1903 till 1938 and to invite former Jewish inhabitants of their area to
return to Vienna and share their memories.'
The Jack London Collection.
'Jack London (born Jan. 12, 1876, died Nov. 22, 1916) is best known for
his books The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and The Sea-Wolf, and a few
short stories, such as "To Build a Fire" and "The White Silence." In
fact, he was a prolific writer whose fiction explored three geographies
and their cultures: the Yukon, California, and the South Pacific. He
experimented with many literary forms, from conventional love stories
and dystopias to science fantasy. His noted journalism included war
correspondence, boxing stories, and the life of Molokai lepers. A
committed socialist, he insisted against editorial pressures to write
political essays and insert social criticism in his fiction. '
Honore de Balzac.
'Honoré de Balzac (1799-1850) was a French journalist and writer,
regarded as one of the creators of realism in literature. Balzac's huge
production of novels and short stories are collected under the name La
Karl Blossfeldt. In nature, art.
'Soulcatcher Studio is proud to present the complete 1928 first edition
Karl Blossfeldt's masterwork, Urformen der Kunst (Art Forms in Nature),
for the first time ever in its entirety on the World Wide Web.'
The Black Book. A record of the
'About the evil, universal murder of Jews
By the German-Fascist Aggressors
In the temporarily occupied regions
Of the Soviet Union
And in the Camps of Poland
During the War 1941 - 1945 '.
Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording
'Berliner (1851-1929), an immigrant and a largely self-educated man,
was responsible for the development of the microphone and the flat
recording disc and gramophone player. Although the focus of this online
collection is on the gramophone and its recordings, it includes much
evidence of Berliner's other interests, such as information on his
businesses, his crusades for the pasteurization of milk and other
public-health issues, his philanthropy, his musical composition,
and even his poetry. Spanning the years 1870 to 1956, the collection
comprises correspondence, articles, lectures, speeches, scrapbooks,
photographs, catalogs, clippings, experiment notes, and rare sound
Joe DiMaggio: The Hero's Life. Baseball
'He was one of the greatest sports heroes ever -- and one of the most
unlikely. Raised in a poor Italian fishing community in San Francisco,
Joe DiMaggio joined the New York Yankees in 1936 and quickly rose to
become the star of baseball's golden age. He was graceful, elegant,
and inspiring; his 56-game hitting streak electrified the nation. But
Joe was always obsessed with being perfect, and over time became bitter
and cynical about his celebrity. After his tumultuous marriage to Marilyn
Monroe, he turned to cashing in on his fame...'
Siegfried Sassoon Collection.
'His poetry-at times violent, always honest-expressed his conviction of
the brutality and waste of war in grim, forceful, realistic verse. '
'Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born on December 10, 1830 in the quiet
community of Amherst, Massachusetts, the second daughter of Edward and
Emily Norcross Dickinson. Emily, Austin (her older brother) and her
younger sister Lavinia were nurtured in a quiet, reserved family headed
by their authoritative father Edward. Throughout Emily's life, her
mother was not "emotionally accessible," the absence of which might have
caused some of Emily's eccentricity. Being rooted in the puritanical
Massachusetts of the 1800's, the Dickinson children were raised in the
Christian tradition, and they were expected to take up their father's
religious beliefs and values without argument. Later in life, Emily
would come to challenge these conventional religious viewpoints of her
father and the church, and the challenges she met with would later
contribute to the strength of her poetry.'
'Author-poet Carl Sandburg was born in the three-room cottage at 313
East Third Street in Galesburg on January 6, 1878. The modest house,
which is maintained by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency,
reflects the typical living conditions of a late nineteenth century
working-class family. Many of the furnishings once belonged to the
Sandburg family. Behind the home stands a small wooded park. There,
beneath Remembrance Rock, lie the ashes of Carl Sandburg, who died in
'By the time of Chaucer (1343-1400) the English language had begun to
emerge in its modern form, although we find his verse difficult to read
today. Nevertheless, Chaucer's genius established English as a new
language of literature and was a primary influence on poets of the
Fifteenth Century. With the English renaissance of the Sixteenth
Century, the language had moved much closer to its modern form, Chaucer
came to be regarded as the English Homer, and a new flowering of poetry
took place in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. These poets adopted sonnet
forms from Italy and wrote enormous numbers of love poems, but they also
tried new meters and entertained other subjects, such as the passage of
time, the effect of imprisonment, views on the happy life, the kingdom
of the mind, old age, advise to a son, true joy, and tributes to the
Kamo no Chomei.
'Kamo no Chomei (1153-1216) was born into a family of Shinto priests in
Kyoto, Japan, and began his career as a poet at the imperial court.
Later, the retired Emperor appointed Chomei (or Komei) to the Poetry
Bureau, made up of Japan's leading poets. There Chomei published an
essay on poetic technique. He later gave up Shintoism and became a
Buddhist monk, spending much of his time as a hermit living in a small,
isolated hut. Chomei wrote the essay An Account of My Hut (Hojoki), in
which he describes the advantages of a life of isolation and tranquility
compared to the turbulence, hazards and upheavals of city life.'
'Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa in 1564. He had an early education in
Latin and Greek that laid the foundation for his elegant and penetrating
style of writing. He began to study medicine at the University of Pisa
at age seventeen, but abandoned this for mathematics. He became
professor of mathematics at Pisa in 1589 and was professor of
mathematics at Padua between 1592 and 1610. During this period he used
the newly invented telescope to observe the mountains on the moon and
the rotation of the moons of Jupiter. In 1610 he published his findings
in The Starry Messenger (Siderius Nuncius) He became mathematician and
philosopher to the Grand Duke at Florence in 1611, remaining in this
position until his imprisonment by the Inquisition in 1633.'
'There are many different Bushmen peoples in southern Africa, primarily
in the Kalahari Desert. The San and !Kun peoples from whom the following
stories were collected (1870-85), inhabited the Cape Colony and were
sometimes referred to as Flat or Grass Bushmen. The !Kun were Bushmen
who were encountered beyond Damarland. Although their languages were
similar, the two groups could not understand each other. Both languages
make use of about five or six different click sounds, which here are not
differentiated but indicated by a single exclamation mark. These people
may have lived in southern Africa for over 20,000 years; at one time
they may have occupied a large part of the continent.'
'The Maoris in New Zealand trace their ancestry back to a migration by
canoes from Hawaiki, perhaps 800 to 1,000 years ago. Hawaiki has been
variously interpreted as Hawaii, the Cook Islands, or the Society
Islands. The Maoris are Polynesians and their legends tell of a black
race inhabiting New Zealand before their arrival, probably Melanesians.
These they conquered and assimilated. In coming to New Zealand, the
Polynesians brought with them not only their distinctive farming but
also their oral traditions and history, in which songs play an important
'Epicurus (342-270 BCE) was born in Samos and is believed to have become
a teacher in Colophon. He perhaps gained an interest in philosophy by
reading Democritus. He subsequently formulated a philosophy of his own
that extended the atomic theory of Democritus and his concept of
cheerfulness. Epicurus probably started making his ideas public on the
island of Lesbos in about 311 BCE. A few years later he returned to
Athens, where he remained for the rest of his life, becoming famous for
putting forward a broad-based philosophy linking the life of man and the
physical world in a single atomic theory. He put forward his teachings
in his garden outside of the city and became the venerated head of a
unique society of men and women. When Epicurus died he left his house
and garden in trust for the use of this society.'
Han Fei Tzu.
'Han Fei Tzu (280-233 BCE), a prince of Han, was a leading philosopher
of the legalist tradition in China. A habitual stutterer, he
concentrated his energy into written works, which gained favor with the
king of Ch'in. When the king attacked Han, Fei was sent as a goodwill
ambassador. Ch'in's ministers argued that Fei would be disloyal, being
from Han, and that it would be best to pass sentence on him for some
offense. While the king was arranging this, the ministers, with a sad
disregard for legalistic philosophy, had Fei sentenced to commit suicide
by poisoning. The sentence was carried out in 233 BC.'
American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i.
'Few American icons are as well known for their popular kitsch as the
hula dance. From old Hollywood movies to entertainment for tourists,
the hip-swaying girls in grass skirts and colorful lei have long masked
an ancient cultural tradition. Now, after years of being shadowed by
stereotypes, the hula is experiencing a rebirth that celebrates
Hawaiian culture. '
Political Cartoons of David Horsey.
'A good editorial cartoonist can produce smiles at the nation's breakfast
tables and, at the same time, screams around the White House. That's the
point of cartooning: to tickle those who agree with you, torture those
who don't, and maybe sway the remainder. '
Holocaust: The Untold Story.
'This exhibit dispels the myth that the Holocaust
was a secret and explores the reasons why
America's newspapers downplayed the horrifying
reports from Europe.'
Memorials of Madhya Pradesh.
'The author traveled extensively in the state of Madhya Pradesh in
Central India in the year 1976-1977 to observe, discover, study, and
photograph the memorials scattered throughout the state. This study is
mainly based on field observations and discussions with the local people,
rather than on the published information. '
The Commissar Vanishes: The Falsification of
Photographs in Stalin's Russia.
can lie. They certainly do in the Soviet Union from
1929 to 1953, the years of Joseph Stalin's dictatorial
rule. Stalin's agents routinely arrest and kill as
"enemies of the people" anyone who disagrees with his
politics. Communist Party workers then try to remove
any trace of these people from the photographic
archives, and so from the media.' 'The Commissar
Vanishes exhibition explores this censored history. By
the 1930s Communist "truth" circulates worldwide in
party approved books. With airbrush or ink spot, the
photo censors work quietly. But despite their power,
they ultimately fail. The images expose decades of
photographic lies. It's a stark visual tour through a
society where freedom is not an option -- the culture
of control that goes on to create the Berlin Wall.'
'Late in her life, the actor Mary Pickford described a
recurring nightmare in which she walked out on stage
to perform, only to find there was no one in the
audience to watch her. ' 'For most of her career,
Pickford had played to full houses and adoring fans.
She had created a totally new way of acting that
entranced audiences and left them spell-bound. But she
wasn't just a talented performer, she was also a
creative producer and shrewd businessperson who
played a pivotal role in shaping the first new media
of the twentieth century. She was the first star to
have her own production company and the first woman
to take control of her career in a tough business run
by tough men.' 'For nearly two decades Pickford
skillfully navigated her way through the industry. But
by the end of her life, her nightmare became her
reality. She discovered that fame was fleeting, the
crowds fickle. This powerful and moving American
Experience production uses archival footage, stills,
original audio interviews with Pickford and clips from
her movies to tell a story that is full of joy and
power, of loneliness and despair.'
'Rock paintings and engravings are Africa's oldest
continuously practiced art form. Depictions of elegant
human figures, richly hued animals, and figures
combining human and animal features—called
therianthropes and associated with shamanism—continue
to inspire admiration for their sophistication,
energy, and direct, powerful forms. The apparent
universality of these images is deceptive; content and
style range widely over the African continent.
Nevertheless, African rock art can be divided into
three broad geographical zones—southern , central, and
northern. The art of each of these zones is
distinctive and easily recognizable, even to an
and Religion Among the Greeks and Romans.
'This is a study of star-worship by Franz Cumont. At
the turn of the 20th century, Cumont collected all
available astrological and astronomical texts from
antiquity. This book summarizes his knowledge and
theories on this subject. Cumont shows that
astronomical knowledge was developed over time in the
ancient Near East, eventually allowing prediction of
phenomena such as the location of the planets, the
phases of the moon, and eclipses. This knowledge was
used as the basis of a religious system which was
integrated into Greek and Roman Paganism. This
involved worship of the planets and stars and a belief
that after death (if virtuous) we ascend to the
heavens. Other aspects of ancient star-worship that
are still with us are our seven-day week and the
transference of the winter Solstice into the
celebration of the birth of Christ. '
Guide to Ethnic Fried Doughs
Around the World.
'Exactly where and when the first fried dough appeared
is the subject of much speculation and one that is
covered under the History portion of this site. What
can be agreed upon is that almost every culture has
its own version of fried dough, be it savory or sweet,
with or without a hole.'
'Project Wittenberg is home to works by and about
Martin Luther and other Lutherans. Here you will find
all manner of texts from short quotations to
commentaries, hymns to statements of faith,
theological treatises to biographies, and links to
other places where words and images from the history
of Lutheranism live. '
'Project Wittenberg is the first step towards an
international electronic library of Lutheranism ... '
Gallery. Outsider art.
'The Barbara Archer Gallery offers the very best of
self-taught and contemporary art. We specialize in
work by long-recognized masters and innovative new
works by a select group of emerging artists ... ' Gallery.
Golden Gate Bridge.
'On May 27, 1937, 200,000 people thronged to the
newly-completed Golden Gate Bridge and walked,
climbed, skated or cycled across. After 18 years of
struggles to complete the bridge, San Francisco's
jubilance was unrestrained. There was a tap dancer, a
tuba player and a woman determined to be the first to
walk its length with her tongue out.' 'Twenty years
earlier, choked off at the tip of a peninsula, San
Francisco had faced a future of increased congestion
and economic strangulation. Though many in the city
longed for a bridge connecting San Francisco to the
counties to the north, the obstacles to construction
were daunting.' 'It took a hustler and
self-promoter, a man who had never designed or
overseen the building of a suspension bridge, to take
up the challenge. Joseph Strauss spent thirteen years
wrangling with local politicians, arguing with the War
Department over designs and fighting lawsuits from
bridge opponents before he was able to break ground.
By the time the bridge was complete, Strauss, his team
of designers and his construction crews had built
what has since been called one of the "Seven Wonders
of the Modern World." '
Microscope Imaging Station.
'Since their appearance in the 17th century, images from microscopes
have fascinated and informed. Microscopes, as tools of scientific
discovery, revolutionized our view of nature. Since that time, imaging
capabilities have evolved, allowing us to capture dazzling imagery of
the microscopic world. '
Shuckland. Legends surrounding phantom dogs in
The 1916 Easter Rising.
'The 1916 Easter Rising and the War of Independence that followed in
1919-21 transformed the political landscape in Ireland. You can explore
the events leading up to 1916, the Insurrection itself and its
aftermath, through essays, photographs, sound archive, music and
newspapers from the period.'
History of the Tolstoy Family.
'Tolstoy, or Tolstoi is a prominent family of Russian nobility,
descending from one Andrey Kharitonovich Tolstoy (i.e., "the Fat") who
served under Vasily II of Moscow. The "wild Tolstoys" (as they were
known in the high society of Imperial Russia) have left a lasting legacy
in Russian politics, military history, literature, and fine arts...'
Richard Wagner Web Site.
'The subject of the Richard Wagner Web Site, edited by Kristian Evensen,
is the German composer Richard Wagner (1813-1883), his works and life.
Links marked "External" are translations which are located on other web
The South Texas Border 1900-1920: Photographs from
the Robert Runyon Collection.
'The Robert Runyon Photograph Collection of the South Texas Border Area,
a collection of over 8,000 items, is a unique visual resource
documenting the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the early 1900s. Donated
by the Runyon family to the Center for American History in 1986, it
includes glass negatives, lantern slides, nitrate negatives, prints, and
postcards, representing the life's work of commercial photographer
Robert Runyon (1881-1968), a longtime resident of South Texas. His
photographs document the history and development of South Texas and the
border, including the Mexican Revolution, the U.S. military presence at
Fort Brown and along the border prior to and during World War I, and the
growth and development of the Rio Grande Valley. '
'This is the official website of the Autonomous Territory of the
Original Kichwa Nation of Sarayaku (TAYJA-SARUTA). The purpose is to
promote our work with art, music, education, natural resource
management, tourism, and community development in general. Because of
the current problems with the petrol companies, it also functions as a
campaign site for the defense of our territory. '
'The Kichwa community of Sarayaku is located in the Pastaza province in
the Amazonian region of Ecuador (see map), on the Bobonaza River, 30
minutes flight from the nearest town, Puyo, or two days on river from
the parish of Canelos. The population is approximately a thousand, and
the community belongs to the Organization of Indigenous Peoples of
Pastaza, OPIP. '
'Its name, which means "River of Corn" was given hundreds of years ago
by our wise ancestors. '
The Virtual Magistrate
'is a service for resolution of disputes among online computer
users,computer operations and persons harmed by the posting of wrongful
online messages.' Online
Soma, Offertory and Elixir.
'This Tibetan offertory cover is a rare and exceptional object which has
until now only been described briefly ... It is a head, skinned rather
than stripped of flesh, in gilt iron with traces of colour - red for the
mouth and blue for the hair; it is 36 cm in height, 19 cm in diameter at
the ears and 16 cm at the base. The information indicating that Giuseppe
Tucci wrote an article on the subject has not yet been verified, his
archives being sealed. However, using the information obtained in his
research, we will try to support the hypothesis of the object's function
in rituals, and this will lead us to India, Gandhara and Tibet. '
Robot Assisted Microsurgery.
'Building on its established NASA technology base in teleoperation and
telerobotics, JPL collaborated with MicroDexterity Systems, Inc. (MDS)
to develop a new robotic microdexterity platform with important
applications to medicine. This Robot Assisted MicroSurgery (RAMS)
workstation will enable new procedures of the brain, eye, ear, nose,
throat, face, and hand. RAMS was designed in cooperation with leading
microsurgeons. The resulting technology developments were evaluated in
actual clinical procedures ... '
'The astrolabe is a very ancient astronomical computer for solving
problems relating to time and the position of the Sun and stars in the
sky. Several types of astrolabes have been made. By far the most popular
type is the planispheric astrolabe, on which the celestial sphere is
projected onto the plane of the equator. A typical old astrolabe was
made of brass and was about 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, although much
larger and smaller ones were made ... '
The Holyland in Belfast. Belfast street photographs.
'The Holy Land in Belfast exists only as a blasphemous prayer. It is
maze of little Belfast streets behind Queen's University and beside the
River Lagan. Jerusalem Street. Palestine Street. Damascus Street. Some
family homes here still have their own little holy of holies: china
cabinets behind net curtains with best china, souvenirs from seaside
towns ... '
Online Burma Library.
'Classified and annotated links
to more than 5000 full text documents on Burma/Myanmar.'
'This web site contains the largest selection of Albanian literature
ever to have appeared in English translation. It comprises a wide range
of Albanian authors from past and present, including writers from
Albania, Kosova and the Albanian diaspora. These translations are the
fruits of over twenty years of research in the field of Albanian
studies. Some were published, but most of them appear here for the first
In Search of New Spain, in modern Florida.
'Richard & Joyce Wolkomir brave Florida's heat to discover more than 400
years of history. Find your own fountain of youth in America's Spanish
Feathered-Back Hair Site.
'Surely you've thumbed through a high school yearbook from the late 70's
and early 80's and you've found photo after photo of women wearing
feathered hair modeled after the wild, tossled, flipped-back, golden
tresses of Farrah Fawcett. Yes, it's true that many women went into
hair salons between 1976 and 1983 asking for the "Farrah" look, but is
this what they actually came out with? The answer is yes for some, but
for many the answer is no, no, no, no, no ... '
'So you want to shave your head? Information and advice on head-shaving,
including a how-to guide, reviews of head-shaving products, and other
handy tips. '
Geometry in Action.
'This page collects various areas in which ideas from discrete and
computational geometry (meaning mainly low-dimensional Euclidean
geometry) meet some real world applications. It contains brief
descriptions of those applications and the geometric questions arising
from them, as well as pointers to web pages on the applications
themselves and on their geometric connections. This is largely organized
by application but some major general techniques are also listed as
topics. Suggestions for other applications and pointers are welcome ...
Military Maps of Scotland (18th Century).
'During the Jacobite period in the 18th century, the Board of Ordnance
made numerous maps and plans for the use of government troops. They
provide valuable information about 18th century Scotland, and are of
interest not just to military historians ... '
Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends, by "Aunt
'Jewish folklore is full of vivid stories that both entertain and teach.
This book is based on tales from the Talmud and Midrash. While some of
the themes are familiar from fairy-tales and folklore from other
traditions, the stories in this collection are infused with the
perennial Jewish struggle for survival and dignity, as well as a large
helping of gentle humor. '
'Juan Gelman, the Argentinian poet, today searches for the remains of
his daughter-in-law, María Claudia. She was kidnapped in Buenos Aires,
Argentina in August 1976, along with her husband, Marcelo Ariel, Juan
Gelman's son. In October 1976 María Claudia, 19 years of age and eight
and a half months pregnant, was carried off to Montevideo, Uruguay by
members of the Uruguayan military, while Marcelo Ariel was murdered. She
gave birth to their daughter that November in Montevideo. Afterwards
María Claudia was murdered in cold blood ... '
Small-Town America: Stereoscopic Views from the Robert
'12,000 photographs of the Mid-Atlantic states New York, New Jersey, and
Connecticut from the 1850s to the 1910s, from the Robert N. Dennis
Collection of Stereoscopic Views at the New York Public Library. The
views show buildings and street scenes in cities, towns, and villages as
well as natural landscapes. They also depict agriculture, industry,
transportation, homes, businesses, local celebrations, natural
disasters, people, and costumes. '
The Official Web Site of Billie Holiday.
'"Singing songs like the 'The Man I Love' or 'Porgy' is no more work
than sitting down and eating Chinese roast duck, and I love roast duck,"
she wrote in her autobiography. "I've lived songs like that." '
Journey into the Ocean's Maw.
'Enchanted by a symbol for a whirlpool on a nautical chart, best-selling
author Simon Winchester was drawn into a voyage of discovery that took
him halfway around the world and into these man-eating gyres ... '