Monday, 29 December 2008
The Tree of Life.
'Each page contains information about a particular group of organisms (e.g., echinoderms, tyrannosaurs, phlox flowers, cephalopods, club fungi, or the salamanderfish of Western Australia). ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life. Starting with the root of all Life on Earth and moving out along diverging branches to individual species, the structure of the ToL project thus illustrates the genetic connections between all living things. '
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
'The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam is among the few masterpieces that has been translated into most languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, and Urdu.'
Abandoned London - Christmas Morning.
Medieval Manuscripts in the Dutch National Library.
Japanese Matchbox Labels.
The Bubble Blower Museum.
'Bubble blowers are among the oldest and most popular of children's toys. Even when families had no money for toys, they could find a wire to twist into a circle and some soap for blowing bubbles.'
Artists' Books Online.
Books which take the form of works of art and are both text and art.
Some good ones :
'How to Humiliate Your Peeping Tom' : http://www.artistsbooksonline.org/works/hhpt/imageindex/126.96.36.199.xml
'Life in a Book' : http://www.artistsbooksonline.org/works/inbk/imageindex/188.8.131.52.xml
'Black Dog White Bark' : http://www.artistsbooksonline.org/works/bdwb/imageindex/184.108.40.206.xml
The Metcalf Collection of Images of Stained Glass.
'With the advent of World War II, these fearless individuals traveled throughout Europe to photograph stained glass before it was either secured for safe keeping or else destroyed in the war. Kodak developed a special color slide film for them and they devised their own unique classification system to document these works. The glass in these images covers Austria, England, France, Germany, Switzerland. The coverage of these areas is not comprehensive. By far the largest area to be photographed was France and only one building for example was documented in Austria and indeed only one image as well. Within each building they photographed what was there often against tremendous odds with enemy forces arriving as they were still documenting. Every effort was made to satisfactorily cover all of the glass from the twelfth century to the twentieth century, but it is clear that there are omissions. The collection lay for many years in the Dayton Art Institute from where it was transferred to Princeton’s Index of Christian Art in 2004.'
'ZooBorns brings you the newest and cutest exotic animal babies from zoos and aquariums around the world.'
Baby aardvark : http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2008/12/naked-into-the-world-amani-the-baby-aardvark.html
Panda : http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2008/10/giant-panda-cub.html
Otters : http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2008/12/otter-you-glad-for-the-holidays.html
Lighthouses of the Great Lakes.
A virtual gazetteer.
What On Earth Are We Doing?
What on Earth are we doing?, D.H.Keen and G.E.Simmons, illustrated by Pat Oakley, Ladybird Books, Loughborough 1976.
Covered Bridges of Madison County, Iowa.
Jets on the Sun.
Galaxies in the River.