Friday, December 22, 2006

Fred's Finds: Darwin, Plutarch, LoC

The Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online

"This site contains Darwin's complete publications, many handwritten manuscripts and the largest Darwin bibliography and manuscript catalogue ever published. There are over 160 ancillary texts, from reference works to reviews, obituaries, recollections and more. Free mp3 downloads are available...Many of the books are signed by Darwin or belonged to his family, see: Life of Erasmus Darwin, Coral reefs, Variation or Flowers."

Plutarch's home on the Web

"But if any man undertake to write a history that has to be collected from materials gathered by observation and the reading of works not easy to be got in all places, nor written always in his own language, but many of them foreign and dispersed in other hands, for him, undoubtedly, it is in the first place and above all things most necessary to reside in some city of good note, addicted to liberal arts, and populous; where he may have plenty of all sorts of books, and upon inquiry may hear and inform himself of such particulars as, having escaped the pens of writers, are more faithfully preserved in the memories of men, lest his work be deficient in many things, even those which it can least dispense with. But for me, I live in a little town, where I am willing to continue, lest it should grow less."

Academic Info

"Academic Info is an online subject directory of over 25,000 hand-picked educational resources for high school and college students as well as a directory of online degree programs and admissions test preparation resources (SAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, USMLE, TOEFL). We also offer timely news and analysis of critical events including the Iraq War, Afghanistan Reconstruction, Hurricane Katrina recovery, and the War on Terrorism."

Goes where Google stops going.

The Library of Congress

Within this magnificent library you will find online the following divisions, many of which will keep you reading and searching and busy for a very long time.

  • American Memory - Consists of primary source and archival materials relating to American culture and history, more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections.
  • America's Library - Stories and facts celebrate the library's 200th anniversary.
  • Cataloging Directorate - Provides innovative and effective bibliographic control of the Library's collections and leadership to the library and information communities in the development of cataloging theory and practice.
  • Country Studies: Area Handbook Series - A continuing series of books prepared by the Federal Research Division sponsored by the Department of the Army. This online series presently contains studies of 100 countries.
  • Jefferson's Legacy - A brief hist ory of the Library of Congress and a chronology of the collections with a selected bibliography on the library.
  • Library of Congress: Bicentenial Symposia - Biographies of speakers and commentators at the Frontiers of the Mind symposium.
  • National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped - Administers a free library program of braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers.
  • State and Local Governments - The Library of Congress reference guide and index of links to organizations representing various facets of state and local governments including bodies representing executive and legislative branches of government.
  • U.S. Copyright Office Home Page - Office of public record for copyright registration and deposit of copyright material.
  • World Treasures of the Library of Congress: Beginnings - Exhibition, divided into four sections: Introduction, Creating, Explaining and Ordering, and Recording the Past.

One Hundred Years of the Cairo Museum

"The Cairo Museum is a portal through which the visitor is transported back to the mysterious realm of Ancient Egypt. It holds the treasures of the greatest civilization in the world. This year is the centennial of the creation of the first permanent Egyptian Museum. On December 9th, 2002 at a centennial celebration over two hundred and fifty hidden treasures of Ancient Egypt will be unveiled. I would like to recount how this new exhibit came about."

This man is very proflic . For a lot more of his work, discoveries, publications, see zahi hawass.


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