Thursday, August 21, 2014

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itsnickrandall:

London Skyline through trees.

itsnickrandall:

London Skyline through trees.

art-of-swords:

Victorian Cinquedea Dagger 

  • Provenance: The William Ashby Collection

The Cinquedea (“five fingers”, in reference to the blade width) was a popular civilian sidearm originating in Northern Italy circa 1525-1550. This is a Victorian example measuring 22 3/4 inches overall, the blade is 17 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide across the base, with ten fullers on each side, arranged in four expanding rows from tip to base, the last two rows on each side are decorated with golden scroll and leafy vine patterns, extending 9 inches upward, surrounding a 2 inch wide scene of a Greco-Roman deity on each side.

One side features Jupiter/Zeus sitting in his chair, lightning clenched in his fist, while Aquila, the eagle responsible for carrying and guarding the bolts, looks on. The reverse shows Pluto/Hades seated on a throne with a scroll in his hand, while Cerberus, the 3-headed guard dog of the underworld, is seated beside him and a cypress tree in the background. The gold decoration continues on the guard and pommel, with a pair of smooth ivory grip panels fitted with cut-through metal disc accents. 

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newberryprinting:

TGIF!

Best frontispiece ever? We think so. From A Glance at the Physical Sciences (1844).

Newberry call number: Wing ZP 883 .W6768

mapsontheweb:

The mess that was Germany in the 1700s

mapsontheweb:

The mess that was Germany in the 1700s

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dailyoverview:

8/20/2014 
Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA)
Outside of Socorro County, New Mexico,
34°04′43.497″N 107°37′05.819″W

The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is a radio astronomy observatory located on the Plains of San Agustin, approximately 50 miles (80 km) west of Socorro, New Mexico, USA. The observatory consists of 27 independent antennae, each of which has a dish diameter of 25 meters (82 feet) and weighs 209 metric tons. Astronomers using the VLA have made key observations of black holes and protoplanetary disks around young stars, discovered magnetic filaments and traced complex gas motions at the Milky Way’s center, probed the Universe’s cosmological parameters, and provided new knowledge about the physical mechanisms that produce radio emission.

www.overv.eu

dailyoverview:

8/20/2014 

Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA)

Outside of Socorro County, New Mexico,

34°04′43.497″N 107°37′05.819″W

The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is a radio astronomy observatory located on the Plains of San Agustin, approximately 50 miles (80 km) west of Socorro, New Mexico, USA. The observatory consists of 27 independent antennae, each of which has a dish diameter of 25 meters (82 feet) and weighs 209 metric tons. Astronomers using the VLA have made key observations of black holes and protoplanetary disks around young stars, discovered magnetic filaments and traced complex gas motions at the Milky Way’s center, probed the Universe’s cosmological parameters, and provided new knowledge about the physical mechanisms that produce radio emission.

www.overv.eu

nunnicer:

Urban London Fox trying to creep inside my window, London foxes are undoubtedly clever nocturnal mammals surviving on KFC chicken rubbish sacks and small animals around the city. Photo by Nun Nicer 

nunnicer:

Urban London Fox trying to creep inside my window, London foxes are undoubtedly clever nocturnal mammals surviving on KFC chicken rubbish sacks and small animals around the city. Photo by Nun Nicer 

mediumaevum:

A famous physician and philosopher, Moses ben Maimon (known as Maimonides), was born in Cordova in 1135. He studied in Spain and Morocco before emigrating to Palestine in 1165. Later he practiced in Egypt and had  the unique distinction of being the physician to both the Moslem Regent of Egypt and Richard the Lion-Heart during the Crusades. One of his significant contributions to the secular literature is his “Medical Aphorisms”.

Periodontology 2000, Vol. 15, 1997, 7-14 

Image: (x) Maimonides’ statue in Cordoba

mediumaevum:

A famous physician and philosopher, Moses ben Maimon (known as Maimonides), was born in Cordova in 1135. He studied in Spain and Morocco before emigrating to Palestine in 1165. Later he practiced in Egypt and had  the unique distinction of being the physician to both the Moslem Regent of Egypt and Richard the Lion-Heart during the Crusades. One of his significant contributions to the secular literature is his “Medical Aphorisms”.

Periodontology 2000, Vol. 15, 1997, 7-14 

Image: (x) Maimonides’ statue in Cordoba


If you haven’t seen this, it’s gives a whole new perspective

If you haven’t seen this, it’s gives a whole new perspective

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questionableadvice:

~ The Young Man’s Guide, by William Alcott, 1846

questionableadvice:

~ The Young Man’s Guide, by William Alcott, 1846