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Books and Other Stuff

Before moving on to the main theme of this post there a couple of other issues I wish to touch on first.

Strictly Come Dancing is over for another year. 517 more words

Door 20: Four more geologists you didn't know were geologists

Thanks for all the responses to our last ‘geologists you didn’t know…’ post – there were plenty more we never knew about! Here are some of them, plus a few more discoveries. 601 more words


Leonardo's Viola Organista

It wasn’t just tanks, flying machines and siege engines. Da Vinci’s inventions also ran to a strange and novel musical instrument, the viola organista, that merged harpsichord and cello to be a keyboard instrument that sounds like strings, as spinning wheels of horsehair run along the strings as the keys are played. 43 more words



Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it.

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Michelangelo's David

Florence, Italy. There are statues and there are states. In Florence one can still see one of the truly great works of the Renaissance, Michelangelo’s David. 184 more words

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