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Young Oxford Book of Astronomy

$3.00  (see inside the book here on amazon.ca)

by Simon and Jacqueline Mitton from Oxford University Press

Hardcover (encyclopedia size), excellent used condition (there is an inscription to someone on the first page) 269 more words

Science

Second Love...

My first love was a giant who taught me complex math and could intertwine his fingers around my waist. I was seven and he was one of the coaches at the YMCA where my dad worked. 238 more words

Stories

Conjunction and Opposition (astronomy)

In next time, I write some articles about astronomical conjunctions. In this article, I explain what a “conjunction” in the astronomy is.

Definition

A conjunction is a phenomenon when two astronomical objects shape one line, relate to the Earth. 389 more words

Earth

An Alien's Guide to Earth: Purfume/deoderant

One thing I noticed when interacting with humans, specifically the mature females, was a strange scent reminiscent of an Earth flower though more chemically. At first, upon asking one, they took offence at my enquiry as to “what’s that smell?” Apparently in this case, as with flowers, it is described as… 268 more words

Science Fiction

Who is the Laughing Buddha?

Pu-tai (Chinese), Hotei (Japanese) literally means ‘hempen sack’. He was said to have been a Chinese monk who lived in the tenth century. His name comes from his wandering through the towns with a hempen beggar’s sack on his back. 792 more words

Encyclopedia

"The Encyclopedia - the advance artillery of reason, the armada of philosophy, the siege engine of the enlightenment"...

Encyclopædia Britannica occupies a special place in the annals of publishing and the history of the West. Although its full influence, like that of any great work of literature, is ultimately immeasurable in concrete terms (the number of units sold is never the best barometer), its larger social and cultural impact—as a reference work, a spark to learning, a symbol of aspiration, a recorder of evolving knowledge, and a mirror of our changing times—has been extraordinary…

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Some problems with Wikipedia

Preamble:
On several occasions, I have started a text on problems with Wikipedia. With too many items to discuss, I have always lost interest before I was even half-done. 3,207 more words