William Dampier was an explorer and amateur scientist and a bit of a pirate. According to Wikipedia, his expededitions’ findings may have influenced men as diverse as Charles Darwin, James Cook Daniel Defoe, and Horatio Nelson.
Month: January 2011
Popular wisdom says that girls feet stop growing around the age of 14 or so and boys a year or so later. But we all know that the shoes we wore in high school probably wouldn’t fit us today, as other factors such as weight gain, preganancy and a later growth spurt can affect the size and growth of feet. When’s the last time you actually had someone measure your feet before trying on a new pair of shoes? Maybe today’s the day.
The Libraries is uniquely positioned to help scholars understand the continuing vitality of this relationship, via exceptional research resources ranging from 15th-century manuscripts to electronic journals.
I’m just grateful to be a few branches above the mud-fish, although I’m feeling a little sorry and perplexed about the bad luck of the mud fish, sans hyphen.
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The life of a soldier can be lonely, alternating tedium with terror, and the affection of a pet can offer much solace and amusement, creating a bond that can continue long after deployment is over (for instance, there have been recent stories in the news about some U.S. Marines who have adopted pet cats in Afghanistan, detailing their efforts to bring these beloved animals back home with them). The notion of a pet cat accustomed to riding along perched on a soldier’s knapsack hardly seems so fanciful.
This photograph features two men, names unknown, but purportedly two of the first four men to climb Harney Peak in the Black Hills, South Dakota.