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The Worlds Weirdest Book

The Worlds Weirdest Book
A truly unique work of fiction, ‘The Codex Seraphinianus‘ is a book that appears to be a visual encyclopedia of some unknown world or dimension. Written down in one of that worlds beautiful curving languages, the book by Italian artist, architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini, explains the odd inhabitants and their colorful behaviors. The book was created between 1976 and 1978 and for the low price of about $500.00 you can ponder over your own copy… then again, if you can’t afford that, check out the video at the bottom. See Also MOUNTAINS OF BOOKS BECOME MOUNTAINS Via: howtobearetronaut.com

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Who wrote this amazing, mysterious book satirizing tech startup culture? A mysterious little book called Iterating Grace is floating around San Francisco right now. At least a dozen people have received the book in the mail—or in my case, by secret hand-delivery to my house. (Which is a little creepy.) The artifact itself consists of a 2,001-word story interspersed with hand-drawn recreations of tweets by venture capitalists and startup people like Chris Sacca, Paul Graham, Brad Feld, Sam Altman, and others. Idril's Fantasy The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, as translated by Edward FitzGerald, was first published in 1859 and subsequently illustrated more times perhaps than any other book. Illustrated editions flourished particularly in the earlier 20th century. An edition of the Rubáiyát frequently involves not just random illustrations here and there, but lavish decorative features, often including an entire book design by the artist. So here is a little taster of some of the nicest illustrators of the poem that I’ve found…

Top Ten Best Novels You've Never Heard Of - The Journal Pulp Or perhaps you have. Yet the following list, laid out in no particular order (with the exception of Number 1), is relatively obscure: Nothing is as it seems under the sharp western sun. 3D Sketchbook Drawings Art & Design Nagai Hideyuki is Japanese artist who has the impressive skills to create 3D drawings. Using light and shadow his drawings give the illusion of jumping of the page when seen from the right angle. Typographer's Glossary Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Fonts in each classfication share certain similiar characteristics including the shape or appearance of their serifs.

Expressions & Sayings Index If you prefer to go directly to the meaning and origin of a specific expression, click on its relevant entry in the alphabetical list below. Use this alphabet to speed up your search: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, by Sean Carroll The Book • The Author • Contents • Commentary • Excerpts • Extras • Book Club • Errata • Interactions • Contact About the book Why do we remember the past, but not the future? Why don't we meet people who grow younger as they age? Best Books by Women Under 50 It’s pretty much been settled that everyone should read more books by women. But when looking for recommendations, it’s often all Woolf, Morrison, Lessing, Austen, Brontë. Of course, these are essential authors for a reason, and you should definitely read all of their books. That said, there’s something to catching a writer at the beginning of her career and following her for years that is supremely satisfying — not to mention the fact that young female writers need readers rather more than Jane Austen does. So in an effort to get you in on the ground floor (or at least, like, the third floor), after the jump you’ll find a compendium of 50 novels written by 50 female novelists under 50 that are worth your time. But these aren’t the only 50 books that fit this description!

Brilliant Works by Pavel Guzenko Arthur Mask is an amazingly gifted 2d artist and illustrator based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. If you like video game inspired fan artworks, make sure to scroll through his great illustrations below… N.C. Winters is an artist based in the sunny San Diego, constantly drawing, painting, making webcomics, working digitally and even at times sculpting. The Strange Elegance of the Giraffe-Necked Antelope Found in Eastern Africa ranging from Somalia to Kenya there is a slightly odd looking long-necked creature that is reminiscent of a giraffe but that is one thing it most certainly is not. With large eyes and ears and an incredibly slender neck, you may be forgiven for thinking that the Giraffe-necked Antelope was actually thought up in the Disney Studio rather than occurring in the wild steppes of East Africa. This unusual and elegant beast is a great survivor – and it possibly owes its continued existence to its wonderfully long neck.

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Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe A mathematics professor delves into the fundamental numbers of our universe. Review by Linda P. Rothschild Cosmic numbers are those constants that are intrinsically connected to the physical laws of our universe. Not all numbers that are associated with the natural world are “cosmic” in this sense. The number 10, the base of our modern decimal number system, is a human artifice, presumably chosen because it is the number of fingers on our two hands.

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