Voynich manuscript The Voynich manuscript is an illustrated codex hand-written in an unknown writing system. The vellum on which it is written has been carbon-dated to the early 15th century (1404–1438), and may have been composed in Northern Italy during the Italian Renaissance. The manuscript is named after Wilfrid Voynich, a Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912. Some of the pages are missing, but about 240 remain. The Voynich manuscript has been studied by many professional and amateur cryptographers, including American and British codebreakers from both World War I and World War II. No one has yet succeeded in deciphering the text, and it has become a famous case in the history of cryptography. The Voynich manuscript was donated by Hans P. Description Codicology The manuscript measures 23.5 by 16.2 by 5 centimetres (9.3 by 6.4 by 2.0 in), with hundreds of vellum pages collected into eighteen quires. Text A page showing characteristics of the text Illustrations
The 9 Best Books for Meaningful Change | Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes... Yes, its that time again: New Year's is almost upon us. Regardless of where you stand on New Year's resolutions, the new calendar can serve as a helpful reminder about the only true constant in all of our lives: change. Like it or not, we are all always changing and adapting to circumstances as time rolls on. The positive thing about change is that with some effort we can help direct some (though not all) of the change in our lives as opposed to being victimized by it. This is not just a sound bite. Although change comes from inside, it doesn't mean you can't use a little help from the outside. With that, I give you my list of The 9 Best Books For Meaningful Change: 9. This book was mentioned in a session by one of my financially successful patients who told me that reading it helped him to become an entrepreneur. 8. Rubin's breakthrough book from 2011 is enlightening, personal, poignant, funny, and wise. 7. 6. One of the first and still one of the best. 5. 4. 3. 2.
The 20 Most Beautiful Bookstores in the World [Editor’s note: In celebration of the holidays, we’re counting down the top 12 Flavorwire features of 2012. This post, at #1, was originally published January 31.] With Amazon slowly taking over the publishing world and bookstores closing left and right, things can sometimes seem a little grim for the brick and mortar booksellers of the world. After all, why would anyone leave the comfort of their couch to buy a book when with just a click of a button, they could have it delivered to their door? Well, here’s why: bookstores so beautiful they’re worth getting out of the house (or the country) to visit whether you need a new hardcover or not. We can’t overestimate the importance of bookstores — they’re community centers, places to browse and discover, and monuments to literature all at once — so we’ve put together a list of the most beautiful bookstores in the world, from Belgium to Japan to Slovakia. A gorgeous converted Dominican church gives the power of reading its due diligence.
the_dimka: codex seraphinianus in the late 70s italian architect, illustrator and industrial designer luigi serafini made a book, an encyclopedia of unknown, parallel world. it’s about 360-380 pages. it is written in an unknown language, using an unknown alphabet. it took him 30 month to complete that masterpiece that many might call “the strangest book on earth”. codex seraphinianus is divided to 11 chapters and two parts - first one is about nature and the second one is about people.btw five hundred years ago there was another book somewhat like that - voynich manuscript. take a look at some pages (click on image to see a bigger version) amazon sells those for 500 bucks or more you can read about it in wikipedia.i can’t even tell you how much i like stuff like that phat a? update 2 i ordered the book and it arrived. it is gigantic in size, thick and large. print, paper and binding quality is superb. they also insert a booklet - decodex, but it is in italian and i have not mastered that one yet.
20 Best Finance Books That The Richest People Read If you want to become one of the richest people, is the answer to just read what they read? Maybe. But there’s more. You Need These 2 Types of Finance Books: 1. 2. Read both types of books and you may be well on your way to be a rich. Books On Thinking Like The Rich: 1) The Law of Divine Compensation, On Work, Money and Miracles By Marianne Williamson Amazon Link: According to Marianne Williamson, our thoughts create our financial reality. “In our ability to think about something differently lies the power to make it different”. This is a book of work, money and miracles. 2) The Science of Getting Rich By Wallace Wattles Amazon Link: This book from 1910 provided the intellectual framework for many personal wealth-building seminars. 3) The 50th Law By 50 Cent and Robert Greene Amazon Link: By T. George S.
Home - Vintage Books Body Intelligence CST Resources - Books Essential Books Body Intelligence Body Intelligence offers a new understanding of how the body works and leads the reader to a greater sense of wellbeing and an enriched sense of self. Cranial Intelligence Cranial Intelligence provides a practical approach to therapeutic work based on the authors clinical experience and teaching of the work all over the world. Highly Recommended Books Craniosacral Biodynamics Volume 1 Fantastic depth of information and theory on biodynamic CST. Author: Franklyn Sills Publisher: North Atlantic Books Craniosacral Biodynamics Volume 2 Life in Motion Great book by Sutherlands main successor. Author: Rollin Becker Publisher: Rudra Press Wisdom in the Body The clearest introduction to the biodynamic model Author: Michael Kern Publisher: North Atlantic Books The Body Remembers Very clear and readable introduction to the trauma model for therapists. Author: Babette Rothschild Publisher: Norton Books Waking the Tiger Author: Peter Levine Publisher: North Atlantic Books Focusing
Feminist Science Fiction Is the Best Thing Ever Hello, ladies. Are you into science fiction? Consider The Female Man, a 1970 science fiction novel by the late Joanna Russ, which takes place in four worlds inhabited by four different women who share the same genotype and whose names all start with the letter J. There’s Jeannine Dadier, who lives in 1969 in an America that never recovered from the Great Depression; Joanna, also in 1969, but in an America like ours; Janet Evason, an Amazonian beast who lives in an all-female world called Whileaway; and Alice Reasoner, or “Jael,” a warlord from a future where women and men have been launching nukes at each other for decades. The first time I read The Female Man, I felt like the hotel room carpeting had been ripped out from beneath my feet, revealing a glittering intergalactic parquet that had somehow been there all along. Those were boy stories. Two classics of the feminist science fiction canon. Science fiction has long been a boy’s club. It wasn’t without precedent, incidentally.