Isaac Asimov (1920–1992) was one of the greatest science fiction writers of the 20th century. Many critics, scientists, and educators believe Asimov’s greatest talent was for popularizing or, as he called it, “translating” science for the lay reader. This online display features visuals and descriptions of some of the more than 600 books, games, audio recordings, videos, and wall charts included in the West Virginia University Libraries Asimov Collection.
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Robert E Schulz artwork for “The Man Who Upset the Universe” (Foundation and Empire) by Isaac Asimov (1955)
Isaac Asimov - The Man Who Upset The Universe (Foundation And Empire) | Ace:1955.
“The Man Who Upset the Universe” (Foundation and Empire) by Isaac Asimov
The Association for Cultural Equity Research Center has made available online its massive collection of folklorist Alan Lomax’s material. Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. The archive includes more than 17,400 digital audio files, beginning with his first recordings onto (newly invented) tape in 1946 and tracing his career into the 1990s. It also includes photographs, interviews, and lectures. Hobart Smith, Bluefield, Virginia, 1959.
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 The Association for Cultural Equity Research Center has made available online its massive collection of folklorist Alan Lomax’s material. Lomax spent his career documenting folk music traditions from around the world. The archive includes more than 17,400 digital audio files, beginning with his first recordings onto (newly invented) tape in 1946 and tracing his career into the 1990s. It also includes photographs, interviews, and lectures. Hobart Smith, Bluefield, Virginia, 1959.
Do you love Virginia Woolf's A ROOM OF ONE"S OWN?
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The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf (1915)
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The Voyage Out, by Virginia Woolf : chapter16 - “I want to write a novel about Silence," he said; “the things people don’t say.”
The Voyage Out. Published by the Hogarth press. Illustrated by Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf's sister.
“I want to write a novel about Silence," he said; “the things people don’t say.” ― Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out
Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out Woolf’s first novel is not as stylistically singular as her later work, but is still wonderful. E.M. Forster described it as “absolutely unafraid… Here at last is a book which attains unity as surely as Wuthering Heights, though by a different path.” It also introduces Clarissa Dalloway, for any fanboys or fangirls out there.
“I feel so intensely the delights of shutting oneself up in a little world of one’s own, with pictures and music and everything beautiful.” ― Virginia Woolf, The Voyage Out
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Gemeinschaftliche Expeditionen auf unsicherem Weltenmeer. Zu Virginia Woolfs bekanntesten Werken gehört die fiktive und utopische Biographie "Orlando" (1928), die seinen adligen Protagonisten über einen Verlauf von mehreren Jahrhunderte zeigt und nicht altern, jedoch sein Geschlecht wandeln lässt. Im Gegensatz zu ihrem anerkannten Spätwerk wurde Woolfs Romandebüt "The Voyage Out" (1915) weniger beachtet und oft als komplexes Frühwerk abgetan. A writer's debut.
The Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection was launched to accompany the 2009 Poe Bicentennial exhibition, “From Out That Shadow: The Life and Legacy of Edgar Allan Poe,” a joint venture of the University of Texas Harry Ransom Center and the Small Special Collections Library at the University of Virginia.
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The Goethe University Frankfurt in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, began a project in February 2011 to digitize the more than 2,800 medieval manuscripts and incunabula in its collections. The 1,000th manuscript scanned was The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, written in northern Italy in the 14th century. Other pieces include a 13th-century Parisian Bible from the Cistercian Abbey of Eberbach and the Rüst- und Feuerwerksbuch (Book of Weapons and Fireworks) of the city of Frankfurt.
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Austrian Books Online is a joint project of the Austrian National Library and Google, which has digitized some 100,000 of the library’s public-domain holdings since 2010. These books can now be downloaded, read online, and searched free of charge with the help of the library’s online catalog. One treasure is the Kronyka Czeská, 1541, by Jan Severýn and Ondřej Kubeš of Žepův, based in large part on old legends and tales of the land.
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The Women’s Library @ LSE (London School of Economics) digital collections include a representative selection of the personal, political, and economic struggles that have symbolized women’s battle for equality over the past 500 years. The collection includes pamphlets, magazines, journals, documents, photographs, postcards, and books.
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The Florida State University Digital Library provides online access to Florida State University’s rich and unique historical collections of photos, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, and rare books. Currently, the library highlights collections from Special Collections and Archives, Heritage Protocol, and the Claude Pepper Library, including yearbooks from 1900 to 1997, historical photos of campus, and selections from the Paul A. M. Dirac Papers.
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Eighteenth Century Collections Online is a searchable database of 2,231 keyed-text editions of every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom during the 18th century, along with thousands of important works published in the Americas. A 12-year initiative between the University of Michigan Library and Oxford University named the Text Creation Partnership has produced page images.
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Vassar College Libraries’ Albert Einstein Digital Collection documents a lesser-known aspect of Albert Einstein’s career: his social and political work in the US and abroad, with special attention to Jewish affairs. A gift of Morris and Adele Bergreen in 2003, the collection was formed by Einstein’s friend and executor to his will, Otto Nathan, an economist and professor at several institutions of higher learning, including Vassar. It is composed of correspondence between Einstein and Nathan...
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Reading: Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History is an online exploration of the intellectual, cultural, and political history of reading as reflected in the historical holdings of the Harvard Libraries. For Internet users worldwide, Reading provides unparalleled digital access to a significant selection of unique source materials.
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Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitized New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. Developed by the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington, the collection covers the years 1840 to 1915 and includes publications from all regions of the country.
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Slavery and Abolition in the U.S.: Select Publications of the 1800s is a collaborative project between Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and Millersville University of Pennsylvania that consists of digitized books and pamphlets demonstrating the varying ideas and beliefs about slavery in the United States throughout the 19th century. The collection includes more than 70 titles published between 1787 and 1911 with some 15,000 individual pages of text and searchable transcriptions.
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http://books0977.tumblr.com/ The Boston Slave Riot, and Trial of Anthony Burns, Title Page, 1854. Boston: Fetridge and Company. Courtesy of the Dickinson College Archives and Special Collections. The publication presents the fugitive slave case of Anthony Burns and recounts the riot that took place in Boston in response to the federal government orders to return him to his slave owner in Virginia under the terms of the Fugitive Slave Act.
The Boston Slave Riot, and Trial of Anthony Burns, Title Page, 1854. Boston: Fetridge and Company. Presents the fugitive slave case of Anthony Burns and recounts the riot that took place in Boston in response to the federal government orders to return him to his slave owner in Virginia under the Fugitive Slave Act. “Must I go back?” Burns asked. Abolitionist Wendell Phillips: “Burns, there isn’t humanity, there isn’t Christianity, there isn’t justice enough here to save you; you must go back.”
The Word on the Street digital collection (subtitled “How Ordinary Scots in Bygone Days Found Out What Was Happening”) is the National Library of Scotland’s online archive of nearly 1,800 broadsides. It lets you see for yourself how people in Scotland read street literature to find out what was going on between 1650 and 1910. Broadsides were the tabloids of their day.
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The Word on the Street digital collection (subtitled How Ordinary Scots in Bygone Days Found Out What Was Happening) is the National Library of Scotlands online archive of nearly 1,800 broadsides. It lets you see for yourself how people in Scotland read street literature to find out what was going on between 1650 and 1910. Broadsides were the tabloids of their day.
Hey, where’s my awesome book memorabilia?
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Are You There God, Its' Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume. I remember reading this like it was yesterday!!
Are You There God, Its' Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume. My favorite book as a tween I read it so much I had to tape the front & back covers back on.
Are you there...? I would love to be the modern version of Judy Blume, she was very important for young girls.
Are you there God? by Judy Blume (1970). A young girl struggles with the many questions of puberty and looks for assistance from a god she never knew. One of Blume's best! PS- this photo is the copy my daughter had as a girl. $1.59!
Are You There God, Its' Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume This is the exact copy I still have. Every girl needs to read this. I must have read it 10 times between 11 and 13 yrs old.
Are You There God, Its' Me, Margaret. by Judy Blume....my favorite book! "I must....I must....I must increase my bust"
I loved reading all the Judy Blume books when I was a young girl!
Judy Blume. Required reading for every girl, right?
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How ’bout one more trip down memory lane (50 Photos)
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Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Oh man, this brings back such awesome memories of me and all my friends in elementary school sitting in the library during recess and lunch reading these stories to each other.
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Remembering this from my Elementary School Library, still scares me! /// Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark | 21 Books That Terrified You As A Kid
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz, I remember this book from elementary school
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark - EVERYONE I went to Elementary School read this book!
I totally remember this! It was one of my favorite books to check out at the library!!
Scary Stories books! My twin and I have this still from the 80's!!!@
Ahhhh scary stories! I remembe reading this in elementary school!
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What can I possibly say about this book? It's one of the best stories and most well-written books ever. Bradbury, as always, relied heavily on his reader's information to fill in the gaps, and usually, I find that sloppy writing, but with this--with this story--it works; like a haunting nightmare hovering on the edge of your memory. Ah, great stories and fantastic writing make me swoon :D
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One of my all time favorite books. Showing us what the future might be if we stop reading and only watch our TV....
Fahrenheit 451is one if my all time favorite books! It's definitely one that everyone should read at least once!
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Revisted this week and glad I did. Not just to re-experience the memorable Guy Montag, but to also revisit who I was when I first read this book in high school.
20 Beloved Books & Why They Were Banned #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.com/2015/09/75056/most-popular-titles-banned-books-week-2014#slide-3 Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyPublished: 1953Banned: 1987Why: The message from this dystopian novel (literally about banning books) fell on deaf ears when it was banned for vulgarity and references to drugs and alcohol.Quote: “Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you'd ...
R.I.P. Ray Bradbury Fahrenheit 451 high school English class required reading
Fahrenheit 451 - Ray Bradbury. This is one of my favorite book covers.
Quixotic Magpie: Banned Book Week: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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The Smithsonian Institution Libraries’ Galaxy of Images collection includes thousands of images representing a small portion of the more than 1.5-million printed books and manuscripts in their collections. Images are browsable or searchable by keyword or topics that include the animal world, art and design, bones and fossils, history and material culture, literature, the natural world, plants and flowers, portraits, science and invention, and trade literature.
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10 November 1871 – Henry Morton Stanley with adopted son Kalulu located the missing explorer and missionary, Dr. David Livingstone in Ujiji, near Lake Tanganyika, famously greeting him with the words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?".
Carte-de-visite of Henry M. Stanley Description: Stanley, a newspaper reporter and tireless self-promoter, was hired by the New York Herald to find the missing Livingstone in 1871, winning himself wealth and reputation. (Also mockery at his formal greeting of Livingstone) Creator/Photographer: London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company
March 21, 1871: Journalist Henry Morton Stanley begins his trek to find the missionary and explorer David Livingstone.
Henry Morton Stanley - rescuer of Dr. Livingston in full Adventurer regalia. Quite an ensemble
Henry Morton Stanley | Henry Morton Stanley with Kalulu, 1872. Sources: multiple
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"Dr. Livingstone, I presume?". Sir Henry Morton Stanley.
Henry Morton Stanley, and his adopted son Kalulu, 1872.
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The U.S. Geological Survey Central Regional Library in Denver has an online image collection providing access to more than 35,000 photographs, searchable by keyword, taken during geologic studies of the United States and its territories from 1868 to the present.