Michel Faber : Interview
This interview with the Dutch novelist and short story writer Michel Faber (1960- ) is published by January Magazine, an online arts journal edited by Linda L. Richards. The lengthy interview, conducted by Richards in November 2002, is preceded by a short biography and a review, by David Abrams, of Faber's remarkable novel, set in Victorian England, 'The Crimson Petal and the White' (Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, 2002). It is concerned mostly about the writing of that novel which, apparently,
Netherlands decorated books collection : London College of Communication
This website provides information about a small collection of decorated books on from the London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts London, that has been digitised and made available online by the Visual Arts Data Service (VADS). The LCC's collection of decorated Dutch books provides primary source material for bookbinding research and is also of use to graphic design and typographical researchers. The collection covers the period 1893-1939, and includes bindings in the
The Nietzsche Channel is an extensive Web resource dedicated to the life and works of the 19th-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). The site hosts electronic versions of a large number of Nietzsche's publications, plus selections of unpublished works from his school days, correspondence, and notebooks. There is also a section titled 'Friedrich Nietzsche's Library', which is an attempt to construct an online collection of works which Nietzsche read, bought, borrowed, and re
Phenomenologically related work
Phenomenologically Related Work is the personal website of American philosopher Robert Welsh Jordan, hosted by Colarado State University. The site offers around 20 essays by Jordan, which have been published in journals or anthologies or presented at scholarly meetings over the course of a career spanning almost half a century. Also available are Jordan's own extensive notes on the works of Edmund Husserl and of Martin Heidegger. Jordan describes himself as espousing 'very hard line phenomenolog
Lusiad index, The : by Luis de Camõens; trans. by William Julius Mickle
This is the online fulltext edition of the first English translation of The Lusiad, the Portuguese national poem written by Luis de Camõens. The translation was made by William Julius Mickle in 1776, and this digitised transcription was based on the 1877 edition of the poem. The site contains the transcription of the complete 1877 edition, including the 1877 preface by the editor. It also contains the preliminary material added to the 1776 edition by Mickle, including the biography of the poet,
Yasnaya Polyana is the website of the Tolstoy Estate Museum, which preserves the country estate of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy as it was in the late nineteenth-early twentieth century. The most useful material can be found under Museum: an interactive map offers details about the estate and grounds with citations from Tolstoy and photographs; collections (fondy) provides a detailed overview of the house museum and other items of interest; academic work links to museum publications
Landsbokasafn Islands - haskolabokasafn The website of the National and University Library of Iceland contains information about the library and links to useful online resources in a number of subjects. The copyright deposit library receives copies of all printed material and (since 1977) sound recordings published in Iceland. It also collects previously published material and Icelandic material or material about Iceland published abroad, which makes its holdings the most comprehensive collection of Icelandic printed mater
The website of the National and University Library of Iceland contains information about the library and links to useful online resources in a number of subjects.
The copyright deposit library receives copies of all printed material and (since 1977) sound recordings published in Iceland. It also collects previously published material and Icelandic material or material about Iceland published abroad, which makes its holdings the most comprehensive collection of Icelandic printed mater
This site offers information about genetics and genomic science, with the aim of increasing understanding and stimulating discussion of genetic research and its implications. Produced by the Communication and Public Engagement team of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, it is aimed at students and the general public and includes animations, videos and activities. There are three sections entitled: Your Introduction to DNA, Genes and Genomes; Your Human Genome; and Our Genomes, Health and Soci
HuGE Navigator is an integrated, searchable knowledge base of genetic associations and human genome epidemiology. This database includes information on population prevalence of genetic variants, gene-disease associations, gene-gene and gene-environment interactions, and evaluation of genetic tests. Provided freely on the Web by HuGENet this resource provides access to a wide range of research tools and informatics utilities and projects, including an encyclopaedia of human genetic variation
Phisick Medical Antiques
A carefully photographed collection of antique medical instruments forms the basis for this web site. The items are arranged into categories; Medicine, Surgery, Bleeding, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Apothecary, ENT, Dental, Quackery and Archive. They are mainly from the 19th Century. Notes on the use, manufacture and construction of the instruments make fascinating reading.
Tree of Life
Tree of Life is a collaborative project between the Wellcome Trust, BBC and Open University to celebrate the work of Darwin as part of Darwin 200 and to produce a more current version of his Tree of Life which he and his contemporaries used to explain the evolutionary connections between living organisms. The project comprises an interactive and video presented by David Attenborough which was aired on the BBC. The project website provides access to both as well as information about Darwin and ev
Wellcome Trust have developed these secondary school level educational resources as part of Darwin 200, a national programme of events which honour Darwins scientific ideas and their impact. The resources comprise hands-on experiments which are available free and which are designed to assist young people to view how Darwins ideas are connected to modern evolutionary principles and contemporary biomedicine. The three resources include Im a worm, get me out of here for 11-14 year olds ex
The Happy Scientist
Part of the educational services provided by Robert Krampfs US-based science education company, it provides access to the science videos that Robert Krampf has produced. The videos assist students to learn about scientific experiments and key concepts and provides teachers with classroom resources which correlate with the state educational science standards in Florida, California and Texas. A subject search of the title and content is available covering chemistry, the life sciences, Earth sci
Exploring the ideas of Darwin and their impact on culture.
In January 2008, the Wellcome Trust held interviews with people on the street to get their views about Darwin, his ideas and their impact on the world. A series of videos vox pops were produced and these have been made available via these webpages.
This blog presents the fundamental principles, experimental techniques and applications of photochemistry at a level suitable for senior chemistry undergraduates. It is designed to supplement a module taught by the author, Michael Seery, a lecturer in physical chemistry at the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Air pollution by ozone in Europe during summer 2006
This report, prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA), provides an overview for the state of ground-level ozone pollution in Europe, for April-September 2006. The report is based on the information provided by all the EU member states to the European Commission (EC), and is primarily concerned with measured concentrations which exceeded the threshold values set by the ozone directive (2002/3/EC). Data provided from a total of 2069 monitoring sites includes : the locations where the high
Air pollution by ozone across Europe during summer 2009
This report, prepared by the European Environment Agency (EEA), provides an overview for the state of ground-level ozone pollution in Europe, for April-September 2009. The report is based on the information provided by all the EU member states to the European Commission (EC), and is primarily concerned with measured concentrations which exceeded the threshold values set by the ozone directive (2002/3/EC). Information was also supplied by nine other countries (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland
Social Panorama of Latin America 2005
The 2005 edition of the Social Panorama of Latin America report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). This report '... analyses recent poverty trends and the increase in migrant remittances, together with their impact on the well-being of the region's population. Short- and long-term trends in social spending, the distribution of such expenditures among the various socio-economic strata and their effects in terms of income deconcentration and increased well-bein
Sociologija. Mintis ir Veiksmas
Sociology. Thought and Action is a full-text, bi-annual "peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published in Lithuania and dedicated to the critical study of contemporary social and cultural change including the shifting status of sociology itself" The journal "covers subjects such as social theory, social research and research methodology, political sociology, gender issues, nationalism, sociology of art, social stratification and social identities" and publishes in Lithuanian and English.
EERQI (European Educational Research Quality Indicators)
EERQI (European Educational Research Quality Indicators) is a research project in the EU 7th Framework Programme for Research in the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities Theme (SSH). It aims to "reinforce and enhance the worldwide visibility and competitiveness of European educational research". By developing new indicators and methodologies to determine quality of educational research publications, proposing a prototype framework for establishing such indicators and methodologies, producing a