Category Archives: B – READING

READINGJULY 2015

26118. (James Wood­ford) The Wollemi Pine
26119. (Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine) De l’esclavage en Canada
26120. (Bev­er­ley Bois­sery) A Deep Sense of Wrong — The Trea­son, Tri­als, and Trans­porta­tion
. . . . to New South Wales of Lower Cana­dian Rebels after the 1838 Rebel­lion
26121. (Louis-Hippolyte LaFontaine) Deux giri­ou­ettes, ou l’hypocrisie démasquée
26122. (R. J. Van der Spek) Berossus as a Baby­lon­ian Chron­i­cler and Greek His­to­rian [arti­cle]
26123. (Patti Miller) The Mind of a Thief
26124. (David Stu­art Davies) The Rid­dle of the Vis­it­ing Angel [story]
26125. (Cas­san­dra Pybus) Epic Jour­neys of Free­dom — Run­away Slaves of the Amer­i­can
. . . . Rev­o­lu­tion and Their Global Quest for Lib­erty
26126. (Steve Hewitt) Mor­pho­log­i­cal and Syn­tac­tic Dialect Vari­a­tion in Bre­ton [arti­cle]
26127. (Siân Rees) The Float­ing Brothel — The Extra­or­di­nary True Sto­ryof an Eigh­teenth–
. . . . cen­tury Ship and Its Cargo of Female Con­victs
26128. (Steve Hewitt) Back­ground Infor­ma­tion on Bre­ton [arti­cle]
26129. (Rickie Lette) The His­tory of a Nine­teenth Cen­tury Sofa: Leisure, Com­fort, Colo­nial­ism
. . . . and Trade [arti­cle]
26130. (Stephen Lea­cock) Bald­win, LaFontaine, Hincks: Respon­si­ble Gov­ern­ment
26131. (Frits Berends) Hen­drik Antoon Lorentz: His Role in Physics and Soci­ety [arti­cle]
26132. (Rickie Lette) Cul­tural Exchange in the Cru­sader States of the Lev­ant [arti­cle]
26133. (Pál Raczky, et al) Short Report on the 2014 Exca­va­tions at Polgár-Csőszhalom [arti­cle]
26134. (Car­o­line Ford) Syd­ney Beaches: A His­tory
26135. (Pál Raczky, Alexan­dra Anders & Zsuzsanna Sik­lósi) Tra­jec­to­ries of Con­ti­nu­ity and
. . . . Change between the Late Neolithic and the Cop­per Age in East­ern Hun­gary [arti­cle]
26136. (Tor­ben Bjarke Ballin) Per­cep­tions of Quartz in Scot­tish Pre­his­tory [arti­cle]
26137. (Joanne Pills­bury) Inka Unku: Strat­egy and Design in Colo­nial Peru [arti­cle]
26138. (Ivana Pandžić & Marc Van­der Lin­den) Neolithic Site of Kočićevo in Lower Vrbas
. . . . Val­ley [report]
26139. (Alessan­dra Negri, et al) A Poten­tial Global Bound­ary Stra­to­type Sec­tion and Point
. . . . [GSSP] for the Tar­ent­ian Stage, Upper Pleis­tocene, from the Taranto Area, Italy:
. . . . Results and Future Per­spec­tives [arti­cle]
26140. (Fred C. Woud­huisen) A Myce­naean Royal Trader [arti­cle]
26141. (Johannes Müller) Eight Mil­lion Neolithic Euro­peans: Social Demog­ra­phy and Social
. . . . Archae­ol­ogy on the Scope of Change — From the Near East to Scan­di­navia [arti­cle]
26142. (Joe Flat­man & Mark Stan­i­forth) Sub­merged Cul­tural Land­scapes [arti­cle]
26143. (Scott A. Mensing, et al) 2700 Years of Mediter­ranean Envi­ron­men­tal Change in Cen­tral
. . . . Italy: A Syn­the­sis of Sed­i­men­tary and Cul­tural Records to Inter­pret Past Impacts of
. . . . Cli­mate on Soci­ety [arti­cle]
26144. (Elías López-Romero Gon­za­les de la Aleja) Char­ac­ter­iz­ing the Evo­lu­tion of Visual
. . . . Land­scapes in the Late Pre­his­tory of South­west Mor­bi­han [arti­cle]
26145. (Anon.) Luwian Hiero­glyphic Texts in Late Bronze Age Scribal Tra­di­tion
26146. (Mark Golitko & Gary M. Fein­man) Pro­cure­ment and Dis­tri­b­u­tion of Pre-Hispanic
. . . . Mesoamer­i­can Obsid­ian 900 BC-AD 1520: A Social Net­work Analy­sis [arti­cle]
26147. (George Ade) Thirty Fables in Slang
26148. (Robert Barr) In the Grip of the Green Demon [story]
26149. (Mario Alinei) Yan­kee: A Dutch Ety­mol­ogy Revis­ited [arti­cle]
26150. (Richard Bradley) The Pre­his­tory of Britain and Ire­land
26151. (Mario Alinei) Euro­pean Dialects: A Win­dow on the Pre­his­tory of Europe [arti­cle]
26152. (Temma Kaplan) Democ­racy: A World His­tory
26153. (Barry Z. Cyna­mon & Steven M. Faz­zari) Inequal­ity, the Great Reces­sion, and Slow
. . . . Recov­ery [arti­cle]
26154. (Dave Finkel­stein & Jack Lon­don) Greater Nowheres — A Jour­ney through the
. . . . Aus­tralian Bush
26155. (Richard P. Ever­shed, et al) Ear­li­est Date for Milk Use in the Near East and
. . . . South­east­ern Europe Linked to Cat­tle Herd­ing [arti­cle]
26156. (Albert Rubio, et al) The Rock Art of Sarachi River Basin: The El Arco and Blance de la
. . . . Pulsera Caves, Sonora, Mex­ico [arti­cle]
26157. (Bill Bevan) Walk into Pre­his­tory
26158. (Zaryab Iqbal & Har­vey Starr) Bad Neigh­bors: Failed States and Their Con­se­quences
. . . . [arti­cle]
26159. (William J. Bur­roughs) Cli­mate Change in Pre­hisory — The End of the Reign of Chaos
26160. (Jean Le Dû) Revue de Vrais bre­tons et pseudo-normes par François P. Bon­not [review]
26161. (Mario Alinei) Magico-Religious Moti­va­tions in Euro­pean Dialects, and the
. . . . Sig­nif­i­cance of Their Stratig­ra­phy [arti­cle]
26162. (Fred C. Woud­huisen) The Eth­nic­ity of the Sea Peo­ples
26163. (Jared Bissinger & Linn Maung Maung) Sub­na­tional Gov­ern­ments and Busi­ness in
. . . . Myan­mar [report]
26164. (Asia Foun­da­tion) Pro­file of the “Bangkok Shut­down” Pro­tes­tors — A Sur­vey of Anti–
. . . . Gov­ern­ment PDRC Demon­stra­tors in Bangkok [report]
26165. (Hergé) Tintin au Pays des Sovi­ets
26166. [2] (Mark Twain) The Mys­te­ri­ous Stranger [ill. N.C. Wyeth] [1916 Harper Edi­tion] [not
. . . . same as Esel­dorf ver­sion [Diary of Young Satan] at 22281 or No.44 ver­sion]
26167. (Mark Twain) No.44, the Mys­te­ri­ous Stranger [Mark Twain Project text]

READINGJUNE 2015

26068. (Stephen L. Dyson & Robert J. Row­land Jr.) Archae­ol­ogy and His­tory in Sar­dinia:
. . . . . Shep­herds, Sailors, & Con­querors
(Clif­ford D. Simak) Une Chasse Dan­gereuse:
. . . . 26069. (Clif­ford D. Simak) Une chasse dan­gereuse [= The World That Couldn’t Be]
. . . . 26070. (Clif­ford D. Simak) Pour sauver la guerre [= The Civ­i­liza­tion Game]
. . . . 26071. (Clif­ford D. Simak) Plus besoin d’hommes [= How-2]
. . . . 26072. (Clif­ford D. Simak) La planète aux pièges [= Junk­yard] [read in Eng­lish at 233]
. . . . 26073. (Clif­ford D. Simak) Jar­di­nage [= Green Thumb]
. . . . 26074. (Clif­ford D. Simak) Opéra­tion putois [= Oper­a­tion Stinky]
. . . . 26075. (Clif­ford D. Simak) Pro­jet Mastodonte [= Project Mastodon]
26076. (Francesco d’Errico & Mar­ian Van­haeren) Ear­li­est Per­sonal Orna­ments and their
. . . . . Sig­nif­i­cance for the Ori­gin of Lan­guage Debate [arti­cle]
26077. (Christo­pher Stu­art Hen­shilwood & Benoî Dubreuil) Read­ing the Arti­facts: Glean­ing
. . . . . Lan­guage Skills from the Mid­dle Stone Age in South­ern Africa [arti­cle]
26078. (Ian Watts) Red Ochre, Body Paint­ing, and Lan­guage: Inter­pret­ing the Blom­bos Ochre
. . . . . [arti­cle]
26079. (Kris­ten J. Gremil­lion) Ances­tral Appetites — Food in Pre­his­tory
26080. (Rudolf Botha) The­o­ret­i­cal Unde­pin­nings of Infer­ences about Lan­guage Evo­lu­tion: The
. . . . . Syn­tax Used at Blom­bos Cave [arti­cle]
26081. (Alan H. Sim­mons) Stone Age Sailors — Pale­olithic Sea­far­ing in the Mediter­ranean
26082. (Bar­bara Wilkens) Fish­ing in the Ara­bian Sea: A Short Note on the Pre­his­toric Sites
. . . . . RH6 and Ra’s al-Jinz 1 in Oman [arti­cle]
26083. (Richard Rudge­ley) The Lost Civ­i­liza­tions of the Stone Age
26084. (W. Tecum­seh Fitch) Fos­sil Cues to the Evo­lu­tion of Speech [arti­cle]
26085. (Karl C. Diller & Rebecca L. Cann) Evi­dence Against a Genetic-bases Rev­o­lu­tion in
. . . . . Lan­guage 50,000 Years Ago [arti­cle]
26086. (A. Dou­glas Stone) Ein­stein and the Quan­tum
26087. (Arthur Conan Doyle) The Nar­ra­tive of John Smith
26088. (Yolande Stew­art ̶ ed.) My Dear Friend: Let­ters of Louis Hip­polyte LaFontaine &
. . . . . Robert Bor­den
26089. (G. K. Chester­ton) The Invis­i­ble Man [story]
26090. (Camilla Power) Sex­ual Selec­tion Mod­els for the Emer­gence of Sym­bolic
. . . . . Com­mu­ni­ca­tion: Why They Should Be Reversed [arti­cle]
26091. (Wil Roe­broeks & Alexan­der Ver­poorte) A “Language-fee” Expla­na­tion for Dif­fer­ences
. . . . . between the Euro­pean Mid­dle and Upper Pale­olithic Record [arti­cle]
26092. (Steve Muhlberger) [in blog Muhlberger’s World His­tory] Gotta Have Medieval Robots:
. . . . . Medieval Robots: Mech­a­nism, Magic, Nature, and Art by E. R. Tru­itt [review]
26093. (Steve Muhlberger) [in blog Muhlberger’s World His­tory] Grate­ful for Her Fine Fair
. . . . . Dis­count, Tess Coop­er­ates [arti­cle]
26094. (James R. Hur­ford & Dan Dediu) Diver­sity in Lan­guages, Genes, and the Lan­guage
. . . . . Fac­ulty [arti­cle]
26093. (Steve Muhlberger) [in blog Muhlberger’s World His­tory] Ran­dom His­tor­i­cal
. . . . . Obser­va­tions [arti­cle]
26094. (Chris Knight) Lan­guage, Ochre, and the Rule of Law [arti­cle]
26095. (Michael Cysouw & Bernard Com­rie) How Var­ied Typo­log­i­cally Are the Lan­guages of
. . . . . Africa [arti­cle]
26096. (Bonny Sands & Tom Gülde­mann) What Click Lan­guages Can and Can’t Tell Us about
. . . . . Lan­guage Ori­gins [arti­cle]
26097. [2] (Eva Can­terella) Bisex­u­al­ity In the Ancient World
26098. (Peter Gay) The Enlight­en­ment ― An Inter­pre­ta­tion: The Sci­ence of Free­dom
26099. (Ken­neth Bul­mer) No Man’s World
26100. (Poul Ander­son) May­day Orbit
26101. (Arthur Conan Doyle) Dan­ger­ous Work: The Diary of an Arc­tic Adven­ture
26102. (Clive Gam­ble, et al) The Late Glacial Ances­try of Euro­peans [arti­cle]
26103. (Clive Gam­ble) The Anthro­pol­ogy of Deep His­tory [arti­cle]
26104. [2] (Desiderius Eras­mus) The Praise of Folly
26105. (Anna Belfer-Cohen) Prob­lems in Defin­ing a Pre­his­toric Cul­ture: An Exam­ple from the
. . . . . South­ern Lev­ant [arti­cle]
26106. (Ofer Bar-Josef & A. Belfer-Cohen) From Africa to Eura­sia — Early Dis­per­sals [arti­cle]
26107. (Ben­jamin Isakhan) Democ­racy in Ancient Iraq [from Democ­racy in Iraq: His­tory,
. . . . . Pol­i­tics, Dis­course] [excerpt]
26108. (Fred C. Woud­huizen) Etr­uscan Adds Four Hun­dred Years of His­tory to Africa as a
. . . . . Name, Con­cept and a Con­ti­nent [arti­cle]
26109. (The Anh Han, et al) Emer­gence of Coop­er­a­tion via Inten­tion Recog­ni­tion,
. . . . . Com­mit­ment, and Apol­ogy — A Research Sum­mary [arti­cle]
26110. (Åsa Berggren, et al) Revis­it­ing Reflex­ive Archae­ol­ogy at Çatal­höyük: Inte­grat­ing
. . . . . Dig­i­tal and 3D Tech­nolo­gies at the Trowel’s Edge [arti­cle]
26112. (Fred C. Woud­huizen) Review of Luwian Iden­ti­ties by A. Mou­ton, I. Ruther­ford and
. . . . . I. Yakubovich [review]
26113. (David Elk­ing­ton) Roman Min­ing Law [arti­cle]
26114. (Michael Harold Laughy) Rit­ual and Author­ity in Ancient Athens [the­sis]
26115. (Steve Muhlberger) [in blog Muhlberger’s World His­tory] What Would Thomas
. . . . . Jef­fer­son Have Said? [arti­cle]
26116. (Juan Cole) [in blog Informed Com­ment] No, GOP, Bib­li­cal Mar­riage Was Not Between
. . . . . One Man and One Woman [arti­cle]
26117. (Thomas Keneally) A Com­mon­wealth of Thieves — The Improb­a­ble Birth of Aus­tralia

Two Rediscovered Early Books by Conan Doyle

I’ve been read­ing some early works by Arthur Conan Doyle. Some of this mate­r­ial was only redis­cov­ered in recent years.

At the age of twenty, while still in med­ical school in Edin­burgh, he shipped out on a whal­ing ship for six months. The ship went to the remote arc­tic islands of Spitzber­gen [Sval­bard] and Jan Mayen, and Doyle had his twenty-first birth­day on the rim of the polar icepack. This was no tame adven­ture. It was 1880, and Doyle’s ship reached within three degrees of the record point that the British Arc­tic Expe­di­tion had turned back from in 1876. A year later, George DeLong’s Amer­i­can expe­di­tion would per­ish at a sim­i­lar lat­i­tude. The pole would not be reached with cer­tainty until 1926, when Doyle was an old man. Peary and Hen­son, often cred­ited with reach­ing the pole in 1909, are now con­sid­ered doubt­ful. Doyle’s voy­age was on a com­mer­cial whaler and sealer, dri­ven by profit, not glory, but it was cer­tainly a dan­ger­ous and spec­tac­u­lar adven­ture for a book­ish young Scott, and he later wrote that he left as a boy and came back as a man. He kept a diary, quite well writ­ten, but rather terse, and dec­o­rated with his draw­ings. On his return, he became caught up with his exams and his first attempts to build a med­ical prac­tice, and so the diary was for­got­ten. It was not pub­lished until 2012, when it appeared as Dan­ger­ous Work: Diary of an Arc­tic Adven­ture. Read more »

READINGMAY 2015

26025. [2](Mary Shel­ley) Franken­stein, or the Mod­ern Prometheus
26026. (Mrs. Leighton) The Sweet and Touch­ing Tale of Fleur & Blanchefleur, A Medi­ae­val
.… … Leg­end Trans­lated from French [ill. Eleanor Fortes­cue Brick­dale]
26027. (Jean Cabaret d’Orville) La chronique du bon duc Loys de Bour­bon [ed. A.-M.
.… … Chaz­aud, Librairie Renouard 1876]
26028. (Jean Cabaret d’Orville) His­toire de la vie de Louis, duc troisième de Bour­bon [ed. J.-
.… … A.-C. Buchon; in Choix de chroniques et mémoires sur l’histoire de France. Bureau
.… … du Pan­théon Lit­téraire 1861]
26029. (George P. Nicholas) Eco­log­i­cal Lev­el­ing — The Archae­ol­ogy and Envi­ron­men­tal
.… … Dynam­ics of Early Post­glacial Land Use [arti­cle] Read more »

READINGAPRIL 2015

26001. [2] (Eugene O’Neill) Long Day’s Jour­ney Into Night [play]
26002. (Win­fred van de Put & Roald Doc­ter) A Lekythos found in House 1 at Thorikos
. . . . . . [arti­cle]
26003. (David Keys) How Rome Pol­luted the World [arti­cle]
26004. (Orsolya Láng) Urban Prob­lems in the Civil Town of Aquin­cum: The So-called
. . . . . . “North­ern Band” [arti­cle]
26005. (Miriam T. Stark, Jef­fery J. Clark & Mark D. Elson) Causes and Con­se­quences of
. . . . . . Migra­tion in the 13th Cen­tury Tonto Basin [arti­cle]
26006. (Cecilia Lut­trell & Sitna Quiroz) Link­ages between Human Rights-based Approaches
. . . . . . and Empow­er­ment [arti­cle] Read more »

READINGMARCH 2015

25964. (Dwayne Brown) Curios­ity Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chem­istry on Mars
. . . . . . [arti­cle]
25965. (Ben Krause-Kyora, et al) Use of Domes­tic Pigs by Mesolithic Hunter-Gatherers in
. . . . . . North­west­ern Europe [arti­cle]
25966. (Patrick Cock­burn) The Destruc­tion of Idols: Syria’s Pat­ri­mony at Risk from
. . . . . . Extrem­ists [arti­cle]
25967. (James Steven­son, Jonathan Lunine & Paulette Clancy) Mem­brane Alter­na­tives in
. . . . . . Worlds with­out Oxy­gen: Cre­ation of an Azo­to­some [arti­cle]
25968. (Reg Lit­tle) Oxford Uni­ver­sity and the Redis­cov­ery of the Lost Egypt­ian City of
. . . . . . Her­a­cleion [arti­cle] Read more »

READINGFEBRUARY 2015

25940. (Jacques Futrelle) The Prob­lem of Cell 13 [story]
25941. (Andrew Armitage) Com­par­ing the Pol­icy of Abo­rig­i­nal Assim­i­la­tion: Aus­tralia,
. . . . . Canada, and New Zealand
25942. (Jean-Paul Gagnon) Democ­racy and The­o­ret­i­cal Physics [arti­cle]
25943. (Natalia Loukacheva) The Arc­tic Promise — Legal and Polit­i­cal Auton­omy of
. . . . . Green­land and Nunavut
25944. (Mark James Dwyer & Kir­rill Vladimirovich Istomin) Mobil­ity and Tech­nol­ogy:
. . . . . Under­stand­ing the Vul­ner­a­bil­ity of Two Groups of Nomadic Pas­toral­ists to Rein­deer
. . . . . Losses [arti­cle] Read more »

READINGJANUARY 2015

25913. [3] (H. G. Wells) The Time Machine
25914. (H. G. Wells) The Chronic Arg­onauts [story]
25915. (Mark McCor­mack) The Declin­ing Sig­nif­i­cance of Homo­pho­bia — How Teenage
. . . . . Boys are Redefin­ing Mas­culin­ity and Het­ero­sex­u­al­ity
25916. (W. W. Jacobs) The Well [story]
25917. (Mehmet Özdoğan) Recon­sid­er­ing the Late Neolithic Period in South­east­ern Turkey:
. . . . . A Regional Per­spec­tive [arti­cle]
25918. (Vong Sot­heara) The Role of Khmer Monks dur­ing 16th-19th Cen­turies [arti­cle] Read more »

READINGDECEMBER 2014

25871. (Tim Flan­nery) The Final Fron­tier — An Eco­log­i­cal His­tory of North Amer­ica and Its
. . . . . . Peo­ples
25872. (Vic­tor L. Whitechurch) The Affair of the Ger­man Dispatch-Box [story]
25873. (Colin New­bury) Tahiti Nui — Change and Sur­vival in French Poly­ne­sia 1767–1945
25874. (Ali­son Leonard) Vikings in the Pre­his­toric Land­scape: Stud­ies on Main­land Orkney
. . . . . . [arti­cle]
25875. (M. P. Shiel) The Stone of the Edmuns­bury Monks [story]
25876. (Ramita Navai) City of Lies — Love, Sex, Death and the Search for Truth in Tehran Read more »

READINGNOVEMBER 2014

25766. (Tiant­ian Zheng) Recast­ing Gen­der and Pro­phy­lac­tic Use in China: A His­tor­i­cal and
. . . . . Anthro­polig­i­cal Per­spec­tive [arti­cle]
25767. (Joël Plouffe & Harry Bor­lase) L’Arctique de Stephen Harper
(Jann Pasler ̶ ed.) Camille Saint-Saëns and His World:
. . . . 25768. (Jann Pasler) Decon­struct­ing Saint-Saëns [pref­ace]
. . . . 25769. (Mitchell Mor­ris) Camille Saint-Saëns in [Semi-]Private [arti­cle]
. . . . 25770. (Paul Viar­dot) Saint-Saëns, The Play­ful [arti­cle] Read more »