Exploring the Glories of the Firmament
At Wisconsin’s Yerkes Observatory and California’s Mount Wilson, mirrors of unprecedented size give astronomers the chance to observe celestial objects.
Between Massacres in Van
An army of orphaned boys appeal to an Armenian governor for guns – – the 12- year- old leader is given a wooden sword instead – – not enough to protect his village from the Turks.
Weavers of the World
A pictorial world survey of embroidery and weaving.
The Geography of Games: How the Sports of Nations Form a Gazetteer of the Habits and Histories of Their Peoples
As climate and geography determine a nation’s favored games and sports, so do forms of play reveal much about a people’s character.
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