27 January 2005

Library of Congress: Map Collections, 1500-2003 : http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/gmdhtml/gmdhome.html To change view, select desired zoom level and window size from the options below the Zoom View window and then click on the image. The display will be centered where you click. To move up, down, left, or right within a zoom level, click near the edge of the image in the Zoom View or select an area in the Navigator View. The red box on the Navigator View indicates the area of the image being viewed in the Zoom View.

"Ideological Propaganda in Maps "...analyze the way in which cartographic devices are created and used for the purposes of territorial socialization." : http://geo.haifa.ac.il/~bargal/ideo-map.html ... This matter seems increasingly important in modern times, when the educational system uses more and more visual representations: pictures, video, films, and various diagrams. These representations, with their sophisticated editing, allow for the relaying of meanings which serve the purposes of the representations' creators. ... Cartographic representations must be treated as language, to which both youth and adults are exposed. ... Some view cartography as a communicative device with human distortions (Wood 1972). http://geo.haifa.ac.il/~bargal/history/

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED) : http://www.iasted.org/conferences/2005/calgary/c495.htm 4-6 July 2005, Calgary concurrent with "The IASTED International Conference on WEB TECHNOLOGIES, APPLICATIONS, AND SERVICES~WTAS 2005".

"Making Art From Bits and Pieces" : Every day, Mr. Evans would sit down with an inexpensive notebook, turn to a blank page and paste some of this discarded ephemera against a painted background, creating a collage. Then he rubber-stamped the day's date on it. By the end of 2000 (37 years later), Mr. Evans, now 72, had created more than 10,000 daily collages, filling more than 100 notebooks. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/26/arts/design/26evan.html?pagewanted=1&oref=login "a stunning visual record of Evans's journey and our own through the last four decades of the 20th century." "John Evans Collages," Quantuck Lane Press : http://www.quantucklanepress.com/catalog/book.php?bkID=60

"Geographies," said the geographer, "are the books which, of all books, are most concerned with matters of consequence. They never become old-fashioned. It is very rarely that a mountain changes its position. It is very rarely that an ocean empties itself of its waters. We write of eternal things." - Antoine de Saint Exupéry (The Little Prince, Chapter 15) : http://www.spiritual.com.au/articles/prince/PrinceCh15.htm

From http://www.illinoisloop.org/quotes.html#knowledge :
"Mankind would lose half its wisdom built up over centuries if it lost its great sayings. They contain the best parts of the best books."-- Thomas Jefferson
"To know the road ahead, ask those coming back."-- Chinese Proverb
"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for."-- Socrates
"Without supporting the acquisition of knowledge for its own sake, our options become dangerously limited."-- Carl Sagan
"By viewing the old we learn the new"-- Chinese Proverb
"Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est." ("Knowledge is power.")-- Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacrae. De Haeresibus.
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." -- Benjamin Franklin
All men by nature desire knowledge.-- Aristotle, Metaphysics, bk. 1, ch. 1
"A desire of knowledge is the natural feeling of mankind; and every human being whose mind is not debauched will be willing to give all that he has to get knowledge."-- Samuel Johnson
"I turned my mind to know and to search out and to seek wisdom and the sum of things"-- Ecclesiastes 7:25
"The first law of history is not to dare to utter falsehood; the second, not to fear to speak the truth."-- Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903)
"Memory is the cabinet of imagination, the treasury of reason, the registry of conscience, and the council chamber of thought."-- St. Basil
"Et nunc, reges, intelligite, erudimini, qui judicati terram:And now, kings, understand; you who decide the fate of the Earth, educate yourselves"-Unknown
"One of the most common reasons so few people are consistently able to achieve meaningful results is that they are unwilling to experience the discomfort associated with relentlessly pursuing a correct perception of reality." -- Stuart Brodie
"Knowledge begets knowledge. The more I see, the more impressed I am -- not with what we know -- but with how tremendous the areas are as yet unexplored." -- John H. Glenn, Jr.
"As knowledge increases, wonder deepens." -- Charles Morgan
"A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows."-- George Gurdjieff, 19th-20th-century Greek-Armenian religious teacher, quoted in: P. D. Ouspensky, In Search of the Miraculous, ch. 2 (1949)
"Any piece of knowledge I acquire today has a value at this moment exactly proportioned to my skill to deal with it. Tomorrow, when I know more, I recall that piece of knowledge and use it better."-- Mark van Doren, 20th-century American poet, Liberal Education (1943)
"For remember, my friend, the son of a shepherd who possesses knowledge is of greater worth to a nation than the heir to the throne, if he be ignorant. Knowledge is your true patent of nobility, no matter who your father or what your race may be."-- Kahlil Gibran, 20th-century Syrian-American mystic poet and painter "The Words of the Master," viii, in The Treasured Writings (1980)
"Pursue knowledge for its own sake -- for the glory of God, the perfection of your mind, the good of the universe"-- John Henry Cardinal Newman
"The only way to escape the corruption of praise is to go on working... There is nothing else."-- Albert Einstein
"Research is what I do when I don't know what I'm doing"-- Wernher Von Braun
"A scientist works largely by intuition. Given enough experience, a scientist examining a problem can leap to an intuition as to what the solution 'should look like.' ... Science is ultimately based on insight, not logic."-- Brother Guy Consolmagno, Ph.D., S.J., "Brother Astronomer."
"In the field of observation, chance favors the prepared mind."--Louis Pasteur

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