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Phiz Illustrations from the Novels of Charles Dickens by Albert Johannsen
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I tracked down this book in its original 1956 form. It is over-sized and certainly what would be classified as a coffee table book. Like other coffee table books, Johannsen’s contains illustrations/pictures and weighs in as a hefty text. That is the ...more
Peter made a comment in the group The Old Curiosity ClubBR, Chp. 21-25 topic
" Tristram wrote: "Yes, Peter, Chester is a true Machiavelli. He also uses the carrot and the stick in conjunction. The stick could be the riding crop, ...more "
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" Kim wrote: "Peter, I think you must have had a pet bird when you were growning up."

Hi Kim

I never had a bird as a pet. And now a confession. I am a bir
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First a portrait of a young Charles Dickens is found in Africa amid other bits and pieces for sale. The portrait is now the subject of a fund
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The Promise of the Grand Canyon by John F. Ross
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I went to the Grand Canyon once, way back in the mid 1980’s. It is stunning. Without question, it is the most amazing site I have ever seen.
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The Promise of the Grand Canyon by John F. Ross
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If you have ever been to the Grand Canyon and been awed by the sheer beauty and spectacle of the place then this biography is for you. John Wesley Powell was a man whose adventures, experiences, and sheer strength of character and later work for the ...more
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Everyday Chaos by David Weinberger
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First, my confession is I know little about technology. Every once in a while, however, I push myself to leave my favourite Victorian novelists and read something that will stretch my brain. This book did. Wow!

I knew nothing about “deep learning” or
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Nature's Mutiny by Philipp Blom
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Perhaps I came to this book looking for something that only existed in small patches. On the other hand, perhaps the intended focus and concept of this book slipped from the author’s fingers into multiple mini essays and commentaries.

Philipp Blom is
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