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I studied physics and astronomy as an undergraduate, and I earned my PhD in Planetary Sciences from the University of Arizona this past spring. I read a lot, and still mostly on paper so I have a bunch of books I've been dragging along with me across a few states. The ones I specifically collect are about the history of women and under-represented minorities in science and exploration. I have a much smaller collection started on polar exploration. I was in Frankfurt for a work trip and went to the natural history museum and found a display about Tilly Edinger. Most of this book is in German, but not quite all of it.
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I was eager to get to the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair last weekend to check out its new digs in the heart of downtown D. A change of venues is fraught with risk any time a long-established cultural event moves to a new location.

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The project is expected to take two years. But as the Folger looks ahead, it is also taking a backward glance. Reid's travels through the American southwest. Lots are being sold without reserve. A longtime friend of Moser, Bromer Booksellers co-founder Anne Bromer wanted to showcase his work in her new gallery space, which opened last November.

In fact, Jane Eyre has never gone out of print and has been translated into nearly 60 languages. Landing in mailboxes this week if not already is our fall quarterly, the last page of which features book collector and NASA engineer Michael L. Can you guess what he collects? If you guessed books about rockets and spaceflight, give yourself a gold star. They eventually joined with the Institute of the Aerospace Sciences in to form what we know today as the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Few names bestir the hearts of book collectors and die-hard bibliophiles as much as Shakespeare and Gutenberg. Two new non-fiction books adroitly capitalize on that fact, adding the element of suspense to their narratives. Both are riveting reads, but let's peel back the covers just a bit. In short, the "mystery" is where did Shakespeare's book collection go? Did he own books, and if so, why have we never discovered them? These are questions that sting in the realm of rare books because it's hard to imagine a literary lion without at least one bookcase of coveted titles, and yet none have ever been found containing any evidence of ownership that connects them to the famous poet and playwright -- at least not with any degree of certainty; let's not forget that two antiquarian booksellers announced in their discovery of a sixteenth-century dictionary that they believe Shakespeare annotated, which Kells touches upon but too slightly. Locating Shakespeare's missing library is both a personal quest for Kells and his wife, Fiona, and an academic one, and Kells is our congenial tour guide throughout, visiting the various book hunters who have tried and failed to get ahold of the Bard's books.

Portraits, Civil War battlefields, and landscapes figure among the photographs on display, recalling by their very arrangement photos hailing from the early 19th century. Her kit includes an 8-xinch view camera, high-contrast Ortho film, and the wet plate collodion process. By nature, these are cumbersome and wholly tactile applications. Greene, Jr. What is your role at your institution? I am curator of the architecture and art collection, which includes a wonderful selection of Renaissance architectural treatises, a print collection, hundreds of 18thth century woodblocks, and an archive of architectural drawings, photographs, and papers related to Canadian architecture.



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