Boye Lafayette De Mente, “Subway Guide to Tokyo”, 2005.

Boye Lafayette  De Mente, “Subway Guide to Tokyo”, 2005 was booklet published on the Tokyo Subways.   “Chikatetsu” 地下鉄 is the Japanese word for “subway”.  “Ku” is the Japanese word for “ward”.  “Tokyo” 東京都  is composed of 23 “city-wards”.  The  diagram above shows five wards: 1. Shinjuku, 2. Shibuya, 3. Minato, 4. Toshima & 5. Taito.  … Continue reading Boye Lafayette De Mente, “Subway Guide to Tokyo”, 2005.

Cyril Darlington, “Chromosome Botany: and, the Origin of Cultivated Plants“, 1963.

Cyril Darlington, “Chromosome Botany: and, the Origin of Cultivated Plants”, 1963 was a nonfiction, botanical book on the 10,000 BC origin of farmed plants. Cyril Dean Darlington was a genetics researcher who studied the DNA (shown above) of plant chromosomes.  Darlington was among the first to propose a model for the chromosome organelle with the … Continue reading Cyril Darlington, “Chromosome Botany: and, the Origin of Cultivated Plants“, 1963.

Oliver Sacks, “Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf”, 1989.

 Oliver Sacks, “Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf”, 1989 was a nonfiction, medical science book about deafness.  Deaf people can communicate linguistically using “hand signs” (such as American Sign Language, shown above).  Doctor Oliver Sacks book is case-studies of deaf patients.  In a lingustic sense, each deaf population in unique to … Continue reading Oliver Sacks, “Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf”, 1989.

Will Durant, “Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization”, 1935.

Will Durant, “Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization”, 1935 was a nonfiction history; and a Pulitzer Prize winning book.  “The Story of Civilization” was eleven published volumes; and, two unpublished “notes” for two more. “The Age of Darwin”; and “The Age of Einstein” would have been in Will Durant’s, “The Story of Civilization” for completion. … Continue reading Will Durant, “Our Oriental Heritage: The Story of Civilization”, 1935.

Terrien De Lacouperie, “The Old Babylonian Characters and their Chinese Derivatives”, 1888.

Terrien De Lacouperie, “The Old Babylonian Characters and their Chinese Derivatives”, 1888 was a linguistic science book on language classification.  “Old Babylonian” is phonetically described by the syllabary table (shown below).  The writer, Terrien De Lacouperie asserted that “Ancient Chinese” and “Old Babylonian” were two languages with a common origin. The interesting thing about this assertion … Continue reading Terrien De Lacouperie, “The Old Babylonian Characters and their Chinese Derivatives”, 1888.