Wassily Kandinsky, “Point and Line to Plane”, 1926.

Terrence Deacon, “The Symbolic Species: The Co-Evolution of Language and the Brain“, 1997 was the topic of an earlier blog post.  Here I present:  Wassily Kandinsky, “Point and Line to Plane”, 1926 was a theory book by the Russian painter. Wassily Kandinsky described the “point” as a result of initial collision of “the  tool” with the … Continue reading Wassily Kandinsky, “Point and Line to Plane”, 1926.

Sue A. Kawashima, “A Dictionary of Japanese Particles”, Kodansha Publishing, 2013.

Japanese Postposition 助詞 じょし “Joshi” (particle) was the topic of an earlier blog post.  Here I present:  Sue A. Kawashima, “A Dictionary of Japanese Particles”, Kodansha Pub., 2013 which was a Japanese language dictionary of postpositions (particles).   Sue A. Kawashima’s dictionary is 345 page long; and, contains more than 100 助詞 じょし “Joshi”.   In … Continue reading Sue A. Kawashima, “A Dictionary of Japanese Particles”, Kodansha Publishing, 2013.

Taeko Kamiya, “The Handbook of Japanese Verbs (動詞 dōshi)”, Kodansha Publishing, 2001.

Japanese and English Andrew Nelson, “Japanese-English Character Dictionary (revised edition)”, 1997. was the topic of an earlier blog post.  Here I present:  Taeko Kamiya, “The Handbook of Japanese Verbs”, 2001 was a monograph of Japanese verbs.  Verbs 動詞 “dōshi” (in the Japanese language) are what gives a speaker power in that language. In the table … Continue reading Taeko Kamiya, “The Handbook of Japanese Verbs (動詞 dōshi)”, Kodansha Publishing, 2001.

Herbert A. Gilbert, “Smokeless Non-Tobacco Cigarette”, #3,200,819 (United States Patent), 17 August 1965.

Herbert A. Gilbert, “Smokeless Non-Tobacco Cigarette” #3,200,819 (United States Patent), 17 August 1965 was a patent for the invention of (what is referred to now as) “the electronic cigarette”.  ENDS stands for “Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems” and this patent is among the first developed.  The  “traditional cigarette” has a barrel that is 90% tobacco and … Continue reading Herbert A. Gilbert, “Smokeless Non-Tobacco Cigarette”, #3,200,819 (United States Patent), 17 August 1965.

Nicolas Slonimsky, “Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns”, 1947.

Nicolas Slonimsky, “Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns”, 1947 was a musicology science book (“table of contents” of the book are shown in the photocopy below). The human brain is divided  into two hemispheres; and, the left processes “speech”: the right hemisphere processes “singing”. Nobel laureate “Roger Sperry” was the discoverer of “cerebral hemisphere dominance”.   … Continue reading Nicolas Slonimsky, “Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns”, 1947.