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Academia

Arthur Golding’s A Discourse vpon the Earthquake

I updated yesterday’s post, “Pamphlets on the Earthquake of 1580,” to include an EPUB version of Arthur Golding’s A Discourse vpon the Earthquake …. While you will be missing out if you don’t go back and read the whole post, if you just want the EPUB file, you can download it here. As with Jan […]

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History

Remedies for the Plague, ca. 1569—updated

In the preface to his The Gouernance and preseruation of them that feare the Plage, Jan van der Noot thanks the King and Lord Suffolk. In 1559 England did not have a king. A recipe at the end of his text for the medicine of King Henry prompted me to suggest that he was referring […]

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Academia

e-books — teaching — outreach

iBooks Author, released last month, officially represents Apple’s move into textbooks and offers some really promising features. Apple attracted considerable criticism for iBooks Author’s strict EULA and for its lack of support for EPUB standards. I am not interested in those debates—they certainly have merit and raise issues that should be discussed—but rather interested in […]

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Teaching

ePamphlet Guide to the Astrolabe

I recently posted An Introductory History to Astrolabes over at PACHS. There seemed to be considerable interest in that post, so I expanded it a bit and converted it to an ePamphlet. Much of the material comes out of my introduction to the history of science course. The goal was to produce a convenient introduction […]