Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Landscape explorations of the between places in space and history.

What kind of glue are they using to mount the camera on that sea lion’s back? foam filler?

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tatteredcover:

Love this fountain. Watch the pages of water turning. Anyone know where this is?
mo-zinebike:

book fountain!!

tatteredcover:

Love this fountain. Watch the pages of water turning. Anyone know where this is?

mo-zinebike:

book fountain!!

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mythologyofblue:

William Fairfield Warren, The Earth of the Persians from Paradise Found, the Cradle of the Human Race at the North Pole – a Study of the Primitive World, 1885

mythologyofblue:

William Fairfield Warren, The Earth of the Persians from Paradise Found, the Cradle of the Human Race at the North Pole – a Study of the Primitive World, 1885

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snowonredearth:

Portal by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr.

snowonredearth:

Portal by Rekishi no Tabi on Flickr.

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historiated:

Map of Asia from the Atlas Catalan, likely by Cresque Abraham, c. 1375. Currently in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Image taken from ARTstor.
“In the late fourteenth century, Barcelona was highly regarded as a center of mapmaking. The Atlas Catalan, likely produced by a Jewish cartographer from Mallorca [a Balearic island in the Mediterranean Sea] named Cresque Abraham, is a traditional mappa mundi [‘map of the world’], with Jerusalem in its center. The twelve-paneled map unfolds like a screen, providing information about various locations, including their geographical placement as well as their historical and mythological significance. The atlas also delineates portolan charts or sailing directions. In 1381, Pere IV of Aragon gave the work to an envoy of Charles V of France. Although the map indicates navigational directions, it was not intended for daily use. On the contrary, the atlas served as a luxurious collector’s item housed in a royal library. The section of the map displayed here represents Southeast Asia and China. Although the accuracy of the map wanes as one leaves the Mediterranean basin, it is one of the first maps to indicate the international travels of Marco Polo.” (Snyder, Art of the Middle Ages, 414)

historiated:

Map of Asia from the Atlas Catalan, likely by Cresque Abraham, c. 1375. Currently in the collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris. Image taken from ARTstor.

“In the late fourteenth century, Barcelona was highly regarded as a center of mapmaking. The Atlas Catalan, likely produced by a Jewish cartographer from Mallorca [a Balearic island in the Mediterranean Sea] named Cresque Abraham, is a traditional mappa mundi [‘map of the world’], with Jerusalem in its center. The twelve-paneled map unfolds like a screen, providing information about various locations, including their geographical placement as well as their historical and mythological significance. The atlas also delineates portolan charts or sailing directions. In 1381, Pere IV of Aragon gave the work to an envoy of Charles V of France. Although the map indicates navigational directions, it was not intended for daily use. On the contrary, the atlas served as a luxurious collector’s item housed in a royal library. The section of the map displayed here represents Southeast Asia and China. Although the accuracy of the map wanes as one leaves the Mediterranean basin, it is one of the first maps to indicate the international travels of Marco Polo.” (Snyder, Art of the Middle Ages, 414)

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motherjones:

For every 1 percent increase in human population, greenhouse gas emissions go up by slightly more than 1 percent. But which aspects of human life contribute most—more people, more consumption, or both—and how might that play out in a world racing towards 10 billion people this century?
Julia Whitty on the relationship between population growth and greenhouse gas.

motherjones:

For every 1 percent increase in human population, greenhouse gas emissions go up by slightly more than 1 percent. But which aspects of human life contribute most—more people, more consumption, or both—and how might that play out in a world racing towards 10 billion people this century?

Julia Whitty on the relationship between population growth and greenhouse gas.

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Dam Removal to Help Restore Spawning Grounds

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seventytimesxseven:

(by Lychee_Aloe)

seventytimesxseven:

(by Lychee_Aloe)

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Cauleen Smith. 
Still from Elsewhere, 2010, digitized 35-mm loop. Total running time: 7 minutes, 30 seconds.
The Grid video.

Cauleen Smith. 

Still from Elsewhere, 2010, digitized 35-mm loop. Total running time: 7 minutes, 30 seconds.

The Grid video.

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David Shapiro “Everything Must Go”, 1987-(ongoing)

David Shapiro “Everything Must Go”, 1987-(ongoing)

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French Cleaning Supplies

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PPG Industries, owner of former Jersey City chromium plant, asks to be designated redeveloper after cleanup | NJ.com

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plantingart:

Plant wall, Chicago Botanical Gardens (Taken with instagram)

plantingart:

Plant wall, Chicago Botanical Gardens (Taken with instagram)

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http://www.space.com/15991-venus-transit-observing-safety-guide.html

The next pair of Transit of Venus will be December 2117 and December 2125.

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Cool Infographics - Blog - How Wild is North America? (infographic)

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