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Travis Rieder's new book, Catastrophe Ethics, "aims to advise the well-intentioned, morally anxious & philosophically curious person" confronting the questions about whether our personal choices about the environment, technology, & justice matter.

Sounds like an interesting read: #books #science #philosophy

A bill in Louisiana, HB 777, would make it a crime for librarians to use public funds to join the American Librarian Association or attend an ALA conference, punishable with prison time and hard labor for up to two years.

#libraries #education #books #librarians #theocracy

A new book review just dropped!

#linux #books

I am so excited to receive Michael Webber’s new book, Powering Humanity!

Michael is a leading thinker & practitioner on all things #energy. I’ve been eagerly anticipating this collection bc he is an extraordinary communicator - esp on topics that can be complex.

Michael & I have written many articles together - including a few that found their way into this book! This is a must-read for anyone interested in energy, sustainability & the future of humanity. #books

French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur was born #OTD in 1822

He is renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization, the last of which was named after him. His research in chemistry led to remarkable breakthroughs in the understanding of the causes & preventions of diseases, which laid down the foundations of hygiene, public health & much of modern medicine.

Louis Pasteur at PG:

#books #microbiology

I just love my dear friend’s tree, don’t you?!

#MerryChristmas to all who celebrate! #books

While reading “The Ministry for the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson, I find myself wondering if this book should be required reading at #COP28

The story is fiction, of course. But it’s also highly informed & quite believable (so far). And it’s set in the not too distant future. #books #ClimateChange

I will never stop marveling at libraries.

All the #books we could possibly want - for free! They don't have it? In a few days it will arrive on loan from another state. 📚

Welp, so. I guess I'm here now and it's #introduction / #introductions time? I'm a #science writer, #journalist, #podcast host & video maker with a special fondness for weird/gross biology. I'm also a #DnD GM and a huge nerd for #books (especially #scifi) and #comics.

This week, I wrote about a type of lemur that picks its nose with an incredibly spindly finger that's so long it can reach up through its nasal cavity and touch its pharynx.

Nice to meet you, too!

Well Mastodon, several kind folks here recommended ‘The Ministry for the Future’ when I asked for great #books to get lost in. So I have taken your advice.

I decided a year ago that I must read books again. I unsubscribed from a slew of things and unfollowed many more, and now I find myself once more immersed in books.

#books #reading #priorities

First there is the Jishin Itsumo kit. It includes a book note which illustrates the testimony of 167 survivors of Great Hanshin earthquake in Kobe in 1995. What a work !
The kit includes also two leaflets, one explaining how to set up an emergency contact and one explaining what you need to prepare at home.
The last item is a handkerchief with multipurpose ideas printed on it : it can be a mask, a bandage, a flag, etc. Bought it for 12 euros in mint condition.

#design #books #japan #pictogram

⬆ let's continue this exploration thread above.

My Jishin Itsumo project collection is growing !

地震 (jishin = earthquake) いつも (itsumo = always) is a project made by the wonderful Japanese illustrator Yorifuji Bunpei 寄藤文平.
The main goal is risk prevention and help people getting ready for earthquake disaster.

If you like it, there are PDF available on the official website !

#design #books #japan #pictogram

⬇ let's dig into it !

Second book is the Jishin Itsumo Manual.
It explains everything you need to know to be prepared for an earthquake : how and why it happens in Japan, what you need to prepare at home, what furniture you need to fix on the wall, how and what you can cook, how you can poop and clean you up without functional sewers, etc. It's really well made and you can find it around 4 euros on second hand marketplaces.

#design #books #japan #pictogram

Some of my best friends are books!

Latest: #The MinistryForTheFuture by #KimStanleyRobinson

A favorite: #TheSacredBalance by #DavidSuzuki

#Read #Books

秘密基地の作り方 is a wonderful book analyzing how to make a secret base. A deep dive into children cabins, shacks, huts, tree houses... what make a good secret base ?
Written in 2012 by Takahiro Ogata 尾方孝弘 and illustrated by Noritake, the book gives you all the keys to chose wisely what is your secret base.
Each type of secret base has a radar diagram to choose from those criteria : 面白さ (fun), 耐久性 (durability), 秘密度(secrecy), 危険度(degree of risk),難易度(difficulty level).

#design #books #japan

I was looking for this artbook for a long time. Published in 2020, this 400 pages book contains all the works of the Japanese illustrator Noritake. Ads, posters, publication, magazine covers... his minimalistic style is everywhere and I love it. It also contains an interview at the end of the book. Got this version at 10 euros, great quality overall.

#japan #books #design #illustration

Let's ding into it ! This Typographics ti: magazine is from November 1982.

This issue is a calendar. Each month is designed by an artist. The print quality is incredible.

Cover is designed by Toshihiko Kitagawa 北澤敏彦. First month is designed by Mitsuo Katsui 勝井三雄

#books #design #japan #symbol #typography #logodesign

Typographics ti: is the quarterly magazine of the Japan Typography Association. First published in 1980, the publication is still going on today.
Found a set of 10 magazines for 40 euros. I was curious but didn't find any PDF or sample online, so I've decided to give it a try. The content is really different from one another but what a discovery ! If I find a scanner solution, I will try to make them available for everybody.

#books #design #japan #symbol #typography #logodesign

(The world of words seen with your eyes) is more a method for creating pictograms than an encyclopedia. Printed in 1983, the cover is a little bit old but the book inside is in a really good condition. 10 euros. The editor is the Japanese Standards Association. I wanted it because it was co-authored by Yukio Ota 太田幸夫.

#books #design #japan #symbol #pictogram

もじ鉄 (Iron Characters) is written by a real 鉄オタ(an Iron Ota', a railway otaku) Yuki Ishikawa 石川祐基.
This book is a beautiful encyclopedia of railway station signs around Japan. What font is used, where can you find it, history behind some... A great work of documenting wayfinding signage design.
Found this copy in mint condition for 5 euros.

#design #books #japan #typography

What's inside 記号の事典 ?
290 pages of symbol systems and how to represent things. High quality colored print, with international standards but also Japanese symbolics like kimono belts, buddhas design, kamons, kabuki masks...

#books #design #japan #symbol #pictogram

記号の事典 ( symbols encyclopedia) from 1985. One of the most expensive book, found it on yahoo auction for around 15 euros. The cardboard cover is a little bit damaged around the corner but the book inside is in MINT condition, it still smells fresh from the press. We have almost the same age and I'm not as fresh as this book. I will take care of it Japan, I promise.

#books #design #japan #symbol #pictogram

Yen is low, my appetite is high, and company like #Buyee are awesome. You can order from Japanese second hands websites, shops and auction website, they put everything in a box and send it to you. Each item doesn't cost much, in between 1 and 10 euros.

#nosponsorship #design #books

The other book written by Yuki Ishikawa 石川祐基 is もじもじもじ鉄 (Wriggling Iron Characters, it's a pun between mojimoji もじもじ and moji もじ I don't know how to translate it correctly...).

In this one, the author interviews Japanese wayfinding signage designers.
Men AND women talks about their work, typographic choices with examples. An important documentary project which gives access to unaccessible design processes. Like もじ鉄, you can easily find a second hand copy.

#design #books #japan #typography

"It's important to remember that the 'drugs' aren't just the pills we stash in our medicine cabinets. Ask yourself this: is it really acceptable that we only bothered to test sex differences for general anesthesia in 1999? Turns out women wake up faster than men, regardless of their age, weight or the dosage they've been given."

From Cat Bohannon's highly recommended book Eve.

#Books #SciComm #Bookshelf #bookstodon

Our publishing co-op is looking for a marketing volunteer, which could lead to paying work once we are funded or selling more books. (We are currently developing a crowdfunding campaign / investment round to launch later this fall.)

We publish #SciFi, #poetry, #fiction, #memoir, #philosophy, and #art. Please help spread the the word!

#books #publishing #coop #volunteer

somehow this is exactly what I wanted to hear on this beautiful, quiet (except for the cats purring) Sunday morning.

Also fascinating because one of my current #books is "The World Horde: Daily Life in Old English" by Hana Videen.

Bookstores tend to be my favorite places. /2 #books

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek died #OTD in 1723.

A largely self-taught man in science, he is commonly known as "the Father of Microbiology", and one of the first microscopists and microbiologists. Van Leeuwenhoek is best known for his pioneering work in microscopy and for his contributions toward the establishment of microbiology as a scientific discipline. via @wikipedia

Books by Antoni van Leeuwenhoek at PG:

#books #science #microbiology

“What an astonishing thing a book is… one glance at it & you’re inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly & silently inside your head, directly to you.

Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. #Books break the shackles of time. A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.”

- Carl Sagan

The Peabody Library in Baltimore, Maryland, is one of the most beautiful interior spaces I've ever seen. Worth the visit! #baltimore #architecture #library #maryland #books

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