I'm beginning a project that looks partly at biological classification, primarily in western science. I have no background in this, and so I'm digging around. I'm interested to know more about the current rules for nomenclature, and also to know more about historical, philosophical, sociological, knowledge practice, ethnographic, anthropological, science technology and society (STS), sociotechnical, etc., approaches to the study of biological classification. I'll take monographs, articles, papers, web sites, etc. I have access to a university library. What are some good sources that can introduce me to this? Many thanks!
After reading a recommendation here for the utterly delightful Ms. Rumphius, I started thinking about kids books about travel that I used to enjoy. When I was a kid I loved a picture book about a kingdom where everyone had to wear black all the time because the prince or princess had died and the kingdom was in mourning, and an apprentice tailor traveled the world by boat and learned about clothing in different cultures and eventually came home and made beautiful colorful clothing for everyone in the kingdom and the sadness over the kingdom was lifted. I have searched and searched and can't remember anything more about it. Can anyone remember? It was a lovely book and I would like to share it with my daughter.
Help me find the name of this story I remember about a moment when everyone stops making noise at once. [more inside]
Other than right of conquest or inheritance, how does one become a king? I'm particularly interested in people who became kings by election or acclaim. Historical examples, please! [more inside]
Recently I watched Fetih 1453 and enjoyed it. I want to know a list of similar epic siege war movies. I saw troy and Kingdom of Heaven.
I'm being forced to visit Disney in September, for two and a half days. The rest of my family will be staying longer, so I get to pick what we do those two and a half days. My son is 5 and this is his first Disney "experience". What the heck do I select? [more inside]
Lawrence Durrell's "Kingdom of Plaice" - does this novel about the independent nation of Redonda exist (perhaps under another name)? [more inside]
What are the most popular, clichéd touristy things to do in London? You know, like posing with the Queen's guards, taking a ride in the Eye, and eating fish and chips.
Could someone please explain these lines from Stephen King's The Tommyknockers? "For want of a shoe, the kingdom was lost... for the choice of a path, the ship was found."
Colleague and I are staying in York, UK for a week in October. Help us decide which flat we should rent. One is at 16 Park Crescent, just off Monkgate. The other is in a converted warehouse on Peter Lane, near High Ousegate. We want good pubs and walks nearby, and we value quiet and safety. [more inside]
I'm completely confused about UK immigration policy and am getting conflicting information re: extended stays for academic research. [more inside]
Can my wife claim my tuition as a tax credit in the UK? [more inside]
My wife and I would like to move from the US to the UK. How difficult is it? [more inside]