Notes on a web journey

posted on: 16 June 2009

The Treasury of Ornament

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Celtic illumination of manuscripts

On BibliOdyssey scans from “The Treasury of Ornament” by Heinrich Dolmetsch, first published as “Der Ornamentenschatz” by Verlag von Julius Hoffman in Stuttgart in 1887 :

And there is going to be a fourth post with more scans.


posted on: 01 April 2009

Ernest Haeckel's engravings

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ERNEST HAECKEL (1834 - 1919) was a German biologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist. With all of these professions, he left something for for all of us. His famous book, “Kunstformer der Natur” is the source for these incredible engravings.

The art of Ernest Haeckel


posted on: 21 January 2009

Birds of New Zealand

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A post on New Zealand birds via BibliOdyssey :

New Zealand birds - Black fantail and Pied fantail

Birds of New Zealand

At the bottom of the page a link to NZTEC - “free online archive of New Zealand and Pacific Islands texts and heritage materials, which offers an ever expanding, fully searchable, set of images and full-text books, manuscripts and journals [..] contains over 2,600 texts (around 65,000 pages)”


posted on: 08 May 2008

Moleskine art

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'skine art:

Watercolor tree on Moleskine

moleskine art


posted on: 18 February 2008

On Scales and The Drake Manuscript

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Two posts on The Nonist:


posted on: 19 October 2006

The complete work of Darwin

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This site currently contains more than 50,000 searchable text pages and 40,000 images of both publications and handwritten manuscripts. There is also the most comprehensive Darwin bibliography ever published and the largest manuscript catalogue ever assembled. More than 150 ancillary texts are also included, ranging from secondary reference works to contemporary reviews, obituaries, published descriptions of Darwin's Beagle specimens and important related works for understanding Darwin's context.

The complete work of Charles Darwin online


posted on: 09 August 2006


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About creativity: cartoon cartoon


posted on: 30 July 2006

The Endeavour Botanical Illustrations

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Drawing of Metrosideros Collina - Botany Library at the Natural History Museum

The voyage of HMS Endeavour (1768-1771) was the first devoted exclusively to scientific discovery. The Botany Library at the Natural History Museum holds all of the surviving botanical artwork from Captain James Cook's first Pacific voyage. Represented are works of the artists Sydney Parkinson (1745-1771), John Frederick Miller and Frederick Polydore Nodder, among others. These artists' works feature in the finished watercolours made during and after the voyage, between 1773 and 1784. Of the three, only Parkinson sailed on the ship and it was he who made the first sketches of the plants which were encountered and collected.

The Endeavour Botanical Illustrations


CSS,Javascript and Php studies

Anti spam email
A solution to writing an anti spam email contact link
filed under: Javascript
Background image
A background image randomizer that I used in the second version of this site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Javascript menu
A menu that uses Javascript and session cookies.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Experimenting with CSS and Javascript.A simple but, in my opinion, nice navigation “system”. The MiniSite is a one page site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo display
Protect copyrighted photos: a simple but effective solution.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo gallery
A photo gallery made for a friend
filed under: Javascript
PHP menu
A PHP menu that can be updated without having to re-publish all the pages is on.
filed under: PHP
Pop-up menu
A very simple pop up menu powered by Javascript. It works also if Javascript is disabled.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
RSS feed
How to write and use an RSS feed
filed under: rss-xml
Tag replacer
The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
filed under: PHP
Tags search
A search form build and powered using Javascript and the DOM
filed under: Javascript