|from The Verge|
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|Neil DeGrasse Tyson|
|Suzanne Lee grows fabric from bacteria. screen shot|
|Mississippi's Golden Triangle|
Today's selection -- from A World Undone: The Story of the Great War 1914 to 1918 by G.J. Meyer. World leaders in 1914 did not understand how powerful their armies had become and how much destruction they would cause. In the centuries before the 1800s, world population had grown at a snail's pace. But between 1870 and the beginning of the first World War, the population of Europe had increased by 100,000,000, more than the total world population before 1650, the result of a technological revolution that improved life spans. But this technological revolution also produced unprecedented weaponry, and thus World War I unleashed destruction that would kill 8.5 million and wound in excess of 20 million more, many times the casualties of all the Napoleonic wars combined. As the war started, a young and naive Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty, could not contain his excitement:
"Russia's general mobilization ... called up the Russian reserves -- a staggering total of four million men, enough to frighten any nation on earth. ...
"This was war on a truly new scale; the army with which Wellington defeated Napoleon at Waterloo had totaled sixty thousand men. ...
"The Germans ... hauled into Belgium ... two new kinds of monster artillery: 305 Skoda siege mortars ... plus an almost unimaginably huge 420 howitzer ... produced by Germany's Krupp steelworks, [that] weighed seventy-five tons and had to be transported by rail in five sections and set in concrete before going into action.
"Among the holders of high office, one man at least did not share the sense of glum foreboding: the ebullient ... young Winston Churchill ... he wrote to Prime Minister Asquith's wife ... 'I love this war. I know it's smashing and shattering the lives of thousands every moment, and yet -- I can't help it -- I enjoy every second of it.' "
A World Undone: The Story of the Great War, 1914 to 1918
Author: G.J. Meyer
Publisher: Delacorte Press a division of Random House
Copyright 2006 by G.J. MeyerPages 74, 77, 127, 133
|one writer and his notebook KW|
|onion tears Rose-Lynn Fisher, Craig Krull Gallery|
|Białowieża, the last large primeval forest in Europe KW|
|a particularly harrowing intersection, at Wilshire and Veteran Los Angeles Times|
|Delta Shelter, Washington, Olson Kundig Architects|
|big enough for ya?|
|excerpt of illustration by Bill Reynolds|
|screen shot from website|
|first Best Actor winner Emil Jannings|
|tinamou in the spotlight Patrick Coin|
|Motherhood 1928, by Diego Rivera|
|Applied Technology Council/National Geophysical Data Center|
|Keepod's first "mission" is in Nairobi, Kenya. from keepod.com|
|James Duncan Davidson|
|Inventor Joe Larson demonstrates the polygraph machine. Pictorial Parade/Getty Images|
|Nicholas II in the imperial train from angelfire.com|
|FEAST online bookstore|