Sunday, June 06, 2010

Bits of this, bits of that

Lately we have been talking in varying levels of detail about human reproduction, evolution (I am looking for a really good illustrated tree-type diagram but haven't found what I want online yet), physical development from blastocyst to elderly dead person (the page in the Busy Bodies book about tampons has confused matters somewhat), ice crystals, salt crystals, snowflakes, the scale of the universe, geodomes AGAIN, what qualifies as an invention and what the first one was, where Nepal is and what it's like, the distribution of wealth and why I can't personally fix that fact that it's so unfair, and why you shouldn't bury all the smallest, most difficult and expensive to find or replace, Playmobil toys in 30kg of sand in the sandpit.

Oh, and the structure of the planet.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Hi, Don't know if this will help, but we have the poster of the Darwin Tree of Life on a wall and it has prompted lots of questions. You can find it online here:
http://www.open2.net/treeoflife/index.html

almeda said...

My very favorite illustrated how-bodies-grow books are still 'Where Did I Come From?' and 'What's Happening to Me?', both by Peter Mayle. My mother went to great lengths to buy them for me in the period when they were banned, so they could just be on my shelf to be happened across with no pressure.

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