You’re back, or rather.. you’re going

When was last posting? two months ago? when mayhem suggested further readings into a French surrealist ethnographer, Roger Caillois?

This blog collapsed soon after that, or rather, the back entrance to this blog collapsed..
Happened before, several times actually, and it always imply never ending days of forum’s readings to work out how to fix it.
The main problem is that you’ve hacked this template to such an extent that every now-n-then the whole thing spit the dummy.
This time round you didn’t jump at it with your usual determination thou.. you had a break from it, two months of it.. the longest no-posting time you have ever experienced since you started this, two n a half years ago.

So, Roger Caillois.
You have a bad habit to dismiss writings which start with binary distinctions, so, thanks mayhem, but maybe is not really what you are looking for..You’ll read it thou, because as Kirsten said in an email, “don’t forget that investing in your own knowledge and skill-base will likely outweigh any other dividends you’ll make this year…”..

So in your holiday you made a list. A list of text books that you should read, all of which are classics in their particular fields, some of them discredited, some of them rediscovered, yet, you received a scholarship, and sure enough the benefit of going overseas can be easily outweighed by diligently reading:

Carson R.L., Silent spring
You read about this book in so many places, yet never came across the book itself. It had a massive social and political influence. it relate the effects of erbicides

Corner E.J., Life of plants 1964
Co evolution of animals and plants, ‘transference of function’

Croce B., Estetica 1902
Writings on art

Dobzhansky T., Genetics and the origin of species 1937
Hereditary and environmental influences in human development. Concept of drift (or chance) in race.

Elton C.S., The ecology of invaders 1950
Seminal studies of ecology, food chain and pyramid of numbers

Gowin, H., The history of British flora 1956
Carbon dating the disappearance of flora from UK during last ice age

Hutchinson, G. E., The evolutionary theater and the ecological play 1965
Limnologist, study of fresh water biology

Johannsen, W. C., Elements of the exact science of heredity 1909
Self-taught geneticist

Lorenz, K. Z., Civilized man’s 8 deadly sins 1974
Ethologist, famous for signaling in ducks and imprinting in goslings

Margalef, L. R., Perespective in ecological theory 1968
Ecologist interested in freshwater animals communities variable factors

Marinetti… polemical theorist.. you read his manifestos, yet, still made it in the list

Sachs, J. V., History of botany, 1530-1860 1906
Botanist, revived the 1699 technique of hydroponic

Simpson, G. G., The meaning of evolution 1949
Paleontologist, famous for his research. Popularizer of science

Tansley, A. G., The British islands and their vegetation 1939
British ecological society

Wilson, E. o., Sociobiology: the new synthesis 1975
Controversial reading of religion, society, culture and ethics

Wynne-Edwards V. C., Animal dispersion in relation to social behavior 1962
Population homeostasis hypothesis. Animal groups genetically control their numbers

Berry, B. J. L., The human consequences of urbanization 1967
One of the most influential human geographer of the ’60s and early ’70s

Bowman, I., The new word 1921
Political geography

Chorley, R. J., History of the study of landforms 1964
Quantitative methods of analysis into physical geography

Christaller, W., Central places of southern Germany 1966
How human population organizes itself to exploit the natural resources and location attributes of a region.

Fleure, H. J., Corridors of time 1956
European pre-history, 10 volumes

Hagerstrand, S. T. E.
, Spatial diffusion as an innovation process 1967
Geographer. Aggregate pattern of human population and distribution

Isard, W., An introduction to regional science 1975
Regional economics and the role of location in economic theory

Sauber, C. Agricultural origins and dispersal 1952
Use of environment by human. Rural people over the centuries

Taylor, T. G., Urban geography 1949
Australian geographer. Links between environment and political and economic organization.

Now, that is a start of a list.
Any more suggestions most welcome

You’re going to be off soon

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