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magictransistor:

Asa Smith. Celestial Illustrations from Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy. 1851. 

Wood engravings with hand highlighting, written by the principal of Public School No. 12 in New York City with the goal “to present all the distinguishing principles in physical Astronomy with as few words as possible”.

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nemfrog:

Fig. 127. French method of opening the skull. Post-mortem pathology. 1905.

nemfrog:

Fig. 127. French method of opening the skull. Post-mortem pathology. 1905.

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nemfrog:

Fig. 1. Arteries of the human body. A new and complete dictionary of arts and sciences. 1763.

nemfrog:

Fig. 1. Arteries of the human body. A new and complete dictionary of arts and sciences. 1763.

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cinoh:

magictransistor:
Abu Yahya Zakariya’ ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini; ‘Wonders of the Seven Seas’ section of ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing), ca. 1203-1283 CE.

cinoh:

magictransistor:

Abu Yahya Zakariya’ ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini; ‘Wonders of the Seven Seas’ section of ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat wa-ghara’ib al-mawjudat (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing), ca. 1203-1283 CE.

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beckerrarebooks:

These lovely anatomical figures are from Leonhard Thurneisser zum Thurn’s Confirmatio Concertationis.  

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rudygodinez:

Astronomical Observatory of Kyiv National University, Two Photographs of Jupiter, (1917)

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 1)  Jupiter / C-020-1: Ten Exposures Including Notations

 2) Jupiter / C020-2: Thirteen Exposures Including Notations

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ri-science:

Mineral for today:

Flint Pebbles

British Mineralogy - Volume 1

By James Sowerby 1804, Royal Institution Rare Book Collection

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aber-flyingtiger:

Forty years ago, a vast molten cavity known as the Darvaza crater – nicknamed the “door to hell” – opened up in the desert of north Turkmenistan, and has been burning ever since. Now, Canadian explorer George Kourounis has became the first to make the descent into the fiery pit to look for signs of life (x)

Balls of steel

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likeafieldmouse:

Nehemiah Grew - The Anatomy of Plants (published 1692)

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poplifeplus:

From the ‘Book of Simple Medicines’ by Mattheaus Platearius, 12th century , Salerno, Italy

poplifeplus:

From the ‘Book of Simple Medicines’ by Mattheaus Platearius, 12th century , Salerno, Italy

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