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5 September 2007
September's item of the month is Lieutenant Francis Leopold McClintock's notebook: Notes on Arctic Equipment for Spring Travelling, drawn up at Port Royal 1867. Caird Library...


4 September 2007
This post is the first in what we hope will be a series, concerning some of the 'not so frequently asked questions' that we often get in the library or E-library.


2 September 2007
This month we can see the planets Jupiter in the early evening and Mars just after midnight, and plenty of interesting objects in the Milky Way arcing overhead. The word...
31 August 2007
This truly is a gorgeous book. And it's not just me that thinks so - everyone who has walked past my shelf of recently catalogued books lately has been picking it up. Bound...
28 August 2007
If you've visited the reading room here at the Caird Library (or if you've read our excellent Lloyd's research guides) you'll know that we have a complete run of this world-...
25 August 2007
New York Times: Venezuela: A Decree for the Clocks "Moved by claims that it will help the metabolism and productivity of his fellow citizens, President Hugo Chávez said...
24 August 2007
The National Archives | Trafalgar ancestors (tags: NationalArchives trafalgar 1805 navy)
24 August 2007
Ship's biscuits or hard tack was a vital part of a seaman's diet in the years before the introduction of canned food in the mid-nineteenth century. Try the ship biscuit diet...
22 August 2007
Google has announced Google Sky, a new feature in Google Earth that lets you browse the entire night sky. Download the latest version of Google Earth, and you'll find a new...
22 August 2007
Twitter: Astronomy picture of the day Daily notification, including the title and a link to the image. (Also available as an RSS feed.)