Thursday, 29 March 2012

Science - from the Beginning

Hello. Time for my bi-annual update. These edifying and educational pages are taken from the titular textbook published by Oliver & Boyd in 1960. The illustrations are by one C.S. Macdonald, although I like the font used for the large, shouty labels.


There aren't enough spindles in science textbooks these days.


The Polar Bear looks merry. The squirrel looks positively satanic.


C.S. Macdonald can even draw sad goldfish.


Kitchen Sink Science 101.


What does a dog eat that was never alive? Answers on a 60p e-postcard to the usual address. I'm away to Belgium to loiter in Flemish charity shops. Tot ziens!

9 comments:

  1. Chalk! Hence white dog poo.

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  2. By the way, my dog eats other dogs' poo (disgusting, I know). Does that count?

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  3. Lovely book. The shouty font is rather nice.

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  4. That proves it then. Dogs definitely eat things that are not alive. I will send you a spindle!

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  5. From now on I will walk through life categorizing things as alive, dead or never alive.

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  6. What is the name of the text book I need to know

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  7. Thanks for your kind comments everyone. Monty, the name of the textbook is just 'Science from the Beginning'. I've put the publisher info in the intro to the post.

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  8. The cat has the same expression as David Bowie on the cover of "Heroes".

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