E-Book/E-Text Announcements: September 2006 Archives

All About Bacterial Names


In case you were distraught over not knowing for sure: Approved Lists of Bacterial Names.

Bookmark and Share

Copyrights and Copywrongs

| | Comments (1)

Intriguing on-line book

from the Descriptive Hype for said book

"Peer-to-peer networks have existed as long as gossip and word-of-mouth advertising--but with the rise of electronic communication, they are suddenly coming into their own. and they are drawing the outlines of a battle for information that will determine much of the culture and politics of our century, from file-sharing websites like Gnutella to private edits of Star Wars to the neo-Nazi concept of 'leaderless resistance.' On one side, trying to maintain control of information--and profits--are legislators, judges, cabinet officers, entertainment conglomerates, and multinational corporations. On the other side, trying to liberate information, are educators, computer programmers, civil libertarians, artists, consumers, and dissidents under all sorts of regimes. Vaidhyanathan draws upon examples ranging from ancient religions to open-source software to show how this battle will be one of the defining fault lines of twenty-first-century civilization. His radical and original explanation of the future of information is a warning shot that will mobilize anarchists and controllers alike."

Bookmark and Share

More E-Books


A History of Twelve Jesuit Martyrs, including Father Campion

Memoirs of Missionary Priests by Bsp. Richard Challoner--Includes biographies of both Fr. Edward Campion and Father Robert Southwell, among other British and Welsh Martyrs.

Bookmark and Share

I offer the following finds--

Carmel in England: A History of the English Mission of the Discalced Carmelites, 1615 to 1849

Carmel in Ireland: A Narrative of the Irish Province of Teresian, Or Discalced Carmelites

What is most remarkable is that given present concerns, these arrive at a most propitious time.

Now here's one for engendering humility:

egends of the Monastic Orders as Represented in the Fine Arts Anna Jameson. From which, this excerpt:

"Neither as an Order, nor as individuals, are the Carmelites interesting or important in their relation to art."

The Library of Historic Characters and Famous Events of All Nations and All Ages For those famaliar with Dumas, this recounts the life of Louise de la Vallière; Mother, Duchess, first mistress of King Louis XIV, and eventually, cloistered Carmelite nun. Certainly a candidate for Saints Behaving Badly--only it would have to be Latter-Day Holy People Who Don't Have a Cause Behaving Badly.

Letters of Said Duchess

Spanish Mystics by Marguerite Tollemache

Also to be found on the site are complete biographies of St. Josemaria Escrive, In Converstation with God, various volumes of the Navarre Bible, and other Opus Dei and Sceptre publications.

Santa Teresa: Being Some Account of Her Life and Times, Together with Some Pages from the History Gabriela Cunninghame Graham

Anyone care for the works of Orestes Brownson?

Complete on-line edition of Charles Carroll of Carrollton: Faithful Revolutionary--Scott McDermott

A list of Publications related to Charles Carroll of Carrollton

This could go on forever, but you take a try at it. Amazing things available.

Once again, deep appreciation to Bill White who not only first alerted me to the resource, but who continues to mine its treasures.

Blessed John Soreth

Bookmark and Share

E-Books Galore!


Bill at Summa Minutiae has a whole slew of them. Start with the referenced post and then look at all of 22 September. Thanks Bill!

Bookmark and Share

Catholic Essays and Other Finds


A Book I had not encountered before with a leading essay on Juliana of Norwich:

The Faith of Millions by George Tyrrell S.J.

The Complete works of Charles and Mary Lamb for Children

A Compendium of Poets of the 18th Century

Bookmark and Share

Bartram's Travels


Available in a glorious transcribed html edition with all of the plates.

William Bartram was one of the first "naturalists" to do extensive tours and studies through the Southern United states. His Travels, published in 1791 records the people, the plants, and the animals he encountered during a tour of the Carolinas, Georgia and Northern Florida. A neglected masterpiece of observation.

PERHAPS, to a grateful mind, there is no intellectual enjoyment, which regards human concerns, of a more excellent nature, than the remembrance of real acts of friendship. The heart expands at the pleasing recollection. When I came up to his door, the friendly man, smiling, and with a grace and dignity peculiar to himself, took me by the hand, and accosted me thus: "Friend Bartram, come under my roof, and I desire you to make my house your home, as long as convenient to your self; remember, from this moment, that you are a part of my family, and, on my part, I shall endeavour to make it agreeable," which was verified during my continuance in, and about, the southern territories of Georgia and Florida; for I found here sincerity in union with all the virtues, under the influence of religion. I shall yet mention a remarkable instance of Mr. M'Intosh's friendship and respect for me; which was, recommending his eldest son, Mr. John M'Intosh, as a companion in my travels. He was a sensible virtuous youth, and a very agreeable companion through a long and toilsome journey of near a thousand miles.

And, for a moment, let us consider the rattlesnake:

BUT let us again resume the subject of the rattle snake; a wonderful creature, when we consider his form, nature and disposition, it is certain that he is capable by a puncture or scratch of one of his fangs, not only to kill the largest animal in America, and that in a few minutes time, but to turn the whole body into corruption; but such is the nature of this dreaded reptile, that he cannot run or creep faster than a man or child can walk, and he is never known to strike until he is first assaulted or fears himself in danger, and even then always gives the earliest warning by the rattles at the extremity of his tail. I have in the course of my travels in the Southern states (where they are the largest, most numerous and supposed to be the most venemous and vindictive) stept unknowingly so close as almost to touch one of them with my feet, and when I perceived him he was already drawn up in circular coils ready for a blow. But however incredible it may appear, the generous, I may say magnanimous creature lay as still and motionless as if inanimate, his head crouched in, his eyes almost shut, I precipitately withdrew, unless when I have been so shocked with surprise and horror as to be in a manner rivetted to the spot, for a short time not having strength to go away, when he often slowly extends himself and quietly moves off in a direct line, unless pursued when he erects his tail as far as the rattles extend, and gives the warning alarm by intervals, but if you pursue and overtake him with a shew of enmity, he instantly throws himself into the spiral coil, his tail by the rapidity of its motion appears like a vapour, making a quick tremulous sound, his whole body swells through rage, continually rising and falling as a bellows; his beautiful particoloured skin becomes speckled and rough by dilatation, his head and neck are flattened, his cheeks swollen and his lips constricted, discovering his mortal fangs; his eyes red as burning coals, and his brandishing forked tongue of the colour of the hottest flame, continually menaces death and destruction, yet never strikes unless sure of his mark.

Bookmark and Share



About this Archive

This page is a archive of entries in the E-Book/E-Text Announcements category from September 2006.

E-Book/E-Text Announcements: August 2006 is the previous archive.

E-Book/E-Text Announcements: October 2006 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

My Blogroll