It’s hard for the raven to shake the association to doom and gloom found in literature, religion, art, vocabulary (e.g. raving mad), and legends- and it doesn’t help their case that a group of them is called an ‘unkindness’ of ravens. There is so much more to the raven than omens of bad luck.
These thirteen women defied the conventions of their time to have their shot at space flight.
Covent Garden Market was, and is, a beehive of activity. It sits near the Royal Opera House, St. Paul’s church, and the Theater Royal (on Drury Lane) and is only a short walk from Waterloo Bridge. Today it houses a number of shops and restaurants and is one of those places that everyone going to […]
Recently I received a question from a researcher wondering about the price of a commodity one could purchase in a pharmacy in the late 1800s. The question led me to the drug store supply industry at the turn of the 20th century and to our collection of price indexes published by pharmaceutical companies. A 1905 […]
The materials from the Office of Scientific Research and Development represent original research conducted by the Allies during World War II. The tens of thousands of items in the Library’s OSRD collection include technical reports, drawings, memos, medical research results, and other documents that were either in the open literature or have since been declassified.
NASA’s Dr. Rowland will talk about atmospheric escape, his adventures in Norway, and what is being learned from the VISIONS-2 data in his lecture, Exploring Our Escaping Atmosphere: Going above the Top of the World to Watch the Sky, on Thursday, October 17, from 11:30 a.m.-12::30 p.m. in the Madison building’s third floor Pickford Theater.
This blog was written in preparation for Ada Lovelace Day, which occurs every year on the second Tuesday of October and celebrates women in STEM. Augusta Ada Byron, daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron and intellectual Lady Byron (whom Byron once named the “Princess of Parallelograms”), was born in 1815. Shortly after Ada’s birth, […]
On Tuesday, October 15, and Wednesday, October 16, 2019, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Library of Congress Science and Business Reading Room will pair fiber art quilts with our October reading room book display Obscure and Endangered. The book display highlights lesser known endangered plant and animal species, ranging from the Goldstreifiger to the Jellyfish Tree.
This post was written by Lynn Weinstein, Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. For decades, General Electric (GE) has been a company deeply connected to America’s daily life. It had been the last of the founding members of the Dow since it was created in 1896 until it was removed in […]
This is a second post about updates for Business Reference guides, and this post features guides for those studying the fashion industry and beauty business. I hope that both of them can help those doing research on the current state of the industry, but both also include resources for those wanting to look at the […]