not quite ready to head out tomorrow. enjoying a nice new girl-esque send off. fucking gone. hopefully i’ll catch my bus to G-town tomorrow.
Woodcut prints from Cosmographicus Liber
by Petrus Apianus (1495-1552)
Born as Peter Bienewitz, he studied cosmography and mathematics in Leipzig and Vienna and began writing short cosmographical works on world geography. He was a mathematician, printer and instrument maker, as well as a sought-after teacher and scholar.
He published the first edition of Cosmographicus Liber in 1524.
… a layman’s introduction to the science of the time, … was based largely on Ptolemy. Among other subjects, it describes planetary motion and terrestrial geography, techniques for celestial navigation with mathematical instruments, telling time, and measuring distances.
It contains many woodcut illustrations, including moveable stacked illustration plates called volvelles, which could be manipulated to make calculations. The book remained popular until the end of the 16th century. [ X ]
Apianus became well known for his scientific observations as well as for his many books and essays on geometry, trigonometry, astronomical instruments, and his astronomical observations.
Hi there I know that you go to St. Andrews and I was wondering what you thought of it. I committed to Notre Dame but am really thinking about going to St. Andrews to study International Relations instead. Do you have any advice for me on how to make up my mind? Thanks so much.
Notre Dame is certainly hard to turn down. If it’s IR you want to study for certain then there aren’t many places better than St Andrews. It really depends on what you’re studying and what you value. St Andrews and Notre Dame are similar in that they’re both gorgeous places, but are both relatively isolated. Both have their share of overprivileged children. Both have a good reputation, though Notre Dame will have better name recognition in the US, and vice versa in the UK. One nice thing about being at St Andrews is it allows you to travel around Europe pretty easily on breaks. The workload is also pretty manageable and you generally have a lot of free time (which can be both good and bad).