01 December 2019

Sunday Sundries

Miscellaneous items I found of interest during the week.

Top 5 topics addressed by LAC's Reference Librarians

Handwriting recognition casts new light on climate change from NIWA, on Vimeo.

Atlantic slavery left its mark not just in wealthy city centres, but among the rural poor too
The role of mid-Wales, also Newfoundland and Slovakia in the slave trade.

Reminder: Documentary Heritage Communities Program Webinar
3 December.

So is it nature not nurture after all? 
An opinion piece from The Guardian on Robert Plomin's book Blueprint: How DNA Makes Us Who We Are.

Hours of daylight mapped as a function of latitude and time of year
A neat graphic. At the equator, the day length never changes.

Tweet of the Week
The concept of "proper English" is a construct based in racism, sexism, classism, colonialism, and imperialism.

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