I spent a number of days immersed in all things thought to be cutting edge for the late 1800s and was drawn to the writing style and imagination displayed by the authors. While I have barely scratched the surface in uncovering the treasures that these books contain, this is a small collection of thoughts shaped through the reading of some of the articles presented in the Ninth Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Dubbed the “Windows to the Soul”, the eyes of the animal kingdom vary greatly in not only colour, size and shape but also in strength and functionality.
The first in a series of posts delving into the experiences and exploring the paths available to newly fledged scientists. This first piece features a scientist who followed his passion for nature into the world of zoology only to find that the lure of the lab coat was too strong.