Almanac in the age of hypertext

books, interview, people Alain de Botton: I would advise a friend to travel alone

05.08.2008 13:52   

Alain de Botton
Photo by Charlotte de Botton.

Alain de Botton is a writer of essayistic books, which refer both to his own experiences and ideas — and those of artists, philosophers and thinkers. In his interview for Alain de Botton explained the fascination of travelling alone, admitted that he dreams of spaceflights and remembered his favorite souvenir.

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novosibirsk, photo, Science Total Eclipse in Novosibirsk

01.08.2008 22:21   

Total solar eclipse

Photos by [Maya Shelkovnikova](

Take a look at the photos of the total solar eclipse. Both photos were taken in Novosibirsk, Russia on August 1st by [Maya Shelkovnikova](

Eclipse in Novosibirsk, Russia

futurism, transport New Birth of the Zeppelines

06.07.2008 19:59   

Новое рождение дирижаблей

Photo: Achim Mende.

It has been more than 70 years since the giant Hindenburg zeppelin exploded, killing 36 crew members and passengers, abruptly ending an earlier age of airships. But because of new materials and sophisticated means of propulsion, entrepreneurs are [taking another look]( at the behemoths of the air.

people, space First Lady

16.06.2008 20:05   

Валентина Терешкова

On 16 June 1963, [Valentina Tereshkova ]( the first woman to fly into space. Her call sign in this flight was Chaika. Today is the 45th anniversary of this spaceflight. At he age of 70 she said that she would like to fly to Mars, even if it meant that it was a one way trip.

futurism, retro, transport Soviet era futurism

08.06.2008 22:58    , ,

Soviet Era Futurism

This illustration of the atomic hover express appears in the Soviet I want to know everything! almanac published in 1969.

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