JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
And so starts a new series for this blog, a series dedicated to the quiet magnificence of near-nothingness, sublime bits of subtle interest. It is bold antique regularity that will be surfaced here, stuff that once upon a time was necessary and new, but now has an abstract out-of-context beauty that transcends its earlier commonness.
For example, the unexpected title of this 95-page, well-constructed pamphlet distributed by the Shoe Retailer's League Inc.:
offers a few unexpected carto-bombs. In addition to all manner of shoes and shoe salesmanship information there are the following two maps of the applied cowdom:
which portrays a geology of the thickness of the shoe-useful parts ot eh cow and a corollary of the above.
I've never seen either map before.