Saturday, December 24, 2005

 

Wikipedia journey?

The Wikipedia Encyclopedia has some great material on interesting people. Here's the nice one on Nikola Tesla. What other cool biographies have you enjoyed at the Wikipedia?

Comments:
Saint Nicholas
Guy Fawkes
P. D. Ouspensky
Eric Idle
Gene Wilder
Michael Palin
Joseph McCarthy
Chuck Jones
Wolfgang Pauli
Werner Heisenberg
Thutmose III

To name a few
 
George Pólya (quote): How I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy chapters involving quantum mechanics. (This is a mnemonic for the first fourteen digits of π, the lengths of the words are the digits)
 
Isadora Duncan
 
I have always been interested in history & found over time I read more & more bios. They were never contemporary, always 1900's & earlier. When people asked why, I would say I know of those people & their time.
I was on a website of quotes a few months ago & several of the quotes were referring to "if you really want to know history, read biography."
Its true. I just didn't completely realize it. Biography not only gives you the persons life, but the way life was in their time, & its the best history you can read.
 
Everyone I know loves Wiki.
 
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