Links – 23/01/2008

Visit Gongblog for a series of great graphics on China and India’s role in the world economy. For while I have been annoying one of my good friends with the idea that China has traditionally accounted for about 30% of the world economy and will over time return to norm. Its a nonsense notion in one sense but seems to be emerging as truth. Of course it could as easily not have happened this way since 1920 or so but it has. Interesting.

Lost and Found. One of the best documentary movies I have ever seen. I lost the address, got the address and finally got around to posting it. and sending an e-mail I’d love the answer to be positive on!

Sweet! Stanford University iTunes lectures. Download-a-go-go! [Launches iTunes]

The vagaries of Google Book search

Goddamn I love free books!
Yes free. Download em if you doubt me.

For instance: The Causes of the French Revolution by Lord John Russell (Longman, London, 1832) is available free for download here. Which is kinda crazy. Of course as we mentioned before you can get the text already on Gutenberg but this is a whole different ballgame. Or maybe its the game changer.

You can also easily download the History of the Girondists: Or, Personal Memoirs of the Patriots of the French Revolution, By Alphonse de Lamartine (H.G. Bohn, London??, 1853) and if you want to it is here.

But I did say vagaries (I had to check that. I was pretty sure I knew what it meant but just in case).
Sadly the one I really want is The History of the French Revolution, By Adolphe Thiers (A. Hart, Philadelphia, 1850) and all I can get is this! It seems strage for a book published in 1850 and even Thiers, though long lived (he died in 1877) died outside of the window for public domain works!

Oh well. I’ll take the free stuff for now and get the rest when I can!