Photochrome of a glacier, Grindelwald, Switzerland, c. 1890. © Rijksmuseum


Volume X, Number 2 | spring 2017


“A peaceable person,” wrote Brazilian novelist Jorge Amado in The Discovery of America by the Turks, intended for publication in 1992 for the five-hundredth anniversary of 1492, “can’t take the smallest step or blow the slightest fart without the fifth centenary landing on his head.”

Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.

—Miguel de Unamuno, 1913