Mappe-Monde ou Carte Genérale de la Terre Divisée en Deux Hémispheres, by Nicolas de Fer, first published in 1694.

Mappe-Monde ou Carte Genérale de la Terre Divisée en Deux Hémispheres, by Nicolas de Fer, first published in 1694.

Travel

Volume II, Number 3 | summer 2009

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes “sightseeing.”

—Daniel Boorstin, 1961

Lapham’sDaily

Man and Woman Being Chased by Bees (detail), by Honoré Daumier. The New York Public Library, Art and Picture Collection.

DÉjÀ Vu

The Perfect Swarm

2018:

The NYPD beekeeper vacuums up a swarm of bees on a hot dog stand in Times Square.

1906:

Bees take over a Los Angeles street as spectators watch.

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The World in Time

Jim Holt

Lewis H. Lapham talks with Jim Holt, author of When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought. More