Monthly Archives: September 2014

Cloud Reading

A word cloud in 2014 is probably more démodé than my flip phone, but… I still like them. As a tool of distant reading or of not reading, the word cloud has some obvious limitations—it effaces the context of words … Continue reading

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When Was “Ecology”?

Virtually every account of the history of ecology credits Ernst Haeckel for inventing the term, which combines the Greek oikos, for “house,” and logia, for “study,” in 1866. Plant physiologist and historian of science Peter Ayres writes, “Few would dispute … Continue reading

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