Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 10:11 AM
It may come as no surprise to the book nerds out there (you know who you are), but the annals of written history are full of visual gems.
When you come across something amazing in a public domain title scanned via our Library Project, you can simply snag the chunk of text or image using our Share this Clip feature in Google Book Search (). This feature allows you to click and select a section of text from a public domain title with your mouse. Then, simply take the HTML code provided and copy and paste it in to your site or blog (or choose the option to send it to Blogger directly).
Today on the way to work I saw two different drivers piloting Smart Cars along the highway, and it got me thinking about how strange (but awesome) these cars look compared to the trucks and sedans I grew up around. When I got in to the office, I started digging around Google Book Search. Using the Share this Clip tool, I put together this collection of old school methods of transportation.
[Please note, some content may not be available in full view to users outside of the United States.]
The Conquest of the Air by Abbott Lawrence Rotch
Forest and Stream Journal
Around The World On A Bicycle by Thomas Stevens
Saddle, Sled and Snowshoe by John McDougall
Elementary Equitation: Principles of Horseback-Riding by Joseph Michaël Thomas Barretto de Souza