“The plant organism derives its impulse from the Seed-Germ, and in its growth develops sub-centers of further growth. The seed-germ may thus be considered also as a container of energy, forming of its own will sub-centers of energy in the course of its functioning development toward the finality of its characteristic form - the expression of its identity.”
honestly it just boggles my mind how anyone can see harley quinn and think “oh my god ew she’s so dumb and clingy why is she even in the story” like this woman has been in a romantic relationship with the joker for years and isn’t dead??? the man who is quite possibly the most feared supervillain in the country, the man other supervillains tell stories about to scare each other, is her boyfriend??? she has him whipped??? she gives him silly pet names?????? like okay yeah you can find her annoying but jesus how can anyone not be amazed by the amount of sheer fearless power she has
my favorite part about the book Hannibal is that the entire last chapter is basically Thomas Harris going “in case there’s any doubt in your mind that Clarice and Hannibal are a couple let me tell you about how happily married they are and all the sex they have”
The maps of Piri Reis, a 16th-century Ottoman Admiral famous for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book which contains detailed information on navigation as well as extremely accurate charts describing the important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea. In 1513 he produced his first world map, based on some 20 older maps and charts which he had collected, including charts personally designed by Christopher Columbus which his uncle Kemal Reis obtained in 1501 after capturing seven Spanish ships off the coast of Valencia in Spain with several of Columbus’ crewmen on board. See more here: http://bit.ly/11fEUeb
Piri Reis (full name Hacı Ahmed Muhiddin Piri; “Reis” being a military rank) was an Ottoman admiral, geographer, and cartographer born between 1465 and 1470.
He is primarily known today for his maps and charts collected in his Kitab-ı Bahriye (Book of Navigation), a book that contains detailed information on navigation, as well as very accurate charts (for their time) describing the important ports and cities of the Mediterranean Sea. He gained fame as a cartographer when a small part of his first world map (prepared in 1513) was discovered in 1929 at the Topkapı Palace in Istanbul. His world map is the oldest known Turkish atlas showing the New World, and one of the oldest maps of America still in existence anywhere (the oldest known map of America that is still in existence is the map drawn by Juan de la Cosa in 1500). Piri Reis’ map is centered on the Sahara at the latitude of the Tropic of Cancer. (wikipedia)