A superb image of a common Buzzard by Eleazer Albin (1690-1742). From the first of three volumes of an illustrated catalogue of common birds. Published and engraved by Eleazar Albin and hand coloured entirely by Albin and his daughter Elizabeth. There were only 89 published. The Title Page reads, "Published by the Author Eleazar Albin, and carefully colour'd by his Daughter and Self, from the Originals, drawn from the live Birds." From HERE.
A superb piece HERE on the work of Frederick Law Olmstead, designer of New York Central Park, amongst others. Below, a schematic of Olmstead's plan from his Greensward proposal with Calvert Vaux 1868 - a re-print of the plans from 1858 (HERE).
HERE, by Thomas Harriot. A briefe and true report of
the new found land of Virginia, : of the commodities and of the nature
and manners of the naturall inhabitants. Discouered by the English
colony there seated by Sir Richard Greinuile knight in the yeere 1585.
Which remained vnder the gouernment of twelue monethes, at the speciall
charge and direction of the honourable Sir Walter Raleigh knight lord
warden of the stanneries who therein hath beene fauoured and authorised
by her maiestie and her letters patents:
A great review HERE of The Human Advantage: A New Understanding of How Our Brain Became Remarkable by by Suzana Herculano-Houzel.
The answer is that you need a counting method that can estimate up to 86 billion individual cells with high accuracy and precision. Below is the decision tree for choosing between the isotropic fractionator method used by by Suzana Herculano-Houzel and her colleaugues and unbiased stereology (from HERE).
Hopton-Wood stone is a very fine grained limestone found near Middleton-by-Wirksworth in Derbyshire. It is suitable for high quality architectural work and for carving. Some of the UK's most iconic buildings are made or cladded with it: the Bank of England, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. The Hopton-Wood Stone Firms Ltd commissioned a book about Hopton Wood stone in 1947 that is HERE.