Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Friday, September 8, 2017

Nanjing part 1

China has had many capitals. During the relatively short-lived republic times, the capital was Nanjing (known then in the West as Nanking).

Another fine example of psychetecture.

Thinking about Nanjing, one's mind is inevitably drawn to the massacre that happened there when the Japanese captured the city in late 1937. So here are some scenes from a reconstructed street view of the time, which can be seen in the basement of the provincial museum.

The crowds of people milling about are other museum customers. Some of the shops were open, but they sold only modern-day snacks.

It occurred to me that it would have been more realistic to have a few people in period costume. Or maybe have some Japanese soldiers show up and start bayoneting people.

Other things in the museum are harder to explain. It's the old problem when you encounter a different culture--maybe you have walked in on a joke you don't understand.

A pyramid illustrating the evolution of money. I feel really good about the modern stuff ;)

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