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Nonsense & Biology in Sunday’s New York Times blog

A pigeon from one of Edward Lear’s books.

Author Richard Conniff wrote an entertaining post for the New York Times blog Opinionator yesterday. It starts off at sea in a Sieve with the Jumblies and ends in the Tulgey Wood, all to discuss the relation between the Nonsense poets’ zoology and the age of 19th Century scientific exploration, which turned up many fanciful… [read full post]

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