Finally finished this wonderful book! A really splendid selection of postcards across 100 chapters, one for each of the years from 1900 to 1999. Each card is by its nature ephemeral and yet there are threads and cross-references running through the pages. Excerpts of the senders’ messages are transcribed under each card and are sometimes just as interesting as the images themselves. A joy.

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Dates 25 March 2012 – 22 January 2013
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Strange how Americans have homes whereas the British have houses or flats. In England only the stately and the invalid can be found in homes.

Sunday, Nazareth. When they have created a wasteland they call it Peace. Cheers. Shalom.

The paradox seems to be that the smaller the particle you investigate the larger the device you need.

Andrew Doran Andrew Doran

What was true of the Fermi Accelerator is also true of the Large Hadron Collider.

Bowlers replace themselves so that if you pass a green daily for forty years it seems as if the same people of the same age are playing an endless game.

Operation Desert Storm was launched against Iran in January.

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Erm, I don’t think that’s quite right...

Instructions: Hold close to eyes. Get used to blur. Move it away slowly and, if you are lucky, a boring and badly drawn yacht will spring into high relief.

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Remember these pictures?

Nelson Mandela, surely the unrivalled candidate for human being of the century.