I’ll say what this means to me

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What’s a frontier? In the American tradition, it’s a place where you go to kill locals and grow plants and animals that take advantage of the soil that they had been maintaining. (This may seem unnecessarily cynical, but it’s the only one-line overview I know that coordinates the Trail of Tears, cowboy culture as it actually was, and the Dust Bowl, for three high-profile parts of the American story of the frontier.) Which is to say that not only was the Western Expansion expanding into something, it was powered by what it was overtaking. It was consumption. The frontier grew not as a tree trunk grows into air, but as a fire grows across a forest.
6, 3: Seasteading, by Charlie Loyd

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furryrobots:

More art things made with the program “Become a great artist in just 10 seconds” http://www.freeindiegam.es/2013/08/become-a-great-artist-in-just-10-seconds-andi-mcclure-michael-brough/

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oldbookillustrations:

Bandaging of fractures, plate XXI.
From First aid to the injured; with special reference to accidents occuring in the mountains, by Oskar Bernhard, London, 1900.
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Telescopes: more useful than you might think.

oldbookillustrations:

Bandaging of fractures, plate XXI.

From First aid to the injured; with special reference to accidents occuring in the mountains, by Oskar Bernhard, London, 1900.

(Source: archive.org)

Telescopes: more useful than you might think.