This is my General Bibliography where I store information for current and prospective stories.
Sorted into my rather dubious categories,
they mainly pertain to the way in which I'm going to use the information, rather on the exact information type. So you may see some strange inclusions.
The links are predominately YouTube videos with a scattering of Wikipedia and general internet.
For bibliography used for a specific story, you will need to select the story and the view option in Select Stories
Armour & Shields Armour - Lamellar armour & Blackpowder guns
Art & Sculpture Hand painting The World's First Artists - A View into the Stone Age
Birds & Bats Amazing starlings murmuration Cassowary Swim Bladder
Bows & Slings Archery - the Agincourt myth Archery. Its history and forms. Balearic Slingers Documentary How to make a staff-sling - in possibly too much detail How to throw a Bolas Making Flint Arrow heads Nubian Archers - Longbowmen of Africa Shepherd Sling: amazing accuracy with primitive rock ammunition Six Medieval Arrow Types Sling Research
Building Methods Did the Djed Pillar help build the Pyramids? How to Build the Perfect Castle Limestone Morter Out of place Artifacts Roman Concrete Thatching
Buildings Unknown methods of stone processing in ancient Peru
Carnivores Cats eyes Slitted Lykoi – The Werewolf Cat Mained Wolf - South America
Castles & Towers Castles and manor houses Japanese castles The Living Stones of Sacsayhuaman
Caves & Cenotes Cenotes, The Hidden Gems Of The Yucatan
Cities Documentary on Alula: Architects of Ancient Arabia Kowloon - The Densest City In The World Had A (Strange) Secret
Climate and Seasons. Younger Dryas
Clothing & Jewellery Cree Indian 13 step tanning process Fresh water Pearl Shellfish Growing and processing Flax Hide Tanning- Traditional Scottish Methods & Peat Bog Survival Uses Historical clothing - Perior Attire Invention of the Trousers Natural Dyeing Period Clothing - Karolina Żebrowska Prehistoric Nettle Textiles, scraping and splicing The production of Lotus silk (from stems)
Colour Ancient Civilizations had no name for the colour Blue. Egyption Blue Prussian Blue YinMn Blue - Testing The First Blue Pigment In Over 200 years...
Comets & meteors Did a Comet Cause a North American Die-Off around 13,000 Years Ago? Oumuamua
Communication Radio Check
Culinary Practices How long does dried fish last Ration packs
Domesticated Animal domestication - Moose Evolution of Horses and their Relatives Indo Europeans & Horses Jacob Sheep - Four horned - British Study Of Horse breeding in England
Earths Magnetic Field Earths magnetic Field flip Magnetic reversal 42000 years ago
Flags & Crests Complete guide to Heraldry
Forests and Jungles Forests in the olden days History of the forest in Central Europe The Lost Forests of New England - Eastern Old Growth Tom Wessels: Reading the Forested Landscape, Part 1
Fruits & Vegtables Tomato Plant & History
Geology Glossary Of Landforms The Earth 200,000 Years Ago The Earth Have Been Like Without Life
Guns & Rifles Gunpowder - Sodium Nitrate How to Make Black Gunpowder Unexploded bombs pacific Islands Why Firearms Took the Place of Bow and Arrow - The Rise of the Handgunner in Europ
Hairstyles Ancient Hairstyles - Roman
Herbivore Gaur - Indian Buffalo
Human Evolution Blue Eyes Carl Jung and the Psychology of the Man-Child Chest To Waist ratio Eidetic memory Extending Life Expectancy Eye Colour percentages Hip to waist ratio: Evolutionary theroies Homo heidelbergensis Humans brain size reduction Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology Pareidolia Rythm method of Contraception. Selkie The astonishing tale of Homo Naledi The Evolution and Meanings of Human Skin Color | Nina Jablonski The Weird Rules of Evolution Viking ancestory What is Sentience?
Human History Mythological History of the Aztec The First Farmers (20000 BC to 8000 BC)
Human medical How many eggs a female human has at birth Malaria Menopause across species Scientists reactivate scar-free wound healing in adult skin The Effects of Longer Lifespans Ticks Lymes disease Why Snails Kill 200 000 People Every Year Wound healing Process
Hunting Primative fishing with line & Hook Top 10 Deer Hunting Mistakes
Insects & Spiders House Centipedes Respiratory System of Insects Spider Bites The Insane Biology of: Ant Colonies
Languages & Codes 10 Letters We Dropped From The Alphabet An Adventure in English - Melvyn Bragg Capitalisation English language Evolution of the Alphabet | Earliest Forms to Modern Latin Script Family Trees in Other Languages: Our world's 7 kinship systems How Old is Written Sanskrit Quipus string language The Punctuation Guide What's another word for Why We Might Use Different Numbers in the Future Word use & Verbs
Lighting Survival- Emergency Tree Resin Torch
Makeup Makup in Early Egypt The Beautiful Women of Bronze Age Europe
Maps & Locations Vanimo - Papua New Guinea
Moon The secret history of the Moon.
Moss & Lichen Moss & Lichen: Which One Is Actually a Plant?
Mushrooms or Fungus Parasite fluke in Ants Parasitic Fungus - Ant Parasitic organisims Shelf Fungus The Zombies That Live Among Us
Planets & Moons There's Another Universe. This Is Why.
Prehistoric Creatures A Modern Look at Dilophosaurus Animal Origins - Palaeoloxodon Namdicus - Elephant Cave hyenas - The Eurasian Bonecrushers Dinosaurs could have avoided mass extinction Dire wolves Mesonychians: 'Wolves on Hooves' Sabretooth - Roar or Purr The Evolution of Bears The evolution of Elephants Velociraptor When We Met Monsters Wierd Rules of Evolution
Arthur C Clarke - MagicAny sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Greek Proverb - Planting treesA socienty grows great when old men plant trees under whose shade they know they'll never sit in.
Gunga DinGunga Din is an 1890 poem by Rudyard Kipling set in British India. The poem is much remembered for its final line: "You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din"
There is also a song by Jim Croce who's lyrics I sang to my kids while growing up.
I shan't forget the night
When I fell behind the fight
With a bullet where my belt plate should a' been
I was chokin' mad with thirst
An' the man that spied me first
Was our good ol' grinnin', gruntin' Gunga Din
He lifted up my head
An' he plugged me where I bled
An' he gave me half a pint of water green
It was crawlin' and it stunk
But of all the drinks I've drunk
I'm most grateful to the one from Gunga Din
Hitchcocks AxiomA good story is Life, with the dull bits taken out.
Jason Roper QuoteAh it's like any creative endeavour, you just get better at being less shit, and more adept at identifying your mistakes.
Napoleon Bonaparte - Never interrupt your enemy..."Never interrupt your enemy while they're in the middle of making a mistake."
No plan survives first contact with implementation.Andy Wier - the Author of the Martin
Open SesemeThe phrase first appears in Antoine Galland's Les Mille et une nuits (1704–1717) as Sésame, ouvre-toi (English, "Sesame, open yourself"). In the story, Ali Baba overhears one of the 40 thieves saying "open sesame". His brother later cannot remember the phrase, and confuses it with the names of grains other than sesame, becoming trapped in the magic cave.
Sesame seeds grow in a seed pod that splits open when it reaches maturity, and the phrase possibly alludes to unlocking of treasures, although it is not certain that the word "sesame" actually refers to the sesame plant or seed.
Primative WaysPrimitive (first) skills are our shared inheritance.
It is the shared thread which links us to our prehistory
and binds us together as human beings.
Pussycat SwallowtailOne day...someone will spot it and smile.
Reading a bookReading a book is simply staring at a dead piece of wood and hallucinating.
The axe forgets; the tree remembers. :Zimbabwean proverb.The axe - From an obscure post on reddit.
The moving finger.“The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on:
nor all thy Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.”
― Omar Khayyám
There are no solutions - Only tradeoffsLast Updated: 12/26/2023 04:19:05.364
Relationshps & Marrige Tibetian Women mutiple husbands.
Religion Gaia hypothesis Headhunters Sky father Sumerian Religion Simplified The great mothers blind hand.
Rivers & Streams Holes in River bedrock What types of Landforms are made by Rivers?
Slavery and Bondage Spartacus and other Slave Rebellions in Rome
Stars Pleiades Supernova Event near earth
Stratergies and Tactics Combat - A Strategy to Defeating Larger Armies Hattori Hanzo's "Shinobi Hiden" | The Three Famous Ninja Manuals Reluctance to Kill in battle The futility of war - Redefining the Anti-War Film The History of Martial Arts of the Entire World • Brief Martial Arts War elephants used in India Weapons - 5 Powerful Ancient weapons WW2 Japanese Military Brutality Explained
Swords, Daggers & Axes. Africian Weapons Battle Axes - How Underrated Are They? How to Make and Use a Stone Knife Recreating Otzi the Iceman's Flint Knife Sword - Panabas Sword spear Swords - Falchion Throwing Knives Weapons - Odd historical blades
Teaching & Knowledge The Elements by Theodore Grey The murder of ancient Alexandria's greatest scholar - Hypatia
Time measurement Butterfly Effect Clocks around the world: how other languages tell time Travel times in the Roman empire Western Australia Term breaks
Transport - Air Airfare to New Guinea
Transport - Roads Distance Walking Roman Road Construction Roman Road Excavation. Travois
Transport - Water Making and sailing a Coracles Murray River paddle steamer River Travel - North America Static Electricity Generated by Flowing Liquid The Coracle Timber Rafts - Rhine River
Trees & Bushes Giant Trees ( Top 5 ) How Oak Trees Manipulate Squirrels To Abandon Their Acorns How Plants Became Carnivores Penny Tree Why Agarwood Is So Expensive
Utility Items Make soap from wood ashes (lye water and tallow/lard) Making a backpack and bark/reed chord. Roman Combs The 10 BEST Knots in Life
Vetinarian Medicine Estrous Cycles in Cats
Volcanoes 536 - A year without summer
Walls Baalbek Monoliths Inca stone anonomoly Sacsayhuamán
World Building A Practical Guide To Building A Story World - Houston Howard Female Characters in Arcane Knights templer - Telluric Currents. LIFE BEYOND II: The Museum of Alien Life (4K) Power Thesaurus Seventh Sanctum - Random Word generator Telluric Current Torbjörn Åhman - Blacksmith Writing - Hemmingways iceburg Writing Fight Scenes Zinc-atom coating turns ant teeth into tough, sharp tools