May 30, 2012

World Book Wednesday

Volume H

Hairdressing-  "In the 1970s, men and women wore a variety of styles. In some cases they wore the same styles. For example, the Afro, a bushy, curly hairdo, was fashionable, especially among black men and women."
There is something very artistic about the placement of these two photos. On the rest of the page, a single sculpture or painting demonstrates a popular hairstyle of a particular century from 3000 B.C. to the 1800s. But the 1970s gets this interesting juxtaposition of black on white and white on black. There's a deeper message here folks, but I'm too fascinated with the perfect roundness of that afro to go into it.

Heating- "Home heating systems keep people comfortable during cold weather. Good insulation, especially around doors and windows, reduces heat loss and helps conserve energy."

I suspect the insulation around this giant aluminum sliding glass door isn't what's keeping these kids warm.  Playing board games indoors while Dad is outside shoveling snow is what keeps them warm. Side note: remember accidentally stepping on the feet of 70s furniture like the TV stand or the bottom of the footstool? Ouch!

Hobby- "People take up hobbies because these activities offer enjoyment, friendships, knowledge, and relaxation."
Its unclear to me wether this guy looks like that because he has a dorky
hobby, or if stamp collecting seems dorky because of guys like this.

The World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago: World Book-Childcraft International, 1979. Includes all photos and quotations.


  1. I love your funny comments on each of these items. It makes ready World Book Wednesday something to look forward to. Keep it up please.

  2. I agree . I know about ALL that stuff. Because you know that I am 63 years old !