December 8, 2007

Google Book Search Embedding

I found a new (to me) feature of Google Book Search. If you find a book that allows full view (rather than limited preview) Google will allow you to take a snapshot of the book and embed it into your blog, or an online discussion forum.

Here’s an example. It’s a excerpt from some writings by Edmind Burke. I found this excerpt interesting because it has relevance to my thinking lately about tragedy rubber-necking in society.

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A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and … By Edmund Burke, Abraham Mills

Nice touch that they make it look like it was ripped out of a book.

You can also get the quotation as text.

I was hoping to get a Cthulhu quotation, but the Necronomicon is only offered in limited preview.

Posted by James at December 8, 2007 4:12 PM
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That's just as well on the Necronomicon. Don't want to post that. It would bring a whole new meaning to "Web Portal".

Posted by: briwei at December 10, 2007 12:52 PM

Unlike briwei I would love it if you set up a Cthulhu web portal. I would then be sure to send the link to some folks I would like to send through to the other side. ;)

Posted by: Kitten Herder at December 10, 2007 1:16 PM

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