Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Arthur Haberman and Adrian Shubert, The West And The World: Contacts, Conflicts, Connections. New York: Gage Learning Corporation, 2002. Textbook of Western History. This book was particularly useful in its timelines, as they represented information clearly and concisely. It was a good resource for understanding Defoe’s lifetime in a broader context of history. The text includes a collection of primary sources to support information.
"Audio Podcast Novel,” Robinson Crusoe, Candlelight Stories, (accessed Dec 9, 2012) http://www.candlelightstories.com/category/robinson-crusoe/ Audio Podcasts allowed us access to the book and it’s content when needed. The organization of the podcasts by chapter and interest made it possible to listen to the novel and take notes on important information.
C. George Boeree, “ Abraham Maslow,” Personality Theoriesm, C. George Boeree, http://webspace.ship.edu/cgboer/maslow.html (accessed 8 December 2012) This is a site set up by C. George Boeree, a psychologist and professor emeritus at Shippensburg University. The site offers the basics on the theories of renowned psychologists such as Abraham Maslow. The piece on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs was referenced as a comparison to Crusoe’s hierarchy of needs.
"Daniel Defoe," The Biography Channel website, http://www.biography.com/people/daniel-defoe-9269678 (accessed Dec 9, 2012).The website discussed the life and times of Daniel Defoe, giving an articulated synopsis of his early life, career, published works, and his legacy.
Daniel Defoe. Robinson Crusoe (Hertfordshire: Wordsworth Editions Limited, 1995), 242. The complete and unabridged print version of the Robinson Crusoe featuring introduction and notes by Doreen Roberts of the University of Kent at Canterbury. The notes provide explanations for the diction of the time. The book was used in order to understand the context of the project and the details of the shelter.
Daniel Defoe. The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library, 1977. The Franklin Library’s edition of Robinson Crusoe was cross-referenced with the Wordsworth edition and the Oxford World Classics edition of the novel. These were the primary sources for the objective information collected on Crusoe, the island and his dwellings.
Daniel Defoe. Robinson Crusoe. Edited by Thomas Keymer, Oxford World’s Classics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. The Oxford World’s Classics edition of Robinson Crusoe contains a chronology of the events of Daniel Defoe’s life in
conjunction with a timeline of historical events. This proved to be a good reference for the creation of the timeline of Defoe’s life and his involvement in his contemporary political climate.
D.C. Beard. Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1926. Shelters, Shacks and Shanties contains step-by-step instructions on building small sized structures from both man-made and natural materials. This book was used as useful in helping us deduce the building construction techniques that Crusoe would have used. In addition, Shelters, Shacks and Shanties contains an abundance of illustrations of these techniques. The book was referenced in our creation of illustrations of Crusoe’s shelters.
Environmental Thinker, “The Purpose and Importance of Trees” Environmental Thinker, http://environmentalthinker.blogspot.ca/2009/02/purpose-and- importance-of-trees.html (accessed 10 December 2012) The article focuses on the purpose of trees and the specifics of what how they help the environment. This reference was used as verification for the natural purposes of trees as mentioned in the purpose and function entry of the weblog.
Flickriver, Illustrations of Robinson Crusoe, (accessed Dec 10, 2012) http://www.flickriver.com/photos/odisea2008/sets/72157607186278673/ Images used in the blog were found on this site. They were useful as they fit the style of drawings being produced by the group and they also held true to the narrative of the story.
History – Civil War and Revolution,” The BBC UK Website, (accessed Dec 5, 2012) http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/civil_war_revolution/ The BBC UK website gives an overview of the civil war and revolution occurring in 1603-1714, discusses The Gunpowder Plot, and The Great Fire of London. It also informs us of the Daily Life in the 17th Century, allowing for a broader understanding of the context in which Robinson Crusoe is written. It proved to be a valuable site for understanding the Cultural History and in creating the Timeline of events.
Primary Industries Agriculture, “African boxthorn – image gallery,” n.a. http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/pests-weeds/weeds/profiles/african- boxthorn/african-boxthorn-image-gallery (accessed 8 December 2012). This database provides information on different types of plants such as the African Boxthorn. Information such as the location, genus and physical qualities of the boxthorn are described. Information on the boxthorn is necessary to identify the tree that Crusoe stayed for the first night in addition to providing more information on Crusoe’s shelter for the first night.
"St. Lucia Geography,” About .com website, (accessed Nov 28,2012) http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcstlucia.htm. This website stated scientific information pertaining to the climate, geography, land use, and location of the island of St. Lucia. It made for a good reference to base our estimates of Crusoe’s island off of, and gave us evidence to support what we read from the text.
"The British Empire -Trading Routes and Construction,” The Map as History Website, (accessed Dec 5, 2012) http://www.the-map-as- history.com/demos/tome05/index.php This site uses diagrammatic and visual tools to inform the viewer about the European colonial expansion. Trade routes and construction are discussed and shown via maps and helped to give a geographical understanding to the events discussed on the Blog timeline.
Thomas Nelson & Sons, “ROBINSON CRUSOE- An English Graphical Bibliography,” Robinson Crusoe- An Identification Guide, http://larryvoyer.com/RobinsonCrusoe/crusoe%20pages/nelson.htm (accessed 8 December 2012) The site keeps a record of many old covers of Robinson Crusoe from previous publications. One cover from the site was taken to as a picture reference for the weblog.
University of Virginia Library, “Defoe, Daniel. Robinson Crusoe,” n.a. http://etext.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/DefCru1.html (accessed 9 December 2012) From the University of Virginia’s electronic text centre, this site provides the complete text of Robinson Crusoe and divides the text into titled chapters. As a digitized version of the text it is easier to navigate when in search of particular parts of the book.