Sunday, June 14, 2009

New review of The Rough Guide to Evolution

Fyrefly has just posted a review of The Rough Guide to Evolution  here. Generally highly positive, although Fyrefly doesn't like the way people are highlighted in bold, e.g Charles Darwin (1809-1882), but this is Rough Guides house style, I'm afraid.

2 comments:

Brian Barker said...

Concerning Arika Okrent's new book.

I think that the choice, realistically, for the future global language lies between English and Esperanto, rather than an untried project. As a native English speaker I would prefer Esperanto.

It's unfortunate, however, that only a few people know that Esperanto has become a living language.

After a short period of 121 years Esperanto is now in the top 100 languages, out of 6,800 worldwide, according to the CIA factbook.

It is the 17th most used language in Wikipedia, and in use by Skype, Firefox and Facebook. Native Esperanto speakers,(people who have used the language from birth), include George Soros, World Chess Champion Susan Polgar, Ulrich Brandenberg the new German Ambassador to NATO and Nobel Laureate Daniel Bovet.

Further arguments can be seen at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_YHALnLV9XU Professor Piron was a translator with the United Nations in Geneva.

A glimpse of Esperanto can be seen at http://www.lernu.net

Mark Pallen said...

Saluton Brian
Mi ne komprenas kial vi metis ĉi-tiun komenton ĉi-tie?! Kiel vi scias, mi diskutis Esperanton en alia parto de la blogo:
http://roughguidetoevolution.blogspot.com/2008/07/language-and-life-from-evolution-to.html

Ĉi-tie, ĝi estas nur spamo!