nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,
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Non-fiction for world-building

What do Europeans call the platypus?

Handy hints about ways to use language differences for world-building.

Blind Descent-- searching for the deepest caves on earth. Caves are weirder than you might think. You can get electrocuted if lightning strikes a stream on the surface.

The Expressiveness of the Body and the Divergence of Greek and Chinese Medicine-- more about cultural difference, not to mention historical change. I'd thought of Daoism as a thing, but of course, it has a history.

Any recommendations for non-fiction that's promising for world-building?

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