I believe it's proper to put book titles in "quotes."
I believe it's proper to put book titles in "quotes." And it's American-proper to put all periods inside quotes even if it's not logical. But that's about as adhered to as starting a sentence with a conjunction.I think that "The idea that the earth is round is accepted without without question, without hesitation, as if they were words of a higher power above. " May sound better as "The idea that the earth is round is accepted without question or hesitation, as if they were words from a higher power.""The Flat Earth Society is a bastion of disobedience, a shining buoy on a sea of conformity, a declaration that we must not blindly accept a truth without compelling evidence." The shining buoy of conformity sounds to me like it's some sort of paragon for conformity, not something that's in contrast to it as the context suggests."We seek to question -- to endlessly question and question again -- to unraveling the mysteries of reality for ourselves, allowing truth to be our compass and to follow it wherever it leads us."I have other notes, but they are nitpicking.
USUALLY a book title is indicated by underlining it, but italics is permitted. Quoting it is also allowed by some authorities. The best option would be to underline it.
To be perfectly honest, its simply what I learned in the process of getting my degree in History. I DO have a degree in Philosophy, and I AM aware that different disciplines do vary in their styles. History and Philosophy vary in the way in which one cites "footnotes", for example. In History, one literally uses footnotes, or if absolutely necessary, endnotes, although this latter is discouraged. In Philosophy, one uses parenthetical notation. As far as citing titles of books, AFAIK, both disciplines underline them. I don't think you will get your head ripped off for using italics, but in my experience, they are more commonly used for things like the proper names of ships and the like. Simply my input, based on my own academic experience. Just trying to help.
Quick question: I just picked up a book on my Kindle device by Alex Gleason called "Is the Bible from Heaven? Is the Earth a Globe?" It was written in 1890 and revised in 1893. Anybody here know anything about this book?