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The Game of Logic - Lewis Carroll

Edwin Abbott Abbott - Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions artwork Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions
Edwin Abbott Abbott
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 26 October 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Illustrated by the author, this early twentieth-century work is a mock-sociological study of Flatland (the world of one dimension) and the narrator’s introduction to three dimensions.


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Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions - Edwin Abbott Abbott

Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill - E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 5 artwork E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 5
Plant Physiology
Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 08 July 2014
Publisher: Wilson Digital, Inc
Seller: iTunes S.a.r.l.

Designed to give students a deep understanding of the central topics of introductory biology, E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth is a captivating iBooks Textbook presented as a seven-unit collection. In this fifth unit, we examine how plants adapt to survive in a vast variety of unique environments. We explore plant structures—as well as how plants endure different environmental conditions, interact and compete with other species, and reproduce. Each unit of the engagingly interactive  E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth features video, photo galleries, and Multi-Touch images and illustrations that inspire students to study, enjoy, and help protect the wonders of life on Earth.


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E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 5 - Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill

Jules Verne - All Around the Moon artwork All Around the Moon
Jules Verne
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A few years ago the world was suddenly astounded by hearing of an experiment of a most novel and daring nature, altogether unprecedented in the annals of science. In accordance with the Cambridge men's note, the cannon intended to discharge the projectile was to be planted in some country not further than 28° north or south from the equator, so that it might be aimed vertically at the Moon in the zenith. The bullet was to be animated with an initial velocity of 12,000 yards to the second. It was to be fired off on the night of December 1st, at thirteen minutes and twenty seconds before eleven o'clock, precisely. Four days afterwards it was to hit the Moon, at the very moment that she reached her perigee, that is to say, her nearest point to the Earth, about 228,000 miles distant. The leading members of the Club, namely President Barbican, Secretary Marston, Major Elphinstone and General Morgan, forming the executive committee, held several meetings to discuss the shape and material of the bullet, the nature and position of the cannon, and the quantity and quality of the powder. These questions settled, Barbican, aided by Murphy, the Chief Engineer of the Cold Spring Iron Works, selected a spot in Florida, near the 27th degree north latitude, called Stony Hill, where after the performance of many wonderful feats in mining engineering, the Columbiad was successfully cast. Things had reached this state when an incident occurred which excited the general interest a hundred fold.


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All Around the Moon - Jules Verne

Jules Verne - The Moon-Voyage artwork The Moon-Voyage
Jules Verne
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

During the Federal war in the United States a new and very influential club was established in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. It is well known with what energy the military instinct was developed amongst that nation of shipowners, shopkeepers, and mechanics. Mere tradesmen jumped their counters to become extempore captains, colonels, and generals without having passed the Military School at West Point; they soon rivalled their colleagues of the old continent, and, like them, gained victories by dint of lavishing bullets, millions, and men. But where Americans singularly surpassed Europeans was in the science of ballistics, or of throwing massive weapons by the use of an engine; not that their arms attained a higher degree of perfection, but they were of unusual dimensions, and consequently of hitherto unknown ranges. The English, French, and Prussians have nothing to learn about flank, running, enfilading, or point blank firing; but their cannon, howitzers, and mortars are mere pocket pistols compared with the formidable engines of American artillery. This fact ought to astonish no one. The Yankees, the first mechanicians in the world, are born engineers, just as Italians are musicians and Germans meta-physicians.


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The Moon-Voyage - Jules Verne

孙子 - 孙子算经 artwork 孙子算经
孙子
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 01 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

孙子曰:夫算者,天地之经纬,群生之元首;五常之本末,阴阳之父母;星辰之建号,三光之表裹;五行之准平,四时之终始;万物之祖宗,六艺之纲纪。稽群伦之聚散,考二气之降升;推寒暑之迭运,步远近之殊同;观天道精微之兆基,察地理从横之长短;采神祗之所在,极成败之符验;穷道德之理,究性命之情。立规矩,准方圆,谨法度,约尺丈,立权衡,平重轻,剖毫厘,析黍絫;历亿载而不朽,施八极而无疆。散之不可胜究,敛之不盈掌握。向之者富有余,背之者贫且窭;心开者幼冲而即悟,意闭者皓首而难精。夫欲学之者必务量能揆己,志在所专。如是则焉有不成者哉。


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孙子算经 - 孙子

無名氏 - 周髀算經 artwork 周髀算經
無名氏
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 22 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

昔者周公問於商高曰:竊聞乎大夫善數也。 請問古者包犧立周天歷度。 夫天不可階而升。地不可得尺寸而度。 請問數安從出。 商高曰:數之法。出于圓方。 圓出於方。方出于矩。 矩出於九九八十一。 故折矩。 以為句。廣三。 股修四。 徑隅五。 既方其外。半之一矩。


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周髀算經 - 無名氏

Charles Darwin - On the Origin of Species artwork On the Origin of Species
Charles Darwin
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Can we doubt that individuals having any advantage, however slight, over others, would have the best chance of surviving and of procreating their kind?' In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. His insistence on the immense length of the past and on the abundance of life-forms, present and extinct, dislodged man from his central position in creation and called into question the role of the Creator. He showed that new species are achieved by natural selection, and that absence of plan is an inherent part of the evolutionary process. Darwin's prodigious reading, experimentation, and observations on his travels fed into his great work, which draws on material from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters.


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On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin

Roscoe Burdette Tobias - Women As Sex Vendors artwork Women As Sex Vendors
Roscoe Burdette Tobias
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 11 February 2009
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book may serve as a text or reference book for collegiate students of plant science who are seeking a proper foundation upon which to build a scientific knowledge of how plants grow.


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Women As Sex Vendors - Roscoe Burdette Tobias

Charles Darwin - The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I artwork The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I
Charles Darwin
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex is a book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second book on evolutionary theory, following his 1859 work, On the Origin of Species, in which he explored the concept of natural selection. In The Descent of Man, Darwin applies evolutionary theory to human evolution, and details his theory of sexual selection, a form of biological adaptation distinct from, yet interconnected with, natural selection. The book discusses many related issues, including evolutionary psychology, evolutionary ethics, differences between human races, differences between sexes, the dominant role of women in choosing mating partners, and the relevance of the evolutionary theory to society.


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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I - Charles Darwin

Anatole France - Honey-Bee artwork Honey-Bee
Anatole France
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 12 October 1924
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A kind of fairytale fantasy that is based on the honey bee and its ability to be a self sufficient world within their own hive. Their lifespan is amazingly short and it is a miricle they can thrive or maintain their meticulously organized way of life with members of the hive constantly dying and new ones hatching. Through all this, a normally organized and productive life continues within the hive.


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Honey-Bee - Anatole France

Robert Michael Ballantyne - The Ocean and its Wonders artwork The Ocean and its Wonders
Robert Michael Ballantyne
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There is a voice in the waters of the great sea. It calls to man continually. Sometimes it thunders in the tempest, when the waves leap high and strong and the wild winds shriek and roar, as if to force our attention.


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The Ocean and its Wonders - Robert Michael Ballantyne

Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill - E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 3 artwork E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 3
Genetics
Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 08 July 2014
Publisher: Wilson Digital, Inc
Seller: iTunes S.a.r.l.

Designed to give students a deep understanding of the central topics of introductory biology, E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth is a captivating iBooks Textbook presented as a seven-unit collection. In this third unit, we explore the structure of DNA and the processes through which DNA directs cellular activity. By studying DNA—the thread that connects the past and future of life—we create a foundation for learning about genetic inheritance, evolution, and biodiversity. Each unit of the the engagingly interactive  E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth features video, photo galleries, and Multi-Touch images and illustrations that inspire students to study, enjoy, and help protect the wonders of life on Earth.


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E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 3 - Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill

Edmund Beecher Wilson - Biology artwork Biology
Edmund Beecher Wilson
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 01 January 1939
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

biology, study of living things and their vital processes. The field deals with all the physicochemical aspects of life. As a result of the modern tendency to unify scientific knowledge and investigation, however, there has been an overlapping of the field of biology with other scientific disciplines. Modern principles of other sciences—chemistry and physics, for example—are integrated with those of biology in such areas as biochemistry and biophysics.


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Biology - Edmund Beecher Wilson

Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill - E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 7 artwork E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 7
Guided Tour of Ecosystems
Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 08 July 2014
Publisher: Wilson Digital, Inc
Seller: iTunes S.a.r.l.

Designed to give students a deep understanding of the central topics of introductory biology, E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth is a captivating iBooks Textbook presented as a seven-unit collection. In this final unit, we explore the various biological communities that coexist on Earth. We look into how populations behave, interact, feed, and distribute themselves within ecosystems—and learn about how these environments are changing in the modern world. Each unit of the engagingly interactive  E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth features video, photo galleries, and Multi-Touch images and illustrations that inspire students to study, enjoy, and help protect the wonders of life on Earth.


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E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 7 - Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill

Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill - E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 6 artwork E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 6
Guided Tour of Biodiversity
Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 08 July 2014
Publisher: Wilson Digital, Inc
Seller: iTunes S.a.r.l.

Designed to give students a deep understanding of the central topics of introductory biology, E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth is a captivating iBooks Textbook presented as a seven-unit collection. This sixth unit surveys the astonishing diversity of life—from bacteria and viruses to reptiles and mammals. There are a million named species on our planet (and many more to be discovered). What are they? How do they live? And which evolutionary paths did they take to become the way they are? Each unit of the engagingly interactive  E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth features video, photo galleries, and Multi-Touch images and illustrations that inspire students to study, enjoy, and help protect the wonders of life on Earth.


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E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 6 - Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill

Lucien Poincaré - The New Physics and Its Evolution artwork The New Physics and Its Evolution
Lucien Poincaré
Genre: Physics
Publish Date: 01 January 1920
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book describes the works , During the last ten years in the domain of Physics, and so many new theories have been propounded, that those who follow with interest the progress of science, and even some professed scholars, absorbed as they are in their own special studies, find themselves at sea in a confusion more apparent than real.


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The New Physics and Its Evolution - Lucien Poincaré

Charles Darwin - The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex artwork The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex
Charles Darwin
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Charles Darwin's Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871) was the single most important European or American nineteenth-century statement that man is an integral part of the animal kingdom. As a work of science, Descent of Man mattered more, and was more coherent, rigorous, and in tune with scientific opinion than that of any of its predecessors in evolutionary theory. Darwin's "Man book" was a bigger immediate success than any of his other books, including the epochal Origin of Species (1859), and it was soon translated into numerous languages. Darwin wrote with engaging literary style, charming modesty, brilliant argument, and a discursive method of proof, making the book an exhilarating romp through the Earth's known natural history and our own history as well as contemporary scientists knew it.


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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex - Charles Darwin

Thomas Suter Ackland - Story of Creation as Told By Theology and By Science artwork Story of Creation as Told By Theology and By Science
Thomas Suter Ackland
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature. Readers of a TREDITION CLASSICS book support the mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion. With this series, tredition intends to make thousands.


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Story of Creation as Told By Theology and By Science - Thomas Suter Ackland

Samuel Butler - Life and Habit artwork Life and Habit
Samuel Butler
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

An enlightening and eye opening treatment of not only evolution but also a prescient account of the debate regarding quantum physics and consciousness - 40 years before his time. An absolute must read for anyone interested in the history of science.


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Life and Habit - Samuel Butler

Benjamin Franklin - Experiments and observations on electricity. French artwork Experiments and observations on electricity. French
Benjamin Franklin
Genre: Physics
Publish Date: 16 April 1790
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Experiments and Observations on Electricity fait à Philadelphie en Amérique par Benjamin Franklin était la quatrième publication de ses expériences révolutionnaires dans ce domaine. Le travail a été écrit avec l'intention de s'entretenir avec des scientifiques comme travaillant à l'étranger, pas de publier ses conclusions. Le livre couvre une variété de sujets, y compris les mathématiques, les phénomènes naturels (comme les théories sur la source de aurores boréales, les ouragans et les étoiles filantes), l'économie, la croissance de la population, et l'épidémie de 1752 de la variole à Boston.


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Experiments and observations on electricity. French - Benjamin Franklin

John Stuart Mill - A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive artwork A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive
John Stuart Mill
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 07 May 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book deals on self-belief that social planning and political action should rely primarily on scientific knowledge, not on authority, custom, revelation, or prescription.


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A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive - John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill - A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) artwork A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)
John Stuart Mill
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 07 May 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

To cement together the detached fragments of a subject, never yet treated as a whole; to harmonize the true portions of discordant theories, by supplying the links of thought necessary to connect them, and by disentangling them from the errors with which they are always more or less interwoven; must necessarily require a considerable amount of original speculation. To other originality than this, the present work lays no claim. In the existing state of the cultivation of the sciences, there would be a very strong presumption against any one who should imagine that he had effected a revolution in the theory of the investigation of truth, or added any fundamentally new process to the practice of it. The improvement which remains to be effected in the methods of philosophizing (and the author believes that they have much need of improvement) can only consist in performing, more systematically and accurately, operations with which, at least in their elementary form, the human intellect in some one or other of its employments is already familiar.


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A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) - John Stuart Mill

Charles Kingsley - Madam How and Lady Why artwork Madam How and Lady Why
Charles Kingsley
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 22 January 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Written like a conversation, Charles Kingsley uses two characters, the fairies Madam How and Lady Why, to teach children about various natural processes that shape the landscape. This book was published in 1907 and is illustrated.


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Madam How and Lady Why - Charles Kingsley

Annie Wood Besant - Occult Chemistry artwork Occult Chemistry
Annie Wood Besant
Genre: Physics
Publish Date: 20 September 1933
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Occult Chemistry proposes that the structure of chemical elements can be assessed through clairvoyant observation with the microscopic vision of the third eye.


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Occult Chemistry - Annie Wood Besant

Ralph Waldo Emerson - Nature artwork Nature
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1835
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Emerson defines nature as an all-encompassing divine entity inherently known to us in our unfettered innocence, rather than as merely a component of a world ruled by a divine, separate being learned by us through passed-on teachings in our experience.


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Nature - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cecil Goodrich Julius Dolmage - Astronomy of To-day artwork Astronomy of To-day
Cecil Goodrich Julius Dolmage
Genre: Astronomy
Publish Date: 21 April 2009
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The object of this book is to give an account of the science of Astronomy, as it is known at the present day, in a manner acceptable to the general reader. The Ptolemaic system persisted unshaken for about fourteen hundred years after the death of its author. Clearly men were flattered by the notion that their earth was the most important body in nature, that it stood still at the centre of the universe, and was the pivot upon which all things revolved.


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Astronomy of To-day - Cecil Goodrich Julius Dolmage

George Forbes - History of Astronomy artwork History of Astronomy
George Forbes
Genre: Astronomy
Publish Date: 01 January 1936
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The historical portions of the book are helpful in understanding the viewpoint of the astronomers who's efforts laid the foundation for astronomy.


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History of Astronomy - George Forbes

Rufus Phillips Williams - An Introduction to Chemical Science artwork An Introduction to Chemical Science
Rufus Phillips Williams
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 31 December 1910
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The mathematical and theoretical parts of Chemistry it has been thought best to intersperse throughout the book, placing each where it seemed to be especially needed; in this way, it is hoped that the tedium which pupils find in studying consecutively many chapters of theories will be avoided, and that the arrangement will give an occasional change from the discussion of facts and experiments to that of principles.


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An Introduction to Chemical Science - Rufus Phillips Williams

James Lawrence Nichols - Searchlights on Health artwork Searchlights on Health
James Lawrence Nichols
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 12 September 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a science book. Though the 'science' in this book is now considered worthless and completely discredited, Searchlights on Health provides a wealth of information for historians, students of public policy, and philosophers -- indeed, anyone interested in pondering the eradication of poverty, disease, and crime through eugenics, the 'science' of human engineering. The researches of science in the past few years have thrown light on many facts relating to the physiology of man and woman, and the diseases they are subject, and consequently many reformations have taken place in the treatment and prevention of diseases peculiar to the sexes.


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Searchlights on Health - James Lawrence Nichols

Thomas Henry Huxley - Time and Life artwork Time and Life
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains the substance of a lecture delivered before the Royal Institution of Great Britain many months ago, and of course long before the appearance of the remarkable work on the “Origin of Species” just published by Mr. Darwin, who arrives at very similar conclusions.


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Time and Life - Thomas Henry Huxley

Michael Faraday - Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1 artwork Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1
Michael Faraday
Genre: Physics
Publish Date: 24 August 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Michael Faraday is one of the greatest scientists in history. Faraday greatly detailed his experiements that are being listed with details in this book. There's very little graphs or diagrams, and mainly the book is a narrative.


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Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1 - Michael Faraday

Henry David Thoreau - Walking artwork Walking
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Thoreau begins his three-part essay by referring to human's role in nature "as an inhabitant, or a part or parcel of Nature." He later criticizes members of society for their lack of such a relationship with nature. Furthermore, Thoreau also uses an experience from his own life to represent a personal account in nature, more specifically his experiences while walking into the forest near his property.


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Walking - Henry David Thoreau

Derrick Norman Lehmer - An Elementary Course in Synthetic Projective Geometry artwork An Elementary Course in Synthetic Projective Geometry
Derrick Norman Lehmer
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 08 September 1938
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is mathematics book. Definition of one-to-one correspondence. Given any two sets of individuals, if it is possible to set up such a correspondence between the two sets that to any individual in one set corresponds one and only one individual in the other, then the two sets are said to be in one-to-one correspondence with each other. This notion, simple as it is, is of fundamental importance in all branches of science. The process of counting is nothing but a setting up of a one-to-one correspondence between the objects to be counted and certain words', one', two', 'three', etc., in the mind. Many savage peoples have discovered no better method of counting than by setting up a one-to-one correspondence between the objects to be counted and their fingers. The scientist who busies himself with naming and classifying the objects of nature is only setting up a one-to-one correspondence between the objects and certain words which serve, not as a means of counting the objects, but of listing them in a convenient way. Thus may be able to marshal and array his material in such a way as to bring to light relations that may exist between the objects themselves.


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An Elementary Course in Synthetic Projective Geometry - Derrick Norman Lehmer

Lewis Carroll - A Tangled Tale artwork A Tangled Tale
Lewis Carroll
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 13 January 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The stories present mathematical problems. In a later issue, Carroll gives the solution to a Knot and discusses readers' answers. The mathematical interpretations of the Knots are not always straightforward. The writer's intention was to embody in each Knot (like the medicine so dexterously, but ineffectually, concealed in the jam of our early childhood) one or more mathematical questions-in Arithmetic, Algebra, or Geometry.


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A Tangled Tale - Lewis Carroll

Charles Darwin - The Power of Movement in Plants artwork The Power of Movement in Plants
Charles Darwin
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 18 April 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book continues his work in producing evidence for his theory of natural selection. As it was one of his last books, followed only by the publication of The Formation of Vegetable Mould through the Action of Worms, he was assisted by his son Francis in conducting the necessary experiments and preparing the manuscript.


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The Power of Movement in Plants - Charles Darwin

Leo Tolstoy - On the Significance of Science and Art artwork On the Significance of Science and Art
Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Essays
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

For the study of the laws of life of human societies, there exists but one indubitable method, the positive, experimental, critical method. Only sociology, founded on biology, founded on all the positive sciences, can give us the laws of humanity. Humanity, or human communities, are the organisms already prepared, or still in process of formation, and which are subservient to all the laws of the evolution of organisms.


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On the Significance of Science and Art - Leo Tolstoy

Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier - Lectures on Stellar Statistics artwork Lectures on Stellar Statistics
Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier
Genre: Astronomy
Publish Date: 01 January 1934
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Our knowledge of the stars is based on their apparent attributes, obtained from the astronomical observations. The object of astronomy is to deduce here from the real or absolute attributes of the stars, which are their position in space, their movement, and their physical nature. The apparent attributes of the stars are studied by the aid of their radiation. The characteristics of this radiation may be described in different ways, according as the nature of the light is defined. (Undulatory theory, Emission theory) From the statistical point of view it will be convenient to consider the radiation as consisting of an emanation of small particles from the radiating body (the star). These particles are characterized by certain attributes, which may differ in degree from one particle to another. These attributes may be, for instance, the diameter and form of the particles, their mode of rotation, &c. By these attributes the optical and electrical properties of the radiation are to be explained. I shall not here attempt any such explanation, but shall confine myself to the property which the particles have of possessing a different mode of deviating from the rectilinear path as they pass from one medium to another. This deviation depends in some way on one or more attributes of the particles.


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Lectures on Stellar Statistics - Carl Vilhelm Ludvig Charlier

Augustus De Morgan - A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I artwork A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I
Augustus De Morgan
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
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This volume originally published in 1915, is mathematician Augustus De Morgan's most accessible and entertaining work. Well-known for his wit, De Morgan takes aim at those people he calls paradoxers, which in modern terms would most closely resemble crackpots. Paradoxers, however, are not crazy, necessarily-rather they hold views wildly outside the accepted sphere. If you believed the world was round when everyone else knew that it was flat, you would be a paradoxer. In this book, De Morgan reviews a number of books from his own library written by such crackpots who claim to have solved a great many of the puzzles of mathematics and science, including squaring a circle, creating perpetual motion, and overcoming gravity. Each is thoroughly put in his place in ways both entertaining and informative to readers. Skeptics, students of science, and anyone who likes pondering a puzzle will find this book a delightful read.


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A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I - Augustus De Morgan

Charles Darwin - Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the voyage round the world of H.M.S. Beagle artwork Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the voyage round the world of H.M.S. Beagle
Charles Darwin
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 18 April 1882
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British scientist Charles Darwin records his observations while serving as a naturalist aboard the HMS Beagle in this classic work first published in 1860 and reprinted in this 1914 volume with many illustrations.


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Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries visited during the voyage round the world of H.M.S. Beagle - Charles Darwin

Samuel Butler - Unconscious Memory artwork Unconscious Memory
Samuel Butler
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
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This book essentially restated the argument of Life and Habit, stating that human variation, or ‘progress’, is due to ‘strokes of cunning – to a sense of need, and to study of the past and present which have given shrewd people a key with which to unlock the chambers of the future’. Butler believed that heredity was a mode of memory, and instinct was inherited memory. A world shaped by natural selection appeared to Butler to be ‘a world of chance and blindness’, which he simply could not accept, and he seized on what he saw as the wilful aspect of the Lamarckian mechanism of evolution to refute the apparent arbitrariness of the Darwinian vision.


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Unconscious Memory - Samuel Butler

William Saunders - Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture artwork Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture
William Saunders
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1899
Publisher: Public Domain
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This catalogue gives a descriptive list of the important economic plants. It decribes the native of the plant and its economic benefits.


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Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture - William Saunders

Charles Darwin - The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication — Volume 1 artwork The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication — Volume 1
Charles Darwin
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 18 April 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
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A large proportion of the book contains detailed information on the domestication of animals and plants. Darwin had been working for two years on his big book on Natural Selection, when on 18 June 1858 he received a parcel from Alfred Wallace, who was then living in Borneo. It enclosed a twenty pages manuscript describing an evolutionary mechanism that was similar to Darwin's own theory.


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The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication — Volume 1 - Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin - Note on the Resemblances and Differences in the Structure and the Development of the Brain in Man and Apes artwork Note on the Resemblances and Differences in the Structure and the Development of the Brain in Man and Apes
Charles Darwin
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 01 October 2000
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In some brains it appears simply as an indentation of the margin of the hemisphere, but, in others, it extends for some distance more or less transversely outwards. I saw t in the right hemisphere of a female brain pass more than two inches outwards; and on another specimen, also the right hemisphere, it proceeded for four-tenths of an inch outwards, and then extended downwards, as far as the lower margin of the outer surface of the hemisphere. The imperfect definition of this fissure in the majority of human brains, as compared with its remarkable distinctness in the brain of most Quadrumana, is owing to the presence, in the former, of certain superficial, well marked, secondary convolutions which bridge it over and connect the parietal with the occipital lobe. The closer the first of these bridging gyri lies to the longitudinal fissure, the shorter is the external parieto-occipital fissure (loc. cit. p. 12).


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Note on the Resemblances and Differences in the Structure and the Development of the Brain in Man and Apes - Charles Darwin

Jean-Henri Fabre - The Wonders of Instinct artwork The Wonders of Instinct
Jean-Henri Fabre
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
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Modern Entomologic book of the early twentieth century by the physicist and botanist Jean-Henri Fabre. He is considered by many to be the father of modern entomology.


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The Wonders of Instinct - Jean-Henri Fabre

Thomas Henry Huxley - American Addresses, with a Lecture on the Study of Biology artwork American Addresses, with a Lecture on the Study of Biology
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
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We live in and form part of a system of things of immense diversity and perplexity, which we call Nature; and it is a matter of the deepest interest to all of us that we should form just conceptions of the constitution of that system and of its past history. With relation to this universe, man is, in extent, little more than a mathematical point; in duration but a fleeting shadow; he is a mere reed shaken in the winds of force. But, as Pascal long ago remarked, although a mere reed, he is a thinking reed; and in virtue of that wonderful capacity of thought, he has the power of framing for himself a symbolic conception of the universe, which, although doubtless highly imperfect and inadequate as a picture of the great whole, is yet sufficient to serve him as a chart for the guidance of his practical affairs.


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American Addresses, with a Lecture on the Study of Biology - Thomas Henry Huxley

Justus Liebig - Familiar Letters on Chemistry artwork Familiar Letters on Chemistry
Justus Liebig
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
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The bearing of Chemistry upon Physiology, Medicine, and Agriculture, --which may be said to be only just begun. My friend, Dr. Ernest Dieffenbach, one of my first pupils, who is well acquainted with all the branches of Chemistry, Physics, Natural History, and Medicine, suggested to me that a collection of these Letters would be acceptable to the English public, which has so favourably received my former works. I readily acquiesced in the publication of an English edition, and undertook to write a few additional Letters, which should embrace some conclusions I have arrived at, in my recent investigations, in connection with the application of chemical science to the physiology of plants and agriculture. My esteemed friend, Dr. Gardner, has had the kindness to revise the manuscript and the proof sheets for publication, for which I cannot refrain expressing my best thanks.


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Familiar Letters on Chemistry - Justus Liebig

Henry David Thoreau - Wild Apples artwork Wild Apples
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
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Thoreau's essay begins with a history of the apple tree, and ends with a meditation on parallels between the wild apple and humanity.


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Wild Apples - Henry David Thoreau

Blaise Pascal - Oeuvres de Blaise Pascal artwork Oeuvres de Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 18 August 1662
Publisher: Public Domain
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L'impression dominante n'est pourtant pas l'effroi, mais la fascination. Une fascination que les siècles n'altèrent pas et que Pascal explique lui-même : On s'attendait de voir un auteur et on trouve un homme . Pascal ne se comporte pas en auteur il ne construit pas une uvre littéraire : il se contente de répondre aux sollicitations de Port-Royal et de se battre pour la vérité scientifique morale religieuse. À côté des Provinciales et des autres polémiques religieuses le premier volume de cette nouvelle édition des uvres complètes de Pascal contient des documents sur le personnage, ses travaux touchant la géométrie les probabilités l'arithmétique (dont la célèbre machine arithmétique ) et la physique tous textes qui pour être ceux d'un scientifique de génie n'ne sont pas moins écrits dans la langue d'un honnête homme. Outre des Lettres différents Opuscules et autres écrits le tome II et dernier contient les Pensées.


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Oeuvres de Blaise Pascal - Blaise Pascal

Charles Darwin - The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. artwork The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I.
Charles Darwin
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
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A large proportion of the book contains detailed information on the domestication of animals and plants but it also contains in Chapter XXVII a description of Darwin's theory of heredity which he called pangenesis.


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The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. - Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin - Geological Observations on South America artwork Geological Observations on South America
Charles Darwin
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
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Geological Observations on South America is a book written by the English naturalist Charles Darwin. The book was published in 1846, and is based on his travels during the second voyage of HMS Beagle, commanded by captain Robert FitzRoy. The HMS Beagle arrived in South America to map out the coastlines and islands of the region for the British Navy. On the journey, Darwin collected fossils and plants, and recorded the continent's geological features.


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Geological Observations on South America - Charles Darwin

Joseph Priestley - Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air artwork Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
Joseph Priestley
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 31 December 1773
Publisher: Public Domain
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The work has been divided into two parts; the former containing the Philosophical Transactions, with such observations and corrections as subsequent experience has suggested to the author; and the latter part of the work talks about an account of the experiments made by the author since that publication.


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Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air - Joseph Priestley

Albert A. Michelson - Experimental Determination of the Velocity of Light artwork Experimental Determination of the Velocity of Light
Albert A. Michelson
Genre: Physics
Publish Date: 09 May 1931
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It is an science book. In Cornu's elaborate memoir upon the determination of the velocity of light, several objections are made to the plan followed by Foucault, which will be considered in the latter part of this work. It may, however, be stated that the most important among these was that the deflection was too small to be measured with the required degree of accuracy. In order to employ this method, therefore, it was absolutely necessary that the deflection should be increased. In November, 1877, a modification of Foucault's arrangement suggested itself, by which this result could be accomplished. Between this time and March of the following year a number of preliminary experiments were performed in order to familiarize myself with the optical arrangements. The first experiment tried with the revolving mirror produced a deflection considerably greater than that obtained by Foucault. Thus far the only apparatus used was such as could be adapted from the apparatus in the laboratory of the Naval Academy. At the expense of dollar 10 a revolving mirror was made, which could execute 128 turns per second. The apparatus was installed in May, 1878, at the laboratory. The distance used was 500 feet, and the deflection was about twenty times that obtained by Foucault.


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Experimental Determination of the Velocity of Light - Albert A. Michelson

Charles Darwin - Coral Reefs artwork Coral Reefs
Charles Darwin
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 18 April 1882
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The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs, Being the first part of the geology of the voyage of the Beagle, under the command of Capt. Fitzroy, R. N. during the years 1832 to 1836, was published in 1842 as Charles Darwin's first monograph, and set out histheory of the formation of coral reefs and atolls. He conceived of the idea during the voyage of the Beagle while still in South America, before he had seen a coral island, and wrote it out as HMS Beagle crossed the Pacific Ocean, completing his draft by November 1835. At the time there was great scientific interest in the way that coral reefs formed, and Captain Robert FitzRoy's orders from the Admiraltyincluded the investigation of an atoll as an important scientific aim of the voyage. FitzRoy chose to survey the Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean. The results supported Darwin's theory that the various types of coral reefs and atolls could be explained by uplift andsubsidence of vast areas of the Earth's crust under the oceans.


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Coral Reefs - Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin - Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom artwork Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom
Charles Darwin
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
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The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom is a book on evolution in plants. In this book Darwin examines the effects of cross and self fertilisation of plants and provides experimental evidence for a hypothesis stated in his famed book of 1859, Origin of Species, that "in none [i. e. plant] [...] can self-fertilisation go on for perpetuity" (Origin, p. 101). He reports on experiments conducted on over 60 different species of plants, where he used controlled pollinations in order to produce self-fertilised and cross-fertilised descendants. Through growth experiments of this progeny, he concluded that self-fertilised progeny performed poorer in most species and for most traits measured. Thus he showed that inbreeding may have severe detrimental effects on progeny. While this idea was accepted by many, e. g. plant and animal breeders, Darwin's book provided overwhelming experimental support for this idea. This book has remained the starting point for the study of inbreeding and is cited in scientific papers to this effect to this day.


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Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom - Charles Darwin

John Burroughs - Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers artwork Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers
John Burroughs
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 29 March 1921
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The book explains how surely the birds know their enemies! See how the wrens and robins and bluebirds pursue and scold the cat, while they take little or no notice of the dog! Even the swallow will fight the cat, and, relying too confidently upon its powers of flight, sometimes swoops down so near to its enemy that it is caught by a sudden stroke of the cat's paw. The only case I know of in which our small birds fail to recognize their enemy is furnished by the shrike; apparently the little birds do not know that this modest-colored bird is an assassin. At least, I have never seen them scold or molest him, or utter any outcries at his presence, as they usually do at birds of prey. Probably it is because the shrike is a rare visitant, and is not found in this part of the country during the nesting season of our songsters.


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Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers - John Burroughs

Michael Faraday - The Chemical History of a Candle artwork The Chemical History of a Candle
Michael Faraday
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 24 August 1867
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The Chemical History of a Candle is a series of 6 lectures on chemistry presented to a juvenile audience in 1848. Taught by Michael Faraday - a chemist and physist, and regarded as the best experimentalist in the history of science - it is probably the most famous of the Christmas Lectures of the Royal Society. Taking the everyday burning of a candle as a starting point, Faraday spans the arc from combustion and its products, via the components of water and air (oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon), back to the type of combustion that happens in the human body when we breathe. The final lecture "On Platinum" describes a then new method to produce large quantities of Platinum.


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The Chemical History of a Candle - Michael Faraday

Charles Darwin - Insectivorous Plants artwork Insectivorous Plants
Charles Darwin
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 01 January 2009
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Insectivorous Plants is a book by British naturalist and evolutionary theory pioneer Charles Darwin, Part of a series of works by Darwin related to his theory of natural selection, the book is a study of carnivorous plants with specific attention paid to the adaptations that allow them to live in difficult conditions. [1] It includes illustrations by Darwin himself, along with drawings by his sons George and Francis Darwin.


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Insectivorous Plants - Charles Darwin

Ellen Churchill Semple - Influences of Geographic Environment artwork Influences of Geographic Environment
On the Basis of Ratzel's System of Anthropo-Geography
Ellen Churchill Semple
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The present book, as originally planned over seven years ago, was to be a simplified paraphrase or restatement of the principles embodied in Friedrich Ratzel’s Anthropo-Geographie. The German work is difficult reading even for Germans. To most English and American students of geographic environment it is a closed book, a treasure-house bolted and barred. Ratzel himself realized “that any English form could not be a literal translation, but must be adapted to the Anglo-Celtic and especially to the Anglo-American mind.” The writer undertook, with Ratzel’s approval, to make such an adapted restatement of the principles, with a view to making them pass current where they are now unknown. But the initial stages of the work revealed the necessity of a radical modification of the original plan.


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Influences of Geographic Environment - Ellen Churchill Semple

Samuel Butler - Evolution, Old & New artwork Evolution, Old & New
Samuel Butler
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
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In his second book on evolution Butler surveyed the contributions of the early theorists – Buffon, Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck – alongside the more recent theories of Herbert Spencer, St George Mivart and Charles Darwin, attempting to present his own ideas as a continuation of the scientific history. The book dramatically concluded that Charles Darwin’s work was little more than a rehashing of Erasmus Darwin’s and Lamarck’s, combined with a denial of ‘the purposiveness or teleology inherent in evolution as first propounded’.


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Evolution, Old & New - Samuel Butler

Carl Wilhelm Scheele - Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2 artwork Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2
Carl Wilhelm Scheele
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 31 December 1785
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The portions of Scheele's Chemical Treatise on Air and Fire here reproduced in English are intended to form a companion volume to No. 7 of the Club Reprints, which contains Priestley's account of his discovery of oxygen. Not only have the claims of Scheele to the independent discovery of this gas never been disputed, but the valuable volume of Letters and Memoranda of Scheele, edited by order hold, which was published in 1892, places it beyond doubt that Scheele had obtained oxygen by more than one method at least as early as Priestley's first isolation of the gas, although his printed account of the discovery only appeared about two years after Priestley's. The evidence of this has been found in Scheele's laboratory notes, which are still preserved in the Royal Academy of Science in Stockholm.


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Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2 - Carl Wilhelm Scheele

Charles Darwin - The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants artwork The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants
Charles Darwin
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
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Following the Origin of Species Darwin set out to produce evidence for his theory of natural selection. Initially Darwin spent much time in studying plants to achieve this aim. This book stands second in line to his first work on plants, On the various contrivances by which British and foreign orchids are fertilised by insects. This work is subdivided into chapters concentrating on a particular type of climber which he divided into four main classes but Darwin, in this volume, concentrates on the two main classes, the twining plants and the leaf climbers (divided into two sub-divisions: leaf climbers and tendril bearers)


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The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants - Charles Darwin

Charles Lyell - Principles of Geology artwork Principles of Geology
Charles Lyell
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
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Principles of Geology sought to explain the geological state of the modern Earth by considering the long-term effects of observable natural phenomena. Written with clarity and a dazzling intellectual passion, it is both a seminal work of modern geology and a compelling precursor to Darwinism, exploring the evidence for radical changes in climate and geography across the ages and speculating on the progressive development of life. A profound influence on Darwin, Principles of Geology also captured the imagination of contemporaries such as Melville, Emerson, Tennyson and George Eliot, transforming science with its depiction of the powerful forces that shape the natural world.


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Principles of Geology - Charles Lyell

Charles Darwin - The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication — Volume 2 artwork The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication — Volume 2
Charles Darwin
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 18 April 1882
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Brassica oleracea, circumnutation of the radicle, of the arched hypocotyl whilst still buried beneath the ground, whilst rising above the ground and straightening itself, and when erect -- Circumnutation of the cotyledons -- Rate of movement -- Analogous observations on various organs in species of Githago, Gossypium, Oxalis, Tropaeolum, Citrus, Aesculus, of several Leguminous and Cucurbitaceous genera, Opuntia, Helianthus, Primula, Cyclamen, Stapelia, Cerinthe, Nolana, Solanum, Beta, Ricinus, Quercus, Corylus, Pinus, Cycas, Canna, Allium, Asparagus, Phalaris, Zea, Avena, Nephrodium, and Selaginella.


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The Variation of Animals and Plants under Domestication — Volume 2 - Charles Darwin

John Burroughs - Time and Change artwork Time and Change
John Burroughs
Genre: Essays
Publish Date: 31 December 1911
Publisher: Public Domain
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An eternity to man is but a day in the cosmic process. In the face of geologic time, man's appearance upon the earth as man, with a written history, is something that has just happened; it was in this morning's paper, we read of it at breakfast. It is probable that parts of our own sea-coast are sinking and other parts rising as rapidly as the oscillation of the land and sea went on that resulted in the laying down of the coal measures.


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Time and Change - John Burroughs

Thomas Henry Huxley - Method By Which the Causes of the Present and Past Conditions of Organic Nature Are to Be Discovered — the Origination of Living Beings artwork Method By Which the Causes of the Present and Past Conditions of Organic Nature Are to Be Discovered — the Origination of Living Beings
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
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The Method by which the Causes of the Present and Past Conditions of Organic Nature Are to Be Discovered. It is a scientific investigation.


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Method By Which the Causes of the Present and Past Conditions of Organic Nature Are to Be Discovered — the Origination of Living Beings - Thomas Henry Huxley

Henry David Thoreau - Canoeing in the wilderness artwork Canoeing in the wilderness
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
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From the great nature writer behind Walden comes an account of a trip he made into the wilderness. The chief attraction that inspired Thoreau to make the trip was the primitiveness of the region. Here was a vast tract of almost virgin woodland, peopled only with a few loggers and pioneer farmers, Indians, and wild animals.


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Canoeing in the wilderness - Henry David Thoreau

Charles Darwin - Observations géologiques sur les îles volcaniques artwork Observations géologiques sur les îles volcaniques
Charles Darwin
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 18 April 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
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L’œuvre de Darwin comprend, outre ses travaux biologiques, trois ouvrages consacrés spécialement à la géologie. Ils ont paru Sous le titre général de Géologie du Voyage du Beagle1 et forment comme une trilogie embrassant l’étude des constructions coralliennes, des îles volcaniques et de la géologie de l’Amériqueméridionale. De ces publications, la seule qui ait été traduite en français est celle sur les îles coralliennes, étude magistrale où se sont révélées pour la première fois la grandeur de conception, la puissance et la pénétration de cet incomparable observateur.


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Observations géologiques sur les îles volcaniques - Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin - The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms, with observations on their habits artwork The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms, with observations on their habits
Charles Darwin
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
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Nature of the sites inhabited — Can live long under water — Nocturnal — Wander about at night — Often lie close to the mouths of their burrows, and are thus destroyed in large numbers by birds — Structure — Do not possess eyes, but can distinguish between light and darkness — Retreat rapidly when brightly illuminated, not by a reflex action — Power of attention — Sensitive to heat and cold — Completely dtaf — Sensitive to vibrations and to touch — Feeble power of smell — Taste — Mental qualities — Nature of food — Omnivorous — Digestion — Leaves before being swallowed, moistened with a fluid of the nature of the pancreatic secretion — Extra-stomachal digestion - Calciferous glands, structure of — Cal- careous concretions formed in the anterior pair of glands — The calcareous matter primarily an excretion, but secondarily serves to neutralise the acids generated during the digestive process.


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The formation of vegetable mould through the action of worms, with observations on their habits - Charles Darwin

Henry David Thoreau - Cape Cod artwork Cape Cod
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
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Until Thoreau arrived to make acquaintance with its hard yet fascinating personality, Cape Cod remained unknown and almost unseen, though often visited and written about by tourists and students of nature. Something in the asceticism, or the directness, or the amazing keenness, of Thoreau's mind brought him into sympatnetic understanding of the thing he saw, and he interpreted the level stretches of shore with absolute fidelity. In these pages the melancholy land looks as "long, lank, and brown" as it looks lying under the gray autumn sky.


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Cape Cod - Henry David Thoreau

Matthew Turner - An Account of the Extraordinary Medicinal Fluid, called Aether. artwork An Account of the Extraordinary Medicinal Fluid, called Aether.
Matthew Turner
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 05 June 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
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It is a kind of Ethereal oil, produced by the Decomposition of the Vinous Spirit by Means of the Vitriolic Acid, and differs essentially both from Vinous Spirits and Essential Oils in several Respects, tho' it agrees with them in some, as will appear hereafter: But as the Vinous Spirit may be decomposed by means of all the three Mineral Acids, viz. the Vitriolic, the Nitrous and the Marine, and as these all act differently on the Spirit, they will, of Course, produce three different Kinds of Aether, which, from the Name, of the Acid employ'd in making them, are term'd Marine, Nitrous, or Vitriolic: the last only is the Kind here understood, it's Properties being more singular and extraordinary, and, as an Aether, more perfect than either of the others; the Reason of which seems to be, that the Vitriolic Acid is a much stronger Agent on the Spirit, and more perfectly decomposes it, than either the Nitrous or Marine.


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An Account of the Extraordinary Medicinal Fluid, called Aether. - Matthew Turner

Francis Bacon - The Advancement of Learning artwork The Advancement of Learning
Francis Bacon
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 08 April 1626
Publisher: Public Domain
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The first of Bacon’s writings on the nature of science and the scientific method. He also had a view of the unity of knowledge, both scientific and non-scientific.


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The Advancement of Learning - Francis Bacon

Thomas Henry Huxley - Origin of Species artwork Origin of Species
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
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A book based on the scientific theory of the origin of species. Mr. Darwin's long-standing and well-earned scientific eminence probably renders him indifferent to that social notoriety which passes by the name of success; but if the calm spirit of the philosopher have not yet wholly superseded the ambition and the vanity of the carnal man within him, he must be well satisfied with the results of his venture in publishing the 'Origin of Species'. Overflowing the narrow bounds of purely scientific circles, the "species question" divides with Italy and the Volunteers the attention of general society.


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Origin of Species - Thomas Henry Huxley

Felix Klein - Ueber Riemann’s Theorie der Algebraischen Functionen artwork Ueber Riemann’s Theorie der Algebraischen Functionen
Felix Klein
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 01 January 1925
Publisher: Public Domain
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Riemanns Theorie der algebraischen Funktionen und ihre Integrale † Vorlesungen über höhere Mathematik bieten besonderen Schwierigkeiten; mit der besten wird der Dozent sie letztlich erfüllen einen sehr bescheidenen Zweck. Wird in der Regel soll eine systematische Entwicklung geben des Patienten, werden sie entweder auf die Elemente beschränkt sind oder verloren inmitten Details. Ich dachte, es auch in diesem Fall, wie bereits in anderen, auf den umgekehrten Weg zu verabschieden. Ich nahm an, dass die gewöhnliche Präsentation, wie sie in Text-Bücher auf den Elementen gegeben Riemanns Theorie, war bekannt; Wenn darüber hinaus insbesondere Punkte benötigt, um mehr vollständig behandelt werden, ich das genannt Grund Monographien. Aber um dies zu kompensieren, widmete ich großen Wert auf die Darstellung der wahren Gedanken, und versucht, einen Überblick über den Umfang und erhalten Wir-zienz der Methoden. Ich glaube, ich habe oft erhalten gute Ergebnisse mit diesen Mitteln, obwohl natürlich nur mit einem begabte Publikum; Erfahrung wird, ob dieser Broschüre zeigen.


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Ueber Riemann’s Theorie der Algebraischen Functionen - Felix Klein

Thomas Henry Huxley - William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood artwork William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Everybody can see upon the surface of some part of the skin, underneath that skin, pulsating tubes, which we know as the arteries. Everybody can see under the surface of the skin more delicate and softer looking tubes, which do not pulsate, which are of a bluish colour, and are termed the veins. And every person who has seen a recently killed animal opened knows that these two kinds of tubs, are connected with an apparatus which is placed in the chest, which apparatus, in recently killed animals, is still pulsating. And you know that in yourselves you can feel the pulsation of this organ, the heart, between the fifth and sixth ribs. This much of anatomy and physiology has been known from the oldest times, not only as a matter of curiosity, but because one of the great objects of men, from their earliest recorded existence, has been to kill one another, and it was a matter of considerable importance to know which was the best place for hitting an enemy.


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William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood - Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley - Criticism on Criticism on "The origin of species"
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the course of the present year several foreign commentaries upon Mr. Darwin's great work have made their appearance. But the most elaborate criticisms of the 'Origin of Species' which have appeared are two works of very widely different merit, the one by Professor Kolliker, the well-known anatomist and histologist of Wurzburg; the other by M. Flourens, Perpetual Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences. Professor Kolliker's critical essay 'Upon the Darwinian Theory' is, like all that proceeds from the pen of that thoughtful and accomplished writer, worthy of the most careful consideration. It comprises a brief but clear sketch of Darwin's views, followed by an enumeration of the leading difficulties in the way of their acceptance.


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Criticism on "The origin of species" - Thomas Henry Huxley

Charles Kingsley - Scientific Essays and Lectures artwork Scientific Essays and Lectures
Charles Kingsley
Genre: Essays
Publish Date: 22 January 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The superstitious man, according to him, after having washed his hands with lustral water--that is, water in which a torch from the altar had been quenched--goes about with a laurel-leaf in his mouth, to keep off evil influences, as the pigs in Devonshire used, in my youth, to go about with a withe of mountain ash round their necks to keep off the evil eye. If a weasel crosses his path, he stops, and either throws three pebbles into the road, or, with the innate selfishness of fear, lets someone else go before him, and attract to himself the harm which may ensue. He has a similar dread of a screech-owl, whom he compliments in the name of its mistress, Pallas Athene.


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Scientific Essays and Lectures - Charles Kingsley

William Godwin - Thoughts on Man, His Nature, Productions and Discoveries Interspersed with Some Particulars Respecting the Author artwork Thoughts on Man, His Nature, Productions and Discoveries Interspersed with Some Particulars Respecting the Author
William Godwin
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 06 April 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
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Thoughts on Man His Nature Productions and Discoveries is a sensational novel that focuses on human attitudes. The title says it all. Too much to cover in one book and make any sense. There are some very good ideas dispersed throughout the book and it was interesting to search them out. In the ensuing volume I have attempted to give a defined and permanent form to a variety of thoughts, which have occurred to my mind in the course of thirty-four years, it being so long since.


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Thoughts on Man, His Nature, Productions and Discoveries Interspersed with Some Particulars Respecting the Author - William Godwin

John Haslam - Sound Mind artwork Sound Mind
John Haslam
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1843
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a science book. This circumstance would render it probable that the larger branch of the nerve becomes itself impregnated with the sensation it transmits: indeed it is a continuation of the same substance, from its sentient extremity to its sensorial insertion. This intimate union of nerve and brain may be further illustrated: it has been already noticed, that a morbid state of the organs of sense will convey inaccurate perceptions; and it is equally certain, that disease of the brain, will excite phantasms, which appear as realities to the sensitive organs. As consciousness is implied, in order to constitute the act of perception, it is of some importance to investigate the nature and meaning of this term. The consciousness of having experienced a perception by any of the senses would be an act of memory: consciousness, therefore, applies to the past; and it also accompanies our prediction of the future.


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Sound Mind - John Haslam

Walter Runciman - The Shellback's Progress artwork The Shellback's Progress
Walter Runciman
Genre: Physics
Publish Date: 01 January 1937
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a science book. There was a large fleet of sailing brigs, barques and schooners waiting for a favourable wind and spring tides, so that they might be put to sea without running the risk of thumping their keels off on the Bar. The vessels had been loaded for several weeks. Many of them were bound to the Baltic. These were spoken of as the 'Spring Fleet'. The older and smaller craft were engaged in the coasting trade, and the larger were bound to ports in the southern hemisphere. Each of them carried three or four apprentices; but the southern-going portion did not deem the collier lads "classy" enough to permit of them forming close comradeship. A condescending speaking-acquaintance was the limit of their connection. There was nothing to justify this snobbery, for in point of comparison the average collier lad in seamanship and physical capacity was the equal, and in intelligence by no means inferior to the young gentlemen who regarded the class of vessel they served aboard of as a stamp of their own superiority. They were indeed a species of that terrible creature who apes nobility because he lives in a mansion. Occasionally the collier lads resented the lofty airs of the southern-going gentry, until open hostility ensued and much blood was spilt. But pugilistic encounters were conducted on strictly professional lines, and no ill-will was supposed to exist on the part of the combatants after they were over. That was the rule laid down, and a breach of it brought disgrace on the violator and his coadjutors, who were thereupon ostracised from the party to which they belonged. The necessity for enforcing the penalty rarely occurred.


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The Shellback's Progress - Walter Runciman

Thomas Henry Huxley - The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century artwork The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: History
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The most obvious and the most distinctive features of the History of Civilisation, during the last fifty years, is the wonderful increase of industrial production by the application of machinery, the improvement of old technical processes and the invention of new ones, accompanied by an even more remarkable development of old and new means of locomotion and intercommunication. By this rapid and vast multiplication of the commodities and conveniences of existence, the general standard of comfort has been raised, the ravages of pestilence and famine have been checked, and the natural obstacles, which time and space offer to mutual intercourse, have been reduced in a manner, and to an extent, unknown to former ages.


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The Advance of Science in the Last Half-Century - Thomas Henry Huxley

Samuel Butler - Luck or Cunning? artwork Luck or Cunning?
Samuel Butler
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Luck, or Cunning? marked Butler’s final attempt to refute the arguments of Darwinism and its main supporters. As the title suggests, in this book he attempted to reduce the complexity of evolutionary theory to a simple opposition: all arguments in favour of a kind of ‘intelligent design’ against arguments for ‘random’ variation (i.e. natural selection). Herbert Spencer, Charles Darwin and George Romanes were cast as the enemy, styled as the ‘apostles of luck’. On the side of ‘cunning’ were Erasmus Darwin, Buffon, and of course Butler – all of whom appreciated the supposed design and purpose in the universe. By proposing that design is inherent in individual organisms, Butler thought he could reconcile Darwinian modification by descent and the insistence on design exemplified by works such as William Paley’s Natural Theology (1802). However, the real emphasis of Butler’s book lay in his personal animosity towards Darwin and his followers, and Butler’s combative tone unfortunately detracted from his scientific considerations.


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Luck or Cunning? - Samuel Butler

Joseph Black - Experiments upon magnesia alba, Quicklime, and some other Alcaline Substances artwork Experiments upon magnesia alba, Quicklime, and some other Alcaline Substances
Joseph Black
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 31 December 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
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Salt-petre is separated from the brine which first affords it, or from the water with which it is washed out of nitrous earths, by the process commonly used in crystallizing salts. In this process the brine is gradually diminished, and at length reduced to a small quantity of an unctuous bitter saline liquor, affording no more salt-petre by evaporation; but, if urged with a brisk fire, drying up into a confused mass which attracts water strongly, and becomes fluid again when exposed to the open air. To this liquor the workmen have given the name of the mother of nitre; and Hoffman, finding it composed of the magnesia united to an acid, obtained a separation of these, either by exposing the compound to a strong fire in which the acid was dissipated and the magnesia remained behind, or by the addition of an alkali which attracted the acid to itself: and this last method he recommends as the best.


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Experiments upon magnesia alba, Quicklime, and some other Alcaline Substances - Joseph Black

Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera - The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines artwork The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 01 January 1925
Publisher: Public Domain
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The work I did in the Philippines was preliminary, a preparation for the more extended study of the subject which I wished to make in Paris, where I went with my notes and collection. Unfortunately, upon leaving Manila, I confided the mounting and pressing of my plants to an inexperienced person who stupidly placed in the midst of them several succulent tubers which decomposed during the voyage and spoiled the other plants.


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The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines - Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera

Charles Lyell - The Student's Elements of Geology artwork The Student's Elements of Geology
Charles Lyell
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The GEOLOGY collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. The works in this collection contain a number of maps, charts, and tables from the 16th to the 19th centuries documenting geological features of the natural world. Also contained are textbooks and early scientific studies that catalogue and chronicle the human stance toward water and land use. Readers will further enjoy early historical maps of rivers and shorelines demonstrating the artistry of journeymen, cartographers, and illustrators.


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The Student's Elements of Geology - Charles Lyell

Thomas Henry Huxley - On the Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge artwork On the Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Essays
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This essay written in the 19th century is a great little treatise about science and its history, methods, and philosophy, as well as about the origins of moral beliefs and reasoning. Some twenty years before the outbreak of the plague a few calm and thoughtful students banded themselves together for the purpose, as they phrased it, of "improving natural knowledge".


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On the Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge - Thomas Henry Huxley

Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill - E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 4 artwork E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 4
Animal Physiology
Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 08 July 2014
Publisher: Wilson Digital, Inc
Seller: iTunes S.a.r.l.

Designed to give students a deep understanding of the central topics of introductory biology, E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth is a captivating iBooks Textbook presented as a seven-unit collection. This fourth unit explores the physiology of animals, shining a light on complex systems of interacting structures and organs. We examine how animals sense their environments, move around, process energy, regulate their internal systems, protect themselves, and reproduce. Each unit of the engagingly interactive  E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth features video, photo galleries, and Multi-Touch images and illustrations that inspire students to study, enjoy, and help protect the wonders of life on Earth.


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E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 4 - Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill

James Hutton - Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4) artwork Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)
James Hutton
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1796
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book discusses theory of Earth and the theory of interchanging sea and land.


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Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4) - James Hutton

Richard Anthony Proctor - Myths and Marvels of Astronomy artwork Myths and Marvels of Astronomy
Richard Anthony Proctor
Genre: Astronomy
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The chief charm of Astronomy, with many, does not reside in the wonders revealed to us by the science, but in the lore and legends connected with its history, the strange fancies with which in old times it has been associated, the half-forgotten myths to which it has given birth.


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Myths and Marvels of Astronomy - Richard Anthony Proctor

Henry Raymond Rogers - New and Original Theories of the Great Physical Forces artwork New and Original Theories of the Great Physical Forces
Henry Raymond Rogers
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
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This is a science book. In this little volume the author gives but his own personal opinions upon the subjects discussed, and although the sentiments are expressed with an assurance born of conviction, yet he claims not infallibility. He has ever been unable to accept the usual explanations of the great physical forces; and the inadequacies of mooted theories have impelled him to efforts for more philosophical interpretations. If in his investigations he has been forced to strange and unusual conclusions, he has been actuated only by an honest desire to promote the advancement of science.


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New and Original Theories of the Great Physical Forces - Henry Raymond Rogers

Claude Bernard - Introduction à l'étude de la médecine expérimentale artwork Introduction à l'étude de la médecine expérimentale
Claude Bernard
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 09 February 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
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Dans l’Introduction à l’étude de la médecine expérimentale (1865), Claude Bernard, biologiste éminent et professeur de médecine au Collège de France, ne se contente pas de fixer les règles de la méthode expérimentale; en exhortant à expérimenter sur le vivant, et en montrant la dépendance de la pathologie et de la thérapeutiqueà l’égard de la physiologie, il pose les fondements empiriques et conceptuels de la médecine moderne.


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Introduction à l'étude de la médecine expérimentale - Claude Bernard

Thomas Troward - The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science artwork The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science
Thomas Troward
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1903
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains the substance of a course of lectures in the Queen Street Hall, Edinburgh. Its purpose is to indicate the Natural Principles governing the relation between Mental Action and Material Conditions, and thus to afford an intelligible starting point for the practical study of the subject.


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The Edinburgh Lectures on Mental Science - Thomas Troward

Thomas Henry Huxley - The Interpreters of Genesis and the Interpreters of Nature artwork The Interpreters of Genesis and the Interpreters of Nature
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

More of a short pamphlet than a book, this is the ruminations of Darwin's Bulldog on those who would limit human knowledge to the first chapters of Genesis. It's sad how relevant many of the things he talks about still are, more than 100 years later, when we still have to fight the evolution battle.


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The Interpreters of Genesis and the Interpreters of Nature - Thomas Henry Huxley

Robert Stawell Ball - The Story of the Heavens artwork The Story of the Heavens
Robert Stawell Ball
Genre: Astronomy
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A book of science which describes the different scientific things. Mainly it focus on astronomy. An Irish astronomer and talented mathematician, Sir Robert Stawell Ball was also a prolific writer of popular astronomy.


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The Story of the Heavens - Robert Stawell Ball

Charles Darwin - Geologische Beobachtungen über die Vulcanischen Inseln artwork Geologische Beobachtungen über die Vulcanischen Inseln
Charles Darwin
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Die erste Ausgabe meiner »Geologischen Untersuchungen über die Vulcanischen Inseln, welche während der Reise von S. M. S. Beagle unter dem Commando des Capt.  FitzRoy besucht wurden«, erschien unter Gutheiszung der Lord Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury im Jahre 1844, und meine »Beobachtungen über Süd-America« im Jahre 1846. Da diese beiden Werke jetzt vergriffen sind, und da ich glaube, dasz sie doch noch Sachen von wissenschaftlichem Werthe enthalten, schien es mir räthlich, sie neu herauszugeben. Sie handeln von Theilen der Erde, welche so selten von wissenschaftlichen Leuten besucht worden sind, dasz mir nicht bekannt ist, dasz etwa Vieles nach später angestellten Beobachtungen verbessert oder zugefügt werden könnte.


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Geologische Beobachtungen über die Vulcanischen Inseln - Charles Darwin

Edward Charles Pickering - The Future of Astronomy artwork The Future of Astronomy
Edward Charles Pickering
Genre: Astronomy
Publish Date: 03 February 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is claimed by astronomers that their science is not only the oldest, but that it is the most highly developed of the sciences. Indeed it should be so, since no other science has ever received such support from royalty, from the state and from the private individual. However this may be, there is no doubt that in recent years astronomers have had granted to them greater opportunities for carrying on large pieces of work than have been entrusted to men in any other department of pure science. One might expect that the practical results of a science like physics would appeal to the man who has made a vast fortune through some of its applications. The telephone, the electric transmission of power, wireless telegraphy and the submarine cable are instances of immense financial returns derived from the most abstruse principles of physics. Yet there are scarcely any physical laboratories devoted to research, or endowed with independent funds for this object, except those supported by the government. The endowment of astronomical observatories devoted to research, and not including that given for teaching, is estimated to amount to half a million dollars annually. Several of the larger observatories have an annual income of fifty thousand dollars.


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The Future of Astronomy - Edward Charles Pickering

John Mason Tyler - The Whence and the Whither of Man artwork The Whence and the Whither of Man
John Mason Tyler
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 01 January 1929
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a science book. Professor Samuel Finley Breese Morse, to whom the world is indebted for the application of the principles of electro-magnetism to telegraphy, gave the sum of ten thousand dollars to Union Theological Seminary to found a lectureship in memory of his father, the Kev. Jedediah Morse, D. D. , theologian, geographer, and gazetteer. The subject of the lectures was to have to do with The relations of the Bible to any of the sciences. The ten chapters of this book correspond to ten lectures, eight of which were delivered as Morse Lectures at Union Theological Seminary during the early spring of 1895. The first nine chapters appear in form and substance as they were given in the lectures, except that Chapters VI. and VII. were condensed in one lecture. Chapter X. is new, and I have not hesitated to add a few paragraphs wherever the argument seemed especially to demand further evidence or illustration. One of my friends, reading the title of these lectures, said: Of mans origin you know nothing, of his future you know less. I fear that many share his opinion, although they might not express it so emphatically.


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The Whence and the Whither of Man - John Mason Tyler

Ignatius Donnelly - Ragnarok : the Age of Fire and Gravel artwork Ragnarok : the Age of Fire and Gravel
Ignatius Donnelly
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

What do we dwell on? The earth. What part of the earth? The latest formations, of course. We live upon the top of a mighty series of stratified rocks, laid down in the water of ancient seas and lakes, during incalculable ages, said, by geologists, to be from ten to twenty miles in thickness. Think of that! Rock piled over rock, from the primeval granite upward, to a height four times greater than our highest mountains, and every rock stratified like the leaves of a book; and every leaf containing the records of an intensely interesting history, illustrated with engravings, in the shape of fossils, of all forms of life, from the primordial cell up to the bones of man and his implements.


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Ragnarok : the Age of Fire and Gravel - Ignatius Donnelly

George Tucker - A Voyage to the Moon artwork A Voyage to the Moon
George Tucker
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a book of science. Having, by a train of fortunate circumstances, accomplished a voyage, of which the history of mankind affords no example; having, moreover, exerted every faculty of body and mind, to make my adventures useful to my countrymen, and even to mankind, by imparting to them the acquisition of secrets in physics and morals, of which they had not formed the faintest conception, --I flattered myself that both in the character of traveller and public benefactor, I had earned for myself an immortal name. But how these fond, these justifiable hopes have been answered, the following narrative will show. On my return to this my native State, as soon as it was noised abroad that I had met with extraordinary adventures, and made a most wonderful voyage, crowds of people pressed eagerly to see me. I at first met their inquiries with a cautious silence, which, however, but sharpened their curiosity. At length I was visited by a near relation, with whom I felt less disposed to reserve. With friendly solicitude he inquired "how much I had made by my voyage;" and when he was informed that, although I had added to my knowledge, I had not improved my fortune, he stared at me a while, and remarking that he had business at the Bank, as well as an appointment on 'Change, suddenly took his leave. After this, I was not much interrupted by the tribe of inquisitive idlers, but was visited principally by a few men of science, who wished to learn what I could add to their knowledge of nature.


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A Voyage to the Moon - George Tucker

Thomas Henry Huxley - On the Reception of the 'Origin of Species' artwork On the Reception of the 'Origin of Species'
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1894
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

To the present generation, that is to say, the people a few years on the hither and thither side of thirty, the name of Charles Darwin stands alongside of those of Isaac Newton and Michael Faraday; and, like them, calls up the grand ideal of a searcher after truth and interpreter of Nature. ut the most effective weapons of the modern champions of Evolution were fabricated by Darwin; and the 'Origin of Species' has enlisted a formidable body of combatants, trained in the severe school of Physical Science, whose ears might have long remained deaf to the speculations of à priori philosophers.


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On the Reception of the 'Origin of Species' - Thomas Henry Huxley


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