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E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 1 - Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill

Michael Faraday - The Chemical History of a Candle artwork The Chemical History of a Candle
Michael Faraday
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 24 August 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill - E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 2 artwork E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 2
Guided Tour of the Living Cell
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 second volume, we examine what happens inside cells, looking at how molecules and energy become life and exploring topics like metabolism, photosynthesis, and cell division. 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 2 - Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill

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

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

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

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

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

Lewis Carroll - The Game of Logic artwork The Game of Logic
Lewis Carroll
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 31 December 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is designed to teach mathematical logic for who is interested in mathmatics.


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The Game of Logic - 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

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

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

James Clerk Maxwell - Five of Maxwell's Papers artwork Five of Maxwell's Papers
James Clerk Maxwell
Genre: Physics
Publish Date: 31 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In a course of Experimental Physics we may consider either the Physics or the Experiments as the leading feature. We may either employ the experiments to illustrate the phenomena of a particular branch of Physics, or we may make some physical research in order to exemplify a particular experimental method. In the order of time, we should begin, in the Lecture Room, with a course of lectures on some branch of Physics aided by experiments of illustration, and conclude, in the Laboratory, with a course of experiments of research.


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Five of Maxwell's Papers - James Clerk Maxwell

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

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

Nathaniel Southgate Shaler - Outlines of the Earth's History artwork Outlines of the Earth's History
Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The object of this book is to provide the beginner in the study of the earth's history with a general account of those actions which can be readily understood and which will afford him clear understandings as to the nature of the processes which have made this and other celestial spheres. It has been the writer's purpose to select those series of facts which serve to show the continuous operations of energy, so that the reader might be helped to a truer conception of the nature of this sphere than he can obtain from ordinary text-books.


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Outlines of the Earth's History - Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

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

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

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

Francis Bacon - The Advancement of Learning artwork The Advancement of Learning
Francis Bacon
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 08 April 1626
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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 - Biological & Geological artwork Biological & Geological
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Essays
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This 1894 publication contains numerous essays and lectures written by Thomas H. Huxley between the years of 1868 and 1876 on various topics in the fields of biology and geology.


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Biological & Geological - Thomas Henry Huxley

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

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Oliver Herford - A Child's Primer Of Natural History artwork A Child's Primer Of Natural History
Oliver Herford
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 01 January 1935
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A book of verses that depicts natural history, thus describing the animals in the form of verses. It is meant for children as well as young adults.


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A Child's Primer Of Natural History - Oliver Herford

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

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

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

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
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

John Lubbock - The Beauties of Nature artwork The Beauties of Nature
John Lubbock
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1912
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Beauties of Nature is book which describes the beauty of nature. If any one gave you a few acres, you would say that you had received a benefit; can you deny that the boundless extent of the earth is a benefit? If any one gave you money, you would call that a benefit. God has buried countless masses of gold and silver in the earth. If a house were given you, bright with marble, its roof beautifully painted with colours and gilding, you would call it no small benefit. God has built for you a mansion that fears no fire or ruin … covered with a roof which glitters in one fashion by day, and in another by night…. Whence comes the breath you draw; the light by which you perform the actions of your life? the blood by which your life is maintained? the meat by which your hunger is appeased?… The true God has planted, not a few oxen, but all the herds on their pastures throughout the world, and furnished food to all the flocks; he has ordained the alternation of summer and winter … has invented so many arts and varieties of voice, so many notes to make music…. We have implanted in us the seed of all ages, of all arts; and God our Master brings forth our intellects from obscurity.


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The Beauties of Nature - John Lubbock

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

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

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

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

Justus Liebig - Familiar Letters on Chemistry artwork Familiar Letters on Chemistry
Justus Liebig
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 31 December 1872
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

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
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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

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
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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

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

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
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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

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

Mary Hunter Austin - The Land of Little Rain artwork The Land of Little Rain
Mary Hunter Austin
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1902
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book describes the fauna, flora and people – as well as evoking the mysticism and spirituality – of the region between the High Sierra and the Mojave Desert of southern California. It is a collection of short stories and essays detailing the landscape and inhabitants of the American Southwest. A message of environmental conservation and a philosophy of cultural and sociopolitical regionalism loosely link the stories together.


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The Land of Little Rain - Mary Hunter Austin

Charles Alexander Oliver - ABC's of Science artwork ABC's of Science
Charles Alexander Oliver
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 01 January 1932
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author of this little book spent several years in composing his work, to the best of his ability, making the treatise brief and to the point, so that the reader may not become weary and misunderstand the true meaning. His desire is to have the flourishing human know the truth of Science and to learn what he can of its greatest wonders.


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ABC's of Science - Charles Alexander Oliver

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Carl Wilhelm Scheele - Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2 artwork Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2
Carl Wilhelm Scheele
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 31 December 1785
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Asa Gray - Darwiniana; Essays and Reviews Pertaining to Darwinism artwork Darwiniana; Essays and Reviews Pertaining to Darwinism
Asa Gray
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 29 January 1888
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book in views and Definitions of Species How Darwin's differs from that of Agassiz, and from the Common View Variation, its Causes unknown. Darwin's Genealogical Tree Darwin and Agassiz agree in the Capital Facts Embryology Physical Connection of Species compatible with Intellectual Connection How to prove Transmutation. Known Extent of Variation Cause of Likeness unknown Artificial Selection. Reversion Interbreeding Natural Selection. Classification tentative. What Darwin assumes. Argument stated. How Natural Selection works. Where the Argument is weakest. Objections Morphology and Teleology harmonized. Theory not atheistical. Conceivable Modes of Relation of God to Nature .


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Darwiniana; Essays and Reviews Pertaining to Darwinism - Asa Gray

Henry Alleyne Nicholson - The Ancient Life History of the Earth artwork The Ancient Life History of the Earth
Henry Alleyne Nicholson
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1898
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book describe about the general objects of geological science. It explores the ancient history of the earth.


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The Ancient Life History of the Earth - Henry Alleyne Nicholson

Charles Darwin - Coral Reefs artwork Coral Reefs
Charles Darwin
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 18 April 1882
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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 Lyell - Principles of Geology artwork Principles of Geology
Charles Lyell
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1874
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Thomas Gwyn Elger - The Moon artwork The Moon
Thomas Gwyn Elger
Genre: Astronomy
Publish Date: 08 January 1897
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

British lunar scientist Thomas Gwyn Empy Elger provides a detailed description of the surface of the moon as understood when this book was published in 1895. This work was quite influential in its time, and the lunar crater Elger was named in honor of the scientist.


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The Moon - Thomas Gwyn Elger

孫子 - 孫子算經 artwork 孫子算經
孫子
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 22 May 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

孫子曰:夫算者,天地之經緯,群生之元首;五常之本末,陰陽之父母;星辰之建號,三光之表裹;五行之準平,四時之終始;萬物之祖宗,六藝之綱紀。稽群倫之聚散,考二氣之降升;推寒暑之迭運,步遠近之殊同;觀天道精微之兆基,察地理從橫之長短;採神祇之所在,極成敗之符驗;窮道德之理,究性命之情。立規矩,準方圓,謹法度,約尺丈,立權衡,平重輕,剖毫釐,析黍絫;歷億載而不朽,施八極而無疆。散之不可勝究,斂之不盈掌握。嚮之者富有餘,背之者貧且窶;心開者幼沖而即悟,意閉者皓首而難精。夫欲學之者必務量能揆己,志在所專。如是則焉有不成者哉。


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孫子算經 - 孫子

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

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
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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 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
Seller: Public Domain

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

Charles Darwin - Insectivorous Plants artwork Insectivorous Plants
Charles Darwin
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 01 January 2009
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Isaac Newton - Opticks artwork Opticks
Isaac Newton
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1726
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The famous physicist Sir Isaac Newton lectured on optics from 1670 - 1672. He worked on refraction of light into colored beams using prisms and discovered chromatic aberration. He also postulated the corpuscular form of light and an ether to transmit forces between the corpuscles. His Opticks, first published 1704 contains his postulates about the topic. This is the fourth edition in English, from 1730, which Newton himself had corrected from the third edition before his death.


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Opticks - Isaac Newton

Amos Emerson Dolbear - The Machinery of the Universe artwork The Machinery of the Universe
Amos Emerson Dolbear
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1909
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book dewells upon the ideas of phenomena ancient and modern, metaphysical and mechanical; Properties of Matter and Ether compared; and Antecedents of Electricity.


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The Machinery of the Universe - Amos Emerson Dolbear

Samuel Butler - Unconscious Memory artwork Unconscious Memory
Samuel Butler
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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 Alexander Clouston - Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers artwork Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers
William Alexander Clouston
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is remarkable how very little the average general reader knows regarding the great Persian poet Saádí and his writings. His name is perhaps more or less familiar to casual readers from its being appended to one or two of his aphorisms which are sometimes reproduced in odd corners of popular periodicals; but who he was when he lived and what he wrote are questions which would probably puzzle not a few even of those who consider themselves as "well read " to answer without first recurring to some encyclopædia.


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Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers - William Alexander Clouston

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

Samuel Butler - Evolution, Old & New artwork Evolution, Old & New
Samuel Butler
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

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

William Swinton - New Word-Analysis artwork New Word-Analysis
William Swinton
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
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The present text-book is a new-modeling and rewriting of Swinton's Word-Analysis, first published in 1871. It has grown out of a large amount of testimony to the effect that the older book, while valuable as a manual of methods, in the hands of teachers, is deficient in practice-work for pupils. This testimony dictated a double procedure: first, to retain the old methods; secondly, to add an adequate amount of new matter. Abbreviated Latin Derivatives", no fewer than two hundred and twenty Latin root-words with their most important English offshoots. In order to concentrate into the limited available space so large an amount of new matter, it was requisite to devise a novel mode of indicating the English derivatives. The author trusts that it will prove well suited to class-room work, and in many other ways interesting and valuable: should it not, a good deal of labor, both of the lamp and of the file.


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New Word-Analysis - William Swinton

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

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
Publisher: Public Domain
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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

Olive Thorne Miller - A Bird-Lover in the West artwork A Bird-Lover in the West
Olive Thorne Miller
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1917
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The studies in this volume were all made, as the title indicates, in the West; part of them in Colorado (1891), in Utah (1893), and the remainder (1892) in what I have called "The Middle Country", being Southern Ohio, and West only relatively to New England and New York, where most of my studies have been made.


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A Bird-Lover in the West - Olive Thorne Miller

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
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel - The Evolution of Man — Volume 2 artwork The Evolution of Man — Volume 2
Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 09 August 1919
Publisher: Public Domain
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In turning from the embryology to the phylogeny of man—from the development of the individual to that of the species—we must bear in mind the direct causal connection that exists between these two main branches of the science of human evolution. This important causal nexus finds its simplest expression in "the fundamental law of organic development", the content and purport of which we have fully considered in the first chapter. According to this biogenetic law, ontogeny is a brief and condensed recapitulation of phylogeny. If this compendious reproduction were complete in all cases, it would be very easy to construct the whole story of evolution on an embryonic basis.


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The Evolution of Man — Volume 2 - Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel

Blaise Pascal - Oeuvres de Blaise Pascal artwork Oeuvres de Blaise Pascal
Blaise Pascal
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 18 August 1662
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Frederick Walker Mott - The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song artwork The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song
Frederick Walker Mott
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 01 January 1926
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This article talks about the brain and tells that brain is the boss of your body and runs the whole show.


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The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song - Frederick Walker Mott

Thomas Garnett - Essays in Natural History and Agriculture artwork Essays in Natural History and Agriculture
Thomas Garnett
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

One maintains that each river has its own variety of fish, which can be distinguished from the fish of any other river; another contends that there is no such difference; a third states that stake nets are exceedingly injurious to the breed of the fish; and a fourth attests that stake nets only catch the fish when they are in the best season, that neither Kelt nor fry are taken in them, and that if they were prohibited it would only be preserving the fish for the grampuses and seals; — in short, the evidence regarding both their habits, and the best mode of catching them, having in view the preservation and increase of the breed, is so completely contradictory as to leave a doubt in the mind of every one who reads it, and has no other means of forming an opinion.


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Essays in Natural History and Agriculture - Thomas Garnett

George William Septimus Piesse - The Art of Perfumery artwork The Art of Perfumery
George William Septimus Piesse
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a nature book. Although history attributes the first perfume container to the period of Darius III (4th century bc), the roots of perfumery reach much deeper into the past. And the methods of obtaining the odours of plants; with instructions for the manufacture of . . . dentifrices, pomatums, cosmetiques, perfumed soap, etc.


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The Art of Perfumery - George William Septimus Piesse

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
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Charles Kingsley - Town Geology artwork Town Geology
Charles Kingsley
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book, including the greater part of this has shaped itself out of lectures given to the young men of the city of Chester. But it does not deal, in its present form, with the geology of the neighbourhood of Chester only. I have tried so to recast it, that any townsman, at least in the manufacturing districts of England and Scotland, may learn from it to judge, roughly perhaps, but on the whole accurately, of the rocks and soils of his own neighbourhood. He will find, it is true, in these pages, little or nothing about those "Old Red Sandstones", so interesting to a Scotchman; and he will have to bear in mind, if he belong to the coal districts of Scotland, that the "stones in the wall" there belong to much older rocks than those "New Red Sandstones" of which this book treats; and that the coal measures of Scotland, with the volcanic rocks which have disturbed them, are often very different in appearance to the English coal measures..


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Town Geology - Charles Kingsley

Henry David Thoreau - Wild Apples artwork Wild Apples
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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
Publisher: Public Domain
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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 Kingsley - Glaucus, or the Wonders of the Shore artwork Glaucus, or the Wonders of the Shore
Charles Kingsley
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1854
Publisher: Public Domain
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Natural History, if not fifty years ago, certainly a hundred years ago, was hardly worthy of men of practical common sense. After, indeed, Linne, by his invention of generic and specific names, had made classification possible, and by his own enormous labours had shown how much could be done when once a method was established, the science has grown rapidly enough.


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Glaucus, or the Wonders of the Shore - Charles Kingsley

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

Jean-Henri Fabre - The Wonders of Instinct artwork The Wonders of Instinct
Jean-Henri Fabre
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1914
Publisher: Public Domain
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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 - On the Origin of Species: or, the Causes of the Phenomena of Organic Nature artwork On the Origin of Species: or, the Causes of the Phenomena of Organic Nature
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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Huxley begins these six lectures by noting that "there is a close relation between the organic and the inorganic world---the difference between them arising from the diverse combination and disposition of identical forces, and not from any primary diversity, as far as we can see", and that "not only is the living matter derived from the inorganic world, but that the forces of that matter are all of them correlative with and convertible into those of inorganic nature". He then develops the evidence (now thought much less of) from embryology, stating, "there is a time when the embryos of neither dog, nor horse, nor porpoise, nor monkey, nor man, can be distinguished by any essential feature one from the other; there is a time when they each and all of them resemble this one of the Dog".


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On the Origin of Species: or, the Causes of the Phenomena of Organic Nature - Thomas Henry Huxley

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
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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

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

Richard Anthony Proctor - Half-Hours with the Stars artwork Half-Hours with the Stars
Richard Anthony Proctor
Genre: Astronomy
Publish Date: 31 December 1887
Publisher: Public Domain
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It is very easy to gain a knowledge of the stars, if the learner sets to work in the proper manner. But he commonly meets with a difficulty at the outset of his task. He provides himself with a set of the ordinary star-maps, and then finds himself at a loss how to make use of them. Such maps tell him nothing of the position of the constellations on the sky. If he happen to recognize a constellation, then indeed his maps, if properly constructed, will tell him the names of the stars forming the constellation, and also he may be able to recognize a few of the neighboring constellations. But when he has done this he may meet with a new difficulty, even as respects this very constellation. For if he look for it again some months later, he will neither find it in its former place nor will it present the same aspect, —if indeed it happen to be above the horizon at all.


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Half-Hours with the Stars - Richard Anthony Proctor

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

无名氏 - 周髀算经 artwork 周髀算经
无名氏
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 01 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

昔者周公问于商高曰:窃闻乎大夫善数也。 请问古者包牺立周天历度。 夫天不可阶而升。地不可得尺寸而度。 请问数安从出。 商高曰:数之法。出于圆方。 圆出于方。方出于矩。 矩出于九九八十一。 故折矩。 以为句。广三。 股修四。 径隅五。


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周髀算经 - 无名氏

George John Romanes - The Scientific Evidences of Organic Evolution artwork The Scientific Evidences of Organic Evolution
George John Romanes
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This biological book provides the various scientific evidences of organic evolution. It includes the studies the biological evolution.


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The Scientific Evidences of Organic Evolution - George John Romanes


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