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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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 - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

Robert Bloomfield - Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs artwork Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs
Robert Bloomfield
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1822
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Poems here offered to the Public were chiefly written during the interval between the concluding and the publishing of THE FARMER'S BOY an interval of nearly two years. The pieces of a later date are the Widow to her Hour Glass the Fakenham Ghost, Walter and Jane &c. At the tune of publishing the Farmer's Boy circumstances occurred which rendered it necessary to submit these Poems to the perusal of my Friends under whose approbation I now give them with some confidence as to their moral merit to the judgment of the Public.


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Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs - Robert Bloomfield

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 - 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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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
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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 - The Lights of the Church and the Light of Science artwork The Lights of the Church and the Light of Science
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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This book is The Lights of the Church and the Light of Science and written about the would leave the details of his account as irreconcilable with the truths of elementary physical science as ever. They have imagined that the substitution of the adjective partial for universal will save the credit of the Pentateuch, and permit them after all without too many blushes to declare that the progress of modern science only strengthens the authority of Moses. It is raked alike by the old fashioned artillery of the churches and by the fatal weapons of precision with which the enfants perdus of the advancing forces of science are armed.


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The Lights of the Church and the Light of Science - Thomas Henry Huxley

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

Thomas Henry Huxley - The Present Condition of Organic Nature artwork The Present Condition of Organic Nature
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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This is a collection of essays by Thomas Henry Huxley on our knowledge of the causes of phenomena of the organic nature. In that skeleton there are a number of parts to be recognized. The long series of bones, beginning from the skull and ending in the tail, is called the spine, and those in front are the ribs; and then there are two pairs of limbs, one before and one behind; and there are what we all know as the fore-legs and the hind-legs.


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The Present Condition of Organic Nature - Thomas Henry Huxley

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
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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

Thomas Henry Huxley - The Past Condition of Organic Nature artwork The Past Condition of Organic Nature
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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The question of the credibility of the history, happily for us, will not require much consideration, for, in this history, unlike those of human origin, there can be no cavilling, no differences as to the reality and truth of the facts of which it is made up; the facts state themselves, and are laid out clearly before us. But, although one of the greatest difficulties of the historical student is cleared out of our path, there are other difficulties--difficulties in rightly interpreting the facts as they are presented to us--which may be compared with the greatest difficulties of any other kinds of historical study.


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The Past Condition of Organic Nature - Thomas Henry Huxley

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
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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

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

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
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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

Nathaniel Southgate Shaler - Domesticated Animals artwork Domesticated Animals
Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
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Our life is made up of large problems; but there seem few that are greater than this, which concerns our duty by the creatures that share with us the blessings of existence, and over which we have come to rule. This book is a treatise on how the animal domestication helped the Man and changed the animal transforming its aspect and personality. The book describes the symbiotic relation of man and his animals.


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Domesticated Animals - Nathaniel Southgate Shaler

Thomas Henry Huxley - On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals artwork On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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The question of questions for mankind—the problem which underlies all others, and is more deeply interesting than any other—is the ascertainment of the place which Man occupies in nature and of his relations to the universe of things. Whence our race has come; what are the limits of our power over nature, and of nature's power over us; to what goal we are tending; are the problems which present themselves anew and with undiminished interest to every man born into the world. Most of us, shrinking from the difficulties and dangers which beset the seeker after original answers to these riddles, are contented to ignore them altogether, or to smother the investigating spirit under the featherbed of respected and respectable tradition.


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On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals - Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley - Lectures on Evolution artwork Lectures on Evolution
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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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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Lectures on Evolution - Thomas Henry Huxley

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
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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

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

This a great little booklet full of old and new ideas. A great reference manual for the serious or hobby brewer


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Yeast - Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley - Coral and Coral Reefs artwork Coral and Coral Reefs
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book deals with the structure and origin of Coral and Coral Reefs. They are, in a zoological sense, cousins, each of them being formed by the same kind of animals in what is substantially the same way. Each of these bodies is, in fact, the hard skeleton of a very curious and a very simple animal, more comparable to the bones of such animals as ourselves than to the shells of oysters or creatures of that kind; for it is the hardening of the internal tissue of the creature, of its internal substance, by the deposit in the body of a material which is exceedingly common, not only in fresh but in sea water, and which is specially abundant in those waters which we know as "hard, " those waters, for example, which leave a "fur" upon the bottom of a tea-kettle.


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Coral and Coral Reefs - Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley - On Some Fossil Remains of Man artwork On Some Fossil Remains of Man
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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It is a science book. The face and the base of the cranium had been detached before the skull was deposited in the cave, for we were unable to find those parts, though the whole cavern was regularly searched. The cranium was met with at a depth of a metre and a half [five feet nearly], hidden under an osseous breccia, composed of the remains of small animals, and containing one rhinoceros tusk, with several teeth of horses and of ruminants. This breccia, which has been spoken, was a metre [3 1/4 feet about] wide, and rose to the height of a metre and a half above the floor of the cavern, to the walls of which it adhered strongly. 'The earth which contained this human skull exhibited no trace of disturbance: teeth of rhinoceros, horse, hyaena, and bear, surrounded it on all sides.


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On Some Fossil Remains of Man - Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley - Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature artwork Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1862
Publisher: Public Domain
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Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature is an 1863 book by Thomas Henry Huxley, in which he gives evidence for the evolution of man and apes from a common ancestor. It was the first book devoted to the topic of human evolution, and discussed much of the anatomical and other evidence. Backed by this evidence, the book proposed to a wide readership that evolution applied as fully to man as to all other life.


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Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature - Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley - Conditions of Existence as Affecting the Perpetuation of Living Beings artwork Conditions of Existence as Affecting the Perpetuation of Living Beings
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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A philosophical study presented by the biologist author has been depicted in this book. There is no doubt that breeds may be made as different as species in many physiological characters. So with Dogs in their habits and instincts. It is a physiological peculiarity which leads the Greyhound to chase its prey by sight, —that enables the Beagle to track it by the scent, that impels the Terrier to its rat-hunting propensity, and that leads the Retriever to its habit of retrieving. These habits and instincts are all the results of physiological differences and peculiarities, which have been developed from a common stock, at least there is every reason to believe so.


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Conditions of Existence as Affecting the Perpetuation of Living Beings - Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley - Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews artwork Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: History
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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Which describes some of the things which were said by Charles Darwin. Author became known as 'Darwin's bulldog' because of his forceful and energetic support for Darwin's theory, especially at the notorious British Association meeting in Oxford in 1860. In fact, Huxley had some reservations about aspects of the theory, especially the element of gradual, continuous progress, but in public he was unwavering in his allegiance, saying in a letter to Darwin 'As for your doctrines I am prepared to go to the Stake if requisite'. In his 1870 essay collection Lay Sermons, Addresses, and Reviews, of which the title alone was designed to provoke controversy, he offers a variety of his writings, many of which were originally talks given to a range of audiences from learned societies to a working men's college, and including his own review of On the Origin of Species and a typically passionate response to two other reviews less favourable to Darwin.


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Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews - Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley - Geological Contemporaneity and Persistent Types of Life artwork Geological Contemporaneity and Persistent Types of Life
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a science book. Merchants occasionally go through a wholesome, though troublesome and not always satisfactory, process which they term 'taking stock'. After all the excitement of speculation, the pleasure of gain, and the pain of loss, the trader makes up his mind to face facts and to learn the exact quantity and quality of his solid and reliable possessions. The man of science does well sometimes to imitate this procedure; and, forgetting for the time the importance of his own small winnings, to re-examine the common stock in trade, so that he may make sure how far the stock of bullion in the cellar — on the faith of whose existence so much paper has been circulating — is really the solid gold of truth. The Anniversary Meeting of the Geological Society seems to be an occasion well suited for an undertaking of this kind — for an inquiry, in fact, into the nature and value of the present results of paleontological investigation; and the more so, as all those who have paid close attention to the late multitudinous discussions in which paleontology is implicated, must have felt the urgent necessity of some such scrutiny.


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Geological Contemporaneity and Persistent Types of Life - Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley - The Darwinian Hypothesis artwork The Darwinian Hypothesis
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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The truth is that the number of distinguishable living creatures almost surpasses imagination. At least a hundred thousand such kinds of insects alone have been described and may be identified in collections, and the number of separable kinds of living things is under estimated at half a million.


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The Darwinian Hypothesis - Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley - The Perpetuation of Living Beings; hereditary transmission and variation artwork The Perpetuation of Living Beings; hereditary transmission and variation
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Essays
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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Just in the same way as the gardener is able to multiply and reproduce the peculiarities and characters of particular plants by means of cuttings, so can the physiological experimentalist--as was shown by the Abbe Trembley many years ago--so can he do the same thing with many of the lower forms of animal life. M. de Trembley showed that you could take a polype and cut it into two, or four, or many pieces, mutilating it in all directions, and the pieces would still grow up and reproduce completely the original form of the animal.


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The Perpetuation of Living Beings; hereditary transmission and variation - Thomas Henry Huxley

Thomas Henry Huxley - The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology artwork The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 28 June 1895
Publisher: Public Domain
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That application of the sciences of biology and geology, which is commonly known as palaeontology, took its origin in the mind of the first person who, finding something like a shell, or a bone, naturally imbedded in gravel or rock, indulged in speculations upon the nature of this thing which he had dug out—this "fossil"—and upon the causes which had brought it into such a position. In this rudimentary form, a high antiquity may safely be ascribed to palaeontology, inasmuch as we know that, 500 years before the Christian era, the philosophic doctrines of Xenophanes were influenced by his observations upon the fossil remains exposed in the quarries of Syracuse.


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The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology - Thomas Henry Huxley

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
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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

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

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

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

John Burroughs - Ways of Nature artwork Ways of Nature
John Burroughs
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1904
Publisher: Public Domain
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Volume Fourteen of Twenty-Three, Riverby Edition. John Burroughs emerged from an obscure boyhood in the Catskill Mountains to write more than thirty books, create the genre of the nature essay, and become the preeminent nature writer of his day. Through his essays in books and popular magazines, John Burroughs taught countless Americans to appreciate nature. He writes in the Preface to this volume that the reader will find this book to be quite a departure in certain ways from the tone and spirit of his previous books, especially in regard to the subject of animal intelligence. Contents: Ways of Nature; Bird-Songs; Nature with Closed Doors; The Wit of a Duck; Factors in Animal Life; Animal Communication; Devious Paths; What Do Animals Know?; Do Animals Think and Reflect?; A Pinch of Salt; The Literary Treatment of Nature; A Beaver's Reason; Reading the Book of Nature; and Gathered by the Way. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing .


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Ways of Nature - John Burroughs

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
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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

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 - 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

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

John Fiske - The Meaning of Infancy artwork The Meaning of Infancy
John Fiske
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
Publisher: Public Domain
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I. The meaning of infancy. From "Excursions of an evolutionist". -II. The part played by infancy in the evolution of man. From " A century of science"


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The Meaning of Infancy - John Fiske

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

Samuel Butler - Selections from Previous Works artwork Selections from Previous Works
Samuel Butler
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1901
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book selections from previous works with remarks on Mr. G. J. Romanes' Mental evolution in animals and a psalm of montreal by Samuel butler The course of true science, like that of true love, never did run smooth. I delayed these pages some weeks in order to give Mr. Romanes an opportunity of explaining his statement that Canon Kingsley wrote about instinct and inherited memory in Nature, Jan. 18, 1867. I wrote to the Athenaeum (Jan. 26, 1884) and pointed out that Nature did not begin to appear till nearly three years after the date given by Mr. Romanes, and that there was nothing from Canon Kingsley on the subject of instinct and inherited memory in any number of Nature up to the date of Canon Kingsley's death. I also asked for the correct reference.


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Selections from Previous Works - Samuel Butler

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

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


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