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E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 1 - 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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


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A Tangled Tale - Lewis Carroll

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

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


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The Student's Elements of Geology - Charles Lyell

Thomas 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

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

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

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

William Swinton - New Word-Analysis artwork New Word-Analysis
William Swinton
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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

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

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

Charlotte Elizabeth - Kindness to Animals artwork Kindness to Animals
Charlotte Elizabeth
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1844
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Popular Victorian author Charlotte Elizabeth draws on the tenets of her evangelical Protestant faith to make an argument for the kind treatment of animals in this 1845 book.


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Kindness to Animals - Charlotte Elizabeth

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

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
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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

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

John Tyndall - Six Lectures on Light artwork Six Lectures on Light
John Tyndall
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1892
Publisher: Public Domain
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In these Lectures I have sought to render clear a difficult but profoundly interesting subject. My aim has been not only to describe and illustrate in a familiar manner the principal laws and phenomena of light, but to point out the origin, and show the application, of the theoretic conceptions which underlie and unite the whole, and without which no real interpretation is possible. Introductory Uses of Experiment Early Scientific Notions Sciences of Observation Knowledge of the Ancients regarding Light Defects of the Eye Our Instruments Rectilineal Propagation of Light Law of Incidence and Reflection Sterility of the Middle Ages Refraction Discovery of Snell Partial and Total Reflection Velocity of Light Roemer, Bradley, Foucault, and Fizeau Principle of Least Action Descartes and the Rainbow Newton's Experiments on the Composition of Solar Light His Mistake regarding Achromatism Synthesis of White Light Yellow and Blue Lights produce White by their Mixture Colours of Natural Bodies Absorption Mixture of Pigments contrasted with Mixture of Lights.


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Six Lectures on Light - John Tyndall

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
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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

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


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Wild Apples - Henry David Thoreau

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


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

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
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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

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

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
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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

Jules Michelet - El Mar artwork El Mar
Jules Michelet
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
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El mar es un libro de ensayo por Jules Michelet publicada en 1861. Es uno de los elementos que hace de Jules tan peculiar, siempre investigando, repensando, haciendo historia, haciéndose a sí mismo.


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El Mar - Jules Michelet

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


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

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

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
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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

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
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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

John Haslam - Sound Mind artwork Sound Mind
John Haslam
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1843
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This is a science book. This circumstance would render it probable that the larger branch of the nerve becomes itself impregnated with the sensation it transmits: indeed it is a continuation of the same substance, from its sentient extremity to its sensorial insertion. This intimate union of nerve and brain may be further illustrated: it has been already noticed, that a morbid state of the organs of sense will convey inaccurate perceptions; and it is equally certain, that disease of the brain, will excite phantasms, which appear as realities to the sensitive organs. As consciousness is implied, in order to constitute the act of perception, it is of some importance to investigate the nature and meaning of this term. The consciousness of having experienced a perception by any of the senses would be an act of memory: consciousness, therefore, applies to the past; and it also accompanies our prediction of the future.


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Sound Mind - John Haslam

Edgar Allan Poe - Eureka: artwork Eureka:
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1848
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This book is a lengthy non-fiction work which was subtitled A Prose Poem, though it has also been subtitled as An Essay on the Material and Spiritual Universe. Adapted from a lecture he had presented, Eureka describes Poe's intuitive conception of the nature of the universe with no scientific work done to reach his conclusions. He also discusses man's relationship with God, whom he compares to an author.


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Eureka: - Edgar Allan Poe

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
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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

Richard Anthony Proctor - Half-Hours with the Stars artwork Half-Hours with the Stars
Richard Anthony Proctor
Genre: Astronomy
Publish Date: 31 December 1887
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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

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
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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

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
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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

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
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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

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

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
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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

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
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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

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


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

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
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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

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


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The Movements and Habits of Climbing Plants - Charles Darwin

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


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

Francis W. Woodward - Woodward's Graperies and Horticultural Buildings artwork Woodward's Graperies and Horticultural Buildings
Francis W. Woodward
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 07 May 2008
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It is less than twenty—five years since the first cold Grapery was erected on the Hudson. Since the success of the culture of the delicious varieties of the exotic Grape has been demonstrated, the number of graperies has annually increased, and during the last ten years in a very rapid ratio, until they have become recognized as possible and desirable, among those even whose circumstances are moderate and limited. The newly—awakened interest in this branch of culture is manifested in the number and variety of books and other publications on this subject, the space devoted to it in the agricultural and horticultural journals, and especially in the increased number of graperies and vineyards which have been erected and planted in the last decade.


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Woodward's Graperies and Horticultural Buildings - Francis W. Woodward

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

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
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A large proportion of the book contains detailed information on the domestication of animals and plants but it also contains in Chapter XXVII a description of Darwin's theory of heredity which he called pangenesis.


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

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Hints towards the formation of a more comprehensive theory of life artwork Hints towards the formation of a more comprehensive theory of life
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1833
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English Romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge lays out his theories of life in this essay published after his death. It is part of the Religious Writings Collection within Samuel Taylor Coleridge Anthology. In sermons, treatises and works of moral instruction, Coleridge’s faith deeply informed his theories and thought. This collection is ideal for individuals interested in the Lake Poets, literary criticism, 19th-century poetry and the Romantic Movement.


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Hints towards the formation of a more comprehensive theory of life - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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


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Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2 - Carl Wilhelm Scheele

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

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


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

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
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A large proportion of the book contains detailed information on the domestication of animals and plants. Darwin had been working for two years on his big book on Natural Selection, when on 18 June 1858 he received a parcel from Alfred Wallace, who was then living in Borneo. It enclosed a twenty pages manuscript describing an evolutionary mechanism that was similar to Darwin's own theory.


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

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

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


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

John MacGillivray - Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By the Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During the Years 1846-1850. artwork Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By the Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During the Years 1846-1850.
John MacGillivray
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1866
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There are at least five distinct tribes of natives inhabiting the neighbourhood of Cape York. The Gudang people possess the immediate vicinity of the Cape: the Yagulles stretch along the coast to the southward and eastward beyond Escape River: the Katchialaigas and Induyamos (or Yarudolaigas as the latter are sometimes called) inhabit the country behind Cape York, but I am not acquainted with the precise localities: lastly, the Gomokudins are located on the South-West shores of Endeavour Strait, and extend a short distance down the Gulf of Carpentaria. These all belong to the Australian race as unquestionably as the aborigines of Western or South Australia, or the South-East coast of New South Wales; they exhibit precisely the same physical characteristics which have been elsewhere so often described as to render further repetition unnecessary.


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Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By the Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During the Years 1846-1850. - John MacGillivray

Robert Hooke - Micrographia artwork Micrographia
Robert Hooke
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1664
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The book is written about the Micrographia is a historic book by Robert Hooke, detailing the then thirty-year-old Hooke's observations through various lenses. The new science of microscopy. It is also notable for coining the biological term cell.


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Micrographia - Robert Hooke

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
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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

John Fiske - The Meaning of Infancy artwork The Meaning of Infancy
John Fiske
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1900
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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

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

Edward Hamilton Aitken - Concerning Animals and Other Matters artwork Concerning Animals and Other Matters
Edward Hamilton Aitken
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1908
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is evident that, in what is called the evolution of animal forms, the foot came in suddenly when the backboned creatures began to live on the dry land—that is, with the frogs. How it came in is a question which still puzzles the phylogenists, who cannot find a sure pedigree for the frog. There it is, anyhow, and the remarkable point about it is that the foot of a frog is not a rudimentary thing, but an authentic standard foot, like the yard measure kept in the Tower of London, of which all other feet are copies or adaptations. This instrument, as part of the original outfit given to the pioneers of the brainy, backboned, and four-limbed races, when they were sent out to multiply and replenish the earth, is surely worth considering well.


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Concerning Animals and Other Matters - Edward Hamilton Aitken

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

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

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

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

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


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Luck or Cunning? - Samuel Butler

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

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

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

Thomas Henry Huxley - Origin of Species artwork Origin of Species
Thomas Henry Huxley
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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

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

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

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


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On the Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge - Thomas Henry Huxley

Alfred Edmund Brehm - Het Leven der Dieren artwork Het Leven der Dieren
Alfred Edmund Brehm
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1883
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

De wilde avonturen van een onstuimige jonge hark die in de Britse marine tijdens de Napoleontische oorlogen, werd dit boek geschreven door een marine-officier van dat tijdperk. Frank Mildmay is een schurkenstaat en een schelm die snijdt een memorabele baan aangezien hij beweegt de gelederen van de Koninklijke Marine. Verleiden mooie meisjes aan de wal, trotseren de orkanen op zee.


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Het Leven der Dieren - Alfred Edmund Brehm

William Curtis - The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 3 artwork The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 3
William Curtis
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is The Botanical Magazine. It has included a many volumes and described the Botanical Flower Garden Displayed which began in 1787. The longest running botanical it is widely referred to by the subsequent name Curtis's Botanical. Each of the issues contains a description, in formal yet accessible language, and is renowned for featuring the work of two centuries of botanical illustrators. Many plants received their and the description given was enhanced by the keenly detailed illustrations.


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The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 3 - William Curtis


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