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On the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin

Winfield Scott Hall - The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction artwork The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction
Winfield Scott Hall
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1860
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book greatly creates awareness on sexual hygience which in India knowing is a big taboo. After completing this book I felt this is very neccessary to be aware of any adult guy inorder to protect and safeguard his/her sex organs.


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The Biology, Physiology and Sociology of Reproduction - Winfield Scott Hall

Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill - E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 1 artwork E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 1
Unity & Diversity of Life on Earth
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 first unit, we explore the unity of life by examining the shared features of all living things, inherited from a universal common ancestor. In addition, we look at the evolutionary mechanisms that—over the course of 3.5 billion years—created the countless species and forms of life that populate our diverse living planet. 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 1 - Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill

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

Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill - E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 2 artwork E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 2
Guided Tour of the Living Cell
Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 08 July 2014
Publisher: Wilson Digital, Inc
Seller: iTunes S.a.r.l.

Designed to give students a deep understanding of the central topics of introductory biology, E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth is a captivating iBooks Textbook presented as a seven-unit collection. In this second volume, we examine what happens inside cells, looking at how molecules and energy become life and exploring topics like metabolism, photosynthesis, and cell division. Each unit of the engagingly interactive  E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth features video, photo galleries, and Multi-Touch images and illustrations that inspire students to study, enjoy, and help protect the wonders of life on Earth.


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E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth Unit 2 - Edward O. Wilson, Morgan Ryan & Gaël McGill

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

Thomas Anderson - Elements of Agricultural Chemistry artwork Elements of Agricultural Chemistry
Thomas Anderson
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The object of the present work is to offer to the farmer a concise outline of the general principles of Agricultural Chemistry.


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Elements of Agricultural Chemistry - Thomas Anderson

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 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 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 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

St. George William Joseph Stock - Deductive Logic artwork Deductive Logic
St. George William Joseph Stock
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In order fully to understand this definition we must know exactly what is meant by thought, by a law of thought, by the term formal, and by science. The laws of thought are the conditions of correct thinking. The term law, however is so ambiguous that it will be well to determine more precisely in what sense it is here used.


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Deductive Logic - St. George William Joseph Stock

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

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

John Dee - The Mathematicall Praeface to Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara artwork The Mathematicall Praeface to Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara
John Dee
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 31 December 1607
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Mathematical Preface to the Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara From the Publisher 1570. This book is an occult philosophy of mathematics.


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The Mathematicall Praeface to Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara - John Dee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Calvin Cutter - A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition) artwork A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)
Calvin Cutter
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1871
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Agesilaus, king of Sparta, when asked what things boys should learn, replied, "Those which they will practise when they become men." As health requires the observance of the laws inherent to the different organs of the human system, so not only boys, but girls, should acquire a knowledge of the laws of their organization. If sound morality depends upon the inculcation of correct principles in youth, equally so does a sound physical system depend on a correct physical education during the same period of life. If the teacher and parents who are deficient in moral feelings and sentiments, are unfit to communicate to children and youth those high moral principles demanded by the nature of man, so are they equally incompetent directors of the physical training of the youthful system, if ignorant of the organic laws and the physiological conditions upon which health and disease depend.


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A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition) - Calvin Cutter

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

Augustus De Morgan - A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I artwork A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I
Augustus De Morgan
Genre: Mathematics
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Samuel Christian Schmucker - The Meaning of Evolution artwork The Meaning of Evolution
Samuel Christian Schmucker
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Meaning of Evolution is a Book of Science. The book says that Before my window lies an enchanting landscape. It embraces a stretch of open rolling country, beautiful as the eye could wish to rest upon. The sun with its slanting rays is not giving it heat enough in these winter months to make it blossom in its radiant beauty, but the mind goes easily back through the few brown months to the time when the field not far away was waving with its rich yellow grain so soon to be food for those who planted it. Beyond this field lies an orchard where, in regular and orderly rows, stand the apple trees whose bright blossoms in the spring make the landscape so beautiful and whose fruit in the fall serves so richly for our enjoyment. A little farther on, a pasture is filled with sleek-coated cows, feeding quietly and patiently until the evening when they will return to their stalls to yield their rich milk. Still farther on lies a tract of forest. The varied shades of the beeches, the tulip poplars and the chestnuts make an exquisite contrast and give to the landscape its attractive background framed in by a distant hill. Behind this hill flows a mighty river carrying on its breast the ships by which we share the over-abundance of our own blessings with our brothers on the other side of the sea, from whom ia turn we receive of their overplus. Beyond this teeming river lies a level stretch of fertile land and then the mighty ocean. On one side of the scene runs a busy highway. Along this men pass and repass, some on foot, others drawn by their patient and submissive horses. Still others are carried by the new-found power of the sunshine imprisoned beneath the rock in the oil that has been forming ever since the sun shone down upon the great forests of the far distant past.


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The Meaning of Evolution - Samuel Christian Schmucker

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

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

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


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Sound Mind - John Haslam

Charles Darwin - The Foundations of the Origin of Species artwork The Foundations of the Origin of Species
Charles Darwin
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is surprising that Malthus should have been needed to give him the clue, when in the Note Book of 1837 there should occur—however obscurely expressed—the following forecast1 of the importance of the survival of the fittest. "With respect to extinction, we can easily see that a variety of the ostrich (Petise2), may not be well adapted, and thus perish out; or on the other hand, like Orpheus3, being favourable, many might be produced. This requires the principle that the permanent variations produced by confined breeding and changing circumstances are continued and produce according to the adaptation of such circumstances, and therefore that death of species is a consequence (contrary to what would appear in America) of non-adaptation of circumstances.


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The Foundations of the Origin of Species - Charles Darwin

Lewis Carroll - Symbolic Logic artwork Symbolic Logic
Lewis Carroll
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1869
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book described logic is expressed in terms of symbols; syllogisms and the sorites are diagrammed; logic becomes a game played with two diagrams and a set of counters.


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Symbolic Logic - Lewis Carroll

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

Joseph Priestley - Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air artwork Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
Joseph Priestley
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 31 December 1773
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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


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

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

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


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Essays in Natural History and Agriculture - Thomas Garnett

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


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Discovery of Oxygen, Part 2 - Carl Wilhelm Scheele

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

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 - 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

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

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

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


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

Charles Darwin - 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

Edgar Allan Poe - Eureka: artwork Eureka:
Edgar Allan Poe
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1848
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Thomas Bassnett - Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms. artwork Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms.
Thomas Bassnett
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 15 February 1886
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In this book, the writer discusses the science of meterology. It was published in 1854.


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Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms. - Thomas Bassnett

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Earth's Holocaust (From Earth's Holocaust (From "Mosses from an Old Manse")
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 18 May 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Once upon a time -- but whether in the time past or time to come is a matter of little or no moment -- this wide world had become so overburdened with an accumulation of worn-out trumpery, that the inhabitants determined to rid themselves of it by a general bonfire.


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Earth's Holocaust (From "Mosses from an Old Manse") - Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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

Joseph Black - Experiments upon magnesia alba, Quicklime, and some other Alcaline Substances artwork Experiments upon magnesia alba, Quicklime, and some other Alcaline Substances
Joseph Black
Genre: Chemistry
Publish Date: 31 December 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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


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

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

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

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

Thoreau's essay begins with a history of the apple tree, and ends with a meditation on parallels between the wild apple and humanity.


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Wild Apples - Henry David Thoreau

Charles 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
Seller: Public Domain

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

William M'Combie - Cattle and Cattle-breeders artwork Cattle and Cattle-breeders
William M'Combie
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is The Cattle and Cattle-breeders. The Book of Farm Buildings ; their Arrangement and Construction. The Rational Theology and Christian Philosophy in England in the Seventeenth Century. The business of dealing in north-country cattle came to be worthless. I bade Falkirk adieu, and turned my attention entirely to the rearing and fattening of cattle at home. I gave up the fascinating business of a lean-cattle jobber, seeing it was done for, and I have never regretted my resolution. The lean-cattle trade was difficult to manage, and in fact was most dangerous. Many a day, when attending Hallow Fair, I have got up by four or five o'clock in the morning, breakfast, and not tasted food till six o'clock at night. The weather was so bad on one occasion that man and beast were up to the knees in mud. I had my beasts standing near one of the gates. Mr Archibald Skirving never got further than them; he bought forty, sent them away, and returned home. As he bade me good morning, he remarked, I would not like to be in your place to-day.


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Cattle and Cattle-breeders - William M'Combie

R. Lee - Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals artwork Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals
R. Lee
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1855
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals is a Book related to Animals. The book tells that Formed like man, and practicing similar gestures, but with thumbs instead of great toes upon their feet, and with so narrow a heel-bone, that even those who constantly walk upright have not the firm and dignified step of human beings; the Quadrumana yet approximate so closely to us, that they demand the first place in a book devoted principally to the intellectual (whether it be reason or instinct) history of animals. This approximation is a matter of amusement to some; but to the larger portion of mankind, I should say, it is a source of disgust".Rapoynda", I exclaimed, one day, to a troublesome, inquisitive, restless negro, pointing to a black monkey, which much resembled him in character",that is your brother". Never shall I forget the malignant scowl which passed over the man's features at my heedless comparison.


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Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals - R. Lee

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

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


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

Henry David Thoreau - Canoeing in the wilderness artwork Canoeing in the wilderness
Henry David Thoreau
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

From the great nature writer behind Walden comes an account of a trip he made into the wilderness. The chief attraction that inspired Thoreau to make the trip was the primitiveness of the region. Here was a vast tract of almost virgin woodland, peopled only with a few loggers and pioneer farmers, Indians, and wild animals.


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Canoeing in the wilderness - Henry David Thoreau

Charles Darwin - 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

William Curtis - The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 5 artwork The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 5
William Curtis
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed, is an illustrated publication which began in 1787. The longest running botanical magazine, it is widely referred to by the subsequent name Curtis's Botanical Magazine. 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 first publication on the pages, and the description given was enhanced by the keenly detailed illustrations. The magazine is the greatest serial of botanical illustration yet produced the consistent quality of the journal's plates and authority makes this the most widely cited work of its kind.


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The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 5 - William Curtis

William Curtis - The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 4 artwork The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 4
William Curtis
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed, is an illustrated publication which began in 1787. The longest running botanical magazine, it is widely referred to by the subsequent name Curtis's Botanical Magazine. 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 first publication on the pages, and the description given was enhanced by the keenly detailed illustrations. The magazine is the greatest serial of botanical illustration yet produced the consistent quality of the journal's plates and authority makes this the most widely cited work of its kind.


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The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 4 - William Curtis

Thomas Jefferson Ritter - Mother's Remedies artwork Mother's Remedies
Thomas Jefferson Ritter
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1854
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The guilt of failing to cure the child was probably easier to endure than the helplessness of doing nothing. There are many recipes for foods I fondly remember eating as a child. Note the many recipes for a single serving that involve lengthy and labor intensive preparation. Refrigeration was uncommon and the temperature of iceboxes was well above freezing, so food had to be consumed quickly. Many recipes use uncooked meat and eggs that can lead to several diseases. Obvious typographical errors have been corrected but contemporary spelling and usage are unchanged. Page headers are retained, but are moved to the beginning of the paragraph where the text is interrupted. Page numbers are shown in brackets [ ]. The author claims the material is directed toward non medical "family" members, but many passages are obviously copied from medical textbooks. The following glossary of unfamiliar (to me) terms is quite lengthy and does not include incomprehensible (to me) medical terms and many words and names I could not find in several reference books. The book's own 16 page dictionary is on page 893. I recommend the article on "hydrophobia" as an interesting history of the Pasture treatment.


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Mother's Remedies - Thomas Jefferson Ritter

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

Jacob Joshua Levison - Studies of Trees artwork Studies of Trees
Jacob Joshua Levison
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There are many ways in which the problem of identifying trees may be approached. The majority attempt to recognize trees by their leaf characters. Leaf characters, however, do not differentiate the trees during the other half of the year when they are bare. In this chapter the characterizations are based, as far as possible, on peculiarities that are evident all year round. In almost every tree there is some one trait that marks its individuality and separates it, at a glance, from all other trees. It may be the general form of the tree, its mode of branching, bark, bud or fruit.


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Studies of Trees - Jacob Joshua Levison

Earl of Caithness John Sutherland Sinclair - Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects artwork Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects
Earl of Caithness John Sutherland Sinclair
Genre: Essays
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There are few subjects of more importance, and few less known or thought about, than our coal-mines. Coal is one of our greatest blessings, and certainly one originating cause of England's greatness and wealth. It has given us a power over other nations, and vast sums of money are yearly brought to our country from abroad in exchange for the coal we send. Nearly 17, 000, 000 pounds is the representative value of the coal raised every year at the pit's mouth, and 20, 000, 000 pounds represent its mean value at the various places of consumption.


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Lectures on Popular and Scientific Subjects - Earl of Caithness John Sutherland Sinclair

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

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom artwork Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom
Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1859
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The men would often shake the ropes by which he clung with so much violence, as to make me fear his falling; but I soon found that the power of his muscles could not be easily overcome. When in a playful humor, he would often swing within arm's length of his pursuer, and having struck him with his hand, throw himself from him. "Whilst in Java, he lodged in a large tamarind-tree near my dwelling, and formed a bed by intertwining the small branches, and covering them with leaves. During the day, he would lie with his head projecting beyond his nest, watching whoever might pass under; and when he saw any one with fruit, would descend to obtain a share of it.


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Illustrative Anecdotes of the Animal Kingdom - Samuel Griswold Goodrich

William MacGillivray - Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus artwork Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus
William MacGillivray
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1851
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Natural History has of late become a favourite pursuit in this country; and although its progress as a study may not have been equal to the enthusiasm which it has excited its general effect is unique beneficial. In consequence of the interest which it has created a great variety of works, from the simple catechism to the elaborate treatise have appeared in rapid succession. But while compends and manuals are thus multiplied, little has been said with regard to the private history and professional pursuits of the distinguished persons who have contributed most to the general stock of knowledge from which these popular essays have in a great measure been derived. We have, therefore, endeavoured in some degree to supply this deficiency, by presenting a series of Lives of the more Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnseus in.


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Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus - William MacGillivray

Robert Bloomfield - The Bird and Insects' Post Office artwork The Bird and Insects' Post Office
Robert Bloomfield
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1822
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a nature book. I confess I did not at all expect to hear from you; for I always believed you to be one of those thoughtless young creatures which are to be found in other stations of life as well as in yours and mine, who, as soon as they get fledged and able to get abroad, care no more for their parents and those who brought them up than I care for a shower of rain. However, you have escaped danger twice, and you have reason to congratulate yourself. I have been sitting here upon ten eggs for three weeks past, and of course have another week to be confined; but then the thoughts of the pleasure I shall have in hatching and guiding my young ones to the water, is ample payment for all my pains.


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The Bird and Insects' Post Office - Robert Bloomfield

William Curtis - The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 2 artwork The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 2
William Curtis
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1798
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Botanical Magazine; or Flower-Garden Displayed, is an illustrated publication which began in 1787. The longest running botanical magazine, it is widely referred to by the subsequent name Curtis's Botanical Magazine. 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 first publication on the pages, and the description given was enhanced by the keenly detailed illustrations. The magazine is the greatest serial of botanical illustration yet produced the consistent quality of the journal's plates and authority makes this the most widely cited work of its kind.


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The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 2 - William Curtis

William Bligh - A Narrative Of The Mutiny, On Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; And The Subsequent Voyage Of Part Of The Crew, In The Ship's Boat artwork A Narrative Of The Mutiny, On Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; And The Subsequent Voyage Of Part Of The Crew, In The Ship's Boat
William Bligh
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1816
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The following Narrative is only a part of a voyage undertaken for the purpose of conveying the Bread-fruit Tree from the South Sea Islands to the West Indies. The manner in which this expedition miscarried, with the subsequent transactions and events, are here related. This part of the voyage is not first in the order of time, yet the circumstances are so distinct from that by which it was preceded, that it appears unnecessary to delay giving as much early information as possible concerning so extraordinary an event. The rest will be laid before the Public as soon as it can be got ready; and it is intended to publish it in such a manner, as, with the present Narrative, will make the account of the voyage compleat.


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A Narrative Of The Mutiny, On Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; And The Subsequent Voyage Of Part Of The Crew, In The Ship's Boat - William Bligh

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

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
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

August Heinrich Christian Gelpke - Ueber die schrecklichen Wirkungen des Aufsturzes eines Kometen auf die Erde artwork Ueber die schrecklichen Wirkungen des Aufsturzes eines Kometen auf die Erde
August Heinrich Christian Gelpke
Genre: Astronomy
Publish Date: 31 December 1841
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Ehe ich die schrecklichen und furchtbaren Wirkungen, welche unser Wohnort sowol in seinem innern Baue, als auch auf seiner Oberfläche leiden würde, wenn irgend ein bedeutender Weltkörper, etwa von der Größe unseres Mondes auf die Erde stürzte, anführe, muß ich zuvor eine allgemeine Darstellung von der Entstehungsart desselben und seiner allmäligen Ausbildung zu geben suchen, um danach die furchtbaren Wirkungen des Kometen, der an unsern Wohnort stoßen, seinen innern Bau zertrümmern und seine organische Schöpfung zerstören und vernichten würde, richtig beurtheilen zu können. .


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Ueber die schrecklichen Wirkungen des Aufsturzes eines Kometen auf die Erde - August Heinrich Christian Gelpke

Otto von Kotzebue - A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2 artwork A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2
Otto von Kotzebue
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1845
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The wind, which continued favourable to us as far as the Northern Tropic, was succeeded by a calm that lasted twelve days. The ocean, as far as the eye could reach, was as smooth as a mirror, and the heat almost insupportable. Sailors only can fully understand the disagreeableness of this situation. The activity usual on shipboard gave place to the most wearisome idleness. Every one was impatient; some of the men felt assured that we should never have a wind again, and wished for the most violent storm as a change.


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A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2 - Otto von Kotzebue

James Hutton - Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4) artwork Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4)
James Hutton
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1796
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is Theory of the earth Farther Induction of Facts and Observations, respecting the Geological Part of the Theory. It has a described the earth and Geology. Facts in Confirmation of the Theory of Elevating Land above the Surface of the Sea. By the present theory, the earth on which we dwell is represented as having been formed originally in horizontal strata at the bottom of the ocean; hence it should appear, that the land, in having been raised from the sea, and thus placed upon a higher level, had been of a different shape and condition from that in which we find it at the present time. This is a proposition now to be considered.


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Theory of the Earth, Volume 2 (of 4) - James Hutton

Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer - The Folk-lore of Plants artwork The Folk-lore of Plants
Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1847
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The fact that plants, in common with man and the lower animals, possess the phenomena of life and death, naturally suggested in primitive times the notion of their having a similar kind of existence. In both cases there is a gradual development which is only reached by certain progressive stages of growth, a circumstance which was not without its practical lessons to the early naturalist. This similarity, too, was held all the more striking when it was observed how the life of plants, like that of the higher organisms, was subject to disease, accident, and other hostile influences, and so liable at any moment to be cut off by an untimely end.


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The Folk-lore of Plants - Thomas Firminger Thiselton Dyer

William Godwin - Thoughts on Man, His Nature, Productions and Discoveries Interspersed with Some Particulars Respecting the Author artwork Thoughts on Man, His Nature, Productions and Discoveries Interspersed with Some Particulars Respecting the Author
William Godwin
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 06 April 1836
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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 - 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

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

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

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


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周髀算经 - 无名氏

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

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

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


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Oeuvres de Blaise Pascal - Blaise Pascal

William Curtis - The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7 artwork The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7
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. The most Ornamental FOREIGN PLANTS, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green House, and the Stove, are accurately represented in their natural Colours.


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The Botanical Magazine Vol. 7 - William Curtis

Harry Best - The Deaf artwork The Deaf
Harry Best
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Society as a whole knows little of the deaf, or the so-called deaf and dumb. They do not form a large part of the population, and many people seldom come in contact with them. Their affliction to a great extent removes them from the usual avenues of intercourse with men and debars them from many of the social activities of life, all tending to make the deaf more or less a class apart in the community. A considerable part of this deafness is preventable under enlightened action. Medical science is principally in control of the situation, but there is also much that can be done in general measures for the protection of the health. In attacking the problem, the most immediate practical program lies in the arrest of those diseases, especially infantile and infectious diseases, that cause deafness.


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The Deaf - Harry Best

William Curtis - The Botanical Magazine Vol. 8 artwork The Botanical Magazine Vol. 8
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. The most Ornamental Foreign Plants, cultivated in the Open Ground, the Green House, and the Stove, are accurately represented in their natural Colours.


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The Botanical Magazine Vol. 8 - William Curtis

Oskar Nagel - Die Romantik der Chemie artwork Die Romantik der Chemie
Oskar Nagel
Genre: History
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Wenn irgendeine Wissenschaft uns zu souveränen Herren der Natur gemacht und uns aus Naturbeherrschten in Beherrscher der Natur umgewandelt hat, so ist dies das spätgeborene Kulturkind der Menschheit, die Wissenschaft der Chemie. Sie gleicht einem Kinde, das Jahrtausende dazu gebraucht hat, das Sprechen zu erlernen, aber dann mit einemmal imstande war, die während der Jahrtausende angehäuften Eindrücke, die es von der Welt empfangen, in prachtvoller, sinnreicher, künstlerischer Sprache wiederzugeben. Sie gleicht einer Pflanze, die durch Jahrtausende kräftig fleischige Blätter angesetzt hat, um plötzlich, über Nacht, die schönsten Blüten hervorzubringen. Sie gleicht einem spät erkannten, lange verachteten Stein, der, endlich gewürdigt und erkannt, durch diese Erkenntnis wie mit einem Zauberstabe berührt, sich in jeden gewünschten, wunderbar merkwürdigen Stoff verwandelt; oder dem mystischen Schlüssel Mephistos, der den grauen formlosen Nebel in Götter umformt.


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Die Romantik der Chemie - Oskar Nagel

Francis M. Walters - Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools artwork Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools
Francis M. Walters
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The body is studied from three standpoints: structure, use of parts, and care or management. This causes the main subject to be considered under three heads, known as anatomy, physiology, and hygiene. Anatomy treats of the construction of the body—the parts which compose it, what they are like, and where located. Its main divisions are known as gross anatomy and histology. Gross anatomy treats of the larger structures of the body, while histology treats of the minute structures of which these are composed—parts too small to be seen with the naked eye and which have to be studied with the aid of the microscope.


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Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools - Francis M. Walters

Jules Michelet - El Mar artwork El Mar
Jules Michelet
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Christian Keferstein - Mineralogia Polyglotta artwork Mineralogia Polyglotta
Christian Keferstein
Genre: Earth Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1865
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Er ist der härteste Stein, hat das meiste Feuer (den höchsten Glanz), kommt aus Indien und Brasilien, dient vorzugsweise zum Schmuck, zu Schleifpulver, zum Schneiden des Glases u. s. w. Um das Feuer zu erhöhen, schleift man ihn gewöhnlich, und unterscheidet nach Art des Schnittes (der Form, die aus dem Schleifen hervorgegangen ist): Brillanten (wo viele Reihen regelmässiger Facetten so liegen, dass sich das Farbenspiel des Glanzes am schönsten darstellt), Rosetten, Tafelsteine u. s. w. Die Diamanten sind meist wasserhell oder grau, doch giebt es auch gefärbte, die aber der Juwelier meist mit andern Namen belegt.


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Mineralogia Polyglotta - Christian Keferstein

Claude Bernard - Introduction à l'étude de la médecine expérimentale artwork Introduction à l'étude de la médecine expérimentale
Claude Bernard
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 09 February 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

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

Herbert William Conn - The Story of the Living Machine artwork The Story of the Living Machine
Herbert William Conn
Genre: Science & Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

That the living body is a machine is a statement that is frequently made without any very accurate idea as to what it means. On the one hand it is made with a belief that a strict comparison can be made between the body and an ordinary, artificial machine, and that living beings are thus reduced to simple mechanisms; on the other hand it is made loosely, without any special thought as to its significance, and certainly with no conception that it reduces life to a mechanism. The conclusion that the living body is a machine, involving as it does a mechanical conception of life, is one of most extreme philosophical importance, and no one interested in the philosophical conception of nature can fail to have an interest in this problem of the strict accuracy of the statement that the body is a machine.


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The Story of the Living Machine - Herbert William Conn

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

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


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A Voyage to the Moon - George Tucker

Francis Kermode - Catalogue of British Columbia Birds artwork Catalogue of British Columbia Birds
Francis Kermode
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The present list is intended to include all birds which have been so far proven to occur in British Columbia. The list inlcudes the birds which have been seen there.


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Catalogue of British Columbia Birds - Francis Kermode

Herbert William Conn - The Story of Germ Life artwork The Story of Germ Life
Herbert William Conn
Genre: Life Sciences
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The study of bacteria practically began with the use of the microscope. It was toward the close of the seventeenth century that the Dutch microscopist, Leeuwenhoek, working with his simple lenses, first saw the organisms which we now know under this name, with sufficient clearness to describe them. Beyond mentioning their existence, however, his observations told little or nothing. Nor can much more be said of the studies which followed during the next one hundred and fifty years. During this long period many a microscope was turned to the observation of these minute organisms, but the majority of observers were contented with simply seeing them, marvelling at their minuteness, and uttering many exclamations of astonishment at the wonders of Nature.


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The Story of Germ Life - Herbert William Conn

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
Seller: Public Domain

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

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

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


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Cape Cod - Henry David Thoreau

Thomas Browne - Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk artwork Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk
Thomas Browne
Genre: Nature
Publish Date: 31 December 1681
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is an interesting and useful guide about birds and fishes found in Norfolk. It is not merely a catalogue, but a popular natural history, in which the specimens in the cases are used as illustrations. Sightseers will pleasantly acquire knowledge of the leading characteristics of the different groups of animals, and students will gain a large amount of sound instruction.


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Notes and Letters on the Natural History of Norfolk - Thomas Browne

William Curtis - The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 6 artwork The Botanical Magazine, Vol. 6
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. 6 - William Curtis


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