The Outline of Science, Volume 1 was written specifically with the man-on-the-street in mind as the target audience. Covering scientific subjects ranging from astronomy to biology to elementary physics in clear, concise and easily understood prose, this popular science work is largely as relevant today as when first published in 1922. Special emphasis is given to the principles of biological adaptation and evolution, especially how they relate to the rise of the human species from lower orders. Also included are the basics of the (then) fairly new concept of relativity and its impact on eme...
Erewhon, or Over the Range is a novel by Samuel Butler, published anonymously in 1872. The title is also the name of a country, supposedly discovered by the protagonist. In the novel, it is not revealed in which part of the world Erewhon is, but it is clear that it is a fictional country. Butler meant the title to be read as the word Nowhere backwards, even though the letters “h” and “w” are transposed. It is likely that he did this to protect himself from accusations of being unpatriotic, although Erewhon is obviously a satire of Victorian society.
On Architecture is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Vitruvius and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augustus as a guide for building projects. The work is one of the most important sources of modern knowledge of Roman building methods as well as the planning and design of structures, both large (aqueducts, buildings, baths, harbours) and small (machines, measuring devices, instruments). He is also the prime source of the famous story of Archimedes and his bath-time discovery.
THE TEN B...
Three years after the events that took place in The Lost World, Professor Challenger urgently summons his fellow explorers (Professor Summerlee, Lord John Roxton, and reporter E.D. Malone) to a meeting. Oddly, he requires each to bring an oxygen cylinder with him.
What he soon informs them is that from astronomical data and just-received telegraphs of strange accidents on the other side of the world, he has deduced that the Earth is starting to move through a region of space containing something poisonous to humankind.
Shutting themselves tigh...
Chicago, May 4, 1886. In the Haymarket region of the city, a peaceful Labor Day demonstration suddenly turns into a riot. The police intervene to maintain peace, but they soon use violence to quell the mob and a bomb is thrown, resulting in death and injuries to scores of people. In the widely publicized trial that followed, eight anarchists were condemned to death or life imprisonment, convicted of conspiracy, though none of them had actually thrown the bomb.
A young Russian immigrant, Emma Goldman, had arrived just the previous year in the United States. She was deeply affected ...
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The Riverside Literature Series
THE WIT OF A DUCK
AND OTHER PAPERS
The Riverside Press Cambridge HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO
I. THE WIT OF A DUCK 5
II. AN ASTONISHED PORCUPINE 10
III. HUMAN TRAITS IN THE ANIMALS 14
IV. THE DOWNY WOODPECKER 22
V. A BARN DOOR OUTLOOK 27
VI. WILD LIFE IN WINTER 47
VII. BIRD LIFE IN WINTER 54
VIII. A BIRDS' ...
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1955 NEW ZEALAND
JUVENILE DELINQUENCY COMMITTEE
(Hon. R. M. Algie, Chairman)
Laid on the Table of the House of Representatives
BY AUTHORITY: R. E. OWEN, GOVERNMENT PRINTER, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND. 1955
By a resolution of the House dated the 28th day of September 1954 a Special Select Committee was appointed to consider and to report upon certain matters relating to moral delinquency. In particular, the Committee was instructed to study the recommendations contained in the report of the Mazengarb Co...
First Page:2 THE ENCLOSURES IN ENGLAND
STUDIES IN HISTORY, ECONOMICS AND PUBLIC LAW
EDITED BY THE FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCE OF COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Volume LXXX] [Number 2
Whole Number 186
THE ENCLOSURES IN ENGLAND AN ECONOMIC RECONSTRUCTION
BY HARRIETT BRADLEY, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics, Vassar College Sometime University Fellow in Economics
New York COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
LONGMANS, GREEN & CO., AGENTS LONDON: P.S. KING & SON, LTD. 1918
"It fareth with the earth as with ...
First Page:ONTARIO TEACHERS' MANUALS
AUTHORIZED BY THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION
TORONTO THE RYERSON PRESS
COPYRIGHT, CANADA, 1915, BY THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION FOR ONTARIO Second Printing, 1918 Third Printing, 1923 Fourth Printing, 1924
Transcriber's note: Minor typos have been corrected. Italics are indicated by subscripts ( ) and bold words are indicated by tildes (~).
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COURSE OF STUDY...
First Page:APIS MELLIFICA;
THE POISON OF THE HONEY BEE,
Considered as a Therapeutic Agent.
BY C. W. WOLF, M.D.,
Ex District Physician in Berlin.
PHILADELPHIA: PUBLISHED AND FOR SALE BY WILLIAM RADDE, 635 ARCH STREET. 1858.
Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note. Inco...