By: Elizabeth Keckley (1818-1907)
Behind the Scenes
This is the autobiography of Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave who bought her freedom with the money she earned as a seamstress. She eventually worked for Mary Lincoln. It is a fascinating book, filled with many recollections of her own life and her interactions with the Lincolns and other members of the government elite.
By: P. Austin Nuttall
|The Nuttall Encyclopædia Being a Concise and Comprehensive Dictionary of General Knowledge|
By: Johann Amos Comenius (1592-1670)
|The Orbis Pictus|
By: Leslie Stephen (1832-1904)
|The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I. A Judge of the High Court of Justice|
By: Kenelm Digby (1603-1665)
|The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened|
By: G. W. Septimus (George William Septimus) Piesse (1820-1882)
|The Art of Perfumery, and Methods of Obtaining the Odors of Plants|
By: Edward Payson Roe (1838-1888)
|Success with Small Fruits|
By: Ukawsaw Gronniosaw (c.1705-1775)
A Narrative of the Most Remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw
Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, also known as James Albert, (born ca. 1705 - 1775) was a freed slave and autobiographer. His autobiography is considered the first published by an African in Britain. Gronniosaw's autobiography was produced in Kidderminster in the late 1760s. Its full title is A Narrative of the Most remarkable Particulars in the Life of James Albert Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, an African Prince, As related by himself. It was the first Slave narrative in the English language. Published in Bath in 1772, it gives a vivid account of Gronniosaw's life, from his capture in Africa through slavery to a life of poverty in Colchester and Kidderminster...
By: Hubert E. (Hubert Edwin) Collins (1872-1932)
|Steam Turbines A Book of Instruction for the Adjustment and Operation of the Principal Types of this Class of Prime Movers|
By: S. A. Reilly
|Our Legal Heritage|
By: Charles Babbage (1792-1871)
|On the Economy of Machinery and Manufactures|
By: Franklin Beech
|The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student|
|The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics|
By: Christiaan Huygens (1629-1695)
Treatise on Light
Treatise on Light was published in 1690 and is probably the largest scientific volume on light published before Newton's Opticks. The book explains how light travels (i.e., that it has a certain velocity), and what happens when it hits a surface (refraction and reflection). A large portion of the book is devoted to the double refraction occurring in Iceland chrystal, and all drawn conclusions are proved geometrically. Christiaan Huygens (1629 - 1695) was a prominent physicist and astronomer. His main discoveries are the centrifugal force, collision laws for bodies and the argument that light consists of waves...
By: Hiram Bingham (1875-1956)
Prof. Hiram Bingham of Yale Makes the Greatest Archaeological Discovery of the Age by Locating and Excavating Ruins of Machu Picchu on a Peak in the Andes of Peru.There is nothing new under the sun, they say. That is only relatively true. Just now, when we thought there was practically no portion of the earth's surface still unknown, when the discovery of a single lake or mountain, or the charting of a remote strip of coast line was enough to give a man fame as an explorer, one member of the daredevil explorers' craft has "struck it rich...
By: Florence A. Merriam (1863-1948)
A-Birding on a Bronco
Florence Augusta Merriam Bailey (August 8, 1863 - September 22, 1948) was an American ornithologist and nature writer. She started observing bird behavior at a time when most bird study was based on collections and skins. By 1885, she began to write articles focusing on protecting birds. Her introduction of a birdwatching field guide, aimed at living birds, is considered the first in the tradition of modern bird guides. She wrote the first of these at the age of 26, initially as a series of notes in the Audubon Magazine and later as books. In "A-Birding on a Bronco," she writes an engaging memoir about her several trips to study birds on a ranch in California in the late 1800's.
By: Henry Drummond
The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Addresses
The spiritual classic The Greatest Thing In the World is a trenchant and tender analysis of Christian love as set forth in the thirteenth chapter of I Corinthians. The other addresses speak to other aspects of Christian life and thought.
By: Derek J. de Solla (Derek John de Solla) Price (1922-1983)
|On the Origin of Clockwork, Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass|
By: Marguerite Stockman Dickson
Vocational Guidance for Girls
VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE FOR GIRLSBy MARGUERITE STOCKMAN DICKSONA FOREWORDFortunate are we to have from the pen of Mrs. Dickson a book on the vocational guidance of girls. Mrs. Dickson has the all-round life experiences which give her the kind of training needed for a broad and sympathetic approach to the delicate, intricate, and complex problems of woman's life in the swiftly changing social and industrial world. Mrs. Dickson was a teacher for seven years in the grades in the city of New York. She then became the partner of a superintendent of schools in the business of making a home...
By: M. G. (Maurice Grenville) Kains (1868-1946)
|Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation Harvesting Curing and Uses|
By: George Herbert Betts (1868-1934)
|The Mind and Its Education|
|New Ideals in Rural Schools|
By: David Starr Jordan (1851-1931)
The words in this essay on positive thought sing like those in Whitman's "Leaves of Grass." The author praises joyous living and recommends certain routes to its attainment. He explores schooling (public secondary and the university), travel, and the study of nature as ways to stay buoyant during life's trials. He also praises the power of the arts (literature, music, painting, sculpture) to keep spirits soaring.
By: John H. White (1933-)
|The 'Pioneer': Light Passenger Locomotive of 1851 United States Bulletin 240, Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology, paper 42, 1964|
|Introduction of the Locomotive Safety Truck Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology: Paper 24|
By: Mabel Osgood Wright (1859-1934)
|The Garden, You, and I|
By: Henry H. Saylor (1880-)
|Making a Fireplace|
By: Interborough Rapid Transit Company
|The New York Subway Its Construction and Equipment|
By: John Mead Gould (1839-1930)
|How to Camp Out|
By: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)
The Compleat Angler
The Compleat Angler is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Walton did not profess to be an expert with the fly, but in the use of the live worm, the grasshopper and the frog "Piscator" could speak as a master. There were originally only two interlocutors in the opening scene, "Piscator" and "Viator"; but in the second edition, as if in answer to an objection that "Piscator" had it too much in his own way in praise of angling, he introduced the falconer, "Auceps," changed "Viator" into "Venator" and made the new companions each dilate on the joys of his favourite sport.
|The Complete Angler 1653|