By: Katharine Carl (1865-1938)
With the Empress Dowager of China
Through the eyes of an artist, With the Empress Dowager of China provides a glimpse of life in the Chinese Imperial Court, unseen by any other Westerner. In 1903, Katharine Carl, an American artist, was invited to paint a portrait of Cixi, the Empress Dowager of China, for display at the 1904 Exhibition at St Louis, USA. For nine months from the 5th of August 1903 when the painting was begun, Miss Carl lived within the Chinese Imperial Court, residing at the Summer Palace, Winter Palace and Sea Palace...
By: Katharine Elizabeth Dopp (1863-1944)
Katharine E. Dopp was well-known as a teacher and writer of children’s textbooks at the turn of the 20th Century. She was among the first educators to encourage the incorporation of physical and practical activity into the elementary school curriculum at a time when such activities were becoming less commonplace in a child’s home environment. The Tree-Dwellers – The Age of Fear is the first in a series of elementary school texts written by Ms. Dopp that focus on the anthropological development of early human groups...
By: Katherine MacLean (1925-)
|The Man Who Staked the Stars|
By: Keith Laumer (1925-1993)
Gambler's World & The Yillian Way
Here are two stores starring the always unconventional Terrestrial Diplomat, Retief. As a diplomat, Retief does not always follow procedure. Well the truth is that he almost never follows procedure but somehow his wit and strength manage to salvage most situations from the bumbling of his superiors. His sardonic approach to inter galactic negotiations in these two stories is a delight to hear. Despite everything, he manages to save the day and come out on top.
|The Yillian Way|
By: Keith R. Kelson
|The Subspecies of the Mexican Red-bellied Squirrel, Sciurus aureogaster|
|A New Subspecies of Microtus montanus from Montana and Comments on Microtus canicaudus Miller|
By: Kellogg Durland (1881-1911)
Red Reign: The True Story of an Adventurous Year in Russia
Kellogg Durland spent a year in Russia as a journalist in 1906, during a seminal period in Russian history. This is a highly interesting read, knowing as we do what fell out for Russia in the next decade. The Russian Revolution did not appear from nowhere in 1917. Durland's account shows the rumblings that existed before the explosion.
By: Kenelm Winslow (1863-)
|The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)|
By: Kenneth Harmon
By: Kevin Scott
By: Kris Neville (1925-1980)
|General Max Shorter|
|New Apples in the Garden|
By: Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)
2 B R 0 2 B
In this chilling short-story by a master of the craft, Kurt Vonnegut creates a fictional world of the future where life and death are no longer matters of individual choice or destiny. The title refers to the famous quote from Hamlet, “To be or not to be....” with “0” being pronounced as “naught.” It also refers to the eternal dilemma of life and death that face every human being at some point in their lives. Written in 1962 it is set in some unspecified time in the future, when earth has become a Utopia...
|The Big Trip Up Yonder|
By: L. (Lassa) Oppenheim (1858-1919)
|The Panama Canal Conflict between Great Britain and the United States of America A Study|
By: L. A. Abbott (1813-??)
Seven Wives and Seven Prisons
This work the author claims is indeed a true story of how he happened to be married seven times to seven different women and the rollicking, hilarious events that led (or stumbled) to the marriages and the ah–disassembling/failing/failures of each said marriage which happened oftentimes to land him in prison. The summarist finds the work a very tongue-in-cheek diatribe/lament/account of his obsessive zeal in ‘marrying the right one’, but is also the mirthful chronicle of said author’s very unconventional adventures.
By: L. L. Langstroth (1810-1895)
Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee
Langstroth revolutionized the beekeeping industry by using bee space in his top opened hive. In the summer of 1851 he found that, by leaving an even, approximately bee-sized space between the top of the frames holding the honeycomb and the flat coverboard lying above, he was able to quite easily remove the latter, which was normally well cemented to the frames with propolis making separation hard to achieve. Later he had the idea to use this discovery to make the frames themselves easily removable...
By: L. Major Reynolds
|Such Blooming Talk|
By: L. O. (Leland Ossian) Howard (1857-1950)
|The House Fly and How to Suppress It U. S. Department of Agriculture Farmers' Bulletin No. 1408|
By: L. Taylor (Lucile Taylor) Hansen (1897-1976)
|The Undersea Tube|
By: Lane Cooper
|Louis Agassiz as a Teacher; illustrative extracts on his method of instruction|
By: Larry T. Shaw (1924-1985)
|Stairway to the Stars|
By: Laurence M. Janifer (1933-2002)
|Lost in Translation|
|The Man Who Played to Lose|
|Charley de Milo|
By: Leander S. Keyser (1856-1937)
|Birds of the Rockies|
|Our Bird Comrades|
By: Lee Archer
|Lease to Doomsday|
By: Lee Tarbell
|Valley of the Croen|
By: Leigh Brackett (1915-1978)
Black Amazon of Mars
Carrying out the last wishes of a comrade, mercenary Eric John Stark takes on the task of returning a stolen talisman to a walled city near the Martian pole; a city that guards the mysterious Gates of Death. Now all he has to do is get past the brutal clans of Mekh and the shadowy Lord Ciaran to get to Kushat where they’ll probably attempt to kill him. All while he tries to hold on to a talisman that imprints ancient memories of the Gates in his mind. That’s not easy for a human raised by Mercurian aborigines...
By: Leigh Douglass Brackett (1915-1978)
|A World is Born|
By: Leigh Richmond (1911-1996)
|Prologue to an Analogue|
By: Lena K. (Lena Kellogg) Sadler (1875-)
|The Mother and Her Child|
By: Lenore Elizabeth Mulets (1873-?)
Stories of Birds
This volume contains stories, poems, myths, and facts about lots of different birds, intended for teaching children. It is divided into nine parts, each covering a different type of bird.
By: Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
|On the Significance of Science and Art|
By: Leon Luther Pray (1882-)
By: Leonardo da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
The Notebooks of Leonardo Da VinciPREFACEA singular fatality has ruled the destiny of nearly all the most famous of Leonardo da Vinci's works. Two of the three most important were never completed, obstacles having arisen during his life-time, which obliged him to leave them unfinished; namely the Sforza Monument and the Wall-painting of the Battle of Anghiari, while the third--the picture of the Last Supper at Milan--has suffered irremediable injury from decay and the repeated restorations to which it was recklessly subjected during the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries...
By: Les Collins
|Question of Comfort|
By: Leslie J. Newville
|Development of the Phonograph at Alexander Graham Bell's Volta Laboratory|
By: Leslie Stephen (1832-1904)
|Social Rights and Duties, Volume I (of 2) Addresses to Ethical Societies|
By: Lester Del Rey (1915-1993)
Badge of Infamy
Shifting between Earth and Mars, Badge of Infamy focuses on the gripping tale of a former doctor who becomes a pariah due to being temporarily governed by emotion and compassion, rather than complying with the highly regarded rules established by the Medical Lobby. Furthermore, the novel covers numerous topics including justice, brutality, betrayal, ethics, political control, and lobbying. Set in the year 2100, the novel begins with the introduction of its protagonist, Daniel Feldman, an ethical man, who makes the terrible mistake of going against the fixed medical protocol and performing surgery to save the life of a friend...
By: Lester del Rey
Lester del Rey (1915 – 1993) was a Golden Age science fiction author and editor closely connected to John W. Campbell Jr. and Astounding Science Fiction magazine. He also founded Del Rey Books, a popular publishing label he edited with his wife Judy-Lynn. Victory is the story of an undefended Earth in a warring galaxy. It appeared in the August 1955 issue of Astounding Science Fiction.
By: Lester Del Rey (1915-1993)
By: Lester del Rey (1915-1993)
Police Your Planet
Bruce Gordon looked at his ticket, grimaced at the ONE WAY stamped on it, then tore it into bits and let the pieces scatter over the floor. He counted them as they fell; thirty pieces in all, one for each year of his life. Little ones for the two years he'd wasted as a cop. Shreds for the four years as a kid in the ring before that--he'd never made the top. Bigger bits for two years also wasted in trying his hand at professional gambling; and the six final pieces that spelled his rise from special reporter helping out with a police shake-up coverage, through a regular leg-man turning up rackets, and on up like a meteor until...
By: Lester S. (Lester Snow) King (1908)
|Medical Investigation in Seventeenth Century England Papers Read at a Clark Library Seminar, October 14, 1967|
By: Levi L. (Levi Leonard) Conant (1857-1916)
|The Number Concept Its Origin and Development|
By: Lewis Carroll
A Tangled Tale
Lewis Carroll (1832-1896) is famous for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is less widely known that he worked as a lecturer for mathematics at Christ Church college, Oxford for 27 years. A tangled tale merges his two talents as storyteller and mathematician. It consists of ten short humorous stories which present one or more mathematical problems. The ten knots as they are called, were first published in The Monthly Packet magazine between April 1880 and March 1885, where readers were invited to solve the problems, and the solution was discussed in a later issue.
By: Lewis Terman (1877-1956)
Genetic Studies of Genius, Volume 1: Mental and Physical Traits of a Thousand Gifted Children
It should go without saying that a nation's resources of intellectual talent are among the most precious it will ever have. The study of the lives of gifted children initiated by Professor Lewis M. Terman, began in 1921, and has become the longest running longitudinal study in the field of psychology. Published over 5 volumes, the study is of historical significance to the field of educational science as well as psychology, for providing an insight into the nature of intelligence and achievement, but also challenging stereotypes of the personality of the gifted...
Measurement of Intelligence
An explanation of and a completed guide for the use of the Stanford revision and the Simon Binford intelligence test - Summary by the soloist
By: Lewis Webb Hill (1889-1968)
|The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes|
By: Library of Congress
|Library of Congress Workshop on Etexts|
By: Lilian Bell (1867-1929)
|From a Girl's Point of View|