American Bee Journal, Vol. VI. No. 5, Nov 1870
The American Bee Journal is the “oldest bee paper in America established in 1861 devoted to scientific bee-culture and the production and sale of pure honey. Published every Wednesday, by Thomas G. Newman, Editor and Proprietor” In this issue are included articles on wintering bees, foulbrood, introducing queens, hives, and reports from Vermont, New York, Illinois, and Massachusetts, among other topics and correspondence. - Summary by Larry Wilson
American Bee Journal, Vol. VI. No. 3, Sept 1870
The American Bee Journal is the “oldest bee paper in America established in 1861 devoted to scientific bee-culture and the production and sale of pure honey. Published every Wednesday, by Thomas G. Newman, Editor and Proprietor” In this issues are topics from Management of Bees in Winter to Artificial Queens, and a special tribute to James T. Langstroth. - Summary by Larry Wilson
A Book of Natural History
YOUNG FOLKS' LIBRARYA BOOK OF NATURAL HISTORYTHE WONDER OF LIFE, BY PROFESSOR, T. H. HUXLEY. Every one has seen a cornfield. If you pluck up one of the innumerable wheat plants which are fixed in the soil of the field, about harvest time, you will find that it consists of a stem which ends in a root at one end and an ear at the other, and that blades or leaves are attached to the sides of the stem. The ear contains a multitude of oval grains which are the seeds of the wheat plant. You know that when these seeds are cleared from the husk or bran in which they are enveloped, they are ground into fine powder in mills, and that this powder is the flour of which bread is made...
Young Folks' Library
Young Folks' Library, Selections from the Choicest LiteratureTHE MARVELS OF NATURE BY EDWARD S. HOLDEN, M.A., Sc.D. LL.D. The Earth, the Sea, the Sky, and their wonders--these are the themes of this volume. The volume is so small, and the theme so vast! Men have lived on the earth for hundreds of the sands of years; and its wonders have increased, not diminished, with their experience. To our barbarous ancestors of centuries ago, all was mystery--the thunder, the rainbow, the growing corn, the ocean, the stars...
Bomb: The 1945 Test of the First Atomic Bomb
These two publications put out by the U.S. government are about the Trinity site in New Mexico where in 1945 the first atomic bomb was tested. Each publication complements the other, though there is some duplication. These are descriptions of the test itself and of the planning and organization leading up to the test. They also tell what was done with the site after the test and how it became a national historic landmark. - Summary by david wales
Volcanoes and Vulcanology (1885-1917)
This is a collection of short scientific articles on the study of volcanoes and related seismic activity published in Knowledge, A Monthly Record of Science between 1884-1917 - Summary by J. M. Smallheer
Rural Magazine and Literary Evening Fire-Side Vol 1 No 1
This is the first issue of a monthly agricultural magazine for the year 1820. From the introduction: "A leading object of the Rural Magazine will be to furnish correct views of the science of Agriculture, and the various improvements which are daily made or suggested in it. For this purpose the best and most recent European works on the subject will be consulted, and selections made from the American newspapers that are devoted or friendly to the cause. The best information on the subject will thus be condensed in a form less unwieldy than a newspaper, and more popular than in scientific books...
American Bee Journal. Vol. XVII, No. 12, Mar. 23, 1881
The American Bee Journal is the “oldest bee paper in America established in 1861 devoted to scientific bee-culture and the production and sale of pure honey. .Published every Wednesday, by Thomas G. Newman, Editor and Proprietor” In this volume are short articles and correspondence on a variety of topics from Royal Jelly to the Honey and Beeswax Market. - Summary by Larry Wilson
Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240 Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology Papers 34-44 on Science and Technology
Part of the scholarly and scientific publications of the United States National Museum series: United States National Museum Bulletin.In these series, the Museum publishes original articles and monographs dealing with the collections and work of its constituent museums— The Museum of Natural History and the Museum of History and Technology. These are gathered in volumes, octavo in size, with the publication date of each paper recorded in the table of contents of the volume. Since 1959, shorter papers relating to the collections and research of that Museum have been gathered in Bulletins titled “Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology,”...
By: Velley Lester (1871-1926)
Mob Violence and the American Negro: My Experience in the Sunny South
According to the author of the Preface, "Mr. Lester is also zealous to bring about a better relation and a better understanding between the white and black races. His denunciation against mob violence is bitter, but pleads for just treatment and a fair deal in court and equal protection from the authorities of the law."
By: Vernon Kellogg (1867-1937)
These 13 essays explore the fascinating world of insects all around us. Vernon Kellogg, an eminent entomologist and natural story teller, and his little friend Mary, start by collecting Tarantula Holes and proceed to observe spiders, ant lions, ants, wasps and many other tiny creatures in their daily life. Each creature has a wonderful story and it is told most entertainingly.
By: Victor A. Endersby (1891-1988)
By: Victor Appleton
Tom Swift and the Electronic Hydrolung
The US Government is very smartly letting Tom Swift Jr. handle the recovery of its probe to Jupiter. But a mystery missile suddenly intercepts the probe and splashes it in the South Atlantic.Faced with a huge search task to find the probe on the ocean bottom, Tom soon realizes that the same shadowy group that attacked the probe is competing to find it, and no holds are barred: kidnap, coercion, and lethal force are all in play.Under such circumstances, what can Tom do? What he does every time, of course! He invents some utterly cool device to get the job done! And his Electronic Hydrolung is just the beginning!
|Tom Swift and His Submarine Boat, or, under the Ocean for Sunken Treasure|
Tom Swift and His Sky Racer
A $10,000 prize lures Tom into competing at a local aviation meet at Eagle Park. Tom is determined to build the fastest plane around, but his plans mysteriously disappear, which means Tom must redesign his new airplane from the beginning.
By: Victor Gollancz (1893-1967)
|The School and the World|
By: Victor MacClure (1887-1963)
|She Stands Accused|
By: W. (William) Houghton (1828-1895)
|Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children|
By: W. D. Bayliss
|Prisoners Their Own Warders A Record of the Convict Prison at Singapore in the Straits Settlements Established 1825|
By: W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study
In November, 1897, I submitted to the American Academy of Political and Social Science a plan for the study of Negro problems. This work is an essay along the lines there laid down, and is thus part of larger design of observation and research into the history and social conditions of the transplanted Africans. W.E.B. Du Bois At the end of this work are appendices, mainly additional statistics and not included here--the most noteworthy of them being Appendix B, a list of legislation regarding the Philadelphia Negro during this period.
By: W. G. (William George) Waters (1844-1928)
|Jerome Cardan A Biographical Study|
By: W. Grant Hague (1868-)
|The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 2 A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies|
|The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.) A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies|
|The Eugenic Marriage, Volume IV. (of IV.) A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies|
|The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 A Personal Guide to the New Science of Better Living and Better Babies|
By: W. H. (William Henry) Rhodes (1822-1876)
|The Case of Summerfield|
By: W. H. (William Henry) Smyth (1788-1865)
|The Sailor's Word-Book An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, including Some More Especially Military and Scientific, but Useful to Seamen; as well as Archaisms of Early Voyagers, etc.|
By: W. Hamilton Gibson (1850-1896)
|My Studio Neighbors|
By: W. J. (William James) Dawson (1854-1928)
|The Quest of the Simple Life|
By: W. Mattieu Williams (1820-1892)
The Chemistry of Cookery
This book, written in the late 1800s, is a book of chemistry that explains the whys and hows of cooking to trained chefs and laymen alike. The book deals with some compounds of common foodstuffs, like albumen or gluten, and illustrates what happens from a chemist's point of view during certain types of food preparation like roasting, frying, or stewing. A part of the chapters also details adulterations of food - thankfully since outlawed - and how to detect them in the finished product.
Science in Short Chapters
This is a collection of articles written by W. Mattieu Williams on different subjects, that in his opinion "are likely to be interesting to all readers who are sufficiently intelligent to prefer sober fact to sensational fiction, but who, at the same time, do not profess to be scientific specialists." This book offers and intriguing glimpse into the scientific ideas of late 19th century. Though nowadays these essays should not be seen as wholly scientifically accurate, they are still entertaining and in many basic aspects remain truthful. - Summary by Kikisaulite
By: W. P. (William Platt) Ball
|Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited? An Examination of the View Held by Spencer and Darwin|
By: W. R. (William Robert) Roe
|Anecdotes & Incidents of the Deaf and Dumb|
By: W. Stanley
|Instruction for Using a Slide Rule|
By: W. Watson
|Cactus Culture for Amateurs Being Descriptions of the Various Cactuses Grown in This Country, With Full and Practical Instructions for Their Successful Cultivation|
By: W.G. Aitchison Robertson (d. 1946)
Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
A 1922 source-book for British criminal pathologists, this will be of particular interest to fans of popular police forensics television shows, films, and murder mysteries.
By: Wallace West (1900-1980)
|The End of Time|
By: Walter A. Wyckoff (1865-1908)
Workers - An Experiment in Reality: The East
A young scholar, recently graduated from Princeton College, travels across the United States as a member of the working class, taking any job he could find, enduring hardships and struggling to make a living. He travelled mainly on foot, designing for himself a social experiment on experiencing different class and culture structures and the reality of working conditions at the end of the 19th century. This volume covers the Eastern part of the United States. - Summary by Phyllis Vincelli The second volume The Workers - An Experiment in Reality - the West covers the Western part of the United States.
Workers - An Experiment in Reality: The West
A young scholar, recently graduated from Princeton College, travels across the United States as a member of the working class, taking any job he could find, enduring hardships and struggling to make a living. He travelled mainly on foot, designing for himself a social experiment on experiencing different class and culture structures and the reality of working conditions at the end of the 19th century. This volume continues the story that began in the first volume , and spans the region from Illinois to California - Summary by Phyllis Vincelli
By: Walter Bagehot (1826-1877)
|Physics and Politics, or, Thoughts on the application of the principles of "natural selection" and "inheritance" to political society|
By: Walter J. Sheldon (1917-)
|Two Plus Two Makes Crazy|
|This is Klon Calling|
By: Walter L. (Walter Lytle) Pyle (1871-1921)
|Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine|
By: Walter Libby (1867-1955?)
Introduction to the History of Science
A highly accessible introductory history of the development of scientific thought, method, and application from the first practical concepts of time and space to the development of the first successful heavier-than-air flying machine and the discovery of radioactivity . - Summary by Steven Seitel
By: Walter M. Miller (1923-1996)
|Death of a Spaceman|
By: Walter P. (Walter Penn) Taylor (1888-1972)
|Life History of the Kangaroo Rat|
By: Walter S. Tevis (1928-1984)
|The Big Bounce|
By: Walter Stitt Robinson
|Mother Earth Land Grants in Virginia 1607-1699|
By: Walter W. Bryant (1865-1923)
This biography of Johannes Kepler begins with an account of what the world of astronomy was like before his time, then proceeds to a look at his early years. Two chapters deal with his working relationship with Tycho Brahe. These are followed by a look at Kepler's laws and his last years.
History of Astronomy
In this book, Walter W. Bryant traces the history of astronomy through the ages. We start at the very beginning, where astronomy was an occupation of priests, move with the help of the Arabs through the middle ages to the discovery of the heliocentric system by Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo. A discussion of Newton and his laws follows as well as a description of the biographies and works of successors like Halley, Herschel, and Bessel. The second half of the book deals with recent discoveries with respect to our solar system and the comets, meteors, and stars beyond.
By: Walter Woelber Dalquest (1917-2000)
|A New Doglike Carnivore, Genus Cynarctus, From the Clarendonian, Pliocene, of Texas|
By: Ward McAllister (1827-1895)
Society as I Have Found It
Mark Twain illustrator Dan Beard recalled discussing McAllister’s book with Twain. “It was before Webster & Company failed that Ward McAllister’s book appeared, and when he sauntered into my studio one day, I said: ‘Mr. Clemens, have you read Ward McAllister’s book?’ ‘Yes; have you?’ he replied. ‘Indeed, I have. I have read it through several times, and intend to read it again. It is one of the most humorous books I ever read.’ ‘That’s so,’ said Mark, ‘that’s so...
By: Ward Moore (1903-1978)
Greener Than You Think
Do remember reading a panic-mongering news story a while back about genetically engineered “Frankengrass” “escaping” from the golf course where it had been planted? That news story was foreshadowed decades previously in the form of prophetic fiction wherein a pushy salesman, a cash-strapped scientist, and a clump of crabgrass accidentally merge forces with apocalyptic consequences. A triple-genre combo of science fiction, horror, and satire, Greener Than You Think is a forgotten classic that resonates beautifully with modern times. This is a faithful reading of a 1947 first edition text.
By: Warner Van Lorne
Wanted – 7 Fearless Engineers!
A great civilization’s fate lay in Dick Barrow’s hands as he led his courageous fellow engineers into a strange and unknown land. None of them knew what lay ahead–what dangers awaited them–or what rewards. But they did not hesitate because the first question asked them had been: “Are you a brave man?”
By: Warren H. (Warren Hugh) Wilson (1867-1937)
|The Evolution of the Country Community A Study in Religious Sociology|
By: Washington Irving (1783-1859)
The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book famous - other tales include "Roscoe", "The Broken Heart", "The Art of Book-making", "A Royal Poet", "The Spectre Bridegroom", "Westminster Abbey", "Little Britain", and "John Bull". His stories were highly influenced by German folktales, with "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" being inspired by a folktale recorded by Karl Musaus. Stories range from the maudlin (such as "The Wife" and...
By: Wesley Barefoot
|The Cuckoo Clock|
By: Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company
Silent Sentinels: Protective Relays for A-C and D-C Systems
Possibly the first book concerning the protective relays and schemes used in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. While the technology has changed over the last century, incredibly much of the fundamental theory remains the same. - Summary by Rick Jay