By: Benedictus de Spinoza (1632-1677)
|Theologico-Political Treatise — Part 4|
|Theologico-Political Treatise — Part 2|
|Theologico-Political Treatise — Part 3|
By: Charles McRae
Fathers of Biology
An account given of the lives of five great naturalists (Hippocrates, Aristotle, Galen, Vesalius and Harvey) will not be found devoid of interest. The work of each one of them marked a definite advance in the science of Biology. There is often among students of anatomy and physiology a tendency to imagine that the facts with which they are now being made familiar have all been established by recent observation and experiment. But even the slight knowledge of the history of Biology, which may be obtained from a perusal of this little book, will show that, so far from such being the case, this branch of science is of venerable antiquity...
By: Jane Addams (1860-1935)
Twenty Years at Hull-House
Jane Addams was the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In a long, complex career, she was a pioneer settlement worker and founder of Hull-House in Chicago, public philosopher (the first American woman in that role), author, and leader in woman suffrage and world peace. She was the most prominent woman of the Progressive Era and helped turn the nation to issues of concern to mothers, such as the needs of children, public health and world peace. She emphasized that women have a special responsibility to clean up their communities and make them better places to live, arguing they needed the vote to be effective...
By: Russel Doubleday (1872-1949)
Stories of Inventors
Doubleday chronicles the history of everyday inventions that form the foundation of technology now common through the world. While some of the inventions are no longer used, each example shows how inventors contributed to technology through perseverance, inspiration and clever observations. In each chapter, he gives a clear, understandable background of the technology.Many of the now outdated inventions may have inspired later inventions by meeting emerging demands. For example, Edison's filament bulb is now being phased out by more efficient CFL's, but Edison's contribution to indoor lighting likewise removed the need for inefficient gas-burning lamps...
By: Elisha Gray (1835-1901)
Nature's Miracles: Familiar Talks on Science
Elisha Gray (August 2, 1835 – January 21, 1901) was an American electrical engineer who co-founded the Western Electric Manufacturing Company. Gray is best known for his development of a telephone prototype in 1876 in Highland Park, Illinois and is considered by some writers to be the true inventor of the variable resistance telephone, despite losing out to Alexander Graham Bell for the telephone patent.
By: Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)
|Evidence as to Man's Place in Nature|
|Evolution of Theology: an Anthropological Study|
|On Some Fossil Remains of Man|
|On the Relations of Man to the Lower Animals|
|William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood|
|Lectures on Evolution|
|The Interpreters of Genesis and the Interpreters of Nature|
|The Lights of the Church and the Light of Science|
|On the Method of Zadig|
|The Darwinian Hypothesis|
|Lectures and Essays|
|Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews|
|The Rise and Progress of Palaeontology|
|Criticism on "The origin of species"|
|Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 1|
|Note on the Resemblances and Differences in the Structure and the Development of the Brain in Man and Apes|
|On the Study of Zoology|
|Lectures and Essays|
Darwiniana : Essays — Volume 02
MANUAL OF SURGERY, OXFORD MEDICAL PUBLICATIONSBY ALEXIS THOMSON, F.R.C.S.Ed.PREFACE TO SIXTH EDITION Much has happened since this Manual was last revised, and many surgical lessons have been learned in the hard school of war. Some may yet have to be unlearned, and others have but little bearing on the problems presented to the civilian surgeon. Save in its broadest principles, the surgery of warfare is a thing apart from the general surgery of civil life, and the exhaustive literature now available on every aspect of it makes it unnecessary that it should receive detailed consideration in a manual for students...
|On the Reception of the 'Origin of Species'|
|Geological Contemporaneity and Persistent Types of Life|
|Time and Life|
|Mr.Gladstone and Genesis|
|Conditions of Existence as Affecting the Perpetuation of Living Beings|
|Coral and Coral Reefs|
|The Present Condition of Organic Nature|
|Origin of Species|
|On the Advisableness of Improving Natural Knowledge|
|Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley — Volume 2|
|The Perpetuation of Living Beings; hereditary transmission and variation|
|On the Origin of Species: or, the Causes of the Phenomena of Organic Nature|
|The Past Condition of Organic Nature|
|Method By Which the Causes of the Present and Past Conditions of Organic Nature Are to Be Discovered — the Origination of Living Beings|
By: Peter C. Welsh
|Woodworking Tools 1600-1900|
By: Woods Hutchinson (1862-1930)
A Handbook of Health
The Woods Hutchinson Health Series, A HANDBOOK OF HEALTHBy Woods Hutchinson, A. M., M. D. PREFACE Looking upon the human body from the physical point of view as the most perfect, most ingeniously economical, and most beautiful of living machines, the author has attempted to write a little handbook of practical instruction for the running of it. And seeing that, like other machines, it derives the whole of its energy from its fuel, the subject of foods--their properties, uses, and methods of preparation--has been gone into with unusual care...
The Child's Day
The Child's Day, The Woods Hutchinson Health SeriesBy Woods Hutchinson, A.M., M.D. FOREWORD If youth only knew, if old age only could! lamented the philosopher. What is the use, say some, of putting ideas about disease into children's heads and making them fussy about their health and anxious before their time? Precisely because ideas about disease are far less hurtful than disease itself, and because the period for richest returns from sensible living is childhood--and the earlier the better. It is abundantly worth while to teach a child how to protect his health and build up his strength; too many of us only begin to take thought of our health when it is too late to do us much good...
By: Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)
|Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers|
By: Robert W. Chambers (1865-1933)
|In Search of the Unknown|
|The Gay Rebellion|
By: Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912)
The Journals of Robert Falcon Scott
Capt. Robert F. Scott's bid to be the leader of the first expedition to reach the South Pole is one of the most famous journeys of all time. What started as a scientific expedition turned out to be an unwilling race against a team lead by R. Admunsen to reach the Pole. The Norwegian flag already stood at the end of the trail when Scott's party reached their target. All the five men of the Scott expedition who took part in the last march to the Pole perished on their way back to safety. Robert F. Scott kept a journal throughout the journey, all the way to the tragic end, documenting all aspects of the expedition...
By: Boy Scouts of America
|Boy Scouts Handbook The First Edition, 1911|
By: Robert F. Young (1915-1986)
|The Servant Problem|
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: Oliver Lodge (1851-1940)
Pioneers of Science
This book takes its origin in a course of lectures on the history and progress of Astronomy arranged for Sir Oliver Lodge in the year 1887. The first part of this book is devoted to the biographies and discoveries of well known astronomers like Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, Galileo and Newton. In the second part, the biographies take a back seat, while scientific discoveries are discussed more extensively, like the discovery of Asteroids and Neptune, a treatise on the tides and others.
By: Olive Schreiner (1855-1920)
|Woman and Labour|
By: Hamilton Wright Mabie (1846-1916)
Essays on Work and Culture
The author investigates the world of work against a backdrop of culture. Each of the 25 essays focuses on one aspect of the topic. For example, the first essay, "Tool or Man?" looks at two views of man. One is that of strength as the provider of security. The other is that of aesthete, as an enthusiast of the arts or academics or religion. In our culture, provider of security is the winner every time. Man as a source of multiple talents cannot be allowed. As the author frames the argument, "Specialisation has been carried so far that it has become an organised tyranny...
By: Friedrich Engels (1820-1895)
Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844
This is Engels' first book (since considered a classic account of England's working class in the industrial age), which argues that workers paid a heavy price for the industrial revolution that swept the country. Engels wrote the piece while staying in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, based on th bohis observations and several contemporary reports conducted over the period.
By: David Eugene Smith (1860-1944)
|The Hindu-Arabic Numerals|