By: H. G. Wells (1866-1946)
The Time Machine
A science fiction novel first published in 1895, The Time Machine was the first depiction of time travel, and the reason Wells consequently coined the term “time machine” which is now universally recognized. Furthermore it is considered to be one of the precursors to the science fiction genre and the Dying Earth subgenre. An undeniable classic, the novel offers a gripping plot, speculation, and an innovative portrayal of man’s hopes, fears, and human nature in general. The tale opens with the introduction of an English scientist and inventor, simply referred to as the Time Traveler, who hosts a dinner party for a number of guests...
The First Men in the Moon
Written nearly seven decades before Neil Armstrong's historic “Giant leap for Mankind” this book by one of the most influential sci-fi writers in English is an interesting read. The First Men in the Moon by Herbert George Wells, the English author who is today called the Father of Science Fiction, describes a strange and fantastic voyage. Businessman and budding playwright, John Bedford takes a sabbatical from his work and decides to write a play. He moves to a lonely cottage in Kent where he hopes to come up with a theatrical masterpiece...
The Sleeper Awakes
Originally serialized from 1898 to 1903, Wells later made some crucial changes to the piece to create a flawless dystopian science fiction novel published in 1910 and renamed The Sleeper Awakes. The novel focuses on an Englishman, who falls in a deep sleep lasting two centuries, and sees him wake up in an unrecognizable setting and extremely wealthy. An enthralling tale of dystopian society depicted through a colorful imagination, The Sleeper Awakes concentrates on topics including dystopia, political power, religion, plutocracy, and individual and social awakening...
The Food of the Gods and How it Came to Earth
Two stuffy English scientists, always looking to further their scientific knowledge, create a substance called Herakleophorbia, which in its fourth incarnation – known as Herakleophorbia IV – has the special ability of making things increase greatly in size. As the scientists begin experimentation on some chicks, the substance is misused by some “country folk” who don’t take it seriously and soon Herakleophorbia IV is running rampant throughout England and then across the globe, creating giant plants and animals that wreak havoc on the land and then the people...
A Story of the Stone Age
This story is of a time beyond the memory of man, before the beginning of history. . .
Wells considered this book one of his most important, a natural follow-up to such works as his Man of the Year Million and The Time Machine. His goal was to get people to think and act in new ways. The book starts with a look at how humans get along socially and how they carry out their business ventures. It then discusses how these elements influence others, such as politics, the world of work, and education. H. G. tried to make clear how the current social order was disintegrating without preparing another to take its place. He then traced the roots of democracy, which in its present state he saw as unworkable. Instead, he proposed a new republic. He also critiqued modern warfare.
|When the Sleeper Wakes|
|The Door in the Wall and Other Stories|
|Text Book of Biology, Vertebrata|
|Mankind in the Making|
By: H. Gordon Montague
|Two New Pocket Gophers from Wyoming and Colorado|
By: H. L. (Harry Luman) Russell (1866-1954)
|Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition A Concise Manual for the Use of Students in Dairying|
By: H. Thompson (Harold Thompson) Rich (1893-1974)
|Spawn of the Comet|
By: H. W. (Harland William) Long (1869-)
|Sane Sex Life and Sane Sex Living Some Things That All Sane People Ought to Know About Sex Nature and Sex Functioning; Its Place in the Economy of Life, Its Proper Training and Righteous Exercise|
By: H.A. Lorentz
|The Einstein Theory of Relativity|
By: Hal K. Wells (1900-)
|The Cavern of the Shining Ones|
|Devil Crystals of Arret|
|Zehru of Xollar|
By: Halliday G. Sutherland (1882-1960)
|Birth Control A Statement of Christian Doctrine against the Neo-Malthusians|
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: Hans Gross (1847-1915)
Criminal Investigation: a Practical Handbook for Magistrates, Police Officers and Lawyers, Volume 1
Reputedly inspired by the Sherlock Holmes stories, Austrian criminal jurist and examining magistrate Hans Gross wrote the first handbook on criminal investigation. This treatise covers everything from the qualities of a good investigating officer and how to utilize various experts, to tactics employed by criminals, how to analyze footprints and blood stains, and ways that criminals perpetrate crimes. Some of the remarks relate directly to India, such as disguising one's caste.Volume 1 (of 3) consists of Part 1 of the 4 parts in the work.
By: Hans Gustav Adolf Gross (1847-1915)
|Criminal Psychology; a manual for judges, practitioners, and students|
By: Harl Vincent (1893-1968)
|Wanderer of Infinity|
|The Copper-Clad World|
|Creatures of Vibration|
By: Harold L. Goodwin (1914-1990)
Rip Foster Rides the Gray Planet
"Foster, Lieutenant, R. I. P.," blared the voice horn, and five minutes later Rip Foster was off into space on an assignment more exciting than any he had ever imagined. He could hardly believe his ears. Could a green young Planeteer, just through his training, possibly carry out orders like these? Sunny space, what a trick it would be! From the moment Rip boards the space ship Scorpius there is a thrill a minute. He and his nine daring Planeteers must cope with the merciless hazing of the spacemen commanding the ship, and they must outwit the desperate Connies, who threaten to plunge all of space into war...
|Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet|
By: Harold Steele MacKaye (1866-1928)
By: Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896)
Queer Little Folks
A wonderful children's classic - a collection of moral stories told by animals in the woods. The wittily written stories explore various issues in a fun way.
By: Harriet E. (Harriet Eliza) Paine (1845-1910)
|Girls and Women|
By: Harriett Bradley (1892-)
|The Enclosures in England An Economic Reconstruction|