By: John Collins Warren (1778-1856)
|Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart|
By: John Conrade Amman (1669-1724)
|The Talking Deaf Man A Method Proposed, Whereby He Who is Born Deaf, May Learn to Speak|
By: John Cory
By: John Cotton Dana (1856-1929)
|A Library Primer|
By: John D. Beresford (1873-1947)
By: John D. Rockefeller (1839-1937)
Random Reminiscences of Men and Events
A good book by the oil revolutionist of the 20th century. As they say "Men should listen to experience" and this book is all about the experience of the second highest taxpayer of the US during the 20's. Though it is not in the book, this is a small poem he wrote:I was early taught to work as well as play,My life has been one long, happy holiday;Full of work and full of play-I dropped the worry on the way- And God was good to me everyday.
By: John Davenport (1789-1877)
|Aphrodisiacs and Anti-aphrodisiacs: Three Essays on the Powers of Reproduction|
By: John De Courcy
|Foundling on Venus|
By: John Dee (1527-1608)
|The Mathematicall Praeface to Elements of Geometrie of Euclid of Megara|
By: John Delafield
|Mysticism and its Results Being an Inquiry into the Uses and Abuses of Secrecy|
By: John Dutton Wright (1866-1952)
What the Mother of a Deaf Child Ought to Know
Wright, a pioneer in the education of the deaf, was a strong advocate for acoustic and auricular training. In this little book, he tries to advise the parents of deaf children and reassure them that there can be a successful and happy life for them.
By: John Ellis (1815-1896)
|Personal Experience of a Physician|
By: John Foster West (1919-2008)
|Cogito, Ergo Sum|
By: John H. (John Hinchman) Stokes (1885-1961)
|The Third Great Plague A Discussion of Syphilis for Everyday People|
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|
By: John Harvey Kellogg (1852-1943)
|Plain Facts for Old and Young|
|First Book in Physiology and Hygiene|
By: John Haslam (1764-1844)
|A Letter to the Right Honorable the Lord Chancellor, on the Nature and Interpretation of Unsoundness of Mind, and Imbecility of Intellect|
By: John Henry Fow (1851-1915)
|The True Story of the American Flag|
By: John Henry Tilden (1851-1940)
By: John Higginbottom (1788-1876)
|An Essay on the Application of the Lunar Caustic in the Cure of Certain Wounds and Ulcers|
By: John Hill (1714?-1775)
|Hypochondriasis A Practical Treatise (1766)|
By: John Jacob Astor IV (1864-1912)
A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future
A Journey in Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future is a science fiction novel by John Jacob Astor IV, published in 1894. The book offers a fictional account of life in the year 2000. It contains abundant speculation about technological invention, including descriptions of a world-wide telephone network, solar power, air travel, space travel to the planets Saturn and Jupiter, and terraforming engineering projects — damming the Arctic Ocean, and adjusting the Earth’s axial tilt (by the Terrestrial Axis Straightening Company)...
By: John Joly (1857-1933)
|The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays|
By: John K. (John Kerr) Tiffany (1843-1897)
|History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America|
By: John Kent
|Observations on the Causes, Symptoms, and Nature of Scrofula or King's Evil, Scurvy, and Cancer With Cases Illustrative of a Peculiar Mode of Treatment|
By: John Kirk (1813-1886)
|Papers on Health|
By: John Locke (1632-1704)
|Second Treatise of Government|
By: John Lubbock (1834-1913)
|The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In|
By: John Lyde Wilson (1784-1849)
|The Code of Honor, Or, Rules for the Government of Principals and Seconds in Duelling|
By: John Mastin (1865-)
|The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones|
By: John Merle Coulter (1851-1928)
|North American Species of Cactus|
By: John Moody (1868-1958)
|The Railroad Builders; a chronicle of the welding of the states|
By: John Muir (1838-1914)
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth
“The only fire for the whole house was the kitchen stove, with a fire box about eighteen inches long and eight inches wide and deep,- scant space for three or four small sticks, around which in hard zero weather all the family of ten shivered, and beneath which in the morning we found our socks and coarse, soggy boots frozen solid.” Thus, with perceptive eye for detail, the American naturalist, John Muir, describes life on a pioneer Wisconsin farm in the 1850’s. Muir was only eleven years old when his father uprooted the family from a relatively comfortable life in Dunbar, Scotland, to settle in the backwoods of North America...
Travels in Alaska
In 1879 John Muir went to Alaska for the first time. Its stupendous living glaciers aroused his unbounded interest, for they enabled him to verify his theories of glacial action. Again and again he returned to this continental laboratory of landscapes. The greatest of the tide-water glaciers appropriately commemorates his name. Upon this book of Alaska travels, all but finished before his unforeseen departure, John Muir expended the last months of his life.
By: John Munro (1849-1930)
The Story of Electricity
In the book's preface, the author writes: "Let anyone stop to consider how he individually would be affected if all electrical service were suddenly to cease, and he cannot fail to appreciate the claims of electricity to attentive study."In these days when we take for granted all kinds of technology - communications, entertainment, medical, military, industrial and domestic - it is interesting to learn what progress had been made in the fields of electricity and technology by the beginning of the 20th century...
By: John N. Reynolds
|The Twin Hells; a thrilling narrative of life in the Kansas and Missouri penitentiaries|
By: John O'Keefe
|As Long As You Wish|
By: John Phin (1830-1913)
The Seven Follies of Science
The seven follies of science; a popular account of the most famous scientific impossibilities and the attempts which have been made to solve them to which is added a small budget of interesting paradoxes, illusions, and marvels.
By: John R. (John Robert) Effinger (1869-1933)
|Women of the Romance Countries|
|Women of the Romance Countries (Illustrated) Woman: In all ages and in all countries Vol. 6 (of 10)|
By: John Ruskin (1819-1900)
|Proserpina, Volume 1 Studies of Wayside Flowers, While the Air was Yet Pure Among the Alps and in the Scotland and England Which My Father Knew|
|Love's Meinie Three Lectures on Greek and English Birds|
|Proserpina, Volume 2 Studies of Wayside Flowers, While the Air was Yet Pure Among the Alps and in the Scotland and England Which My Father Knew|
By: John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
The Subjection of Women
The Subjection of Women is the title of an essay written by John Stuart Mill in 1869, possibly jointly with his wife Harriet Taylor Mill, stating an argument in favor of equality between the sexes. It offers both detailed argumentation and passionate eloquence in opposition to the social and legal inequalities commonly imposed upon women by a patriarchal culture. Just as in “On Liberty,” Mill defends the emancipation of women on utilitarian grounds, convinced that the moral and intellectual advancement of women would result in greater happiness for everybody.
Auguste Comte and Positivism
Part 1 lays out the framework for Positivism as originated in France by Auguste Comte in his Cours de Philosophie Positive. Mill examines the tenets of Comte's movement and alerts us to defects. Part 2 concerns all Comte's writings except the Cours de Philosophie Positive. During Comte's later years he gave up reading newspapers and periodicals to keep his mind pure for higher study. He also became enamored of a certain woman who changed his view of life. Comte turned his philosophy into a religion, with morality the supreme guide. Mill finds that Comte learned to despise science and the intellect, instead substituting his frantic need for the regulation of change.
By: John Thomson (fl. 1732)
|The Tricks of the Town: or, Ways and Means of getting Money|
By: John Tyndall (1820-1893)
|Fragments of science, V. 1-2|
|Faraday as a Discoverer|
|Six Lectures on Light Delivered In The United States In 1872-1873|
By: John Victor Peterson
|Lost in the Future|
By: John W. Campbell (1910-1971)
The Ultimate Weapon
The star Mira was unpredictably variable. Sometimes it was blazing, brilliant and hot. Other times it was oddly dim, cool, shedding little warmth on its many planets. Gresth Gkae, leader of the Mirans, was seeking a better star, one to which his "people" could migrate. That star had to be steady, reliable, with a good planetary system. And in his astronomical searching, he found Sol.With hundreds of ships, each larger than whole Terrestrial spaceports, and traveling faster than the speed of light, the Mirans set out to move in to Solar regions and take over...
By: John Wesley Powell (1834-1902)
Canyons of the Colorado, or The exploration of the Colorado River and its Canyons
John Wesley Powell was a pioneer American explorer, ethnologist, and geologist in the 19th Century. In 1869 he set out to explore the Colorado and the Grand Canyon. He gathered nine men, four boats and food for ten months and set out from Green River, Wyoming, on May 24. Passing through dangerous rapids, the group passed down the Green River to its confluence with the Colorado River (then also known as the Grand River upriver from the junction), near present-day Moab, Utah. The expedition’s route...
By: John Wilkins (1614-1672)
|The Discovery of a World in the Moone Or, A Discovrse Tending To Prove That 'Tis Probable There May Be Another Habitable World In That Planet|
By: John Wood Campbell (1910-1971)
|The Last Evolution|
By: John Wood Campbell Jr. (1910-1971)
The Black Star Passes
A sky pirate armed with superior weapons of his own invention... First contact with an alien race dangerous enough to threaten the safety of two planets... The arrival of an unseen dark sun whose attendant marauders aimed at the very end of civilization in this Solar System. These were the three challenges that tested the skill and minds of the brilliant team of scientist-astronauts Arcot, Wade, and Morey. Their initial adventures are a classic of science-fiction which first brought the name of their author, John W. Campbell, into prominence as a master of the inventive imagination.
By: John Wood Campbell. Jr. (1910-1971)
Islands of Space
As Earth's faster-than-light spaceship hung in the void between galaxies, Arcot, Wade, Morey and Fuller could see below them, like a vast shining horizon, the mass of stars that formed their own island universe. Morey worked a moment with his slide rule, then said, "We made good time! Twenty-nine light years in ten seconds! Yet you had it on at only half power...." Arcot pushed the control lever all the way to full power. The ship filled with the strain of flowing energy, and sparks snapped in the air of the control room as they raced at an inconceivable speed through the darkness of intergalactic space...
Invaders from the Infinite
The famous scientific trio of Arcot, Wade and Morey, challenged by the most ruthless aliens in all the universes, blasted off on an intergalactic search for defenses against the invaders of Earth and all her allies. World after world was visited, secret after secret unleashed, and turned to mighty weapons of intense force--and still the Thessian enemy seemed to grow in power and ferocity. Mighty battles between huge space armadas were but skirmishes in the galactic war, as the invincible aliens savagely advanced and the Earth team hurled bolt after bolt of pure ravening energy--until it appeared that the universe itself might end in one final flare of furious torrential power....
By: Jonathan Mayhew Wainwright (1792-1854)
|A Sermon Preached on the Anniversary of the Boston Female Asylum for Destitute Orphans, September 25, 1835|
By: Jonathan Prince Cilley (1835-1920)
|Bowdoin Boys in Labrador An Account of the Bowdoin College Scientific Expedition to Labrador led by Prof. Leslie A. Lee of the Biological Department|
By: Joseph Bell (1837-1911)
|A Manual of the Operations of Surgery For the Use of Senior Students, House Surgeons, and Junior Practitioners|
By: Joseph Black (1728-1799)
|Experiments upon magnesia alba, Quicklime, and some other Alcaline Substances|
By: Joseph Bradford Cox (1840-)
|Report on Surgery to the Santa Clara County Medical Society|
By: Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
|A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene For Educational Institutions and General Readers|
By: Joseph E. Kelleam (1913-1975)
Hunters Out of Space
Originally published in the May, 1960 issue of Amazing Science Fiction Stories. Jack Odin has returned to the world of Opal, the world inside our own world, only to find it in ruins. Many of his friends are gone, the world is flooded, and the woman he swore to protect has been taken by Grim Hagen to the stars. Jack must save her, but the difficulties are great and his allies are few.
By: Joseph Fisher
|Landholding in England|
By: Joseph Fort Newton (1876-1950)
|The Builders A Story and Study of Masonry|
By: Joseph Lister (1827-1912)
On the Antiseptic Principle of the Practice of Surgery
Joseph Lister was born near London in 1827. He studied medicine at the University of London and pursued a career as a surgeon in Scotland. He became professor of Surgery in Glasgow and later (1877) at Kings College Hospital, in London. Lister’s contribution to the advancement of surgery cannot be overestimated. Before his work on antisepsis, wounds were often left open to heal, leading to long recoveries, unsightly scarring, and not infrequently amputation or death due to infection. Lister’s work enabled more wounds to be closed primarily with sutures, drastically reducing healing time, scarring, amputations, and deaths due to infection...
By: Joseph Maclise
By: Joseph McCabe (1867-1955)
|The Story of Evolution|
By: Joseph Paul Martino (1931-)
By: Joseph Priestley (1733-1804)
Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air
Joseph Priestley, FRS (13 March 1733 (O.S.) – 6 February 1804) was an 18th-century English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educator, and political theorist who published over 150 works. In “Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air,” he reviews experiments with gases. A common theme in this work is measuring the volumes of gases held in glass tubes, and their increase or decrease when exposed to other substances. He also tests the effects of gases on mice, plants and insects...
By: Joseph Samachson (1906-1980)
|Dead Man's Planet|
By: Joseph Tatlow (1851-1929)
|Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland|
By: Joseph Tinker
By: Joseph Wesley
By: Joshua Leavitt (1794-1873)
By: Jules Verne (1828-1905)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
An early science fiction novel written by the second most translated author, French writer Jules Verne, the classic tale depicts an incredible sea expedition on board a state-of-the-art submarine. First published in 1870 and a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series, the novel is regarded as one of the most thrilling adventure stories and one of Verne’s greatest pieces of work. Immersed in themes of exploration, avant-garde technology, and man’s insatiable desire for knowledge and scientific progression, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea has been an influence for many writers as well as an inspiration for numerous film adaptations...
The Mysterious Island
The Mysterious Island is another exquisite novel written by the master of adventure writing, Jules Verne. The novel has been seen as the sequel to two other famous novels written by the same author: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaway. The story revolves around five Americans who live in a dark and harsh environment as prisoners of the American Civil War. Depleted by famine and death all around them, the five war prisoners take a big risk and escape by hijacking a hot air balloon...
A Journey to the Interior of the Earth
A historical manuscript penned by a medieval Norse poet. A mysterious code. Three intrepid explorers. A subterranean world filled with prehistoric creatures and proto-humans. These are some of the brilliant ideas that are superbly blended in A Journey to the Interior of the Earth by Jules Verne. Jules Verne, the French writer who created several works of science fiction, adventure stories and very popular novels, wrote A Journey to the Interior of the Earth in 1864. Some of his other books explore different aspects of geography, space and time travel...
From the Earth to the Moon
One of the earliest examples of literature written in the science fiction genre, From the Earth to the Moon is a part of the Voyages Extraordinaires series by French novelist Jules Verne. Written more than a century before the Apollo mission, Verne’s classic is somewhat a prophetic novel of man’s travel to the moon with its thorough and descriptive detail. A remarkable blend of action, humor, science, and audacious schemes, the timeless classic is sure to fascinate with its unique vision of lunar exploration...
The Master of the World
Published in 1904, The Master of the World is the penultimate novel in the Voyages Extraordinaires series, by renowned French novelist and pioneer of science fiction, Jules Verne. The novel acts as a sequel to Verne’s novel Robur the Conqueror, and consequently brings back some of its most notable characters, including the brilliant, yet villainous inventor Robur. Set in the summer of 1903, the adventure kicks off when a string of enigmatic events have been reported in the western part of North Carolina, leaving residents in fear of a possible volcanic eruption, even though the Blue Ridge Mountains are known to be non-volcanic ...
Five Weeks in a Balloon
First published in 1863, Five Weeks in a Balloon depicts an insightful journey undertaken by a group of intrepid explorers into the partly uncharted African continent, as they aim to explore its exotic wonders. Apart from concentrating on themes including exploration, loyalty, friendship, determination, and honor, the novel also offers an endearing set of jovial characters and vivid imagery. Furthermore, the novel is the first book in Verne’s distinguished Voyages Extraordinaires series. The adventure begins when Dr...
Off on a Comet
The story starts with a comet that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. Some forty people of various nations and ages are condemned to a two-year-long journey on the comet. They form a mini-society and cope with the hostile environment of the comet (mostly the cold). The size of the 'comet' is about 2300 kilometers in diameter - far larger than any comet or asteroid that actually exists.
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
The story involves a German professor (Otto Lidenbrock in the original French, Professor Von Hardwigg in the most common English translation) who believes there are volcanic tubes going toward the center of the Earth. He, his nephew Axel (Harry), and their guide Hans encounter many adventures, including prehistoric animals and natural hazards, eventually coming to the surface again in southern Italy.
The Underground City or The Child of the Cavern
Covering a time span of over ten years, this novel follows the fortunes of the mining community of Aberfoyle near Stirling, Scotland. Receiving a letter from an old colleague, mining engineer James Starr sets off for the old Aberfoyle mine, thought to have been mined out ten years earlier. Starr finds mine overman Simon Ford and his family living in a cottage deep inside the mine; he is astonished to find that Ford has made a discovery of the presence of a large vein of coal. Accompanying Simon Ford are his wife, Madge, and adult son, Harry.
Facing the Flag
Like The Begum's Millions, which Verne published in 1879, it has the theme of France and the entire world threatened by a super-weapon (what would now be called a weapon of mass destruction) with the threat finally overcome through the force of French patriotism.
|All Around the Moon|
|The Secret of the Island|
|Robur the Conqueror|
By: Julian Hawthorne (1846-1934)
|The Subterranean Brotherhood|
By: Julius A. (Julius Auboineau) Palmer (1840-1899)
|Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous|
By: Justus Hecker (1795-1850)
The Dancing Mania
Numerous theories have been proposed for the causes of dancing mania, and it remains unclear whether it was a real illness or a social phenomenon. One of the most prominent theories is that victims suffered from ergot poisoning, which was known as St Anthony’s Fire in the Middle Ages. During floods and damp periods, ergots were able to grow and affect rye and other crops. Ergotism can cause hallucinations, but cannot account for the other strange behaviour most commonly identified with dancing mania...
By: Justus Liebig (1803-1873)
Familiar Letters on Chemistry
Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) was a German chemist who made major contributions to agricultural and biological chemistry and is known for his discovery of nitrogen as an essential plant nutrient. These letters “were written for the especial purpose of exciting the attention of governments, and an enlightened public, to the necessity of establishing Schools of Chemistry, and of promoting by every means, the study of a science so intimately connected with the arts, pursuits, and social well-being of modern civilised nations.”
By: Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin (1856-1923)
|The Girl Scouts: A Training School for Womanhood|
By: Kate M. Foley
Five Lectures on Blindness
The [five] lectures were written primarily to be delivered at the summer sessions of the University of California, at Berkeley and at Los Angeles, in the summer of 1918. . . they are the outgrowth of almost a quarter of a century spent in work for the blind, and were written from the standpoint of a blind person, seeking to better the condition of the blind. They were addressed not to the blind, but to the seeing public, for the benefit that will accrue to the blind from a better understanding of their problems. (Extract from the Forward by Milton J. Ferguson)