By: Mann Rubin
|The Second Voice|
By: Marcus Vitruvius Pollio (75 BC - c. 15 BC)
Ten Books on Architecture
On Architecture is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Vitruvius and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augustus as a guide for building projects. The work is one of the most important sources of modern knowledge of Roman building methods as well as the planning and design of structures, both large (aqueducts, buildings, baths, harbours) and small (machines, measuring devices, instruments). He is also the prime source of the famous story of Archimedes and his bath-time discovery.
By: Margaret Burnham
The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship
Teenagers Peggy Prescott and her brother Roy share a love of aviation that they inherited from their late father. Mr. Prescott had always dreamed of building an aeroplane that would be free of the defects of planes already invented. Peggy and Roy manage to build a plane starting with the framework their father had begun. Peggy christens it ‘The Golden Buttefly’ and she and Roy are determined to enter it in a young aviator’s contest for a prize of $5000. The Prescotts need the money desperately to save the home they share with their aunt which is about to be taken from them by the rather nasty banker, Mr...
By: Margaret Sanger (1883-1966)
|The Pivot of Civilization|
By: Margaret W. Lewis
|Object Lessons on the Human Body A Transcript of Lessons Given in the Primary Department of School No. 49, New York City|
By: Margaret Warner Morley (1858-1923)
The Insect Folk
Through delightful outings with her students, a teacher introduces her class to the fascinating world of insects. She encourages her students to observe and ask questions. This is a wonderful science text for young children.
|The Renewal of Life; How and When to Tell the Story to the Young|
By: Marie Curie (1867-1934)
Marie Curie, born in Warsaw in 1867, was a French physicist and chemist famous for her work on radioactivity. She was a pioneer in the field of radioactivity and the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes - in physics (1903) and chemistry (1911). The risks of working with strongly radioactive materials were not known at that time, and she eventually died in 1934 from an illness likely caused by radiation poisoning.Radioactive Substances is the thesis of Marie Curie, presented to the Faculté de Sciences de Paris in 1903, and subsequently published in "Chemical News" vol 88, 1903...
By: Marion Harland (1830-1922)
|The Secret of a Happy Home (1896)|
By: Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930-1999)
The Colors of Space
In "The Colors of Space," Marion Zimmer Bradley tells the story of Bart Steele, a human being who is disguised as a member of an alien species in order to discover the secrets of their space travel. This book is a science fiction novel set in the future, a time when humans can already travel faster than the speed of light and can reach the remote corners of the universe with the help of another type of beings called the Lhari. In the book, the Lhari help the humans to travel faster than light and go to the far corners of different galaxies but are unwilling to give their secrets to them...
The Door Through Space
At one time Race Cargill had been the best Terran Intelligence agent on the complex and mysterious planet of Wolf. He had repeatedly imperiled his life amongst the half-human and non-human creatures of the sullen world. And he had repeatedly accomplished the fantastic missions until his name was emblazoned with glory. But that had all seemingly ended. For six long years he’d sat behind a boring desk inside the fenced-in Terran Headquarters, cut off there ever since he and a rival had scarred and ripped each other in blood-feud...
|Year of the Big Thaw|
By: Marjory MacMurchy Willison (-1938)
|The Canadian Girl at Work A Book of Vocational Guidance|
By: Mark Clifton (1906-1963)
|Eight Keys to Eden|
|Sense from Thought Divide|
|A Woman's Place|
|The Kenzie Report|
|Do Unto Others|
By: Mark Phillips (Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer)
“Mark Phillips” is, or are, two writers: Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer. Their joint pen-name, derived from their middle names (Philip and Mark), was coined soon after their original meeting, at a science-fiction convention. Both men were drunk at the time, which explains a good deal, and only one has ever sobered up. A matter for constant contention between the collaborators is which one. Originally published as That Sweet Little Old Lady, Brain Twister follows the adventures of FBI agent Kenneth J...
By: Mark Wicks
|To Mars via The Moon An Astronomical Story|
By: Martha Meir Allen (1854-1926)
|Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why What Medical Writers Say|
By: Mary E. Bradley Lane
|Mizora: A Prophecy A MSS. Found Among the Private Papers of the Princess Vera Zarovitch|
By: Mary Ellen Richmond (1861-1928)
|Friendly Visiting among the Poor A Handbook for Charity Workers|
By: Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916)
Philosophy and Fun of Algebra
Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916) was born Mary Everest in England and spent her early years in France. She married mathematician George Boole. She was the author of several works on teaching and teaching mathematics in particular. This short book, Philosophy and Fun of Algebra, is meant to be read by children and introduces algebra and logic. She uses the word “algebra” broadly, defining it as a “method of solving problems by honest confession of one’s ignorance”. Using this definition, Boole introduces, in a conversational manner, the concepts of logic and algebra, illustrating these concepts with stories and anecdotes, often from biblical sources...
By: Mary F. Porter
|Applied Psychology for Nurses|
By: Mary Huestis Pengilly
Diary Written in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum
Mary Pengilly was taken to a Lunatic Asylum by her sons where she kept a diary, which this book is taken from. Mary records the harsh conditions and treatments received at the hands of the nurses during her stay. Once Mary is released she takes it upon herself to make the authorities aware of the situation at the Provincial Lunatic Asylum.
By: Mary L. Day (1836-)
|The World As I Have Found It Sequel to Incidents in the Life of a Blind Girl|
By: Mary Prince (1788-1833)
|The History of Mary Prince A West Indian Slave|
By: Mary Roberts Rinehart (1876-1958)
|Why I Believe in Scouting for Girls|
By: Mary Somerville (1780-1872)
|Personal Recollections, from Early Life to Old Age, of Mary Somerville|
By: Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
Regarded as the one of the earliest examples of feminist philosophy, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is written as a direct response to Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, a French politician who delivered a report to the French National Assembly suggesting that women should only receive domestic education and additionally encourages women to stay clear of political affairs. In her treatise, Wollstonecraft avidly criticizes this inadequate perception of women as an inferior sex and attacks social inequality, while also arguing for women’s rights in the hope of redefining their position both in society and in marriage...
By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851)
A precursor to gothic literature and science fiction genres, Frankenstein is a novel fuming with imagination as it depicts a well known horror story. Shelly’s gothic fiction is written in epistolary form as a means of correspondence between the failed writer Robert Walton and his sister, while he is away on a dangerous expedition in search of fame. Some major themes explored in the gothic classic are the fallibility of ambition and knowledge, revenge, prejudice, isolation, and the imperfections of society...
The Last Man
The Last Man is an early post-apocalyptic science fiction novel by Mary Shelley, which was first published in 1826. The book tells of a future world that has been ravaged by a plague. The plague gradually kills off all people. Lionel Verney, central character, son of a nobleman who gambled himself into poverty, finds himself immune after being attacked by an infected “negro,” and copes with a civilization that is gradually dying out around him.
By: Mary Wood-Allen (1841-1908)
|What a Young Woman Ought to Know|
|Almost A Man|
By: Mason Long (1842-1903)
Save the Girls
Save the Girls is an 1880 American anti-white-slavery book by reformed gambler Mason Long. In it, the author crusades against the social evil of prostitution by presenting a series of pathetic portraits of young women from various social classes who are brought low by such temptations of city life as the theater, the racecourse, and street flirtations. Included are vignettes of vice like "The Evils of Dancing - Sad Results of a Public Ball," in which innocent Marie, out for a good time, falls prey to the type of 'sporting men' who prowl such events in search of a partner for more than just The Glide or the Boston Dip.
By: Massachusetts Homoeopathic Medical Society
|The Act Of Incorporation And The By-Laws Of The Massachusetts Homeopathic Medical Society|
By: Maude Ward Lafferty (1869-1962)
|A Pioneer Railway of the West|
By: Maurice Leblanc (1864-1941)
|The Tremendous Event|
By: Maurice Maeterlinck (1862-1949)
The children's Life of the Bee
Buzz, buzz, buzz. A fascinating and beautifully written explanation of the life of the honey bee. Is the queen the master of the hive or just a hard working servant? What is the purpose of the drones? Why do bees make honey? Do bees ever sleep? Why do bees swarm? Maeterlinck, who won the Noble Prize for Literature, wrote a more scholarly work called The Life of the Bee but then rewrote it in simpler terms so that children could appreciate what goes in a hive. The book describes in simple language the inner workings of a hive from its beginning with a swarm to the fully functional hive with thousands of workers, drones and a queen busily building, repairing and gathering.
|The Life of the Bee|
|Our Friend the Dog|
By: Maurice Nicoll (1884-1953)
|The Blue Germ|
By: Max Birnbaum (1862-)
|Prof. Koch's Method to Cure Tuberculosis Popularly Treated|
By: Maxwell T. (Maxwell Tylden) Masters (1833-1907)
|Vegetable Teratology An Account of the Principal Deviations from the Usual Construction of Plants|
By: Mayne Reid (1818-1883)
|Quadrupeds, What They Are and Where Found A Book of Zoology for Boys|
By: Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
The Chemical History of a Candle
The Chemical History of a Candle is a series of 6 lectures on chemistry presented to a juvenile audience in 1848. Taught by Michael Faraday - a chemist and physist, and regarded as the best experimentalist in the history of science - it is probably the most famous of the Christmas Lectures of the Royal Society. Taking the everyday burning of a candle as a starting point, Faraday spans the arc from combustion and its products, via the components of water and air (oxygen, hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon), back to the type of combustion that happens in the human body when we breathe...
By: Michael Husted
|The Fibonacci Number Series|
By: Michel Verne (1861-1925)
|In the Year 2889|
By: Miguel Saderra Masó (-1939)
|Catalogue of Violent and Destructive Earthquakes in the Philippines With an Appendix: Earthquakes in the Marianas Islands 1599-1909|
By: Miles John Breuer (1889-1945)
|The Einstein See-Saw|
By: Miron Elisha Hard (1845-1914)
|The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise Its Habitat and its Time of Growth|
By: Montagu Browne
|Practical Taxidermy A manual of instruction|
By: Morris Hershman (1920-)
|Spacemen Never Die!|
By: Mrs. (Eliza Elder) Brightwen (1830-1906)
|Wild Nature Won By Kindness|
By: Mrs. (Jane Haldimand) Marcet (1769-1858)
|Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2 In Which the Elements of that Science Are Familiarly Explained and Illustrated by Experiments|
By: Murray F. Yaco
|No Moving Parts|
By: Murray Leinster (1896-1975)
This story starts with space ships scouring the universe in an interplanetary game of tag. The humans know there are “Aliens” out there. But so do the Aliens. As each tries desperately to make the phenomenal discovery, they secretly hope that the other will not turn out to be the enemy. Humans call them “Plumies” because of the feathery plumes they inscribe on silicon-bronze tablets and cairns they have left behind on their intergalactic travels over the last thousand years. The search goes on, till one day somewhere in outer space, a Plumie ship collides with the one manned by humans...
An unidentified space ship lands in a Colorado lake. Equipped with a paralyzing ray weapon, the creatures begin taking human prisoners. A loan land surveyor and a journalist are trapped inside the Army cordon, which is helpless against the mysterious enemy. Can they stop the aliens before it is too late?
Joe Kenmore heard the airlock close with a sickening wheeze and then a clank. In desperation he turned toward Haney. “My God, we’ve been locked out!” Through the transparent domes of their space helmets, Joe could see a look of horror and disbelief pass across Haney’s face. But it was true! Joe and his crew were locked out of the Space Platform. Four thousand miles below circled the Earth. Under Joe’s feet rested the solid steel hull of his home in outer space. But without tools there was no hope of getting back inside. Joe looked at his oxygen meter. It registered thirty minutes to live.
The Pirates of Ersatz
Bron is the offspring of infamous space pirates but instead of following in the family footsteps he decides to become an electronic engineer. Unfortunately, every time he tries to get out, something pulls him back in. This is a tongue-in-cheek space adventure along the lines of the Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison. It was originally published in the FEB-APR issues of Astounding Science Fiction in 1959.
This World Is Taboo
Calhoun is an Interstellar Medical Serviceman, and he's needed on Dara. Trouble is: Dara is forbidden. Taboo. And breaking quarantine will make Calhoun a presumed plague-carrier and subject to being shot on sight by anyone from Weald. But hey! If he did the smart thing, we wouldn't have a story!But why are men from Dara shooting at him?
Bors felt as if he'd been hit over the head. This was ridiculous! He'd planned and carried out the destruction of that warship because the information of its existence and location was verified by a magnetometer.But, if he'd known how the information had been obtained--if he'd known it had been guessed at by a discharged spaceport employee, and a paranoid personality, and a man who used a hazel twig or something similar--if he'd known that, he'd never have dreamed of accepting it. He'd have dismissed it flatly!
The Hate Disease
Dr. Calhoun and his pet tormal Murgatroyd work for the Interstellar Medical Service making routine public health inspections on far-flung colonial planets. When they reach Tallien Three they are greeted with a rocket attack by the Paras, a mutated form of human rapidly replacing the “normals”. The normals think it’s a pandemic of demonic possession but Calhoun has his doubts. If he can keep from turning into a Para, or being assassinated by them he just might figure this thing out. – The Hate Disease was first published in the August 1963 edition of Analog Science Fact and Fiction magazine.
The Runaway Skyscraper
Arthur Chamberlain has problems. His one-man engineering firm is faltering and his pretty secretary Estelle barely notices him. But these problems are put aside when his Manhattan office building falls into the fourth dimension. Madison Square is filled with wigwams and it’s up to Arthur to engineer a way to make his building to fall back to the future. – The Runaway Skyscraper first appeared in the February 22, 1919 issue of Argosy magazine.
Operation: Outer Space
Jed Cochrane is about to take off on man's first interstellar voyage. His mission: Make sure it's good television! (Introduction by Mark Nelson)
The Machine that Saved the World
They were broadcasts from nowhere--sinister emanations flooding in from space--smashing any receiver that picked them up. What defense could Earth devise against science such as this? In the far future of 1972, on a secret military installation, Staff Sergeant Bellews is an expert on the latest scientific discovery: a way for ordinary machines like vacuums and lawnmowers to gather experience in their jobs, becoming error free over time. Then the strange broadcasts began to blow up transmitters everywhere. Were they from space? Enemies? the future? He didn't care until they started messin' with his machines. Then he took it personally. (summary from the first chapter and Phil Chenevert)
The Ambulance Made Two Trips
Big Jake Connors is taking over his town through violence, inimidation and bribery but Detective Sergeant Fitzgerald can only grind his teeth in frustration. The gangsters seem to have everything going their way until the day that a little dry cleaning establishment declines their offer of 'protection' and strange things start to happen. Murray Leinster gives us another wonderful product of 'what if' from his limitless imagination to enjoy in this gem of a story. Listen and smile.
When the blue plague appeared on the planet of Dara, fear struck nearby worlds. The fear led to a hate that threatened the lives of millions and endangered the Galactic peace. (Excerpt from the text.)
|The Fifth-Dimension Tube|
SPACE PLATFORM tells the exciting story of a young man helping to build this first station. With scientific accuracy and imagination Murray Leinster, one of the world's top science-fiction writers, describes the building and launching of the platform. Here is a fast-paced story of sabotage and murder directed against a project more secret and valuable than the atom bomb!
|Long Ago, Far Away|
|Attention Saint Patrick|
|Morale A Story of the War of 1941-43|
|Sam, This is You|
|A Matter of Importance|
By: Myrtle Reed (1874-1911)
The Spinster Book
A cross between guidebook and social commentary, The Spinster Book gives clever and humorous insights on topics such as courting, handling men and women, love letters, marriage and spinsterhood.
By: Nathan Schachner (1895-1955)
|Pirates of the Gorm|
|Slaves of Mercury|
By: Nathaniel Gordon
|The Golden Judge|
By: National Atomic Museum (U.S.)
By: National Industrial Conference Board
|The Cost of Living Among Wage-Earners Fall River, Massachusetts, October, 1919, Research Report Number 22, November, 1919|
By: National Security Council (U.S.)
|National Strategy for Combating Terrorism September 2006|
By: Neil Goble
|Master of None|
By: Neil Ronald Jones (1909-1988)
|The Jameson Satellite|
By: Nellie Lathrop Helm
|Uncle Robert's Geography (Uncle Robert's Visit, V.3)|
By: Nellie McClung (1873-1951)
In Times Like These
" Believing that the woman's claim to a common humanity is not an unreasonable one, and that the successful issue of such claim rests primarily upon the sense of fair play which people have or have not according to how they were born, and Therefore to men and women everywhere who love a fair deal, and are willing to give it to everyone, even women, this book is respectfully dedicated by the author."
By: Nelson Slade Bond (1908-2006)
|Lighter Than You Think|
By: Neltje Blanchan (1865-1918)
|Wild Flowers An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers|
|Wild Flowers Worth Knowing|
By: Nesta Helen Webster (1876-1960)
|Secret Societies And Subversive Movements|
By: New York Hospital. Society [Editor]
|A Psychiatric Milestone Bloomingdale Hospital Centenary, 1821-1921|