By: David Lester Richardson (1801-1865)
|Flowers and Flower-Gardens With an Appendix of Practical Instructions and Useful Information Respecting the Anglo-Indian Flower-Garden|
By: David Lindsay (1876-1945)
A Voyage to Arcturus
A Voyage to Arcturus is a novel by Scottish writer David Lindsay, first published in 1920. It combines fantasy, philosophy, and science fiction in an exploration of the nature of good and evil and their relationship with existence. It has been described by critic and philosopher Colin Wilson as the "greatest novel of the twentieth century" and was a central influence on C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy.
By: David Marshall Brooks (1902-1994)
The Necessity of Atheism
Plain speaking is necessary in any discussion of religion, for if the freethinker attacks the religious dogmas with hesitation, the orthodox believer assumes that it is with regret that the freethinker would remove the crutch that supports the orthodox. And all religious beliefs are "crutches" hindering the free locomotive efforts of an advancing humanity. There are no problems related to human progress and happiness in this age which any theology can solve, and which the teachings of freethought cannot do better and without the aid of encumbrances.
By: David R. Sparks
|The Winged Men of Orcon A Complete Novelette|
By: David Slowinski
|The 32nd Mersenne Prime Predicted by Mersenne|
By: David Todd (1855-1939)
Astronomy: The Science of the Heavenly Bodies
The progress of astronomy from age to age has been far from uniform—rather by leaps and bounds: from the earliest epoch when man's planet earth was the center about which the stupendous cosmos wheeled, for whom it was created, and for whose edification it was maintained—down to the modern age whose discoveries have ascertained that even our stellar universe, the vast region of the solar domain, is but one of the thousands of island universes that tenant the inconceivable immensities of space...
By: David Wendel Yandell (1826-1898)
|Pioneer Surgery in Kentucky A Sketch|
By: Dean Charles Ing
By: Derek J. de Solla (Derek John de Solla) Price (1922-1983)
|On the Origin of Clockwork, Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass|
By: Derrick Norman Lehmer (1868-1938)
|An Elementary Course in Synthetic Projective Geometry|
By: Desmond Winter Hall (1909-1992)
|A Scientist Rises|
By: Dhan Gopal Mukerji (1890-1936)
Kari the Elephant
The adventures of an Indian boy and his beloved elephant. Born near Calcutta, Mukerji won the Newbury Medal for children's fiction.
By: Dick Purcell
|Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot|
By: Don Berry
|Sound of Terror|
By: Don Thompson (1935-1994)
|High Dragon Bump|
By: Donald E. Westlake (1933-)
|The Risk Profession|
|They Also Serve|
By: Donald H. Berkebile
|The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology|
|Conestoga Wagons in Braddock's Campaign, 1755|
By: Donald Keyhoe (1897-1988)
Flying Saucers are Real
The Flying Saucers are Real is a book that investigates numerous encounters between USAF fighters, personnel, and other aircraft, and UFOs between 1947 and 1950. Keyhoe contended that the Air Force was actively investigating these cases of close encounter, with a policy of concealing their existence from the public until 1949. He stated that this policy was then replaced by one of cautious, progressive revelation. Keyhoe further stated that Earth had been visited by extraterrestrials for two centuries, with the frequency of these visits increasing sharply after the first atomic weapon test in 1945...
By: Donald W. Janes
|Home Range and Movements of the Eastern Cottontail in Kansas|
By: Donald Wandrei (1908-1987)
Raiders of the Universes
It was the 34th century and all five of the Federation of Planets around Sol were buzzing with their usual activity when the Raiders appeared. They were indeed Raiders of Universes because they had ravaged many systems before reaching Earth and showed no signs of slowing down in the least. Their weapons were invincible, their greed merciless and their natures completely alien. Indeed 'they' were from another dimension entirely. Eating up entire solar systems and planets, they slowed down just a bit when intelligent life was found on Earth...
By: Dorothy Mills
Book of the Ancient Greeks
An Introduction to the History and Civilization of Greece from the Coming of the Greeks to the Conquest of Corinth by Rome in 146 B.C. The spirit of a nation is expressed and its history is recorded in three ways: in its political history, in its literature and in its art. The aim of this book has been to use such parts of the political history of the Greeks, of their literature and of their art as seem to have been the outward and visible signs of the spirit that inspired them. - Summary from...
By: Douglas Blackburn (1857-1929)
|The Detection of Forgery A Practical Handbook for the Use of Bankers, Solicitors, Magistrates' Clerks, and All Handling Suspected Documents|
By: Douglas Dewar (1875-1957)
|Birds of the Indian Hills|
|A Bird Calendar for Northern India|
By: Douglas English (1870-1939)
|"Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Studies of Animal life and Character|
By: Douglas Houghton Campbell (1859-1953)
|Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany For High Schools and Elementary College Courses|
By: Dr. Albert Philip Sy (1872-?)
A short pamphlet from WWI, a sequel of sorts to "Food Preparedness." It first describes basic nutrition and things to consider when choosing what foods to eat, then lists various foods and their amount of calories, carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water, and "ash". This was written before much was known about fat soluble vitamins or saturated vs. unsaturated fats.
By: Dr. Benjamin Rush (1746-1813)
Inquiry into the Effects of Ardent Spirits upon the Human Body and Mind, with an Account of the Means of Preventing, and of the Remedies for Curing Them
Written when the United States extended only to the Mississippi River, by one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, this short work explores the physical, social, and mental effects of distilled liquors; the classes of people prone to intoxication by them; suggested drinks to use instead of them; and remedies for intoxication and for their habitual use. He takes a medical view of alcoholism, exploring the physical causes rather than blaming moral failure as the cause. Alcoholic drinks that are not distilled are viewed as wholesome drinks, and opium is suggested for pain as being without bad effects or addictive qualities.
By: Dwight Sanderson (1878-1944)
|The Farmer and His Community|
By: E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934)
Book of the Dead
The Egyptian Book of the Dead, or the Book of Coming Forth by Day, is an Ancient Egyptian funerary text consisting of spells to protect the soul on its journey to Duat, or Afterlife.
By: E. E. Smith (1895-1965)
Spacehounds of IPC
When the Inter-Planetary Corporation's (IPC) crack liner “IPV Arcturus” took off on a routine flight to Mars, it turned out to be the beginning of a unexpected and long voyage. There had been too many reports of errors in ship's flight positions from the Check Stations and brilliant physicist Dr. Percival (“Steve”) Stevens is aboard the Arcturus on a fact-finding mission to find out what's really happening, and hopefully save the honor of the brave pilots of the space-liner Arcturus from the desk-jockeys' in the Check Stations implications of imprecision - the nastiest insult you could cast at a ships pilot...
This is a sequel to The Skylark of Space. The novel concerns Richard Seaton and his allies who have encounters with aliens while fighting DuQuesne and the Fenachrone..
A team of space travelers are caught in a subspace accident which, up to now, no one has ever survived. But some of the survivors of the Procyon are not ordinary travelers. Their psi abilities allow them to see things before they happen. But will it be enough?Smith's story "Subspace Survivors" first appeared in the July 1960 issue of the magazine Astounding.
They were four of the greatest minds in the Universe: Two men, two women, lost in an experimental spaceship billions of parsecs from home. And as they mentally charted the Cosmos to find their way back to earth, their own loves and hates were as startling as the worlds they encountered.
By: E. E. “Doc” Smith (1890-1965)
Triplanetary, First in the Lensman Series
Triplanetary was first serialized in Amazing Stories in 1934. After the Lensman series became popular, Smith took his Triplanetary story and turned it into the first of the Lensman series, using it as a prequel to give the back story for the protaganists in the Lensmen series. He added 6 new chapters, doubling it in size and it's really a different book from the serialized novel, being published 14 years after the first. It was put into Gutenberg just last year. The novel covers several episodes in an eons-long eugenics project of the super-intelligences of the Arisia...
By: E. G. von Wald
By: E. K. Jarvis
|Get Out of Our Skies!|
By: E. R. Billings
|Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce|
By: E. Ray (Edwin Ray) Lankester (1847-1929)
|More Science From an Easy Chair|
By: E. Raymond (Eugene Raymond) Hall (1902-1986)
|Comments on the Taxonomy and Geographic Distribution of Some North American Rabbits|
|A New Pocket Gopher (Thomomys) and A New Spiny Pocket Mouse (Liomys) from Michoacán, Mexico|
|A New Subspecies of the Black Myotis (Bat) from Eastern Mexico|
|A New Name for the Mexican Red Bat|
|Mammals Obtained by Dr. Curt von Wedel from the Barrier Beach of Tamaulipas, Mexico|
By: E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell (1887-1954)
|Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology|
By: E. Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960)
Suffragette: The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement
This history of the Women's Suffrage agitation is written at a time when the question is in the very forefront of British politics. What the immediate future holds for those women who are most actively engaged in fighting for their political freedom no one can foretell, but one thing is certain: complete victory for their cause is not far distant. When the long struggle for the enfranchisement of women is over, those who read the history of the movement will wonder at the blindness that led the Government of the day to obstinately resist so simple and obvious a measure of justice...
By: E. W. Seabrook Hull (1923-2007)
Atom and the Ocean
This is one of the publications in the “Understanding the Atom” Series from the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. Topics covered include an overview of the ocean, the role of nuclear energy, research project, oceanic instruments, nuclear powered vessels, desalination, and radiation preservation of seafood. - Summary by Larry Wilson
By: E. Walter Maunder (1851-1928)
|The Astronomy of the Bible An Elementary Commentary on the Astronomical References of Holy Scripture|
By: E.E. Smith (1890-1965)
The Vortex Blaster
Uncontrolled, terribly violent Atomic Vortices are slowly destroying civilization on every human planet throughout the galaxy. Nothing can contain or stop them despite the lensmen's best efforts until one destroys the home and family of "Storm" Cloud, brilliant atomic physicist. The tragedy triggers actions on his part that pit him one-on-one against the horrible vortices. Introducing "storm" Cloud as THE Vortex Blaster
By: E.E. “Doc” Smith (1890-1965)
“Doc” E.E. Smith pretty much invented the space opera genre, and Triplanetary is a good and well-known example. Physics, time, and politics never stand in the way of a plot that gallops ahead without letup. Having earned a PhD in chemical engineering, it’s understandable that the heroes of Smith’s story are all scientists. He didn’t want to be constrained by the limits of known science, however, so in his hands the electromagnetic spectrum becomes a raw material to be molded into ever-more amazing and lethal forms, and the speed of light is no bar to traveling through the interstellar void...
By: Eando Binder
|Shipwreck in the Sky|
By: Earl W. Phelan (1900-1993)
Radioisotopes in Medicine
Radioisotopes in Medicine is an educational booklet published in 1966 as part of the Understanding the Atom series by the United States Atomic Energy Commission. Written in clear language for the general public, the booklet covers the diagnostic and therapeutic uses of radioactive isotopes like technetium 99m and iodine 131.
By: Eberhard Dennert (1861-1942)
|At the Deathbed of Darwinism A Series of Papers|
By: Ed Clark
The author explores the effects of condensation and evaporation as they relate to the success of a beehive. The results of various experiments and the author's thoughts are given.
By: Ed Krol
|Hitchhiker's Guide to the Internet|
By: Ed M. Clinton (1926-2006)
By: Edgar Fahs Smith (1854-1928)
|Priestley in America 1794-1804|