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|
By: New Zealand Committee
|Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the Various Aspects of the Problem of Abortion in New Zealand|
By: New Zealand. Committee of Inquiry into Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders
|Mental Defectives and Sexual Offenders Report of the Committee of Inquiry Appointed by the Hon. Sir Maui Pomare, K.B.E., C.M.G., Minister of Health|
By: New Zealand. Committee of the Board of Health
|Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922) Report of the Special Committee of the Board of Health appointed by the Hon. Minister of Health|
By: New Zealand. Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents
|Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents|
By: Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Machiavelli has created a ruthless guide on how to rule the country in his volume "The Prince". The book is dedicated to Lorenzo De Medici, the ruler of Florence. The author explains in simple language about the nature of great men and the characters of the government. The first chapter gives an outline of the book discussing various styles of ruling as a prince, character traits that a ruler should have and the political situation of Italy in the 16th century. The book is composed of 26 chapters which fall into four major sections...
|Machiavelli, Volume I|
By: Nixon Waterman (1859-1944)
|The Girl Wanted|
By: Norman Spinrad (1940-)
By: Olaudah Equiano (1745-1797)
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, Or Gustavus Vassa, The African
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, written in 1789, is the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano. It discusses his time spent in slavery, serving primarily on galleys, documents his attempts at becoming an independent man through his study of the Bible, and his eventual success in gaining his own freedom and in business thereafter. The book contains an interesting discussion of slavery in West Africa and illustrates how the experience differs from the dehumanising slavery of the Americas...
By: Olive Schreiner (1855-1920)
|Woman and Labour|
By: Olive Thorne Miller (1831-1918)
|A Bird-Lover in the West|
|Little Brothers of the Air|
|In Nesting Time|
By: Oliver Herford (1863-1935)
|A Child's Primer Of Natural History|
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: Oliver T. (Oliver Thomas) Osborne (1862-1940)
|Disturbances of the Heart|
By: Ontario. Ministry of Education
|Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study|
By: Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803-1876)
|The American Republic : constitution, tendencies and destiny|
By: Orin Fowler (1791-1852)
|A Disquisition on the Evils of Using Tobacco and the Necessity of Immediate and Entire Reformation|
By: Oscar D. Skelton (1878-1941)
Chronicles of Canada Volume 32 - The Railway Builders: A Chronicle of Overland Highways
When the pace of railroad construction slackened in 1914, Canada had achieved a remarkable position in the railway world. Only five other countries—the United States, Russia, Germany, India, and, by a small margin, France—possessed a greater mileage; and, relatively to population, none came anywhere near her. This is the story of how Canada became a country stitched together by rail.
By: Ossama Othman
|Debian GNU/Linux : Guide to Installation and Usage|
By: Otto Hermann Kahn (1867-1934)
|Government Ownership of Railroads, and War Taxation|
By: P. Chalmers (Peter Chalmers) Mitchell (1864-1945)
|Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work|
By: P. Hampson
|The Romance of Mathematics Being the Original Researches of a Lady Professor of GirthamCollege in Polemical Science|
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Yoga sutras by Patanjali is a seminal work in yoga, this book is more about control of mind and the true goal of yoga. The sutras are extremely brief, and the translation in neat English makes it very easy for people to understand the ancient Sanskrit text. It starts with the birth and growth of spiritual man through the control of mind. In all, this is a "all in one" book for yoga philosophy written by the master himself.
By: Patrick Fahy
|The Mightiest Man|
By: Paul Ehrlich (1854-1915)
Histology of the Blood
This is a textbook on the science of blood and bloodwork by (1908) Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Paul Ehrlich. Should appeal to hematologists, phlebotomists, and just plain folks interested in how our bodies work.
By: Paul Ernst (1899-1985)
|The Red Hell of Jupiter|
|The Planetoid of Peril|
|The Raid on the Termites|
|The Radiant Shell|
By: Paul Lohrman
|The Big Tomorrow|
By: Paul Myron Anthony Linebarger (1913-1966)
|The Game of Rat and Dragon|
By: Paul W. Fairman (1916-1977)
|Ten From Infinity|
|The Beasts in the Void|
By: Pauline Ashwell (1928-)
|The Lost Kafoozalum|
By: Peter A. (Peter Alexander) Speek (1873-)
|A Stake in the Land|
By: Peter Baily
By: Peter C. Welsh
|Woodworking Tools 1600-1900|
By: Peter Kropotkin (1842-1921)
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution is a book by Peter Kropotkin on the subject of mutual aid, written while he was living in exile in England. It was first published by William Heinemann in London in October 1902. The individual chapters had originally been published in 1890-96 as a series of essays in the British monthly literary magazine, Nineteenth Century. Written partly in response to Social Darwinism and in particular to Thomas H. Huxley’s Nineteenth Century essay, The Struggle for Existence, Kropotkin’s book drew on his experiences in scientific expeditions in Siberia to illustrate the phenomenon of cooperation...
The Conquest of bread
In this work, Kropotkin points out what he considers to be the fallacies of the economic systems of feudalism and capitalism, and how he believes they create poverty and scarcity while promoting privilege. He goes on to propose a more decentralised economic system based on mutual aid and voluntary cooperation, asserting that the tendencies for this kind of organisation already exist, both in evolution and in human society.
By: Philip José Farmer (1918-2009)
|They Twinkled Like Jewels|
By: Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)
The Crystal Crypt & Beyond the Door
Two early science fiction stories by the wonderful craftsman, Philip K. Dick. In the Crystal Crypt, taken from the 1954 Planet Stories, the war between Mars and Terra is about to erupt and earth has only merchants and salesmen to fight; can they carry out their mission? Beyond the Door is a story that asks and answers the question: what lives beyond the door? And is it dangerous?
The terrible destruction of total nuclear war between the Western and Eastern Blocks has succeeded in sterilizing the surface of the earth. No living creature can now exist there and all humans on both sides, have fled to the hives built miles below the surface where they constantly work to produce the war materials necessary to carry on the battle. For 8 years now, the actual fighting between these super powers has been conducted by robots known as Ledeys since only they can sustain the terrible levels of radiation caused by the constant bombardment...
Beyond Lies the Wub & The Skull
Two stories in the inimitable Philip Dick style. What is a Wub? A 400 pound slovenly, fat, ungainly, drooling animal that looks like a cross between a walrus and an enormous hog? Well, yes that is pretty much what he looks like and for 50 cents, a good bargain no matter how he tastes. The hungry spaceship crew expect to find out. Of course the Wub may not entirely agree but it doesn't have much to say about it. The second story, The Skull, is a skilful mesh of time travel, unscrupulous governments, prisoners, and religion. With an assassin thrown in for good measure. Enjoy!
By: Philip W. Bishop
|The Beginnings of Cheap Steel|
By: Plague Ship (1912-2005)
The sequel to Plague Ship, Voodoo Planet finds the Solar Queen banned from trade and starting her supposed quiet two-year stint as an interstellar mail carrier. But instead her crew accepts a visit to the safari planet of Khatka, where they find themselves caught in a battle between the forces of reason and the powers of Khatka’s mind-controlling wizard.
By: Plato (424-348 BC)
Νόμοι (Laws) is Plato's final dialogue written after his attempt to advise the tyrant Dionysius II of Syracuse. The dialogue takes place between: an Athenian Stranger (Socrates? A god in human form?); the quiet Lacedaemonian Megillus; and the Cretan Cleinias. The Stranger asks whether humans live to be more effective at waging war or if there is something more important a legislator should seek to achieve. During their pilgrimage Cleinias discloses his role in the establishment of a new colony...
By: Poul Anderson (1926-2001)
“Security”, tells the story of a compartmentalized government physicist ordered by secret police to complete experiments aimed at developing a new weapon. He is brought to a hidden space station and put in charge of the project but there are many questions. In a world of spies watching spies it’s sometimes hard to know what’s patriotic. -- Poul Anderson was a Golden Age Science Fiction and Fantasy author. “Security” first appeared in the magazine “Space Science Fiction” in February of 1953
By: Poul William Anderson (1926-2001)
|Duel on Syrtis|
|The Sensitive Man|
By: Pye Henry Chavasse (1810-1879)
|Advice to a Mother on the Management of Her Children|