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A Catechism of Familiar Things; Their History, and the Events Which Led to Thei…

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This book, a reprint of a successful English publication, has been so enlarged as to be to all intents and purposes new. It has been carefully revised by a Reverend gentleman, who for some time filled the chair of Physics and Chemistry in one of our colleges. Recent inventions and improvements are described in a simple, popular style, so as to be easily understood by all, and short notices are given of prominent inventors and scientists. The paragraphs relating to doctrinal matters conform in every respect to the teachings of the Church. A feature which will commend the book to every teacher is the definitions of difficult words and terms, following the paragraphs in which such words occur. (from the Preface) (7 hr 18 min)


Front matter


Read by Paul Williams

Dew, Water, Rain, Snow, Hail, Atmosphere, Wind, Lightning, Thunder, Electricity…


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Corn, Barley, Pearl Barley, Oats, Rye, Potatoes, Tea, Coffee, and Chocolate


Read by Jonathan Horniblow

Calico, Cotton, Cloth, Wool, Baize, Linen, Flax, Hemp, Diaper, Holland, Canvas,…


Read by Kara Shallenberg

Cocoa, Toddy, Cherries, Bark, Cork, Cochineal, Cloves, Cinnamon, and Cassia


Read by Jonathan Horniblow

Bombazine, Crape, Camlet, Cambric, Lace, Silk, Velvet, and Mohair


Read by Kara Shallenberg

Currants, Raisins, Figs, Rice, Sugar, Sugar Candy, &c.;, Sago, Millet, Ginger, …


Read by Jonathan Horniblow

Glass, Mirrors, Earthenware, Porcelain, Needles, Pins, Paper, Printing, Parchme…


Read by Kara Shallenberg

Capers, Almonds, Oranges, Lemons, Citrons, Limes, Olives, Oils, Melons, Tamarin…


Read by Jonathan Horniblow

Hats, Stockings, Shoes, Gloves, Leather, Furs, and Ink


Read by Kara Shallenberg

Asbestus, Salt, Coal, Iron, Copper, Brass, Zinc, and Lapis Calaminaris


Read by Cori Samuel

Yams, Mangoes, Bread-Fruit, Shea or Butter Tree, Cow Tree, Water Tree, Licorice…


Read by David Barnes

Spectacles, Mariner's Compass, Barometer, Thermometer, Watches, Clocks, Telesco…


Read by Ashwin Jain

Soap, Candles, Tallow Tree, Spermaceti, Wax, Mahogany, India Rubber or Caoutcho…


Read by Sibella Denton

Gold, Silver, Lead, Tin, Platina, Sulphur, Gems or Precious Stones—as Diamonds,…


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

Starch, Arrow-root, Tapioca, Isinglass, Caviare, the Vine, Wine, Gin, Rum, Bran…


Read by Sibella Denton

Bricks, Mortar, Granite, Slate, Limestone, or Calcareous Rocks, Steel, Earths, …


Read by Sibella Denton

Architecture, Sculpture, Use of Money, and Navigation


Read by Kalynda

Music, Painting, Poetry, Astronomy, Arts and Sciences, Art of Writing, and Chem…


Read by Sibella Denton

Attraction, Tides, Gravity, Artesian Wells, Air, Aneroid Barometer, Ear-Trumpet…


Read by rachelellen

Light, Lime Light, Magnesium Light, Electric Light, Rainbow, Prism, Spectrum, C…


Read by Kara Shallenberg

Electricity, Electric Currents, Electric Battery, Electrotyping, Stereotyping, …


Read by Sibella Denton


It didn't grip me

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I'm sorry, but this book just didn't work for me. The interjection of footnotes, which are definitions, breaks the flow, and the explanations seem to bang on about God quite a bit. The read's good, but the material wasn't interesting enough, IMO.