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On the Nature of Things (Watson translation)

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Titus Lucretius Carus


Written in the first century b.C., On the Nature of Things (in Latin, De Rerum Natura) is a poem in six books that aims at explaining the Ep…

The Origin Of Species by Means of Natural Selection (version 2)

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Charles Darwin


This is the 6th and last edition of "On The Origin of Species" with all additions and corrections, often considered the Definitive…

A Problem in Modern Ethics

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John Addington Symonds


“Society lies under the spell of ancient terrorism and coagulated errors. Science is either wilfully hypocritical or radically misinformed.”…

Chemical Phenomena in Life

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Frederick Czapek


Published in 1911 as part of the "Harper's Library of Living Thought," this volume presents an introduction to the chemistry of ce…

Experiments in Plant Hybridisation

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Gregor Mendel


Gregor Mendel was an Augustinian monk in the St. Thomas monastery in Brno. His seminal paper "Experiments in Plant Hybridization" …

The Science - History of the Universe Vol. 5: Biology

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Francis Rolt-Wheeler


Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The fifth volume is on Biology written by Caroline E. Stackpole. It discusses b…

Bacteria in Daily Life

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Grace Coleridge Frankland


The author provides a fascinating look at the emerging science of bacteriology at the start of the twentieth century including early progres…

The Mason-Bees

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Jean-Henri Fabre


This is more than a book about bees and their lives; the author talks about his cats, red ants, and insect psychology in general. Jean Hen…

History of Biology

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Louis Compton Miall


A history of biology from ancient times to Darwin and Pasteur by Louis Compton Miall, Professor of Biology, Fellow of the Royal Society, Ful…

The Elements of Botany

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Asa Gray


The book is intended to ground beginners in Structural Botany and the principles of vegetable life, mainly as concerns Flowering or Phanerog…

Constructive Beekeeping

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Ed Clark


The author explores the effects of condensation and evaporation as they relate to the success of a beehive. The results of various experimen…

Het Ontstaan der Soorten

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Charles Darwin


Het ontstaan der soorten (Engels: The Origin of Species) is het bekendste boek van de Britse bioloog Charles Darwin. In het boek zet Darwin …

Discourses: Biological and Geological

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Thomas Henry Huxley


Thomas Henry Hux­ley was an English biologist (comparative anatomist). He was the most effective supporter of Darwin's Theory of Evoluti…

The Elements of Anatomy and Physiology

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William Ruschenberger


The Elements of Anatomy and Physiology is one in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. Th…

Evolution Creatrice

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Henri Bergson


Creative Evolution (French: L'Évolution créatrice) is a 1907 book by French philosopher Henri Bergson. Its English translation…

Organic Evolution

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Richard Swann Lull


Organic Evolution is a college textbook that describes the mechanism of biological evolution by natural selection. It then explores the evid…

Dinosaurs, With Special Reference to the American Museum Collections

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William Diller Matthew


America has had a fascination with dinosaurs, particularly since the wild enthusiasm of Jurassic Park and its sequels. The term "dinosa…

On the Parts of Animals

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Aristotle


On the Parts of Animals (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΖΩΩΝ ΜΟΡΙΩΝ; Latin: De Partibus Animalium) by Aristotle (ΑΡΙΣΤΟΤΕΛΗΣ). The first book asks whether anim…

Half Hours With the Lower Animals

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Charles Holder


This book is devoted to the study of invertebrate animals. While most people associate the word "animal" with fish, amphibians, re…

Radioisotopes in Medicine

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Earl W. Phelan


Radioisotopes in Medicine is an educational booklet published in 1966 as part of the Understanding the Atom series by the United States Atom…

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