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Walden

Read by Gord Mackenzie


Henry David Thoreau


Walden by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s lif…

The Secret Garden (version 2)

Read by Karen Savage


Frances Hodgson Burnett


Orphaned Mary Lennox is sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire, and finds herself in a house full of secrets and mysteries.

Easy Lessons in Einstein

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Edwin E. Slosson


Published in 1920, Slosson’s Easy Lessons in Einstein is one of the first popularizations of Einstein’s theory of relativity. This book is m…

The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

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Charles Darwin


Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary…

Leaves of Grass

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Walt Whitman


American poet Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, is a collection of poems notable for its frank delight in and praise of the senses, during…

Life on the Mississippi

Read by John Greenman


Mark Twain


Life on the Mississippi is a memoir by Mark Twain detailing his days as a steamboat pilot on the Mississippi River before the American Civil…

Nature

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Ralph Waldo Emerson


Nature is a short essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson published anonymously in 1836. It is in this essay that the foundation of transcendentalism i…

Anatomy of the Human Body, Part 1 (Gray's Anatomy)

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Henry Gray


Henry Gray's classic anatomy textbook was first published in 1858 and has been in continuous publication ever since, revised and expanded th…

Sidelights on Relativity

Read by Paul Adams


Albert Einstein


Sidelights on Relativity contains ETHER AND THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY, an address delivered on May 5th, 1920, in the University of Leyden; an…

The Call of the Wild (Version 3)

Read by Mark F. Smith


Jack London


Buck is living a happy life in California until he is sold to pay a gambling debt. Taken to the Klondike to become a sled dog, Buck must tou…

Os Sertões

Read by Leni


Euclides Da Cunha


Os Sertões é um livro brasileiro, escrito por Euclides da Cunha e publicado em 1902. Trata da Guerra de Canudos (1896-1897), n…

Selected Poems of Robert Frost

Read by Becky Miller


Robert Frost


Robert Frost, who lived from March 26, 1874 to January 29, 1963, was a winner of 4 Pulitzer prizes and one of America’s best loved poets. Th…

The Burgess Animal Book for Children

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Thornton W. Burgess


Peter Rabbit goes to school, with Mother Nature as his teacher. In this zoology book for children, Thornton W. Burgess describes the mammals…

The Swiss Family Robinson (Version 2)

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Johann David Wyss


First published in 1812, The Swiss Family Robinson may sometimes seem old-fashioned to modern readers, especially the family’s attitude towa…

My First Summer in the Sierra

Read by Adrian Praetzellis


John Muir


The journal of nature-lover John Muir who spent the summer of 1869 walking California’s Sierra Nevada range. From French Bar to Mono Lake an…

Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

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Jerome K. Jerome


Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog), published in 1889, is a humorous account by Jerome K. Jerome of a boating holiday on the Th…

The Burgess Bird Book for Children

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Thornton W. Burgess


The Burgess Bird Book for Children is a zoology book written in the form of a story featuring Peter Rabbit. Peter learns from his friend Je…

Physics

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Aristotle


Physics (Greek: Φυσικὴ ἀκρόασις; Latin: Physica, or Physicae Auscultationes) discusses concepts including: substance, accident, the infinite…

Just So Stories (version 2)

Read by Kara Shallenberg


Rudyard Kipling


The stories, first published in 1902, are fantastic accounts of how various natural phenomena came about. The original editions of Just So S…

A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

Read by Laura Caldwell


Isabella L. Bird


Isabella Bird began travelling while in her early twenties to help alleviate illness that had plagued her since childhood. She was a single …

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