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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…

Pioneers of Science

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Oliver Lodge


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 Flying Saucers are Real

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Donald Keyhoe


The Flying Saucers are Real is a book that investigates numerous encounters between USAF fighters, personnel, and other aircraft, and UFOs b…

Great Astronomers

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Robert Stawell Ball


Of all the natural sciences there is not one which offers such sublime objects to the attention of the inquirer as does the science of astro…

Theory of Colours

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Newton's observations on the optical spectrum were widely accepted but Goethe noticed the difference between the scientific explanation and …

The Science - History of the Universe Vol. 1: Astronomy

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Francis Rolt-Wheeler


Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The first volume is on Astronomy written by Waldemar Kaempffert. This book brie…

My Inventions and Other Works

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Nikola Tesla


Between February and October 1919, Nikola Tesla submitted many articles to the magazine Electrical Experimenter. The most famous of these wo…

Golden mean to 5000 digits

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Jerry Bonnell


The golden section is a line segment sectioned into two according to the golden ratio. The total length a+b is to the longer segment a as a …

The Science - History of the Universe Vol. 3: Physics & Electricity

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Francis Rolt-Wheeler


Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The third volume is on physics written by George Matthew and on electricity wri…

Masters of Space

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Walter Kellogg Towers


This is the story of talking at a distance, of sending messages through space. It is the story of great men—Morse, Thomson, Bell, Marconi, a…

Practical Talks by an Astronomer

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Harold Jacoby


The present volume has not been designed as a systematic treatise on astronomy. There are many excellent books of that kind, suitable for se…

The Einstein Theory of Relativity

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Hendrik A. Lorentz


When Albert Einstein published his first paper on relativity theory, it caused a stir in the physicists' community. When more and more evide…

The New Physics and Its Evolution

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Lucien Poincaré


The end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century marked a new era in the study of physics. It seemed as though everything that was thou…

A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century

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Agnes Mary Clerke


A Popular History of Astronomy during the Nineteenth Century was thought to be Agnes Mary Clerke's greatest work. It covers developments mad…

The Martyrs of Science, or, the Lives of Galileo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler

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David Brewster


“The martyrs of Science” gives a brief biography of Galileo, Brahe and Kepler. These three men played a pivotal role in the scientific revol…

The Story of Eclipses

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George F. Chambers


Solar eclipses have both frightened and fascinated humankind for thousands of years. At first believed to be caused by angry gods punishing …

The Mysterious Universe


James Jeans


One of the earliest of the popular science book genre, it is a philosophical summary of the new physics of the era by a leading British phys…

Memoir and Correspondence of Caroline Herschel

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Margaret Herschel


For many people, the name Caroline Herschel will be unfamiliar, but she was one of the most significant women on the English scientific scen…

One Hundred Proofs That the Earth Is Not a Globe

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William Carpenter


A bit of pseudo-science that will baffle, confuse, and amaze! Until the Space Age, there was little every-day, self-evident proof that the e…

Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds

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Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle


This book is a popular science book written in the late 1600s. It is written as a series of conversations between a gallant philosopher and …

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