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Prehistoric Men

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Robert J. Braidwood


This little book, first published in 1948, is part of the Chicago Natural History Popular History series that explains difficult subjects in…

San Francisco Before And After The Earthquake

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William Henry Irwin


As all but Martians know (and who knows, perhaps even they), the city of San Francisco, California, was destroyed by massive earthquake and …

Final Report from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill…

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National Commission On The Bp Deepwater Horizon Oil Spi


On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drill…

National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 1

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National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 1 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: Announcement by the National Geographic Society I…

The Training of a Forester

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Gifford Pinchot


Written by a forester, this book looks at the definition of "forest", what the life of a forester entails, discusses the forest se…

Madam How and Lady Why

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Charles Kingsley


Did you ever wish you knew how to explain natural phenomena such as earthquakes and volcanoes to your children? Search no more, this book ha…

The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones

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John Mastin


This is a good basic introduction to gemstones and their analysis. Admittedly a lot of the scientific tests have been superseded, but the ba…

Meteorology; or Weather Explained

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J. G. M'Pherson


Weather Explained: Fog, clouds, rain, haze, thunder, cyclones, dew point and how to count dust motes are just a few of the 35 topics covered…

Cloud Studies

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Arthur William Clayden


Classification of clouds, and meteorological condition of how they are formed. Written by Arthur W. Clayden, M.A., who was the former princi…

The Science - History of the Universe Vol. 2: Geology

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Francis Rolt-Wheeler


Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The second volume is on Geology written by Harold E. Slade and W. E. Ferguson. …

The Elements of Geology

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William Harmon Norton


Geology is a science of such rapid growth that no apology is expected when from time to time a new text-book is added to those already in th…

National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 3

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National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 3 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: The Rivers and Valleys of Pennsylvania Topographi…

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…

National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 4

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National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 4 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: Irrigation in California Round about Asheville A …

Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest

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Edward Tyson Allen


Written by a forester, this book aims to educate people on the importance of maintaining forests and those events which pose a danger to for…

Peace on Earth, Good-Will to Dogs (version 2)

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Eleanor Hallowell Abbott


If you don't like Christmas stories, don't read this one! And if you don't like dogs I don't know just what to advise you to do! For I war…

Social Sciences at the Department for Continuing Education


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University of Oxford Podcasts

Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences at the Department for Continuing Educat…


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University of Oxford Podcasts

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…

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…

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