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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

Read by J. M. Smallheer


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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A Short Discourse Concerning Pestilential Contagion, and the Methods to Be Used…

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Richard Mead


This is a work written about the plague in France and how to prevent its spread. It is considered an important historical work for the unde…

History of Biology

Read by J. M. Smallheer


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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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 Admittedly a lot of the scientific tests have been superseded, but the ba…

Discours sur les sciences et les arts

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Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Le Discours sur les sciences et les arts est un texte de Jean-Jacques Rousseau écrit dans le cadre du concours de l’Académe de…

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 …

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…

Het Ontstaan der Soorten

Read by Jozef van Giel


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 …

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…

Cloud Studies

Read by Jennifer Dallman


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…

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