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The Autobiography of Charles Darwin

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Charles Darwin


The Autobiography of Charles Darwin is the autobiography of the British naturalist Charles Darwin which was published in 1887, five years af…

My Life and Work

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Henry Ford


Henry Ford profiles the events that shaped his personal philosophy, and the challenges he overcame on the road to founding the Ford Motor Co…

The World Set Free

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H. G. Wells


The World Set Free is a novel published in 1914 by H. G. Wells. The book is considered a prophetical novel foretelling the advent of nuclear…

Creative Chemistry

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Edwin E. Slosson


Slosson reviews the transformation of alchemistry from an obscure and imprecise practice to the science of chemistry. Along the way, he expl…

Stories of Inventors

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Russell Doubleday


Doubleday chronicles the history of everyday inventions that form the foundation of technology now common through the world. While some of t…

Old-Time Makers of Medicine

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James Joseph Walsh


Dr. Walsh's Old-Time Makers of Medicine chronicles the history and development of modern medicine from ancient times up to the discovery of …

Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee: A Bee Keeper's Manual

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L. L. Langstroth


Langstroth revolutionized the beekeeping industry by using bee space in his top opened hive. In the summer of 1851 he found that, by leaving…

The Story of Books

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Gertrude Burford Rawlings


Rawlings follows the development of printing from the origins of writing to modern printing. Some of the earliest records are ancient Egypti…

Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air

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Joseph Priestley


Joseph Priestley, FRS (13 March 1733 (O.S.) – 6 February 1804) was an 18th-century English theologian, Dissenting clergyman, natural philoso…

California

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J. Tyrwhitt Brooks


Henry Vizetelly, writing under the pseudonym J. Tyrwhitt Brooks, recalls an expedition to California he took between 1847-1848 . Originally,…

Josephine pt 1

In The Heroines of History

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John S. Jenkins


A look at some of the famous women in European history. Includes biographies on Cleopatra; Isabella of Castile; Joan of Arc; Maria Theresa; …

Josephine pt 2

In The Heroines of History

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John S. Jenkins


A look at some of the famous women in European history. Includes biographies on Cleopatra; Isabella of Castile; Joan of Arc; Maria Theresa; …

10 - The Discovery of Glacier Bay

In Travels in Alaska

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John Muir


In 1879 John Muir went to Alaska for the first time. Its stupendous living glaciers aroused his unbounded interest, for they enabled him to …

18 - My Sled-Trip on the Muir Glacier

In Travels in Alaska

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John Muir


In 1879 John Muir went to Alaska for the first time. Its stupendous living glaciers aroused his unbounded interest, for they enabled him to …

19 - Auroras

In Travels in Alaska

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John Muir


In 1879 John Muir went to Alaska for the first time. Its stupendous living glaciers aroused his unbounded interest, for they enabled him to …

07 - Glenora Peak

In Travels in Alaska

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John Muir


In 1879 John Muir went to Alaska for the first time. Its stupendous living glaciers aroused his unbounded interest, for they enabled him to …

Ch. XI: Volcanoes

In 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…

Ch. XVI: The Cambrian

In 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…

Ch. XVII: The Ordovician and Silurian

In 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…

Ch. XII: Underground Structures of Igneous Origin

In 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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