Life Sciences

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…

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 Origin Of Species by Means of Natural Selection (version 2)

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Charles Darwin


This is the 6th and last edition of "On The Origin of Species" with all additions and corrections, often considered the Definitive…

A Problem in Modern Ethics

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John Addington Symonds


“Society lies under the spell of ancient terrorism and coagulated errors. Science is either wilfully hypocritical or radically misinformed.”…

Chemical Phenomena in Life

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Frederick Czapek


Published in 1911 as part of the "Harper's Library of Living Thought," this volume presents an introduction to the chemistry of ce…

The Outline of Science, Vol 3

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J. Arthur Thomson


The Outline of Science was written specifically with the man-on-the-street in mind as the target audience. Covering scientific subjects rang…

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…

Experiments in Plant Hybridisation

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Gregor Mendel


Gregor Mendel was an Augustinian monk in the St. Thomas monastery in Brno. His seminal paper "Experiments in Plant Hybridization" …

History of Biology

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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…

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…

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…

The Elements of Botany

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Asa Gray


The book is intended to ground beginners in Structural Botany and the principles of vegetable life, mainly as concerns Flowering or Phanerog…

Evolution Creatrice

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Henri Bergson


Creative Evolution (French: L'Évolution créatrice) is a 1907 book by French philosopher Henri Bergson. Its English translation…

The Elements of Anatomy and Physiology

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William Ruschenberger


The Elements of Anatomy and Physiology is one in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. Th…

Constructive Beekeeping

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Ed Clark


The author explores the effects of condensation and evaporation as they relate to the success of a beehive. The results of various experimen…

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…

Aristotle's Masterpiece

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Pseudo-Aristotle


Aristotle's Masterpiece, also known as The Works of Aristotle, the Famous Philosopher, is a sex manual and a midwifery book that was popular…

Het Ontstaan der Soorten

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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 Natural History Volume 4

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Pliny the Elder


Naturalis Historia (Latin for "Natural History") is an encyclopedia published circa AD 77-79 by Pliny the Elder. It is one of the …

On the Parts of Animals

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Aristotle


On the Parts of Animals (Greek: ΠΕΡΙ ΖΩΩΝ ΜΟΡΙΩΝ; Latin: De Partibus Animalium) by Aristotle (ΑΡΙΣΤΟΤΕΛΗΣ). The first book asks whether anim…

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