Life Sciences

The Science - History of the Universe Vol. 6: Zoology & Botany

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Francis Rolt-Wheeler

Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The sixth volume is on Zoology written by Dr. WM. D. Matthew and on Botany writ…

The Life of the Fly, With Which are Interspersed Some Chapters of Autobiography

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Jean-Henri Fabre

The title tells all, along with other observations on insect life from the famed accidental entomologist of 19th Century France.. - Summary …

Brain and Personality, or the Physical Relations of the Brain to the Mind

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William Hanna Thomson

One of the earlier works on brain science, relating what was then known or conjectured about the connection between the physical brain and t…

The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks from 25 August 1768-12 July 1771

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Joseph Banks

In this Journal, Joseph Banks records almost daily observations of the journey of the ship the Endeavour on the first of James Cook’s voyage…

Our Vanishing Wild Life

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William T. Hornaday

We are weary of witnessing the greed, selfishness and cruelty of "civilized" man toward the wild creatures of the earth. We are si…

Letters to a Friend, Written to Mrs. Ezra S. Carr, 1866-1879

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John Muir

When John Muir was a student in the University of Wisconsin he was a frequent caller at the house of Dr. Ezra S. Carr. The kindness shown hi…


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Robert Hooke

Published in 1665, this is the first publication of the Royal Society and considered to be the first scientific best-seller. As opposed to t…

The Elements of Mammalogy

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William Ruschenberger

The Elements of Mammalogy is one of seven in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. This s…

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…

Beknopte uiteenzetting van de theorie van Darwin over het ontstaan der plant- e…

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Julius Dub

Populair-wetenschappelijke, verkorte weergave van Charles Darwins baanbrekende boek "Het ontstaan der soorten", ca. 10 jaar na de …

The Genetic Effects of Radiation

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Isaac Asimov

This is a book in the "Understanding the Atom Series" from the Division of Technical Information, U. S. Atomic Energy Commission. …

The Book of Love

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Paolo Mantegazza

Translated from Italian, it delves into the physiology of love from a scientific standpoint, in beautiful writing.

Man and His Ancestor: A Study in Evolution

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Charles Morris

An examination of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and subsequent texts, written for the general public at the turn of the twentieth cen…

Infection and Immunity

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George M. Sternberg

Infection and Immunity with Special Reference to the Prevention of Infectious Diseases presents a subject that is as relevant today as it wa…

Man and Nature on the Broads

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Arthur Henry Patterson

From its man-made origins as a consequence of medieval peat excavations, the Broads of Norfolk and Suffolk have evolved into a natural ecosy…

Dragons of the Air

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Harry Seeley

Sir Richard Owen coined the term "dinosaur" ("Terrible Reptile" or "Fearfully Great Reptile") in the 19th cent…

Notes of An East Coast Naturalist

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Arthur Henry Patterson

Arthur Henry Patterson was a self-taught naturalist with an immeasurable knowledge and perspicacity of the Broadland region’s flora and faun…

The Brain and the Voice in Speech and Song

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Frederick Walker Mott

From the Preface: "The contents of this little book formed the subject of three lectures delivered at the Royal Institution "On th…

Amphibians and Reptiles in Captivity

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Robert N Bader, Donald J Coxwell and Thomas R. Johnson

In recent years the number of people interested in keeping amphibians and reptiles in captivity has grown rapidly. All too often, these same…

Generation of Animals

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Generation of Animals (or On the Generation of Animals; Greek: Περὶ ζῴων γενέσεως (Peri Zoion Geneseos); Latin: De Generatione Animalium) …

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