Science

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…

Ten Books on Architecture

Read by Fredrik Karlsson


Marcus Vitruvius Pollio


On Architecture is a treatise on architecture written by the Roman architect Vitruvius and dedicated to his patron, the emperor Caesar Augus…

The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Part 1

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Charles Darwin


A book on evolutionary theory by English naturalist Charles Darwin, first published in 1871. It was Darwin's second great book on evolutiona…

The New Atlantis

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Francis Bacon and Sir Francis Bacon


In 1623, Francis Bacon expressed his aspirations and ideas in New Atlantis. Released in 1627, this was his creation of an ideal land where p…

Organic Gardener's Composting

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Steve Solomon


The art and science of composting is presented in a humorous and readable manner from the basic elements to the in-depth science. An entire …

Philosophy and Fun of Algebra

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Mary Everest Boole


Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916) was born Mary Everest in England and spent her early years in France. She married mathematician George Boole.…

Through the Brazilian Wilderness

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Theodore Roosevelt


Roosevelt's popular book Through the Brazilian Wilderness describes his expedition into the Brazilian jungle in 1913 as a member of the Roos…

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers and United States Army Corps Of Engineers


This is the official report, published nearly 11 months after the first and only atomic bombings in history (to date), of a group of militar…

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…

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…

Parva Naturalia

Read by Geoffrey Edwards


Aristotle


Parva Naturalia [the "short treatises on nature" (a conventional Latin title first used by Giles of Rome)] is a collection of book…

The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

Read by Roger Melin


Edward J. Ruppelt


'Straight from the horse's mouth', as they say. Edward Ruppelt was the first head of the U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book, the official pr…

Notes on Nursing

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Florence Nightingale


Notes on Nursing was published in 1859 and is a fascinating view into the theories underpinning the early development of modern nursing and …

The South Pole; an account of the Norwegian Antarctic expedition in the Fram, 1…

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Roald Amundsen


In contrast to Scott's South Pole expedition, Amundsen's expedition benefited from good equipment, appropriate clothing, and a fundamentally…

Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway

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Steve Solomon


Gardening expert Steve Solomon has written extensively on gardening techniques for the home gardener. Water conservation is the focus of thi…

Book of the Damned

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Charles Hoy Fort


The Book of the Damned was the first published nonfiction work of the author Charles Fort (first edition 1919). Dealing with various types o…

Prime Numbers

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Unknown


A recording of the first 2000 prime numbers (2-17389). Recommended listening for all math geeks and insomniacs!

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…

Secrets of the Woods

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William J. Long


The unique merit of this nature student rests in his fascinating style of writing, which invariably interests young and old; for without thi…

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