Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 015

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A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independently…

The Elements of Entomology

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William Ruschenberger

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

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 4

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National Geographic Society

National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 4 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: Irrigation in California Round about Asheville…

Star Stories for Little Folks

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Gertrude Chandler Warner

Gertrude Chandler Warner, known mainly for her "Boxcar Children" series of mystery books, published this small book of Astronomy, …

Histology of the Blood

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Paul Ehrlich

This is a textbook on the science of blood and bloodwork by (1908) Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Paul Ehrlich. Should appeal to hematologists, phl…

Woman in Science

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John Augustine Zahm

A history of woman's role in science through the ages and the many contributions she has made. (summary by Guero)

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 006

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A collection of fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were inde…

Treatise on Light

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Christiaan Huygens

Treatise on Light was published in 1690 and is probably the largest scientific volume on light published before Newton's Opticks. The book e…

The Insect Folk

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Margaret Warner Morley

Through delightful outings with her students, a teacher introduces her class to the fascinating world of insects. She encourages her student…

Criminal Investigation: a Practical Handbook for Magistrates, Police Officers a…

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Hans Gross

Reputedly inspired by the Sherlock Holmes stories, Austrian criminal jurist and examining magistrate Hans Gross wrote the first handbook on …

Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the…

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Alexander Von Humboldt

In Volume 2 of “The Personal Narrative”, Alexander von Humboldt and the botanist Aimé Bonpland continue their travels, beginning at L…

Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes, and Other Papers

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John Burroughs

Probably no other American writer has a greater sympathy with, and a keener enjoyment of, country life in all its phases—farming, camping, f…

Is Mars Habitable?

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Alfred Russel Wallace

In 1907 Wallace wrote the short book Is Mars Habitable? to criticize the claims made by Percival Lowell that there were Martian canals built…

The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire

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Charles Morris and Charles Mclean Andrews

The first half of this book describes the devastating earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906, and the subsequent destruction caused by fi…

The Seven Follies of Science

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John Phin

The seven follies of science; a popular account of the most famous scientific impossibilities and the attempts which have been made to solve…

Twentieth Century Inventions: A Forecast

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George Sutherland

This work from 1901 predicts what technological developments will manifest in the twentieth century. The author, a technical journalist, pre…

First Fifty Digits of Pi

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Scott Hemphill

56 flavors of Pi proudly produced by LibriVox volunteers to celebrate Pi Day, 2008. (3/14) Don't worry, you don't have to listen to an infin…

LibriVox 6th Anniversary Collection

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Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

What do you do for a sixth anniversary? We challenged our readers to find any short works which had 'six' in the title - in any language. Th…

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