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Instructions to Light Keepers

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United States Lighthouse Board


"Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. July 1, 1881. The following Instructions are published for the guidance of light-kee…

San Francisco Before And After The Earthquake

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William Henry Irwin


As all but Martians know (and who knows, perhaps even they), the city of San Francisco, California, was destroyed by massive earthquake and …

Recordings on MP3 players and other portable devices 'Written in March' (Microp…

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William Wordsworth


This is a project which will allow us to compare recording quality of different mp3 players and portable recording devices. Each reader has …

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

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Charles Babbage


Some men write their lives to save themselves from ennui, careless of the amount they inflict on their readers. Others write their personal…

London (Ancient And Modern) From The Sanitary And Medical Point Of View

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George Vivian Poore


This little book is an expansion of two addresses delivered in January, 1889. One deals with sanitary issues in London. The other deals with…

Time Telling Through the Ages

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Harry Chase Brearley


A history of timekeeping from the stone age through to American mass production, covering timepieces from the sundial and water clock throug…

The Hurricane Hunters

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Ivan Ray Tannehill


This 1955 book by an acknowledged authority is an absorbing account of meteorology before the advent of weather satellites. “This is the li…

The Romance of Modern Invention

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Archibald Williams


This is a volume of exploration into the newest inventions of the turn of the previous century. Journalist Archibald Williams walks the read…

A Treatise on Staff Making and Pivoting

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Eugene Edward Hall


This instruction manual contains complete directions for making and fitting new staffs for watches from raw material. The author refers to s…

John Gutenberg, First Master Printer: His Acts and Most Remarkable Discourses a…

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Franz Von Dingelstedt


This is a brief sketch of the last years of the life of Johannes (John) Gutenberg, the man who invented the movable letter press. We join hi…

Marvels of Modern Science

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Paul Severing


The purpose of this little book is to give a general idea of a few of the great achievements of our time. For instance, the flying machine i…

Umbrellas and Their History

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William Sangster


A whimsically serious look at the umbrella and society. (summary by Clarica)

Fires and Fire-Fighters

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John Kenlon


John Kenlon became a New York City firefighter in 1887, and was appointed Fire Chief in 1911. In 1913, he wrote this authoritative book surv…

Baltimore Hats

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William T. Brigham


It is not impossible that some useful information may be conveyed by this book. Should these pages prove of such service, their cost in labo…

Seeking a Human Spaceflight Program Worthy of a Great Nation

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Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee and Review Of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee


"The [Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans Committee] shall conduct an independent review of ongoing U.S. human space flight plans a…

Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy

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The Commission On Enhancing National Cybersecurity


President Obama formed The President's Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity on April 13, 2016 to develop a plan for protecting cyb…

Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240 Contribu…

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Various


Part of the scholarly and scientific publications of the United States National Museum series: United States National Museum Bulletin.In the…

Little Masterpieces of Science - Invention and Discovery

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George Iles


A collection of essays on various inventions and scientific discoveries, this volume of Little Masterpieces of Science from 1902 includes to…

Report to the President by the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Cha…

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Presidential Commission On The Space Shuttle Challenger


Since being sworn in on February 6, 1986, the Commission has been able to conduct a comprehensive investigation of the Challenger accident. …

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In The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph

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Henry M. Field


Cyrus W. Field had a dream: to link the Old World of Britain and Europe to that of the New World of North America by a telegraph cable stret…

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