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VI: Germany, Austria and Hungary, Part 3

In Around the World on a Bicycle, Vol. 1

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Thomas Stevens


Thomas Stevens was the first person to circle the globe by bicycle, a large-wheeled Ordinary. His journey started in April 1884 in San Franc…

Miss Isabella Bird

In Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century

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W. H. Davenport Adams


The nineteenth century saw the expansion in popularity of travel among the wealthy. Add to this the independence more women were enjoying as…

The Greenland Whale

In Birds and Nature, Vol. XI, No 1, January 1902

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"Birds and Nature" was a monthly publication of the Nature Study Publishing Company of Chicago. It includes short poems, anecdotes…

My Inventions Part 4: The Discovery of the Tesla Coil and Transformer

In My Inventions and Other Works

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Nikola Tesla


Between February and October 1919, Nikola Tesla submitted many articles to the magazine Electrical Experimenter. The most famous of these wo…

Kapitel 1 - 2

In Das Spinnennetz

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Joseph Roth


Theodor Lohse beschließt den 1. Weltkrieg als unbedeutender Leutnant und findet Arbeit als Hauslehrer beim reichen Juden Efrussi. Dort…

The Simplon Tunnel

In The Romance of Modern Engineering

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Archibald Williams


As it would be impossible to treat, in the compass of a few hundred pages, all the great engineering feats of modern times without reducing …

Chapter XXIII - An Electric Postal System

In The Romance of Modern Mechanism

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Archibald Williams


In 1910, when this book was published, the advancement of modern mechanism was still moving at a rapid pace. It must have seemed like very d…

Ferdinand De Lesseps--Chief Promoter of the Suez Canal

In Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 087

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Anonymous


"Certitude is not the test of certainty." This pithy phrase is from Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr's essay on Natural Law, one of…

How Batteries Were Invented

In The Romance of Modern Electricity

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Charles R. Gibson


From the series, The Library of Romance, this book introduces the reader to the modern concepts of electricity. The author discusses how ma…

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