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Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement

by Judith B. Tankard Timber Press (November 27, 2018)

“The ever-alluring Arts and Crafts garden…is profoundly relevant to our 21st-century needs.” —Sam Watters, author of Gardens for a Beautiful America

In Gardens of the Arts and Crafts Movement, landscape...

When the Big Blue Bus Was Late

by Mecelin Kakoro African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Bubu and his mother are waiting for the big blue bus to take them to town.

Mr Mkhize's Quarters

by Lorato Trok African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about quarters, and lunch.

Polygon Family

by Lindiwe Tshabalala African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Maths story about shape families. This storybook was made possible by funding from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.

Mr Motaung's Thirds

by Lindiwe Tshabalala African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about thirds, and lunch. This storybook was made possible by a grant from the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust.

On the Origin of Species, 6th Edition

by Charles Darwin Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, in which he writes of his theories of evolution by natural selection, is one of the most important works of scientific study ever published.

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

by Adam Smith Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, generally referred to by its shortened title The Wealth of Nations, is the magnum opus of the Scottish economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith....

Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays

by Bertrand Russell Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Essays on philosophy, religion, science, and mathematics.

The Limits to growth; a report for the Club of Rome's project on the predicament of mankind

by Dennis L. Meadows & Donella H. Meadows Potomac Associates (January 30, 2018)

The Limits to Growth is a 1972 book about the computer modeling of exponential economic and population growth with finite resource supplies. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and commissioned by the Club of...

Great Astronomers:  Edmond Halley

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Edmond Halley,(1656–1742) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist who is best known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet. He was the second Astronomer...

Great Astronomers: Galileo Galilei

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and...

Great Astronomers: Isaac Newton

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1726) was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian who has been considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist...

Great Astronomers:  James Bradley

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

James Bradley (1693–1762) was the English astronomer who served as Astronomer Royal from 1742, succeeding Edmund Halley. He is best known for two fundamental discoveries in astronomy, the aberration of light...

Great Astronomers:  Johannes Kepler

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) derived his mathematical laws of planetary motion from astronomical data meticulously collected by Tycho Brahe, who, as he was dying, beseeched young Kepler to use...

Great Astronomers: Nicolaus Copernicus

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was a mathematician and astronomer who formulated a comprehensive heliocentric model which placed the Sun, rather than the Earth, at the center of the universe, contrary to the...

Great Astronomers:  Pierre-Simon Laplace

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Pierre-Simon, Marquis de Laplace (1749-1827), was a French mathematician and astronomer, sometimes referred to as the French Newton. His work was pivotal to the mathematical development of astronomy, physics,...

Great Astronomers: Tycho Brahe

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

This is the chapter on 16th century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe from Sir Robert S. Ball's Great Astronomers, second edition, which begins: "The most picturesque figure in the history of astronomy ... Tycho...

Great Astronomers:  William Herschel

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Sir Frederick William Herschel, (Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel) (1738–1822) was a German-born British astronomer, telescope maker, and composer. He became famous for the first discovery of a planet not visible...

Great Astronomers:  William Rowan Hamilton

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805–1865) was an Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician who made important contributions to mechanics, optics, and algebra. As a teenager, he mastered parts of Newton's...

Self-Assembled Molecules – New Kind of Protein Ligands: Supramolecular Ligands

by Irena Roterman (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The subject of this book relates to protein ligands with particular structural and complexation properties. They are composed of self-assembled molecules, capable of penetrating as a unit into proteins outside...

Diversity and Evolution of Butterfly Wing Patterns: An Integrative Approach

by Toshio Sekimura (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book facilitates an integrative understanding of the development, genetics and evolution of butterfly wing patterns. To develop a deep and realistic understanding of the diversity and evolution of butterfly...

Interface Oral Health Science 2016: Innovative Research on Biosis–Abiosis Intelligent Interface

by Keiichi Sasaki (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This volume broadens understanding of dentistry and promotes interdisciplinary research across a wide range of related fields, based on the symposium entitled "Innovative Research for Biosis–Abiosis Intelligent...

Ramblings of a Mad Scientist: 100 Ideas for a Stranger Tomorrow

by Zimmer Barnes Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Inventor notebooks, once considered hidden treasure troves of creativity, have fallen out of fashion. Zimmer Barnes’ “Ramblings of a Mad Scientist” marks their roaring comeback. This collection invigorates...

Anti-Vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain: A Social History

by A.W.H. Bates Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book explores the social history of the anti-vivisection movement in Britain from its nineteenth-century beginnings until the 1960s. It discusses the ethical...

Energy Poverty

by Stefan Bouzarovski Palgrave Macmillan (January 30, 2018)

This open access book aims to consolidate and advance debates on European and global energy poverty by exploring the political and infrastructural drivers and implications of the condition across a variety of...

Aquaculture Perspective of Multi-Use Sites in the Open Ocean: The Untapped Potential for Marine Resources in the Anthropocene

by Bela H. Buck (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This volume addresses the potential for combining large-scale marine aquaculture of macroalgae, molluscs, crustaceans, and finfish, with offshore structures, primarily those associated with energy production,...

Model-Based Demography: Essays on Integrating Data, Technique and Theory

by Thomas K. Burch Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Late in a career of more than sixty years, Thomas Burch, an internationally known social demographer, undertook a wide-ranging methodological critique of demography. This open access volume contains a selection...

Fast Fourier Transforms

by C. Sidney Burrus (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book focuses on the discrete Fourier transform (DFT), discrete convolution, and, particularly, the fast algorithms to calculate them. These topics have been at the center of digital signal processing since...

European Handbook of Crowdsourced Geographic Information

by Cristina Capineri (editor) Ubiquity Press (January 30, 2018)

This book focuses on the study of the remarkable new source of geographic information that has become available in the form of user-generated content accessible over the Internet through mobile and Web applications....

Pro Git

by Scott Chacon Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

Git is the version control system developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development. It took the open source world by storm since its inception in 2005, and is used by small development shops and giants...

Bayesian Methods in the Search for MH370

by Jason Williams, Mark Rutten, Ian Holland & Neil Gordon et al. Springer Open (March 27, 2018)

On 7 March 2014 at 16:42,1 Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 departed from Kuala Lumpur (KL) International Airport bound for Beijing. There was a total of 239 persons on board (227 passengers and 12 crew). The...

The Gene Ontology Handbook

by Christophe Dessimoz (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book provides a practical and self-contained overview of the Gene Ontology (GO), the leading project to organize biological knowledge on genes and their products across genomic resources. Written for biologists...

CONTENT: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future

by Cory Doctorow Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Hailed by Bruce Sterling as “a political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer, entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek,” the Internet’s favorite high-tech culture maven is celebrated...

Physical Geology

by Steven Earle Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

"Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass...

Institutional Reform for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: An Agenda for Europe

by Niklas Elert Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

The European Union suffers from an innovation deficit, which must be remedied if the EU is to improve the quality of life of its citizens and remain competitive in the global marketplace. In order to do so,...

Eugenics and Other Evils

by Gilbert Keith Chesterton Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

From the introduction:

"I publish these essays at the present time for a particular reason connected with the present situation; a reason which I should like briefly to emphasise and make clear.

Though most of...

Great Astronomers:  John Flamsteed

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

John Flamsteed (1646-1719) was an English astronomer, a contemporary of Isaac Newton, and the first Astronomer Royal in charge of the newly built observatory at Greenwich, England (1676). Although he made no...

Great Astronomers:  William Parsons (3rd Earl of Rosse)

by Robert Stawell Ball Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

William Parsons, the 3rd Earl of Rosse, (1800–1867) was an Anglo-Irish astronomer who made several large telescopes. His 72-inch telescope, the "Leviathan", built in 1845, was the world's largest telescope...


by Henry David Thoreau Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in...

It's a Long Road to a Tomato

by Keith Stewart, Flavia Bacarella & Deborah Madison The Experiment (August 03, 2010)

A new edition of longtime farmer Keith Stewart’s deeply personal and highly acclaimed book on the hows and whys of running a small organic farm in 21st century America—updated with five new essays, a foreword...

We Are All Stardust

by Stefan Klein & Ross Benjamin The Experiment (November 05, 2015)

“What distinguishes scientists, in your eyes?”—Stefan Klein

“First and foremost, curiosity.”—Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize–winning chemist

When Stefan Klein, an acclaimed journalist, sits down to talk...

Raising a Healthy Rabbit

by Nancy Searle Storey Publishing, LLC (July 21, 2000)

Raise your rabbit the right way!

Friendly and easy to care for, rabbits make ideal family pets. But how do you keep a pet rabbit happy and healthy? How can you tell if your rabbit is sick? What would you do if...

Citizen Scientist

by Mary Ellen Hannibal The Experiment (September 06, 2016)

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2016: “Intelligent and impassioned, Citizen Scientist is essential reading for anyone interested in the natural world.”

Award-winning writer Mary Ellen Hannibal has...

Worms Eat My Garbage, 35th Anniversary Edition

by Joanne Olszewski, Mary Appelhof & Amy Stewart Storey Publishing, LLC (December 26, 2017)

For more than three decades, this best-selling guide to the practice of vermicomposting has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale,...

The Living Forest

by Robert Llewellyn & Joan Maloof Timber Press (October 04, 2017)

“With precise, stunning photographs and a distinctly literary narrative that tells the story of the forest ecosystem along the way, The Living Forest is an invitation to join in the eloquence of seeing.”...

Engineering for Cats

by Mac Delaney Workman Publishing Company (August 21, 2018)

There may be 100 million pet cats in this country, but who says that means they’re domesticated? Sure, they clean themselves, use a litter box, and hunt rodents, but cats are also territorial beasts who think...

The Angry Chef's Guide to Spotting Bullsh*t in the World of Food

by Anthony Warner The Experiment (April 02, 2018)

Just say no to nutri-nonsense

Why is Chef Anthony Warner so angry? Two words: pseudoscience bullshit. Lies about nutrition are repeated everywhere—in newspaper headlines, on celebrity blogs, even by our well-meaning...

Teaming with Nutrients

by Jeff Lowenfels Timber Press (May 07, 2013)

A 2014 Garden Writers Association Media Award Winner

Just as he demystified the soil food web in his ground-breaking book Teaming with Microbes, in this new work Jeff Lowenfels explains the basics of plant nutrition...

Teaming with Fungi

by Jeff Lowenfels Timber Press (January 25, 2017)

From the bestselling author of Teaming with Microbes and Teaming with Nutrients


Teaming with Fungi is an important guide to mycorrhizae and the role they play in agriculture, horticulture, and hydroponics. Almost...


by Sean Brock & Peter Frank Edwards Artisan (October 21, 2014)

New York Times best seller

Winner, James Beard Foundation Award, Best Book of the Year in American Cooking

Winner, IACP Julia Child First Book Award

Sean Brock is the chef behind the game-changing restaurants...