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The Mechanism and Psychology of Voice

by Frank E. Miller & Charles E. Blanchard Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 14, 2019)

Man possesses language, and makes large use of it, while, on the other hand, not even the most intelligent animals have the power of designating objects, or of translating sensations into articulate speech....


The Relation of Music to Mental Progress

by Stephen A. Pearce Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 12, 2019)

This book treats of the relation of music to the mental progress.The music of a people may be considered in direct relation to their supersensuous natures. From this point of view alone, strongly marked differences...


The Origin of Fruits and Cultivated Plants

by Alphonse P. de Candolle & C. Grant Allen Lm Publishers (October 11, 2019)

The Origin of Fruits and Cultivated Plants.

"To the attractive hues of fruit, I believe, we must ultimately trace back our whole artistic pleasure in the pure physical stimulation of beautiful colors, displayed...


The Astronomical History of the World

by Daniel Vaughan Lm Publishers (October 10, 2019)

The information which geologists derive from the evidences of organic remains does not wholly satisfy the keen appetite of educated minds for a knowledge of the mysteries of Nature and the revolutions of past...


The Influence of Inventions Upon Civilization

by Chauncey Smith Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 10, 2019)

This book treats of the Influence of Inventions upon Civilization.


The Evolution of the Human Form

by Charles Morris Lm Publishers (October 10, 2019)

This book deals with the evolution of human and organic forms.

“That men, or thinking beings akin to man, exist only on that minute fragment of the universe we call the earth is a conception so highly improbable,...


Geographical Evolution

by Archibald Geikie Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 09, 2019)

It must be owned that man, in most of his struggles with the world around him, has fought blindly for his own ultimate interests. His contest, successful for the moment, has too often led to sure and sad disaster....


Genius and his Environment

by James Mark Baldwin Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 09, 2019)

“Psychological science has reached a sort of understanding in these recent years of the individual and of the social setting in which he customarily disports himself; and the duty now devolves upon it of...


Evolution and the Distribution of Animals

by David Starr Jordan Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 09, 2019)

This book treats of the Evolution and the Distribution of Animals

“No one with good eyes and brains behind them has ever looked forth on the varied life of the world—on forest or field or brook or sea—without...


How Standard Time is Obtained

by Theodore B. Wilson Literature and Knowledge Publishing (October 04, 2019)

This book deals with how the Standard or Universal time is obtained; and What is the Accurate Measurement of Time.

" Almost everybody knows that observatories are the places from which standard time is sent...


Radical

by Kate Pickert Little, Brown and Company (October 01, 2019)

The science, culture and history of breast cancer as told by a health-care journalist who survived it.

As a health-care journalist for TIME magazine, Kate Pickert knew the emotional highs and lows of medical...


A Short Philosophy of Birds

by Philippe J. Dubois & Elise Rousseau Dey Street Books (September 17, 2019)

A French ornithologist and philosopher teach us to pause, look to the sky, and reconnect with the natural world, in twenty-two short lessons inspired by the secret lives of birds.

There is a lot we can learn...


A Brief History of Early Horticulture in Oregon

by James Robert Cardwell Lm Publishers (September 04, 2019)

-The first settlers found here in the indigenous fruits, a promise of the abundant yield of the cultivated varieties which they were not long in introducing with most gratifying results.- The introduction of...


Making the invisible visible : a history of the Spitzer Infrared Telescope Facility (1971-2003)

by Rottner, Renee M. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Off (August 01, 2019)

A history of the thirty-year journey by NASA to create an launch an infrared space telescope and overcome obstacles such as changing technology, and wavering political and public support.


Science advice to NASA : conflict, consensus, partnership, leadership

by Alexander, Joseph K. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Off (August 01, 2019)

A comprehensive overview of the relationship between NASA and the larger scientific community. This work also provides insights on lessons learned.


Count with Me - Farm Animals

by KR Clarry Library For All (July 23, 2019)

Learn how to count at the farm!


Four Fingers, Just One Thumb

by Cassandra Webb Library For All (July 23, 2019)

Eat some fruit and play some games with all your fingers and just one thumb. Reading Level 2 Keywords: body parts; friendship; growth and development; children


Deer-Resistant Design

by Karen Chapman Timber Press (July 23, 2019)

“Fear deer no more! The best source I’ve seen on the topic!” —Tracy DiSabato-Aust, award-winning garden designer and best-selling author

Deer are one of the most common problems a gardener can face....


Count with Me - Our Wonderful World

by KR Clarry Library For All (July 18, 2019)

Learn how to count things in our wonderful world.


Little Mimi’s First Counting Lesson

by Nathalie Aigil Library For All (July 16, 2019)

Little Mimi loves counting but she always gets the letters in the wrong order. Mimi's Papa has an idea of how to help!


Architects

by Thomas Yarrow Cornell University Press (July 15, 2019)

What is creativity? What is the relationship between work life and personal life? How is it possible to live truthfully in a world of contradiction and compromise? These deep and deeply personal questions spring...


Buzz, Sting, Bite

by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson Simon & Schuster (July 02, 2019)

An enthusiastic, witty, and informative introduction to the world of insects and why we—and the planet we inhabit—could not survive without them.

Insects comprise roughly half of the animal kingdom. They...


One Giant Leap

by Charles Pappas Lyons Press (July 01, 2019)

On July 20, 1969, Americans had their eyes and ears glued to their TVs and radios. NASA’s successful moon landing left the nation in awe. This moment inspired inventors and engineers across the nation. To...


Your Diaphragm

by Bernie Bissett Library For All (June 27, 2019)

When you breathe in and out, you're not only using your lungs. You're also using your diaphragm!


The Weather Machine

by Andrew Blum Ecco (June 25, 2019)

From the acclaimed author of Tubes, a lively and surprising tour of the infrastructure behind the weather forecast, the people who built it, and what it reveals about our climate and our planet

The weather is...


One Giant Leap

by Charles Fishman Simon & Schuster (June 11, 2019)

The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon.

President John F. Kennedy astonished the world on May 25, 1961, when he announced...


Temperate Garden Plant Families

by Peter Goldblatt & John C. Manning Timber Press (June 11, 2019)

Learn how to identify the most important temperate plant families

Based on the most up-to-date research, Temperate Garden Plant Families spans the spectrum from Acanthaceae (the acanthus family) to Zingiberaceae...


Fire in the Sky

by Gordon L. Dillow Scribner (June 04, 2019)

Combining history, pop science, and in-depth reporting, a fascinating account of asteroids that hit Earth long ago, and those streaming toward us now, as well as how we are preparing against asteroid-caused...


The Last Unknowns

by John Brockman William Morrow Paperbacks (June 04, 2019)

PONDER THE UNIVERSE'S GREATEST UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

A little book of big questions, posed by “the world’s finest minds” (The Guardian): in The Last Unknowns, Jared Diamond, Steven Pinker, Elaine Pagels,...


A Field Guide to Clean Drinking Water

by Joe Vogel The Experiment (May 28, 2019)

How to find and prepare safe drinking water—anywhere, any time!

Clean drinking water may be the last thing we think about day to day—but it’s the first thing we need in an emergency. Now, survival expert...


The Meaning of Pain

by Nick Potter Short Books Ltd (May 16, 2019)

Nearly half of us at some point in our lives will suffer chronic pain. We go to the doctor, where the standard treatment on offer is either medication - which only masks the problem – or surgery – which...


Origins

by Lewis Dartnell Basic Books (May 14, 2019)

A New York Times-bestselling author explains how the physical world shaped the history of our species

When we talk about human history, we often focus on great leaders, population forces, and decisive wars. But...


Robot, Take the Wheel

by Jason Torchinsky & Beau Boeckmann Apollo Publishers (May 07, 2019)

From the witty senior editor of Jalopnik, Gizmodo Media’s acclaimed website devoted to cars, technology, and more, comes a revealing, savvy, and humorous look at self-driving cars.

Self-driving cars sound...


The Science of The Big Bang Theory

by Mark Brake Skyhorse (May 07, 2019)

The geeks will inherit the earth.

With well over two hundred episodes and a dozen seasons, The Big Bang Theory is one of America’s favorite television series, bringing a new class of character to mainstream...


Counting

by Kym Simoncini Library For All (May 02, 2019)

Counting things is fun! Reading Level 1 Keywords: counting; animals; numeracy; nature


QueenSpotting

by Hilary Kearney Storey Publishing, LLC (April 30, 2019)

At the heart of every bee hive is a queen bee. Since her well-being is linked to the well-being of the entire colony, the ability to find her among the residents of the hive is an essential beekeeping skill....


Managing Pasture

by Dale Strickler Storey Publishing, LLC (April 30, 2019)

The health and profitability of grass-based livestock begins with the food they eat. In Managing Pasture, author Dale Strickler guides farmers and ranchers through the practical and ideological considerations...


Straw Bale Building Details

by California Straw Building Association New Society Publishers (April 23, 2019)

The devil is in the details-the science and art of designing and building durable, efficient, straw bale buildings

Straw bale buildings promise superior insulation and flexibility across a range of design aesthetics,...


The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla

by Thomas Commerford Martin Canterbury Classics (April 16, 2019)

The early works of famed inventor Nikola Tesla, and a source of inspiration for generations of innovators.

 

At the time it was first published in 1893, The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla ...


The Science of Marvel

by Sebastian Alvarado Adams Media (April 09, 2019)

Science meets fantasy in this behind-the-scenes look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe—now you can experience the magic of the movies, and learn how to replicate it in real-life.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe...


Gulls (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 139)

by Professor John C. Coulson William Collins (April 04, 2019)

The gull is a familiar sight by the seaside, and one of the most recognisable bird species, but most people know surprisingly little about the lives and habits of these seafaring birds. John C. Coulson remedies...


Why Do Onions Make Me Cry?

by Jay Ingram Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2019)

Discovery Channel host and acclaimed writer Jay Ingram helps you find the answers to questions you've never really settled, like “What is déjà vu?” “Why do we blink?”, “Why are yawns contagious?”...


Blueprint

by Nicholas A. Christakis Little, Brown and Company (March 26, 2019)

A cutting-edge exploration of the ancient roots of goodness in civilization, arguing that our genes have shaped societies for our welfare and that, in a feedback loop stretching back many thousands of years,...


Tinkernut Presents Upcycled Technology

by Daniel Davis Mango (March 15, 2019)

Transform old tech into amazing, modern inventions

Fans of Popular Science, Smithsonian’s Maker Lab, and The Big Book of Makerspace Projects will love Upcycled Technology.

DIY science projects using your...


Victorian Skin

by Pamela K. Gilbert Cornell University Press (March 15, 2019)

In Victorian Skin, Pamela K. Gilbert uses literary, philosophical, medical, and scientific discourses about skin to trace the development of a broader discussion of what it meant to be human in the nineteenth...


An Elegant Defense

by Matt Richtel William Morrow (March 12, 2019)

A magnificently reported and soulfully crafted exploration of the human immune system–the key to health and wellness, life and death. An epic, first-of-its-kind book, entwining leading-edge scientific discovery...


Apollo 11

by David Whitehouse Icon Books Ltd (March 07, 2019)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, David Whitehouse brings you the inside story of the astronauts, NASA engineers and political rivals that brought an end to the Space Race. ...


Hacking the Code of Life

by Nessa Carey Icon Books Ltd (March 07, 2019)

Just 45 years ago, the age of gene modification was born. Researchers could create glow-in-the-dark mice, farmyard animals producing drugs in their milk, and vitamin-enhanced rice that could prevent half a million...


Four Fingers, Just One Thumb

by Cassandra Webb Library For All (March 01, 2019)

Eat some fruit and play some games with all your fingers and just one thumb. Reading Level 2 Keywords: body parts; friendship; growth and development; children


The Organic No-Till Farming Revolution

by Andrew Mefferd New Society Publishers (February 26, 2019)

Learn how to use natural no-till systems to increase profitability, efficiency, carbon sequestration, and soil health on your small farm. 

Farming without tilling has long been a goal of agriculture, yet tilling...