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Scouting for Boys: The Original 1908 Edition

by Robert Baden-Powell Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Written by Robert Baden-Powell, Lieutenant General in the British Army and founder of the international Scouting movement, Scouting for Boys is one of the most influential manuals for youth ever published. First...


Ship Models: How to Build Them

by Charles Davis Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Complete, step-by-step instructions for building schooners, galleons, clipper ships, more. Includes scale plans for 1846 clipper ship Sea Witch. Over 150 photographs.


The Art of Rigging

by George Biddlecombe Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

The best manual ever produced on rigging the sailing ship — indispensable for serious model builders. Terms and phrases, onshore operations, rigging brigs, yachts, small vessels, much more. Introduction. 17...


Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (December 02, 2014)

Why do card tricks work? How can magicians do astonishing feats of mathematics mentally? Why do stage "mind-reading" tricks work? As a rule, we simply accept these tricks and "magic" without recognizing that...


Cryptanalysis: A Study of Ciphers and Their Solution

by Helen F. Gaines Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

Thorough, systematic introduction to serious cryptography, especially strong in modern forms of cipher solution used by experts. Nihilist, grille, U. S. Army, key-phrase, multiple-alphabet, Gronsfeld, Porta,...


India and Tibet

by Sir Francis Younghusband Dover Publications (November 18, 2014)

One of the last great imperial adventurers, Sir Francis Younghusband (1863–1942) was a British army officer whose explorations yielded major contributions to geographical research. In addition to charting...


Short-Cut Math

by Gerard W. Kelly Dover Publications (March 23, 2012)

Can you multiply 362 x .5 quickly in your head? Could you readily calculate the square of 41? How much is 635 divided by 2½? Can 727,648 be evenly divided by 8?

If any of these questions took you more than...


The Way of Perfection

by St. Teresa of Avila & E. Allison Peers Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

This classic of the interior life and Christian mysticism remains as fresh and inspiring today as it was 400 years ago. Written by a prominent sixteenth-century Spanish mystic and Carmelite nun, it forms a practical...


Camp-Lore and Woodcraft

by Daniel Beard Dover Publications (November 24, 2014)

Known to millions of Boy Scouts as "Uncle Dan," Daniel Beard was also a Progressive-era reformer, a naturalist, illustrator, and author. Among his many "how-to" books is this entertaining collection of camp...


General Chemistry

by Linus Pauling Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

"An excellent text, highly recommended." — Choice

When it was first published, this first-year chemistry text revolutionized the teaching of chemistry by presenting it in terms of unifying principles instead...


Manhattan in Maps 1527-2014

by Paul E. Cohen, Robert T. Augustyn & Eric W. Sanderson Dover Publications (October 20, 2014)

More than 400 years of history unfold in the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume, which presents sixty-five full-color maps of America's oldest major city. This is Manhattan's first atlas of historical...


The Worst Journey in the World: With Scott in Antarctica 1910-1913

by Apsley Cherry-Garrard Dover Publications (September 23, 2013)

"The Worst Journey in the World is to travel writing what War and Peace is to the novel . . . a masterpiece."—The New York Review of Books

"When people ask me, 'What is your favorite travel book?' I nearly...


Relativity Simply Explained

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (November 21, 2012)

Since the publication of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity in 1905, the discovery of such astronomical phenomena as quasars, pulsars, and black holes — all intimately connected to relativity — has...


Worlds of Enchantment: The Art of Maxfield Parrish

by Maxfield Parrish & Jeff A. Menges Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Maxfield Parrish enjoyed tremendous popularity throughout the early decades of the twentieth century. Bruce Watson, writing in Smithsonian magazine, deemed Parrish the "comman man's Rembrandt." It's said that...


Easy-to-Master Mental Magic

by James L Clark Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Learn to read minds, conduct hypnosis, and predict the future! Instead of employing visual magic, the tricks in this book help aspiring performers exercise mental powers that seem downright supernatural. Seasoned...


Selected Papers on Noise and Stochastic Processes

by Nelson Wax Dover Publications (August 20, 2014)

Six classic papers on stochastic process, selected to meet the needs of physicists, applied mathematicians, and engineers. Contents: 1.Chandrasekhar, S.: Stochastic Problems in Physics and Astronomy. 2. Uhlenbeck,...


Popular Lectures on Mathematical Logic

by Hao Wang Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

A noted logician and philosopher addresses various forms of mathematical logic, discussing both theoretical underpinnings and practical applications. Author Hao Wang surveys the central concepts and theories...


The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings

by Perry Miller & Thomas H. Johnson Dover Publications (September 22, 2014)

Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory,...


It Shouldn't Happen (to a Dog)

by Don Freeman & Todd DePastino Dover Publications (September 15, 2014)

Army life didn't agree with GI Albert C. Bedlington, Jr. He felt like he was always crawling on all fours, and one day when the very thing he'd feared for months finally happened — he had become a dog! The...


Wit and Wisdom of America's First Ladies: A Book of Quotations

by Joslyn Pine Dover Publications (September 08, 2014)

"The one thing I do not want," quipped Jacqueline Kennedy, "is to be called First Lady. It sounds like a saddle horse." This lively collection includes more than 350 revealing and thought-provoking remarks by...


The Fourth Dimension: Toward a Geometry of Higher Reality

by Rudy Rucker Dover Publications (August 18, 2014)

This is the definitive popular exploration of what the fourth dimension means, both physically and spiritually. Mathematician and science-fiction novelist Rudy Rucker takes readers on a guided tour of a higher...


Poems and Songs Celebrating America

by Ann Braybrooks Dover Publications (August 20, 2014)

A tribute to the ideals and accomplishments of American history, this anthology features inspiring verse by Carl Sandburg, Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Phillis Wheatley, Katharine Lee Bates, John Greenleaf...


Integral Equations

by B. L. Moiseiwitsch Dover Publications (November 30, 2011)

Two distinct but related approaches hold the solutions to many mathematical problems--the forms of expression known as differential and integral equations. The method employed by the integral equation approach...


Great Speeches of the 20th Century

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (August 18, 2014)

A great speech can stir the soul — and move a nation. This compact and affordable anthology gathers complete speeches and selected excerpts from some of the twentieth century's most memorable addresses. Writers...


Linear Programming: An Introduction to Finite Improvement Algorithms: Second Edition

by Daniel Solow Dover Publications (August 11, 2014)

Suitable for undergraduate students of mathematics and graduate students of operations research and engineering, this text covers the basic theory and computation for a first course in linear programming. In...


Mathematical Techniques for Biology and Medicine

by William Simon Dover Publications (July 16, 2014)

Suitable for both graduate and undergraduate courses, this text recalls basic concepts of calculus and shows how problems can be formulated in terms of differential equations. Fully worked-out solutions to selected...


Quantum Mechanics: New Approaches to Selected Topics

by Harry J. Lipkin Dover Publications (August 11, 2014)

Acclaimed as "excellent" (Nature) and "very original and refreshing" (Physics Today), this collection of self-contained studies is geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Its broad selection...


Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and Ballads

by John A. Lomax & Alan Lomax Dover Publications (August 11, 2014)

This sequel to the Lomaxes' widely acclaimed American Ballads and Folk Songs includes melodies and words for tunes from all parts of the country. Songs include spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting...


What Einstein Didn't Know: Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions

by Robert L. Wolke Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

From simple (How do magnets work?) to complex (Where does uranium get its energy?), this volume offers intriguing insights into scientific facts. Definitive accounts of workings behind everyday phenomena include...


Partially Ordered Algebraic Systems

by Laszlo Fuchs Dover Publications (March 05, 2014)

This monograph by a distinguished mathematician constitutes the first systematic summary of research concerning partially ordered groups, semigroups, rings, and fields. The high-level, self-contained treatment...


The Dance of Death

by Hans Holbein Dover Publications (September 11, 2013)

The most celebrated work of the 16th-century woodcut master, these 41 illustrations are a stark reminder of a dramatic motif: "Remember, you will die." Includes various quotations, depictions, and meditations...


Neo-Classical Furniture Designs: A Reprint of Thomas King's "Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified," 1829

by Thomas King Dover Publications (January 16, 2013)

Influential guide displays over 300 Grecian designs: fire screens, sofas, couches, chairs, footstools, commodes, sideboards, washstands, bedsteads,and many other items.


Knitting Fashion Sweaters for Today

by Linda Macho Dover Publications (August 04, 2014)

Twenty-one classic sweater designs reproduced from rare thread company publications. Includes instructions, photographs, table of switchable yarns and needle conversion chart. Twenty-one illustrations.


Studies in the Theory of Random Processes

by A. V. Skorokhod Dover Publications (July 28, 2014)

This text is devoted to the development of certain probabilistic methods in the specific field of stochastic differential equations and limit theorems for Markov processes. Specialists, researchers, and students...


Big Book of Favorite Crochet Patterns

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep Dover Publications (August 04, 2014)

Richly illustrated treasury of patterns for doilies, tablecloths, placemats, bedspreads, and edgings. Includes designs for a spectacular Florentine banquet cloth and a charming Land of Nod spread for a child's...


Algebraic Methods in Statistical Mechanics and Quantum Field Theory

by Dr. Gérard G. Emch Dover Publications (August 04, 2014)

This systematic algebraic approach concerns problems involving a large number of degrees of freedom. It extends the traditional formalism of quantum mechanics, and it eliminates conceptual and mathematical difficulties...


The Merchant Bankers

by Joseph Wechsberg & Christopher Kobrak Dover Publications (July 28, 2014)

This fascinating chronicle of the world's great financial families offers candid profiles of the personalities behind seven legendary banking houses: Hambros, which now survives in name only; Barings, the oldest...


A Book of Set Theory

by Charles C Pinter Dover Publications (June 01, 2014)

Suitable for upper-level undergraduates, this accessible approach to set theory poses rigorous but simple arguments. Each definition is accompanied by commentary that motivates and explains new concepts. Starting...


Operator Methods in Quantum Mechanics

by Martin Schechter Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

This advanced undergraduate and graduate-level text introduces the power of operator theory as a tool in the study of quantum mechanics, assuming only a working knowledge of advanced calculus and no background...


Golf on the Moon: Entertaining Mathematical Paradoxes and Puzzles

by Dick Hess Dover Publications (August 21, 2013)

Divide a rectangular cake into five even pieces, calculate the cost of running a successful casino, figure out the maximum number of losses on the road to winning the U.S. Open Tennis Championship, and solve...


Makers of Mathematics

by Stuart Hollingdale Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

Fascinating and highly readable, this book recounts the history of mathematics as revealed in the lives and writings of the most distinguished practitioners of the art: Archimedes, Descartes, Fermat, Pascal,...


Nonlinear Dynamics: Exploration Through Normal Forms

by Peter B. Kahn & Yair Zarmi Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

Geared toward advanced undergraduates and graduate students, this exposition covers the method of normal forms and its application to ordinary differential equations through perturbation analysis. In addition...


A Beginner's Guide to Mathematical Logic

by Raymond M. Smullyan Dover Publications (March 19, 2014)

Combining stories of great philosophers, quotations, and riddles with the fundamentals of mathematical logic, this new textbook for first courses in mathematical logic was written by the subject's creative master....


The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art

by Charles Bouleau Dover Publications (July 01, 2014)

This richly illustrated examination of visual arts in the European tradition shows how the great masters employed the "golden mean" and other geometrical patterns to compose their paintings. Author Charles Bouleau...


Elements of Real Analysis

by David A. Sprecher Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

This classic text in introductory analysis delineates and explores the intermediate steps between the basics of calculus and the ultimate stage of mathematics: abstraction and generalization.

Since many abstractions...


Dynamical Systems

by Shlomo Sternberg Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

Celebrated mathematician Shlomo Sternberg, a pioneer in the field of dynamical systems, created this modern one-semester introduction to the subject for his classes at Harvard University. Its wide-ranging treatment...


Elementary Induction on Abstract Structures

by Yiannis N. Moschovakis Dover Publications (May 15, 2014)

Hailed by the Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society as "easy to use and a pleasure to read," this research monograph is recommended for students and professionals interested in model theory and definability...


Speaking for Nature: The Literary Naturalists, from Transcendentalism to the Birth of the American Environmental Movement

by Paul Brooks Dover Publications (June 01, 2014)

Beginning with Thoreau, nature writers not only have influenced our appreciation of the natural world but also have helped to preserve the American wilderness, from the Maine Woods to Yosemite and the Sierra....


Riddles in Mathematics: A Book of Paradoxes

by Eugene P Northrop & Daniel S. Silver Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

Two fathers and two sons leave town. This reduces the population of the town by three. True? Yes, if the trio consists of a father, son, and grandson. This entertaining collection consists of more than 200 such...


The Magic of Numbers

by Eric Temple Bell Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

From one of the foremost interpreters for lay readers of the history and meaning of mathematics: a stimulating account of the origins of mathematical thought and the development of numerical theory. It probes...