This book is a natural history classic.
A popular exposition of the nature of weather changes from day to day.
These articles by this renowned scientist may be considered as familiar talks on scientific subjects rather than as scientific papers.
A study of nature's wonders, as demonstrated in the life of our familiar insects and in plant life.
Information has beeng-iven in the simplest form consistent with clearness, fulness and strict scientific accuracy.
The details gathered from personal observation of animals' habits are full of value.
The book is a summary, a hand book with notes and comments ; but comprehensive and complete.
Physical conditions of other worlds ; Jupiter's fifth satellite ; Mars ; the heat wave of 1892; meteorites; g-ases ; spectroscopic astronomy, etc.
This is written specially to make clear the law of the distribution of sun-heat between the seasons, in which law the author finds the cause of an ice age.
Sixteen short stories about caterpillars, bluejays, sea anemones, tree toads, seals and other creatures of land and sea.
The whole story is not told ; its aim is simply to present in a rather unusual, yet popular way, the more striking scientific features of their probable development.
In this volume the author introduces her readers to some of the interesting inhabitants of the microscopic world by the aid of numerous plants and full descriptive text.
The book is divided into a number of sections, under each of which is
grouped together a description of the habitations of men and animals
belonging- to it.
Explains leading principles and more important applications of electric science, avoiding technicalities.
There is no country on the face of the earth that possesses greater interest in the eyes of the scientific or traveled, than Mexico, the scenes where the adventures so graphically narrated in this volume transpired.
On same lines as bird neighbors. Describes 170 birds of prey, game birds and water fowls ; 48 colored photographs of stuffed birds taken from the periodical "Birds."
Delightful explanations of wonderful facts about sunbeams, the air» water, coal, bees, flowers, etc.
Structure and habits of insects and small sea animals.
Describes telescope, spectroscope, microscope and camera and their revelations concerning sun, stars, and minute plants and animals.
An interesting and instructive history of the development of the animal world.
We meet the author in his books face to face. We get acquainted with
him almost as if the walks and talks were living realities in which we
No man has ever struck just the same chords in nature that the author
of this little volume has. He is charming in description and proves he is
very near to the subjects on which he writes.
A sketch for general readers, giving a practical outline of modern elec- trical science and practical appliances of electricity.
A book the purpose of which is to induce young people to take a scientific interest in their every day surroundings, and to cultivate habits of close observation of common things.
The present volume reports talks about seals, sea-lions, sea-bears, walruses, otters, hippopotami and other animals.
The author is recognized authority ; and presents the results of the latest investigations in the early history of the human race.
The style is bright and pleasing, and so simple and untechnical as to be easily understood.
Life and scenes in camp and jungle.
An introduction to geology for the general reader and for beginners in the science.
The author aims to fix with that measure of definiteness which the best
and latest research permits, the period when human life begins on the
earth, and to discuss from the geologic standpoint the questions connected with this event.
Careful and painstaking-, the author never jumps at conclusions, and is never in the habit of pronouncing- open questions settled.
The author has culled his observations from the most ancient writing's as well as from modern observation.
These volumes contain an abundance of valuable information, written in a manner to hold the interest of the reader.
The facts are valuable, and the work is written in a style both pleasing and attractive.
Ten essays by various writers on the application of electricity
A careful and minute review of the various races spread over every portion of the earth's surface.
Describes in a popular manner the habits of some of the most interesting species of insects.
The subject is treated in a very popular style, and the work is interesting and reliable.
It is an interesting, popular, yet authoritative presentation.
The main purpose of this book is to describe the mound builders.
The aim is to give such an outline of natural history as may form a safe foundation for the future study of any branch of the science.
They all teach excellent lessons in a graceful, beguiling manner, and have for young people the same attraction as fairy tales.
N. Y., 1894 $1.25
Readers can hardly fail to find in this volume some facts that are new to them, some suggestions of a wider interpretation or some fresh cause for intelligent wonder.
Sources and disposition of dust ; animal and vegetable scavengers ; refuse and its uses.
Sketch of early history of astronomy, spectrum analysis, and the starry universe, presented in a popular and pleasing manner.
The object of the book is not to propound any new hypothesis, but
simply to explain and discuss theories which have been supported by well
A popular account of the "life of the earth," and a very interesting one.
The present edition of this standard work is printed from new plates,
and contains new maps and appendices, bringing in the most recent
The book is primarily for students preparing for the elementary stage of science, but rather fuller in treatment than is usual with such books.
The author's object was to give a general view of the phenomena of the atmosphere, to point out the manifold relations between the aerial ocean and man, and to describe the life of which it is the ever busy scene.
This volume contains a great variety of interesting subjects embraced within comparatively small compass.
The aim of this book has been to describe the wonders of this hidden world in its various relations to man.
Great care has been taken to condense as much information as possible within narrow limits.
An entertaining description of the habits and life of most of the tropical animals.
A simple and accurate account of the theory, design and manufacture of the modern dynamo.
Two objects are kept in view ; to present significant facts connected with the past and present, and to furnish a work for general reference.
A description of plant life as seen under the microscope.
The book is only intended to be a sketch of some of the important lines of scientific researches which are now being pursued by zoologists in many parts of the world.
The present volume treats the elephant in all its relations to man, and the economic questions involved.
A popular account of phosphorescent animals and vegetables.
Many of the observations chronicled in these pages were made during a long residence upon a coral reef or atoll.
In the light of science the author has made a study of the subject ; describes methods of hunting, defense and sanitation of dwellings, etc.
A collection of quaint and by-gone beliefs gathered from divers authorities, and mediæval.
A sketch of the former history of the earth from its nebulous beginning down through all the changing geological periods, to man.
One of the most important results of the recent progress of modern science and containing many wonderful and fascinating scientific revelations.
Describes some of the larger and more monstrous forms of the past, the lost creations of the old world.
Treats on the natural history of the man-like apes ; on the relation of man to the lower animals, etc.
The book tells in short meter the chief uses of fire, electricity and the camera, and shows how progress has been accelerated by recent research.
Romance and reality of the seas splendidly set forth in language that young readers can understand.
The several articles as here collected into unity and order, and generously illustrated, make a handsome book of studies in natural history.
Includes chapters on waves and currents ; early voyages ; ships and their rigging ; dangers of the deep, etc.
A book on the habits, haunts, etc., of certain animals, with some account of the methods of securing- them and of training- them in captivity.
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In selecting these articles an endeavor has been made to secure the interest which comes from variety.
Treats of the great age of the human race, of the customs, the industry, the moral and religious ideas of man such as he was before the use of metals was known to him.
The style in which these essays are written is thoroughly charming, and the book will be found fascinating reading- for those interested in the lighter aspects of scientific study.
The book has been written almost entirely in the fields at all times of day, but mostly after business hours, at sunrise when all the birds were mad with joy, and also when the light of a glorious day was dying in the ruddy west.
A delightful book of earth lore which should be in the hands of every child.
The fantastic forms and shining- creatures that people the recesses of the deep, are here placed before the reader.
A very interesting treatise from the French of Zurcher and Margolle.
The author says, " If this book has any moral at all, it is to be kind to all sorts and conditions of animals — that will let you."
The object of this little volume is to direct the attention of young: readers to the wonders of the planet on which we live.
The writer aims to give a sound, though elementary, knowledge of the modern science of electricity.
Vol. 1, 70c; vol. 2, 60c
Interesting and delightful biographies of animal lives ; showing their manners, intelligence and traits, in most appreciative style.
Lectures on the history and progress of astronomical research, with a biographical sketch of each pioneer and his influence on the progress of thought.
Chapters on the wonders of animal life, plant life, woods and fields, mountains, rivers, lakes, the sea and the heavens.
True story of two boys who became engineers ; describes making tools, building workshop, etc.
While living forms are by no means neglected in these essays, especial attention is concentrated on the less known, strange and often gigantic creatures which have now passed away forever.
The author, who holds a high official scientific position in Paris, is a popular writer on optics and kindred subjects.
In this volume the author has led us delightfully through places away from brick walls, stone pavements and dusty, restless town.
The book is full of bright conceits, and is capitally written.
" The moon " is a guide book to explorers of the lunar surface, to astronomical sight seers.
The marvels of animal intelligence claim now, more than ever, the attention of observers. It will be found interesting to study the present volume on this subject.
Sketches of growth of science of electricity and its principal applications ; avoids technical language.
Written for those who do not know a crow from a robin — preface, descriptions, color key tables of migration, of winter birds, of aids to observation, bibliography, etc. Illustrated by E. S. Thompson, L. A. Fuertes and J. L. Ridgway.
The book will be a most acceptable aid to the students of natural history, not only because of the carefully written text, but for the valuable illustrations which accompany it.
Interesting- talks about their homes, clothing, food, how they behave and how to study them. Colored and black and white illustrations.
A series of lectures read before the philosophical institution of Edinburgh, with descriptive sketches from a geologists portfolio.
N. Y., 1882 $1.50
This volume is chiefly taken up in answering to the best of the author's knowledge and ability, the various questions which the old theology of Scotland has been asking for the last few years of the newest sciences.
The author of "Bird ways and many other attractive books about animals, especially those that are domesticated.
Mrs. Miller, out of an intimate knowledge of the needs and idiosyncrasies of these dependent friends, shows us what their requirements are.
A systematic account of the various earth movements.
The book is unusually interesting- to an American, because, in addition to the description of the creatures which inhabit our continent, he contrasts them with the Old World forms.
A valuable contribution to American archaeology.
A popular book of natural history.
All about honey bees — queen, workers and drones. Tells about their 12,603 eyes, how they get honey, how they comb their hair, and how they feed their babies.
Deserves to take a permanent place in the literature of youth.
A description of the mountains, glaciers, glacial meadows, forest animals, of Sierra Nevada mountains.
The fruit of long investigation in this important field of historic research, this account has an adequacy and ripeness of view which will carry great weight.
An interesting book on the life and adventures of a honey bee.
Excellent popular guide. Gives scientific names and descriptions, followed by informal description, reminiscence and quotation. Well illustrated and indexed.
The intention of this volume is to give the American people a concise narrative of the natural resources of their own country, in all their numerous forms.
This narrative is replete with interesting anecdote, and represents the result of actual experience.
The object of this work is to inspire, and extend to the utmost, a taste for natural science.
A compact and carefully arranged volume on general science.
Lond.,, 1893 $1.25
On astrology, the pyramids, Sweden borg-'s visions, suns in flames, comets as portents, Saturn the lunar hoax, the constellation figures, etc.
The object of these essays is to bring scientific facts before the reader in simple but correct terms.
In this book the plurality of worlds is studied under the light of recent science researches by one who is an authority upon the subject of astronomy.
For those readers who are interested in the subject matter treated; but have scant leisure for extended study.
All the subjects are treated in their scientific significance, though in familiar and untechnical terms.
Treats on the phenomena of sound, and also contains a chapter on the reproduction and transmission of articulate speech.
N. Y., 1892 $1.75
This book may be used as a text book of the facts of comparative psychology, also as a consideration of the facts of animal intelligence in their relation to the theory of descent.
The object of this book is to give a short account of the animal kingdom in clear and simple language.
Brief, clear description of land birds of eastern North America from
Florida to Greenland. Grouped by localities, as, about the house, in the woods, etc. Admirable photographic reproductions of birds and nests.
Life-stories of 62 species, in order of appearance during- year. Authoritative and interesting- to student and summer idler. Illustrated in colors and black and white.
A popular account of some geological phenomena ; the illustrations and designs are of especial beauty and interest.
Papers dealing- chiefly with the horse, the dog, the familiar beasts of burden, etc.
The author intends to give the beginner in the study of geology some general ideas concerning the action of those forces that have shaped the earth.
The book is intended, mostly, for the general reader who wishes to obtain some slight idea of some of the branches of modern science.
Treats in popular style the conflict between land and water, as.shown. on the seashore, the phenomena of icebergs and sea depths.
The picture of this life drawn by Mr. Shinn is of lasting as well as of timely interest.
A popular view of the theory of electricity, with analogies and examples, of its practical application in every day life.
Surely there can be no more important field in which to study than a science which treats of our own kind.
N. Y., 1898
Eigrht true stories of wild animals. A remarkable book.
Author aims to accurate beginners a clear and accurate knowledge of the experiments upon which electricity and magnetism are based.
Everything connected with the subject is set forth in a clear, simple and comprehensive style.
The aim of this volume is to give the reader an idea of the present direction of investigation in the science of electricity.
N. Y., 1890 $1.25
A brief sketch of the more important functions fulfilled by electricity in modern daily life.
The first volume deals with the law and phenomena of matter, the
second with questions in which the phenomena of matter interlace more
or less with those of mind.
This volume treats of subjects upon which the author is perhaps the highest living authority,
A book of scientific travel and description, deeply interesting to all lovers of natural scenery and knowledge.
This book meets the demand for something popular on a subject of increasing general interest.
Describes in popular style the chief eng-ineering- feats of the past fifty years.
N. Y., 1898 $2.50
The present work is not in any sense a history, even on the most limited scale. It may, perhaps, be termed an appreciation of the century — of what it has done, and what it has left undone.
Author's object is not only to reveal some of the highest achievements of the human mind, but also to let the heavens declare the glory of the Divine Mind.
N. Y., 1885 $2.50
Describes the rudiments of geology in a very plain and simple way.
The themes range from descriptive and literary to scientific, historical and philosophic, while the style of their treatment is intended to suit the general reader.
Those who knew and loved the author will delight in re-reading his book ; to those who did not know him it will prove a revelation of a true and noble man.
It is believed that these chapters describing some of the strange denizens of the sea will prove a welcome addition to books of this description for young readers.
A description of the habitation of animals, classed according to their principles of construction.
This volume is a brief digest of a large mass of materials, derived from personal experience, most recent zoological writers and other sources.
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A revision brought up to the latest state of zoological knowledge.
This book gives an interesting and intelligible description of the most recent discoveries in zoology.
Arranged from essays which have appeared in the magazine from time to time and extends over a period of ten years.
Very interesting chapters in natural history, dealing with wonders of marine, vegetable, insect, reptile, bird and beast life and phenomenal forces of nature.
One of the most absorbing and interesting of all recent issues in the department of popular science.
Story of some young people and their observations in nature, who spent a happy year on a beautiful old farm.