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Sidelights on Relativity

Albert Einstein. Who doesn’t know his name! Famous physicist, he changed our views on life, the way we see everything around us. He got the Noble Prize for physics and was called the person of the century by Times.
For sure you have heard about him and know all these as well as his merry face showing you a tongue… But do you know the Theory of Relativity?.. You sure?.. If you are interested, this book is for you.

the white indian boy the story of uncle nick among the shoshones

This book published in 1919 and illustrated with pictures by F. N. Wilson narrates about Uncle Nick Wilson who was a truly extraordinary person. Wilson was one of the first Mormons in the U.S. and lived in Utah for the first part of his life. Then he decided to move from his native town to the territory of the Shoshone Indians. There he learned five different Indian languages and for some time served as an interpreter. Wilson also became a Pony Express rider. Wilson situated in Wyoming is named after this person.

The Sleeping Beauty

Charles Seddon Evans (1883-1944) wrote his version of The Sleeping Beauty together with Cinderella, both illustrated by Arthur Rackham. The fairy-tale first was issued in 1729, when Robert Samber translated Charles Perrault\'s fairy tale La Belle au bois dormant. C.S. Evans has developed Perrault\'s story but followed the later version by the Brothers Grimm in giving his heroine the name of Briar-Rose and ending with her awakening and betrothal, skipping the evil mother-in-law who orders her grandchildren to be cooked for supper. So C.S. Evens tells the story in the fullest detail, giving the romantic version. The story starts with the princess\'s parents and the frog; it depicts the work of the servants and what goes in the castle, the 12 good fairies and curse. The advice of the wizards, the destruction of the wheels, the princess growing up, and the demise of the curse\'s reign. Of course, there are some princes that try to break the curse, but only one makes it through!

a heap o livin

If asked to name the most popular and prolific poets of the first half of the 20th century those interested in poetry will definitely think of Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959), also famous as the People's Poet. His life was difficult and diverse. The first steps in his career are connected with the Detroit Free Press where he worked as a copy boy and then as a reporter. In 1898 his first poem was published and soon his next poems widespread throughout the whole North America. In some ways they resembled the verses written by Nick Kenny as they were also light and romantic. During his life in general he created more then 11,000 poems which were gathered in about 20 books, including A Heap O' Livin' (1916), Just Folks (1917), Over Here (1918), The Path to Home (1919), When Day is Done (1921) and Making the House a Home (1922). The collection A Heap O' Livin' rises such important questions like the role of home and family in our life. Everyone who wants to spend some time feeling cozy and comfortable, will be fond of the lyrics.

scrambles amongst the alps in the years 1860 69

The book written by Edward Whymper, a famous illustrator, writer, explorer and climber, is a real discovery for those readers who love nature and especially mountains. The author focuses not only the English history of mountaineering in the Victorian epoch, but also on the beauty of the mountainous regions and the possible risks in mountaineering. Edward Whymper is known as the first who has conquered Matterhorn so his impressions about his ascend are especially valuable. In his description other peaks of the Andes and the Alps with their fascinating beauty are included.

why the chimes rang

A play by Elizabeth Apthorp McFadden is an adapted version of the story of the same name by Raymond McDonald Alden. It is a marvelous Christmas story capturing the true meaning of this holy day. Its plot, simple but pithy, presents a beautiful tale of magical Christmas chimes, that remained silent for a long time until the unselfish gift of a child makes the bells ring throughout the land. Children of all ages will enjoy the Christmas miracle and the touching meaning of this story.

Indian Heroes and Great Chieftains

How about novels about Indians? May be you read them under the blanket and imagined yourself to be the part of those adventure stories?
Now it’s time to get to know some of them better! In this book you will find biographies of 15 great Indians who left their traces in lives of many people, not only Indian tribes, but also white ones. You will not regret, these are not boring biographies, from the pages of this book real heroes will look at you.

The Solitary Summer

The Solitary Summer saw the world first in 1899 and made its author Elizabeth von Arnim very popular and acknowledged, even more popular than she became after publishing the first book of the sequel called Her German Garden. While the first book was created in the form of a diary, the second novel narrates about one summer in the life of Elizabeth who spends a lot of time in her garden taking care of plants. Readers get carried away from the very first scene of the book when Elizabeth decides to have a free summer without guests and devote it fully to her family and her garden. She loves nature a lot and wants to be closer to it. Also in the novel you will find the description of Elizabeth's relationship with her husband to whom she is fully dedicated. All readers who like nature and are fond of nice and kind stories will definitely enjoy the book.

Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus

It’s not an ordinary cookbook! This book is a labor of years of Estes, the first African American cook of two presidents, Pullman Private Car travelers, European royalty, who previously was a slave. He started working in a restaurant, when he was 16, and by 1883 he became a Pullman cook. In 1897 he was employed as principal chef for the private railway car of U.S. Steel magnates. There he served for the rich and famous.
Rufus Este's Good Things to Eat first was issued in 1911 so that we can observe here the food of that period of history, either exotic and haute cuisine or for everyday cooking. Thus, the work of Estes should be interesting both for people who are keen on American history of culinary and for those who want to find some new recipes or tips for cooking.
Here are 21 chapters and 591 unique recipes: three kinds of Tomato Soup, Boston Baked Beans, Creamed Spaghetti, Lamb Curry, Celery and Nut Salad, Chicken Timbales, different sweet dainties. Here is a great diversity for any taste, possibility and occasion.
This book reveals the result of Estes’ life experience, so that the reader can get to know even the author’s life during the Civil War through his own comments in the book.

japanese homes and their surroundings

This book written by Edward S. Morse would be loved by readers interested in traditional architecture in Japan. Edward S. Morse, born in 1838, was a professor from Maine who devoted all his life to the research work in Tokyo University. He made innovations to such sciences as zoology, biology, sociology and archeology. For his prolific work Edward Morse received Order of the Sacred Treasure and the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese government. In Japanese homes and their surroundings you can find all necessary information about styles and design in Japan. Morse goes even further and gives an idea of what methods and what material are popularly used in Japanese architecture.

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