This book is one of the most important and greatest scientific classics. "De Re Metallica" contains more than 200 perfect illustrations, and most of them are full page. The book was published in 1556 by Georgius Agricola. Basically all the shown equipment was current until few decades ago. Agricola described and illustrated such methods as amalgamation, and the use of spiral inclines for moving heavy equipment from the surface to underground. The author set out the basic traditions and practices of mining, described the notably elaborate machines needed to keep mines dry and ventilated, and processing and refining, with their devices and chemicals. The language might seem dense and difficult sometimes, but the book is still worth reading.
This book is a perfect example of classic scientific masterpiece. The textbook is crystal clear, well organized, and thorough. "A Course of Pure Mathematics" is great for teaching yourself mathematics. Hardy is a sincerely elegant, fine, incisive thinker, and his unbounded enthusiasm for his subject, duly controlled by British understatement, shines through every page. He conveys the irresistible, almost addictive quality of math. This book is a little quaint. The terminology used by the author is a bit out of date, e.g. ‘sequences’ are ‘functions of a positive integral variable’. But that’s the thing that makes "A Course of Pure Mathematics" so charming. The book contains a lot of examples. This is a great book for teachers, tutors, and certainly students.
G.A. Henty had chosen the tale of a long struggle between the Order of the Knights and the Turks as the subject of this story. It‘s a book of lively interest, and of many eventful episodes full of incident and excitement. Remarkable vivid descriptions, skillfully reproduced atmosphere of the middle Ages and a map of Europe of those times make the reading even more fascinating, especially for the lovers of adventure and history.
A book by an American author, considered by right to be a founder of an adventure western novel as a genre. The two thirds of his works are devoted to an idealized image of the Old West. However, “The Young Pitcher” is a baseball story of Ken Ward, who gains recognition with his pitching skills. A professional baseball player in his past, Zane Grey created one of the books for boys.
This book is one of the print collection volumes of the Cornell University Library, and was first published and appeared in 1914. Owing to scan of the texts and Kirtas Technologies, which helped to convert the text to JPG 2000 format, one can find various marginal notes from the original edition on the pages of this volume. A classic work of G. Moxley Sorrel, amazingly perceptive and evocative sketches of high command of the Army of Northern Virginia, and of lesser known but important soldiers. The truth about the Civil War, written from memory.
This book provides an amazing account of how supposedly-purposeless organs have been found to have a function - all in contradiction to ruling evolutionary beliefs. For example, the "useless onetime third eye" pineal gland turns out to regulate circadian rhythms. Jerry Bergman and George Howe thoroughly dismantle a one-time textbook "proof" for Darwinian evolution - the existence of functionless organs in contemporary organisms inherited from their evolutionary ancestors. Darwinists at one time argued that such "vestigial" organs provided support for Darwinism and didn’t fit within a creationist model. But as Bergman and How show from the scientific literature, labeling an organ "vestigial" was ignorant. This well researched and easily written book should have place on the shelf of everyone interested in the evolution controversy. It also would be a great help for students studying biology.
Happily ever after is a thing of the past. A series of natural disasters has decimated the earth. Cut off from the rest of the world, England is a dark place. The sun rarely shines, food is scarce, and groups of criminals roam the woods, searching for prey. The people are growing restless. When a ruthless revolutionary sets out to overthrow the crown, he makes the royal family his first target. Blood is shed in Buckingham Palace, and only sixteen-year-old Princess Eliza manages to escape. Determined to kill the man who destroyed her family, Eliza joins the enemy forces in disguise. She has nothing left to live for but revenge, until she meets someone who helps her remember how to hope—and to love—once more. Now she must risk everything to ensure that she not become… The Last Princess.