Earth Sciences

Rocks and Their Origins

Read by J. M. Smallheer


Grenville A. J. Cole


Do you know the difference between sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks? Are you interested in their geologic origin, chemical compos…

The Science - History of the Universe Vol. 2: Geology

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Francis Rolt-Wheeler


Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The second volume is on Geology written by Harold E. Slade and W. E. Ferguson. …

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 3

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National Geographic Society


National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 3 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: The Rivers and Valleys of Pennsylvania Topogra…

Prehistoric Men

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Robert J. Braidwood


This little book, first published in 1948, is part of the Chicago Natural History Popular History series that explains difficult subjects in…

Discourses: Biological and Geological

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Thomas Henry Huxley


Thomas Henry Hux­ley was an English biologist (comparative anatomist). He was the most effective supporter of Darwin's Theory of Evoluti…

The Training of a Forester

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Gifford Pinchot


Written by a forester, this book looks at the definition of "forest", what the life of a forester entails, discusses the forest se…

Final Report from the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill…

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National Commission On The Bp Deepwater Horizon Oil Spi


On April 20, 2010, the Macondo well blew out, costing the lives of 11 men, and beginning a catastrophe that sank the Deepwater Horizon drill…

The Chemistry, Properties and Tests of Precious Stones

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John Mastin


This is a good basic introduction to gemstones and their analysis. Admittedly a lot of the scientific tests have been superseded, but the ba…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 4

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National Geographic Society


National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 4 published in 1889. Topics of articles are: Irrigation in California Round about Asheville…

Cloud Studies

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Arthur William Clayden


Classification of clouds, and meteorological condition of how they are formed. Written by Arthur W. Clayden, M.A., who was the former princi…

Principles of Geology

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Charles Lyell


Principles of Geology: being an attempt to explain the former changes of the Earth's surface, by reference to causes now in operation is a b…

Understanding Climatic Change

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US Comm. for the Global Atmospheric Research Program and Us Comm. For The Global Atmospheric Research Program


Understanding Climatic Change - A Program for Action is a 1975 report by the US Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program. Alrea…

The Ocean of Air - Meteorology for Beginners

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Agnes Giberne


This is an immensely readable book explaining anything to do with air - the atmosphere, wind and clouds, and life. This 1896 explanation has…

Practical Forestry in the Pacific Northwest

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Edward Tyson Allen


Written by a forester, this book aims to educate people on the importance of maintaining forests and those events which pose a danger to for…

Miscellanea Curiosa, Vol 1

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Edmond Halley


"The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous ex…

San Francisco Before And After The Earthquake

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William Henry Irwin and Willi Irwin


As all but Martians know (and who knows, perhaps even they), the city of San Francisco, California, was destroyed by massive earthquake and …

Volcanoes and Vulcanology (1885-1917)

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Various


This is a collection of short scientific articles on the study of volcanoes and related seismic activity published in Knowledge, A Monthly R…

Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement

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Alva Agee


This book is not a technical treatise and is designed only to point out the plain, every-day facts in the natural scheme of making and keepi…

Micrographia

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Robert Hooke


Published in 1665, this is the first publication of the Royal Society and considered to be the first scientific best-seller. As opposed to t…

A Text-book of Assaying

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Cornelius Beringer and Cornelius Beringerandjohn Jacob Beringer


This is a formal but relaxed text covering assaying techniques for most of the substances which are mined. As the authors say: "At firs…

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