Technology & Engineering

The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)


U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers and United States Army Corps Of Engineers


This is the official report, published nearly 11 months after the first and only atomic bombings in history (to date), of a group of militar…

Inventions Of The Great War

Read by David Wales


Alexander Russell Bond


“… this war was not one of mere destruction. It set men to thinking as they had never thought before. It intensified their inventive faculti…

How to Do Chemical Tricks

Read by Kyle Van DeGlast


A. T. Anderson


While a bit outdated in many of the more complex descriptions of several of the phenomena described, this book is nonetheless still fun and …

Great Inventors and Their Inventions

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Frank Puterbaugh Bachman


This book is about Great inventors and what they created. It has different stories like Alexander Bell, Wrights, Morse, Gutenberg, and Ediso…

How I Filmed the War

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Geoffrey H. Malins


An account of World War I and the experience of filming it by an early cinematographer (and, after the war, successful director) who was the…

The Early History of the Airplane

Read by Availle


Orville Wright


The Brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air flight, on 17th December 1903. They…

Invention And Discovery: Curious Facts And Characteristic Sketches

Read by David Wales


Unknown


"In this little volume are brought together a number of sketches and memoranda, illustrating the history of discovery, and the lives an…

The Story of Books

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Gertrude Burford Rawlings


Rawlings follows the development of printing from the origins of writing to modern printing. Some of the earliest records are ancient Egypti…

Masters of Space

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Walter Kellogg Towers


This is the story of talking at a distance, of sending messages through space. It is the story of great men—Morse, Thomson, Bell, Marconi, a…

Marvels of Scientific Invention

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Thomas W. Corbin


This is a chronicle of the 19 most interesting inventions of the early 20th century. Some of the inventions are still in use and of consider…

The Bomb: The 1945 Test of the First Atomic Bomb

Read by David Wales


Various


These two publications put out by the U.S. government are about the Trinity site in New Mexico where in 1945 the first atomic bomb was teste…

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…

Careers of Danger and Daring

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Cleveland Moffett


In this volume of adventure the author depicts the lives of certain humble modern heroes whose unconscious courage ordinarily goes unnoticed…

Twentieth Century Inventions: A Forecast

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George Sutherland


This work from 1901 predicts what technological developments will manifest in the twentieth century. The author, a technical journalist, pre…

The Story of the Atlantic Cable

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Sir Charles Bright


The electric telegraph, together with the railway-train and the steamship, constituted the three most conspicuous features of late 19th cent…

The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph

Read by Alex C. Telander


Henry M. Field


Cyrus W. Field had a dream: to link the Old World of Britain and Europe to that of the New World of North America by a telegraph cable stret…

The Night The Mountain Fell; The Story Of The Montana-Yellowstone Earthquake

Read by David Wales


Edmund Christopherson


A severe earthquake, centered in the vacation area of West Yellowstone, Montana, shook the ground and its inhabitants and visitors on August…

Instructions to Light Keepers

Read by Maria Kasper


United States Lighthouse Board


"Office of the Light-House Board, Washington, D.C. July 1, 1881. The following Instructions are published for the guidance of light-kee…

San Francisco Before And After The Earthquake

Read by David Wales


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 …

Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

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Charles Babbage


Some men write their lives to save themselves from ennui, careless of the amount they inflict on their readers. Others write their persona…

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