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My Days and Dreams

Read by Sue Anderson


Edward Carpenter


Hard to imagine now, but there have been times and places where just wearing sandals could get you labeled as being in rebellion against est…

Our Search for a Wilderness, An Account of Two Ornithological Expeditions to Ve…

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William Beebe and Blair Niles


In 1908-1909, Mary Blair Beebe and her husband, C. William Beebe made two private expeditions to Venezuela and British Guiana, exploring and…

Towards Democracy

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Edward Carpenter


“Civilization sinks and swims, but the old facts remain—the sun smiles, knowing well its strength.” Edward Carpenter (1844-1929) wrote his …

Migration of Birds

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U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service and U. S. Fish And Wildlife Service


Snow Geese which left James Bay, Canada, arrived at the Louisiana Gulf coast "60 hours later after a continuous flight of over 1,700 mi…

The Deportation Cases of 1919-1920

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Constantine Panunzio


"The study here presented embodies the findings of an investigation into the recent [1919-1920] deportations of persons deemed to be un…

Chapter IV: Doors

In The Decoration of Houses

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Edith Wharton and Ogden Codman and Edith Wharton


The Decoration of Houses, a manual of interior design written by Edith Wharton with architect Ogden Codman, was first published in 1897. In …

Introduction by Edmond S. Meany

In First Successful Ascent of Mt. Rainier, 1870

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Hazard Stevens


Hazard Stevens and P.B. Van Trump, aided by the Indian guide Sluiskin, made the first documented successful ascent of Mt. Rainier on August …

Resolution honoring the Founder of "Mother's Day, " Miss Anna Jarvis

In Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 029

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Society of American Florists and Society of American Florists and Ornamental Horticultur


Twenty short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include architecture, education, philosophy,…

01 - Arrival at Balize; A Visit to the Carib Indians

In Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vol. 1

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John Lloyd Stephens


The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood…

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