Category: Science & Math

Evolution In Modern Thought

Evolution In Modern Thought

In seeking to discover Darwin’s relation to his predecessors it is useful to distinguish the various services which he rendered to the theory of organic evolution. (I) As everyone knows, the general idea of the Doctrine of Descent is that the plants and animals of the present day are the lineal descendants of ancestors on […]

The Earth As Modified By Human Action

The Earth As Modified By Human Action

The earth as modified by human action.A new edition of man and nature. This book, “The earth as modified by human action”, by George Perkins Marsh, is a replication of a book originally published before 1874. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form […]

Allan O Hume The Nests And Eggs Of Indian Birds Volume 1

The Nests And Eggs Of Indian Birds Volume 1

This fascinating text contains a detailed treatise on the nests and eggs of birds native to India. A great text sure to appeal to those with an interest in Indian birds, this antique book constitutes a worthy addition to any collection of ornithological literature and is not to be missed by discerning enthusiasts. The chapters […]

The Descent Of Man And Selection In Relation To Sex

The Descent Of Man And Selection In Relation To Sex

Charles Darwin’s Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex (1871) was the single most important European or American nineteenth-century statement that man is an integral part of the animal kingdom. As a work of science, Descent of Man mattered more, and was more coherent, rigorous, and in tune with scientific opinion than that […]

The Young Farmer: Some Things He Should Know

Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1862-1927) was an American author and professor. He studied Agriculture at the University of Illinois, receiving his B. A. in 1884 and his M. A. in 1892. In 1885 he worked as an assistant to the state entomologist of Illinois, then became Assistant Professor of Agriculture. He moved to Pennsylvania, and became […]

The Yo-semite: Its History, Its Scenery, Its Development

John Erastus Lester (1840-1900) was an American lawyer. He travelled west in 1872 in hopes of improving his health, visiting Yosemite and other areas. During his visit to Yosemite he met several pioneers, including John Muir, Galen Clark, James Hutchings, James Lamon and John Smith. After his return in late 1872, he presented a paper […]

Yosemite Trails

J. Smeaton Chase (1864-1923) has become an integral part of California literature: revered for his poignant descriptions of California landscapes. He published poetic diary entries detailing his escapades through the Sierra Nevada mountains and California desert. Chase was always drawn to the plants, animals, and Native Americans that resided along the California coast. Subsequently, in […]

The Yosemite Valley

Galen Clark (1814-1910) is known for his discovery of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoia trees and for his role as Guardian of Yosemite National Park for 21 years. Upon his discovery of the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, he spent the majority of his time exploring the area and teaching others about the mysteries […]

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