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Great Scientific Experiments: Twenty Experiments that Changed our View of the World

by Rom Harre

Vivid, readable, accurate tales of landmark inquiries include Aristotle's work on embryology of the chick, Galileo's discovery of the law of descent, Newton's experiment on nature of colors, more.


Slave Ships and Slaving

by George Francis Dow

Grim commentaries by ships' doctors and captains about slave "factories," living conditions aboard ships, mutinies and their suppression, and more. 54 period illustrations. Unabridged reprint of the classic...


Victorian Cottage Residences

by Andrew Jackson Downing

This incredibly rich, firsthand source for the most popular styles of 19th-century Victorian architecture presents 26 cottage designs — including Gothic, bracketed, Italianate, "rustic," more — and 155 illustrations...


Iron Horses: American Locomotives 1829-1900

by E. P. Alexander

Colorful stories about old locomotives — from a 1769 Parisian steam carriage to the mighty locomotives that thundered across the American West in the late 1800s. 98 illustrations.


The Book Before Printing: Ancient, Medieval and Oriental

by David Diringer

Rich authoritative study of the book before Gutenberg. Nearly 200 photographic facsimiles of priceless documents. Comprehensive.


The Art Nouveau Style: A Comprehensive Guide with 264 Illustrations

by Stephan Tschudi Madsen

Absorbing, exceptionally detailed study examines early trends, posters, and book illustrations, stylistic influences in architecture; furniture, jewelry, and other applied arts; plus perceptive discussions of...


Designs and Patterns for Embroiderers and Craftspeople

by William Briggs & Co. & Marion Nichols

Over 500 royalty-free motifs reproduced from finest Victorian source, classified according to type. Wide variety of flowers, greenery, sprays, butterflies, owls, insects, more. Large and small motifs as well...


Florida Architecture of Addison Mizner

by Addison Mizner

Reprint of prized volume depicts over 30 residences and other buildings designed by great architect in imaginative adaptations of Spanish Colonial style. 185 photographs.


Advanced Mathematics for Engineers and Scientists

by Paul DuChateau

This primary text and supplemental reference focuses on linear algebra, calculus, and ordinary differential equations. Additional topics include partial differential equations and approximation methods. Includes...


Fashions and Costumes from Godey's Lady's Book: Including 8 Plates in Full Color

by Stella Blum

Over 400 striking fashion designs from rare issues of Godey's Lady's Book (1837-1869) — the most influential women's magazine of the period. Introduction and captions. 435 designs, 42 in full color.


Poe Illustrated

by Jeff A. Menges

More than 100 compelling illustrations, in brilliant color and crisp black-and-white, include scenes from "The Raven," "The Pit and the Pendulum," "The Gold-Bug," and other stories and poems.


Visions of Camelot: Great Illustrations of King Arthur and His Court

by Jeff A. Menges

This collection of 148 color and black-and-white illustrations presents unique interpretations of the enduringly popular Arthurian legends by a variety of artists, including Wyeth, Beardsley, Flint, and Pyle....


X-Ray Diffraction: In Crystals, Imperfect Crystals, and Amorphous Bodies

by A. Guinier

Exploration of fundamentals of x-ray diffraction theory using Fourier transforms applies general results to various atomic structures, amorphous bodies, crystals, and imperfect crystals. 154 illustrations. 1963...


Anatomy and Construction of the Human Figure

by Charles Earl Bradbury

Two-part treatment illustrates portrayal of bones and muscles with numerous color plates, plus more than 100 diagrams show simple methods of building forms. Excellent for classroom and reference.


Drawings of Albrecht Dürer

by Heinrich Wölfflin

Eighty-one plates show development from youth to full style. Many favorites, many are new. Introduction by Alfred Werner. "The fascination of the drawings is inexhaustible; the skill incredible; the upshot —...


Classical Mechanics: 2nd Edition

by H.C. Corben & Philip Stehle

Applications not usually taught in physics courses include theory of space-charge limited currents, atmospheric drag, motion of meteoritic dust, variational principles in rocket motion, transfer functions, much...


Genthe's Photographs of San Francisco's Old Chinatown

by Arnold Genthe & John Kuo Wei Tchen

130 rare photos offer fascinating visual record of Chinatown before the great 1906 earthquake. Informative text traces history of Chinese in California.


The Architecture of Country Houses

by Andrew J. Downing

Throughout the early Victorian period American domestic architecture was dominated by the ideas and designs of Andrew Jackson Downing who emphasized function, convenience, and concord with the environment. 321...


The Theory of Sound, Volume One

by J. W. S. Rayleigh

Volume One covers harmonic vibrations, systems with one degree of freedom, vibrating systems in general, transverse vibrations of strings, longitudinal and torsional vibrations of bars, vibrations of membranes...


Ancient Egypt: Its Culture and History

by J. E. Manchip White

Fascinating account of Egypt, predynastic civilization through Ptolemies: social and political structure, daily life, international relations, religion and cult of the dead, arts and crafts, science and medicine,...