Basil Valentine was allegedly a 15th-century alchemist. Here he describes the preparation of Antimony, which, in the form of its natural sulfide, was known to the ancients and was used by them as a cosmetic and as a medicine.
No book made a greater impact on the intellectual world of its first Victorian readers nor has had such an enduring influence on our thinking on science, literature, theology and philosophy. In The Descent of Man, Darwin addresses the crucial question of the origins, evolution and racial divergence of mankind, that he had deliberately left out of On the Origin of Species. And the evidence he presents forces us to question what it is ...
An Essay Concerning Human Understanding is a work by John Locke concerning the foundation of human knowledge and understanding. It first appeared in 1689 (although dated 1690) with the printed title An Essay Concerning Humane Understanding.
With 21 photographs. War in the Garden of Eden is a book written by Kermit Roosevelt in 1919 which recounts his experiences during World War I in Mesopotamia (Modern-day Iraq).
Being The Results Of Inquiries, Arranged By The Section Of Economic Science And Statistics Of The British Association For The Advancement Of Science, During The Years 1915 And 1916.
From the Preface: 'The recipes in this little book have been sent by Belgian refugees from all parts of the United Kingdom, and it is through the kindness of these correspondents that I have been able to compile it. It is thought, also, that British cooking may benefit by the study of Belgian dishes.'
From the Preface: 'In presenting these recipes great care has been exercised to select only those that will be popular in every home, in order that the new Dr. Price Cook Book will be useful every meal every day the year through. Herein will be found many famous recipes, made more appealing than ever by the use of Dr. Price's Phosphate Baking Powder—recipes that meet present-day conditions by economizing in eggs and other expensive i...
Astrology in a Nutshell is a compilation of Astrological Lore that shows at a glance the Zodiacal Signs, their names and numbers. You will learn the terms of the signs and their rulers, clock hours and dates for casting a horoscope. Whether you are a beginner or advanced astrologer, this book will prove to be a valuable tool.
After seven years of investigation, Alan Leo abandoned the various methods advocated by the different schools of exoteric astrology and began adopting a system, based on his own study and experience, which was centered on what is known as the progressed horoscope. The progressed horoscope is based on the 'Day For A Year' system of progressing the nativity, a system first employed by the ancient Arabian astrologers.
Frederic Chopin, a Polish virtuoso pianist and piano composer of the Romantic period, is widely regarded as the greatest Polish composer, and one of the most influential composers for piano in the 19th century. Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist of the 19th century. This book is not so much a biography of Chopin as it is a way of better understanding Liszt and the circumstances of his time. Though critics of Li...