Were You Born Under A Lucky Star?
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Were You Born Under A Lucky Star?

Chapters include: Ptolemy And Modern Science; The Necessary Knowledge Of Astronomy; The Sun And The Zodiac; The Moon And The Planets; Houses And Angles; Aspects; Prediction; Exemplification; The Uses And Difficulties Of Astrology; And, Ptolemy's Rules For Judging Fortunes.

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Mimicry, and Other Protective Resemblances Among Animals

Mimicry, and Other Protective Resemblances Among Animals is a book by British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. Chapters include: Importance of the Principle of Utility; Popular Theories of Colour in Animals; Importance of Concealment as Influencing Colour; Special Modifications of Colour; Theory of Protective Colouring; Objection that Colour, as being dangerous, should not exist in Nature; Mimicry; Mimicry among Lepidoptera; Lepidop...

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Creative Evolution

Creative Evolution is a 1907 book by French philosopher Henri Bergson. The book proposed a version of orthogenesis in place of Darwin's, mechanism of evolution, suggesting that evolution is motivated by the 'vital impetus' that can also be understood as humanity's natural creative impulse.

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The Origin of Species

The Origin of Species (the full title being, 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life'), is a scientific work by Charles Darwin, published on 24 November 1859. It is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology, introducing the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generations through a process of natural selection. The bo...

A Theory of Time and Space
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A Theory of Time and Space

Robb's early contributions to the theory of spacetime remain quite influential to relativity theorists. The most extensive, and in many ways the deepest, qualitative investigations of the axiomatic foundations of special relativity are still to be found in the work of Alfred A. Robb.

The Voyage of the Beagle
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The Voyage of the Beagle

Also known as Darwin's Journal of Researches, this is a vivid travel memoir as well as a detailed scientific field journal covering biology, geology, and anthropology that demonstrates Darwin's keen powers of observation. A fascinating glimpse into the world (parts of it anyway) as seen through the eyes of Darwin. For those not so much interested in the biology parts, there are plenty of accounts of the tribes and the people he came ...

Harmonies of the World
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Harmonies of the World

Johannes Kepler published Harmonies of the World in 1619. This was the summation of his theories about celestial correspondences, and ties together the ratios of the planetary orbits, musical theory, and the Platonic solids. Kepler's speculations are long discredited. However, this work stands as a bridge between the Hermetic philosophy of the Renaissance, which sought systems of symbolic correspondences in the fabric of nature, and ...

Natural Magick in Twenty Books
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Natural Magick in Twenty Books

Magia Naturalis (in English, Natural Magic) is a work of popular science first published in Naples in 1558. Its twenty books include observations upon geology, optics, medicines, poisons, cooking, metallurgy and magnetism as well as cosmetics, perfumes, gunpowder and invisible writing. Its sources include the ancient world learning of Pliny the Elder and Theophrastus as well as numerous scientific observations made by Della Porta.

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The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy ('Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica'), is a work in three books by Sir Isaac Newton, first published on the 5th July 1687. The Principia states Newton's laws of motion, forming the foundation of classical mechanics, also Newton's law of universal gravitation, and a derivation of Kepler's laws of planetary motion. The Principia is justly regarded as one of the most important wor...

The Chemistry of Human Life
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The Chemistry of Human Life

The Biochemic Statement of the Cause of Disease and the Physiological and Chemical Operation of the Inorganic Salts of the Human Organism and their Chemical Formulas.