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The grammar of ornament, illustrated by examples from various styles of ornament.

The Grammar of Ornament

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This was the first encyclopedic pattern book that examined ornament from a variety of cultures and historic periods. Jones created the Grammar to educate designers and stressed the need for a study of historic styles in order to prepare for an ornamental language suitable to the new industrial age...Read More
Title page of The Grapes of New York

The Grapes of New York

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U. P. Hedrick was a horticulturist at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, New York in 1905 when he began writing the first of many monographs of fruit cultivars that could be grown in New York State.  The Grapes of New York is the first of his many works. The...Read More
Great inversion

The Great Inversion

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This book examines American urban/suburban society, gentrification, and the implications of shifts for the future. It discusses commercial canyons and mass transit versus car-dominated cities versus postwar suburbs. It explains how America’s cities are changing, what makes them succeed or...Read More
Cover of Gullah Culture in America

Gullah Culture in America

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The book’s purpose is to take us behind-the-scenes so we can see what it’s like to grow up and live life in the Gullah community. Sayings such as “dog got four feet but can’t walk but one road” are uniquely Gullah. This translates to “you can only do one thing at a time.” The book has black adn...Read More
Handbuch fur Naturaliensammler oder grundliche Anweisung die Naturkorper aller drei Reiche zu sammeln,...

Handbuch fur Naturaliensammler oder Grundliche Anweisung die Naturkorper Aller Drei Reiche zu sammeln,...

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Held by only one other library in North America, this book is a guide to collecting and preserving natural-history specimens. Thon (1792-1838) provides thorough and detailed instructions on the collecting, preparing, and stuffing of all manner of mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects, as well as...Read More
Handworterbuch der Mineralogie und Geognosie.

Handwörterbuch der Mineralogie und Geognosie

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Raised in one of the most important mining districts in Germany, Carl Hartmann (1796-1863) served as Commissioner of Mines in Brunswick through the 1820s and 1830s, and published more than 100 works on the subjects of mineralogy and mining. His books are important for their comprehensiveness and...Read More
Herrn Georgii Galgemairs kurtzer gründlicher gebesserter unnd vermehrter underricht

Herrn Georgii Galgemairs Kurtzer Gründlicher Gebesserter unnd Vermehrter Underricht

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Second, greatly expanded edition of a primer describing the construction & use of two instruments — a proportional compass (Circkel) and lineal compass (Schregmäß) — for the measurement of geometrical solids and lines, respectively. This 1615 edition is ninety-five pages longer than the initial...Read More
Histoire naturelle des Lepidoptères exotiques

Histoire Naturelle des Lepidoptères Exotiques

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Pierre Hippolyte Lucas (1815?-1899) began his career in science at 13 as an apprentice preparator in the zoological laboratory of the Muséum Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He became a respected expert on several orders of invertebrates and wrote up the specimens of several important...Read More
Histoire naturelle des oiseaux de paradis et des épimaques

Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux de Paradis et des Épimaques

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Ever since the surviving ship of Magellan's fleet returned to Spain in 1522 with birds of paradise, all specimens known in Europe through the 18th century were prepared and preserved by native collectors with the bones and feet removed. As a result, Linnaeus' Systema Naturae (10th ed., 1758) gave...Read More
Histoire naturelle et médicale des casses, et particulièrement de la casse et des sénés employés en médecine

Histoire Naturelle et Médicale des Casses : et Particulièrement de la Casse et des Sénés Employés en Médecine

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This is a thesis presented for a medical degree at the University of Montpelier by Louis Théodore Frédéric Colladon, a student of the renowned botanist Augustin-Pyramus de Candolle. As was common in European universities at the time, it was de Candolle who wrote the detailed descriptions and...Read More

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