Books Available Alphabetically


There 5 books available for adoption.

Beschreibung einer Elektrisir-Maschine und deren Gebrauch

Beschreibung Einer Elektrisir-Maschine und Deren Gebrauch

Build the Collection - $1,450
Second, enlarged and corrected edition of this very scarce tract on the author's electricity machine handsomely illustrated on the folding plates. This machine was used in physics experiments and occasionally for medicinal purposes. Schmidt (1740-1811) is identified as the "court instrument maker"...Read More
"Color Problems" cover

Color Problems; A Practical Manual for the Lay Student of Color

Preserve for the Future - $475
Emily Noyes Vanderpoel was a painter who worked in watercolors and oils, and thus her understanding knowledge of color theory lends a generous hand to the text of this book. Intended to be consumed by designers, decorators, lithographers, and artists, this manual on color theory addresses the basic...Read More
Eine gläserne Flinte und zugleich nüzliche Bergwerksmaschiene...

Eine Gläserne Flinte und Zugleich Nüzliche Bergwerksmaschiene

Build the Collection - $3,400
This fugitive promotional piece advertises the author's invention, a portable electric lighter, which he designed for mining and smelting but which had much broader uses. The lighter is considered in the literature of the history of science the first electric household appliance. A German pioneer...Read More
The principles of natural philosophy, in which is shewn the insufficiency of the present systems, to give us any just account of that science...

The Principles of Natural Philosophy

Build the Collection - $2,900
An enquiry and attack on the scientific principles of Hobbes, Locke, Spinoza, and Descartes. Almost half of the book is devoted to light and colors, including the phenomenon of the rainbow, with a large chapter on sound. Green dismisses the Cartesian theory of light in favor of Newton's, which he...Read More
We Are the Weather Makers, title image

We Are the Weather Makers

Build the Collection - $250
Scientists have named the most recent geological time period the “Anthropocene" (age of humans). A majority of scientists now believe humans are altering various earth system processes—including our weather patterns. This very readable book argues that climate change and global warming affect us...Read More