A Treatise on Staff Making and Pivoting - audiobook Eugene Edward HALL (1849 - 1926) This instruction manual contains complete directions for making and fitting new staffs for watches from raw material. The author refers to several illustrations throughout the text. These can be seen at the Online text in the Links section on this page. (Bev J. Stevens) Genre(s): Technology & Engineering Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
Science and Hypothesis - audiobook Henri POINCAR? (1854 - 1912) Jules Henri Poincar? (1854 -- 1912) was one of France's greatest mathematicians and theoretical physicists, and a philosopher of science. As a mathematician and physicist, he made many original fundamental contributions to pure and applied mathematics, mathematical physics and celestial mechanics. He was responsible for formulating the Poincar? conjecture, one of the most famous problems in mathematics. In his research on the three-body Read more [...]
Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use It William Walker ATKINSON (1862 - 1932) An in-depth series of chapters devoted to the use of our memory system; as the title suggests, how to develop our memory system, how to train it to improve it, and how to make the best use of it in our everyday lives, and to improve our positions in life. This is not intended to be a series of chapters to impress friends and colleagues, nor to play 'tricks' on others, rather it is for the betterment of individuals in Read more [...]
The Concept of Nature - audiobook Alfred North WHITEHEAD (1861 - 1947) In The Concept of Nature, Alfred North Whitehead discusses the interrelatedness of time, space, and human perception. The idea of objects as 'occasions of experience', arguments against body-mind duality and the search for an all-encompassing 'philosophy of nature' are examined, with specific reference to contemporary (Einstein, with whose theory of relativity he has some complaints) and ancient (Plato, Aristotle) approaches. Read more [...]
Is Mars Habitable? - audiobook Alfred Russel WALLACE (1823 - 1913) In 1907 Wallace wrote the short book Is Mars Habitable? to criticize the claims made by Percival Lowell that there were Martian canals built by intelligent beings. Wallace did months of research, consulted various experts, and produced his own scientific analysis of the martian climate and atmospheric conditions. Among other things Wallace pointed out that spectroscopic analysis had shown no signs of water vapour in the Martian Read more [...]
Easy Lessons in Einstein audiobook Edwin E. SLOSSON (1865 - 1929) Published in 1920, Slosson's Easy Lessons in Einstein is one of the first popularizations of Einstein's theory of relativity. This book is meant to convey to the general reader the ideas of relativity in non-mathematical terms, by the use of thought experiements and pop-cultural references of the day. This edition also includes a short article by Einstein on Time, Space and Gravitation. (Summary by JoeD) Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Read more [...]
Two Treatises of Civil Government audiobook John LOCKE (1632 - 1704) The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer's Patriarcha, which argued for a divinely-ordained, hereditary, absolute monarchy. The more influential Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights and contract theory. Locke begins by describing the "state of nature," and Read more [...]
Masters of Space audiobook E. E. SMITH (1890 - 1965) and Edward Everett EVANS (1893 - 1958) The Masters had ruled all space with an unconquerable iron fist. But the Masters were gone. And this new, young race who came now to take their place--could they hope to defeat the ancient Enemy of All? (Summary by Gutenberg) Genre(s): Science Fiction Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki audiobook U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ( - ) This is the official report, published nearly 11 months after the first and only atomic bombings in history (to date), of a group of military physicians and engineers who accompanied the initial contingent of U.S. soldiers into the destroyed cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The report presents a clinical description of the devastation, loss of life and continued suffering of the survivors that resulted Read more [...]
The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice audiobook Stephen LEACOCK (1869 - 1944) This lengthy political essay by noted Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock was written while he was professor of political economy at McGill University. He argues for a middle ground between capitalism and pure socialism. Listeners in the early 21st century may find this 90-year old essay oddly topical. (Summary by Sean Michael Hogan) Genre(s): Political Science Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]

Curiosities of the Sky audiobook
Garrett P. SERVISS (1851 – 1929)
Astronomy is known as the oldest of the sciences, and it will be the longest-lived because it will always have arcana that have not been penetrated.”-Excerpt from the Preface of Curiosities of the Sky by Garrett Serviss

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Science
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)


The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing audiobook Joseph TRIENENS (1863 - ?) Written in 1910, this "cyclopedia" is full of information that was quite useful at the time. A hundred years later, its text is more humorous than practical -- although some advice never goes out of style. (Summary by Rachelellen) Genre(s): Modern (20th C) Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
Anatomy of the Human Body audiobook by Henry Gray Henry Gray's classic anatomy textbook was first published in 1858 and has been in continuous publication ever since, revised and expanded through many successive editions. This recording is of the public-domain 1918 US edition (some information may be outdated). The illustrations can be found in the online text at bartleby.com. For the Librivox recording, we have divided the book into five parts. Part 1 includes the Embryology and Osteology sections. Read more [...]
Totem and Taboo by Sigmund Freud Audiobook Translated by Abraham Brill Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics is a book by Sigmund Freud, published in German in 1913. It is a collection of four essays first published in the journal Imago (1912--13), employing the application of psychoanalysis to the fields of archaeology, anthropology, and the study of religion. The four essays are entitled: The Horror of Incest; Taboo and Emotional Ambivalence; Animism, Read more [...]
Psychopathology of Everyday Life by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Translated by A. A. Brill (1874-1948) Professor Freud developed his system of psychoanalysis while studying the so-called borderline cases of mental diseases, such as hysteria and compulsion neurosis. By discarding the old methods of treatment and strictly applying himself to a study of the patient's life he discovered that the hitherto puzzling symptoms had a definite meaning, and that there was nothing arbitrary in any morbid manifestation. Read more [...]
Dream Psychology audiobook by Sigmund Freud (1856-1939). Translated by M.D. Eder (1866-1936) with an introduction by Andre Tridon (1877-1922). Not a few serious-minded students, [...], have been discouraged from attempting a study of Freud's dream psychology. The book in which he originally offered to the world his interpretation of dreams was as circumstantial as a legal record to be pondered over by scientists at their leisure, not to be assimilated in a few hours by the average alert reader. Read more [...]
The Book of the Damned audiobook by Charles Hoy Fort The Book of the Damned was the first published nonfiction work of the author Charles Fort (first edition 1919). Dealing with various types of anomalous phenomena including UFOs, strange falls of both organic and inorganic materials from the sky, odd weather patterns, the possible existence of creatures generally held to be mythological, disappearances of people under strange circumstances, and many other phenomena, the book is historically Read more [...]
Life of the Spider audiobook by J. Henri Fabre (1823-1915) Jean-Henri Casimir Fabre was a French entomologist and author. He was born in St. L?ons in Aveyron, France. Fabre was largely an autodidact, owing to the poverty of his family. Nevertheless, he acquired a primary teaching certificate at the young age of 19 and began teaching at the college of Ajaccio, Corsica, called Carpentras. In 1852, he taught at the lyc?e in Avignon. (from Wikipedia)     Read more [...]