Description: The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Morris Jastrow is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjo
Description: The Heroic Enthusiasts. (Gli Eroici Furori) L. Williams, tr. [1887 and 1889]
The introduction to this translation of one of Bruno's most celebrated (and cryptic) works has a good biography of Bruno.
Description: [NOTE: This was the last work that Paine ever gave to the press. It appeared in New York in 1807 with the following title: An Examination of the Passages in the New Testament, quoted from the Old and called Prophecies concerning Jesus Christ. To which is prefixed an Essay on Dream, showing by what operation of the mind a Dream is produced in sleep, and applying the same to the account of Dreams in the New Testament. With an Appendix containing my private tho...
Description: *NOTE: It takes the light of the nearest star (61 Cygni) three and a half years to come to the earth, traveling at the rate of 186,000 miles per second. Arcturus had been shining 200 years before it was visible from the earth. Remoter stars gradually became visible after thousands and thousands of years. -- The Editor [M. T.] [Return to Reference]
*NOTE: In the Sandwich Islands in 1866 a buxom royal princess died. Occupying a place of distinguished honor at...
Description: 'Plants and animals remote in the scale of nature, are bound together by a web of complex relations'
Originally published on November 22, 1859, The Origin of Species was actually an abstract of a much longer work which Darwin h
Description: [NOTE: An early American Editor, Col. Fellows, Paine's personal friend, adds after the title of this Examination the following interesting Note: This work was first published by Mr. Paine, at New-York, in 1807, and was the last of his writings edited by himself. It is evidently extracted from his answer to the bishop of Llandaff, or from his third part of the Age of Reason, both of which, it appears by his will, he left in manuscript. The term, 'The Bishop,'...
Description: One of Paine's greatest and most widely read works, considered a classic statement of faith in democracy and egalitarianism, defends the early events of the French Revolution, supports social security for workers, public employment for those
Description: On Generation and Corruption, also known as On Coming to Be and Passing Away) is a treatise by Aristotle. Like many of his texts, it is both scientific and philosophic (although not necessarily scientific in the modern sense). The philosophy
Description: A Dweller on Two Planets is one of the most important texts of the 19th Century Atlantis canon. The book was 'channeled' by Frederick S. Oliver. Oliver was born in Washington D.C. in 1866 and came to Yreka, California, with his parents when he was two years old. Yreka is just north of Mount Shasta, a huge dormant volcanic peak in Northern California.
Oliver started to write this book at the age of eighteen, in 1883-4, while surveying the boundaries of his f...