Popular Mechanics

Release Date: 2000-01

Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The Hiester Family Classic Reprint

Author: Henry Melchior Muhlenberg Richards
ISBN: 1332263372
Release Date: 2015-08-05
Genre: Reference

Excerpt from The Hiester Family Escutcheon: Azure, a Sun, or. Crest: Between two horns, surmounting a helmet offronte, a sun as in the Arms. The origin of the Hiester family was the Silesian Knight Premiscloros Husterniz, who flourished about 1329 and held the office of Mayor, or Town Captain, of the city of Swineford. A. D. 1480 the Patrician and Counsellor of Swineford, Adolphus Louis, called "der Hiester," obtained from the Emperor Frederick letters patent, whereby he and his posterity were authorized to use the coat-of-arms he had inherited from his ancestors, to whom it was formerly granted, with the faculty of transmitting the same, as an hereditary right and privilege, to all his descendants. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

The Academy

ISBN: STANFORD:36105028011679
Release Date: 1905

Picture Book Professors

Author: Melissa M. Terras
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108438458
Release Date: 2018-10-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

How is academia portrayed in children's literature? This Element ambitiously surveys fictional professors in texts marketed towards children. Professors are overwhelmingly white and male, tending to be elderly scientists who fall into three stereotypes: the vehicle to explain scientific facts, the baffled genius, and the evil madman. By the late twentieth century, the stereotype of the male, mad, muddlehead, called Professor SomethingDumb, is formed in humorous yet pejorative fashion. This Element provides a publishing history of the role of academics in children's literature, questioning the book culture which promotes the enforcement of stereotypes regarding intellectual expertise in children's media. The Element is also available, with additional material, as Open Access.

The General Theory of Employment Interest and Money

Author: John Maynard Keynes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319703442
Release Date: 2018-07-20
Genre: Business & Economics

This book was originally published by Macmillan in 1936. It was voted the top Academic Book that Shaped Modern Britain by Academic Book Week (UK) in 2017, and in 2011 was placed on Time Magazine's top 100 non-fiction books written in English since 1923. Reissued with a fresh Introduction by the Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman and a new Afterword by Keynes’ biographer Robert Skidelsky, this important work is made available to a new generation. The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money transformed economics and changed the face of modern macroeconomics. Keynes’ argument is based on the idea that the level of employment is not determined by the price of labour, but by the spending of money. It gave way to an entirely new approach where employment, inflation and the market economy are concerned. Highly provocative at its time of publication, this book and Keynes’ theories continue to remain the subject of much support and praise, criticism and debate. Economists at any stage in their career will enjoy revisiting this treatise and observing the relevance of Keynes’ work in today’s contemporary climate.

The Ladies Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

Author: Florence Hartley
ISBN: NYPL:33433061705780
Release Date: 1872
Genre: Etiquette

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

British Books

ISBN: UIUC:30112109762309
Release Date: 1910
Genre: Bibliography