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by Jack Williamson
- Autor: Jack Williamson
Larry goes down to the infinitely small on his mission on the planet of the pygmies....
Number of pages: ~ 22 pages
by Al Sevcik
- Autor: Al Sevcik
When you command a spaceship a mile long and armed to the teeth, you certainly do not expect to be asked to get out of here ... The ship, for reasons related to the appropriation policy, was named Senator Joseph L. Holloway, but the press and the public called it Big Joe. Her captain, six-star Admiral Heselton, thought of her as Big Joe, and never ceased to wonder at the size of his command....
Number of pages: ~ 10 pages
by Barbara Constant
- Autor: Barbara Constant
Most people, when asked to determine utter loneliness, say that they are alone in the crowd. And you need only one small difference in order to stay in the crowd forever ......
Number of pages: ~ 14 pages
by Sterling E. Lanier
- Autor: Sterling E. Lanier
They certainly did not hold the gun in anyone's head; all they offered was help. Of course, they seemed to encourage people to seek help ......
Number of pages: ~ 12 pages
by Blaise Pascal
- Autor: Blaise Pascal
The Pensées ("Thoughts") is a collection of fragments written by the French 17th-century philosopher and mathematician Blaise Pascal. Pascal's religious conversion led him into a life of asceticism, and the Pensées was in many ways his life's work. It represented Pascal's defense of the Christian religion, and the concept of "Pascal's wager" stems from a portion of this work....
Number of pages: ~ 408 pages
by Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Autor: Ralph Waldo Emerson
During the 1800s in America, the rise of industrialization reduced the cost of goods allowing people to have more possessions than ever before. However, a group known as the Transcendentalists believed that possessions created vanity. Instead, they valued the individual’s relationship with divinity. One of the movement’s most famous members, Ralph Waldo Emerson, wrote prolifically about his beliefs and experiences. A representative selection of his writings is presented here in this volume of the “Essays and Poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson.” In the first essay, “Nature,” Emerson publicly...
Number of pages: ~ 242 pages
- 431 BC
- Autor: Thucydides
The entire Greek world plunged into three decades of bloodshed in 431 B.C., when the ongoing friction between Athens and Sparta exploded into war. Ten years into the struggle, the Athenian general Thucydides was dismissed for a military failure that led to a triumph for posterity: the former general retired to write an account of the war, resulting in one of the world's great history books. Thucydides' chronicle of the disastrous 27-year conflict between the Greek city-states resonates with tales of heroism and villainy, deeds of courage and desperation, and the eternal folly of human...
Number of pages: ~ 511 pages
by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
- Autor: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Dmitry Gurov is a Moscow banker, is married and has three children. He considers women inferior to men, and his is not a happy marriage. One day, while vacationing in Yalta, met in a restaurant Anna Serge'evna that is having lunch in the company of his dog. Soon between Dmitry and Anna begins a relationship that brings the two protagonists to a much deeper involvement and unexpected....
Number of pages: ~ 194 pages
by Ida B. Wells-Barnett
- Autor: Ida B. Wells-Barnett
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery....
Number of pages: ~ 119 pages
by Baron George Gordon Byron Byron
- Autor: Baron George Gordon Byron Byron
* Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric paintings by renowned artists, Don Juan is is a satiric poem by Lord Byron, based on the legend of Don Juan, which Byron reverses, portraying Juan not as a womaniser but as someone easily seduced by women. * Just as accessible and enjoyable for today's readers as it would have been when first published, the piece is one of the great works of English literature and continues to be widely read throughout the world. * This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Illustrated Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text and is enhanced...
Number of pages: ~ 446 pages