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 Available here are accounts of the lives and works of seventeenth and eighteenth century mathematicians (and some other scientists), adapted from A Short Account of the History of Mathematics by W. W. Rouse Ball (4th Edition, 1908).

This is not an ebook- but rather a website that has short biographies of mathematicians from the 17th and 18th centuries.

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Do you have boys at home that love to work with wood, tools, and mechanical parts?

Every Boy His Own Mechanic is a book just for them!  The book covers woodworking, painting, mixing cement, fixing bicycles, and tons more.

With 400+ pages of instructions and illustrations, your boys AND [...]

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Animated Cartoons

On January 9, 2012 By

Edwin George Lutz brings us another artistic book, this time detailing the origin and making of animated cartoons.

From the early days of flip books to the beginning of motion pictures using celluloid film, this book is perfect for kids who are interested in animation and cartooning.

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A book for little folk who want to make gardens and don’t know how.

Children love to dig and plant and manipulate the earth.  Gardening is a great tutor in both science and math.  This little tome explains gardening in a way children can understand.

The book details flower gardening, market gardening, [...]

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Yesterday I shared a gem of electrical knowledge- Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One.  I was intrigued by the book and wondered if the other books in the series were available.

I am pleased to say that I found volumes 3-9!  Volume 2 seems to mysteriously vanished since its publication in 1916.  If I [...]

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Everyday Number Stories

On December 16, 2011 By

This is such a cute book!  The color illustrations and the little “stories” that teach basic arithmetic are perfect for Charlotte Mason and other relaxed styles of homeschooling.

From the description of the book:

Through incidents and activities natural to children, teaches numbers 1 – 100.

However, the book covers much more [...]

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Let’s Raise Pigs

On October 23, 2011 By

This fun little book combines information about pigs with a conversation about starting a small hog operation.  Written for children in elementary school, it has lots of examples of real living math and science.

It also has cute illustrations and even a couple of worksheets to fill out while providing theoretical [...]

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