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Civil Government for Common Schools

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Civil Government for Common Schools is written by Henry C. Northam. Road and school districts form towns; towns when united form counties; counties when united form a State; and also in many instances, Senatorial, Congressional and Judicial districts. States when united form a Union.

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Check-list of the Birds of Kansas

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Check-list of the Birds of Kansas is written by Harrison B. Tordoff. The Museum of Natural History at the University of Kansas solicits records and specimens which contribute to our knowledge of birds in Kansas. Files and collections at the Museum are available to any qualified person for study.

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Canterbury Pieces

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Canterbury Pieces is written by Samuel Butler. The autograph of this letter was purchased from Mr. Tregaskis by Mr. Festing Jones, and subsequently presented by him to the Museum at Christ Church. The letter cannot be dated with certainty.

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Bramble-Bees and Others

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Bramble-Bees and Others is written by Jean-Henri Fabre. The number of cells varies greatly, according to the qualities of the stalk. If the bramble-stump be long, regular and smooth, we may count as many as fifteen: that, at least, is the highest figure which my observations have supplied.

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Birds from North Borneo

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Birds from North Borneo is written by Max C. Thompson. The avifauna of Borneo is of Indo-Malayan affinities. The number of birds endemic to Borneo is relatively small; most species are shared with the Asian mainland. Only 29 birds are known to be endemic to the island and 17 of these are montane. The large proportion of montane endemics is not surprising, because Borneo has been connected with the Asian.

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Archimedes

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Archimedes is written by Thomas Little Heath. Archimedes is said to have requested his friends and relatives to place upon his tomb a representation of a cylinder circumscribing a sphere within it, together with an inscription giving the ratio (3/2) which the cylinder bears to the sphere; from which we may infer that he himself regarded the discovery of this ratio as his greatest achievement.

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Ancient and Modern Physics

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Ancient and Modern Physics is written by Thomas E. Willson. The Hindu conception of the material universe, taken from the Upanishads and some open teaching, will serve for an illustration. They divide physical matter into four kinds--prakriti, ether, prana, and manasa--which they call "planes.

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An Elementary Study of Insect

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An Elementary Study of Insect is written by Leonard Haseman. In most cases the parent insect deposits small eggs which hatch later into the young insects. In some cases, as with the blow-flies, the maggot may hatch from the egg while yet in the parent's body, when the active larva is born alive.

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Amusements in Mathematics

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Amusements in Mathematics is written by Henry Ernest Dudeney. The puzzles in this department are roughly thrown together in classes for the convenience of the reader. Some are very easy, others quite difficult. But they are not arranged in any order of difficulty--and this is intentional.

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Emma

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Emma is written by Jane Austen. The main character, Emma Woodhouse, is described in the opening paragraph as ''rich, beautiful and clever,'' but is also rather spoiled.

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