Google Books. 800 Free eBooks for iPad, Kindle & Other Devices. Download 800 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or ereader.
Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, including works by Asimov, Jane Austen, Philip K. Read 700 Free eBooks Made Available by the University of California Press. The University of California Press e-books collection holds books published by UCP (and a select few printed by other academic presses) between 1982-2004.
The general public currently has access to 770 books through this initiative. The collection is dynamic, with new titles being added over time. Readers looking to see what the collection holds can browse by subject. The curators of the site have kindly provided a second browsing page that shows only the publicly accessible books, omitting any frustrating off-limits titles. The collection’s strengths are in history (particularly American history and the history of California and the West); religion; literary studies; and international studies (with strong selections of Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, and French Studies titles).
Russian Book Jackets from the 1930s. E.
Kuznetsov, Circus, 1931. These Russian book jackets from the thirties are among the many riches on offer in the New York Public Library’s newly enhanced digital collections. Below are some favorites; you can see the whole collection here. Unknown author and title. [Scrap book of Russian bookjackets, 1917-1942]. [Scrap book of Russian bookjackets, 1917-1942]. The Omo People by Hans Silvester. Wonderfully Weird & Ingenious Medieval Books. Leiden University book historian Erik Kwakkel describes his tumblr site as follows: “I post images from medieval books.”
In the words of Samuel L. Jackson on the immortal Snakes on a Plane, you either want to see that, or you don’t. Presuming you do (and given your presumable status as an Open Culture reader, it strikes me as a safe bet) know that Kwakkel doesn’t maintain just any old images of medieval books; his posts tend to highlight the askew, the obscure, and the innovative, further demonstrating that we need not find the “dark ages” dull. At the top of the post, you can see one photo of the several he posted of the biggest books in the world, in this case the “famous Klencke Atlas” from the 16th century. “Don’t Read Books!” A 12th-Century Zen Poem. By Maria Popova “It’s annoying for others to have to hear you.”
We live in a culture that often romanticizes books as the tender and exhilarating love-making to the “orgasm without release” of Alan Watts’s admonition against our media gluttony — an antidote to the frantic multitasking of modern media, refuge from the alleged evils of technology, an invitation for slow, reflective thinking in a fast-paced age obsessed with productivity. Books, Kafka memorably asserted, are “the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” Given I spend the majority of my waking hours reading and writing about books, I have certainly bought into that romantic notion.
Further Reading. Here are some of the books used as sources during the writing of Economix.
They’re sorted into: Highly recommended (readable, relevant, and informative)Recommended (two out of three)Good readsFor wonks only (these are good books, but not recommended unless you’re a wonk)Not recommendedFurther watching (documentaries). Highly recommended Joel Bakan, The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power. How the modern corporation works, and for whom. Historia de IRC. Hoy en día estamos acostumbrados a usar servicios como WhatsApp, Hangouts, Skype, BlackBerry Messenger o el chat de Facebook, servicios que nos permiten comunicarnos con nuestros amigos a tiempo real y sin tener que realizar una llamada telefónica.
Este tipo de comunicaciones a tiempo real a través de Internet se han convertido en una pieza básica de nuestro día a día, algo que venimos usando desde hace bastante tiempo con servicios como MSN Messenger y algunos años antes con IRC que, precisamente, ahora cumple 25 años. 250+ Killer Digital Libraries and Archives. Hundreds of libraries and archives exist online, from university-supported sites to accredited online schools to individual efforts.
Each one has something to offer to researchers, students, and teachers. This list contains over 250 libraries and archives that focus mainly on localized, regional, and U.S. history, but it also includes larger collections, eText and eBook repositories, and a short list of directories to help you continue your research efforts. death The sites listed here are mainly open access, which means that the digital formats are viewable and usable by the general public.
So, such sites as the Connecticut Digital Library (iCONN) are not listed, as they operate on the premise that the user has a Connecticut library card in his or her possession. Efforts were made to go to the root source for these collections. 20 issues of Astounding Stories of Super-Science are free on Project Gutenberg. I’m pleased to share a new set of great books that came into public domain and are available for free from Project Gutenberg.
Many people assume that public domain is all about classic literature from XIX century. It’s not true. 12 great vintage sci-fi stories that are available as free ebooks. If you love science-fiction, and would like to discover new titles to read, consider pulp sci-fi from the XX century – and consider getting the books in digital format.
The site that you can explore great ebooks is Project Gutenberg. Books on Project Gutenberg are the titles that moved to public domain (their intellectual property rights have expired) - but don’t expect to find here only classics from the XIX century. Free eBooks at Planet eBook - Classic Novels and Literature. Download The Universe. CVC. Centro Virtual Cervantes.
Textos clasicos - Tacito -De las Costumbres, Sitios y Pueblos de la Germania. I. El Rhin y el Danubio dividen a toda la Germania (1) de las Galias, Retias y Panonias (2), y de los Sarmatas y Dacios (3) algunas montañas o el miedo que se tienen los unos a los otros. El Océano cerca lo demás, abrazando grandísimas islas (4) y golfos, y algunas naciones y reyes, de que con la guerra se ha tenido noticias poco ha (5). Biblioteca de Clásicos Grecolatinos. Hypertext fiction. Hypertext fiction is a genre of electronic literature, characterized by the use of hypertext links which provide a new context for non-linearity in literature and reader interaction. The reader typically chooses links to move from one node of text to the next, and in this fashion arranges a story from a deeper pool of potential stories.
Its spirit can also be seen in interactive fiction. Definitions Early Americas Digital Archive. Welcome to Open Library. The Online Books Page. 300 Free eBooks: Download Great Classics for Free. Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Wikilibros. Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes. Welcome to the Online Library of Liberty. Advanced Search Today the OLL has… Cyberpunk and cyberculture: science fiction and the work of William Gibson - Dani Cavallaro. Books that will induce a mindfuck - StumbleUpon.
Here is the list of books that will officially induce mindfucks, sorted alphabetically by author. Those authors in bold have been recommended by one or more people as being generally mindfucking - any books listed under their names are particularly odd. You're welcome to /msg me to make an addition to this list. Archive. Una corta historia del eBook por Marie Lebert - Proyecto Gutenberg. El Proyecto Gutenberg (1971-2009) por Marie Lebert - Proyecto Gutenberg. The Essentials: Charles Dickens. Tarantoga. Diccionario de símbolos: con más de ... - Hans Biedermann.