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Compiled by Richard Seltzer
Compiled and Indexed by Richard Seltzer
B&R Samizdat Express - November 9, 2004
Genre: History, Science
Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - December 10, 2004
Evolution - this has become a hot button word. To some, the Theory of Evolution is scientific fact, while others think it is nothing more than hogwash. Many of those who take umbrage with the Theory of Evolution are believers in Creationism. Creationist hold to the literal interpretation the Biblical account of creation. In Richard Seltzer's new CD, Evolution, you can learn about both theories, and related topics.
The Evolution CD contains the text of more than 90 books covering Evolution, Creationism, Social Darwinism, Eugenics, and more. This collection serves as an excellent introduction to the various theories concerned with how Mankind became 'human'. This collection is also a 'must have' reference work for libraries for scholars and students in the fields of evolutionary studies, history, and the social sciences.
In this outstanding anthology, you'll find works by:
You'll also find a selection of well-known books such as:
- Charles Darwin
- Alfred Wallace
- Thomas H. Huxley
- Charles Lyell
- Jane Newell
- William Jennings Bryan
- John Draper
- Friedrich Nietzsche
- Baron d'Holbach
- Erasmus Darwin
- and many more...
As well as lesser known, but just as influential works, as:
- On the Origin of Species
- The Descent of Man
- The Origin of Species
- Voyage of the Beagle
- The Story of Evolution
- Plus the fascinating 1907 treatise by Alfred Russel Wallace, Is Mars Habitable?
All the books in this collection are in the public domain, and all are presented in the plain text format (ASCII) This format makes the books easy to read using a screen reader or computer screen magnification program. Also, with just a few clicks you can change the font style and size of the text. Included on this CD is a freeware copy of ReadPlease 2003, text-to-speech software program that will read the text of the books aloud to you. Also included is a trial version of the commercial version of this program, called ReadPlease Plus. The freeware version can only handle 16k of data at a time. In most cases, I found this to be more than sufficient. The commercial version will read files of any size. Instructions on how to install and use the freeware version, and the trial version, are included on the Evolution CD.
- Equinoctial Regions of America, by Alexander von Humboldt.
- The Wonders of Instinct, by Jean Henri Fabre.
- Dogs and All About Them, by Robert Leighton.
- History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, by Andrew Dickson White.
- Origin and Nature of Emotions, by George Crile.
- Species and Varieties, their Origin and Mutation, by Hugo De Vries.
This CD (CDOM #1 Evolution) is the first volume in B&R Samizdat Express' new CD of the Month Series. The CDs in this series can be purchased individually, or readers can purchase a yearly subscription. Additionally, this CD is designed for use on a Windows PCs only, and you will need to have an Internet Browser or Word Processing program installed on your computer in order to open the files.
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- Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling, by Thomas Hager.
The definitive biography of Linus Pauling, a man who made important contributions to the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, immunology, and medicine and who tirelessly worked to ban nuclear testing. He was also an outspoken advocate of the benefits of Vitamin C.
- Non-Fiction CD, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
Over 500 books on topics ranging from History to Natural Science, all on one CD.
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