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* [http://www.archive.org/details/mechanicaldevic00allegoog Mechanical devices in the home (1922)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/mechanicaldevic00allegoog Mechanical devices in the home (1922)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/laborsavingdevic00widtrich Labor saving devices for the farm home (1912)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/laborsavingdevic00widtrich Labor saving devices for the farm home (1912)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/treatiseonhydros00lardrich A treatise on hydrostatics and pneumatics (1832)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/steamitsusesincl00lard Steam and its uses : including the steam engine, the locomotive, and steam navigation (1873)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/steamenginesteam00larduoft The steam engine, steam navigation, roads, and railways, explained and illustrated (1851)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/chemicaltechnol00dibdgoog Chemical Technology, Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to Arts and Manufactures (1903)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/bookenglishtrad00soutgoog The Book of English Trades: And Library of the Useful Arts : with Seventy Engravings (1818)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/carpentryforbuil00lair Carpentry for the building trades (1947)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/panoramaprofess02hazegoogThe Panorama of Professions and Trades, Or, Every Man's Book (1837)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/everybodysradiom00newy Everybody's radio manual; how to build and repair radio receivers (1942)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/furnitureforcraf01otte Furniture for the craftsman; a manual for the student and machanic (1914)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/glassmanufacture00roserich Glass manufacture (1908)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/rubberresinspain00morruoft Rubber, resins, paints and varnishes (1921)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/manufacturerspra00jame Manufacturers' practical recipes : comprising pigments and dry colours, paste and mixed paints, paint oils, vehicles, and mediums, distempers, and sundry paint materials (1902)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/architecturalpot00lefrich Architectural pottery; bricks, tiles, pipes, enamelled terra-cottas, ordinary and incrusted quarries, stoneware mosaics, faïences, and architectural stoneware (1900)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/studiesinwooddec00schmrich Studies in wood decay (1921)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_11236 Earth sewage versus water sewage, or, National health and wealth instead of disease and waste (1868)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924000464986 Practical cold storage ; the theory, design and construction of buildings and apparatus for the preservation of perishable products, approved methods of applying refrigeration and the care and handling of eggs, fruit, dairy products, etc (1914)] Refrigeration.
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/priscillabasketr00fitz The Priscilla basketry book a collection of baskets and other articles with lessons for working and directions for dyeing and staining (1911)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003598095 The basket maker (1909)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/raphiareedweavin00knap Raphia and reed weaving, including also cardboard and paper construction; a practical course for primary and elementary schools (1901)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/handloomweavingp00hooprich Hand-loom weaving, plain & ornamental (1920)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/weavingmachinery00crom Weaving machinery for cotton, silk, woolen, worsted and special fabrics (1919)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/practiceinweavin00nighiala Practice in weaving and loom-fixing. A complete manual for the weave room.. (1887)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/practicaltreatis00whit A practical treatise on weaving by hand and power looms; intended as a text book for manufacturers by hand and power looms, and power loom engineers .. (1846)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/woodenboxcrateco00fore Wooden box and crate construction (1921)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924016403200 Hevea brasiliensis; or Para rubber, its botany, cultivation, chemistry and disease (1912)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/woodproductsdist00dumerich Wood products: distillates and extracts .. (1908)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/chemicalmethodsf00veitrich Chemical methods for utilizing wood, including destructive distillation, recovery of trupentine, rosin, and pulp, and the preparation of alcohols and oxalic acid (1907)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/textbookofwood00stonuoft A text-book of wood (1921)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/seasoningoftimbe00vons Seasoning of timber (1903)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cooperagetreatis00wagn Cooperage; a treatise on modern shop practice and methods; (1910)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924080109832 Handy farm devices and how to make them (1912)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/manualofinstruct00rowerich Manual of instruction in hard soldering, with an appendix on the repair of bicycle frames; notes on alloys and a chapter on soft soldering (1898)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/guidebookforiden00fore Guidebook for the identification of woods used for ties and timbers (1917)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/boybirdhousearch00baxt2 Boy bird house architecture (c1920)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924052808841 Jethro Wood, inventor of the modern plow. A brief account of his life, services and trials; together with facts subsequent to his death, and incident to his great invention .. (1882)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924031276151 Wood carving : being a carefully graduated educational course for schools and adult classes (1896)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924031259579 A village class for drawing and wood carving : hints to teachers (1891)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/woodpulpitsuses00crosuoft Wood pulp and its uses (1911)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/handloomweavingp00hooprich Hand-loom weaving, plain & ornamental (1920)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmappliancespr00mart Farm appliances; a practical manual (1887)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmmachinerylab00scoa Farm machinery laboratory manual (1918)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/The_Operation_Care_And_Repair_Of_Farm_Machinery_19_ The Operation Care And Repair Of Farm Machinery 19 (1932)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmwoodwork00roeh Farm woodwork (1919)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmmechanics00shea Farm mechanics; (1918)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmimplementspr00thom Farm implements, and the principles of their construction and use : an elementary and familiar treatise on mechanics, and on natural philosophy generally, as applied to the ordinary practice of agriculture ; with 200 engraved illustrations (1854)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmhomemechanic00unit Farm and home mechanics : some things that every boy should know how to do and hence should learn to do in school (1911)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/practicaltalkson00clar Practical talks on farm engineering : A simple explanation of many everyday problems in farm engineering and farm mechanics written in a readable style for the practical farmer (1915)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmengineering00bone Farm engineering (1911)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmconveniences01hals Farm conveniences (1884)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmblacksmithin00drew Farm blacksmithing (1904)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmcraftlessons00unit Farm craft lessons (1919)]
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===Construction===
 
===Construction===
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/EarthBuildingAroundTheWorld Earth Building Around The World (2010)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/EarthAsRawMaterial Earth As Raw Material (2010)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/DurablityTestForEarthWallConstruction DurablityTest For Earth Wall Construction (UTS) (2010)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/HowToMakeStabilisedEarthBlocks How To Make Stabilised Earth Blocks (2010)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/PracticalActionTechNotes Practical Action Tech Notes (2010)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/LowCostHighValueHousing Low Cost High Value Housing (2004)]
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* [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/32048 Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay by Clough Williams-Ellis]
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* [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24855 Concrete Construction by Halbert Powers Gillette and Charles Shattuck Hill]
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* [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28501 Construction Work for Rural and Elementary Schools by Virginia McGaw]
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* [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28255 Shelters, Shacks and Shanties by Daniel Carter Beard] (log cabins and other simple shelters.)
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924014764595 Cottage building in cob, pisé, chalk & clay; a renaissance (1920)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/buildingincobpis00grearich Building in cob and pisé de terre; (1922)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/bookofwoodcraft00seto The book of woodcraft (1912)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/bookofwoodcraft00seto The book of woodcraft (1912)]
 
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13510 Knots, Splices and Rope Work by A. Hyatt Verrill]
 
* [http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13510 Knots, Splices and Rope Work by A. Hyatt Verrill]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/chatwithladiesab00fitzrich Chat with the ladies about house building (1905)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/chatwithladiesab00fitzrich Chat with the ladies about house building (1905)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/honesthouseprese00good The honest house, presenting examples of the usual problems which face the home-builder, together with an exposition of the simple architectural principles which underlie them: arranged especially in reference to small house design (1914)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/honesthouseprese00good The honest house, presenting examples of the usual problems which face the home-builder, together with an exposition of the simple architectural principles which underlie them: arranged especially in reference to small house design (1914)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/housedrainagean03gerhgoog House Drainage and Sanitary Plumbing (1882)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/concreteinconstr00atlarich Concrete in constructions (c1907-09)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/agriculturaldraw00frenrich Agricultural drawing and the design of farm structures (1915)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmstructures00ekblgoog Farm Structures (1914)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/hollowtilehouse00squi The hollow-tile house: (1913)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/practicalbrickti00dobs The Practical brick and tile book (1880)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/notesonreinforce00indirich Notes on reinforced brickwork (1922)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/dryingclaywaresb00loveiala Drying clay wares, by Ellis Lovejoy (c1916)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/segerscollectedw00segeuoft Seger's collected works; being a reprint of the articles already published in "Brick" and chosen as being specially helpful to the clayworkers of the United States .. (1906)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/apracticaltreat00lipogoog A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Portland Cement (1868)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/bricksartificial00searrich Bricks & artificial stones of non-plastic materials; their manufacture and uses (1915)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/sandlimeothercon00wellrich Sand-lime and other concrete bricks (1921)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cementconcretebr00searrich Cement, concrete and bricks (1914)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/buildingstonesan005686mbp Building Stones And Clays (1912)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/bookoffarmbuildi00stepiala The book of farm-buildings; their arrangement and construction (1861)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/notesonbuilding00artgoog Notes on building construction (1875)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/sanitaryconstru00whyagoog Sanitary Construction in Building (1906)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/reportonbuildin00unkngoog Report on building stones.. (1886)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/buildingestimat00arthgoog The building estimator (1904)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/buildingconstruc02kidduoft Building construction and superintendence (1906)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/stonesforbuildin00merrrich Stones for building and decoration (1891)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924031170719 Steel: a manual for steel users (1896)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/concretestuccoho00heringo Concrete and stucco houses; the use of plastic materials in the building of country and suburban houses in a manner to insure the qualities of fitness, durability, and beauty (1912)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/practicalhintson01aber Practical hints on mill building (1880)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/geologyofbuildin00howeuoft The geology of building stones (1910)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/detailsofbuildin00martrich Details of building construction (1899)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/operativemasonr00shawgoog Operative masonry; or, A theoretical and practical treatise of building; containing a scientific account of stones, clays, bricks, mortars, cements, &c.; a description of their component parts, with the manner of preparing and using them. The fundamental rules in geometry, on masonry and stone-cutting, with their application to practice. Illustrated with forty copper-plate engravings (1832)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/modernbathsbathh00gerhiala Modern baths and bath houses (1908)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/healthyfoundatio00browuoft Healthy foundations for houses (1885)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924090409289 Earth dams, a study (1904)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/earthworkslipssu00newmrich Earthwork slips and subsidences upon public works: their causes, prevention, and reparation. Especially written to assist those engaged in the construction or maintenance of railways, docks, canals, roads, waterworks, river-banks, reclamation embankments, drainage works, etc (1890)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/lightningrodconf00lighrich Lightning Rod Conference : report of the delegates from the following societies, viz. : Meteorological Society, Royal Institute of British Architects, Society of Telegraph Engineers and of Electricians, Physical Society, co-opted members (1882)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/sewerconstructio00ogdeuoft Sewer construction (1908)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/clayplantconstru00grearich Clay plant construction and operation (1919)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/treatiseonmasonr00bake A treatise on masonry construction (1902)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/constructionofsi129atwo Construction of a silo (1910)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/concretesteelcon01eddy Concrete-steel construction (1914)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/constructionofsi00fras The construction of silos (1905)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/radoninformation00liwi Radon information system for new house construction (1995)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/retainingwallsth028644mbp Retaining Walls Their Design And Construction (1920)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/deanssystemofgre00dean Dean's system of greenhouse heating by steam or hot water, with formulas for obtaining different temperatures .. (1901)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/greenhouseconstr01taft Greenhouse construction : a complete manual on the building, heating, ventilating and arrangement of greenhouses, and the construction of hotbeds, frames and plant pits (1894)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/americanhousecar00hatfiala The American house-carpenter; a treatise upon architecture, cornices and mouldings, framing, doors, windows, and stairs. Together with the most important principles of practical geometry (1852)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/treatiseonmathem00inskiala Treatise on mathematical and graphical roof framing (illustrated) for builders, carpenters and iron workers (c1900)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/maderoofframing00magirich Roof framing made easy; a practical and easily comprehended system, adapted to modern construction, for laying out and framing roofs (1903)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/howtoframehouseo00magiuoft How to frame a house; or, House and roof framing (c1914)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/lightheavytimber00hodguoft Light and heavy timber framing made easy : balloon framing , mixed framing, heavy timber framing, houses, factories, bridges, barns, rinks, timber-roofs, and all other kinds of timber buildings ... (1909)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/framingsheathing00jone Framing, sheathing, and insulation (1973)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/stablesoutbuildi00harnrich Stables, outbuildings and fences (1870)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/radfordspractica00radf Radford's practical barn plans : being a complete collection of practical, economical and common-sense plans of barns, out buildings and stock sheds (1907)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/poultryhousesfix01reli Poultry houses and fixtures. How to lay out poultry plants .. (1919)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/economicstudyoff00myer An economic study of farm layout .. (1920)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924074225834 Practical hints about barn building : together with suggestions as to the construction of swine and sheep pens, silos and other farm outbuildings (1893)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/barnplansoutbuil00hals Barn plans and outbuildings (1881)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/modernhomesteadi00hend The modern homestead : its arrangement and construction (1902)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/constructioncare00bake Construction and care of earth roads (1901)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/timberphysics00roth Timber physics (1899)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/makingfenceswall00buttiala Making fences, walls and hedges (1914)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/fencesgatesbridg00martiala Fences, gates, and bridges; a practical manual (1892)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/fatigueofmetalsw00moor The fatigue of metals : with chapters on the fatigue of wood and of concrete (1927)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003934233 Timber; a comprehensive study of wood in all its aspects, commercial and botanical, showing the different applications and uses of timber in various trades, etc (1902)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924031170719 Steel: a manual for steel users (1896)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/villageimproveme26801gut Village Improvements and Farm Villages]
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===Agriculture===
 
===Agriculture===
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/scienceandpract00johngoog Science and Practice of Gardening, in which are Explained and Illustrated ... (1862)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/scienceandpract00johngoog Science and Practice of Gardening, in which are Explained and Illustrated ... (1862)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924084930878 A manual of veterinary hygiene (1911)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924084930878 A manual of veterinary hygiene (1911)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/poultrymanualon00georrich A manual on poultry (1883)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/ruraleconomyini00bous Rural economy in its relations with chemistry, physics, and meteorology : or, chemistry applied to agriculture (1854)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/someinsectsinju01chitgoog Some insects injurious to vegetable crops]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/originandnature00shalgoog The Origin and Nature of Soils (1892)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/domesticatedani02shalgoog Domesticated Animals: Their Relation to Man and to His Advancement in ... (1895)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmersguidetosc01step The farmer's guide to scientific and practical agriculture. Detailing the labors of the farmer, in all their variety, and adapting them to the seasons of the year as they successively occur (1850)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924000228332 Stephens' Book of the farm; dealing exhaustively with every branch of agriculture (1908)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/mushroomculturei00robi Mushroom culture : its extension and improvement (1873)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003397134 Mushroom culture and pure culture spawn (1912)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924073871638 Mushrooms : how to grow them : a practical treatise on mushroom culture for profit and pleasure (1891)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_40533 The dog in health and in disease: including his origin, history, varieties, breeding, education and general management in health, and his treatment in disease (1895)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/notesondiseaseof00kori Notes on disease of cattle, cause, symptoms and treatment (1916)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/hometreatmentfor00lang Home treatment for the disease of domesticated animals .. (1895)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924000297527 Our domestic animals in health and disease (1864)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003127705 How to build poultry houses (1903)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/lowcostpoultryho00darr Low cost poultry houses (1899)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/poultryhouses00unit Poultry houses.. (1919)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/bookofalfalfahi00cobu The book of alfalfa; history, cultivation and merits. Its uses as a forage and fertilizer (1907)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/flaxindustryitsi00demauoft The flax industry; its importance and progress. Also its cultivation and management and instructions in the various Belgian methods of growing and preparing it for market. With extracts from the annual report of the Royal Irish Flax Society, and a word on Chevalier Claussen's invention of cottonizing flax (1852)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/agricultureinjap00koidiala Agriculture in Japan : a paper read by Professor Koide before the Agricultural Section of the Royal Society, 11th June, 1918 (1918)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/soybeansforsilag227odla Soybeans for silage and for hay (1930)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/sunflowersilagev210hend Sunflower silage vs. corn silage for milk production (1927)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/spoiledsilagesou00pasc Spoiled silage, sour silage, moldy silage, rotten silage, frozen silage; its cause and effects (1915)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/ensilagebeingsom00gathrich Ensilage; being some notes on the construction and management of the different kinds of silos, together with observations of the value of silage for farm stock (1904)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/nitrogenotherlos00shaw Nitrogen and other losses during the ensiling of corn (1921)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/soilingcropssilo01shaw Soiling crops and the silo; how to cultivate and harvest the crops; how to build and fill the silo; and how to use silage (1900)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003364738 Silos, ensilage and silage. A practical treatise on the ensilage of fodder corn (1918)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003417858 Silos for preserving British fodder crops stored in a green state. Notes on the ensilage of grasses, clovers, vetches, etc (1883)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924081088357 A book on silage (1896)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/soilingensilage00peer Soiling, ensilage, and stable construction; (1911)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/bookofgoatcontai00holm Book of the goat: containing practical directions for the management of the milch goat in health and disease]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/fertilityofsoils00gard Fertility of soils as affected by manures (1908)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/soilfertilitylab00hopkuoft Soil fertility laboratory manual (c1910)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/essentialsofsoil00agee The essentials of soil fertility (1913)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/locationconstruc00diet The location, construction and operation of hog houses (1906)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/broodsowstheirli00hill Brood sows and their litters; a practical book on how to handle the brood sow and her litter. What to feed, when to feed and how to feed. Also how to care for the litter (1913)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003171620 The pig: a treatise on the breeds, management, feeding, and medical treatment, of swine; with directions for salting pork, and curing bacon and hams (1852)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003128497 Hogology (1918)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/biggleswinebookm00biggrich Biggle swine book : much old and more new hog knowledge, arranged in alternate streaks of fat and lean (1899)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/swineinamericate04cobu Swine in America; a text book for the breeder, feeder & student (1912)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003697558 Swine husbandry. A practical manual for the breeding, rearing and management of swine, with suggestions as to the prevention and treatment of their diseases (1897)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924002952640 Forty years' experience of a practical hog man; a practical book for the pure bred swine breeder and farmer. Written from actual experience of forty years in successfully handling a large herd of pure bred hogs (1914)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/everymanhisownfa00branuoft Every man his own farrier, a treatise on horses and cattle; with remedies for every disease (1875)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924001804115 Profitable poultry : how to manage fowls, turkeys, ducks & geese in health and disease (1900)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/diseasesofswinew00crai Diseases of swine with special reference to the preventive measures of disease (1906)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003233750 Diseases of poultry; the cause, symptoms and care of each disease, and simple, effective remedies (1902)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmwoodlothandb00cheyuoft The farm woodlot, a handbook of forestry for the farmer and the student in agriculture (1914)]
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* [http://http://www.archive.org/details/woodascropinilli18telf Wood as a crop in Illinois (1926)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmwoodlot00kent The farm and the woodlot (1919)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/woodlotforestry00clar Woodlot forestry (1905)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/remarksonmanagem00westrich Remarks on the management, or rather, the mismanagement of woods, plantations and hedge-row timber (1842)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/preservationoffo00beat Preservation of forests as a measure of public safety; (1909)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/practicawebsters00websrich Webster's Practical forestry : a popular handbook on the rearing and growth of trees for profit or ornament (1917)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_05800 Fruit growing for profit: comprising a complete history of apple culture, from the time the seeds are planted until the proceeds are pocketed, with chapters on the plum, pear, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry, currant and gooseberry (1891)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/practicalarboric00browuoft Practical arboriculture; how forests influence climate, control the winds, prevent floods, sustain national prosperity, a text book for railway engineers, manufacturers, lumbermen and farmers (1906)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924002988172 Arboriculture; or, A practical treatise on raising and managing forest trees, and on the profitable extension of the woods and forests of Great Britain (1868)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/greenhouseaswint00fiel The green-house as a winter garden, a manual for the amateur (1869)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/twopsorpleasurep00lord The two P's or the pleasure and profit of cold frames and hot beds (1920)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/irrigationdevelo00caliuoft Irrigation development. History, customs, laws, and administrative systems relating to irrigation, water-courses, and waters in France, Italy, and Spain. The introductory part of the Report of the state engineer of California, on irrigation and the irrigation question (1886)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/storageofwaterfo02fortiala The storage of water for irrigation purposes (1912)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003976895 Operation and maintenance of irrigation systems (1917)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/irrigationforfar00gips Irrigation for the farm (1889)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/riceirrigationin00tayl Rice irrigation in Texas.. (1902)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003631789 Pumping water for irrigation (1896)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/irrigationguidec00kenn Irrigation guide. A concise treatise on irrigation (1895)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/punjabirrigation031884mbp Punjab Irrigation (1925)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/amanualgardenin00firmgoog A Manual of Gardening for Bengal and Upper India (1874)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/fieldandgardenc02fullgoog Field and garden crops of the North-Western provinces and Oudh, by J. F. Duthie and J. B. Fuller (1882)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/swinehousesequip00scra Swine houses and equipment : types and breeds of swine ; swine feeding and judging ; swine breeding ; types and breeds of sheep ; sheep judging and breeding ; sheep management ; horse barns and paddocks ; types, breeds, and market classes of horses ; horse judging ; horse management ; ponies, asses, and mules (1912)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_17903 Irrigation by artesian wells: report of exploratory survey (1888)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/essaysonwheatinc00bull Essays on wheat, including the discovery and introduction of marquis wheat, the early history of wheat-growing in Manitoba, wheat in western Canada, the origin of red bobs and kitchener, and the wild wheat of Palestine (1919)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/americanwheatcul00todd The American wheat culturist. A practical treatise on the culture of wheat (1868)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/bookofwheatecono00dond The book of wheat : an economic history and practical manual of the wheat industry (1908)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/wheatpracticaldi00tene Wheat; a practical discussion of the raising, marketing, handling and use of the wheat crop (1914)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/improvingquality00lyon Improving the quality of wheat .. (1905)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/firstbelgianhare00crab The first Belgian hare course of instruction. Twenty lessons. Complete directions for buying, sheltering, feeding, breeding ... developing a business, etc. ... with a true history of the Belgian hare .. (1901)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/americanfarmbook00alle The American farm book : or, Compend of American agriculture ; being a practical treatise on soils, manures, draining irrigation, grasses, grain, roots, fruits, cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, rice, and every staple product of the United States, with the best methods of planting, cultivating, and preparation for market ;illustrated by more than 100 engravings (1860)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/WetRiceCultivationInIndonesia-AComparativeResearch Wet rice cultivation in Indonesia - A comparative research]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmersdog00hoch The farmer's dog (1922)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/completefarmersg00kyle Complete farmer's guide (1915)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/americanfruitfar00thor An American fruit-farm; (1915)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/nutritionoffarma00arms The nutrition of farm animals (1917)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmfoodsorratio00wolf Farm foods : or, the rational feeding of farm animals (1895)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/normaldaysworkof00mowr The normal day's work of farm implements, workmen, and crews in western New York (1916)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/modernfarmhen00sher The modern farm hen (1922)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/feedingfarmanima00shaw Feeding farm animals (1907)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/breedingfarmanim00mars Breeding farm animals (1911)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmmanures00thor Farm manures (1913)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmmanagement00card Farm management (1907)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/farmexperiments00sanb Farm experiments (1878)]
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===Food===
 
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/milkanditshygie00commgoog Milk and its hygienic relations (1916)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/milkanditshygie00commgoog Milk and its hygienic relations (1916)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/suggestiveoutlin00wisc Suggestive outline of work on food conservation for home economics teachers (1918)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/suggestiveoutlin00wisc Suggestive outline of work on food conservation for home economics teachers (1918)]
 
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/investigationsin00grayiala Investigations in the manufacture and storage of butter (1906)]
 
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/investigationsin00roge Investigations in the manufacture and storage of butter. II.--Preventing molds in butter tubs (1906)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/buttercheese00walkuoft Butter and cheese (1920)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003199159 Microbes, ferments and moulds (1886)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/practicalstudies00hansrich Practical studies in fermentation; being contributions to the life history of micro-organisms (1896)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/laboratorystudie00browuoft Laboratory studies for brewing students, a systematic course of practical work in the scientific principles underlying the processes of malting and brewing (1904)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/coldcuringofchee00babciala The Cold curing of cheese (1903)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cheesemakingbook00samm Cheese making; a book for practical cheesemakers, factory patrons, agricultural colleges and dairy schools (1918)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924002948242 Cheese; a short treatise on the manufacture of various kinds of domestic and foreign cheese, Cheddar, Dutch, Swiss, Italian, French, Limburger, Neufchatel, cream, cottage cheese, etc. (1918)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/nmilkrem00diseaseistrarich Disease in milk; the remedy, pasteurization (1913)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/manualforhomesto00nati Manual for home storage, pickling, fermentation and salting vegetables, with directions for making potato starch, fruit pastes, butters, etc (1917)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003225830 Dairy technology; a treatise on the city milk supply, milk as a food, ice cream making, by-products of the creamery and cheesery, fermented milks, condensed and evaporated milks, milk powder, renovated butter, and oleomargarine (1913)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/fermentedalcohol00cramrich Fermented alcohol beverages, malt liquors, wine and cider]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/neufchtelcream00math Neufchâtel and cream cheese : farm manufacture and use (1918)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/fancycheeseiname00publ Fancy cheese in America, from the milk of cows, sheep and goats (1910)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924002954299 How to make the best butter (1886)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/investigationsin00grayiala Investigations in the manufacture and storage of butter (1906)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/wheatflourprimer00wash Wheat and flour primer (1915)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/unpolishedricest00club Unpolished rice, the staple food of the Orient; (1905)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/greatestofgrains00talm The greatest of grains. Rice (1892)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/homefarmfoodpres00crue Home and farm food preservation (1918)]
  
 
===Green living===
 
===Green living===
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/homekeepingbook00brow The home-keeping book; (1918)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/homekeepingbook00brow The home-keeping book; (1918)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/formulabookforla00lisk The formula. A book for laundrymen, containing formulas for various laundry operations, including washing, bleaching, bluing, etc (1889)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/formulabookforla00lisk The formula. A book for laundrymen, containing formulas for various laundry operations, including washing, bleaching, bluing, etc (1889)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/laundrymanual01chic The laundry manual; (1898)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/dressblousecostu00beau Dress, blouse, and costume cloths, design and fabric manufacture (1921)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003593492 Industrial drawing for girls; design principles applied to dress (1912)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/barberinstructor00brid Barber instructor and toilet manual (1900)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/disposalhouseho00gerhgoog The Disposal of Household Wastes ... (1890)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/householdbookpr00reyngoog The Household Book of Practical Receipts: In the Arts, Manfactures and Trades, Including ... (1871)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/appliedmotionst00gilbgoog Applied Motion Study: A Collection of Papers on the Efficient Method to ... (1917)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/motionstudymetho00gilbrich Motion study : a method for increasing the efficiency of the workman (1911)]
  
 
===Energy===
 
===Energy===
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/howtoreduceenerg00clamrich How to reduce energy costs in your building (1983)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/howtoreduceenerg00clamrich How to reduce energy costs in your building (1983)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/electricityforf00koesgoog Electricity for the Farm and Home (1913)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/electricityforf00koesgoog Electricity for the Farm and Home (1913)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/chemistryofpetro00tinkrich The chemistry of petroleum and its substitutes; a practical handbook (1915)]
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===Health===
 
===Health===
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/practicalnursin00hendgoog Practical nursing; an elementary condensed textbook for trained attendants and for use in practical home nursing (1919)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/practicalnursin00hendgoog Practical nursing; an elementary condensed textbook for trained attendants and for use in practical home nursing (1919)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/handbookofhealth00winsrich Handbook of health in war and peace; a manual of personal preparedness (1917)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/handbookofhealth00winsrich Handbook of health in war and peace; a manual of personal preparedness (1917)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/safetymethodsfor00tolmrich Safety; methods for preventing occupational and other accidents and disease (1913)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/clinicaldiagnosi00jaksuoft Clinical diagnosis, the bacteriological, chemical, and microscopical evidences of disease; (1905)]
  
 
===Knowledge===
 
===Knowledge===
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/householdartsfo00spohgoog Household arts for home and school (1920)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/householdartsfo00spohgoog Household arts for home and school (1920)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/suggestivecourse00univrich Suggestive courses of study in manual arts, mechanical drawing and household economics for Texas high schools (1911)]
 
* [http://www.archive.org/details/suggestivecourse00univrich Suggestive courses of study in manual arts, mechanical drawing and household economics for Texas high schools (1911)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/fourteenweeksinp00steerich Fourteen weeks in popular geology (c1877)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/fourteenweeksinp00steeiala Fourteen weeks in physics (1879)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/answerstopracti00steegoog Answers to the Practical Questions and Problems Contained in the Fourteen Weeks' Courses: In ... (1870)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/fourteenweeksinb00woodrich Fourteen weeks in botany : being an illustrated flora (c1879)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924002809501 Fourteen weeks in zoology (1872)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924002974370 Fourteen weeks in chemistry (1874)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/fourteenweeksinn00steerich Fourteen weeks in natural philosophy / by J. Dorman Steele (1869)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/commercialorgani22allerich Commercial organic analysis. A treatise on the properties, proximate analytical examination, and modes of assaying the various organic chemicals and products employed in the arts, manufactures, medicine, etc., with concise methods for the detection and determination of their impurities, adulterations, and products of decomposition (1898)]
  
 
===Transport===
 
===Transport===
 
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=DQNLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false A treatise on the science of ship-building (1817)]
 
* [http://books.google.com/books?id=DQNLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false A treatise on the science of ship-building (1817)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/horsestheirpoi00bart Horses : their points and management in health and disease (1906)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/horseinstablefie00wals The horse, in the stable and the field : his management in health and disease (1871)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/horsehowtofeedhi00arma The horse: how to feed him, avoid disease, and save money (1868)]
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* [http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924104225523 Stable management and the prevention of disease among horses in India (1882)]
  
 
===Water===
 
===Water===
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Revision as of 03:52, 20 June 2011

Introduction

Public domain books are freely available works and can hold valuable information relevant to efforts towards sustainability. Generally, these books were published pre 1930's and therefore are from a "simpler" age. The early 1900s are notable in their efficiency studies of household management and small scale production; the 1700s and 1800s explore the practical application of newly found scientific principles. There are also valuable records of traditional arts and crafts. During WW1 there were a number of austerity programs that produced books about living simply and maximising production.

BE WARNED: Ignorance of the dangers of using heavy metals (mercury, lead, chromium etc) was prevalent throughout this period and the 1800s especially was particularly bad for crank medicinal treatments for people and animals.

BE AWARE of the profound sexism and racism of the age - we know now that men make excellent housekeepers. In a sustainable society that retains today's liberal attitudes, everyone will need to do their share of domestic duties to compensate for the lack of underclass.

Most scientific knowledge was well understood by the 1900s - plastics, genetics, insulin, antibiotics and nuclear physics were still to come but application of scientific knowledge to daily life was common and sometimes profound - and still ignored...


WHY REINVENT THE WHEEL?

I would like to see these books assessed for scientific accuracy (to current understanding) so the knowledge in them can be used again, confidently. If a book has worthwhile information, it should have it's own page with a description and any hazards pointed out. If it has been produced into an ebook then particularly good bits could be posted or it could be posted in its entirety as the basis of a wiki page on the subject - with additions, subtractions and discussion to update or expand.

Sources

  • Internet Archive - scanned books
  • Project Gutenberg- these books have been proofread and produced in plain text and html versions. This makes them searchable and editable, so we can paste sections onto the wiki and discuss/revise.
  • Distributed proofreaders (DP) - this is where the scanned texts are converted - they're always looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in producing a particular book, start at DP to build up experience and contact me (zoeannl) through the Kiwi team.
  • Distributed Proofreaders list of sources
  • Advanced Google Books search - pick "Full view only", search by subject etc and the public domain books will have a "pdf" download tab.

My Bookmarks - http://www.archive.org/bookmarks/zoeannl

Subjects

Appropriate tech


Construction


Agriculture

See also Project Gutenberg Agriculture bookshelf


Food

Green living

Energy


Health

Knowledge

Transport

Water

Environment

Community