eBooks for Active Science Reading

Terence W. Cavanaugh Ph.D.
University of North Florida

Web: http://drscavanaugh.org/ebooks/

eBooks and Strategies for Reading in the Content Area

eBooks are texts that have been converted and “published” in a digital format that displays on specialized reading devices or computers.

According to Project Gutenberg in 2000 there were over 20,000 eBooks available and the numbers have just been growing... It is now possible to have A library in every classroom.

 Recommended eBook format: MS Reader     http://www.microsoft.com/reader

FL Reading list & eBooks: http://www.drscavanaugh.org/ebooks/FL_read_list.htm

Free Online Libraries: http://www.drscavanaugh.org/ebooks/ebook_libraries.htm

Subject Area Books


History of Science, V1 Henry Smith Williams

Faraday As A Discoverer, John Tyndall

First and Last Things, H. G. Wells


Five of Maxwell's Papers, James Clerk Maxwell

The Strange Life of Nikola Tesla, Nikola Tesla

The Story Of Electricity John Munro


American Handbook of the Daguerreotype, Samuel D. Humphrey

The Chemical History of A Candle, Michael Faraday

Periodic Table Of The Elements

Periodic Table of Comic Books (Use of Elements): http://www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics/ 


Bird Neighbors, Neltje Blanchan

The Naturalist on the River Amazons, Henry Walter Bates

The Life of the Caterpillar, by J. Henri Fabre: http://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/jhf/cater.html

The Origin of Species by means of Natural Selection; or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. Charles Darwin

The Voyage of the Beagle, Charles Darwin

Earth Science

The Student's Elements of Geology, Sir Charles Lyell

Let's Collect Rocks & Shells, Shell Oil Company

VOLCANOES, Robert I. Tilling

The Yosemite, John Muir


Satellite Story, Jocelyn Bergen: http://texts01.archive.org/texts/opensourcebooks/Satellite.pdf 


Echo the Bat: http://imagers.gsfc.nasa.gov/echohome.html

Science Fiction

AntiGrav Unlimited, Duncan Long: http://www.baen.com/library/dlong.htm


Science for All Americans: http://www.project2061.org/tools/sfaaol/sfaatoc.htm

Inquiry and the National Science Standards: http://books.nap.edu/html/inquiry_addendum/index.html


BlackMask: http://www.blackmask.com/

Baen Science Fiction: http://www.baen.com/library/

USGS printing office http://pubs.usgs.gov/products/books/gip.html

National Academy Press: http://www.nap.edu/

International Children's Digital Library: http://www.icdlbooks.org:8080/servlet/SearchCategory?id=128