"Shelters, Shacks, and Shanties" was written and illustrated by Daniel C. Beard in 1914. He was one of the founders of the Boy Scouts movement in America. The book explains how to build shelters, from the simplest requiring a hatchet, to elaborate constructions such as a homestead. The book is addressed to "boys of all ages." This version comes illustrated with Beard's 338 pen and ink drawings, as well as a cover based upon the original 1914 cover design. The book tells you how to build: Sod Houses Log Cabins Over-Water camps Railroad Tie Shacks Navaho Hogans And it also explains: How to Use an Axe How to Split Shakes How to Build a Fireplace How to Make Doors & Latches
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry is a 2017 popular science book by Neil deGrasse Tyson, centering around a number of basic questions about the universe. Published on May 2, 2017, by W. W. Norton & Company, the book is a collection of Tyson's essays that appeared in Natural History magazine at various times from 1997 to 2007.
The Engineer's Sketch-Book of Mechanical Movements, Devices, Appliances, Contrivances and Details Employed in the Design and Construction of Machinery for Every Purpose. Every successful engineer is a born inventor; indeed the daily work of an engineer in practice largely consists in scheming and devising from previous experience new and improved processes, methods, and details for accomplishing them, and for simplifying or cheapening old forms of machinery and the work they produce, to enable him to successfully compete with others, who are perhaps as ingenious and enterprising as himself.
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes is a popular-science book on cosmology (the study of the universe) by British physicist
Stephen Hawking. It was first published in 1988. Hawking wrote the book for nonspecialist readers with no prior knowledge of scientific theories.