Here are some old books that I find interesting, and which I have reformatted for easier on-screen reading and navigation.
- Jürnjakob Swehn der Amerikafahrer
- by Johannes Gillhoff (1917). In German.
Available in PDF and epub
- Rural Sanitation in the Tropics
by Malcolm Watson (1915).
Watson, a pioneer of malaria control, managed to banish malaria
from several tropical locations in Malaya and Africa, using simple means
such as drainage and oiling of water bodies. In this book, he describes his
own sanitary work, as well as that performed under the direction of Colonel Gorgas in the Panama Canal zone
during the construction of the Canal.
The book is available in two versions. A reformatted version
makes for easier reading and navigation; the original one will be
preferable for example if you want to cite from the book.
version is also available.
Storm tides and coastal protection on the German North Sea shore
A short historical treatise on the subject. Should be of interest to
people who worry about the impact of possibly rising sea levels.
The ban of DDT did not cause millions to die from malaria
It is sometimes alleged that the ban of the insecticide DDT, motivated by concerns about
adverse environmental effects, has caused tens of millions in avoidable malaria
fatalities. I here argue that this position is untenable in light of the scientific
and historic facts.
Modulation of Ice Ages via Precession and Dust-Albedo Feedbacks
This essay has been written by Ralph Ellis, with a little help from me. It presents Ralph's fascinating
hypothesis on the mechanism that controls the rhythm of the ice ages and interglacials. It has
been accepted for publication in Geoscience Frontiers as of May 3rd 2016.
Biochemistry free and easy
Kevin Ahern's and Indira Rajagopal's excellent and free biochemistry textbook
A high-class website with a comprehensive, well-organized collection
of slides for histology and histopathology
A very well-organized and comprehensive question-and-answer site for all things LaTeX—I use it often
Clemens Niederberger's useful collection of LaTeX packages and related links for chemistry
Christian Tellechea's outstanding LaTeX package for drawing chemical structures. Comes with clear thorough documentation