Many of these books are from an age before Attorneys and Government Agencies existed to protect us from ourselves,
the world and ensure that we'd all live forever and never suffer a scratch, bruise or other injury.
These books have been
collected over the years primarily for their Historical value in teaching us about the way prior generations
ALWAYS keep in mind that the knowledge, techniques and skills in these books come from a century ago, sometimes earlier. They date from a time before we understood such things as disease vectors and the toxicity of substances such as mercury. While we've included the medical and food related books because there are many valuable, tried and true techniques that have been forgotten over time, they do contain formulas, recipes and knowledge that we now know to be dangerous and harmful. Before considering using any of these techniques or applying the skills and knowledge in them, apply common sense and modern knowledge. If you're in any doubt about the safety of something in these books either consult an expert or don't use them.
All of the books listed are Public Domain or have expired Copyrights so you are free to download and print them. All of
them are in PDF format and are primarily from page scans of original printed book sources. In many cases
there is also an EPUB version available.
EPUB vs PDF FORMATS:
The advantage of the EPUB version is that it is much smaller than the PDF version. However in many of
the EPUBs parts of the original books are garbled during conversion. That affects primarily indexes, title pages and
the like. In almost every case the primary text of the books is usable and clear. However printing EPUBs can be
problematical depending on your available software and your system.
The EPUBS are best suited for conversion to various formats for Electronic Readers using software such
as the free CALIBRE program which allows you to load EPUBS
and then convert them into the proper format for almost every available Reader.
If you intend to print the book to put on your bookshelf then I recommend you download the PDF
Several categories are tagged as Coming Soon. It's a laborious task formatting, labeling , renaming and
posting the books to the site so we're only able to add a few hundred a day. We expect the initial Library
categories to be completed by mid December. After that we'll be adding new books and categories as we acquire them which
will be an ongoing project.
If you wish to receive notice of new additions to the Library and Reviews of the books be sure to enter
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If you download and read the books from the Library, we'd like to ask that you submit reviews of any you
find particularly useful or NON-useful. We'll be publishing User Book Reviews in our weekly Newsletter along
with our own Reviews and lists of new additions. You can email your Book Reviews to email@example.com or leave them on our Contact Us page.
The books have been procured form a wide variety of sources. Predominantly
Universities and historical research collections throughout the world. Some are on obscure sites related to the subject
of the book. Others come from various government agencies as well as national and international non-government organizations.
Yet others come from private collections. You'll notice the Google imprint on many of the documents. Google, as part of
their online library project has funded the scanning and digitizing work at many organizations and institutions through
CONTRIBUTIONS and SUGGESTIONS:
If you have any books you'd like to contribute to the
collection please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
or email the location of a document we can add.
Please remember that your purchases at Lighthouse Survival help fund the Library Project and
we thank you for your support. We hope you find the Library as useful, entertaining and educational as we do.