Nice little website this, seen it before and it's got a large amount of decent books.
Do you find that the older books are as good as the new ones you can get today, the majority of those on that website are from the 1800s-early 1900s.
Free Books : Download & Streaming : Ebook and Texts Archive : Internet Archive
This website supplies an 'e-book' version of most of the books in American and Canadian libraries . Just input what you want in the box next to the word Search and you will find the details of the book after selecting . Here is an example :
Elements of algebra : Euler, Leonhard, 1707-1783 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Then click Read Online to go through the book .
and after the click , start reading :
Elements of algebra
OH really ? I don't use it to search for the new books as they may be found in my local libarary ...
The reason why i am sure ' Most of the books in American and Canadian libraries ' is that i could find many books from that period which are absolutely difficult for a normal person to get .
Books from that period ( also the 18th century ) are indeed better than the new books as their authors had shown deeper and creative thinking , but i don't agree for the much older books , the reason is not about the thinking but no doubt they are hardly to be understood by most people except the archaeologists .
So basically they can offer these books for free download without the risk of a lawsuit.As fifty or more years have passed since the death of the author, this book is now in the public domain in the Dominion of Canada.
The way the older books are written is completely different than todays. I suppose a lot of the really advanced topics back then are being learn by university students around the world today. Looking back at our textbooks in a few decades, I'm sure they'll look just as antiquated.