Text-book

Related to Text-book: Used textbook

Text´-book`


n.1.A book with wide spaces between the lines, to give room for notes.
2.A volume, as of some classical author, on which a teacher lectures or comments; hence, any manual of instruction; a schoolbook.
References in classic literature ?
Go to your meekest little assistant instructor of sociology and ask him what is the difference between Rousseau's theory of the return to nature and the theory of socialism; ask your greatest orthodox bourgeois political economists and sociologists; question through the pages of every text-book written on the subject and stored on the shelves of your subsidized libraries; and from one and all the answer will be that there is nothing congruous between the return to nature and socialism.
It might be made a text-book for detectives to teach them what to avoid."
His third book, Mass and Master, became a text-book in the American universities; and almost before he knew it, he was at work on a fourth one, The Fallacy of the Inefficient.
(Paris, 1328), which contains much curious information that would be out of place in a dictionary intended as a text-book for the public schools.
In fact, I had crammed navigation from text-books aboard; and besides, there was Wolf Larsen's star-scale, so simple a device that a child could work it.
He lectures to his advanced students on the art of right living, not out of text-books, but straight out of life.
He was eager to pass it, since that ended the drudgery of the curriculum; after it was done with the student became an out-patients' clerk, and was brought in contact with men and women as well as with text-books. Philip saw Norah every day.
Pocket was out lecturing; for, he was a most delightful lecturer on domestic economy, and his treatises on the management of children and servants were considered the very best text-books on those themes.
'Middlemarch' (1872), which is perhaps her masterpiece, it seems to some critics decidedly too preponderant, giving to her novels too much the atmosphere of psychological text-books; and along with it goes much introduction of the actual facts of nineteenth century science.
He bought the text-books on physics and chemistry, and, along with his algebra, worked out problems and demonstrations.
Pepper, "which is surprising, seeing how text-books change."
He dreams of Bengali Gods, University text-books of education, and the Royal Society, London, England.