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Image for Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Simthsonian Institution Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Conditions for the Year Eding June 30, 1939

Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Simthsonian Institution Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Conditions for the Year Eding June 30, 1939

By: (Abbott, C. G. , Sec. )

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Washington DC, U. S. Government Printing Office: 1940

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12514


Dark green covers with gilt seal of Smithsonian on front and gilt titles on spine. The name, "John Ingalls" has been printed bottom right in gilt. Interior has some aging, especially on endpapers. Book is square and binding is secure. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 567 pages; Annual Smithsonin report. Includes articles on a wide variety of subjects: science, geology, botany, American Indians, American history and many others. View more info

Image for The Practical Metal-Worker's Assistant: Containing the Arts of Working All Metals and Alloys, Forging of Iron and Steel, Hardening and Tempering, Melting and Mixing, Casting and Founding, Works in Sheet Metal

The Practical Metal-Worker's Assistant: Containing the Arts of Working All Metals and Alloys, Forging of Iron and Steel, Hardening and Tempering, Melting and Mixing, Casting and Founding, Works in Sheet Metal

By: Byrne, Oliver

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Henry Carey Baird: 1851

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 14967


Blindstamped, deep brown cloth with gilt decoration and titles. Some edge and corner wear along with expected aging both interior and exterior. Some pages ar slightly pulled but the binding is secure and the book is square. A handwritten sheet on Improved Babbit Metals is pasted to the rear pastedown. Both pastedowns and endpapers have bold stamps from the Napanoch New York Axe Company and small embossed stamps from C. S. Brigham Company Axes & Tools also of Napanoch. Th... View more info

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QED : The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

By: Feynman, Richard P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton, Princeton University Press: 1985

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 12834


Light, general wear. Still square and securely bound. Spine is neither cracked nor creased. ; Princeton Science Library; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Discussion of some aspects of quantum physics by this quirky, brilliant physicist. View more info

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The Marvels and Mystries of Science

By: Fisher, Clyde, et. al.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W. H. Wise and Company: 1941

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10841


Red, pebbled cloth with embossed titles and decoration on front and red titles on gilt rectangle on spine. Light edge, corner and surface wear. Book is square and binding has no tears or parting. Former owner's name and address on front pastedown. Probably issued without a dustjacket. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 818 pages; Home science encyclopedia from the 1940's. View more info

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The New Ambidextrous Universe

By: Gardner, Martin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, W. H. Freeman and Company: 1990

Edition: Revised Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 10844


Book and jacket have light wear from age and storage but the book seems about new. A former owner has drawn a triangle in red on the ffep ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 392 pages View more info

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Discarded Science : Ideas That Seemed Good at the Time

By: Grant, John Wesley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wisley, Surrey, Facts, Figures & Fun: 2006

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12170


Book is new and unread; jacket is new. ; Tinted Illustrations; Thick Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 336 pages; Fun book on scientific ideas that did not pan out. View more info

Image for Corrupted Science : Fraud, Ideology and Politics in Science

Corrupted Science : Fraud, Ideology and Politics in Science

By: Grant, John Wesley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Wisley, Surrey, Facts, Figures & Fun: 2008

Edition: 1st Reprint

Seller ID: 12171


Book is new and unread; jacket is new. ; B&W Photographs; Thick Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 336 pages; Fun book on ways that ideologues have ignored science or changed it to suit their purposes. View more info

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Natural History For the Use of Schools and Families

By: Hooker, Worthington, M. D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1878

Seller ID: 9897


Dark brown covers with black leather backstrip. Faded gilt titles on spine. Much flaking on clothe along with some craking and flaking on spine (see scan. ) Some edge and corner wear. Binding is secure and book is square. Interior in quite nice shape; 300 Small B&W Engravings; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 382 pages View more info

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The Metallurgy of Copper Being an Introduction to the Method of Seeking, Mining , and Assaying Copper , and Manufacturing its Alloys

By: Lamborn, Robert H. , Ph. D.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Lockwood & Co.: 1875

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 9910


Green embossed cover with titles in gilt on front and in black on white strip on spine. In the embossure is the logo: Weale's Rudimentary Series 133. Some edge and corner wear. Book is square and securely bound though first signature is pulled forward slightly and there is a small tear at the top of the front hinge. Former owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Endpapers are booklists for Weale's Series. G+ to VG-. ; Weale's Rudimentary Series; Vol. 133; Small B&W Drawing... View more info

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Newton's Notebook

By: Levy, Joel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: England, Quid Publishing: 2010

Edition: First British Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12174


Book is new and unread. No dust wrapper issued. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages; Biography of Sir Isaac Newton written and compiled to look like a journal that Newton might have kept. Good introduction to Newton and his work. View more info

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The Drunkard's Wal: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

By: Mlodinow, Leonard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 2009

Edition: Softcover; Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 15433


This softcover edition has some light edge and corner wear. Book is square and securely bound. Spine has no cracks or creases. Solid copy. Mlodinow writes a very readable book on chance and probability, showing how we humans frequently find cause and effect in situations where only chance is at play. Important study. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 252 pages View more info

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Man in Process : Steps in the Humanization of Man

By: Montagu, Ashley

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Cleveland, The World Publishing Company: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 12844


Pale red to pink cloth with design in black on front and gilt titles on spine. Some light wear and aging but square and securely bound. One small light indent on back, bottom edge. Jacket is quite attractive but shows mild aging and has two small closed tears on back, one top edge, the other, bottom. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 313 pages; Written at the beginnig of the 1960's, Montagu's thoughts on race seem prescient. View more info

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The Ring of Truth : An Inquiry into How We Know What We Know

By: Morrison, Philip and Phylis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition, Stated; First Printing

Seller ID: 12332


Book has only very light shelf wear. Jacket has minor edge and corner wear. ; B&W and Color Photographs; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 307 pages View more info

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Hippocrates' Shadow : Secrets from the House of Medicine

By: Newman, David H. , M. D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner: 2008

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 12184


Book is new and unread. Jacket is new. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 236 pages; Book by a respected physician on the over-use of technology by medicine today. View more info

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Airman's World A Book about Flying

By: Supf, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Company: 1933

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 6549


Blue boards with titles on paper paste down on spine. Spine is badly sunned . Interior sunning on endpapers and foredges. Old bookplate and decoration on front pastedown and ffep. Book is square and binding has no parting or tears. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 224 pages View more info

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Who Discovered Ganymede? : A Quiz Deck on the History of Science

By: Van Zandt, Jack

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Petaluma, Pomegranate Communications, Inc.: N.D.

Seller ID: 12851


Boxed set of 48 science quiz cards with detailed answers to interesting questions. Set appears to be about new. ; Knowledge Cards; 32mo 4" - 5" tall; 48 cards pages View more info

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Recreations in Astronomy with Directions for Practical Experiments and Telescopic Work

By: Warren, Henry White, D. D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Chautauqua Press: 1887

Seller ID: 13856


Brown, pebbled cloth with wear on edges, corners and surface -- see scan. Interior has even aging. Spine is lightly sunned. Binding is square and secure. ; B&W Illustrations with Star Charts in rear; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 284 + Star Charts pages; This book seems to have been aimed at the lay audience, who might take up astronomy as a hobby. Not sure of the edition. The first edition of this work seems to come from the 1870's. View more info