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    Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman by Gleick, James

    Vintage. PAPERBACK. 0679747044 Excellent condition, paperback 1991 FIRST VINTAGE BOOKS EDITION, no marks, great cover, minor shelf wear, readit . Fine.


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    Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics by GLEICK, JAMES

    Abacus. 1994. Paperback. Very Good. A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: Richard Feynman was the most brilliant and influential physicist of our time. Architect of quantum theories, enfant terrible of the atomic bomb project, caustic inquisitor on the space shuttle commission, ebullient bongo-player and storyteller - Feynman played a bewildering assortment of roles in the science of the post-war era. A brilliant interweaving of Richard Feynman's colourful life and a detailed and accessible account of his theories and experiments.


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    The Crucible. the Story of Joseph Priestly by Gillam, John Graham

    London: Robert Hale. VG/VG-. 1954. 1st Edition. Hardcover. ISBN: B000EPUBF0. Bound in maroon; minor wear to edges of DJ; Biography of Jospeh Priestly (1733-1804 ) , famous English scientist (discoverer of oxygen) , controversial theologian, and outspoken supporter of the American colonies. ; 8vo; 243 pp.


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    The Story of Steinmetz by General Electric Company

    Schenectady, New York: General Electric Company, 1940. Staplebound Wraps. Good. 20 page booklet with staple binding. Illustrated throughout. Charles Proteus Steinmetz. Wear at the spine ends, with some tanning to the covers.


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    Principles of Geology, 6th Edition [in 3 volumes, volumes 2 and 3 only] by Lyell, Charles

    London: John Murray, 1840. Sixth Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Original publisher's binding quarter cloth over paper boards with original paper spine labels. A good, unsophisticated partial set. Boards worn at corners. Vol. II binding needs to be re-sewn, as front hinge has separated. xi, 479, [i]; xii, 476, [iv], many pages un-opened.


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    The Fossil Trail: How We Know What We Think We Know About Human Evolution by Tattersall, Ian

    Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A: Oxford Univ Press, 1995. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. F/F. Unmarked. Unclipped.


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    The Emergence Of Man by Pfeiffer John E

    London: Cardinal/Sphere Books, 1973. 464 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. Man Is The Only Living Creature Who Can Study Himself And Look For His Own Beginnings.. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good/None Issued.


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    Life On Earth: A Natural History by Attenborough David

    London: Collins/British Broadcasting Corporation, 1979. 319 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. This Book Is A Permament Record Of One Of The Most Ambitious Projects Ever Undertaken By British Television As Well As A Standard Introductuion To The Study Of Nature.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


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    The Descent of Woman by Elaine Morgan

    Souvenir Press, London, 1972. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. This is the first UK edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. Dust Jacket worn at edges, small chips and tears. Dust Jacket un-clipped. Edges slightly foxed. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Women & Feminism; ISBN: 0285620630. ISBN/EAN: 9780285620636. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 16821. . 9780285620636


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    Watson and DNA: Making a Scientific Revolution by McElheny, Victor K

    Perseus Publishing. NF/NF. 2003. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0738203416. Small remainder mark on bottom edge; like new; <P>A riveting portrait of the man behind the greatest scientific achievement of our time: the discovery of the structure of DNA and the creation of modern molecular biology. <br> ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pp.


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    SIR WILLIAM OSLER 1849 - 1919 A Selection for Medical Students by Roland, Charles G

    Toronto: The Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1982. First Edition; Second Printing. Hardcover. 0772013411 . Hannah Inst. 1982 edition. HC/DJ Excellent condition - hardcover clean and intact, unmarked other than gift plate and small hospital lending library stamp. Jacket has scuffing and light wear, no tears. "William Osler, renowned physician and medical historian, was perhaps the most brilliant and influential teacher of medicine in his day.. Osler's many remarkable qualities are displayed in these selected essays, all brimming with the warmth and eloquence which was his trademark... " (300-osl) ; 8vo .


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    This Wonder-Working Canal : A History of the Tyrone Navigation by McIlvenna Thomas

    Coalisland Canal Branch IWAI, 2005. Detailedand well illustrated history of the Coalisland Canal and its predecessors and related industries. 415pp. VG copy in glazed boards with dust wrapper. Scarce.. 1st. Glazed Boards. VG/VG. Large 8vo.


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    Classic Feynman by Feynman, Richard P

    New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. First printing. Hardcover. Very near Fine/very near Fine. 5056 pp. Price of $29.95 on front flap of dust jacket. Edited by Ralph Leighton. Lacking the commemorative CD.


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    Evolution's Captain by Nichols, Peter

    HarperCollins, 2004. Reprint. Paperback. New. Follows the story of Robert FitzRoy, the captain of the HMS Beagle , who enlisted Charles Darwin as a companion for a journey originally intended to return natives to their homeland and whose fundamentalist views clashed with those of Darwin, who made his famous discoveries during the voyage. Reprint. 50,000 .SKU: MM-20117289; EAN: 9780060088781


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    ORIGIN OF SPECIES BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life by Darwin Charles

    London: John Murray, 1892. Sixth edition, with additions and corrections. With a folding diagram. 8vo, publisher’s original dark green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and in blind on the upper and lower covers. xxi, 432. Includes glossary and index. A very clean and well-preserved copy with only a bit of age or mellowing, hinges strong, corners all good, the cloth bright and the gilt in very nice condition. Unusual thus. THE GREATEST WORK IN SCIENCE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY AND THE MOST IMPORTANT BIOLOGICAL WORK EVER PENNED. An important early edition of "the most influential scientific work of the nineteenth century" and "the most important biological work ever written" (Horblit, Freeman). Darwin's elaboration of the theory of natural selection laid the groundwork for the controversy over the evolution of man, and with only slight modification by such scientists as Stephen Jay Gould, Darwin's ideas remain the umbra under which most current biological research is conducted. The repercussions of Darwin’s theory on religious, scientific, sociological and philosophical thought was the result of what Garrison considered “the most wonderful piece of sythesis in the history of science.” Darwin brought man to his true place in nature and accomplished a revolution. Darwin had intended the book to be an abstract of his 'big book' on transmutation, of which only the first part (VARIATION UNDER DOMESTICATION, 1868) was published in his lifetime. The first edition of “Origin” had a print run of only 1250 copies and was sold out in a day. This is a printing of the sixth edition. The sixth is generally considered to be the “last” edition and it first appeared in 1872. It included a new chapter, VII, which was inserted to confute the views of the Roman Catholic biologist St George Mivart. A glossary appears for the first time, and it was in this edition that the word "evolution" appeared for the first time in the work (it was used in the first edition of THE DESCENT OF MAN in the previous year). As Freeman says, "'Evolved' had been the last word of the text in all previous editions, but 'evolution' had been omitted, perhaps to avoid confusion with the use of the word by Herbert Spencer or with its more particular embryological meaning" (p. 79).


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    Arms and the Man: Dr. Gerald Bull, Iraq, and the Supergun by Lowther, William

    London: Macmillan, 1991. No marks or inscriptions to contents. A very clean very tight copy with unmarked black cloth boards, foxing to page edges and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased with.a little rubbing to upper edge. 298pp. The fascinating story of Dr Gerald Bull, following his career from a brilliant abd dedicated young scientist to his bitter finale as the shadowy Dr Doom working behind the tyrant Saddam Hussein, creating the supergun that could fire rockets into space. We do not use stock photos, the picture displayed is of the actual book for sale. Every one of our books is in stock in the UK ready for immediate delivery.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good (+). 9.5 x 6.25 inches.


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    THE BLIND WATCHMAKER ( Penguin Science ) by Dawkins, Richard

    UK: Penguin, 1991. PB, pictorial card covers, 340pp, b/w illus. Moderate rubbing, creasing to covers, inside has a hint of tanning to page edges, else square clean & tight. Argues for Darwin's big idea.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by By Photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Vector Analysis by Phillips, H.B

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1945. Blue cloth with silver titles on spine. 236 pages. Bookplate on inside cover and pencilled price on fep. Edgewear. Thanks for shopping with us! 100% of your purchase benefits charity and supports literacy and lifelong learning.. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Origins: What New Discoveries Reveal About the Emergence of Our Species and Its Possible Future by Leakey, Richard E./ Lewin, Roger

    E.P. Dutton & Co., 1977. Hardcover. As New. 1978 Printing, (1e/4p), 264 pgs - Full black cloth on boards with gold letters - In very good condition: The tight pages are clean, and unmarked - The covers have minor edge/corner wear, are clean and unmarked - The endpapers are clean, unmarked with secure hinges - The very good dj has minor edge wear, is clean and unmarked - Contents: What the discoveries in Olduvai Gorge and elsewhere revealed about "Homo erectus" and its possible future. Every phase of anthropology in the field is explained by Leakey at their Lake Turkana, Kenya.dig.


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    Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War by Neufeld, Michael

    New York: Vintage. Very Good. 624 pp. 2008. First Edition Thus. Third Printing. Trade Paperback. 0307389375 . Vintage. Michael J. Neufeld, curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of Wernher von Braun. <br><br>Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life. .


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    The Fossil Trail: How We Know What We Think We Know About Human Evolution by TATTERSALL, Ian

    New York: Oxford University Press. 1995. First. First edition. Illustrated. Fine in fine dustwrapper. .


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    Dr. Schweitzer of Lambarene by Norman Cousins

    Harper, 1960, 1st? (not stated) . Hardcover . VG/VG-. Spine tad cocked w/ bit of edgewear; POS inked ffep. DJ w/ some rubbing/chipping/edgewear; 1in chip lower rear; PCd. Illustrated w/ several B&W photos.


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    Blind Watchmaker, The by Richard Dawkins

    Penguin UK, 2006. Paperback. New. Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. A brilliant and controversial book, which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection – the unconscious, automatic, blind, yet essentially non-random process discovered by Darwin – is the only answer to the biggest question of all: why do we exist?SKU: MM-40017391; EAN: 9780141026169


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    Future Human Evolution: Eugenics in the Twenty-First Century by Glad, John

    Schuylkill Haven, PA: Hermitage Publishers. As New/As New. 2006. Hard Cover. 8vo 1557791546 Glad, John. Main Title: Future human evolution : eugenics in the twenty-first century / John Glad. Schuylkill Haven, PA : Hermitage Publishers, 2006. Description: 136 p. ; 24 cm. ISBN: 1557791546 .


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