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(Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1996) 3540760237. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; pp. xiii + (i) + 324, incl index; liberally illustrated with charts, photographs, diagrams, tables. Two data sheets mounted to rear endpaper. Very good condition. "Unveiling the Universe is the starting point for really learning about astronomy. It is perhaps one of the most complete introductory astronomy books ever published. Almost every… Read more
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(London: The Technical Press, 1952). 8vo; original maroon cloth; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xxvii + (i) + 148, incl. index; plates; tables. Dustwrapper somewhat sunned, soiled and edgeworn; trace of insect nibble to top edges of cloth; scattered foxing. Good condition. "It is the intention, in this volume, to provide the reader with an outline of the Science of Water, both… Read more
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Edge Series. Innovation Nation 1900-2004

by Addison, Graeme, and others

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(Johannesburg: Engineering Association / Department of Science & Technology, 2005). Title taken from slipcase. The individual volumes of the three-volume set are entitled: 1) The Hidden Edge: Quest for Progress; 2) The Leading Edge: Dividends of Democracy; 3) The Competitive Edge: Making Innovation Happen. Three 4to volumes, housed in a matching slipcase. Two of the books are… Read more
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(London: Published for the Royal Society and sold by the Cambridge University Press, 1909). 4to; brown cloth-backed boards; lettered in gilt on spine; pp. ix + (i) + 235, incl. index; eight large folding charts, but lacking the general map (chart IX); several maps and tables. Cover rather worn; lower joint fractured; corners turned; hand-stamp of Radcliffe Observatory to… Read more
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(Cape Town: The Royal Society of South Africa, 1977). Copenhagen bookplate to front pastedown, with gift inscription to him on free endpaper. Large 8vo; original blue rexine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xii + 516, incl. index; monochrome photographs in text. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; clipping of book review loosely inserted. Very good condition. "This book… Read more
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(Cape Town: Struik Nature, 2014) 9781775840985. 210 x 147 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 120, incl. index; profusely illustrated in full colour; maps. Fine condition. "Meteorites are the remnants of meteors from outer space that have survived the fiery journey through Earth's atmosphere and landed on our planet. Relatively rare, and bearing secrets about the formation of… Read more
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(Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 1986) 0195704304. 4to; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. ix + (iii) + 220, incl. index; profusely illustrated with diagrams and maps. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed; earlier owner's name signed on pastedown. Near fine condition. "Although a great deal is known about the extent and the… Read more
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The Water Book

by Jha, Alok

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9781472209559
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(London: Headline, 2015) 9781472209559. 232 x 151 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (viii) + 376, incl. index. Fine condition. "It pours from our taps and falls from the sky. We drink it, wash with it and couldn't live without it. Yet, on closer examination, water is a very strange substance; look closer still and it reveals itself… Read more
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(Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis, 2002) 1919825444. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; decorative endpapers; pp. xi + (iii) + 353, incl. index; graphically illustrated with diagrams and photographs. Deletion fluid over earlier owner's penned name on half-title; slightest bump to top fore-corner of initial leaves. Near fine condition. Afrikaans text. "Die publikasie van hierdie boek vul 'n groot leemte… Read more
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(Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis, 2007) 9781869191443. 212 x 138 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 310, incl. index; monochrome illustrations. Wrappers ever so slightly rubbed; a touch bowed. Very good. Afrikaans text. "Waarom glo mense dat die sterre en planete se posisies jou toekoms kan bepaal? Of dat gesprekke met dooies moontlik is? En waarom is… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 1996) 1868420345. 8vo; original black boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xxii) + 204, incl. index; plates, some of which in full colour; monochrome illustrations in text. Tiny scuff to top edge of dustwrapper's upper panel; bottom fore-corners slightly bumped; old pencilled pricing and date, although erased, still evident on front free endpaper. Very good condition.… Read more
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(Cape Town: University of Cape Town Libraries, 1965). 230 x 165 mm; cloth-backed printed card wrappers; pp. (iv) + 41; diagrams; tables. Oceanographic Research Institute hand-stamp and label to upper cover; some light foxing. Very good condition. An uncommon title: OCLC does not find any South African repositories holding this work. A very useful introduction, based… Read more
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(Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 1987) 0195704959. 243 x 183 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. ix + (iii) + 220, incl. index; profusely illustrated with diagrams and maps. Slightest curl to fore-corners of upper cover; light foxing to edges. Very good condition. "Although a great deal is known about the extent and the atmospheric modulation of climatic… Read more
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Afrika Werk Saam ...

by du Toit, P. J., and others

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(Johannesburg: South African Broadcasting Corporation, 1961). 212 x 135 mm; saddle-stitched card wrappers; pp. 23. A little browned; previous owner's hand-stamp to first page. Very good condition. Afrikaans text. "Hierdie brosjure is gebaseer op 'n reeks van vyf praatjies gelewer in Maart en April 1960 op die Afrikaanse Diens van die Suid-Afrikaanse Uitsaaikorporasie." Subjects covered:… Read more
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Enquiring Minds

by Van de Venter, Albie

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9781875093182
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(Pretoria: Briza Publications, 1999) 1875093184. 210 x 148 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 193; monochrome illustrations. Fine condition. "Many of South Africa's politicians, sportsmen and women, musicians, actors and actresses, television personalities, businessmen and even criminals, are household names. Very few of our scientists are well-known to the public. This, in spite of the fact that… Read more
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(Gotha: Justus Perthes, 1869). An article in Dr. Augustus Petermann's 'Mittheilungen', issue VI of 1869: the entire issue of the journal is supplied, though Hochstetter's contribution is confined to pp. 222-226, with an accompanying map showing the impact of the tsunami on the entire Pacific between the coast of South America and New Zealand. 278 x 230 mm; printed… Read more
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The CSIR. The First 40 Years

by Kingwill, D G

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9780798849395
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(Pretoria: CSIR, 1990) 0798849398. Presentation bookplate from the CSIR mounted to half-title. 4to; original black boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pictorial endpapers; pp. xii + 352, incl. index; many portraits and other photographs, largely in monochrome, but with some colour. Dustwrapper curled to edges, with old tape marks, very scuffed on lower panel; recent archival tape repairs to reverse side;… Read more
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(Redhill: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1916). Patent No. 11,335 of A.D. 1915. Date of Application, 5th Aug., 1915 - Accepted, 7th Aug., 1916. The patentee is an "Engineer, of 4, Gordon Terrace, New Doornfontein, Johannesburg, Transvaal Province." 284 x 190 mm; disbound, without wraps.; pp. 4. Ink stamp of "Patent Library, Nottingham" to first… Read more
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(London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1893). Patent No. 15,859 of A.D. 1892. Date of Application, 3rd Sept., 1892; Complete Specification Left, 5th June, 1893 - Accepted, 15th July, 1893. The patentee is a Coach Builder "of Albyn Villa, Plein Street, Woodstock, near Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope." 279 x 194 mm; disbound, without wraps.; pp. 2,… Read more
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Improvements in Burners for Oil Lamps

by Peiser, Goetz David

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(London: Printed for Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1893). Patent No. 2860 of A.D. 1893. Date of Application, 9th Feb., 1893; Complete Specification Left, 26th Oct., 1893 - Accepted, 9th Dec., 1893. The patentee, although "at present residing in London", is from "Kimberley, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa." 282 x 192 mm; disbound, without wraps.; pp. 3,… Read more
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