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WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AERO ENGINES (Fully revised Second Edition)

By Gunston, Bill

Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, U.K.: Patrick Stephens Limited, 1989. 192pp., b/white halftone plate endpapers, plus like plates and line-drawings throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm spine. Several small blind indentations on plain rear board, else unmarked. Textblock unmarked. Colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edgeworn, plus blind indentations on rear panel. "This second edition of the 'World Encyclopedia of Aero Engines', conveniently arranged in alphabetical order and complete with new entries, photographs, and updated information, describes and lists every major aeroplane engine manufacturer throughout the world from the earliest piston engines . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Acks., Alphabetical LIstings. Index. Glossary. Book weight approx. 715g. . Second Edition, First Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.99

AUSTRALIAN ROCKS, MINERALS AND GEMSTONES
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AUSTRALIAN ROCKS, MINERALS AND GEMSTONES

By Chalmers, R.O.

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Angus and Robertson, 1968. xvi, + 398pp., unpaginated colour-plate sections, plus like, unpaginated b/white halftone plates, with intext line-drawings and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black, original cloth boards undamaged. Green tint endpapers. Textblock unmarked. Colour-plate illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge and shelfworn, else very good. Providing a comprehensive and authoritative description of all known (to publication) Australian rocks, minerals and gemstones, including localities, physical and chemical properties, and much more. Suitable as a field guide for an interested layman up to senior mineralogy, science and geology students . . . Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Foreword, Preface, List of Plates, 11 chapters. Bibliography. Subject Index. Locality Index. Book weight approx. 955g. * Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. . Second Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$31.85

MAN AND ANIMAL: Their Essential Difference
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MAN AND ANIMAL: Their Essential Difference

By Poppelbaum, Hermann

London: Anthroposophical Publishing Co. , 1960. xvi, + 166pp., intext b/white halftone plates and line-drawings throughout. Book clean. Bright gilt title over slightly bumped and canted spine. Bright gilt title over blind embossed panels on front board, minimal lower foredge corner bump on same, else boards undamaged. An original supplier's stamp on ffep., else textblock unmarked. Text-printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, price-clipped, a short closed tear, minor flecks and sunning to spine. Originally published in the German 1928 -first English Edition 1931, later revised and enlarged through various editions. This edition 1960. From the jacket flap: "In this book the author, a trained biologist, employs the anthroposophical science of Rudolph Steiner to throw light on many problems. The outer forms of man and animal are first compared and contrasted and thereafter the true difference is shown between the kinds of inner experience they both enjoy. It is on this foundation that Dr. Peppelbaum goes on to discuss the true relation of both man and animal to their environment and to develop his critique of current theories of evolution and his exposition of Steiner." Contents include: Prelims., Editor's Preface. Author's Introduction. Ditto to the Sixth Edition. Part 1/ Form and Shape. 2/ Descent. 3/ Soul. 4/ Experience. 5/ Destiny. Notes. More. Book weight approx. 415g. . First Thus (Revised). Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$46.01

THE HELL BOMB
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THE HELL BOMB

By Laurence, William L.

London: Hollis and Carter, 1951. xii, + 198pp., one unpaginated line-drawn map (Daniel Brownstein) that indicates a radius of destruction in a theoretical H-Bomb detonation centred over New York. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped cloth spine. Plain, original red cloth boards very good. A small, original seller's sticker affixed to rear pastedown, else textblock lightly age-toned and unmarked. Illustrated (rear panel: author, together with Albert Einstein), loose-plastic protected dustjacket noticeably edgeworn and nipped, with a fingernail-size piece missing from upper rear panel, plus colour loss on spine. Basing his survey on published scientific data, the author speculates on the potential of a devastating, destructive (still to be tested - 1951) device - the Hydrogen Bomb . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, 5 chapters, Appendix (A - D). Footnote: The author, William L. Laurence (born Lieb Wolf Siew, 7 March, 1888, Lithuania), a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and official historian of the Manhatten Project, was a controversial denier of radiation fallout and its lethal effects . . . Book weight approx. 260g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First U.K.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Fair +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$15.57

AND THEN CAME MAN (English Editon)
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AND THEN CAME MAN (English Editon)

By Bastian, H.

London: Museum Press, 1963. 354pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections (all called-for plates extant and attached). Intext, line-drawn sketch illustrations, diagrams, maps and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain green boards undamaged. Text block top edge tinted (a faded) green, else leaves unmarked. Art-illustrated (Youngman Carter), loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn only. Originally published in the German, as 'Und Dann Kam Der Mensch', Ullstein Verlag, Berlin, 1959. English translation by Desmond I. Vesey. In this book the author describes the early history and development of the earth as was known to science at the time of publication . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, 20 chapters. Index. Book weight approx. 590g. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

LIFE AMONG THE SCIENTISTS: An Anthropological Study of an Australian Scientific Community
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LIFE AMONG THE SCIENTISTS: An Anthropological Study of an Australian Scientific Community

By Charlesworth, Max, et al

South Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Oxford University Press, 1989. vii, + 304pp., intext, b/white halftone plates, and line-drawn illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Art-design (Roy Walshe) card wrapper mildly bumped and pressure marked. Endpapers toned, else textblock unmarked. " . . . is a study of a community of scientists at the prestigious Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Science in Melbourne, Australia. This group of scientists is mainly concerned with investigating the immune system . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Introduction, 4 'parts', Conclusion, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 365g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$18.40

A GRAIN OF TRUTH: How Pollen Brought a Murderer to Justice
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A GRAIN OF TRUTH: How Pollen Brought a Murderer to Justice

By Milne, Lynne

Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., Australia: Reed New Holland, 2005. 175pp., unpaginated colour and b/white halftone plate section, printed endpapers, plus intext illustrations and tables. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. In 1996, a young mother of two was brutally murdered and her body dumped in parkland near Noosa, on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. Despite suspicions, evidence in the crime was thin until the investigating police called in a forensic palynologist - a pollen specialist. The author tells the story of how a few grains of pollen eventually led to a conviction for murder . . . Contents include: Prelims., In the Beginning, numerous chapters, Epilogue, Glossary and Abbs., References. Book weight approx. 440g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

A SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
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A SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

By Staff Writers

London: Mullard Educational Service No publication date (c. 1960). (ii), + 22pp. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Staples holding, but rusted. Illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates, plus multi-coloured diagrams, schematics and graphs. Booklet clean and square. Pattern-print wrapper has a discrete 'Lab' handwritten on upper foredge corner, else trivial edgewear. Textblock unmarked. This booklet, published c. 1960, is intended to provide a non-mathematical treatment of semiconductors and some of the devices in which they are employed . . . Contents include: Introduction, 1/ Germanium. 2/ The Transistor. 3/ Other Semiconductor Devices. Bibliography. Booklet weight approx. 85g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover, Staplebound. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$19.82

SURFACES
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SURFACES

By Griffiths, H. B.

Cambridge, U.K.: Syndics of The Cambridge University Press, 1976. xi, + 120pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (including frontispiece), plus line-drawings and formulae. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock minimally flecked only. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly bumped and edgeworn. "This book is intended to encourage readers of varying backgrounds, but especially the current generation of students - tomorrow's teachers - to think spatially. The text is well illustrated, with toned drawings creating three-dimensional effects where appropriate, and there are abundant exercises, for which hints and solutions are given . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 8 chapters, Appendices, Refs., Index of Symbols, Subject Index. Book weight approx. 390g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

HIGH VACUUM PUMPING EQUIPMENT
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HIGH VACUUM PUMPING EQUIPMENT

By Power, B.D.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1966. xi, + 412pp., intext line-drawn diagrams, graphs, tables and formulae throughout. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over slightly bumped spine. Plain blue, original cloth boards lightly bumped on foredge corners. Textblock slightly flecked, else unmarked. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, mildly edgeworn, with some biopredation near fold on rear panel. High vacuum technology extends into many fields - space environment, supersonic flight, thin film technology, metallurgy, colour television and more. This book surveys the whole field of high vacuum equipment in detail . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 11 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 840g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.39

REINFORCED CONCRETE SIMPLY EXPLAINED
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REINFORCED CONCRETE SIMPLY EXPLAINED

By Faber, Oscar

London: Oxford University Press, 1945. 79pp., intext illustrations throughout: line-drawings, tables, graphs, and formulae. Book clean, spine minimally canted. Blind-stamp border, and black text title over undamaged original red cloth boards. No dustjacket. Textblock unmarked. First published in 1922. This third edition revised to conform to the L.C.C. Regulations (1943). This book provides a clear understanding of the general principles involved in reinforced concrete . . . Contents include: Prelims., 6 chapters, viz: Preliminary / Compression Members and Pillars / Beams and Slabs / Shearing Resistance of Concrete Beams / Design of Pillars / Materials. Index. Book weight approx. 180g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. 3rd Edition, 2nd Impression. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.74

INVENTION BY DESIGN: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing
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INVENTION BY DESIGN: How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing

By Petroski, Henry

Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Harvard University Press, 1997. viii, + 242pp., intext illustrations throughout: b/white halftone plates, line-drawings, and facsimiles. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. The author brings engineering to 'life' in this enlightening book that uses case histories to explain the concept and development from such diverse things as paper clips, to the elevating tales of skyscrapers . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 10 chapters, viz: Paper Clips, Pencil Points, Zippers, Aluminium Cans, Facsimile, Airplanes & Computers, Water and Society, Bridges and Politics, Buildings and Systems, References, Illustration Credits, Index. Book weight approx. 340g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Third Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

THE MODERN ECOSYSTEM: An Ultimate Landscape
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THE MODERN ECOSYSTEM: An Ultimate Landscape

By Carter, Brian A.

Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia : Squatter Publications, 1989. (ix), + 83pp., saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples firm and holding. Book clean. Printed card wrapper mildly scuffed and edgeworn. Text-block unmarked. This title is the first of a proposed series of 'Little Green Books'. The author sets the scene by giving us a basic understanding of 'symbiosis' a Greek word for living together . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Author bio., 23 chapters. Book weight approx. 155g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover (Staplebound). Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.62

AN ELEMENTARY TEXT-BOOK OF SOUND
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AN ELEMENTARY TEXT-BOOK OF SOUND

By Don, John. M.A., B.Sc.

London: W.B.Clive, University Correspondence College Press 77pp., + 16 pages text advertisements, dark green cloth, black endpapers, original sellers label attached to fep, book lightly scuffed. A stand-alone title in the University Tutorial Series. No publication date: circa 1898. Chapters include Cause, Reflection, Resonance, etc., of sound . Exercises and problems [answers provided]. Weight approx. 160g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$15.57

COLLECTED CASE STUDIES IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, HYDROGEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY
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COLLECTED CASE STUDIES IN ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, HYDROGEOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

By Knight, Michael J., with Minty, E.J. (Tim) and Smith, Robert B. (Editors)

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Engineering Geology Specialist Group of the Geological Society of Australia, 1983. vii, + 423pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates, line-drawn maps, cross sections, graphs and tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm, several soft reading creases there-on. Monochrome illustrated gloss card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn only. A name crudely obliterated (using a black felt pen) on title page, else leaves clean. A stand-alone, 'Special Publication Geological Society Australia No. 11' title in the GSA Special Publication Series. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Part 1/ Invited Paper. 2/ Engineering Geology. 3/ Hydrogeology. 4/ Environmental Geology. Index of Authors. Subject Index. Book weight approx. 840g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$60.16

FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS MADE EASY
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FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS MADE EASY

By Smith, Neil

South Melbourne, VIC, Australia: Centre for Professional Development , 1989. ix, + 276pp. plus (xlix). Intext tables and formulae throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss card wrapper bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. "The aim of this manual is to provide a simplified approach to the study of financial mathematics. Additionally, it seeks to introduce a series of techniques which will be of use not only to practitioners with a prior knowledge of mathematics, but also to those approaching this area for the first time . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 10 chapters, Appendices. Book weight approx. 910g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. Second Edition, 3rd Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$42.47

BEGINNERS' RADIO DICTIONARY
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BEGINNERS' RADIO DICTIONARY

By Gernsback, Hugo

New York: Radio Publications, 1938. 32pp., small supportive b/white line-drawn illustrations for approximately one-in-ten entries. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples rusted, but holding firmly. Illustrated card wrapper lightly soiled and bumped, with an original bookseller's stamp/price on front wrap. Textblock tanned and mildly bumped, as wrapper. A stand-alone Volume 5 in the 'Gernsback's Educational Library' series, this title was produced to acquaint the radio newcomer/novice with the terminology of the radio industry. Contents in alphabetical order. Booklet weight approx. 45g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover [Staple-bound]. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$14.16

THEORY OF STRUCTURES
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THEORY OF STRUCTURES

By S. Timoshenko and D.H. Young

New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1945. xiv, + 488pp., intext line-drawn diagrams, plus tables and formulae throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue cloth boards (blind-stamp border) trivially shelfworn only. Significant tape stains on endpapers, seller and previous ownership detail on ffep., else leaves clean. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Notations, 9 chapters, viz: Plane Statics, Plane Trusses, Elastic Systems, Pin-Jointed Trusses, Beams and Frames, Arches, Index. Book weight approx. 895g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition, 6th Impression.. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good +.

$35.39

AUSTRALIA IN THE ANTARCTIC : Interest, Activity and Endeavour
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AUSTRALIA IN THE ANTARCTIC : Interest, Activity and Endeavour

By Swan, R.A.

Parkville, VIC, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 1961. xxiv, + 432pp., map endpapers (different front and rear). Colour-plate frontispiece, plus unpaginated b/white halftone plates and maps (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped and faded spine. Plain green, original cloth boards colour bleached along foot, else boards lightly bumped. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and nipped, mild colour fade on spine, else good. This book " . . . provides the first full account of Australian activity and achievements in this lonely but fascinating continent." Contents include: Prelims., 6 chapters, Appendices, References, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 640g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.16

A GUIDE TO THE COMPUTER
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A GUIDE TO THE COMPUTER

By Davison, R.B.

London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1968. x, + 140pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate section, plus intext tables and figures. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain brown boards undamaged. A small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else textblock unmarked. Design-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, slightly edgeworn, with lightly tanned flaps. From the front flap: " . . . essentially a book for absolute beginners, presenting in ordinary non-technical language an account of the construction and uses of the computer and its role in present-day society." (read 1968 - oh how far we have come). Contents include: Prelims., 10 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 310g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.23

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