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The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide To The Laws of the Universe
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The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide To The Laws of the Universe

By Penrose, Roger

London: Jonathan Cape, 2004. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large and heavy black cloth with gilt, headband, xxviii, 1094 pages with with illustrations & diagrams through-out, Near Fine to Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine to Fine condition now in Mylar. "In a single work of colossal scope one of the world's greatest scientists has given us a complete & unrivalled quide to the glories of the universe which we all inhabit." Check out the scans. . 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.48

Clyde Tombaugh:  Discoverer of Planet Pluto   -(SIGNED)-
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Clyde Tombaugh: Discoverer of Planet Pluto -(SIGNED)-

By Levy, David H. -(signed)-

Tucson, Az: University of Arizona Press, 1992. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover (roughly) 9" by 6" (inches) square tight & clean, flat uncreased spine, 211 pages, SIGNED "For the RASC (Royal Astronomical Society of Canada) Hamilton Centre with best wishes from" David H. Levy, on title page. Very Good Plus condition with small & faint front bottom right corner crease. "David Levy's biography of this contemporary planet hunter presents aspects of Tombaugh's life that may surprise readers who know him primarily for the discovery of Pluto. Based on a long series of interviews with Tombaugh & his colleagues, friends, & family, the book also draws on the scientific record to substantiate details of Tombaugh's discoveries. A goldmine of original information." (Sky & Telescope, New Scientist) Check out the scans. . Signed by Author. 2nd Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$39.48

You Never Know What They Might Do:  Mental Illness in Outport Newfoundland -(Social & Economic Studies # 20)
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You Never Know What They Might Do: Mental Illness in Outport Newfoundland -(Social & Economic Studies # 20)

By Dinham, Paul S.

St. John's, Newfoundland: Institute of Social & Economic Research Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1978. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover/trade, tight clean and square, 100 pages, Very Good Plus condition with minor edge wear & small tide mark on bottom edge at spine (check out the scans). . 2nd Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

$15.61

Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America  -(with loosely laid in Errata sheet)-
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Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America -(with loosely laid in Errata sheet)-

By Lock, Margaret M.

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1993. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Brown tweed cloth with gilt, headband, xliv, 439 pages with b & w photos through-out, included is the ERRATA sheet loosely laid in, Near Fine condition with ink name on ffep, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition now in Mylar. "Margaret Lock explicitly compares Japanese & North American medical & political accounts of female middle age to challenge Western assumptions about menopause." Check out the scans. . 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Jacket illustration: "City of Drawers" by Salvador Dali - pen & ink 1936;. 8vo.

$49.38

Hypnotism:  Theory and Practice
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Hypnotism: Theory and Practice

By Gibson, Walter B.

Toronto: Coles, 1979. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover/trade, flat uncresed spine, square clean and tight, 124 pages,Very Good Plus condition with just a touch of aging to block edges (minor). Contents include: Mind Over Mind / Through Mesmerism to Hypnotism / The Developent of Hypnotism / Auto-Suggestion: A Modern Key to Hypnotism / Hypnoidal Test / How to Induce Hypnosis: The Fixation Method; The Finger Pressure Method; The Progressive Verbal Method; Counting Methods / Theory & Practice / Hypnotism & Crime. Check out the scans. . Coles Edition . Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

$9.80

A World on Fire:  A Heretic, an Aristocrat, and the Race to Discover Oxygen
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A World on Fire: A Heretic, an Aristocrat, and the Race to Discover Oxygen

By Jackson, Joe

New York: Viking, 2005. -----The scan you se is the book you get. Red & black boards with gilt, headband, 414 pages plus 8 pages of b & w photos, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition now in Mylar. "---this passionate history is the story of the intersection of science & the human, in this case the rivals who discovered oxygen in the late 1700s. That breakthrough changed the world as radically as those of Newton & Darwin but was at first eclipsed by revolution and reaction. In chronicling the triumph & ruin of the English freethinker Joseph Priestley & the French nobleman Antoine Lavoisier-the former exiled, the latter hustled off to the guillotine by a left-wind mob in Paris." Check out the scans. . 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Joseph Wright. 8vo.

$15.39

Pox: Genius, Madness, And Mysteries Of Syphilis
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Pox: Genius, Madness, And Mysteries Of Syphilis

By Hayden, Deborah

New York: Basic Books / Perseus Books, 2003. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Quarter bound orange cloth grey boards gilt on spine, xx, 379 pages with b & w illustrations, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. "From Beethoven to Oscar Wilde, from Van Gogh to Hitler, Deborah Hayden throws new light on the effects of syphilis on the lives & works of seminal figures from the fifteenth to the twentieth centuries. Writing with remarkable insight & narrative flair, Hayden argues that biographers and historians have vastly underestimated the influence of what Thomas Mann called "this exhilarating yet wasting disease." Shrouded in secrecy, syphilis was accompanied by wild euphoria & suicidal depression, megalomania and paranoia, profoundly affecting sufferers' worldview, their sexual behavior, and their art. Deeply informed & courageously argued, Pox has been heralded as a major contribution to our understanding of genius, madness, & creativity." Contents include: Cactus Flower: Portrait of a Syphilitic (A Fantasy) / Intro / The Disease / Christopher Columbus / The Revenge of the Americas / A Brief History of the Spirochete / Shedding Light on the Poison of the Darkness / From Poisonous Cures to Wonder Drug (Almost) / The Physician's Viewpoint / Detective Zeal: The Fragile Art of Retrospective Diagnosis / The Nineteenth Century / Ludwid van Beethoven / Franz Schubert / Robert Schumann / Charles Baudelaire / Mary Todd and Abraham Lincoln / Gustave Flaubert / Guy de Maupassant / Vincent van Gogh / Friedrich Nietzsche / Oscar Wilde / The Twentieth Century / Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) / James Joyce / Adolf Hitler / Pox Gallery / A Gallery of Pox: The Myth of Syphilis / Epilogue / Appendix A: Ten Clues to Secret Syphilis / Appendix B: Stokes's Case Study / notes / Bibliography / index. Check out the scans. . First Edition First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$21.77

Blue Future:  Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever  -(SIGNED)-  (final book in "Blue" trilogy) (includes "thank you letter" ink signed by Maude Barlow)-
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Blue Future: Protecting Water for People and the Planet Forever -(SIGNED)- (final book in "Blue" trilogy) (includes "thank you letter" ink signed by Maude Barlow)-

By Barlow, Maude -(signed)-

Toronto: House of Anansi Press Inc., 2013. -----The sacn you see is the book you get. Blue boards with silver lettering, headband, 326 pages, SIGNED twice once on title page and once on loosely laid in "Thank You' letter by Maude Barlow, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. Check out the scans., . Signed by Author. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$21.66

Healers & Healing in the Dundas Valley
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Healers & Healing in the Dundas Valley

By Smith, Dr. Edward (Ted); foreword by C. E. Crozier

Dundas: Dundas Museum and Archives / MacMaster University, 2009. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover, clean square and tight, 103 pages with colour and b & w photos through-out, Very Good Plus condition with readers crease and a few marks to front cover (minor). Contents include: Forward / Map / A Tour through Space & Time / The View from the Heights: Native Peoples & Healing / The View from the Heights: Europeans & Healing / Alternate Healing / Science & Healing in the Valley / Past & Present: Two Views / Timeline / List of Doctors, Dentist & Chiropractors. Check out the scans. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

$25.69

Ice:  Beauty. Danger, History  -(SIGNED)-
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Ice: Beauty. Danger, History -(SIGNED)-

By Couture, Pauline -(signed)-

Toronto: McArthur & Company, 2004. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Blue cloth with silver lettering, headband, xvi, 336 pages plus 16 pages of full colour photos, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. "Ice traces Pauline Couture's fascination with ice in all its forms & meanings, and opens windows of understanding: science, literature, art, philosophy & worldwide popular culture all offer different perspectives on ice." Check out the scans. . Signed by Author. First Edition First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$24.70

The Theory of Evolution (Canto)
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The Theory of Evolution (Canto)

By Smith, John Maynard; forword by Richard Dawkins

Great Britain: Cambridge University Press, 1995. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Large soft cover/trade, tight square and clean, flat uncreased spine, Very Good Plus condition with the remnant of name plate on inside front (minor). "This reissue reprints the third edition of John Maynard Smith's classic account, adding a substantial new introduction covering recent developments. A new foreword commends the book to a fresh gerneration of readers." Check out the scans. . 2nd Canto Edtion . Soft Cover. Very Good Plus. 8vo.

$19.75

The Ends of the Earth:  The Polar Regions of the World
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The Ends of the Earth: The Polar Regions of the World

By Asimov, Isaac (aka Dr A, Paul French, C L Ray)

New York: Weybright and Talley, 1975. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Blue cloth with silver lettering on spine, xii, 363 pages with illustrations through-out, Near Fine condition with small & faint tape residue on ffep, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition with faint shelf wear now in Mylar. "The polar regions directly affect us & our lives in many profound ways. Find here answers to some of the most baffling mysteries about the ice ages, the ever-changing global relationships of sun, atmosphere & oceans, and the differences between the arctic and antarctic." Check out the scans. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Jacket painting B\by Wendell Minor; Bob Hines interior illustrator,. 8vo.

$20.95

The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory
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The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory

By Malone, Michael S

New York: St. Martin's Press, 2012. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Purple cloth with silver lettering on spine, xii, 290 pages, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. "A sweeping exploration of the history of memory and human civilization. Memory makes us human. No other animal carries in its brain so many memories of such complexity nor so regularly revisits those memories for happiness, safety, and to accomplish complex tasks. The Guardian of All Things is scientific history that takes us on a 10,000 year old journey replete with incredible ideas, inventions, & transformations. From cave drawings to oral histories to libraries to the internet, The Guardian of All Things is the history of how humans have relentlessly pursued new ways to preserve and manage memory, both within the human brain & is a series of inventions external to it. Michael Malone looks at the story of memory, both human & mechanical, and the historic turning points in that story that not only changed our relationship to memory, but also changed us as human beings. Full of anecdotes, history, and advances of civilization and technology, The Guardian of All Things will appeal to the curious as well as the specialist." Check out the scans. . 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo.

$20.95

Sleep:  The Mysteries, the Problems, and the Solutions
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Sleep: The Mysteries, the Problems, and the Solutions

By Schenck, M.D., Carlos H.; -(signed)-

New York: Avery Pub / Penguin, 2007. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Quarter bound purple cloth blue boards with blue lettering on spine, headband, xix + 294 pages, SIGNED on half-title page, Very Good Plus condition with faint edge wear, dust jacket is in Very Good Plus condition with faint to minor edge wear. "Here, Dr. Carlos H. Schenck takes us on an incredible journey into the mechanisms of sleep, & the spectrum of disorders that can occur when these mechanisms go bizarrely awry." Contents include: Preface / Intro: When Good Sleep Goes Bad / A Tour of Sleep / Insomnia: Bleary-Eyed Nights / Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Suffocating Refeatedly in Your Sleep / Restless Legs Syndrome: The Agony of Jittery Drowsiness / Hypersomnias: Excessive Sleepiness, Daytime Dyfunction / Circadian-Rhythm Disorders: Timing Is Everything / Confusional Arousals and the Crush of Severe Morning Sleep Inertia / Sleepwalking: The Twilight State / Abnormal Sleepsex: Unknowing Cruel Intimacy / Sleep Terrors: The Night the Ghost Got Scared / Sleep Paralysis: Dreaded Visits From the Old Hag / Sleep-Related Binge Eating: Relentess Loss of Control / REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: Bizarre and Violent Dream Enactment / Nocturnal Dissociative Disorders: The Lost Children as Adults / Sleep-Talking: Disruptive Chatter, Obscene Shouting, and Desdemona Scenarios / Parasomnia: Shadows of Obstructive Sleep Apnea / Parasomnia Potpourri: Nocturnal Groaning, Exploding Head Syndrome, Sleep-Laughing --- and Pets with Parasomnias / Bed Partner's Insomnia: Sleeping with a Snorer, Leg-Jerker, Loud Sleep-Talker, or Parasomniac / Glossary / notes / General refernces on sleep disorders and parasomnias / index. Check out the scans.. Signed by Author. First Edition First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$27.75

1984, Spring: A Choice of Futures  - (1st Edition - Review Copy)
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1984, Spring: A Choice of Futures - (1st Edition - Review Copy)

By Clarke, Arthur C. (Charles) (aka E G O'Brien, Charles Willis) (1917 - 2008)

New York: Del Rey / Ballantine Books, 1984. ----Quarter bound in black cloth red boards golt on spine, headband, with "Review Copy" card loosely laid in as well as stamped "Review Copy on ffep, (x) 259 pages, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. "The only defence against the weapons of the future is to prevent them ever being used. In other words, the problem is political and not militay at all. Upon us, the heirs to all the past and the trustees of a future which our folly can slay before its birth, lies a responsiblity no other age has ever known. If we fail in our generation, those who come after us may be too few to rebuild the world, when the dust of the cities has descended, and the radiation of the rocks has died away." Contents include: Foreword by Arthur C. Clarke / Beyond the Global Village / New Communications and the Developing World / In the Hall of the Knights / To Russia, with Love --- / War and Peace in the Space Age / Electronics and Education / A Flash of Golden Fire / The Eve of Apollo / Apollo plus Ten / Space Flight - Imagination and Reality / The Discovery of the Solar System / Viking on the Plain of Gold / Space Facts and Space Fallacies / Predictions / Of Sand and Stars / Last and First Books / The Poetry of Space / Shaw and the Sound Barrier / Richard Jefferies / Who's Afraid of Leonard Woolf? / With Bredan Behan / The Science Fiction Hall of Fame / My Four Feet on the Ground / The Web Between the Worlds / Mysterious World / Writing to Sell / Beneath the Indian Ocean / The Last Wilderness / The People of the Sea / Tourism: The Cahallenge of Change / The Menace of Creationism.The scan you see is the book you buy. 1st Edition 1st Printing Review Copy. Hard Cover. Near Fine/NF. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$24.75

Asimov's Guide to Science -(updated & revised 1972 edition) - Over 150 Illustrations
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Asimov's Guide to Science -(updated & revised 1972 edition) - Over 150 Illustrations

By Asimov, Isaac (aka Dr A, Paul French, C L Ray)

New York: Basic Books 2nd printing of the revised & updated 1972 Edition, 1972. -----Orange cloth with black and red design and lettering on spine, headband, no names, red end papers, 945 pages, ths is the 2nd printing of the revised & updated 1972 edition (book club), dust jacket is in Very Good condition with minor edge wear. Contents include: What is Science? / The Universe / The Earth / The Atmosphere / The Elements / The Particles / The Waves / The Machine / The Reactor / The Biological Sciences / The Molecule / The Proteins / The Cell / The Microorganisms / The Body / The Species / The Mind / Appendix: Mathematics in Science / Gravitation / Relativity / Bibliogrpahy / illustrations / index of Names / index of Subjects. The scan you see is the book you buy. Book Club Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$17.95

Mass Length and Time -The Concepts of Force & Mass, Moments of Force & Moments of Inertia, Universal Gravitation, Potential Energy, Collisions, Friction of Solids Liquids & Gases, Heat & Energy, The Kinetic Theory of Gases, Elasticity, Sur
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Mass Length and Time -The Concepts of Force & Mass, Moments of Force & Moments of Inertia, Universal Gravitation, Potential Energy, Collisions, Friction of Solids Liquids & Gases, Heat & Energy, The Kinetic Theory of Gases, Elasticity, Sur

By Feather, Norman

Harmondsworth: Pelican / Penguin Books, 1961. -----Tight square and clean, flat spine, (ix) 358 pages, former owners stamp on ffep, minor edge wear. Contents include: Intro / Geometry & the Measurement of Length / The Measurement of Time / One-Dimensional Motionn / Motion in Space / Simple Harmonic Motion / Planetary Motion / The Concepts of Force & Mass / Moments of Force & Moments of Inertia / Universal Gravitation / Potential Energy / Collisions / Friction of Solids, Liquids & Gases / Heat & Energy / The Kinetic Theory of Gases / Elasticity / Surface Tension / index of names / index of subjects. Any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a stock photo. 1st Penguin Books Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$9.25

Evolution of Sickness and Healing
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Evolution of Sickness and Healing

By Fabrega, Horacio Jr

Berkeley: Univ of California Pr, 1997. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Quarter bound in black cloth green boards with gilt on spine, head band, no names, (xv) 364 pages with line drawings, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition. Contents include: Preface / The Need for Theory in the study of Sickness and Healing / Origins of Sickness and Healing / Early Stages of the Evolution of Sickness and Healing / Later Stages of the Evolution of Sickness and Healing / Culture, Drugs, and Disorders of Habituation / Somatopsychic Disorders in an Evolutionary Context / Description Parameters of Sickness and Healing / An Evolutionary Conception of Sickness and Healing / A Broad View of Medical Evolution / Implications of an Evolutionary Approach to Sickness and Healing / Toward an Evolutionary Philosophy of Medicine / Appendix: Outline of the Evolution of Sickness and Healing / References / index. Check out the scans. . First Edition First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/NF. Illus. by Jacket Art: Goya, "Self-Portrait with Dr. Arrieta". 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$19.31

The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
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The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

By Watson, James D.; Intro by Sylvia Nasar

New York: Touchstone Books, 2001. -----Tight square and clean, flat uncreased spine, (xx) 233 pages with b & w photos, no names. "His uncompromisingly honest account of the heady days of their thriling sprint against other world-class researchers to solve one of science's greatest mysteries gives a dazzlingly clear picture of a world of briliant scientists with great gifts, very human ambitions, and bitter rivalries. With humility unspoiled by false modisty, Watson relaates his and Crick's desperate efforts to beat Linus Pauling to the Holy Grail of life sciences, the identification of the basic building block of life. Never has a scientist been so truthful in capturing in words the flavor of his work." Any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a stcok photo. 1st Touchstone Edition 1st Printing . Soft Cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$10.70

Red Genesis  -book (1) One in the "Next Wave" series  ---with Essay "Off to Explore Mars"
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Red Genesis -book (1) One in the "Next Wave" series ---with Essay "Off to Explore Mars"

By Sykes, S.C.; Intro by Isaac Asimov; essay by Eugene Mallove

New York: Bantam Books / a Byron Preiss Book, 1991. ----Tight square and clean, (xx) 360 pages, no names, flat uncreased spine, with intro by Isaac Asimov, essay "Off to Explore Mars" by Eugene Mallove, with bibliography, any image drectly beside this listing is the actual book and not a stock photo. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Illus. by Uncredited cover Artist.

$10.00

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