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Defining Science: William Whewell, Natural Knowledge and Public Debate in Early Victorian Britain (Ideas in Context)
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Defining Science: William Whewell, Natural Knowledge and Public Debate in Early Victorian Britain (Ideas in Context)

By Yeo, Richard

USA: Cambridge University Press. Hardcover. 0521431824 280 pages. References. Index. "William Whewell is now recognized as the first systematic writer on the history and philosophy of science. This book shows how he engaged in metascientific criticism in the early Victorian period, when the social and intellectual status of science and scientists were still matters of contention." Clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A high-quality copy. . Very Good. 1993. First Edition.

$69.95

Mirrors;: A guide to the manufacture of mirrors and reflecting surfaces
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Mirrors;: A guide to the manufacture of mirrors and reflecting surfaces

By Schweig, Bruno

London: Pelham. Hardcover. 0720706432 xix, [3], 3-243 pages. Appendices, Patents Index, Name Index, and Subject Index. Black and white diagrams and reproductions of photos. "Written for all who are interested in mirrors; the manufacturer, his manager and his apprentice, for the practical experimentalist and, perhaps, even for the scientist and explorer of present and future possibilities. Part I provides a short survey of the whole field. Part II goes into detail, beginning with a brief history of mirrors and a fairly comprehensive description of all the silvering processes at present employed in the mirror and related industries. A chapter is devoted to the possibility of explosions, and the necessary precautions to avoid them. The appendices contain lists of literature, of learned and trade societies, schools, museums and patents - information which cannot be found anywhere else in such completeness." - dust jacket. Dr. Schweig was a Consulting Chemist to the glass and mirror industry who visited 500 mirror factories and did business in 38 countries in the course of his illustrious career. Faint paperclip markings atop first three leaves otherwise contents clean and unmarked. Binding tight and square. Light wear to black boards. Moderate wear to red dust jacket now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this elusive and extraordinary reference. . Very Good. 1973. First Edition.

$1950.00

Grapple Yarder and Supersnorkel Handbook
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Grapple Yarder and Supersnorkel Handbook

Canada: Workers Compensation Board of British Co. Paperback. 077189192X 176 pages. Prepared with the industrial worker in mind, thus consists of concise text supplemented with many excellent colour illustrations. Chapters include: Planning and Developing a Grapple Yarder Site; Transporting Equipment to the Yarding Site; Grapple Yarder Operator; Grapple Yarder Hooktender-Spotter and Back Spar Operator; The Utility Man; Grapple Yarding in Winter Conditions; Grapple Yarder and Loader Inspections; Loading in Proximity to Grapple Yarders; Super Snorkel Yarker/Loader; Super Snorkel Landingman; Radios, Verbal Signals, First Aid, Rigging Identification. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. A quality copy of this excellent reference which was written with a view to minimizing damage to equipment and personnel in the field. . Good. 1992. First Edition.

$149.95

Cable Yarding Systems Handbook
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Cable Yarding Systems Handbook

By Canada, Workers Comp

Canada: Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia. Paperback. 0771892624 viii, 175 pages. Glossary. "A reference for cable log harvesting systems used in British Columbia. Readers may use it on the sidehill, in the bunkhouse, or in the office. Supplements WCB regulations by providing examples of safe work procedures to follow when using cable log harvesting systems." - Introduction. Chapters include: Types of Cable Yarding Systems and Equipment; High-Lead Butt Rigging; Types of Skyline Logging Carriages; Landing/Guyline Placement; Alternative Anchor Systems; Wire Rope; Rigging; Skyline Riggin Carriage Systems; Intermediate Spars; Swing Yarders; Transporting Machines; and more. Superbly illustrated in colour. Unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy of this practical and informative work. . Good. 1993. First Edition.

$149.95

The Living Soil - Evidence of the Importance to Human Health of Soil Vitality, with Special Reference to National Planning
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The Living Soil - Evidence of the Importance to Human Health of Soil Vitality, with Special Reference to National Planning

By Balfour, E.B.

New York: The Devin-Adair Company. Hardcover. 270 pages. Bibliography. Index. Black and white photographic plates. First U.S. edition. "Since its first [British] printing in 1943 this work is now established as a scientific classic in soil biology and fertility relationships. Completely revised and up-to-date. A fascinating read and foundation stone for an agricultural library, a book needed by every gardener and farmer." - dust jacket. Moderate quantity of ball pen markings to contents and inside back board. Moderate foxing to edges and endpapers. Average wear to publisher's chestnut cloth. Binding intact. Moderate wear to dust jacket now protected in mylar. A sound vintage copy. . Good. 1948. Revised Edition.

$195.00

Helicopter Performance, Stability, and Control
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Helicopter Performance, Stability, and Control

By Prouty, Raymond W.

USA: Krieger Pub Co. Hardcover. 1575242095 731 pages. Index. "Provides both the student and the practicing helicopter aerodynamicist with the information needed to analyze the performance of an existing helicopter or to participate in the design of a new helicopter." - Preface. Name erased from top of front free endpaper, otherwise clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. . Very Good. 2001. Reprint.

$119.95

JET : THE STORY OF A PIONEER
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JET : THE STORY OF A PIONEER

London: Not Specified. Hardcover. B00CWCXA38 320 pages. Index. Black and white photographic plates. "This book is not an autobiography. It is primarily the history of my association with the development of the turbo-jet engine in Great Britain." - Preface. Prior owner's name and date atop front free endpaper. Spine leaning. Somewhat above-average wear to publisher's navy cloth which is partially sunned at spine. Dust jacket not included. A worthy reading copy of this fascinating history. . Fair. 1953. First Edition.

$149.95

OPERATIONS CROSSROAD. The Official Pictorial Record. by (no author) (1946-05-03)
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OPERATIONS CROSSROAD. The Official Pictorial Record. by (no author) (1946-05-03)

New York: Wm. H. Wise & Co.. Hardcover. B01F7XHKDE 224 pages. Index. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos complete with informative supporting text. Endpapers illustrated with aerial illustrations of mushroom cloud. "Documents how 42,000 men - civilians and servicemen, conducted a gigantic experiment, that of examing the effect of an atomic bomb on a fleet of naval vessels. The testing was performed at Bikini Atoll in 1946 and required the relocation of many local residents." - paraphrased from Foreword. Unmarked with moderate wear. Binding a little tender but intact. Dust jacket not included. A sound vintage copy of this historic record. Graetzer & Browning p.57. . Good. 1946. First Edition.

$69.95

Chainsaw Lumbermaking
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Chainsaw Lumbermaking

By Malloff, Will

USA: Taunton Press. Hardcover. 0918804124 vii, 215 pages. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos. "Tells you everything you need to turn your chainsaw into a lumbermill: how to modify the chainsaw and make numerous accessories for milling, how to use the equipment in the woods, and even how to cut burls, shape ovals and mill natural knees for boatbuilding. Drawing upon over thirty years of experience felling trees and making lumber Malloff has invented several chainsaw mills, designed and patented ripping chain, and perfected the easy, efficient methof of chainsaw lumbermaking he describes in this book." - dust jacket. Former library copy with usual markings. Average wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this very practical and informative work. . Good. 1982. First Printing.

$79.95

The Hut Six Story: Breaking the Enigma Codes
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The Hut Six Story: Breaking the Enigma Codes

By Welchman, Gordon

USA: McGraw - Hill. Hardcover. 0070691800 ix, 326 pages. Index. Bibliography. Black and white reproductions of photos. Diagrams. "Now, for the first time, the insider's view of the Enigma story and other clandestine operations is revealed by Gordon Welchman, a top British mathematician who was largely responsible for the crucial achievements at Bletchley Park in the first months of WWII. Goes beyond Bletchley to show how the lessons learned from Germany's errors in using the Enigma codes can - and must - be applied to the use of military communications today." - dust jacket. Book clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. One page corner was folded. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. A sound copy of this cryptographic classic. ENSER [2e] p.75. . Very Good. 1982. First Edition.

$495.00

Cable Yarding Systems Handbook

By Canada, Workers Comp

Canada: Workers Compensation Board of British Columbia. Paperback. 0771892624 viii, 175 pages. Glossary. "A reference for cable log harvesting systems used in British Columbia. Readers may use it on the sidehill, in the bunkhouse, or in the office. Supplements WCB regulations by providing examples of safe work procedures to follow when using cable log harvesting systems." - Introduction. Chapters include: Types of Cable Yarding Systems and Equipment; High-Lead Butt Rigging; Types of Skyline Logging Carriages; Landing/Guyline Placement; Alternative Anchor Systems; Wire Rope; Rigging; Skyline Riggin Carriage Systems; Intermediate Spars; Swing Yarders; Transporting Machines; and more. Superbly illustrated in colour. Unmarked with moderate wear. A sound copy of this practical and informative work. . Good. 1993. First Edition.

$149.95

Practical Treatise On Milling And Milling Machines
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Practical Treatise On Milling And Milling Machines

By Anon

Providence, Rhode Island: Brown & Sharpe. Hardcover. B014L5FNYM 383 pages. A 1947 reprint of the 1939 first edition. Printed upon glossy stock. Profusely illustrated with black and white photos and diagrams. "Offers, in simple, non-technical form, information that may aid the beginner and the more experienced mechanic to a better understanding of the care and use of modern milling machines, and to foster a knowledge of the fundamental principles of sound milling practice." - Preface. Chapters include: Types and Characteristics of Milling Machines; Erection and Care; Operation; Cutters; Attachments; Universal Spiral Index Centers - Indexing - Cutting Spirals; Toolroom Operations; Cam Cutting - Graduating - Gear Cutting; Manufacturing Milling; Fixtures - Production Estimating; Helpful Hints; plus tables. Also includes an interesting seven-page introduction which reviews the history of milling. Short piece of masking tape inside front board. Name atop front free endpaper and title page. Prior owner's address inside back board. Somewhat above-average wear to publisher's navy blue cloth. Binding intact. A sound vintage copy of this very informative and, now, historical reference from a time before electronics had entered this field. . Fair. 1947. Reprint.

$149.95

Guide Book. Sixth Annual Field Conference Bow Valley September, 1956.
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Guide Book. Sixth Annual Field Conference Bow Valley September, 1956.

Canada: Alberta Society of Petroleum Geologists. Hardcover. B0037V7UMK viii, [1], 162 pages. Attractively colour-illustrated maroon boards. Two maps in pocket inside back board. Printed upon glossy stock. Black and white photos, illustrations, graphs and tables. "Seven of the papers are devoted to discussion of stratigraphy and stratigraphic problems, three are discourses on structural problems, two are concerned with economic geology, and one with the development of hydroelectric power in the Bow River drainage basin. Begins with a brief sketch of the human history of the area being studied." - Preface. Intended to serve as a useful and valued part of every geologist's library. Moderate wear. Clean and unmarked. Binding intact. A quality vintage copy. . Good. 1956. First Edition.

$195.00

Amethyst Uruguay, Two Centuries of Amethyst Mining
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Amethyst Uruguay, Two Centuries of Amethyst Mining

By Balzer, Reinhard

Germany: Herausgeber. Hardcover. 3921656737 304 pages. Bibliography. Generously illustrated with colour and black and white photos. Text in English and German. Approx. 9" x 9". "Concentrates on the gemstones found in the Catalan country to the northwest of Uruguay and on the people who emigrated from the gemstone centers around Idar Oberstein at the beginning of the 19th century. Relates their stories, based on their correspondence with their families back home. Focuses on the Becker family and stone prospector Wilhelm Dreher. Makes an interesting detour into Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Describes the location and mode of operation of five mines in the Artigas region. Somewhat above-average external wear. Moderate lean to spine. No dust jacket, apparently as issued. Unmarked. Binding intact. A sound copy of this informative and well-illustrated history.. . Fair. 2008. First Edition.

$295.00

Fundamentals of Gas Utilization
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Fundamentals of Gas Utilization

By Dutton, John

Canada: Centennial College Press/Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology. Paperback. 0919852351 392 pages. "A basic textbook on the principles and application of natural gas handling and usage for residential and light commercial gas systems below 400,000 Btuh (120 kW)." - Preface. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1994. Third Edition.

$89.95

Violin-Making, as It Was and Is : Being a Historical, Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Science & Art of Violin-Making for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, Amateur and Professional (Classic Reprint Ser.)
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Violin-Making, as It Was and Is : Being a Historical, Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Science & Art of Violin-Making for the Use of Violin Makers and Players, Amateur and Professional (Classic Reprint Ser.)

By Heron-Allen, Ed.

Canada: Algrove Publishing / Lee Valley Tools. Hardcover. 1894572149 366 pages. Index. Almost 200 black and white illustrations. Three drawings of violin parts laid inside back board. Reprint of the 1885 second edition. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. Illustrated maroon boards. A quality copy of this classic guide. . Good. 2000. Facsimile Reprint.

$69.95

The open timber roofs of the Middle Ages: Illustrated by perspective and working drawings of some of the best varieties of church roofs
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The open timber roofs of the Middle Ages: Illustrated by perspective and working drawings of some of the best varieties of church roofs

Canada: Canadian Log House. Hardcover. 0920270360 viii, 104 pages. Generously illustrated with detailed diagrams, some in colour. Facsimile reprint, presumably of the 1849 first edition. Handsome chocolate brown embossed boards adorned with gilt. "We have visited many of our remaining specimens and have selected for illustration those roofs which appeared most worthy of remark, as well for the excellence of their framing and design, as for affording specimens of the various methods of construction; of these we have furnished geometrical and perspective drawings from careful admeasurements in every instance taken by ourselves; we have also accompanied them with such remarks and comments as we think may be serviceable, the more fully to explain them." - Preface. Very clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. A lovely copy. . Fine. 1977. Facsimile Reprint.

$99.95

Lehrbuch Fur Tischler. Fachkunde, Fachrechnen, Fachzeichnen - Teil 1, Band 15
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Lehrbuch Fur Tischler. Fachkunde, Fachrechnen, Fachzeichnen - Teil 1, Band 15

By Unknown, Author

Hanover, Germany: Gebruder Janecke. Paperback. 168 pages. Index. Text in German. Many black and white illustrations and diagrams. Appears to be circa 1930 as this is when the Foreword was written. Title page missing. Many pencil markings to contents. Covers present but almost loose from textblock. Above-average wear. A worthy copy of this vintage German carpentry text. . Fair. 1930. Reprint.

$149.95

Treatise of Fortifications
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Treatise of Fortifications

By Muller, John

Ottawa, Canada: Museum Restoration Service. Hardcover. B00LCILQO8 #350 of 700 facsimile copies of the 1746 first edition specially reprinted in 1968. xvi, 232 pages. Thirty-four black and white illustrations. "With remarks on the constructions of the most celebrated authors, particularly of Marshal de Vauban and Baron Coehorn, in which the perfection and imperfection of their several works are considered. For use of the Royal Academy of Artillery at Woolwich." - subtitle. "Designed to trace the history of modern fortification. Includes commentaries on the work of French, German, English and other contemporaries. Almost every fort built in America was designed on the theories contained in this book." - dust jacket. Armorial bookplate upon front free endpaper, otherwise book clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. . Fine. 1968. Limited Edition.

$199.95

Instructions for the Formation and Exercise of Volunteer Sharp-shooters (Limited Edition Military)
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Instructions for the Formation and Exercise of Volunteer Sharp-shooters (Limited Edition Military)

By Barber, Capt.

Ottawa, Canada: Museum Restoration Service. Hardcover. B0007JDJJ8 #350 of 700 facsimile copies of the 1759 first edition specially reprinted in 1968. viii, 126, 4 [plates] pages. First issued just as the rifle began to play an important part in military thinking. "Contains detailed instructions on the use and handling of the rifle; the bugle call for riflemen and tactics." - dust jacket. Armorial bookplate upon front free endpaper, otherwise book clean, bright and unmarked with very light wear. Average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in archival-grade Brodart. . Fine. 1968. Limited Edition.

$199.95

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