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Extraordinary Women in Science & Medicine: Four Centuries of Achievement

By Smeltzer, Ronald K., Robert J. Ruben, and Paulette Rose

New York: The Grolier Club, 2013. 1st Edition. Soft cover. As New. Quarto. 182 (2) pp, preface, acknowledgments, Essays, Catalog: The Physical Sciences; The Medical Sciences; index with Illustrations in color, duotone, and black and white. First Paperback Edition, 2013. "Published to accompany the landmark exhibition Extraordinary Women in Science & Medicine, on show at the Grolier Club September 18-November 23, 2013, this catalogue explores the legacy of thirty-two remarkable women whose accomplishments in physics, chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, computing, and medicine contributed to the advancement of science. More than 150 original items are pictured and described, including books, manuscripts, periodicals, offprints, dissertations, and laboratory apparatus such as that used by Marie Curie during her earliest work on radioactivity." Pristine, no wear. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. 8X11. Illustrated wrappers.

$35.00

The Mentality Of Apes

By Kohler, Wolfgang

New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1925. First English Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. Large 8vo. viii, 342 pp, list of 9 b&w illustrations, preface, translator's note, introduction, I. Roundabout Methods; II. The Use of Implements; III. The Use of Implements (cont.) handling of Objects; IV. The Making of Implements; V. The Making of Implements (cont.) Building; VI. Detours Round Separate Intervening Objectives; VII. "Chance" and "Imitation"; VIII. The Handling of Forms; conclusion, appendix: some contributions to the psychology of chimpanzees with 9 plates and 19 figures. Translated by Ella Winter from the Edition Revised Edition. "We wished to ascertain the degree of relationship between anthropoid apes and man in a field which seems to us particularly important, but on which we have as yet little information, that is, as regards the intelelctual capacity of animals." Inked name ffep. Foxing, mostly to gutters endpapers with lightly age-toned text block edges, else, , Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$35.00

Pleistocene Extinctions: The Search for a Cause

By Martin, P. S. / Wright, H. E., Jr. - Editors

New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1967. First Edition - Proceedings. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Octavo. volume 6, Proceedings of the VII Congress of the International Association of Quaternary Research. x + 453 pp, Preface, A Bestiary for Pleistocene Biologists (63 pp), Introduction, 16 papers in Two Parts by contributors, Part I: Facets of the Problem; Part II: Regional Aspects and Case Histories; Each paper with footnotes and references - Tables / Figures. Name Index, Subject Index. Binding tight, previous owner's name inked on upper corner title page, Slight wobble to text block else text unmarked and clean. , cover cloth crisp and spine letters bright. Price-clipped inner flap DJ, a bit age-toned around the edges, with chip along rear bottom edge (1/4" x 1/2"), DJ in removable mylar protector 6.4" x 9.5" blue cloth boards in DJ.

$20.00

Journal of Researches into the Natural History and Geology of the Countries Visited during the Voyage of H. M. S. Beagle Round the World under the Command of Captain Fitrz Roy

By Darwin, Charles

Edinburgh: T. Nelson & Sons, 1890. Hardcover Re-Issue. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. 615 pp, b&w frontis, preface, The Journal: 21 Chapters; Retrospect; index. 1890 Edition. Ex library/ex libris plate with a manilla pouch at back and a mark where a paper stamp was removed. No other library marks. Inked name on blank prelim. Light wear with age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth with embillished gilt lettering to front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$65.00

Sequential Machines: Selected Papers

By Moore, Edward F. - Editor

Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Co, 1964. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. v + 266 pp, preface, acknowledgments & sources, 14 papers by contributors (Including D. A. Huffman, Arthur Burks, Irving Copi, Michael O. Rabin, Kutti, Y. T. Medvedev, et al, as well as the editor). Each paper with references, equations, graphs, tables, etc. Previous owner's last name inscribed on ffep, else unmarked, binding tight. 6.2" x 9.3" deep red cloth boards in gray DJ.

$20.00

Report on the Geology of the Lake Superior Land District: Part II. The Iron Region, Together with the General Geology

By Foster, J. W. and J. D. Whitney

Washington: A. Boyd Hamilton, 1851. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Thick 8vo. xvi, 406 pp. + XXV Plates, Introduction, list of sketches of scenery, list of plates of fossils, I. Classification and Nomenclature of the Rock; II. The Azoic System; III. Granite Rocks of the Azoic Period; IV. The Iron Ores and Associated Rocks; V. Economic Geology of the Azoic Series; VI. Composition of the Trappean Rocks; VII. Mineralogy; VIII. - IX (by James Hall). Lower Silurian System; X. Upper Silurian and Devonian Series by James Hall; XI. Miscellaneous Observations on the Palaeozoic Series; XII. Chemistry and Economic Geology of the Palaeozoic Series; XIII. Description of New and Rare Species of Fossils from the Palaeozoic Series (by James Hall); XIV. - XVI. On the Superficial Deposits of this District (by E. Desor); XVII. On the Elevation of Mountain Chains; XVIII. Parallelism of the Palaeozoic Deposits of Europe and American (by James Hall); XIX. On the Observed Fluctuations of the Surfaces of the Lakes (by Charles Whitlesey; XX. Magnetic Variations --- Comparison of Terrestial and Astronomical Measurements (by Charles Whittlesey; XXI. Botany (by W. D. Whitney; Appendix: The Jesuit Relations, et al.; index; The Plates (including four fold-outs). First Printing, March 13, 1851. Scarce Title. Inked name on prelim. Lightly rubbed board edges, mostly to bottom edge with faded spine, and age-toning to text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with stamped decorative front board and spine, and black lettering to spine.

$250.00

The Student's Handbook of British Mosses

By Dixon, H. N.

London: Sumfield & Day Ltd, 1959. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. H. G. Jameson. Thick 8vo. xlvi, 582 (4) pp. + 43 plates, preface, introduction: General Sketch of the Structure of Mosses; Practical Examination and Measurement; Classification, Nomenclature, Etc.; glossary, abbreviations used in the Text; Key to the Genera; Conspectus of Classification; Text; addenda, index, explanation of plates, The b&w Plates. With Illustrations and Keys to The Genera and Species by H. G. Jameson. Reprint of the Third Edition, 1959. Inked name ffep and a few inked notes through p. 17. Rubbed bottom fore-edge corners with lightly age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon cloth cloth with black cloth backstrip, gilt circular seal on front board, and gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

Capt. Nat Herreshoff: The Wizard of Bristol. The Life and Achievements of Nathanael Greene Herreshoff, Together with an Account of Some of the Yachts He Designed

By Herreshoff, L. Francis

Dobbs Ferry, NY: Sheridan House, 1986. Reprint. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Large 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. 349 pp, 15 chapters, appendix: partial list of Herreshoff-built boats, index with b&w illustrations, index. Reprinted, 1986. "Nathanael G. Herreshoff (1848-1938) was the greatest marine designer and builder this country has ever produced. He is credited with the introduction of more new devices in boat design than any other man, and the great yachts that he created for the successful defense of the America's Cup caught the imagination of the entire world. The period of his greatest activity, from 1890 to 1920, is known as "the Herreshoff Era," and his life and career make for a fascinating biography." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown half-cloth with brown paper-covered boards, and gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$17.50

The Making of American Industrial Research: Science and Business at GE and Bell, 1976-1926
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The Making of American Industrial Research: Science and Business at GE and Bell, 1976-1926

By Reich, Leonard S.

Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1985. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo. xvi, 309 pp, list of 25 b&w illustrations, editor's preface, preface, 1. Introduction: The Importance of Industrial Research; 2. Building the Foundations of Industrial Research: American Science, Technology, and Industry in the 19th Century; 3. The Establishment and Early Growth of General Electric; 4. Origins and Early History of the General Electric Research Laboratory; 5. General Electric: The Research Process; 6. The Establishment and Early Growth of Bell Telephone; 7. AT&T: The Establishment of Industrial Research; 8. AT&T: The Research Process; 9. Research, Patents, and the Struggle to Control Radio; 10. Conclusion: The Impact of Industrial Research; notes, index. Studies in Economic History and Policy series: First Edition, 1985. "This book tells the story of how and why industrial research was established in America by two large and innovative corporations: General Electric, formed in a merger of Edison General Electric and Thomson-Houston in 1892, and the dominant force in the American electrical industry ever since; and American Telephone and Telegraph, the commercial outgrowth of Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone. Through industrial research and through the development of patented products and processes large companies could begin to exert a new degree of market control by strongly influencing the rate and direction of technological change, affecting the content and methods of both by providing new opportunities, incentives, and constraints to the growing community of students and engineers." Price clipped. Minor edge wear spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Yellowish orange cloth with black paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to front board, and black title plate and gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

The Origin of a Land Flora: A Theory Based Upon the Facts of Alternation

By Bower, F. O.

London: Macmillan & Co., Limited, 1908. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good-Very Good +/No Jacket. Thick 8vo. xi, 727 (5) pp, tissue-protected frontis, preface, Part I. Statement of the Working Hypothesis: Introduction - XX. Part II. Detailed Statement of the Facts: Introduction, XXI - XLVII; index with numerous b&w illustrations. First Edition, 1908. "The method adopted in the preparation of this work has been to examine not only the mature structure, but also the development of the organisms, and of their several parts. While fully utilising the results of Palaeontological and anatomical study, considerable weight has throughout been given to the facts of the individual development: sometimes the latter appear to oppose the former." from the Preface. Inked name ffep. Rubbed bottom fore-edge corners with some additional minor wear, mostly to spine edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$37.50

Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age
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Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age

By Secord, James A.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2014. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Large 8vo. xiii, 306 pp, preface, list of figures and color plates, introduction: 1. Fantastic Voyages: Humphry Davy's Consolations in Travel; 2. The Economy of Intelligence: Charles Babbage's Reflections on the Decline of Science in England; 3. The Conduct of Everyday Life: John Herschel's Preliminary Discourse on the Study of Natural Philosophy; 4. Mathematics for the Million? Mary Somerville's On the Connexion of the Physical Sciences; 5. A Philosophy fora New Science: Charles Lyel's Priciples of Geology; 6. The Problem of Mind: George Combe's Constitution of Man; 7. The Torch of Science: Thommas Carlyle's Sartor Resartus; epilogue, chronology, further reading, abbreviations, endnotes, bibliography of works published after 1900, index. First Edition, 2014. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Lettres d'un voyageur dan L'Inde

By Haeckel, Ernest

Paris: C. Reinwald, Libraire-Editeur, 1883. First French Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo. viii, 416 (20) pp, I. En route pour l"Inde; II. Une semaine a Bombay; III. Colombo; IV. Whist-Bungalow; V. Kaduwella; VI. Peradenia; VII. Kandy; ViII. La route e Galla-Colombo; IX. Punto-Galla; X. Belligemma; XI. Un laboratoire zoologique a Ceylan; XII. Six semaines parmi les Cingalais; XIII. Basamuna et Mirissa; XIV. Kogalla et Boralu; XV. Matura et Dondera; XVI. Districts cafeiers des hautes terres; XVII,. Nurellia; XVIII. Au Bout-du-Monde; XIX. Le fleuve Noir; XX. En route pour la patrie a tavers l'Egypte; errata, catalogue, table alphabetique. Text in French. Traduit de L'Allemand par Le. Dr C. Letourneau: First French Edition, 1883. Faintly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown leather with black gilt bordered paper title plate and gilt lettering to spine.

$85.00

Parachute Technician

By Zweng, Charles A.

N. Hollywood, CA: Pan American Navigation Service. 1944. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 111 pp, foreword, 1. Parachute Construction; 2. Parachute Maintenance; 3.Instructions Concerning Operation of the Parachute; 4. Parachutes: Civil Air Regulations (General); 5. Parachutes: Civil Air Regulations (Material and Tests); 6. Civil Air Regulations (Parachute Technican Certificates); 7. Civil Air Regulations (Parachute Loft Certificates and Ratings); 8. Packing Instructions for the IRVIN Air Chute; 9. Parachute Technician Examination (typical multiple choice); 10. Parachute Packing Procedures (typical examination); 11. Inspection and Maintenance (examination); 12. General Examination Review; Parachute Nomenclature; index with b&w illustrations throughot, and a 4-page sample test lais-in at back. First Edition, 1944. Not Price Clipped. Light age-toning, mostly to rear panel dj with slightly foxed rear panel of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$37.50

Transactions - Volume 120, 2012 - The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

By The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

Jersey Cith, NJ: The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. 2013. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. As New. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. lii (I), 763 pp, 2012 annual meeeting activities: reports; Archival Papers: The 2012 American Bureau of Shipping -- Captain Joseph H. Linnard Prize is presented for the best paper given at the 2012 Annual Meeting; Papers selected for publication in the 2012 Transactions by the Society's Annual Meeting Papers; Award Winning Papers; Significant Papers. First Edition, 2013. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$75.00

Submarine Geology. Second Edition

By Shepard, Francis P.

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers. 1963. F Second Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine. xviii, 557 pp, editor's introduction, preface to the Second Edition, I. Introduction and History; II. Methods and Instrumentation for Exploring the Ocean Floor; III. Ocean Waves and Associated Currents (D. L. Inman); IV. Catastrophic Waves and Ocean Currnets; V. Sediments: Physical Properties and Mechanics of Sedimentation (D. L. Inman); VI. Defining and Classifying Shorelines and Sea Currents; VII. Beaches and Related Shore Processes; VIII. Continental Shelves: Topography and Sediments; IX. Origin and History of the Continental Shelves; X. Continental Slopes; XI. Submarine Canyons, Deep Channels, and Other Marine Valleys; XII. Coral and Other Organic Reefs; XIII. Deep Ocean Floor Topography; XIV. Deep Ocean Deposits and Stratigraphy; XV. Suboceanic Layers and Orgin of the Basins; XVI. Mineralogy and Chemistry of Marine Sedimentation (E. D. Goldberg); XVII. Modern Sediments and the Interpretation of Ancient Sediments; References, Appendix: A. Units and Symbols; B. Conversion Tables; index with chapters by D. L. Inman and E. D. Goldberg, and a large pristine color Chart of the World in pocket at back. Harper's Geoscience Series: Second Edition, 1963. Ex Library with usual markings. Only the faintest wear, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to front board, and dark brown title plate with gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia, 16e

By Dyke, A. L.

Chicago, IL: Goodheart-Willcox Company, Inc, 1931. Sixteenth Edition. Hardcover. Good - Very Good/No Jacket. Large 8vo. xxxvi + 1234 pp + 14 pp of adverts from publisher, inside fr cover (supplementary index of additions and revisions in this, the sixteenth edition 179 new illustrations, 56 new pages, 98 revised pages, preface to 16th edition, table of contents, Book subtitle : "Elementary Principles, Construction, Operation and Repair of Automobiles, Gasoline Engines and Automobile Electric Systems; including Trucks, Tractors, and Motorcycles - Simple, Thorough, and Practical. Front and rear hinges repaired with clear tape, fr cover upper hinge feayed a bit at top 1/4", light cloth wear to the other corners, lettters bright and pages VG. two previous owners' signatures inked on title page, the many fold-outs are intact, seemingly never used in the shop. 6.75" 9.75" x 2.3" thick blue cloth boards. (68 oz).

$75.00

Thermodynamics

By Emswiler, J. E.

New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.. 1927. F Second Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good-Very Good +. xvii, 296 pp, preface to the second edition, preface to first edition, I. Thermodynamics and Energy; II. The Steam Power Pland Considered as a Heat Engine; III. The Working Substance -- Steam; IV. Pressure-Volume, Temperature-Entropy, and Heat-Energy Diagrams; V. the Effects of Heat -- How Steam Does Work; VI. What Maximum Portion of the Heat Supplied Could an Ideal Heat Utilizer Convert Into Work; VII. Available, Unavailable, Utilized, and Waste Energy, -- Losses; VII A. A Means of Increasing the Efficency of the Rankine Cycle; VIII. Vapor Refrigeration; IX. The Compresssion and Expansion of Permanent Gase. Conditional Relations; X. The Compression and Expansion of Permanent Gases. Energy Relations; XI. Intrinsic Energy and Heat Content. Throttling of Gases; XII. Mistures of Gaseous Substances; XIII. The Air Heat Engine; XIV. The Energy Laws of Thermodynamics; XV. the Decrease of Available Energy; XVI. The Flow of Flluids; XVII. Kinetic Engines. The Steam Turbine and the Injector; XVIII. The KInetic Theory of Heat and Miscellaneous; index with b&w line drawings, graphs, charts, and equations throughout. Second Edition, Third Impression, 1927. Pencilled name on ffep. Small white stain on front board with minor edge wear and lightly age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Shrubs of Indiana

By Deam, Charles C.

Indianapolis: Wm. B. Burford Printing Co, 1932. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good + +/No Jacket. Large 8vo. 380 pp, foreword, list of Indiana shrubs, introduction, key to the genera, Description of Species; Excluded Species; glossary, index with 153 b&w plates. Publication No. 44 (Revised Edition), 1932. Inked inscription on ffep with lighly age-toned text block edges, and a 3" closed tear to bottom edge of last blank page at hinge, else, Prinstine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$34.00

Plants of Bikini and Other Northern Marshall Islands

By Taylor, William Randolph

Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press. 1950. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine. xv, 227 pp, color frontispiece, preface, list of 79 b&w plates, Previous Botanical Exploration of the Marshall Islands; Description of the Atolls and the Marine Flora; Characteristics of the Land Flora; Detailed Botanical Features; Annotated Catalogue of the Plants: Algae, Fungi, Bryophta, Spermatophyta; Diagnoses of New Species and New Forms; bibliography, index. University of Michigan Studies, Scientific Series: First Edition, 1950. "Before carrying out the gigantic atomic-bomb tests of 'Operation Crossroads' the commanding officers of Joint Task Force directed that comprehensive scientific studies be made of the site of the tests, to establish a basis on which calculations could be made of the probable effects of the ships, and by which any effects on the lagoon, reef, islands, plants and animals of the neighborhood could be evaluated. Part of this scientific study was the analysis of the plant and animal life of Bikini Atoll, and of other atolls in the same latitude for comparision and relative importance." from the preface. Partially age- toned text block edges, else, Prinstine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$34.00

Memories II

By Huxley, Julian

New York: Harper & Row. 1973. First American Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 269 pp, preface, list of b&w illustrations, I. Early Days at UNESCO; II. Latin America and the Mexico Conference; III. Another Round of UNESCO; IV. The Beirut Conference -- and Farewells; V. Home: New Tasks and Old Friends; VI. A Familiar Trouble and a Fresh Honour; VII. To Australia, Via the Pacific; VIII. To the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand; IX. And so to India; X. Mostly Transatlantic; XI. My King Charles's Lead; XII. African Travels for UNESCO; XIII. West Africa Revisited; XIV. Conservation in East Africa and Ethiopia; XV. A Last Visit from Aldous; XVI. Ritualization and a Visit to Israel; XVII. Ageing, But Still Active; Conclusion; index. First American Edition, 1973. "Sir Julian Huxley, whose forebears include the great Victorian naturalist, T.H. Huxley and the writer Aldous, 'is an old- fashioned naturalist yet very much a part of the modern world. Reading his memoirs is like traveling around the world with a biologist who had been everywhere and seen everything -- an exhilarating experience' (James B. Conant)." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Black remainder mark across bottom edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no highlighting or marginalia. Black & blue cloth.

$14.00

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