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    Robert Fludd - Hermetic Philosopher and Surveyor of Two Worlds by Godwin

    London: Thames & Hudson, 1979. Looks at the life and work of Robert Flud, one of the last true Renaissance men, who took all learning as their preserve and tried to encompass the whole of human knowledge. Collects together all of Fludd's important plates, annotated and explained, together with an Intoduction to his life and thought. A small amount of pink highlighting to the text, but generally a good clean copy. 96 pages including index. Next post UK dispatch.. Soft Cover. Reading Copy. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


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    Watson and DNA: Making a Scientific Revolution by McElheny, Victor K

    Perseus Publishing. NF/NF. 2003. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. ISBN: 0738203416. Small remainder mark on bottom edge; like new; <P>A riveting portrait of the man behind the greatest scientific achievement of our time: the discovery of the structure of DNA and the creation of modern molecular biology. <br> ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pp.


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    Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society : 1991 - Volume 37 by The Royal Society

    London: The Royal Society, 1991. Well-cared for copy with comprehensive biographies of past Fellows. Some faint sunning to page edges else a clean square hardback in a d/w - 494 pages plus a few microfiche negatives in a pouch attached inside rear cover. Next post dispatch. . Annual Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Blind Watchmaker, The by Richard Dawkins

    Penguin UK, 2006. Paperback. New. Acclaimed as the most influential work on evolution written in the last hundred years, The Blind Watchmaker offers an inspiring and accessible introduction to one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. A brilliant and controversial book, which demonstrates that evolution by natural selection – the unconscious, automatic, blind, yet essentially non-random process discovered by Darwin – is the only answer to the biggest question of all: why do we exist?SKU: MM-40017391; EAN: 9780141026169


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    A Veteran Naturalist : Being The Life and Work of W. B. Tegetmeier (SIGNED COPY) by Richardson, E. W

    London: Witherby & Co, 1916. Charts the career of the English naturalist who was a founding member of the Savage Club. Odd, occasional spotting but generally a good, clean copy whose fore and bottom edges remain untrimmed. Neat, SIGNED inscription, in ink, by Richardson which reads ''To J.A.Maycock, with best wishes for a long & happy married life, and as a small testimony of great regard, from his Friend, The Author. Dec 22, 1923''. Enclosed, laid in is an unsent postcard with the Savage Club Library stamp and SIGNED by the author, though slightly smudged. 232 pages including index. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War by Neufeld, Michael

    New York: Vintage. Very Good. 624 pp. 2008. First Edition Thus. Third Printing. Trade Paperback. 0307389375 . Vintage. Michael J. Neufeld, curator and space historian at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, delivers a brilliantly nuanced biography of Wernher von Braun. <br><br>Chief rocket engineer of the Third Reich and one of the fathers of the U.S. space program, Wernher von Braun is a source of consistent fascination. Glorified as a visionary and vilified as a war criminal, he was a man of profound moral complexities, whose intelligence and charisma were coupled with an enormous and, some would say, blinding ambition. Based on new sources, Neufeld's biography delivers a meticulously researched and authoritative portrait of the creator of the V-2 rocket and his times, detailing how he was a man caught between morality and progress, between his dreams of the heavens and the earthbound realities of his life. .


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    Marie Curie by McKown, Robin

    London: Adam & Charles Black, 1961. Part of the Lives to Remember Series. Moving but unsentimental account of the woman whose work began a new era - the Atomic Age. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear - 112 pages. Next post dispatch. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Rethi, Lili . 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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    The Story of Steinmetz by General Electric Company

    Schenectady, New York: General Electric Company, 1940. Staplebound Wraps. Good. 20 page booklet with staple binding. Illustrated throughout. Charles Proteus Steinmetz. Wear at the spine ends, with some tanning to the covers.


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    Descartes by Rée, Jonathan

    London: Allen Lane, 1974. The story of a pioneer in geometry, algebra, physics, cosmology, biology, logic, psychology and metaphysics. Good, clean paperback - 204 pages including index. Next post dispatch. . Card Covers. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Life On Earth: A Natural History by David Attenborough

    BCA, 1979-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good Jacket. Illustrated in colour. 319 pages. Robust packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide


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    Clock This : My Life as Inventor (SIGNED COPY) by Baylis, T

    London: Headline Book Publishing, Limited, 1999. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 272 pages including index. Inscription by author reads 'To Patrick and Elizabeth from their friend Trevor Baylis 25th Nov 99'. Next post dispatch. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. [Sixth Edition, Popular Impression, Second Impression]. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY IN ORIGINAL CLOTH by Charles DARWIN

    John Murray,, 1900. 8vo., Sixth Edition, Popular Impression, Second Impression, with portrait frontispiece (original tissue guard present) and folding diagram, endpapers very lightly browned, neat contemporary signature (1901) on front free endpaper; original decorative arches-style green cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in blind, gilt back, upper hinge starting at advertisement (but binding entirely sound), joints mildly rubbed, a little chafing at headband else a very good, clean copy. With the advertisement leaf preceding half-title. Most issues after 1872 are based on the sixth edition, containing as it does Darwin's final major corrections and revisions. The sixth is the first edition with the title The Origin of Species, and includes among many other revisions a new chapter inserted to confute the views of the Catholic biologist St. George Mivart. There is a glossary, and the word 'evolution' is used in the text for the first time. The present copy is the Second Impression (November 1900) of the Popular Impression published two months earlier. VERY SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. Freeman (Darwin), 147.


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    The Emergence of Man by John E. Pfeiffer

    London: Book Club Associates. Lightly cocked and creased spine, else crisp and tight. Rubbed and chipped jacket. . Very Good. Hardcover. 1973.


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    River Out Of Eden: A Darwinian View of Life by Dawkins, Richard

    Orion. Hardback. 172pp. Science Masters series. A little bumped to spine ends else clean and neat in like dust wrapper. Very good copy in like dust wrapper . Paperback. 1995.


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    The Blind Watchmaker by Dawkins, Richard

    London: Penguin, 1988. First printing of this edition. Paperback. Very Good. First printing of this trade paperback edition. Pp xvii + 332. Initials of ownership on the half-title else a clean, unmarked copy in printed wrappers.


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    Université de Genève - Schola Genèvesis MDLIX - Séance Solennelle de Distribution des prix de Concours 28 Janvier 1907 - Rapports du Recteur et des Jurys Précédés d'une Notice Biographique sur Humphrey Davy by N/A

    Genève: Kündig & Fils, 1907. Softcover. Fair. Ex-Library. Major edgewear, chipping, and staining to covers, spine, and first few pages of text. Interior is clean, and stitching is intact and straight. No dust-jacket. French language.


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    Alfred Adler, the Man and His Work : Triumph over the Inferiority Complex by Orgler, Hertha

    London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1963. Examines the work and personality of the world-famous psychologist who discovered the 'Inferiority Complex' and founded the school of Individual Psychology. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w protected in a plastic jacket - 266 pages including index. Next post dispatch. . Third Edition Revised and Enlarged. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    The Lowell Lectures on The Ascent of Man by Drummond, Henry

    Published by Hodder and Stoughton, Paternoster Row, London Eleventh Thousand 1894. London 1894., 1894. Hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 444 printed pages of text. Spine ends turned-in with shallow rubs, age darkened closed upper edges, age tanning to the end papers and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.


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    Edward Teller : The Real Dr. Strangelove by Goodchild, Peter

    Cambridge, MA, USA.: Harvard University Press, 2004. Draws on interviews with more than fifty of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist's colleagues and friends. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w - 469 pages including index. Next post dispatch. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    A Beautiful Mind by Nasar, Sylvia

    London: Faber and Faber, 2002. 461pp. New, unread copy which shows slight signs of shelf wear. The biography of John Forbes Nash Jr. winner of the Noblel Prize in Economics 1994. The book that inspired the film by Dreamworks and Universal Pictures starring Russell Crowe. Next post dispatch. . Paperback. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Life on Earth by Attenborough, David

    England: BCA, 1980. The book which accompanied the popular BBC television series. Clean bright copy in very good dustjacket. 319 pages including index. Illustrated throughout with colour photoraphs.. TV Tie-in. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.


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    Humphry Davy by King, Ronald

    London: The Royal Institution, 1978. 32 page, glossy, stapled booklet being a brief look at the life and work of the man who created the Davy Lamp which saved numerous lives in the mining industry. Next post dispatch. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.


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    A Doctor's Story : An Autobiography by Henrikson, Viktor

    London: Michael Joseph, 1959. The Swedish doctor tells his personal story and gives the case history of his most interesting patients as well as discussing various aspects of the medical man's life in the days before the discovery of modern 'miracle' drugs and the establishment of welfare states. Clean square hardback in an unclipped d/w showing light shelfwear - 208 pages. . First English Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Freud and Religious Belief by Philp. H. L

    London: Rockliff, 1956. Examines the religious leanings of possibly the world's greatest psychologist. Previousl owner's details neatly to the ffep else a clean, square hardback with some folding crease marks to page corners - 140 pages including index. Next post dispatch. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Iuean Maddock 29 March 1917-29 December 1988 by Duckworth, W.E

    Biographical Memoirs of the Royal Society, 1991. Stapled pamphlet which offers a brief biography of Ieuan Maddock who was the Chief Scientist to the Department of Industry. Author's stamp on inside front cover. Illustrated with 2 b/w photographs.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.


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