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Chemical Communication: The Language of Pheromones (Scientific American Library) W H Freeman & Co, Agosta, William C
1 Chemical Communication: The Language of Pheromones (Scientific American Library) W H Freeman & Co
Agosta, William C
New York Scientific American Library 1992 0716750368 / 9780716750369 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs. 179 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027229

Price: 18.00 USD
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2 The Fertile Crescent: Travels in the Footsteps of Ancient Science
Anderson, Clifford N.
New York Exposition Press 1968 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean yellow cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with drawings, photographs and maps. 329 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very light superficial rubbing to edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The golden era of intellectual advancement - from before the sixth century B.C. through the fourth century A.D. Contributions made by Mesopotamia, Greece and Egypt to the miracles of modern science. 8vo. Ancient History. 011388

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Tom Swift In the Caves of Nuclear Fire, Appleton II, Victor
3 Tom Swift In the Caves of Nuclear Fire
Appleton II, Victor
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1956 Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket Graham Kaye, Illustrator 
Clean hardcover book in original dust jacket. Clean blue boards with darker blue lettering and small illustration on cover, dark blue lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Some fading to background on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Illustrated endpapers (small previous owner name on endpaper and small vertical strip of browning from old cello tape (now gone). Illustrated by Graham Kaye. 214 pages. Clean bright illustrated dust jacket has edgewear and is separated at rear spine fold, shallow chipping at top spine edge. Publisher's "8" in a white diamond on spine, and number 9108 below it just above publisher's name. 100100 at top corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027174

Price: 10.00 USD
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Change! 71 Glimpses of the Future, Asimov, Isaac
4 Change! 71 Glimpses of the Future
Asimov, Isaac
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1981 0-395-31545-X / 9780395315453 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 201 pgs. Clean silver dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Essays on the future in space, science, aging, the environment, sexuality and more by the great Isaac Asimov. 8vo. Science. 014800

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Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos - The Growth and Future of Human Knowledge, Asimov, Isaac
5 Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos - The Growth and Future of Human Knowledge
Asimov, Isaac
New York Crown 1988 0517546671 / 9780517546673 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean dark blue boards with red cloth spine, blue metallic lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 339 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; slightest hint of light surface rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026070

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6 Extraterrestrial Civilizations
Asimov, Isaac
New York Crown Publishers 1979 0-517-53075-9 / 9780517530757 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing. Very clean blue boards with clean yellow cloth spine, dark blue stamped lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, very faint dust speckling to edges. 282 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Asimov analyzes the universe, life, and intelligence, basing his conclusions on the most recently available scientific findings. 8vo. Space Exploration. 016013

Price: 15.00 USD
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Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing, Bamforth, Charles W.
7 Beer: Tap into the Art and Science of Brewing
Bamforth, Charles W.
Insight Books 1998 0306457970 / 9780306457975 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Unfaded black boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Foreword by Dave Thomas. Illustrated with photographs, drawings. 245 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book that enables the nonspecialist to understand the science and technology of brewing beer, written by an esteemed authority on brewing science. Written in a witty and easy-to-understand manner, covering everything from the basis of selection of the best barley, hops, and yeast through the composition of beer as it affects the taste, head, and wholesomeness of the finished product. 027717

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The Pantanal - Brazil's Forgotten Wilderness, Banks, Vic
8 The Pantanal - Brazil's Forgotten Wilderness
Banks, Vic
San Francisco Sierra Club Books 1991 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped jacket, with author-signed typed letter laid in. Clean gray boards with blue-black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full color photographs. 254 pages with index. Typed letter on author's letterhead, signed by author, to Chair of the Environmental Studies Program and Syracuse College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Clean jacket is not price clipped (22.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Photojournalist and Cinematographer Vic Banks chronicles his adventure in an area of South America that is home to the greatest concentration of wildlife on the continent. 022510

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The Book of Nothing - Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas About the Origins of the Universe, Barrow, John D.
9 The Book of Nothing - Vacuums, Voids, and the Latest Ideas About the Origins of the Universe
Barrow, John D.
New York Pantheon 2001 0375420991 / 9780375420993 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean black boards with black cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping or fading. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Blank endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated in black and white. 361 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating exploration by a foremost mathematician and cosmologist on the nature of nothing. From the origins of zero in ancient India to the early abhorrence and eventual acceptance of the concept of the void by Christianity, he traces the notion through the work of writers and thinkers from the ancient Greeks to our own time. He looks at math, cosmology, theology, and physics to uncover the nothing that is at the heart of most things. 027434

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Black Hole - How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved, Bartusiak, Marcia
10 Black Hole - How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved
Bartusiak, Marcia
New Haven CT / London Yale University Press 2015 030021085X / 9780300210859 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Second Printing, SIGNED by the author in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean unfaded black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "To Carl, A fellow friend of the cosmos - Marcia Bartusiah - 2006." Illustrated with black and white photographs. 237 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024606

Price: 30.00 USD
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Camping With the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa, Bass,  Thomas A
11 Camping With the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa
Bass, Thomas A
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1990 0395415020 / 9780395415023 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped jacket, SIGNED by author. Clean orange boards with maroon cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, with slight dust speckling to text block edges. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "11-04-90 - Clinton, New York - For a friend in the Kirkland Art Center - with All My Best Regards, Thomas A. Bass." 304 pages. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (20.95 on front inside flap); small corner crease to inside front flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's two-year journey across Africa, from Timbuktu to the Zambezi River. 022933

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Earth and Its Atmosphere, Bates, D. R.
12 The Earth and Its Atmosphere
Bates, D. R.
New York Basic Books, Inc. 1957 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 324 pgs. with index. Illustrated with drawings & charts. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few small closed edge tears, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Fifteen distinguished scientists, representing the main branches of geophysics, present a readable background for understanding the International Geophysical Year. 8vo. Science. 012416

Price: 15.00 USD
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Fear, War and the Bomb - Military and Political Consequences of Atomic Energy, Blackett, P.M.S.
13 Fear, War and the Bomb - Military and Political Consequences of Atomic Energy
Blackett, P.M.S.
New York Whittlesey House - McGraw Hill 1949 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First American edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with green lettering on spine. Tiny spot of wear to each of the lower corner tips. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 244 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean, has some edge wear, small corner chip at top left corner of front panel, surface scrape to lower spine. Author's photo on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A brilliant analysis of the problem posed by the discovery of atomic energy, which became a milestone in post-Hiroshima thinking, by the 1948 Nobel Prize Winner. 024801

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Fingerprints - Fifty Years of Scientifc Crime Detection, Browne, Douglas G. and Alan Brock
14 Fingerprints - Fifty Years of Scientifc Crime Detection
Browne, Douglas G. and Alan Brock
London George G. Harrap 1953 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition statement on copyright page, in clean original jacket. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Tiny spots of wear to two corner tips and top spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 224 pp. with index. Illustrated with black and white plates. Foreword by Ex-Chief Superintendent F. R. Cherrill, M.B.E. Dustjacket is price clipped, has chip at top spine edge (maximum depth 3/4" - title unaffected). Very small chip at base of front panel, a few tiny nicks and closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First full non-technical account of fingerprinting and its various uses. History and development of the science, with discussion of particular cases in which fingerprinting has played a significant role. 020401

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses, Burr, Chandler
15 The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses
Burr, Chandler
New York Random House 2003 0375507973 / 9780375507977 First Hardcover 
A story of perfume, obsession, and the last mystery of the senses. "A brilliant, feisty scientist at the center of a nasty, backstabbing, utterly absorbing, cliff-hanging scramble forthe Nobel Prize. The Emperor of Scent is a quirky, wonderful book." John Berendt 024318

Price: 15.00 USD
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Moon Men, Burroughs, Edgar Rice
16 Moon Men
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
New York Canaveral Press 1962 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Mahlon Blaine, Illust. 
Very clean orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 375 pgs. Illustrated. Clean bright dustjacket is unclipped, unchipped, with three short closed edge tears at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Science Fiction. 008427

Price: 50.00 USD
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The World at Bay, Capon, Paul
17 The World at Bay
Capon, Paul
John C. Winston Company 1954 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean bright unclipped original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; a few faint small water spot dots. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with beautifully decorated endpapers (Jacket and endpaper designs by Alex Schomburg). No names, writing or marks. 208 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unfaded, no wear, no chips, no tears, not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Twenty-six science fiction books listed on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025813

Price: 250.00 USD
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The Great Living System:  New Answers From the Sciences to Old Religious Questions, Clark, John Ruskin
18 The Great Living System: New Answers From the Sciences to Old Religious Questions
Clark, John Ruskin
Pacific Grove, California Boxwood Press 1977 0910286507 / 9780910286503 First Paperback Near Fine Signed
Clean softcover book published in 1977 - SIGNED by the author. Newspaper article from the San Diego Union (1-29-1977) laid in, reviewing the book and announcing author's visit to San Francisco. Clean blue paper cover with image of earth on cover, white lettering. No creasing or chipping. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. Signed by author on front free endpaper in blue ink: "John Ruskin Clark". Author bio and photo on rear panel. 290 pages with index. A book supporting a systematic philosophical explanation of religion, which views the universe as a living system of which man is a part. 025493

Price: 60.00 USD
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The Pattern of Expectation: 1644-2001, Clarke, I. F.
19 The Pattern of Expectation: 1644-2001
Clarke, I. F.
New York, New York, U.S.A. Basic Books, Inc. 1979 0-465-05457-9 / 9780465054572 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with green title box, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 344 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A book which explores the expectations for the future of science and technology, through literature and science fiction. 8vo. Science. 015512

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Art and Science of Taking to the Woods, Colby, C. B. & Bradford Angier
20 The Art and Science of Taking to the Woods
Colby, C. B. & Bradford Angier
Harrisburg, PA Stackpole 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Arthur J. Anderson, Illustrator 
Clean beige cloth boards with dark brown cloth spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Arthur J. Anderson. 288 pps. with index. Clean dustjacket has a few short closed edge tears, tiny corner chips, small piece of clear tape at bottom spine jacket edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An encyclopedia of woodslore and outdoor living...shortcuts, basic skills, advanced techniques to being a master of woodcraft. Everything from making shelter, chopping wood and cooking food to avoiding man-made booby traps and warding off dangerous plants, wild animals, dealing with insects, direction-finding. 018982

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