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The Return, Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
1 The Return
Aldrin, Buzz and John Barnes
New York Tom Doherty Associates 2000 0-312-87424-3 / 9780312874247 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean glossy black boards with image of the earth on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 301 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped - in perfect condition. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 009878

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Exploring the Earth and the Cosmos - The Growth and Future of Human Knowledge, Asimov, Isaac
2 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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Radio Telephony for Amateurs, Ballantine, Stuart
3 Radio Telephony for Amateurs
Ballantine, Stuart
Philadelphia David McKay 1923 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second edition in scarce original dust jacket. Clean ribbed burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear through - very small bump at base of rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with small previous owner name and date neatly stamped on front free endpaper. No other marks. Thoroughly illustrated with drawings and photographs. 296 pages with index. Scarce dust jacket Has a few tiny shallow chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, very minimal soiling, small surface scrape to lower spine; front panel illustrated with photo of man sitting in an old radio room speaking into a hand-held microphone. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024802

Price: 35.00 USD
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Black Hole - How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled on by Hawking Became Loved, Bartusiak, Marcia
4 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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Fear, War and the Bomb - Military and Political Consequences of Atomic Energy, Blackett, P.M.S.
5 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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The Emperor of Scent: A Story of Perfume, Obsession, and the Last Mystery of the Senses, Burr, Chandler
6 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

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The Great Living System:  New Answers From the Sciences to Old Religious Questions, Clark, John Ruskin
7 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

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10:56:20PM 7/20/69 (The Historic Conquest of the Moon as Reported to the American People By CBS News Over the CBS Television Network), Columbia Broadcasting System
8 10:56:20PM 7/20/69 (The Historic Conquest of the Moon as Reported to the American People By CBS News Over the CBS Television Network)
Columbia Broadcasting System
New York Columbia Broadcasting System 1970 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Large book with original dustjacket (size: 10-1/2" x 11"). The embossed dust jacket represents areas of the lunar surface including the Sea of Tranquility where astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon, July 20, 1969. Clean black cloth boards with blind-stamped title on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated in full color with images of live transmissions from the moon, text of CBS coverage of the event. Dust jacket has short closed edge tears, no chips, hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in archival quality removable mylar. 022140

Price: 100.00 USD
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The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man, Darwin, Charles
9 The Origin of Species and The Descent of Man
Darwin, Charles
New York Modern Library 1939 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library Giant No. G27 in original dust jacket. Gray cloth boards with green oval torchbearer logo on cover and spine, green title box with gold lettering on spine. No fraying, several tiny light bumps to board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with green top-stained upper page edges, clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 1000 pages with index. Complete and unabridged. Dust jacket is clean, has light surface rubbing and slight edge wear, a few very short closed edge tears. 362 titles on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026544

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The Next Million Years, Darwin, Charles Galton
10 The Next Million Years
Darwin, Charles Galton
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1952 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated Second Impression in clean original dust jacket. Immaculately clean rust brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. As new condition, no fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 210 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip to front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The distinguished natural scientist and grandson of his famous namesake, has here set himself the task of predicting the future of the human race over the course of the next million years. His conclusions, logical and inescapable as they seem, will probably shock most readers. 026224

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Tales from the Underground - A Natural History of Subterranean Life, David W. Wolfe
11 Tales from the Underground - A Natural History of Subterranean Life
David W. Wolfe
Cambridge, Massachusetts Perseus Publishing 2001 0738201286 / 9780738201283 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Stated First Printing with full number line, SIGNED by the author, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black boards with yellow spine, black lettering on spine. No wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Signed by the author on title page: "D. Wolfe". Illustrated with drawings and photogrpahs. 221 pages with index. Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. There are over one billion organisms in a pinch of soil, and many of them perform functions essential to all life on the planet. Yet we know much more about deep space than about the universe below. In this book, Cornell ecologist David W. Wolfe takes us on a spectacular tour of this unfamiliar subterranean world, introducing us to the bizarre creatures that live there, as well as the devoed scientists who study them. 026684

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A Hundred Years of Biology (The Hundred Years Series), Dawes, Ben
12 A Hundred Years of Biology (The Hundred Years Series)
Dawes, Ben
London Gerald Duckworth & Co. 1952 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name, date and address neatly penned at top corner of front free endpaper. Illustrated with 25 diagrams. 429 pages with index. Clean dust jacket has tiny chip at top rear spine corner, price clipped at bottom corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025554

Price: 40.00 USD
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Man and the Underwater World, De Latil, Pierre and Jean Rivoire
13 Man and the Underwater World
De Latil, Pierre and Jean Rivoire
London Jarrolds 1956 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First British edition, published in 1956. Translated from the French by Edward Fitzgerald, with 108 illustrations. Blue cloth boards with silver illustration at lower right corner of cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 400 pages with index. 023438

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Easy Experiments in Electricity and How to Make Them, Dickinson, L. P.
14 Easy Experiments in Electricity and How to Make Them
Dickinson, L. P.
Chicago Frederick J. Drake & Co. 1903 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Decorated American trade binding - gray cloth boards with black and silver decoration, black lettering on cover and silver lettering with small black and silver lettering on spine. Very light soiling to rear board. No fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with beautifully penned previous owner signature on front free endpaper. Illustrated with drawings. 204 pages + index and publisher's advertising. 026231

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Road to Reason, du Nouy, Lecomte
15 The Road to Reason
du Nouy, Lecomte
New York Longmans, Green and Co. 1949 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small neatly penned previous owner name and place in upper corner of front free endpaper. No other marks. Frontispiece photo portrait of Lecomte du Nouy. Translated and Edited by Mary Lecomte du Nouy. 254 pages with index. Clean jacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), no fading, slight edge wear and a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025499

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Amateur Naturalist, Durrell, Gerald
16 The Amateur Naturalist
Durrell, Gerald
New York Knopf 1983 0394533909 / 9780394533902 Fourth printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Fourth printing in unchipped dust jacket and removable mylar cover. Green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very slight fading to edges. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean green endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Thoroughly illustrated with photographs and beautiful drawings. 320 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A practical guide for the amateur naturalist - what to do in 17 various environments -- from your own back yard to beach, meadow, or woods; from feeding an orphan bird to planting a bottle garden, breeding butterflies, and much more... 024400

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The World of Ice, Dyson, James L.
17 The World of Ice
Dyson, James L.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with bright blue decoration on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, not faded, tiny tape residue marking at bottom left corner near spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Beautiful photo-illustrated endpapers are clean - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with awesome photographs. 292 pages with glossary + 13 page index. Dust jacket has edge chips, short closed edge tears, price clip at upper corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. James L. Dyson, the distinguished geologist, not only describes the world of glaciers, ice and icebergs, but tells us where the ice came from, how it formed, and how it is affecting the lives of men and other creatures near it and even in distant places. A vivid adventure in the natural world. 026840

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You Will Go to the Moon, Freeman, Mae and Ira
18 You Will Go to the Moon
Freeman, Mae and Ira
New York Beginner Books, Inc. (Random House) 1959 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Robert Patterson, Illustrator 
Clean book in clean original dust jacket. Color illustrated glossy boards are unfaded, very slight surface wear to corners. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean color-illustrated endpapers. Small neatly penned previous owner inscription on upper corner of title page. Beautiful color illustrations throughout by Robert Patterson. Scientific notes at end of book. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one short closed edge tear, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful children's book on how a moon trip happens, based on scientific concepts but explained in easily understandable terms. 026883

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Boltzmann's Tomb: Travels in Search of Science, Green, Bill
19 Boltzmann's Tomb: Travels in Search of Science
Green, Bill
Bellevue Literary Press 2011 1934137359 / 9781934137352 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (with full number line on copyright page) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Dark blue boards with lime green spine, dark blue lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 208 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author Bill Green takes us on a globe-spanning pilgrimage to important sites of scientific discovery and along the way relates the captivating stories of the scientists who lived and worked there. A marvelous introduction to the great figures of science. 026739

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The New Heavens, Hale, George Ellery
20 The New Heavens
Hale, George Ellery
New York / London Charles Scribner 1922 First Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Published April, 1922). Clean light blue-gray boards with navy blue cloth spine, dark blue lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (very slight foxing to a few pages), with small previous owner name at top corner of front free endpaper, a beautiful custom bookplate on front paste-down. Frontispiece illustration (The Constellation of Orion (Hubble) with tissue guard. Numerous additional illustrations. Preface by the author. 88 pages. 025498

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