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The Most Beautiful Molecule

By: Aldersey-Williams, Hugh

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Aurum Press Ltd.: 1995

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 1015

ISBN: 1854103032

Condition: Fine


8vo. ix. 340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. The inside story of the remarkable discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, carbon-60. Written to delight and inform the layperson and scientist alike. Chapters: Introduction, Prologue-The Dome of Discovery, 1. Making Molecules, 2. September 1985, 3. The Search for the Yellow Vial, 4. On Symmetry and the Sexagesimal, 5. The Fuller View, 6. The Chemical Senses, 7. The Chemist-stylites, 8. September 1990, 9. The Peak Perfection, 10. "My Lords, What Does It Do?", 11. The Molecular Architects, Epilogue: Spot the Ball, Not... View more info

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Francis Bacon. The Temper of a Man.

By: Bowen, Catherine Drinker

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Co., Boston. 1963. First Edition.: 1963

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 376

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 245 pgs. Very Good+ hardcover in Very Good jacket. Maroon cloth, illustrated frontis portrait. Dust jacket has several small closed tears and chips, with protective cover. Illus. with black and white plates. Biography of Sir Francis Bacon in five parts: Prologue, Lord Bacon's Reputation; An Elizabethan Eden 1561-1579; The Struggle to rise 1579-1613; Bacon Ascending 1613-1620; impeachment 1621; A Noble Five Years 1621-1626. #376. View more info

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Scientific Explanation. A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science. Based Upon the Tarner Lectures 1946.

By: Braithwaite, Richard Bevan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and London, Cambridge University Press: 1957

Edition: Second American Printing

Seller ID: 1527

Condition: Very Good


xii. 376 pgs. Very Good condition navy cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean, sound, unmarked with minimal shelwear. Jacket price intact, light edgewear, sunning to paper at spine. Based upon the Tarner lectures given by the author in 1946, its primary purpose is to explain, by way of detailed examples, the logical features common to all the sciences. Contents: Introductory, Scientific deductive systems and their representations, The status of the theoretical terms of a science, Models for scientific theories; their use and misuse, Statistical hypotheses, probability statements an... View more info

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Get a Grip on Genetics (Get a Grip on...Series)

By: Brookes, Martin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Alexandria, VA, U.S.A., Time-Life Education, Incorporated: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1342

ISBN: 073700035X

Condition: Fine


8vo. 192 pgs. Fine softcover, clean and unmarked, in stiff wraps with matching illustrated paper cover. Kraft-paper colored pages with black print, with illustrations and drawings scattered informally alongside each topic. Content is presented clearly and imaginatively, useful and entertaining for novice, student and scientist alike. "From Mendel and the garden peas to the world-embracing Human Genome Project, discover what you need to know about what genes are and what they do. This book moves from the earliest experiments to the discoveries of Watson and Crick to modern efforts to iden... View more info

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The Doctrine of Evolution. Its Basis and Scope.

By: Crampton, Henry Edward

Price: $26.00

Publisher: New York, The Columbia University Press: 1911

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1916

Condition: Very Good


ix.311pgs. Very Good red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, rubbing to cloth ar corners and spine edges, binding sound. Bookplate of previous owner Frederick Fox on front endpaper. From the eight Hewitt Lectures of Columbia University, delivered in February and March of 1907. Contents: I. Evolution. The Living Organism and Its Natural History. II. The Structure and Development of Animals As Evidence of Evolution. III. The Evidence of Fossil Remains. IV. Evolution as a Natural Process. V. The Physical Evolution of the Human Species and of Hum... View more info

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Louis Pasteur. The Man and His Theories.

By: Cuny, Hilaire

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Paul S. Eriksson, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1062

Condition: Very Good+


8vo. vi. 192 pgs. Very Good+ cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Cloth has slight rubbing to corners. Dust jacket exhibits overall light shelf wear, with light rubbing to paper at edges and corners. Otherwise, clean, sound and unmarked. The first sections of the book cover his nature, background and early career, followed by his more advanced contributions, the potentialites of his research and his last years. The remainder of the text is devoted to selected writings, notes, research topics, lectures and reflections, followed by a chronological outline of his life, a glossary, bibliography an... View more info

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The Psychoneuroses and Their Treatment by Psychotherapy.

By: Dejerine, J. And Gauckler, E.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Philadelphia & London, J.B. Lippincott Co.: 1913

Edition: Second English Edition

Seller ID: 2514

Condition: Very Good


xii. 395 pgs. Very Good condition red cloth hardcover. Gilt lettering and decoration to spine. Rubbing to cloth at edges and corners, faint sun-faded shadow on front board. Authorized English translation by Smith Ely Jelliffee. This is an original 1913 printing of the second English edition, not a modern reprint. Binding sound, small top edge tear on pg xii, text clean and unmarked. Owner name (R.L. Williston, Northampton, Mass.) stamped on front and rear endpapers. [R.L. Williston was proprietor and sole manufacturer of Payson's Indelible Ink in the early 20th century]. Chapters: Part I. Ana... View more info

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Einstein and the Generations of Science

By: Feuer, Lewis S.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Basic Books, Inc.: 1974

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 631

ISBN: 0465018718

Condition: Very Good


8vo. ix. 374 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover in Very Good jacket. Brown cloth, blue lettering to spine and matching color to top of text block. Dust jacket has light rubbing to corners of spine, in protective cover. Black and white photographs. Contents include: The Social Roots of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, Social, Generational, and Philosopical Sources of Quantum Theory, Generational Movements and 'Scientific Revolutions', Conflict of Scientific Schools, Index. "In this absorbing intellectual history we come to know Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, de Broglie, and many others not as ... View more info

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The Woody Iridaceae. Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Systematics, Biology & Evolution.

By: Goldblatt, Peter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2552

ISBN: 0881922331

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. vi.139 pgs. Near Fine hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Very faint shelf rubbing to bottom edges, else fine. Illustrated throughout with water colors by Fay Anderson and line drawings by Margo Branch. Concise yet systematic study of these South African perennial irises. Contents include: preface, introduction, history, morphology, characteristics, phylogeny and evolution, geology, ecology and speciation, cultivation, Nivenia (species), Klattia (species), Wistenia (species), excluded species (Proteaceae), glossary, bibliography and index of scientific names. Author was recently awarded the ... View more info

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Devils, Drugs and Doctors. The Story of the Science of Healing from Medicine-Man to Doctor.

By: Haggard, Howard W.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1929

Edition: No Additional or Previous Printings

Seller ID: 2558

Condition: Good to Very Good


xxii.405pgs. Good to Very Good condition black cloth hardcover. Corners rubbed, rear hinge loose but holding well, general wear to covers. Light foxing to enpapers, frontis and title page. Generously illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, woodcuts, portaits. Parts and Chapters: The Conquest of Death at Birth: Childbirth and Civilization, Sairey Gamps and the Midmen, The Compassion of Peter Chamberlen, "A Gentleman with Clean Hands May Carry the Disease"; The Story of Anaesthesia: "In Sorrow Thou Shalt Bring Forth Children"; The Progress of Surgery: Making an Anat... View more info

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Orchid Seed Germination Media. A Compendium of Formulations.

By: Hicks, Aaron J. and Katy Lynn, Editor

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Chandler, AZ, The Orchid Seedbank Project: 2014

Edition: First Edition, Third Printing

Seller ID: 2408

ISBN: 096730492X

Condition: New


211pgs. Fine condition softcover, as new from publisher. First Edition Third Printing. August 2014. An authoritative and comprehensive compendium of over 130 media formulations and recipes used for the propagation of orchid seeds in vitro, this treatise presents not just the hows, but the very readable wherefores and whys of the materials and techniques used. Contents: History; Chemistry: The Elements, Isotopes, Oxidation States, The Chemistry of Ions, Formula Weight; The Metric System; Stock Solutions, Overlays; Glassware: Glass, Pipettes, Volumetric Flasks, Erlenmeyer Flasks, Graduated Cylin... View more info

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Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination. With Chapter on Symbiotic Germination.

By: Hicks, Aaron J. [with a Chapter By Scott Stewart]

Price: $52.00

Publisher: Chandler, AZ, The Orchid Seedbank Project: 2016

Edition: Third Printing of Second Revised Editi

Seller ID: 2270

ISBN: 0967304939

Condition: Near Fine


185pgs. New softcover, Near Fine condition with a shallow bump to front cover at lower right corner, else Fine. Direct from the publisher, this is the February 2014 printing of the updated and expanded second edition which features a new chapter on symbiotic technique by Scott Stewart. With clear instructions for beginners as well as experienced growers, detailed content, fully referenced chapters, illustrated throughout with black and white and color photos, tables, drawings and sketches. Chapters: I.The Orchid Seed: Germination, Orchid Mycorrhiza; II. A Brief History of Orchids From Seed: H... View more info

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The Private Lives of Albert Einstein

By: Highfield, Roger and Carter, Paul

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1993

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 932

ISBN: 0571167446

Condition: Fine


8vo.xii. 355 pgs. Fine grey hardcover in very good+ dust jacket. Jacket has light rubbing at corners, else fine. Biograpy of Albert Einstein presents a startling new portrait of his private life. Includes black and white photograhs, family tree, references and bibliography. ISBN 0571167446. #932. View more info

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The Earth Dwellers. Adventures in the Land of Ants.

By: Hoyt, Erich

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster.: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 582

ISBN: 0684810867

Condition: Fine


8vo. 319 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green boards, tan cloth spine. Frontis illustration and black and white drawings throughout text by Ruth Pollitt. Set in the nature reserve of La Selva in Costa Rica, a study of ant life interspersed with the perspectives of individual ants. Each chapter begins with excerpts and an illustration. Appendices, including a chronology, Glossary, Guide to common and Latin names, Bibliography, Acknowledgements and Index. ISBN 0684810867. # 582N. View more info

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for Educational Institutions and General Readers.

By: Hutchison, Joseph C.

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, Maynard, Merrill, & Co.: 1894

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 2561

Condition: Good to Very Good


vi.327 pgs. Good to very good condition decorated red cloth hardcover., light wear to cloth at edges and corners with fraying to spine ends and bottom left edge of spine bordering front cover. Binding sound. Previous owner name in neat script of front endpaper, a spot of foxing to edge of frontis plate, else clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings, tables and several colored plates. Chapters: The Framework of the Body, The Muscles, The Integument or Skin, The Chemistry of Food, The Use of the Microscope in the Sudy of Physiology. Appendix: Poisons and Their Ant... View more info

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The Elements of Physiology and Hygiene. A Text-book for Educational Institutions.

By: Huxley, Thomas H. And Wm. Jay Youmans MD

Price: $76.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Co.: 1868

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 2399

Condition: Very Good


x. 420 pgs.+ adv. Very Good condition blue hardcover, leather spine with gilt lettering, pebbled texture boards. Binding sound, rubbing to spine at edges and corners, scattered light foxing, text otherwise clean and unmarked, illustrated with detailed black and white drawings throughout. Original printing, not a modern reprint. From an era where the study of medicine and hygiene was intertwined, holistic and interdisciplinary in approach. Chapters: Relations of Physiology to Other Branches of Science, A General View of the Structure and Function of the Human Body, The Vascular System and the C... View more info

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Bergianska Botanister

By: Jonsell, Bengt, Gunnar Broberg, Gunnar Eriksson and Bertil Nordenstam

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Atlantis: 1991

Seller ID: 1470

ISBN: 9174869736

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. 141 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked, faint trace of shelf wear to spine ends of jacket and small closed tear to upper edge. Text is in Swedish. Illustrated throughout with drawings, paintings, portaiture and photos. Sections: Forord, Broderna Bergius och det bergianska arvet (Bengt Jonsell), Olof Swartz (Bertil Nordenstam), Johan Emanuel Wikstrom (Gunnar Broberg), Veit Brecher Wittrock (Bengt Jonsell, Bergianska siftelsen under vart sekel (Bengt Jonsell, Bergianska stitelsen (P.J. Bergius), Personregister, Forfattarpresentationer. ISBN 9174869736. #1470. View more info

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Four Thousand Years of Pharmacy. An Outline History of Pharmacy and the Allied Sciences.

By: Lawall

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company: 1927

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2553

Condition: Good to Very Good


xv.665 pgs. Good to Very Good. Illustrated with 64 black and white plates including frontis of a section of the Eders papyrus, one of the oldest pharmaceutical works known. Red cloth hard cover, gilt lettering to spine and front cover, top edge of text blockmatching red. Corners and edges rubbed and frayed, binding strong and sound. Faint lettering lower spine and owner name on front endpaper, light foxing to frontis, title page and the backs of some of the illustrations. Contents: I. Ancient Pharmacy and its Earliest Side-Line -Medicine. Science in Embryo. II. Pharmacy During the Greek, Alexa... View more info

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Darwin for Beginners

By: Miller, Jonathan and Borin Van Loon

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Writers & Readers: 1982

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1856

ISBN: 0906495954

Condition: Very Good


175pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket has no chips or tears, very slight age-toning to edges. Clever, entertaining, informative and very readable introduction to Darwin's life and theories as well as an overview of the general history and controversy of the development of scientific thought into branches such as evolutionary biology, molecular biology and genetics. Illustrated throughout with the imaginative drawings and cartoons of Borin Van Loon. Includes a postscript and section on further reading. For similar illustrative sty... View more info

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Anne Frank: The Biography. With a Note By Miep Gies.

By: Muller, Melissa; Kimber, Rita (translator); Kimber, Robert (translator)

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Henry Holt & Company, LLC: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2137

ISBN: 0805059962

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. 330 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, clean and unmarked. Jacket has very slight edgewear along top edge. A biography and autobiographical chronicle of the life of Anne Frank. ISBN 0805059962. #2137. View more info