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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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Sacrament

By: Barker, Clive

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 362

ISBN: 006017949X

Condition: Fine


8vo.447 pgs. Fine Hardbound in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked with no discernable defects. A story about a wildlife photographer, Will Rabjohns, who has made his reputation photographing endangered species, and a fateful trip to the Arctic where a mystical encounter with a bear leaves him all but dead. A journey of self-discovery leads him back to AIDS-plagued San Francisco, New York, and the Scottish moors, where he penetrates the ultimate mystery, "The "Domus Mundi" and discovers the secret that links his destiny to that of all the innumerable creatures on the planet. ISBN 0060... View more info

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Plant Viruses and Virus Diseases

By: Bawden, F.C.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Ronald Press Co.: 1964

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 951

Condition: Very Good


8vo. vii. 361 pgs.Very Good condition blue cloth hardbound, no jacket. Clean, tight, unmarked with exception of owner name on front pastedown, light foxing to fore edge and several tiny check marks in table of contents. Sections include: symptomology - changes in appearance, physiological changes and host-plant metabolic changes; methods of transmission; assay methods; composition of virus particles; morphology of viruses;; inactivation; multiplication; movement; genetic variability; classification; control.#951. 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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Tomorrow and Tomorrow. [Pyramid Giant G214]

By: Collins, Hunt (Ed McBain, Evan Hunter]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Pyramid Books: 1956

Seller ID: 1879

Condition: Very Good


190 pgs. Very Good condition vintage paperback. Slight rubbing to paper at spine edges and a shallow partial crease to front cover vertically along woman pictured, else externally pristine, square and tight. Text block edges are red. Internally clean and unmarked, paper uniformly age-toned. First four pages have a small 1/2 inch closed edge tear to right margin. Cover art by Bob Lavin. From the back cover: "The Vikes were in the saddle riding high-peddling forbidden pleasures, substituting drugs for cocktails, following a twisted path which would permit mankind to escape reality. And only ... 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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Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings.

By: Gilbert, Suzie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2442

Condition: Fine


340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, As New condition, clean and unmarked first printing of first dition. Illustrated with finely detailed drawings by Laura Westlake. By the author of Hawk Hill. If you enjoy reading about wildlife rehabilitation and the dedicated rehabbers who make it possible, this well written personable and poignant chronicle will become a favorite. Jacket blurb: "Gilbert chronicles the years of her chaotic household-cum-bird-hospital with delightful wit...Often funny, sometimes painful, Gilbert's encounters with these beautiful creatures reveal profound truths not... 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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Outlines of Entymology

By: Imms, A.D.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co., Ltd.: 1949

Seller ID: 920

Condition: Very Good


8vo.vii.188 pgs. Very Good hardbound in Good jacket. Blue cloth with slight fading along bottom edge and corner of top spine. Scattered light foxing at top of text black. Dust jacket with several chips at spine edges and spine slightly darkened. Rear panel features advertisement for science titles in Everyman's Library. A general textbook of entymology with 96 detailed illustrations. Topics are arranged under the general headings: Anatomy and Physiology, Embryology, Growth and Metamorphosis, Nomenclature and Classification, Relationships of Insects, Appendix of Literature. #120. View more info

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Dark Rivers of the Heart

By: Koontz, Dean

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 151

ISBN: 0679425241

Condition: Near Fine


8vo. 481 pgs. Near Fine hardcover in Near Fine jacket, jacket with tiny rub at upper right corner, shallow corner crease to one page. First trade edition 11/94. Black boards and cloth, clean and unmarked. ISBN 0679425241. #151. View more info

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Flowers and Flowering Plants. An Introduction to the Nature and Work of Flowers and the Classification of Flowering Plants.

By: Pool, Raymond

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co.: 1941

Edition: Second Edition, Sixth Impression.

Seller ID: 1012

Condition: Good to Very Good


8vo. xxiii.428 pgs. Very Good condition cloth hardcover. Light to moderate general rubbing to cloth causing a somewhat faded appearance to an otherwise clean and sturdy copy. A volume in the McGraw-Hill Publications in the Botanical Sciences Series. Black and white line drawings and illustrations include a fold-out chart detailing the outline of classification followed in this book, opposite a key to pertinent symbols and abbreviations appearing in the chart. In addition to chapters on morphology and taxonomy of specfic plant families, there appears sections on the history of botany, profiles... View more info

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Piercing the Darkness.Undercover with Vampires in America Today.

By: Ramsland, Katherine

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, HarperPrism: 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2564

ISBN: 0061050628

Condition: Fine


xi.371 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Pristine condition. Writer and clinical psychologist Katherine Ramsland goes underground to personally investigate the vampire culture as it exists in the world today. Author has also penned biographies of Anne Rice and Dean Koontz, consulted for the television show CSI and co-authored with Anne Rice. Her works include Prism of the Night, The Vampire Companion, The Witche's Compnion, The Roquelaure Reader, The Anne Rice Reader. ISBN 0061050628. Book# 2564. View more info

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The Science of Vampires.

By: Ramsland, Katherine

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Berkeley Boulevard: 2002

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 2565

ISBN: 0425186164

Condition: Fine


xxiii.276 pgs. Fine condition softcover trade paperback. Author and forensic psychologist investigates the myths and realities of vampires and vampirism via interviews with scientists, creative artists and actual modern day blood drinkers. ISBN 0425186164. Book# 2665. Contents: Introduction. What is the Science of Vampires?; 1. Dracula's Shadow; 2. Shapeshifter; 3. Creating a Vampire; 4. Vampire Personality Disorder; 5. Night Stalkers: Forensic Vampirology; 6. Body Count; &. The Celestine Vampire; 8.Demonic Shamans and the Science of Evil; 9. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Vampire Se... View more info