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  • CRITICAL PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: Proceedings of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin, September 1-11, 1957. by Clagett, Marshall, editor.
    Clagett, Marshall, editor.
    CRITICAL PROBLEMS IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: Proceedings of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin, September 1-11, 1957.

    Edition: First printing.

    Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1959. dj. Hardcover first edition - Prints sixteen papers by leading historians of science as well as commentaries on these papers, including "The scholar and the craftsman in the scientific revolution" by Rupert Hall; "The role of art in the scientific renaissance" by Giorgio de Santillana; "The significance of medieval discussion of scientific method for the scientific revolution" by A.C. Crombie; "Contra-Copernicus: a critical re-estimation of the mathematical planetary theory of Ptolemy, Copernicus and Kepler" by Derek J. de S. Price" and more. Edited and with an introduction by Marshall Clagett. Glossary,index. xiv, 555 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (toning to dj)

    Book ID: 85528
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  • THE ROAD TO JARAMILLO: Critical Years of the Revolution in Earth Science. by Glen, William.
    Glen, William.
    THE ROAD TO JARAMILLO: Critical Years of the Revolution in Earth Science.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of how "an international cast of scientists produced the discoveries that brought about the plate-tectonics revolution. Working mainly in the decade 1957-1966, on the separate and seemingly unrelated problems of young-rock dating, geomagnetic polarity reversals and seafloor spreading, they confirmed a theory that has transformed the earth sciences just as profoundly as the propositions of Copernicus, Darwin and Einstein overturned their worlds and disciplines." Illustrated with 71 black-and-white photographs, 36 line-drawings (diagrams and graphs)." Several appendices, notes, references, index. xvi, 459 pp. ISBN: 0-804711194.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (2 short tears to back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 85526
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  • IN SUSPECT TERRAIN. by McPhee, John.
    McPhee, John.
    IN SUSPECT TERRAIN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1983.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second in McPhee's series of books about the geology of the United States; in this, he travels with a geologist from Brooklyn, New York thru the Appalachian Mountains to Indiana observing the land and theories of plate tectonics & glaciation. Chart endpapers. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-374176507.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket. (very inconspicuous previous owner's name, minor edgewear to dj.)

    Book ID: 75712
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