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  • MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION: The Long Journey Home from the Moon. by Aldrin, Buzz with Ken Abraham.
    Aldrin, Buzz with Ken Abraham.
    MAGNIFICENT DESOLATION: The Long Journey Home from the Moon.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harmony, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - Autobiography of the astronaut who was the second person to set foot on the moon. Written 40 years after the flight of the Apollo 11, this is not only a first person account of that moon-landing, but also a very personal account of his life afterwards, including his struggles with depression and alcoholism. SIGNED on the title page by Buzz Aldrin. Illustrated with color photographs. Index. 326 pp. ISBN: 9780307463456.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 53519
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  • Alexander, R. McNeill
    THE CORDATES

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

    Condition: VG (some highlighting and writing)

    Book ID: 10148
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • MAD SCIENCE: Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made Our World. by Alfred, Randy, editor.
    Alfred, Randy, editor.
    MAD SCIENCE: Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made Our World.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2012). SIGNED first edition - 365 days of inventions, discoveries, science, and technology - from the first proof of bacteria (May 26, 1676) to the first tweet (March 21, 2006) - from the editors of Wired Magazine. SIGNED by Randy Alfred on the half title page. 372 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 72451
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  • MAD SCIENCE: Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made Our World. by Alfred, Randy, editor.
    Alfred, Randy, editor.
    MAD SCIENCE: Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made Our World.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2012). First edition - 365 days of inventions, discoveries, science, and technology - from the first proof of bacteria (May 26, 1676) to the first tweet (March 21, 2006) - from the editors of Wired Magazine. 372 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67389
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • [Ampere, Andre-Marie] various authors.
    CELEBRATION A LYON DU CENTENAIRE DE LA MORT D'ANDRE-MARIE AMPERE, 1836-9136, Tome 1.

    Edition: First edition.

    Lyons, France: publie sous la direction de M. C. Chalumeau, Ingenieur en Chef de la Ville, 1936. Hardcover first edition - In addition to the tributes to Ampere from around the world, this includes several papers on the impact of electricity in rural and urban areas, trolleys, elevators, stagecraft and more. Texte en francais (text in French.) Illustrated with several pages of photographs. Volume 1 only. Large format, measuring approx 11 x 8 1/2 inches, 255 pages, plus photographs and table of contents. Bound in red cloth. Very uncommon.

    Condition: Near very good overall - some fading to the red cloth on the spine and upper edge, slight fraying at corners and ends of spine and at 2 places on side of spine. Sturdy binding, contents near fine.

    Book ID: 13724
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  • THE STAR WARS DEBATE: The Reference Shelf, Volume 58, Number 1. by Anzovin, Steven, editor.
    Anzovin, Steven, editor.
    THE STAR WARS DEBATE: The Reference Shelf, Volume 58, Number 1.

    Edition: Trade paperback original.

    New York: The H. W. Wilson Company 1986. First edition - A title in the Reference Shelf - a series which compiles essays, addresses and excerpts from books on current issues and social trends in the United States and other countries. This includes sections on what the debate is about and can it be done, and should it be done. Among the contributors are Ronald Reagan, Robert Jastrow, Fred Ickle and more. Bibliography. 223 pp. ISBN: 0-824207254.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue wrappers with white lettering.

    Book ID: 78384
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Asimov, Isaac
    A CHOICE OF CATASTROPHES: The Disasters That Treaten Our World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Simon & Schuster 1979 dj. Hardcover first edition - A non-fiction work in which Asimov discusses 5 classes of disasters that could threaten our world, from the collapse of the universe or the sun, the drift of the crust or the change in the weather, to man-made disasters or the destruction of civilization as we know it. Index. 377pp. ISBN: 0-671-227017.

    Condition: Near Fine in a near fine dust jacket (lower corners slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 2916
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    PLEASE EXPLAIN.

    Edition: Paperback.

    New York: Dell, (1976..). 100 questions about science - from 'what is the scientific method?' to 'what is a quark?' to 'what is the purpose of aging?' simply and clearly answered by Asimov. Index. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-440-06804.

    Condition: Good only.

    Book ID: 31795
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    IS THERE LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS? (Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe).

    Edition: First thus- a large trade paperback.

    New York: Dell, 1990. One of a series written for children and illustrated in full-color. Index. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-440-403480.

    Condition: Very near fine (small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

    Book ID: 25360
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    COMETS AND METEORS (Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe).

    Edition: First thus- a large trade paperback.

    New York: Dell, 1990. One of a series written for children and illustrated in full-color. Index. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-440-404509.

    Condition: Very near fine (small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

    Book ID: 25362
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    SCIENCE FICTION SCIENCE FACT (Isaac Asimov's Library of the Universe).

    Edition: First thus- a large trade paperback.

    New York: Dell, 1990. dj. One of a series written for children and illustrated in full-color. Index. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-440-403529.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (small peeled spot from sticker removal.)

    Book ID: 25365
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • THE COLLAPSING UNIVERSE. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    THE COLLAPSING UNIVERSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - All about white dwarfs, neutron stars, black holes and more. 204 pages. ISBN: 0-8027-04867.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (chip at base of spine of dj, short closed tears.)

    Book ID: 53508
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  • EXTRATERRESTRIAL CIVILIZATIONS/ by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    EXTRATERRESTRIAL CIVILIZATIONS/

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, (1979). Hardcover first edition - An analysis of the universe, life, and intelligence; based on the most recent scientific findings available at the time. Index. 282 pp. ISBN: 0517530759 -.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 68739
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  • THE CHEMICALS OF LIFE: Enzymes, Vitamins, Hormones. by Asimov, Isaac
    Asimov, Isaac
    THE CHEMICALS OF LIFE: Enzymes, Vitamins, Hormones.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Abelard-Schuman, (1961, c 1954) dj. Hardcover - An explanation of the workings of enzymes in the human body. In addition to being a prolific science fiction writer, Asimov is a professor of biochemistry, with a knack for making complex scientific ideas understandable. ndex. 159 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library in sturdy library binding with usual markings - overall very good in a very good dust jacket (spine label, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 67469
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Baxter, John and Thomas Atkins; Introduction by Isaac Asimov.
    THE FIRE CAME BY: The Riddle of the Great Siberian Explosion.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of an investigation into the most powerful unexplained explosion mankind has known. In the morning of June 30, 1908, a "cylindrical object blazed across central Siberia and the desolate Central Plateau shuddered under the impact of a cataclysmic explosion. The initial shock was followed by primary and secondary shock waves, a hideous firestorm and a black rain that contaminated hundreds of miles." Introduction by Isaac Asimov. Photographs. Bibliography. 165 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-38511396X.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 78878
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Bernstein, Jeremy.
    SCIENCE OBSERVED: Essays Out of My Mind.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books, 1982. dj. Hardcover first edition - Enjoyable and informative essays on Einstein, physics, time, relativity, artificial intelligence, Robert Oppenheimer, Erwin Schrodinger, Stanley Kubrick, nuclear research and more by a writer who is himself a scientist and physics professor. Included is a section on Marvin Minsky and early computer 'hackers' (back when the term had a different meaning.) Index. 376 pp. ISBN: 0-465-073409.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 24712
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  • Biggle, Lloyd, Jr.
    ALL THE COLORS OF DARKNESS.

    Edition: Book club edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1963. dj. Hardcover - First book with private investigator Jan Darzek, set in New York City in what was the near future (1986) when the book was written.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and significant reading wear, but in a very good dj.

    Book ID: 22678
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Bloomfield, Lincoln P, editor.
    OUTER SPACE: Prospects for Man and Society.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1962.

    Condition: Very good-. (edge wear, crease along edge front cover)

    Book ID: 14506
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • THE STORY OF LIGHT. by Bova, Ben.
    Bova, Ben.
    THE STORY OF LIGHT.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, nd [2001.]. SIGNED first edition - Nonfiction work by this award winning science fiction writer and scientist. "From the creation of life to the exploration of the heavens, Ben Bova unveils the beauty and science of light as he masterfully explains how it affects us every day of our lives." SIGNED on the title page. Glossary, bibliography. 430 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy black and white wrappers.

    Book ID: 43655
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  • THE STRANGE CASE OF MRS. HUDSON'S CAT: And Other Science Mysteries Solved By Sherlock Holmes. by Bruce, Colin.
    Bruce, Colin.
    THE STRANGE CASE OF MRS. HUDSON'S CAT: And Other Science Mysteries Solved By Sherlock Holmes.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Addison-Wesley /Helix Books, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author, a physicist in England, uses Sherlock Holmes and other characters from those stories to explain to nonscientists the world of modern physics. Ben Bova commented "What a great idea!... Starting with simple problems of motion and energy, Bruce takes his readers into very modern questions of quantum mechanics and relativity... Great fun and fine teaching." Illustrated. Index. x, 254 pp. ISBN: 0-201461390.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78287
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  • DESTINATION MARS: In Art, Myth, and Science. by Caidin, Martin and Jay Barbree with Susan Wright.
    Caidin, Martin and Jay Barbree with Susan Wright.
    DESTINATION MARS: In Art, Myth, and Science.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin Studio, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful book, illustrated throughout with full color photographs, which looks at the history of Mars and how we have perceived this planet over the years. "Over the centuries the planet Mars lodged itself in the human imagination as a locus of hope, fascination, and fear. H.G. Wells's novel 'War of the Worlds' played on those fears and ushered in the golden age of science fiction. . . Mars became the preeminent destination of science fiction writers and movie makers, with the planet figuring in many masterpieces of the genre, including "Strange in a strange land" and "The Martian chronicles", and the works of Philip K. Dick." This looks…

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    New York: Penguin Studio, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - A beautiful book, illustrated throughout with full color photographs, which looks at the history of Mars and how we have perceived this planet over the years. "Over the centuries the planet Mars lodged itself in the human imagination as a locus of hope, fascination, and fear. H.G. Wells's novel 'War of the Worlds' played on those fears and ushered in the golden age of science fiction. . . Mars became the preeminent destination of science fiction writers and movie makers, with the planet figuring in many masterpieces of the genre, including "Strange in a strange land" and "The Martian chronicles", and the works of Philip K. Dick." This looks at mythology, religion, astrology, folklore, early scientific history, science fiction and the modern era of scientific discovery and space travel, including NASA's Mariner and Viking missions of the 1960s and 1970s. Large square format. Index. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-670860204.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a near fine dustjacket (remainder mark, crease to bottom edge of dj)

    Book ID: 69186
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • A HISTORY OF ELECTRICITY . by Canby, Edward Tatnall.
    Canby, Edward Tatnall.
    A HISTORY OF ELECTRICITY .

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Hawthorn Books, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - Volume 6 in The New Illustrated Library of Science and Invention. Illustrated with photographs and drawings in both black and white and full color, including some double page spreads. 105 pp plus a 5 pp chronology from 600 BC to 1961. Tall format.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some wear to the upper edge of the boards and the dj)

    Book ID: 78850
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • 1984: SPRING: A Choice of Futures. by Clarke, Arthur C.
    Clarke, Arthur C.
    1984: SPRING: A Choice of Futures.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Del Rey, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of ClarkeÕs articles, essays, and speeches, on war and peace, the frontiers of space, the need for communication, his life in Sri Lanka and more. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-345-313577.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark)

    Book ID: 54011
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  • 1984: SPRING: A Choice of Futures. by Clarke, Arthur C.
    Clarke, Arthur C.
    1984: SPRING: A Choice of Futures.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Del Rey, (1984.) dj. Hardcover - A collection of ClarkeÕs articles, essays, and speeches, on war and peace, the frontiers of space, the need for communication, his life in Sri Lanka and more. 259 pp. ISBN: 0-345-313577.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (closed tear at top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 54012
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  • APOLLO ON THE MOON. by Cooper, Henry S.F., Jr.
    Cooper, Henry S.F., Jr.
    APOLLO ON THE MOON.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Dial Press, 1969. dj. Hardcover - This book, written before the first space walk, can either be read as a program of the actual events or as a summary of what the National Aeronautics and Space Administration wanted to do on the moon. Based on the author's visits to US space centers and interviews with scientists and astronauts. 144 pp. Wraparound photographic dust jacket.

    Condition: Very good+ in like dust jacket. (book & dj- slight edge wear)

    Book ID: 79401
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  • Davis, Joel.
    JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF OUR GALAXY: A Voyage in Space and Time.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Contemporary Books. 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Explores our galaxy from three perspectives: how three generations of science fiction writers, including Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven and Gregory Benford, have envisioned it; the concepts of philosophers from ancient times to the 20th century; and from a scientific perspective. Bibliography, index. Photographs in both color and black and white. 335 pp. ISBN: 0-8092-42427.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 25820
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Davis, Kenneth C.
    DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE UNIVERSE: Everything You Need to Know About the Cosmos but Never Learned.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A lively, readable guide to the discoveries, theories, and real people that have shaped space exoloration, from the beginning of civilization to the present - written mostly in a question and answer format, this book is both educational and entertaining. Scattered throughout the book are several time lines and chronological lists, glossaries and definitions. Illustrated with cartoons, includes references and resources (both books and websites), index. 344 pp. SIGNED by the author on the title page, with 2001 and a question mark. ISBN: 0-060194596.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 32616
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  • VITAL DUST: Life as a Cosmic Imperative. by De Duve, Christian (1917-2013)
    De Duve, Christian (1917-2013)
    VITAL DUST: Life as a Cosmic Imperative.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the emergence of life on earth, and of four billion years of history, by this biochemist and Nobel Laureate. Richard Lerner of the Scripps Institute describes this as "told with authority and wit by one of the greatest scientists of our time." Christian de Duve shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974 with Albert Claude and George Palade "for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted book collector Larry Owens. Notes, glossary, additional reading, index. xix, 362 pp. ISBN: 0-465090443.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 68099
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  • PLANETS FOR MAN: Based on the RAND Corporation Research Study, Habitable Planets for Man, by Stephen H. Dole by Dole, Stephen H. and Isaac Asimov,
    Dole, Stephen H. and Isaac Asimov,
    PLANETS FOR MAN: Based on the RAND Corporation Research Study, Habitable Planets for Man, by Stephen H. Dole

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1964.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at whether or not man can survive on other planets. Fold-out chart, Glossary, bibliography, index. 242 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good+dust jacket (a few corners dog-eared, prev owner's name stamp)

    Book ID: 57433
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  • RINGS AROUND TOMORROW. by Downs, Hugh; introduction by Isaac Asimov.
    Downs, Hugh; introduction by Isaac Asimov.
    RINGS AROUND TOMORROW.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1970. dj. Hardcover first edition - "Informal speculations - startling, amusing, provocative - about man's present and future role on earth." Introduction by Isaac Asimov. 187 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some light edgewear to dj)

    Book ID: 76882
    Keywords: Science and Space
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