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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.
    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.
    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.
    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
    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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  • HOW DID WE FIND OUT ABOUT THE UNIVERSE? by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    HOW DID WE FIND OUT ABOUT THE UNIVERSE?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The 26th title in the How Did We Find Out Series. Illustrated with drawings by David Wool. Index. 64 pp. ISBN: 0-802764770.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, in a very good unmarked dj (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 83677
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  • SATURN AND BEYOND. by Asimov, Isaac.
    Asimov, Isaac.
    SATURN AND BEYOND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lothrup, Lee & Shepherd/ William Morrow & Co (1979). Hardcover first edition - A detailed discussion of the four outermost planets in our solar system by this prolific science and science fiction writer. Diagrams by Giulio Maestro. Glossary, index. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-688518761.

    Condition: Ex-library, in sturdy library binding, in a good dustjacket with spine label, some tape reinforcement to interior.

    Book ID: 88213
    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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  • SATELLITE! by Bergaust, Erik and William Beller.
    Bergaust, Erik and William Beller.
    SATELLITE!

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, NY: Hanover House, (1956). Hardcover first edition - A book about the beginnings of space exploration. Foreword by Hermann Oberth. References, index. 287 p

    Condition: Good condition in black cloth (previous owner's name on front endpaper.), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85811
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY. by Bernal, J. D. (John Desmond)
    Bernal, J. D. (John Desmond)
    SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, (1953) dj. Hardcover first edition - In addition to the long title essay, this includes a second essay on "Molecular Asymmetry" discovered by Louis Pasteur in 1848. Index. xi, 230 pp plus a fold-out chart showing the results of Pasteur's discovery.

    Condition: Very near fine in blue cloth with red lettering on spine in a near fine light blue dust jacket (some sunning to spine of dj) .

    Book ID: 88007
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  • SCIENCE OBSERVED: Essays Out of My Mind. by Bernstein, Jeremy.
    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: 88699
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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 HIGH ROAD. by Bova, Ben.
    Bova, Ben.
    THE HIGH ROAD.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which starts with the premise that the standard of living throughout the world needs to be raised and presents the idea that the solution to our interrelated problems of energy, environmental erosion, and the threat of nuclear war can be solved by taking the high road -that is, looking up and creating a system of satellites in a Low Earth Orbit, which would enable us to tap into more minerals than we could use and unlimited solar energy. Preface by Apollo 17 astronaut Harrison M. Schmitt. Index. x, 289 pp. ISBN: 0-395312884.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 84668
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  • THE STORY OF LIGHT. by Bova, Ben (1932 - 2020)
    Bova, Ben (1932 - 2020)
    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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  • SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION: A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science. by Braithwaite, Richard Bevan.
    Braithwaite, Richard Bevan.
    SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION: A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science.

    Edition: 3rd US printing.

    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1957) dj. Hardcover - Based on the 1946 Tarner Lectures. Concludes with a brief discussion of the question "is science invention or discovery? Index. xii, 376 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (prev owner's name, few penciled notations in final chapters, sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 86510
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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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  • 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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  • SOME EARLY TOOLS OF AMERICAN SCIENCE: An Account of the Early Scientific Instruments and Mineralogical and Biological Collections in Harvard University. by Cohen, I. Bernard.
    Cohen, I. Bernard.
    SOME EARLY TOOLS OF AMERICAN SCIENCE: An Account of the Early Scientific Instruments and Mineralogical and Biological Collections in Harvard University.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - Discusses scientific instruments at Harvard before and after the Fire of 1764, the beginnings of chemistry at Harvard and more. Foreword by Samuel Eliot Morison. Illustrated with photographs and drawings, several appendices, references and notes, index. xxi, 201 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (light toning to the pages, a bit of rubbing to the dj)

    Book ID: 85529
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • FRANKLIN AND NEWTON: An Inquiry Into Speculative Newtonian Experimental Science and Franklin's Work in Electricity As an Example Thereof. by Cohen, I. Bernard.
    Cohen, I. Bernard.
    FRANKLIN AND NEWTON: An Inquiry Into Speculative Newtonian Experimental Science and Franklin's Work in Electricity As an Example Thereof.

    Edition: First edition.

    Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1956. dj. Hardcover first edition - A pioneering study of Newton's influence on experimental physics during the 18th century and on Franklin's importance as an electrical theorizer. Includes an appendix on Newton's use of the word "hypothesis." Illustrated with facsimiles of original documents and drawings; photographs. Sources and references at the end of each section. Memoirs of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 43. Bibliography, index. xxvi, 657 pp.

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

    Book ID: 85515
    Keywords: Science and Space
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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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  • HISTORY OF SCIENCE, VOLUME I. 1962: An Annual Review of Literature, Research and Teaching. by Crombie, A. C. And M. A. Hoskin, editors.
    Crombie, A. C. And M. A. Hoskin, editors.
    HISTORY OF SCIENCE, VOLUME I. 1962: An Annual Review of Literature, Research and Teaching.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, UK: W. Heffer and Sons, Ltd., (1962). Hardcover first edition - Among the many topics are 19th century physical sciences, Newtonian Research; the history of medicine 1960-61, Kepler the Mathematician, Science and Poetry; "Popularising Dead Science", two books from schools, essay reviews and book reviews. Contributors include L. P. Williams, D. T. Whiteside, D. S. L. Cardwell, F. N. L. Poynter, A. C. Crombie, G. Buchdahl, J. R. Reavetz, M. J. S. Rudwick, D. Davie, and J. R. Ravetz. 133 pp plus ads.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88002
    Keywords: Science and Space
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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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