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  • ENTERPRISE. by Grey, Jerry. Ph D. Foreword by Isaac Asimov.
    Grey, Jerry. Ph D. Foreword by Isaac Asimov.
    ENTERPRISE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, 1979. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of "the use of the shuttle in our future space programs - the dreams, the battles, and the personalities involved." Enterprise was the name given to the first US space shuttle.. Foreword by Isaac Asimov. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout. Chronology, acronyms, index. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-688034624.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66899
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  • Grey, Vivian
    THE INVISIBLE GIANTS: Atoms, Nuclei and Radioisotopes

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1969. Hardcover first edition - Book written for older children projecting a future world and the uses of nuclear energy in it. Illustrated with photographs. 154 pp including an index and glossary.

    Condition: NF/VG (pc.)

    Book ID: 7670
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • DAWN OF A MILLENNIUM: Beyond Evolution and Culture. by Harth, Erich.
    Harth, Erich.
    DAWN OF A MILLENNIUM: Beyond Evolution and Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1990) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's second book - a look at how humans' development has been outpaced by the complex technological society they have created - "Humans, with Stone Age bodies and Stone Age brains, face tasks for which we are genetically unprepared." INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens, and dated in 1995 at Syracuse NY. Notes, index. 190 pp. ISBN: 0-316348511.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69084
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • THE CREATIVE LOOP: How the Brain Makes a Mind. by Harth, Erich.
    Harth, Erich.
    THE CREATIVE LOOP: How the Brain Makes a Mind.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Addison-Wesley, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third book - a fresh look at the mind-body problem. Although rooted in the sciences of biology and physics, this is a book which celebrates the messy intuitive nature of human consciousness. unprepared." INSCRIBED on the half title page to the late noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens, and dated in 1995 at Syracuse NY. Illustrated. Notes, bibliography, index.xxv, 196 pp. ISBN: 0-201-570793.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69113
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  • THE SCIENCE OF EVERYDAY LIFE. by Ingram, Jay.
    Ingram, Jay.
    THE SCIENCE OF EVERYDAY LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1989) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of often humorous essays that reveal the answers to such questions as "will you stay drier by running instead of walking through the rain" and "why in yawning contagious." Serious science presented in a lively and engaging way. Suggestions for further reading. 210 pp. ISBN: 0-670-828327.

    Condition: Very near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder line, crease to front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 70027
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • THE BARMAID'S BRAIN and Other Strange Tales from Science. by Ingram, Jay.
    Ingram, Jay.
    THE BARMAID'S BRAIN and Other Strange Tales from Science.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: W. H. Freeman, (2000). First edition - A collection of 21 essays written with a light touch, but based on serious science" - from "why we laugh, to why moths fly to the light, to how slinging drinks affects both memory and perception in a barmaid's brain .. . investigations from the very edges of science that . . explores how science adds to a re-examination of history with startling new theories about the Salem witches and a psychiatric profile of Joan of Arc." Illustrated with some small drawings. Bibliography. 271 pp.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in printed yellow wrappers.

    Book ID: 67481
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  • Jastrow, Robert.
    RED GIANTS AND WHITE DWARFS.

    Edition: Trade paperback. Described as new updated edition.

    New York: Warner, 1979. Includes black-and-white and color photographs and illustrations.

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

    Book ID: 14500
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • LIFE SIGNS: The Biology of Star Trek. by Jenkins, Susan, M.D., And Robert Jenkins, M.D. Ph.D.
    Jenkins, Susan, M.D., And Robert Jenkins, M.D. Ph.D.
    LIFE SIGNS: The Biology of Star Trek.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A research geneticist and a psychiatrist investigate the questions Star Trek raises about 'new life and new civilizations'. Examines the bio-technology aspects of Star Trek in detail and relate these to contempory discoveries including human cloning, implants and prosthetics and more. Selected readings, glossary. xiii, 189 pp. ISBN: 0-060191546.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (light toning to the pages, small tear on spine of dj)

    Book ID: 71458
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Lemonick, Michael D.
    THE LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE: Leading Cosmologists on the Brink of a Scientific Revolution.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - Photographs, index. 325 pages. ISBN: 0-679-413049.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (spine slant.)

    Book ID: 18804
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • COMPLEXITY: Life at the Edge of Chaos. by Lewin, Roger S.
    Lewin, Roger S.
    COMPLEXITY: Life at the Edge of Chaos.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - An authoritative but engaging introduction to this field. "Complexity has its roots in the work of many scientists from several disciplines and has only very recently, with the establishment of an institute in Santa Fe dedicated to its study, begun to come into focus as an analytical theory. Lewin's book is written as a kind of scientific travelog; he goes from the San Juan Basin of New Mexico to rural southwest England to the rain forests of Costa Rica in order to interview some of the key figures of complexity." (Library Journal) Photographs, selected bibliography, index. x, 208 pp. ISBN: 0-025704850.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82197
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • SPACE STATIONS: Adventure in Space. by Ley, Willy (1906-1969); illustrated by John Polgreen.
    Ley, Willy (1906-1969); illustrated by John Polgreen.
    SPACE STATIONS: Adventure in Space.

    Edition: First edition.

    Poughkeepsie, N.Y: Guild Press/ Simon & Schuster, (1958). Hardcover first edition - The 3rd book in Ley's Adventure in Space series, illustrated mostly in full color by John Polgreen. Ley, a German-American science writer, was one of the pioneers of rocketry - at just 20 years old, he started his career as a member of Germany's Spaceflight Society and in 1935, he came to the United States, escaping Hitler. This book starts with a brief introduction - "The series is the story of the rocket age, of how Man will escape from the air ocean surrounding the earth and conquer the open space beyond it. This age is going to come much sooner that most people realize, and the…

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    Poughkeepsie, N.Y: Guild Press/ Simon & Schuster, (1958). Hardcover first edition - The 3rd book in Ley's Adventure in Space series, illustrated mostly in full color by John Polgreen. Ley, a German-American science writer, was one of the pioneers of rocketry - at just 20 years old, he started his career as a member of Germany's Spaceflight Society and in 1935, he came to the United States, escaping Hitler. This book starts with a brief introduction - "The series is the story of the rocket age, of how Man will escape from the air ocean surrounding the earth and conquer the open space beyond it. This age is going to come much sooner that most people realize, and the establishment of the manned space station discussed in this book will be the largest single step in the conquest of space.We hope that this series will be the key that opens the door to the rocket age for you." Large format, 45 pages. bound in glossy illustrated boards. Although written for children, this a book which will appeal to adults also.

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    Condition: Good overall (the stapled text block is beginning to separate at the rear board, some rubbing and wear to the edges of the boards and sides of the spine, but an uncommon title in a relatively fragile binding)

    Book ID: 82439
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  • MARS 1999: Exclusive Preview of the U.S.-Soviet Manned Mission. by O'Leary, Brian.
    O'Leary, Brian.
    MARS 1999: Exclusive Preview of the U.S.-Soviet Manned Mission.

    Edition: First printing.

    Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, (1977) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - O'Leary, a former NASA astronaut, describes his vision of a combined Soviet and US mission. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper "To-- Science fiction and reality bump. Happy future" with a cartoon of a shark-faced rocket. Illustrated with photographs, drawing and charts. Open letter to President Reagan, glossary, index. 160 pp. ISBN: 0-8117-09825.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 72339
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  • THE CONQUEST OF SPACE. by Peltekof, Stephan (1929-1996)
    Peltekof, Stephan (1929-1996)
    THE CONQUEST OF SPACE.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    San Jose, CA: Burbank Press, (1967). First edition - The only book by this Bulgarian-born American engineer who worked in the aerospace industry and was involved in establishing the space launch and landing site at Vanderberg Air Force Base. Charts and photographs. 114 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only in illustrated wrappers (a few marginal notations, some wear to the covers) .

    Book ID: 78307
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Fassero, James S.; Drawings by Dr Russell W. Porter (1871-1949) by PHOTOGRAPHIC GIANTS OF PALOMAR.
    PHOTOGRAPHIC GIANTS OF PALOMAR.
    Fassero, James S.; Drawings by Dr Russell W. Porter (1871-1949)

    Edition: Revised and Enlarged Edition. Seventh printing, a large trade paperback,

    Los Angeles: Westernlore Press, (1952). The recto of every two page spread is a full page drawing by Porter or an astronomical photograph with explanatory text on the facing page. Included are cut-away drawings of the 200" Palomar and 48" Schmidt telescopes - among them the North Polar-Axis Bearing, Right Ascension Drive and Computer, West Declination Trunnion, The 200-Inch Mirror, The Cassegrain - Coude Diagonal Mirror and more. Large format. 72 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 82195
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  • Reid, Joseph L.
    NORTHWEST PACIFIC OCEAN WATERS IN WINTER

    Edition: First printing.

    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1973. Hardcover first edition - Large format, bound in blue cloth with silver stamping. 96 pages, including references. Illustrated with many maps, charts and graphs.

    Condition: Some staining inside front cover, and bubbling of cloth on front cover from water damage. Contents clean and unaffected, binding sturdy and tight.

    Book ID: 7713
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Riche, Alfred
    LECONS DE CHIMIE, Tome Second

    Edition: First edition.

    Paris: Librarie de Firmin Diderot Freres, Fils et Cie. 1865. Hardcover first edition - Volume 2. Illustrated with many drawings. 641 pages, including index. Errata page bound in at rear of book. Text in French. Bound in stiff marbled boards with leather spine, and marbled endpapers.

    Condition: Wear to edges of boards, rubbing to ends of spine (no tears.) Some light foxing, but overall, very good condition.

    Book ID: 9921
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Rostand, Jean
    HUMAN HEREDITY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Philosophical Library, 1961. dj. Hardcover first edition - A compact volume on this subject, translated and with an introduction by Wade Baskin.

    Condition: VG/VG (corners slightly bumped, some rubbing to dj.)

    Book ID: 11187
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Shapely, Harlow; Rapport, Samuel; Wright, Helen, editors.
    THE NEW TREASURY OF SCIENCE.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1965. dj. Here is a panoramic view of the modern man's universe, drawn from almost a hundred sources, containing information on current developments in rocketry and space exploration, nuclear physics, radio astronomy, evolution, and human heredity. Includes selections from writers ranging from Charles Darwin to Alexander Fleming, Eve Curie, Benjamin Franklin, George Sarton, Albert Einstein, Arthur C. Clarke, Francis P. Shepard and many more.

    Condition: Water stain on back cover of book and dj - otherwise very good condition in a pc dj.

    Book ID: 14512
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • [Smithsonian Institution] F.M. Carpenter, Johannes Bronstad, John C. Ewers, Raymond E. Crist and others, contributors.
    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION 1953: Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1953.

    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1954. Hardcover first edition - Publication 4149. In addition to the usual financial reports, and reports on operations, this includes articles on radioisotopes, musical instruments, genetics and an early discussion of factory robotics - the push-button factory by Frank K. Shallenberger, and also the geological history and evolution of insects by F.M. Carpenter, Norsemen in North America before Columbus by Johannes Bronstad, to Colonial Williamsburg; and Charles Bird King, painter of Indian visitors to the nation's capital by John C. Ewers, The mountain village of Dahr Lebanon by Raymond E. Crist, an article on dating the Dead Sea scrolls, on climate and race and more. Illustrated. 481 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in dark green cloth with gilt lettering and decorations (prev owner's name inside front cover.)

    Book ID: 32753
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  • WILL THE HUMAN RACE SURVIVE? by Still, Henry.
    Still, Henry.
    WILL THE HUMAN RACE SURVIVE?

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hawthorne Books, Inc., (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the three major challenges facing man - water, energy and space. While this book is basically optimistic regarding the future, relatively little has been accomplished in those three areas in the more than 50 years since this was written. Glossary, bibliography, index. 272 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some short edge tears, bit of rubbing to dj on spine and at folds)

    Book ID: 69184
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • EARTH IN UPHEAVAL. by Velikovsky, Immanuel.
    Velikovsky, Immanuel.
    EARTH IN UPHEAVAL.

    Edition: Early printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (c 1955.) dj. Hardcover - Using evidence from the natural sciences this book reveals global catastrophes in prehistorical times that altered the climate and geography of the earth, and even caused entire species to be wiped out. As noted by the publisher "in disciplines as diverse as geology, anthropology, archaeology, paleontology, astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, classical studies, Egyptology, theology, psychology and also in theory of science. . . the first publication of his books provoked controversies unprecedented in the history of science since Galileo. At the same time recent findings mainly in earth and planetary sciences have confirmed his results and conclusions in a really impressive manner." Index. xi, 314 pp. ISBN: 0-671-823442.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket (bookplate mostly under dj flap, original price of 8.95 on dj flap)

    Book ID: 79725
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • UNCENTERING THE EARTH: Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres. by Vollmann, William T.
    Vollmann, William T.
    UNCENTERING THE EARTH: Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (2006) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book by this award-winning writer which "provides a highly personal and philosophical gloss of all six chapters of Copernicus's De revolutionibus (1543). [He discusses] the contemporary mindset, the limits of observation at the time and the scientist's quiet, provincial career. What seems most remarkable about Copernicus's book after reading Vollmann's version is how firmly his work is based on Ptolemy's. It's also striking how close he came to modern astronomical values." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated with many diagrams. Includes chronology, sources, bibliography. 294 pp. ISBN: 0-393059693.

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

    Book ID: 80907
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • OUT THERE: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious) by Wall, Michael, PhD.
    Wall, Michael, PhD.
    OUT THERE: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious)

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2019). SIGNED first edition - An exploration of what might be "out there" arranged in a simple question-and-answer format, with answers in "an informal but informative style, which mixes in a healthy dose of humor and pop culture to make big ideas easier to swallow. Dr. Wall covers questions far beyond alien life, venturing into astronomy, physics, and the practical realities of what long-term life might be like for we mere humans in outer space, such as the idea of lunar colonies, and even economic implications." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Bibliography. viii, 237 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy black wrappers.

    Book ID: 81469
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Ward, Henshaw.
    EVOLUTION FOR JOHN DOE.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1925. Illustrated with photographs, foreword by Lorande Loss Woodruff. Bibliography, index, 354 pages. Bound in green cloth with gold lettering.

    Condition: Good condition - tight and straight, but rubbing to the letterining on the spine, some shelfwear to the bottom edges of the boards, wear to the cloth at the upper end of the spine, usual toning to the pages.

    Book ID: 15096
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • OUR SOLAR SYSTEM AND THE STELLAR UNIVERSE: Ten Popular Lectures. by Whyte, Rev. Charles (1866-1949)
    Whyte, Rev. Charles (1866-1949)
    OUR SOLAR SYSTEM AND THE STELLAR UNIVERSE: Ten Popular Lectures.

    Edition: First edition.

    London & Philadelphia: Charles Griffin / Lippincott, 1923. Hardcover first edition - The first book by this Scottish minister and astronomer, who was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1918 for his contributions to astronomy. Frontispiece plus 18 plates and 8 diagrams. Index. 234 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in embossed blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine - some wear to the covers, corners and rear board bumped.

    Book ID: 76637
    Keywords: Science and Space
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  • Wilford, John Noble
    MARS BECKONS: The Mysteries, the Challenges, the Expectations, of Our Next Great Adventure in Space

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990. dj. Hardcover first edition - An exploration of man's fascination with the planet Mars, from the days of the Babylonians, 3000 years ago, to a discussion of what the future might hold, Includes a special insert of color photographs taken by the United State's unmanned probes which landed on Mars. Other black and white photographs, drawings, graphs, bibliography, index. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-394583590.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34783
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  • HELLO EARTH: Greetings from Endeavour. by Worden, Alfred M.
    Worden, Alfred M.
    HELLO EARTH: Greetings from Endeavour.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles, Nash Publishing, (1974.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Worden was the pilot of the Endeavour, the command module for the Apollo 15 space mission in 1971. During the nearly 67 hours his fellow astronauts Scott and Irwin were on the moon, Worden was in complete solitude, floating in space. . . That experience changed his life. "INSCRIBED by Worden on the front endpaper "To Esther and Harry, With Best Wishes, Al Worden, Apollo 15." [probably Esther and Harry Snyder, founders of the In-N-Out burger chain.] Illustrated throughout with full page black and white photographs. 80 pp. ISBN: 0-8402-13433.

    Condition: Fine in silver boards in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 54786
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