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  • ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1927. by (Abbott, C. G., Acting Secretary.)
    (Abbott, C. G., Acting Secretary.)
    ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution for the Year Ended June 30 1927.

    Edition: First edition.

    Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1928. Hardcover first edition - In addiiton to the annual reports of the various departments and museums that make up the Smithsonian Institution, this includes many articles on scientific discoveries and natural history, with a focus on modern astronomy the evolution of 20th century physics;. Incuded are articles on Isaac Newton by Professor Albert Einstein; the nucleus of the atom; the centenary of Augustin Fresnel; the coming of the new coal age; geologic romance of the Finger Lakes; fossil marine faunas as indicators of climactic conditions; paleontology and human relations; at the North Pole by Lincoln Ellsworth; soaring flight (gliding) by Wolfgang Klemperer, bird banding in America; the distribution of fresh-water fishes;…

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    Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1928. Hardcover first edition - In addiiton to the annual reports of the various departments and museums that make up the Smithsonian Institution, this includes many articles on scientific discoveries and natural history, with a focus on modern astronomy the evolution of 20th century physics;. Incuded are articles on Isaac Newton by Professor Albert Einstein; the nucleus of the atom; the centenary of Augustin Fresnel; the coming of the new coal age; geologic romance of the Finger Lakes; fossil marine faunas as indicators of climactic conditions; paleontology and human relations; at the North Pole by Lincoln Ellsworth; soaring flight (gliding) by Wolfgang Klemperer, bird banding in America; the distribution of fresh-water fishes; the evidence of man's bearing on evolution; the origins of Chinese civilization; archaeology of China; Indian villages on southeast Alaska; the interpretation of aboriginal mounds by means of Creek Indian customs; Friedrich Kurz, artist-explorer; note on the principles and process of X-ray examination of paintings; lengthening of human life in retrospect and prospect; Charles Doolittle Walcott; William Healey Dall; and more. Illustrated with many plates, including one fold-out plate and one in color, as well as numerous entexte figures, maps, and charts.Index, xii 580 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth (rubbing to the lettering on the spine, but a sturdy and clean volume.)

    Book ID: 52017
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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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  • THE WHOLE SHEBANG: A State of the Universe(s) Report. by Ferris, Timothy.
    Ferris, Timothy.
    THE WHOLE SHEBANG: A State of the Universe(s) Report.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1997) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "lucid, nontechnical overview of current research and a forecast of where cosmological theory is likely to in the 21st century." INSCRIBED on a preliminary page to noted book collector Larry Owens. Graphs, notes, glossary, index. 393 pp.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 62728
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  • ETERNAL LIGHT. by McAuley, Paul J.
    McAuley, Paul J.
    ETERNAL LIGHT.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - McAuley's third novel, fourth book. Cutting edge hard science fiction, set in the afternath of an interstellar war. Shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke award. 384 pp. Wraparound dust jacket illustration by John Brettoner. ISBN: 0-575-049316.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 48717
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