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GRAND COULEE MYSTERY: A Story of the Engineers.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday, n.d. (c 1941.). Hardcover - Adventure story about the beginning of the construction of the Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River in the state of Washington, built in the 1930's and the largest concrete dam in the United States. Printed for The Parents' Institute, Inc as a title in the 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' series, no date (only orig copyright), probably late 50's or early 60's, bound in dark blue cloth with red magnifying glass on front cover with 'Teen-age Mystery Classics' inside, red panel with title in dark blue on spine. One of a series of books published in a uniform binding. 284 pp
Condition: Very good condition, lacking the dj.Book ID: 39623More details Price: $12.00
JACK COLLERTON'S ENGINE. Young Captains of Industry, #2.
Edition: First edition.
Boston: Little Brown, (1910). Hardcover first edition - The hard-to-find second book in the "Young Captains of Industry" series written for older boys by this engineer, professor, and author, who was also President of Drexler Institute. "Jack Collerton goes abroad to enter his father's airship engine in an English contest. A rival company, with unscrupulous methods, is a competitor in the same contest. Jack's engine is stolen and he has an exciting time in England and on the continent in his attempts to recover it." Illustrated with a frontispiece and seven inserted glossy plates by H. Burgess. Tissue guard at frontispiece. 285 pp plus 2 pp of ads (just the first 2 books in this series listed in the ad) .
Condition: Fair condition only (front endpaper roughtly torn out, rubbing to the covers, corners bumped)Book ID: 67743More details Price: $40.00
REPORT ON THE RIVERS AND HARBORS IN THE SACRAMENTO, CALIF DISTRICT.
Edition: First thus.
Washington, D.C.: War 'Department / Office of the Chief of Engineers / Government Printing Office, 1931. First edition - An extract from the annual report of the Chief of Engineers, 1931. Reports on projects in the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers watershed, including the Mokelumne River, the Stockton and Mormon Channels, the Feather River and more. pp 1789-1815.
Condition: Very good in tan stapled wrappers (usual toning to page).Book ID: 69196More details Price: $20.00
BEYOND ENGINEERING: Essays and Other Attempts to Figure without Equations.
Edition: First printing.
New York: St Martin's, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The second book by this author and engineer who is perhaps best known for his works on such objects as the book on the bookshelf, the toothpick and the pencil. These essays attempt to bridge the gap between technical and literary cultures. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated by Karen Petroski. Notes and references. xii, 256 pp. ISBN: 0-312-077858.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.Book ID: 75148More details Price: $50.00