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  • PRESSURE DROP. by Abrahams, Peter.
    Abrahams, Peter.
    PRESSURE DROP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1989) dj
    . SIGNED hardcover first edition - A thriller in which two different story lines come together - that of a woman, a successful publicist in New York City whose baby is kidnapped from the hospital and a man, owner of a rustic resort in the Bahamas, on the verge of losing it all because of a lawsuit alleging negligence in a diving fatality. SIGNED on the title page. 389 pp. ISBN: 0-525248218.

    Condition: Near fine (usual toning to the pages) in a near fine dust jacket (crease to lower edge of back cover of dj)

    Book ID: 81363
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  • SOCIAL BY NATURE: The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics. by Bliss, Catherine.
    Bliss, Catherine.
    SOCIAL BY NATURE: The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics.

    Edition: First printing.

    Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, (2018) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which "recognizes the promise of this interdisciplinary young science, but also questions its implications for the future. . . . By exposing the shocking parallels between sociogenomics and older, long-discredited, sciences, Bliss persuasively argues for a more thoughtful public reception of any study that reduces human nature to a mere sequence of genes." Extensive notes, index. 291 pp. ISBN: 978-0804798341.

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

    Book ID: 73826
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  • SOCIAL BY NATURE: The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics. by Bliss, Catherine.
    Bliss, Catherine.
    SOCIAL BY NATURE: The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, (2018). First edition - A book which "recognizes the promise of this interdisciplinary young science, but also questions its implications for the future. . . . By exposing the shocking parallels between sociogenomics and older, long-discredited, sciences, Bliss persuasively argues for a more thoughtful public reception of any study that reduces human nature to a mere sequence of genes." Extensive notes, 272 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 73827
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  • PANDORA'S LAB: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong. by Offit, Paul A. MD
    Offit, Paul A. MD
    PANDORA'S LAB: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, (2017). First edition - "History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating - and significant - missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria. These are today's sins of scienceas deplorable as mistaken past ideas about advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness... an…

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    Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, (2017). First edition - "History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating - and significant - missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids as a major cause of death in the U.S.; from the rise of trans fats as the golden ingredient for tastier, cheaper food to the heart disease epidemic that followed; and from the cries to ban DDT for the sake of the environment to an epidemic-level rise in world malaria. These are today's sins of scienceas deplorable as mistaken past ideas about advocating racial purity or using lobotomies as a cure for mental illness... an engrossing account of how science has been misused disastrously" and how we can learn from these mistakes. Selected bibliography. 282 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy white wrappers.

    Book ID: 71646
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  • EVOLUTION OF RACISM: The Human Differences and the Use and Abuse of Science. by Shipman, Pat
    Shipman, Pat
    EVOLUTION OF RACISM: The Human Differences and the Use and Abuse of Science.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book by this award-winning scientist and author, which "combines a history of evolutionary theory with a study of its impact on ideas about race and racism to explain how the fear of making politically unacceptable discoveries has prevented scientists from honestly exploring human racial differences." Includes a discussion of the work of Darwin, Thomas Huxley and Ashley Montagu as well as less well-known but influential figures like Ernst Haeckel, the father of the eugenics movement and Carleton Coons who became the subject of a bitter academic feud. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the late noted Oklahoma book collector, Larry Owens. Notes, Bibliography, Index. 318 pp. ISBN: 0-671754602.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82376
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