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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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  • Goethe, C. M. (Charles Matthias, 1875-1966)
    SEEKING TO SERVE.

    Edition: First edition.

    Sacramento, CA: The Keystone Press, 1949. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this Sacramento developer and philanthropist, C. M. Goethe, who was known for both his love of the outdoors (he was one of the founders of the "Save the Redwoods Foundation) and for his interest in eugenics at its most racist and radical - in his 1936 address to the Eugenics Reseach Association, he praised Nazi Germany's "honest yearnings for a better population." This is written in short anecdotes, varying from his parent's lives to their arrival in California to his business ventures, his travels and more. Here are a few sample paragraphs which followed each other: "Tennis Club, Country club" (how he became President of the tennis…

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    Sacramento, CA: The Keystone Press, 1949. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this Sacramento developer and philanthropist, C. M. Goethe, who was known for both his love of the outdoors (he was one of the founders of the "Save the Redwoods Foundation) and for his interest in eugenics at its most racist and radical - in his 1936 address to the Eugenics Reseach Association, he praised Nazi Germany's "honest yearnings for a better population." This is written in short anecdotes, varying from his parent's lives to their arrival in California to his business ventures, his travels and more. Here are a few sample paragraphs which followed each other: "Tennis Club, Country club" (how he became President of the tennis club after it collapsed with unpaid debt) followed by "Marriage" (December 1903) and then by "Tithe", "Waldensian" and "Arizona." A brief commentary on the Everglades National Park is followed by an eulogy for Dr. Jan Mjoen, a Norwegian eugenicist. Illustrated with photographs throughout. Index. xii, 212 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with dark brown stamping on the front cover and spine (previous owner's name on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 86497
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  • BRAVE NEW WORLD REVISITED. by Huxley, Aldous.
    Huxley, Aldous.
    BRAVE NEW WORLD REVISITED.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1958) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second of Huxley's futuristic works published more than 25 years after his classic dystopian novel - but this book is not fiction. It describes the threats facing the world, not just in the future but at the time this was written. Among them are overpopulation, and threats to democracy through mind control through propaganda and "dictatorship by drugs." A book which is a "challenge to complacency and a plea that mankind should educate itself in freedom before it is too late." 147 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (a letter to the editor pasted inside front cover, mostly hidden by dj flap, some light toning, small chip to dj at corner fold, small ink scribble on back cover, rubbing to the spine) .

    Book ID: 86256
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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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