Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Science and Medicine
trouvé: 4 livres

Generation: The Seventeenth-Century Scientists Who Unraveled the Secrets of Sex, Life, and Growth
(New York: Bloomsbury, 2006) 1596910364. . 8vo; original black boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xv + (i) + 333, incl. index; illustrations. Merest trace of wear to dustwrapper's top edge; spot to top edge. Very good condition. 'Generation is the story of the exciting, all but forgotten decade when four men - Jan Swammerdam, the son of a Protestant apothecary; Nils Stensen (also known as Steno), a Danish anatomist who first discovered the human tear duct; Reinier de Graaf, the attractive and brilliant son of a rich and successful Catholic architect; and Antoni Leeuwenhoek, a self-taught draper - dared to challenge thousands of years of orthodox thinking about where life comes from... Including previously untranslated documents, Generation interweaves the personal stories of these scientists against the backdrop of the Dutch "Golden Age." It is a riveting account of the audacious men who swept away old certainties and provided the foundation for much of our current understanding of the living world.'.
Christison Rare BooksVendeur professionnel
N° du livre: 10860
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Mots-clés: Sperm. Ova. Reproduction

Bilharzia in South Africa / Bilharzia in Suid-Afrika
(Pretoria: Department of National Health and Population Development, 1988, 2nd edition) 0621105864. . 210 x 148 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers in plastic sleeve; pp. iv + 29 + (i), iv + 30; map; diagrams; photographs. Bilingual publication: English from one end, and Afrikaans from the other. Slightest trace of foxing to wrappers. Very good condition. A useful manual, which, in addition to providing information on the history and geographical occurrence of bilharzia, offers guidelines for its control..
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N° du livre: 6458
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Mots-clés: Schistosomiasis. . Tropical Disease. Water Borne Diseases.

There Was a Man. The Life and Times of Sir Arnold Theiler K.C. M.G. Of Onderstepoort
(Cape Town: Howard Timmins, 1979) 0869781642. . 4to; original pale brown boards; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (x) + 487, incl. index; plates; maps. Dustwrapper rubbed, and a bit edgeworn, with earlier owner's tape reinforcing to reverse of spine panel and flap folds; trace of spotting to edges; earlier owner's bookplate to front free endpaper; small scuff to lower pastedown. Good to very good condition. "The illustrious name of Max Theiler, Nobel laureate in Physiology and Medicine, has tended to overshadow that of his famous father, Sir Arnold Theiler K.C.M.G. who was honoured and respected in scientific circles throughout the world. It is doubtful who did more for the welfare of humanity. This authoritative biography puts the reader in a position to judge. Emigrating from Switzerland to the Transvaal in 1891 as a qualified veterinary surgeon, Arnold Theiler within weeks completely severed his left hand in a chaff-cutter. His career was apparently ruined but through sheer courage and dogged persistence aided by his wife Emma (who did much of his laboratory work), he became a world-famous veterinary pathologist... The world at large prospered from his discoveries and after his death, his Government erected a statue in his honour. Animal husbandry continues to benefit from his work and his dauntless courage and determination continue to inspire his successors. Drawn from hitherto unavailable sources, this is the first definitive account of his life and reveals the character and achievements of a strange man previously known only vaguely by repute.".
Christison Rare BooksVendeur professionnel
N° du livre: 7622
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | CHF 24]
Mots-clés: Rinderpest. Diseases. Stock . Draught Animals. Parasites.

Rabies. For the Information of Magistrates, District Surgeons, Veterinarians and Local Authorities / Hondsdolheid. Inligting Vir Landdroste, Distriksgeneeshere, Veeartse en Plaaslike Owerhede
(Pretoria: Department of Health, Welfare and Pensions, 1979, revised edition) 0621057452. . 145 x 208 mm; pictorial wrappers; pp. (iv) + 60 + (ii); (iv) + 62; photographs. Wrappers somewhat curled and rubbed; museum library hand-stamp to wrapper and to English title page; a little faint spotting. Good condition. A guide to the disease and its management in parts of South Africa known to be affected. Text in English and Afrikaans..
Christison Rare BooksVendeur professionnel
N° du livre: 6465
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | CHF 9]
Mots-clés: . . Animal Vectors. Reservoirs Infection.

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