Christison Rare Books (IOBA, SABDA): Science
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ADDISON, GRAEME, AND OTHERS
Edge Series. Innovation Nation 1900-2004
(Johannesburg: Engineering Association / Department of Science & Technology, 2005). . Title taken from slipcase. The individual volumes of the three-volume set are entitled: 1) The Hidden Edge: Quest for Progress; 2) The Leading Edge: Dividends of Democracy; 3) The Competitive Edge: Making Innovation Happen. Three 4to volumes, housed in a matching slipcase. Two of the books are hardcovers, with laminated pictorial boards, and corresponding dustwrappers; the third is of limp, laminated pictorial boards. Pagination: 1) pp. 244, incl. index; 2) pp. 256, incl. index; 3) pp. 104, incl. index. All three volumes lavishly illustrated. Short tear to head of spine panel in second volume's dustwrapper, else fine. "The Edge books tell the inspiring story of South Africa's scientific, technological and engineering achievements from the beginning of the last century to date. An award-winning journalist, leading photographers and a renowned designer have teamed up with two of South Africa's leading technology management experts to reveal the evolution of the country's exciting innovations, at every level from the grassroots to high technology. Drawing on the annual Technology Top 100 awards, and published by the Engineering Association (SAVI) supported by sponsors in government and the private sector, the series comprises two illustrated volumes on past and present achievements, plus a booklet on how innovation occurs in go-ahead organisations.".
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N° du livre: 10490
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | CHF 24]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: . Techology. . Africa

 
BAGGOTT, JIM
Perfect Symmetry: The Accidental Discovery of Buckminsterfullerene
(Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1994). . Dustwrapper, pp. xi + 315, diagrams and other illustrations. 'In 1966, it was an amusing idea. In September 1985, it was a ball of paper and sticky tape, the result of six days of intense scientific discussion and one moment of inspiration. Five years later it was finally real: a perfectly symmetrical soccer-ball shaped molecule composed of 60 carbon atoms and called buckminsterfullerene... Carbon will never be the same again.'.
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N° du livre: 2460
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 | CHF 8.5]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: Pure . Chemistry. . .

 
BASSON, NICOLENE
Passage to Progress. The Csir's Journey of Change 1945-1995
(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 1996) 1868420345. . 8vo; original black boards; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (xxii) + 204, incl. index; plates, some of which in full colour; monochrome illustrations in text. Tiny scuff to top edge of dustwrapper's upper panel; bottom fore-corners slightly bumped; old pencilled pricing and date, although erased, still evident on front free endpaper. Very good condition. "Passage to Progress was written to commemorate the CSIR's fiftieth anniversary celebrated in October 1995. The book takes a brief look at the dawn of technology in Africa, its subsequent progress, and the CSIR's role in its development. The main focus is on the past 15 years, with an in-depth look at the transformation processes embarked upon within the CSIR; the learning experience associated with radical change; the effects of this change in policy in terms of the organisation and its people, and the way the CSIR is fulfilling its role in a rapidly changing environment, both locally and internationally... Passage to Progress traces the CSIR's journey of change from the 'blue skies' approach to research to the down-to-earth relevance of its present integrated role in the national science and technology strategy, which is to promote economic growth and a better quality of life for all South Africans.".
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N° du livre: 8137
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | CHF 24]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: . Council Scientific Industrial . African Scientists. Basil Schonland.

 
BEATTIE, J. C.
Report of a Magnetic Survey of South Africa
(London: Published for the Royal Society and sold by the Cambridge University Press, 1909). . 4to; brown cloth-backed boards; lettered in gilt on spine; pp. ix + (i) + 235, incl. index; eight large folding charts, but lacking the general map (chart IX); several maps and tables. Cover rather worn; lower joint fractured; corners turned; hand-stamp of Radcliffe Observatory to flyleaf; some cloth tape reinforcing to folds of charts; light browning to edges of leaves. Fair externally; good condition overall. Sir John Carruthers Beattie (1866-1946) was a physicist specialising in earth magnetism. "His main field was the south to north magnetic survey of Africa, in which he worked closely with a fellow-Scot, Professor J.T. Morrison of the Victoria College, later the University of Stellenbosch. Their work for the survey in South Africa between 1898 and 1906 was published under Beattie's name as Report of a magnetic survey of South Africa." - DSAB IV, p. 24.
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N° du livre: 11188
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22 | CHF 24]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: Geology. Sciences.

 
VON BONDE, CECIL
So Great Thy Sea; a Study of the Oceans
(Cape Town, Balkema, 1956). . Pictorial dustwrapper, very lightly scuffed, original cloth, pp. viii + 214, illustrations, maps, plates. Endpapers browned..
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N° du livre: 3513
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 | CHF 7.5]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: . Oceanography. .

 
BROWN, A. C. (EDITOR)
A History of Scientific Endeavour in South Africa. A Collection of Essays Published on the Occasion of the Centenary of the Royal Society of South Africa
(Cape Town: The Royal Society of South Africa, 1977). . Copenhagen bookplate to front pastedown, with gift inscription to him on free endpaper. Large 8vo; original blue rexine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xii + 516, incl. index; monochrome photographs in text. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; clipping of book review loosely inserted. Very good condition. "This book … records the efforts of workers in many fields who have broadened our knowledge and deepened our understanding of the South African habitat and honours those who in more recent years have laboured towards its conservation and preservation as part of the natural heritage of present and future generations.".
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N° du livre: 10792
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | CHF 9]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: Scientists. . .

 
BROWN, A. C. (EDITOR)
A History of Scientific Endeavour in South Africa. A Collection of Essays Published on the Occasion of the Centenary of the Royal Society of South Africa
(Cape Town: The Royal Society of South Africa, 1977). . Large 8vo; original blue rexine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xii + 516, incl. index; monochrome photographs in text. Dustwrapper rather rubbed and edgeworn; previous owner's name on front free endpaper; slight foxing to endpapers. Very good condition. "This book … records the efforts of workers in many fields who have broadened our knowledge and deepened our understanding of the South African habitat and honours those who in more recent years have laboured towards its conservation and preservation as part of the natural heritage of present and future generations.".
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N° du livre: 920
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: Scientists. . .

 
BROWN, MATTHEW
An Improvement Connected with Hydraulic Lifting Jacks and Hydraulic Rams
(London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1893). . Patent No. 15,859 of A.D. 1892. Date of Application, 3rd Sept, 1892; Complete Specification Left, 5th June, 1893 - Accepted, 15th July, 1893. The patentee is a Coach Builder "of Albyn Villa, Plein Street, Woodstock, near Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope." 279 x 194 mm; disbound, without wraps.; pp. 2, plus folding diagram. Ink stamp of "Patent Library, Nottingham" to first page. Very good condition..
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N° du livre: 5020
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: Patents. Processes. Inventions. Hyraulic Lifts. . Intellectual Property. .

 
BROWN, A. M., T. MCKENZIE, AND J. WELSH
Improvements in Tube Plates for Steam Boilers, Condensors, and Like Vessels
(London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1895). . Patent No. 12,896 of A.D. 1895. Date of Application, 3rd July, 1895 - Accepted, 3rd Aug, 1895. The patentees are "all of Johannesburg, South African Republic, Engineers." 277 x 190 mm; disbound, without wraps.; pp. 2, plus folding diagram. Two ink stamps of "Patent Library, Nottingham"..
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N° du livre: 5019
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.25 | CHF 21]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: Patents. Processes. Inventions. . Condensers. Intellectual Property. . Witwatersrand

 
CLAASSEN, GEORGE
Geloof, Bygeloof en Ander Wensdenkery. Perspektiewe Op Ontdekkings en Irrasionaliteite
(Pretoria: Protea Boekhuis, 2007) 9781869191443. . 212 x 138 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 310, incl. index; monochrome illustrations. Wrappers ever so slightly rubbed; a touch bowed. Very good. Afrikaans text. "Waarom glo mense dat die sterre en planete se posisies jou toekoms kan bepaal? Of dat gesprekke met dooies moontlik is? En waarom is daar soveel wat waarde heg aan komplotteorieë soos dat die maanlandings kwansuis 'n bedrogspul van die Amerikaanse regering was? Of dat die Hubble-teleskoop se foto's digitaal gemanipuleer sou wees sodat ons nie kan sien dat God in sy hemel sit binne die Groot Newel van Orion nie? … Die vrae stel George Claassen, wetenskap-redakteur van Die Burger tussen 2001 en 2006, in Geloof, bygeloof en ander wensdenkery.".
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N° du livre: 8145
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.5 | CHF 18]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: Conspiracy Theories. Creationism. Wishful Thinking. Suspicions. Faith and Reason.

 
COBB, MATTHEW
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.'.
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N° du livre: 10860
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Mots-clés: Sperm. Ova. Reproduction

 
FLINT, W., AND J. D. F. GILCHRIST (EDITORS)
Science in South Africa: A Handbook and Review
(Cape Town: T. Maskew Miller, 1905). . Alex L. du Toit's copy; signed by him on front free endpaper. Royal 8vo; original green cloth, titled in gilt on spine and upper cover; pp. x + 505, incl. index; folding colour frontis. map, and a further 5 maps; 2 coloured plates with captioned tissue guards; two diagrammatic plates, and several other diagrams, tables, and illustrations. Good; cloth rather rubbed, esp. to fore-corners and joints; spine frayed at head and tail; browning throughout; binding slack; coloured plates have worked loose, but are present. (Mendelssohn II, p. 291) Geologist Alexander Logie du Toit (1878-1948), previous owner of this volume, is regarded, alongside Sir Basil Schonland, as one of the greatest scientists South Africa produced. In the 1930s, du Toit further developed the continental drift theory of the German Alfred Wegener, and was the originator of the idea of two supercontinents, Laurasia and Gondwanaland. Professor Reginald Aldworth Daly of Harvard University, after joining du Toit in fieldwork, described him as "the world's greatest field geologist." (DSAB I, p. 266) Alex du Toit's most famous works are Geology of South Africa (Edinburgh, 1926) and Our Wandering Continents (Edinburgh, 1937), in which he provided abundant evidence for the continental drift hypothesis. (DSAB I, p. 267).
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N° du livre: 85
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Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: . Association . . . Robert Broom. African . . Gondwana.

 
GEAR, J. H. S., AND R. J. PITCHFORD
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.

 
GELFAND, MICHAEL
A Clinical Study of Intestinal Bilharziasis (Schistosoma Mansoni) in Africa
(London: Edward Arnold, 1967). . 8vo; original orange rexine gilt; price-clipped dustwrapper; pp. x + 230; black-and-white photographs. Dustwrapper somewhat rubbed and edgeworn; ffep clipped..
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N° du livre: 5996
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.5 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: Bilharzia. Tropical Diseases

 
GREENE, LAWRENCE HENRY
A New or Improved Food, and Method of Manufacturing the Same
(London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1896). . Patent No. 2909 of A.D. 1895. Date of Application, 9th Feb, 1895; Complete Specification Left, 7th Nov, 1895 - Accepted, 8th Feb, 1896. The patentee is a Manufacturer of the "Cornilia Works, Durban, in the Colony of Natal." 282 x 193 mm; disbound, without wraps.; pp. 3. Ink stamp of "Patent Library, Nottingham" to first page. Very good condition..
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N° du livre: 5023
GBP 17.50 [Appr.: EURO 19.25 | CHF 21]
Catalogue: Science
Mots-clés: Patents. Processes. Inventions. Sorghum. Milling. Intellectual Property. .

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