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WHITTEN, D.G.A. AND BROOKS, J.V.R.
The Penguin Dictionary of Geology
London, Allen Lane. 1978. (ISBN: 0713910968). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. With its invaluable table of minerals and useful bibliography, this dictionary is of prime use to students and those with an interest in geology. Illustrated throughout with clear diagrams and drawings. NOT EX LIB 14. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 005504
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Keywords: Geology, Reference 0713910968

 
ADDISON, HERBERT
Land, Water and Food - a Topical Commentary on the Past, Present and Future of Irrigation, Land Reclamation and the Food Suppiles They Yield
London, Chapman Hall. 1961, First Thus. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good + unmarked copy with blue cloth boards. Dustjacket is also VG + and complete. Second edition, revised and enlarged. First published in 1955. 42 charts, diagrams and sketch maps specially prepared by the author, an hydraulic engineer and updated for land reclamation development and development of the Aswan High Dam and irrigation developments in the Soviet republics and China. Covers water control and projects from around the world, the nature, exploitation and use of the earth's water resources. NOT EX LIB 3. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 003854
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Keywords: Science, Land Reclamation, Aswan High Dam, Irrigation Developments, Global Water Resources

 
ASIMOV, ISAAC
The Collapsing Universe - the Story of Black Holes
London, Hutchinson. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 0091317703). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good+ clean and tight copy which has a name to front endpaper and an ink correction to a formula on one page. Dustjacket is also VG+ and is not price clipped. First UK edition. Asimov explores the implications of black holes, with lucid excursions into related questions. Was the mysterious 30-megaton blast that flattened a Siberian forest in 1908 actually a small black hole? Does matter drawn into a black hole reappear out the 'other side' as anti-matter, a sort of mirror image of the universe as we know it? Does their existence raise the possibility that matter can move faster than the speed of light? As he probes these and other questions, he takes us on a tour from the atom's innermost core to the outer reaches of the universe. 25. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 008069
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Keywords: Science, Astronomy, Black Holes, Anti-Matter, Hyperons, Gravitons, Red Giants, White Dwarfs, Neutron Stars, Colapsars, Wormholes, White Holes 0091317703

 
NELSON, U.S. CONGRESSMAN BILL WITH BUCKINGHAM, JAMIE
Mission : An American Congressman's Voyage to Space
New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. 1988, First Edition. (ISBN: 0151055564). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. STATED FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A Fine unmarked copy with dustjacket which has a small removal at top. Bill Nelson is Chairman of the U.S. Congressional Space Science and Applications Sub-committee and the book is a gripping account as an astronaut on the Columbia mission, America's last successful manned flight, which was 16 days before the ill fated Challenger blast off in 1986. An insider's look at the arduous training, the individuals who represent the 'right stuff' and the marvels of the flight itself. Glossary of acronyms used by NASA and illustrated throughout with photographs. A1E. Fine/Good.
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Book number: 003373
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Keywords: Congressman Bill Nelson, Space Flight, Columbia Mission, Nasa 0151055564

 
BURLING, ROBBINS
The Talking Ape - How Language Evolved
New York, Oxford University Press. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 0199279403). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. ix + 286 pages. In this fascinating, mind-opening book, Professor Burling not only presents the most convincing account of the origins of language yet published: he sheds new light on how language affects the way we think, behave, and relate to each other. He gives us a deeper understanding of the nature of language itself. Tracing language back to its earliest origins among our distant ape-like forbears several million years ago, he charts its growth to the time of our recent human ancestors. He offers a new account of the route by which we acquired our defining characteristic and explores the nature of language as it developed throughout the course of our evolution. NOT EX LIB 21. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 008193
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Keywords: Origin of Language, Linguistics, Anthropology, Human Evolution 0199279403

 
KING, ROBERT C. AND STANSFIELD, WILLIAM D.
A Dictionary of Genetics
Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1997. (ISBN: 0195094425). Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine copy apart from a small date and small erased name to half title page. Fifth Edition. "The genetical lexicographer's dream and the most indispensable work of it's kind in existence." Organised to provide a quick understanding for students and non geneticists, it includes over 6,500 definitions of terms and species names relevant to the study of genetics and also features a chronology that spans 400 years of genetic study and an extensive bibliography. NOT EX LIB 15. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 003584
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Keywords: Medical Science, Genetics, Genetic Reference Book 0195094425

 
CASTI, JOHN L.
Paradigms Lost - Images of Man in the Mirror of Science
New York, William Morrow. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0688081312). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition, First Printing. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The author presents a masterful, easy to grasp, overview of science's answers to the great questions as we understand them today. The heart of the book consists of six chapters, each devoted to a case study of one of the major mysteries of modern science - The origin of life on earth, the real sources of human behaviour and social patterns, how we acquire language, the fundamental nature of our thinking processes, the possible existence of intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, the impact of our own scrutiny on what we observe as real. Each chapter is presented in the form of a jury trial with conventional scientific wisdom as the prosecution and alternate views presented by the defence. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.92 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 15. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 003625
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Keywords: Science, Origin of Life, Sources of Human Behaviour, Existence of Intelligent Life in the Universe 0688081312

 
CHAPMAN, BARRY
Reverse Time Travel
London, Cassell. 1995, First Edition. (ISBN: 0304345245). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine unmarked copy apart from a small biro line to front endpaper with near Fine complete dustjacket. Until recently, time travel - in particular backwards in time - has been considered impossible, but now eminent scientists are debating the conditions under which it could occur. In this fascinating revelatory book, the author explains the current theories and sets out the controversy in terms that all non-scientists will have no difficulty in understanding. Illustrated with charts and diagrams. NOT EX LIB C3D. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 004835
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Keywords: Science, Time Travel 0304345245

 
CHARDIN, PIERRE TEILHARD DE
The Appearance of Man
London, Collins. 1965, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy in green cloth boards with dustjacket which has some creasing to top and is complete. Translated from the French by J.M. Cohen. The book contains a series of essays in which the author builds up his theory of the origins of man and his relationship with the great families of Hominids, among which man arose, but which do not belong in his line of ancestry. Teilhard himself took part in the discovery of Pekin Man (Sinanthropus) and twice visited the sites in South Africa from which the other main branch of Hominids, Australopithecus, was being evacuated. As the book proceeds from the earlier essays to the late, one sees a remarkable confirmation of Teilhard's theories, in the form of later discoveries which fitted into his scheme. Being first and foremost a palaeontologist, he writes most excitingly and graphically, and here the philosopher is at the same time an excavator and eye-witness. NOT EX LIB A1B. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 006146
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Keywords: Palaeontology, Hominids, Australopithecus, Pekin Man, Sinanthropus

 
CLARK, RONALD W.
Edison - the Man Who Made the Future
London, Macdonald and Janes. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 0354040936). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good+ unmarked copy with non price clipped dustjacket. It is almost a century since Thomas Alvar Edison, the world's greatest inventor, gave the world electric light, and over a 100 years since he built the first successful phonograph. The man who declared that 'genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration', and who on average lodged a patent application every two weeks of his adult life, and who was the most famous American of his day. Only now is it possible to present him clearly against the background of his times and to assess fairly his achievements and his often controversial business and working methods. Growing up in the aftermath of the American Civil War, he was a pacifist and was President of the US Naval Consulting Board in the First World War. Profusely illustrated. 21. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 005223
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Keywords: Thomas Alvar Edison, American Inventors, Sciences, Phonograph, Electric Light, Biography 0354040936

 
DAVIES, PAUL
The Last Three Minutes - Conjectures About the Ultimate Fate of the Universe
London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1995. (ISBN: 0297815024). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 13 line diagrams. How will the world end ? With a bang or a whimper ? Indeed must it have an end at all ? In this free ranging account, acclaimed scientist and author Paul Davies surveys the latest predictions about the ultimate fate of the universe, and assesses the profound scientific and philosophic implications. The universe may expand for ever, sliding inexorably towards a state of total degeneration or it could eventually collapse, obliterating itself in a big crunch. C3B. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 007165
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Keywords: Ultimate Fate of the Universe, End of the World Theories 0297815024

 
DAWKINS, RICHARD
The Greatest Show on Earth - the Evidence for Evolution
New York, Free Press. 2009, First. (ISBN: 9781416594789). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. An As New copy in an As New dustjacket which is not price clipped. First US Edition, First Printing. ix + 47 pages. Illustrated throughout. The book is a stunning counter-attack on advocates of 'Intelligent Design', explaining the evidence for evolution while exposing the absurdities of the creationist 'argument'. Dawkins sifts through rich layers of scientific evidence: from living examples of natural selection to clues in the fossil records; from natural clocks that mark the vast epochs wherein evolution ran its course to the intricacies of developing embryos; from plate tectonics to molecular genetics. As New/As New.
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Book number: 011046
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Keywords: Evolution, Anti Creationist Argument 9781416594789

 
DINELEY, DAVID
Rocks
London, Collins. 1976, First Edition. (ISBN: 000219354X). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with pictorial laminated boards. Uniform with The Countryside Series. The book is about the minerals, rocks and fossils which lie beneath our feet and explains how minerals are formed; how they combine within the earth's crust to form rocks and how they subsequently become altered or destroyed; how fossils can provide the clues to so much of the story of how Britain acquired its richly variable scenery. NOT EX LIB C3C. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 006290
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Keywords: Rocks, Fossils, Minerals, Geology 000219354x

 
ELLIS, HAVELOCK
The Dance of Life
London, Constable. 1937. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Gilt title on blue cloth boards which have a few minor marks to back, some dulling to spine with a little wear to top of spine. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Third edition (first was 1923). Henry Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) the famed sexologist, psychologist, literary critic et al had a great interest in bringing science together with mysticism and this book is his attempt at this. He advocates self improvement by the arts of dancing, thinking, writing, religion and morals. B2D. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 002214
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Keywords: Science and Mysticism, Self Improvement

 
FERRIS, TIMOTHY
Coming of Age in the Milky Way
London, The Bodley Head. 1989, First Edition. (ISBN: 0370313321). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First UK edition, first published in USA in 1988. A very clean and unmarked copy VG+ with complete dustjacket VG+. An excellent and very readable work that outlines the story of man's interest in the cosmos, from Aristotle to the Big Bang, the Sumerian Magus atop his Ziggurat to a modern astronomer at his radio telescope, Kepler struggling for years to define the orbit of Mars, Galileo's house arrest for his theories, Herschel plumbing deep space in his studies of galaxies and much more. Illustrated throughout with a glossary, A Brief History of the Universe, Comprehensive Bibliography, notes and index. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.998 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST A1B. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 001443
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Keywords: 0370313321

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