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The Surtsey Eruption in Words and Pictures
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The Surtsey Eruption in Words and Pictures

By Einarsson, Thorleifur; Peter Kidson

Heimskringla, 1965. Hardcover. First English language edition. Near Fine clothbound hardcover in a Very Good+ dust jacket with a few touches of rubbing. A very nice copy. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. In 1963 an underwater volcanic eruption broke the surface off the coast of Iceland. It continued erupting until 1967 and by then was a one-square-mile island named Surtsey, or Surtur's Island, named after a mythological Norse fire giant. This book documents the first year of existence of the island. Introduction by Thorleifur Einarsson; translated by Peter Kidson. 56 pages; 23 color and b&w full-page photos + 3 maps; 7 x 6.75 inches.

$19.95

Medicine Man to Modern Surgeon, A History: International Museum of Surgical Science and Hall of Fame
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Medicine Man to Modern Surgeon, A History: International Museum of Surgical Science and Hall of Fame

By International Museum of Surgical Science and Hall of Fame; International College of Surgeons

Chicago: International College of Surgeons, nd [ca. 1990]. Pamphlet. Fine pamphlet. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. A brief history of surgery, presumably the catalogue for an exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science and Hall of Fame, Chicago, operated by the International College of Surgeons. The museum was founded in 1954 by Dr. Max Thorek. "The museum's exhibits address the professional and cultural aspects of medicine, from plastic surgery and uniforms to apothecaries and quack medicine. Thousands of objects--from acupuncture needles to X-ray machines--are on display. A handsome library contains many early, rare books, and the trove of manuscripts includes letters and journals from such notables as Florence Nightingale and Thomas Guy. There's also a gallery devoted to contemporary artistic riffs on medical themes; there, you might find sculptures made from bones or machine parts." (Atlas Obscura.) Staple-bound self-wrappers; 16 pages; 25 b&w photos; 8.5 x 11 inches. LAID-IN is a 1991 six-page brochure about the museum and a Spring 1992 museum newsletter.

$14.95

Copper in Plant, Animal and Human Nutrition
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Copper in Plant, Animal and Human Nutrition

By Shorrocks, V.M.; B.J. Alloway

Herts, UK: Copper Development Association, nd [ca. 1985]. Paperback. First edition. Near Fine paperback with a touch of shelf wear and rubbing to the extremities including one tiny crease to the corner of the front cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "The current state of knowledge regarding copper in soils, plants and animals and the use of copper compounds in combating deficiences." Text by V.M. Shorrocks and B.J. Alloway. 84 pages; 12 pages of color illustrations; 8.25 x 11.5 inches.

$44.95

The Apparatus of Science at Harvard, 1765-1800
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The Apparatus of Science at Harvard, 1765-1800

By Wheatland, David P.; Barbara Carson

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1968. Hardcover. First edition. NEW clothbound hardcover with gilt on black titling to the spine and a gilt design to the front in the original glassine jacket in the original mailing box. This copy is from the estate of an employee of the printer, Meriden Gravure, and appears to have been hardly opened before we acquired it. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Photographs of about 85 items related to many of the scientific disciplines, drawn from the collection of Harvard University. The instruments are grouped by discipline and include telescopes, astronomical measurement equipment, astronomical models, clocks, surveying and drafting tools, microscopes, biological specimens, mineralogical specimens, and items related to mechanics, hydraulics, vacuum, light, sound, electricity, magnetism, and chemistry. The text "gives details of purchase and use, providing quotations from letters and from account books in the university archives, thus supplying valuable details of the history of the instruments and the part they played in the development of science at Harvard." Text by David P. Wheatland with Barbara Carson. xi + 204 pages; 4 tipped-in color plates + many b&w illustrations; 8.75 x 11.25 inches. Index.

$34.95

Passage to a Ringed World: The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan, NASA SP-533
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Passage to a Ringed World: The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan, NASA SP-533

By Spilker, Linda J.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; NASA; Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Washington DC: NASA, 1997. Paperback. First NASA edition, 1997. Near Fine paperback with a touch of rubbing at the edges. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. This volume, published by NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, explains in easy to understand text and copious illustrations what is involved in sending a large spacecraft to the outer solar system. "You will learn that Huygens is an atmospheric probe that the Cassini spacecraft will deliver to Titan, the largest moon of Saturn. Titan has a gaseous atmosphere that is thicker and more obscuring than the atmosphere here on Earth. We will look through Titan’s atmosphere with Cassini's radar and discover surface details for the first time. The mission will find out if there are really liquid hydrocarbons on Titan's surface in the form of lakes or seas. The Cassini spacecraft itself will spend four years in orbit about Saturn. We will examine the rings and visit many of the satellites. We will sample special locations in the magnetosphere that are believed to harbor interesting plasma processes (that is, electromagnetic interactions involving electrons, protons and ions.)" Edited by Linda J. Spilker. NASA SP-533. 158 pages; color and b&w photographs, drawings, charts, and schematics throughout; 8.5 x 11 inches. 6 appendices.

$49.95

Light and Color: General Electric Lighting Business Group, TP-119
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Light and Color: General Electric Lighting Business Group, TP-119

By General Electric

Cleveland: General Electric, 1978. Paperback. Near Fine paperback/booklet with a price sticker to the front and small patches of soiling to the back, otherwise fine. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. A General Electric booklet issued to explain "the fundamental principles of light and color, and how they are manipulated for practical application in schools, business, industry, and the home," profusely illustrated with photographs, diagrams, charts, tables and schematics. Staple-bound, self-wrappers with binder holes to the edge; 32 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 8.5 x 11 inches.

$14.95

Betz Handbook of Industrial Water Conditioning (8th) Eighth Edition
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Betz Handbook of Industrial Water Conditioning (8th) Eighth Edition

By Betz Laboratories

Trevose, PA: Betz, 1980. Hardcover. Eighth edition, second printing. Fine cloth-bound hardcover with a touch of rubbing to the extremities and the previous owner's name to the ffep in a Near Fine dust jacket with one small tear/crease and rubbing to the extremities. All dust jackets are protected by a clear mylar cover. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Covers in detail: external treatment; boiler and cooling water systems, air conditioning, refrigeration and total energy systems; chemical treatment feeding and control; and problems encountered in special industrial processes. By the engineering and technical staff of Betz Laboratories. 440 pages; color and b&w illustrations throughout; 7 x 10 inches.

$34.95

Isotopic Assessment of Heterogeneous Catalysis
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Isotopic Assessment of Heterogeneous Catalysis

By Happel, John

Academic Press, 1986. Hardcover. NEW cloth-bound hardcover in publisher's shrink wrap. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Deals with the use of isotopic tracing to study the reaction mechanisms involved in heterogeneous catalysis; presents special methods for using isotopic and radioactive atomic species for obtaining meaningful kinetic data that can be quantitatively used in mechanistic modeling; considers a number of industrial reactions under steady-state reaction conditions in which superposed tracer transfer is also at steady state. Text by John Happel. 196 pages; 6.25 x 9.25 inches.

$49.95

Inductively Coupled Plasmas in Analytical Atomic Spectrometry
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Inductively Coupled Plasmas in Analytical Atomic Spectrometry

By Montaser, Akbar; D.W. Golightly

New York: VCH, 1987. Hardcover. First edition. Very Good hardcover with a bump to the tips and light soiling; about 5 pages have an unintentional dog ear; interior clean and free of marks; no dj as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. The broadest available source of information on inductively coupled plasma spectrometry for elemental analysis; discusses concisely and lucidly important aspects of ICP-atomic emission, ICP-atomic fluorescence, and ICP-mass spectrometries; documents the theory, principles, diagnostics, instrumentation, performance, and analytical applications of ICP spectrometry. Edited by Akbar Montaser and D.W. Golightly. 660 pages; b&w figures throughout; 6.5 x 9.5 inches.

$54.95

Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels 1942
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Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels 1942

By American Bureau of Shipping

New York: American Bureau of Shipping, 1942. Hardcover. Very Good hardcover with light crimping to the spine ends, light soiling at the edges, a bit of darkening to the spine; gilt text and design to the front and spine is crisp, tips sharp; stamp to the ffep identifying this copy as from the library of George G. Sharp, whose company played a prominent role in the massive emergency ship construction program during WWII, and who is listed as one of the officers of the ABS; no dj as issued. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. 323 pages; 8 x 10.25 inches. The American Bureau of Shipping's 1942 volume on building and classing steel vessels with 103 pages of Tables of Scantlings and Equipment with b&w line drawings, a detailed index, and lists of regional and technical committee members, board members and officers, and government representatives. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$29.95

Pile Foundations
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Pile Foundations

By Cummings, A.E.

New York: Raymond Concrete Pile Co., 1952. Paperback. Very Good+ paperback booklet with some light soiling. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Text by A.E. Cummings, director of research at the Raymond Concrete Pile Company, NYC. Staple-bound card wrappers; 34 pages; 11 b&w photos and line drawings; 6 x 9 inches. A 1952 reprint of a September, 1940, article on concrete pile foundations, originally part of the Proceedings of the Purdue Conference on Soil Mechanics and Its Application, sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN.

$14.95

General Electric Review, March 1955, The Diesel-Electric Locomotive
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General Electric Review, March 1955, The Diesel-Electric Locomotive

By Hatch, P.H.

New York: General Electric Company, 1955. Pamphlet. Good pamphlet with creasing and foxing to the back cover; no tears, no rubbing. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Article by P.H. Hatch. Staple-bound self-wrappers; 8 pages; 1 color and 10 b&w photos; 8.25 x 11.25 inches. A General Electric Review reprint (probably from the 1960s) of an article that ran in its March 1955 issue about the development of diesel-electric engines for locomotives.

$14.95

Sexual Behavior in the Human Male & Sexual Behavior in the Human Female: Two Volumes, Both First Editions
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Sexual Behavior in the Human Male & Sexual Behavior in the Human Female: Two Volumes, Both First Editions

By Kinsey, Alfred C.; Wardell B. Pomeroy; Clyde E. Martin; Paul H. Gebhard

Philadelphia & London: W.B. Saunders, 1948 & 1953. Hardcover. Two volumes. First editions. MALE: 1948; xvi + 804 pages; charts, graphs; 6 x 9.25 inches. Bibliography, index. Very Good clothbound hardcover with light wear to the extremities and light foxing to the edges of the text block; lacking dj. FEMALE: 1953; xxx + 842 pages; charts, graphs; 6 x 9.25 inches. Bibliography, index. Very Good clothbound hardcover with light wear to the extremities, light foxing to the edges of the text block, and 4 pages with a thin crease along one edge; lacking dj. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. Due to size and weight, international and expedited shipping will be more than quoted.

$94.95

Natural History magazine, February 1972, Vol. LXXXI, No. 2
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Natural History magazine, February 1972, Vol. LXXXI, No. 2

By Schaller, George B.; Alain Y. Dessaint; Alfred Meyer

New York: American Museum of Natural History, 1972. Paperback. First edition. Fair with overall rubbing/soiling to the covers, a short split at the heel and some creases to a couple of pages; interior is otherwise clean and bright. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. Edited by Alfred Meyer. Staple-bound magazine; 100 pages; color and b&w reproductions throughout; 8.25 x 11 inches. Includes an article by George Schaller on Predators of the Serengeti; Opium farming in Thailand by Alain Dessaint with photos of opium smokers and opium production; the history of dental care; K. C. Tessendorf on the conquest of the midwest; a photo essay by Adelaide de Menil on old growth forests; and more.

$19.95

Brother, Heal Thyself
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Brother, Heal Thyself

By Inches, Howard V.H.; Caroline Hills Inches

Cleveland: New Hunger Publications, 1938. Hardcover. SIGNED. First edition. Good to Fair clothbound hardcover with wear at the extremities, general darkening, with previous owner's name and address to the ffep, and two pages of photos detached and present; with the two flaps of the dust jacket laid in. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, IN A BOX. "A textbook of natural living" with the autobiography of the author and a scientific approach to exercising and eating for a healthy life. Text by Howard V.H. Inches; recipes by Caroline Hills Inches. SIGNED BY HOWARD INCHES on the ffep with a non-personalized inscription and dated in 1941. 33 pages; 24 pages of b&w photos; 6.5 x 9.5 inches.

$19.95

The Three-Dimensional Structure of an Enzyme Molecule
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The Three-Dimensional Structure of an Enzyme Molecule

By Phillips, David C.; Scientific American

San Francisco: W.H. Freeman & Co. / Scientific American, 1966. Paperback. Good plus: overall yellowed and soiled but intact and solid. SHIPS THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. 16 pages; numerous two-color illustrations; 8.5 x 11 inches. Authors bio, Bibliography. Out of Print. An article reprinted by Scientific American, from the November 1966 issue, Vol 215, No 5, pp 78-90.

$14.95

Fight for Survival: Audubon Perspectives: A Companion to the Audubon Television Specials
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Fight for Survival: Audubon Perspectives: A Companion to the Audubon Television Specials

By Disilvestro, Roger L.; Christopher N. Palmer; Page Chichester

John Wiley & Sons / Audubon Society, 1990. Hardcover. SIGNED First edition, 1990. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING, BOXED. In-depth discussions of wolves, sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, Pacific Northwest ancient forests, the Arctic wilderness, sandhill cranes, and poaching. By Roger L. Disilvestro; Christopher N. Palmer: Executive Editor; Page Chichester: Principal Photographer. SIGNED BY PALMER and inscribed. 304 pages; color photographs through out; 9.5 x 12 inches.

$15.95

Economic Control of Interconnected Systems (General Electric series)
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Economic Control of Interconnected Systems (General Electric series)

By Kirchmayer, Leon K.

Wiley, 1959. Paperback. Appears to be brand new except for the light soiling to the covers that might come with fifty years age. Previous owner's name and price stamp to half-title; one tiny dog-eared page. Paperback with a square, tight binding, no creasing to spine, sharp tips. Interior clean and bright. BOOKS SHIP THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY, WRAPPED IN PADDING AND CARDBOARD. New York: John Wiley & Sons / General Electric, 1959. 207 pages; illustrated with charts, graphs, formulas and schematics; 6 x 8.75 inches. Stresses mathematical, control, and computer skills for accomplishing optimum economic operation of interconnected utility systems. One of a series written by General Electric authors for the advancement of engineering practices.

$39.95