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Metamagical Themas: Questing for the Essence of Mind and Pattern. An Interlocked Collection of Literary, Scientific, and Artistic Studies

By Hofstadter, Douglas R

NY: Basic Books, 1985. 2d. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2. Blue cloth, light faded spine edge, previous owner embossed on ffep and frontis, otherwise clean and very good condition; dj, price-clipped, slight edge wear. Thirty-three essays on a wide range of topics woven together with elaborate postscripts.


The Hot Brain: Survival, Temperature, and the Human Body

By Gisolfi, Carl V., and Francisco Mora

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. A Bradford Book, 2000. First (presumed). 6 1/2 x 9 1/4. Hardcover, dustjacket, very good. Technical investigation of interplay between behavior, body temperature, and ambient temperature.


Mind and Brain: A Philosophy of Science

By Rosenblueth, Arturo

Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1970. FIRST. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4. Cloth, colored endpapers, ffep and first page slightly bent, otherwise very good; dj, waterstain on top edge, creases on spine and inside flap, shelfwear. Out of print in hardcover.


The Integrative Neurobiology of Affiliation

By Carter, Sue C., ed

Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. A Bradford book, 1999. First thus. 6 x 9. Paperback, USED, very good. Presentation of very technical papers, with all technical apparatus.


Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness

By Briggs, John, & F. David Peat

New York: Harper & Row, 1990. FIRST thus. 7 1/2 x 9 1/4. PB, pictorial coated wrappers, perfect bound, corners lightly bent. A blurb from Business Week states: "Readers who weren't up to James Gleik's Chaos can indulge their passion for particles with a very accessible alternative.


History of Biology at the University of Utah (1869-2000)

By Behle, William H

Salt Lake City: University of Utah Printing and Publication Services, 2000. First. 8 3/4 x 11. Hardcover, no dust jacket, as issued. Limited edition, as new. A comprehensive, descriptive look at the history of the biology department of the University of Utah from its inception to the present day written by the distinquished ornithologist and author. Presents biographies of important personages, organizations, and events.


Death of a Science in Russia: The Fate of Genetics as Described in Pravda and Elsewhere

By Zirkle, Conway, ed

Phila., PA: Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1949. FIRST American. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4. Hardcover, cloth, corners and edges bumped and frayed, spine stained, previous owner's info. on ffep., interior clean and solid; dj folded and laid in, separated at spine fold, worn, stained and chipped, sticker on front flap. Includes the twenty-three speeches of participants in the 1948 sessions of the Lenin Academy ofAgriculture and T. D. Lysenko's presidential address.


Molecules and Mental Illness

By Barondes, Samuel H

New York: Scientific American Library. No. 44 in a series, 1993. Hardcover. Hardcover, dustjacket, very good condition, and the book is well made. Includes discussions, with charts, drawings, and other illustrations, of genetics, psychiatric drugs, receptors, mania, depression, schizophrenia, compulsivity.


The Arcturus Adventure: An Account of the New York Zoological Society's First Oceanographic Expedition

By Beebe, William

NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. FIRST. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2. Green cloth with gilt, full-color pictorial endpapers. Spine lettering faded, edges worn, previous owner's name on ffep, otherwise very good. Seventy-seven illustrations from colored plates, b/w photographs and maps. Colored plate art is wonderful, delicate and detailed.


Birthplaces of European Science

By Brasch, N. E

N.p.: United Technologies Corporation, 1981. First. 9 1/4 x 9. Hardcover, brown cloth with pasted-down 4/c photograph on front board, in slipcase, faint blue stripe on case, otherwise as new. Coated paper. A lovely book; discusses the contributions of various eminent scientists in the history of science and beautifully illustrates their lives and discoveries, from Da Vinci to Einstein.


Science & Unreason

By Radner, Daisie, and Michael Radner

Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co, 1982. PB. 6 1/2 x 9 1/8. Paperback, wrappers, previous owner annotated throughout. "For anyone who has ever been intrigued by the variety of speculation which is sometimes referred to as the fringe of science"--from the preface.


The Fruit of the Family Tree

By Wiggam, Albert Edward

Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrell, 1924. First?. 6 x 9. Hardcover, cloth, paper label pasted on front board and spine, spine label chipped, front fly torn out, pages rough-cut, some uncut, porous paper. Book is dedicated to "The Health, Intelligence and Beauty of the Unborn," and includes such chapters as Does Blood Tell?, Measuring Heredity in Royalty, Women's Place in Race Improvement, and Can We Make the Human Race More Beautiful?


The Scientific Companion: Exploring the Physical World with Facts, Figures, and Formulas

By Emiliani, Cesare

NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1988. PB. 7 x 10. Used. Softcover, minor marginalia, corner bump, otherwise very good. Valuable as a reference book, for self-study, or as a refresher.


The Body Has a Head

By Eckstein, Gustav

NY: Harper & Row. A Cass Canfield Book, 1970. HB. 6 3/8 x 9 1/2. Green cloth, illus. endpapers, corners bumped, fading on top and bottom edges, top of block spotted, interior very good; dj, shelfworn, closed tears. Physiology in a unique perspective. Entertaining.


Imperial Valley, California, Earthquake of October 15. 1979. 2 volumes

By United States Geological Survey

Washington, D.C.: USGPO, 1982. First. 9 1/8 x 11 1/4. 2 vols., text volume in paperback plus hardcover envelope box holding 4 maps, called plates. All, including maps, is complete and in very good condition. The map box has furred corners. Items are large and heavy, and there will be extra postage.