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The Study of Man

By Polanyi, Michael

London: University of Chicago Press, 1984. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 102 pp. Light rubbing along spine corner, previous owner's name on half title page. No other markings. Binding firm. A scientist who switched to sociology presents three university lectures on the nature of knowledge, and the relationships of the natural and social sciences. Cover blurb: Polanyi argues that fact is inseparable from value, and that the sciences cannot be severed from the humanities." Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall.

$4.75

The Collapsing Universe: the Story of Black Holes

By Asimov, Isaac

NY: Pocket, 1978. Book. Very Good. Mass Market Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 248 pp. Closed chip on front cover. Light wear, spine uncreased. Text clean. Asimov presents in laymen's language an update on astrophysics as of the 1970s, including the discovery of black holes. Front cover blurb: "Extraordinary new findings on the birth and death of the cosmos. Size: 12mo --7 in Tall.

$3.18

The Old Farmer's Almanac Book of Weather Lore

By Dolan, Edward F.

Dublin NH: Yankee Books, 1988. Book. Near Fine. Cloth and Boards. 2nd Printing.. 224 pp. Index. Close to new, gift quality, no markings. Foreword by TV personality Willard Scott. A look at the scientific basis for many weather sayings, superstitions and folklore. A guide that encourages readers to pay closer attention to the skies and to nature surrounding them. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$5.23

Essays in Science

By Einstein, Albert

NY: Philosophical Library, 1934. Book. Good +. Cloth. Abridged.. 114 pp. Front board has brown drip-like stains on right side.Tanned spine. Text clean. Brownish marks on endpapers, perhaps newsprint shadows from a clipping. Abridged version of "The World as I see it," containing just the science-related portions. Translated from German by Alan Harris. Logo of double silhouettes on front board. Size: 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall.

$6.65

The Tao of Physics

By Capra, Fritjof

NY: Bantam, 1988. Book. Good +. Mass Market Paperback. Revised Edition, 6th Printing.. 346 pp., with notes, bibliography. light wear. Text clean, no markings. Spine uncreased. Red wrapper with ying-yang symbol. Upper right front cover corner cut off diagonally. Binding sturdy. 2nd edition revised and updated -- 6th printing of Bantam edition. Capra, founder of the Elmwood Institute in Berkeley, analyzes links and parallels between the ideas of Eastern religion and western physics. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$3.66

God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
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God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

By Hitchens, Christopher

NY: Twelve Books (Hachette Book Group), 2007. Book. As New. 305 pp. As new. Hitchens relates his own experiences with religion and how he came to a deep belief in atheism and a scientific view of reality. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In.

$7.60

The Beagle Letters
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The Beagle Letters

By Darwin, Charles

NY: Cambridge University Press, 2008. Book. Illus. by Martens, Conrad. Near Fine. Cloth. First Edition.. 470 pp., 54 color and b&w illustrations. Nearly new, slight crinkling of jacket. Remainder slash mark on bottom edge of textblock. Family tree diagram on endpapers. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt and 9 others of the Charles Darwin Correspondence Project. Hundreds of letters to and from Darwin during his historic voyage (1831-1836) on the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands, Falklands and other parts of the Southern Hemisphere. The observations of the young naturalist laid the groundwork for his theory of evolution. Size: 4to-- 9.75 in Tall.

$7.13

Essays in Science

By Einstein, Albert

NY: Philosophical Library, 1932. Book. Good +. Cloth. Later Printing.. 114 pp. No jacket, a few brownish drip strains on front cover. Front and rear cover grayish-green, spine sunned to tannish color. Logo of boy and girl silhouettes on front cover.Endpapers heavily foxed, perhaps from newsprint bleeding, but text is fairly bright and clean. Binding firm. No markings. Abridged edition containing the science portions of "The World As I See It." Translated from German by Alan Harris. Size: 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall.

$6.65

Alaska Science Nuggets
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Alaska Science Nuggets

By Davis, Neil, Ed.

Fairbanks, Alaska: University of Alaska Geophysical Institute, 1984. Book. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 2nd Printing.. 233 pp. Beige stiff wraps. Upper corner thumbed. Drip-like stain on rear cover. Else near fine, spine uncreased. Text clean. Numerous b&w photos, illustrations and diagrams. A collection of 400 pop-science mini-essays on a wide variety of scientific topics, orginally written as Q&A newspaper columns for Alaska and Canadian papers in the 1970s and 80s. Many touch on Arctic environmental conditions and oil and gas-drilling issues beginning to emerge in that era. Also discussions of earthquakes, tsunamis, glaciers, etc. Written for the layment, with a considerable bit of humor is injected. Size: 4to -- 11 in Tall.

$4.75

Captured By Aliens: The Seach for Life and Truth in a Very Large Universe
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Captured By Aliens: The Seach for Life and Truth in a Very Large Universe

By Achenbach, Joel

NY: Simon & Schuster, 1999. Book. Near Fine. Cloth & Boards. First Edition.. 415 pp., notes, index. Nearly new, no markings. A Washington Post reporter gives a readable, witty layman's account of the evidence for extraterrestrial life and what scientists are doing about it. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.60

Clone: The Road to Dolly and the Path Ahead

By Kolata, Gina

NY: William Morrow, 1998. Book. Very Good +. Boards. First Edition.. 276 pp. Nearly new, no marks. Includes notes, index. A New York Times journalist with graduate work in molecular biology examines Ian Wilmut's cloning breakthrough that produced Dolly the lamb, and the ensuing debate about the ethics of cloning experimentation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$2.85

Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics
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Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

By Bohren, Craig F.

Somerset, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons Inc, 1987. Ex-Library. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 3rd Printing. 8vo - 9 In Tall. 195 pp., bibliography. Light wear, thumbed, library stampings and spine label. Binding firm. Foreword by Jearl Walker. A collection of 25 simple experiments that can be done at home to learn about forces that shape the universe, create weather conditions, etc. A readable, advanced version of Mr. Wizard..

$3.47

The Tao of Physics

By Capra, Fritjof

NY: Bantam, 1988. Book. Fair +. Mass Market Paperback. Revised Edition, Later Printing. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 346 pp., with notes, bibliography. moderate wear, faint writing on inside cover, number written on fore edge, browned covers, spine faded, light toning. Binding sturdy. 2nd edition revised and updated. Capra, founder of the Elmwood Institute in Berkeley, analyzes links and parallels between the ideas of Eastern religion and western physics..

$2.85

Madame Curie: A Biography

By Curie, Eve (Sheean, Vincent, Trans.)

Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1937. Book. Fair. Cloth. Later Edition.. 412 pp. Rear hinge split, textblock separated from rear cover. Text clean but reippled, moderately toned, no markings except for a gift inscription on front endpaper. Madame Curie recounts her life and scientific career that led to the development of radiology. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$1.90

Astronomical Telescopes and Observatories for Amateurs
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Astronomical Telescopes and Observatories for Amateurs

By Moore, Patrick, Ed.

NY: W.W. Norton & Co., 1973. Book. Very Good. Cloth. 1st American Edition.. 256 pp. Very clean and bright, no markings except a previous owner's name in corner of front endpaper. Dust jacket has faded spine, three horizontal slit-like wrinkles, front and back, perhaps from being used as a cutting board. Dj's lower corner of front flap is clipped, but publisher's price is present in upper corner. A collection of articles about equipment for the amateur astronomer, written by 15 British astronomers. Topics include reflecting telescopes, refracting telescopes, eyepieces, mountings, telescope photography, cinephotography, run-off observatories and observatory domes. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.50