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Nineteeth Cenury Scientific Instruments

By Turner, Gerard. foreword by Dame Margare Weston

London & Berkeley: Sotheby Publications / University of California Press, 1983. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Quarto (over size) Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 320 p. w/ b&w Ilus, a few color illus., list of instrument makers, bibiography, index. A survey of 19th c. scientific insruments, with information on identification, function, and dating.

$45.00

A History of Industrial Power in the United States , 1780 - 1930 : Volume Three [ 3 ] : the Transmission of Power

By Hunter, Louis C. and Lynwood Bryant

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1991. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Octavo (standard sized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Missing dust jacket. Ex-library. Contains what one would expect in such a book - notes in pencil on margins, check out slip, bar code, date due sticker, 'withdrawn" stamp on endpaper, name of Library on foredge.

$80.00

Dredging on the Panama Canal

By Claybourn, John G.

Chicago: A Kroch, 1931. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 261 p. w/ frontis - 97p, of text, with 80 b&w illus and a fold out table of excavation. A detailed and fairly administrative discussion of this important engineering and transportation project.

$45.00

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 7 The Modern Social Sciences

By Porter, Theodore and Dorothy Ross, editors

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Thick octavo (slightly oversized). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 762 p. w/ footnotes, index. 43 scholarly essays.

$80.00

Progress in Ball Lightning Research : Proceedings of the Interdisciplinary Congress VIZOTUM held a the SIR Conference Hall, Salzburg, Austria, September 20 - 22, 1993

By Keul, Alexander G. editor

Salzburg, Austria: The VIZOTUM Project, 1993. First edition. Oversized Paperback. Very good. Thin quarto (oversized). Paperback in a plastic binder. Slight wear to edges, a bit of scuffing to clear plastic covers. Name of former owner on cover. 126 p. w/ murky illus.. 25 short scholarly papers with summary appendices on discussions, media coverage, and more.

$125.00

History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph

By Prescott, George B. Superintendent of Electric Telegraph Lines

Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1866. 3rd edition, revised and enlarged. Hardcover in original brown cloth. Good. Small octavo (standard size). Some wear to edges and corners of boards, bumping at head and heel and lower corners. Spine slightly faded. A few spot on the boards. Gift inscription in pencil on flyleaf. Hinge a little loose for the first signature. A couple pages are roughy opened at edges, but very minor tears. 509 p. w/ frontis of telegraph machne with tissue guard intact, various b&w illus. throughout text, index. A standard work on the subject for about two decades, still attractive despite use.

$55.00

Thomas Browne and the Writings of Early Modern Science

By Preston, Claire

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 250 p. w/ footnotes, very few illus., bibliography, index. A detailed study of Browne wirtings in the context of natural philosophy and early modern empiricism.

$40.00

An Analysis of "Worlds in Collision" CRSR 621

By Sagan, Carl

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Center for Radiophysics and Radio Research, 1976. First edition. Staplebound softcover. Good. Thin quarto (slightly oversized). Name of former owner on cover with numerical stamp of "28". Some wear to edges and corners of covers and a bit of fading. 87 p. w/ appendices, references. Later published in "Scientists Confront Velikovsky" 1977 ed. by Donald Goldsmith. A very uncommon Sagan report on a controversial subject.

$80.00

Experimental Researches in Chemistry and Physics

By Faraday, Michael

London: Taylor and Francis, 1991. Facsimile. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 496 p. w/ 3 plates at end, one a fold out. An attractive facsimile reprint of this important work by this experimental philosopher, best known for his work in electricity and magnetism. Taylor and Francis also published the first edition of this work in 1859.

$30.00

Wireless Man : Reminiscences of a Wireless Operator at Sea and Ashore 1914 - 1928

By Wedemeyer, George. edited by Martin and Merrill Skrocki

King's Point, NY: American Merchant Museum Press, 1987. First edition. metal prong fasteners, with paper covers encased in clear plastic covers. . Very good. Thick quarto (oversized). Pages are single sided. Some wear to edges and corners. Covers scuffed. Some wear at fastener holes. SIGNED twice and inscribed by the author. Publishing statement on title page: "This book, in manuscript form, was published by the American Merchant Museum Press, Kings Point, New York, in September 1987". A signed letter fom the author is included, reguesting two additions included with the letter: a sticker adding text to page 7, and a picture to be added at page 136. 302 single sided pages w/ illus. The memoir of Ann Arbor born Wedemeyer, whose amateur engagement with wireless changed his life, and he spent much of his career on ships (some on the Great Lakes), eventually creating his own business in his hometown. Uncommon.

$120.00

Aristotelian - Thomistic Philosophy of Measure and the International System of Units (SI) : Correlation of International System of Units with the Philosophy of Aristotle and St. Thomas

By Crowley, Charles Bonaventure O.P. edited with a prescript by Peter A. Redpath

Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/no dj issued. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. 264 p. w/ frontis, appendix, index of names. A study looking at the influence of philosophy from these two men on mensuration and related processes.

$55.00

Hans Albert Einstein : Reminiscences of His Life and Our Life Together

By Einstein, Elizabeth Roboz. foreword by Ronald W. Clark

Iowa City, IA: Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research, University of Iowa, 1991. First edition. Trade Paperback Original. Very good. Thin octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners. 112 p. w/ illustrations, appendices, references. A short joint biography by Roboz Einstein, focusing on their marriage and HAE's own achievements in hydraulic engineering. Includes an short biography of HAE's mother, Mileva Einstein-Maric by Dord Krstic, written at Roboz Einstein's request.

$55.00

Genius Inventor : the Controversy About the Work of Randall Mills, America's Newton, in Historical and Contemporary Context

By Stolper, Thomas E.

New Haven, CT.: by the author, 2006. First edition. Trade Paperback Original. Very Good. Octavo ( standard size ). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Slight scuffing to covers. 339 p. w/ index, footnotes.

$450.00

Material Handling Cyclopedia : a Reference Book Covering Definitions, Descriptions, Illustrations, and methods of Use of Material Handling Machines Employed By Industry

By Wright. Roy V., John G. Little, and Robert C. Augur, editors

New York, NY: Simmons-Boardman Publishing, 1921. First edition. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good. No dust jacket issued. Heavy quarto ( oversized). Slight wear to top edges of boards, more so at lower corners and edges, with the cloth worn through at front and rear lower corners. Slight soiling to endpapers. 846 p. divided into Definition, Illustrated Text, and Catalog sections. The many illustrations are primarily photographic, with some obvious retouching, though drawings are not infrequent. Some areas covered include conveyors, hoists, trolleys, industrial cars, non-farm tractors, handcarts, coal handling & storage, overhead trackage, elevators, and more.

$95.00

The Global Approach to Quantum Field Theory 2 vols. International Series on Physics 114

By DeWitt, Bryce

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2010. Reprint of the 2003 new edition. . Hardcover w/glossy boards. Very Good. No dust jacket issued. 2 quarto sized volumes (larger than standard) Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, with just a bit of scuffing to covers. Small ink matk to foredge of v. 1. A detailed study of the interrelatedness of classical field theory, quantum mechanics and quantum field theory.

$120.00

Stalinist Science

By Krementsov, Nikolai

Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, 1997. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo ( standard size) Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. Back cover of dj scuffed. 371 p. w/ notes, index, appendixe of Stalinist science "NewSpeak", and lists of key events. A useful and informative work describing science in the Stalin era, detailing the ebb and flow of control, ambition, real science, and political interference during that time.

$60.00

A History of Chemistry. Volume Three ( 3 , III )

By Partington, J. R.

London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1962. First edition. Hardcover. Good in Good price-clipped dust jacket. Quarto-sized. Light wear to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine. Dj has wear and rubbing along edges with many small tears and scuffing to covers with fading along spine. Light marks on upper and lower edges of pages with some minor browning and smudges. Name of previous owner stamped on front free endpaper. 854 pages with illustrations, footnotes, lists of authors and publications, and 2 indices. A history of chemistry from the seventeenth century to the work of Dalton.

$90.00

A History of Chemistry. Volume Two ( 2 , II )

By Partington, J. R.

London: Macmillan & Co., 1961. First edition. Hardcover. Good in Good price-clipped dust jacket. Quarto-sized. Light wear to edges of boards with bumping to head and heel of spine. Dj has wear and rubbing along edges with some small tears and scuffing to covers with long pencil marks on back cover and fading along spine. St. Martin's sticker on dj's heel of spine. Light browning to page edges with pencil mark and foxing on upper edges. Name of previous owner stamped on front free endpaper. 795 pages with illustrations, figures, footnotes, table of symbols, lists of authors and publications, and 2 indices. A detailed look at the history of chemistry from da Vinci to Boerhaave.

$55.00

"Eastern Magnificence & European Ingenuity" : Clocks of Late Imperial China

By Pagani, Catherine

Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2001. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 286 pages with illustrations, 3 appendices (1. the imperial workshop, 2. European makers of clocks and automata, 3. European makers of clocks and automata for the Chinese market), endnotes, list of transliterations, bibliography, and index. A study of the clocks made for the Qing dynasty by European artisans and their uses in Chinese society at the time, with a discussion of the import trade in European clockworks.

$60.00

The Social Production of Scientific Knowledge. Sociology of the Sciences Yearbook 1977

By Mendelsohn, Everett, Peter Weingart, and Richard Whitley editors

Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing Company, 1977. First edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Creasing at covers near spine. Lower corner at front cover creased. 294 p. w/ index, notes and references at the end of each essay. 11 essays, all in English, on the Institutionalization of the sciences, Social Relations of Cognitive Structures of the Sciences, and Social Goals, Political Programmes, and Scientific Norms.

$30.00

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