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cover of Relativity: The Special And General Theory.

Relativity: The Special And General Theory.

by Einstein, Albert

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Published
1920
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London: Methuen and Co, 1920. First edition of the scientist's ground breaking work. Octavo, original red cloth, frontispiece of the author and with five diagrams. Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with loss of section at rear. Translated by Robert W. Lawson. Scarce in the original dust jacket. It can hardly be disputed that the theories put… Read more
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cover of The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe.

The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe.

by Weinberg, Steven

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Published
1979
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New York: Basic Books, 1979. First edition, early printing of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist's classic work. Octavo, original black cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, "To John Steven Weinberg Oct 2000." Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with a touch of rubbing.
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cover of Exact Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations

Exact Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations

by Kramer, D; H. Stephani, E. Herlt and M. MacCallum, edited by E. Schmutzer [Stephen Hawking]

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Published
1980
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1980. First edition of this work on Einstein. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of Stephen Hawking with his name written on the front free endpaper. Stephen Hawking was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of… Read more
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cover of Principles of Cosmology and Gravitation.

Principles of Cosmology and Gravitation.

by Berry, Michael [Stephen Hawking]

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Published
1976
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. General relativity and quantum mechanics have become the two central pillars of theoretical physics. Moreover, general relativity has important applications in astrophysics and high-energy particle physics. Covering the fundamentals of the subject, Principles of Cosmology and Gravitation describes the universe as revealed by observations and presents a theoretical framework to enable important cosmological formulae… Read more
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cover of An Introduction to Regge Theory and High Energy Physics.

An Introduction to Regge Theory and High Energy Physics.

by Collins, P.D.B. [Stephen Hawking]

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Published
1977
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977. This book presents an extended introduction to the theory of hadrons, the elementary particles which occur in the atomic nucleus. The main emphasis is on the theory of the complex angular momentum plane 'Regge theory', which has grown from Regge's demonstration in 1959 that it is useful to regard angular momentum as a complex… Read more
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cover of Spacetime and Geometry: The Alfred Schild Lectures.

Spacetime and Geometry: The Alfred Schild Lectures.

by Matzner, Richard A. and L.C. Sheply (editors), [Stephen Hawking]

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Published
1982
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Austin: University of Texas Press, 1982. These reports, at the forefront of relativity theory when they were written, in particular the geometrical aspects of spacetime theory, were the result of the Alfred Schild Memorial Lecture Series presented at the University of Texas at Austin beginning in 1977. Each article is a self-contained summary of an important area of contemporary… Read more
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cover of Galileo At Work: His Scientific Biography.

Galileo At Work: His Scientific Biography.

by Drake, Stillman [Stephen Hawking]

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Published
1978
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Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 1978. This fascinating, scholarly study by one of the world's foremost authorities on Galileo offers a vivid portrait of one of history's greatest minds. Detailed accounts, including many excerpts from Galileo's own writings, offer insights into his work on motion, mechanics, hydraulics, strength of materials, and projectiles. 36 black-and-white illustrations.
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cover of The Newton Handbook.

The Newton Handbook.

by Gjertsen, Derek [Stephen Hawking]

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Published
1986
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London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986. First edition of this work on Newton. Octavo, original cloth. From the library of Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who, like Newton, held the post as Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. Both Newton and Hawking's scientific works focused on gravity, with Hawking's research… Read more
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cover of Godel's Proof.

Godel's Proof.

by Nagel, Ernest and James R. Newman [Stephen Hawking]

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Published
1964
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London: Routledge and Kegan Paul Ltd, 1964. Early printing of this work on Godel. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. From the library of physicist Stephen Hawking. Stephen Hawking was a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author who was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the… Read more
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cover of Superstring Theory.

Superstring Theory.

by Green, Michael B.; John H. Schwarz and Edward Witten. [Stephen Hawking]

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Published
1987
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987. Published during a period of rapid progress in superstring theory, Green, Schwarz, and Witten's two volumes on the subject were highly influential for a generation of students and researchers. A self-contained introduction to superstrings, Volume 1 begins with an elementary treatment of the bosonic string, before describing the incorporation of additional degrees of freedom:… Read more
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cover of The Extended Selfish Gene.

The Extended Selfish Gene.

by Dawkins, Richard

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2016
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. First edition of the 40th Anniversary of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Richard Dawkins on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Desmond Morris.
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cover of The Formation Of Vegetable Mould, Through The Action of Worms, With Observations On Their Habits.

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London: John Murray, 1883. Ealry printing of Darwin's final work, published shortly before his death. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. In near fine condition Bookplate to the pastedown. A sharp example of this work by the leading mind in evolutionary biology. One of the most important figures in human history, English naturalist, geologist and biologist Charles Darwin became internationally renowned… Read more
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cover of Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.

Sexual Behavior in the Human Female.

by Kinsey, Alfred C., Wardell B. Pomeroy, Clyde E. Martin and Paul H. Gebhard

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Published
1953
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Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1953.
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cover of Foreign Bodies in Air and Food Passages: Charted Experience in Cases No. 631 to No. 1155 at the Bronchoscopic Clinic.

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Philadelphia: American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, 1923. First edition of the renowned Philadelphia otolaryngologist's case study. Octavo, original blindstamped cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel, profusely illustrated with charts and photographs. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, To Frederick S. Bigelow Chevalier Jackson." The recipient has also inscribed a… Read more
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cover of On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

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London: John Murray, 1860. Rare second edition, second issue, in Freeman's binding variant "a" of Darwin's magnum opus. Freeman 376; Norman 594. Octavo, original publisher's green cloth. In excellent condition with the spine gilt bright, contemporary owner's signature to the title, marginalia on pages 72 and 132. A nice example.
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cover of Nobel Lectures: Physiology or Medicine 1942-1962.

Nobel Lectures: Physiology or Medicine 1942-1962.

by Watson, James D; Francis Crick; Maurice Wilkins; Arthur Kornberg, Joshua Lederberg

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Published
1964
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Amsterdam: Elsevier Publishing Company, 1964. First edition of this collection of Nobel Lectures in physiology or medicine from the years 1942-1962. Thick Octavo, original yellow cloth. Signed by all three Nobel Prize-winning scientists Francis Crick, James D. Watson and Maurice Wilkins on the title page. They were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1962, "for their discoveries concerning… Read more
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cover of Observations on a Salmon River: Recollections of Frank Gray Griswold.

Observations on a Salmon River: Recollections of Frank Gray Griswold.

by Griswold, Frank Gray

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Published
1922
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New York: Thomas Gibbons, 1922. First edition of Griswold's recollections of salmon fishing on the Grand Cascapedia River in the Recollections of Frank Gray Griswold series. Octavo, original cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, " Compliments of F. Gray Griswold 1923." Frontispiece map of the Grand Cascapedia… Read more
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cover of Yosemite Trails.

Yosemite Trails.

by Chase, Joseph Smeaton

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Published
1911
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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911. First edition of J. Smeaton Chase's classic survey of the Yosemite Valley. Octavo, original illustrated cloth, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with photographs by the author throughout. In near fine condition. A very clean example.    
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cover of Extended Abstracts: Fractal Aspects of Materials.

Extended Abstracts: Fractal Aspects of Materials.

by Mandelbrot, Benoit

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Published
1985
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Materials Research Society, 1985. First edition. Octavo, original light blue wrappers. Signed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the front cover. In near fine condition.
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cover of Computer Experiments With Fractional Gaussian Noises. Part 1,2,3.

Computer Experiments With Fractional Gaussian Noises. Part 1,2,3.

by Mandelbrot, Benoit and James R. Wallis

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Published
1969
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Water Resources Research, 1969. Original pamphlet from February 1969, from the Water Resources Research. Signed by Benoit Mandelbrot on the front cover. In very good condition, in wrappers as issued. For his contributions in mathematics, Benoit Mandelbrot has been awarded the Harvey Prize (1989), the Wolf Foundation Prize for Physics (1993), and the Japan Prize (2003). Science writer Arthur… Read more
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