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The Riddle of the Compass: The Invention That Changed the World

By: Aczel, Amir D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harcourt: 2001

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 022871

ISBN: 0151005060

Condition: Very Good


Sometimes it pays to be in the right place at the right time. Certainly the mariners in Amalfi in the twelfth century were. Here the compass was first invented and used in navigation, eventually helping to make Italians the world's greatest sailors.But the story of the compass is shrouded in mystery and myth. It begins in ancient China around the birth of Christ. A mysterious lodestone whose powers affected metal was known to the Emperor. This piece of metal suspended in water always pointed north and was put to excellent use in feng shui, the Chinese art of finding the right location. How... View more info

A Tribute to Michael Faraday

By: Appleyard, Rollo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.: 1931

Edition: First

Seller ID: 027822

Condition: Good


Dark blue cloth boards with faded spine and upper front panel, PO name/date ffep, fore-edges tanned. No dust jacket. View more info

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Slaying the Sky Dragon : Death of the Greenhouse Gas Theory

By: Ball, Tim (et al)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: USA, Stairway Press: 2001

Edition: Stated First Trade Paper Version

Seller ID: 023627

ISBN: 0982773412

Condition: Very Good


PO gift inscription, diagonal crease to lower right corner front panel, no creasing to spine. "This volume is a scientific tour de force and the gamechanger for international environmental policymakers as well as being a joy to read for hard-pressed taxpayers everywhere." View more info

Nomogenesis or Evolution Determined By Law

By: Berg, Leo S.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Company: 1926

Edition: First English Language Edition

Seller ID: 020184

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with sl. edgewear, esp. spine ends and corners, gilt ttle to spine remains bright, PO name ffep otherwise internally unmarked, eps tanned, View more info

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Journey to the Ants: A Story of Scientific Exploration

By: Bert Hölldobler; Edward O. Wilson

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 030598

ISBN: 0674485262

Condition: Very Good


Long PO gift inscription to first (half title) page but o/w unmarked and in very good condition. View more info

The Book of Man: The Quest to Discover Our Genetic Heritage

By: Bodmer, W.F.; McKie, Robin

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Little Brown: 1994

Edition: First

Seller ID: 014281

ISBN: 0316905208

Condition: Very Good


D/W price-clipped. View more info

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A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change

By: Calvin, William H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Univ of Chicago Pr: 2002

Seller ID: 023105

ISBN: 0226092011

Condition: Very Good


PO name, no other markings or defects. View more info

The Magic Furnace: The Search for the Origins of Atoms

By: Chown, Marcus

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1999

Edition: First/First Printing

Seller ID: 017127

ISBN: 0224042068

Condition: Very Good


Appears unread, corners lightly bumped, media release laid in, D/W lightly rubbed. View more info

Gatton College : 100 Years of Science with Practice

By: Craig-Smith, Stephen J.; Pearson, Craig J.; Middleton, Juliet C.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Australia, Universit of Queensland Press: 1996

Edition: First

Seller ID: 027573

ISBN: 090981628X

Condition: Fine


An unmarked :as new copy detailing "the development of Queensland's oldest tertiary institution. In the course of its own rich and distinguished history, a parallel history emerges of the evolution of Australian agriculture. View more info

Augustine to Galileo :the history Of Science A.D. 400-1650

By: Crombie, A. C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1957

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 026204

Condition: Good


PO name ffep otherwise internally unmarked. D/W with closed tears to spine and back panel (now protected in removable clear archival plastic cover). View more info

A shorter history of Science

By: Dampier, Sir William Cecil

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Cambridge at The University Press: 1944

Seller ID: 026769

Condition: Good


Red cloth boards remain clean and bright, as is gilt title to spine, corner lightly bumped, upper fore-edges tanned. D/W with artwork by John Hookham has sl. edgewear but is not price-clipped with original price of 7s.6d.intact. View more info

Heroes of Science : botanists, zoologists, and Geologists

By: Duncan, Professor P. Martin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1882

Seller ID: 026758

Condition: Good


Presume first edition. Decorative boards, spine faded, patterned endpapers tanned, some foxing to prelims but internally surprisingly clear, PO name dated 1906, sl. bleeding of red boards lower back gutter but no evidence of water damage. View more info

The Journey from Eden : The Peopling of Our World

By: Fagan, Brian M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, Thames & Hudson: 1990

Edition: First

Seller ID: 025923

ISBN: 0500050570

Condition: Good


An unmarked copy with slanted spine, sl. spotting to fore-edges. D/W lightly rubbed (now protected in removable clear archival plastic cover). "Today, as we struggle to comprehend the world as a single, fragile entity, threatened by global warming, the story of our ingenious, intrepid Ice Age ancestors holds lessons for us all." View more info

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Dorothy Hodgkin: A Life

By: Ferry, Georgina

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Granta Books: 1998

Edition: First

Seller ID: 029319

ISBN: 1862071675

Condition: Very Good


An unmarked copy in very good condition. "This is a beautifully clear evocation of the science that lay at the heart of Dorothy Hodgkin's life." View more info

Concerning Amines : Theri properties, preparation and Reaction

By: Ginsburg, David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oxford, Pergamon Press: 1967

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 009218

Condition: Very


A gently used copy with PO name/date on half title page. View more info

Cambridge Illustrated Thesaurus of Chemistry

By: Godman, Arthur; Denney, Ronald C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1985

Edition: First

Seller ID: 012430

ISBN: 0521263646

Condition: Very Good


Covered with non-removable clear plastic, PO stamp to TP, name crossed out and a second name inserted, clean with tight binding. View more info

Measure for Measure: The Story of Imperial, Metric, and Other Units

By: Hebra, Alexius J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Johns Hopkins Univ Pr: 2003

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 024364

ISBN: 0801870720

Condition: Brand New


"From the cubit used by Noah to build the ark to the angstrom in spectroscopy, units of measure have been integral to science and engineering." View more info

Recoding Nature: Critical Perspectives On Genetic Engineering

By: Hindmarsh, Richard; Lawrence, Geoffrey

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Australia, New South Wales Univ Pr Ltd: 2004

Edition: First

Seller ID: 014842

ISBN: 0868407410

Condition: Nr. Fine


The book addresses some fundamental and profound questions such as: Are GM foods safe to eat? What do consumers think about GM foods and, alternatively, organic produce? What are the real risks of genetic pollution? And is it appropriate to delete a supposed gene for sadness? "Recoding Nature" challenges the assumptions of those preparing the world for a 'recoded' DNA future. View more info

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Old Wine New Flasks: Reflections on Science and Jewish Tradition

By: Hoffmann, Roald; Schmidt, Shira Leibowitz

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., W H Freeman & Co: 1997

Seller ID: 027173

ISBN: 0716728990

Condition: New


"A unique and provocative look at how science and religion - too often considered at odds with one another - are actually parallel ways of trying to make sense of the same material world, each a voice intertwining with the other to help shape true human understanding." View more info

Method and Appraisal in the Physical Sciences: The Critical Background to Modern Science, 1800-1905

By: Howson, Colin (edited by)

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Cambride, Cambridge University Press: 1976

Edition: First

Seller ID: 014663

ISBN: 0521211107

Condition: Very Good


PO name ffep. View more info