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A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest. Part I. Diseases of the Lung and Windpipe. (Dunglison's American Medical Library.)

By: Stokes, William; Dr. Acland; Hudson, Alfred

Price: $695.00

Publisher: A. Waldie: 1837

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2072854

Condition: Good


First American edition (preceded by Dublin edition printed the same year). Front joint split (easily repaired - we are happy to include this service as part of the purchase price, or sell as is if you prefer to work directly with a bindery of your choice), minor wear to corners, front & end matter foxed. 1837 Hard Cover. xv, 360 pp. 8vo. Cloth boards, brown morocco spine label, gilt titles & rules. One of two important works written by Stokes on cardiac and pulmonary diseases. Originally published in 1837, reissued in 1882 by the New Sydenham Society. Stokes also wrote one of the first treatis... View more info

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A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest. Part I. Diseases of the Lung and Windpipe.

By: Stokes, William; Dr. Acland; Hudson, Alfred

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Ed. Barrington & Geo. D. Haswell.: 1844

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2275131

Condition: Good


Second edition. Rebound: brown calf spine with gilt titles over marbled boards, new endsheets. Hinges just beginning to weaken, ink name on title page. 1844 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 528, [36] pp. 8vo. One of two important works written by Stokes on cardiac and pulmonary diseases, originally published in 1837. Stokes also wrote one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. Garrison-Morton 2213: Stokes, most prominent of the Irish school of medicine, established his reputation by his book on diseases of the chest. Important among its contents are... View more info

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DMT: The Spirit Molecule: A Doctor's Revolutionary Research into the Biology of Near-Death and Mystical Experiences

By: Strassman, Rick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Park Street Press: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286362

ISBN: 0892819278

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, light stain and faint smudge on page ridges. 2001 Trade Paperback. xviii, 358 pp. A clinical psychiatrist explores the effects of DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. A behind-the-scenes look at the cutting edge of psychedelic research. Provides a unique scientific explanation for the phenomenon of alien abduction experiences. From 1990 to 1995 Dr. Rick Strassman conducted U.S. Government-approved and funded clinical research at the University of New Mexico in which he injected sixty volunteers with DMT, one of the most powerful psychedelics known. His detailed acco... View more info

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Greek Biology and Medicine (Our Debt to Greece and Rome Series)

By: Taylor, Henry Osborn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Marshall Jones Company, Boston / The Plimpton Press, Norwood: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2037530

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name & date on front endpaper. 1922 Hard Cover. xv, 151 pp. 8vo. List of books in series follows text. Navy blue cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt. A concise history of early biology, the Hippocratics, Aristotle's biological studies, progress in anatomy and medicine, Galen's final system, and links between ancient Greek and modern medicine. Outline of Greek medicine's influence follows text, along with notes and bibliography. View more info

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Trees of New York: Field Guide

By: Tekiela, Stan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Adventure Publications: 2006

Seller ID: 2267098

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 2006 Small Softcover. xii, 246 pp. Make tree identification in New York simple and even more fun with the Trees of New York Field Guide! Featuring 118 species of trees, this book gives you the details you need to learn about trees found in New York. The author s notes include naturalist information and gee-whiz facts. The full-page, professional-quality photographs correspond with full-page descriptions. For naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts, Trees of New York is a must-have! 4.2 inches x 0.6 inches x 6.3 inches. View more info

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The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

By: Thomas, Lewis

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268952

Condition: Very Good


Pages faintly toned, minor general wear. 1979 Mass Market Paperback. viii, 180 pp. Elegant, suggestive, and clarifying, Lewis Thomas's profoundly humane vision explores the world around us and examines the complex interdependence of all things. Extending beyond the usual limitations of biological science and into a vast and wondrous world of hidden relationships, this provocative book explores in personal, poetic essays to topics such as computers, germs, language, music, death, insects, and medicine. Lewis Thomas writes, Once you have become permanently startled, as I am, by the realization... View more info

Development of a Hydrohandling System for Sorting and Sizing Apples (Marketing Research Report No. 743)

By: United States Department of Agriculture

Price: $3.00

Publisher: United States Department of Agriculture: 1966

Seller ID: 1282347

Condition: Very Good


Front cover edges toned. 1966 Large Softcover. CONTENTS: Summary; Introduction; Apple fruit characteristics related to hydrohandling; Fruit buoyancy; Surface orientation; Buoyant velocity; Fruit submersion; Angle of repose of accumulated fruit underwater; Fruit movement on inclined surfaces by sliding or rolling; Water penetration of fruit; Conclusions; Components for a hydrohandling system; Box dumper; Sorting devices; Sizing Devices; Testing of pilot model hydrosizer; Pallet box fillers; Pilot model hydrofiller; Fruit bruising tests of pilot model hydrofiller; conclusions; proposed hydrohand... View more info

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Privileged Hands: A Scientific Life

By: Vermeij, Geerat

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W.H. Freeman: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201264

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1996 Hard Cover. xi, 297 pp. Dr. Geerat (Gary) Vermeij is one of the foremost evolutionary biologists of our time and has been blind since the age of four. Professionally, he is known for his ability to identify a shell and its provenance from its shape and texture. To Vermeij, scratches or chips on a shell are signs of having survived a struggle with a predator, what he calls the ancient arms race. Privileged Hands is no ordinary autobiography, it is the story of Dr. Vermeij's challenges and triumphs, how he sees, by moving his fingers across the surface of shells, gathering in... View more info

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Blood

By: Vroman, Leo

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Natural History Press: 1968

Seller ID: 2268951

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly creased, ink note on half-title page. 1968 Mass Market Paperback. xii, 178 pp. The only thriving wildlife still barely touched by man is the hot, confusing, and poorly lit world within himself. The strangely shaped glands and bones, the transparent lungs, the dense tangle of cells in the brain hold worlds within worlds; and through it all, streams of blood. Leo Vroman drew his first sample of blood shortly after World War II and, during the past twenty years, he has made the study of blood his vocation and avocation. The mechanisms of coagulation, have been of particular fascinat... View more info

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The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

By: Watson, James D.; Gann, Alexander

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2012

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2269246

ISBN: 1476715491

Condition: Near Fine


1st thus. An exceptional copy. 2012 Hard Cover. Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA, an annotated and illustrated edition of this classic book gives new insights into the personal relationships between James Watson, Frances Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin, and the making of a scientific revolution. View more info

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Jacobson's Organ and the Remarkable Nature of Smell

By: Watson, Lyall

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Plume Book: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268625

ISBN: 0452282586

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Address label on blurb page. 2001 Trade Paperback. xv, 255 pp. A fascinating study of the human sense of smell takes a close-up look at Jacobson's Organ, an anatomical features first discovered in 1811 and once dismissed as vestigial, and its significance in terms of a pheromonal mechanism that helps control human awareness, sexual behavior, and emotional states. View more info

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Our Trees: How to Know Them. With a Guide to Their Recognition at Any Season of the Year and Notes on Their Characteristics, Distribution, and Culture

By: Weed, Clarence M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1918

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 2260304

Condition: Very Good


Fifth edition. Many leaves and one bark sample laid in. No jacket, a few faint stains to rear board, boards and pages lightly toned. 1918 Large Hardcover. xxi, 295 pp. LIST OF PLATES AND DESCRIPTIONS: The Opening of the Chestnut Burr (Frontispiece); Illustrated Introduction; Pine Family--Conifers; Yew Family--Taxaceae; Palm Family--Palmae; Walnut Family--Juglandaceae; Willow and Poplar Family--Salicaceae; Birch Family--Petulaceae; Beech and Oak Family--Fagaceae; Elm Family--Ulmaceae; Mulberry Family--Moraceae; Magnolia Family--Magnoliaceae; Custard-Apple Family--Anonaceae; Laurel Family--Laura... View more info

Image for Our Trees: How to Know Them. With a Guide to Their Recognition at Any Season of the Year and Notes on Their Characteristics, Distribution, and Culture

Our Trees: How to Know Them. With a Guide to Their Recognition at Any Season of the Year and Notes on Their Characteristics, Distribution, and Culture

By: Weed, Clarence M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1936

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 2264597

Condition: Good


Fifth edition. Boards lightly soiled, ink name and owner sticker on front endpaper, ink initials on page ridge. 1936 Hard Cover. xxi, 295 pp. LIST OF PLATES AND DESCRIPTIONS: The Opening of the Chestnut Burr (Frontispiece); Illustrated Introduction; Pine Family--Conifers; Yew Family--Taxaceae; Palm Family--Palmae; Walnut Family--Juglandaceae; Willow and Poplar Family--Salicaceae; Birch Family--Petulaceae; Beech and Oak Family--Fagaceae; Elm Family--Ulmaceae; Mulberry Family--Moraceae; Magnolia Family--Magnoliaceae; Custard-Apple Family--Anonaceae; Laurel Family--Lauraceae; Witch Hazel Family--... View more info

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The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

By: Wells, Spencer

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286272

ISBN: 0812971469

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, wrapper edges lightly rubbed. 2003 Trade Paperback. xvi, 218 pp. Around 60,000 years ago, a man—genetically identical to us—lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races? Examining the hidden secrets of human evolution in our genetic code, Spencer Wells reveals how developments in the revolutionary science of popula... View more info

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A Manual of the Chiggers: The Biology, Classification, Distribution, and Importance to Man of the Larvae of the Family Trombiculidae (Acarina) (Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Washington, Number 4)

By: Wharton, G.S.; Fuller, H.S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Entomological Society of Washington: 1952

Seller ID: 2260277

Condition: Very Good


Ink name and date on front endpaper (R.L. Gering, an arachnologist, from whose library this volume was acquired), boards lightly soiled. 1952 Hard Cover. 185 pp. 8vo. A study of tiny harvest mites commonly referred to as chiggers, which are members of the arachnida class, and known for causing itchy rashes with their bites (referred to in the scientific world as trombiculosis). Chiggers feed on animal cells during their larval phase, but are harmless herbivores in adulthood. View more info

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The Biology of Pneumococcus: The Bacteriological, Biochemical, and Immunological Characters and Activities of Diplococcus Pneumoniae [with] Four Signed Letters from the Author

By: White, Benjamin; Robinson, Elliott Stirling; Barnes, Laverne Almon

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Commonwealth Fund: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2272715

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Affixed to the endpapers are four envelopes containing correspondence (two ALSs and two TLSs) from the author to a Mrs. Helen H. Boynton of Rochester, New York, three written before the book's publication, and the final letter presenting this copy of the book to her for the admirable way in which you carried out your task of abstracting the literature, without which the book could not have been written. Mrs. Boynton appears to have provided the author with numerous article citations pertinent to the work, which based on the letters became some, if not all, of the bibliographic c... View more info

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In the Beat of a Heart: Life, Energy, and the Unity of Nature

By: Whitfield, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203077

ISBN: 0309096812

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A fine copy.Fine. 2006 Hard Cover. vii, 270 pp. For centuries, scientists have dreamt of discovering an underlying unity to nature. Science now offers powerful explanations for both the dazzling diversity and striking similarities seen in the living world. Life is complicated. It is truly the entangled bank that Charles Darwin described. But scientists are now discovering that energy is the unifying force that joins all life on Earth. Visionary biologists have advanced a new theory that explains how the natural world--from the tiniest amoeba to the greatest rain forest--are cons... View more info

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Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of some Current Evolutionary Thought

By: Williams, George C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1974

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 1698015

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Light creases along cover, cover lightly toned. 1974 Trade Paperback. 307 pp. Biological evolution is a fact--but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. In 1966, simple Darwinism, which holds that evolution functions primarily at the level of the individual organism, was threatened by opposing concepts such as group selection, a popular idea stating that evolution acts to select entire species rather than individuals. George Williams's famous argument in favor of the Darwinists struck a powerful blow to those in opposing camps. His Adaptation ... View more info

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The Danish Expedition to Siam 1899-1900, III. Chelonethi: An Account of the Indian False-Scorpions together with Studies on the Anatomy and Classification of the Order

By: With, C.J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Bianeo Lunos Bogtrykkeri: 1906

Seller ID: 2260275

Condition: Very Good


Custom binding, arachnologist Joseph Conrad Chamberlin's personal copy, with his pencil notes in text, additional leaves bound in with his notes in ink, and more blank leaves bound in for future notes. Chamberlin studied at Stanford and worked for most of his career at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Pseudoscorpions, the subject of this book, were his area of specialty, and 20 taxa are named after him. 1906 Hard Cover. 340 pp. A scientific study of pseudoscorpions based on data gathered during the Danish Galathea and the Danish Siam Expedition by entomologists Kjellerup and Mortensen. View more info

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Trespassers: Showing how the Inhabitants of Earth, Air, and Water are Enabled to Trespass on Domains Not Their Own

By: Wood, Rev. J.G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1875

Seller ID: 2289755

Condition: Good


Previously owned by Clyde Grange (labeled as number 33 in his library). Edge wear, spine repaired, bookplate inside front cover, small library stamp throughout. 1875 Hard Cover. 351, [1] pp. 8vo. Illustrations throughout the text. Original green cloth, black and gold design with cover depicting a lizard, beveled edges. CONTENTS: Introduction; Marine and Aquatic Trespassers: The Whales; Dolphins and Sirens; Seals; Reptilian Water Trespassers; Partial Water Trespassers: Carnivora; Roder Water Trespassers: The Beaver; Pachydermatous Water Trespassers: The Hippopotamus; Marsupial and Monotrematous... View more info

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Ferns: And How to Grow Them (The Garden Library)

By: Woolson, G.A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company: 1914

Seller ID: 2266615

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, ink names on front endpaper and chapter three, a few faint spots to a few pages. 1914 Hard Cover. x, 156 pp. CONTENTS: The Life of a Fern; Where Hardy Ferns Can Be Grown; Ferns in the Mixed Border; Rockwork for Ferns; Hardy Ferns for Indoor Culture, and How to Select Them; Ferns in the Living Room During Winter; Fern Rockeries Indoors; Fern Culture Under Bell Glasses and in the Wardian Case; Exotic Ferns Without a Greenhouse; Aerial Fern Culture; Ferns for Special Purposes; Index to Contents and Synonymy. Includes black-and-white illustrations. View more info

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Alpine Flowers and Rock Gardens, with Notes on Alpine Plants at Home

By: Wright, Walter P.; Graveson, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Limited: 1924

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2288803

Condition: Near Fine


Third edition. Faint spot on page ridge. 1924 Large Hardcover. 292 pp. Gilt titles on spine. Color illustrations tipped in. Illustrated in colour. With notes on Alpine Plants at Home by William Graveson. CONTENTS: Characteristics and Habitat; Alpine Plants at Home; Cultural; Descriptive and Selective. View more info

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The Nervous System: An Outline of the Structure and Function of the Human Nervous System and Sense Organs

By: Wyburn, G.M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Academic Press: 1960

Seller ID: 2270669

Condition: Near Fine


The personal copy of URMC professor and pioneer of neurotoxicology Bernard Weiss, with his name stamp on front endpaper. Near fine in very good jacket. Jacket lightly toned with minor wear along edges. 1960 Hard Cover. vii, [1], 184 pp. 8vo. An overview of the human nervous system, including chapters on: the anatomy of the central nervous system; cutaneous senses; proprioceptors; motoneurons; the eye; hearing; the chemical senses; the speech mechanism; the autonomic nervous system; hypothalamus; electroencephalogram and reticular formation; the cerebral hemispheres and consciousness; chemical ... View more info

Understanding the Brain and Its Development: A Chemical Approach

By: Yusuf, Harun K.M.; Sandhoff, Konrad

Price: $70.00

Publisher: World Scientific: 1992

Seller ID: 1538600

ISBN: 9971507560

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. Jacket spine faded, tear on rear jacket panel along spine.Very Good. 1992 Hard Cover. xx, 382 pp. The understanding of brain functions at the molecular level has been one of the greatest challenges for man. Up to now, the basis of its most important functions, including the development of consciousness and personality, and the mechanism of learning and memory, remains unknown. However, the pace of discovery at the morphological, cellular, neurophysiological and molecular levels of brain functions has been quite rapid in the past decades. Neurosciences has therefore be... View more info

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Rats, Lice and History

By: Zinsser, Hans

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Transaction Publishers: 2008

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2195956

ISBN: 1412806720

Condition: Very Good


Top corner of book bumped. 2008 Trade Paperback. xxxi, 301 pp. When Rats, Lice and History appeared in 1935, Hans Zinsser was a highly regarded Harvard biologist who had never written about historical events. Although he had published under a pseudonym, virtually all of his previous writings had dealt with infections and immunity and had appeared either in medical and scientific journals or in book format. Today he is best remembered as the author of Rats, Lice, and History, which gone through multiple editions and remains a masterpiece of science writing for a general readership. To Zinss... View more info

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Incunable: Single Leaf from Theophrastus' Peri Phyton Altion [On the Causes of Plants]

By: [Theophrastus]

Price: $425.00

Publisher: Aldus Manutius: 1497

Seller ID: 2173010

Condition: Near Fine


Matted and framed. Slight wrinkle, but overall extremely well-preserved - no tears, stains, chips, or other markings. 1497 Single Sheet. Pages 133/134 of the edition of Peri Phyton Altion, or On the Causes of Plants, printed by Aldus Manutius in 15th century Venice. Theophrastus was a successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school at the Lyceum, and is often considered the father of botany, though his writings treated a variety of other scientific and philosophical topics. This particular work was influential in Renaissance science: it and his other major work on the subject, Enquiry into Pl... View more info