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The Language of Life: An Introduction to the Science of Genetics

By: Beadle, George & Muriel

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263983


First edition. Signed by both authors without attribution on half-title page ('Sincerely, George Beadle, Muriel Beadle'). Faint abrasion on front board. 1966 Full-Leather. x, [4], 242, [4] pp. 8vo. Finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full beige morocco with gilt titles, rules, and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The collector who had these rebound included his/her monogram on the corner of the front board: O.C.S. A description of the science of gen... View more info

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Benjamin Waterhouse and the Introduction of Vaccination: A Reappraisal (Yale University Department of the History of Medicine Monograph Series No. 33)

By: Blake, John B.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2036696


First American edition. Jacket flap corners trimmed, jacket edges toned. 1957 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 95 pp. 8vo. A reassessment of the traditional view of Dr. Waterhouse, and submits evidence that rather than being a selfless hero and servant of the public health, Waterhouse was unethical, deceitful, and that his introduction of vaccines was driven largely by an interest in self-promotion. From Heirs of Hippocrates entry for Waterhouse'... View more info

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Wave Propagation in Periodic Structures: Electric Filters and Crystal Lattices (Dover Books on Engineering and Engineering Physics)

By: Brillouin, Leon

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1953

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2266485


Second edition. Large closed tear on rear wrapper, wrappers lightly toned, ink name and details of previous owner on half-title page (he was a member of the physics department at the University of Illinois). 1953 Trade Paperback. xii, 255, [21] pp. Classic treatment of wave propagation covers a broad variety of problems with a common mathematical background, from solid state physics to propagation along electric lines, X-rays, rest rays, certain optical reflections, elec... View more info

Image for Pinball Effect: How Renaissance Water Gardens Made the Carburetor Possible - and Other Journeys Through Knowledge

Pinball Effect: How Renaissance Water Gardens Made the Carburetor Possible - and Other Journeys Through Knowledge

By: Burke, James

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269219


First edition. Ink gift notes on title page. 1996 Hard Cover. x, 310 pp. 8vo. Picking up the theme of his bestselling Connections and utilizing cross-chapter margin references that imitate computer hypertext, Burke investigates the dynamic interplay of scientific discovery, technological innovation and social change in a dizzying, mind-expanding adventure that explores the crosscurrents of history. One chapter follows a trail from slavery in America to English Quaker abo... View more info

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History and Bibliography of Anatomic Illustration in its Relation to Anatomic Science and the Graphic Arts, with a Biographical Sketch of the Translator and Two Additional Sections

By: Choulant, [Johann] Ludwig; Frank, Mortimer; Garrison, Fielding H.; Streeter, Edward C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2161371


First English translation. Former library copy, usual marks. Front hinge loosening. 1920 Hard Cover. xxvii, 435 pp. 8vo. Reproductions of numerous historical anatomical illustrations from various sources throughout text. Garrison-Morton 440: 'In this classic work Choulant traced the evolution of anatomical illustration from the early schematic plates up to his own time, including a valuable bibliography... An English translation by Mortimer Frank appeared in 1920 (Chicag... View more info

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Philips Science & Technology: People, Dates & Events

By: Clark, John

Price: $4.00

Publisher: George Philip Limited: 1999

Seller ID: 1781651


Sticker on back corner. 1999 Trade Paperback. 318 pp. It's been a long trip from 10,000 BCE, when humans domesticated dogs, to the present day when geneticists successfully cloned sheep and physicists produced an atom laser beam. The development of science and technology has altered almost every aspect of the way we live. Trace those amazing changes in more than 200 pages of timecharts that summarize the decisive moments in astronomy and space, biology, medicine, chemist... View more info

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Comstock's Common School Philosophy

By: Comstock, J.L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Reed and Barber: 1839

Seller ID: 2260338


Spine repaired, loss from head and foot, edges rubbed, lightly foxed throughout. 1839 Full-Leather. 258 pp. A look at how the world saw the science of physics in the early 1800s. View more info

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The Atom

By: Crehore, Albert C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company, New York: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1539081


First edition. Spine faded, cover edges slightly faded. 1920 Hard Cover. xvi, 161 pp. 7 1/4 x 5. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt emblem in center of front cover mirrored in blind stamp on corners and center of back cover, gilt titles. An early study of the atom as it relates to electromagnetic and gravitational theory, and the structure of matter. Crehore published a number of scientific works relating to atomic physics, the force of gravitation, matter, and energy. Creho... View more info

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Medicine and Its Technology: An Introduction to the History of Medical Instrumentation (Contributions in Medical History, Number 7)

By: Davis, Audrey B.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Greenwood Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2008830


First edition. 1981 Large Hardcover. xiv, 285 pp. Garrison-Morton 2682.55 A rare and useful book of wide interest in a field too often dominated by esoterica. It combines the techniques of traditional, perceptive social, and intellectual history with an analytic approach to the material culture of the medical field... An extensive bibliographic essay on the literary sources pertaining to medical instruments and an equally perceptive essay on collections of medical instru... View more info

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The Meaning of Relativity: Including the Relativistic Theory of the Non-Symmetric Field

By: Einstein, Albert; Sheffield, Charles

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk: 1994

Seller ID: 2174186


Blank publisher bookplates laid in, rear board lightly scuffed with three tiny spots. 1994 Full-Leather. xii, 166, [3] pp. 8vo. Dark green full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Charles Sheffield. In 1921, five years after the appearance of his comprehensive paper on general relativity and twelve years before he left Europe permanently to join the Institute for Advanced Study, Albert Ein... View more info

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An Introduction to Pollen Analysis (A New Series of Plant Science Books Volume XII [12])

By: Erdtman, G. [Gunnar]; Wodehouse, Roger P.; Verdoorn, Frans

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chronica Botanica Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266467


First American edition. A couple minor smudges on rear board, pages lightly toned, ink name on half-title page and title page. 1943 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 239, [1] pp. The first English translation of the work that took what was previously a subject of research in just a few countires and made it an internationally recognized field, and revolutionized Quaternary vegetation and climate change research. Illustrations, diagrams, and charts throughout. Oddly, the verso of the ... View more info

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Lectures on the History of Physiology during the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Centuries (Cambridge Natural Science Manuals)

By: Foster, M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1901

Seller ID: 2035173


Former copy of Rochester Academy of Medicine, usual marks, including bookplate on front endpaper stating 'Acquired by the Library through the Bequest of Clarence V. Costello, M.D.' First gathering loose (easily repaired), a few small spots on boards, some pages unopened. 1901 Hard Cover. 310 pp. 8vo. A three-century history of physiology, with the following chapters: Vesalius: His Forerunners and Followers; Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood. The Lacteals and Lympha... View more info

Image for Electricity Made Simple and Treated Non-Technically: An Invaluable Treatise for Engineers, Dynamo Men, Firemen, Linemen, Wiremen, and Learners for Study or Reference

Electricity Made Simple and Treated Non-Technically: An Invaluable Treatise for Engineers, Dynamo Men, Firemen, Linemen, Wiremen, and Learners for Study or Reference

By: Haskins, Clark Caryl

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Frederick J. Drake & Co.: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262788


First edition. Ink name stamp on title page. 1899 Hard Cover. vi, 232, [15] pp. 8vo. A nineteenth century guide to electricity, with chapters on static electricity, atmospheric electricity, lightning rods, chemical batteries, other methods of developing electricity, terrestrial magnetism, electro-magnetism, practical application of Ohm's Law, electro-chemistry, applied electro-magnetism, force, work, energy, light and power. Illustrated with diagrams. View more info

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The Influence of Pasteur on Medical Science: An Address Delivered before the Medical School of Johns Hopkins University

By: Herter, Christian Archibald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company / The Gilliss Press: 1904

Seller ID: 2072415


Author's calling card and ink name & address of previous owner on front endpaper. Edges lightly rubbed. 1904 Hard Cover. 77 pp. A brief history of Louis Pasteur's contributions to medical science, the most obvious of which is of course pasteurization, but which also related to vaccination and microbial fermentation, and the prevention and curing of various diseases. Pasteur is now considered among the founders of the science of bacteriology. View more info

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A History of Industrial Power in the United States, 1780-1930, in Three Volumes: Waterpower in the Century of the Steam Engine [Water Power]; Steam Power; The Transmission of Power

By: Hunter, Louis C.; Bryant, Lynwood

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Eleutherian Mills-Hagley Foundation / Hagley Museum and Library / The University Press of Virginia / The MIT Press: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2164094


First edition. Minimal wear to corners of vol. 1 jacket, front panel of vol. 3 jacket faintly toned.Near Fine. 1979 Hard Cover. xxiv, 606; xxii, 732; xxv, 596 pp. 8vo. An immense and authoritative account of industrial power in the United States, begun by Hunter (who wrote the first two volumes himself) in 1979, and completed from Hunter's notes by Lynwood Bryant in 1991. Due to the stretch between dates of publication, complete sets are uncommon. View more info

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An Inquiry into the Causes and Effects of the Variolae Vaccinae, a Disease Discovered in Some of the Western Counties of England, Particularly Gloucestershire, and Known by the Name of the Cow Pox.

By: Jenner, Edward

Price: $175.00

Publisher: R. Lier & C., Milan: 1923

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 1999545


Limited edition, one of 500 copies. Includes original onion skin jacket and publisher's box. Minimal wear to board corners, a few 1/2 inch chips from fragile jacket's edges, box edges rubbed with one small tear to box closure. Bookplate of Jerome Glaser M.D. on front paste-down, tipped in on front free endpaper is a card with a lengthy gift note to Dr. Glaser from a patient, dated March 28, 1938, in which they express thanks for his help, and mention that this book may b... View more info

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Edison: A Biography (The Leather-Bound Library of American History)

By: Josephson, Matthew

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2268785


From the collection of Dr. Virgil R. Trout, Easton bookplate with his name and date ('86) in black ink on front endpaper. 1986 Full-Leather. xii, [2], 511, [3] pp. Full brown leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Includes an index. Numerous B&W photographs. The most comprehensive and readable biography on Edison ever published. Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize for history. Regarded as the classic standard biography on Thomas Edi... View more info

Image for Medical Classics Vol. I [1], No. 3, November, 1936 [Contains: The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever; Puerperal Fever as a Private Pestilence]

Medical Classics Vol. I [1], No. 3, November, 1936 [Contains: The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever; Puerperal Fever as a Private Pestilence]

By: Kelly, Emerson Crosby; Holmes, Oliver Wendell

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Williams & Wilkins Company: 1936

Seller ID: 2159814


Boards rubbed with minimal loss from spine base, minor notations on six pages only, related pages of typed notes on puerperal fever included - one sheet tipped in on verso of front free endpaper, the other laid in. 1936 Hard Cover. 195-268 pp. 8vo. Four glossy plate pages - one a portrait of Holmes, the other three facsimiles of title pages. A medical journal featuring two essays by Oliver Wendell Holmes on puerperal fever. Includes: Biography and Bibliography (with Inde... View more info

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Bibliography of the History of Medicine of the United States and Canada, 1939-1960

By: Miller, Genevieve; McDaniel, W.B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore: 1964

Seller ID: 2077050


Former copy of Library of Congress, stamped 'duplicate', usual library marks. 1964 Hard Cover. xvi, 428 pp. 8vo. A bibliography of over twenty years of medical history publications, arranged by topic, with a list of journals cited and an extensive index. View more info

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Some Recently Discovered Letters of William Harvey, with Other Miscellanea, with a Bibliography of Harvey's Works (Transactions of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)

By: Mitchell, S. [Silas] Weir; Fisher, Charles Perry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Dornan: 1912

Seller ID: 2072809


Edges rubbed with minor loss from corners, split along front joint professionally repaired though with some loss of titles. 1912 Trade Paperback. 149 pp. 8vo. Stiff cardstock wrappers, paper label mounted on front cover, printed titles on spine. Includes frontispiece and single plate in text. A selection of Harvey's correspondence, together with a bibliography of his works prepared by Charles Perry Fisher. William Harvey was an important contributor to medical science, c... View more info

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Pioneers of Photography: Their Achievements in Science and Technology

By: Ostroff, Eugene

Price: $75.00

Publisher: SPSE - The Society for Imaging Science and Technology: 1987

Seller ID: 2262769


Corners very lightly pushed. 1987 Large Hardcover. 285 pp. A collection of proceedings and papers prepared for the First International Congress: Pioneers of Photographic Science and Technology held June 22-25, 1986, at the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, N.Y. In this unique collection of authoritative essays by leading photographic historians, scientists and inventors, Pioneers of Photography tracks the evolution of the medium throug... View more info

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Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202361


First edition. Spine ends lightly pushed. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxv, 452 pp. 8vo. After chronicling the sinking of the whaleship Essex in In the Heart of the Sea, Philbrick attempts to rescue from obscurity the U.S. Exploring Expedition's 1838-1842 circumnavigation of the world and its cartographic and scientific accomplishments. View more info

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The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography

By: Purves, Frederick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2263574


Desk edition. Spine base lightly bumped, jacket spine lightly toned. 1962 Hard Cover. 1298 pp. 8vo. A one-volume photographic reference including the full text and all pictorial diagrams of the original edition, comprising 2,000 entries written by 197 experts from 23 countries, and covering every aspect of photography: photographic science, industrial photography, cinematography, portraiture, equipment, history, and current activities of workers in foreign countries, as ... View more info

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The Meaning of Evolution: The Morphological Construction and Ideological Reconstruction of Darwin's Theory

By: Richards, Robert J.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1992

Seller ID: 1516392


Light edge wear. 1992 Trade Paperback. 205 pp. Did Darwin see evolution as progressive, directed toward producing ever more advanced forms of life? Most contemporary scholars say no. In this challenge to prevailing views, Robert J. Richards says yes—and argues that current perspectives on Darwin and his theory are both ideologically motivated and scientifically unsound. This provocative new reading of Darwin goes directly to the origins of evolutionary theory. Unlike m... View more info

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The Art and Practice of Silver Printing

By: Robinson, H.P.; Capt. Abney

Price: $100.00

Publisher: E. and H.T. Anthony: 1881

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262842


First edition. Lacks title/copyright page, a few pages repaired at binding, corners rubbed. 1881 Hard Cover. 128 pp. 29 pages of advertisements for various photographic equipment follow text. An early work on the silver gelatin process in photography, published just ten years after it was invented by Richard Leach Maddox. Illustrations in text. Contents include: Preliminary Experiments; Preparation of Albumenized Paper; The Sensitizing Bath; How to Keep the Sensitizing B... View more info

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Radio Wizard: Edward Samuel Rogers and the Revolution of Communications

By: Rogers, Edward Samuel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Rogers: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201240


First edition. 2000 Hard Cover. 130 pp. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Edward Samuel Ted Rogers, Jr., OC (May 27, 1933 – December 2, 2008) was the President and CEO of Rogers Communications Inc., and the fifth richest person in Canada in terms of net worth. His father Edward S. Rogers, Sr. is regarded as the founder of the company, although the radio station that he founded, CFRB, is now owned by another Canadian company competitor Astral Media. View more info

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The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Work from 1733 to 1773

By: Schofield, Robert E.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2164011


First edition - a paperback original. 1997 Trade Paperback. xii, 305 pp. Frontispiece, seven illustrations in text, bibliography and index follow text. Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) is one of the major figures of the English Enlightenment. A contemporary and friend of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, he exceeded even these polymaths in the breadth of his curiosity and learning. Yet no one has attempted an all-inclusive biography of Priestley, probably because he ... View more info

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A Matter of Degrees: What Temperature Reveals About the Past and Future of Our Species, Planet, and Universe

By: Segre, Gino

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Viking: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263576


First edition. 2002 Hard Cover. xviii, [2], 300 pp. 8vo. Theorizes that temperature is the most revealing method of measurement, considering such topics as the fixed internal temperature of most mammals, the significance of hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor, and the problem of superconductivity in quantum physics. View more info

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A Treasury of Science (New 1958 Edition)

By: Shapley, Harlow; Rapport, Samuel; Wright, Helen; Shapley, Harlow

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1958

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2202219


Book club edition. Jacket edges rubbed. 1958 Hard Cover. 776 pp. 8 1/4 x 6. CONTENTS: Prefaces; Part 1. Introduction/On Sharing in the Conquests of Science - Harlow Shapley; Part 2. Science and the Scientist: The Wonder of the World - Sir J. Arthur Thomson and Partrick Geddes; We Are All Scientists - T.H. Huxley; Scientists Are Lonely Men - Oliver La Farge; Turtle Eggs for Agassiz - Dallas Lore Sharp; The Aims and Methods of Science - Rogert Bacon, Albert Einstein, Sir A... View more info

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By: Skloot, Rebecca

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Crown Publishers: 2010

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2199568


Reprint. 2010 Hard Cover. 369 pp. 8vo. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first 'immortal' human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale... View more info