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The Science Record for 1876: A Compendium of Scientific Progress and Discovery during the Past Year with Illustrations

By: Beach, Alfred A. (Editor)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Munn & Company, Office of the 'Scientific American', New York: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294782

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 5 in OCLC. No jacket. Spine lightly toned, general light wear. 1876 Hard Cover. 597 pp. The last of five annual issues chronicling scientific progress. With introduction of gallium as a new element, improvements in metallurgy, photography, trade tools, etc. View more info

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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

Condition: Near Fine


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 genetics by George Beadle and his wife Muriel. George Beadle won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work with Edw... 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

Condition: Good


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, electrical engineering, and wave mechanics of the spinning electron. View more info

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This New Ocean: The Story of the First Space Age

By: Burrows, William E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280081

ISBN: 0679445218

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1998 Hard Cover. It was all part of man's greatest adventure--landing men on the Moon and sending a rover to Mars, finally seeing the edge of the universe and the birth of stars, and launching planetary explorers across the solar system to Neptune and beyond. 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

Condition: Fair


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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Nostrums and Quackery: Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery Reprinted from The Journal of the American Medical Association

By: Cramp, Arthur J.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Press of American Medical Association: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290433

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name and address on front endpaper. 1911 Hard Cover. 509, [5] pp. 8vo. Illustrations of newspaper articles, medicine bottles, advertisements, etc. related to medical quackery. Released by the American Medical Association in the interest of the public health, due to the rampant abuses of snake oil salesmen. Hoolihan 86: By 1906, the year the Pure Food and Drugs Act was passed by Congress, the Journal of the American Medical Association increasingly (if belatedly) gave attention to discussion of fraudulent practices in the manufacture and advertising of proprietary medicines. ... 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

Condition: Very Good


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. Crehore explains in his preface that the exposition of the theory in this book led to new theoretical values for Rydberg's constan... 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

Condition: Fine


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 instruments enhance the value of this work. - Choice View more info

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Out of My Later Years

By: Einstein, Albert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philosophical Library: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275970

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards a bit soiled. 1950 Hard Cover. 282 pp. 8vo. Writings from Albert Einstein on a variety of scientific and personal topics. 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

Condition: Near Fine


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 final leaf bears an illustration of a tree playing a flute. 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

Condition: Good


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 Lymphatics; Borelli and the Influence of the New Physics; Malpighi and the Physiology of Glands and Tissues; Van Helmont and the Ri... View more info

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Books, Banks, Buttons and Other Inventions from the Middle Ages

By: Frugoni, Chiara; McCuaig, William

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Columbia University Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281337

ISBN: 0231128126

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edges lightly rubbed. 2003 Large Hardcover. xiv, 178 pp. 11 x 8 1/4. Once regarded by historians as a period of intellectual stagnation, the Middle Ages were actually a period of extraordinary technological innovation. This entertaining romp through the inventions of the period tells the story of the first appearance of dozens of items of lasting significance. From the invention of eyeglasses (by a now-forgotten layperson who sought to keep his methods secret, the better to profit from them) to the creation of the fork (at first regarded as an instrument of diabolical perversion... View more info

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NASA: The Complete Illustrated History

By: Gorn, Michael; Aldrin, Buzz

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Merrell / The Easton Press: 2005

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2274856

ISBN: 1858942543

Condition: Fine


Signed by Buzz Aldrin on front flyleaf, with certificate of authenticity and blank publisher's bookplate laid in. A couple tiny imperfections to page ridges, otherwise an excellent copy. 2005 Full-Leather. 304 pp. Original full black leather, gilt titles and decorations, photographic plate mounted on front board, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. View more info

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Steam Generation Steps Ahead

By: Gould, G.B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Fuel Engineering Company of New York / The Marchbanks Press: 1930

Seller ID: 2289753

Condition: Very Good


Boards lightly soiled, a few pencil marks on front endpaper and margin of a few pages. 1930 Hard Cover. 102 pp. CONTENTS: Advancing Standards in Steam Generation; RELATION OF PLANT DESIGN AND OPERATION TO THE COAL MARKET: Predicting Clinker Trouble; Equipment and Operation Limit Coal Buying; Necessity of Knowing One's Exact Requirements; Elastic Methods and Standards; IMPORTANCE OF SEPARATELY APPRAISING PLANT PERFORMANCE AND COAL VALUES: Conflicting Methods of Coal Valuation; Plant Performance -- the Concealed Influence; Heat Balance Reveals the Truth; COAL CHARACTERISTICS WHICH MAY MODIFY PLA... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Near Fine


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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Einstein: His Life and Universe

By: Isaacson, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2271011

ISBN: 0743264738

Condition: Near Fine


Book club edition. 2007 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 675, [7] pp. 8vo. By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent ... View more info

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Einstein: His Life and Universe

By: Isaacson, Walter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2275638

ISBN: 0743264746

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Lightly rubbed. 2008 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 675 pp. By the author of the acclaimed bestseller Benjamin Franklin, this is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson's biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an im... View more info

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Einstein: His Life and Universe

By: Isaacson, Walter

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279790

ISBN: 0743264738

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2007 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 675, [7] pp. 8vo. By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs, this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson’s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection between creativity and freedom. Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent cler... 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

Condition: Near Fine


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 be of interest because it is 'the first book in which the phenomenon of hypersensitivity was described.'Very Good. 1923 Hard C... View more info

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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

By: Johnson, Steven

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Riverhead: 2014

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2281897

ISBN: 1594632960

Condition: Very Good


6th printing. Lightly rubbed. 2014 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes—from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped... View more info

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Edison

By: Josephson, Matthew

Price: $15.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272177

Condition: Good


First edition. Edges and jacket lightly foxed, boards lightly soiled, closed tear and minor loss to spine head and foot. 1959 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, [2], 511, [3] pp. 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. View more info

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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

Condition: Good


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 Index) of Oliver Wendell Holmes; The Contagiousness of Puerperal Fever; Puerperal Fever as a Private Pestilence. View more info

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Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate about the Nature of Reality

By: Kumar, Manjit

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Norton: 2011

Seller ID: 2291672

ISBN: 0393339882

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 2011 Trade Paperback. Quantum theory is weird. As Niels Bohr said, if you weren’t shocked by quantum theory, you didn’t really understand it. For most people, quantum theory is synonymous with mysterious, impenetrable science. And in fact for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. In this tour de force of science history, Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and superbly written account of this fundamental scientific revolution, focusing on the central conflict between Einstein and Bohr over the nature of reality and the soul of science. This revelatory boo... 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: $8.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins Press, Baltimore: 1964

Seller ID: 2077050

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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, credited with some of the earliest descriptions of the functioning of the circulatory system. S. Weir Mitchell was a prolific ... View more info

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Triumphs of Enterprise, Ingenuity, and Public Spirit.

By: Parton, James

Price: $50.00

Publisher: A.S. Hale & Co.: 1871

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293315

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Frontispiece and tissue guard foxed, front matter lightly soiled, spine faded. 1871 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, [13]-677, [7] pp. 8vo. A collection of brief histories of various inventions, scientific advancements, and other notable firsts, including: The Cooper Institute and Its Founder; The Wonderful Growth of Chicago; Charles Dickens as a Citizen; The Founder of the Vassar College; The Beginnings of Science in the United States; Origin of the Electric Telegraph; From the Carpenter's Bench to Presidency of a College. A Sketch of the Career of ... 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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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 well as biographies of outstanding personalities. 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

Condition: Fair


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 Bath in Order; Silvering the Paper; Washed Sensitive Paper; Cutting Paper; Printing-Frames; Preparing the Landscape Negative; ... View more info