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Captured By Aliens: The Seach for Life and Truth in a Very Large Universe

By: Achenbach, Joel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002482


415 pp., notes, index. Nearly new, no markings. A Washington Post reporter gives a readable, witty layman's account of the evidence for extraterrestrial life and what scientists are doing about it. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

The Collapsing Universe: the Story of Black Holes

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $3.35

Publisher: NY, Pocket: 1978

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 010272


248 pp. Closed chip on front cover. Light wear, spine uncreased. Text clean. Asimov presents in laymen's language an update on astrophysics as of the 1970s, including the discovery of black holes. Front cover blurb: "Extraordinary new findings on the birth and death of the cosmos. Size: 12mo --7 in Tall View more info

The Left Hand of Creation

By: Barrow, John D., And Silk, Joseph

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Basic Books: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001176


256 pp., index, glossary. Two young astronomers, in layman's language, probe the origin of the universe and the various theories explaining it. View more info

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Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

By: Bohren, Craig F.

Price: $3.65

Publisher: Somerset, New Jersey, John Wiley & Sons Inc: 1987

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 004508


195 pp., bibliography. Light wear, thumbed, library stampings and spine label. Binding firm. Foreword by Jearl Walker. A collection of 25 simple experiments that can be done at home to learn about forces that shape the universe, create weather conditions, etc. A readable, advanced version of Mr. Wizard. View more info

The Tao of Physics

By: Capra, Fritjof

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1988

Edition: Revised Edition, Later Printing

Seller ID: 004513


346 pp., with notes, bibliography. moderate wear, faint writing on inside cover, number written on fore edge, browned covers, spine faded, light toning. Binding sturdy. 2nd edition revised and updated. Capra, founder of the Elmwood Institute in Berkeley, analyzes links and parallels between the ideas of Eastern religion and western physics. View more info

The Tao of Physics

By: Capra, Fritjof

Price: $3.85

Publisher: NY, Bantam: 1988

Edition: Revised Edition, 6th Printing.

Seller ID: 009489


346 pp., with notes, bibliography. light wear. Text clean, no markings. Spine uncreased. Red wrapper with ying-yang symbol. Upper right front cover corner cut off diagonally. Binding sturdy. 2nd edition revised and updated -- 6th printing of Bantam edition. Capra, founder of the Elmwood Institute in Berkeley, analyzes links and parallels between the ideas of Eastern religion and western physics. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Madame Curie: A Biography

By: Curie, Eve (Sheean, Vincent, Trans.)

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1937

Edition: Later Edition.

Seller ID: 003957


412 pp. Rear hinge split, textblock separated from rear cover. Text clean but reippled, moderately toned, no markings except for a gift inscription on front endpaper. Madame Curie recounts her life and scientific career that led to the development of radiology. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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The Beagle Letters

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $7.50

Publisher: NY, Cambridge University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009337


470 pp., 54 color and b&w illustrations. Nearly new, slight crinkling of jacket. Remainder slash mark on bottom edge of textblock. Family tree diagram on endpapers. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt and 9 others of the Charles Darwin Correspondence Project. Hundreds of letters to and from Darwin during his historic voyage (1831-1836) on the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands, Falklands and other parts of the Southern Hemisphere. The observations of the young naturalist laid the... View more info

Alaska Science Nuggets

By: Davis, Neil, Ed.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Fairbanks, Alaska, University of Alaska Geophysical Institute: 1984

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 007050


233 pp. Beige stiff wraps. Upper corner thumbed. Drip-like stain on rear cover. Else near fine, spine uncreased. Text clean. Numerous b&w photos, illustrations and diagrams. A collection of 400 pop-science mini-essays on a wide variety of scientific topics, orginally written as Q&A newspaper columns for Alaska and Canadian papers in the 1970s and 80s. Many touch on Arctic environmental conditions and oil and gas-drilling issues beginning to emerge in that era. Also discu... View more info

The Old Farmer's Almanac Book of Weather Lore

By: Dolan, Edward F.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Dublin NH, Yankee Books: 1988

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 010129


224 pp. Index. Close to new, gift quality, no markings. Foreword by TV personality Willard Scott. A look at the scientific basis for many weather sayings, superstitions and folklore. A guide that encourages readers to pay closer attention to the skies and to nature surrounding them. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Essays in Science

By: Einstein, Albert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Philosophical Library: 1932

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009287


114 pp. No jacket, a few brownish drip strains on front cover. Front and rear cover grayish-green, spine sunned to tannish color. Logo of boy and girl silhouettes on front cover.Endpapers heavily foxed, perhaps from newsprint bleeding, but text is fairly bright and clean. Binding firm. No markings. Abridged edition containing the science portions of "The World As I See It." Translated from German by Alan Harris. Size: 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall View more info

Essays in Science

By: Einstein, Albert

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Philosophical Library: 1934

Edition: Abridged.

Seller ID: 010015


114 pp. Front board has brown drip-like stains on right side.Tanned spine. Text clean. Brownish marks on endpapers, perhaps newsprint shadows from a clipping. Abridged version of "The World as I see it," containing just the science-related portions. Translated from German by Alan Harris. Logo of double silhouettes on front board. Size: 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall View more info

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God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

By: Hitchens, Christopher

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Twelve Books (Hachette Book Group): 2007

Seller ID: 009487


305 pp. As new. Hitchens relates his own experiences with religion and how he came to a deep belief in atheism and a scientific view of reality. Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In View more info

Clone: The Road to Dolly and the Path Ahead

By: Kolata, Gina

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1998

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002263


276 pp. Nearly new, no marks. Includes notes, index. A New York Times journalist with graduate work in molecular biology examines Ian Wilmut's cloning breakthrough that produced Dolly the lamb, and the ensuing debate about the ethics of cloning experimentation. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Astronomical Telescopes and Observatories for Amateurs

By: Moore, Patrick, Ed.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, W.W. Norton & Co.: 1973

Edition: 1st American Edition.

Seller ID: 003550


256 pp. Very clean and bright, no markings except a previous owner's name in corner of front endpaper. Dust jacket has faded spine, three horizontal slit-like wrinkles, front and back, perhaps from being used as a cutting board. Dj's lower corner of front flap is clipped, but publisher's price is present in upper corner. A collection of articles about equipment for the amateur astronomer, written by 15 British astronomers. Topics include reflecting telescopes, refracting... View more info

The Study of Man

By: Polanyi, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, University of Chicago Press: 1984

Seller ID: 010366


102 pp. Light rubbing along spine corner, previous owner's name on half title page. No other markings. Binding firm. A scientist who switched to sociology presents three university lectures on the nature of knowledge, and the relationships of the natural and social sciences. Cover blurb: Polanyi argues that fact is inseparable from value, and that the sciences cannot be severed from the humanities." Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall View more info