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1 Burke, James & Dusan Petricic Circles Fifty Roundtrips Through History, Technology, Science, Culture...
New York Simon & Schuster 2000 074320008X / 9780743200080 Hardcover Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Mylar and paper (Demco) protective cover. Dust jacket is intact with no nicks or tears. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. From the bestselling author of "The Knowledge Web" come fifty mesmerizing journeys into the history of technology, each following a chain of consequential events that ends precisely where it began. Whether exploring electromagnetic fields, the origin of hot chocolate, or DNA fingerprinting, these essays -- which originally appeared in James Burke's popular "Scientific American" column -- all illustrate the serendipitous and surprisingly circular nature of change. In "Room with (Half) a View," for instance, Burke muses about the partly obscured railway bridge outside his home on the Thames. Thinking of the bridge engineer, who also built the steamship that laid the first transatlantic telegraph cable, causes him to recall Samuel Morse; which, in turn, conjures up Morse's neighbor, firearms inventor Sam Colt, and his rival, Remington. One dizzying connection after another leads to Karl Marx's daughter, who attended Socialist meetings with a trombonist named Gustav Holst, who once lived in the very house that blocks Burke's view of the bridge on the Thames. Burke's essays all evolve in this organic manner, highlighting the interconnectedness of seemingly unrelated events and innovations. Romantic poetry leads to brandy distillation; tonic water connects through Leibniz to the first explorers to reach the North Pole. Witty, instructive, and endlessly entertaining, Circles expands on the trademark style that has captivated James Burke fans for years. This unique collection is sure to stimulate and delight history buffs, technophiles, and anyone else with a healthy intellectual curiosity. ; 9.50 X 6.50 X 1 inches; 288 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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2 Fritzsch, Harald & Karin Heusch The Curvature of Spacetime
New York Columbia University Press 2002 0231118201 / 9780231118200 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. The internationally renowned physicist Harald Fritzsch deftly explains the meaning and far-flung implications of the general theory of relativity and other mysteries of modern physics by presenting an imaginary conversation among Newton, Einstein, and a fictitious contemporary particle physicist named Adrian Haller. In this entertaining and involving account of relativity, Newton serves as the skeptic and asks the questions a modern reader might ask. Einstein himself does the explaining, while Haller explains the new developments that have occurred since the general theory was proposed. ; 9.20 X 6.28 X 1.08 inches; 368 pages 
Price: 10.41 USD
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3 Gregory, Herbert E. And Raymond C. Moore The Kaiparowits Region a Geographic and Geologic Reconnaissace of Parts of Utah and Arizona
Washington, D. C. GPO 1931 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. Three plates folded in rear pocket. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Published without Dust Jacket. Government Rebound original paperback edition, hard brown boards with guild lettering on spine. ; U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper; Vol. 164; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 161 pages 
Price: 66.31 USD
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4 Ingram, Jay The Barmaid's Brain And Other Strange Tales from Science
New York W. H. Freeman 2000 0716741202 / 9780716741206 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Second printing is 2001. Here are twenty-one unexpected and fascinating tales of science's stranger facts and episodes-from why we laugh, to why moths fly to the light, to how slinging drinks affects both memory and perception in a barmaid's brain (for the better! ). Best-selling author and media personality Jay Ingram offers investigations from the very edges of science that evoke the impressive breadth of the scientific mind and demonstrate how science works. Ingram explores how science adds to a re-examination of history with startling new theories about the Salem witches and a psychiatric profile of Joan of Arc. He describes remarkable battles-from the parasitic nastiness of cowbirds to the microscopic viciousness of bacteriophages. And he lets us in on some of the odder concerns of scientists: Will we be able to build a ladder attaching earth to an orbiting satellite? Is it possible that early humans spent their lives in water instead of on land? ; 8.70 X 5.60 X 0.90 inches; 271 pages 
Price: 8.22 USD
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5 Kindle, Edward Darwin Mineral resources, Hazelton and Smithers areas, Cassiar and Coast districts, British Columbia
Ottawa, Canada E. Cloutier, Queen's Printer 1954 Revised Edition Paperback Very Good- 
Unmarked. Mild wear on some corners and edges. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; Geological Survey of Canada. Memoir 223; Tables; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 148 pages 
Price: 42.17 USD
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6 Kutina, J. Ed. Global Tectonics and Metallogeny Volume 1 Number 3
Washington, D. C. , Laboratory of Global Tectonics and Metallogeny 1981 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked, may contain some moisture staining along edges in front and back ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 224-302 pages 
Price: 28.32 USD
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7 Meggers, William Frederick & Charles H. Corliss & Bourdon F. Scribner Tables of spectral - line intensities Part 1 : arranged by elements
Washington, D. C. , National Bureau of Standards 1975 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Unmarked, except for previous owner's name on inside cover page. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Published without Dust Jacket. ; United States. National Bureau of Standards. Monograph 145; Tables; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 386 pages 
Price: 12.22 USD
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8 Moffit, F. H. , and Knopf, A. MINERAL RESOURCES of the Nabesna-White River District Alaska With a Section on the Quaternary by . R. Capps
Washington, D. C. U. S. Geological Survey 1910 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. Maps in pocket in back envelope. Tight and crisp. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Published without Dust Jacket. Rebound original paperback edition, red boards with guild lettering on spine. ; U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin; Vol. 417; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 64 pages 
Price: 25.87 USD
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9 Perhac, R. M. Geology and Mineral Deposits of the Gallinas Mountains, Lincoln and Torrance Counties, New Mexico
Socorro NM Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources 1970 First Edition Paperback Good+ 
Unmarked. Front cover contains company stamp and catalng sticker. Probably never been read. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; Bulletin 95; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 49 pages 
Price: 22.85 USD
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10 Reed, John C. & Francis G. Wells Geology and Ore Deposits of the Southwestern Arkansas Quicksilver District Bulletin 886-C Contributions to Economic Geology, 1937
Government Printing Office, Washington, 1938. 1938 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Unmarked, except for company stamp on front cover and ctalog sticker on front cover. ; Book Description; Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. ; U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin; Vol. 886C; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 15-90 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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11 Root-Bernstein, Robert & Michele Root-Bernstein Sparks of Genius The Thirteen Thinking Tools of the World's Most Creative People
Boston Houghton Mifflin 2000 0395907713 / 9780395907719 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. Exercise your imagination and set off sparks of genius. In this mind-expanding book, Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein describe the "thinking tools" of extraordinary people, from Albert Einstein and Jane Goodall to Amadeus Mozart and Virginia Woolf, and show how you can practice the same imaginative skills to be your most inventive, at any time in your life. With its lavish illustrations and novel exploration of tools as diverse as playing, observing, recognizing patterns, imaging, modeling, and more, Sparks of Genius is a groundbreaking guidebook for everyone interested in creative thinking, lifelong learning, and interdisciplinary education. ; 8.80 X 5.90 X 1.10 inches; 288 pages 
Price: 7.67 USD
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12 Simons, Eric Darwin Slept Here Discovery, Adventure, and Swimming Iguanas in Charles Darwin's South America
Woodstock The Overlook Press 2009 1590202201 / 9781590202203 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Dust Jacket is intact and covered in protective (Demco) plastic film and paper. Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Ships Safe and Fast. One snowy day in Ushuaia, Argentina, the self-proclaimed "southernmost city in the world," writer Eric Simons picked up a copy of Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle. Simons had just hiked the mountains overlooking Beagle Channel, and he found himself engrossed in Darwin's account. Like Simons, Darwin was in his mid-twenties when he traveled to the continent. Simons followed Darwin further into South America--to stand where Darwin had stood and to explore the histories, legends and people that had fascinated him two centuries before. Simons trekked to as many of the locations Darwin wrote about as he could find to see if he could see these places through Darwin's eyes, and to learn what South Americans know about Darwin.; 8.10 X 5.60 X 1.10 inches; 304 pages 
Price: 4.90 USD
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13 Singer Et Al. Grade and Tonnage Relationships Among Copper Deposits And Geochemical Exploration Techniques Applicable in the Seach for Copper Deposits
Washington, D. C. U. S. Government Printing Office 1975 First Edition Paperback Good 
Unmarked, except for writing or name or stamp or staple on front cover. ; Book Description; Spine has staples. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square with wear as noted. Ships Safe and Fast. ; U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper; Vol. 907AB; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 26 pages 
Price: 19.27 USD
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14 Weeks, Walter S. Ventilation of Mines
New York McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc 1926 Stated First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Good 
Previous owner's name on inside cover. Includes STEAM TABLES abd MILLIER DIAGRAM bound on inside cover (1931) ; Book Description Spine has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are shiny, square and with minor wear. ; Textbook; B&W Illustrations; 9.20 X 6.10 X 0.90 inches; 228 pages 
Price: 18.41 USD
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