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1 Science and Human Values
New York Harper Torchbooks/ The Science Library 1959 Softcover Fair 
Local faint green underlining within text. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Science and Human Values was originally a lecture by Jacob Bronowski at MIT in 1953. Published five years later, it opens unforgettably with Bronowski's description of Nagasaki in 1945: 'a bare waste of ashes', making him acutely aware of science's power both for good and for evil. After such knowledge, what forgiveness? With care and erudition Bronowski argues that scientific endeavour is an essentially creative act, part of a great shared human interest in ourselves and the world around us; and, routinely, a process of trial-and-error, the end of which is not - cannot be - preordained.' Above all, Bronowski strove to make science and technology answerable to social progress, to 'human values.' He anticipated the deepening gap between the 'two cultures' and knew that the sciences must be restored to a place in political common sense; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 94 pages 
Price: 6.87 USD
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2 Adler, Mortimer J Great Books of the Western World 45 Lavoisier Fourier Faraday Elements of Chemistry Analytical Theory of Heat Experimental Researches in Electricity
Chicago ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITTANICA PRESS 1952 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. Published without Dust Jacket. ; 9.30 X 6.50 X 1.30 inches; 898 pages 
Price: 10.47 USD
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3 Aschwanden, Markus Physics of the Solar Corona
Chichester, UK Springer 2004 3540223215 / 9783540223214 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Unmarked, except initals inside 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. Published without Dust Jacket. Solar science has evolved rapidly over the past ten years as the results of a new generation of solar space missions have become available. This book provides a thorough introduction to the subject of solar physics, based on those spacecraft observations. The author introduces the solar corona, which has a temperature of several million degrees, and sets it in the context of basic plasma physics before moving on to discuss plasma instabilities and plasma heating processes. The latest results on coronal heating and radiation, which are fundamental processes in all stars, are presented. Spectacular phenomena such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections are described in detail, together with their potential effects on the Earth. The author draws together observations made at many wavelengths from hard X-rays, soft X-rays, extreme UV and radio wavelengths. ; Textbook; B&W Photographs; 9.70 X 7.10 X 1.90 inches; 908 pages 
Price: 321.62 USD
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4 Asimov, Isaac The Collapsing Universe The Story of the Black Holes
New York Walker & Co 1977 0802704867 / 9780802704863 First Edition (?); Seventh Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket 
Unmarked, except previous owner's signature on inside cover page. ; 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. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 204 pages 
Price: 6.22 USD
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5 Beveridge, W. I. B. The Art of Scientific Investigation
New York Random House 1957 0393062872 / 9780393062878 Second Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Unmarked, mild wear on dust jacket. ; 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. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 178 pages; B01F9GHDH2 
Price: 31.47 USD
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6 Bloom, Arthur Leroy The Surface of the Earth
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey Prentice Hall College Div 1969 0138779449 / 9780138779443 Softcover Fair 
Unmarked. Well bound. Some wear on corners and mild gaping as well as slight rubbing and soiling of covers. ; 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. ; Textbook; B&W Photographs; 8.90 X 6.20 X 0.40 inches; 152 pages 
Price: 4.90 USD
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7 Boorstin, Daniel J. The Creators A History of Heroes of the Imagination
New York Random House 1992 0394543955 / 9780394543956 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. Historian Daniel J. Boorstin brings his customary depth and range to this compelling book on Western art, taking on everything from European megaliths (Stonehenge, for example) to Benjamin Franklin's autobiography ("the first American addition to world literature"). Boorstin does not aim at being comprehensive--he much prefers to linger over certain "heroes of the imagination" as he surveys human accomplishment in the fields of architecture, music, painting, sculpting, and writing--yet The Creators certainly feels comprehensive, as Boorstin carefully places everything he describes within a grand tradition of aesthetic achievement. Boorstin knows that good history demands good writing, and his prose makes this big book easy to absorb. "This is a story," he writes, "of how creators in all the arts have enlarged, embellished, fantasized, and filigreed our experience"--an apt description of the role art plays in our life and an equally apt description of the way Boorstin interprets it for readers. (The Creators also is the second volume of a trilogy that starts with The Discoverers and concludes with The Seekers, ; 9.40 X 6.10 X 2.50 inches; 811 pages 
Price: 7.77 USD
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8 Bothamley, Jennifer Dictionary of Theories
Detroit Gale Research Co 2002 1578590450 / 9781578590452 Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked. ; 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, Compiled for the inquiring reader who wants to know more about the increasing number of theories referred to daily in newspapers, magazines and on TV and radio programs, the "Dictionary of Theories" is the first multi-disciplinary reference book to bring together theories, laws, hypotheses, principles, rules, theorems, 'ologies and 'isms from all subject areas. Organized alphabetically, coverage extends from the arts to economics, history, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, sociology and on through the hard sciences. Ancient and modern, accepted and discredited, all theories which have relevance in today's world are included. The depth of the terms varies from undergraduate level to the more populist, with theories such as Parkinson's Law and the Peter Principle included.; Trade PB; 8.80 X 5.80 X 1.50 inches; 637 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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9 Bowker, Geoffrey C. Science on the Run Information Management and Industrial Geophysics at Schlumberger, 1920-1940
Cambridge, Massachusetts The MIT Press 1994 0262023679 / 9780262023672 Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Unmarked, except for previous owner's name on inside cover. ; Book Description; 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. This is the story of how one company created and codified a new science "on the run," away from the confines of the laboratory. By construing its service as scientific, Schlumberger was able to get the edge on the competition and construct an enviable niche for itself in a fast-growing industry. In this engaging account, Geoffrey Bowker reveals how Schlumberger devised a method of testing potential oil fields, produced a rhetoric, and secured a position that allowed it to manipulate the definition of what a technology is. Bowker calls the heart of the story "The Two Measurements That Worked," and he renders it in the style of a myth. In so doing, he shows seamlessly how society becomes embedded even in that most basic and seemingly value-independent of scientific concepts: the measurement. Bowker describes the origins and peregrinations of Schlumberger, details the ways in which the science developed in the field was translated into a form that could be defended in a patent court, and analyzes the company's strategies within the broader context of industrial science. Inside Technology series; Inside Technology; 9.06 X 5.98 X 0.79 inches; 199 pages 
Price: 6.55 USD
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10 Brockman, John What We Believe but Cannot Prove Today's Leading Thinkers on Science in the Age of Certainty
New York Harper Perennial 2006 0060841818 / 9780060841812 Fifth Printing Paperback Very Good 
Unmarked. ; 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. More than one hundred of the world's leading thinkers write about things they believe in, despite the absence of concrete proofScientific theory, more often than not, is born of bold assumption, disparate bits of unconnected evidence, and educated leaps of faith. Some of the most potent beliefs among brilliant minds are based on supposition alone -- yet that is enough to push those minds toward making the theory viable. Eminent cultural impresario, editor, and publisher of Edge (www.edge.org) , John Brockman asked a group of leading scientists and thinkers to answer the question: What do you believe to be true even though you cannot prove it? This book brings together the very best answers from the most distinguished contributors. Thought-provoking and hugely compelling, this collection of bite-size thought-experiments is a fascinating insight into the instinctive beliefs of some of the most brilliant minds today.; Edge Question Series; 7.87 X 5.28 X 0.87 inches; 272 pages 
Price: 3.96 USD
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11 Bronowski, Jacob The Common Sense of Science
New York Modern Library Paperbacks 1965 Paperback Good+ 
Unmarked. Except for previous owner's name on inside cover page. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 152 pages 
Price: 4.41 USD
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12 Bryson, Bill A Short History Of Nearly Everything
Canada Doubleday Canada Limited 2003 0385660030 / 9780385660037 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. ; 9 X 6.20 X 1.70 inches; 560 pages 
Price: 28.72 USD
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13 Burke, James Connections
Boston Little Brown & Co (P) 1995 0316116726 / 9780316116725 Softcover Very Good 
Unmarked. Very mild wear on some corners. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. You can make all the plans you will, plot to make a fortune in the commodities market, speculate on developing trends: all will likely come to naught, for "however carefully you plan for the future, someone else's actions will inevitably modify the way your plans turn out." So writes the English scholar and documentary producer James Burke in his sparkling book Connections, a favorite of historically minded readers ever since its first publication in 1978. Taking a hint from Jacob Bronowski's Ascent of Man, Burke charts the course of technological innovation from ancient times to the present, but always with a subversive eye for things happening in spite of, and not because of, their inventors' intentions. Burke gives careful attention to the role of accident in human history. In his opening pages, for instance, he writes of the invention of uniform coinage, an invention that hinged on some unknown Anatolian prospector's discovering that a fleck of gold rubbed against a piece of schist--a "touchstone"--would leave a mark indicating its quality. Just so, we owe the invention of modern printing to Johann Gutenberg's training as a goldsmith, for his knowledge of the properties of metals enabled him to develop a press whose letterforms would not easily wear down. With Gutenberg's invention, Burke notes, came a massive revolution in the European economy, for, as he writes, "the easier it is to communicate, the faster change happens." Burke's book is a splendid and educational entertainment for our fast-changing time. ; 10 X 7.10 X 0.70 inches; 304 pages 
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14 Burke, James The Day the Universe Changed How Galileo's Telescope Changed The Truth and Other Events in History That Dramatically Altered Our Understanding of the World
Boston Back Bay Books 1995 0316117048 / 9780316117043 Softcover Very Good 
Unmarked. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. In The Day the Universe Changed, James Burke examines eight periods in history when our view of the world shifted dramatically: in the eleventh century, when extraordinary discoveries were made by Spanish crusaders; in fourteenth-century Florence, where perspective in painting emerged; in the fifteenth century, when the advent of the printing press shook the foundations of an oral society; in the sixteenth century, when gunnery developments triggered the birth of modern science; in the early eighteenth century, when hot English summers brought on the Industrial Revolution; in the battlefield surgery stations of the French revolutionary armies, where people first became statistics; in the nineteenth century, when the discovery of dinosaur fossils led to the theory of evolution; and in the 1820s, when electrical experiments heralded the end of scientific certainty. Based on the popular television documentary series, The Day the Universe Changed is a bestselling history that challenges the reader to decide whether there is absolute knowledge to discover - or whether the universe is "ultimately what we say it is." ; Back Bay Books; 9.90 X 7.10 X 0.70 inches; 352 pages 
Price: 14.22 USD
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15 Calvin, Melvin; John F. Kennedy, Robert Oppenheimer, Geoffrey Chew, Theodosius Dobzhansky, J. B. Fisk, William Fowler, Jesse Greenstein, H. H. Hess, G. Evelyn Hutchinson, John F. Kennedy, Linus Paulin The Scientific Endeavor Centennial Celebration of the National Academy of Sciences. [History of the Universe; Nature of Matter; The Determinants and Evolution of Life; A Century of Scientific Conquest]
[s.l.] : The Rockefeller University Press, 1965. 1965 Second Printing Softcover Very Good- 
Unmarked. Mild wear on corners and some edges. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. ; B&W Photographs; 8.70 X 6.20 X 1.10 inches; 330 pages 
Price: 15.50 USD
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16 Campbell, Jeremy Winston Churchill's Afternoon Nap A wide-awake inquiry into the human nature of time
New York Simon & Schuster 1987 0671475479 / 9780671475475 Softcover Very Good 
Unmarked. Mild sun fading of spine area. ; Book Description; Spine of the book has no signs of creasing. Pages are clean and not marred by notes or folds. Covers are square and with minor wear. This book is about the human nature of time. The author points out that the experience of time is starting to crystallize, to come together. As a result, inner time, like outer space is less mysterioius than it used to be. ; Trade PB; 9.10 X 6.40 X 1.40 inches; 432 pages 
Price: 11.32 USD
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17 Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan Truth and Beauty Aesthetics and Motivations in Science
Chicago Univ of Chicago Pr (Tx) 1987 0226100863 / 9780226100869 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. A collection of lectures given by Chandrasekhar, the astrophysicist. ; Textbook; 9.10 X 6 X 0.80 inches; 208 pages 
Price: 8.19 USD
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18 Chapman, Clark R The inner planets New light on the rocky worlds of Mercury, Venus, Earth, the moon, Mars, and the asteroids
New York Scribner 1977 0684148986 / 9780684148984 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Unmarked, except for previous powner's name on inside cover. ; 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. ; B&W Photographs; 8.40 X 5.70 X 0.90 inches; 170 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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19 Clay, Roger & Bruce Dawson Cosmic Bullets High Energy Particles In Astrophysics )
Reading, Massachusetts Basic Books 1998 0201360837 / 9780201360837 Hardcover Very Good in Near Fine dust jacket 
Unmarked except previous owner's name on inside cover. ; 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. In 1992 the fastest object known to mankind hit the Earths atmosphere at a speed within a billion-trillionth of one percent of the speed of light, carrying an energy far above that of the most powerful particle accelerator ever built. That object was a cosmic ray. Over 100 cosmic ray particles pass through our bodies every second. Some of these have enormous energies, far above those accessible using man-made particle accelerators. Many of them have traveled millions of light years across the Universe, and they bring with them clues about exotic astronomical systems like neutron stars, supernovae, quasars, and black holes. In Cosmic Bullets leading cosmic ray experts Roger Clay and Bruce Dawson tell the incredible story of the discovery and study of these messengers from deep space. They point out that despite a century of intensive research, it is still far from certain where most cosmic rays come from or how they were created. Nevertheless, the little-known story of their discovery and subsequent study holds many sudden twists and wonderful surprises. The authors have captured the excitement and mystery of astrophysical research, and the human drama of science, in this story of discovery.; Frontiers of Science (Addison-Wesley; 8.40 X 5.70 X 0.90 inches; 208 pages 
Price: 5.88 USD
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20 Crame, J. A. Origins and Evolution of the Antarctic Biota
London Amer Assn of Petroleum Geologists 1989 0903317443 / 9780903317443 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Unmarked, escept for smal single initial 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. ; Geological Society Special Publication; Vol. 47; 10.25 X 7.25 X 1 inches; 328 pages 
Price: 51.22 USD
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