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1 Fire of Life: The Smithsonian Book of the Sun
New York W. W. Norton & Co. , 1981 0895990067 / 9780895990068 Hard Cover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
262 pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. 10-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches. Contributors include: S. Dillon Ripley, Evan Hadingham, Owen Gingerich, Tom D. Crouch, William C. Livingston, George Field, Kenneth L. Franklin and David Morrison. From the publisher: Center of our universe, giver of light, the sun creates and sustains all life on Earth. And from time immemorial, mankind has venerated the sun, fascinated by the dazzling star that orders the world. With word and image, Fire of Life celebrates man's relationship to the fiery orb that governs his very existence, and evokes his awe and wonderment. Illustrated with more than 300 photographs and paintings in full color, the book takes the reader on a journey from the dawn of the universe to the present, as man seeks new ways to draw from the sun the energy upon which human civilization depends. 
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2 Popular Science Monthly. June 1928. in This Issue, Famous Pilots Tell You How You Can Break Into Aviation [Cover Title].
Popular Science Publishing Company 1928 Magazine Good+ with No dust jacket as issued 
Vol. 112, No. 6. 152 pages, illustrations, advertisements, some shelf wear, text very good. Contents include: Breaking Into Aviaiton (Edgar C. Wheeler) , Huge Flying Hotels Race for First Overseas Flight (Carl Helm) , Dick Byrd-Adventurer-Part Two (Fitzhugh Green) , Huge New Super-Locomotives (George Lee Dowd, Jr) , Strange Foods Lost Flyers Eat (Orville Kneen) , etc. 
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3 American Quaternary Association American Quaternary Association Programs and abstracts of the ninth biennial meeting 2 - 4 June 1986 AMQUA 86
Champaign, IL, University of Illinois 1986 Soft Cover Very Good 
173 pages, diagrams, wrappers, fine. AMQUA was founded in 1970 primarily to foster cooperation and communication among the remarkably broad array of disciplines involved in studying the Quaternary Period. Major academic and applied disciplines represented by the AMQUA membership include anthropology, archaeology, botany, climatology, ecology, geochemistry, geochronology, geography, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrology, limnology, meteorology, neotectonics, oceanography, paleontology, palynology, soil science, and zoology. 
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4 American Quaternary Association Seventh Biennial Conference, American Quaternary Association Program And Abstracts, June 28-30, 1982
Seattle University of Washington, 1982 Soft Cover Very Good 
188 pages, diagrams, wrappers, fine. Theme: "Character and Timing of Rapid Environmental and Climatic Changes." Includes "Variability of the Climate System" by R.G. Barry, University of Colorado, Boulder. AMQUA was founded in 1970 primarily to foster cooperation and communication among the remarkably broad array of disciplines involved in studying the Quaternary Period. Major academic and applied disciplines represented by the AMQUA membership include anthropology, archaeology, botany, climatology, ecology, geochemistry, geochronology, geography, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrology, limnology, meteorology, neotectonics, oceanography, paleontology, palynology, soil science, and zoology. 
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5 American Quaternary Associationq American Quaternary Association Eighth Biennial Meeting Program And Abstracts, 13-15 August 1984. AMQUA 1984.
Boulder University of Colorado 1984 Soft Cover Very Good 
188 pages, diagrams, wrappers, fine. AMQUA was founded in 1970 primarily to foster cooperation and communication among the remarkably broad array of disciplines involved in studying the Quaternary Period. Major academic and applied disciplines represented by the AMQUA membership include anthropology, archaeology, botany, climatology, ecology, geochemistry, geochronology, geography, geology, geomorphology, geophysics, hydrology, limnology, meteorology, neotectonics, oceanography, paleontology, palynology, soil science, and zoology. 
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6 BAILEY, FREDERICK R. A text-book of histology.
New York William Wood and Co. 1910 Hard Cover 
589 pages, well illustrated, diagrams, tables, cloth, very good. 
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7 BAITSELL, GEORGE A. Science in Progress. Sixth Series.
New Haven Yale University Press 1949 Hard Cover 
By H.D. Smyth, John A. Wheeler, Ernest O. Lawrence, Glenn T. Seaborg, Linus Pauling, L. Zechmeister, W.M. Stanley, Rene J. Dubos, G.W. Beadle, A.H. Sturtevant, Charles E. Kellogg. 322 pages, illustrations, diagrams, tables, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. 
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8 BENFORD, GREGORY and, ZEBROWSKI, GEORGE editors Skylife : Space Habitats in Story and Science
New York Harcourt, Inc. 2000 0151002924 / 9780151002924 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
X, [2], 357 pages, 4 color plates, cloth, dj, very good. Stated first edition. From the dust jacket: "A collection of stories and essays about humankind's growing away from the cradle of Earth. The twentieth century was a time of looking forward and asking uneasy questions about our survival: What if we deplete Earth of its resources? Destroy ourselves in war? Pollute ourselves to the brink of extinction? Will we reach out and colonize the solar system and eventually inhabit other systems? Will we terraform inhospitable planets or instead choose to live in space itself--in spacecraft, space stations, or space homes? In Skylife, these and other questions about mankind's future are explored. Respected author-editors Gregory Benford and George Zebrowski have assembled a spectacular anthology - complete with unique full-color illustrations - of stories and essays by such masters of science fiction as Arthur C.Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Larry Niven, and James Blish." 
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9 BERK, A.A. LISP. The language of artificial intelligence.
New York Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985 0442209746 / 9780442209742 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
160 pages, diagrams, cloth, dj, very good. From Sinclair User Magazine (John Gilbert): 'For those of you who think that Lisp has certain oral connotations then Lisp - The Language of Artificial Intelligence, by Dr A A Berk, will he a re-education. The book gives a general grounding in the language structure of Lisp and provides information on how it can be used to simulate artificial intelligence in any microcomputer. . . . The central section of the book is a list of the function types which can be used with Lisp and an explanation of how to use those to build your own functions. You will find that in some ways Lisp's structure is similar to that of Forth. You can build several program routines - called functions - which can then be used in other function routines. You can even allow functions to call themselves into action. That is called recursion and, because of its importance to the usage of the language, has been allocated a long section towards the end of the book. Finally, Dr Berk deals with the advanced features of the language and those which you can build into it. . . . the book is a first-class tutorial on the subject and will be of use to anybody in language other than Basic, or in AI.' 
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10 BERTIN, LEONARD The Boys' Book of Modern Scientific Wonders and Inventions
New York Roy Publishers 1957 Hard Cover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
127 pages, 8 plates, many text illustrations and diagrams, cloth, dust jacket frayed otherwise very good. 8 by 10 inches. From the publisher: "One of Britain's leading science writers opens a whole new world to the modern boy (or girl) - a world in which science, chemistry, physics and mechanics play an increasing and commanding part - a world with which the boy of today is already more fully acquainted than his ancestors. Here are described in easy-to-read terms the wonders of the modern universe - the earth's dependence on the sun; energy in our lives; fossil fuels (coal, oil, and gas); energy form atomic fission, atomic fusion; some typical types of nuclear power station, Calder Hall; pattern for the future, atomic trains; more heat from less coal, solar energy; automation; transport on the sea; underwater ships of the future; atom tankers; the turbo-jet; ram-jets and rockets for super speed; exploration of space; cosmic rays; the protective function of the atmosphere; man-made radiations; atomic energy; atom-smashers, their present and future uses; ultra-sonics; meteorology." 
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11 BOAS, GEORGE The heaven of invention.
Baltimore, Johns Hopkins Press, 1962 Hard Cover 
394 pages, 2 plates, cloth, very good. 
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12 BRADLEY, DAVID No place to hide.
Boston Little Brown & Co. , 1948 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
324 pages, map endpapers, cloth, very good. 1st edition. "The log of a doctor who was assigned to duty with Operation Crossroads." From the website of Environmental Research Foundation of New Brunswick, NJ: Operation Crossroads involved two A-bomb explosions on Bikini atoll in the South Pacific, one in the air (July 1, 1946) and one under the sea (July 25, 1946). Quite unexpectedly, the undersea explosion heavily contaminated all the U.S. Navy ships carrying more than 40,000 troops participating in the operation. In 1948 David Bradley, a U.S. Army doctor who had participated in Crossroads, published his diary of what he had seen and experienced at Bikini. 
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13 BRAND, STEWART The media lab. Inventing the future at MIT.
New York Viking, 1987 Hard Cover 
285 pages, 12 color plates, cloth, dust jacket, very good. 
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14 Budel, Julius Climatic Geomorphology
Princeton, Princeton University Press 1982 0691082944 / 9780691082943 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xx, 443, [1] pages, well illustrated (some in color) , diagrams, cloth, DJ, very good. Translated from the German by Lenore Fischer and Detlef Busche. Translation of: Klima-Geomorphologie. From the dust jacket: "A summation of the lifework of one of the century's greatest geomorphologists and the first major piece of Budel's writing to be translated into English, this volume offers a theory of the influence of climate on the earth's relief system and an analysis of past climate changes, particularly as they affected landscapes such as western Europe and the eastern United States." From the Encyclopedia Britannica: "Morphogenetic classification was first proposed by Julius Büdel, the German geographer, in 1945. The morphogenetic concept asserts that, under a particular climatic regime, certain geomorphic processes will predominate and produce a characteristic topographic expression. Proponents of the concept say that climatic controls outweigh rock type as a landform factor because the resistance of a rock type to erosion is dependent on the climate to which it is subjected. "; 9.45 X 6.46 X 1.18 inches; 444 pages 
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15 BUSH, VANNEVAR Pieces of the action.
New York William Morrow 1970 Hard Cover 
366 pages, frontispiece (portrait), cloth, dj, very good. Dr. Bush invented the Bush Differential Analyzer, served as Dean of Engineering and Honorary Chairman of the Board of M.I.T., President of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development and advisor to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman during World War II, Chairman of the Board of Merck and Company, and Trustee of Putnam Funds. In 1970 he was presented by President Nixon with the Atomic Pioneers Award. 
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16 CHURCH, WILLIAM CONANT The Life of John Ericsson
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1906 Hard Cover Good 
2 volumes (303 and 357 pages), plates, many text illustrations and diagrams, cloth, some shelf war otherwise very good. From the website of the John Ericsson Society of New York: Ericsson's achievements began in his early life when he worked in Sweden and later in England developing an effective steam locomotive. By his invention of the screw propeller he revolutionized maritime engineering for peace and for war. He brought the peoples of the world closer together in points of time, in personal contact and in the exchange of their commodities. His "Monitor", representing the North in the battle of March 9, 1862 with the "Merrimac" of the South, was one of the leading factors in the preservation of the Union and made one of the immortals. For the last thirty years of his life he designed caloric engines for ships and was experimenting with solar energy powered machines. 
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17 CLAPP, WILLIAM HOWARD and, CLARK, DONALD SHERMAN Engineering Materials and Processes, Metals and Plastics.
Scranton International Textbook Company 1938 Hard Cover Very Good 
X,[2],543 pages, well illustrated, diagrams, cloth, very good. 12th printing. From the preface: "This text is a development from material which has been presented to Sophomore engineering students at the California Institute of Technology. The material has been gathered from many books, catalogs, magazines, and professional papers, and presents, within the compass of a one-semester course, a brief treatment of the physical properties and uses or the principal engineering materials, together with a description of the methods by these materials are processed." 
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18 COCHRANE, CHARLES H. Modern industrial progress.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1904 Hard Cover 
647 pages, 2 color plates, circa 300 illustrations, rebound, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. A most comprehensive work describing and illustrating the remarkable progress made by the turn of the century. One section covers the conquest of the air (p.91-117) covering the achievements of Whitehead, the Wright Brothers, Santos-Dumont, Maxim, Langley and others. Other sections include vehicles and roadways, boats and ships, submarines, cannon, farming, tunnels, railroads, bridges, electric lights, mining, printing, photography and many others. A great descriptive and illustrated catalog of machinery of the period. 
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19 COHEN, LINDA R. & NOLL, ROGER G. The Technology Pork Barrel.
Washington, DC, Brookings Institution, 1991 0815715072 / 9780815715078 Soft Cover 
With Jeffrey S. Banks, Susan A. Edelman, and William M. Pegram. From the back cover: American public policy has had a long history of technological optimism. The success of the United States in research and development contributes to this optimism and leads many to assume that there is a technological fix for significant national problems. Since World War II the federal government has been the major supporter of commercial research and development efforts in a wide array of industries. But how successful are these projects? And equally important, how do economic and policy factors influence performance and are these influences predictable and controllable? Linda Cohen, Roger Noll, and three other economists address these questions while focusing on the importance of R&D to the national economy.,, The central part of the book presents detailed case histories of six program: the supersonic transport, communications satellites, the space shuttle, the breeder reactor, photovoltaics, and synthetic fuels. 
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20 COLBORN, THEO, DUMANOSKI, DIANNE and, MYERS, JOHN PETERSON Our stolen future. Are we threatening our fertility, intelligence and survival? A scientific detective story.
New York A Dutton Book 1996 Hard Cover 
306 pages, cloth, dj, very good. 
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