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Gemstones: a Pocket Companion

By: Book Sales, Inc.

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Edison, New Jersey, U. S. A., Chartwell Books: 1998

Seller ID: 002671

ISBN: 0785809724

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but the study of gemstones is also a rewarding subject. Gemstones provides a comprehensive introduction to some of the world's most durable and beautiful natural resources. A fact-packed introduction is followed by a visual directory of various gemstone types. A broad range of individual entries present brief descriptions of each stone's characteristics, such as how to classify them. Each one is illustrated in color and is accompanie... View more info

Super Vision: a New View of Nature

By: Amato, Ivan; Morrison, Philip (Foreword)

Price: $20.24

Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., Harry N Abrams Inc: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003729

Condition: New in New dust jacket


What does nature really look like? In this magnificent volume, award-winning author Ivan Amato presents a comprehensive look at the best in scientific imagery, made with miscroscopes and telescopes, magnetic field detectors, chemical mapping probes and more. Amato accompanies each image with a lively explanation packed with information that tells readers what they are looking at and explains the underlying technology in a way that is easy to understand. World-famous phys... View more info

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Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves: the Evolution of Gammarus Minus

By: Culver, David C. ; Kane, Thomas C. ; Fong, Daniel W.

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard Univ Pr: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002374

ISBN: 0674004256

Condition: New in New dust jacket


The harsh environment of caves - dark, damp, sparse of food - is home to a variety of 'bizarre' creatures. Biologists, for their part, often treate thee delicate, colorless organisms having no eyes, or at least greatly reduced eyes, as mere oddities with little to tell us about a topic as grand as evolution. Focusing on one cave-dwelling crustacean, Gammarus minus, this books shows that, to the contrary, cave life can provide a valuable empirical model for the study of e... View more info

Atomic, Molecular, & Optical Physics Handbook

By: Drake, Gordon W. (editor)

Price: $46.00

Publisher: Woodbury, NY, American Institute Of Physics Press: 1996

Seller ID: 004051

Condition: New with no dust jacket


This is the first single volume to bridge the many interrelated disciplines of atomic, molecular, and optical physics (AMOP) . An invaluable ready reference for many scientists, this handbook offers a broad compendium of key AMOP ideas, formulae, techniques, and results. 88 chapters are divided into seven broad areas: Mathematical Methods, Molecules, Scattering Experiment, Applications, Atoms, Scattering Theory, and Quantum Optics. Includes a subject index and notations ... View more info

Into the Amazon: Chico Mendes and the Struggle for the Rain Forest

By: Dwyer, Augusta

Price: $6.44

Publisher: Toronto, On, Canada, Key Porter Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003613

ISBN: 1550132237

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


This book is the revealing story of the people who live in the Amazon Rain Forest: The rubber tappers, river people, small landholders and natives. Augusta Dwyer not only spoke to them, she lived among them, sharing their meals and their way of life. In addition, she was one of the few journalists to become close friends with Chico Mendes, interviewing him on a number of occasions. The last time was shortly before his death, while the center of a struggle between the for... View more info

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Stars and Planets: a Companion Guide for Amateur Astronomers

By: Ekrutt, Joachim

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Hauppauge, New York, U. S. A., Barrons Educational Series Inc: 1992

Seller ID: 002816

ISBN: 0812047761

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


This book is a manual of the heavens that teaches you astronomy. It includes charts of the heavens for each month of the year for the northern and southern hemispheres. These are handy to take outdoors (with a small flashlight) to learn the different constellations. It also includes an A-to-Z dictionary of astronomical terms, lots of tips, including which planets can be seen without aid, and what can be seen with binoculars. There are many beautiful photographs of variou... View more info

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The Feynman Lectures on Physics; Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat; Commemorative Issue

By: Feynman, Richard P. ; Leighton, Robert B. ; Sands, Matthew

Price: $50.60

Publisher: Redwood City, CA, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004049

ISBN: 0201510030

Condition: New with no dust jacket


This is the Commemorative issue of the Feynman Lectures on Physics. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall View more info

Stardust

By: Gribbin, John

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002020

ISBN: 0713993367

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Life begins with the process of star formation. Except for hydrogen, every single atom of every single element in our bodies has been manufactured inside stars and then scattered across the universe in great stellar explosions known as supernovae, only then to be recycled as part of us. The hydrogen is primordial material, produced in the Big Bang, but everything else has been built up in the burning hearts of stars. We are made of stardust. Here John Gribbin relates the... View more info

The Incredible Journey to the Planets

By: Harris, Nicholas

Price: $6.44

Publisher: England, Orpheus: 1999

Seller ID: 003641

ISBN: 1582091595

Condition: Near Fine


Jump from planet to planet through the series of windows cut in this book! What would it be like to make an amazing voyage through space, visiting each of the planets in turn? Find out by reading this fascinating and unique book. Whichever page you're on, you'll see all the planets in both directions. Start with Mercury, close to the burning heat of the Sun, then travel all the way out to lonely, freezing Pluto (okay, it's not a planet anymore! ) . Discover whether life ... View more info

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Green Inheritance: Saving the Plants of the World

By: Huxley, Anthony; Attenborough, Sir David (Foreword by)

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Berkeley, Univ. Of California Pr: 2006

Seller ID: 003401

Condition: New


NEW - STILL IN PUBLISHERS PLASTIC. Humans are entirely dependent on plants: We eat them, build with them, burn them for power, breathe the air they maintain, cure our ills with them. Yet we are destroying this fundamental resource at a terrifying rate. This extensively revised and updated edition of Anthony Huxley's magnificent global overview of our plant kingdom portrays the beauty, diversity, and history of wild and cultivated plants, highlighting their profound impor... View more info

The Home Planet

By: Kelley, Kevin W. (Conceived and edited by) , Cousteau, Jaques-Yves (Foreword by)

Price: $16.56

Publisher: Reading, MA, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co.: 1988

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004052

ISBN: 0201151979

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Written for the Association of Space Explorers and co-published with the Soviet agency Mir. The Home Planet conveys the grandeur of Earth and the mysteries of space through 150 stunning photographs - many never before published - selected from the entire Soviet and American archives. The accompanying narrative, poetic, deeply personal, often funny, often spiritual, is woven from interviews and articles and air-to-ground transmissions, and loosely follows the chronology o... View more info

Realspace: the Fate of Physical Presence in the Digital Age, on and off Planet

By: Levinson, Paul

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, NY, Routledge: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003800

ISBN: 0415277434

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Cyberspace takes us to any part of the planet we want to visit. But as Paul Levinson shows in his brilliant book, when it comes to essential aspects of life, we prefer to take our bodies with us. Whether it's trains, planes, scooters or pogo sticks, we want to really move through our world. Is planet Earth the end of the line, or is space itself the next step? Full of fascinating examples, the author asks why there is a deep-seated human desire to know what's "out th... View more info

Moonshadow : Story of the Total Eclipse

By: Manners, Terry

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Great Britain, Chameleon Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002727

ISBN: 023399680X

Condition: New in New dust jacket


The daytime sky turns an eerie, deep, dark purple and then black. Earth's tides are thrown into confusion. This is the moment a solar eclipse becomes total, the moment that has frightened and fascinated mankind since prehistoric times. This book reveals the story of solar eclipses through time, and describes and explains how they work. This is the story of the solar eclipse. Includes a bibliography and information on how to view an eclipse safely. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12... View more info

African Silences

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Random House, Incorporated: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000555

ISBN: 0679400214

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


The expeditions traced in this book are to West Africa in part for a wildlife survey of Senegal, Gambia, and the Ivory Coast. Eastward to Zaire in search of the rare Congo peacock, and in early 1986 the author returned to central Africa with an ecologist. This is a lyrical and sobering account of vanishing worlds and what is replacing them. Through Matthiessen's eyes we see elephants, white rhinos, gorillas, and other endangered creatures in the wild. We share the drama ... View more info

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African Silences

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1991

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004139

ISBN: 0679400214

Condition: New in New dust jacket


The author explores new terrain on a continent he has written about powerfully in two previous books. His travels from Egypt to Tanganyika and to West Africa on a wildlife survey to Senegal, Gambia, and the Ivory Coast, continuing eastward to Zaire are the main travels in this book. In Zaire he was in search of the rare Congo peacock, and later returned to determine the status of the small forest elephant in the Congo Basin. It is a lyrical and sobering account, a portra... View more info

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Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes

By: Miller, Arthur I.

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002176

ISBN: 061834151X

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Astronomy buffs and readers fascinated by the history of science will find this a compelling read. " - Publishers Weekly. Empire of the Stars is the dramatic untold story of a bitter scientific rivalry begun in 1935 between the young astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and Sir Arthur Eddington, the leading astrophysicist of the time - a rivalry that led to the discovery of black holes yet hindered the progress of astrophysics for nearly 40 years. 364 pages, inc... View more info

Human Sexes a Natural History of Man and Woman

By: Morris, Desmond

Price: $9.23

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, BBC Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002016

ISBN: 0563383585

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket


Human sexuality has always been a fascinating and controversial subject. This book looks at the difference between men and women and investigates how their roles have changed since primitive times. Morris' research indicates that, contrary to popular belief, our ancient ancestors practised a form of sexual equality and that it was only with the rise of ubanization that the delicate balance of the sexes was disturbed. Provocative and challenging, The Human Sexes is the st... View more info

Our Primitive Contemporaries

By: Murdock, George Peter

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1964

Seller ID: 001930

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


This is an interesting book on anthropology which covers 17 tribes. The author was a Professor of Anthropology at Yale University. It is well-illustrated, including photographs and drawings. Most are black & white, but there are some color plates. 614 pages with a bibliography and an extensive index. The red cover has gold lettering against black. The binding is loose at the top but tight at the bottom. The inside covers show where the tribes discussed are located on map... View more info

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The Courtship of Sea Creatures

By: Otte, Jean Pierre

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, George Braziller: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002057

ISBN: 0807614866

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Filled with wit and wisdom, The Courtship of Sea Creatures is a playful meditation on the sexual strategies of sea life found along the shores of Brittany. The author arrives at the coast with a heightened awareness of every dank odor, the slightest rustle of the water on the sand, and the changing light of the vast sky. Thrusting his hands into a transparent tidal pool, he is off on another round of observations. His viewpoint is ironic, witty, poetic and wise. He finds... View more info

On the Loose

By: Russell, Jerry & Renny

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, NY, Ballatine Books: 1971

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003805

Condition: Very Good


This book - a Sierra Club publication - is a chronicle of triumph and tragedy. The triumph of gaining an insight about oneself through an understanding of the natural world; the tragedy of seeing the splendor of the world increasingly threatened by men who don't know or don't care. Mostly color photographs tell the story of beautiful moments in Yosemite, the High Sierra, the Great Basin, Glen Canyon, and in a few backyards. The text is augmented by quotations from many w... View more info

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What is Natural? Coral Reef Crisis

By: Sapp, Jan

Price: $10.12

Publisher: New York, Oxford Univ. Press: 2003

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 003415

Condition: New


During the late 1960s and 1970s, massive herds of poisonous crown-of-thorns starfish suddenly began to infest coral reef communities around the world, leaving in their wake devastation comparable to that of a burnt-out rain forest. Discussions of the causes and effects of the starfish plague involved virtually every environmental issue of our time: Overfishing, pesticide use, atomic testing, rain forest depletion, and overpopulation. While many marine scientists and envi... View more info

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The Neptune File: a Story of Astronomical Rivalry and the Pioneers of Planet Hunting

By: Standage, Tom

Price: $7.38

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Walker & Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001742

ISBN: 0802713637

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket


The Neptune File is the first full account of the dramatic events surrounding the eighth planet's discovery, and the story of two remarkable men who were able to "see" on paper what astronomers looking through telescopes for more than 200 years had overlooked. In June, 1941, John Couch Adams, a brilliant young mathematician at Cambridge University, chanced upon a report by England's Astronomer Royal, George Airy, describing unsuccessful attempts to explain the my... View more info

The Monkey in the Mirror: Essays on the Science of What Makes Us Human

By: Tattersall, Ian

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Orlando, Florida, U. S. A., Harcourt: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002861

ISBN: 0151005206

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Widely regarded as one of the rare eminent scientists who is also a graceful writer, Ian Tattersall takes up some of the most controversial questions in evolutionary theory in this extraordinary set of essays. Tattersall stresses that living creatures, including humans, are not finely enginered organisms with every component perfectedly adapted to their function. We are - thank goodness - jury-rigged, improvised beings, owing as much to chance as to adaptation. And that'... View more info

Glass Flowers from the Ware Collection in the Botanical Museum of Harvard University

By: Unknown

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace and Company: 1946

Seller ID: 004488

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


The spine ends show heavy wear; the corners light to moderate wear. The jacket is lightweight with a few small chips in the front, paper missing at both ends of the spine, small chips in the back and wear at all corners. There is a gift note on the front endpaper. The binding has tanned a bit around the front and back edges. ; Sixteen color plates show a fraction of the thousands of magnificent glass flower models created in nearly half a century by Leopold and Rudolph B... View more info

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The Deep Sea

By: Wallace, Joseph

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Gallery Books, Gallery Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003896

ISBN: 0831721774

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


With informative and entertaining text, this magnificient volume takes a fascinating voyage to the region of the sea previously seen only by researchers in submersible vessels. Beautifully illustrated with over 100 photographs, you can see how a remarkable robot submarine helped locate and explore the wreckage of the Titanic; how newly discovered creatures living miles beneath the surface exist in a world without light; how ocean drilling can provide evidence of the Eart... View more info