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A Field Guide for Science Writers

By: Blum, Deborah; Knudson, Mary

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1998

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 003339

ISBN: 0195124944

Condition: Very Good


What science writers ultimately cover - and covey to the reading public - is the forefront of human knowledge, the leading edge of our understanding of the universe and ourselves. In this book, the official guide of the National Association of Science Writers, budding journalists and veteran reporters have a superb roadmap to this exciting area of journalism. Here some three dozen of the best known science writers in the U. S. Share their hard-earned knowledge on how they do their job. From covering - and surviving - a deadly epidemic to getting the inside scoop from a toxic waste inspector, t... View more info

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A Treasury of Country Cottages: Journal & Address Book

By: Matthews, James

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Middlesex, Wentwalk Ltd.: 1985

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 004242

ISBN: 1850811385

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


A beautiful set of books with glossy pictorial covers, and kept in a lovely slipcase, allow room for random ideas in the lined journal pages, and finally keeping all of those addresses you have in one place. Illustrated in color on the inside and out, this pair is nice enough for a gift. No wear at all on the set, never used. ; Octavo (standard book size); 160 pages View more info

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Angiogenesis and Cardiovascular Disease

By: Ware, J. Anthony; Simons, Michael (edited by)

Price: $32.20

Publisher: Cary, North Carolina, U. S. A., Oxford Univ Pr: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001960

ISBN: 0195112350

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Angiogenesis at both the clinical and functional scientific levels has emerged as an important area of study that exemplifies the importance of rapid translation of information learned at the laboratory bench to the bedside. There are compelling reasons to discuss the growth of new blood vessels, in both a clinical and mechanistic context, in a single book. Besides the wealth of information available on the biology of endothelial cells, growth factors, and developing vessels, recent technological developments have allowed the application of these advances to preclinical models of vascular dise... View more info

Berlitz Basic Japanese

By: Strugnell, Lynne

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Berlitz Publishing Co.: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003178

ISBN: 2831512425

Condition: Very Good


This course will enable you to study Japanese at home - by yourself or with a friend. You will be able to make progress immediately, without having to study pages and pages of rules. Words or grammatical structures are translated only when they appear for the first time. In addition, English is limited to a narrow column in the margin of each page; the study sections contain only Japanese so you won't get into the habit of translating everything you see or hear back into English. This package includes 3 cassette tapes with 24 "scenes" and a soft-cover book which is the essential text, ... View more info

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Bugotu-English, English-Bugotu Concise Dictionary

By: Ivens, Walter

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Hippocrene Books: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003416

Condition: New


Bugotu is spoken on the southern coast portion of Santa Isabel, on of thirty islands which make up the British Solomon islands, located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. This dictionary is a recording of the language spoken by the island's native inhabitants. There are 4, 700 Bugotu words detailed, plus and index of English to Bugotu vocabulary is included. 98 (99-104 advertisements) pp. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" tall View more info

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Calculus and Pizza: a Cookbook for the Hungry Mind

By: Pickover, Clifford A.

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Hoboken, NJ, John Wiley & Sons Inc: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004098

ISBN: 0471269875

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Do you want to do well on your calculus exam? Are you looking for a quick refresher course? Or, would you just like to get a taste of what calculus is all about? If so, you've selected the right book. This book is a creative, surprisingly delicious overview of the essential rules and formulas of calculus with lots of problems for the learner with a healthy appetite. The author focuses on procedures for solving problems, offering short chapters that allow you to quickly get the essence of a technique or question. Authoritatively and humorously written. Includes answers. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9Â... View more info

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Decorative Alphabets and Initials

By: Nesbitt, Alexander

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, NY, Dover Publications Inc.: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 004173

ISBN: 0486205444

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


This is a reprint of the original 1959 publication, purchased new in the late 1970s. It includes manuscript initials, 8th century to the 15th century, initials in printed books, 15th century through the 18th century, and initials and decorative alphabets, 19th century to 1925. Within these categories you will find 123 plates, with thick enough paper so that one lettering does not show through, 91 complete alphabets, and 3, 924 initials. All are in black & white so that you can scan and color as you wish. Very slight edgewear and some blue scuffing on the top back. Bibliography and sources incl... View more info

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Gods, Mongrels, and Demons: 101 Brief but Essential Lives

By: Calder, Angus

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA: 2004

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 001620

ISBN: 1582344310

Condition: New in Very Good dust jacket


This book is an idiosyncratic and indespensable guide to history's most - and least - memorable characters. Inspired by the author's believe that "oddballs, headbangers, saints, nutters, philosophers, freaks and such like deserve to be drawn away from the periphery to the center of our consciousness. " Gods, Mongrels and Demons uses the famous, the infamous and the apparently marginal to tell us more about ourselves and our cultures than we'd find in the usual history book fare. With this book, Angus Calder has created an original, eccentric and richly entertaining work of reference fo... View more info

Greek-English Dictionary

By: Arkanis, G. Georgiades

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Athens, Greece, Alex & E. Papademtriou: 1958

Edition: Unknown; Unknown

Seller ID: 004383

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


The heavy paper adhering to the front and back cover needs gluing. ; This 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" dictionary is very clearly printed on thin paper, like most dictionaries. Edited by the author, who is from the Institute of English Studies in Athens, all meanings of a Greek word were included, keeping in mind that it would be used by both Greeks learning English, and English-speaking persons learning Greek. At the end is a list of cities, states and countries in Greek, translated to English. The cover is dark brown leatherette with the title stamped on the front and the side; the side includes ... View more info

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Hemlock's Cup: the Struggle for Death with Dignity

By: Cox, Donald W.

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Amherst, New York, U. S. A., Prometheus Books: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001685

ISBN: 0879758082

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Hemlock's Cup is the first history of the active euthanasia movement in America, as represented by its most visible proponent, the Hemlock Society. Donald W. Cox traces the growth of the society from its beginnings as a three-person cause to its current worldwide fame. The work of Derek Humphry, the society's founder, is reviewed and the publicity surrounding Dr. Jack Kevorkian and his controversial "suicide machine" is discussed. Cox also addresses the Washington (1991) and Califormnia (1992) initiatives to legalize doctor-assisted suicide and the ethical questions they pose. He refle... View more info

How to Write Mysteries

By: Ocork, Shannon; Waugh, Hillary (Introduction by)

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Ohio, F & W Pubns: 1994

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller ID: 003338

Condition: Fine


In this book, best-selling mystery writer Shannon OCork helps you start right at the beginning with your first sinister thought and takes you all the way through to the end, where Good always conquers Evil (that's the key to a good mystery, you know! ) . You'll learn the finer points of: Identifying a plot (not just a situation) ; getting over the "hump" of the opening line; developing a series character versus a "one shot" character; hiding the "bad guy"; scattering "red herrings" throughout your book to head off your reader; marketing your compelling mystery (... View more info

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Jane Brody's Allergy Fighter

By: Brody, Jane E.

Price: $13.34

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc.: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002858

ISBN: 0393040593

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Do you experience nasal or respiratory allergies? Almost one in ten Americans suffers from some form of seasonal allergy - and almost twice as many have other forms of nasal allergies or "allergic rhinitis. " If you are among these fifty million-plus sneezing, snifling, stuffed-up, red-eyed allergy victims, Jane Brody brings you good news: You don't have to take it anymore! This book is a clear, compact guide to understanding the causes of the allergies that plague you, and the actions that you and your doctor can take now to prevent and relieve their symptoms. Includes special strateg... View more info

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Learn to Remember : Practical Techniques and Exercises to Improve Your Memory

By: O'Brien, Dominic

Price: $9.66

Publisher: San Francisco, California, U. S. A., Chronicle Books LLC: 2000

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 002136

ISBN: 0811827151

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Sick of misplacing your wallet, checkbook, or keys? Need to memorize a presentation or prepare for an exam? Help is here. Master the art of remembering with these highly effective techniques, shortcuts, and exercises from the extraordinary memory wizard, Dominic O'Brien. Discover and use untapped powers of your memory; remember names and faces; develop instant recall; and never forget a telephone number or date again! 160 pages, color illustrations throughout to aid recall. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. View more info

Medical Discoveries: Medical Breakthroughs and the People Who Developed Them

By: Travers, Bridget; Locher Freiman, Fran (editors)

Price: $41.40

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, U. S. A., UXL: 1996

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002377

ISBN: 0787608904

Condition: New with no dust jacket


This three-volume set features 215 medical and dental inventions and discoveries that have profoundly changed the way diseases are diagnosed and people are treated. Written in non-technical language, Medical Discoveries explores medical practices such as acupuncture, significant developments in research such as chemotherapy, and instrumentation such as the X-ray machine. Arranged alphabetically, the entries range from 1/4 to 6 pages in length. Accompanying many entries are sidebar boxes discussing related subjects and items of special interests to students, such as the discovery of DNA structu... View more info

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Neonatal Bioethics: the Moral Challenges of Medical Innovation

By: Lantos, M. D. , John D. ; Meadow, M. D. , Ph. D. , William L.

Price: $32.20

Publisher: Baltimore, MD, John Hopkins University Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002808

ISBN: 080188344X

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Neonatal intensive care has been one of the most morally controversial areas of medicine during the past thirty years. This study examines the interconnected development of four key aspects of neonatal intensive care: Medical advances, ethical analysis, legal scrutiny, and econometric evaluation. The authors assert that a dramatic shift in societal attitudes toward newborns and their medical care was a stimulus for and then a result of developments in the medical care of newborns. They divide their analysis into three eras of neonatal intensive care. The first, characterized by the rapid advan... View more info

One-Volume Illustrated Encyclopedia

By: Luck, Steve (editor)

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 001093

ISBN: 0965063992

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The ultimate single-volume reference for home, school and office. Over 13, 000 entries - including over 2, 500 biographical profiles-covering virtually every topic you might be curious about including science, geography, history, literature, art, music, medicine, religion, mythology, technology, sports, and entertainment. Packed with over 1, 500 color illustrations - with informative captions that supplement the text and convey ideas that are difficult to grasp in words. The colorful page layout makes the book a pleasure to read. The binding has a bit of wear at the bottom edge. The first four... View more info

Phantoms of the Plains Tales of West Texas Ghosts

By: Williams, Docia Schultz

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Plano, TX, Republic Of Texas Pr: 1996

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 003309

Condition: New


This book introduces the reader to far West Texas, where spirits of former inhabitants have found good reason to remain "home on the range. " Haunting the high mesas and rolling plains, these depart souls seem gripped with a purpose not realized in life. Author Docia Schultz Williams has assumed her skillful role as reporter and chronicled accounts of the unexplained. These stories of ghostly encounters, including accounts of early settlers and Indians and reports of ghosts and hauntings connected with the old West Texas forts are gleaned from housewives, students, doctors, lawyers, an... View more info

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Quicken Willmaker Plus 2009 Edition: Estate Planning Essentials (Book with Software)

By: editors Of Nolo

Price: $19.32

Publisher: Berkeley, CA, NOLO: 2008

Seller ID: 004118

Condition: New with no dust jacket


This book includes a CD, along with the book in greater detail and explanation for wills, living trusts, living wills, powers of attorney, health care directives, final arrangements and forms for executors. Forms are developed with what is legal in your state, but you can modify and use your wording in many cases. Also included on another CD is The Executors Guide. I have a copy of this myself and have used it for additional documents like promissory notes. After you complete your documents it is advisable to run them past an attorney who specializes in wills and estates, or family law. Much l... View more info

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Snakebite Survivors' Club : Travels Among Serpents

By: Seal, Jeremy

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Toronto, On, Canada, Harcourt, Brace & Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001204

ISBN: 0151005354

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A RIVETING, HANDS-ON ADVENTURE WITH THE WORLD'S DEADLIEST SNAKES, RECOUNTED BY ONE OF TODAY'S MOST ORIGINAL TRAVEL WRITERS. Snakes are Jeremy Seal's fascination - and his greatest fear. In an attempt to overcome his phobia, he journeyed deep into Africa, Australia, India, and America in search of some of the world's most notorious and venomous serpents and the people who live among them. The result is an exhilirating combination of travelogue, social history, and powerful personal exploration. The jacket has some scuffing on the front and back. The top back is bent out a bit. 336 pages, includ... View more info

Spoken German for Students and Travelers

By: Kany, Charles E. ; Melz, Christian F.

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Boston, MA, D. C. Heath & Co: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002406

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


This is a terrific book for someone who wants to brush up on their German, or learn enough phrases that they can get by in Germany. The book starts out with simple conversation, English on the right, German on the left. The phrases and conversation gradually become more complex. There are ten general conversations, then 51 specific conversations ranging from getting tickets to finding a bus, going to a hotel and making conversation. There is a pronunciation guide, and an index, and a grammatical index. There's an awful lot packed into this small, pocket-sized book! 229 pages, binding is cloth ... View more info

Successful Writing Second Edition

By: Hairston, Maxine C.

Price: $9.20

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003299

Condition: Very Good


This book explains why writing is an important way of learning and gives students a clear idea of the qualities readers expect in good prose. While suggesting that writers may use significantly different processes in doing different kinds of writing, it analyzes and illustrates the steps most writers go through when they compose. Professor Hairston stresses the importance of students' thinking about audience and purpose every time they write. She also suggests effective ways to begin different kinds of papers and points out options for exploring, developing, and organizing ideas. A new feature... View more info

The Checklist: What You and Your Family Need to Know to Prevent Disease and Live a Long and Healthy Life

By: Alvarez M. D. , Manny

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, NY, Rayo: 2007

Seller ID: 004109

Condition: New in New dust jacket


Dr. Alvarez is a dedicated medical professional and pioneer of innovative advances in medical technology. This book is organized as a guide to help individuals and families take the right precautions, at the right time in their lives, to avoid the most common health pitfalls and illnesses, and put them on the path to a vigorous and sound lifestyle. Each decade in a person's life introduces new risks not seen in the previous ten years, which is how this book is organized. It helps one act preventively and proactively regarding health. It includes at the end a master checklist of tests and vacci... View more info

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The Complete Allergy Book

By: Engel, June; Prince, Isolde

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Firefly Books Ltd: 1998

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002782

ISBN: 1552092038

Condition: New with no dust jacket


Got allergies? You need this book. With its detailed drug tables, informative sidebars and excellent diagrams, The Complete Allergy Book gives you the straight facts about a condition that affects about one-fifth of the world's population. Every year people die from allergy-trigged causes, including asthma. Many people with allergies don't seek medical help; yet if they understood more about their condition, they could obtain better relief and have greater control. Among the topics: The immune system and how it works; how to diagnose allergies and track down reactive triggers; medications and ... View more info

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

By: Zipes, Jack (editor In Chief)

Price: $253.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Oxford Univ. Press: 2006

Seller ID: 003659

ISBN: 0195146565

Condition: New with no dust jacket


This wonderful four-volume set covers almost everything you could want to know about children's books. As with all encyclopedias it is in alphabetical order and includes first a list of entries. These short writings include information on authors (including a list of books written) , book titles, and essays on book topics (ABC, Elves, Fantasy, Comics and so forth) , and bibliographies with some of the entries. Each entry includes the contributor's name. Volume 4 contains a selected bibliography, awards, Collections of Children's Literature, Topical Outline, Directory of Contributors and an ind... View more info

The Perfect Memo

By: Westheimer, Patricia H.

Price: $5.98

Publisher: Glenview, Illinois, U. S. A., Scott Foresman Trade: 1988

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 002665

ISBN: 0673381013

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Clear communication is essential in the business world. Filled with writing guidelines and real-life examples, The Perfect Memo helps you communicate your message fully, effectively, and confidently. Based on the author's five-part SPEAKWRITE system of writing, this book shows you how to write with the ease and flow of natural speech. You are taken from conception through execution of memo writing. You'll learn how to speak, plan, format, write and refine your memo. Includes an appendix and brief bibliography. The jacket has light wear at the corners and top of spine. The spine end has two ver... View more info