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DESIGNER BABIES : The Brave New World of Reproductive Technology
Gosden, R. G.
ISBN: 0575066482
Victor Gollancz London 1999 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket xv, + 240pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright silver title there-on. Leaves crisp and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally creased on rear panel edges. Sex pre-selection, genetically enhanced embryos, artificial wombs, cloned human beings. The ultimate product-the Perfect Child. How far will market forces go? The author, at the forefront of ART research, describes and discusses the emerging issues of assisted reproduction technology (ART), including "fascinating explanations of the cutting-edge science involved in ART, and sensitive analysis of the ethical conundrums it produces . . . " Contents include: Prologue, The Myth and the Monster, The Precious Child, The Pursuit of Perfection, Playing God, Keep out the Clones, Sex Selection, Other Wombs, Never Too Late?, Reproductive Liberties. Glossary, Further Reading, Acks., and Index. Book weight approx. 450g.   Near Fine
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006150  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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NOISE
Taylor, Rupert
ISBN: 0140212337
Penguin Books Middlesex, England 1975 Second Edition
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Softcover 274pp., b/white diagrams and tables. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. "To understand what noise is and what can be done about it needs - at the very least - a knowledge of acoustics, economics, law, mathematics, physics and physiology. The author has made the contribution of each discipline perfectly clear to the interested layman, whether he manages a foundry, wishes to build a silent motor-cycle or merely lives beneath Concorde's projected flight-path . . . " Book weight approx. 160g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010148  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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DIESEL MAINTENANCE : a Practical Guide to the Servicing of the Modern High-Speed Diesel
Parkinson, T.H.
Published for 'Motor Transport' By Iliffe & Sons London 1950 Third Edition
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Hardcover 242pp., plus xii, b/white photographic illustrations and diagrams. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Tan boards have minor edge-rubbing, and several small marks. Tanning to endpapers, small nick to foredge of half-title page, tiny floxing flecks to text-block edge, else leaves clean and undamaged. No dustjacket. Edited by Donald H. Smith. Contents of this Third Edition include: Foreword, 9 chapters, Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 205g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010026  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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MAKING MATHEMATICIANS
Clarke, Barbara, Bishop, Alan, et al (Edited by)
ISBN: 1876677953
The Mathematics Association of Victoria Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 2003 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover 540pp., intext diagrams and formulae throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Light beverage splash stain on head of textblock, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated gloss card wrapper has like stain on plain inner front, else slight edgewear. Published for the Fortieth Annual Conference, 4 & 5 December, 2003. The contributors consisted of an impressive array of mathematical educators presenting in their special disciplines . . . General categories covered include: Encouraging Young Mathematicians, Nurturing Middle Year Mathematicians, Developing Independant Mathematicians, Recognising Diversity In Mathematicians, Tools & Techniques, Index. Book weight approx. 940g.   Very Good
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006166  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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ON THE SHORES OF THE UNKNOWN: A Short History Of The Universe
Silk, Joseph
ISBN: 0521836271
Cambridge University Press Cambridge, U.K. 2005 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket viii, + 246pp., unpaginated (16 page) colour plate section. Intext b/white illustrations and graphs. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Black boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. " . . . astronomer Joseph Silk explores the Universe from its beginnings to its ultimate fate . . ." Contents include: Prelims., 13 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 620g.   Near Fine
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006190  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE ANTIBIOTIC PARADOX : How the Misuse of Antibiotics Destroys Their Curative Power
Levy, Stuart B.
ISBN: 0738204404
Perseus Publishing U.S.A. 2001 Second Edition, 1st Printing
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover xx, + 353pp., b/white photographic and line drawn illustrations, diagrams and figures, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn. This Second (revised) Edition of Dr Stuart Levy's 'The Antibiotic Paradox' examines the negative impact antibiotics, through over-reliance and resultant antiobiotic resistance, can have on societies globally, and the possible impact of the flood of new antibiotic soaps and cleansers. Of interest to those in the health professions, scientists, practitioners, policy makers and the public at large . . . Contents include: Preface to Second and First Editions, 11 chapters, Refs., Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 440g.  Very Good +
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 006260  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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SALINITY CONTROL IN NORTHERN VICTORIA. a Strategic Study For the Salinity Committee of the Victorian Parliament. September 1984
[Contributors]
Salinity Committee, Victorian Parliament Melbourne, VIC, Australia 1984 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Softcover xii, + 99pp., plus sectional pagination; maps, tables and graphs throughout. Book clean. Spine mildly cocked, plus a soft reading crease there-on. Leaves clean, one section printed on blue bond paper. Printed card wrapper edgeworn, creased and abraded, with a former owner's name on upper front. Dwyer Leslie Pty. Ltd., in association with Maunsell and Partners Pty. Ltd., and a specialist group from departments of the Government of Victoria, combined to produce this strategic study into salinity control in northern Victoria. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Summary, Overview, Reports, Study Specifications, Working Papers. Book weight approx. 600g.   Good+
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006634  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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A COLOUR ATLAS OF HEART FAILURE
Shapiro, L.M. And Fox, K.M.
ISBN: 0723417164
Wolfe Medical Publications London 1993 3rd Impression
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Softcover 192pp., illustrated throughout; colour plates, plus b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Pharmaceutical company sticker on half-title page, else leaves clean. Confrontingly-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped. This atlas is primarily aimed at undergraduates, postgraduates studying for higher diplomas, physicians and general practitioners who manage patients with heart disease . . . Contents include: Prelims., Clinical Features of Heart Failure, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Heart Muscle Disease, Hypertension, Congenital Heart Disease, Right Heart Failure, Other Causes of Heart Failure, Index. Book weight approx. 710g.   Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006819  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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A PLANET CALLED EARTH
Gamow, George
Macmillan London 1965 First U.K. Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket x, + 257pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout; halftone plates, line-drawings and graphs. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over slightly bumped spine. Original black cloth boards undamaged.Top edge of textblock tinted yellow. Light, browned strips on free endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped (but has an alternative price-sticker), edgeworn, with short closed tears and creases. Since this title was produced four decades ago, astronomical photographic technology has advanced amazingly as the ensuing years have unfolded. The author discusses the evolving earth and its close relatives . . . Contents include: Prelims., 10 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 530g.   Very Good
Price: 17.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 006828  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE DANGERS OF NUCLEAR WAR
Griffiths, Franklyn and Polanyi, John C. (Edited by)
ISBN: 0802063896
University of Toronto Press, et al Toronto, Canada 1979 First Thus
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover xiii, + 197pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. "Based on papers originally presented at the 30th Pugwash Symposium, on the topic 'The Dangers of Nuclear War by the Year 2000', held in Toronto, 4-7 May, 1978." An impressive array of specialist contributors appeared, and their edited contributions appear within. Contents include: Prelims., Contributors, Foreword: Pierre Trudeau, Subjects: The Avoidance of Nuclear War up to the Present, Future Developments as they Affect the Threat of Nuclear War, Retrospect and Prospect, Glossary. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007077  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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LEX AND YACC
Levine, John R., Mason, Tony and Brown, Doug
ISBN: 1565920007
O'Reilly & Associates U.S.A. 1995 Second
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover xxii, + 364pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. "This Second Edition (with minor corrections) provides lex and yacc reference sections that cover significant topics in greater detail. There is full coverage of all major MS-DOS and UNIX versions of lex and yacc, including AT&T lex and yacc, Berkeley yacc, Berkeley/Gnu flex, Gnu bison, MKS Lex and Yacc, and Abraxas PCYACC." Includes Glossary, Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 530g.   Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007102  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY WITH GARETH POWELL : A Complete Guide to Understanding Personal Computing
Powell, Gareth
ISBN: 1863732799
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited Crows Nest, NSW, Australia 1992 First Thus
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover viii, + 253pp., b/white sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Tiny spot to preface page and foredge of textblock, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. A special edition of 'My Friend Arnold's Book of Personal Computers' written for Toshiba Information Systems Division; an "invaluable reference for many in business who've been bewitched, bothered or bewildered by computers. Starting from the basics, this book is thorough and comprehensive, amusing and instructive . . . " Book weight approx. 326g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 24.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 007355  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PRACTICAL WATCH REPAIRING
De Carle, Donald
N.A.G. Press, Ltd. London 1955 Second Edition, Second Impress
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover viii, + 299pp., plus (v). Illustrated throughout; b/white halftone plates within front and rear advertising sections, plus 554 intext line drawings. Book clean. Barely legible (gilt) title over bumped and shaken spine. Visible gilt title over flecked and bumped original cloth boards. Text-block mildly bumped and specked on edges. No dustjacket. Originally published as a serial in the Horological Journal, 1943, 1944, and 1945, this book contains much information on the workshop set-up, tools and repairs to watches. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 23 chapters, Appendices, Index.  Good
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 007436  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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TROUBLE-FREE HYDRAULICS : A Practical Handbook on Maintenance and Fault Finding in Oil Hydraulic Machinery
McNeil, Ian
Thames & Hudson London 1958 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket viii, + 124pp., intext line-drawings and tables, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, nominally bumped on head and heel. Bright gilt title and publisher's device over black original cloth. A former owner's details on ffep., plus a small, original bookseller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else leaves clean. Text-printed, green heavy paper, loose-plastic protected dustjacket neatly price-clipped, mildly edgeworn and soiled. " . . . a practical handbook for practical engineers who have not the time to study the theoretical aspects of hydraulics, but for whom the knowledge of hydraulic machinery running efficiently, and the repair of breakdowns, is essential to their job . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 5 chapters, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 390g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 38.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 007569  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE HOT TOPIC : How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights on
Walker, Gabrielle and King, Sir David
ISBN: 9780747593959
Bloomsbury London 2008 First Impression
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover 309pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, one page formerly corner-creased. Illustrated card wrapper has negligible bump to head. " . . . sets out the problems and the solutions in a straightforward way - no hidden aganda, no breast-beating, no hair shirts . . . Includes: Science, Adaptation, Technological Solutions, Political Solutions, Personal and Local Solutions, Glossary, Useful Websites, Index, more. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007597  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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ROLLING BEARINGS
Allan, R.K.
Pitman and Sons London 1964 Third Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket xv, + 395pp., unpaginated plates, intext line-drawn schematics, tables (one fold-out), graphs and formulae. Book clean. bright gilt title over nominally bumped and cocked spine. Gilt publisher's device over original dark blue cloth boards. A former owner's name, and an original seller's sticker on front pastedown, front free endpaper removed, blue pencil lines in its stead (aggressive application probably excised the endpaper). Otherwise, leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and nipped, with several closed tears, minor soiling and a tape stain. Considered by many to be the bearing user's vade-mecum, since it was first published in 1945, contents of this revised, updated Third Edition include: Prelims., 15 'sections', Index. Book weight approx. 620g.   Good+
Price: 55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007626  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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GEARS (Third Edition)
Merritt, H.E.
Pitman and Sons London 1962 Third Edition, 5th Impression
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket xiii, + 527pp., plus (ii). Illustrated throughout; b/white halftone plates, line-drawings, graphs and tables. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Like gilt publisher's device over minimally soiled original blue cloth boards. A former owner's details on ffep., five leaves have a margin corner clipped, else leaves clean. Just fair, illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket significantly edgeworn with open tears, some promo text loss on rear panel, tape-stained and abraded. " . . . rearranged and very largely rewritten incorporating new material and chapters . . . " For the serious student engineer who must achieve the maximum efficiency and economy in the gears he must design, make, or use . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface(s), 29 chapters, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 780g.   Good+
Price: 66.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007637  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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I.C.S. MECHANICS’ HANDBOOK : A Handbook of Reference for Mechanics
[Staff Writers]
International Textbook Company Scranton, PA, USA 1956 Second Edition
24mo - over 5" - 5" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket 397pp., intext line-drawings, schematics, tables, and formulae throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Original plain black cloth boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and abraded, spine text faded to zero. Produced originally in 1943, this Second Edition handbook is for "those interested in the work of the mechanical engineer, machine operator, machinist, tool-maker, welder and general mechanic. It contains every conceivable type of table, logarithic, revised cutting speed, new thread tables, and much more. Also includes information on first aid, accidents and injuries, plus Index. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007639  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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RUTLEY’S ELEMENTS OF MINERALOLOGY. 24th Edition
Read, H.H.
Thomas Murby & Co. London 1957 24th Edition, 5th Impression
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket x, + 525pp., intext line-drawings (geometric and sketch), plus tables and formulae throughout. Book clean and square. Sharp white title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards bumped on lower foredge corner. A small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, front free endpaper corner-clipped, else textblock clean. Text-printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped and minimally edgeworn only. Numerous revisions, corrections, additions, resets amd reprints have preceded this printing (1957) of a most popular science textbook. Contents include; Prelims., Prefaces, Intro., Part 1/ Properties of minerals. Part 2/ Descriptions of Minerals, Index. Book weight approx. 670g.   Good+
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007836  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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WHAT WENT WRONG ? : Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters. Second Edition
Kletz, Trevor A.
ISBN: 0872019195
Gulf Publishing Company Houston, Texas, U.S.A. 1988 Second Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Hardcover xvii, + 238pp., illustrated throughout with b/white halftone plates (some grim), plus numerous line-drawings throughout. Ex-Industrial Library copy with minimal identifiers. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves, save for a small, original sellers' sticker on front pastedown and aforementioned ex-library indicators, are clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated smooth boards nominally bumped. No dustjacket (as issued?). A confronting subject in which mishaps and oversights can have catastrophic results. This Second Edition of case histories includes the Bhopal (India), and Mexico City disasters . . . Comtents include: Prelims., Acks., Preface, Units and Nomenclature, 20 chapters, Epilogue (Bhopal), Index, more. Book weight approx. 425g.  Ex-Library Good+
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007980  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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CROSSING OVER : Where Art and Science Meet
Gould, Stephen Jay, and Purcell, Rosamond Wolff
ISBN: 060980586x
Three Rivers Press New York 2000 First Edition (Stated)
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Softcover with Fold-in Flaps 159pp., colour and b/white plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Rosamond Purcell) card wrapper negligibly edgeworn. " . . . brings together thought-provoking essays and uncannily beautiful photographs to disprove the popular notion that art and science exist in an antagonistic relationship . . . Gould and Purcell's work convinces the reader that a provocative interplay between art and science is not only possible, but inevitable and necessary as well." Contents include: Preface: Crossing The Bar by Stephen Jay Gould, 30 chapters over two 'parts', Afterword by Rosamond Wolff Purcell. Book weight approx. 800g.  Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008056  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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COMPUTATIONS FOR SHEET METAL WORKING OPERATIONS
[Staff Writers] E.W.Bliss Company
E.W.Bliss Company Brooklyn, New York  Revised
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Softcover (Comb-Bound) No publication date (1950s). 51pp. Intext b/white halftone plates, schematics, graphs, tables and formulae throughout. Comb-bound booklet format. Plastic comb has one split, having no affect on spine. Yapped, printed plastic covers lightly bumped only. Textblock leaves (Prelims., and last) minimally soiled, otherwise unmarked. This metal stamping industrial engineering data publication is an expanded revision of a previous, undated work. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Index (Alphabetical), Blanking and Shearing, Drawing & Reducing, Ironing, Coining-Sizing-Forging, Mechanical Press Selection, Motor Horsepower tables, more. Book weight approx. 325g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008078  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES OF THE CSIRO DIVISION OF RADIOPHYSICS. 1982
McGee, R.X. [Editor]
CSIRO Division of Radiophysics Marsfield, NSW, Australia 1982 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Softcover (Staplebound) 36pp., intext illustrations throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates, plus line-drawn graphs and schematic diagrams. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format booklet. Staples firm, clean and tight. Text-block unmarked. Pictorial, colour-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped on foredge corners only. A report, in a series of five articles, on the three main areas of CSIRO research, currently (1982): solar physics, cosmic radio astronomy, and applied research into aircraft landing systems . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., numerous articles by various disciplinarians, plus a staff list of CSIRO Division of Radio-Physics. Book weight approx. 185g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008131  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE DESIGN OF FORMS in Government Departments
Organisation and Methods Division, Her Majesty’s Treasury (Complied by)
Her Majesty's Stationary Office London 1962 Second Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Hardcover and Dustjacket 173pp., b/white form design illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's name to ffep., two small tape stains to front and rear free endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Dustjacket, which has a removable plastic cover (applied by previous owner) is mildly edgeworn only. "This book treats a form as one of the most important tools of the office and urges that it should be designed to do whatever is required with the minimum effort from all involved. It is concerned mostly with government forms, though it deals with the subject of design generally for all kinds of forms; there are over 150 illustrations each depicting one or more points of good or bad design . . . " First published in 1945. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 745g.   Very Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008379  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PHYSICS, FUN AND BEYOND : Electrifying Projects And Inventions From Recycled And Low-Cost Materials
Valadares, Eduardo de Campos
ISBN: 0131856731
Pearson Education New Jersey, U.S.A. 2006 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover xix, + 346pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small corner crease to one rear page. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner crease to front and rear panels. "For kids, teenagers, teachers, parents, homeschoolers . . . everyone from 10 to 100 with curiosity and a passion for discovery and new challenges! . . . Build more than 110 projects that uncover the physics beneath everyday life! Many are amazingly easy to build: all you'll need are your everyday household tools and cheap (sometimes even free) materials." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 700g.   Very Good +
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008421  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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HYDRAULIC DESIGN OF STILLING BASIN FOR PIPE OR CHANNEL OUTLETS
Beichley, G.L.
Bureau of Reclamation, United States Department of the Interior Denver, Colorado, USA 1971 First Edition
4to - over 9" - 12" tall Softcover (Staplebound) vi, + 27pp., intext illustrations throughout: b/white halftone plates, sectional drawings and graphs. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples rusty, but holding. Three, margin-taped errata overlays, else leaves clean. Printed limp wrapper nominally edgeworn, with two tiny rust specks, plus a referencing sticker affixed to plain rear wrap. Research Report No. 24, Basin VI in the Bureau of Reclamation Designation Study Report was conducted to standardize and modify existing procedures used in the design of the impact Type VI Stilling Basin. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The Models, The Investigation, Design Conclusions and Recommendations, Refs., Abstract, more. Item weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 008585  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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NONSENSE ON STILTS : How to Tell Science From Bunk
Pigliucci, Massimo
ISBN: 9780226667867
The University of Chicago Press United States 2010 First Edition
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover 332pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper in excellent condition. "Noted sceptic Massimo Pigliucci sets out to separate the fact from the fantasy in this entertaining exploration of the nature of science, the borderlands of fringe science, and - borrowing a famous phrase from philosopher Jeremy Bentham - the nonsense on stilts. Covering a range of controversial topics, Pigliucci cuts through the ambiguity surrounding science to look more closely at how science is conducted, how it is disseminated, how it is interpreted, and what it means to our society . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 12 chapters, Conclusion, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 480g.   Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008607  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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JOINT ASCE-USCOLD COMMITTEE ON CURRENT UNITED STATES PRACTICE IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF: ARCH DAMS, EMBANKMENT DAMS, CONCRETE GRAVITY DAMS
[Compiled and Edited By: George E. Bertram, Charles F. Corns, et al]
American Society of Civil Engineers U.S.A. 1967 First Thus
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover xvi, + 131pp. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Printed limp wrapper has colour faded (but still legible) text on spine, a former owner's name and trivial colour loss on front wrap 'banner', else minor edgewear. Textblock unmarked. A compiled report from three papers, viz: Current Practice in Arch Dam Design and Construction, 1967: United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. Currrent Practice in Design and Construction of Embankment Dams, 1967: Compiled and edited by George E. Bertram, et al. Current Practice in Design and Construction of Large Concrete Gravity Dams, 1967: Compiled and Edited by Charles F. Corns, et al. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 24.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 008630  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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DATA AND SPECIFICATIONS PERTAINING TO ALLOYS FOR ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE. Publication No. B.D.-H.37
[Staff Writers] British Driver-Harris Co. Ltd.
British driver-Harris Co. Ltd. Manchester, U.K. 1953 First Thus
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Flexi-Cover 61pp., tables, graphs and formulae throughout. Very good blue cloth flexi-covers under gilt title and logotype. Cloth-stitch binding holding, and undamaged. Tab-Index textblock, Australian representative stamp on title, and several text pages, else leaves mildly tanned. Varied-colour text throughout. unoccupied (as issued?) cloth pouch on rear inner cover. This technical publication (No. B.D.-H. 37) issued in 1953 assesses electrical resistance in certain alloys . . . Contents include: Prelims., Scope, Trade Mark, On Testing, Nichrome V. 80/20, Nichrome 65/15, Karma, Comet (193 Alloy), Advance 60/40, Pure Nickel 99/100%, Monel, Thermo-Couple Alloys, Cupro Nickels, Nickel Iron, Hot Mill Products, Useful Data. Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008631  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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EARTHQUAKES AND EARTH STRUCTURE
Hodgson, John H.
Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliff, New Jersey, U.S.A. 1964 First (p/b)
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Softcover x, + 166pp., intext b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates, maps, graphs, charts and tables. Book cleana nd square. Spine firm. Gloss, illustrated card wrapper slightly edgeworn only. A former owner's name on half-title page, else leaves clean. This book is intended for the non-specialist unable to access professional literature. Its purpose is to answer humanities questions about large earthquakes - to constrast the negative aspects of earthquake devastation with the positive scientific information we gain from them so that, in time, with knowledge we can combat their destructiveness . . . Contents include: Prelims., 5 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 275g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008690  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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