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PERIODIC TALES, Aldersey-Williams, Hugh
1 Aldersey-Williams, Hugh PERIODIC TALES
Viking 2012 0141041455 / 9780141041452 Paperback Very Good 
The phenomenal Sunday Times bestseller Periodic Tales by Hugh Andersey-Will iams, packed with fascinating stories and unexpected information about the building blocks of our universe. Everything in the universe is made of them , including you. Like you, the elements have personalities, attitudes, tale nts, shortcomings, stories rich with meaning. Here you'll meet iron that ra ins from the heavens and noble gases that light the way to vice. You'll lea rn how lead can tell your future while zinc may one day line your coffin. Y ou'll discover what connects the bones in your body with the Whitehouse in Washington, the glow of a streetlamp with the salt on your dinner table. Un locking their astonishing secrets and colourful pasts, Periodic Tales is a voyage of wonder and discovery, showing that their stories are our stories, and their lives are inextricable from our own. 'Science writing at its bes t. A fascinating and beautiful literary anthology, bringing them to life as personalities. If only chemistry had been like this at school. A rich comp ilation of delicious tales'Matt Ridley, Prospect 'A love letter to the chem ical elements. Aldersey-Williams is full of good stories and he knows how t o tell them well'Sunday Telegraph 'Great fun to read and an endless fund of unlikely and improbable anecdotes'Financial Times 'The history, science, a rt, literature and everyday applications of all the elements from aluminium to zinc' The Times Hugh Aldersey-Williams studied natural sciences at Camb ridge. He is the author of several books exploring science, design and arch itecture and has curated exhibitions at the Victoria and Albert Museum and 
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2 Anisuzzaman, D. TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD (THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD)
Macmillan 1983 0333346556 / 9780333346556 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 

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ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF FLIGHT VEHICLES (DOVER BOOKS ON AERONAUTICAL ENGINE ERING), Ashley, Holt
3 Ashley, Holt ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF FLIGHT VEHICLES (DOVER BOOKS ON AERONAUTICAL ENGINE ERING)
Dover Publications 2012 0486672131 / 9780486672137 Paperback Very Good 
A read copy but no markings throughout, unblemished spine, NOT an ex-librar y edition: "Written by one of the leading aerospace educators of our time, each senten ce is packed with information. An outstanding book. - Private Pilot "Illuminated throughout by new twists in explaining familiar concepts, help ful examples and intriguing by-the-ways. A fine book." - Canadian Aeronauti cs and Space Journal This classic by a Stanford University educator and a pioneer of aerospace engineering introduces the complex process of designing atmospheric flight vehicles. An exploration of virtually every important subject in the fields of subsonic, transonic, supersonic, and hypersonic aerodynamics and dynamics, the text demonstrates how these topics interface and how they complement one another in atmospheric flight vehicle design. The mathematically rigorous treatment is geared toward graduate-level students, and it also serves as an excellent reference. Problems at the end of each chapter encourage further investigation of the text's material, the study of fresh ideas, and the exploration of new areas. 
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CRITICAL MASS: HOW ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER. PHILIP BALL, Ball, Philip
4 Ball, Philip CRITICAL MASS: HOW ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER. PHILIP BALL
Arrow Books 2005 0099457865 / 9780099457862 Paperback Very Good 
Philip Ball explores the age-old question: are there any 'laws of nature' t hat guide human affairs? Is there anything inevitable about the ways humans behave and organize themselves? Have we complete freedom in creating our s ocieties or are we trapped by 'human nature'? 
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5 Baum, Robert WORKBOOK TO ACCOMPANY LOGIC
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0030133815 / 9780030133817 Paperback Good 

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6 Becker, Udo THE CONTINUUM ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SYMBOLS
Continuum International Publ 1994 0826406440 / 9780826406446 1st Edition Hardcover Fine/Fine 
A wonderful tight clean copy, first edition, protected in a new brodart wra pper, no inscriptions, unclipped dustjacket, this is not an Ex-Lib or a BCE /BOMC edition. Becker, an authority on semiotics (the theory of signs and symbols), has produced a scholarly compendium of symbols. Translated from the original German, more than 1,500 entries are arranged alphabetically, along with 800 illustrations, most of them in black and white, with an insert of colorplates. As he states in the foreword, the selection from the inestimable number of symbolic signs is always a personal one by the editor. Readers will find symbolic meanings for common objects, such as the rose, cross, and numbers, as well as the Greek god Tyche, valerian weed, and ancient mythical giant Ymir. Exploring a wealth of objects and concepts, this encyclopedia traces symbols to their cultural, religious, or mythological origins in 50-100 words. A short bibliography provides additional references. Dictionaries of symbols abound, and each covers some different symbols. 
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THE LENSES OF GENDER: TRANSFORMING THE DEBATE ON SEXUAL INEQUALITY, Bem, Professor Sandra Lipsitz
7 Bem, Professor Sandra Lipsitz THE LENSES OF GENDER: TRANSFORMING THE DEBATE ON SEXUAL INEQUALITY
Yale University Press 1993 0300056761 / 9780300056761 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine/Near Fine 
A crisp clean hardcover, no markings throughout: In this book a leading theorist on sex and gender discusses how hidden assumptions embedded in our cultural discourses, social institutions, and individual psyches perpetuate male power and oppress women and sexual minorities. Sandra Lipsitz Bem argues that these assumptions, which she calls the lenses of gender, shape not only perceptions of social reality but also the more material things - like unequal pay and inadequate daycare - that constitute social reality itself. Her penetrating and articulate examination of these hidden cultural lenses enables us to look at them rather than through them and to better understand recent debates on gender and sexuality. According to Bem, the first lens, androcentrism (male-centredness), defines males and male experience as a standard or norm and females and female experience as a deviation from that norm. The second lens, gender polarization, superimposes male-female differences on virtually every aspect of human experience, from modes of dress and social roles to ways of expressing emotion and sexual desire. The third lens, biological essentialism, rationalizes and legitimizes the other two lenses by treating them as the inevitable consequences of the intrinsic biological natures of women and men. After illustrating the pervasiveness of these three lenses in both historical and contemporary discourses of Western culture, Bem presents her own theory of how the individual either acquires cultural gender lenses and constructs a conventional gender identity or resists cultural lenses and constructs that we must reframe the debate on sex 
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CAE: COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING FOR INJECTION MOLDING, Bernhardt, Ernest C.
8 Bernhardt, Ernest C. CAE: COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING FOR INJECTION MOLDING
Hanser 1983 3446139508 / 9783446139503 Hardcover Very Good 
This book presents the state of the art and today's most significant and re volutionary changes in plastics technology: computer aided design, manufact ure and engineering. It is the first attempt to compile the different appro aches developed in industry and universities and to unifytheir presentation in a logical fashion for the plastics engineer. 
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THE ASCENT OF MAN, Bronowski, Jacob
9 Bronowski, Jacob THE ASCENT OF MAN
Little Brown & Company 1973 0316109304 / 9780316109307 Hardcover Good/Good 
The Ascent of Man is nothing less than a full-scale history of science deve loped from the acclaimed thirteen-part BBC television series written by Jac ob Bronowski, and traces the development of science as an expression of the special gifts that characterize man and that have made him unique among an imal species. It journeys back through intellectual history in order to fin d 'the great monuments of human invention.' The author's informal history r anges throughout most of the western world, reaching into such out-of-the w ay places as Easter Island, Machu Picchu, Newton's library and Gauss's obse rvatory, the Alhambra and the caves of Altamira. In each location, Bronowsk i considers the qualities of thought and imagination that compelled man fir st to analyze the physical world, and then to explore the invisible laws an d structures above and beneath its surface. "Man ascends by discovering the fullness of his own gifts....what he creates on the way are monuments to t he stages in his understanding of nature and of self." 
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A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING, Bryson, Bill
10 Bryson, Bill A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING
Crown Publishing Group 2003 0767908171 / 9780767908177 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
One of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In a Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world's most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, traveling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining. 
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MAGIC UNIVERSE: A GRAND TOUR OF MODERN SCIENCE, Calder, Nigel
11 Calder, Nigel MAGIC UNIVERSE: A GRAND TOUR OF MODERN SCIENCE
Oxford University Press 2005 0192806696 / 9780192806697 Paperback Very Good 
As a prolific author, BBC commentator, and magazine editor, Nigel Calder ha s spent a lifetime spotting and explaining the big discoveries in all branc hes of science. In Magic Universe, he draws on his vast experience to offer readers a lively, far-reaching look at modern science in all its glory, sh edding light on the latest ideas in physics, biology, chemistry, medicine, astronomy, and many other fields. What is truly magical about Magic Universe is Calder's incredible breadth. Migrating birds, light sensors in the human eye, black holes, antimatter, b uckyballs and nanotubes--with exhilarating sweep, Calder can range from the strings of a piano to the superstrings of modern physics, from Pythagoras' s theory of musical pitch to the most recent ideas about atoms and gravity and a ten-dimensional universe--all in one essay. The great virtue of this wide-ranging style--besides its liveliness and versatility--is that it allo ws Calder to illuminate how the modern sciences intermingle and cross-ferti lize one another. Indeed, whether discussing astronauts or handedness or di nosaurs, Calder manages to tease out hidden connections between disparate f ields of study. What is most wondrous about the "magic universe" is that on e can begin with stellar dust and finish with life itself. Drawing on interviews with more than 200 researchers, from graduate students to Nobel prize-winners, Magic Universe takes us on a high-spirited tour through the halls of science, one that will enthrall everyone interested in science, whether a young researcher in a high-tech lab or an amateur buff sitting in the comfort of an armchair. 
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GENES, PEOPLES, AND LANGUAGES, Cavalli-Sforza, L. L.
12 Cavalli-Sforza, L. L. GENES, PEOPLES, AND LANGUAGES
North Point Press, New York 2000 071399486X / 9780713994865 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Do the languages and genes of living people contain a historical record of the species? The pioneering work of Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza has answered this question with a decisive yes. "Genes, Peoples and Languages" serves as a summation of the author's work over several decades, the goal of which has been nothing less than tracking the past several hundred thousand years of human history. When and where did we evolve? How have human societies spread across the continents? How have cultural innovations affected the growth and spread of populations? What is the connection between genes and languages? Do racial classifications have any meaningful genetic basis? With their focus on written documents, professional historians can tell us nothing of the 99.9% of human history extending from our species' origins to the development of writing. Rich in incredible and fascinating detail, "Genes, Peoples and Languages" provides a panoramic tour of the missing hundreds of thousands of years, and provides a rare firsthand account of some of the most significant scientific work of our time. 
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THE MIND OF GOD: SCIENCE AND THE SEARCH FOR ULTIMATE MEANING (PENGUIN PRESS SCIENCE), Davies, Paul
13 Davies, Paul THE MIND OF GOD: SCIENCE AND THE SEARCH FOR ULTIMATE MEANING (PENGUIN PRESS SCIENCE)
Penguin Books Ltd 1993 0140158154 / 9780140158151 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Makes us re-examine the great questions of existence * The New York Times * The greatest achievement of the book is to provide an insight into the nature of science itself and the uncertainties that lie in the physical realm -- John Gribbin * Sunday Times * For those brought up on a diet of Adam and Eve, The Mind of God will make surprising reading * Independent * 
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14 Dawkins, Richard THE EXTENDED PHENOTYPE: THE LONG REACH OF THE GENE (POPULAR SCIENCE)
Oxford University Press 1999 0192880519 / 9780192880512 Paperback Very Good 
The Extended Phenotype is a sequel to The Selfish Gene ... he writes so cle arly it could be understood by anyone prepared to make the effort John Mayn ard Smith, LRB This entertaining and thought-provoking book is an excellent illustration of why the study of evolution is in such an exciting ferment these days. Science 
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15 Dawkins, Richard UNWEAVING THE RAINBOW: SCIENCE, DELUSION AND THE APPETITE FOR WONDER
Penguin Books 2006 0141026189 / 9780141026183 Paperback Very Good 
A dazzling, passionate polemic against anti-science movements of all kindsC over note: Each copy of the new edition of Unweaving the Rainbow features a unique wavelength pattern. No two covers are exactly alike.Keats accused N ewton of destroying the poetry of the rainbow by explaining the origin of i ts colours. In this illuminating and provocative book, Richard Dawkins argu es that Keats could not have been more mistaken, and shows how an understan ding of science enhances our wonder of the world. He argues that mysteries do not lose their poetry because they are solved: the solution is often mor e beautiful than the puzzle, uncovering even deeper mysteries. Dawkins take s up the most important and compelling topics in modern science, from astro nomy and genetics to language and virtual reality, combining them in a land mark statement on the human appetite for wonder.Cover note: Each copy of th e new edition of Unweaving the Rainbow features a unique wavelength pattern . No two covers are exactly alike. 
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GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL: THE FATES OF HUMAN SOCIETIES, Diamond, Jared M.
16 Diamond, Jared M. GUNS, GERMS, AND STEEL: THE FATES OF HUMAN SOCIETIES
W. W. Norton & Company 1999 0393317552 / 9780393317558 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Explaining what William McNeill called The Rise of the West has become the central problem in the study of global history. In Guns, Germs, and Steel Jared Diamond presents the biologist's answer: geography, demography, and ecological happenstance. Diamond evenhandedly reviews human history on every continent since the Ice Age at a rate that emphasizes only the broadest movements of peoples and ideas. Yet his survey is binocular: one eye has the rather distant vision of the evolutionary biologist, while the other eye--and his heart--belongs to the people of New Guinea, where he has done field work for more than 30 years. 
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THE THIRD CHIMPANZEE: THE EVOLUTION AND FUTURE OF THE HUMAN ANIMAL (P.S.), Diamond, Jared M.
17 Diamond, Jared M. THE THIRD CHIMPANZEE: THE EVOLUTION AND FUTURE OF THE HUMAN ANIMAL (P.S.)
Harper Perennial 2006 0060845503 / 9780060845506 Paperback Very Good 
A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Jared Diamond states the theme of his book up-front: "How the human species changed, within a short time, from just another species of big mammal to a world conqueror; and how we acquired the capacity to reverse all that prog ress overnight." The Third Chimpanzee is, in many ways, a prequel to Diamon d's prize-winning Guns, Germs, and Steel. While Guns examines "the fates of human societies," this work surveys the longer sweep of human evolution, f rom our origin as just another chimpanzee a few million years ago. Diamond writes: It's obvious that humans are unlike all animals. It's also obvious that we' re a species of big mammal down to the minutest details of our anatomy and our molecules. That contradiction is the most fascinating feature of the hu man species. The chapters in The Third Chimpanzee on the oddities of human reproductive biology were later expanded in Why Is Sex Fun? Here, they're linked to Diam ond's views of human psychology and history. Diamond is officially a physiologist at UCLA medical school, but he's also one of the best birdwatchers in the world. The current scientific consensus that "primitive" humans created ecological catastrophes in the Pacific islands, Australia, and the New World owes a great deal to his fieldwork and insight. In Diamond's view, the current global ecological crisis isn't due to modern technology per se, but to basic weaknesses in human nature. But, he says, "I'm cautiously optimistic. If we will learn from our past that I have traced 
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SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS, Druyan, Ann Sagan Carl;
18 Druyan, Ann Sagan Carl; SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS
Ballantine Books 1993 0099148110 / 9780099148111 Paperback Good 
In a leisurely, lyrical meditation on the roughly four-[billion]-year span since life dawned on Earth, Sagan and Druyan ( Comet ) argue that territori ality, xenophobia, ethnocentrism, occasional outbreeding and a preference f or small, semi-isolated groups are elements in a survival strategy common t o many species, including Homo sapiens. Yet society's problems, they assert , increasingly demand global solutions and require a dramatic, strategic sh ift which the authors optimistically believe humankind is capable of achiev ing. This engaging, humane odyssey offers a stunning refutation of the beha vioristic worldview with its mechanistic notion that animals (except for hu mans) lack conscious awareness. Writing with awe and a command of their mat erial, the husband-wife team cover well-trod terrain while they discuss the evolution of Earth's atmosphere and life forms, the genetic code, the adva ntages of sexual reproduction. The last third of the book, dealing with chi mpanzees, baboons and apes, is the most interesting. Sagan and Druyan find chimps' social life "hauntingly familiar" with its hierarchy, combat, suppr ession of females and chimps' remarkable ability to communicate through sym bols. 
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HUMAN NATURES: GENES, CULTURES, AND THE HUMAN PROSPECT, EHRLICH, PAUL R.
19 EHRLICH, PAUL R. HUMAN NATURES: GENES, CULTURES, AND THE HUMAN PROSPECT
Penguin Books 2001 0142000531 / 9780142000533 Paperback Very Good 
A crisp clean softcover, no markings throughout: It's common to blame "human nature" for some of the unpleasant facts of lif e--road rage, say, or murder, or war. The problem with this convenient out, argues the distinguished scientist Paul Ehrlich, is that there really is n o single human nature. Humans, it's true, share a common genetic code with remarkably few large-scale differences (if all but native Africans disappea red from the planet, he notes, "humanity would still retain somewhat more t han 90 percent of its genetic variability"); and evolution has endowed us w ith capabilities shared by no other species. But for all that, he adds, our separation into haves and have-nots, weak and strong, and other such categ ories is more often than not a product of cultural evolution, a process far more complex than the mere mutation and adaptation of a few genes. And, in any event, those genes "do not shout commands to us about our behavior," E hrlich says. "At the very most, they whisper suggestions." In this wide-ranging survey of what it is that has made and that continues to make us human, Ehrlich touches on a number of themes--among them, his recurrent observation that science has taught us little about how genes influence human behavior. (Instead, he notes wryly, "science tells us that we are creatures of accident clinging to a ball of mud hurtling aimlessly through space. This is not a notion to warm hearts or rouse multitudes.") He urges that scientists take a larger, interdisciplinary view that looks beyond mere genetics to the larger forces that shape our lives, a view for which Human Natures makes a handy, and highly acc 
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THE THEORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM: A LOGICAL ANALYSIS, Ellis, John M
20 Ellis, John M THE THEORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM: A LOGICAL ANALYSIS
University of California Pre 1974 0520025474 / 9780520025479 Hardcover Good/Good 
Minimum wear throughout, NOT an ex-library book. 
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