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1 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
2 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
3 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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4 Baum, Robert WORKBOOK TO ACCOMPANY LOGIC
Holt, Rinehart and Winston 1975 0030133815 / 9780030133817 Paperback Good 

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5 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
6 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.
7 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
8 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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9 Bryson, Bill A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING
Broadway Books 2003 0767908171 / 9780767908177 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. Bill Bryson is one of the world's most beloved and bestselling writers. In A Short History of Nearly Everything, he takes his ultimate journey-into th e most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It's a dazzling quest, the intellectual odyssey of a lifetime, as this ins atiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpire d from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. Or, as the author puts it, "...how we went from there being nothing at all to there being something, and then how a little of that something turned into us, and also what happe ned in between and since." This is, in short, a tall order. To that end, Bill Bryson apprenticed himself to a host of the world's most profound scientific minds, living and dead. His challenge is to take subjec ts like geology, chemisty, paleontology, astronomy, and particle physics an d see if there isn't some way to render them comprehensible to people, like himself, made bored (or scared) stiff of science by school. His interest i s not simply to discover what we know but to find out how we know it. How d o we know what is in the center of the earth, thousands of miles beneath th e surface? How can we know the extent and the composition of the universe, or what a black hole is? How can we know where the continents were 600 mill ion years ago? How did anyone ever figure these things out? On his travels through space and time, Bill Bryson encounters a splendid gallery of the most fascinating, ec 
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GENES, PEOPLES, AND LANGUAGES, Cavalli-Sforza, L. L.
10 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
11 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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12 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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THE THIRD CHIMPANZEE: THE EVOLUTION AND FUTURE OF THE HUMAN ANIMAL (P.S.), Diamond, Jared M.
13 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;
14 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.
15 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
16 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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AGAINST DECONSTRUCTION, Ellis, John Martin
17 Ellis, John Martin AGAINST DECONSTRUCTION
Princeton University Press 1990 0691014841 / 9780691014845 Paperback Very Good+ 
A clean softcover, no markings throughout, NOT an ex-lib book: "Ellis's elegant and absolutely unsentimental book can serve as a sort of solvent in today's critical debates. Not much remains intact: binary oppositions, 'alternative logic,' texts as 'play,' and 'performance,' are all subject to rigorous examination. In the process, Ellis lucidly restores Saussurean categories (so battered and reduced in contemporary criticism) to their original complexity. Appalled by the growth of a class of critics who appear to risk nothing when they take on a literary text, Ellis challenges every reader under the spell of new vocabularies to stop and think. Rarely has scholarly exasperation been put to better or more timely use."--Caryl Emerson, Princeton University 
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AS THE FUTURE CATCHES YOU: HOW GENOMICS & OTHER FORCES ARE CHANGING YOUR LI FE, WORK, HEALTH & WEALTH, Enriquez, Juan
18 Enriquez, Juan AS THE FUTURE CATCHES YOU: HOW GENOMICS & OTHER FORCES ARE CHANGING YOUR LI FE, WORK, HEALTH & WEALTH
Crown Business 2001 0609609033 / 9780609609033 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. You will never look at the world in the same way after reading As the Futur e Catches You. Juan Enriquez puts you face to face with a series of unprece dented political, ethical, economic, and financial issues, dramatically dem onstrating the cascading impact of the genetic, digital, and knowledge revo lutions on your life. Genetics will be the dominant language of this century. Those who can "spea k it" will acquire direct and deliberate control over all forms of life. Bu t most countries and individuals remain illiterate in what is rapidly becom ing the greatest single driver of the global economy. Wealth will be more concentrated and those with knowledge to sell-both coun tries and individuals-will be the winners. Consider what will happen when: • Your genetic code can be digitally imprinted on an ID card and your insurance company and employer see that you are genetically disposed to, s ay, heart disease. • Pharmaceutical products are developed so that you can eat genetical ly modified broccoli to protect yourself from cancer. • Cloning will be as common as in vitro fertilization and scientists can influence the genetic design not only of other species but of your own children. • Creating wealth no longer requires many hands. Lone individuals are giving birth to entire new industries that rapidly become bigger than the economies of most countries on earth, but create very few jobs. As the Future Catches You resembles no other book. A typical page may conta 
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INTRODUCING EVOLUTION, Evans, Dylan
19 Evans, Dylan INTRODUCING EVOLUTION
Totem Books 2001 1840466340 / 9781840466348 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. In 1859, Charles Darwin shocked the world with a radical theory - evolution by natural selection. One hundred and fifty years later, his theory still challenges some of our most precious beliefs. Introducing Evolution provides a step-by-step guide to 'Darwin's dangerous idea' and takes a fresh look at the often misunderstood concepts of natural selection and the selfish gene. Drawing on the latest findings from genetics, ecology and animal behaviour - as well as the work of best-selling science writers such as Richard Dawkins and Steven Pinker - this book reveals how the evidence in favour of evolutionary theory is stronger than ever. Did life first evolve on other planets? What's the advantage of having sex? Why do your parents look after you? And what good to a bird is half a wing? This book brings Darwin up-to-date with the latest scientific discoveries. 
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20 Fryling, Glenn R. COMBUSTION ENGINEERING; A REFERENCE BOOK ON FUEL BURNING AND STEAM GENERATI ON.
1966. 1966 Hardcover Very Good/Very Good 
Rubbing to dustjacket, no tears,creases, bookplate inside ffep, o/w clean a nd bright, no markings throughout: First published in 1947 under the editorship of Otto de Lorenzi. Bibliographical footnotes. 
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