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1 Angier, Natalie THE CANON: A WHIRLIGIG TOUR OF THE BEAUTIFUL BASICS OF SCIENCE
Mariner Books 2008 0547053460 / 9780547053462 Paperback Very Good 
From the Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author of Woman, a playful, passionate guide to the science all around us With the singular intelligence and exuberance that made Woman an internatio nal sensation, Natalie Angier takes us on a whirligig tour of the scientifi c canon. She draws on conversations with hundreds of the world's top scient ists and on her own work as a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer for the New Yor k Times to create a thoroughly entertaining guide to scientific literacy. A ngier's gifts are on full display in The Canon, an ebullient celebration of science that stands to become a classic. The Canon is vital reading for anyone who wants to understand the great iss ues of our time -- from stem cells and bird flu to evolution and global war ming. And it's for every parent who has ever panicked when a child asked ho w the earth was formed or what electricity is. Angier's sparkling prose and memorable metaphors bring the science to life, reigniting our own childhoo d delight in discovering how the world works. "Of course you should know ab out science," writes Angier, "for the same reason Dr. Seuss counsels his re aders to sing with a Ying or play Ring the Gack: These things are fun and f un is good." The Canon is a joyride through the major scientific disciplines: physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy. Along the way, we learn what is actually happening when our ice cream melts or our coffee gets cold, what our liver cells do when we eat a caramel, why the horse is an example of evolution at work, and how we're all really made of stardust. It's Lewis Carroll meets Lewis Thomas -- a book that will enr. 
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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 First 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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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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HARRY POTTER, Bodanis, David
8 Bodanis, David HARRY POTTER
Three Rivers Press 2006 0349117667 / 9780349117669 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. 
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DARWIN'S LOST WORLD: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF ANIMAL LIFE, Brasier, Martin
9 Brasier, Martin DARWIN'S LOST WORLD: THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF ANIMAL LIFE
Oxford University Press, USA 2010 0199548986 / 9780199548989 Paperback Very Good 
Darwin's Lost World: The Hidden History of Animal Life by Martin Brasier It greatly puzzled Darwin that the most ancient rocks, those dating before the Cambrian period, seemed to be barren of fossils when he would expect th em to be teeming with life. Decades of work by modern paleontologists have indeed brought us amazing fossils from far beyond the Cambrian, from the de pths of the Precambrian. Yet hidden in these depths is a great mystery-some thing happened around the Cambrian to dramatically speed up evolution and p roduce many of the early forms of animals we know today-and scientists don' t really know what provided that spark. In this vibrantly written book, Martin Brasier, a leading paleontologist working on early life, takes us into the deep, dark ages of the Precambrian to explore Darwin's Lost World. Brasier is a master storyteller. As he explains what we now know of the strange creatures of these truly ancient times-540 million years ago-he takes readers to many far flung places around the globe, interweaving an engaging account of cutting-edge science with colorful and amusing anecdotes from his expeditions to Siberia, Outer Mongolia, and other remote places. As he shows, decoding the evidence in these ancient rocks-piecing together the puzzle of the Cambrian Explosion-is very challenging work. What they have discovered is that, just at the beginning of the Cambrian period, animals (mostly worms) began burrowing into the mud. Why they suddenly began burrowing, and how this might have changed the atmosphere, may be important clues to the mystery. Brasier gives his own take on the emerging answers, as one of the. 
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THE ASCENT OF MAN, Bronowski, Jacob
10 Bronowski, Jacob THE ASCENT OF MAN
Sphere 0708820352 / 9780708820353 Paperback Very Good 
Lauded by critics and devoured by countless readers as a companion to the a cclaimed PBS series, this work traces the development of science as an expr ession of the special gifts that characterize man and make him preeminent a mong animals. Bronowski's exciting, splendidly illustrated investigation of fers a new perspective not just on science, but on civilization itself. 
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SHOTS IN THE DARK: THE WAYWARD SEARCH FOR AN AIDS VACCINE, Cohen, Jon
11 Cohen, Jon SHOTS IN THE DARK: THE WAYWARD SEARCH FOR AN AIDS VACCINE
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc 2001 0393322254 / 9780393322255 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. When scientists proved in 1984 that HIV causes AIDS, a vaccine race spun into action. But the sprint to develop an AIDS vaccine now more closely resembles a crawl. Jon Cohen elucidates the forces that have hindered the search: unforeseen scientific obstacles, clashing personalities, the uncertain marketplace, haphazard political organization, and serious ethical dilemmas. Beyond a powerful critique, Cohen also offers specific recommendations for accelerating the effort. 
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SHADOWS OF FORGOTTEN ANCESTORS, Druyan, Ann Sagan Carl;
12 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.
13 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.
14 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
15 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
16 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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THE RISE AND FALL OF MODERN MEDICINE, Fanu, James Le
17 Fanu, James Le THE RISE AND FALL OF MODERN MEDICINE
Avalon Publishing Group 2000 0786707321 / 9780786707324 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. An appraisal of the science, philosophy and politics of modern medicine. The author argues that, whilst the scope of medicine is immeasurably greater than it was half a century ago, the optimism generated by its advances seems to have evaporated: medicine is doing better but feeling worse. 
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WHY US?: HOW SCIENCE REDISCOVERED THE MYSTERY OF OURSELVES, Fanu, James Le
18 Fanu, James Le WHY US?: HOW SCIENCE REDISCOVERED THE MYSTERY OF OURSELVES
Pantheon 2009 037542198X / 9780375421983 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. The triumph of science in explaining man's unique place in the universe mig ht seem almost complete. But in this lucid and compelling account, James Le Fanu describes how in the recent past science has come face-to-face with t wo seemingly unanswerable questions concerning the nature of genetic inheri tance and the workings of the brain-questions that suggest there is, after all, "more than we can know." "Scientists do not 'do' wonder," he writes in his introduction. "Rather . . . they have interpreted the world through the prism of supposing there is nothing in principle that cannot be accounted for." But Le Fanu argues that there is nothing so full of wonder as life itself. As revealed by recent scientific research, it is simply not possible to get from the monotonous sequence of genes strung out along the double helix to the infinite beauty and diversity of the living world, or from the electrical activity of the brain to the richness and abundant creativity of the human mind. Le Fanu's exploration of these mysteries, and his analysis of where they might lead us in our thinking about the nature and purpose of human existence, form the impassioned and riveting heart of Why Us? 
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19 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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20 Galbraith, John Kenneth THE ANATOMY OF POWER
Hamish Hamilton 1984 0241111617 / 9780241111611 Hardcover Good/Good 
The Anatomy of Power is a 1983 book by Harvard economist John Kenneth Galbr aith. It sought to classify three types of power: compensatory power in whi ch submission is bought, condign power in which submission is won by making the alternative sufficiently painful, and conditioned power in which submi ssion is gained by persuasion. It further divided power by source: power ei ther stems from personality or leadership, property or wealth, or organisat ion. The book goes on to detail a brief history of the use of power, noting the broad arc of history in moving away from condign and towards compensat ory and then conditioned power, and from personality and property towards o rganisation. Finally, it details what Galbraith views as the main sources o f power in the modern world: government, the military, religion and the pre ss. 
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