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THE CANON: A WHIRLIGIG TOUR OF THE BEAUTIFUL BASICS OF SCIENCE

By: Angier, Natalie

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 2008

Seller ID: RWARE0000042147

ISBN: 0547053460

Condition: 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 t... View more info

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TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD (THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE WORLD)

By: Anisuzzaman, D.

Price: ¥1,500.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1983

Seller ID: RWARE0000027857

ISBN: 0333346556

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


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ENGINEERING ANALYSIS OF FLIGHT VEHICLES (DOVER BOOKS ON AERONAUTICAL ENGINE ERING)

By: Ashley, Holt

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Dover Publications: 2012

Seller ID: RWARE0000027607

ISBN: 0486672131

Condition: 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 virtual... View more info

WORKBOOK TO ACCOMPANY LOGIC

By: Baum, Robert

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston: 1975

Seller ID: RWARE0000015247

ISBN: 0030133815

Condition: Good


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BIOMIMICRY: INNOVATION INSPIRED BY NATURE

By: Benyus, Janine M.

Price: ¥900.00

Publisher: Perennial (HarperCollins): 1998

Seller ID: RWARE0000042466

ISBN: 0688160999

Condition: 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. Biomimicry is a revolutionary new science that analyzes natures best ideas- -spider silk and eyes, seashells and brain cells, photosynthesis and DNA--a nd adapts them for human use. Janine Benyus takes us into the lab and out i n the field with the maverick researchers who are discovering natures ingen ious solutions to the problem of human survival: studying leaves to learn h ow to make microscopic solar power packs that will clean up toxic spills an... View more info

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CAE: COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING FOR INJECTION MOLDING

By: Bernhardt, Ernest C.

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: Hanser: 1983

Seller ID: RWARE0000027613

ISBN: 3446139508

Condition: 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. View more info

THE SECRET HOUSE: 24 HOURS IN THE STRANGE AND UNEXPECTED WORLD IN WHICH WE SPEND OUR DAYS AND NIGHTS

By: Bodanis, David

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1986

Seller ID: RWARE0000045625

ISBN: 067160032X

Condition: Good/Good


Vividly describes the invisible physical and biological events in a house t hat are a part of everyday life, such as the eggs quietly breathing in the refrigerator and the electrical force fields curling out of the wall socket s. View more info

THE WEB OF LIFE: A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF LIVING SYSTEMS

By: Capra, Fritjof

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing G.: 1999

Seller ID: RWARE0000045490

ISBN: 0385476760

Condition: Very Good


The vitality and accessibility of Fritjof Capra's ideas have made him perha ps the most eloquent spokesperson of the latest findings emerging at the fr ontiers of scientific, social, and philosophical thought. In his internatio nal bestsellers The Tao of Physics and The Turning Point, he juxtaposed phy sics and mysticism to define a new vision of reality. In The Web of Life, C apra takes yet another giant step, setting forth a new scientific language to describe interrelationships and interdependence of psychological, biolog ical, physical, social, and cultural phenomena-the "web of life.&... View more info

SHOTS IN THE DARK: THE WAYWARD SEARCH FOR AN AIDS VACCINE

By: Cohen, Jon

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000040428

ISBN: 0393322254

Condition: 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 acce... View more info

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THE THEORY OF LITERARY CRITICISM: A LOGICAL ANALYSIS

By: Ellis, John M.

Price: ¥1,200.00

Publisher: University of California Pre: 1974

Seller ID: RWARE0000024569

ISBN: 0520025474

Condition: Good/Good


Minimum wear throughout, NOT an ex-library book. View more info

AS THE FUTURE CATCHES YOU: HOW GENOMICS & OTHER FORCES ARE CHANGING YOUR LI FE, WORK, HEALTH & WEALTH

By: Enriquez, Juan

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Crown Business: 2001

Seller ID: RWARE0000030706

ISBN: 0609609033

Condition: 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 con... View more info

WHY US?: HOW SCIENCE REDISCOVERED THE MYSTERY OF OURSELVES

By: Fanu, James Le

Price: ¥650.00

Publisher: Pantheon: 2009

Seller ID: RWARE0000041630

ISBN: 037542198X

Condition: 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,... View more info

HOW TO CONDUCT SURVEYS: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

By: Fink, Arlene G.

Price: ¥600.00

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc: 2005

Seller ID: RWARE0000045533

ISBN: 141291423X

Condition: 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 popular book that has helped readers to organize a rigorous survey and evaluate the credibility of other surveys by giving them practical, step-by-step advice, has been updated and revised with new content, references, and examples. The Third Edition of How to Conduct Surveys: A Step-by-Step Guide focuses on the issues in survey research that have become prominent since the publication of the bestselling Second Edition. Writing in a clear and acce... View more info

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COMBUSTION ENGINEERING; A REFERENCE BOOK ON FUEL BURNING AND STEAM GENERATI ON

By: Fryling, Glenn R.

Price: ¥1,900.00

Publisher: 1966: 1966

Seller ID: RWARE0000019694

Condition: 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. View more info

RADICAL EVOLUTION: THE PROMISE AND PERIL OF ENHANCING OUR MINDS, OUR BODIES -- AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE HUMAN

By: Garreau, Joel

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2006

Seller ID: RWARE0000036206

ISBN: 0767915038

Condition: Good


Taking us behind the scenes with today's foremost researchers and pioneers, bestselling author Joel Garreau shows that we are at a turning point in hi story. At this moment we are engineering the next stage of human evolution. Through advances in genetic, robotic, information, and nanotechnologies, w e are altering our minds, our memories, our metabolisms, our personalities, our progeny-and perhaps our very souls. Radical Evolution reveals that the powers of our comic-book superheroes already exist, or are in development in hospitals, labs, and research facilities around the country-from the r... View more info

LONGMAN SCIENCE HANDBOOK: ALL FIELDS OF SCIENTIFIC LANGUAGE EXPLAINED AND I LLUSTRATED

By: Godman, Arthur

Price: ¥715.00

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group: 1992

Seller ID: RWARE0000004041

ISBN: 0582099668

Condition: Near Fine


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AN IMAGINED WORLD : A STORY OF SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

By: Goodfield, June

Price: ¥450.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1982

Seller ID: RWARE0000004043

ISBN: 0140062041

Condition: Very Good


An Imagined World follows the scientific research of Anna Britt as she expl ores the connections between cancer and iron (among many other things). Jun e Goodfield, a philosopher of science, weaves together all the bits and pie ces of science - the euphoria of insight, the dynamics of an international laboratory, the problem of obtaining funding, the need for exact experiment s and an open mind - and creates a mystery that is both suspenseful and com prehensible. Those without a scientific background will need real concentra tion when it comes to the discussions of Anna Britt's research, but J... View more info

EVER SINCE DARWIN: REFLECTIONS IN NATURAL HISTORY

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: ¥500.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1980

Seller ID: RWARE0000038847

ISBN: 0140222227

Condition: Good


"A remarkable achievement by any measure. [Gould] is profoundly intelligent , a writer of great natural wit, and his sophistication and learning range far beyond the parameters of his academic field, biology. . . . One is hard pressed to single out past writers who could wear the sobriquet of natural history essayist with such distinction." - David Walsten, Chicago Tribune "A shrewd and learned intellectual whose essays on Charles Darwin have the style and address of what in other circumstances might be the writing of a literary critic upon Stendhal or Proust or other such major f... View more info

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SEVEN TENTHS

By: Hamilton-Paterson, James

Price: ¥700.00

Publisher: Random House of Canada, Limi: 1992

Edition: First

Seller ID: RWARE0000019124

ISBN: 0091745012

Condition: Near Fine/Near Fine


A crisp clean first edition, no markings throughout: This is a combination of a description of the sea and its boundaries in our imaginations with an appreciation of its mysteries. These include such special places as reefs and lagoons and such strange phenomena as islands that never existed and yet appear on maps. The author takes the reader into the deeps and into the cold fear of drowning, into the marvels of marine life and the sombre zone of the wreck. The high technology of an ocean survey ship opens up a strange history of ocean maps and names, and a bleak North Sea trawler takes us int... View more info

DISAPPEARING THROUGH THE SKYLIGHT: CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

By: Hardison, Jr. O. B.

Price: ¥1,000.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1990

Seller ID: RWARE0000003991

ISBN: 014011582X

Condition: Very Good


Hardison, English professor (Georgetown), Shakespearean scholar, and amateu r physicist, is always entertaining and often thought-provoking, as in Ente ring the Maze: Identity & Change in Modern Culture (Oxford Univ. Pr., 1981) ; here, he is very successful at placing the advent of technology within th e context of our century. Through witty and elegantly written chapters on a rt, architecture, music, and poetry, he weaves a cogent and coherent theory on how the world left the domain of philosophers and classical artists and entered that of mathematicians and computer scientists. When our capa... View more info