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"THE LANGUAGE OF MATHEMATICS" by Frank Land

Hardcover First Edition in original dustcover (not price clipped), published by John Murray, London in 1960. Dimensions: 25.5cm x 19cm approx.

A fascinating and scarce introduction to the Mathematical world.

264 pages with numerous illustrations.

Condition: Dustcover has some minor wear to top edge and some sunning to spine. Hardcovers very good. Internal pages very good. Neat inscription to front free end paper. Binding tight.

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"MICROBES AND MAN" by John Postgate.  1992.

Hardcover Third Edition in printed hardcovers, published by Cambridge University Press in 1992.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx. 

A fully updated and revised edition of this science best-seller that looks at Microbes and their influence on man and the environment we live in.

297 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"ON GROWTH AND FORM (Abridged Edition)" by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson.  1983.

Paperback Abridged Edition in printed covers, published by Cambridge University Press in 1983.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 13.5cm approx. 

An abridged version of this important piece of biological literature, originally published in 1917.

346 pages with a number of black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"pH AND PLANTS - An Introduction for Beginners" by James Small.  1946.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, London in 1946.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx. 

A useful introduction to pH factors in plants.

216 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good if a little yellowed. Binding tight.

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"CHEMICAL EVOLUTION - Molecular Evolution Towards the Origin of Living Systems on the Earth and Elsewhere" by Melvin Calvin.  1969.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Oxford University Press in 1969.  Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

Based on 6 lectures given in Oxford by Professor Calvin.

278 pages with a number of colour and black and white plates.

Condition:  Good. Dustcover has some wear/rubbing and creasing to extreme edges. Cloth covers good. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"VEGETABLE STATICKS" by Stephen Hale.  1961.

Hardcover Edition in printed hardcovers, published by The Scientific Book Guild, London in 1961.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 15.5cm approx. 

A re-print of this classic volume on science, originally published in 1727. Save over £2,000 on the first edition!!

216 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"PAPER AND THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHIC ANAYLSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICANTS" by M. E. Getz.  1980.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Heyden, London in 1980.  Dimensions: 24cm x 16cm approx. 

A fairly scarce title that shows how relatively simple techniques of paper and thin layer chromatography can be used in the detection and determination of toxic or potentially toxic contaminants of the environment.

164 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing/fading/marking to dustcover. Cloth covers very good. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"FOOD - The Chemistry of Its Components" by T. P. Coultate.  1989.

Paperback Second Edition in printed covers,  published by The Royal Society of Chemistry in 1989.   Dimensions: 21.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

A "detailed account of the substances which comprise our food. Included are the macrocomponents (sugars, polysaccharides, lipids, proteins, minerals and water), which can be classified by their chemical structure, and the microcomponents (colours, flavours, vitamins, preservatives, trace metals, and both synthetic and natural toxins), which can only be classified in terms of function."  

325 pages.

Condition:   Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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3 x Illustrated BIOLOGY text books.  1998-9.

3 x Paperback Editions in printed covers, published by Cambridge University Press in 1998/9.  Dimensions: 27.5cm x 22cm approx. 

3 volumes from a series of 7 that form part of the Cambridge Modular Sciences series for A and A/S level study. They are as follow:

Foundation Biology - 1999. 92 pages.

Central Concepts in Biology - 1998. 91 pages.

Transport, Regulation and Control - 1998. 82 pages.

All three volumes are illustrated in colour.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good. Bindings tight.

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"THE CHEMICAL INVESTIGATION OF PLANTS" by Dr. L. Rosenthaler.  1930.

Hardcover First (UK) Edition in green cloth covers, published by G. Bell & Sons, Ltd, London in 1930.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx. 

A scarce, interesting and informative book that is an authorised translation of the third, improved and enlarged German edition - translated by Sudhamoy Ghosh.

197 pages.

Condition:  Good.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers.  Internal pages very good with some light foxing to preliminary pages.  Binding tight.

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"ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMICISTRY REGISTER OF MEMBERS 1987"

Paperback Edition in printed covers, published by The Royal Society of Chemistry, London in 1987.  Dimensions: 29.5cm x 21cm approx. 

270 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable.  Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers.  Internal pages good.  Binding tight.

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"HANDBOOK FOR CHEMICAL SOCIETY AUTHORS" 1960.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by The Chemical Society, London in 1960.  Dimensions: 26cm x 19.5cm approx. 

"The object of this handbook is to present, in one place, as much as possible of what an author writing for the Chemical Society may require to know; the submission of manuscripts, their general layout, and the conventions, symbols, and nomenclature adopted by the Society."

224 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Heavy wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers which also have some damp marking. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"CHEMISTRY IN THE MARKETPLACE" by Ben Selinger.  1989.

Paperback Fourth Edition in printed covers, published by Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, London in 1989.  Dimensions: 24.5cm x 17.5cm approx. 

"A unique overview of the chemical information we need to understand the safety and efficiency of everyday products and processes."

674 pages with a number of black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Internal pages good but slightly yellowed to extreme edges. Binding tight.

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"H20 AND ALL THAT" by Martyn Berry.  1980.

Papreback First Edition in printed covers, published by Heinemann Education Books, London in 1980.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 13.5cm approx.  Signed "with best wishes, Martyn Berry" to the title page.

An "hilarious collection of misconceptions, asides, and inspired guesses extracted from the thousands of papers marked over the years by a seasoned...examiner."

82 pages with numerous black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Small area of damage to spine covering. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"SYSTEMATIC QUALITATIVE ORGANIC ANALYSIS" by H. Middleton.  1948.

Hardback Second Edition (thrid re-print) in blue cloth covers, published by Edward Arnold & Co, London in 1948.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx. 

"Intended mainly for the training of students in the general methods employed in the identification of organic compounds."

A fairly scarce volume.

280 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers and slight damage to spine covering. Internal pages good with some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"MANOMETRIC METHODS - As Applied to the Measurement of Cell Respiration and Other Processes" by Maolcolm Dixon.  1952.

Hardcover Third Edition in illustrated black cloth covers with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Cambridge University Press in 1952.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx. 

"The complete theory and full practical details of the method."

165 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to dustcover. Cloth covers good.  Internal pages very good with just some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"PRACTICAL PLANT CHEMISTRY FOR PHARMACY STUDENTS" by Edward Joseph Shellard.  1957.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Pitman Medical Publishing, Ltd, London in 1957.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx. 

An extremely scarce, interesting and informative book "designed to assist students of pharmacy in their studies of drug constituents." 

134 pages.

Condition:  Very Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to dustcover. Cloth covers very good. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"WATER" by Felix Franks.  1983.

Hardcover Firs Edition in printed covers, published by The Royal Society of Chemistry, London in 1983.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 13.5cm approx. 

A review of the "current" state of our knowledge of liquid water, its remarkable physical properties and how these give rise to a unique liquid "structure", its influence on the interactions between solutes, its role in maintaining biologically active structures, its involvement in chemical recations, and the problems posed by its management and in providing enough water of adequate quality. 

96 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS OF LASERS" Vol II Edited by C. Bradley Moore.  1977.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth covers, published by Academic Press, London in 1977.  Dimensions: 23.5cm x 16.5cm approx. 

A collection of papers on the subject by various authors. Paper titles include "Laser Spectoscopy in Supersonic Jets", "Vibrational Relaxation in Matrices" and "New Laser Sources". 

288 pages with a number of black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Ex-Library copy from University Library Cambridge with normal library markings. Slight wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"TAXONOMY OF VASCULAR PLANTS" by George H. M. Lawrence.  1951.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by The Macmillan Company, New York in 1951.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx. 

823 pages with numerous black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers.  Spine cracked in one or two places internally and slightly soft. Internal pages good with slight yellowing. Binding tight.

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"THE PHANEROZOIC TIME-SCALE. A Symposium dedicated to Professor Arthur Holmes" Edited by W. B. Harland, A. Gilbert Smith, and B. Wilcock.  1964.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by The Geological Society of London in 1964 as a supplement to "The Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London".  Dimensions: 26cm x 18.5cm approx. 

Has an obituary of Arthur Holmes from the "Times" pasted onto the front free endpaper. 

458 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers. Corners slightly bumped. Boards very slightly warped. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"A COURSE IN MODERN TECHNIQUES OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY" by R. P. Linstead, J. A. Elvidge, and Margaret Whalley.  1955.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers, published by Butterworths Scientific Publications, London in 1955.  Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx. 

An interesting and informative book based on a "new" course in organic chemistry which was introduced in 1951 at the Imperial College of Science and Technology. 

190 pages with numerous black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight. Bookplate to front free endpaper in the name of Peter Cooper.

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"BOTANICAL MICROTECHNIQUE" by John E. Sass.  1958.

Hardcover Third Edition in green cloth covers, published by Constable & Co, London in 1958.  Dimensions: 23cm x 16cm approx. 

An interesting and informative guide that looks at general principles and methods as well as specific methods. 

228 pages with a number of black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers. Corners slightly bumped. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"RIVER POLLUTION 1. CHEMICAL ANALYSIS" by Louis Klein.  1968.

Hardcover First Edition (third re-print) in green cloth covers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Butterworths, London in 1968. Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx. 

The first part of a series by the same author on river pollution. Concentrates heavily on analytical methods to detect and measure chemical pollutants. 

206 pages with a number of black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Slight wear/rubbing/fading/marking to dustcover. Hardcovers good.  Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"PHYSIS - Rivista Di Storia Della Scienza" 4 Vols.  1963.

4 x Paperback Editions in illustrated card covers, published by Leo S. Olschki Editore, Firenze in 1963. Dimensions: 24.5cm x 17cm approx. 

4 volumes, each containing a number of papers on science history. Each volume has one article in English, one in French and one or two in Italian. 

488 pages in total with a number of black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Ex-Library copies from the Franklin Institute library. Mininmal markings.  The 4 volumes have been taped together but are easily separated.  Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to card covers. Corners slightly bumped. Internal pages good with just slight edge wear. Bindings tight.

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"SOME ASPECTS OF THE CHEMISTRY AND TOXIC ACTION OF ORGANIC COMPOUNDS CONTAINING PHOSPHORUS AND FLOURINE" by Bernard Charles Saunders.  1957.

Hardcover First Edition in green cloth covers with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Cambridge University Press in 1957.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx. 

A comprehensive look at the chemistry and toxic action of organic compounds which contain phosphorus and flourine. 

An extremely scarce title.

231 pages with a number of black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Dustcover has some wear/rubbing/creasing and some minor damage to edges. Slight wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers. Corners slightly bumped. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"POLYWATER" by Felix Franks.  1982.

Paperback First Edition (Second printing) in printed covers, published by The MIT Press, Massachusetts in 1982.  Dimensions: 20.5cm x 13.5cm approx. 

A fascinating and humourous look at the concept of "Polywater" that excited the scientific community for a few years during the late 1960's and early 70's until it was realised that the discovery was not at all what it appeared. 

208 pages.

Also includes a number of press clippings on the same subject.

Condition: Good for a paperback. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Spine slightly cracked at front hinge. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"1990 YEARBOOK OF ASTRONOMY"  Edited by Patrick Moore.  1989.

Paperback First Edition in printed covers, published by Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd, London in 1989. Dimensions: 20cm x 13.5cm approx. 

A comprehensive look at the astronomical events of 1990 including Northern and Southern star charts, Phases of the Moon, Eclipses, Occultations, Comets and much more.

200 pages.

Condition:  Good for a paperback. Slight wear/rubbing to covers. Internal pages good with slight yellowing of extreme page edges. Binding tight.

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"THE STORY OF ALCHEMY AND EARLY CHEMISTRY" by John Maxson Stillman.  1960.

Paperback First Edition (in this format) in printed softcovers, published by Dover Publications, Ltd, London in 1960.  Dimensions: 20.5cm x 13.5cm approx. 

An unabridged and unaltered republication of the first edition of "The Story of Early Chemistry" that first appeared in 1924. 

566 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Spine slightly cracked at front hinge. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"FORENSIC CHEMISTRY" by Henry T. F. Rhodes.  1946.

Hardcover Second (Revised) Edition in orange cloth covers, published by Chapman & Hall, Ltd, London in 1946. Dimensions: 22.5cm x 14.5cm approx. 

An interesting book that looks at the forensic chemistry developments of the period including using Chemical methods in the identification of the person, stains, toxic agents and much more. 

164 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to cloth covers.  Corners slightly bumped. Internal pages good. Binding tight. Book plate to front paste-down in the name of Peter Cooper.

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"THE HISTORY OF BIOLOGY - A Study" by Erik Nordenskiold.  1946.

Hardcover Edition in green cloth covers, published by Tudor Publishing Co, New York in 1946. Dimensions: 24cm x 17cm approx. 

A large volume that was previously published in three volumes as "Biologins Historia". The book was based on a course of lectures given at the University of Helsingfors, Finland in 1916-17. The frontispiece states "It is the author's intention to present a picture of the development of biological science throughout the ages, viewed in conjunction with the general cultural development of mankind." 

629 untrimmed pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Corners slightly bumped.  Internal pages good with some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"THE STARRY HEAVENS"  by Ellison Hawks.  c.1933.

Hardcover Second Edition in burgundy cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Thomas Nelson & Sons, Ltd, London.  The volume is undated but the introduction is dated 1933 which appears to be right.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx. 

An interesting introduction to astronomy.

154 pages with 49 black and white plates and illustrations.

Condition:  Reasonable. Dustcover has heavy wear/rubbing/marking and is quite grubby to the spine with some chipping to the edges. Cloth covers have a fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading. Internal pages good with some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"THE SINGLE HELIX" by Steve Jones.  2006.

Hardcover First Edition (Third re-print) in burgundy hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped),  published by Little, Brown, London in 2006.  Dimensions: 20.5cm x 13cm approx.

A "miscellany of a hundred pieces about science. It brings to life a vast diversity of subjects, united under the banner of scientific truth." A great book for science lovers and general readers alike. By the author of the award winning "Almost Like a Whale".

321 pages.

Condition:  Very Good. Basically as new.

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"JACOBI'S ATLAS OF DERMOCHROMES"  by Henry MacCormac. 1927.

Hardcover Fourth Edition in black cloth cover, published by The C. V. Mosby Company, St. Louis in 1927. Dimensions: 28cm x 20.5cm approx. Please note that this is volume I only of a II volume set.

A graphically illustrated guide to diseases of the skin.

100 pages of text plus approx 150 coloured plates.

Condition:  A bit tatty. Heavy wear/rubbing/marking to covers. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges and coming away from binding. Boards slightly warped. Internal pages generally good with some yellowing and light foxing throughout. Plate 44 loose. Binding becoming a bit loose.

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"THE TEACHING OF ASTRONOMY" Edited by Jay. M. Pasachoff and John R. Percy.  1992.

First Softcover Edition in printed cover,  published by the Cambridge University Press, Cambridge in 1992. Dimensions: 23.5cm x 19cm approx.

The proceedings of the 105th colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, Williamstown, Massachusetts (26-30 July, 1988).  Contains general consideration of teaching matter, practical examples of specific courses, demonstrations, laboratories, planetarium topics and other applications.

445 pages with a number of black and white illustrations.

Condition:  Good. Slight wear/rubbing to covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.

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"A TREATISE ON PRACTICAL GEOMETRY, MENSURATION, CONIC SECTIONS, GUAGING AND LAND SURVEYING"  1834.

Hardcover (possibly first) Edition in one third calf and brown board covers, published at the Hibernia Press Office, Dublin in 1834. Author not given. Dimensions: 16.5cm x 11cm approx.

A rather interesting volume which, as well as the subjects covered in the title, provides "an essay on the specific gravity of bodies, the tonnage of ships, the weight and dimensions of balls and shells, and arithmetic of infinities." The title page states "for the use of the Irish National Schools".

360 pages with comprehensive index and numerous black and white diagrams.

Condition:  Good for its age. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading to covers and spine in particular. Front cover has a dent to the middle of the leading edge. Corners bumped.  Internal pages very good with just some minor foxing.  Binding tight. Contains a name stamp and pencil signature for "Thomas Endacott".

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"THE KEY TO NEWTON'S DYNAMICS - The Kepler Problem and The Principia"  by J. Bruce Brackenridge.  1996.

Softcover First Edition in printed covers,  published by University of California Press in 1996. Dimensions: 23cm x 15cm approx.

Containing an English translation of Sections 1,2, and 3 of Book One from the First (1687) Edition of Newton's Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.

"Much has been written on the Principia and the ramifications of Newton's dynamics, but until now the details of Newton's solution to the Kepler problem have been available only to scholars patient enough and skilled enough to ferret them out.  The Key To Newton's Dynamics explains in clear, accessible terms how the analytical basis for the concept of a universal gravitational force grew out of Newton's answers to the question of what kind of force would keep the planets on their eliptical paths around the sun."

299 pages with a number of black and white photographs and illustrations.

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to covers. Internal pages very good. Binding tight.  Looks unread.

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"SIGNOR MARCONI'S MAGIC BOX"  by Gavin Weightman.  2004.

Softcover Edition in printed covers,  published by HarperCollins, London in 2004.   Dimensions: 20cm x 13cm approx.

A fascinating volume which tells the story of the radio revolution.  A great book - even for technophobes!!

312 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

R.R.P. £7.99.

Condition:  Brand new.

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"MAN AND THE PLANETS"  by Robert S. Richardson.  1956.

Hardcover Edition in yellow cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by The Scientific Book Club, London in 1956.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm approx. 

An fascinating volume which concentrates quite heavily on Mars - prior to proper investigation of the planet.  An interesting pre-space flight book on astronomy with 16 black and white plates.

188 pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/damage to dustcover. Cloth covers have some wear/foxing. Internal pages reasonably good with some yellowing and light foxing. Binding tight.

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