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1. Allen, Robert (2004). The Dioxin War: Truth and Lies About a Perfect Poison. London: Pluto Press. 201 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, small mark top edge. The true story of the courageous people who fought to reveal the truth about the serious health effects of the toxic chemical dioxin. ISBN: 0745322123. Our Book No: 25148. $16 AUD.
2. Alley, William M.; Alley, Rosemarie (2013). Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-level Nuclear Waste (1st ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 370 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (tiny dent top edge), top spine little creased. The full history of nuclear waste from the early days after World War 2 (WW2) up to the present time. William Alley is an expert including leading the US Geological Survey (USGS) study of Yucca Mountain. The book is written in down-to-earth language which will interest public interest groups, affected communities, and anyone interested in finding out more about this issue. It is also a valuable resource for policymakers, political staff, environmentalists, and research scientists working in related fields. ISBN: 9781107030114. Our Book No: 30163. $30 AUD.
3. Allingham, Cedric; Moore, Patrick (anonymous) (1954). Flying Saucer from Mars (Reprint ed). London: Frederick Muller. 143 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, black & white photos, edges & title page moderately foxed, gilt spine lettering little faded, pages toned, minimal annotation (tick mark), owner's written name. First edition. The author claimed to see a flying saucer land in Scotland and communicate with the occupant. There is even a photo of the Martian. This book was later exposed as a hoax written by British astronomer Patrick Moore to demonstrate the gullibility of the British public. Our Book No: 12226. $10 AUD.
4. Archer, David (2010). The Global Carbon Cycle [Princeton Primers in Climate]. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 204 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white diagrams. This book is a short introduction to this essential geochemical driver of the Earth's climate system. The author uses clear and simple terms about the many ways the global carbon cycle is woven into the climate system. There is a glossary of terms, suggestions for further reading, and explanations of equations, as well as a forward-looking discussion of open questions about the carbon cycle. The book is ideal for students, researchers, and anyone who wants to learn about this important subject. ISBN: 9780691144146. Our Book No: 29263. $20 AUD.
5. Armitage, Angus (1966). John Kepler. London: Faber & Faber. 194 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos & drawings, flap clipped jacket (spine little faded), light foxing top edge, some edgewear, sticker mark front free flyleaf. This book represents a pioneer attempt to provide the general reader, no less than the student, with a concise, historically-oriented account of the eventful life-story of the German Renaissance astronomer John Kepler. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0435550209. Our Book No: 21947. $10 AUD.
6. Barnard, J. A.; Bradley, J. N. (1985). Flame and Combustion (2nd revised ed). London: Chapman & Hall. 308 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, tables, figures, spine little creased, light foxing edges, crease top corner rear cover, minor edgewear corners, owner's written names including edges. A wide-ranging introduction to flames and combustion. The fundamentals of combustion and a discussion of the practical applications of this knowledge in technology is given. This second edition has been revised. problems for student solution, with answers, have been added. A new section has been included on the environmental aspects of combustion. ISBN: 0412230402. Our Book No: 25560. $20 AUD.
7. Basu, Dipak (editor) (2001). Dictionary of Material Science and High Energy Physics (1st ed) [Comprehensive Dictionary of Physics]. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 346 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, figures, owner's rubber stamp front flyleaf. Heavy. This dictionary offers concise, authoritative definitions of more than 3,000 terms. It covers a range of matter and high energy disciplines, with natural overlap into mathematics, engineering, chemistry, and biology. The editor has provided a lucid, accessible, and convenient reference valuable to both the novice and the professional. ISBN: 0849328896. Our Book No: 25550. $35 AUD.
8. Battocletti, Joseph H. (1976). Electromagnetism, Man and the Environment [Westview Environmental Studies]. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 84 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing, very good condition, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, library marks (labels including front cover, rubber stamps), minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. An excellent academic survey of electromagnetic pollution in the modern world (and its potential benefits), with a focus on its effects on human physiology. By project director magnetic resonance at Medical College of Wisconsin. ISBN: 0891586121. Our Book No: 17861. $15 AUD.
9. Beadell, Len; Penney, W. G. (foreword) (2006). Blast the Bush (Reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 212 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings (cartoons), minor edgewear. When the time came to explore part of Australia's outback for a nuclear weapons testing program, Len Beadell was the natural choice to select and help prepare the site (Maralinga) and roads for an historic detonation in the lonely South Australian back country. With his characteristic humour and embellished with his own cartoons, he tells the story of the people who worked on the project, and he recounts the sequence of events that led up to the gigantic explosion that blasted the bush. (1 of 2 copies available.). ISBN: 9781864367362. Our Book No: 4146. $15 AUD.
10. Becker, Robert O. (1990). Cross Currents: The Startling Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation on Health (1st ed). London: Bloomsbury Books. 336 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear. American professor explores the meeting of two opposing trends: the rise of electromedicine (unlocking the secrets of healing) and electropollution (a pressing environmental danger from manmade electromagnetic fields). ISBN: 0747507619. Our Book No: 2756. $30 AUD.
11. Behrens-Kley, Theodor Heinrich; Stevens, Richard E. (translator) (1988). Microscopical Identification of Organic Compounds (Reprint ed). Chicago: Microscope Publications. 234 pp. Paperback quarto, thin card covers, very good condition, tables, few figures, minor edgewear corners, few tiny creases & edge tears front cover, owner's rubber stamps including edges. From the German original, published by Leopold Voss, Leipzig 1922. This translation represents the first systematic classification in English of organic materials, based on the microscopical properties of crystalline compounds and their derivatives. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 25600. $40 AUD.
12. Bell, Keith (editor); Keller, Jorg (editor) (1995). Carbonatite Volcanism: Oldoinyo Lengai and the Petrogenesis of Natrocarbonatites (1st ed) [IAVCEI Proceedings in Volcanology]. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. 210 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos (few in colour), figures, tables, minimal edgewear, owner's written name. First edition. This edited volume, based on two field expeditions, presents the results of recent research on the field relationships, volcanology, geochemistry and petrology of Oldoinyo Lengai in Tanzania, East Africa. It is the only active carbonatite volcano, and is also unusual for its high alkaline content (natrocarbonatites). Characteristics of the carbonatite flows such as their highly sodic mineralogy, their low eruptive temperatures and viscosities, as well as their association with nephelinitic and phonolitic flows, are all of major interest to igneous petrologists and volcanologists so as to better understand the evolution of carbonatities. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 3540582991. Our Book No: 15148. $80 AUD.
13. Bhathal, Ragbir (1993). Australian Astronomer John Tebbutt: The Life and Work of the Man on the $100 note. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 111 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos. A biography of Australia's most famous 19th century astronomer who built the largest private observatories in Australia at Windsor, New South Wales. ISBN: 0864175221. Our Book No: 3225. $18 AUD.
14. Bodanis, David (2005). Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World. London: Little Brown. 237 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. Explains the many uses of electricity in the modern world. He weaves stories of divine inspiration, romance, and fraud through lucid accounts of scientific breakthrough. The journey of discovery goes to the Atlantic, Hamburg, and the insides of the human body. ISBN: 0316729728. Our Book No: 28196. $15 AUD.
15. Brian, Denis (1996). Einstein: A Life (1st p/b ed). New York: John Wiley. 509 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner front cover faintly creased, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. His face is one of the most recognized on the planet, and his name is synonymous with genius. An engaging popular biography of the German-American physicist that draws on a wealth of new information recently opened to the public to bring us a broader, more authentic portrait of Einstein than previously available. The first full-scale Einstein life published in 20 years, it is also the first to integrate Einstein's genius with his private and public life to give us a complete impression of the real person. Once Einstein's elegantly audacious relativity theory emerged in 1905, when he was just an obscure 26-year-old Swiss Patent Office examiner. His equation E = MC2 revolutionized physics. Worried by this liberal Jew, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover compiled a 1000-page file, which Brian calls a jumble of fact, fantasy, lies, rumours and ravings. ISBN: 0471114596. Our Book No: 17107. $20 AUD.
16. Brimblecombe, Peter (1986). Air Composition and Chemistry (1st ed) [Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 224 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, tiny tear top spine, spine lightly faded, base spine bumped, minor edgewear. About the atmosphere and man's influence on it. Discusses the geochemical, biological and maritime sources of the trace gases, atmospheric gases, suspended particles and rainfall, air pollution, decline in health, plant and animal damage, damage to constructional materials, interior pollution, acid rain, changes in global carbon dioxide and methane, and chemistry and pollution of the upper atmosphere. Will assist students of chemistry, environmental science, ecology, geography and health gain an understanding of air chemistry. ISBN: 0521275237. Our Book No: 25593. $15 AUD.
17. Brizer, David (1996). Addiction and Recovery for Beginners (1st ed) [Addiction Series, Self Help Series]. New York: Writers And Readers Publishing. 152 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white cartoons, faint foxing edges, minimal edgewear. This cartoon book is an introduction to the serious subject of chemical dependence with a bit of humor. By means of fact-and-fun filled caricatures and text, the authors take a graphic tour through the history, biology, and psychosocial underpinnings of addiction and its treatment. ISBN: 0863161987. Our Book No: 24139. $10 AUD.
18. Broderick, Damien (1999). The Last Mortal Generation: How Science will Alter Our lives in the 21st Century (Reprint ed). Sydney: New Holland. 256 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, rear cover corner faintly creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. An explanation of the latest scientific research into genetic engineering, neuroscience, quantum theory and cosmology. Science is on the verge of providing what - up till now - only religion has claimed to offer - a genuine prospect of immortality, and the ability to understand the deepest mysteries of life. ISBN: 1864364408. Our Book No: 23083. $10 AUD.
19. Broinowski, Richard (2012). Fallout from Fukushima (1st ed). Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 273 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The story of Japan's worst nuclear disaster, and the attempts to suppress, downplay, and obscure its consequences. The author, a former diplomat travelled into the irradiated zone to speak to those affected, and to find out why authorities delayed warning the public about the severity of the radiation. Combining interviews, research and analysis, he reveals the extent of the disaster's consequences. ISBN: 9781922070166. Our Book No: 27402. $18 AUD.
20. Browne, Maurice (1946). The Atom and the Way (1st ed). London: Victor Gollancz. 79 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good condition, blue cloth cover, pages lightly toned, corners covers lightly bumped, spine & spine title little faded, few tiny pin holes endpapers, minor edgewear. Discusses the effects of the controlled release of atomic energy. Our Book No: 27624. $10 AUD.
21. Byrne, Andrew (1995). Methadone in the Treatment of Narcotic Addiction. Sydney, Redfern: Tosca Press. 195 pp. Paperback thin trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. An Australian physician has written an informative book about the background theory, patient assessment, commencement of treatment, detoxification and dispensing in practice of methadone. This book is suitable for doctors, nurses and others involved in the treatment of narcotic addiction. ISBN: 0646248707. Our Book No: 23200. $10 AUD.
22. Cabot, Sandra; Tea, Audrey (diet) (2004). Can't Lose Weight? You Could Have Syndrome X: The Chemical Imbalance that Makes Men & Women Fat (Reprint ed). Sydney, Camden: WHAS Pty Ltd. 349 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little creased, tiny scuff base spine, laminate corner little lifting front cover, minor edgewear corners. Discusses the reasons (including insulin resistance) that may stop someone from loosing weight easily. The book includes a 12-week metabolic weight loss eating plans with recipes. ISBN: 0958613702. Our Book No: 28083. $12 AUD.
23. Cavanagh, Michelle (2006). Margaret Holmes: The Life and Times of an Australian Peace Campaigner. Sydney: New Holland. 319 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. This is the untold story of an Australian peace legend. Spirited and strong-willed, Margaret Holmes was shaped by some of the 20th century's most defining moments in war and peace. She spoke out against Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, apartheid in South Africa and chemical and biological weapons. Margaret was made a member of the Order of Australia in 2001. This book is a celebration of what one woman can achieve in her lifetime. ISBN: 1741104653. Our Book No: 22343. $15 AUD.
24. Cawcutt, Linda; Watson, Catherine (1984). Pesticides: The New Plague (The Victims, the Politics, the Alternatives). Melbourne, Collingwood: Friends of the Earth. 118 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, tables, pages lightly toned as usual, old price marks. A passionate Australian report on the toxic effects of commonly used pesticides, eg, agricultural sprays. Also suggests safer alternatives. Why are Australians exposed to chemicals banned in the United States and Europe? ISBN: 090931330X. Our Book No: 1560A. $10 AUD.
25. CHAST (1989). Piperonyl Butoxide [CHAST Publication, no 3]. Sydney: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney (CHAST). 23 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, minor edgewear. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST discusses the toxic chemical piperonyl butoxide, an insecticide. Our Book No: 13257. $10 AUD.
26. CHAST (1989). General Health Hazard Information Regarding the Use of Pesticides [CHAST Publication, no 2]. Sydney: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney (CHAST). 13 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, map, minor edgewear. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST summarises the toxic and hazardous properties of pesticides. Our Book No: 13258. $10 AUD.
27. Chrubasik, Sigrun; Roufogalis, Basil D. (2000). Herbal Medicinal Products for the Treatment of Pain. Lismore, NSW: Southern Cross University Press. 184 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Academic papers based on a special interest rheumatic pain conference in 1999, held in Freiburg, Germany, presented here in a revised and expanded form. The papers report pharmacological studies to examine the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of various medicinal herbs. The editors are academic pharmacologists, University of Sydney. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 1875855475. Our Book No: 12102. $15 AUD.
28. Clark, Ronald W. (1999). Einstein: The Life and Times (Modern reprint ed). New York: Bard / Avon Books. 878 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, owner's written name & details title page. Acclaimed lengthy biography of the German-American physicist and genius who first formulated the theories of relativity. ISBN: 038001159X. Our Book No: 3895. $12 AUD.
29. Clarke, Arthur C. (1958). The Exploration of Space (Revised ed) [No A434]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 192 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, black & white photos, figures, pages toned, spine ends little worn, minor edgewear, faint rubber stamp. This book is a fascinating readable introduction to astronomy and the new science of 'astronautics' (space travel). Our Book No: 24180. $10 AUD.
30. Clegg, Brian (2013). Gravity: Why What Goes Up, Must Come Down. London: Duckworth Overlook. 322 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, few diagrams, spine little creased, tiny bump top spine, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book is a fascinating modern examination of how the mysterious force of gravity works, from the theories of the Greeks to Newton to Einstein. ISBN: 9780715644072. Our Book No: 30193. $20 AUD.
31. Coleman, James A. (1963). Relativity for the Layman: A Simplified Account of the History, Theory, and Proofs of Relativity (Reprint ed) [A Pelican Book]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 126 pp. Paperback, very good condition, figures, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. This book has been written in plain language not requiring too much knowledge of mathematics, physics, or astronomy. The book presents the relevant scientific history which preceded Einstein's relativity theory, a complete but simple account of the theory itself, and a detailed description of the various proofs of the theory up to the present. Our Book No: 24516. $10 AUD.
32. Collie, Craig (2011). Nagasaki: The Massacre of the Innocent and Unknowing (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, corners front cover & near spine little creased, minor edgewear. This book is based on eye-witness accounts, contemporary diaries, letters and interviews. The author has collected the stories of the many levels of devastation suffered on that fateful day. There were 80,000 people killed as a result of the atomic bomb, half of that number instantaneously. ISBN: 9781742372891. Our Book No: 30026. $15 AUD.
33. Collison, David R.; Hall, Timothy (with) (1989). Why Do I Feel So Awful? Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 468 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Australian physician describes clinical ecology, a drug-free approach to medicine. How to recognise and overcome the devastating illnesses caused by everyday foods and common chemicals. ISBN: 0207157316. Our Book No: 14384. $20 AUD.
34. Cook, Warren G. (editor); Ford, Andrew J. H. (editor); McDermott, Julian J. (editor); Standish, Peter N. (editor); Stegman, Craig L. (editor); Stegman, Therese M. (editor) (1996). The Cobar Mineral Field - A 1996 Perspective [AusIMM Spectrum Series No. 3/96]. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AIMM). 445 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white & colour figures, colour maps (including foldouts), rubber stamps including edges. Heavy (1.2 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A multi-disciplinary collection of essays that cover the history of mining in the Cobar mineral field (far northwestern New South Wales), as well as exploration geology, geochemistry, geophysics, mine geology, copper etc. mining operations and metallurgical processes. ISBN: 1875776397. Our Book No: 14689. $80 AUD.
35. Craig, D. P.; Thirunamachandran, T. (1998). Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics: An Introduction to Radiation-Molecule Interactions (Reissue ed). New York: Dover Publications. 324 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. Paperback reissue of this popular textbook on quantum electrodynamics. ISBN: 0486402142. Our Book No: 14498. $15 AUD.
36. Dart, R. K. (1996). Microbiology for the Analytical Chemist (1st ed). Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry. 159 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, cover corners lightly scuffed, minor edgewear, red biro annotation one page, owner's rubber stamps including edges. This book has been written for analytical chemists who have little or no knowledge of microbiology, but may need to interpret microbiological results. The book covers a wide area of microbiological situations in analysis. ISBN: 0854045244. Our Book No: 25562. $10 AUD.
37. Davidson, Keay (1999). Carl Sagan: A Life. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 540 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos, bottom corner rear cover faintly creased, minor edgewear corners. Heavy. A biography of one of the most influential, provocative, and celebrated American astronomers and science advocate of this century. The author interviewed Sagan's family and friends and had exclusive access to many personal papers to write this biography. ISBN: 0471395366. Our Book No: 28076. $35 AUD.
38. Davison, Graeme (1993). The Unforgiving Minute: How Australia Learned to Tell the Time (1st ed) [Australian Retrospectives]. Melbourne: Oxford University Press (OUP). 160 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, bottom corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear. Explains the changes that have occurred in how we tell the time. From ship’s chronometers to digital clocks, time-balls to time pips, dreamtime to flexitime, clocks and timekeeping have been the quiet revolutionaries of Australian history. Drawing on a wide range of theoretical insights and primary sources, this book offers an original interpretation of Australian history that will be of interest to students of cultural theory and sociology as well as Australian history, and anyone wanting to learn about this fascinating subject. ISBN: 0195534964. Our Book No: 30424. $20 AUD.
39. de Fontenelle, [M. Bernard le Bovier] (1839). Entretiens sur la Pluralite des Mondes (Nouvelle ed). Paris: Armand Pougin, Librarie. 173 pp. Hardback very small (13.6 x 9.0 cm), good plus condition, cross-hatched leather cover (gilt edges & elaborate spine decoration), spine name label, marbled endpapers, pages lightly toned, minor foxing, owner's written names. By the French man-of-letters (1657 - 1757), a member of the French Academy. A series of six essays on astronomy ("Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds"), ranging from First Night to Sixth Night. Our Book No: 15690. $40 AUD.
40. Dee, John; Halliwell, James Orchard (editor) (1998). The Private Diary of Dr John Dee (Facsimile ed). Montana: Kessinger Publishing Company. 102 pp. Paperback large quarto, as new condition, flexible cover. Subtitle: "And the Catalogue of His Library of Manuscripts from the Original Manuscripts in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, and Trinity College Library, Cambridge." Facsimile of 1842 edition. Printed copy of POD book. John Dee (1527 - 1608) was a noted English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, occultist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He also devoted much of his life to alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy. Dee straddled the worlds of science and magic just as they were becoming distinguishable. ISBN: 1564591093. Our Book No: 3483. $18 AUD.
41. Deppe, Adolf H. (2004). Colours' Healing Shadows: An Introduction to Phototherapy. Eaton, WA: A. H. Deppe. 120 pp. Paperback wide trade, as new condition, figures, glossy paper. The material in this book strives to give the reader an overview of theoretical and practical issues in phototherapy - therapy with light and colour - that has potentially far-reaching beneficial therapeutic applications in psychological and medical clinics and similar areas once it is more clearly understood. ISBN: 0646436775. Our Book No: 14412. $30 AUD.
42. Dickson, Paul (2001). Sputnik: The Shock of the Century (1st ed). New York: Walker & Co. 310 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear jacket. Reports the dramatic events and developments leading up to and following the Soviet launch of the satellite Sputnik in 1957. This book is a strikingly revised picture of the politics and personalities behind the facade of America's fledgling efforts to get into space exploration (the start of the space race, part of the Cold War). ISBN: 0802713653. Our Book No: 28830. $20 AUD.
43. Dickson, Paul (2011). Sputnik: The Shock of the Century (1st p/b ed). New York: Walker & Co. 310 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, remainder mark (spot). The author writes about the dramatic events and developments leading up to and following the Soviet launch of the satellite Sputnik in 1957. This book is a strikingly revised picture of the politics and personalities behind the facade of America's fledgling efforts to get into space exploration (the start of the space race, part of the Cold War). ISBN: 9780802779519. Our Book No: 26787. $15 AUD.
44. Donovan, Arthur (1996). Antoine Lavoisier: Science, Administration and Revolution (Reissue ed) [Cambridge Science Biographies]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 350 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, few tiny creases & scratches covers, minor edgewear, prize presentation certificate front flyleaf. A comprehensive biography of the great 18th-century French chemist, biochemist and administrator, Antoine Lavoisier. This book illuminates the rise of modern science and the history of the French Revolution. ISBN: 052156672X. Our Book No: 21578. $22 AUD.
45. Drewe, Robert (2012). Montebello: A Memoir (1st ed). Melbourne: Hamish Hamilton / Penguin Books. 291 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, reader crease in spine, edges & pages lightly toned, small slightly faded area rear cover (sticker removal). This book is a moving sequel to "The Shark Net". The author writes with his characteristic frankness, humour and cinematic imagery. He travels to the Montebellos (site of atomic tests) to visit the territory that has held his imagination since childhood. ISBN: 9780670893473. Our Book No: 27369. $18 AUD.
46. Eliezer, Yaffa; Eliezer, Shalom (1989). The Fourth State of Matter: An Introduction to the Physics of Plasma. Bristol: Adam Hilger. 226 pp. Paperback trade, good plus condition, figures including text-photos, bottom edge rear cover & last few pages stained, top edge lightly foxed. By Israeli professor of physics. Although the three states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) are well-known, most of the Universe consists of a fourth state: plasma (fluid of electrically charged particles, often at very high temperatures). A comprehensive overview, suitable for both physicists and lay readers. ISBN: 0852741642. Our Book No: 13499. $15 AUD.
47. Essington, Michael E. (2004). Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach (1st ed). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 534 pp. Hardback large, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, tables, few scratches covers, owner's rubber stamps including edges. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A comprehensive overview of the chemical and mineralogical characteristics and processes of soils. Gives a complete overview of water chemistry, with a detailed focus on hydration-hydrolysis, Lowry-Bronsted and Lewis acidity and basicity, and sampling methods. Contains nearly 300 original figures and 90 tables. ISBN: 0849312582. Our Book No: 25573. $50 AUD.
48. Everett, J. D. (Joseph David) (1887). Elementary Text-book of Physics (4th ed) [Elementary Textbooks]. London: Blackie & Son. 316 pp. Hardback very small (16.8 x 11.4 cm), decorative dark brown cloth cover, dark green endpapers, good condition, figures (drawings), cover corners top corner covers worn & scuffed (particularly rear cover), edgewear corners & top spine, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, owner's written name & details. Estimated date 1887 (Trove catalogue). Scarce school textbook. Author is professor of natural philosophy, Queen's College, Belfast. Our Book No: 3247. $25 AUD.
49. Ewald, Connie (1990). Chromium: Environmental and Health Concerns [CHAST Publication]. Sydney: CHAST: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney. 20 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good plus condition. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST discusses the environmental and health concerns of this toxic metal. ISBN: 086758341X. Our Book No: 20561. $10 AUD.
50. Gillespie, Richard (2011). The Great Melbourne Telescope (1st ed). Melbourne: Museum Victoria. 188 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minimal edgewear. This book is about the Great Melbourne Telescope designed by leading British astronomers and erected at Melbourne Observatory in 1869 - it was the second largest telescope in the world. The telescope had a second and third life, transferred to Mount Stromlo Observatory near Canberra in 1945 - it was rebuilt for new astronomical projects. In the 1990s it detected compelling evidence of dark matter. Now returned to Melbourne, it is being restored for a new life. ISBN: 1921833052978. Our Book No: 26576. $36 AUD.
51. Goodger, E. M. (1975). Hydrocarbon Fuels: Production, Properties and Performance of Liquids and Gases (1st ed). London: Macmillan Press. 270 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), tables, figures, light toning flyleaves, edges creased jacket (edge tears, edgewear, slight loss top spine), minor annotation, owner's written names including edges. Examines the world energy scene, and of the place of hydrocarbon fuels within it, and includes the problems and techniques associated with the winning of crude oil. ISBN: 0333185226. Our Book No: 25564. $15 AUD.
52. Hadlington, Phillip; Marsden, Christine (1999). Common Household Pests: A Homeowner's Guide to Detection and Control (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 79 pp. Paperback large thin octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, few light creases covers, few tiny scratches front cover, top corner rear cover & few pages little creased, tiny rubbed spot flyleaf. This book looks at both chemical and non-chemical means of control, includes many 'what to do' sections, promotes strategies of prevention as a first measure to achieve control, answers common household questions about domestic pests including termites, and it helps people to identify harmless and useful insects and spiders, as well as the disease-spreading and dangerous ones. ISBN: 0868406252. Our Book No: 26605. $12 AUD.
53. Harrison, Kenneth (1983). Road to Hiroshima (Revised ed). Adelaide: Rigby. 280 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, top edge little creased jacket (reverse side minimally foxed), minor edgewear. An autobiographical account of an Australian soldier who fought against the Japanese during WW2 in the desperate struggle to save Malaya. Includes his life as a POW in Malaysia and on the Thailand "Death Railway", before being sent to dockside Nagasaki in Japan itself. Includes a visit to atomic bomb site Hiroshima before arrival of allied troops. Documents and photos, many never before published, illustrate this true war story. ISBN: 0727017918. Our Book No: 25583. $20 AUD.
54. Hawkins, C. C; Smith, S. P.; Neville, S. (1919). Papers on the Design of Alternating Current Machinery (1st ed). London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. 392 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, navy boards (embossed, gilt lettering cover & spine), good plus condition, figures (some fold-out), edges & pages lightly toned, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Heavy. This book (of historical interest) originated out of many discussions on technical subjects. The papers collected here find a connecting link in their common purpose, which is to deal scientifically and practically with problems arising in the design of alternating current machinery, and the point of view adopted throughout is that of the practical designer. Our Book No: 25888. $30 AUD.
55. Hoffmann, Banesh; Dukas, Helen (with) (1975). Einstein. Herts: Paladin. 272 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white photos & drawings, top corner front cover creased, few light creases covers, spine creased, top edge foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Captures the essence of Einstein's mind and his science, and shows the growth of ideas that led Einstein to his most important theories. Helen Dukas, Einstein's secretary for over thirty years, has provided valuable personal insights, and many documents and photographs are reproduced here for the first time. ISBN: 058608195X. Our Book No: 24755. $10 AUD.
56. Huizenga, John R. (1993). Cold Fusion: The Scientific Fiasco of the Century (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 318 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few tiny scratches covers, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. This book documents the development of the cold fusion saga up to July 1993, and provides a careful and thorough study of the scientific and other issues relating to the controversy. A classic study of pseudoscience (Merin Feischmann & Stanley Pons, University of Utah). SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0198558171. Our Book No: 21579. $12 AUD.
57. Institute of Australia, Safety (1978). Rural Safety Manual: Published Papers Presented at the 1978 Royal Easter Show. [Sydney]: Safety Institute of Australia. 164 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, green cloth cover, old price marks, compliments slip affixed. Includes papers on child and home safety, machinery accidents, insecticide poisoning, bushfires, animal-derived diseases, and explosions in the grain industry. Our Book No: 12147. $10 AUD.
58. Jafarzadeh, Alireza (2008). The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 300 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. From the expert who first brought Iran's nuclear program to the attention of the world comes a searing expose of the inner workings and plans of Iran's mullahs. With access to dissident groups inside Iran, traces President Ahmadinejad from his radical roots and involvement in terror attacks to his impact on Iran's weapons program. Reveals new details of Iran's meddling in Iraq, and its broader goals for the future of the Middle East. ISBN: 9780230601284. Our Book No: 16398. $15 AUD.
59. Jeans, Sir James (1939). The Stars in Their Courses. Harmondsworth: Pelican Books / Penguin Books. 208 pp. Paperback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos centre spread, figures, appendices, traditional blue cover, minor foxing & small stain jacket (flap unclipped, small edge tears), pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The respected British academic astronomer presents a lucid popular introduction to modern astronomy and the wonder of the universe as seen through the giant telescopes of today. Our Book No: 12558. $10 AUD.
60. Jeans, Sir James (1945). The New Background of Science (2nd ed). London: Scientific Book Club. 312 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, some pages little creased, minor edgewear. The pioneer British physicist provides a popular account of modern physics, particularly relativity and quantum mechanics, against a background of rudimentary philosophy (of the scientist rather than the metaphysician). Our Book No: 4267. $10 AUD.
61. Jeffreys, Diarmuid (2004). Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug (1st ed). London: Bloomsbury. 339 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). First edition. The striking story of the drug said to be useful as a preventative treatment for heart attacks, strokes and possibly many other disorders. The author traces the drug's origins to ancient Egypt, through its industrial development at the end of the 19th century (Bayer company in Germany), and its key role in the great flu pandemic of 1918 that killed more people than WW1, to its subsequent exploitation by the big pharmaceutical conglomerates. ISBN: 0747570779. Our Book No: 4369. $25 AUD.
62. Jerome, Fred (2002). The Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover's Secret War Against the World's Most Famous Scientist (1st stated ed). New York: St Martin's Press. 358 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, front flap creased jacket (minor edgewear), remainder mark. Using material newly obtained through the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, the author weaves information from Einstein's 2000-page FBI file with the history of the period to create a spy-story-like narrative that also looks at Einstein's political views. From the moment of Einstein's arrival in the United States in 1933, fleeing Nazi Germany, Hoover feverishly collected supposed derogatory information to undermine the renowned physicist's influence and reputation. ISBN: 0312288565. Our Book No: 27236. $20 AUD.
63. Kettrup, A. (editor); Ohrbach, Dr. K. H. (translator) (1991). Analyses of Hazardous Substances in Air: Volume 1 (1st ed). Weinheim, Germany: VCH Verlagsgesellschaft. 223 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, tables, few tiny dents & marks edges, publisher's label front pastedown, owner's rubber stamps including edges. This book contains 16 specific methods and three general chapters, constituting part of a recent initiative of the Commission for the Investigation of Health Hazards of Chemical Compounds in the Work Area. The aim of this first volume is to improve the availability at the national and international level of all scientific documents as a basis for discussions and decisions in the work place. ISBN: 3527270159. Our Book No: 25552. $20 AUD.
64. Keyes, D .B.; Deem, A .G. (1942). Chemical Engineers' Manual: Professional Edition (1st ed). New York: John Wiley & Sons. 221 pp. Hardback small, thick flexible burgundy cloth cover (gilt title & spine lettering), very good condition, figures, tables, light foxing endpapers, slight crease front cover & last few pages, light toning edges & pages, owner's written name on front free flyleaf (another crossed out), owner's initials top & bottom edges. The purpose of this manual is to present to the chemical engineering student and practicing engineer those equations and tables which are used by the profession. The material has been taken largely from well-known textbooks and handbooks, and a serious attempt has been made to standardize the symbols throughout the entire book. This would be a great little addition to a collection of old engineering books. Our Book No: 26332. $15 AUD.
65. King, Petrea (1995). Spirited Women: Journeys With Breast Cancer (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 290 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos center spread, cover & spine lightly creased, bookplate (sticker). This book offers guidelines for dealing with the diagnosis of breast cancer, choosing a doctor and a treatment plan, minimising the effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, using food to support recovery, communicating effectively with partners and families, and finding piece. Illustrated by hundreds of quotes from Australian women who reveal their personal experiences. By the author of the popular "Quest For Life". ISBN: 0091830672. Our Book No: 14590. $10 AUD.
66. Kirk, John T. O. (2007). Science and Certainty. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minimal scratching covers, minor edgewear. Why do certain areas of science cause concern to many people today? Attempts to clear away many misunderstandings about the nature and origin of physical and biological reality. This book will appeal to popular science readers, those with an interest in the environment and the implications of science for the meaning of human existence, and students of philosophy, ethics and theology. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 9780643093911. Our Book No: 22850. $15 AUD.
67. Koestler, Arthur; Butterfield, Herbert (introduction) (1989). The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe (Reprint ed). London: Arkana / Penguin Books. 623 pp. Paperback thick, very good condition, black & white drawings, edges slightly toned, small crease fore-edge few pages, minor edgewear. Brings to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He discusses how the split between science and religion arose and how in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the 17th century. Vivid pen-portraits of a string of great scientists make clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity. ISBN: 0140192468. Our Book No: 29746. $18 AUD.
68. Kohn, Alexander (1989). Fortune or Failure: Missed Opportunities and Chance Discoveries in Science. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 199 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), bottom edge rear cover creased jacket (reverse side faintly foxed), minor edgewear. The author, an Israeli professor of virology, combines his anecdotal skill with wit and insight to shed light on the often mysterious, but always compelling, process of scientific discovery. Specifically, he examines the neglected role of chance (serendipity) in major scientific discoveries in physics, astronomy, chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology. The discovery of penicillin gets a special chapter. ISBN: 0631160876. Our Book No: 16279. $15 AUD.
69. Kok, L. P.; Boon, Mathilde E. (2003). Microwaves for the Art of Microscopy. Leiden: Coulomb Press Leyden. 368 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, many figures (including black & white & colour text-photos), sticker rear cover. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This passionate book summarises 20 years of work by a physicist (Kok) and pathologist (Boon) to improve the microscopic examination of specimens (particularly pathological) with the use of innovative microwave techniques. ISBN: 9071421414. Our Book No: 16269. $100 AUD.
70. Laszlo, Ervin (1993). The Creative Cosmos: A Unified Science of Matter, Life and Mind. Edinburgh: Floris Books. 255 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, faint foxing inside covers & flyleaf, minor edgewear. Examines scientific inquiry into the nature of reality. Laszlo proposes a universal psi-field underlying and interconnecting all of matter. He examines the probable nature and workings of this cosmic medium, using the most recent findings in holodynamics and scalar wave theory. We exist in an intrinsically creative cosmos which preserves and renews the imprint of all that is and ever was. Written in a clear and accessible style, this books makes vital reading for all those searching to understand the paradigms for the emerging interdisciplinary science for the next century. ISBN: 0863151728. Our Book No: 26470. $15 AUD.
71. Liddell, Donald M. (1930). Metallurgists and Chemists' Handbook: A Reference Book of Tables and Data for the Student and Metallurgist (3rd, reprint ed). New York: McGraw-Hill. 847 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, green cloth cover, very good condition, flyleaves lightly toned, owner's written name & date. Our Book No: 14668. $20 AUD.
72. Liska, Ken (2004). Drugs and the Human Body: With Implications for Society (7th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall / Pearson Education. 454 pp. Paperback wide octavo, as new condition. A popular textbook, here in its seventh edition. Addresses high-use, high-abuse drugs, and their effects on society, including addiction (USA). Designed for undergraduate courses in chemistry, biology, sociology and criminal justice. ISBN: 0131773216. Our Book No: 3515. $20 AUD.
73. Livingstone, Stanley; Howe, Russell (preface) (1999). The School of Chemistry 1878 - 1999: A Contribution to the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the University of New South Wales 1949 - 1999 (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 40 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, sepia (brown-coloured) text-photos, minor edgewear. This booklet tells a brief history of the School of Chemistry of The University of NSW. A few photos by Max Dupain are included. The rear cover has a montage of students and staff, past and present of the School. ISBN: 0733405576. Our Book No: 25807. $16 AUD.
74. Lourie, Bruce; Smith, Rick (2015). Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World (Reprint ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 289 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, corners tips covers & few endpages little creased or marked, minimal edgewear, remainder strip bottom edge. Examines the toxins that surround us on an everyday basis. Offers solutions for how we can be healthier, safer and more aware. The authors give practical and surprising advice for removing toxic chemicals from our bodies and homes. ISBN: 9780702250125. Our Book No: 30159. $18 AUD.
75. Macinnis, Peter (2004). The Killer Bean of Calabar and Other Stories: Poisons and Poisoners (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 237 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, barcode sticker & faint sticker mark inside rear cover, sticker front cover. This book explores accidental and incidental tales of poisons and their use throughout history. (Sticker states "local author".). ISBN: 1741141850. Our Book No: 27452. $15 AUD.
76. Maddox, Brenda (2003). Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA (1st p/b ed). London: HarperCollins. 380 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corners covers little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. In this fascinating book, the author tells the story of a remarkably single-minded, forthright and tempestuous young British woman, who at the age of 15 decided she wanted to be a scientist, but who was airbrushed out of the greatest scientific discovery of the 20th century (DNA). ISBN: 0006552110. Our Book No: 24996. $10 AUD.
77. Major, John (1971). The Oppenheimer Hearing [Historic Trials Series]. London: B. T. Batsford. 336 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges lightly foxed. Relates the McCarthyite campaign against the major American contributor to the atomic bomb. Oppenheimer was the victim of the dual stupidities of postwar America, extreme anti-Communism & the cult of weapons of mass destruction as the embodiment of US national strength. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0713412550. Our Book No: 13161. $12 AUD.
78. Manning, Paddy (2013). What the Frack? Everything You Need to Know About Coal Seam Gas. Sydney, Kensington: New South QuickEs. 188 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Australia's coal seam gas industry in rural New South Wales and Queensland carries unprecedented toxic environmental risks, but it could be the path to energy salvation by being cleaner than coal, safer than nuclear energy, and a complement to renewables. A balanced examination of both sides of the argument. While big oil and gas companies believe Australia could be the biggest liquid natural gas exporter in the world, farmers and environmentalists are united in their opposition to coal seam gas extraction from Australia's most fertile agricultural lands. Do coal seam gas wells poison our food resources? Does coal seam gas really aid in tackling climate change? Visiting drill sites, boardrooms, pipelines, parliamentary offices, and farm gate protests, the author demonstrates how coal seam gas extraction may be one boom that is happening too fast. ISBN: 9781742233659. Our Book No: 16539. $12 AUD.
79. Menen, Aubrey (1963). The Fig Tree. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 165 pp. Paperback, very good condition, pages lightly toned, top corner covers & few pages lightly creased, owner's written name & date. A novel set in Italy. Harry Wesley, a chapel-bred scientist of genius uses a chemical process to convert a fig-tree into the tree of life. Our Book No: 22940. $10 AUD.
80. Merrill, Ronald T.; McElhinny, Michael W. (1983). The Earth's Magnetic Field: Its History, Origin and Planetary Perspective [International Geophysics Series]. London: Academic Press. 190 pp. Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, figures, large crease corner rear cover, owner's written name title page, internally excellent. Draws together the major lines of inquiry into geomagnetism which have been traditionally studied separately: the Earth's magnetic field and its secular variation, planetary palaeomagnetism and archaeomagnetism, and theoretical studies of the origin of the magnetic field. A focus is the relationship of dynamo theory to paleomagnetic studies. ISBN: 0124912427. Our Book No: 4100. $20 AUD.
81. Metcalf, Eric (2005). Aspirin: The Miracle Drug (1st ed). New York: Avery / Penguin Group. 212 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Reveals the wide-ranging health benefits derived from taking just one aspirin a day. Also details the dangers of drug-drug interactions, drug herb interactions, and possible complications for people who have certain health problems. ISBN: 1583332189. Our Book No: 27366. $14 AUD.
82. Milkman, Harvey; Sunderwirth, Stanley (1993). Pathways to Pleasure: The Consciousness and Chemistry of Optimal Living (1st ed). New York: Lexington books / Macmillan. 302 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), cloth binding along spine, figures, tables. Two academics offer a new rewarding pathway to enhancing one's pleasure in everyday life without drugs, addictive behaviour and simplistic recipes for feeling good. Draws on current research in psychology and the growing field of brain biochemistry. How to incorporate natural highs in everyday life by pursuing pleasurable and creative activities. ISBN: 0029212731. Our Book No: 12934. $20 AUD.
83. Milkman, Harvey; Sunderwirth, Stanley (1993). Craving for Ecstasy: How Our Passions Become Addictions and What We Can Do About Them (Reprint ed). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 222 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. Two American academics explain the biology, chemistry, and psychology of the universal desire for pleasure and escape. ISBN: 0787941328. Our Book No: 24281. $10 AUD.
84. Millar, D. D. (editor) (1997). The Messel Era: The Story of the School of Physics and its Science Foundation within The University of Sydney 1952 - 1987. Sydney, Rushcutters Bay: Pergamon Press. 157 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book was commissioned by the Science Foundation for Physics to mark the occasion of Professor Harry Messel's retirement at the end of 1987. ISBN: 0080344313. Our Book No: 25715. $14 AUD.
85. Miller, Arthur I. (2006). Empire of the Stars: Friendship, Obsession and Betrayal in the Quest for Black Holes. London: Abacus. 400 pp. Paperback, very good condition, colour & black & white photos, minor edgewear. Traces the rise of two great theories, relativity and quantum mechanics, which meet head on in black holes. This book is the dramatic story of an intellectual feud and its implications for 20th century science. ISBN: 034911627X. Our Book No: 3862. $10 AUD.
86. Mitchell, Roger H. (1986). Kimberlites: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrology. New York: Plenum Press. 442 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, figures, tables, minor edgewear, owner's written name. A book about the petrology of kimberlites. It is not about upper mantle xenoliths, diamonds, or prospecting for kimberlites. The object of the book is to provide a comprehensive survey and critique of the advances which have been made in kimberlite studies over the last 25 years. Kimberlites are rare rock types; however, their relative obscurity is overriden by their economic and petrological importance to a degree which is not shared by more common rocks. Kimberlites are consequently of interest to a diverse group of earth scientists, ranging from isotope geochemists concerned with the evolution of the mantle, to volcanologists pondering the origins of diatremes, to exploration geologists seeking new occurrences of the diamondiferous varieties. ISBN: 0306421739. Our Book No: 15043. $140 AUD.
87. Mitton, Jacqueline; Balit, Christina (illustrator); Tirion, Wil (star maps) (1998). Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations (1st Australian ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Book Company. Unnum 24 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, very good condition, colour drawings, few light creases last page, minimal edgewear. A children's picture book, being a magical tour of the skies, featuring 19 constellations named after animals, birds and fishes. The poetic text, supplemented by sky maps and background information about the stars, combines with the beautiful incandescent paintings to create a book that will fascinate children of all ages. ISBN: 0864611374. Our Book No: 26621. $15 AUD.
88. Mitton, Simon (1979). The Crab Nebula. London: Faber & Faber. 194 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, black & white photos. Secretary of the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, writes the remarkable story of the Crab Nebula, representing a supernova or exploding star that was observed in China in 1054 AD. The nebular and its fast-spinning pulsar are described in detail, together with the astronomical context, and its influence on modern astronomy. ISBN: 0571103677. Our Book No: 13304. $18 AUD.
89. Mitton, Simon; Davies, Paul (foreword) (2005). Fred Hoyle: A Life in Science (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 369 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small crease top edge front cover, minor edgewear. This biography is about Sir Fred Hoyle who was the first English astronomer to publicise his subject through the media of radio and television, which in the 1950s made him a major public figure. Towards the end of his career he espoused the idea of directed panspermia (that life originated from outside Earth). The author has written a major scientific biography of one of the greatest, and best-known, scientists of the 20th century, which will appeal to all readers. ISBN: 0733316247. Our Book No: 29457. $20 AUD.
90. Morris, Richard (1998). Achilles in the Quantum Universe: The Definitive History of Infinity. London: Souvenir Press. 224 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. A fascinating, literate historical tour of infinity. In the 5th century BC, the Greek philosopher Zeno formulated his famous paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise. Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Planck, Einstein, Hawking and many more tried in turn to make sense of this mind-boggling concept. Each new encounter with infinity has advanced the boundaries of physics and mathematics, including relativity and quantum mechanics. ISBN: 0285634429. Our Book No: 3315. $10 AUD.
91. Morse, G. K.; Lester, J. N.; Perry, R. (1993). The Economic and Environmental Impact of Phosphorus Removal from Wastewater in the European Community. London: Selper Publications. 91 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, tables, top edge little foxed, tiny crease bottom corner rear cover. A study of the impact of removing phosphorus from European wastewater. ISBN: 0948411082. Our Book No: 20529. $10 AUD.
92. Nicholls, Jennifer (editor); Pailthorpe, Bernard (editor) (2003). From Zero to Infinity (1st ed). Sydney: Science Foundation for Physics / University of Sydney. 193 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures, colour text-photos, top corners last few pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. Lectures delivered at the Science Foundation for Physics 2003, Professor Harry Messel International Science School, held at the School of Physics, University of Sydney. The topics covered range from the familiar, such as Australian native animals and the Great Barrier Reef, to the definitely strange, like the extremophiles - organisms that thrive in extreme temperature or pH conditions: from blue sky research such as galactic cannibalism and the early universe, to immediately applicable studies such as high resolution meteorology, and the effect of radiation on biological and electronic systems. ISBN: 1864875518. Our Book No: 23803. $15 AUD.
93. O'Neil, W. M. (1986). Early Astronomy from Babylonia to Copernicus (1st ed). Sydney: Sydney University Press. 214 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, tables, edges & reverse side jacket lightly foxed, autograph (author's written dedication). A history of early astronomy, by emeritus professor of psychology, University of Sydney. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0424001179. Our Book No: 19385. $10 AUD.
94. Phelan, R. S. (1947). Intermediate Chemistry (A Note Book). Sydney: Shakespeare Head. 87 pp. Paperback, flexible covers, good condition, figures, pages & edges lightly toned, cover edges lightly frayed, light foxing edges & few pages, covers & spine lightly faded, covers lightly marked. A collectible Australian school chemistry textbook. The book which is complete with drawings has been found to meet the requirements of Second and Third year students for the Intermediate examination. A great book to take you back to the 30s and revisit or learn how the Education system worked then in comparison to now, the computer age. Our Book No: 27656. $14 AUD.
95. Pickett, Charles; Lomb, Nick (with); Hutchinson, Jan (editor) (2001). Observer and Observed: A Pictorial History of Sydney Observatory and Observatory Hill (1st ed). Sydney: Powerhouse Publishing. 96 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, map, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, colour reproductions, few black & white photos, minor edgewear. This book is about Observatory Hill located in The Rocks, Sydney. There are historic photos, prints, paintings and drawings, and reproductions of work by Julian Ashton, Tom Roberts, John Passmore, Shay Docking and Cressida Campbell. Max Dupain, David Mist, Sam Hood, Harold Cazneaux, and Anne Zahalka contributed the many photos which make this book a very interesting way to learn about the fascinating observatory building and its purpose. ISBN: 1863170863. Our Book No: 28431. $28 AUD.
96. Poirier, Jean-Paul (1985). Creep of Crystals: High-temperature Deformation Processes in Metals, Ceramics and Minerals [Cambridge Earth Science Series]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 260 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. This textbook describes the physics of the plastic deformation of solids at high temperatures for geologists or geophysicists interested in the high-temperature behaviour of crystals. Acquaints with the methods of materials science. Explains the most important models and recent experimental results of materials science. Also explains the essential solid-state physics, thermodynamics and hydrostatics of creep, creep models and their applications in geology, diffusion creep, and superplastic deformation and deformation enhanced by phase transformations. Extensive bibliographies are presented. ISBN: 0521278511. Our Book No: 16328. $50 AUD.
97. Polkinghorne, John (1984). The Quantum World. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 100 pp. Paperback, good condition, figures, minor foxing edges, pages lightly toned. This compact volume presents quantum mechanics for the general reader. It offers a lucid description of the intellectual challenges and disagreements in the study of the behavior of atomic and sub-atomic particles - a field that has completely changed our view of the physical world, but that is still the subject of unresolved debate about its own fundamental interpretation. The author theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge, but in 1979 he resigned to train for the ministry of the Church of England, and he is now an ordained priest. ISBN: 0140226532. Our Book No: 26360. $10 AUD.
98. Pollak, John K. (editor) (1990). Pulp and Paper Mills: Their Effects on Ecology, Health and Economy (2nd ed) [CHAST Publication, no 4]. Sydney: CHAST: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney. 49 pp. Paperback, card cover, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, printed on recycled paper. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST discusses the toxic environmental and health concerns of pulp and paper mills. This second edition contains letters and replies in response to the first edition. Our Book No: 13256. $10 AUD.
99. Prata, Steven (1993). EMF Handbook: Understanding and Controlling Electromagnetic Fields in Your Life. Corte Madera, CA: Waite Group Press. 108 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, figures (including text-photos), minor edgewear. American college physics lecturer explains objectively and in simple language the nature of electromagnetic fields, and how they can be both harmless and harmful. How to measure high EMF exposure, and what to do about it. Are the electric fields that surround appliances plugged into electrical sockets harmful? Let us avoid electrophobia - an unsubstantiated fear of electricity. ISBN: 1878739557. Our Book No: 4570. $12 AUD.
100. Repcheck, Jack (2007). Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began. New York: Simon & Schuster. 239 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, remainder stripe. A biography of the Polish Renaissance genius astronomer that tells the surprising, little-known story behind the dawn of the scientific age. His "On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres" was published the year he died aged 70. He was first to provide the data and mathematics that proved the earth and other planets revolve around the sun, and that the earth rotates on its axis every 24 hours, contrary to rigid orthodoxy at the time. ISBN: 9780743289511. Our Book No: 17731. $20 AUD.
101. Rocco, Fiammetta (2003). The Miraculous Fever-Tree: Malaria, Medicine and the Cure that Changed the World (Australian ed) [Quinine]. London: HarperCollins. 348 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, remainder stripes bottom edge, owner's rubber stamp inside front cover. This remarkable story of quinine, the chemical from the South American fever-tree that transformed medicine (as a treatment for malaria) - and history. ISBN: 0002572036. Our Book No: 24839. $15 AUD.
102. Russell, Bertrand; Pirani, Felix (editor) (1958). A. B. C. of Relativity (Revised ed). London: George Allen & Unwin. 139 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), grey-coloured top edge, figures, sticker & old price marks front flyleaf, minor foxing endpapers, minimal foxing some pages, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears, faint toning reverse side, spine little faded, rear cover lightly toned, flap clipped), shop sticker front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. This book first appeared in 1925. The basic principles of relativity have not changed since then, but its applications have been extended, and some revision was necessary for this edition. Chapter 11 has been rewritten, and a number of other passages have been altered to agree with present knowledge. Our Book No: 27301. $15 AUD.
103. Scoresby, Rev. William; Smith, Archibald (editor) (1859). Journal of a Voyage to Australia and Round the World, for Magnetical Research (1st ed). London: Longman, Green Longman, & Roberts. 96 + 315 + 24 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, original black embossed cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), colour plates, black & white engraving frontispiece portrait, tables, figures (some colour), foldout colour map loosely inserted (fragile, repaired, plus facsimile copy), new endpapers, few end pages edges repaired, errata slip tipped in, pages faintly toned (edges toned), minor edgewear. First edition. Pages 1 - 96: "Exposition of magnetical principles ... disturbance in iron ships". Followed by, pages 1 - 315: "Narrative of the voyage". Rev. Scoresby (1789 - 1857), the noted Arctic explorer, later became the first navigator to investigate the changes in magnetism in an iron ship as it sailed from the northern to southern hemisphere. He was appointed in 1855 to the Liverpool Compass Committee which investigated the deviation of the compass in wooden and iron ships in response to losses at sea caused by compass errors. In 1856 he and his his wife sailed on the maiden voyage of the "Royal Charter" to Australia and back, to make systematic observations on the magnetism of iron ships. He was awarded an honorary MA degree at Melbourne University during this visit. His pleasing results were published in 1859 after his death. (Ferguson 15510. Publisher's catalogue at rear. Includes facsimile of foldout map, loosely inserted.). Our Book No: 16813. $650 AUD.
104. Selye, Hans (1979). The Stress of My Life (2nd ed). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. 267 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear jacket (flap clipped, faint foxing reverse side), light foxing edges. Second edition. Autobiography of the Austrian-Canadian physician, who set up a pioneer institute to study stress at the University of Montreal. He is best known for his General Adaptation Syndrome (GAS), which linked stress and anxiety to biochemical and physiological responses in modern humans. ISBN: 0442276591. Our Book No: 2961. $20 AUD.
105. Shallis, Michael (1988). The Electric Shock Book. London: Souvenir Press. 287 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), pages toned, top edge & reverse side jacket lightly foxed, minor edgewear. A fascinating account of the past 150 years involving our increasing dependence on electricity. Have we become slaves to a force we don't fully understand? Includes sections dealing with electricity and the human body, electricity and the psychic world, electricity and health, allergic to electricity, etc. ISBN: 0285628127. Our Book No: 15801. $15 AUD.
106. Short, Kate (1994). Quick Poison, Slow Poison: Pesticide Risk in the Lucky Country. St Albans, NSW: Kate Short / Envirobook. 270 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, printed on 100% recycled paper, minor edgewear. Report on the environmental dangers of pesticides, written by Australian environmental activist who helped establish the Pesticides Monitor at the Total Environment Centre, Sydney. ISBN: 0858811278. Our Book No: 10331. $10 AUD.
107. Shulman, Seth (2008). The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret. New York: W. W. Norton. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white illustrations, minor edgewear jacket, tiny hole fore-edge last two pages. The inventor of the telephone and co-founder of the National Geographic Society is challenged by the author. A stellar example of historical investigation. Throughout his career, Bell was plagued by a secret: he stole the key idea behind the invention of the telephone. While researching at MIT, science journalist Shulman scrutinized Bell's journals and found the smoking gun: a deeply buried historical deception. Delving further into Bell's life, Shulman unearthed the surprising story behind the telephone, a tale of romance, corruption and unchecked ambition. ISBN: 9780393062069. Our Book No: 24834. $12 AUD.
108. Simon, Bart (2002). Undead Science: Science Studies and the Afterlife of Cold Fusion (1st p/b ed). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 252 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Examines the curious story of cold fusion, a highly publicized scientific controversy in the United States. Reveals a lot about pseudoscience, as well the emotional scientific and media response. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0813531543. Our Book No: 20788. $10 AUD.
109. Skurray, Geoffrey; Stanton, Rosemary (foreword) (2007). Decoding Food Additives: A Comprehensive Guide to Food Additive Codes and Food Labelling. Sydney: Hachette Australia. 226 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. The most up-to-date and comprehensive catalogue of food additives approved for use in food processing in Australia today. Each entry lists the source of the additive, its function, acceptable daily intake (ADI) and maximum allowable levels, together with a description of its properties and its uses. Also addresses contemporary issues such as new labelling regulations, why the food industry uses additives, food allergies and food sensitivities, consumer concerns about genetically modified and irradiated food, and links between food additives and attention disorders or hyperactivity in children. The author is Professor of Food Science at the University of Western Sydney. ISBN: 9780733622243. Our Book No: 16201. $15 AUD.
110. Steel, Duncan (2000). Eclipse: The Celestial Phenomenon Which Has Changed the Course of History (1st p/b ed). London: Headline. 366 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white figures, minimal edgewear, faint sticker mark front cover. Explains everything about eclipses, their science, and significance to humankind. This fascinating and epic story - peopled by characters such as Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare, Christopher Columbus and Albert Einstein (and structures such as Stonehenge) - stretches from Ancient Babylon to the present day and beyond. ISBN: 0747262845. Our Book No: 24329. $10 AUD.
111. Strehlow, Roger A. (1984). Combustion Fundamentals (1st ed) [McGraw Hill Series in Energy, Combustion, and Environment]. New York: McGraw Hill. 554 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), figures, tables, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (few edge tears, slight loss spine ends), annotation rear endpaper, owner's written names including edges. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book gives a modern logical presentation of all the fundamental physical processes involved in combustion. ISBN: 0070622213. Our Book No: 25603. $28 AUD.
112. Symonds, Dr J. L.; Evans, Gareth (foreword) (1985). A History of British Atomic Tests in Australia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS). 593 pp. Paperback large thick octavo, very good condition, bottom edge little marked, rear cover little rubbed, cover corners slightly creased, spine little rubbed (base bumped, cover near spine creased), minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A history of the Australian involvement in the British atomic tests for which the first negotiations between Mr Attlee and Mr Menzies began in the early 1950s. A factual account of events relating, not only to the major atomic tests, but also to the minor trials, the first of which were held in 1953. A comprehensive study, and a basis for the 1984 Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia, including Operation Totem 1 and 2, Mosaic, Buffalo, Hurricane, Maralinga, and others. The book will interest other researchers, the public, historians and is a valuable reference book for any investigations undertaken into these tests. ISBN: 0644041188. Our Book No: 29909. $200 AUD.
113. Tebbutt, John (1887). History and Description: Mr Tebbutt's Observatory, Windsor, New South Wales. Sydney: Joseph Cook & Co., Printers. 74 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover (covers staples), edge pieces missing covers, small pieces missing spine, archival tape repairs front cover, minimal foxing endpapers, rubber stamp, owner's written name front cover. A scarce pamphlet written by the astronomer John Tebbutt who owned a private observatory at Windsor, just northwest of Sydney. Rubber stamp and written name of Glasgow Observatory. Our Book No: 16587. $70 AUD.
114. Tesla, Nikola; Childress, David (additions) (1993). The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla (New ed) [Lost Science Series]. Stelle, IL: Adventures Unlimited Press. 351 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, figures, few light marks edges, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear corners covers & few pages. A collection of papers that were originally published in 1891 and 1904. The Croatian-American physicist is best known for his electrical inventions, some very controversial. This book includes Supreme Court documents on the dismantling of his famous Wardenclyffe Tower. ISBN: 0932813194. Our Book No: 30251. $23 AUD.
115. Thorpe, T. E. (2007). Humphry Davy: Poet and Philosopher. Stroud, Glouc.: Nonsuch Publishing. 190 pp. Paperback octavo, as new condition. One of the most brilliant scientists of his day, Humphry Davy was acclaimed for his work as a chemist, notably for the isolation of iodine, and later the invention of the Davy safety lamp. He was also an accomplished poet, known throughout his life to express his feelings in verse, and his impassioned and romantic spirit was unmistakable in his vision of science. Using extracts from Davy's letters and papers, details the life and achievements of a man who, transgressing scientific and literary circles, played a significant role in the social and intellectual world of late 18th and early 19th century London. (Originally published, 1896. This edition has a modern introduction.). ISBN: 9781845883829. Our Book No: 14525. $12 AUD.
116. Tooth, Thomas (1992). It Was All a Matter of Time. Katoomba, NSW: Thomas (T. E.) Tooth. 156 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, op spine bumped, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name), copy 2. The story of navigational science. Matthew Flinders used this new science to chart the Australian coast. Includes the tale of the chronometer belonging to Flinders, which the author discovered in a Sydney museum in 1976. ISBN: 0646153862. Our Book No: 4808A. $18 AUD.
117. Tyndall, John (1891). Notes of a Course of Nine Lectures on Light Delivered at the Royal Institution of Great Britain April 8 - June 3, 1869 (14th ed). London: Longmans, Green, & Co. 74 pp. Hardback small, purple cloth cover (gilt lettering), black endpapers, very good condition, few figures, cloth cover little flecked edges (spine little faded), top edge some pages uncut, minimal foxing. Lectures delivered by the prominent physicist, John Tyndall (1820 - 1893), comprehensively discussing the properties of light, lenses, colours, the eye and vision. Publishers catalogue (16p.) at rear. Our Book No: 14166. $18 AUD.
118. Verma, Surendra (2005). The Tunguska Fireball: Solving One of the Great Mysteries of the 20th Century. Thriplow, Cambridge: Icon Books. 206 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flyleaf corner clipped. Australian science writer tells the incredible story of a giant fireball, perhaps a comet, that exploded over Siberia in June 1908, that flattened a large area of forest. It has been the subject of many conspiracy theories, because few if any fragments have been found. ISBN: 1840466200. Our Book No: 13611. $16 AUD.
119. Waldron, Kevin (2014). Penny the Pirate (A Story that Screens Your Child's Vision). Sydney: OPSM Group Ltd / Saatchi & Saatchi. 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, map on endpapers. In plastic envelope with test kit. An innovative children's picture story that can be used as a prop for testing your child's vision. Comes in a plastic sleeve that includes a test kit (3D glasses, pirate eye patch, symbol key, spyglass and instruction booklet). ISBN: 9780646918396. Our Book No: 16978. $20 AUD.
120. Walker, Mark (1995). Nazi Science: Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb. New York: Plenum Press. 325 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, minor creasing bottom corners flaps), faint foxing edges. This original and penetrating book unravels myths and controversies surrounding Hitler's atomic bomb project. It provides a most comprehensive and thoughtful look at what surprisingly turned out to be an Achilles' heel for Hitler - the misuse of science and scientists in the service of the Third Reich. ISBN: 0306449412. Our Book No: 26617. $17 AUD.
121. Walter, Maila L. (1990). Science and Cultural Crisis: An Intellectual Biography of Percy Williams Bridgman (1882 - 1961). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press. 362 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Biography of the American physicist and Nobel Laureate whose pioneering work virtually created the field of high-pressure physics. He also conceived and promoted operationism, a concept that greatly influenced scientists, behavioural psychologists - and also philosophers of the logical positivism school. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0804717966. Our Book No: 8001. $20 AUD.
122. Warner, Keith Douglass (2007). Agroecology in Action: Extending Alternative Agriculture Through Social Networks (1st p/b ed). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, figures, tables. An American environmental lecturer and friar describes agroecology, a new innovative scientific response to agriculture's growing environmental crises. He offers American case studies of ways in which social networks of growers, scientists, agricultural organizations, and public agencies have developed innovative, ecologically based techniques to reduce reliance on agrochemicals. ISBN: 0262731800. Our Book No: 12794. $12 AUD.
123. Welch, Geoff (1999). Humankind and the Cosmos: A View on Life, Climate and Astronomy (1st ed). Sydney, Avalon: Halbooks Publishing. 232 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, few tiny spots fore-edge, minor edgewear. Examines the origin of life on earth, climate change, man's interest in the stars and planets, as well as the life cycle of different stars. SALE PRICE. ISBN: 0958580723. Our Book No: 23626. $10 AUD.
124. White, Michael (2007). Galileo Antichrist: A Biography (1st ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 284 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour & black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. Galileo is one of a small group of historical figures known by first name alone. His achievements place him amongst the giants of science: a crucial figure in the Scientific Revolution. A martyr whose brilliance and stubbornness saw him crushed by the might of the Roman Catholic Church. Investigates the man and his astronomical research, placing both in the context of a time when religious and scientific understanding became deeply and dangerously intertwined. Against the backdrop of the Counter Reformation and the Thirty Years' War, he traces the path that led to Galileo's denunciation as a heretic, and finds the story tainted by evidence of conspiracy and cover-up. ISBN: 9780297848684. Our Book No: 17612. $25 AUD.
125. Whitehouse, David (2006). The Sun: A Biography. Chichester, West Sussex: John Wiley. 334 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition. The author skilfully interweaves science, philosophy, religion, history and art to provide a comprehensive biography of our nearest star, the Sun. The Sun is the Rosetta Stone of the universe - understand it, and you understand almost everything. ISBN: 0470092971. Our Book No: 16286. $10 AUD.
126. Whites, Timothy (No Date). Envelope: Toilet Necessities at Little Cost. UK: Timothy Whites. N/A pp. Envelope, good condition (notably creased), sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos. This is an envelope by an English chemist shop (NOT a book). Cover words: "Toilet necessities at little cost. Timothy Whites where everyday necessities are cheaper. The reliable cash chemists. Branches throughout the south of England". Words on flap, reverse side: "Less cost - greater satisfaction at Timothy Whites". Our Book No: 7149. $10 AUD.
127. Wilber, Ken (editor) (1984). Quantum Questions: Mystical Writings of the World's Great Physicists (Reprint ed). Boston: New Science Library (NSL) / Shambhala. 209 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The surprising writings of the major physicists - Einstein, Heisenberg, Schroedinger, de Broglie, Jeans, Planck, Pauli and Eddington - in support of a spiritual or mystical basis of life. Includes all the major physicists who founded quantum mechanics. Collected and analysed by scientist Ken Wilber, who is in the forefront of new thinking in the discipline of transpersonal psychology. ISBN: 0394723384. Our Book No: 16831. $12 AUD.
128. Wilson, Edward O. (1998). Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge (1st p/b ed). London: Little, Brown & Company. 374 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages & edges lightly toned, corners front cover creased, spine creased, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. American biologist argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for consilience - the proof that everything in our world is organised in terms of a small number of fundamental natural laws which comprise the particles underlying every branch of learning. He draws on the arts, philosophy, religion, psychology, anthropology, biology and physical sciences to show why the goals of the original Enlightenment are coming back to life, and reappearing on the frontiers of science. ISBN: 0316647357. Our Book No: 28738. $20 AUD.
129. Zannetti, Paola (1990). Air Pollution Modeling: Theories, Computational Methods and Available Software (Reprint ed). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. 444 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, tables, rear cover top corner bumped, front cover bottom corner bumped, spine ends lightly bumped, owner's rubber stamps including edges. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Introduces relevant historical and recently-developed examples of modelling techniques for traditional problems including point source dispersion, plume rise, windfield estimation, and surface deposition. Discussed are a number of contemporary and emergent air quality modeling issues including visibility, dense gas dispersion, indoor air pollution, photochemical oxidants, and global air quality. An invaluable resource to people in the scientific, educational and public policy communities dealing with these problems. ISBN: 0442308051. Our Book No: 25565. $30 AUD.
130. Zohar, Danah; Marshall, Ian (1993). The Quantum Society: Mind, Physics and a New Social Vision (1st ed). London: Bloomsbury. 306 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), front flap creased jacket. Cover blurb: "The natural and necessary extension of The Quantum Self - a radically new social and political vision rooted in modern quantum physics which goes to the heart of contemporary crises". ISBN: 0747515808. Our Book No: 15827. $20 AUD.