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The Most Beautiful Molecule

By: Aldersey-Williams, Hugh

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Aurum Press Ltd.: 1995

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 1015

ISBN: 1854103032

Condition: Fine


8vo. ix. 340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. The inside story of the remarkable discovery of Buckminsterfullerene, carbon-60. Written to delight and inform the layperson and scientist alike. Chapters: Introduction, Prologue-The Dome of Discovery, 1. Making Molecules, 2. September 1985, 3. The Search for the Yellow Vial, 4. On Symmetry and the Sexagesimal, 5. The Fuller View, 6. The Chemical Senses, 7. The Chemist-stylites, 8. September 1990, 9. The Peak Perfection, 10. "My Lords, What Does It Do?", 11. The Molecular Architects, Epilogue: Spot the Ball, Not... View more info

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Sacrament

By: Barker, Clive

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 362

ISBN: 006017949X

Condition: Fine


8vo.447 pgs. Fine Hardbound in Fine jacket, clean and unmarked with no discernable defects. A story about a wildlife photographer, Will Rabjohns, who has made his reputation photographing endangered species, and a fateful trip to the Arctic where a mystical encounter with a bear leaves him all but dead. A journey of self-discovery leads him back to AIDS-plagued San Francisco, New York, and the Scottish moors, where he penetrates the ultimate mystery, "The "Domus Mundi" and discovers the secret that links his destiny to that of all the innumerable creatures on the planet. ISBN 0060... View more info

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The Orchid in Lore and Legend.

By: Berliocchi, Luigi

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 2001

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: 1678

ISBN: 0881924911

Condition: Fine


8vo. 184 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Translated by Lenore Rosenberg and Anita Weston. Firsy published in1996 as "Il flore degli dei, l'orchideadel mito alla storia" by Nuovo Equilibri, Viterbo, Italy. Foreword by Henry Oakley. Richly illustrated throughout with black and white period engravings and paintings and full page color plates from Warner and Williams "The Orchid Album". An account of the discovery of the orchid and it's place in literature, religion, the arts, magic, cuisine, lore and legend. Also included is an account of the most popular genera and their cult... View more info

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A Bibliography of Internal Medicine : Communicable Diseases

By: Bloomfield, Arthur

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Mansfield Center, CT, U.S.A., Martino Publishing: 2000

Edition: First Printing Thus

Seller ID: 1356

ISBN: 1578982391

Condition: Fine


8vo. viii. 560 pgs. As New fine condition hardcover, green cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. This is a facsimile of the 1958 edition published by the University of Chicago Press. Bibliographical entries are arranged within categories of specific diseases, with an abstract of the contents for each cited publication. These communicable diseases are covered: Typhoid Fever, Cholera, Bacillary Dysentery, Plague, Brucella Infection, Pneumococcal Pneumonia, Scarlet Fever, Erysipelas, Rheumatic Fever, Meningococcal Infection, Gonorrhea and Gonococcal Infection, Tuberculosis, Leprosy,... View more info

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New Worlds in Old Books

By: Rostenberg, Leona and Madeleine B. Stern

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Delaware, Oak Knoll Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2468

ISBN: 1884718892

Condition: Fine


viii.202pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dustjacket, pristine condition in removable archival cover. In this bibliophile memoir, dedicated "to the Survival of the Printed Book in the Twenty-First Century" the world-renowned authors reveal the new realms and wealth of knowledge waiting to be discovered in the world of old books. Sections: Introduction: Through Our Hands, What's Past Is Prologue, Eye-Witness Reports, United Nations and Utopias, Hidden Americana, Censorship and Suppression, Stratagems of Satan, Feminism, The Jews, The Blacks, The Lure of Firsts, The Press: Exotic and Uncommon,... View more info