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Scientific Explanation. A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science. Based Upon the Tarner Lectures 1946.

By: Braithwaite, Richard Bevan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York and London, Cambridge University Press: 1957

Edition: Second American Printing

Seller ID: 1527

Condition: Very Good


xii. 376 pgs. Very Good condition navy cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean, sound, unmarked with minimal shelwear. Jacket price intact, light edgewear, sunning to paper at spine. Based upon the Tarner lectures given by the author in 1946, its primary purpose is to explain, by way of detailed examples, the logical features common to all the sciences. Contents: Introductory, Scientific deductive systems and their representations, The status of the theoretical terms of a science, Models for scientific theories; their use and misuse, Statistical hypotheses, probability statements an... View more info

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Theo's Odyssey

By: Clement, Catherine. Translated By Steve Cox and Ros Schwartz.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Arcade Publishing: 1999

Edition: First North American Edition

Seller ID: 1880

ISBN: 1559704993

Condition: Fine


593 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine dustjacket, clean and unmarked. First English Language Edition. Translated from the French by Steve Cox and Ros Schwartz. A story of healing as an ill little boy explores the many forms of religious faith while travelling with his aunt. He learns the tenets and philosophies of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Confucianism, Shinto, yoga, animism, voodoo and more. From the publisher: "This is a hugely enjoyable story about how and why people believe in their God, told with wit, clarity, and infectuious enthusiasm". By the author of "Th... View more info

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Where Evolution and Religion Meet

By: Coulter, John M. And Coulter, Merle C.

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Co.: 1924

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 2381

Condition: Very Good+


105 pgs. Verg Good+ cloth hardcover in original dust jacket. Book is clean and umarked, binding sound, very slight rubbing to edges and corners. Jacket has small chips at spine edges and corners and paper is worn through in places along the flap edges. Flap information lists other titles in the Little Books on Religion series. Apparently then as now, "No subject of science seems to be more misunderstood by those who are not biologists than the doctrine of evolution...When one has been completely informed concerning evolution, he realizes that it does not contradict the Bible in any serious... View more info

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Candle in the Dark. A Postcript to Despair.

By: Edman, Irwin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 346

Condition: Good to Very Good


88 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, no jacket. Navy boards with blind stamp decorative front cover, tan spine, top edge of textblock is colored red. Internally clean, tight, unmarked. Exterior is has one light paint spot on front cover and a bump to edge of back cover affecting the edge of the last few pages. "First published November 1939" on copyright page. In a time of war and global turmoil, Edman's words are a clear flickering "Candle in the Dark", sharing the timeless darkness but offering glimpses of light and hope. Excerpt: "The crisis of civilization thr... View more info

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THE ESSENTIAL MYSTICS. The Soul's Journey into Truth.

By: Harvey, Andrew, Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, HarperSanFrancisco: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 564

ISBN: 0062509047

Condition: Fine


8vo. xv. 236 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. As unread. Black boards, brown cloth spine. Chapters on Taoism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Ancient Greece, Islam and Christianity followed by further commentary, biographical and bibliographical informaton. ISBN 0062509047. #564. View more info

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Darwin for Beginners

By: Miller, Jonathan and Borin Van Loon

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Writers & Readers: 1982

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1856

ISBN: 0906495954

Condition: Very Good


175pgs. Very Good+ condition hardcover in Very Good+ jacket. Clean and unmarked, binding sound. Jacket has no chips or tears, very slight age-toning to edges. Clever, entertaining, informative and very readable introduction to Darwin's life and theories as well as an overview of the general history and controversy of the development of scientific thought into branches such as evolutionary biology, molecular biology and genetics. Illustrated throughout with the imaginative drawings and cartoons of Borin Van Loon. Includes a postscript and section on further reading. For similar illustrative sty... View more info

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Die Zukunft Des Menschen [L'Avenir de l'Homme, The Future of Man]

By: Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Walter-Verlag: 1966

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2490

Condition: Very Good


404 pgs. Very Good condition dark blue cloth hardcover, text is in German language. Very minor shelf wear, lightly foxed upper text block, internally clean and unmarked with tight binding. Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin [1881-1955] was a Jesuit priest and paleontologist, hence both a theologian and a scientist. His writings reflect his philosophy, ranging from understanding humankind's place in the universe to the impact of scientific discoveries on traditional religious dogma, in particular the interdependent connection between the theory of evolution and the basic tenets of Christian fait... View more info

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Natural Philosophy. For High Schools and Academies.The Cambridge Course of Physics

By: Rolfe, W.J. And Gillet, J.A.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: New York and Chicago, Potter, Ainsworth and Co.: 1874

Edition: No Additional or Previous Printings

Seller ID: 2560

Condition: Good to Very Good


viii.405 pgs.+ 2 world maps. Good to Very Good condition original cloth hardcover. Overall wear and rubbing to edges and corners. Light foxin and penciled notes on front endpapers. Endpaper wear to rear hinge, binding sound. Colored frontis plate with intact protective tissue. Illustrated throughout with black and white drawings and figured, two bicolored world maps in rear showing variation and distribution of atmospheric pressure [circa 1874 climate]. Natural philosopy in this era was inclusive of several disciplines of the physical sciences, hence sections on mechanics, sound, light, heat, ... View more info

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The Eighteenth Century Background. Studeas on the Idea of Nature in the Thought of the Period.

By: Willey, Basil

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1977

Edition: Eleventh Printing

Seller ID: 2549

Condition: Very Good


Shallow bump to rear upper corner. Chapters: The Turn of the Century, The Wisdom of God in the Creation, Cosmic Toryism, Natural Morality-Shaftesbury, Natural Morality-Joseph Butler, 'Nature" in Satire, David Hume, Defender of Nature Against Reason, David Hartley and Nature's Education, Holbach's Systeme de la Nature, Joseph Priestley and the Socinian Moonlight, 'Nature" in Revolution and Reaction, 'Nature' in Wordsworth. No ISBN. #2549. View more info