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How to Use the Chinese Abacus

By: Anonymous

Price: $12.71

Publisher: Kowloon, Hong Kong, Swindon Book Company: n.d.

Seller ID: 050408


20 pp, light tan SC wraps w/black lettering & illustration on the front cover w/orange border. The Chinese abacus consists of a wooden frame, wooden beads and columns. The frame is divided by a eam into two sectiosn, the upper and the lower. The ordinary abacus has nine, eleven, or thirteen columns. There are two beads above the beam and five below it. Each upper bead equals 5 lower beads in the same column. Each lower bead equals 10 on the immediate right-ha... View more info

Counting the Eons

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $9.56

Publisher: Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1983

Seller ID: 014923


179 pp, blu boards w/black linen spine, dj wht-black. Collection of seventeen essays explaining everything you wanted to know about sub-atomic particles, searching f/the missing mass of our Universe, atmospheric pressure, center of gravity within the solar system. some wrinkling top & bottom of spine of the dj. View more info

The Slide Rule and Logarithmic Tables Inlcuding a Ten-Place Table of Logarithms

By: Clark, J. J.

Price: $42.08

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Frederick J. Drake & Co.: 1921

Seller ID: 037209


192 pp, black leatherette boards w/whtie lettering, green-brown patterned endpapers. A concise and accurate reference work on the application of the slide rule and logarithmic tables to practical problems. 1-3/8" x 3" paper tipped in beneath title on the title page and also another tipped in on the copyright page. View more info

Bet You Can't! : Science Impossibilities to Fool You

By: Cobb, Vicki and Darling, Kathy

Price: $7.61

Publisher: New York, NY, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books: 1980

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 032593


128 pp, orange boards w/wht lettering, dj wht w/color illustrated front panel. Describes more than 60 impossible tricks, each based on scientific principles which are explained in accompanying text. View more info

Research in the Effects and Influences of the Nuclear Bomb Test Explosions : Vol 1

By: Committee for Compilation of Report on Research in the Effects of Radioactivity

Price: $82.88

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Japan Society for the promotion of Science: 1956

Seller ID: 032736


823 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/black lettering on the spine. The book contains sections on meterology, physics, chemistry, genetics, agriculture, fisheries science, economics, and medical science. This was research that was based on the effects and influences of the Bikini Atoll Test and also on the aftereffects of the atomic bomb sufferers in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ex-library book, some wear at top & bottom of spine & edges, remnants of checkout labels on en... View more info

The Tramp in America

By: Cresswell, Tim

Price: $170.00

Publisher: London, England, Reaktion Books Ltd.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035614


255 pp, black boards w/red lettering, dj grey-black-white pictorial wraparound. The book is an account of invention of the tramp as a social type in the United States from the 1870s through the 1930s. The author explores sthe sterotypes associated iwth tramps - that they were male and therefore a threat to women in domestic environments. Another sterotype was they were untrustworthy, diseased and of unsound heredity. View more info

Tertiary Formations of Rim Rock Country, Presidio County, Trans-Pecos Texas : Report of Investigations - No. 36

By: DeFord, Ronald K.

Price: $19.98

Publisher: Austin, TX, Bureau of Economic Geology / the University of Texas at Austin: 1958

Edition: Reprint

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED By Author

Seller ID: 051170


37 pp, light green SC wraps w/black lettering on the front cover, Inscribed & SIGNED by the author. The article was reprinted from The Texas Journal of Science, Vol. 10, No. 1, March, 1958. Errata sheet stapled to the inside of the front cover, spine of book sunned. View more info

Texas Geologist and the Bureau of Economic Geology, 1949-1970

By: Flawn, Peter T.

Price: $22.74

Publisher: Austin, TX, University of Texas: 2002

Seller ID: 051128


x, 181 pp, (1), glossy light brown pictorial covers w/wht spine w/black lettering. The author presents a short discourse on the Geography of Texas followed by his memories of Van Horn Texas. This is followed by his time in the Burearu of Economic Geology followed by his work in the Department of Geology. He served as Director of the Bureau 1960-1970, then he did Geological consulting work from 1950 to 1970. View more info

Relation of Ogallala Formation to the Southern High Plains in Texas

By: Frye, John C. and Leonard, A. Byron

Price: $7.61

Publisher: Austin, TX, Bureau of Economic Geology / the University of Texas at Austin: 1964

Seller ID: 051167


25 pp, light blue SC wraps w/black lettering on the front panel. The book presents the regional physiography of the Ogallala Formation and the High Plains surface. It has information on fossil seeds of the Ogallala Formation and Pleistocene dissection of the High Plains margin. Contains information on the abandoned Panther Valley and Lake Lomax. Prev owner's name on the front cover. crease on the bottom front corner of the rear cover. View more info

The Silent Witness : a Polygraphist's Casebook

By: Gugas, Chris

Price: $7.01

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1979

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 030451


viii, 254 pp, black boards w/blu dj w/black-wht-green lettering w/illustrated front panel and text back panel. The author explains what the polograph is, how it operates, how an examiner goes about his job, what the machine can cannot do. He demonstrates how, in the hands of a highly trained & skilled examiner, the polygraph can often clear the innocent and maker certian of the guilty in criminal and other investigations. The book is missing the front free end paper othe... View more info

The-Glow-in-the-Dark Night Sky Book

By: Hatchett, Clint

Price: $12.71

Publisher: New York, NY, Random House: 1988

Edition: 10th Printing

Seller ID: 005297


unpaginated, glossy dark blu-green pictorial boards, illustrated endpaper. The star maps in the book are divided by season, with time chart next to each map. On each two-page spread, one map shows illustrations of the constellaitons as the creatures the ancients imagined long ago & the other map shows simple diagrams of these constellations. View more info

Handbook of Chesitry and Physics : a Ready-Reference Book of Chemical Adn Physical Data - Eighteenth Edition

By: Hodgman M.S., Charles D.

Price: $26.78

Publisher: Cleveland, OH, Chemical Rubber Publishing Co.: 1933

Edition: 18th Edition

Seller ID: 040631


xiii, 1818 pp, [24], green leatherette covers w/gilt lettering on the front panel & spine. The book presents a large amount of accurate, reliable, information in the fields of chemistry and physics. It contains mathematical & general chemical tables, information on the properties of matter and heat, hygrometric and barometric tables, electricity and magnetism, light, definitions and formulae, measures and units and more. prev owner wrote on the FPD, stamped on spine... View more info

The Dangerous Book for Boys

By: Iggulden, Conn and Iggulden, Hal

Price: $18.28

Publisher: New York, NY, HarperCollins Publishers: 2007

Edition: 15th Printing

Seller ID: 049817


xiv, 270 pp, red clothcovered boards w/black-gilt lettering on the front cover and spine and black lettering on the rear panel, orange-white marbled endpapers. The book contains a collection of activities and stories. It contains information about building a treehouse, how to tie knots, how to make a paper airplane, how to make a battery, table football, marbling paper, famous battles, and much more. View more info

Scales and Weights : a Historical Outline

By: Kisch, Bruno

Price: $43.78

Publisher: New Haven, CT, Yale University Press: 1975

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 050577


xxi, [3], 297 pp, brown clothcovered boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, cream dj w/brown illustrated front panel & spine w/text on the rear panel. The book presents an outline history of weighing and its instruments. The author describes weighing as the most recent and sophisticated, also the last to be accepted and integrated by soceity. Contains charts and tables that provide a wide range of supplementary data. light foxing to dj front cover top, small stain... View more info

Noah's Choice : the Future of Endangered Species

By: Mann, Charles C. and Plummer, Mark L.

Price: $25.50

Publisher: New York, NY, Alfred A. Knopf: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 002816


302 pp, Authors suggest new principles f/striking important balance between needs of human beings & rest of world. A nation that is racked by conflict & confusion over endangered species & the law intended to protect them, Endangered Species Act. Includes card "with compliments of the author", and also includes letter from author to former owner answering her request for the book because of chapter about BCCP and Austin, Texas real estate. SIGNED BY Charles Man... View more info

Sound : a Follett Beginning Science Book

By: Neal, Charles D.

Price: $23.76

Publisher: Chicago, IL, Follett Publishing Company: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003436


29 pp , What makes sounds? How do sounds travel? Why are some sounds high & some sounds low? These & other questions answered in this book for juvenile readers. slight rubbing bottem edge back, dj slight rubbing & chipping on the edges. View more info

All the Sounds We Hear

By: Nelson, Lee

Price: $21.25

Publisher: Austin, TX, Steck-Vaughn Company: 1960

Seller ID: 009449


38 pp, brown clothcovered boards w/dark brown lettering, yel-green dj w/pictorial front and back in full color. Book about some of the different sounds in the world. dj sm cl tear top of spine VG/good+, View more info

Verticillium Wilt of Peppermint - Technical Bulletin 221

By: Nelson, Ray

Price: $15.73

Publisher: East Lansing, MI, Michigan State College Agricultural Experiment Station Department of Botany and Plant Pathology: 1950

Seller ID: 040691


259 pp, green SC wraps w/silver letterin on the front panel & spine. Book that discusses the culture of peppermint along with the soil and climatic requirements for the production of supreme quality oil. The crop is produced in the midwestern zone, (southern Michigan and northern Indiana) and the Pacific zone, (Oregon and Washington.) It presents the problems caused by wilt and history of it. several small chips to the finish of the book on the spine edges. View more info

Nuclear Reactors : Putting the Atom to Work

By: Office of Public Relations, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Los Alamos, NM, Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory: 1965

Seller ID: 035905


18 pp, blu-wht SC wraps w/glossary on the rear cover. Booklet promoting nuclear power for the generation of electric power. It also discusses the use of research reactors used in nuclear physics to study nuclear reactions. It has simple diagrams for design fundamentals. View more info

Answers to Your Questions About High-Level Nuclear Waste Isolation

By: ONWI

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Columbus, OH, U. S. Department of Energy: 1982

Seller ID: 028420


Soft Cover w/staples. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 8" - 9" Tall Octavo. 69 pp, (3), glossy wht SC wraps w/pictorial & illustrated front & back. Book covers the objective of the National Waste Terminal Storage program and the four catagories of nuclear waste, why it must be isolated, how long it needs to be isolated and who "owns" the waste. View more info