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Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple)
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Simplexity: Why Simple Things Become Complex (and How Complex Things Can Be Made Simple)

By Jeffrey Kluger

Hyperion, 2008. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good. From the book, ""In Simplexity, Time senior writer Jeffrey KIluger shows how a drinking straw can save thousands of lives; how a million cars can be on the streets but just a few hundred of them can lead to gridlock; how investors behave like atoms; how arithmetic governs abstract art and physics drives jazz; why swatting a TV indeed makes it work better. As simplexity moves from the research lab into popular consciousness it will challenge our models for modern living. Jeffrey Kluger adeptly translates newly evolving theory into a delightful theory of everything that will have you rethinking the rules of business, family, art--your world."" Hard cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. This is an ex-library book and has a library stamp at top text. Also, one of the front fly leaf pages has been removed. Dust jacket in good condition.

$7.00

The Blue Death: The Intriguing Past and Present Danger of the Water You Drink
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The Blue Death: The Intriguing Past and Present Danger of the Water You Drink

By Dr. Robert D. Morris

Harper, 2008. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""In this fascinating, sobering account, Dr. Robert Morris depicts the epidemics that have shaken nations, celebrates the scientists who reached into the invisible and ultimately saved millions of lives, and sounds a timely warning we dare not ignore about the natural and man-made hazards present in the water we drink."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a Remainder mark at bottom text block. No other markings noted.

$8.00

Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet
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Greenpeace Captain: My Adventures in Protecting the Future of Our Planet

By Peter Willcox with Ronald B. Weiss

NY: St. Martin 's Press, 2016. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Contains maps and black and white photographs throughout. Dust jacket in very good condition. * From the book, ""This autobiography details his [the author's] encounters with Vladimir Putin's Special Forces, the French, Spanish, and American navies, SWAT teams in Sweden, poachers, smugglers, slavers, and corporate criminals on every landmass and every sea. This book isn't about the science of climate change or the economics of sustainability; it's about being a commander and facing your fears while exposing clear-cut abuses of our planet and its people. This may be one of the most enjoyable and dynamic books about the environment that's ever been written.""

$10.00

These American Lands: Parks, Wilderness, and the Public Lands
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These American Lands: Parks, Wilderness, and the Public Lands

By Dyan Zaslowsky; Wilderness Society

Henry Holt & Co, 1986. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""The preservation of our nation's natural heritage has become a model throughout the world, but the fight to retain public land unspoiled--from the Everglades to Arctic mountain ranges in Alaska, together with habitats for bald eagles and grizzly bears, golden trout, redwoods, and high-grass prairies--is never-ending, as this lively and dramatic history of America reveals."" Hard cover in very good condition with navy & cream boards and navy spine lettering. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition.

$8.00

The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009 (The Best American Series ?)
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009 (The Best American Series ?)

By Elizabeth Kolbert; Tim Folger

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the 'Best American Series' the most respected--and most popular--of its kind."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Pictorial wraps in very good condtion.

$8.00

Heat Engines: Steam, Gas, Steam Turbines and Their Auxiliaries
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Heat Engines: Steam, Gas, Steam Turbines and Their Auxiliaries

By John R. Allen and Joseph A. Bursley

New York, NY, U.S.A.: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1925. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Good. 5th Impression Stated Third Edition, Fifth Impression. Copyright history: 1910, 1914, and this issue of 1925. Chapters include: Heat, Elementary Thermodynamics, Properties of Steam, Fuels and Combustion, Boilers, Boiler Auxiliaries, Steam Engines, Types and Details of Steam Engines, Testing of Steam Engines, Valve Gears, Governors, Compound Engines, Condensers, Steam Turbines, The Internal-Combustion Engine, Internal-Combustion Engine Parts, Characteristic Internal-Combustion Engines, Economy of Heat Engines. <p> Hard cover with green boards and gold-gilt spine lettering. Boards and hinges solid but edgewear and bumps to corners of boards. Former owner's name & address printed neatly on back top of front board. Overall mellow age toning to the papers. No markings or underlining in text was found. Text block edges aged and dusty colored with a blotch on bottom of side block, perhaps an ink or pencil stain. Black & white illustrations, photos, and charts throughout. Concludes with extensive index. Pages: xv + 422 numbered.

$25.00

Steam and Gas Engineering
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Steam and Gas Engineering

By Thomas E Butterfield, Burgess H Jennings, Alexander W Luce

New York: D Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1938. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Good. 3rd Printing Third Edition, Third Printing, 1938, (Reprinted July 1941, February 1943) Chapters include: Fuels, Combustion, Combustion Equipment for Steam Generation, Energy - Units, Laws, Properties of Steam, Steam Cycles, The Steam Boiler, Boiler Plant Auxilliary Apparatus, Laws of Gases, Gas Cycles, The Steam Engine, Slide-Valve Type Details, The Cordless Engine - The Unaflow Engine, Thermodynamics, Testing and Performance of Steam Engines, Valve Gears and Diagrams, Governing Steam Engines, Steam Turine Types and Performance, Nozzle Calculations, Turbine Blade Calculations, Condensers and Condensing Equipment, Steam Power Plant Cycles, Heat Balances, Internal-Combustion Engines, Gas and Gasoline Engine Types and Performance, Heavy-Oil Engines, Refrigeration. Concludes with a ph Chart for Ammonia, an Abstract of Keenan-Keyes Steam Tables, and an extensive Index. <p> Hard cover in good condition. Brown boards with gold-gilt spine lettering. Light shelf and edge wear with small bumps to corners. Former owner's name neatly printed on ffep. Top 1 1/2 inch on back of front board blacked out. No other marking or underline found in text itself. Overall mellow age-toning to the papers and edges of text block. Illustrations, photographs, charts throughout. Pages: xvii + 490 numbered pages.

$25.00

Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World
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Harmony: A New Way of Looking at Our World

By Charles HRH The Prince Of Wales

HarperCollins Publishers, 2010. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Stated First Edition. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in likewise very good condition. Contains beautiful black and white and colored photographs. * From the book, ""For the last thirty years, The Prince of Wales has been known around the world as one of the most vocal and forceful advocates for environment. During that period, his focus has turned to many different aspects of how we live, continually confronting the problems we face from new angles and finding original approaches. Finally, in 'Harmony,' The Prince of Wales lays out his thoughts about the planet and its future, offering an in-depth look at a lifetime's work and contemplation.""

$20.00

A History of Science and Its Relations with Philosophy and Religion
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A History of Science and Its Relations with Philosophy and Religion

By Sir William Cecil Dampier (Formerly Whetham)

New York, NY, U.S.A.: The Macmillan Company, 1944. 3rd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. This Third Edition, Revised and Enlarged, was published in 1944. (First edition was 1929; Second edition 1930.) Hardcover in very good condition. Dusty gray boards with black spine lettering; corners & head & heel of spine bumped. Text block is clean & tight with no writings or markings noted. Endpapers and all text papers show age toning & dust dulling. Heavy papers have deckle edges on bottom and side. Two or three pages of the index show ghost of leaves of a pressed plant (plant no longer in book). Dust jacket in fair condition. All intact but shows shelf & edge wear and many chips along edges (see photos.) DJ not price clipped ($2.95.); in mylar cover. Title page notes title as listed here; dust jacket, however, just indicates ""A History of Science."" 574 numbered pages.

$20.00

The Soul Unearthed - Celebrating Wildness and Personal Renewal Through Nature
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The Soul Unearthed - Celebrating Wildness and Personal Renewal Through Nature

By Cass Adams

G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1996. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""This unusual and inspiring collection of more than sixty stories, essays, poems and interviews revolves around the central theme of how wilderness affects us spiritually. With fresh vision, the notable contributors to 'The Soul Unearthed' explore this transformation through their personal experiences."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. First Edition per number line.

$6.00

A First Rate Tragedy - Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole
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A First Rate Tragedy - Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole

By Diana Preston

Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""Ms. Preston flings the hot tapestry of character against the White Continent's gelid austerity in this recapitulation of Robert Falcon Scott's exasperatingly 'British' whopper of a screw up. She is fun and pithy about ice and the Edwardians--both wise and intutive--and makes resourceful research look easy."" Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Stated First U.S. Edition. Book contains black and white photographs. Dust jacket in very good condition, has been price clipped.

$8.00

The Rock Hound's Guide to New York State Minerals, Fossils and Artifacts
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The Rock Hound's Guide to New York State Minerals, Fossils and Artifacts

By Tervo, William A.

New York, NY, U.S.A.: Exposition Press, 1967. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Stated First Edition. Brown boards with black lettering on front board and spine in very good condition. On the front free endpaper, top corner, there is the ghost of what was perhaps a sticker 3/4"" x 1/2"" that is no longer attached. Balance of text block clean & tight with no other marks or writing noted. Dust jacket very good with mild shelf & edge wear and light rubbing at corners; not price clipped. 148 numbered pages.

$30.00

F5 : Devastation, Survival, and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak of the 20th Century
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F5 : Devastation, Survival, and the Most Violent Tornado Outbreak of the 20th Century

By Mark Levine

NY: Hyperion, 2007. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""In this densely atmospheric narrative, Mark Levine trains his journalist's eye and poet's sensibility on that most alarming of home-grown American phenomena, the tornado. His writing, as beautiful as the subject matter is terrifying, gives us a quickened sense of the mystery--and the underlying science--of twisters. In the end, we get a plangent portrait of a time and place, and of a doubtful nation, smarting from its loss in Vietnam, now battered by unfathomable acts of God."" Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book has navy and black boards with orange lettering along spine. Dust jacket in brand new condition. Stated First Edition.

$8.00

One Makes the Difference: Inspiring Actions that Change our World
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One Makes the Difference: Inspiring Actions that Change our World

By Julia Hill; Jessica Hurley; Julia Hill; Jessica Hurley

HarperOne, 2002. Soft cover. Very Good. Soft cover in fine condition. Test block clean and tight. No markings or tears noted. * From the book, ""Accessible to young people and adults alike, 'One Makes the Difference' shows how every positive change in our lives, no matter how big or small, contributes to saving our world.""

$6.00

Colorado's Hidden Valleys
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Colorado's Hidden Valleys

By John Fielder

Westcliffe Publishers, Inc., 1982. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""The pace of industrial and residential development is accelerating at a rate that may relegate many of the scenes within this book to memories. It is the hope of all concerned that this journey generate appreciation for the beauty of our western landscape and wisdom towards the plan for its development. At the very least, may it be a legacy for years to come for all to enjoy. Photography and text by John Fielder with 139 full color photographs."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Has black boards with silver lettering along spine. Dust jacket in very good condition. May require additional postage.

$10.00

Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination, and the Birth of a World
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Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination, and the Birth of a World

By Oliver Morton

NY: Picador, 2003. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Mapping Mars"" is a brilliant, sustained achievement which presents not just our changing representation of Mars, but the developing map of humanity's consciousness through science, technology, culture, and art. Oliver Morton is a superb writer who has made a specialist subject enthralling and universal."" Soft cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. Contains some colored and black and white photos. No markings noted. First Edition per number line.

$7.00

The Best American Science and Nature Writing, 2002
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing, 2002

By Natalie Angier and Tim Folger

NY: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2002,"" edited by Natalie Angier, is another eclectic, provocative collection"" (Entertainment Weekly). ""Malcolm Gladwell, Joy Williams, Barbara Ehrenreich, Burkhard Bilger, Dennis Overbye, and many more of the best and brightest writers on science and nature explore such topics as the rise and fall of Islamic science, disappearing cancers, and the meaning of mountain lions in the back yard."" Soft cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted.

$6.00

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures : Featuring North American Dinosaurs
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Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures : Featuring North American Dinosaurs

By Teitelbaum, Michael

NY: Modern Publishing, 1997. Hardcover. Very Good. From the book, ""This unique introduction to the Giants that roamed the earth millions of years ago combines adventure-filled stories with true-to-life narrative and facts that paint an action-packed picture of life during the golden age of Dinosaurs!"" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Former owner's name written at top of front fly leaf. No other markings noted. Book has a glossy pictorial cover and beautiful colored pictures throughout.

$7.00

U. S. on the Moon, What it Means to Us.
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U. S. on the Moon, What it Means to Us.

By U.S. News and World Report

Washington, D.C.: U. S. News & World Report, 1969. Soft cover. Good/No Jacket. Soft cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. Show some slight rubbing and usual shelf wear. Pictorial cover. Front fly leaf appears missing. Contains many maps, graphs, and black and white photos throughout.

$5.00

Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown
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Safe Trip to Eden: Ten Steps to Save Planet Earth from the Global Warming Meltdown

By David Steinman

NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2007. Soft cover. Very Good. 1st Printing Stated First Printing. Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. * From the book, ""David Steinman shows us how we must bring together the issues of food, health, and the environment if we and our children are to survive the coming crisis.""

$6.00

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