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1 Achenbach, Joel Captured By Aliens: The Seach for Life and Truth in a Very Large Universe
NY Simon & Schuster 1999 0684848562 / 9780684848563 First Edition Cloth & Boards Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
415 pp., notes, index. Nearly new, no markings. A Washington Post reporter gives a readable, witty layman's account of the evidence for extraterrestrial life and what scientists are doing about it. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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2 Asimov, Isaac The Collapsing Universe: the Story of Black Holes
NY Pocket 1978 0671817388 / 9780671817381 1st Paperback Edition Mass Market Paperback Very Good 12mo --7 in Tall 
248 pp. Closed chip on front cover. Light wear, spine uncreased. Text clean. Asimov presents in laymen's language an update on astrophysics as of the 1970s, including the discovery of black holes. Front cover blurb: "Extraordinary new findings on the birth and death of the cosmos. 
Price: 3.35 USD
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3 Barrow, John D., And Silk, Joseph The Left Hand of Creation
NY Basic Books 1983 0465038956 / 9780465038954 First Edition Cloth Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
256 pp., index, glossary. Two young astronomers, in layman's language, probe the origin of the universe and the various theories explaining it. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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4 Bohren, Craig F. Clouds in a Glass of Beer: Simple Experiments in Atmospheric Physics
Somerset, New Jersey John Wiley & Sons Inc 1987 0471624829 / 9780471624820 3rd Printing Trade Paperback Very Good  Ex-Library 8vo - 9 In Tall 
195 pp., bibliography. Light wear, thumbed, library stampings and spine label. Binding firm. Foreword by Jearl Walker. A collection of 25 simple experiments that can be done at home to learn about forces that shape the universe, create weather conditions, etc. A readable, advanced version of Mr. Wizard.  
Price: 3.29 USD
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5 Capra, Fritjof The Tao of Physics
NY Bantam 1988 055326379X / 9780553263794 Revised Edition, Later Printing Mass Market Paperback Fair +  12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
346 pp., with notes, bibliography. moderate wear, faint writing on inside cover, number written on fore edge, browned covers, spine faded, light toning. Binding sturdy. 2nd edition revised and updated. Capra, founder of the Elmwood Institute in Berkeley, analyzes links and parallels between the ideas of Eastern religion and western physics.  
Price: 2.70 USD
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6 Capra, Fritjof The Tao of Physics
NY Bantam 1988 055326379X / 9780553263794 Revised Edition, 6th Printing Mass Market Paperback Good + 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
346 pp., with notes, bibliography. light wear. Text clean, no markings. Spine uncreased. Red wrapper with ying-yang symbol. Upper right front cover corner cut off diagonally. Binding sturdy. 2nd edition revised and updated -- 6th printing of Bantam edition. Capra, founder of the Elmwood Institute in Berkeley, analyzes links and parallels between the ideas of Eastern religion and western physics. 
Price: 3.85 USD
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7 Curie, Eve (Sheean, Vincent, Trans.) Madame Curie: A Biography
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Doran & Co. 1937 Later Edition Cloth Fair No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
412 pp. Rear hinge split, textblock separated from rear cover. Text clean but reippled, moderately toned, no markings except for a gift inscription on front endpaper. Madame Curie recounts her life and scientific career that led to the development of radiology. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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The Beagle Letters, Darwin, Charles
8 Darwin, Charles The Beagle Letters
NY Cambridge University Press 2008 0521898382 / 9780521898386 First Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine 4to-- 9.75 in Tall Martens, Conrad 
470 pp., 54 color and b&w illustrations. Nearly new, slight crinkling of jacket. Remainder slash mark on bottom edge of textblock. Family tree diagram on endpapers. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt and 9 others of the Charles Darwin Correspondence Project. Hundreds of letters to and from Darwin during his historic voyage (1831-1836) on the Beagle to the Galapagos Islands, Falklands and other parts of the Southern Hemisphere. The observations of the young naturalist laid the groundwork for his theory of evolution. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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9 Davis, Neil, Ed. Alaska Science Nuggets
Fairbanks, Alaska University of Alaska Geophysical Institute 1984 0915360020 / 9780915360024 2nd Printing Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket 4to -- 11 in Tall 
233 pp. Beige stiff wraps. Upper corner thumbed. Drip-like stain on rear cover. Else near fine, spine uncreased. Text clean. Numerous b&w photos, illustrations and diagrams. A collection of 400 pop-science mini-essays on a wide variety of scientific topics, orginally written as Q&A newspaper columns for Alaska and Canadian papers in the 1970s and 80s. Many touch on Arctic environmental conditions and oil and gas-drilling issues beginning to emerge in that era. Also discussions of earthquakes, tsunamis, glaciers, etc. Written for the layment, with a considerable bit of humor is injected. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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10 Dolan, Edward F. The Old Farmer's Almanac Book of Weather Lore
Dublin NH Yankee Books 1988 0899091652 / 9780899091655 2nd Printing Cloth and Boards Near Fine Near Fine 8vo -- 8 in Tall 
224 pp. Index. Close to new, gift quality, no markings. Foreword by TV personality Willard Scott. A look at the scientific basis for many weather sayings, superstitions and folklore. A guide that encourages readers to pay closer attention to the skies and to nature surrounding them. 
Price: 5.50 USD
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11 Einstein, Albert Essays in Science
NY Philosophical Library 1932 Later Printing Cloth Good + No Jacket 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall 
114 pp. No jacket, a few brownish drip strains on front cover. Front and rear cover grayish-green, spine sunned to tannish color. Logo of boy and girl silhouettes on front cover.Endpapers heavily foxed, perhaps from newsprint bleeding, but text is fairly bright and clean. Binding firm. No markings. Abridged edition containing the science portions of "The World As I See It." Translated from German by Alan Harris. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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12 Einstein, Albert Essays in Science
NY Philosophical Library 1934 Abridged Cloth Good + No Jacket 12mo -- 6.75 in Tall 
114 pp. Front board has brown drip-like stains on right side.Tanned spine. Text clean. Brownish marks on endpapers, perhaps newsprint shadows from a clipping. Abridged version of "The World as I see it," containing just the science-related portions. Translated from German by Alan Harris. Logo of double silhouettes on front board. 
Price: 7.00 USD
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13 Hitchens, Christopher God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
NY Twelve Books (Hachette Book Group) 2007 0446579807 / 9780446579803 As New Fine 8vo -- 9.5 In 
305 pp. As new. Hitchens relates his own experiences with religion and how he came to a deep belief in atheism and a scientific view of reality. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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14 Kolata, Gina Clone: The Road to Dolly and the Path Ahead
NY William Morrow 1998 0688156924. / 9780688156923 First Edition Boards Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
276 pp. Nearly new, no marks. Includes notes, index. A New York Times journalist with graduate work in molecular biology examines Ian Wilmut's cloning breakthrough that produced Dolly the lamb, and the ensuing debate about the ethics of cloning experimentation. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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15 Moore, Patrick, Ed. Astronomical Telescopes and Observatories for Amateurs
NY W.W. Norton & Co. 1973 039306395X / 9780393063950 1st American Edition Cloth Very Good Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
256 pp. Very clean and bright, no markings except a previous owner's name in corner of front endpaper. Dust jacket has faded spine, three horizontal slit-like wrinkles, front and back, perhaps from being used as a cutting board. Dj's lower corner of front flap is clipped, but publisher's price is present in upper corner. A collection of articles about equipment for the amateur astronomer, written by 15 British astronomers. Topics include reflecting telescopes, refracting telescopes, eyepieces, mountings, telescope photography, cinephotography, run-off observatories and observatory domes. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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16 Williams, John M.; Duedall, Iver W. Florida Hurricanes and Tropical Storms
Gainesville Fl. University Press of Florida 1997 0813015154 / 9780813015156 Revised Paperback Edition, 1st Printing Trade Paperback Good - No Jacket 8vo - 9 In Tall. 
83 pp. plus about 60 pp. of b&w historical photos and storm charts. Former library book with usual stampings, taped reinforcement of spine; some curling to cover. Text clean. Satisfactory as reference copy. Front cover shows satellite view of Hurr. Opal in 1995. General layman's overview of Florida's hurricane experiences from 1871 through 1996, including the infamous Hurricane Andrew of August 1992 (which still holds the property damage record of $25 billion. Includes glossary, references, preparedness pointers. Authors are Florida professors with background in tropical meteorology and oceanography. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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