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Pressure Die Castings in Light & Heavy Non-Ferrous Alloys. (Excluding Copper Base Alloys).


Price: £15.00

Publisher: Birmingham: Birmingham Aluminium Casting (1903) Co.Ltd, nd.:

Seller ID: 40765

"Written to emphasise the technical and commercial advantages of the process and to indicate the limitations and pitfalls that can be avoided by the observation of certain simple but important rules." Pp.63, black & white photos and figure illustrations throughout, maps (showing road approaches to Birmingham Aluninium Casting, Birmid Works, Dartmouth Road, Smethwick 40, Birmingham) to endpapers. Maroon cloth, gilt title to front, sunning to spine. G+.** "Birmid was made up of several Smethwick foundries that came together to form the industrial giant. Some of these firms dated back to the ear... View more info

Six Talks on Heredity. A Handbook to the Cradle.

By: ADAMS, Mary.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cambridge: W.Heffer and sons,1929. 0:

Seller ID: 17437

1st ed. Originally broadcast on radio by the BBC. Pp.14/104,b/w photo frontis. of cells + further 20 b/w figure and photo illustrations, owners name to fep, staining to top edge throughout - not affecting text. Stiff card red/black/white illustrated covers are rubbed and spotted with old dampstain,small loss to base of spine. Scarce. G-. View more info

Atomic Radiation and Life.

By: ALEXANDER, Peter.:

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth: Penguin. 1959.:

Seller ID: 18716

"The exploitation of atomic power must be achieved without endangering the health of present or future generations". Pp 239. Inscrip to fep. Pages toned. P/b. Scuffing to spine. G. View more info

The Framework of Astronomy.


Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: H.K.Lewis & Co. Ltd, 1952. 0:

Seller ID: 37496

An Inaugural Lecture delivered at University College London by Perren Professor of Astronomy in the University of London, C.W.Allen. Pp.17, minor spotting to title page. Grey card covers, spotted and darkened to edges. G+. View more info

Failure Mechanisms in Semiconductor Devices.


Price: £25.00

Publisher: Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 1987.:

Seller ID: 24172

1st ed. "All the major aspects of semiconductor device reliability receive coverage in this text." Pp. 13/205, figures and diagrams throughout, fep top corner clipped. Illustrated laminated boards. G+. View more info

The Kingdom of the Sun.

By: ASIMOV, Isaac.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: Abelard-Schuman, 1960.:

Seller ID: 28617

1st ed. "Dr. Asimov relates this adventure with the same enthusiasm and clarity that won international acclaim for his other science books." Pp. 160, 20 diagrams. Blue cloth, illustrated d/w has some chipping to edges. VG/G+. View more info

Text-Book of Metallurgy.


Price: £18.00

Publisher: London: Macmillan & Co. Ltd., 1954.:

Seller ID: 15931

1st ed, An introduction to physical and process metallurgy. Pp. 8/560, 401 figures. Dark green cloth, gilt title to spine, d/w rubbed with edge tears. VG/G. View more info

Raft Foundations. The Soil-Line Method of Design.


Price: £15.00

Publisher: London: Concrete Publications Limited, 1948.:

Seller ID: 43194

Second edition, reprint. This is one of "The Concrete Series" books on reinforced concrete design and construction, pre-cast concrete, cement manufacture and testing, etc. This second edition, gives examples of the application of the soil-line method, explaining the practical application of the subject, giving particular attention to the design of raft foundations for framed buildings. 24.5cms x 17cms. Pp.141, 89 figure illustrations, slight rippling to fore-edge. Blue cloth, dustwrapper spotted and browned to margins with edge tears and small losses. Good/Fair.. View more info

The World within the World.

By: BARROW, John D.:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1990.:

Seller ID: 24937

"A wide-ranging study of the evolving concept of laws of Nature. From the magical notions of primitive cultures to the latest ideas about chaos, black holes, inflation, and superstrings the author traces the gradual development of our concept of what laws of Nature are and how we come to know them". Pp 398, some b/w illustrations. P/b. Illustrated cover. G+. View more info

The Chemistry and Practice of Sizing.


Price: £27.00

Publisher: Manchester: Kirkham & Pratt Ltd, 1910.:

Seller ID: 45521

A Practical Treatise on the Sizing of Cotton Yarns, Practical Size Mixing, Tape Sizing, Ball or Warp Sizing, and Hank Sizing. Warp Bleaching and Tinting, Hank Bleaching, Mildew and Iron Stains, Cloth Bleaching,the Ventilating and Humidifying of Weaving Sheds. Pp.xx/641/xii(index)/xliv(advertisements), black & white plates and many figure illustrations, owner's name to half-title page, rear endpaper absent, cracking to front inner hinge but holding. Black pebbled cloth, gilt title to spine. G+. View more info

A General View of the World, Geographical, Historical, and Philosophical; on a Plan Entirely New. In Two Volumes. By The Rev E. Blomfield .

By: BLOMFIELD, Rev. E. [ Reverend Ezekiel Blomfield 1778–1818 ] .

Price: £400.00

Publisher: Bungay [ Suffolk ]: Printed And Published By C. Brightly And T. Kinnersley, 1805 - 1807. 0:

Seller ID: 45174

A very good two volume set in original matching flame calf bindings. Illustrated with 39 full-page engravings; one table, and 19 maps. 4to. 10.75" x 8.25" x 3.0". Each front board with red leather name label: "J. Hunby St. Osyth. 1807." Hinges cracked and edges rubbed, but boards firmly attached. Each volume with a flat spine, gilt volume number and original red leather title label: "Blomfield's Geography". Printed title with engraved vignette and light offsetting from the frontis. Clear English text throughout. Some intermittent foxing, but overall a clean set. Vo... View more info

Apocalypse Not. Science, Economics and Environmentalism.

By: BOLCH, Ben and LYONS, Harold.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Washington: Cato Institute, 1993.:

Seller ID: 43197

1st edition. Contents: 1.The Environment and Environmentalism; 2.Rationality, Morality, and Environmentalism; 3.The Population Problem: A Revisionist Perspective; 4.Chemophobia in America; 5.A Multibillion-Dollar Radon Scare; 6.The Greenhouse Effect: What is the Real Issue? 7.The Missing-Ozone Controversy; 8.Acid Rain; 9.The Safest Fuel; 10.Conclusion. Pp.x/139, owner's label to inside front board. Dark grey cloth, gilt title to spine. VG. View more info

The Friction and Lubrication of Solids.

By: BOWDEN, F.P. and TABOR, D.:

Price: £80.00

Publisher: Oxford:Clarendon Press,1950.:

Seller ID: 24170

"This monograph describes an experimental study of the physical and, to a lesser extent, of the chemical processes that occur during the sliding of solids - particularly of metals - and an investigation into the mechanism of friction and boundary lubrication." Pp.12/337,32 b/w plates + over 100 figure illustrations and tables, notation to top of fep. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Scarce. VG. View more info

A Handbook on Evolution.

By: BRITISH MUSEUM.(Natural History).

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1958.:

Seller ID: 39416

Published as a complement to the exhibits on show in the 1958 Evolution exhibition, commemorating the Centenary of the first publication on the subject by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, It includes a brief introduction to the theory of evolution by natural selection, with examples of observations and experiments, originally published in abridged form in Endeavour. Pp.viii/110, 17 illustrations. Paperback. VG. View more info

Origins of Life.

By: BROOKS, Jim.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Tring: Lion Publishing Inc., 1985.:

Seller ID: 10905

1st ed. "From the first moments of the Universe to the beginning of life on Earth". Pp. 160, colour illustns. throughout, patterned endpapers. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. 24.5 cms. x 18 cms. F/VG. View more info

Star & Planet Spotting. A Field Guide to the Night Sky.

By: BROWN, Peter Lancaster.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Poole: Blandford Press. 1981.:

Seller ID: 17805

"Simple-to-use planet-spotting tables are included which enable anyone to locate and recognize at a glance any of the naked-eye planets". Pp 155. Many b/w and colour illustrations. Ink stamp to title page. P/b. Cover and spine rubbed. Illustrated cover. G+. View more info

Danger Shark!

By: BUTLER, Jean Campbell.:

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London:Robert Hale,1965.:

Seller ID: 9329

1st British ed. Adapted from Sharks and Survival edited by Dr Perry W.Gilbert. "Chilling accounts of many unusual, and sometimes avoidable, experiences of those who have come into contact with the dreaded teeth of sharks are included, together with aspects of shark lore." Pp.191,charts,tables, and line drawings of different species. Maroon cloth, illustrated d/w (by C.W.Bacon) edges rubbed. G+/G+. View more info

The Turning Point. Science, Society and the Rising Culture.

By: CAPRA, Fritjof.:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London: Flamingo, Harper/Collins, 1983.:

Seller ID: 7829

Rep. An essential guide for anyone inquiring about the place of science and metascience in our contemporary culture. Pp. 20/516/2(ads). P/b. VG. View more info

Animal Evolution. A Study of Recent Views of its Causes.


Price: £12.00

Publisher: London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1954.:

Seller ID: 39249

Revised edition. "The purpose of this book is to state in a summary form and, so far as possible, non-technical language the neo-Darwinian theory of evolution to which recent[1950s] work in biology leads." Pp.xvi/368, 63 figure illustrations, intertwined initials stamp to inside front board, owner's name to front free endpaper. Blue cloth, dustwrapper has small edge tears amd darkening to spine. VG/G+. View more info

The Natural History of Aggression.

By: CARTHY, J.D. and EBLING, F.J.(edited).

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London: Academic Press, 1972.:

Seller ID: 39018

Fifth printing. Institute of Biology Symposia No.13. "Ranges widely, dealing with aggressive behaviour in insects, birds and mammals, with special attention devoted to man...This volume will appeal not only to those interested in animal behaviour, whether professional biologists or amateur naturalists,but also to psychologists and anthropologists." Pp.viii/159. Blue boards, dustwrapper a little rubbed. VG/G+. View more info