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A Devil's Chaplain: Reflections on Hope, Lies, Science, and Love.
Dawkins, Richard.
ISBN: 9780618485390
Mariner / Houghton Mifflin Boston 2004 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 263 pp. This book takes the author back to the meme, the unit of cultural information that he named and wrote about in "The Selfish Gene". These essays are moving tributes to friends and colleagues, including an eulogy for novelist Douglas Adams, correspondence with Stephen Jay Gould, and visits with paleoanthropologists Richard and Maeve Leakey. The collection includes a note to the author's ten-year-old daughter. 
Price: $17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28572  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A Teaspoon and an Open Mind: The Science of Doctor Who.
White, Michael.
ISBN: 9780713999051
Penguin Group London 2005 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (small mark rear side), pages faintly toned. 178 pp. This book is the unofficial guide to intergalactic truth. The book looks at cybernetics, regeneration, teleportation and time travel. The author tells us how one of the world's best-loved science-fiction programs, Dr Who (BBC-TV), is actually based on genuine theories. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30115  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Adapt: How We Can Learn from Nature's Strangest Inventions.
Khan, Amina.
ISBN: 9781786492272
Atlantic Books London 2017 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, bottom corner rear cover little creased, top edge lightly toned, minimal edgewear. 344 pp. A fascinating look at how we can learn from nature and become adaptable to the environment. The author talks to researchers at the forefront of this exciting new science, who are designing everything from wind turbines to military camouflage. Of interest to anyone who has an interest in design, nature and technology. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30143  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Alan Turing, the Enigma: The Book that Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game".
Hodges, Andrew; Hofstadter, Douglas (foreword).
ISBN: 9781784700089
Vintage / Random House London 2014 
  Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner rear cover little creased, minimal edgewear. 736 pp. This impressive lengthy biography of the founder of computer science, reissued with a substantial new preface by the author, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life. This is a story about mathematics, computers, cryptography, espionage and homosexual persecution. The author explores the inner and outer drama of the British scientist's little-known life. (Now a major new film starring Benedict Cumberbatch.). 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17131  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Big Questions in Science.
Swain, Harriet (editor).
Vintage London 2003 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, crease top edge front cover, faint toning pages, minor edgewear. 242 pp. Leading scientific thinkers address 20 of the really big questions that people have been asking. These essays are packed with fascinating insights, it shows how science is investigating problems that affect us all on a large scale. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24450  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Carl Sagan: A Life.
Davidson, Keay.
ISBN: 0471395366
John Wiley & Sons New York 1999 
  Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos, bottom corner rear cover faintly creased, minor edgewear corners. Heavy. 540 pp. A biography of one of the most influential, provocative, and celebrated American astronomers and science advocate of this century. The author interviewed Sagan's family and friends and had exclusive access to many personal papers to write this biography. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28076  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Combustion Fundamentals [McGraw Hill Series in Energy, Combustion, and Environment].
Strehlow, Roger A.
ISBN: 0070622213
McGraw Hill New York 1984 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), figures, tables, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (few edge tears, slight loss spine ends), annotation rear endpaper, owner's written names including edges. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 554 pp. This book gives a modern logical presentation of all the fundamental physical processes involved in combustion. 
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25603  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Confronting Creationism: Defending Darwin [Australian Studies in Biology].
Selkirk, D. R. (editor); Burrows, F. J. (editor).
ISBN: 0868401781
University of New South Wales Press / Australian Institute of Biology Sydney, Kensington 1987 
  Paperback trade, good plus condition, figures, tables, flyleaves lightly toned, minor edgewear, heavy old price marks. 158 pp. These essays arose out of a symposium in which prominent Australian scientists spoke out against creation science (creationism), and in support of Darwinian evolution, reason, observation and experimentation. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14543  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began.
Repcheck, Jack.
ISBN: 9780743289511
Simon & Schuster New York 2007 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, remainder stripe. 239 pp. A biography of the Polish Renaissance genius astronomer that tells the surprising, little-known story behind the dawn of the scientific age. His "On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres" was published the year he died aged 70. He was first to provide the data and mathematics that proved the earth and other planets revolve around the sun, and that the earth rotates on its axis every 24 hours, contrary to rigid orthodoxy at the time. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17731  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives.
Specter, Michael.
ISBN: 9780715639436
Duckworth London 2010 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. 294 pp. Science and public health journalist at New Yorker magazine tackles a broad range of contentious topics including genetically-modifed versus organic food, concern over big pharma practices, anti-vaccination fears, and the effectiveness of complementary medicine. A compelling case against irrationality, and in favour of fact-based decision-making for individuals and democratic society. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17686  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Einstein: A Life.
Brian, Denis.
ISBN: 0471114596
John Wiley New York 1996 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner front cover faintly creased, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. 509 pp. His face is one of the most recognized on the planet, and his name is synonymous with genius. An engaging popular biography of the German-American physicist that draws on a wealth of new information recently opened to the public to bring us a broader, more authentic portrait of Einstein than previously available. The first full-scale Einstein life published in 20 years, it is also the first to integrate Einstein's genius with his private and public life to give us a complete impression of the real person. Once Einstein's elegantly audacious relativity theory emerged in 1905, when he was just an obscure 26-year-old Swiss Patent Office examiner. His equation E = MC2 revolutionized physics. Worried by this liberal Jew, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover compiled a 1000-page file, which Brian calls a jumble of fact, fantasy, lies, rumours and ravings. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17107  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World.
Bodanis, David.
ISBN: 0316729728
Little Brown London 2005 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. 237 pp. Explains the many uses of electricity in the modern world. He weaves stories of divine inspiration, romance, and fraud through lucid accounts of scientific breakthrough. The journey of discovery goes to the Atlantic, Hamburg, and the insides of the human body. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28196  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fortune or Failure: Missed Opportunities and Chance Discoveries in Science.
Kohn, Alexander.
ISBN: 0631160876
Basil Blackwell Oxford 1989 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), bottom edge rear cover creased jacket (reverse side faintly foxed), minor edgewear. 199 pp. The author, an Israeli professor of virology, combines his anecdotal skill with wit and insight to shed light on the often mysterious, but always compelling, process of scientific discovery. Specifically, he examines the neglected role of chance (serendipity) in major scientific discoveries in physics, astronomy, chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology. The discovery of penicillin gets a special chapter. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16279  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fresh! Seeds from the Past and Food for Tomorrow: Using Plant Food in Your Daily Life.
Patterson, Brian.
ISBN: 1864487356
Allen & Unwin Sydney, St Leonards 1998 
  Paperback large octavo, very good condition, light foxing edges & inside covers top edge, minimal foxing top edge flyleaf, minor edgewear. 170g pp. This book is about buying better food, eating an interesting and varied diet, and will to help to produce safer and more innovative results in the kitchen. It covers how to best store food in the fridge and freezer, and how to keep pests out of the flour and spices. Modern processes like controlled atmosphere storage and genetic engineering are discussed. The book will interest students looking for an introduction to the history and future of plant foods, anyone concerned about where technology is going, and anyone involved in the production, distribution or selling of plant foods. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30497  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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From Zero to Infinity.
Nicholls, Jennifer (editor); Pailthorpe, Bernard (editor).
ISBN: 1864875518
Science Foundation for Physics / University of Sydney Sydney 2003 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures, colour text-photos, top corners last few pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. 193 pp. Lectures delivered at the Science Foundation for Physics 2003, Professor Harry Messel International Science School, held at the School of Physics, University of Sydney. The topics covered range from the familiar, such as Australian native animals and the Great Barrier Reef, to the definitely strange, like the extremophiles - organisms that thrive in extreme temperature or pH conditions: from blue sky research such as galactic cannibalism and the early universe, to immediately applicable studies such as high resolution meteorology, and the effect of radiation on biological and electronic systems. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23803  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Galileo Antichrist: A Biography.
White, Michael.
ISBN: 9780297848684
Weidenfeld & Nicolson London 2007 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour & black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. 284 pp. Galileo is one of a small group of historical figures known by first name alone. His achievements place him amongst the giants of science: a crucial figure in the Scientific Revolution. A martyr whose brilliance and stubbornness saw him crushed by the might of the Roman Catholic Church. Investigates the man and his astronomical research, placing both in the context of a time when religious and scientific understanding became deeply and dangerously intertwined. Against the backdrop of the Counter Reformation and the Thirty Years' War, he traces the path that led to Galileo's denunciation as a heretic, and finds the story tainted by evidence of conspiracy and cover-up. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 17612  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Gravity: Why What Goes Up, Must Come Down.
Clegg, Brian.
ISBN: 9780715644072
Duckworth Overlook London 2013 
  Paperback small trade, very good condition, few diagrams, spine little creased, tiny bump top spine, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 322 pp. This book is a fascinating modern examination of how the mysterious force of gravity works, from the theories of the Greeks to Newton to Einstein. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30193  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Greek Science: Its Meaning For Us.
Farrington, Benjamin.
Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1953 
  Paperback trade, good plus condition, pages lightly toned as usual, cover corners little creased, minor edgewear. 320 pp. A survey of scientific thought from 600 BC to the time of Ptolemy and Galen, when the foundations of much of modern science were laid. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21966  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Hens Teeth and Horse's Toes.
Gould, Stephen Jay.
ISBN: 0140134816
Penguin Group London 1990 
  Paperback, very good condition, few black & white drawings & text-photos, corner tips covers & few pages little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 413 pp. This is the third volume of his collected essays. The author is celebrating the worldwide festivities for the third Darwinian centennial of our century, the 100th anniversary of Darwin's death. This readable and perceptive book will interest anyone wanting to know more about evolutionary theory. 
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29203  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Higher Superstition: The Academic Left and its Quarrels with Science.
Gross, Paul R.; Levitt, Norman.
ISBN: 0801857074
Johns Hopkins University Press Baltimore 1997 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, spine lightly faded, top edge faintly foxed, minor edgewear & rubbing. 316 pp. Thorough critique of left-wing scholars of "cultural studies" who turn to subjects far outside their areas of expertise. Fashionable viewpoints include postmodernism, feminism, radical environmentalism, multiculturalism and AIDS activism. They find the origins of their anti-science attitudes not only in modern discontents, but also in a long tradition of Romantic unhappiness with rationalism. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16609  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Humankind and the Cosmos: A View on Life, Climate and Astronomy.
Welch, Geoff.
ISBN: 0958580723
Halbooks Publishing Sydney, Avalon 1999 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, few tiny spots fore-edge, minor edgewear. 232 pp. Examines the origin of life on earth, climate change, man's interest in the stars and planets, as well as the life cycle of different stars. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23626  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Icon in Crisis: The Reinvention of CSIRO.
Sandland, Ron; Thompson, Graham.
ISBN: 9781742233390
NewSouth / University of New South Wales Press Sydney 2012 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, few tiny dents front cover & first few pages, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. 358 pp. After facing funding cuts and loss of reputation in 2001, CSIRO (Australia‚Äôs government research organisation) set about reinventing itself through what became known as its National Flagship Initiative. The authors were involved with the initiative and designing many of its systems and processes. Charts in detail CSIRO's successful drama filled transformation. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29965  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Leaps in the Dark: The Making of Scientific Reputations.
Waller, John.
ISBN: 0192804847
Oxford University Press (OUP) Oxford 2004 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white illustrations, tiny mark top edge, minimal edgewear jacket. 292 pp. Examines scientific discoveries and the shaping of scientific reputations from the Renaissance to the 20th century. The author challenges many of our received views about how scientific discoveries occur, and how great scientific reputations are won. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23645  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to Sort Through the Noise Around Global Warming, the Latest Health Claims, and Other Scientific Controversies.
Seethaler, Sherry.
ISBN: 9780137155224
FT Press Science / Pearson Education Upper Saddle River, NJ 2009 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). 200 pp. Watch the news, and you'll be overwhelmed by snippets of badly presented science: information that's incomplete, confusing, contradictory, out-of-context, wrong, or flat-out dishonest. Defend yourself! A science writer (University of California) provides a powerful arsenal of tools for making sense of science. You'll learn how to think more sensibly, and how to make better science-related decisions in both your personal life and as a citizen. Understand how science really works, and why scientists sometimes disagree. Assess the biases of those who make scientific claims in the media, and place scientific issues in appropriate context, so you can intelligently assess trade-offs. Determine whether a new study is really meaningful - uncover the difference between cause and coincidence - figure out which statistics mean something. Reveals the tricks self-interested players use to mislead and confuse you, and points you to reliable information sources. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 14313  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science: With a New Preface.
Golinski, Jan.
ISBN: 0226302318
University of Chicago Press Chicago 2005 
  Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, corner tips front cover lightly creased, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. 236 pp. An introduction to constructivism, a research paradigm that has dominated the history of science for the past 40 years. Reflects on the importance of this theory, tells the history of its rise to prominence, and traces its most important tensions. Shines new light on the relations between science and other cultural domains. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30339  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Nazi Science: Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb.
Walker, Mark.
ISBN: 0306449412
Plenum Press New York 1995 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, minor creasing bottom corners flaps), faint foxing edges. 325 pp. This original and penetrating book unravels myths and controversies surrounding Hitler's atomic bomb project. It provides a most comprehensive and thoughtful look at what surprisingly turned out to be an Achilles' heel for Hitler - the misuse of science and scientists in the service of the Third Reich. 
Price: $17.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26617  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Observer and Observed: A Pictorial History of Sydney Observatory and Observatory Hill.
Pickett, Charles; Lomb, Nick (with); Hutchinson, Jan (editor).
ISBN: 1863170863
Powerhouse Publishing Sydney 2001 
  Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, map, sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos, colour reproductions, few black & white photos, minor edgewear. 96 pp. This book is about Observatory Hill located in The Rocks, Sydney. There are historic photos, prints, paintings and drawings, and reproductions of work by Julian Ashton, Tom Roberts, John Passmore, Shay Docking and Cressida Campbell. Max Dupain, David Mist, Sam Hood, Harold Cazneaux, and Anne Zahalka contributed the many photos which make this book a very interesting way to learn about the fascinating observatory building and its purpose. 
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28431  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Open Science: Sharing Knowledge in the Global Century.
Cribb, Julian; Sari, Tjempaka.
ISBN: 9780643097636
CSIRO Publishing Melbourne, Collingwood 2010 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, last page little creased, top spine & most pages little bumped, minor edgewear. 221 pp. Offers practical ways to communicate science in a highly networked world where billions of people still have little or no access to advanced knowledge or technologies. The authors describe low-cost, effective means to transfer knowledge to target audiences in industry, government, the community and to the public at large. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27227  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Polywater.
Franks, Felix.
ISBN: 0262060736
MIT Press Cambridge, MA 1982 
  Paperback trade, good plus condition, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear, owner's written name title page. 208 pp. The curious story of the scientists who claimed the existence of polywater, a new form of water that freezes solid at life-sustaining temperatures. A case study of pseudoscience or pathological science. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15710  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Reconstructing Scientific Revolutions: Thomas S. Kuhn's Philosophy of Science.
Hoyningen-Huene, Paul; Levine, Alexander T. (translator).
ISBN: 0226355519
University of Chicago Press Chicago 1993 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, corner front cover creased, cover little marked & rubbed, minor edgewear. 310 pp. The first comprehensive study of the influential theories of the philosopher Thomas S. Kuhn, particularly his book "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions", in which he proposed his paradigm theory. The discussion is anchored by the historiographic foundations of Kuhn's philosophy. (Translated from the German.). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12336  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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