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A Devotion to Their Science.; Pioneer Woman of Radioactivity
Rayner-Canham, Marelene and Geoffrey,
ISBN: 0773516425
McGill-Queen's University Press , Montréal & Kingston, 1997. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. XX, 380 pages, last page blank, prefaced by authors, acknowledgements, foreword by Marianne Gosztonyi Ainley, University of northern British Columbia, appendix, contributors, notes and index. At the beginning of the text there is six pages of black-and-white photographs of the women talked about within the text. Photographic front cover with yellow, white and purple titles to the front panel and purple titles to the backstrip. Creasing to the book corners and rubbing to the book edges and book panels. Light age toning of the text block edges and internal text. A look at 23 women scientists in the first two decades of the 20th century in the field of nuclear physics and atomic science. Size: Trade Paperback. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Science & Technology; Biography -- Science; ISBN: 0773516425. ISBN/EAN: 9780773516427. Inventory No: 0109269. Very Good
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0109269  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Animal Days
Morris, Desmond,
ISBN: 0224017381
Jonathan Cape, London, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 500 g.; X, 278 pages, last three pages blank, intentionally, list of illustrations. Dark cream coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 12 pages of black-and-white photographs, throughout the text. Brown coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Faint orange coloured tint to the top text block edge. Bumping and rubbing to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners and edges. A few marks and browning to the internal text. Colour photographic front cover, showing a chimpanze, with white and peach coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper are corners and to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel. The laminate has started to lift to the lower edge of the backstrip which has also been frankly faded. A few marks to the laminate of the dustwrapper. With charm and abundant wit, Animal Days records a remorselessly eventful period in Desmond Morris's life and concludes with his decision to turn his attention -- at least for the immediate future -- to the fascinating business of manwatching. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Biography -- Science; ISBN: 0224017381. ISBN/EAN: 9780224017381. Inventory No: 0108955. Good
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0108955  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Early days in the Weizmann Institute
Jaffe, Dr. Joe,
ISBN: 1899694501
New Era Writers Guild, Dorset, England, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. This entertaining book consists of a collection of light-hearted stories, each of which can be read and enjoyed on its own. – The history and present activities of the Weizmann Institute of Science are outlined in an Appendix. – Rear panel blurb Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 135 pages. No damage to describe. Clean tidy copy. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Biography -- Science; Israel; Science. ISBN: 1899694501. ISBN/EAN: 9781899694501. Inventory No: 0264945. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0264945  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The First Scientific American; Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius
Chaplin, Joyce E.,
ISBN: 0465009557
Basic Books, New York, 2006. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First Edition. 750 g.; X, 422 pages, last page blank, list of illustrations, notes, acknowledgements and index. Yellow coloured endpapers. The text is illustrated with 32 black-and-white contemporary illustrations (facsimiles of documents and experiments etc.]. 1/4 green coloured backstrip with gilt titles. 3/4 dark gray coloured boards. A small mark to the lower edge of the text block. Bumping to the lower backstrip edge, otherwise no damage to note. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a portrait of Benjamin Franklin with gold, white and black titles to the front panel and gold and white titles to the backstrip. Black and white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel. Hint of rubbing to the dustwrapper edges. A biography of Benjamin Franklin, scientist, statesman and a founding father of the United States. The author looks at Franklin's science experiments and natural history observations in light of his subsequent statesmanship. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; 18th Century; History -- America; Biography -- Science; ISBN: 0465009557. ISBN/EAN: 9780465009558. Inventory No: 0107078. Very Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0107078  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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