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MODERN HOME LAUNDRYWORK
Henney, E. & Byett, J.D.
Dent & Sons London 1956 
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] viii, + 184pp., first published 1934, revised, reset through several editions, intext b/w half-tones and line drawings throughout. Book slightly canted, spine firm, cloth clean. Leaves clean. Clipped, edgeworn, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and chipped with non-original ink marks on front panel. Contents include: Properties and reactions of textile fibres, Water, Soap, Stain removal, Principles of cleansing, Apparatus, Treatment of cotton and linen, Wool, Silk, Rayon, Fine fabrics, Synthetic fibres, Special treatments, Routine of the family wash, Experiments, Index. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Good+/Good
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 000851  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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FOSSILS IN COLOUR
Kirkaldy, J.F.
Blandford Press London 1967 First Edition
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] 223pp., numerous colour plates, maps, b/w line drawings. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Errata slip tipped-in on colophon. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very slightly edgeworn, else very good. Contents, sub-chaptered, include: Nature of fossils, Scientific value of fossils, Occurance of fossils, Colour plates-Maps and fossils, Chief groups of fossil organisms, Collection and extraction of fossils, Identification of fossils, Index of genera, more. Book weight approx. 400g.   Very Good +,/Very Good +
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 001037  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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EXPERIMENTAL RECORDING FOR BEGINNERS
Tutchings, A.
Miles Henslow London  
 Staplebound Softcover No publication date [circa mid. 60's]. 40pp., book clean, square. Staples firm. Intext, instructional b/w halftone and line-drawn illustrations. Leaves clean. Limp wrap has insect damage on foredges, price sticker ghost and fingermarks. Part 1 covers "Twenty practical experiments in Magnetic Recording". Part 2 covers "Building a fully Portable Recorder". Book weight apprpx. 110g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Good+
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001490  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIFTH NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN CONVENTION OF THE AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS. Melbourne, March 31-April 3, 1972
Perdix, John L.
Astronomical Society of Victoria Melbourne 1972 
 Soft Cover 124pp., b/w half-tone illustrations, graphs, and line drawings throughout. Book square, spine firm. Tiny dog-ears to a few leaves [half-title page worst]. Limp wrapper has a few fingermarks and light creases. Rear fly removed. An interesting report of proceedings from this convention which was held at the Chevron Hotel, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, March 31 to April 3, 1972. Book weight approx. 170g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Good
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 001528  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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ASPHALTE IN MODERN CONSTRUCTION
Hancock, G.J.
George Newnes London 1950 First Edition
 Original Blue Cloth Hardcover 230pp., intext, b/w halftone and line-drawn illustrations and diagrams throughout. Book square, clean. Spine firm. Gilt titles [cover and backstrip] patined, but readable. Very lightly bumped corners. Small original seller's stamp on ffep., a few fingermarks on random leaves. No dustjacket. Developed from an initiative for goverment postwar training schemes in the asphalte industry, contents include: Prelims., 10 chapters; viz: Nature, Composition, Uses, Large scale construction, Technique, Testing, Raw materials, Appendices, more. Book weight approx. 520g.   Good+
Price: 23.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001713  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE SOUTH EAST FISHERY: A Scientific Review with Particular References to Quota Management
[Ed.] Richard D.J.Tilzey
ISBN: 0642204462
Bureau of Resource Sciences Parkes, A.C.T. 1994 First Edition
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] xii, + 360pp., intext, b/w [several in colour], graphs, tables and line drawings throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorial, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. A scientific review of the South East Fishery, traditionally supplying the bulk of fresh fish to Melbourne, Sydney and Tasmanian fish markets. Contents: Prelims., 6 chapters [sub-chaptered], References, Appendices. Book weight approx. 1210g. [1.21KG.]  Near Fine/Very Good +
Price: 34.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001775  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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FATIGUE DESIGN PROCEDURES: Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of the International Committee of Aeronautical Fatigue Held in Munich, 16-18 June, 1965
[Editors] E. Gassner and W. Schultz
Pergamon Press Oxford, U.K. 1969 First Edition
 Original Blue Cloth HB & DJ xiii, + 520pp., intext, b/w half-tone, graphs, tables, and forrmulae illustrations throughout. Book square, clean, minimal colour strip specks on cloth. Spine firm. Gilt titles. Dampstain evidence to top and upper foredge of textblock, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, small sticker residue and fingermarks. Some two hundred experts with specialized knowledge of aeronautical fatigue, from ten different countries, attended the 4th Symposium of the International Committee of Aeronautical Fatigue, Munich 1965. This is the full text of fifteen papers presented on 'Fatigue Design Procedures'. Prelims., 15 presenters, Index. Volume 20 in the 'International Series of Monographs in Aeronautics and Astronautics Division IX: Symposia. Book weight approx. 1180g. [1.18KG.]  Good/Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001920  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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FROM MICROPHONE TO EAR: Modern Sound-recording and Reproduction Technique
Slot, G.
Philips Technical Library Netherlands 1965 4th [revised] Edition
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] ix, + 260pp., unpaginaed, b/w half-tone plates, intext diagrams and graphs throughout. Book mildly cocked and bumped on foredge corners, plus head of backstrip. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Art-illustrated , loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, minor nips and abraded edges. "This book offers a complete survey of the technique of sound recording and reproduction, discussing the entire chain from microphone to loudspeaker . . . " Translated from the Dutch by E.Harker. Contents, 13 chapters, sub-chaptered, include; Foreword, From tinfoil to steroephony, Hertz to gramophone, Sound to record, Pick-ups-principles, Ditto characteristics, Needle and record, Record players/changers, Amplifiers, Loudspeakers, Hi-Fidelity, Magnetic tape recordings, Technology as servant, Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 490g.   Good+
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 001963  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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WELLS AND SEPTIC SYSTEMS
Alth, Max and Charlotte [revised by S. Blackwell Duncan]
ISBN: 0830621369
TAB Books Blue Ridge Summit, PA, U.S.A. 1992 2nd Edition, 2nd. Imp.
 Card Softcover ix+262pp. Intext, instructional, demonstrative, b/white line-drawings, graphs and tables throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, otherwise v/good. Revised and updated by S. Blackwell Duncan, this volume contains all the information needed to build a well or septic system yourself...Contents, in 'Parts', include:Intro., 1/ Septic Systems-how septic tanks work, Percolation Test, Tank Selection, Construction, Piping, Planning, Installing. 2/ Water Wells- Groundwater, Quality, Finding Water, Before you dig, Driving wells, ditto Bored, Jetted, Dug, Drilled, Screens, Packing, Completing, Water Treatment, Pumping, Glossary, Index. NOTE: Written for American consumers; Statute requirements may vary in other countries...Book weight approx. 600gms.   Very Good +,
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002150  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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POLICY FOR GEOMETRIC DESIGN OF TWO LANE RURAL ROADS
[None noted]
National Association of Australian State Road Authorities Australia 1967 3rd Edition
 Softcover vii, + 72pp., intext graphs, diagrams and formulae throughout. Book square, spine firm. Errata slip tipped-in [p.25], former owner's name on title page, else leaves clean. Printed limp wrapper noticeably insect damaged and fingermarked, short closed tear on rear, nominal corner damage. First published 1955, Minor revision 1961. This 3rd. Edition is an interim, with a larger, revised edition proposed . . . Beginning in 1947, the association set about investigating aspects of design concerning safety and passage of vehicles on two lane rural roads . . . Contents, sub-chaptered, include: Prelims., Factors influencing geometric design, Speed as a basis for design, Width of pavement and shoulders, Crossfall, Sight distance, Horizontal alignment, Vertical curves, Grade, Appendices. Book weight approx. 110g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Fair +
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002177  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT? Bizarre Origins of Ingenious Inventions We Couldn’t Live Without
Allyn Freeman and Bob Golden
ISBN: 0471165115
John Wiley & Sons New York 1997 First Edition
 Softcover xiv, + 240pp., small, intext illustrations, dark blue text throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally splayed, otherwise very good. "Ever wonder how anyone came up with the idea for a product you couldn't imagine living without? Familiar products like Velcro, Post-It-Notes, Swiss Army Knife or Lego . . . Read this book and you will discover . . . " Contents include: Intro., 50 famous products, Acknowledgements, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 490g.  Very Good +
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002422  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE KINETIC THEORY OF GASES
Loeb, Leonard B.
Dover Publications New York 1961 3rd. Edition
 Softcover xxxvi, + 687pp., plus promotional section. Intext diagrams, graphs and formulae throughout. Book clean, mildly askew. Spine firm, albeit several light reading creases there-on. Former owner's name on half-title page, lightly tanned leaves, and random fingermarks, else clean. Printed card wrapper slightly edgeworn, abraded and insect damaged. A defining work, a pioneering text in its field, contents of Loeb's 'Kinetic Theory' include: Prelims., Historical, Mechanical picture of a perfect gas, Mean free path-Clausius' deductions, Distribution of molecular velocities, Van der Waals' Equation, Transfer of momentum-energy-mass through a gas, Law of rarified gases, Reality of molecular motions, Specific heat and kinetic theory, Contributions of the kinetic theory to electrical and magnetic properties of molecules, Application of kinetic theory to the conduction of electricity in gases, Appendices, Author index, Subject index. Book weihght approx. 780g.   Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 002799  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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GLASS: A Handbook for Students and Technicians
J. Home Dickson [Ed.]
Hutchinson's Scientific & Technical Publications London 1952 2nd Impression
 Original Green Cloth HB & DJ 300pp., intext, b/w halftone plates, line-drawings, graphs and tables throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Minor bumps, abrading and several white specks on boards and backstrip. Leaves clean. Monochrome illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, nipped, abraded, with short closed tears, soiled on rear [text] panel. Divided into three main parts, this book on glass, giving an overall picture of its structure, composition, manufacture and applications, is unique in being written by leading industry technologists, each a specialist in his subject contribution.....Prelims., General principles, Manufacture, Applications, Appendix, Index and Glossary. First published, 1951. Book weight approx. 710g.   Good/Fair +
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 003016  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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SPUTNIK TO SPACE SHUTTLE: 25 Years of the Space Age
Nicolson, Iain
ISBN: 0283988916
Sidgwick & Jackson London 1982 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 207pp., intext, b/w halftone plate illustrations throughout, plus several line-drawings and tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Small, but noticeable bumps on front board. Former owner's stamp on both free endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with short closed tears, plus bumps corresponding to boards. A review of the [then] twenty five years of the 'Space Age', which began when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, on 4 October, 1957..."Satellites have become a billion-dollar business...Global communications influence our lives...Military development in space...Cast a grim shadow...Contents include: Prelims., 12 chapters, Appendix, Index, more. Book weight approx. 510g.   Good+/Good +
Price: 13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003388  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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BIOLOGICAL HAZARDS OF ATOMIC ENERGY: Being the Papers Read at the Conference Convened By the Institute of Biology and the Atomic Scientists’ Association October 1950
Haddow, A. [Edited by]
Oxford University Press London 1952 First Edition
 Original Blue Cloth HB & DJ x, + 235pp. Unpaginated, b/white halftone plates, and intext, line-drawn graphs, figures and tables throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Slightly bumped head and heel of backstrip. Former owner details, with original seller's stamp on front pastedown plus tanned flecks on free endpapers. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, soiled, nipped, with jagged tears, name on front and spine, reinforcing tape on rear, finally price-clipped. This book represents the proceedings of a conference: 'The Biological Hazards of Atomic Energy' by the British Institute of Radiology, 20 and 21 October, 1950. The aim was to achieve a balanced picture of biological hazards, both short and long-term arising 'now' or in the future...Contents include: A substantial list of presenters, Subject Index, Author Index. Book weight approx. 780g.   Very Good/Fair
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 003503  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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A BASIC COURSE IN TECHNICAL DRAWING
Sierp, Allan
Angus and Robertson Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1963 Revised Edition
 Softcover xi, + 131pp., intext, b/white, geometric, working drawings, and sketches throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Original seller's stamp, and ghost offset on ffep., and inside front wrap, otherwise leaves randomly tanned, mildly bumped and fingermarked. Printed cover edgeworn, lightly chipped head and heel of spine, plus specks on rear wrap. Written and designed for use in Secondary Schools, the author has produced a work containing all essential materials of geometrical and technical drawings needed during a three-year course. Contents include: Prelims., Plane Geometry, Solid Geometry, Geometrical Development, Working Drawings and Sketches, Appendix. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Good
Price: 11.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 003700  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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GODZONE SKIES: Astronomy for New Zealanders
Hyde, Vicki
ISBN: 0908812191
Canterbury, New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand 1992 First Edition
 Softcover 80pp., unpaginated colour-plate sections. B/white frontispiece plus intext halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. Award-winning New Zealand science writer Vicki Hyde tells of New Zealander's astronomical heritage; of how Maori ancestors used the stars to navigate on long Pacific voyages and brings astronomy up to the present time with reports on leading research being undertaken today...Includes Index. Book weight approx. 370g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 004309  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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NEWTON AND THE CULTURE OF NEWTONIANISM
Teeter, Betty Jo Dobbs and Jacob, Margaret C.
ISBN: 039103877X
Humanities Press International Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, U.S.A. 1995 1st Thus
 Softcover ix, + 139pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper lightly edgeworn and bumped. A stand-alone volume in the 'Control Of Nature' series, this book first introduces Newton, and then examines what happened to his science as it was interpreted by his major followers. It also looks at the scientific culture he helped create, and the impact that his ideas had on the rapidly developing technology that led to the Industrial Revolution, as well as its effect on religion and Freemasonry...Contents include: Intro., Isaac Newton [1642-1727], The Culture of Newtonianism [1687-1800], Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 260g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good +
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 004901  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE FARMING OF FISH
Hickling, C.f.
Pergamon Press Oxford, England 1968 1st Thus
 Softcover vii, + 88pp., intext line-drawings, tables and a graph. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper has an original seller's sticker affixed to plain inside front, otherwise minimal edgewear. A short treatise on the subject and science of fish farming...Contents include: Prelims., 12 chapters, Index, more. Book weight approx. 180g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005032  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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CURRENT TECHNICAL PRACTICES FOR DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF LARGE DAMS IN AUSTRALIA
(Contributors Engineers)
Ancold (Australian National Committee of Large dams) Australia 1969 First Edition
 Softcover (Staplebound) ii, + 233pp., intext and fold-out tables. Book clean and square. Side-staple bound. Taped-in (with stains) amendments and errata throughout, plus several minor correcting annotations in pen, otherwise leaves clean. Limp card, printed wrapper decidedly U.V. affected on spine and front, which has a former owner's name there-on. This publication, the culmination of intensive work by a team and committee of experienced engineers that considered design, construction, operation and maintenance required for large dams in Australia. It covered the fields of geology, hydrology, materials investigation and engineering in relation to dam building...Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 8 chapters, each with Intro., and sub-chapters. Appendix. Book weight approx. 440g.   Good+
Price: 23.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005051  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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FOUNDATIONS OF WIRELESS AND ELECTRONICS
Scroggie, M.G.
ISBN: 0408001887
Newnes Technical Books (Butterworth Imprint) London 1976 1st Thus
 Softcover 521pp., intext line-drawings and graphs throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. No reading creases. Leaves clean and unmarked. Printed card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Originally published in 1936 as 'Foundations Of Wireless', Iliffe Books, London. Contents of this ninth edition include: whole basic theory, foundation chapters, integrated circuits, ceramic filters, S.S.Radio, photoelectric devices and much more. All explained clearly and concisely in 26 chapters, plus Appendix and Index. Book weight approx. 740g.   Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005080  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE CULTURED CELL AND INHERITED METABOLIC DISEASE
Harkness, R.A. And Cockburn, F. (Edited by)
ISBN: 0852001673
MtP Press Lancaster, England 1977 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket xiii, + 203pp., intext graphs throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. A (one word) name written on ffep., otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly chipped and edgeworn. A stand-alone volume in the 'Monograph' series, based on the proceedings of the Fourteenth Symposium of The Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. With contributions by a stellar list of experts in their respective disciplines, contents, chaptered, include: Prelims., Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Milner Lecture, Short Papers, Index. Book weight approx. 520g.   Very Good/Good
Price: 14.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 005175  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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COSMIC MAGNETISM
Seymour, Percy
ISBN: 0852745567
Adam Hilger Bristol, England 1986 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket x, + 150pp., intext b/white illustrations throughout; b/white halftone plates, plus line-drawn figures, and diagrams. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean and unmarked. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. "The study of extra-terrestrial magnetic fields is a relatively new one . . . an ideal book for undergraduates studying physics or astronomy, and will appeal to amateur astronomers . . . " Contents include: Intro., Forces of Nature, Magnetic Fields of Earth, Solar/Interplanetary Magnetic Fields, Magnetic Fields in The Solar System, Stars & Pulsars, Milky Way, Other Galaxies, Technical Appendix, Index, more. Book weight approx. 440g.   Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 23.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005505  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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A FULLER EXPLANATION: The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller
Edmondson, Amy C.
ISBN: 0442012675
Van Nostrand Reinhold New York 1992 1st Thus, 1st Impression
 Softcover xxv, + 302pp., frontispiece portrait. Intext illustrations; geometric figures and line-drawings, throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. A small area of biopredation on halftitle page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated gloss card wrapper nominally splayed, with a minor amount of laminate damage on lower rear foredge corner. Originally published in hardcover, by Birkhauser Boston, Inc. 1987. " . . . explains the major concepts of Buckminster Fuller's 'Synergetics' to the lay audience . . . well-written, clean explication of the fundamentals . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Intro., 16 chapters, Appendices, Biblio., Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 490g.   Very Good
Price: 84.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005664  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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A PHARMACOP(O)EIA FOR CHIROPODISTS
Rossignol, J.N. Le
Faber & Faber London 1955 6th Edition
 Hardcover (Original Red Cloth) xi, + 243pp., formulae throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Mildly scuffed and edgeworn. Original supplier's stamp to ffep., a former owner's details (twice) on front pastedown, otherwise leaves clean. No dustjacket. Contents, covering drugs and formulae throughout, include: Prelims., Note., six 'parts', Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 400g.   Good+
Price: 23.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 005741  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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A TEASPOON AND AN OPEN MIND : The Science of Doctor Who
White, Michael
ISBN: 0713999055
Allen Lane (Penguin) London 2005 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket xii, + 178pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Black boards bumped on head and foot. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket like bumped, plus a creased closed tear on foot. Michael White takes us on a journey of the science of the future, and some from the past. Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Epilogue, Index. Book weight approx. 390g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good/Very Good
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 006051  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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DESIGNER BABIES : The Brave New World of Reproductive Technology
Gosden, R. G.
ISBN: 0575066482
Victor Gollancz London 1999 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket xv, + 240pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright silver title there-on. Leaves crisp and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally creased on rear panel edges. Sex pre-selection, genetically enhanced embryos, artificial wombs, cloned human beings. The ultimate product-the Perfect Child. How far will market forces go? The author, at the forefront of ART research, describes and discusses the emerging issues of assisted reproduction technology (ART), including "fascinating explanations of the cutting-edge science involved in ART, and sensitive analysis of the ethical conundrums it produces . . . " Contents include: Prologue, The Myth and the Monster, The Precious Child, The Pursuit of Perfection, Playing God, Keep out the Clones, Sex Selection, Other Wombs, Never Too Late?, Reproductive Liberties. Glossary, Further Reading, Acks., and Index. Book weight approx. 450g.   Near Fine/Very Good +
Price: 16.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006150  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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NOISE
Taylor, Rupert
ISBN: 0140212337
Penguin Books Middlesex, England 1975 Second Edition
 Softcover 274pp., b/white diagrams and tables. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. "To understand what noise is and what can be done about it needs - at the very least - a knowledge of acoustics, economics, law, mathematics, physics and physiology. The author has made the contribution of each discipline perfectly clear to the interested layman, whether he manages a foundry, wishes to build a silent motor-cycle or merely lives beneath Concorde's projected flight-path . . . " Book weight approx. 160g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010148  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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DIESEL MAINTENANCE : a Practical Guide to the Servicing of the Modern High-Speed Diesel
Parkinson, T.H.
Published for 'Motor Transport' By Iliffe & Sons London 1950 Third Edition
 Hardcover 242pp., plus xii, b/white photographic illustrations and diagrams. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Tan boards have minor edge-rubbing, and several small marks. Tanning to endpapers, small nick to foredge of half-title page, tiny floxing flecks to text-block edge, else leaves clean and undamaged. No dustjacket. Edited by Donald H. Smith. Contents of this Third Edition include: Foreword, 9 chapters, Appendix, Index. Book weight approx. 205g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good
Price: 12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 010026  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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MAKING MATHEMATICIANS
Clarke, Barbara, Bishop, Alan, et al (Edited by)
ISBN: 1876677953
The Mathematics Association of Victoria Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 2003 First Edition
 Softcover 540pp., intext diagrams and formulae throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Light beverage splash stain on head of textblock, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated gloss card wrapper has like stain on plain inner front, else slight edgewear. Published for the Fortieth Annual Conference, 4 & 5 December, 2003. The contributors consisted of an impressive array of mathematical educators presenting in their special disciplines . . . General categories covered include: Encouraging Young Mathematicians, Nurturing Middle Year Mathematicians, Developing Independant Mathematicians, Recognising Diversity In Mathematicians, Tools & Techniques, Index. Book weight approx. 940g.   Very Good
Price: 28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006166  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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ON THE SHORES OF THE UNKNOWN: A Short History Of The Universe
Silk, Joseph
ISBN: 0521836271
Cambridge University Press Cambridge, U.K. 2005 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket viii, + 246pp., unpaginated (16 page) colour plate section. Intext b/white illustrations and graphs. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Black boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. " . . . astronomer Joseph Silk explores the Universe from its beginnings to its ultimate fate . . ." Contents include: Prelims., 13 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 620g.   Near Fine/Near Fine
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006190  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE ANTIBIOTIC PARADOX : How the Misuse of Antibiotics Destroys Their Curative Power
Levy, Stuart B.
ISBN: 0738204404
Perseus Publishing U.S.A. 2001 Second Edition, 1st Printing
 Softcover xx, + 353pp., b/white photographic and line drawn illustrations, diagrams and figures, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn. This Second (revised) Edition of Dr Stuart Levy's 'The Antibiotic Paradox' examines the negative impact antibiotics, through over-reliance and resultant antiobiotic resistance, can have on societies globally, and the possible impact of the flood of new antibiotic soaps and cleansers. Of interest to those in the health professions, scientists, practitioners, policy makers and the public at large . . . Contents include: Preface to Second and First Editions, 11 chapters, Refs., Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 440g.  Very Good +
Price: 18.70 (AUD)
Book Number: 006260  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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SALINITY CONTROL IN NORTHERN VICTORIA. a Strategic Study For the Salinity Committee of the Victorian Parliament. September 1984
[Contributors]
Salinity Committee, Victorian Parliament Melbourne, VIC, Australia 1984 First Edition
 Softcover xii, + 99pp., plus sectional pagination; maps, tables and graphs throughout. Book clean. Spine mildly cocked, plus a soft reading crease there-on. Leaves clean, one section printed on blue bond paper. Printed card wrapper edgeworn, creased and abraded, with a former owner's name on upper front. Dwyer Leslie Pty. Ltd., in association with Maunsell and Partners Pty. Ltd., and a specialist group from departments of the Government of Victoria, combined to produce this strategic study into salinity control in northern Victoria. Contents include: Prelims., Intro., Summary, Overview, Reports, Study Specifications, Working Papers. Book weight approx. 600g.   Good+
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
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A COLOUR ATLAS OF HEART FAILURE
Shapiro, L.M. And Fox, K.M.
ISBN: 0723417164
Wolfe Medical Publications London 1993 3rd Impression
 Softcover 192pp., illustrated throughout; colour plates, plus b/white halftone plates. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Pharmaceutical company sticker on half-title page, else leaves clean. Confrontingly-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped. This atlas is primarily aimed at undergraduates, postgraduates studying for higher diplomas, physicians and general practitioners who manage patients with heart disease . . . Contents include: Prelims., Clinical Features of Heart Failure, Ischaemic Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Disease, Heart Muscle Disease, Hypertension, Congenital Heart Disease, Right Heart Failure, Other Causes of Heart Failure, Index. Book weight approx. 710g.   Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 006819  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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A PLANET CALLED EARTH
Gamow, George
Macmillan London 1965 First U.K. Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket x, + 257pp., intext, b/white illustrations throughout; halftone plates, line-drawings and graphs. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over slightly bumped spine. Original black cloth boards undamaged.Top edge of textblock tinted yellow. Light, browned strips on free endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped (but has an alternative price-sticker), edgeworn, with short closed tears and creases. Since this title was produced four decades ago, astronomical photographic technology has advanced amazingly as the ensuing years have unfolded. The author discusses the evolving earth and its close relatives . . . Contents include: Prelims., 10 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 530g.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 17.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 006828  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE DANGERS OF NUCLEAR WAR
Griffiths, Franklyn and Polanyi, John C. (Edited by)
ISBN: 0802063896
University of Toronto Press, et al Toronto, Canada 1979 First Thus
 Softcover xiii, + 197pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper lightly edgeworn only. "Based on papers originally presented at the 30th Pugwash Symposium, on the topic 'The Dangers of Nuclear War by the Year 2000', held in Toronto, 4-7 May, 1978." An impressive array of specialist contributors appeared, and their edited contributions appear within. Contents include: Prelims., Contributors, Foreword: Pierre Trudeau, Subjects: The Avoidance of Nuclear War up to the Present, Future Developments as they Affect the Threat of Nuclear War, Retrospect and Prospect, Glossary. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007077  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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LEX AND YACC
Levine, John R., Mason, Tony and Brown, Doug
ISBN: 1565920007
O'Reilly & Associates U.S.A. 1995 Second
 Softcover xxii, + 364pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. "This Second Edition (with minor corrections) provides lex and yacc reference sections that cover significant topics in greater detail. There is full coverage of all major MS-DOS and UNIX versions of lex and yacc, including AT&T lex and yacc, Berkeley yacc, Berkeley/Gnu flex, Gnu bison, MKS Lex and Yacc, and Abraxas PCYACC." Includes Glossary, Bibliography and Index. Book weight approx. 530g.   Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007102  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY WITH GARETH POWELL : A Complete Guide to Understanding Personal Computing
Powell, Gareth
ISBN: 1863732799
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited Crows Nest, NSW, Australia 1992 First Thus
 Softcover viii, + 253pp., b/white sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Tiny spot to preface page and foredge of textblock, otherwise leaves clean. Art-illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. A special edition of 'My Friend Arnold's Book of Personal Computers' written for Toshiba Information Systems Division; an "invaluable reference for many in business who've been bewitched, bothered or bewildered by computers. Starting from the basics, this book is thorough and comprehensive, amusing and instructive . . . " Book weight approx. 326g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 24.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 007355  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PRACTICAL WATCH REPAIRING
De Carle, Donald
N.A.G. Press, Ltd. London 1955 Second Edition, Second Impress
 Hardcover viii, + 299pp., plus (v). Illustrated throughout; b/white halftone plates within front and rear advertising sections, plus 554 intext line drawings. Book clean. Barely legible (gilt) title over bumped and shaken spine. Visible gilt title over flecked and bumped original cloth boards. Text-block mildly bumped and specked on edges. No dustjacket. Originally published as a serial in the Horological Journal, 1943, 1944, and 1945, this book contains much information on the workshop set-up, tools and repairs to watches. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 23 chapters, Appendices, Index.  Good
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
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TROUBLE-FREE HYDRAULICS : A Practical Handbook on Maintenance and Fault Finding in Oil Hydraulic Machinery
McNeil, Ian
Thames & Hudson London 1958 First Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket viii, + 124pp., intext line-drawings and tables, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm, nominally bumped on head and heel. Bright gilt title and publisher's device over black original cloth. A former owner's details on ffep., plus a small, original bookseller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else leaves clean. Text-printed, green heavy paper, loose-plastic protected dustjacket neatly price-clipped, mildly edgeworn and soiled. " . . . a practical handbook for practical engineers who have not the time to study the theoretical aspects of hydraulics, but for whom the knowledge of hydraulic machinery running efficiently, and the repair of breakdowns, is essential to their job . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 5 chapters, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 390g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good/Good +
Price: 38.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 007569  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE HOT TOPIC : How to Tackle Global Warming and Still Keep the Lights on
Walker, Gabrielle and King, Sir David
ISBN: 9780747593959
Bloomsbury London 2008 First Impression
 Softcover 309pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, one page formerly corner-creased. Illustrated card wrapper has negligible bump to head. " . . . sets out the problems and the solutions in a straightforward way - no hidden aganda, no breast-beating, no hair shirts . . . Includes: Science, Adaptation, Technological Solutions, Political Solutions, Personal and Local Solutions, Glossary, Useful Websites, Index, more. Book weight approx. 350g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007597  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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GEARS (Third Edition)
Merritt, H.E.
Pitman and Sons London 1962 Third Edition, 5th Impression
 Hardcover and Dustjacket xiii, + 527pp., plus (ii). Illustrated throughout; b/white halftone plates, line-drawings, graphs and tables. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Like gilt publisher's device over minimally soiled original blue cloth boards. A former owner's details on ffep., five leaves have a margin corner clipped, else leaves clean. Just fair, illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket significantly edgeworn with open tears, some promo text loss on rear panel, tape-stained and abraded. " . . . rearranged and very largely rewritten incorporating new material and chapters . . . " For the serious student engineer who must achieve the maximum efficiency and economy in the gears he must design, make, or use . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface(s), 29 chapters, Appendices, Index. Book weight approx. 780g.   Good+/Fair
Price: 66.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007637  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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I.C.S. MECHANICS’ HANDBOOK : A Handbook of Reference for Mechanics
[Staff Writers]
International Textbook Company Scranton, PA, USA 1956 Second Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 397pp., intext line-drawings, schematics, tables, and formulae throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Original plain black cloth boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and abraded, spine text faded to zero. Produced originally in 1943, this Second Edition handbook is for "those interested in the work of the mechanical engineer, machine operator, machinist, tool-maker, welder and general mechanic. It contains every conceivable type of table, logarithic, revised cutting speed, new thread tables, and much more. Also includes information on first aid, accidents and injuries, plus Index. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good/Fair +
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007639  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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RUTLEY’S ELEMENTS OF MINERALOLOGY. 24th Edition
Read, H.H.
Thomas Murby & Co. London 1957 24th Edition, 5th Impression
 Hardcover and Dustjacket x, + 525pp., intext line-drawings (geometric and sketch), plus tables and formulae throughout. Book clean and square. Sharp white title over lightly bumped spine. Plain green boards bumped on lower foredge corner. A small, original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, front free endpaper corner-clipped, else textblock clean. Text-printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped and minimally edgeworn only. Numerous revisions, corrections, additions, resets amd reprints have preceded this printing (1957) of a most popular science textbook. Contents include; Prelims., Prefaces, Intro., Part 1/ Properties of minerals. Part 2/ Descriptions of Minerals, Index. Book weight approx. 670g.   Good+/Very Good
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 007836  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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WHAT WENT WRONG ? : Case Histories of Process Plant Disasters. Second Edition
Kletz, Trevor A.
ISBN: 0872019195
Gulf Publishing Company Houston, Texas, U.S.A. 1988 Second Edition
 Hardcover xvii, + 238pp., illustrated throughout with b/white halftone plates (some grim), plus numerous line-drawings throughout. Ex-Industrial Library copy with minimal identifiers. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves, save for a small, original sellers' sticker on front pastedown and aforementioned ex-library indicators, are clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated smooth boards nominally bumped. No dustjacket (as issued?). A confronting subject in which mishaps and oversights can have catastrophic results. This Second Edition of case histories includes the Bhopal (India), and Mexico City disasters . . . Comtents include: Prelims., Acks., Preface, Units and Nomenclature, 20 chapters, Epilogue (Bhopal), Index, more. Book weight approx. 425g.  Ex-Library Good+
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 007980  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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COMPUTATIONS FOR SHEET METAL WORKING OPERATIONS
[Staff Writers] E.W.Bliss Company
E.W.Bliss Company Brooklyn, New York  Revised
 Softcover (Comb-Bound) No publication date (1950s). 51pp. Intext b/white halftone plates, schematics, graphs, tables and formulae throughout. Comb-bound booklet format. Plastic comb has one split, having no affect on spine. Yapped, printed plastic covers lightly bumped only. Textblock leaves (Prelims., and last) minimally soiled, otherwise unmarked. This metal stamping industrial engineering data publication is an expanded revision of a previous, undated work. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Index (Alphabetical), Blanking and Shearing, Drawing & Reducing, Ironing, Coining-Sizing-Forging, Mechanical Press Selection, Motor Horsepower tables, more. Book weight approx. 325g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 33.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008078  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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RESEARCH ACTIVITIES OF THE CSIRO DIVISION OF RADIOPHYSICS. 1982
McGee, R.X. [Editor]
CSIRO Division of Radiophysics Marsfield, NSW, Australia 1982 First Edition
 Softcover (Staplebound) 36pp., intext illustrations throughout: colour and b/white halftone plates, plus line-drawn graphs and schematic diagrams. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format booklet. Staples firm, clean and tight. Text-block unmarked. Pictorial, colour-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped on foredge corners only. A report, in a series of five articles, on the three main areas of CSIRO research, currently (1982): solar physics, cosmic radio astronomy, and applied research into aircraft landing systems . . . Contents include: Prelims., Intro., numerous articles by various disciplinarians, plus a staff list of CSIRO Division of Radio-Physics. Book weight approx. 185g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008131  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE DESIGN OF FORMS in Government Departments
Organisation and Methods Division, Her Majesty’s Treasury (Complied by)
Her Majesty's Stationary Office London 1962 Second Edition
 Hardcover and Dustjacket 173pp., b/white form design illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's name to ffep., two small tape stains to front and rear free endpapers, otherwise leaves clean. Dustjacket, which has a removable plastic cover (applied by previous owner) is mildly edgeworn only. "This book treats a form as one of the most important tools of the office and urges that it should be designed to do whatever is required with the minimum effort from all involved. It is concerned mostly with government forms, though it deals with the subject of design generally for all kinds of forms; there are over 150 illustrations each depicting one or more points of good or bad design . . . " First published in 1945. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 745g.   Very Good/Very Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008379  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PHYSICS, FUN AND BEYOND : Electrifying Projects And Inventions From Recycled And Low-Cost Materials
Valadares, Eduardo de Campos
ISBN: 0131856731
Pearson Education New Jersey, U.S.A. 2006 First Edition
 Softcover xix, + 346pp., colour illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, small corner crease to one rear page. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner crease to front and rear panels. "For kids, teenagers, teachers, parents, homeschoolers . . . everyone from 10 to 100 with curiosity and a passion for discovery and new challenges! . . . Build more than 110 projects that uncover the physics beneath everyday life! Many are amazingly easy to build: all you'll need are your everyday household tools and cheap (sometimes even free) materials." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 700g.   Very Good +
Price: 19.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 008421  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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HYDRAULIC DESIGN OF STILLING BASIN FOR PIPE OR CHANNEL OUTLETS
Beichley, G.L.
Bureau of Reclamation, United States Department of the Interior Denver, Colorado, USA 1971 First Edition
 Softcover (Staplebound) vi, + 27pp., intext illustrations throughout: b/white halftone plates, sectional drawings and graphs. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples rusty, but holding. Three, margin-taped errata overlays, else leaves clean. Printed limp wrapper nominally edgeworn, with two tiny rust specks, plus a referencing sticker affixed to plain rear wrap. Research Report No. 24, Basin VI in the Bureau of Reclamation Designation Study Report was conducted to standardize and modify existing procedures used in the design of the impact Type VI Stilling Basin. Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, The Models, The Investigation, Design Conclusions and Recommendations, Refs., Abstract, more. Item weight approx. 120g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 27.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 008585  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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NONSENSE ON STILTS : How to Tell Science From Bunk
Pigliucci, Massimo
ISBN: 9780226667867
The University of Chicago Press United States 2010 First Edition
 Softcover 332pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper in excellent condition. "Noted sceptic Massimo Pigliucci sets out to separate the fact from the fantasy in this entertaining exploration of the nature of science, the borderlands of fringe science, and - borrowing a famous phrase from philosopher Jeremy Bentham - the nonsense on stilts. Covering a range of controversial topics, Pigliucci cuts through the ambiguity surrounding science to look more closely at how science is conducted, how it is disseminated, how it is interpreted, and what it means to our society . . . " Contents include: Introduction, 12 chapters, Conclusion, Notes, Index. Book weight approx. 480g.   Very Good +
Price: 22.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008607  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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JOINT ASCE-USCOLD COMMITTEE ON CURRENT UNITED STATES PRACTICE IN THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF: ARCH DAMS, EMBANKMENT DAMS, CONCRETE GRAVITY DAMS
[Compiled and Edited By: George E. Bertram, Charles F. Corns, et al]
American Society of Civil Engineers U.S.A. 1967 First Thus
 Softcover xvi, + 131pp. Book clean. Spine firm, but slightly cocked. Printed limp wrapper has colour faded (but still legible) text on spine, a former owner's name and trivial colour loss on front wrap 'banner', else minor edgewear. Textblock unmarked. A compiled report from three papers, viz: Current Practice in Arch Dam Design and Construction, 1967: United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. Currrent Practice in Design and Construction of Embankment Dams, 1967: Compiled and edited by George E. Bertram, et al. Current Practice in Design and Construction of Large Concrete Gravity Dams, 1967: Compiled and Edited by Charles F. Corns, et al. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 24.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 008630  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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DATA AND SPECIFICATIONS PERTAINING TO ALLOYS FOR ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE. Publication No. B.D.-H.37
[Staff Writers] British Driver-Harris Co. Ltd.
British driver-Harris Co. Ltd. Manchester, U.K. 1953 First Thus
 Flexi-Cover 61pp., tables, graphs and formulae throughout. Very good blue cloth flexi-covers under gilt title and logotype. Cloth-stitch binding holding, and undamaged. Tab-Index textblock, Australian representative stamp on title, and several text pages, else leaves mildly tanned. Varied-colour text throughout. unoccupied (as issued?) cloth pouch on rear inner cover. This technical publication (No. B.D.-H. 37) issued in 1953 assesses electrical resistance in certain alloys . . . Contents include: Prelims., Scope, Trade Mark, On Testing, Nichrome V. 80/20, Nichrome 65/15, Karma, Comet (193 Alloy), Advance 60/40, Pure Nickel 99/100%, Monel, Thermo-Couple Alloys, Cupro Nickels, Nickel Iron, Hot Mill Products, Useful Data. Book weight approx. 150g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008631  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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EARTHQUAKES AND EARTH STRUCTURE
Hodgson, John H.
Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliff, New Jersey, U.S.A. 1964 First (p/b)
 Softcover x, + 166pp., intext b/white illustrations throughout: halftone plates, maps, graphs, charts and tables. Book cleana nd square. Spine firm. Gloss, illustrated card wrapper slightly edgeworn only. A former owner's name on half-title page, else leaves clean. This book is intended for the non-specialist unable to access professional literature. Its purpose is to answer humanities questions about large earthquakes - to constrast the negative aspects of earthquake devastation with the positive scientific information we gain from them so that, in time, with knowledge we can combat their destructiveness . . . Contents include: Prelims., 5 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 275g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good
Price: 24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008690  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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FRACTURE : Proceedings of the Second Tewksbury Symposium
Osborn, C.J., et al
Butterworths (Australia) Sydney, NSW, Australia 1969 First Edition
 Hardcover (Green Boards) 262pp., pattern-print endpapers. Intext b/white halftone plates, graphs, line-drawn figures, and formulae throughout. Book clean. Bright gilt titles and publisher's device over mildly bumped and cocked spine, and front board. Rear board plain. Former owner's (Eminent Professor L.A.Endersbee) signature on ffep., and his stamp on title page, else leaves clean. No dustjacket. This book consists of papers from the Second Tewksbury Symposium (the first was held in 1963) on metal fracture. The lecture presenters represent the world's leading metallurgy disciplinarians in their respective fields. Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, The Lectures, Index. Book weight approx. 630g.   Very Good
Price: 55.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008770  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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STAR TREK : The Next Generation - Technical Manual
Sternbach, Rick and Okuda, Michael
ISBN: 1852833408
Boxtree London 1991 Fifth Impression
 Softcover viii, + 183pp., black/white or duo-tone illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, soft corner crease to rear panel. Introduction by Gene Roddenberry. "A fascinating look inside the U.S.S. Enterprise. From the Bridge to the shuttlebays, from the transporter room to crews' quarters, this book provides a never-before-seen glimpse at the inner workings of the most incredible Starship ever conceived by two of the designers who helped create it. Full of diagrams, technical schematics, and ship's plans . . . " Book weight approx. 620g.   Very Good
Price: 18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009544  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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THE MODERN SOAP AND DETERGENT INDUSTRY. A Complete Practical Treatise in Two Volumes. 1 and 11
Geoffrey Martin. [Revised by]: Edward I. Cooke
Technical Press Kingston Hill, Surrey, U.K.  3rd Revised
 Original Red Cloth Hardcover Vol. 1 [1950]. Vol 2 [1951]. Both volumes similar condition: Clean, square. Slightly edgeworn and splayed. Former owner's name is stamped on ffep., written on front pastedown, original seller's sticker affixed to same. Minor fingermarks throughout. VOL.1: xii, + chaptered pagination. B/w halftones, schematic line drawings, formulae, fold-out diagrams. Contents: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOAP MAKING-Nature of soap and detergent, Organic raw materials, Inorganic raw materials, Perfuming substances, Manufacture of soap from free fatty acids, Boiling process, Household and laundry soaps, Appendix. VOL 11: xii + chaptered pagination, b/w halftones, schematic line drawings, formulae throughout. Contents: MANUFACTURE OF SPECIAL SOAPS AND DETERGENT COMPOSITIONS-Toilet soaps and toilet preparations, Soaps/Soap preparations used in Pharmacy, Textile soaps, Chipped-Flaked-Powdered-Abrasive-Polishing soaps, Soft soaps and Potassium soaps, Miscellaneous methods of saponification, Soap substitutes and fillers-Organic and Inorganic, Leather creams-Boot polishes, and Furniture polishes, Chemical analyses of soap and soap preparations, Synthetic surface active materials, Statistics of the soap industry, Indices. Combined book weight approx. 1800g. [1.8KG.] * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.   Good+
Price: 75.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 002840  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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PARAFFINS: Chemistry and Technology
Asinger, F.
Pergamon Press Oxford, U.K. 1968 
 Hard Cover + D/J [Oblong] xxiii, + 896pp., b/w line drawings, graphs throughout. First English Edition. Based on the German book: Chemie Und Technologie Der Paraffinkohlenwasserstoffe, Akademie-Verlag, 1956. Minor lower foredge corner bump, else covers clean. Gilt titles there-on. Spine firm, no cracks. Former owner's name and tape stains on endpaper[s]. Very slightly tanned paper [not foxed]. Loose-plastic protected, illustrated dustjacket edgeworn, a few short closed tears and chipping. Numerous chapters, heavily sub-chaptered, include: Production and manufacture of the paraffinic hydrocarbons, Catalytic hydrogenation of carbon monoxide over cobalt and iron catalysts, Chlorination products of paraffin, Nitration ditto, Sulphochlorination ditto, Oxidation ditto, Sulphoxidation ditto, Isomerization, Substitution behaviour, Index, more. Book weight approx. 1750g. [1.75 KG.] * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote.   Very Good/Good
Price: 88.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 001081  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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HOW RADIO SIGNALS WORK : All the Basics Plus Where to Find Out More
Sinclair, Jim
ISBN: 0074703293
McGraw-Hill Roseville, NSW, Australia 1997 First Edition
 Softcover x, + 234pp., b/white figures/diagrams throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, with a hint of tanning to edges. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed only. "This is a book for anyone who wishes to gain a basic understanding of the way radio signals work without becoming bogged down in technicalities . . . The book covers a wide variety of radio signal types including broadcasting, mobile communications, aeronautical, marine, short-wave, television, satellites, microwaves, radar, radiolocation, beacons, telemetry, digital radio, radio astronomy, time signals, spark transmission, tropospheric scatter and underground radio." Book weight approx. 380g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.   Very Good +
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 008838  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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WATER AND WIND POWER
Watts, Martin
ISBN: 0747804184
Shire Publications Buckinghamshire, England 2000 First Edition
 Softcover 136pp., b/white photographic images and diagrams throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and crisp. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed, small, soft corner crease. "Watermills and windmills were the first engines. From Roman times water power was used to grind grain and raise water, and later to work metals, produce cloth and serve a great number of trades and industries that were vital to the social and economic development of Britain. Wind power was first introduced in the Middle Ages and became particularly important in areas where a fall of water was not readily available . . . " Contents include: Acks., Introduction, The Introduction of Water Power into Britain, Medieval Mills, The Post-Medieval Period, The Age of Industrialisation, The Nineteenth and Twentieth centuries, Preservation, Glossary, Further Reading, Places to Visit, Index. Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.  Very Good +
Price: 20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 009050  Bookseller: Diversity Books
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