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Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence

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Cybernetics, Artificial Intelligence

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1 Paturi, Felix Nature, Mother of Invention: The Engineering of Plant Life
London Thames & Hudson 1976 0500011273 / 9780500011270 First English Language Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
208 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped, but shows light discolouration along top edge and tiny creases at the corners. Book slightly greyed along top edges. Internally bright, clean and tightly bound. 98 illustrations (b/w) and 6 line drawings. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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2 Singh, Jagjit Great Ideas in Information Theory, Language and Cybernetics
London Constable & Co. 1967 First UK Hard Cover Good+ Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
ix, 338 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in clear removable sleeve, has general and edgewear. Two long closed tears along with wrinkling to rear panel. Flaps and reverse of dw foxed. Black cloth boards square and unbumped. Light foxing to upper edge of text block, and a little foxing to eps and flyleaves. Internally unmarked, unwrinkled and solidly bound. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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3 Winston, Patrick Henry Artificial Intelligence
Reading, Massachusetts Addison-Wesley 1984 0201082594 / 9780201082593 Second Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xviii, 524 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is unclipped. Red boards with white lettering, slightly crumpled at the top of the backstrip. Owner's inscription to front pastedown. Wrinkling of pages about 1" from top of book at the spine reflects the damage to the backstrip, but does not affect use of the book. Itnerior is clean, bright and tightly bound. Reprint with corrections. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Living Dolls: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life, Wood, Gaby
4 Wood, Gaby Living Dolls: A Magical History of the Quest for Mechanical Life
London Faber & Faber 2002 0571178790 / 9780571178797 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
278 pp. Light wrinkling to upper edges of unclipped dustjacket. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. (Paper is cream-coloured, so the extra yellowing is not very noticeable.) Black-and-white plates. "Looks at humanity's age-old obsession with moviung dolls and speaking robots, intelligent machines and bionic men. It tells the remarkable story of how inventors and magicians laboured for centuries to simulate life mechanically. Taking up a theme long familiar from the realms of fairytale and science fiction, Gaby Wood unearths the hidden pre-history of a modern idea." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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