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1 Culpeper's Complete Herbal and English Physician
Harvey Sales 1981 Facsimile Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
iv, 240 pp. Occasional colour plates. Facsimile edition of the 1826 original. Previous owner's name in ink to front flyleaf. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped. Page edges lightly yellowed. Boards with some light edgewear. Dustjacket sunned at spine, with some light edgewear. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Cloud Crystals: A Snow-Flake Album Collected and Edited by a Lady, A Lady [Frances Chickering]
2 A Lady [Frances Chickering] Cloud Crystals: A Snow-Flake Album Collected and Edited by a Lady
New York D. Appleton and Company 1864 First Leather Very Good No Jacket Ex-Library Large 0ctavo Richardson, J.F. 
158 pp. Light wear to leather boards; a little chipping along the spine and edges. Decorated endpapers; all edges gilt. Attractive old bookplate (Sondley Reference Library, Asheville, North Carolina 1879-1919) to front pastedown. The only other ex-lib marks are two nearly invisible embossings on the first and last pages (possibly more -- they are barely visible). Pages are unmarked. Binding is solid throughout. 27 bright and clean illustrations with tissue guards intact. Discusses the history, science, and literature of snowflakes. Includes poems. 
Price: 225.00 AUD
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The Plant between Sun and Earth, Adams, George, and Olive Whicher. Preface by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer
3 Adams, George, and Olive Whicher. Preface by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer The Plant between Sun and Earth
Clent, Stourbridge, Worcestershire Goethean Science Foundation 1952 First Hard Cover Fair No Jacket Quarto 
66 pp. Cloth boards are badly stained and faded, with cloth lifting from its backing on the back cover. Yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Offsetting and foxing to endpapers. Title page is split from front endpaper, showing mesh. Rear endpaper beginning to split. Occasional foxing throughout; otherwise unmarked. Forty illustrations in black and white (in plates, bound in) and twenty-four colour plates, all loose, in a built-in folder attached to the rear pastedown. The b/w plates are unfoxed, but there is foxing to most of the colour plates. 
Price: 225.00 AUD
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Science and the State in Greece and Rome, Africa, Thomas W.
4 Africa, Thomas W. Science and the State in Greece and Rome
New York John Wiley & Sons 1968 First Hard Cover Very Good Fair Octavo 
128 pp. Considerable general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket, including chips, tears, creasing, offsetting. Light wear to edges of blue cloth boards. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. Internally as new. Reference notes, index. "Some of the topics treated are: Pythagoreans in Politics; blasphemy trials at Athens; Aristotle and racism; subsidized research at Alexandria; Hellenistic warfare; court astrologers at Rome." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity to the Late Nineteenth Century, Alic, Margaret
5 Alic, Margaret Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity to the Late Nineteenth Century
London The Women's Press 2001 0704339544 / 9780704339545 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12mo 
230 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Notes, bibliography, index. "Reaffirms women's substantial contributions to scientific knowledge throughout the ages, revisiting names such as Hypatia of Alexandria; astrologer and philosopher Hildegard of Bingen; Lady Mary Montagu, who developed inoculation against smallpox; the chemist Marie Lavoisier; Caroline Herschel, a renowned astrologer; Ada Lovelace, whose work contributed to the beginnings of computer science; Mary Somerville 'The Queen of 19th-Century Science'; and, of course, Marie Curie." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Cultivation of Whiteness, Anderson, Warwick
6 Anderson, Warwick The Cultivation of Whiteness
Carlton Melbourne University Press 2002 052284989X / 9780522849899 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
xi, 352 pp. Extremely light edgewear to illustrated covers; a little scuffing to lower edge of text block. All else as new. Illustrated with b/w photos, maps and diagrams. "...examines the notion of 'whiteness' as a flexible category in scientific and public debates.... Anderson also provides the first full account of experimentation in the 1920s and 1930s on Aboriginal people in the central deserts." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World Through the Language of Mathematics, Arianrhod, Robyn
7 Arianrhod, Robyn Einstein's Heroes: Imagining the World Through the Language of Mathematics
St Lucia University of Queensland Press 2004 0702234087 / 9780702234088 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12mo 
323 pp.Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Small splotch to fore-edge; scuffing to lower edge. Internally as new. "It uses as its axis the lives and work of the brilliant scientists who inspired Einstein, particularly James Clerk Maxwell, Michael Faraday and Isaac Newton. Together Maxwell and Faraday settled a centuries-old physical dispute, which Newton had left in his majestic wake, and established mathematics as the ultimate arbiter of physical reality. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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8 Armytage, W.H.G. A Social History of Engineering
London Faber and Faber 1970 571092160 Reprint Paperback Good + 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
384 pp. B&W plates section. Page edges lightly yellowed and foxed. Wraps with some general and edgewear, mostly at spine and corners. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Living in the Future, Asimov, Isaac, editor
9 Asimov, Isaac, editor Living in the Future
London New English Library Ltd 1985 0450060713 / 9780450060717 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto 
288 pp. Very light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A little discolouration to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white photos in the text. "Is our planet over-exploited? Who runs things? Is the family obsolete? Will the future be 'science fiction'? What can we do to ensure our survival?" 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Science Myth or Magic?: A Struggle for Existence, Barnett, S. Anthony. Foreword by Robyn Williams
10 Barnett, S. Anthony. Foreword by Robyn Williams Science Myth or Magic?: A Struggle for Existence
St Leonards NSW Allen & Unwin 2000 1865081221 / 9781865081229 First Paperback Near Fine Octavo 
210 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally as new. Appendices, glossary, bibliography, index. "Rebuffs the hokum about human nature and should help readers decide how they see themselves and the world. It points a way in which science can serve both truth and humanity in our present predicaments." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Mathematics, Queen and Servant of Science, Bell, E.T.
11 Bell, E.T. Mathematics, Queen and Servant of Science
London G. Bell & Sons Ltd 1961 Fourth Edition Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
437 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. A little light wear to boards. Some foxing to edges of text block. Small bookseller's sticker (The Lincoln Book Co, Mornington & Springvale) to front pastedown. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "It is not a history of mathematics but rather a stimulating selection from the huge field of mathematics from which, to quote the author, 'mathematical amateurs, taking whatever they may like from the narrative, will sense enough of the spirit of modern mathematics to make them want to go on to fuller accounts than mine.'" 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe, Blay, Michael. Translated by M.B. DeBevoise
12 Blay, Michael. Translated by M.B. DeBevoise Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe
London and Chicago University of Chicago Press 1998 0226058352 / 9780226058351 First Paperback Paperback Very Good Octavo 
216 pp. A few light stains and scuffing to illustrated covers; spine lightly sunned. A little wear to edges of text block. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. "Until the Scientific Revolution, the nature and motions of heavenly objects were mysterious and unpredictable. The Scientific Revolution was revolutionary in part because it saw the advent of many mathematical tools -- chief among them the calculus -- that natural philosophers could use to explain and predict these cosmic motions. Michel Blay traces the origins of this mathematization of the world, from Galileo to Newton and Laplace, and considers the profound philosophical consequences of submitting the infinite to rational analysis." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Direction of Desire: Suggestions for the Application of Psychology to Everyday Life, Bligh, Stanley M.
13 Bligh, Stanley M. The Direction of Desire: Suggestions for the Application of Psychology to Everyday Life
London Henry Frowde Hard Cover Good No Jacket 16mo 
360 pp. Light general and edgewear to green cloth boards. Gilt lettering to spine. Upper edge of text block gilt. A little offsetting to endpapers. Previous owner’s details inked to front free endpaper (dated 1913). Occasional light pencilled underlining or marginalia. No other markings or stains. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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14 Blum, Deborah Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection
Great Britain Wiley 2003 0470850728 / 9780470850725 First British Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xvi, 336 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not price clipped. Very slight wrinkling to top edge of dustjacket. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamites Nitrates and the Making of the Modern World, Bown, Stephen R.
15 Bown, Stephen R. A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamites Nitrates and the Making of the Modern World
Camberwell Viking / Penguin Australia 2006 0670028789 / 9780670028788 First Australian Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
272 pp. As new. "It would seem hard to imagine a thrilling must-be-read-at-one-sitting page-turner in which the main elements of the story involve compost, bird droppings and chemical reactions. Yet this is exactly what Bown has achieved." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Expanded Quotable Einstein, Calaprice, Alice (editor). Foreword by Freeman Dyson
16 Calaprice, Alice (editor). Foreword by Freeman Dyson The Expanded Quotable Einstein
Princeton University Press and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 2000 0691070210 / 9780691070216 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 12 mo 
407 pp. One page, midbook, has a short tear and creasing near the top of the gutter in what seems to be a production error. All else as new. Black-and-white photos in the text. "I want to know how God created the world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, I want to know his thoughts. The rest are details." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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17 Cassidy, David C. J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century
New York Pi Press / Pearson Education 2005 0131479962 / 9780131479968 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xviii, 462 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is not clipped but has light edgewear. Light scuffing to lower edge of text block. One dog-eared page. Illustrated with b/w photos. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Tesla: Man Out of Time, Cheney, Margaret
18 Cheney, Margaret Tesla: Man Out of Time
New York and London Touchstone / Simon and Schuster 2001 0743215362 / 9780743215367 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
396 pp. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Otherwise, internally as new. Black-and-white plates. Bibliography, notes, index. "Called a madman by his enemies, a genius by others, and an enigma by nearly everyone, Nikola Tesla was, without a doubt, a trailblazing inventor who created astonishing, sometimes world-transforming devices that were virtually without theoretical precedent." 
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The Egg and Sperm Race: The Seventeenth-Century Scientists Who Unravelled the Secrets of Sex, Life and Growth, Cobb, Matthew
19 Cobb, Matthew The Egg and Sperm Race: The Seventeenth-Century Scientists Who Unravelled the Secrets of Sex, Life and Growth
London Free Press / Simon & Schuster 2006 0743276094 / 9780743276092 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
xv, 333 pp. Black and white illustrations in the text. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600, Crosby, Alfred W.
20 Crosby, Alfred W. The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250-1600
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1999 0521639905 / 9780521639903 Reprint Paperback Very Good Octavo 
245 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Corners a little curled. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. "Western Europeans were among the first, if not the first, to invent mechanical clocks, geometrically precise maps, double-entry bookkeeping, precise algebraic and musical notation, and perspective painting. By the 16th century more people were thinking quantitatively in western Europe than in any other part of the world. [This book] discusses the epochal shift from qualitative to quantitative perception in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. This shift made modern science, technology, business practice, and bureaucracy possible." 
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