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1 Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering. Index Volume. Asphaltic Materials to Processing Aids and Index to all Volumes
New York John Wiley & Sons 0471809500 / 9780471809500 Second Edition Hard Cover Very Good + No Jacket Small Quarto 
xxii, 768 pp. A little scuffing to lower edge of text block. Internally bright, unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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Private Generating Plant Including Emergency and Stand-by Systems, "Proton"; E. Molloy (general editor
2 "Proton"; E. Molloy (general editor Private Generating Plant Including Emergency and Stand-by Systems
London George Newnes Limited 1942 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12 mo 
151 pp. Cover torn slightly at base of spine. Owner's stamps and library stamps. "Dealing with Generating Plant and Emergency Li9ghting and Power Systems for Factories, Hospitals, Cinemas, Theatres, Institutions, Offices, Stores and Country Houses, with Notes on Installation, Operation and Maintenance". Black-and-white photos and diagrams throughout. 
Price: 22.00 AUD
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The Control of Water as Applied to Irrigation, Power and Town Water Supply Purposes, A Morley Parker, Philip
3 A Morley Parker, Philip The Control of Water as Applied to Irrigation, Power and Town Water Supply Purposes
London George Routledge & Sons Ltd. 1925 Second Edition Hard Cover Good Octavo 
1055 pp. Boards worn, esp. at corners. Bottom edge of text block is stained. A little damage to front and back pastedowns where something glued on has been messily removed. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "Full Diagrammatic Illustrations". Chapters include General Theory of Hydraulics; Gauging of Streams and Rivers; Gauging by Weirs; Discharge of Orifices; Collection of Water and Flood Discharge; Dams and Reservoirs; Pipes; Open Channels; Filtration and Purification of Water; Problems Connected with Town Water Supply; Irrigation; Movable Dams; Hydraulic Machinery other than Turbines; Turbines and Centrifugal Pumps; Concrete, Ironwork, and Allied Hydraulic Construction. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Human Age: The World Shaped by US, Ackerman, Diane
4 Ackerman, Diane The Human Age: The World Shaped by US
London Headline 2014 0755364996 / 9780755364992 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
344 pp. Very light scuffing to covers. Short crease to upper corner of back cover (and to the last ten or so pages). Otherwise, internally as new. "Our relationship with nature has changed -- radically, irreversibly, but by no means all for the bad. Our new epoch is laced with invention. Our mistakes are legion, but our talent is immeasurable." 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Patent Nonsense: A Catalogue of Inventions That Failed To Change The World, Anderson, Clive
5 Anderson, Clive Patent Nonsense: A Catalogue of Inventions That Failed To Change The World
London Michael Joseph 1994 0718138651 / 9780718138653 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Quarto 
xii, 111 pp. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. Previous owner’s details inked to front free endpaper. otherwise very good internally. Unclipped dustjacket very lightly faded at spine, with some creasing along top edge. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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A Most Damnable Invention: Dynamites Nitrates and the Making of the Modern World, Bown, Stephen R.
6 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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Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works, Brain, Marshall. Foreword by Karl Kruszelnicki
7 Brain, Marshall. Foreword by Karl Kruszelnicki Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works
Milton, Queensland Wiley 2002 0704565184 First Australian Paperback Near Fine Quarto 
307 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Internally as new. Colour illustrations throughout. "Have you ever wondered: How helicopters are able to fly sideways? Why you crave chocolate and caffeine? What stops a car when you step on the brake pedal? With this eye-opening book, you'll never look at a toaster, cell phone, or tattoo parlor the same way again!" 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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The Rise & Fall of King Cotton, Burton, Anthony
8 Burton, Anthony The Rise & Fall of King Cotton
London Andre Deutsch / British Broadcasting Corporation 1984 0233971483 / 9780233971483 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
240 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped but shows light edgewear. Slight staining to top edge of text block. Decorative endpapers. Black and white illustrations throughout. Accompanies the BBC series. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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9 Byrne, M. Practical Laundrywork for Australian Schools
Brisbane The Jacaranda Press 1965 Hard Cover Good + No Jacket 8vo 
135 pp. Illustrated cloth boards have light wear to extremities of backstrip. Tape stains to front and rear eps and adjacent pages. Prev. owner's name tidily inked to ffep. Light browning to outer edges of margins. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w photos and line drawings. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Tesla: Man Out of Time, Cheney, Margaret
10 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." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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11 Coleman, D.C. Courtaulds: An Economic and Social History. Vol. I: The Nineteenth Century -- Silk and Crape
London Oxford University Press 1969 First Hard Cover Good + Fair Octavo 
xx, 283 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dustwrapper. Light rubbing to edges of blue cloth-look boards. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Graphs, maps, and diagrams, including foldouts (all as new) . Black-and-white plates, and tables in the text. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Sarich: The Man and His Engines, Davis, Pedr
12 Davis, Pedr Sarich: The Man and His Engines
Hurstville NSW Marque 1989 0947079084 / 9780947079086 First Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Octavo 
223 pp. Tiny chips to front corners of unclipped dj. Book is as new. Illustrated with b/w drawings, diagrams and charts in the text, and b/w plates. "...the fascinating story of how the former fitter-and-turner from Perth managed to sell his radical two-cycle design to major international engine makers." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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A Course in Electrical Engineering, Volume I Direct Currents, Dawes, Chester L.
13 Dawes, Chester L. A Course in Electrical Engineering, Volume I Direct Currents
New York McGraw-Hill 1937 Third Edition, Sixth Impression Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
xix + 751 pp. Dark green cloth, gilt. Yellowing and faint splotches to edges of text block. Prev. owner's name inked to ffep. Internally unmarked, solidly bound. Diagrams, figures. Major sections are Resistance; Ohm's Law and the Electric Circuit; Battery Electromotive Forces -- Kirchhoff's Laws; Primary and Secondary Batteries; Electrical Instruments and Electrical Measurements; Magnetism and Permanent Magnets; Electromagnetism; The Magnetic Circuit; Self- and Mutual Inductance; Electrostatics: Capacitance; The Generator; Generator Characteristics; The Motor; Losses, Efficiency, Operation; Transmission and Distribution of Power. Appendices: Relation of Units; Relations among Electrical Units; Specific Gravities; Standard Annealed Copper Wire, Solid; Bare Concentric Lay Cables of Standard Annealed Copper; Allowable Carrying Capacities of Wires; Electrical Properties of the Metals and Alloys; Carrying Capacities in Amperes of Lead-covered Cables; Table of Turns per Square Inch, Solid Layer Winding; Greek Alphabet, Questions and Problems. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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New Ways of Building, De Mare, Eric, Editor.
14 De Mare, Eric, Editor. New Ways of Building
London The Architectural Press 1948 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
235 pp. Beige cloth boards with red lettering along spine are worn, frayed at edges, esp. at corners and ends of backstrip. Front and back hinges have been reinforced (very tidily) with masking tape. Some light foxing, esp. to top edge of text block. Previous owner's inked name on front free endpaper, small sticker to front pastedown. Black-and-white photographic plates, diagrams, charts. Bibliographies, index. Materials covered include concrete, steel, timber, glass, brickwork, light metals, plastics and insulation. Contributors K. Hajnal-Konyi, O. Bondy, Phillip O. Reece, K. Cheesman, W.B. McKay, Philip Scholberg, C.C. Handisyde 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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15 Edwards, E.J., and M.J. Tickle Practical Science and Mathematics for the Second Year. Prelimiunary Technical or Industrial Course. Second Edition
London Routledge Second Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
viii, 175 pp. Orange cloth boards a little worn and stained. Upper edge of text block foxed. Bookseller's stamp and prev. owner's details (dated 1945) to ffep. Broadway Text-Books of Technology, edited by G. Udny Yule. 
Price: 36.00 AUD
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Practical Dynamo Building for Amateurs: How to Wind for Any Output, F. Walker, M.S.E.
16 F. Walker, M.S.E. Practical Dynamo Building for Amateurs: How to Wind for Any Output
London Iliffe & Son Third Edition, r evise Cloth Good No Jacket 12 mo 
68 pp + advertisement and list of publications.Embossed cloth, gilt lettering (blank spine). Cloth torn at top and base of spine. Corners badly worn. Interior slightly browned and foxed, but clean and tightly bound. Numerous diagrams, charts, figures. "In this handbook the use of engineer's tools, and also a fair groundwork in the theory of electricity, including Ohm's law, is premised by the author." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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17 Forbes, R. J. Man the Maker: A History of Technology and Engineering
London Constable & Co. 1950 Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
355 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in clear removable sleeve, is price clipped and has general and edgewear. Blue cloth boards a little bumped at corners and extremities of backstrip. Some foxing, scuffing and yellowing to edges of text block. Bookseller's stickers to front pastedown. Signatures beginning to split, showing some mesh, following p. 272; otherwise binding is solid. Illustrated with line drawings, diagrams, 41 b/w plates. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Fabulous Phonograph 1877-1977, Gelatt, Roland
18 Gelatt, Roland The Fabulous Phonograph 1877-1977
London Cassell 1977 0304299049 / 9780304299041 Revised Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
349 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Spine lightly sunned. A little edgewear to boards. Faint foxing to upper edge of text block; scuffing and stains to lower edge. Previous owner's gift note to front free endpaper. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white plates; black-and-white illustrations in the text. Index. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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19 Hindley, Geoffrey A History of Roads
London Peter Davies 1971 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Octavo 
158 pp.; Dust jacket now protected in removable clear plastic sleeve, is clipped. Maps, b&w plates sections. Dustjacket with light edgewear at corners. Page edges with some very light foxing. Internally excellent. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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The Elements Of Cotton Spinning, John Morris & F. Wilkinson
20 John Morris & F. Wilkinson The Elements Of Cotton Spinning
London Longmans, Green and Co 1897 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket 12mo 
394pp + 40pp of ads. Frontispiece, numerous diagrams/illustrations. "This little book goes far to aid the practical man to use his knowledge." Light foxing throughout. Contents page with some damage. Page edges yellowed. Recased in original green boards, which have some wear at edges and spine. Includes small leaflet (laid in), "Explanatory Notes on Machines and Processes in Cotton Spinning". 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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