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DESPITE THE ODDS Essays on Canadian Women and Science, Ainley, Marianne Gosztonyi (editor)
1 Ainley, Marianne Gosztonyi (editor) DESPITE THE ODDS Essays on Canadian Women and Science
Montreal Vehicule Press 1990 0919890962 / 9780919890961 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
Cover has light edge and corner wear, light soiling to outer edge of pages, a few small scratches/indentations on front cover (indents can be seen on first few pages). Pages clean and unmarked except for previous owner's name on first page and a few small pencil/ink markings (fairly minimal). B/w photos. ; 8vo; 452 pages; This is the first book to address the status of Canadian women in the sciences from a historical and contemporary perspective. Essays on women in medicine, sociology, pharmacy and the natural sciences provide insights about our pioneer women scientists. Contemporary concerns are examined such as the career goals of female science students, gender separatism, and feminist research into genetic hazards in the workplace. (700) 
Price: 11.50 USD
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DOLPHINS, THE MYTH & THE MAMMAL, Alpers, Antony
2 Alpers, Antony DOLPHINS, THE MYTH & THE MAMMAL
Houghton Mifflin 1961 0395073383 / 9780395073384 2nd Impression Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed & inscribed by author on 2nd page "For _____, for ___ later, from Antony Alpers, March 1963". HC/DJ - very good/fair. Hardcover is clean with light wear to edges, a little moreso to spine ends and corners, corner bumping. Interior clean and intact, light age tanning. B/w photos. Jacket has numerous tears and chips to edges, light staining to rear, not price clipped. "If dogs are man's best friends, perhaps it is only because he sees less of dolphins. In the great age of Greece, literature and legend sang the praises of these extraordinary creatures of the sea, whose sense of fun, friendliness and gentle grace have always endeared them to man...." ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Signed by Author 
Price: 16.95 USD
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JOHN KEPLER German Renaissance Astronomer, Armitage, Angus
3 Armitage, Angus JOHN KEPLER German Renaissance Astronomer
London Faber & Faber 1966 0571068685 / 9780571068685 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - fine/very good. Hardcover is clean and tight, slight rubbing to corners and spine ends, no markings. Jacket has age tanning, light edgewear and minor soiling, not price clipped. 194 pages. "This book represents a pioneer attempt to provide the general reader with a concise, historically pointed account of the eventful life story of the German Renaissance astronomer John Kepler. It includes a lucid commentary on his epoch-making scientific discoveries while seeking also to afford a glimpse of his half-mystical vision of the cosmic order...." (340noto) ; 8vo 
Price: 10.95 USD
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THE TRANSIT OF VENUS The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy, Aughton, Peter
4 Aughton, Peter THE TRANSIT OF VENUS The Brief, Brilliant Life of Jeremiah Horrocks, Father of British Astronomy
London Phoenix 2005 0753818752 / 9780753818756 Softcover New 
New Book, no markings, slight creasing to rear. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall; Like Mercator and Longitude, The Transit of Venus is the fascinating story of a man ahead of his time, whose work laid the foundations for modern astronomy. There is a missing chapter in the history of astronomy. It lies between Galileo and Newton and belongs to a brilliant young Englishman, who, in the period before the English Civil War, was the greatest astronomer in the kingdom. [345-notosl] 
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5 Butts, Ellen R. & Schwartz, Joyce R. MAY CHINN, THE BEST MEDICINE Science Superstars Series
Scientific American, Inc. 1995 0716765896 / 9780716765899 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Illustrated by Hamlin, Janet 
Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition, usual ex-lib type of markings.. No jacket as issued. Only very light wear overall. "In the 1920s, May Chinn struggled against the odds to become one of the first African American doctors in the U. S. This book follows her life from childhood in New York City through 50 years as a researcher and doctor, allowing readers to appreciate her accomplishments in the world of science. (350osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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TUXEDO PARK, A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II, Conant, Jennet
6 Conant, Jennet TUXEDO PARK, A Wall Street Tycoon and the Secret Palace of Science That Changed the Course of World War II
Simon & Schuster 2002 0684872870 / 9780684872872 First Edition Softcover Fine 
Only very light wear overall, interior clean & tight, no markings. B/w photos. 330 pages.From Publishers Weekly:Alfred Lee Loomis (1887-1975) made his fortune in the 1920s by investing in public utilities, but science was his first love. In 1928, he established a premier research facility in Tuxedo Park, N. Y. , that attracted such brilliant minds as Einstein, Bohr and Fermi and became instrumental in the Allies' WWII victory. Conant, a magazine writer, draws on studies, family papers and interviews with Loomis's friends, family and colleagues (she's a relative of two scientists who worked with Loomis) to trace the story of the tycoon's professional and social life (the latter fairly racy). ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
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EDWARD STEVENS Gastric Physiologist, Physician and American Statesman, Day, Stacey B.
7 Day, Stacey B. EDWARD STEVENS Gastric Physiologist, Physician and American Statesman
Montreal Cultural & Educational Productions 1969 B000FM7ILC First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean, with light edgewear. Pages clean and tight, other than old pencilled price on first page. Slight soiling outer edge of pages. Jacket has moderate edgewear and a few small tears/chips, light scuffing/scratches to covers, some age tanning. Not clipped. With a complete translation of his inaugural dissertation 'De Alimentorum Concoctione' and interpretive notes on Gastric Digestion along with certain other selected and diplomatic papers. Stevens is a contemporary of Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Rush, Thomas Jefferson, et al, and is credited with the first isolation of human gastric juice. (400-noto) ; 8vo 
Price: 30.00 USD
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MEMORIES OF TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, De Terra, Helmut
8 De Terra, Helmut MEMORIES OF TEILHARD DE CHARDIN
London The Scientific Book Club 1964 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Translated from the German by J. Maxwell Brown. 141 pages. Hardcover clean & tight, no markings, light soiling outer edge of pages, light corner/spine bumping. Jacket has light edgewear, couple tiny tears, light soiling & light watermark stain to spine bottom, back corners, not clipped. All who knew Teilhard de Chardin commented on his great gift for making friends. The author, de Terra, himself a distinguished geologist & palaeontologist, was a close friend of de Chardin and worked closely with him in the Far East. "The influence of Teilhard de Chardin as prehistorian, Christian philosopher and seer, has now been felt throughout the western world, and this portrait of the scientist at work increases our understanding of the man behind the ideas. " (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo 
Price: 12.50 USD
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GENIUS AT WORK, IMAGES OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL, Dorothy Harley Eber
9 Dorothy Harley Eber GENIUS AT WORK, IMAGES OF ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL
Viking Studio Books 1982 0670273899 / 9780670273898 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - usual ex-lib type of markings, only light wear overall, jacket attached to book. Interior very good, occasional light soiling and ink rubbing. B/w photos. Prologue by R. Buckminster Fuller. Contents: Interview with R. Buckminster Fuller; Arrivals; The inventor at home; Exploring right and left; The Tetrahedron; Getting into the air; Flight; They Hydrofoil years; Riding the HD-4; Courting the Admiralty; Final Days. (800) ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall 
Price: 12.95 USD
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DOCTOR FREUD, Emil Ludwig
10 Emil Ludwig DOCTOR FREUD
Manor Books 1973 Softcover Very Good 
Clean, tight condition. Pages are unmarked, light age tanning. Cover has very light edgewear, light scuffing, creasing to spine. The master biographer's famous study of one of the most controversial sex psychologists of all time. [180-notosl] ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 7.95 USD
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11 Gleick, James WHAT JUST HAPPENED: A Chronicle from the Information Frontier
Pantheon 2002 0375421777 / 9780375421778 First Edtion Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Ex-library with usual stamps & stickers, only light wear overall. Light soiling outer edge of pages. Interior pages clean & tight. Note: photo shown is a stock photo & not actual book.REVIEW: This book of previously published essays by the author of Chaos and Faster is an eclectic chronicle of the information revolution's first 10 years. "The last decade of the twentieth century came as a surprise, " writes James Gleick. What Just Happened shows how surprising it was: in the book's first piece, from 1992, Gleick notes that "a relatively small number of personal computer users use Windows. " (He's a good sport about it, too, poking fun at himself in an introduction for making such an obsolete observation.......; 001091; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 7.50 USD
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12 Gornick, Vivian WOMEN IN SCIENCE 100 Journeys Into the Territory
Touchstone Books 1990 0671695924 / 9780671695927 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
Very nice condition, clean and unmarked, slight wear and corner wear to covers. 172 pages. Interviews a cross section of women scientists in diverse fields, exploring their various experience in this last stronghold of male intellectual authoritarianism. More than 100 brief vignettes. (300os) ; 8vo 
Price: 4.50 USD
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13 Gottschalk, Herbert BERTRAND RUSSELL: A LIFE
London Unwin Books 1967 Softcover Good+ 
Interior pages clean & tight. Cover has light edgewear & a crease down front, light soiling. A concise biography of this eminent intellect and person, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, mathematician & philospher Bertrand Russell. (os) ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall 
Price: 8.95 USD
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OLD MAN THUNDER Father of the Bullet Train, Hosokawa, Bill
14 Hosokawa, Bill OLD MAN THUNDER Father of the Bullet Train
Sogo Way 1997 0965958000 / 9780965958004 First Edition Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
New in shrink wrap. From a Reviewer: "..... World War II brought havoc to rail lines in Japan, leaving them unsuitable to meet the needs of a growing postwar Japanese economy. In 1955, after an accident forced the president of the railway to resign, Sogo, at age 71, was lured out of retirement to head the government-owned railroad. He was one of the few who were convinced that railroads would be Japan's best means of transportation, and he set out to build a new system, using the newest technology to carry heavy loads at rapid speeds....." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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DAY OF TRINITY The Dramatic Story of the Men Who Opened the Nuclear Age, Lamont, Lansing
15 Lamont, Lansing DAY OF TRINITY The Dramatic Story of the Men Who Opened the Nuclear Age
London Hutchinson 1966 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Hardcover is clean & unmarked - slight soiling outer edge of pages. Jacket has light edgewear, a few small edge tears, age tanning to edges, sticker residue on front, not clipped. 333 pages. b/w illus.The story of the scientists and the scientific achievement which led to the first atomic explosion at the Trinity site in New Mexico in 1945, followed by the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end the Second World War. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 14.50 USD
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THE NEEDLE GAME One Man's Life in the World of Professional Acupuncture, Langrick, Roger
16 Langrick, Roger THE NEEDLE GAME One Man's Life in the World of Professional Acupuncture
Pender Island, B. C. Dogr Hidesman Prod. 1989 0921994001 / 9780921994008 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed & inscribed on title page "____, Best of Everything, Roger". 228 pages. Very good+ condition; light wear to edges/corners, light scuffing of cover, interior clean & tight, light age tanning to page edges, slight soiling outer edge of pages. "In 1972 Roger Langrick was treating ninety patients a day at Standring Hospital in Seattle. The first acupuncturist to be licensed in North America.....he wrote the acupuncture legislation for the state of Oregon and was a co-founder of the Acupuncture Socity of Alberta. The Needle Game covers the author's life from the early days of training in Singapore to his retirement in 1986 to live on Pender Island amongst the Gulf Islands of Canada's west coast...." ; 8vo; Signed by Author 
Price: 18.50 USD
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MAN NO BE GOD Bushdoctor in Cameroon, Lemke, Dieter M. D.
17 Lemke, Dieter M. D. MAN NO BE GOD Bushdoctor in Cameroon
Writers Club Press 2001 0595170145 / 9780595170142 First Edition Softcover Near Fine Signed by Author
Signed on first endpage "D. Lemke, MD". Excellent condition, clean and tight, no markings, a little scuffing/shelfwear to jacket. Man no be God is a fascinating story of one man's life and work as a medical missionary in Cameroon, Africa. ; 8vo; It is an absorbing and often humorous series of anecdotes and observations of the challenges and rewards of working as a doctor in Africa, as well as the unique opportunity he had to learn from the people of these intricate and colorful cultures.... (410-osl? ) ; Signed by Author 
Price: 16.50 USD
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FAMILY MEDICINE An Inside Look, Livingston, Michael, M. D.
18 Livingston, Michael, M. D. FAMILY MEDICINE An Inside Look
Richmond, B. C. ORC Enterprises 1980 0889780897 / 9780889780897 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Very nice, tight, copy. Internal pages are clean and unmarked. Cover has light edge & corner wear, light soiling outer edge of pages, a little moreso to one bottom corner. A little curling to corners. 211 pages. "With wit, affection and honesty, Family Medicine takes the layman behind the closed doors of the doctors' office to learn the mysteries of the medical profession, including humorous tales of his medical school days and his daily encouters with patients..." (*lower shipping avail. To Cdn & overseas) [400-os] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.00 USD
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NO MAN ALONE A Neurosurgeon's Life, Penfield, Wilder
19 Penfield, Wilder NO MAN ALONE A Neurosurgeon's Life
Little, Brown & Company 1977 0771069855 / 9780771069857 First Edition Softcover Good 
The autobiography of a brilliant and gifted physician who devoted a lifetime to the betterment of the human condition. Moderate wear & rubbing to edges & corners, a few light creases. Interior pages clean & unmarked, age tanning to pages. B/w illustrations. 398 pages. (*Shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 8vo 
Price: 16.95 USD
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THE SECOND CAREER, Penfield, Wilder O.M., M.D., F.R.S.
20 Penfield, Wilder O.M., M.D., F.R.S. THE SECOND CAREER
Little Brown & Co 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
No edition stated - assumed to be first. Hardcover is quite clean, has light wear/bumping to spine ends & corners. Interior pages clean & unmarked. Would be upgraded to near fine except that first blank endpage has been clipped out. Jacket has age tanning, tape marks to rear, edgewear and several small tears and chips, light soiling, not clipped. 189 pages. "Dr. Wilder Penfield was a distinguished neurologist and neurosurgeon and also a writer, author of the historical novels No Other Gods and The Torch. This is a collection of his essays and speeches about medicine and society, intended for a general audience.."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall 
Price: 14.50 USD
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