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Tropical Storm Agnes!

By: N/A

Price: $9.00

Publisher: United States Army Corps of Engineers: 1972

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2005575


First printing. 1972 Large Softcover. Unpaginated. Oblong. Stapled binding. An account of Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972, with color and black & white photographs throughout. View more info

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Report of Flood, Tropical Storm Agnes, June 1972, Summary Report

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer District: 1973

Seller ID: 2005578


1973 Spiral-Bound Softcover. ix, 144 pp. A report of flood damage caused by tropical storm Agnes in New York State in 1972, with numerous fold-out maps and photographs throughout. View more info

Image for Modern Mechanix and Inventions, March 1935, Volume XIII, Number 5

Modern Mechanix and Inventions, March 1935, Volume XIII, Number 5

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Modern Mechanix: 1935

Seller ID: 2204719


One inch by one inch chip to top right corner of front wrapper, wrappers rubbed, pages toned. 1935 Soft Cover. 146 pp. In this issue: Taxi Plane for Non-Stop Air Liners, - David Sarnoff, RCA President, Predicts TELEVISION WILL CARRY the MAILS. Great articles plus vintage advertisements including Harley Davidson.CONTENTS: Stout Produces First Rear Engine Auto; Television Will Carry the Mails, by David Sarnoff--President R.C.A.; World's Longest Bridges Span San Francisco B... View more info

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Modern Mechanix and Inventions, April 1935, Volume XIII, Number 6

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Modern Mechanix: 1935

Seller ID: 2204987


One inch tear to spine head, ink name, pages toned. 1935 Stapled Binding. 154 pp. CONTENTS: Building Stratosphere Air-Liners, by Allan Lockheed; Knock Down Monuments with Feathers, by Nic Sprank in Oddities of Science; American Railroads Challenge Speed Records; Racing Time for News Scoops, by Robert L. Frey; How I Judge Championship Fights, by General J.V. Clinnin; Get Cash for Puzzle Solutions - Furniture Contest Winners Get $125.00; Electrical City Built Without Chimn... View more info

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Rollo's Philosophy [Air] (The Rollo Series)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sheldon & Company: 1868

Seller ID: 2205135


No jacket, ink note to front endpaper, corners bumped. 1868 Small Hard Cover. 192 pp. The main design in view, in the discussions which are offered to the juvenile world, under the title of The Rollo Philosophy, relates rather to their effect upon the little reader's habits of thinking, reasoning, and observation, than to the additions they may make to his stock of knowledge.CONTENTS: Lost in the snow; Flying; Valve Making; Experiments; Pressure; Ballooning; Philosophica... View more info

Image for The Mentor: January 1925 (Serial No. 263), March 1925 (Serial No. 265), April 1925 (Serial No. 266), September 1925 (Serial No. 271), October 1925 (Serial No. 272) (5-Volume Set)

The Mentor: January 1925 (Serial No. 263), March 1925 (Serial No. 265), April 1925 (Serial No. 266), September 1925 (Serial No. 271), October 1925 (Serial No. 272) (5-Volume Set)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Crowell Publishing Company: 1925

Seller ID: 2260201


Five-volume set of The Mentor: January 1925 (Serial No. 263)--one inch tear along spine-base; March 1925 (Serial No. 265)--spine lightly bumped; April 1925 (Serial No. 266)---light smudge to rear wrapper; September 1925 (Serial No. 271)--quarter-inch tear to top edge of front wrapper, two small surface tears to front wrapper; October 1925 (Serial No. 272)--very good. 64, 74, 62, 66, 72 pp. Five-volume set of The Mentor: January 1925 (Serial No. 263): Romance of Rings, by... View more info

Image for Floods and High Water, 1936: Pennsylvania's Greatest Flood Disaster in Pictures

Floods and High Water, 1936: Pennsylvania's Greatest Flood Disaster in Pictures

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Telegraph Press: 1936

Seller ID: 2265079


Front wrapper creased, edges lightly rubbed. 1936 Soft Cover. Unpaginated. A collection of black-and-white photographs of the Pittsburgh flood of 1936. On March 17 and 18, 1936, the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania witnessed the worst flood in its history when flood levels peaked at 46 feet (14 m). This flood became known as The Great St. Patrick’s Day flood, and also affected other areas of the Mid-Atlantic on both sides of the Eastern Continental Divide. View more info

Image for Five Color Natural History Prints Depicting Seashells from the Turbo Genus [Conchology, Sea Shells, Snails, Mollusca, Turbinidae]

Five Color Natural History Prints Depicting Seashells from the Turbo Genus [Conchology, Sea Shells, Snails, Mollusca, Turbinidae]

By: N/A

Price: $95.00

Seller ID: 2066331


Each print faintly foxed. Five matted and framed color prints. Frames 8 5/8 x 11 3/8, images 5 7/8 x 8 1/4. Matted and framed by Summit Glass and Picture Frame Company on Aug. 1 1966. These were acquired as part of a large collection of books and prints on seashell collecting and conchology, and most likely came from a 19th century volume on conchology (they are labeled plates 9, 10, 21, 24, and 33), though we were unable to identify which work this might have been. Each... View more info

Image for Yellowstone through the Gallatin Gateway: The Milwaukee Road

Yellowstone through the Gallatin Gateway: The Milwaukee Road

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad / Poole Bros., Inc., Chicago:

Seller ID: 2178571


Edges lightly rubbed. [48 pp.] Black & white photographs throughout, half of which are enhanced with orange highlights. A pictorial guide to Yellowstone National Park, printed as a promotional item by Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, with a list of their information and travel bureaus following text. Popular sites such as Old Faithful and the Morning Glory Pool are featured, and motor coach tours are advertised (several images of Lincoln touring cars). View more info

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The Nature Calendar: Wild Flowers

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Barse & Hopkins: 1913

Seller ID: 2201036


Includes original box. Tears to box corners. 1913 Large Softcover. A mixture of scientific information on various flowers, beautiful verse, and tipped in chromolithographs. View more info

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Tales of the Great Lakes: Stories from Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Castle Books: 1986

Seller ID: 2207850


A fine copy.Near Fine. 1986 Hard Cover. 474 pp. They can be as still as a millpond, as angry as any storm swept ocean. The Great Lakes and the major states bordering them—Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota—are the heartland of America. The land supplies the goods: grain, meat, timber, and steel. The Lakes provide passage for those goods around the world. The two—land and water—are inseparable, their destiny interlocked.Tales of the Great Lakes encompasses ... View more info

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Story of Old Elm in Boston Common.

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: John Wilson and Son.: 1876

Seller ID: 2266077


Pages unopened, minor loss from corners of rear wrapper. 1876 Soft Cover. 23, [1] pp. A celebration of the old elm in Boston Common, including an engraving of the tree as it appeared in 1855, with reference to a number of historical events that took place nearby. View more info

Image for Sunshine at Home: Sparkling Pages for the Child, the Youth, the Parent. A Family Portfolio of Natural History, Biography, and Bible Scenes. One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations.

Sunshine at Home: Sparkling Pages for the Child, the Youth, the Parent. A Family Portfolio of Natural History, Biography, and Bible Scenes. One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations.

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Review and Harold: 1883

Seller ID: 2266774


Edges rubbed, stain on rear wrapper. 1883 Large Hardcover. 112 pp. Sparkling Pages for the Child, the Youth, the Parent. A Family Portfolio of Natural History, Biography, and Bible Scenes. One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations. View more info

Image for The Genesee Farmer, January, 1851. Vol. XII. No. 1. - 12.

The Genesee Farmer, January, 1851. Vol. XII. No. 1. - 12.

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Genesee Farmer: 1851

Seller ID: 2205712


Front and end matter, fore-edge margin, and a few text pages foxed. 1851 Soft Cover. [9]-292, [2] pp. Shoestring-bound sammelband of twelve issues of The Genesee Farmer, reinforced with wood. An important mid-19th century agricultural periodical published in Rochester, New York. Collected articles on farming, livestock, and other rural concerns, with engraved illustrations throughout.KEYWORDS: EPHEMERA AGRICULTURE FARMING FARM LIFE GENESEE VALLEY View more info

Image for A Treatise on the Manufacture, Imitation, Adulteration, and Reduction of Foreign Wines, Brandies, Gins, Rums, Etc. Etc., including 'Old Rye' Whiskey, 'Old Rye Monongahela,' 'Wheat,' and 'Bourbon' Whiskeys, Fancy Brandies, Cordials, and Domestic Liquors. Based upon the 'French System.'

A Treatise on the Manufacture, Imitation, Adulteration, and Reduction of Foreign Wines, Brandies, Gins, Rums, Etc. Etc., including 'Old Rye' Whiskey, 'Old Rye Monongahela,' 'Wheat,' and 'Bourbon' Whiskeys, Fancy Brandies, Cordials, and Domestic Liquors. Based upon the 'French System.'

By: A Practical Chemist, and Experienced Liquor Dealer.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Published for the Author: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266630


Rebound in navy blue buckram, with gilt titles and rules on spine. Original green endpapers retained, and somewhat faded along edges. 1860 Hard Cover. xii, 208, [8] pp. An pre-American Civil War guide to the commercial production of wine and spirits, with scientific explanations related to the fermentation and distillation processes, and recipes for a variety of styles of wine, whiskey, brandy, gin, etc. View more info

Image for Slickrock: The Canyon Country of Southeast Utah

Slickrock: The Canyon Country of Southeast Utah

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sierra Club: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2174887


First edition. Edges stained. 1971 Large Hardcover. 143, [1] pp. A photographic account of Escalante basin, with text by Edward Abbey (author of Desert Solitaire, and photographs by Philip Hyde. View more info

Image for How to Know the American Marine Shells

How to Know the American Marine Shells

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Signet: 1961

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2066725


First printing. Binding fragile, wrappers and pages toned. 1961 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 222 pp. A new guide to the most abundant and colorful shells of our Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Includes 12 color photographic plates View more info

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How to Collect Shells: A Symposium

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $4.00

Publisher: American Malacological Union: 1955

Seller ID: 2067041


1955 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 75, [7] pp. A complete guide for shell collecting. View more info

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American Seashells (The New Illustrated Naturalist)

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Van Nostrand: 1955

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2067065


5th printing. Jacket shows some wear.Good. 1955 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 541 pp. A guide to the shells of the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf shores of the United States and Canada, Central America, and the Islands of the Caribbean. Color and black-and-white plates, black-and-white illustrations in text. View more info

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Kingdom of the Seashell

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Rutledge: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2067066


First edition. An exceptional copy. 1988 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 256 pp. This is the first truly comprehensive survey of seashells. It delves into all of the shells' intriguing facets - from their biology and their influence upon art, medicine, religion, archaeology and commerce to the practical aspects of shellfisheries and to the fascinating, rewarding aspects of shell collecting. Over 250 illustrations, 94 in full color. View more info

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The Ig Nobel Prizes: The Annals of Improbable Research

By: Abrahams, Marc

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dutton: 2003

Seller ID: 2267894


Lightly rubbed. 2003 Hard Cover. A tribute to a range of tongue-in-cheek contributions to the scientific community honors a professor who theorized that toast always falls butter-side down, a southern Baptist church that identified the number of Alabama residents going to hell, and the Australian who successfully patented the wheel. View more info

Image for A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poinsons. Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy. And Methods of Detecting Them. (From the Mallinckrodt Collection of Food Classics, Volume II)

A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poinsons. Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy. And Methods of Detecting Them. (From the Mallinckrodt Collection of Food Classics, Volume II)

By: Accum, F.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mallinckrodt: 1966

Seller ID: 2259852


Modern reissue of very early (1820) culinary work. Good copy in good slipcase. Slipcase edges rubbed. Pages foxed. 1966 Trade Paperback. xii, 269 pp. A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poinsons. Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy. And Methods of Detecting Them. (From the Mal... View more info

A Slender Thread: Rediscovering Hope at the Heart of Crisis

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books / Random House, Inc.: 1998

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1314704


First printing. Single light spine crease, faint crease down front cover. 1998 Trade Paperback. 320 pp. Diane Ackerman, the prizewinning, bestselling author of A Natural History of the Senses, volunteers every week at a local crisis center, where people call in anonymously, strung out, desperate, imploring, or hostile, holding on to hope through a phone line. Her secret life spent with callers is shocking, funny, stressful, healing, and inspiring. So, too, is her life in... View more info

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Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science

By: Aczel, Amir D.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Atria Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202651


First edition. Pages lightly toned.Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. x, 275 pp. In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall, Foucault offered the first definitive proof -- before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society, including the future emperor, Napoleon III -- that the earth r... View more info

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Nature through the Seasons

By: Adams, Richard; Hooper, Max

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1975

Seller ID: 2263102


Top edge of jacket very lightly rubbed, jacket faintly toned. Spine slightly cocked, boards slightly bowed, pages very faintly toned. 1975 Hard Cover. 108 pp. Illustrated by David A. Goddard. Describes the animals, birds, trees, and flowers that the amateur naturalist is likely to encounter in each season. View more info

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Effects of Urbanization on the Magnitude and Frequency of Floods in Northeastern Illinois (U.S. Geological Survey Water-Resources Investigations 79-36)

By: Allen, Howard E., Jr. & Bejcek, Richard M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce: 1979

Seller ID: 1527836


1979 Stapled Binding. 48 pp. 11 x 8 1/2. CONTENTS: Glossary; Factors for converting...; Abstract; Introduction; Description of Study Area; Watershed Selection and Analysis; Regionalization; Application of Regional Equations; Effect of Urban Development; Summary and Conclusions; References. View more info

Image for The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation, from the Louisiana Purchase to Today

The Mississippi and the Making of a Nation, from the Louisiana Purchase to Today

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.; Brinkley, Douglas G.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: National Geographic: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200642


First edition. Minor wear to corners. 2002 Large Hardcover. 273 pp. Oblong, 9 3/8 x 11. On a map, the Mississippi River cuts America neatly in half coursing from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico and separating East from West. But the Mississippi is in fact the 'spine of our nation,' says Stephen Ambrose. It knits the nation together and connects the heartland to the world. It is our great natural wonder, a priceless treasure bought for a fledgling America by the visionary... View more info

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Lithium Drifted P-I-N Junctions in Silicon: Particle Identification and Irradiation Effects

By: Ammerlaan, C.A.J. (Cornelius Antonius Josephus)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: N.V. Dijkstra's Drukkerij V/H Boekdrukkerij Gebroeders Hoitsema Groningen: 1967

Seller ID: 1265891


Review copy -- insert stating with the compliments of C.A.J. Ammerlaan laid in, along with a page from a December 1968 Journal of Applied Physics (Volume 39, Number 13) article by Ammerlaan, entitled Recovery Behavior of Si(Li) Junctions after Gamma Irradiation. An exceptional copy. 1967 Trade Paperback. 130 pp. CONTENTS: Preface; PREPARATION OF P-I-N JUNCTIONS: Introduction; Dislocation density; Hall effect; Resistivity; Infrared absorption; p-n Junction characteristics... View more info

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The Ancient World; or, Picturesque Sketches of Creation.

By: Ansted, D.T.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Lea & Blanchard: 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203470


First edition. Owner bookplate of Eliza Coleman on front endpaper, page ridges and endpapers faintly foxed. 1847 Hard Cover. xi, 382, [24] pp. 8vo. A geological prehistory of the Earth, beginning before the introduction of life and continuing through the tertiary period. KEYWORDS: GEOLOGY PREHISTORIC SCIENCE ANCIENT WORLD EVOLUTION LIFE BIOLOGY GEOLOGIC EPOCHS View more info

William Herschel (British Men of Science)

By: Armitage, Angus

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons:

Seller ID: 1523035


Lightly rubbed, jacket price clipped.Very Good. 158 pp. Sir Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS, German: Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel (15 November 1738 – 25 August 1822) was a British astronomer, technical expert, and a composer. Born in Hannover, Wilhelm first followed his father into the Military Band of Hannover, but emigrated to Britain at age 19. Herschel became most famous for the discovery of the planet Uranus in addition to several of its major moons such as Tita... View more info