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1. Alley, William M.; Alley, Rosemarie (2013). Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-level Nuclear Waste (1st ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 370 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (tiny dent top edge), top spine little creased. The full history of nuclear waste from the early days after World War 2 (WW2) up to the present time. William Alley is an expert including leading the US Geological Survey (USGS) study of Yucca Mountain. The book is written in down-to-earth language which will interest public interest groups, affected communities, and anyone interested in finding out more about this issue. It is also a valuable resource for policymakers, political staff, environmentalists, and research scientists working in related fields. ISBN/ASIN: 9781107030114. Our Book No: 30163. $30 AUD.

2. Allingham, Cedric; Moore, Patrick (anonymous) (1954). Flying Saucer from Mars (Reprint ed). London: Frederick Muller. 143 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good plus condition, black & white photos, edges & title page moderately foxed, gilt spine lettering little faded, pages toned, minimal annotation (tick mark), owner's written name. Cedric Allingham claimed to see a flying saucer land in Scotland and communicate with the occupant. There is even a photo of the Martian. This book was later exposed as a hoax written by British astronomer Patrick Moore to demonstrate the gullibility of the British public. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: B000JVW6E8. Our Book No: 12226. $15 AUD.

3. Barnard, J. A.; Bradley, J. N. (1985). Flame and Combustion (2nd revised ed). London: Chapman & Hall. 308 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, tables, figures, spine little creased, light foxing edges, crease top corner rear cover, minor edgewear corners, owner's written names including edges. A wide-ranging introduction to flames and combustion. The fundamentals of combustion and a discussion of the practical applications of this knowledge in technology is given. This second edition has been revised. problems for student solution, with answers, have been added. A new section has been included on the environmental aspects of combustion. ISBN/ASIN: 0412230402. Our Book No: 25560. $20 AUD.

4. Barry, James Dale (1980). Ball Lightning and Bead Lightning: Extreme Forms of Atmospheric Electricity (1st ed). New York: Plenum Press. 298 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), blue boards (gilt spine title, corner tips little bumped), figures, light foxing edges, reverse side jacket lightly toned (chipped, slight loss spine ends, edgewear, some rubbing edges & spine, few scratches rear cover, slight loss bottom edges flaps). This fascinating book by James Dale Barry reviews the known physical aspects of ball lightning and bead lightning, two unusual forms of natural atmospheric phenomena. This book offers a general understanding of them, and covers luminosity, motion, emission characteristics, decay, and environmental effects. There are over 50 photos, constituting the largest known collection of photos of these phenomena in one volume, and a bibliography of over 1800 entries. This book will interest people involved in earth sciences, geophysics, physics, lightning research, meteorology, atmospheric physics, plasma physics, and electrical phenomena. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 0306402726. Our Book No: 41298. $80 AUD.

5. Basu, Dipak (editor) (2001). Dictionary of Material Science and High Energy Physics (1st ed) [Comprehensive Dictionary of Physics]. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 346 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket as issued, very good condition, figures, owner's rubber stamp front flyleaf. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . This dictionary offers concise, authoritative definitions of more than 3,000 terms. It covers a range of matter and high energy disciplines, with natural overlap into mathematics, engineering, chemistry, and biology. The editor has provided a lucid, accessible, and convenient reference valuable to both the novice and the professional. ISBN/ASIN: 0849328896. Our Book No: 25550. $35 AUD.

6. Battocletti, Joseph H. (1976). Electromagnetism, Man and the Environment [Westview Environmental Studies]. Boulder, CO: Westview Press. 84 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket (missing, very good condition, cancelled EX-LIBRARY, library marks (labels including front cover, rubber stamps), minor edgewear, minor pencil annotation. An excellent academic survey of electromagnetic pollution in the modern world (and its potential benefits), with a focus on its effects on human physiology. By project director magnetic resonance at Medical College of Wisconsin. ISBN/ASIN: 0891586121. Our Book No: 17861. $15 AUD.

7. Becker, Robert O. (1990). Cross Currents: The Startling Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation on Health (1st ed). London: Bloomsbury Books. 336 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge & reverse side jacket little foxed, minor edgewear. Robert Becker, an American professor, explores the meeting of two opposing trends: the rise of electromedicine (unlocking the secrets of healing) and electropollution (a pressing environmental danger from manmade electromagnetic fields). ISBN/ASIN: 0747507619. Our Book No: 2756. $30 AUD.

8. Bhathal, Ragbir (1993). Australian Astronomer John Tebbutt: The Life and Work of the Man on the $100 note. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 111 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top edge foxed, minor edgewear. A biography by Ragbir Bhathal of Australia's most famous 19th century astronomer who built the largest private observatories in Australia at Windsor, New South Wales. ISBN/ASIN: 0864175221. Our Book No: 3225. $30 AUD.

9. Binns, R. A. (Ray); McBryde, I. (Isabel) (1972). A Petrological Analysis of Ground-edge Artefacts from Northern New South Wales [Australian Aboriginal Studies Series]. Canberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS). 131 pp. Paperback large quarto, good plus condition, glossy card cover, black & white text-photos (plates), black & white & single-colour maps, bottom corner front cover very creased (slightly affects first several pages), spine & fore-edge strip cover faded, some edgewear. Ray Binns and Isabel McBryde provide a geological study of ground-edge axes used by Australian Aborigines with the purpose of identifying their mineral composition and origin. (No 47 in the 'Australian Aboriginal Studies Series', from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. An earlier version is published in 1969 in the academic journal 'Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society', volume 35.). ISBN/ASIN: 0855750251. Our Book No: 12291. $60 AUD.

10. Bodanis, David (2005). Electric Universe: How Electricity Switched on the Modern World. London: Little Brown. 237 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, edges & pages faintly toned, minor edgewear corners. Explains the many uses of electricity in the modern world. He weaves stories of divine inspiration, romance, and fraud through lucid accounts of scientific breakthrough. The journey of discovery goes to the Atlantic, Hamburg, and the insides of the human body. ISBN/ASIN: 0316729728. Our Book No: 28196. $15 AUD.

11. Brian, Denis (1996). Einstein: A Life (1st p/b ed). New York: John Wiley. 509 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, corner front cover faintly creased, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. His face is one of the most recognized on the planet, and his name is synonymous with genius. An engaging popular biography of Albert Einstein, the famous German-American physicist, that draws on a wealth of new information recently opened to the public to bring us a broader, more authentic portrait of Einstein than previously available. The first full-scale Einstein life published in 20 years, it is also the first to integrate Einstein's genius with his private and public life to give us a complete impression of the real person. When Einstein's elegantly audacious relativity theory emerged in 1905, he was just an obscure 26-year-old Swiss Patent Office examiner. His equation E = MC2 revolutionized physics. Worried by this liberal Jew, FBI director J. Edgar Hoover compiled a 1000-page file, which Brian calls a jumble of fact, fantasy, lies, rumours and ravings. ISBN/ASIN: 0471114596. Our Book No: 17107. $25 AUD.

12. Brimblecombe, Peter (1986). Air Composition and Chemistry (1st ed) [Cambridge Environmental Chemistry Series]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 224 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, tiny tear top spine, spine lightly faded, base spine bumped, minor edgewear. About the atmosphere and man's influence on it. Discusses the geochemical, biological and maritime sources of the trace gases, atmospheric gases, suspended particles and rainfall, air pollution, decline in health, plant and animal damage, damage to constructional materials, interior pollution, acid rain, changes in global carbon dioxide and methane, and chemistry and pollution of the upper atmosphere. Will assist students of chemistry, environmental science, ecology, geography and health gain an understanding of air chemistry. ISBN/ASIN: 0521275237. Our Book No: 25593. $15 AUD.

13. Brizer, David (1996). Addiction and Recovery for Beginners (1st ed) [Addiction Series, Self Help Series]. New York: Writers And Readers Publishing. 152 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white cartoons, light foxing top edge, minor edgewear. This cartoon book is an introduction to the serious subject of chemical dependence with a bit of humor. By means of fact-and-fun filled text by David Brizer and cartoons by Ricardo Castaneda, the two MDs take a graphic tour through the history, biology, and psychosocial underpinnings of addiction and its treatment. ISBN/ASIN: 0863161987. Our Book No: 24139. $12 AUD.

14. Broinowski, Richard (2012). Fallout from Fukushima (1st ed). Melbourne, Brunswick: Scribe Publications. 273 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The story of Japan's worst nuclear disaster, and the attempts to suppress, downplay, and obscure its consequences. The author, a former diplomat travelled into the irradiated zone to speak to those affected, and to find out why authorities delayed warning the public about the severity of the radiation. Combining interviews, research and analysis, he reveals the extent of the disaster's consequences. ISBN/ASIN: 9781922070166. Our Book No: 27402. $18 AUD.

15. Browne, Maurice (1946). The Atom and the Way (1st ed). London: Victor Gollancz. 79 pp. Hardback small, no jacket (missing), good condition, blue cloth cover, pages lightly toned, corners covers lightly bumped, spine & spine title little faded, few tiny pin holes endpapers, minor edgewear. Discusses the effects of the controlled release of atomic energy. Our Book No: 27624. $10 AUD.

16. CHAST (1989). Piperonyl Butoxide [CHAST Publication, no 3]. Sydney: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney (CHAST). 23 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, minor edgewear. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST discusses the toxic chemical piperonyl butoxide, an insecticide. Our Book No: 13257. $10 AUD.

17. CHAST (1989). General Health Hazard Information Regarding the Use of Pesticides [CHAST Publication, no 2]. Sydney: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney (CHAST). 13 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, card cover, stapled pamphlet, map, minor edgewear. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST summarises the toxic and hazardous properties of pesticides. Our Book No: 13258. $10 AUD.

18. Chesterton, Ridley D.; Fenton, R. S. (1984). Gas and Electricity Colliers: The Sea-going Ships Owned by the British Gas and Electricity Industries (1st ed). Kendal, UK: World Ship Society. 120 pp. Paperback small trade, good condition, black & white photos (including frontispiece), flags and funnels for gas and electricity colliers, light toning edges, few light creases along spine, spine & covers little faded, top corner front cover & some pages lightly creased, top spine little bumped, few tiny scuffs rear cover, minor edgewear, rubber name stamp inside front cover. From the foreword: This is the story of a group of ships that were very close to Douglas Ridley Chesterton's heart - the unlovely but hard-working fleet of colliers owned by the Gas and Electricity undertakings of London and the South East. He died in 1979, before he could finish the book, and it has been completed by R. S. Fenton. ISBN/ASIN: 0905617339. Our Book No: 30458. $20 AUD.

19. Clark, Ronald W. (1999). Einstein: The Life and Times (Modern reprint ed). New York: Bard / Avon Books. 878 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Ronald Clark has written an acclaimed lengthy biography of Albert Einstein, the German-American physicist and genius who first formulated the theories of relativity. ISBN/ASIN: 038001159X. Our Book No: 3895. $15 AUD.

20. Clegg, Brian (2013). Gravity: Why What Goes Up, Must Come Down. London: Duckworth Overlook. 322 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, few diagrams, spine little creased, tiny bump top spine, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book is a fascinating modern examination of how the mysterious force of gravity works, from the theories of the Greeks to Newton to Einstein. ISBN/ASIN: 9780715644072. Our Book No: 30193. $20 AUD.

21. Coleman, James A. (1963). Relativity for the Layman: A Simplified Account of the History, Theory, and Proofs of Relativity (Reprint ed) [A Pelican Book]. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 126 pp. Paperback, very good condition, figures, pages toned as usual, minor edgewear. This book has been written in plain language not requiring too much knowledge of mathematics, physics, or astronomy. The book presents the relevant scientific history which preceded Einstein's relativity theory, a complete but simple account of the theory itself, and a detailed description of the various proofs of the theory up to the present. Our Book No: 24516. $10 AUD.

22. Collie, Craig (2011). Nagasaki: The Massacre of the Innocent and Unknowing (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 338 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, corners front cover & near spine little creased, minor edgewear. This book is based on eye-witness accounts, contemporary diaries, letters and interviews. The author has collected the stories of the many levels of devastation suffered on that fateful day. There were 80,000 people killed as a result of the atomic bomb, half of that number instantaneously. ISBN/ASIN: 9781742372891. Our Book No: 30026. $15 AUD.

23. Craig, D. P.; Thirunamachandran, T. (1998). Molecular Quantum Electrodynamics: An Introduction to Radiation-Molecule Interactions (Reissue ed). New York: Dover Publications. 324 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. The paperback reissue of the popular textbook on quantum electrodynamics by D. P. Craig and T. Thirunamachandran. (Originally published, 1984.). ISBN/ASIN: 0486402142. Our Book No: 14498. $15 AUD.

24. Dart, R. K. (1996). Microbiology for the Analytical Chemist (1st ed). Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry. 159 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, cover corners lightly scuffed, minor edgewear, red biro annotation one page, owner's rubber stamps including edges. This book has been written for analytical chemists who have little or no knowledge of microbiology, but may need to interpret microbiological results. The book covers a wide area of microbiological situations in analysis. ISBN/ASIN: 0854045244. Our Book No: 25562. $12 AUD.

25. Davidson, Keay (1999). Carl Sagan: A Life. New York: John Wiley & Sons. 540 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, few black & white photos, bottom corner rear cover faintly creased, minor edgewear corners. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . A biography of one of the most influential, provocative, and celebrated American astronomers and science advocate of this century. The author interviewed Sagan's family and friends and had exclusive access to many personal papers to write this biography. ISBN/ASIN: 0471395366. Our Book No: 28076. $30 AUD.

26. de Fontenelle, [M. Bernard le Bovier] (1839). Entretiens sur la Pluralite des Mondes (Nouvelle ed). Paris: Armand Pougin, Librarie. 173 pp. Hardback very small (13.6 x 9.0 cm), good plus condition, cross-hatched leather cover (gilt edges & elaborate spine decoration), spine name label, marbled endpapers, pages lightly toned, minor foxing, owner's written names. By the French man-of-letters (1657 - 1757), a member of the French Academy. A series of six essays on astronomy ("Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds"), ranging from First Night to Sixth Night. Our Book No: 15690. $40 AUD.

27. Dee, John; Halliwell, James Orchard (editor) (1998). The Private Diary of Dr John Dee (Facsimile ed). Montana: Kessinger Publishing Company. 102 pp. Paperback large quarto, as new condition, flexible cover, cover design differs from stock photo. Subtitle: "And the Catalogue of His Library of Manuscripts from the Original Manuscripts in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, and Trinity College Library, Cambridge." Facsimile of 1842 edition. Printed copy of POD book. John Dee (1527 - 1608) was a noted English mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, geographer, occultist, and consultant to Queen Elizabeth I. He also devoted much of his life to alchemy, divination, and Hermetic philosophy. Dee straddled the worlds of science and magic just as they were becoming distinguishable. ISBN/ASIN: 1564591093. Our Book No: 3483. $18 AUD.

28. Deppe, Adolf H. (2004). Colours' Healing Shadows: An Introduction to Phototherapy. Eaton, WA: Self-published: A. H. Deppe. 120 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, figures, glossy paper, minor edgewear. A self-published book by Adolf Deppe that strives to give an overview of theoretical and practical issues in phototherapy - therapy with light and colour - that has potential far-reaching beneficial therapeutic applications in psychological and medical clinics and similar areas once it is more clearly understood. ISBN/ASIN: 0646436775. Our Book No: 14412. $20 AUD.

29. Dickson, Paul (2001). Sputnik: The Shock of the Century (1st ed). New York: Walker & Co. 310 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minimal edgewear jacket. Paul Dickson reports the dramatic events and developments leading up to and following the Soviet launch of the satellite Sputnik in 1957. This book is a strikingly revised picture of the politics and personalities behind the facade of America's fledgling efforts to get into space exploration (the start of the space race, part of the Cold War). First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 0802713653. Our Book No: 28830. $20 AUD.

30. Dickson, Paul (2011). Sputnik: The Shock of the Century (1st p/b ed). New York: Walker & Co. 310 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear, remainder mark (spot). Paul Dickson writes about the dramatic events and developments leading up to and following the Soviet launch of the satellite Sputnik in 1957. This book is a strikingly revised picture of the politics and personalities behind the facade of America's fledgling efforts to get into space exploration (the start of the space race, part of the Cold War). ISBN/ASIN: 9780802779519. Our Book No: 26787. $15 AUD.

31. Emmott (1937). Electrical Year Book 1937: A Collection of Electrical Engineering Notes, Rules, Tables and Data [Electrical Yearbook 1937]. Manchester & London: Emmott & Company / Mechanical World Office. 380 pp. Hardback very small, no jacket, good plus condition, green cloth cover (black lettering), tables, black & white drawings, adverts, spine ends lightly worn, scuff mark prelim page, owner's written name & details. The year 1937 is the 30th year of publication for this little handbook by Emmott & Company for electrical engineers and contractors. Includes a blank daily diary at rear. (Sticker of N.S.W. Bookstall Co.). Our Book No: 2478. $15 AUD.

32. Essington, Michael E. (2004). Soil and Water Chemistry: An Integrative Approach (1st ed). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 534 pp. Hardback large, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, tables, few scratches covers, owner's rubber stamps including edges. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A comprehensive overview of the chemical and mineralogical characteristics and processes of soils. Gives a complete overview of water chemistry, with a detailed focus on hydration-hydrolysis, Lowry-Bronsted and Lewis acidity and basicity, and sampling methods. Contains nearly 300 original figures and 90 tables. ISBN/ASIN: 0849312582. Our Book No: 25573. $60 AUD.

33. Everett, J. D. (Joseph David) (1887). Elementary Text-book of Physics (4th ed) [Elementary Textbooks]. London: Blackie & Son. 316 pp. Hardback very small (16.8 x 11.4 cm), no jacket as issued, good condition, decorative dark brown cloth cover, dark green endpapers, figures (drawings), cover corners top corner covers worn & scuffed (particularly rear cover), edgewear corners & top spine, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, owner's written name & details. Fourth edition. A scarce collectable small-format school physics textbook by J. D. Everett, published by Blackie & Son in their Elementary Textbooks series. The author is professor of natural philosophy, Queen's College, Belfast. (No date, but about 1887, Trove.). . ISBN/ASIN: B001UDNO54. Our Book No: 3247. $30 AUD.

34. Ewald, Connie (1990). Chromium: Environmental and Health Concerns [CHAST Publication]. Sydney: CHAST: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney. 20 pp. Paperback trade, stapled pamphlet, card covers, very good plus condition. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST discusses the environmental and health concerns of this toxic metal. ISBN/ASIN: 086758341X. Our Book No: 20561. $10 AUD.

35. Gillespie, Richard (2011). The Great Melbourne Telescope. Melbourne: Museum Victoria. 188 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, minimal edgewear. Richard Gillespie describes the Great Melbourne Telescope designed by leading British astronomers and erected at Melbourne Observatory in 1869 - it was the second largest telescope in the world. The telescope had a second and third life, transferred to Mount Stromlo Observatory near Canberra in 1945 - it was rebuilt for new astronomical projects. In the 1990s it detected compelling evidence of dark matter. Now returned to Melbourne, it is being restored for a new life. ISBN/ASIN: 9781921833052. Our Book No: 26576. $25 AUD.

36. Goodger, E. M. (1975). Hydrocarbon Fuels: Production, Properties and Performance of Liquids and Gases (1st ed). London: Macmillan Press. 270 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), tables, figures, light toning flyleaves, edges creased jacket (edge tears, edgewear, slight loss top spine), minor annotation, owner's written names including edges. Examines the world energy scene, and of the place of hydrocarbon fuels within it, and includes the problems and techniques associated with the winning of crude oil. ISBN/ASIN: 0333185226. Our Book No: 25564. $15 AUD.

37. Harrison, Kenneth (1983). Road to Hiroshima (Revised ed). Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 280 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, top edge little creased jacket (reverse side minimally foxed), minor edgewear. Road to Hiroshima, by Kenneth Harrison (Rigby, 1983). An autobiographical account of an Australian soldier who fought against the Japanese during WW2 in the desperate struggle to save Malaya. Includes his life as a POW in Malaysia and on the Thailand "Death Railway", before being sent to dockside Nagasaki in Japan itself. Includes a visit to atomic bomb site Hiroshima before arrival of allied troops. Documents and photos, many never before published, illustrate this true war story. ISBN/ASIN: 0727017918. Our Book No: 25583. $20 AUD.

38. Hawkins, C. C.; Smith, S. P.; Neville, S. (1919). Papers on the Design of Alternating Current Machinery (1st ed). London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons. 392 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, navy boards (embossed, gilt lettering cover & spine), figures (some fold-out), pages lightly toned, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. . This book (of historical interest) originated out of many discussions on technical subjects. The papers collected here find a connecting link in their common purpose, which is to deal scientifically and practically with problems arising in the design of alternating current machinery, and the point of view adopted throughout is that of the practical designer. SALE PRICE. Our Book No: 25888. $30 AUD.

39. Hoffmann, Banesh; Dukas, Helen (with) (1975). Einstein. Herts: Paladin. 272 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, black & white photos & drawings, top corner front cover creased, few light creases covers, spine creased, top edge foxed, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Captures the essence of Einstein's mind and his science, and shows the growth of ideas that led Einstein to his most important theories. Helen Dukas, Einstein's secretary for over thirty years, has provided valuable personal insights, and many documents and photographs are reproduced here for the first time. ISBN/ASIN: 058608195X. Our Book No: 24755. $10 AUD.

40. Huizenga, John R. (1993). Cold Fusion: The Scientific Fiasco of the Century (1st p/b ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press (OUP). 318 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, few tiny scratches covers, bottom edge rubbed, minor edgewear. This book documents the alleged development of cold fusion by Merin Feischmann and Stanley Pons, University of Utah. Provides a careful and thorough study of the scientific and other issues relating to the controversy. Seemingly a classic study of pseudoscience. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 0198558171. Our Book No: 21579. $20 AUD.

41. Institute of Australia, Safety (1978). Rural Safety Manual: Published Papers Presented at the 1978 Royal Easter Show. [Sydney]: Safety Institute of Australia. 164 pp. Hardback small octavo, very good condition, green cloth cover, old price marks, compliments slip affixed. Includes papers on child and home safety, machinery accidents, insecticide poisoning, bushfires, animal-derived diseases, and explosions in the grain industry. Our Book No: 12147. $10 AUD.

42. Jafarzadeh, Alireza (2008). The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 300 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition. From the expert who first brought Iran's nuclear program to the attention of the world comes a searing expose of the inner workings and plans of Iran's mullahs. With access to dissident groups inside Iran, traces President Ahmadinejad from his radical roots and involvement in terror attacks to his impact on Iran's weapons program. Reveals new details of Iran's meddling in Iraq, and its broader goals for the future of the Middle East. ISBN/ASIN: 9780230601284. Our Book No: 16398. $15 AUD.

43. Jeans, Sir James (1945). The New Background of Science (2nd ed). London: Scientific Book Club. 312 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, some pages little creased, minor edgewear. The pioneer British physicist provides a popular account of modern physics, particularly relativity and quantum mechanics, against a background of rudimentary philosophy (of the scientist rather than the metaphysician). Our Book No: 4267. $12 AUD.

44. Jeffreys, Diarmuid (2004). Aspirin: The Remarkable Story of a Wonder Drug (1st ed). London: Bloomsbury. 339 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket). First edition. Diarmuid Jeffreys traces the striking story of the drug said to be useful as a preventative treatment for heart attacks, strokes and possibly many other disorders. The author traces the drug's origins to ancient Egypt, through its industrial development at the end of the 19th century (Bayer company in Germany), and its key role in the great flu pandemic of 1918 that killed more people than WW1, to its subsequent exploitation by the big pharmaceutical conglomerates. ISBN/ASIN: 0747570779. Our Book No: 4369. $25 AUD.

45. Jerome, Fred (2002). The Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover's Secret War Against the World's Most Famous Scientist (1st stated ed). New York: St Martin's Press. 358 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, front flap creased jacket (minor edgewear), remainder mark. Using material newly obtained through the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act, the author weaves information from Einstein's 2000-page FBI file with the history of the period to create a spy-story-like narrative that also looks at Einstein's political views. From the moment of Einstein's arrival in the United States in 1933, fleeing Nazi Germany, Hoover feverishly collected supposed derogatory information to undermine the renowned physicist's influence and reputation. ISBN/ASIN: 0312288565. Our Book No: 27236. $20 AUD.

46. Kamkwamba, William; Mealer, Bryan (2009). The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (1st UK ed). London: HarperCollins. 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, corners front cover minimally creased, spine little faded, minor edgewear. William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, an African country where magic ruled, modern science was a mystery, finding food is an ongoing battle, and opportunity and hope were difficult to come by. With only a few old text books and his determination, he constructed a crude windmill. This windmill would prove to be a small miracle that would eventually bring electricity and water to William's little village, changing the community and the lives of the people in the village. This is an inspiring story about one person who was faced with adversity and how he made a difference by using his passion for science and technology. ISBN/ASIN: 9780007316182. Our Book No: 28694. $20 AUD.

47. Keyes, Donald B.; Deem, A. Garrell (1942). Chemical Engineers' Manual: Professional Edition. New York / London: John Wiley & Sons / Chapman & Hall. 221 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, thick flexible burgundy cloth cover (gilt title & spine lettering), figures, tables, light foxing endpapers, slight crease front cover & last few pages, light toning pages, owner's written name on front free flyleaf (old written name roughly crossed out), owner's initials top & bottom edges. The purpose of this manual by D. B. Keyes and A. G. Deem (professors of chemical engineering) is to present to the chemical engineering student and practicing engineer with the equations and tables that are used by the profession. The material has been taken largely from well-known textbooks and handbooks, and a serious attempt has been made to standardize the symbols throughout the entire book. This would be a great little addition to a collection of old engineering books. ISBN/ASIN: B0006APVKS. Our Book No: 26332. $20 AUD.

48. Kirk, John T. O. (2007). Science and Certainty. Melbourne: CSIRO Publishing. 262 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, figures, minimal scratching covers, minor edgewear. John Kirk, a former CSIRO senior research scientist, provides a clear and wide ranging scientific explanation of the real world. Why do certain areas of science cause concern to many people today? He attempts to clear away many misunderstandings about the nature and origin of physical and biological reality, and also of consciousness and environmentalism. This book will appeal to popular science readers, those with an interest in the environment, and with the implications of science for the meaning of human existence, as well as students of philosophy, ethics and theology. ISBN/ASIN: 9780643093911. Our Book No: 22850. $25 AUD.

49. Koestler, Arthur; Butterfield, Herbert (introduction) (1989). The Sleepwalkers: A History of Man's Changing Vision of the Universe (Reprint ed). London: Arkana / Penguin Books. 623 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. Arthur Koestler brings to life the whole history of cosmology from the Babylonians to Newton. He discusses how the split between science and religion arose, and how in particular, the modern world-view replaced the medieval world-view in the scientific revolution of the 17th century. Vivid pen-portraits of a string of great scientists make clear the role that political bias and unconscious prejudice played in their creativity (including how the Catholic Church held back the advance of science in the Middle Ages). ISBN/ASIN: 0140192468. Our Book No: 29746. $20 AUD.

50. Kohn, Alexander (1989). Fortune or Failure: Missed Opportunities and Chance Discoveries in Science. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 199 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), bottom edge rear cover creased jacket (reverse side faintly foxed), minor edgewear. Fortune or Failure: Missed Opportunities and Chance Discoveries in Science, by Alexander Kohn (1989). The Israeli professor of virology combines his anecdotal skill with wit and insight to shed light on the often mysterious, but always compelling, process of scientific discovery. Specifically, he examines the neglected role of chance (serendipity) in major scientific discoveries in physics, astronomy, chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology. The discovery of penicillin gets a special chapter. ISBN/ASIN: 0631160876. Our Book No: 16279. $20 AUD.

51. Kok, L. P.; Boon, Mathilde E. (2003). Microwaves for the Art of Microscopy. Leiden: Coulomb Press Leyden. 368 pp. Hardback wide octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, many figures (including black & white & colour text-photos), sticker rear cover. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This passionate book summarises 20 years of work by a physicist (L. P. Kok) and pathologist (Mathilde E. Boon) to improve the microscopic examination of specimens (particularly pathological) with the use of innovative microwave techniques. ISBN/ASIN: 9071421414. Our Book No: 16269. $100 AUD.

52. Laszlo, Ervin (1993). The Creative Cosmos: A Unified Science of Matter, Life and Mind. Edinburgh: Floris Books. 255 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, faint foxing inside covers & flyleaf, minor edgewear. Examines scientific inquiry into the nature of reality. Laszlo proposes a universal psi-field underlying and interconnecting all of matter. He examines the probable nature and workings of this cosmic medium, using the most recent findings in holodynamics and scalar wave theory. We exist in an intrinsically creative cosmos which preserves and renews the imprint of all that is and ever was. Written in a clear and accessible style, this books makes vital reading for all those searching to understand the paradigms for the emerging interdisciplinary science for the next century. ISBN/ASIN: 0863151728. Our Book No: 26470. $15 AUD.

53. Liska, Ken (2004). Drugs and the Human Body: With Implications for Society (7th ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall / Pearson Education. 454 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear. A popular textbook by Ken Liska, here in its seventh edition. He addresses high-use, high-abuse drugs, and their effects on society, including addiction (USA). Designed for undergraduate courses in chemistry, biology, sociology and criminal justice. ISBN/ASIN: 0131773216. Our Book No: 3515. $25 AUD.

54. Livingstone, Stanley; Howe, Russell (preface) (1999). The School of Chemistry 1878 - 1999: A Contribution to the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the University of New South Wales 1949 - 1999 (1st ed). Sydney, Kensington: University of New South Wales Press. 40 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, sepia (brown-coloured) text-photos, minor edgewear. This booklet tells a brief history of the School of Chemistry of The University of New South Wales. A few photos by Max Dupain are included. The rear cover has a montage of students and staff, past and present of the School. ISBN/ASIN: 0733405576. Our Book No: 25807. $20 AUD.

55. Lourie, Bruce; Smith, Rick (2015). Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World (Reprint ed). Brisbane, St Lucia: University of Queensland Press (UQP). 289 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, tables, corners tips covers & few endpages little creased or marked, minimal edgewear, remainder strip bottom edge. Examines the toxins that surround us on an everyday basis. Offers solutions for how we can be healthier, safer and more aware. The authors give practical and surprising advice for removing toxic chemicals from our bodies and homes. ISBN/ASIN: 9780702250125. Our Book No: 30159. $15 AUD.

56. Macinnis, Peter (2004). The Killer Bean of Calabar and Other Stories: Poisons and Poisoners (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 237 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, barcode sticker & faint sticker mark inside rear cover, sticker front cover. This book explores accidental and incidental tales of poisons and their use throughout history. (Sticker states "local author".). ISBN/ASIN: 1741141850. Our Book No: 27452. $15 AUD.

57. Maddox, Brenda (2003). Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA (1st p/b ed). London: HarperCollins. 380 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, bottom corners covers little creased, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This fascinating book by Brenda Maddox tells the story of a remarkably single-minded, forthright and tempestuous young British woman, who at the age of 15 decided she wanted to be a scientist, but who was airbrushed out of the greatest scientific discovery of the 20th century (DNA). ISBN/ASIN: 0006552110. Our Book No: 24996. $15 AUD.

58. Major, John (1971). The Oppenheimer Hearing [Historic Trials Series]. London: B. T. Batsford. 336 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, top edge tinted & mottled, edges foxed, flap jacket clipped, minor edgewear. British historian John Major describes the nasty McCarthyite campaign against the major American contributor to the atomic bomb. J. Robert Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer was the victim of the dual stupidities of postwar America, extreme anti-Communism and the cult of weapons of mass destruction as the embodiment of US national strength. ISBN/ASIN: 0713412550. Our Book No: 13161. $20 AUD.

59. Manning, Paddy (2013). What the Frack? Everything You Need to Know About Coal Seam Gas. Sydney, Kensington: New South QuickEs. 188 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition. Australia's coal seam gas industry in rural New South Wales and Queensland carries unprecedented toxic environmental risks, but it could be the path to energy salvation by being cleaner than coal, safer than nuclear energy, and a complement to renewables. A balanced examination of both sides of the argument. While big oil and gas companies believe Australia could be the biggest liquid natural gas exporter in the world, farmers and environmentalists are united in their opposition to coal seam gas extraction from Australia's most fertile agricultural lands. Do coal seam gas wells poison our food resources? Does coal seam gas really aid in tackling climate change? Visiting drill sites, boardrooms, pipelines, parliamentary offices, and farm gate protests, the author demonstrates how coal seam gas extraction may be one boom that is happening too fast. ISBN/ASIN: 9781742233659. Our Book No: 16539. $12 AUD.

60. Mattingley, Christobel (2017). Maralinga's Long Shadow: Yvonne's Story. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 198 pp. Paperback small octavo, as new condition, glossy paper, many colour text-photos, minor edgewear. Yvonne Edwards, from Yalata Aboriginal community, was just six years old when the first bombs of the nuclear tests at nearby Maralinga were detonated in 1956. The tests continued until 1963 and radioactive fallout profoundly affected her family and community in the long term. Her community was allowed to return to the abandoned Maralinga township, but they did not know that souvenired goods they carried back to Yalata were radioactive. They did not know what the bomb was, only that it was poison. They attributed subsequent deaths as caused by evil spirits. This powerful award-winning book, by award-winning author Christobel Mattingley, honours Yvonne's legacy as a highly respected artist and community elder. ISBN/ASIN: 9781760290177. Our Book No: 18185. $25 AUD.

61. Menen, Aubrey (1963). The Fig Tree. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 165 pp. Paperback, very good condition, orange cover design, pages lightly toned, top corner tip covers & few pages lightly creased, owner's written name & date. An unusual novel (classic orange Penguin) set in Italy. To revive human hope (in the face of a population explosion), Harry Wesley, a chapel-bred scientist of genius, uses a chemical process to convert a fig-tree into the tree of life. The Vatican supports the project. The fig leaves get the last laugh when the fruit reveals exceptional properties as an aphrodisiac. Our Book No: 22940. $10 AUD.

62. Metcalf, Eric (2005). Aspirin: The Miracle Drug (1st ed). New York: Avery / Penguin Group. 212 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. Reveals the wide-ranging health benefits derived from taking just one aspirin a day. Also details the dangers of drug-drug interactions, drug herb interactions, and possible complications for people who have certain health problems. ISBN/ASIN: 1583332189. Our Book No: 27366. $14 AUD.

63. Milkman, Harvey; Sunderwirth, Stanley (1993). Pathways to Pleasure: The Consciousness and Chemistry of Optimal Living (1st ed). New York: Lexington books / Macmillan. 302 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), cloth spine, figures, tables, minor edgewear. Publisher: Lexington / Macmillan (1993). Two American academic addiction researchers, Harvey Milkman and Stanley Sunderwirth, offer a new rewarding pathway to enhancing one's pleasure in everyday life without drugs, addictive behaviour and simplistic recipes for feeling good. They draw on current research in psychology and the growing field of brain biochemistry. How to incorporate natural highs in everyday life by pursuing pleasurable and creative activities. ISBN/ASIN: 0029212731. Our Book No: 12934. $25 AUD.

64. Millar, D. D. (editor) (1997). The Messel Era: The Story of the School of Physics and its Science Foundation within The University of Sydney 1952 - 1987. Sydney, Rushcutters Bay: Pergamon Press. 157 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This book was commissioned by the Science Foundation for Physics to mark the occasion of Professor Harry Messel's retirement at the end of 1987. ISBN/ASIN: 0080344313. Our Book No: 25715. $14 AUD.

65. Mitchell, Roger H. (1986). Kimberlites: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Petrology. New York: Plenum Press. 442 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, very good condition, figures, tables, edges lightly foxed, some edgewear, owner's written name. Roger Mitchell provides a book about the petrology of kimberlites (and not about upper mantle xenoliths, diamonds, or prospecting for kimberlites). It is a comprehensive survey and critique of advances in kimberlite studies over the last 25 years. Kimberlites are rare rock types, but their relative obscurity is overriden by their economic and petrological importance to a degree which is not shared by more common rocks. Kimberlites are consequently of interest to a diverse group of earth scientists, ranging from isotope geochemists concerned with the evolution of the mantle, to volcanologists pondering the origins of diatremes, to exploration geologists seeking new occurrences of the diamondiferous varieties. ISBN/ASIN: 0306421739. Our Book No: 15043. $80 AUD.

66. Mitton, Jacqueline; Balit, Christina (illustrator); Tirion, Wil (star maps) (1998). Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations (1st Australian ed). Sydney, Mascot: Koala Book Company. 24 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, illustrated endpapers, colour drawings, few light creases last page, minor edgewear. Zoo in the Sky. A children's picture book by Jacqueline Mitton, being a magical tour of the skies, featuring 19 constellations named after animals, birds and fishes. The poetic text, supplemented by sky maps and background information about the stars, combines with the beautiful incandescent paintings by Christina Balit to create a book that will fascinate children of all ages. Australian edition. ISBN/ASIN: 0864611374. Our Book No: 26621. $20 AUD.

67. Mitton, Simon (1979). The Crab Nebula. London: Faber & Faber. 194 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, black & white text- photos, top edge little foxed, minor edgewear jacket. Simon Mitton, the Secretary of the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, writes the remarkable story of the Crab Nebula, representing a supernova or exploding star that was observed in China in 1054 AD. The nebular and its fast-spinning pulsar are described in detail, together with the astronomical context, and its influence on modern astronomy. ISBN/ASIN: 0571103677. Our Book No: 13304. $20 AUD.

68. Mitton, Simon; Davies, Paul (foreword) (2005). Fred Hoyle: A Life in Science (1st ed). Sydney: ABC Books. 369 pp. Paperback thick octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, small crease top edge front cover, minor edgewear. This biography is about Sir Fred Hoyle who was the first English astronomer to publicise his subject through the media of radio and television, which in the 1950s made him a major public figure. Towards the end of his career he espoused the idea of directed panspermia (that life originated from outside Earth). The author has written a major scientific biography of one of the greatest, and best-known, scientists of the 20th century, which will appeal to all readers. ISBN/ASIN: 0733316247. Our Book No: 29457. $20 AUD.

69. Morris, Richard (1998). Achilles in the Quantum Universe: The Definitive History of Infinity. London: Souvenir Press. 224 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition. A fascinating, literate historical tour of infinity. In the 5th century BC, the Greek philosopher Zeno formulated his famous paradox of Achilles and the Tortoise. Aristotle, Galileo, Newton, Planck, Einstein, Hawking and many more tried in turn to make sense of this mind-boggling concept. Each new encounter with infinity has advanced the boundaries of physics and mathematics, including relativity and quantum mechanics. ISBN/ASIN: 0285634429. Our Book No: 3315. $10 AUD.

70. Morse, G. K.; Lester, J. N.; Perry, R. (1993). The Economic and Environmental Impact of Phosphorus Removal from Wastewater in the European Community. London: Selper Publications. 91 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, tables, top edge little foxed, tiny crease bottom corner rear cover. A study of the impact of removing phosphorus from European wastewater. ISBN/ASIN: 0948411082. Our Book No: 20529. $20 AUD.

71. Nicholls, Jennifer (editor); Pailthorpe, Bernard (editor) (2003). Conference Proceedings: From Zero to Infinity: Science Foundation for Physics, University of Sydney. Sydney: Science Foundation for Physics / University of Sydney. 193 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, figures, colour text-photos, top corners last few pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. Conference proceedings, being lectures delivered at the Science Foundation for Physics 2003, Professor Harry Messel International Science School, held at the School of Physics, University of Sydney. The topics covered range from the familiar, such as Australian native animals and the Great Barrier Reef, to the definitely strange, like the extremophiles - organisms that thrive in extreme temperature or pH conditions: from blue sky research such as galactic cannibalism and the early universe, to immediately applicable studies such as high resolution meteorology, and the effect of radiation on biological and electronic systems. Edited by Jennifer Nicholls and Bernard Pailthorpe. ISBN/ASIN: 1864875518. Our Book No: 23803. $25 AUD.

72. Phelan, R. S. (1947). Intermediate Chemistry (A Note Book). Sydney: Shakespeare Head. 87 pp. Paperback, flexible covers, good condition, figures, pages & edges lightly toned, cover edges lightly frayed, light foxing edges & few pages, covers & spine lightly faded, covers lightly marked. A collectible Australian school chemistry textbook. The book which is complete with drawings has been found to meet the requirements of Second and Third year students for the Intermediate examination. A great book to take you back to the 30s and revisit or learn how the Education system worked then in comparison to now, the computer age. Our Book No: 27656. $14 AUD.

73. Poirier, Jean-Paul (1985). Creep of Crystals: High-temperature Deformation Processes in Metals, Ceramics and Minerals [Cambridge Earth Science Series]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (CUP). 260 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. This textbook describes the physics of the plastic deformation of solids at high temperatures for geologists or geophysicists interested in the high-temperature behaviour of crystals. Acquaints with the methods of materials science. Explains the most important models and recent experimental results of materials science. Also explains the essential solid-state physics, thermodynamics and hydrostatics of creep, creep models and their applications in geology, diffusion creep, and superplastic deformation and deformation enhanced by phase transformations. Extensive bibliographies are presented. ISBN/ASIN: 0521278511. Our Book No: 16328. $50 AUD.

74. Polkinghorne, John (1984). The Quantum World. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books. 100 pp. Paperback, good condition, figures, minor foxing edges, pages lightly toned. This compact volume presents quantum mechanics for the general reader. It offers a lucid description of the intellectual challenges and disagreements in the study of the behavior of atomic and sub-atomic particles - a field that has completely changed our view of the physical world, but that is still the subject of unresolved debate about its own fundamental interpretation. The author theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge, but in 1979 he resigned to train for the ministry of the Church of England, and he is now an ordained priest. ISBN/ASIN: 0140226532. Our Book No: 26360. $10 AUD.

75. Pollak, John K. (editor) (1990). Pulp and Paper Mills: Their Effects on Ecology, Health and Economy (2nd ed) [CHAST Publication, no 4]. Sydney: CHAST: Centre for Human Aspects of Science and Technology, University of Sydney. 49 pp. Paperback, card cover, stapled pamphlet, very good plus condition, printed on recycled paper. This report by the Hazardous Chemicals In The Environment group of CHAST discusses the toxic environmental and health concerns of pulp and paper mills. This second edition contains letters and replies in response to the first edition. Our Book No: 13256. $20 AUD.

76. Prata, Steven (1993). EMF Handbook: Understanding and Controlling Electromagnetic Fields in Your Life. Corte Madera, CA: Waite Group Press. 108 pp. Paperback large trade, very good condition, figures (including text-photos), minor edgewear. American college physics lecturer explains objectively and in simple language the nature of electromagnetic fields, and how they can be both harmless and harmful. How to measure high EMF exposure, and what to do about it. Are the electric fields that surround appliances plugged into electrical sockets harmful? Let us avoid electrophobia - an unsubstantiated fear of electricity. ISBN/ASIN: 1878739557. Our Book No: 4570. $12 AUD.

77. Prokhovnik, S. J. (Simon) (1967). The Logic of Special Relativity. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 128 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), jacket little creased (flap clipped, faint tide marks along spine being previous water contact now dry), minor edgewear, little biro underlining several pages, pages lightly toned, autograph (author's written dedication). Albert Einstein's principles of special relativity have widespread applications, but their significance and interpretation has been the subject to heated debate. Simon Prokhovnik, from the School of Mathematics, University of New South Wales, provides an analysis of this problem, and discusses the logic and limitations of each viewpoint. SCARCE. Our Book No: 18085. $60 AUD.

78. Repcheck, Jack (2007). Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began. New York: Simon & Schuster. 239 pp. Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), map, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket, remainder stripe. A biography of the Polish Renaissance genius astronomer that tells the surprising, little-known story behind the dawn of the scientific age. His "On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres" was published the year he died aged 70. He was first to provide the data and mathematics that proved the earth and other planets revolve around the sun, and that the earth rotates on its axis every 24 hours, contrary to rigid orthodoxy at the time. ISBN/ASIN: 9780743289511. Our Book No: 17731. $20 AUD.

79. Rocco, Fiammetta (2003). The Miraculous Fever-Tree: Malaria, Medicine and the Cure that Changed the World (Australian ed) [Quinine]. London: HarperCollins. 348 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, remainder stripes bottom edge, owner's rubber stamp inside front cover. This remarkable story of quinine, the chemical from the South American fever-tree that transformed medicine (as a treatment for malaria) - and history. ISBN/ASIN: 0002572036. Our Book No: 24839. $20 AUD.

80. Russell, Bertrand; Pirani, Felix (editor) (1958). A. B. C. of Relativity (Revised ed) [ABC of Relativity]. London: George Allen & Unwin. 139 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), grey-coloured top edge, figures, sticker & old price marks front flyleaf, minor foxing endpapers, minimal foxing some pages, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket (small edge tears, faint toning reverse side, spine little faded, rear cover lightly toned, flap price-clipped), shop sticker front pastedown, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Revised edition (1958) of a book by Bertand Russell initially published in 1925. The basic principles of relativity (Albert Einstein) have not changed since then, but its applications have been extended, and some revision was necessary for this edition. Chapter 11 has been rewritten, and a number of other passages have been altered to agree with present knowledge. Our Book No: 27301. $15 AUD.

81. Scoresby, Rev. William; Smith, Archibald (editor) (1859). Journal of a Voyage to Australia and Round the World, for Magnetical Research (1st ed). London: Longman, Green Longman, & Roberts. 96 + 315 + 24 pp. Hardback large octavo, no jacket as issued, good plus condition, original black embossed cloth cover (gilt spine lettering), colour plates, black & white engraving frontispiece portrait, tables, figures (some colour), foldout colour map loosely inserted (fragile, repaired, plus facsimile copy), new endpapers, few end pages edges repaired, errata slip tipped in, pages faintly toned (edges toned), minor edgewear. First edition. Pages 1 - 96: "Exposition of magnetical principles ... disturbance in iron ships". Followed by, pages 1 - 315: "Narrative of the voyage". Rev. Scoresby (1789 - 1857), the noted Arctic explorer, later became the first navigator to investigate the changes in magnetism in an iron ship as it sailed from the northern to southern hemisphere. He was appointed in 1855 to the Liverpool Compass Committee which investigated the deviation of the compass in wooden and iron ships in response to losses at sea caused by compass errors. In 1856 he and his his wife sailed on the maiden voyage of the "Royal Charter" to Australia and back, to make systematic observations on the magnetism of iron ships. He was awarded an honorary MA degree at Melbourne University during this visit. His pleasing results were published in 1859 after his death. (Ferguson 15510. Publisher's catalogue at rear. Includes facsimile of foldout map, loosely inserted.). Our Book No: 16813. $590 AUD.

82. Shallis, Michael (1988). The Electric Shock Book. London: Souvenir Press. 287 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), pages toned, top edge & reverse side jacket lightly foxed, minor edgewear. The Electric Shock Book, by Michael Shallis (Souvenir, 1988). A fascinating account of the past 150 years involving our increasing dependence on electricity. Have we become slaves to a force we don't fully understand? Includes sections dealing with electricity and the human body, electricity and the psychic world, electricity and health, allergic to electricity, etc. ISBN/ASIN: 0285628127. Our Book No: 15801. $15 AUD.

83. Shulman, Seth (2008). The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret. New York: W. W. Norton. 256 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white illustrations, minor edgewear jacket, tiny hole fore-edge last two pages. The inventor of the telephone and co-founder of the National Geographic Society is challenged by the author. A stellar example of historical investigation. Throughout his career, Bell was plagued by a secret: he stole the key idea behind the invention of the telephone. While researching at MIT, science journalist Shulman scrutinized Bell's journals and found the smoking gun: a deeply buried historical deception. Delving further into Bell's life, Shulman unearthed the surprising story behind the telephone, a tale of romance, corruption and unchecked ambition. ISBN/ASIN: 9780393062069. Our Book No: 24834. $12 AUD.

84. Simon, Bart (2002). Undead Science: Science Studies and the Afterlife of Cold Fusion (1st p/b ed). New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press. 252 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minimal edgewear. Examines the curious story of cold fusion, a highly publicized scientific controversy in the United States. Reveals a lot about pseudoscience, as well the emotional scientific and media response. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 0813531543. Our Book No: 20788. $12 AUD.

85. Strehlow, Roger A. (1984). Combustion Fundamentals (1st ed) [McGraw Hill Series in Energy, Combustion, and Environment]. New York: McGraw Hill. 554 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), figures, tables, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear jacket (few edge tears, slight loss spine ends), annotation rear endpaper, owner's written names including edges. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book gives a modern logical presentation of all the fundamental physical processes involved in combustion. ISBN/ASIN: 0070622213. Our Book No: 25603. $28 AUD.

86. Symonds, Dr J. L.; Evans, Gareth (foreword) (1985). A History of British Atomic Tests in Australia. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service (AGPS). 593 pp. Paperback large thick octavo, very good condition, bottom edge little marked, rear cover little rubbed, cover corners slightly creased, spine little rubbed (base bumped, cover near spine creased), minor edgewear. Heavy (1.1 Kg), and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. A history of the Australian involvement in the British atomic tests for which the first negotiations between Mr Attlee and Mr Menzies began in the early 1950s. A factual account of events relating, not only to the major atomic tests, but also to the minor trials, the first of which were held in 1953. A comprehensive study, and a basis for the 1984 Royal Commission into British Nuclear Tests in Australia, including Operation Totem 1 and 2, Mosaic, Buffalo, Hurricane, Maralinga, and others. The book will interest other researchers, the public, historians and is a valuable reference book for any investigations undertaken into these tests. ISBN/ASIN: 0644041188. Our Book No: 29909. $200 AUD.

87. Tebbutt, John (1887). History and Description: Mr Tebbutt's Observatory, Windsor, New South Wales. Sydney: Joseph Cook & Co., Printers. 74 pp. Paperback small octavo, good condition, stapled pamphlet, card cover (covers staples), edge pieces missing covers, small pieces missing spine, archival tape repairs front cover, minimal foxing endpapers, rubber stamp, owner's written name front cover. A scarce pamphlet written by the astronomer John Tebbutt who owned a private observatory at Windsor, just northwest of Sydney. Rubber stamp and written name of Glasgow Observatory. Our Book No: 16587. $70 AUD.

88. Tesla, Nikola; Childress, David (additions) (1993). The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla (New ed) [Lost Science Series]. Stelle, IL: Adventures Unlimited Press. 351 pp. Paperback large octavo, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, figures, few light marks edges, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear corners covers & few pages. A collection of papers that were originally published in 1891 and 1904. The Croatian-American physicist is best known for his electrical inventions, some very controversial. This book includes Supreme Court documents on the dismantling of his famous Wardenclyffe Tower. ISBN/ASIN: 0932813194. Our Book No: 30251. $23 AUD.

89. Thorpe, T. E. (2007). Humphry Davy: Poet and Philosopher. Stroud, Glouc.: Nonsuch Publishing. 190 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. One of the most brilliant scientists of his day, Humphry Davy was acclaimed for his work as a chemist, notably for the isolation of iodine, and later the invention of the Davy safety lamp. He was also an accomplished poet, known throughout his life to express his feelings in verse, and his impassioned and romantic spirit was unmistakable in his vision of science. Using extracts from Davy's letters and papers, details the life and achievements of a man who, transgressing scientific and literary circles, played a significant role in the social and intellectual world of late 18th and early 19th century London. (Originally published, 1896. This edition has a modern introduction.). ISBN/ASIN: 9781845883829. Our Book No: 14525. $18 AUD.

90. Tooth, Thomas (1992). It Was All a Matter of Time. Katoomba, NSW: Thomas (T. E.) Tooth. 156 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top spine bumped, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name). The story of navigational science. Matthew Flinders used this new science to chart the Australian coast. Includes the tale of the chronometer belonging to Flinders, which the author discovered in a Sydney museum in 1976. ISBN/ASIN: 0646153862. Our Book No: 4808A. $22 AUD.

91. Verma, Surendra (2005). The Tunguska Fireball: Solving One of the Great Mysteries of the 20th Century. Thriplow, Cambridge: Icon Books. 206 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flyleaf corner clipped, minor edgewear. Australian science writer tells the incredible story of a giant fireball, perhaps a comet, that exploded over Siberia in June 1908, that flattened a large area of forest. It has been the subject of many conspiracy theories, because few if any fragments have been found. ISBN/ASIN: 1840466200. Our Book No: 13611. $20 AUD.

92. Waldron, Kevin (2014). Penny the Pirate (A Story that Screens Your Child's Vision). Sydney: OPSM Group Ltd / Saatchi & Saatchi. 28 pp. Paperback quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings, map on endpapers. In plastic envelope with test kit. Kevin Waldron provides an innovative children's picture story that can be used as a prop for testing your child's vision. Comes in a plastic sleeve that includes a test kit (3D glasses, pirate eye patch, symbol key, spyglass and instruction booklet). From the OPSM company (optometrists). ISBN/ASIN: 9780646918396. Our Book No: 16978. $20 AUD.

93. Walker, Frank (2014). Maralinga: The Chilling Expose of our Secret Nuclear Shame and Betrayal of our Troops and Country (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette Australia. 340 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread, corner rear cover little creased, minor edgewear. Frank Walker records a shocking and chilling account - with the fallout ongoing - that during the 1950s to 1960s, with the blessing of Prime Minister Robert Menzies, the British government used Australia as its nuclear laboratory. They exploded 12 atomic bombs on Australian soil - at the Monte Bello (Montebello) Islands, Emu Field and Maralinga. About 16,000 Australian servicemen were guinea pigs. RAAF pilots were ordered to fly into nuclear mushroom clouds, soldiers told to walk into radioactive ground zero, sailors retrieved highly contaminated debris - none being aware of the dangers faced. But the betrayal didn't end with our soldiers. Secret monitoring stations were set up around the continent to measure radiation levels and a clandestine decades-long project stole bones from dead babies to see how much fallout had contaminated their small bodies - and their grieving parents were never told. First edition. ISBN/ASIN: 9780733631900. Our Book No: 17601. $25 AUD.

94. Walker, Mark (1995). Nazi Science: Myth, Truth, and the German Atomic Bomb. New York: Plenum Press. 325 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side, minor creasing bottom corners flaps), faint foxing edges. This original and penetrating book unravels myths and controversies surrounding Hitler's atomic bomb project. It provides a most comprehensive and thoughtful look at what surprisingly turned out to be an Achilles' heel for Hitler - the misuse of science and scientists in the service of the Third Reich. ISBN/ASIN: 0306449412. Our Book No: 26617. $17 AUD.

95. Warner, Keith Douglass; Kirschenmann, Fred (foreword) (2007). Agroecology in Action: Extending Alternative Agriculture through Social Networks (1st p/b ed). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 273 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, figures, tables, minimal edgewear. An American environmental lecturer and friar describes agroecology, a new innovative scientific response to agriculture's growing environmental crises. He offers American case studies of ways in which social networks of growers, scientists, agricultural organizations, and public agencies have developed innovative, ecologically based techniques to reduce reliance on agrochemicals. SALE PRICE. ISBN/ASIN: 0262731800. Our Book No: 12794. $15 AUD.

96. Weightman, Gavin (2015). Eureka: How Invention Happens (1st ed). London: Yale University Press (YUP). 266 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (faint sticker mark front cover). Gavin Weightman charts the gestation of five familiar and now ubiquitous technologies that appeared in the 20th century - the aeroplane, television, mobile phones, barcodes and the personal computer. This is a fascinating, amusing and historical triumph of technology and the making of our modern world. ISBN/ASIN: 9780300192087. Our Book No: 30959. $25 AUD.

97. Welch, Geoff (1999). Humankind and the Cosmos: A View on Life, Climate and Astronomy. Sydney, Avalon: Halbooks Publishing. 232 pp. Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings, minimal foxing edges, minor edgewear. Geoff Welch examines the origin of life on earth, climate change, man's interest in the stars and planets, as well as the life cycle of different stars. The author is a former Australian professor of civil engineering and amateur astronomer. ISBN/ASIN: 0958580723. Our Book No: 23626. $15 AUD.

98. White, Michael (2007). Galileo Antichrist: A Biography (1st ed). London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 284 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour & black & white photos centre spread, minimal edgewear. Galileo is one of a small group of historical figures known by first name alone. His achievements place him amongst the giants of science: a crucial figure in the Scientific Revolution. A martyr whose brilliance and stubbornness saw him crushed by the might of the Roman Catholic Church. Michael White investigates the man and his astronomical research, placing both in the context of a time when religious and scientific understanding became deeply and dangerously intertwined. Against the backdrop of the Counter Reformation and the Thirty Years' War, he traces the path that led to Galileo's denunciation as a heretic, and finds the story tainted by evidence of conspiracy and cover-up. ISBN/ASIN: 9780297848684. Our Book No: 17612. $28 AUD.

99. White, Michael; Gribbin, John (2003). Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science (Reprint ed). London: Abacus. 372 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. Michael White and John Gribbin provide a pioneering biography of the British physicist and cosmologist, including discussion of his discoveries. The authors have traced the course of Hawking’s life and science, to tell the story of a remarkable man, who had to adjust to his disability. Originally published, 1992. ISBN/ASIN: 9780349117287. Our Book No: 40893. $15 AUD.

100. Whites, Timothy (No Date). Envelope: Toilet Necessities at Little Cost. UK: Timothy Whites. N/A pp. Envelope, good condition (notably creased), sepia (brown-tinted) text-photos. This is an envelope by an English chemist shop (NOT a book). Cover words: "Toilet necessities at little cost. Timothy Whites where everyday necessities are cheaper. The reliable cash chemists. Branches throughout the south of England". Words on flap, reverse side: "Less cost - greater satisfaction at Timothy Whites". Our Book No: 7149. $10 AUD.

101. Zannetti, Paola (1990). Air Pollution Modeling: Theories, Computational Methods and Available Software (Reprint ed). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold. 444 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, very good condition, pictorial cover, figures, tables, rear cover top corner bumped, front cover bottom corner bumped, spine ends lightly bumped, owner's rubber stamps including edges. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. Introduces relevant historical and recently-developed examples of modelling techniques for traditional problems including point source dispersion, plume rise, windfield estimation, and surface deposition. Discussed are a number of contemporary and emergent air quality modeling issues including visibility, dense gas dispersion, indoor air pollution, photochemical oxidants, and global air quality. An invaluable resource to people in the scientific, educational and public policy communities dealing with these problems. ISBN/ASIN: 0442308051. Our Book No: 25565. $30 AUD.

102. Zohar, Danah; Marshall, Ian (1993). The Quantum Society: Mind, Physics and a New Social Vision (1st ed). London: Bloomsbury. 306 pp. Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), front flap creased jacket. Cover blurb: "The natural and necessary extension of The Quantum Self - a radically new social and political vision rooted in modern quantum physics which goes to the heart of contemporary crises". ISBN/ASIN: 0747515808. Our Book No: 15827. $20 AUD.