Hardcover. New York, N.Y., Gotham, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 318 pages, b&w illustrations. Light edgewear to dust jacket. Overall, a tight clean copy. A highly entertaining exploration of the complicated science of quantum mechanics made easy to understand by way of pop culture.As a young science fiction fan, physicist James Kakalios marveled at the future predicted in the pulp magazines, comics, and films of the '50s and '60s. By 2010, he was sure we'd have flying cars and jetpacks. But what we ended up with-laptop computers, MRI machines, Blu-ray players, and dozens of other real-life marvels-are even more fantastic. In The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics, he explains why the development of quantum mechanics enabled our amazing present day.
Hardcover. New York, Philomel Books, 8th pr, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 103 pages, illustrated in color by Anno. Glossy boards, no dust jacket issued. Clean, tight copy. Picture puzzles, games, and simple activities introduce the mathematical concepts of multiplication, sequence and ordinal numbering, measurement, and direction.
Softcover. Oxford, UK, Clarendon Press, Reprint, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 306 pages. Softcover with light wear to wraps. Sunfade to spine. Spine faded. Small black mark on rear wrap, some lines highlighted on four pages. Light toning throughout, illustrated by tables & figures in bw.
Hardcover. NY, Norton, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 368 pages. The extraordinary story of psychoanalyst Carl Jung and physicist Wolfgang Pauli and their struggle to quantify the unconscious.In 1932, the groundbreaking physicist Wolfgang Pauli met the famous psychoanalyst Carl Jung. Pauli was fascinated by the inner reaches of his own psyche and not afraid to dabble in the occult, while Jung looked to science for answers to the psychological questions that tormented him. Their rich friendship led them, in Jung's words, into "the no-man's land between physics and the psychology of the unconscious . . . the most fascinating yet the darkest hunting ground of our times." Both were obsessed with the far-reaching significance of the number "137"--a primal number that seemed to hint at the origins of the universe itself. Their quest to solve its enigma led them on a lifelong journey into the ancient secrets of alchemy, the work of Johannes Kepler, and the Chinese Book of Changes. This is the captivating story of an extraordinary and fruitful collaboration between two of the greatest thinkers of the twentieth century
Hardcover. London, Frank Cass & Co., reprint, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Three hardcover volumes, a facsimile reprint of the third edition published in 1857 with an index added in part three. Red cloth covers with gilt lettering in black box on spine. Previous owner's signature on each front fly leaf, otherwise clean. Fading to red cloth on spines.
Softcover. New York, ACM, 1st, 1954, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 100 pages. Features articles: "System Specifications for the Dyseac" by Alan L. Leiner, "Problems in Acceptance Testing of Digital Computers" by Paul Brock and Sibyl Rock. "The Generation of Pseudo-Random Numbers on a Decimal Calculator" by Jack Moshman. Clean, tight copy. Scarce.
Hardcover. London, Sherwood and Co., Later Edition, 1825, Book: Fair, Dust Jacket: None, 463 pages. Hardcover. Reprint edition dated 1825 - "A New and Improved Edition, Adapted to the Present State of Science by C. F. Partington". Illustrated with black & white drawings, diagrams. Body of book rebound in current covers at some point. Front hinge cracked, cloth tape along spine is weak, with faint remains of title label. Top 2" of title page missing. Light to moderate foxing to some plates/pages. Sold 'As-Is'.
Hardcover. Braunschweig, Vieweg, 2nd Ed., 1898-99, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes, ex-library set bound in half leather and marbled boards, spines with raised bands and gilt lettering. A third volume was added by the author in 1908. Previous owner's signature and usual stamping and residue to end papers, sticker to bottom of spines. GERMAN TEXT.
Hardcover. Homewood, Illinois, Richard D. Irwin, Inc., 1st, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 545 pages. Reprints of 18 articles approaching marketing issues from a mathematical viewpoint. Dark blue cloth covers, light blue spine, black & gilt titles, illustrated dust jacket with mylar protective covering, numerous b&w diagrams, charts and graphs. Dust jacket discolored at edges and spine, chipping to edges, small half-inch chunk from bottom front right corner, though dust jacket still very neat with mylar covering, clean boards, pages crisp and unmarked; a very neat, tight copy.
Hardcover. Cambridge [England] ; New York, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 386 pages. Hardcover. Black & white illustrations throughout. Minor dust jacket edge wear, spine faded, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 314 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Black and white pictures.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, MIT Press, 1st, 1970, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, silver boards with white lettering on spine. In a worn dust jacket with chipping and fading. The 16 articles in this book were prepared for the Conference of Newtonian Studies, held at the University of Texas, 300 years after what Newton himself described as his best year (1665), when he returned to his hometown to escape the plague in Cambridge. Articles cover Newton's life and society, his scientific achievements, philosophical analyses of his scientific achievements, and Newton's influence. B&w illustrations. Mild soil to edges of front fly leaf, otherwise clean, no markings.
Hardcover. New York, Reynal & Hitchcock, 1st, 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 2 Hardcover volumes. Volume 1 - 655 pages. Black & white illustrations. Moderate fading to spine of red cloth covers. Light wear. Clean, tight copy. Volume 2 - 640 pages. Black & white illustrations. Moderate fading to spine of red cloth covers. Light wear. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1st, 1895, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 530 pages, ex-library bound in 3/4 leather and marbled boards, spines with raised bands and gilt titles. The usual stamping, end paper residue, sticker shadow and reference number at bottom of spine. Internally very good, clean. FRENCH TEXT.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Innovative color illustrations explaining the concept of weight and measurement. 32 pages.
Hardcover. New York, Macmillan Co., 1st, 1910, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 504 pages. Ex-library from a university and was never circulated. Bound in 3/4 black leather and marbled boards. Four quarterly periodicals bound in one. Minimal stamping and residue. Previous owner's signature and 2 stickers on spine.(One covers the gilt title). Raised bands on spine, interior bright and clean. Tear to rear fly leaf.
Hardcover. New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press, 1st, 1974, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover. Illustrated history of the Yale's 1969 architectural competition. 117 pages, illustrated fully with black/white photographs and drawings, mostly full-page. Book is cloth bound and in near fine condition, dust jacket is in good condition: bottom of the spine and few edges show wear, small rip on the back at the top edge and small stain on the back as well.