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The Big Thirst: The
                                        Secret Life and Turbulent Future
                                        of Water Hardcover – First
                                        Edition 2011 by Charles Fishman
The Big Thirst: The
                                        Secret Life and Turbulent Future
                                        of Water Hardcover – First
                                        Edition 2011 by Charles FishmanThe Big Thirst: The
                                        Secret Life and Turbulent Future
                                        of Water Hardcover – First
                                        Edition 2011 by Charles FishmanThe Big Thirst: The
                                        Secret Life and Turbulent Future
                                        of Water Hardcover – First
                                        Edition 2011 by Charles FishmanThe Big Thirst: The
                                        Secret Life and Turbulent Future
                                        of Water Hardcover – First
                                        Edition 2011 by Charles FishmanThe Big Thirst: The
                                        Secret Life and Turbulent Future
                                        of Water Hardcover – First
                                        Edition 2011 by Charles Fishman










The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water Hardcover –  First Edition 2011
by Charles Fishman

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Free Press; 1st edition 2011
ISBN-10: 1439102074
ISBN-13: 978-1439102077
Size: 6 x 9 inches

The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth, “molecular water,” fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that’s where most of the planet’s water is found. Unlike most precious resources, water cannot be used up; it can always be made clean enough again to drink—indeed, water can be made so clean that it’s toxic. Water is the most vital substance in our lives but also more amazing and mysterious than we appreciate. As Charles Fishman brings vibrantly to life in this surprising and mind-changing narrative, water runs our world in a host of awe-inspiring ways, yet we take it completely for granted.

As Charles Fishman writes, “Many civilizations have been crippled or destroyed by an inability to understand water or manage it. We have a huge advantage over the generations of people who have come before us, because we can understand water and we can use it smartly.” The Big Thirst will forever change the way we think about water, about our essential relationship to it, and about the creativity we can bring to ensuring that we’ll always have plenty of it.

Very good hardcover. Book is as new....jacket shows only very mild shelf wear.

 Item #boc-11079 $20.50


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Basher Science ~ Rocks and
                                        Minerals, A Gem of a Book! 2009
                                        Complete w/ Poster. By Dan
                                        Green
Basher Science ~
                                        Rocks and Minerals, A Gem of a
                                        Book! 2009 Complete w/ Poster.
                                        By Dan GreenBasher Science ~
                                        Rocks and Minerals, A Gem of a
                                        Book! 2009 Complete w/ Poster.
                                        By Dan GreenBasher Science ~
                                        Rocks and Minerals, A Gem of a
                                        Book! 2009 Complete w/ Poster.
                                        By Dan GreenBasher Science ~
                                        Rocks and Minerals, A Gem of a
                                        Book! 2009 Complete w/ Poster.
                                        By Dan GreenBasher Science ~
                                        Rocks and Minerals, A Gem of a
                                        Book! 2009 Complete w/ Poster.
                                        By Dan Green
Basher Science ~
                                        Rocks and Minerals, A Gem of a
                                        Book! 2009 Complete w/ Poster.
                                        By Dan Green








Basher Science ~ Rocks and Minerals, A Gem of a Book! 2009 Complete w/ Poster. By Dan Green

Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Kingfisher; Pap/Poster edition ( 2009)
ISBN-10: 0753463148
ISBN-13: 978-0753463147
Size: 7 x 7.1 inches

Age Range: 10 - 14 years
Grade Level: 5 - 6

Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, BASHER SCIENCE: ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.

This unique book gives each rock and mineral personality and pizzazz through the use of a conversational, first-person text. (Quartzite explains, "Nothing wears me down—I'm the definition of true grit!") Three interesting facts, a short description, and a list of basic facts (chemical formula, hardness, etc.) are provided about each one. Full-color cartoons of the rocks and minerals include faces and other human characteristics that enhance the personalities.

Very good softcover. Book is as new with only a slight bump to upper right hand corner.

 Item #boc-11080 $9.50


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The Robot Book (A Harvest
                                        book) Paperback – 1978 by Robert
                                        Malone
The Robot Book (A Harvest
                                        book) Paperback – 1978 by Robert
                                        MaloneThe Robot Book (A Harvest
                                        book) Paperback – 1978 by Robert
                                        MaloneThe Robot Book (A Harvest
                                        book) Paperback – 1978 by Robert
                                        MaloneThe Robot Book (A Harvest
                                        book) Paperback – 1978 by Robert
                                        MaloneThe Robot Book (A Harvest
                                        book) Paperback – 1978 by Robert
                                        MaloneThe Robot Book (A Harvest
                                        book) Paperback – 1978 by Robert
                                        Malone

The Robot Book (A Harvest
                                        book) Paperback – 1978 by Robert
                                        Malone









The Robot Book (A Harvest book) Paperback –  1978 by Robert Malone

Series: A Harvest/HBJ book
Paperback: 159 pages, 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
Publisher: Book World Promotions; First Edition edition 1978
ISBN-10: 0156784521

Printed circuits showing through the mechanical cover man's cutout eyeballs. Outstanding cover art. Loaded with pictures--of old machines, mechanical toys, scenes from plays, movie stills, art works, covers from the early sci-fi pulps, computers of all generations--and in fact the Malone is mostly pictures and captions, with a running column of text that functions chiefly as an automatic scanner of robot-related landmarks.

Very Good Softcover. First paperback. Very good showing a scratching where the price tag was and a few shelfwear rubbings This is such a fun book to scan through! Text body is clean, and free from previous writings. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact.

 Item #boc-10624 $33.50


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The Emergence of Man by
                                        John E. Pfeiffer 1969 First
                                        Edition HB DJ
The Emergence of
                                        Man by John E. Pfeiffer 1969
                                        First Edition HB DJThe Emergence of
                                        Man by John E. Pfeiffer 1969
                                        First Edition HB DJThe Emergence of
                                        Man by John E. Pfeiffer 1969
                                        First Edition HB DJThe Emergence of
                                        Man by John E. Pfeiffer 1969
                                        First Edition HB DJThe Emergence of
                                        Man by John E. Pfeiffer 1969
                                        First Edition HB DJThe Emergence of
                                        Man by John E. Pfeiffer 1969
                                        First Edition HB DJ

The Emergence of
                                        Man by John E. Pfeiffer 1969
                                        First Edition HB DJ

The Emergence of
                                        Man by John E. Pfeiffer 1969
                                        First Edition HB DJ
The Emergence of
                                        Man by John E. Pfeiffer 1969
                                        First Edition HB DJ







The Emergence of Man by John E. Pfeiffer 1969 First Edition HB DJ

Hardcover: 1st, 477 pages
Published: 1969 by Harper and Row (NYC) - Book Club Edition
Subject:     Science & Medicine    Topic:     Anthropology
Size:  9.1 x 6.3

Great description of basic discoveries in Anthropology and Archaeology up to time of publication

From wilderness to metropolis in 15,000,000 years--the unfolding story of human evolution & the human condition, as revealed by new discoveries in archeology & primate behavior.

Very good cloth covered book that is in near mint condition. Jacket shows some normal shelf wear and also some minor tears. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Great addition to your library.

 Item #boc-11061 $8.50



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Machine-Shop
                                        Mathematics ~ Boston Ginn and
                                        Company 1922
Machine-Shop
                                        Mathematics ~ Boston Ginn and
                                        Company 1922Machine-Shop
                                        Mathematics ~ Boston Ginn and
                                        Company 1922Machine-Shop
                                        Mathematics ~ Boston Ginn and
                                        Company 1922Machine-Shop
                                        Mathematics ~ Boston Ginn and
                                        Company 1922Machine-Shop
                                        Mathematics ~ Boston Ginn and
                                        Company 1922












Machine-Shop Mathematics ~ Boston Ginn and Company 1922 G. Wentworth, D E. Smith

George Wentworth, David Eugene Smith, Herbert Druery Harper

Contents

  • CHAPTER PAGE I Measuring Instruments
  • Speeds and Feeds
  • Tapers and Taper Turning
  • Screw Threads
  • Indexing and Spiral Cutting
  • Gears
  • Review Problems
  • TABLES FOR REFERENCE
  • INDEX
  • Copyright

Very good condition for the age: light marks to covers. Most pages clean but a very few show mild soiling.

 Item #boc-10576 $12.50




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(3) WHOLE EARTH CATALOG'S ~
                                        Epilog 1974, The Updated Last
                                        1975, (The Next) Access to Tools
                                        1980
(3) WHOLE EARTH CATALOG'S ~
                                        Epilog 1974, The Updated Last
                                        1975, (The Next) Access to Tools
                                        1980(3) WHOLE EARTH CATALOG'S ~
                                        Epilog 1974, The Updated Last
                                        1975, (The Next) Access to Tools
                                        1980(3) WHOLE EARTH CATALOG'S ~
                                        Epilog 1974, The Updated Last
                                        1975, (The Next) Access to Tools
                                        1980(3) WHOLE EARTH CATALOG'S ~
                                        Epilog 1974, The Updated Last
                                        1975, (The Next) Access to Tools
                                        1980(3) WHOLE EARTH CATALOG'S ~
                                        Epilog 1974, The Updated Last
                                        1975, (The Next) Access to Tools
                                        1980



(3) WHOLE EARTH CATALOG'S ~
                                        Epilog 1974, The Updated Last
                                        1975, (The Next) Access to Tools
                                        1980(3) WHOLE EARTH CATALOG'S ~
                                        Epilog 1974, The Updated Last
                                        1975, (The Next) Access to Tools
                                        1980

(3) WHOLE EARTH CATALOG'S ~
                                        Epilog 1974, The Updated Last
                                        1975, (The Next) Access to Tools
                                        1980






(3) WHOLE EARTH CATALOG'S ~ Epilog 1974, The Updated Last 1975, (The Next) Access to Tools 1980

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All three volumes, very good condition for the age: Pages very clean, no writing. Only slight edge wear and slightly bumped corners.

Item #boc-10604  Actual shipping to be used.
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1904 The Complete Library
                                        of Universal Knowledge - Ten
                                        Great Books in One Volume - Home
                                        Study Edition Ferdinand
                                        Ellsworth Cary
1904 The Complete Library
                                        of Universal Knowledge - Ten
                                        Great Books in One Volume - Home
                                        Study Edition Ferdinand
                                        Ellsworth Cary1904 The Complete Library
                                        of Universal Knowledge - Ten
                                        Great Books in One Volume - Home
                                        Study Edition Ferdinand
                                        Ellsworth Cary1904 The Complete Library
                                        of Universal Knowledge - Ten
                                        Great Books in One Volume - Home
                                        Study Edition Ferdinand
                                        Ellsworth Cary1904 The Complete Library
                                        of Universal Knowledge - Ten
                                        Great Books in One Volume - Home
                                        Study Edition Ferdinand
                                        Ellsworth Cary1904 The Complete Library
                                        of Universal Knowledge - Ten
                                        Great Books in One Volume - Home
                                        Study Edition Ferdinand
                                        Ellsworth Cary




1904 The Complete Library of Universal Knowledge - Ten Great Books in One Volume - Home Study Edition

Ferdinand Ellsworth Cary, Blew & Co. 1904.

This book is covering the significance of the World up to Date...that is of 1904. No field of Modern research has been left untouched, no arena a activity
has been neglected, no portion of the globe has been overlooked or forgotten when gathering facts for this, the most concise and yet comprehensive work
ever offered to the public.

Ten great books in one volume. The culmination of centuries of human effort showing industry, commerce, invention, science, art, literature, philosophy, etc.,

Including also self-instruction in bookkeeping, computation, correspondence, points of law and legal forms, penmanship and shorthand. Embellished with hundreds of phototype engravings, most now historic and beautiful in form.

Nice condition. Very clean with hardly any wear showing for the age. Decorated endpapers. Green pictorial cloth, 702 pages. Profusely illustrated. Attractive Marbled page ends. Showing slightly bumped corners and somewhat faded spine. The hinges are a loose.

Item #boc-10240 $ 11.50


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The Fireman's Guide; A
                                        Handbook on the Care of Boilers,
                                        By Teknologforeningen T. I.,
                                        Stockholm, Translated from the
                                        Third Edition, and Revised by
                                        Karl P. Dahlstrom 1886
The Fireman's Guide; A
                                        Handbook on the Care of Boilers,
                                        By Teknologforeningen T. I.,
                                        Stockholm, Translated from the
                                        Third Edition, and Revised by
                                        Karl P. Dahlstrom 1886The Fireman's Guide; A
                                        Handbook on the Care of Boilers,
                                        By Teknologforeningen T. I.,
                                        Stockholm, Translated from the
                                        Third Edition, and Revised by
                                        Karl P. Dahlstrom 1886The Fireman's Guide; A
                                        Handbook on the Care of Boilers,
                                        By Teknologforeningen T. I.,
                                        Stockholm, Translated from the
                                        Third Edition, and Revised by
                                        Karl P. Dahlstrom 1886The Fireman's Guide; A
                                        Handbook on the Care of Boilers,
                                        By Teknologforeningen T. I.,
                                        Stockholm, Translated from the
                                        Third Edition, and Revised by
                                        Karl P. Dahlstrom 1886The Fireman's Guide; A
                                        Handbook on the Care of Boilers,
                                        By Teknologforeningen T. I.,
                                        Stockholm, Translated from the
                                        Third Edition, and Revised by
                                        Karl P. Dahlstrom 1886










The Fireman's Guide; A Handbook on the Care of Boilers, By Teknologforeningen T. I., Stockholm, Translated from the Third Edition,
and Revised by Karl P. Dahlstrom 1886

Eighth edition, revised and translated from Swedish by Dalhstrom. Slim HB. Black cloth with gilt title to spine and blind stamped decorations.
26pages plus index and publisher's catalogue. Decorative endpapers. Originally published in Stockholm by Teknologforeningen, a small guide
to safety in boilers and prevention of explosions.

Very Good to Excellent condition: light marks and rubbing to covers. Most pages clean but toned.
1886 Binding: Hardcover. The place of publication: McIroy & Emmett, Liberty St. NY
The book's author: Dahlstrom, Karl P.:

 Item #boc-10143 $45.50




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The Book of Firsts, Events
                                        and Happenings by Patrick
                                        Robertson - 1982 Inventions and
                                        Discoveries
The Book of Firsts, Events
                                        and Happenings by Patrick
                                        Robertson - 1982 Inventions and
                                        DiscoveriesThe Book of Firsts, Events
                                        and Happenings by Patrick
                                        Robertson - 1982 Inventions and
                                        DiscoveriesThe Book of Firsts, Events
                                        and Happenings by Patrick
                                        Robertson - 1982 Inventions and
                                        DiscoveriesThe Book of Firsts, Events
                                        and Happenings by Patrick
                                        Robertson - 1982 Inventions and
                                        DiscoveriesThe Book of Firsts, Events
                                        and Happenings by Patrick
                                        Robertson - 1982 Inventions and
                                        DiscoveriesThe Book of Firsts, Events
                                        and Happenings by Patrick
                                        Robertson - 1982 Inventions and
                                        Discoveries












The Book of Firsts - Robertson, Patrick. Bramhall House, 1982.

Hundreds of authentic "firsts" are fully recorded in this remarkable book. A very important part of this book is the Chronology, of some 6,000 items, that places not only the "firsts" described in the text, but also many thousands of others in historical perspective. The illustrations - more than 100 - provide, in themselves, a fascinating social and historical record of Man's genius for invention and innovation.

Very Good - 1982. Believed first edition. Hardcover. Binding and pages of book square, clean and tight.  Dust Jacket shows wear to edges, see photos

Item boc-10502 $9.50


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1955 Civil Aeronautics -
                                        Pilot’s Weather Handbook C. A.
                                        A. Technical Manual No. 104
1955 Civil Aeronautics -
                                        Pilot’s Weather Handbook C. A.
                                        A. Technical Manual No. 1041955 Civil Aeronautics -
                                        Pilot’s Weather Handbook C. A.
                                        A. Technical Manual No. 1041955 Civil Aeronautics -
                                        Pilot’s Weather Handbook C. A.
                                        A. Technical Manual No. 104




1955 Civil Aeronautics - Pilot’s Weather Handbook C. A. A. Technical Manual No. 104

“Pilot’s Weather Handbook” was written as a joint project of the U. S. Weather Bureau’s Training Section and Domestic Aviation Section.
 The actual writing was done by J. T. Lee, Meteorologist and Training Specialist, and Carl M. Reber, Meteorologist and Commercial Pilot. Many others also contributed their expertise.

This completely revised edition gives the pilot the authoritative source of information needed to prepare for the CAA pilot qualifications examinations and, more important, to help the pilot cope safely with the weather problems he encounters.

Includes information on basic concepts, temperature, pressure, moisture, air stability, clouds, winds, air masses, frontal weather, thunderstorms, icing and turbulence,
fog and stratus clouds, weather observations and instruments, weather charts, pilot's weather information, flight planning and weather, flying weather in the U.S.,
Sailplane weather as well as a Meteorological Glossary.

Item boc-10260 $7.50


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