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Leibniz, G. W; Lucas, Peterg; Grint, Leslie
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep. Corners of boards and head and tail of spine slightly rubbed. Rubbing to corners of D/J and head and tail of D/J spine. Some marks to D/J. 63pp.
Manchester University Press, 1953, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall.
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Inventory #29071
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Hauptman, Herbert A.
'Does the scientist's world conform to the real one? Nature usually answers this question with an emphatic 'No!' It has in fact been said that Nature delights in saying 'No' and only with the greatest reluctance condescends to reveal her secrets. For this reason the scientist's life is not an easy one. However, on those rare occasions when his world does conform to the real one, and for this reason does throw light on the world around us, the rewards and the satisfactions are great and more than compensate for the many disappointments' - Herbert A. Hauptman. In this memoir of a long, distinguished career devoted to scientific research, world-renowned mathematician Herbert A. Hauptman recounts both the joys and the disappointments of his lifelong quest to induce nature to 'reveal her secrets'.In 1985, Dr. Hauptman received the greatest honour that any scientist can receive, when the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded him and his colleague, Jerome Karle, the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Drs Hauptman and Karle were recognised 'for their outstanding achievements in the development of direct methods for the determination of crystal structures'. This work has proved to be of the greatest importance because it relates molecular structure to biological activity, thus permitting a better understanding of life processes and making possible the development of many new disease-fighting drugs. Dr. Hauptman vividly describes the difficulties of the mathematical work that led up to his discovery as well as his joy when he finally hit upon a method of unravelling the structure of crystals.In addition, he provides a personal account of his background, family, his formative studies in high school and college, and the experiences that motivated him to pursue a life devoted to scientific research. A strong advocate of the naturalistic worldview and a critic of supernaturalism in any form, he reflects on the alleged compatibility of science and religion and emphasises the importance of scientific understanding for contemporary civilisation. Complete with an appendix containing the original monograph (co-authored with Jerome Karle), which became the basis for their Nobel Prize-winning work, this fascinating and moving memoir offers important insights into the nature of scientific research and the value of the scientific outlook on life. 87pp.
Prometheus Books, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781591024606
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Inventory #20098
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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World Trade Organization Secretariat
On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the multilateral trading system (GATT/WTO), the World Trade Organization (WTO) organized a symposium to discuss and analyze the current and future role of the world trading system. The rapid developments in the 1990s - not only political, but also economic and technological changes - have brought the WTO to a turning point in its existence. The new challenge, as the Director General stated in his opening remarks at the symposium, is not just to advance free trade against the forces of protectionism. The WTO's future agenda should also look at how investment and competition laws affect market access; whether differing labour or environmental standards confer a trade advantage and how this should be dealt with; whether taxation and innovation policies constitute a subsidy; whether governments should be allowed to regulate content on the Internet. These and other issues are a world away from "traditional" trade concerns such as tariffs or quotas, and yet all are included, in one form or another, on the new trade agenda. In this topical collection of essays, academics in international trade take a fresh look at the future of the global trading system and give an analysis of the new trade agenda. 183pp.
Kluwer Law International, 2000, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9041112537
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Inventory #14842
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 52.12 approx. - € 44.20 approx.)
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6 page illustrated folded promotional card for exhibition of a folio of five original colour lithographs commissioned by Simpsons for Italia Con Amore 1983
Simpsons, 1983, , Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: . . Pamphlet. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
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Inventory #26555
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Allum, Edward L.
This is an exploration of gold panning adventures in the 'Mother Lode' ( the 'Gold Country') in California. With humour, faith, optimism, and spirit, "The Fiddletown Journal" chronicles the daily struggles endured by miners of 1849 and it parodies the miners today. It is an inspiring story of five men who joined forces to search for gold. The book touches on the history of California's Gold Rush and many small mining towns. It is a useful travel guide for anyone who wants to visit the Mother Lode towns, restaurants, shops, and casinos. 79pp.
Robert D. Reed Publishers, 2000, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1885003722
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Inventory #21936
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.52 approx. - € 5.53 approx.)
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