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Mitchell, Henry
Essays extol the seasons, gardens, and the natural world, and include observations and advice on gardening. Slight mark on inside front cover. Edges very slightly creased. 244pp.
Mariner Books, 1999, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0395957680
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Inventory #22473
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 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 ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Zizek, Slavoj
The war in former Yugoslavia and the rise of the 'irrational' violence in late-capitalist societies provide the theoretical and political context of Slavoj Zizek's new book, which uses Lacanian psychoanalysis as the basis for a renewal of the Marxist theory of ideology. 221pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Verso, 1994, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 086091688X
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Inventory #24653
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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The Worshipful Company of Musicians and Designed By Hawkins, John
No Publication Date. N.B. Two small indentations to front board. 284pp.
The Worshipful Company of Musicians, 0, Cloth/Gilt, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No Jacket. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 095371800X
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Inventory #29758
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Kirsner,Joseph B.
Few human illnesses are as challenging, medically, scientifically and socio-economically, as the "nonspecific" inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD): ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. They often attack children and young adults and involve all bodily systems as well as the gastrointestinal tract. Originating several centuries ago but essentially diseases of the 20th century, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease have emerged in recent decades as among the more "glamorous" unsolved diseases, presenting unusual opportunities for insightful clinical and investigative study. Many of the prevailing concepts originated during the early and mid 20th century. The purpose of this book is to review these earlier studies and their evolution and to guide investigators and physicians through the challenging clinical and scientific maze of IBD.246pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0792387775
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Inventory #15051
Price: £ 40.00 GBP ($ 51.60 approx. - € 44.20 approx.)
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