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RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
1 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
2 Bremmer, Francis, Editor. SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK.
Amherst, Wisconsin Palmer Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good- Roy Scarfo, Paul Rossi, et al. 
111 pp, 12" H. Color photographs, drawings, b&w drawings, diagrams. Opens with a dedication and photograph of President Kennedy, followed by a sequence of color illustrations of spacecraft of the period. Text "Nuclear Rocket Spacecraft for Manned Exploration of Mars" is followed by b&w drawings. "The Astronauts" section begins with a color group shot of "The Mercury Seven", followed by full page color head shots of each astronaut. Next is "The Nine" (group shot / head shots) and "The Fourteen" (group shot / head shots). "Space Launchings From October, 1957 through December, 1964" (Source: Goddard Space Center) lists information under the headings: Object / Code Name / Catalogue Number / Source (primarily US, USSR) / Launch / Nodal Period / Inclination / Apogee Km. / Perigee Km. / Decay. "Weather Satellite Record" gives information under the headings: Satellite / Launch Date / Lifetime / Inclination / Pictures Taken. "Major NASA Milestones" follows, covering 1959 to 1964. A thirteen page section on "Launch Vehicles" gives technical data and a scale drawing of each of the major launch vehicles used for the United States' Space Effort. The next section covers 14 'noteworthy' U.S. Satellites, with technical data for all 14 and illustrations for 13 (there is no drawing of the San Marco). An Appedix provides information on some of the illustrations and brief biographical details for the astronauts. Interior - slight cracking of spine between pages 30/31, but pages holding firmly, small light stain in caption of picture on page 41, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1 1/2" dia area of light waviness on rear cover - migrates back into pages to approx. page 85 (my have been caused by slight dampness, but no watermarks), a 3" x 1" area of tiny light foxing marks on front cover, slight browning at top edge of both covers, minor soiling on covers, light bump at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of both covers 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
DIVERS.  FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR., May, Jon.
3 May, Jon. DIVERS. FROM PIPER ALPHA TO THE GULF WAR.
Coronet / Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1996. 
245 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0340649062 B&w drawings. " Jon May is a paramedic who is also trained to control deep sea dive systems attached to the world's oil industry. This is his own true story, starting in the holocaust that was the P iper Alpha disaster and taking him from the North Sea to cleaning up offshore after the Kuwait War, to Bombay, the South China Sea and Vietnam. The work of the men who descend to great depths to difuse mines, check pipelines, and clear underwate r d isaster areas is described with absorbing documentary realism and a degree of gallows humour. From helping rescue a skipper trapped below deck on a sinking ship to treating a latterday victim of mustard gas, Jon May tells a story that is the s tu f f of so much fiction, but for knife-edged excitement there is nothing to beat the truth." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 Paterson, T.W. BRITISH COLUMBIA SHIPWRECKS.
Langley, B.C. Stagecoach Publishing 1976 0889830053 / 9780889830059 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good- 
195 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "The rugged coasts and rivers of British Columbia, Alaska and the Arctic Ocean have exacted a heavy toll of ships and seamen during the past 200 years. During this time, hundreds of vessels and thousands of lives have been lost to storms, uncharted reefs, treacherous currents and primitive navigational aids. Shipwreck, piracy, heroism and infamy; all have played their roles on this stormy stage of sea, ice and river rapid. (The author) covers the more spectacular of these ship disasters from the so-called 'mystery wrecks' to the comical salvage of the poor 'Nanette'. Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling/rubbing, several small edge tears archivally taped, wrinkling on spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
STAR TALES., Ridpath, Ian.
5 Ridpath, Ian. STAR TALES.
Universe Books, New York, 1988, First American edition. 
161 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0876636946 B&w illustrations. "Every night a pageant of Greek mythology circles overhead. Perseus flies to the rescue of Andromeda, Orion faces the charge of the snorting Bull and the ship of the Argonauts sails in search of the Golden Fleece. Constellations are the invention of the human imagination, not of nature. They are an expression of the human desire to impress its own order upon the apparent chaos of the night s k y . T wentieth-century science has told us that these twinkling points of light are glowing balls of gas, but the ancient Greeks, to whom we owe many of our constellations, knew nothing of this. Ian Ridpath, well-known astronomy writer and br o ad ca st er , h as been intrigued by the myths of the stars for many years. 'Star Tales' is the first guide this century to combine all the fascinating myths in one books, illustrated with the beautiful and evocative engravings from two of the le adi ng sta r a tl a ses ; Johann Bode's 'Uranographia' of 1801 and John Flamsteed's 'Atlas Coelestis' of 1729. This is an excellent reference and the perfect gift for the armchair astronomer and those interested in classical mythology." Minor w rin klin g a t to p/bo tto m of s pine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, several tears with creases - mainly on rear cover and archivally taped, light fading to color on spine and hinge areas, a few tiny circular impressions on front panel. Very G ood+ /Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE MISSILES OF OCTOBER: THE DECLASSIFIED STORY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS., Thompson, Robert Smith.
6 Thompson, Robert Smith. THE MISSILES OF OCTOBER: THE DECLASSIFIED STORY OF JOHN F. KENNEDY AND THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1992. 
395 pp, large 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 0671871765 B&w photographs. "The Cuban missile crisis of October 1962 has attained the status of myth. According to conventional history, President John F. Kennedy was stunned to learn that Soviet Premi er Khrushchev had placed missiles in Cuba. Kennedy responded with an ultimatum: remove the missiles and maintain peace, or leave them and risk war. The world held its breath as the Cold War moved toward a frightening climax. Khrushchev bac k e d d o wn, and Kennedy achieved a major triumph. Using recently declassified documents, (the author) re-examines the U.S., Soviet, and Cuban posturing that led to the confrontation and presents evidence for a provocative new view of the crisis th at p e ne tr ates to the very heart of our illusions about the Cold War and the Kennedy mystique." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC., Williams, Jack.
7 Williams, Jack. THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC.
Alpha, Indianapolis, IN, 2003, first printing. 
326 pp, large 8vo (9 1/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 1592570739 B&w and color photographs, b&w drawings/diagrams/maps. "Key information on the plant and animal life that inhabit the polar landscape; Fascinating history of the exploration of these remo te and forbidding areas; Cold, hard facts on environmental hazards such as global warming and oil drilling; How human populations such as the Inuit people have survived near the North Pole for thousands of years---" Interior - clean and tight w i t h no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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