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A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY: THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER., Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola.  Translated by Richard Fowler.
1 Barba, Eugenio and Savarese, Nicola. Translated by Richard Fowler. A DICTIONARY OF THEATRE ANTHROPOLOGY: THE SECRET ART OF THE PERFORMER.
London Routledge for the Centre of Performance Research 1995 0415053080 / 9780415053082 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good+ 
272 pp, 11 5/8" H. "(S)ubtly juxtaposes the visual demonstrations of the performer's craft, from a wealth of Oriental and Occidental sources, to uncover knowledge of action in the heightened context of performance - from combat to religion and ritual. Whereas most Western research is concerned with naturalism and psychological realism in acting, the Dictionary focuses on the performer's arduous and eclectic craft. More than just a dictionary, however, it is a handbook for theatre practitioners and a guide for students and scholars of transcultural performance. It is a result of ten years' research conducted by Eugenio Barba and the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA) based in Denmark. ISTA works with practitioners of theatre and dance from the major Oriental and Occidental traditions to study the underlying principles of the performer's technique. The Dictionary aims to expand our knowledge of the possibilities of the scenic body, and of the spectator's response to the dynamics of performance. (It) has practical sections on balance, opposition and montage, among other techniques, and discusses issues including 'The Text and the Stage', 'The Dilated Body', and 'Energetic Language'. The visual essay of photographs, drawings and diagrams which runs parallel to the text is skilfully constructed to complement the textual argument. The result is not only a lavishly illustrated sourcebook on Western and non-Western theatre - much of it until now little known - but an inspiring tribute to the secret art of the performer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny dint on fore-edge of text block, old stock label on rear cover, minor rubbing. 
Price: 45.00 USD
Toronto Key Porter 1986 1550130013 / 9781550130010 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
310 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(A)rgues that Canada ought to be a second Switzerland, with a living standard actually higher than that of the U.S. But in fact it is embroiled in a tangle of regional and linguistic quarrels, mainipulated by both the Liberals and their Mulroney Tory imitators, and an elite in Ottawa that truly represents neither Anglophones nor Francophones. 'The Patriot Games' offers an unconventional view of Canada that will shatter many myths. Brimelow endorses the argument of Goldwin Smith's 1891 classic 'Canada and the Canadian Question' that our country is 'rich by nature, poor by policy'. He demonstrates that this is a direct consequence of fatally-flawed political institutions, which have created divisive polices like bilingualism and Canadian Nationalism. He shows that, paradoxically, English Canada is the dispossessed and colonized nation within a weakening Confederation. In a provocative portrait of the Trudeau era, he describes how the Liberals imposed an artificial bilingualism policy on an unsuspecting country, alienating the West and having little effect in Quebec. (This book) challenges us to come to terms with what being a Canadian means." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very tiny dent on front hinge.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
3 Bronowski, Jacob. With a new Foreword by Melvyn Bragg. THE ASCENT OF MAN.
London Folio Society 2012 Hard Cover Fine 
302 pp, 10 5/16" H. Quarter bound in dark blue buckram with gilt and silver lettering/decoration on spine, dark blue paper covered boards with a design in gilt and silver by Neil Gower. Gray/blue endpapers, colour and b&w illustrations. Plain dark blue slipcase. Chapter headings: Lower than the Angels; The Harvest of Seasons; The Grain in the Stone; The Hidden Structure; The Music of the Spheres; The Starry Messenger; The Majestic Clockwork; The Drive for Power; The Ladder of Creation; World Within World; Knowledge or Certainty; Generation upon Generation; The Long Childhood. Book is Fine. Slipcase has very light rubbing and a small slight bump on one front edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
London Thames & Hudson / Imperial War Museum 2005 0500512388 / 9780500512388 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
208 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs, reproductions, maps. A visual biography that "takes us inside the mind of a man of extraordinary energy, ability and charisma who seemed to have everything in his hands only to throw it away, turning the rest of his life into an obsessive quest for anonymity and sanctuary. In Lawrence's own atmospheric photographs, haunting paintings of the desert and its peoples, evocative drawings and ephemera, all supported by quotations from his personal account of his experiences, we are able to enjoy the unfolding drama at first hand." Small light bump at top of rear hinge, one corner and at lower fore-edge of rear board; one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, small taped tear at top of front flap, very light rubbing and a few small faint line indentations on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Ontario Publishing 1985 0919354068 / 9780919354067 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Inscribed By Author
438 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "Harold H. Peacock: / With warm regards and appreciation / for a long friendship / Duncan C. Campbell / April 1985." B&w photographs. "In 1928, the year in which Alcan began its own journey, the fledgling company's prospects were not bright, and within four years they had dimmed still further thanks to the Great Depression's deadly stranglehold. Alcan had, however, some gilt-edged assets: its employees, men and women of talent, loyalty and above all industry, led by a team cast from the same mold and headed by that brilliant entrepreneur-scholar, Edward K. Davis. (This) is the story of these people and their company. Through a blend of skill, far sightedness, luck and plain hard work they made Alcan what it is today: a world leader in the aluminum industry. From its modest birth through its precarious infancy they nurtured its growth into the giant Canadian multinational enterprise now recognized around the world, thereby realizing that dream of a a global mission which had inspired its founders." Volume I only. Very light wrinkling at top/botom of spine, minor cocking to spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny and small edge tears - some with creases at top of rear panel - archivally taped, small line indentation on spine, very light rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
6 Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D. ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS.
Portland Timber Press 2005 0881926116 / 9780881926118 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Errol D. Hooper Jr. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "(T)he authors look at the structure, development, genetics, and reproduction of plants, the most prominent actors in garden ecosystems. They describe other garden organisms, focusing on those with the most influential roles - insects, nematodes, and microorganisms - as well as garden denizens ranging from microscopic prions to elephants. (They) explore nutrient cycles, sunlight, air, water, and the soil - the physical environment within which garden organisms live and function - and they consider the ways plants function in their environment and form communities. They then examine the intricate interactions among garden-dwelling organisms, ranging from the harmful to the beneficial. Once this groundwork is laid, they introduce humans into the garden ecosystem and consider how gardeners can use ecological principles to wisely manage their garden ecosystems. Throughout the book, the authors cite hundreds of examples drawn from personal experience and from the gardening and ecological literature. It becomes clear that gardens - whether a group of potted plants on a patio, a few beds carved out of a lawn, or extensive plantings over several acres - are indeed connected to the natural world in endless and important ways." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny dents on spine and hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good- Good 
176 pp, 7 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and winged lion emblem on front board. Part of the Nelson's Aeroscience Manuals series. B&w illustrations. Contents: Making Flight Possible; Petrol; Substitute Fuels; Petrol Plus Engine; Steel; Non-Ferrous Alloys; Plastics; Chemical Energy; The Gas Laws; Behaviour of Gases; Accessories; Index. Minor browning on free endpapers, two large corner creases on rear free endpaper, two tiny corner bumps, one tiny edge bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - moderate at top of spine, light browing to spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
London Temple Press 1952 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
164 pp, 7 1/2" H. Reprint. Technical Trends Series. 15 b&w plates (collated), plus additional tables & figures in the text. Contents: Preface; Historical Survey; The Earth's Gravitational Field; The Rocket; The Problem of Escape by Rocket; The Earth-Moon Journey; Interplanetary Flight; The Atomic Rocket; Spaceships and Space Stations; Subsidiary Problems; Opening Frontiers; Mathematical Appendix; Bibliography; Index. Very minor edge wear, previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear; very light edge wrinkling; fading to yellow color on spine/hinge areas, flap-folds and top edge of flaps; one or two very tiny edge tears/chips. 
Price: 75.00 USD
Washington Brassey's 1995 0028810503 / 9780028810508 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
118 pp, 16mo (6 1/2" H). "With the end of the Cold War, no longer threatened by communist expansion, America is confronting new and diverse dangers. Ethnic conflict, rogue states, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, environmental degradation and rapid population growth are among the problems that can destabilize numerous regions of the world vitally important to the United States. At the same time, opportunities have arisen for America's unparalleled military strength, vibrant economy, dynamic people and democratic traditions to make the country safer and more prosperous. In this official White House publication, the Clinton administration spells out its national security strategy for a new era ." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
London Thomas Nelson & Sons 1943 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
201 pp, 7 3/8" H. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, gold lettering and winged lion emblem on front board. Part of the Nelson's Aeroscience Manuals series. 42 b&w figures (collated). Contents: Sustentation of Aeroplanes; The Aerofoil; The Complete Aeroplane; The Propeller; The Aeroplane in Steady Flight; Aerodynamic Measurements - I Model Tests; Aerodynamic Measurements - II Full-scale Tests; Fluid Motion - Aerofoil Theory; Fluid Motion; Vibrations in Aircraft; Answers; Index. Light browning to edges of text block, tiny bump to fore-edge of rear board, light wrinkling at top of spine, small crease at top corner of front free endpaper. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling, browning to spine and flap-folds, small indentation on flap-folds and on spine. 
Price: 50.00 USD
Breakwater/Fitzhenry & Whiteside, n.p,, (1983). 
288 pp, oblong 8vo (9" H x 10" D), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in monotone and color with photos, drawings, maps, music. An interesting and wide-ranging history of Newfoundland and Labrador "evolved from the social studies guidelines develop ed by the Department of Education". Covers First Peoples, Vikings, early fisheries, settlement, pirates, explorers, St. John's, World War I, pioneer life, institutions, government, churches, schools, the sea, sealing, disasters at sea, m i n i n g , i c e b ergs, forestry, farming, money, stamps, health, railways, air travel, language, music, art, etc. etc. Includes words and music for a selection of songs. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - li gh t ed ge we a r (m od er ate on spine edges), tiny corner creases at bottom of covers, tiny sticker removal marks on rear cover, spine is flat with light crease. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
12 Creighton, Donald. THE FORKED ROAD: CANADA, 1939-1957.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1976 077102360X / 9780771023606 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- 
319 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w plates. "Canada's declaration of war against Germany in 1939 marked the beginning of the most significant eighteen-year period in the history of this nation. By the end of the Liberal regime in 1957 the country had undergone immense growth in human and material resources. The experience of the Second World War had been followed by participation in the Korean War and ten years of the Cold War. The Great Depression had given way to a boom which had continued through the exchange crisis, serious inflation and minor recessions. In addition, new life had been generated in the arts. The new road which Canada chose to follow led directly to a new world of planning and management, of economic controls and social equalization." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - light elsewhere, rubbing and scratch to glossy front panel, a few tiny tears archivally taped, tiny scuff and tiny dent on rear panel, minor soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Warner, (London, 1996). 
225 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. ISBN: 075151621X "...Eric Davidson's second chapter in the age of Schweik - the era when the ordinary squaddie could, through a bit of earthy judgement and a lot of divine luck, bungle his way through World War II - safe in the knowledge that the enemy would have it own ration of Schweiks, similar common men like himself caught up in forces beyond their making or control. Men for whom war 'like life, was all make-do and mend, try all and error'. 'V for Schweik' celebrates the role of these Schweik-successors in a splendid new selection of tales. Covering the period from D-Day to VE Day, involving the valorous activities of men like Magna Carter, Heavy Wates and Huckleberry Flynn, these ten stories salute the spirit of the legendary Good Soldier with great energy and humour; tales often taller than tall, but always honouring the essential Schweikness of their heroes." Interior - tiny pen correction to typo in foreward, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
14 Del Rey, Lester. THE MYSTERIOUS SEA.
Philadelphia Chilton 1961 First Edition Hard Cover Good- Good- Jacket design by Leon Leiderman. 
198 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). Contents: Foreword: The Eternal Frontier; Water, Water Everywhere (Improbable Element / The Wild Waves / Time and Tide); The Ancient Challenge (Lore and Legend / Bell, Sub and Scuba / Mapping the Unknown); The Vasty Deeps (Down to the Sea / The Great Abyss / Rift in Reality); The Waters of Life (In the Beginning / Every Shape and Form / The Ultimate Adaptations); Bounty from the Sea (Hydroponics Unlimited / Storehouse for Eternity / The Disconcerting Dolphin); Challenge for Tomorrow (Ten Billion Plus / Treasure Trove / Project Mohole); Index. Light to heavy color fading at top and bottom edges of spine/boards and on spine; light edge wear; tiny foxint marks on edges of text block; one slight corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, small edge tears with creases, rubbing and soiling on rear panel; a few small scuffs. 
Price: 15.00 USD
A POST-WAR PLAN AND PROGRAM FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA., Delano, Frederic A.; Merriam, Charles E.; Yantis, George F.  National Resources Planning Board.
15 Delano, Frederic A.; Merriam, Charles E.; Yantis, George F. National Resources Planning Board. A POST-WAR PLAN AND PROGRAM FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Washington, D.C. / London Government Printing Office / His Majesty's Stationery Office 1943 Soft Cover Good- 
103 pp, 9 11/16" H. British reprint of the United States Government Printing Office edition. Contents: Introduction; Findings and Recommendations: Plans for Transition from War to Peace / Plans for Development of an Expanding Economy / Plans for Services and Security / Plans for Action by State and Local Governments and Regions. Supporting Technical Material: Demobilization of Plant and Controls; Promotion of Free Enterprise; Ubran Conservation and Development; Rural Land Improvements; Valley Development; Energy Resource Development; Public Construction Program Planning; Equal Access to Health; Equal Access to Education; Equal Access to Economic Security. Interior - very small crease at bottom corner of last half of pages, very small dent in bottom margin of last few pages, wrinkling due to bump at top of page gutters. Exterior - large bump at top of spine/hinges, some wrinkling/waviness to coveredges and corners, areas of very light browning, a few tiny dents on front cover - migrate into first few pages, small dent and 3" red crayon line on rear cover, wear at top of spine, light soiling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Toronto Durndurn Press 1997 1550022024 / 9781550022025 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "In appreciation / Marc Denhez / 1998". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Dust jacket has minor edgewear/rubbing, light wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
Toronto Durndurn Press 1994 1550022024 / 9781550022025 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
256 pp, 11 1/4" H. Inscribed by the author on half title page: "With Best Wishes / Marc Denhez". B&w photographs, plans, drawings, reproductions. "(This book) is about fashion, politics, social mores, innovation, imagination, and technology. Prehistoric Inuit homes with windows of stretched seal guts, the log cabin, the bungalow, the R-2000 house, habitations in space - Denhez examines the ways and wherefores of them all." Slight bump at bottom of spine, tiny scuff on bottom edge of both boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA:  THE NRC, 1916-1966., Eggleston, Wilfrid.  Foreword by W.G. Schneider.
18 Eggleston, Wilfrid. Foreword by W.G. Schneider. NATIONAL RESEARCH IN CANADA: THE NRC, 1916-1966.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin 1978 0772011818 / 9780772011817 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
470 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photoraphs. "Skidding tires. Jet engines. Stars. Improved packaging. Seaweed. Radar. Wheat rust. Atoms. All have been the objects of intensive research by Canadian scientists. We are scarcely aware of the effects of such scientific reseach and planning on our daily lives; yet their impact is incalculable. The National Research Council in Ottawa has been responsible not only for research conducted in its own laboratories, but also in universities and regional laboratories across the country. The history of the Council is enriched by strong personalities such as Dr. Henry Marshall Tory, its first President and early champion of federal research. It chronicles the frustration of bureaucratic haggling, and the battles for improved funding and facilities to carry on important projects. It is the dramatic account of wartime work for more effective weaponry, on gas masks, radar and atomic fission. And it details the equally significant, but less known work on wheat rust, the difficulties of construction in the Canadian environment and wind tunnel experiments to ensure aviation safety." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on front board, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing on front panel. 
Price: 50.00 USD
19 Evans, Ray, Jr. & Klein, Alfred M. Edited by William J. De Grouchy. (Donald W. Douglas, Colonel Clarence M. Young, William T. Brotherton, William B. Stout, J.C. Reichelderfer, Dr. C.B. Jolliffe, David C. Lilienthal.) SCIENCE IS IN THE AIR: AN INSPIRATIONAL TEXTBOOK TOLD ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY IN PICTURES.
New York Street and Smith 1947 Soft Cover Very Good - Ray Evans Jr. & Robert Powell. 
160 pp, 7 3/4" H. Contents: Introduction; The Airplane Motor; Future of the Airplane; Why an Airplane Flies; How Fast Can an Airplane Fly; How to Land an Airplane; Making Flying Safe; Flying's Latest Safety Devices; Jet Propulsion; Helicopters; Why the Flying Wing; The Flying Wing: The Story of Jack Northrup; Let's Get Back to Fundamentals; Watch the Clouds; What Do You Know About Clouds; Meteorology; The Story of the Compass; Air Maps and Their Uses; The Future of Radio; Radar; Beyond Radar; Peacetime Uses of Atomic Energy; Atomic Peace; Index. Incorporates articles by experts such as Donald W. Douglas (Douglas Aircraft), William T. Brotherton (Ryan Aeronautical) and Dr. C.B. Jolliffe (R.C.A Laboratories) with b&w cartoon-style illustrations to explain some of the science behind mid-20th century aviation. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor tiny scuff mark on fore-edge of text block, light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Cambridge, Massachusetts Society for the History of Technology / M.I.T. Press 1968 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
347 pp, 9 1/4" H. "A personal, readable, and thorough book, (it) presents annotated entries giving both the strong points and short-comings of the works listed. Mr. Ferguson's extensive work can well be expected to emerge as the major source book on its subject for many years to come." Section headings: General Works; General Bibliographies and Library Lists; Directories of Technical, Academic, and Business Organizations; Early Source Books and Manuscripts; Encyclopaedias, Compendia, and Dictionaries of Technology; Biography; Government Publications and Records; Manuscripts; Illustrations; Travel and Description; Periodical and Serial Publications; Technical Societies, Education, and Exhibitions; Technology and Culture; Subject Fields (Monographs, Articles, and Bibliographies); Index. Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, small tear at top of front hinge archivally taped, a few very tiny scuffs, minor rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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