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MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN:  THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING., Foer, Joshua.
1 Foer, Joshua. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Gibbs-Smith, C.H. Foreword By Sir Geoffrey De Havilland. A HISTORY OF FLYING.
London B. T. Batsford 1953 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
304 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, reproductions, drawings. "From Icarus to the threshold of the interplanetary rocket is the span covered (in this book). (D)escribes the development of gliding and ballooning, of the airship and the aeroplane, in terms of writers, inventors and airmen such as Leonardo da Vinci, Borelli, De Lana, Cayley, the Montfolfier Brothers, Blanchard, Stringfellow, Lilienthal, the Wright Brothers and Bleriot. The author is equally interested in the 'historical trivia of the air', as he calls them: the romantic fantasies, the eccentric inventions, the reckless adventurers and the senseless tragedies which form a continuing background to his story." Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, slight fading to top of text block color near spine, tiny dent to bottom edge of both boards, small shallow bump to fore-edge of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling with light edge wear - mainly at top edge and bottom of spine, slight soiling and rubbing, light browning to spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Javellana, Rene; Zialcita, Fernando Nakpil; Reyes, Elizabeth V. FILIPINO STYLE.
Hong Kong Periplus 1997 962593233X / 9789625932330 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photogaphs by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, Tara Sosrowardoyo and Emil Davocol. 
232 pp, 11 1/4" H. "(E)xtols the Philippines' design heritage and demonstrates how the traditions of yesteryear - through both native and colonial history - have evolved into the main strands of modern-day Filipino style. The text, written by authoritative anthropologists and art historians, traces Filipino style from its pre-Hispanic origins among the tribal and the natural; through the cosmopolitan influences of Spain, China and the Americas; and explores the most modern and varied examples of Filipino architecture today. The final chapter brings readers into the traditional 'ilustrado' homes of the past by illustrating the refinements of Filipino furniture. The (colour) photographs take the reader on a visual journey through the archipelago's diverse styles. Photographs of interiors and exteriors with details of selected heirlooms and furniture provide a broad view of Filipino style that is sure to inspire any reader to discover more about this fascinating country." Book is very slightly cocked, tiny bump on bottom edge of front board, bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
4 Magoun, F. Alexander and Hodgins, Eric. A HISTORY OF AIRCRAFT.
New York Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1931 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
495 pp, 9 1/4" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering/airplane on spine, silver airplane on front board. B&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Balloons and Parachutes (The First Twenty Centuries / The Invention of the "Globes Aerostatiques" / Historic Early Flights / The Balloon's Greatness and Decline / Parachutes); Navigable Balloons and Airships (Early Attempts at Navigation / Cayley and Those Who Followed / The Creation of the Practical Airship / Count Zeppelin and the Ridgid Airship); Ornithopters (Attempts to Fly by Means of Flapping Wings); Helicopters (The Problem of Vertical Flight); Gliders (Heavier-than-air Man-carrying Flight without Power); Airplanes (Early Experiments with Heavier-than-air Flight / Langley and the Wright Brothers / The Airplane Establishes Itself / The Effect of War on Aviation / Significant Flights Since the War / The Present); Appendix: Condensed Table of Records; Bibliography; Chronology of Flight; Index. Very light browning in page margins, tiny to small bump at top corner of approx. pages 160 to 410, browning to edges of text block, small area of shelf soiling on bottom of text block, three small edge bumps on rear board, two corner bumps on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wear at edges, spine is slightly twisted and has slight color fading. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
5 Palmer, Henry R., Jr. THIS WAS AIR TRAVEL. A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AERONAUTS AND AEROPLANES FROM THE BEGINNING TO NOW.
New York Bonanza 1962 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
208 pp, 10 3/4" H. "(H)ere in full nostalgic glory are the Farmans, Wrights, Dorniers, Sikorskys and Martins which created new thrills in a new industry out of man's struggle to fly. Palmer has built a rare book of adventure on the airways by presenting hundreds of (b&w) photographs from his collection which has taken him many years to assemble. With these is the story of development, told in a crisp, readable style with an appendix for the technically minded. Here are the gas bags and gyrocopters - the 'Char-a-banc' and 'City of Glasgow' - the first planes to pack the mail and the first to span the seas. You learn of the early German mosnters and the facts about Henry Ford's 'Tine Goose'. You find pictured the exteriors and interiors of airplanes that made one flight and of others still flying in these days of jets. You read about daring pilots and inventive genius." Appendix I: The Story of the Schneider Trophy Race. Appendix II: Technical Specifications. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing on spine with some very light color loss, very light rubbing on panels. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BELL AND BALDWIN:  THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF AERODROMES AND HYDRODROMES AT BADDECK, NOVA SCOTIA., Parkin, J.H.
6 Parkin, J.H. BELL AND BALDWIN: THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF AERODROMES AND HYDRODROMES AT BADDECK, NOVA SCOTIA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
555 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, tables (several fold-out). "(P)resents a detailed chronicle of the fascinating experiments in aerial flight and with hydrofoil craft conducted by Dr. (Alexander Graham) Bell and his engineering assistant and collaborators, Frederick Walker (Casey) Baldwin, at Baddeck, Nova Scotia. Bell was the chairman and Baldwin the chief engineer of the Aerial Experiment Association (1907-9), a group founded, inspired, and financed by Mrs. Bell: the successes of the Association, were based largely on logical, step-by-step development under the guiding genius of Dr. Bell. The detailed, day-by-day records of the group's operations kept by Dr. Bell make abundantly clear that his scientific and technical contributions, and his guidance and criticism, were of great importance to the development of aviation and hydrofoils. His keen analytical and deductive mind was at its best in analysing failures and propounding remedies, as in the suggestion of the aileron following the crash of the 'Red Wing'. Dr. Parkin provides here a brief description of Bell's amazing kite experiments, which extended over many years, and led to his powered- flight projects; and, to place the work of Bell and Baldwin in proper perspective, and to enable their accomplishments to be assessed, he has included a brief record of the prior art, including descriptions of the machines, early designers, builders, and pilots, including the Wrights, the Voisins, Bleriot, and Santos Dumont. He also presents the hitherto unpublished details of the remarkable development of hydrofoil craft at Baddeck, culminating after many years, in the spectacular achievement, in 1919, of 70.85 miles per hour, by the HD-4, the fastest craft afloat at that time." *Pages 463 through 494 plus one fold-out table are duplicated* Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, one small edge tear a few tiny edge tears, minor rubbing, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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