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FROM NAKED APE TO SUPERSPECIES: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON HUMANITY AND THE GLOBAL ECO-CRISIS., Suzuki, David and Dressel, Holly.
61 Suzuki, David and Dressel, Holly. FROM NAKED APE TO SUPERSPECIES: A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON HUMANITY AND THE GLOBAL ECO-CRISIS.
Toronto Stoddart 1999 0773731946 / 9780773731943 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
332 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). "For millenia, we lived in harmony with the Earth, taking only what we required to survive. But in just the past few centuries, we have used our powers to thrill and amuse ourselves, to satisfy our obsession with consumption and new technology, without regard for the consequences. And in doing so, we have exploited our surroundings on an unprecedented scale. In (this book, the authors) lucidly describe how we have evolved beyond our needs, trampling other species, believing that we can make the Earth work the way we want it to. And they introduce us to the people who are fighting back, those who are resisting the inexorable advance of the 'global economy' juggernaut, the people whose voices are difficult to hear over the din of corporate PR machines. We learn about how human arrogance - demonstrated by our disregard for the small and microscopic species that constitute the Earth's engine, and our reckless use of technological inventions like powerful herbicides or genetically engineered crops - is threatening the health of our children and the safety of our food supply. But it's not too late to change our course. (The book) shows that we are at a turning point - we can either push ahead on our path to destruction, or we can reshape our place in nature and prosper." Gift notation in ink on title page, minor bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CREWE WORKS IN THE AGE OF STEAM: A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE., Talbot, Edward.
62 Talbot, Edward. CREWE WORKS IN THE AGE OF STEAM: A PICTORIAL TRIBUTE.
Hayes / Oxford Publishing, (Sparkford, 1987), reprint. 
Unpaginated, 4to (11" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 213 b&w photographs. "Throughout the steam age, Crewe Works was one of the leading, if not the leading, railway works in the UK. Indeed, in 1913 'The Railway Magazine' described it as 'the most famous railway works in the world'. In its heyday (particularly under the London & North Western Railway) it was world renowned for its manufacture and repair of locomotives and carriages. In addition to rolling stock, the Works manufactured dozens of other items as diverse as steel rails and needles, bricks and gas mantles, and signals and lubricants. Moreover, it trained hundreds of railway engineers; who either entered the ranks of the LNWR, LMS or British Railways; or who went on to other British railway companies or to railways overseas in the British Empire and beyond. The influence of Crewe Works accordingly spread far from the confines of Crewe as a railway engineering centre...This album is designed to give a pictorial impression of Crewe Works in the steam age, and endeavours to portray some of the many achievements of the Works and the personnel who laboured within it." Faint cigarette odor, small bump to top corner of boards and at bott om edge of rear board. Dust jacket has a few small areas of light edge wrinkling. VG/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MiG MASTER: THE STORY OF THE F-8 CRUSADER., Tillman, Barrett.  Foreword by Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale.
63 Tillman, Barrett. Foreword by Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale. MiG MASTER: THE STORY OF THE F-8 CRUSADER.
Nautical and Naval, Annapolis, 1980. 
224 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0933852177 B&w photographs. "Described as a 'thoroughbred' worthy of all the care it demanded, the Chance Vought F-8 Crusader served as one of the most capable and long-lived aircraft in nav al aviation history. It was designed as an air superiority fighter, a 'gunfighter' armed with four 20-mm cannon rather than air-to-air missiles. Eventually, the Navy adapted the Crusader to carry many other kinds of armament. It also serve d i n o t her roles such as photo recce, strike, and experimental....Features (of this book) are: a design and construction history of the F-8; F-8 armaments; Vietnam operations including a chapter devoted to MiG battles; extensive appendices that f u rn is h d et ails of F-8 deployment, pilots and engineering; over 70 photos." Light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light browning at edges, very light rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
SKULEBOOK 6T5.  (SKULE BOOK)  YEARBOOK OF THE FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 1965., Twyman, W.G., Jr. Editor.
64 Twyman, W.G., Jr. Editor. SKULEBOOK 6T5. (SKULE BOOK) YEARBOOK OF THE FACULTY OF APPLIED SCIENCE & ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, 1965.
Toronto Yearbook Committee 1965 Card covers in Comb binding Very Good Photography by Dave Kerfoot and John Shore. 
122 pp, 10 1/2" H. B&w photographs, advertisements. Contains introductory material, Grads, Classes (including Clubs), Features (including Freshman Initiations, Homecoming, 2nd Annual Engineers Rally, Annual Engineering Fist Fight, A Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown, LGM Bash, etc.), Sports. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing/soiling to covers, minor edge wear, small crease at top corner of front cover - tiny crease at two other corners. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
AIRCRAFT HYDRAULICS SIMPLIFIED.  A GUIDE TO THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES COMMON TO ALL HYDRAULIC AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND ILLUSTRATED BY REFERENCE TO DESIGNS IN USE ON MODERN PLANES., Vine, David.
65 Vine, David. AIRCRAFT HYDRAULICS SIMPLIFIED. A GUIDE TO THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES COMMON TO ALL HYDRAULIC AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND ILLUSTRATED BY REFERENCE TO DESIGNS IN USE ON MODERN PLANES.
London George Newnes for British Aviation Publications 1943 First Edition Stapled in Wraps Good+ 
48 pp, 8 7/8" H. 20 b&w drawings/diagrams. Section headings: Introductory Survey; Hydraulic Systems and Primary Units; The Secondary Units and their Functions; Emergency and Safety Devices; Propellers and Brakes; Maintenance Notes. Interior - minor soiling on inside of front cover, soft fold crease down middle of pages, minor wrinkling on pages. Exterior - light curl to covers, soft fold crease down middle of covers, three very tiny foxing marks on front cover, tiny ink mark and soft corner crease on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
MAGNUS VOLK OF BRIGHTON., Volk, Conrad.
66 Volk, Conrad. MAGNUS VOLK OF BRIGHTON.
Phillimore, London, (1971), first edition. 
240 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Born in Brighton in 1851, Magnus Volk was a true pioneer of electrical engineering. While still in his early twenties he was employing a dozen or more workpeople, making a simple telegraph set which sold all over the world. In 1879, when he married, his house was the first in Brighton to have electric lighting...It was in 1883 that he built his original little railway in Great Britain. This was the start of a long struggle against both man and nature; but Magnus reacted typically to opposition, and extended the line - twice. Not content with this, he built another railway further east - a truly fantastic conception, nick-named 'Daddy-Long-Legs'. The book tells the extraordinary story of the electric motor-car he made; of the order he received for another like it from the Sultan of Turkey - surely the earliest export order for a car ever to reach this country; and of his visit to Constantinople to deliver it in person. Then there were the telephone exchanges, the electric launches, the submarine mines, the X-Ray equipment...and still the list could be lengthened. Local and family history, topography, Victoriana, engineering archives, the history of motoring and aviation - there is plenty here, in both text and illustration, for all whose interests lie expecially in these fields; while for the general reader there is the story of a whole - written simply and not without humour; a record of endeavour, of dogged tenacity in the face of relentless opposition and ill-fortune. A study, in short, of a very remarkable man." Slight bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, has very light rubbing, and is price clipped. VG +/VG 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
DUCATI 2-VALVE V-TWINS:  THE COMPLETE STORY., Walker, Mick.
67 Walker, Mick. DUCATI 2-VALVE V-TWINS: THE COMPLETE STORY.
Crowood, Marlborough, 2000, first edition. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 15/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861263090 Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour. "The first Ducati V-twin, the prototype 750 GT, appeared in the summer of 1970. Since then the type has carved itself a special p lace in motorcycle history, on both the road and track....although majoring on models built from 1985 onwards, (this book) effectively charts the rise of the famous 90-degree V-twin from its earliest days to its current cult status. The ori g i n a l e n gine featured bevel-driven overhead camshafts, with or without the marque's legendary Desmo valve operation. Currently all Ducati V-twins employ both belt-driven overhead cams (pioneered by the Pantah series introduced at the end of th e 19 70 s) an d Desmo valve gear. The 2-valve family, which includes such well-known models as the F1/F3, Paso, Monster, Super Sport and ST2, is very much the affordable face of Ducati. Here, top-selling author and Italian bike specialist Mick Wa lk er cha rts the f ull story of these charismatic machines, including their design and development. Besides the technical detail, Mick Walker also introduces the personalities involved in the evolution of the Ducati 2-valve V-twin story, men suc h a s M assi mo B o rdi, Pi erre Terblanche, Fabio Taglioni, Paul Smart and Tony Rutter, to name but a few." Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, very light rubbing . Ne ar F ine/ Very Good 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
68 Whipple, Harold E., ed. MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS: CURRICULUM, PROGRAMMING AND PLANNING. ANNALS OF THE NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES. VOLUME 128, ART. 2.
New York Academy of Sciences, New York, 1965. 
Pages 457-720, 8vo, soft cover. B&w illus. Papers include: New Objectives in Medical Education; Research in Medical Education - Participation of Faculty and Students; Experimentation in Medical Education - The Student, the Patient and the University; Biophysics and Medical Engineering; Teaching and Research; Behavioral Science in the Medical Curriculum; Preventive Medicine in the American Medical School; Budgeting the Operation of the Medical School; The Medical Center in a Community; Educational Facilities in the Hospital for Teaching; Architectural Programming and Planning for the Medical Center, etc. Interior - previous owner's name stamp on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light soiling to covers, slight lean to book, spine color faded but lettering still very legible, previous owner's name stamp on front cover, waviness to book - mainly on front. Good reference copy. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
JURASSIC PARK PIANO SOLOS., Williams, John, composer.
69 Williams, John, composer. JURASSIC PARK PIANO SOLOS.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin MCA Music Publishing 1993 0793526892 / 9780793526895 Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
32 pp, 12" H. 5 pages of color photos from movie. Music notation (piano) for: Journey to the Island; Theme from "Jurassic Park"; My Friend, the Brachiosaurus; Remembering Petticoat Lane; A Tree for my Bed; Welcome to Jurassic Park. Interior - light wrinkling at top of page leaf 19/20, store stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - soft wrinkles and light rubbing on covers, small very soft corner curls, light scuffing at top corner of front cover at hinge, tiny area of surface paper loss on old price on rear cover. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
OPERATING FOUR-STROKE ENGINES.  (RADIO CONTROL HANDBOOKS.), Winch, Brian.
70 Winch, Brian. OPERATING FOUR-STROKE ENGINES. (RADIO CONTROL HANDBOOKS.)
Hemel Hempstead Argus 1990 1854860429 / 9781854860422 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
63 pp, 9 11/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "A model four-stroke engine is a fine example of precision, miniature engineering. In this handbook Brian Winch explains, in practical terms, how four-stroke engines work, the various types in production, how to set-up, run and maintain the engines and how to diagnose and cure faults. Brian's no-nonsense advice will allow you to obtain the maximum pleasure and reliable operation from these popular engines." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear, one tiny corner crease, a few tiny shallow dints on front cover. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
OPERATING FOUR-STROKE ENGINES.  (RADIO CONTROL HANDBOOKS.), Winch, Brian.
71 Winch, Brian. OPERATING FOUR-STROKE ENGINES. (RADIO CONTROL HANDBOOKS.)
Hemel Hempstead Argus 1990 1854860429 / 9781854860422 First Edition Soft Cover Fine 
63 pp, 9 11/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings/diagrams. "A model four-stroke engine is a fine example of precision, miniature engineering. In this handbook Brian Winch explains, in practical terms, how four-stroke engines work, the various types in production, how to set-up, run and maintain the engines and how to diagnose and cure faults. Brian's no-nonsense advice will allow you to obtain the maximum pleasure and reliable operation from these popular engines." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TWO SOOS, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN, ON THE FALLS OF THE ST. MARY'S RIVER.  THE HISTORY OF LAKE NAVIGATION, THE NATIONS COMMERCE PASSING BY ITS DOORS - THE LARGEST AND MOST USEFUL LOCKS IN THE WORLD BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIBED., Young, A.E., Compiler.
72 Young, A.E., Compiler. THE TWO SOOS, AMERICAN AND CANADIAN, ON THE FALLS OF THE ST. MARY'S RIVER. THE HISTORY OF LAKE NAVIGATION, THE NATIONS COMMERCE PASSING BY ITS DOORS - THE LARGEST AND MOST USEFUL LOCKS IN THE WORLD BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED AND DESCRIBED.
Sault Ste. Marie / Grand Rapids Young's Art Studio / James Bayne Co. Soft Cover Fair A.E. Young, photographer. 
Unpaginated (approx. 58 pp, excluding covers), oblong (6 3/4" H x 9" D), with string ties. No date (c1910). Title page continues: "Mammoth Power Developed and Industries Established - The Growth of Two Large Cities - In the Land of Hiawatha." Two page introduction, followed by b&w photographs with captions (some fold-out), showing the locks and their surroundings, including pictures of power houses, industries, shipping, fishing, etc. Also some 'set up' views from the poem 'Hiawatha'. Interior - most pages have a very small soft crease or curl at corners - one has a sharp corner crease, one page with a 1" archivally taped margin tear and one with a tiny repaired tear, some very light soiling to some pages, one fold-out picture has fore-edge creases another has several corner creases at fore-edge Exterior - covers have moderate edge wear, corner creases, one tiny corner piece missing, two edge tears archivally taped, a few tiny scuffs and some very light rubbing; spine has repaired tears, light soiling and light edge wear; browning to edges of text block. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
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