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American Plastic: A Cultural History
American Plastic
A Cultural History
Hardcover      ISBN: 081352234x

Winner of the 1996 Dexter Prize from the Society for the History of Technology and a 1996 Choice Outstanding Academic Book

"A splendid history of plastic. The book is authoritative, thorough, interdisciplinary, and intriguing. . . Meikle] traces the course of plastics from 19th-century celluloid and the fist wholly synthetic bakelite, in 1907, through the proliferation of compounds (vinyls, acrylics, polystyrene, nylon, etc.) and recent ecological concerns. . . .Interested readers of whatever predisposition will likely enjoy this comprehensive and thoughtful treatise."--Publishers Weekly

"A landmark account. . . . He combines a first-rate technological history with a most impressive cultural analysis of how plastics evolved from a material surrounded by utopian expectations to a material epitomizing inferiority and eventually to a part of everyday life. . . . One of the most significant works ever written in the history of American technology and culture."

--Nature

" A] truly outstanding work . . . here is a work of intellectual strength written with great literary style. . . . This significant work is likely to be widely cited in academic circles, defining the field for a generation of readers. Don't let it pass you by An extraordinary contribution, for all levels of readers."--Choice

"This is real interdisciplinary work, roaming in focus, adaptive in method."--Journal of American History

"This scholarly and comprehensive work . . . is nontechnical and emphasizes the social and cultural impact of plastics. . . . Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in understanding contemporary society."--Library Journal

Anthropometry and Physical Examination: A Book For Practical Use in Connection with Gymnastic Work and Physical Education
Anthropometry and Physical Examination: A Book For Practical Use in Connection with Gymnastic Work and Physical Education
Hardcover      SKU: 1199530328

Blue cloth boards. Boards well-rubbed, and rubbed to board in some spots; titles to spine are dull, mostly effaced.

The Architecture of Trees
The Architecture of Trees
Hardcover      ISBN: 1616898062
Any landscape architect worth their soil should pick up The Architecture of Trees, an all-encompassing atlas of all things tree-related.--The Architect's Newspaper

A 2019 Oprah's Favorite Things Pick

A gorgeous, large format volume that shows each hand-drawn illustration in stunning detail.The Architecture of Trees is the result of over twenty years of dedicated study by landscape architects Cesare Leonardi and Franca Stagi. This new edition preserves the original magnificent illustrations and text, translated into English for the first time.

Features more than 550 exquisite quill-pen drawings of trees. Each of the 212 tree species are drawn to a scale of 1:100, with and without foliage. Complete with tables of seasonal color variation and projections of shadows cast during the hours of daylight and season by season, no other tree book contains such detailed and scientific drawings.

A legendary and unsurpassed botanical masterwork. Considered a standard in many landscape architecture firms, the drawings, essays, and detailed charts are essential for large scale landscaping projects and a helpful tool for backyard renovations. Landscape designers will think in new ways about the effect of seasons and the time of day on trees, and anyone interested in nature and trees will be captivated by the stunning illustrations.

This book could be considered the Bible for tree lovers.--Western Art & Architecture

An incredible book for anyone interested in trees:
- An oversized, captivating coffee table book for lovers of art and nature illustrations
- A helpful tree identification book with accurate drawings of trees and detailed looks at branches, leaves, and fruit
- A reference for students of landscape architecture, botany, dendrology, architecture, and illustration
Atmospheric Physics As Applied to a Reformed Meteorology: Supplement No. 5 to the Treatises on the Atmospheres of the Sun and the Earth
Atmospheric Physics As Applied to a Reformed Meteorology: Supplement No. 5 to the Treatises on the Atmospheres of the Sun and the Earth
Hardcover      SKU: 1199615552

Vienna, 1923. Rebound in black cloth with gilt titles. Clean, tight, unmarked with fading & very minor stain to title page.

Chemistry, Meteorology, And the Function of Digestion Considered with Reference to Natural Theology
Chemistry, Meteorology, And the Function of Digestion Considered with Reference to Natural Theology
Hardcover      SKU: 1199396710

Second edition. Sm4to, 570pgs. Book is full-bound in dark blue cloth with a paper title label and black titling on spine. Book is solid and there is a striking, hand colored foldout map facing p.568, map is in excellent condition. Interior is clean though slightly toned. Spine ends and corners are worn with light fraying, slight rubbing to paper label and corners at tail end are lightly bumped. Front pastedown has a previous owner's bookplate.

Chemotherapy of Infections
Chemotherapy of Infections
Hardcover      SKU: 119918778x

"1954. Sm 8vo. Green cloth boards are solid, minimal edgwear at tips some edgewear to spine ends. Text is clean throughout. Binding is cracked, although leaves are solidly intact and spine is uncreased.

Electric Incandescent Lighting (elementary Electro-technical Series)
Electric Incandescent Lighting (elementary Electro-technical Series)
Hardcover      SKU: 1199358266

Second edition, enlarged. 16mo, 508pgs. Full bound in navy blue cloth with gilt stamped image of owl on front board and gilt stamped titling on spine. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, as well as corner tips. Paste-down endpaper cracked but hinge still solidboth front and back. Slight toning to interior pages, else clean throughout.

The Encyclopedia of Face and Form Reading
The Encyclopedia of Face and Form Reading
Hardcover      SKU: 281AKJ1007151

Some soil to front cover.

Grounding and Shielding in Facilities
Grounding and Shielding in Facilities
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471838071

This text studies ways to ground and shield electronic equipment and facilities to control interference. The language of power engineers and the National Electrical Code are explained. The author also lays the ground rules for safety and explains how to attack and solve problems in grounding and shielding via a field theoretic approach rather than a circuit approach. Background theory is given and various hardware and equipment, all key areas in grounding and shielding, ESD, screened rooms, and topics in field coupling are provided.



"Clean, bright, tight & completely unmarked.

Handbook of Astronomy
Handbook of Astronomy
Hardcover      SKU: 1199283568

"Rebound. 12mo, 496 pgs + ads. Quarter bound tan cloth with marbled paper boards. Several fold-out charts and maps, some reinforced with paper tape, black and white illustration cuts throughout. Original passages with some damp stains, especially near the beginning of text block. Previous owner's signature on title page. A thorough volume on the science of astronomy.