Science & Technology
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes
by Stephen W. Hawking; Carl Sagan [Introduction]
Toronto; New York; etc.: Bantam , 1988. First American Edition, Second State. 1/4 cloth. Fine/very good +. A fine First American edition, Second State in a very good plus dust jacket (corrected authorized version). Appears barely read. Black quarter cloth over black paper boards with silver title stamping on spine. Full number line. Blue dust jacket with original price, unclipped. Dust jacket showing wrinkling at top and bottom edge and dull line on rear. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 198 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 1/ x 9 inches tall.
Stephen Hawking, one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists in history, wrote the modern classic A Brief History of Time to help non-scientists understand fundamental questions of physics and our existence: where did the universe come from? How and why did it begin? Will it come to an end, and if so, how? “Hawking attempts to deal with these questions (and where we might look for answers) using a minimum of technical jargon. Among the topics gracefully covered are gravity, black holes, the Big Bang, the nature of time and physicists’ search for a grand unifying theory.” – official website
This is deep science; the concepts are so vast (or so tiny) that they cause mental vertigo while reading, and one can’t help but marvel at Hawking’s ability to synthesize this difficult subject for people not used to thinking about things like alternate dimensions. The journey is certainly worth taking for as Hawking says, the reward of understanding the universe may be a glimpse of “the mind of God”.
New York: Appleton and Company, 1885, 1888. Later printings. Cloth. Very good/none as issued. Mixed set with continuous pagination in publishers original brown cloth. In 2 volumes. Vol. I: xii,  -602, [i]-iii,  pages. Vol. 2: viii,  -1120, [9-tables] , [I-blank], [i]-ii pages . 8vo. Original brown publisher’s cloth with uniform spine designs but different decorations in blind. With several old institutional stamps on the title page and the Dibner Institute stamp on the front pastedown endpapers (properly withdrawn). Wear and bumping to the corners. Wear to head and tail of both spines. Binding sound with one signature a bit proud in volume 1. Both volumes are copyrighted 1884, but Vol. l (a gift of Bern Dibner) is the 7th edition dated 1888 and Vol. 2 (a gift of IBM) is the sixth edition dated 1885. Ad for Prescott’s latest works in back matter, including “Bell’s Electric Speaking Telephone.” Very Good.
See Sterling and Shiers History of Telecommunications Technology, An Annotated Bibliography, **6-059 (which notes the 1877, 1881, and 1885 editions) . Wheeler Gift Catalogue, I, 2045 (referencing 1877 first edition) “Comprehensive, descriptive treatise,” Cyclopaedia of American Biography V/108. A continuation of Prescott’s well regarded “History, Theory, and Practice of the Electric Telegraph” (first published in 1860, and with several editions through 1866). “Electricity and the Electric Telegraph spends “the first 280 pages or so on electricity in general, while the rest focuses on the telegraph.” It went through many editions, with 1877 being the first. George Bartlett Prescott was well positioned to write such a book. He was a manager of telegraph offices from 1847-1858, then Superintendent of the American and in 1866 of the Western Union telegraph companies’ lines, and in 1869 electrician of the Western Union telegraph company. He was also electrician of the International Ocean Telegraph Company from 1873 to 1880, and later travelled overseas to review the technologies being used there. He later rose to executive and board positions in several companies including the Bell telephone company of Philadelphia. He also had several related patents, and wrote numerous articles for the technical press as well as several books.” — Kuenzig Books
Mammals of California and Its Coastal Waters
by Lloyd G. Ingles
Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1954. First Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/missing. A very good plus, signed, first revised edition with a personal note from author laid in.
From the library of wildlife biologist and conservationist John B. Cowan. Affectionately inscribed to same by author on title page. Additional personal note card to Mr. Cowan from author laid in. Dust jacket has been cut, only flaps remain laid in. Rust cloth boards with black title stamping. Rubbing to corners and to head and tail of spine. Map end papers with front jacket flap taped in with one piece of tape. Previous owner’s name on first free end paper. Underlining and marginalia for items of interest to Mr. Cowan’s work. Binding is straight though book shows having been re-read. 396 pp. including index. Octavo.
New York: American Book Company, 1889. Revised Edition. Leather bound. Very good +/none as issued. Isaac Sprague. A very good plus sixth (revised) edition in a soft deep brown leather cover. Leather uniformly rubbed, Gilt title stamping on spine. Black endpapers. Previous owner’s name on title page. 760 pp. with an additional 25 plates with explanations. 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches tall, Twelvemo.
Asa Gray was considered the most important American botanist of the 19th century. His Darwiniana was considered an important explanation of how religion and science were not necessarily mutually exclusive. Gray was adamant that a genetic connection must exist between all members of a species. He was also strongly opposed to the ideas of hybridization within one generation and special creation in the sense of its not allowing for evolution. He was a strong supporter of Darwin, although Gray’s theistic evolution was guided by a Creator. As a professor of botany at Harvard University for several decades, Gray regularly visited, and corresponded with, many of the leading natural scientists of the era, including Charles Darwin, who held great regard for him. Gray made several trips to Europe to collaborate with leading European scientists of the era, as well as trips to the southern and western United States. He also built an extensive network of specimen collectors.A prolific writer, he was instrumental in unifying the taxonomic knowledge of the plants of North America. Of Gray’s many works on botany, the most popular was his Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States, from New England to Wisconsin and South to Ohio and Pennsylvania Inclusive, known today simply as Gray’s Manual. Gray was the sole author of the first five editions of the book and co-author of the sixth, with botanical illustrations by Isaac Sprague. Further editions have been published, and it remains a standard in the field. Gray also worked extensively on a phenomenon that is now called the “Asa Gray disjunction”, namely, the surprising morphological similarities between many eastern Asian and eastern North American plants. Several structures, geographic features, and plants have been named after Gray. — Wikipedia.
In 1848, Gray was elected as a member to the American Philosophical Society.
From Retorts to Lasers: The Story of Chemistry at Berkeley
by William L. Jolly
Berkeley: University of California, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/none as issued. About fine assumed first edition, “Distributed by the College of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley” without an ISBN (presumably printed for a limited audience). Blue cloth boards with gold foil stamping of a cupola and title on cover and gold foil stamping on spine. Binding is sturdy, square and tight. Previous owner’s name neatly stamped on FFE, otherwise as new. Text clean and bright. Laid in is a fine alumnae solicitation with historic photos from Berkeley, printed in 1997. Illustrated with b/w photo plates. ix, 292 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 x 9 1/4 inches tall.
William Lee Jolly, professor of chemistry at UC Berkeley, whose work helped facilitate the renaissance of inorganic chemistry in the United States during the middle of the 20th century…Jolly worked as a group leader at the newly formed Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, CA, from 1953-55. There he helped to devise unusual forms of lithium deuteride and lithium tritide for use in the testing of thermonuclear devices. He joined the Berkeley faculty in 1955 and began his career teaching freshman chemistry and inorganic chemistry classes. During the 1950s and 1960s, he established courses, seminars and research programs in inorganic chemistry that have flourished to the present. Jolly wrote more than 300 articles in leading scientific journals and wrote or edited numerous books, including Synthetic Inorganic Chemistry, The Synthesis and Characterization of Inorganic Compounds and, in 1987, From Retorts to Lasers: The Story of Chemistry at Berkeley. — author’s obituary
A Time to Remember: The Autobiography of a Chemist
by Alexander Todd
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. A fine first edition, as stated, in a fine dustjacket. Blue cloth covered boards. Previous owner’s name stamped on first free endpaper. Pages are clean and bright. 257 pp.
Alexander Robertus Todd, Baron Todd of Trumpington (2 October 1907 – 10 January 1997) was a British biochemist whose research on the structure and synthesis of nucleotides, nucleosides, and nucleotide coenzymes gained him the Nobel Prize for Chemistry” —Wikipedia
Newton on the Continent
by Henry Guerlac
Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1981. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/fine. A very near fine first edition in a fine dust jacket. Buckram boards. Blue endpepers with price sticker of FFE. Half title page has dog-ear fold. Binding is sturdy, square and tight. Text clean and bright.169 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches tall.
Henry Edward Guerlac (1910-1982) graduated from Cornell University in 1932, received a master’s degree in biochemistry from Cornell in 1933, and a doctorate in European history from Harvard University in 1941. Before joining the Cornell faculty in 1946, he taught at Harvard and the University of Wisconsin, and for three years was the historian for the Radiation Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1964, he was named Goldwin Smith Professor of the History of Science and in 1970 he became director of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell. Guerlac was awarded the George Sarton Medal by the History of Science Society in 1973, was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 1978, and in 1982 was named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur by the French government.Guerlac’s books include Science in Western Civilization, Newton on the Continent, and Lavoisier: The Crucial Year, for which he received the Pfizer Prize in 1959. At the time of his death Professor Guerlac was completing an annotated edition of Newton’s Opticks, which was first published in 1704. — Cornell University
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near fine/none as issued. About fine, first edition, first printing. Brown, mustard and white cloth boards. Binding is sturdy, square and tight. Previous owner’s name stamped neatly on top edge, otherwise as new. No dust jacket as issued. Illustrated with formulas, b/w photos, graphs, and drawings. x, 415  pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches tall. These proceedings are concerned with discoveries from the Infra-Red Astronomical Satellite IRAS including follow-up projects in theoretical and observational astronomy. In particular, they stress the solar system results from IRAS. A huge range of astronomical topics is addressed including asteroids, comets, dust in the solar neighbourhood, young stars, old stars, the interstellar medium, and the Galactic cosmic background at various wavelengths.. —
Stellar Pulsation: Proceedings of a Conference Held as a Memorial to John P. Cox at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA, August 11–15,1986 [Lecture Notes in Physics 274]
by A. N. Cox, W. M. Sparks & S. G. Starrfield, eds
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1987. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very good/none as issued. A very good, first edition, first printing. Brown, mustard and white cloth boards. Binding is sturdy, square and tight. Previous owner’s name stamped neatly on top edge, bottom front corner heavily bumped. Text clean and bright. No dust jacket as issued. Illustrated with formulas, b/w photos, graphs, and drawings. xiv, 422  pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches tall.
Early scientific activities of John Paul Cox, Charles A. Whitney; The evolution of variable stars, Stephen A. Becker; Evolution of cepheids with pulsationally driven mass loss; W. M. Brunish, L. A. Willson; Mixing core material into the envelopes of red giants, Robert G. Deupree; Pulsations of B stars-A review of observations and theories, Arthur N. Cox; Stability of radial and non-radial pulsation modes of massive ZAMS models C, A. P. Odell, A. Pausenwein, W. W. Weiss, A. Hajek; Linear nonadiabatic pulsations of homogeneous ZAMS stars, J. H. Cahn, A. N. Cox, D. A. Ostlie; Thirteen-color photometry of BW-Vulpeculae: Revisited, Manuel Alvarez, Ramón Michel; Spectroscopy and photometry of the optical photosphere of BW Vulpeculae: Radiative transfer, ionization, and opacity effects, Arthur Young, Chester Haag, Greg Crinklaw, Ingemar Furenlid; BW Vulpeculae pulsation kinematics, Ingemar Furenlid, Thomas Meylan, Arthur Young; High resolution observations of iota herculis, J. M. Le Contel, D. Ducatel, J. P. Sareyan, P. J. Morel, E. Chapellier, A. Endignoux; The observational status of cephei stars, L. A. Balona; Periodic line profile and photometric variations in mid-b stars, C.L. Waelkens; Nonlinear behavior of nonradial oscillations in per, Myron A. Smith, Alex W. Fullerton, John R. Percy; The nature of 53 persei, L. A. Belong; Preliminary results of a survey for line profile variations among the O stars, A. W. Fullerton, D. R. Gies, C. T. Bolton; The Maia stars – A real class of variable stars, Bernard J. McNamara; Empirical-theoretical modeling of Be variable mass-loss via variable: Photospheric mass-outflow; Coronal opacity; Radiation-amplified wind-piston, driving pulsating cool-envelope, Vera Doazan, Richard N. Thomas; Low frequency oscillations of uniformly rotating stars and a possible excitation mechanism for variable B stars, Umin Lee, Hideyuki Saio; Oscillations in massive spinning stars, D. Narasimha, S. R. Sreenivasan; Rapidly oscillating Ap stars and Delta Scuti variables, Hiromoto Shibahashi; The unusual Delta Scuti star 2 Tau, Michel Breger, E. Antonello, L. Mantegazza, Huang Lin, Jiang Shi-yang, Guo Zi-he; Period variations in SX PHE stars: CY AQR, DY PEG and HD 94033, J. H. Penal, R. Penichel, S. F. González, M. A. Hobart; Far-ultraviolet observations of the Delti-Scuti variable Beta Cassiopeiae, Thomas R. Ayres, Jeffrey O. Bennett; Recent observations of some rapidly oscillating Ap stars, D. W. Kurtz; Are there any true set Ap stars? Tobias J. Kreidl; Searches for rapid line profile variations of two pulsating CP2 stars: HD 128898 and HD 201601, H. Schneider, W. W. Weiss, T. J. Kreidl, A. P. Odell; Nonradial pulsations of Scuti stars, D. S. King, A. N. Cox; Cepheids: Problems and possibilities, Norman R. Simon; A possible solution to the cepheid mass problem? Erika Böhm-Vitense; The mass of the classical Cepheid SU Cygni, Nancy Remage Evans, C. Thomas Bolton; BM cas: Rosetta stone Manqué, J. D. Fernie; Cepheid period-radius relations, Thomas J. Moffett, Thomas G. Barnes III; The cepheid temperature scale, Edward G. Schmidt; Properties of the light curves of s-Cepheids, E. Antonello, E. Poretti; Light curves for Cepheids in NGC 6822, Edward G. Schmidt, Norman R. Simon; The luminosities of the binary Cepheids SU Cyg, SU Cas, and W Sgr, Nancy Remage Evans, Armando Arellano-Ferro; Frequency analysis of the unusual short-period Cepheid EU Tauri, Jaymie M. Matthews, Wolfgang P. Gieren; Double mode pulsators in the instability strip, E. Antonello, L. Mantegazza, E. Poretti; Fourier decomposition of LMC cepheid light curves, G. K. Andreasen, J. O. Petersen; Time-dependent fourier analysis, application to nonlinear pulsations of stellar models, C. G. Davis, G. Kovácks, J. R. Buchler; A study of time-evolving hydrodynamic cepheid models, Keiichi Uji-Iye, Toshiki Aikawa, Toshihito Ishida, Mine Takeuti; Hydrodynamic models of bump cepheids, Toshiki Aikawa; Modeling of cepheid behavior in the infrared, Robert Hindsley, R. A. Bell; Field RR Lyrae stars, J. Lub; On the mixed-mode RR lyrae variables in the globular cluster Ic 4499, Christine M Clement, James M Nemec, R J Dickens, Elizabeth A Bingham; VBLUW photometry of RR Lyrae stars in cen and M4, J. W. de Bruijn, J. Lub; A surface brightness analysis of eight RR Lyrae stars,Suzanne L. Hawley, Thomas G. Barnes III, Thomas J. Moffett; A universal period-infrared luminosity relation for RR Lyraes? J. A. Fernley, A. J. Longmore, R. F. Jameson; Nonlinear RR Lyrae models with time dependent convection, D. A. Ostlie, A. N. Cox; The structure of variable star light curves, R. F. Stellingwerf, M. Donohoe; Long-period variables, P. R. Wood; Multiperiodicity in the light curve of alpha orionis, M. Karovska; A periodic variation in the radial velocity of arcturus, R. S. McMillan, P. H. Smith, W. J. Merline; RHO Cassiopeiae: A hyperbright radial pulsator? Yaron Sheffer; Population II variables, Hugh C. Harris; Simultaneous optical and infrared photometry of RV Tauri stars, M. J. Goldsmith, A. Evans, J. S. Albinson, M. F. Bode; RV Tauri stars: The resonance hypothesis, John K. Worrell; Comparison of observational and theoretical parameters for short-period Type II cepheid variables, T. R. Carson, S. P. A. Lawrence; Some current problems in helioseismology, Timothy M. Brown; The intermediate-degree f-mode multiplets of the sun, O. F. Rabaey, H. A. Hill, C. T. Harry; Comparison of 1983 and 1979 SCLERA observations, Leon Yi, W. M. Czarnowski; Confirmation of detection and classification of low-order, low-degree, acoustic modes with 1985 observations, Paul H. Oglesby; R-mode oscillations in the sun, Jane B. Blizard, Charles L. Wolff, Inverse problem of solar oscillations, Takashi Sekii, Hiromoto Shibahashi; Nonadiabatic, nonradial solar oscillations, R. B. Kidman, A. N. Cox; Pulsational analyses of post planetary nebula central stars and degenerate dwarfs, Sumner Starrfield; Constraints on the atmospheric compositions of PG1159-035 and similar pulsating stars, James Liebert; PG 1346+082: An interacting binary white dwarf system, M. A. Wood, D. E. Winget, R. E. Nather, James Liebert, F. Wesemael, G. Wegner; A search for hot pulsators similar to PG 1159-035 and the central star of K 1-16, Howard E. Bond, Albert D. Grauer, James Liebert, Thomas Fleming, Richard F. Green; What are high l modes, if anything? J. E. Hestand; Pulsations of white dwarf stars with thick hydrogen or helium surface layers, Arthur N. Cox, Sumner G. Starrfield, Russell B. Kidman, W. Dean Pesnell; Ensampling white dwarf g-modes, W. Dean Pesnell; Uniform period spacings in white dwarf models, Steven D. Kawaler; Theoretical expression for the rates of chance of non-radial pulsation periods in rapidly evolving stars, P. Smeyers, P. Bruggen; Secular instabilities of rotating neutron stars, Robert A. Managan; Nonlinear pulsations of luminous He stars, Charles R. Proffitt, Arthur N. Cox; Pulsations of cataclysmic variables, Brian Warner; On the 9.25 minute X ray oscillations of V471 Tauri, Edward M. Sion; Hydrodynamic studies of oxygen, neon, and magnesium novae, Sumner Starrfield, W. M. Sparks, J. W. Truran; Capabilities of the hubble space telescope for variable-star research, Howard E. Bond; An asteroseismology explorer, Timothy M. Brown, Arthur N. Cox.
by D. Mihalas & k. -H.A. Winkler, eds
by K.O Mason, M.G. Watson & N.E. White, eds
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/none as issued. A near fine, first edition, first printing. Brown, mustard and white cloth boards. Binding is sturdy, square and tight. Previous owner’s name stamped neatly on top edge, dampstain on edges affecting edges only. No dust jacket as issued. Illustrated with formulas, b/w photos, graphs, and drawings. [vi], 421  pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches tall.
Indirect imaging of accretion disks in binaries, Keith Horne, T. R. Marsh; Spectrum and polarization of the continuum from accretion disks in active galaxies and quasars, Wayne Webb, Matthew Malkan; Accretion disks in low-mass X-ray binaries, Keith O. Mason; Theory and observations of time-dependent accretion disks, Frank Verbunt; On the long term activity of pop. I binary systems containing an X-ray pulsar, L. Stella, N. E. White, R. Rosner; X-ray properties of magnetic cataclysmic variable systems, M. G. Watson; Evolution of magnetic cataclysmic binaries, D. Q. Lamb, F. Melia; The evolution of magnetic cataclysmic variables, A. R. King; Quasi-periodic oscillations in low-mass X-ray binaries, M. van der Klis; Quasi-periodic oscillations, Walter H. G. Lewin; The X-ray variability of active galactic nuclei, R. S. Warwick, Variability in accreting black holes, A. C. Fabian; Rapid X-ray variability in radio-quiet AGN: A probe of the innermost regions of the active nucleus, P. Barr; Iron lines from galactic and extragalactic X-ray sources, Kazuo Makishima; Discrete spectra of accreting compact sources, T. R. Kallman; Radio emission from X-ray binaries and the proto-type jets of SS433, R. M. Hjellming, K. J. Johnston; X-ray observations of the jets in SS433, G. C. Stewart, M. G. Watson; Cygnus X-3, Lawrence A. Molnar; More surprises from NGC 4151, M. V. Penston; The promise of high resolution UV spectroscopy for understanding the winds of cataclysmic variable stars, France A. Cordova; BL Lacertae objects: Accretion, jets, and winds, C. Megan Urry; X-ray spectral formation in low mass X-ray binaries, N. E. White; Continuum features in quasars, Martin Elvis, Bozena Czerny, Belinda J. Wilkes; The soft X-ray spectra of active galactic nuclei, G. Branduardi-Raymont.
by H. Richard Miller & Paul J. Wiita, eds
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very good +/none as issued. A very good plus, first edition, first printing. Brown, mustard and white cloth boards. Previous owner’s name stamped neatly on top edge, mildly cocked. Text clean and bright. No dust jacket as issued. Illustrated with formulas, b/w photos, graphs, and drawings. [xi], 438  pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches tall.
This volume summarizes recent developments in our understanding of active galactic nuclei, including quasars, seyfert galaxies and radio galaxies. The predominant emphasis is put on observational results with information from essentially all wave bands, but important theoretical results are also presented. Among the contributions are discussions of the different types of active galaxies, the nature of the central engine, the wiggly structure of radio jets, the dynamics of the gas in jets, the study of millimeter and extreme ultraviolet regions, and a discussion of the observed continuum of the entire electromagnetic spectrum. The intended readers are professional astronomers and astrophysicists as well as graduate students in this field of research. – Publisher’s web siteEmission-line spectra and the nature of active galactic nuclei, Donald E. Osterbrock; Emission line regions in active galactic nuclei: A unified view, Julian H. Krolik; Emission-line region structure from variability studies, Bradley M. Peterson; UV and optical spectroscopy of NGC 5548, G. A. Reichert, B. M. Peterson; The circumnuclear environment of the nearby non-interacting Seyfert galaxies NGC 5273 and NGC 3516, Richard W. Pogge; Long-slit spectroscopy of star-burst galaxies, Richard A. Shaw, Michael M. De Robertis; Voyager far UV observations of Markarian 509, T. E. Carone, M. A. Malkan; High resolution study of NGC 4151, Sylvain Veilleux; Long-slit echelle spectrograms of Seyfert galaxy nuclei, Jean W. Goad, John S. Gallagher III; Double peaked broad line profiles — edge on accretion disks or double quasar nuclei? C. Martin Gaskell; OJ287 as a binary system, M. Valtonen, A. Sillanpää, S. Haarala, L. Valtaoja, E. Valtaoja, B. Sundelius et al.; Line profiles and the kinematics of the narrow-line region, M. M. De Robertis, R. A. Shaw; Reddening of narrow line regions, Adam Wysota, C. Martin Gaskell; Ultraviolet and optical spectra of broad-line radio galaxies, D. Michael Crenshaw, Bradley M. Peterson, R. Mark Wagner; Long slit CCD observations of active and normal galaxies, T. E. Carone; Imaging spectrophotometry of ionized gas in active galaxies, Gerald Cecil, Joss Bland, Brent Tully; Some spectroscopic properties of mass-ejecting and radio-loud quasars, Ray J. Weymann, Simon L. Morris, Scott F. Anderson; Infrared spectroscopy of NGC 1068, D. L. DePoy; Dust and emission-line asymmetries in active galaxies, Oved Dahari, Michael De Robertis; Spectropolarimetry and the structure of active galactic nuclei, Model for the continuum emission of active galactic nuclei, Charles D. Dermer; Fitting multi-wavelength continuum of AGN with improved accretion disk models, Wei-Hsin Sun, Matthew A. Malkan; Accretion-disk modelling of the optical-UV spectrum of quasars, Amri Wandel, Vahé Petrosian; Synthesis of accretion disk and nonthermal source models for AGN, David L. Band, Matthew A. Malkan; Effects of self-gravity in AGNs, Isaac Shlosman, Mitchell C. Begelman; Mass and length scale of black holes in quasars and active galactic nuclei, Yukio Tomozawa; X-ray spectra of active galaxies, Richard F. Mushotzky; Clues to the X-ray emission mechanisms in flat radio spectrum AGNs, D. M. Worrall; X-ray timing of active galactic nuclei, C. Megan Urry; X-ray and optical studies of iras selected AGN, Martin J. Ward; Leakage of UHE photons from AGNs: Production of X-ray and -ray halos within 10–30 KPC, Isaac Shlosman, Marek Sikora; Radiation dynamics and pair creation in AGN accretion shocks, John M. Blondin, Arieh Königl, Thermal comptonization in compact sources and the cosmic X-ray background, Andrzej A. Zdziarski; Radio sources: Small scale structure, Marshall H. Cohen; The internal conditions of parsec-scale relativistic jets, P. A. Hughes, H. D. Aller, M. F. Aller; The nuclear jet in M87, J. A. Biretta, M. J. Reid; European VLBI network observations of Seyfert Nuclei, A. Pedlar, B. Harrison, S. W. Unger, D. A. Graham, E. Preuss, D. J. Saikia et al.; VLBI observations of the radio lobe spiral galaxy, NGC3079, Judith Irwin, E. R. Seaquist; Compact steep spectrum radio sources, D. J. Saikia; The CM-wavelength fluxes and linear polarizations of BL Lac objects, M. F. Aller, H. D. Aller, P. A. Hughes; Large scale radio structures, Alan H. Bridle; Triple radio structure in the “double-nucleus” galaxy Markarian 266, J. M. Mazzarella, R. A. Gaume, H. D. Aller; VLA observation of the M87 jet and small scale jet structures, Philip E. Hardee, Timothy J. Cornwell, Frazer N. Owen; Extended optical line emission in powerful radio galaxies, Wil van Breugel, Patrick J. McCarthy; The interaction of radio jets with the narrow line region in Seyfert galaxies, M. Whittle, A. Pedlar, E. J. A. Meurs, S. W. Unger, D. J. Axon, M. J. Ward; Optical continuum shapes of extragalactic radio jets, William C. Keel; The interaction of relativistic jets in AGNs with the ambient radiation field, Fulvio Melia, Arieh König; A circuit analogy for active galactic nuclei, Gregory Benford; A model for quasi-one-dimensional narrow jets, T. Koupelis, H. M. Van Horn; Two-and-one-half dimensional models of radio jets, Josh Mitteldorf, Paul J. Wiita; Linear size versus redshift and linear size versus power for extended extragalactic radio sources, Alexander Rosen, Paul J. Wiita; Evolution of radio jets in galactic halos and the intergalactic medium, Paul J. Wiita, Gopal-Krishna; AGNS in clusters of galaxies and the bootes void, Jack O. Burns; Space distribution and luminosity function of quasars, Maarten Schmidt; A preliminary examination of redshift and luminosity characteristics for APM survey quasars, G. MacAlpine, S. McGaugh, S. Anderson, R. Weymann, D. Turnshek, P. Hewett et al.;The evolution of active galactic nuclei: A multi-mass model, B. W. Murphy, H. N. Cohn, R. H. Durisen; Evolution of low luminosity quasars, Herman L. Marshall; Evolutionary sequence of Seyfert galaxies, David L. Blank, Noam Soker; Multiple QSO images with arcminute splittings, Adeline Caulet; Relativistic beaming, luminosity functions, and cosmology, Stephen P. Reynolds, Joseph S. Miller; Spectropolarimetry of “narrow-line Seyfert 1s”, R. W. Goodrich; Evidence for thermal emission components in highly polarized quasars, Paul S. Smith, Richard Elston; The shape of the ultraviolet continuum of quasars, Anuradha P. Koratkar, Fu-Hua Cheng, C. Martin Gaskell; A search for IRAS AGN, Charlene Anne Heisler, J. Patricia Vader; Nuclear activity in warm IRAS galaxies, J. Patricia Vader, Jay A. Frogel, Fred C. Gillett; An optical and radio survey of southern radio galaxies, S. Caganoff, R. D. Ekers, G. V. Bicknell, D. Carter; A study of Sérsic-Pastoriza galaxiesD. J. Saikia, G. J. Yates, A. Pedlar, D. J. Axon, J. van Gorkom, R. D. Wolstencroft et al.; Infrared emission and tidal interactions of spiral galaxies, G. G. Byrd, B. Sundelius, M. Thomasson, M. Valfonen; The optical variability of selected blazars, H. Richard Miller; Long-term monitoring of a large sample of active galactic nuclei, Alex G. Smith, R. J. Leacock, J. R. Webb; The long term optical variability of PKS 2201 + 044, M. T. Carini, H. R. Miller, J. W. Wilson; A photometric investigation of the optical variability of Markarian 501, B. Q. McGimsey, H. R. Miller, M. T. Carini, J. W. Wilson; The optical variability of Arakelian 120, 1977–1987, J. W. Wilson, H. R. Miller, M. T. Carini; Observations of the 1987 outburst of AO 0235+164, James R. Webb, Alex G. Smith; A complete spectral analysis of the flare of the quasar 3C 273, Alberto C. Sadun; Broad line variations of Seyfert galaxies, Edward I. Rosenblatt, Matthew A. Malkan; Effect of pulsed variations of the ionizing continuum on the narrow line region, Luc Binette; Observations and interpretation of the multifrequency continua of AGN and QSOs, Wayne A. Stein; Theory of AGN continuum radiation, Mitchell C. Begelman.
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/none as issued. About fine, first edition, first printing. Brown, mustard and white cloth boards. Binding is sturdy, square and tight. Previous owner’s name stamped neatly on top edge, otherwise as new. No dust jacket as issued. Illustrated with formulas, b/w photos, graphs, and drawings. xiii, 252  pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches tall. For a better understanding of supernova explosions the contributors to this volume provide researchers and graduate students in astrophysics with a broad spectrum of alternatives. The confrontation of different theories in one volume should prompt further exploration of the driving piston for the explosions and deeper understanding of the experimental data. Properties of supernova shells are discussed, such as their kinematics, ages, sizes, temperatures, spectra, polarizations, energetics and morphologies. Special attention is given to a few shells of extreme age, viz. G 70.68+1.20, Kepler’s SN, and CTB 80, as well as to their statistics. —Publisher’s web siteInterpretation of Supernova ShellsW. Kundt Evolution of the morphology of supernova remnants with pulsarsG. Srinivasan, D. Bhattacharya On the distances of the remnants of historical type I supernovaeRichard G. Strom Spectral index variations in supernova remnantsE. Fürst, W. Reich Statistical studies of SNRs: Selection effectsD. A. Green The Galactic distribution of radio supernova remnantsSidney van den Bergh Statistical properties of recently new identified supernova remnantsW. Reich, E. Fürst X-ray observations and non-equilibrium ionisation of supernova remnantsW. Brinkmann Shock-cloud interactions in supernova remnantsS. A. E. G. Falle, J. R. Giddings Interpretation difficulties of SNR shock spectraD. E. Innes The origin of Kepler’s supernova remnantRino Bandiera CTB80: The supernova remnant with (almost) everythingRichard G. Strom G316.3-0.0 and G332A+0.1 — Two supernova remnants with blowoutsD. K. Milne, J. L. Caswell, M. J. Kesteven, R. F. Haynes, R. S. Roger Puppis a and its environment as revealed by infrared observationsRichard G. Arendt, Eli Dwek, Robert Petre High resolution radio observations of G11.2-0.3D. A. Green G70.7 + 1.2: Supernova remnant?M. de Muizon, R. G. Strom, M. J. A. Oort, J. J. Claas, R. Braun A molecular cloud in the direction of G70.68+1.20W. Reich, N. Junkes, E. Fürst Detection of four supernova remnants in the polarized emission from the Effelsberg 11 cm surveyN. Junkes, E. Fürst, W. Reich Kinematics of optical filaments in the Cygnus LoopH. Greidanus, R. G. Strom X-ray observations of the supernova remnant G292.0+1.8J. J. Claas Recent results from supernova calculationsJames M. Lattimer Supernova structure and light curvesW. Kundt What are the masses of SNIb progenitors?Sidney van den Bergh Type Ib supernovae: What they may be and what they are notNino Panagia, Victoria G. Laidler Ultraviolet observations of SN 1987ANino Panagia X rays from SN 1987A: A partially obscured plerionRino Bandiera, Franco Pacini, Marco Salvati Supernova VLBINorbert Bartel The compact radio sources in the galaxy M82 – Supernova-remnants and/or recent supernovae -Peter L. Biermann The supershells of the large magellanic cloud and their importance for the interstellar mediumJ. Spicker, J. V. Feitzinger Extended onion-shell model for cosmic ray spectra produced by supernova remnantsL. A. Zank, H. J. Völk
Atmospheric Diagnostics of Stellar Evolution: Chemical Peculiarity, Mass Loss, and Explosion: Proceedings of the 108th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union, Held at the University of Tokyo, Japan, 1-4 September 1987 [Lecture Notes in Physics 305]
by K. Nomoto, ed
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/none as issued. About fine, first edition, first printing. Brown, mustard and white cloth boards. Binding is sturdy, square and tight. Previous owner’s name stamped neatly on top edge, otherwise as new. No dust jacket as issued. Illustrated with formulas, b/w photos, graphs, and drawings. xiv, 468  pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches tall.
This collection of papers describes the evolutionary path of stars of various masses. Observational data and theoretical modeling of the stellar atmosphere and the stellar interior and their interaction are presented, covering chemical peculiarities, mass loss, and explosion, all of which are strongly related to the hydrodynamic evolution of the interior. In particular the supernova SN 1987 A is discussed for the first time in detail, including the underground neutrino observations and the detection of X-rays from the supernova. The study of its progenitor, a B 3 supergiant, was related to the topics of chemical peculiarities and mass loss mechanisms and atmospheric models. The intended readers are professional astronomers and astrophysicists, as well as physicists. The book will also be an important source of information for graduate students. —Publisher’s web siteMain sequence abundances: Observational aspects, Jun Jugaku; Main sequence abundances, mass loss and meridional circulation, Georges Michaud; Observed lithium abundances as a test of stellar internal structure, Sylvie Vauclair; On the distribution of the lithium abundance in normal late-type giantsLiia Hänni; Abundances in cool evolved stars, Catherine A. Pilachowski; Chemical peculiarities, mass loss, and final evolution of AGB stars in the magellanic clouds, P. R. Wood; Nucleosynthesis and mixing in low- and intermediate-mass AGB stars, David Hollowell, Icko Iben Jr.; Abundances in J-type carbon starsKazuhiko Utsumi; The abundance of oxygen in M92 giants, Catherine A. Pilachowski; A search for galactic carbon stars, Hideo Maehara; Surface distribution of M stars with different IRAS colour, Keiichi Ishida, Mazlan Othman; SiO isotope emissions from late-type stars, N. Ukita, N. Kaifu; Detection of water maser emission from a carbon star V778 CYGNI, Y. Nakada, H. Izumiura, T. Onaka, O. Hashimoto, N. Ukita, S. Deguchi et al.; Chemical and expansion properties of compact planetary nebulae in the galactic anti-center region, Shin’ichi Tamura; Helium flashes through the NCO reaction, K. Arai, K. Kaminisi, M. Hashimoto, K. Nomoto; Abundances in hot evolved stars, D. Husfeld; Evolutionary helium and cno anomalies in the atmospheres and winds of massive hot stars, Nolan R. Walborn; The point on the theoretical changes of surface chemistry during massive star evolution, André Maeder; White dwarf seismology: Inverse problem of g-mode oscillations, Hiromoto Shibahashi, Takashi Sekii, Steven Kawaler, The white dwarf luminosity function and the phase diagram of the carbon-oxygen dense plasma, E. Garcia-Berrol, M. Hernanz, R. Mochkovitch, J. Isern; Wolf-Rayet stars as a diagnostic of internal mixing processes in massive mass losing stars, N. Langer; A systematic study of stellar models for c/o-rich Wolf-Rayet stars, N. Langer, M. Kiriakidis; Overabundance of sodium in the atmospheres of massive supergiants as a possible manifestation of NeNa cycle, A. A. Boyarchuk, P. A. Denisenkov, I. Hubený, V. V. Ivanov, I. Kubát, L. S. Lyubimkov et al.; Excitation of non-radial oscillations by overstable convection in differentially rotating massive main sequence stars, Umin Lee; Dredge-up by sound wave emission from a convective core, Masa-aki Kondo; Stellar mass loss and atmospheric instability, Cornelis de Jager, Hans Nieuwenhuijzen; Winds of hot stars as a diagnostic tool of stellar evolution, R. P. Kudritzki, A. Pauldrach, J. Puls; Atmospheric phenomena in ETA carinae and the Hubble-Sandage variables,R. Viotti, L. Rossi, A. Altamore, C. Rossi, G. B. Baratta, A. Cassatella; Model of dusty envelope of ETA Carinae, A. B. Men’shchikov, B. M. Shustov, A. V. Tutukov; Turbulence-driven atmospheric instability and large-scale motions in super- and hypergiants, B. Boer, J. Carpay, A. de Koter, C. de Jager, H. Nieuwenhuijzen, A. Piters et al.; Quantitative spectroscopy of Wolf-Rayet stars, W. Schmutz; Analysis of 30 Wolf-Rayet stars, W. Schmutz, W. -R. Hamann, U. Wessolowski; NLTE analysis of the Wolf-Rayet star HD193077 (WN5+abs); W. Schmutz, W. -R. Hamann, U. Wessolowski; II-1. Hot stars spectral analysis of the Wolf-Rayet star HD 50896, W. -R. Hamann, W. Schmutz, U. Wessolowski; Atmospheric diagnostics of Wolf-Rayet stars, C. Doom; New observational results of of/WN — transition types, B. Wolf; The galactic distribution and subtype evolution of Wolf-Rayet stars, B. Hidayat, A. G. Admiranto, K. R. Supelli, K. A. van der Hucht; A new driving mechanism of the episodic mass-loss in BE stars, Hiroyasu Ando; Stellar wind equations in a new steady stateMariko Kato, Molecular spectroscopy as diagnostics of outer atmosphere of cool luminous stars: quasi-static turbulent molecular formation zone and stellar mass-loss, Takashi Tsuji; Dust driven winds in late supergiants, Erwin Sedlmayr, Carsten Dominik, Hans-Peter Gail; Winds from red giants, Yu. A. Fadeyev; Discovery of a reflection dust envelope around IRC+10216, M. Tamura, T. Hasegawa, N. Ukita, I. Gatley, I. S. McLean, M. G. Burton, et al.; Distance determination of mass losing carbon stars from CO and HCN radio observations, Wasaburo Unnol, Takashi Tsuji, Kou-ichi Koyama, Hideyuki Izumiura, Nobuharu Ukita, Norio Kaifu; A sensitive line search in circumstellar envelopes, Nguyen-Q-Rieu, S. Deguchi, H. Izumiura, N. Kaifu, M. Ohishi, H. Suzuki et al.; Photospheres of Mira variables, M. S. Bessell, J. M. Brett, M. Scholz, Y. Takeda, R. Wehrsee, P. R. Wood; The V-stokes parameter as a manifestation of envelope activity for cool, bright, evolved stars, B. D. Holenstein, R. H. Koch, R. J. Pfeiffer; The mixing length ratio, Eddy diffusivity, and acoustic waves, Kwing L. Chan, Sabatino Sofia; Intermittent transition to irregular pulsation with mass loss in hydrodynamic models, Toshiki Aikawa; A model oscillator of irregular stellar variability, Mine Takeuti, Yasuo Tanaka; The structure of a stationary atmosphere with a heat source or sink, Kyoji Nariai; Evolution diagnostics in interacting binaries, Jorge Sahade; Atmospheric evidence of evolutionary processes in interacting binaries, Yoji Kondo; W Ursae Majoris star models: Observational constraints, Albert P. Linnell; Mass and energy transfer in semi-detached binary systems, Wasaburo Unno, Masayoshi Kiguchi, Masatoshi Kitamura; Empirical determination of the gravity-darkening exponent for the secondary components filling the Roche lobe in semi-detached close binary systems, Masatoshi Kitamura, Yasuhisa Nakamura; Call H and K emission in the secondary component of U Cephei, Akira Okazaki, Yasuhisa Nakamura, Jun-Ichi Katahira; Carbon abundance in mass-exchanging binaries, H. Cugier, J. P. De Greve; Photometric and polarimetric observations of the RV Tauri star ar puppis, A. V. Raveendran, N. Kameswara Rao; Classical Novae — before and after outburst, Mario Livio; Spectral peculiarities innova vulpeculae 1984 N° 2Yvette Andrillat, Leo Houziaux; The chemical composition of the white dwarfs in cataclysmic variable systems which produce novae, Warren M. Sparks, Sumner G. Starrfield, James W. Truran, G. Siegfried Kutter; Numerical modelling of the classical nova outburst, G. Siegfried Kutter, Warren M. Sparks; Superoutbursts and superhumps of SU UMA Stars, Yoji Osaki, Masahito Hirose; Accretion-disk-instability model for outbursts of FU Orionis, Hitoshi Hanami; Nonlinear oscillation of the magnetosphere around neutron stars, Hitoshi Hanami, Mass ejection during helium shell flashes from a massive white dwarf, Hideyuki Saio, Mariko Kato, Izumi Hachisu; The evolution of the progenitor of SN 1987A, C. de Loore, C. Doom; SN 1987A: Ultraviolet observations and mass loss, Robert P. Kirshner; Spectroscopic and photometric observations of SN1987a obtained at SAAO, R. M. Catchpole; SN 1987A: An Australian view, Michael A. Dopita; Enrichment of S-process elements in the progenitor of SN 1987A, R. E. Williams; On the origin of supernovae of type Ib, David Branch; Model calculations and spectroscopic constrains for SN1987A, P. Höflich; Type II Supernova photospheres and the distance to supernova 1967A, Manorama Chilukuri, Robert V. Wagoner; Spectroscopic diagnosis of SN1987A and lesser lights, J. Craig Wheeler, Robert P. Harkness, Zalman Barkat; Light curve models for SN 1987A and diagnosis of supernova interior, Ken’ichi Nomoto, Toshikazu Shigeyama, Masa-aki Hashimoto; Observation of a neutrino burst from the supernova SN1987a, The KAMIOKANDE-II Collaboration; SN1987a:Calculations versus observations, James R. Wilson; Supernova mechanisms: Before and after SN1987a, Sidney H. Kahana; SN 1987a: Theoretical considerations, S. E. Woosley; Calculated late time spectra of Supernovae, Timothy S. Axelrod; Observing the nucleosynthesis from core collapse supernovae, Claes Fransson; X-rays and -rays from Supernova 1987a, P. Sutherland, Y. Xu, R. McCray, R. Ross; X-ray observation of SN1987A from Ginga, Y. Tanaka; The composite image of sanduleak 69° 202, candidate precursor to SN 1987A in the LMC, Nolan R. Walborn, Barry M. Lasker, Victoria G. Laidler, You-Hua Chu; Evolution of the precursor of SN1987A, P. R. Wood, D. J. Faulkner; Calculated energy distributions for SN II, P. H. Hauschildt, W. Spies, R. Wehrse, G. Shaviv; L radiation and CaII ionization in the type II supernovae at late times, Nikolai N. Chugai; The effect of general relativity and equation of state on the adiabatic collapse and explosion of a stellar core, N. Sack, I. Lichtenstadt; Quasi-static and steady-state pictures for collapsing core of type II supernova, D. Sugimoto, A. Sasaki, T. Ebisuzaki; Analysis of neutrinos from Supernova 1987A, H. Y. Chiu, K. L. Chan, Y. Kondo; Analysis of neutrino burst from the supernova in the large Magellanic cloud, Hideyuki Suzuki, Katsuhiko Sato; Time profile of the neutrino burst from the supernova 1987A, Hideyuki Suzuki, Katsuhiko Sato; SN1987A and constraint on the mass and lifetime of tau neutrinos, Mariko Takahara, Katsuhiko Sato; Collapse of the neutron star induced by phase transitions and neutrino emission from SN1987A, Mariko Takahara, Katsuhiko Sato; A rotating stellar collapse model for supernova 1987a, Takashi Nakamura, Masataka Fukugita; Neutrino emission processes in the Weinberg-Salam theory, Naoki Itoh; A simple treatment of the problem of radiative transfer in supernova-like envelopes, J. Isern, R. López, E. Simonneau; The light curve of SN 1987 A,R. Schaeffer, M. Cassé, R. Mochkovitch, S. Cahen; Nucleosynthesis in exploding massive Wolf-Rayet stars, M. F. El Eid, N. Langer; Origin of a diffuse galactic emission at 511 keV, M. Signore, G. Vedrenne; Chemical composition of high-energy cosmic-ray nuclei and its possible origin in type-II supernovaYoshiyuki Takahashi; Hard X-rays and Gamma-rays from SN 1987A, M. Itch, S. Kumagai, T. Shigeyama, K. Nomoto, J. Nishimura; Thermal radiation from a neutron star in SN 1987A; Ken’ichi Nomoto, Sachiko Tsuruta, Thermal X-rays due to ejecta/CSM interaction in SN 1987A, K. Masai, S. Hayakawa, H. Itoh, K. Nomoto, T. Shigeyama; An X-ray investigation of Crab-like supernova remnants, Z. R. Wang, F. D. Seward; The statistical analysis of Supernovae, Zongwei Li; The X-ray spectrum of the Cygnus loop with GSPC, Hiroshi Tsunemi, Makoto Manabe, Koujun Yamashita; Radio patrol camera for supernovae search, T. Daishido, K. Asuma, S. Inoue, K. Nishibori, H. Ohara, S. Komatsu et al.
Large-Scale Structures in the Universe Observational and Analytical Methods: Proceedings of a Workshop, Held at the Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Fed. Rep. of Germany, December 9–12, 1987 [Lecture Notes in Physics 310]
by W. C. Seitter, H. W. Duerbeck & M. Tacke, ed
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near fine/none as issued. About fine, first edition, first printing. Brown, mustard and white cloth boards. Binding is sturdy, square and tight. Previous owner’s name stamped neatly on top edge, otherwise as new. No dust jacket as issued. Illustrated with formulas, b/w photos, graphs, and drawings. 336  pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches tall.
This book will certainly be considered an important reference for astronomers and astrophysicists handling large amounts of data in observational and theoretical approaches to the large scale structures in the universe. The contributions are written with an emphasis on methods. The volume contains among many other topics recent observational results on redshift surveys of clusters and distributions of galaxies and quasars, together with articles on the importance of these findings for future standards and for theoretical predictions. A long historical chapter serves as an introduction. This mixture of textbook and review is aimed at the newcomer to the field as well as at the specialist. Graduate students will find it useful for additional reading.. —Publisher’s web site
Large scales — Large numbers — Large efforts: Historical annotations, W. C. Seitter; The Edinburgh/Durham galaxy survey, N. H. Heydon-Dumbleton, C. A. Collins, H. T. MacGillivray; The APM galaxy survey: Some data reduction techniques, S. J. Maddox, J. Loveday, W. J. Sutherland, G. Efstathiou; Comparison of the correlation functions of bright and faint galaxies, J. Hollósi, G. Efstathiou; The Muenster Redshift project. Automated analysis of galaxy clustering on Schmidt plates, H. Horstmann, On the use of redshift surveys in observational cosmology, H. -A. Ott; Wavelength calibration of objective prism plates by transformation from direct plates, Hans-Joachim Tucholke; The Muenster redshift project. Automated redshift measurements from low-dispersion objective prism Schmidt plates, P. Schuecker; A study of galaxies with z 0.3 in the ESO/SRC Atlas Field No. 411: Galaxy distribution and luminosity functions, P. Schuecker; A study of nearby clusters of galaxies, Piotr Flin, Paul Hickson, Giancarlo Pittella; An application of projected distance cross-correlation for Abell clusters, J. Hollosi, G. Efstathiou; Three-point correlations of Abell clusters, G. Toth, J. Hollosi, A. S. Szalay; The hydra-centaurus supercluster, Guido Chincarini, Paolo Vettolani; On the orientation of double galaxies, Piotr Flin; Visual light and infrared observations as complementary sources of data on intergalactic dust, Bogdan Wszo ek, Konrad Rudnicki, Paolo de Bernardis, Silvia Masi; Quasar search on objective prism plates, H. J. Hagen, D. Engels, D. Groote, D. Reimers; A search for homogeneous samples of quasars, Volker Gericke; Slit spectroscopy of candidates from automated quasar detection on UKSTU prism plates, K. Beuermann, R. G. Clowes; The use of quasars for the construction of a future extragalactic inertial reference frame, C. de Vegt; Voronoi foam as a model of the medium-scale universe, Vincent Icke; Prospects for measuring the evolution of the luminosity function and the angular correlation function, Edwin D. Loh; Galaxy redshift-number counts with MRSP data: A method of estimating q0, H. -A. Ott; Photometry from Schmidt platesM. R. S. Hawkins; Mathematical aspects of internal magnitude calibration, D. Homberg; Methods of deconvolution, Jörg Pfleiderer; Comparison of different mathematical methods for the investigation of object distributions, Konrad Rudnicki; Multivariate analysis methods: Background and example, Fionn Murtagh; Supervised and unsupervised classification — The case of IRAS point sources, H. -M. Adorf, E. J. A. Meurs; The hardware and software support for the MRSPDieter Teuber.
The Outer Galaxy: Proceedings of a Symposium Held in Honor of Frank J. Kerr at the University of Maryland, College Park, May 28–29, 1987 [Lecture Notes in Physics 306]
by Leo Blitz & Felix J. Lockman, eds
Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very good +/none as issued. A very good plus, first edition, first printing. Brown, mustard and white cloth boards. Previous owner’s name stamped neatly on top edge, mildly cocked. Text clean and bright. No dust jacket as issued. Illustrated with formulas, b/w photos, graphs, and drawings. [xi], 438  pp. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches tall.
The galactic rotation curve at R > Ro from observations of the 21 cm line of atomic hydrogen, G. R. Knapp; Groping for truth from the galaxy’s outermost satellites, D. Lynden-Bell; Carbon stars at 2R0 and the rotation of the milky way, Paul L. Schechter, Marc Aaronson, Kem H. Cook, Victor M. Blanco; The velocity field of the outer galaxy, Jan Brand, Leo Blitz, Jan Wouterloot; The importance of stellar distances in determining the rotation curve of the outer galaxy, Anthony F. J. Moffat; Metal weak stars and the galactic circular velocity, K. C. Freeman; A wavy rotation curve and consequences thereof, Paris Pi mi ; Milky Way rotation and the distance to the Galactic center from Cepheid variables, J. A. R. Caldwell, I. M. Coulson; The distance to the galactic center from observations of the outer galaxy, Leo Blitz, Jan Brand; Rotation and the outer galaxy: Comments on topics raised by the work of Frank Kerr, Felix J. Lockman; Mapping the galaxy at 21 CM wavelength: The Boston University-Arecibo galactic HI survey, T. M. Bania; The shape of the outer-Galaxy HI layerW. B. Burton; Star clusters and the thickness of the galactic disk as probes of the outer GALAXY, Roland Wielen, Burkhard Fuchs; The milky way in high resolution U photometry and inferences on its structure, Th. Schmidt-Kaler, W. Schlosser; First results of a milky way continuum survey at 45 MHz, H. Alvarez, J. Aparici, J. May, F. Olmos; Galaxian structure and x-ray astronomy, Herbert Gursky; The cloudy interstellar medium: Aggregation of giant molecular clouds in spiral structures, William W. Roberts Jr., David S. Adler; CO emission from the southern galactic plane and galactic structure, W. H. McCutcheon, B. J. Robinson, R. N. Manchester, J. B. Whiteoak; Substructure in spiral arms, Steven A. Balbus; Resonance excitation: A possible interpretation of the 3-KPC arm, Chi Yuan, Ye Cheng; HI and the diffuse interstellar medium, Carl Heiles; The disk-halo connection and the nature of the interstellar medium, Colin A. Norman, Satoru Ikeuchi; Giant HI clouds in the Galaxy, Bruce G. Elmegreen; The Southern extension of the Taurus molecular clouds, Loris Magnani; Kinematics of 21 cm self absorption towards the taurus molecular complex, W. L. H. Shuter, R. L. Dickman; The variable hii regions in cepheus a, V. A. Hughes; The nearby molecular clouds: A complete survey, F. X. Desert, D. Bazell, F. Boulanger; Extinction and metal abundances in the outer galaxy, Michel Fich; Iras results on outer galaxy star formation towards galactic longitude 1=125°, S. Terebey, M. Fich; The outer galaxy as a star formation laboratory, Marc L. Kutner; Points to ponder about the molecular outer galaxy, Kathryn N. Mead; Star formation in the outer galaxy, J. G. A. Wouterloot, J. Brand, C. Henkel; The high-velocity clouds: Why were they ever a mystery? Gerrit L. Verschuur; Structure, rotation and mass of the magellanic clouds, G. de Vaucouleurs; A cO survey of the large magellanic cloud, Patrick Thaddeus; Some surprises in the dynamics of M33 and M31, Vera C. Rubin; Molecular arms in the outer disk of M51: Structure and origins, F. Verter, M. L. Kutner; Searching for galaxies in the zone of avoidance, Patricia A. Henning; Some reminiscences of frank kerr and the work on the milky way and the magellanic clouds, G. de Vaucouleurs.
Treatise on Diseases of the Skin: For the Use of Advanced Students and Practitioners
by Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1907. Fifth Edition revised. Three quarter leather. A very good revised fifth edition. With 267 illustrations in the text, and 34 full-page colored and half-tone plates. Three-quarter leather over blue cloth. Four raised bands. Gilt title-stamping on spine. Rubbing to corners. Lovely blue marbled endpapers. Water damage to page edges. Binding is sturdy and square. Filled with color plates.1150 pp, including index, with a 16 page catalog of medical books in the back. 6 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches tall, thick octavo. Mentioned in JAMA’s “THE EARLY HISTORY OF AMERICAN DERMATOLOGY” Heavy and may require extra shipping.
Elements of Surgical Diagnosis
by A. Pearce Gould
Philadelphia: Henry C. Lea’s Son & Co., 1884. First American Edition, 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near fine. Very scarce, very near fine first American edition of a classic medical work still in print in revised editions. Bookplate & previous owner’s 1884 inscription on first free endpaper. Red boards and red painted edges. 4 & 1/4 x 6 & 1/2 inches tall. 584 pp. incl. index. Elements of Surgical Diagnosis. By A. PEARCE Gould, M. S., M. B. Lond., F. R. C. S. Eng., Assistant Surgeon to the Middlesex Hospital, etc. Pp. 584. London: Cassell & Company. 1884.
A work on surgical diagnosis is of the same use to the clinical student as demonstrations of anatomy are to the anatomical. Systematic text-books are excellent in their way, but for the beginner they are too descriptive and not sufficiently directive. Mr. Gould has supplied a guide to diagnosis which is sure to be immensely popular with students, for in addition to the careful arrangement and skilful comparison of facts, the text is written in good style—a by no means easy task where a large amount of information has to be compressed into a comparatively small space. Some of the pages show traces of what may be termed writing against time, notably those of the first chapter, which treats of the general features and landmarks of surgical cases. There is in consequence a certain want of accuracy and con sistency—e.g., at page 19 we read that the “difference between local lividity from obstruction and that from venous hyperaemia without obstruc tion, such as is seen in the final stages of inflam mation. . . . . is ” etc. Such a statement is scarcely on all fours with our knowledge of the vascular changes in inflammation, for it is generally con ceded that the type of “hyperaemia with obstruc tion” is reached “in the final stages of inflamma tion.” Nor can we subscribe to the assertion that “all active hyperaemia is always attended with pain,” seeing that the physiological phenomena of blushing, and flushing of secreting glands dur ing activity, are instances of painless fulness of the vessels. Notwithstanding these defects, which in a great measure are inseparable from a first edition, the book is one of conspicuous merit, and will be sure to meet with the support it undenia bly deserves. The text is divided into forty-four chapters. The first four treat of the general diagnosis of wounds, of injuries other than wounds, and of the constitutional effects of operations, etc. Chap ters W. to XIV. are occupied with an account of injuries of the chief regions of the body. Then comes a carefully detailed description of the more salient features of pulsating, fluctuating and other swellings. Upwards of two hundred pages are devoted to the elucidation of the problems per taining to the surgery and pathology of the more important situations, organs and structures. We do not hesitate to say that Mr. Gould’s “Elements” is unique in its excellence. — The London Lancet, 1884
[Three Qing Dynasty first aid and medical manuals]
by Chinese government
China: [Government publication], ca. 1878. Wraps. Very good +. A set of three Qing Dynasty first aid and medical pamphlets from about 1878. In very good to fine condition (see photos). Paper wraps. 22, 16, 16 pp. Duodecimo, 5 x 8 inches tall.
Discursos serio-iocosos sobre el agua de la vida 1682
by Pedro González de Godoyy
Madrid: La Sociedad de Bibliofilos Españoles, 1959. Full calf. Near fine/none as issued. A lovely, near fine, limited edition, number 298 of 320 printed. Mottled calf boards withh 5 raised bands. Brown marbled endpapers. Text is in Spanish. 189 pp. with index and appendices. A medical treatise on the legendary Water of Life.
by Edward M. Kosower
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1962. First Edition. 1/4 cloth. Very good. A very good first edition. Black quarter cloth over red boards. Gilt title stamping on cover and spine. Previous owner’s name on first free endpaper, otherwise clean and bright. 304 pages, including index. 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches.
Edward M. Kosower is best known for his earlier work in physical organic chemistry and later work in biophysical chemistry. In particular, he developed the Z scale for solvent polarity based on the solvatochromic effect for zwitterionic dyes and investigated bimane dyes as fluorescent labels.
Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademiens sekreterare och astronom, 1749-1783. Av N.V.E. Nordenmark. Avec un résumé français
by N. V. E. [Nils Viktor Emanuel] Nordenmark
Uppsala: Almqvist & Wirsells Boktryckeri, 1939. Early Printing. Original wraps. Near fine/very good. First published in 1935, this is an excellent early printing of the biography of the astronomer Wargentin.In original paper wraps with wax/glassine dust wrapper intact. Very near fine with many unopened pages. A few stains to cover, especially at unprotected edges. (see photo). Text in Swedis and French. Frontis., illustrations, 464 pp., 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches tall, octavo.
Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin (Sunne parish, Jämtlands län 11 September 1717 (OS) – Stockholm 13 December 1783), Swedish astronomer and demographer. Wargentin made studies on the moons of Jupiter and published his first paper on the topic in 1741 in the Acta of the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala. The crater Wargentin on the Moon is named after him, as is the secondary school Wargentinsskolan in Östersund, Jämtland, with a historical continuity going back to the school Wargentin himself attended on Frösön.”
RADAR: Circuit Analysis (AF Manual 52 – 8)
by Department of the Air Force
Washington DC: Department of the Air Force, 1951. Screw Post Binding. Near fine/none as issued. A very near fine edition from 1951. Original hard plastic cover in triple screw post binding. Foxing to page edges, otherwise clean and bright. No torn or missing pages, no writing. Filled with graphs and illustrations. Unpaginated, includes a section-based index. 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall. quarto.
Bureau of Naval Personnel
U. S. Department of the navy, 1949. First Thus. Staplebound wraps. Very good/very good +. An original, very good, 1949 Navy training course in surveying, first edition thus. Softcover, staple bound wraps. Cover faded and dust soiled. “For official use only” and US Navy insignia on front cover. Edges evenly soiled from handling. Pencil marginalia to title page. Offset toning from staples (original binding). All fold-outs and pocket maps and charts intact and near fine. No other markings, no torn pages. Binding is sturdy, square and sound. Black and white maps, charts, photos, and graphs. 397 pp. with index. Duodecimo, 5 x 7 3/4 inches tall.
Charles R. Cox
Geneva: World Health Organization, 1969. Second Printing. Cloth. Near fine/very good +. A near fine second printing in a very good dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with red title stamping. Previous owner’s inscription on first free endpaper. Interior clean and bright. Binding sturdy and square. Fold-outs pristine. Dust jacket has small tears and some soil. Previous owner’s name inscribed on dust jacket. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 392 pp. including index. Octavo, 6 1/2 x 10 inches tall.
Edition: First edition. Book condition: Near Fine.
Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine.
Near fine hardcover first edition, complete: volumes I-III in four parts. Blue cloth boards, gilt stamping. Map and photo endpapers. Mild dust soiling to edges, otherwise near fine. Profusely illustrated from photographs, maps and charts including 8 folded maps in rear pocket of Vol I, a folded map and pristine 33 1/3 rpm small vinyl recording of the earthquake in rear pocket of Vol II, A. 263, 392, 350, and 155 pp., respectively. Small quarto, 9 x 11 1/2 inches tall.
Volume I: Operational Phases of the Coast & Geodetic Survey… including an account of Seismicity and Brief history of the coast and geodetic survey in this area. Volume II: (A) Research Studies: Seismology and marine geology, Engineering Seismology, (B) Seismology (C) Marine Geology. Vol III: Research Studies and interpretive results (A) Geodosy) (B) Photogrammetry.
International Symposium on Bioorganic Chemistry (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences; volume 471)
by Richard Breslow, ed; E.T. Kaiser, Koji Nokanishi, Alan R. Battersby, A.I. Scott, Jay Weinstein, Adriano Afonsov,et al.
New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1986. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine. A fine, hardcover first edition. Previous owner’s name neatly stamped on first free endpaper. Otherwise clean and bright with no other markings..325 pp. plus author index.
by Henry Eyring, John Walters, George E. Kimball
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1947. 3rd Printing. Cloth. Very good +/missing. A near fine third pritning. Blue cloth boards with gilt titlestamping on spine. Previous owner’s name stamped and written on first free endpaper. 394 pp. including index. Octavo.
Henry Eyring was fortunate in entering the arena of chemical physics at the time that quantum mechanics began impinging on the fundamental problems of chemistry. He was also fortunate in possessing to an unusual degree a fertile imagination, unbounded curiosity, a warm and outgoing personality, a high degree of intellectual talent, the ability to work hard, and a determination to succeed. The result was that, beginning in the early years of the 1930s, he exerted an important influence on the large numbers of students and colleagues lucky enough to come into contact with him. This influence continued to spread throughout the chemical community for the rest of his life.He broke new ground in a wide sweep of scientific activities, involving matters that ranged from fundamental principles of chemistry to problems of a highly practical and applied nature. Some of his ideas contain elements that remain controversial and a considerable number of contemporary scientists continue to work on them.” –A Biographical Memoir by Walter Kauzmann
Energy Changes in Biochemical Reactions
by Irving Klotz
New York: Academic Press, 1967. 2nd Printing. Cloth. Near fine/missing. A near fine second printing. Black cloth boards with gilt title stamping on spine. Previous owner’s bookstamp on first free endpaper. 108 pp., Octavo.
A science classic still in print. “Energy Changes in Biochemical Reactions considers the basic principles and techniques of energetic in biochemical reactions. This book is composed of eight chapters that emphasize the statistical thermodynamics of these reactions. The first two chapters discuss the concept of energy and entropy using the First and Second Law of Thermodynamics, respectively. These topics are followed by a discussion on the fundamentals, calculation, and dependence on concentration of chemical potential. A chapter presents the experimental determination of group transfer potential. Another chapter focuses on the power of thermodynamic methods in the analysis of physicochemical behavior. The final chapter looks into the fundamentals of statistical thermodynamics, with a special emphasis on the significant of combined molecular models and statistical theorems to delineate energetics. This book will be of benefit to students interested in the fundamental concepts and simple calculations of biochemical energetics.” –Publisher’s website (Elsevier)
Some Principles of Energetics in Biochemical Reactions
by Irving M. Klotz
New York: Academic Press, 1957. First Edition. Cloth. Near fine/missing. A near fine first edition. Blue cloth boards with gilt title stamping on spine. Previous owner’s bookstamp on first free endpapaer. Science department bookstamp on first free endpaper and rear pastedown. vii, 64 pp., Octavo.
A science classic still in print.”Energy Changes in Biochemical Reactions outlines some of the principles of classical and of molecular-statistical energetics. An effort has been made to delineate clearly the axioms of each of these branches of energetics and to show how some of the theorems may be developed from these axioms. Finally, some of the ideas of energetic have been applied to a few biochemical problems to illustrate the types of insight which this branch of science provides for understanding and predicting. It is hoped that a reader who has conscientiously worked his way through this volume will acquire not only a cocktail-party knowledge of thermodynamics but will be able to apply it to some simple biochemical or chemical reactions.” –Publisher’s website (Elsevier)
Balloons to Jets. A Century of Aeronautics in Illinois. 1855-1955
by Howard L. Scamehorn
Chicago: Henry Regnery Company, 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good +/very good. A very good plus, first edition. Blue cloth boards, sunning to top edge of cover. In a very good, unclipped dust jacket showing chips and small tears at head and tail of spine of dust jacket. Binding is sturdy and square. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Black and white plates, 271 pp. including index. Octavo, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches tall
John Deere Tractors and Equipment: Volume One 1837-1959
by Don Macmillan; Russell Jones
St. Joseph. MI: American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 1998. Hardcover. Near fine/near fine. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Brown cloth boards with gold title stamping on cover and spine. Previous owner’s name inked on front end paper and on dust jacket cover. Binding is sturdy and square. original ISBN label on rear of dust jacket. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated throughout with photos and drawings. Includes an appendix of specifications for models and years, very useful for identifying tractors. 391 pp. Quarto, 8 1/2 inches x 11 inches tall. All proceeds from this sale go to The Shalom Free Clinic, providing healthcare services to the uninsured and underinsured in Chico, California.