|Author:||Raymond A. Higgins|
1970. Second edition, second impression. A near fine copy only marked by a previous owners name to the front free endpaper. The d/w is fair.
This is an epic visual guide to the great engineers who have built our world. Full of great tales of achievement and ingenuity, "Engineers" celebrates 80 of the greatest engineers that ever lived and the stamp they have left on the world. Learn all about how their projects have chan... read more
2012. First edition. A fine, unmarked copy.
Is modernity really failing? Or have we failed to appreciate progress and the ideals that make it possible?If you follow the headlines, the world in the 21st century appears to be sinking into chaos, hatred and irrationality. Ye... read more
This unrivalled illustrated guide to human evolution brings you face to face with your ancient ancestors. Travelling back in time almost eight million years, the book charts the development of our species, Homo sapiens, from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans. Evolu... read more
|Author:||Richard O. Prum|
In the great halls of science, dogma holds that Darwin's theory of natural selection explains every branch on the tree of life- which species thrive, which wither away to extinction, and what features ea... read more
1973, First UK edition. A near fine copy only marked by light spotting to the top edge and a previous owners name to the front pastedown. The d/w is unclipped and very good with a couple of small chips to the front panel and light sunfading to the spine.
'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases'. BARACK OBAMA
*the #1 Sunday Times bestseller * instant New York Times bestseller * an Observer 'best brainy book of the decade' * #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller * Iri... read more
Fifty Inventions that Made the Modern Economy paints the epic picture of economic change in an intimate way, by telling the stories of tools and ideas that had far-reaching and unexpected consequences.
In 1905 an elderly couple were found murdered in their shop in Deptford, London. The only evidence at the scene of the crime was a sweaty fingerprint on a cashbox. Was it possible that a single fingerprint could be enough to lead to a conviction? Could the pattern of these tracks... read more
Fourth Estate, 2003. A paperback copy in near fine condition.
|Author:||J. H. Leavesley; George Biro|
|Series:||Medical Mysteries Ser.|
After their successful books What Killed Jane Austen? and How Isaac Newton Lost his Marbles, Dr Leavesley and Dr Biro turn their attention once again to a new collection of medical mysteries and marvels.
2001. First edition, first printing. A very good, clean copy that has been inscribed and SIGNED by Jim Leavesley to the front page.
A narrative account of Darwin's historic four-year voyage on the Beagle to South America, Australia and the Pacific in the 1830s with an assessment of the scientific discoveries of that journey. Keynes shows exactly how Darwin's geological researches and his obser... read more
2002. First edition. A near fine copy only marked by age tanning to the pages.