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Openings: Original Essays by Contemporary Soviet and American Writers

By: Atwan, Robert

Price: $4.50  $4.05

Publisher: Seattle, WA, U.S.A., Univ of Washington Press: 1990

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 044189

ISBN: 0295969903

Condition: Very Good


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Treasure: Man's 25 greatest quests for Eldorado

By: B. A. Tompkins

Price: $7.65  $6.89

Publisher: U S A, Times Books: 1979

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 074372

ISBN: 0812908104

Condition: Very Good


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The Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes

By: Bagnold, R. A.

Price: $40.50  $36.45

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co:

Seller ID: 071020

Condition: Very Good Minus


Boards worn around edges, corners bumped, spine faded. Front hinge exposed, but binding tight. Contents unmarked. Illustrated. View more info

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Eucalyptus

By: Bail Murry

Price: $2.70  $2.43

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 051158S

ISBN: 0374148570

Condition: Near Fine


An Australian love story. View more info

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Empire Express: Building the 1st Transcontinental Railroad

By: Bain, David Haward; Bain, David H.

Price: $4.50  $4.05

Publisher: E Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A., Penguin USA: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 025335

ISBN: 0140084991

Condition: Very Good


After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event. Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to discover a new national identity. From self--made entrepreneurs such as the Union Pacific's Thomas Durant and era--defining fig... View more info

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Architect's Handbook of Formulas, Tables, and Mathematical Calculations

By: Ballast, David K.

Price: $5.40  $4.86

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice Hall: 1988

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 059844

ISBN: 0130446866

Condition: Near Fine


Spine ends and bottom corners bumped. Binding tight, pages unmarked. View more info

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The Venetian's Wife: A Strangely Sensual Tale of a Renaissance Explorer, a Computer, and a Metamorphosis

By: Bantock, Nick

Price: $4.50  $4.05

Publisher: U.S.A., Chronicle Books: 1996

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 069295

ISBN: 0811811409

Condition: Near Fine


Nick Bantock's illustrated novel, "The Venetian's Wife," is part love story, part mystery, and part ghostly tale--and an altogether bewitching brew of sensuality and lost treasures. Thoroughly bored with her job at the local museum, Sarah heads to the gallery to take another look at that new drawing, the one she can't stop thinking about, the one of the Hindu god Shiva, who dances...That's when it all begins. The next day, an e-mail message brings her a job offer: to fin... View more info

The Museum at Purgatory

By: Bantock, Nick

Price: $18.00  $16.20

Publisher: U.S.A., HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 069643

ISBN: 0067575463

Condition: As New


Through a Mixture of words and images, including photographs of invented and real objects, bogus documents, drawings, altered engravings, and short stories in catalog note form, The Museum at Purgatory is a novel depicting an imaginary and highly surreal museum of the netherworld. The museum's curator, Non, narrates the tales behind each room, and discusses Purgatory, life, and the afterlife. He also takes the reader on a guided tour of his 10 favorite rooms at the museu... View more info

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Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture

By: Basbanes, Nicholas A.

Price: $90.00  $81.00

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., HarperCollins: 2001

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 044306

ISBN: 0060196955

Condition: As New


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Africa 1900: A Continent Emerges (A History in Documentary Photographs)

By: Baschet, Eric

Price: $5.85  $5.27

Publisher: Switzerland, Swan Productions: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 072420

ISBN: 3894340061

Condition: Very Good


Edges worn, corners bumped. Jacket worn around edges. Binding tight, pages unmarked. Map endpapers. Subtitle: South Africa Black Africa 1890 - 1925 View more info

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Dead Lines

By: Bear, Greg

Price: $5.40  $4.86

Publisher: Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., Ballantine Books: 2004

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 066208

ISBN: 0345448375

Condition: Near Fine


With his acclaimed novels "Darwin's Children" and "Vitals," award-winning author Greg Bear turned intriguing speculation about human evolution and immortality into tales of unrelenting suspense. Now he ventures into decidedly more frightening territory in a haunting thriller that blends modern technology and old-fashioned terror, as it charts one man's inexorable descent into a world of mounting supernatural dread. For the last two years, Peter Russell has mourned th... View more info

The Black Tulip

By: Bearden, Milton

Price: $9.00  $8.10

Publisher: New York, Random: 1998

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 011546

ISBN: 0679117911

Condition: New


Author writes on Afghanistan and CIA matters with authority (he directed the final years of the CIA covert war there) and spins a good and page turning yarn in the process. Recommended. View more info

The Land Divided

By: Beedon, F.W.

Price: $3.60  $3.24

Publisher: Flint, Michigan, J.H. Davis Reynolds:

Seller ID: 074018

Condition: Near Fine


A four page pamphlet concerning the stamps commemorating the Panama Canal. Illustrated View more info

Nations Rise Again An Album for the U.S. Stamps Issued for Over-Run Nations

By: Beedon, F.W.

Price: $13.50  $12.15

Publisher: Kalamazoo, MI, Chambers Publishing Co.: 1943

Seller ID: 074019

Condition: Very Good


Includes a canceled stamp from each country, 12 in all. Unmarked. View more info

Greater United States "Ever Westward Expansion"

By: Beedon, F.W.

Price: $7.20  $6.48

Publisher: Flint, Michigan, J.H. Davis Reynolds: 1937

Seller ID: 074020

Condition: Near Fine


A four page pamphlet commerating expansion to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Includes a canceled stamp from each place, issued in 1937. Unmarked View more info

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Schmidt Delivered (Ballantine Reader's Circle Ser.)

By: Begley, Louis

Price: $2.70  $2.43

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Ballantine Publishing Group: 2001

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 014445

ISBN: 0345440838

Condition: Near Fine


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The Reconstruction of the Netherlands (Post WW II)

By: Bengelink, J. W. Translated By Springett, R. S.

Price: $9.00  $8.10

Publisher: Holland, Mubro Heemstede:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 042512

Condition: Good


Illustrated 47pp descriptions via letter chapters. In May 1945 about 10% of Holland's arable land was underwater; the destruction of property, bridges and roads was extensive. Much progress was made quickly... View more info

Ultimate Journey : Retracing the Path of an Ancient Buddhist Monk Who Crossed Asia in Search of Enlightenment

By: Bernstein, Richard

Price: $9.00  $8.10

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated: 2001

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 022016

ISBN: 0375400095

Condition: As New


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Galileo and the Dolphins : Amazing but True Stories from Science

By: Berry, Adrian

Price: $4.50  $4.05

Publisher: Etobicoke, ON, Canada, John Wiley & Sons Canada, Limited: 1997

Edition: First Canadian

Seller ID: 015689

ISBN: 0471183652

Condition: Near Fine


"I read Galileo and the Dolphins with great interest and enjoyment." --Arthur C. Clarke Which Clock Loses only one Second Every Three Million Years? Was Newton the "Rapist" of the Universe? Why are Computer Designers Thinking About the Doctrine of the Holy Trinity? Find out as acclaimed author Adrian Berry reveals the truth about Galileo and the dolphins and much, much more in this fascinating, fun-filled romp through time, space, and the wonders of popular science. View more info