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All the World's Fighting Ships: All the World's Fighting Ships, Illustrated, Portrait-details of Over One Thousand Warships with Notes and Other Useful Statistics, Also Plans of All Ships Carrying Vertical Armour by Fred T. [Thomas] Jane (£254.00)Publisher: London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. — 1898Binding: Hardback Condition: Very Good. Rebound with the original title pasted on. Text block has a ripple throughout. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise and a reasonably good copy of a less than common edition. Description: Parallel text in English, French, German & Italian; 2nd (revised and correct up to March 10th, 1898) edition, 1st printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Title Page Vignette;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 12¼". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Upper Board. 218 pages. Tags: jane history military naval technology engineering warships 19th century battleships drawings
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The Imperial Russian Navy by Anthony J. Watts (£154.00)Publisher: London: Arms & Armour Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0853689121]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper which is a little faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Occupying a most important place in naval history, the fleets of the Imperial Russian Navy represent a major subject for study by serving officers, senior historians and naval buffs. Few published accounts have done justice to the topic, and none has offered the range of photographic illustration presented in this volume. The three centuries of naval development covered here demonstrate that its constant need to control its own ports and precious narrow exits to the oceans, as well as its pursuit of access to the Mediterranean, has caused the Russian Navy to be regularly in combat and at the forefront of advances in design, armament and strategy. Throughout the battles with its neighbours, the Crimean, Russo-Japanese conflicts, and the First World War, the Imperial Russian Navy deployed novel ships and weapons, including early use of torpedoes and of the submarine.

Anthony Watts has brought together an unprecedented collection of photographs and data to provide this new study of a most significant element of military history. Through his summary of Russian naval evolution, his compendium of technical information and the pictorial coverage, he has provided a most important contribution to naval literature, perhaps the most valuable volume on the subject for eighty years.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 9¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 192 pages. Tags: russia federation history marine naval engineering unit navies imperial russian armed forces warfare maritime technology soviet union fleet warships ships
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TSR-2: Phoenix or Folly? by Frank Barnett-Jones (£104.00)Publisher: GMS Enterprises — 1994Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 187038427X]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. A nice copy of an umcommon title in any edition. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “In the late 1950’s the Government of the day embarked on a major initiative which was to change forever the basic structure of Britain’s Aviation Industry. At the same time the Royal Air Force had an urgent requirement for a new strike aircraft. From this emerged one of the most far-reaching military aviation programmes ever embarked upon by a British government up to that time. The subsequent arguments and debates for and against were voiced in all sections of the media, attracting both public attention and condemnation.

The new industry emerged from the ashes of the old as the British Aircraft Corporation and the Hawker Siddeley Group, however, the project that was formulated as the very incentive in bringing about the change was firstly condemned and then literally scrapped by a new, incoming government. It was always indicated that the project was cancelled because of its cost, but has this been used merely to disguise an underlying, alternative reason?

This book attempts to describe the aircraft, its systems and intended roles. At the same time it also traces the origins of the Operational Requirement and tries to piece together for the first time the controversial issues and personalities that conspired together to bring about the tragic downfall of the TSR-2.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 256 pages. Tags: bac tsr jet attack plane fighter planes great britain design and construction military history transportation aviation technology engineering aircraft interest vehicles inventions frank barnett-jones 187038427x first editions firsts printings 1st
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The Handbook of Thermal Analysis of Construction Materials by Edited By V. S. Ramachandran, Ralph M. Paroli, James J. Beaudoin & Ana H. Delgado (£89.00)Publisher: Norwich: Noyes Publications — 2002Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0815514875]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “This comprehensive book containing essential information on the applicability of thermal analysis techniques to evaluate inorganic and organic materials in construction technology should serve as a useful reference for the scientist, engineer, construction technologist, architect, manufacturer, and user of construction materials, standard-writing bodies, and analytical chemists.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Pictorial boards. In the Building Materials Science series. [XXII] 680 pages. Tags: building materials science thermal properties handbooks manuals analysis construction portland cement concrete formation hydration admixtures gypsum sealants adhesives roofing paints technology engineering 0815514875 9780815514879
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Positron Emission Tomography: Basic Science and Clinical Practice by Peter E. Valk, Dale L. Bailey, David W. Townsend & Michael N. Maisey (£84.00)Publisher: London, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, Hong Kong, Milan, Paris & Tokyo: Springer — 2002Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 1852334851]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; Essential for students, science and medical graduates who want to understand the basic science of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), this book describes the physics, chemistry, technology and overview of the clinical uses behind the science of PET and the imaging techniques it uses.Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Pictorial boards. [XIX] 884 pages. Tags: tomography emission-computed emission nuclear medicine medical allied health services radiological ultrasound technology radiology oncology science physics biochemistry brain radionuclide imaging methods positrons
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The Arming and Fitting of English Ships of War, 1600-1815 by Brian Lavery (£77.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851774512]Condition: Near Fine — in Good Dustwrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Tables; Plans;Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 319 pages. Tags: great britain royal navy ordnance stores history equipment naval architecture designs plans warships ships dates covered shipping maritime england technology engineering military science general
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Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design by Ned Mohan, Tore M. Undeland & William P. Robbins (£69.00)Publisher: Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons — 2003Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0471226939]Condition: Near Fine. CD-Rom to pocket inside the front cover unopened. Description: 3rd, media enhanced, edition. Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “Offering step-by-step, in-depth coverage, the Third Edition of Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design provides a cohesive presentation of power electronics fundamentals for applications and design in the power range of 500 kW or less.

The text describes a variety of practical and emerging power electronic converters made feasible by the new generation of power semiconductor devices. The new edition is now enhanced with a new CD-ROM, complete with PSpice-based examples, a new magnetics design program, and PowerPoint slides.”
Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. [XVII] 802 pages. Tags: power electronics electric current converters communications engineering electrical semiconductors technology resources education counselling career development 0471226939 9780471226932 621.317
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Data Management for Mobile Computing by Evaggelia Pitoura & George Samaras (£67.00)Publisher: Boston, Dordrecht & London: Kluwer Academic Publishers — 1998Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0792380533]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in publishers original, if tatty, shrink wrap. Description: Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". In the Kluwer International Series on Advances in Database Systems series. [IX] 157 pages. Tags: kluwer international series advances database systems mobile computing management databases computers compilers technology engineering telecommunications computer science architecture system administration security cryptography networking communication networks data structures
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The American Steel Navy: A Photographic History of the U.S. Navy from the Introduction of the Steel Hull in 1883 to the Cruise of the Great White Fleet, 1907-1909 by John D. Alden (£62.00)Publisher: Annapolis: Naval Institute Press — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0870216813]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is slightly slack. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Plans;Notes: Illustrated by Arthur D. Baker III. Size: 11¾" x 10". Cream boards with Black titling to the Spine. 395 pages. Tags: united states navy history naval forces warfare ships shipping usa 1800 20th century technology engineering aviation
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Before the Ironclad: Ship Design, Propulsion and Armament in the Royal Navy, 1815-60 by Edited by David K. [Keith] Brown (£50.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851775322]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [14]; Black & White Photographs; Graphs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “In the massive revolution that affected warship design between Waterloo and Warrior, the Royal Navy is often depicted as fiercely resisting every change until it was almost too late, but this new history of the transition from sail to steam challenges these old assumptions.

Beginning with the structural improvements of Robert Seppings, the book traces the gradual introduction of more scientific methods and the advent of steam and the paddle fighting ship, iron hulls and screw propulsion. It analyses the performance of the fleet in the Crimean War, and concludes with the design of Warrior, the first iron-built, sea-going capital ship in the world.

In passing, the author reveals an organisation that was well aware of new technology, carefully evaluating its potential use, and occasionally (as with its enthusiastic espousal of iron hulls) moving too quickly for its own good. Based on much new research, and a lifetime’s understanding of the technical problems, Before the Ironclad is a well-balanced and coherent account of general developments, as well as an in-depth study of the ships themselves.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 217 pages. Tags: britain royal navy history warships 20th century ships 19th marine engines naval architecture screw propulsion propeller warfare shipbuilding technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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High Technology In Finland 1997 by Edited by Eino Tunkelo, Stina Sjoman & Tiina Huokuna (£48.00)Publisher: Finnish Academies of Technology — 1996Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9516663842]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 10" x 7". Pictorial boards. 125 pages. Tags: finland the european community finnish industry technology research high improved technologies science parks environmental measurement system milos valmet mezzo for europe speed milling
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Back to the Drawing Board: Aircraft That Flew But Never Took Off by Bill Gunston (£44.00)Publisher: Motorbooks International — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0760303169]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams;

From the cover: “An aircraft designer would, quite obviously, never design an aeroplane that he felt would be either dangerous or unsuitable for its purpose. But designers are so often the victims of accountant’s reports, committee recommendations and severe movement of the goal-posts, that the end-product that takes to the air bears little resemblance to his original concept. This book is a study of some of the examples that, for some reason, became notorious for their inability to fulfil their raison d’etre.

Each aircraft that is included is looked at in depth from several aspects. What was the intended purpose of the aeroplane? Why did the designer reach his conclusion? Why did the machine fail to live up to expectations? The answers to these questions makes for fascinating reading and gives a tantalising insight into the world of aircraft design and construction over the last century.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 168 pages. Tags: airplanes design and construction history science mathematics reference research aircraft transportation technology engineering aviation aerospace air forces warf bill gunston 0760303169 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Multiuser Detection by Sergio Verdu (£44.00)Publisher: Cambridge, New York & Melbourne: Cambridge University Press — 1998Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0521593735]Condition: Very Good. Scattered pencil underlining and marginalia to the first chapter. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Pictorial boards. [XXI] 451 pages. Tags: code division multiple access demodulation electronics spread spectrum communications engineering telecommunications technology electrical multiuser detection telecommunication digital
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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£42.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Slight rippling to the foot of the leaves, possibly caused by slight damp at some time, but inoffensive. Description: Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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History of the Polish Air Force, 1918-68 by Jerzy B. Cynk (£41.00)Publisher: Reading: Osprey Publishing — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 085045039X]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly sunned at the spine otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This detailed account of the Polish Air Force — its birth in revolution, its brief but heroic period as the air arm of an independent nation, and its present status as one of the principal weapons in the armoury of the Soviet bloc — fills a serious gap in published aviation history. It is the first complete coverage of the subject to appear anywhere in the world.

The survey is divided into six parts: the birth of the Polish Air Force, up to 1918; the P. A. F’. s part in the fight for Poland’s independence, 1918-20; the inter-war developments, 1921-39; the air war over Poland, September 1939; the P. A. F. contribution to the Allied cause in France and Britain, 1940-45; and the P. A. F. of the Polish People’s Republic, 1943 to the present. In addition extensive appendices list data on aircraft supplies and equipment strength, operational records, commanders, bases, and losses and air victories in the two world wars. 250 photographs provide a unique record, and are of special interest to students of the early years of European aircraft.

Based on much information new to the West, exhaustively documented, and written with admirable objectivity, it amounts to more than a history of an air force. The author has taken such trouble to explain the historical, social and economic background that it becomes an important contribution to the history of Poland itself, and a commentary on the socio-political problems of air technology which are just as applicable today.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7½". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 307 pages. Tags: poland polskie powietrzne history aeronautics 20th century air force unit histories forces free polish armed communist second world war military warfare
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The Road to Prosperity: An Economic History of Finland by Edited by Jari Ojala, Jari Eloranta & Jukka Jalava (£41.00)Publisher: Helsinki: Suomaleisen Kirjallisuuden Seura — 2006Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 9517468180]Condition: Near Fine. Slight bruising to the lower corners of the boards otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “The Finnish economy is a victory over hardship, a success story with few equivalents. During the period 1860-2000 the gross domestic product grew 21-fold, while EU nations on average achieved 11-fold growth. Today, Finland is known for its competitiveness, high educational standards, negligible corruption, expertise in creating and using high technology, and successful companies, most notably Nokia. This book tells how Finland astonishingly evolved from an internationally insignificant agrarian economy to the affluent, knowledge-based, welfare society that it is now. The Road to Prosperity — An Economic History of Finland offers an overview of several centuries of economic progress — with a keen eye on negative effects of growth.” Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Tables;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Joel Mokyr. Size: 10½" x 8½". Pictorial boards. 343 pages. Tags: finland economic conditions 19th century open economies growth structural change agriculture trade transport labour market monetary economy government spending income distribution capital technology social historical perspective welfare state
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The Blitz Then and Now Volume 1: September 3, 1939 to September 6, 1940 by Edited By Winston G. Ramsey (£40.00)Publisher: London: Battle of Britain Prints International — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0900913452]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams; Maps; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “Volume 1 of a trilogy spanning the air war on Britain, The Blitz Then and Now, this book covers the first year, the period from phoney war to total war: September 3, 1939 to September 6, 1940. Beginning with endless air raid warnings and a sense of unreality, it was a phase which was to culminate in Hitler threatening to raze Britain’s cities to the ground.

As a direct source of the day-to-day effects of Luftwaffe operations over Britain at the time, the book utilises extracts from the 24-hour log compiled by the Ministry of Home Security, and this provides a contemporary diary of events as they affected the Home Front. These entries ideally form the setting for a detailed record of the losses sustained by the Luftwaffe over Britain and within sight of land: a barometer of the air war, showing clearly the changing climate of hostilities. Until the summer of 1940 these were mainly reconnaissance flights and attacks on shipping, which gathered pace after Dunkirk as the air attack on Britain and the Royal Air Force escalated through its several stages as a prelude to invasion. Every German crash on land is listed with its crew, and footnotes are included on all those which are known to have been investigated or excavated since the end of the war, together with photographs of some of the more interesting discoveries.

Features and special articles by historians and eyewitnesses intersperse the daily happenings, illustrating life at the time on both the civilian and service fronts, and contrasting descriptions by German airmen give us an insight into just what it was like to be on the other side.

Even now, within a single generation, it seems another world… a part of history… yet the link with the present day is depicted by the comparison ‘then and now’ photographs which are a central feature of all After the Battle publications.

For its unique photographic coverage, and its contribution to the literature of the period, this book is likely to serve as an incomparable record in the years to come.”
Notes: Jacket designed by From a painting by George A. Campbell. Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 336 pages. Tags: world war 1939-1945 aerial operations german great britain air england history second military europe technology transportation aviation aircraft interest winston ramsey 0900913452 then and now first editions firsts printings 1st
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Performance At the Limit: Business Lessons from Formula 1 Motor Racing by Mark Jenkins, Ken Pasternak & Richard West (£38.00)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 2005Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0521844002]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Signed by the authors [Ken Pasternak & Richard West) on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Illustrated by way of: Charts; Graphs; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XII] 225 pages. Tags: performance technology industrial management grand prix racing
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Composite Materials in Maritime Structures. Volume 2 Practical Considerations by Edited by R. A. Shenoi & J. F. Wellicome (£37.00)Publisher: Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 052145154X]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in original publishers shrink wrap. Description: Number 5 in the series. The material was compiled for the 18th WEGEMT Graduate School held in the University of Southampton in March 1993.

From the cover: “The two volumes that comprise this work provide a comprehensive guide and source book on the marine use of composite materials. This second volume, Practical Considerations, examines how the theory can be used in the design and construction of marine structures, including ships, boats, offshore structures and other deep-ocean installations. Areas covered in this second volume include design, the role of adhesives, fabrication techniques and operational aspects such as response to slam loads and fatigue performance. The final three chapters of the book cover regulatory aspects of design, quality and safety assessment and management and organisation.

These volumes will provide an introduction to this important and fast-growing area for students and researchers in naval architecture and maritime engineering. It will also be of value to practising engineers as comprehensive reference book.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Cambridge Ocean Technology series. [XV] 306 pages. Tags: wellicome 052145154x cambridge ocean technology 9780521451543 620 4162 marine engineering materials fiber reinforced plastics fiber-reinforced ship design naval architecture
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Composite Materials in Maritime Structures: Volume1 Fundamental Aspects by Edited by R. A. Shenoi & J. F. Wellicome (£37.00)Publisher: Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0521451531]Condition: Near Fine. Remains in original publishers shrink wrap. Description: Number 4 in the series. The material was compiled for the 18th WEGEMT Graduate School held in the University of Southampton in March 1993.

From the cover: “The two volumes that comprise this work provide a comprehensive guide and source book on the marine use of composite materials. This second volume, Fundamental Aspects, examines how the theory can be used in the design and construction of marine structures, including ships, boats, offshore structures and other deep-ocean installations. Areas covered in this second volume include design, the role of adhesives, fabrication techniques and operational aspects such as response to slam loads and fatigue performance. The final three chapters of the book cover regulatory aspects of design, quality and safety assessment and management and organisation.

These volumes will provide an introduction to this important and fast-growing area for students and researchers in naval architecture and maritime engineering. It will also be of value to practising engineers as comprehensive reference book.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Blue boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. In the Cambridge Ocean Technology series. [XV] 351 pages. Tags: wellicome 0521451531 cambridge ocean technology 9780521451536 620 4162 marine naval architecture maritime materials fiber reinforced plastics fiber-reinforced ship design
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Putting Strategy to Work by Eddie Obeng (£35.00)Publisher: Pitman — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0273602659]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges.Description: Examines the main areas of knowledge required to ensure your success, covering all the techniques for successful program management.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Eddie Obenn. 237 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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Managing Information Sevices by Jo Bryson (£34.00)Publisher: Gower — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 056607690X]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dustwrapper.Description: From the flap: “This book takes an integrated approach to managing the modern information centre. It covers a range of management topics, from strategic, technology and human resources planning, to leadership, change management, team building, conflict and stress management, service delivery and risk management. Contents: Understanding the role of manager; understanding the environment; managing the environment through integrated planning; creating the corporate environment; getting things done in the corporate environment; managing and communicating information in the corporate environment; managing the individual; managing risk; service delivery;”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Purple boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 428 pages. Tags: analysis approach authority boston competitive competitiveness conflict consulting continuity corporate costs culture customer cycle delegation delivery development dynamics economic environment evaluation financial fixed hackman handbook hierarchy indicators influences investment management managing marketing maslow’s measurement micro motivation negotiation networking oldham organizational outsourcing performance planning policy policy-making reporting resources retention risk satisfaction services strategic strategies team-building technology viability
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Pocket Battleships of the Deutschland Class: Deutschland/Lu¨tzow, Admiral Scheer, Admiral Graf Spee by Gerhard Koop & Klaus-Peter Schmolke (£34.00)Publisher: London: Greenhill Books — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1853674028]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper lightly pulled at the head of the upper panel with a small nick to the foot of the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Translation of: Panzerschiffe der Deutschland-Klasse. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 8". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: germany kriegsmarine deutschland class cruisers history battleship admiral scheer graf spee design construction war 1939-1945 naval operations german cruiser forces warfare battles campaigns second maritime technology ships shipbuilding
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Probabilistic Methods of Signal and System Analysis by George R. Cooper & Clare D. McGillem (£34.00)Publisher: New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press — 1999Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0195123549]Condition: Very Good. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted. Slight spring to the boards. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: 3rd edition, 4th printing, Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¾". Pictorial boards. In the Oxford Series in Electrical and Computer Engineering series. [XIII] 480 pages. Tags: computer engineering probabilities system analysis statistical methods signal processing physics computing systems probability statistics design mathematical theory computation communications telecommunications technology computers electronics 0195123549 9780195123548
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Towards Holistic Agriculture: A Scientific Approach by R. W. Widdowson (£34.00)Publisher: Oxford: Pergamon Press — 1987Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0080342116]Condition: Good. Faded at the spine and onto the margins of the panels. Top edge of the text block spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Appendices [3]; Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Tables; This book explains the use of an ecological way of farming with modern practical applications, to make the fullest use of land resources and the best utilisation of available capital and labour.Notes: Foreword or introduction by Lady Eve Balfour. Size: 9¼" x 6". Pictorial boards. [XI] 187 pages. Tags: organic farming agriculture agricultural ecology methods organiculture technology engineering soil cultivations mineral fraction matter symbiotic fixation conversion nitrogen nitrate ethylene cycle
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The Present Evolution of Man by G. Archdall Reid (£33.00)Publisher: Chapman & Hall — UndatedBinding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. An acceptable reading copy only. Heavily snagged at the head of the spine. Leans notably. Boards a rubbed at extremities. Ex-library with usual marks. Top edges of text block heavily tanned. Some pages unopened.Description: Blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. Blind stamped border to front board. Signed by the author on the reverse of the ffep - "Thomas C. Dewey with the author's compliments" - unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contents: Part I. Organic Evolution: Physical Evolution; The Factors Of Evolution; Mental Evolution; Part II. The Present Evolution Of Man: Physical Evolution; Menta1 Evolution; 6pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 8½" x 5½". 370 pages. Tags: aborigines acheulian acids adultery africanus aggression agricultural albedo alien altamira altruism amslan analysis anatomy ancient andes anhydrite antarctica antelopes ardrey ariege arrow assemblages astrology aterian aurignacian baboons baffin bakker barnett barrow barry bartholomew baumgartel behaviorist beings benign bergen bering berkeley berlyne bipedal bisexuality blanc borneo bowlby breeding broom bruckner bushmen bygott
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Introduction to Practical Fluid Flow by R. P. [Ronald Peter] King (£32.00)Publisher: Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0750648856]Condition: Near Fine. CD-Rom inside rear cover is unopened. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Graphs;

From the cover: “Introduction to Practical Fluid Flow offers essential information on the solution of practical fluid flow and fluid transportation problems through the application of fluid dynamics. Emphasising the solution of practical operating and design problems using the latest methods, the text concentrates on computer-based methods throughout, in keeping with modern trends in engineering. With a focus on the flow of slurries and non-Newtonian fluids, it will be useful for and engineering students who have to deal with practical fluid flow problems.

The book is supported by an accompanying CD ROM which provides a toolbox of computer methods. These enable readers to use the problem solving methods shown in the book’s illustrated examples. It emphasises flow of slurries and Non-Newtonian fluids. It covers the application of fluid dynamics to the solution of practical fluid flow and fluid transportation problems.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6¼"). [IX] 198 pages. Tags: fluid dynamics flow fluids piping systems interaction particles slurries non-newtonian sedimentation thickening turbulence rheology technology engineering hydraulics mechanical materials science chemical biochemical 0750648856 9780750648851
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Nelson's Ships: A History of the Vessels in Which He Served 1771 - 1805 by Peter Goodwin (£32.00)Publisher: London: Conway Maritime Press — 2004Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0851777422]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Knocked at the bottom corner of the upper board otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 2002] Jacket illustration: Nelson's Flagships at Anchor, 1807 by Nicholas Pocock. This is a composite image of Nelson's flagships at the Spithead anchorage painted in 1807. From left to right, Agamemnon, Vanguard (showing her broadside), stern view of Elephant flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the Blue, Captain and then Victory firing a salute and flying the flag of Vice-Admiral of the White. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Plates; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables; Plans;

From the cover: “Much has been written about Nelson, the man and his successful career from midshipman to great commander, culminating with his glorious death at the Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805. Added to this, considerable literary works have been published about his flagship at that famous battle, HMS Victory, but little has been written about the other vessels in which he served throughout his career, providing him with experience vital to his professional and personal development.

Beginning with HMS Raisonnable, the 3rd Rate 64-gun ship in which Nelson began his naval career at the start of 1771, Nelson’s Ships provides a service history of the 25 Royal Navy vessels in which Nelson served. All the famous ships-of-the-line are included: Agamemnon, the vessel of which he assumed command in 1793, Captain, which he commanded at Cape St. Vincent, Vanguard, flagship at the Nile and of course Victory. For the first time many of the smaller ships Nelson served in such as Carcass, Badger and La Minerve, are examined. A final chapter is devoted to the 12 ships in which Nelson served only for a very brief period of time.

A comprehensive background to each vessel is provided examining the design, construction and armament. A full service history then follows including the actions in which the ship participated, any modifications that were made, refit histories and costs, a complete list of the commanding officers of the ship and finally the ship’s ultimate fate. Numerous illustrations, superb plans and draughts specially drawn by the author, and a lavish colour artwork section complements the text.

The incidents that occurred whilst Nelson was on board each ship reveal an abridged version of his career and offer both the enthusiast and general reader an insight into the man himself. Utilising the ships’ logs allows the work to examine many important issues in Nelson’s navy such as victualling and health, discipline and punishment, ship handling and repair thus providing a fascinating insight into the reality of life at sea and disproving many of the myths surrounding the Georgian navy. Fully researched and developed by one of the most well known and respected Nelson historians, Nelson’s Ships is an invaluable work for both the academic and enthusiast alike.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: nelson horatio viscount britain royal navy warships history 18th century 19th shipbuilding naval forces warfare historical political military technology engineering maritime united kingdom
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The Portable MBA in Strategy by Liam Fahey; Robert M. Randall; (£30.50)Publisher: John Wiley & Sons — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0471197084]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the head of the lower panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd Edition. From the cover: “The ultimate goal for all managers is to enable their organization to thrive in the marketplace — to produce offerings that customers value highly and to outperform the competition according to key metrics. The Portable MBA in Strategy, Second Edition arms you with the critical knowledge you need to make the choices that will attract and retain the most valuable customers, to experiment and adapt rapidly in continuously changing markets, and to position your organization advantageously for the future. Featuring contributions from internationally recognized leaders in strategic thought and practice, this fully updated Second Edition reflects the remarkable impact of e-business on all commercial activity, reveals the new opportunities and risks facing small business, and presents the latest methods of strategic analysis and implementation for domestic and global businesses. This unique resource offers a clear, practical guide to leading-edge strategic management practices, explains the strategic manager’s tasks and objectives, and shows how management techniques such as scenario planning can be used to develop the foresight and insight necessary for short- and long-term wealth creation in a competitive, unpredictable business environment.”Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7¼". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 414 pages. Tags: differentiation internalization people-embodied diversification customer-based identification attractiveness product-market classification small-business organizational transformation implementation value-creating interpretation supportability recommendation responsibility sustainability administrative research-based organization's configuration institutional determination specification expropriation brainstorming technological opportunities disadvantages contingencies understanding duplicability collaboration reconfiguring effectiveness uncertainties proliferation globalization discontinuity communication vulnerability process-based relationships participation substitution facilitation value-adding interrelated expectations
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Fundamentals of Electronics by Douglas R. Malcolm (£29.00)Publisher: Breton — 1987Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0534064086]Condition: Good+. Snagged at the head of the spine, remnants of sticker to the upper board. Previous owners inscription to pastedown. Text bright and tight.Description: Second Edition. An introduction to active electronic components for students enrolled in electronics training. The presentation of material is suited for associate-degree programs on the post-secondary level or for technical-level instruction in vocational/technical high schools. Preparation for this material should include the study of dc/ac fundamentals, as well as an understanding of basic electronics mathematics. Since the text contains an extensive amount of circuitry found in all fields of electronics, it should prove especially useful to individuals undergoing training in service-technology electronics.Notes: Size: 9½" x 7½". 452 pages. Tags: telecommunications transformer-type photoelectricity characteristics semiconductors rectification electron-beam photoelectron stabilization microfaceting semiconductor transmission spectroscopy introduction oscillators illustrated common-core electronics solid-state oscillatory electronic microprobe conduction television technology techniques analytical waveguides deflection amplifiers rectifiers stabilizer transients modulation rectifier equalizer recording injection microchip engineers detection full-wave electrons frequency circuits computing electric electron circuits computer magnetic
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The Genus Hosta: Giboshi Zoku by Wolfram George Schmid (£29.00)Publisher: London: B. T. Batsford Ltd. — 1991Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0713470984]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Maps; Tables; Maps to the endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “This is a new revision of the genus Hosta that includes descriptions of all species, varieties and forms, all registered cultivators, and virtually all the non-registered classic hostas of historic and garden interest. This book is designed to be used as a reference work, combining the needs of the botanical, horticultural, nursery, specialist and general gardening audience, covering taxonomy, morphology, horticultural classification, nomenclatural history, cultivation and landscape uses.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 428 pages. Tags: liliaceae hosta taxonomy cultivation nomenclature vernacular hostaceae keys history propagation economic botany lilies gardening plants horticulture science sciences technology engineering 0713470984
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The Handbook of Project-Based Management: Improving the Process for Achieving Strategic Objectives by Rodney Turner (£29.00)Publisher: McGraw-Hill — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780077076566]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the dust wrapper a little ruffled, more so at head of the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips. Text bright and tight.Description: From the cover: “Staying ahead in the modern competitive environment requires flexibility and continual change. Old bureaucratic systems are increasingly being rejected in favour of project-based structures where people work together across disciplines and functions, creating greater adaptability. The Handbook of Project-Based Management is designed to help anyone managing projects implement strategic change and achieve objectives to a high standard. Chapters cover: The role of projects and those involved; Guidance on how to manage the scope, organization and risk of a project; Comprehensive strategies for coping with project problems. This book is unique since it is not specific to one industry. It will be an invaluable tool for all involved in the management of change.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by Eric Gabriel. Size: 9¼" x 6¼". In the Henley Management series. 540 pages. Tags: administration administrative appendix applications beneficial capability close-out context crmo cutting-edge cycle definition delivering developing documents economics emphasis engineering epilogue execution governance guide industrial industries international involved leading management managing organization organizational performance planning portfolio procedures program project-based projects quality rationalization risk scope shift stakeholders start-up strategic strategy success technology twenty-first
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Making Enterprise Risk Management Pay Off: How Leading Companies Implement Risk Management by Thomas L. Barton; William G. Shenkir; Paul L. Walker; (£28.00)Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0130087548]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Small area of light spotting to the edges of the text block otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: From the cover: “Risk managers can no longer operate in a vacuum: they must understand all the risks that impact today’s enterprise, and involve all of the firm’s leaders in managing those risks. Enlightened companies are meeting these challenges through enterprise risk management, a set of revolutionary techniques that go beyond mere “control” to contribute measurable business value. This book takes you behind the scenes at companies that are leading the way in developing and deploying enterprise risk management. You’ll learn how they’re developing new tools for identifying today’s new risks; how they’re improving the accuracy of their risk assessments and recalibrating their responses; and how enterprise risk management can identify not just debacles and “downsides”, but breakthrough growth opportunities as well.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 257 pages. Tags: enterprise-wide diversification self-assessment mark-to-market communications corporate-wide identification infrastructure quantification environmental risk-adjusted manufacturers opportunities international manufacturing organization fluctuations implementing applications perspectives face-to-face nonfinancial corporations environment shareholder accountants measurement association mismanaging integration syndication application value-added uncertainty sensitivity enhancement explanation composition corporation consultants interaction developers integrated technology securities statistics accounting e-commerce geothermal commission successful
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A Manager's Guide to Operational Research by Patrick Rivett; Russell L. Ackoff; (£27.00)Publisher: John Wiley & Sons — 1974Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 029634706X]Condition: Very Good+. Barclays stamps to front pastedown and ffep.Description: OVER the last twenty years the science of OR has grown rapidly. It has grown not only in the sophistication of the techniques which it uses, not only in the rapid intake of the personnel employed, not only in the rapid increase of the salaries of all those working in this field, but it bas also grown in the type of problem it tackles and in the maturity it brings to these prob- lems. Such has been its rapid growth that notwithstanding the great deal of interaction between the OR scientist and the industrialist, the management executive often hasn't a clue what it is that the OR men in his company are doing. For the man who does not yet have OR within his company, there is the perplexing problem of whether he should undertake OR and, if he does, what is going to happen, what sort of people will he employ and how will they go about their business. To introduce OR into a company requires a tremendous act of faith on the part of the executive. 107pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")
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Heavy Work Investment: Its Nature, Sources, Outcomes, and Future Directions by Edited by Itzhak Harpaz & Raphael Snir (£27.00)Publisher: New York & London: Routledge — 2015Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780415835060]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [XXXVIII] 388 pages. Tags: snir 9780415835060 psychology industrial workaholism occupational organizational hwi work addiction technology retirement
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British Research and Development Aircraft: Seventy Years At the Leading Edge by Ray Sturtivant (£24.00)Publisher: Haynes — 1990Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0854296972]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper. Leans slightly. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Every advance that has ever occurred in aviation has been the result of a new problem encountered and then solved. From the very earliest days Britain was in the forefront of progress by empirical means, and by 1917 it was already becoming the practice to build special aircraft for trials purposes to test some theory or line of research without necessarily any intention of placing those machines in production. Very soon this arrangement was formalized by the issuing of Government contacts to an Air Ministry specification.

The aircraft and designs encompassed within this system embrace most of the more important aspects of British aeronautical progress, and in this book Ray Sturtivant charts the history of such developments over a period spanning some seven decades.

The twenty years leading up to the Second World War saw research into every aspect of aeronautical theory, with projects gaining official sponsorship on a numerical scale which would be quite impracticable today. Early projects included investigations into the understanding of control in slow speed flight and the elimination of the dreaded ‘spin’ which had claimed the lives of so many pilots of the RFC and RAF.

These were the years of such aircraft as the Westland-Hill Pterodactyl which investigated the properties of swept wings, the knowledge gained being put to good use many years later in — amongst other developments — the Avro Vulcan bomber. Likewise the pre-war development of rotor-craft in the form of the Cierva and Hafner autogiros paved the way first to the helicopter and then latterly to the tilt-rotor aircraft of today.

Post-war, after enormous strides made as the result of the conflict, there were problems to solve afresh as the result of the adoption of the jet engine and the related increases in speed and height that became attainable. Similarly the jet engine provided the impetus to the many projects avidly seeking the solution to the Vertical Take-off and Landing conundrum unravelled so brilliantly in the Hawker Harrier.

Ray Sturtivant’s deeply researched text is accompanied by photographs or line drawings of almost every one of the numerous aircraft covered. These images — from the oddest to the sublimely beautiful — in themselves provide a fascinating chronology of seventy years at the leading edge of aviation technology which is now taking Britain into the 21st century.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8½". Pictorial boards. In the Foulis Aviation series. 216 pages. Tags: airplanes military great britain history research aircraft aeronautics industry
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Everyday Life in Ancient Greece by R. F. Willetts (£24.00)Publisher: B. T. Batsford — 1969Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Faintest wear at edges of DJ. Book mildly bumped at spine and corners. Bookplate inside front cover.Description: Our knowledge of Ancient Crete, has now been amplified by spectacular archaeological discoveries. In this book the author shows Cretan life from the Stone Age until the Roman Conquest 7,000 years later. He also discusses the position of women and slaves; the growth of trade; the complex organisation of law and government; and the roles of religious belief and ritual.Illustrated with line drawings by Eva WilsonTags: plato-continued peloponnesian consciousness organization prostitution geographical distribution theophrastus themistocles architecture environment citizenship poseidonius portraiture thermopylae aristocracy hellenistic variations technology philosophy individual pythagoras theocritus protagoras thucydides literature government xenophanes priesthood praxiteles divination barbarians population revolution political sophocles community festivals anthology jymnasium vitruvius geography seleucids dionysiac oligarchy simonides sculpture democracy thersites finances national
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Warship Volume XIII 1989 by Edited By Robert Gardiner (£24.00)Publisher: Conway Maritime Press — 1989Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0851775306]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;Notes: Size: 11" x 8". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 255 pages. Tags: gardiner 0851775306 warships navies naval forces warfare shipbuilding technology engineering history specific military periodicals
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A History of Greece from the Earliest Times to the Death of Alexander the Great by C. W. C. Oman (£23.00)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1921Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. A little rubbed at extremities with resulting fraying. Slightly shaken. Top edges dusty. Inscription to ffep and front pastedown. Internally bright and clean.Description: Deep red cloth with gilt titling to spine, embossed colophon to upper board. Illustrated frontispiece with other illustrations, maps and plans throughout. Fold out map to rear endpapers. 560pp. Index. Size: 8vo Crown (7½" x 5")Tags: accounts alphabet anabasis ancient anthology architecture aristocracy arts assembly athens athletes attains barbarians battles britain chronological citizenship claudius comedy commerce community conquests consciousness decline democracy dionysiac distribution divination empire environment european festivals finances funeral generals geographical geography geral gods greece greeks hellenistic helots heroic historia ideas individual jymnasium kingship league linear
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Barbarian Warriors: Saxons, Vikings and Normans by Dan & Susanna Shadrake (£23.00)Publisher: London: Brassey's — 1997Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1857532139]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Colour plates; Black & white drawings; Cutaways;

From the cover: “This is an essential book for everyone with an interest in the warriors of Britain’s Dark Ages. It is the definitive guide to the arms and armour of all the invading barbarian armies, from Saxons and Celts to Vikings and Normans. It covers the period from the disintegration of Roman rule in Britain in the 5th century — the legendary era of King Arthur — through the raids of Saxons, Celts, and Vikings until the final conquest of Britain by the Normans in the 11th century.

Frequently portrayed as an era of brutality and chaos, this book reveals the reality behind the legendary warriors of the period. What did King Arthur’s warriors really look like? Who were the mysterious pirate raiders from Ireland who ravaged Wales and Scotland? It also uncovers the considerable art of war in this period, the high level of craftsmanship achieved in the manufacture of all forms of arms and armour, from mail and scale defences to beautifully embellished helmets and swords. It shows how the achievements of the Roman war machine survived throughout the Dark Ages until the time of the Normans.

Drawing on the very latest discoveries and research, the authors create a vivid picture of Dark Ages warfare which will surprise many enthusiasts. Dan and Susanna Shadrake’s authoritative text is illustrated by 150 colour and black and white photographs, and world-renowned military artist Richard Hook has created four colour plates for the book.”
Notes: Illustrated by Richard Hook. Size: 12" x 8½". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. In the Brassey's History of Uniforms series. 144 pages. Tags: military weapons europe history, northmen warfare, saxons warfare, uniforms insignia weapons equipment, united kingdom, history military, technology engineering military science, armored troops uniforms history armor, medieval great britain military art science, books written dan shadrake, books illustrated richard hook
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Treatment of Gallstone Patients: A Health Technology Assessment by Torben Jorgensen (£23.00)Publisher: Danish Institute for Health Technology Assessment — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9788790951443]Condition: Very Good. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Charts; Maps; Tables;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¾". 256 pages. Tags: clinical epidemiological project health technology assessments gallstone epidemiology surgical treatment gallstones patients with choledochal stones pancreatitis
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Castles from the Air: An Aerial Portrait of Britain's Finest Castles by Paul Johnson (£22.00)Publisher: London: Bloomsbury — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747587469]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Boards Lightly rubbed at head and tail of the spine. Text bright and tight. A nice, tight, copy.Description: Contains a glossary. Contains a glossary of terms. Jacket illustration: Ludlow Castle, Shropshire. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The castles of Britain are icons of history. They were built to mark the domains of the powerful, and stood as symbols of authority. Their structures reflect the highest technology of the day — solid against battering rams, siege and cannon fire. And their locations identify the prevailing understanding of how the lie of the land could be turned to advantage. But imposing as the view from the ground can be, nothing shows their form and purpose better than the view from above.

Castles from the Air traces the origin and evolution of British castles from their Norman and earlier beginnings, through the great age of castle building in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries to the slow decline of castles as an architectural form in the fifteenth century. Through the Civil War in the seventeenth century, and the Napoleonic wars at the turn of the nineteenth century, although no longer the imposing bulwarks of earlier times, castles continued their important defensive role.

In Castles from the Air, hundreds of years of history are captured at a glance in more than 150 photographs of outstanding quality, revealing the past in a new and illuminating way. No better, nor more beautiful portrait of the castles of England, Scotland and Wales has ever been published before.”
Notes: Illustrated by Adrian Warren & Dae Sasitorn (Photos.). Size: 14" x 10½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: aerial photography castles great britain pictorial works artillery fortresses portcullis battlements castellan drawbridge towers mangonel motte bailey castle fortify fortification palisade pele tower siege quatrefoil history
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Flight: 100 Years of Aviation by R. G. Grant (£22.00)Publisher: Dorling Kindersley — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0751337323]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the top edge of the dust wrapper otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Colour Drawings; Diagrams; Tables; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;

From the cover: “THIS FASCINATING journey through a century of flight captures the spirit and excitement of aviation past and present, from the Wright brothers’ first airborne attempts to the story behind the space race.

TRAVELLERS

Live through the first, bone-jarring moments of flight with pioneers such as Orville Wright, Harriet Quimby and Roland Garros. With absorbing profiles of the key personalities and the planes they flew, witness how flight became a reality. Follow the swift advances in aviation technology that took place with the onset of war, as supremacy in the skies became a crucial factor. Eyewitness accounts and striking images bring air reconnaissance, aerial bombings and spectacular “dogfights” to life.

TRAILBLAZERS

Adventurous fliers like Lindbergh and Earhart pushed the boundaries even further during the “golden age” of flight in the 1920s and ‘30s. Discover how these trailblazers conquered transatlantic routes and paved the way for new luxury passenger jets.

TRENDSETTERS

Read thrilling accounts of events such as the Hindenburg disaster and the U-2 spy plane crisis, or find out what life was like aboard the Mir space station. Remarkable images of flying boats, airships and space rockets combine with fascinating and detailed profiles of over 300 of the world’s greatest planes to make this an outstanding encyclopaedic record of aviation history. The book concludes with a glimpse into the future of flight: from anti-terrorist strategies to light aircraft, pilotless planes and space vacations.”
Notes: Size: 12" x 10¼". Pictorial boards. 440 pages. Tags: aeronautics history duxford imperial war museum smithsonian institution flight airplanes astronautics grant first editions firsts printings 1st
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Monarchs of the Sea: The Great Ocean Liners by Kurt Ulrich (£22.00)Publisher: London: Taurus Parke — 1998Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1860643736]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short, untidy, tear at the head of the spine and light fading to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Jacket illustration: The Navarino sailing into Venice. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Facsimiles; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Tables;

From the cover: “THE TITANIC SET SAIL on her maiden voyage on 10 April 1912, the ship represented the essence of glamour, romance, high technology and not a little frisson of danger in an age when travel by sea could still prove hazardous. But the mythology surrounding the Titanic has overshadowed the fact that this ship also represented a new age of transportation when commerce, the rapid expansion of the US economy and mass migration from Europe to North America was forging a new travel industry.

The disaster of the Titanic in no way inhibited the rapid development of luxury liners. The 60 years that followed the saga of the Titanic are laden with the names of even greater liners — the Imperator, Ile de France, Normandie, Empress of Britain, Bremen, Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, SS United States, France and many others.

This book surveys the colourful history of sea travel, from the early days through to the age when the great luxury liners of the twentieth century ruled the waves. It portrays the imposing presence of the Imperator, the haughty grandeur of the Queen Mary and the Queen Elizabeth, the elegance and glitter of the Normandie and the France, the efficiency and style of the Bremen, the speed and the brash daring of the SS United States and finally the last of the great liners — the QE2, attempting, like Britain, to define a new role for itself without abandoning its traditions. Each great ship epitomised the designs and fashions of its age while at the same time representing the national aspirations of its flag nation. With national prestige at stake, competition between these ships — whether for elegance, luxury, technology or speed — was intense.

Through the pages of this lavishly illustrated book we not only witness the evolution of twentieth-century style and design which was encapsulated in the luxury liners, but also meet some of the icons of the century: the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Albert Einstein, Frank Sinatra.

No other book charts so beautifully the new generation of luxury ships that have inherited the seas. Today’s cruise liners, with names like Carnival Destiny, Pacific Princess and Song of Norway represent a new level of sophistication and have heralded a renaissance of interest in luxury ocean travel.”
Notes: Size: 12¾" x 12¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 264 pages. Tags: ocean liners pictorial works history 20th century merchant vessels ships
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The Gothic Enterprise: A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral by Robert A Scott (£22.00)Publisher: Berkeley, Los Angeles & London: University of California Press — 2003Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0520231775]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Maps; Plans;

From the cover: “The great Gothic cathedrals of Europe are among the most astonishing achievements of Western culture. Evoking feelings of awe and humility, they make us want to understand what inspired the people who had the audacity to build them. This engrossing book surveys an era that has fired the historical imagination for centuries. In it Robert A. Scott explores why medieval people built Gothic cathedrals, how they built them, what conception of the divine lay behind their creation, and how religious and secular leaders used cathedrals for social and political purposes. As a traveler’s companion or a rich source of knowledge for the armchair enthusiast, The Gothic Enterprise helps us understand how ordinary people managed such tremendous feats of physical and creative energy at a time when technology was rudimentary, famine and disease were rampant, the climate was often harsh, and communal life was unstable and incessantly violent.

While most books about Gothic cathedrals focus on a particular building or on the cathedrals of a specific region, The Gothic Enterprise considers the idea of the cathedral as a humanly created space. Scott discusses why an impoverished people would commit so many social and personal resources to building something so physically stupendous and what this says about their ideas of the sacred, especially the vital role they ascribed to the divine as a protector against the dangers of everyday life.

Scott’s narrative offers a wealth of fascinating details concerning daily life during medieval times. The author describes the difficulties master-builders faced in scheduling construction that wouldn’t be completed during their own lifetimes, how they managed without adequate numeric systems or paper on which to make detailed drawings, and how climate, natural disasters, wars, variations in the hours of daylight throughout the year, and the celebration of holy days affected the pace”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 5¾". Fawn Spine Strip on Gold boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XIV] 292 pages. Tags: cathedrals history, history medieval period, gothic architecture, construction cathedrals, religious buildings, architecture history, history europe medieval, religion christianity, first edition books, books written robert scott
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Napa Stories: Profiles, Reflections and Recipes from the Napa Valley by Michael Chiarello with Janet Fletcher (£21.50)Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1584791164]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with pulling at the head of the upper panel. Light marks to the foot of the first blank. Heavy art paper has a little tackiness throughout with rippling to the blanks.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs.Notes: Illustrated by Steven Rothfeld (Photos.). Size: 12¼" x 9¾". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: american and beverages california cooking ethnic making napa ongoing produce regional spirits struggle style technology valley winemaking wines world-class
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Website Automation Toolkit by Paul Helinski (£21.50)Publisher: Wiley Computer Publishing — 1998Binding: Paperback First Edition. [ISBN: 0471197858]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled. Includes unopened CD-Rom.Description: First in this edition. From the cover: “A volume designed for the budget-conscious Webmaster. This text describes economical freeware and commercial tools for managing Web site tasks on both NT and UNIX systems — tools developed by the author, other Webmasters (as freeware or shareware), and commercial vendors.”Notes: Size: 9¼" x 7½". 451 pages. Tags: discussion boards chat rooms collect hit statistics optimize your site for the search engines static html pages stall utilities web technology webmasters isapi cgi communication security client-based automation systems server side includes javascript vbscript java activex perl for unix perl for e-mail push utilities majordomo tracking visitors shopping carts saving state image map files relational database setting cookies free web database. frontpage discussion dynamic.chat quikchat search engine agents web promotion spider bannerlog clickthru
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Robo Sapiens: Evolution of a New Species by Peter Menzel & Faith D'Aluisio (£21.00)Publisher: Cambridge, London: The MIT Press — 2000Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0262133822]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Description: Jacket illustration: A face robot from the Hara-Kobayashi laboratory of the Science University of Tokyo. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Around the world, scientists and engineers are participating in a high-stakes race to build the first intelligent robot. Many robots already exist — automobile factories are full of them. But the new generation of robots will be something else: smart machines that act ever more like living creatures.

What will happen then? With our prosthetic limbs, titanium hips, and artificial eyes, we are already beginning to resemble our machines. And when we implant chips in our bodies to connect ourselves directly to computers, the likeness will become only more pronounced. Science fiction will have become science fact.

Meanwhile — and equally important — our machines are beginning to resemble us. Robotic spiders, crabs, geckos, and dogs are already spilling from the laboratories. The next steps are to re-create Homo sapiens itself and then go beyond. Robots can already walk, talk, and dance; they can react to human facial expressions and obey verbal commands. When scientists go on to create fully autonomous robots with greater intelligence than human beings, will they be our partners or our rivals? Will it be simply a robotic revolution or a true extension of evolution? Could machines and humankind meld into a single species — Robo sapiens ?

In Robo sapiens, award-winning journalists Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio present the next generation of intelligent robots and their makers. Accompanying brilliant photographs of more than a hundred robots are extensive interviews with robotics pioneers, anecdotal field notes with behind-the-scenes information, and easy-to-understand technical data about the machines. Robo sapiens is a field guide to our mechanical future.”
Notes: Size: 11" x 8¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: aluisio 0262133822 9780262133821 629.892 robotics artificial intelligence intelligent control systems technology engineering computers semantics
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Castles from the Air: An Aerial Portrait of Britain's Finest Castles by Paul Johnson (£20.50)Publisher: London: Bloomsbury — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0747587469]Condition: Very Good — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded at the top edge with a little rubbing to the edges. Small gift sticker covering the price. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: Contains a glossary. Contains a glossary of terms. Jacket illustration: Ludlow Castle, Shropshire. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “The castles of Britain are icons of history. They were built to mark the domains of the powerful, and stood as symbols of authority. Their structures reflect the highest technology of the day — solid against battering rams, siege and cannon fire. And their locations identify the prevailing understanding of how the lie of the land could be turned to advantage. But imposing as the view from the ground can be, nothing shows their form and purpose better than the view from above.

Castles from the Air traces the origin and evolution of British castles from their Norman and earlier beginnings, through the great age of castle building in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries to the slow decline of castles as an architectural form in the fifteenth century. Through the Civil War in the seventeenth century, and the Napoleonic wars at the turn of the nineteenth century, although no longer the imposing bulwarks of earlier times, castles continued their important defensive role.

In Castles from the Air, hundreds of years of history are captured at a glance in more than 150 photographs of outstanding quality, revealing the past in a new and illuminating way. No better, nor more beautiful portrait of the castles of England, Scotland and Wales has ever been published before.”
Notes: Illustrated by Adrian Warren & Dae Sasitorn (Photos.). Size: 14" x 10½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 216 pages. Tags: aerial photography castles great britain pictorial works artillery fortresses portcullis battlements castellan drawbridge towers mangonel motte bailey castle fortify fortification palisade pele tower siege quatrefoil history
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Computer Networks Third Edition by Andrew S. Tanenbaum (£20.50)Publisher: Prentice Hall — 1996Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0133499456]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the cover: “Computer Networks is the ideal introduction to today’s and tomorrow’s networks. This classic best-seller has been totally rewritten to reflect the networks of the late 1990s and beyond. Author, educator, and researcher Andrew S. Tanenbaum, winner of the ACM Karl V. Karlstrom Outstanding Educator Award, carefully explains how networks work inside, from the hardware technology up through the most popular network applications. The book takes a structured approach to networking, starting at the bottom (the physical layer) and gradually working up to the top (the application layer). The topics covered include: Physical layer (e.g., copper, fibre, radio, and satellite communication); Data link layer (e.g., protocol principles, HDLC, SLIP, and PPP); MAC Sublayer (e.g., IEEE 802 LANs, bridges, new high-speed LANs); Network layer (e.g., routing, congestion control, internetworking, IPv6); Transport layer (e.g., transport protocol principles, TCP, network performance); Application layer (e.g., cryptography, email, news, the Web, Java, multimedia) In each chapter, the necessary principles are described in detail, followed by extensive examples taken from the Internet, ATM networks, and wireless networks.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7". Pictorial boards. 813 pages. Tags: abstract access adaptation addresses addressing agent algorithms allocation aloha analog analysis application architecture arpanet asn atm audio authentication backbone baseband basis bgp bluetooth bridges broadband broadcast buffering bus cable carrier categories cdma cell cellular channel choke cidr circuits classless client coaxial codes collision-free communications companies comparison compression computers concatenated congestion connection
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