Menlo Park, CA, The Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine : 1979
Seller ID: 554
1979 SIGNED FIRST EDITION LINUS PAULING'S ARGUMENT FOR HIGH-DOSE VITAMIN C IN CANCER TREATMENT. 9 1/2 inches tall hardcover, publisher's tan cloth covers, blue cloth spine with gilt title, inscribed front free endpaper To Peter Ladd Gilsey--Linus Pauling. 238 pp, corners bumped, very good in very good dust jacket. LINUS PAULING (1901-1994) was one of the founders of the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology. Pauling also worked on the structures of biological molecules, and showed the importance of the alpha helix and beta sheet in protein secondary structure. Pauling's approach co... View More...
New York, W. W. Norton & Co., Inc. : 1945
Seller ID: 108
1945 SCARCE FIRST PRINTING OF LANDMARK AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY WALTER CANNON, WHO DEFINED THE FIGHT OR FLIGHT RESPONSE. 8 1/2 inches tall hardcover, 229 pages, red cloth binding, covers lightly stained, spine darkened, corners and spine ends rubbed, residue from rusty paper clip on front paste-down and front free endpaper, text unmarked. First printings of this wartime book, an autobiography published the year of Cannon's death, are very scarce. WALTER BRADFORD CANNON (1871 - 1945) was an American physiologist, professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology at Harvard Medical School. He coin... View More...
New York, Columbia University Press : 1995
Seller ID: 526
A NEW PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE AND ITS RELATION TO SOCIETY. 7 3/4 inches hardcover, green paper-covered boards, black cloth spine 134 pp, very good in very good dust jacket. FROM JACKET: Refiguring Life begins with the history of genetics and embryology, showing how discipline-based metaphors have directed scientists' search for evidence. Keller continues with an exploration of the border traffic between biology and physics, focusing on the question of life and the law of increasing entropy. In a final section she traces the impact of new metaphors, born of the computer revolution... View More...
Pittsburgh, Published by the Author : 1916
Seller ID: 778
1916 SELF-PUBLISHED DESCRIPTION OF EXPERIMENTS ON THE PROTECTIVE EFFECTS OF OZONE ON GUINEA PIGS INFECTED WITH TUBERCULOSIS. 10 inches tall hardcover, olive green cloth binding, gilt title to cover and spine, viii, 225 pp, numerous full page tables and illustrations. Covers worn, spine ends frayed, institutional library bookplate to front paste-down, previous owner name and library perforated stamp to title page, library card and slip back endpapers, good+. DEDICATION: To those who have aided the work, to those for whom it was done. PREFACE: The experiments of which I write were commenced in A... View More...