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The Bone Hunters: The Heroic Age of Paleontology in the American West

by Url Lanham

Lucid nontechnical study recalls astounding 19th-century fossil discoveries of dinosaurs, other prehistoric animals. 51 halftones.


1001 Questions Answered About: Hurricanes, Tornadoes and Other Natural Air Disasters

by Barbara Tufty

Highly readable, non-technical explanations of hurricanes, tornadoes, hail, snowstorms, thunder and lightning, fog, other phenomena. Bibliography. 92 illustrations.


The Origin of Continents and Oceans

by Alfred Wegener

A source of profound influence and controversy, this landmark 1915 work explains various phenomena of historical geology, geomorphy, paleontology, paleoclimatology, and similar areas in terms of continental...


Greek Astronomy

by Sir Thomas L. Heath

Superb scholarly study of contributions of Pythagoras, Aristarchus, Anaxagoras, Hipparchus, many other thinkers, to true scientific astronomy. Accessible to science-minded layman. Introduction.


Optics and Optical Instruments: An Introduction

by B. K. Johnson

Practical guide shows how to set up working models of telescopes, microscopes, photographic lenses and projecting systems; how to conduct experiments for determining accuracy, resolving power, more. 234 diagrams....


An Introduction to the Theory of the Boltzmann Equation

by Stewart Harris

This introductory graduate-level text emphasizes physical aspects of the theory of Boltzmann's equation in a detailed presentation that doubles as a practical resource for professionals. 1971 edition.


Quantum Mechanics: Principles and Formalism

by Roy McWeeny

Focusing on main principles of quantum mechanics and their immediate consequences, this graduate student-oriented volume develops the subject as a fundamental discipline, opening with review of origins of Schrödinger's...


Elementary Decision Theory

by Herman Chernoff & Lincoln E. Moses

This well-respected introduction to statistics and statistical theory covers data processing, probability and random variables, utility and descriptive statistics, computation of Bayes strategies, models, testing...


Introduction to Matrices and Vectors

by Jacob T. Schwartz

In this concise undergraduate text, the first three chapters present the basics of matrices — in later chapters the author shows how to use vectors and matrices to solve systems of linear equations. 1961 edition....


N-Person Game Theory: Concepts and Applications

by Anatol Rapoport

Sequel to Two-Person Game Theory introduces necessary mathematical notation (mainly set theory), presents basic concepts and models, and provides applications to social situations.


Game Theory and Politics

by Steven J. Brams

Many illuminating and instructive examples of the applications of game theoretic models to problems in political science appear in this volume, which requires minimal mathematical background. 1975 edition. 24...


Vision in Elementary Mathematics

by W. W. Sawyer

Sure-fire techniques of visualizing, dramatizing, and analyzing numbers promise to attract and retain students' attention and understanding. Topics include basic multiplication and division, algebra, word problems,...


Great Scientific Experiments: Twenty Experiments that Changed our View of the World

by Rom Harre

Vivid, readable, accurate tales of landmark inquiries include Aristotle's work on embryology of the chick, Galileo's discovery of the law of descent, Newton's experiment on nature of colors, more.


A History of Mechanical Inventions: Revised Edition

by Abbott Payson Usher

Updated classic explores importance of technological innovation in cultural and economic history of the West. Water wheels, clocks, printing, machine tools, more. "Without peer." — American Scientist.


Art and Geometry: A Study in Space Intuitions

by William M. Ivins

This highly stimulating study observes many historical interrelationships between art and mathematics. It explores ancient and Renaissance painting and sculpture, the development of perspective, and advances...


Illustrated Guide to Trees and Shrubs: A Handbook of the Woody Plants of the Northeastern United States and Adjacent Canada/Revised Edition

by Arthur Harmount Graves

Authoritative, accessible guide features easy-to-use keys covering leaves, twigs, bark, buds, fruit, more. Over 300 pen-and-ink drawings by Maud H. Purdy, noted botanical illustrator. Bibliography.


Algebra

by Larry C. Grove

This graduate-level text is intended for initial courses in algebra that proceed at a faster pace than undergraduate-level courses. Subjects include groups, rings, fields, and Galois theory. 1983 edition. Includes...


Linear Programming and Economic Analysis

by Robert Dorfman, Paul A. Samuelson & Robert M. Solow

Clear, comprehensive exposition of interrelation of game theory and linear programming, interrelation of linear programming and modern welfare economics, Leontief theory of input-output, problems of dynamic...


Information Theory and Statistics

by Solomon Kullback

Highly useful text studies logarithmic measures of information and their application to testing statistical hypotheses. Includes numerous worked examples and problems. References. Glossary. Appendix. 1968 2nd,...


Arithmetic Refresher

by A. A. Klaf

These 937 most-asked questions deal with tax problems, interest and discount, time-payment, etc. Features 809 problems and answers. "More than just a refresher . . . contains a great number of items that are...