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Costas, Lorenzo A.
This new book presents leading-edge research on Mars which is the fourth planet from the Sun in the Solar System. The planet is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It is also referred to as the 'Red Planet' because of its reddish appearance as seen from Earth. A terrestrial planet, Mars has a thin atmosphere and surface features reminiscent both of the impact craters of the Moon and the volcanoes, valleys, deserts and polar ice caps of Earth. It is the site of Olympus Moons, the highest known mountain in the solar system, and of Valles Marineris, the largest canyon. In addition to its geographical features, Mars' rotational period and seasonal cycles are likewise similar to those of the Earth Mars has two moons, Phobos and Deimos, which are small and irregularly shaped.These may be captured asteroids, similar to 5261 Eureka, a Martian Trojan asteroid. Mars can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. Its apparent magnitude reaches -2.9, a brightness surpassed only by Venus, the Moon, and the Sun, though for much of the year Jupiter may appear brighter to the naked eye than Mars. 300pp.
Nova Science Publishers Inc., 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781600218262
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Inventory #27480
Price: £ 80.00 GBP ($ 105.60 approx. - € 92.80 approx.)
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Wertz, Dorothy C.; Fletcher, John C.
Dorothy Wertz and John Fletcher pioneered the first international study of ethical and social issues in genetics in 18 nations. This book reports and discusses their second and more representative study in 36 nations. The survey focused on actual situations that occur in the practice of medical genetics, presented as case vignettes that can also be used in teaching and policy discussion. Among the issues discussed are privacy, prenatal diagnosis, patient autonomy, directiveness in counseling, sex selection, forensic DNA banking, "genetic discrimination," and "eugenics". This is Dorothy Wertz's final book, as she died in April, 2003. It is a one of a kind cross-cultural study of complex ethical issues in the uses of genetic information. No one else has attempted to look at the international aspects of medical genetics on such a broad scale. The results provide a resource for discussion both within and among nations. Much bioethical and policy discussion now occurs in an information vacuum. The survey showed that what people would do, and their reasons for doing it, differed considerably from what ethicists think they "should" do. Many will be surprised at the results, especially in nations where bioethical discussion is just beginning. "Genetics and Ethics in Global Perspective" is of interest to medical geneticists, genetic counselors, social scientists and anthropologists who study cross-cultural issues, bioethicists and bioethics centers and health policy makers. 474pp.
Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 1402017685
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Inventory #14736
Price: £ 50.00 GBP ($ 66.00 approx. - € 58.00 approx.)
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Fitzjohn, Tony
Born Wild is a story of passion, adventure and skulduggery on the frontline of African conservation. Following Tony Fitzjohn's journey from London bad boy to African wildlife warrior, the heart of the story is a series of love affairs with the world’s most beautiful and endangered creatures – affairs that so often end in pain, for to succeed in re-introducing a lion or leopard to the wild is to be deprived of their companionship. Tony tells of his twenty years in Kenya with George Adamson of Born Free fame - a time of discovery, isolation and frequent danger living far from civilisation. And when he was prevented from re-introducing any more animals into the wild and made unwelcome in the country he loved, Tony had to start anew in Tanzania. 332pp.
Viking, 2010, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 9780670918911
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Inventory #28314
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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166pp.Loss to top left front d/j.
New Horizon, 1978, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Poor. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 0861160886
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Inventory #19754
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.90 approx. - € 8.70 approx.)
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Ullmann, Gerhard
This title features text in English and German. Ullmann has explored Venice photographically for more than twenty years. This book shows the famous city from a very individual point of view, not emphasising the tourist highlights, but investigating the 'essence' of Venice in a number of impressive photographs. 95pp.
Edition Axel Menges, 2002, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 3932565266
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Inventory #20042
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.60 approx. - € 34.80 approx.)
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