New Your: Ambassade de France, Service de Presse et D'Information [Embassy of France, Press and Information Service], 1960. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Staplebound. 4 and 34,  pages. Illustrations. Some page discoloration. Some ink notations (marks to cover page, names and affiliations and comments on page 34. This is a four page press release announcing the first French atomic explosive test. Attached is an English Translation of the French "White Paper" (Advance Edition). This is a 38 page document of which 34 pages are numbered and the front and back sheets are not. The last sheet has a chart of the Organization of Research and Development, Manufacture and testing of Nuclear Weapons. Page 34 is a list of the French Defense Ministers from June 1953 to June 1958 to which in ink additions have been made bringing the list up to circa 1960. The Press Release addresses: Why?, How?, Where? The White Paper has a Summary, Preamble, Historical Survey, The Role and Action of the CEA, The Role and Action of the Ministre des Armees, and Cost.
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Santa Monica, California: The Rand Corporation, March 31, 1960. DTIC reproduction/copy for original report. Staplebound. 66 pages. marks on front and rear covers. Covers stamped Unclassified Limited. Includes summary, as well as an Introduction, as well as chapters on Nuclear Radiation, Fireball Formation, Thermal Radiation, Air Blast, Cratering and Throwout, Ground Shock and Effects, Cloud Rise and Fallout, and Afterwinds, Dust, and Debris. Also includes three Bibliographies--one on Nuclear Radiation, one on Air Blast and Fireball, and one on Ground Shock. Harold L. Brode is a nuclear weapons effects physicist who pioneered computer simulations of nuclear explosions at the RAND Corporation in the 1950s. In 1951 he received his Ph.D. from Cornell University where his supervisor was Hans A. Bethe. He is co-founder of R&D Associates, Vice-President of Strategic Systems at Pacific-Sierra Research Corporation and Chairman of the U.S. Defense Nuclear Agency's Scientific Advisory Group for Effects (SAGE).
Marina del Rey, California: R & D Associates, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Spiral bound. xiii, , I-iii, , I-37, ], II-iii, II-99,  pages. Stamp and ink notation on front cover. This technical report includes Preface, Acknowledgments, Table of Contents, Appendices, List of Figures, and List of Tables. Section I includes Characteristics of land combat models and a review of three that are aplicable for analysis of teactical nuclear warfare; Section 2 includes an overview of Models; Section 3 includes Capabilities and Utilities of Selected Models for Investigating Tactical Nuclear Combat; Section 4 includes Observations and Potential Applications; and references to Part I. Part II includes a Methodology for Illuminating the Attributes of Land Combat Models, with Selected Examples. It is believed that R. L. Spicer was also for a time associated with the RAND Corporation.
Columbus, Ohio: Battelle Memorial Institute, 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 40 pages. References. Maps. Oversized volume, measuring 11 inches by 8-1/2 inches. Name of previous owner stamped on front cover. Topics covered include Systems of Agriculture, Information from Comparable Regions on Similar Agricultural Systems, Analytical Procedure, Special Features of Agricultural Systems That May Influence Nuclide Uptake and Concentration, References, and Plans for Phase II Studies. Two maps (each measuring 14 inches by 20 inches) are included in a pocket at the end of the volume--Map 1 shows cultivated land in Route 17 Study Area (from 1962 Air Photos); Map 2 shows cultivated land in Route 256 Study Area (from Air Photos,1957, 1961, and 1962).
New York, N.Y. McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 272 pages. Includes Preface, Public Opinion: The Dominant Force in our World; The Makers of Public Opinion: The New Power Elite; The Makers of Information; Leadership: The Sine Qua Non; Relationships with Government; Relationships with Government: First Step--Get Acquainted; Relationships with Government: Do It Yourself and Use Effective Techniques; Business and Politics; Resistance of Labor to Technological Advance; Unemployment; The Handling of People; Relationships with the Academic World; Relationships with the Writing World; Prices: An Ominous Development; Profits; The Bugaboo of Bigness; The Changing Character of Markets and Competition; Foreign Operations: Keeping the American Abroad from Being Ugly; Environmental Health; Hard-sell Advertising; Trade Organizations; Stockholders; Conclusion; Index.
Ottawa, Canada: Information Canada, 1973. Second Edition [stated]. Fourth Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. , 111,  pages. Includes illustrations and a black and white full page map of Canada inside the front free endpaper. The drawings were made by Miss Winnifred K. Bentley, who served on the staff of the National Museum under Dr. Jenness. Diamond Jenness, CC FRCGS (February 10, 1886, Wellington, New Zealand – November 29, 1969, Chelsea, Quebec, Canada) was one of Canada's greatest early scientists and a pioneer of Canadian anthropology. In 1926, Jenness succeeded Canada's first Chief Anthropologist, Dr. Edward Sapir, as Chief of Anthropology at the National Museum of Canada, a position he retained until his retirement in 1948. Between 1920 and 1970, Jenness authored more than 100 works on Canada's Inuit and First Nations people.
Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2000. First Edition, First Printing stated. Hardcover. 316 pages. Includes Acknowledgments, and Introduction. Topics covered include The Age of the Flying Machine Had Come (The Wrights tell Their Story); Some Aeronautical Experiments (Technical Articles by the Wrights); The Greatest of the Precursors (The Wrights Assess Their Contemporaries); and It is Never Safe to Prophesy (The Wrights on the Future of Aviation). Also includes an Appendix (Witnesses to the Birth of Flight). Also includes Bibliography, Photography Credits, and Index.
New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, March 2010. First Edition [stated]. Hardcover. 234 pages. Includes Acknowledgments and Preface. This book contains the Dare-to-Dream story of Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian woman in space. Ansari's incredible journey takes us from her early life under an oppressive regime, to America, where she found love and became a successful entrepreneur, to the space station and the fulfillment of her childhood dreams as the first-ever female commercial space flight participant. Homer Hickam is the acclaimed author of the New York Times best-selling book Rocket Boys, which was adapted into the major theatrical release October Sky. His is the author of ten other books as well.
Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006. Second printing [stated]. Hard Cover. 292 pages. Contains vivid photos of the scorpion and her crew. This book combines a thrilling adventure story and an intriguing mystery with a cautionary tale about the limits of technology and the high price of failure at sea.
Washington DC: United States Air Force, Office of Air Force History, 1990. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xiii, , 409,  pages. Photographs. Charts. Tables. Appendices. Notes. Glossary. Bibliographic Notes. Index. DJ has slight wear, soiling and small edge tear. This is one of the Air Force's General Histories series. The author was the Chief of the Headquarters USAF Branch, Office of Air Force History. He became an Air Force historian in 1967 starting with the Eighth Air Force. Throughout his varied assignments in the Office of Air Force History, he has specialized in the history of aerospace technology,
Washington DC: National Rifle Association of America. Second printing [stated]. Staplebound. 32 pages. Oversized book, measuring 10-3/4 inches by 8-1/2 inches. Contains descriptions, production figures, and photographs of many of the handguns and carbines used during the Civil War, plus results of firing tests to determine accuracy of Confederate infantry arms.
Washington, DC: Cato Institute, January 15, 2008. No. 608. Staplebound. 15 pages. Includes Executive Summary, Introduction, The Mounting Troubles in Afghanistan, Missile Defense Creates New Tensions, The New Kosovo Crisis, NATO and the Prospect of New Violence in the Balkans, Estonia and the Perils of Security Guarantees, Athens and America, The Balance of Power, Alliances Lead to Counteralliances, The Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a Response to NATO, and The Guarantor's Responsibility. Also includes Notes.
Washington DC: Cato Institute, 2007. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. 16 pages. Includes Executive Summary, Introduction, The Relevant Dimensions of "Economic Growth," The Conventional View, The Impact of Wage Growth on Social Security's Fiscal Imbalance, Wage Growth and Social Security's Imbalance: Measurement for the United States. Although faster wage growth increases each future year's applicable cash-balance ratio, it also increases the shares of annual payrolls that accrue in the distant future. Those who appear to principally support the pay-as-you-go policy approach to fixing Social Security's financial problems tend to emphasize annual balance ratios as their preferred measure of the program's financial condition. Jagadeesh Gokhale is recognized internationally as an expert on entitlement reform, labor productivity and compensation, U.S. fiscal policy and the impact of fiscal policy on future generations.