New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc. [A Laurel Book], 1980. Third printing [stated]. Mass market paperback. 120,  pages. Illustrations. Cover has some wear and soiling. Previous owner's mailing label on first page. Margaret Craven (March 13, 1901 – July 19, 1980) was an American writer. Margaret went to Stanford University (Palo Alto, California) where she majored in history, Upon her graduation with distinction in 1924, she moved to San Jose, California, where she took a job as secretary to the managing editor of the Mercury Herald. She soon found herself writing the editorials, first over the editor’s initials, then over her own. After the death of the editor, Margaret moved back to Palo Alto and began writing short stories for magazines such as the Delineator. In 1941 the Saturday Evening Post began accepting her stories. She continued contributing stories to the Post for the next 20 years, although seriously hindered by near-blindness caused by a bacterial infection of the eyes. It was largely owing to her vision problem that during this period she did not write novels, but the problem was overcome around 1960. She had learned about the Native-Americans of the northern British Columbia coast. The first result of this was a story for the Post called "Indian Outpost." In 1962, Margaret arranged with the Columbia Coast Mission of the Anglican Church to visit Kingcome and other native Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) villages on the B.C. coast. Out of this experience came her first novel, I Heard the Owl Call My Name, which became a best seller. Margaret published a second novel, Walk Gently This Good Earth (1977), an autobiography, Again Calls the Owl (1980), and a collection of stories, The Home Front (1981).
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New York: Lyons & Burford, 1990. Later printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 4.375 inches by 6.375 inches. , 81,  pages. Decorative front cover. Illustrations (most in color). Charts. Bibliography. Personal Hatch Records (blank). No dust jacket present. This is a detailed field guide to the major trout stream insects throughout the United States--with more than 120 full-color photographs of mayflies, caddisflies, and stoneflies. A thorough reference on hatches and the correct selection of flies by color, size, and imitative strategy. Dick Pobst was a legendary Michigan angler, entomologist, fly-shop owner, and author. After a stint in the Army and a career in international business, Dick changed courses, becoming a leader in the fly-fishing industry. From 1975 to 2000, Dick and his wife, Nancy, ran the Thornapple Orvis Shop, a fly shop in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They also became Regional Business Managers for Orvis, and Orvis Chairman Perk Perkins remembers “the amazing job he and Nancy did for us in the Midwest.” As an author, Pobst focused on the insects that trout eat, and his books include Trout Stream Insects: An Orvis Streamside Guide, Orvis Vest Pocket Guide to Mayflies: An Illustrated Reference To The Most Important Hatches Of North America, and The Caddisfly Handbook: An Orvis Streamside Guide. His autobiography, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Trout Stream: 40 Years Trout Fishing in Europe and North America was published in 2011.
New York: Berkley Books, 1983. Berkley Edition [stated] Presumed first printing. Mass market paperback. , 243,  pages. Cover worn, soiled and creased. Corner of rear cover gone. While on a ship bound for Turkey, an armaments expert discovers that he is the intended victim of a murder plot. Eric Clifford Ambler OBE (28 June 1909 – 22 October 1998) was an English author of thrillers, in particular spy novels, who introduced a new realism to the genre. Also working as a screenwriter, Ambler used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles Rodda. When the Second World War broke out, Ambler entered the army as a private soldier. He was commissioned into the Royal Artillery in 1941. He was soon reassigned to photographic units. He ended the war as a lieutenant-colonel and an assistant director of the Army Film and Photographic Unit. After the war, he worked in the civilian film industry as a screenwriter, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his work on the film The Cruel Sea (1953), adapted from the novel by Nicholas Monsarrat. He did not resume writing under his own name until 1951, when he entered the second of his two distinct periods in his writing. Five of his six early works are regarded as classic thrillers. He created the 1960 American detective TV series Checkmate. Ambler's best-known works are probably The Mask of Dimitrios (1939), which was made into a film in 1944, and The Light of Day (1962), filmed in 1964 as Topkapi. Other classic movies based on his work include Journey into Fear (1943), starring Joseph Cotten, and an original screenplay, The October Man (1947).
Panama Canal Zone: Panama Canal Information Office, 1964. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. vi, 122 pages. Illustrations., Ink notation on fep. DJ has some wear and soiling. The publication date of this book is August 15, 1964. On this date the SS "Christobal" set sale at Cristobal, Canal Zone, on a very special journey. Its reenactment of the first transit of the Canal, 50 years after the SS "Ancon" formally opened the waterway, has significance for trading nations of the world, large and small. This historic event marked a moment when thousand of people glanced back to remember the courage of those who built the Panama Canal. With this journey from the Atlantic to the Pacific ocean, the Panama Canal began its second half century at the crossroads of world commerce. This volume differs from other books on the subject in two major aspects. First, it has adopted a dramatic approach, using photograph to carry much of the story line. Thousands of photographs in the Panama Canal Company archives were carefully screened. The second way in which this 50th Anniversary volume is unique is in its broad view of the subject. The narrative begins with the first ideas on construction of a canal and developed the efforts of the French to build it. the story of the American success follows. But the story of this project would be incomplete without the inclusion of the Canal operation today, its leaders and workers and its major facilities. Therefore, its operations and the vitality of that operation are important parts of the book.
Secaucus, NY: The Wellfleet Press, 1987. Reprint edition. Presumed First Edition, First printing this publisher. Hardcover. The format is approximately 9.125 inches by 12.25 inches. 319,  pages. Illustrations (includes color plates). Bibliography. Index. Ink notation on fep. DJ has wear, small tears and soiling. A visual survey of all forms of propaganda used by Allied and Axis powers immediately before and during World War II. Contents include Foreword by Victor Margolin; The Propagation of the Reich, 1933-1945; Mussolini's New Rome, 1922-1945; Britain Improvises, 1936-1945; United States: Isolation and Intervention, 1932-1945; Rule and Resistance in "The New Order," 1936-1945; The Soviet Union: Propaganda for Peace, 1917-1945; The Rise and Fall of Japan, 1931-1945; Afterword by Daniel Lerner; Essay and Filmography by William Murphy;, and Notes on Color Plates by Victor Margolin. Victor Margolin (1941–2019) was an American design historian, researcher and educator. He was a Professor of design history at the University of Illinois, Chicago, where he taught from 1982 until 2006. Margolin published widely and was the founding editor and co-editor of the academic design journal, Design Issues. A major work was his comprehensive World History of Design. In 1972, he published his first two books on design history and design theory, American Poster Renaissance: The Great Age of Poster Design, 1890-1900 (1975) and the edited volume, Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion, WWII (1976). Margolin began teaching art and design history in 1982 at the School of Art and Art History, University of Illinois, Chicago, where he was the first design historian they had hired, and taught there until retiring in 2006.
Bath, England, United Kingdom: Parragon Publishing, 2004. Presumed First printing this edition. Hardcover. THe format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11 inches. 384 pages. Decorative binding. No dust jacket present. Illustrations (Many in color). Index. This is a large and heavy book that if sent outside of the United States would require additional shipping charges. Over 650 Entries from 1914 to the date of publication. Robert Jackson (b. 1941) is a prolific author of military and aviation history, having become a full time writer in 1969. As an active serviceman in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve he flew a wide range of aircraft, ranging from jets to gliders. Contains over 700 photographs and full-color artworks. Featured aircraft include: Avro Lancaster Boeing B-52 Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk De Havilland Mosquito Douglas SBD Dauntless English Electric Lightning Focke-Wulf FW 190 Gloster Meteor Junkers JU-87 Stuka Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet MiG-29 Fulcrum North American P-51 Mustang Republic F-84 Thunderjet Supermarine Spitfire. Every entry gives the design and development history and brief service record of the type, alongside a full specification table. Over 600 of the aircraft features are illustrated with color or black and white photographs, and a number are also illustrated with full-color artworks.
Kansas City, MO: Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2010. Second Edition [stated] Presumed first printing thus. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8.875 inches by 11.25 inches. 134,  pages. Illustrations (some with color). Map. Tabular Data. Appendices (include Combat Chronology, Casualties, and a Reading List). The contents were compiled from VFW Magazine's Korean War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Series. The Korean War was fought between North Korea and South Korea from 1950 to 1953. The war began on 25 June 1950 when North Korea invaded South Korea following years of hostilities between the two countries. North Korea was supported by China and the Soviet Union while South Korea was supported by the United States and allied countries. The fighting ended with an armistice on 27 July 1953. The Korean War was a major conflict of the Cold War and among the most destructive conflicts of the modern era, with approximately 3 million war fatalities and a larger proportional civilian death toll than World War II or the Vietnam War. It resulted in the destruction of virtually all of Korea's major cities, with thousands of massacres committed by both sides—including the mass killing of tens of thousands of suspected communists by the South Korean government, and the torture and starvation of prisoners of war by the North Koreans. North Korea became among the most heavily bombed countries in history. Over the course of the war 1.5 million North Koreans are estimated to have fled North Korea.
New York: Abradale Press, Harry N. Abrams, Inc, 1982. English Language Reprint Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 9.75 inches by 12 inches. 349,  pages. Illustrations (606, including 36 plates in full color). DJ is worn, torn, soiled and chipped. This is a large and very heavy book and if sent outside of the United States will require additional shipping charges. All of the more than four hundred and fifty prints made by the popular graphic artist are reproduced and thoroughly discussed in an annotated study of Escher's unique visual exploration of time and space. Contents include Biographical Chronology, Escher Senior, Early Life, Italy and Spain, Rome, Switzerland and Belgium, Back in Holland, Letter to Arthur, Crystallographers' Recognition, Voyage to Canada, The Final Years, The Vision of a Mathematician, The Regular Division of the Plane, Catalogue, Notes on the Illustrations. Concordance List of Colour Plates, Selected Bibliography, Index of Works Illustrated, and Index of Names.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1987. Presumed De Luxe version of First Edition, First printing. Leather bound. The format is approximately 9.25 inches by 11.75 inches. 484 pages. Decorative endpapers, Profusely illustrated (many color photographs). Bibliography. Index. Leather or leatherlike binding. No dust jacket present. Cover has minor corner rubbing, wear and soiling. Courtlandt Dixon Barnes Bryan (April 22, 1936 – December 15, 2009), better known as C. D. B. Bryan, was an American author and journalist. Bryan earned a Bachelor of Arts at Yale University in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army in South Korea (1958–1960). He was mobilized again (1961–1962) for the Berlin Crisis of 1961. He was an intelligence officer. Bryan sold his first short story to The New Yorker in 1961. His first novel, P. S. Wilkinson, won the Harper Prize in 1965. Bryan is best known for his non-fiction book Friendly Fire (1976). It began as an idea he sold to William Shawn for an article in The New Yorker, then grew into a series of articles, and then a book. It describes an Iowa farm family, Gene and Peg Mullen, and their reaction and change of heart after their son's accidental death by friendly fire in the Vietnam War. One of the real-life characters featured in the book was future Operation Desert Storm commander H. Norman Schwarzkopf. It was made into an Emmy-winning 1979 television movie of the same name, for which he shared a Peabody Award. It's also been cited in professional military studies.
Washington DC: Brassey's, 2000. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.25 inches. xi, , 145,  pages. Illustrations. Maps, Chronology. Selected Bibliography. Index. DJ has minor wear and soiling. Rear end paper has a corner creased. Donald M. Goldstein is a retired United States Air Force officer, professor emeritus of public and international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, where he taught for thirty-five years, a winner of two Peabody Awards, and author of many books. He has also taught at the Air Force Academy, the Air War College, the Air Command and Staff College, the University of Tampa, and Troy State University. He is considered the leading authority on the Pearl Harbor attack. Harry J. Maihafer graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1949. As a platoon leader in the Korean War, Mr. Maihafer earned the Silver Star for bravery and the Purple Heart. He received his M.A. degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 1966. He retired from the Army in 1969. He later authored six books on military history.
Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1977. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 5.25 inches by 8.5 inches. xi, , 119,  pages. Footnotes. Glossary. Maps. Bibliography. Index . DJ is price clipped and in a plastic sleeve. DJ has some wear and soiling. Some edge soiling. Contents: 1). The contemporary setting. 2). The Rajput state. 3). The Rajput princes as imperial Mansabdars. 4). The Mansabdari system under Aurangzeb (1615-1678). 5). Marwar and Mewar on the eve of the Rajput rebellion. 6). The Rajput rebellion: Marwar and rhe Rathors. 7). Mewar and the Rathor rebellion. 8). The imperial phase of the Rajput rebellion: prince Abkar's revolt. 9). The aftermath of the rebellion: Mewar and Marwar. 10). Religion as factor in the Rajput rebellion. 11). Conclusion. A Rajput (from Sanskrit raja-putra, 'son of a king') is a member of one of the patrilineal clans of western, central, northern India and some parts of Pakistan. The Rajput rebellion began in 1708, due to the harsh treatment of the Rajput Rajas by the Mughal emperor. It erupted into a two-year rebellion that forced the Mughal emperor to sue for peace, give them gifts, and restore the Rajput holdings which had been annexed by the previous Mughal emperor Aurangzeb.
Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 1990. Limited Edition of 1000 copies. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11.25 inches. 128 pages. Sources Casualties, Medal of Honor, Three column format on most pages. No dust jacket present. Decorative front cover. Illustrated end papers (including map). Illustrations. Superior photos, maps, casualty list, military symbols, weapons glossary, and the roster of the 7th US Cavalry Association. Sources. This is the story of an ordeal sustained by the flesh and blood of United Nations soldiers, American Soldiers, Republic of Korea soldiers, and the innocent and defenseless refugees. , Edward Lee Daily was 17 when he met an Army recruiting sergeant with "medals plastered all over his chest," Mr. Daily wrote in a short memoir. Mr. Daily picked the cavalry. Mr. Daily wrote about becoming an expert marksman with the Seventh Cavalry Regiment. Military records show, Mr. Daily joined the Seventh Cavalry in 1951. Mr. Daily began focusing on Korea after a 1986 reunion of cavalry veterans. "If you guys will get me stories, I'll put them together and we'll put them in a book," Mr. Daily told attendees, Mr. Down said. At this and other reunions, the best stories emerged in the bar, and Mr. Daily had a knack for injecting himself into the conversation, veterans said. Mr. Daily was, without question, a linchpin in efforts to preserve and honor the memory of the Seventh Cavalry and served as its president in the early 1990's. In 1993, he attended a ceremony in South Dakota with members of the Lakota Sioux tribe to help make amends for the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee by the Cavalry.
New York: McGraw-Hill (An Aviation Week Book), 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8.75 inches by 11.5 inches. xiv, 187,  pages. Illustrations. Appendices (including Chronology and World Records). Index. This is one of the Walter J. Boyne Military Aircraft Series. Dennis R. Jenkins has worked as a NASA contractor for the past 33 years, mostly on the Space Shuttle program in a variety of engineering and management roles. He spent 5 years activating the Vandenberg Launch Site in California before the facility was closed following the Challenger accident. Returning to KSC, he supported the recovery of the Shuttle accident and a variety of special projects. During the late 1990s, he was the ground systems lead for the X-33 program. He spent 2003 on the staff of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, 2004 as staff to the President’s commission on the Future of Human Space Flight, and 2005 as the Verville Fellow at the National Air and Space Museum, after which, he returned to KSC. In 2010, he began participating in the Orbiters on Display Working Group that planned the delivery of the Space Shuttle orbiters to their display sites at the NASM; the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; the California Science Center; and the KSC Visitor Complex. (2011 Biography from NASA publication SP-2011-593. Walter J. Boyne (February 2, 1929 – January 9, 2020) was a United States Air Force officer, Command Pilot, combat veteran, aviation historian, and author of more than 50 books and over 1,000 magazine articles. He was a director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and a Chairman of the National Aeronautic Association.
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military/Aviation History, 1995. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 255,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (many in color). Appendices. Glossary. Index. As a result of the revival of the B-1 as the B-1B by the Reagan administration, and the selection of Boeing as the contractor for the avionics integration, based on his previous B-1 experience, Don Logan was made the Lead Editor of the Flight and Weapon Delivery manual written by Boeing. In addition to the B-1, he had also developed the Flight Manual for the E-8A JOINT Stars aircraft, and the Flight/Weapon Delivery manuals for the Boeing Navigation and Weapon Delivery Systems which was installed in the RF-4V and F-4E.
Atglen, PA: Schiffer Military History, 1998. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8.625 inches by 11.25 inches. 314,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations (many in color). Appendices. Inscribed by the author the the verso of the fep. Inscription reads To Gene Don Logan July 24, 1998. Don Logan as a result of the revival of the B-1 as the B-1B by the Reagan administration, and the selection of Boeing as the contractor for the avionics integration, based on his previous B-1 experience, Don Logan was made the Lead Editor of the Flight and Weapon Delivery manual written by Boeing. In addition to the B-1, he had also developed the Flight Manual for the E-8A JOINT Stars aircraft, and the Flight/Weapon Delivery manuals for the Boeing Navigation and Weapon Delivery Systems which was installed in the RF-4V and F-4E. He has become one of the notable and prolific aeronautical authors of work on modern high performance military aircraft and their supporting systems and armaments.
Atlanta, GA: Albert Love Enterprises, c1952. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. The format is approximately 9 inches by 12 inches. Dornbusch 411. Unpaginated. Endpaper map. Illustrations. Maps. Cover worn and soiled. Edges and corners rubbed. No dust jacket present. Large volume, somewhat shaken. If sent outside of the U. S. this would require additional shipping charges. Includes a section on the History of the First Team prior to Korea, going back to its precursor lineage units, its formal organization in 1921, and its spectacular achievements during World War II. After a substantial text and pictorial section on the combat operations and military activities the volume ends with information on The Division Patch, information on the Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1st Cavalry Division, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 7th Cavalry Regiment (of Custer fame and Garry Owen), 8th Cavalry Regiment; Headquarters and Headquarters Battery 1st Cavalry Division Artillery, 61st Field Artillery Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Battalion, 99th Field Artillery Battalion, 29th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 92d Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, 8th Engineer Combat Battalion, 13th Signal Company, 15th Quartermaster Company, 15th Medical Battalion, 15th Replacement Company, 16th Reconnaissance Company, 27th Ordnance Maintenance Company, 70th Heavy Tank Battalion, 71st Heavy Tank Battalion, 191st Counter-Intelligence Corps Detachment, 545th Military Police Company, and 1st Cavalry Division Band. This is followed by the Roster First Cavalry Division, which gives unit, name, street address and home town and state.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 6 inches by 4.25 inches. 192 pages. Illustrations (color). This is one of the National Audubon Society's Pocket Guides. Topics covered include How to Use This Guide, Birdwatching, Identifying Birds, How Birds Are Classified, Attracting Birds to Your Yard, Bird Conservation, and Appendices (including glossary and index). Wayne Petersen is director of the Massachusetts Important Bird Area (IBA) Program for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Throughout his career, Wayne has lectured extensively and conducted birding workshops across North America. His tour-leading experiences have taken him from arctic Canada to South America, Iceland, Africa, Madagascar, Antarctica, Australia, and New Zealand. Wayne is a New England Regional Editor for North American Birds, a founding member of the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee, and for twenty years has written an identification column for Bird Observer magazine. His other writing projects include authoring or coauthoring the National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Songbirds and Familiar Backyard Birds (East), Birds of Massachusetts, and Birds of New England; co-editing the Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas; and contributing to The Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life and Behavior, and Arctic Wings. Wayne is especially interested in seabirds and shorebirds, and he derives great satisfaction from sharing his knowledge of the natural world with others.
New York and Racine, WI: Golden Press and Western Publishing Company, Inc., 1964. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 4 inches by 6 inches. 160 pages. More than 450 subjects are illustrated in full-color photographs, drawings, and maps. Index. Illustrated covers have some wear and soiling. This is one of the Golden Nature Guides. Topics covered include the Rocky Mountains, Geologic story, Plants, Animal live, and What to See and Do. Herbert Spencer Zim (July 12, 1909 – December 5, 1994) was a naturalist, author, editor and educator known as the founder (1945) and editor-in-chief of the Golden Guides series of nature books. Zim took his degrees (B.S. biologia, M.S. biologia, Ph.D. botanica) at Columbia University. Zim wrote or edited more than one hundred books on science, and in a thirty-year career teaching introduced laboratory instruction into elementary school science. He is best known as the founder in 1945 (and, for twenty-five years, editor in chief) of the Golden Guides, pocket-size introductions to such subjects as fossils, zoology, microscopy, rocks and minerals, trees, wildflowers, dinosaurs, navigation and more. He was the sole or co-author for many of the books, which were valued for their clarity, accuracy and attractive presentation. Su Zan Noguchi Swain (1916-2010) became a scientific illustrator after she graduated with a degree in arts from the University of Colorado. Su Zan supported herself by writing and illustrating books on the natural world, illustrating more that twenty and designing charts and models.
New York: Golden Press, 1957. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. Format is approximately 4 inches by 6 inches. 160 pages. 400 Illustrations in cover. Index. Illustrated covers have some wear and soiling. This is one of the Golden Nature Guides. The topics covered include: Introduction, Seeing the Earth and its Rocks, Activities for Amateurs, Identifying Minerals, Metallic Minerals, Nonmetallic minerals, Gem minerals, Rock-forming minerals, Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks, Rocks in Daily Use, and More Information. Herbert Spencer Zim (July 12, 1909 – December 5, 1994) was a naturalist, author, editor and educator known as the founder (1945) and editor-in-chief of the Golden Guides series of nature books. Zim took his degrees (B.S. biologia, M.S. biologia, Ph.D. botanica) at Columbia University. Zim wrote or edited more than one hundred books on science, and in a thirty-year career teaching introduced laboratory instruction into elementary school science. He is best known as the founder in 1945 (and, for twenty-five years, editor in chief) of the Golden Guides, pocket-size introductions to such subjects as fossils, zoology, microscopy, rocks and minerals, trees, wildflowers, dinosaurs, navigation and more. He was the sole or co-author for many of the books, which were valued for their clarity, accuracy and attractive presentation—helped by the illustrations of Zim's friend Raymond Perlman. Paul R. Shaffer contributed to nature guides from Golden Guides and St. Martin's Press. Perlman was Professor Emeritus, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois at Urbana. His major projects included the illustrations in the Nature Guide Series.
Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada: Firefly Books, 2006. Fourth Printing [stated]. Trade paperback. The format is approximately 5 inches by 7.75 inches. 224 pages. Illustrations (many in color). Color Key. Classification. Maps of gem locations. Glossary. Useful Addresses. Index. Cover has some wear, soiling, and a corner crease. Cally Oldershaw is a gemologist and science educator. She is the author of several very widely held books about gems. Oldershaw is Liaison Officer for the Geological Society of London and an examiner for the Gemmological Association of Great Britain. She also wrote the multiple parts of the Geological society of London series of booklets, Earth in our hands, and many parts of the Series: Closer look at... series for children published by Copper Beech Books.
Wyszkow, Poland: BS Firma Wydawniczo-Handlowa. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. 40 pages. Illustrations. 2 black and white tri-fold illustrations (one for Kiji and one for Ardito, and on two panel (one side only) of both ships in color. All Plans of World Warships/Yellow Periscope Series No.5. Bibliography. The Ciclone class were a group of torpedo boats or destroyer escorts built for the Italian Navy which fought in the Second World War. They were modified, slightly heavier, versions of the previous Orsa class, with improved stability and heavier anti-submarine armament. These ships were built as part of the Italian war mobilization program and completed in 1942–43. All units were fitted with a sonar, and also torpedo launchers were present in the same quantity and placement for all units of the class. However, there were three different gun configurations in the class: Ghibli, Impavido, Impetuoso, Indomito were fitted with 3 single 100mm/47 guns, plus 4 dual 20mm/65 machine guns; Aliseo, Ardente, Ciclone, Fortunale, Groppo, Monsone, Tifone, Uragano with 2 single 100mm/47 guns and 8 × 20mm/65 machine guns; and Animoso, Ardito, Ardimentoso, Intrepido with 2 single 100mm/47 guns, while the central mounting was fitted with a quadruple 20mm/65 mounting, for a total of 12 AA machine guns.
Boston: YMAA Publication Center, 1999. First Printing [Stated]. Trade paperback. xv, , 140,  pages. Over 130 illustrations. Appendix A, B, and C. Index. Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming started his Kung Fu training at the age of fifteen under the Shaolin White Crane Master Cheng, Gin Gsao. In thirteen years of study (1961-1974) under Master Cheng, Dr. Yang became an expert in the White Crane style of Chinese martial arts, which includes both the use of bare hands and of various weapons such as saber, staff, spear, trident, two short rods, and many others. Dr. Yang has mastered the Taiji barehand sequence, pushing hands, the two-man fighting sequence, Taiji sword, Taiji saber, and Taiji Qigong. When Dr. Yang was eighteen years old he entered Tamkang College in Taipei Xian to study Physics and also began the study of traditional Shaolin Long Fist with Master Li, Mao-Ching at the Tamkang College Guoshu Club (1964-1968). He eventually became an assistant instructor. In 1971 he completed his M.S. degree in Physics at the National Taiwan University and then served in the Chinese Air Force of the Republic of China from 1971 to 1972. In the service, Dr. Yang taught Physics at the Junior Academy of the Chinese Air Force. After being honorably discharged in 1972, he returned to Tamkang College to teach Physics and resumed study under Master Li, Mao-Ching. From Master Li, Dr. Yang learned Northern style Kung Fu, which includes both barehand techniques, especially kicking, and numerous weapons. In 1974, Dr. Yang came to the United States to study Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. In 1978 he was awarded a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering by Purdue.
London: Arms and Armour Press, 1997. Later Edition. Hardcover. The format is approximately 8.5 inches by 11.75 inches. 160 pages. Illustrations. Bibliography. DJ has some marks/scratches at the front. George Forty OBE (10 September 1927 – 19 May 2016) was a British Army officer who was chief of staff of the Royal Armoured Corps gunnery school and later director of the Tank Museum, and also author of many books on warfare. Forty was educated at Queen's College, Oxford University. He joined the British Army in 1945, and was part of the first post-war class commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1948. He served in the British Army of the Rhine in the 1st Royal Tank Regiment, in Korea, where he was wounded in the Third Battle of the Hook in May 1953, and in Aden, the Persian Gulf and Borneo in command of an armoured reconnaissance squadron. After attending the Staff College in 1959, he held appointments at the Army Air Corps Centre and the Royal Armoured Corps Tactical, Signals and Gunnery Schools before retiring in 1971. Forty published more than 70 books with a focus on armoured warfare and also on wartime in Dorset. From 1981 until his retirement in 1993 he served as the curator (director) of the Tank Museum. He modernized and greatly expanded it, becoming known as the "father of the Tank Museum". Forty was elected a Fellow of the Museums Association and in 1994 was appointed an OBE.
New York: Greenberg, 1951. Second printing [stated]. Hardcover. xii, 273,  pages. Illustrations. Tabular data/statistics. Ex-library with the usual markings. Some board weakness noted. Ink notation on fep. DJ is in a plastic sleeve taped to boards. Foreword by Bill Corum. George Edward Arcaro (February 19, 1916 – November 14, 1997), was an American Thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame jockey who won more American classic races than any other jockey in history and is the only rider to have won the U.S. Triple Crown twice. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest jockeys in the history of American Thoroughbred horse racing. Arcaro was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of an impoverished taxi driver. His parents, Pasquale and Josephine, were Italian immigrants and his father held a number of jobs, including taxi driver and operator of an illegal liquor enterprise during Prohibition. Arcaro was born prematurely, and weighed just three pounds at birth; because of this, he was smaller than his classmates and was rejected when he tried out for a spot on a baseball team. His full height would reach just five-foot, two inches. Eventually nicknamed "Banana Nose" by his confreres, Arcaro won his first race in 1932 at the Agua Caliente racetrack in Tijuana, Mexico; he was 16 years old. In 1934, the inaugural year of Narragansett Park, Arcaro was a comparative unknown who rode many of his early career races at 'Gansett. Martene "Bill" Corum" (July 20, 1895 – December 16, 1958) was a sports columnist, a radio and television sportscaster, and he served as president of Churchill Downs for nine years, and is widely credited for coining the term "Run for the Roses"
Washington DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 1965. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. ix, , 137,  pages. Scarce copy of Jameson's Festschrift, with a panoply of academic historians, librarians, geographers, and scholars of the 20th Century. A Chronicle of John Franklin Jameson's Life. Bibliography. Among the topics covered are American Religious History, Doctoral Dissertations in History, The National Historical Publications Commission, Scholar, The Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, The Dictionary of American Biography, The National Archives, and Dr. Jameson as Editor (and otherwise). Among the contributors are. Allan Nevin, David C. Mearns. Boyd Shafer, Fred Shelly, John K. Wright, Verner Clapp, Waldo Gifford Leland and Dumas Malone.