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Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1982. Second Revised Edition. Hardcover. xxxv, , 941,  pages. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrations. Parts of DJ pasted to end papers. Cover has some wear and soiling. This revised edition has added 310 additional biographies. Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University. He was known for his works of science fiction and popular science. Asimov was a prolific writer who wrote or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. His books have been published in 9 of the 10 major categories of the Dewey Decimal Classification.
New York: Sterling, 2012. First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. , 263,  pages. Frontis Illustration. Illustrations. A TR Timeline. Bibliography. Lessons Index. Index. DJ has slight wear and soiling. Alan Axelrod, Ph.D., (born 1952) is a prolific author of history, business and management books. As of October 2018, he had written more than 150 books, as noted in an online introduction by Lynn Ware Peek before an interview with Axelrod on the National Public Radio station KPCW. Axelrod resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Axelrod received his doctorate in English from the University of Iowa in 1979, specializing in the literature and culture of colonial America and the early republic of the United States. He has taught at Lake Forest College and Furman University, worked as a publishing executive, and has been a consultant to historical museums, cultural institutions, television's Civil War Journal, the WB Network, and the Discovery Channel.
New York: Random House Reference Pub. 2000. First Edition. First Printing. 128, illus., index, usual library markings, DJ in plastic sleeve, DJ pasted to boards "Scientific American" presents over 60 inventions developed by NASA for use in space and shows how they are used every day on Earth. Vividly designed spreads and clear diagrams explain how each works. Organized by subject, with cross-references.
Livermore, CA: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 2008. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Periodical. 24 cm, 24 pages. Wraps. Illustrations (some in color). 2008 Index. Mailing information printed on rear cover, stamp over mailing information. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is an American federal research facility in Livermore, California, United States, founded by the University of California in 1952. A Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC), it is primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and managed and operated by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC. In 2012, the laboratory had the synthetic chemical element livermorium named after it. LLNL was established in 1952 as the University of California Radiation Laboratory at Livermore, an offshoot of the existing UC Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley. It was intended to spur innovation and provide competition to the nuclear weapon design laboratory at Los Alamos in New Mexico, that developed the first atomic weapons. Edward Teller and Ernest Lawrence, director of the Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley, are regarded as the co-founders of the Livermore facility. Lawrence tapped 32-year-old Herbert York, to run Livermore. Under York, the Lab had four main programs: Project Sherwood (the Magnetic Fusion Program), Project Whitney (the weapons design program), diagnostic weapon experiments, and a basic physics program. York and the new lab embraced the Lawrence "big science" approach, tackling challenging projects with physicists, chemists, engineers, and computational scientists working together in multidisciplinary teams.
New York: The Rockefeller Foundation, 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 196 pages. Map. Illustrations (many in color). Index. Format is approximately 7.5 inches by 9 inches. This is one of the Rockefeller Foundation Centennial Series, Innovation for the Next 100 Years. Published in association with Vantage Point Historical Services, Inc. Preface from Dr. Judith Rodin. Forward by Prawase Wasi.
San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2013. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. xii, 223,  pages. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed by Eric Bing to Cokie Roberts on the half title page. Signature reads: 7/8/2013 Dear Cokie: Thank you for all that you continue to do to help children and those who love them--us all! Eric. Eric G. Bing, is a professor of global health in the Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development and in the Department of Anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at SMU. Before joining the Bush Institute in 2011, Bing was an endowed professor of global health for nearly 20 years at the Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles. He has developed and managed global health programs in Africa, Central America and the Caribbean, including HIV prevention, care and treatment programs in Rwanda, Angola, Nigeria, Namibia, Belize and Jamaica.
La Grange Park, IL: American Nuclear Society Scientific Publications, 2013. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xxix, , 280,  pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Signed with sentiment and dated by compiler on the half-title page. Statement reads Nov. 14, 2018 "Everything in the world is done by and through people" HGR Paul; E. Cantonwine. The compiler has 20 years of experience working on nuclear fuel issues from cradle to grave - including the development, licensing and implementation of new fuel technology. With a Ph.D. In Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Virginia, his technical skills are in Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Statistical Data Analysis, Statistical Modeling, and Failure Analysis. Besides his over 25 published papers, Cantonwine published a collection of Admiral Rickover’s essays in the book “The Never-Ending Challenge of Engineering. This book is a practical and philosophical look at the principles used by engineers and leaders from the perspective of Admiral Hyman George Rickover - one of America's greatest engineers. Admiral Rickover is an icon in the history of nuclear power, and one of his greatest contributions was to develop nuclear power technology to meet much higher safety and quality standards than past technological developments. The record of safety in his nuclear navy and in the US commercial nuclear industry is unique in the history of power technology, and thus the thoughts of the man most responsible for how nuclear power technology was developed in the United States should be of interest to all engineers and leaders working in a technical field-especially ones where customer/public safety and quality are paramount.
New York: Twelve, 2007. First Edition [Stated], First Printing [Stated]. Hardcover. ciii, , 336,  pages. Bibliography. Index. Minor scuff inside back cover. Inscribed on the half-title page by Vaitheeswaran. Inscription reads To Shirley--Thank you for all of your wise advice over the years--and here's for a brighter future for all! Best, Vijay. The contents include: Introduction: The Great Awakening--Oil is the problem; cars are the solution; Part I--Highway Robbery; Chapter One: The Terrible Twins; Chapter two--Down and Out in Detroit; Chapter Three: Big Oil in Big Trouble; Part II--Can Dinosaurs Dance?; Chapter Four: The Parable of the Prius; Chapter Five: The Axis of Oil; Chapter Six--The Slumbering Giant Awakes; Part III: Manifold Destiny; Chapter Seven: Crouching Tiger, Leaping Dragon; Chapter Eight: The Juice and the Jalopy; Chapter Nine: A Call to Arms. Also contains Bibliography and Index. Writer and editor Iain Carson lives and works in London, England, where he is an industry editor for the Economist. He writes primarily about the airline, general transportation, and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining the staff at the Economist, Carson worked as both a reporter and as a news anchor for BBC Television, and for Channel Four. His first book, Zoom: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future, which he wrote with Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran, was a finalist for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award.