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New and Improved: - Inventors and Inventions That Have Changed the Modern World

By: Baker, R.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, British Library: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 048468

ISBN: 0714103802

Condition: Very Good


Alphabetical list of significant patents with a separate name index and a chronological index, as well as the normal subject index - providing a fund of useful information for the reader in many cases supported by illustrations of the original specifications and drawings. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper. Slight tanning to page edges. 168 pages. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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Humphry Davy

By: King, Ronald

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, The Royal Institution: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 059179

Condition: Very Good


32 page, glossy, stapled booklet being a brief look at the life and work of the man who created the Davy Lamp which saved numerous lives in the mining industry. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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The Royal Institution

By: Martin, Thomas

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co: 1948

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 059147

Condition: Good


54 page booklet looking at the Institution described as a foundation 'for the promotion of science and the diffusion and extension of useful knowledge'. Good, clean copy with light shelfwear. Prompt dispatch. View more info

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Backroom Boys - the Secret return of the British Boffin

By: Spufford, Francis

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 2003

Seller ID: 041943

ISBN: 0571214967

Condition: Very Good


History of the amazing achievements of British engineers, who achieved big dreams with slender means - including keeping Concorde flying, conquering the mobile phone business, and saving the human genome. A very good clean hardback in dustwrapper. Includes a cutting from The Times being the obituary of the scientist William Pickering View more info

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Buried in Hampstead

By: Wade, Christopher

Price: £22.50

Publisher: London, Camden History Society: 2007

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 048142

ISBN: 0904491692

Condition: As New


Updated second edition of this book which gives an account of the remarkable assembly of local residents buried in the two graveyards of the parish church of St. John-at-Hampstead including national figures, painters and architects, writers and inventors, actors and film stars, a philosopher and a political leader. As new unread copy of this now hard-to-find title. . 96 pages. Illustrated with b/w photographs. View more info