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A Moral Military, Axinn, Sidney
1 Axinn, Sidney A Moral Military
Temple University Press 1990 0877227802 / 9780877227809 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
; 0.75 x 9.25 x 6.25 Inches; 230 pages; Should a good soldier ever disobey a direct military order? Are there restrictions on how we fight a war? What is meant by 'military honor', and does it really affect the contemporary soldier? Is human dignity possible under battlefield conditions? Sidney Axinn considers these basic ethical questions within the context of the laws of warfare and answers 'yes' to each of these questions. In this study of the conduct of war, he examines actions that are honorable or dishonorable and provides the first full-length treatment of the military conventions from a philosophical point of view. Axinn gives a philosophical analysis of the 'Laws of Warfare' as found in the Hague and Geneva Conventions, which have been agreed to by almost every nation in the world. The aims of his study are to establish a basic twentieth-century framework for moral military action and to assist military personnel in analyzing their won professional ethic.Stating that moral reasoning is required by people in military uniform in a wide variety of situations, the author examines the question of the limits of military obedience. Axinn argues for the seriousness of the concept of military honor but limits honorable military activity by a strict interpretation of the notion of war crime. Major chapters deal with military honor, prisoners of war, spying, war crimes, the dirty-hands theory of command, nuclear weapons, terrorism, and covert operations. This philosophical study of the line between honorable and dishonorable military action cautions that in compliance with the war conventions professional military personnel and knowledgeable civilians must not lose their moral nerve nor abandon honor to satisfy immoral political requests. Author note: Sidney Axinn is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. 
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The Institutes of Thomsonism, Fonerden, William Henry Dr.
2 Fonerden, William Henry Dr. The Institutes of Thomsonism
Philadelphia, PA Office of the Botanic Sentinel 1837 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Original not a reprint or copy. Black cover worn. Spine mostly missing, and binding loose, but not seperated. Title page has hole from an eraser and former owners name in ink. This science originated with Dr. Samuel Thomson, thus Thomsonism. Contains sections on Physiology or The Theory of Life, Pathology or the Theory of Disease, Therapeutics, or the Science of Curing Disease. contents starting to yellow from age but clean and no underlining or highlighting. Very Rare. 
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A Stay Against Confusion  Essays On Faith And Fiction (Author Signed), Hansen, Ron
3 Hansen, Ron A Stay Against Confusion Essays On Faith And Fiction (Author Signed)
HarperCollins 2001 0060196661 / 9780060196660 First Edition; 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author on Title Page. Black mark on bottom of pages may be remainder mark. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. In the tradition of Flannery O'Connor and Andre Dubus, A Stay Against Confusion explores the role that religious belief and literature play in one writer's life. All creative writing is, in the words of Robert Frost, "a stay against confusion." It tries to find a harmony and order that we only fleetingly detect beneath the chaos of everyday life, and to point out motivations and causalities in what seem to be random and often meaningless acts. Religion has also functioned in this way for Ron Hansen, and it shares with literature both a reverence for mystery and the use of metaphor to communicate another order that we will never fully perceive or comprehend. In this rich and deeply felt collection of essays, Hansen talks about his novels, his childhood and family, and about such mentors as John Gardner. He explores prayer, stigmata, twentieth-century martyrs, and the Eucharist. A profile of his grandfather, a "tough-as-nails, brook-no-guff Colorado rancher," finds a place alongside a wonderfully informative portrait of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. A brilliant reading of a story by Leo Tolstoy follows an appreciation of the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. A surprisingly intimate book, A Stay Against Confusion brings together the literary and religious impulses that inform the life of one of our most gifted fiction writers.; 1.1 x 8.2 x 6 Inches; 288 pages; Signed by Author 
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4 Hecht, Charles E. Statistical Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory
Dover Publications 1998 0486404579 / 9780486404578 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Looks new.This direct, accessible approach starts with statistical mechanics, advancing to elementary statistical thermodynamics and the statistical thermodynamics of interacting systems (imperfect gases, liquids, liquid solutions) and solids. Kinetic theory, both of transport properties of gases and of dense phases, receives a through treatment, as do new concepts for treating equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical processes. Many examples, 230 end-of-chapter problems with solutions, helpful appendixes. ; 0.96 x 9.17 x 6.07 Inches; 496 pages; This direct, accessible approach starts with statistical mechanics, advancing to elementary statistical thermodynamics and the statistical thermodynamics of interacting systems (imperfect gases, liquids, liquid solutions) and solids. Kinetic theory, both of transport properties of gases and of dense phases, receives a through treatment, as do new concepts for treating equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical processes. Many examples, 230 end-of-chapter problems with solutions, helpful appendixes. 1990 edition.
 
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5 Homans, James E Self-propelled vehicles; A practical treatise on the theory, construction, operation, care and management of all forms of automobiles,
New York , NY T. Audel & Co 1907 Fifth Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with auto stamped on front. Fully inllustrated with cross sectional of Amercian 4 cylinder touring car. Fully indexed. Ads in back. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Illustrations; 598 pages 
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Self-propelled vehicles;  A practical treatise on the theory, construction, operation, care and management of all forms of automobiles,, Homans, James E
6 Homans, James E Self-propelled vehicles; A practical treatise on the theory, construction, operation, care and management of all forms of automobiles,
New York , NY T. Audel & Co 1907 Fifth Edition; Various Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Red cover with auto stamped on front. Fully inllustrated with cross sectional of Amercian 4 cylinder touring car. Fully indexed. Ads in back. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Illustrations; 598 pages 
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The Very Telling  Conversations with American Writers, Johnson, Sarah
7 Johnson, Sarah The Very Telling Conversations with American Writers
UPNE 2006 1584655275 / 9781584655275 Various Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
New never read. No dust as issued. Once again, Sarah Anne Johnson offers insightful interviews with some of today's most popular and accomplished writers. Steeped in a thorough knowledge of each writer's work, Johnson asks about a range of topics on the writing craft, nurturing fictional ideas, and the daily practice of writing. The authors offer insights and practical advice that will delight their fans and be cherished by aspiring writers. Michael Cunningham recalls how the structure of The Hours evolved as he wrote it. Edwidge Danticat honors the Haitian storytelling tradition she encountered in her childhood. And Jonathan Lethem reflects on working from inside and outside the literary establishment.

Johnson's interviews have been praised for her "thoughtful and knowledgeable questions" (Bloomsbury Review) that "provoke thoughtful responses from her subjects" (Publishers Weekly) and provide "an opportunity to participate in intimate and often illuminating dialog" (Library Journal). Her previous collection, Conversations with American Women Writers (UPNE, 2004), was described as "17 miniature instruction books on craft" by Publishers Weekly.

Other writers interviewed include Rick Moody; Donna Tartt; Myla Goldberg; Mary Gaitskill; Ha Jin; Bret Anthony Johnston; Edward P. Jones; Chang-rae Lee; Alice Mattison; Nancy Rawles; Marilynne Robinson; le thi diem thuy; and Mary Yukari Waters.; 9.10 X 6.10 X 0.80 inches; 224 pages 
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8 Jr., Charles S. Johnson & Lee G. Pedersen Problems and Solutions in Quantum Chemistry and Physics
Dover Publications 1987 048665236x / 9780486652368 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Looks new. unusually varied problems, with detailed solutions, plus 139 supplementary exercises, all covering quantum mechanics, wave mechanics, angular momentum, molecular spectroscopy, scattering theory and related subjects. "An excellent problem book ... I would highly recommend it as a required supplement to students taking their first quantum chemistry course. Journal of the American Chemical Society. ; 0.9 x 9.1 x 6.4 Inches; 430 pages; unusually varied problems, with detailed solutions, plus 139 supplementary exercises, all covering quantum mechanics, wave mechanics, angular momentum, molecular spectroscopy, scattering theory and related subjects. "An excellent problem book ... I would highly recommend it as a required supplement to students taking their first quantum chemistry course"—Journal of the American Chemical Society.
 
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9 Spencer, Frederick Augustus Morland The theory of Christ's ethics,
G. Allen & Unwin 1929 First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cloth cover shows wear at edges. Contents clean.; 252 pages 
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American Mercury: Nixon the man and his politics, Toledano, Ralph de
10 Toledano, Ralph de American Mercury: Nixon the man and his politics
New York , NY American Mercury Magazine 1959 First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Photo of Nixon on cover. Rare. May 1959 edition. The American Mercury was an American magazine published from 1924 to 1981. It was founded as the brainchild of H. L. Mencken and drama critic George Jean Nathan. The magazine featured writing by some of the most important writers in the United States through the 1920s and 1930s. After a change in ownership in the 1940s, the magazine attracted conservative writers. A second change in ownership a decade later turned the magazine into a virulently anti-Semitic publication. It was published monthly in New York City. The magazine went out of business in 1981, having spent the last 25 years of its existence in decline and controversy. In 1956, George Lincoln Rockwell was hired as a writer, and later became the founder of the American Nazi Party. In January 1959, Maguire published an American Mercury editorial supporting a theory that there was a Jewish conspiracy for world domination. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition.We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 12mo; 160 pages 
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Quantum Theory and Measurement, Wheeler, John Archibald &  Wojciech Hubert Zurek
11 Wheeler, John Archibald & Wojciech Hubert Zurek Quantum Theory and Measurement
Princeton Univ Pr 1984 0691083169 / 9780691083162 First Edition; Fifth Printing Paperback Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Bottom and top have been reinforced with clear tape and does not adversly affect book. Date written in front otherwise fine condition. Some say it is the best collection of papers on the subject. A must have reference. ; Princeton Series in Physics; 10.20 X 7 X 1.50 inches; 840 pages 
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Wilkinson's Botanico-medical practice In six parts, I .Allopathic System of Medicine; II Botanic System of Medical Practice.III.Practice of Botanic Medicine; IV Vegetable Materia Medica; V. Pharmacy, VI.Conception, Pregnancy and Diseases of Women, Wilkinson, G. E
12 Wilkinson, G. E Wilkinson's Botanico-medical practice In six parts, I .Allopathic System of Medicine; II Botanic System of Medical Practice.III.Practice of Botanic Medicine; IV Vegetable Materia Medica; V. Pharmacy, VI.Conception, Pregnancy and Diseases of Women
Cincinnati M. Swank 1845 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Rebound in full brown leather with marbled boards. Light foxing to pages otherwise clean and tight. Part I: An examination of the allopathic system of medicine, Part II: The Fundamental principles of the botanic system of medical practice, Part III: Theory and Practice of Botanic Medicine, Part IV: Vegetable Materia Medica, Part V: Pharmacy and includes formulas for Balsams, Bitters, Cordials, Drops, Extracts, infusions or teas, liniments, ointments,powders, plasters, pills, poultices, salves, syrups, tinctures, etc. and Part VI: Brief remarks on conception, pregnancy, and diseases peculiar to women and children. See John Haler's The People's Doctors and the American Botanical Movement. A pioneering American work on herbal medicine that is still referred to today. Scarce if not rare as other copies are in University Libraries. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages 
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The Religion of Nature Delineated, Wollaston, William
13 Wollaston, William The Religion of Nature Delineated
London B. Lintot, W.and J. Innys, J.Osborn, T Longman, J.Batley 1726 Second Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original leather on board binding is very worn and hinges cracking, but not seperated. Pages are clean and bright with very little browning due to age. Palmer was the printer and book sold by B. Lintott, W. and J. Innys, J. Osborn, J Batley, and T. Longman. There is a book plate inside front cover that says Chappel Woodhouse and there is an inscription in front from former owner. Woodhouse was Rev. John-Chappel Woodhouse, educated at Christ Church and he wrote and published Annotations on the Apocalypse in 1805. Wollaston (1660-1724) devoted his life to writing treatises on religious questions. The Religion of Nature Delineated upholds the intellectual theory of morality of which Samuel Clarke, Newtons disciple was the chief proponent. It has been documented that Benjamin Franklin set this work up for printing. It is the third edition of Wollaston's work. The first edition of 1722 was small, filled with uncorrected errors and sold without the authors knowledge or consent. In 1724 the printer Palmer reprinted the work with Wollastons corrections. It is said in his Auto-biography Franklin reports that he composed the second edition Lowndes has this from Franklin ? Franklin disagreed with Wollaston and wrote in response to Wollaston A Dissertation on Liberty and Necessity, Pleasure and Pain, which appeared in London in 1725, Scarce if not rare with this ownership history. ; 0 pages; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 
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