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From: Kareni (
Subject:         Science/Math: Jacobs' Alg, TT Alg, Chalk Dust SAT, Bridge Math, Way We Work, Way Life Works, Tiner, more
Date: November 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm PST

I have other ads on the preK-2 and 3-6 boards; feel free to combine for free books which can be seen in my History ad.
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The Way We Work: Getting to Know the Amazing Human Body by David Macaulay

"From School Library Journal

Starred Review. Grade 6 Up—An ambitious undertaking even for Macaulay, this volume tackles the human body in the author's usual style. Divided into seven sections that connect related systems, the book covers cellular structure at the atomic scale, DNA, and metabolism; respiration and circulation; digestion and elimination; the nervous and endocrine systems; the immune system and fighting infections; the skeleton, musculature, and movement; and reproduction. Macaulay combines a detailed description with frequently whimsical, yet very informative, color diagrams to illustrate the body's functions. At times challenging due to the nature of the topic (e.g., cellular chemistry, nerve impulses), the text incorporates the same subtle humor found in the artwork to enhance the book's appeal without sacrificing its utility. As Macaulay shies away from no topic in his frank, scientific discussions, the result is a very complete description of the "mechanical" aspect of human anatomy that is at once enlightening, entertaining, and a visual delight.—Jeffrey A. French, formerly at Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library, Willowick, OH
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc."

Large hardback, ex-lib, very good condition. Retails for $35.00; asking for $15.00ppd (within the continental US only).
The Way Life Works: The Science Lover's Illustrated Guide to How Life Grows, Develops, Reproduces, and Gets Along by Hoagland and Dodson

From Amazon: "... is what happens when a biologist and artist share an interest in life from bacteria to humans, and collaborate on taking their knowledge public. The result is a most magnificent science book, devoted to the wonder and unity of the natural world. The chapters start with Patterns and Energy, continue with Information, Machinery, Feedback, and Community, and end with Evolution. Each is superbly written, delightfully illustrated, and supremely informative.
Take the chapter on energy and its explanation of ATP, a.k.a. the conversion of light energy into chemical energy. The metaphor is dance, with an illustration showing electrons as jitterbuggers in the Chloroplast Ballroom. The text explains that

as the lights spin and the band breaks into "Sugar Jump," the dancers go wild. Suddenly a bystander inspired by a couple on the floor gets dancing feet. This in turn excites a second bystander to dance and before long a chain reaction takes place, each new dancer energizing the next bystander.

It's a brilliant start to a lucid explanation of a subject that plunges many a biology student into a panic, here made so readily accessible that readers, ages 10 to 100, can come away with a working mental model of the process. And so it goes for division of cells, DNA double helixes, fermentation, and the adaptation of genes. Hoagland and Dodson have succeeded in producing that most beauteous of reference books, the resource that makes you interested in what you had thought was dull as dishwater, then, once you're hooked, raises your understanding to a high standard of comprehension. It's a truly laudatory work of science and art. --Stephanie Gold"

Large paperback, ex-lib, several pages have highlighting, overall in very good condition. New this sold for $27.95; asking for $15.00ppd (within the US only).
King Solomon´s Ring by Konrad Z. Lorenz

"Solomon, the legend goes, had a magic ring which enabled him to speak to the animals in their own language. Konrad Lorenz was gifted with a similar power of understanding the animal world. He was that rare beast, a brilliant scientist who could write (and indeed draw) beautifully. He did more than any other person to establish and popularize the study of how animals behave, receiving a Nobel Prize for his work. King Solomon's Ring, the book which brought him worldwide recognition, is a delightful treasury of observations and insights into the lives of all sorts of creatures, from jackdaws and water-shrews to dogs, cats and even wolves. Charmingly illustrated by Lorenz himself, this book is a wonderfully written introduction to the world of our furred and feathered friends, a world which often provides an uncanny resemblance to our own."

Paperback, ex-lib, c. 1962, cover art by the Dillons, very good condition, asking for $8.00ppd (within the US only).
Exploring the World of Mathematics by John Hudson Tiner

"Numbers surround us. Just try to make it through a day without using any. It's impossible: telephone numbers, calendars, volume settings, shoe sizes, speed limits, weights, street numbers, microwave timers, TV channels, and the list goes on and on. The many advancements and branches of mathematics were developed through the centuries as people encountered problems and relied upon math to solve them. For instance:

What timely invention was tampered with by the Caesars and almost perfected by a pope?
Why did ten days vanish in September of 1752?
How did Queen Victoria shorten the Sunday sermons at chapel?
What important invention caused the world to be divided into time zones? ..."

Includes chapter questions and answers. Oversized paperback in very good condition; new this retails for $13.00. Asking for $7.00ppd (within the US only).
Saxon Math 76

Hardback, 2nd ed., no writing or marks inside, very good condition. This is the textbook only. Original cost $42.00. Asking for $15.00ppd (within the US only).
Saxon Math 87

Hardback, 1st ed., name and stamps inside, good or better condition. This is the textbook only. Original cost $42.00. Asking for $15.00ppd (within the US only). NOW $13.00ppd. NOW $9.00ppd.
Set of Elementary Algebra by Harold Jacobs

Hardback, ex-school library, a few check marks and some cover wear but overall in good condition. New this retails for $75.00.

plus A Teacher's Guide to Elementary Algebra by Harold Jacobs

Paperback, ex-school library, good condition. This book contains lesson plans plus answers to Exercises in Sets I, III and IV. Answers to Set II are in the textbook. Asking for $40.00ppd for the two book set (within the US only).
Teaching Textbook Algebra 1 by Greg and Shawn Sabouri

Complete set, 1st edition, ex-library, includes

Answer key and test bank
Lecture and Practice CDs
Solution CDs
Test Solutions CDs

Textbook has some cover wear and a few bent pages but overall in good to very good condition; other components in very good condition. Asking for $95.00ppd for the set (within the US only).
Chalk Dust SAT Math Review

Boxed set of seven DVDs in very good condition. New this retails for $130.00; asking for $80.00ppd (within the US only).
A-Plus Notes for SAT Math by Rong Yang

Large paperback, ex-lib, top edges of some pages have a slight wrinkle due to water exposure but overall book is in good condition with no writing. This sells new for $24.50; asking for $12.00ppd (within the US only).
Set of two: Bridge Math: Bringing Math and Science Together from Beginnings Publishing
Spiral bound Student Workbook plus paperback Teacher's Helper, both ex-lib, excellent condition, no writing in books. New this set sells for $30.00; asking for $17.00ppd (within the US only).
See my FREE book list for a copy of Hewitt's Conceptual Physical Science.
Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative by Edward Tufte

From an Amazon review: "Visual Explanations centers on dynamic data--information that changes over time. ... Visual Explanations is both intellectually stimulating and beautiful to behold. Tufte, a self-publisher, takes extraordinary pains with design and production. The book ranges through a variety of topics, including the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger (which could have been prevented, Tufte argues, by better information display on the part of the rocket's engineers), magic tricks, a cholera epidemic in 19th-century London, and the principle of using "the smallest effective difference" to display distinctions in data. Throughout, Tufte presents ideas with crystalline clarity and illustrates them in exquisitely rendered samples."

Hardback book in thick dust jacket. The jacket has slight damage but the book itself is in very good condition. It's a beautiful book that would fascinate math and graphic design fans. New this cost $45.00; asking for $18.00ppd (within the US).
These come from a non-smoking and no pet home. I would prefer to be paid by a money order (in which case I will ship immediately) but will also accept a personal check (in which case I will ship once your check clears). Sorry, but I do not take paypal. If you would like insurance, add an additional $1.75.

Feel free to email with questions. If you are serious about purchasing, please give your name and address in confirmation. Email me at kareni29@ (take out the space).

Thanks for looking.

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