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In our catalog, we consider an item as “vintage” when it is 30 years or older. We’ve grouped our books and textbooks under this category based on their physical ages (i.e., dates of publication, not necessarily that of copyright). Some of these items may be considered collectible for any number of reasons, such as they are now out of print or they are first editions, while others may still hold value and usability today, such as math textbooks.

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  • Statistics Made Simple: A Comprehensive Course for Self-Study and Review (Paperback)

    Statistics Made Simple: A Comprehensive Course for Self-Study and Review (Paperback)

    $1.25

    "We can summarize these meanings of the word 'statistics': 1. The public meaning of facts and figures, graphs and charts. The word is plural when used in this sense. 2. The subject itself, with terminology, methodology, and body of knowledge of its own. The word is singular when used in this sense. 3. Quantities calculated from the sample data. The word is plural when used in this sense."—from Chapter 1 What is Statistics?

  • Schaum\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Outline Series: Theory and Problems of Advanced Mathematics for Engineers & Scientists (Paperback)

    Schaum's Outline Series: Theory and Problems of Advanced Mathematics for Engineers & Scientists (Paperback)

    $3.99

    "It is the purpose of this book to provide important advanced mathematical concepts and methods needed by engineers and scientists as well as mathematicians who are interested in the applications of their field."—M. R. Spiegel (from the Preface)

  • The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci: Leonardo da Vinci on Art and the Artist (Hardback)

    The Genius of Leonardo da Vinci: Leonardo da Vinci on Art and the Artist (Hardback)

    $4.49

    This is a compilation of the notes, writings and speeches of Leonardo da Vinci enhanced by segments from the writings of biographers and the author to show the many facets of one of the greatest men in history.

  • On Free Choice of the Will [by] Saint Augustine (Paperback)

    On Free Choice of the Will [by] Saint Augustine (Paperback)

    $1.99

    "As J. H. S. Burleigh has remarked in his recent study, we find in Augustine's De libero arbitrio 'a work which is the highwater mark of his philosophical writing.' Certainly Augustine continued to regard it highly as a medium for the expression of his ideas." — Anna S. Benjamin and L. H. Hackstaff, Translators in Translator's Introduction

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Volcano (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Volcano (Hardback)

    $3.95

    Did you know the loudest explosion in recorded history was not caused by a man-made bomb, but by a volcano in the South Pacific? Krakatoa in the straits of Java exploded August 27, 1883 destroying the island and killing more than 36,000 people in a blast that could be heard over 8,727 miles away in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the power of volcanoes in this wonderful volume.

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Underground Worlds (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Underground Worlds (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "Caves are the result of minute incremental etchings of a variety of natural processes that, over a period of many millennia, have hollowed cavities extending for scores of miles into the earth's interior."—from The Lure of the Abyss (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Restless Oceans (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Restless Oceans (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "The earth is misnamed, for it is more water than land. Seventy-two percent of the planet is covered by a briny mantle whose depth averages two and a quarter miles. And, though geographers speak of many separate seas and oceans, the watery realm is not actually partitioned by land masses; it is a single ocean in which the continents are islands rather than barriers."—from A Briny Mantle for the Earth (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Forest (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Forest (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "Across the planet, tens of thousands of different tree species have conquered almost every kind of climate and terrain."—from The Many Faces of the Forest (page 6) Learn more about these wonders of nature; their anatomy, their types and their beauty in this volume from the Planet Earth series

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Flood (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Flood (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "It is the simplest substance on earth, merely two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen. Early philosophers embraced it as the fundamental building block of the universe, the wellspring of life itself—and they were not far wrong. It bathes the world with countless forms: a spring spurting from a mountain side, the glass mirror of a still lake, a river gliding silently to the sea.
    But water—this beneficial liquid, so tranquil, soft and tractable—has a murderous Janus face as well.—from Florence's Ordeal by Flood (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Continents in Collision (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Continents in Collision (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "Mountains, the most spectacular issue of the geologic processes that shape the earth's crust, defied comprehension for centuries...As recent as 1962, the origin of mountains remained naggingly obscure, and some geologists despaired of soon finding an explanation:"—from Making Sense of Mountains (page 7)

  • Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Atmosphere (Hardback)

    Time-Life Books Planet Earth: Atmosphere (Hardback)

    $3.95

    "The sky presents an eternally unfolding spectacle. One moment puffs of cumulus clouds skitter across it; the next, a billowing thunderhead perhaps 10 miles high may loom over the horizon. The 19th Century British author John Ruskin described the aerial drama as 'almost human in its passions, almost spiritual in its tenderness, almost divine in its infinity.'"—from The Protean Sky (page 6)

  • The American Wilderness: Wild Alaska (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: Wild Alaska (Hardback)

    $1.50

    This book mostly addresses Alaska, but Siberia and portions of the Yukon Territory and British Columbia in Canada are also included. The cold wilderness takes up a sizable portion of the earth's surface, where "all but the southern coastal area has a mean annual temperature below freezing." — quote from "The Alaskan Experience" (page 33)

  • The American Wilderness: Urban Wilds (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: Urban Wilds (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "Though 'urban wilderness' would seem to be a contradiction in terms, many an American city has within or around its borders one or more natural enclaves that fully fit the description. New York, the ultimate metropolis, contains a wealth of such wild places." — from "Pockets of Wilderness in the Metropolis" (page 18)

  • The American Wilderness: The Southern Appalachians (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: The Southern Appalachians (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "The gently rolling, wooded Southern Appalachians are capped with the most richly varied deciduous forest in North America. The fertile groves, broad valleys and myriad streams offer congenial habitats to a remarkable diversity of plant and animal life." — from "Mountains of Understated Beauty" (page 19)

  • The American Wilderness: The Snake River Country (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: The Snake River Country (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "The Snake River country [spreads] over most of the state of Idaho and [includes] slices of Montana, Wyoming, Oregon and Washington. The great stretch of the U.S. wilderness contains nine million acres of mountains, deserts and forests—a remote domain where mountain ranges are twisted into mazes and where rivers run every way but east." — from "A Great River's Vast and Varied Domain" (page 19)

  • The American Wilderness: The Sierra Madre (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: The Sierra Madre (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "From the Big Bend country of Texas and the border of Arizona, the two great arms of Mexico's Sierra Madre—the Oriental on the east and the Occidental on the west—stretch down to Guadalajara and Mexico City, some 800 miles. Though pocketed with settlements, the two rough chains and the high desert basin between them encompass wilderness areas of extraordinary variety and grandeur." — from "The Rough Embrace of the Sierra Madre" (page 19)

  • The American Wilderness: The Ozarks (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: The Ozarks (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "Stretching from the forests of southern Missouri outside St. Louis through northern Arkansas to the Oklahoma plains near Tulsa, the 55,000 square miles of the Ozarks are bounded by five major rivers: the Mississippi, the Missouri, the Osage, the Neosho and the Arkansas. The Ozark highlands, the only extensive elevated area in the United States between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mountains, consist of low mountains and hills shaped by spring-fed streams and rivers cutting their way through the elevated bedrock." — from "An Enclave of Old Hills and Spring-fed Rivers" (page 19)

  • The American Wilderness: The Okefenokee Swamp (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: The Okefenokee Swamp (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "Compared to other United States wildernesses, the Okefenokee Swamp is a small place, covering 631 square miles mainly in southeastern Georgia, with a slight overlap into Florida. It is a fascinating realm that both confirms and contradicts popular notions of a swamp." — from "A Small, Enchanted Corner of the Old South" (page 19)

  • The American Wilderness: The North Woods (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: The North Woods (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "Lying about midway in the great coniferous forest belt that spans the North American continent from Labrador to Alaska, the north woods described in this book extend from northern Minnesota to embrace parts of four Canadian provinces as well as the Northwest Territories." — from "A Land of Woods and Water" (page 19)

  • The American Wilderness: Hawaii (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: Hawaii (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "Midway across the North Pacific, space, time, and life uniquely interlace a chain of islands named 'Hawaiian'....These small fragments of land appear offered to sky by water and pressed to earth by stars." ‐ Charles A. Lindbergh (page 20)

  • The American Wilderness: The Great Divide (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: The Great Divide (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "The Great Divide country explored in this book touches five states as it follows the continental watershed in its 1,700-mile course through the United States Rockies from northern New Mexico to the Canadian border." — from "Where a Continent's Waters Divide" (page 19)

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    The American Wilderness: The Cascades (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "The Cascade Range forms a mountain wall stretching more than 600 miles from Canada into Northern California." — from "A Forested Wall of Mountains" (page 18)

  • The American Wilderness: Caribbean Isles (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: Caribbean Isles (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "Embracing a warm and fecund sea, the islands of the Caribbean comprise two major groups, the Greater and Lesser Antilles. To the west lie Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. Curving like a shepherd's crook to the east are the smaller islands—some of them, such as Aves off Dominica, mere pinpoints in the sea." — from "A Green-clad Island Arc" (page 19)

  • The American Wilderness: Canyons and Mesas (Hardback)

    The American Wilderness: Canyons and Mesas (Hardback)

    $1.50

    "Seamed by arroyos and canyons, studded with the huge forms of mesas, buttes and towering pinnacles, the desolate but magnificant region described in this volume occupies approxminately 32,000 square miles at the center of the Colorado Plateau." — from "A Stony, Arid Land of Splendors" (page 19)

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