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  • BORDEN, Mrs. John
    THE CRUISE OF THE NORTHERN LIGHT: Explorations and Hunting in the Alaskan and Siberian Arctic. In which the Sea-Scouts have a great adventure

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Macmillan, 1928. Octavo, black cloth gilt, endpaper maps. pp (2), (xvi), 317. Many photos in text. Yellowing to page edges; soft bumps to outer corners of covers; else a fine, bright & tight copy, no owner names, no flaking to the cover gilt. An expedition through the Bering Stait to Port Hope and Wrangel Island. Borden Field Museum 1927 Alaska Arctic Expedition, endorsed by the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. In search of brown bears, polar bears, walrus, and seals. AB 1978. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31428
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  • SCHMIDT, Oscar (1823-86)
    THE DOCTRINE OF DESCENT AND DARWINISM

    New York: Appleton, 1897. Octavo, publisher's half leather and marbled boards, top edges gilt. pp (x), 335, [3]. 26 woodcut illustrations in text. Spine a bit darkened but gilt lettering bright, two small tan spots to lower outer corner of front free endpaper; else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Eduard Oscar Schmidt was a German zoologist and psychologist who was an early proponent of Darwinism. 23x18x4 cm

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 41137
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  • Gould, Stephen Jay
    The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox: Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Harmony, 2003. Cloth & boards. pp xiv, 273. Illustrated. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47102
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  • Homer-Dixon, Thomas
    The Ingenuity Gap : How Can We Solve the Problems of the Future?

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Knopf Canada, 2000. pp (xii), 480. Index, notes, illustrations. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46256
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  • FAGAN, Brian M.
    The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Basic Books, 2004. pp (xx), 284. Notes, index. Remainder stripe to bottom page edges, else fine in fine jacket. Summary: Humanity evolved in an Ice Age in which glaciers covered much of the world. But starting about 15,000 years ago, temperatures began to climb. Civilization and all of recorded history occurred in this warm period, the era known as the Holocene-the long summer of the human species. In The Long Summer, Brian Fagan brings us the first detailed record of climate change during these 15,000 years of warming, and shows how this climate change gave rise to civilization. A thousand-year chill led people in the Near East to take up the cultivation of plant foods; a catastrophic…

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    New York: Basic Books, 2004. pp (xx), 284. Notes, index. Remainder stripe to bottom page edges, else fine in fine jacket. Summary: Humanity evolved in an Ice Age in which glaciers covered much of the world. But starting about 15,000 years ago, temperatures began to climb. Civilization and all of recorded history occurred in this warm period, the era known as the Holocene-the long summer of the human species. In The Long Summer, Brian Fagan brings us the first detailed record of climate change during these 15,000 years of warming, and shows how this climate change gave rise to civilization. A thousand-year chill led people in the Near East to take up the cultivation of plant foods; a catastrophic flood drove settlers to inhabit Europe; the drying of the Sahara forced its inhabitants to live along the banks of the Nile; and increased rainfall in East Africa provoked the bubonic plague. The Long Summer illuminates for the first time the centuries-long pattern of human adaptation to the demands and challenges of an ever-changing climate-challenges that are still with us today."

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46416
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  • MOODY, Ernest A. and Marshall Clagett, editors
    THE MEDIEVAL SCIENCE OF WEIGHTS (Scientia de Ponderibus): Treatises Ascribed to Euclid, Archimedes, Thabat Ibn Qurra, Jordanus de Nemore and Blasius of Parma

    Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1960. Second printing, with some corrections (first was in 1952) Dark blue cloth. pp x, 438. Index. English translations, Introductions, and notes by the editors. Fine copy. Dust jacket has rubbing to the spine, VG otherwise. Uncommon book.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48852
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  • THE MICROSCOPE: its history, construction, and applications. Being a familiar introduction to the use of the instrument and the study of microsopial science. Illustrated with upwards of five hundred engravings by HOGG, Jabez (1817-99)
    HOGG, Jabez (1817-99)
    THE MICROSCOPE: its history, construction, and applications. Being a familiar introduction to the use of the instrument and the study of microsopial science. Illustrated with upwards of five hundred engravings

    Edition: First edition.

    The Illustrated London Library / W.S. Orr, 1854. Octavo, original green pictorial cloth stamped in blind & gilt. pp xvi, 440, (8, ads) + frontispiece and illustrated half-title and 14 other plates. 169 figures in text. Illustrated half-title bears the London: Nathaniel Cooke, imprint. Spine very lightly sunned, with short cloth tears at top of joints neatly repaired; scattered minor foxing in text; smallish damp spot on rear cover; outer corners softly bumped; corner crease in the ads; else a near fine copy, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked. A very successful microscope classic, it was in its 15th edition in 1898.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36961
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  • Feldman, Burton
    The Nobel Prize: A History of Genius , Controversy and Prestige

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Arcade Publishing, 2000. pp (xiv), 489 + photos. Notes, prize list, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47184
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  • STRUIK, Dirk J.
    THE ORIGINS OF AMERICAN SCIENCE (New England)

    New York: Cameron Associates, 1957. Reprint of the 1948 first edition. Grey cloth. pp 430, index. Text paper and page edges yellowed, else fine. Thin jacket has small chips along to upper edges, spine lightly yellowed, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51109
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  • STEARNS, George
    THE PERICOSMIC THEORY of Physical Existence and its Sequel Preliminary to Cosmology and Philosophical Proper.

    Hudson, Massachusetts: Printed by Wood Brothers, for the Author, 1888. Original dark purplish cloth. pp x, (11)-338, [2]. Spine sunned to tan with some wear to tips; inner two inches of top rear cover have been gnawed away but not deeply; text paper lightly toned; one inch paper split to lower inner edge of front free endpaper and title leaf neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape; else a good, tight copy, text clean and unworn, no owner names. The author's crank cosmological theories. The theory "refutes certain assumptions of scientific speculation, as for example, that the luminiferous Ether is a species of Matter; that inertia, momentum, and gravity are inherent properties of Matter; that the Sun and other…

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    Hudson, Massachusetts: Printed by Wood Brothers, for the Author, 1888. Original dark purplish cloth. pp x, (11)-338, [2]. Spine sunned to tan with some wear to tips; inner two inches of top rear cover have been gnawed away but not deeply; text paper lightly toned; one inch paper split to lower inner edge of front free endpaper and title leaf neatly repaired with clear archival paper tape; else a good, tight copy, text clean and unworn, no owner names. The author's crank cosmological theories. The theory "refutes certain assumptions of scientific speculation, as for example, that the luminiferous Ether is a species of Matter; that inertia, momentum, and gravity are inherent properties of Matter; that the Sun and other solar orbs move in orbits; that the orbits of planets are ellipsoidal..." - preface.

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    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 8882
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  • THE STEREOGRAPHIC PROJECTION by SOHAN, F.W., S.J.
    SOHAN, F.W., S.J.
    THE STEREOGRAPHIC PROJECTION

    Edition: First edition.

    Brooklyn, New York: Chemical Publishing Company, 1941. Octavo, dark blue cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (x), 210, (2). Tables, index. Spine gilt lightly dulled, tidy ink name at front, yellowing to page edges; else a fine copy. Sohon was the Director, Seismological Observatory, Georgetown University. The book has importance in the advancement of machine vision and computers.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36943
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  • THE TELEPHONE by PREECE, William Henry and Julius Maier
    PREECE, William Henry and Julius Maier
    THE TELEPHONE

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Whittaker & Co. / George Bell & Sons, 1889. Octavo, dark blue cloth stamped in gilt, cream endpapers. pp xvi, 498, (1, ads), (1, blank), 32, ads + folding and mounted actual sepia photograph as frontispiece (switchboard at the Manchester Telephone Exchange), with tissue guard. 290 figures in text. Inside front cover has a nice bookplate of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, rubber stamped Withdrawn in the margin, Signet Library by hand in ink at top margin, bookseller's ticket (MacLachlan & Stewart, Edinburgh) at bottom; pencil owner name on front free endpaper; two damp spots on rear cover, one at upper margin of front cover; this is otherwise a near fine copy, clean and tight…

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    London: Whittaker & Co. / George Bell & Sons, 1889. Octavo, dark blue cloth stamped in gilt, cream endpapers. pp xvi, 498, (1, ads), (1, blank), 32, ads + folding and mounted actual sepia photograph as frontispiece (switchboard at the Manchester Telephone Exchange), with tissue guard. 290 figures in text. Inside front cover has a nice bookplate of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, rubber stamped Withdrawn in the margin, Signet Library by hand in ink at top margin, bookseller's ticket (MacLachlan & Stewart, Edinburgh) at bottom; pencil owner name on front free endpaper; two damp spots on rear cover, one at upper margin of front cover; this is otherwise a near fine copy, clean and tight in the binding, cover gilt bright. Preece (1834-1913) was a Welsh civil and electrical engineer who studied under Michael Faraday and who (in 1892) became Engineer-in-Chief of the British General Post Office. In 1889 he succeeded in transmitting Morse code radio signals over a distance of about a mile. Having developed a wireless telegraphy and telephony suystem in 1892, he developed a telephone system and implemented it in England. A nice copy of a scarce early telephone book.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36946
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  • THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE, Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy R.N., During the Years 1832 to 1836.... by DARWIN, Charles
    DARWIN, Charles
    THE ZOOLOGY OF THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE, Under the Command of Captain Fitzroy R.N., During the Years 1832 to 1836....

    London: Royal Geographical Society / C.I.L, 1994. Title page continues: "Part I. Fossil Mammalia: By Richard Owen; Part II Mammalia by George R. Waterhouse; Part III. Birds by John Gould; Fish by The Rev. Leonard Jenyns". Facsimile edition. No. 926 of a Limited Edition of 1000 signed by Dr John Hemming. Four volumes, quarto. Bound in half tan calf leather decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, spines with raised bands, bound-in ribbon markers. Enclosed in a wooden reading box, with inlay to ends, attached hinged reading stand/lectern, velveteen base. Contents: Vol.I. Fossil Mammalia. (Robert Owen, 1840) iv + iv + 111 pp. +large folding plate + 32 b/w plates. Vol.II. Mammalia. (George Waterhouse, 1839) 97 pp. + 32 coloured plates,…

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    London: Royal Geographical Society / C.I.L, 1994. Title page continues: "Part I. Fossil Mammalia: By Richard Owen; Part II Mammalia by George R. Waterhouse; Part III. Birds by John Gould; Fish by The Rev. Leonard Jenyns". Facsimile edition. No. 926 of a Limited Edition of 1000 signed by Dr John Hemming. Four volumes, quarto. Bound in half tan calf leather decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers, spines with raised bands, bound-in ribbon markers. Enclosed in a wooden reading box, with inlay to ends, attached hinged reading stand/lectern, velveteen base. Contents: Vol.I. Fossil Mammalia. (Robert Owen, 1840) iv + iv + 111 pp. +large folding plate + 32 b/w plates. Vol.II. Mammalia. (George Waterhouse, 1839) 97 pp. + 32 coloured plates, and 3 b/w plates. Vol.III. Birds. (John Gould, 1841) 156 pp. + [8] index + 50 coloured plates. Vol.IV. Fish (Leonard Jenyns, 1842) xv + [1] + 172 pp. + 29 monochrome plates. Together with Reptillia (Thomas Bell) vi + 51 pp. + 20 plates. (originally published in parts and in book form between 1838 and 1843). Fine condition. Note: heavy parcel, extra postage will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hard Cover

    Book ID: 44444
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  • Fraser, J. T.
    Time: The Familiar Stranger

    Edition: First printing

    Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 1987. White cloth. pp (xiv), 389. Index, illustrations. Fine in very nearly fine jacket, no owner marks.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47374
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  • TRANSACTIONS OF THE CANADIAN INSTITUTE Volume VI. Semi-Centennial Memorial Volume 1849-1899

    Toronto: The Institute, 1899. Quarto, original blue cloth spine gilt lettered and cream sides. (xvi), 660 pp + frontispiece portrait of Sir William Edmond Logan, first President of the Canadian Institute + colour and b&w plates, map. Illustrations in text. Spine very lightly sunned; foxing spots to sides; text paper toned; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Contains "The Early Days if the Canadian Institute" by Sir Sanford Fleming, "The Iroquois Beach" by A.P. Coleman, "The Geological History of Lake Superior" by Robert Bell, "The Origin of Gender" by A.J. Bell, "On the Classifications of the Déné Tribes" by A.G. Morice, "The Use and Abuse" of Philology" by A.G. Morice, "Decipherment of the Hieroglyphic…

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    Toronto: The Institute, 1899. Quarto, original blue cloth spine gilt lettered and cream sides. (xvi), 660 pp + frontispiece portrait of Sir William Edmond Logan, first President of the Canadian Institute + colour and b&w plates, map. Illustrations in text. Spine very lightly sunned; foxing spots to sides; text paper toned; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Contains "The Early Days if the Canadian Institute" by Sir Sanford Fleming, "The Iroquois Beach" by A.P. Coleman, "The Geological History of Lake Superior" by Robert Bell, "The Origin of Gender" by A.J. Bell, "On the Classifications of the Déné Tribes" by A.G. Morice, "The Use and Abuse" of Philology" by A.G. Morice, "Decipherment of the Hieroglyphic Inscriptions of Central America", a long section by John Campbell, "The Oldest Written Records of the League of the Iroquois" by John Campbell, "Famous Algonquins: Algic Legends" by James Cleland Hamilton, "The Magnetic Influence of the Sun on the Eart and on Comets" by Arthur Harvey, "The Contest for the Command of Lake Erie in 1812-1813" by Ernest Cruikshank, "The Mesenterial Filaments in Zoanthus Sociatus (Ellis)" by J. Playfair McMurrich, "On the Structure of Micro-Chemistry and Development of Nerve Cells, with Special Reference to their Nuclein Compounds" by F.H. Scott, "On the Cytology of Non-Nucleated Organisms" by A.R. Macallum, "The Anatomy of the Orang Outang (Simia Satyrus)" by A. Primrose, "The Morphology of the Central Cylinder in the Angiosperms" by Edward C. Jeffrey, and "New Species of Canadian Fungi" by J.B. Ellis and John Dearness. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44698
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  • WILLIAMS, (Robert R[unnels]. and Tom D. Spiers).
    VITAMIN B1 (Thiamin) and Its Use in Medicine.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Macmillan, 1938. Black cloth. [2], xvi, 411, [3] pp. Slight cloth bubbling to front cover, light toning to text paper, else fine. Dust jacket is tanned, with small chips, short tears; good. INSCRIBED BY WILLIAMS "To Paul. In memory of much rice polish in our ears. Bob. Oct. 16, 1938". >>>> Robert R. Williams and his associates found the correct formula and synthesis for this vitamin in 1936. "In 1911 a young chemist at the Lister Institute in London named Dr. Casimir Funk crystall ized an amine substance from rice bran. He was sure this was the anti-beri-beri factor and dubbed it 'vitamine' for 'vital amine'. Though these crystals soon proved to have little antineuritic activity (it…

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    New York: Macmillan, 1938. Black cloth. [2], xvi, 411, [3] pp. Slight cloth bubbling to front cover, light toning to text paper, else fine. Dust jacket is tanned, with small chips, short tears; good. INSCRIBED BY WILLIAMS "To Paul. In memory of much rice polish in our ears. Bob. Oct. 16, 1938". >>>> Robert R. Williams and his associates found the correct formula and synthesis for this vitamin in 1936. "In 1911 a young chemist at the Lister Institute in London named Dr. Casimir Funk crystall ized an amine substance from rice bran. He was sure this was the anti-beri-beri factor and dubbed it 'vitamine' for 'vital amine'. Though these crystals soon proved to have little antineuritic activity (it is now believed Funk crystallized nicotin ic acid), the name stuck. About the same time U.S. Army Medical Officer Captain Edward B. Vedder became convinced by the work of Eijkman and Grijns and others that beri-beri was indeed caused by a nutritional deficiency. Vedder enlisted the help of Dr. Robert R. Williams of the Bureau of Science in Manila in isolating the anti-beri-beri factor.Though Williams worked diligently for over 25 years, often using his own money to fund the research, it was two Dutch chemists, Dr. B. C. P. Jansen a nd Dr. W. Donath, working in Eijkman's old laboratory, who finally crystallized vitamin B1 from rice bran in 1926. They named it aneurin for antineuritic vitamin. Unfortunately Jansen and Donath missed the sulfur atom, and their published incorrec t formula for aneurin caused confusion for several years. It was Williams who published the first correct formula and synthesis for the vitamin in 1936. The American Medical Association did not accept any of the names by which it was known (anti-be riberi factor, anti-beri-beri vitamin, antineuritic vitamin, vitamin B, vitamin B1, etc.) for inclusion in their New and Non-Official Remedies list. Without inclusion in the list Williams' compound could not be advertised in reputable medical journa ls.The AMA asked Williams to come up with a new name and he choose "thiamin". To reflect the vitamin's amine nature the American Chemical Society added an "e" and the name "thiamine" is now accepted." By 1934, Williams had worked out a way to extra ct about 1/3 ounce of the anti-beri-beri factor from a ton of rice polishings. I assume the inscribee is a researcher who worked with Dr. Williams - thus the rice polish reference in the inscription. In recognition for his work, Dr. Williams was awarded the Willard Gibbs Medal, the highest award of organized chemistry in America. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Book ID: 19263
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  • Sapp, Jan
    Where the Truth Lies: Franz Moewus and the Origins of Molecular Biology

    Cambridge University Press, 1990. Ocatvo, dark blue cloth. pp (xii), 340. A few photos in text. Fine copy without jacket, as issued.

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    Book ID: 33216
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  • X-RAYS. Translated by J.R. Clarke by BROGLIE, Maurice de (1875-1960)
    BROGLIE, Maurice de (1875-1960)
    X-RAYS. Translated by J.R. Clarke

    Edition: First edition in English

    London: Methuen, 1925. Octavo, light blue cloth. pp [2], (xiv), 203 pp + 7 plates and one folding table. 39 diagrams in text, Index. Band of yellowing to inner margins of free endpaper (from binding materials), short shallow bruise to upper inner corner of rear cover; spine very lightly darkened; else fine and fresh, no owner marks. Cream dust jacket lightly yellowed to spine and flap folds; tiny chips to spine ends; short shallow chip to upper inner corner of rear panel; else fine, flap price intact. "This book is intended to assist those who have not specialised in this branch of science, to make themselves familiar with modern X-ray physics. To this end a somewhat new treatment has…

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    London: Methuen, 1925. Octavo, light blue cloth. pp [2], (xiv), 203 pp + 7 plates and one folding table. 39 diagrams in text, Index. Band of yellowing to inner margins of free endpaper (from binding materials), short shallow bruise to upper inner corner of rear cover; spine very lightly darkened; else fine and fresh, no owner marks. Cream dust jacket lightly yellowed to spine and flap folds; tiny chips to spine ends; short shallow chip to upper inner corner of rear panel; else fine, flap price intact. "This book is intended to assist those who have not specialised in this branch of science, to make themselves familiar with modern X-ray physics. To this end a somewhat new treatment has been adopted. A well-illustrated chapter on X-ray spectographs increases the value of the work." - jacket. Maurice de Broglie was the elder brother of Louis de Broglie. They sometimes collaborated and co-authored a paper in 1921. Louis built on their shared research, but he was a theoretical physicist whereas Maurice was an experimental physicist. Louis was the first to postulate the wave-partical duality of matter, in 1924, and he won a Nobel Prize in 1929. Maurice did important work on in the study of X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy (he invented X-ray spectroscopy). In 1942 he assumed the Chair of Physics in the Collège de France and was elected to the Royal Society in London in 1940, having received their Hughes Medal in 1928 for his work on X-ray spectra. A superior copy of an important physics book.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41862
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