A Manager's guide to industrial robots.
Ohio, Corinthian Press, 1982. 1st edition. V.G. in dustwrapper, very worn around the edges. (Book ref. 958) £7.00
Automation: friend or foe?
London, Cambridge University Press, 1956. 1st edition. An early account of what was then a new process in business and industry, with 8 photograhic plates and a bibliography. V.G., no dustwrapper. (Book ref. 442) £5.00
Automation: what it is, how it works, who can use it.
London, Gollancz, 1958. 1st UK edition. A humorous look at what was then a new process in business and industry. Gollancz Primers for Our Time No. 2. V.G. in V.G. dustwrapper, not priceclipped. (Book ref. 438) £5.00
The Age of automation: the BBC Reith Lectures 1964.
London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1965. 1st edition. V.G. in dustwrapper, rather worn around the edges and priceclipped. (Book ref. 460) £5.00
Automation: its purpose and future.
London: The Scientific Book Club, n/d. Good++ blue cloth h/b with black lettering to spine; Goodish black/brown/white illus d/w with brown/white lettering, not pc, several small pieces missing. 13.5cms x 21.5cms, 191pp. B/w frontis of Charles Babbage; 8 b/w plates & 3 line diagrams. 13 chaps. Sl dusty page edges; clean, unmarked copy. Weight 338g. (Book ref. 2753) £5.00
Medical Electronics Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Medical Electronics Paris 24-27 June 1959
London: Iliffe & Sons Ltd, 1960. 1st. Cloth Hardback. Very Good +/Good. 8vo Papers are grouped under the following headings - Electrophysiological Techniques : Electroencephalography : Cardiology : Manometry and Flow Measurements : Acoustic Techniques : Automation in Medicine : Radiology and Isotopes : Chemical Instrumentation. A 10" by 6 1/4" tight crisp hardback of 614 pages including an index of contributors + 5 pages of advertisements. The dustwrapper has wear , some small pieces missing from the edges and has been supportively repaired The text is very clean other than an owner's name on the front enpaper.. (Book ref. 019011) £22.00
The Crisis We Face Automation and the Cold War.
New York: McGraw-Hill, 1960. 1st. Hard. Very Good/Good. 8vo "Are we stressing automation to an extent that threatens our survival? challenges the quality of our defence, & economic position...Need for more effective computers...probable effect of radioactivity from a hydrogen bomb burst on electronic systems......" A hardback book of 220 pages in a dust wrapper. (Book ref. 017635) £6.00
What Automation Does to Human Beings
London: The Scientific Book Club. 1st Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good+. 8vo Book of 'What will be the effect on Society of the great technologicl revolution now sweeping the world? After mechanisation, automation. After automation....?' Book of 184 pages including an index in VG condition. The dust wrapper design is signed Ces Smith has some edge wear else is VG. (Book ref. 004693) £10.00
High Throughput Bioanalytical Sample Preparation : Methods and Automation Strategies (Progress in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis Volume 5)
Netherlands: Elsevier, 2003. Hard Cover. Fine. 044451029X Pharmaceutical company library, unused, laminated, pictorial board hardcover. Lending record shows this book has never been borrowed. 610 pages, index, illustrated with charts, tables and diagrams. Focuses on high throughput techniques and describes how to automate these methodologies. A review of the literature is included for each chapter. Describes: high throughput sample preparation techniques: protein removal by precipitation; equilibrium dialysis and ultrafiltration; liquid-liquid extraction; solid-phase extraction; and various on-line techniques. Begins with the role of bioanalysis in pharmaceutical drug development. Several chapters discuss microplates, accessory products and automation devices. Strategies for efficient use of automation within a bioanalytical laboratory are also presented. Reviews protein precipitation, liquid-liquid extraction, solid-phase extraction and various on-line sample preparation approaches. Concludes with advances in sample preparation, such as solid-phase extraction in a card format and higher density extraction plates. The book describes modern bioanalytical sample preparation techniques, complete with detailed strategies. Contents as new, clean, tight and bright. A donation from the sale of this book, has been made to an Orphanage in Uganda. (Book ref. 16228) £130.00
Microelectronics, Automation and Employment in the Automobile Industry
New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1987. Hard Cover. Very Good/No DJ. 8vo 0471914843 Boards. 203pp Prepared for the International Labour Office. xix, 203 pages clean and tight. Edited by Susumu Watanabe, International Labour Office, Geneva. This volume of case studies reviews and assesses experience of microelectronics and automation in the automobile industry in eight countries (including the United States of America, Japan and Germany), identifies and fills gaps in our knowledge about the precise nature of the impact, both positive and negative, that new technologies are likely to have on employment. The main conclusion of the volume is that the belief in the 'enormously labour saving effects' of microelectronics is a myth, and that the effect of new technology has been largely confused with those of considerably intensified international competition and general rationalization programmes. The analysis of the interrelationship between work organization on the one hand and technology choice and its employment effects on the other, make the book both of interest and useful to practitioners and researchers in industrial economics, policy making, industrial relations and management. (Book ref. 129132) £19.95
Laboratory Instrumentation Series III : All Four Volumes Chromatography; Spectroscopy; Microscopy Environmental Analysis; Laboratory Automation Separation Techniques Chemical Laboratory Equipment.
International Scientific Communications, USA, 1981 First Edition. Binding: Softcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Includes Chromatography Series III Volume I; Spectroscopy Series III Volume II; Microscopy Environmental Analysis Series III Volume III; Laboratory Automation Separation Techniques Chemical Laboratory Equipment Series III Volume IV. 'These books all contain articles taken from past issues of American Laboratory and International Laboratory. These editorial contributions are compiled in book form so that scientists can conveniently refer to articles in their areas of interest.' Books - [SEE SCAN] - in Good card covers with light marking to the covers, some rubbing /wearing to the extreme ends of the spines and some creasing to the corners and spines, Chromatography has some surface loss and marking to the back cover and light marking to the other back covers. Contents, neat previous owner's name to the top edge of the free front end papers otherwise clean, bright and tightly bound. Size: 11 inches tall by 8.25 inches. 462, 384, 496, 510 pages. Illustrated profusely with black and white photographs and diagrams. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Over 3 kilos. Category: Science & Technology; Inventory No: 5935. (Book ref. 5935) £125.00
Managing the Productive Process
Morristown: General Learning Press, 1974. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/No Jacket, as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0382180208 (Book ref. 033715) £25.00
Automation: A Report on the Technical Trends and Their Impact on Management and Labour
London: HMSO, 1956. First Edition. Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall B001O9NX6E An important book on the development of early computers and factory automation. Scarce. Minor damp stain to rear pages. (Book ref. 033436) £25.00
Paris: Trade Union Research and Information Service, 1957. First Edition. Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall An important book on the development of early computers and factory automation. Scarce. (Book ref. 025841) £45.00
Three Case Studies in Automation
London: Political and Economic Planning, 1957. First Edition. Paperback. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall An important book on the development of early computers and factory automation. Scarce. (Book ref. 025840) £15.00
Anarchy: A Journal of Anarchist Ideas 49: Automation March 1965
London: Freedom Press, 1965. First Edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Anarchist Monthly. (Book ref. 012265) £20.00
Man and Automation..
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1957 8vo Card Covers 1st Edn. Illus. 286 pp. Browning. (Book ref. 34549) £6.00
Automation And Industrial Workers- A Fifteen Nation Study: Volume 1, Parts 1 & 2
Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1979. First Edition. Glossy Boards. Very Good/N/A. 7" x 10" 0080233392 (Book ref. 014890) £20.00
Encyclopedia of Industrial Automation
Harlow, Essex: Longman Scientific and Technical, 1988. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Illustrated laminated hard covers, 597pp, illustrated with figures. There will be additional postage due to weight [1.5kg approx] (Book ref. 013844) £40.00
Galley proofs of article 'lifted from the New York Times', giving 'a factual account of events that led up to the implementation of a policy that will effectively abolish the traditional methods of printing newspapers'.
[Circa 1974. From an unknown source. (For circulation among members of the English SOGAT and NGA print unions?] Six pages in double column and one page in single column, on seven leaves roughly 63 x 15.5 cm. Not entirely uniform: dimensions of type of first leaf approximately 50 x 10 cm; and of last (single-column) page roughly 56 x 5 cm. Clear and complete. On aged and folded high-aciditiy paper. Stapled, but with last leaf creased and detached from rest. The article is headed: 'This is a factual account of events that led up to the implementation of a policy that will effectively abolish the traditional methods of printing newspapers, with particular emphasis on the composing area. This article has been lifted from the New York Times and should be compulsory reading for all members engaged in the production of a newspaper.' Spelling (i.e. 'labour' rather than 'labor') indicates an English rather than an American source. The article begins 'For newspapers in strongly unionised metropolitan centres throughout the country, the trailblazing automation agreement ratified yesterday by union printers in this city provides assurance that the way is now open for a revolution in both technology and labour relations.' The article is of great interest in the light of the Wapping dispute of 1984 and other subsequent developments in the English newspaper industry. (One compositor is quoted as saying 'I'll stick to the Linotype. You'll never publish The Times with automation; I'll tell you that.') (Book ref. 8706) £95.00