V. Smilga – In the Search for Beauty Yet another of these trippy-awesome old timer Mir pocketbooks. 1970.Read more "In the Search for Beauty"
Y. Saparina – Cybernetics Within Us Another. No date in this one, nor credit for the wonderful cover. This book once belonged to Barry L. Beyerstein of Burnaby, BC., according to the ex libris. Thanks Barry.Read more "Cybernetics Within Us"
N. Pushkov, B. Silkin – The Quiet Sun More Mir. 1968. From the inside cover (maybe it rhymes in Russian?) : . How can events 150 million kilometres away affect us here on earth? But if you ever have complained of poor radio reception, if the compass needle has ever gone wrong, if you have […]Read more "The Quiet Sun"
L. Vlasov, D. Trifonov – 107 Stories about Chemistry Another of the Mir paperbacks. These books are translated from a series published by the Young Guard -Molodaia Gvardia- newspaper. This book, unlike the others, acknowledges the designers A. Kolly and I. Churakov, though I don’t know if this is for the cover or the illustrations […]Read more "107 Stories about Chemistry"
A. Kitaigorodsky – I am a Physicist Another awesome Mir Cover. This one is from the second, 1980, pressing of a 1977 edition.Read more "I am a Physicist"
Outer Space and Man From a series of one of my favorite Soviet book series, popular science pockebooks from Mir Publishers. Mir was the scientific foreign language publisher; this is one of theirs from 1967. All of these books have fantastic, whimsical covers. This is one of the best, I think.Read more "Outer Space and Man"