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  • Easterbrook, Gregg
    A Moment on the Earth: The Coming Age of Environmental Optimism

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Viking, 1995. Cloth & boards. pp (xxii), 745. Index. Erratum slip laid in. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46414
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  • FRISCH, K. v., Dr. [Karl von Frisch].
    AUS DEM LEBEN DER BIENEN. Zweite Auflage. 6. bis 10. Tausend. Mit 96 Abbildungen.

    Berlin: Julius Springer, 1931. Second edition (first was in 1927). Green cloth gilt lettered. x, (160), [2, ads] pp. 96 illustrations and photos in text. Contains the author's short preface to this edition, which has slight changes and adds 5 new illustrations. Spine lightly darkened; 1932 pencil inscription to front free endpaper; book a little leaned; some foxing to the first few leaves; VG otherwise. Karl von Frisch, the important Austrian-German zoologist, is best known for his work on bees. Drawing on Pavlov's work on conditioned reflexes, he learned something about how bees saw colour, about how bees communicate with each other through a sort of dance, and how bees in flight orient themselves by the direction of the…

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    Berlin: Julius Springer, 1931. Second edition (first was in 1927). Green cloth gilt lettered. x, (160), [2, ads] pp. 96 illustrations and photos in text. Contains the author's short preface to this edition, which has slight changes and adds 5 new illustrations. Spine lightly darkened; 1932 pencil inscription to front free endpaper; book a little leaned; some foxing to the first few leaves; VG otherwise. Karl von Frisch, the important Austrian-German zoologist, is best known for his work on bees. Drawing on Pavlov's work on conditioned reflexes, he learned something about how bees saw colour, about how bees communicate with each other through a sort of dance, and how bees in flight orient themselves by the direction of the polarization of light in the sky. Text is in German. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 13885
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  • NELSON, Bryan
    AZRAQ: desert oasis. With drawings by John Busby and photographs by Eric Hosking and the author

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Allen Lane, 1973. Red cloth. pp (xx), 436 + plates. Drawings and maps in text. Index. Near fine in like, price-clipped jacket. Study of the natural history of this oasis in Eastern Jordan. Note: a bit over 1 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43964
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  • DANA, James D.
    CORALS AND CORAL ISLANDS

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1879. Later printing (first US was in 1872). Octavo. pp 406 + colour frontispiece + 3 plates with tissue guards + 1 map + 1 folding map at rear, top edge gilt. Index. Numerous woodcut illustrations and maps in text. Lacking the folding map of Fiji at rear. Folding isocrymal chart of the world at rear has a fold split neatly repaired, one corner chip, creases. Rebound in modern blue buckram. Ink digits at bottom of Contents page and last page, else a mainly fine, clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Dana was Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at Yale and a member of the Wilkes U.S. Exploring Expedition. of 1838-42, which visited…

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    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1879. Later printing (first US was in 1872). Octavo. pp 406 + colour frontispiece + 3 plates with tissue guards + 1 map + 1 folding map at rear, top edge gilt. Index. Numerous woodcut illustrations and maps in text. Lacking the folding map of Fiji at rear. Folding isocrymal chart of the world at rear has a fold split neatly repaired, one corner chip, creases. Rebound in modern blue buckram. Ink digits at bottom of Contents page and last page, else a mainly fine, clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Dana was Professor of Geology and Mineralogy at Yale and a member of the Wilkes U.S. Exploring Expedition. of 1838-42, which visited the Tuamotus, the Societies, Samoa, Tonga, and Fiji. The steel engravings are after A.T. Agate (Utiroa, Cocoanut Grove at Fakaafo or Bowditch Island, Scene at Oatafu Island). Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

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    Condition: Book: Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33832
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  • BOURJAILY, Vance
    COUNTRY MATTERS: collected reports from the fields and streams o Iowa and other places

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Dial, 1973. Octavo, cloth & boards. Fine copy. Price-clipped yellow dust jacket has very light darkening, sunning to the red author lettering, and one minor abrasion, VG.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45973
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  • LOPEZ, Barry Holstun
    DESERT NOTES. Reflections in the Eye of a Raven.

    Edition: First printing

    Kansas City [Kansas]: Sheed, Andrews & McMeell, 1976. AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Octavo, pale yellow-green boards. (xiv), 89 pp. Photos by the author in the text. Fine copy, no previous owner names. Price-clipped dust jacket has some light rubbing, near fine. "In this collection of narrative contemplations, reminiscent of Carlos Castaneda but without the drugs, Barry Holstun Lopez invites us to walk with him through the desert, where 'things are rigidly clear and elemental." - jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 19117
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  • LEY, Willy
    DRAGONS IN AMBER. Further Adventures of a Romantic Naturalist.

    Edition: First UK issue

    London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1951. Black cloth, yellow top page edges. viii, 328 pp. Line drawings in text. Very light endpaper yellowing; covers just a little bowed; else a fine copy. Yellow dust jacket faintly darkened to spine, else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 15511
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  • SETON, Ernest Thompson
    ERNEST THOMPSON SETON'S AMERICA: selections from the writings of the artist-naturalist. Edited with an introduction by Farida A. Wiley. With contributions by Julia M. Seton. and drawings by Ernest Thompson Seton

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Devin-Adair, 1954. Octavo, yellow cloth stamped in red, red top page edges. pp (xxiv), 413 + plates. Frontispiece portrait and illustrations in text, index. Yellowing to page edges, slight sunning to the red top edges, a few light foxing spots to front free endpaper; near fine otherwise, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has some chips, tears, rubbing, spine lightly sunned, just good but still fairly respectable in appearance.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42855
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  • Cushman, Joseph A
    Foraminifera their classification and economic use. Fourth edition revised

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980. Sixth printing. Tall octavo, terra cotta cloth. pp X), 605. Illustrated, index. Small rubber stamped maple leaf at front, near fine otherwise, no owner names. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45949
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  • KINGSLEY, Charles
    GLAUCUS; or, The Wonders of the Shore.

    Edition: First US edition

    Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1855. Original brown cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered, cream endpapers. [10], 165, [3] pp. Covers have light sunning and light spotting; remains of an 1861 prize label from a St. Catharines, Ontario, school to the front pastedown; small ink name to front free endpaper; ink inscription to front fly leaf; text paper is uniformly quite tanned and many pages have damp stains to margins; else a quite tight, unworn, VG. A book of natural history about animal and plant life at the sea shore by the noted English novelist. UK edition the same year. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 14962
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  • GARDNER, Erle Stanley
    HUNTING THE DESERT WHALE. Personal Adventures in Baja California.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Morrow, 1960. Blue cloth, blue on white endpaper maps. 208 pp. Many photos in text. A fine copy. The price-clipped used dust jacket has shallow chips all along top edge; tears to front panel internally repaired; rear panel soiled and damp stained but the damp has not affected the book itself; the jacket is thus just good, but perhaps a bit better in appearance than it sounds, no lettering lost. Adventures photographing grey whales in Scammon's Lagoon in Baja California, by the famous crime novelist.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Good, Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 9747
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  • BEEBE, William
    JUNGLE PEACE

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Copp Clark, 1919. Blue cloth gilt pp (10), 297, [1], (6, ads), [4] + 15 of 16 plates. Indexed. Lacking the plate at p. 222 (army ants). Tidy ink owner name at front, yellowing to page edges, else a VG clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy. Made from sheets of the US edition, with cancel title leaf. The great naturalist investigates the jungles of British Guiana. Something of a modern classic, it was reprinted by the Modern Library.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44270
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  • THEBERGE, John, editor
    KLUANE, PINNACLE OF THE YUKON

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1980. Quarto, blue boards, endpaper maps. xi, 175pp + colour photos. Many b&w photos and line drawings in text. Indexed. Slight rubbing at foot of spine, else fine in fine jacket, no owner nam3es. "The unique environment of North America's highest mountain range." Ecological focus. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42648
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  • SETON, Ernest Thompson
    LIVES OF GAME ANIMALS: an account of those land animals in America north of the Mexican border, which are considered "Game." either because they have held the attention of sportsmen, or received the protection of the law...

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1929. Second printing (first was 1925-28 in a 4 volume format). Quarto, 4 volumes in 8 volume format, original green buckram gilt, 50 maps and 1500 illustrations by the author. Spines lightly sunned, with gilt stamping oxidized and mostly flaked away but stamping still visible; foxing to bottom page edges of one volume. Otherwise a VG+, clean, tight & unworn jacketless set, no owner names. Note: 10.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42871
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  • SMEETON, Miles
    MOOSE MAGIC. Drawings by P.F. Wright.

    Edition: First Canadian edition

    Toronto: Collins & Harvill Press, 1974. Octavo. Blue boards. (192) pp + photos. Drawings in text. Fine copy. Jacket has some rubbing, short tear, VG otherwise. Adventures with moose in a private game sanctuary in the foothills of the Rockies in Alberta.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 45498
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  • ALLAN A. SCHOENHERR, C. ROBERT FELDMETH and MICHAEL J. EMERSON
    Natural History of the Islands of California

    Edition: First paperback printing

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. pp (xii), 491 + colour photos. Line drawing, maps, index. Very soft cover creases at fore edges, else fine, no owner marks. 1.5 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47081
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  • DANA, James D.
    ON CEPHALIZATION

    No place (New Haven, CT): The New Englander, 1863. pp 495-506, stitched, in light green printed wrappers. Partial spine splits neatly repaired; library rubber stamp to upper outer corner of front cover; soft vertical crease; else a VG clean and unworn copy. An offprint from the July, 1863, issue of The New Englander (which eventually became the Yale Review). Merriam-Webster dictionary defines cephalization as "a tendency in the evolution of organisms to concentrate the sensory and neural organs in an anterior head," and cites it's first use in 1864. Dana himself coined the word. "James Dwight Dana (1813-1895) was an American geologist, mineralogist, volcanologist, and zoologist. He made pioneering studies of mountain-building, volcanic activity, and the origin and structure…

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    No place (New Haven, CT): The New Englander, 1863. pp 495-506, stitched, in light green printed wrappers. Partial spine splits neatly repaired; library rubber stamp to upper outer corner of front cover; soft vertical crease; else a VG clean and unworn copy. An offprint from the July, 1863, issue of The New Englander (which eventually became the Yale Review). Merriam-Webster dictionary defines cephalization as "a tendency in the evolution of organisms to concentrate the sensory and neural organs in an anterior head," and cites it's first use in 1864. Dana himself coined the word. "James Dwight Dana (1813-1895) was an American geologist, mineralogist, volcanologist, and zoologist. He made pioneering studies of mountain-building, volcanic activity, and the origin and structure of continents and oceans around the world...In 1850, he was appointed ...Silliman Professor of Natural History and Geology in Yale College, a position which he held until 1892. " - wikipedia. His MANUAL OF MINERALOGY (1848) became a standard text and is still in print. Very scarce. Off-prints like this are usually printed in small numbers (fewer than 100). Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43723
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  • HAILMAN, Jack P.
    OPTICAL SIGNALS. Animal Communication and Light

    Edition: First Edition

    Bloomington & London: Indiana University Press, 1977. Black cloth, white spine titles, pp. xix, 362, line-art illustrations, tables, equations. Previous owner's name stamp on all edges and at head of front free endpaper (under jacket flap), otherwise a fine copy in white dust jacket. Hint of sunning to purple spine lettering, else very good dust jacket. "A real understanding of communicative behavior necessitates study of control, ontogeny, preservation and phylogeny, integrating these determinants in a coherent framework. The primary concern of this volume is to predict characteristics of optical signals; the comparative method is particularly useful in checking tentative models of the sort to be proposed." - from the Intro.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27784
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  • Croker, Robert A.
    Pioneer Ecologist: The Life and Work of Victor Ernest Shelford, 1877-1968

    Washington: Smithsonian Institute Press, 1991. Cloth & boards. xviii, 222 pp + plates, indexed. Fine in fine jacket. " [Shelford's] early work on the sand dunes, ponds, streams, and forests bordering Lake Michigan led to the acceptance of animal ecology as a distinct discipline within the biological sciences. Shelford developed the concept of ecological succession of animals, and he was among the first to consider food webs, the intricate interrelationships in feeding habits that ultimately determine species composition and community structure. During World War I Shelford examined the effects of industrial pollution on fish, natural resources, and public health; his work marked the beginnings of water polluction biology." - jacket

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 23538
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  • RAMBLES OF AN AUSTRALIAN NATURALIST From the notes and journals of Thomas Ward by FOUNTAIN, Paul
    FOUNTAIN, Paul
    RAMBLES OF AN AUSTRALIAN NATURALIST From the notes and journals of Thomas Ward

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Dutton, 1907. Octavo, brown cloth gilt, top edges gilt. pp viii, (344). Bit of wear to spine tips, upper rear joint' front joint repaird externally with brown rice paper; small name label at front; in all, just good externally, but now tight in the binding, text quite clean and unworn, no owner names. Made from sheets of the London (Murray) edition with a cancel title leaf. Ward was a Queensland stock-farmer and a keen amateur naturalist. Detailed account of some Ozian flora and fauna.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 39331
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