Nature, Science & Environment

Nature, Science & Environment
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1 American Wild Life Illustrated
Wise & Co New York 1940 Hard Cover Very Good Hard Cover
Very Good. Book is clean and solid. No marks to interior. No dust jacket. Green boards, illustrated end pages, color & black and white photos accompanying each entry. Raised image of buffalo over NA continent on cover under title. Head and foot of spine bumped; crease and wear to bottom of spine. Hinges a little loose. Compiled by the The Writers’ Program of the Work Projects Administration in the City of New York. Chapters cover mammals, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, and birds of North America.
Price: 19.95 USD

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2 .Mitchell, John Hanson; Conuel, Thomas; Leahy, Christopher The Nature of Massachusetts
Perseus Books 1996 0201409690 / 9780201409697 Hardcover Fine near fine Hardcover
Book is in excellent condition; clean, tight and square with no wear or marks. Dust jacket clean and bright; very light edge wear and one crease to inside front flap. A beautiful and informative book – is a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any nature-lover. “One of the world’s greatest painters of nature and three leading natural history writers have collaborated to offer this spectacular introduction to the natural habitats of Massachusetts. From the barrier beaches, heathlands and salt marshes of the Atlantic Coast, to the teeming vernal pools, red maple swamps and grasslands of the interior, all the way to the forest and fens of the Berkshire highlands, the glories of these new England landscapes are lovingly celebrated. In honor of the Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Centennial in 1996, the Society has chosen to celebrate these great ecological treasures through the paintings of Lars Jonsson, and through the words of Christopher Leahy, John Hanson Mitchell and Thomas Conuel.”
Price: 19.95 USD

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3 Anderson, Peter In Search of the New England Coyote
Globe Pequot Press 1982 0871069660 / 9780871069665 Trade Paperback Good Trade Paperback
Book solid with only light creasing to spine. Light staining to lower back corner, and bottom of text. Wear to edges and scuffing to corners.
Price: 7.95 USD

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4 Audubon, John James; Peterson, Roger Tory Audubon Birds
Abbeville Press 1980 0896590917 / 9780896590915 Soft Cover Very Good + Soft Cover
In excellent condition; slight bubling of laminant in small area on front cover, else fine. 19 full color plates of Audubon’s beautiful artwork, plus an additional 4 large fold-out color plates.
Price: 6.95 USD
Jonathan Livingston Seagull: a Story, Bach, Richard

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5 Bach, Richard Jonathan Livingston Seagull: a Story
Avon Books 2004 0380012863 / 9780380012862 Soft Cover Near Fine Soft Cover
Near Fine. Book is clean and tight; light edge wear, else fine and as-new.
Price: 2.95 USD

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6 Baume, Louis Sivalaya: Explorations of the Eight-Thousand Metre Peaks of the Himalaya
Mountaineers Books 1979 0916890716 / 9780916890711 Trade Paperback Very Good Trade Paperback
Very Good. Book is clean and tight-no creasing to spine. Edge wear, and creasing to back cover. .
Price: 8.95 USD

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7 Bourliere, Francois The Natural History of Mammals. [Trans from French by H. M. Parshley].
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. New York 1964 Hard Cover Very Good Hard Cover
Third edition with no dust jacket. Book is solid and tight, text and pictures clean. Some small spots on front cover and light shelf wear to spine, else fine.
Price: 6.95 USD

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8 Burtt, Harold E., PhD. The Psychology of Birds: An Interpretation of Bird Behavior
Macmillan New York 1967 First Edition Cloth Very Good Very Good – Cloth
Book is clean, boards square. No marks to interior of text; ffep is pasted down to fep – probably from publisher. Bottom front corner worn. Dust jacket has wear, chipping and small tears to top edge. Light soiling to front and wear to bottom edge. Price clipped.
Price: 8.95 USD

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9 Carrighar, Sally Wild Heritage
Houghton Mifflin 1965 First – First Edition Cloth Near Fine in Very Good jacket Cloth Horne, Rachel S.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. First printing. Tan cloth over boards. Book is clean and tight; boards square; no marks to text. Dust jacket has wear and creasing to top and bottom of spine, and wear to edges. DJ in mylar cover. Black and white illustrations throught text and bibliography. Written by the author of “One Day on Beetle Rock”. “In the natural behavior of the other animals we discover much about ourselves: our social life and play, our passions and aggressions, our patterns of courtship, parenthood and sex.”
Price: 8.95 USD

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10 Carson, Rachel The Edge of the Sea
Houghton Mifflin New York 1955 Cloth Very Good Cloth
Sixth printing. NO dust jacket. Ex-lib. with stamps to fep and copyright page, call sticker to spine, and card pocket on back end page. Tight and clean with no marks to text. Beautiful black and white illustrations throughout by Robert W. Hines.
Price: 5.95 USD

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11 Catherine, Reid Coyote ; Seeking the Hunter in Our Midst
Houghton Mifflin 2004 0618329641 / 9780618329649 First – First edition Hardcover Very Good + very good + Hardcover
First printing. Clean, solid and tight. Dust jacket and book have bump to head of spine, else fine. “This study of the eastern coyote traces its first emergence in New England in the 1970s to its life there today. Reid shows that during its migration from the Southwest, the eastern coyote picked up wolf DNA and acquired little-understood behaviors of pack allegiance and prey.”
Price: 8.95 USD

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12 Cokinos, Christopher Hope Is the Thing with Feathers; A Personal Chronicle of Vanished Birds
Grand Central Publishing New York 2001 0446677493 / 9780446677493 First – First edition Trade Paperback Very Good Trade Paperback
First Warner Books trade paperback printing. Book is solid and tight; no reading creases to spine. Light soiling to back cover and wear to edges; no marks to interior. “An award-winning nature writer weaves natural history and personal experience into the dramatic story of the last days of six North American bird species. With a compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, Cokino draws on unpublished photographs and documents to make these long-vanished birds come alive.”
Price: 3.95 USD

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13 Conservancy, American Bird The American Bird Conservancy Guide to the 500 Most Important Bird Areas in the United States; Key Sites for Birds and Birding in All 50 States
Random House New York 2003 0812970365 / 9780812970364 First – First edition Paperback Fine Paperback
Book is as-new with no flaws. “This offers both bird enthusiasts and conservationists specialized information never before compiled in a single comprehensive volume. This expert resource organizes the United States into 36 ornithologically distinct bird regions, then identifies and describes the 500 sites within these regions. Each site entry includes ornithological highlights, ownership information, a description of habitats and land use, a guide to which species one can expect to find, conservation issues, and visitor information. Full-color maps and illustrations throughout, along with a thorough index, make this book as useful as it is unique, an essential addition to the bird lover’s library.”
Price: 14.95 USD

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14 Decker, D.J; Kelley, J.W; Seamans, T.W; Roth, R.R. Wildlife and Timber from Private Lands: A Landowner’s Guide to Planning
Cornell Cooperative Extension Ithica, NY 1990 Trade Paperback Near Fine Trade Paperback
Clean and tight; scuffing to head of spine, else fine. Information Bulletin 193 from the Coornell Cooperative extension. 56 pages, in glued binding. Includes sections on woodland wildlife management, intergration of wildlife enhancement with woodland management, wildlife resource inventory, preparing documents and tracking progress, rating of tree species for values to wildlife and as firewood, and an example plan.
Price: 5.95 USD

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15 Dorst, Jean The Life of Birds, Vol. 1 & 2
Columbia University Press New York 1974 First – First edition Hardcover Fine very good Hardcover
Two volume set. Blue-green cloth boards with gilt writing on spine. 12 pages of black and white plates in interior of both volumes. Both books in fine condition: solid, tight and square. No wear or marks. Volume 1 has some wear to edges of dust jacket and slight yellowing; bumping to head of spine. Dust jacket of Vol. 2 has small (> 1/4″) chip to top edge; light wear to top and bottom edge; both volumes protected in clear cover. An excellent reference for the birder, naturalist or ornithologist. Dorst offers a reference that is both a biological study of birds, as well as an ecological view on their place in the natural world. Volume 1 focuses on the adaptation of birds to the mechanisms of flight. Volume 2 focuses on how birds adapt to different environments. A beautiful set.
Price: 49.95 USD

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16 Editor-Penny Rennick Alaska’s Bears
Alaska Geographic Society Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A. 1993 1566610141 / 9781566610148 Soft Cover Fine Soft Cover
Book is clean and tight, as-new.
Price: 19.95 USD

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17 Edward O Wilson Nature Revealed: Selected Writings, 1949-2006
The Johns Hopkins University Press Baltimore, MD 2006 0801883296 / 9780801883293 First – First edition Hardcover Fine fine Hardcover
Second printing. Brown cloth boardsBook is in excellent condition – no wear or marks to book or dust jacket. A solid, tight edition that appears as-new. “Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson is one of the leading biologists and philosophical thinkers of our time. In this compelling collection, Wilson’s observations range from the tiny glands of ants to the nature of the living universe. Many of the pieces are considered landmarks in evolutionary biology, ecology, and behavioral biology. Wilson explores topics as diverse as slavery in ants, the genetic basis of societal structure, the discovery of the taxon cycle, the original formulation of the theory of island biogeography, a critique of subspecies as a unit of classification, and the conservation of life’s diversity. Each article is presented in its original form, dating from Wilson’s first published article in 1949 to his most recent exploration of the natural world. Preceding each piece is a brief essay by Wilson that explains the context in which the article was written and provides insights into the scientist himself and the debates of the time.”
Price: 49.95 USD

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18 Eiseley, Loren The Immense Journey
Random House Inc New York 1957 0394701577 / 9780394701578 Mass Market Paperback Near Fine Mass Market Paperback
Slight edge wear, else as-new.
Price: 2.95 USD

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19 Finch, David Death of a Hornet and Other Cape Cod Essays
Counterpoint,U.S. 2001 1582431388 / 9781582431383 First Edition Trade Paperback Very Good Trade Paperback
Book is solid, tight and clean; no creasing to spine. Some folded edges at bottom corner, slight sticker remains on front cover, and crease to bottom front cover corner (not visable from exterior). “Spanning more than 20 years, these essays record changes not only in the natural environment of Cape Cod but in the writer’s own life. Death of a Hornet is one man’s elegant rendering of Cape Cod, a sandy, scrub-oaked, tough, and vulnerable spit of land reaching out into the Atlantic Ocean. These stories are “natural adventures” that Finch’s previous readers have come to expect, as well as longer meditations on the future of the Cape’s fragile environment, on living in one place for a long time, and on the limitations of human sympathy.”
Price: 4.95 USD

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20 Fisk, Erma J. Parrot’s Wood
Norton 1985 0393019977 / 9780393019971 Cloth Very Good + Very Good + Cloth
Second printing. Book is in lovely condition. Top corner of fep torn, foxing to top edge of text block, and light edgewear to dust jacket. Else fine.
Price: 5.95 USD

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