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Animals, Nature, Natural Sciences

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The Log of the Sun. A Chronicle of Nature's Year., Beebe, William
1 1816
Beebe, William
The Log of the Sun. A Chronicle of Nature's Year.
Garden City
New York, 1927
Small 8vo.
Later Edition
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good


Walter King Stone

x.321pgs. Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to front and spine. Top of text block edge is red. Clean, sound, attractive with minimal shelf wear, unmarked except for previous owner name neatly penned to front free endpaper. Color frontis by Walter King Stone. A series of 52 essays, arranged by month, presenting familiar subjects from unusual points of view. Bird's-eye, mammal and insect perspectives on facing storms and night and cold and seasonal changes. Portions of the text have been published previously in "Outing", "Recreation", "The Golden Age", "The New York Evening Post" and "The New York Tribune". #1816

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Scientific Explanation. A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science. Based Upon the Tarner Lectures 1946., Braithwaite, Richard Bevan
2 1527
Braithwaite, Richard Bevan
Scientific Explanation. A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science. Based Upon the Tarner Lectures 1946.
Cambridge University Press
New York and London, 1957
8vo - 7" - 9" Tall
Second American Printing
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good, Very Good




xii. 376 pgs. Very Good condition navy cloth hardcover in Very Good jacket. Book is clean, sound, unmarked with minimal shelwear. Jacket price intact, light edgewear, sunning to paper at spine. Based upon the Tarner lectures given by the author in 1946, its primary purpose is to explain, by way of detailed examples, the logical features common to all the sciences. Contents: Introductory, Scientific deductive systems and their representations, The status of the theoretical terms of a science, Models for scientific theories; their use and misuse, Statistical hypotheses, probability statements and class-ratio arithmetic, The meaning of probability statements within a scientific system, the choice between statistical hypotheses, the justification of induction, laws of nature and causality, Causal and teleological explanation, explanation of scientific laws, index. #1527

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Get a Grip on Genetics (Get a Grip on...Series), Brookes, Martin
3 1342
Brookes, Martin
Get a Grip on Genetics (Get a Grip on...Series)
Time-Life Education, Incorporated
Alexandria, VA, U.S.A., 1998
8vo - 7" - 9" Tall
First Printing
Soft Cover, Stiff Wraps
Fine
073700035X / 9780737000351

Andrew Kaulman, Andrew Kulman

8vo. 192 pgs. Fine softcover, clean and unmarked, in stiff wraps with matching illustrated paper cover. Kraft-paper colored pages with black print, with illustrations and drawings scattered informally alongside each topic. Content is presented clearly and imaginatively, useful and entertaining for novice, student and scientist alike. "From Mendel and the garden peas to the world-embracing Human Genome Project, discover what you need to know about what genes are and what they do. This book moves from the earliest experiments to the discoveries of Watson and Crick to modern efforts to identify the function of every human gene." Includes index. For similar illustrative style and subject matter, see also book numbers 1343 (Get a Grip series on Evolution) and 1856 (Darwin for Beginners). ISBN 073700035X. #1342.

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Get a Grip on Evolution (Get a Grip on...Series), Burnie, David
4 1343
Burnie, David
Get a Grip on Evolution (Get a Grip on...Series)
Time-Life Education, Incorporated
Alexandria, VA, U.S.A., 1998
8vo - 7" - 9" Tall

Soft Cover, Stiff Wraps
Fine
0737000368 / 9780737000368

Andrew Kulman, Andrew Kulman

8vo. 192 pags. Fine softcover, clean and unmarked, in stiff wraps with matching illustrated paper cover. Kraft-paper colored pages with black print, with illustrations and drawings scattered informally alongside each topic. Content is presented clearly and imaginatively, useful and entertaining for novice, student and scientist alike. "Ever since Darwin, the question of ancestry, human and animal, has been hotly disputed, and a merry trail of claims, hoaxes and confusion has kept us all entertained. Until the 18th century, everyone knew where they stood on the ladder of nature, with jellyfish at the bottom, humans at the top and guinea pigs somewhere in between. But as more evidence was gathered from living things and fossils, the great chain of being started to get a bit fuzzy. And then Darwin went off to the Galapagos Islands and the fun began."" Includes index. For similar illustrative style and subject matter, see also book numbers 1342 (Get a Grip series on Genetics) and 1856 (Darwin for Beginners). ISBN 0737000368. #1343.

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Pennsylvania Beekeeping. Circular 544., Clarke, W.W.
5 1895
Clarke, W.W.
Pennsylvania Beekeeping. Circular 544.
Pennsylvania Cooperative Extension Service

8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall

Softcover, Paper Wraps
Very Good




63 pgs. Publication place and date not stated. Very Good condition softcover, pamphlet bound (staples). Slight rubbing to paper along spine and bottom edge of rear cover, otherwise clean and unmarked. Contents: The colony and its organization, Making a start, Package bees, Spring Management of bees, Requeening, Swarm control, Fall management of bees, honey production, Individual management practices, Laying workers, Robbing by bees, Making Increase, Bees for pollination, Rendering Beeswax, Bee diseases, Suggestions for Marketing, Summary of management practices around the calendar, Glossary. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, tables and drawings. #1895.

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Where Evolution and Religion Meet, Coulter, John M. And Coulter, Merle C.
6 2381
Coulter, John M. And Coulter, Merle C.
Where Evolution and Religion Meet
The MacMillan Co.
New York, 1924
12mo - 6 - 7 Inches Tall
Second Printing
Cloth Hardcover
Good, Very Good+




105 pgs. Verg Good+ cloth hardcover in original dust jacket. Book is clean and umarked, binding sound, very slight rubbing to edges and corners. Jacket has small chips at spine edges and corners and paper is worn through in places along the flap edges. Flap information lists other titles in the Little Books on Religion series. Apparently then as now, "No subject of science seems to be more misunderstood by those who are not biologists than the doctrine of evolution...When one has been completely informed concerning evolution, he realizes that it does not contradict the Bible in any serious way, but really teaches the same fundamental truths from a different perspective.". Contents: I. Introduction, II. Evidence of Evolution, III. Lamarck's Theory of Use and Disuse, IV. Darwin's theory of Natural Selection, V. The Mutation Theory of De Vries, VI. Some Other Theories of Evolution, VII. Modern Views on Evolution, VIII. Influence of the Evolution Idea, IX. Evolution and Religion. #2381.

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The Scallop. Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind, Cox, Ian. Editor
7 2345
Cox, Ian. Editor
The Scallop. Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind
The Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited
London, 1957
4to - 9 Inches-12 inches tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Decorated Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




135 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, red cloth attactively decorated with gilt in shell motif. Several smudges to front board and light rubbing at edges and corners. Decorated endpapers with identification keys to the shells depicted on them. Owner name on half-title, else clean and unmarked. Generously interspersed with color photographs and illustrations. Contents: Foreword - Lord Godber; Shell: A Word's Pedigree - B. Woledge; The Living Scallop - W.J. Rees; A Symbol in Ancient Times - Sir Mortimer Wheeler; The Badge of St. James - Christopher Hobler; The Cradle of Venus - James Laver; Escallops in Armory - Sir George Bellew; An Excursion iinto the Americas - Adrian Digby; The Scallop at the Table - Paul Gautier; List of Illustrations. #2345.

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Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard., Cox, Jeff.
8 1892
Cox, Jeff.
Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.
Rodale Press/St. Martin's Press
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1991
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
Later Printing
Glossy Hardcover
Very Good+
0878579117 / 9780878579112



vii.344 pgs. Very Good+ in glossy pictorial boards as issued, clean and unmarked with a slight bump to the lower left corner of back board. Illustrated with color photos, drawings and diagrams. Sections include learning from nature, elements of natural garden design, providing food, cover and water for wildlife and natural water garden design. Chapters: Introduction-Partners With Nature; Learning From Nature; Features of the Landscape; Creating a Natural Garden; Landscaping with Nature; Plants in the Natural Landscape, Elements of the Natural Garden; Wildlife and Water in the Natural Garden, A Last Word; USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; Further Reference, Photo Credits, Index. ISBN 0878579117. #1892.

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Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard., Cox, Jeff.
9 1778
Cox, Jeff.
Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.
Rodale Press/St. Martin's Press
Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1991
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Printing
Glossy Hardcover
Very Good+
0878579117 / 9780878579112



vii.344 pgs. Very Good+ condition in glossy pictorial boards as issued, clean and unmarked, with a slight bump to the edge of the upper right corner of the front board. Illustrated with color photos, drawings and diagrams. Sections include learning from nature, elements of natural garden design, providing food, cover and water for wildlife and natural water garden design. Chapters: Introduction-Partners With Nature; Learning From Nature; Features of the Landscape; Creating a Natural Garden; Landscaping with Nature; Plants in the Natural Landscape, Elements of the Natural Garden; Wildlife and Water in the Natural Garden, A Last Word; USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; Further Reference, Photo Credits, Index. ISBN 0878579117. #1778.

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The Doctrine of Evolution. Its Basis and Scope., Crampton, Henry Edward
10 1916
Crampton, Henry Edward
The Doctrine of Evolution. Its Basis and Scope.
The Columbia University Press
New York, 1911
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Indicated
Cloth Hardcover
Very Good




ix.311pgs. Very Good red cloth hardcover, gilt lettering and decoration to spine and front cover, top edge gilt, rubbing to cloth ar corners and spine edges, binding sound. Bookplate of previous owner Frederick Fox on front endpaper. From the eight Hewitt Lectures of Columbia University, delivered in February and March of 1907. Contents: I. Evolution. The Living Organism and Its Natural History. II. The Structure and Development of Animals As Evidence of Evolution. III. The Evidence of Fossil Remains. IV. Evolution as a Natural Process. V. The Physical Evolution of the Human Species and of Human Races. VI. The Mental Evolution of Man. VII. Social Evolution as a Biological Process. VIII. Evolution and the Higher Human Life. #1916.

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An Introduction to Plant Physiology., Curtis, Otis F. And Clark, Daniel G.
11 918
Curtis, Otis F. And Clark, Daniel G.
An Introduction to Plant Physiology.
McGraw-Hill Book Co.
New York, 1950
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Cloth
Good to Very Good




8vo. xi. 752 pgs. Good to Very Good hardcover with slight shelf wear to cloth. Owner name inked out on front endpaper, occasional neat underlinings, not obtrusive to text. Topics covered include photosynthesis, diffusion and osmosis, surface phenomena, colloids, absorption, imbibition, transpiration, water distribution, frost resistance, temperature injury, permeability, accumulation and antagonism, minerals, enzymes, digestion, respiration, fermentation, dormancy, appendices and indices. #918.

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Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid, Ecott, Tim
12 1729
Ecott, Tim
Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid
Grove Press
Berkeley, California, U.S.A., 2004
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0802117759 / 9780802117755



xx.278 pgs. Fine Hardcover in Fine dust jacket, clean and unmarked. Contents: List of Illustrations, Prologue, Foreword, Black Flower, An Indian Secret, The City That Perfumed the World, Mexican Money, From an English Garden, Ile Bourbon, Creole Hearts, The Slave's Crime, Homage to Albius, Empress of Tahiti, Murder in Madagascar, Ice Cream and Perfume, The Admiral's Legacy, Vanilla Prince, Epilogue, Acknowledgements, Select Bibliography. ISBN 0802117759. 1729.

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The Endangered Species Act Protects US. Going on the Offensive. Communicating a Winning Message for Strengthening the Endangered Species Act., Endangered Species Coalition
13 2303
Endangered Species Coalition
The Endangered Species Act Protects US. Going on the Offensive. Communicating a Winning Message for Strengthening the Endangered Species Act.
Endangered Species Coalition
USA, 
4to - 9 Inches-12 inches tall

Softbound Pb, Pamphlet Bound.
Very Good




No place, no date. About 25 pgs. Very good condition staple-bound report, light staining and smudging to green covers. Published circa 1994 by the Endangered Species Coalition presumably to fight the backlash against and scapegoating of the Endangered Species Act reauthorization efforts, in light of challenges asserted by proponents of The Private Property Protection Act, Proposition 300 and various press coverages appearing at that time. Topics to be spearheaded include a brief overview of the Endangered Species Act, medicinal value of species, ecosystem protection, environment as early warning system, private property protection, job protection and economic strenghthening. The ESC is a national network of hundreds of conservation, scientific, educational, religious, sporting, business and community organizations working to protect disappearing wildlife and last remaining wild places. It is non-governmental, comprised of almost 400 diverse member groups located all across the country, from environmental groups to religious organizations, scientists, sporting groups, hiking clubs and humane societies. The conclusion of this campaign report is rather timeless: "We need long term jobs that are part of a sustainable economy, rather than jobs based on short-sighted destruction of our resources, a scenario that would eventually lead to economic collapse. We need to ensure that extractive industries work in a way that doesn't hurt the environment which contributes so much to our economy." #2303.

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Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms, Gal, Edwina Von
14 1726
Gal, Edwina Von
Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms
Artisan (A Division of Workman Publishing)
New York, New York, U.S.A., 2004
Small 4to.
First Paperback Edition
Soft Cover
Fine
1579652662 / 9781579652661

John M. Hall

148 pgs. Fine condition softcover, clean and unmarked. Lavishly illustrated with color photos by J. M. Hall throughout. Introduction by Ken Druse. "Fresh Cuts" offers one hundred unexpected flora arranging ideas gleaned from foraging expeditions, nature walks or backyard strolls. In addition, the text offers anecdotes, facts, observations and folklore along with practical guidance for the care and maintenance of the plant materials used to craft the arrangements. Contains new material on flower arranging and an updated source guide. ISBN 1579652662. #1726.

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Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings., Gilbert, Suzie
15 2442
Gilbert, Suzie
Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings.
HarperCollins
New York, 2009
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
First Edition, First Printing
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
9780061563162

Laura Westlake

340 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket, As New condition, clean and unmarked first printing of first dition. Illustrated with finely detailed drawings by Laura Westlake. By the author of Hawk Hill. If you enjoy reading about wildlife rehabilitation and the dedicated rehabbers who make it possible, this well written personable and poignant chronicle will become a favorite. Jacket blurb: "Gilbert chronicles the years of her chaotic household-cum-bird-hospital with delightful wit...Often funny, sometimes painful, Gilbert's encounters with these beautiful creatures reveal profound truths not only about animals but also about our own lives-lessons of birth and death, suffering and empathy, holding on and letting go". ISBN 9780061563162. #2442.

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The Woody Iridaceae. Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Systematics, Biology & Evolution., Goldblatt, Peter
16 1040
Goldblatt, Peter
The Woody Iridaceae. Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Systematics, Biology & Evolution.
Timber Press
Oregon, 1993
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition
Hard Cover
Fine, Near Fine
0881922331 / 9780881922332

Fay Anderson, Margo Branch

8vo. vi.139 pgs. Near Fine hardbound in Fine dust jacket. Very faint shelf rubbing to bottom edges, else fine. Illustrated throughout with water colors by Fay Anderson and line drawings by Margo Branch. Concise yet systematic study of these South African perennial irises. Contents include: preface, introduction, history, morphology, characteristics, phylogeny and evolution, geology, ecology and speciation, cultivation, Nivenia (species), Klattia (species), Wistenia (species), excluded species (Proteaceae), glossary, bibliography and index of scientific names. Author was recently awarded the prestigious Herbert Medal by the International Bulb Society for his lifetime of work in the study of the Iridaceae.The Herbert Medal, named for pioneer geneticist and plant breeder William Herbert, is the highest honor the Society can bestow. ISBN 0881922331. #1040.

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Mistletoes of North American Conifers. General technical report of the Rocky Mountain Research Station : GTR-98 [USDA], Hawksworth, Frank G. Delbert Wiens, John A. Muir, Simon F. Shamoun, Laura E DeWald, Ignacio Vazquez Collazo
17 1619
Hawksworth, Frank G. Delbert Wiens, John A. Muir, Simon F. Shamoun, Laura E DeWald, Ignacio Vazquez Collazo
Mistletoes of North American Conifers. General technical report of the Rocky Mountain Research Station : GTR-98 [USDA]
Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Rocky Mountain Research Service, Colorado)
U.S.A., 2002
4to - 9 Inches-12 inches tall

Soft Cover
Near Fine




4to. 123 pgs. Near Fine condition softbound, clean and unmarked. Chapters: Loranthaceae and Viscaceae in North America, Psittacanthus in Mexico, Phoradenron in Mexico and the United States, Arceuthobium in North America, Damage, Effects amd Importance of North Mistletoes, Dwarf Mistletoe Surveys, Management Strategies for Dwarf Mistletoes: Biological, Chemical and Genetic Approaches, Management Strategies for Dwarf Mistletoes: Silviculture, Appendices: References, Scientific and Common Names of Trees, Acknowledgements, Glossary, Index. #1619.

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All About Horses., Henry, Marguerite
18 368
Henry, Marguerite
All About Horses.
Random House, NY. (1967)
New York, 1967
4to - over 9" - 12" tall
No Later Printings Indicated.
Hard Cover
No Jacket, Very Good


Walter D. Osborne

4 to. Very Good hardbound. 129 pgs. Pictorial boards. Very light edge and corner wear, small red house stamp on bottom edge, else clean and unmarked. Illustrated frontis and throughout. Photographs on endpapers and within text, including three color portfolios by Walter D. Osborne. Contents: In the Beginning, The Wild Relatives of the Horse, Man and Horse Together, Riding Iinto Battle, The Horsemen From Hell, The Horse Crosses the Atlantic, The Horse Indians, Horse trading and Raiding, The Hot Bloods, The Cold Bloods, The Warm Bloods, Points of the Horse, Colors Patches and Spots, Horseman's Talk, Index. #368.

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The Earth Dwellers. Adventures in the Land of Ants., Hoyt, Erich
19 582
Hoyt, Erich
The Earth Dwellers. Adventures in the Land of Ants.
Simon & Schuster.
New York, 1996
8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
First Edition.
Hard Cover
Fine, Fine
0684810867 / 9780684810867

Ruth Pollitt

8vo. 319 pgs. Fine hardcover in Fine jacket. Green boards, tan cloth spine. Frontis illustration and black and white drawings throughout text by Ruth Pollitt. Set in the nature reserve of La Selva in Costa Rica, a study of ant life interspersed with the perspectives of individual ants. Each chapter begins with excerpts and an illustration. Appendices, including a chronology, Glossary, Guide to common and Latin names, Bibliography, Acknowledgements and Index. ISBN 0684810867. # 582N.

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Birds and Man., Hudson, William Henry
20 1925
Hudson, William Henry
Birds and Man.
Alfred A. Knopf (Turnbull and Spears, London)
New York, 1920
8vo - 7 - 9 Inches Tall
No Additional Printings Stated
Hard Cover
Good to Very Good




306 pgs. Good to Very Good condition green cloth hardcover, remant of paper title piece on spine, with rubbing to cloth at edges, corners and spine ends. Side and bottom page edges are untrimmed, attractive frontis color plate by "CEC" tipped in, text clean and sound throughout. William Henry Hudson, author of Green Mansions, is a famed British naturalist, ornithologist and South American explorer. In this series of essays, he relates his personal observations of the nature and behavior of numerous species of birds, both wild and domesticated, in their interactions and misadventures with man in various habitats. Contents: Birds at Their Best, Birds and Man, Daws in the West Country, Early Spring in Savernake Forest, A Wood Wren at Wells, The Secret of the Willow Wren, Secret of the Charm of Flowers, Ravens in Somerset, Owls in a Village, The Strange and Beautiful Sheldrake, Geese: An Appreciation and a Memory, The Dartford Warbler, Vert-Vert; or Parrot Gossip, Something Pretty in a Glass Case, Selborne, index. #1925

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