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The Log of the Sun. A Chronicle of Nature's Year.

By: Beebe, William

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Garden City: 1927

Edition: Later Edition

Seller ID: 1816

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info

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Scientific Explanation. A Study of the Function of Theory, Probability and Law in Science. Based Upon the Tarner Lectures 1946.

By: Braithwaite, Richard Bevan

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York and London, Cambridge University Press: 1957

Edition: Second American Printing

Seller ID: 1527

Condition: 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 theoretica... View more info

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Get a Grip on Genetics (Get a Grip on...Series)

By: Brookes, Martin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Alexandria, VA, U.S.A., Time-Life Education, Incorporated: 1998

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1342

ISBN: 073700035X

Condition: Fine


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... View more info

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Get a Grip on Evolution (Get a Grip on...Series)

By: Burnie, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Alexandria, VA, U.S.A., Time-Life Education, Incorporated: 1998

Seller ID: 1343

ISBN: 0737000368

Condition: Fine


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 con... View more info

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Pennsylvania Beekeeping. Circular 544.

By: Clarke, W.W.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania Cooperative Extension Service:

Seller ID: 1895

Condition: 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,... View more info

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Where Evolution and Religion Meet

By: Coulter, John M. And Coulter, Merle C.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Co.: 1924

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 2381

Condition: 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..... View more info

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The Scallop. Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind

By: Cox, Ian. Editor

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, The Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited: 1957

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2345

Condition: 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 Symbo... View more info

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Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.

By: Cox, Jeff.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Rodale Press/St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1778

ISBN: 0878579117

Condition: Very Good+


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; Creati... View more info

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Landscaping With Nature. Using Nature's Design to Plan Your Yard.

By: Cox, Jeff.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Emmaus, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Rodale Press/St. Martin's Press: 1991

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 1892

ISBN: 0878579117

Condition: Very Good+


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; Landscap... View more info

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The Doctrine of Evolution. Its Basis and Scope.

By: Crampton, Henry Edward

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New York, The Columbia University Press: 1911

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1916

Condition: 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. ... View more info

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An Introduction to Plant Physiology.

By: Curtis, Otis F. And Clark, Daniel G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Co.: 1950

Seller ID: 918

Condition: 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, appen... View more info

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Vanilla : Travels in Search of the Ice Cream Orchid

By: Ecott, Tim

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Grove Press: 2004

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 1729

ISBN: 0802117759

Condition: Fine


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. View more info

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The Endangered Species Act Protects US. Going on the Offensive. Communicating a Winning Message for Strengthening the Endangered Species Act.

By: Endangered Species Coalition

Price: $10.00

Publisher: USA, Endangered Species Coalition:

Seller ID: 2303

Condition: 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... View more info

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Fresh Cuts : Unexpected Arrangements With Branches, Buds and Blooms

By: Gal, Edwina Von

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Artisan (A Division of Workman Publishing): 2004

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 1726

ISBN: 1579652662

Condition: Fine


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... View more info

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Flyaway. How a Wild Bird Rehabber Sought Adventure and Found Her Wings.

By: Gilbert, Suzie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, HarperCollins: 2009

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 2442

Condition: Fine


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 de... View more info

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The Woody Iridaceae. Nivenia, Klattia & Witsenia. Systematics, Biology & Evolution.

By: Goldblatt, Peter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Oregon, Timber Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1040

ISBN: 0881922331

Condition: Near Fine


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 (sp... View more info

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Mistletoes of North American Conifers. General technical report of the Rocky Mountain Research Station : GTR-98 [USDA]

By: Hawksworth, Frank G. Delbert Wiens, John A. Muir, Simon F. Shamoun, Laura E DeWald, Ignacio Vazquez Collazo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (Rocky Mountain Research Service, Colorado): 2002

Seller ID: 1619

Condition: 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, Scient... View more info

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All About Horses.

By: Henry, Marguerite

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York, Random House, NY. (1967): 1967

Edition: No Later Printings Indicated.

Seller ID: 368

Condition: Very Good


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 tradi... View more info

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The Earth Dwellers. Adventures in the Land of Ants.

By: Hoyt, Erich

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster.: 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 582

ISBN: 0684810867

Condition: Fine


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 0684810... View more info

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Birds and Man.

By: Hudson, William Henry

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf (Turnbull and Spears, London): 1920

Edition: No Additional Printings Stated

Seller ID: 1925

Condition: 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... View more info