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Geography & Nature From Bruce McLeod


The End of Evolution: A Journey in Search of Clues to the Third Mass Extinction Facing Planet Earth

By Ward, Peter

NY: Bantam, 1995. FINE trade paperback. Clean, no markings, no creases, appears unread. 301 pages, index. Ward continues his exploration of the history of life and death on Earth. He focuses on two episodes of major extinctions in Earth's past, contending that humanity is now causing a third "mass extinction." . Soft Cover.


The Woodbook, The Complete Plates
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The Woodbook, The Complete Plates

By Hough, Romeyn Beck

Taschen , 2007 BRAND NEW Hardcover bound in pictorial boards in Brand New slipcase. 25th anniversary second edition of the author's The American Woods (1888-1913 ,1928). This monumental work contains photographic illustrations of original prepared specimins of the wood of 354 species and varieties, For each tree species (some of which are extinct) three diagnostically relevant sections (cross, radial and tangential) are illustrated, and each species is supplied with a brief descriptive portrait. This book is trilingual, with all text printed in English, French and German. 7.25" x 9.25", 800 pages, 354 color plates. Brand new. . Hard Cover.


Spring Again: And Other Poems (Signed)

By Nero, Robert

Toronto: Natural Heritage, 1997 Fine First Edition in illustrated covers. Dated, inscribed and signed by the author on the title page. Also includes three additional laid-in verses by the author. 6" x 9", 82 pages. Winner of the Doris Huestis Speirs Award and named as Fellow of the American Ornithologists' Union in 1996, Robert Nero of Winnipeg, Manitoba is well-known as an educator, naturalist and writer. This volume contains 81 nature poems inspired by Nero's perceptive observations of nature and human relationships. . Soft Cover.


The Mushroom Hunter's Field Guide: Revised and Enlarged

By Smith, Alexander H

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1974 NEAR-FINE 9th Printing, tall HC, 5.5" x 10.75", 264 pages, plus a section of color photographs. Lower corners gently bumped, otherwise fine. This unmarked volume is super clean and appears unhandled & unread. This book is considered to be the authoritative guide on hunting and collecting wild mushrooms. This revised edition has 89 new color plates and more than 200 black and white photographs. It was enlarged to include the descriptions of 188 species. It tells when, where and how to find edible mushrooms and how to avoid the poisonous ones. . Hard Cover.


Natural Hazards
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Natural Hazards

By Bryant, Edward A. (E.A.)

Cambridge University Press, 1992 VERY GOOD reprint, 8.25" x 11", 294 pages, illustrated with 180 maps, diagrams and photographs, index. A very nice copy with occasional highlighting and only occasional notes in pencil. - This interdisciplinary treatment of hazards and natural catastrophes explains how natural hazards occur, prediction methods, social impact and emergency responses. Hazards include tropical cyclones, tornadoes, large storms and winds, waves, sea-ice, sea-level rise, beach erosion, drought, floods, hail, lightning, snow, bush fires, earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami, lava flows, atmospheric changes, land instability. . Soft Cover.


Water-Powers of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta

By Denis, Leo G.; Challies, J.B

Commission of Conservation Canada, Committee on Waters and Water-Powers, 1916. VERY GOOD First Edition (1916 printing). A beautiful clean copy: crisp, no markings, solid binding, light wear to boards only. Dark green cloth with gold lettering, 8vo, 7" x 10", 334 pages, 42 photographic plates showing rivers and hydro-electric plants across Canada, 25 maps including both folding maps in the rear pocket (3 provinces & Yukon and Northwest Territories and Upper Bow River), appendices, index. - This detailed book outlines the water resources of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta regarding generation of hydro electricity. Rivers include Winnipeg, Red, Assiniboine, tributaries of Lake Winnipeg, Nelson River, tributaries of Hayes River, Saskatchewan, North Saskatchewan and tributaries, South Saskatchewan and tributaries, Milk, Bow River, Athabaska, Peace, Slave, Churchill, Mackenzie, Yukon, Coppermine, Hood Dubawnt, Ferguson, Kazan.. Hard Cover.


Canada Before Confederation, A Study in Historical Geography

By Harris, R. Cole; Warkentin, John

NY: Oxford University Press, 1974 VERY GOOD 3rd Printing softcover. Once part of the collection of a genealogical society, and marked as such on the spine, prelim pages and fore-edges. All text clean, tight, and unmarked. An excellent reading or study copy. Approx. 6" x 9", 338 pages, index, many maps, figures, illustrations, graphics and photos. This book tells of the changing landscape of Canada, from the time of the first European contacts at the end of the 15th century to Confederation in 1867. A remarkable variety of cultural groups experienced and molded the distinct geographical environments of Canada - Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario, the Western Interior, and British Columbia. The authors explain how and why the land was settled, regional varieties and some of the complex relationships between the settlers, bringing to the center of attention considerations that most historical studies relegate to the peripheries: the imprint of man on the land. . Soft Cover.


Africa, A Geography Reader

By Gregory, J.W.; Bowman, Isaiah (Editor)

NY: Rand McNally & Co., 1928 VERY GOOD First Edition HC, no DJ. Maroon & black boards with light rubbing at extremities, slight spine fading only. Square & solid, interiors clean & bright. From the collection of the Margaret Johnson Memorial Library, and marked as such on front endpapers only. A very nice copy for collectors.5.25" x 7.25", 456 pages, index, frontispiece, dozens of photos, 17 maps. . Hard Cover.


A River Runs North, Managing an International River

By Krenz, Gene; Leitch, Jay

Red River Water Resources Council, 1998 FINE 2nd Edition, with updated 1998 Addendum added to 1993 text. Previous owner's name written in top corner of front cover, otherwise unmarked. Pristine interiors. 5.5" x 8.25", 174 pages, illustrated with b&w photos and dozens of maps. 15 page 1998 addendum includes 1997 flood and developments at Devil's Lake, North Dakota since 1993. This volume includes history, geography and settlement of the Red River drainage system of North Dakota, Minnesota and Manitoba. Includes soil and water resources, drainage issues, how the management system works, recipe for sustained growth, etc. . Soft Cover.


Canadian Settlement Patterns

By Trussler, Lloyd G

Canada: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1977. VERY GOOD HC, an excellent ex-lib copy with normal library markings. Crisp, clean and solid interiors. 8.5" x 11", 28 pages, very well illustrated with many topographic maps in b&w and color, charts, full page aerial photographs. A study of the settlement geography of Canada. A review of the general distribution of Canadians in 1961 is followed by regional studies from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Aerial photos include Lunenberg, Nova Scotia - Yamaska River and Yamaska Mountain (St-Paul), Quebec - Wimot Township, Waterloo County, Ontario - Qu'Appelle Valley, Saskatchewan - Irrigation Farms in Osoyoos and area, British Columbia.. Hard Cover.


The Adirondack Park: A Wildlands Quilt

By McMartin, Barbara

Syracuse University Press, 1999 BRAND NEW First Edition (stated). Unmarked, pristine condition, gift quality. 8" x 10", 96 pages. One of the most respected authorities on the history and geography of the Adirondack region, award-winning author and conservationist Barbara McMartin focuses on the uniqueness of the 44 individual tracts that make up the 2.5 million acre Forest Preserve within the Adirondack Park. A tremendous book, a feature entitled "views and visits" give's readers an insider's advantage to making the most any Adirondack expedition. The book is generously interspersed with maps, photographs, and vivid geographic descriptions of the forst cover, lakes, mountains, and natural and human history. . Large Trade Paperback.


Valley of Grass: Tall Grass Prairie and Parkland of the Red River Region
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Valley of Grass: Tall Grass Prairie and Parkland of the Red River Region

By Chapman, Kim Alan; Fischer, Adelheid; Ziegenhagen, Mary Kinsella

St. Cloud, MN, USA: North Star Press, 1998 NEAR-FINE First Edition softcover. Crisp, clean, tight, unmarked, only a trace of wear to corners of front cover. 7" by 10", 122 pages, maps, b&w and color photographs. - This book won the Minnesota Book Award in 1998. It explains the prairie and parkland resources of the Red River region in Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba, Canada. With sound science and true stories, it documents the natural legacy of the tallgrass prairie and parkland grass. Optimistic, yet with a tone of urgency, the authors explain what can be done to save the tallgrass prairie and the birds, animals and plants that depend on the unique habitat. This book includes the Sheyenne Delta, the Agassiz Beach Ridges, the Tallgrass Aspen Parkland and the history of Red River floods. Highly recommended for farmers, conservationists, geologists and botanists. . Soft Cover.


The Gentians of Canada, Alaska and Greenland

By Gillett, John

Ottawa: Research Branch, Department of Agriculture, 1963 FINE First Edition HC. Publication 1180. Crisp, clean, no markings, no wear, appears unread. 8vo, 6.25" x 9.25", 99 pages, maps, dozens of b&w line drawings, glossary, references, index. A scientific study of the Gentianaceae family of herbs that are indigenous to North America. While the study is technically limited to Canada, Alaska and Greenland, the indtroduction notes that the natural range of many of the Gentiana species in this exceptional reference book extends south of Canada's borders into the USA. . Hard Cover.


Modern Concepts in Geomorphology (Science in Geography No. 6)

By McCullagh, Patrick

Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 1979. VERY GOOD 2nd printing. A lovely copy with excellent wraps, some highlighting in text, otherwise clean & tight. 6" by 9", 128 pages, b&w photos, diagrams. College level text includes recent advances in geomorphology, drainage basins, water storage and flow, slopes, periglacial and glacial landforms, process in warm arid and semi-arid areas, tides, waves and beaches. Examination questions, sources and index included.. Soft Cover.


Geographical Names of Manitoba
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Geographical Names of Manitoba

By Province of Manitoba

Manitoba Conservation, 2000. AS-NEW, 8.5" by 11", 323 pages, illustrated. Previous owner's name in 1st page only. Contains thousands of entries on the place names of the western Canadian province of Manitoba. Produced as a millenium project by the provincial government, this book is considered to be the most comprehensive source of place name origins in Manitoba.. Soft Cover.


The Fair Rivers of Southern England

By Allen, Fletcher; Scott, J. Dixon

London, UK: Frederick Muller Ltd., 1946. Very Good/Fair 3rd Edition (1st Ed. was published in 1943.) Crisp, clean, unmarked, all pages excellent. Slight fading at edges of cloth boards only. Clipped DJ has edge wear, neatly closed tears, light soiling. Includes map endpapers, 7 page introduction by Fletcher Allen, 128 photographs by J. Dixon Scott. An outstanding collection of early 20th century photos of rivers in South England.. Hard Cover.


Field Guide to the Native Trees of Manitoba

By Oswald, Edward T.; Nokes, Frank H

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Canadian Forestry Service - Dept. Of Fisheries and Forestry, 1970. VERY GOOD spiral-bound, 4.25" by 7", 68 pages, well illustrated with b&w photos and charts. Crisp, clean, tight, no markings, very nice. Field guide includes 8 coniferous trees and 16 deciduous trees, including types of cedar, fir, spruce, pine, tamarack, maple, ash, oak, elm, birch, plum, hop-hornbeam, hackberry, basswood, poplar, aspen, cottonwood and willow.. Soft Cover.


Seven Rivers of Canada

By MacLennan, Hugh

Toronto: Macmillan of Canada, 1961 NEAR-FINE/VERY GOOD First Edition, 1st Printing. Crisp & clean, square & solid, no bumps, unmarked, envelope taped to half-title page. NOT ex-lib. All pages FINE. Unclipped DJ has a trace of shelf-wear, three tiny closed tears. 6.25" by 9.25", 170 pages, 8 maps. Well-told history of seven storied rivers of Canada - The Mackenzie, St. Lawrence, Ottawa, Red, Saskatchewan, Fraser, St. John. "It is the story of a nation, a swift and memorable sequence of landscape, a window on the past, a portrait of the writer himself. History, geology, personal anecdote, geography, classical allusion are woven together in a single fabric, changeable, fascinating and haunting as the rivers themselves.". Hard Cover.


The West Country
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The West Country

By Gill, Crispin

Edinburgh & London: Oliver and Boyd, 1962 NEAR-FINE/VERY GOOD+ First Edition, 1st Impression of this book about Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. Nearly perfect maroon and white boards, square and solid binding, all 63 pages crisp & clean. Excellent unclipped DJ has no tears, no chipping. 7.5" by 10", nine page introduction plus one page of text opposite each of the 24 color plates. Photos include: Bristol Docks, The Avon Gorge, Church Steps Minehead, Selworthy, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Lyme Regis, Exeter Cathedral, Torre Abbey Sands Torquay, Brixham, Hound Tor Dartmoor, Woody Bay near Lynmouth, Salcombe, Stokenham, Plymouth From Smeaton's Tower, Looe, Polperro, Bedruthan Steps, Newquay, Portloe, Coverack, St. Michael's Mount, Mousehole, and Land's End.. Hard Cover.


The New World and the Old: Human Geography By Grades: Book Five

By Fairgrieve, James ; Young, Ernest

NY: D. Appleton and Co., 1926 VERY GOOD Hardcover. Beautiful bright boards, only light rubbing at extremities, school stamp on prelim pages, illustrated. 5.25" x 7.5", 464 pages. Volume 5 of "Human Geography by Grades" includes Hawaii, Alaska and Greenland, French and English in Eastern Canada, Western Canada, Mexico and the Indians, the Amazon, Andes, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Latin America, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Western Africa, Nile Valley, Capetown, Eurasia, Northern Asia, India China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines.. Hard Cover.