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Earthquake Country : How, Why and Where Earthquakes Strike in California
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Earthquake Country : How, Why and Where Earthquakes Strike in California

By Iacopi, Robert

Lane Books, 1978-01-01. Paperback. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Good. General used condition. Evident wear. Text block clean and unmarked. Tight binding.

$4.71

The USA Today Weather Book: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to the USA's Weather
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The USA Today Weather Book: An Easy-to-Understand Guide to the USA's Weather

By Raphael Sagalyn, Inc

Vintage, 1997-05-05. Paperback. Very Good. 0679736697 From Publishers WeeklyThe oft-disparaged USA Today has influenced the American press most notably in its thorough, graphic approach to weather. This book, written by the founding editor of the newspaper's weather page and illustrated by its artists, taps that expertise. Useful both as a reference work and a browse, the book presents a wealth of information, making complex ideas--such as why wind directions change with altitude--accessible through colorful maps and graphics. Chapters cover everything from storms to droughts, with a look at weather forecasting as well as the diversity of our country's weather. The chapters include interesting tidbits such as the effect of heat on an airplane's takeoff distance and the importance of seeking higher ground during a flood. Boxed sidebars examine weather disasters and profile weather scientists such as Jack Parrish, who flies into hurricanes to study them. In the margins Williams offers weather factoids such as Eskimo names for snow. Only infrequently does the newspaper's cutesy style grate, such as in a graphic headlined "Inside the Sun: Our Life-Giving Inferno." Included are a glossary and weather record for all 50 states.Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.From Library JournalMost people are familiar with the colorful maps and other graphics used on the weather page of USA Today . This book, by one of the founders of that page, supplies the background to better understand weather maps and a multitude of weather phenomena. As one might expect, the illustrations are outstanding and the text is readable and up to date. But the text is meaty as well. This is a very good detailed introduction to the field, complementary to David M. Ludlum's The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Weather (Knopf, 1991). The only negative aspect of the book is its narrow inner margins, making rebinding a problem. Recommended for public and high school libraries.- Joseph Hannibal, Cleveland Museum of Natural HistoryClean, tight and unmarke; slight corner bump.

$6.01

Fire of Life: The Smithsonian Book of the Sun
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Fire of Life: The Smithsonian Book of the Sun

By Smithsonian Institution

Smithsonian Inst Pr, 1981-03-01. Hardcover. Very Good. 0895990067 VG/VG. Clean, tight and unmarked save price information. Slight wear to dustjacket.

$3.01

The Columbia Powerhouse of the West
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The Columbia Powerhouse of the West

By Morgan, Murray

Superior, 1949-01-01. Hardcover. Good. First Edition. 1949. 295 pps. Clean, tight and unmarked with gift inscription on the half-title page. Torn and wrinkled dust jacket. Shelfwear, slightly cocked. Tight binding. NO underlining or highlighting. Tight binding.

$10.90

Our Common Birds and How To Know Them Ninth Edition by Grant, John B. by Grant, John B

By Grant, John B

Charles Scribner. Good. Good/No Jacket 24mo - over 5'' - 5'' tall Ex-Library c. 1891, green bds., illus., 224pp., (wear to head+heel of spine+edges+corners, bds.discolored, page 13 torn at upper edge which has been taped, bds.soiled, lt.scratch marks on bds.)

$6.94

BIRDS OF CANADA New and Revised Edition

By TAVERNER, P.A.; Brooks, Allan; Hennessey, F.C. [Illustrator]

The Musson Book Company, 01/01/53 12:00 AM. Hardcover. Good. Hardcover with dustjacket, published 1953. c.1940,1937 (revised edition). red cloth. 446 pp. + plates./color and b&w; end maps in color. G+ (ink name, fep; edges spotted)/G+ (DJ lt. chips).

$7.99

Kakteen. Anleitung zur Kultur und Kenntnis der wichtigsten eingef?锟絟rten Arten. Mit 105 Abbildungen [= Illustrierte Handb?锟絚her sukkulenter Pflanzen] by Berger, Alwin by Berger, Alwin
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Kakteen. Anleitung zur Kultur und Kenntnis der wichtigsten eingef?锟絟rten Arten. Mit 105 Abbildungen [= Illustrierte Handb?锟絚her sukkulenter Pflanzen] by Berger, Alwin by Berger, Alwin

By Berger, Alwin

Eugen Ulmer, 1929-01-01. Hardcover. Good. pp. viii, 346, (2, adv.), 105 text-illustrations, 8vo, cloth with mounted photo-plate.Text block is loose from the binding, but complete. Embossed by previous owner. Dustjacket chows wear, chipping and a few minor tears. Now protected by clear archival sleeve.

$50.99

Our Natural History
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Our Natural History

By Botkin, Daniel B

Putnam Adult, 1995-05-09. Hardcover. Like New. 0399140484 Daniel Botkin sets out to cover the same ground Meriwether Lewis and William Clark did in their 1804-1806 survey of the Missouri River. He maintains that their careful observations on the native species, landscapes, and human residents of that great stretch of country should serve as models for avoiding "a glamorized utopian vision of nature" and seeing the landscape for what it really is. "One of the ways our knowledge of nature has changed since the time of Lewis and Clark," he writes, "is that the field of statistics has developed, and we can state our errors quantitatively." Not so much exploring as following old paths, we can also gather data more thoroughly than did our ecologist predecessors, knowing a little better what it is we are looking for. Botkin does just that in long discussions of salmon ecology and the mismanagement of natural resources. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. From Publishers Weekly This intriguing volume begins with Lewis and Clark's search for a pass in the Rocky Mountain wilderness; it ends with the author's search for original prairie in Omaha, Nebraska. Botkin (Discordant Harmony: A New Ecology for the Twenty-first Century) describes the American West as seen by Lewis and Clark in 1804-06 and compares it with today's West as shaped by industrial civilization. It is a unique picture of frontier wilderness, interwoven with Botkin's own perspective on nature. He maintains that our present approach to environmental issues is based on faulty beliefs, mythologies and religious convictions. The records of Lewis and Clark are valuable for helping us understand what nature was like before we changed it. Botkin notes that we rarely approach conservation with the methodical intensity found in the explorers' journals. He has given us a fresh and welcome perspective on that historic expedition. BOMC selection. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Botkin, president of the Center for the Study of the Environment and director of the Program on Global Change at George Mason University, examines the journals of Lewis and Clark to understand change in nature. His question is "What was nature like before modern, technological civilization?" For people to have a better, more secure future, Botkin asserts that they must understand their relationship with the environment. They must know not only their own history but the history of nature as well. Addressing timeless topics, Botkin blends the historic past with the newsworthy present to offer solutions for the future. Recommended for all libraries. Patricia Owens, Wabash Valley Coll., Mt. Carmel, Ill. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Booklist Botkin, a distinguished biologist, naturalist, and prolific author, believes that our limited and outmoded conception of nature is at the root of our environmental problems. We have all the science and technology we need for coping with such dire situations as the destruction of forests and the extinction of species, but we lack the kind of perspectives and ideas that would enable us to use this knowledge productively. Botkin's quest for a viable natural history led him to the exhaustive chronicles of the remarkable Lewis and Clark expedition. Lewis, Clark, and company conducted a 7,000-mile odyssey and methodically observed, collected, measured, and mapped under the most demanding and exhausting of circumstances. Botkin puts their precious and amazingly detailed information to brilliant use as he compares their world with ours. His discussions of the fate of rivers, grizzlies, buffaloes, wolves, salmon, forests, prairies, and the people who called this "wilderness" home for centuries are hard hitting and provocative. We can only hope that books like this will steer us toward a more respectful and environmentally sound way of life. Donna Seaman Book Description Often referred to as America's national epic of exploration, the 28-month Lewis and Clark expedition was certainly America's greatest odyssey. Commissioned in 1804 by Thomas Jefferson, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark set off on the greatest wilderness trip ever recorded. Beginning in St. Louis, they navigated up the Missouri River and through the prairies, enduring a winter with the Mandan Indians in North Dakota, reaching the summit of the Rocky Mountains and then following the Columbia River to their final destination, the Pacific Ocean. Trained in natural history and in the methods of collecting plant and animal samples, Lewis and Clark carefully and meticulously recorded the conditions of the rivers, prairies, forests, mountains, and wildlife of pre-industrial America. Now, in this new edition of Our Natural History, Daniel B. Botkin, a distinguished botanist and naturalist, re-creates the grand journey--taking us on an exciting ecological adventure back to the landscape of the great American West. In retracing their steps, Botkin reveals what this western landscape actually looked like and how much it's been changed by modern civilization and technology. With fresh insight, Botkin shows us that from the explorers' observations, we can learn much about the environment of our past, our environment today, and what our environment might be in the future. Now with a new Afterword marking the 200th anniversary of the expedition, this timely and thought-provoking book captures our imagination and stimulates our sentiment with lessons about our environment and our place within it. Our Natural History offers a stunning and rare portrait of the rugged, beautiful, disappearing wilderness of the American West. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Condition: ex-library with usual markings, otherwise clean and tight with library protective sleeve on dustjacket.

$5.37

BIRDS IN YOUR BACK YARD Native Birds in Their Haunts with a Check List for Sangamon County by Eifert, Virginia S by Eifert, Virginia S
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BIRDS IN YOUR BACK YARD Native Birds in Their Haunts with a Check List for Sangamon County by Eifert, Virginia S by Eifert, Virginia S

By Eifert, Virginia S

Illinois State Museum, 1945-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. nd ed. [published date: 1945] Hardcover ill.w/b&w draw. 238p index 8vo cloth. Price slipping/markouts on the first two pages. Else clean and unmarked with tanned pages and slight shelfwear.

$5.99

Great Rivers of the World by National Geographic Society by National Geographic Society
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Great Rivers of the World by National Geographic Society by National Geographic Society

By National Geographic Society

National Geographic Society. Like New. Clean, tight copy in mylar sleeve.

$20.99

This Bright Land by Atkinson, Brooks by Atkinson, Brooks
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This Bright Land by Atkinson, Brooks by Atkinson, Brooks

By Atkinson, Brooks

Doubleday, 1972-01-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Clean, tight copy with VG dustjacket. Family Bookshelf Edition. Price markdown penned on flyleaf.

$2.99