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Birds of Prey of Australia, The: A Field Guide to Australian Raptors

By Debus, Stephen

Oxford University Press, 1998. Birds of Prey of Australia, The: A Field Guide to Australian Raptors by Debus is less than 500g &152pp of excellent avian reference.. Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. 19.5 Cm.

$31.56

Platypus

By Moyal, Ann

Allen & Unwin, 2002. A superabundance of detail on the biology of the platypus, which made its debut European appearance as a hide preserved in a keg of spirits—and landed smack in the middle of the scientific debate over the classification of species, confounding naturalists throughout the 19th century. In the era that was “destined to become the great century of classification and the decoding of the complex, and diversifying, book of Nature,” the platypus proved a tantalizing puzzle. Moyal, scientific historian and founder of the Independent Scholars’ Association of Australia, has found an object worthy of obsession in the history of the “elusive duck-bill mole.” With admirable focus, she has devoted herself to teasing out the theories and general bewilderment that the platypus engendered in the European and Australian naturalist communities, and through scientists’ efforts and opinions, Moyal provides a fount of information about the habits and behavior of the shy creature. reviewer says >>> "The Extraordinary Story of How a Curious Creature Baffled the World" The Australian author shows great affection for this skittish, shy mammal who has fur, lays eggs, nurses its young and has a bill like a duck. Darwin figured it out. 226 crisp pp & less than 500g to post. . Softcover. Excellent/None issued. 20.5cm.

$19.64

Extinct Birds

By Fuller, Errol

Oxford University Press, 2000. Extinct Birds by Fuller is 391pp + index, 1.8 kg to post, We learn from an early age that nothing is quite so dead as a dodo. We've heard stories of flocks of passenger pigeons once darkening the skies over North America, only to be reduced to a single bird, Martha, who perished in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1914. Errol Fuller's gloriously illustrated Extinct Birds provides details of the natural history and fates of more than 80 species of birds now believed to be gone forever. In a lively, compelling style, Fuller conveys accurate scientific and historical information about the lives, times, and disappearances of bird species since 1600. Fuller's species accounts are vivid reminders of what birds, precisely, the world has already lost. The physical evidence provided by preserved specimens is given narrative texture with Fuller's use of eyewitness accounts of the lives (and, in many cases, the last days) of bird species from all over the world. Nearly all the accounts in Extinct Birds are illustrated with breathtaking color plates, many by artists, including Audubon, Keulemans, and Lear, who had the advantage of working from fresh specimens or even from living birds. These paintings, beautiful in their own right, are also primary sources of scientific knowledge. Birds for which appropriate illustrations did not already exist are shown in new paintings produced especially for this book.The revised edition of Extinct Birds includes several species—among them three from North America—not covered in the original 1987 edition. More happily, two species have been rediscovered in the intervening years, and several others in danger of being declared extinct have been located again. By describing in words and pictures the beauty and diversity of those birds already lost to extinction, Fuller inspires us to do what we can to prevent future editions of Extinct Birds from drawing new chapters from the field guides of today. reviewer says >>> A catalog of birds which have gone extinct mostly since the 1600s, this book is interesting to the layperson as well as the ornithologist. The author includes interesting vignettes about the personalities and people who discovered and collected these birds and also interesting historical information about the areas where the birds resided. Lavish illustrations make the book worth checking out just for the pictures, but the text is worth reading. Non-specialists should feel free to skip over the technical parts, but don't miss the chance to discover interesting trivia about these creatures and the humans who studied them.. Hard Boards. Excellent/Very Good/Very Good.

$59.62

Bedouin Jewellery in Saudi Arabia

By Heather Colyer Ross

Switzerland: Arabesque, 1996. 128pp with a vg bibliography, glossary & annotations of methods etc. Closed tear to dj at spine bottom (mayhaps a cranky camel??) Chapters on types of jewellery, history, regional influences, techniques, materials & of course wonderful photography. Approx 1 kg carded packed for post. Oblong book 23H x 30W. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 23.5cm.

$31.56

Mayan Dream Walk: Literate Shamanism in the Yucatan

By Richard Luxton with Pablo Balam

UK: Rider, 1981. Paperback, 247 pages. Published by Rider, United Kingdom, 1981. Good condition - cover has light crease to lower right corne, no previous ownership marks, pages are clean and tight. The story of Mayan hieroglyphic writing remembered and interpreted by a contemporary Mayan Indian, don Pablo Balam. Balam’s words are the only explanation of Mayan sacred writing given to outsiders since the pre-Columbian culture was repressed by the Spanish invaders. The mysterious hieroglyphs can only be read shamanically. This book tells of an initiation into a shamanic way of life which has continued regardless of 400 years of European repression. It also tells the story of a neglected people living in the shadows of a ruined past. Scarce book.. Papeback. Good/None issued. 21.5cm.

$26.65

Bruchko

By Olson, Bruce

USA: Creation House, 1996. 202pp, crease to upper right corner, Fascinating story of a young man who feels called to evangelize the Motilone Indians in Columbia. At nineteen he strikes out for the jungle--endures much hardship, but is stubborn beyond belief... His sixth sense about not bringing Western civilization along with his spiritual beliefs is beautiful. An incredible glimpse inside another world. All pp clean, owner name page1.. Papeback. Good/None issued. 22.5cm.

$10.52

Irian Jaya

By Campbell, Julie

Scotland: Tynron Press Ltd,, 1991. First Edition First Printing. 29 Cms x 22 Cms. A fascinating history and study of the remote Indonesian provence of Iranian Jaya where up to 1970 tribal warfare was still a way of life and headhunting was not unknown. With new immigrants and mining and logging companies moving in this book captures the area and people before too much change has occured. 180 pages with very informative text and 250 colour photographs plus many line drawings. A beautiful and interesting book in very bright condition, reverse of first title page has a child's inscription to her aunt Melanie.. 10th. Hard Cover. Excellent/Very Good. 29cm.

$52.61

TREE BY TOLKIEN

By Wilson Colin

Village Press, 1974. Very Good/Good condition. An overview of Tolkien's popularities in the 1960s, detailing the nature of his work, the social environment in which it flourished, and its influence on literary genre.. Reprint. Pictorial Card Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.06

ONE COUNTRY: A BOLD PROPOSAL TO END THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN IMPASSE

By Abunimah Ali

Metropolitan Books, 2006. As New condition. "A creative, provocative approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict- one state for two peoples- that is sure to touch nerves on all sides.". First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.06

THEIR DARKEST HOUR: PEOPLE TESTED IN THE EXTREME IN WWII

By Rees Laurence

Ebury Press, 2007. Very Good condition.. First Thus. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.43

IVORY BASEMENT LEADERSHIP: POWER AND INVISIBILITY IN THE CHANGING UNIVERSITY
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IVORY BASEMENT LEADERSHIP: POWER AND INVISIBILITY IN THE CHANGING UNIVERSITY

By Eveline Joan

University of Western Australia Press, Australia, 2004. Very Good condition. "Of urgent concern are the deteriorating standards, fewer jobs, waning professional prestige and continuing inequity. Leadership in the tower is easy to spot. It is hierachical, detached and mostly male. In this highly readable book, Joan Eveline turns her acute gaze to the ivory basement, where the workers, mostly women, are struggling against a greedy organisation that cannibalises their efforts and energy.". First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.04

THE ANGEL OF GROZNY: INSIDE CHECHNYA

By Seierstad Asne

Virago, 2008. As New condition. "The tragedy in Chechnya has continued but the world has moved on, its attention on other conflicts. In a broken and devastated society she (Asne Seierstad) meets the orphans, the wounded, the lost. And she meets the children of Grozny, those who will shape their country's future. What happens to a child who grows up surrounded by war, who grows accustomed to violence? Whose childhood is ruined?. First Thus. Soft Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$19.64

MALAYSIA IN FOCUS

By McKie Ronald

Angus & Robertson, 1963. Good condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.31

SOUNDINGS IN MODERN SOUTH ASIAN HISTORY

By Low D.A. (ed)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1968. Very Good/Good condition.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good/Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.92

JIVING AT THE CROSSROADS
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JIVING AT THE CROSSROADS

By Waters John

The Blackstaff Press, 1992. Very Good condition.. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.01

THE REINVENTION OF WORK: A NEW VISION OF LIVELIHOOD FOR OUR TIME
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THE REINVENTION OF WORK: A NEW VISION OF LIVELIHOOD FOR OUR TIME

By Fox Matthew

HarperSanFrancisco, 1994. Very Good condition. "Now, controversial author and radical priest Matthew Fox explores one focal point of our lives- work. Fox challenges the notion that unemployment is acceptable in a postindustrial era and indicates new directions for reinventing work.". First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall.

$20.34

COMRADES: PORTRAITS OF SOVIET LIFE
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COMRADES: PORTRAITS OF SOVIET LIFE

By Bookbinder A, Lichtenstein O. And Denton R

BBC Books, 1986. Very Good condition.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

FACING MOUNT KENYA

By Kenyatta Jomo

Heinemann Kenya, 1988. Very Good condition.. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$10.52

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

By Hadfield Miles and John

Cassell, 1961. Very Good condition. An enchanting book that delves into the history and symbolism of Christmas, both of Christian and Pagan origin, focusing on traditions and customs that relate to all twelve days of Christmas.. first Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.06

SELECTED STORIES OF LU HSUN

By Hsun Lu

Foreign Languages Press, 1972. Very Good condition. No inscription. Clean and unmarked boards. Clean compressed page edge. Unclipped dustjacket protected in removable mylar sleeve.. Third Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.82

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