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Butterflies Worth Knowing,
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Butterflies Worth Knowing,

By Weed, Clarence W.

USA: Nelson Doubleday, 1926. Hardcover. B001JB3C4A xiv, 286 pages. 8vo. Includes forty-eight plates, thirty-two of which are in color. Reprint of the 1917 first edition. "Discusses the more abundant and widely distributed butterflies of eastern North American from the point of view of their life histories and their relations to their surroundings. I have attempted to indicate the more important opportunities awaiting investigation." - Preface. Average wear to book which bears moisture marks on lower corner of about half the pages. Unmarked. Binding intact. Nice colour illustration on forest green front board. Above-average wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A delightful, informative and attractive vintage butterfly reference. . Good. 1926. Reprint.

$99.95

Food Plants of British Columbia Indians - Part 1/Coastal Peoples

By Turner, Nancy J.

Victoria: Province of British Columbia Department of recreat. Paperback. 0771988664 264 pages. Index. Glossary. Colour and black and white photos. Reference list. Printed on glossy stock. Errata slip affixed inside front cover. "Coastal Indians had an intimate knowledge of local flora, recognizing and using over 200 species of plants for food, medicine, and other purposes. Few if any plants could be described as being a staple food, but as both Indian myths and anthropological descriptions indicate, at certain times plants were an important supplement to native diet." - Foreword. Unmarked with average wear. Minor moisture exposure to bottom edge. A sound working copy of this wonderful reference. . Fair. 1975. First Edition.

$99.95

Plants of British Columbia: Scientific and Common Names of Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, and Lichens
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Plants of British Columbia: Scientific and Common Names of Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, and Lichens

By Klinka, Karel; Qian, Hong

Canada: UBC Press. Hardcover. 0774806524 534 pages. "Provides a complete, up-to-date, and synonymized checklist of all known vascular plants, bryophytes, and lichens found in British Columbia, Canada. A concise and coherent reference work for professionals, students, and the general public. Lists 4,349 species and 604 infraspecific taxa belonging to a total of 1,128 genera and 304 families of plants native to British Columbia, and 582 taxa exotic but naturalized in the province. Contains 16,919 scientific names(including both accepted names and synonyms) and 3,976 common names." - back board. Small address label atop front free endpaper, otherwise clean and unmarked with very light wear. An excellent copy. . Very Good. 1998. First Edition.

$129.95

Tree Guide - Trees East of the Rockies
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Tree Guide - Trees East of the Rockies

By Rogers, Julia Ellen

Garden City, USA: Doubleday, Page & Company. Paperback. 265 pages. Index. Illustrated in color and black and white from photographs. Reprint of the 1914 first edition. Oblong 3.25" x 5.5". Unmarked with somewhat above-average external wear. Binding intact. A worthy copy of this informative vintage pocket-sized guide. . Fair. 1916. Reprint.

$99.95

Pocket Guide to Trees and Shrubs in British Columbia
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Pocket Guide to Trees and Shrubs in British Columbia

By Garman, E. H.

British Columbia: British Columbia Forest Service. Paperback. B00K5B2N5E 137 pages. Index. Colour-photo plates. Name inside front cover, otherwise unmarked. Above-average external soiling and wear. Binding intact. A worthy vintage copy of this handy and informative reference. . Fair. 1963. Third Revised Edition.

$39.95

Trees of Greater Victoria : A Heritage
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Trees of Greater Victoria : A Heritage

By Chaster, Gerald D.; Ross, Douglas W.; Warren, W. Herbert

Victoria, B.C.: Victoria Heritage Tree Book Society. Paperback. 0969360304 96 pages. Index. Generously illustrated with maps and excellent colour photos. "What is a heritage tree? Why was it chosen? Where can one see them? This book provides answers to these and other questions. Emphasis is placed on the heritage characteristics of trees of Greater Victoria by providing background on the arboreal wealth, diversity, historical connections and origins of many outstanding specimens and groupings." - back cover. Unmarked. Somewhat above-average external wear. Binding intact. A sound copy of this wonderful guide. . Fair. 1988. First Edition.

$69.95

About Cetaceans An Update (Waters Journal of the Vancouver Aquarium)
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About Cetaceans An Update (Waters Journal of the Vancouver Aquarium)

By Proctor, Sharon (Editor)

Vancouver: Vancouver Public Aquarium Assoication. Paperback. B00IZHW1ZM 36 pages. Contents: Life in Water; The Origin of Cetaceans; Cetacean Social Organization and Behaviour; Aquatic Adaptations; New Ideas and Research on Cetaceans; Do Whales Navigate using the Earth's Magnetism?; The Cetacean Brain and Intelligence; Prey Capture by Toothed Whales - a stunning new idea; A closer look at the Cetacean stomach; About Cetacean hearing; The H.R. MacMillan Gallery of Whales. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. . Very Good. 1986. First Edition.

$39.95

Illustrated flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, (National Museum of Canada. Bulletin)
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Illustrated flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, (National Museum of Canada. Bulletin)

By Porsild, A. E

Ottawa: Queen's Printer]. Hardcover. B0007IW2WE 218 pages. Index. Profusely illustrated with line drawings. "A guide or manual to the 340 species and major geographical races of flowering plants and ferns that comprise the vascular flora as it is known at present of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. A glossary explains the meaning of all special botanical terms and an index is provided to species, illustrations, and maps." - from Introduction. Clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Binding tight. A quality copy. . Good. 1964. Second Edition Revised.

$129.95

Marine Animals and the Inuit / Waters - Journal of the Vancouver Aquarium, Volume 10, 1987
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Marine Animals and the Inuit / Waters - Journal of the Vancouver Aquarium, Volume 10, 1987

By Cavanagh, Deborah

Vancouver: Vancouver Public Acquarium Society in Stanley Park. Paperback. B009Z18NB8 36 pages. Illustrated in black and white. Contents: Marine Mammals - a cultural and economic resource for the future; The origin of the Narwhal - a myth; Hunting stories from Hall Beach; Starvation at Koluktoo Bay; Stalking Netsiq on the sea ice; Sound under the ice; Arctic marine mammals. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. . Very Good. 1987. First Edition.

$39.95

A Flyfishers Look at British Columbia's Mayfly Nymphs
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A Flyfishers Look at British Columbia's Mayfly Nymphs

By Kilburn, Jim

Canada: Self-Published. Plastic Comb. 32 pages. Black and white diagrams and maps. "Consolidates data concerning British Columbia's mayfly nymphs in the hope of assisting flyfishermen to identify the families, genera, and, in some cases, the species of immature mayflies indigenous to the province." - from page 2. Undated, perhaps circa 1995. Minor corrections hand-written on page 6, otherwise clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy of this informative reference. . Very Good. 1995. First Edition.

$99.95

Rare and Engangered Fishes and Marine Mammals of Canada: COSEWIC Fish and Marine Mammal Subcommittee Status Reports: IV, 1988
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Rare and Engangered Fishes and Marine Mammals of Canada: COSEWIC Fish and Marine Mammal Subcommittee Status Reports: IV, 1988

By Campbell, R.R.: Editor

Ottawa: Department of Fisheries and Oceans. Paperback. Pages 81-398. Includes 25 articles with title such as: Status of the Aurora Trout; Status of the Squanga Whitefish; Status of the redside Dace; Status of the Sea Mink; Status of the Stellar Sea Lion; Status of the Fin Whale; and many more. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Binding tight. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1988. First Edition.

$59.95

The Humpback Whales of Georgia Strait: Waters - Journal of the Vancouver Aquarium Volume 8, 1985
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The Humpback Whales of Georgia Strait: Waters - Journal of the Vancouver Aquarium Volume 8, 1985

By Proctor, Sharon: Editor

Vancouver, B.C.: Vancouver Public Aquarium Association. Paperback. 24 page booklet illustrated in black and white. The Georgia Strait whaling story is an interesting part of British Columbia's history. Whaling in the inside waters of B.C. was quite distinct and separate from that which occurred on the outer coast, and little has been published on the subject. Furthermore, not many people even know that at one time large humpback whales were a common sight in the Strait. As you will learn in this volume, it took amazingly little effort to kill them all off. Includes rare 1860s whaling photos. Sections are entitled 'Introducing the Humpbacks' by Roy Tanami, 'Humpbacks in our Strait' by Bill Merilees, 'Indian Whaling', 'Commercial Whaling Comes to the Strait', 'Whaling and the Hudson Bay Company', 'The First Big Onslaught: 1866 to 1873', 'Postscript: 1866 to 1873', 'Whaling from Nanaimo: The Second Onslaught', and 'What about a Humpback Comeback.' "On the up-trip of the Douglas, three whales went through Dodd Narrows in company with the steamer. They were rather more playful than was agreeable or safe. "One of the fellows, throwing himself full length into the air, washed the steamer's decks with the spray as he struck the water." - September 30,1871 (from the back cover) Clean, bright and unmarked with light wear. A nice copy. . Very Good. 1985. First Edition.

$39.95

Our wild orchids: Trails and portraits
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Our wild orchids: Trails and portraits

By Morris, Frank; Eames, Edward A.

New York: C. Scribner's Sons. Hardcover. B00085D8QA xxxi, [1], 464 pages. Index of common names. Index of Latin names. Glossary. 130 black and white plates. "Intended for amateurs like ourselves; lovers of outdoor life and the world of nature, drawn to the observation and study of wild flowers for their beauty as living things." - Author's Preface. "A popular treatise which embodies the results of recent research. Our native orchids are retreating before the advance of agriculture and some of them are already threatened with extinction. In making careful photographic records of the species in their natural environment, the authors have rendered a notable service to orchidology." - Foreword. Light wear to original green cloth-covered boards featuring bright gilt lettering upon front board and spine. Prior owner's name and date atop front free endpaper. Binding sound. . Good. 1929. First Edition.

$179.95

A Nature Guide for Farmers
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A Nature Guide for Farmers

By Wood, Kerry (Edgar Allardyce)

Canada: The H.R. Larson Publishing Company. Paperback. B002GW6CWU (5), 116 pages. Black and white illustrations plus centrefold photos. "Dealing with the Canadian Farmer's Pests and Pals among birds and animals seen daily on his home acres." - subtitle. "Reveals their evils and suggests control measures in the case of pests and hands out appreciation and protective encouragement in the case of pals." - from Introduction. Includes chapters on mice, beavers, hawks, snakes, robins, pocket gophers, gophers, bats, big game animals, skunks, and more. Apparently intended for younger readers but definitely informative for older readers too. Begins from the point that "it is no longer necessary for farmers to suspect and shoot at almost every wild creature that invades their home acres." - Introduction. Average wear and external soiling. Unmarked. A sound vintage copy of this interesting work. Peel (2) 4077. . Good. 1947. First Edition.

$49.95

Weeds of the Woods: Some Small Trees and Shrubs of New Brunswick
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Weeds of the Woods: Some Small Trees and Shrubs of New Brunswick

By Blouin, Glen

Canada: Natural Resources New Brunswick. Paperback. 0888388209 130 pages. Glossary. Bibliography. Profusely illustrated with colour photos. Printed upon glossy stock. "A pictorial guide to some of the 'weeds of the woods', species which are often overlooked by man." - from Foreword. Clean and unmarked with very light wear. Binding tight. A nice copy. . Very Good. 1984. First Edition.

$49.95

Status of the White-Throated Swift in British Columbia Wildlife Working Report No. WR-68  (QP #13963)
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Status of the White-Throated Swift in British Columbia Wildlife Working Report No. WR-68 (QP #13963)

By Summers, K.

Victoria: British Columbia / Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Paperback. 0772623767 viii, 14 pages. "The White-throated Swift (Aeronautes Saxatalis), is a breeding summer visitant of south-central British Columbia." - from abstract. Clean and unmarked with light wear. A quality copy. . Very Good. 1995. First Edition.

$39.95

Marine borers and wooden piling in British Columbia waters
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Marine borers and wooden piling in British Columbia waters

By Bramhall, G.

Ottawa: Queen's Printer]. Paperback. B007EJINEA 68 pages. Annotated bibliography. Printed upon glossy stock. Reproductions of many black and white photos. The indigenous species of marine borer in British Columbia waters are Bankia setacea and Limnoria Lignorum. Since 1960, Limnoria tripunctata and Teredo navalis have been discovered, and are believed to be recent arrivals. The biology of these animals is reviewed. The various methods used to protect marine structures in the nineteenth century are mentioned. Reasons for premature failure are discussed in some details, and good handling and construction practices are recommended. Includes service record of marine structures in British Columbia. - from Summary. Average wear. Unmarked. Top corner of last few pages clipped - text unaffected. Binding intact. A sound copy of this informative work. . Good. 1966. First Edition.

$69.95

A Guide to Zooplankton of the Northeastern Pacific Ocean: Circular No. 84
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A Guide to Zooplankton of the Northeastern Pacific Ocean: Circular No. 84

By LeBrasseur, R.; Fulton, J.

Nanaimo, BC, Canada: Fisheries Research Board of Canada - Pacific Oceanographic Group. Paperback. 34 pages. "Prepared in response to requests from schools and from ship's personnel for information on, and pictures of, the multitude of local marine zooplankton. A simple key and brief descriptions have been prepared to assist in their identification. Directions are included for collecting zooplankton, together with a list of books written for the public about the sea and its creatures." - from page 1. Average wear. Unmarked. A sound copy of this informative work. . Good. 1967. First Edition.

$69.95

Orchids Travel by Air: A Pictorial Safari
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Orchids Travel by Air: A Pictorial Safari

By Mulder, D.; Mulder-Roelfsema, Tineke

Netherlands: Amer Orchid Society. Hardcover. 9090036326 143 pages. Index of botanical terms. Profusely illustrated with color photos. "Deals with many many travels to foreign lands with orchid populations, laced with travel anecdotes, and sometimes elaborate field observations made and written in diaries on the spot." - from Foreword. Store stamp on page 5, otherwise clean and unmarked with light wear. Binding intact. A quality copy of this fascinating and beautiful work. . Very Good. 1990. First Edition.

$99.95

The Orchids of the Philippines
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The Orchids of the Philippines

By Cootes, Jim; Banks, David P.; Titmuss, David

U.S.A.: Timber Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. 0881925160 231 pages. Printed upon glossy stock. Generously illustrated with vivid color photography. "The most up-to-date and comprehensive work published on the indigenous orchids of the Philippine archipelago. Includes many rare and new species depicted for the first time. More than 300 species are described and illustrated in color photos." - from dust jacket. Light wear to clean and unmarked book. Moderate wear to dust jacket which is now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart cover. A quality copy of this magnificent work. . Very Good. 2001. First Edition.

$249.95

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