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Where Do Camels Belong?: Why Invasive Species Aren't All Bad

by Ken Thompson

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2014-09
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9781771640961
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author put forward an array of nnarratives to explore what he sees as the crucial question - why only a minority of introduced species succeed, and why so few of the go on to cause trouble. He also discusses whether our fears could be getting in the way of conserving biodiversity and responding to climate change. 262… Read more
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Condition: clean copy, facsimile edition, due to the very old age and scarcity of the book, many of the pages maybe hard to read diue to the blurring of the original text, possible missing pages, missing text and other issues beyond the control of the publisher. Content: Published posthumously in 1803, this poem by the grandfather of Charles Darwin, it anticipates… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author leads readers on adventures physical and philosophical as he explores how and why invasive species are hijacking ecosystems around the globe. Weaving science, travel, history, and humour with diverse examples to chart and describe the phases of species invasion and human response, he introduces field researchers and managers who seek to understand the biological, social,… Read more
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The New Savory Wild Mushroom

by Margaret; Stuntz, Daniel E McKenny

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Published
1994
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Good
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9781550541793
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$10.22

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Condition: clean copy. Content: Field guide to mushrooms of the American pacific northwest. Colour photographs of each species of wild mushrooms, measurements in inches, each mushroom's edible or poisonous qualities clearly described, both common and Latin name given for each species. 250 pages, selected bibliography, index.
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Alfred Russel Wallace: A Life

by Peter Raby

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Published
2001-08
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9780691006956
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This biography of Alfred Russel Wallace traces the development of one of the most remarkable scientific travelers, naturalists, and thinks of the 19th century. The author reveals his subject as a courageous, unconventional explorer and a man of exceptional humanity. He draws extensively on Wallace's correspondence and offers a revealing yet balanced account between the… Read more
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Teach Yourself Bee-Keeping.

by Schofield A. Norman

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Published
1973
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9780340055205
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book has been written as a clear and concise guide to the art of keeping bees. Complete with helpful illustrations, the text thoroughly covers the many aspects of apiarism, ranging from the setting up of a hive to the diseases of bees.152 pages, books of reference.
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book will provide a step-by-step guide to looking after mason bees, help you choose the nest type most suitable for your garden, help to interpret the bee's behavior at the nest. 80 pages, guide to further reading, index.
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A Short History of the Honey Bee:

by E Readicker-Henderson

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Published
2009-05
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ISBN
9780881929423
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book weds Ilona's photography to E, Readicker-Henderson's information-rich text about the alchemy of bees, flowers, and honey, while underscoring the impending threats to this incredibly valuable insect. 164 pages, bibliography.
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Keeping Bees (Green Guides)

by Claire Waring Pam Gregory

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Published
2011
ISBN
9781847869852
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$8.58

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Condition: clean copy. Content: Written by expert beekeepers, this complete guide will cover all facets of beekeeping for the budding bee lover, including: proper preparations and practical applications; detailed overview of the bee lifecycle; guided processes; helpful hints and explanations; troubleshooting section that handles mites, weak colonies, and disease. 256 pages, websites and further reading, index.
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Keeping Bees in Towns and Cities

by Luke Dixon

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Published
2012-09
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Good
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9781604692877
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$9.81

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Condition: clean copy. Content: The author shares his experience in this account that described how urban bees enjoy excellent health, help pollinate plants, produce rich and plentiful honey, and make for a rewarding hobby. 184 pages, index.
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The Practical Beekeeper

by Michael Bush

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Published
2011-06
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Good
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9781614760610
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This book is about how to keep bees in a natural and practical system where they do not require treatments for pests and diseases and only minimal interventions. It is also about simple practical beekeeping. It is about reducing your work. It is not a main-stream beekeeping book. Many of the concepts are contrary to 'conventional' beekeeping.… Read more
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Harmonic Farming: Bees

by Werner M Gysi

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Published
2011
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Good
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9781896424057
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Condition: new. Content: This comprehensive compilation of the author's experience will serve both as a manual for beginning beekeeping and a reference guide for advanced beekeepers who wish to practice ecologically responsible beekeeping, using a holistic approach rather than chemical treatments. With over 70 illustrations and an extensive index, this book transforms a complex subject into an easy to understand undertaking.… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Discover: What you need to get started; a how-go-guide to the art of beekeeping and how to set up,, care for, and harvest honey ; the best place to locate your bee colonies for their safety and yours, and how to landscape to screen them from neighbors; Organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, from… Read more
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$10.22
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Simple, challenging, real-life experiences showing how animals communicate with each other and with people who understand them. 158 pages.
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H is for Hawk

by Helen Macdonald

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Published
2015
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Good
ISBN
9780670069552
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Condition: clean copy. Content: This is the record of a spiritual journey - an unflinching honest account of the author's struggle with grief during the difficult process of the hawk's taming and her own untaming. At the same time, it's a kaleidoscopic biography of the brilliant and troubled novelist T. H. White. Tt's a book about memory, nature and nation, and… Read more
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The Natural History of Selborne (Oxford World's Classics)

by Gilbert White

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Published
2016
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9780198737759
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Condition: clean copy. Content: Gilbert White's 'The Natural History of Selborne [1789] reveals a world of wonders in nature. Over a period of twenty years, White describes in minute detail the behavior of animals through the changing seasons in the rural Hampshire parish of Selhorne. He notes everything from the habits of an eccentric tortoise to the mysteries of bird migration… Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: In 1848 British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace set off for Brazil where he was to spend four years exploring the wildest parts of the Amazon basin. This is an account of his adventures. It describes the triumphs and disasters and the discoveries that were to lead him to one of the biggest and most controversial ideas of… Read more
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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

by Annie Dillard

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Published
June 12, 2007
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Good
ISBN
9780061233326
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Condition: clean copy. Content:The author's personal narrative of one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer the author stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water… Read more
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The Living Beach

by Silver Donald Cameron

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Published
1999
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Good
ISBN
9780771576393
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Condition: clean copy. Content:'Silver Donald Cameron is in peak form as he recounts sea stories mixed with science. His vivid character sketches - gathered from a North American beach odyssey - lep off the page.' … Read more
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Condition: clean copy. Content: facsimile edition of the 1897 publication. 182 pages, index.
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