Sign In | Register

Nature, Natural History ~Environment, Conservation, Ecology From The Parnassus BookShop


RECENT ARRIVALS


The Earth Speaks: An Acclimatization Journal
seller photo

The Earth Speaks: An Acclimatization Journal

By VAN MATRE, STEVE and WEILER, BILL

Greenville, West Virginia, USA: Institute for Earth Education, 1983. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Gwen Frostic. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. In this book, the earth's voice has been captured in the words and images of those who have listened with their hearts--Thoreau, John Muir, John Burroughs, Joseph Wood Krutch, Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson, Sigurd Olson, Edward Abbey, Loren Eiseley, and many others. Cover and frontsipiece by Jan Muir. Illustrations are reproductions of wood engravings by Gwen Frostic. Clean and unmarked wrappers with light wear to edges and a scuff at the rear spine heel. Tight glued binding. Former owner inscription on inside of front cover. 186 pages. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. 1983, Institute for Earth Education, Greenville, West Virginia, USA

$4.62

The Arena of Life: The Dynamics of Ecology
seller photo

The Arena of Life: The Dynamics of Ecology

By Milne, Lorus and Margery

Garden Ciry, NY: Doubleday/Natural History Press, 1971. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hard Back First Doubleday/Natural History Press Printing. Hardcover Book and Jacket in Very Good Condition. Over 260 outstanding illustrations and diagrams supplement the text throughout. The well-known husband and wife team of biologists and naturalists, Dr. Lorus Milne and Dr. Margery Milne explain the dynamics of ecology in sufficient depth to serve both the serious student and the general reader, bringing into play a dozen disciplines, from climatology to biogeography. They explore the all-important cycle in which plants utilize solar energy to create organic compounds, which are used by animals and ultimately broken down by bacteria. They make it abundantly clear why man cannot afford to dump into the environment more than the natural cycle can handle. They examine the many webs of life and ecological niches and the role they play. Challenges of extreme temperature, competition among the species, social aggregation, predation, parasitism, and commensalism, and also the problems created by the human population explosion are all examined in detail. In the second half of the book, the authors explain the pyramids of life in oceans, fresh water, the soil, forests, grasslands, deserts, and tundras. Bound in very clean and unmarked bright green cloth with red titles and decoration; corners and bottom edges of boards rubbed. Tight , solid and square sewn binding. Internals spotless, free of any markings, no creasing. Double column format. White and green glossy jacket is unclipped, clean, some colorless scratching on front, light edge wear. 351 pages with glossary, bibliography, and index. 7.75 x 10.5 inches. Doubleday/Natural History Press, Garden City, New York, 1971.

$8.32

Life in the Balance: A Companion to the Audubon Television Specials
stock photo

Life in the Balance: A Companion to the Audubon Television Specials

By Wallace, David Rains

Orlando, Florida, U.S.A: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Type: Hard Back First Edition. Large Hardcover and Jacket in Fine Condition. Beautifully and lavishly illustrated throughout. An informative, scrupulously researched volume on the state of our environment and of the species that are endangered because of humanity, and of humanity's efforts to recover them. A stunning argument for the interconnectedness of all life. Wallace takes the reader on an exploration of the earth's ecosystems --skies, deserts, grasslands, forests, mountains, rivers, oceans, wetlands, polar regions and islands--showing some of the world's rarest creatures, and also addresses the most complex and controversial environmental problems they face. 309 pages with index. 10.25 x 8 inches. 1987, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A.

$10.36