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Visions of Caliban: On Chimpanzees and People
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Visions of Caliban: On Chimpanzees and People

By Peterson, Dale; Goodall, Jane

U.S.A: Houghton Mifflin Co, 1994. First Edition. Trade Paperback As New. Black and white photographic illustrations . An extraordinary portrait of chimpanzees, humans, and our complex lives together since the 1600s, when chimps first became known in Europe, and Shakespeare created Caliban, neither man nor beast, but "honored with a human shape". Fronstpieces: 'Caliban' as played by H. Beerbohm Tree and 'Chimpanzee', an adult male in Tanzania. 367 pages. 8.75 x 5.5 inches. 1994, Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

$7.50

The Wilderness World of John Muir
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The Wilderness World of John Muir

By Teale, Edwin Way; Muir, John

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1976. Paperback. Very Good. Henry B. Kane. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condtion. Introduction and interpretive comments by Edwin WayTeale. Illustrated by Henry B. Kane. Ephemera laid in: Program for "An Evening with John Muir" by Lee Stetson at the Yosemite Theater, December 1913 and late November 1914 (shortly before he died). John Muir was a very active Scottish American naturalist (1838-1914) and often called the Father of National Parks. The book is clean and unmarked with slight wear to cover edges, crease down center of spine; tight, solid and square. Former owner name on half-title page. 332 pages, indexed. 5.25 x 8.25 x 1 inches. 1976, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts

$16.95

Lizards of the World (Of the World Series)
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Lizards of the World (Of the World Series)

By Mattison, Chris

New York, USA and Oxford, UK: Facts on File Publications, 1989. Hardcover. Good/Good. Type: Ex-Library Hardcover Ex-Library Book and Dust Jacket in Good Condition. Minimal lib marks, no pockets or cards. Beautifully illustrated throughout in monotone and full color. Tight, solid and square. Edges rubbed, some light scuffing. Internals Near Fine. An introduction to the natural history of lizards. Text is beautifully illustrated with informative drawings and spectacular black and white and color photographs of many species. Topics include the origins, form, function and color, environment, feeding, defense, reproduction, movement and distribution of lizards. 192 pages with bibliography and index. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 1989, Facts on File Publications, New York, USA and Oxford, UK

$8.50

Snakes of the World
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Snakes of the World

By Mattison, Chris

New York, USA and Oxford, UK: Facts on File Publications, 1986. Hardcover. Good/Good. Type: Ex-Library Hardcover Ex-Library Book and Dust Jacket in Good Condition. Inner hinges re-inforced. Minimal lib marks, no pockets or cards. Beautifully illustrated throughout in monotone and full color. Tight, solid and square. Edges rubbed, some light scuffing. Internals Near Fine. An introduction to the natural history of snakes--feeding, reproduction, behavior, ecology, color and markings, and defense, using a wide range of species to illustrate the important features. There are also chapters on snakes and man, nomenclature, patterns of distribution and snake families to which the 2700 species belong. Text is beautifully illustrated with informative drawings and spectacular black and white and color photographs of many species. 190 pages with bibliography and index. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 1986, Facts on File Publications, New York, USA and Oxford, UK

$8.50

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Western Region (Audubon Society Field Guide Series)
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The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds: Western Region (Audubon Society Field Guide Series)

By Udvardy, Miklos, D. F

New York, New York, U.S.A: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback Beautiful red limp leatherette bound field guide by the world renowned National Audubon Society in Near Fine Condition. Faint crease line to upper corner. Former owner brief inscription on endpaper. Glossy, full color illustrations of birds of the Western Region of the U. S. with key identification features as usual for Audubon's field guides. Text arranged by habitat, to help you predict the birds most likely to be seen, and keyed to photographs. 854 pages. 7.5 x 4 inches-- easy to take with you in your pocket or back pack. 1977, Alfred A Knopf, New York, New York, USA

$10.50

Golden Shadows, Flying Hooves
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Golden Shadows, Flying Hooves

By Schaller, George B

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1975. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback First Edition. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Conmdition. Photographic illustrations, lion drawings and maps. Line drawings of lions on endpapers. Popular account of Schaller's field research in Tanzania studying the behavior of on lions, wild dogs, cheetahs, lepoards and hyenas, and their prey species. Bound in green cloth with gilt titles to spine, debossed, blind-stamped title and lion on front, spine and line along top edge sunned, quite clean. Tight, solid and square sewn binding. Rough cut on fore-edge and lower edge. Pages very clean, unmarked, no creases. 287 pp.. 8vo. 1975, Alfred A Knopf, New York

$9.25

Soul of a Lion: One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa's Wildlife Refugees
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Soul of a Lion: One Woman's Quest to Rescue Africa's Wildlife Refugees

By Bennett, Barbara

Washington DC: National Geographic, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fine. Type: Hardback First Edition. Hardcover Book in Near Fine Condition with a Fine Dust Jacket. b/w photographs in- text. Fine ivory cloth binding with bold gilt titles, sharp and brigtht, on spine, immaculate; spine heell and lower rear corner lightly compressed. Tight and solid. Internals as new. Barbara Bennett, an English professor and wildlife lover spent a dream sabbatical at Harnas Wildlife Foundation in Namibia, working with large cats and other creatures. Based on this experience, she wrote this book, part adventure, part biography of the foundation's proprietor, Marieta van der Merwe, and part call to action on behalf of threatened wildlife. At the Harnas Sanctuary the van der Merwe family cares for over 400 rescued, injured and orphaned animals--cheetahs, leopards, lions, primates, meerkats, and wild dogs as well as domestic dogs and cats. On the front of the book it says that a portion of the proceeds from this book will benefit Harnas Wildlife Foundation--and I will honor this. 303 pages with index. 6 x 9.25 inches. 2010, National Geographic, Washington DC

$16.69

The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau: The Act of Life
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The Ocean World of Jacques Cousteau: The Act of Life

By Cousteau, Jacques

USA and Canada: The World Publishing Co. and Nelson, Foster & Scott, Ltd, 1972. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback First Edition. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. The second volume of Jacques Cousteau's twenty volume series which describe and illustrate ther lifelong investigations of this amazing scientist and naturalist into the world of life in the oceans. In this volume he describes reproduction in a variety of species in all its permutations, including that large reef fish, the grouper, who begins life as a female and functions as one before turning into a male, so all large groupers are male. The book is bound in clean and bright pictorial cloth, light wear to some corners, tight & solid, illustrated throughout with color photographs. Internals in Fine Condition--clean, no markings of any kind, no creasing. 144 pages. 11 x 8.75 inches. 1972, The World Publishing Co. and Nelson, Foster & Scott, Ltd., USA and Canada

$24.50

The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man
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The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man

By Attenborough, David

Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Little, Brown and Co, 1987. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback Companion to the PBS Television Series. Book Club Edition (although the CR pages states First American Edition). Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. Archival protective cover. Profusely and lavishly illustrated in full color and monotone, illustrations, maps. Map on endpapers of the Mediterranean Region. Frontis: Barbary Macaques in the cedar forest of Morocco. Clean, tight, solid, unmarked book bound in blue half cloth with blue boards, w/ silver titles. Lower front corner gently bumped and lower edges faintly rubbed. Jacket is clean, bright, with slight edgewear, with illustration of satellite view of the Nile Delta, NASA, overlaid with prehistoric drawings from Valltorta, Spain. 9.7.5 x 8 inches. 240 pp. with Acknowledgements, Picture Credits, Bibliography, and Index. 1987, Little, Brown and Co. Boston, Massachusetts, USA

$12.95

The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man
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The First Eden: The Mediterranean World and Man

By Attenborough, David

Boston, Massachusetts, USA: Little, Brown and Co, 1987. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback Companion to the PBS Television Series. Book Club Edition (although the CR pages states First American Edition). Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. Archival protective cover. Profusely and lavishly illustrated in full color and monotone, illustrations, maps. Map on endpapers of the Mediterranean Region. Frontis: Barbary Macaques in the cedar forest of Morocco. Clean, tight, solid, unmarked book bound in blue half cloth with blue boards, w/ silver titles. Lower edges faintly rubbed. Jacket is clean, bright, with slight edgewear, with illustration of satellite view of the Nile Delta, NASA, overlaid with prehistoric drawings from Valltorta, Spain. 9.7.5 x 8 inches. 240 pp. with Acknowledgements, Picture Credits, Bibliography, and Index. 1987, Little, Brown and Co. Boston, Massachusetts, USA

$12.95

The Ferocious Summer: Palmer's Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica
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The Ferocious Summer: Palmer's Penguins and the Warming of Antarctica

By Hooper, Meredith

London, England: Profile Books, Ltd, 2007. First Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New. Type: Hardback First Edition, Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket As New. Twenty-three full color illustrations. Front cover: Adelie penguins on Torgerson Island, 8 November, 2001, their nest building material under the snow. This bright, clean, unmarked, lovely book tells the story of Antarctic warming and how scientists are piecing together the causes and impacts, in particular, through a study of Adelie penguins at Palmer Station, America's smallest Antarctic base. 299 pages with Notes and Brief Bibliography, List of 23 illustrations and 3 maps, Acknowledgements, and Index. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. 2007, Profile Books, Ltd., London, England

$21.50

Secrets Of The Seas: Marvels and Mysteries Of Oceans And Islands
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Secrets Of The Seas: Marvels and Mysteries Of Oceans And Islands

By Reader'S Digest

USA: Reader's Digest, 1972. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback Large Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. Major Contributors: William J. Cromie and William H. Amos. Clean, tight, solid, unmarked book. Spine shaken so slight wobble to spine. Beautifully and lavishly illustrated book of oceans, ocean life, islands, island life. 384 pages, indexed. 8.5 x 11.2 inches. 1972, Reader's Digest, Pleasantville, New York, USA

$14.80

The Mystery of Migration
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The Mystery of Migration

By Baker, Robin (Chief Contributing Editor)

U.S.A: Viking Press, 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. As New/Very Good. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Hardcover Book As New with a Near Find Dust Jacket. Quarto book in handsome black cloth binding with bright and bold gilt titles on spine and on front, gilt embossed animals in flight on front-very attractive. Abundantly and elaborately illustrated throughout with photographs and specially commissioned maps and charts. Clean and unmarked, tight and solid volume. Internals As New. Pictorial blue/green/grey jacket with bird colony on front, very clean, no markings, faint wear to some extremities, not price clipped. A thought-provoking survey of the movements of living organisms. "The Mystery of Migration" is the first book for the general reader to propose that all animals migrate from choice and with judgment and not only by instinct; that plants are also migrants, moving either as seeds or spores or as whole plants; that man the nomad, man the explorer, man the commuter is a migrant; and that exploration, nomadism, emigration, and immigration are as much a part of migration as the classic seasonal movements. 256 pages, indexed. 8.75 x 11.25 inches. Viking Press, USA, 1981.

$6.84

Central American Jungles: The American Wilderness Series
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Central American Jungles: The American Wilderness Series

By Moser, Don and the Editors of Time-Life Books

Alexandria, Virginia, USA: Time-Life Books, 1975. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Hardback Type: Hard Back First Printing, Large Hardcover Book in Very Good Condition. Lavishly illustrated with full color photography by Co Rentmeester. The natural history of the Central American jungles, with a comprehensive and detailed survey of the rain forests, wildlife, plant life, geologic formations, volcanoes, the country of the Maya, and much more, with with extensive explanatory descriptions . Bound in black half cloth with white titles, pictorial laminate boards, very clean and unmarked, with trace wear to corners, spine lightly sunned. Sewn binding tight and solid, square. Internals pristine. 184 pages with bibliography and index. 11 x 9 inches. Time-Life Books, Alexandria, VA, 1975.

$10.71

Earth's Last Great Places: Exploring the Nature Conservancy Worldwide
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Earth's Last Great Places: Exploring the Nature Conservancy Worldwide

By Grove, Noel

Washington, D. C: National Geographic Society, 2004. First Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Very Good. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Book As New with a Very Good Dust Jacket. Handsome forest green leatherette binding in pristine condition. Sharp and bright gilt titles, soundly bound, square with sharp corners. Pages of coated paper; internals in immaculate condition. Spectacular full color images throughout. Jacket illustration of a valley in China's Yunnan Province. Jacket is clean and bright, has a closed tear to upper edge, an inch, otherwise trace wear to some corners. An informative, profusely illustrated book For more than fifty years, the Nature Conservancy has worked to protect our planet's most highly valued ecosystems. This book takes the reader to many of those unique places, from remote Pacific Islands to the Poconos Mountains, two hours from New York City, where beavers, otters, and bobcats make their homes. 195 pages including index. 10. 25 x 7.25 inches. National Geographic Society, Washington, D. C., 2004.

$7.00

Glacier Bay: A Guide to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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Glacier Bay: A Guide to Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska

By National Park Service, Division of Publications

U.S.A: U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1983. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Official National Park Handbook in Very Good Condition. Clean, unmarked, intact, slight edgewear; front is rubbed; no tears or scuffs. Pages very clean, all intact, no markings; Fully illustrated, in full color. Information and illustrations on the Inland Passage, Glaciers--Tidewater glaciers; galloping, calving, advancing, retreating; post-glacier plant succession. Includes a coastal map and guide advice to experience the Park fully. 128 pages. 5.8 x 8.25 inches. 1983, U.S.Dept of the Interior, Washington DC, USA

$6.39

Into the Wind: Wild Horses of North America
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Into the Wind: Wild Horses of North America

By Kirkpatrick, Jay F

Minocqua, Wisconsin, U.S.A. : North Word Press, 1994. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Michael H. Francis. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Folio Book in NEAR FINE Condition. No Dust Jacket. Magnificent full color photographs by Michael H. Francis throughout the book. Binding of black cloth w/gilt titles on front and spine. Two faint one inch lines on front, hardly visible. Tight & solid sewn binding, square with sharp corners. Page block edges clean and white. Endpapers with gorgeous 2-page photograph in browns/copper/cream of horses galloping across the plains. Prev owner name on upper corner of paste-down, circular blind-stamped name stamp on lower corner of endpaper. Internals are as new, on heavy coated paper. Description and photographs of wild horses in the mountains, the plains, the deserts, the various types of wild horses, how they live and adapt in their environment. Wonderful! 157 pages. 9.4 x 12.25 inches. 1994, North Word Press, Minocqua, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

$20.93

Going Wild: Adventures With Birds in the Suburban Wilderness
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Going Wild: Adventures With Birds in the Suburban Wilderness

By Winkler, Robert

JSA: Natl Geographic Society, 2003. First Edition. Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. First Printing. Trade Paperback in FINE Condition. Glossy, bright, clean wraps, tightly bound, internals pristine. A charming, surprising, informative, and even exciting foray into the wild kingdom just beyond our backyards, with vivid anecdotes, bird lore, birding wisdom. A treasure to delight birders and nature lovers everywhere. 208 pages. 6 x 9 inches. 2003, National Geographic Society, Washington, DC, USA

$7.21

Wildlands of the Upper South
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Wildlands of the Upper South

By Thompson, John M

Washington DC: National Geographic, 2004. Hardcover. As New/As New. Raymomd Gehman. Type: Hardback Hardcover Quarto and Dust Jacket AS NEW. Stunning photography in full color throughout by Raymond Gehman. In pristine condition in burgundy gilt stamped cloth with a bright, colorful, fine dust jacket. John Thompson, who grew up near the Piedmont woods, has explored the length and breadth of this region that offers magnificent tracts of unspoiled country. From the beaches and barrier lands of Virginia and North Carolina across the Appalachian chain to the karst lands and river valleys of Kentucky and Tennessee, these diverse and dramatic landscapes of the Upper South are among the most beautiful in America. 191 pages with index. 7 x 10 inches. National Geographic, Washington DC 2004.

$9.25

The Dream of the Earth
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The Dream of the Earth

By Berry, Thomas

USA: Sierra Club Books, 1990. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. A Trade Paperback from the Sierra Club Nature and Natural Philosophy Library. (Not an ex-library book). In Very Good Condition. 247 pages with index. Gently used book, clean and unmarked, tight glued binding. A look at nature as a dynamically alive, whole system, interconnected and how a new understanding of this may lead to an eventual solution for our environmental crises today.

$5.55

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