Sign In | Register


RECENT ARRIVALS


Next >
THERE'S A RACCOON IN MY PARKA
seller photo

THERE'S A RACCOON IN MY PARKA

By Hancock, Lyn

Toronto: Bantam Seal Books, 1978. 240 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Lyn Hancock is an award-winning photojournalist, wildlife photographer, and author. She has raised numerous orphaned wild animals, including bears, cougars, eagles, puffins, raccoons, and seals; and her experiences while doing so have formed the basis for most of her books. The Contents are: Animals at Home and Abroad; My Rival Is a Scarlet Woman; Sam Was Something Special; Enter the Raccoons, Exit a Seal; The Slaughter of the Sea Otter; Transplanting the Sea Otter; North to the Alaska Highway; I Wished I Were a Mountain Goat; Outposts of the Yukon; How Sheep Make a Monkey of Man; Homo Sapiens at High Altitudes; Cowered by the Columbia Glacier; Rendezvouswith the Reed; Coasting along Vancouver Island; Home at Last; followed by and Epilogue: And What Next; and Postscript.. Second Printing. Paperback. Very Good.

$4.95

RING OF BRIGHT WATER
seller photo

RING OF BRIGHT WATER

By Maxwell, Gavin

Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1979. 212 pp. Edgewear with some corner creasing and an uncreased spine; previous owner's name inside. Wraparound cover art by Barry Driscoll; illustrated with black and white plates and line drawings. Gavin Maxwell was a Scottish naturalist and author, best known for his nonfiction writing and his work with otters. He wrote the book Ring of Bright Water about how he brought an otter back from Iraq and raised it in Scotland. The book was filmed in 1969, directed by Jack Couffer and starring Bill Travers, Virginia McKenna (of Born Free fame), Peter Jeffrey, Helena Gloag and others. The Contents are: The Bay of Alders; and Living with Otters.. Later Printing. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Barry Driscoll;.

$4.95

UP NORTH - Essays and Stories of the Minnesota North Country
seller photo

UP NORTH - Essays and Stories of the Minnesota North Country

By Cook, Sam

Duluth, Minnesota: Pfeifer Hamilton, 1986. 180 pp. Signed by Sam Cook on the title page. Brown cloth lettered in cream on the front panel and spine; headband; illustrated endpapers. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings by Bob Cary. The Contents are: Spring: Caterpillar; Urban Relief; Eve of the Opener; Morning. Summer: The Big Circle; The Trout Fisherman; Natural Wonders; Fast and Dirty; The Dream Net; Lucky; Sandwich Refelctions. Fall: Untold Stories; They'd Rather Have Cash; Stocking Feet; Buck Fever; Death and Life. Winter: Dancing with a River; The Last Run; Once is Enough. Spring: Gearing Up; Back on the Brule; Pick of the Litter; Fishing Partners. Summer: 30 Days; Wandering Fever; Words Unspoken; Your Fire My Fire; Soul Country; Campfire Girl; Coming Home. Fall: Marking the Seasons; Forgotten Stand; Little Creatures; Brule by Night; Cabin Time; Northern Lights. Winter: Birkie Blues; A Season to Endure; In Stitches; and Find the Magic.. Signed by Author. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Bob Cary;. 8vo.

$14.95

FOREIGN BIRDS FOR CAGE AND AVIARY: Book (1) One: Care and Management; Book (2) Two: Waxbills Weavers Whydahs; Book (3) Three: Finches; Book (4) Four: Buntings Cardinals Lovebirds Mannikins
seller photo

FOREIGN BIRDS FOR CAGE AND AVIARY: Book (1) One: Care and Management; Book (2) Two: Waxbills Weavers Whydahs; Book (3) Three: Finches; Book (4) Four: Buntings Cardinals Lovebirds Mannikins

By Soderberg, P. M.

London: Cassell and Company, 1956. (viii, viii, viii, viii) 88, 116, 112, 107 pp. First and Second Printings. All four books are blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. All four dustjackets have light edge and corner wear with some darkening in spots; prices intact. Illustrated with black and white plates and line drawings. The chapters of Book One are: Accommodation; Buying Birds; Acclimatization; Water; Feeding; General Management; Breeding; Exhibiting; Plants for Aviaries; and Disease and Accident. Book Two chapters: Waxbills; Weavers; Whydahs; General Index; and Index of Latin Names. Book Three chapters: Finches; General Index; and Index of Latin Names. Book Four chapters: Buntings; Cardinals; Lovebirds; Mannikins; Silverbills; and General Index; and Index of Latin Names.. First and Later Printings. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Paxton Chadwick; Sheila Dorrell;. 8vo.

$39.95

BIRD NAVIGATION - Cambridge Monographs in Experimental Biology
seller photo

BIRD NAVIGATION - Cambridge Monographs in Experimental Biology

By Matthews, G. V. T.

England: Cambridge University Press, 1955. (vii) 141 pp. Pale blue boards with a small violet pictorial on the front panel; lettered in violet on the spine. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; price clipped; bookplate on the front pastedown; no other interior markings. Illustrated with charts, maps and diagrams. The Chapters are: The Contributions of Taxonomy and Field Observations; The Experimental Evidence for Bearing-and-Distance Navigation; Homing Experiments: Their Technique Results and a Possible Simple Explanation; The Reality of a Form of Complete Navigation in Birds; The Physical Basis of Simple One-Direction Navigation; Theories of Complete Navigation by the Maintenance of Sensory Contact with Home; Theories of a Complete Navigation by Means of a Grid Derived from the Earth's Rotation and Magnetism; Theories of a Complete Navigation by Means of a Grid Derived from the Sun's Co-ordinates; and Further Consideration of the Sun-Arc Hypothesis; followed by Scientific Names of Species Mentioned; References; and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

THE WORLD OF BEES
seller photo

THE WORLD OF BEES

By Nixon, Gilbert

London: Arrow Books, 1959. 192 pp. Grey Arrow G19. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; some minor darkening in the text block. Illustrated with line drawings by Arthur Smith. The Contents are: What Is a Bee; One Kind of Bee or Many; From Egg to Adult; Stings Nectar and Pollen-baskets; Bees' Nests and What They Are Made Of; The Habits of Bees: Miners and Carpenters; The Habits of Bees: Masons and Plasterers; Leaf-cutter Bees; The Social Bees: Apis - the Honey Bee; The Bumble Bee; Bees Without Stings; The Beginning of a Society; The Cuckoo Bumble Bee; More Cuckoos; The Enemies of Bees; Are Bees Aggressive Insects; Pairing and Fertilization; Are Bees More Intelligent Than Other Insects; The Senses of Bees; The Flight of Bees; Bees and Flowers; Bees As Producers of Honey; and How to Study Bees; followed by an index.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Arthur Smith;.

$14.95

SOME FAMILIAR WILD FLOWERS
seller photo

SOME FAMILIAR WILD FLOWERS

By Jones, Magistrate James Edmund (foreword by Jack Miner)

Toronto: National Boys Work Board, 1930. Unpaginated. Signed on the title page by James Edmund Jones. Actually undated - circa 1930. Brown cloth lettered in gilt on the front panel; brown endpapers; illustrated with drawings by Richard S. Cassels and with sepia photographs. Wear at the corners with a small discoloured patch on the front panel; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. The Contents are: Foreword by Jack Miner; How to Obtain a Herbarium by Stuart L. Thompson; White and Greenish; Blue and Purple; Magenta to Pink; Yellow and Orange; and Red and Indefinite; followed by an index.. Signed by Author. First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by Richard S. Cassels;. 12mo.

$19.95

BIRDS OF AMERICA - The Red Book; The Blue Book; The Green Book
seller photo

BIRDS OF AMERICA - The Red Book; The Blue Book; The Green Book

By Ashbrook, Frank G.

Racine, Wisconsin: Whitman Publishing, 1931. 96, 96, 95 pp. All three books have edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spines. Illustrated in full colour by Paul Moller. The Red Book features: Diving Birds; Swimmers; Herons; Storks; Ibises; Marsh Dwellers; Shore Birds; Pigeons and Doves; Birds of Prey; Cuckoos; and Woodpeckers. The Blook Book features: Goatsuckers; Swifts and Perching Birds including the Tyrant Flycatchers; Larks; Crows and Jays; Starlings; Icteridae; and Finches. And The Green Book features: Perching Birds including Tanagers; Swallows; Waxwings; Shrikes; Vireos; Warblers; Pipits; Dippers; Mimic Thrushes; Wrens; Nuthatches and Creepers; Titmice; Wren Tits; Kinglets; Gnatcatchers; and Thrushes.. First Editions. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Paul Moller;. 24mo.

$24.95

A WHALE FOR THE KILLING
seller photo

A WHALE FOR THE KILLING

By Mowat, Farley

Toronto: Seal Books - McClelland and Stewart, 1988. 213 pp. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. When an 80-ton Fin Whale became trapped in a lagoon, conservationist Farley Mowat rejoiced: here was the first chance to study at close range one of the most magnificent animals in creation. Some local villagers thought otherwise. They blasted the whale with rifle fire and hacked open her back with a motorboat propeller, leaving the whale to be ravaged by infection.... Later Printing. Paperback. Near Fine.

$4.95

OUTDOORS WEST - Wildlife Adventure Stories
seller photo

OUTDOORS WEST - Wildlife Adventure Stories

By Bickle, Ian (editor)

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Western Producer Prairie Books, 1980. (xi) 152 pp. Light edge and corner wear with a faint crease on a slightly faded spine; minor creasing on the lower right of the front cover; no interior markings. First hand accounts of wilderness adventure from gopher hunting in pioneer Saskatchewan to a battle with a grizzly bear in northern Alberta, from fishing near Regina to a bighorn sheep hunt in the Rockies. The whole range of Western Canada's geography, wildlife and recreational opportunity comes to life in Outdoors West, in the voices of the men and women who are part of it.... Second Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Ray Stratham;. 8vo.

$9.95

THE ANT WORLD
seller photo

THE ANT WORLD

By Morley, Derek Wragge

Middlesex, England: Pelican Books - Penguin Books, 1953. 191 pp. Pelican Book A240. Edge and corner wear with some darkening on a faintly creased spine; previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: The Popular Ant and the Real Ant; Ant History; The Social Ants; Strange Societies of Ants; The Sensory World of the Ants; The Success of the Ants; How to Collect Ants and How to Study Them; The Jig-saw Ants of Ireland's Eye; Ants as Craftsmen; The Ant World; and Some Famous Ant Men; followed by an index.. First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$9.95

TWO IN THE WILD - Tales of Adventure from Friends Mothers and Daughters
seller photo

TWO IN THE WILD - Tales of Adventure from Friends Mothers and Daughters

By Rogers, Susan Fox (editor) (Sara Corbett; Holly Morris; B. K. Loren; Pam Houston; Lisa Price; Lucy Jane Bledsoe; Amy Irvine; Bridget Quinn; Hannah Nyala; Lea Aschkenas; Mary Morris; Kathleen Dean Moore; Jean Gould; Kim Todd; Gretel Ehrlich Diane Ackerman)

New York: Vintage Departures - Random House, 1999. (xv) 223 pp. Trade paperback format. Light rubbing on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; previous owner's name on the front endpaper. This anthology contains: Is That a Wallaby in Your Pocket by Sar Corbett; Hook Line and Pinker: Wetting a Line in Cuba by Holly Morris; Two Roads Home by B. K. Loren; Breaking the Ice by Pam Houston; Trail Mix by Lisa Price; The Freedom Machine by Lucy Jane Bledsoe; Natural Order by Amy Irvine; To the Lake by Bridget Quinn; Naming Our Canyon by Hannah Nyala; The Solo Journey Revised by Lea Aschkenas; Driving by Mary Morris; Dead Reckoning by Kathleen Dean Moore; Polar Star by Susan Fox Rogers; Himalayan Companions by Jean Gould; Disorienting by Kim Todd; Mike by Gretel Ehrlich; and Circling Otsego Lake by Diane Ackerman.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

BEYOND THE TETONS - A Backpacking Guide to Wyoming's Teton Wilderness
seller photo

BEYOND THE TETONS - A Backpacking Guide to Wyoming's Teton Wilderness

By Maughan, Ralph

Boulder, Colorado: Pruett Publishing Company, 1981. 184 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Profusely illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. The Chapters are: An Overview of the Teton Wilderness; The Teton-Washakie-Southeast Yellowstone Wilderness Complex; Wildlife; Fishing; Weather; Fire and Wilderness; How to Get to the Teton Wilderness; Maps; Trails of the Teton Wilderness; and Description of the Trails.. First Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

NO ROOM IN THE ARK
seller photo

NO ROOM IN THE ARK

By Moorehead, Alan

London: World Books - The Reprint Society of London, 1960. 219 pp. Probably the first book club edition. Quarter-bound in dark green on green boards; decorated in red and gilt on the spine; red upper edge; illustrated with black and white plates, maps and line drawings. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. The Chapters are: The Well-groomed Baboon; The Hyrax in Arcadia; A Pleistocene Day; The Other Side of the Hill; The Poisoned Arrow; A Most Forgiving Ape; The Karamojong; Since Mayerling; and The Nile.. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo.

$9.95

CONSERVATION IN CANADA - A Conspectus
seller photo

CONSERVATION IN CANADA - A Conspectus

By Maini, J. S.; Carlisle, A. (editors) (foreword by Jack Davis) (J. Riddick; R. T. Coupland; Ivan C. MacFarlane; George W. Argus; J. McNeill; A. C. Falkner; J. A. Carruters; C. H. Douglas Clarke; P. J. Reynolds; S. H. Ujjainwalla; G. A. McKay)

Ottawa, Ontario: Department of the Environment - Canadian Forestry Service, 1974. (xi) 441 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. This is for all the people - and especially the politicians - who claim today that they had no idea the environment was in such dire straights. From 1974, a collection of essays published by the government itself: Conservation, Conservationists and the Canadian Scene by J. S. Maini and A. Carlisle; Conservation of Tundar by J. Riddick; Forest Conservation in Canada by A. Carlisle and J. S. Maini; Conservation of Grasslands by R. T. Coupland; Conservation of Peatland - Muskeg by Ivan C. MacFarlane; Conservation of Evolutionary Centers in Canada by George W. Argus and J. McNeill; National Parks of Canada by A. C. Falkner and J. A. Carruthers; Conservation of Ecological Reserves in Canada by J. S. Maini and A. Carlisle; Conservation of Wildlife in Canada by C. H. Douglas Clarke; Conservation of Fisheries Resources in Canada by P. J. Reynolds and S. H. Ujjainwalla; Climatic Aspects of Conservation by G. A. McKay; Conservation of Minerals: A Non-Renewable Resource by David A. Brooks; Preservation of Geological Sites by V. K. Prest; Conservation of Historic Resources in Canada by John H. Rick; Conservation of Urban Open Space by J. W. Parlour and E. N. R. Roberts; Legal Problems in Canadian Conservation by Alastair R. Lucas; and Organizations Concerned with Conservation in Canada by John R. Clements; followed by an author index; a subject index; and a provincial and territorial index.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

THE ILLUSTRATED CANADIAN FOREST AND OUTDOORS - Volume 29, number 5 - June 1933
seller photo

THE ILLUSTRATED CANADIAN FOREST AND OUTDOORS - Volume 29, number 5 - June 1933

By Black, Robson (editor) (Edward A. Shead; M. B. Burchall; Arthur Mayse; Inspector Kemp; Stuart L. Thompson; Robert Hosie; Arthur C. Ringland; Clifton D. Howe; G. A. Cromie)

Ottawa, Ontario: The Canadian Forestry Association, 1933. 31 pp. Magazine format. Edge and corner wear with some discolouration along the upper edge of the first few pages and on the back cover. The front cover features the Tower of Babel at Moraine Lake. As well as the great articles, the list of which follows, there are also some fairly interesting advertisements: Northern Electric Company; Dominion Ammunition; Turret Cigarettes; Canadian Pacific All Expense Tours; Westinghouse; and many more. This issue contains: Long Trails Awinding by Edward A. Shead; Our Flying Frontiersmen by M. B. Burchall; The Speeder Man by Arthur Mayse; Up North with the Royal Mounted by Inspector Kemp; Broadcasts from Birdland by Stuart L. Thompson; How Trees Live and Grow by Robert Hosie; Holland Builds New Forests by Arthur C. Ringland; Tomorrow's Woodlands by Dr Clifton D. Howe; Building a Campsite for Three Dollars by G. A. Cromie; and Home Making on the Prairie.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good Only. 4to.

$14.95

ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS - A Season with the Wild Turkey
seller photo

ILLUMINATION IN THE FLATWOODS - A Season with the Wild Turkey

By Hutto, Joe

Guilford, Connecticut: The Lyons Press, 1995. 240 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with colour plates, a map, and black and white drawings by Joe Hutto. When Joe Hutto began his experiment in imprinting two dozen wild turkey, in the tradition of the great animal behaviorist, Konrad Lorenz, he had no idea that it would change his life.. Second Printing. Paperback. Near Fine. Illus. by Joe Hutto;. 8vo.

$14.95

CANADIAN ALPINE JOURNAL - Special Number - 1912
seller photo

CANADIAN ALPINE JOURNAL - Special Number - 1912

By Anonymous (editor) (N. Hollister; J. H. Riley; Paul C. Standley)

Banff, Alberta: The Alpine Club of Canada, 1912. 97 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; faint sticker ghost on the front endpaper; no other interior markings. Illustrated with glossy black and white plates; fold-out topographical map pasted-in in the back, showing Mount Robson and the Mountains of the Continental Divide North of Yellowhead Pass, created in 1911. The Contents are: Mammals of the Alpine Club Expedition to the Mount Robson Region by N. Hollister; Birds Collected or Observed on the Expedition of the Alpine Club of Canada to Jaspre Park, Yellowhead Pass and Mount Robson Region by J. H. Riley; and Plants of the Alpine Club Expedition to the Mount Robson Region by Paul C. Standley.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$34.95

THE OTTAWA NATURALIST - Volume 23, number 5 - August 1909
seller photo

THE OTTAWA NATURALIST - Volume 23, number 5 - August 1909

By Gibson, Arthur (editor) (L. H. Newman; T. W. E. Sowter; Arthur Gibson)

Ottawa, Ontario: The Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club, 1909. 85 - 104 pp. Staple-bound in card covers. Some fading around the edges; no interior markings. As well as some fairly interesting advertisements, this issue contains: Certain Biological Principles and their Practical Application in the Improvement of the Field Crops of Canada by L. H. Newman; Algonkin (Algonquin) and Huron Occupation of the Ottawa Valley by T. W. E. Sowter; and Note on Megorismus Fletcheri by Arthur Gibson.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo. Ephemera.

$19.95

THE OTTAWA NATURALIST - Volume 23, number 4 - July 1909
seller photo

THE OTTAWA NATURALIST - Volume 23, number 4 - July 1909

By Gibson, Arthur (editor) (T. W. E. Sowter; F. H. Wolley-Dod; W. E. Saunders)

Ottawa, Ontario: The Ottawa Field Naturalists' Club, 1909. 61 - 84 pp. Staple-bound in card covers. Some fading around the edges; no interior markings. As well as some fairly interesting advertisements, this issue contains: Algonkin (Algonquin) and Huron Occupation of the Ottawa Valley by T. W. E. Sowter; What Is a Species by F. H. Wolley-Dod; Fletcher Memorial Fund - list of subscribers; Meetings of the Entomological Branch; Excursions: Britannia; Beaver Meadow; Chelsea; Carp; and Crossbills Nesting in Southern Ontario by W. E. Saunders. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

Next >