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The Ice: a Journey to Antarctica
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The Ice: a Journey to Antarctica

By Pyne, Stephen J.

Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 1986. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. viii + 428 pp, Prologue: The Berg, Chap 1 - The Pack; chap 2- No Middle Way: the Exploration of Antarctica; chap 3 -The Shalf; Chap 4 - Heart of Whiteness: The Literature and Art of Antarctica; Chap 5 - The Glacier; vhap 6 - Earth and Ice: The Earth Sciences in Antarctica; chap 7 - The Sheet; chap 8 - The Cold Peace: The Geopolitics of Antarctica; Epilogue - The Source; Afterword, notes, sources, index. No apreciable flaws. Binding tight & pages unmarked, cover cloth clean and crisp, DJ Near Fine in mylar protector. 6.4" x 9.2" gray cloth boards in illustrated DJ.

$27.50

Floodplain Forest Ecosystem I. Before Water Management Measures

By Penka, Miroslav / Vyskot, Mirolave / Klimo, Emil / Vasicek, Ferdinand

Amsterdam Oxford New York Tokyo: Elsevier Publishing Company, 1985. First English Language Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo. 466 pages. preface, 1. Natural conditions of floodplain forests; 2. basic environmental factors; 3.Primary Production; 4.Some physiological processes of a floodplain forest; 5.Secondary Production; 6. Decomposition; 7. Cycling of Mineral Nutrients. Each heading has extensive treatment by a various authors U. of Agriculture, Brno.. Black marker line on foreedge textblock and fr endpaper. Else pages clean, binding tight, green covers near fine, in green DJ (removable mylar protector added by bookseller).

$95.00

The Book of Yaak [Signed by the Author]
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The Book of Yaak [Signed by the Author]

By Bass, Rick

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1996. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. xvi, 190 pp. First Edition, 1996. Signed by the Author on Title Page. "The Yaak Valley of northwestern Montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, a land of black bears and grizzlies, wolves and coyotes, bald and golden eagles, wolverine, lynx, marten, fisher, elk, and even a handful of humans. It is a land of magic, but its magic may not be enough to save it from the forces threatening it now. The Yaak does have one trick up its sleeve, though: a writer to give it voice. In Winter Rick Bass portrayed the wonder of living in the valley. In The Book of Yaak he captures the soul of the valley itself, and he shows how, if places like the Yaak are lost, we too are lost. Rick Bass has never been a writer to hold back, but The Book of Yaak is his most passionate book yet, a dramatic narrative of a man fighting to defend the place he loves." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon half-cloth with maroon paper-covered boards, gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$24.00

Proceedings / Progress Evaluation Meeting in the Matter of Pollution of Lake Erie and its Tributaries Indiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania

By Stein, Murray (chairman)

Washington, D. C.: U.S. Department of the Interior. Federal Water Pollution Control Administration. 1968. F First Edition. S Printer Wrapper. Very Good +. xix, 467 pp. First Edition, June 4, 1968, Cleveland Ohio. Ex Library with usual marks. Light wear to wrappers and slightly furled front fore-edge wrapper and initial pages, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Standard government grey wrappers with black lettering to front wrapper and spine.

$44.00

The Common Tern: Its Breeding Biology and Social Behavior

By Burger, Joanna / Gochfeld, Michael

New York, NY Oxford, UK: Columbia University Press, 1991. First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover - Cloth. Very Good/Near Fine. Octavo. xviii + 414 pp, preface and Acknowledgments, ten chapters, with figures, b&w photos, tables throughout. Chapter titles - One. Common Terns, Other Terns, and Coloniality; Two: Study Sites, Methods, Samples, and Definitions; Three: Breeding Biology, Phenology, Acitivity patterns, and Synchrony; Four: Habitat Selection and Territoriality; Five - Aggressive Behavior; Six - Predation, Vigilance, and Antipredator Behavior; Seven - Piracy ibn Common Tern Colonies; Eight - Floods, Heavy Rains, and Huban Distrubance; Nine - Reproductive Success and Colony Dynamics; Tend - Conclusions and Summary; Appendix A. Scientific Names of Organisms Referred to in text; Appendix B. Terns of the World; Appendix C. Characteristics and Composition of Colonies; Appendix D. Clutch Size Distribution for Common Terns; Bibliography, Taxonomic Index, Subject Index. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked. Top edge text block with very light fox spotting, blue cloth unworn, red epine letters bright. DJ unclipped, in removable mylar protector.

$30.00

Toxic Effects of Organic and Inorganic Pollutants on Young Salmon and Trout. No. 5

By Holland, G. A. et al.

[Olympia?]: State of Washington Department of Fisheries. 1960. F First Edition. S Printer Wrapper. Very Good-Very Good +. 264 pp, foreword, objective procedures, Experiments with Organic Pollutants: Pulp Mill Wastes; Acetylene supernatant liquor, cresylic acid, etc. Experiments with Inorganic Pollutants; summary of results, acknowledgments, literature cited. State of Washington Department of Fisheries series, Research Bulletin No. 5, September 1960. Ex library with usual marks. Small chips and closed tears to top and bottom edge spine wrappers. Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Heavy card printer wrappers.

$37.50

Schrei der Steppe. Tönende Bilder aus dem ostafrikanischen Busch

By Heck, Lutz

München: Verlag Knorr & Hirth, 1933. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. 31 (1) pp. + Schallplatte, Bild, Text und Ton: Einfuhrende Worte von Ludwig Koch, Leiter der Kulturabteilung des Lindström-Konzerns. Mit 26 Originalaufnahmen und einer nur für dieses Werk unter der Leitung des Verfassers hergestellten Schallplatte mit den ersten veröffentlichten Tonaufnahmen afrikanischer Tiere. Tonfolge der Platte -- Vorderseite: Der Glanzstar singt sein Abendlied; Affenhorde von Mantelpavianen schreit und quietscht beim Einrücken in die Schlafplätze; Lachtaubengurren; Eintöniger Gesang der Suahelineger; Geheul der gefleckten Hyäne; Schakale winseln; Hyänen lachen am Frass; Fernes Löwengebrüll. Ruckseite: Gesang der Neger; Elefanten trompeten an der Tränke im Busch; Löwen brüllen aus nächster Nähe wütend beim Riss einer Antilope; Negergesang beginnt wieder,erst zaghaft,dann lauter,um die Furcht zu übertönen; Schakalgewinsel und Hyänenlachen ertönt beim Streit um die Reste des Löwenmahles. First Edition, 1933. Bowed front board with lightly soiled cloth 1/2"-3/4" closed tears to top edge spine joint, but does not effect biinding, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Original publisher's yellow cloth with green lettering to front board, and record in original publisher's sleeve at back.

$40.00

The President Speaks: "A More Beautiful America" Excerpts from Speeches

By Johnson, Lyndon B.; Adams, Ansel

New York: American Conservation Association. 1965. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good ++. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 47 pp, . Edited by Nancy Newhall. All photographic illustrations by Ansel Adams, except Erosion by Wynn Bullock, and the series of aerial views of Los Angeles by William Garnett. A pamphlet in pristine condition, "The Message on Natural Beauty by President Lyndon Baines Johnson" dated 8 February 1965 [Washington, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1965]: 22 p. in pocket on inside back cover. First Edition, 1965. Scarce Title. In Near Pristine Slipcase. Inked note in the hand of the well-known scholar, George Kish: "A gift from President Johnson at the White House, Sept. 29, 1965" on recto ffep. 1/2" close tear to fore-edge ffep with lightly foxed half-title and blank recto of p. 47, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine, and green cloth slipcase with laid-in photographic illustration.

$125.00

Natural Communities

By Dice, Lee R.

Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. 1955. Second Printing. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good ++. x, 547 pp, preface, list of 52 b&w illustrations, I. Community Ecology; II. Some Important Kinds of Communities; III. Methods for Describing and Measuring Communities; IV. Methods for the Estimation of Populations; V. Physical Factors of Habitats That Affect Communities; VI. Effects on Communities of Fluctuations in the Physical Conditions of Their Habitats; VII. Food Relations Within Communities; VIII. Fluctuations in Populations; IX. Fluctuations in Commynity Composition; X. Relations of Organisms to Their Ecosystems; XI. Home Ranges and Territories; XII. Effects of Social Behavior on the Community; XIII. Ecologic Relations Between Species; XIV. Community Equilibrium; XV. Effects of Communities on Their Pysical Habitats; XVI. Ecologic Succession; XVII. Local and Geographic Variation Within Communities; XVIII. Relations Between Communities; XIX. Classification of Associations and Microassociations; XX. Larger Units of Community Classification; XXI. Communities of the Past; XXII. Evolution of Communities; XXIII. Philosophy of Communities; literature cited, index. Second Printing, 1955. Price clipped with two 1" closed tears and slightly chiped to top and bottom edges spine dj. Only the faintest wear to edges, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Frequented Ways: A General Survey of the Land Forms, Climates and Vegetation of Western Europe, Considered in Their Relation to the Life of Man; Including a Detailed Study of Some Typical Regions

By Newbigin, Marion I.

London: Constable and Company Ltd.. 1922. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good ++. xi, 321 pp, preface, list of b&w full page illustrations, list of illustrations in the text, Introduction: What Europe Has to Offer; Part I. The General Characters of the Land: I. The Surface of the Land; II. Ways to the Sunlit South: First Stage; III. Ways to the Land: Second Stage; IV. Mountain, Hill and Plain; V. Rain and Sunshine; VI. The Plant and Its Home: A Study of Fitness; VII. The Primeval Forest; VIII. Myrtle and Bay; IX. Meadow, Wood and Pasture in the Alps; X. Moors and Heaths; XI. The Earth and Man; XII. Vineyard, Olive Grove and Garden: The Old Conditions and the New. Part II. Special -- Some Typical Regions: XIII. Where Shall We Go?; XIV. The Realm of Snow and Ice: Essential Features of teh Alps; XV. Then and Now in the Alps; XVI. Hills and Valleys in the Dolomites; XVII. Naples and Vesuvius: A Study in Volcanic Action; XVIII. Between the Mountains and the Sea; XIX. An Upland Region: The Scottish Highlands; XX. City and Plain in France; XXI. The North Italian Plain; XXII. Provence and Transapennine Italy: The Development of the Town; index. First Edition, 1922. "This book is intended, not for the geographer in the technical sense, but for all those interested in their surroundings, and the interrelations between these and the life of man. It has been given more or less definitely the form of a travel bookk, partly because, as indicated by the title, some at least of the regions described are so much frequented as to be familiar, by actual experience or through reading, to most educated persons, and partly to emphasise the main purpose, which is to suggest the interest and the novelty of the familiar." from the preface. Minor edge wear to top and bottom spine and bottom fore-edge tips with lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$17.50

Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses : a Review of the Pinnipedia

By Scheffer, Victor B.

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1958. First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo. x +180 pp, list of 3 tables & 15 figures, list of 32 b&w plates, Introduction, 6 chapters, literature cited, index to names of pinnipeds. Binding tight, text block top-edge a bit darkened by age, pages clean & unmarked, cover cloth spine letters faded but legible else VG, Price-clipped DJ worn a bit at the forecorners and around the edges, with slight tanning. . DJ in removable myklar protector. 6.4" x 9.3" cloth boards in brown illustrated DJ.

$22.50

Red Colobus Monkey

By Struhsaker, Thomas T.

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1975. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xiv, 311 pp, preface, 1. Red Colobus: General Description and Survey Techniques; 2. Social Structure; 3. Social Behavior and Intragroup Social Structure; 4. Vocalizations; 5. Ecology; 6. Concluding: Remarks and Speculations; tables, notes, references, index with b&w plates. Wildlife Behavior and Ecology series: First Edition, 1975 "Presentting data collected over a twenty-seven month period in the Kibale Forest of western Uganda, the author's study is one of the most detailed ever conducted ona single species and population of a nonhman primate. he also presents comparative data he collected on social groups and subspecies living in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroun, and Kenya." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Only the faintest rubbing of spine edge near bottom front panel dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$17.50

Typen und Tiere im Sudan. Mit 160 Abbildungen und einer Karte. (Inscribed By The Author)

By Bernatzik, Hugo Adolf

Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1927. H Hard Cover. Very Good ++. 170 (1) pp. Inscribed By The Author on Title Page. Text in German. Lightly age-toned spine with lightly foxed endpapers and prelims, else, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Tan cloth in Very Good- Slipcase.

$37.50

Khawa Karpo: Tibetan Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity Conservation

By Salick, Jan and Robert K. Moseley

St. Louis, MO: Missouri Botanical Garden Press. 2012. F First Edition. S Soft Cover. As New. xii, 273 pp, foreword by Peter H. Raven, preface, 1. Khawa Karpo: Sacred Mountain and Tibetan God; 2. Khawa Karpo Conservation Research; 3. Conservation Priorities; Appendix: 1. Vegetation Types; 2. Checklist of Vascular Plants; 3. Preliminary Checklist of Wild Mammals and Birds; contributing authors, bibliography, index of plant and animal names with color illustrations throughout. First Edition, 2012. "Renowned for its biological and cultural diversity as well as its beauty, the Tibetan sacred mountain Khawa Karpo supports one of the most exceptional areas of plant and animal diversity in the world. Lying within the Menri (or Meili) mountain range that straddles the border of Tibet and Yunnan in southwest China, the area is known for both its sacred geography and its abundance of medicinal plants used in traditional Tibetan medicine. The book details conservation programs focused on Tibetan traditional knowledge of ethnobotany, ecology, and natural resource management as well as conservation biology and planning to create a Tibetan community-centered approach to conservation." Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no highlighting or marginalia. Pictorial wrappers. 0

$44.00

Groundwork: African Women as Environmental Managers

By Khasiani, Shanyisa Anota [Edt.]

Nairobi: ACTS Press. 1992. F First Edition. S Trade Paperback. Very Good +. vii (1), 131 pp, lists of tables & figures, foreword by Dr. Julia Ojiambo, Introduction by Shanyisa Anota Khasiani, 1. Women and Environmental in History by Tabitha Kanogo, 2. Women: Invisible Manaagers of Natural Resources by Wanjiku Chiuri and Akinyi Nzioki, 3. Women in Soil and Water Conservation Projects: An Assessment by Shanyisa Anota Khasiani, 4. Women and the Management of Domestic Energy by Mary Omosa, 5. Women's Role in the Supply of Fuelwood by Grace Sunny, 6. Storytellers and the Environment by Wanijku Mukabi-Kabira, 7. the Role of Language in Rural Development by Lucia N. Omondi, 8. Women and Environmental Law in Kenya by Janet W. Kabeberi-Macharia, 9. Policy Impacts on Women and Environment by Maria Nzomo, Conclusions by Shanyisa Anota Khasiani, references, index. Published by the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS). Scarce Title. Minor edgewear with the slightest creases to fore-edge tips, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Pictorial wraps.

$48.00

The Big Cats: The Paintings of Guy Coheleach

By Neff, Nancy A. (text by)

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc, Publishers, 1982. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to. 243 (1) pp, Foreword: The Artist as Predator by Roger Caras; Introduction, The Evolutionary History of the Cats; The Biology of the Modern Cats; Puma; Jaguar; Leopard; Lion; Tiger; Cheetah; Snowleopard; Clouded Leopard; What's in a Name?: The Nomenclature Explained; glossary bibliography, index, acknowledgments, about the artist with 154 illustrations, including 59 plates in full color. First Edition, August 1982. "A volume combining the beauties of art and nature with impeccable scholarship, Guy Coheleach, a wildlife painter, has travelled the world to capture the grace and beauty of the big cats with the text is by zoologist and paleontologist, Nancy Neff. Maps detailing the cats' past and present distribution, charts and graphically present and important facts of each group, a glossary of terms, and a index add to the book's dazzling colorplates and evocative drawings, providing invaluable aids to anyone interested in the big cats." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Owner's ex libris plate on front paste down. Near Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$37.50

Birds of Prey: Their Biology and Ecology

By Brown, Leslie

New York: A&W Publishers, Inc, 1977. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Large 8vo. 256 pp, Classification and Distribution; Habitats and Their Inhabitants; Anatomy, Structure, and Way of Life; Hunting and Feeding Methods; Migration and Nomadism; Breeding Biology; The Ecology of Predation; Conservation and Protection; appendices, bibliography, index with 48 ull-color plates, and 50 b&w illustrations throughout. First American Edition, 1977. Price clipped. Owner's ex libris plate on front pastedown.1 1/2" closed tear to top edge front panel near fore-edge corner with some additional light edge wear, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with silver lettering to spine.

$17.50

The Lost Gospel of the Earth: A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit, and Politics
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The Lost Gospel of the Earth: A Call for Renewing Nature, Spirit, and Politics

By Hayden, Tom

San Francisco: Sierra Club Books. 1996. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xxiv, 280 pp, foreword by Joan Halifax, introduction by Thomas Berry, thanks, preface, 7 chapters, afterword by Rabbi Daniel Swartz, notes, index. The 1960s radical and longtime progressive California legislator, argues that the basis of our present environmental crisis was laid long ago, when tribal systems of belief were replaced by formal religons. Nature-based mysticism gave way to human- centered theologies that desanctified the earth and taught people to see themselves as dominant over nature. Inscribed by the Author on Title Page. In protective acetate jacket. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon half-cloth with black cloth.

$14.00

På jakt efter enhörningen.

By Berg, Bengt

Stockholm: P. A. Norstedts & Soners Forlag. 1932. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. 178 pp. with b&w illustrations throughout. Text in Swedish. Only the slightest edgewear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light Orange cloth.

$20.00

Geology of Illinois

By Kolata, Dennis R. / Nimz, Cheryl K. - Editors

Urbana/Champaign, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Surv. 2010. F First Edition Used. H Hard Cover. Fine. xiv + 530 pp, preface, acknowledgments, 30 papers by contributors under six subject headings 1. Perspectives on Illinois Geology 2. tectonics and structural geology. 3. geological history and the stratigraphic record of illinois; 4.Mineral resources of illinois. 5. groundwater resources of illinois. 6.geological applications: land use and environmental hazards in illinois,.. epilog, appendixes I & II, list of contributors, index. Text embellished with with illustrations in color - maps - visual info - each paper with references. 8.3" x 11.3" brown cloth boards in illustrated DJ. Book shows no sign of previous use.

$35.00

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