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Down the River
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Down the River

By Abbey, Edward

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1982. Top and bottom edges of the boards very slightly darkened. The spine has a partial crease mark. A sharp tight copy, clean throughout. The dust jacket has just a trace of edge wear and slight rubbing. First Edition stated, number line 10 down to 1.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good+/Very Good+.

$95.00

Legislacion Agropecuaria Hidraulica y Forestal 1988-1994
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Legislacion Agropecuaria Hidraulica y Forestal 1988-1994

Mexico: Secretaria de Agricultura y Recursos Hidraulicos Direccion General Juridica, 1994. Brown leatherette with gilt lettering. Light soil to top edge of page block, otherwise fine. The dust jacket has a couple of edge tears and a small amount of rubbing and soil to the rear panel. Protected in a clear Mylar cover. One of only a thousand copies printed. A beautifully produced book with special attention to paper, graphic design, and typography. A large, heavy book (12 pounds), which will require extra postage for expedited and international delivery. 922 pages with Index. The page preceding the title page is a full-page color portrait of former Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, who wrote the Preface. His Preface starts: El campo es para los mexicanos un hilo conductor de su historia y es raiz y razon de los mas arraigados anhelos de campesinos (The field is for the Mexicans a thread of its history and is the root and reason of the deepest yearnings of peasants.). This book, published by the Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, General Legal Directorate, reports the legislation created in President Salinas' time in office (1988-1994) pertaining to agricultural and water resource issues. Text in Spanish.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$350.00

The Nature of Development: A Report from the Rural Tropics on the Quest for Sustainable Economic Growth
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The Nature of Development: A Report from the Rural Tropics on the Quest for Sustainable Economic Growth

By Stone, Roger D.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. Previous owner name in tiny print at bottom of front free endpaper. Small, faint crease on the rear panel of the jacket at the head of the spine. 286 pp., Notes, Index, illustrated. From the publisher: "A few years ago, Roger Stone undertook a formidable challenge: to travel to representative villages in the tropical corners of the developing world to see how and whether economic development plans had improved the quality of the people's lives while also preserving each region's rich plant and animal life. In The Nature of Development, Stone reports on his findings and offers a lively prescription for sustainable economic growth that is environmentally sane and economically sound. By commercial and missionary airplane, bus, off-road vehicle, and dugout canoe--and of course by means of wearying foot journeys--Roger Stone reached his far-flung destinations all over Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Once there, he lived, walked, and talked at length with many diverse peoples: the Awa of Ecuador and Colombia; the Oku, who live near Kilum Mountain in Cameroon; the Hatam of the Arfak Mountains in Indonesia's Irian Jaya province; the resourceful, if underequipped, wardens of Zambia's national park service; the fishermen and farmers of a St. Lucia that Caribbean tourists seldom discover. While in the Amazon basin, he found sad tales of people without a future and of relentless environmental losses. More often, though, he returned with stories of hope and encouragement. For, as The Nature of Development shows, conservation and economic-development agencies can work together, and the governments of poor and rich countries alike can cooperate to improve human lives and stop disastrous ecological losses in the world's richest habitats. As new imperatives replace the global preoccupation with warfare and reckless modes of development, Stone's book carries a resonant and important message about how we have mistreated our habitats in the past and how we can achieve a new environmental world order.". First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.

$10.00

Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Own Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? - A Scientific Detective Story
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Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Own Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival? - A Scientific Detective Story

By Colborn, Theo; Dianne Dumanoski; and John Peterson Myers

New York: Dutton, 1996. Foreword by Vice President Al Gore. 306 pages, with Appendix, Notes, and Index. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$10.00

Sweden's Reply to the United Nationss Enquiry in Connection with the Preparations for the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
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Sweden's Reply to the United Nationss Enquiry in Connection with the Preparations for the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment

Stockholm: Royal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1970. 48-page stapled pamphlet with a bit of rubbing to the rear cover.. Soft Cover. Very Good+.

$10.00

Texas Conference on Our Environmental Crisis Organized by the School of Architecture, The University of Texas, November 21, 22, and 23, 1965
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Texas Conference on Our Environmental Crisis Organized by the School of Architecture, The University of Texas, November 21, 22, and 23, 1965

By Various Presenters; Foreword by Governor John Connally

Austin, Texas: School of Architecture, University of Texas, 1966. Light edge wear, faint spotting to the top- and fore-edges of the page block. 255 pages with Biographical Information on Principal Speakers. Photograph of Lady Bird Johnson at the conference is shown on the page preceding the title page.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$10.00

Walking by Day
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Walking by Day

By Hutchins, Donald

Springfield, Massachusetts: CPR Prompt Corpporation, 1998. One man's account of how the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) and the various state laws that have followed have had a detrimental effect on small businesses across America.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$9.50

Danger All Around: Waste Storage Crisis on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast
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Danger All Around: Waste Storage Crisis on the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast

By Goldsteen, Joel B

Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1993. 259 pages, indexed. Illustrated with drawings and maps.. ISBN: 029271565x. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES SUBSTANCES ENVIRONMENTAL TEXAS LOUISIANA GULF COAST. Catalogs: Environment/Conservation.

$20.00

More Than Houses : How Habitat for Humanity is Transforming Lives and Neighborhoods

By Fuller, Millard

Nashville, Tennessee: Word Publishing, 2000. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. HABITAT HUMANITY HOUSING POOR NEIGHBORHOODS COMMUNITIES. Catalogs: Environment/Conservation.

$14.00

Sign Communication
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Sign Communication

By "Sign communication" Publishing Committee

Tokyo: Kashiwashobo Publishing, 1989. An interesting look at signs as they relate to their environment and their constructive use as an effective medium. Illustrated with many color plates, 309 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$25.00

A Simple, Decent Place to Live

By Fuller, Millard

Dallas, Texas: Word Publishing, 1995. ISBN: 0849911966. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. HOUSING POOR POLITICAL SCIENCE CITY PLANNING URBAN DEVELOPMENT ECONOMIC CONDITIONS HABITAT HUMANITY. Catalogs: Environment/Conservation.

$12.00

Submerged Lands of Texas, Corpus Christie Area : Sediments, Geochemistry, Benthic Macroinvertebrates, and Associated Wetlands

By White, Calnan, Morton, Kimble, Littleton, McGowan, Nance, and Schmedes

Austin, Texas: Bureau of Economic Geology, the University of Texas at Austin, 1983. Small crease to lower corner of rear cover and about the last 20 pages. Slipcase shows minor wear. Maps (plates) collected together in a sleeve inside slipcase. From the Submerged Lands of Texas series, this volume is about the Corpus Christie area. From the Preface by William L. Fisher, Director, Bureau of Economic Geology: "The atlases of the submerged lands of Texas will present an extensive spatial data base of sediment textural parameters, sediment geochemistry, benthic macroinvertebrates, and associated wetlands. Identifying, mapping, and characterizing these essential components of nearshore coastal environments provide important baseline information in anticipating, managing, and measuring the effects of the multitude of coastal activities that are directly and indirectly tied to submerged lands." 154 pages, illustrated with many figures tabels and the following plates (in pocket): I) Surface sediment distribution: gravel, sand, silt, mud, clay, and mean grain size; II) Distribution of TOC, barium, boron, and calcium in surface sediments; III) Distribution of chomium, copper, iron, and lead in surface sediments; IV) Distribution of manganese, nickel, strontium, and zinc in surface sediments; V) Distribution of wetlands and benthic macroinvertebrates; VI) Sample station number and locations. NOTE: These plates are very large, folded maps.. Soft Cover in Slipcase. Near Fine. CORPUS CHRISTIE TEXAS WETLANDS SUBMERGED LAND SEDIMENTS GEOCHEMISTRY BENTHIC MACROINVERTEBRATES CLIMATE BATHYMETRY BAY ESTUARY LAGOON SYSTEM COASTAL MAPPING ATLAS. Catalogs: Environment/Conservation.

$50.00