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Fire Ants.

By Taber, Stephen Welton.

College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2000. First edition. Cloth. Very good octavo hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear along edges of boards with minor bumping to heel of spine. Dj is Lightly along edges of covers and minor scuffing to covers with taped on number tag along spine. Paperclip marks on table of contents page. 308 pages with illustrations, 3 appendices (1. Fire Ant species of the world, 2. how to identify US Fire Ants, 3. preserving Fire Ants for study), glossary, bibliography, and index. An examination of ecology and control of the various species of Fire Ants in the United States.

$20.00

The Trees of North America.

By Mitchell, Alan. Illustrated by David More.

New York: Facts on File, 1987. First edition. Very good folio sized (oversized) hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards. The dj has some minor wear along edges and slight scuffing to covers. 208 pages with illustrations, maps, and index.

$20.00

The Restless Earth: A Report on the New Geology, and Violent Universe: An Eyewitness Account of the New Astronomy. (2 Books).

By Calder, Nigel.

New York: Viking Press, 1973 (Earth) and 1972 (Universe).. Hardcover. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. Slipcase edition. Two very good hardcovers in fair dust jackets in good slipcase. Light wear to edges of boards and light bumping to head and heel of spine. Djs are lightly worn and rubbed along edges and lightly scuffed on covers. Slipcase is foxed and browned on panels with wear and rubbing to edges and has name written on side panel. Earth book is 152 pages with illustrations and index. Universe book is 160 pages with illustrations and index. Two brief, popular studies of scientific advances and the state of knowledge in the fields of geology and astronomy.

$20.00

Kafer und Andere Kerbtiere. 34 Zeichnungen von Bernard Durin.

By Durin, Bernard. Paul Armand Gette and Gerhard Scherer.

Schirmer/Mosel, 1980.. First edition. Very good folio (oversized) hardcover in fair dust jacket. Wear and rubbing along the edges with bumping to the head and heel of the spine. Lighter bumping to the corners of the panels. Dj has wear and rubbing along the edges two 2 inch tears on the upper edge of the front cover and other smaller tears along the edges. Dj also has some scuffing to the covers and light browning along the edges. Light foxing to the page edges. 107 pages. A work featuring 34 excellent color plates of various arthropods (insects and arachnids) with the text in German.

$70.00

Dynamics of Forest Herbivory: Quest for Pattern and Principle.

By Mattson, William J., Pekka Niemela, and Matti Rousi, editors.

Forest Service-U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1996. North Central Forest Experiment Station. General Technical Report NC-183.. Trade Paperback. Good. First edition. Good oversized softcover. Wear and rubbing to the edges of the covers with some creasing to the corners, especially the lower front corner. Light scuffing also to covers. Text is clean and unmarked while the binding is still tight. 286 pages with figures, tables, illustrations, notes, and references. A collection of 33 articles on forests and herbivory patterns. "Herbivory on woody plants is highly variable in both space and time. This proceedings addresses one of its root causes, the highly intricate and dynamic relationships that exist between most herbivores and their host plants" (back cover).

$50.00

Aufsatze uber Vererbung und Verwandte Biologische Fragen.

By Weismann, August.

Jena: Gustav Fischer, 1892.. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover in marbled boards with leather binding on the spine and corners of the panels. Wear and rubbing along the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine and corners of the panels. Some of the leather and binding has rubbed off mainly on the corners. Two tears, about an half inch each, near the head and heel of the spine. Panels have some light scuffing and scratching. Odd mark on spine with penned in numbers. Marbled endpapers. Name of previous owner on the title page and some penciled underlining on the same page with a stamp. Page edges are lightly browned. 848 pages with notes and index. Text of this scarce work on biology is in German.

$200.00

The Ice Age in North America and Its Bearing upon the Antiquity of Man.

By Wright, G. Frederick.

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1891.. Third edition. Good octavo hardcover in brown decorated binding with illustrations and gilt lettering without dust jacket. Wear and rubbing to the edges of the boards with bumping to the head and heel of the spine with a few slight tears in the same areas. Bumping to the corners of the panels with heavy bump to the lower corner of the front panel. Scuffing and some staining to the covers. Bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Name of the previous owner on the front free endpaper in ink and a little bit of writing on the rear free endpaper. Page edges are a little browned and slightly foxed. Stainmarks on the fore-edges of the pages. Some light underlining and notes in pencil (red and blue). 648 pages with illustrations, maps, footnotes, 3 appendices (1. probable causes of glaciation, 2. Chalmers on galciation of Eastern Canada, 3. supplementary notes), and index. A nice old work of geology on the coming of the glaciers during the Pleistocene era.

$35.00