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The Secret Origins of Bigfoot

By Warren Smith

Nyc: Zebra Books. Very Good. 1977. First Edition; First Printing. Paperback. 0890832250 . Very good. Pages clean and intact, no markings, light age tanning to interior. Cover has light edge/corner wear, light scuffing, and light creasing/indentations across cover. "Startling evidence of another form of life on Earth today... Is Bigfoot a "throwback" from prehistoric times, or a preview of life in the future? Here are documented accounts of sightings of Sasquatch and Bigfoot throughout the world, from great shaggy humanoids of the Himalayan Mountains to manlike creatures prowling the wilderness of the United States and Canada...." (99os,5-18) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$19.95

Hawks from Every Angle - How to Identify Raptors in Flight
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Hawks from Every Angle - How to Identify Raptors in Flight

By Jerry Liguori; Foreword by David A. Sibley

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0691118248 . HARDCOVER (not paperback). Princeton University 2005, 1st printing. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - brodart protective sleeve and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are all intact and clean other than light soiling to outer edge of pages and last index page. Partial paper split at spine inside front cover, but no loose pages. Pages otherwise unmarked, light age tanning to some page edges. Dustjacket itself is excellent, with no tears, however brodart sleeve has some scuffing and light scratches. This could be removed if desired. Profusely illustrated, mostly in colour. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Identifying hawks in flight is a tricky business. Across North America, tens of thousands of people gather every spring and fall at more than one thousand known hawk migration sites--from New Jersey's Cape May to California's Golden Gate. Yet, as many discover, a standard field guide, with its emphasis on plumage, is often of little help in identifying those raptors soaring, gliding, or flapping far, far away. Hawks from Every Angle takes hawk identification to new heights. It offers a fresh approach that literally looks at the birds from every angle, compares and contrasts deceptively similar species, and provides the pictures (and words) needed for identification in the field. Jerry Liguori pinpoints innovative, field-tested identification traits for each species from the various angles that they are seen. Featuring 339 striking color photos on 68 color plates and 32 black & white photos, Hawks from Every Angle is unique in presenting a host of meticulously crafted pictures for each of the 19 species it covers in detail--the species most common to migration sites throughout the United States and Canada. All aspects of raptor identification are discussed, including plumage, shape, and flight style traits. For all birders who follow hawk migration and have found themselves wondering if the raptor in the sky matches the one in the guide, Hawks from Every Angle--distilling an expert's years of experience for the first time into a comprehensive array of truly useful photos and other pointers for each species--is quite simply a must. (700,4-14) .

$59.95

Drawing Big Game,  An Artist's Reference to the North's Great Animals
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Drawing Big Game, An Artist's Reference to the North's Great Animals

By Lindstrand, Doug

PA: Fox Chapel Publishing Company. Good. 2000. First Edition; Third Printing. Softcover. 1565231406 . Oversize softcover in good used condition, ex-library book with usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact. Some pages are lightly wrinkled from use and there are some small corner creases. Cover has some scuffing, moderate edgewear and numerous creases, light corner curling, one small tear across spine. Profusely illustrated in colour and b/w. 104 pages. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 104 pages; Celebrating the largest animals of Alaska’s wild frontier, this artistic guide contains both photographs and field sketches of these magnificent animals in their natural habitats throughout the year. Featuring natural history for each species, this book offers a rare look at such animals as the Alaska moose, the American bison, the black bear, and the musk ox. (700,713) .

$45.00

The Snake Almanac - A Fully Illustrated Natural History of Snakes Worldwide
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The Snake Almanac - A Fully Illustrated Natural History of Snakes Worldwide

By Ricciuti, Edward R.

The Lyons Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2001. First Edition. Hardcover. 1585741787 . This is an ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are clean and intact. Cover has light scuffing, slight loosening to laminate at some edges as well as a small peel in the laminate on rear. Illustrated in b/w & colour. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 228 pages; Perhaps no creature has been as feared, mythologized, or misunderstood as the snake. The Snake Almanac reveals that the truths about these reptiles are as fascinating as the fictions. There are more than 2,000 species of snakes, and The Snake Almanac gives up close looks at some of the most beautiful, bizarre, and deadly - such as the gliding snake, which can "fly" from trees with the help of skin flaps along its sides, or the hognose snake, which plays dead when threatened, or the powerfully venomous black mamba. Beginning with the snake's evolution, Edward R. Ricciuti goes on to cover the anatomy of snakes and how they move, hunt, eat, breed, and perceive the world around them. He gives a global survey of snakebites - why, when, and where they occur, and the fallacies about treating bites - and examines humankind's attitudes toward snakes, from reviling them as the devil incarnate to revering them as gods. Full of lush illustrations, fact-filled tables and sidebars, and entertaining anecdotes from Ricciuti's experiences as a snake owner and observer, The Snake Almanac is a must-have for anyone interested in nature's legless wonders. (81/4 X 101/4, 228 pages, color photos, b&w photos, illustrations, tables) (710,0811) .

$13.95

Falcon Fever,   A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century
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Falcon Fever, A Falconer in the Twenty-first Century

By Gallagher, Tim

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780618805754 . Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact, light soiling to outer edge of pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages; A boy, a medieval emperor, and an obsession that wouldn't quit. What is so compelling about falconry? To find an answer, Tim Gallagher mines his lifelong obsession with falcons in this engaging volume, interweaving memoir, history, and travelogue. An entire subculture exists outside the mainstream of American society consisting of obsessed individuals (Robert F. Kennedy Jr. And film writer Tony Huston among them) who still use the ancient training techniques and language of falconry. Gallagher finds that his personal story connects on many levels with that of Frederick II, the thirteenth-century Holy Roman Emperor, legendary falconer, and notorious freethinker, who brought the full wrath of the medieval Church down upon his dynasty. While following Frederick’s footsteps through southern Italy, Gallagher ponders his personal history as well. What salve to his spirit did falconry provide when it ignited his passion at age twelve? Beset by a turbulent childhood dominated by a brutal and violent father, Gallagher turned to this sport for emotional release. He offers us a unique glimpse into contemporary falconry, and the result is a surprisingly frank and revealing personal story. (462noto, 0211) .

$6.00

Whitetail,   Fundamentals and Fine Points For the Hunter
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Whitetail, Fundamentals and Fine Points For the Hunter

By Mattis, George

Krause Publications. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 0873419197 . Large hardcover. Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are intact and clean other than a little soiling on first blank endpage. Light scuffing to jacket. The culmination of the author's nearly 50 years of knowledge gained in the wilds of northern Wisconsin and in his world travels as a naturalist and sportsman. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 240 pages; (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra shipping will apply, 1025, 0211) .

$11.95

The Magnificent Bears of North America  . . . And Where to Find Them
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The Magnificent Bears of North America . . . And Where to Find Them

By Scott, Keith, "the Bear Man"

Hancock House Pub Ltd. Very Good+. 2001. First Edition. Softcover. 0888394942 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages clean and intact - overall wear is very light. B/w & colour illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 157 pages; 'Nice bear. I am not going to hurt you. I am far from tasty and I am sure you are not interested in trying me out.' Only someone with wide experience in the hush and a deep understanding of bear behaviour could talk a mother grizzly bear with a cub out of attacking him as it was poised to lunge -- and only someone as uncon-ventional as Keith Scott would even try. In this book, Keith tells that unforgettable story and many more as he shares his knowledge of the continent's greatest carnivores and shows us their lives in page after page of stunning photographs. (220osl) .

$7.00

ANIMALS OF AFRICA
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ANIMALS OF AFRICA

By Allen, Thomas B.; Goodall, Dr. Jane

Beaux Arts Editions. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. 0789399938 . Earlier Edition, Beaux Arts Editions 1997, same book. ISBN: 088363368X. 4to (12.5" tall). HC/DJ - near fine. Very large hardcover in excellent condition, clean and unmarked other than one very small tear to spine bottom. Jacket has light scuffing, light scratches, a little edge crinkling but no tears. Spectacular photos throughout. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 252 pages; Animals of Africa captures the unique beauty of the African natural world in 200 full-color photographs by four top wildlife photographers: Jim Brandenburg, Mitsuaki Iwago, Frans Lanting, and Michael Nichols. Against the backdrop of an exquisite landscape that ranges from desert scrub land to the savanna, the mountains, and rainforests, their extraordinary images feature the hunters, grazers, waterbirds, and strange menagerie of Madagascar’s isolated forgotten Eden. This exciting volume features up-close images of fearsome lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas; the gentle grazers such as wildebeests, zebras, deer, gazelles, and giraffes; the giant “untouchables” such as elephants, rhinos, and cape buffalos; as well as birds from flamingoes to vultures, water animals such as hippos and crocodiles, and of course the chimps and great apes. Animals of Africa brings its wonder to the armchair traveler in dozens of striking images. These powerful photographs will deepen your appreciation of the natural world, of the fragility and balance of life, and also bring to light how imperative it is to preserve these African animals and the wildernesses in which they live. (*Note: due to heavy weight, over 5 lbs wrapped, there will be extra shipping charges) [2.177] .

$29.95

With Ptarmigan and Tundra Wolves
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With Ptarmigan and Tundra Wolves

By Hampson, Cy

Orca Book Publishers. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0920501591 . Signed by author on title pages. Interior clean and unmarked other than previous owner's name stamp (in red ink) in three places within book, light age tanning to page edges. Light soiling to outer edge of pages and small red ink marking on one edge. Cover has some scuffing and light wear at corners. The story of the adventures of the author and his family when they headed north above the Arctic Circle to study the behaviour of arctic animals. (453-osl); 4to 11" - 13" tall; 131 pages; Signed by Author .

$11.50

THE SHAMBA RAIDERS  Memories of a Game Warden
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THE SHAMBA RAIDERS Memories of a Game Warden

By Kinloch, Bruce

Ashford Pr Pub. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 1852530359 . Ashford Press 1988, revised edition. HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and tight other than previous owner's name stamp inside front cover and a couple small light stains within book. Spine is slightly cocked for ward with bumping to spine ends and light creasing on front, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Dustjacket is fairly heavily scuffed with light scratches and several light creases/wrinkles, couple tiny edge tears. Front flap is price clipped. Over a period of 25 years, Bruce Kinlock became Chief Game Warden in three different African countries - the only man ever to have achieved this - and also Wildlife Advisor to two others. He also founded the College of African Wildlife Management on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Colour photo frontispiece and b/w illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 431 pages; (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra shipping will apply to most locations, 1028) .

$29.95

ULENDO Travels of a Naturalist in and out of Africa
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ULENDO Travels of a Naturalist in and out of Africa

By Carr, Archie

London: The Scientific Book Club. Near Fine in Good dust jacket. 1966. Hardcover. B0007J6VJ8 . HC/DJ - near fine/good. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked, a little rubbing/wear to bottom and bumping to upper spine. Jacket is age tanned, with several very small edge tears and chips, light soiling and creasing to top edge. ; 8vo; In the timeless voice of a classic, Ulendo speaks to readers today with even more force and elegance than it did on its first publication in 1954. Written by Florida's preeminent nature writer, this memoir describes the African journey--the "ulendo," as they say in Malawi--of Archie Carr, who spent several summers in Africa on official business to study animal-borne diseases and sea turtle habitats. [370-noto] .

$9.95

British Columbia Game Fish
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British Columbia Game Fish

By Jack Grundle; Pete Broomhall; Roderick Haig-Brown

Western Fish & Game Magazine Ltd.. Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket. 1970. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover/dustjacket - near fine/good. Hardcover is clean and unmarked other than small marked out price on endpage, very light age tanning to interior. Cover has a little bumping at corners and slight tanning to edges. Jacket has light scuffing , some rubbing at edges and several small edge tears, couple small chips at bottom and light age tanning. Foreward by Roderick Haig-Brown. 13 chapters, each devoted to an important B. C. Game fish. Seven writers are represented: Dave Stewart, Peter Broomhall, Lee Straight, Howard Paish, Dave Hurn and Harry Lomax. Colour & b/w illustrations. [770]; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 107 pages .

$19.95

THE ATLAS OF BREEDING BIRDS OF ALBERTA
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THE ATLAS OF BREEDING BIRDS OF ALBERTA

By Glen P. Semenchuk (editor)

Federation of Alberta Naturalists. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 0969613407 . HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, small amount of light spotting outer edge of pages. Pages clean and unmarked other than one earmark seen and small checkmark on endpage corner, a little bumping at corners. Outer corner of a small section of pages was accidently bent over and now is somewhat creased. Jacket has light scuffing, light edge creasing/wrinkling and a few tiny corner tears. " After five years of extensive field research by over 1000 volunteers, the Atlas of Breeding Birds of Alberta has emerged in beautiful, large, hard cover format. Ideal for the experienced "birder" and the casual backyard bird watcher. The heart of the Atlas is comprised of province wide distribution maps that clearly show where each species breeds, throughout the different Alberta natural regions. A historic volume, the Atlas contains unprecedented baseline information of great value to the understanding and preservation of bird diversity in Alberta. The Atlas is a must for anyone concerned with the status of birds in Alberta. Includes more than 250 professionally reviewed species accounts with: Current distribution information, areas of concentration, range limits and changes from historical ranges More than 250 full color photographs etc...." (1830) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 391 pages; (*Note: due to heavy weight, near 5 lbs wrapped, extra postage will be required. ) .

$45.00

THE ULTIMATE KOI
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THE ULTIMATE KOI

By Fletcher, Nick

Howell Book House. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 158245129x . Hc/DJ - fine/VG. Hardcover is excellent, clean and unmarked. Jacket is scuffed with light wear at edges and price sticker on rear. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages; Contents: * Anatomy and Physiology of Koi* Historical Background* Koi Varieties* Koi Ponds* What a Koi Must Accomplish* Pond Building* Buying Koi* Diet and Feeding* Disease and Parasites in Koi* Handling Koi* Showing Koi. (*Note - due to heavy weight, extra shipping will apply to some locations) [1017] .

$27.50

NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY  A National Audubon Society Guide
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NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY A National Audubon Society Guide

By Fitzharris, Tim

Firefly Books. Near Fine. 1996. First Edition. Softcover. 1895565928 . Excellent condition - clean and unmarked. Cover has light scuffing and very light wear at corners. Profusely illustrated in colour. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 168 pages; A complete and inspiring guide covering equipment, basic and advanced techniques, composition, wildflowers, birds, landscapes, wildlife, insects, and more. Tim Fitzharris is the author and photographer of 16 books. A feature writer and professional adviser to OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHER magazine, his nature and wildlife photographs have been exhibited by the National Museum of Canada and featured on calendars. [650] .

$13.95

CANADIAN FEATHERS  A Loon-atics Guide to Anting, Mimicry and Dump-nesting
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CANADIAN FEATHERS A Loon-atics Guide to Anting, Mimicry and Dump-nesting

By Bumstead, Pat E.

Simply Wild Publications, Inc.. Very Good+. 2001. First Edition. Softcover. 0968927807 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition, clean and tight pages. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Cover has light scuffing and a small amount of soiling outer edge of pages. A smorgasbord of little-known facts and interesting tidbits on the birds of Canada. Includes details on characteristics , behaviour, diet, reproduction and family status of 426 bird species found in Canada. [855]; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages .

$14.95

PEREGRINE FALCONS
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PEREGRINE FALCONS

By Savage, Candace

Douglas & McIntyre. Good in Good dust jacket. 1992. First Edition. Hardcover. 1550540106 . Ex-library book but still in good condition, usual ex-lib type markings, laminate was scuffed and has been removed. Pages are tight and clean other than a bit of ink rubbing on a few pages and occasional light wrinkling. Jacket has scuffing, light edgewear/curling and two taped tears, one on front, one on rear. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 145 pages; (*Note - due to heavy weight, there will be addt'l ship charges to some locations) [1135] .

$18.95

VIRUNGA The Passion of Dian Fossey
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VIRUNGA The Passion of Dian Fossey

By Mowat, Farley

McClelland & Stewart. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0771066775 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked other than slight soiling outer edge of pages. Colour photos. Jacket has light scuffing, slight corner wear, price clipped on front flap and some light creasing to back flap, no tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 380 pages; On December 28, 1985 after eighteen years of research in the dripping rain forests of the Virunga volcanoes in central Africa, Dian Fossey was brutally murdered. Though not quite fifty-four years old, she had lived a life as remarkable and rewarding as that of any woman of our time. Dian Fossey went to Africa at the urging of famed anthropologist Dr. Louis Leakey to study one of the rarest, most mysterious animals on earth: the wild mountain gorilla. She found the great, gentle apes threatened on all sides by zoo collectors, poachers, herdsmen and scientists. Slowly, she came to understand the magnificent creatures on their own terms, to understand and admire--even to love them. She became their greatest champion--and their greatest martyr. Virunga is the startling true account of Dian Fossey's life as told by Canada's favorite wildlife writer, Farley Mowat. Based on Fossey's private correspondence, journals, camp records, personal papers and interviews with her colleagues, friends and enemies, it is the story of one woman's inexhaustible passion for life--and the creatures who share it with us. [775] .

$14.50

A SCIENCE DICTIONARY OF THE ANIMAL WORLD An Illustrated Demonstration of Terms Used in Animal Biology

By Chinery, Michael

Franklin Watts. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1969. First Edition. Hardcover. 0531017842 . HC/DJ - Very good/good minus. Hardcover very good - interior clean, a little soiling outer edge of pages. Rear cover has slight watermark but no wrinkling. Over 500 colour illus. Dustjacket has age tanning, a few edge tears and chips. Rear of jacket has some water damage and marking, also affects back flap of jacket. A compact pictorial reference includes over a thousand of the essential terms used in animal biology. [459-noto] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$9.95

BOLT FROM THE BLUE  Wild Peregrines on the Hunt
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BOLT FROM THE BLUE Wild Peregrines on the Hunt

By Dekker, Dick

Hancock House Publishing. Very Good. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0888394349 . Clean, tight condition. Ex-library book with sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and intact, light edgewear to cover, slight soiling outer edge of pages. "The peregrine falcon, fastest creature on earth, stoops out of the blue to take its wary prey by surprise. Yet, this high drama is rarely witnessed by people. This book offers the unique accounts of a passionate expert who has seen more than 2,000 hunts by wild peregrines.....; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; A perceptive and personal narrative aimed at a wide readership, this book portrays the fabled falcon in a variety of landscapes, migrating over the prairies, caring for its young at the nest or wintering on the coast where it meets its nemesis, the mighty bald eagle...." [osl-260] .

$9.95

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