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Annals Of the Former World

Annals Of the Former World

by John McPhee

Annals of the Former World is a book on geology written by John McPhee and published in 1998 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. The book presents a geological history of North America, and was researched and written over the course of two decades beginning in 1978."Most mountain ranges around the world are the result of compression, of segments of the earth's crust being brought together, bent, mashed, thrust and folded, squeezed up into the sky-- the... Read more about this item
The Road To Reality

The Road To Reality

by Roger Penrose

Roger Penrose is Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. In 1988 he shared the Wolf Prize for physics with Stephen Hawking for their joint contribution to our understanding of the universe.From the Hardcover edition.
The Undercliff

The Undercliff

by Elaine Franks

Finding the Mother Tree

Finding the Mother Tree

by Suzanne Simard

Wild Flowers Of the United States

Wild Flowers Of the United States

by Harold William Rickett

The Theoretical Minimum

The Theoretical Minimum

by George Hrabovsky

The Study Skills Handbook

The Study Skills Handbook

by Stella Cottrell

Mind and Nature

Mind and Nature

by Gregory Bateson

The Medusa and The Snail

The Medusa and The Snail

by Lewis Thomas

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Braiding Sweetgrass

by Robin Wall Kimmerer

“As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert).

Drawing on her life as an indigenous... Read more about this item
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Basic Inorganic Chemistry

by F Albert and Geoffrey Wilkinson and Paul L Gaus Cotton

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The Illustrated Longitude

by Dava and Andrewes, William Sobel

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An Introduction To Behavioural Ecology

by John R and Davies, Nicholas B Krebs

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In the Company Of Crows and Ravens

by John M and Tony Angell Marzluff

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Julia At St Marks IV

by Julia Child

Natural Sciences Books & Ephemera

Pacific Discovery

Pacific Discovery

by Sciences, California Academy Of

Naturalist's Pocket Magazine

Naturalist's Pocket Magazine

by Anonymous

Six volumes only of this rare eight-volume set. (Vol. VIII was discontinued after only 4 issues with 12 plates.)With 352 hand-coloured engraved plates (of 360).Incomplete set of this rare handy pocket-sized edition of 18th century natural history describing many newly discovered species.Text and plates copied from accounts published by Count Buffon, George Edwards, George Shaw, James Bruce, Thomas Pennant, Maria Sybilla Merian and others. Includes the extinct dodo and sukotyro, endangered animals and... Read more about this item
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£3,575.25
Icones Lignorum exoticorum et nostratium

Icones Lignorum exoticorum et nostratium

by Martinus Houttuyn

A beautiful guide to the identification of woods by their grains and colours, a "Cabinet of Wood."With 66 fine hand-coloured engraved plates depicting over 550 types of European and exotic woods from India, China and America in cross section, each with a page of wood names in Dutch, German, French, English and Latin. The title page states that the book was meant "for natural history lovers and keepers of cabinets of natural curiosities." The book was issued in parts from 1773 and thus the number of... Read more about this item
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£4,767.00
THE QUIET FIELDS.

THE QUIET FIELDS.

by 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford

Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully, they can still be found by the country-lover and naturalist. This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winter winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to... Read more about this item
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£79.45
Icones Farlowianae; Illustrations of the Larger Fungi of Eastern North America

Icones Farlowianae; Illustrations of the Larger Fungi of Eastern North America

by Farlow, W.G. (William Gibson); E.A. Burt

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Farlow Library and Herbarium of Harvard University, 1929. Limited Edition. Folio. x, 120 pages, 103 color plates (1 folded). Limited to only 500 copies. Fine copies are very uncommon. One of the finest works devoted to mushrooms. An essential reference on the larger fungi. E.A. Burt wrote the text but his only desire was that his name is noted on the title page. A lovely copy in the original glassine, bound in green cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt.
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£873.95
Musée d’Histoire Naturelle

Musée d’Histoire Naturelle

by Achille Comte

Very good copy of the 1st edition of this introduction to natural history
Complete with all 50 handcoloured wood-engraved plates printed by F. Chardon
Museum of Natural History; cosmography, geology, zoology, botany
In a beautifully restored French mid-19th century polychrome and gilt pictorial binding by Lenegre
The plates cover a wide range of subject matter. The frontis shows the universe with stars, nebulae and comets, the geology plates show erupting volcanoes and a Swedish iron-ore mine. The... Read more about this item
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£397.25
The Tertiary Cheilostomatous Polyzoa of New Zealand

The Tertiary Cheilostomatous Polyzoa of New Zealand

by David Alexander Brown

London : The British Museum, 1952. Cloth. Very Good. 12" by 9.5". None. A first edition of this work on marine invertebrates. Illustrated throughout with 296 figures in the text. David Alexander Brown was a geologist who played an important role in developing the study of Geology in Australia. Brown was the president of the Geological Society of Australia and had a Bryzoan species named after him. In a cloth binding. Externally, smart with some light shelfwear and bumping. Spine sunned. Ink... Read more about this item
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£39.00
Les oiseaux d'Europe

Les oiseaux d'Europe

by Gooders, John

France: Éditions Solar (Collection Omniguide), 1990 Abondamment illustré de planches en couleurs; cartes; index. « Il existe des milliers d'espèces d'oiseaux, ne serait-ce qu'en Europe. Ce sont 427 d'entre elles - les plus "régulières", soit celles qui vous aurez le plus sûrement la possibilité de rencontrer - qui vous sont ici présentées.» Autocollant vierge en deuxième de couverture.. Illus. by... Read more about this item
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£20.07
The Natural History of British Birds

The Natural History of British Birds

by Edward Donovan

Very good copy of the first edition in five volumes (later expanded to 10) of this classic of British ornithology.
Complete with 124 beautiful copperplate engravings, drawn, engraved and coloured by the author.
British Birds was originally issued in 50 monthly parts with two plates each, and later published in five volumes in five successive years from 1794-1798. The illustrations were based on specimens in Donovan's personal collections of about 400 species. He paid extravagently for rare birds, buying... Read more about this item
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£3,575.25
Contributions toward a Monograph of the Lepidopterous Family Noctuidae of Boreal North America: A Revision of the Species of Acronycta (Ochsenheimer) and of Certain Allied Genera

Contributions toward a Monograph of the Lepidopterous Family Noctuidae of Boreal North America: A Revision of the Species of Acronycta (Ochsenheimer) and of Certain Allied Genera

by John Bernhard Smith & Harrison G. Dyar

Good half leather bound with hard grain morocco at fore corners and spine over brown pseudo-marbled paper over boards; five raised bands with gilt dot and chain pattern; gilt titles. Clean covers and spine; rubbed at fore corners, boards just exposed on rear cover at fore corners; 1.5 x .5 inch leather chip missing at spine tail; cracked at cover/spine joints, end papers intact; covers weakened at hinge but all reamins tightly bound; clean interior; slight age darkening. 194 text pp; xxii b/w plates; VII... Read more about this item
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£139.04
ADVENTURES WITH ROD AND HARPOON ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS

ADVENTURES WITH ROD AND HARPOON ALONG THE FLORIDA KEYS

by Endicott, Wendell

New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Presentation copy, inscribed and dated in the year of publication by Wendell Endicott on the front flyleaf. An avid sportsman, Endicott (1880-1954) attended Harvard University (1899-1901) and served as a director of Sears, Roebuck and Company in Chicago during the 1920s and '30s. This book includes his reminiscences of battling the "Silver King" (Atlantic tarpon) and other game fish along the Florida Keys, as well as a selection... Read more about this item
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£119.18
Ducks in Flight

Ducks in Flight

by David Hagerbaumer

Early original watercolor. 8 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches; mat size 14 1/2 x 16.
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£1,032.85
Birds of New Zealand and Outlying Islands

Birds of New Zealand and Outlying Islands

by Soper, M. F

New Zealand: Whitcoulls Publishers, 1984 « Birds of New Zealand and outlying islands, will be an essential reference work as well as a source of browsing pleasure among bird-watchers both expert and amateur.» With index, colour illus., d/j., an excellent copy. Weighs 615 gm.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.
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£14.51
The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher

The Medusa and the Snail: More Notes of a Biology Watcher

by Thomas, Lewis

Viking Press, 1979. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. Unmarked. Unclipped dust jacket. Second printing. Deckled edge. Continuing the exploration of humanity and its world that he began in The Lives of a Cell, Thomas examines disease and natural death, cloning, making mistakes, and other timely topics with his trademark wonder and wit. 175p.
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£15.10£11.32
Kunstformen der Natur

Kunstformen der Natur

by Ernst Haeckel

A beautiful copy of Ernst Haeckel's influential book on natural history that married art and science.First complete book edition following the original edition in parts published from 1899-1904. With the 51-page supplement. 100 fine plates, some printed in colour, chromolithographed by Adolf Giltsch after sketches by Ernst Haeckel. "First edition of this famous and marvelous work which had a considerable influence on decorative design in the Jugendstil and Art Nouveau period during the beginning of the... Read more about this item
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£3,972.50
Primates of South Asia: Ecology, Sociobiology, and Behavior

Primates of South Asia: Ecology, Sociobiology, and Behavior

by S. M. Mohnot M. L. Roonwal

Very clean copy with dustjacket. First Edition. Book has price sticker.
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£19.86
The Dodo and its Kindred

The Dodo and its Kindred

by Hugh Edwin Strickland, Alexander Gordon Melville

Very good copy of the increasingly hard-to-find monograph on the extinct dodo, Raphus cucullatus, and Rodrigues solitaire, Pezophaps solitaria.First edition of this finely illustrated classicComplete in two parts: Part I. History and External Characters of the Dodo, Solitaire and other Extinct Brevipennate Birds by H. E. Strickland, and Part II: Osteology of the Dodo and Solitaire by A.G. Melville. With two hand-coloured lithographs after the famous 17th-century paintings of the dodo by Roelandt... Read more about this item
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£4,369.75
Merveilles de la nature Tome 1 : Les plantes - Le monde des plantes

Merveilles de la nature Tome 1 : Les plantes - Le monde des plantes

by Brehm, A.- E.; Constantin, Paul

France: Librairie J. Baillière et Fils, 1894 Demi reliure avec dos et coins de cuir brun; plats décorés de papier marbré; titrage doré et quatre faux nerfs dorés au filet au dos. Tranches jaspées. Sarracénies en frontispice. Ouvrage abondamment illustré de 961 figures de dessins et gravures exécutés par différents artistes et photographes. Non daté.. Illus. by Collectif. Couverture rigide. Très bon.
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£86.95
Steep Trails

Steep Trails

by Muir, John

New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1918. Later Edition/Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. In green pictorial cloth with green illustrations and titling. Light edgewear to spine ends. Owner's name, date, address and ""yosemite - 43"" to top of ffep. A small rectangular stain to bottom of ffep where something was laid in place for a while, also tape stains(not scars) to top and bottom of endpapers - assuming where protected jacket rested. Bug hole to top inside of front hinge and rear hinge is... Read more about this item
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£119.18
1870 Rhind BOTANICAL History Vegetable Kingdom Plants Botany Illustrated Herbal

1870 Rhind BOTANICAL History Vegetable Kingdom Plants Botany Illustrated Herbal

by RHIND, William

1870 Rhind BOTANICAL History Vegetable Kingdom Plants Botany Illustrated Herbal
William Rhind's 'History of the Vegetable Kingdom' is a rare, 19th-century book written to help classify plants and provide comprehensive descriptions of leaves, seeds, fruits, flowers, and vegetables. This work is notable for its impressive collection of colored illustrations.
Item number: #17165
Price: $550
RHIND, William
A history of the vegetable kingdom: embracing the physiology, classification, and culture of plants,... Read more about this item
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£436.97
Zoography

Zoography

by William Wood

Good copy of this classic of natural history illustration
Famous for its dramatic illustrations of animals, birds, insects, plants in almost Gothic landscapes, initiating the new style of picturesque natural history against exotic backgrounds used by Robert Thornton in Temple of Flora, 1807.
With 51 (of 60) dramatic aquatints drawn and engraved by William Daniell, some after original drawings by his brother Samuel Daniell.
Vol. I, quadrupeds and birds, xx, 572, 18 aquatint plates; Vol. II, reptiles,... Read more about this item
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£397.25
Nature Magazine; November 1937; Volume 30; No 5.

Nature Magazine; November 1937; Volume 30; No 5.

by American Nature Association

Washington, D.C.:: American Nature Association, 1937.. Paperbound: center-stapled format . BINDING/CONDITION: a paperbound periodical; Fair condition.. 4to (about 11.5 inches tall) . Description: Plain paper covers. Articles include: Incidents of the Wild by John Lindsey Blackford; Four-Footed Kings of Western Rock Castles (chipmunks, pikas, marmots, ground squirrels) by Hamilton M Laing; Natural Elk Management by Olaus J Murie; and A Peep at Polyphemus by John Willard Baechle. Many black and white... Read more about this item
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£9.93
Jane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe (Signed 1st Printing)

Jane Goodall: 50 Years at Gombe (Signed 1st Printing)

by Goodall, Jane

Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2010. 1st Ed. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 10x8x0. Signed. SIGNED BY JANE GOODALL directly to the title page. also briefly inscribed along with "Follow your heart" as shown. A lovely 1st printing in near-fine / very good condition (mild wear on DJ). Looks terrific with a new mylar cover added to your dust jacket. Expedited shipping is welcome; signed by author.
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£162.87
The Naturalist's Cabinet, or Interesting Sketches of Animal History; Illustrative of the Natures, Dispositions, Manners, and Habits, of all the most remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Amphibia, Reptiles &c

The Naturalist's Cabinet, or Interesting Sketches of Animal History; Illustrative of the Natures, Dispositions, Manners, and Habits, of all the most remarkable Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Amphibia, Reptiles &c

by Rev. Thomas Smith

London : James Cundee, 1806 A good copy of this scarce 6 volume work bound in 3 volumes. With 58 (of 60) hand coloured plates and 6 hand coloured vignette title pages. An account of natural history based around observation and reading mixed with anecdotes and tales relating to the animal in question. The illustrator (anonymous) has then produced some extraordinary illustrations including an orang utan at the dining table, a flock of herons attacking rooks, a boxing kangaroo, and a man riding an ostrich,... Read more about this item
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£600.00
The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 2, 1837-1843

The Correspondence of Charles Darwin: Volume 2, 1837-1843

by Darwin, Charles

Cambridge University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Very Good. Former library book; May have limited writing in cover pages. Pages are unmarked. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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£24.40
The Naturalist’s History VOL XXVI Mammalia, Whales.

The Naturalist’s History VOL XXVI Mammalia, Whales.

by JARDINE, Sir William

1852 WHALES Dolphins Jardine Naturalist Mammalia Cetacea Porpoises Whaling ART
A rare edition of volume 26 of 'Mammalia' from Sir William Jardine's 'Naturalist's Library'. Jardine supplies a fascinating early 19th-century survey on aquatic wildlife. This scientific treatise provides 32 beautifully hand-colored engraved plates depicting a variety of whales, dolphins, and porpoises. Also included is a portrait and memoir of French naturalist, Bernard-Germain-Étienne de La Ville-sur-Illon, comte de... Read more about this item
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£475.91