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Image for Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation & Animals

Lake Superior: Its Physical Character, Vegetation & Animals

By: Agasizz, Louis

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Huntington, New York, Robert E. Kreiger Publishing: 1974

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 22035


Very nice, clean book, tighly bound with no names or writing. Small spot of wear to back spine area i and two spots to front board visible only when turned in the light. Pages and page edges pristine.Beautifully illustrated throughout. Originally published in 1850. Agasizz was both a medical doctor and a scientist who specialized in natural history, specifically ichthyology, the study of fish. He is not to be confused with Louis Agasizz Fuertes, the ornithologist and ... View more info

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Up Old Forge Way: West Canada Creek

By: Beetle, David H.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Utica, New York, North Country Books: 1984

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 28027


Very nice clean book with no bumps to boards and no wear to edges. Book is tightly bound and shows no names or wriitng. The jacket is likewise nice with no tears or chips and no price-clip. Only fault is a light bit of foxing to margins of back endflap and a light skim of same to back cover (see pictures). Overall, very nice. Measures 5-3/4" x 7-3/4" with 158 pages. Focus is on the Central Adirondack country with many beautiful black and white photographs throughout. View more info

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Herbs and the Earth: An Evocative Excursion Into the Lore and Legend of Our Common Herbs

By: Beston, Henry

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, David R. Godine Publishers: 1990

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 28193


Lovely book, clean and bright inside and out with no creasing, no bumps to boards, and no names or writing .Book was initally published in 1935. There is also in this book a letter from the publisher laid-in which includes this paragraph, " The enclosed (the book) is a collector's item -- it was printed in letterpress, a rarely used printing process these days. All future printings will be done by offset, which will look as good, but won't have quite the same "feel." Bo... View more info

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Migrating Raptors of the World; Their Ecology and Conservation

By: Bildstein, Keith L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press: 2006

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 25996TB


Crisp as new book -- no defect. Pristine inside and out. Will arrive with brand new mylar cover to protect it. Beautiful photographs at center of book printed on coated paper in full color. Also illustrated with maps, charts, graphs and tables, as well as a few black and white photos. A new study on the migration patterns of birds of prey which also includes case studies of several raptor species illustrating how the migration strategies can be very different. The author... View more info

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Winners in Life's Race

By: Buckley, Arabella B.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Company: 1883

Seller ID: 16609K


Very nice copy indeed. Olive green boards are handsomely and crisply gilded at face and spine with a most decorative cover featuring animals in bright gold against a black scene of water and trees. Spine is likewise pictorial. Small bit of wear to crown and tail of spine and along rear hinge at back, though there is no interior cracking to hinges either front or back and book is tightly bound. No foxing, just mild toning to pages. A sequel to the author's previous book ... View more info

Image for Contributions of the United States National Herbarium Volume 54:1-180; Floristic Checklist of the Mache-Chindul  Mountains of Northwestern Ecuador

Contributions of the United States National Herbarium Volume 54:1-180; Floristic Checklist of the Mache-Chindul Mountains of Northwestern Ecuador

By: Clark, John L.; Neill, David A.; Asanza, Mercedes

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington D.C., Department of Botany; National Museum of Natural History: 2006

Seller ID: 24660


Crisp, BRAND NEW book still in original publisher's shrinkwrap.Part of a very large series compiled by the Smithsonian. We also have available Vol. 57: 1-172 and multiple copies of Vol.56 1:184. View more info

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The Story of Hurricane Cleo

By: Compiled By Globe News Company

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Globe News Company: 1964

Seller ID: 16419A


Oversized booklet measuring 11" by 9" and featuring 58 pages lavishly illusated with black and white photographs of the disaster. Clean as a whistle inside and out with one tiny tear to outer edge of front cover. Includes significant text, as well as a very nice fold-out map which outlines the storm's path. Cleo blasted Key Biscayne and roared along the Florida coast via State Rte. 7 with winds gusting to 110 miles per hour. The devastation was enormous and included St... View more info

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The Genus Cypripedium (Botanical Magazine Monograph)

By: Cribb, Phillip

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon, Timber Press, Incorporated: 1997

Edition: Presumed First

Seller ID: 23108


Very handsome book with only a few minor faults. The brown boards are clean and show only a tiny crease to the lower front corner. There's a small date written in the upper corner, but I will include a floral bookplate for you to use, or not, at your disceretion. The book is illustrated throughout with drawings in black and white and color photographs at the back. Book is a monograph covering what is commonly called the lady's slipper. Topics include: history, morpholog... View more info

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The Vascular Plants of Unglaciated Ohio

By: Cusick, Allison W.; Silberhorn, Gene M.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State University: 1977

Edition: Volume 5, Number 4

Seller ID: 26096TB


Crisp clean book showing a light stain to lower front corner with no bleed-through to reverse side. Otherwise pristine inside and out with very white page edges. No names or writing. Measures 7"x10" and has 157 pages. Consists of a catalogue oif 2071 vascular plant species and hybrids of 141 families and 701 genera known from the floristic region of unglaciated Ohio, an area encompassing all oo portions of 33 counties in southern or eastern Ohio. Indexed to genus, specie... View more info

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The Lore of The Honey-Bee

By: Edwardes, Tickner

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, England, Methuen & Company: 1925

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 27956


Nce, clean book tighly bound with no names or writing. -- just an embossed name to top of title page. Binding is solid with no defect to gutters either front or back. There are no bumps to corners and no defects of note save a small bit of light foxing to a couple page at front. Book is protected by heavy plastic wrapper. Twenty-four illustrations all of which have been collated and are present. Most are photograohs, but there is also art and a liookat a spread from Mos... View more info

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From Prairie To Field

By: Evans, Terry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chicago, Field Museum of Natural History: 2002

Seller ID: 23144


This is a top drawer presentation for a folder and an art catalog. The folder itself is a lovely extra and, as you can see, the catalog is hand-sewn. It measures 9" x 10-1/2" and has twenty color plates. the topics are as follows: a common sunflower leaf, a drawer of eastern meadowlarks, river carpsuckers, zebra swallowtail butterflies, red-tailed hawks,three-awned grass, bullsnakes, great blue heron, sand bluestem, Eskimo curlew, Passerine bird bones, white lined sphinx... View more info

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The Fossil Book: A Record of Prehistoric Life

By: Fenton, Carroll Lane; Fenton, Mildred Adams; Rich, Thomas Hewitt; Rich, Patricia Vickers

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mineola, New York, U.S.A., Dover Pubns: 1996

Edition: Dover Reprint

Seller ID: 16753A


Crisp, clean book with no spine crease and no names or writing. Crisp corners. A massive book beautifully and amply illustrated throughout with drawings and color plates -- more than 1500 images in all. An unabridged reprint which offers information on all aspects of fossils, their care, and what can be learned from them. 740 pages. Indexed. View more info

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Speleo Digest 1979

By: Garton, E. Ray & Mary Ellen et al

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Huntsville, Alabama, National Speleological Society: 1979

Edition: IIssue # 24

Seller ID: 27620


Very nice clean journal with no names or writing, calling out to cave explorers everywhere! Pages are pristine, there is no spine crease and it's tightly bound. It's also illustrated throughout with drawings. Includes descriptions of caves from many states in he U.S. plus Australia, Barbados, Canada, China, Guatemala, Mexico, Switzerland and Trinidad. Other topics include biology, geology, meteorology, cartography, cave camping, emergency equipment, lighting and vertical... View more info

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Handbook of Liberian Ferns

By: Harleym, Winifred J.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ganta, Liberia, Ganta Mission:

Seller ID: 276247


Book is perfect bound with no creasing to spine. Paper is crisp and clean inside and out and there is no cover lift and no names or writing. The only fault is a small bit of wear to corners of spine at top and bottom. Book measures 5-1/2"x 8" and has 114 pages. Many detailed drawings show the various specimens. Text is generous -- there is no date. Not commonly found. View more info

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Reef Creature Identification: Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas

By: Humann, Paul

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Jacksonville, Florida, New World Publications: 2001

Edition: Enlarged Second Edition

Seller ID: 27110TB


Crisp, clean, book -- clearly never used in the field. Nicely protected with clear heavy plastic jacket. Measures 6-1/4"x9-1/2" and has 420 pages, plus index and unused pages for keeping records of sightings. Book is a collaboration by 50 marine life scientists from 10 countries who assisted the authors. Wonderful color photos of specimens printed on coated paper throughout. View more info