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  • ADVANCES IN THE STUDY OF MAMMALIAN BEHAVIOR: American Society of Mammalogists, Special Publication No. 7. by Eisenberg, John F.and Devra G. Kleiman, editors
    Eisenberg, John F.and Devra G. Kleiman, editors
    ADVANCES IN THE STUDY OF MAMMALIAN BEHAVIOR: American Society of Mammalogists, Special Publication No. 7.

    Edition: First edition.

    [Shippenburg, PA] The American Society of Mammalogists, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on the papers presented at the Front Royal Conference on Mammal Behavior, Virginia, 1980. Illustrated with photographs, line drawings and charts in the text; references and notes. Contributors include Brian C. Bertram, F. H. Bronson, John Fentress, Edwin Gould, Gail Michener and others. American Society of Mammalogists, Special Publication No. 7. Index. A heavy book, printed on glossy stock throughout. xvi, 753 pp. ISBN: 0-934612063.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 53485
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  • HOW THE LEOPARD CHANGED ITS SPOTS: The Evolution of Complexity by Goodwin, Brian
    Goodwin, Brian
    HOW THE LEOPARD CHANGED ITS SPOTS: The Evolution of Complexity

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which challenges some of Darwin's ideas, demonstrating flaws in Darwinian theory and suggesting that organisms are not merely in competition but also frequently cooperate and display altruism and creativity. Illustrated. References, suggestions for further reading, index. xvi, 252 pp. ISBN: 0-02-5447106.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 56084
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  • WILDFLOWERS OF MONTEREY COUNTY: A Field Companion. by Gubernick, David J. (Photographer), Commentary and Data by Vern Yadon.
    Gubernick, David J. (Photographer), Commentary and Data by Vern Yadon.
    WILDFLOWERS OF MONTEREY COUNTY: A Field Companion.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Carmel, CA: Carmel Publishing Company in association with the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, (2002). First edition - SIGNED on the half title page by the photographer David Gubernick. In addition to the gorgeous full-color photographs of the wild flowers, the informative text includes information on where they can be found and how to distinguish them from similiar flowers. Maps, index. 198 pp. ISBN: 1886312176.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 59463
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  • ORCHID FEVER: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy. by Hansen, Eric.
    Hansen, Eric.
    ORCHID FEVER: A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book based on seven years of "exploring the far corners of the earth -- marveling at flowers of uncommon beauty, studying the history of the orchid trade, and grappling with the vicious, bizarre, and petty world of plant politics that sometimes makes it impossible to protect endangered species" - Borneo to the Kew Gardens, from the clandestine orchid nurseries of Europe to the peat bogs of northern Minnesota, these are the stories of those obsessed with this beautiful and delicate flower. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with drawings at the beginning of each section. Bibliography. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-679451412.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81204
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  • KOSTYCHEV'S PLANT RESPIRATION. by kostychev, Dr. S. (translated and edited by Charles J. Lyon, Ph.D.)
    kostychev, Dr. S. (translated and edited by Charles J. Lyon, Ph.D.)
    KOSTYCHEV'S PLANT RESPIRATION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., (1927.). Hardcover first edition - 'Authorized edition in English with editorial notes' of a monograph originally published in German by this Russian physiologist. Illustrated. Index. ix, 163 pp.

    Condition: Very good in olive green cloth with gold lettering on the spine. (small stamp on title page, a few marginal brackets in pencil, spotting to outer edge of textblock) .

    Book ID: 76880
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  • WHY THE EARTH QUAKES: The Story of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. by Levy, Matthys and Mario Salvadori.
    Levy, Matthys and Mario Salvadori.
    WHY THE EARTH QUAKES: The Story of Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Norton 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - A glimpse of the birth and growth of the planet and the constantly shifting crust, including information on the origin and history of earthquakes and volcanoes from Lisbon (1775) to San Francisco (1906) and Alaska(1964) the largest recorded earthquake in North America. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and charts, Glossary, index, 215 pp. ISBN: 0-393-037746.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59884
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  • THE GLASS FLOWERS AT HARVARD. by Schultes, Richard Evans and William A. Davis.
    Schultes, Richard Evans and William A. Davis.
    THE GLASS FLOWERS AT HARVARD.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a large trade paperback original.

    New York: Dutton, (1982). Includes a brief history of the Ware Collection of Glass Models of Flowers - which is both an artistic and scientific marvel. These flowers were created between 1887 and 1936 in Dresden, Germany by Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka and constitute 847 live size models and over 3,000 enlarged detailed models. This book is illustrated with almost 100 beautiful color photos by Hillel Burger. Botanical information is given for each plant. Glossary, index of plates. Large format. 118 pp. ISBN: 0-52547711X.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 79702
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  • BIOPHILIA. by Wilson, Edward O.
    Wilson, Edward O.
    BIOPHILIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "memoir by one of America's foremost evolutionary biologists, [who] defines biophilia as 'the innate tendency in human beings to focus on life and lifelike process. . . our existence depends on this propensity, our spirit is woven from it, hopes rise on its currents.' . . . Wilson relies on his own experiences and feelings as a field biologist, cleverly interweaving them with the facts, history, and philosophy of evolutionary biology and an eclectic set of cultural observations." (Paul R. Ehrlich Natural History) INSCRIBED on the title page to the late noted Oklahoma book collector, Larry Owens. Notes. 197 pp. ISBN: 0-674074416.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80481
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