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  • THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL: A Love Story . . .with Wings. by Bittner, Mark.
    Bittner, Mark.
    THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILL: A Love Story . . .with Wings.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harmony, (2004) dj. Hardcover first edition - Down on his luck, Mark Bittner found a job as a housekeeper for an elderly woman, which came with a rent-free studio apartment on San Francisco's Telegraph Hill - which had somehow become home to a flock of wild parrots. He tells how he became fascinated by the birds and made up his mind to get to know them and gain their trust; he becomes the local wild parrot expert and a tourist attraction - and the subject of an Oscar nominated documentary film. Dust jacket praise from Gary Snyder. Illustrated with photographs, includes a cast of characters. 288 pp. ISBN: 0-609610554.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83544
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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 and dated in the year of publication. Illustrated with drawings at the beginning of each section. Bibliography. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-679451412.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82683
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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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  • TEXT-BOOK OF EMBRYOLOGY. VOL. II: Vertebrata with the Exception of Mammalia. by Kerr, J.Graham (1869 - 1957)
    Kerr, J.Graham (1869 - 1957)
    TEXT-BOOK OF EMBRYOLOGY. VOL. II: Vertebrata with the Exception of Mammalia.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Macmillan, 1919. Hardcover first edition - Many black and white illustrations throughout. Lists of related books at the end of each chapter. Appendix on methods of research, index. Several ownership stamps and handwritten name of George Sprague Meyers (1905-1985), a noted ichthyologist and prolific author who spent most of his career at Stanford University. xii, 591 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine (Overall tight and sturdy, corners somewhat bumped,front hinge starting - in addition to his name, Meyers, the previous owner, left some notations on the rear endpapers)

    Book ID: 83660
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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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  • CONSERVATION IN HIGHLY FRAGMENTED LANDSCAPES. by Schwartz, Mark W., editor.
    Schwartz, Mark W., editor.
    CONSERVATION IN HIGHLY FRAGMENTED LANDSCAPES.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    New York: Chapman and Hall, (1997). A collection of essays -focusing on woodlands, tall grass prairie, deer, fire management, succession, seedbanks and more - which use Illinois as its case study, since Illinois was settled heavily and early and had lost most of its natural habitats before the conservation movement had begun. References at the end of each chapter, index. xvi, 436 pp. ISBN: 0-412070316.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers (prev owner's name, small stain to upper corner of textblock)

    Book ID: 83675
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