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  • Cone, Joseph.
    FIRE UNDER THE SEA.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: QUILL / Morrow, (1991.). The Discovery of the Most Extraordinary Environment on Earth Volcanic Hot Springs on the Ocean Floor . Color photographs, map, notes, works cited, index. 285 pp. ISBN: 0-688119050.

    Condition: Very good+.

    Book ID: 30741
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  • GOATWALKING: A Guide to Wildland Living. by Corbett, Jim.
    Corbett, Jim.
    GOATWALKING: A Guide to Wildland Living.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book by one of the founders of the Sanctuary movement - one which presents "his beliefs and experiences as a former goat raiser, naturalist, activist, and Quaker whose wanderings have led him to many locations in the United States and Latin America. [He] describes the brutality he has witnessed as an activist in the sanctuary movement.. and expounds upon human rights and civil disobedience in the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Saul Alinsky, and Gandhi." (Library Journal)" Review copy with publisher's material, including a photograph of the author laid in. xi, 237 pp. ISBN: 0-670828467.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 84216
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  • Coulter, John M.
    MANUAL OF THE BOTANY (PHAENOGAMIA AND PTERIDOPHYTA) OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION From New Mexico to the British Boundary.

    New York, Cincinnati & Chicago: American Book Company, 1885. A comprehensive treatment. 452 pages, plus an unnumbered addedendum, a 38 page glossary and 4 pages of advertisement. Bound in dark olive green cloth with gold lettering, marbelized edges.

    Condition: Some wear to the edges and fading of the lettering on the spine, previous owner's name, but overall a very good copy of this title, sturdily bound, supple and easily readable.

    Book ID: 13252
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  • BAREE, SON OF KAZAN by Curwood, James Oliver
    Curwood, James Oliver
    BAREE, SON OF KAZAN

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (ca 1950, c 1917.) dj. Hardcover - The author's third nature book, about a part wolf, part-dog, based upon a real dog, and written, as he describes in the preface, in the hopes of having his readers know wild animals as they actually live. Bound in tan cloth, illustrated by Frank B. Hoffman, with a plain frontispiece and 5 internal drawings. A title in the Famous Dog Stories series. xi, 303 pp plus 4 pp ads.

    Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (significant edgewear to dj, but front cover is bright and appealing).

    Book ID: 73379
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  • Daniel, John.
    THE TRAIL HOME: Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - A poetÕs thoughts in prose on the natural world. ISBN: 0-679-41209-3.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23785
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  • IN CONDOR COUNTRY. by Darlington, David.
    Darlington, David.
    IN CONDOR COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - A portrait of a landscape - eastern San Luis Obispo county in California, its denizens - the rarest of North American birds, and its defenders - two eighty year old brothers, ranchers and conservationists. Index. 242 pgss. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-395-407982.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 13277
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  • IN CONDOR COUNTRY. by Darlington, David.
    Darlington, David.
    IN CONDOR COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A portrait of a landscape - eastern San Luis Obispo county in California, its denizens - the rarest of North American birds, and its defenders - two eighty year old brothers, ranchers and conservationists. INSCRIBED on the half title page to the noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owens with this comment "a book about California with implications for the whole planet." Index. 242 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-395-407982.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 67711
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  • David, Laurie.
    STOP GLOBAL WARMING: THE SOLUTION IS YOU! An Activist's Guide.

    Edition: 2nd printing, a small trade paperback.

    New York: Fulcrum Press, 2006. SIGNED - SIGNED on the first page, and uncommon thus. A slim book packed full of statistics on the impact already of global warming and things that everyone can do - includes a very extensive list of resources. David is the wife of comedian Larry David (who provided the introduction to this book), but more importantly she has been an environmental activist for 10 years - and was one of the producers of the Al Gore documentary film "An Inconvenient Truth." Afterword by Robert F, Kennedy, Jr. 70 pp. ISBN: 1-55591621X.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy) in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 36042
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  • DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT PLANET EARTH. by Davis, Kenneth C.
    Davis, Kenneth C.
    DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT PLANET EARTH.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Scholastic, (2002.). SIGNED - A lively, readable trek across the globe answering some of the big questions about the earth - written for older children, mostly in a question and answer format, with amusing anecdotes and fact-filled sidebars. Illustrated with humorous drawings by Tom Bloom. Timeline, glossary, bibliography, index. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-439-438535.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 43334
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  • Davis, Kenneth C.
    DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT PLANET EARTH.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2001.). SIGNED first edition - A lively, readable trek across the globe answering some of the big questions about the earth - written for older children, mostly in a question and answer format, with amusing anecdotes and fact-filled sidebars. Illustrated with humorous drawings by Tom Bloom. Timeline, glossary, bibliography, index. 144 pp. SIGNED by the author on the title page, with 2001 and a question mark. ISBN: 0-064408345.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 32618
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  • THE BIG RATCHET: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis: A Biography of an Ingenious Species. by DeFries, Ruth
    DeFries, Ruth
    THE BIG RATCHET: How Humanity Thrives in the Face of Natural Crisis: A Biography of an Ingenious Species.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Basic Books / Perseus, (2014). Hardcover first edition - A provocative look at the forces that have enabled man to move from being just another mammal to the dominant force on earth by this MacArthur award winning environmental biologist. The change has been rapid - "In 1950, there were 2.5 billion of us, only 30 percent of which lived in cities. Today there are nearly 7 billion of us, and more than 50 percent of us live in cities. By 2050, there will be 9 billion humans, with 70 percent of us in cities... Yet humanity's footprint on the planet has expanded exponentially in the last century. Each manipulation of nature increased the amount of food our…

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    New York: Basic Books / Perseus, (2014). Hardcover first edition - A provocative look at the forces that have enabled man to move from being just another mammal to the dominant force on earth by this MacArthur award winning environmental biologist. The change has been rapid - "In 1950, there were 2.5 billion of us, only 30 percent of which lived in cities. Today there are nearly 7 billion of us, and more than 50 percent of us live in cities. By 2050, there will be 9 billion humans, with 70 percent of us in cities... Yet humanity's footprint on the planet has expanded exponentially in the last century. Each manipulation of nature increased the amount of food our species could produce. The result is the Big Ratchet of the twentieth century, and today's explosion of mouths to feed, meat-laden diets, overcrowded cities, and the irony of overweight populations with too much food in some countries, while others starve." Illustrated with small drawings and graphs. Notes, references, index. xii, 273 pp. ISBN: 978-0465044979.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72719
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  • THE EDGES OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD: A Journey in Nature and Culture. by Deming, Alison Hawthorne,
    Deming, Alison Hawthorne,
    THE EDGES OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD: A Journey in Nature and Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An eloquent book on a modern dilemma by this poet and writer, one which that follows her travels along the fringes of the wild, from an Oregon beach to islands in the sea of Cortez, the Bay of Fundy, southern Mexico, South America, and Hawaii. As she traveled she talked with urban planners, educators, commerce boosters, and residents about how tourism is altering that stretch of country, and despite the pressures on these places, she still found room for optimism. SIGNED on the title page. A PEN/West Finalist for Creative Nonfiction. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-312195435.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82735
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  • THE FINAL FOREST: The Battle for the Last Great Trees of the Northwest. by Dietrich, William.
    Dietrich, William.
    THE FINAL FOREST: The Battle for the Last Great Trees of the Northwest.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1992) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the human side of the struggle over the remnants of America's forests by this Pulitzer prize winning journalist. INSCRIBED opposite the title page to the late noted Oklahoma collector Larry Owens "May we find a way to perserve the trees and sustain human dignity for generations to come." In addition, a brief holograph note SIGNED by Dietrich is laid in. Index. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-671729675.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63657
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  • CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME:"Conservation of Wild Life Through Education" Volume 31, Number 1, January 1945. by Dixon, Joseph S. and others.
    Dixon, Joseph S. and others.
    CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME:"Conservation of Wild Life Through Education" Volume 31, Number 1, January 1945.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: California Division of Fish and Game, 1945. First edition - Includes a study of the California mule deer at Sequoia National Park, and more. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 32 pp. Other issues of this journal in stock.

    Condition: Good in dark green stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 47993
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  • HERE IS THE TROPICAL RAIN FOREST. by Dunphy, Madeleine; Michael Rothman, illustrator.
    Dunphy, Madeleine; Michael Rothman, illustrator.
    HERE IS THE TROPICAL RAIN FOREST.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Berkeley, CA: Web of Life Children's Books, (2006). SIGNED - Reprint in the Web of Life series of a book named an "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children" by the National Science Teachers Association when it was originally published in 1994. "Lyrical words and lush, naturalistic paintings introduce children to the tropical rain forest and the animals that live within its wet, green world. From swinging monkeys and upside-down-hanging sloths to graceful caimans and stalking jaguars, [this book] envelops young readers in a stunning jungle while teaching them an important lesson about the ecosystem. Madeleine Dunphys rhythmical, cumulative text shows how each plant and animal of the rain forest is inextricably linked with the others in a chain of…

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    Berkeley, CA: Web of Life Children's Books, (2006). SIGNED - Reprint in the Web of Life series of a book named an "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children" by the National Science Teachers Association when it was originally published in 1994. "Lyrical words and lush, naturalistic paintings introduce children to the tropical rain forest and the animals that live within its wet, green world. From swinging monkeys and upside-down-hanging sloths to graceful caimans and stalking jaguars, [this book] envelops young readers in a stunning jungle while teaching them an important lesson about the ecosystem. Madeleine Dunphys rhythmical, cumulative text shows how each plant and animal of the rain forest is inextricably linked with the others in a chain of life. Michael Rothmans deeply hued and shadowed paintings brilliantly evoke this singular environment." SIGNED on the title page by the author, Madeleine Dunphy. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-977379507.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 85132
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  • WILD SEASON. by Eckert, Allan W.
    Eckert, Allan W.
    WILD SEASON.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1967.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Eckert watches the month of May as spring arrives at Oak Lake near the Illinois-Wisconsin border. Illustrated by Karl E. Karalus. 244 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (usual toning to the pages, some rubbing and wear to the dj, but a tight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 75560
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  • Fabre, J. Henri (1823-1915)
    THE MASON-BEES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1914. Hardcover first edition - Eleven essays most on mason-bees, including results of his experiments, exchanging the nests, and the tribulation of mason-bees, but also on his cats, red ants, insect psychology and parasites. Fabre, a French naturalist, entomologist, was known for the lively style of his popular books on the lives of insects and is considered by many to be the father of modern entomology. Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. Translator's note. Index. vii, 315 pages, gilt top edge and titles.

    Condition: Good overall in burnt sienna cloth with gilt lettering, gilt top edge - bookplate, wear to corners and edges of boards, but tight and sturdy.

    Book ID: 87468
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  • NOW OR NEVER: Why We Must Act Now to End Climate Change and Create a Sustainable Future. by Flannery, Tim.
    Flannery, Tim.
    NOW OR NEVER: Why We Must Act Now to End Climate Change and Create a Sustainable Future.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, I2009). Hardcover first edition - Foreword by David Suzuki and responses by Richard Branson, Bill McKibben and others. Notes. A small but important book. 167 pp. ISBN: 978-0802118981.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 88239
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  • TROPICAL NATURE: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America. by Forsyth, Adrian and Ken Miyata.
    Forsyth, Adrian and Ken Miyata.
    TROPICAL NATURE: Life and Death in the Rain Forests of Central and South America.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990). Classic work on rain forest ecology. Foreword by Thomas Lovejoy, Illustrated with drawings by Sarah Landry, Includes a beginner's guide to tropical travel, list of further reading. Index. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-684-187108.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69192
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  • PREPARING THE GHOST: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer. by Frank, Matthew Gavin.
    Frank, Matthew Gavin.
    PREPARING THE GHOST: An Essay Concerning the Giant Squid and Its First Photographer.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Liveright, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book in which "memory, mythology, and obsession collide . . Moses Harvey was the eccentric Newfoundland reverend and amateur naturalist who first photographed the near-mythic giant squid in 1874, draping it over a shower curtain rod to display its magnitude." One review called this is a "deliciously delirious layering of science, biography, history, mystery, linguistics, myth, philosophy, epistemology, adventure, travel . . a truly great essay. Illustrated with small drawings. Sources. xi, Small format. 297 pp. ISBN: 978-0871402837.

    Condition: Fine in a good only dust jacket (approximately half of the rear flap of the dust jacket has been cut off)

    Book ID: 85207
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  • THE CONSERVATION OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY. by Frankel, Otto H.; Anthony H. D. Brown and Jeremy James Burdon.
    Frankel, Otto H.; Anthony H. D. Brown and Jeremy James Burdon.
    THE CONSERVATION OF PLANT BIODIVERSITY.

    Edition: First thus - a trade paperback.

    Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press, (1995.). Takes an evolutionary perspective to conservation of plant biodiversity, focusing on the different levels of biological organisation at which conservation is being addressed - the gene, the species and the community - and on three conservation strategies: nature reserves, botanic gardens, and germplasm collections. Illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams. References, glossary, index. xi, 299 pp. ISBN: 0-521-467314.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 53960
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  • Frome, Michael
    PROMISED LAND: Adventures and Encounters in Wild America

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1985. dj. Hardcover first edition - A discussion of some of the last wild places in the US - some endangered, some already lost - and of the people who fought to save them - in the Smoky Mountains, Alaska, the Stanislaus Canyon of the Sierras, the Colorado River - and more. Index. 312 pgs.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 11224
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  • CHRONICLING THE WEST: Thirty Years of Environmental Writing. by Frome, Michael
    Frome, Michael
    CHRONICLING THE WEST: Thirty Years of Environmental Writing.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Seattle: Mountaineers Books, (1996). First edition - A collection of essays on the environmental past and future of the Western United States. Like Abbey and Wallace Stegner and other both established and younger writers, Frome refused to quit pointing fingers and naming names until he felt that important environmental concerns were no longer being sloughed off as second-rate issues. This collection offers environmental criticism at its best. These essays, spanning 30 years, are as relevant today as when they were first published. Included are essays on clearcutting, on destruction in the Bitterroots, on loving our National Parks to death, and "Who's Managing the Managers While They Manage the Wolves?" and much more. Reading list, index. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-898864755.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 86334
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  • FLAMINGOS OF THE CAMARGUE. by Gallet, Etienne; Preface by Paul Geroudet.
    Gallet, Etienne; Preface by Paul Geroudet.
    FLAMINGOS OF THE CAMARGUE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1950. Hardcover first edition - The preface by Paul Geroudet notes that "information about these colonies of the Camargue was scanty, unpromising and even misleading, and we were doubtful if the bird could succeed in raising its young in this district. To Etieene Gallet, of Arles, was reserved the privilege of discovering, in lonely and inaccessible regions, the localities where these wild and magnificent creatures assure the future of their race. To him we owe our knowledge of the most intimate details of thier life." Illustrated with 53 wonderful black and white photographs by the author. Includes statistical information on the colonies, bibliograpy. 127 pp.

    Condition: Very good in tan boards with red lettering (minor wear to the spine ends), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85122
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  • EIGHT LITTLE PIGGIES: Reflections in Natural History by Gould, Stephen Jay
    Gould, Stephen Jay
    EIGHT LITTLE PIGGIES: Reflections in Natural History

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - The sixth volume of his essays - 31 essays on "the disparate but related issues of time, change, and organic evolution. Gould critically explores a cascade of ideas that shed new light on ecology, human nature, vertebrate anatomy, neo-Darwinism, and mass extinctions " Illustrated with drawings. Bibliography, index. 479 pages. ISBN: 0-39303416X.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71652
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  • Gould, Stephen Jay
    THE FLAMINGO'S SMILE: Reflections in Natural History

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, 1985. Essays on the quirkiness and the meaning of nature. Bibliography, index. 476 pages.

    Condition: Very good+.

    Book ID: 10191
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  • Graham, Frank Jr.
    SINCE SILENT SPRING.

    Edition: First paperback printing.

    Greenwich: Fawcett Crest, 1970.

    Condition: Very good. (slight edge wear, bookstore stamp on cover, crease along edge front cover, ink name on 1st page)

    Book ID: 14491
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  • CHILDREN OF THE ICE: Climate and Human Origins. by Gribbin, John and Mary.
    Gribbin, John and Mary.
    CHILDREN OF THE ICE: Climate and Human Origins.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Oxford, England / Cambridge, MA: Basil Blackwell,Inc., (1990) dj. Hardcover - The origins and evolution of humankind against the background of climactic change during the ice ages of the past five millions years - and speculation about possible catastrophic future changes. Appendix, bibliography, & index. vii, 199 pp. ISBN: 0-631-168176.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 58366
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  • HOLDING BACK THE SEA: The Struggle for America's Natural Legacy on the Gulf Coast. by Hallowell, Christopher.
    Hallowell, Christopher.
    HOLDING BACK THE SEA: The Struggle for America's Natural Legacy on the Gulf Coast.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which "exposes the vulnerability of this stark land that spreads along the Gulf Coast, as it literally vanishes -- at rate of twenty-five square miles per year, an area the size of Manhattan -- so starved for lack of nutrients, so eroded away by ever more severe storms, and so dredged for canals that it is on the verge of being swallowed by the rising Gulf of Mexico." Written before the devastation wrought by hurricanes Katrina and Harvey, this book is even more pertinent now. INSCRIBED on the title page. Photographs, selected sources, index. xvii, 265 pp. ISBN: 0-060194464.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 71337
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  • ISLAND YEAR. by Heckman, Hazel. Drawings by Laurie Olin.
    Heckman, Hazel. Drawings by Laurie Olin.
    ISLAND YEAR.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on 20 years of Heckman's close observations of the flora and fauna on Anderson Island, a small island in Puget Sound off the coast of Washington. "A diary of the natural world where the same things happen again and again but are always new. Each month brings surprises, expected or not." IIllustrated with a map and drawings by Laurie Olin Index. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-295951710.

    Condition: Very near fine in very good dust jacket (rubbing and light edgewear to the dust jacket).

    Book ID: 55706
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