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  • ILL WIND. by Anderson, Kevin J. and Doug Beason.
    Anderson, Kevin J. and Doug Beason.
    ILL WIND.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1995) dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel of ecological disaster, set in the near future: an oil tanker has crashed, producing the worst oil spill in history. 383 pp. ISBN: 0-312-857608.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82625
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  • THE NEW SETTLER INTERVIEWS VOLUME I : Boogie at the Brink. by Bosk, Beth Robinson, editor.
    Bosk, Beth Robinson, editor.
    THE NEW SETTLER INTERVIEWS VOLUME I : Boogie at the Brink.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    White River Junction, VT Chelsea Green Publishing, 2000. SIGNED first edition - ÔFor more than 15 years the now-legendary magazine in this book's title has been publishing freewheeling conversations with creative refugees, renegades, and others who consciously and philosophically inhabit society's fringes. Perched on the Pacific Rim, in a world of ancient forests and salmon streams, these are the new settlersÕ: a Wailaki Indian, neo-pagans, a solar executive, a dowser, a bioregionalist, a "techno-hippie," tree-dwellers, natural builders, and others. Fascinating, in depth and wide-ranging interviews with those who have chosen to live in the more remote regions of CaliforniaÕs north coast. Among those speaking out are Jentri Andrews (Mateel resident anthropologist), Carol Miller (on herbal arbotifacients), Julia Butterfly (safeguarding…

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    White River Junction, VT Chelsea Green Publishing, 2000. SIGNED first edition - ÔFor more than 15 years the now-legendary magazine in this book's title has been publishing freewheeling conversations with creative refugees, renegades, and others who consciously and philosophically inhabit society's fringes. Perched on the Pacific Rim, in a world of ancient forests and salmon streams, these are the new settlersÕ: a Wailaki Indian, neo-pagans, a solar executive, a dowser, a bioregionalist, a "techno-hippie," tree-dwellers, natural builders, and others. Fascinating, in depth and wide-ranging interviews with those who have chosen to live in the more remote regions of CaliforniaÕs north coast. Among those speaking out are Jentri Andrews (Mateel resident anthropologist), Carol Miller (on herbal arbotifacients), Julia Butterfly (safeguarding creation) and many others. Illustrated with photographs, 289 pp plus 4 pp advertisements. Oversized square format. ISBN: 1-89013239X.

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    Condition: SIGNED by the editor, and uncommon thus. Very near fine (a new copy).

    Book ID: 30032
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  • Cairns, John Jr ; Dickson, K. L.; and R; J. Livingston, editors.; American Society for Testing and Materials.
    BIOLOGICAL DATA IN WATER POLLUTION ASSESSMENT: QUANTITATIVE AND STATISTICAL ANALYSES: A Symposium Sponsored by ASTM Committee D-19 on Water, Minneapolis, Minn., 20-21 June 1977.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), (1978.). Hardcover first edition - ASTM Special Technical Publication Number 652. Includes abstracts of each paper, graphs and charts. Index. 184 pp. ISBN: 04-652000-16.

    Condition: Near fine in turquoise cloth with silver lettering (stamps on front endpaper and title page)

    Book ID: 29449
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  • Cairns, John Jr ; Dickson, K. L.; and Westlake, G. F. editors.; American Society for Testing and Materials.
    BIOLOGICAL MONITORING OF WATER AND EFFLUENT CONTROL: A Symposium Sponsored by ASTM Committee D-19 on Water, Blacksburg, Va., 2-4 Nov. 1975.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), (1976.). Hardcover first edition - ASTM Special Technical Publication Number 607. Includes abstracts of each paper, photographs, graphs and charts. Index. 246 pp. ISBN: 04-607000-16.

    Condition: Very good in blue cloth with silver lettering (stamp on front endpaper, binding slightly off-center following title page, but overall sturdy and clean.)

    Book ID: 29448
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  • ECOLO/JEST. by Dana, Bill.
    Dana, Bill.
    ECOLO/JEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: Price Stern Sloan, (1972). First edition - A slim book of cartoons about ecological catastrophe - although published 50 years ago, it is just as funny - or more accurately, not funny - now as it was then. They really are now carrying salmon upstream now to try and save them from extinction. Small square format, unpaginated (48 pp). ISBN: 0-84310192X.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated stapled wrappers.

    Book ID: 85022
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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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  • 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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  • Higman, Harry W. and Larrison, Earl J.
    UNION BAY: The Life of a City Marsh.

    Edition: First printing.

    Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of wildlife in an area near a well-populated district of Seattle; the university is on the shores, and a ship canal runs through the bay - the contrast gave the authors a chance to study how wild plants and animals could live in harmony with their human neighbors: 'we could hear the honking cars which carried the noisy spectators from the games, while close to us... the bittern honked as it stood guard over its nest.' This book documents the result of the competition between man and wildlife for habitat - some wildlife adapts with little friction; others are driven to the verge of extinction. With…

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    Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1951. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of wildlife in an area near a well-populated district of Seattle; the university is on the shores, and a ship canal runs through the bay - the contrast gave the authors a chance to study how wild plants and animals could live in harmony with their human neighbors: 'we could hear the honking cars which carried the noisy spectators from the games, while close to us... the bittern honked as it stood guard over its nest.' This book documents the result of the competition between man and wildlife for habitat - some wildlife adapts with little friction; others are driven to the verge of extinction. With the continued expansion of man into 'wild' areas, this book is probably more timely now than when it was written. Illustrated with drawings by Edmund J. Sawyer. Map endpapers. 315 pp.

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    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (edgewear to dj, large chip on back cover.)

    Book ID: 27146
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  • THERE'S A HAIR IN MY DIRT!: A Worm's Story. by Larson, Gary.
    Larson, Gary.
    THERE'S A HAIR IN MY DIRT!: A Worm's Story.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first non-"Far Side" book by this cartoonist - "an ecological fable that combines environmental lessons with off-the-wall humor. Father worm tells the story of Harriet, a beautiful but stupid maiden who frolics through the forest enjoying the beauty of nature, but completely failing to understand it. The young earthworm learns that nature is not a cute and cuddly theme park designed for the entertainment of stupid humans, but a complex, fragile, and sometimes violent system where every creature plays a vital role, even the lowly worm. It may look like a children's book (and they will love it too), but there's enough here to keep the most sophisticated…

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    New York: Harper Collins, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first non-"Far Side" book by this cartoonist - "an ecological fable that combines environmental lessons with off-the-wall humor. Father worm tells the story of Harriet, a beautiful but stupid maiden who frolics through the forest enjoying the beauty of nature, but completely failing to understand it. The young earthworm learns that nature is not a cute and cuddly theme park designed for the entertainment of stupid humans, but a complex, fragile, and sometimes violent system where every creature plays a vital role, even the lowly worm. It may look like a children's book (and they will love it too), but there's enough here to keep the most sophisticated adult chuckling for hours." Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-06019104X.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark, light creasing to dj)

    Book ID: 85732
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  • Lyon, Thomas J., editor.
    WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, November 1990. Volume XXV (25), Number 3.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Logan, Utah: The Western Literature Association and Utah State University, 1990. First edition - The quarterly journal of the Western Literature Associaton. Includes articles on ecology, John Van Dyke's 'The Desert,' and Dan O'Brien's 'Spirit of the Hills.' Book reviews, advertisements. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Very near fine in tan printed wrappers (small piece torn from upper edge of first page).

    Book ID: 32240
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  • Lyon, Thomas J., editor.
    WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE, November 1989. Volume XXIV (24), Number 3.

    Edition: First appearance in print of these works.

    Logan, Utah: The Western Literature Association and Utah State University, 1989. First edition - The quarterly journal of the Western Literature Associaton. Includes articles on McMurty and Cadillac Larry, the frontier myth on stage, Rolvaag's 'Peder Victorius; ecology, and one by Ann Ronald on the wilderness experience in 'Why Don't They Write About Nevada?' Book reviews, advertisements. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line.

    Condition: Very near fine in tan printed wrappers (small piece torn from upper edge of first page).

    Book ID: 32239
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  • THE BRIDGE. by Mano, D. Keith (1942-2016)
    Mano, D. Keith (1942-2016)
    THE BRIDGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1973. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mano's only science fiction novel and a controversial satirical and dystopian take on what the future could be. The dust jacket calls this "a novel about the last man on earth" but it is actually a novel of environmentalism gone beyond any reasonable bounds - "Set in 2035 CE, where draconian attempts to combat environmental pollution have created a Dystopia, and where a convert to Christianity misunderstands the nature of that Religion and becomes a cannibal." (Encyclopedia of Science Fiction). Surprisingly uncommon in the first edition. 240 pp. Dust jacket by Paul Bacon. ISBN: 0-385028709.

    Condition: Near fine in a brown cloth spine with gilt lettering over black boards in a very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to dj, original price of 6.95 on dj flap.)

    Book ID: 88517
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  • THE FOREVER HERO: Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, In Endless Twilight. by Modesitt, L.E., Jr.
    Modesitt, L.E., Jr.
    THE FOREVER HERO: Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, In Endless Twilight.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (1999). SIGNED - Omnibus edition containing the complete trilogy of science fiction adventure novels published as paperback originals in the 1980s: Dawn for a Distant Earth, The Silent Warrior, and In Endless Twilight. Together they form The Forever Hero. "Thousands of years in the future, Earth is a desolate ruin. The first human ship to return in millennia discovers an abandoned wasteland inhabited only by a few degenerate or mutated human outcasts." SIGNED on the title page. 748 pp. ISBN: 0-312868383.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (light crease to back cover).

    Book ID: 73455
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  • I WANT TO BE LEFT BEHIND: Finding Rapture Here on Earth. by Peterson, Brenda.
    Peterson, Brenda.
    I WANT TO BE LEFT BEHIND: Finding Rapture Here on Earth.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Da Capo Press, (2010). First edition - A memoir of growing up "between Baptist endtimers and apocalyptic Greens. The authors childhood in the high Sierra with her forest ranger father led her to embrace the entire natural world, while her Southern Baptist relatives prepared eagerly and busily to leave this world." 275 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69306
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  • Walker, Scott, editor. Gary Snyder, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Lewis H. Lapham and others, contributors.
    CHANGING COMMUNITY: The Graywolf Annual Ten

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    St. Paul, MN: Graywolf Press, (1993.). First edition - A collection of essays published during the previous year in a variety of periodicals. In addition to the contributors mentioned above, this includes Jane Kramer on the Salman Rushdie; Los Angeles Crip warlord Sanyika Shakur (aka "Monster Kody") on his initiation into gang violence at the age of 11; Jean Harris on women in prison; Vlaclav Havlov on politics and morality, and more. Notes on contributors. 290 pp. ISBN: 1-555972020.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 33540
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  • THE TURQUOISE DRAGON. by Wallace, David Raines.
    Wallace, David Raines.
    THE TURQUOISE DRAGON.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Yolla Bolla Press Book - Sierra Club Books, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Environmental writer's first work of fiction - a mystery "thriller with an ecological twist. George Kilgore a forester living quietly in the foothills of California's rugged Klamath Mountains stumbles into a deadly web of intrigue when he discovers the body of a murdered biologist friend." 230 pp. ISBN: 0-87156-8195.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39337
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  • THE TURQUOISE DRAGON. by Wallace, David Raines.
    Wallace, David Raines.
    THE TURQUOISE DRAGON.

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

    San Francisco: Yolla Bolla Press Book - Sierra Club Books, (1985.). First edition - Environmental writer's first work of fiction - a mystery "thriller with an ecological twist. George Kilgore a forester living quietly in the foothills of California's rugged Klamath Mountains stumbles into a deadly web of intrigue when he discovers the body of a murdered biologist friend." 230 pp. ISBN: 0-87156-7105.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 39540
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  • DEEP BLUE HOME: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean. by Whitty, Julia.
    Whitty, Julia.
    DEEP BLUE HOME: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2010. First edition - An account of the ocean river and of the creatures dependent on this - a combination of cutting edge science by this documentary film-maker and diver and accounts of her encounters with oceanside and underwater creatures ranging from the Gulf of California in 1980 to Newfoundland, the Galapagos and more. Notes. 245 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57617
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  • DEEP BLUE HOME: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean. by Whitty, Julia.
    Whitty, Julia.
    DEEP BLUE HOME: An Intimate Ecology of Our Wild Ocean.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2010. dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the ocean river and of the creatures dependent on this - a combination of cutting edge science by this documentary film-maker and diver and accounts of her encounters with oceanside and underwater creatures ranging from the Gulf of California in 1980 to Newfoundland, the Galapagos and more. Notes. 245 pp. ISBN: 9780618119813.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 57772
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