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  • AMERICAN POLYNESIA AND THE HAWAIIAN CHAIN. by Bryan, Jr., Edwin H.
    Bryan, Jr., Edwin H.
    AMERICAN POLYNESIA AND THE HAWAIIAN CHAIN.

    Edition: First thus.

    Honolulu: Tongg Publishing Co., 1942. Hardcover - Originally published in 1941 as "American Polynesia, this revised and enlarged edition adds 11 chapters on the northwestern Hawaiian islands and one on Wake Island, as well as an expanded bibliography. These islands in the Central Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and Samoa were mostly uninhabited, and were exploited for guano in the 19th century, but with the rise of air travel and especially the war with Japan in the Pacific they took on added importance. Illustrated with photographs and many maps. Index. 253 pp

    Condition: Good overall in green cloth with black lettering (corners somewhat bumped, offsetting to endpapers, but contents are clean)

    Book ID: 60419
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  • Clouse, Nancy L. (traduccion por William Burgos.)
    MAPAS ROMPECABEZAS DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, (1994.). A book which combines fun with the map of the United States - by cutting it up into state-sized pieces and using the pieces in many ways - including creating collage-type pictures - with teaching the names and locations of the states. Text in Spanish (en espagnol.) Translated by William Burgos. Index. Oblong format. 32 pp. ISBN: 0-8050-35982.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 39074
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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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  • 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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  • THE HOME AND ITS RELATION TO THE WORLD: Developed According to the Problem Method. by Fairbanks, Harold W.
    Fairbanks, Harold W.
    THE HOME AND ITS RELATION TO THE WORLD: Developed According to the Problem Method.

    Edition: Fifth edition.

    San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publishing Company, 1925. Hardcover - An unusually interesting textbook designed for use in the 4th and 5th grades in California. From the Preface "The purpose of the present little book, the first of a series of elementary school geographies, is two-fold. It undertakes in the first place to familiarize the child with his environment and to show how his life is affected by it. In the second place it takes him over the world, not a world made up of facts to be memorized, but one filled with strange and interesting people . . . It is not the purpose of the book to teach California but rather the home in California, and its relation…

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    San Francisco: Harr Wagner Publishing Company, 1925. Hardcover - An unusually interesting textbook designed for use in the 4th and 5th grades in California. From the Preface "The purpose of the present little book, the first of a series of elementary school geographies, is two-fold. It undertakes in the first place to familiarize the child with his environment and to show how his life is affected by it. In the second place it takes him over the world, not a world made up of facts to be memorized, but one filled with strange and interesting people . . . It is not the purpose of the book to teach California but rather the home in California, and its relation to other homes scattered over the wide world." Illustrated with a color frontispiece ('From the Valleys of California... Home among the almond groves") and many black and white photographs (plus a few with color tinting). 210 pp plus index and list of illustrations.

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    Condition: Good overall in brown cloth with black lettering, illustration on front cover. Remains of a library pocket on front pastedown, but no stampings or other markings) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 63174
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  • SOVIET LAND: The Country, Its People and Their Work. by Gray, G. D. B.
    Gray, G. D. B.
    SOVIET LAND: The Country, Its People and Their Work.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Adam and Charles Black, 1947. dj. Hardcover first edition - A "comprehensive, non-political account of the land and its people" Illustrate with eighty-five photographs and 141 maps, diagrams and drawings. Index. 324 pp. Map on rear endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (previous owner's name on front endpapers, dj is price-clipped, has several short tears).

    Book ID: 67015
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  • NATURE'S IDEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE: A Literary and Geographic Perspective on Its Development and Preservation on Denmark's Jutland Heath. by Olwig, Kenneth Robert.
    Olwig, Kenneth Robert.
    NATURE'S IDEOLOGICAL LANDSCAPE: A Literary and Geographic Perspective on Its Development and Preservation on Denmark's Jutland Heath.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: George Allen & Unwin, (1984). Hardcover first edition - Number 5 in the London Research Series in Geography. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Notes, bibliography, index. xix, 115 pp. ISBN: 0-047100028.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy white boards.

    Book ID: 78764
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  • POP-UP ATLAS OF THE WORLD: A GLOBE IN A BOOK. by Rowland-Entwistle, Theodore (Illustrated by Phil Jacobs and Mike Peterkin)
    Rowland-Entwistle, Theodore (Illustrated by Phil Jacobs and Mike Peterkin)
    POP-UP ATLAS OF THE WORLD: A GLOBE IN A BOOK.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1988.). Hardcover first edition - Atlas which shows how the countries, continents & oceans of the world fit together w/the aid of 3 pop-ups of the globe, focusing on the Americas, Europe and Africa, and Asia and Oceana. Illustrated by Phil Jacobs and Mike Peterkin, conceived and designed by Graham Brown, paper engineering by Paul Wilgress. Unpaginated, large format. ISBN: 0-671-658980.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 54937
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  • A IS FOR AMERICA: An American Alphabet. by Scillian, Devlin. Illustrated by Pam Carroll.
    Scillian, Devlin. Illustrated by Pam Carroll.
    A IS FOR AMERICA: An American Alphabet.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    Chelsea, MI: Sleeping Bear Press, (2001.) dj. Hardcover - One of a series of thematic alphabet books - this one uses rhymes, paintings and additional text to highlight all the things that make America, America - K is for "Kitty Hawk and Kansas and Kodiak bears, King Kamehameha, Kellogg's Rice Krispies squares .." Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 1585360155.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 50849
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  • Stewart, George R.
    NAMES ON THE GLOBE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating discussion of the human dimension of place names - that is who gave a place a particular name, how has it changed over the years, and why has it changed. Divided into four parts: Man, the Namer, The Mind of the Namer, Namers at Work, Place-names as Sources of Knowledge - and within these parts, he examines the evidence of archeologists, poets, explorers, colonizers, folklorists and more. Considered by some to be Stewart's greatest and most significant work. Author's note, index. ix & 411pp. ISBN: 0-19-5018958.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tear on back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 31812
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