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  • READING THE MOUNTAINS OF HOME. by Elder, John.
    Elder, John.
    READING THE MOUNTAINS OF HOME.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, (1998). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book discussing the author's exploration of a northeastern mountain habitat, in this case the Bristol Cliffs Wilderness area near the author's home in Vermont. He hike through this "new" wilderness area, the result of a 1974 act, protecting re-forested (formerly farmed) mountains, noting the many subtle changes and details, and using Robert Frost's poem "Directive" as a guide. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with maps and drawings by Mal Schroder. Notes, selected readings, index. x, 253 pp. ISBN: 0-674748883.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80000
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  • Gutteridge, Lindsay.
    KILLER PINE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel featuring Mathew Dicke, a miniaturised tough ex-soldier sent to a lumber forest in the Rocky Mountains - armed only with a crossbow - to investigate a mystery tree disease which is damaging the North American economy. A wonderful combination of fantasy and science fiction with the hard facts of natural history, combined with a lot of espionage, adventure and modern ecology and true to life natural history. 205 pp. Wraparound dustjacket design by Honi Werner. ISBN: 0-399-111298.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34757
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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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