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  • IN THE PRESENCE OF ELEPHANTS. by Beagle, Peter & Pat Derby; Photographs by Genaro Molina.
    Beagle, Peter & Pat Derby; Photographs by Genaro Molina.
    IN THE PRESENCE OF ELEPHANTS.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Santa Barbara: Capra Press, (1995). SIGNED first edition - NSCRIBED on the half title page by both authors ("To --- All the best Pat Derby "71" & Mara") and SIGNED and dated in the year of publication by the photographer. Text by Peter Beagle and Pat Derby, illustrated with black and white photographs by Genaro Molina of Derby and others with the elephants. Pat Derby was the co-founder of PAWS (Performing Animal Welfare Society), with a refuge in Galt, California, where 71, a young and sickly elephant was nursed back to health, and Mara later found a home. Oblong format. 84 pp. ISBN: 0-884963969.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 71549
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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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  • SHOPPING FOR PORCUPINE: A Life in Arctic Alaska. by Kantner, Seth.
    Kantner, Seth.
    SHOPPING FOR PORCUPINE: A Life in Arctic Alaska.

    Edition: First printing.

    Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, (2008). SIGNED hardcover first edition - INSCRIBED by Kantner on the half-title page. "His story begins with the arrival of his father, Howard Kantner, to the remote Arctic of the 1950s and ends with him as a grown man settled in the same landscape. Through a series of moving essays and vivid photographs, ranging in subject from family histories to hunting stories, celebrations of people and places to a lament over a majestic wilderness rapidly disappearing." Illustrated throughout with color photographs. Maps, glossary. 240 pp. ISBN: 978-1571313010.

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

    Book ID: 71851
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  • HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT: Growing Up in the African Wild. by Roy, Katherine.
    Roy, Katherine.
    HOW TO BE AN ELEPHANT: Growing Up in the African Wild.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: David Macaulay Studio / Roaring Brook Press, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - An informative and beautiful book by this award-winning author/illustrator. "Drawing upon the latest scientific research and Roy's own expedition to Kenya, and brimming with lush watercolor illustrations and detailed diagrams, this book vividly portrays the life and development of an elephant from an uncertain newborn into a majestic adult." SIGNED on the title page. Large format. Includes a list of selected sources, suggestions for further reading, etc. Unpaginated. ISBN: 978-1626721784.

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

    Book ID: 71866
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  • FOREST TREES OF THE PACIFIC COAST. by Sudworth, George B.
    Sudworth, George B.
    FOREST TREES OF THE PACIFIC COAST.

    Edition: First printing in wrappers.

    Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office/US Department of Agriculture/Forest Service, 1908. First edition - The first of four volumes which will cover all the native trees of the United States- This volume includes trees within the region covered by Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California. Written for the layman, it tries to avoid technical terms. Illustrated throughout with drawings, including many foldouts, which depict the leaves at their actual size. Maps. Index of common and scientific names. 441 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in tan wrappers (crease to lower corner of back cover)

    Book ID: 68407
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  • THE ORCHARD: A Memoir. by Weir, Theresa.
    Weir, Theresa.
    THE ORCHARD: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - A slightly fictionalized memoir, but one which tells a powerful "story of struggle, resilience, and love in the American heartland . . . Married after only three months, young Theresa finds life with Adrian on the farm far more difficult and dangerous than she expected. Rejected by her husband's family as an outsider, she slowly learns about the isolated world of farming even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband, a man she at first hardly knew. In an outcome that reflects the haunting realities of the landmark book 'Silent Spring,' the increasingly dangerous chemicals used on farms begins to take a tool on the…

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    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2011) dj. Hardcover first edition - A slightly fictionalized memoir, but one which tells a powerful "story of struggle, resilience, and love in the American heartland . . . Married after only three months, young Theresa finds life with Adrian on the farm far more difficult and dangerous than she expected. Rejected by her husband's family as an outsider, she slowly learns about the isolated world of farming even as she falls more deeply in love with her husband, a man she at first hardly knew. In an outcome that reflects the haunting realities of the landmark book 'Silent Spring,' the increasingly dangerous chemicals used on farms begins to take a tool on the land and the people who tend it." In discussing this book, Weir stated "I wanted it to be a parable. . . I didn't want to intrude upon a story that I didn't feel was my story, but was rather everybody's story. Throughout the book, starting with the opening scene, there's this real lack of consideration for the next generation, for our children and our children's children. There's the acceptance of things that shouldn't be accepted. I wanted to drive home the fact that we are all responsible, and we are all important." 227 pp. ISBN: 978-0446584692.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79088
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