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  • WILD RIDES AND WILDFLOWERS: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes. by Abbott, Scott and Sam Rushforth.
    Abbott, Scott and Sam Rushforth.
    WILD RIDES AND WILDFLOWERS: Philosophy and Botany with Bikes.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Salt Lake City: Torrey House Press, (2014). First edition - Two professors set out to ride the Great Western Trail on Mt Timpanogos in Utah on their mountain bikes in every season, noting the changes from month to month and year to year, but this book becomes much more than a simple look at wildflowers. 355 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 69001
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  • ANY SMALL THING CAN SAVE YOU: a Bestiary. by Adam, Christina.
    Adam, Christina.
    ANY SMALL THING CAN SAVE YOU: a Bestiary.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bluehen Books (Penguin Putnam), (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which combines "wisdom, insight and a hawk's eye for detail" (Kim Barnes) Each animal that passes by in this book reflects a truth about love - between a husband and a wife, a child and a parent, or a brother and a sister. Like a traditional bestiary, each chapter highlights one letter of the alphabet - K is for Kestrel, P is for Porcupine - but then takes off from there. SIGNED on the half title page. Erratum sheet laid in. Small format. 224 pp. ISBN: 0-399148140.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81315
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  • Allen, Glover Morrill.
    BIRDS AND THEIR ATTRIBUTES.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Dover Press, (1962.). Facsmile reproduction of this classic work on birds - considered the best general introduction to the subject - originally published in 1925. Illustrated. References, index. 337 pp.

    Condition: Very good condition.

    Book ID: 26906
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  • ANNALS OF THE DESERT. by Austin, Maude Anson.
    Austin, Maude Anson.
    ANNALS OF THE DESERT.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Stratford Co., 1930. Hardcover first edition - A scarce privately printed publication in an unusual format - the text is printed only on one side of the leaves (all the leaves are unopened) and each is followed by a blank leaf. Opposing the text is a full page plate of photographs by Gandara of desert scenes in the Southwest or Mexico. An unusual and appealing book.

    Condition: Overall very near fine condition - a few small spots to the watered silk covers.

    Book ID: 2765
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  • BUILDING THE GREEN MOVEMENT. by Bahro, Rudolf.
    Bahro, Rudolf.
    BUILDING THE GREEN MOVEMENT.

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

    Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, (1986). First edition - Sets forth Bahro's "views on North-South relations and the peace movement, his opposition to a coalition between Greens and Social Democrats, his ideas of renewal of communities, disaffection with parliamentary politics, and insistence on the need for spiritual resurgence." Translated by Mary Tyler, 219 pp. ISBN: 0-86571-0791.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59666
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  • QUEST FOR FOOD: Nature in Action. by Bailey, Jill.
    Bailey, Jill.
    QUEST FOR FOOD: Nature in Action.

    Edition: First American edition.

    Mayflower / Intercontinental Book Productions (1979). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated in full color with photographs by Oxford Scientific Films. "Provides information on how plants, amphibians, and animals survive discussing what and how they eat, how they obtain their food, and how they share and interrelate according to the food pyramid." Glossary. 30 pp. ISBN: 0-831772786.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 71388
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  • THE HILL OF SUMMER. by Baker, J. A. (John Alec Baker, 1926 - 1987)
    Baker, J. A. (John Alec Baker, 1926 - 1987)
    THE HILL OF SUMMER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second (and final) book by this reclusive naturalist, author of the prize-winning "The Peregrine." Each chapters describes events by the month - from April to September - but in varied landscapes - the meadows, moors, woods and waterways of southern England. The prose, beautiful in its quietness, captures one instantly - it begins "The hill slopes steeply down through the green woodland mist, the uncertain haze of spring. The air above seems slowly to descend. A footpath gleams and dwindles between plantations of dense fir, dark reluctant trees in sombre strata, where poplars faintly shine. The pale coppery-yellow poplar leaves are still uncurling. Under the soft grey…

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    New York: Harper & Row, (1969) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second (and final) book by this reclusive naturalist, author of the prize-winning "The Peregrine." Each chapters describes events by the month - from April to September - but in varied landscapes - the meadows, moors, woods and waterways of southern England. The prose, beautiful in its quietness, captures one instantly - it begins "The hill slopes steeply down through the green woodland mist, the uncertain haze of spring. The air above seems slowly to descend. A footpath gleams and dwindles between plantations of dense fir, dark reluctant trees in sombre strata, where poplars faintly shine. The pale coppery-yellow poplar leaves are still uncurling. Under the soft grey of the early morning clouds, they shine with their own perpetual sunlight." but death is never far away - "a brown stain in the path ahead becomes a dead long-eared bat.. . The tender parchment wings of its membraned hands have crumpled, shriveled up like burnt paper." Scarce in the first edition, and especially so in this condition. 159 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in blue and tan cloth in a very near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, but overall a lovely copy)

    Book ID: 83346
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  • LAND OF TANE: the Threat of Erosion. by Baker, Richard St. Barbe.
    Baker, Richard St. Barbe.
    LAND OF TANE: the Threat of Erosion.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Lutterworth Press, (1956) dj. Hardcover first edition - After visiting New Zealand, the author, a noted writer on silviculture, describes the erosion and exploitation of soil he found there, what has been achieved to lessen this destruction and what still needs to be done. A work which focuses on a greater understanding of the vital function of tree cover. Illustrated with photographs. 142 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket. (some overall edgewear to the dj)

    Book ID: 71472
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  • THE HEATED DEBATE: Greenhouse Predictions Versus Climate Reality. by Balling, Robert C. Jr. (Introduction by Aaron Wildavsky)
    Balling, Robert C. Jr. (Introduction by Aaron Wildavsky)
    THE HEATED DEBATE: Greenhouse Predictions Versus Climate Reality.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy, (1992.) dj. Hardcover - A serious look at the facts behind the claims of global warming. Illustrated with charts and photographs. Bibliography, index. 195 p. ISBN: 0-936488476.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43130
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  • Barbour, Anita and Spider.
    WILD FLORA OF THE NORTHEAST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Overlook Press, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - A large format book, beautifully illustrated with full-page color photographs.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 1585
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  • THE LOST GRIZZLIES: A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado. by Bass, Rick.
    Bass, Rick.
    THE LOST GRIZZLIES: A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. SIGNED first edition - An account of his experiences, along with veteran grizzly expert Doug Peacock and biologist Dennis Sizemore, searching for signs that grizzly bears might still exist in Colorado's San Juan Mountains, a region in which they are presumably extinct. SIGNED by Bass on the title page. Illustrated with drawings by Russell Chatham. 239 pp plus an epilogue and final drawing.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 81601
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  • Bass, Rick.
    THE LOST GRIZZLIES: A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of his experiences, along with veteran grizzly expert Doug Peacock and biologist Dennis Sizemore, searching for signs that grizzly bears might still exist in Colorado's San Juan Mountains, a region in which they are presumably extinct. SIGNED by Bass on the title page. Illustrated with drawings by Russell Chatham. 239 pp plus an epilogue and final drawing. ISBN: 0-395-717590.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 37465
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  • THE NEW WOLVES. by Bass, Rick,
    Bass, Rick,
    THE NEW WOLVES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lyons Press, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An eloquent account of the difficult task of reintroducing the Mexican wolf to the US Southwest - New Mexico and Arizona - with the first release of 11 wolves onto the mesas, and also a discussion of the balance between nature and our need to control it. Map, small drawings by Elizabeth Hughes Bass at the head of each chapter. Despite the setbacks in the first year, now more than 20 years later the wolf population in the wild is growing although it is still small and endangered. xiii, 165 pp. ISBN: 1-558216979.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80209
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  • MANY TRAILS. by Batten, H. Mortimer. Illustrated by Morgan Stinemets.
    Batten, H. Mortimer. Illustrated by Morgan Stinemets.
    MANY TRAILS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1921. dj. Hardcover first edition - Stories of many animals, most wild but a few domestic pets- dedicated to 'The Canadian Forest Rangers.' Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece, 4 plates and several small vignettes by Morgan Stinemets. 357 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated blue cloth in a very good dustjacket (pages supple and white, binding firm, uncommon especially in this condition.)

    Book ID: 42143
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  • WAR WHOOP AND TOMAHAWK: The Story of Two Buffalo Calves. by Baynes, Ernest Harold
    Baynes, Ernest Harold
    WAR WHOOP AND TOMAHAWK: The Story of Two Buffalo Calves.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Macmillan, 1929. Hardcover first edition - The first book appearance of these pieces which originally appeared in newspapers and magazines, published posthumously. In his introduction, Vilhjalmur Stefansson credits the work done by Baynes and Teddy Roosevelt for the success the buffalo were experiencing in the Western US and in Canada. Illustrated with many black and white photographs. xi, 152 pp

    Condition: Near fine in pale orange cloth with dark brown lettering (previous owner's name), no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74577
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  • Benarde, Melvin A.
    OUR PRECARIOUS HABITAT.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, 1970. Includes black-and-white illustrations, index, and bibliography.

    Condition: Good only condition. (slight edge wear, back of front cover water stained)

    Book ID: 14503
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  • MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUDS : A Search for the Wild Salmon. by Brown, Bruce.
    Brown, Bruce.
    MOUNTAIN IN THE CLOUDS : A Search for the Wild Salmon.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Journalist and naturalist Bruce Brown recounts his journeys along the rivers and coast of the Pacific Northwest in search of the fast disappearing salmon and in doing so he tells of the history of this area, the roles of logging that clogged and diverted streams, and other factors, including unbridled commericial fishing, industrial pollution, environmental mismanagement, and ignorance that led to their plight. A classic book, sadly even more appropriate now than at the time it was written. 239 pp. ISBN: 0-671-435833.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 43238
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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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  • A TIPPY CANOE AND CANADA TOO: An Adventure in Animal Antics and Wilderness Wisdom. by Campbell, Sam.
    Campbell, Sam.
    A TIPPY CANOE AND CANADA TOO: An Adventure in Animal Antics and Wilderness Wisdom.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1974, 1946.). One of the books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on 'Sanctuary Lake' in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. It was his trusty, but aging, birchbark canoe that took them to their island sanctuary. Illustrated by Lars Justinen. 250 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40411
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  • MOOSE COUNTRY: A Boy Naturalist in an Ancient Forest. by Campbell, Sam.
    Campbell, Sam.
    MOOSE COUNTRY: A Boy Naturalist in an Ancient Forest.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1978, 1950.). One of the books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on Sanctuary Lake in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. A young boy and his family join the Campbells for a winter visit to Sanctuary Lake - skiing, snowshoeing, tobagganing, and animals in the deep snow. Cover illustrated by Lars Justinen, interior drawings by Bob Meyers. 235 pp.

    Condition: Very good in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 40412
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  • Campbell, Sam.
    CALAMITY JANE: The Wise Old Raccoon.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1962.) dj. Hardcover first edition - One of the later (and harder to find) books in the 'living forest series' written by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on 'Sanctuary Lake' in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on.This is a realistic story of a mother raccoon and her four baby coonlets. Illustrated with photographs by Charles Philip Fox. 127 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (prev owner's name, some edgewear and small chips to the dj.) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 28834
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  • Campbell, Sam.
    MOOSE COUNTRY: A Boy Naturalist in an Ancient Forest.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1978, 1950.). One of the books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on Sanctuary Lake in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. A young boy and his family join the Campbells for a winter visit to Sanctuary Lake - skiing, snowshoeing, tobagganing, and animals in the deep snow. Cover illustrated by Lars Justinen, interior drawings by Bob Meyers. 235 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 27342
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  • Campbell, Sam.
    LOONY COON: Antics of a Rollicking Racoon.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    Boise, Idaho and Ontario, Canada: Pacific Press Publishing Association, nd (c 1954.). One of the later and harder to find books in the 'living forest series' by a man who, with his wife Giny, found a wilderness home on Sanctuary Lake in Wisconsin, where the North woods stretch from there into Canada, a land of no roads, towns or man-made intrusions, a land where peace lives on. Cover illustrated by Lars Justinen, interior drawings by Alexander Key. 236 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 27345
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  • DEATH AS A WAY OF LIFE. by Caras, Roger A.
    Caras, Roger A.
    DEATH AS A WAY OF LIFE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1970.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An examination of man as hunter and killer - from the early days when hunting was an economic necessity to now when it is defined as a sport - by this noted naturalist. 173 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (erasure on one of the blank prelims).

    Book ID: 39403
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  • MONARCH OF DEADMAN BAY: The Life and Death of a Kodiak Bear. by Caras, Roger A.
    Caras, Roger A.
    MONARCH OF DEADMAN BAY: The Life and Death of a Kodiak Bear.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1969). Hardcover first edition - An account of the struggle for survival of this giant bear -the largest living terrestial carnivore - on the island of Kodiak in Alaska, the only place in the world where they live. Portrait of the life/death struggle between man and a Kodiak. Illustrated with drawings by Charles Frace. 185 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj)

    Book ID: 70460
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  • Carrighar, Sally.
    WILD HERITAGE.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965. dj. Hardcover - A look at the natural behavior of animals and how it relates to us. Illustrated with drawings by Rachel S. Horne. Includes a list of definitions related to the science of ethology, references, index. 276 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34505
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  • Carrighar, Sally.
    WILD HERITAGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the natural behavior of animals and how it relates to us. Illustrated with drawings by Rachel S. Horne. Includes a list of definitions related to the science of ethology, references, index. 276 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in very good dust jacket (small stain on front cover, a little wear to the dj at the top of the spine.)

    Book ID: 17286
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  • Carrighar, Sally
    ICEBOUND SUMMER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1953. dj. Hardcover first edition - Naturalist's study of the brilliant and intense summer on the northwest coast of Alaska, and her life among the Eskimos for 3 years. Illustrated by Henry B. Kane.

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

    Book ID: 22938
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  • Chipperfield, Mary.
    LIONS ON THE LAWN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Morrow, 1971. dj. Hardcover first edition - A charming story of the wildlife sanctuary Lions of Longleat in Whitshire England, and the lion that the author raised from a cub. Illustrated with 28 black-and-white photographs.

    Condition: Near fine in very good- dust jacket. (dj- little edge wear, slight tear top of spine, 1/2-inch tear & creaseon back)

    Book ID: 13170
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