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  • THE CURIOUS WORLD OF SEAWEED. by Iselin, Josie
    Iselin, Josie
    THE CURIOUS WORLD OF SEAWEED.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Heyday, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stunningly beautiful book which is a pleasure to leaf through. The author reveals the variety and beauty of this important life-form, which is essential to the food chain. She "explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent - a place of incomparable richness. Each species receives a detailed description of its structure, ecological importance, and humans scientific inquiry into it . . Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselins photogaphs of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors - whether rosy, "olivaceous," or grass-green and whimsical…

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    Berkeley, CA: Heyday, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stunningly beautiful book which is a pleasure to leaf through. The author reveals the variety and beauty of this important life-form, which is essential to the food chain. She "explores both the artistic and the biological presence of sixteen seaweeds and kelps that live in the thin region where the Pacific Ocean converges with the North American continent - a place of incomparable richness. Each species receives a detailed description of its structure, ecological importance, and humans scientific inquiry into it . . Throughout the writings are historical botanical illustrations and Iselins photogaphs of each specimen that reveal their vibrant colors - whether rosy, "olivaceous," or grass-green and whimsical shapes." SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography and sources, index. vii, 253 pp plus a final illustration. ISBN: 978-1597144827.

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    Condition: Fine in blue illustrated boards with embossed gold lettering.

    Book ID: 78803
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  • Knobl, Kuno.
    TAI KI: To the Point of No Return.

    Edition: First English language edition.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - Eight men aboard a replica of 2000 year old Chinese junk attempt to prove that ancient mariners once voyaged from Asia to Central and South America. Translated by Rita and Robert Kimber. Illustrated with full color photographs.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15445
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  • Philbrick, Nathaniel.
    SEA OF GLORY: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of one of the largest voyages of discovery in the history of the world and the last such all-sail convoy. Under the Command of Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, and despite losing two ships and 71 men, the expedition -which included botanists, geologists, biologists and mapmakers - logged 87,000 miles, discovered a new Southern continent which Wilkes named Antarctica, surveyed 280 Pacific islands and created 180 charts and collected thousands of specimens which eventually became the foundation of the Smithsonian Institution. Solidly researched and a fascinating story. Illustrated with drawings and maps, Notes, selected bibliography, index. 452 pp. ISBN: 0-67003231X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38722
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  • NATION. by Pratchett, Terry.
    Pratchett, Terry.
    NATION.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "When much is taken, something is returned." A story of survival, discovery and courage after a giant wave sweeps away an island village. 367 pp plus author's note in which he states "While this might look like ia book set in the Pacific Ocean, nothing could be farther from the truth!!! It is in fact set in a parallel universe.". ISBN: 0-06-1051578.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual light toning to the pages.)

    Book ID: 62686
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  • THE MYSTERY OF THE SEA: The Boys' Big Game Series, #6. by Whitney, Elliott [pseudonym of Harry Lincoln Sayler, 1863-1913]
    Whitney, Elliott [pseudonym of Harry Lincoln Sayler, 1863-1913]
    THE MYSTERY OF THE SEA: The Boys' Big Game Series, #6.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: Reilly & Lee, (1936). Hardcover - Originally published in 1914 as 'The Pirate Shark,' this is a boy's adventure novel by this prolific journalist and writer, set in the Pacific and in the waters off of Malaysia. Includes a visit to Honolulu by the two boys - Mart Judson, a young mechanic who goes on the voyage as wireless operator - and Bob Hollinger, the son of the millionaire owner of the yacht. 224 pp. plus excerpts from 3 other books.

    Condition: Good in red cloth with black lettering (usual rather severe toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 68399
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