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  • ON THE DESERT. by Eppele, David L.
    Eppele, David L.
    ON THE DESERT.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Bisbee, AZ: Tortilla Press, (1990). SIGNED first edition - Essays - some humorous - on American deserts and on the plants that grow there. SIGNED on the first page "with my best wishes - always!" Illustrated with small drawings. 58 pp. ISBN: 0-9622635-16.

    Condition: Good overall - underlining in a couple of the essays, specifically those on gardening in the desert.

    Book ID: 59156
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  • MAYA MEDICINE: Traditional Healing in Yucatan by Kunow, Marianna Appel.
    Kunow, Marianna Appel.
    MAYA MEDICINE: Traditional Healing in Yucatan

    Edition: First printing.

    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the practice of traditional Maya medicine which examines "the work of curers in Piste, Mexico, a small town in the Yucatn Peninsula near the ruins of Chichen Itza. The traditions of plant use and ethnomedicine applied by these healers have been transmitted from one generation to the next since the colonial period throughout the state of Yucatan and the adjoining states of Campeche and Quintana Roo. . . The author collected plants with traditional healers and observed their techniques including prayer and massage as well as plant medicine, western medicine, and ritual practices." Illustrated with drawings of plants. Includes a map, several tables, a plant catalogue, glossary and index. vii, 152 pp. ISBN: 0-826328644.

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

    Book ID: 76804
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  • Lewis, Ann.
    CONFEDERATE JASMINE AND THE FAT TUESDAY TREE: A Poetic Herbarium.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - An "evocative collection of small essays, [which paint] lovely pictures in words, describing not only subtropical plants such as sea oats, magnolia, and kudzu, but also the (slightly fictionalized) people of her childhood in the South. . . includes an appendix listing "Towns with Good Names," among them Burnt Corn, Zip City, and Akbachoochee. Lewis's lovely prints, resembling herbarium pressings, accompany the text." Square format. 158 pp plus final illustration. ISBN: 0-811813088.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85671
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  • AMAZONIA. by Rollins, James.
    Rollins, James.
    AMAZONIA.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2002). SIGNED first edition - A thriller set in the jungles of Amazon - Four years after an expedition to the interior of the jungle had been declared lost, a man "stumbles into a small missionary village, and within hours of the CIA operative and former special forces soldier - tongueless, scarred, his eyes wide with terror - is dead. But the most disturbing aspect of Agent Gerald Clark's death has his superiors in Washington baffled. When Agent Clark first came to the Amazon, he had only one arm - the result of a well-paced sniper's bullet. But the photograph of him submitted by a Brazilian morgue shows a corpse with two upper limbs…

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    New York: William H. Morrow, (2002). SIGNED first edition - A thriller set in the jungles of Amazon - Four years after an expedition to the interior of the jungle had been declared lost, a man "stumbles into a small missionary village, and within hours of the CIA operative and former special forces soldier - tongueless, scarred, his eyes wide with terror - is dead. But the most disturbing aspect of Agent Gerald Clark's death has his superiors in Washington baffled. When Agent Clark first came to the Amazon, he had only one arm - the result of a well-paced sniper's bullet. But the photograph of him submitted by a Brazilian morgue shows a corpse with two upper limbs fully intact." An expedition is quickly formed with the US government, Army rangers, a drug company and Nathan Rand, ethnobotanist and the son of the leader of the lost expedition. However, the stakes quickly mount - Clark brought a rapidly spreading and fatal disease with him and now a cure is urgently needed - and the expedition not only has to confront the dangers of the jungle - they are being tracked by a ruthless band of mercenaries. SIGNED on the title page. 420 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance copy,

    Book ID: 82906
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  • AMAZONIA. by Rollins, James.
    Rollins, James.
    AMAZONIA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: William H. Morrow, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thriller set in the jungles of Amazon - Four years after an expedition to the interior of the jungle had been declared lost, a man "stumbles into a small missionary village, and within hours of the CIA operative and former special forces soldier - tongueless, scarred, his eyes wide with terror - is dead. But the most disturbing aspect of Agent Gerald Clark's death has his superiors in Washington baffled. When Agent Clark first came to the Amazon, he had only one arm - the result of a well-paced sniper's bullet. But the photograph of him submitted by a Brazilian morgue shows a corpse with two upper…

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    New York: William H. Morrow, (2002) dj. Hardcover first edition - A thriller set in the jungles of Amazon - Four years after an expedition to the interior of the jungle had been declared lost, a man "stumbles into a small missionary village, and within hours of the CIA operative and former special forces soldier - tongueless, scarred, his eyes wide with terror - is dead. But the most disturbing aspect of Agent Gerald Clark's death has his superiors in Washington baffled. When Agent Clark first came to the Amazon, he had only one arm - the result of a well-paced sniper's bullet. But the photograph of him submitted by a Brazilian morgue shows a corpse with two upper limbs fully intact." An expedition is quickly formed with the US government, Army rangers, a drug company and Nathan Rand, ethnobotanist and the son of the leader of the lost expedition. However, the stakes quickly mount - Clark brought a rapidly spreading and fatal disease with him and now a cure is urgently needed - and the expedition not only has to confront the dangers of the jungle - they are being tracked by a ruthless band of mercenaries. 420 pp. ISBN: 0-060002484.

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    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (some biopredation damage to the fold of the front flap of the dj, and upper edge0

    Book ID: 84732
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  • NATURE'S BODY: Gender in the Making of Modern Science. by Schiebinger, Londa.
    Schiebinger, Londa.
    NATURE'S BODY: Gender in the Making of Modern Science.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Beacon Press, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which "concentrates on 17th- and 18th-century European developments in taxonomy and physical anthropology to show how the European male became the prototype of the human race; how women were reduced to a subset noted only for sexual differences; and how people of color were placed at inferior levels of the great chain of being, on a par with apes. By celebrating sexuality in plants, Erasmus, Darwin, and Linneaus did much to set the stage for thinking of females in terms of sexuality alone - leading Linneaus to choose the term 'mammals' to distinguish the order of warmblooded, hairy animals - -but also to underscore women's role as…

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    Boston: Beacon Press, (1993) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which "concentrates on 17th- and 18th-century European developments in taxonomy and physical anthropology to show how the European male became the prototype of the human race; how women were reduced to a subset noted only for sexual differences; and how people of color were placed at inferior levels of the great chain of being, on a par with apes. By celebrating sexuality in plants, Erasmus, Darwin, and Linneaus did much to set the stage for thinking of females in terms of sexuality alone - leading Linneaus to choose the term 'mammals' to distinguish the order of warmblooded, hairy animals - -but also to underscore women's role as nurturing caretakers. More shocking was the scholars' concern with female genitalia and sexual characteristics." (Kirkus) Winner of the 1994 Society for Social Studies of Science Ludwik Fleck Prize which noted that her "incisive book draws timely attention to the critical roles of language, metaphor, and ideology in the development of science." INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page to the late Oklahoma collector Larry Owens. Illustrated with reproductions of vintage drawings. Extensive notes, bibliography, index. viii, 289 pp. ISBN: 0-807089001.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon in the first edition, and especially so signed,

    Book ID: 81602
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