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F/A-18 HORNET., Braybrook, Roy.
1 Braybrook, Roy. F/A-18 HORNET.
Osprey, London, 1991, first edition. 
128 pp, 11 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1855321513 Profuesly illustrated with colour photographs. "The 'son' of the Northrop YF-17 Cobra, the Hornet grew both in weight and capability after being ordered by the Navy to replace the vene rable Vought A-7 Corsair II. Now an integral part of the modern carrier air wing, the F/A-18 has dramatically increased the capabilities of fighter and attack squadrons already embarked aboard the Navy's 15-strong carrier fleet. Not all Hornet s s p otted in American skies are Navy property though, the 'flying leathernecks' of the US Marine Corps having received their first F/A-18s at virtually the same time as the 'blue water' force. Over a dozen USMC squadrons are now equipped with th e v er sa tile Hornet. Travelling further afield, Canada, Australia, Spain and South Korea have all chosen the F/A-18 to fulfill the fighter/attack requirements of their respective air forces past the year 2000. (This book) takes you aboard ship w it h a f ron tline Navy squadron as they patrol the barren expanses of the Atlantic, or takes you on a scrub skimming attack sortie over the parched wastelands of the 'outback' with the Royal Australian Air Force." Book slightly cocked, very light edg e wear , sm all faint erasure mark on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wrinkling. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.00 USD
 
 
CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS., Calef, George.  Foreword by David Brower.
2 Calef, George. Foreword by David Brower. CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS.
Ottawa Canadian Arctic Resources Committee 1981 0919996205 / 9780919996205 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
176 pp, 11 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs showing the caribou and their environment through the seasons, colour maps. "(T)o most people's view, the country of the caribou is all barren land: harsh, unproductive, devoid of beauty. One of the purposes of these pages is to show that nothing could be further from the truth. The northern wilderness is barren only to those lacking in perception and imagination. But if we should let the great herds vanish from the barren-lands, they will indeed become what the name implies, and we will have lost a part of the majesty and mystery of life." Dust jacket has two small edge tears archivally taped, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DEAD SILENCE:  THE GREATEST MYSTERY IN ARCTIC DISCOVERY., Geiger, John and Beattie, Owen.
3 Geiger, John and Beattie, Owen. DEAD SILENCE: THE GREATEST MYSTERY IN ARCTIC DISCOVERY.
Toronto Viking 1993 0670843180 / 9780670843183 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
219 pp, 9 1/2" H. Color photographs, b&w drawings, reproductions. "In 1719 the Englishman James Knight, then in his seventies and vastly experienced in Arctic travel, set out with two ships and forty men to find the northwest passage. His ships entered Hudson Bay and were not seen again until almost three centuries later when Owen Beattie and John Geiger discovered them submerged and well-preserved near the remote Marble Island, known to the Inuit as 'Dead Man's Island'. (This) is an archaeological detective story (as the authors use) every available technique - historical clues, archaeological excavations, forensic analysis of human remains, the discovery of the missing ships - to cast new light on the Arctic's greatest mystery." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DWARVES: A KINGDOM AND ADVENTURE.  ROLE AIDS.  (A COMPLETE KINGDOM AND ADVENTURE SUITABLE FOR ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.), Karczag, Paul.
4 Karczag, Paul. DWARVES: A KINGDOM AND ADVENTURE. ROLE AIDS. (A COMPLETE KINGDOM AND ADVENTURE SUITABLE FOR ADVANCED DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.)
Chicago Mayfair Games 1982 Soft Cover Very Good Gerald O'Malley, Ellie Mooney & James Clouse. 
96 pp, 11" H. B&w drawings, maps, plans. "Dwarves. The Stoutest Warriors in the Age of Legend. Herin is recorded their History, Gods, Culture, Artifacts, Wars, Magics, Mines, Traps and Enemies. Including Guides to the Ancient Cities of Ostohar and Anor, the village of Fin, and the residents therein. Featuring: DWARVEN RITE, a heroic sized adventure for 4 - 8 Dwarven characters of 5th to 10th level of experience." Interior - small soft bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - small bump at top corner of front cover, minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE LAST DITCH.  THE SECRETS OF THE NATIONWIDE BRITISH RESISTANCE ORGANIZATION AND THE NAZI PLANS FOR THE OCCUPATION OF BRITAIN 1940-1944., Lampe, David.
5 Lampe, David. THE LAST DITCH. THE SECRETS OF THE NATIONWIDE BRITISH RESISTANCE ORGANIZATION AND THE NAZI PLANS FOR THE OCCUPATION OF BRITAIN 1940-1944.
Cassell, London, 1968, first edition. 
219 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "(T)he first detailed study of what is known to have been the intentions on both sides (if the Germans had occupied Britian in 1940). Based largely on newly resea rched material and years of persistent detective work, it investigates the German plans for Occupied Britain and, much more startling, the British answer. It would have been a harsh occupation, harsher perhaps than the Nazi rule in Eastern Europ e , as the stark content of the German draft orders and decrees show only too plainly. Mass deportation of the able-bodied male population, wholesale appropriations of the country's agriculture, mineral and industrial produce, these and more would h av e reduced Britain to a starved and barren land. Few could have escaped oppression, and the notorious Gestapo Arrest List for Great Britain, here published in full for the first time since its distribution to senior Gestapo officers in 1940, sho ws ho w wide the Nazi net was to be spread. What would Britain have done? Mr. Lampe has been made privy to the secrets of Europe's first and best-trained Resistance movement. All over Britain its members went quietly about their daily jobs, b ut, by nig ht, they moved in stealth about a darkened Britain, training, practising, testing their ability to sabotage, to spy and to kill. They took 'holidays' at a country house in Berkshire to acquire murderous skills they then taught on their o wn h ome gro und. Caches of arms and explosives, skilfully constructed hide-outs were established in ever-growing numbers. A Resistance wireless network - never detected by the powerful German monitoring service - was set up and manned. (This) i s a s tory with out a climax, for although the vaguely named 'Auxiliary Units' reached an unparalleled peak of efficiency, they never went into action. The important thing is that the Resistance was ready and waiting. It was the last ditch of Bri tain's defe nce in 1940, and before it was crossed it meant the Germans to pay dearly." Previous owner's place, date and signature on free front endpaper; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - very tiny tear at top of spine; minor dust so iling o n edge s of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has minor browning, small corner crease on front flap, small soft crease on rear panel, light edge wear with a few very tiny chips, light rubbing. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
6 Laurence, Margaret. THE PROPHET'S CAMEL BELL.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1963 0771047053 / 9780771047053 Reprint Soft Cover Good+ 
239 pp, 8" H. "In the 1960s, Margaret Laurence set out for Somaliland in Africa with her engineer husband in the hope that friendliness and a liberal outlook would suffice to bridge the differences between East and West. But she soon began to discover the complexity and difficulty in any attempted communication between peoples of widely different cultures, religions, and ways of looking at life. Living out in camp, the author gradually came to know something of the life of the nomadic camel-herding Somalis, and to have a deep regard for these desert people who must struggle incessantly for survival in their barren land, but who manage also to produce many skilled orators, poets, and storytellers. Of all this, Mrs. Laurence writes delightfully; with humour, keen observation and humanity, with vivid descriptions of the country and the Somalis she met." Interior - tiny tear to bottom edge of bibliography page (archivally taped), otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light edgewear, soft crease down front cover near hinge, soft crease at rear bottom corner, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
PILOTS:  CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT., Melady, John.
7 Melady, John. PILOTS: CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771058632 / 9780771058639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "This is the story of flying in Canada - told by the men and women who have lived it, the pilots. The story begins with John McCurdy's history-making flight in the 'Silver Dart' over the frozen shores of Lake Bras d'Or, Baddeck, in 1909, and moves through the years, documenting the landmark flights, retelling the yarns and lore of flying, and introducing the heroes - the famous and the unsung." Very light soiling on fore-edge of textblock, light creasing at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top of front panel - minor elsewhere, minor scuff on spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
PILOTS:  CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT., Melady, John.
8 Melady, John. PILOTS: CANADIAN STORIES FROM THE COCKPIT.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1989 0771058632 / 9780771058639 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "This is the story of flying in Canada - told by the men and women who have lived it, the pilots. The story begins with John McCurdy's history-making flight in the 'Silver Dart' over the frozen shores of Lake Bras d'Or, Baddeck, in 1909, and moves through the years, documenting the landmark flights, retelling the yarns and lore of flying, and introducing the heroes - the famous and the unsung." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, minor browning at top edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CASTLEGUARD., Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek.  Foreword by J. Keith Fraser.
9 Muir, Dalton and Ford, Derek. Foreword by J. Keith Fraser. CASTLEGUARD.
Ottawa Ministry of Environment 1985 0660117908 / 9780660117904 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
Unpaginated, oblong (8 3/4" H x 11 1/4" D). 113 colour photographs, plus three maps. "Beside the Columbia Icefield, in Banff National Park, lies a narrow valley. One end of the valley is a barren arctic waste, newly formed by the retreat of the ice ages. Gradually, it grades into an alpine meadow and then into a northern coniferous forest. The valley and the glaciers around it gell the story of how the landscapes of Canada were formed, from the great ice ages to this summer's flowers. Partway down the valley there is a cave mouth, the sole entrance to an enormous complex of vaults and passage-ways under the valley and glacier. In the cold darkness of the Castleguard caves water has been forming and enlarging passages for hundreds of thousands of years. Glistening white stalactites, among the purest in the world, have been growing for millennia. Come celebrate Castleguard with the adventurers who have explored and photographed the austere beauty of this land shaped by water, cold and time." Contents: Foreword; Castleguard; The Two Landscapes of Castleguard; Populating a New Land; A Succession of Plant Communities; Water Makes Life Possible; The Little Ice Age; Cave Formation: The Surface; Cave Formation: Underground; Return to Light; The Experience; An Overview; Maps; Photographers/Acknowledgements. Tiny bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor rubbing on rear panel, very small wrinkle at top of spine, 2" crease at bottom edge of rear panel, minor browning at top edge of flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
10 Niles, Douglas. Cover art by Brom. Map by Dennis Kauth. DRAGONLANCE. THE GOLDEN ORB. ICEWALL TRILOGY VOLUME TWO.
Wizards of the Coast, Rento, WA, 2002, first printing. 
310 pp, mass market paperback. ISBN 0786926929 "Brackenrock. Towering aloof and secure, the isolated fortress offers humankind a place to survive and flourish in the barren realm of Icereach. Even the elven Messenger Kerrick Fallabrine has made a home there, living among the humans and teaching them a multitude of skills. But the ogre enemies are always near, and they have developed a powerful weapon, a destructive magic encased within a sphere of solid gold. Its existence forces the hum ans to confront the threat of extinction that lurks outside their walls. In the second book of this epic trilogy, Douglas Niles carries the reader into the heart of an unknown realm, where the world beneath the Icewall trembles with threats of w a r , slavery, and greed." Interior - bookstore and old price on first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, faint crease on spine, one tiny corner crease. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
11 Robertston, Heather. MEASURING MOTHER EARTH: HOW JOE THE KID BECAME TYRRELL OF THE NORTH.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2007 0771075391 / 9780771075391 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
348 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, maps. "One of Canada's first scientific explorers, Joseph Burr Tyrrell began his career in the late nineteenth century by surveying the Rocky Mountains on foot and mapping remote northern regions from a birchbark canoe; he ended it at the dawn of the Atomic Age, flying across the wilderness in bush planes. Among his many accomplishments, Tyrrell discovered Canada's first dinosaur, Albertosaurus, and an Ice Age glacier he named Keewatin. He risked his own and his companions' lives charting the Dubawnt and Kazan river networks west of Hudson Bay, and rescued the maps and records of Canada's great geographer, David Thompson, from oblivion. After he failed to find gold in the Klondike, Tyrrell gambled on buying a gold mine in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and won millions." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE SNOW QUEEN CYCLE - FIRST THREE VOLUMES.  1. THE SNOW QUEEN.  2. WORLD'S END.  3. THE SUMMER QUEEN., Vinge, Joan D.
12 Vinge, Joan D. THE SNOW QUEEN CYCLE - FIRST THREE VOLUMES. 1. THE SNOW QUEEN. 2. WORLD'S END. 3. THE SUMMER QUEEN.
New York Popular Library / Tor Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Michael Whelan cover art, Books 1 & 3, Leo & Diane Dillon, Book 2. 
First three volumes of The Snow Queen Cycle - 6 3/4" H. 1. The Snow Queen - 469 pp, Popular Library, 1989, 4th printing, ISBN 0445205296 - "The Winter colonists have ruled Tiamat for 150 years, slaughtering the gentle sea mers in trade for off-world wealth. But soon the gate to the galactic Hegemony will close, Tiamat will be isolated, and the 150-year reign of the Summer primitives will begin. Unless - Arienrhod, the ageless, corrupt Snow Queen, can commit a genocidal crime - and destroy destiny - unless Sparks Dawntreader, the Snow Queen's companion, can survive sea and city, palace and slums - and find destiny - unless Hegemony Commander Jerusha Palathion, the Snow Queen's victim, can find one ally on Tiamat - and change destiny - . And unless Moon Summer, a young mystic, can break a conspiracy that spans space - and control destiny. Because Moon is the Snow Queen's lost weapon - lost rival - lost nemesis - lost soul. Moon is the Snow Queen's clone. 2. World's End - 284 pp, Tor, 1984, 2nd printing, ISBN 0812523687 - "On Tiamat ruled a while-haired, pale-skinned beauty who had dared death, the fates, and the powers that ruled interstellar space to claim her birthright. One man, police inspector BZ Gundhalinu, played a pivotal role in Moon Dawntreader's rise to sovereignty. When the black-hole stargate shut Tiamat away from the other planets of the interstellar Hegemony, BZ was reassigned to the backwater planet Four where he was sure he would die, never to see his beloved Moon again. 'World's End' is BZ's extraordinary adventure in search of his lost brothers, his own salvation, and that of which he is not even aware. It is the rich, taut drama of incredible discoveries in the barren, foresaken waste know only as - World's End." 3. The Summer Queen - 949 pp, Popular Libarary, 1992. first printing, ISBN 0446362514 - "Moon Dawntreader is Lady of Tiamat, pledged to forever end offworld exploitation and save the mers, whose blood gives immortality. But hostile Summer tribes and treacherous Winters plot to subvert the Summer Queen. Inspector BZ Gundhalinu, driven mad by his love for Moon, finds the ancient science of true starflight; but brings blood, greend, and ruin back to Tiamat when he returns to win the Summer Queen. Reede Kullervo, a dark genius with no memory or morals, his very soul burned from his body, is unleashed on Tiamat; a perfect monster programmed to destroy the Summer Queen. And when passion overwhelms the destinies of worlds, when betrayal devastates the tapestries of time, these three will be linked in a mystery that spans eternity, a threat to the entire cosmos, as enemies together, they musk unlock the unbearable final secret." Interiors - volume 2 has very light browning to pages otherwise volumes are clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - volume 1 has a small soiling mark on fore-edge of text block, a light lean to the spine and faint creases on spine; volume 2 has very light browning to edges of text block; volume 3 has a small number stamp on bottom of text block; all volumes have minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE., Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight)
13 Whitney, J.D. (Josiah Dwight) NAMES AND PLACES: STUDIES IN GEOGRAPHICAL AND TOPOGRAPHICAL NOMENCLATURE.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Privately printed, at the University Press (Harvard) 1888 First, limited edition. Three-Quarter Leather Very Good Inscribed By Author
239 pp, 7 1/8" H - collated. No. 9 of 100 copies. Medium brown three-quarter leather, marbled paper-covered boards and marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. The spine has been professionally rebacked, retaining most of the original leather (with gilt decoration) - new green leather spine labels with gilt lettering and borders. Inscribed on fly-leaf preceding the title page: "To Josepha Newcomb / from the author / March 12 1896 / J.D. Whitney (underlined)". Josiah Dwight Whitney (Nov. 23, 1818-Aug. 18, 1896), American geologist, Harvard professor of geology and Chief of the California Geological Survey, was an early advocate for the creation of Yosemite National Park. Mount Whitney and the Whitney Glacier were named for him. Contents: Appalachian and Cordilleran; Orgeon and Pend' Oreilles; Topograph-ical Nomenclature (Introductory / Mountains, Peaks, and Sierras / Valleys, Gorges, and Canons / Plains, Prairies, and Savannas); Index of Topographical Names. Josepha Newcomb (artist and suffragette) married Whitney's nephew, Edwin Baldwin Whitney, in April, 1896. She later inscribed the book: "To William Dwight Whitney / from / Josepha Whitney / December 25, 1931." Her son, William Dwight Whitney was an international lawyer whose marital exploits were the inspiration for the movie 'Adam's Rib'. Browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; slight waviness to fore-edge of pages; the leather has wear and has been professionally conserved; book is tightly bound and is clean inside. 
Price: 650.00 USD
 
 
14 Zaslow, Morris. THE NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CANADA, 1914-1967.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1988 0771090714 / 9780771090714 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
421 pp, 9 1/4" H. One of 'The Canadian Centenary Series'. B&w photographs, maps. "In the concluding volume of his study of the Canadian North since Confederation, Morris Zaslow details with encyclopedic scope the accelerating change typical of the second half of that era. In this period the frontiers of agriculture and industry swept northward from near the international border to their economic limits. In the search for oil and natural gas, these limits were also close to the country's physical limits. Assisted by new roads, extended railways, improved river transportation, and the new airplane, settlers, prospectors, and developers cleared land, sought mineral treasures, opened enterprises, and established permanent settlements in areas formerly given over to hunting and trapping by the native peoples. At the same time, the institutions of society and government familiar to southern Canada followed at a more measured pace." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, small bump at bottom corner of both boards. Dust jacket has small light stain on front panel, wrinkling at bottom of flap-folds with old tape on inside surface - very light edge wrinkling elsewhere. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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