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PEREGRINE FALCONS., Savage, Candace.  Foreword by Adrian Forsyth.
41 Savage, Candace. Foreword by Adrian Forsyth. PEREGRINE FALCONS.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 1992 1550540106 / 9781550540109 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
145 pp, 12 1/4" H. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs of peregrine falcons, their habitats, nests, eggs, and young provided by 35 of the world's best-known wildlife photographers and falcon researchers. "(T)he peregrine's recent history holds a cautionary tale: in the 1950s and 1960s, these magnificent birds were nearly wiped out when their food chain was contaminated with pesticides, primarily DDT. (Fortunately) they were saved from extinction with the help of a multimillion dollar recovery program. The peregrine is on the wing again throughout much of its range. But as the author warns, we still have not roused ourselves to face the real enemy. DDT and other persistent pesticides continue to be manufactured and exported to the Third World, and the chemical compounds currently used in Western countries may be almost as deadly. We must change agricultural practices on a global scale, Savage argues; only then will we be heeding the message of hope the falcon has long been empowered to bring." Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ERNEST THOMPSON SETON IN MANITOBA 1882-1892., Seton, Ernest Thompson.  Houston, C. Stuart, Introduction.  Preface by Philip A. Horch.
42 Seton, Ernest Thompson. Houston, C. Stuart, Introduction. Preface by Philip A. Horch. ERNEST THOMPSON SETON IN MANITOBA 1882-1892.
Winnipeg, Manitoba Premium Ventures / Manitoba Naturalists Society 1980 0969030304 / 9780969030300 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
9 1/4" H. "This volume presents a collection of Ernest Thompson Seton's important scientific contributions to the early knowledge of natural history in Manitoba." Contents: Preface; Introduction; A List of the Mammals of Manitoba, 1887 (Foreword by Robert W. Nero); The Birds of Manitoba, 1890-91 (Foreword by C. Stuart Houston); Additions to the List of Manitoba Birds, 1893; Recent Bird Records for Manitoba, 1908; A List of Fishes Known to Occur in Manitoba, 1898 (Foreword by Kenneth H. Doan); A List of the Turtles, Snakes and Batrachians of Manitoba, 1918 (Foreword by William B. Preston). Interior - very small ink mark on inside of rear cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear and rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
43 Shortt, Terry. NOT AS THE CROW FLIES. A LIFETIME OF ADVENTURES IN EXOTIC AND UNTAMED LANDS.
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1975 0771081677 / 9780771081675 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Terry Shortt. Signed/inscribed by author/illustrator
255 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Signed by author under printed name on title page and inscribed by him on the half title page: "To Ruth: / with affection and / best wishes / Terry Shortt". B&w drawings. "A lifetime of adventure in the world's most exotic, untamed lands - an exuberant odyssey to distant islands, tropical forests and glacier-strewn Arctic wastes - the keen observations and infectious enthusiasm of an artist and model-maker - (this) is world-famous Terry Shortt's absorbing personal narrative of his more than forty years of field travel to the Galapagos, India, Africa, Ecudador, Northern Canada, Greenland and other far-flung destinations. Illustrated with the author's superb studies of nature and birdlife, these are more than memoirs. Vivid, sensuous, even poetic, Terry Shortt's writing conjures the world he has met and reproduced in over a thousand displays for the Royal Ontario Museum, in hundreds of illustrations for twenty books and thousands of sketches and drawings for publications throughout the world. (A)n anecdotal, entertaining celebration of a life-long devotion to nature by a master of nature lore and illustration." Three very tiny soiling marks on top of text block, minor edge wear. Dust jacket very light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, small area of tiny soiling marks on front panel, crease at bottom of front panel, two edge tears archivally taped. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FIFTY YEARS IN RETROSPECT.  CANADA, 1882-1932., The Royal Society of Canada.  (Lawrence Burpee, Sir Robert Falconer, Chanoine Emile Chartier, Aegidius Fauteux, Gustave Lanctot, Lorne Pierce, Chester Martin, Diamond Jenness, R.H. Coats, O.D. Skelton, A. Norman Shaw, J.C. Fields, F.M.G. Johnson, et al.
44 The Royal Society of Canada. (Lawrence Burpee, Sir Robert Falconer, Chanoine Emile Chartier, Aegidius Fauteux, Gustave Lanctot, Lorne Pierce, Chester Martin, Diamond Jenness, R.H. Coats, O.D. Skelton, A. Norman Shaw, J.C. Fields, F.M.G. Johnson, et al. FIFTY YEARS IN RETROSPECT. CANADA, 1882-1932.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1932 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
179 pp, 10 1/2" H. Teal cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Contents: Introduction; The Intellectual Life of Canada as Reflected in Its Royal Society; La Litterature au Canada Francais; Cinquante Ans d'Histoire au Canada Francais; Retrospective d'Economie Sociale au Canada Francais; English Canadian Literature; Fifty Years of Canadian History; Fifty Years of Archaeology in Canada; Fifty Years of Statistical Progress; Fifty Years of Political and Economic Science in Canada; Presidential Address - Section III, Including an Account of the Progress of Physics in Canada; The Royal Society of Canada and Canadian Mathematics; Chemistry and the Royal Society of Canada; Fifty Years of Canadian Astronomy; Some Aspects of the Geological Studies of the Canadian Shield; Fifty Years of Pleistocene Geology in Canada; The Growth of Theories of the Formation of Ore Deposits in the Last Fifty Years; Trends in Fifty Years of Canadian Stratigraphy; Mineralogy in Canada; The Development of Zoology in Canada; Progress in Fisheries Research in Canada; The Development of Physiology and Biochemistry in Canada; The Development of Pathology and Bacteriology in Canada in the Last Fifty Years; Clinical Medicine and the Royal Society; A Sketch of the Past Fifty Years of Canadian Botany. A small lightly erased pencil notation on front pastedown at hinge, a few tiny foxing marks at top of front inside hinge, very light soiling to top/bottom of text block, very small dent and scuff on rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
45 Tripp, Stan; Bolton, Mike; Sadler, Doug; Bennett, Tiny; Robinson, Michael; Turnbull, Robert; Wolfram, Gerry; Kelly, Bob; McGillen, Pete; Reddick, Dave; Barager, C.P.; Macdonald, Bill; Penhale, Barry L.; Sanders, E.B.; Campbell, Tom; et al. STORIES OF THE OUTDOORS: AN ANTHOLOGY BY THE OUTDOOR WRITERS OF CANADA.
Mitchell Press, Vancouver, (1970). 
140 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Walter Leaver. Contents: A Marten and a McCoy; Instant Largemouth Bass; The Bereavement; Shark!; Before the Snow Comes; The Unknown River; Wild Animals Aren't Wild ; The Fishing Began at Midnight; Blue Geese at James Bay; On the Ice; Western Waterfowl Hunting; Don't Discount Grilse; Muskie Mania; Rendezvous with a Wagging Tail; Fishing in Nova Scotia; Pheasants; An After-Dark Adventure. Gift inscription on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny tears/chip. VG/VG 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A GUIDE TO FEEDING WINTER BIRDS IN ONTARIO., Waldon, Bob.
46 Waldon, Bob. A GUIDE TO FEEDING WINTER BIRDS IN ONTARIO.
Whitecap, Vancouver, 1991. 
222 pp, 8vo (9" H), soft cover. ISBN 1895099927 B&w drawings. "From White-Throated Sparrows to Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, this welcome guide reveals 55 of the most common varieties of birds that can be found in Ontario throughout the winter months. A thorough profile of each species is provided, along with sound and specific advice on setting up feeders and shelters, selecting feeds and seeds, how to deal with predators, winter nesting, the cold-weather physiology of birds, unusual f e e d i n g h abits, and other information that will appeal to amateur and expert alike. Designed to complement major field guides, this is a treasure trove of specific information. Here, you will discover more facts than ever before about Onta ri o wi nt er b ir d s and how to attract them. With infectious enthusiasm, (the author) shares a lifetime's collection of irresistible bird trivia and lore. His fascination with the natural history and habits of these remarkable creatures makes thi s bot h a n e nte rta in in g read, and a solid reference guide." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - a few tiny soiling and scuff marks on edges of textblock, book lightly cocked, minor edge wear. Very Goo d 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
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