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SEVERE WEATHER WATCHER HANDBOOK:  A GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING SUMMER SEVERE WEATHER.
1 SEVERE WEATHER WATCHER HANDBOOK: A GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING AND REPORTING SUMMER SEVERE WEATHER.
Canada Environment Canada, Atmospheric Environment Service 1991 0662182812 / 9780662182818 Stapled in Wraps Very Good 
32 pp, 9" H. B&w and colour photographs of cloud formations, b&w drawings. Contents: To the Weather Watcher; All About Thunderstorms; What You Should Watch For; Tornadoes and Funnel Clouds; Don't Get Fooled!; What to Report; Safety Tips; How to Report/What to Report - Quick Reference. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing, some very light soiling on rear cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE QUIET FIELDS., 'BB'.  Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford.
2 'BB'. Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford. THE QUIET FIELDS.
Michael Joseph, London, 1981, first edtion. 
206 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0718120396 Charming b&w illustrations. "There is a growing need for the 'quiet fields' in this noisy, restless world. Mercifully, they can still be found by the country-lover and naturalist . This book tells of a year spent deep in the countryside, beginning when the year is young, when trees and hedges are bare to the winter winds, and on through the spring, summer and autumn, to winter once again. Whatever the season of t h e y e a r t h ere is always something to see in the countryside, even when the 'quiet fields' are sheeted with snow. There are the winter migrants - the wildfowl of the wet places, the delicate fieldfares and redwings - who come to Britain to e sc ap e t he b it t er t emperatures of their native lands. 'BB' also describes the advent of the spring migrants, which bring such intense joy to the naturalist that he even had to surrender his studio to a swallow family, which honoured him wi th a v is it and tw o l us ty bro ods of young. And the arrival of frogs at his Big Pond, the first for years, was a red-letter day in his calendar. There is still magic and a sense of peace in Britain's woods and fields. This book sets out to p rov e it , a nd the illu stra tio ns by D .J. Watkins-Pitchford echo exactly the spirit of the writing...." Minor very soft crease, faint pencil erasure marks and previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper; small light crease at b otto m cor ner of half -titl e pag e; v ery mino r edge wear; minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has one small closed tear, one tiny tear, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light rubbing, mi nor s oiling , sm all area of de lamina tion at b ottom of front panel at flap-fold, a few tiny dints on hinges - mainly rear hinge. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL., 'BB'.  Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
3 'BB'. Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford. LETTERS FROM COMPTON DEVERELL.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1950, "First Cheap Edition", with 7s. 6d. price on dust jacket flap. 
281 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover (green boards with black lettering on spine) in dust jacket. Green, black & white map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "Where is Compton Deverell? It may be anywhere you choose in the English countryside, because ' BB' has drawn a living picture of that sort of delightful old house among fields and woods, the ideal English home which thousands remember from their childhood or hope to have in that future for which they work and plan. The letters are w r i t t e n b y a countryman to a younger friend abroad and they describe the routine of country life throughout the months of the year as it engages an active man with a contemplative mind. They recount the discovery of the small signs of spri ng , th e de li gh t s of summer and long days spent in the open air, and the white beauty of the winter which the townsman hardly knows. Here then is a tranquil book designed for casual reading, calling up the very sights, sounds and smells of th e E ng lis h cou ntr ysi de . It is one of the most intimately observed of 'BB's' books, and one of the most endearing." Minor browning to pages, light browning to edges of textblock, two very small corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear/ wrin kli ng - m ainl y at top /bo tt om o f spine and flap-folds, browning to spine and flap-folds, a few very small closed tears and tiny chips, a 2 1/2" closed tear on front hinge - archivally taped. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
DOGS OF CHARACTER., Aldin, Cecil, written and illustrated by.
4 Aldin, Cecil, written and illustrated by. DOGS OF CHARACTER.
Bracken, London, 1986 (reprint of the 1927 edition). 
116 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1851700498 Beautifully illustrated throughout in black, white and buff with Cecil Alden's wonderful dog portraits. "This book is about ordinary dogs - dogs of character. In particular it charts the lives of Cracker and Micky, one an Irish Wolfhound, the other a Bull terrier. Wtih them as models Cecil Aldin plots a course for would-be dog owners and dog trainers. Where do you go to buy a dog, how do you set about trainin g h i m o r her, how do you cure bad habits , how do you feed your dog. All these questions are answered. But this book contains a good deal more. It is full of the most enchanting stories of dogs....It is full of advice and stories told by a r ea l l ov er of dogs and the advice is as true and revealing now as when the book was first published in 1927." Light edge wear, light browning to edges of text block with foxing specks on top of text block, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, l igh t bro wni ng t o p ages. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, one tiny closed tear, foxing on inside surface - mainly at top edge, light fading to spine color. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
A MOTH-HUNTER'S GOSSIP.  SECOND EDITION, REVISED., Allan, P.B.M.
5 Allan, P.B.M. A MOTH-HUNTER'S GOSSIP. SECOND EDITION, REVISED.
Watkins & Doncaster, London, 1947, second edition, revised. 
269 pp, 7 7/16" H, hard cover - no dust jacket. Contents: Hawkmoths - Visitors; Hawkmoths - Natives; Aspen, and Some Prominents; Sugar, and East Winds; Light, With Some Moralising; A Little About Assembling; Various, With Fraxini and Cossus; A Draw er-Full of Rarities; Something About Apparatus; The Old Names, and Some Foreign Ones. Small bookstore label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, sun fading to spine and front hinge area, small foxing marks at bottom of spine a n d f r o n t hinge, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. VG- 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
MOTHS AND MEMORIES., Allan, P.B.M.
6 Allan, P.B.M. MOTHS AND MEMORIES.
Watkins & Doncaster, London, 1948, first edition. 
316 pp, 7 7/16" H, hard cover - no dust jacket. Contents: Idle Gossip; Birch and Millers; The Black-Veined White; Letters and Writers; Wales and Moths; The Jersey Tiger; Ghosts - and Cossus; Beer and Skittles; The Polyonoma Club. Interior - small bookstore label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, a few pages with small crease and/or tears at fore edge (archivally taped). Exterior - sun fading to spine, hinges and top of front cover, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, min or rubbing, slight bump to top corner of boards. VG- 
Price: 60.00 USD
 
 
BRITISH ANGLERS' NATURAL HISTORY.  BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES., Boulenger, E.G.
7 Boulenger, E.G. BRITISH ANGLERS' NATURAL HISTORY. BRITAIN IN PICTURES SERIES.
Collins, London, 1946, first edition. 
48 pp, 8 7/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. 8 colour plates, 22 b&w illustrations. "....a guide to the fishes and insects which inhabit our streams and rivers. (The author) describes, with fascinating detail and anecdote, such things as the life of the eel and the salmon, the gruesome habits of lampreys and the ferociousness of the small stickleback...." Area of light browning on free endpapers, browning and tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, light edge wear, very light browning to edg es of boards, tiny area of glue residue on front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning, very light rubbing/soiling on rear panel, very light waterstain at top inside edge of rear panel, light browning on in s i d e o f f l aps, one small closed tear. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
BUTTERFLIES.  FOLLETT BEGINNING SCIENCE BOOKS., Brouillette, Jeanne S.  Illustrated by Bill Barss.
8 Brouillette, Jeanne S. Illustrated by Bill Barss. BUTTERFLIES. FOLLETT BEGINNING SCIENCE BOOKS.
Follett, Chicago, 1961. 
32 pp, 8 1/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w drawings. "An easy-to-read account of the life cycle of the butterfly with beautiful illustrations in full color of the common butterflies of North America." "Ca refully controlled vocabulary so even your seven- and eight-year-olds can read (this) informative book." Very small bump to top edge of rear board, very light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, faint erased pencil marks o n f i r s t page. Dust jacket is price clipped, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
BULLDOGS:  AN OWNER'S COMPANION., Bruton, Christian.
9 Bruton, Christian. BULLDOGS: AN OWNER'S COMPANION.
Crowood, Marlborough, 1998, first edition. 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1861261349 Many b&w photographs. "Universally acknowledged as representing the British national character, the Bulldog can trace its ancestry back to Roman times. With the prohibition on bullbaiting in the nineteenth century came a decline in the popularity of the Bulldog, almost to the point of extinction. The breed was kept alive by a few dedicated fanciers and has now adapted itself to domesticity and become an affec t i o n a t e companion and an ideal household pet. Whilst Bulldogs are far from vicious, they can display great courage in protecting their owners, families and property should the need arise. This detailed book traces the origins of the Bulldog a nd c om pa re s t he conformation of the Bulldog in the early years with today's standard. The author provides clear information on what to look for when choosing a puppy, care, management and breeding. There is also a section on holistic medi cin es for th e p rev en ti on and cure of common ailments and diseases. Readers will learn the correct way to show the dog, and gain useful insights into the world of judging. Packed with interesting and useful information for those thinking of buyi ng a pu ppy, or owne rs new and old, (this) is a must for all lovers of the breed." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, one small closed tear with soft creasing at bottom of rear panel, light rubbing. Near Fine/Very Good- 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS., Calef, George.  Foreword by David Brower.
10 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
 
 
ANCIENT MARINE REPTILES., Callaway, Jack M. & Nicholls, Elizabeth L., eds.  (Gorden L. Bell, Eric Buffetaut, Kenneth Carpenter, Robert M. Carroll, Rachel Collin, Robert K. Denton, James L. Dobie, David K. Elliott, Marta Fernandez, Zulma Garsparini, Hans Hagdorn, et al.)
11 Callaway, Jack M. & Nicholls, Elizabeth L., eds. (Gorden L. Bell, Eric Buffetaut, Kenneth Carpenter, Robert M. Carroll, Rachel Collin, Robert K. Denton, James L. Dobie, David K. Elliott, Marta Fernandez, Zulma Garsparini, Hans Hagdorn, et al.) ANCIENT MARINE REPTILES.
Academic Press, San Diego, 1997, second printing. 
501 pp, large 8vo (9 3/16" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0121552101 B&w photographs, drawings, maps, etc. "Vertebrate evolution has led to the convergent appearance of many groups of originally terrestrial animal s that now live in the sea. Among these groups are familiar mammals like whales, dolphins, and seals. There are also reptilian lineages that have become sea creatures (like plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, thalattosaurs, and other). M o s t o f these marine reptiles, often wrongly called 'dinosaurs' are extinct. (This book) is devoted to these extinct groups of marine reptiles. These reptilian analogs represent useful models of the myriad adaptations that permit tetrapods t o li ve i n t he ocean. Key features: First book in more than 80 years devoted exclusively to fossil marine reptiles; Documents the most current research on extinct marine reptiles; Prepared by the world's most prominent experts in the field; W el l i llu str at ed. " P revious owner's small stamp on front pastedown, minor rubbing on glossy boards. Very Good+ 
Price: 77.50 USD
 
 
A GUIDE TO EASTERN CANADIAN MAMMALS., Cameron, Austin W.  Illustrations by John Crosby.
12 Cameron, Austin W. Illustrations by John Crosby. A GUIDE TO EASTERN CANADIAN MAMMALS.
National Museum of Canada / Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources, Ottawa, 1956. 
72 pp, 9" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w illustrations. "This paper has been written in the hope that it wil fill the need for a semi-popular treatment of the mammals known to occur, or believed to occur, in that part of Quebec which lies s outh and east of the St. Lawrence River, and in the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland (exclusive of Labrador)....The prime purpose of the paper....is to provide the amateur with simple descripti o n s o f t h e mammals (including whales, dolphins, etc.) so that he can identify them with a minimum of effort." Interior - minor browning to pages, minor curling at top corner of pages, staples are rusting, otherwise clean and tight with no ot he r ow n er sh i p ma rks. Exterior - a few soft wrinkles on covers, minor soiling, minor fading on spine, staples are rusting, small creases at top part of spine. Very Good- 
Price: 11.95 USD
 
 
PIGS I HAVE KNOWN., Carnegie, Sacha.  Illustrated by Anne Gordon.
13 Carnegie, Sacha. Illustrated by Anne Gordon. PIGS I HAVE KNOWN.
Peter Davies, London, 1958, first edition. 
254 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w drawings. "This is definitely not a text-book on the art of pig-keeping. True, Major Carnegie runs a pig-farm not far from Aberdeen which he has built up, starting from scratch, into a paying conc ern. His credentials are thus established. But his object in writing (this book) has quite clearly been not to instruct but to entertain, and he has uproariously succeeded. In the pages of this very funny, very realistic, intensely human t a l e o f endeavour, we are introduced to a wide variety of pleasant and less pleasant pigs and pleasant and less pleasant people. There are trials and tribulations in plenty - in such plenty, indeed, that one wonders how the author found time in t he l a st f e w years to write his admirable books. But the accent is always on the humorous side of even the most desperate crises; and the story, after all, is in its modest way a success story. At the beginning Major Carnegie knew nothing wha tso eve r abo ut pi gs except that they grunted, and sizzled nicely in the frying-pan; by the end he knows, and so do we, that there is a great deal between the grunt and the sizzle. Those who in childhood were beguiled by Beatrix Potter's 'Pig ling Bla nd' wi ll l ove th e book; pig-keepers, large and small scale, will find it edifying to a degree; and indeed its appeal extends to all who enjoy the realities of country life and country matters." Previous owner's name address on free fr ont e nd pa per, bo ok sl ight ly c ocked, minor edge wear, minor rubbing. Dust jacket has wear, chips, small tears, creases/wrinkling , light fading to spine, rubbing, surface paper loss and is price-clipped. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
14 Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D. ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS.
Portland Timber Press 2005 0881926116 / 9780881926118 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Errol D. Hooper Jr. 
328 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "(T)he authors look at the structure, development, genetics, and reproduction of plants, the most prominent actors in garden ecosystems. They describe other garden organisms, focusing on those with the most influential roles - insects, nematodes, and microorganisms - as well as garden denizens ranging from microscopic prions to elephants. (They) explore nutrient cycles, sunlight, air, water, and the soil - the physical environment within which garden organisms live and function - and they consider the ways plants function in their environment and form communities. They then examine the intricate interactions among garden-dwelling organisms, ranging from the harmful to the beneficial. Once this groundwork is laid, they introduce humans into the garden ecosystem and consider how gardeners can use ecological principles to wisely manage their garden ecosystems. Throughout the book, the authors cite hundreds of examples drawn from personal experience and from the gardening and ecological literature. It becomes clear that gardens - whether a group of potted plants on a patio, a few beds carved out of a lawn, or extensive plantings over several acres - are indeed connected to the natural world in endless and important ways." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny dents on spine and hinges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
15 Cazort, Mimi, edited and with introduction by. Foreword By Dr. Rene Pomerleau. (Henry Alexander Carmichael Jackson.) MR JACKSON'S MUSHROOMS.
Ottawa National Gallery of Canada 1979 088884364X / 9780888843647 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Henry Alexander Carmichael Jackson. 
161 pp, 13" H. "(T)he record of a Canadian naturalist and artist, Henry Jackson, elder brother of A.Y. Jackson. It is also his record of changes, both social and environmental, that took place in Montreal and the Quebec countryside during the Depression, the Second World War, and the period immediately following. It is finally a testament to the rich inner recources of a man who, with very little money and no formal education, celebrated the abundance and variety of the natural world around him. The forty-two full-colour plates, forty reproduced actual size, reveal Jackson's extraordinary eye for detail and total command of technique. His masterful colouring and delicacy of touch fully transcend the original documentary purposes of his works. The detailed notebooks carefully kept from 1927 to 1954 richly illustrate not only Jackson's genuine, almost escapist, love of nature, but also his deep affection for people, especially the countryfolk, among whom he lived and worked." Very small area of color loss on rear board cloth. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, one tiny dent on rear flap-fold, a few tiny edge tears. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
16 Clark, George H. and Fletcher, James. FARM WEEDS OF CANADA. SECOND EDITION, REVISED AND ENLARGED.
Ottawa Ministry of Agriculture 1923 Reprint of the Second Edition Hard Cover Good+ Norman Criddle. 
192 pp, 10 3/8" H. Gray cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering/decoration of front board. 76 colour plates (20 more than in the first edition) - collated. These plates are printed on textured stock with the versos blank. The first 71 show individual weeds in flower, with some also illustrating the root system and/or seeds - the final 5 plates give 100 examples of seeds. Contents: Preface; Introductory; What is a Weed?; Losse due to Weeds; How Weeds Spread; Classification of Weeds; Weed Seeds in the Soil; Control and Extermination of Weeds; General Princples; Summer Fallowing; Short Rotation Crops; Sheep Destroy Weeds; Seeding to Grass; Farm Implements to Destroy Weeds; Weed Seeds in Commercial Seeds and Feeding Stuffs; Grass Family; Sedge Family; Rush Family; Buckwheat Family; Spinach or Goosefoot Family; Pigweed Family; Pink Family; Purslane Family; Buttercup Family; Fumitory Family; Mustard Family; Caper Family; Orpine Family; Rose Family; Pea Family; Spurge Family; Mallow Family; St. John's-wort Family; Evening Primrose Family; Parsley Family; Milkweed Family; Morning Glory or Convolvulus Family; Borage Family; Vervain Family; Mint Family; Figwort Family; Ribwort or Plantain Family; Madder or Bedstraw Family; Sunflower Family; Explanation of Botanical Terms; Index. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to edges of text block, slight bump to top corner of boards, a few small brown stains and a rub mark on rear board 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER:  SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES., Climo, Shirley.
17 Climo, Shirley. SOMEONE SAW A SPIDER: SPIDER FACTS AND FOLKTALES.
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1985 0690044356 / 9780690044355 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Dirk Zimmer. 
133 pp, 9 1/4" H. Charming b&w illustrations throughout. "Spiders were spinning silk and weaving webs before mammals, before birds, even before insects appeared on earth. Early man scratched pictures of spiders on the walls of his cave, and from the ancient myth of Arachne to the present, spiders have been the subject of many a folktale and the object of many a superstition. In these pages are to be found tales from around the world - Japan, Africa, Portugal, Scotland, Russia, America - of spiders crafty and magical, foolish and kind. You will also find fascinating facts about how spiders live, as well as some of the beliefs that spiders have inspired." Dust jacket is price-clipped, has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor rubbing, a few wrinkles in laminate on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
18 Cobb, J.H. Preface by Felix Pascalis, M.D. A MANUAL CONTAINING INFORMATION RESPECTING THE GROWTH OF THE MULBERRY TREE, WITH SUITABLE DIRECTIONS FOR THE CULTURE OF SILK. IN THREE PARTS.
Boston Carter, Hendee and Co. 1833 New Edition Hard Cover Good 
98 pp, 7 3/16" H. Brown cloth spine, paper covered boards. Three plates - the frontispiece is a hand-coloured illustration of mulberry leaves, labeled Plate II. Plate I, facing page 45, is a hand-coloured depiction of the life cycle of the silkworm. Plate III, facing page 87, gives diagrams of three silk reels in b&w. Contents: Introduction; Advertisement to this Edition; Preface; Part I: Culture of the Mulberry Tree; Part II: On Rearing Silk Worms; Part III: Reeling and Manufacturing Silk; Appendix: Short Historical Account of the Efforts of Silk Culture in this country; Letter: From Peter S. Du Ponceau to the Hon. Andrew Stevenson, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States. From the title page: "Published by direction of his Excellency Gov. Lincoln, agreeably to a resolve of the Commonwealth." Moderate edge wear, browning and soiling from handling on boards; waviness and browning to edges of text block; browning to endpapers ans illustration pages; waviness to pages, scattered foxing mostly on endpapers. tiny area of color loss on frontispiece illustration - offset on adjacent title page near gutter. Book protected in a stiff clear mylar cover. 
Price: 125.00 USD
 
 
FERNS OF THE OTTAWA DISTRICT., Cody, W.J.
19 Cody, W.J. FERNS OF THE OTTAWA DISTRICT.
Canada Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, 1956. 
94 pp, 8vo (8 1/8" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs, maps, diagram. "The ferns of the Ottawa District have been under study for over 75 years. Several lists of species found in the District have been prepared but no flora with keys and descriptions has ever been published. An attempt is made here to bring together the known information on the ferns of this region and to provide a means by which interested perso n s m a y b e c ome familiar with them. For the purposes of this manual the Ottawa District is defined as the circular area surrounding the City of Ottawa, Ontario, and having a radius of 30 miles. Although the area under consideration is limite d, t h e in fo r ma ti on is applicable toa much wider area of Ontario and Quebec..." Interior - minor foxing on endpapers, light staining in top margin of pages 49 to 54, and at top of free front endpaper. Exterior - browning and light staining to to p of te xtb lo ck, mi nor soiling to boards, light edge wear, tiny bump at corners. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS:  A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS., Cokinos, Christopher.
20 Cokinos, Christopher. HOPE IS THE THING WITH FEATHERS: A PERSONAL CHRONICLE OF VANISHED BIRDS.
New York Jeremy P. Tarcher / Putnam 2000 1585420069 / 9781585420063 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
359 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "There was a time when massive flocks of Passenger Pigeons blotted out the sun, and bright green Carolina Parakeets were so numerous that they looked, according to an early American pioneer, 'like an atmosphere of gems.' But these birds - as well as the Labrador Duck, the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, the Heath Hen, and the Great Auk - now live only as tantalizing but hazy legends. Driven by a desire to understand how and why this came to be, (the author) embarked on ten years of extraordinary detective work. Traveling from Bird Rock in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Louisiana's tangled bayous in search of those who stalked these birds and those who tried to save them, he discovered strange stories and glorious quests, tales of scientific heroism and political stupidity, of inconceivable apathy and equally astonishing personal devotion. A compelling blend of science, history, politics, and memoir, (this) is a richly detailed and ultimately uplifting narrative of dedication, discovery, and wonder." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkle at top of rear panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
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CARIBOU AND THE BARREN-LANDS., Calef, George.  Foreword by David Brower.
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Calef, George. Foreword by David Brower.
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PEREGRINE FALCONS., Savage, Candace.  Foreword by Adrian Forsyth.
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BIRDS OF THE WEST JAMES BAY AND SOUTHERN HUDSON BAY COASTS.  NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CANADA BULLETIN NO. 125., Manning, T.H.
BIRDS OF THE WEST JAMES BAY AND SOUTHERN HUDSON BAY COASTS. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CANADA BULLETIN NO. 125.
Manning, T.H.
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