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STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
1 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Previous owner's name, date, signature and place in unk on free front endpaper; minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrnkling, tiny dent on front hinge, light toning to edges of front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STORMS OF CONTROVERSY:  THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED., Campagna, Palmiro.
2 Campagna, Palmiro. STORMS OF CONTROVERSY: THE SECRET AVRO ARROW FILES REVEALED.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726497 / 9780773726499 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
228 pp, 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs. "(R)eveals there was much more to the scrubbing of the sophisticated Arrow than design flaws, cost overruns and obsolescence, the reasons given by federal government officials to justify their decision. Clearly, step-by-step, using never-before-released documents concerning the Arrow, Campagna details a political web of intrigue among the Tory government, the Canadian and American military, and the CIA." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
WE STAND ON GUARD:  POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE., Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers.  Foreword by Richard Rohmer.
3 Colombo, John Robert and Richardson, Michael, compilers. Foreword by Richard Rohmer. WE STAND ON GUARD: POEMS AND SONGS OF CANADIANS IN BATTLE.
Doubleday 1985 0385250029 / 9780385250023 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
210 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). "(A) comprehensive collection of songs, poems, and verses of Canadian in battle. Over three hundred years of martial experience are covered, from the early Indian battles through rebellions and insurrections to the two World Wars." Chapters headings: Indian Battles; The English and the French; The American Invasion; The War of 1812; The Massacre of Seven Oaks; The Rebellion of 1837; The Fenian Raids; The Mounted Police; The Riel Rebellions; The Nile Expedition; The Boer War; The First World War; The Spanish Civil War; The Second World War; The Korean War; Peacekeeping and Protest; Future Battles. "Many of the contributors are poets as well known as Earle Birney, Robert W. Service, Major Charles G.D. Roberts, Al Purdy, Alden Nowlan, and Raymond Souster; others are soldier-poets unknown to literary history who put into words the meaning of heroism and human suffering." Large gift inscription on front pastedown, soft corner crease on page v, book slightly cracked at page 112/113, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing, slight fading to spine color. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
4 Cox, Randall T. BIRDER'S DICTIONARY.
Helena, Montana Falcon 1996 1560444231 / 9781560444237 Soft Cover Very Good Todd Telander. 
186 pp, 7 3/4" H. B&w drawings. "A one-of-a-kind reference for birders and outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes, (this) is your most convenient source for biological, anatomical, physiological, behavioral, and taxonomic information about birds. Its small size makes it ideal for the window ledge, glove compartment, backpack, or library. Colloquial as well as technical terms are presented in an easy-to-read format. And the text is complemented by line drawings of avian anatomy. Appendices list North American and world bird orders in several formats. Perfect for the novice or experienced birder, the student, the researcher, the artist, or the photographer." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edgewear, light rubbing, small soft crease to bottom corners of covers, slight scuff to fore edge of textblock, spine flat and uncreased. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE ARROW., Dow, James.
5 Dow, James. THE ARROW.
Toronto James Lorimer 1997 1550285548 / 9781550285543 Soft Cover Fine 
166 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs. "Here is the fascinating story of the rise and fall of the Arrow, the legendary interceptor jet aircraft developed by A.V. Roe Canada in the fifties. The Arrow was an unprecedented success story for Canada's fledgling aviation industry. It was conceived by its builders as the culmination of an impressive string of world firsts. Faster than any previous aircraft, it represented the leading edge of technology and an achievement of the highest calibre. Then came the dramatic decision whose rationale was not made public at the time and which remains hard to fathom even today. The Diefenbaker government cancelled the Arrow, and everything was destroyed, including the planes themselves. Nothing was to remain. Working from official documents, archives, interviews and a wide range of unofficial sources, James Dow presents the authoritative story of A.V. Roe Canada and its projects. He describes how the Arrow was developed and why it was killed. Dow takes us behind the scenes to the real dynamics and rivalries which were a part of the Arrow from the beginning and which explain its fate. This edition of the definitive books on the subject has been updated with a new introduction." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ARROW., Dow, James.
6 Dow, James. THE ARROW.
Toronto James Lorimer 1979 0888622811 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
160 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. "The Arrow (supersonic fighter) appeared on Avro's drawing boards in 1952 and was in the air by 1958. Test flights were a great success, and five aircraft had flown by 1959. Then came the dramatic decision whose rationale was not made public at the time, and which even now seems obscure. The Arrow was cancelled, and everything to do with it, including the planes that had already flown, was broken into scrap. Nothing was to remain. To tell the story of the Arrow, James Dow explores the impressive experience of Canada's aircraft industry, created from virtually nothing during the Second World War by C.D. Howe and recruits from the business world. Avro was put together when the government aircraft companies were sold off at the war's end. Avro's first postwar project was the Jetliner, conceived in 1945 for Air Canada (then TCA). It was very nearly the world's first passenger jet, and was first in the air in August 1949 only days behind Britain's Comet. Avro's military experience came with the CF-100 Canuck fighter, which flew first in 1951. There was even an experimental flying saucer, built for the U.S. armed forces. The Arrow was to be the culmination of this experience and this success." Previous owner's place, date and signature in ink on front free endpaper; some light toning to endpapers and to edges of text block, very tiny bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate rubbing, several small tears with creases at top edge, light edge wear, one small edge chip, protectedin a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
AIR WAR - DESERT STORM.  SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6121., Drendel, Lou.
7 Drendel, Lou. AIR WAR - DESERT STORM. SQUADRON/SIGNAL 6121.
Carrollton, TX Squadron/Signal 1991 0897472608 / 9780897472609 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good + 
64 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. A pictorial overview of the aircraft (including helicopters), their markings, nose art and their crews, during Operation Desert Storm. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft crease at bottom corner of both covers. 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
 
8 Drendel, Lou. F-16 FIGHTING FALCON IN ACTION. AIRCRAFT NO. 53.
Squadron/Signal, Carrollton, Texas, 1982. 
50 pp, oblong (8 1/4" H x 11" D) soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0897471334 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, profiles, 2 page centre spread of colour illustrations. Contents: Introduction; YF-16 Prototype; Wheel Door Pyl on for AIM 7 Missiles; Development; F-16A; F-16B; F-16/101; F-16XL/ "Flying the F-16"; Flying in the F-16; F-16-79; Weapons. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light rubbing and minor soiling on rear c o v e r , l i g ht wear on spine. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
9 Drendel, Lou. VIPER F-16. SQUADRON/SIGNAL MODERN MILITARY AIRCRAFT SERIES.
Carrollton, Texas Squadron/Signal 1992 0897472810 / 9780897472814 Stapled in Wraps Very Good Color illustrations by Lou Drendel. 1/72 scale illustrations by Tom Tullis. 
64 pp, 11" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, 8 pages of color profiles, photos, nose art, etc., 2 fold-out specification sheets. Contents: Foreword, Introduction; F-16 Almanac; Capt Phil Ruhlman; Maj Bobby Armour. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
FLYPAST.  NO. 105.  APRIL 1990.  (FLY PAST.), Ellis, Ken, ed. (Hans-Heiri Stapfer, Ian Grace, Geoffrey P. Jones, Roy Humphreys, Steve Bond, Alan Smith, Don Middleton.)
10 Ellis, Ken, ed. (Hans-Heiri Stapfer, Ian Grace, Geoffrey P. Jones, Roy Humphreys, Steve Bond, Alan Smith, Don Middleton.) FLYPAST. NO. 105. APRIL 1990. (FLY PAST.)
Key, Samford, Lincs., 1990. 
78 pp, 11 11/16" H, soft cover (magazine format - stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Contents: Latin American Meteors (Gloster Meteors in Argentina and Brazil); Red Luftwaffe (Axis aircraft in Soviet hands); G raceful de Havillands (Chilbolton workshop); Electra-flying (Lockheed L.188); Lend-Lease Training (Empire Air Training Scheme in USA); Norseman (Noorduyn bushplane); Channel Avengers (Navy on Battle of Britain station); News (Brooklands ga i n s V i s c o u nt....); RAF in the 1950s (V-Force); FotoPost (Stearman at Falcon Field); Airfield (Lincolnshire Heritage Trail); Type Report (Chipmunks, Dakotas, Pilatus P.2s); Go Racing! (Paris-Malaysia thrash); Preservation Project (Spitfire s pe ci al i st s Tr en t Ae ro); Originators (early airliners), etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing and date stamp on rea r c ove r, mi nor b row nin g to edges of textblock. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE RIGANTE SERIES.  FIRST 3 VOLUMES.  1. SWORD IN THE STORM.  2. MIDNIGHT FALCON.  3. RAVENHEART.  3 BOOKS IN TOTAL., Gemmell, David A.
11 Gemmell, David A. THE RIGANTE SERIES. FIRST 3 VOLUMES. 1. SWORD IN THE STORM. 2. MIDNIGHT FALCON. 3. RAVENHEART. 3 BOOKS IN TOTAL.
London Corgi Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good+ Cover art by John Howe (v.1) and John Bolton (v.3). 
First three volumes of the 'Rigante' series - 7" H. 1. Sword in the Storm - 478 pp, 1999, ISBN 0552142565. "Deep in the green mountain lands of the Rigante lies the settlement of Three Streams, whose people worship the gods of Air and Water, and the spirits of the Earth. Among them lives a boy whose destiny is written in starlight. He in Connavar, the Demonblade, born in a storm that doomed his father. A man with the making of greatness will always have enemies and from the start of this epic chronicle it is prophesied that the Armies of Stone will one day cross the water - and that their coming will be like an avalanche. Here the strangest forces, wise and evil, play their allotted part - from the Ghost General and the malignant Morrigu to the Woods whose magic harks back to a world before the coming of Man." 2. Midnight Falcon - 528 pp + preview of new 'Waylander' novel, 2000, ISBN 0552142573. "An epic story begins with a young man's avowal: 'Tell him that one day I shall cut his vile heart out.' The speaker is Bane the Bastard, a Wolfshead living outside the law. Born of treachery, his name a curse, he grew up among the warriors of the Rigante. They valued his skills in war, but they feared the violence in his heart. Seventeen years after his birth, self-exile takes Bane to a rats' nest: the Great City of Stone. Here, where gladiators kill for a living, the Crimson Priests have created a reign of terror by breeding enough malice and hatred to last a hundred lifetimes. Yet here, too, the beleagured Tree Cultists, led by the mysterious Veiled Lady, endeavour to practise their philosophy of love. By now seeking the ultimate vengeance, Bane the Bastard prepares to join battle to destroy the Myth of Stone. The days of blood are drawing near, and this son of an undefeated warrior king - Connovar, the fabled Demonblane - must fight to save his world." 3. Ravenheart - 507 pp, 2002, ISBN 0552146757. "It is eight hundred years since the legendary King Connavar defeated the army of Stone. The Rigante are now a conquered people, living under the iron rule of the Varlish, their customs despised, their culture all but destroyed. One woman remains who follows the ancient paths once trod by the Rigante. She is the Wyrd of Wishing Tree Wood, and she alone knows the nature of the evil soon to be unleashed on a doomed world. In a perilous land, her hopes are pinned on two men: Jaim Grymauch, the giant Rigante fighter, a man haunted by his failure to save the friend he loved from betrayal, and Kaelin Ring, a youth whose deadly talents will earn his the enmity of all Varlish. One will become the Ravenheart, an outlaw leader whose daring exploits will inspire the Rigante. The other will forge a legend and light the fires of rebellion." Interiors - vol. 3 has large stamp from bookstore on first page, vols. have very light to light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no ownership marks. Exteriors - minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
FEW SURVIVED: A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF SUBMARINE ACCIDENTS AND DISASTERS., Gray, Edwyn.
12 Gray, Edwyn. FEW SURVIVED: A COMPREHENSIVE SURVEY OF SUBMARINE ACCIDENTS AND DISASTERS.
Leo Cooper, London, 1986. 
260 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 043618740X B&w photographs, drawings. "This is the first comprehensive account of every peacetime submarine disaster from 1774 to the present day. It is, however, very far from being just a list of what sunk, where, when and why, for the author examines most of the important sinkings in considerable detail, analysing what went wrong and describing the attempts made at rescuing the crew and/or the vessel. In this way he traces t he development of the submarine from the earliest experimental submersibles of the late eighteenth century down to the nuclear-powered monsters of today, describing in parallel the developments of underwater rescue operations and survival tec h n i q u e s ....The appendices include the most comprehensive and accurate list of submarine disasters ever printed, updated to June 1985, in the compilation of which the author has had the co-operation of the US, French, Italian, Danish and Japan es e Na vi es , as well as that of the RN Submarine Museum and the German 'U-Boot Archiv'." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, small area of laminate loss at bottom of front pan el . Ver y G oo d+/ Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE., Hickey, Joseph J., ed.  (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e
13 Hickey, Joseph J., ed. (Daniel Anderson, Clayton White, Frank Beebe, Morlan Nelson, James Enderson, Richard Banks, Richard Fyfe, Joseph Hagar, James Rice, Horst Schroder, Jean-Francois Terrasse, Hans Herren, Ian Prestt, Tom Cade, Walter Spofford, e PEREGRINE FALCON POPULATIONS: THEIR BIOLOGY AND DECLINE.
University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, 1969. 
596 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w tables, graphs, maps, photographs. "(D)escribes a contemporary ecological disaster and the search to explain it. Its extensive analysis offers, on the one hand, an unusual landmark in p opulation biology and, on the other, perhaps the requiem of a species. Once the prized favorite of medieval falconers, the cosmopolitan peregrine falcon was, until quite recently, a remarkably successful example of avian evolution. By the earl y 1 9 60's, however, peregrine populations were catastrophically declining on two continents. Other raptors were mysteriously and rapidly decreasing too. In an effort to establish the cause or causes of these unprecedented events, an internationa l c on fe rence of scientists, naturalists, and conservationists was convened at the University of Wisconsin in 1965. (This book) summarizes the proceedings of this conference and the enormous pool of unpublished population data that these investig at or s b rou ght together. (It) examines a wide variety of adverse factors - diseases, parasites, and human harassment - and reaches the conclusion that the concentration of chlorinated hydrocarbons by bird- and fish-eating raptors is the only hyp oth esi s th at c an adequately explain the simultaneous populations failures of so many species on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A concluding chapter in the book briefly describes the research gaps that ecologists promptly closed after the con clus ion of th e con ference: insecticides were found in high levels in surviving peregrines in Alaska and the Canadian Arctic. A dramatic change in eggshell thickness was found to have overtaken various species of raptors in Britain, California, a nd Ma ssac husett s in 1 947. And chlorinated hydrocarbon residue levels in eggs were shown to be inversely correlated with eggshell thickness. The increasing production of persisting insecticides now appers to be a threat to the world's biota on a much wide r scale than t he one described in this book. The arguments and the data here presented will be of great interest to scientists, conservationists, naturalists, and laymen concerned with the pollution of our environment and with the su btle de layed effects that mod ern chemicals have on our wildlife resources." Previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, bottom edge and fore-edge of text block, slight shelf soiling on bottom of text block, two small areas of light soilin g on top of te xt block , light e dge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling/wear, several small closed tears - some with creases, a few tiny chips, light soiling and rubbing, small closed puncture on re ar hinge - archi vally tap ed. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
THE FALCON BOW:  AN ARCTIC LEGEND., Houston, James.
14 Houston, James. THE FALCON BOW: AN ARCTIC LEGEND.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1986, first edition. 
96 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771042523 Beautifully illustrated throughout in b&w by the author. "Kungo's people - the Inuit on the coast in the Far North - are starving because the summer run of fish has failed them and the caribou herds have not returned. A hot-headed young Inuit hunter accuses the inland Indians of deliberately setting fires to prevent the caribou migration. Kungo journeys inland with the falcon bow and discovers the truth of the car i b o u ' s d i s appearance. The Indians are also starving, he finds. It is up to Kungo to prevent a bloody feud from breaking out between these neighboring peoples. With the help of his sister, Shulu, Kungo is able to explain to the Indians wh y th e fi sh h a ve n ot come up the river and to convince them that the Inuit, as well, have no food. In a dramatic and moving conclusion, Kungo and his sister manage to bring about a new understanding between the Inuit and Indians that results i n l as tin g p eac e. " Ver y s light bowing to boards, minor fading to top edge of boards. Very Good+/Near Fine 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
A GALLERY OF HEROES & HEROINES., Johnston, Harry, Sir.
15 Johnston, Harry, Sir. A GALLERY OF HEROES & HEROINES.
London Wells Gardner, Darton 1915 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Joseph Simpson. 
140 pp, 10 7/8" H. The text is printed on, and the colour portraits are affixed to, light grey stock. Contents: Francis Drake; Walter Raleigh; James Wolfe of Quebec; Captain James Cook; Nelson of the Nile; Arthur Wellesley, First Duke of Wellington; Elizabeth Fry; Havelock of Lakhnau; David Livingstone of Central Africa; Florence Nightingale; General Gordon; Robert Falcon Scott of the Antarctic. Very light browning on free endpapers, small gift inscription on front free endpaper, slight bump/light wear at corners of boards, light to moderate edge rubbing on boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing to boards, light soiling and small scuff on rear board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE TERRIBLE HOURS: THE MAN BEHIND THE GREATEST SUBMARINE RESCUE IN HISTORY., Maas, Peter.
16 Maas, Peter. THE TERRIBLE HOURS: THE MAN BEHIND THE GREATEST SUBMARINE RESCUE IN HISTORY.
HarperCollins, New York, 1999, 7th printing. 
259 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060194804 "On the eve of World War II, America's newest submarine plunged helplessly to the North Atlantic bottom during a test dive. Miraculously, thirty-three crew members survived. While their wives and girlfriends waited in nearly unbearable tension on shore, their ultimate fate would depend on one man. In this thrilling true narrative of terror, heroism and courage in the depths of a malevolent ocean, (the author) b r i n g s us in vivid detail a blow-by-blow account of the disaster and its uncertain outcome. The sub was the 'Squalus'. The man was a U.S. Navy officer, Charles 'Swede" Momsen, an extraordinary combination of visionary, scientist and man of a ct io n. Un ti l his advent, it was accepted that if a submarine went down, her crew was doomed. But Momsen, in the face of an indifferent, often sneering naval bureaucracy, battling red tape and disbelieving naysayers every step of the way, risk ed his ow n li fe ag ain and again against the unknown in his efforts to invent and pioneer every escape and rescue device, every deep-sea diving technique, to save an entombed crew. With the crippled, partially flooded 'Squalus' lost on the Nort h A tlan tic fl oor, Mo mse n faced his personal moment of truth: Could he actually pluck those men from a watery grave? Had all his work been in vain?" Remainder mark (dot) on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, min or r ubbin g. Nea r Fin e/Ne ar F ine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
1000 MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN COLOUR., Manning, Gerry.
17 Manning, Gerry. 1000 MILITARY AIRCRAFT IN COLOUR.
Shrewsbury Airlife 2001 1840371994 / 9781840371994 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
144 pp, 11 5/8" H. "(F)eatures 1,000 colour photographs of military aircraft of all types from around the world, with a mix of old and new. All the photographs are fully described with dates and aircraft types. The book will appeal to a wide range of aircraft enthusiasts internationally and also to aeroplane modellers. It contains a tremendous range of aircraft types that represent all countries through the years since colour photography has been available." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor edge wear. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
18 Owen, Russell. THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN.
London Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill 1941 Second Printing Hard Cover Good Fair Stephen J. Voorhies, maps. 
254 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers. B&w photographs, maps. "The search for a land greater than the United States and Mexico began centuries ago, but it was not until a little more than a hundred years ago that an American sealer, Nat Palmer, first glimpsed its mainland. After the fanatic fumblings of explorers like Quiros, the discoverer-priest, hard-headed men pushed farther and farther south to learn what lay in the land of mist and snow. Captain Cook sailed around the land without seeing it; Lieut. Charles Wilkes, an American, sailed along its coast for 1,500 miles. Capt. James Clark Ross, the famous Englishman, broke into the silent sea which bears his name and for the first time brought back some knowledge of this great continent, with its high barriers of ice, its lofty mountain ranges and a live volcano, its tremendous beauty. Since then men have been to the South Pole on foot and in airplanes, have lived on ships fast in the ice and on the ice itself. Here are found the names of Scott and Shackleton, of Charcot and Amundsen, of Byrd and Ellsworth. (This) is the story of the almost incredible hardships men overcame because they were driven to rip the veil from one of the most majestic and fabulous regions of the earth." Pencil erasure mark at top of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very soft crease down preliminary pages, previous owner's stamp at bottom of page 100 and on one rear page, erased pencilled number on free rear endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge wear. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creasing, old tape at top/bottom inside edge, light to moderate rubbing/soiling, afew very small chips and tears, light browning, date stamp on inside of rear flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PEREGRINE FALCONS., Savage, Candace.  Foreword by Adrian Forsyth.
19 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
 
 
HOT JETS: SUPERSONIC FIGHTERS OF USAF., Scutts, Jerry.
20 Scutts, Jerry. HOT JETS: SUPERSONIC FIGHTERS OF USAF.
Hamlyn, (London, 1989), first edition. 
80 pp, oblong (6 1/8" x 8 1/2") hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. ISBN 0600564355 Profusely illustrated with color photographs and drawings. Contents: Strike Fighter Requirement; 'A Very Low-Key Affair'; Enter the 'Vark; Improved Phantoms; Electric Jet; Combat in the 80s; US Fighter Inventory. Interior - faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
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