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THE SONORAN DESERT., Bowden, Charles.  Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga.
1 Bowden, Charles. Photographs by Jack W. Dykinga. THE SONORAN DESERT.
Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1997. 
167 pp, oblong small 4to (10 1/2" H x 10 7/8" D), soft cover. ISBN 0810926695 Profusely illustrated with color photographs. "The Sonoran Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico sizzles in the sun. Daytime temperatures common ly soar above 120F. The parched, mineral earth gets less than three inches of rainfall a year on average; some years, none at all. Yet this is one of the most fascinating and beautiful places in North America. A large variety of plants - cr e o s o t e bush, the fabled boojum, and numerous other cacti and succulents - flourish here, as do a wealth of birds, insects, and small mammals. Man is an uneasy resident, and, although modern cities such as Phoenix and Tucson survive on its fri ng es , th e na tural heart of the desert still rejects all but the most intrepid sojourners. Two who know this desert well are (the author and photographer of this book). Interwoven together, the personal visions of these two remarkable observers ev oke t he So nor an Desert with extraordinary power. We may or may not wish to be in the desert as they have been, but in these pages we will come as close as possible to being there." Price includes extra postage due to weight of book. Inter ior - cl ean an d t ight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor rubbing, a few tiny faint liquid marks on front cover, one light crease down spine, very minor corner wear. Very Good 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
2 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
 
 
3 Gosnell, R.E. THE YEAR BOOK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND MANUAL OF PROVINCIAL INFORMATION. 1903.
Victoria, B.C. Province of British Columbia 1903 Hard Cover Very Good 
394 pp, 9" H. B&w photographs, tables. Contents: Introduction; Physical Characteristics (Geology of British Columbia / Rivers and Lakes / Political Divisions / A Coast Trip / Climate); Agriculture ( Upper Mainland / Lower Mainland / Vancouver Island and Adjacent Islands / General Conditions / Fruit-growing in Okanagan / Poultry-raising in B.C. / Hog-raising / Sheep-raising / Cattle-raising / Dairying / Fruit-growing / General Farming / Dominion Census Returns / Land Returns / Prices, Current Market, Etc. / Laws Affecting Agriculture); Mining in British Columbia (Mining Statistics / Coal and Coke Production / Placer and Hydraulic Mining / Mining by Districts / Coal Mining / Iron Ores in B.C. / Coal and Coke Supply / Synopsis of Mining Laws / Gold Commissioners and Mining Recorders); The Fisheries ; Forest Wealth (Legislation Affecting Manufacture of Pulp / Timber Statistics / Timber on Dominion Lands); Educational; Provincial Health Laws; Taxation and Assessment; Municipal; Our Indians; Towns and Cities; Census of British Columbia; Railway Enterprise; Game of British Columbia; Labour and Wages; Political Information; Trade and Navigational Statistics. Slight bump to top corner of both boards, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light browning to edges of text block, very small shallow bump on rear board, very small area of surface paper loss at top of page 235, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS., Henshaw, Julia W.
4 Henshaw, Julia W. WILD FLOWERS OF THE NORTH AMERICAN MOUNTAINS.
New York Robert M. McBride 1915 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
383 pp, 8 3/8" H. Reddish brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering & black/red/gold illustration on front board. 16 colour plates (including frontispiece and one plate with two examples), 64 b&w plates - all present. Contents: General Key to the Families; Ferns and Fern Allies; Trees; Reeds, Grasses, Sedges and Rushes; White to Green and Brown Flowers; Pink to Red Flowers; Blue to Purple Flowers; Yellow to Orange Flowers; Glossary; Index to Scientific Names; Index to English Names. In spring, "the snow-crowned mountains rule over an enchanting land of foliage, ferns and fungi, and the alpine meadows are ablaze with bright-hued flowers that grow luxuriantly beneath the broad blue tent of the sky. From the mountains of the Yukon and Alaska to the hills of Nova Scotia and New England, in the Rockies, the Selkirks and the mountain ranges of Montana, Dakota, Washington, Oregon, California and the other States, you will find that the same miracle has been wrought. On the lower levels white-flowered scarlet-fruited shrubs mingle with the Wintergreens, Larkspurs, Violets and Columbines; flaming Indian Paint Brushes, Gentians, Queen-cups and purple Vetches cover many a slope ---." Old repair to inside front hinge - gluing of split in paper, 1917 school presentation notation in ink on free front endpaper, a 1" tear archivally taped at top of title page, some slight separation between some page gatherings but holding firmly, light toning to pages, moderate browning to edges of text block, light to moderate edge wear to baords, light rubbing to illustration on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three small scuffs/dents on rear hinge with some loss of cloth, tiny dent on fore-edge of both boards. Book is protected in a rubbed stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
FIFTY YEARS AND MORE OF SPORT IN SCOTLAND: DEERSTALKING, SALMON FISHING, GROUSE SHOOTING AND OTHER PLEASANT MEMORIES, 1880-1932.  Bound with: THE RED DEER OF LANGWELL AND BRAEMORE, 1880-1932 / WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE FLORA OF CAITHNESS., Portland, Duke of.  With Robert Moyes Adam and John R. Kennedy.  Introduction by Lady Ottoline Morrell.
5 Portland, Duke of. With Robert Moyes Adam and John R. Kennedy. Introduction by Lady Ottoline Morrell. FIFTY YEARS AND MORE OF SPORT IN SCOTLAND: DEERSTALKING, SALMON FISHING, GROUSE SHOOTING AND OTHER PLEASANT MEMORIES, 1880-1932. Bound with: THE RED DEER OF LANGWELL AND BRAEMORE, 1880-1932 / WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE FLORA OF CAITHNESS.
London Faber and Faber 1933 First Editions. Hard Cover Good No Jacket W. Eglinton, R.I., R.C.A., colour plates. Signed by Author
Two books bound in one, both first editions, 10 1/2" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and monogram on spine and front cover, top edge gilt - similar binding to the separately bound editions, but without the publisher name at bottom of spine. Signed in pencil on front free endpaper: "From / Portland / August 11 36". "Fifty Years and More of Sport in Scotland", 174 pp, is the Faber and Faber first edition of 1933 and "The Red Deer of Langwell and Braemore", 190 pp, is the Blackie & Son first edition of 1935. Illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, two fold-out maps, and five tipped-in colour plates by W. Egglinton (all illustrations are present). "Fifty Years" contents: Preface; Introduction; The Caithness Estates; Deerstalking; Stalkers; Salmon Fishing - The Garry - The Tay - The Helmsdale; Grouse; Hawking; Wild Life in Caithness; Travel: Then and Now; Odds and Ends; Appendixes: Owners of Langwell and Braemore; Tables of Royals, Salmon and Grouse Killed; Langwell Forest During the Great War; Notes on Caithness Birds, by John R. Kennedy, B.M.; The Eagle's Nest on Smean Rock, 1933; Index. "The Red Deer" contents: Stags Illustrated and Described; Oddities; Supplementary; The Flora of Caithness: A Brief Account, by Robert M. Adam, F.L.S.; The Mosses of Caithness. "Fifty Years and More of Sport in Scotland" has light browning to pages and fore-edge/bottom edge of text block. "The Red Deer" has light toning in page margins and on fore-edge/bottom of text block. Some light rubbing to top of text block, light rubbing and some light colour variation on boards, browning/darkening to spine and edges of boards, several small scuffs with colour loss on rear board, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small slight bump at corners and at top edge of front board, small areas of shelf soiling on bottom of text block. 
Price: 325.00 USD
 


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