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ECOLOGY FOR GARDENERS., Carroll, Steven B. & Salt, Steven D.
1 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
 
 
VICTORIAN INDIA IN FOCUS: A SELECTION OF EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION IN THE INDIA OFFICE LIBRARY AND RECORDS., Desmond, Ray.
2 Desmond, Ray. VICTORIAN INDIA IN FOCUS: A SELECTION OF EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE COLLECTION IN THE INDIA OFFICE LIBRARY AND RECORDS.
London Her Majesty's Stationery Office 1982 0115802274 / 9780115802270 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
100 pp, oblong 8vo (8 7/8" H x 11" D) - simulated brown leather with gold lettering on spine and gold border on front board. B&w photographs. "Despite the primitive cameras and the cumbersome ancillary equipment early photographers had to use, not to mention the formidable technical problems peculiar to photography in the tropics, much of what has survived of nineteenth-century photography in India is of an exceptionally high standard, comparable with the best of European photography of the same period. The dramatically varied landscapes, the contrasts of opulence and poverty, and the complexity of India's racial and cultural heritage were all potent stimuli to professional and amateur alike. (The author) has selected a magnificent album of photographs (from the India Office Library and Records) illustrating people, places and events in such a way as to convey the quality of life in Victorian India. His authoritative text and captions trace the early progress of photography in the sub-continent and place the photographs, many published now for the first time, in their social and historical context." Several very small glue marks on front pastedown, minor waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, very light edge wrinkling, two tiny edge tears with crease, four light 2" line indentations on front panel. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
3 Floethe, Louise Lee. IF I WERE CAPTAIN.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Richard Floethe. 
Unpaginated, 10" H. A [R] on copyright page. Light blue boards, with dark blue decoration on front/rear, dark blue lettering on spine. "In this charming picture book a boy sits day dreaming of all the things he would do if he were captain of the old sailing ship over the fireplace. In his imagination he goes, like Columbus, to lands unknown and far away, seeing these places as a boy might think of them. Jewels of India - camels of Arabia - Indians on a nameless island - it is all a thoroughly childlike dream of adventure. The reader may go with him, quite rapidly, and then go back to see all the fascinating details in the pictures." Gift inscription of front free endpaper, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket is clipped at top of front flap, light edge wear and one or two tiny chips and small tear, small label glue residue on front panel, very light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, faint water stain at bottom edge near spine - shows mostly on inside surface. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS., Gibbings, Robert.
4 Gibbings, Robert. COCONUT ISLAND OR THE ADVENTURES OF TWO CHILDREN IN THE SOUTH SEAS.
J.M. Dent & Sons, Letchworth, 1953, reprint (second impression of the revised text). 
245 pp, 7 3/8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, approx. 80 b&w woodblock prints by Robert Gibbings. "Patrick and Penelope set sail with their artist uncle on a cargo vessel bound for Jamaica and Panama, on their way to Tahiti. Their u ncle is on the look-out for a scientist friend of his, who is studying fish somewhere in those parts. On arrival in Tahiti he finds that his friend is on a small island some three days' sail from there, so they all embark again, this time i n a s c h o oner, in hopes of reaching him. But a storm blows up. The skipper decides to put his unusual passengers ashore on the south end of the island before the gale increases, and Uncle John starts to row through a gap in the reef in one of t h e s hi p' s bo ats. 'Great waves were surging through the pass....the receding current caught the boat and carried it as though it had been a cork....then, a moment's horror - over and over and over....' The children are washed up on the b eac h, an d ca n s ee no tr ace of their uncle. Patrick and Penelope have to lead the life of real castaways, befriended by a native who discovers them, and who initiates them into the art of catching coconut crabs, pearl diving, building a hous e, and al l m an er of t hin gs gene rally necessary to salvation on a 'desert island' in the tropics...." Faint waterstains on top of textblock, heavy color fading to top half of fore-edge of both boards - due to dampness, slight fadind at botto m e dge o f fr ont boa rd, ligh t to mo derat e edge rubbing, light wrinling at top/bottom of spine, minor foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is clipped at both corners of front flap; partial old label on front flap; chips and tea rs ( some w ith c reas es) at t op/bot tom o f sp ine an d flap-folds; light to moderate edge wear; light browning, moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and top edge of flaps; small watermarks on spine; a few dye marks on inside top edge. Good-/F air 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CRUISING IN TROPICAL WATERS AND CORAL., Lucas, Alan.
5 Lucas, Alan. CRUISING IN TROPICAL WATERS AND CORAL.
International Marine, Camden, Maine, 1987. 
228 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover (glazed pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. ISBN 0877429545 B&w photographs, maps, drawings, diagrams. "The bulk of the world's cruising fleet emanates from non-coral areas and carries out most of its crui sing within coral waters. There is therefore a positive need to understand the realities: the seasons of trade winds; the behaviour of destructive winds; the special foods to be found in the tropics; the dangers of coral waters and the spe c i a l p r o b lems of navigating and anchoring there. Cruising in coral is different. Not terrifyingly so, as some sailing authors might have you believe, but different enough to warrant a general overhaul of nautical attitudes and practices as w el l as ga in in g general knowledge pertinent to that environment." Contents: Introduction; The Coral Reef; The Best Boat in Coral; Navigating in Coral Waters; Anchoring in Coral; Trade Winds; Destructive Winds; Wet Season Layover; Tropical M ain ten an ce; Sta yin g H ea lthy; Swimming and Diving; Fishing; Preparing Fish for Cooking; Cooking Ashore; Preserving Food without Refrigeration; Tropical Fruits and Vegetables; The Coconut; Emergency Repairs and Salvage; Survival; Survival Navi gati on; Cor al C o mmun itie s; I nde x. Tiny bump at top/bottom of spine, light rubbing to glossy boards, light scuff line down rear board. Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLUEBERG., Taylor, Geoff.  Illustrated by D.G. Valentine.
6 Taylor, Geoff. Illustrated by D.G. Valentine. BLUEBERG.
Heinemann, London, 1960, first edition. 
93 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "The gay story of a young iceberg who was born in the Antarctic Ocean and travelled further north than any iceberg had ever been before. With his friend Blowhard the Whale he made an adventurous journey towards the Equator. The water grew warmer and Blueberg grew smaller but his curiosity led him on until, when at last he was playing round the shores of a tropical island, he was in danger of melting away altoge ther. A very small Blueberg was saved just in time and in a rather uncomfortable manner...." Tiny slight bump to three corners, two tiny dints on front board near hinge, light wear to bottom of boards and a tiny dint to bottom of rear bo a r d . D u s t jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny chips at top/bottom of flap-folds and at top of spine, slight fading to spine, light rubbing/soiling to rear panel and some edges, large corner crease on rear flap, 1" closed tear with cre as es , li g ht w at er stain at bottom of spine/hinges area, three tiny dints on front panel near hinge, very small light stain on inside of spine. VG/G 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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