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Floods and High Water, 1936: Pennsylvania's Greatest Flood Disaster in Pictures

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Telegraph Press: 1936

Seller ID: 2265079

Condition: Very Good


Front wrapper creased, edges lightly rubbed. 1936 Soft Cover. Unpaginated. A collection of black-and-white photographs of the Pittsburgh flood of 1936. On March 17 and 18, 1936, the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania witnessed the worst flood in its history when flood levels peaked at 46 feet (14 m). This flood became known as The Great St. Patrick’s Day flood, and also affected other areas of the Mid-Atlantic on both sides of the Eastern Continental Divide. View more info

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The Serpents of Paradise: A Reader

By: Abbey, Edward; Macrae, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry, Holt and Company: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284473

ISBN: 0805031324

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 1995 Hard Cover. xii, 400. Collects the best and most inflammatory writings of the late naturalist, environmentalist, and libertarian, a former National Park ranger and the author of Desert Solitaire, The Journey Home, and other works. This book is different from any other Edward Abbey book. It includes essays, travel pieces and fictions to reveal Ed's life directly, in his own words. The selections gathered here are arranged chronologicall... View more info

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The Ninemile Wolves

By: Bass, Rick

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1913200

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Bright copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. 163 pp. Defiant and opionated, Rick Bass has written an inspired essay advocating wolf reintroduction and recolonization, in the context of one, small pack's fate. An environmental issue for all, philosophical for some and moral for Bass, the wolf and its return have polarized the whole of the West--igniting the passions of both cattle ranchers and environmentalists, wildlife biologists and hunters. The result of years o... View more info

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Forest and the Sea: A Look at the Economy of Nature and the Ecology of Man

By: Bates, Marston

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1960

Seller ID: 1293952

Condition: Good


Pages toned, small stain to page base & back cover. 1960 Mass Market Paperback. 276 pp. CONTENTS: The Study of Life; Landscapes-and Seascapes; The Living World; The Open Sea; The Coral Reef; Lakes and Rivers; The Rain Forest; Woodland, Savanna and Desert; The Units of Life; The Biological Community; The Natural History of Disease; Animal Behavior; Social Life Among the Animals; The Human Species; On Being Domesticated; Man's Place in Nature; Notes and Sources; Index. View more info

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The Arcturus Adventure: An Account of the New York Zoological Society's First Oceanographic Expedition, with 77 Illustrations from Colored Plates, Photographs and Maps

By: Beebe, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278347

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Rear board edge a bit soiled, front hinge beginning to weaken, ink gift note on front flyleaf, front and end matter and plates lightly foxed. 1926 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 439, [1] pp. 8vo. Original forest green cloth, blind-stamped borders, gilt titles. Color illustrated endpapers, color plates, black & white photographs, maps. Recounts the first oceanographic expedition of the New York Zoological society, an attempt to investigate the Sargasso... View more info

Image for The Writings of John Burroughs, with Portraits and Many Illustrations, in Fifteen [15] Volumes: Wake Robin; Winter Sunshine; Birds and Poets; Locusts and Wild Honey; Pepacton; Fresh Fields; Signs and Seasons; Indoor Studies; Riverby; Whitman; The Light of Day; Literary Values; Far and Near; Ways of Nature; Leaf and Tendril (Riverby Edition)

The Writings of John Burroughs, with Portraits and Many Illustrations, in Fifteen [15] Volumes: Wake Robin; Winter Sunshine; Birds and Poets; Locusts and Wild Honey; Pepacton; Fresh Fields; Signs and Seasons; Indoor Studies; Riverby; Whitman; The Light of Day; Literary Values; Far and Near; Ways of Nature; Leaf and Tendril (Riverby Edition)

By: Burroughs, John

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1908

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2268253

Condition: Very Good


Spine of final volume and boards of a few volumes soiled, bottom marginal corner of volume eleven pages lightly stained. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in fifteen volumes, though additional volumes were released subsequently -- at the time of publication in 1908, this set comprised Burroughs entire body of work. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. Each volume includes black & white frontispiece and seve... View more info

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Rainforests: An Activity Guide for Ages 6-9

By: Castaldo, Nancy F.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Chicago Review Press: 2003

Edition: 3rd Printing

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2272723

ISBN: 1556524765

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. Inscribed and signed by author on title page ('For Lance! Get wild about rainforests! Nancy F. Castaldo'). 2003 Large Softcover. x, 133, [1] pp. Provides facts and activities that explore tropical and temperate ancient forests, discusses how individuals can help preserve them, and describes well-known and unfamiliar creatures of the rain forest. View more info

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The Ocean World

By: Cousteau, Jacques

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Abradale Press / Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1985

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275931

ISBN: 0810980681

Condition: Near Fine


Reissue. 1985 Large Hardcover. 446 pp. Color photographs. Virtually an encyclopedia of the undersea world, this magnificent and comprehensive volume covers all aspects of life in the oceans. It is illustrated throughout with over 385 photographs, plus maps and diagrams. View more info

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Life and Death in a Coral Sea: The Undersea Discoveries of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

By: Cousteau, Jacques-Yves; Diole, Philippe

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2207360

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. A nice copy.A few scratches to jacket rear, half-inch tear to top edge of jacket rear, jacket flaps creased. 1971 Large Hardcover. 302 pp. With 122 photographs in full color. Jacques-Yves Cousteau name is synonymous with underwater exploration. As indeed it should be. In the middle of the Second World War, Cousteau solved a problem that had restricted humans to the ocean's surface - or to where a person could dive on one long breath - since the beginning. A... View more info

England's Glory: A Photographic Journey Through England's Threatened Landscapes

By: Davies, Gareth Huw

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing: 1987

Seller ID: 1642325

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1987 Large Hardcover. 168 pp. A photographic journey through England's threatened landscapes. View more info

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Dead Cities

By: Davis, Mike

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The New Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196997

ISBN: 1565847652

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2002 Hard Cover. viii, 432 pp. First edition. In his most brilliantly syncretic writing yet, radical urban theorist Mike Davis explores the combat zone that is contemporary urban America, a ceaseless battle waged both within cities and against nature. Using environmental science as his frame of understanding, Davis examines themes of urban life today -- white fight, deindustrialization, housing and job segregation and discrimination, and federal policy -- ... View more info

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Nature on the Rampage

By: De Blij, H.J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Smithsonian: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2192925

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Very light rubbing to rear jacket.Very Good. 1994 Large Hardcover. Photographs and other information on natural disasters. View more info

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

By: Diamond, Jared

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2200229

ISBN: 0393317552

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Sticker on back cover. 1999 Trade Paperback. 480 pp. In this artful, informative, and delightful (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to ... View more info

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The Green Reader: Essays Toward a Sustainable Society

By: Dobson, Andrew (Editor); Gancher, David (Foreword)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Mercury House: 1991

Seller ID: 1533719

ISBN: 1562790102

Condition: Very Good


1991 Trade Paperback. 280 pp. Green politicians and theoreticians argue that current, piecemeal responses to the environmental crisis now facing the world will not work. What is needed, they say, is a fundamental overhauling of the system and a new paradigm for viewing humankind's place in the world. This book is an attempt to form such a worldview by extracting selections from dozens of previously published books and essays. Excerpted are authors such as Kirkpatrick Sal... View more info

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The Everglades: River of Grass (Revised Edition)

By: Douglas, Marjory Stoneman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pineapple Press: 1988

Seller ID: 2263564

ISBN: 0910923388

Condition: Near Fine


A near fine copy in a very good jacket. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1988 Hard Cover. 448 pp. Chronological account of the social and natural history of one of America's most unique wild areas, concluding with a plea for action to prevent its destruction. View more info

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The Future of Ice: A Journey Into Cold

By: Ehrlich, Gretel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281690

ISBN: 037542251X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 200 pp. This book is written out of Gretel Ehrlich’s love for winter—for remote and cold places, and the ways in which winter frees our imagination and invigorates our feet, mind, and soul—and out of the fear that our “democracy of gratification” has irreparably altered the climate. In The Future of Ice, Ehrlich travels to extreme... View more info

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An Introduction to Pollen Analysis (A New Series of Plant Science Books Volume XII [12])

By: Erdtman, G. [Gunnar]; Wodehouse, Roger P.; Verdoorn, Frans

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chronica Botanica Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266467

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. A couple minor smudges on rear board, pages lightly toned, ink name on half-title page and title page. 1943 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 239, [1] pp. The first English translation of the work that took what was previously a subject of research in just a few countires and made it an internationally recognized field, and revolutionized Quaternary vegetation and climate change research. Illustrations, diagrams, and charts throughout. Oddly, the verso of the ... View more info

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Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South: Two Centuries of Catastrophe, Risk, and Resliience

By: Ermus, Cindy; Steinberg, Ted

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press: 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281636

ISBN: 080716710X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Review copy with slip laid in. A fine copy. 2018 Hard Cover. viii, 206 pp. Environmental disasters—including hurricanes, floods, oil spills, disease, and disappearing wetlands—trouble the Gulf South, an area of the United States that includes Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida. The contributors to Environmental Disaster in the Gulf South explore the threat, frequency, and management of this region’s disasters from the mid-nineteenth ... View more info

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Genesee Valley Hydrography and Drainage (Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science, Vol. 7, PP. 157-188)

By: Fairchild, Herman L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Rochester Academy of Science: 1935

Seller ID: 1526428

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1935 Stapled Binding. 31 pp. 10 x 6 3/8. CONTENTS: Introduction; Tertiary, preglacial drainage; Glacial interference; Hydrography of the Genesee Valley; Volume of the Underground Water; Quality of the Artesian Water; Utilization of the Underground Water; Summary - Economic; Bibliography. View more info

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Cenozoic Reef Biofacies: Tertiary Larger Foraminifera and Scleractinian Corals from Chiapas, Mexico

By: Frost, Stanley H.; Langenheim, Ralph L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press, De Kalb: 1974

Seller ID: 1889467

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original clear jacket and publisher's slipcase. Slipcase edges faded. 1974 Large Hardcover. xi, 388 pp. A well-illustrated fossil study of coral reefs in Mexico, with an extensive bibliography and index. View more info

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The Great Atomic Lake: Energy Policy, Security, and Nuclear Power on Lake Ontario

By: Gateley, Susan Peterson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Susan Peterson Gately: 2002

Seller ID: 1800927

Condition: Very Good


Very minor edge wear. 2002 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 94 pp. Scarce copy. Gateley examines energy policy, security and nuclear power on Lake Ontario. View more info

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Stung!: On Jellyfish Blooms and the Future of the Ocean

By: Gershwin, Lisa-ann

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2279905

ISBN: 022602010X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly rubbed. 2013 Hard Cover. Our oceans are becoming increasingly inhospitable to life—growing toxicity and rising temperatures coupled with overfishing have led many marine species to the brink of collapse. And yet there is one creature that is thriving in this seasick environment: the beautiful, dangerous, and now incredibly numerous jellyfish. As foremost jellyfish expert Lisa-ann Gershwin describes in Stung!, the jellyfish population bloom is hig... View more info

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Gorillas

By: Godwin, Sara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Friedman / Fairfax: 1994

Seller ID: 1919455

ISBN: 1567991041

Condition: Near Fine


Minimal wear to corners. 1994 Stapled Binding. 128 pp. From Gorilla myths spread by early explorers to modern-day research proving the gorilla's intelligence, Gorillas tells the story of our interactions with the gentlest of the great apes. The studies conducted by George Schaller and Dian Fossey have taught us much about the lives of gorillas in the wild. Gorillas explores their intriguing habits and social behavior as it takes you through a typical gorilla day and pres... View more info

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Marine Geology and Oceanography of the Arctic Seas

By: Herman, Yvonne (Editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1968086

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1974 Large Hardcover. ix, 397 pp. Bibliography and index follow text. A collection of scientific essays about the geology and oceanography of the Arctic seas, contributed by various authors. The fifteen chapters consider the oceanographic and topographic setting of the region. The past atmospheric circulatory patterns, the structure and evolution of the crust beneath the Arctic and surrounding seas, as well as the origin and mode of dispers... View more info

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Ecoviolence: Links Among Environment, Population and Society

By: Homer-Dixon, Thomas (Editor); Blitt, Jessica (Editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield: 1998

Seller ID: 2202014

ISBN: 0847688704

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed, sticker on back cover. 1998 Trade Paperback. 238 pp. Explores links between environmental scarcities of key renewable resources_such as cropland, fresh water, and forests_and violent rebellions, insurgencies, and ethnic clashes in developing countries. Detailed contemporary studies of civil violence in Chiapas, Gaza, South Africa, Pakistan, and Rwanda show how environmental scarcity has played a limited to significant role in causing social instability in... View more info

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A Fisheries Guide to Lakes and Ponds of Connecticut, Including the Connecticut River and Its Coves (Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Bulletin 35)

By: Jacobs, Robert P.; O'Donnell, Eileen B.; Parker, Edward C. (Preface)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection: 2002

Seller ID: 1833792

ISBN: 0942085124

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 2002 Hard Cover. xiv, 354 pp. Provides the latest information on 113 of the state's public lakes and ponds, and ten locations on the Connecticut River, to give the reader a greater understanding of fish populations and the environment upon which they depend for survival. Useful for the environmentally conscious fisherman as well as the serious ecologist. Topics covered include: aquatic vegetation; bathymetry (depth contour) maps; fish populations and their hab... View more info

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

By: Klein, Naomi

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194696

ISBN: 1451697384

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, ink name and date on front endpaper, ink and pencil marginalia. Very Good. 2014 Hard Cover. x, 566 pp. The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller 'The Shock Doctrine', a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems. In short, either we embrace radical chan... View more info

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Cruise Ship Blues: The Underside of the Cruise Industry

By: Klein, Ross A.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New Society Publishers: 2002

Seller ID: 2269894

ISBN: 0865714622

Condition: Near Fine


Newspaper clippings laid in. 2002 Trade Paperback. vi, 200 pp. Cruising is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Attracting more than 12 million passengers a year, cruise ship companies are merging to become be-hemoths. And cruise ships themselves have swollen dramatically in size, now sometimes carrying more than 5,000 people on board. Not surprisingly, this growth is causing huge problems-problems that the industry would rather not acknowledge, and the po... View more info

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Backtracking: The Way of a Naturalist

By: Levin, Ted

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1916090

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Minimal toning to wrappers. 1988 Trade Paperback. 220 pp. He writes naturally and with unselfconscious but playful grace, like an otter making the shortest distance between two points a slide down a cascade concluded with a somersault...His book is full of information, lovingly distilled in fascinating true-life animal adventures. It will do Adam's work...creating fans for the wildlife and for the naturalists around us. Joan Waltermire captures the theme ... View more info

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So Glorious a Landscape: Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture (American Visions: Readings in American Culture Series Number 5)

By: Magoc, Chris J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: SR Books / Scholarly Resources Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202253

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2002 Hard Cover. xvi, 301 pp. So Glorious a Landscape: Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture surveys the vast and interdisciplinary subject of American natural and environmental studies. It examines the literary landscape that has inspired a local, regional, and national sense of place; explores the dynamic meaning and significance of nature across time, place, culture, and gender; and looks at the essence and history of environmental ... View more info