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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: $5.00

Publisher: John Macrae / Owl Book: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2295288

ISBN: 0805031324

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on rear wrapper, ink name on front flyleaf. 1996 Trade Paperback. 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 chronologically by incident, not by date of publication, to offer Edward Abbey's life from the time he was the bo... View more info

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The Cultivated Evergreens: A Handbook of the Coniferous and Most Important Broad-Leaved Evergreens Planted for Ornament in the United State and Canada

By: Bailey, L. H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The MacMillan Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294776

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Plate and page 1-2 loose but included. Light general wear. 1923 Large Hardcover. xvii, 434 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Numerous photographic plates and illustrations. CONTENTS: Part I. The Place and Care of Coniferous (Gymnospermous) Evergreens Grown for Ornament: The Coniferous Evergreens in the Landscape; Cultivation and Propagation of Conifers; Adaptation of Conifers; The Insects, Diseases, and Injuries of Ornamental Conifers. Part II. The Kinds of Cultivated Conifers (Gymnosperms) in North America: A Systematic Enumeration of the Conifers Cultivated in North America... 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 of personal study and scores of interviews with people both for and against the wolf's return to the Northern Rockies, THE NIN... View more info

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No Impact Man: The Adventures of a Guilty Liberal Who Attempts to Save the Planet, and the Discoveries He Makes About Himself and Our Way of Life in the Process

By: Beavan, Colin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Picador: 2010

Seller ID: 2291671

ISBN: 0312429835

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. 288 pp. What does it really take to live eco-effectively? For one year, Colin Beavan swore off plastic and toxins, turned off his electricity, went organic, became a bicycle nut, and tried to save the planet from environmental catastrophe while dragging his young daughter and his Prada-wearing wife along for the ride. Together they attempted to make zero impact on the environment while living right in the heart of Manhattan, and this is the sensational, funny, and consciousness-raising story of how they did it. With No Impact Man, Beavan found that no... 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 Sea and the Humboldt Current. Beebe was also known for his deep sea dives in the Bathysphere designed for him by Otis Barton... View more info

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Earthquakes and Geological Discovery (Scientific American Library)

By: Bolt, Bruce A.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Scientific American Library: 1993

Seller ID: 2295387

ISBN: 0716750406

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1993 Large Hardcover. 229 pp. Explores the origins and history of seismology, advancements in earthquake prediction and risk reduction, and seismic geology. 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 several photographic plates. John Burroughs was an influential naturalist in the 19th and early 20th century, particularly in his... View more info

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The Sea Around Us

By: Carson, Rachel L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290424

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second state (shiny boards, not matte). Lacks jacket. Minor wear to corners. 1951 Hard Cover. vii, [1], 230 pp. 8vo. Illustrated endpapers. Author's second book. Carson would go on to write Silent Spring, which started the modern environmental movement as we know it, resulting in the ban of DDT and the creation of the EPA. Originally published in 1951, The Sea Around Us is one of the most influential books ever written about the natural world. Rachel Carson's ability to combine scientific insight with poetic prose catapulted her book to the top of The New York Times best-seller ... 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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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. Along with Emile Gagnan, he invited the Aqua-Lung, or, as it is more commonly called, the underwater regulator - a devise that... 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 -- and looks at areas he calls national sacrifice zones, military landscapes that simulated warfare and arms production have re... 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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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 points—from Tierra del Fuego in the south to Spitsbergen, east of Greenland, at the very top of the world—in her quest t... 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 final leaf bears an illustration of a tree playing a flute. View more info

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The Leguminous Plants of Wisconsin: The Taxonomy, Ecology and Distribution of the Leguminosae Growing in the State Without Cultivation

By: Fassett, Norman C.; Mose, Catherine

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The University of Wisconsin Press: 1961

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291382

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. No jacket. A very nice copy. 1961 Hard Cover. xii, 157 pp. 9 3/8 x 6 1/4. Green boards, gilt on spine. Numerous photos, drawings, diagrams, maps. With drawings by Richard I. Evans. A Study of Epidermal Outgrowths by Catherine Mose. CONTENTS: Preface; The Distribution of the Leguminosae Native in Wisconsin; Artificial Key to the Leguminosae of Wisconsin Based on Vegetative Characters; Key Based on Flowers; Key Based on Fruits; Key Based on Seeds; Characteristics and Distributions of the Leguminosae of Wisconsin; Epidermal Outgrowths of the Leguminosae of Wisconsin; Glossary; In... 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 highly indicative of the tragic state of the world’s ocean waters, while also revealing the incredible tenacity of these remar... 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 presents important conservation issues. Gorillas also discusses gorillas in captivity, such as Koko, who have learned to speak an... 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 dispersal of sediments are discussed. Special problems include biostratigraphic correlations, paleooceanography and faunal evolution... View more info

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Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods

By: Hill, Julia Butterfly; Hill, Julia

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Harper San Francisco: 2000

Seller ID: 2291668

ISBN: 0062516590

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 2000 Trade Paperback. 261 pp. The Legacy of Luna is a book written by Julia Butterfly Hill about her experiences while protecting a tree named Luna. It is based on a true story, written like a diary of two years spent in an ancient redwood. 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 each of these contexts. Drawing upon theory and key findings from the case studies, the authors suggest that environmental s... 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 habitats; lake and pond ecology; lake and pond fisheries management practices; lake productivity; life histories of common lake ... 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 change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option. In 'This 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 potential cruiser would have a hard time discovering. Cruise Ship Blues reveals the dark underside of this industry. Author Ros... 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 for each chapter in stunning pencil drawings. 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: $25.00

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 change. The first all-encompassing introductory survey of environ-mental history and cultural studies, this volume provides s... View more info

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Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things

By: McDonough, William; Braungart, Michael

Price: $7.00

Publisher: North Point Press: 2002

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2293896

ISBN: 0865475873

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. An exceptional copy. 2002 Trade Paperback. Reduce, reuse, recycle urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, cradle to grave manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? View more info

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In Service of the Wild: Restoring and Reinhabiting Damaged Land

By: Mills, Stephanie

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264681

ISBN: 0807085340

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. xii, 237 pp. Lending her voice to the rapidly growing field of land restoration, the author examines a grassroots effort that has contributed new botanical, zoological, and geological knowledge, and takes the reader along as she assists the regenerative processes of nature. View more info

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The Remarkable Baobab

By: Pakenham, Thomas

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202522

ISBN: 0297843737

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No copyright date. A fine copy.Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. 143 pp. Standing tall on the sunburnt plains of Africa and Australia, like great living giants, baobabs may be the oldest life forms on the planet, and many of the specimens still standing today have been around for at least 2000 years. For centuries, the tree has provided food, medicine, shelter, places of refuge and worship and even served as prisons and tombs. Long before Africa was opened up by European explorers, the news of the baobab had astonished the world of science, due to its stupendous size (twice the girth of an... View more info

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Household Ecology

By: Percivall, Julia

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1971

Seller ID: 2277946

ISBN: 0064633594

Condition: Good


Wrappers rubbed. 1971 Trade Paperback. A great resource for those who like to be economical and help the environment. View more info