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National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Trees: Western Region

By: National Audubon Society

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1980

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2292814

ISBN: 0394507614

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Light edge wear. 1980 Small Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. The most comprehensive field guide available to the trees of North America's western region--a must-have for any enthusiast's day pack or home library--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers. View more info

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The Trees of Northeastern America [with] The Shrubs of Northeastern America: Two Volumes in One [North-eastern]

By: Newhall, Charles S.; Britton, Nath. L.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1911

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2275029

Condition: Very Good


Small spot on front board corner, edges and endpapers lightly foxed. 1911 Hard Cover. xiv, 250; xii, 249, [7] pp. 8vo. Two volumes in one. A guide to the identification of trees and shrubs, illustrated with numerous drawings of leaves, with detailed descriptions of various species. View more info

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A Field Guide to Pacific States Wildflowers (The Peterson Field Guide Series)

By: Niehaus, Theodore F.; Ripper, Charles L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2277342

ISBN: 0395316626

Condition: Near Fine


Very minor general wear. 1976 Soft Cover. xxxii, 432 pp. How to identify the wildflowers that grow from the Pacific Ocean to the Rockies and from British Columbia to Baja California; their field marks and family characteristics; their ranges, habitats, and flowering seasons. 1492 species from 77 families--all the flowers you are likely to encounter in the most diverse region of the country. Every species illustrated, with a description on the facing page--all the information you need can be seen at a glance. Flowers grouped by color and characteristics for easy matching of picture with specime... View more info

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The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers, Eastern Region

By: Niering, William A.; Olmstead, Nancy C.; Rayfield, Susan; Nehring, Carol

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1979

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2273284

ISBN: 0394504321

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. 1979 Soft Cover. 887, [1] pp Nothing is as colorful as a field of wildflowers in full-bloom so what could be more appropriate than a magnificent field guide with beautiful full-color photographs? More than 1,000 species are covered in full detail, with notes on more than 400 others. The 700 identification photographs show wildflowers-including grasses and sedges, and many flowering vines and shrubs-in their natural habitats. Note: the Eastern Edition generally covers states east of the Rocky Mountains, while the Western Edition covers the Rocky Mountain range and all the states ... View more info

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Dinosaur (Eyewitness Books)

By: Norman, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1989

Seller ID: 2278992

ISBN: 0394822536

Condition: Good


Light foxing to front and rear endpapers. 1989 Hard Cover. From cover to cover, this openly invites the reader to discover the delights of dinosaurs. The visual appeal is impressive. The text is informative. Fossilization, skeleton reconstruction, and a superb time scale round out a stunning and compelling book. View more info

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Mapping Human History: Discovering the Past Through Our Genes

By: Olson, Steve

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin: 2002

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2292427

ISBN: 0618091572

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Faint rubbing. 2002 Hard Cover. In this sweeping narrative of the past 150,000 years of human history, Steve Olson draws on new understandings in genetics to reveal how the people of the world came to be. Traveling across four continents, Olson describes the African origins of modern humans and the migration of our ancestors throughout the world. He offers a genealogy of all of humanity, explaining, for instance, why everyone can claim Julius Caesar and Confucius as their forebears and how the history of the Jewish people jibes with, and diverges from, biblical accounts. He ... View more info

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The Evolution of Consciousness: The Origins of the Way We Think

By: Ornstein, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Touchstone: 1992

Seller ID: 2268306

ISBN: 0671792245

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1992 Soft Cover. Based on his life's research, the author of the bestseller The Psychology of Consciousness provides a provocative look at the evolution of the mind. He explains that we are not rational but adaptive, and that it is Darwin, not Freud, who is the central scientist of the brain. 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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Skeleton (Eyewitness Books)

By: Parker, Steve

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1988

Seller ID: 2278881

ISBN: 0394896203

Condition: Very Good


Light foxing to page ridge. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. An arresting introduction to skeletons. Each spread has an introductory paragraph plus captioned drawings and spectacular photos. Topics include exoskeletons, fish, birds, mammals, arms, skulls, and teeth. The look at the human skeleton also gives discussions of skull, spine, ribs, arms, and legs, plus front and rear views. View more info

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The Naming of Names: The Search for Order in the World of Plants

By: Pavord, Anna

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bloombury: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287825

ISBN: 1596910712

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2005 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 471 pp. The Naming of Names traces the search for order in the natural world, a search that for hundreds of years occupied some of the most brilliant minds in Europe. Redefining man's relationship with nature was a major pursuit during the Renaissance. But in a world full of poisons, there was also an urgent practical need to name and recognize different plants, because most medicines were made from plant extracts. Anna Pavord takes us on a thrilling adventure into botanical history, traveling from ... View more info

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Peru (Travellers' Wildlife Guides)

By: Pearson, David L.; Beletsky, Les; Crump, Martha L.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Interlink Books: 2008

Seller ID: 2287928

ISBN: 1566565456

Condition: Near Fine


An excellent copy. 2008 Soft Cover. x, 492 pp. From the world-famous Machu Picchu Incan ruins high in the Andes Mountains, to Lake Titicaca in southern Peru, to the Iquitos area of Amazonian northeastern Peru, travellers want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Peru's magnificent animal and plant life. View more info

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A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America (The Peterson Field Guide Series)

By: Peterson, Lee Allen

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1977

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2264594

ISBN: 0395204453

Condition: Very Good


4th printing. Ink initials on page ridge, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1977 Hard Cover. xiii, [1], 330, [8] pp. 8vo. Color photographs and black & white illustrations. For more than 65 years, Peterson Field Guides have set the standard by which other field guides are measured. Comprehensive and authoritative, they are essential additions to any naturalist's bookshelf or backpack. Roger Tory Peterson, one of the world's greatest naturalists, spent his life studying, painting, and photographing birds. The Peterson Identification System has been called the greatest invention since binoculars, an... View more info

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Mushrooms of North America: The Most Comprehensive Mushroom Guide Ever, with Over 1,000 Color Photographs

By: Phillips, Roger

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1991

Seller ID: 2264663

ISBN: 0316706132

Condition: Good


Wrappers and pages slightly cocked, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1991 Large Softcover. 319 pp. A comprehensive guide to mushrooms tells where and when to find, and how to identify thousands of specimens. View more info

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A Sampler of Wayside Herbs: Rediscovering Old Uses for Familiar Wild Plants

By: Pond, Barbara; Norman, Edward; Norman, Marcia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatham Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204125

ISBN: 0856990965

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 1974 Large Hardcover. 126 pp. Illustrated with 32 full-page watercolor paintings and 60 fine-line pencil drawings. The text describes each plant's interesting history, its role in literature and legend, and its herbal uses of the past, including the making of scents, dyes, cosmetics, sachets, flavorings and confections. There are recipes for old favorites such as Dandelion Wine, Spice Rose Hip Jelly, and Soup with Sorrel and Eggs... They are arranged in order of their blossoming cycle from early spring through late fall, and are indexed by both common... View more info

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A Century of DNA: A History of the Discovery of the Structure and Function of the Genetic Substance

By: Portugal, Franklin H.; Cohen, Jack S.; Todd, Lord

Price: $15.00

Publisher: MIT Press: 1979

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2266437

ISBN: 0262160676

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing. Spine lightly toned, wrapper edges lightly rubbed. 1979 Trade Paperback. xiii, 383 pp. Why did it take more than a century of research before scientists properly understood what DNA was and what it did within the cell? A Century of DNA aims to answer this question, tracing the history of DNA research across interrelated subjects, including embryology, biophysics, organic chemistry, histology, physiological chemistry, and genetics. The chapters follow a chronological sequence in the development of ideas on DNA, and incorporate biographical material on researchers involved in th... View more info

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Seed Aging: Implications for Seed Storage and Persistence in the Soil

By: Priestley, David A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Associates/Cornell University Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207440

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Near fine. 1986 Hard Cover. 304 pp. Seeds as dry systems. Loss of seed quality in storage. surveys of the longevity of seed stored dry in collections. The longevity of seeds in the soil. Ancient seed. Morphological, structural, and biochemical changes associated with seed aging. Selected tabulation of seed longevity.KEYWORDS: SEED AGING GARDENING PLANTING SOIL STORAGE GARDENS HORTICULTURE NATURE SCIENCE View more info

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Evolution of Vertebrate Design

By: Radinsky, Leonard B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: University of Chicago: 1987

Seller ID: 2274935

ISBN: 0226702367

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1987 Trade Paperback. The Evolution of Vertebrate Design is a solid introduction to vertebrate evolution, paleontology, vertebrate biology, and functional, comparative anatomy. Its lucid style also makes it ideal for general readers intrigued by fossil history. Clearly drawn diagrams illustrate biomechanical explanations of the evolution of fins, jaws, joints, and body shapes among vertebrates. A glossary of terms is included. View more info

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Reader's Digest North American Wildlife: An Illustrated Guide to 2,000 Plants and Animals

By: Reader's Digest

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Reader's Digest Association, Inc.: 1986

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2271008

ISBN: 0895771020

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. Jacket lightly toned. 1986 Hard Cover. 559, [17] pp. 8vo. Color-coded sections. Beautiful, specially drawn full-color illustrations depict more than 700 different species of wildflowers. Plants are grouped by botanical families. At-a-glance identification capsules pinpoint the characteristic textures, shapes and color, as well as habitat, scent, and blooming time. CONTENTS: Wildlife communities; MAMMALS: introduction; land and freshwater mammals; marine mammals; BIRDS: introduction; birds with distinctive traits; aquatic birds; land birds; REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS: reptile introduction... View more info

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Wild Flowers of New York

By: Reed, Chester A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Mohonk Salesroom: 1912

Seller ID: 2207278

Condition: Good


Wrappers heavily rubbed with chips to binding and top corner of front wrapper, pages lightly foxed. 1912 Soft Cover. 46 pp. Includes 40 colored illustrations. A botanical book and antique souvenir of Mohonk Mountain House.KEYWORDS: WILD FLOWERS NEW YORK LOCAL REGIONAL NATURE NATURAL HISTORY MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE View more info

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Bad Blood: Crisis in the American Red Cross

By: Reitman, Judith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Kensington Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276298

ISBN: 1575661152

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light one-and-a-half inch slice into jacket rear. Remainder mark. 1996 Hard Cover. xiv, 289 pp. For over a decade, the American Red Cross, the world's largest humanitarian charity, has been responsible for exposing millions of innocent people to a blood supply contaminated by HIV, syphillis, hepatitis and other highly infectious diseases. Now for the first time, investigative journalist Judith Reitman rips the veil of secrecy off the American Red Cross to expose: Its decision NOT to use a relatively inexpensive test to eliminate the vast majority of donors at high risk for AIDS.... View more info

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Mountain Wild Flowers of Colorado and Adjacent Areas (Museum Pictorial, No. 13)

By: Roberts and Nelson

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Denver Museum of Natural History: 1970

Seller ID: 2267206

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faintly toned. 1970 Stapled Binding. 64 pp. Includes color and black-and-white illustrations. A guide to the mountain wild flowers of Colorado and adjacent areas. View more info

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Colorado Wild Flowers (Museum Pictorial, No. 8)

By: Roberts, Harold and Rhoda

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bradford-Robinson Printing Company: 1971

Seller ID: 2267205

Condition: Near Fine


Spine faintly toned. 1971 Stapled Binding. 64 pp. Includes color and black-and-white illustrations. The color plates here published show fifty different flowering plants, each of which grows in abundance in some part of this state. Most of them are found also in other areas, particularly in the Rocky Mountain states. With the description of each plant, some reference is made to the life zone in which it grows... The flowers are here arranged in substantially the order that the families to which they belong appear in most botany manuals. View more info

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Alas, Poor Darwin: Arguments Against Evolutionary Psychology

By: Rose, Hilary; Rose, Steven

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202002

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 2000 Hard Cover. vi, 352 pp. 8vo. In recent years, the claims of genetics and evolutionary psychology to explain and indeed legislate on the human condition have been loudly trumpeted in a host of popular books. Genes are said to account for almost every aspect of our lives. Evolution is supposed to explain alleged human universals, from male philandering and female coyness to children's dislike of spinach. There are even claimed to be genes that account for differences between people -- from sexual orientation to drug addiction, aggression, religiosity, and job satisfaction. It... View more info

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Jungle Memories

By: Rusby, H.H. [Henry Hurd]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289849

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine slightly faded, bookplate of Edward A. Washburn on front endpaper. 1933 Hard Cover. xiii, [1], 388 pp. 8vo. 16 plates, including 3 maps. An account of journeys in South America, Mexico, and the southern United States in search of medicinal plants, including the Mulford Expedition. Rusby was a botanist and pharmacist, and a professor at Columbia University, who discovered a number of new plant species, and helped found the New York Botanical Garden. This institution encouraged research and plant exploration worldwide. Rusby also established the field of economic botany. The... View more info

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The Arachnida

By: Savory, Theodore H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Edward Arnold & Co.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260276

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine faded, underlining and notes to first 40 pages only, arachnology symposium pamphlet laid in, ink name of former owner stamped on front endpapers (Robert L. Gering, an arachnologist, from whose library this volume was acquired). 1935 Hard Cover. xi, 218 pp. A scientific study in arachnology, including information on spiders, scorpions, etc., as well as extinct arachnids such as trilobites. Black-and-white photographs and illustrations throughout. View more info

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A Proper Garden: On Perennials in the Border

By: Sheldon, Elisabeth; Paterson, Allen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Stackpole Books: 1989

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2204150

ISBN: 0811707113

Condition: Near Fine


4th printing. A very nice copy.Sticker mark to front jacket, jacket edges rubbed. 1989 Hard Cover. 224 pp. This author shares her extensive horticultural knowledge with all North American gardeners who face extremes of heat and cold yet yearn to grow the cottage gardens and formal mixed borders of gardeners in the British Isles. 25 drawings, 12 color photos.Keywords: ELISABETH SHELDON ALLEN PATERSON PROPER GARDEN ON PERENNIALS IN BORDER GARDENING HOUSE HOME BOTANY HORTICULTURE PLANTS View more info

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A New Flowering: 1000 Years of Botanical Art

By: Sherwood, Shirley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ashmolean: 2005

Seller ID: 2286731

ISBN: 1854442066

Condition: Near Fine


An excellent copy. 2005 Large Softcover. 200 pp. The magnificent old, the masterful new, this is the premise in this lush publication with 180 plant portraits that span 1,000 years. These portraits were selected from the unique collection of Dr. Shirley Sherwood and from the rich treasures of Oxford's libraries and museums. View more info

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By: Skloot, Rebecca

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Broadway Paperback: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284445

ISBN: 1400052181

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, light stain on bottom page ridge. 2011 Trade Paperback. xiv, 381 pp. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first 'immortal' human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they'd weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire St... View more info

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How to Know the Non-Gilled Fleshy Fungi (Pictured Key Nature Series)

By: Smith, Helen V. & Alexander H.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Wm. C. Brown Company Publishers: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264587

ISBN: 0697048675

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Spine and top page ridge very faintly foxed, otherwise an excellent copy. 1973 Hard Cover. v, [1], 402, [8] pp. 8vo. A guide to mushrooms and other fungus, approached in a very detailed scientific way, with very specific information on numerous species, and black-and-white photographs throughout. View more info