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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 a... 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. 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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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 commo... 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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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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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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Tide Pools (A Harpercollins Nature Study Book)

By: Rood, Ronald

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Harper Trophy: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2296339

ISBN: 0064461513

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Very minor general wear. 1993 Soft Cover. 48 pp. Introduces the many kinds of sea creatures that can be found in tide pools, including starfish, mollusks, crustaceans, and jellyfish. 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

ISBN: 0609605135

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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Flowering Shrubs: What to Grow, How to Grow It (Collins Practical Gardener)

By: Rushforth, Keith

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Collins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295925

ISBN: 0007146531

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Remainder mark. 2003 Large Softcover. 160 pp. Comprehensive information on flowering shrubs, heathers, ground cover and dwarf conifers. Easy-to-use charts for handy reference and plant comparison. Packed with practical advice and expert hints and tips. Features handy troubleshooting ideas for identifying and eradicating common pests and diseases. 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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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By: Skloot, Rebecca

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2276399

ISBN: 1400052181

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 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 State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital... 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

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The Principles of Biology, in Two Volumes

By: Spencer, Herbert

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York: D. Appleton and Company: 1898

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2159134

Condition: Good


Appears rebound. Margins lightly stained. 1898 Half-Leather. xii, 706; viii, 598 pp. 8vo. Leather spines & corners, gilt titles & rules, top edges gilt, marbled boards. A work on biological science by the English Victorian-era philosopher, sociologist, and scientist. He is notable as an early proponent of evolutionary theory (he wrote about evolution before Darwin did), and for coining the term 'survival of the fittest'. View more info

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Fabre's Book of Insects: Retold from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' Translation of Fabre's 'Souvenirs Entomologiques'

By: Stawell, Mrs.Rodolph; De Mattos, Alexander Teixeira; [Fabre, Jean-Henri]

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead and Company: 1921

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2285684

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Light scuff on spine, otherwise an excellent copy. 1921 Hard Cover. viii, [ii], 271, [5] pp. 4to. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, green top page ridge. Color frontispiece of the sacred beetle, tipped in color plates by E.J. Detmold throughout. Compiled from a series of writings Fabre released from 1891-1909. Fabre was an influence on Charles Darwin, who called him an 'inimitable observer', and helped shape the science of modern entomology. View more info

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A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest. Part I. Diseases of the Lung and Windpipe. (Dunglison's American Medical Library.)

By: Stokes, William; Dr. Acland; Hudson, Alfred

Price: $695.00

Publisher: A. Waldie: 1837

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2072854

Condition: Good


First American edition (preceded by Dublin edition printed the same year). Front joint split (easily repaired - we are happy to include this service as part of the purchase price, or sell as is if you prefer to work directly with a bindery of your choice), minor wear to corners, front & end matter foxed. 1837 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 360 pp. 8vo. Cloth boards, brown morocco spine label, gilt titles & rules. One of two important works written by Stokes on cardiac and pulmonary diseases. Originally published in 1837, reissued in 1882 by the New Sydenham Socie... View more info

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A Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diseases of the Chest. Part I. Diseases of the Lung and Windpipe.

By: Stokes, William; Dr. Acland; Hudson, Alfred

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Ed. Barrington & Geo. D. Haswell.: 1844

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2275131

Condition: Good


Second edition. Rebound: brown calf spine with gilt titles over marbled boards, new endsheets. Hinges just beginning to weaken, ink name on title page. 1844 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 528, [36] pp. 8vo. One of two important works written by Stokes on cardiac and pulmonary diseases, originally published in 1837. Stokes also wrote one of the first treatises on the use of the stethoscope. Garrison-Morton 2213: Stokes, most prominent of the Irish school of medicine, established his reputation by his book on diseases of the chest. Important among its contents are... View more info

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A Small Garden Designer's Handbook

By: Strong, Roy

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1987

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2297713

ISBN: 0316819778

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A very nice copy. 1987 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. A colorful guide to designing small gardens, with sections on major design elements such as pergolas, arbors, topiary, paths, and fences. View more info

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Greek Biology and Medicine (Our Debt to Greece and Rome Series)

By: Taylor, Henry Osborn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Marshall Jones Company / The Plimpton Press: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2037530

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink name & date on front endpaper. 1922 Hard Cover. xv, 151 pp. 8vo. List of books in series follows text. Navy blue cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt. A concise history of early biology, the Hippocratics, Aristotle's biological studies, progress in anatomy and medicine, Galen's final system, and links between ancient Greek and modern medicine. Outline of Greek medicine's influence follows text, along with notes and bibliography. View more info

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The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher

By: Thomas, Lewis

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam Books, Inc.: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268952

ISBN: 055312403X

Condition: Very Good


Pages faintly toned, minor general wear. 1979 Mass Market Paperback. viii, 180 pp. Elegant, suggestive, and clarifying, Lewis Thomas's profoundly humane vision explores the world around us and examines the complex interdependence of all things. Extending beyond the usual limitations of biological science and into a vast and wondrous world of hidden relationships, this provocative book explores in personal, poetic essays to topics such as computers, germs, language, music, death, insects, and medicine. Lewis Thomas writes, Once you have become permanently startled, as I am, by the realization t... View more info

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The Art of Planting

By: Verey, Rosemary

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295130

ISBN: 0316899763

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine base previously mended with tape on rear side. 1990 Large Hardcover. 168 pp. Photographs by Andrew Lang. Discusses the plants that make good neighbors, shows how to work with borders and beds, and gives tips on dealing with special situations such as walls, water, and woodland View more info

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Privileged Hands: A Scientific Life

By: Vermeij, Geerat

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W.H. Freeman: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201264

ISBN: 0716729547

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1996 Hard Cover. xi, 297 pp. Dr. Geerat (Gary) Vermeij is one of the foremost evolutionary biologists of our time and has been blind since the age of four. Professionally, he is known for his ability to identify a shell and its provenance from its shape and texture. To Vermeij, scratches or chips on a shell are signs of having survived a struggle with a predator, what he calls the ancient arms race. Privileged Hands is no ordinary autobiography, it is the story of Dr. Vermeij's challenges and triumphs, how he sees, by moving his fingers across the surface of shells, gathering in... View more info

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Japanese Maples: Momiji and Kaede

By: Vertrees, J. D.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Timber Press: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2299504

ISBN: 0917304098

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket faintly toned, jacket lightly rubbed, sticker on front jacket panel. 1978 Large Hardcover. xiii, 178 pp. One of the earliest Timber Press titles, and the first English language text on this topic. ..presents the history, taxonomy, nomenclature, culture, and propagation of Acer palmatum and Acer japonicum and illustrates hundreds of wonderful varieties of these versatile trees and shrubs. View more info

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Blood

By: Vroman, Leo

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Natural History Press: 1968

Seller ID: 2268951

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly creased, ink note on half-title page. 1968 Mass Market Paperback. xii, 178 pp. The only thriving wildlife still barely touched by man is the hot, confusing, and poorly lit world within himself. The strangely shaped glands and bones, the transparent lungs, the dense tangle of cells in the brain hold worlds within worlds; and through it all, streams of blood. Leo Vroman drew his first sample of blood shortly after World War II and, during the past twenty years, he has made the study of blood his vocation and avocation. The mechanisms of coagulation, have been of particular fascinat... View more info

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The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix

By: Watson, James D.; Gann, Alexander

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2012

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2269246

ISBN: 1476715491

Condition: Near Fine


1st thus. An exceptional copy. 2012 Hard Cover. Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Watson and Crick’s discovery of the structure of DNA, an annotated and illustrated edition of this classic book gives new insights into the personal relationships between James Watson, Frances Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin, and the making of a scientific revolution. View more info

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Jacobson's Organ and the Remarkable Nature of Smell

By: Watson, Lyall

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Plume Book: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268625

ISBN: 0452282586

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Address label on blurb page. 2001 Trade Paperback. xv, 255 pp. A fascinating study of the human sense of smell takes a close-up look at Jacobson's Organ, an anatomical features first discovered in 1811 and once dismissed as vestigial, and its significance in terms of a pheromonal mechanism that helps control human awareness, sexual behavior, and emotional states. View more info

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Tree Finder: A Manual for the Identification of Trees by Their Leaves

By: Watts, May Theilgaard

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Nature Study Guild Publishers: 1998

Seller ID: 2292531

ISBN: 0912550015

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1998 Stapled Binding. 58 pp. Guide to identifying trees by their leaves. Color illustrations of leaves, regional maps. View more info