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Image for Our Trees: How to Know Them. With a Guide to Their Recognition at Any Season of the Year and Notes on Their Characteristics, Distribution, and Culture

Our Trees: How to Know Them. With a Guide to Their Recognition at Any Season of the Year and Notes on Their Characteristics, Distribution, and Culture

By: Weed, Clarence M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1936

Edition: Fifth Edition

Seller ID: 2264597

Condition: Good


Fifth edition. Boards lightly soiled, ink name and owner sticker on front endpaper, ink initials on page ridge. 1936 Hard Cover. xxi, 295 pp. LIST OF PLATES AND DESCRIPTIONS: The Opening of the Chestnut Burr (Frontispiece); Illustrated Introduction; Pine Family--Conifers; Yew Family--Taxaceae; Palm Family--Palmae; Walnut Family--Juglandaceae; Willow and Poplar Family--Salicaceae; Birch Family--Petulaceae; Beech and Oak Family--Fagaceae; Elm Family--Ulmaceae; Mulberry Family--Moraceae; Magnolia Family--Magnoliaceae; Custard-Apple Family--Anonaceae; Laurel Family--Lauraceae; Witch Hazel Family--... View more info

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The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

By: Wells, Spencer

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286272

ISBN: 0812971469

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, wrapper edges lightly rubbed. 2003 Trade Paperback. xvi, 218 pp. Around 60,000 years ago, a man—genetically identical to us—lived in Africa. Every person alive today is descended from him. How did this real-life Adam wind up as the father of us all? What happened to the descendants of other men who lived at the same time? And why, if modern humans share a single prehistoric ancestor, do we come in so many sizes, shapes, and races? Examining the hidden secrets of human evolution in our genetic code, Spencer Wells reveals how developments in the revolutionary science of popula... View more info

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The Biology of Pneumococcus: The Bacteriological, Biochemical, and Immunological Characters and Activities of Diplococcus Pneumoniae [with] Four Signed Letters from the Author

By: White, Benjamin; Robinson, Elliott Stirling; Barnes, Laverne Almon

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The Commonwealth Fund: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2272715

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Affixed to the endpapers are four envelopes containing correspondence (two ALSs and two TLSs) from the author to a Mrs. Helen H. Boynton of Rochester, New York, three written before the book's publication, and the final letter presenting this copy of the book to her for the admirable way in which you carried out your task of abstracting the literature, without which the book could not have been written. Mrs. Boynton appears to have provided the author with numerous article citations pertinent to the work, which based on the letters became some, if not all, of the bibliographic c... View more info

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In the Beat of a Heart: Life, Energy, and the Unity of Nature

By: Whitfield, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203077

ISBN: 0309096812

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A fine copy. Fine. 2006 Hard Cover. vii, 270 pp. For centuries, scientists have dreamt of discovering an underlying unity to nature. Science now offers powerful explanations for both the dazzling diversity and striking similarities seen in the living world. Life is complicated. It is truly the entangled bank that Charles Darwin described. But scientists are now discovering that energy is the unifying force that joins all life on Earth. Visionary biologists have advanced a new theory that explains how the natural world--from the tiniest amoeba to the greatest rain forest--are con... View more info

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Adaptation and Natural Selection: A Critique of some Current Evolutionary Thought

By: Williams, George C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1974

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 1698015

ISBN: 0691023573

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Light creases along cover, cover lightly toned. 1974 Trade Paperback. 307 pp. Biological evolution is a fact--but the many conflicting theories of evolution remain controversial even today. In 1966, simple Darwinism, which holds that evolution functions primarily at the level of the individual organism, was threatened by opposing concepts such as group selection, a popular idea stating that evolution acts to select entire species rather than individuals. George Williams's famous argument in favor of the Darwinists struck a powerful blow to those in opposing camps. His Adaptation ... View more info

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The Danish Expedition to Siam 1899-1900, III. Chelonethi: An Account of the Indian False-Scorpions together with Studies on the Anatomy and Classification of the Order

By: With, C.J.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Bianeo Lunos Bogtrykkeri: 1906

Seller ID: 2260275

Condition: Very Good


Custom binding, arachnologist Joseph Conrad Chamberlin's personal copy, with his pencil notes in text, additional leaves bound in with his notes in ink, and more blank leaves bound in for future notes. Chamberlin studied at Stanford and worked for most of his career at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Pseudoscorpions, the subject of this book, were his area of specialty, and 20 taxa are named after him. 1906 Hard Cover. 340 pp. A scientific study of pseudoscorpions based on data gathered during the Danish Galathea and the Danish Siam Expedition by entomologists Kjellerup and Mortensen. View more info

Image for Class-Book of Botany, Designed for Colleges, Academies and Other Seminaries. In Two Parts: Part I. The Elements of Botanical Science. Part II. The Natural Orders. Illustrated by a Flora of the Northern, Middle and Western States. Particularly of the United States North of the Capitol

Class-Book of Botany, Designed for Colleges, Academies and Other Seminaries. In Two Parts: Part I. The Elements of Botanical Science. Part II. The Natural Orders. Illustrated by a Flora of the Northern, Middle and Western States. Particularly of the United States North of the Capitol

By: Wood, Alphonso

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Moore and Nims: 1846

Seller ID: 2294664

Condition: Good


Stains throughout, minor loss to spine head. 1846 Hard Cover. 645, iv pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Plan of Vegetation. Elementary Organs; Primary Divisions of the Vegetable Kingdom; Of the Flower: Of Its Parts and Their Arrangement - Stamens and the Artificial Classes - Of the Pistil and the Artificial Orders - Of the Mutual Action of the Stamens and Pistils; The Flower: Of the Calyx - Of the Corolla - Of the Nectary and Disk - Of the Aestivation; The Fruit: Of the Pericarp; The Fruit: Of the Seed - Of Germination - Of Dissemination; The Root: Physiological Structure and Functions of the Root; ... View more info

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Trespassers: Showing how the Inhabitants of Earth, Air, and Water are Enabled to Trespass on Domains Not Their Own

By: Wood, Rev. J.G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons: 1875

Seller ID: 2289755

Condition: Good


Previously owned by Clyde Grange (labeled as number 33 in his library). Edge wear, spine repaired, bookplate inside front cover, small library stamp throughout. 1875 Hard Cover. 351, [1] pp. 8vo. Illustrations throughout the text. Original green cloth, black and gold design with cover depicting a lizard, beveled edges. CONTENTS: Introduction; Marine and Aquatic Trespassers: The Whales; Dolphins and Sirens; Seals; Reptilian Water Trespassers; Partial Water Trespassers: Carnivora; Roder Water Trespassers: The Beaver; Pachydermatous Water Trespassers: The Hippopotamus; Marsupial and Monotrematous... View more info

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Alpine Flowers and Rock Gardens, with Notes on Alpine Plants at Home

By: Wright, Walter P.; Graveson, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: George Allen and Unwin Limited: 1924

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2288803

Condition: Near Fine


Third edition. Faint spot on page ridge. 1924 Large Hardcover. 292 pp. Gilt titles on spine. Color illustrations tipped in. Illustrated in colour. With notes on Alpine Plants at Home by William Graveson. CONTENTS: Characteristics and Habitat; Alpine Plants at Home; Cultural; Descriptive and Selective. View more info

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The Nervous System: An Outline of the Structure and Function of the Human Nervous System and Sense Organs

By: Wyburn, G.M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Academic Press: 1960

Seller ID: 2270669

Condition: Near Fine


The personal copy of URMC professor and pioneer of neurotoxicology Bernard Weiss, with his name stamp on front endpaper. Near fine in very good jacket. Jacket lightly toned with minor wear along edges. 1960 Hard Cover. vii, [1], 184 pp. 8vo. An overview of the human nervous system, including chapters on: the anatomy of the central nervous system; cutaneous senses; proprioceptors; motoneurons; the eye; hearing; the chemical senses; the speech mechanism; the autonomic nervous system; hypothalamus; electroencephalogram and reticular formation; the cerebral hemispheres and consciousness; chemical ... View more info

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Understanding the Brain and Its Development: A Chemical Approach

By: Yusuf, Harun K.M.; Sandhoff, Konrad

Price: $40.00

Publisher: World Scientific: 1992

Seller ID: 2293312

ISBN: 9971507560

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket spine faded. 1992 Hard Cover. xx, 382 pp. The understanding of brain functions at the molecular level has been one of the greatest challenges for man. Up to now, the basis of its most important functions, including the development of consciousness and personality, and the mechanism of learning and memory, remains unknown. However, the pace of discovery at the morphological, cellular, neurophysiological and molecular levels of brain functions has been quite rapid in the past decades. Neurosciences has therefore been an advancing and extremely fascinating field of research which has made ... View more info

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Rats, Lice and History

By: Zinsser, Hans

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Transaction Publishers: 2008

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2195956

ISBN: 1412806720

Condition: Very Good


Top corner of book bumped. 2008 Trade Paperback. xxxi, 301 pp. When Rats, Lice and History appeared in 1935, Hans Zinsser was a highly regarded Harvard biologist who had never written about historical events. Although he had published under a pseudonym, virtually all of his previous writings had dealt with infections and immunity and had appeared either in medical and scientific journals or in book format. Today he is best remembered as the author of Rats, Lice, and History, which gone through multiple editions and remains a masterpiece of science writing for a general readership. To Zinss... View more info

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Incunable: Single Leaf from Theophrastus' Peri Phyton Altion [On the Causes of Plants]

By: [Theophrastus]

Price: $425.00

Publisher: Aldus Manutius: 1497

Seller ID: 2173010

Condition: Near Fine


Matted and framed. Slight wrinkle, but overall extremely well-preserved - no tears, stains, chips, or other markings. 1497 Single Sheet. Pages 133/134 of the edition of Peri Phyton Altion, or On the Causes of Plants, printed by Aldus Manutius in 15th century Venice. Theophrastus was a successor to Aristotle in the Peripatetic school at the Lyceum, and is often considered the father of botany, though his writings treated a variety of other scientific and philosophical topics. This particular work was influential in Renaissance science: it and his other major work on the subject, Enquiry into Pl... View more info