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Image for Five Color Natural History Prints Depicting Seashells from the Turbo Genus [Conchology, Sea Shells, Snails, Mollusca, Turbinidae]

Five Color Natural History Prints Depicting Seashells from the Turbo Genus [Conchology, Sea Shells, Snails, Mollusca, Turbinidae]

By: N/A

Price: $95.00

Seller ID: 2066331

Condition: Very Good


Each print faintly foxed. Five matted and framed color prints. Frames 8 5/8 x 11 3/8, images 5 7/8 x 8 1/4. Matted and framed by Summit Glass and Picture Frame Company on Aug. 1 1966. These were acquired as part of a large collection of books and prints on seashell collecting and conchology, and most likely came from a 19th century volume on conchology (they are labeled plates 9, 10, 21, 24, and 33), though we were unable to identify which work this might have been. Each print features shells from the Turbinidae genus, also known as turban snails or turbos. View more info

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The Nature Calendar: Wild Flowers

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Barse & Hopkins: 1913

Seller ID: 2201036

Condition: Very Good


Includes original box. Tears to box corners. 1913 Large Softcover. A mixture of scientific information on various flowers, beautiful verse, and tipped in chromolithographs. View more info

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And So My Garden Grows (The Mother Goose Library)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1969

Seller ID: 2291335

ISBN: 0437765040

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date (circa 1969). No jacket. Board corners lightly rubbed, ink gift note on front flyleaf verso. Unpaginated. From silver bells and cockle shells to roof-top flower pots, every kind of garden grows in these pictures of 19th-Century Italy.--Rear board. Illustrations by Peter Spier. View more info

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Arnold Arboretum Harvard University: A Cumulative Index to Arnoldia, Volumes 1-29 (1941-1969)

By: Arnold Arboretum

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Arnold Arboretum: 1970

Seller ID: 2208285

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1970 Soft Cover. 87 pp. Arnold Arboretum Harvard University: A Cumulative Index to Arnoldia, Volumes 1-29 (1941-1969).KEYWORDS: HARVARD UNIVERSITY EDUCATION ARNOLD ARBORETUM GARDEN GARDENING BOTANY HORTICULTURE REFERENCE View more info

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An Introduction to Acarology

By: Baker, Edward W.; Wharton, G.W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2260332

Condition: Good


Front hinge just starting, minor ink marks in text, pages thumb-indexed by previous owner (Robert L. Gering, a Ph.D. in the field of arachnology, from whose library this volume was acquired). 1952 Hard Cover. xiii, [1], 465 pp. 8vo. A monograph on mites and ticks, written by an entomologist and a zoologist. Color frontispiece, black-and-white illustrations in text. View more info

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Landscape Plants for the Southeast

By: Batson, Wade T.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of South Carolina Press: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266618

ISBN: 0872494330

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 1984 Hard Cover. xxi, 406 pp. Each species is illustrated by at least one drawing, usually of the flower and leaf. This volume is invaluable for homeowners selecting plants for the yard, for plant enthusiasts trying to identify the plants they encounter, and for nurserymen and professional landscapes. View more info

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The Language of Life: An Introduction to the Science of Genetics

By: Beadle, George & Muriel

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1966

Edition: First American Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2263983

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by both authors without attribution on half-title page ('Sincerely, George Beadle, Muriel Beadle'). Faint abrasion on front board. 1966 Full-Leather. x, [4], 242, [4] pp. 8vo. Finely rebound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full beige morocco with gilt titles, rules, and decorations, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. The collector who had these rebound included his/her monogram on the corner of the front board: O.C.S. A description of the science of genetics by George Beadle and his wife Muriel. George Beadle won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work with Edw... View more info

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Experiments and Observations on the Gastric Juice and the Physiology of Digestion: Facsimile of the Original Edition of 1833, together with a Biographical Essay, 'A Pioneer American Physiologist' (Dover Books on Science S527)

By: Beaumont, William; Osler, William

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Dover Publications, Inc.: 1959

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2077078

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned, small sticker remnant on front corner. 1959 Trade Paperback. xl, 280, 16 pp. A facsimile edition of the 1833 medical treatise on digestion by a U.S. Army surgeon, with a biographical essay by William Osler. Garrison Morton 989: Alexis St. Martin, a Canadian half breed who had sustained a gastric fistula, was treated and investigated by Beaumont. With his human medium, Beaumont was the first to study digestion and the movements of the stomach in vivo. His work on the subject was the most important before Pavlov. Referenced in Hoolihan 1393. 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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Plant Form: An Illustrated Guide to Flowering Plant Morphology

By: Bell, Adrian D.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2264676

ISBN: 0198542194

Condition: Good


Wrappers and pages lightly cocked, wrappers faintly toned, sticker on rear wrapper. 1991 Soft Cover. xiii, 341 pp. This profusely illustrated book provides comprehensive coverage of the immense variation in the external structure of flowering plants. It defines the innumerable details of growing and mature plants, describing their leaves, flowers, roots and seeds in a manner that will enable professionals and amateurs alike to identify many difficult features. The book also explains much of the terminology that is used in advanced botanical texts and reference books, but rarely explained for n... View more info

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Nature's Garden: An Aid to Knowledge of Our Wild Flowers and Their Insect Visitors

By: Blanchan, Neltje

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2267728

Condition: Very Good


Spine head, spine base and corners very lightly rubbed. 1927 Large Hardcover. xiii, 415 pp. Color plates and many other illustrations photographed directly from nature by Henry Troth and A.R. Dugmore. CONTENTS: Preface; List of Illustrations; Blue to Purple Flowers; Magenta to Pink Flowers; White and Greenish Flowers; Yellow and Orange Flowers; Red and Indefinites; Fragrant Flowers or Leaves; Unpleasantly Scented; Plants and Shrubs Conspicuous in Fruit; Plant Families Represented; Index of Scientific Names; Index of English Names. View more info

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Bibliographia Araneorum: Analyse Methodique de Toute la Litterature Araneologique Jusqu-en 1939, Tome I [1]

By: Bonnet, Pierre

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Les Freres Douladoure: 1945

Seller ID: 2260318

Condition: Good


Custom bound in blue cloth with previous owner's initials (S.C.B.) on spine base, gilt titles. Pages toned, bookplate, pamphlet, and small note laid in, ink name and date on front endpaper, explaining that Robert L. Gering (a Ph.D. in arachnology, from whose library this work was acquired) purchased this book from the library of the late Sherman C. Bishop. 1945 Hard Cover. xvii, 832 pp. 8vo. A French bibliography of works on the study of spiders, the first of three proposed volumes, though the second volume ended up being released in five parts. This volume includes: Introduction; Liste alphab... View more info

Field Treatment of Tobacco Root-Rot

By: Briggs, Lyman J.

Price: $2.00

Publisher: U.S. Department of Agriculture: 1908

Seller ID: 1282352

Condition: Very Good


Pages toned, pencil markings on front cover. 1908 Soft Cover. CONTENTS: Nature of Root-rot; Field treatment of root-rot; Occurrence of root-rot; Field experiments showing the bad effects of alkaline commercial fertilizers on root-rot soils; Greenhouse experiments with alkaline fertilizers; Summary. View more info

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An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada (Volume I)

By: Britton, Nathaniel Lord; Brown, Hon. Addison

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dover: 1970

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2264674

ISBN: 0486226425

Condition: Very Good


1970 reissue of 1913 original. Revised and enlarged edition. Ink name on page ridges, wrappers faintly toned, top page ridge faintly foxed. xxix, 680 pp. Volume I only. This monumental classic of botany remains unsurpassed as the most comprehensive and reliable work on the flora of the Northeastern United States and reliable parts of Canada. An encyclopedic collection of information, it illustrates and describes by botanists and growing wild from Virginia to the Northern reaches of Labrador, and as far West as Kansas and Manitoba. This second edition, materially revised and enlarged, covers 46... View more info

Image for Handbook on Dwarfed Potted Trees: The Bonsai of Japan (Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record Plants and Gardens, Vol. 9, No. 3)

Handbook on Dwarfed Potted Trees: The Bonsai of Japan (Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record Plants and Gardens, Vol. 9, No. 3)

By: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1959

Seller ID: 2286597

Condition: Very Good


Minor ink and pencil notes on rear wrapper. 1959 Stapled Binding. 96 pp. Topics include a popular guide to bonsai culture, how the Japanese grow and train dwarf trees, kinds suitable for American amateurs, and more. View more info

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Charles Darwin: Voyaging

By: Browne, Janet

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 2198268

Condition: Very Good


4th printing. Minimal pencil marginalia. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiii, 605 pp. Few lives of great men offer so much interest--and so many mysteries--as the life of Charles Darwin, the greatest figure of nineteenth-century science, whose ideas are still inspiring discoveries and controversies more than a hundred years after his death. Yet only now, with the publication of Voyaging, the first of two volumes that will constitute the definitive biography, do we have a truly vivid and comprehensive picture of Darwin as man and as scientist. Drawing upon m... View more info

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Charles Darwin: The Power of Place

By: Browne, Janet

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 2198269

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. Minimal pencil marginalia. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 591 pp. In 1858, Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside. He was not yet a focus of debate; his big book on species still lay on his desk as a manuscript. For more than twenty years he had been accumulating material for it, puzzling over the questions that it raised, trying to bring it to a satisfactory conclusion, and wanting to be certain that his startling theory of evolution was correct.It is at this point t... View more info

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Plant (DK Eyewitness Books)

By: Burnie, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DK Publishing: 2004

Seller ID: 2205015

ISBN: 0756607159

Condition: Near Fine


An exceptional copy. 2004 Hard Cover. Here is a an original and exciting new look at the fascinating natural world of plants. Stunning real-life photographs of flowers, fruits, seeds, leaves and more offer a unique eyewitness view of the natural history of plant anatomy and growth. See the biggest flower in the world, where a seed develops, what the inside of a plant stem looks like, how a flower attracts insects, what a plant's reproductive organs look like, and how a dandelion spreads its seeds. Learn how plants defend themselves, why flowers are brightly colored, how a plant can climb, why ... View more info

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Plant (Eyewitness Books)

By: Burnie, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1989

Seller ID: 2278885

ISBN: 0394822528

Condition: Very Good


Light foxing to page ridge. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. The most impressive feature of this book is the quality of the carefully composed images, such as the time-lapse aging of a blossom. Each superb spread contains a complete topic, including how a plant is pollinated, how seeds are spread, and surviving above the snow line. View more info

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America's Garden Book

By: Bush-Brown, Louise and James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1943

Seller ID: 2266616

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine very faintly toned. 1943 Hard Cover. xxi, 1241 pp. Endpapers illustrated with a ma of zones of hardiness. CONTENTS: Soil and Soil Improvement; Design; Construction Problems; Lawns; Ground Covers; Vines; Trees; Shrubs; Hedges; Annuals; Biennials; Herbaceous Perennials; Bulbs, Corms, and Tubers; Lilies; Roses; Rock and Wall Gardens; The Woodland Garden; Water and Bog Gardens; The Herb Garden; City Gardens; Flower Pot Gardens; Coldframes and Hotbeds; The Small Greenhouse; House Plants and the Window Garden; The Culture of Plants in Nutrient Solutions; The Home Fruit Garden; The H... View more info

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The Arachnid Order Chelonethida (Stanford University Publications University Series, Biological Sciences, Volume VII, Number 1 [Vol. 7, No. I])

By: Chamberlin, Joseph Conrad

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Stanford University Press: 1931

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2260279

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed to fellow arachnologist Robert L. Gering (from whose library this volume was acquired) and signed by author on dedication page, signed by author again without inscription on title page. Possible custom rebinding (we have another copy from the same collection in red cloth with gilt titles on the spine - this is plain brown cloth with no title on the exterior). Rear hinge a bit shaken. 1931 Hard Cover. 284 pp. 8vo. A study of pseudoscorpions by an arachnologist who spent much of his career as an expert in this particular field. Black-and-white diagrams throughout. View more info

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Laboratory Notes for Zoology 225: Arachnology

By: Chamberlin, R.V.; Mulaik, S.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: R.L. Gering:

Seller ID: 2260274

Condition: Good


A bit musty, a few pages in need of reinforcement along binder rings. A three-ring binder containing typed and handwritten notes and class worksheets for a college-level course on arachnids, with thumb tabs dividing the material into the following sections: Microthelyphonida;Pedipalpida; Ricinulei; Solpugida; Chelonethida; Scorpionida; Opiliones; Acarina; Araneida. Acquired from the working library of a Ph.D. in the field. View more info

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Some Common Mushrooms and How to Know Them (United States Department of Agriculture, Circular No. 143)

By: Charles, Vera K.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: United States Department of Agriculture: 1946

Seller ID: 2267169

Condition: Good


One-inch tear along top and bottom edges of front wrapper, small sticker on front wrapper, one-inch by one-inch chip along top edge of rear wrapper, bookplate and ink stamp on front wrapper verso. 1946 Stapled Binding. 60 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Danger from Poisonous Fungi; Agaricaceae (gill fungi); Polyporaceae (pore fungi); Hydnaceae (tooth fungi); Clavariaceae (coral fungi); Phallaceae (stinkhorn fungi); Lycoperdaceae (puffballs); Ascomycetes (sac fungi); Collateral Reading; Glossary; Index of Species. View more info

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The Survival of Charles Darwin

By: Clark, Ronald W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Random House: 1984

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2202876

Condition: Good


Tearing to upper rear jacket with small chip. 1984 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. A thoroughly researched book that gives insight into Darwin as a kindly country gentleman who spent his life in earnest study of nature. View more info

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Our Ferns in Their Haunts: A Guide to All the Native Species

By: Clute, Willard N.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1901

Seller ID: 2288795

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. xii, 332 pp. Color frontispiece. Illustrated by William Walworth Stilson. CONTENTS: List of Illustrations; Preface; The Uncoiling Fronds; The Osmundas; The Rattlesnake Fern and the Adder's Tongue; The Moonwort and Its Allies; The Bracken; The Cliff Brakes; The Woodsias; The Christmas and Holly Ferns; The Marsh Fern Tribe; The Wood Ferns; The Rock Spleenworts; The Lady Fern and Its Kin; The Polypodies; The Bladder Ferns; The Chain Ferns; The Boulder Fern; Cheilanthes and Maidenhair; The Sensitive and Ostrich Ferns; The Walking ... View more info

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The Fern Allies of North America North of Mexico

By: Clute, Willard Nelson

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1905

Seller ID: 2288796

Condition: Near Fine


Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, ink name and ink stamp on front endpaper. 1905 Hard Cover. xiv, 278 pp. With more than one hundred and fifty illustrations by Ida Martin Clute. Color frontispiece. CONTENTS: List of Illustrations; Preface; The Fern Allies; Key to the Families of Fern Allies; The Equisetaceae: Scouring-Rushes and Horsetails; Key to the Species of Equisetum; The Evergreen Equisetums, or Scouring-Rushes; The Deciduous Equisetums, or Horsetails; The Lycopodiaceae, or Club-Mosses; Key to the Lycopodiums; The Trailing Lycopodiums; The Erect or Decumbent Lycopodiums; The Psilot... View more info

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The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience (Theology and the Sciences)

By: d'Aquili, Eugene; Newberg, Andrew B.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Fortress Press: 1999

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2289077

ISBN: 0800631633

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. A nice copy. 1999 Trade Paperback. ix, 228 pp. How does the mind experience the sacred? What biological mechanisms are involved in mystical states and trances? Is there a neurological basis for patterns in comparative religions? Does religion have an evolutionary function? This pathbreaking work by two leading medical researchers explores the neurophysiology of religious experience. Building on an explanation of the basic structure of the brain, the authors focus on parts most relevant to human experience, emotion, and cognition. On this basis, they plot how the brain is invol... View more info

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Gardens: Private and Personal (A Garden Club of America Book)

By: D'Oench, Nancy; Martin, Bonny

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Abrams: 2008

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2291139

ISBN: 0810972808

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author with inscription, For Chris, Enjoy these beautiful gardens and your own! Nancy D'Oench. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. A near fine copy in a near fine jacket. 2008 Large Hardcover. 255 pp. More than 90 exquisite gardens were photographed all around the United States especially for this book by Mick Hales, one of the world’s leading garden photographers. Organized according to parts of the garden?entryways, herbaceous borders, water features, hedges, etc.?the pictures are accompanied by insightful commentaries and extended captions. Quotations from the owners?dedicated gar... View more info

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Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain

By: Damasio, Antonio R.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Avon: 1994

Seller ID: 2274743

ISBN: 0380726475

Condition: Good


Ink mark to front endpaper, pages lightly toned. 1994 Trade Paperback. 312 pp. Since Descartes famously proclaimed, I think, therefore I am, science has often overlooked emotions as the source of a person’s true being. Even modern neuroscience has tended, until recently, to concentrate on the cognitive aspects of brain function, disregarding emotions. This attitude began to change with the publication of Descartes’ Error in 1995. Antonio Damasio -- 'one of the world’s leading neurologists' (The New York Times) -- challenged traditional ideas about the connection between emotions and rati... View more info

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The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: The Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin: 1982

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2281493

ISBN: 0140432051

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Light edge wear. 1982 Trade Paperback. In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. Arguing for a material, not divine, origin of species, he showed that new species are achieved by 'natural selection'. Development, diversification, decay, extinction and absence of plan are all inherent to his theories. View more info