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Roadless Area

By: Brooks, Paul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1951119


First edition. Very good in good jacket. Owner bookplate on half-title page, jacket price clipped, jacket toned, jacket edges rubbed with some loss along top edge. 1964 Hard Cover. xiii, 259, [1] pp. 8vo. The thirty-third book to win the John Burroughs Medal for excellence in natural history. The adventures of a man and wife in the American wilderness and other remote places, from the Alaskan tundra to the game reserves of East Africa. View more info

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The Crystal Desert: Summers in Antarctica

By: Campbell, David G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2102846


First edition. Two reviews laid in. Owner sticker on front flyleaf, page ridges faintly foxed, jacket price clipped.Near Fine. 1992 Hard Cover. 308 pp. 8vo. Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for excellence in natural history in 1994. The winner of the Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award surveys the history of the Antarctica Peninsula, from its exploration to its exploitation to the researches of contemporary scientists, and explores the evolution of its unusual a... View more info

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Into Africa

By: Packer, Craig

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2102020


First edition. Review laid in. Owner sticker on front endpaper. 1994 Hard Cover. vii, 277 pp. 8vo. Winner of the John Burroughs Medal in 1995. Craig Packer takes us into Africa for a journey of fifty-two days in the fall of 1991. But this is more than a tour of magnificent animals in an exotic, faraway place. A field biologist since 1972, Packer began his work studying primates at Gombe and then the lions of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater with his wife and colle... View more info

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The Song of the Dodo: Island Biogeography in an Age of Extinctions

By: Quammen, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Scribner: 1996

Seller ID: 2269454


Former library copy--usual marks. 1996 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 702 pp. Winner of the John Burroughs Medal for excellence in natural history in 1997. Blending elements of science, historical narrative, and travel, the award-winning author of Natural Acts takes a close-up look at island biogeography, the science of the geographic distribution of life on islands, and its significance in terms of evolution and extinction. View more info

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The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific

By: Whitty, Julia

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1951112


First edition. Includes original jacket. Owner bookplate and brief ink note on front endpaper, printed review laid in.Near Fine. 2007 Hard Cover. viii, 292 pp. The seventy-fourth book to receive the John Burroughs Medal for excellence in natural history. A master diver and filmmaker on the mystery, fragility—and heart-stopping adventure—of underwater life in the South Pacific. Julia Whitty paints a mesmerizing, scientifically rich portrait of teeming coral reefs in t... View more info