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Letters about the Hudson River, and Its Vicinity. Written in 1835-1837, with Additions and Engravings (Third Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Freeman Hunt & Co.: 1837

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2294763

Condition: Very Good


Third edition (Sabin 33849). Frontispiece fold-out map missing portion north of Pine Orchard. Circular stain on rear board, boards lightly soiled, ink name on front free endpaper, endpapers lightly foxed. 1837 Small Hard Cover. x, 252 pp. Two fold-out maps in text (complete). One fold-out engraving of Poughkeepsie Collegiate School. A collection of travel letters about the Hudson Rivers and the surrounding areas. View more info

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Selected Journals and Other Writings (Penguin Nature Classics)

By: Audubon, John James; Forkner, Ben

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1996

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195122

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Edges rubbed, pages toned. 1996 Trade Paperback. xliii, 573 pp. The fist one-volume selection of non-ornithological writings from one of America's premier naturalists and painters. Gathered here are the fruits of his [Audubon's] literary talent: journals, letters, bird biographies, a memoir of his early years, and stories of the American frontier.... His enormous efforts resulted in the finest collection of American birds ever painted by a single individual. Yet readers of this anthology of his writings will discover an equally monumental achievement--a life dedicated to the ap... View more info

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Audubon, Early Drawings

By: Audubon, John James; Rhodes, Richard; Edwards, Scott V.; Morris, Leslie A.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208610

ISBN: 0674031024

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. 2008 Large Hardcover. xxxv, 250 pp. In 1805, Jean Jacques Audubon was a twenty-year-old itinerant Frenchman of ignoble birth and indifferent education who had fled revolutionary violence in Haiti and then France to take refuge in frontier America. Ten years later, John James Audubon was an American citizen, entrepreneur, and family man whose fervent desire to “become acquainted with nature” had led him to reinvent himself as a naturalist and artist whose study of birds would soon earn him international acclaim. The drawings he made during this ... View more info

The Cultivated Evergreens: A Handbook of the Coniferous and Most Important Broad-Leaved Evergreens Planted for Ornament in the United State and Canada

By: Bailey, L. H.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The MacMillan Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294776

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Plate and page 1-2 loose but included. Light general wear. 1923 Large Hardcover. xvii, 434 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Numerous photographic plates and illustrations. CONTENTS: Part I. The Place and Care of Coniferous (Gymnospermous) Evergreens Grown for Ornament: The Coniferous Evergreens in the Landscape; Cultivation and Propagation of Conifers; Adaptation of Conifers; The Insects, Diseases, and Injuries of Ornamental Conifers. Part II. The Kinds of Cultivated Conifers (Gymnosperms) in North America: A Systematic Enumeration of the Conifers Cultivated in North America... 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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Concord River: Selections from the Journals of William Brewster

By: Brewster, William; Dexter, Smith O.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1937

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2287037

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. No jacket. ink name on front endpaper recto and verso. 1937 Hard Cover. vi, 258 pp. Deckled edge. Illustrated by Frank W. Benson. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: William Brewster (July 5, 1851 – July 11, 1919) was an American ornithologist. He co-founded the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) and was an early naturalist and conservationist.[1] View more info

Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places

By: Brill, Steve Wildman; Dean, Evelyn

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Hearst Books: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295114

ISBN: 0688114253

Condition: Near Fine


First edition - a paperback original. Faint smudge on bottom page ridge. 1994 Large Softcover. xii, 317 pp. Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places shows readers how to find and prepare more than five hundred different plants for nutrition and better health. It includes information on common plants such as mullein (a tea made from the leaves and flowers suppresses a cough), stinging nettle (steam the leaves and you have a tasty dish rich in iron), cattail (cooked stalks taste similar to corn and are rich in protein), and wild apricots (an infusio... 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

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The Writings of John Burroughs, with Portraits and Many Illustrations, in Fifteen [15] Volumes: Wake Robin; Winter Sunshine; Birds and Poets; Locusts and Wild Honey; Pepacton; Fresh Fields; Signs and Seasons; Indoor Studies; Riverby; Whitman; The Light of Day; Literary Values; Far and Near; Ways of Nature; Leaf and Tendril (Riverby Edition)

By: Burroughs, John

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1908

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2268253

Condition: Very Good


Spine of final volume and boards of a few volumes soiled, bottom marginal corner of volume eleven pages lightly stained. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in fifteen volumes, though additional volumes were released subsequently -- at the time of publication in 1908, this set comprised Burroughs entire body of work. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. Each volume includes black & white frontispiece and several photographic plates. John Burroughs was an influential naturalist in the 19th and early 20th century, particularly in his... View more info

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Literary Values and Other Papers

By: Burroughs, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294310

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (BAL 2172). Ink name on front endpaper. 1902 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 264, [4] pp. Original dark olive cloth spine over olive cloth boards, gilt and green titles, top edge gilt. A collection of essays concerned with literature, including discussion of Henry David Thoreau, Gilbert White, Ralph Waldo Emerson, literary style, books, etc. John Burroughs was an influential naturalist in the 19th and early 20th century, particularly in his advocacy of environmental conservation, and is perhaps only overshadowed as a nature essayist by Henry David Thorea... 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

Kennebec: Cradle of Americans (The Rivers of America Series)

By: Coffin, Robert P. Tristram

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rhinehart: 1937

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2294913

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. Red stain on rear jacket panel, minor chips to jacket spine head and jacket spine base. 1937 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 292 pp. The first volume in the popular The Rivers of America series. Illustrated by Maitland de Gogorza. Few Americans realize what a stirring and important part the Kennebec has played in the American story. The vessels built along its shores sailed the seas of the world and bold Kennebec Yankees went out to help pioneer a continent. Ragged little armies of colonial settlers tramped its valley to fight off the French and Ind... View more info

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Life and Death in a Coral Sea: The Undersea Discoveries of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

By: Cousteau, Jacques-Yves; Diole, Philippe

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2207360

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing. A nice copy.A few scratches to jacket rear, half-inch tear to top edge of jacket rear, jacket flaps creased. 1971 Large Hardcover. 302 pp. With 122 photographs in full color. Jacques-Yves Cousteau name is synonymous with underwater exploration. As indeed it should be. In the middle of the Second World War, Cousteau solved a problem that had restricted humans to the ocean's surface - or to where a person could dive on one long breath - since the beginning. Along with Emile Gagnan, he invited the Aqua-Lung, or, as it is more commonly called, the underwater regulator - a devise that... View more info

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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex

By: Darwin, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: A. L. Burt Company: 1900

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2292352

Condition: Good


No publisher date (Preface dated 1874). No jacket. Light stain on front board, spine lightly toned, pencil name on front free endpaper. 1900 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 797 pp. Top page ridge gilt. The Descent of Man, Darwin's second landmark work on evolutionary theory (following The Origin of the Species), marked a turning point in the history of science with its modern vision of human nature as the product of evolution. Darwin argued that the noblest features of humans, such as language and morality, were the result of the same natural processes that produ... View more info

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Sahara: The Extraordinary History of the World's Largest Desert

By: de Villiers, Marq; Hirtle, Sheila

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 2002

Seller ID: 2201193

ISBN: 0802776787

Condition: Very Good


General light wear. 2002 Trade Paperback. 326 pp. In the parched and seemingly lifeless heart of the Sahara desert, earthworms find enough moisture to survive. Four major mountain ranges interrupt the flow of dunes and gravel plains, and at certain times waterfalls cascade from their peaks. Even the sand amazes: massive dunes can appear almost overnight, and be gone just as quickly. We think we know the Sahara, the largest and most austere desert on Earth--yet it is full of surprises, as Marq de Villiers reveals in his brilliant and evocative biography of the land and its people. If you travel... View more info

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The Journals of Lewis and Clark

By: DeVoto, Bernard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Mariner Books: 1997

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203282

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Light edge wear. 1997 Trade Paperback. In 1803, the great expanse of the Louisiana Purchase was an empty canvas. Keenly aware that the course of the nation's destiny lay westward, and that a Voyage of Discovery would be necessary to determine the nature of the frontier, President Thomas Jefferson commissioned Meriwether Lewis to lead an expedition from the Missouri River to the northern Pacific coast and back. From 1804 to 1806, accompanied by co-captain William Clark, the Shoshone guide Sacajawea, and thirty-two men, Lewis mapped rivers, traced the principal waterways to the sea... View more info

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

By: Dillard, Annie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Perennial Library / Harper & Row: 1985

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2287997

ISBN: 0060912790

Condition: Good


First printing. Small chip along top corner of front wrapper, bottom corner of front wrapper creased, spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1985 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 271 pp. Her personal narrative highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs.An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons—a personal narrative highlighting one year's exploration on foot in the author's own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, Dillard stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; i... View more info

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Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror

By: Fallows, Rt. Rev. Samuel; Linthicum, Richard; White, Trumbull

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hubert D. Russell: 1906

Edition: Memorial Edition

Seller ID: 2286816

Condition: Near Fine


Memorial edition. No jacket. Spine very faintly toned, minor general wear. 1906 Hard Cover. 408 pp. Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror, Introduction by Rt. Rev. Samuel Fallows. A comprehensive and connected account of the terrible tragedy that befell the people of our Golden City--The Metropolis of the Golden Gate, and the death and ruin dealt many adjacent cities and surrounding country. Destroying earthquake comes without warning, in the early hours of the morning; immense structures topple and crumble; great Leland Stanford University succumbs; water mains demolished and fire comple... View more info

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Tales of Riverworld

By: Farmer, Philip Jose (Editor); Helstrom, Dane; Steele, Allen; Resnick, Mike; Malzberg, Barry N.; Jennings, Phillip C.; Turtledove, Harry; Gorman, Ed; Betancourt, John Gregory; Weinberg, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Warner Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2283972

ISBN: 0446362697

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1992 Mass Market Paperback. 326 pp. In this compilation of short stories, history meets the future as everyone who has ever lived awakens in Riverworld. Authors featured in the collection include Phillip C. Jennings, Harry Turtledove and Ed. Gorman. Riverworld is a fictional universe and the setting for a series of science fiction books written by Philip José Farmer. Located at an indeterminate distance from the Sol system and millennia in the future, the Riverworld is an Earthlike planet whose surface has been terraformed to consist solely ... View more info

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The Leguminous Plants of Wisconsin: The Taxonomy, Ecology and Distribution of the Leguminosae Growing in the State Without Cultivation

By: Fassett, Norman C.; Mose, Catherine

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The University of Wisconsin Press: 1961

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2291382

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. No jacket. A very nice copy. 1961 Hard Cover. xii, 157 pp. 9 3/8 x 6 1/4. Green boards, gilt on spine. Numerous photos, drawings, diagrams, maps. With drawings by Richard I. Evans. A Study of Epidermal Outgrowths by Catherine Mose. CONTENTS: Preface; The Distribution of the Leguminosae Native in Wisconsin; Artificial Key to the Leguminosae of Wisconsin Based on Vegetative Characters; Key Based on Flowers; Key Based on Fruits; Key Based on Seeds; Characteristics and Distributions of the Leguminosae of Wisconsin; Epidermal Outgrowths of the Leguminosae of Wisconsin; Glossary; In... View more info

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Timber: A Photographic History of Mississippi Forestry

By: Fickle, James E.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Mississippi Forestry Foundation, Incorporated/University Press of Mississippi: 2004

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2206920

ISBN: 1578067103

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author with inscription: For Professor Donald Wesley Ellis--Good friend, excellent companion and aficionado of old photographs and machines. James E. Fickle, 11/16/04. A very nice copy.Half-inch tear to jacket spine-base, jacket spine-head lightly bumped, jacket very faintly toned. 2004 Large Hardcover. xv, 151 pp. This collection of black-and-white images conveys the story of human impact on Mississippi's forests from the pioneer era to the present. Photographs gleaned from public and private archives tell a visual tale of the development of Mississippi's forest industries. Histo... View more info

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River: One Man's Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea

By: Fletcher, Colin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284418

ISBN: 0394574214

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. Pencil name on front endpaper. 1997 Hard Cover. 400 pp. At age sixty-seven, Colin Fletcher, the guru of backpacking in America, undertook a rigorous six-month raft expedition down the full length of the Colorado River--alone. He needed something to pare the fat off my soul...to make me grateful, again, for being alive. The 1,700 miles between the Colorado's source in Wyoming and its conclusion at Mexico's Gulf of California contain some of the most spectacular vistas on earth, and Fletcher is the ideal guide for the terrain. As hi... View more info

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Pastoral Days, or, Memories of a New England Year

By: Gibson, W. Hamilton

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1880

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2195471

Condition: Good


1881 printing. Includes some excellent interfoliata: laid in are numerous tissue paper sheets bearing detailed ink & pencil illustrations of various plants, with their names beneath. Corners a bit rubbed, binding shaken, a few pages sprung but sewings holding, ink name on front flyleaf. 1880 Large Hardcover. 153 pp. Dark green cloth, black titles, gilt, black & red decorations.. A celebration of the nature of New England, divided into four sections based on the seasons, with illustrations designed by W. Hamilton Gibson and engraved by numerous engravers. View more info

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Strolls by Starlight and Sunshine

By: Gibson, W. [William] Hamilton

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1891

Seller ID: 2266382

Condition: Very Good


1891 printing. 194, [2] pp. Olive cloth, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt. Illustrations and decorative headers, footers, and margins by the author. A celebration of nature by the American naturalist, detailing walks the author has taken outdoors. Includes: A Midnight Ramble; Night Witchery; Bird Notes; Bird Cradles; Prehistoric Botanists; The Wild Garden; Index. View more info

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The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company Inc: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2276041

ISBN: 0393303756

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 1987 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 476 pp. Evolutionary theory is the theme that binds together these essays on such seemingly disparate topics as the feeding habits of flamingos, flowers and snails that change from male to female and sometimes back again, and the extinction from baseball of the .400 hitter. Contents: Zoonomia (And Exceptions) Reversals - The Flamingo's Smile; Only His Wings Remained; Sex and Size; Boundaries- Living with Connections; A Most Ingenious Paradox; Theory and Perception - Two Admirable Cretionists - Adam's Navel; The Freezi... View more info

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Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1983

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2276043

ISBN: 0393311031

Condition: Near Fine


Ink number on front corner, sticker on front flyleaf. 1983 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 413, [3] pp. Over a century after Darwin published the Origin of Species, Darwinian theory is in a vibrantly healthy state, writes Stephen Jay Gould, its most engaging and illuminating exponent. Exploring the peculiar and mysterious particulars of nature, Gould introduces the reader to some of the many and wonderful manifestations of evolutionary biology. Contents: Prologue; SENSIBLE ODDITIES: Big Fish, Little Fish; Nonmoral Nature; The Guano Ring; Quick Lives and Quirky Ch... View more info

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Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

By: Gould, Stephen Jay

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1992

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2276045

ISBN: 0393308189

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing. Ink number on front corner, small sticker on front flyleaf. 1992 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 285, [3] pp. More than any other modern scientists, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world, including popular culture, to illuminate the realm of science. Ever Since Darwin, Stephen Jay Gould's first book, has sold more than a quarter of a million copies. Like all succeeding collections by this unique writer, it brings the a... View more info

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On Nature: Nature, Landscape, and Natural History

By: Halpern, Daniel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: North Point Press: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2184737

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Ink inscription on front endpaper.Very Good. 1987 Hard Cover. These twenty-four essays exhibit the broad range and style for whom nature is more than a passive subject for contemplation. View more info

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Up the Infinite Corridor: MIT and the Technical Imagination

By: Hapgood, Fred

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203076

ISBN: 0201082934

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Fine. 1993 Hard Cover. xii, 203 pp. In Up the Infinite Corridor, Fred Hapgood explores the mental landscape of engineering a style of thought, a mode of operation, a particular form of creativity that increasingly defines the trajectory of modern life. With the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as his point of reference, Hapgood traces the emergence of the profession from its mud-on-the-boots days preoccupied with canals and roads to its present absorption with cyber-space and micromachines. He also shows the evolution in how engineers are trained, from the ... View more info

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PrairyErth: (A Deep Map)

By: Heat Moon, William Least

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2204396

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy.Jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1991 Hard Cover. 624 pp. Maps on endpapers. Eight years in the making--a new American classic from the author of Blue Highways. William Least Heat-Moon's genius in PrairyErth lies in constructing a deep map of the Great Plains by penetrating time and space within a tiny portion of it: Chase County, Kansas. This story of Chase County's history, legends, heroes, and its extraordinary people looms as large as the universe itself.Keywords: HISTORY PRAIRIE COUNTRY WILDERNESS NATURE WILLIAM LEAST HEAT ... View more info