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Nature and Science

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1 Ball, Philip Life's Matrix: A Biography of Water
NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2000 0374186286) First Edition Printed Wrapper Fine None Issued 
First printing. UNCORRECTED PROOF copy, fine in printed wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Boorse, Henry A., Lloyd Motz, and Jefferson Hane Weaver The Atomic Scientists: A Biographical History
NY: Wiley Science Editions / John Wiley & Sons 1989 0471504556 / 9780471504559 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Near Fine 
First printing. Illustrated. Traces the fascinating history and gradual refinement of one of the most profound ideas in science, approaching the atom through detailed biographies of its famous and lesser known proponents. A Near Fine copy in Very Near Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Botkin, Daniel B., Stephen Jay Gould, et Al. Forces of Change: A New View of Nature
Washington D.C: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, with The National Geographic Society 2000 0792275969 / 9780792275961 First Edition Original Wraps Near Fine 
First printing. Large format (9 x 12"), softbound in pictorial covers. Explores a different facet of Earth's present state and what the future may hold in engrossing essays by more than 20 distinguished contributors, highlighted by more than 125 dramatic and colorful photographs and illustrations. Previous owner's date and initials to the top of the title page, else very fine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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4 Breton, Mary Joy Women Pioneers for the Environment
Ithaca NY Northeastern Univ Press 1998 1555533655 / 9781555533656 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Signed by Author
First printing. Hardcover, some photographs. Stories of over 40 women activists in environmental preservation. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed to the author's mentor and editor. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Breton, Mary Joy Women Pioneers for the Environment
Ithaca NY Northeastern Univ Press 1998 1555533655 / 9781555533656 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Hardcover, some photographs. Stories of over 40 women activists in environmental preservation. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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6 Burk, Bruce Game Bird Carving (New Revised Edition)
Tulsa, OK: Winchester Press 1982 0876913591 / 9780876913598 First Edition Thus Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Signed by Author
First printing of this revised edition. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by the author: "To.... Best of luck with your bird carving! Bruce Burk, 1-22-83". Updated and greatly enlarged to include more thorough explanations of the individual feathering techniques and other new methods, instructions for additional advanced projects, more material on mounting bases, revised data on bird structural dimensions, and more than 300 new photographs and drawings. Includes a promotional letter and two three-panel glossy flyers promoting Burk's waterfowl study books. A Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket with just minor overall rubbing. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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7 Carson, Rachel L. The Sea Around Us
NY: Oxford University Press 1951 Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 
Early printing. Second book by Carson, who a decade later would shock the world with Silent Spring. Illustrated by Katherine L. Howe. Fine in a very good or better dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Caruthers, William Loafing Along Death Valley Trails: A Personal Narrative of People and Places
Pomona, CA: Death Valley Publishing Co. 1951 Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
A fine copy in very good dust jacket with some edgewear. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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9 Davis, Margaret Leslie Rivers in the Desert: William Mulholland and the Inventing of Los Angeles
NY: HarperCollins 1993 0060166983 / 9780060166984 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First printing. Excellent history of the spectacular triumphs and devastating tragedies of the self-educated engineer. Though no stranger to controversy, Mulholland deserves this clear assessment after the politically-inspired, vitriolic, foam-at-the-mouth "fictionalization" of his character in Roman Polanski's otherwise fine 1975 film noir, "Chinatown." A fine copy in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Detmold, E. J. (Illustrator); Mrs. Rodolph Stawell (adaptation of text) Fabre's Book of Insects
NY: Tudor Publishing Company 1937 First Edition Decorative Cloth Fine Very Near Fine 
Seventh printing of this popular issue (the first was in 1935). IN ORIGINAL DUST JACKET AND PUBLISHER'S BOX. Large format hardcover. 12 magnificent tipped-in color plates by Detmold, each with its own captioned tissue guard. A Very Fine copy in a Very Near Fine dust jacket (2 small closed tears to the edges of the front panel) in a Very Good or better box with pictorial cover label (light corner wear and overall rubbing, but edges are very firm). Book is tight, jacket bright, and box is extemely solid; uncommon thus. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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11 Fraser, Jacqueline; Ammen, Amy Dual Ring Dog : Successful Training for Both Conformation and Obedience Competition
NY: Howell Book House 1991 0-87605-539-0 / 9780876055397 First Edition Hard Cover Very Near Fine None Issued 
First printing. Very scarce title for the show dog owner. A Very Near fine copy. Issued without dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Glasgow, Vaughn L. A Social History of the American Alligator: The Earth Trembles With His Thunder
NY: St. Martin's Press 1991 0312062877 / 9780312062873 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First Printing. A Very Fine copy in Very Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Glynn, Ian An Anatomy of Thought: The Origin and Machinery of the Mind
London: Weidenfeld and Nicholson 1999 0-297-82002-8 / 9780297820024 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
First edition. Illustrated. Draws upon physiology, neurology, psychology, anthropology, linguistics and philosophy to explain the nature of seeing, of language and of thought. Fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Harsen, Eric (editor) Stranger in the Forest : On Foot Across Borneo
NY: Houghton Mifflin Company 1988 0-395-44093-9 / 9780395440933 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
First printing. Illustrated with photographs. Both a gripping adventure story and a rare and intimate look at the vanishing way of life of the Penan, one of the last surviving groups of rain-forest dwellers. A near fine copy (pen mark to bottom edge) in near fine dust jacket with a couple of closed tears. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Hoyt, Erich The Earth Dwellers: Adventures in the Land of Ants
NY: Simon & Schuster 1996 1840180870 / 9781840180879 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine 
First printing. Shows the world from the ant's point of view, as the plant underground gardens and harvest crops, raise other insects a slivestock, build their own roadways and bridges, and communicate using a commplex system of chemical and tactile messages, make war, stage bizarre tournaments, and display such feats of altruism and loyalty to their mates that when Darwin learned of ant behavior he thought his theory of evolution by natural selection was in trouble. Follows renowned field biologists Edward O. Wilson and William L. Brown Jr. on the nature reserve of La Selva in Costa Rica. Previous owner must have creased the beginning page of each chapter about 1/4" all along the side (actually kind of cool!), else fine in fine dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Hurt, Harry III For All Mankind
NY: Atlantic Monthly Press 1988 0871131706 / 9780871131706 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
First edition. Illustrated with photographs. "From 1968 to 1972 twenty-four astronauts went to the moon. For the first time, men set foot on another world. Here, in the words of the men who went there, is the story of the greatest adventure in human history -- the voyage to the moon." Near fine in like dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Jaeger, Edmund C. The North American Deserts
Stanford University Press 1957 Hard Cover Fine Very Good 
Second printing. Illustrated with photos and drawings. Explores the five great deserts of North America: the Chihuahuan, sonoran, Navahoan, Mohavean, and the Great Basin. A fine copy in very good dust jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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18 Johns, June The Mating Game: Sex, Love & Courtship in the Zoo
NY: St. Martin's 1970 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Near Fine 
First printing. With the dangers of predatory attack and starvation eliminated, animals in captivity devote more time to procreation. This wide-ranging survey concentrates on their often startling actions before and during mating. A fine copy in very near fine dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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19 LeMaster, Richard Waterfowl: The Artist's Guide to Anatomy, Attitude, and Color
Chicago: Contemporary Books, Inc. 1983 0809254727 / 9780809254729 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Near Fine Signed by Author
First printing. Large format hardcover, fully illustrated with drawings, diagrams, and photos in b/w and color. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by the author: "To ..., With best wishes to a fellow carver! Richard 'Dick' LeMaster, 1983". A Fine copy in Very Near Fine dust jacket. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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20 Lippincott, Kristen Eyewitness Science Series: Astronomy
NY: Dorling Kindersley 1994 1-56458-680-4 / 9781564586803 Hard Cover Fine None Issued 
Magnificently illustrated throughout in full color. Fascinating treatment of astronomy, part of Dorling Kindersley's excellent Eyewitness Science series. A fine copy with just a touch of rubbing, issued without dust jacket. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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