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Weekend Walks on the Delmarva Peninsula : Walks and Hikes in Deleware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia

By: Abercrombie, Jay

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Woodstock, Vt., Countryman Press: 2006

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 005680


256 pp., index, numerous maps, b&w photos. Close to new, no markings or spine creases. Abercrombie, an entomologist and field biologist, presents the agrarian and maritime flavor that lingers on the edge of the Washington-Baltimore metropolis. His 33 suggested walks range from an easy stroll to a challenging backpacking trip. The territory includes Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia. View more info

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A Natural History of the Senses

By: Ackerman, Diane

Price: $4.00

Publisher: NY, Vintage Books (Random House): 1991

Edition: 9th Printing

Seller ID: 006010


One-inch vertical tear near top of spine on front cover. Slight rubbing on spine edges. Light toning. Text clean. A collection of sprightly essays about each of the sensory experiences. This book will make you more aware of things you see, hear, feel, smell and taste without thinking. View more info

Living Free: The Story of Elsa and Her Cubs

By: Adamson, Joy

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt, Brace & World: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 0503003850


161 pp., 64 pp. b&w photos. Map. Light foxing on end papers. light rubbing on edges of dj, half-inch tear on rear panel. Spine edges worn. The sequel to Born Free: the Adamsons relate their life in Africa with a lioness and her cubs. Introduction by Sir Julian Huxley. View more info

Handbook on Orchid Culture

By: American Orchid Society

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Cambridge Massachusetts, American Orchid Society: 1982

Edition: Revised.

Seller ID: 009825


80 pp. on glossy stock including 25 pp. of advertising matter at rear. Dozens on color photos. Very pale yellow highlighting of a few paragraphs on about a dozen pages. Rest of text clean. Corner crease on front cover. Overall, every little wear. A collection of about 50 short articles, some on orchid cultivation in general, others pertaining to particular species. A revised edition of a handbook first published by the societyin 1971. Size: 8mo -- 9 in Tall View more info

The Cat Who Came for Christmas

By: Amory, Cleveland

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Penguin Books: 1995

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 009773


240 pp. Light wear, corner crease and thumbing. Text clean. Amory tells how he was tamed by an alley cat he dubbed Polar Bear. Size: 12mo-7.75 in Tall View more info

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Payne's Prairie: A History of the Great Savanna

By: Andersen, Lars

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Sarasota, Florida, Pineapple Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009370


156 pp. with bibliography, index, historical photos, b&w illustrations. Nearly new, sticker glue remains on rear panel of dust jacket. No markings. A natural and political history of a large grassland basin south of Gainesville, Florida, now a conservation area. Size: 8vo--8.75 in Tall View more info

The Territorial Imperative

By: Ardrey, Robert

Price: $3.60

Publisher: NY, Atheneum: 1966

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 002757


390 pp. Heavy edge rubbing on dust jacket, light edgewear on brown cloth cover. Name on front endpaper, no other markings. Slight slant to spine, sturdy binding, slight toning of text. With bibliography. Subtitled: "A personal inquiry into the animal origins of property and nations." Ardrey presents his pop anthropology theory about man's sense of ownership tracing back to animal instincts of territoriality. View more info

The Personality of the Dog

By: Aymarm Brandt and Sagarin, Edward, Eds.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Bonanza Books: 1964

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 009911


355 pp Still tight and lightly read collection of scores of short stories, essays and poems about dogs and their varied traits. Authors represented include Virginia Woolf, MacKinlay Kantor, Farley Mowat, Anton Chekhov, Don Marquis, Lord Byron, Albert Payson Terhune and many others. Text clean, light soil and darkening of ochre boarrds. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in View more info

The Travels of William Bartrram

By: Bartram, William

Price: $48.00

Publisher: New Haven Conn., Yale University Press: 1958

Edition: Naturalist's Edition.

Seller ID: 009338


727 pp., plus about 20 pp. of rear material (photos, maps). Gift inscripton on endpaper. No other markings. Firm binding. Light rubbing along spine joints and light scuffing to covers but still very handsome. Lacks jacket. Foldout map of Bartram's journeys in the South. Edited with commentary by Francis Harper, a researcher with John Bartram Association in Philadelphia. A compilation of Bartram's highly details travel diaries when he explored southern wilderness areas in... View more info

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In a Patch of Fireweed: A Biologist's Life in the Field

By: Bernd Heinrich

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Cambridge Massachusetts, Harvard University Press: 1991

Edition: First Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 009986


194 pp. Close to new. No markings. Lightly read. Spine uncreased. A University of Vermont zoologist writes about his field studies of various insects, expanding into a reflection on his life in science and the forest environment. Size: 8vo -- 9 in High View more info

Hill Country Harvest

By: Borland, Hal

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1967: 1967

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 001004


Cloth & Boards. Good/Fair. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 377 pp. Corners rounded and some yellowing on edges, but text is fresh. Chipping on rear of dust jacks and light fraying on cover. Borland, a New York Times nature writer, relates a year of seasons in the natural landscape surrounding his home in the Connecticut hill. A date is written in ink on the free front end paper, otherwise no markings. View more info

A Dog's Life: A Year in the Life of a Dog Family

By: Burton, Jane and Allaby, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Ebury Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006011


127 pp. on glossy stock. Light edgewear and fading along edges. Small tears at dj corners. Text clean. Numerous color photos, many full page. A photographic record of a year of raising a collie and her litter. With detailed commentary on puppy growth and development, and a general overview of the canine world. View more info

America's Garden Book

By: Bush-Brown, James and Louise

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1965

Edition: Revised.

Seller ID: 009723


752 pp., more than 250 b&w photos and drawings. Comprehensive guide to constructing a garden and choosing plants (flowers, vegetables, shrubs, etc.) 42 chapters, plus list of famous public gardens. Index includes botanical names. Due to printing error, most of chapter on shrubs is upside down. Rest of text OK. No markings. Moderate wear, some edges rubbed. Binding still strong. A few stains on textblock edges, 2 small spots on rear cover's lower corner. Size: 8v0 -- 9.25... View more info

Silent Spring

By: Carson, Rachel

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Fawcett Crest: 1962

Seller ID: 010302


304 pp. Some rubbing along spine edge. Light edgewear. Binding sturdy. light toning. Photos and quotes of Carson pasted on preliminary pages. Previous owner's address label on first page. The classic book that launched the American environmental movement of the 1960s and '70s. Possibly the first paperback printing. Size: 8vo -- 7 in Tall View more info

A Hiking Guide to the Trails of Florida

By: Carter, Elizabeth F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Birmingham Ala., Menasha Ridge Press: 1987

Edition: Stated First Printing.

Seller ID: 005893


127 pp. with bibliography, index, numerous maps. Light edge rubbing; no markings, spine uncreased. A summary of 41 trails in all parts of Florida. Includes pointers about special features, wildlife to spot, trail length, access, level of difficulty, etc. Some of the venues included: Blackwater River State Forest; Osceola Natl Forest; Withlacoochee State Forest; Ocala Natl Forest; St. Mark's Natl Wildlife Refuge; Merritt Is. Refuge; Wekiva Springs; Everglades; Fort Clinch... View more info

Best Loved Dogs of the World

By: Chandler, Jennie

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Secaucus, N.J., Chartwell Books: 1980

Seller ID: 002048


94 pp. Near fine except for slight upper corner rippling on half dozen pages at rear of book. Rear lower corner rubbed. No markings. A stunning collection of dog photos and text, emphasizing the larger breeds. Includes historical notes and summary of characteristics of each breed. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

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Roadside Geology of Utah (Roadside Geology Series)

By: Chronic, Halka

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Missoula, Montana, Mountain Press Publishing Company: 1991

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: 010126


326 pp.Numerous small b&w photos of rock formations, location maps. Curled front cover, and thumbed, but else close to new. No markings, spine uncreased. A detailed description of geological formations in Utah that are visible or easily reachable from highways and a few side roads. Plus general background on Earth's composition and movements. Written for the layman but with precise scientific terminology. With index and helpful glossary. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

Tales from Woolly Acres

By: Church, Doris

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Rochester Minnesota, Lone Oak Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007055


131 pp., previous owner's embossed mark on half-title page. Sketch of sheep with author's signature, but this is probably a facsimile, mass-produced signature. In an engaging manner, the author writes of her seven years of operating a hobbyist sheep farm in Wisconsin and doing Girl Scout work. View more info

Alys Clancy's Garden Guide

By: Clancy, Alys

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Daytona Beach, Fl., The News-Journal Corp.: 1977

Edition: Later Printing.

Seller ID: 0503003741


359 pp. on heavy coated stock. Color photos on cover and throughout the text. Many diagrams of planting and gardening methods. Light wear, thumbed, lower cover corne creased. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Text clean. Text bright. A longtime gardening editor for the Daytona Beach News-Journal presents a mini-encyclopedia of practical gardening instructions specifically for central Florida's coastal climate and soil. The late Ms. Clancy, a feisty champion of beautific... View more info

Familiar Garden Birds of America

By: Collins, Henry H., Jr., And Boyajian, Neil, Illustrated by Yrizarry, John C. And Williams, Nina

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, NY: Harper & Row, 1965: 1965

Seller ID: 001406


Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 309 pp. Strip of masking tape along top of front pastedown; slightly faded stripe near bottom of front and rear covers. No markings in text. with 12 pp. color plates. Index, bibliography. A layman's guide to bird identification, with a readable summary of each species' characteristics and habits. View more info