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THE MOUNTAINS OF CALIFORNIA

by Muir, John

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Published
1938
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Very good
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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1938. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. Muir's first book consists of fifteen previously published articles, some dating from as early as 1875, which aside from some very brief detours to the Coast Range and the southern San Gabriels, concern the flora, fauna, and geology of the Sierra Nevada. As recorded here, Muir… Read more
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WONDERS OF THE INDIAN WILDERNESS

by Bharucha, Erach

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Published
2008
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Fine
ISBN
9780789209993
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New York: Abbeville Press, 2008. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Lavish celebration of India's incredible natural abundance, featuring more than 2,000 stunning full-color images. Thick quarto. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket, housed in the publisher's slipcase - as new, still sealed in the original shrink wrap.
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Williamsburg, Massachusetts: Cheloniidae Press, 1984. First Edition. Vellum. Near fine. Issued simultaneously with the Regular Edition of 150 copies and the Deluxe Edition of 60 copies, this is number XI of 15 State Proofs signed by Alan James Robinson. Printed by Harold P. McGrath at Hampshire Typothetae. The Van Dijck Monotype was set and cast by Michael and… Read more
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ENVIRONMENTAL SOIL BIOLOGY

by Wood, M.

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Published
1995
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Very good
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Second Edition
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9780751403435
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London: Blackie Academic & Professional, 1995. Second Edition. Trade paperback. Very good. The first part of the book provides an introduction to soils, its inhabitants, and their activities. The second part covers the influence of man on the natural cycles of soil." Octavo. Original pictorial paper wrappers. Negligible crease to the front panel; otherwise very good.
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THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL REEFS

by Darwin, Charles

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Published
1889
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Good
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New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1889. Hardcover. Good. Third edition, with an appendix by Prof. T.G. Bonney, D.Sc., F.R.S., F.G.S. 344 p. with three folding plates and the publisher's ads. Octavo. Original brown cloth binding, with decorative gilt and black stamping. An ex-library copy with minimal markings: a bookplate to the front pastedown and a small numeric… Read more
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THE CRUISE OF THE CORWIN

by Muir, John (1838-1914)

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Published
1917
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Near fine
Edition
First Edition
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Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. Near fine. Large Paper Edition, this is number 129 of 550 copies. This copy comes from the library of Lucretia Thatcher Perry Osborn (1858-1930), with her bookplate to the front pastedown and a holographic note in her hand on the front flyleaf ("This narrative is one of… Read more
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JOHN MUIR: A Naturalist in Southern California

by Pomeroy, Elizabeth

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Published
2001
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Very good
ISBN
9780970048110
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Pasadena, California: Many Moons Press, 2001. Trade paperback. Very good. This copy is inscribed by Pomeroy on the title page, with a holographic note from her laid in. 148 p. with textual photographs. Octavo. Original paper wrappers, with the prospectus laid in. Mild dust staining to the bottom edge, with some light sun fading along the spine; otherwise… Read more
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THE JEHOL FOSSILS: The Emergence of Feathered Dinosaurs, Beaked Birds and Flowering Plants

by Chang, Mee-mann (Editor-in-Chief)

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2008
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Fine
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9780123741738
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London: Academic Press, 2008. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. In recent years, the late Mesozoic fossils found at Jehol in northern China have shown the world some of the most astonishing creatures to be discovered since the first complete skeleton of Archaeopteryx in 1861, and have become the focus of important new paleontological research. On this fabulous roster are four-winged dinosaur… Read more
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STRATIGRAPHICAL PALAEONTOLOGY: A Study of Ancient Life-Provinces

by Neaverson, E.

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Published
1955
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Very Good
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1955. Hardcover. Very Good. 18 plates, with 90 illustrations. Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1955. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Original blue cloth binding, with gilt titles. The spine is a trifle sun faded; otherwise very good.
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CALIFORNIA DESERT MIRACLE: The Fight for Desert Parks and Wilderness

by Wheat, Frank

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Published
1999
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Fine
Edition
First edition
ISBN
9780932653277
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San Diego, California: Sunbelt Publications, 1999. First edition. Soft cover. Fine. 337 p. Foreword by Edgar Wayburn, M.D., Honorary President, Sierra Club. Textual photographs, illustrations, and maps, including the color folding map at the rear. Presentation copy, inscribed by Wheat to distinguished Southern California historian Doyce B. Nunis, Jr. on the half-title. Original glossy paper wrappers. A fine… Read more
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UNSEEN LIFE OF NEW YORK: As a Naturalist Sees It

by Beebe, William

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Published
1953
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Very Good
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First edition
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New York: Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 163 p. With Illustrations by Donald T. Carlisle. Inscribed by Beebe on the blank leaf following the copyright page. Octavo. Original cloth binding, with black stamping. The dust jacket is a bit edgeworn, with a shallow chip to the spine head and some minor soiling;… Read more
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BY A THOUSAND FIRES: Nature Notes and Extracts from the Life and Unpublished Journals of Ernest Thompson Seton

by Seton, Julia M.

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Published
1967
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Near Fine
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First edition
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Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1967. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Frontispiece photograph, with illustrations by Ernest Thompson Seton. Collection of previously unpublished notes, essays, diary entries, poems, and articles by Ernest Thompson Seton (1860-1946), compiled by his second wife Julia, that serves as a sort of informal biography of the beloved writer and… Read more
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