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1 A Portfolio of Color Plates Showing Winter and Autumn Plumages of the Ducks, Geese and Swans of North America 
Harrisburg PA The Stackpole Co. 1960 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Selection of color plates with each page containing several birds and wing, beak, tail, or feet detail. Facing page contains brief descriptions of each illustration and commentary on any distinguishing marks. Book Condition : Very Good; former owner's bookplate inside front cover, no other internal marks; light discoloration to spine; curling to cover corners. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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2 Duck Stamps and Prints: The Complete Federal and State Editions 
Hong Kong Hugh Lauter Levin Assoc. 1991 0883639955 / 9780883639955 Hardcover Near Fine Good Book Folio - over 12 - 15" tall 
Revised Edition 1991. Oversized folio. Extremely well illustrated with both color and b&w photos and descriptions of federal and state migratory bird and hunting license stamps includes brief bios of the artists, how much each stamp sold for, and the quantity issued. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; binding tight; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; slight waviness to text block due to paper size. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 inch piece missing at bottom right rear; mild rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3 Creating Eden: The Garden As a Healing Space Barrett, Marilyn
San Francisco CA Harper San Francisco 1997 0062500910 / 9780062500915 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on dedication page : "Linda, May your gardens always offer you wholeness, grace and delight. Love, Marilyn. Spring, 1997." Tending the garden is used as a metaphor for cultivating the soul through illness, grief, and the business of living. Book Condition : Good; occasional pencil margin notes or underlining; age toning due to paper quality; light wear to cover edges and corners. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 The Majestic Delaware; the Nation's foremost Historic River Brandt, Francis Burke
Union City NJ William H. Wise 1981 Hardcover Very Good Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
"The story of the Delaware is told in brief accounts of dramatic episodes, events, and achievements." Discusses shipbuilding also. 150+ b&w photos, maps, and illustrations. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; light bumping to spine ends; light age toning to text block. Dust Jacket Condition : Good-; chipping at edges; light discoloration; waviness/creasing (cup ring marks). 
Price: 12.50 USD
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5 Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida Volume 3, Parts 1-4 Dall, William Healey
Philadelphia PA Wagner Free Institute of Science 1898 Hardcover Near Fine No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
William Healey Dall's classic text, Contributions to the Tertiary Fauna of Florida with Especial Refernce to the Miocene Silex-Beds of Tampa and the Pliocene Beds of the Caloosahatchie River, Volume 3, Parts 1 -4. These were printed in the Transactions of the Wagner Free Institute of Science of Philadelphia over a period of several years in the 1890's. This hardbound binding (red with gilt lettering on the spine) of those publications consists of Volume 3, Parts 1- 4 as follows : Part 1 : Pulmonate, Opisthobranchiate and Orthodont Gastropods; (August 1890), Part 2 : Streptodont and other Gastropods, Concluded; (December 1892), Part 3 : A New Classification of the Pelecypoda; (March 1895), Part 4 : 1 : Prionodesmacea: Nucula to Julia; (April 1898) and 2 : Teleodesmacea : Teredo to Ervilia. * Part 3 includes Dall's comprehensive classification of the Bivalvia. Each part contains an index at the end along with multiple b&w plates with groupings of the items discussed in each part. There is also a color fold out map of Florida Geology. The volume weighs over 7 lbs. with 947 pages. PLEASE NOTE : Due to weight of volume, extra postage may be requested. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; former owner's name on front free end paper; 3 pages have small paper tears with tape repairs; a few small marks to text block and one on a page of plates; light wear to cover corners and spine ends. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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Marine Ecosystems: Emerging Diseases as Indicators of Change, Epstein, Paul R. (Principal Investigator)
6 Marine Ecosystems: Emerging Diseases as Indicators of Change Epstein, Paul R. (Principal Investigator)
Boston MA Health Ecological and Economic Dimensions (HEED) of Global Change Program 1998 Probable First Edition Soft cover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
A methodological primer and summary for using marine diseases as an indicator for ecosytem health with specail attention to coastal systems in North and South America. Year of the Ocean Special Report on Health of the Oceans from Labrador to Venezuela, December 1998. The report is the culmination of a three year research project funded by NOAA's Office of Global Programs and NASA. 85 pages. Book Condition : Very Good; Clean, crisp, unmarked tight copy with light rubbing and corner wear. 
Price: 22.50 USD
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7 Shipwrecks of Delaware and Maryland (Gary Gentile's Popular Dive Guide Series) Gary Gentile
Philadelphia PA Gary Gentile Productions 1990 0962145327 / 9780962145322 1st Edition Soft cover Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Stated 1st Edition. Organized alphabetically by ship name, this guide details 42 of the most interesting wrecks off the Delaware and Maryland coasts from the perspective of diving and history. 200 pp. w/ numerous color and b&w photos. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks; front edge and cover corner curling also causing a few page tip creases inside; light cover creasing and shelf wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Outdoor Lancaster County Pennsylvania: With text and pictures highlighting 945 square miles of the "Garden Spot" Gerald S Lestz
Lancaster PA John Baer's Sons 2001 0970609604 / 9780970609601 Soft cover Near Fine Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on title page. Oversize side-stapled softcover. 62 pp. w/ c. 50 color photos, several b&w illustrations, and 2 maps. Introductory guide to natural areas and activities in Lancaster County. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; light rubbing to covers; minimal wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 The lure of Lancaster County (Science Press Keepsake) Gerald S. Lestz
Ephrata PA Science Press 1987 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by Author on title page. Science Press 1987 Christmas keepsake. Limited edition 760/1000. Oblong hardcover,123 pp. Richly illustrated with b&w and color photos throughout. Details the founding and history of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Sections include : Diversity and Unity: The Elements of Heritage; Myths, Mysteries and Customs; The Rites of Passing Seasons; and more. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks; binding tight; spotting to bottom of boards and along binding inside covers. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 All In A Day's Walk Graham Churchett
Norwood, Austalia The Scout Association of Austrailia 1982 0959379002 / 9780959379006 Spiral Bound Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
The Flora and Fauna of the Lamington National Park and Other Parks in South East Queensland, Australia. 147 pp. w/ b&w illustrations of plants, insects, birds, and mammals throughout. Book Condition : Very Good; a few scattered check marks and notes; some page tip creasing; light cover corner creasing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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11 Scripture Natural History I: The Trees and Plants Mentioned in the Bible [By-Paths of Bible Knowledge, X] Groser, W.H.
London, England The Religious Tract Society 1888 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
1888 Presumed 1st Edition. Good, Ex-Seminary library. Discusses trees and vegetation of Palestine and the Middle East. Sections include : Timber and Forest Trees and Shrubs; Fruit Trees; Grain and Vegetables; Herbs and Flowers; Perfumes and Medicines. 14 b&w illustrations. Book Condition: Good, Ex-Seminary Library; no text marks; bumping to spine ends; catalog labels to bottom spine and top right rear cover; bookplate inside front cover; slip and pocket removed tearing paper inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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12 Walden or Life in the Woods: The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written Henry David Thoreau
Norwalk CT Easton Press 1981 Collector's Edition Leather Bound Fine No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Thomas W. Nason 
100 Greatest Books Ever Written series. Collector's Edition. Easton Press, leatherbound w/ gilt text block, sewn-in ribbon bookmark. Thoreau's classic reflection on Nature and solitary living. Facsimile reprint of first illustrated edition featuring woodcuts by Thomas W. Nason. Book condition : Fine; no text marks; binding tight; appears unread. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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13 Primate Ecology and Human Origins: Ecological Influences on Social Organization Irwin S. Bernstein; Euclid O. Smith
New York NY Garland STPM Press 1979 0824070801 / 9780824070809 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Plus Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Anthology of 13 essays and a Summary discussing the multiplicity of factors involved in primate ecology and human origins. Variances in social patterns over time and evolutionary adaptations are also considered. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks, former owner's name in rubber stamp inside front cover; minimal wear. Dust Jacket Condition : Good+; chipping and tearing along top edge; vertical crease to rear interior flap.. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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14 Recompense: Streams, Summits and Reflections Irwin, Brian
U.S.A. Xlibris Corporation / Privately Published 2009 1441545565 / 9781441545565 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
This is a collection of nature writings and reflections form an experienced hiker and climber. The book is divided into three sections. Places discussed include Mount Washington in New Hampshire; Jackson, Wyoming; and Denali National Park in Alaska. Book Condition : Good; no internal marks; significant rubbing to covers; some shelf wear to cover edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 Creatures on the Edge: Wildlife Along the Lower Rio Grande Jan Epton, Dr., Steve Bentsen, Colleen Cu
McAllen TX Valley Land Fund 1997 0966001303 / 9780966001303 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
1st Printing. Beautifully illustrated with color photos, this book documents animals on the boundaries - geographic, taxonomic, and ecological - of the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas and their dwindling habitat. Book Condition : Very Good; no text marks, gift inscription on front free end paper; light bumping to spine ends. Dust Jacket Condition : Good; shelf wear to edges; some creasing and rubbing. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Birding Howard County, Maryland Joanne K. Solem (author), M. Suzanne Probst (illustrator)
Hagerstown MD The Howard County Chapter of the Maryland Ornithological Society 1995 Spiral Bound Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Also includes a copy of "Attracting Birds in the Maryland Piedmont" by the same author. 1st printing. 133 pp. w/ b&w maps and illustrations. Organized into sections : Site Guides (County Parks and Open Space; State Parks and Wildlife Management Areas; Columbia; Reservoirs and Ponds); The Birding Year (Monthly); Species Accounts; Howard County Bird Checklist; and appendices. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; minimal wear; spiral binding complete. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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17 Canoeing on the Juniata, 1888 Landis, Henry K.
Harrisburg PA Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission 1994 0892710470 / 9780892710478 Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Oblong hardcover 7 1/4" x 9 1/4", 67 pp. This reprint details Henry Landis' trip down the Juniata River in 1888. Combines excerpts from his diary with 25 b&w photographs reproduced from the original plates. Landis founded the Landis Valley Farm Museum in Lancaster Pennsylvania. This is a NEW copy with minor DJ wear from Museum Store stacking. Book Condition : Fine; unmarked and unread. Dust Jacket Condition : Near Fine; light shelf wear to top edge; price sticker adhesive remnant at bottom rear. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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18 Global Climate Change: Implications, Challenges and Mitigation Measures Majumdar, Shyamal K.
Easton PA Pennsylvania Academy of Science 1992 0945809077 / 9780945809074 Hardcover New New Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Anthology of 40 essays divided into sections on : Natural Climatic Fluctuations; The Greenhouse Effect; Monitoring and Modeling; Biophysical Impacts; Socioeconomic Impacts; Impact Mitigation, Adaptation, and Emissions Limitation Strategies; and, Policy, regulation, and Legal Issues: Domestic and International Perspective. Book Condition : New. Dust Jacket Condition : New. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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19 The Holocene: An Environmental History Neil Roberts
New York NY Blackwell Pub 1989 0631145753 / 9780631145752 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Library Binding. 227 pp. w/ b&w photos and figures throughout. Survey work, with an interdisciplinary approach (geology, ecology, archaeology), to the post-glacial period. Book Condition: Good, Ex-College Library; library binding; no text marks, bookplate inside front cover; slip and label on rear free end paper; bumping to spine ends; light toning around some page edges. No Dust Jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Flora of Syria, Palestine and Sinai Post, George E.
Beirut American Press 1896 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Undated, 1896(?) Presumed 1st Edition unrevised. Good, Ex-Seminary library. Discusses vegetation of the Middle East, organized by series then class of fauna. Fold out color map of region and many b&w illustrations throughout. Analytical key for quickly finding items. Book Condition: Good, Ex-Seminary Library; no text marks; light age toning; bumping to spine ends, slight fading to spine; scuffing to covers; catalog labels to bottom spine and top right rear cover; rubber stamp and bookplate inside front cover; 1899 gift inscription on front free end paper; slip and pocket removed tearing paper inside rear cover. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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