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1 Adams, Nancy M. New Zealand Native Trees I. [Mobil New Zealand Nature Series].
Auckland: Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., (1984). 
12mo, spiral bound (stiff, full-color illus. white wrappers), 79 pp. Fine (As New), in protective mylar wrapper. 
Price: 6.50 USD
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2 Audubon, John James. Audubon's Wildlife: The Quadrupeds of North America. Complete and Unabridged.
Stamford, Connecticut: Longmeadow Press, [1989]. 
Folio, boards, (hardcover), 440 pp. Color plates. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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3 Bartram, William. The Search for Nature's Design: Selected Art, Letters, & Unpublished Writings. Edited by Thomas Hallock & Nancy E. Hoffmann.
Athens: University of Georgia Press, (2010). First Edition. 
Square octavo, red cloth (hardcover), xvi + 608 pp. Color photos., color illustrations. Near-Fine in a slightly chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 Beecher, Henry Ward. Star Papers; Or, Experiences of Art and Nature.
New York: J.C. Derby, 1855. 
Octavo, brown blind-stamped cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 359 pp. Very Good, with light rubbing to covers and bumped corners. Contents: Letters from Europe -- Ruins of Kenilworth - Warwick Castle; A Sabbath at Stratford-on-Avon; Oxford; The Louvre - Luxembourg Gallers; The Louvre; London National Gallery; Experiences of Nature: A Discourse of FLowers; Death in the Country; Island vs. Seashore; New England Graveyards; Towns and Trees; The First Breath in the Country; Trouting; A Ride; The Mountain Stream; A Country Ride; Farewell to the Country; School Reminiscence; The Value of Birds; Rough Picture from Life; A Ride to Fort Hamilton; Sights from My Window; The Death of Our Almanac; Fog in the Harbor; The Morals of Fishing; The Wanderings of a Star; Book-Stores, Books; Gone to the Country; Dream-Culture; A Walk Among Trees; Building a House; Christian Liberty in the Use of the Beautiful; Nature a Minister of Happiness; Springs and Solitudes; Mid-October Days; A Moist Letter; Frost in the Window; Snow-Storm Traveling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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5 Benzel, Willy. Im Paradies der Hirsche: Rotwilderfahrungen und Jagderinnerungen des letzten Wildmeisters beim Fursten PleB. Mit 40 Abbildungen im Text und auf Tafeln.
Hamburg: Verlag Paul Parey, (1975). 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), 228 pp. Near-Fine in a Near-Fine dust jacket with faint rubbing along edges. From jacket: Das Buch des letzten Wildmeisters der Fursten von PleB ist 1968 mit dem Literaturpreis des Deutschen Jagdschutz-Verbandes ausgezeichnet worden. Diese Wurdigung galt der fur die Jagdhistorik wie fur die Jagdpraxis gleich bedeutsamen und aufschluBreichen Darstellung derbewundernswerten Hegeerfolge, die man in dem einst beruhmtesten Rotwildgebiet im Sudosten Deutschlands erzielt hat. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Boly, William. Fire Mountain: The Eruptions of Mount St. Helens. Production and Design: Gary Albertson and Mary Patrizzi.
Portland, Oregon: Cathco Publishing, Inc., [1980]. First Edition. 
Quarto, black leatherette (hardcover), 74 pp. Full-color photographic illustrations. Fine (As New), in a Near-Fine dust jacket with slight rubbing to its edges. “..The comprehensive, definitive book on the volcanic explosion that ripped apart Mount St. Helens with a force 2,500 times that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Fire Mountain tells the tale dramatically and thoroughly in both pictures and words. Containing over 125 color photos and illustrations by the Northwest's finest photographers and artists, Fire Mountain traces the history of Mount St. Helens from the time of its birth until the present -- and its text captures the beauty, tragedy, excitement and effects on the future that surround North America's greatest geologice event of this century.” Includes: A spectacular full-color fold out of the moutain both before and after, using rare 180 degree photo technology; Step by step diagrams that trace in pictures the process by which the mountain blew; NASA U-2 high altitude infrared photos detailing the vast splash of destruction caused by the volcano to surrounding forests and woodlands; Dozens of never before published photos recording the May 18, 1980 explosion, and the plight of the survivors left in its wake, and also the July 22 eruption; Photos and text outlining the geologic construction and fascinating regrowth of the area. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Burkett, Molly and John. [Johnson, Pamela; Illus.]. Foxes Three. Illustrated by Pamela Johnson.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, [1975]. First American Edition, As Stated. 
Octavo, brown cloth, gilt letters, 160 pp. Illustrated. Fine, in Very Good+ dust jacket with small chip to spine. “To John Burkett, the three tiny chocolate brown animals in the basket looked more like mongrel puppies then ten-day-old fox cubs. With their soft, pink muzzles and pale blue eyes incapable of focusing on anything, they seemed quite vulnerable and hopeless. But soon, with loving care from the Burketts -- including some special mothering from their pet spaniel -- the three cubs grew intoo strong, playful, and alert young foxes, miniatures of the magnificent animals they would become. Told from John's point of view, this is the heartwarming true story of what it was like to live with the three mischevious, lovable foxes -- especially Jenny, the cub that the Burketts raised to matureity...” 
Price: 10.00 USD
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8 Cary, Margaret M. Sugar Down the Wind.
Lancaster, PA: The Science Press Printing Company, 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, vi, 155 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner bookplate. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Chesher, Richard. Living Corals. Photographs and Commentary: Douglas Faulkner. With Text by Richard Chesher.
New York: Clarkson N. Potter, [1979]. First Edition. 
Square quarto, cloth, (hardcover), 310 pp. Color photos. Former-owner inscription; otherwise, Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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10 Chinnock, R. J. Common Ferns and Fern Allies. Illustrated by Eric Heath. [Mobil New Zealand Nature Series].
Auckland: Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., (1984). 
12mo, spiral bound (stiff, full-color illus. white wrappers), 79 pp. Fine (As New), in protective mylar wrapper. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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11 Collins, Joseph T., ed. Natural Kansas.
Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, [1985]. 
1st edition. Quarto, cloth, xii, 226 pp. Color photos, illus. Near-Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Drury, Susan. Native Birds of Australia. Photographs by Harry Frauca. [Macmillan Pocket Guide].
Australia: The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd., (1981). 
Narrow octavo, green cloth (hardcover), 120 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. Illustrated with numerous photos. From jacket: Australia is rich in birdlife, with over 700 species having been recorded. This book provides a brief informative look at many of the major species that inhabit this country. Details of their habits and distribution are described in the tedxt, which also includes colour plates. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 English, Douglas. Wee Tim'rous Beasties. Studies of Animal Life and Character. Second Edition, with One Hundred and Fifty Illustrations from His Photographs of Living Creatures.
London: S. H. Bousfield & Co., Ltd., [1903]. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, full-color illus. paper label, 223 pp. Good+, with speckling to covers, foxing to endpapers, former owner signiture, missing ffep. Illustrated. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Fantel, Hans and Buyukmihci, Hope Sawyer. [Pimlott, John; Illus.]. Unexpected Treasures. Illustrated by John Pimlott.
New York: M. Evans and Company, Inc., [1968]. First Printing, As Stated. 
Signed by Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci. Octavo, green cloth & gold boards (hardcover), 190 pp. Very Good+, with light foxing (age darkened spotting) to endpapers, several small spots along top foredge, in a like dust jacket with light edgewear and foxing. “Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci lives with her husband and children on her own 250 acre wildlife refuge in southern New Jersey. There, on land abounding in beaver, grouse, quail, duck, deer and many other varieties of animal life, this remarkable woman has fulfilled a dream that began in childhood -- a dream of establishing a sanctuary where wildlife of all kinds would be free and secure...Unexpected Treasure is the heart-warming story of the Buyukmihcis -- Hope, Cavit, and their three children -- and the animal friends who fill their lives.” 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Glasgow, Vaughn L. A Social History of the American Alligator: The Earth Trembles with His Thunder.
New York: St. Martin's Press, [1991]. First Edition. 
Inscribed and Signed by the Author. Oblong octavo, cloth & boards (hardcover), 259 pp. Photos, illus. Fine (As New), in like dust jacket. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Heptner, Prof. Dr. W. G. and Dr. A. A. Nasimowitsch. Die Neue Brehm-Bucherei. Der Elch: Alces alces.
A. Ziemsen Verlag, Wittenberg Lutherstadt, 1974. 
Octavo, paperbound (stiff, b&w photo. illus. wrappers), 239 pp. Fine (As New). From lower cover: Der Elch, der grosste unter den rezenten Hirschen, war von jeher eines der charakteristischsten Tiere der russischen Walder und ist in Sibirien schon in prahistorischer Zeit, vor dem Rentier, domestiziert worden. Sein Verbreitungsgebiet umfasste die gesamte Waldzone Europas, Asiens und Nordamerikas. Heute bewohnt er vor allem Tundragebiete und Waldsteppen in Nordamerika und Nordeuropa. In seiner Morphologie ist er besonders auf das Leben im Walde und auf Strauchnahrung spexialisiert, aber auch an die Fortbewegung im Sumpf oder im ohen Schnee. Der Elch unternimmt jahreszeitliche Wanderungen und hat die Fahigkeit, sich schnell an neue Lebensraume anzupassen... 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Horneck, Heribert. Das Grosse Hirschbuch. Anhang: Das Lebensbild eines Rothirsches von Hans Fuschlberger.
Leopold Stocker Verlag, (1974). 
Royal octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters and decoration to upper cover, full-color illus. endpapers, 202 pp. Fine (As New) in a Near-Fine dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. From jacket: Das Grosse Hirschbuch, halb Text, halb mit prachtvollen Bildern ausgestatteter Bildband, geht von der gemeinsamen Entwicklungsgeschichte aller Hirsche dieser Erde aus. Eines der vollendetsten Ergebnisse dieser langen Entwicklungsgeschichte -- und zugleich das fur uns Europaer interessanteste -- stellt das Rotoder Edelwild dar, mit dem sich das vorliegende Werk auch hauptsachlich befasst. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Johnson, Josephine W. The Inland Island.
New York: Simon and Schuster, [1969]. First Printing, As Stated. 
Octavo, tan illustrated cloth (hardcover), 159 pp. Illustrated. Very Good+, with slight edgewear and light foxing (age darkened spotting), in a Very Good+ dust jacket with slight age darkening to spine and edges, and very light edgewear. “The Inland Island is a powerful, evocative and lyrical description of nature's changes, wonders and tragedies, recorded in the twelve months of the year by a marvelously perceptive and original observer -- Josephine Johnson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author...The Inland Island is a nature book, but a deceptively simple one: for, like Thoreau, Miss Johnson goes far beyond a mere description of nature...” 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 LaBastille, Anne. Mama Poc: An Ecologist's Account of the Extinction of a Species.
New York: W. W. Norton, [1990]. 
1st edition. Octavo, cloth & boards, 313 pp. Photos. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Lencek, Lena and Gideon Bosker. The Beach: The History of Paradise on Earth.
New York: Viking, (1998). 
Octavo, blue & yellow boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 310 pp. Near-Fine, with small remainder mark; in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: As seductive as the landscape it celebrates, here for the first time is the full story of the seashore -- its history (natural and human), customs, spectacles, and scandals. The beach's turquoise surf and sugary sand now provide a favorite retreat, but this wasn't always so. In their elegant and illuminating account, Lena Lencek and Gideon Bosker chart the evolution of the seaside from a wasteland at the margins of civilization -- when exotic meant remote and terrifying -- to its present role as a staging ground for escape and recreation... 
Price: 10.00 USD
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