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Floods and High Water, 1936: Pennsylvania's Greatest Flood Disaster in Pictures

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Telegraph Press: 1936

Seller ID: 2265079


Front wrapper creased, edges lightly rubbed. 1936 Soft Cover. Unpaginated. A collection of black-and-white photographs of the Pittsburgh flood of 1936. On March 17 and 18, 1936, the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania witnessed the worst flood in its history when flood levels peaked at 46 feet (14 m). This flood became known as The Great St. Patrick’s Day flood, and also affected other areas of the Mid-Atlantic on both sides of the Eastern Continental Divide. View more info

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Midwest Eclogue: Poems

By: Baker, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205885


First edition. A very nice copy.Smudges to jacket. 2005 Hard Cover. 108 pp. Midwest Eclogue is a profound dialogue between the heartland and the heart. David Baker's devotions are erotic and familial, natural and environmental, literary and social. Inspired by the landscape of the Midwest, Baker's landscape of human passions—haunted by roots and wings—is rendered in a rich and polyphonic craft.KEYWORDS: DAVID BAKER MIDWEST ECLOGUE POEMS POETRY ENVIRONMENT ENVIRONMEN... View more info

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The Ninemile Wolves

By: Bass, Rick

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1913200


First printing. Bright copy. 1993 Trade Paperback. 163 pp. Defiant and opionated, Rick Bass has written an inspired essay advocating wolf reintroduction and recolonization, in the context of one, small pack's fate. An environmental issue for all, philosophical for some and moral for Bass, the wolf and its return have polarized the whole of the West--igniting the passions of both cattle ranchers and environmentalists, wildlife biologists and hunters. The result of years o... View more info

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Forest and the Sea: A Look at the Economy of Nature and the Ecology of Man

By: Bates, Marston

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 1960

Seller ID: 1293952


Pages toned, small stain to page base & back cover. 1960 Mass Market Paperback. 276 pp. CONTENTS: The Study of Life; Landscapes-and Seascapes; The Living World; The Open Sea; The Coral Reef; Lakes and Rivers; The Rain Forest; Woodland, Savanna and Desert; The Units of Life; The Biological Community; The Natural History of Disease; Animal Behavior; Social Life Among the Animals; The Human Species; On Being Domesticated; Man's Place in Nature; Notes and Sources; Index. View more info

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The Migrant Waders

By: Bewick, MW; Johnston, Ella

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dunlin Press: 2016

Seller ID: 2206021


A nice copy. 2016 Soft Cover. 154 pp .The Migrant Waders is a collection of illustration, evocative prose, poetry and reportage that follows the migration routes of wading and shore birds from the high arctic to the tropics. Taking in the histories of the people and places where the birds make their temporary homes, the book includes 21 ink and watercolour illustrations by Ella Johnston and contributions from nature and landscape writers, as well as leading ecologists an... View more info

Image for The Writings of John Burroughs, with Portraits and Many Illustrations, in Fifteen [15] Volumes: Wake Robin; Winter Sunshine; Birds and Poets; Locusts and Wild Honey; Pepacton; Fresh Fields; Signs and Seasons; Indoor Studies; Riverby; Whitman; The Light of Day; Literary Values; Far and Near; Ways of Nature; Leaf and Tendril (Riverby Edition)

The Writings of John Burroughs, with Portraits and Many Illustrations, in Fifteen [15] Volumes: Wake Robin; Winter Sunshine; Birds and Poets; Locusts and Wild Honey; Pepacton; Fresh Fields; Signs and Seasons; Indoor Studies; Riverby; Whitman; The Light of Day; Literary Values; Far and Near; Ways of Nature; Leaf and Tendril (Riverby Edition)

By: Burroughs, John

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1908

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2268253


Spine of final volume and boards of a few volumes soiled, bottom marginal corner of volume eleven pages lightly stained. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in fifteen volumes, though additional volumes were released subsequently -- at the time of publication in 1908, this set comprised Burroughs entire body of work. Original green cloth, gilt titles & decorations, top edge gilt. Each volume includes black & white frontispiece and seve... View more info

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American Forests Volume 42, Number 4: April, 1936

By: Butler, Ovid; Cromelin, L.M.; Kauffman, Erle

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The American Forestry Association: 1936

Seller ID: 1931329


Lightly rubbed & soiled, ink name & date on title page. 1936 Magazine. 154-199 pp. Original photographic wrappers, orange titles. Cover shows Mount Queets from Mount Barnes. A collection of articles related to American forests, with photographs and period advertisements throughout. Notable for an early article discussing the possibility of creating a national park around Mount Olympus (Franklin Roosevelt finalized this in 1938). Also includes important discussions regard... View more info

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Life and Death in a Coral Sea: The Undersea Discoveries of Jacques-Yves Cousteau

By: Cousteau, Jacques-Yves; Diole, Philippe

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1971

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2207360


3rd printing. A nice copy.A few scratches to jacket rear, half-inch tear to top edge of jacket rear, jacket flaps creased. 1971 Large Hardcover. 302 pp. With 122 photographs in full color. Jacques-Yves Cousteau name is synonymous with underwater exploration. As indeed it should be. In the middle of the Second World War, Cousteau solved a problem that had restricted humans to the ocean's surface - or to where a person could dive on one long breath - since the beginning. A... View more info

England's Glory: A Photographic Journey Through England's Threatened Landscapes

By: Davies, Gareth Huw

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing: 1987

Seller ID: 1642325


Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1987 Large Hardcover. 168 pp. A photographic journey through England's threatened landscapes. View more info

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Dead Cities

By: Davis, Mike

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The New Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196997


First edition. 2002 Hard Cover. viii, 432 pp. First edition. In his most brilliantly syncretic writing yet, radical urban theorist Mike Davis explores the combat zone that is contemporary urban America, a ceaseless battle waged both within cities and against nature. Using environmental science as his frame of understanding, Davis examines themes of urban life today -- white fight, deindustrialization, housing and job segregation and discrimination, and federal policy -- ... View more info

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Nature on the Rampage

By: De Blij, H.J.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Smithsonian: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2192925


First Edition. Very light rubbing to rear jacket.Very Good. 1994 Large Hardcover. Photographs and other information on natural disasters. View more info

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

By: Diamond, Jared

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1999

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2200229


Reprint. Sticker on back cover. 1999 Trade Paperback. 480 pp. In this artful, informative, and delightful (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to ... View more info

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The Green Reader: Essays Toward a Sustainable Society

By: Dobson, Andrew (Editor); Gancher, David (Foreword)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Mercury House: 1991

Seller ID: 1533719


1991 Trade Paperback. 280 pp. Green politicians and theoreticians argue that current, piecemeal responses to the environmental crisis now facing the world will not work. What is needed, they say, is a fundamental overhauling of the system and a new paradigm for viewing humankind's place in the world. This book is an attempt to form such a worldview by extracting selections from dozens of previously published books and essays. Excerpted are authors such as Kirkpatrick Sal... View more info

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The Everglades: River of Grass (Revised Edition)

By: Douglas, Marjory Stoneman

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pineapple Press: 1988

Seller ID: 2263564


A near fine copy in a very good jacket. Top page ridge very faintly foxed. 1988 Hard Cover. 448 pp. Chronological account of the social and natural history of one of America's most unique wild areas, concluding with a plea for action to prevent its destruction. View more info

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The Death and Life of the Great Lakes

By: Egan, Dan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2017

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265305


First edition. Near fine. 2017 Hard Cover. xix, 364 pp. Winner of the J. Anthony Lukas Award. A landmark work of science, history and reporting on the past, present and imperiled future of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes?Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior?hold 20 percent of the world’s supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens of millions of Americans. But they are under threat as never before, and their problems are s... View more info

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An Introduction to Pollen Analysis (A New Series of Plant Science Books Volume XII [12])

By: Erdtman, G. [Gunnar]; Wodehouse, Roger P.; Verdoorn, Frans

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Chronica Botanica Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266467


First American edition. A couple minor smudges on rear board, pages lightly toned, ink name on half-title page and title page. 1943 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 239, [1] pp. The first English translation of the work that took what was previously a subject of research in just a few countires and made it an internationally recognized field, and revolutionized Quaternary vegetation and climate change research. Illustrations, diagrams, and charts throughout. Oddly, the verso of the ... View more info

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Genesee Valley Hydrography and Drainage (Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science, Vol. 7, PP. 157-188)

By: Fairchild, Herman L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Rochester Academy of Science: 1935

Seller ID: 1526428


Lightly rubbed. 1935 Stapled Binding. 31 pp. 10 x 6 3/8. CONTENTS: Introduction; Tertiary, preglacial drainage; Glacial interference; Hydrography of the Genesee Valley; Volume of the Underground Water; Quality of the Artesian Water; Utilization of the Underground Water; Summary - Economic; Bibliography. View more info

Image for Cenozoic Reef Biofacies: Tertiary Larger Foraminifera and Scleractinian Corals from Chiapas, Mexico

Cenozoic Reef Biofacies: Tertiary Larger Foraminifera and Scleractinian Corals from Chiapas, Mexico

By: Frost, Stanley H.; Langenheim, Ralph L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press, De Kalb: 1974

Seller ID: 1889467


Includes original clear jacket and publisher's slipcase. Slipcase edges faded. 1974 Large Hardcover. xi, 388 pp. A well-illustrated fossil study of coral reefs in Mexico, with an extensive bibliography and index. View more info

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The Great Atomic Lake: Energy Policy, Security, and Nuclear Power on Lake Ontario

By: Gateley, Susan Peterson

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Susan Peterson Gately: 2002

Seller ID: 1800927


Very minor edge wear. 2002 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 94 pp. Scarce copy. Gateley examines energy policy, security and nuclear power on Lake Ontario. View more info

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Stalking the Wild Asparagus

By: Gibbons, Euell; McPhee, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alan C. Hood: 1987

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2267122


2nd printing. Top edge stained. 1987 Hard Cover. xiii, [3], 303, [1] pp. 8vo. Includes: A Remembrance of Euell Gibbons by John McPhee; Some thoughts on Wild Food; The Acorn: Ancient Food of Man; The Green Amaranth: Invader from the Tropics; Wild apples and crab apples; Arrowhead or Wapatoo: favorite food plant of American Indians; The Jerusalem Artichoke; Stalking the Wild Asparagus; The Sweet Birch; Blackberies and Dewberries; The Huckleberry and Blueberry Tribes; Great... View more info

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Gorillas

By: Godwin, Sara

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Friedman / Fairfax: 1994

Seller ID: 1919455


Minimal wear to corners. 1994 Stapled Binding. 128 pp. From Gorilla myths spread by early explorers to modern-day research proving the gorilla's intelligence, Gorillas tells the story of our interactions with the gentlest of the great apes. The studies conducted by George Schaller and Dian Fossey have taught us much about the lives of gorillas in the wild. Gorillas explores their intriguing habits and social behavior as it takes you through a typical gorilla day and pres... View more info

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Conservation in the United States, by Members of the Faculty of Cornell University

By: Gustafson, A.F.; Ries, H.; Guise, C.H.; Hamilton, W.J.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Comstock Publishing Company, Inc.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2015782


Pencil name on front endpaper. 1939 Hard Cover. xi, 445 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles. Black & white photographs and illustrations throughout. From the preface: This volume is intended to be a non-technical presentation for the purpose of acquainting students and other interested readers with important facts concerning the conservation of natural resources in the United States. View more info

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Marine Geology and Oceanography of the Arctic Seas

By: Herman, Yvonne (Editor)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1968086


First edition. Lightly rubbed. 1974 Large Hardcover. ix, 397 pp. Bibliography and index follow text. A collection of scientific essays about the geology and oceanography of the Arctic seas, contributed by various authors. The fifteen chapters consider the oceanographic and topographic setting of the region. The past atmospheric circulatory patterns, the structure and evolution of the crust beneath the Arctic and surrounding seas, as well as the origin and mode of dispers... View more info

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Ecoviolence: Links Among Environment, Population and Society

By: Homer-Dixon, Thomas (Editor); Blitt, Jessica (Editor)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield: 1998

Seller ID: 2202014


Lightly rubbed, sticker on back cover. 1998 Trade Paperback. 238 pp. Explores links between environmental scarcities of key renewable resources_such as cropland, fresh water, and forests_and violent rebellions, insurgencies, and ethnic clashes in developing countries. Detailed contemporary studies of civil violence in Chiapas, Gaza, South Africa, Pakistan, and Rwanda show how environmental scarcity has played a limited to significant role in causing social instability in... View more info

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A Fisheries Guide to Lakes and Ponds of Connecticut, Including the Connecticut River and Its Coves (Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Bulletin 35)

By: Jacobs, Robert P.; O'Donnell, Eileen B.; Parker, Edward C. (Preface)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection: 2002

Seller ID: 1833792


Near fine. 2002 Hard Cover. xiv, 354 pp. Provides the latest information on 113 of the state's public lakes and ponds, and ten locations on the Connecticut River, to give the reader a greater understanding of fish populations and the environment upon which they depend for survival. Useful for the environmentally conscious fisherman as well as the serious ecologist. Topics covered include: aquatic vegetation; bathymetry (depth contour) maps; fish populations and their hab... View more info

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

By: Klein, Naomi

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194696


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, ink name and date on front endpaper, ink and pencil marginalia. Very Good. 2014 Hard Cover. x, 566 pp. The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller 'The Shock Doctrine', a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems. In short, either we embrace radical chan... View more info

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Backtracking: The Way of a Naturalist

By: Levin, Ted

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company: 1988

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1916090


First printing. Minimal toning to wrappers. 1988 Trade Paperback. 220 pp. He writes naturally and with unselfconscious but playful grace, like an otter making the shortest distance between two points a slide down a cascade concluded with a somersault...His book is full of information, lovingly distilled in fascinating true-life animal adventures. It will do Adam's work...creating fans for the wildlife and for the naturalists around us. Joan Waltermire captures the theme ... View more info

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The Ages of Gaia: A Biography of Our Living Earth

By: Lovelock, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201492


First edition. Page ridges very faintly foxed.Near Fine. 1988 Hard Cover. xx, 252 pp. Lovelock elaborates on his startling theory of life proposed in 1979 called Gaia. Much scientific work has confirmed Lovelock's theory that Earth is a single organism controlling its own environment, its life sustained by life.Keywords: JAMES LOVELOCK AGES OF GAIA BIOGRAPHY OF OUR LIVING EARTH ENVIRONMENTAL ENVIRONMENTALISM SCIENCE NATURE ECOLOGY View more info

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So Glorious a Landscape: Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture (American Visions: Readings in American Culture Series Number 5)

By: Magoc, Chris J.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: SR Books / Scholarly Resources Inc.: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202253


First edition. 2002 Hard Cover. xvi, 301 pp. So Glorious a Landscape: Nature and the Environment in American History and Culture surveys the vast and interdisciplinary subject of American natural and environmental studies. It examines the literary landscape that has inspired a local, regional, and national sense of place; explores the dynamic meaning and significance of nature across time, place, culture, and gender; and looks at the essence and history of environmental ... View more info

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In Service of the Wild: Restoring and Reinhabiting Damaged Land

By: Mills, Stephanie

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2264681


First edition. A nice copy. 1995 Hard Cover. xii, 237 pp. Lending her voice to the rapidly growing field of land restoration, the author examines a grassroots effort that has contributed new botanical, zoological, and geological knowledge, and takes the reader along as she assists the regenerative processes of nature. View more info