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Image for Hoover Dam: Reclamation, Managing Water in the West

Hoover Dam: Reclamation, Managing Water in the West

By: Anonymous

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Lower Colorado Region, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation: 2006

Seller ID: 004617


57 pages; b&w photographs. The story of the Dam: construction and bebfits. Clean and tight. View more info

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The Restless Earth: A Report on the New Geology

By: Calder, Nigel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003649


152 pages; numerous b&w and color illustrations and charts. The, then new, theory of plate tectonics, the movement of plates beneath the earth's continents and oceans causing change and disruption in the earth's surface. Clean throughout. View more info

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The Herons of the World

By: Hancock, James and Hugh Elliott; Robert Gillmor and Peter Hayman (paintings by); Robert Gillmor (drawings by); Roger Tory Peterson (Foreword)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1978

Edition: 1st U.S Edition

Seller ID: 002785


304 pages; full-page color plates of each of the 61 species that are fully described as to distribution, migration, habitat, appearance, and behavior. Introductory chapters deal with problems and features of the classification, distribution, and behavior of the heron family. "... the book a work of art as well as an authoritative monograph." Small remainder mark on the top edge. View more info

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Alexander von Humboldt: Wissenschaftler, Weltbürger, Revolutionär

By: Krätz, Otto

Price: $60.00

Publisher: München, Callwey: 1997

Seller ID: 003425


214 pages; numerous illustrations, color and b&w. The life and many accomplishments of the naturalist, explorer, scientist, citizen. Clean throughout, no marks or tears, nearly fine. View more info

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Scientific Research in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

By: Leona, Marco (Edited by)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art: 2009

Seller ID: 003758


48 pages; numerous color illustrations. The Met Museum Bulletin, Summer 2009. View more info

Image for Stars and Planets - Exploring the Universe

Stars and Planets - Exploring the Universe

By: Menzel, Donald H., Ph.D.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The University Society: 1931

Seller ID: 003170


121 pages; b&w illustrations; diagrams; charts, glossary, index. A good old astronomy primer. The spine is worn, some missing material at the tail. View more info

Image for Amazonia: The Challenge of the Tropics

Amazonia: The Challenge of the Tropics

By: Passarinho, Jarbas G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Rio de Janeiro, Primor: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002384


86 pages; numerous color photos. Essay in English; photo captions in English, French and Portugese. An introduction to this vast region, its strengths, needs and problems. View more info

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John James Audubon: The Making of an American

By: Rhodes, Richard

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003749


516 pages. 16 pages of color illustrations; 85 b&w illustrations and 4 maps in text. An enjoyably readable biography filled with private anecdotes that fully illustrate the life of this great artist. Small red dot remainder mark on bottom edge; previous owner's name on a front endpaper. Otherwise, about fine condition. View more info

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The Crime of Galileo

By: Santillana, Giorgio de

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003829


340 pages. Galileo versus the Inquisition. Galileo revealed as a man with "an excess of gifts ... extraordinary literary capacity, his brilliant repartee, his eloquence and charm ....", while the telescope was the key to his success. Previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. View more info

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Secrets of Plant Life

By: Sire, Marcel; Professor M.B.E. Godward (Translated and with a Preface by)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1969

Seller ID: 002755


240 pages; more than 400 color photographs detailing the cycles and parts of plants from lichen to tulips to oak. View more info

Image for The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio

The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio

By: Smith, Cyril Stanley and Martha Teach Gnudi (Trnslated from the Italian by)

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, The American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers: 1942

Seller ID: 002969


pp. xxvi; 476. "Ten books in which are fully treated not only every kind and sort of mineral but also all that is necessary for the practice of those things belonging to the arts of smelting or casting metals and all related subjects.." Frontispiece facsimile of first edition title page; woodcuts and decorative chapter headings. Faint damp line along the bottom edge of some pages; some leaves unopened. View more info

Image for Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of the "Birds of America"

Under a Wild Sky: John James Audubon and the Making of the "Birds of America"

By: Souder, William

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, North Point Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003748


368 pages; b&w illustrations. The several faces of Audubon and the development and execution of his dynamic bird portraits. Clean throughout. View more info

Image for Artful Science: Enlightenment, Entertainment, and the Eclipse of Visual Education

Artful Science: Enlightenment, Entertainment, and the Eclipse of Visual Education

By: Stafford, Barbara Maria

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts, The MIT Press: 1994

Seller ID: 003260


350 pages; 197 illustrations, all b&w. "... the replacement of an oral-visual culture in favor of a text-centered one." Clean throughout; a small bump at the base of the spine. View more info

Image for The Illustrated Maine Woods with Photographs from the Gleason Collection

The Illustrated Maine Woods with Photographs from the Gleason Collection

By: Thoreau, Henry D.; Joseph J. Moldenhauer ( Text edited by)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Princetion, NJ, Princeton University Press: 1974

Seller ID: 004867


pp. xxiii; 347. 48 illustrations. Appendix: Trees; Flowers and Shrubs; List of Plants. Index. Pages, including , photo illustrations are clean an brightboards are lfaded away from the spine especially the back board where there is also a stain along the bottom edge and tward the top (see the image). View more info

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An American Landscape

By: Thoreau, Henry David; Robert L. Rothwell (Edited and Illustrated)

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Paragon House: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004659


225 pages; b&w illustrations throughout. A selection of writings taken from Thoreau's journal kept between 1837 and 1861. Clean throughout; tight binding. Jacket price-clipped, otherwise fine condition. View more info