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On Rare Birds

By: Anita Albus

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Lyons Press: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04562

ISBN: 0762769874

Condition: Very Good


On Rare Birds is a visually stunning volume illustrated by author Anita Albus's own superb art work and by images ranging over five centuries. It will delight anyone who loves birds, laments the depletion of their populations by human hands, and cares about the survival of those species that still stand a chance. A very clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Tulip

By: Anna Pavord

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Pub Ltd: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04625

ISBN: 0747571902

Condition: Very Good


' The Tulip' is not a gardening book. It is the story of a flower that has made men mad. Greed, desire, anguish and devotion have all played their part in the development of the tulip from wild flower of the Asian steppes to the worldwide phenomenon it is today. A good , clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives

By: Antón, Mauricio; Alan Turner

Price: £16.50

Publisher: USA, Columbia University Press: 1997

Edition: 2nd Printing

Sellers ID: 03589

ISBN: 0231102283

Condition: Very Good


This extensively illustrated book is an exposition of the origins, diversification, and adaptations of the larger- bodied members, extant and extinct of the cat family. The text also allows readers to understand the big cats' place in nature, occurrence and preservation in the fossil record. There is edge wear to the hardboards edges, top and base, and the D/W also has edge ware to its edges with some small tears to the base and wear to the corners, it is also starting to delaminate. The D/W has also been stuck to the end papers by sticky tape. Otherwise it is still a good , clean and tight c... View more info

British Grasses and their Employment in Agriculture

By: Armstrong M.A. S. F.

Price: £11.30

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press: 1950

Edition: 7th edition

Sellers ID: 02221

Condition: Poor


This book as been well read the green boards are marked and bumped on the corners the spine shows wear at the top and bottom and the title lettering is faded on the spine there is a dedication in ink on the fep.The pages are still tight and clean. View more info

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Nihilism: A Philosophy Based In Nothingness And Eternity

By: Brett Stevens

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Manticore Press: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04504

ISBN: 0994595832

Condition: Very Good


Inspired by transcendentalist thinkers and the ancient traditions of both the West and the Far East, the philosophy of nihilism negates the false intermediate steps imposed on us by degenerated values systems. For those who seek the truth beyond the socially convenient explanations that humans tell one another, nihilism is a philosophy both for a new age and for all time. There is underlining in pencil on most of the pages. View more info

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Practical Sheep Keeping

By: Cardell, Kim

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK., The Crowood Press Ltd: 2009

Edition: Reprints

Sellers ID: 02470

ISBN: 1861261632

Condition: Very Good


This book explains everything you need to know to manage sheep and keep them healthy. Aimed particularly at the keeper of the small flock - say around 30 ewes - the principles nevertheless apply to flocks of all sizes. From choosing and buying, through housing, feeding and routine management, to breeding and lambing. Kim Cardell offers sound advice based on many years' experience. The covers show signs of light use and there is a label patch on the inside of the front board. The pages are lightly mottled. View more info

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The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures

By: Christine Kenneally

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Viking: 2014

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03988

ISBN: 0670025550

Condition: Very Good


The Invisible History of the Human Race is a deeply researched and provocative perspective on one of the most intriguing and valuable areas of modern science: nothing less than the careful tracing back through time for the fullest account of who we are and what we might become. A good tight and clean copy. View more info

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The Flora of Cornwall and Supplement.

By: Davey. F.H.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, EP Publishing: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03493

ISBN: 071581334X

Condition: Fine


Here reprinted is the standard Flora of Cornwall originally published in 1909 together with the latter supplement of 1922. It includes a new foreword by L.J.Margetts to both the Flora and Supplement together with a revised combined index. A good ,clean and tight copy. View more info

Birds in a Cage: Warburg, Germany, 1941. Four P.O.W. birdwatchers. The unlikely beginnings of British wildlife conservation.

By: Derek Niemann

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Short Books Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03780

ISBN: 1780720939

Condition: Fine


This is the untold story of an obsessive quest behind barbed wire. Through their shared love of birds, the PoWs overcame hunger, hardship, fear and stultifying boredom. Their quest would draw in not only their fellow prisoners, but also some of the German guards, at great risk to them all. Buxton, Conder, John Barrett and george Waterston were forged by their wartime experience into giants of postwar wildlife conservation. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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How the Dog Became the Dog

By: Derr,Mark

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03574

ISBN: 0715643010

Condition: Fine


This book explains how the nature of the wolf and its human soul mate made the dog's evolution inevitable. Mark Derr brilliantly describes how the ' domestication' of the dog is a result both of biology and culture, beginning with mutual cooperation between humans and animals, and taking a number of radical turns. For anyone who wants to know where dogs came from this is an indispensable account. There is light shelf wear to the D/w.A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Moral Fables

By: Giacomo Leopardi

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Alma Classics: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04502

ISBN: 184749580X

Condition: Very Good


First published in 1827 and here presented in a new translation by J.G. Nichols along with ' thoughts,' Leopardi's own selected pearls of wisdom and gems of social observation, Moral Fables will enchant both those who are familiar with and those who are new to the works of Italy's last great polymath. There is writing in pencil on the last page. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Dragonflies and Damselflies of Britain and Northern Europe

By: Gibbons, Bob

Price: £12.00

Publisher: UK, Littlehampton Book Services Ltd: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03465

ISBN: 0600333787

Condition: Fine


This was the first fully illustrated photographic guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of Britain and Northern Europe. There is an in depth account of the ecology and life cycles; and describes how to study and photograph them. A fully cross-referenceed identification guide is provided to both the larval and adult family. There are also concise descriptions of all the species of dragonflies and damselflies found in Britain and Northern Europe. View more info

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Of Moths and Men: Intrigue, Tragedy and the Peppered Moth

By: Hooper, Judith

Price: £16.50

Publisher: UK., Fourth Estate: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02783

ISBN: 1841153923

Condition: Very Good


In the early 1950's Dr Bernard Kettlewell went into the woods with a mission He believed a black variety of the peppered moth thrived in industrial areas because camouflage on blackened trees protected it from predatory birds. His work became known as ' Darwins missing evidence' and his findings are now firmly embedded in our cultural consciousness . But it appears he may have been wrong... View more info

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Botanical Illustration.

By: King Ronald.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Ash & Grant.: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00078

Condition: Good


The Botanical Illustration surveys the astonishing historical range and visual diversity of the art of depicting flowers and other plants and paintings, prints and drawings.1st edition in hardcovers which are faded but good,the dustwrapper as a small tear and rippled edges to the top and bottom. View more info

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British Birds

By: Kirkman & Jourdain

Price: £30.00

Publisher: UK, T.C.& E.C. Jack Ltd: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03619

Condition: Very Good


This book objective is to provide ,in a compact and convenient form, the best available information sufficient to identify all British species except the rarest - their nests, their eggs, and their utterances. Notes on their habitat and geographical range have been added, chiefly has and aid to identification. The text is accompanied by two hundred colour plates. The green boards have some marks on it and wear to its corners. A good clean and tight copy. View more info

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Infant Chimpanzee and Human Child: A Classic 1935 Comparative Study of Ape Emotions and Intelligence (Series in Affective Science)

By: Ladygina-Kohts, N. N.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Oxford University Press: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02782

ISBN: 0195135652

Condition: Very Good


This is a truly remarkable book on chimpanzee emotions and psychology that first appeared three quarters of a century ago in Moscow. This first English edition has been supervised by B.M. de Waal and includes all original photographs and line illustrations. The DJ shows light shelf ware. View more info

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The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination

By: Mabey, Richard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Profile Books Ltd: 2015

Edition: 2nd Edition

Sellers ID: 03508

ISBN: 1861976623

Condition: Fine


The Cabaret of Plants celebrates the idea that plants are not simply ' the furniture of the planet', but vital, inventive, individual beings, worthy of respect - and that to understand this may best way of preserving life together on earth. A tight ,clean copy. View more info

Thousand and One Gems or English Poetry

By: Mackay ,Charles LLD

Price: £16.50

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons: 0

Sellers ID: 00684

Condition: Good


The hardcovers shows signs of wear on the corners and down the spine it has gilt edged pages which are tanned it and marbled endpapers na dpastedowns,it also has a dedication dated 1872. View more info

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Birds of Prey of the British Isles

By: Martin, Brian.P.

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03483

ISBN: 0715397826

Condition: Fine


A detailed look at our twenty - three breeding and visiting raptors, and vagrants, with flight silhouettes, photographs and Alistair Proud's exquisite paintings. A fine clean and tight copy. View more info

The Pig Who Sang to the Moon.

By: Masson Jeffery

Price: £10.84

Publisher: London., Johnathan Cape: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 00191

ISBN: 0224061186

Condition: Very Good


This is a book about farm animals - chickens, cows, sheep and goats - and what they think and feel. The author agues that an animal can only be happy when it is living under conditions that allow it to express its natural behaviour. This is a first edition hardback in very good condition as is the dustwrapper.There is a dedication on the frontispiece. View more info