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Weekend Walks on the Delmarva Peninsula : Walks and Hikes in Deleware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, Abercrombie, Jay
1 Abercrombie, Jay Weekend Walks on the Delmarva Peninsula : Walks and Hikes in Deleware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia
Woodstock, Vt. Countryman Press 2006 0881506672 / 9780881506679 Second Edition Trade Paperback Fine 12 Mo -- 7.5 In Tall. 
256 pp., index, numerous maps, b&w photos. Close to new, no markings or spine creases. Abercrombie, an entomologist and field biologist, presents the agrarian and maritime flavor that lingers on the edge of the Washington-Baltimore metropolis. His 33 suggested walks range from an easy stroll to a challenging backpacking trip. The territory includes Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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A Natural History of the Senses, Ackerman, Diane
2 Ackerman, Diane A Natural History of the Senses
NY Vintage Books (Random House) 1991 0679735666 / 9780679735663 9th Printing Trade Paperback Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
One-inch vertical tear near top of spine on front cover. Slight rubbing on spine edges. Light toning. Text clean. A collection of sprightly essays about each of the sensory experiences. This book will make you more aware of things you see, hear, feel, smell and taste without thinking. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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3 Adamson, Joy Living Free: The Story of Elsa and Her Cubs
NY Harcourt, Brace & World 1961 First Edition Cloth Very Good + Very Good 4to - 10 in Tall 
161 pp., 64 pp. b&w photos. Map. Light foxing on end papers. light rubbing on edges of dj, half-inch tear on rear panel. Spine edges worn. The sequel to Born Free: the Adamsons relate their life in Africa with a lioness and her cubs. Introduction by Sir Julian Huxley. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 American Orchid Society Handbook on Orchid Culture
Cambridge Massachusetts American Orchid Society 1982 Revised Stapled Softcover Good + Handbook 8mo -- 9 in Tall 
80 pp. on glossy stock including 25 pp. of advertising matter at rear. Dozens on color photos. Very pale yellow highlighting of a few paragraphs on about a dozen pages. Rest of text clean. Corner crease on front cover. Overall, every little wear. A collection of about 50 short articles, some on orchid cultivation in general, others pertaining to particular species. A revised edition of a handbook first published by the societyin 1971. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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5 Amory, Cleveland The Cat Who Came for Christmas
NY Penguin Books 1995 0140252738 / 9780140252736 Later Printing Mass Market Paperback Very Good 12mo-7.75 in Tall 
240 pp. Light wear, corner crease and thumbing. Text clean. Amory tells how he was tamed by an alley cat he dubbed Polar Bear. 
Price: 3.00 USD
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6 Andersen, Lars Payne's Prairie: A History of the Great Savanna
Sarasota, Florida Pineapple Press 2001 1561642258 / 9781561642250 First Edition Stated Cloth & Boards Fine Near Fine 8vo--8.75 in Tall 
156 pp. with bibliography, index, historical photos, b&w illustrations. Nearly new, sticker glue remains on rear panel of dust jacket. No markings. A natural and political history of a large grassland basin south of Gainesville, Florida, now a conservation area. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7 Ardrey, Robert The Territorial Imperative
NY Atheneum 1966 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Cloth Very Good  Fair 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Ardrey, Berdine 
390 pp. Heavy edge rubbing on dust jacket, light edgewear on brown cloth cover. Name on front endpaper, no other markings. Slight slant to spine, sturdy binding, slight toning of text. With bibliography. Subtitled: "A personal inquiry into the animal origins of property and nations." Ardrey presents his pop anthropology theory about man's sense of ownership tracing back to animal instincts of territoriality.  
Price: 3.24 USD
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8 Aymarm Brandt and Sagarin, Edward, Eds. The Personality of the Dog
NY Bonanza Books 1964 First Thus Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 8.25 in 
355 pp Still tight and lightly read collection of scores of short stories, essays and poems about dogs and their varied traits. Authors represented include Virginia Woolf, MacKinlay Kantor, Farley Mowat, Anton Chekhov, Don Marquis, Lord Byron, Albert Payson Terhune and many others. Text clean, light soil and darkening of ochre boarrds. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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9 Bartram, William The Travels of William Bartrram
New Haven Conn. Yale University Press 1958 Naturalist's Edition Cloth very good+ No Jacket 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall Bartram, William 
727 pp., plus about 20 pp. of rear material (photos, maps). Gift inscripton on endpaper. No other markings. Firm binding. Light rubbing along spine joints and light scuffing to covers but still very handsome. Lacks jacket. Foldout map of Bartram's journeys in the South. Edited with commentary by Francis Harper, a researcher with John Bartram Association in Philadelphia. A compilation of Bartram's highly details travel diaries when he explored southern wilderness areas in the 1770s. Some 250 pages are devoted to an annotated index of Bartram's observations, including species' Latin names. Many b&w line drawings by Bartram. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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In a Patch of Fireweed: A Biologist's Life in the Field, Bernd Heinrich
10 Bernd Heinrich In a Patch of Fireweed: A Biologist's Life in the Field
Cambridge Massachusetts Harvard University Press 1991 0674445511 / 9780674445512 First Paperback Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine 8vo -- 9 in High 
194 pp. Close to new. No markings. Lightly read. Spine uncreased. A University of Vermont zoologist writes about his field studies of various insects, expanding into a reflection on his life in science and the forest environment. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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11 Borland, Hal Hill Country Harvest
Philadelphia J.B. Lippincott 1967 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Cloth & Boards Good  Fair 8vo - over 7'' - 9'' tall 
377 pp. Corners rounded and some yellowing on edges, but text is fresh. Chipping on rear of dust jacks and light fraying on cover. Borland, a New York Times nature writer, relates a year of seasons in the natural landscape surrounding his home in the Connecticut hill. A date is written in ink on the free front end paper, otherwise no markings.  
Price: 3.60 USD
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12 Burton, Jane and Allaby, Michael A Dog's Life: A Year in the Life of a Dog Family
London Ebury Press 1986 0852235429 / 9780852235423 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good + 4to -- 10.5 In. 
127 pp. on glossy stock. Light edgewear and fading along edges. Small tears at dj corners. Text clean. Numerous color photos, many full page. A photographic record of a year of raising a collie and her litter. With detailed commentary on puppy growth and development, and a general overview of the canine world. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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13 Bush-Brown, James and Louise America's Garden Book
NY Charles Scribner's Sons 1965 Revised Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8v0 -- 9.25 in 
752 pp., more than 250 b&w photos and drawings. Comprehensive guide to constructing a garden and choosing plants (flowers, vegetables, shrubs, etc.) 42 chapters, plus list of famous public gardens. Index includes botanical names. Due to printing error, most of chapter on shrubs is upside down. Rest of text OK. No markings. Moderate wear, some edges rubbed. Binding still strong. A few stains on textblock edges, 2 small spots on rear cover's lower corner. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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14 Carter, Elizabeth F. A Hiking Guide to the Trails of Florida
Birmingham Ala. Menasha Ridge Press 1987 0897320689 / 9780897320689 Stated First Printing Trade Paperback Near Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
127 pp. with bibliography, index, numerous maps. Light edge rubbing; no markings, spine uncreased. A summary of 41 trails in all parts of Florida. Includes pointers about special features, wildlife to spot, trail length, access, level of difficulty, etc. Some of the venues included: Blackwater River State Forest; Osceola Natl Forest; Withlacoochee State Forest; Ocala Natl Forest; St. Mark's Natl Wildlife Refuge; Merritt Is. Refuge; Wekiva Springs; Everglades; Fort Clinch; Bulow Creek; Lake Kissimmee; Sanibel-Captiva; Big Cypress. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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15 Chandler, Jennie Best Loved Dogs of the World
Secaucus, N.J. Chartwell Books 1980 0890092869 / 9780890092866 Glossy Boards Very Good No Jacket Folio - over 12" - 15" tall 
94 pp. Near fine except for slight upper corner rippling on half dozen pages at rear of book. Rear lower corner rubbed. No markings. A stunning collection of dog photos and text, emphasizing the larger breeds. Includes historical notes and summary of characteristics of each breed. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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Roadside Geology of Utah (Roadside Geology Series), Chronic, Halka
16 Chronic, Halka Roadside Geology of Utah (Roadside Geology Series)
Missoula, Montana Mountain Press Publishing Company 1991 0878422285 / 9780878422289 Second Printing Trade Paperback Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 9 in Tall 
326 pp.Numerous small b&w photos of rock formations, location maps. Curled front cover, and thumbed, but else close to new. No markings, spine uncreased. A detailed description of geological formations in Utah that are visible or easily reachable from highways and a few side roads. Plus general background on Earth's composition and movements. Written for the layman but with precise scientific terminology. With index and helpful glossary. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Church, Doris Tales from Woolly Acres
Rochester Minnesota Lone Oak Press 1992 0962786055 / 9780962786051 First Edition Trade Paperback Fine No Jacket 8vo -- 8.5 In 
131 pp., previous owner's embossed mark on half-title page. Sketch of sheep with author's signature, but this is probably a facsimile, mass-produced signature. In an engaging manner, the author writes of her seven years of operating a hobbyist sheep farm in Wisconsin and doing Girl Scout work. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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18 Clancy, Alys Alys Clancy's Garden Guide
Daytona Beach, Fl. The News-Journal Corp. 1977 Later Printing Trade Paperback Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
359 pp. on heavy coated stock. Color photos on cover and throughout the text. Many diagrams of planting and gardening methods. Light wear, thumbed, lower cover corne creased. Previous owner's name on endpaper. Text clean. Text bright. A longtime gardening editor for the Daytona Beach News-Journal presents a mini-encyclopedia of practical gardening instructions specifically for central Florida's coastal climate and soil. The late Ms. Clancy, a feisty champion of beautification in the Daytona area, dedicated her book to the "plain dirt gardener," rather than society women who dabbled in gardening. This is the revised version of her book, updated to reflect government restrictions on pesticides. 
Price: 8.50 USD
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19 Collins, Henry H., Jr., And Boyajian, Neil Familiar Garden Birds of America
NY Harper & Row 1965 Cloth Very Good  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Yrizarry, John C. And Williams, Nina 
309 pp. Strip of masking tape along top of front pastedown; slightly faded stripe near bottom of front and rear covers. No markings in text. with 12 pp. color plates. Index, bibliography. A layman's guide to bird identification, with a readable summary of each species' characteristics and habits.  
Price: 4.50 USD
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20 Curtis, Carlton C. And Bausor, S.C. The Complete Guide to North American Trees
NY New Home Library 1943 Later Printing Cloth Very Good No Jacket 8vo -- 8.25 in. 
337 pp. Light toning. spine faded, green cloth. Clean text except for a few notes on rear endpaper. A listing of tree species, with each listing showing the leaf and seeds of the tree, and a paragraph of text. Latin names included. First copyright 1925. A guide for the layman, to help him appreciate nature in his neigborhood. The authors note the North American continent once had 800 million acres of forest, now down to 130 million. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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