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  • 'The Boundless Deep...': The European Conquest of the Oceans, 1450 to 1840

    By John B. Hattendorf

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780916617622
    • Publisher: The John Carter Brown Library
    • Published: September 2003
  • A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of the Maya World

    By Julian C. Lee

    Our Price: $48.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780801485879
    • Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr
    • Published: July 2000
    For travelers to the Yucatßn Peninsula, Lee (biology, U. of Miami) offers a guide to some of the slimier of creepy crawlies of the region. It allows the identification of all known native and introduced species of the two groups with explanatory text, and some 360 color photographs and drawings, including illustrations of all tadpoles. He also includes distribution maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • A Garden Makes a House a Home

    By Elvin McDonald

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781580933308
    • Publisher: The Monacelli Press
    • Published: September 2012
    A Garden Makes a House a Home features twenty-five residential gardens from every region across the United States, presented by veteran shelter magazine garden editor Elvin McDonald in a lavishly illustrated format. Lush, well-tended gardens—whether they adorn humble cottages or sprawling estates—add beauty and personality to any property and truly make a house into a home. In this volume, gardens from simple to grand respond to the needs of their sites and reveal the unique personalities of the owners that care for them: on a tight urban lot in Houston, a thoughtful selection of water-loving plants and an innovative fountain that mediates rainfall from the city’s frequent deluges block out noise from the surrounding streets; elaborate terraces on a steep hillside in Portland, Oregon, create a variety of outdoor living spaces nestled directly among a rich tapestry of perennials, tall grasses, and Japanese maples; and on forty verdant New Hampshire acres, a series of garden “rooms” and meandering paths create an Edwardian-inspired escape. The diverse array of gardens inspire with glorious, full-color images of plants thriving in all climates—berries, lettuces, and herbs burst from the rich soils of Berkeley, California, in an edible garden the whole neighborhood is invited to enjoy; succulents of all sizes and shapes add color and texture to a lakeside home in Dallas and an arid Tucson yard equally well; dozens of bonsai and plants native to Asia create an authentic Eastern atmosphere in Indianola, Iowa; the rambling cottage-style plantings of England are reinterpreted in a river valley in Knoxville, Tennessee; and closely clipped boxwood in Greenwich, Connecticut, forms a parterre that rivals the beauty of its elaborate French predecessors across the ocean. Elvin McDonald draws on his forty-five years of professional experience and distinguished career to present a collection of exquisite landscapes, created both by avid amateurs and well-known designers including Suzy Bales, Rosalind Creasy, Douglas Hoerr, Raymond Jungles, Karen Strohbeen and Bill Luchsinger, and Phillip Watson, that will inspire all who recognize the allure greenery can add to a home.
  • A Gardener's Compendium Volume 2 Gardening in Time and Place

    By Teresa Watkins

    Our Price: $44.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781545612491
    • Publisher: Xulon Press
  • A Million Wings

    By Susan Schadt

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780615681672
    • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
    • Published: October 2012
    Chronicles the culture of duck hunting in the Mississippi River Valley through photographs, following sportsmen along the Mississippi Flyway migratory route as they work to protect waterfowl habitats and preserve the allure of their sport.
  • A Natural History of Amphibians

    By Robert C. Stebbins

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691102511
    • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
    • Published: January 1997
  • A Natural History of the Brown Mouse Lemur

    By Sylvia Atsalis

    Our Price: $47.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780132432719
    • Publisher: Pearson College Div
    • Published: October 2007
  • A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Japan and North-East Asia

    By Tadao Shimba

    Our Price: $44.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300135565
    • Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
    • Published: March 2008
  • A Year in Flowers

    By Shane Connolly

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781908337153
    • Publisher: Clearview
    • Published: November 2012
  • African Safari Wildlife Photography

    By Martin Pruss

    Our Price: $49.95
    • ISBN-13: 9788799602209
    • Publisher: Acacian Tales
    • Published: May 2013
  • Age of Dinosaurs In South America

    By Fernando E. Novas

    Our Price: $49.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253352897
    • Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: June 2009
    Among the exciting events in recent dinosaur paleontology has been the discovery of new dinosaur fossils in South America, many of which are markedly different from their cousins to the north. This book presents an up-to-date & comprehensive overview of the dinosaurs of South America. It reviews the dinosaur record in the region from Patagonia to Peru, discussing the anatomy, systematics, & evolution of these dinosaurs (and their immediate precursors) within both paleogeographic & paleoecological contexts.
  • All Things Bright and Beautiful [Cd]

    By James Herriot

    Our Price: $44.95
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781593975456
    • Publisher: AUDIO RENAISSANCE
    • Published: November 2004
    The sequel to All Creatures Great and Small. James Herriot has now become firmly established and accepted as one of Darrowby's veterinarians. He's also married, and lives with his wife Helen on the top floor of Skeldale House. James continues the rich and rewarding day-to-day life of a small-town veterinarian, and we journey with him across the dales, meeting a whole new cast of unforgettable characters--humans, dogs, lambs, parakeets--all of them described with the same infinite fascination, affection and insight that made James Herriot one of the most beloved authors of our time. Presented on 11 CDs, running time approximately 13 hours.
  • Amazing Arachnids

    By Jillian Cowles

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691176581
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: June 2018
    "This engaging book is beautifully written and illustrated, and should appeal to anyone interested in natural history. I enjoyed reading Amazing Arachnids."--Paula Cushing, Denver Museum of Nature and Science "Cowles has assembled a fascinating collection of phenomena pertaining to arachnids and presented it with a narrative that is simply a joy to read."--W. David Sissom, West Texas A&M University
  • Amphibians & Reptiles of Indiana

    By Sherman A. Minton

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781883362102
    • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
    • Published: August 1998
    This extensively revised second edition is one of the best state treatments for herps, by one of the foremost authorities. The shaded range maps make it a useful reference for eastern North America.

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