Natural History

Natural History


  • African Menagerie: A Celebration of Nature

    By Brian Jarvi

    Our Price: $55.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781599621463
    • Publisher: Welcome Books
    • Published: October 2018
  • Alexander Wilson: Naturalist and Pioneer - A Biography

    By Robert Cantwell

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781399489690
    • Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company
    • Published: 1961
  • Alexander von Humboldt Botanical Illustrations: 22 Pull-Out Posters

    By Otfried Baume

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783791385136
    • Publisher: Prestel
    • Published: April 2019
  • Alexander von Humboldt: The Botanical Exploration of the Americas

    By Alexander von Humboldt

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783791384153
    • Publisher: Prestel
    • Published: May 2018
  • Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History In the Age of Discovery

    By David Attenborough

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300125474
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: October 2007
    From the 15th century onwards, as European explorers sailed forth on grand voyages of discovery, their encounters with exotic plants & animals fanned intense scientific interest. Scholars began to examine nature with fresh eyes, & pioneering artists transformed the way nature was seen & understood. In this book, renowned naturalist & documentary-maker David Attenborough joins with expert colleagues to explore how artists chose to portray the natural world during this era of burgeoning scientific interest. 160 color illus. 224p.
  • Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery

    By David Attenborough

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300215724
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: September 2015
  • Ambonese Curiosity Cabinet

    By Georgius Everhardus Rumphius

    Our Price: $92.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300075342
    • Published: April 1999
    Originally published posthumously in Dutch in 1705. Rumphius, known as the 'Indian Pliny,' wrote two major works during his employment with the Dutch East Indies Company stationed on the island of Ambon in eastern Indonesia. This one, the first modern work on tropical fauna, is a classic text of natural history, covering the gamut of organisms found in the seas surrounding Ambon. Notes, index. B&W illus. 567p.
  • America's Botanical Beauty: Illustrations from the Library of Congress

    By James L. Reveal

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781555913366
    • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
    • Published: October 1996
    These splend id collections of early botanical publications are combined here with the insightful text to chronicle the 400-year development of America from the viewpoint of some of the best botanists and botanical illustrators of their time. Biblio., index. Color illus. 162p.
  • America's Other Audubon

    By Genevieve Jones

    Our Price: $27.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781616890599
    • Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
    • Published: May 2012
    America's Other Audubon chronicles the story of Genevieve Jones, her family, and the making of an extraordinary nineteenth-century book, Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of Birds of Ohio. At the age of twenty-nine, Genevieve Jones, an amateur naturalist/artist and daughter of a country doctor, visited the 1876 Centennial World's Fair in Philadelphia, where she saw Audubon's paintings in Birds of America on display. His artwork inspired her to undertake the production of a book illustrating the birds nests and eggs that Audubon neglected to include in his work. Her parents were reluctant to support the undertaking of such an ambitious and expensive project until Genevieve became despondent over a broken engagement. Concerned over her fragile mental state, they encouraged her to begin the book as a distraction. Her brother collected the nests and eggs, her father paid for the publishing costs, and Genevieve and her girlhood friend learned lithography and began illustrating the specimens. The book was sold by subscription in twenty-three parts. When part one of Genevieve's work was issued, leading ornithologists praised the illustrations, and Rutherford B. Hayes and Theodore Roosevelt added their names to the subscription list. One reviewer wrote: It is one of the most beautiful and desirable works that has ever appeared in the United States upon any branch of natural history and ranks with Audubon's celebrated work on birds. Then, suddenly, Genevieve died of typhoid fever after personally completing only five of the illustrations. Her family took up the completion of the work in her memory. They labored for seven years until the book was completed in 1886; collecting nests and eggs, drawing lithographs on stone, and hand coloring fifty copies of each illustration, and writing the field notes for each species of bird. Both the brother who collected the nests and eggs and wrote the field notes, and the mother who completed the drawings on stone and hand coloring, were stricken with typhoid fever two years after Genevieve's death and nearly died. In spite of serious damage to their health, they never gave up and labored until the book was finished. The father covered the publishing costs, which were higher than had been anticipated and were not covered by the subscription price, and ultimately lost his entire retirement savings completing the task in his daughter's memory. The mother lost her eyesight at the end of her life from the effects of typhoid fever and long hours of straining to draw and color the nests and eggs. But neither parent ever complained and considered their work on the book the most important accomplishment of their lives. When the mother's copy of the volume was exhibited on the Chicago World's Fair in 1893, it was awarded a bronze medal. Only 90 copies of the book were produced and fewer than 20 have been located today in libraries or in private collections. America's Other Audubon includes a foreword by the Curator of Natural-History Rare Books at the Smithsonian, Leslie Overstreet, a prologue and introduction by researcher and writer Joy M. Kiser (with archival photographs of the family and original advertisements and ephemera from the publication and sale of the book), the 68 original color plates of nests and eggs, plus selected field notes, a key to the eggs, and a key to the birds scientific and current common names (which have changed since the book first published in the nineteenth century). Joy Kiser has been friends with the Jones ancestors for fourteen years and has access to family photographs and documents that the general public has never seen. The Joneses story has never been fully told and no other author is better prepared to tell it.
  • American Bird Decoys

    By William F. Mackey

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517109229
    • Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
    • Published: December 1988
  • The Anatomical Venus: Wax, God, Death & the Ecstatic

    By Joanna Ebenstein

    Our Price: $21.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781938922916
    • Publisher: D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.
    • Published: May 2016
  • Anatomical and Medical Illustrations: A Pictorial Archive with Over 2000 Royalty-Free Images

    By Dover Publications

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486467528
    • Publisher: DOVER
    • Published: October 2008
    (Pictorial Archive series) This outstanding collection of reproducible, royalty-free medical and anatomical engravings offers a fascinating, visually encyclopedic exploration of the body and the healing arts. Featuring more than two thousand illustrations that date back to the late Victorian era through the early 20th century, this timeless resource serves as the ultimate visual referencefor anyone with an interest in the health field. The two-part volume begins with a variety of finely detailed anatomical illustrations; part two offers images from the general realm of science. With a glossary of plate references. B&W.
  • Anatomy in Black

    By Emily Evans

    Our Price: $49.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781905367870
    • Publisher: Lotus Pub
    • Published: September 2018
  • Animal Architecture

    By Ingo Arndt

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781419711657
    • Publisher: Abrams
    • Published: April 2014
    Collects photographs of structures created by animals, from the six-foot-high hills of tiny red ants to the colorfully decorated courtship arenas of the bowerbird, showcasing the connections between human and animal architecture.
  • Animal Illustration: The Essential Reference

    By Carol Belanger Grafton

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486799865
    • Publisher: Dover Publications
    • Published: September 2016