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Flore Illustrée des Champignons d'Afrique Centrale
1 Flore Illustrée des Champignons d'Afrique Centrale
New
 
A continuation of "Flore Iconographique des Champignons du Congo" [Fasc. 1(1935)-17(1972)]. 1972-1997. 17 volumes. 32 x 24cm. Each with text signature and coloured plates. Paperback.

Flore Illustrée des Champignons d'Afrique Centrale is a fully colour-illustrated flora of the mushrooms of Central Africa. Probably the only mushroom flora of this scope for any tropical region of the world, especially owing to the high quality coloured illustrations (watercolour drawings, slides) of nearly all the species treated.

The number of species depicted, including numerous species new to science, makes this flora a basic document for mycologists and monographers dealing with tropical fungi. Only macroscopical descriptions are included.

Although this flora is published in French, from fasc. 10 (1983) onwards, the keys are translated into English and the illustrations coded, so as to make easy usage of the flora in English-speaking countries.

 
Price: 495.00 GBP
 
 
Food and Fruit-bearing Forest Species - 3. Examples from Latin America
2 Food and Fruit-bearing Forest Species - 3. Examples from Latin America
9251023727 / 9789251023723 New
 
FAO., 1986. 30cm. Pp.xix,308. Numerous photos and figures. Softbound.

Food and Fruit-bearing Forest Species - 3. Examples from Latin America provides information on the ecology, distribution, nutritional value and main uses of the species described.

Original edition, one copy only.
 
Price: 26.00 GBP
 
 
La Faune Terrestre de l'Ile de Sainte-Helene
3 La Faune Terrestre de l'Ile de Sainte-Helene
New
 
1970-1977. 4 volumes. 26cm. Pp.viii,227; x,530; x,533; x,575. 45 plates, 838 figures, 4 maps. Paperback, fine set.

La Faune Terrestre de l'Ile de Sainte-Helene, the standard account of terrestrial fauna of St. Helena Island, South Atlantic. French text.

Volume 4 pictured
 
Price: 225.00 GBP
 
 
Orchid Growing in the Tropics
4 Orchid Growing in the Tropics
9812041087 / 9789812041081 New
 
1993. 24cm. Pp.207. Numerous colour photos. Hardback, jacket.

Orchid Growing in the Tropics, a practical handbook giving comprehensive and authoritative advice on growing a wide variety of orchids in a tropical environment.
 
Price: 9.00 GBP
 
 
The Iraq Invasion of Kuwait, An Environmental Catastrophe, Al-Hassan, Jassim Mohammad
5 Al-Hassan, Jassim Mohammad The Iraq Invasion of Kuwait, An Environmental Catastrophe
New
 
Published by the author, Safat, Kuwait, second printing, revised, 1992. 29cm. Pp.162. 144 colour photos. Hardbound, jacket, fine copy.

The author is a professor of biochemistry with decades of experience on the venomous marine creatures of the Arabian Gulf. The Iraq Invasion of Kuwait, An Environmental Catastrophe describes with the aid of photographs the immense environmental problems of the period.
 
Price: 30.00 GBP
 
 
Handbook of Capture-Recapture Analysis, Amstrup, Steven C ; Trent L. McDonald & Bryan F. J. Manly (editors)
6 Amstrup, Steven C ; Trent L. McDonald & Bryan F. J. Manly (editors) Handbook of Capture-Recapture Analysis
069108968X / 9780691089683 New
 
2005. 26cm. Pp.296. 20 photos, 6 figures, 74 tables. Softbound.

Handbook of Capture-Recapture Analysis introduces the most up-to-date methods for data analysis while explaining the theory behind those methods. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
 
 
Das große Kakteen-Lexikon, 2., korrigierte Auflage, Anderson, Edward F
7 Anderson, Edward F Das große Kakteen-Lexikon, 2., korrigierte Auflage
3800159643 / 9783800159642 New
 
2012. 28cm. Pp.744. 1028 colour photos. Hardbound.

Das große Kakteen-Lexikon, 2., korrigierte Auflage ; Edward Anderson's standard work on the cacti, second edition, revised and corrected by Urs Eggli.

The cactus reference book with over 1000 colour photos representing all the major species of 126 genera with information on nomenclature (including synonyms), natural history, conservation and horticulture for each. All accepted genera, species and subspecies are described in this comprehensive diagnostic work. Remarks on the history of discovery, the importance of generic names, distribution and ecology are included.

German text
 
Price: 78.99 GBP
 
 
Viruses of Vertebrates, Andrewes, Sir Christopher
8 Andrewes, Sir Christopher Viruses of Vertebrates
New
 
Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, London, 1964. 24cm. Pp.xi,401. Hardbound, jacket trifle worn, nice clean copy. Wilson Smith's copy (1897-1965, FRS., virologist, Porton Down), with his signature.

Viruses of Vertebrates, clean secondhand
 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
Indigo in the Arab World, Balfour-Paul, Jenny
9 Balfour-Paul, Jenny Indigo in the Arab World
070070373X / 9780700703739 New
 
1997. 28cm. Pp.330. Hardbound.

The role indigo has played elsewhere has been fairly well documented, but in the case of the Arab world, little or no thorough investigation has been previously undertaken. Indigo in the Arab Worldprovides comprehensive coverage of the subject from its earliest history to the present day.
 
Price: 95.00 GBP
 
 
Aroids, Plants of the Arum Family, Brown, Deni
10 Brown, Deni Aroids, Plants of the Arum Family
0712618228 / 9780712618229 New
 
Hutchinson, 1988. 25cm. Pp.256. Numerous colour photos, figures. Hardbound, clean secondhand copy with jacket.

Aroids, Plants of the Arum Family is the first truly comprehensive review of one of the largest and most popular plant families, a natural history of aroids, emphasizing habitats and ecology, anatomy and reproduction, medicinal and folk uses, and potential as food crops.

 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
Taxonomic Atlas of Living Primates, Chiarelli, A.B
11 Chiarelli, A.B Taxonomic Atlas of Living Primates
New
 
1972. 23cm. Pp.vii,363. Photos, maps. Hardbound.

Taxonomic Atlas of Living Primates
 
Price: 16.00 GBP
 
 
New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement, The Quantity of Hay in Stacks or Ricks, Round or Oblong, The Valuing of Land, with Other Practical Tables, and Directions for Using Them, Christison, John
12 Christison, John New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement, The Quantity of Hay in Stacks or Ricks, Round or Oblong, The Valuing of Land, with Other Practical Tables, and Directions for Using Them
Antiquarian
 
Stirling, Kenney & Co., Edinburgh, first edn., 1839. 18cm. Pp.[viii],72. 4 figures. Original cloth, contents somewhat foxed.

New Tables for Computing the Weight of Cattle By Measurement

 
Price: 135.00 GBP
 
 
The Encyclopaedia of Arable Weeds, Clarke, James ; D. Ginsburg, C. Kelly & L. Tongue
13 Clarke, James ; D. Ginsburg, C. Kelly & L. Tongue The Encyclopaedia of Arable Weeds
Clean secondhand copy
 
22cm. Pp.224. Colour photos.

The Encyclopaedia of Arable Weeds is a definitive guide to arable broad-leaved and grass weeds with full colour photgraphs for identification plus information on biology, lifecycle and geographic spread. It also contains information on control and the environmental impacts such as suitablillity as a food source for birds.

 
Price: 17.50 GBP
 
 
Chemistry of Europe's Agricultural Soils. Part A: Methodology and Interpretation of the GEMAS Data Set. Part B: General Background Information and Further Analysis of the GEMAS Data Set., Clemens Reimann; Manfred Birke, Alecos Demetriades, Peter Filzmoser & Patrick O'Connor (editors)
14 Clemens Reimann; Manfred Birke, Alecos Demetriades, Peter Filzmoser & Patrick O'Connor (editors) Chemistry of Europe's Agricultural Soils. Part A: Methodology and Interpretation of the GEMAS Data Set. Part B: General Background Information and Further Analysis of the GEMAS Data Set.
3510968468 / 9783510968466 New
 
2014. 2 volumes. 28cm. Pp.520 ; 350. Softbound.

During 2008 and until early 2009, a total of 2108 samples of agricultural (ploughed land, 0–20 cm) and 2023 samples of grazing land (0–10 cm) soil were collected at a density of 1 site/2500 km2 each from 33 European countries, covering an area of 5,600,000 km2.

All samples were analysed for 52 chemical elements after an aqua regia extraction, 41 elements by XRF (total), and soil properties, like CEC, TOC, pH (CaCl2), following tight external quality control procedures. In addition, the agricultural soil samples were analysed for 57 elements in a mobile metal ion (MMI®) extraction, Pb isotopes and magnetic susceptibility.

The GEMAS project thus provides for the first time fully harmonised data for element concentrations and soil properties known to influence the bioavailability and toxicity of the elements at the continental (European) scale. The database is fully in compliance with the requirements of the European REACH Regulation (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals).

The study also provides valuable information for other European pieces of legislation related to metals in soil.

The concentrations of many elements (e. g., As, Bi, Co, Cu, Li, Mn, Pb) in soils of north-eastern Europe are up to three times lower than in the South-West of Europe. The break in concentration occurs along the southern limit of the last glaciation and is thus directly related to geology. The variable geochemical background from north to south makes it impossible to define one soil background level for any chemical element that is valid for the whole of Europe. However, areas with increased metal concentrations can be clearly identified, and are most often associated with known mineral districts and mining areas. Some major cities (e.g., London, Paris) are marked by local anomalies of elements like Au, Hg and Pb, typically linked to anthropogenic activities. Element concentrations decrease rapidly towards the surrounding natural background with distance to any one anthropogenic source. For several elements (e. g., Hg, P, S, Se) the regional distribution patterns are strongly affected by climatic conditions favoring the development of organic soil. On all geochemical maps, the effect of diffuse contamination remains invisible at the chosen continental scale and sample density. To reliably detect contamination, mapping at a much higher sample density, i.e., at the local scale, is needed.

Agricultural and grazing land soil samples show practically the same distribution patterns over Europe and very comparable element concentrations. This demonstrates the robustness of the low sample density geochemical mapping approach.

Part B of the GEMAS atlas provides a more detailed interpretation of the spatial distribution of selected elements (As, C, Cd, K, Th, U) at the European scale than was possible to provide in Part A, the geochemical atlas.

To highlight the importance of scale this part also provides interpretations of the data set at a more local scale (Scandinavia and Ukraine). Possibilities for more-in-depth uses of the data set from assessing the impact of agriculture (carbon stock), through risk assessment to unravelling geological processes (loess distribution) are demonstrated. Several chapters cover the background information needed for the interpretation of a geochemical atlas (geology, soil formation, mineral deposits). Finally, data on the regional distribution of some rarely analysed elements (B, Cl, F) at the European scale are pre- sented, based on the old FOREGS soil samples. A discussion of element concentrations, as measured in a very weak extraction (MMI®), helps to understand the geochemical processes governing the distribution of elements at the European scale, and allows us to better detect the impact of human activities on European agricultural soil. Part B also provides Tables summarising European legislation with regard to soil, and the key statistical parameters for the GEMAS samples.

 
Price: 195.00 GBP
 
 
The Secret Lives of Insects, d'Entrèves, Pietro Passarin & Mario Zunino
15 d'Entrèves, Pietro Passarin & Mario Zunino The Secret Lives of Insects
0856132608 / 9780856132605 New
 
Orbis, first English edition, London 1976. 30cm. Pp.384. 400 colour photos, 50 figures. Hardbound.

The Secret Lives of Insects, a translation of 'La vita segreta degli insetti', 1975, nice copy.

The authors were zoologists at the University of Turin.

 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
A Guide to 1,000 Foraminifera from Southwestern Pacific, New Caledonia, Debenay, Jean-Pierre
16 Debenay, Jean-Pierre A Guide to 1,000 Foraminifera from Southwestern Pacific, New Caledonia
2709917297 / 9782709917292 New
 
2013. 30cm. Pp.383. 22 plates, 52 figures & maps, hundreds of photomicrographs. Softbound.

This guide presents the regional settings and environmental conditions prevailing around New Caledonia and gives an introduction to foraminifera, designed to be accessible to non-specialists, and summarizes the main research that has been carried out on foraminifera from New Caledonia.

Describes and illustrates more than 1,000 species of foraminifera collected in a great variety of environments around New Caledonia. For each species, SEM micrographs are provided together with a description and notes on its distribution. In order to facilitate identification, even by non-specialists, species are recorded in alphabetical order within groups made on the basis of (1) the nature of the test and (2) the dominant morphological feature. A photographical summary is provided for preliminary identification. 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
Atlas of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering, Delvigne, J.-E
17 Delvigne, J.-E Atlas of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering
2709914204 / 9782709914208 New
 
1998. 30cm. Pp.496. 600 colour photomicrographs. Hardbound.

Atlas of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering includes more than 600 photographs of thin sections of rocks and weathered materials.

It illustrates all the steps of weathering of primary minerals, mainly in the humid tropics.
 
Price: 99.99 GBP
 
 
Zimbabwe Legacies of Stone, Past and Present, Dewey, W.J. & G.G. Bourgois (editors)
18 Dewey, W.J. & G.G. Bourgois (editors) Zimbabwe Legacies of Stone, Past and Present
New
 
2 volumes. 32cm. Pp.622. Numerous colour & BW photos and figures, maps. Hardbound, slipcase.

Zimbabwe Legacies of Stone, Past and Present, a fine quality referenced exhibition catalogue of artifacts.

Reduced from GBP£ 85.00
 
Price: 58.00 GBP
 
 
Antony Van Leeuwenhoek and His
19 Dobell, Clifford Antony Van Leeuwenhoek and His "Little Animals", Being Some Account of the Father of Protozoology
New
 
Bale, London, 1932. 26cm. Pp.(vii),435. Frontispiece, 31 plates. Original cloth, slightly discoloured with age but a very good, clean copy, signed by author and dated 16.IX.32, Wilson Smith's copy (FRS., virologist, Porton Down), signed and also dated 16th September 1932, presumably gifted.

Antony Van Leeuwenhoek and His 'Little Animals', a rare signed association copy.

Images available if required
 
Price: 100.00 GBP
 
 
Rocks & Minerals of the World, An Illustrated Encyclopedia, Duda, R. & L. Rejl
20 Duda, R. & L. Rejl Rocks & Minerals of the World, An Illustrated Encyclopedia
1840560258 / 9781840560251 New
 
1998. 30cm. Pp.520. 450 colour photos, 300 line drawings of crystal forms, practical identification tables. Hardbound, clean secondhand copy in jacket.

Rocks & Minerals of the World, An Illustrated Encyclopedia, presents and illustrates over 600 various types of minerals and their important varieties with information on their crystals, the physical and chemical properties of individual minerals and the places they can be found. Explains the practical significance of rocks and minerals, their processing and cutting.
 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
The Biology of Racial Integration, Dyer, K.F.
21 Dyer, K.F. The Biology of Racial Integration
0856080071 / 9780856080074 New
 
Scientechnica, 1974. 25cm. Pp.xiii,446. Figures, tables & maps. Hardbound, jacket, typed author's compliments slip from publisher tipped in.

The Biology of Racial Integration examines theoretical problems of racial classification, the amount and nature of human biological variation, the origin of the species Homo sapiens and the races into which the species can be divided.
 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Elizabeth Taylor, My Love Affair with Jewelry, Elizabeth Taylor
22 Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor, My Love Affair with Jewelry
0500510997 / 9780500510995 New
 
T&H., first (only) edition, 2002. 32cm. Pp.240. 175 colour & 105 BW photo-illustrations. Hardbound, jacket, fine secondhand copy.

Tipped in are the two 'You' magazine 16-page pull-out sections (exclusive extracts from the book with colour & BW photos) published September and October 2002.

In 'Elizabeth Taylor, My Love Affair with Jewelry', the legendary actress talks about her fabulous collection of jewellery which sold at Christies, New York, in December 2011 realising in excess of USD$150,000,00, with every single item sold, individual items reaching five, ten, or even 50 times their estimate in some cases. The historic sale set a world record for the most valuable sale of jewellery in auction history.

 
Price: 350.00 GBP
 
 
Zander - Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen. Dictionary of plant names / Dictionnaire des noms des plantes, Erhardt, W., E. Götz, S. Seybold & N. Bödeker
23 Erhardt, W., E. Götz, S. Seybold & N. Bödeker Zander - Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen. Dictionary of plant names / Dictionnaire des noms des plantes
3800154080 / 9783800154081 New
 
18th., current edn., 2008. 24cm. Pp.992. Hardbound.

Zander - Dictionary of Plant Names ; Introduction to botanical nomenclature ; Systematic overview of the vascular plants ; Alphabetical overview of genera and species ; English, French and German plant names ; Authors of plant names. 20,000 species, 10,000 synonyms.
 
Price: 39.95 GBP
 
 
Namensliste der Koniferen. List of Conifer Names, Erhardt, Walter
24 Erhardt, Walter Namensliste der Koniferen. List of Conifer Names
3800148811 / 9783800148813 New
 
2005. 26cm. Pp.224. Paperback.

The diversity of conifer genera and species is quite considerable. and this book is invaluable as a reference guide to their names, making it easy to understand how synonyms or other divergent written forms have been derived.

Namensliste der Koniferen List of Conifer Names is a practical reference book for training, professional practice and amateur growers providing an overview of the names of the current, commercially available conifer genera, species and cultivars.

Text in German and English
 
Price: 19.95 GBP
 
 
Olive Propagation Manual, Fabbri, A. and others
25 Fabbri, A. and others Olive Propagation Manual
0643066764 / 9780643066762 New
 
25cm. Pp.152. Paperback.

This manual is intended as a practical guide underpinned with scientific principles for growers, olive propagators, teachers and students.

It aims to give extended information on seed germination, rooting of cuttings and grafting and micropropagation of the olive tree. Each topic has a detailed description of the procedures, a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of the techniques and a description of materials and equipment used.

Olive Propagation Manual is easy to read and use, with procedures illustrated in every step by photographs and drawings. While it is aimed at the grower, the book also provides some in-depth information on the physiology of the described processes for the more advanced reader. This information is presented separately so that readers can skip it without feeling any loss in the understanding of the basics.

Reduced from GBP£58.50
 
Price: 38.50 GBP
 
 
The Hunter-Gatherers of Gwisho, Fagan, Brian M. & Francis L. van Noten
26 Fagan, Brian M. & Francis L. van Noten The Hunter-Gatherers of Gwisho
New
 
1971. 26cm. Pp.xxii,230. 38 photo-plates, 68 figures & maps 29 tables (many folding). Paperback.

The Hunter-Gatherers of Gwisho is a monograph on the culture and habits of a 'Later Stone Age' prehistoric population in central Zambia.

Extensively referenced covering excavations and site descriptions, stratigraphy and chronology, ecology, population, economy, material culture and clothing. Includes the earliest archaeological record for the use of poison by late prehistoric hunters south of the Sahara. Graham Bell-Cross pops up with a useful appendix on the fish remains.
 
Price: 39.00 GBP
 
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