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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: 120.00 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
 
 
The Secret Lives of Insects, d'Entrèves, Pietro Passarin & Mario Zunino
14 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
15 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
 
 
Zimbabwe Legacies of Stone, Past and Present, Dewey, W.J. & G.G. Bourgois (editors)
16 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: 44.00 GBP
 
 
Antony Van Leeuwenhoek and His
17 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
 
 
The Biology of Racial Integration, Dyer, K.F.
18 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
 
 
Zander - Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen. Dictionary of plant names / Dictionnaire des noms des plantes, Erhardt, W., E. Götz, S. Seybold & N. Bödeker
19 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
20 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
21 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
22 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
 
 
Report on Scientific Work of the Transglobe Expedition 1979-1982, Fiennes, R (editor)
23 Fiennes, R (editor) Report on Scientific Work of the Transglobe Expedition 1979-1982
New
 
Transglobe Expedition, first edn., [1984]. 31cm. Pp.[xii],325. Photos, tables and maps. Paperbound, wrappers a little scuffed but a very good copy.

Report on Scientific Work of the Transglobe Expedition 1979-1982, clean secondhand
 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
 
Probit Analysis. A Statistical Treatment of the Sigmoid Response Curve, Second Edition, Finney, D.J
24 Finney, D.J Probit Analysis. A Statistical Treatment of the Sigmoid Response Curve, Second Edition
New
 
CUP., 1952. 22cm. Pp.xiv,318. 23 figures, 9 tables. Cloth.

Probit Analysis, a slight snag to leading edge of head of backstrip but a good copy.
 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Wild Mammals : New Classification of the Ungulates / Mammifères sauvages : nouvelle classification des ongulés, François, Alain ; Claude Guintard & Jean-Pierre Mangin (editors)
25 François, Alain ; Claude Guintard & Jean-Pierre Mangin (editors) Wild Mammals : New Classification of the Ungulates / Mammifères sauvages : nouvelle classification des ongulés
2953618503 / 9782953618501 New
 
2010. 29cm. Pp.350. Numerous photos, figures & maps (mostly colour), indices. Softbound.

Both scientific and philatelic, Wild Mammals : New Classification of the Ungulates is a unique and wholly original book on hoofed animals, which deserves to be discovered by a wider public.

Jean-Pierre Mangin, President of the World Academy for Philately, one of its three authors, took up the challenge to avoid using photographs to illustrate the book. In all, he has selected two thousand stamps, two hundred coins, notes, maximum cards and post cards for its iconography. A first for a zoology book destined for the general public. Claude Guintard, Veterinary Doctor of Sciences at the Natural History Museum, Lecturer on Comparative Anatomy at the Nantes Veterinary School, provided scientific backing. Alain François, veterinarian, was in charge of all aspects concerned with the protection and hunting of wild game.

Marie-Noëlle Goffin, a stamp artist, has completed the visuals with eighteen drawings, in particular when the stamps provided no adequate illustrations. Parallel text in French and English.

 
Price: 53.00 GBP
 
 
Rangelands of the Arid and Semi-Arid Zones in Uzbekistan, Gintzburger G., Toderich K. N., Mardonov B. K., & M. Mahmudov
26 Gintzburger G., Toderich K. N., Mardonov B. K., & M. Mahmudov Rangelands of the Arid and Semi-Arid Zones in Uzbekistan
2759206734 / 9782759206735 New
 
2003. 24cm. Pp.432. Hundreds of colour photos, colour maps. Paperback.

This abundantly illustrated, Rangelands of the Arid and Semi-Arid Zones in Uzbekistan, presents a panorama of the biodiversity, climatology and flora of the arid zones of Uzbekistan and describes around 150 dominant range plant species, with their ecology, utilization and range rehabilitation techniques. It should contribute to a better understanding of these little-known arid zones of Central Asia and to the conservation and rational use of their fragile natural resources.
 
Price: 88.00 GBP
 
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