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1 "Fungi"
Russian language guide, 12 photo-cards of edible fungi in folding card wallet, 1992. Very good condition.

Price: 8.00 GBP
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society Volumes 5 - 39
2 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society Volumes 5 - 39
Clean secondhand
1959-1994. 35 volumes. 26cm. Blue buckram, gilt.

Bio. Mem. FRS 5-39, a good long run, nice condition from a private library and without the dustjackets, no library markings, stamps or lables, shipping at cost.

Published annually since 1955 each Memoir is carefully researched resulting in a unique biographical collection of celebrated lives and important achievements.

Price: 350.00 GBP
Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History – Zoology
3 Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History – Zoology
Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History – Zoology, Volumes 1-2, 5-6, 8-12, 1950-1965, uniform navy cloth
Price: 270.00 GBP
Food and Fruit-bearing Forest Species - 3. Examples from Latin America
4 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 Cuisine Malgache
5 La Cuisine Malgache
287763020X / 9782877630207 New
Orphie G. Doyen, 1992. 21cm. Pp.84. Colour photos. Hardbound.

Recipes from Mauritius and Reunion, French text.

Price: 14.00 GBP
La Faune Terrestre de l'Ile de Sainte-Helene
6 La Faune Terrestre de l'Ile de Sainte-Helene
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
7 Proceedings of the First National Conference on Land Classification
Clean secondhand
Univ. Missouri, 1940. 24cm. Pp.334. Black half-calf over linen backed boards, raised bands, gilt, trifle rubbed but a good copy.

University of Missouri, College of Agriculture, Agriculture Experiment Station Bulletin 421, nicely bound.

Price: 53.00 GBP
Russian Language Cookery Books
8 Russian Language Cookery Books
Various authors, 1990-1991. 8 volumes. Paperbacks in very good condition.

Price: 24.00 GBP
9 Slovenska Kuchyne 6
No date [1990s]. 10cm concertina fold recipe booklet. 13 colour photos. Softback.

Price: 8.00 GBP
The Iraq Invasion of Kuwait, An Environmental Catastrophe, Al-Hassan, Jassim Mohammad
10 Al-Hassan, Jassim Mohammad The Iraq Invasion of Kuwait, An Environmental Catastrophe
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: 44.00 GBP
Das große Kakteen-Lexikon, 2., korrigierte Auflage, Anderson, Edward F
11 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
Lekarna na Dosah Ruky, Andrejev,S. & V.Barinov
12 Andrejev,S. & V.Barinov Lekarna na Dosah Ruky
80722220597 New
(1983), Czech translation, Lidove Nakladatelsstvi, 1990. 20cm. Pp.192. Full page line drawings of the plants. Pbk.

Price: 13.50 GBP
Viruses of Vertebrates, Andrewes, Sir Christopher
13 Andrewes, Sir Christopher Viruses of Vertebrates
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
14 Baudys,V. and others Sesity Domaciho Hospodareni, Svazek 134, 156, 158, 163 & 165
1985-1990. 5 volumes. 25cm. Each pp.32 with colour photos & illustrations. Softcovers, very good copies.

Price: 12.00 GBP
Shahi Tukre, Bhatia, Savitri
15 Bhatia, Savitri Shahi Tukre
Wheeler & Co., Allahabad, first edition 1975. 24cm. Pp.xxvii,378. Colour plates. Cloth, jacket.

Price: 35.00 GBP
Poodles Without Tears, My Way of Rearing and Training a Miniature or Toy Poodle Puppy, Brauer, D
16 Brauer, D Poodles Without Tears, My Way of Rearing and Training a Miniature or Toy Poodle Puppy

Privately published by the author [Tenaver], no date [1960s]. 22cm. Pp.7. Original printed wrappers, corners dog-eared otherwise good.

Poodles Without Tears, rare.
Price: 44.00 GBP
Rabbit Behaviour, Health and Care, Buseth, M. & R. Saunders
17 Buseth, M. & R. Saunders Rabbit Behaviour, Health and Care
1780641907 / 9781780641904 New
2014. 26cm. Pp.232. Softbound.

Developed from the very successful Norwegian book 'Den Store Kaninboka' ("The Big Book of Rabbits") this English language edition covers all aspects of rabbit behaviour, welfare, health and husbandry, with updated and expanded content also relevant for veterinarians.

The focus is on explaining normal behaviour as a basis for describing optimal welfare, with an emphasis on rabbits in the domestic setting.

Information regarding wild and laboratory rabbits is also included to show how behaviours such as socialisation, learning and communication can differ depending on environment.

Health matters relating to welfare such as nutrition and oral health are also covered in detail, and case studies from around the world give this valuable resource an international perspective.

Price: 29.95 GBP
A Recipe for Successful Retrieving, Chadwick, Carol
18 Chadwick, Carol A Recipe for Successful Retrieving
Privately published, 2008. 24cm. Pp.27. 2 photos. Paperback.

A Recipe for Successful Retrieving is an easy 35-45 minute read with simple step by step instructions for teaching by imprinting vital retrieving skills to the German Shorthaired Pointer. Building on reward and repetition, the puppy can learn to retrieve happily and easily to hand.

The author has bred fourteen dual champion German Shorthaired Pointers.
Price: 7.95 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
19 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
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
Food-Grains of India, Church, A. H
20 Church, A. H Food-Grains of India
Chapman & Hall, 1886. 26cm. Pp.viii,180. 35 figures. Original cloth, gilt, nice bright copy.

Price: 125.00 GBP
The Encyclopaedia of Arable Weeds, Clarke, James ; D. Ginsburg, C. Kelly & L. Tongue
21 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)
22 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
Australia's War against Rabbits, The Story of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease, Cooke, Brian D
23 Cooke, Brian D Australia's War against Rabbits, The Story of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease
0643096124 / 9780643096127 New
2014. 26cm. Pp.222. Photos, figures, bibliography, index. Softbound.

This book provides up-to-date information on recent advances in areas ranging from virus structure and disease mechanics through to the sociological implications of using biological control agents and the benefits to the economy and biodiversity. It is a compelling read for wildlife disease researchers, wildlife managers, rabbit biologists, people working in the public health and education sectors, and landholders and farmers with experience or interest in RHD.

Price: 63.50 GBP
La Cocina de Cantabria Ayer y Hoy, Corpas, Maria Gloria
24 Corpas, Maria Gloria La Cocina de Cantabria Ayer y Hoy
8439821328 / 9788439821328 New
Privately published, Santander, 1984. 22cm. Pp.225. Paperback.

Price: 23.00 GBP
Traditional Foods in the Near East, Dagher, S.M. (editor)
25 Dagher, S.M. (editor) Traditional Foods in the Near East
9251029822 / 9789251029824 New
FAO. 1991. 21cm. Pp.xxii,161. 89 tables. Paperback.

Documents the traditional foods of the region and assesses their nutritional value and contribution to the diet.
Price: 12.00 GBP
Flavours of Byzantium, Dalby, Andrew
26 Dalby, Andrew Flavours of Byzantium
1903018145 / 9781903018149 New
2003. 22cm. Pp.200. Hardback.

Presents the only culinary history of Byzantium in the Middle Ages. Here are laid out the food habits of the Eastern Roman Empire in the Middle Ages, which for centuries has tempted and fascinated the West, yet little has been written in English on the subject. This is a pioneering study. The cookery of Byzantium was a synthesis of the love of spices and exotic flavours so typical of Roman food and the emphasis on seafood and the local produce of the Aegean that emerges from the long tradition of Greek gastronomy. It prefigures modern Turkish and Greek cookery. The Byzantines were probably the first to twin rosemay with lamb; use saffron in the kitchen; make the 'pastirma' of modern Turkey; popularize caviar; and naturalize the orange and the aubergine. Andrew Dalby begins with chapters introducing Byzantium and its culture, and continues by discussing 'The Tastes and Smells of the City', then 'The Foods and Markets of Constantinope', before an account of some travellers' tales and an overview of the way in which Byzantium was entrepot of foods and flavours from the then known world. There then follows a translation over 50 pages of Byzantine texts relating to food, in particular in relation to medicine and human health, and the passage of the seasons. Andrew then distils a few recipes from his Byzantine researches, before compiling a very extensive glossary of Byzantine Greek food terms and words, with citations of primary sources.

Price: 25.00 GBP
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