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

Bio. Mem. FRS Vols. 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
2 Bulletin of the British Museum of Natural History Zoology
Clean secondhand
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
3 Food and Fruit-bearing Forest Species - 3. Examples from Latin America
9251023727 / 9789251023723 Clean secondhand
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
4 La Faune Terrestre de l'Ile de Sainte-Helene
Fine unused set
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 the volcanic tropical island of St. Helena.

Between 1791 and 1833, Saint Helena became the site of a series of experiments in conservation and reforestation. This environmental intervention was closely linked to the conceptualisation of the processes of environmental change and helped establish the roots of environmentalism. A Millennium Forest project was established in 2002 to replant part of the lost Great Wood and is now managed by the Saint Helena National Trust.

Although this work is, Latin names aside, entirely in French, St. Helena is a British Overseas Territory in the south Atlantic Ocean.

Volume 4 pictured
Price: 235.00 GBP
Proceedings of the First National Conference on Land Classification
5 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
The Iraq Invasion of Kuwait, An Environmental Catastrophe, Al-Hassan, Jassim Mohammad
6 Al-Hassan, Jassim Mohammad The Iraq Invasion of Kuwait, An Environmental Catastrophe
Clean secondhand
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
Viruses of Vertebrates, Andrewes, Sir Christopher
7 Andrewes, Sir Christopher Viruses of Vertebrates
Clean secondhand
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
Bats and Human Health: Ebola, SARS, Rabies and Beyond, Beltz, Lisa A
8 Beltz, Lisa A Bats and Human Health: Ebola, SARS, Rabies and Beyond
1119150035 / 9781119150039 New
2017. 26cm. Pp.300. Colour photos, figures, tables, bibliography. Hardbound.

This book examines the multifaceted interactions between bats and humans, and how each affects the other both positively and negatively.

Dr. Beltz's approach to this title includes a more comprehensive, balanced take on bats' role in human health and welfare - she aims to not only present them as disease carriers, but examines their positive contributions to human welfare from an ecological standpoint - bats pollinate valuable crops, and keep mosquito populations in check (subsequently limiting the spread of mosquito-borne disease like dengue, hemorrhagic and yellow fevers, malaria, and West nile and St. Louis virus encephalitis). Their guano is a key ingredient in fertilizer, and they also play a role in seed dispersal, which is key in restoring disturbed ecosystems.

Human activity also impacts bat populations, both in terms of population and species distribution. By altering bat habitats and food sources, humans have displaced bat populations and decreased colony numbers and sizes. Climate change has negatively affected bat populations, as well as the creation and utilization of wind turbines as sources of alternative energy, by displacing bats from their habitats.

The text itself is organized into seven sections, beginning with an introduction covering history and societal views on bats, descriptions of various groups of bats and their biology, etc. The second section discusses different bat-borne diseases that affect human and other animal populations, including SARS, Ebola, and rabies. The third section delves into bats and human activity, and the fourth section relates bat activity to incidence of arboviral diseases. The fifth section shifts to man-made factors that influence bat populations, and the sixth focuses on bat-human interactions by geographical region. The final section summarizes the text and posits different ways in which beneficial interactions between bats and humans may be increased and harmful interactions minimized by encouraging proximity to bats.

Price: 107.00 GBP
Training the Pointer-Retriever Gundog, Brander, Michael
9 Brander, Michael Training the Pointer-Retriever Gundog
1853102385 / 9781853102387 New
25cm. Pp.176. 21 BW photos. Hardbound.

Invaluable manual written for the owner who wants a thoroughly useful all-round working gundog that is able to quarter the ground, come to the point, flush, and finally, retrieve. Includes chapters on training and working two dogs and field trialing and includes a comprehensive glossary of terms used in training.

Now out of print, we have one (1) copy only.

Price: 28.95 GBP
Field Guide to Eucalypts. Volume 1. South-eastern Australia, Second edition, Brooker, M. I. H. & D. A. Kleinig
10 Brooker, M. I. H. & D. A. Kleinig Field Guide to Eucalypts. Volume 1. South-eastern Australia, Second edition
1876473037 / 9781876473037 Clean secondhand
(1983), revised & updated edition, Bloomings Books Pty Ltd., 1999. 28cm. Pp.[viii], 353. Colour photos, keys, maps. Hardbound, jacket, clean secondhand.

The genus Eucalyptus includes over 700 species, with almost a third of these occurring in south-eastern Australia in the crescent from the top of Spencer Gulf around to the northern New South Wales border including Tasmania. Nearly three hundred of the known species and subspecies in the area are included in this volume and each is described and illustrated.

In each description the more important features are emphasized by the use of bolder type, and colour photographs show the tree or mallee and its bark, buds and fruit. The botanical terms used throughout are explained and illustrated in the introduction and defined in the glossary.

Since the first edition which was published in 1983, many new species have been discovered, and many names changed. In addition, the layout of the book has now been completely updated and reorganized consistent with volumes 2 and 3.

At the head of each digest a summary shows how the species fits into the overall classification of eucalypts. Keys provide a systematic route to identification: there is a separate key for each of the four States covered by the books, plus the Australian Capital Territory. A wide range of characters is used to distinguish between the species.

Price: 165.00 GBP
Alternative Life-History Styles of Animals, Bruton, Michael N (editor)
11 Bruton, Michael N (editor) Alternative Life-History Styles of Animals
9061936624 / 9789061936626 As new
KAP., 1989. 25cm. Pp.xvii, 616. Text figures, photos. Hardbound.

Expanded proceedings of a conference entitled 'Alternative Life History Styles of Fishes and Other Organisms' which was held in Grahamstown, South Africa, in June 1987, arising from conceptual models of fish life-history research.

Price: 205.00 GBP
The Slipper Orchids, Cash, Catherine
12 Cash, Catherine The Slipper Orchids
0881921831 / 9780881921830 Clean secondhand
Timber Press, (1991) reprinted 1996. 29cm. Pp.xi, 228. 225 colour photos. Hardbound, dustjacket, fine copy.

Botanical and horticultural aspects of Cypripedium, Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, and Selenipedium, with particularly extensive information on hybridization.

Price: 30.00 GBP
A Recipe for Successful Retrieving, Chadwick, Carol
13 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
Bovine Tuberculosis, Chambers, M., S. Gordon, F Olea-Popelka & P. Barrow (editors)
14 Chambers, M., S. Gordon, F Olea-Popelka & P. Barrow (editors) Bovine Tuberculosis
178639152X / 9781786391520 New
2018. 29cm. Pp.256. Hardbound.

This book is contemporary, topical and global in its approach, and provides an essential, comprehensive treatise on bovine tuberculosis and the bacterium that causes it, Mycobacterium bovis.

Bovine tuberculosis remains a major cause of economic loss in cattle industries worldwide, exacerbated in some countries by the presence of a substantial wildlife reservoir. It is a major zoonosis, causing human infection through consumption of unpasteurised milk or by close contact with infected animals.

Following a systematic approach the authors cover epidemiology and the global situation; microbial virulence and pathogenesis; host responses to the pathogen; and diagnosis and control of the disease.

Aimed at researchers and practising veterinarians, this book is essential for those needing comprehensive information on the pathogen and disease, and offers a summary of key information learned from human tuberculosis research. Also useful to those studying the infection and for those responsible for controlling the disease.

Price: 95.00 GBP
Food-Grains of India, Church, A. H
15 Church, A. H Food-Grains of India
Chapman & Hall, 1886. 26cm. Pp.viii, 180. 35 full page plain plates. Original cloth, gilt, nice bright copy.


Price: 0.00 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)
16 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, 020 cm) and 2023 samples of grazing land (010 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 Snowdonia National Park, Collins New Naturalist No.47, Condry, W. M
17 Condry, W. M The Snowdonia National Park, Collins New Naturalist No.47
Clean secondhand
Collins New Naturalist, second edition, 1967. 23cm. Pp.xvii, 238. Frontispiece (map), 11 colour & 52 BW photos on 24 photo-plates, 9 figures and maps. Cloth, original dustjacket, top & tail of jacket very slightly worn otherwise a very good copy.

Collins New Naturalist No.47, second edition.

Price: 18.00 GBP
Atlas of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering, Delvigne, J.-E
18 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
British and Irish Butterflies, An Island Perspective, Dennis, Roger L. H. & Peter B Hardy
19 Dennis, Roger L. H. & Peter B Hardy British and Irish Butterflies, An Island Perspective
1786395061 / 9781786395061 New
2018. 29cm. Pp.344. Hardbound.

Islands are special places; they can be havens for unique plants and animals and refuges for wildlife. This book investigates the biogeography of butterfly species over the British islands, particularly the factors that influence their presence on the islands and that have made each island's butterfly fauna distinctive. The book contains a full log of records of species on the islands and much supporting information. The first three chapters set the scene, illustrating the basics of island biogeography theory, their changing circumstances during the current Holocene interglacial, and studies of natural history of British butterflies that mark the islands as the most intensively studied region for wildlife in the world. The book advances by increasing resolution downscale from a European continental perspective, through patterns and changes on the British mainland, a comparison of the two dominant islands of Britain and Ireland, to a close inspection of the dynamics of species on the multitude of offshore islands. Detailed investigations include contrasts in species' richness on the islands and then of the incidences of each species. Case studies highlight the continual turnover of species on islands. Attention is then given to evolutionary changes since the time that glaciers enveloped Europe. A powerful message is conveyed for the maintenance of butterfly species on the smaller British islands now experiencing population losses at a rate unprecedented since the spread of the last ice sheets: the incontrovertible importance of maintaining populations of species on nearby mainland sources for islands as pools for future migrants.

Price: 75.00 GBP
Zimbabwe Legacies of Stone, Past and Present, Dewey, W.J. & G.G. Bourgois (editors)
20 Dewey, W.J. & G.G. Bourgois (editors) Zimbabwe Legacies of Stone, Past and Present
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

We have a quantity of new stock, now fewer than 25 copies, for sale at this special price. Please note that is volume is heavy and may require additional shipping if ordered individually, we will mail you if this is the case.

Price: 58.00 GBP
Rocks & Minerals of the World, An Illustrated Encyclopedia, Duda, R. & L. Rejl
21 Duda, R. & L. Rejl Rocks & Minerals of the World, An Illustrated Encyclopedia
1840560258 / 9781840560251 Clean secondhand
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
Choosing and Using Statistics: A Biologist's Guide. Third Edition, Dytham, Calvin
22 Dytham, Calvin Choosing and Using Statistics: A Biologist's Guide. Third Edition
1405198397 / 9781405198394 Clean secondhand
Wiley-Blackwell, third edition, 2011. 25cm. Pp.xvi, 298. Text figures. Softbound, good used copy, no markings.

Choosing and Using Statistics remains a invaluable guide for students using a computer package to analyse data from research projects and practical class work. The text takes a pragmatic approach to statistics with a strong focus on what is actually needed. There are chapters giving useful advice on the basics of statistics and guidance on the presentation of data. The book is built around a key to selecting the correct statistical test and then gives clear guidance on how to carry out the test and interpret the output from four commonly used computer packages: SPSS, Minitab, Excel, and (new to this edition) the free program, R. Only the basics of formal statistics are described and the emphasis is on jargon-free English but any unfamiliar words can be looked up in the extensive glossary. This new 3rd edition of Choosing and Using Statistics is a must for all students who use a computer package to apply statistics in practical and project work.

Features new to this edition:

-Now features information on using the popular free program, R
-Uses a simple key and flow chart to help you choose the right statistical test
-Aimed at students using statistics for projects and in practical classes
-Includes an extensive glossary and key to symbols to explain any statistical jargon

No previous knowledge of statistics is assumed.

Price: 20.00 GBP
Elizabeth Taylor, My Love Affair with Jewelry, Elizabeth Taylor
23 Elizabeth Taylor Elizabeth Taylor, My Love Affair with Jewelry
0500510997 / 9780500510995 Clean secondhand
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$115,000,000, 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
Troubles with Bird Dogs, and What to Do about Them. Training Experiences with Actual Dogs Under the Gun, Evans, George Bird
24 Evans, George Bird Troubles with Bird Dogs, and What to Do about Them. Training Experiences with Actual Dogs Under the Gun
0876912048 / 9780876912041 Clean secondhand
1975. 24cm. Pp.[x],307. Frontispiece, 142 photos. Hardbound, jacket a little worn at ends and edges.

Troubles with Bird Dogs is the classic and definitive reference for working the English setter in its tradition role as a hunter, pointer, retriever gundog. Essential reading for every rough shooter.
Price: 53.75 GBP
Olive Propagation Manual, Fabbri, A. and others
25 Fabbri, A. and others Olive Propagation Manual
0643066764 / 9780643066762 Clean secondhand
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 GBP58.50
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
Clean secondhand
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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