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The Ganges River Dolphin, A Monograph, Shrestha, T.K
105 Shrestha, T.K The Ganges River Dolphin, A Monograph
0952439085 / 9780952439080 New
 
1996. 22cm. Pp.[xviii],242. 160 photos (25 in colour), 45 text figures, 10 maps. Hardbound.

The Ganges River Dolphin, the only book on the subject
 
Price: 49.95 GBP
 
 
The Mahseer in the Rivers of Nepal, Shrestha, T.K
106 Shrestha, T.K The Mahseer in the Rivers of Nepal
0952439034 / 9780952439035 New
 
1997, revised and enlarged edition. 22cm. Pp.[xii],259. 38 colour & 60 BW photos, 63 text figures, 3 maps, 24 tables, sectional bibliography. Softbound.

The Mahseer in the Rivers of Nepal

 
Price: 49.95 GBP
 
 
The Mammals of Nepal, with Reference to Those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan, Shrestha, T.K
107 Shrestha, T.K The Mammals of Nepal, with Reference to Those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Pakistan
0952439069 / 9780952439066 New
 
1997. 21cm. Pp.[xvi],371. 90 colour & 135 BW photos, 79 text figures, 5 maps, 10 tables. Paperback.

The Mammals of Nepal, the first modern work on the subject.
 
Price: 69.95 GBP
 
 
Himalayan Flowers, Trees and Animals, Shrestha, T.K ;  S. Shrestha & A.K. Shrestha
108 Shrestha, T.K ; S. Shrestha & A.K. Shrestha Himalayan Flowers, Trees and Animals
9789937235419 New
 
2011. 18cm. Pp.332. 528 colour photos, numerous maps. Softbound.

Himalayan Flowers, Trees and Animals discovers untouched and hidden aspects of the natural history of the most bizarre bats and other mammals, birds, butterflies and insects visiting trees and flowers, and presents a useful pictorial guide for the quick identification of plants and animals likely to be seen along the trekking routes of Himalayan forests, in the lap of the Himalayas.
 
Price: 44.00 GBP
 
 
Birds of Nepal, Volume 2, Shrestha,T.K
109 Shrestha,T.K Birds of Nepal, Volume 2
0952439093 / 9780952439097 New
 
2001. 22cm. Pp.[xiv],562+58. 144 colour plates, 42 colour photos, maps. Paperback.

Over 1455 illustrations featuring 879 species in colour. Birds of Nepal, Volume 2 is the systematic work to accompany Volume 1.
 
Price: 79.95 GBP
 
 
Birds of Nepal. Field Ecology, Natural History and Conservation (with Reference to those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Vols. 1 & 2, Shrestha,T.K
110 Shrestha,T.K Birds of Nepal. Field Ecology, Natural History and Conservation (with Reference to those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Vols. 1 & 2
0952439077 / 9780952439073 New
 
2000-2001. 2 volumes. 22cm. Pp.287; [xiv],562+58. Vol.1 : 451 colour photos, 144 text figures & maps. Vol.2 : 144 colour plates, 42 colour photos, maps, (over 1455 illustrations featuring 879 species in colour). Paperbacks, a complete set as published.

Birds of Nepal Volume 1 is the photographic field guide, Birds of Nepal Volume 2 (pictured) is the systematic work. One set only at this price.
 
Price: 95.95 GBP
 
 
Birds of Nepal. Field Ecology, Natural History and Conservation (with Reference to those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Vols. 1 & 2, Shrestha,T.K
111 Shrestha,T.K Birds of Nepal. Field Ecology, Natural History and Conservation (with Reference to those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). Vols. 1 & 2
999335192X / 9789993351924 New
 
2000-2001. 2 volumes. 22cm. Pp.287; [xiii],178+58. Vol.1 : 451 colour photos, 144 text figures & maps. Vol.2 : 144 colour plates, 42 colour photos, maps, (over 1455 illustrations featuring 879 species in colour). Paperbacks, a complete set as published.

Birds of Nepal Volume 1 is the photographic field guide, Birds of Nepal Volume 2 (pictured) is the compact handbook. Two sets only at this price.
 
Price: 83.95 GBP
 
 
Birds of Nepal. Volume 1. Field Ecology, Natural History and Conservation (with Reference to those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), Shrestha,T.K
112 Shrestha,T.K Birds of Nepal. Volume 1. Field Ecology, Natural History and Conservation (with Reference to those of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka)
0952439077 / 9780952439073 New
 
2000. 22cm. Pp.287. 451 colour photos, 144 text figures & maps. Paperback, jacket.

Birds of Nepal. Volume 1, the photographic field guide.
 
Price: 79.95 GBP
 
 
The Spiny Babbler. An Endemic Bird of Nepal, Shrestha,T.K
113 Shrestha,T.K The Spiny Babbler. An Endemic Bird of Nepal
0952439050 / 9780952439059 New
 
1998. 22cm. Pp.[x],140. 24 colour & BW photos, 8 colour & 18 plain figures, 2 maps. Paperback.

The Spiny Babbler, emblematic of Nepal
 
Price: 49.95 GBP
 
 
Wildlife of Nepal, A Study of Renewable Resources Nepal Himalayas, Second Edition, Shrestha,T.K
114 Shrestha,T.K Wildlife of Nepal, A Study of Renewable Resources Nepal Himalayas, Second Edition
9993359025 / 9789993359029 New
 
2003. 22cm. Pp.[xviii],720. 32 colour plates, very many BW photos, text figures & tables, checklists, bibliography, species index. Paperback.

First published in 1981 for degree level students and the interested public, very much added to this new edition of Wildlife of Nepal.
 
Price: 89.95 GBP
 
 
Animal Crackers, Sidey, A
115 Sidey, A Animal Crackers
1872840027 / 9781872840024 As new signed copy
 
Pipkin Press, first & only edn., 1990. 28cm. Pp.200. Many unusual colour & BW photos of wild and companion animals taken by Sidey. Hardbound.

Animal Crackers, a fine copy, signed & inscribed by author.
 
Price: 35.00 GBP
 
 
Mechanisms of Virus Infection, Smith, Wilson (editor)
116 Smith, Wilson (editor) Mechanisms of Virus Infection
Clean secondhand
 
Academic Press, 1963. 24cm. Pp.ix,168. A few plates & figures. Hardbound, jacket worn at ends, very good copy, AL with compliments from the editor tipped in.

Mechanisms of Virus Infection aimed at a completely balanced picture of the state of the knowledge of virology.
 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
New World Nectar-Feeding Bats : Biology, Morphology and Craniometric Approach to Systematics, Solmsen, Ernst-Hermann
117 Solmsen, Ernst-Hermann New World Nectar-Feeding Bats : Biology, Morphology and Craniometric Approach to Systematics
3925382488 / 9783925382482 New
 
1998. 24cm. Pp.118. 75 figures, 17 tables, bibliography, appendix of specimens examined. Paperback.

New World Nectar-Feeding Bats considers and describes the principles in skull construction in flower feeding phyllostomatids as an adaptation to nectar feeding.
 
Price: 22.50 GBP
 
 
Ecological Dynamics of Tick-Borne Zoonoses, Sonenshine, Daniel E. & Thomas N. Mather
118 Sonenshine, Daniel E. & Thomas N. Mather Ecological Dynamics of Tick-Borne Zoonoses
0195073134 / 9780195073133 New
 
26cm. Pp.464. 464 pages. 5 halftones, line figures, maps, tables. Hardbound.

Ecological Dynamics of Tick-Borne Zoonoses examines the ecological parameters affecting the conservation and regulation of tick-borne zoonoses as well as the geographic and seasonal distributions of those infections.

The ecological relationships found to exist between tick vectors and pathogens in their zootic cycle can profoundly influence patterns of transmission and disease for humans and domestic animals.
 
Price: 149.95 GBP
 
 
Biology of Ticks, Second edition, Sonenshine, Daniel R. & R. Michael Roe (editors)
119 Sonenshine, Daniel R. & R. Michael Roe (editors) Biology of Ticks, Second edition
019974405X / 9780199744053 New
 
2014. 2 volumes. 28cm. Pp.560 ; 544. 191 BW & colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

Biology of Ticks is the most comprehensive work on tick biology and tick-borne diseases. This second edition is a multi-authoured work, featuring the research and analyses of renowned experts across the globe. Spanning two volumes, the book examines the systematics, biology, structure, ecological adaptations, evolution, genomics and the molecular processes that underpin the growth, development and survival of these important disease-transmitting parasites. Also discussed is the remarkable array of diseases transmitted (or caused) by ticks, as well as modern methods for their control.

Volume I covers the biology of the tick and features chapters on tick systematics, tick life cycles, external and internal anatomy, and others dedicated to specific organ systems, specifically, the tick integument, mouthparts and digestive system, salivary glands, waste removal, salivary glands, respiratory system, circulatory system and hemolymph, fat body, the nervous and sensory systems and reproductive systems.

Volume II includes chapters on the ecology of non-nidicolous and nidicolous ticks, genetics and genomics (including the genome of the Lyme disease vector Ixodes scapularis) and immunity, including host immune responses to tick feeding and tick-host interactions, as well as the tick's innate immune system that prevents and/or controls microbial infections. Six chapters cover in depth the many diseases caused by the major tick-borne pathogens, including tick-borne protozoa, viruses, rickettsiae of all types, other types of bacteria (e.g., the Lyme disease agent) and diseases related to tick paralytic agents and toxins. The remaining chapters are devoted to tick control using vaccines, acaricides, repellents, biocontrol, and, finally, techniques for breeding ticks in order to develop tick colonies for scientific study.

Biology of Ticks, Vol.1, ISBN : 9780199744053.
Biology of Ticks, Vol.2, ISBN : 9780199744060.

Volume 1 pictured.

 
Price: 195.00 GBP
 
 
Singaporean Cookery, New Edition, Soo, Leong Yee
120 Soo, Leong Yee Singaporean Cookery, New Edition
9971710005 / 9789971710002 Clean secondhand
 
Eastern Universities Press, Singapore, second edition 1980. Oblong format, 24x28cm. Pp.177. Colour photos. Hardbound.

'Singaporean Cookery' was first published in 1976, reprinted (twice) in 1977, and republised in a second edition as here offered.

 
Price: 65.00 GBP
 
 
Lyme Borreliosis in Europe and North America: Epidemiology and Clinical Practice, Sood, Sunil K (editor)
121 Sood, Sunil K (editor) Lyme Borreliosis in Europe and North America: Epidemiology and Clinical Practice
0470647523 / 9780470647523 New
 
2011. 28cm. Pp.274. Hardbound.

Lyme borreliosis, popularly known as Lyme disease, remains the most commonly reported tick-transmitted infection in North America and Europe. A growing body of scientific and clinical evidence has facilitated early diagnosis and effective treatment. Nonetheless, there are a number of misconceptions about this infectious disease that have given rise to unproven, potentially dangerous alternative therapies. In Lyme Borreliosis in Europe and North America, a team of authors whose expertise spans basic research, epidemiology, and clinical practice has compiled evidence-based information on Lyme borreliosis.

Lyme Borreliosis in Europe and North America begins with a review of the disease's epidemiology, the causative Borrelia genospecies, and tick vectors. It then explores pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. Next, the book examines the role of serologic, culture, and molecular diagnostic methods. The book also features a chapter on prognosis, offering an evidence-based review of outcome studies, as well as practical advice to physicians to help them manage the challenging clinical scenario of chronic symptoms attributed to Borrelia infection. The final chapter is a guide to prevention strategies, including the management of tick bites.

Because differences in Borrelia genospecies are responsible for differences in the clinical presentation of Lyme borreliosis between North America and Europe, this book provides descriptions of the disease as it presents on each continent. Most of the chapters have been cowritten by experts on each continent, in order to provide a balanced perspective that combines European and North American findings, practices, and experiences.

 
Price: 86.95 GBP
 
 
Handbook of Major Palm Pests: Biology and Management, Soroker, Victoria & Stefano Colazza (editors)
122 Soroker, Victoria & Stefano Colazza (editors) Handbook of Major Palm Pests: Biology and Management
1119057450 / 9781119057451 New
 
2017. 28cm. Pp.344. Colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

Handbook of Major Palm Pests: Biology and Management contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the red palm weevil and the palm borer moth, two newly emergent invasive palm pests which are adversely affecting palm trees around the world. It provides state-of-the-art scientific information on the ecology, biology, and management of palm pests from a global group of experts in the field.

An essential compendium for anyone working with or studying palms, it is dedicated to the detection, eradication, and containment of these invasive species, which threaten the health and very existence of global palm crops.

 
Price: 150.00 GBP
 
 
A Culinary Campaign, Soyer, Alexis
123 Soyer, Alexis A Culinary Campaign
1870962117 / 9781870962117 New
 
(1856) reprint 1999. 25cm. Pp.356. 20 engravings. Hardbound.

A Culinary Campaign is Alexis Soyer Soyer's brilliant memoir, published in 1856 and, until now, never since reprinted. A vivid account of the Crimean War and of Soyer's inventions and recipes for feeding armies in the field. He was as important in the Crimea as Florence Nightingale, for his influence on the reform of army feeding enabled wounded soldiers to survive. A modified version of the Soyer stove was still in use in the Gulf War. Introductions by Elizabeth Ray and military historian Michael Barthorp.
 
Price: 22.00 GBP
 
 
Free-ranging Cats, Behavior, Ecology, Management, Spotte, Stephen
124 Spotte, Stephen Free-ranging Cats, Behavior, Ecology, Management
1118884019 / 9781118884010 New
 
2014. 26cm. Pp.xix, 296. Photos, figures. Hardbound.

This landmark book provides the most comprehensive review yet published on the behaviour, ecology and management of free-ranging domestic cats, whether they be owned, stray, or feral. It reviews control methods and their progress, including viruses, and explains why feral and stray cats should be eradicated, not simply neutered and released, by describing their effects on prey populations.

Free-ranging Cats: Behavior, Ecology, Management is a surprise deviation in topic for the author who is a marine scientist and this simply underlines the great concern with which the wider community views the impact of feral and free-ranging cats on native wildlife around the world.

This book is a valuable reference for all practitioners.

 
Price: 58.95 GBP
 
 
Tick Management Handbook, Revised edition, Stafford, K.C
125 Stafford, K.C Tick Management Handbook, Revised edition
New
 
2007. 28cm. Pp.84. 114 colour photos, numerous text figures, tables and maps. bibliography. Binding : ebook.

Tick Management Handbook is a fully integrated guide for homeowners, pest controllers, and public health officials for the prevention of tick-associated disease.

Covers tick biology and behaviour, tick-associated diseases, all aspects of personal protection, landscape management, organic land care practices, the management of host animals and the prevention of tick-associated disease in companion animals, the area-wide chemical control of ticks and biological controls.

ebook, 8.53MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.
 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
Common Plants of the Maldives, Sujanapal, P. & V. K. Sankaran
126 Sujanapal, P. & V. K. Sankaran Common Plants of the Maldives
9251092958 / 9789251092958 New
 
2016. 28cm. Pp.308. Colour photos, glossary, references, species indices in Dhivehi and English.

Includes information on 270 species of vascular plants observed during surveys conducted on more than 50 islands in the Maldives. Deals with the common native as well as all alien plants which currently occur on the Islands.

Information provided includes the current valid name of the plant, most popular synonyms, names in Dhivehi and a few common English names. Plant descriptions given include data on vegetative characters avoiding confusing scientific terms as far as possible. Data collected from the field are the source of information on the occurrence and pattern of distribution on different islands. Information on the threat and damage caused by invasive alien species is also included. Ethnobotanical information collected during the study is given under plant uses.

Very useful full colour field guide for the identification of native, non-native and invasive plants of the Maldives by specialists and non-specialists alike.

eBook / pdf, 25.7MB.

 
Price: 16.95 GBP
 
 
Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe, Takken, Willem & Bart G.J. Knols  (editors)
127 Takken, Willem & Bart G.J. Knols (editors) Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe
9086860532 / 9789086860531 New
 
2007. 26cm. Pp.500. Hardbound.

Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe is a multi-authored book concerning the perceived threat and recorded increase of emerging pests and vector-borne diseases affecting man and animals in Europe.

Historically, Europe suffered from numerous pests and vector-borne diseases, including yellow fever, malaria, plague and typhus. Introduction of hygienic measures, drugs and vector control caused the disappearance of many of these diseases from Europe. In the (sub)tropics, however, many of these diseases still thrive, causing serious health problems for humans and animals. Increased trade, leading to animal and human movement and climate change cause reason to assume that several of these diseases might become re-established or allow 'new' diseases and pests to be introduced in Europe.

The recent outbreaks of bluetongue virus in North-western Europe highlights this concern, requiring an effective surveillance systems for the early detection of pests and vector-borne diseases. In 24 chapters this book provides examples of the most likely pests and diseases affecting man and animals in Europe, with emphasis on ecological factors favouring these diseases and methods for prevention and intervention. The authors are recognized experts in specific fields. All chapters are peer reviewed.
 
Price: 119.00 GBP
 
 
Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe, Takken, Willem & Bart G.J. Knols  (editors)
128 Takken, Willem & Bart G.J. Knols (editors) Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe
9086860532 / 9789086860531 New
 
2007. 26cm. Pp.500. Binding : ebook.

Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe, ebook, 9.94MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.
 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
Birds of Southern Africa. The Sasol Plates Collection, Tarboton, W ; P. Hayman & N. Arlott
129 Tarboton, W ; P. Hayman & N. Arlott Birds of Southern Africa. The Sasol Plates Collection
094743044X / 9780947430443 Clean secondhand
 
Struik Winchester, Cape Town, first edition, 1994. 34cm. Pp.432. Colour plates. Hardbound, jacket, slipcase, fine copy virtually as new.

Originally commissioned as the artwork for the field guide 'Sasol Birds of Southern Africa' (which remains the region's most comprehensively illustrated and trusted field guide having been published in four editions, 1993, 1997, 2002 & 2011) the plates are here reproduced in their original size.

This is the standard edition, only 6000 copies were printed, hardly a large number for the world's birders.

More than 4000 fine colour figures by Peter Hayman and Norman Arlott illustrate 900 species, many in flight, with natural variations of plumage with age, sex, and the seasons. This is the most comprehensive set of illustrations of South African birds in one volume.

Warwick Tarboton is a well-known bird expert and writer who has produced a number of well-received books. He was awarded the Gill Memorial Medal for services to ornithology south of the Zambezi.

Peter Hayman is recognised as one of the world's top birding artists. His training as an architect enables him to illustrate birds with extraordinary precision and accuracy of form.

Norman Arlott is a highly accomplished, award-winning illustrator based in England. His work has appeared in over 150 books, magazines and on many British Commonwealth postage stamps. His fondness for African birds stems from several visits to the region over the past 35 years. He is currently writing and illustrating a series of bird guides for Europe, North America and Asia.

The following review by Martin Woodcock was published in the African Bird Club Bulletin 3.1 March 1996 :

" This is an impressive book, weighing in at over 3 kg - or about the same as a Tawny Eagle Aquila rapax and comes in a protective and handsome box. It derives from the Sasol Illustrated Guide to the Birds of Southern Africa by Ian Sinclair, Phil Hockey and Warwick Tarboton, and the intention is to reproduce the plates in that guide at their original size with a new text. There is a preface by each of the artists, with comments on their general approach and working methods, and also an introduction by the author discussing the taxonomy and systematics of southern African birds. The book is issued in three versions - a Sponsor's, Collector's and Standard edition - the first two limited to 26 and 150 numbered copies respectively, the last to 6,000 copies unnumbered.

It thus follows a well established tradition in southern Africa, since various volumes featuring the bird paintings of C G Finch Davies were published in subscriber's editions and, earlier, the well-known illustrations of Norman Lighten for Roberts Birds of South Africa were reproduced at two thirds the size of the original paintings in a splendid volume measuring 18" x 13". The plates in 'Roberts' were published at only a quarter the size of the originals and much detail was revealed in the larger format book, but in the present case there is not quite so much to gain, as the plates are only about a third larger than they appear in the SASOL Guide.

Rather over half the plates were painted by Peter Hayman including most of the non-passerines, as well as larks Alaudidae, cisticolas Cisticola spp, cuckoo-shrikes Campephagidae, swallows Hirundinidae, orioles Oriolidae and crows Corvidae. The artwork has been altered in some respects, especially for seabirds and herons Ardeidae, and some eight plates of sunbirds Nectariniidae, sparrows and weavers Ploceidae by Norman Arlott are completely new, and replace the earlier versions. Since this is emphatically not a field-guide one wonders why, for instance, one of the Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora figures has metamorphosed from an adult to a juvenile, and why there is now an additional figure of an immature Dark-mantled Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca. The new plate of white egrets Egretta spp is more pleasing, and various small figures have been removed from other plates, and opportunity has been taken to correct the captioning on the plate of crombecs Sylvietta spp. Overall, the plates gain a lot in appearance not only through the enlarged size, but also because the captions have been removed, and appear in a neat - and novel - panel at the bottom of the facing page, with all the figures relating to a species tinted the same colour, distinguishing them at a glance from the other species. The only slight problem is that the plates of birds in flight, which are such a feature of the work, appear as double-page spreads, sometimes consecutively, so that the captions have to appear before and after each section, leaving large blank areas, as there is no other text on these pages. The useful distribution maps in the smaller book do not appear, and the text itself is entirely new, being a half page of very readable general information about the species depicted opposite, discussing any aspects of interest from behaviour, relationships or migration, to field characters. It thus complements the character of the book as a splendid pictorial account of southern African birds, meant for browsing through at one's leisure. Its smaller cousin is still the one to use in the field. "

 
Price: 85.00 GBP
 
 
100 Recettes de Cuisine Armenienne, Tchakmakian, P
130 Tchakmakian, P 100 Recettes de Cuisine Armenienne
290654700X / 9782906547001 Clean secondhand
 
Societe d'Editions Generales, 1986. 28cm. Pp.142. Colour photos. Hardbound.

100 Recettes de Cuisine Armenienne, French language book of Armenian cookery, nice copy
 
Price: 20.00 GBP
 
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