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A Recipe for Successful Retrieving, Chadwick, Carol
27 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
Food-Grains of India, Church, A. H
28 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)
29 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 Snowdonia National Park, Collins New Naturalist No.47, Condry, W. M
30 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
Australia's War against Rabbits, The Story of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease, Cooke, Brian D
31 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
32 Corpas, Maria Gloria La Cocina de Cantabria Ayer y Hoy
8439821328 / 9788439821328 Clean secondhand
Privately published, Santander, 1984. 22cm. Pp.225. Paperback.

Price: 53.00 GBP
Cozinheira Ideal, 2550 Receitas Praticas, de Azevedo, Alda
33 de Azevedo, Alda Cozinheira Ideal, 2550 Receitas Praticas
Clean secondhand
Livraria Civilizacao, Porto, reprint 1987. 25cm. Pp.436. Colour plates. Hardbound, fine copy

Perhaps the last printing (?) of this standard work, very nice copy.

Price: 35.00 GBP
The Nutrition of the Rabbit, de Blas, C. & J. Wiseman (editors)
34 de Blas, C. & J. Wiseman (editors) The Nutrition of the Rabbit
1845936698 / 9781845936693 New
2010. 26cm. Pp.336. Hardbound.

Rabbit production systems are important providers of meat in many parts of the world due to the species' many advantages, including rapid growth rate and good reproductive performance. They also provide angora wool, and are popular as companion animals. Bringing together international expertise in rabbit production, topics covered in this authoritative volume include digestive physiology, feed formulation and product quality as well as new contributions on innovative feeding strategies, new methods for feed processing, feed management around weaning and the relationship between nutrition and intestinal health.
Price: 85.00 GBP
Atlas of Micromorphology of Mineral Alteration and Weathering, Delvigne, J.-E
35 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)
36 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
Towards the Elimination of Rabies in Eurasia, Dodet, Betty ; A.R. Fooks, T. Müller & N. Tordo (editors)
37 Dodet, Betty ; A.R. Fooks, T. Müller & N. Tordo (editors) Towards the Elimination of Rabies in Eurasia
3805585500 / 9783805585507 New
2008. 30cm. Pp.xiv, 591. Softbound.

Towards the Elimination of Rabies in Eurasia, proceedings of a joint OIE / WHO / EU international conference organised by the World Organisation for Animal Health - OIE, presents up-to-date information on rabies epidemiology in humans and animals throughout Eurasia and the most recent data on rabies virus and its structure, as well as the basic mechanisms of rabies infection.

This book is highly valuable to regulatory veterinary services, public health services, medical and veterinary practitioners, scientists and researchers interested in combating this neglected disease, which kills more than 50,000 people annually, mainly children.

Rabies elimination is at hand, through a ‘One Health’ strategic collaboration between veterinary and human health authorities, political will and community involvement, and application of the knowledge gained from this volume.

Contents - Foreword; Epidemiological Information, Rabies in Eurasia; Regional Reports; Rabies Pathogenesis; Rabies Prevention and Control Strategies; Rabies Control in Dogs; Rabies Control in Wildlife; Rabies in Bats: an Emerging Zoonosis; Rabies Prevention in Humans; Advances in Technologies, Diagnosis and Vaccines; General Conclusions and Recommendations; Resolutions (text in English, French and Russian); Poster session; Appendix.

Price: 175.00 GBP
Rocks & Minerals of the World, An Illustrated Encyclopedia, Duda, R. & L. Rejl
38 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
39 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
40 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$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
Troubles with Bird Dogs, and What to Do about Them. Training Experiences with Actual Dogs Under the Gun, Evans, George Bird
41 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
42 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 GBP£58.50
Price: 38.50 GBP
The Hunter-Gatherers of Gwisho, Fagan, Brian M. & Francis L. van Noten
43 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
A Handbook of the World's Conifers, Revised and updated edition, Farjon, Aljos
44 Farjon, Aljos A Handbook of the World's Conifers, Revised and updated edition
9004324429 / 9789004324428 New
2017. 2 volumes. 28cm. Pp.1112. Colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

This second edition, revised and updated, of 'A Handbook of the World's Conifers' includes all the world's 615 species of conifers, of which some 200 occur in the tropics. It gives as much information about these and the Southern Hemisphere conifers as about the better known species, drawing on research into the taxonomy, biology, ecology, distribution and uses by the author over nearly 35 years. The result is a truly encyclopaedic work, a true handbook of all the world's conifers, richly illustrated by the author with his line drawings and photographs taken from the natural habitats of the species.

Readership : Botanical Institutes (libraries), Biological Faculties of Universities (libraries), dendrologists, foresters, horticulturists, ecologists, conservationists (forests and trees), members of botanical and dendrological societies.

Essential reference.

Price: 220.00 GBP
The River Cottage Meat Book, Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh
45 Fearnley-Whittingstall, Hugh The River Cottage Meat Book
0340826355 / 9780340826355 As new
2004. 27cm. Pp.544. Colour photos. Hardbound, fine unused copy.

"The best new book of the year without a shadow of a doubt, a serious treatise, a meat cookery bible and a supremely appetising recipe collection. Fearnley-Whittingstall is our most important and eloquent food writer today. His finger is always on the pulse. He tells it as it is without pulling punches and without wagging a moralising finger. This is the work of a thoughtful and caring omnivore. Everyone who eats meat should have a copy, and some who have stopped eating meat may find reasons in it to reconsider meat-eating in a fresh light." — Philippa Davenport, Financial Times.

Price: 15.00 GBP
Tables d'Hier, Tables d'Ailleurs, Flandrin, J.-L. & J. Cobbi
46 Flandrin, J.-L. & J. Cobbi Tables d'Hier, Tables d'Ailleurs
2738105645 / 9782738105646 Clean secondhand
Editions Odile Jacob, 1999. 24cm. Pp.497. Softbound.

Price: 22.00 GBP
Wild Mammals : New Classification of the Ungulates / Mammifères sauvages : nouvelle classification des ongulés, François, Alain ; Claude Guintard & Jean-Pierre Mangin (editors)
47 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
Die Gute Italienische Kuche (La Buona Cucina Italiana), Gaeta-Hahne, M
48 Gaeta-Hahne, M Die Gute Italienische Kuche (La Buona Cucina Italiana)
Clean secondhand
Mayer & Comp., Wien. No date, first edition. 22cm. Pp.xii,219+advs. Original wrappers.

Price: 20.00 GBP
Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, sixth edition, Garcia, Lynne Shore
49 Garcia, Lynne Shore Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, sixth edition
1555818994 / 9781555818999 New
2016. 30cm. Pp.xxii, [ii], 1388. Colour photos, text figures, maps. Hardbound.

The essential reference for selecting, using, and interpreting methods and results related to human parasitic infections.

This major work by Lynne Garcia, a recognized authority on diagnostic parasitology, has been completely updated to include the dramatic changes that have occurred in the field of diagnostic medical parasitology over the past decade. Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition, features newly recognized human parasites, improved diagnostic techniques defined by new regulatory requirements, implementation of testing based on molecular techniques, expanded tables and colour photographs, and the latest information on parasitic infections.

Diagnostic Medical Parasitology contains two sections within this single volume. The first provides clear, concise diagnostic procedures for clinical laboratory use, including ordering and collection recommendations, techniques for parasite recovery and identification that are relevant throughout the world. This section also thoroughly examines the pros and cons of various diagnostic options, including extensive report comments for result clarification and enhancement.

The second section presents comprehensive discussions of common and uncommon individual human parasites. It provides information related to life cycle, morphology, and clinical disease in both the immunocompetent and immunocompromised patient including diagnosis, treatment, epidemiology, and prevention. There are also expanded sections on artifacts, case histories, and histologic findings that provide discussion and tips related to potential diagnostic problems. Both book sections feature extensive colour illustrations related to each technique and parasite presented, as well as expanded colour plates of human parasites.

Diagnostic Medical Parasitology is a unique and valuable resource for microbiologists and clinical laboratory scientists/bench technologists in diagnostic laboratories and academic settings, infectious disease physicians, pathologists, health care specialists, and public health professionals.

Price: 80.00 GBP
Haemaphysalis Ticks of India, Geevarghese, G. & A C Mishra
50 Geevarghese, G. & A C Mishra Haemaphysalis Ticks of India
012387811X / 9780123878113 New
2011. 26cm. Pp.268. Hardbound.

Haemaphysalis Ticks of India covers taxonomic identification, medical importance and bionomics of haemaphysaline ticks.

An understanding of their taxonomy, vector biology and ecology is essential so that a programme of control measures can be implemented. Tick-borne protozoan diseases such as Theileriasis and Babesiosis cause mortality and morbidity in domestic animals in many countries including India.
Price: 85.00 GBP
Tick-Borne Diseases of Humans, Goodman, Jesse L ; David T Dennis & Daniel E Sonenshine (editors)
51 Goodman, Jesse L ; David T Dennis & Daniel E Sonenshine (editors) Tick-Borne Diseases of Humans
1555812384 / 9781555812386 New
2005. 30cm. Pp.viii, 401. Colour photos, text figures. Hardbound.

Tick-Borne Diseases of Humans presents state-of-the-art information on disease epidemiology, transmission, and ecology. The book is divided into three sections, each of which can be used independently or in concert with the remaining two sections. Section I integrates divergent information relevant to the full spectrum of tick-borne diseases, incorporating tick biology and identification, distribution of the diseases ticks transmit, and various strategies for tick control. In addition, this section comprehensively reviews the clinical approach to a patient with a possible tick-borne affliction. Section II is devoted to in-depth profiles of specific diseases, including information on disease history, biology, epidemiology, ecology, transmission, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Section III examines the geographical distribution of tick-borne diseases and their vectors.

A significant book that examines the striking increase in incidence and our subsequent awareness of a broad array of tick-borne diseases.
Price: 85.00 GBP
The Vector-borne Human Infections of Europe, Gratz, Norman G
52 Gratz, Norman G The Vector-borne Human Infections of Europe
0000000000000 New
2004. 28cm. Pp.viii, 154. Tables & bibliography. Binding : ebook.

The Vector-borne Human Infections of Europe reviews vector-borne diseases and the extent to which they present public health problems ; their epidemiology, incidence, and distribution, as well as the distribution of their vectors and reservoirs.

ebook, 558KB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.
Price: 8.00 GBP
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