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La Vera Alimentazione Mediterranea, Manfredi, Nino
79 Manfredi, Nino La Vera Alimentazione Mediterranea
8870322157 / 9788870322156 Clean secondhand
Musumeci Editore, first edn., 1985. 25cm. Pp.191. 21 colour photos, numerous figures and illustrations. Hardbound, jacket, very good copy.

168 traditional recipes of Italian and Mediterranean cooking, Italian text.

Price: 53.00 GBP
Rabbit Production, 9th edition, McNitt, J I : P R Cheeke; S D Lukefahr & N M Patton
80 McNitt, J I : P R Cheeke; S D Lukefahr & N M Patton Rabbit Production, 9th edition
1780640110 / 9781780640112 New
2013. 26cm. Pp.296. Paperback.

This is a fully updated edition of a highly successful book about the production of farmed rabbits (originally published by Interstate in 2000). The book concerns rabbits bred for meat and fur, but also has plenty of information on pet rabbits and show rabbits. Beginning with an introduction to the field of rabbit production around the world and some basic breed and equipment information, further topics then covered include rabbit diseases, feeding, reproduction, behaviour, welfare, genetics, showing, rabbit production in developing countries, fur and meat production, slaughter and the marketing of rabbit products.

Current areas of interest such as animal welfare and coat colour genetics are expanded in this new edition.

An important resource for all those involved in rabbit production, as well as the keen amateur rabbit enthusiast.

Price: 39.95 GBP
Arthropods as Vectors of Emerging Diseases, Mehlhorn, Heinz (editor)
81 Mehlhorn, Heinz (editor) Arthropods as Vectors of Emerging Diseases
3642288413 / 9783642288418 New
2012. 26cm. Pp.xv, 385. 123 photos & figures (23 in colour). Hardbound.

Without a doubt the recently accelerating globalization supports the import of agents of disease into countries where they never had been or where they had long since been eradicated, leading to a false sense of living on a “safe island.” These newly imported or reintroduced diseases – called “emerging diseases” – may lead to severe outbreaks in cases where the countries are not prepared to combat them, or in cases where viruses are introduced that cannot be controlled by medications or vaccines.

Arthropods are well known vectors for the spread of diseases. Thus their invasion from foreign countries and their spreading close to human dwellings must be blocked everywhere (in donor and receptor countries) using safe and effective measures.

Arthropods as Vectors of Emerging Diseases presents reviews on examples of such arthropod-borne emerging diseases that lurk on the fringes of our crowded megacities.

Contents : Culicid Mosquitoes as Vectors of Disease Agents in Europe.- Exotic Mosquitoes Conquer the World.- Future Strategies for European Pest Management.- Assessing Diversity and Abundance of Vector Populations at a National Scale: Example of Culicoides Surveillance in France after a Bluetongue Virus Emergence.- Bluetongue Disease: An Analysis of the Epidemic in Germany 2006-2009.- Impact of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN) on Insects of Medical Veterinary Relevance.- The Changing Distribution Patterns of Ticks (Ixodida) in Europe in Relation to Emerging Tick-borne Diseases.- The Huge Risk due to Hyalomma Ticks.- Flies as Vector of Microorganisms Potentially Inducing Severe Diseases in Humans and Animals.- Flies as Vector of Parasites Potentially Inducing Severe Diseases in Humans and Animals.- Lice as Vectors of Bacterial Diseases.- Triatomines as Vectors of American Trypanosomiasis.- Fleas as Underestimated Vectors of Agents of Diseases.- Marine Crustaceans as Potential Hosts and Vectors for Metazoan Parasites.- Spotted Fever Rickettsiae and Rickettsioses in Germany.
Price: 122.00 GBP
The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry, Mock, Douglas W. & Geoffrey A. Parker
82 Mock, Douglas W. & Geoffrey A. Parker The Evolution of Sibling Rivalry
0198577443 / 9780198577447 As new
OUP., 1997. 25cm. Pp.xiii, 464. Photos, text figures. Softbound.

One of the main tenets of evolutionary biology is that organisms behave so as to maximize the number of their genes that will be passed on to future generations. Parents often produce more offspring than they can rear in case special opportunities or calamities occur. This frequently leads to deprivations and even death of some offspring. This book is about the evolutionary diversity, importance, and consequences of such squeezes. In it the authors, top in their field, review the theory, field experiments, and natural history of sibling rivalry across a broad sweep of organisms, in a clear and accessible style that should appeal to both academics and natural historians.

Price: 35.00 GBP
Granites: Petrology, Structure, Geological Setting, and Metallogeny, Nédélec, Anne & Jean-Luc Bouchez
83 Nédélec, Anne & Jean-Luc Bouchez Granites: Petrology, Structure, Geological Setting, and Metallogeny
0198705611 / 9780198705611 As new
2015. 26cm. Pp.xii, 335. Photos & figures. Hardbound.

This book - translated, edited, and updated from the original French edition Petrologie des Granites published by Vuibert in 2011 - gives a modern presentation of granitic rocks, or granites, from magma genesis to their emplacement into the crust and their crystallization. Mineralogical, petrological, physical, and economical aspects are developed in a succession of 14 chapters. Special 'info boxes' discuss topics for those wishing to deepen their knowledge of the subject. Also included is a glossary, a comprehensive bibliography, as well as descriptions of modern techniques.

Price: 30.00 GBP
Sugar. The Grass that Changed the World, O'Connell, Sanjida
84 O'Connell, Sanjida Sugar. The Grass that Changed the World
1852270349 / 9781852270346 Clean secondhand
2004. 24cm. Pp.x, 246. Hardbound, jacket, signed by author.

The story of sugar is a story of life and death. As glucose it's the fuel that drives us. It also causes obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Sugar's rise in popularity led to the global spread of slavery, the destruction of indigenous cultures, the proliferation of colonial economies and the growth of multinationals. Sugar is a part of everyone's daily diet, lusted after and craved, at once a luxury and a necessity. It is produced in 121 countries worldwide and global production exceeds 120 million tonnes annually. We are literally drowning in sugar. In the last decade consumption in the West has increased by a third.

Sugar. The Grass that Changed the World, first edition, hardbound, signed copy, nice clear signature to title page.

Price: 53.00 GBP
Connaitre la Cuisine Marocaine, Otal, Liliane
85 Otal, Liliane Connaitre la Cuisine Marocaine
2879013356 / 9782879013350 Clean secondhand
Editions Sud Ouest, 1999. 26cm. Pp.64. Colour photos. Paperback.

Price: 35.00 GBP
Control of Canine Genetic Diseases, Padgett, George A
86 Padgett, George A Control of Canine Genetic Diseases
0876050046 / 9780876050040 New
1998. 26cm. Pp.[viii], 264. Text figures & tables. Hardbound.

In Control of Canine Genetic Diseases, renowned authority George A. Padgett, DVM, provides an expert road map to help dog breeders everywhere avoid the pitfalls they are almost destined to encounter. For anyone whose goal is to produce healthy, functional and beautiful dogs, this is the book they need. Dr. Padgett provides clear explanations of modes of inheritance, how to conduct and analyse test matings and how to lower the chances of producing affected puppies. Numerous tables, diagrams and graphs further enhance the text to facilitate the breeder's understanding.

Price: 17.99 GBP
Fossil Floras of Antarctica, Plumstead, Edna P.
87 Plumstead, Edna P. Fossil Floras of Antarctica
Clean secondhand
Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958. Scientific Reports No.9. Geology. 1962. 30cm. Pp.154. 28 photo-plates, a few maps, folding tables. Wrappers, backstrip worn, good copy.

Fossil Floras of Antarctica, inscribed by the author to Richard Rose.
Price: 40.00 GBP
Utilization of Tropical Foods: Animal Products, Redhead, J
88 Redhead, J Utilization of Tropical Foods: Animal Products
9251028788 / 9789251028780 Clean secondhand
FAO. 1990. 21cm. Pp.49. Illustr. Paperback, stamp to upper cover & title, out of print.

Price: 125.00 GBP
Delicious Goan Dishes, Reejhsinghani, A
89 Reejhsinghani, A Delicious Goan Dishes
Clean secondhand
Ganesh Sahai, Bombay, for Aroona Publishing House, first edition, first impression, 1979. 18cm. Pp.135. Softbound.

Price: 17.00 GBP
Wedgwood, Reilly, Robin
90 Reilly, Robin Wedgwood
0333346491 / 9780333346495 Clean secondhand, fine copy in slipcase
Macmillan / Stockton Press, first (only) edition, 1989. 2 volumes. 28cm. Pp.727 ; 823. Volume I with 1039 BW & 189 colour plates. Volume II with 1248 BW & 113 colour plates. Hardbound, two colour cloth, gilt titles, silk markers. Fine set in slipcase.

Standard work on Wedgwood, Volume I pictured.

Price: 150.00 GBP
Catador y Trotamundos, Ribes Pla, R
91 Ribes Pla, R Catador y Trotamundos
8485525574 / 9788485525577 Clean secondhand
Editorial l'Esquer, first edn., 1989. 22cm. Pp.186. Photos & illustrations including many menus (several colour). Wrappers.

Price: 17.00 GBP
The Archaeology of Disease, Third edition, Roberts, Charlotte & Keith Manchester
92 Roberts, Charlotte & Keith Manchester The Archaeology of Disease, Third edition
0752457500 / 9780752457505 Clean secondhand
The History Press, third edition (2010), reprinted 2012. 26cm. Pp.x, [ii], 338. Numerous photos & figures, 51 page bibliography. Softbound.

Offers a vivid picture of ancient disease and trauma by combining results of scientific research with information gathered from documents, from other areas of archaeology, and from art and ethnography. The authors provide a context of clinical knowledge about specific ailments and accidents by considering ancient demography, basic bone biology, funerary practise, and prehistoric medicine.

First published in 1983, second edition 1995, third edition 2005, third edition in softback 2010, here reprinted 2012. The most uptodate edition.

Price: 14.50 GBP
Soil Conditions and Plant Growth, Ninth Edition, Russell, E. Walter
93 Russell, E. Walter Soil Conditions and Plant Growth, Ninth Edition
Clean secondhand
Longmans, 1961, fifth impression 1968. 24cm. Pp.xvi,688. Frontispiece, 38 plates, 141 tables. Hardbound.

Soil Conditions and Plant Growth, ninth edition, very fine copy save backstrip unavoidably off colour due to ageing.

Price: 35.00 GBP
Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Russell, Richard C ; Domenico Otranto & Richard Wall
94 Russell, Richard C ; Domenico Otranto & Richard Wall Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology
1780640374 / 9781780640372 New
2013. 28cm. Pp.480. Colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

The latest information on insect distribution and the spread of disease in an illustrated A-Z guide.

Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology covers current insect distribution and the spread of disease including Rickettsial Diseases, Plague, Babesiosis and Leishmaniasis, presents an accessible A-Z encyclopedic format with line drawings and colour images and has been reformatted, updated and developed by new expert authors based on the seminal work 'Medical and Veterinary Entomology'.

Encyclopedia of Medical and Veterinary Entomology examines the biology, classification and control of species of fleas, flies, lice, mites, midges, mosquitoes and ticks and examines their morphology, taxonomy and phylogeny.Essential reference.

Price: 125.00 GBP
Tourmaline, Fascinating Crystals with Fantastic Inner Worlds, Rustemeyer, Paul
95 Rustemeyer, Paul Tourmaline, Fascinating Crystals with Fantastic Inner Worlds
3899371941 / 9783899371949 New
2015. 28cm. Pp.272. 650 colour photos. Softbound.

Tourmaline crystals are not only much sought after gemstones but also are highly interesting as study objects, because in them the formative forces in the mineral kingdom create an impressive richness of shapes and colours. The author presents more than 20 years research into the aesthetics of colour patterns and their mineralogical interpretation ; he has put together the very best and most interesting of thousands of crystals in this book. The fantastic photos of the hidden structures within tourmalines make this book a feast for the eyes for both the specialist and general reader. Text in English and German.

Price: 69.95 GBP
Health in Tropical Africa During the Colonial Period, Sabben-Clare, E.E., D.J.Bradley & K.Kirkwood (editors)
96 Sabben-Clare, E.E., D.J.Bradley & K.Kirkwood (editors) Health in Tropical Africa During the Colonial Period
0198581653 / 9780198581659 Clean secondhand
OUP., first edn., 1980. 24cm. Pp.ix,276. 17 photos & figures, 6 tables. Hardbound, very good copy.

Health in Tropical Africa During the Colonial Period is based on the proceedings of a symposium held at New College, Oxford, 21-23 March 1977.

This book contains a very early photograph of a German Shorthaired Pointer in Africa, taken in Uganda in 1902.
Price: 30.00 GBP
Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Geographical Distribution and Control Strategies in the Euro-Asia Region, Salman, M. & J Tarrés-Call (editors)
97 Salman, M. & J Tarrés-Call (editors) Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Geographical Distribution and Control Strategies in the Euro-Asia Region
1845938534 / 9781845938536 New
2012. 28cm. Pp.312. Hardbound.

The continuing emergence and evolution of tick-borne diseases has significant implications for animal health, the profitability of food animal production and for human health, with many tick-borne diseases having zoonotic capability.

These problems are exacerbating as previously exotic based ticks spread northwards, carrying diseases.

Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases, Geographical Distribution and Control Strategies in the Euro-Asia Region includes coverage of the significance of tick-borne diseases, identification of tick species, emerging tick-borne infections, factors influencing the spread and distribution of ticks and surveillance and control measures.
Price: 95.00 GBP
Recetas Economicas y Practicas de Cocina y Reposteria. Tercera Edicion, Aumentada y Corregida, Sanguineti, Maria Luisa B. de
98 Sanguineti, Maria Luisa B. de Recetas Economicas y Practicas de Cocina y Reposteria. Tercera Edicion, Aumentada y Corregida
Clean secondhand
Privately published, the third edition, Lima. No date. 20cm. Pp.162. Paperback.

Price: 80.00 GBP
Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails, Santhanam, Ramasamy
99 Santhanam, Ramasamy Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails
1771883308 / 9781771883306 New
2016. 28cm. Pp.340. Colour photos. Hardbound.

The first comprehensive volume exclusively on marine cone snails, this book provides descriptions of over 100 species of hazardous marine snails along with their biological and ecological characteristics; the characteristics of conotoxins; information on cone snail injuries and their treatment along with prevention measures; and the therapeutic and medicinal value of conotoxins, including as a powerful nonaddictive painkiller, an epilepsy drug, and more.

Over 275 colour illustrations accompany the text for easy identification.

Table of Contents : Preface. Introduction. Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails. Profile of Venomous Marine Snails. Conotoxins. Envenomation of Cone Snails. Therapeutic Uses of Cone Snail Venoms. Index.

Price: 90.00 GBP
Exotic, Specialty and Off-Season Fruits and Vegetables, Scheller, L. M
100 Scheller, L. M Exotic, Specialty and Off-Season Fruits and Vegetables
Clean secondhand
Privately publised, Hamburg, 1988. 30cm. Unpaginated ca.250pp. Colour photos. Spiral bound.

Exotic, Specialty and Off Season Fruits and Vegetables, seldom found
Price: 53.00 GBP
Shales and Mudstones, Vols. I and II, I. Basin Studies, Sedimentology and Paleontology. II. Petrography, Petrophysics, Geochemistry and Economic Geology, Schieber, Jürgen, Zimmerle, Winfried & Parvinder S.Sethi (editors)
101 Schieber, Jürgen, Zimmerle, Winfried & Parvinder S.Sethi (editors) Shales and Mudstones, Vols. I and II, I. Basin Studies, Sedimentology and Paleontology. II. Petrography, Petrophysics, Geochemistry and Economic Geology
3510651839 / 9783510651832 New
1998. 2 volumes. 24cm. Pp.x,680. 3 plates, 257 figures, 56 tables, 3 plates. Paperback.

Shales and mudstones are the most poorly understood sedimentary rock type. They comprise approximately two thirds of the stratigraphic column and contain the bulk of recorded earth history. In the future understanding shales will be crucial for a wide variety of studies. Yet, getting a balanced perspective of research on these fascinating rocks is difficult because it is dispersed over so many subdisciplines.

Shales and Mudstones, Vols. I and II present up to date research on a wide range of topics in shale geology, and were assembled with the goal to ease access to this engaging field of research. Chapter introductions were written by experts in their field, and are intended to define the state of the art, to provide access to pertinent literature, and to set the stage for the corresponding research papers.

Volume I covers basin-scale analysis, sedimentology and paleontology of shales. Volume II supplements this perspective with detailed treatments of petrography, burial history, petrophysics, geochemistry, and economic aspects of shales.

The broad coverage of topics should make this book a valuable source of information for those that want to keep informed about current developments in shale research, and a source of inspiration for those interested to enter this exciting field of study.
Price: 132.50 GBP
Russian Alexandrites, Schmetzer, Karl
102 Schmetzer, Karl Russian Alexandrites
3510652622 / 9783510652624 New
2010. 28cm. Pp.141. Over 200 colour photos & figures. Hardbound.

Alexandrite, a variety of chrysoberyl, and one of the finest colour-change natural gemstones, may almost be called 'the national gemstone of Russia'. This great prestige is based on two facts: its noble name in honour of the Tsarevich Alexander Nikolaevich (the future Tsar Alexander II) and its dazzling colours, green in daylight and red in incandescent light, the military colours of Imperial Russia. Although quantities of facetable quality alexandrite are considerably less than those of emerald, alexandrite is counted among and compared to the 'big four' of the gem business: diamond - ruby - sapphire - emerald.

In this book the authors present an historical overview of emerald mining in the Urals, the discovery of Russian alexandrites in the Uralian emerald mines, the naming and historical use of alexandrites and their appearance and display in mineralogical museums and the gem trade. Morphology and twinning of rough alexandrite is described for single crystals, single contact twins and cyclic twins (trillings). Mineralogical and gemmological properties are thoroughly explained and numerous photo-micrographs of inclusions and growth patterns in faceted samples are presented.

Chatoyancy and asterism of alexandrite and chrysoberyl from Russia and Sri Lanka are also described. A further chapter deals with characteristic growth patterns of Russian, other natural and synthetic alexandrites. Colorimetric data of Russian alexandrites and green chrysoberyls are explained using the CIELAB colour space, and the distinction between these varieties is explained. A chapter on trace element chemistry and locality determination rounds off the book.

An extensive appendix containing lists of historical names, a time table and numerous references provides valuable information on Russian alexandrites for all researchers in the mineralogical and gemmological fields as well as for gemmological laboratories, jewellers and gem dealers.

Consequently, this book, illustrated with more than 200 colour figures and photographs, addresses mineralogists, gemmologists, historians, mineral and gem collectors as well as all members of the gem trade.
Price: 59.95 GBP
Late- and Postglacial Oscillations of Glaciers: Glacial and Periglacial Forms, Schroeder-Lanz, H. (editor)
103 Schroeder-Lanz, H. (editor) Late- and Postglacial Oscillations of Glaciers: Glacial and Periglacial Forms
9061915171 / 9789061915171 Clean secondhand
Balkema, 1983. 25cm. Pp.xix, 409. Plates, figures, maps. Hardbound.

Late- and Postglacial Oscillations of Glaciers presents 26 contributions, with trilingual summaries and figure captions.
Price: 55.00 GBP
Orientalni Kuchyne, Sery, V. & J. Sourek
104 Sery, V. & J. Sourek Orientalni Kuchyne
8070324325 / 9788070324325 Clean secondhand
Merkur, 2nd edition., 1989. 19cm. Pp.259. Colour photo-plates. Softbound. Czech text.

Price: 26.00 GBP
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