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A Friend in Need English-Tamil Cookery Book, Third Edition
1 A Friend in Need English-Tamil Cookery Book, Third Edition
Clean secondhand
Diocesan Press, Madras, 1950. 24cm. Pp.iv, 332 + adverts. Original cloth-backed printed boards.

Complied by the Ladies' Committee, F.I.N.S. Women's Workshop. Recipes in English and Tamil.

Price: 35.00 GBP
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society Volumes 5 - 39
2 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society Volumes 5 - 39
Clean secondhand
1959-1994. 35 volumes. 26cm. Blue buckram, gilt.

Bio. Mem. FRS 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
3 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
Farmhouse Cookery, Recipes from the Country Kitchen
4 Farmhouse Cookery, Recipes from the Country Kitchen
Clean secondhand
Fakenham Press Ltd., Fakenham, Norfolk for Reader's Digest, (1980) reprinted with amendments 1982. Oblong format 26x30cm. Pp.400. Colour photos, figures. Hardbound.

'Farmhouse Cookery, Recipes from the Country Kitchen' : the last word on the regional, seasonal and festive dishes of the British Isles.

Price: 22.00 GBP
Food and Fruit-bearing Forest Species - 3. Examples from Latin America
5 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 Cuisine Malgache. La Cuisine de Madagascar
6 La Cuisine Malgache. La Cuisine de Madagascar
287763020X / 9782877630207 Clean secondhand
Orphie G. Doyen, 1992. 21cm. Pp.84. Colour photos. Hardbound.

Recipes from Mauritius and Reunion, French text.

Price: 22.00 GBP
La Faune Terrestre de l'Ile de Sainte-Helene
7 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
Larousse Gastronomique
8 Larousse Gastronomique
0600602354 / 9780600602354 As new
Hamlyn, 2001. 28cm. Pp.1350. Colour plates, text illustrations. Hardbound, jacket, slipcase, fine unused copy.

The world's greatest cookery encyclopaedia and the most famous culinary reference book concerned with all things food and French. Originally created by Prosper Montagnè and published in 1938, this essential addition to any kitchen has withstood the test of time and become an invaluable source of information for every enthusiastic cook.

Revised and updated English language edition with many new entries, illustrations and charts, this edition covers almost every ingredient and cooking style in history past and present, from abaisse to zuppa inglese. The encyclopedia features detailed information and maps of the wine producing regions of the world, including New World producers such as Chile and Australia. Also includes advice on using appliances; recipes and developments in nutrition.

Published price GBP 60.00. One (1) copy only.

Price: 39.95 GBP
Proceedings of the First National Conference on Land Classification
9 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
Rabies Control - Towards Sustainable Prevention at the Source
10 Rabies Control - Towards Sustainable Prevention at the Source
9290448911 / 9789290448914 New
2012. 30cm. Pp.228. Colour photos, figures, maps. Softbound.

Rabies Control, Proceedings of the OIE Global Conference on Rabies Control, Incheon-Seoul, Korea, September 2011.

This Compendium of manuscripts, prepared by speakers of the conference and reviewed by experts from its Scientific Committee, provides an overview of the current rabies situation worldwide and highlights the importance of rabies control at the animal source in achieving worldwide elimination of rabies in humans. The recommendations adopted at the end of the conference are also included.

Contents : Global perspective of rabies -- Towards sustainable prevention of rabies at the source: a case report from India -- Rabies in China -- Rabies elimination in Europe - a success story -- Epidemiological factors and control of rabies in North Africa -- Rabies and rabies control in African regions -- Epidemiology of rabies in Korea -- Epidemiology of rabies in Bhutan: geographical information system-based analysis -- Molecular tools for rabies diagnosis in animals -- Criteria for parenteral and oral immunisation of dogs against rabies -- Immunocontraception as a tool for rabies and canine population management -- Canine adenovirus antibodies in meso-carnivores in the United States of America: implications for oral rabies vaccination using recombinant adenovirus vaccines? -- Impact of animal rabies on local economy -- Cost of national wildlife rabies elimination programmes -- World Organisation for Animal Health standards and scientific activities for rabies control -- Rabies control: other relevant international standards and policies -- Local governments, municipalities and dog rabies control -- Rabies control and animal welfare -- Awareness and communication programmes for eliminating rabies at the animal source -- The economics of dog rabies control and the potential for combining it with other interventions -- Assuring the quality and sustainability of a rabies dog vaccination programme: vaccination, rabies surveillance and post-vaccination monitoring -- Public and private funding sources for sustainable rabies control programmes -- Catch, inject and release: immunocontraception as an alternative to culling and surgical sterilisation to control rabies in free-roaming dogs -- Mainstreaming rabies prevention and control at the national level: a focus on the national Veterinary Services -- OIE activities to support sustainable rabies control: vaccine banks, OIE twinning, and evaluation of the performance of Veterinary Services -- A 'showcase model' canine rabies prevention and elimination programme: the Bohol Rabies Prevention and Elimination Program -- Evaluation of various rabies elimination strategies in Latvia.
Price: 44.00 GBP
WHO Guidelines on Tularaemia
11 WHO Guidelines on Tularaemia
9241547375 / 9789241547376 New
2007. 28cm. Pp.122. Softbound.

WHO Guidelines on Tularaemia provides background information on the disease, describes the current best practices for its diagnosis and treatments in humans, suggests measures to be taken in case of epidemics and provides guidance on how to handle F. tularensis in the laboratory.

Tularaemia is a bacterial zoonotic disease of the northern hemisphere.

The bacterium (Francisella tularensis) is highly virulent for humans and a range of animals such as rodents, hares and rabbits.

Humans can infect themselves by direct contact with infected animals, by arthropod bites, by ingestion of contaminated water or food, or by inhalation of infective aerosols.
Price: 23.50 GBP
Татарские национальные блюда [Tatar National Dishes], Akhmetzyanov, Yunnus A
12 Akhmetzyanov, Yunnus A Татарские национальные блюда [Tatar National Dishes]
5298030858 / 9785298030854 New
Tatar Book Publishing House, Kazan, 2016. 28cm. Pp.151. 54 colour photos. Hardbound. Text in Russian

В данной книге представлены рецепты национальных блюд татарского народа в разработке Заслуженного работника торговли РСФСР, знаменитого кулинара Юнуса Ахметзянова.

Recipes of national dishes of Tatar people from the cookery diaries of Y.A. Akhmetzyanov (1927-1984). Well illustrated. Text entirely in Russian.

Price: 26.00 GBP
The Iraq Invasion of Kuwait, An Environmental Catastrophe, Al-Hassan, Jassim Mohammad
13 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
14 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
The Natural History of Rabies, 2nd edition, Baer, George M (editor)
15 Baer, George M (editor) The Natural History of Rabies, 2nd edition
0849367603 / 9780849367601 New
1991. 26cm. Pp.640. Photos (some colour), text figures & tables. Hardbound.

'The Natural History of Rabies, 2nd edition' provides essential worldwide reference information regarding rabies for public health officials, veterinarians, physicians, virologists, epidemiologists, infectious disease specialists, laboratory diagnosticians, and wildlife biologists.

The book is divided into six main sections, covering topics such as the rabies virus, including antigenic and biochemical characteristics; pathogenesis, including the immune response to the infection, pathology, and latency; diagnostic techniques; rabies epidemiology in a variety of wild and domestic animals; rabies control, including vaccination of wild and domestic animals, as well as control on the international level; and finally a discussion of rabies in humans, local wound and serum treatment, and human post-exposure vaccination.

Natural History of Rabies, first edition has been the principal worldwide reference since 1975. The new Second edition has been completely updated, supplementing the original edition and providing current information on this deadly disease.

Table of Contents :

HISTORY OF RABIES. THE VIRUS. Overview. Chemical Composition and Structure of Rabies Virus-B. Antigenic Composition of Rabies Virus-C. PATHOGENESIS AND PATHOLOGY. Overview. Pathogenesis to the Central Nervous System. Spread of Virus Within the Central Nervous System. Spread of Virus from the Central Nervous System. The Immune Response to Rabies Infection. The Pathology of Rabies in the Central Nervous System. Latency and Abortive Rabies. DIAGNOSIS. Overview. Rabies Diagnosis by Animal Inoculation, Identification of Negri Bodies, or ELISA. The Fluorescent Antibody Test in Rabies. The Serum Neutralization Indirect Fluorescent Antibody, and Rapid Fluorescent Focus Inhibition Tests. EPIDEMIOLOGY. Overview. Fox Rabies. Arctic Fox Rabies. Rabies in Skunks. Raccoon Rabies. Rabies in Non-Hematophagous Bats. Canine Rabies. Cat Rabies. Bovine Paralytic Rabies and Rabies in the Vampire Bat. Rodent Rabies. RABIES CONTROL. Overview. Canine and Feline Vaccines-Past and Present. Control of Urban Rabies. Vaccines for Domestic Animals-Past and Present. The Biology and Control of Vampire Bats-Flores Crespo and Arellano. Control of Rabies Among Terrestrial Wildlife by Population Reduction. Wildlife Vaccination. International Management of Rabies. RABIES AND ITS PREVENTION IN MAN. Overview. Rabies in Man. Local Wound Treatment and Passive Immunization. Human Vaccination Against Rabies. APPENDIX: GUIDE FOR POST-EXPOSURE TREATMENT.

Please recommend to your Librarian.

Price: 499.00 GBP
The Natural History of Rabies, Baer, George M. (editor)
16 Baer, George M. (editor) The Natural History of Rabies
0120724014 / 9780120724017 Clean secondhand
Academic Press, first edition, 1975. 2 volumes. 26cm. Pp.xvi, (ii), 454 ; xvi, (ii), 387. Photos (some colour), text figures, tables. Hardbound, jackets, good set, clean ex-library.

Landmark comprehensive reference covering the history of the disease, description of the virus, pathogenesis and resultant pathology, morphology and morphogenesis, spread of the virus from the central nervous system, diagnostic techniques, epidemiology in domestic and wildlife species, control methods, disease in man and the international management of rabies.

Price: 235.00 GBP
Lyme Disease. The Cause, the Cure, the Controversy, Barbour, Alan G
17 Barbour, Alan G Lyme Disease. The Cause, the Cure, the Controversy
0801852455 / 9780801852459 New
1996. 22cm. Pp.xvii, [iii], 251. Paperback.

Lyme Disease. The Cause, the Cure, the Controversy, publisher's uncorrected proof copy
Price: 15.00 GBP
Bats and Human Health: Ebola, SARS, Rabies and Beyond, Beltz, Lisa A
18 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
Shahi Tukre, Bhatia, Savitri
19 Bhatia, Savitri Shahi Tukre
Clean secondhand
Wheeler & Co., Allahabad, first edition 1975. 24cm. Pp.xxvii,378. Colour plates. Cloth, jacket.

Price: 35.00 GBP
Public Health Significance of Urban Pests, Bonnefoy, Xavier; Helge Kampen & Kevin Sweeney
20 Bonnefoy, Xavier; Helge Kampen & Kevin Sweeney Public Health Significance of Urban Pests
9289071885 / 9789289071888 New
2008. 28cm. Pp.viii, 569. Photos & figures (some colour). Binding : ebook.

Major changes in ecology, climate and human behaviour have favoured the proliferation of urban pests. Alarmingly, the dramatic rise in urban sprawl has led to city suburbs becoming the natural habitat of ticks, rodents and other pests.

These changes make timely a new analysis of the effects of present-day urban pests on health. Public Health Significance of Urban Pests identifies the public health risk posed by various pests and suggests appropriate prevention and control measures.

This book also formulates policy options for all levels of decision-making on the future management of pests and pest-related diseases.

ebook, 3.4MB ; system requirements Acrobat 7 or above, Windows XP or above.
Price: 12.00 GBP
Ticks. Biology, Disease and Control, Bowman, Alan S. & Patricia A. Nuttall (editors)
21 Bowman, Alan S. & Patricia A. Nuttall (editors) Ticks. Biology, Disease and Control
0521867614 / 9780521867610 Out of print
2008. 26cm. Pp.518. 93 photos & figures. Hardbound.

Ticks. Biology, Disease and Control covers in-depth information on aspects of the biology of the ticks themselves, various veterinary and medical tick-borne pathogens, and aspects of traditional and potential new control methods. Includes an up-to-date list of more than 900 valid genus and species names, a full list of tick-borne viruses, and each chapter separately referenced.

Now out of print and sold out.

Price: 0.00 GBP
Training the Pointer-Retriever Gundog, Brander, Michael
22 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
23 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)
24 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
Rabbit Behaviour, Health and Care, Buseth, M. & R. Saunders
25 Buseth, M. & R. Saunders Rabbit Behaviour, Health and Care
1780641907 / 9781780641904 New
2014. 26cm. Pp.232. Softbound.

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

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

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

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

Price: 29.95 GBP
Les Tiques du Monde. Nomenclature, stades décrits, hôtes, répartition - The Ticks of the World. Nomenclature, described stages, hosts, distribution (Acarida, Ixodida), Camicas,J.-L., J.-P.Hervy, F.Adam & P.-C.Morel
26 Camicas,J.-L., J.-P.Hervy, F.Adam & P.-C.Morel Les Tiques du Monde. Nomenclature, stades décrits, hôtes, répartition - The Ticks of the World. Nomenclature, described stages, hosts, distribution (Acarida, Ixodida)
2709914182 / 9782709914185 New
25cm. Pp.240. Hardbound.

Les Tiques du Monde, 'The Ticks of the World', lists 4222 valid and invalid names corresponding to the 869 known species, with synonymy, details of developmental stages, hosts and biogeographical distribution.

An indispensable guide for solving the difficulties of separating the principle species.

Text in French and English, Latin nomenclature.
Price: 59.95 GBP
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