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The Royal Natural History by Richard Lydekker (£169.00)Publisher: London & New York: Frederick Warne & Co. — 1893Binding: Hardback [½ Leather] Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding with wear and fading to the leather spines of all volumes. Vol. V spine strip mostly detached. Pages lightly age-tanned. Hinges weak on all volumes, although certainly not yet loose. A pleasant set, complete in the six volumes. Description: Contains: Engravings; Colour plates [72]; Colour frontispiece; Pagination: Volume I, Mammals: XVI, 583, Index; Volume II, Mammals: XII, 583, Index; Volume III, Mammals, Birds: XV, 584, Index; Volume IV, Birds: XV, 583, Index; Volume V, Reptiles, Fishes: XV, 584, Index; Volume VI, Invertebrate Animals: XVI, 580, Index;Notes: Foreword or introduction by P. L. Sclater. Size: 10½" x 7". 0 pages. Tags: lydekker sclater natural history mammals zoology birds fishes invertebrates amphibians reptiles section sections invertebrate animals
P&P: UK 1st £7.50. UK 2nd £6.68. EU Surface £11.66. EU Air £11.60. ROW Surface £11.66. ROW Air £21.72

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Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics: The Miocene Fauna of La Venta, Colombia by Edited By Richard F.kay, Richard H. Madden, Richard L. Cifelli And John J. Flynn (£51.00)Publisher: Washington & London: Smithsonian Institute Press — 1997Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 156098418X]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Vignette to the title page; Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; Maps; Tables;

From the cover: “Because of its unique geographic and temporal position, the La Venta badlands in central Columbia hold special significance for understanding the evolution of vertebrate faunas in South America. John Flynn, Curator of Geology at The Field Museum, and other contributors present detailed information and interpretation about the paleobiology and environment of La Venta animals. Includes taxonomic index.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Green boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XV] 592 pages. Tags: flynn 156098418x vertebrates fossil colombia paleontology miocene vertebrata palaeontology nature fossils science sciences biology zoology 9781560984184
P&P: UK 1st £8.25. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £12.96. EU Air £12.85. ROW Surface £12.96. ROW Air £24.22

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Fauna Britannica: The Practical Guide to Wild and Domestic Creatures of Britain by Duff Hart-Davis (£22.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781407218779]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Man has lived among animals for the whole of his existence on earth, first competing with them, then using, and all too often abusing them. But in the past fifty years or so people in Britain have become overwhelmingly urban, and in consequence have lost contact with nature and the country. Most children have little direct experience of animals and birds: they see them on television but rarely meet them in the flesh. Yet the popularity of farms open to the public demonstrates the affection that people have for animals, and also the beneficial effects that contact with animals can produce.

Fauna Britannica is a work of reference for people whose interest in animals has been awakened by passing acquaintance. This book is essentially a practical encyclopaedia of creatures, wild and domesticated, that have lived and now live in the British Isles. Without seeking to be exhaustive, it concentrates on the creatures that people are most likely to come across or to have read about. As well as being an authoritative guide, Fauna Britannica aims to show how attitudes to animals have changed over the centuries, and to demonstrate how our exploitation of them has had far-reaching consequences for the environment.

The author surveys those creatures such as the Steppe Mammoth and the Giant Irish Elk whose presence in Britain is revealed in the fossil records, and describes the exotic imports and menageries of historical times. He profiles many species of wild mammals, horses, farm animals, dogs and cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Interspersed throughout the book are essays on various aspects of the countryside, including the reintroduction of the European Beaver, poaching, fox hunting, horse healers and the Scottish drovers. Social history, folklore and legend combine with scientific authority to make Fauna Britannica an enthralling survey of Britain’s creatures, then and now.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 416 pages. Tags: hart davis 9781407218779 zoology great britain encyclopedias domestic animals history fauna man folklore
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Fauna Britannica: The Practical Guide to Wild and Domestic Creatures of Britain by Duff Hart-Davis (£22.00)Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson — 2002Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 9781407218779]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Man has lived among animals for the whole of his existence on earth, first competing with them, then using, and all too often abusing them. But in the past fifty years or so people in Britain have become overwhelmingly urban, and in consequence have lost contact with nature and the country. Most children have little direct experience of animals and birds: they see them on television but rarely meet them in the flesh. Yet the popularity of farms open to the public demonstrates the affection that people have for animals, and also the beneficial effects that contact with animals can produce.

Fauna Britannica is a work of reference for people whose interest in animals has been awakened by passing acquaintance. This book is essentially a practical encyclopaedia of creatures, wild and domesticated, that have lived and now live in the British Isles. Without seeking to be exhaustive, it concentrates on the creatures that people are most likely to come across or to have read about. As well as being an authoritative guide, Fauna Britannica aims to show how attitudes to animals have changed over the centuries, and to demonstrate how our exploitation of them has had far-reaching consequences for the environment.

The author surveys those creatures such as the Steppe Mammoth and the Giant Irish Elk whose presence in Britain is revealed in the fossil records, and describes the exotic imports and menageries of historical times. He profiles many species of wild mammals, horses, farm animals, dogs and cats, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects. Interspersed throughout the book are essays on various aspects of the countryside, including the reintroduction of the European Beaver, poaching, fox hunting, horse healers and the Scottish drovers. Social history, folklore and legend combine with scientific authority to make Fauna Britannica an enthralling survey of Britain’s creatures, then and now.”
Notes: Size: 11¼" x 8¾". Matching Pictorial boards. 416 pages. Tags: hart davis 9781407218779 zoology great britain encyclopedias domestic animals history fauna man folklore
P&P: UK 1st £9.00. UK 2nd £9.24. EU Surface £14.26. EU Air £14.10. ROW Surface £14.26. ROW Air £26.72

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Handbook of Laboratory Animal Science Volume 1: Essential Principles and Practices by Edited by Jann Hau & Gerald L. Van Hoosier, Jr. (£20.50)Publisher: Boca Raton, London, New York & Washington: CRC Press — 2003Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 0849310865]Condition: Very Good. Edges of the text block lightly tanned otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Charts; Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Size: 10¼" x 7". Pictorial boards. 556 pages. Tags: tlaboratory animals animal experimentation models research laboratory welfare disease zoology sciences nature mammals
P&P: UK 1st £6.00. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £9.06. EU Air £9.10. ROW Surface £9.06. ROW Air £16.72

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The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History by Edited by Michael Allaby (£16.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192177206]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust wrapper. Top edges of text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the flap: “This dictionary lists many groups of plants and animals, but it also includes terms from ecology, statistics, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and biochemistry that may be encountered in literature dealing with aspects of plant or animal growth, structure or behaviour. At the same time, it will be of use to those concerned with other disciplines who are unfamiliar with taxonomic terms that may occur in literature of special interest to them. The dictionary contains over 12 000 entries, written by a team of more than 25 specialists aided by consultants, and its coverage is world-wide. It will be of value to students as well as to those who derive pleasure from the wildlife around them, or even from well tended gardens, and who wish to support personal observations by reading and watching films, but need ready access to authoritative explanations of unfamiliar expressions.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Attenborough. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 688 pages. Tags: palaeontology carboniferous entomologist broad-leaved nomenclature invertebrate meteorology environment brachiopods climatology naturalists exploration pleistocene entomology naturalist atmosphere coniferous conserving jean-henri ecosystems cretaceous heathlands amphibians ordovician vegetation creatures taxonomic 508/.03/2 frederick aristotle descartes sanctuary oligocene phycology alexander evolution botanist studying painting national wildlife waterton linnaeus thorburn american mountain breeding devonian reptiles johnston habitats
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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The Oxford Dictionary of Natural History by Edited by Michael Allaby (£16.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0192177206]Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ. Gently bruised at head of spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the DJ with a ½" closed tear to the top tip of the lower panel.Description: From the flap: “This dictionary lists many groups of plants and animals, but it also includes terms from ecology, statistics, earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and biochemistry that may be encountered in literature dealing with aspects of plant or animal growth, structure or behaviour. At the same time, it will be of use to those concerned with other disciplines who are unfamiliar with taxonomic terms that may occur in literature of special interest to them. The dictionary contains over 12 000 entries, written by a team of more than 25 specialists aided by consultants, and its coverage is world-wide. It will be of value to students as well as to those who derive pleasure from the wildlife around them, or even from well tended gardens, and who wish to support personal observations by reading and watching films, but need ready access to authoritative explanations of unfamiliar expressions.”Notes: Foreword or introduction by David Attenborough. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 68 pages. Tags: palaeontology carboniferous entomologist broad-leaved nomenclature invertebrate meteorology environment brachiopods climatology naturalists exploration pleistocene entomology naturalist atmosphere coniferous conserving jean-henri ecosystems cretaceous heathlands amphibians ordovician vegetation creatures taxonomic 508/.03/2 frederick aristotle descartes sanctuary oligocene phycology alexander evolution botanist studying painting national wildlife waterton linnaeus thorburn american mountain breeding devonian reptiles johnston habitats
P&P: UK 1st £5.25. UK 2nd £5.95. EU Surface £7.76. EU Air £7.85. ROW Surface £7.76. ROW Air £14.22

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Fauna Indonesia: Djilid 3 Untuk Kelas 3 Binatang Jang Berbuku Kakinja, Bangsa Tjatjing, Binatang Lunak, Binatang Berduri, Binatang Djelatang, Binatang Asli by G. Den Hoed & M. Soendoro (£13.00)Publisher: Noordhoff-Kolff — 1961Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9789625931975]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the covers and spine. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages gently age tanned. Description: Indonesian language text. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;Notes: Size: 8" x 5½". 136 pages. Tags: systematic zoology for schools fauna indonesia soft animals spiky native and animal djelatang den hoed soendoro 9789625931975
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

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The World of the Wasp by Joy O. I. Spoczynska (£13.00)Publisher: Frederick Muller — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0584103387]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings;

From the cover: “The World of the Wasp, by Joy Spoczynska, a Fellow of both the Zoological Society and the Royal Entomological Society, is a detailed and comprehensive study of social and solitary wasps in both Britain and many countries abroad. Her field trips to collect material for the book took her through the southern United States, Guyana, India and West Africa and enabled her to provide a most thorough survey which will excite and interest specialist and non-specialist reader alike.

Having dealt with Polistes and Polybia Paper Makers, Potters and Masons, the solitary Ammophila, Ichneumons, Gall-wasps and various predators, the author goes on to demonstrate, in the very useful Appendix, methods of studying wasps, advises on the building of a reference collection and suggests further reading. This immensely readable book is expanded with numerous line drawings which clearly illustrate many of the nests and species mentioned and is further supplemented with a collection of black and white photographs.”
Notes: Illustrated by Melchior Spoczynski. Size: 9¼" x 6". Turquoise boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 188 pages. Tags: wasps hymenoptera insecta sistematica science life sciences zoology entomology insects joy spoczynska melchior spoczynski 0584103387 first editions firsts printings 1st
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The ABC of Poultry: A Reference Work for Amateur, Fancier and Professional on Poultry-keeping by E. B. Johnstone (£11.00)Publisher: London: Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd. — 1918Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding which is somewhat dull. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Pages lightly age-tanned with scattered pencil underlining and marginalia throughout the text. Hinges weak in a couple of places. Description: Contains: Advertisements;Notes: Size: 7¼" x 4¾". Illustrated Green boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [VIII] 172 [18] pages. Tags: poultry handbooks, .zoology ornithology, zoology ornithology, books written johnstone
P&P: UK 1st £3.38. UK 2nd £2.92. EU Surface £5.16. EU Air £5.35. ROW Surface £5.16. ROW Air £9.22

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The Trials of Life: A Natural History of Animal Behaviour by David Attenborough (£10.50)Publisher: Collins / BBC — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0002199408]Condition: Very Good. Single reading crease to the spine. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;

From the cover: “Watching and filming animals world-wide has occupied most of my working life. By the end of the 1970’s, the marvels and wonders I had witnessed had become a dazzling, almost confusing kaleidoscope and I began to feel a need to put them in some kind of order, to try to produce a coherent survey of the natural history of the planet. So I started on a decade of work which was to result in three books and three 13-part television series: Life on Earth, The Living Planet and The Trials of Life. Between them, they looked at the three major aspects of natural history that can be studied simply by observing living wild animals — their diversity, their ecology and their behaviour.

The Trials of Life surveys the last and most dramatic of these. Every animal, whether rat or rattlesnake, lobster or llama or a human being, must during the course of its life face a series of problems — growing up and collecting food, finding its way around and defending itself against enemies, getting along with its fellows and finding a mate. But though the problems may be the same, the solutions are astoundingly varied. Ants in the Sahara find their way across the featureless sand by taking repeated observations on the sun, fireflies attract their mates by flashing signals like Morse code, and teams of chimpanzees hunt down monkeys in West African forests, collaborating in the most complex way yet observed in the animal world.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7". 320 pages. Tags: animal behavior animals habits and natural history intelligence behaviour nature country life pets mathematics science biology sciences zoology ecology david attenborough 0002199408
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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Introduction To The Study Of Animal Populations by H. G. [Herbert George] Andrewartha (£9.50)Publisher: Methuen & Co. — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Ex-educational library: Numerals to the spine; Plate to the pastedown; Stamp to the title page; Stamp to the edge of the text block; Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: 1961]Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XVII] 281 pages. Tags: andrewartha animal populations population ecology environment climate distribution dispersal zoology animals
P&P: UK 1st £3.92. UK 2nd £2.30. EU Surface £6.46. EU Air £6.60. ROW Surface £6.46. ROW Air £11.72

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The Senses of Animals by L[eonard] Harrison Matthews; Maxwell Knight (£9.50)Publisher: Museum Press — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with fraying at the head of the spine and a couple short, closed, tears. Dust wrapper tanned on the reverse. Edges of the text block spotted. Offset to the blanks and endpapers.Description: Reprint. Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “THIS introduction to the study of the senses of animals is aimed at senior pupils in the schools and university students, and it will also be of great interest and value to field-naturalists, particularly those who incline more towards zoology than towards botany. The book is divided into two sections. The first deals with animal senses in a general way, and also with those observations in the field that can show how the creatures concerned use their senses under differing conditions. The second section describes how the various senses work and also deals with their nervous structures and physiology. The authors have endeavoured to keep technicalities down to a reasonable minimum, believing as they do that too much jargon can confuse rather than assist the student.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: ability acceleration acuity adders additional adequacy affecting affinity alarm albinism alleged alligators amoeba amphibians ampullae anableps anemones angular angus animals antennae anthropoid aquatic archer arthropods ascidians asdic attacks auditory avoidance axons badgers balancing barbels barely barton basically bears beetles behaviour beluga bird's blackbirds blind bloodworms brain bream breeding budgerigars bullia burying
P&P: UK 1st £2.84. UK 2nd £2.52. EU Surface £3.86. EU Air £4.10. ROW Surface £3.86. ROW Air £6.72

 
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