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The Birds and the Bees

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Beekeeping: The Gentle Craft, Adams, John
1 Adams, John Beekeeping: The Gentle Craft
N Y, Wynwood Press, 1988, 0800772008 / 9780800772000 Trade Paperback Fine 
A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 182 pages. 125321 
Price: 18.95 USD
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Skeps : Their History, Making and Use, Alston, Frank
2 Alston, Frank Skeps : Their History, Making and Use
Great Britain, Northern Bee Books, 1987, 0907908381 / 9780907908388 Trade Paperback Very Good 
A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 105 pages. Stain on bottom edge of cover and spine. 125270 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Insects and Physiology, Beament, J.W.L.; Treherne, J.E.
3 Beament, J.W.L.; Treherne, J.E. Insects and Physiology
Edinburgh and London, Oliver & Boyd, 1967, First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 378 pages. Full gray cloth boards with embossed beetle on cover. Previous owner's name inside. 124732 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Begin to Keep Bees:  A Step-by-Step Guide for the Beginning Beekeeper, Carrier, Franklin H.
4 Carrier, Franklin H. Begin to Keep Bees: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Beginning Beekeeper
San Jose, CA, Carrier's Beekeeping Supplies, 1982, Hard Cover Fine Very Good Inscribed By Author
A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 234 pages. Inscribed to entomologist John Edwards by the author. Dust jacket shows edge wear. 126422 
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Biomechanics of Insect Flight: Form, Function, Evolution, Dudley, Robert
5 Dudley, Robert The Biomechanics of Insect Flight: Form, Function, Evolution
Princton, NJ, Princeton Univ Pr, 2000, 0691044309 / 9780691044309 Hard Cover Fine Fine Inscribed By Author
A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 476 pages. Inscribed by author. Contents: Flight and the Pterygote Insecta; Morphology of the Flight Apparatus; Kinematics and Aerodynamics of Flight; Energetics and Flight Physiology; Stability, Maneuverability, and Maximum Flight Performance; Evolution of Flight and Flightlessness; Flight and Insect Diversification; Future Directions in Insect Flight Biomechanics; Glossary; References; Index. 124809 
Price: 95.00 USD
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Birds of Oregon: Status and Distribution, Gilligan, Jeff; Smith, Mark; Rogers, Dennis; Contreras, Alan
6 Gilligan, Jeff; Smith, Mark; Rogers, Dennis; Contreras, Alan Birds of Oregon: Status and Distribution
McMinnville, OR, Cinclus Publications, 1994, 0963776517 / 9780963776518 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket Signed by Author
A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. Sharp corners; brown leatherette hardcover. Signed by all four editors. 330 pages. 123308 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Queen Rearing, Laidlaw, Harry H. Jr.;Eckert, J.E.
7 Laidlaw, Harry H. Jr.;Eckert, J.E. Queen Rearing
Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., Univ of California Pr, 1962, 0520006879 / 9780520006874 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 
Excellent condition in every respect: sharp corners, unmarked text/interior, covers are straight and clean, as is spine. Bright yellow cloth cover. Contents include History of queen rearing, Production of queen cells, Queen-mating colonies, Care of Queens, Breeding and stock improvement, Controlled mating, Ailments of queen bees. 165 pages, charts, lots of b&w photos. 125308 
Price: 77.95 USD
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The Ecology of Insect Overwintering, Leather, S. R.; Walters, K.F.A.; Bale, J.S.
8 Leather, S. R.; Walters, K.F.A.; Bale, J.S. The Ecology of Insect Overwintering
Cambridge University Press, 1993, 0521417589 / 9780521417587 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 
A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 255 pages. Previous owner's name. The study of the overwintering process can offer an insight into the development of insects, as well as predict the patterns of disease epidemic and crop destruction caused by some species. 124788 
Price: 125.00 USD
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Royal Natural History Volume 3, Section 6:  Birds, Lydekker, Richard (ed.)
9 Lydekker, Richard (ed.) Royal Natural History Volume 3, Section 6: Birds
Frederick Warne & Co Ltd., 1894, Ex Library Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Text/interior is clean and unmarked. Binding is solid and text block is solid with some wear at hinges. Green cloth boards with gold embossed lettering on cover and spine with black embossed jungle motif. Perforated stamp on title page and gift inscription on front endpaper with "1895". Corners worn and bumped, red "X" at bottom of page ends, general edge wear. Several color plates often with the tissue protective cover missing. A great many b&w engravings in fine and lavish detail. This book has pages 289 -- 580 and covers Birds: perching birds, finches, larks,thrushes and warblers, American flycatchers, picarian birds -- general characteristics. 124958 
Price: 75.95 USD
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Royal Natural History Volume 4, Section 7:  Birds, Lydekker, Richard (ed.)
10 Lydekker, Richard (ed.) Royal Natural History Volume 4, Section 7: Birds
Frederick Warne & Co Ltd., 1895, Ex Library Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Text/interior is clean and unmarked. Green cloth boards with gold embossed lettering on cover and spine with black embossed jungle motif. Perforated stamp on title page and gift inscription on front endpaper with "1896". Corners worn and bumped, red "X" at bottom of page ends, general edge wear. Several color plates often with the tissue protective cover missing. A great many b&w engravings in fine and lavish detail. This book has pages 1-288 and covers Birds: Picarian Birds; The Parrot Tribe; The Owls and Ospreys; The Diurnal Birds of Prey, or Acciptrines; The Cormorant Group. 125037 
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Royal Natural History Volume 4, Section 8:  Birds, Lydekker, Richard (ed.)
11 Lydekker, Richard (ed.) Royal Natural History Volume 4, Section 8: Birds
Frederick Warne & Co Ltd., 1895, Ex Library Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 
Ex-library copy with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Text/interior is clean and unmarked. Text block is cracked but not split between pages 448 & 449, otherwise tight, and shows wear but is solid at hinges to boards. Green cloth boards with gold embossed lettering on cover and spine with black embossed jungle motif. Perforated stamp on title page and gift inscription on front endpaper with "1896". Corners worn and bumped, red "X" at bottom of page ends, general edge wear. Several color plates often with the tissue protective cover missing. A great many b&w engravings in fine and lavish detail. This book has pages 289 -- 583 and covers Birds: herons, storks, and ibises, flamingoes, ducks and screamers, pigeons and sand-grouse, game birds and rails, bustards, thicknees and cranes, plovers, sandpipers, snipe, jacanas and gulls, the tube-nosed birds, diving birds and penguins, the tinamus, flightless birds, with Index to 4th volume. 124959 
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The Ecology of Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), MacKinnon, Kathy; Hatta, Gusti; Halim, Hakimah; Mangalik, Arthur
12 MacKinnon, Kathy; Hatta, Gusti; Halim, Hakimah; Mangalik, Arthur The Ecology of Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo)
Hong Kong, Periplus Editions, 1996, 0945971737 / 9780945971733 Hard Cover Near Fine Good 
The Ecology of Indonesia Series Volume III. Previous owner's name inside. Front corner of dust jacket torn away. Slight edge wear to cover. 802 pages of text, plus section of color photographs. A complete summary of current scientific knowledge about Borneo. Rainforest and riverine habitats endangered by logging and industrial devlopment are described in detail, along with a discussion of land use patterns and current problems. 124695 
Price: 450.00 USD
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Die schönsten Tafeln aus dem Grossen Buch der Schmetterlinge und Pflanzen Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium. Ausgewählt, eingeleitet und beschrieben von Gerhard Nebel., Merian, Maria Sibylla
13 Merian, Maria Sibylla Die schönsten Tafeln aus dem Grossen Buch der Schmetterlinge und Pflanzen Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium. Ausgewählt, eingeleitet und beschrieben von Gerhard Nebel.
Hamburg, Hoffmann Und Campe Verlag, 1964, Oversize Paperback Near Fine 
61 page softbound folio with text in German has small crease on top corner of cover. One loose sheet with biographical paragraph about Maria Sibylla Merian in six languages. 16 loose brightly colored plates (12 1/4" w x 18" h) of Merian's engravings: Pomeranze und Spiegeltrager; Granatapfelblute und Laternentrager; Batate und Spinner; Baumwollblatt-Jatropha und Schwarmer; Ingwergewachs und Castnia-Motten; Hibiskubluten und Schwalbenschwanz; Zedratzitrone und Bockkafer; Fledermausapfel und Gottesanbeterin; Mexikanischer Stachelmohn und Bockkafer; Bananenfrucht und Caligo; Passionsblume und Insekten; Gelbe Mombinpflaume und Blauling (small spot on this plate); Korallenbaum und Seidenspinner; Granatapfel und Blauer Morpho; Paprika und Schwarmer; Bluhende Banane und Automeris and one black and white plate: Guayave, Spinnen und Insekten. All in very good slightly soiled off-white cardstock portfolio with pencil writing and small blemish inside front cover, edge wear, and small tears at corners. A beautiful collection, suitable for framing. Printed and bound in Germany. 124708 
Price: 300.00 USD
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Casanova's Memoirs, Monet, Joseph; Casanova
14 Monet, Joseph; Casanova Casanova's Memoirs
N Y., Exotica Club, 1930, Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Minnelli, Vincente 
Full plum colored cloth boards; faded and a bit spotty at spine. Silver illustration of a nude on cover. Lovely line drawings. 290 pages. A bit musty smelling. Bumped corner. 113197 
Price: 19.95 USD
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Art of Birds, Neruda, Pablo
15 Neruda, Pablo Art of Birds
University of Texas Pr., 1989, 0292704100 / 9780292704107 First Edition Trade Paperback Near Fine Unruh, Jack 
Nice condition in every respect: clean, uncreased covers with sharp, unbent corners, text/interior free of marking of any kind. Slight edge wear to cover. Translated by Jack Schmitt. 116475 
Price: 79.95 USD
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Farming & Birds, O'Connor, Raymond J.; Shrubb, Michael
16 O'Connor, Raymond J.; Shrubb, Michael Farming & Birds
N Y, Cambridge Univ Pr, 1986, 0521324475 / 9780521324472 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Watson, Donald 
A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 290 pages. 124267 
Price: 26.95 USD
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Maria Sibylla Merian : Leben und Werk 1647 - 1717., Pfister-Burkhalter, Margarete
17 Pfister-Burkhalter, Margarete Maria Sibylla Merian : Leben und Werk 1647 - 1717.
Basel, GS-Verlag, 1980, 3718500299 / 9783718500291 Trade Paperback Very Good 
A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 96 pages. Text in German. Pages are uncut (and not meant to be). Previous owner's name inside. Many black and white and some color illustrations. Edge wear to cover. 124774 
Price: 85.00 USD
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An Annotated List of the Birds of Bolivia, Remsen, J.V.;Traylor, Melvin A. Jr.
18 Remsen, J.V.;Traylor, Melvin A. Jr. An Annotated List of the Birds of Bolivia
Buteo Books, 1989, 0931130166 / 9780931130168 Trade Paperback Near Fine 
Excellent copy, with x's in pencil next to the names of birds spotted by previous owner as only marking to text, straight spine, sharp corners to the covers. Otherwise very clean, inside and out. 79 pages, maps, tables. Includes Main List, Taxonomic footnotes, Hypothetical List. 116216 
Price: 38.00 USD
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The Birds of South America: Two Volume Set, Ridgely, Robert S.;Tudor, Guy
19 Ridgely, Robert S.;Tudor, Guy The Birds of South America: Two Volume Set
Austin, Texas, U.S.A., Univ of Texas Pr, 1989, Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Excellent condition throughout: straight spine, sharp corners to the covers, text/illustrations unmarked in any way, bright, clean perfect dust jackets. Large 8vo. Vol. 1, The Oscine Passerines, jays & swallows, wrens, thrushes & allies, vireos and wood-warblers, tanagers, icterids and finches ovenbirds and woodcreepers, antbirds, gnateaters, tapaculos, tyrant flycatchers, manakins & cotingas. 1997, ISBN 0292707568, 516 pp. including index, color illustrations, maps & line drawings. Vol. 2 The Subsocine Passerines, ovenbirds and woodcreepers, antbirds, gnateaters, tapaculos, tyrant flycatchers, manakins & cotingas, illustrated as the former volume. ISBN 0292770634, this is the first edition, published in 1994; 814 pp. 116341 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Kokigami: The Intimate Art of the Little Paper Costume, Silver, Burton; Busch, Heather
20 Silver, Burton; Busch, Heather Kokigami: The Intimate Art of the Little Paper Costume
Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Ten Speed Press, 1990, 0898153972 / 9780898153972 Oversize Paperback Near Fine 
A clean, unmarked copy with a tight binding. 64 pages. Slight edge wear to cover. Contains fourteen beautiful little paper costumes for the male member: The Dragon, The Cock, The Squid, The Moth, The Pig, The Fish, The Horse, The Dog, The Rose, The Car, The Steam Engine, The Space Shuttle, The Fire Engine, The Private Investigator. 131420 
Price: 35.00 USD
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