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Russell, Jerry & Renny
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1 Amato, Ivan; Morrison, Philip (Foreword) Super Vision: a New View of Nature
What does nature really look like? In this magnificent volume, award-winning author Ivan Amato presents a comprehensive look at the best in scientific imagery, made with miscroscopes and telescopes, magnetic field detectors, chemical mapping probes and more. Amato accompanies each image with a lively explanation packed with information that tells readers what they are looking at and explains the underlying technology in a way that is easy to understand. World-famous physicist and author Philip Morrison contributes a fascinating and enlightening foreword. With Super Vision, much of what lies hidden in nature is revealed. Includes 200 illustrations, 170 plates in full color. Index and credits included. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Harry N Abrams Inc
Boston, Massachusetts, U. S. A., 2003, First Edition
Hardcover
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003729; 
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2 Dwyer, Augusta Into the Amazon: Chico Mendes and the Struggle for the Rain Forest
1550132237 / 9781550132236; This book is the revealing story of the people who live in the Amazon Rain Forest: The rubber tappers, river people, small landholders and natives. Augusta Dwyer not only spoke to them, she lived among them, sharing their meals and their way of life. In addition, she was one of the few journalists to become close friends with Chico Mendes, interviewing him on a number of occasions. The last time was shortly before his death, while the center of a struggle between the forces of violence and destruction, acting in the name of progress, and the forces of tradition who were acting to preserve a way of life and an irreplaceable resource. What emerges from this account is more than the dissection of a topical issue; it is a committed and sensitive portrait of a region in turmoil, the outcome of which has consequences for us all. The black binding has gold lettering on the spine. Includes a glossary; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Key Porter Books
Toronto, On, Canada, 1990, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


003613; 
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3 Matthiessen, Peter African Silences
0679400214 / 9780679400219; The expeditions traced in this book are to West Africa in part for a wildlife survey of Senegal, Gambia, and the Ivory Coast. Eastward to Zaire in search of the rare Congo peacock, and in early 1986 the author returned to central Africa with an ecologist. This is a lyrical and sobering account of vanishing worlds and what is replacing them. Through Matthiessen's eyes we see elephants, white rhinos, gorillas, and other endangered creatures in the wild. We share the drama of the journeys themselves, and are made aware of the human lives oppressed by bankrupt political regimes and threatened by the ravaging of land and wildlife. The ivory marbled binding is fine, as is the heavy flecked dust jacket. The end papers are maps. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Random House, Incorporated
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1991, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


000555; 
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African Silences, Matthiessen, Peter
4 Matthiessen, Peter African Silences
0679400214 / 9780679400219; The author explores new terrain on a continent he has written about powerfully in two previous books. His travels from Egypt to Tanganyika and to West Africa on a wildlife survey to Senegal, Gambia, and the Ivory Coast, continuing eastward to Zaire are the main travels in this book. In Zaire he was in search of the rare Congo peacock, and later returned to determine the status of the small forest elephant in the Congo Basin. It is a lyrical and sobering account, a portrait of vanishing worlds and what is replacing them. The inside covers are decorated with a map. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Random House
New York, NY, 1991, Unknown
Hardcover
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004139; 
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5 Russell, Jerry & Renny On the Loose
This book - a Sierra Club publication - is a chronicle of triumph and tragedy. The triumph of gaining an insight about oneself through an understanding of the natural world; the tragedy of seeing the splendor of the world increasingly threatened by men who don't know or don't care. Mostly color photographs tell the story of beautiful moments in Yosemite, the High Sierra, the Great Basin, Glen Canyon, and in a few backyards. The text is augmented by quotations from many well-known individuals including George Bernard Shaw, Steve McQueen, Aldo Leopold, James Joyce and Thoreau. The pages are fine; the cover is discolored and lightly worn around the edges of the front. Includes index of photographs. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Ballatine Books
New York, NY, 1971, Unknown
Softcover
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003805; 
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