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Literature:Animals and Pets

Who Killed the Great Auk?, Gaskell, Jeremy
Who Killed the Great Auk?
Gaskell, Jeremy
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Captive Wild
Crisler, Lois
13.84 USD
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James Herriot's Cat Stories, Herriot, James
James Herriot's Cat Stories
Herriot, James
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1 Crisler, Lois Captive Wild
A narrative of the seven years the author spent, with her husband, sharing her home and her life with a female wolf, her mates and wolf-dog pups. After finishing their assignment photographing the wildlife of the Arctic, they decided to bring home the five orphaned tundra wolf cubs they had reared. To have left them would have meant their slow death by starvation. The DJ has a bit of wear on one corner. The cloth binding is lightened at the back about 2" from the bottom on down. The spine bottom is worn and the edges have a bit of wear. All corners are worn. Spine is tight, 238 pages including sixteen pages of photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Harper & Row, Publishers
New York, 1968, First Edition
Good in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
Price: 13.84 USD
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Who Killed the Great Auk?, Gaskell, Jeremy
2 Gaskell, Jeremy Who Killed the Great Auk?
0198564783 / 9780198564782; The Great Auk is one of the world's best known extinct birds. On land it was clumsy and awkward, but in the sea, where it spent a large part of the year, it was perfectly adapted for swift and efficient movement. By the beginning of the 19th century sightings of the bird had become rare and only a few decades later even the most assiduous explorers could not find it. What happened to the Great Auk? The author pieces together all of the important historical data and takes us on a tour of some of the wildest and most remote communities on earth. We travel to Labrador, the Scottish Island of St. Kilda, Newfoundland, and follow intrepid naturalists as they put to sea in search of the very last of the Great Auks. Includes appendices, bibliography and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; BIBLIO
Oxford Univ Press
Oxford, England, 2000, First Printing
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Wilczur, Jan; 
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James Herriot's Cat Stories, Herriot, James
3 Herriot, James James Herriot's Cat Stories
0312113420 / 9780312113421; Between these covers, teller and tales finally meet in a warm and joyful new collection that will bring delight to the hearts of readers the world over. Hear are Buster, the kitten who arrived on Christmas; Alfred, the cat at the sweet shop; little Emily, who lived with the gentleman tramp; and Olly and Ginny, the kittens who charmed readers when they first appeared at the Herriots' house. Along with these come others, each story as memorable and heartwarming as the last, each told with that magic blend of gentle wit and human compassion that marks every work from James Herriot's pen. The bottom edge has some slight rubbing. The price is clipped. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.
St. Martin's Press
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1994, First Edition
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Holmes, Lesley (Illustrator); 
Price: 7.38 USD
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4 Herriot, James The Best of James Herriot: Favourite Memories of a Country Vet
0312077165 / 9780312077167; As James Herriot said: "The publication of this book gives me the chance to pick out my favorite chapters (from past books) - the ones my family and I have laughed at over the years and the ones my readers have said they most enjoyed. . . . They say we should not live in the past and I have no reason to do so because I am still a practicing veterinary surgeon, still enjoying life. But to me, the past is a sweet, safe place to be, and through the medium of this book I shall spend a little time there now and then. " Lavishly presented in a splendid large-format volume that includes over 100 full-color pages of breathtaking photos, are the most unforgettable episodes from four of the most beloved books of our time. The jacket has somewhat worn corners and a 1" tear on the back. In a protective cover.; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
St Martins Press
New York, NY, 1983, First Edition
Pictorial Boards
Fine in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
Price: 9.66 USD
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5 Hill, Jennifer [edited by] An Exhilaration of Wings : the Literature of Bird Watching
0670887242 / 9780670887248; Birdwatching as we know it emerged some time in the late eighteenth century, and a lively literature about birds and bird behavior positively erupted in the decades that followed. In this volume, Hill has for the first time gathered together the most vital and engaging of these writings which, while historically specific, are timeless in the evocation of what the passion for birds is all about. The jacket is beautifully illustrated and has light scuffing vertically front and back. 252 pages, including index. No marks or tears. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Viking Penguin
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1999, First Edition
Fine in Fine dust jacket

Price: 12.88 USD
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6 London, Jack Call of the Wild
1993; Hb. Pictoral Cover. Cover Is Fine, No Bends Or Tears. Cover Is A Picture Of Buck In The Wilderness. ; 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall
Watermill Press

Hard Cover, Pictoral Cover
Very Good

Price: 6.51 USD
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