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Captive Wild

By: Crisler, Lois

Price: $13.84

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row, Publishers: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001175

Condition: Good in Near Fine dust jacket


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 bot... View more info

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Who Killed the Great Auk?

By: Gaskell, Jeremy

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Oxford, England, Oxford Univ Press: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 003136

ISBN: 0198564783

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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... View more info

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James Herriot's Cat Stories

By: Herriot, James

Price: $7.38

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., St. Martin's Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001129

ISBN: 0312113420

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


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... View more info

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The Best of James Herriot: Favourite Memories of a Country Vet

By: Herriot, James

Price: $9.66

Publisher: New York, NY, St Martins Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003619

ISBN: 0312077165

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


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... View more info

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An Exhilaration of Wings : the Literature of Bird Watching

By: Hill, Jennifer [edited by]

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, Ny, U. S. A., Viking Penguin: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000870

ISBN: 0670887242

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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... View more info

Call of the Wild

By: London, Jack

Price: $6.51

Publisher: Watermill Press:

Seller ID: LI-12001

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info