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21 EARTH WORKS GROUP. 50 Simple Things You Can Do To Save The Earth.
Earthworks Press, California: 1989. 0929634063 / 9780929634067 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This book gives insightful tips on how to save the environment from pollution. 
Price: 1.66 USD
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22 FARB, PETER; THE EDITORS OF LIFE. Ecology.
Time Incorporated, New York: 1967. Life Nature Library, Revised Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very Good condition. 
One of the "Nature Library" Series, a sequence of books devoted to the study of the natural world. Contains beautiful full color photographs and illustrations, detailed analysis of subject matter and an engaging narrative. Index Included. 
Price: 10.21 USD
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23 FINDLEY, JAMES S. Bats: A Community Perspective.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1995. 0521479568 / 9780521479561 First Paperback Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Extensive scientific study of bats suggests that they are long-lived, slowly reproducing animals adapted to relatively stable environments. As such they might be expected to exist in communities heavily influenced by biotic interactions. This book begins with an overview of bat biology, including their systematic diversity and methodological problems in bat research. This is followed by examples of local bat community surveys from the major biogeographic regions. The evidence bearing upon resource limitation and competition in bats is reviewed. Then patterns in species richness, taxonomic, packing, biomass, numerical density, trophic and morphological diversity are described. The relevance of these to the nature of bat communities is examined. Major habitats and their histories are shown to be powerful predictors of important aspects of bat community structure. Includes an index. 
Price: 47.03 USD
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24 FOTOPOULOS, TAKIS (MANAGING EDITOR). Society And Nature: The International Journal Of Political Ecology- Vol. 2, No. 2.
Society and Nature Press, Athens: 1994. Volume 2, No. 2 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Includes essays by: Noam Chomsky, Murray Bookchin, Cornelius Castoriadis, Takis Fotopoulos, Carl Boggs, Janet Biehl, David Hyndman, Levita Duhaylungsod. 
Price: 18.76 USD
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25 FRANKE, MARY ANN. To Save The Wild Bison: Life On The Edge In Yellowstone.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2005. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Although the American bison was saved from near-extinction in the nineteenth century, today almost all herds are managed like livestock. The Yellowstone area is the only place in the United States where wild bison have been present since before the first Euro-Americans arrived. But these bison pose risks to property and people when they roam outside the park, including the possibility that they can spread the abortion-inducing disease brucellosis to cattle. Yet measures to constrain the population threaten their status as wild animals. Mary Ann Franke's To Save the Wild Bison is the first book to examine the ecological and political aspects of the bison controversy and how it reflects changing attitudes toward wildlife. The debate has evoked strong emotions from all sides, including park officials, environmentalists, livestock growers, and American Indians. In describing political compromises among competing positions, Franke does not so much champion a cause as critique the process by which federal and state officials have made and carried out bison management policies. She shows that science, however valuable a tool, cannot by itself resolve what is ultimately a choice among conflicting values. 26 black and white Illustrations, 5 graphs, 4 maps, 368 pages, 6" x 9". Mary Ann Franke, a writer drawn to the intersection of nature and culture, has worked in Yellowstone National Park for nine summers. Author of Yellowstone in the Afterglow: Lessons from the Fires (2000), she migrates seasonally to Sedona, Arizona. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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26 GILLIS, JOHN R. The Human Shore: Seacoasts In History.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2012. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Since before recorded history, people have congregated near water. But as growing populations around the globe continue to flow toward the coasts on an unprecedented scale and climate change raises water levels, our relationship to the sea has begun to take on new and potentially catastrophic dimensions. The latest generation of coastal dwellers lives largely in ignorance of the history of those who came before them, the natural environment, and the need to live sustainably on the world's shores. Humanity has forgotten how to live with the oceans. In The Human Shore, a magisterial account of 100,000 years of seaside civilization, John R. Gillis recovers the coastal experience from its origins among the people who dwelled along the African shore to the bustle and glitz of today's megacities and beach resorts. He takes readers from discussion of the possible coastal location of the Garden of Eden to the ancient communities that have existed along beaches, bays, and bayous since the beginning of human society to the crucial role played by coasts during the age of discovery and empire. An account of the mass movement of whole populations to the coasts in the last half-century brings the story of coastal life into the present. Along the way, Gillis addresses humankind's changing relationship to the sea from an environmental perspective, laying out the history of the making and remaking of coastal landscapes—the creation of ports, the draining of wetlands, the introduction and extinction of marine animals, and the invention of the beach—while giving us a global understanding of our relationship to the water. Learned and deeply personal, The Human Shore is more than a history: it is the story of a space that has been central to the attitudes, plans, and existence of those who live and dream at land's end. 
Price: 26.13 USD
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27 GOLDSCHMIDT, TIJS . Darwins Hofvijer: Een Drama In Het Victoriameer.
Prometheus Books, Amsterdam: 1995. 9053332553 / 9789053332559 s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Dutch Text. 
Price: 51.78 USD
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28 GORE, SENATOR AL. Earth In The Balance: Ecology And The Human Spirit.
Plume Books, New York: 1993. First Plume Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Argues that ony a radical rethinking of our relationship with nature can save the earth's ecology for future generations. An urgent call to action to save our seriously threatened climate, our water, our soil, our diversity of plant and animal life, indeed our entire living space. Includes a Index. "A powerful summons for the politics of life and hope." -- Bill Moyers 
Price: 3.75 USD
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29 GRAHAM JR., FRANK. Since Silent Spring.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1970. First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

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30 GUNTER, JR., MICHAEL M. Building The Next Ark: How Ngos Work To Protect Biodiversity.
Dartmouth College Press, Hanover / University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2004. 1584655909 / 9781584655909 Revisiting New England: The New Regionalism Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
A timely study of how NGOs are uniquely positioned to help prevent the greatest environmental crisis of all. A new ark is needed. With the extinction of perhaps 50,000 species per year, we are at a critical juncture in history. Ominous storm clouds have gathered to threaten humanity's most basic resource of all, the diversity of life on earth. And the danger facing us—the possibility of losing forever hundreds of thousands of species with whom we share this planet—is magnified by the fact that this rapid decline of global biodiversity is too vast to be handled solely by states or their existing international institutions. Michael Gunter suggests that a fundamentally different route is needed to stem the ongoing extinction crisis. In an eye-opening appraisal of the current threat to global biodiversity, one that truly approaches a deluge of biblical proportions, he concludes that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are the best and perhaps only actors situated to negotiate the powerful array of political and economic interests involved in species loss as well as species preservation. Showing how NGOs fit into the landscape of international biodiversity protection and what makes them so effective, Gunter's innovative work demonstrates that NGOs provide invaluable assistance by fostering fundamental linkages between domestic and international, ecological and economic, and short- and long-term considerations. Such linkages are strategic. They defuse special-interest political agendas and open up avenues for discussing biodiversity issues worldwide. In short, they help build the next ark. Gunter focuses on the symbiotic relationship between a handful of specific mainstream and participatory strategies employed by a diverse group of well-known environmental NGOs (Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, to name but a few). Determining which strategies work and which do not, this text offers a detailed prescription for how NGOs can improve their species protection efforts. It looks at how NGOs work within the system. It looks at how NGOs work with people. And it looks at how NGOs must work on themselves. While scholars have previously outlined the essential functions of NGOs, Building the Next Ark is the first to look at how their day-to-day operations translate into truly effective biodiversity protection. "...the book is valuable for its excellent presentation of the transnational and interdependent nature of biodiversity protection, the creative framework for looking at NGOs, and the wealth of information about an underresearched, yet crucially important, topic."—Choice "Informative and enlightening... A must read for anyone who cares about the environment and seeks a better understanding of what can be done." —Oasis "Building the Next Ark is a valuable resource for anyone working with or in an NGO. However, it may be even more valuable for someone without a political or science or economics background. The book is readable and enjoyable. Just as the NASA photo of Earth seen from space shifted our perspective, this book offers a global perspective of the work of NGOs, shifting our vision of them dramatically. Most importantly, it offered a 'rainbow of hope' that NGOs proved ways to connect, collaborate, and to rise above the petty nation-state politics, promoting participatory democracy and protecting biodiversity in the process."—North American Association for Environmental Education "Michael Gunter's Building the Next Ark: How NGOs Work to Protect Biodiversity is a well-presented volume that represents a substantial and timely contribution to the literatures on international organizations, political sociology, and environmental studies. Given the quality of the critical thinking exercise undertaken by Gunter, Building the Next Ark will be useful in may ways to a variety of readers." —International Studies Review "Devoid of dogma and propaganda, this book provides an important historical perspective on how US-based NGOs have engaged political leadership in tackling conservation challenges in this country and internationally, and in doing so it also highlights the importance of engaging the U.N. and its processes for success in this regard." —The Honorable Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation "This is an important and much needed book on a vital subject. Using thorough, hands-on scholarship, Gunter delineates the role of the NGOs as the spearhead of the global conservation movement. He delivers balanced accounts of their strategies, their relationship to governments and the public, their successes and their vulnerabilities."—Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University Michael M. Gunter, Jr., holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a graduate certificate in Environmental Systems from the University of Kentucky. He received his bachelor's degree with honors from Vanderbilt University. A former Eagle Scout, Gunter is currently an Assistant Professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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31 GUNTER, JR., MICHAEL M. Building The Next Ark: How Ngos Work To Protect Biodiversity.
Dartmouth College Press, Hanover / University Press of New England, Lebanon: 2004. Revisiting New England: The New Regionalism Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A timely study of how NGOs are uniquely positioned to help prevent the greatest environmental crisis of all. A new ark is needed. With the extinction of perhaps 50,000 species per year, we are at a critical juncture in history. Ominous storm clouds have gathered to threaten humanity's most basic resource of all, the diversity of life on earth. And the danger facing us—the possibility of losing forever hundreds of thousands of species with whom we share this planet—is magnified by the fact that this rapid decline of global biodiversity is too vast to be handled solely by states or their existing international institutions. Michael Gunter suggests that a fundamentally different route is needed to stem the ongoing extinction crisis. In an eye-opening appraisal of the current threat to global biodiversity, one that truly approaches a deluge of biblical proportions, he concludes that nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are the best and perhaps only actors situated to negotiate the powerful array of political and economic interests involved in species loss as well as species preservation. Showing how NGOs fit into the landscape of international biodiversity protection and what makes them so effective, Gunter's innovative work demonstrates that NGOs provide invaluable assistance by fostering fundamental linkages between domestic and international, ecological and economic, and short- and long-term considerations. Such linkages are strategic. They defuse special-interest political agendas and open up avenues for discussing biodiversity issues worldwide. In short, they help build the next ark. Gunter focuses on the symbiotic relationship between a handful of specific mainstream and participatory strategies employed by a diverse group of well-known environmental NGOs (Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International and Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund, to name but a few). Determining which strategies work and which do not, this text offers a detailed prescription for how NGOs can improve their species protection efforts. It looks at how NGOs work within the system. It looks at how NGOs work with people. And it looks at how NGOs must work on themselves. While scholars have previously outlined the essential functions of NGOs, Building the Next Ark is the first to look at how their day-to-day operations translate into truly effective biodiversity protection. "...the book is valuable for its excellent presentation of the transnational and interdependent nature of biodiversity protection, the creative framework for looking at NGOs, and the wealth of information about an underresearched, yet crucially important, topic."—Choice "Informative and enlightening... A must read for anyone who cares about the environment and seeks a better understanding of what can be done." —Oasis "Building the Next Ark is a valuable resource for anyone working with or in an NGO. However, it may be even more valuable for someone without a political or science or economics background. The book is readable and enjoyable. Just as the NASA photo of Earth seen from space shifted our perspective, this book offers a global perspective of the work of NGOs, shifting our vision of them dramatically. Most importantly, it offered a 'rainbow of hope' that NGOs proved ways to connect, collaborate, and to rise above the petty nation-state politics, promoting participatory democracy and protecting biodiversity in the process."—North American Association for Environmental Education "Michael Gunter's Building the Next Ark: How NGOs Work to Protect Biodiversity is a well-presented volume that represents a substantial and timely contribution to the literatures on international organizations, political sociology, and environmental studies. Given the quality of the critical thinking exercise undertaken by Gunter, Building the Next Ark will be useful in may ways to a variety of readers." —International Studies Review "Devoid of dogma and propaganda, this book provides an important historical perspective on how US-based NGOs have engaged political leadership in tackling conservation challenges in this country and internationally, and in doing so it also highlights the importance of engaging the U.N. and its processes for success in this regard." —The Honorable Timothy E. Wirth, President, United Nations Foundation "This is an important and much needed book on a vital subject. Using thorough, hands-on scholarship, Gunter delineates the role of the NGOs as the spearhead of the global conservation movement. He delivers balanced accounts of their strategies, their relationship to governments and the public, their successes and their vulnerabilities."—Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor, Emeritus, Harvard University Michael M. Gunter, Jr., holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a graduate certificate in Environmental Systems from the University of Kentucky. He received his bachelor's degree with honors from Vanderbilt University. A former Eagle Scout, Gunter is currently an Assistant Professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. 
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32 HALVORSON, WILLIAM (EDITOR); SCHWALBE, CECIL (EDITOR); VAN RIPER, CHARLES III (EDITOR). Southwestern Desert Resources.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2010. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The southwestern deserts stretch from southeastern California to west Texas and then south to central Mexico. The landscape of this region is known as basin and range topography featuring to "sky islands" of forest rising from the desert lowlands which creates a uniquely diverse ecology. The region is further complicated by an international border, where governments have caused difficulties for many animal populations. This book puts a spotlight on individual research projects which are specific examples of work being done in the area and when they are all brought together, to shed a general light of understanding the biological and cultural resources of this vast region so that those same resources can be managed as effectively and efficiently as possible. The intent is to show that collaborative efforts among federal, state agency, university, and private sector researchers working with land managers, provides better science and better management than when scientists and land managers work independently. INSIDEFLAP: The southwestern deserts are a unique ecosystem that stretches from southeastern California to west Texas and south to central Mexico. This volume puts a spotlight on specific examples of work being done in the area to show that collaborative efforts among federal, state agency, university, and private sector researchers working with land managers provides better science and better management than when scientists and land managers work independently. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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33 HENDERSON, BONNIE. Strand: An Odyssey Of Pacific Ocean Debris.
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In Strand, travel writer and amateur naturalist Bonnie Henderson traces the stories of wrack washed up on the mile-long stretch of Oregon beach she walked has regularly for more than a decade. Henderson's writing conveys both a keen attention to the specifics of place and an expansive field of vision. The burned hull of a long-abandoned fishing boat, a glass fishing float, the egg case of a skate, a beached minke whale, an unusual number of dead murres, and an athletic shoe are the starting points for essays that reach across the globe. Henderson takes readers from Coos Bay, Oregon, to Vancouver, B.C.; from the currents circulating through the North Pacific to the "Eastern Garbage Patch" between Hawaii and California; from China's Shenzhen Special Economic Zone to fishing villages on the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. As Henderson uncovers these odysseys, she meditates on current issues, events, and phenomena — oil spills, the proliferation of ocean debris, international trade, the evolution of sharks, and the survival prospects of whales. The characters that emerge range from the world's leading minke whale researchers to the crew of a Coast Guard airbase to a small-town salvager of wrecked fishing boats, glued to the radio and praying for disaster. Strand offers a thoughtful look at the surprisingly far-ranging journeys of what washes up on our Pacific shores. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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34 HESS, JOHN. The Galapagos: Exploring Darwin's Tapestry.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia: 2009. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Charles Darwin arrived at the Galapagos Islands some three centuries after their discovery. Thousands of seafarers had been there before him, but in these islands Darwin found something more enduring than fresh water and tortoise meat. He found nourishment for an idea—an idea so powerful that its implications revised the place of humans in the universe and enriched every facet of science. Darwin tested and refined his idea for decades before he was persuaded to go public in 1859 by publishing The Origin of Species. Today this remote archipelago is the destination of vast numbers of visitors who hope to see what Darwin saw and to experience the aura of this extraordinary place. The Galapagos ecosystem, a tapestry of living things, is probably the best preserved of any in the world. Like all ecosystems, it is made of many components that are interwoven and interdependent; Darwin's idea explains how such tapestries are organized as well as how they are created. Now, in spectacular pictures and insightful prose, The Galapagos: Exploring Darwin's Tapestry opens the Galapagos experience to general readers. With an extensive background in ornithology and evolutionary ecology, a lifetime of experience as a naturalist and a photographer, and a deep respect for his subjects, John Hess has produced a celebration of these "Enchanted Islands." After describing the islands' origins and the complex of physical forces that make the Galapagos so remarkable, Hess turns his attention to the most prominent habitats on the islands and to the plants and animals found there. He then focuses on the animals most encountered by visitors, animals that Hess presents as Galapagos royalty: the flightless cormorant, the marine iguana, the Galapagos tortoise, and others. A photo essay for each of these species provides the reader with an intimate look at their physical and behavioral adaptations, and the accompanying text offers insight into their lives, showing that each of them is a unique and priceless evolutionary achievement. The photographs are amazingly intimate, offering close-up views that bring readers into virtual contact with the animals and illustrating their behavior and apparent quirks: an albatross that takes its egg for a stroll, a seabird that can't swim or land in the water, and a gull that has learned to fish for squid in the dark. For Hess, the Galapagos are more than a tourist attraction, more than a shrine to science—they are a place of breathless awe. His book invites readers to share his affection for the islands and his appreciation of the exquisite beauty of Darwin's tapestry. John Hess is Emeritus Professor of Biology at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. "This is a beautifully illustrated and informative introduction to the life of Galapagos. It's just the book to get the overall picture, and to use as a guide if the reader is fortunate enough to visit this amazing archipelago."—Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University, and author of Creation: An Appeal to Save Life on Earth 
Price: 47.45 USD
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35 HITCH, ALLEN S.; SORENSON, MARIAN. Conservation And You.
D.Van Nostrand Company, Princeton: 1964. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The dustjacket is torn. 

Price: 7.13 USD
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36 HOGNER, DOROTHY CHILDS; MILLER, GRAMBS (ILLUSTRATIONS). Good Bugs And Bad Bugs In Your Garden: Back-yard Ecology.
Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York: 1974. 0690001207 / 9780690001204 Second Printing. Library Binding edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition but part of front endpaper has been removed. Library discard. 
Describes various beneficial and harmful insects, discussing their characteristics, their importance to ecological balance, and ways in which man can coexist with them. 
Price: 13.30 USD
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37 IRVING, ROBERT M.; PRIDDLE, GEORGE B. Crisis: Readings In Environmental Issues And Strategies.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto: 1971. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has some rips. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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38 JOHNS, TIMOTHY. The Origins Of Human Diet And Medicine: Chemical Ecology.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson: 1996. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
People have always been attracted to foods rich in calories, fat, and protein; yet the biblical admonition that meat be eaten "with bitter herbs" suggests that unpalatable plants play an important role in our diet. So-called primitive peoples show a surprisingly sophisticated understanding of how their bodies interact with plant chemicals, which may allow us to rediscover the origins of diet by retracing the paths of biology and culture. The domestication of the potato serves as the focus of Timothy Johns's interdisciplinary study, which forges a bold synthesis of ethnobotany and chemical ecology. The Aymara of highland Bolivia have long used varieties of potato containing potentially toxic levels of glycoalkaloids, and Johns proposes that such plants can be eaten without harm owing to human genetic modification and cultural manipulation. Drawing on additional fieldwork in Africa, he considers the evolution of the human use of plants, the ways in which humans obtain foods from among the myriad poisonous and unpalatable plants in the environment, and the consequences of this history for understanding the basis of the human diet. A natural corollary to his investigation is the origin of medicine, since the properties of plants that make them unpalatable and toxic are the same properties that make them useful pharmacologically. As our species has adapted to the use of plants, plants have become an essential part of our internal ecology. Recovering the ancient wisdom regarding our interaction with the environment preserves a fundamental part of our human heritage. "A major contribution to our knowledge regarding the evolution of human diet." —Choice "The perspective is fresh and insightful. . . . Johns has turned over new ground and, in doing so, he has challenged us to think more longitudinally and creatively about the dietary choices we have made (and continue to make) as a species and their biological and sociocultural consequences." —American Anthropologist "Advances the state of ethnobiological thinking on the role of biochemistry in human-plant interactions. . . . A landmark book, and one that should encourage us all to look more carefully at nutritional chemistry and more broadly and deeply at the human condition." —Journal of Ethnobiology "It is a pleasure to read an interdisciplinary work that is solidly scientific yet flexible enough to brave new ground." —New Scientist 
Price: 23.70 USD
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39 KRENKEL, PETER; PARKER, FRANK L. Biological Aspects Of Thermal Pollution.
Vanderbuilt University Press: 1971. 0826511449 / 9780826511447 Second Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Stamped on back of front cover. 

Price: 46.79 USD
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40 LAUBER, PATRICIA. Summer Of Fire: Yellowstone 1988.
Franklin Watts, New York: 1991. 0531085430 / 9780531085431 Orchard Books - First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket and protective mylar covering. Library discard. Very good condition but one four page signature is loose. 
A discussion of Yellowstone National Park and the events that affect its existence. A moving account of the fires of 1988 and their fertile aftermath, illustrated with dramatic and beautiful photographs that show the fire's awesome power. 
Price: 22.18 USD
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