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Image for African Agriculture : the next 25 years. Annex II - The Land Resource Base

African Agriculture : the next 25 years. Annex II - The Land Resource Base

By: N/A

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007837


12 coloured maps, large quarto, pp vi, 116, slightly age-toned, paperback, coves a little worn and unevenly faded. [Climatic and soil resources, vegetation, inland fisheries, land resource potentials, future requirements, land degradation]. View more info

Image for A Field Guide to the Fishes of Kuching Rivers, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

A Field Guide to the Fishes of Kuching Rivers, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

By: Atack, Katherine

Price: £22.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2006

Seller ID: 003684


NEW. Well illustrated, pp xii, 200, a good copy in dustwrapper. [Introduces the non-taxonomic reader to the variety of fish species in the mostly estuarine rivers running through the city of Kuching. Many of the species are illustrated with some of the most stunning photography yet seen in any fish guide. One hundred and two species are described with detailed information on the appearance, habitat and distribution. These species range from freshwater species that can to... View more info

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Salt-Water Aquarium Fish (Revised edition)

By: Axelrod, Herbert & Vorderwinkler, William

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Jersey City, TFH Publications: 1965

Seller ID: 008068


Revised edition, 1965. Well illustrated, 352 pages, pictorial laminated boards, a little worn throughout, previous owner's neat name stamp on the endpapers. [ Setting-up, feeding, diseases, wrasses, blowfishes, clown fish, scorpion fish. trunkfishes, squirrel fishes, sea horses, pipe fishes, gobies, goatfishes, theraponids, scats, croakers, cardinals, man-of-war and many more.] View more info

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On a Collection of Fishes from river Gumati, Tripura, North East India

By: Barman, R.P.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Calcutta, Zoological Survey of India: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013395


Illustrated, slim octavo, pp (2), 86, extremely clean internally, paperback, covers slighly curled, otherwise a very good copy, virtually as new. View more info

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The Estuarine Environment

By: Barnes, R.S.K. & Green, J. (editors).

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Applied Science Publishers Ltd: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013301


Slim octavo, pp xii, 133, black cloth, a neat signature on the front endpaper, otherwise a very good copy without dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Natural History in Zoological Gardens, being some account ov vertebrated animals, with special reference to those usually to be seen in the Zoological Society's Gardens in London and similar institutions

Natural History in Zoological Gardens, being some account ov vertebrated animals, with special reference to those usually to be seen in the Zoological Society's Gardens in London and similar institutions

By: Beddard, Frank E.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Company: 1909

Seller ID: 009994


Second ("cheaper") reissue. With photographic plates and line drawings within the text by Gambier Bolton and Winifred Austin, pp x, 310, uncut, slight adhesion markes on title pages with very tiny loss of the printed surface, contemporary inscription on front endpaper, otherwise very clean internally, red decorated cloth, slightly worn and marked, spine very slightly faded. View more info

Nonsuch : Land of Water

By: Beebe, William

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London & New York, Putnams: 1932

Seller ID: 005969


Illustrated, pp xvi, 245, edges uncut, a little worn internally with some marking, one neat signature on the front endpaper, cloth dull and slightly worn, spine rubbed and wrinkled. Almost certainly a Boots ex-library copy - there is the very faintest sign of a shield label on the upper cover, and the reamins of a label on the rear endpaper. (Marine research in the Bermudas) View more info

The Arcturus Adventure : an account of the New York Zoological Society's first oceanographic expedition

By: Beebe, William

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London & New York, Putnams: 1926

Seller ID: 005970


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp xx, 439, a few pages a little marked, generally slightly age-toned, attractive period pictorial endpapers, rear hinge slightly cracked, cloth a little worn and faded, spine very dull. (Marine expedition to the Galapagos via the Sargasso Sea and the Cocos) View more info

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Les Poissons des Eaux Douces de la France [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Blanchard, Emile

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Paris, J.B. Bailliere et Fils: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009154


Illustrated with text engravings, large thick 8vo, pp xvi, 656, some foxing and age-staining, quarter morocco and marbled boards, a little rubbed. [Stamp of "Bibliotheque Maurice Hofer" on the half-title.]. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He ... View more info

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The Trophic Cascade in Lakes

By: Carpenter, Stephen R. & Mitchell, James F. (editors)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 010901


A few illustrations, pp xiv, 385, paperback, the very slightest signs of use to the covers, but virtually an as new copy of the original printing. [Fluctuations in fish populations in lakes can cascade through food webs to alter nutrient cycling, algal biomass and primary production. Trophic cascades may interact with nutrients and physical factors to explain most of the variance in lake ecosystem process rates. In this 1993 book, a multidisciplinary research team tests ... View more info

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De la Mediterranee aux Etangs et Marecage [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Centelles, Jacques

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Banyuls-sur-mer, Published by the author: 1981

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008676


Illustrated, thick 8vo, pp 416, paperback, very slightly worn. [Presentation copy from the author. Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fishy" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Offi... View more info

Image for Fishwatchers Guide to West Atlantic Coral Reefs   [Richard Fitter's copy]

Fishwatchers Guide to West Atlantic Coral Reefs [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Chaplin, Charles C.G.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Valley Forge, Harrowood Books: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013054


Illustrated by Peter Scott, slim octavo, pp 64, paperback, lower corners slightly creased, otherwise a very good copy. SCARCE [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the verso of the title page.] View more info

Image for La Lamproie, ou les eaux limoneuses de la memoire   [Alan Davidson's copy]

La Lamproie, ou les eaux limoneuses de la memoire [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Chapuis, Lise; Meller-Liron, Elisabeth & Rives, Caroline

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cognac, Editions Ke Temps qu'il Fait: 1994

Seller ID: 009333


Illustrated, large 8vo, pp 128, paperback, a very good copy. [Scarce, and one of the few books on lampreys]. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fish" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the... View more info

Image for A Review of the Pelagic Ophidoid Fish Genus Brotulataenia with Descriptions of Two New Species

A Review of the Pelagic Ophidoid Fish Genus Brotulataenia with Descriptions of Two New Species

By: Cohen, Daniel M.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Linnean Society: 1974

Seller ID: 006777


Illustrated 32 page article contained in Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society Volume 55 Number 2. A good copy in original wrappers. [Also contains Murray Itzkowitz's Behavioural Reconnaissance of Some Jamaican Reef Fishes.] View more info

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Management and Ecology of Lake and Reservoir Fisheries

By: Cowx, I.G. (editor)

Price: £98.50

Publisher: Oxford, Fishing News Books (an imprint of Blackwell Science Ltd: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010899


Large 8vo, pp xii, 401, immaculately clean internally, decorated cloth, the lower cornes very slightly bumped otherwise this copy would be as new. [In this comprehensive edited book, international experts in fisheries management and ecology review and appraise the status of lake and reservoir fisheries, assessment of fisheries yields, trophic ecology, rehabilitation and conservation, including a special section on African lakes where so much information of huge relevance... View more info

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The Elasmobranch Fishes

By: Daniel, J, Frank

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012395


Large octavo, illustrated, pp xii, 334, name neatly blacked out on title page and last page, the hinge at the title page is cracked, the half-title is detached, (possibly lacking a frontispiece ?), otherwise tight and sound, some pencilled underlining throughout, cloth marked and a bit worn, the spine very worn and bleached. A working copy only of the very scarce first edition. [A note on the front endpaper states that this was presented to the noted palaeontologist and... View more info

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North Atlantic Seafood

By: DAVIDSON, Alan

Price: £4.00

Publisher: New York, Cambridge, London, Harper & Row: 1989

Seller ID: 006216


["A comprehensive guide, with recipes, to all the fish and shellfish from the coasts of Europe to the shores of North America"]. Illustrated with line drawings throughout the text, paperback, pp 512, a very slight suggestion of age-toning, otherwise a very good copy. [A classic standard work]. View more info

Image for ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ANIMAL WORLD - a rare complete set of 21 parts

ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE ANIMAL WORLD - a rare complete set of 21 parts

By: De Beer, Sir Gavin; Burton, Robert & Maurice; Bourliere, Francois (et al) (editors)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: J & H International Corporation: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010068


Very well illustrated, slim quarto, 21 volumes, pp 2032, pictorial laminated boards, a few spine heads pulled, but otherwise only very slightly worn.Complete sets seem to be very scarce. [A detailed work, and quite scientific in-depth accounts. This is far more than a "popular" work. A glance at a few consecutive pages at random show : prawns, precious coral, predation, preen gland, powder post beetles, pratincoles, potto, potoo, priapulus, primates, prions, p... View more info

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Popular Aquarium Plants

By: de Thabrew, W.V.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Cheltenham, Thornhill Press: 1981

Seller ID: 008102


Illustrated with black and white photographs, pp 200, a very good copy in slightly rubbed dustwrapper. View more info

Image for Art d’Accommoder les Poisson, les Crustaces et les Mollusques des Antilles Francaises   [Alan Davidson's copy]

Art d’Accommoder les Poisson, les Crustaces et les Mollusques des Antilles Francaises [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Ebroin, Ary

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Fort-de-France, E. Kolodziej (Edition et Diffusion de la Culture Antillaise): 1977

Seller ID: 009022


Well illustrated, quarto, pp 252, decorated cloth gilt, a very good copy. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fishy" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplom... View more info