Hardcover. London, Academic Press, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 624 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Previous owner's name written on front flyleaf. Cover boards bound in green, gilt title on spine and front cover. A touch of foxing to edges, otherwise clean inside. Binding tight. In very good shape.
Hardcover. Cambridge, MA, Cosmos Press, 1st, 1945, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. INITIALED BY AUTHOR on title page. 65 pages, b&w photographic plates. Blue boards w/ light soiling, fading. Light foxing to edges, front fly leaves and title page. Else a very clean, tight copy.
Softcover. NY, Cambridge University Press, reprint, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 254 pages. Originally published in 1927, this book emphasizes the importance of the biological foundations of psychology, with perception being the bridge between nerve processes and consciousness. Parsons, an ophthalmic surgeon, views problems of perception as being both biological and psychological issues in the conscious and behavioural lives of an animal. Clean copy
Softcover. London/NY, Routledge, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 248 pages. Clean copy. mell is a social phenomenon, given particular meanings and values by different cultures. Odours form the building blocks of cosmologies, class hierarchies, and political odours. They can enforce social structures or transgress them, unite people or divide them, empower or disempower. The authors argue that the sociology of smell is repressed in the modern West, and its social history ignored. This book breaks the "olfactory silence" of modernity. It offers the first comprehensive exploration of the cultural role of odours in Western history - from antiquity to the present. It also covers a wide variey of non-Western societies. Its topics range from the medieval concept of the "odour of sanctity", to the aromatherapies of South America, and from olfactory stereotypes of gender and ethnicity in the modern West to the role of smell in postmodernity. Its subject matter will fascinate anyone who likes to nose around in the inner workings of culture.
Hardcover. New Haven, Yale University Press, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages. Clean, bright copy with similar dust jacket. 243 plates, mainly in color, charts. Contains many little-known works of art from the First Fleet landing in New South Wales in 1788, and from the early years of settlement. Chronology, Bibliography. Size: 13 3/4" x 10".
Hardcover. New York, Longmans, Green and Co., Reprint, 1912, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 299 pages, illustrated throughout with photos in b&w. This is an abridged translation by Hugh S.R. Elliot and A.G. Thacker.Introduction by P. Chalmers Mitchell. Red cloth, gilt decorations to front and spine. Slight wear along edges and spine, light soiling to covers, faint foxing to top edge, front hinge cracked, else a very neat copy.
Hardcover. New York NY, Plenum Press, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 303 pages, tables and diagrams throughout, with b&w photographs. Title printed in gilt on the spine, cloth bound. Minor foxing on upper edge near spine. Dust jacket has minimal edgewear and rubbing. Very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, VCH Publishers, Inc., 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, laminated boards, 337 pages; indexes, appendices, extensive chemical diagramming and tables, with some b&w photographs; bumped bottom corner, previous owner's signature on front endpaper; cover shows minimal wear; "fourteen articles by leading researchers constituting the first book devoted exclusively to the biological utilization of nickel" (from the cover). Very tight, clean copy. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Columbia University, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 330 pages, illustrated throughout with maps, charts and photographs in b&w. Red cloth, gilt lettering to spine, white pictorial dust jacket. Light wear to edges of jacket, faint foxing to top edge, else a very nice, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Viking Press, 1st, 1961, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 280 pages. Hardcover. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Dust jacket with rubbing, short tears along edges - jacket now protected with clear plastic cover. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Leipzig, E.A. Seemann, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 132 pages of German text followed by 264 b&w plates. A catalog of nature studies by the artist, mostly botanical. Cclean copy.
Hardcover. Norwalk, CT, Easton Press, Reprint, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 226 pages. Bound in leather with gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, textured endpapers, sewn in marker and embossed spine. No dust jacket as issued. Beautiful copy. Like new.
Hardcover. London UK, Chapman & Hall, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 510 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Pictorial laminated boards, no dust jacket. Light wear to edges of spine. else a very neat, clean, unmarked copy.
Softcover. BirdLife International, 1st, January 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 846 pages, b&w photographs and illustrations. Light edgewear to covers. Small marks on fore-edge. Else a clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press, reprint, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, illustrated in b&w and color, 264 pages. Since the publication of the first edition in 1966, Eye and Brain has established itself worldwide as an essential introduction to the basic phenomena of visual perception. In this book, Gregory offers clear explanations of how we see brightness, movement, color, and objects, and he explores the phenomena of visual illusions to establish principles about how perception normally works and why it sometimes fails. Although successive editions have incorporated new discoveries and ideas, this is the first time that Richard Gregory has completely revised and updated the text, adding more than thirty new illustrations. The phenomena of illusion continue to be a major theme in the book, in which the author makes a new attempt to provide a comprehensive classification system. There are also new sections on what babies see and how they learn to see, on motion perception, and tantalizing glimpses of the relationship between vision and consciousness and of the impact of new brain imaging techniques. In addition, the presentation of the text and illustrations has been improved by the larger format and new page design. The thousands of readers of the previous editions of Eye and Brain will find this new revised edition even more attractive and enthralling. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. Amsterdam, Elsevier Science Publishers, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Poor, Hardcover, 590 pages. B&W photos, diagrams, and graphs throughout. Previous owner's signature on front end paper. Rubbing to dust jacket with heavy edge wear and tears, large chips, Internally clean. Binding is structurally sound and well kept. Otherwise clean.
Hardcover. NY, Harper Design, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, pages. Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color, and remarkably small size.This is the first book to profile all 338 known species, from the Saw-billed Hermit to the Scintillant Hummingbird.Every bird is shown life-size in glorious full-color photographs. Every species profile includes a flight map and key statistics, as well as information about behavior, plumage, and habitat.
Hardcover. New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1st, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 208 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Slight fraying at corners of dust jacket and faded spine. Previous owner's name on front fly leaf, otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Thomas Nelson, 2nd pr., 2008-09-02, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 243 pages, photos in color and b&w. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on front end paper. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Softcover. Uppsala Sweden, ACTA Universitatis Upsaliensis, 1st, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, blue paper wraps, SIGNED note from the author laid in. Unpaginated, a collection of papers on the subject. Very clean and bright copy. Light wear to covers.
Softcover. London/Rome, John Libbey, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, clean and tight copy of volume 5. 775 pages, illustrated with b&w charts. Rubbing to wraps with crease on the front. Otherwise clean.
Hardcover. New York, Orange Judd , reprint, 1865, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 432 pages. Hardcover. Extensive b&w illustrations throughout. Gilt titles on spine. Blind stamp decoration on front cover. Small portion of top dust jacket edge missing. Previous owners stamp on front paste down. Water stain to bottom and fore edge, otherwise clean, tight copy.
Softcover. College Station, Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, 1st, 1939, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 315 pages. Softcover. Previous owners name at top right corner of front cover. Black & white photographs and illustrations. Darkening to spine paper, light surface rubbing to front cover. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. Princeton NJ, Princeton University Press, First Edition, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 398 pages. Hardcover compilation of 6 essays that originated from the Eranos Conferences in the years 1952 to 1960. Brown & black cloth covers with gilt titles. Ivory dust jacket with toning to spine, and in very good condition. Clean text.
Hardcover. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press, 1st thus, 1978, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 193 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Blue cloth, no dust jacket. Lovely copy in excellent condition.
Hardcover. Amsterdam, Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press, 1st thus, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 491 pages. Red boards with white printed illustration & white titles to cover & spine. Black & white illustrations throughout, including figures, chart, tables & photographs. Previous owner's signature to front flyleaf. Otherwise clean, tight copy.
Softcover. NY, Scientific American Books, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 260 pages. Color illustrations and diagrams. A clear explanation of the current state of DNA genetics. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Harper & Brothers, 1st, 1957, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 205 pages. Hardcover. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Decorated endpapers. Some tanning from age to edges, otherwise pages clean. Cover boards bound in blue, marbled cloth, red quarter cloth (some fading at spine, fraying at top and bottom). Binding tight, spine straight. In great shape for its age. Clarke explores a reef and the people of southern Sri Lanka. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, C. M. Saxon & Co, 1st, 1856, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 384 pages. Hardcover. Extensive b&w illustrations throughout. Gilt titles on spine. Blind stamp decoration on covers. Includes appendix of books available from the publisher. Edge wear and tearing to spine. Shelf wear to covers. Foxing to top edge and preliminary pages. Otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York , D. Appleton and Company, 3rd, 1901, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 366 pages, fold-out maps. Red cloth with gilt titles to spine. Light wear and tearing to maps. Light edgewear and rubbing to covers with slight bumping to corners. Clean, tight copy.
Softcover. Stanford CA, Stanford University Press;, reprint, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 584 pages. The only field guide to cover all North American butterfly species, this monumental work is also a complete natural history, fully describing the biological and ecological world of butterflies in general. It is without question the most important book on butterflies in several decades, and the most complete treatment of a major butterfly faun ever published. The book is written at several levels of detail, most of it accessible to anyone, and employs the minimum of technical terms necessary for ensuring scientific accuracy. Extensive introductory material-a book in itself-stresses butterfly biology and ecology: structure, flight, metamorphosis, hibernation, physiology, roosting, migration, mating, egg laying, intelligence, social behavior, larval and adult foods, enemies, mimicry, variation, evolution, habitats, distribution, and conservation. The main text is arranged in phylogenetic sequence, and characteristics or behavior common to all members of a family, subfamily, or tribe are discussed at those levels. The skippers, a large group often excluded, are treated in full. Several unique features make identification easier and more certain than with any other field guide. First, every species (and many subspecies) of butterfly ever recorded north of Mexico (or in Bermuda or Hawaii) is treated at length and illustrated in color. Over 1,800 butterflies representing all 679 species (males, females, uppersides, undersides, subspecies, etc.) are illustrated on 42 full-page plats. Another 136 color photographs illustrate the various life forms in natural habitat: eggs, larvae, pupae, and the more familiar and more spectacular adults.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, Belknap Press, Harvard, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 673 pages, b&w and color illustrations. A comprehensive, up-to-date account of the renowned scientist's quarter-century field study of chimpanzees details their distinct personalities, their complex society, and the surprising behavioral findings of the last few years. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Oxford University Press, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, pages, profusely illustrated in color and b/w. Written by an international team of scientists, The Enchanted Loom offers a sweeping look at the history of neuroscience from the philosophy of Aristotle to the advent of Artificial Intelligence. This collection of accessible, intriguing essays is supplemented by over 350 spectacularillustrations, many in color, with thorough and informative captions written by the scientists themselves. The authors discuss Descartes's contributions to thought about the brain, alongside brilliant artistic studies of the central nervous system that he and masters like da Vinci executed. Theyshow how phrenology--the long discredited study of skull shape and mental faculties--actually represented a breakthrough in thinking about localized brain functions, and how the advent of the microscope and other equipment led to new discoveries. The contributors bring the story up to the present day, unfolding the emergence of the modern neurosciences, advances in molecular biology, and the debate over how infants learn language. In addition, the book offers a short history of computers and recent thought about whether the mind works like computer software. Noted contributors include; Larry Squire, writing on memory; Solomon Snyder, discussing psychopharmacology; and John Dowling on vision. Colorful, intelligent, informative, The Enchanted Loom offers an authoritative and enjoyable look at the history of a complex and fascinating science.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket with light chipping, price-clipped, 974 pages. No one in this century can speak with greater authority on the progress of ideas in biology than Ernst Mayr. Ten years in preparation, this is a work of epic proportions, tracing the development of major problems of biology from the earliest attempts to find order in the diversity of life, to modern research into mechanisms of gene transmission. Name on front fly leaf, otherwise clean.
Hardcover. London, William Heinemann , 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Many aspects of how and why the human mind evolved remain mysterious. While Darwinian natural selection has successfully explained the evolution of much of life on earth, it has never seemed fully adequate to explain the aspects of our minds that seem most uniquely and profoundly human--art, morality, consciousness, creativity, and language. Nor has natural selection offered solutions to how the human brain evolved so quickly--in less than 2 million years--and why such a large brain remains unique to our species. Now, in The Mating Mind, a pioneering work of evolutionary science, these aspects of human nature are at last explored and explained. Until fairly recently most biologists have ignored or rejected Darwin's claims for his other great theory of evolution--sexual selection through mate choice, which favors traits simply because they prove attractive to the opposite sex. But over the last two decades, biologists have taken up Darwin's insights into how the reproduction of the sexiest is as much a focus of evolution as the survival of the fittest. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 304 pages. The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way.
Softcover. London, Cambridge, University Press, reprint, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 514 pages. The Post-Darwinian Controversies offers an original interpretation of Protestant responses to Darwin after 1870, viewing them in a transatlantic perspective and as a constitutive part of the history of post-Darwinian evolutionary thought. The impact of evolutionary theory on the religious consciousness of the nineteenth century has commonly been seen in terms of a 'conflict' or 'warfare' between science and theology. Dr. Moore's account begins by discussing the polemical origins and baneful effects of the 'military metaphor', and this leads to a revised view of the controversies based on an analysis of the underlying intellectual struggle to come to terms with Darwin. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. Boston, HMH Books for Young Readers, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 336 pages, illustrated throughout in color. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on the half-title page. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Oxford University Press, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. In 1628, the English physician William Harvey published his revolutionary theory of blood circulation. Offering a radical conception of the workings of the human body and the function of the heart, Harvey's theory overthrew centuries of anatomical and physiological orthodoxy and had profound consequences for the history of science. It also had an enormous impact on culture more generally, influencing economists, poets and political thinkers, for whom the theory triumphed not as empirical fact but as a remarkable philosophical idea. In the first major biographical study of Harvey in 50 years, Thomas Wright charts the meteoric rise of a yeoman's son to the elevated position of King Charles I's physician, taking the reader from farmlands of Kent to England's royal palaces, and paints a vivid portrait of an extraordinary mind formed at a fertile time in England's intellectual history. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Los Angeles, Dawson's Book Shop, 1st Ltd. Ed., 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth covers with gilt decoration, 422 pages. SIGNED BY ZWINGER ON TITLE PAGE. Black & white illustrations. Limited to 500 copies. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1924, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 324 pages. Hardcover. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH SKETCH ON FRONT ENDPAPER BY GRENFELL. Illustrated with black & white drawings by Grenfell. Narrow 1" long (gnawed?) abrasion on bottom edge of front cover. Slight fade to spine cloth, light wear. Clean, unmarked copy.