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Off the Highway : Growing Up in North Delta, Bach, Mette
1 Bach, Mette Off the Highway : Growing Up in North Delta
Vancouver BC New Star Books 2010 1554200490 / 9781554200498 First Edition; First Printing Paperback As New 
Only slight wear to card covers. ; A bright, solid book, unread. ; Trade PB; Transmontanus Series 18; B&W Illustrations; 9.60 X 6.60 X 0.50 inches; 124 pages; About thirty kilometres south of Vancouver, just over the Alex Fraser Bridge and bordering with Surrey and Ladner, lies North Delta, a suburb replete with strip malls, single detached family homes and every–half–hour bus service.It was a sleepy suburb, one considered the boonies, until 1986, when as part of the Expo city–wide upgrades, the Alex Fraser Bridge was built to connect the two sides of the Fraser River.Part social commentary, part personal memoir, and part history, Off the Highway is Mette Bach's thoughtful examination of growing up in North Delta. We learn about the valiant efforts of the Burns Bog Conservation Society volunteers who work tirelessly to preserve the Bog, North America's largest raised peat bog and one of Canada's natural wonders. We find out that her family rented a bedroom in their home to Expo 86 visitors and that her mother composted, a practice well ahead of current environmentally–responsible times. We also get a glimpse into North Delta's storied settlement in the 1860s when Alexander Loggie opened the first cannery, which supplied the British with canned sockeye salmon. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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The Legendary Betty Frank  The Cariboo's Alpine Queen, Birchwater, Sage &  Betty Frank
2 Birchwater, Sage & Betty Frank The Legendary Betty Frank The Cariboo's Alpine Queen
Halfmoon Bay BC Caitlin Press 2011 189475963X / 9781894759632 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
9 X 6.40 X 1.10 inches; 272 pages; She grew up playing on log booms and living in float houses, and at nine years old she learned to shoot a rifle and hunt game. Strong-willed and independent, Betty Frank always had a difficult time following the rules laid down by others. Rather than sit in a classroom and learn the times tables, she preferred to be out roaming the hills with her .22 rifle and bagging grouse. At an early age she dreamed of being a game guide and having her own hunting territory.In spite of her distaste for sitting still, Betty soon realized that becoming a teacher would take her to the wilderness where the guiding opportunities lay, so she finished school and got her teaching certificate. But the schoolroom was neither adequate nor exciting enough to contain her imagination. Three years into her new career Betty met game guide Alfred Bowe, and from that day forward she followed her dream, embarking on a long and colourful career that spanned five decades.Betty became a guide outfitter, trapper, shake splitter, dog musher and entrepreneur. Whether it was her penchant for nude sunbathing, popping out of a cake clad in a leopard-skin bikini at a guide-outfitters conference, taking lovers half her age, or living a life uncommon for a woman in the rough and ready Cariboo, Betty Frank made her mark, and throughout her fascinating career she broke all the gender stereotypes. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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The Birds of British Columbia, Vol. 1  Nonpasserines- Introduction, Loons Through Waterfowl, Campbell, R. Wayne; Neil K. Dawe; Ian McTaggart-Cowan; John M. Cooper; Gary W. Kaiser; Michael C.E. McNall
3 Campbell, R. Wayne; Neil K. Dawe; Ian McTaggart-Cowan; John M. Cooper; Gary W. Kaiser; Michael C.E. McNall The Birds of British Columbia, Vol. 1 Nonpasserines- Introduction, Loons Through Waterfowl
Victoria, BC Royal British Columbia Museum 1990 0771888724 / 9780771888724 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Map Endpapers 
Light edge wear, half inch tear bottom front panel of DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar, many maps amd photos of birds throughout ; B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 32.50 USD
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Wilderness Man; the Strange Story of Grey Owl, Dickson, Lovat
4 Dickson, Lovat Wilderness Man; the Strange Story of Grey Owl
Toronto, ON Macmillan Company of Canada 1973 0770510434 / 9780770510435 First Canadian Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Light edge wear and chipping to dust jacket ; A bright, solid book Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 283 pages; The story of Archie Belaney, an Englishman who left England at the age of eighteen to end up in the wilderness of Northern Ontario where he became a trapper, woodsman, riverman and fire ranger with the name Grey Owl. "His mission was to defend the countryside from exploitation, the Indians against humiliations so often accorded them, and animals from cruelty and slaughter." 
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A Zoo in my Luggage, Durrell, Gerald
5 Durrell, Gerald A Zoo in my Luggage
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1960 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Ralph Thompson illustrator 
Price clipped DJ shows shelf wear with tears and chipping, 1" section missing from bottom of DJ spine. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, artwork by Thompson throughout. No additional printings ; B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages; "The true and hilarious story of how Gerald Durrell and his wife set up their own zoo. Journeying to the Cameroons, he and his wife, helped by the renowned Fon of Bafut, managed to collect 'plenty beef.' Their difficulties began when they found themselves back at home, with Cholmondely the chimpanzee, Bug-Eye the bush-baby, and other founder members... and nowhere to put them" 
Price: 16.50 USD
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Ocean to Alpine A British Columbia Nature Guide, Finlay, Joy &  Cam Finlay
6 Finlay, Joy & Cam Finlay Ocean to Alpine A British Columbia Nature Guide
Edmonton, AB Lone Pine Publishing 1992 1551050137 / 9781551050133 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Inscription to prev. owner on Title page. Light shelfwear to card edges, small loss to fore edge. ; A bright, solid book.; Color Photographs; 8.52 X 5.53 X 0.61 inches; 256 pages; Organized by region, this nature guide to more than 350 places throughout BC will satisfy those traveling in search of wildlife. Directions and information on hiking and accommodation are also included. 54 colour photographs 
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Dry Storeroom No. 1  The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum, Fortey, Richard
7 Fortey, Richard Dry Storeroom No. 1 The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum
New York Knopf 2008 0307263622 / 9780307263629 1st Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Only light wear, remainder mark bottom page edges.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; 9.37 X 5.75 X 1.42 inches; 335 pages; The history and contents of Londons Museum of Natural History are explored. "Richard Fortey—one of the world’s most gifted natural scientists and acclaimed author of Life, Trilobite and Earth—describes this splendid new book as a museum of the mind. But it is, as well, a perfect behind-the-scenes guide to a legendary place. Within its pages, London’s Natural History Museum, a home of treasures—plants from the voyage of Captain Cook, barnacles to which Charles Darwin devoted years of study, hidden accursed jewels—pulses with life and miraculous surprises. In an elegant and illuminating narrative, Fortey acquaints the reader with the extraordinary people, meticulous research and driving passions that helped to create the timeless experiences of wonder that fill the museum. And with the museum’s hallways and collection rooms providing a dazzling framework, Fortey offers an often eye-opening social history of the scientific accomplishments of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries." 
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A Book of Grey Owl Selections from His Wild-Life Stories, Grey Owl (Wa-Sha-Quon-Asin); E.E. Reynolds (editor)
8 Grey Owl (Wa-Sha-Quon-Asin); E.E. Reynolds (editor) A Book of Grey Owl Selections from His Wild-Life Stories
Toronto MacMillan 1971 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Some scuffing, chipping and creasing of dust jacket, 2 short tears bottom front panel, pages somewhat yellowed. ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; The British nature lover turned native spokesman for Canadian wildlife and native peoples wrote: Men of the Last Frontier, The Adventures of Sajo and Her Beaver People, Pilgrims of the Wild and Tales of the Empty Cabin. This book provides us with selections from each of these books 
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9 Griffiths, Anthony J. F.; Ganders, Fred R. Wildflower Genetics A Field Guide for British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest
Vancouver BC Flight Press 1983 091984300x / 9780919843004 Paperback Very Good+ 
Light edge wear, top of spine lightly bumped ; A bright, solid book ; Trade PB; Color Photographs; 0.7 x 8.3 x 5.5 Inches; 215 pages 
Price: 9.95 USD
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Cougar Annie's Garden, Horsfield, Margaret
10 Horsfield, Margaret Cougar Annie's Garden
Nanaimo, BC Salal Books 1999 0969700814 / 9780969700814 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ 
Slight wear lower front corner ; A bright, solid book, heavy card covers have french flaps with blurbs front and back. BC Book Prize sticker on front cover. ; B&W and colour photographs; 9.90 X 6.90 X 0.90 inches; 259 pages; Cougar Annie’s Garden tells the haunting tale of a five-acre garden in the wilderness of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, inaccessible and remote, this garden has endured for over eighty years. It is powerful with story, rich with legend and history, and Margaret Horsfield’s book brings all these elements together in her critically-acclaimed book. Cougar Annie's Garden has been widely acclaimed in Canada since its publication. In 1915 Ada Annie Rae-Arthur came to this part of the coast as a pioneer settler. She set to work clearing the land. What emerged was no ordinary stump farm out in the bush, it was a vision, a dream and a passion. Slowly, over the years, a garden of strange, mesmerising beauty took shape in its clearing in the deep forest, featuring hundreds of varieties of imported shrubs and trees and perennials.Wily and stubborn , Ada Annie operated a mail-order nursery garden; she also ran a general store and a post office from her home. She bore eight of her eleven children here, and she outlived and outworked four husbands. A crack shot and a skilled trapper, she became a cougar bounty hunter, killing over seventy of the big cats. She became known as Cougar Annie. Until she was in her mid-nineties, she remained in her beloved garden. Many types of West coast lore, many strands of history combine in this book to weave together Cougar Annie’s story. Many tales are told of the grim courage, blind hope and bitter losses that have shaped history here. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Cougar Annie's Garden, Horsfield, Margaret
11 Horsfield, Margaret Cougar Annie's Garden
Nanaimo, BC Salal Books 1999 0969700814 / 9780969700814 First Edition Softcover Very Good+ Signed by Author
Signed by Author; Slight wear lower front corner, presentation page tipped in on front fly. ; Signed by author on title page. A bright, solid book, heavy card covers have french flaps with blurbs front and back. BC Book Prize sticker on front cover. ; B&W and colour photographs; 9.90 X 6.90 X 0.90 inches; 259 pages; Cougar Annie’s Garden tells the haunting tale of a five-acre garden in the wilderness of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, inaccessible and remote, this garden has endured for over eighty years. It is powerful with story, rich with legend and history, and Margaret Horsfield’s book brings all these elements together in her critically-acclaimed book. Cougar Annie's Garden has been widely acclaimed in Canada since its publication. In 1915 Ada Annie Rae-Arthur came to this part of the coast as a pioneer settler. She set to work clearing the land. What emerged was no ordinary stump farm out in the bush, it was a vision, a dream and a passion. Slowly, over the years, a garden of strange, mesmerising beauty took shape in its clearing in the deep forest, featuring hundreds of varieties of imported shrubs and trees and perennials.Wily and stubborn , Ada Annie operated a mail-order nursery garden; she also ran a general store and a post office from her home. She bore eight of her eleven children here, and she outlived and outworked four husbands. A crack shot and a skilled trapper, she became a cougar bounty hunter, killing over seventy of the big cats. She became known as Cougar Annie. Until she was in her mid-nineties, she remained in her beloved garden. Many types of West coast lore, many strands of history combine in this book to weave together Cougar Annie’s story. Many tales are told of the grim courage, blind hope and bitter losses that have shaped history here. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Cougar Annie's Garden, Horsfield, Margaret
12 Horsfield, Margaret Cougar Annie's Garden
Nanaimo, BC Salal Books 1999 0969700814 / 9780969700814 First Edition Softcover Near Fine 
As new ; A bright, solid book, heavy card covers have french flaps with blurbs front and back.; B&W and colour photographs; 9.90 X 6.90 X 0.90 inches; 259 pages; Cougar Annie’s Garden tells the haunting tale of a five-acre garden in the wilderness of Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Surrounded by rainforest and mountains, inaccessible and remote, this garden has endured for over eighty years. It is powerful with story, rich with legend and history, and Margaret Horsfield’s book brings all these elements together in her critically-acclaimed book. Cougar Annie's Garden has been widely acclaimed in Canada since its publication. In 1915 Ada Annie Rae-Arthur came to this part of the coast as a pioneer settler. She set to work clearing the land. What emerged was no ordinary stump farm out in the bush, it was a vision, a dream and a passion. Slowly, over the years, a garden of strange, mesmerising beauty took shape in its clearing in the deep forest, featuring hundreds of varieties of imported shrubs and trees and perennials.Wily and stubborn , Ada Annie operated a mail-order nursery garden; she also ran a general store and a post office from her home. She bore eight of her eleven children here, and she outlived and outworked four husbands. A crack shot and a skilled trapper, she became a cougar bounty hunter, killing over seventy of the big cats. She became known as Cougar Annie. Until she was in her mid-nineties, she remained in her beloved garden. Many types of West coast lore, many strands of history combine in this book to weave together Cougar Annie’s story. Many tales are told of the grim courage, blind hope and bitter losses that have shaped history here. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Western Windows, Hutchison, Bruce
13 Hutchison, Bruce Western Windows
Don Mills, ON Longmans Canada Ltd. 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear. Gift notation on front free end paper. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 164 pages; A collection of essays written by the author over the years, trumpeting the natural wonders of Western Canada. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Black Wolf - The Life of Ernest Thompson Seton, Keller, Betty
14 Keller, Betty Black Wolf - The Life of Ernest Thompson Seton
Vancouver, BC Douglas & Mcintyre 1984 088894439X / 9780888944399 First Canadian Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light scuffing of DJ. Previous owner's name on FFEP ; DJ in Mylar, bright solid, book. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 240 pages; This is a scholarly biography of the naturalist's colorful life. 
Price: 13.50 USD
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15 Lands, Forests & Water Resources, BC Department of Annual Report of the British Columbia Lands Service 1966
Victoria, BC Queen's Printer 1967 Paperback Very Good- Illustrated by Maps 
Some spotting and pen marks on card covers, tearing head & tail of spine, creasing, pencil notations on back of maps ; A tight solid book. Archival tape on spine ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations; 0.25 x 10.5 x 7.25 Inches; 102 pages; 3 maps in pocket at back of book 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Birds of the Northern Forest; Paintings by J.F. Lansdowne, Lansdowne, J. F.
16 Lansdowne, J. F. Birds of the Northern Forest; Paintings by J.F. Lansdowne
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1966 0395078873 / 9780395078877 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by B&W and Color Plates 
Some chipping head of DJ spine, Light creasing ; Blue cloth covered boards, with gilt stamped design on front board and gilt title on spine, full page plates throughout ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 247 pages 
Price: 37.95 USD
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Birds of the West Coast; Volume Two, Lansdowne, J. Fenwick
17 Lansdowne, J. Fenwick Birds of the West Coast; Volume Two
Toronto M.F. Feheley 1980 0919880193 / 9780919880191 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Some edge wear across top of DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Cream cloth covered boards have gilt titles stamped front and spine. Foreword by H.R.H. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 167 pages; Book is 15.5 inches tall. Stunning full page color plates of Lansdowne's paintings in first half of book with sketches in the balance. 
Price: 44.95 USD
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THE SHARK Nature's Masterpiece, Lawrence, R. D.
18 Lawrence, R. D. THE SHARK Nature's Masterpiece
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1985 0771047320 / 9780771047329 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Gary Low 
Small tears along top of DJ. Price-clipped.; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W Illustrations; 9.10 X 6 X 0.90 inches; 187 pages; "R. D. Lawrence's fascination with sharks began in 1930 when he was nine years old and he caught a young sandbar shark in a net while diving in the Mediterranean." Renowned Canadian naturalist has written many books on the wildife of Canada 
Price: 16.50 USD
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The Story of Wild Goose Jack  the Life and Work of Jack Miner, Linton, James M.; Calvin W Moore
19 Linton, James M.; Calvin W Moore The Story of Wild Goose Jack the Life and Work of Jack Miner
Toronto CBC Enterprises 1984 088794129x / 9780887941290 1st; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Light wear only; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 208 pages 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Birds of the Eastern Forest: 2, Livingston, John A.; J.F. Landsdowne (artist)
20 Livingston, John A.; J.F. Landsdowne (artist) Birds of the Eastern Forest: 2
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1970 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by B&W and Color Plates 
Light edge wear, a few short tears to DJ, small tear in back panel of DJ, small ding in back board, ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 261 pages 
Price: 39.95 USD
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