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Image for Off the Highway : Growing Up in North Delta

Off the Highway : Growing Up in North Delta

By: Bach, Mette

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, New Star Books: 2010

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15639

ISBN: 1554200490

Condition: 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 comment... View more info

Image for Robert Bateman a Retrospective of Limited Editions; Vols. I, II & III 1978-1982, 1983-1986 & 1987-1991

Robert Bateman a Retrospective of Limited Editions; Vols. I, II & III 1978-1982, 1983-1986 & 1987-1991

By: Bateman, Robert

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Venice, Florida, Mill Pond Press: 1991

Seller ID: 19154

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Card covers show very light shelf wear.; Bright, solid books with colour reproductions on glossy paper of limited editions released during the years in question. Three oblong paperbacks. ; Colour Illustrations; 9.8 X 7.1 X 1.3 inches View more info

Image for The Legendary Betty Frank  The Cariboo's Alpine Queen

The Legendary Betty Frank The Cariboo's Alpine Queen

By: Birchwater, Sage & Betty Frank

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Halfmoon Bay BC, Caitlin Press: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16901

ISBN: 189475963X

Condition: 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 ... View more info

Image for Sods, Soil, and Spades The Acadians At Grand Pré and Their Dykeland Legacy

Sods, Soil, and Spades The Acadians At Grand Pré and Their Dykeland Legacy

By: Bleakney, J. Sherman

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19240

ISBN: 0773528164

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar.; B&W Illustrations; 9.8 X 7.1 X 0.9 inches; 221 pages; "This is a detailed account of how early Acadian settlers turned the Grand Pre tidal marshes into fertile farming land. It also explores the unique and elegant engineering principles and practices used by the Acadians and looks at how their culture influenced their success in mastering this marshland region."" View more info

Image for Marine Birds And Aquaculture In British Columbia: Assessment and Management of Interactions Phase II Report: Assessment Of Geographical Overlap

Marine Birds And Aquaculture In British Columbia: Assessment and Management of Interactions Phase II Report: Assessment Of Geographical Overlap

By: Booth, Jacqueline & Harriet Rueggeberg

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Ministry of Environment, Canadian Wildlife Service: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19192

ISBN: 066217173X

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show very light shelf wear.; A tight solid book, yellow card covers, sidestapled with black cloth tape over spine. 53 Pages plus appendices. ; Technical Report Series #73; B&W charts; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 53 pages View more info

Image for The Birds of British Columbia, Vol. 1  Nonpasserines- Introduction, Loons Through Waterfowl

The Birds of British Columbia, Vol. 1 Nonpasserines- Introduction, Loons Through Waterfowl

By: Campbell, R. Wayne; Neil K. Dawe; Ian McTaggart-Cowan; John M. Cooper; Gary W. Kaiser; Michael C.E. McNall

Price: $32.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Royal British Columbia Museum: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14492

ISBN: 0771888724

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


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 View more info

Image for Introducing the Dragonflies of British Columbia and the Yukon

Introducing the Dragonflies of British Columbia and the Yukon

By: Cannings, Robert A.

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Royal British Columbia Museum: 2005

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 19239

ISBN: 0772646376

Condition: Near Fine


Card covers show light shelf wear, crease bottom fore corner.; A tight solid book. ; Colour Illustrations; 8.3 X 5.5 X 0.3 inches; 96 pages View more info

Image for The Eagles of Hornby Island My Tree-Top Neighbors

The Eagles of Hornby Island My Tree-Top Neighbors

By: Carrick, Douglas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Surrey, BC, Hancock House Pub Ltd: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19238

ISBN: 088839649X

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers show very light shelf wear. Front fly leaf has been removed. ; A bright, solid book.; Colour Illustrations; 8.3 X 5.5 X 0.3 inches; 110 pages; "The author's early observations of eagles nesting on his property led to the installation of a video camera on the nest, and ended with the eagles on webcam, providing a direct eagles-in-the-wild experience to millions around the world." View more info

Image for Deep Voices  The Wisdom of Whales and Dolphin Tales

Deep Voices The Wisdom of Whales and Dolphin Tales

By: Cressey, Jason & Frank Woll

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Victoria, BC, Trafford Publishing: 2009

Edition: Second Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18767

ISBN: 1425141129

Condition: Very Good+


Signed by Author; Card covers show light shelf wear and scuffing.; A bright, solid book, inscribed by the author on the title page.; B&W Illustrations; 10 X 7 X 1.34 inches; 592 pages; "This groundbreaking book examines ancient mythology and sacred rituals to better understand our marine cousins, the natural world – and each other." View more info

Image for Wilderness Man; the Strange Story of Grey Owl

Wilderness Man; the Strange Story of Grey Owl

By: Dickson, Lovat

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Macmillan Company of Canada: 1973

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 16412

ISBN: 0770510434

Condition: 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." View more info

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A Zoo in my Luggage

By: Durrell, Gerald

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18279

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


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 ... View more info

Image for Naturalist's Guide to the Victoria Region; What to look for, and where to find it in and about Victoria

Naturalist's Guide to the Victoria Region; What to look for, and where to find it in and about Victoria

By: Edwards, R. Y. (editor)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Victoria, BC, B. C. Nature Council: 1975

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 19057

Condition: Very Good+


Card covers have very light shelf wear.; A tight solid book. Beige card covers ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 47 pages; 1975 Edition revised by David Stirling. A guide to the rocks, plants, sea life, butterflies and birds of the lower tip of Vancouver Island. View more info

Image for A Celebration of Birds  C.G. Finch-Davies's final album of Southern African birds

A Celebration of Birds C.G. Finch-Davies's final album of Southern African birds

By: Finch-Davies, Claude Gibney

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Johannesburg, Natural History Books: 1990

Seller ID: 18765

ISBN: 0620148195

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Very light shelf wear is evident to book and dust jacket, slipcase is as new.; A bright, solid book; B&W and colour plates; Unpaginated pages; "Facsimile reproduction of 21 coloured paintings, each accompanied by a page of hand-written notes, covering the period 28 March 1918 to 4 April 1920." View more info

Image for Ocean to Alpine A British Columbia Nature Guide

Ocean to Alpine A British Columbia Nature Guide

By: Finlay, Joy & Cam Finlay

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Lone Pine Publishing: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16674

ISBN: 1551050137

Condition: 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 View more info

Image for Dry Storeroom No. 1  The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum

Dry Storeroom No. 1 The Secret Life of the Natural History Museum

By: Fortey, Richard

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2008

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17197

ISBN: 0307263622

Condition: 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 t... View more info

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Ralph Edwards of Lonesome Lake

By: Gould, Ed

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Saanichton, BC, Hancock House: 1979

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19150

ISBN: 0919654746

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


DJ has some shelf wear present, with short tears and light chipping. A section of DJ missing lower back edge ; A bright solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W and colour illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 296 pages; This is an oral history narrated by Edwards and written by Gould. This is the first of a trilogy of books about and by Edwards family members. It is the amazing story of a man who lived a self dependent life in the wilderness of British Columbia, learned to fly at 65 and became a commercial fisherman at 70. Edwards is best known for his efforts to pres... View more info

Wildflower Genetics A Field Guide for British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest

By: Griffiths, Anthony J. F.; Ganders, Fred R.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Flight Press: 1983

Seller ID: 14412

ISBN: 091984300x

Condition: 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 View more info

Image for The Living Land An Account Of The Natural Resources Of British Columbia

The Living Land An Account Of The Natural Resources Of British Columbia

By: Haig-Brown, Roderick

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Toronto, The Macmillan Company of Canada Ltd.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18856

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ has some light shelf wear, with minor creasing. Page foredges have light foxing and endpapers have light offset discoloration, previous owner's name in ink on FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Colourful map enclosed in pocket attached to back end paper. Richly illustrated with colour plates and B&W and colour illustrations and maps. ; B&W and Colour Illustrations, Maps; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 269 pages; "Haig-Brown, naturalist and renowned fisherman, here presents a popular account of the natural resources of his province, their use and manag... View more info

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Western Windows

By: Hutchison, Bruce

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Don Mills, ON, Longmans Canada Ltd.: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17275

Condition: 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. View more info

Image for Black Wolf - The Life of Ernest Thompson Seton

Black Wolf - The Life of Ernest Thompson Seton

By: Keller, Betty

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Vancouver, BC, Douglas & Mcintyre: 1984

Edition: First Canadian Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 11484

ISBN: 088894439X

Condition: 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. View more info